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Name: jim sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 9:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvnahg
Message: Leslie Nielson is correct...Michael Kratz you win a day of fun at the Cougartown magic castle. You'll be in charge of the feedback for one day. And here is a I betcha big...Keith will write in soon to tell you he and Leslie are old buddies. [Actually they sort of are but I'll let Keith tell you]
John, that was told to you in confidence. Actually they didn't find our family in the back woods of Nebraska until I was 12 they started me in the 3rd grade so I am a year younger than you John, 76.
Hey Jim, I was just trying to be nice

Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 8:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Answer for Sloey: Hans Conried played the Swamp Fox in 1955 Leslie Nielsen played the Swamp Fox in 1959, '60 and '61.
I thought I just said that

Name: Diana Hunt ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 8:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Escovedo
Class: 1971
City & State: Lomita, California
Message: Okay, I guess I am an official "Cougar" because my wonderful Hunka Hunka burnin love husband is 10 years my junior and I couldn't be any happier. The age is just a number most of the time, however, when you think back, I did babysit many little boys on our block in Hollyglen who swear that they would marry me when they grew up. Gosh brings back that tune in my head, "I'm so young and your so old this Diana I've been told" or something like that. All in all, life is great for this "OLD COUGAR".
Hey Diana, Keep it young....

Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 7:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: To answer Jim's Question, who played the "Swamp Fox" on Walt Disney. Of course... the actor is Leslie Nielsen, who played Francis Marion, the Revolutionary War hero.
How about Hans Conreid?

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 6:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: you can find anything these days....Jim, it was Robert Loggia

Name: Diana ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 5:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sanchez
Class: 1975
City & State: Bloomington, CA
Message: Happy Happy Birthday Dale Hahlbeck!!!!!! Turning 50 wasn't so bad now was it? Hope you had a wonderful day!! Keep in touch!! Been missing your voice and those great Im's!
Hey Dale, Where are you?

Name: Don Collins ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 5:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Murrita, Ca.
Message: Sharon, Thanks for the letting the Class of '76 know about Ronnie Harrison. Brother Ron & I grew up just a few blocks over on 117th St. I remember him dearly from York school. Ronnie was a great guy! Sorry to hear of his passing.

Name: JIM SLOEY ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 5:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: SOLVANG
No E-mail
Message: Old TV show trivia. Who played swamp fox on the old Weekly Disney show? Hey John with 1000 pages of feedback, that translates to about 15000+/- pages of stuff. You could do a movie and 7 sequels from the stuff on these pages. Greasbys my heart goes out to you but welcome to the poor side of town.
Hey Jim, We could do a movie from the Keith stuff we have.Keith, you wanna play the lead?
Happy Birthday tomorrow Jimbo. I remember you telling me they held you back a few years in grade school. What are you now, 67 or 68?

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 2:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: So. Karloffornia
Message: I've been hearing this "cougar" moniker for a while as well and wondered what exactly it meant. It gives a whole new meaning when the gals start singing at reunions, "We are the Cougars, the mighty, mighty Cougars..." I suppose it sounds better than "old bats."

Name: Cheryl Stromberg Adler ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 1:35 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Stromberg
Class: 1975
City & State: San Diego, CA
Message: We are trying to organize a "St. Joseph's" reunion for those who graduated St. Joe's in 1971. If you are interested or know anyone who graduated in 1971 from St. Joe's, please have them contact me at
Hey Cheryl, Great idea....

Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 12:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: Hey Dan! The Urban Dictionary describes "Cougar" as: "A 35+ year old female who is on the "hunt" for a much younger, energetic, willing-to-do-anything male. The cougar can frequently be seen in a padded bra, cleavage exposed, propped up against a swanky bar in Scottsdale (or other cities) waiting, watching, calculating; gearing up to sink her claws into an innocent young and strapping buck who happens to cross her path. A young man is the Cougar's number one prey." This makes me wonder how many of OUR female Cougars really ARE "Cougars"?

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 7:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks
Message: EJ Curse (aka EJ Curcio) Class of '77 will appear in tonight's episode of Rules of Engagement, 9:30 pm on CBS. Tune in and make a Cougar Sighting. By the way, when did it come into vogue to use the term "Cougar" referring to attractive "older women"? (It's used on that Del Taco commercial and I recently saw an "bit" on E Entertainment Television using the term).
One of my shows, Dan, I'll be there.

Name: Linda ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 1, 2007, 7:05 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christian
Class: 1964
City & State: Liberty, Missouri
Message: I have bad news to report. Jackie (Butler) Golla class of 1964 passed away Saturday of an aggressive brain tumor. Jackie and I have been friends since our freshman year in high school. She was a good friend. We kept in touch over the years even though Steve and I moved out of state. Jackie and I would e-mail every day. She was born two days before me in the same year, so she and I would always celebrate our birthdays together with special e-mails to each other. I am thankful we saw Jackie and Gary last December when we were in CA for my Mother's graveside service. We met at Alpine Village for a great lunch. Jackie was a beautifully talented lady; a gourmet cook she and her daughter were cooking their way around the world. The last 18 months she personally helped contractors remodel her home. Her yard is a gardener's paradise, she grew at least 20 varieties of lavender and many other herbs and exotic plants. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend.Jackie went very quickly. The beginning of June she was fine, doing her many projects and leading a normal life the end of June she became ill. Yesterday, they had a family gathering for her. Please pray for Jackie's family. They are devastated by this sudden loss.Take care,Linda Kristof
Sad news indeed, Linda, very sorry for the loss of your friend, Jackie. Thanks very much for sharing....

