.....another cruise night memory flogger for the early 60's group. If you don't remember Hunter Hancock, you didn't own an AM radio. Hunter Hancock was an LA Icon in the 50's and 60's. I remember him on KPOP and KGFJ. Thanks El Rojo for the clip Hunter Hancock
Name: Linda Kristof () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 10:47:39
Message: Steve ('61) and I have enjoyed all the posts about your upcoming cruise night. Sounds like a real blast. Since we can't be with you in person we will be there in spirit we will be cruising Saturday night to the Sonic Drive-in with Steve's sister Linda (Dawson) Dietrich ('69) and her husband Leonard (Leuziner grad.). After that we plan a dip in the development pool! Want to join us? These Kansas City, Missouri nights are the pitts, no ocean breeze to cool us off!
Thanks for all your devotion to us, John. You really started something when you got the idea to begin the webpage. It is more than that to a lot of people! It is their link to the past and a chance to renew friendships for the future!
Hello, to Judy DeGrazia who has been urging me to input here!
Hi Linda, Have some ice cream on Saturday night, as you'll be here in spirit. Thanks also to Judy DeGrazia, our resident Cougartown brown noser (private joke there), for prodding you. It's nice to hear from you guys every once in a while. Thanks Linda......Be a Coug'
Name: Diana Calabro () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 10:27:59
Message: Barbara Westrope; saw your feedback. I'm sure you know who I am. Looking in my yearbook I didn't know you graduated in 1963 from Hawthorne High, very interesting, all I know is that we knew each other when our daughters played softball together. Well how the heck are you and the girls? Are you living at the same place in Hawthorne? Well if everything goes as planned I will see you on Cruise Night. It sure would be great to hear from others from the 60's.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 10:25:18
Class: one thousand nine hundred sixty seven
I think you should consider not being king but "GRAND WIZZARD"! You have proven you have the power just look at how you created CougarTown. You have more power then any ol' king. I think your editors for the newsletter should be your apprentices. As for the kingdom yes there might as well be a kingdom. The king would report to you. I think that Leeroy should be king. Yes, if mom V won't come through for you, you need a ($20m) backup plan. See you at cruise night!
Hey Chris, Isn't the Grand Wizard, the leader of the KKK? I think I'll stick with King.
Name: Maggie Noya Lippon () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 08:44:08
Message: Hi everyone! We're counting down the days to the Class of '79 Reunion at the House of Blues this Saturday, July 24. Tickets are still available for anyone who'd like to join us. A LAST MINUTE CHANGE has been made to the PICNIC SITE for the Sunday Picnic on July 25. We'll be meeting at POLLYWOG PARK AT 1:00PM, located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach off of Aviation Blvd. Look for the tables with the red and yellow table cloths. It's a BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH, and will give us a chance to do some more catching up. There will be a couple of games and stuff for the kids and for us big kids...well you know we'll probably want to participate in the games too. I'll be there early around 11:00am to set up, so anyone who'd like to join me a little early are more than welcome. Pollywog is also featuring Concerts in the Park which starts at 5:00pm. So if you'd like to stay for that, bring a bottle of wine and some snacks and enjoy the concert from the lawn seating. Should be loads of fun. Look forward to a partying and reminiscing filled weekend. Would have loved to have joined you guys for Cruise Night. Sounds like a Blast! Oh and John, OUTSTANDING WORK you're doing here. I could spend hours on this page and get absolutely nothing done. Thanks for giving me a place of refuge!
Thank YOU Maggie for checking in. See....if you place their picture on the website, "They Will Come".....and do not be a stranger here. Have a great time this weekend. The 20th is Magic Time.
Let's see, if Happy T. Jones married Maggie's brother . . . . . .
Name: Mo () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 08:17:57
Maiden: Trott Fleshman Trott
Message: John, Well we're almost there. I think we're covered in the music department. Here are some of the CD's I'll be bring. Forever Young...Jukebox Favorites...Best Love Songs (all 50-60's)...Glenn Miller (In The Mood)...Johnny Mathis...Bobby Darin...Dick Dale & His Del-Tones (for Chuck, "Let's Go Trippin")...and yes even the Beach Boys, "Be True To Your School" and CD of just Doo Wop songs.. I think I covered any asked for request. I almost forgot, TFASP by Percy Faith (just for you). Kathy, sorry I don't have a card table for you, just the CD's. Kathy, I knew your father-in-law very well. He is surely missed by a lot of his friends. How is Mavis doing?
