Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 21, 2008, 12:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland,Orygun
Message: In response to John Crotty: White footballs were used when playing in the snow to make the game more challenging. And the guy with glasses and no uniform is clearly Buddy Holly.. No work tomorrow..too much ice.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 21, 2008, 11:05 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; Didn't coach George Barton later become the Principal at Leuzinger H/S ?
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 21, 2008, 10:47 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John boy; Hope you don't mind, but I'm looking for a good HVAC person to R/R an existing rooftop unit on my home. Beings the way the economy is going, I would just as soon hire an HHS Alumni and keep the money in the family so to speak. If your an HVAC person, contact me at (562) 822-1601. Thanks John Boy
Name: Cal Kappen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 21, 2008, 9:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Oceanside CA
Message: To Russ and Judi Jacobsen and Jim and Mary Jo Benson, Go Boise St! Good luck in the bowl game. I'll be rooting for your team. I hear it is being played in San Diego.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2008, 9:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I think that's a healthy Gary Busey on the top row, far right. Didn't know he was a Cougar.... :))
Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2008, 4:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: That picture could have been one of "many" of the earlier teams who played football at HHS, including the HELMETS. My brother was a JR. in 1956-57, I was a freshman and playing B's as well as him and he was grad class of 58 . I was a 13 year old Frosh playing at that time. We also had no face BAR, or mask. You have to remember that the California High School Federation had weight, height and age limits at that time in order to qualify for your age groups so you didn't play kids out of their realm. Therefore the difference in age, my brother was 16. But it was a challenge when your older brother and his friends were on the same team and you were the practice fodder for their contribution to HHS football. I got continually forearmed by a guy named Rudy Lanham, a Senior, to my lips and because of his weight class, was playing B's, in my face, no face mask at all, that my lips were always split, one way or the other. I always wanted to kick his butt and the other friends of my brother but I needed a little growing in the mind at that time to allow me to do it. But the Helmets...no face guard at all, until the next year and ONE bar made you invincible. Therefore, Cougartown history was made. 25-8-1, in 4 years! 7 of the losses in one year for the class of " SIXTY ". Not too bad for the good guys. And that, my friends, is history. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2008, 3:23 pm - HHS Time
Message: My first year at HHS was 1953, but not one of those guys look even vaguely familiar except the guy third from the right in the front row ... is he a deadringer for Paco or what!!! However, Paco was only about 3 years old then, right? LOL!
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2008, 11:31 am - HHS Time
Message: Here I go again....regular looking football and a white one...also, only guy wearing glasses and no uniform....team manager probably?
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2008, 10:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: NAMES! NAMES! NAMES PLEASE????
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2008, 9:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, Crotty; LOL, that was real football. The first year I played "C" football, that is what we were issued. Hand me downs from the earlier teams. We were at the bottom of the food chain and didn't care, (well some did), as long as we had equipment. In most cases, there weren't even any face guards, causing a few broken noses and loose teeth during practice and games. John Boy, great picture, brings back good memories.
We used to refer to the old leather helmets as "Coconuts", because that what the looked like and sounded like when they impacted each other.
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2008, 8:17 am - HHS Time
Message: And another thing..."Hey, let's take a team photo after practice so our so-called uniforms will be filthy!"
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2008, 5:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: What was the coach thinking? All those ?51 B Football players had hair!
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2008, 4:35 pm - HHS Time
Message: LOOK AT THOSE HELMETS!!!!!!
Name: Roni Kobel (T2) ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2008, 1:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Merry Christmas, Cougs! Click the link
for our greetings. Love you guys!!
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2008, 1:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
Message: Those pictures of the Christmas tree at the Miles house brought back memories, my Dad would tell us that we had to hang the tinsel one strand at a time, if we didn't we had to take the clump off and rehang it. One year my Dad gave my Mom $100, it was in $1 bills taped end to end like a garlandand hung on the tree, pretty good gift for that time. Cindy
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2008, 1:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Great pics Paco, and congrats to Scott.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2008, 10:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Christmas came early for my nephew Scott, Barbara and Mark Morrow's son. Scott received a Christmas card from a client with 2 Lotto scatchers in it, he won $4.00, then bought 4 more...Merry Christmas, he won $10,000.00!!! The peach didn't fall far from the family tree..
Name: Rick McKelvey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 18, 2008, 7:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Haytown
Message: JB, Went back to the beginning and on page 2, Danny Litton said, what do the word's Mr. Sweeny conjure up? Danny, for using the word conjure in a sentence, that'll cost ya 10 de-merits, 25 sit-ups and a lap. Went to Russell Turner 71 and his wife Rochelle Dors-Turner 74, Christmas party last Saturday. In attendance were Cougars, Barbara Ramirez-McKelvey 77, Tom Derrico 71, Bonnie Walker-Derrico 73,Tim Cooper 72, Suzy Churchill-Cooper 69, Steve Welsh 72, Kris Kelly-Welsh 85, Donna Ricks 77, Jess Haslem 73, Nancy Dors-Haslem 73, and Rob Daquila on lead guitar and vocals. A great time was had by all! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
Name: Art LaMere ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 18, 2008, 5:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bettendorf Ia.