Name: dana ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 30, 2007, 11:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: salley
Class: 1978
City & State: Simi Valley CA
Message: Hi All: This past Saturday was our first meeting to begin planning the class of 78 thirty year reunion. Tracy Turner has put together a My Space Page to keep you updated on the party planning as well as assist us in tracking down alumni. We need to locate about 40% of our class and hope this helps us locate old friends. John; can you also post this information on the Reunion Site? Thank you dana.
Also please email us at and provide your current contact information for yourselves and any other alumni you may keep in contact with. Tracy Turner, Michelle Whittaker, Sheri Hahlbeck, and Dana Salley are all working together to make this the most successful reunion ever and look forward to seeing all of you?.We have a tentative date for the weekend of August 8th and 9th.
Hey Dana, Great looking Reunion site and yes I'll add the link to the Reunions page. Thanks, and have a fun reunion.

Name: Heather ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 30, 2007, 4:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Reoch
Class: 1975
City & State: Mukilteo, WA
Message: Happy, happy 50th Birthday to our dear friend Dale Hahlbeck! Enjoy your day and can't wait for our birthday bash on October 13th. Heather
Happy Birthday Dale!!!

Name: Steve Kristof ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 29, 2007, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Liberty,Mo.
No E-mail
Message: Just thought I'd check in and say hello. I've driven past ol' HHS a couple times when I was back there on business a couple years ago. Can't say I like the chain link fence. But times do change don't they?
Hey Steve, thanks for the shout. Good to know you're still checking in.

Name: Polly Martens ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 28, 2007, 8:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Beach
Class: 1974
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Just a quick Howdy! And, to just check in. I love the improvements John! Really cool stuff added. Keep it up! I have been pretty busy at work, and with the "Art" thing so it has been awhile. I am hoping to get a website up soon to show my work. I wish everyone Happy Fall/Back to School! BTW, if you want to run into Cougar Alumni, go to the Von's on Inglewood and Marine. I seen many Cougars strolling down the aisles.
Hey Polly, Glad you're still with us and when you get your website going please email me and I'll add it to the Cool Sites on the What's New page. Thanks again....

Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 28, 2007, 4:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I'm so saddened to report the passing of another Cougar. Ron Harrison class of 76, passed away this week in Las Vegas. Ronnie and I grew up next door to each other on 115th St. I remember walking to York School kindergarten with Ronnie. We spent many hours playing with Matchbox cars in the dirt under the big tree in the back yard. Our families were very close; many weekends on dune buggies and minibikes at Red Rock Canyon. 3 Harrison kids and 3 Bierman kids. Ronnie was the last Harrison left. Hard to believe they are all gone now. RIP Ronnie....
I'm sorry for your and the class of 76's loss, Sharon.

Name: Closet Cougar ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 28, 2007, 3:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Mexifornia
Message: Sorry Closet Coug, You need to identify yourself...

Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 27, 2007, 9:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Well now Baker, that's pretty clever. Did you use the icon for the sort? If I am to make a "book report" on this it'll take awhile since the reference is the page and there could be multiple sightings on a page and multiple sightors. Chris Prewitt, my whiz-kid friend, where are you??
Click on the page, go down to the Cougar Sighting graphic, and write the name down, EZ.

Name: Danny Bellare ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 27, 2007, 9:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: between CA and IL
Message: Danny says "hi" to anybody who remembers him, especially 76er's! He would welcome email from old friends!
That's what it's all about, Danny...

Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 27, 2007, 7:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I think Paco's message was just a shameless plug to set up some Cougar Sightings! : )) Actually, I was hoping John would set up a scoreboard of sorts, and keep track of and figure out who is the Master of Cougar Sightings!
Ahh he's just showing off his grandkids again
For the Cougar Sightings, go to the Keyword Search and type this: coug-sighting.gif
Sue, you have elected yourself to report that Coug Sighting info right back here.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 27, 2007, 5:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Are there any Cougars that live around the San Jose area? I'll be attending a hockey tournament in Jan. and would like some local info, please email me..Paco

Name: Elizabeth Perri ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 27, 2007, 4:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: KERGER
Class: 1979
City & State: Kennesaw, GA
Message: FYI, RE: Darryl Potter PASSED AWAY THIS WEEK. "December 16, 1963 - September 23, 2007"
Class of 1981 or 82? send stories, comments and pictures to:
Darryl Potters Services are following. Church information LAWNDALE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Date and Time Saturday Sept 29th at 2:00pm. Address 4234 West 147th St. Lawndale, CA 90260 Phone 310-644-2236. Directions
Cemetery information (immediately after); PACIFIC CREST Address 2701 182nd Street (at Inglewood Ave) Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Phone 310.370.5891
DARRYL'S SERVICES will be at Chris Ramos' house 4472 W. 130th St. Hawthorne Please feel free to bring food and/or drinks
Thank you
Very sorry for your loss, Elizabeth

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 27, 2007, 9:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Attention Class of 78. You have a reunion in the works. Please see details on the Reunions page and please make sure your address and email information is up to date on the Ctown Info System so your Reunion Committee can contact you. Have a great reunion.