Thanks Mo, That saves me from making a tape. Please mark them like you did for slumber parties. I will bring Jakejude's Classics and that's it. Has anyone volunteered a card table yet?
Name: Judy Watts () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 01:16:22
Message: for the Memories page:
"GOOSE THE BUCKET"
CLASS OF '74
Name: Cindy Matthies () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 00:57:18
Message: Okay then John ...... can I be co-King with you??? Is that sight set high enough for ya? Or what if I just whup The Princess of the World and take over her spot, eh? Whaddya say Sharon? Wanna rumble for it? Aw c'mon guys, I wanna play too ... if I can't be at cruise night at least let me have a title! (I've been here at work waaaayyyyy too long! I'll wake up tomorrow and this will all have been a dream .....)
No you can't possibly be co King wrong plumbing and all.... BUT I think you've hit upon an idea for our next get together. How about "Princess of the Universe Mud Wrestling"..... now Swifty, before you say NO just hear me out. This would be a great fundraiser for Cougartown and uhhh ummmm....Scouting YEAH, that's it Scouting. We'll split the profits even 75-25 steven. NOW what do you say?
Name: Lori Padelford () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 00:41:38
Message: Hi Pam Short! This is in response to your call for people that graduated from Leuzinger in the 40's. My dad and his 7 sisters all graduated from Leuzinger. He graduated in 49 and I am not sure what years his sister's graduated but 6 of them graduated before him and one after. There names are Betty, Helen, Jackie, Marion, Dorothy, Donna and Shirley. I also had a brother that graduated from HHS in 71 like you, his name was Bob Padelford, he passed away in 1983. On a lighter note where are all the people from the classes of the 80's especially c/o 81. Were our lives so boring we have nothing to write about? How about the people that went to St Joe's where are you ? Linda Snyder, Beth Kozlow,Linda and Carole Stellino, John Baxter etc... Mandy Treckman do you remember me? Wish I could be at cruise night but we're having a BBQ bash for my birthday on Saturday. Have a chocolate chip shake for me.
BBQ Bash!? Sounds good Lori. We'll all be at your house at 10:30. Pam Short, There are lots of Hinzo's that graduated in the 40's, that are still in Lawndale. Also Bob Hartzell, the ex Fire Chief graduated from Leuzinger in, I'm guessing, the 40's. I saw him at memorabilia days earlier this year. Another one is Walt Dixon who used to own B&B Camera, and still lives in Hawthorne. Hope there's a name you remember there.
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 00:02:58
Message: Hey there everyone-just checking in so John doesn't worry that I've runaway! Picked up the tickets for the 50/50 today. So, just how illegal is this? We have lawyers ready to come to my rescue don't we?? I know, the king can decree it OK for one night! Seriously, I believe as long as it's for a non-profit organization (and cougartown is that!) it should be fine. See ya all on Saturday. We should be dancin' in the streets :)
Your father in law was Chief for 100 years, I am King, and if things get sticky, we have Prince James "Algonquin J. Calhoun" Sloey, who's slogan on his card says, "if the glove don't fit, you must acquit" i've got to remind him to get some new business cards.... so there's nothing to worry about.
Name: Patty Valencia () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 23:35:02
Maiden: QueenYeah Right...
Message: Where's Fosters? I mean really. Does everyone remember the actual coordinates? Did anyone ever go there and really pay attention to where their wheels were taking them, or was everyone too busy paying attention to everyone else's wheels? I mean, what if someone wanted to show up unprepared, is there a spotlight pointed to the sky that will be on? Will there be ice cream cone fire works? Neon arrows down Hawthorne Blvd? Police escorts? hmmm?
Why would someone want to know this information, especially since someone said that someone was not going to be in town?
