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Name: Bill Sloey () on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 08:29:42
E-Mail: wsloey
Maiden: happybirthdaytoya
Class: 69
City and State: somewhatconfused
Message: May is a great month, CT is a great site, Happy Birthday to all cougarland people for the month of Mayo. Debbie hope this is the best one yet. About the alley and foosball, If I get in an alley with an attorney it won't be for foosball. What ticket Bimey Codey? oops hope that doesn't ruin your image big brudder, I am not here to tell all but have you shared your younger adventures of falling off the tricycle those were really funny......... Little Brudder
Brudder??!! I didn't know the Sloeys were Hawaiian.
Thanks Bill, Have a great birthday and please don't let us stop you from doing what you do best to Lawyers in Alleys. Hey, they do it to us all the time.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 01:03:18
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Message: Happy Birthday to my wife Debby on May 1 [This is sure cheaper than buying a card]. And to Jill McFarlane, sorry no pancakes for at least a week, and Timmy Hood-hope you're going to Bart's in June. And also to my baby brudder on Sunday Cinco de Mayo, Happy birthday Billy! Want to go park in the alley and play foosball? I'll get you out of the ticket this time.

Name: Patty Valencia () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 22:20:43
Maiden: V5
Class: 1974
City and State: PVE, CA
Message: I saw in "Events" that John is hosting a fundraiser to cover Jim's medical expenses - what a heart o'gold, John! On Mr. Williams - I loved listening to the classical music during art class. He was also a great Fencing coach. He is one of those teachers who performed holistic teaching - he reached out to the "whole" student and got really involved; even though he was a grand elitist along the lines of Frasier (he'll enjoy that comment Ricki). Geez, he was a one-man cultural center for many of us. I remember going on a field trip to Hollywood to see "Soylent Green" (ok not everything was classical). Gotta love those Art Classes.
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Name: Janet Burkett () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 21:17:03
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday Debbie Sloey!
I agree John and Robin, the feedback from Larry Sears is what it's all about. Those teachers that really believed in us, and that we could make a difference, deserve to hear that they were right! Those are stories that make us all proud!
PS Glenn, get that wine chilled!

Good evening Janet darlin'. I know it teared me right up. This wasn't just a great story, but a great LIFE story. Here's a guy who's a retired Air Force Colonel with lots of wallpaper and who knows where he was heading without the help of Mr. Williams
God bless our teachers, boy.

Name: Dawn Hansen () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 20:14:00
Maiden: Hansen
Class: 81
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I have sad information to share...Doris Catton (maiden name Roy), class of 1959 passed away last Friday, April 26th. Doris lost her bout with cancer. Her sisters Terry, Shirley and brother Robert, also graduated from Hawthorne High. Her Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm at the Luyben Family Mortuary. The funeral will be Friday, May 3rd at 10:30am at the Riverside National Cemetery on Van Buren Blvd., near March Air Force Base. If anyone would like further information, please reply to my e-mail address. Doris left behind her husband Bill and 2 adult children - daughter Chris and son Bill Jr.
Sad news Dawn. Thank you for the information.

Name: Robin () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 17:26:29
Class: 60
City and State: RB,CA
Message: Indeed a great piece of feedback from Larry Sears and a great tribute to a great teacher, Mr. Williams
John....Speaking of teachers, Happy B-Day Harry Plotkin!, another mentor of many. And speaking of birthdays Happy B-Day tomorrow to c/o 67' May Day kid, "Big Hoody" aka Tim, Coach Hood, or Chris's brother...And speaking of May Day, how many of you Cougs remember the May day dances in grade school? We had a real May pole at Ramona. Great memories...Last item ..With the passing of Ruth Handler last Sat, how many of you had food put on the table, or knew someone who worked at the other house Ruth built (Mattel) in Haytown? And Sloey.."Events" clearly states the Pinks run was last Thursday..Hard to believe you missed it...Later Cougs :o)

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Happy Birthday to Debby Sloey too.

