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    I remember seeing the first James Bond flick at the Paradise. It was the 'B' film. Don't remember the name of the film or what the 'A' film was either.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2008
     
    I remember "Rio Bravo". That movie is on TCM a lot and I still like it. Also, "The Magnificent 7" and "The Great Escape". How about sitting on different sides of the theater, and throwing jujubees at each other.
    • CommentAuthoral seth
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2008
     
    w.illie at your advancing age how do you remember throwing jujubees at the movies/went to venice beach yesterday. sat at a beachside bar and watched all the crazies walk by. oh yeah it was one of my two drinking days
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2008
     
    Al, at my advancing age I can't remember anything important, but for some reason I recall many of the dumb things we did years ago. Do they still make jujubees? I have seen Dots and Good & Plenties. Venice beach has been a hang out for the weird and crazy for 50 years. It is a good place to take visitors from out of town. They can't believe it. I just had a small glass of wine because it is one of my seven drinking days. I'm sure you drink more in two than I do in seven.
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    Sunday night comes flying by again. Kayaking is good all around Somoma County. Rivers, streams, esterios, and ocean. Just need more time to enjoy.
    Hi Al, one of my favorite sports was sitting in Venice watching the people go by until I became one and that straightened me out. so jumped out of L.A. to places north and the weirdness moves around everywhere now. Keep up the exercising, and we are in for a good show to come in the future.
    Willie dringking seven days a week, oh my god sounds like he is having fun.
    We'll need to go help.
    I am still trying to slow down. I found a way that works. I mix the best beer with the worst and it slows me down. I know there are better ways, but I am having some fun.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     
    Steve, please curtail your drinking and pay attention while in the kayak. We would hate to see you end up as
    shark bait.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     
    "Vermont Store" online.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     
    jujubees,Dots and Good & Plenties. "Vermont Store" online
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     
    Willie-

    I think we saw Magnificent 7 in Inglewood.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     
    Willie-

    Will bring beer and bourbon
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     
    Greg, I think you're right about Magnificent 7. Come on over anytime. My girlfriend just left for vacation in Thailand. I am a bachelor for the next 5 weeks. I have "supplies".
    • CommentAuthorBill Fagan
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2008
     
    Gawd, you guys are getting realy boring, it started off pretty good, but..........geesh. I check in here once in a while to see what's happening and there really isn't much shit going on.
    You guys have more memories than what you are admitting too here I think. At least I know of many, many that I witnessed, so come on guys, lets get some shit stirred up here!!
    How about Westchester playground??
    How about Ronny Trumpeters parties?
    How about that resturant accross from the Loyola Theater?
    How about Howard's 45 records that got scratched in my 409 on Hawthorn Blvd?
    How about Scarpolino's Pizza?? Friday night after the Football game.
    How about willie's (the captain's) lowered blue chevy?
    Come on guys, lets livin up a bit!
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    Bill, we apologize for boring you. I guess we are just not as exciting as we used to be. We all remember the topics you listed, but many of them require a long-winded conversation in person and are harder to talk about while typing.

    We talked about many of these things at our reunion a couple of years ago. As you remember, I called you twice about that party, but you had more important things to do. Since then, some of us have been together several more times at Al's house, Steve's place, and lunch or dinner. We tell some of these stories for the 2nd or 3rd time, but they are still funny. We hope you will join us some time, but it may require some travel on your part.

    Here are a couple of points that you mentioned.

    The restaurant across from the Loyola was Tiny Naylors.
    Ronnie Trompeter has applied for membership on this site. Pat Chambers gave him the info. I approved him about 10 days ago, but so far he hasn't posted. He may be lurking & reading.
    We remember your 409. We also remember that you never let us in that car without giving you gas money.
    I eventually sold the blue Chevy to a friend of my brother- Jake DeVan. At my niece's wedding several years ago, he proudly announced that his eldest daughter had been conceived in the back seat of that car.
    The stories about Scarps are to lengthy to mention here, but we still remember.
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    Hey Willie

    Since you don't have anything to do for the next five weeks you might want to check this out:

    http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/

    I only just installed it and I'm waiting for Greer to tell me how it works.

