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Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 19:11:39
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: Hey, John: Sorry I won't be there. It's just that I don't feel very safe as a single woman driving in that surrounding area at night time. Hope you all have a great time! Love ya all, Bonnie
OK Bonnie, We'll see you next time. Be a Coug girl......
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 18:33:15
City and State: South Bay
Message: Ref. "...18 chili dogs and 3 kraut dogs and 7 just plain dogs that I'm having for the troops tomorrow night. Man, I might have a tummy ache by Saturday morning."
Ooookay John, Then when you chew on one of your many tablets of Rolaids shout out with a muffled voice "This one's for the dude with the last name that sounds like Tomato"
Have a good time John (and company)...I'm jealous of your indigestivating event....
Thanks Don and next time I'll bring a stomach pump.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 18:06:54
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Jim, have been in contact with Jeannie Houck Adams. She is having trouble with her computer, but will Feedback sometime. Sharon West is in Oregon.
Sheila Nolan, I just saw your name on the new alumni list. Glad to have you aboard.
Name: Bob Veach () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 17:02:35
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Hi ya, John! Long time no feedback. I will try to be at Pink's tonite, especially since I heard they were dedicating a "Cougar Dog" made out of jackrabbit meat. Pink's used to have a cougar dog a few decades ago, but Poly ate 'em all up in 1959. Bob
Hell, they should have. Half the frickin' 59 Poly team's in the NFL Hall of Fame. That 66 game's the one I'll always savor. What WAS that final. Let's see, I think it was the Cougs like 20-0, or maybe we did lettem in there in the last quarter, I'm not too sure. Be A
Jackas OOPS!!! I mean Jackrabbit Bob and we'll see you tonight.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 16:46:36
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: WOW..! all I can say about today's weather is that if I didn't know better I'd swear that Robin Hood was in town.. everytime he hits L.A. the temperature rises..(don't go there John) It has to be 90 out there. What a great night for PINK'S!! OK John boy~us ROWDYS will be lined up on 190th at 6:30 awaiting the CT chariot~~this time try to slow up before opening the door.. jumping from the curb isn't as easy as it use to be. Marsha just returned to L.A. and she's cooking up something for dessert.. (I think this is why the nuns taught us to get under the desk) Mo has the Heavenly choc cake ready.. PINK'S..~~7:30~~IN SHORTS~~AND HUNGRY~~ I feel sorry for anyone that ain't us! All this and Wine Country coming up too!! Now, IOLAPD. Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS
OK Judy, We'll see you then. I am psyched for a chili dog right now. boy, i can't wait to get my hands arou.....
Name: Kelley () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 16:22:52
City and State: booze bay oregon
Message: Everyone have a blast at Pinks tonight. Unfortunally I won't be able to make it. I have to work. But perhaps next run. I'll be in Haw. first week of May. I love a good kraut dog, do they have them? Be safe, be insane. Most of all be a coug!!!!!!
Yes they do......
Name: Mo () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 16:04:45
City and State: City of Good Neighbors
Message: For all you cougs who are affected by it, it's DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME THIS SATURDAY NIGHT "SPRING AHEAD" ONE (1) HOUR (we wouldn't want you being late for anything on Sunday or for work on Monday! =^:^= And, for those of you going....tonight PINK's at 6:30 PM. And, for those of you who aren't.... you're really missing a great time, but I won't be the one to say "I TOLD YOU SO", nah, not me. I'll let someone else say that (go there John). Always be a coug....MoMo
It's a fun one all right, and especially tonight. The weather's great for an outdoor get together. We'll see you all there about 7:30.
Name: Eddie Braun () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 13:57:07
Maiden: crash and burn...
