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Name: Rich Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2008, 8:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca
Message: There will be a Celebration of Life for Fred Ragatz (HHS Class of 60) on June 8, 2008 at 945 McHenry Avenue Modesto, Ca. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Fred's daughter Jennifer Dinelli -
Thanks Rich, for the information. I know Fred had lots of friends here that are appreciative too. Thanks again....

Name: Charlene Meyer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2008, 8:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Chapline
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: My condolences to the family of Sally Fraser. I grew up on the same block with Sally and also knew her, and her family. My father and Sally's father were very good friends and went to school together. Both of our parents knew each other quite well. I believe my dad and Wally Fraser went to Inglewood High School together. Mary Ann Walton lived across the street from me and we played with movie star paper dolls. I think of you Mary Ann, and the fun we had when I see those in the antique stores (sh...).

Name: Sue Hans ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2008, 8:21 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hans
Class: 1961
City & State: San Mateo,CA
Happy Birthday Stephanie, Have a Great Day!!!

Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2008, 7:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: People were worried, John. I got a call this morning from a CTer wondering if you were all right. I went feedback and clicked onto add feedback and saw your note which eased our minds. You have a whole world out here that cares about you. I'm glad to hear that you were able to escape from the gang bangers. I haven't been to the wine country in years, but I whine all the time so I don't need to visit. Boo! Glad to have you back John.
Thanks very much Sharon, and do NOT despair. We are already planning next years Cougartown Wine Country Weekend. We'll keep you all posted.

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2008, 7:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: DON'T PAY THE RANSOM, CTERS!!! A roving band of Lomita gangbangers had me locked in the bathroom all weekend. I got away by kicking out the bathroom window. Well.....actually, I went to Sonoma this weekend with some good Cougar friends for the Vintage Car Races. I probably should have left a Feedback telling you all, but thought there wouldn't be any problems. When I got home, about an hour ago, there were about 7 messages, all wondering if I'd fallen and couldn't get up. Thank you all for being so concerned, and I really should have left a Feedback, but just didn't know you'd be that worried. We're all back to normal now and the Feedback page is open again so please add away.
By the way, thanks very much to Glenn Crist HHS64, Gordon Bell HHS62, Dave Homewood, and Mike Doyle for the great weekend in Sonoma and thanks to Mike and Glenn for the passes to the Vintage Car Races, the party in the Plaza and to Dave for providing all the Homewood Winery Port and for the lodging. We had a blast!!

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 28, 2008, 9:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Lyrics from the Police song "When The World Is Running Down" off the album "Zenyatta Mondatta": "Turn on my V.C.R. Same one I've had for years. James Brown on the T.A.M.I. show. Same tape I've had for years."

Name: Jon Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 28, 2008, 7:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: John, everyone that went to the Dodger game on Sunday had a great time. I would like to thank Bill Schultz and Gary Beaird for their work in making this a success. We had a good group and we even got on the big board in center field. Thanks John
GREAT NEWS JON!! Thanks so much for the Cougartown thing on the board and thanks too for the Cougar invites. Glad you all had a fun day.

Name: Walter Holt ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 28, 2008, 6:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: Hola Cougars and Cougarettes...Haven't had much time to post lately...Ah the life of a car salesperson...All the cream puff stuff made me go out an munch a couple.. I am looking forward to the picnic in September and hope to make the Cruise Night in August...Still have been able to catch a few waves but not as many lately...Also if anyone is planning a trip I have started a new business venture in the travel industry so If you would like to get great prices for Vacations and other things my website is or contact me via email for personal assistance to find the right package for you. Ok Paco I can even book Tee Times and concert tickets. Thanks for letting me plug my new venture. Hope to see everyone again soon.
Hey Walter, Good Luck with the travel thing and hope it doesn't severely cut into Surf Time See you at Cruise Night in August.

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 28, 2008, 3:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: I saw someone mention Mr. Fitzgerald. I forgot all about him. But I remember him now. In Miss Findlaters class when I put my hand through the window and cut my first three fingers almost off I had to go to his office while I waited for my dad to come get me and take me to the doctors to get them sewn back on. My index finger was just hanging on. It was kind of cool. Scared the heck out of Miss Findlater. She was easily one of my favorite teachers of all time.
Hey Keith, If you remember Mr Fitzgerald, please send him a birthday email with your picture as he might not remember you.

Name: Rich Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 27, 2008, 10:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: To all the Dana and Peter Burnett Cougars: Mr. Jack Fitzgerald is celebrating his 90th birthday on June 8, 2008. His daughter, Christy Bear, has invited anyone interested to send birthday wishes to him via e-mail: or to his address:
Christy Bear
5908 Fallbrook Avenue
Woodland Hills, Ca. 91369
Please include your maiden name and year you graduated from Dana or Peter Burnett. Christy is putting together a scrapbook for him and would appreciate if the wishes could be sent sooner than later. He loves photos of his former students/friends and these would be a nice addition to the scrapbook.
Hey Rich, Thanks for the info. I'm sure Mr. Fitzgerald will have many of his grads sending pictures and well wishes.

Name: Lisa ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 27, 2008, 7:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Ramona, CA
Message: Any Cougars in St Louis for the National Drug Court Convention this week? Lisa

Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 27, 2008, 5:52 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca.
Message: Sue you are a hilarious feedbacker! I still have tears in my eyes after reading your vacation story to my husband. Thank you for sharing the laughs!
Patty, Bring the "Huncher" to Cruise Night.

