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Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2009, 1:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: The newer picture of St. Josephs Catholic Church reminded me of when that structure was almost finished Richard Gahlbeck and I climbed that tower (on the inside there is a steel ladder up the wall to the bellfry area) and Rich & I climbed up & out and were 'amazed' by the view. We could see all over Hawthorne (or so it seemed). Since we did this before the sun went down we also worried the passing motorists below could see us and might call the cops as we tried to hide behind the corner columns. I guess after five minutes we decided to climb down again through the tower and the smell of wet cement. We exited and rode away on our bicycles all excited with our new perspective from up there. I told my Mom about it and she wasn't pleased to say the least.
Just another chidhood adventure. I remember climbing the ladders on the billboard sign behind the Standard station on Hawthorne and Imperial. What a view and a little scary too. Thanks Jim...
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2009, 11:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Howard, nice pictures of Bobby Bausman.
Name: Debra McGregor ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2009, 9:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Lee
Class: 1972
City & State: Lancaster, CA
No E-mail
Message: Visiting my friend in Ojai and she has a computer, so I thought I would visit my friends on Cougartown. I plan on getting back on the Internet by Feb. Thank you Larry Bach for announcing on Cougartown & letting those of you out there who knew by Dad about his passing a week before Thanksgiving. I miss him, but he went in peace and left me lasting memories I'll cherish forever. Hope all out there had a Merry Merry and a Happy New Year, continued with blessings throughout 2009. Hope to make it to a few Cougar Outings this year. Haven't had a chance to catch up on feedback and plan to now. God bless ya everyone ...
Hey Debra, Maybe we'll see you at Cruise Night which will be the 14th of March this time. Thanks for checking in.
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2009, 8:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, California
Message: JB, Sloey, the Sooners need an offensive co-ordinator. The Gators were good, but without an explosive offense, the Sooners were laters when it came to scoring. They waited and waited instead of seizing the opportunity to score. Now, how many Cougs would be interested in getting back together for the golf tourney? We need at least 40 players. I was thinking we could use this opportunity to help raise more money for the HHS's Athletic Fund. Need to know by the end of the month.
How about needing a defensive coordinater
Re Golf Tournament: Wade, some of the golfers from last year's tournament still need a refund. Please ask Jill.
Name: EL & IDA ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 12, 2009, 6:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Just wanted to give you an update JB and the other Cougs who know us, Jude's doing well. Got back from the Doc., a week late going to the Doc because of a snow storm leaving a drift on our road 4' deep and 50' long and wide! Couldn't move until our neighbor got his "bobcat" out. A little skip loader to most of you that don't know the lingo. But she's doing well. Can't put any weight on her leg for another 3-5 weeks because of the severity of the break. But She's tough, kind of like that old song from the 50's " she's so tough" by the Cuff Links or maybe Lynx, can't remember exactly which. But she's on the mend and sitting here, in her wheelchair, watching eveything I write. By the way Alan Nelson, your poem was a true classic. We loved it. A tremendous addition to the C-Town legacy. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU ALL. Jake N Jude.
Get well Judi and quit falling down
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 12, 2009, 6:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: The Reunions page has been updated to make it a little easier to navigate. Still making and adding changes but should be done in a few days. The classes of 59, 69, and 89 have new Reunion info added.
Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 11, 2009, 6:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey CA
Message: Hey Cougs, had another Cougar sighting today at the Long Beach Veterans Stadium Car Swap Meet, our own Accordion player, Wayne Dickey, he is in good spirits, and on both feet(Ha!Ha!). Later DN
Good one Don, thanks for the sighting.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 11, 2009, 6:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Class of 1959: Does anyone have venue information on your 50 year reunion? Please email me. Thanks very much...
Name: Karen Kuehl (KK) ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 11, 2009, 4:44 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: Those are some really cool pictures and articles submitted by Denny Unfried. I hope there are more of them. It's always fun to look at familiar places and then see what they looked like way back when before I came along. Thanks for the history lessons, Denny!
Yes, thanks again Den'....