City and State: Manhattan Beach, ca
Message: LORI PADELFORD, hey glad you heard about that day on the set, i hope DON DALLONS enjoyed himself, i know i sure enjoyed spending the day with him. hey at least we were at ground level, even if there was over a million live bees around us....next week i will be having to do a fight hanging very very high off the ground, and I absolutely HATE heights....the stupid things I do cause of greed....youd think after 21 years of this i would have smartened up...anyway sorry i cant make pinks, but lemme know when you have free time, come visit me at work, and have lunch and well talk about old times and rehash memories of our old passed away buddy KIRK STURGEON... take care, Eddie
Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 13:44:54
City and State: Newport Beach
Message: Hey, John: Is there a possibility of planning a get-together sometime maybe in the Seal Beach area, so those of us behind the Orange Curtain could meet you South Bayers half way??? Just a thought. Thanks for your outstanding efforts of bringing everyone together after all these years!
Hey Bonnie, You mean you won't drive to Pinks because it's too far from Newport Beach? We gottem comin' from Palmdale, Lancaster, Riverside, Norco, Thousand Oaks, and Tom Burroughs came from Arizona last time. OK, maybe we can plan something in the Orange Co area later this year. Got any ideas??
Name: Tina Ferguson () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 10:52:18
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Hi everyone! I hate to be a "nag", but it was suggested by a few people that I put a little reminder on feedback to some of you. I have received several e-mails from people who have told me to reserve a cabin for them for the 11/3/00 cruise to Ensenada. Some of them have not sent in their $300 per cabin deposit though. I can not reserve a cabin without a deposit. I only have a few more inside cabins left. I don't know how many the cruise line will let me keep after the 4/3 deadline. So get your deposits in asap! E-mail me if you have any questions (please don't e-mail your credit card numbers). It's been a lot of fun talking to so many of my old friends! Thanks to all who have e-mailed me, even if it's just to let me know you won't be able to make it! It has been fun catching up, or just hearing from you all! HAVE FUN AT PINKS TONIGHT! I will be busy entertaining my 3 grandsons -- oh, and my son and daughter-in-law too! Scott and I are trying to make the Sonoma trip work for us though! Hope to see some of you then! Bye for now!
Name: Lori Padelford () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 00:05:34
Message: Hey Eddie Braun. I just got off the phone with Don (I'm a BEEliever) Dallons. He told me he was going to give you a BUZZ to see if you would BEE coming to Pink's on Friday. I heard about the Bee escapade on the set. Thank god I wasn't the one there . When it comes to bees and snakes I am terrified !!!!!!!. Hope to see you tommorrow.
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 22:03:17
City and State: South Bay
Message: Hey John, Dedicate a hot dog for me tomorrow night at "Pinks" (not too much chili)...unfortunately, I will not be there ...will be in school..... You folks have fun....also placed a couple of new pieces at my music site: http://www.mp3.com/MystApplied.... have a good weekend...everyone
OK Don, We'll see you on the next Pinks run. Let's see, that 18 chili dogs and 3 kraut dogs and 7 just plain dogs that I'm having for the troops tomorrow night. Man, I might have a tummy ache by Saturday morning.
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 21:03:36
City and State: visiting in LaJolla
Message: Hi all. I'm in LaJolla working on a notebook computer with a sloooow dial in connection. I'll be there tomorrow night at Pink's. Looking forward to seeing everyone that can make it.
Hey Sharon, We'll be there about 7:30. See you there.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 19:12:40
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: John, Joe Lamonica and Jerry Schroeder were Class of '71, and Iona Hattamer is Class of '73. Don't know about Mike Fitzpatrick, He's not in any of that eras El Molinos.
Thanks Alan, I will change it now. Thanks man....
Name: Steve Arnold () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 19:10:06
City and State: Everett, Washington
Message: Thanks for a great site, it's really fun to take a trip down memory lane. keep up the good work. Just in case any of my 1965 classmates were wondering, the photo from our 30 year reunion of Maryann Reynoso-Lawson, Jim Hess and Steve Lawson, well it's me Steve Arnold not Steve Lawson.
Steve, Sorry about that. It's been fixed.
