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Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 21, 2008, 3:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland,Oregon
Message: Let's see...first concert was(I think) Sky Saxson and The Seeds on Sunset in 68. Last concert was Jake Shimabakura at The Aladdin Theater in Portland about 6 months ago. He's a solo ukelele player from Hawaii and is incredible.
Name: Rick Rael ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 21, 2008, 2:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Phoenix, AZ
Message: I will miss my brother; anyone that knew how special he was and how much he enriched our lives--please add their comments...
Name: Gary bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 21, 2008, 10:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: Saw the posted picture of the Pop Warner team from '67. I was asked to speak at the opening day event at HHS that year. I think I upset a number of would be coaches by telling the kids to just have fun. I didn't realize how important it was to win at 8 years old. I also never understood watching two fat guy coaches have 9 year olds running wind sprints. Last I looked, 9 year olds could run all day anyway. It's not like little guy football is important; like my golf game for instance.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 20, 2008, 9:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vallejo, CA
Message: HHS Journalism Tradition: Dick Dixon's note on Linda McVeigh reminded me of the historical tradition at HHS for training quality writers who went on to make their mark in the field of journalism. Miss Clara McGinty was known to the early 60s classes as the Konnie Krislock of her era. Along with Linda McVeigh who made history at Radcliffe and Harvard, and later as Linda Matthews working for the LA Times as a foreign correspondent in China, Miss McGinty inspired another writer, Marilyn Morris Chase of Stanford and UC Berkeley who blossomed into one of the nation's leading medical science writers. Marilyn worked for over two decades for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal covering medical research and clinical science of diseases such as AIDS as well as historical research on the bubonic plague in early 20th Century San Francisco described in her 2003 book "The Barbary Plague". My guess is Miss McGinty inspired many other writers who have contributed their wisdom, wit and insights over the years. Anyone know some of these early HHS writers?
Name: dick dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 20, 2008, 1:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Indianapolis IN
Message: Championship Sunday and the end of the Barrett Jackson zillion dollar annual car funfest 'n auction. Ouch, zero degrees (-14 chill factor) in Indianapolis this morning. Just on CT and in regards to the Linda McVeigh - ASB Prexy info here's my take. Linda and I were connected to the political scene in '63 at HHS. She was actually the class president in her soph year and editor of the Cougar paper thereafter. Actually, the ASB Presidents in '62-'63 were Don Allen and Lynn Brooks (I was the vp). And yes, Linda had more brains than most. She authored, One-Billion-the history of China, post her Harvard-Ratcliff days. Last time I heard Linda was writing for the a national news bureau. One bright woman who was major at HHS. Racing season starts next week with the Rolex 24 Hour from Daytona ... plan to go to the warmth of FL for the weekend. Cheers 'n gears to all Cougs. Hey JB ... add Indiana to the states Cougs reside in. Yak on the 'bench' soon.
Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 20, 2008, 1:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: TF ID Brrrrrr!
Message: Aw shucks, John! Thanks fer playin my song! Brought back some fond old memories and made me think of Walter Honey and Bobby BooBoo Jensen! Miss those days aplenty!
Name: jenny ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 20, 2008, 8:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: apple valley ca
Message: Again, for those of you that dont know Danny Rael, are football star back in the day passed away last sun. Jan. 13,2008. My sister cindy was married to Robert Rael who also passed away 5 years ago. My sister cindy is putting together the memorial service and is welcoming everyone to come to her house afterwards. I want to thank my sister for being the person she is and doing everything she is doing for the Rael family. My prayers go out to the entire Rael family. Danny was loved very much and will be missed. He is in a better place and is with is brother now. May they rest in peace together. Any information on the services please email cindy at cindolly @ juno. com.
Name: Danny Litton ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 20, 2008, 7:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Marietta GA
Message: Thanks, Sloey. I had the pleasure of hosting little brother Billy Sloey over to my house for dinner Friday evening here in Georgia. He was out in the region doing fact-finding for a new project and we managed to spend the evening dining and recounting many pleasurable recollections of our younger years in Hawthorne. He, his brother Jon and I, were on the same Pop Warner football team (Wasps) in 1963. That's when I first met the Sloey clan. All good guys then, just as now. Thanks, John Baker, for keeping our extended families connected.
Name: jim sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 19, 2008, 10:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
Message: Happy birthday, Sunday to class of '68 Danny Litton. Bellingham to Stirbridge and back! Many more Danny!