Name: Barbara () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 23:19:25
Message: I am alive and kickin and I'll see everyone Saturday. I will be with the wild bunch...Marsha Russell, Sandy Peppers, Judy DeGracia, Paula Chapin Rogers, Billie Mc Nabb and hopefully all my "knarf" buddies from 26th st. Pat Burriss and Bill Schultz I haven't heard from you in a while. Are you sober yet? Les Johnson, I haven't seen you since the twentieth reunion, remember Pat?? Who wanted to know about Shaw's and Marine Sporting Goods on Rosecrans? My mother worked there from mid 50's to late 70's. Where's Valerie Davis and Sandy Sokol, anyone know? I am at Sandy Peppers Cooper's tonight with my bag of memorabilia. I have every button card from 60 - 63. "On to CIF", "Sink the Seahawks", etc. Also have lots of pics that I will bring to cruise night. See you Saturday!
Now wait a minute. Is it the Wild Bunch or the Rowdy Girls??
Name: Bob HH Rierdan () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 23:12:41
Message: "Beebop, Boogie & the Blues" - OLD HH RULES!!!
Hey Bob, Where have you been? I knew you'd sniff out old HH on real audio. What a classic clip. What time are you planning on getting to Fosters on Saturday.
Name: Cindy Matthies () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 22:35:41
Message: Ah thanks John, I feel much better! You do realize that this means that when (not if) they disown me, you and all your royal family must adopt me! Hey, I don't care what I have to be ... I'll be a jester or even The Princess of The World's handmaiden! But I have to warn you .... the guys at work here nicknamed me Xena (don't ask why, I don't have a clue!) and yes, a bad hair day is not pretty! So no royal-family abuse, eh? Else I might ...... uhhh something or other ......
The Princess of The World's handmaiden!?!? Settin' your sights a little high there aren't ya' Cindy? First you have to wash the Kings pickup truck, THEN we'll talk about turning you over to the Princess. I think the Princess has three handmaidens now. Geez how many hands does the Princess have anyway. . . . .
Name: Cindy Matthies () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 22:07:45
Message: Could someone maybe please oh please call my cousin in San Diego and ask her to change her wedding date to the 25th so my sister and I can come to cruise night too? This is so unfair!!!!! I'm going to whine all the way to PAGE 100!!!!! I wanna go ...... waaaaaaaaa!
No Problem.....Your King will cancel the wedding. There, you are free to come.
Name: Becky O'Brien () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 21:29:50
Message: Okay, so Karen Hare calls up outta-the-blu and says "Put gas in the Mustang, momma, we gotta go to cruise nite on Saturday". Wow! See you there Chuck Currie, you were always cool.
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 20:38:16
Message: Hey Betty, I'm trying to talk Debbie Duvall, class of 69, into going to Cruise night with me but she's hemmin' and hawin' as Leeroy might say... Send her a ransom note demanding an appearance, if she's not listed on the alumni list send it to me and I will forward it to her email address... She lives about a mile from me but she's a slippery one, I can't get her to make a commitment on this, and it ain't for lack of tryin'!
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 20:28:37
Message: Okay - if Ella Fitzgerald married Darth Vader, she'd be Ella Vader. . . . Yer turn, John!
If Riki Lake married Dan Nelson she'd be..........
Name: EL NO B () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 20:12:48
Message: Cal, great to hear from you. i really don't remember that little episode with, uh.... R. whosoever, but the "post thing" does stir the memories. maybe it was an awakening. you know i still don't really recall how that 26th and Highland post, AKA street sign, got in our backyard, but the night the MBPD showed up they were quite amused. do you remember the BANANA TREES that my brother and a guy named charlie, myself and a few others planted by the shower at 26th ? jeez they actually started growing.that was the summer that we spent many nights down on the sand. wake up, go home. eat. go back to the beach. ahhh! the memories. thanks JB. el. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
Great Tape El, thanks.......
