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Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 17, 2008, 7:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
No E-mail
Message: The Huell Howser show last night was about Inglewood. I wonder if anyone remembers the mural that used to be at Florence and Redondo? I do not remember it. It was there from 1939 til 2003, how did I miss that. It is 240 feet long and 8' high and 60 panels. It was completely covered in graffiti, you couldn't see much of any of the original pictures. It was made from small colored rocks. it is called History of Transportation. They took it down and restored it and relocated it to Grevillea Art Park at Grevillea and Manchester in August 2007. It is really something to see. The Inglewood City WEB site has some pictures. They showed a taped piece with the artist I think it was 1989 and it still looked pretty good, no graffiti. I like to see past history salvaged. On another note, the high windows at York were called transoms. I remember getting to use the pole to open and close the windows.
Thanks Marilyn...

Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 17, 2008, 12:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
Message: Oh Sue, what a memory rush for me also?. I recall Mr. Lane, HIS, 1966, 7th grade, when he was going to open an upper window with the ?pole? and he broke the window pane. And with that memory I recall someone (to go unnamed) that tossed a paper ball up onto one of the light fixtures (the 1960?s ring style). After the ball sat there for a while it started to smolder. Mr. Lane noticed it and walked over, took off his shoes (to protect school property) and proceeded to stand on a desk to remove the smoldering orb. While on the desk someone (another to go unnamed) grabbed his (Mr. Lane?s) wingtips and tossed them out the back door into the grassy area. Mr. Lane got so emotional that tears came to his eyes. Of course no one would fess-up to who tossed the ball or the shoes. Boy, we were a tough group not even one of the girls told who did it.
Terrible, just terrible. Our group of HISers would never do a thing like that.

Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 16, 2008, 8:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Jim Schroeder - how funny that you would mention those poles for opening high windows. I was proctoring an exam at Ventura College a couple of weeks ago and while sitting and looking around the class, I noticed those same high windows and THE POLE with the little hook end. As a child at York, I ALWAYS wanted to be the window monitor and be assigned the task of using the pole on the windows. It's likely the teachers were all wiser than me, as I was never chosen. don't know how hard it was at the college to NOT take that pole out for a spin and open some windows....I DO know I will never pass up the chance again.
So everyone's passing the answers around while you're looking at the window pole, wishing you could use it? Sue, Go stand in the corner....and NOT the window pole corner!!

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 16, 2008, 6:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Thanks for the Birthday wishes JB. Donna Wright and Wayne Dickey (my HHS classmates), took my twins and I out to lunch today at the Cheesecake factory in Redondo Beach. It was their birthday last Friday. Thank you again Donna and Wayne.
Hey John, Hope you had a great day.

Name: EL & IDA ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 16, 2008, 5:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Howard and most of you Cougs we still have one year on most! 47 BIG ONES tomorrow. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! He was with me. Still is! Jake N Jude
Congratulations to you and Judi too, Russ.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 16, 2008, 4:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Jim, Pat's barber shop....

Name: Linda Farrow ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 16, 2008, 2:02 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Elia
Class: 1982
City & State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Thank you so much for the birthday wish...30 Years now that we've known each other, almost like being married, right Ray :) Love you too..and can't wait till you come out to Cali. its been way too long guy~

Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 16, 2008, 1:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Pt, Oregon
Message: When paying Cougartown dues, I also want to throw in my two cents worth: Dean Stafford was the epitome of "cool." He had already graduated HHS when I remember him vividly trudging across campus resplendent in a yellow button-down collar short-sleeve Penneys Towncraft shirt (untucked), over Levis. Shod in white Jack Purcells--his head was nearly shaved and a dashing gotee hung from his chin. I was impressed (but not gay). Did he start that hair style? I remember the Lord brothers with similar do's. A shaved patch right on top. Anyone remember that? (and) George Gross and I used to go to Clark Drug Store for our ice cream fix. (and) I wonder if they still use those long poles with the hook thing on the end to open those upper windows at (York) school. Most of the district schools were of similar design. (and) A lot of us benefitted from the Park & Rec program. Dan Karilla was the Coach at York. He went on to coach baseball at Lennox and was a Vice Principal at HHS (I hear). He was working his way through college at Long Beach State (I think). We were undefeated in all sports for many years (I dreamt). Even before free-agency took effect, I held out for a new ping-pong paddle at York, and when denied, I switched allegience to Ramona to be on the receiving end of John Abraham's end-over-end buzz-saw passes. Mike Wadman, Bart Graves, Mike Schlimmer, and future USC defensive back, Sandy Durko were players there also. Bart went on to be a P&R coach at Holly Glen who receives praise from Cy Young Award winner, Mike Scott, for teaching him how to tie-off a water balloon.
Hey James, Here's Dean's senior picture, but looking rather hippy-like by Dean's standards. Thanks for the memories....

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 15, 2008, 11:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: I just learned that they had Helms Bakery in New Mexico. It is the same one as in Culver City. My friend's uncle was the plant manager. Did everyone else know that Helms was in other places too

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 15, 2008, 9:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Miles
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Just chiming in that I went to Bob Cole's too. And to Bob Ketcham's to get my PE uniform @ HHS! I always wished the girls uniform was in school colors like the boys.