Name: Bob Brophy () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 16:38:56
Class: 63 Serra
City and State: Phoenix Az
Message: My previous post about St Joe's web site was wrong. It is Sorry for the error and thanks to Zelma Pino for bringing it to my attention. Bob Brophy
There you go. Thanks Bob

Name: budrhoades () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 16:06:19
Class: 74
City and State: seal beach,ca
Message: Dan, what a small world. My wife also an attorney has been working on a case for three years now in Sactown. The firm rents a condo for her and this past weekend I flew up to meet her and a couple of her girl friends for a weekend of wine tasting up in Napa and just some good ol'R&R. When we returned Saturday night one of her girlfriends who is famaliar with Sacramento suggested we go to Kikos' for what she said is the best Mexican food in town. She was right, delicioso padre. And who said Opus One doesn't match up well with a good carne asada.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 15:29:42
Class: 1977
City and State: Leisure World, CA
Message: Ok, I have looked for the Events icon, and I don't have it. Did I miss something? Thanks to my "younger" sis and her fun message on C-Town. I love you too. Now, where the hell are my pancakes, Tom, Rick and my Dodger dogs? I guess I am getting cranky in my OLD age.
Jill, Click here for Cougartown events. Fill out the bottom of that form and click on the "Send" button.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 15:25:37
Class: 77
City and State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Mexican Restaurants -- Casa Vega on Ventura on the border of Studio City and Sherman Oaks; El Compadre (flaming margies!) on Sunset across from Guitar Center. Kiko's on Alta Arden in Sacramento. The Office for fish tacos and a bucket of Corona's -- Playa Modano, Cabo San Lucas.

Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 12:06:14
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:I just received this email from Larry Sears HHS59. He writes:
My name is Larry Sears. In 1959 I was having trouble getting myself together. My grades were terrible and I had no direction in life. The only thing I enjoyed was art and Mr. Williams (the HHS art teacher). I was an A student in his class. All others were passing or failing.
My point here is Mr. Williams counseled and tried to get me pointed in the right direction. He spent many hours after school with me working on my art. He thought I had talent and it would help me in the future. At 18 years of age a teen knows everything, and try as I might, Trouble was right around the corner. I quit school and enlisted in the Air Force. The first time I came home on leave, the first person I looked up was Mr. Williams. I told him of passing the G.E.D. and getting a very high score. We spoke of making a career out of the service. At the time I don't think it was what I wanted, but I put my paperwork in for the Cadet program. I was accepted. After 27 years of military service I retired.
To this date it was Mr. Williams that I owe my career, my life and my Art. Thank you Mr. Williams.
As a note, I became a flight officer. I retired from the service a Colonel. I have a BS in Aerospace engineering, a masters in the same field. All of this is because of Mr. Williams. I don't know if he is alive, but if he is, pass this along.
Col. Lawrence E Sears USAF. Ret.

Now this is FEEDBACK!!! This story really touched me and I hope it touches lots of you too. Ricki, I know you stay in contact with Mr. Williams. Could you please make sure he gets a copy of this one. Teachers wait lifetimes and NEVER get anything that validates their career. This one letter would make it all worth it for me.
Thank you Colonel Lawrence E. Sears for your story. It made my day.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 13:48:06
Class: 71
City and State: Los Angeles
Message: Just a note to let everyone know that Mrs. Householder (Vernette) passed away last week.
Thanks Bob......

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 13:29:54
Maiden: deangreasby
Class: 66
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: John I noticed on the 'new section' aptly named Events that the PINKS FOR LUNCH is Thursday, is that this Thursday or next Thursday? We can probably bring Dan if its this Thursday. Maybe Wade can come if he's not too busy. How many stars do I need to buy I can never tell on that list?
People please, if you have questions on the "New Section aptly named Events" please email Jim Sloey at
He's in charge of that.

Name: Denean McKinney () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 12:04:09
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1980
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I just wanted to wish my big sister, Jill McFarlane a happy birthday tomorrow, May 1. From reading Cougartown Feedback, I probably should take her out for Pancakes, a Dodger Game (and now Lakers too), give her reruns of Magnum PI, and keep her away from the Strand. I love you sis, happy birthday, and remember, you will always be older than me! And John, check is in the mail.
Thanks Denean, and Happy Birthday Jill.