Name: Marilyn Ross () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 18:56:28
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: Just wanted to say I got my t-shirt today. Boy that was fast. It's real cool. I love it! Alan Hauge did a great job on the design. Thanks!
That's Cougartowns crack shipping dept. headed up by Sharon "Swifty" Branigan HHS76. Glad you like the shirt Marilyn
Name: Lynn Jax () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 18:35:12
City and State: Laguna Beach, CA
Message: I've heard rumors of a class of '65 reunion, but I haven't received any information. I did not receive the questionnaire asking about possibilities. Please send to 456 Cress Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92561 - thanks Lynn Jax
Lynn, The 65 Reunion Committee person to contact is Cathy Krause Griffith. Her email address is listed on the alumni list. Please advise her of your address. Thanks.......
Name: Abby Trotter-Herft () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 15:44:19
City and State: Temecula,Ca
Message: A few people in the picture taken at 26th St are, Bridget Armbrust LaMonica, Joe LaMonica, Joe Kennedy & I agree, I think it's Barbara Duran on the far right too.
OK, Here goes:
Brigitte Armbrust HHS72
Joe LaMonica HHS71
Mike Fitzpatrick HHS70?
Linda Yorkey HHS72
Jerry Schroeder HHS71
Iona Hattamer HHS73
This info supplied with the picture from Petey Smith. Thanks Petey.....
Name: Deborah Tiffany () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 15:41:36
Maiden: St. Aubin
City and State: Frazee, MN
Message: Hi, was just browsing and found this website would be glad to hear from any "cougars" from my class of 1970...
Name: Susan () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 14:49:57
City and State: Valley of the Moon in beautiful wine country
Message: I was scanning the alumni list it dawned on me that it MUST be getting close to Cougartown Membership renewal time, right John? For all of the new people onboard, send in your $10.00 to John Baker, the mastermind & brawn behind these wonderful memories. See you in a few weeks John.... hope my tacos make it! Love ya! Susan
Hey Sus', Yes, Membership renewal is due on June 1st. Thanks for the reminder. I'll send mine in today. See you in 2 weeks for WCW, and I will bring the goods from El Tarasco.
Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 14:10:00
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Hey ... haven't checked in for awhile. Lynda Oldes, my brother is Alan Lee and I'll give him your message. Rob Daquila - check your e-mail. 26th St. Beach picture - is that Barbara Duran on the far right? I remember Bridget from York School. She taught us to sing O Christmas Tree in German (O Taninbaum?) Gonna miss Pink's tomorrow night - I'm on call at a couple of restaurants and I have an opportunity to work - probably a $125 tip night - gotta do it. Taking my daughter to the beach for a couple of nights next week (yeah - vacation time) God bless.. JB - have a chili cheese dog for me! I'm not gonna let anything stand in the way of the next Pink's run ...
Barbara Duran is NOT in that picture. See you next time Deb.
Name: Nancy Theveny () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 13:21:02
City and State: Hermosa Beach, CA
Message: Karen Hare - I just read your message regarding "borrowing your parents car". In my house, my parents would let us use the car, but we had to pay 10 cents a mile. So, of course, I figured out how to disconnect the speedometer/odometer. I'd drive the mile or so over to Nancy Gea's and/or Nancy Are's house and we'd drive everywhere from Hollywood to Newport Beach and back. Then when we'd get home, I'd hook it back up and pay my parents 20 cents for the evening. (Back then, everyone would chip in 25 cents for gas and it would fill up the tank.) I only got caught when, one evening after having way too much to drink, I couldn't get the wires back into the slot. I figured I'd fix it in the morning, but I was too late. My dad drove the car first and figured out what I'd been doing. Got in big trouble that time! Then he fixed it so we couldn't do it again.