Name: Stephanie Brito ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 27, 2008, 5:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hall
Class: 1961
City & State: RPV, CA
Message: Double Cougar sighting: what are the odds of being on a tour of Budapest, Hungary and the tall man from Idaho tells me he went to Hawthorne High, Class of 62. His name? Richard Lewis. Then he tells me his sister Peggy (Class of 1960) is on this same tour. I remembered them both and was pleased to meet Richard's wife Sue. They will always be a part of the Eastern European Treasures for Francisco and myself. I hope they check out this site. They won't be disappointed.
Geez Stephanie, A friend and I were just talking about Richard last week. Thanks very much for the double. That is amazing....

Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 27, 2008, 12:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hey Sue, Sorry you had so much way over the top fun down here in So Cal haha hehe. Speaking of VW campers Howard Duran is looking to find his old VW camper. His had flowers all over it by any chance could this be the one that he is looking for? I wonder if that old thing spent more time down in Mexico? see ya in July

Name: Sue Hans ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 27, 2008, 10:35 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Hans
Class: 1961
City & State: San Mateo, CA
Message: We just got back from our trip to Southern CA, where we expected to see family and maybe meet up with Dennis Campbell. We left last Monday driving down 5 in 105 degree weather. It was way too hot to camp so spent the night in an A/C motel in Kettleman. My husband got a bee string that swelled up his knee and was very uncomfortable. Driving in our 1969 VW camper then became very uncomfortable to shift for him. We finally made Crestline on Tuesday. My son lives there and we where staying with him. The VW had a leaky gas line and we lost most of our $4.25 gallon gas, twice. Which my son fixed. We did get to take a walk around the lake on Tuesday afternoon and then woke up Wed to snow, rain, hail. Since we had only brought sandles, shorts and t-shirts, needless to say, we where not dressed for the weather. That night our dog got sick and ended up at the vets having surgery for 4 bladder stones. Ever camp with a dog in a cone. Lots of laughs. We spent the next 3 days in a small cabin with 6 teenage boys watching tv because it was raining, hailing, snowing outside. FUN!!!! Freezing, with a sick, cone head dog, and a bee sting knee, (the camper got fixed) we made our way to Laguna Beach to meet with a friend and see Dennis. That didn't happen and we then started home early to beat the holiday traffic. It was so cold going up 5 that we again needed to stay in a motel, because we only had clothes for the heat. Our motel room in Gorman had no lights, only cold water, and smelled. so glad to get out of there. We finally made our way back to San Mateo and our own bed and warm house. We will try again in July to meet up with friends when I am down there for the Long Beach Quilt show. We will make it this time Dennis.

Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 27, 2008, 8:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harrison
Class: 1971
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA
Message: Happy Birthday to my little brother, Carl Harrison, class of '72. Enjoy your day!!! We love you!!! Your wiser sister(everyone knows I am older than you), Karen and Eric and all your nieces Kristin, Sharon, Jennifer, Elissa, Jenny, Jamie, Becca, Carly, Sarah and Julie!!!
Happy Birthday Carl...

Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 27, 2008, 6:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: South Bay
Message: Happy Birthday, Bob Fraser!

Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 26, 2008, 5:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: Mark the dates: September 12, 13, & 14. Hawthorne's own Brian Wilson will appear at the Hollywood Bowl, accompanied by his awesome band & the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra, to offer up his latest musical effort, "That Lucky Old Sun," a combination of songs and narratives celebrating life in Southern California. The usual Beach Boy hits (w/ a few surprises) will bookend that presentation. A fireworks display will close each show. I managed to score backstage passes, so I'll be making that 565 mile drive down I-5. With gas prices the way they are, maybe I should check the airlines. - Gibby -
See you there, Gibby. Just got my ticket tonight.

Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 26, 2008, 12:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Buena Park, Calif
Message: Would like to wish a very good friend Bob Fraser class of 1960, a very nice Happy Birthday, his 66th 5/26/08. I've known Bob now for over 52 years (wow). HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPS
Hey Bob, Good friend for at least a half century.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDE!!!

Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2008, 8:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Yuma, AZ
Message: Hi All - The Beach Boys will be performing at the Silver Legacy in Reno during Hot August Nights. HAN is 8/1 - 10. Performance dates are 8/8 & 8/9. Tix are 55, 65 & 75. will provide you information regarding this annual event. If you haven't been, are interested in older cars - and the fuel prices haven't put a major dent in your pockets (or savings)- I recommend attending. It is fun and there are several free events available. Enjoy
Thanks Cheri, and before travelling to Reno for Hot August Nights, make SURE you have a place to stay before you go.

Name: monica parks ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2008, 7:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: diaz
Class: 1961
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: I've recently moved from Redondo Beach. In the process of retiring to Bishop, Ca. Hope that I'm not forgotten. My years at Hawthorne were good times and lots of friends.
Hi Monica, Thanks for letting your friends know you're here. No, you won't be forgotten, but please add yourself to our Alumni List through the Cougartown Info System, so your friends can find you after your move.

Name: Steve Maldonado ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2008, 6:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Longview, WA
Message: Hey John: Gonna be in LA in July with the family. Just wondering if there was a cruise night planned for July!?Thanks!
Hi Steve, The next Cruise Night will be mid-August, probably the 16th.