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Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 9:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Sheree, that was the strangest Cougar sighting ever! The guitar player from W1P and I walked into the Big Bear cookie shop to borrow a phone book to order a pizza! The guitarist was wearing a Red Sox hat and I was giving him static about being a rude Easterner (jokingly). Sheree piped up with "yeah, that's why I moved up here, to get away from those types. She asked the guitarist where he was from and he said upstate NY (went to school in Boston) and she said she was from Redondo. I said I was from Hawthorne, she said what year and then told me her name -- which is unforgettable even if I can't spell it! The show in Arrowhead was totally cool -- 2500 folks losing their mind to Floyd -- yes the mountains rocked!

Name: Joyce Savisky ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 9:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Savisky
Class: 1962
City & State: La Mirada,Ca.
Message: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN" LOVE YA'(when you care enough to send the very best)
Thanks Joyce, I think you stole that line

Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 5:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Yuma, AZ
Message: First - Happy BD early to John. Second, Keith your sponsorship package was very well written. You might try (as suggested) the Chamber of Commerce - but maybe try searching their on line site. Many times CoC's will list the chamber member, always better to send "beg" letters to an individual vs "to whom..." Just a suggestion. Third, the Reno Gazette Journal,, has a link to Brian Wilson's newest album "Lucky Old Sun" and lastly I read that the Beach Boys will be performing in Seattle in Sept. I believe either at Qwest Field or Safeco. Have a good one.
Thanks Cheri, for the info. A group of us Cougars are going to Brian's Hollywood Bowl concert in September. Should be a fun night.

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 5:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Hawthorne CA
Message: Keith and Wade thanks for all your efforts. There are talkers and doer's in this world. You guys are the ones making it happen. And of course John. We have all benefited from All Johns Efforts. Keith the guy who is a Hawthorne Legend in the Business Community is Dan O'hara. Here is his info. O'Hara, Dan - Dan O'Hara & Association Realtors(310) 679-2267 11950 Inglewood Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250 He has tons of Business Connections and he is a Great Guy. Good Luck !
Thanks Dennis...

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 4:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Paco, I think you are talking about the bird calls that they used to sell at Fun Haven and also at the Fantasyland MagicShop at Disneyland. They came in little paper envelopes and were called Swiss Warblers. I used to love those things because you could slip them in your mouth and no one would know that it was you making all the noise. I also remember their big flaw was the cellophane tearing loose if you didn?t get them wet enough before you started to blow. Take a look HERE and see if this is the same as you remember.
Sounds like the one. I remember those as turkey calls.

Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 4:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: To let you know I am almost finished with the polo shirts to help raise money for the athletic dept. They are gray with a red logo, "Cougar Athletics" on the left breast pocket. I should have them this coming Tuesday. I'd like to get them out in time for the first home football game. Is there going to be one? I feel $20.00 will be a fair price. All proceeds going to the athletic fund. This way people get something for their help. The sizes range from Adult small to extra large. Right now I have 100 shirts, if they sell well I'll continue to get 100 more each time. John, I won't be able to make the picnic as planned. Family wedding up in Oregon that weekend. I could set some aside to sell at the picnic or even have someone take orders for the next batch. Helping the cause, Wade
Hey Wade, How about contasting the school and see if the Students want to sell them locally or on campus? You can call Principal Newell at 310-263-4477 He would know and thanks very much for a great contribution. I'll take an XL and I'm sure lots of Alumni will want them too.

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 2:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Okay folks the Sponsorship Package has been completed for about a week now. I am not sure if John put a button up to download or not. I need some help. I need some company names I can contact about sponsorship. Don't worry about a gym or health club. I have one coming in and more than likely in as a major sponsor. But I need some input from everyone since I do not live there and do not know the business's there anymore. So email me or put some ideas down. Instead of wasting time getting $100 donations from a bunch of people it is a whole lot easier to get a few corporate sponsors contributing bigger dollars. And it is alot less work. So come one and give me some info.
Keith, No one is "Wasting Time" here. If you want businesses in Hawthorne, go on Google or Yahoo and search businesses Hawthorne CA. or call the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce (310) 676-1163...

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 2:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: While watching Laurel and Hardy, it jogged a memory, does anyone remember the little half moon about the size of a dime whistles that you put on the roof of your mouth..and whistled? I need a life...
I must have missed those. Try here. I'm sure someone remembers them.

Name: Sheree Klingenhagen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 11:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Big Bear City, CA
Message: I have finally had a Cougar siteing!!!! I was working at the Village Cookie Shop in Big Bear Lake on friday and who should come in but Dan Johnson class of '77! I didn't make it to Lake Arrowhead for the Which One's Pink concert but hope you guys play up here again soon, these mountains only rock when I put on an album! Yes, it's usually Jethro Tull some things just don't change, haha!
Hey Sheree, Thanks for the great Sighting. I was wondering where Dan was hanging....

