Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2008, 3:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Acworth, GA
Message: Hey John, Didn't mean to be a downer for anyone. I suppose I do miss home though. They say home is where your heart is. My heart never left California. It is beautiful here in Acworth. I have a home bordering a forest and the sunsets are to die for. However, without the people you love around you, it presents an emptiness that can't be fulfilled by any materialistic possession or endeavor. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday....I think it is because the point of the day is giving thanks, being grateful and celebrating family, friends and terrific food....some of my favorite memories involve sitting around the dinner table talking, eating, drinking, laughing.....and what is more quintessentially thanksgiving than that? Peace out
Name: Pat Serbanic ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2008, 2:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Salem, Oregon
Message: Has anyone heard from Rick Pill in the last 40-some years? Inquiring mind wants to know. Hi to all the Cougars I met in ancient history.
Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2008, 12:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Acworth, GA
Message: In the warmth of Autumn old Thanksgiving is being pushed aside by all the commercialism of Christmas. The mantra of buy, buy, buy being shoved down our throats the day after Halloween. Have you noticed how its now called the Holiday Season, sorta lumping Thanksgiving and Christmas together. I love Thanksgiving, I don't think it gets the attention it deserves, of course retailers can't commercialize this holiday like they can Christmas, since all you buy is food and its all about family and being thankful. I truly have alot to be thankful for...this will be the first year since moving to Georgia that I can cook a turkey in my own home.I also tend to feel the odd one out when it comes to decorating since I don't start until sometime in mid~December. When I was a kid we put our tree up a week before Christmas Eve ~ now most people don't wait that long, they usually put it up on the day after Thanksgiving. Any earlier, and I would tire of the decorations, I hope I don't sound like a Scrooge here, it is just the way I like it, and I am certainly not downing anyone if they like decorating earlier. I think I will make a nice cup of spiked egg nog and pour over old pictures of Thanksgiving and Christmas's past. I guess living alone is taking its toll. I hope all my friends here at Cougartown have a wonderful Thanksgiving and and a wonderful holiday season!! I will leave you with this thought: He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.~J.A. Shedd
Name: Gary Poltash ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2008, 9:52 pm - HHS Time
Message: Greas dog, you didn't stay up late studying for tests as i recall. You were only focused on scoring some tang or defying Otto's friday night play configurations.
Name: Connie Cook Bromby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2008, 8:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Wofford Heights, CA
Message: Can anyone tell me where Cindy Appleton is today. I have lost contact with her and would like to find her.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2008, 6:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: long beach, ca
Message: The Milk Bone website states that they will annouonce the winner of the Milk Bone spokes dog on January 8, 2009. Let's cross our fingers and hope Zach the Lap Dog is top dog. Only two days to go and I'll be in Kauai. I'm ready for vacation.
Name: Patti Barry ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2008, 5:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Austin, TX
Message: We haven't heard anything from the Milk Bone folks. I'm assuming that if good ole Zach was a contender we would have by now. Thank you so much for all your support, Cougar friends! If we hear anything, we'll let you know.
Name: Tammy Nichols ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2008, 12:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Omaha NE
Message: Any word on how Zach the Lap Dog did?
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 20, 2008, 1:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: long beach, ca
Message: Happy belated birthday Mo and Co. Hope you had a very happy day.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 20, 2008, 1:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to the Trott Sisters from the Bierman Sisters! We hope it's all good and special congrats to Mo on retirement. We still owe you a celebration night out for that - XOXO
Name: Larry/Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 20, 2008, 8:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Happy Birthday to the Trott Ladies. Met you both in your Freshman year,lost a few years, but Our John brought us all back with COUGARTOWN. Hope you both have a great Birthday.
Name: BRUCE (McMEANS)HANSON ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 19, 2008, 11:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: CATHLAMET WA.
Message: PACO DO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH BRUCE HOOVER?
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 19, 2008, 6:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Keith, they rebuilt Dana and in doing so put it more centralized on the property. The fields along 135th are now a parking lot, baseball and softball fields are in the back on the Isis side and a Junior, or Pony sized field, is supposed to go up on the Aviation side in the future. Least, that was the last I heard.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 19, 2008, 4:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: I was just on Google Earth. I was looking at the old neighborhood. Can someone tell me what are all the buildings near Dana where all the grass and baseball fields were. And has anyone here spent some time in Sydney Australia or around Bondi Beach. Just want to know a few things before going. Thanks
Name: Cal Kappen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 19, 2008, 3:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oceanside CA
Message: I was reading the feedback on airline employees and just wanted to say I worked for TWA for 34 years until they went belly up. AAL bought their assets and kept us on until 911 hit the airline industry. Since they didn't give us any seniority when we came over we were the first ones to hit the street. I went to St Louis to work for six months until I turned 62 and retired. Happiness is seeing the Arch in the rearview mirror!
