Name: Jim Frederick (Federico) ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 10:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills ca ,Hanalei Hi,
Message: HEY !! MIKE WINTER !! WOW ! .. So glad to hear your still ALIVE ! We grew up together and went to school from kindergarden on up .... I was just thinking of you the other day ! and BAM ! Here you are on the feedback page ! You missed all the talk a few weeks ago about how we all went bare foot and wore "Go Aheads" (flip flops etc.) Man that was funny how go aheads started a little fire storm on the feedback page ..... I'm recently retired from the F.D. ! AND LOVING IT ! .. Take Bro ! ... Jim Frederick
Name: Art La Mere ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 6:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bettendorf,Iowa
Message: Jim I hope your wallet is big grandmas tent to spend big. I too will be a grandpa again number three and four by Oct. Also my oldest is getting married to a girl that has a boy already so there is number five. Be safe all, Art
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 29, 2009, 9:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: solvang, ca
Message: Sharon can spell as for me I have fat fingeritis, even the smallest one can touch 4 keys at once. Did I mention that I am going to be a Grandpa. Well as Emeril would say about his rue, the plot thickens. My oldest son, Christopher and his wife Bethlyn announced in December they would be parents in August...GREAT! Then Jonathan my second oldest announced that his wife Stacy and he were expecting in September...GREAT! Then, are you ready, do you care, last night in an early birthday celebration for his mother, Colby, the 4th oldest announced that he and his wife Amie are expecting in November, ready...TWINS! 4 grandkids before Christmas! If this continues by the time I get to 75, I'll have 60 grandkids. What a blessing, sorry about the band width. Gramps
Name: Karen Bearns ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 29, 2009, 8:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: REDONDO BEACH
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Melody Bottoms Hough. Besides being friends in high school, we worked together at Northrop Grumman. We were close when she lived in Hermosa but when Mel moved to Arizona, we lost track of each other. She was such a nice and thoughtful person. My condolences to the Bottoms and Manning Family.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 29, 2009, 6:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: See John, we only go to FaceBook to hustle the folks over there onto the CT Feedback page. : )) XOXO And as for Sharon and the spelling thing, Konnie Krislock and the other Hawthorne school teachers are to blame.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 29, 2009, 3:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: I just noticed the name Ole Askehave added recently to the alumni list. Ole was one of our foreign exchange students class of 56. I believe he was from Denmark. It's nice to see more "mature" Cougars sign in. Ole was a really nice guy and cute too. We used to come in early before first period, I believe for Mrs. Ton's Sr. problems class. Several of us had to wait a while for school to start and Ole would tell us about life in Denmark. Really interesting. I recently signed up for facebook, right after all the chatter about facebook. I always said no way. A friend invited me in so I signed up. One name popped up as a possible friend. I recognized the name as Virginia Stites in my graduating class. We went to Disneyland for Sr. Ditch day together with several others. I told her about Cougartown.com and she said she would check in.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 29, 2009, 1:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; Not really HHS related, but, might help someone out there including myself. I recently sold my boat and now have an empty 40 foot by 18 foot slip in front of my home. My wife had major back surgery that subsequently put us out of boating. If anyone has a big boat and is looking for a long term slip rental in Long Beach I have one. This slip will hold up to a 55' vessel, water and electric included. Sorry, no live aboards allowed. if interested, call me at (562) 822-1601 for details, thanks.
