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Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 31, 2008, 1:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Mike Mecey always great to read your feedback's. Say hi to Royal and his wife. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement.

Name: Paco ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 31, 2008, 12:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: A few of my favorite things....Stoney Burke, Red River, National Championships, the smell of tanning oil and opening day!! Lets play ball!!!
50+ old timers at Dodger Stadium today. Man what a list....

Name: Diane Robertson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 30, 2008, 12:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Robertson
Class: 1966
City & State: Vancouver, Canada
Message: 1. Hello Cathy Krause! Do you remember me from brownies and high school? I would love to hear from you, and be included in any newsletter you have. Please call when you can.
2. Message for tribute page: Janet class of 1965, one of my earliest childhood friends she was steady and full of purpose. serious wise and kind. I lost contact after college, my loss..
3.Message for tribute page: Loren Heath, gentle, sweet helpful. We met at Lutherlegue and we were friends through high school. He took me to my first prom, I am sorry his life ended so soon regrets to his family and friends.

Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 29, 2008, 11:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Been very busy lately, but had some free time this morning. Keith I sent you an email about Essen Germany. By the way John, when I was there, I persuaded a German fellow, playing an accordian for money on the sidewalk, to let me play his accordian. Yes, I played the Beer Barrel Polka in Germany. I have a tape to prove it! What a rush! Missed everyone at the cruise night, but I was purchasing my new toy (1931 Model A coupe W/rumble seat). I'll have to bring it in August for the next cruise night. Maybe John Crotty and I could have a drag race in front of Fosters. Of course I would have to spot him a car length or 2. LOL
Hey Wayne, sounds great, we'll see you there. Tell Donna that her User Name and Password have been deleted because she didn't sign in within the required two week period. Have her start over here. Thanks...

Name: David Neuschafer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 28, 2008, 4:38 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Leuzinger
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, California
Message: John...Since it's so slow on here, I don't feel so bad about posting this...I got an e-mail the other day from Eric Seyb. Eric is the grandson of Russ and Loretta Seyb who used to own Frostee's in Hawthorne. I'm sure you and many Cougars remember them. Eric said, "Loretta is doing fine, still living down here in Vista and is 86 years young but she acts like she's 50." I don't guess this counts as a "Cougar Sighting" but I bet many Cougars remember Russ and Loretta and consider them part of our early Hawthorne family, just as we from LHS still do...David
Hey Dave, Thanks very much for the info on the Seybs. I know lots of people remember them well. Craig Seyb, where are you??

Name: Bobby Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 28, 2008, 2:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: L.A. 64
Message: Hey John, we?re all here in our places with bright shining faces! I for one am getting ready for a Cougar sighting at 5413 W. 123rd Place. Kathy Ball ?71? will be in town at her parent?s old house this weekend. Planning a quick visit and then off to pick up Pam Fees ?71? to spend the day in Belmont Shores for a day of shopping, lunching and wine tasting. If there are any Cougars close by to 5413 stop by. I will be there around 10:00 a.m. this Saturday. Hey Jan Chauncey Norton, you are just down the street. Stick your head out the front door if you?re around.
Have fun, Bobby

Name: Kell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 28, 2008, 1:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Englewood, OR
Message: I want to thank all of you who emailed me, helping to find Bill Gomen..For what's it's worth he found my emavil...we have found each other at last hee hee
Glad you re-connected, Kel, that's what it's all about.

Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 27, 2008, 2:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: 1984
Message: "BIG BROTHER" is watching!

Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 26, 2008, 9:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut.
Message: Back in '62 we were out of high school. Most of us guys were trying to figure out what we were going to do for the rest of our lives, that is, except for me. I found an old 1928 Model-A, five window coupe shell and frame for cheep and was going to build it into the fastest street machine on Hawthorne Blvd. I set it up on saw horses in Alan Hauge's back vacant lot which was behind his back yard. Remember, in those days, you could buy an old Ford or Chevy for $2-$300., go to a wrecking yard and find your choice of a big V8 engine, take it home and in two or three weeks, you and your buddies would have it going down Hawthorne to the A&W for a 5 cent root beer. I guess all good things must come to an end. Off I went into the Navy when it became clear that times were changing and so was I. Not many comments anymore about those times. Best regards, Jim
Mike Shay had a 54 Ford and bought a 57 312 out of Ray Seidel's T-Bird. It was up on jackstands in my backyard and the engine was out before mom got home from work. Man did she throw a hissy fit. It was there for two or three weeks and what a mess was made; oil and grease, dead grass, scrap parts. It looked like a wrecking yard and she definitely was NOT pleased. Great times though.... Sorry Mom, for the mess.

Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 26, 2008, 8:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: John, Couldn't help but notice that the "Hawthorne Time and Temperature" clock at the top of the feedback page has been steadily flashing 6:28 and 62* for some time now. Time is standing still in Cougarland and none of us are aging! CJ
If you want to update it, click the refresh button on your browser.

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 26, 2008, 4:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Sharon Leach mused that it must've been a government office that had a thing about Internet access. Actually, private corporations can be just as or more anal about Internet access. I worked for one company who basically turned the whole company upside down investigating who was going on-line. Even the owner's executive secretary got axed for this. The boss told her if she had no work to do to just read a magazine. She thought, "What's the difference?" if she read a magazine or a website. She found out. Several other people were fired and some received a write-up in their personnel file.

