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From: TF (1980) on 2018-02-10 10:04:51 [10726]
Too bad... This site was lively at times...
From: Jim Robinson (1969) on 2017-12-31 19:43:08 [10725]
Happy New Year! Happy New Year! [crickets]
From: Jim Robinson (1969) on 2017-11-22 21:26:16 [10724]
Hellooooo back! Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Rex Stout
From: Joni (1980) on 2017-07-08 23:44:09 [10723]
From: The Truth Hurts () on 2017-02-09 02:25:34 [10722]
I am not really The Truth Hurts (aka TTH). I wonder what happened to that guy. However, now that I am the lone voice in the wilderness....I will shout out...YOU BACKWARDS HATERS HAVE NOT WON!!
From: Jun koh (1999) on 2016-06-19 05:20:53 [10721]
Wondering who I am? E mail me at or contact me 2135709456 talk to you later
From: Carl (1982) on 2016-05-06 01:31:45 [10720]
This board is still here!!!
From: TF () on 2016-01-12 05:53:41 [10719]
Looks like this board died... Sad we used to have some lively debates... :(
From: Das Mächtige Recht () on 2015-08-22 18:06:10 [10718]

Who dares to attempt to imitate my German-ness?

Do not force me to go all National Socialist on you...

From: TF () on 2015-07-29 10:03:44 [10717]
@ Non Con... The dem / Liberals are the only ones that practice Class warfare...
From: Non Con () on 2015-06-30 12:50:04 [10716]
Anyone, and everyone, who has money has earned it and deserves it. Stop the class warfare!
From: TF () on 2015-05-16 06:02:06 [10715]
Still waiting for Chelsea Clinton to actually do an honest days work... She never will... Or is that her mother and father ???
From: TF () on 2015-04-17 03:00:45 [10714]
Chelsea Clinton gets a 6 figure job out of college and now buys a $10.4 million apartment in NYC, Gee must be nice... Can we spell Payback for the Clintons !!!
From: Der Mächtige Recht () on 2015-04-15 16:09:11 [10713]

****Grillen Zirpen****

From: TF () on 2014-12-29 10:51:52 [10711]
He is on another Vacation and forced these people to move their wedding day ... Gee he could have golfed the next day right ??? Not... So the couple had to delay all of their plans and their guests ??? just so the messiah can play golf ?? If he does not smell like a dictator then who does ???
From: TF () on 2014-12-29 10:48:42 [10710]
Really ??? The Messiah forced a couple to move their wedding because he wanted to play golf ??? I mean REALLY ??? Gee he is a dictator in chief !!!
From: Perrius Maximus (1984) on 2014-12-23 13:48:56 [10709]
The server that runs the site was having problems for awhile and the databases and forums were inaccessible. I let Byon know about it but it took awhile to fix. Seems to be working just fine now....
From: RDOG (80) on 2014-12-18 20:46:12 [10708]
Is this site still operational?
From: Perrius Maximus (1984) on 2014-08-27 09:57:52 [10707]
Palestine crisis? According to our esteemed president, there are no crises and only "phony scandals."

It's somehow hip to be Hamas. Being Israeli is so yesterday's news. It's even more hip to be ISIS (ICEHOLES)...especially if you're American. I think i'll go play golf and pretend that everything is fine. Oh...wait...I don't golf.

From: TF () on 2014-08-26 03:31:34 [10706]
The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year. The administration's handling of the Brown funeral already has started to raise comparisons between the two. For Monday's funeral, the White House sent two officials with the White House Office of Public Engagement as well as Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force. No White House officials, though, were part of the presidential delegation sent last year to Thatcher's funeral. For that, the White House sent former secretaries of State George Schultz and James Baker III -- as well as the charge d'affaires to the U.K. and the former U.S. ambassador.
From: NC () on 2014-07-27 01:45:27 [10705]
So, how about that Palestine crisis?
From: Jim Robinson (1969) on 2014-06-28 23:54:07 [10704]
Even the crickets have given up.
From: Dark Shadows () on 2014-05-28 11:28:59 [10703]
****Crickets chirping****
From: Perrius Maximus (1984) on 2014-04-25 11:17:00 [10702]
I am a veritable treasure trove of useless information, NC...

From: non com () on 2014-04-12 00:01:58 [10701]
Holy Buckets And Bells PM!! Yous knows abouts alot! :)
From: Perrius Maximus (1984) on 2014-04-09 16:56:53 [10700]

Kicking the Bucket is a Catholic thing, stemming from the Middle Ages. When a member of the church died, it was customary to place a bucket of water at the feet of the deceased in order to wash them in preparation for burial (some say holy water was in the bucket) Sometimes the "deceased" wasn't actually dead, or in other cases, the body experienced a spasm in death. Either way, the typical result was the bucket being ejected from the table by the deceased's foot. Hence "Kicking The Bucket".