Name: Marsha Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 19, 2008, 8:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Maureen and Coleen Trott. We were in the same kindergarten class and here we are......still friends and OLD.Wishing you a great birthday and many many more!
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 18, 2008, 9:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Athens, Greece
Message: Where are Paco's pics?
Name: Vicky Aliabadi ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 18, 2008, 5:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Monica
Message: Happy Birthday Pam "Wyatt" Hintze - When you come back down to the Hawthorne area, we will have to go out and celebrate.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 18, 2008, 11:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Is Billy Lyons, Timmy Lyons' brother?
Name: Jolene Vallejo ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 17, 2008, 9:47 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lawndale, CA
Message: Cougar sighting - I went to the last game of the season vs. Santa Monica on Friday and sitting in the stands on the Santa Monica side but wearing his Cougar scarlet and gold jacket was Coach Casillas - For those of you from the earlier years of HHS, he was one of the Varsity Coaches in the 80's to 90's - It was a little hard to believe that after 24 years, my old science teacher remembered who I was - Anyway, it made my night since we didn't win and my son didn't get to play - Hopefully next year will be better!
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 16, 2008, 1:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro Hill, Ca
Message: Wade, Wade, Wade. Staying up to cram for a test? I was lucky enough to have friends who had the same classes just before me, and would fill me in on the questions/answers that were on the test. Not that I didn't do my homework, I just wanted to get an 'A' on the tests and have a headsup on what to expect. I seem to remember that Steve Duel, Mike Payne (whatever happened to him, I never see him at the reunions), and Doug Seapara copying my answers in Miss Violet Clark's English class. She was one tough cookie...scared the heck outta me. In that classroom I was surronded by Steve sitting behind me, Mike in front and Doug to the right of me. Talk about being teased relentlessly!!...but, hey, who could resist the charms of these handsome boys, and I, such a sweet and shy girl...(yeah, right!) Doug Seapara, where are you? Would love to catch up and see how you are doing. Mike Payne too...never see that southern boy at any of the reunions. Steve Duel (a Fire Fighter/Captian in Torrance), chime in and give us the 411 would ya. Oh, if I only knew then what I know now.....we had some good looking guys in the class of '72. Well, come to think of it...being a freshman, the upper classmen where easy on the eyes too. If I could only go back in time and not of been so shy and timid....(sigh), I could of had way more fun! But hey, it's not over yet!!!!! :)))
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 16, 2008, 2:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, California
Message: Debbie Lee, sharing in the loss of your father, much sympathy to you. To all Coug's, can you believe the fire situation here in So Cal? There are many alumni living in these areas, hope you are all safe. I'm working on a project for work and these late nights turn into early mornings quick. Do you remember those late nights studying for tests and what we did to stay awake? Any thoughts?
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 15, 2008, 7:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Salt Lake City Utah
Message: Hello John, It was in '61, I and Gene Gutierrez were going South on a wet Hawthorne Blvd in my '40 ford coupe. After a spring shower, which left the highway slick with an oil film, I lost control and started to spin out. I hit two cars parked in front of a bar in Lennox and bent up my front end pretty bad. The guys came out of the bar, one came over and said he had just bought it on the lot next door and was inside for a drink before going home. Well, I took the Olds engine out and bought another '40 and put it into it. The only problem was that it had a dented left front fender. I decided to go to Ford Obsolete to pick up another fender, and guess what? There was my old '40 that I sold for $25 as junk! They wanted, I think, $75 for the remaining good fender! I couldn't bring myself to buy it so I left for home. I never was very business savvy. Times were changing fast and I was happy to just stay in the time zone I was in. I had three '40 Fords all with Olds'. Awhile back I sent you a photo of a '28 Ford shell with Alan Hauge, Danny Kieffer and myself in the photo. This was going to be the coolest rod at the A&W, my last car before joining the Navy. Would you show that photo with this post?
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 15, 2008, 6:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: South Bay
Message: Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, Debbie Lee. I hope you receive lots of comfort during this time.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 15, 2008, 6:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Parker, Az
Message: Prayers to all our Cougars and family that may be in the Yorba Linda, Brea, Sylmar, Chino Hills, and anywhere else that's burning. God Bless and good luck to you all.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 15, 2008, 8:48 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: My condolences also goes out to the Lee Family over their loss.
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 14, 2008, 5:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro Hill, CA
Message: Dear Debra Lee, Heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family on the loss of your dear father.
Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 14, 2008, 3:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Sad news. Debra Lee (McGregor), Class of '72, lost her father last night to illness. Mr. Henry Lee was one of the "Little Rascals", appearing in ten episodes when the series was known as Spanky and Our Gang.
Name: Madeline Pelland ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 14, 2008, 2:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hi Neil, although we don't know each other, other than both of us attending Hawthorne High, I just wanted to say how happy I am for you that your granson is home safely from Iraq, I can only imagine how happy you and your family are to have him home and especially at this time of the year for the holidays. ALl the very best to him in the future...........