More "Classic 50's Doo Wop" "The Shields"
Name: Charlene Meyer () on Monday, April 3, 2000 at 11:44:22
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Just wanted to add Sally's Drive-In to the memories page (it might be there and I just missed it?). My husband and I went there for the "best" cherry cokes. We celebrate our 40th anniversary in September.
Charlene, I just added Sallys to the Memories page. Thanks for the memories, and congrats on 40 years of marriage to your high school sweety.
Name: CAROL () on Monday, April 3, 2000 at 11:24:13
City and State: HAWTHORNE,CA.
Message: WE WERE STILL CRUISING IN THE EARLY "70's".
Name: Betty East () on Monday, April 3, 2000 at 11:04:35
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: JB, thanks for organizing the Pinks run. Seeing Mr. Plotkin and Ms. Brooks again was great. Thanks to you both for the info on Ms. Findlater. She really was a wonderful teacher. I wonder if she ever knew the impact she had on her students, especially me. Nice to have met Noreen Crotty's sister, Georgette and family. Thanks to JB and CT for helping Noreen and I reconnect after 23 years! Cal, good to see you again. Enjoyed meeting Donna and Liz. Hope to meet a few more Cougs at the next event. I'm hoping to see more 74'ers - next time. Have a good week!
Thanks Betty, and nice to meet you too. Cruise Night III at Fosters will be coming up in a couple of months so stay tuned.
Name: Kellee York () on Monday, April 3, 2000 at 09:44:18
Message: Go to HighSchoolAlumni.com/ Some of the missing alumni are on that website.
Name: NADINE LANKSBURY VAILLANCOURT () on Sunday, April 2, 2000 at 23:57:30
City and State: COTTONWOOD, CA
Message: What about Mastin's Drug Store and Cherry Coke?
Hey Nadine, The BEST cherry cokes in Hawthorne were at Mastins Drug Store on Broadway and the Bl.
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Sunday, April 2, 2000 at 19:35:19
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Did anyone find my keys at Pink's Friday night? By the time Donna drove me back to my car my keys were gone.....you can't imagine what I had to do for cab fare.
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Sunday, April 2, 2000 at 18:24:24
City and State: RedondoBeach
Message: The 'after Pink's incident', as it has been called, was supposed to remain a secret...How did the story get out so soon? Since Donna and I are the only two who really know the truth about what happened and I haven't spilled the beans, then ....Donna? I thought you didn't want anyone to find out what we did....but since you started it I suppose I should finish it....DONNA wanted to do it.....She talked me into it....At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it....Did you guys know that a lap dance is only 10 bucks? And did you know that Donna can still do a back bend all the way down? For further details, call. (310) 543-4771 ask for the Goddess.
Name: Donna Gohr () on Sunday, April 2, 2000 at 16:54:34
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: I'm at Donna Cook's house and heard about what happened after Pink's. Quite a story.
I'm so glad I found this site. The years at HHS are dear to my heart. I'd love to hear from my friends. Write soon!
Yeah, What a terrible thing to have happen to 2 of the nicest people I met the other night. I hope their stay in the "you know where" wasn't too traumatic and that they both learned a valuable lesson from their experience. Hey, maybe we ALL learned a lesson from it. God bless you both and I do know a pretty good counselor if you need him. Try not to think about the days, and they'll go by quicker.
Name: Georgia Fiorante () on Sunday, April 2, 2000 at 13:34:24
City and State: Buena Park, CA
Message: Yes Donna and Liz - Do tell what happened after Pink's. I guess no matter how old you get some things never change. Only you two would do something like that. Im sure if Vicki and I had been there also we probably would have had to call our parents to come and pick us up.
Are E3 and Donna in trouble again?? Let's hear it girls........
Name: wayne Dickey () on Sunday, April 2, 2000 at 08:55:28
City and State: backtohawthorne
Message: Hey John B. Thanks for watching out for Donna and Liz the other night. They have been known to get in trouble before! I wish I could have been there to see everyone. Maybe next time? Donna couldn't wear that short black number because it seemed to find it's way into my suitcase last trip. It doesn't look as good on me as it does on her. John, ask the girls about the fun they had after Pink's? Definitely "Rowdy Material".
