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Name: Erik Blunt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 16, 2008, 5:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Murrieta, CA
Message: It is with great sadness that I am informing my classmates of the passing of my best friend, Alfredo Mercado (c/o '88) today. He has been a friend for nearly 25 years, and my wife (Julie Leeper c/o '87) and I will dearly miss him. Alfredo was our Drum Major and a member of the Knights. He remained in the South Bay until his passing at 38 years of age.
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 15, 2008, 1:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Marietta, Ohio
Message: So sorry to hear about Coach Yost passing away. He treated all of us scorekeepers with respect and you could tell he enjoyed the wrestlers like they were his own kids. During the season when the HHS kids were over, he would call my mom up and tell her who could eat dinner and who had to make weight! He came to the class of 70's ten year reunion to visit with everyone, and I could always tell he cared what happened to the kids he coached. He wanted donations to go to Redondo High, but I , for one, will be making a donation to the HHS sports program in his memory. Thanks John, and keep up the good work!
Name: Jon M. Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 15, 2008, 1:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne CA
Message: Not much has been said about Cruise Night at Fosters the 16th August. The CLASS of 69 will have a reunion committee meeting at 6:30 at Fosters at one of picnic tables. All members of class of 69 are members of the reunion committee. Our mission is to make EVERYONE WELCOME to come back for our 40TH Reunion next year and to have FUN FUN FUN. No matter where you are in the world we would love to hear from you.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 14, 2008, 3:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Sad news, Engineer Bill passed away. Red light...
Name: Dave Krikac ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 14, 2008, 2:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Franklin, TN
Message: Hey Cougs...been a while....Sounds like my younger bro Ken had a blast at the Reunion. Hey, I am writing to help out a kid that works for us here, a wheelchair user and I think the poorest family I have met in Tennessee so far. Last year we pulled together a cool vacation for this kid, so this year we are trying to TOP THAT. If you can help by forwarding this youtube link to friends we are trying to raise money for an AWESOME vacation for this kid Keith. I am talking no more than a few dollars here. He IS the least of these for sure. Here is the link
on youtube Bless you all and remember....every day is a GIFT. Thanks again John for all you do.
Name: Karen Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 13, 2008, 9:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Edmond, Oklahoma
Message: Hey John - you don't know me, but I had a Cougar-sighting that I wanted to share with you. When I was in LA for the 1978 reunion last weekend, my friends Tammy Stiritz and Jeanette Nimrichter drove me to my old neighborhood, Holy Glen, to see the house I grew up in. (My parents sold the house in late 1979!) Jeanette's rental car was a convertible, so we were sitting in front of my house while I was taking pictures.
The next door neighbor came out - I'm sure he thought I was a stalker or something - so I waved and said not to worry, I grew up in this house! He squinted in the sun at me and said "Are you one of the Mann girls???" I said I was, the younger one (sorry Carol, but that will ALWAYS be true!) - and he remembered me! They had moved in when I was 15, and I vaguely remembered him. MORE IMPORTANTLY - HE IS A CLASSMATE OF YOURS! Dave Stark, HHS Class of 1962! We told him about your fabulous website, and he replied that he knows you but he doesn't have a computer! Just wanted you to know that we TRIED to recruit another member of Cougartown for ya, unfortunately we ran into the one guy in the free world without a computer!
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 13, 2008, 6:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: John, The HHS Sports Donors Banner looks great! You did a good job, I think this will help inspire the classes to help the cause. Come on class of 1961 lets kick some booty!!
Name: Leslie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 13, 2008, 6:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Whittier , CA.
Message: Hey Jodi Weishaar, I dont know how many times I have tried to contact you and ask to come over for that ICE COLD BEER you so favorably talk about. You know I would be the first one at the door to drink with Mike!!! And have those Jager Bombs! But I have heard that y'all have moved. UNBENOUNCED TO ME! How bout sharing the new digits with me and I would be glad to show up. Good to hear from you and hope to see you and Mike soon.
Name: Lori Hines-Aurentz ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 13, 2008, 12:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Just want to say thank you to the planning committee for another great reunion. It was so good to see everyone. Especially the Eucalyptus gang. (And I don't mean that by today's definition.) I love you guys and girls, you're the best!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 13, 2008, 11:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Attention anyone who's looking for Cougartown Tshirts: Happy to report that the Cougartown Tshirts will be done Friday of this week and we will have them at Cruise Night on Saturday. Also, the Tshirt page is working now and we have (or will have on Friday) ALL SIZES again so feel free to order away.