Name: Petey Smith (Konnie with a K) Smith () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 13:05:03
City and State: Salem, home to cookoos nest
Message: John is that what the R stands for on the stick shift? You mean I can't travel in packs anymore? Have fun at Pinks. Kell we'll meet at Mo's for clam chowder. Love~Peace~Surf
I think on a VW Bug the "R" means "Rewind"
Name: Kelley () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 11:55:14
City and State: Coos Bay, OR
Message: Checked the surf this morning, looks like 26th is breaking, people with boards on beach. Get on down there. I know a couple of people in picture of 26th, Mike Fitzpatrick and Linda Yorkey. I know the others but I asked and that's not fair. That young picture of me was just before a big bash I had on 133rd. Petey gave me the macrame belt for a gift, we figure it must been in the bag. This was the biggest party on 133rd. It was known as MINI WOODSTOCK. Had a band and all. Gary Lents mentioned the railroad tracks in Holly Glenn.(who is holly glenn?) anyway, I had this nice Mercedes a 1958 or so. Very clean, for some odd reason I had it lowered, Timmy Fye borrowed it one night, he and Art VanderGalen took a joy ride down those tracks, leaving a painted message on the wall,"I Love Kelley" well he better had you should have seen my car when it was returned*#$%!!! Never thought much of Timmy or those tracks after that. Awhile back someone mentioned working at Northrop. I worked there in 1968-70 not real sure. Thats where I picked up that cool Mercedes for only $300.00. Bye, Bye for you.
Name: Ed Sharp () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 11:52:57
City and State: Anaheim, Ca
Message: Hay LLEROY, I'm a needin to no ifins you lissen to the John Boy and Bill Show. I is sure ya no John Boy, " That big ol' hairy, no-drivin', Hee-Haw-lookin' sonofagun." Fancies himself a racing legend, a trumpet virtuoso, and the king of leisure. As fer as I can tell youins are smack dab in the middle of their country. Do you all listen to them for Racin and Rockin Roll? Has John Boy beat his record of 90 mile per hour in a shopping cart? And how is Lipless a doin? Or married man, I'd like to know so's can you hep me out here by a telln me how them boys are a doin. I no you are near the Ozarks so stick your head out side the door and yell JOHN BOY! JOHN BOY! And tell Delbert I said Da Ha, he'll know what I mean!
If fer some reason ya aint heard of em yet let me no an I can get you squared away
Out of the Ozark's and back in Ca.
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 09:53:50
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: To: Dan Johnson, Congratulations!!! Babies change your view of life and love like nothing else. God bless your Angel.... To Joe Cox, Welcome! I'm so glad you checked in. And , of course, you're right about 133rd Street being the best. Glad you think so too. And guess what? I do remember when there was the contest for the Hawthorne slogan, and I thought the pick was perfect. But who dunnit? Hmmm. I was just lying in bed thinkin' about the Golden Days of elementary school. I remembered the May Day Festival complete with May Pole and a parade of all the classes singing songs and performing dances from different countries. We had a Queen and King and because I was a girl scout I was chosen to be part of the flag ceremony. I wore white gloves and carried the flag out to the center of the field for the Pledge of Allegiance and the Nationl Anthem. The most patriotic day of my life. May Day was cool or as RHood writes, KEWL. I was hoping Robin would be here for Pinks but alas, he has much s**t to handle before the big day...Be Kewl, Robin...We'll be neighbors again real soon............
Yeah Robin, Just turn that place to the wall and get back down here. We miss you man......
Name: Laura Porter () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 09:32:37
City and State: Hemet, CA
Message: Owwww...I'm going to miss Pink's too. I'm off this morning to the wide open spaces of Oklahoma to visit Karen Mann-Peterson, class of '78. She's turning 40 in a week or so and I'm on spring break. Why do the same old boring beach break vacation when you can woop it up in OK...I just hope they keep the tornados at bay for the weekend. Anyway if any of you out there remember her...give her an email birthday shout..her addy is on the alumni page. Hey Pete...watch any SNL lately??