Name: Glenn Crist () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 11:56:48
Class: "64
City and State: Valley of the Moon, CA
Message: I'd like to put in my two cents worth (depreciated by inflation) on the dues issue. Every Cougar alum is so much richer because of this website. When I found it, a number of years ago, it brought back not only memories, but old friends as well. It allowed me to reconnect with my best friends from high school days, some of whom I had lost contact with over 35 years before. And it has also brought new friends, who I hadn't met during my days at HHS. Cougartown is more than just Feedback. It is, to my way of thinking, the finest single high school related website in the U. S. Show me another that has an alumni list 4500 strong. I joined ClassMates, a couple of years ago, just to spread the word about CT. It costs $30 a year and pales in comparison when it comes to content. Sure, their alumni list there is larger with so many different schools listed, but unless you've paid their fee, there's no way of getting in touch with any of them. I know it takes John a huge amount of time to maintain Cougartown. Everything he does is a manual process. Commercial sites cost thousands of dollars a month to maintain, and here, we are getting the labor of his love one essentially free. John deserves many thanks for conceiving, creating and maintaining this great place we call Cougartown. And if $10 a year from some of us keeps it going, I think that is a very small price to pay.
Ahh Glenn boy, you humble me.
Here's a guy I didn't know at HHS, but is a true friend some 40 years later. When I was just getting The Early 60's Hawthorne Homepage going and was looking for HHSers, Glenn went to and emailed each person who wasn't on our alumni list and told them where to find us.
Glenn, along with the lovely Janet Burkett, flawlessly handled our first Wine Country Weekend in Sonoma.
Yep, you've become a true friend, my friend; thanks for all you do for the website and Janet and I'll see you this weekend.

Name: Wade Greasby () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 10:19:26
Maiden: eltorascolunch
Class: 73
City and State: HBSurfCity,ca
Message: Bud,thanks for the update. I too enjoyed the super deluxe, but there is no way I could consume down one of those now. It would be similar to a short stack of Sloey pancakes! John, the check is on its way. Sharon Willis, are you still out there? You looked great at the four class 70-73 reunion picnic. Have you had a birthday recently? Let me know how you're doing. As Tiger would say, "Get It Done" pay your dues Cougs.
Thanks Wade....

Name: Dewey () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 06:26:54
Class: 74
City and State: For this week Minnesota
Message: Susie, Clark Paul's brother was Bruce Paul they also have a sister, but for the life me I can't remember her name.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 03:23:10
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: Okay I saw El tarasco mentioned. Here in Hawaii finding good Mexican food is almost impossible. Easily the best mexican food I have found here is Bueno Nalo, but it is gone now. Azteca is good in Kaimuki. But when I went back to LA in February my friend who came along loves mexican food so I had to take him to El Tarasco. As Wade says it is still good and looks about the same as it did in the 70's. In fact I think it's that 25 year old grease that gives it the authentic touch. It is still the best mexican food. The price is great and you get alot of food. Mexican food is about the cheapest food to make. Here expect to spend about $12 for anything good. What is your favorite Mexican food restaurant?
Mine is Arturos on Western.

Name: Susie () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 23:02:24
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: '71
City and State: Albuturkey,NM
Message: I'm reading all these stories about Ed Paul. Is he related to Clark Paul who lived across the street from me on 125th and Isis? Thanks...
Very cool Mustang. Susie says this is her 6th Mustang and she belongs to 3 Mustang clubs.

Name: Ron Reinholdson () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 22:04:28
Class: 65
City and State: Claremont, CA
Message: John, My most humble apologies. I never look at the alumni list and had no idea how many people have not sent in dues--and I've been one. For most people, it's probably been pure procrastination. It has been for me. My check is on the way. C'mon Cougs, your turn.
Thanks Ron, and again, no need for a long list of feedback "I'm sorrys".

Name: Cindy () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 21:31:42
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Message: Just found out that whatever it is that Ed Paul was involved in, he was found NOT guilty. Still don't know the details but figured that's pretty important information for everyone to know who knew him.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 21:29:47
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Wow John, I am so ashamed of myself for enjoying this web site every day and not being up to date with dues. I will send the check out tomorrow. Thanks to Doris for reminding all of us. I have the CD that was mentioned in one of the last posts, Hawthorne, CA, it is a bunch of funny stuff, out takes and such. That picture that John put up is enhanced on the cover, I have enjoyed listening to it, I would recommend it to all CT'rs, if for nothing else but that it is our history.

Yep, I can't find that CD, but I know I have it. Actually I had that picture first.
Let's not have an onslaught of "I'm sorry I'm not up to date" feedbacks. It was brought up and now let's move on.
Thanks Cindy....

Name: art La mere () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 21:19:32
E-Mail: Artlamere@mchsi>com
Class: 73
City and State: Bettendorf Ia
Message: so Cindy wants up to date photos well here you go let me be the first.
Hey Art, nice pic.... Sorry I had to chop the Christmas stuff out of it, but I'm trying to save a little space.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 21:11:27
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: I'm am in arrears John, sorry bout that, check is on the way and should be enough for arrears plus!
Hi Kathleen, you're up to date, unless I'm missing something.

