Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2009, 3:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LongBeach
Message: To Ron Reinholdson: For eighth grade I went to Yukon Intermediate, and lived at 139th and Yukon. I, like Vicky, had my daily pickle fix at Yukon Market (saved my lunch milk money). Yukon Market, another fine Hawthorne memory. Please pass on our condolences to your extended family.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2009, 1:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Ya want to feel 15 again? Go the Longs Drug store in Laguna Woods!! I was the youngest customer by far..I felt like swiping a bottle of Sloe Gin!
Name: Rick Salisbury ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2009, 10:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Seattle or North Bend, Wa.
Message: Happy 5th of May too all. I have a question for lot's of people with lot's of different experiences. I went from my first year of school, to the last year in the same school district. My daughter is coming up on her high school years. Would it make a difference, if my daughter didn't go to the high school in the area, or if she changes half way through? I have a decision coming up in the future to make, and it would be good to get lot's peoples opinions. One is city-like, the other is forest-like atmosphere. Both are good schools, it's the peer thing and after school years I'm concerned about. I got married to my wife, on our way to our 30 year high school reunion. But we first met as freshmen at HHS. I would just like to hear or read other peoples experience's. Thank You John for this opportunity. I would rather make an informed decision, than a biased one. Thanks everyone.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2009, 8:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
Message: Happy Birthday to my brudder Bill. Have a great day Billy Pat.
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 4, 2009, 8:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Welcome to Cougartown, Rich. There are lots of good memories and good people here. Thanks for trying to return the album after so long!
On another note, I'd LOVE to see a Cougar get picked for this post from craigs list. No promises that it's legit, but it sounds interesting. CASTING ADULTS WHO HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE IN HS Top-tier TV production company with many hit network shows is searching for people who can?t let go of their High School years. Were you the popular kid in school who had it easy? When you were in HS, did you fit into any of the below categories:-Head Cheerleader-Captain of a sports team-Valedictorian/top of your class-Homecoming/Prom Queen-Part of the cool clique-Voted most Popular, Class Clown-Heart Throb If so, we want to hear your story! Must be at least 28 years old. Please contact Sunny Foscue ASAP email@example.com with the following info: Name:Age:Occupation:Residing City:Phone:Email: etc....Location: Los Angeles * Compensation: Negotiable * Principals only. Etc.
Name: Vicky Aliabadi ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 4, 2009, 5:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: santa monica, ca
Message: Ron Reinholdson, sorry to hear about the loss of your brother-in-law. I guess you can say that I knew him But I didn?t know him. Back in the mid-sixty?s when I was in 4th and 5th grades I went to ?Williams School? and one of my favorite memories was saving my dimes and after school going over to Yukon Market because he always had a big barrel of gigantic pickles. Didn?t worry about germs and dirt back then, just dunk your hand or arm up to your elbow in the big barrel and get the biggest pickle you can get, go to the register and give him your dime, he would give you a napkin and off on your merry way home eating your pickle. I think that every kid that had to pass that store on their way home from school didn?t pass by without getting their daily pickle. And now that I think of it, it was probably a sight seeing 100+ kids walking down the different streets away from Yukon Market all eating pickles. Just a childhood memory he gave to me, my sisters and 100?s of other kids thru-out the years.
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 4, 2009, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.
Message: Hey, Debbie (maiden; Miles) Hope ya got the Beatle album I finally found and sent to the Hatcher's. Sorry it took so long but I honestly didn't know I hoad it. ---Psycho Savage
Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 4, 2009, 12:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Claremont, CA
Message: Hey all you Southern Oregon Cougars. I'll be in Medford from Wednesday night until Saturday afternoon for a funeral in Shady Cove on Thursday--my Brother in law Bob Williams, owner and proprietor of Yukon Market (135th & Yukon) from the mid 50's until the late 70's. I'll be staying at the Motel 6 in Medford. E-mail me a phone number and we'll get together. Blackburn, Mazotta--ya hear me. Davidson, Schroeder--I'm talkin' to ya.
Name: Stephanie Brito ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 3, 2009, 3:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: RPV, CA
Message: Cougar sighting, on the cliffs above the blue Pacific next to Point Vicente Lighthouse, on pretty Sunday afternoon I saw Penny Prouty, out looking for the Pacific Gray whales. Always a pleasure to see and speak with Penny, class of 62.
Name: Cathy Ferges ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 3, 2009, 12:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Temecula, CA
Message: Hey all of you Cougars, It's not to late to make reservations for the class of 59, 50th reunion. All classes are welcome. It's May 23, right here in Hawthorne, Ayers Hotel on Rosecrans, 6pm. For information firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 951-506-2628
Name: Harry Plotkin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 2, 2009, 1:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Thank you all so much for the Birthday wishes. You are the GREATEST.....and thanks, John, for Cougartown!!!! Love to all, HCH
Name: Paul Wieber ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2009, 6:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Meadview, Az
Message: Had the privledge of working with Danny Gans on several occasions. What a great person and spirited personality. Danny was from Torrance. I wish his family well. Hey! Looks like things are picking up about our 69' reunion. Heard from my ole buddy Don Winters 70' who said he already has a check on the way to John Sloey. Can't wait to see whom from the wrestling team shows up. Coach Yost used to say that wrestling should be recognized as a martial art back then. Look at the UFC now, I believe he has been heard! Joe Quintinella, are you out there some where? Does anyone know where he and his sister Ester are these days?