Being declared dead in those times was often a terrifying prospect for folks, as misdiagnosis was quite common. The term "Dead Ringer" came from this fear. Folks were often exhumed back then for a variety of reasons. in some cases, those exhuming the body would find claw marks on the inside of the coffin...and shreds of wood beneath the deceased's fingernails. Apparently this happened enough to prompt some to create a will, requesting that a small bell be placed next to their grave or headstone. The bell would be tied to a length of rope that went into the casket. If the deceased awoke in their casket, they could ring their bell and thus was coined the term "Dead Ringer".

From: bucket () on 2014-04-07 10:02:04 [10699]
Stand on bucket, rope around neck, tied to a tree branch next kick bucket. sayonara!
From: non Com () on 2014-04-01 23:23:31 [10698]
As always PM, you make a good point....Where does the phrase 'kicking the bucket' come from ???
From: Jiminey! () on 2014-02-26 14:58:00 [10697]

****Crickets chirping*****

From: Perrius Maximus (1984) on 2014-01-30 23:56:34 [10696]
Non-com, I was walking through my garage and a homer bucket from Home Depot got in my way. I accidentally kicked it. Does that count?

From: RDOG (80) on 2014-01-25 22:34:43 [10695]
Exactly my point. None of us knows when our time or someone elses time will come. That's why this site was created in the first place. That's why we have reunions. That said, 10 years apart is far too long.
From: Perrius Maximus (1984) on 2014-01-24 12:56:00 [10694]
Tell me about it!

I have an extended circle of High School friends, all of whom are Class of 81 to 85, though not all are South High alumni. I remained friends with all of them into adulthood and we would all regularly go out together or meet up somewhere. It changed as we all married up and had kids...but I still see them from time to time.

So it was a wake up call for me (literally) when I got the call that one of our cadre...Paul G, dropped dead in the middle of Hermosa Avenue, while leaving the house of another of our group. Cause of death was a massive cerebral aneurysm. My friend Dave told me that "it was like someone just switched him a light".

Makes me want to go down and visit my friends....

From: RDOG (80) on 2014-01-23 21:46:56 [10693]
n-c, About 10 years ago it seemed as though we were losing just as many from the 70's. We should have been paying better attention.
From: non conformist () on 2014-01-23 01:39:33 [10692]
SHS 80s Alumni seem to be kicking the bucket a lot lately. Makes me wonder....
From: RDOG (80) on 2014-01-15 13:25:40 [10691]
For those in the class of 1982 and for those that would have known her from other class years as I did, it is with sadness that I post the passing of the following Spartan Alumni: Lorrie Lynn Powell Lorrie Lynn Powell, age 49, passed away December 22, 2013. Lorrie grew up in the community of Hollywood Riviera and graduated from Torrance South High. Lorrie was known for her blond hair, electric blue eyes and radiant smile. Because of her exceptional artistic talent, she founded her worldwide sign business Lorrie Powell Studios. She was proud to say "Made in America, Just a Stone's Throw From Yosemite". Lorrie loved the mountains, learning about all animals, and hiking accompanied by her dog, Izzy. Thus, she chose to make her home and business in Ahwahnee, California which is near Yosemite. Lorrie's enthusiasm, positive thinking, wisdom and humor were sought after by her family and many friends. She was a "Jill of all trades" with her unique abilities and accomplishments. The bright star of Lorrie's life is her son, John "Jim" Somerville. She is also survived by her mother, June Halstead, sister, Denise Powell and brother, Britt Shuford. In lieu of flowers and to honor Lorrie, a donation may be made to Shannon Stephan/The Angel Project, California Oncology, 6121 N. Thesta Ave. #205, Fresno, CA 93710. A remembrance of Lorrie will be held in the Spring. Please sign the guestbook at .Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 15, 2014
From: Mary Briggs Vedborg (1968) on 2014-01-02 20:08:56 [10690]
Any idea where I can get a 1963 South High class ring? My husband, Chris Vedborg would love one for his upcoming birthday
From: Eric (1971) on 2013-12-22 21:38:56 [10689]
You can get copies of yearbooks at
From: Ronal (Jim) Christian (1963) on 2013-11-23 20:25:51 [10688]
Any suggestions where I can get my senior year book? Class of 1963.
From: Coach Scully's Son, Sean (1981 (PV High)) on 2013-11-05 23:01:36 [10687]
Hello South High! It was an awesome service for Dad on Saturday. The honor guard, the tributes! I'm sure Dad was so happy to see and hear it all! Lots of Alum made the event. Coach Bryant and Coach Cormin and all Dads other Coaching Buddies! Really great service. Thanks South High!!!
From: Coach Scully's Son, Sean (1981 (PV High)) on 2013-11-05 16:25:13 [10686]
Hello South High! It was an awesome service for Dad on Saturday. The honor guard, the tributes! I'm sure Dad was so happy to see and hear it all! Lots of Alum made the event. Coach Bryant and Coach Cormin and all Dads other Coaching Buddies! Really great service. Thanks South High!!!
From: Coach Scully's Son, Sean (1981 (PV High)) on 2013-11-04 09:46:04 [10685]
Hello South High! It was an awesome service for Dad on Saturday. The honor guard, the tributes! I'm sure Dad was so happy to see and hear it all! Lots of Alum made the event. Coach Bryant and Coach Cormin and all Dads other Coaching Buddies! Really great service. Thanks South High!!!
From: Coach Scully's Son, Sean (Riviera and Newt) on 2013-11-01 15:59:16 [10684]
Thanks Bob Warren, Non Conformist, and RDOG! Really appreciate the thoughts and great story about the Truck! We used to call that truck the "Fruck"! I remember one time Dad and I were way up on the top of the hill and mapping out of a "mystery run" (we would mark a route with by spray painting arrows on pavement. Anyway... the Fruck decided it would only work in Reverse gear. That truck had no power steering and we had to drive it backwards all the way back to the house from way on the other side of the hill! We had to take turns because our necks were getting so jacked up! Loved and hated that darn truck! Hope all can stop by the service tomorrow. Dad will have a full honor guard too for his service in combat in WWII. Taps, 21 gun salute, flag folding! Love you Dad/Coach!!!
From: RDOG (80) on 2013-11-01 10:55:00 [10683]
It was the truck that had quit running.... not coach.... ooops
From: RDOG (80) on 2013-11-01 10:52:57 [10682]
With the passing of the legend who is Coach Richard (Dick) Scully, long time track and x-country coach and driver's ed instructor, I think it's time to share some of the fun and funny (looking back) moments of Coach. Having been recruited as it were by an upper classman and friend to run x-country,I started running in the summer of 1976. The training run was to his house and included running up Vista Montana. At about the half way point, coach drives past us in his late 60's Chevy pickup truck. He comes to a stop on the side of the road and explains to us that he had quit running and he needed us to help push him the rest of the way up the hill so he could safely see what was wrong with it. As we crest the top of the hill, coach fires up the bomb and takes off. When we get to his house, he's there waiting for us. Everytime I see that style Chevy pickup truck, especially if it is white, I remember coach. Everytime I see or drive up or down Vista Montana or drive "mini top" or "over the top" I think of coach. Everytime I go by Torrance beach, especially if I see the stairs at Ave C, I think of coach. Rest In Peace Coach.
From: Perrius Maximus (1984) on 2013-10-29 16:53:00 [10681]
Sorry to hear about your folks, man...but you're right about your kids. Prior to the divorce, I was running so hard I never made time for them. It sucked hard. If you're in a position to both go back to school, that's awesome.

