......Early Cartoon Show..... Sheriff John
Sheriff John again
Name: Frank Romano () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 10:22:15
Message: Our family arrived at Hawthorne, April of 1954. Yes there was hores very often on Ramona Ave at 138th for years after that too. My Mother worked at the Ramona School Cafeteria, and Hot Dog day (I remember it being Thursdays) was always a killer for those ladies. Every kid at school was eating hot dogs. Wonderful teachers with fun cars... Remember Royal! Mr. Halladay with his white Austin Healy Sprint. Strange how that car would find its way on top of the telephone poles used as roll blocks out by the auto shop parking lot. Each time, Mr. Halladay's normal red coloring would just glow. God rest his soul.
Name: Joyce Chance () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 10:14:23
Message: Check out this site for 50's info
Name: Christine () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 08:05:59
Message: thanks John....I knew about the select button. Glad you got it fixed. ")
Name: Diana Romero () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 06:57:00
Message: I am truly amazed that with everything that Keith Jones has been through that he is still with us!! (Breathing) I do remember him when I was growing up as I too spent many a day and night at the Baseball field of course for different reasons. Keith I remember that you were always getting into everything! haha My brother also played baseball and football at the park. I also remember meeting friends to watch Mike Lewis and Robert Armbrust play baseball. Mike and I had a chat about that and he can barely remember any of it. Old age I guess haha Anyway Keith at least you still have your memory! haha Does anyone know where Mr. Brunton from Dana is now? He taught Literature??
Name: Carol () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 04:32:53
Message: OK, if this is my trip down memory lane. I remember Mr.Davis from Academic Science had a boa constrictor named George. And a group of us decided to run it for Christmas Queen, and were stopped by the administration because they thought the snake would win.
Name: Alan Hauge () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 04:22:01
Message: I've been out of town again, this time San Diego, sorry John for not getting back about the shirts. Ricki has gone silent on us, haven't heard from her recently. I think you need some more slogans...ONLY KIDDING. It's 2:30am, my eyes are blurry from catching up. Still proud of your work to keep this web flying high. Your remind me of a web-jocky, (disc-jocky) of years gone by. Only your on 24 hours a day doing it all yourself. The lists of TV shows, El Segundo sand dunes, and a million other stories are more than cool. Hang in there.
Name: Cheryl () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 02:22:32
Message: One more day, and it's ALL OVER.......
Cheryl, Isn't it way past your bedtime?
Actually, it's way past mine so I am outta here. I'll read ya' all tomorrow. Same Coug time, Same Coug URL. Night all......
Name: Christine () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 01:18:20
Message: John...this is weird...I didn't check in for maybe 24 hrs...and I found that I needed to go back a few pages...to about 126. So I read 126 and click on the 'later' page...and you'll never guess what happened....instead of going to 127, it only went to page 27! I didn't realize it until I was half way through the page. It was fun to read though. Anyone else have this problem? Happy Birthday John ")
Thanks Christine, The page you mentioned was experiencing technical difficulties actually I screwed up and went back and fixed it but everything is working properly now. While we're talking about the "earlier" and "later" arrows.....some people don't know that you can click on the "select" button, between the arrows, and it will take you to a page where you can select the exact page you want to peruse.
Name: pauline matthew () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 01:16:14
Message: john: happy birthday to the king of cougartown. hope you have a good one. keep up the good work. if it wasn't for the cougar web page, just think of the cougars who would not have found all there old class mates.
Pauline, Thanks for the birthday greeting. However, I feel no older than I did ten minutes ago.Hope to see you at the BIG game.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 00:55:36
Maiden: always been Jones
Message: Alright Dad lets me try to get the timeline down. But be assured that these are true stories. I think it was around when I was in third when I got hit by the moving van out front of Mike Krstich's house. In fact before that (not sure how old) I was riding my little tractor in our backyard and went head-on into one of our big plate-glass windows and my mom told me she was on the couch when this happened and the glass fell down like a gulletine and went straight into the tractor and shattered all over. My head got stuck (it was an accident, and by the way Leave it to Beaver was my favorite show) around when I was in 5th grade. I had to be that young because Iam to smart to do that at a later age and plus my head got allot bigger. I got during little league baseball season between my freshman and sophmore year. I only had a permit but you could ride a motorcycle back then. If you would like to soepena (is that right?) anyone I could probably get together a witness list. And you call me when you have work. Say hi to the boys. And don't pick on me or I'll get Bill to protect me.
Name: Christine () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 00:52:17
Message: okay..... what was the name of Mr. B's son and what show was it?
Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 00:51:25
Message: Ted got me thinking when he mentioned the Horse. Years ago in the Fiftys, does anyone remember what Hawthorne blvd looked like going towards Lawndale. Do you recall those large trenches in the middle of Hawthorne Blvd. On Rosecrans there were places to board horses and at different times you could see these folks riding their horses down through those trenches. Rosecrans and El Segundo Blvds were nothing but open fields going towards the beach. We had alot of open fields along Inglewood ave too! When I was 16 I worked for a Lab and at time I would have to go up to El Segundo to pick up a supply of Frogs. Coming back some jerk ran me off into the side of the road, nothing serious happened, but my box of Frogs got loose and all you could see was this crazy kid in a white coat running all over that field trying to catch those Frogs and as I was going after my Frogs, I saw families of Rabbits, there were wild cats a few dogs and God knew what else, I forgot what those blvds use to look like now. And since we are speaking of things of the past, I have to tell you about the house that was on the land before my Father tore it down and built my Folks home. The house was of the 1800's into the 1900's, the this home was a Bordella, It must of been a beauty at one time, it was two story, stairway went straight up the middle and the second floor had four bedrooms. Us kids had gone through it and found old papers in the walls, but at that time we just thought it was junk, not knowing that a little of history was about to be torn down, it even still had a hitching post still intact out front! Remember watching (we had too) Lawrence Welk show, but it was seeing the Lennon Sisters that made it fun for all of us. Then there was the Spade Cooley Show, and the scandel when he killed his wife. Judy mentioned St. Joseph's, and some memories there, how about when we got free dress day and it was always a big deal when they brought Hot Dogs in school and how we all had to stand in the yard before we could go into our classes and we had to stay in lines, girls one side and boys the other side. What was that all about with the boys and those Sun Flower seeds, those shells were all over the place, and do you wonder how many of the kids we went to school with became Priests or Nuns? How many were afraid of Sister Dorothy Marie. She was just helping us, but boy she was a tuffy. Just thinking about the old days is making me tired.
Name: Lori Padelford () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 00:24:36
Message: Cathy Stonebraker to answer your trivia question about Mr.Blake...He still drives his old white convertible MG. I cheated. I didn't even go to York. In high school we moved to West Torrance and Mr. Blake lived 2 doors down from us. I still see him when I visit my parents. He is doing great and still looks the same. Does anyone from St. Joe's remember the divided playground, boys on the east half and girls in the west half? What about when they had hot dog day? Remember the girls had to where the suspenders on their skirts until something like 5th grade? Someone made mention in earlier feedback about the submarine races in P.V. but I remember going to them at Dockweiler beach and up where the houses were torn down off Pershing with an HHS alumni with the initials KS. How about going to the haunted church in P.V. at night and walking around hoping you wouldn't see the ghost of the girl that was supposedly murdered there. Do any of the girls remember Cherokee shoes with the big wedge heel, sergio valente or jordache jeans, or the pants that tied at the ankles and tied around you in front and in back, I forgot the name. I'll rack the old brain for more 70-80 trivia. Where are the rest of the 80's alumni?
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 00:21:54
Message: to JB: My memories are more in the form of short stories. Since I played football with Allen Jardine and football and baseball with Brian Wilson, we got to know each other, so here are a couple of memories of the Beach Boys. In Aug. 1995 the Beach Boys were to appear at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Wed.-Sat. So on Wed. I went down early to try to catch one of them as they arrived. I caught Allen Jardine as he was getting out of his Limousine. He immediately called out Hey, Royal. I told him we had tickets for Sat. night, and I was bringing the family. Would it be possible to have them meet the Beach Boys. He told me to meet him here at the same time on Sat. I had told my Children so many stories about the Beach Boys, that I wanted them to meet them. We met Allen in the same place and he took us all back stage an hour before the show and introduced us to, Mike Love, Bruce Johnson, Carl Wilson, and three of his (Allen's sons). One of Allen's sons (25yrs.) Played the drums and sang all the high sounds that Briam used to do. He sounds almost like him. His other two boys were 9 year old twins. We spent an hour before they went on chatting and taking pictures. My kids were really impressed. When my son was leaving he ran in to Allen again and Allen told him one of the former HHS coaches was there that night also and gave him two HHS coaches hats so he gave it to my son to give to me. A great night to remember!
More later! R Lord
Thanks Royal, great Beach Boy lore here folks.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 00:19:55
Message: This has been a trip back to the past. Now how about the future, has the vote for the slogans ended? Who/what slogan won? I am sure we are going to need to start getting our "bread" (as Oliver Cool said, "that's money") ready so that the screen can be purchased. Once we get the slogan Ricki and Alan can get started on the design. It is only about 1 1/2 months 'till homecoming. The time is getting short. I do agree with you John we need to stop adding more seats and get the ones that are already open paid for and get the money into the school. If I can scrounge up enough soda pop cans I'll make another donation.(Times sure have changed pop bottles had a 2 then 3 cent deposit and eventually 5 cents before they went no deposit no return. Now cans or bottles here in California return 2 1/2 cents [I thought that inflation went the other way.]) Is anyone having a party, I'm looking for about 400 cans.