Name: Greg Goode ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2009, 6:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: templeton,Ca.
Message: Danny Gans apparently grew up in Torrance and he played baseball when we played. He supposedly played some minor league ball. I'm trying to figure out where he went to school and if we ever played against him. Go Harry Plotkin...Happy B-day from the Goode Family...and if you guys are reading this for spelling or grammer...spell-check this! Just want to add I am still alive...even though the 'swine' has hit the Grizzly Youth Academy, I'm still breathing...swiney, how I love ya how I love ya!!!! Another social studies teacher...gg
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2009, 5:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: Who Is Danny Gans? Danny Gans is a entertainer, singer, actor, impressionist and was active in the Las Vegas community where he hosted charity events. Gans, who was 52-years-old, was the headliner at the Encore Resort and over the years had been billed as "The Man of Many Voices". He was named "Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year" a dozen times.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2009, 2:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: I know he's not from Hawthorne but he is from Los Angeles. Las Vegas greatest entertainer of our time, Danny Gans has died in his sleep at 52.
Name: Mike Winter ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2009, 1:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kalispell, Montana
Message: I just had to add some direction to the picture on the street scene, looking west on Hawthorne Blvd. The main shot by Lawrence Drugs Is Broadway and Hawthorne Blvd. I knew it well! Eventually, Independent Lumber was to the left down by the tracks (south) and Army Surplus a few stores to the right of Lawrence Drugs. I got my first pair of "Converse" there. And to add a bit more of history! I still have the nickel that myself and Mike Whitley, or was it Rod Potts?, put on the tracks on our way home from school (Hawthorne Intermediate)! It's still just as flat as can be! That was cool! and fun! at the time.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2009, 12:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Eugene, Oregon
Message: 60 years ago today my Ramona classmates and I were skipping around the May pole and I was so bent my mother couldnt be there because she was delivering a snot nosed kid named Timothy Wayne. Happy B-day Hoody!! I guess it was worth it cause I tripped anyway. Jim how about Jeter to Utley to Pujols? The Yankees can afford it. And a belated Happy B-day to my friend Harry Plotkin!
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2009, 9:18 am - HHS Time
City & State: Central Point, Oregon
Message: Larry, Moe, and Curley are easier to spell -- with the fourth being Shemp wearing go-aheads. Could it bed' Artagnan, Athos (careful with the pronunciation) Porthos-- with the fourth one being Aramis -- with heavy plumage. Or Tinkers to Evers to Chance not to be confused with Reese to Neal to Hodges. Sloey was obviously on the injured reserve list for the HHS Spelling Team. I really had nothing to say, but it was my turn to say it. 24 school days left in Oregon -- and counting. I teach History, not spellig.
Name: Susie Barton ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2009, 8:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: The Woodlands, TX
Message: I see that my brother Mike Winter chimed in this week. Just wanted to say "Hey Bro" I sure miss you...What a coincidence both our reunions (69,79)are the same night! August 22nd. I too am planning on going, hopefully....
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 10:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
Message: I caught the mispelling of old King what's his name I was afraid to mention it as I knew you would make us spell Shadrack, Meshach, and Abednego. Who was that 4th guy?
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 9:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman AZ
Message: Easy one, what happened the same year Methuselah died?
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 7:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: I was scrolling through the feedback page earlier this evening and could not believe my what I was reading as I read Sheri (Miles) Aust posting about a Cougar sighting with my long-lost cousin Greg Bashford. It's been every bit of 30 years since I last saw him. I was so looking forward to re-connecting with him. So I went to the alumni page, retrieved two e-mail addresses that he had obviously posted there at some time and sent him an e-mail to both addresses. I'm very sorry to say they both came back as undeliverable. :(
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 6:52 pm - HHS Time
Message: What, no one challenged John on his spelling? You didn't say what kind of grade you got for misspelling Nebuchadnezzar. Unless you were using an obsure version of the Bible. Another version is Nebuchadrezzar. I'm just kidding. I knew it wasn't right but had to look it up to get the correct spelling.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 5:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Plotkin.
Name: Jim Frederick (federico) ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 5:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: west Hills ca ,Hanalei Hi,
Message: Aloha ! ... Hey ? Seeing how the Beach Boys played at our prom (1969)Can we get them to play at our reunion ? GO REUNION TEAM ! GO ! .... .... MAHALO ! ....
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 4:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Happy Birthday Dad!
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 12:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: The happiest birthday ever to sweet Harry Plotkin who is not only a revered and loved educator, but is the cutest boyfriend to ever grace CT. Right Kathy Brooks??! Many, happy, more Harry! XO from the B Girls
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 12:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: A very Happy Birthday to good friend and excellent Dana Teacher for decades, Harry Plotkin. Have a great day, Harry.
Name: Kelley Currie ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2009, 11:38 am - HHS Time
City & State: Englewood OR
Message: I'm so sorry to hear about Melody Bottoms..My condolences to her family. Kell