Message: Well I here Vegas only has 4 plows good luck. Rick, stand by, it's on it's way to you here in Eastern Iowa it just started to ice. Later tonight we are to get 6 to 8 more inches. Going to be a very white Christmas here. Happy hoildays to all and be safe. I would like to leave you all with a poem my 13 year old daughter Sara wrote. It is called one by one one by one Families are broken Lives are taken souls are stolen innocence is wasted one by one Women cry Men die children are without fathers Thousands killed at each others hands war with out reason like love, never ending thate blooming like flower it never ends.....Please everyone remember the men and women in the service of this fine country. Having served for over ten years I know first hand what it is like to be away at the hoildays so please keep them all in your prayors God bless all and may heavenly father keep all safe, Art
Name: Richard (Rick) Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 18, 2008, 3:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bedford, NH
Message: No problem George - we get regular snow too. Tomorrow, in Southern NH, we expect 6" - 12". We will definitely have a white Christmas! Ski season is here!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 18, 2008, 3:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: Rick, I saw your post regards New Hampshire. That is the setting of my favorite play, OUR TOWN. The class of '62 made it a lasting HHS memory that winter. I have seen the play at least 100 times including an all Hawaiian cast but the HHS version still is the best.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 18, 2008, 2:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; Now I know why I stayed in California and everybody in New Hampshire, New York and Mass. move to Florida when they retire. Sorry, not making fun of your plite in N.H., just glad I'm in California even with all of it's "faults".
Name: Richard (Rick) Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 18, 2008, 12:52 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bedford, NH
Message: I've seen a variety of postings about snow - Las Vegas etc. Yes, winter is here, even if it's not yet "official". Hopefully, the winter season won't bring to you what it brought to us in New Hampshire. Last Thursday night we were the unfortunate recipients of the worst ice storm to hit the northeast in a very long time. We lost power around midnight on Thursday and it finally came back on around 9pm on Tuesday. On Friday, there were approximately 420,00 homes with no electricity in NH. There were more in Vermont, Mass, Maine & upstate New York. Today, it's down to around 65,000 in NH. No electricity means a bit more here than it might in other places. For the most part, we have wells in lieu of public water which means no water to drink, flush etc. We lost phone service and cell service (our local cell tower was damaged during the storm). Most of NH relies on fuel oil for heating - no natural gas. With no electricity, we can't run our furnaces. In order to keep our pipes from freezing (we used forced water to heat our homes), we had to keep fires burning in the fireplace 24/7, which meant getting up every 2 hours all night to keep it burning. The interior temperature in our house on Monday was 38 degrees. So, enjoy the snow, and hope for no ice! And, I'm not going to apologize for this - MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! (The heck with happy holidays.... :)
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 18, 2008, 9:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; Loretta, brought out an interesting subject. Who, HHS Cougars, (and I don't mean older women looking for younger guy's Cougars LOL), on this site have been married the longest? I was thinking, if I added my 3 marriages together, I would have 47 years, does that count LOL.
Name: Loretta/Larry Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 18, 2008, 8:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Seeing the 61 Christmas Dance Picture brought back me back to 1960's Christmas Dance. Every year we hang a Gold bulb on the Tree which has the year and our names on it. They gave them to us when we all had are pictures taken. We have been married 46 years and that special bulb has a place right at the top with a few other special ones. I bet there are alot of other couples who married their High School Sweethearts who have those special bulbs too! I know we are silly, but Christmas brings us back to our youth where the special Memories of Family, Friends and the special cooking that went on around that time and seeing all the decorations, oh yes, can not forget all the family get togethers all the fun on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas day, this all comes back to us. We wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS..ALWAYS A COUG
Name: Darby Tom ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 18, 2008, 1:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: ventura ca
Message: Does anyone know of a car club named embers so cal? My father in law is in the club. We have since re-estabished the club looking for any past members or info or past knowledge of the club thanks.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 17, 2008, 9:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: VegaSnow
Message: 31 years in Vegas...and I've nevered seen it snow like this. Let it Snow, so when can have a white Christmas.
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 17, 2008, 7:13 pm - HHS Time
Message: A little footnote if you will...I can tell, as can all of us, that the '61 Christmas Dance was held in the Boy's gym...in my day we held them at the Memorial Center...but the Proms were always somewhere exotic or romantic....or both.....am I right?
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 17, 2008, 7:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Well, I think the girls in the picture look "HOT!" They all have style and class. That "look" stayed around for at least a decade. THE BIG HAIR...I liked it. I glanced at my '69 yearbook and it was still happening then. But, as far as the guys in the pix, well, that's a different story. You '60s girls...yeah, that's what it was about!
Name: Sheree Klingenhagen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 17, 2008, 5:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Big Bear City, CA
Message: #1, what was that supposed to mean Dale? Remember I am still Vice President in standing of the "We Love Dale Hahlbeck Club" for gosh sakes, it better be a good thing or I could resign!! haha
#2, I am finally having that wonderful Christmas snow fall that I always dreamed of in Hawthorne. We have almost 4 feet in Big Bear City right now and it's absolutely beautiful! I have no where to go and couldn't get there if I wanted to. I was just handed a hot toddy by my hot toddy so I'm a happy girl indeed!
#3 Thank you to Ellis for remembering me! You have made my day to say the least!
Love to all and Merry Christmas!