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Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 17, 2008, 6:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Seeing Mrs. Carr?s name of Dana?s math department reminded of the big bang day that occurred there one day. Both my friend Fred Kaiman and I were in the classroom a few minutes early before Mrs. Carr had arrived. For some reason Fred stepped out the back door and into the hallway. Seeing my chance, I grabbed the knob and held it when he tried to reenter to prevent his return. Fred knew it was me and was getting madder and madder that he was stuck out in the hallway. He finally threatened to kick the door open if I did not let him in. About this time I spotted Mrs. Carr coming in the other door and told Fred to go ahead and kick away if that?s what he wanted to do as I let go of the door and sat down at my desk. Not more than a few seconds later there was a BOOM at the back door that vibrated even the blackboards. Mrs. Carr calmly walked over and opened the unlocked door to find Fred just sheepishly standing there in the doorway. To Fred?s credit he did not snitch on me as he moseyed to the principal?s office yet once again. Next time I will tell you about the time Fred had to take ten minutes to tell the fence outside the classroom why it was OK to talk in class.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 16, 2008, 10:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: I remember Miss Alt. I can't believe Miss Carr is still alive. She must be 110. She didn't like me much. I remember her yelling at me one day in front of everyone telling me I better do good in math cause there is NO job that doesn't use math in some way. Does anyone know if Miss Putnam is still around. I really thought she was pretty. And how about Mr. Degner and Mr. Snavley.
Name: Harry Plotkin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 16, 2008, 6:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: re; inquiries about Dana Teachers. Miss Alt passed away about three years ago in Oregon. Mr. Clark passed away about two years in Norco, CA. Mrs. Carr and her husband moved to Texas to be near their daughter. He passed away. The last time I spoke with Chloella, her daughter, she had had a stroke and was not communicating well. Mrs. Estabrook passed away within the last year. Love to all, HCH
Name: dana salley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 16, 2008, 4:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: simi valley ca
Message: For those of you who are attending the 30 year reunion for class of 78, the rooms at the Hacienda are booking fast. There is no availability for the Friday before the event which is August 8th and rooms for the night of the event Saturday August 9 are booking fast. We will keep you posted on other options?
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 16, 2008, 2:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: El Segundo, CA
Message: Regarding Mr Clark. My first day at 6th grade camp, I fell face first down the cement seats in the campfire area. I was bleeding from my forehead to my chin, broke off & chipped four teeth. I looked like a racing stripe with pot holes. Mr Clark took me to his office and called my Mom. He said "I'll be honest Mrs. Duran, she looks like a wreck". That entire week, every time he walked by me, he'd shake his head and pat me on the shoulder. I still had fun and I still have the chipped tooth.
Name: Sue Hans ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 16, 2008, 11:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Mateo,CA
Message: I do remember Mr. Clark both when I was at camp as a 6th grader and then a camp counselor in my 11th and 12th grade. What fond memories. Remember Mrs. Esterbrook, Not sure if it was Dana or HHS. But the drill sargent was MS. Ruck (sp) a great PE teacher but hard. Remember starching and ironing those white, white shorts and shirts, Getting a great tan so my legs showed off in the shorts. Funny the things that come back when you read all these feedbacks. It has really been fun finding this site and going down memory lane.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 16, 2008, 6:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: John-If it's all right with you, I'd like to mark a special occasion on this date. Today would have been my father, Kirby Kean's 100th birthday. He lived on Sundale Avenue for 50 years. He was a 'good neighbor', and a card-carrying Republican. He is missed every day and his wit and humor live on in all of us.Betty
Name: Rick Salisbury ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 15, 2008, 5:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Seattle, Wa.
Message: O-M-G, wow John, thanks for link! We close on the 3 acres on the 29th. I'll send you pictures after that if you want. Cougarland???
Name: Jon M. Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 15, 2008, 3:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Mr. John Baker, there is a group of Cougars that are going to the Dodger, Cardinal game on Sunday afternoon, May 25th. Some of the people that are coming out are Bill Schultz (and group other Cougars) Gary & Billy Beaird (and other family members) Bill Sloey & family, Bruce Tinker, Bill and Steve Tamburrino are coming up from San Diego, and many more. We have a few tickets left, price is only $6.00. So if anyone would like to be part of a great afternoon with other Hawthorne Alumni, e-mail me at, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310 903-0807. Thank you Mr. Baker
Name: Linda Reynolds ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 15, 2008, 12:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Hi John! Class of 62 checking in. It was nice speaking to you this week and catching up. You're one of my oldest friends, that is to say it's not that you're old, it's just that I've known you since 7th grade........although.....I've known Danny Dye since 4th grade....Anyway, I will see you in June for a Reunion dinner/meeting so come with lots of ideas for our 50th Reunion. I look forward to seeing you! I love ya! PS Anyone from class of 62 having any great ideas, please email to me.