Name: JIM SLOEY ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 26, 2008, 4:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
Message: I never heard of Morris Buttermaker until today. I get a text message from my brudder asking how Morris is, the Young brothers call me on their cells from their Washington DC seminar they are conducting, "Engineering Criteria: How to avoid another Katrina," saying they loved the Bad News Bears best, and... so I never saw the movie, ever! I get home and look at Cougartown and I am getting hacked for some comment that was made by Morris whatever about his company's google practices. John if you don't want me to write into Cougartown just say so. I have no idea what all the fuss is about!!!!
IT'S AMAZING, JIM!!! You and Morris Buttermaker have the very exact same ISP too -

Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 26, 2008, 2:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Well, I hope the Slow one is having a good laugh. Yes, I'm the patsy of the day, duh. Obviously, I don't see many movies. lol

Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 26, 2008, 1:50 pm - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: OK, to close this most recent hornet's nest of misinformation, Morris Buttermaker was the coach (played by Walter Matthau) in the movie "The Bad News Bears". Look closely at the little picture next to Morris' post. And don't shut Sloey out, he actually causes many to giggle - it's just all in fun. But I AM impressed by the many who rally to protest John Baker and CT. God, this is a great place.... : ))
I agree, thanks for straightening that one out....

Name: Madeline Pelland ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 26, 2008, 1:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ryan
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hi Sharon, you don't know me but I feel the same way you do regarding the person or whatever that Buttermark reference is. Ever since I found this wonderful site that John Baker has made possible it has literally transported me back in time to experience when life as we knew it was simple, innocent and where one could just live their life but that feedback comment of his, not John's, reminded me how far away from the 60's we really are!!! Take care. John I'd like to send my payment, where can I send that? Thanks again for this great site........Madeline
Hi Madeline, Jim Sloey did that and I shouldn't have added it but like a dummy, did. Now being inundated with email from everyone wondering who or what Mr. Buttermaker (Jim) is talking about. He doesn't have anything else to do but cause trouble Thanks very much, James.
Your dues can be sent, and made payable to: John Baker PO Box 1406, Lomita, Ca 90717 and thanks very much, Madeline, for becoming a Ctown member.

Name: Kelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 26, 2008, 1:24 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Currie
Class: 1967
City & State: Englewood, ORc
Message: A belated bithday wish to my Cuz Steve Fraser...he turned the Big 60 March 22...He damn near missed it! stay healthy Steve. Love Cuz Kell
Happy Birthday Steve....

Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 26, 2008, 12:51 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: I'm sorry. I know I shouldn't say this, what kind of sick, big-brother company does this Buttermaker work for that checks daily on what their employees are doing on the internet. Must be a government job. Besides the Buttermaker you guys are talking about I am sure is at least in his 80's by now. Geesh!
Actually, Walter Matteau (Morris Buttermaker) is gone.... and I'm sure the guy who wrote the Mr. Buttermaker thing is Jim Sloey.

Name: MORRIS BUTTERMAKER ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 26, 2008, 7:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1984
City & State: AUSTIN
Message: I didn't go to your school but my name came up in a google search that my company does everyday. What did you mean by that remark? My mother wouldn't let me play little league so it makes no sense to me.
Maybe you're the wrong Morris Buttermaker

Name: Rick Mckelvey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 25, 2008, 6:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Near Del Aire
Message: Yeah Steve, I remember the fences with the ads. Very reto by todays standards. I also remember the dugouts, they were really dugouts, they were eye level and you could really talk trash, well trash from 9 to 12 year olds. I also remember after my 10 year old year the took the fields out and replaced them with your every day fields like at Weisburn. To bad they were cool. The burgers were good, but like most people I went for the chili cup, warm and good. May the Opto be with you all. Dan if you live in Del Aire you also live near L.A. Lennox, Ingelwood and El Segundo, all within what two blocks each way. Take care Cougs, - peace out-

Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 25, 2008, 5:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Snark Field was the best. I played on the '64 Tigers, Bob Klein was the manager. Next year I was up in the Majors on the Yankees with Chuck Smith and Phil Powers as coaches. Lots of HHS alumni on this team. Dan Smith, Tim Powers, Don McKinley, Ritchie Hood, Randy Scopacasa, Mike Kemp... Also on this team was Bob Hurley, Owner of present day Hurley International Surf Wear. Bob and I have remained friends since that year, '65. He helps with the golf shirts for the Cougar Classic. My first year playing at Snark was with the Green fences and upstairs press boxes. Then the next year the city remodeled the fields. Dean Morris, did you know a fellow Stanford Baseball player Vic Gordon? He's the Pastor at our church. You right about how the coaching has changed since we played back in the day. Managers taught the basic fundamentals, smoked in the dugout, drank after the games, and we learned about baseball the right way and some kids who tried out were cut and didn't play. No big deal. Now look!! Where's my chew?
Hey Wade, The "Morris Buttermakers" are as extinct in Little League as the 6 inning player.

Name: steve temoshek ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 25, 2008, 1:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: yelm,wa
Message: I also played little league baseball at snark field. Played the first two years for the tigers, last year with the last place braves. Does anyone remember the outfield fences covered with ads for the local businesses in hawthorne or how good the hamburgers were?

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 25, 2008, 12:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Near Hawthorne
Message: In yesterday's LA Times, there is an article on Flynn "Instant Point" Robinson who was a reserve on the 71-72 Lakers team that won 33 in row. (The article says Chick Hearn called him "Instant Offense" but I recall Chick calling him "Instant Point"). Anyway, the article also says ""The streak means that when I go to the Y, they say, 'Flynn Robinson played on that Laker team that won 33 in a row,' " says Robinson, who lives near Hawthorne and plays at the Westchester YMCA. "" My guess is that someone who lives "near Hawthorne" would live in Del Aire.