    Anybody interested in 'Show & Tell'? (yes, like in the fouth grade)
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    Wilie-

    I remember our trips up the "Thralls Ranch" during winter in your future Chevy. It was still Gold and Beige then and we drove over Ridge Route to Bakersfield and by the time we got to "Let's Eat" Sign, the entire front end of the Chevy was solid ice. That was the trip where it was so cold we took ice out of ice chest and put milk etc in it to not freeze.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    Guys-

    Any word from Zerry Z in Chico WA?
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    Guys-

    Remember La Tierja Liquor. For some strange reason we all looked 21 to the clerks and brew 101 was cheap and effective.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    Pat, I went to the site and looked it over, but haven't yet downloaded the program. You and Steve might have to do it first and then talk me through it.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    Greg, the trips to Thrall's ranch were some of the best times we had. I don't think Bill would be bored talking about them. We shot everything that moved, and cruised around with guns sticking out the car windows. How did we get away with that shit?
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    HOT said the Z-man got married. I'm not sure if I believe that or not. I remember when we were both in YMCA summer day camp (baby sitting service) and Jerry, excuse me, Jerome was up hanging from the cross bar at the top of the rings in the park. He also had this ventriloquist's dummy about that time but I'm still not sure who was doing the talking.

    HOT get Jerome on this site!
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    Hey, Pat. Zello definitely got married. I'll try to get him on the site, but he doesn't do much internet. I see Al Seth is on board. Al, what is your e-mail address? Al, are you going to the Westchester get-together that Vic Silveria is organizing again this year on Saturday, July 26th. Same place as last year (Patti Russell's home in Westchester. Her address is: 6661 W. 87th Place). $15 cover for the Chambers Brothers Band. I'm going to try and go again. That's where I found Bob Williamson last summer. Are any of you guys planning to go? The fisrt Bond flick at the Paradise was "Dr. No." If we paid 20% of the time, I'd be surprised.

    Speaking of the park and the gym set, I always remember Steveie fagan climbing up the poles. "Feels good!"

    Scarpalino's - that brings back a more than a few memories - several of them with Bill. Remember the "Terrible Two"? Frank Nelson? Alan Watson? Remember Steve and John Joyce? Crazy stuff.

    How about "Green Steer" getting busted at Gillis?

    Gotta run - all the best to everyone.
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    HOT's right about how much we paid. I remember Ken McLean trying to teach me how to bowl at the Paradise bowl next to the theatre after sneaking into the theatre. It was 10 cents a line (including the shoes) after 2AM and I actually got pretty good at it. Bowling that is, I was alreading pretty good at sneaking into the Paradise Theatre. Does anybody remember the $5 candy bar in the front? Maybe it was 5 pounds, but it was a goal to be reached. I don't think anyone achieved that goal.

    Scarps was the place I got my first black eye. Funny I don't remember how it happened.
    • CommentAuthorBill Fagan
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    Thrall's ranch, wow, I do remember those trips, we were crazy. The thing I remember most about those trips was the statement, "every time I go to the mountains, "No Shit".
    If we did the things we did in those days, we would be in jail today.
    The Terrible Two, they were terrible, at least I'm sure they felt terrible the next day in school when Mike and Danny Cunningham had a word or two with them. Those were some crazy, fun days. I think we were all very lucky to make it through those days.
    Stevie Fagan and the flag pole, we should have brought Steve to the 4th of July flag pole. Remember when they put the 5 bucks up at the top of the greased flag pole at Westchester playgroung.
    hey Howard & Steve, remember riding to Ed Parkers Karadi studio in Steve's corvete, one of us (Howard or me) had to ride in the trunk. It was usually Howard because I had clostraphobia.
    Not to mention my sleep walking up at Thrall's ranch.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    Bill, I just talked to Kenny McLean last week. He lives in San Jose, is doing fine, and will retire this year. He had just returned from a camping trip with John Kaper and Ed Gunny.
    • CommentAuthorBill Fagan
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    Willie, its amazing all of these names that are coming up, John Kaper, Ken McLean and Ed Gunny, sure brings back a lot of memories.
    Howard ask if anyone is going to Patty Russels this year, anyone from here going?
    • CommentAuthoral seth
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2008
     
    willie do youknow how to cook. five weeks without et is along time. willie i dont know bettys email. plz give it to howard. howard if betty will give me 15 bucks i will definitly go to pattys. if she wont ill get it out of her purse when she goes to sleep. steve,g will try to see you on the way back frm vancouver. i am heading there when i leave willies. bill fagin i had not heard scarps mentioned in years. it was alot of fun but cant remember if the pizza was any good.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2008
     
