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Name: carole ferruccio ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 22, 2007, 11:16 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Anderson
Class: 1960
City & State: Lake Isabella, CA
Message: Just want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year. And thank you John for this wonderful site. God bless everyone. Carole
Hey Carole, Thanks for sticking with us and Merry Christmas....

Name: Liz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 22, 2007, 10:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Something cool that Xerox is doing: If you go to this web site, you can pick out a thank you card, and Xerox will print it, and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! Please send a card!! It is FREE and it only takes a second.
Thanks very much Liz, for the suggestion. I just sent one and it is very simple, and would mean alot to one of our Armed Service Members. Please take a moment Cougs, to do this special thing.

Name: jim sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 22, 2007, 8:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
Message: I got a problem. Ok too many to list. Tim Thomas, class of 1965, was a great football player. He was an all CIF defensive back his senior year and could have been all CIF running back too. Those were the days when there were not 35 divisions. Tim was a great guy too modest about his accomplishments to a fault. February 13, 1968 Tim was killed in Vietnam after having finished #1 in his infantry training. Timmy never did anything half-way. A few months later the most successful coach in Hawthorne High School's history, Coach Chauncey (I mean whose field is it? HAL CAP) stood before a packed house at the Hawthorne Memorial Center to honor Tim by retiring his jersey #23. We cried, we laughed, we told Tim stories and we mourned. It took some of us a long long time to get over Tim's passing. Today I was looking at the Sport's page and the football roster and what do I see but that someone is wearing #23. Who do we contact to rectify this wrong?! #23 has been retired let's not for our heroes especially one who gave so much!
Contact Jim Swain HHS Football coach. Tell him the story and he'll take care of it, I'm sure. Thanks Jim for the heads up on this and Merry Christmas to you and Debby.

Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 22, 2007, 8:31 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harrison
Class: 1971
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA
Message: Just a quick note to wish Debbie Colbern, class of '71, a very Happy Birthday. It was such fun seeing you at the reunion in August. Enjoy your day and have a very Merry Christmas, also.
Happy Birthday Debbie!!

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 22, 2007, 8:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: "It was the night before Christmas, and all though the house, not a creature was stirring. Not even a mouse!" Except for Super Chief John Baker and his electric train set. Merry Christmas to all!
Yes I do have a Lionel Train set from the year 1948, and it still works Thanks Armand and have a Merry Christmas....

Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 22, 2007, 4:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Atlanta
Message: Well John, Christmas time is here, full of joy and cheer.....At least I hope it is for everyone in the Cougartown family. Merry Christmas to everyone and thanks for allowing me to be part of your extended family. Its nice to know you are out there. I hope you all made Santas "nice" list and are blessed with what you wish for. Peace Out.Oh, P.S. to Keith Jones...Melekalikimaka!
Hey James, Glad you're a part of all this. Merry Christmas to you and your family....

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 10:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Happy Holidays to ALL, Near And Far.God Bless our Troops.I wish everyone a Healthy & Happy New Year.
Hey Dennis, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Buddy....

Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 8:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Taking this opportunity to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My prayers go out to (Coach) Bob Hunter and the entire Hunter Family. Your brother was Top Shelf and admired by all. John, continued success into 2008 with CT and a great holiday season. Jim, Billy and John, "No More Callahan" Happy Holidays and a new John Deere is on the way!!! PEACE to ALL!!!
Hey Wade, Merry Christmas to you and your family too....

Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 8:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: Merry Christmas to all our fellow Cougars. And congratulations to Susan King's Cousin, Denver (Bierman) and the Mile High Orchestra. Although they didn't win the top prize of "Next Great American Band", 3rd place ain't too shabby. I look for them to be on tour and on the charts real soon. Tell them "Great Job" for me, Sue!
Merry Christmas Alan....

Name: Jim Murphy ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 7:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Washington, DC
Message: Hello Cougars -- I am writing a book about the very early days of The Beach Boys and would like to talk with Hawthorne High School graduates who remember Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, and Al Jardine (HHS '60). I have already spoken with Richard Allen, Roberta Burkett, and Fred Morgan about their personal recollections, and they have been extremely insightful and helpful. I can be reached at Thank you for your help and, I have to tell you, this website makes me wish I went to HHS! Thanks, Jim Murphy
Hey Jim, Thanks and good luck with your book.

Name: Jake N Jude ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 5:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna
Message: I guess it's the NEXT politicaly correct year of the happy holidays, or holiday " tree ". But I remember that for my 60 plus years that it's been Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It's also called a CHRISTMAS TREE. A celebration of life if you may. If you don't like it, shut up, don't pay attention, and go do something else, like hug a tree. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR from Jake N Jude! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
Hey Jake, Happy Christmas to you and Judi too....

