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Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 4:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: Gosh, I haven't been here in a long time, but guess I picked a good day to check feedback out. Was looking for info on the '62 ladies reunion this summer and saw Loretta's post. Yes, those were some great times as young folks, not to mention being together in the Hawthorne of old. Loretta, I do hope you are going to make our gal's reunion. It wouldn't be the same without you. And...HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMMAL!! Also, a thank you to the always perfect host, Glenn Crist and friends for another fantastic weekend in the awesome wine country. You're the best! Janet
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 4:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: PVE cal
Message: Nice to see "new" feedback again. First, everytime I see the picture John puts on Penny's feedback I am 16 years old again. I remember that picture being the highlight of the Annuals of my four years at HHS. Second, Dean you mentioned Ron Peterson in your feedback. I was lucky enough to play basketball with Ron. He was our point guard on a team run by Coach Erlinger. That team was different than any other I saw at HHS. This was a team that played together for 3 years, played in every "city" summer league available and worked 3-6 hours a day to play good basketball. We all played other sports at HHS but we were all basketball players. Ron led that group with four guys making all league and maybe the best basketball player in California on the team. We had more fun than anyone else in our league. We had more fun than any other team at HHS in those years. Ron was a major cause of that fun; no wonder he was a good coach.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 3:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vallejo, CA
Message: I want to add my congratulations to Bill Tamburrino's excellent short story "Time Out" describing his memories of early Hawthorne and the wisdom of the city founding fathers in designing neighborhoods around parks and schools as the center of our local universe. Before the era of cutting local taxes, we lived in a city which realized that quality living required paying top dollar for the best schools, libraries, teachers and parks/recreation programs. Even though both of my parents worked every day, my home after school became the Holly Glen Park, just like it was for most of our gang in the old neighborhood. We learned lessons about life, growing up, sports, fun, competition, winning and losing in all the programs the Hawthorne founders created for us. The Parks and Recreation program was world class (thanks Mr. Chauncey) and recruited park leaders among the high school and college ranks who served as "Big Brothers and Sisters" . I still remember the great "coaches" we were lucky enough to spend summers with including Ron Peterson, Wayne Bryan, Bart Graves, John Warner and Bill Tamburrino just to name a few. Hawthorne designed model youth programs in the 1950s and 60s before it became fashionable. Each generation of youth leaders helped to raise the next generation and in so doing, gave our parents peace of mind that we were in good hands. I want to say one more thing about Bill Tamburrino. The lessons he learned from Bill Beaird and Mr. Sloey helped to create one of the most unique, funny, entertaining, Mark Twain-like characters Hawthorne ever produced. Although Bill had his wild side, at heart he was the pied piper holding court who everyone came to listen to at the Middle League field. Bill's stories are legendary and to witness a great debate between Bill and Deputy Fire Chief Leroy Fry on any matter was a once in a lifetime occasion. Entire games at the middle league field would stop and pause as these two would go at it over some point of debate. One of the funniest incidents in Holly Glen history took place when Bill Tamburrino informed Dave Sayad, Mike Scott and me that Leroy Frye was testing out some new high-powered, fire department nozzle at his home two blocks away. Well this was all we needed to begin a search and destroy mission to capture Mr. Frye's hose at his home and chase him down the street escaping from the torrential soaking we gave him after we captured his hose. Anyone remembering Leroy Frye can visualize this scene and still laugh at the imagery. These were the kinds of shenanigans and experiences I remember and our fearless leader Bill Tamburrino was so often in the middle of these kinds of fun and games. Stay tuned: next week's story of how Bill's mohawk haircut and second base war dance helped to end a losing streak of his Yankees LL team.
Name: Penny ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 1:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: A belated happy, happy birthday to Stephanie Hall Brito!
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 12:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Can you believe it? Dennis "Mammal" Campbell is officially on Medicare. I remember when he was the chalk monitor in kindergarten at Anza..Happy Bithday Old Friend.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 9:24 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Glad you had a great time, John. No doubt people were wondering (and worried) where you disappeared to. Many scenarios were considered: Abducted by aliens who were then captured by the U.S. Army and taken to Area 56 located at the old air force base in El Segundo? Crazy Glue put on your toilet seat? Fallen into an old mine shaft in the desert while exploring old aircraft crash sites with Pat Macha? Etc.
Name: Larry/Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 9:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: I just took a few minutes to read "TIME OUT" and Wow!!!! it sure brought back memories. In our first years of marriage BK (before Kids). We used to go to Hawthorne Ramona's School field and play ball with a group of our friends, Doug Wall, Sheila Toni/Wall, Mike Keene and Tonya, Fred and Janet Burkett. No one told us we could not be on the field, we all were just having a fun time. Later when our Children were growing up, we had the parks and school Fields of Wiseburn Area. We might not be able to use the School fields anymore, and other things have changed, but there are still good parks and family/friends get togethers. There are still little parts of Hawthorne that has the same spirit. I really enjoyed reading "TIME OUT" Thank You.....ALWAYS A COUG
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 6:14 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: First, Bill really nailed it in his piece about Hawthorne - one of the best I've ever read about the goodness of our city and its youth! Secondly, a Big Happy Birthday to our own Mammal - Dennis Campbell ... Hope he's not spending it in China! And for all you meterologists ... it's early AM here in Arkansas and its 82 degrees already. Our humidity hasn't even reared it's ugly head yet!