    Al, I sent Howard Betty's E-mail. No, I'm not a very good cook, but I'll get by. Remember I lived by myself until I was 55 years old. I eat a lot of fruit and fish that doesn't require much preparation. E.T will be back by the time you get here, and we will eat well.
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    Hay Guys/ No I had a little trouble using my password. Hay Bill, seems like yesterday since we all hung out. Remember Jim Heath catching the gillis palm tree on fire one forth of July.(he used a sky rocket or something)We heard about it in time to see the top of the tree fizzle out. Jim once sold me a limosine (woodie) without steering, it took about ten spins of the wheel to get it to move side ways. Had three rolls of seats, and wood on the sides, and custom wood around th apostery. He took it back (I forgot to pay him) and it rolled down some hill into someones yard or something. I have to use the pc in the library since my last pc when to the big trojen in the sky and got too messed up to repair. Get back to you all some time soon and a for sure at Patty Russells party. Usually go to Gillis in early am for boggie board ride and run. Ronnie. ps thanks for the forum
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2008
     
    Ronnie, welcome to our forum. In your E-mail, you mentioned the names of John Kaper and Glenn Cheek. If you have some information about them, we would love to hear it. Better yet, invite them to join us.
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    Howdy all,
    Hey Willie, I only kayak while not drinking. this only happens in the morning anyway. The kayaking that is. It is a good way to wake up for the rest of the day. drinking is a good way to go get some rest at the end of the day. It is a balance that is for sure...sometimes hard to maintain. the balance that is. I have started drinking before dinner again. need to get the nurishment of ocean again this week end. all have a good time. I will.
    It is good to meet you all again, that is for sure.,
    Lots of different people out here. Pat I'll check out the space telescope.
    still here,
    Steve
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2008
     
    Steve-
    Are you Kayaking on the river? Years ago group from church,we would all go Kayaking in open type kayaks that would hold 2 each. we would rope them together, dedicate one Kayak to hauling food and cold beer. Float from just below Wickiup Lake Dam on Deschutes to just above Benham Falls, you never miss the takeout the falls are basically unsurvivable. Took all day to make trip. Really needed a second kayak just dedicated to Beer. Suggest maybe you invest in 2nd Kayak to tow, loaded with beer, wine, cheese, etc. Better yet we should plan a trip up there to do it again!
    take care have a great memorial day.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2008
     
    Willie-

    Web Cams of McCall show still significant snow? Are Rivers running very high flow rates?
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
     
    Greg, flow rates were about normal until yesterday when they shot up due to hot weather. I don't think it's a big problem. The only bad thing now is that access to the high back country is limited because the roads are still closed. I think you would be fine fishing in Idaho as long as you don't try to venture above 5000' elevation. Of course all the main highways are open because they have been plowed.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
     
    Hey guys. The California supreme court ruled yesterday that gay marriage is legal. So, do you think Howard and Steve will be moving in together?
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
     
    Greg, your idea for Steve to take a separate kayak for the beer is good. Be sure to tell him that he must tie a rope to the beer kayak, and tie the other end securely to his ankle. That way, if they encounter a bad situation, his friends will save the beer and must save Steve too. Without that rope, Steve will surely die.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
     
    I knew there was a reason why I got to dislike California, land of fruits and nuts. But if Steve and Howard decide to move in together there in the right state.
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    Its better to bring a kegger or two, maybe more, don't forget to bring the groupie chicks to clean the fish. If your wives or girlfriends think your bring chicks they will show up for sure, I tried it up north on the Delta and it works pretty good. Steve and Howard will have to fend for themselves but can ride back on the empty kegs.
    • CommentAuthoral seth
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2008
     
    willie et called me twice this week, i was at work and betty at her sisters, sorry we missed her call. i take it the weather will be nice for golf when we get there...
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2008
     
    Al, it was 80 degrees today, and I finally saw a boat on the lake. The ice broke up last week. The snow is melting fast on the golf course, but there is a lot of standing water. No word yet on when they will open, but I'm sure it will be fine by the time you get here. I'm wearing shorts and T-shirt for the first time in six months.