Thanks to all for your patience.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 13, 2008, 8:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Las vegas
Message: I want to thank Bob Daman HHS Class Of '65 for stepping up and offering to make the plaques we need at NO COST. This is a great thing Bob is doing and we all should thank him. He has a shop in Mission Viejo Ca. called A-1 Awards & Engraving
. Please if need any kind of award give Bob a call and support his business. This is the type of support we need. Anything to help alleviate any costs to put this together. Thank you Bob. Also, want to thank Matt Peterson. I remember Matt as a wrestler at HHS. He has given me some great leads and has been a great help. As has Sharon McDonald who is proof reading all the material I am putting together. I average about a C- in English so there is some work. I will have the complete Sponsorship Package done this week.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 13, 2008, 6:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vallejo, CA
Message: So far, 52 Cougars have stepped up to donate $7476 for the HHS athletic programs. This is only 12.5% of the goal of $60,000 we hope to raise and right now, it isn't looking good when you see how donations have slowed to a trickle. Most of us were fortunate enough to participate in HHS sports in times where we had better funding and did not have to go out and raise money through car washes and bake sales. These kids today are looking at massive program eliminations this year which pretty much kills the joy and spirit of athletic competition. Yes, maybe we don't have our kids going to HHS and so who cares what happens to the classes of today. But if we don't intervene now to help out, the tradition and sport legacy of HHS will die. So come on all you folks write a check today if you haven't yet done so. Let's see your names on the banner JB has started. Keith, Wade, Leslie, Jim and Bill, you know who you are. We have at least 200 regular CT members still to donate and over $50,000 still to raise. Dont wait for somebody else to step up, do something today to help save HHS sports. There is no good excuse for this fund drive to have stopped so far short of the goal. Be a winner and make a donation today!
Name: Andrea Rossi ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 12, 2008, 7:26 pm - HHS Time
Message: Hi John.I know there is a business that makes banners on Elsegundo blvd [im pretty sure that the street] called AAA Banners....or something like that...... I know for sure its in Hawthorne!
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 12, 2008, 11:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: The press release is done and the Sponsorship Package is almost done. I thought I cold finish over the weekend but I got going on two other projects. I will have it done this week for sure. I need to send it to you John because there are four levels of sponsorship and I want to make sure we can give them what I said. I don't think there should be a problem. Also, we need a trophy place to make plaques for us. Is there one in Hawthorne or does anyone know anybody. We are giving nice plaques to the major sponsors so they can display them in their business and let people know they are supporting CougarFest. We also need a banner maker for the banner being displayed at home games with the sponsors on it. Sorry for taking so long but all of a sudden I am busy but it will be done this week.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 12, 2008, 11:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: RE HHS Sports: Keith, Thought maybe you could update us on how the Press Release and Sponsorship package was progressing. By the way, thanks very much for taking that one on. I know it's no easy task.
Name: Bob and Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 12, 2008, 9:17 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Hey John, Bob and I were at our annual Ramona Neighborhood Picnic and we found these two darling Cougar Munchkins at the park. They said they knew you..Well, they were hungry so we gave them a couple of hotdogs and some chips and we played a little and had a great afternoon. What a couple of sweetie pies!
Name: Jodi Weishaar ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 12, 2008, 8:24 am - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance CA
Message: To Larry Banta - thank you so much for the kind words about my son, it's really nice to hear - I'll make sure I pass them on. If anyone needs shoes, go see my son Chris at Chick's - he's a starving college student and needs the commission!! To Leslie Greasby - what, since you had a date to this years reunion you didn't bother to call or come by for a beer? Mike will be soooo upset!! Only kidding...I had been invited by Maggie and company to crash the party, but actually forgot all about it! Maybe next year...
Name: Pat Underwood ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 12, 2008, 7:37 am - HHS Time
City & State: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Message: John; you mean you thought of driving to Athens? Like your old 58 Chevy two door would float.
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 12, 2008, 4:01 am - HHS Time
City & State: Athens, Greece
Message: I mean like how come no one from HHS came to the Olympic Games in Athens? Huh?
Name: Karen Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 11, 2008, 7:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Edmond, Oklahoma
Message: I just returned to OOOOOOOOOKkkkkklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plaaaaiinnnsss!!!! I had gone on the "Everyone I've ever Met, Known, and Loved" tour of California, starting with a Family Reunion Aug 3, then a visit to the folks and other family and friends in Northern CA, then back to the South Bay for the 1978 Class Reunion. What a blast it all was! I want to thank our reunion committee for a terrific job, and I'm proud of the money that was raised for the HHS Athlete donation. Special Thanx to Tammy Stiritz-Long and Kip Long for putting me up in their house (AND for just putting up with me!), what gracious hosts! I visited with so many long-lost friends, too many to name here, but it was so great to see all of you and get caught up! (I can't believe how many of you bought my story that you have to sing the Oklahoma! song from the musical to get your driver's license here... ) So 1978 classmates - Please know that my e-mail addy is accurate on this site, I hope to hear from some of you!