Name: Michael Dragoo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 15, 2008, 5:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Colusa, CA
Message: When I saw the Good Humor posting I remembered that my brothers and I used to make a little hand thrown quasi-missile device by wedging 5 or 6 old used popsicle sticks together into a star shape. When thrown at something (me or some other victim) they would break apart. Today, I can't remember how we made these or how we managed to scrounge up enough sticks to make one or why we did such silly things.
Hi Michael, Great memory. I think this is what you're referring to. Thank God for Autocad

Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 15, 2008, 7:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks
Message: Hope you all get a chance to watch the Special Edition today of "Meet the Press" It was at 6am here in Sacramento. Tom Brokaw anchors it and it is dedicated to the extraordinary life of Tim Russert. I believe it came on in the LA area at 8am. It was a very moving and touching program....and Happy Fathers Day to all the Cougar Dads out there.

Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 15, 2008, 6:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Palmdale
Message: Hi John, Ah the classic "Good Humor" bar, an excellent choice and "Curries Ice Cream cake's" were the best. However the Good Humor "Strawberry Shortcake" bar didn't have coconut on it. At one time Engineer Bill's main sponsor was Curries. It was no coincidence you liked them both, they were one and the same, Good Humor owned Curries, in fact for awhile Good Humor owned almost all ice cream companies including "Swell Time". About the only one they didn't own was "Eskimo Pie" and that was only because they refused to buy it. My Dad was a mechanic for Good Humor from about '49 - '67. In those days I could go to work with him any time, and he took me a lot. I also worked there off and on from '52 (yep, I was 11) til '63 (22) which included working with Engineer Bill at grand openings and any of his other personal appearances that required the Curries "Choo Choo Train". I was even a Good Humor man for a while in '63. The best part was growing up having all the "free" ice cream me and my friends could eat. It's been said many times before and will be said many times in the future but I'll say again, Thanks for the memories. Happy Fathers Day, Jerry
Hey Jer', Very interesting. I didn't know Good Humor owned Curries but can see why I loved them both. I also loved Eskimo Pies, (probably be called Inuit Pies today). Thanks for the story.

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 14, 2008, 7:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Paco, regarding the photo of the parade in Inglewood, note the movie marquee. "The Russians Are Coming" was released in 1966. That should tell you the year. Re: ice cream. I always liked Farrell's in Torrance.

Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 14, 2008, 5:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Well, it's 90 degrees right now here in the Capital City and I sure could go for some ice cream right about now. Remember the Good Humor man? His stuff would generally be a bit more expensive, but Good Humor was the Cadillac of ice cream treats as I recall. There was the Bomb Pop...a titanic brick of multicolored sugar that could wire an entire girl scout troop. Ahh...and the drumstick. The perfect treat when you wanted an ice cream cone, but thought it would be even better if someone dipped it in chocolate. My favorite (I forget the name of it) was a strawberry ice cream bar covered with coconut. Did you have a favorite Good Humor treat JB?
Yep, It was the Good Humor Bar. A chocolate covered vanilla bar on a stick with the name "Good Humor" on the stick. That's what I ALWAYS got from the truck. I loved it and can say I also loved Curries ice cream cones. I remember Grandpa Baker taking me to Curries on Hawthorne Bl. It was a special treat at 4 years old and I still remember that.

Name: Carolyn Darlington ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 14, 2008, 5:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ward
Class: 1957
City & State: Bellevue, WA
Message: Thanks for the 2 people who emailed me, but I'm really curious in finding out if anyone from the class of 1957 lives in Washington State.Thank you
Hi Carolyn, I'm really curious why you haven't added your information

Name: jim sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 14, 2008, 1:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
Message: Paco, you folks aren't old emough to have been married 46 years! Congratulations, make it another 46.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 14, 2008, 9:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Congrat's to class of '62, and Sharon, for putting up with me, it's been 46 years...
Hey you two, Congratulations on wedded bliss since Sharon's and my HHS Graduation day 6-14-62.
Paco, personally, I gave you NO CHANCE!!

Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 14, 2008, 5:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Portland, OR
No E-mail
Message: I wanted to wished my dear friend Linda Elia (c/82) a very happy birthday which is also Flag Day. We have been friends now for 30 yrs....amazing! LOVE YOU LINDAaaaa!
Happy Birthday Linda...

Name: Carol O'Banion-Cooper ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 13, 2008, 11:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: O'Banion
Class: 1968
City & State: Menifee, California
Message: My High School years were some of the best years of my life. I miss my HHS friends and yes some of the teachers, especially Mr. Harvey. Those were the good old days; Football games, School Dances, cruising Hawthorne Blvd, Winchell's Donut Shop, the Hamburger Stand, A&W Root Beer Stand, Beach Parties and my neighbors, "The Beach Boys" plus so much more. I know we can't go back but the memories are priceless and I'll carry them with me forever. GO Cougars GO!
Hey Carol, Welcome to Cougartown. Great memories there. Thanks very much.

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 13, 2008, 3:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Just finished up our Events Calendar. It should make it easier to find the happening things on the website. Please check it out here. Thanks Cougs.

Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 13, 2008, 3:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Ran into Tracy Turner ('78) last week at a real estate open house. Tracy told me he's on the reunion committee for '78 and only about 50 people have signed up for the 30th reunion. For all you 78 grads if you don't attend your 30th it's a big mistake. Had a blast at the 30th for '76 two years ago and you never know who you might never see again! Had a talk with Danny Rael at 10:00 pm. at our reunion and he passed away a few months later! Some of the people I enjoyed the most weren't necessarily my close friends in high school, they were my classmates from elementary school. Reunions are what you make it folks! I encourage all you 78 folks to make the effort to attend your reunion!
Yes please do NOT miss your reunions, folks. They are very special times and you can never get them back.