Name: Bonnie Snow ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 19, 2008, 7:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Irvine, CA
Message: Today, I had yet another Cougar sighting down here in South OC! His name is Don Brown, c/o 1969. I told him to sign on to Cougartown.com if he hasn't already done so. Ciao for now, peeps! Bo
Name: Tom Embry ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 19, 2008, 1:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Frontenac, Mo
Message: Cougar sighting (sort of). At the Barrett-Jackson car auction on Speed Channel a 1969 Shelby Ford went across the block that was originally sold by Chaffee Ford.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 19, 2008, 8:07 am - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Man very sorry to hear about Danny. He was one of the fastest guys our year. He was a really good football player. He was our "Fonzie". All the girls liked him, he was a bad boy who had a full color tattoo that covered his whole forearm. I used to lead him around the end and then he would run by me and everyone else for a touchdown. I saw him at or 20 year reunion and he looked great. He was very mild and toned down. We talked for awhile and he said how much he always liked me. He said he was sorry he had the tattoo on his arm. Does anyone know how he died?
Name: Fred Rinaldi ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 18, 2008, 10:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach
Message: Geat pix of the Lion's team and Jim Brenton their head coach, they had a good team. That was the "clinic division", 8, 9, & 10 year old's. I was a defense coach for the Hawthorne Packers that year, with Joe Altieri as head coach and Bill Reams, the line coach. The Packers went undefeated that year if my old memory is correct. Played the games in the fields where the newer house's stand on the corner of 135th & Isis.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 18, 2008, 9:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Central Point, Orego
Message: Not a Cougar sighting, but sorta. Those of you that remember Robert Duane "Bebop" Hegg(1967), will be pleased to know that our boy is alive and well, living in Minnesota. He did claim to having hip replacement? Sometimes as we mature, we become less hip, but I wasn't aware that hipness was a replaceable commodity. I'll have to look into it. Break out the Dizzy Gillespie records. Seriously, if you want more info on Beep, e-mail me. His address is; "in a van, down by the river."
Name: Mike Franklin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 17, 2008, 5:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Murrieta, Ca
Message: For all of you that might be interested, my very good friend John Willcoxson, class of 1963 died of cancer about two weeks ago, and approx 150 friends came to his funeral. His wife Shirley, lives in Inglewood on Bret St. Phone # 310-672-0938 if you want to get in touch. Best Regards To All Mike Franklin
Name: Mike Franklin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 17, 2008, 4:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Murrieta, Ca
Message: Does anyone know the location, or how to get in touch with Diane Wiley (64), or Jody White, moved to Riverside freshman yr 1961. Thanks Mike
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 17, 2008, 11:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Danny Rael! My sincere condolences to his family.
Name: Louise St.George ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 17, 2008, 8:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: Palmdale, CA
Message: Hello fellow Cougars. Just got a call from my good pal Jenny who told me Danny Rael class of "76" passed away on Jan. 13. Memorial will be held Saturday Jan. 26 @ 10 a.m. Calvary Chapel 11960 Pettit St. Moreno Valley, CA 92555. Any questions you can email Cindy @ firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks and I hope everyone has a safe blessed New Year.
Name: karen kelly ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 17, 2008, 6:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: commerce city, co
Message: Just to say hi to class of '69. I certainly don't look the same, better I've been told, but we have all changed...
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 16, 2008, 7:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: COUGAR SIGHTING..I was speaking with one of my colleagues at work this morning and asked him how far he commutes to work and he said about an hour. I asked where he drives in from and he said he lives near the 405 and 105 freeway interchange, lived in the area all his life. I asked him what high school he attended and yep, HHS class of 1989. Elias Lopez is his name. I have been working with him at Disneyland for going on nine months now and come to find out he's a Cougar! I wonder if Mickey and Minnie have any roots in Hawthorne? Small world, I guess...HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!
Name: jim sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 16, 2008, 7:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: solvang, ca
Message: I received the following email today regarding Tim Thomas:
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. We are working on this. I was wondering if you could help us obtain any photos of Tim in his football and Military uniform. It would be great to do something to celebrate him and the history of Hawthorne High School. James Eder
If any of you 65-67 folks have any pictures of Timmy and wish to share with the high school, that would be great. If anyone knows Cathy's whereabouts too that would or could help. #23 in the program #1 in our hearts!
Name: Sharon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 16, 2008, 5:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Here is a link
on an article written about Linda McVeigh being the first Crimson Editor. There are lots of articles online that she has written, but I cannot seem to find recent information on her. When we were freshman in 1962 we were all given a big sister to show us around. I got Linda McVeigh. I guess they thought they'd put the smartest student with the dumbest and maybe she would wear-off on me. No such luck. lol
Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 16, 2008, 1:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: Hey John, just wanted to give a birthday shout out to former neighbor and classmate Shaunna Rogers (belated) and former partner-in-crime Ray Cramer '69(possibly belated?). I remember taking tap dance and ballet from Shaunna's mom, Mrs. Rogers when I was about 6. We lived at 118th St and La Cienega. Although, I was not that gifted she was always very nice and patient with us and our families looked forward to our recitals. Due to my subsequent 8 yr incarceraton in El Segundo (St. Anthony's), I didn't really see Shaunna too much until HHS....Have a good one, Y'all