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Name: Kirk Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 27, 2009, 8:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
Message: Hello from the Rockie Mountains! I have a Beach Report for you-all, The Beach Boys will be at the Air Force Academy March 6th at Arnold Hall at 7:30pm. I'll be there wearing my school colors/lettermens jacket and of course my cowboy hat. Hope to see all the HHS grads there. Keithfer wore a BRA! At least he got the spilling wright Halbeck!
Name: Allan McIver ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 27, 2009, 7:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
Message: Is the Ralph Williams discussion still active. Ralph Williams ran a car dealership in Edmonton, Alberta CANADA during the 1970's. I know he had other operations in the U.S. as well. He was loud, abrasive and tried a new style of selling cars here in Western Canada at least. He was magnetic and for the first year he did his own commercials. Then Cal Worthington came along with his dog Storm and handled the commercials after that. I am not sure if Cal bought the dealership from Ralph but I don't recall seeing Mr. Williams again doing the commercials. By the late 1970's Ralph Williams Noralta Motors was gone. I really want to know what happened to Ralph. Is he still alive etc. Allan McIver Edmoton, Alberta, CANADA
I think Ralph has gone to the big car lot in the sky. Actually Chick Lambert had the dog "Storm". He worked for Ralph Williams for awhile, and did his commercials. Cal Worthington's dog was a takeoff on Storm, and was called Spot. It started out as a dog and morphed into all kinds of animals.
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 27, 2009, 7:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Centinela Park. My uncle, Phil Daher, was the Parks and Recreation Director for the city of Inglewood in the late 60's and early 70's. He left to take the same job for the city of Fresno when the Inglewood city council wouldn't let him proceed with his plan to convert Centinela Park into a golf course. In the long run, that might not have been such a bad idea. I remember a boy scout jamboree in the park in around 1957 or 1958. Thousands of boy scouts running all over the hills looking for girl scouts. At that age, we just didn't know why!
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 27, 2009, 4:49 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Ramona, CA
Happy Birthday Kel....
Name: Dan'l Webb ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 26, 2009, 11:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Apple Valley, Minn.
Message: John, These B/W photos of Inglewood are fantastic. Every scene seems so familiar. Are there any of Centinela Park? We had a Boy Scout camp-out there, which stretched the bounds of good judgement even in 1969-70. I hope you will eventually disclose your source for these gems. Are they from one of those limited edition "hometown" books? Thanks, and keep 'em coming.
Hi Dan, Jerry Miles HHS66 sent them to us. Thanks again Jer'....
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 26, 2009, 9:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Yorba Linda CA
Message: WAIT!!?? Keith Jones only wrote 2 sentences and used theword BRA???
Dale, You must be soooooooooooo lonely
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 26, 2009, 7:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Jessie I know what you mean. That where my mom bought my first bra too. hehehe
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 26, 2009, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Penney's, best teeshirts of all time; Penney's Townscraft Teeshirts. Every color available, if you wanted white. Townscraft Teeshirt, a pullover from the Military Store, Levis and Thom McCann Twisters now that was a look. I showed up dressed like that to UCLA and they thought I was from Mars.
Been wearing Penneys Tshirts since high school, at least, but you just couldn't beat the long lost Towncraft.
Name: El Rojo & Ida ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 26, 2009, 6:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: KUNA, ID
Message: The stories on the gas staions and the look at those cars dates us. As a matter of fact my last working day of my life will be tomorrow. At least setting an alarm that I usually woke up before it went off. It's been a long row to hoe. C-Town has definitely helped our down time. It will still be a pleasure to see and read the " Haps " that are going on. Thanks J.B. and the rest of you Cougs that have been part of our enjoyment. We'll still be here so if you want to give us a shout, gitter on! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Hey Jake, Well congrats on the retirement. We'll be here too, maaaann
Name: Jessie Koehn ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 26, 2009, 4:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Corral
Class: 1974
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Boy, does this picture bring back a flood of memories! Thisis where we shopped for everything! This is where my mom bought me my first bra and pantyhose! I hope I can say that on feedback ha!
I got mine at Sears....
