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Name: Sharon MacDonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 15, 2008, 2:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX
Message: Mapquest lists Hawthorne's in New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, Alabama, Iowa, and Indiana in addition to California, Nevada, and Florida. Maybe traveling Cougars or Cougars living in those states can visit these towns if they are ever near enough. :)

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 15, 2008, 2:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: The advances in technology have advanced the information available to today's youth. When I was at HHS, I loved Pink Floyd. I had several of their 8 Tracks (Leo's Stereo! and the Columbia Record Club!) and would pick up tidbits about them in Crawdaddy or Rolling Stone. But I knew very little about one of their founding members, Syd Barrett (he lost his mind and they threw him out of the band in 1968 after one album). Today, however, kids (and there are many) who are into Pink Floyd just google them and they have the entire history of the band at their fingertips. That's why we have 11 year olds sitting on stage singing every word to not just Money or Comfortably Numb but Echoes and Astronomy Domine. These kids know far more about Floyd than I did when I was their age. Amazing.

Name: Susie ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 15, 2008, 12:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: 1971
City & State: ABQ,nm
Message: ...for what it's worth there is a Hawthorne middle school here in Alburrrrquerque!

Name: edward schatz ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 15, 2008, 11:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: lakewood, california
Message: John, members were discussing just a bit back about technology. I was at Costco today (yeah, I know, BFD)and saw something I really liked. An external notebook - Terrabite or 1,000 GIGs. 400 hours of video, for you 250,000 songs (might be able to fit your collection in there) or as I would use, 285,000 digital photos! How do you beat that? @ $280.
Hey Ed, sounds like a deal to me....

Name: Diana ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 15, 2008, 10:42 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Escovedo
Class: 1971
City & State: Lomita, Ca
Message: Okay, There is also a Hawthorne NV. I know this because I was on a motorcycle ride with Lance Greenberg (72?)with group of friends and any one who knew Lance knows he was up for any challenge or dare. His challenge was to ride as far as he could on a tank of gas and we rode until dark. Needless to say we ran out of fuel and a couple kids no older than ourselves offered to tow us to the next town. We were stopped however by a State Trooper for this illegal act, Hey! we were just kids!! Upon seeing our ID's he had to laugh, let the kids who helped us go and promised not tell their parents, gave us some gas, told us to get a room for the night and leave his town at first light. The State Trooper told us the only thing that saved us from a night at their facility was because we were from Hawthorne, CA. Gosh we did some dumb and FUN things when we were young.
Thanks Diana, great story.....

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 14, 2008, 3:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: I believe that Linda McVeigh was the first ASB president. She was also the first female editor of the Harvard campus newspaper, due to the association with Ratcliff. As Linda Matthews, Linda wrote for the LA Times some time after college, but seems to be MIA for several years now. Would enjoy knowing what she's doing these days.
If anyone knows Linda's whereabouts, please ask her to check in.

Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 14, 2008, 2:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Point, Orego
Message: Linda McVeigh was also the first female Editor of the Harvard Crimson -- the school newspaper. (as I recall) Another giant leap for the feminist movement of the 60's.

Name: Sharon MacDonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 14, 2008, 11:53 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX
Message: About 1970, one of the TV stations was having a big give-away with the first prize being an Amana Radar Range microwave oven. I entered the drawing hoping to win it - I won, but not the first prize. Instead of that amazing Radar Range, I won third prize (a watch with small diamonds around the face). Now you can buy a pretty good microwave for under $50.00...

Name: sharon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 14, 2008, 9:54 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: I think the name of the first female ASB pres. was Linda McVeigh. Can anyone confirm this?
I don't know about the first, but she's the earliest one I can recall.

Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 14, 2008, 9:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; To much time spent on which way the doors open in Florida, I was born & raised in Hawthorne, California & have good memories. However, were you aware that there is a city called Hawthorne in Florida. The best door in Florida is the back door leading out of the state. My mother-in-law lives in Fort Meyers, Florida on the Gulf side of the state and I cringe when we have to visit. I usually plan a stop there when returning from a cruise or other such trip just to passify the wife. My experience with Florida is that it is either to hot, to humid, to rainy or all of the above, not to mention the 747 size mesquito's or little no see'ems that attack without warning. Almost all of the homes there have their back yards enclosed with screen to keep the bugs out. One thing I do like about visiting Florida though is that I am considered a youngster when I visit, as the average age there is about 80 years old LOL LOL. I've travelled all over this U.S. of A. and you can't beat California and it's beaches where the doors have always opened in and the sun shines most of the time, as I recall.
Hey George, I was talking to Sloey on his cell phone this past summer when he was in FLA. He said he was at a gas station and there was a giant mosquito humping his leg as we spoke. I guess they're pretty good eating if you clean'em right.

Name: Sharon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 14, 2008, 8:00 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: There was a woman Associated Student Body ASB President (ASB) in 1962 I believe. I was a freshman. Her name was Linda ???? She won a full scholarship to Radcliff University in Massachusetts. Women were not yet allowed into Harvard and Radcliff was the woman's counterpart of Harvard. If anyone has a 1962 yearbook, John, you could probably look her up.
Linda McVeigh??

Name: Barbara Lewis ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 14, 2008, 7:24 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kmieciak
Class: 1968
City & State: Fulshear, TX
Message: I don't know if there were any before her, but Cynthia Cherbak was ASB President in 1968.