Name: Beverly Tobey () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 20:46:40
Maiden: Adams
Class: 1959
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: About those dues: I have a star with "nothing in it." I came on board a year ago, so how could I be THREE years and $30 in arrears? I may have just embarked on my 61st year on this planet, but I ain't all that senile - yet. Anyway, please advise! I have my checkbook (or credit card) ready and my shopping genes are going wild. Hugs to the Cougs, Beverly in a RED HAT
Hi Beverly, You are completely correct in stating it that way, and I didn't mean to make it sound like most here was in arrears, much less owed ANYTHING. At present, this is a free site and I don't want anyone to feel obligated in any way. Thanks Beverly for straightening that one out.

Name: Cindy () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 18:25:41
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Message: I want to see current pictures of everyone! Send them in NOW!.... please?

Name: doris () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 17:30:50
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
City and State: TF ID
Message: JOHN ... Aren't our dues due soon? And how much are they again, as a refresher? Come on gang ... pitch in and pay your dues to CT. I'm know it's appreciated.
this has been an ad by the princess

Hey Princess, Yes, dues have dropped WAY off. Dues are due in June, but that doesn't mean all you people who're behind can't catch up.
For our long standing Cougartowners, if you have a star with nothing in it, you'll be 3 years or 30 dollars behind in June; a star with a 2 in it, you're twenty in arears in June, and if you've got a star with a 3 in it, you're only 10 bones behind in June, and if you've got a 4, CONGRATULATIONS, you're a member in good standing until June of 2003. Unfortunately, out of about 4,500 people on the email list, there are only 16 people, or a third of one percent, who're paid up for 4 years and 12.5% of those are my girlfriend and me.
Out of 4500 people on the email list, only 45 people, or 1 percent, have a 3star by their name. There are 4 post 1990 Cougs who have signed up at all..... Pretty sad

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 17:00:47
Class: 74
City and State: seal beach,ca
Message: Wade, I was just up in ol' El porto for the first time in years and we did stop at El Tarasco, still the same after all these years, the super delux you might be glad to hear is still ridiculously huge, I guess I dont have the same metabolism as I did when I was a young pup playing hoops for HHS, because it took two of us to polish it off.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 16:49:37
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hope everyone had a great weekend. I received an interesting CD this weekend. It is by the Beach boys. It is their earlier recordings in their high school days. It shows a picture of them outside their house in Hawthorne. It also has a picture of the "Welcome to Hawthorne, City of Good Neighbors" I have not listened to it yet, but I understand it is just snippets of recordings. When I have a chance, I will listen to it and give a review. Denean, here's another thing you do not know about me, not only do I think Rick Fox is hot, but I would dump Dean in a minute for Tom Selleck. Love ya.

Name: Wade Greasby () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 13:28:43
Maiden: ilikecrowtoo
Class: 73
City and State: HuntBch,Ca
Message: Dean, I also deserve to eat the crow. Friday was a bad day altogether. It's good to know and hear from old friends, and my response was harsh. Amends? If so, I wanted to ask you if you remember a catcher from "The Farm", Vic Gordon? He's the Pastor at our church and has some great tales about his days at Stanford. Says he recalls your name. Let me know. What's the update and status report on the Sloey Dog? Has his new chariot arrived? One last item, has anyone eaten lately at El Torasco on Rosecrans near Highland? That was some muy bueno food. Super Delux for under 2 bucks. Tomorrow.

Name: Dean Morris () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 12:38:05
Maiden: Eatinsomecrow
Class: 72
City and State: Joseph's Valley, CA
Message: W. Greasby- Apologies if my attempt at light-hearted humor came across as disrespect to you and your buddies. Believe me, I always thought you were a great athlete, person and someone who was going places. I can tell from your postings that you have a great family and some wonderful kids. No one could ask for more (well, I would like to trade-in one of my two, but that is another story). I agree that Cougartown is an amazing place for reconnecting with our youth and glory days. I hope it also is a place for a little fun and friendly banter among old acquaintances. I fully expect a shot back across my bow from you for the cheap shot I delivered last week. Keep those great beach shots coming! Hang loose man!

Name: Charlie Fox () on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 10:24:46
Class: 69
City and State: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Message: Just a note to wish Jim Fox (HHS 66) a happy birthday. Happy 54th, Bro!
Where have you been, man? I've had a new Question of the Week up for 3 or 4 months now.
Have a great one.

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