    You are lucky you missed E.T. She went on a shopping spree in L.A., and wanted to give you a box of her junk to bring with you in your car. I gave her enough money to last for a month in Thailand, and she already spent half of it in L.A. She leaves for Thailand tonight.
    • CommentAuthoral seth
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
     
    willie your lucky its only 80 . it must be 90 here in westchester. fortunately it is supposed to cool down this week. looks like you will have to wire et more money good thing your loaded.
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    Over 100 here in Lakeside, luckly there is 4 or 5 lakes within two or three miles of home and a swimming pool in yard. Al, who in the heck is et? Bill do you still live in green valley? Did you ever get that Henry running? Have to go the time bell will be going off for us library pc bandits. Ron
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2008
     
    E.T. is my girlfriend. Her actual name is Intira Charoonsrisavasd and that is not a misprint. Better to call her E.T.
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    Willie - Are you far enough north to see Aurora's? Spaceweather.com is predicting some for today (Tue) or maybe tomorrow.

    Using algebra, if you add all the letters in ET's name doesn't it prove Eienstein's brewery theory?
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2008
     
    Pat, I don't think the Aurora is visible here. We are at about 45 degrees north. It would take a freak condition. Also, it doesn't get dark here until about 10 PM now, and we are expecting clouds and rain. However, I would love to see it and will take a look.

    One thing I am certain of: There is absolutely no connection between my girlfriend and Albert Einstein.
    • CommentAuthorBill Fagan
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2008
     
    ronnie, yes, still live in Grass Valley. Danny Cunningham lives down the road in Lake Wildwood, he lives with a gal from Westchester High, Lynn Johnson. I made a couple of attempts to get together with him, but to no avail. I guess Dan is just content being a home body now.
    Did I ever get the Henry running or do you mean the Harley?? Sold the Harley (1986 FXR) about 2 months ago.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2008
     
    Bill, nice bike. Refresh my memory. Who were the Terrible Two? What was the story?
    • CommentAuthorBill Fagan
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2008
     
    willie, the "Terrible Tuey" were a couple of guys from Westchecter High (don't remember thier names, Howard might) that one night up at Scarpolino's Pizza decided to take Howard and I outside and kind of give us the slap around treatment, they literally slapped us around. I think Howard and I were in our freshman year and kind of new to all of the high school stuff.
    Anyway, to make a long story short, Mike, my brother and Danny Cunningham and Danny Freidlander got these two guys the next school day and slapped them around a bit.
    Anyway we had no more problems ever again with the "Terrible Tuey".
    Kind of nice to have the Big Brother thing during High School (allthough it had it's down's al well).
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    Bill - Are you planning on replacing the FXR? There's a guy, Bruce Rossmeyer, here who has six or seven Harley dealerships. The one near me is as big as the local Macy's Department store and it's not his biggest dealership.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2008
     
    Bill, I think we all remember the feeling of vulnerability that we had when we first started high school. In my case, it might have been even worse because my family had just moved to Westchester. When I first started the 10th grade, I knew only one person in the whole school. Guess who that person was. Al Seth. After being seen talking to him on campus a few times, nobody gave me any shit. I managed to get through the year without getting my ass kicked.
    • CommentAuthorBill Fagan
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2008
     
    Pat, no, I bought the FXR when I was about 50, rode it for 4 or 5 years and then it sat in the garage. I decided if I wanted to stay alive I should leave it in the garage. When we did ride the bikes it was a raod trip to every bar along the way. Sooner or later its not a matter of when, its a matter of "how hard", so there it sat. So, I decided to take up Golf, it was a better pass time and safer and rather than stopping at every Bar along the way, we just bring a six pack with us, we called it "aiming fluid" still works to this day.
    High School sure brings back some fond memories. I remember a girl I had a crush on at St. Anastacia (4th - 8th grade), her name was Mary Lou Davis, She lived accross the street from Cathy and Patti Brewer, never did get any where with her. Then went to St. Bernards High for the 9th grade. There I was known as "Little Fagan", again good to have the Big Brother there, nobody fucked with us.
    The next year (10th grade) it was Westchester High and one night Howard and I, after a football game were walking by the back gate at Westchester on our way to try and get a ride to Scarpolinos Pizza and two girls drove by, we whistled and they stopped. Howard and I jumped in their car and guess who it was: Marty Toomey and her neighbor. They gave us a ride to Scarpolinos and it was the beginning to the story of my 5 children.