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Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 25, 2007, 11:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
No E-mail
Message: Maureen, What the hell I’m also shocked to hear about Pat. We had just spoke on the phone 2 or 3 times last month before I left for Shanghai. Pat was very up beat about life; he talked about how you were doing and his sister and just life in general. Dennis


Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 25, 2007, 8:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
E-mail
Message: Maureen, I'm shocked!! Pat and I just spoke via email about a week ago and he was very happy about life and family.. God, I feel awful. What's happened to the old gang of mine?


Name: alan ibarra~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 25, 2007, 7:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: colorado
No E-mail
Message: Hey Rick, I think we shared a drafting class or two. You're right, it was '74 and NES stood for National Event Security. Although Dave Hoffman walked away with no tickets that day, I know for a fact he scored outrageous seats for Elton.



Name: Maureen Desmore ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 25, 2007, 7:19 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Manning
Class: 1964
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
E-mail
Message: Dear John, Bad news! My husband of almost 42 years, Pat Desmore passed away early Saturday morning. From what I know so far it was a massive heart attack. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. That is Pat's favorite Holiday. I had not seen him that happy in a while. Thank you for Cougartown because he really enjoyed it. Family is arriving and plans are being made, not confirmed as yet. He was adored by my family and he definitely left a mark and a story with each member of the family, including his own. It's kind of sad that it takes this kind of an event to bring families back together but who knows maybe that was Pat's plan. He will be so missed. Sincerely, Maureen Desmore mdesmore@yahoo.com
What a shock, Maureen. I didn't hang out with Pat in high school but did know him, and can still see his smiling face, hanging out at Frosties on 133rd. Pat was a fun guy, as you know, and will be truly missed by me and dozens of his friends. My sincere condolences to you and your family, and to all of Pat's friends.


Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 24, 2007, 5:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: South Yall
E-mail
Message: Directory could be interesting. I have both Facebook and Myspace. Might be fun, but more work for yall':)
I have enough work right now.



Name: Richard Labriola ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 24, 2007, 3:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Buenos Aires
No E-mail
Message: Hey Alan, I remember that event at the Forum parking lot for the Elton John tickets. I went the night before the tickets went on sale and I was one of the ones that benefitted when all hell broke loose. But I think it was 74 and not 73. Didn`t NEC stand for National Event Service?


Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 24, 2007, 3:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Trott
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
E-mail
Message: Cougar siting....Went to Torrance Toyota to get a quote on a new Camry XLE, and the person I was to talk to was a Bill Vas. Turns out he graduated in 1969. Anyone looking to buy a Toyota through Costco, he is their Internet Manager. Told him to check out CT.
Good one Maureen, thanks for the sighting.


Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 24, 2007, 12:52 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
E-mail
Message: First I need to thank Paco for sending me the link to the story on my cousin. Thanks John for asking where I have been. I have been lurking in the background reading feedback when I get the chance. Married life is very good, we have been working on our house, we moved in late April to Nevada and have had something going on almost non stop since. We are pretty much done with all of the things we needed to take care of with the house and land (good thing too, winter has come to the North Country, it has been about 10 degrees every night for the past week and in the low 40's in the daytime, and this isn't even considered cold yet, more to come), major change for a California girl from the city of Hawthorne. I hope all is well with everyone, Cindy


Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 24, 2007, 9:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
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Message: John and I were discussing via email the idea of having a directory of Cougartown members who have MySpace or Facebook pages. How many Cougartown members have pages on either (or both)? Waddya think?


Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 24, 2007, 9:36 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
City & State: Hemet, CA
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Message: Regarding the rumor Polly heard about the state taking over HHS...this is happening all over the nation thanks to the No Child Left Behind policy. When a school does not meet it's academic goals for 2-3 years in a row then they go into what is called "Program Improvement". This means that the government comes in and dictates what is taught...if it is not tested on the state test then basically, it's not taught. That limits you to math, language arts, some science and social studies. Students that are not testing at proficient are then placed in double periods of math or language arts. The crime in all of this is that all those classes that help make us the citizens of today are basically done away with. The federal law states that ALL students must be proficient...at the 80% range. That means special ed, English language learners, students with learning disabilities....everyone. It's effecting all schools throughout California and it's terrible. There have been positive changes due to No Child Left Behind...but this is one of the big negatives and it is causing teachers to run, screaming, from the profession. Can't address the mascot and colors question...I'll leave that to the PC crowd and law enforcement.


Name: alan ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 24, 2007, 8:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: colorado
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Message: WOW! What a site! Just spent the last 3 hours looking over all these wonderful memories…….absolutely incredible! You’re kinda like the Ken Burns of Hawthorne. AND A GREAT TOPIC! Being fortunate to have worked for several concert venues and promoters, I’ve seen about a million concerts and loved every one of them! (haven’t been able to score tickets for “Which One’s Pink” yet) First concert was Moody Blues (‘72}at the Forum; won 3rd row tix on KHJ. (remember AM Radio) Last concert was The Police, Las Vegas (’07). Best Concerts, hands down, were U2 , Denver (’05) and Bruce Springsteen at The Roxy (’78)and you can never go wrong with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Most Memorable Concert Ticket Line-Up goes to Elton John (’73) when Dave Hoffman (after spending 3 nights sleeping in the Forum parking lot and was like 3rd in line to buy tickets) was “gracefully” thrown over a wall by NES (remember crowd “control”) I still have most of my ticket stubs including one signed by Robert Plant when Led Zeppelin went to see Elvis (yes Elvis). Had the pleasure of working with some Hawthornians; Clarissa Lawhon, Jim Simmons, Jim Pupa, Gloria Benaquista, Sharon Owens and Lori Keahey. (hope all are well) Again FANTASTIC JOB on this site. You should be given an award for what you’ve done! Seriously!
Thank you Alan, but lots of this stuff has been donated by our own Cougar brethren. Please add yourself to our Alumni List through the Cougartown Info System.


Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 24, 2007, 5:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
E-mail
Message: No, no, no - Paco!!! Now we'll NEVER get rid of Gomer Nutt and his thugs!!!On a brighter note, John, you've certainly enriched many, many lives through Cougartown. I'm just sorry I didn't join in sooner than I did. Your untiring efforts are deeply appreciated here. Thanks, mmmmaaaaaaannnn.
You are welcome, Mary Ann....


Name: Thone Ritch ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 23, 2007, 11:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1967
City & State: Placentia, CA
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Message: As a young girl, the man in the moon was more often visible to me than it is now. What happened to it? Is it just we have greater imaginations when we are younger or was there actually more of a face on the moon because of earth-moon relationships, rotations, or distances?
Got me there, Toni, I still see it just fine....


Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 23, 2007, 9:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
E-mail
Message: Thanks to Paco for the shout about Michael Blodgett, yes he is my cousin. If Paco hadn't put it up here I would never have known since I am now living in Northern Nevada and don't get much news from So. Cal.
Hey Cindy, Where have you been, girl?? Hope married life is treating you well.


Name: Polly Martens ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 23, 2007, 8:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Beach
Class: 1974
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
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Message: Dear John, Congratulations on the 1000th page. I remember when this thing started and thought it was a great idea. I ran into some Cougars past and present tonight at the grocery store tonight. And, I heard a very upsetting rumor, and I am hoping against all hopes this can't be true. Two of the folks a Senior, and a freshman at HHS told me that the plan is that the state is taking over HHS, due to low performance scores in state testing. Moreover with the take over the school mascot will be tossed out, and scarlet and gold will be no more. Apparently someone from the politically correct camp has deemed scarlet and gold gang colors and the cougar no longer politically correct. All I can say is how many traditions are they going to take away from the kids at HHS? I am very proud of my Cougar past, as it was a spring board for my present. So someone please dispell this very disturbing rumor. By the way the Seniors Mother (sisters are all HHS Alumni, with the youngest in my class) we all grew up in Del Aire together. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone reading this, and please everyone have a safe and blessed Holiday Season.
Thanks Polly, Let's hope it's only a rumor.


Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 23, 2007, 5:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
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Message: John, the "Hawthorne High School Alumni Directory" has Harold Ackerman as a 1962 Graduate fom Hawthorn High.
It also has me living on Pennsylvania Av. Really don't remember him, does anyone else?


Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 23, 2007, 4:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA
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Message: COUGAR SIGHTING! I was at a boat dealer today and the salesperson, through our conversation, said he graduated from HHS class of 1962. His name is Harold Ackerman. I gave a good plug for Cougartown.com. And congrats go out to you JB for 1K pages of fond memories. Have a wonderful Cougar weekend and Happy Holidays to all!
Hey Max, No Ackerman in our class of 62. Maybe he was trying REAL hard to relate to you. You know, to sell you a boat Thanks very much and thanks for the sighting....


Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 23, 2007, 4:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
E-mail
Message: Mary Ann, I love Arkansas!!


Name: Richard Labriola ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 23, 2007, 11:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Buenos Aires
E-mail
Message: Hello all. Before I begin I would like to thank John for this great web site that allows all us Cougars to share priceless memories. In the times to come I will post some of the memories that I have of HHS (Class of 74), and of Hawthorne from the mid 60´s to mid 70´s. I will also try to post a then and now picture of me. For those of you who remember me feel free to e-mail me. Thanks again John.
Hey Richard, Thank you, welcome, and look forward to your posts.


Name: Bonnie Snow ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 10:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 1978
City & State: The OC, CA
E-mail
Message: Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving! : )
I know I did....


Name: Tom Chadwick ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 9:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Templeton, Ca
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Message: Great job John on 1000 pages. YOU are the key to Cougartown's awesome success, and I'm proud of ya. One day soon I hope to shake your hand for the first time. Happy Thanksgiving
Hey Tom, Thanks very much. I look forward to it.


Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 6:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Portland,Oregon
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Message: I like the reactions I get from younger people when I tell them I saw Hendrix at the Forum in 68'.



Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 5:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
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Message: Hi, I want to add my thanks, today, for John Baker setting up this wonderful "avenue", for all HHS graduates, through the years. I also want to add my gratitude for my health, my home, and for all the blessings I've had, as I turn 62. We all do have alot for which to be grateful, and I am thankful that I was able to be with brother Ken, those last months. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and many more to come, is what I wish for us all. God bless, Linda Huthmaker
Thanks Linda, I know we weren't lacking for food today and VERY thankful Mom was here to walk me through my first Turkey cookin', EVER.


Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 2:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
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Message: Read in the paper this morning that Micheal Blodgette has passed on, I believe he is Cindy Maxon's cousin. I remember his dance show and that he married a Playmate of the year...I took my grandson to John Wayne this morning and the place was dead as was the freeway..Have a Happy-One!! And Fight-On!!!
Thanks man!!!


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