Me, I walked through hell during my divorce, but in the wake of it, I ended up with both of my kids. I'm busy putting them through college. I developed a pretty neat genetic disease in the wake of my divorce. It seems my immune system is trying to kill me. It started with the attacks and destroys the soft tissue in the joints. Ligaments, tendons, etc. The effect was like having bits of broken glass in there. If left unchecked it eventually goes to work on the organs.

I was nearly bedridden for awhile. I mean, i'd drag myself from the sheets each morning, stagger into the bath and run a scalding shower in hopes of limbering myself up enough to get dressed and make it to work. I'd suffer through the day, come home, fall into bed and pass out. That was my life for better than a year.

All during this time I was jumping through the HMO hoops. Specialists. Finally I ended up on the doorstep of a Rheumatologist. Then blood tests like crazy....for months. They tested me for every disease, virus and bacterial infection known to medicine. Turns out the treatment is for me to inject myself with an auto-inhibitor every week and suppress my immune system. They had to make certain I wasn't sick (with something else) before doing this.

So it's been a year with treatments. My liver and kidneys didn't like the "disease modifier" drugs that they administered with the inhibitor, so I had to find some that worked. Thyroid bombed out for awhile. I think that i've finally found my way back to balance, though.

At any rate, I have both my kids (though they are teenagers now) I have a new woman in my life, we bought a house together and things seem to be going alright. It's kind of the first time in the last 6 years that ive stopped to look around....without fear that someone was going to serve me with a summons or stick a needle in me. I guess life is pretty good here too, all things considered. The divorce is over. My county sponsored slavery to the ex has ended and im...well....still here :)

From: Carl (1982) on 2013-10-28 17:38:21 [10680]
All is well here brother :) Alot has changed for me over the last 4 years, lost both my parents, closed my company as a result of that, and now I'm unemployed! However, I not bitter, loved my folks and got to spend 48 years with them, and really would rather be not working spending time with my 6 year old then making lots of money and missing everything. My wife went back to school, I went back to school, life is good, no complaints :)
From: Perrius Maximus (1984) on 2013-10-28 10:22:44 [10679]
Sup, Carl.'s been awhile. I disappeared myself for some time. How you been?
From: Carl (1982) on 2013-10-26 02:29:24 [10678]
PM! I remember as well when this place used to be jumpin! I was one of the jumpers :) I don't think I have posted on here in 4+ years
From: Carl (1982) on 2013-10-26 02:29:21 [10677]
PM! I remember as well when this place used to be jumpin! I was one of the jumpers :) I don't think I have posted on here in 4+ years
From: Carl (1982) on 2013-10-26 02:27:01 [10676]
PM! I remember as well when this place used to be jumpin! I was one of the jumpers :) I don't think I have posted on here in 4+ years