Name: Penny Prouty ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 15, 2008, 12:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Dean, Yes I remember Mr. Clark and his wonderful storytelling at 6th grade camp, very well. And MaryAnn! I had no idea it was your dad who created that great program.....the days at camp with Mr. Hood's 6th grade class and our cabin counselor, Jean Kistler, were among the best of my childhood memories........I was also a camp counselor my senior year... Mr. Clark and his stories were the highlight for me at those campfires (or our gatherings around the fireplace at the lodge). Thanks for bringing back those fun times.
Name: Mark Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 15, 2008, 6:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: Buena Park CA
Message: I was trying to find something on the Hawthorne Viet Nam memorial and found your site. I grew up in the neighborhood near 124th and Inglewood but we moved away in 1966 when I was 12. I went to Trinity Lutheran School on 130th and Inglewood so walked by HHS many times. I rode my bike through HHS many times as well. I just wanted to add I'm sorry the Vietnam memorial was tucked away in a distant corner of the city. I discovered it while walking near the Marine Ave. Metro station some time ago. Thanks, peace, MARK
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 15, 2008, 6:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Mr. Clark had that special knack with his story telling and a special way with each camper. I was a counselor my junior and senior years at the Wiseburn outdoor education camp. My dad, Reese Walton, established the program with the Hawthorne School District, and wrote his master's thesis at USC on the fundamentals of the camp. Both school districts offered the unique experience for both students and couselors for many years. I don't know if it's still in place or not.
Name: Rick Salisbury ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 15, 2008, 4:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Seattle/North Bend, Wa.
Message: What ever happened to Hawthorne Youth Camp? Is it still there?
Name: Lisa ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 14, 2008, 6:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ramona, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to Lyle Davidson. Lisa
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 14, 2008, 3:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vallejo, CA
Message: Does anyone else remember from Dana or Hawthorne Youth Camp, Mr. Raymond Clark? I believe he was a Dana PE Teacher and he also ran youth camps. I remember him as a legendary, camp fire story teller with a flair for the dramatic who told a parable every year about a wise old Indian Chief who answered the question of a prankster about the fate of a dying bird. Anyway, I am garbling the story, but does anyone remember this round and jolly fellow? If anyone remembers the story, they can straighten me out on that too.
Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 14, 2008, 9:07 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hollyglen, CA
Message: Beverly, I am so sorry to hear about Brian. I remember him as being so full of life and such fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Name: Petey Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 14, 2008, 6:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: Oregon
Message: Bev, I remember Brian as if it was yesterday. I'm really sorry for your family's loss. Take care.
Name: Beverly Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 13, 2008, 9:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: For all those you knew Brian Manning... my brother passed away Monday morning, 12 May 2008, at the age of 52. He was a graduate of HHS and the school mascot. We will miss him, his sisters: Maureen, Beverly and Susie.
Name: SHARON LEACH ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 13, 2008, 5:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LONG BEACH
Message: I want to give a great big public THANK YOU to Jerry Miles. Jerry I finally looked at the CD's you made for the 66/67 reunion. They are FABULOUS. You did a great job. It was a wonderful ride down memory lane. However, I cried all the way through the memorial section. Some very near and dear friends, especially Carol Rugtive. Ron Brevig, who was the boyfriend of my dear friend Lenora Mills is very much missed too. Jerry you did a marvelous job. Sorry it took so long for me to view them. I am sure the rest of the classes of 66/67 have enjoyed your work. THANKS AGAIN, Jerry. Thank you John for this forum to publicly thank Jerry.
Name: Jim Nemish ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 13, 2008, 1:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Escondido, CA.
Message: I did it John. A little push from Rich Sloan, a win on the golf course, and a great week-end and what choice do I have. Cougartown is a great web page and I'm now glad to be part of it.
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 13, 2008, 8:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Oh JB, you would show the Anza hallway that led straight to the Pricipal's office.......are you picking on me?