Name: Dawn Gray ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 10, 2009, 2:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Rigdon
Class: 1978
City & State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: I just wanted to say Hi to Dawn Moffit and thanks for the "Hey" and of course I remember you, we only had like a bunch of classes together all through school, lol Also I just wanted to say this site is awesome and we are so lucky to have John Baker to do this site for us all. I tell everyone I know about it. Also I wanted to say hi to Randy Palmer I was wondering how he's doing? Oh and here was a odd thing that happened to me a few years back I walked into the local award shop and got hired and the owner just happened to graduate from HHS, go figure? It's such a small world sometimes, lol Ok be good everyone and enjoy
Thanks Dawn. . . . .
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 10, 2009, 1:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: Thanks Michael for the timely reminder that we all need to re-up our shopping card numbers to continue our FREE MONEY donations to HHS.,, and (Vons) programs are vital to Cougartown's continued support of HHS programs. If you shop at any of those stores PLEASE sign up your card number to support HHS. It will only take a few minutes of time on your computer and it will not cost you a single dime!
Thanks Sharon for the reminder. I just re-uped mine at Vons.
Name: Karen Sullivan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 10, 2009, 10:05 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harrison
Class: 1971
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: On my last post i asked if anyone knew the where abouts of Janice Williams...a few days later I got an email from Janice. She is alive and well in Cozumel! Great to hear from her. Thanks, John for such a great website!!
Hey Karen, Now see, they're all out there, you just have to ask
Name: Patti Gutierrez-Stevens ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 10, 2009, 9:48 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Gutierrez
Class: 1986
City & State: Henderson, Nevada
Message: I haven't been to the site in awhile, love the new look and layout. The poem was awesome by Alan. Keep up the great work John. Happy New Year!
Thanks very much Patti and thanks for checking in.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 9, 2009, 3:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas Rocks
Message: I didn't feel a thing either John, but my house is always rock'en! Anyways just got back from shopping at Albertsons, look at my receipt and notice "the link to your School (Hawthorne) or Organization will expire 02/28/09! Visit to relink your card."So all Cougars look at your receipts and renew your link so that we can continue to support Hawthorne High School.
Great tip Michael, thanks very much.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 9, 2009, 11:23 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas or Bust
Message: John, I see your shaking in L A again, with that 4.5-magnitude quake this morning.
Didn't feel a thing.
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 9, 2009, 9:38 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Longpre
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: I just received news on my birthday, yesterday, that I will be starting my chemo on Tuesday. I'm already taking the new daily pill. I'm asking for prayers from you, and your prayer groups/churches. The more prayers going up....and it would be nice to hear success stories from people. I'm working on a positive attitude. Not an easy task. Thank you in advance. Thank you John for the site.
Prayers with you Adrianne.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 8, 2009, 9:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
Message: Very good game tonight, Tim Tebow is as unique a talent as he is a person. But I think there should be a +1 game, Florida play the next best team to see who would win and personally, I think Utah beats them. Greasbys, I feel your pain.
Name: Barney McArdle ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 8, 2009, 8:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: San Antonio, Texas
Message: Saw a note from Les Ward from my class of 1958 and wanted to say hey. Haven't seen Les since 1958. Good to see and hear from you. Any other 1958'ers out there? Haven't corresponded in a long time and wanted to say hello to John Baker and Russell also.
Hey Barney, Glad to see you're still out there, feedbacking or not. Thanks for the shout.
Name: RICK MECCA ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 7, 2009, 7:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
Hi Rick, Thanks for the feedback and if the class of 69 has a reunion in the planning stages, please fill me in so all can see what's going on.
To all Cougars: I know I keep saying this but PLEASE make sure your address info is correct on the Cougartown Info System so you can be contacted by your reunion committee. There are about 200 on the list with incorrect addresses, so if you've moved in the last couple of years please check your information to make sure it's up to date. Thanks for helping out.
Name: Steve Hunley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 7, 2009, 12:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1980
City & State: Tucson, Az
Message: Hey, Lorie Holmes...was reading this page and you squaking about no 1980 folks writing in....well, here I am! Haahahaha
Hey Steve, Thanks for checking in. We need more 80s and 90s people here. Please add your info to the Alumni List. Thanks again....