Name: Bruce Bellare ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 10:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Murrieta, Ca.
Message: Hi, I am kinda looking for anyone who knew me. Just got a lap top and am learning how to use it. I am a long distance truck driver trying to find any information or the whereabouts of the following people. Joe Forbes, Cynthia McPhee, David Banks, Joe Webber, Penny Stiffler and many more. Unfortunately I dont know how to use this web site yet, but I will get it figured out. Please feel free to e-mail me. I usually only can get on line once a week. Thanks, Bruce Bellare
Hi Bruce and welcome. To find people on the Alumni List click here, then click on the white thingy next to the Class in question and click the select button. Then click on the white thingy next to the classmate's name and click on Get Email Address. If you want to look up another person, close the small classmate window and press the F5 button on your keyboard or just refresh the screen. For SPAM reasons you have to refresh the screen before you select another classmate. Good luck and thanks for letting your friends know you're here...

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 27, 2008, 6:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Golly Gee, another year already? Well, I guess I need to wish my sister Debbie Miles a very happy birthday. And while I?m here I?ll sneak in best wishes for JB on his special day tomorrow.
Thanks Jer' and Happy Birthday Debbie.

Name: Tracy Turner ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 26, 2008, 2:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: HELLO COUGARS, Photos and Video are uploaded at from class of 1978 30 year reunion. We also donated $1000 to the Hawthorne High Sports Program from money raised at the event. Thanks to all 1978'ers who helped. Everyone had a good time. Rock On
Hey Tracy, So glad your reunion worked out for the 78ers. I know there was some concern. Thanks very much to the class of 78 for the generous sports donation. We are slowly creeping up the goal ladder.

Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 24, 2008, 12:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, Ca
Message: Our fundraising is finally gaining some traction. We have about 75 donors who have contributed $11,500 so far, approaching the milestone of 20% of our target. As John has said before, we have about 250 regulars on CT, so there is lots of room for new contributors. Also, lean on your HHS friends who may not be readers of CT. And don't give any money this year to public television or Presidential candidates--they already have enough money and are cause is a personal threat to all who have passed through the hallowed halls of HHS. Come on Cougars, dig deeper!

Name: Jolene Vallejo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 24, 2008, 12:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bailey
Class: 1988
City & State: Lawndale, CA
Message: I just wanted to send out another BIG thank you to everyone who attended the HHS Athletics Program Pancake Breakfast - We had a good turn out - And a HUGE THANK YOU to Richard Witte for sponsoring my son this year - It was definitely an honor to meet you today - John, you really missed a good time - Richard said that he was going to pay for your breakfast :) I will try to keep everyone updated on any upcoming events at the school - All of your support is priceless!!!
Hi Jolene, Glad you had a great turnout and sorry for not making the breakfast, had a family thing come up yesterday morning. Richard, you could have still paid for my breakfast Again thanks to all for your support of our HHS Athletic Program. Just wondering how Leuzinger and Lawndale are progressing on their athletic fund raising. Does anyone know?

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 23, 2008, 12:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Paco, gee it sounds like you when you were at Juan De Anza School he might still have been alive. Have a great birthday.
Juan De Anza was actually in Paco's class.

Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 23, 2008, 8:45 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca

Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 23, 2008, 8:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to my oldest best friend Howard Duran AKA “Paco’ we met at Anza School 60 years ago next month. I´ll be back from China in couple weeks Paco and I´ll bring you an XL full body Speedo swimming suit “O’ maybe just an Olympics neon T shirt. Have a great day with family
Happy Birthday Big Doo Doo Daddy!!!

Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 22, 2008, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
Message: John, sorry to add this type of post but, will the person belonging to, please remove me from their address book. Thank you.
Hi Barb, Just checked and no one on the Alumni List has that email address.

Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 21, 2008, 10:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Had an interesting Cougar sighting yesterday morning...I am a member of South Torrance Lions and we meet for breakfast on wednesdays. On arriving yesterday I was told we had a new member being inducted. I introduced myself to him and he said he grew up in Hawthorne. Ron Varnell (63) said he grew up around 135th and Shoup. There seem to be Cougars everywhere you turn in the South Bay. By coincidence it was my turn to provide the speaker for the meeting and I had arranged for Sid Semon to be the speaker. Sid was an NFL official for over 20 years and was a coach at HHS starting in 1959. Sid was also a baseball coach at my alma mater, USC in 1957 and coached the national champion 1958 team. I remember Sid as the golf coach at HHS during my years there. Is it too early to start talking about the SC/UCLA football game John?
Hey Clark, Great Cougar Sighting, and as far as USC-UCLA is concerned, whats to talk about

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 21, 2008, 5:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Warm up the Tivo's,it's Laurel and Hardy this weekend on TCM..

Name: Sande Gosper ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 21, 2008, 4:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bashaw
Class: 1968
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: Hi '68 Cougars - Just wanted to remind everyone that our 40th reunion is just around the corner. Can't tell you how much fun it has been tracking down old Cougs! I know you will be sorry if you miss it - we have many things planned. Please go the the Cougartown reunion page for details or shoot me an e-mail - I would love to hear from you. All alumni are welcome - hope to see you there! Go to to register. Oh, one more thing - Yes Janet Amuchastegui - you need to come :-)