Wayne, I'm tellin you, these late 60's girls CAN party. It must be the 133rd St in them. Thanks Wayne.....
Name: Donna Wright () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 23:50:14
Message: Yes it was a lot of fun at Pinks...All the stories have a face on them now...John B. thank you again for making this happen..Mr. Plotkin... really enjoyed talking about the good old days at Dana. Miss Brooks...You must have been 15 when you started teaching, you look great!!! It was nice seeing old friends and making new ones. Hope to see more at the next one. Wayne..Since Liz and I didn't drive the low-rider to Pinks and the weather is so nice out here in California...We're going cruzin tomorrow... I promise I won't lose the KEYS!
Name: Arthur (Art) La Mere () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 21:14:54
City and State: Bettendorf , Iowa
Message: Just want to say hi to the class of 73. I have not kept in touch with anyone. Well hope all is good with everyone
Art La Mere
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 20:29:50
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Well, looks like you all had a blast last night! I had lunch today with Karen Kusumi and my sister, Mary Doyle and heard all about Pinks. Liz, I loved the pics - you look great! Donna, looking forward to a good visit real soon!
After lunch today, we went to Long Beach Poly to see my daughter in Flag Competition. Such a nice campus. . . . Betty
Name: Marilyn Ross () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 19:43:16
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: The 50's diner on the circle in orange, is that Watsons? It is a drugstore with a counter and tables, not too big but eating outside on the sidewalk too. It was used in Tom Hanks movie "That Thing You Do". I'm not sure if this is the one you are talking about but the decor hasn't changed in years. I think it's a little older than 50's. The food is very good. Ruby's diners are excellent too. They are 40's style with great hamburgers - 1/3 lb - at least 16 variety's and flavored cokes, plus lots of other fare. There are several in Orange County.
Hi Marilyn, Yes Watsons is the place. Thanks....
Name: Tim Lester () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 19:34:55
City and State: Moses Lake, WA
Message: Hi everyone! Did you miss me? I've now been married 12 years. I have 3 wonderful children, 2 girls and 1 boy. If anyone is interested in getting hold of me, please feel free to do so at my e-mail. Thanks, bye, see you later!
Name: Norm () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 17:55:17
City and State: Monrovia, Ca
Message: Hey Raymond Smith: The Park Theater is now called the Gardena, I cruise by it every day (sometimes several times). I lived just south of Compton Blvd. (now named Marine Ave.) until the family moved to Hawthorne in '54.
Marilyn Ross: My 85 year old Aunt wears go aheads around the house and yard. They look just like the ones from the '50's. I was one of those who bought "Flying Saucers" on that first day. Thanks for that one. I'm back to tuning the Olds. Norm V
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 17:50:47
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Jim, I heard from Jeannie Houck. Should I email you or not? I also have the email address for Sharon West.
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 17:25:11
Maiden: Same as above!
City and State: Cerritos, California
Message: John, Just got back in town from a 17 day vacation that took us from Newport, Oregon to Clearlake, California to Monterrey Bay, California. Missed the Pinks run because we are helping my daughter and her husband move all weekend. In between I'm trying to catch up on all the feedback I've missed. Sherry Peppers Wingo, Tom Cherry graduated in 1961, but I haven't heard anything about him since High School. Jim Peppers, How have you been? How long have you lived in Greece? Larry Smith is living near Reno and my wife and I went to visit he and his wife on our last trip to Lake Tahoe. Penny Prouty, I've enjoyed reading your feedback, boy its been a long time. I hope all is going well with you. Jim Reale, Glad to see you in Cougartown, What have you been up to lately? Good to hear from you!
Thank God I'm a Coug, Royal
Name: Gary Lents () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 17:07:26
City and State: Championshipcity
Message: Even though we didn't make it to Pink's, I got to have lunch with Hector Carrillo yesterday... Shoot, I'd only know him from 4th grade on. He learned English quickly (sort of). Was a "Carnal Knowledge" type lunch. Lisa Graham, you shoulda been at this one, LOL! He mentioned seeing Bart Graves, Dave Hobart, Ronnie Baumgartner, Steve Fraser, and more. Lotta fun!...Thanks to JB, we all seem to find lost friends here; what a great thing you've created. Congrats! Also, John, I am sure our team bleeds scarlet & gold....we beat up the Eagles just as if they were Jackrabbits!
