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Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 20, 2008, 1:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: South Bay
Message: John, That sure was a good Cougar gathering at the VFW breakfast today. It is great to see everyone.
Yep, a fun group of Cougars filling almost 3 tables this morning. If any of you would like to come out for the breakfast, it's usually the 3rd Sunday of the month at the VFW on 131st between Hawthorne Bl and Ramona. 6 dollars for the breakfast and lots of Cougars.

Name: Class of 1959 - 50th Reunion Committee ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 19, 2008, 9:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
No E-mail
Message: Circle May 23rd,2009 on your calendar because the Class of 1959 is having the best reunion ever. Checkout all the information on COUGARTOWN'S REUNION BULLETIN BOARD. We want all the grads to attend, so break out your old address books and start looking for old friend's addresses. And don't count on someone else to send their address in. YOU DO IT. Make your plans, tell the kids you're going on a trip, get someone to watch the cat and dog, get out the photos of the family to bring along, start saving money for the gas to get here and come and join us. We don't care how fat or bald you are, cause guess what, some of us are fat and bald too, so you can't use that for an excuse. We just want to sit down and catch up with what's been happening the last 50 years. See ya there! Your 50th Reunion Committee
There you go, class of 59. You have a reunion in the works. Check out the details here.

Name: cobb ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 19, 2008, 3:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: cessor
Class: 1980
City & State: elsegundo,ca
Message: I would like to add a name to the tributes page class of "79" Sorry to say Louise (Louie) salazar passed away last november 2007
Sorry for your loss, Cobb, but thanks for the information.

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 19, 2008, 3:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: OK, who wants to be the coolest Dude at the next Cruise Night? Well, I?m going to try and be, and you can too if you want. I found the Saint Anna Fire Department is auctioning off a 1966 Black Corvette with a 327 Cubic Inch engine and a four speed appraised at $36,000. It even has an AM/FM radio. The price is right at $5 for 3 tickets up to the special of $200 for 180. I have no connection with this group but I just thought I?d share a great deal for $5. At worst your money goes to a good cause. Good luck to you all (but better luck for me?hehe). Their site is at
Thanks Jerry....

Name: George Upegui ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 19, 2008, 10:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: "Back in the Day" remember using that phrase..all too much! Hawthorne High..home of the Cougars..the memories..I was in Hawaii last week surfing in Honolulu and listening to those old Beach Boys songs..WOW Well I remember friends that will live on in memories forever. The dances, the parties, the fights, the times......Reflections of what life was like "Back in the Day" Gas was cheaper, life was cleaner and the music was better....LOL Nice site and keep up the fine work on it...I missed the reunion. Actually Graduated from PV High in 78 and attended Hawthorne until 77 when my parents moved to I fought that. Anywho turned out semi-normal and working hard at my career and family. HASTA
Hey George, Welcome, and thanks for the memories....

Name: Cathy Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 18, 2008, 7:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Taylor
Class: 1987
City & State: Billings, MT
Message: Hey Paco...I remember Phyllis Hall, I had her for French....funny that she retired right after having me as a student...........hope that's not a sign!

Name: Neil LARSON ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 18, 2008, 5:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview, FL
Message: Max Roelen - about that Missile- My Father Bob Larson class of 1938 Los Angeles High School! Installed that Missile when he was working with STL (space technology laboratories)- I remember he had "burned" his bald head being outside for 3 days in the sun looking up at the crane all day- I think he begged my brother Eric to borrow one of his baseball caps- after the second day of solar torture- That was right across the street from old man Leuzinger's farm house-(later BALL industries) The missile was an actual "unit" that had been gutted, no working parts inside- Next time I call my Father in Redlands I will ask him more about it...

Name: Bryan Ellerman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 18, 2008, 11:11 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Akron Ohio
Message: Hi John, Been awhile since I last posted, hope all is well with you. As with allot of 62ers, I've reached the end of my career. On May 30th I retire after 40 years. My wife, Mari, and I will be moving back to our second home in Boulder City Nevada to start the next phase of our lives. I do this with great anticipation for the future and a more relaxed atmosphere. We'll be spending time with our son and daughter-in-law in California so maybe we can hookup and revisit old times. You might recall that I restored a 1955 Ford truck that I'm going to store at my son's house. Just maybe we can make it to a cruise night. You'll see us coming, its bright yellow. Take care John, hope to see you soon. Bryan
Hey Bryan, Well congrats on the retirement thing and let me know when you'll be in CA and we'll go get a burrito of something. Thanks for the feedback.

Name: joseph mailander ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 18, 2008, 8:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: los angeles inner city ca
Message: John, I am so jazzed today I almost can't tell you, which is why I have to! I am trekking down to Anaheim to be a judge at the Anaheim Marriott at one of those big-time SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM competitions, just like the ones in which so many of us competed under the tutelage and watchful eyes of Konnie Krislock while at HHS! What a full-circle moment! Of course, I already know that down there in the OC they will check me for my hepatitis vaccination when I try to cross the border as I am coming straight outta Inner City LA, but I think my papers and shots are up to date! John, I can't wait to see how journalism is practiced at the high school level today and to get my hands on an entry...Remember John I LOVE, YOU, MAAAAANNNN!!! and I will try to rep our alma mater with the requisite dignity it merits, to wit, not get as crazy as I remember we were at such conventions were when we were all far younger scribes. Peace and boat drinks, joseph...
Hey joseph, Well, you do your utmost to provide guidance where needed and make HHS and Konnie proud. Just a heads up: If someone forms a question with the word "at" on the end of a sentence, just have them add "jerkoff". I LOVE YOU TOO MAAAANN!!!

Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 18, 2008, 1:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: S. Kihei, HI
Message: Gary Bickers- If you're in Wailea may I recommend "Sansei" for Sushi? Hey Brah, the REAL locals even go there! We live in South Kihei across from Cove Park & Charlie Young Beach. I heard a pack of CTer's are coming over in August. Pu Puus & pool party at our place! Mahalo! Jim
Gettem together Jim....

Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 17, 2008, 4:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harrison
Class: 1971
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA
Message: wow!! bet that $25 is more than they were in '71...does anyone remember? Just curious!
$4.00 for the 61 El Molino.

Name: Mary ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 17, 2008, 9:51 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Rose
Class: 1970
City & State: grants pass OR
Message: I recently purchased a Class of 1971 El Molino off Ebay, just to reminisce, I enjoyed looking through it and now was wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing it from me. I paid $25.00 plus shipping,, and thats what I am asking for it. The yearbook belonged to someone named Cindy and it has approximately a dozen signings in it. Please e-mail me if interested, thanks

Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 16, 2008, 9:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: Last week I was in So Cal on a business trip (truck driver for the St of Calif), so I drove around the neighborhood in the Del Aire area and had the chance to see a fellow Cougar from Class of 74, Bruce Ailey. Hard to believe almost 20 years past since I last saw him. Also, What happened to the Air Force Base with the MD Rocket that stood in front for so long? It looked like a new gated housing compound replaced it. Til next time, have a fine Cougar day.
That's exactly what happened, Max.

Name: Richard Labriola ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 16, 2008, 8:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Buenos Aires
Message: Hi Gary Bickers, I would like to ask a favor of you. The next time you see or talk to coach Semon please tell him that Richard Labriola class of 74 says hello. Sid was our golf coach at the time, and I was better known as "Lab" on the golf teams of 72-73-74. Also if one of you that is going to play in the upcoming Cougar golf tournament can please ask Greg Guerrero to email me I would much appreciate it, Ive been trying to get in touch with him. Thanks. Take care all.

Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 15, 2008, 6:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: A Cougar sighting of the first rate. While on a flight to Hawaii today Coach Sid Semon and his wife Donna sat behind us on the plane. I mean right behind us. Coach has long been a favorite for guys from my class and we have stayed in touch at golf outings and parties. He was on his way to see his kids and two new grandsons. We have made plans to get together for pupus later this week.
Good one Gar', Thanks for that and hope you all have some fine, fine Pupus.

Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 15, 2008, 6:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: I just heard on the news that there is a Cougar on the loose in Chicago and they have an all points bulletin out for its capture. Is one of the Rowdy Girls visiting Illinois?
Nope, they're all locked up for the night.

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 15, 2008, 8:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Had a Cougar hearing and writing the other day. Got an email from an old friend Eric Keus. He gave me his phone number and I called him. I haven't seen nor heard from Eric since 1976. We used to go snow and water skiing together all the time. He had my dream car, a lime green Ford Pinto. For some reason I always liked that car. He had the cassette player I ever saw. Not those huge 8-track players in his car. He was the best water skier I have seen. He was barefoot skiing way back then. Even took off barefoot. He married one of the Cougar honey's Martha Fischer and they are still married. He runs or works for Kingdom trucking along with former Cougars Larry King and John Stone of the infamous "Stone" family of Hawthorne. It was great talking to him and hopefully we are getting together next month.
Hey Keith, Thanks for the update on Eric....

Name: Doris Ferreira ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 14, 2008, 5:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to a very special lady, Donna Gohr. I met her at the doridoo party about 6 years ago and we've stayed in touch ever since. Think we also saw each other at one of the Cruise Nights. What a neat lady. She is MUCH younger than I am, so have a good one ya spring chicken, you!
Hey Donna, Happy Birthday!!

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 14, 2008, 10:17 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Cougar sighting, sister Kathy her husband Phil and I had lunch with aunt Phyllis D. Hall who taught Spanish, French and English as a second language at Hawthorne High from 1972 through 1987 also at Leuzinger. She just got her first computer, which she needs a few more days to master. I gave her the link to Cougartown...She's doing well and said to say hello to all!
Thanks for passing the word, Paco

Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 14, 2008, 9:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey, Ca
Message: Hey Cougs, had a Cougar siting Sat at a car show the Nordic Fox in Downey, they have a great looking 55 Chevy w/Blower, alas, I did not write down their names(CRS disease), but the dad graduated in 76, and the son C/O 2006? Told them about Cougartown, hope they get online and check in. Later Don
Thanks Don for that one.

Name: jim hess ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 14, 2008, 8:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: bishop, ca
Message: Wonderful to see the updated picture of Coach and Kathy and my best regards to them. I had a nice email conversation with Coach Bunyard another fantastic part of our Cougar life through his correspondance with Wayne Bryan. While 61 years together is fantastic, my parents just celebrated at the same time as the Chaunceys, their 67th We can't be as old as these numbers indicate, are we?
Hey Jim, Congratulations to your parents too. Actually the picture is not a recent one, but the only one I could find of both the Coach and Cathy...

Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 14, 2008, 8:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Portland, OREGON
Message: Hi folks, I was talking/writing to a ebay seller yesterday about a bid I lost and the bidding was a Northrup model airplane which is VERY RARE and he bought it in the 60's but sold for the price 40 times what he paid for it. I must tell you I am a late 1930's to early 70's model airplane collector. Well, We all know Jack Northrup was head of "Northrup Aircraft" in Hawthorne and this ebay seller tells me that his ex daughter-in-law was so and so Northrup (he didn't give me her first name). So, I was wondering...Did Mr Jack Northrup kids(or kid) attend Hawthorne or Leuzinger High? Be interesting to know since I never seen an Autobiography of Jack Northrup.