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 26, 2009, 3:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; Do you remember when gas was only 19.9 cents per gallon for regular at the El Cheapo gas station on N/B LaBrea in Inglewood, just north of Florence Ave.. It was one of the only serve yourself gas stations back then all of the other gas stations had attendents to pump gas for you and wash your window and check under the hood (Maaaaan am I old or what). I don't think there are any full service gas stations in existance anymore. I used to fill up my VW Bug for $4.00 and drive to work all week. I also, on the other hand, remember filling up my 350 Chevy Biscayne every night for cruising and racing as it liked to drink petrol with 3/56 rears. I think high test gas was 35 cents a gallon. I used to go to hawthorne airport and get fuel sometimes, as the plane fuel was a higher test gasoline. There also used to be a place in Torrance, I believe on PCH called WILCAP that sold racing fuel mixtures. I used to buy fuel there for my 650cc punched out to 700cc Triumph motorcycle when I was going to race it
Some states have full service stations as laws do not allow just anyone around the gas pump, however those days are gone in CA.
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 26, 2009, 12:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Palma, Ca
Message: For those car guys, this weekend is the Big 3 swap meet at the stadium in San Diego. Friday 12 noon til 6 pm, Sat. 8am to 6 pm, and Sunday 8am til 2pm. I'll be there selling. Stop by and say hello. My spaces are ED18 & 19. Should be a lot of Cougar sightings out there. John, yes I do play my accordian there!
Thanks Wayne....
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 26, 2009, 10:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: What a photo....30.9 Gas and all those classic cars.
Yep, now that'll take you WAAAAYY back
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 25, 2009, 11:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: I talked to Bill Shultz this morning and he is doing pretty well with his hip replacement surgery. He is walking around a little bit and is in the VA rehab center going through the routine. He doesn't know when he will be released yet, but thinks it will be fairly soon. He seems to be in good spirits. Told me a Catholic priest came to see him this morning and he thought, "Holy crap, I'm worse off than I thought!" Fortunately, it was just a check in visit.
Thanks John....
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 25, 2009, 8:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: To the class of 1977, I received word that Lillian Calix passed away on February 20th. There will be a service at Grace Chapel, Inglewood Cemetary on Friday, February 27th. If you would like to send the family condolences, please send it To: Calix Family, 10609 Mansel Avenue, Lennox, CA 91304.
Our condolences to the Calix family.
Name: Lori Garcia ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 24, 2009, 11:08 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Padelford
Class: 1981
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: Hi Cougars I have been trying to get in touch with Larry Culbertson class of 79 and his email address in ctown is no longer valid. Can someone get word to him to call me on my cell #310-863-2583 or email me. Thanks in advance:)Lori
Good luck Lori. Please make sure your email addresses and other info are current, Cougs.
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 24, 2009, 7:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hello John and fellow Cougars; I'm really enjoying the old photos of our neighboring city to the north. Back in the 50's my mom was a PBX switchboard operator for a medical telephone exchange about a block away from Sears. This was decades before cell phones, voice mail, even beepers. Most of the doctors and lawyers in the LA area would have their phone lines routed through an exchange like this and when they were out of their office they would call in and pick up their messages, or if an emergency, the exchange could usually find them wherever they were and give them the information. My favorite Sears memory is when Barbara surprised me with a present for my 23rd Birthday. It was a Winchester Centennial 66 Carbine that she bought at Sears for the staggering price of $125.00. That was about two weeks pay back in those days. And I still have the rifle and Barbara, I'm a very lucky man. Hope to see you all on the 14th. M.S.
Hey Mike, Yep, I put one on layaway at the same time; paid 10 dollars down and it's still there, I guess. Just couldn't figure out how to come up with that exorbitant amount of money at 22 years of age. So now I just go to Mike's and pretend his is mine
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 23, 2009, 10:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1976
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Diana Morgan didn't go to HHS, but she went to St. Joseph's (8th grade Class of '73). Cougs from St. Joe's knew her, and others may know her brothers from scouting... I'm sending this message on from Steve Rothans. Friends, As many of you know, Diana Morgan Wiggins (Steve & Brian Morgan's sister and David Morgan's daughter) was found dead in her vehicle in Aztec, New Mexico, on Sunday morning. According to the Coroner's Office, the preliminary indications are that she died of a heart attack while sitting in her vehicle which was parked. There were no signs of trauma or foul play, and no other information is available at this time. Diana was 50 years of age, and leaves a husband Richard and son Morgan who is 19 years old. The services are as follows:
ROSARY - 7 PM Thursday - February 26, 2009 St. Joseph's Catholic Church
500 N. Mesa Verde Aztec, NM 87410
(505) 334-6535
FUNERAL - 2 PM Friday - February 27, 2009 St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
If you would like to send sympathy cards, here are the addresses for the Morgan's:
DAVID MORGAN (Diana's father)
2453 - 645th Avenue
Albia, IA 52531
(641) 932-3231
STEVEN MORGAN (Diana's brother)
5507 Wilma Street
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 370-4488
BRIAN MORGAN (Diana's brother)
222 S. "A" Street
Albia, IA 52531
(641) 680-2331
If you know anyone else who knew the Morgan family please forward this email to them as well.