Name: Raymond Smith () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 11:16:18
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: I've seen many a persons memories but what I failed to see it this one. Does anyone remember Park Theather on Crenshaw Blvd in Lawndale near Compton Blvd? Back in tha late 69 to early 70's they used to have "Give aways" after the movie was shown on Saturdays for the kids. Then they would call out the numbers on the ticket stub and you would be holding your own hoping to win that top prize which was always a bike. Second prize and so on would be like a radio, free hot dog or whatever. My sister and I won a bike and I was the happiest kid on earth. My mom was happy too since she couldn't afford the bikes. I still wondered if that theater is still there (it was when I last saw it in 1985)
Someone will know that one Raymond. To answer your Tshirt question, sorry, nothing smaller than a medium.
Name: mike bussio () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 11:07:27
Message: I'm looking for a former student. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH DEBBIE LePLEY??
Name: Alan Hauge () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 10:58:15
City and State: Playa del Rey
Message: NEWS FLASH: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER JUST ANNOUNCED THAT THE WORLD FAMOUS HANGOUT FOR THE STARS, "PINKS HOT DOG STAND" IN HOLLYWOOD, WAS OVER RUN WITH THE "WILD BUNCH FROM COUGARTOWN". BRUCE WILLIS, DEMI MOORE, SHARON STONE, CHARLIE SHEEN, HERP HAZZARD AND HIS SHARK BAND, MEL GIBSON AND MADONNA, WHO ARE WEEKEND REGULARS AT "PINKS" DIDN'T HAVE ROOM TO EAT BECAUSE 37 OF HAWTHORNE'S ELITE TOOK ALL THE TABLES SO THE "STARS" HAD TO EAT IN THEIR LIMOS AT THE CURB WHICH BLOCKED TRAFFIC ON LA BREA AVENUE FOR MILES...TOO BAD SAID "KING JOHN" AS HE SCARFED DOWN "SEVEN" MILE LONGS SMOTHERED IN ONIONS WITH CHILI DRIPPING OFF HIS "JAY LENO" CHIN. AN LA TIMES REPORTER ASSIGNED TO COVER THE STORY JUST ARRIVED AS A CARAVAN OF COUGS FILED OUT ONTO THE STREET. SEEKING AT LEAST ONE COMMENT FROM THE WILD BUNCH HE APPROACHED THE INFAMOUS "JUDY WUDY" FOR A BRIEF COMMENT, AS SHE WAS SEEN DEPOSITING THIRTY FIVE NAPKINS USED TO CLEAN JOHN'S CHIN IN A LARGE DUMPSTER. AS SHE TURNED TO STEP INTO HER WHITE LIMO, (DRIVEN BY KING JOHN), JUDY SPUN AROUND AND SAID, "YOU'LL NEED TO TALK TO MY AGENT, BESIDES, I'M OFF LIKE A PROM DRESS".....
WHAT A FUN NIGHT. THANK'S AGAIN JOHN FOR PUTTING THIS ALL TOGETHER. AND FOR ALL YOU COUGS WHO DIDN'T GO THIS TIME DON'T MISS THE NEXT. SEE YA NEXT TIME.
Hey man, Like the infamous "V" girls used to say, "It Just Don't Get No Better Than This". Thanks Alan for that "man on the street" report and for showing last night at Pinks too. I just keeps getting better and better. OH, and Bruce, sorry about making you eat in that limo, but last night there was no room for anyone but Cougs.
Name: Gary Lents () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 10:52:31
City and State: heaveninyourmind
Message: Quick report....our school won the county hockey championship behind MVP, Jesse Lents. For more info see SD Union Tribune or watch the San Deigo ABC news at 4PM....
Hey Gary, that is GREAT!! It would only have been better if you'd have beaten LBP, and congratulations Jesse on the MVP status. It's got a lot to do with all that Cougar blood in your veins.