Name: Petey Smith(Konnie) () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 07:28:52
City and State: Salem,don't inhale'm
Message: Karen Hare, Sandy (Boom Boom) Lorance is my cousin. Her folks are still in Haw. in the same house. I'll get a number for you. My dad bought me a car before I had a drivers license but I couldn't wait to drive it so my girlfriends (we traveled in packs) piled in the VW, (you can get 10 Cougars in one) and went to Big Kells 21st birthday party. We never got caught. Good thing I had the crew with me because we couldn't find reverse and we needed the "girl power"for backing out. Peace~Love~Surf PS Great party Big Kell!!!!
VW Reverse- Down and back to the left.
Name: Jorge () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 02:08:31
Maiden: Can't remember
Message: Peggy Treckman-you actually pushed Dale Holmes into the dumpster and the principal did nothing about it? He must have been a real jerk to let you get away with that. Or maybe he just admired your strength at dumpster throwing and German dancing. He said his knee still hurts. JORGE
Hey Jorge, We've missed you man. How about Pinks tomorrow night Hmmmm??
Name: KAREN BEARNS () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 02:07:04
City and State: REDONDO BEACH,CA.
Message: I THINK I CAN IDENTIFY IN LEEROYS PICTURE TWO OF THE PEOPLE AT 26TH STREET IN THE SAND IN MANHATTAN BEACH.THE FIRST GIRL IS BRIGITTE ARMBRUST AND THE SECOND IS LINDA YORKEY.
ALL RIGHT KAREN!!! You nailed those two. Thanks for playing. Anyone else?
Name: LLEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 00:50:19
City and State: lil rock, ak
Message: HOWDY! youse no dat all dis stuff bout dem fames folk dere in harthern i's gots tell ya dat da FELDERRUSTERS wuz in da movies onse. Dey kam ta ours hous wit kamras dat feller bert reynells and sum utters Buford plasd his banjo reel guud, youse mays seen dat picture it wuz called delivry or sumding lik dat. Folks wuz reel proud a usn. LEEROY FELDERRUSTER AND BEULAH but not BUFORD dis tims
Thanks LeeRoy for that firey essay. You sorta' make the banjo picker in Deliverance look a lot like Ramanajan, but hey, you're a Cougar I guess and that's all that matters. Even though your gene pool is really the jean pool. Thanks boy......
Name: Gary Lents () on Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 00:46:55
City and State: Vista, CA
Message: Well, I won't be at Pink's...next time maybe. Now to brag! Our team broke a rival school's 37 game/3 season winning streak tonite in hockey, and will be playing for San Diego County championship on Friday at 7PM. My son was called the top goalie ever to play in SD by the league commissioner (yes I am a very proud pop). Still a Coug, but loving the Longhorns right now. Oh yeah, I'm the coach.
Congrats Gary, We're pulling for the Longhorns on Friday. I guess there's no need to ask if you'll let us know how it came out.
Name: Marilyn Ross () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 23:49:22
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: Hey are there still any vintage cougars out there? Just thought of a couple of things I had to share. Who remembers go-aheads? Remember the record the Flying Saucers, a satire of then current rock and R&B songs? It broke a record for most records sold in the first day of release. Is anybody old enough to remember the film rental store on Imperial just east of Prairie? They rented movie projectors and those big reels of movies. Every weekend they showed movies on the back of the lot outside for free. We got to see Zorro serials. I was pretty young then myself. This would have been early 50's.
Hi Marilyn, I still have a couple of satire songs. "Buchanan and Ancell meet the creature" and "Where's Elvis". Both are pretty dated, but classics. I'll put them on the site one of these days.
Name: Janet Burkett () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 23:20:40
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Yes, Hawthorne is called "The City of Good Neighbors". Now for a bit of trivia, does anyone other than me remember what year the city ran a contest to see who could come up with a city slogan, and who actually won that contest??? Here's a hint...it was an HHS student at the time. JB(The other one)
JB, You got me on that one. Anyone else??