Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!



How well do You Remember Your Oldies But Goodies?

Here is a quiz that I had fun taking. And unlike most of these types of brain teasers, I did quite well. I was mentally finishing the line or whatever, before I even read the choices.


1. When did ”Little Suzie” finally wake up?

(a) The movie’s over, it’s 2 o’clock

(b) The movie’s over, it’s 
3 o’clock

(c) The movie’s over, it’s 
4 o’clock

2. ”Rock Around The Clock” was used in what movie?

(a) Rebel Without A Cause

(b) Blackboard  Jungle

(c) The Wild Ones

3. What’s missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint?

Earth _____

(a) Angel

(b)  Mother

(c) Worm

4. ”I found my thrill…” where?

(a) Kansas City

(b) Heartbreak Hotel

(c)  Blueberry Hill

5. ”Please turn on your magic beam_____ _____ bring me a dream,”

(a) Mr.  Sandman

(b) Earth Angel

(c) Dream  Lover

6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?

(a) Atlantic

(b) RCA

(c)  Sun

7. He asked, ”Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” Who was he?

(a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

(b) Charlie Brown

(c) Buster Brown

8. In Bobby Darin’s ”Mack The Knife,” the one with the knife, was named:

(a) Mac Heath

(b)  Mac Cloud

(c) McNamara

9. Name the song with ”A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.”

(a) Good Golly, Miss Molly

(b)  Be-Bop-A-Lula

(c) Tutti Fruitti

10. Who is generally given credit for originating the term ”Rock And

(a) Dick Clark

(b) Wolfman Jack

(c) Alan Freed

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:

(a) Little Richard

(b) Frankie Lymon

(c) Tony Orlando

12. Paul Anka’s ”Puppy Love” is written to what star?

(a) Brenda Lee

(b) Connie Francis

(c) Annette Funicello

13. The Everly Brothers were…..

(a) Pete and Dick

(b) Don and Phil

(c)  Bob and Bill

14. The Big Bopper’s real name was:

(a) Jiles P. Richardson

(b) Roy Harold Scherer  Jr.

(c) Marion Michael  Morrison

15. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called…

(a) Decca

(b)  Cameo

(c) Motown

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with ”Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb”. What TV
show was he on?

(a) 77 Sunset Strip

(b) Hawaiian Eye

(c)  Surfside Six

17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married:

(a) Carol Lynley

(b) Sandra Dee

(c)  Natalie Wood

18. They were a one hit wonder with ”Book of Love”

(a) The Penguins

(b) The Monotones

(c)  The Moonglows

19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called ”Till I ______ You.”

(a) Loved

(b) Kissed

(c) Screwed

(d) Met

20. Chuck Berry sang ”Oh, ___________, why can’t you be true?”

(a) Suzie Q

(b) Peggy Sue

(c) Maybelline

21. ”Wooly _______”

(a)  Mammouth

(b) Bully

(c)  Pully

22. ”I’m like a one-eyed cat…..”

(a) can’t go into town no more

(b)  sleepin’ on a cold hard floor

(c) peepin’ in a seafood store

23. ”Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do……..”

(a) cause there ain’t no answer for a life without booze

(b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

(c) cause my car’s gassed up and I’m ready to cruise

24. ”They often call me Speedo, but my real name is……”

(a) Mr. Earl

(b) Jackie  Pearl

(c) Milton Berle

25. ”Be Bop A Lula ….”

(a)  she’s got the rabies

(b) she’s my baby.

(c) she loves me, maybe

26. ”Fine Love, Fine Kissing  â¦..”

(a) right here

(b) fifty cents

(c) just for you

27. ”He wore black denim trousers and  â¦..”

(a) a pink carnation

(b) pink leotards

(c)  motorcycle boots

28. ”I got a gal  namedâ¦â¦….”

(a) Jenny Zamboni

(b) Gerri Mahoney

(c) Boney Maroney


Scroll Down so you aren’t tempted to cheat (as if cheating were needed

* * * * * * * * * * *  *

1. (c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock

2. (b) Blackboard Jungle

3. (a) Angel

4. (c) Blueberry  Hill

5. (a) Mr. Sandman

6. (c) Sun

7. (b) Charlie  Brown

8. (a) Mac Heath

9. (c) Tutti  Fruitti

10. (c) Alan Freed

11. (a) Little  Richard

12. (c) Annette  Funicello

13. (b) Don and  Phil

14. (a) Jiles P.  Richardson

15. (c) Motown

16. (a) 77 Sunset  Strip

17. (b) Sandra Dee

18. (b) The Monotones

19. (b) Kissed

20. (c) Maybelline

21. (b) Bully

22. (c) peepin’ in a sea food  store

23. (b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

24. (a) Mr. Earl

25. (b) she’s my  baby

26. (a) right here

27. (c) motorcycle  boots

28. (c) Boney Maroney




All Alumni Gathering 2016

The LHS Class of 1966 is celebrating their 50th Reunion this summer. To cap off their reunion, they are holding an All Alumni Gathering on August 21st, at Alondra Park.

For those of you on Facebook, you may have already seen the event posted on one of the Leuzinger pages. For Facebook members, I believe the link below will get you to the event notice.


For those of you not on Facebook, here are the details for the gathering.

Sunday, August 21 at 11 AM – 5 PM

Alondra Park, 3850 W. Manhattan Beach Boulevard Lawndale, CA 90260


 Bring own food/drink/chairs, building behind the alumni is the office/bathrooms
A container to collect pocket change/ or $1 to cover the reservation will be on the table, please contribute a little bit.
Join us for the ending of our 50th Reunion!
No Alcohol or Loud Music allowed.



Base Jumping Started in Hawthorne

Did you know that the sport of Base Jumping started in Hawthorne by Carl Boenish? I didn’t. I came across this in a post on Facebook, so I thought I would share it here for those of you who are not on Facebook.


On January 17th, CNN is going to televise the movie, “Sunshine Superman”, that tells the story of Carl and Jean Boenish.

A Little History about Leuzinger

For those of you who are not Facebook members, you may not have seen this short summary of our high school or the link to the YouTube video.

I don’t think any of the water polo and swimmers are from 1963, but the photos should bring back some fond memories. Fellow Olympian is the Facebook poster for this summary and YouTube link.


Leuzinger’s Olympic Swimming Pool

The 1932 Olympics, hosted in Los Angeles, coincided with the first graduating class at Leuzinger High. In exchange for volunteering the campus for staging in the Olympic Games, the school was allowed to use the Olympics logo and call itself the Olympians. When The Summer Games returned in 1984, The O.C. tried to take back the name and rings, but the school gave them a copy of the agreement written in 1932 giving the school permanent use.

The Swimming Pool was originally built and used for The 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Retired Teacher and Counselor Mike Milling says, “Good to see Don and the water polo team. One thing; Leuzinger High School’s pool was 25yds long. Olympic-sized pools are 50 meters long.”

Time has taken the swimming pool away along with other venues. All that’s left are the memories we share, the mascot name and our school logo.

A Merry Christmas From Jerry Johnson

Below are a couple of pictures that Jerry Johnson included in his email —

“Merry Christmas to all, you can tell it is tough to live here. Happy New Year.”

Jerry lives in La Pine, OR. In keeping with full disclosure, I am posting this From Los Angeles on a beautiful Christmas Day, where it is about 65 degrees, with a visibility of 50 miles or more.   🙂

Merry Christmas and Happy New Everyone!

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