Name: Larry Cuiper () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 20:05:49
Message: Hey John, when I was going back on feedback and saw that picture of Zeke and Ron, it brought back a memory of them. Zeke was a good wrestler and would win alot, I believe he won due to his hair, back then to get your curl to stay we used grease. When I would get him in a head lock, he would slip out and win, It had to be the Grease!! Zeke was one of the nicest guys, and the different reunions we had, he had not changed, one of the nice guys. Bob Frazier and I have stayed in contact with Ron, although it has been 5 years since I saw him. Now this man is a true, "Do not judge a book by its cover" person. When we were in School, he loved to wear long trench coats and a good old mafia type hat, did his driving around in a 1941 Packard Limo with the front seat taken out, so as he could be riding low, He had dated Hessie Mcknight(62)a few times and anyone remembering her, will tell you she did not even make 4'11", so when she sat in that front seat, she would get a great view of that Dashboard!! Ron too was a good guy, but seeing him in that car was a sight. All in fun. No one would ever have believed he ended up being a teacher and went on to be a School Principal at a Indian Reservation in Arizona. Two of the nicest guys with Great careers. Loretta spoke to Dickie Norton, he's Married to Coach Chanucey's daughter Jan. They just got back from vacation, but they will try making Crusin Night with one of his seven cars!!! I need to get with Bob Frazier and get him going on Saturday too! This is getting so big and it will be fun. See you all saturday!!!
That picture of Chris and Ronnie has stirred up such a batch of emails. I was talking to Linda Jones HHS62 yesterday, and she said she went to Ronnie's Senior Prom with him. I asked her if she went steady with him and she said no. I said how did you, a Sophomore, get a date with a Senior that you really didn't know. She said, "he asked me and I was afraid to say no." Now linda, I know you were just kidding. Weren't you??
Thanks Lar', I'll call Bob too. See you Saturday....
Name: Myrna () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 18:52:47
Message: Sloey - it's a good thing you genuflected to our King - YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN FLOGGED!!! Ingrid - I'm with you about the memories, the chance to go back a bit. I've always wished I had been more involved in all the activities in high school. My husband finds it hard to believe I was ever quiet, shy, naive', and innocent! I guess I've made up for it in the last 30+ years. And John - "he didn't have a life, so he played a silly game...."
Wait a minute....."Myrna Bell" and "quiet, shy, naive, and innocent" don't even belong in the same County together.Sorry you can't make it for Fosters Cruise night. You can throw a rock and almost hit Myrna's old house from Fosters. Maybe next time girl. Be a Coug'......
Name: Karen () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 18:45:57
Message: Dan, you didn't say anything about taking the viper. But I gotta go with the girls from 66, Becky Slaughter who is driving her Expedition, Mary Kean and her sister Betty c/o 69 . Looking forward to seeing the rowdy girls, Robin (the prince) and El Rojo wish you were going to be there after reading all the entertaining stories you write in, you will be missed. Sandy and Sherry Peppers, Barbara Norris, Jim Sloey (the other prince, don't want to leave you out) and the KING J.B, see you all on cruise night.
Karen, Sounds great. We'll see you there. And everyone do not forget to get a nametag. Even the kids and spouses. I want to know who everyone belongs to.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 18:24:02
Message: SHE WOULD BE TUESDAY MARCH THE SECOND.
RIKKI I have known your family (Cynthia and Patti) for ever or 30+ years whatever is longer so do not worry my brudder and I will have nothing to do with that scheme Prince Robin has, to take off with your new Panoz. So if you give me the keys my brudder and I shall be happy to guard it through the entire game and after the game while everyone is at the new Stick and Stein. In fact we would be honored to just guard it forever. Otherwise what Robin said. Did i get it right, My Patti that i am always "concerned" about, isn't going to cruise night? Robin are you really coming to Homecoming? Why not cruise night, this Prince thing is too tough to do Solo, and El Rojo, I do believe you were made a Prince too so what could keep you in Idaho when you could be cruisin fosters again? And I apologize I just realize El Rojo that that is where you live, idaho, and not an occupational statement. See ya Cougs. Sloey
What is this......."My Buddy Robin Hood", "My Patty, that I am always Concerned About" what is this, SUCK UP WEEK??
El doesn't want to leave Idaho because he thinks he still might get lucky.