Name: Walter Holt ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 14, 2008, 6:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: Paco where were you the doors opened outward? I lived in Florida for a spell and all of the homes opened doors inward...very interesting...Well Kitty it wouldn't take much twisting of my arm to go to a Beach Party Reunion...I have suggested that a couple times in the last few years...Heck I'd even bring my surfboards along for the ride.....Woo Hoo Cougs Surfs Up with Off Shore winds and today is another day off for me...Can't get any better than that!!!

Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 13, 2008, 6:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: NorCal
Message: Question of the week for all HHS Alumni: Does anyone know if HHS had a woman ASB President prior to 1975? I would have thought that somewhere in the first 20 years there would have been one, but our own Kitty Mathieson lists this honor on her Craigslist online resume, i.e., that of being the first woman ASB President at HHS. If true, this is pretty amazing... Our own Hillary Clinton!
Hey Dean, Our own WHAT??!!

Name: Loren Rector ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 13, 2008, 5:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1956
City & State: Okeechobee, Fl.
Message: It's the mobile home doors in Florida that open outwards.
I had a mobile home here, and the door opened outward.

Name: Kitty Mathieson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 13, 2008, 2:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Los Gatos California
Message: This is interesting, there are some of us here at Cougartown and then there are others at classmates dot com. I'm trying to locate as many people as I am able. I think it would be cool to have a casual gathering at the beach. NOT A REUNION! Just getting together to hang out. We don't have to wait for a freaking reunion! I have a profile at the class mates site and I will figure out how to do the same here. I think at one time I had something going on here! Just can't remember what it was! I've got a page over at my space dot com. Go to my space and type in my name Kitty Mathieson to see some of my art and landscapes. I'd love to hear from you if we went to school together and you have not recently been released from prison. See ya! Kitty Mathieson /
Now you're talking. No need to wait for a Reunion. Timesawastin'......Get together Cougs, any way you can. Kitty, email me when you get something firmed up and I'll add it to the Reunions page, even though it's just a get-together, and thanks very much.

Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 13, 2008, 2:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: Remember the Poop Deck on the strand in Hermosa Beach, just north of Pier Plaza? Evidently, it's days are numbered. I read on-line that the property owner passed away, & the heirs will be forced to sell the property (to include Good Stuff, Poop Deck, & Mermaid) in order to pay the tax. The article states that the likely scenario is that the Beach House Hotel might purchase the property for further development. If we all would donate a few bucks, maybe we could salvage that little piece of history. Only asking 27 million! Also, the same person owned the property where Pier Surf & an ice cream store (& some other businesses) are now located. Only asking 6 million for that! Each summer, I come down from Redding & spend a week or so in Hermosa. Can't believe they're going to level my favorite "dive bar." -Gibby-
Hey, A Cougartown Hangout!! Cougs, pay your dues first, though

Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 13, 2008, 8:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Bakersfield Ca
Message: I just wanted to respond to Paco's question about the doors in Florida all opening outward. We just returned from Florida for a visit with our daughter and her family, and all of the homes we visited the doors opened inward. Thanks, again, John, for all you do.
You're welcome, Ernie, see you at the next Cruise.....

Name: Dewey Storie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 13, 2008, 12:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Chandler,AZ
Message: Technology has been berrie berrie good to me, for the last 30 years (ok I am pushing it by 2 years) I have been repairing CNC machinery (computer numerical control mills & lathes etc). Bob Kyllonen will more than likely have a heart attack when he reads this, I never passed Mr. Clark?s math class (math a or b), never had a Trig class, never took a Geometry class. I deal with Trigonometry and Geometry all day long now and never think about it twice, I have a few C, C++ and Pascal programs floating around out there. Ok so maybe I turned out to be an idiot savant but, John you still have surpassed a lot of us with Technology. You have made some true sacrifices in the name of Technology, you are running the largest true reunion center in the US, and classmates has nothing on you. Because of you have kept up with the Technology of the Internet, you have been able to put a Cougar spin on the web (this is where everyone stands up and claps) and keep all of us together! Thanks John
Hey Dewey, I, like you, didn't get great grades at HHS. I tried to keep them high enough to where I wouldn't get my driving privileges taken away, as that was my interest. Not sure that grades are all they're cracked up to be anyway, as Jeffrey Dahmer was an "A" student. It's where your interests lie. After HHS it was on to El Camino for about a semester, still not doing well, then I went to electronics school, and that's when my grades went up. Probably because I was interested. THAT'S where I learned Trigometry. As for keeping up with Internet Technology; If you're interested, you'll do it. I never had a PHP class in my life. Have one book and a whole host of teachers on the Internet. Thanks very much for the nice thoughts (and applause, you may all sit down now) and Cougartown is probably the largest single school reunion center in the US, (very proud of that), but prouder of all the old friends I stay in contact with now, and all the new friends I've made across the classes. Dewey, I feel I've known you all my life, yet we've never met face to face. I have a hundred friends just like you, right here in Cougartown.
BTW, Thanks to all my friends, old and new, for being just that. You can never have too many, and it seems I make a new one every week..

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 12, 2008, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Hey John, I think I am getting mixed up by technology. I just loaded Connie Francis on my MP3 player? Where does that leave me? But anyway her voice is to die for. I guess what I am saying is I am using technology to enjoy the past? I hope everyone is enjoying the new year.
Don't feel weird, Dennis. Connie is one of the best. Everybody's Somebody's Fool, Where The Boys Are, and My Happiness are some of my favorites.