Name: John Baker () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 00:29:19
Message:It's Official folks
Number 1 Slogan:
"Let friendships begun, stay true 'til the end"-Cougartown.com
Number 2 Slogan:
"be true to your school..."-Cougartown.com
There were some great one's, but I think these two say it all. Thanks to everyone for participating. Now if I can just get in touch with Alan or Ricki, we'll get them ready for Homecoming weekend. Are either one of you OUT THERE???
Name: Ted Gioia () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 00:13:51
Message: I don't know which impresses me the most -- the fact that Keith actually knew John Tolos, or Mailander's uncanny ability to recite the entire Zachary All commercial. Back when I first met Joe, he was committing Shakespeare to memory, not TV ad copy (and even prepared a "surprise" soliliquy on "the seven ages of man" for my chemistry class -- a story I will save for another day). Me -- I'm different. My taste in entertainment always tended toward the Wilson family. No, silly!...I'm NOT talking about the Beach Boys. I am referring to the Wilson's House of Suede ads, with their catchy ending -- "Or my name isn't Wilson...or mine...or mine" -- featuring Mr. Wilson and his two sons (looking uncomfortable and over-dressed in bulky suede jackets, needless to say). P.S. Someone may eventually post the story about Mario, Julie and me on this feedback page ...but it CERTAINLY won't be me.
Great one Ted, Still another Cougar remembers the Wilsons.
Here's another "Brother Act" from the 60's. The "Yeakel Bros." Would you but a car from these guys??
Name: Joyce Chance () on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 23:30:18
Message: Molly Bee sang the Stanley Chevrolet jingle
Two-Three-Four-Five. Yes, Joyce, we know. That was answered back about 7 or 8 feedbacks ago. Very nice timing.
Here's one, "Who was born on my lovely ex's birthday? Not just the same date, but the same DAY. OH....Joyce was born on December 11 of 19XX. Can anyone find the answer?
Name: Susan King () on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 23:29:31
Message: Whoa Mom!! I'm impressed!! And you got a royal title out of it too! Hey Kingster, 2 days and counting.....you should worry, the troops have been stocking up on toilet paper and I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!!
Take your best shot DMV Lady. While you're over here, I'll be at your place, with my two tagger buddies, "Bussa-cap" and "Snoop-sniffadog". I just got back from Home Depot and loaded them down with their 25 favorite Krylon colors. You know, the kind Johnny Bench uses. By the time you get home, it'll look like sumpthin' Leonardo would be proud of, if he lived at 56th and Central.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 23:12:47
Message: Keith-how long were you unconscious? Do you have a doctors note? So now let me get this straight.
Keith back on page 65 you were hit in 3rd grade by a moving van on your bike then in 5th grade on a motorcycle and you have been unconscious ever since or you thought you were or you thought the record was unconscious? So when did you get your head stuck in the bike rack? And did you just make that up to impress us? Keith are you sure you weren't watching Leave it to Beaver too much? And whatever happened to Larry Mondello? Keith write when you got work.
Name: mike angle () on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 23:11:13
Maiden: spade cooley and his all buckaroo band
Message: If memory serves, I believe that the young singer referred to as the "Troy Boy" was actually named Troy and the son of the owner of Troy upholstry, carpeting and drapes. Wow these memories are mind buckeling. From the Stuart Erwin Show, Jackie became Zelda Gilroy and Dobie Gillis's wife in the '70's reunion show and Mollie Bee was the same age as my mom. My mom was 19 in 1952 and skated for "Bullet" Bob Satterfield the Skater/Coach of the Los Angeles Thunderbirds. You wanna talk ROWDY!! My mom was...
Your MOM WAS A T-BIRD???? God I loved little Ralphy Vallederas. ......"and they call off the jam"
On Dobie Gillis, did anyone know that Thalia Menninger was played by Tuesday Weld, and the rich kid, Milton Armitage was played by Warren Beatty?
Name: Wendy Zeller () on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 22:42:04
Message: I've had so much fun reading everyone's memories I've just got to add some of my own.....only under one condition though.... John.... please...pulllease...don't post my senior picture....I don't want to be responsible for scaring small children....(or old Cougars)
Anyways....here are some of my memories...some were really embarrassing then...but I get a chuckle out of them now!!!