Warm regards, Steve Rothans
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 23, 2009, 8:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: A big happy birthday to Mike Flatten class of 1964. The best catcher a pitcher ever had!
Happy Birthday Mike....
Name: Cliff Hitchcock ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 23, 2009, 11:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Northridge, Ca
Message: Thanks for the great pictures John. Lots of great memories. The current shot shows the office building that my Dad used to have his office in back in the early 60s. Right behind the IHOP. So I spent a lot of time at that Sears Store. Along with the Novelty store that was located right next to the Sears. That Sears as I recall had 3 levels and a big excalator that connected the floors. Like Arlo said in Alices Resturant, you could get almost anything you wanted there. I remember getting my first pair of Beatle Boots from that Sears! The fellow that turned the Lennox theatre into a mattress store lived nearby. In the late 50s his daughter used to babysit us. I remember he had a very old flatbed truck with no sides, just a flatbed and a cab. When I knew them, the old Lennox building kinda gave me the creeps. I'm sure in its heyday it was beautiful but when I knew the building it was just old and musty. Now I am old and musty.
I can't recall ever seeing a movie there. It, like you said, looked a little creepy to me.
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 22, 2009, 11:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece
Message: There have been some comments concerning the Lennox Theater. I remember it in the late forties. I can?t remember when they started having a sort of lottery night and people could win money or prizes. I just remember a lot of people were hoping to win something. I think it was in response to television i.e. it was the theater?s attempt to pull in customers. The Lennox was never a luxurious cinema, but I remember a couple of movies that I saw there. One of them was Bedtime for Bonzo with Ronald Reagan playing second fiddle to a chimp. Another was Anna with Silvana Mangano (sp?). It was a very sexy movie back then and the music from the movie became a world wide hit. Although it was an Italian movie, I think that Silvana sang the song in Spanish. Do I ramble? Nevertheless, it was nice to read the comments as always. We did spend a lot of time at the movies when we were kids. And I too remember going to the movies alone or with my younger sisters when we were very small. I don?t think that would be advisable anymore. What happened to people between then and now? Carry on Cougars! Jim Peppers
Name: Andrea Rossi ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 22, 2009, 9:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1982
Message: Hi Everyone.....I need help.......does anyone know where I can take my computer in to see if it has crashed? or if its not that, what the heck is it? :} Also, If I remember correctly is there an alumni who is currently a hair dresser in Redondo Beach? please email me directly.........thanks!
I take mine to Alltech Electronics on Eshelman and Lomita Bl. Good guys and do a good job with anything computer-wise. 310-539-2260
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 22, 2009, 6:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: I have mentioned this before but Lennox Theater was a favorite hangout when I was little. My sister and I used to go there a lot. I lived near Lennox Blvd and Inglewood Ave at the time. I was eight when we moved, my sister was 10. I would never send a child that young to the show today without adult supervision. I actually had a mattress that came from the old theater. It was a real cheapo. If you want to see a lot of pictures of Inglewood just Google collection of Inglewood and open the first item. Scroll down to online items and click. Lots of 50's, 60's and 70's and earlier photos.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 22, 2009, 9:48 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: John-Wow, Inglewood has really changed! And how 'bout El Segundo? Sepulveda & Rosecrans looks completely different! We would be totally lost. The beach cities still look pretty much the same though, I think. Haven't driven down Highland in a few years, but I suspect it remains as we all remembered it. I also remember walking to the beach - but not barefoot! Actually, we hitchiked a good deal of the time - now who would do THAT today?!? Keep the pictures coming, John - they're great! Betty
Thanks Betty