Name: Karen fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 9:50 pm - HHS Time
Message: As for "being flattered" about Curtis's proposal--i was too young and bashful to know any better---he knew how to make a girl feel special--a very useful characteristic. kf
Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 9:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: gold country, cal
Message: hi John--i just wrote to you here--i WIKI'ed Modern Dance and found the famous dancer that came to hawthorne HS one saturday morning to give us a special dance lesson--it was none other than "CHARLES WEIDMAN" Mrs. Cable set it all up for us--and she made sure we all understood how special it would be to be able to add this mans name to our resume under Dance teacher.
Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 9:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Gold Country Calif
Message: HI Fellow Coug's! i.ve ben away from my computer for a long time--i decided to check in here and see whats up. i saw 2 names that brought back memories--CURTIS A'LURIED (i met him after he graduated and I was just a young'n. he asked me if he could be my boyfriend--i said i already had 2--but i could make room for another one....) the other name i saw was Cheri Longenecker. I knew her as a dancer. i loved MODERN DANCE and MRS. CABLE. after Cheri graduated and was gone--i found a leotard with her name on it--i took it home and hoped that by wearing it i could become a better dancer..HI CHERI! maybe it helped because i went on to be a professional Hindu dancer and later a Belly dancer and teacher. my dancing name was "DarShana" MRS.Cable was soooo good to us. she took us to see RUTH ST.DENIS. and also provided a chance to get a lesson from a famous male modern dancer--a teacher she had once had and befriended. I cant remember his name right this minute, i probably will as soon as i click "SEND"--where are you Mrs. Juanita Cable? oh, how i miss YOU! and yes--Iam STILL DANCING!-----------hugs 2 U all, Karen (I will WIKI the dancer whose name i cannot remember and write back )
Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 8:52 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: Cougar Sighting!!! An unfortunate event offered a chance to reconnect with 2 Cougars from the class of '79. Tom Hunter Jr. went to Hawthorne Intermediate with me but then attended Leuzinger. We reconnected several years back and he has been like a brother to me and close to my family ever since. (I think my parents love him more) His father passed away on Indy Race Day, a fitting tribute to a man who loved racing. Some of you may remember Tom Sr from Sprint Cars and working at Northrop. While at his funeral I recognized Leslie Greasby and Eric Conover, there to support Tom Jr. Unfortunately Eric could not join us for brunch later but Leslie and I got to enjoy a wonderful day of stories of a stand-up guy. Raise a Bud (or any other bargain brew) for Tom Sr. (oh...and Leslie....beat ya!)
Name: jim sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 6:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
Message: Well John now that we know you're ok, I guess the Real Cougartown meeting set for Friday will be cancelled until a later date. It would be fruitless to try that coup attempt again. Yeah leave a note next time MEATHEAD!
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 2:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday Stephanie. You're the best.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 11:18 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Jorge Llave and I had a lovely lunch date last week! George looks fantastic - basically hasn't changed since he became Principal of HHS during the early 70's. We reminisced about school, life and playful, dear Olena. Lots of great stories - jeez he built the PVE home in which they raised their family (and he still lives there)! Thank you for a wonderful time George. And thanks for the website John!
Name: Thomas Wickendoll ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 10:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lakewood, CA
Message: BRUCE, IT'S TOM WICKENDOLL. BEEN TRYING TO REACH YOU. MY E-MAIL IS firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail me OK TRYING TO REACH YOU ON REUNION.COM
Name: BIG KELL ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 9:18 am - HHS Time
City & State: ENGLEWOOD, OR
Message: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME BFF, LE WOOFE,GOMEZ, KONNIE, PETEY SMITH HAPPY DAZE CREW MEMBER, LOVE KELL
Name: Kathy Mandel-Reese ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 8:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tustin, CA 92782
Message: Class of 62 - Ladies ONLY All ladies of our class who have an email address on the Cougartown website have been sent an invitation to a reunion of ladies only, class of 62 this summer. Everyone is welcome, so if you know someone who is not listed on the Alumni list, please invite them. It will be in Orange County (location to be determined), Saturday August 23, 2008, beginning at 11:00a.m. Each of you will receive further information on the specifics once we see how many will be attending. The response has been terrific!! This should be a really fun day. Kathy
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 7:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; I always thought the wine country was in Hawthorne, in "Robin Hoods" back yard, with Mike (The Spider) Leighter, Curtis A'uried (sp), myself and a gallon or maybe two gallon's of Red Mountain.
Name: Sue ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 7:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: Happy birthday to Stephanie Hall Brito today c/o 61. Stephanie has been one of my best friends since 5th grade. She is the cream of the crop when it comes to friendship. Have a fun day Steph
Name: Lisa ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2008, 5:31 am - HHS Time
City & State: Ramona, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to Petey. Love, Lisa
Name: Rich Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2008, 8:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca
Message: Congratulations to Mike Gillespie, HHS Class of '58, on his 1st year at UC Irvine, (after 20 years at USC and 1 year as a Sr. Scout and Manager of the Yankee Rookies), 1st Round Regional Playoffs, 3-victory weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska
UC Irvine 9 - Oral Roberts 8
UC Irvine 2 - Nebraska 1
UC Irvine 8 - Oral Roberts 0