Name: Sheri Aust ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 29, 2009, 12:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bishop, CA
Message: Cougar Sighting! I had a conversation with Gregory Bashford while in Southern California with my daughter recently. He inquired where we were from, and I told him, but being in the area, I mentioned that I grew up/graduated from Hawthorne. He says "no kidding?" and I expected him to say he from a nearby city, but he shocked me by sharing that he is also an alumni of HHS. His name is Gregory Bashford, Class of '73. His cousin is Anita Harmon whose name I recognized which shocked him because he said, "Yeah, but she married a Bell and they moved up north" can you imagine my reaction to that when my brother lives near and knows Anita? What a great sighting - I have sort of tried to coordinate one locally that hadn't yet happened by chance. Regarding that, I had a business call a few weeks ago and was talking to a Cougar, Sharon White who is married to another Cougar, Jeff White who says she worked with Miaaka Lester, also a Cougar from the late 70's! She also met the one I've exchanged emails with for awhile, and have been in the same places at the same time many times. I mentioned to Greg that I'd have to post this sighting here if he didn't before I returned, and I have been delayed because I wanted to have his exact last name, and didn't have available until now.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 29, 2009, 11:48 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: Wow, just as I was about to retire my "word book", now Sharon will be proof reading all the feedbacks! Keith and I call foul! We're taking a Mulligan on spelling.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 29, 2009, 11:06 am - HHS Time
Message: Clark honey ... you ARE "young blood"!!! hahaha BTW, when IS the next Cruise Night. Has it been set? Just asking, John, just asking.
Name: Sharon Bierman Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 29, 2009, 12:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: Clark, dear, it's spelled KNACK, not NACK. After 40+ years, I finally win back the title for spelling bee champ... Clark beat me in the finals back in - what, 3rd grade? York school. Clark got the grand prize for winning - a dictionary. He graciously brought it to our 30th reunion celebration; I graciously autographed it for him with a big red lipstick kiss!!!
Name: Maureen Desmore ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 28, 2009, 2:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: My cousin (like a sister) Melody (Bottoms, Jeff Bottoms sister) Hough class of 1973 died today in California. She was only 53 years old. We don't know the details yet on why she died. Melody was part of the Manning Tribe, she has a house in Hermosa Beach and had a house in Prescott Valley, AZ where my sister Susie Manning lives. Melody, Brian & Susie grew up together in Hawthorne and had a lot of fun! My heart is breaking today, again so unexpected. For those of you that knew Melody I will post arrangement information when I have it.
Name: Mike Winter ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 28, 2009, 2:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kalispell, Montana
Message: Hey! I just wanted to say hi to everybody! I'm still alive and well here in Montana! I've been here for almost 28 years. Hope to see all at the reunion this August! I'm planning on being there! Mike Winter (Chip/Chipmonk) and the list goes on......
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 28, 2009, 2:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Cougar Sighting! I seem to have a nack for bumping into younger Cougars. I was at the Sears in Del Amo checking out the Lands End department and a young man approached to ask if he could help. Being as talkative as I was in high school I started a conversation and asked where he grew up. Turned out Giovanni Villanueva is a Cougar from the class of '08. I encouraged him to go on Cougartown and come to a cruise night. Some young blood at Cruise night might be interesting!
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 28, 2009, 1:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: EDH, CA
Message: So where is everyone? At El Pollo Loco? John, when will the next cruise night be?
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 28, 2009, 11:17 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Help! Any "House" fans? Email me.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 27, 2009, 1:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: Notice to all chicken lovers: KFC is giving away a free piece of their new grilled chicken today, 4/27. El Pollo Loco is giving away two pieces and tortillas tomorrow, 4/28. They're following the marketing strategy of freebie meals recently offered by Denny's and IHOP to generate big lines and attention. Maybe if Green Farms BBQ had tried a freebie chicken special they might still be around today. Ha ha
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 27, 2009, 12:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: To everyone whose phone numbers and addresses I once had, please e-mail me with your information. I lost my techy phone with every bit of data known to man on it. I never synced it with my computer when I got the new one after the old one crashed. So, you know who you are, please.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 26, 2009, 2:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: We just wanted to wish our dear friend, Loretta Cuiper a very happy birthday! Today she is now officially a member of Club Med(icare). Loretta, we love you and hope you have a great day.
Name: Diana Romero ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 26, 2009, 8:04 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bloomington, CA
Message: Jodie, I also lived on 138th Street between Ocean Gate and Shoup. I lived next door to Jim West who graduated way before me. Along with the Geverinks, Belgers, and the Schuetzes. It was a great block!! Great memories. I do remember Sam. Sam the meat man. He was a very funny man. And yes how can you not live on 138th and not eat the grinders from Stellinos. So good. Do you remember all those penny candy machines in the hallway? I still have the little bible and hotdog from those machines. Ah, what fun memories!!