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 10:20:18
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: HELLO Everybody!!!! I had such a great time at Pink's. Thanks to everybody who made the effort. Hey Nixon's drove from Bakersfield, way to go Ernie, you Coug man. To finally put faces to all these names and get a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones was . (Sorry for not having my business cards Mo and Karen and Lori......Here's the number 310 543-4771) Coug's get 10% off their massages........And Wayne, Donna didn't get to wear that black number you wanted her to wear........she said, she's been missing that cute black dress since you were here last.......(She may be on to your cross dressing secret) Marsha is a doll, Robin. Shout it from the rooftops, man...........She's your's, or will be soon..get your butt back here and lets do the neighbor thang. I love you guys!!!!!!
Hey Liz!!! Great to meet you and Donna last night too. You two are just as crazy in person as you are on line. Definitely Rowdy Girl material. Cougtown has its "B" girls, "V" girls, "T" girls, and now its "E" girls. Thanks for being there last night.
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 02:47:22
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Haven't written in a long time. It's spring and all of my competitions and art shows are in the air. I am working day and night on a computer presentation that's going to Disney studios and a few others in hopes of gaining funding for my animation academy. It's an expensive subject that I teach, but very rewarding. If anyone out there is an expert at PowerPoint, I could sure use some suggestions. I'm having a lot of trouble importing decent sound to fit the still art. The animation segments are fine. My no. is 562-925-9981 X2703, and I'm there after 5:50 am. Enough of that. Billy Ennis I can't believe my sweet little 3rd grader and later accomplished actor has signed on. I think about our college play every once and a while and I do have fond memories of our adventures. You really came through on my graduate project in theater design. I hope your doing well. Keep in touch. Jimmy Peppers...how exciting! My husband has been to Athens, I have not. I need to go just because I'm an art teacher. What a dream! And finally, I was a Parks and Rec leader at Eucalyptus and I loved it. Cynthia was there too. We all went to school there and most of my siblings had Mrs. Hutchison also. Hi King John. Thanks for being the loyal coug. It's good to rest my eyes here once in a while.
You're very tardy young lady. I'm going to be forced to call your mother about this tardiness. haven't talked to her in months either.... Anyway, glad to hear from you Ricki. Be a Coug in all you do and I know you won't miss Cruise Night III coming up in a couple of months. Say hi to Jim and Sammy too......
Name: Lori Padelford () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 01:58:10
Message: WOW! What a fun night at Pink's. I met so many new people. Liz Estrada, it is driving me crazy where I know you from, E mail me and tell me the names of your husband and Karen's so I can ask my brother if he remembers them. Barbara Lane Gordon, it was so nice to meet you in person finally. I agree with Bonnie McCoy that there should be a place to meet in Orange County, I'll look around Seal Beach since it is a block away and get back to you John. Eddie Braun... can you believe Don Dallons stood me up at Pink's? I told you I may have to resort to stunts to get together with him. The idea of getting together with you sounds great, what about Kelly Sturgeon coming too? Lori
Hey Lori, I think we found an Orange County place to meet. It's a 50's diner on the circle in the city of Orange. Chris Prewitt mentioned it and it sounds perfect.
Name: John Baker () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 01:14:31
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Hey Pinks Cougs,
We had another great turnout for Pinks tonight. I was so glad to meet lots of new Cougars from the old neighborhood. Barbara Gordon, Thanks for all the early Cougar newspapers. It was nice meeting you last night. As I recall you went to Morningside and live in the Kernville area. I wish I would have met Bill too.
Thanks to Sharon Badger MacDonald, all the Crottys, Alan Hauge, Janet Burkett, Marsha Russell, MOMO, Judy IOLAPD DeGrazia, Jan Blomsterberg, Sherry Peppers Wingo and Doug, Joyce Savisky Chance, Gary Nelson, Angel Karen, Mr P, and Our Miss Brooks, Ed and Patricia, Lori P, Ernie Nixon and his wife from Bakersfield, John and Ann Rout, Joe and Georgette Bromley, Elvis, and many others. Liz and Donna, You two were great and Wayne Dickey, you are one lucky Cougar. Thanks to all of you for being there last night. It just reinforces the fact that we're all just one big happy Cougar family. Sorry the Leepers and the Chessons didn't make it, but we'll see you guys next time.