It looks like the Prince is flying solo since I promised Brudder Bill a double chocolate dipped MONSTER cone to ride in with ME on Saturday and be the Kings security. The Rowdy girls are parking next to me and guarding my flank. Face it Slo man, the coup has been thwarted. Be good and I'll see if Ricki won't let you polish the wheels on the Panoz.
I LOVE YOU MAAANN!! See you all Saturday!!!!
Name: Robin () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 15:35:38
Message: .....so as they left early that next morning, we all made a promise to not reveal the happenings of that heavenly night until at least the next century. Well John there you have it...(and Frank were not talking "seven minutes in heaven" here) Sorry about the puter problems..A little scotch guard on the keyboard fixed her right up..hey Kap..Good to hear from you but as I remember it, you had chained that "loose" post to the last beer truck that had been there. And I wasnt calling home because we were late..I was just making sure dinner would be ready when I got there. (Ma Hood takes care of us boys:o)...Sandy , I would have gone "mano e mano" with the men in blue to keep your record clean that night. (gettin deep JB?)...El Blanco...Isnt it law in Idaho that you have to wear a hat in the name of forest fire prevention? Poor Jude has suffered retina damage all these years:o(...Sloey I see no way to dethrone the King..but...At homecoming 99 if you and your brudder will take him out underneath the stands just after the first Cougar TD(fans screaming), I in the meantime will sweet talk Ricki out of her Panoz keys, and we'll make a break for it...Only two seats so Bill will have to sit on your lap but we will never be noticed in that purple roadster...:o)Well glad I was able to finish yesterdays story John...thanks for your patience Buddy62...:o) later Cougs..
BUt hey...Robi...... Ah never mind....
Yeah there's a pretty visual. Bill sittin' on Jim's lap in the front seat of a Panoz. Talk about probable cause. You guys wouldn't get 200 feet from Halcap Field and Hawthorne's finest would have you spread eagled against the chain link fence. If you do make a run for it, leave the Sloey Bros. and take Mom "V". She's our ticket to Hot Rod City.
Be a Coug' Robin.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 15:09:33
YOU ARE THE KING, PRINCE ROBIN AND I ARE HONORED TO BE YOUR HUMBLE SERVANTS. THANKS JOHN FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR ALL OF US COUGARS! YOU THE MAN, MAN! LONG LIVE THE KING OF COUGARTOWN.COM THE SLOEY BROTHERS
I knew you guys would finally come to your senses. Thanks dudes......
Name: Pam Short () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 14:41:12
Message: Hi guys! This might be a little unusual, but...anybody out there my mom might know? Leuzinger class 41-43. I thought there still might be some "original" Hawthorne locals around. Grammas? Grampas? Her name is Jean Fulton. My dad was George Fulton (class '41). Dig deep, guys and dolls. :o)
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 14:17:36
Message: John-I love the name game! my sisters last name is Doyle - my dad begged her, if she ever had a son, to name him Lynn C. . . . . IS ANYONE FROM THE CLASS OF 1969 COMING TO CRUISE NITE?????? PLEASE LOG ON. JUST A YES OR NO, OKAY? Betty
Great one Betty. See you Saturday
Name: DAN PETTY () on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 14:16:53
Message: HI COUGARS! GREAT FEEDBACK GOING ON HERE! I'VE BEEN TRYING TO RECRUIT SOMEONE TO RIDE WITH ME FOR "CRUISE NIGHT"........NO LUCK AT ALL.....DIANE LAY=NO, KAREN HARE=NO, EVEN DEAN KARLES AND BILL GRONDYKE ARE AFRAID TO RIDE WITH ME...DANG....AM I NEVER GONNA LIVE DOWN MY DRIVING REP? IM PLANNING TO HI-JACK THE SILVER VIPER R/T 10 OFF THE SHOWROOM FLOOR, ASSUMING IT'S NOT SOLD BY SATURDAY. ANYONE OUT THERE FEEL LUCKY?
No here's a man who's going to risk stealing a bitchin' $80,000 Viper, so someone will ride to the malt shop with him. Anyone??