Name: David Neuschafer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 2:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Leuzinger
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, California
Message: J.B. I just want to wish you and all the Cougars everywhere a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!...I was so sad to hear about Mike Hunter's passing. I knew Mike from Hawthorne Intermediate, He was a great guy!....David
Hey David, well Merry Christmas to you too. Have a good one.

Name: Sharon MacDonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 12:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, Texas
Message: Wishing all in Cougartown a Happy Holiday Season!
Thanks Sharon, and you have a Merry Christmas too.

Name: Royal Lord Jr. ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 11:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Live Oak, California
Message: Hi Cougars, I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. John, I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Mike Hunter. My thoughts and prayers to Fred, Bob, Gary, and the rest of the Family. All the Hunters, and other Ramona School grads played many pick-up football games on the playground. When I was in the 10th grade and starting on the Varsity defense, Mike as a senior would always give me many words of encouragement getting us fired-up and ready for the next play. I'll miss you Mike, Rest in peace. Thank God I'm a Coug! Royal Lord Jr.
Thanks Royal, and you and Pat have a very Merry Christmas.

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 10:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Here's a very special greeting from The Johnsons! Happy Holidays to all ya'all Cougars!
Thanks Dan, Merry Christmas

Name: Al Murphy ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 10:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: Helena Montana
Message: Hi John, want to wish you and yours a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. A very Happy Christmas and a Happy New year to ALL the Cougars out there, AL Murphy
Hey Murph, Thanks very much and you too have the same.

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 21, 2007, 10:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Very cool Pacos Pics. Thanks Paco and thanks to all who added their pictures.

Name: Karen LeMaistre ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 20, 2007, 9:07 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Masters
Class: 1972
City & State: Hollyglen, CA
Message: I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish each of you a most magical Christmas? filled with the love of family and friends? and enough memories to last the longest of lifetimes. May God bless each of you? and those you love? with a safe & Happy Holiday Season!
Hi Karen, Thanks very much. You and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

Name: Tom Embry ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 20, 2007, 9:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Frontenac, Mo
Message: It was a real shock to see that Mike Hunter has died! He was always such a 'bigger than life' and 'all-round' nice guy. Having spent many years in Special Forces I've met other GIANTS, but Mike was the first. Condolences to the Hunter family.

Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 20, 2007, 1:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance,Ca
No E-mail
Message: Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all Cougartowners, It has been a fast year. Where does the time go? It is always sad when we lose a Cougar. Mike Hunter was one of the best. He was one of the big varsity football starters I looked up to when I was a little freshman. During one of our practice drills in a two week double day practice, Mike grabbed my single bar face mask and broke my nose. I saw Mike in a store about about 15 years ago, I told him he broke my nose back in my first week of football practice, we had a good laugh and talked about the good times we had at HHS. He was a great football player, wrestler and a gentleman as an adult. To Gary, Bob and the Hunter family, my prayers go out to you.
Hey Dan, Thanks very much and Merry Christmas to you, Anne, and the kids.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 19, 2007, 7:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: A little Mike Hunter story: My freshman year I was on the wrestling squad and we were going to Morningside for a meet. I had on my fathers army jacket which he loved..Don't lose it!! Well on the bus Mike takes a combination lock that he didn't know the combination to and stuck it through a button hole and locked it! Try to explain to your dad why you couldn't kick his butt!! Mike was a great athlete and joker.

Name: John Hagethorn ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 19, 2007, 7:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: lv nv
Message: To Bob Hunter and family - So sorry to hear of your brother Mike's passing. He was one tough football player and always had an encouraging word for me on the field. A very upbeat person and I will miss him. Sincerely John Hagethorn

Name: Madeline ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 19, 2007, 5:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ryan
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I just wanted to wish everyone all of the very best of wishes for the Christmas Holidays and throughout this New Year. I'm very fortunate to have all of my family with me this Christmas but as we all know too well there are thousands of our men and women in Iraq who won't have the opportunity to be safe with their families so our prayers to them and to not only their safe return but hopefully in the very very near future in this New Year. John thank you for giving all of us this avenue to reach out to old friends and go back to the good ole times. Happy Holidays and take care!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Madeline, thanks for the wishes and Merry Christmas to you and your family, and to our God loved troops abroad. Our Military is truly awesome and we sincerely pray for your speedy return to the states.

Name: Kendrick Mckelvey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 19, 2007, 2:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Del Aire Ca.
Message: This message is for all Cougars, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. What ever happened to John Perez? Class of 72.
Hey Kendrick, Merry Christmas to you too. Please add yourself to our Ctown Info System.

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 19, 2007, 12:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Just got word from Rich Sloan that Mike Hunter(HHS59) passed away. Mike was Class President in 1959, CIF Wrestling Champ, and played Varsity Football his Soph Junior and Senior years. I remember Mike as a counselor at Hawthorne Youth Camp in about 1957 trying to teach me to run high hurdles. Mike Hunter was just one of Hawthorne's finest, and will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
We love you Mike. Rest in Peace