1. For lunch...chocolate chip cookies and french fries from the cafeteria (What a diet!!!!) 2. The midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show (Still know the Time Warp!) 3. Mr. Smith's algebra & geometry classes (Does anyone remember...paaaarenthese...renthese...rethese...rethese....) 4. Tom Hoffarth's Steve Martin impression 5. Playing pool at the Drop-In dance (It was the only thing to do since no one ever asked me to dance!) 6. Playing the game of LIFE (by our own rules) at sleepovers with Carol Mach (does anyone know where she is?), Connie Gaston, and Laura Berkel 7. Being the unwilling volunteer for a magic trick at student council camp (DON'T ASK!!!!) 8. Going to football games and never really knowing who won.... 9. Doing cartwheels on the neighbors lawn (and they didn't even mind!!!) 10. Being kidnapped in the middle of the night by the yearbook staff...and then being left in the car alone....blindfolded Okay....now I've had my say... I've noticed there hasn't been much memory input from those late seventies/early eighties people lately...come on guys...if these old folks from the 50's & 60's can scrounch (sp?) up memories, so can we!!!!!
Wow Wendy, Great Memories. That senior picture isn't that bad.
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 22:05:22
Message: All you 70's York School graduates trivia question - What kind of car did Mr. Blake (the principal) drive??
Name: joseph mailander () on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 21:52:23
Message: Gioia on behalf of Leroy recollects the number of the Olympic Auditorium, and Baker recalls Earl Scheib, but what about that dashing haberdasher from Asia Minor, Eddie Arcanian, proprietor of Zachary All? Hey, where was that store, Eddie? Five-four-SIX-seven Wilshire Boulevard, that's five-four-SIX-seven Wilshire Boulevard. No suit for over 58 dollars at five-four-SIX-seven Wilshire Boulevard. Portlys, portly-longs, portly-shorts, extra-tall, extra-large, whatever your size...Zappa wrote a song about him, called "Eddie, are you kidding?"...Happy birthday John and thanks for bringing us the longest group therapy session ever, I'm still processing the time Chris Oliver threw cake mix on me in 6th grade and induced an asthma attack and the time the Feds busted in on my poor mom and my 80-year-old Aunt Zeta when they were looking for Patty Hearst. (They got the wrong Patty--I was associated with Valencia, not Hearst). But I still have great self esteem in tact, largely from orchestrating some excellent and successful pranks on the Tedster over the years. Who can forget the time when Bruce Phelps and I snapped a bunch of state wrestling champ Tom Fowler's pencils in half in Honors Math Two, and generally screwed up his desk, and then, when Fowler came back to his seat, Phelps said, "Tom, I didn't see who did any of this, but Mailander said it was Ted." "Yeah, it was Ted," I said. I think Gioia is still running. And do remind me to tell of the whole escapade with Ted, Mario Estolano, and Judy Bush up in San Francisco...
Hey joe, now I hate to play this " the old guy remembers more than the kid" thing, but Eddie and Zachary All was WAY after my favorite "Sharkskin Meister", Jim Clinton.
Thanks joe . . . . .
Name: Sharon () on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 21:15:50
Message: You know you're beginning to age when:
1. You are older than the President of the United States.
2. You are older than the CEO of the company that you work for.
3. After religious services, you find yourself using the words "that nice young" when referring to the priest/minister/rabbi.
4. You notice that the clerks in the stores are calling you sir or ma'am.
5. You sometimes call the refrigerator an "ice box".
6. You remember when televisions had only 13 channels - in black & white.
7. You remember passing herds of dairy cows on the way to Disneyland - and you didn't drive there on the freeway.
8. You didn't like bell bottoms the FIRST time they were in fashion.
9. You remember when the idea of sending someone to the moon belonged to Jackie Gleason.
10. You remember when new cars did NOT have seat belts.
Keep those memories rolling......
Sharon, Great memories here. Yes, I can remember getting lost, the first time I was taken to Disneyland. We were out in the middle of nowhere.
Name: Denny U () on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 20:31:02
Message: Hey John,
Molly Bee from Cliffy Stones Hometown Jamboree sold a lot of Chevys with that TV jingle. Has anybody mentioned that character that tried to sing "Troy Troy what a joy, we had our upholstery done at Troy"? It was even worse when he thought he could play the guitar and tried to accompany himself. He usually sang it right in the middle of Jalopy Derby on Sunday afternoon.
YES!!! We have another Cougartown trivia winner. It was Molly Bee. Man, was she a "HOT BABE" or what guys......
The Troy Guy, I think, was talked about before and I think it was Bob Rierdan who knew all about that one. Bob, are you out there?? Thanks Denny.......
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 20:21:53
Maiden: THE ROWDYS
Message: One last entry for me today.. now that the ROWDYS have their own "Save a Seat" square and the ROWDY GUYS have started joining us... I have the permission of all the ROWDYS to open the club (not clique) to anyone that donates to the cause. If you're not a ROWDY now..you could be tomorrow. No initiation...no rules..no fuss.. just put your hands in your pocket( don't go there John B.) and give. INSTANT ROWDY!!
Judy DeGrazia Class of 64 ROWDY GIRLS.
Hey I know I want to be in the
Clique Club. That's why I paid my dues boy. Actually folks, it doesn't matter which one you give to, just pick one. You'll feel great doing it, and it's for a good cause.