Name: Tammy Nichols ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 25, 2009, 5:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach CA
Message: Hey John, I'll be at Edelbrock's show also. I'll be with the guy with the broken leg in a red cast(one of Edelbrock's truck drivers). I'll keep my eyes open for you and say 'hi'.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 25, 2009, 4:38 pm - HHS Time
Message: Wow, I am impressed with Jim Armours post. You must have been a real great date. You seem to have really been paying attention to your dates. I hope you're still that attentative. Back when I was in school you had one kind of apparel for school another for after school and still another for church. Now some kids just wear the same sloppy clothes for everything.
Name: Jodi Alexander ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 25, 2009, 1:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bakersfield, Ca.
Message: I had dinner with my brother last night (Greg Torgerson) Class of 78, and as always we were talking about our childhood 138th and Gale Ave. Does anyone remember Anna Maries Hobby Shop? We also thought about Sam " The Butcher" who's shop was in Stellino's Market. He always wore a white shirt, black tie a paper hat and a huge smile. He always offered us kids cold Hot Dogs when Mom was ordering her monthly meat order. Also, Frank Stellino's Italian Sub Sandwich, 1 ft. long, with everything on it, all for 35 cents. It's always a great conversation when we talk and remember our childhood! Getting ready to go to the Annual Bakersfield Street Rod Show, the news last night said there were over 2000 entries. Have a Great Weekend Cougars!!!
Name: Jim Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 25, 2009, 12:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Acworth, GA
Message: I'm not sure why, but it seems I've gotten very nostalgic about Summer lately. There weren't many times that summers in LA were unbearably hot but there were some. I remember that if it got too hot during the summers in LA in the 50?s and 60?s, we took cold showers, pointed every fan in the house in our direction and prayed the sticky anti-perspirant held until we got to the air-conditioned movie theatre when going on a date. As some of us remember, the attire was much different than what is worn in public today. Girls didn?t wear shorts and halters for ?hot? dates in August. They wore ?peasant? blouses and ?circle? skirts. Nylon hose were worn to show off the new Capezio ?flats.? They accented their dainty little necks with brightly colored silk scarves. Screw-back pearl earrings set off their Prell-washed hair. Guys wore sports jackets or even suits, but mostly in the summer just starched and ironed white dress shirts or short-sleeve plaid shirts, ties optional, and slacks. No jeans for date night unless the date rode a motorcycle, but that?s a different story. Since most dates drove un-air-conditioned cars, there were two choices. Insist on windows up or shellac your hair with so much spray that not even gale-force winds would move a single hair. There was one problem. Humidity increased the stickiness of the spray causing hair to droop from the weight and/or catch every leaf, bit of paper or tine of comb, and refuse to let go. Any young man with more than an hour's experience knew NOT to touch his date?s hair. Summer drive-in theater dating during July and August was not even an option. Girls wore Midnight in Paris, Channel No. 5 or Tigress cologne. Guys wore Brute, Brelecream, or Aqua Velva. The only relief was the air-conditioned snack bar, usually crowded with sweating teens trying to look ?cool.? As soon as the lights came on between double features and the dancing popcorn boxes strutted across the screen, teens popped out of Fords and Chevys to line up for snow cones and large Cokes with extra ice. As much fun as it was in the other seasons, the neighborhood drive-in was just not the place for a Saturday night date in August, no matter how good the ?Monster from the Black Lagoon? or "Moses" was said to be. I look back at those days now and I have to laugh at the extents to which we all went to, as teenagers, to be ?cool? and appear as if we knew what we were doing. But that?s ok; laughter is one of the best parts of life. It?s what makes the hard parts easier to endure.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 25, 2009, 11:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman AZ
Message: Aw heck you step out for a bit and the whole thing turns to,,,, Sumpin? Of course I dont really cut trees down and I dont really dump oil onto the ground and I have never once seen a H-A or vagos out here, Or any biker wearing "colors" for that matter, Kingman is a really nice place with nice people Like Betty and lots of history and things to do, lots of Harley riders and hot rods crusin old rt,66. John do you ever feel like a Kindergarten teacher? I always felt like the world is a tuxedo and I am a pair of brown shoes (stolen quote) :D