Name: Les Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 6, 2009, 9:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Kalaheo, HI
Message: Hi Everybody, Just thought I would say Hi. Also see if I can stir up some activity from the "58 era". Hope ya'll have a great 2009. Aloha, Les
Hey Les, I thought the article posted above would stir up something.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 6, 2009, 1:20 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: I'm back and ready to ship out the shirts so keep those orders coming folks! Nashville was GREAT, got to see Dave Krikac who is truly a man of God in his kindness and good works. The GEAR Foundation is a noble cause and is worthy of our support so if you need a charity make them yours. Many Biermans in the Midwest and I think I met at least half of them at the wedding of Nathan Bierman and his beautiful bride Kelly. Told everyone I met that I grew up in Hawthorne and they were all green with envy. I did take time to visit dear old Jack Daniel's place. Happy New Year to all Cougartowners everywhere, especially you, dear John. I could never top Alan's or Sue's prose so I'll just say God Bless Us, Every One.
Hey Sharon, glad you're back and Happy New Year to you, Mike, and Mikey.....
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2009, 9:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Hey Lana Beery Palmese, What a pleasant surprise?I think of you often and fondly and hoped one day I would see a feedback post from you. What great memories! I obviously used the term ?dates? instead of your name to protect your reputation?after all, who would want to be known to associate with a guy who left the drive in theatre without removing the speaker from the window??.twice.!! Hey?weren?t you going to help me pay to get those windows repaired?? Wow, so you are in New York City? you have an accent now? I hope all is well with you and look forward to more posts from the Big Apple. Happy New Year, Carl
Name: Lana Palmese ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2009, 3:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Beery
Class: 1969
City & State: New York, NY
Message: Hi All; Just finished reading all 1100 pages of Feedback and enjoyed every minute of it. One clarification to Carl Johnson....what "dates" are you talking about. I was with you both times you left the speaker in the window! Good health and Happy New Year
Hey Lana, Well geez, that had to take a couple of days, anyway Thanks for checking in and please add your address info to the Alumni List. Happy New Year.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2009, 2:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
No E-mail
Message: That's easy! The Broom Room!
Yes and all this stuff is easy for you Bob
Name: Tammy Nichols ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2009, 2:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Levene
City & State: Omaha NE
Message: I cheated and called my Uncle Robert (DeWald) to ask him the name of the Wich Stand bar. He couldn't remember but, he did share his first time going to The Wich Stand. He was about 12 and my parents were on a date. He remembered everything about my dad's truck. He's a car guy for sure. Anyway, my dad got him a cherry lime Ricky and after a while asked him if he could feel it? Did he feel funny? My dad had him convinced that there was alcohol in it! He really had him going. He shared cars he remembered from there. Like the Mag Monster (I think). A green, 62 Impala. There were more details of course. I shared a couple of recent posts from guys he may have known, Dick Dixon whom he remembered and who was the other guy on this page, class of 63. I'd have to look, the name was familiar to him though. He sure did have a lot car stories. He's one of you guys no doubt.
Hi Tammy, Yes I remember your Uncle Bob and his blue Chevelle, 67 or 68. The last time I saw him was at the Long Beach car swap meet in the early to mid 90s. Also remember your Uncle Don's 56 Chevy....VERY fast. Thanks for the feedback and have Bob check in here sometime.
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2009, 11:23 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, California
Message: Bill Cook, I lived down the street from you from 1959-1964. Your sister Barbara used to guard us when my parents went out. I say guard because my brother and I used to slip out the back door and go through the vacant lots and over the fences to Stan the Postman's house and then out to the street and Hawthorne Intermediate. We traveled through your back yard and the old boat you had back there made for a good hiding place from parents and police. We use to play football in your front yard. I learned a lot from you and the Wolverton's, Tommy Long, Ron Petch, The Anderson's, Pat Burris and your sister about HHS. You were one, along with those mentioned, who took the time to work with and coach us kids. Hey Jim Pasternak, ask your new friend Bob about his younger brother Phil. He and my brother Kirk played ball together, and his Dad, Joe. He use to umpire our games at HALL and HAML. I told Bruce you said hey and he'll be communicating with you soon. Great memories from Bill and Jim. Thanks. JB Happy New Year to you and all Coug's
Hey Wade, Thanks for helping out and Happy New Year.