Name: Delia Garza () on Saturday, April 1, 2000 at 00:23:43
City and State: Huntington Beach,CA
Message: Man I have been away toooooo long! John, was wondering if you could add a subliminal message after every 15 feedback posts to remind us to BLINK! I think I have sat here for over an hour without blinking!! I have enjoyed reading everyone's posts and have been reminded of some fun times and fun people. Someone (I think Lori?) mentioned Mike Kissick and brought a smile to my face. When we moved to Hawthorne in '76 we moved to 122nd St. and lived on Mike's block. What a major crush I had on him! I remember spending a lot of time on my porch hoping to catch a glimpse of him driving by.... and if I was REAL LUCKY he would stop and chat. What a sweet guy... Barbara Gordon (AKA Bill's wife) I noticed that you said that you were from Morningside High. I wondered if you might have known my father Ira Yawnick and his twin Edgar. They were class of '59 I believe. I am going to try and get my butt in here more often so that I don't have 100 pages of feedback to go through in one sitting. I am also going to have to get my butt to one of the gatherings.. (like the one I am missing tonite!) John- the site just keeps getting better.. Thank you thank you thank you!!! OH!! And you know that T-Shirt order I placed back in October.... The checks in the mail. For real! Check #1341 to be exact! And I added an extra $10.00 for my membership... I want the fancy 2 in my star!! Judy- I know it's been awhile since you said I could be a ROWDY.... and I have been REAL bad at posting.... but can I still be a ROWDY?? I promise I will quit cooking! (or at the very least quit washing dishes.....)
Ahh Delia Darlin', I was about to send out a search party for you girl. We've missed you here. Yes, please come to one of our crazy functions. The next one after Wine Country Weekend will be Fosters Cruise Night III, and will be in June or July. And yes as you can see, I received your check. Thanks and the Tshirts are in the mail.
Thank you for checking in, and be a Coug girl.......
Name: Cal McDougal () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 23:01:29
City and State: Enterprise, Al
Message: CITY OF GOOD NEIGHBORS Slogan contest for Hawthorne. Now there is some trivia JB (the other one) poses for us. Was it Judy Liber (62) who won the contest? If I remember correctly, the contest was sponsored by either the Chamber of Commerce or the Board of Realtors in either '58 or '59. How am I doing? One Name, two sponsor groups and two different years. I really think it was in the summer of 58 but Judi and both JB's and I and the rest of the class of '62 weren't in HHS until fall of 58.
Hey Cal, Unfortunately we're going to have to wait for the answer on this one, because Janet wouldn't tell me and she's gone until Monday night. I said Linda McVeigh, but Judy Liber sounds like a great guess. We'll see......
Name: Jack Young () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 22:56:44
City and State: South Lake Tahoe
Message: Hey Bill Young (my brother) welcome to the 21st century. You finally have got on line, it's about time. Does anyone from my era know where or what Raymond Nelson is up to these days? He vanished from High School. All is well in Tahoe. We didn't have much of a winter and that was a nice break this year. Ross Bradfield, where have you been I don't see you online anymore, are doing that working thing alot. If any of you know Bill Young he is new at the computer and it's real fun to IM him especially if he is talking to someone else because he doesn't know how to talk to two people at once, he goes crazy, try it (Bill Young Youngie@aol.com) Hey that's all for now.
Take Care, Jack
Don't feel bad Bill, I've never figured that one out either.....
Name: Gary Swafford () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 21:02:14
City and State: Athens, Tn
Message: Gina Black-Peck, your e-mail keeps coming back. Please e-mail me again. Thanks, Gary
Name: Don Dallons () on Friday, March 31, 2000 at 20:36:50
City and State: Long Beach, Ca.
Message: Hi Eddie, Had a great time going to work with you on the set Malcolm In The Middle. If anyones interested keep an eye out for the TV show Real TV. They were on the set covering us beeeing swarmed by over a million bee's. Hi Diane Lib. say hi to your sister. Also Hi to Pat Bush it was great getting a phone call from you the other day. Eddie let me know when your going to do another car jump so I can come see ya! I might even see if Lori Pedelford can call in sick and join us.