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Loudon Wainwright III
Here's a romantic song
just in time for Valentines Day

Name: EL & IDA ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 26, 2008, 6:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: KUNA, ID
Message: Hey Jim Peppers, I think that song should have been "Poetry in Motion ", sort of like the following and your verse wasn't correct and mine isn't either.. :-)). It was kind of like the Elvis song " Return To Sender", I always thought it said "Return to Cinda, address unknown". DUH? I thought he was talking to a chick. Didn't think about a letter!!! Jude says a lyric she used to blow was by the Mamas and Papas, "All the leaves are brown ", it came out "Mona lisa Brown and the Sky Was Grey". She couldn't figure out why they would say something like that. Go figure! Fun stuff. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude.

Name: Jean Macernie ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 26, 2008, 3:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Albq NM
No E-mail
Message: Hi to everyone out there. I thought I would share this picture of my son Neil (who is about 35 or 36 here). I especially wanted Dale Hahlbeck Jr to see that there are more Hahlbeck lips out there. Neil has some Hahlbeck blood in him via his grandma Juanita (Nita) Hahlbeck. My Uncle Buster Hahlbeck had those Hahlbeck kissers too.
Hey Jean, They look just like Dale's

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 26, 2008, 10:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Oh Connie, I do remember that Model UN -- vividly. We were "Uganda" at the height of Idi Amin and let's just say that things got very controversial when some at the Model UN mistook our role playing (among other things, Amin had expressed admiration for Hitler) as expression of our personal viewpoints. This led to delegation walking out followed by a speech by me to the "General Assembly." I did not address the business of the Model UN but the walkout. A political lesson indeed. The Last King of Hawthorne?

Name: Kathy Corral ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 26, 2008, 8:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Ball
Class: 1971
City & State: Ukiah, California
Message: It is with sadness that I report the death of my brother, Bob Ball(HS class of 68). He will be missed as he was loved, greatly
Very sorry for your loss and the loss of another HHSer, Kathy. Our sincere condolences to you and the Ball family.

Name: Walter Holt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 26, 2008, 8:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Surf City
Message: Funny Stuff on the Lyrics!!!! I am bummed, I may not be able to make it on time for the Cruise Night this Saturday as I have to work til whenever...Glad to see that The Picnic is on for September...The dealership will have to live without me for that one, for sure!!! Lots going on, I met this fantastic lady that I am crazy in love with. Turns out she is from our old stomping grounds and went to Inglewood High c/o 69. Her family owned Casey Cars, which back then was next to the Dewey Weber Shop in Hermosa Beach, which her brother stills owns today in the same location. Her first Husband was someone I knew from my Class of 66 Craig Hutchins. Sad to say he passed on a couple of years ago. I did talk to his brother Chuck Hutchins, Class Of 67 or 68?, a couple of days ago and talked for a bit about the good ole days. He used to work at the Pizza Show mentioned on here recently. Today he lives in Oregon, so some of you Oregonians may know him.
Hey Walter, Glad you found someone and let's hope you don't love her for her "Surfboard Connections" Be late, but be there on Saturday Night.

Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 26, 2008, 12:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece
No E-mail
Message: This is lame, but how bouts "Oh a tree in motion..." Too easy huh? I can't even write what I thought we were singing at elementary school when we wailed out "My country tis of thee..." How did a little kid know such bad words? Take care Cougars, Jim
I thought it was "OH WHATTA TREE IN MOTION"... Thanks Jim. The other I didn't know.

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 25, 2008, 8:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Looks like the weather will "favor" us on Saturday, so I'll bring the Vette and my sister will bring the Olds.....
Hey John, We'll see you there, man....

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 25, 2008, 5:31 pm - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: Richard, it's "Louie, Louie"

Name: Jim Dick ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 25, 2008, 5:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Hello everyone. This is my first log-in on anything. As a member of the class of '60 I am interestd in knowing whether or not we are having a 50th reunion. You know, a guy of my years, is hoping to see everyone hail and hearty. "Of my years", I'm starting to sound like my grandfather. Hope to see everyone soon.
Hey Jim, Hopefully you will. Check the Reunions page in about February of 2010. Lots of great people in your class, that's for sure. Good Luck and thanks for letting your class know you're out there.

Name: Richard Labriola ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 25, 2008, 4:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Buenos Aires
Message: This thing with the lyrics is great. Here is mine: a lua lua, hey baby, in the oregano, yea, yea, yea, yea. Can any body tell me what the name of that song was?
It's called, "In the Oregano"

Name: Dana Salley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 25, 2008, 10:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Simi Valley CA
Message: Hi Everyone: It is time to start sending in your checks for the 78 reunion. The party is open to anyone who would like to attend so please book now to allow for an accurate head count. There is a list of names who are confirmed so far on our My Space Reunion Page. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. Please email me with any questions at
Reunion cost per person: $60
Please make checks out to: KT Long Development Mail
Mail to: KT Long Development 513 West Mariposa Ave El Segundo Ca 90245

Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 25, 2008, 10:12 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
City & State: Lawndale, CA
Message: Since some of you are talking about teachers, I thought I'd mention Ms. Adkins who taught Algebra. She made math interesting and even fun and that helped me get through the math I needed in college! Thanks Ms. Adkins! You were a great math teacher!

Name: glenola (poodles) burris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 24, 2008, 8:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: weatherman
Class: 1960
City & State: kuna Idaho
Message: Looking for Judy and Jodie Halberg from HHS. We skated together or on the same speed team at westerchester skate land.
Hi poodles, I think Jodie is on the Alumni List. She'll probably be at Cruise Night on Saturday. I'll tell her you're looking for her.

Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 24, 2008, 6:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Dallas, OR
Message: Dallas, Oregon, 2008, what else would one think about than those thrilling days of yesteryear, 58-60, where there was a trampoline park on every bare corner about the size of a gas station. There were pits dug under each of the 10-12 trampolines and I'm thinking it was about a dollar for a half hour of trampoline time, trying to keep your action on the mat, as between each trampoline were two inch rocks. Tell me I'm not dreaming.
Hey Neil, you aren't dreaming. I remember the ones in Big Bear for some reason. Today I'd have a grand maul seizure after a half hour

Name: Sharon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 24, 2008, 5:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Okay, I was singing Barbara Streisand's Memories in the car today when, after all these years my sweet husband says I have it wrong. It's not common memories, it's colored memories. Actually, I think it's the artists' fault for not pronouncing the words clearly. Yup, that's what I think.
Yeah Sharon, blame on that thick-tongued Barbra

Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 24, 2008, 5:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview, FL
Message: It?s funny ?Turner Classic movie channel decided to run Mister Holland?s Opus, tonight , the night of the Oscars. I watch it again with greater emotion & understanding of the solid perfection in the wonderful leading performance by Dreyfuss. I hope everyone will take the time to watch it again to experience once again how each of our lives were positively nudged along by ?teachers??Each one of us has a Mr. Holland in our past, each day we live we take part in a tribute performance which offers homage to that person who helped encourage our early lives.

Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 24, 2008, 10:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Bakersfield Ca
Message: Yeah, Dan, I do remember that, now that you have jogged my memory. A&W was quite a circus but I wouldn't trade those memories for anything. Another song lyric that got a little off was Johnny Rivers Secret Agent Man some times was thought to be Secret Asian Man. Thanks, again, John, for COUGARTOWN.
Good one Ern', see you on Cruise Night. Looks like the weather is breaking this next week.

Name: B and B Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 23, 2008, 11:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: los angeles
Message: YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! BILLY AND BOBBY WILL BE THERE. Any thing with the B girls automatically means the B boys and lots of trouble. I'll bring the champagne.
I was thinkin' more like watermelons, hotdogs and BBQ, but that'll work too

Name: Connie Gaston ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 23, 2008, 9:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Great to see the pics of Mr. Macha. Still a handsome thing! Took Honors Social Studies with him as a sophomore. Remember Jacob Bronowski & that we went to the mock UN at UCLA that year. Dan Johnson should remember that...Mr. Macha is largely responsible for my love of Monty Python too!! My coworkers still lament that...but I thank him!

Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 23, 2008, 11:45 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: OH BOY!!! The Cougartown Picnic is back !!! YAAAY!Thank you Sharon Leach for spearheading this wonderful event- we are so glad you're back in your starring role!I heard from a little birdie that the Fabulous Jensen Boys will be there, and the Rowdy girls will be (mis)led by Judy-Wudy. Color the B girls THERE!
Hey Sharon B, I am SO HAPPY we are getting an early start on this one. Thanks so much to Sharon Moore and Judy Wudy "off like a prom dress" Degrazia Blomsterberg (Til) for spearheading this picnic. How can it NOT be a complete success.

Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 23, 2008, 9:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey!!!, John Boy; One question, did you ever get your knife back?. LOL LOL.
You must be talking about another John Boy

Name: Mary Ann Avila ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 23, 2008, 9:11 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Stanley
Class: 1977
City & State: DelAire, CA
Message: I can honestly say it was my experiences at Hawthorne High that gave me the opportunity to have the rewarding career as both a special education teacher and English teacher. Through the work experience program at HHS, I was sent to work at Sepulveda School which had become a temporary LA County Special Ed. School; there I found my calling to be a special education teacher. However it was Ms. Violet Clark and Mr. Orrell, who grounded my love of literature. I recall Mr. Orrell introducing me to John Steinbeck's works; I think that semester I read every word that Steinbeck had ever written. Now I have the both of best worlds; as a high school resource teacher I get to service students with learning disabilities, but I also get to teach a 12th grade English class. I only hope that I can have the positive impact on my students as Ms. Violet Clark and Mr. Orrell had on me...they truly are my heroes.
Hi Mary Ann, You learned from the best. What more could you ask for? Thanks very much.

Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 22, 2008, 8:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: No not our sweet John I hope. Maybe it was Lawnmower boy's gang that threw the knife.
Yeah that's probably who dun it all right

Name: Steve Hutchins ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 22, 2008, 4:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: St. George, Utah
Message: Well here it is that time of year again: the 49th anniversary of the darkest day in the history of the El Cheapo (aka Plaza Theater). On this date in 1959 some malefactor, allegedly a member of HHS's Class of '62, threw a knife through the screen. According to an article in the Hawthorne Press: "When asked why he threw the knife the youth replied 'Just to see if I could get away with it.'" Lest we forget!
Like I said before, I know nothing about that.

Name: Sande Gosper ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 22, 2008, 1:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bashaw
Class: 1968
Message: Hey Cougs!!! We are rolling with the class of 68 Reunion - WOW - has it really been 40 years? We have a committee (Dan Pressburg, Merry Richards, Beverly Manning - more to come) and I have confirmed over 100 classmates. The date will be confirmed next week so make sure you e-mail John and me with updated info so you will get all of the reunion details as they become available. Also, if anyone who is reading this feedback knows any 68 Alumni please let them know to contact us. Can't wait to see everyone - Cougars rule :-)
Thanks Sande, and please, 68ers, if you haven't added to the Info List, please do it now so you'll be contacted by your Reunion Committee.