Name: Mark Desherlia ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 11, 2009, 7:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: castaic,ca.
Message: I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful mothers day weekend. Take care, class of 1977
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2009, 7:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: long beach, ca
Message: Almost forgot. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers at CT. John, I am leaving for Boston next Saturday. I plan to take my CT T-shirt and wear it a couple of times. You never know who you might see. John, a special happy Mother's Day to your Mom. Without her, there would not be a Cougartown.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2009, 7:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Well, I guess you could say I had a Mother's Day that I won't likely forget (at least not for some time anyway). My daughter and son in-law informed me today that in about seven months I am going to become a Grandmother for the first time. While I am thrilled for them, I seem to be having a bit of a time letting this all sink in with me. Grandmother...really? Oh well, looks like I will have to re-educate myself now on how all this new baby paraphernalia works. Hope every mother and grandmother had a wonderful day today.
Name: Jean Caldwell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2009, 12:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Albq NM
Message: Happy Mothers Day!!!!
Name: Pam Hintze ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2009, 12:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tooele Utah
Message: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL MOTHER'S
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2009, 11:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: Ran into a guy name Bill from Manhattan Beach who is friends with Chuck Currie from the class of 1964. I told him I'm from Hawthorne and use to hang out at 26th street in Manhattan Beach. We got on the subject of the park at 26th street, he told me a story about "Bruce's Beach" the name of the park now. Boy! I learn something everyday.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2009, 8:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: long beach
Message: Congratulations Janny Wanny and Judy Wudy!!!! Judy, call me! P.S. I think I had a Cougar sighting yesterday at Bella Terra Mall in Huntington Beach. I was wearing my CT T-shirt. As I walked away from the Cheesecake Factory with my honking 20 pound, low-carb splenda cheesecake, I heard someone yell Hawthorne High School. I turned around to see a guy in a van giving me the thumbs up. I thumbed back and he turned the corner never to be seen again. If he is here on CT, please let me know who you are.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 9, 2009, 9:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: Cruisin the internet today and WOW nine years! Happy anniversary Jan and Judy! (and as I recall, it was rum, not gin :-) )
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 9, 2009, 8:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Ahhhh, Jan and Judy. One of the sweetest love stories to ever come out of Hawthorne High and Cougartown. The nicest part of the whole story is that they are BOTH extremely wonderful people who found each other and now enjoy a great life together. Happy Anniversary dear friends! I guess we need to start planning the 10th anniversary party now - that would be a bash! I wish you many, happy, more! XOXO
Name: Larry/Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 9, 2009, 12:17 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Happy Anniversary Jan and Judy. NINE YEARS !!! It is wonderful that you both were Blessed in finding each other, just hard to think that these years have flown by so fast. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AGAIN. Love ya guys......
Name: Carol Shaner ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2009, 9:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Bernardino, CA
Message: I had a birthday April 27 and got tickets to see the Beach Boys here in town at the California Theatre in San Bernardino on Mother's Day May 10 at 3pm. Any one else going? I'll be wearing the t shirt that says Hawthorne High class of 1970. BTW I also got tickets to see Fleetwood Mac in San Diego May 31..I know I'm spoiled
Name: Debbie Kilroy Beachler ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2009, 12:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: Let me add my congratulations to Judy (a very generous lady) and her sweet Prince. May you have many, many more Anniversaries!! How many Cougar Romances are you responsible for John?? :-)
Name: Sharon Bierman Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2009, 11:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: Has it really been NINE years??? Happy anniversary to JudyWudy and JannyFanny, two of the funniest and rowdiest Cougars ever. Truly a match made in heaven! Many many more years together, you two!!!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2009, 10:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca
Message: Hey, Jan Boy; In looking at your picture, with you lovely wife, it reminded me of when I used to hang out with your big brudder Kenny, you were just a young kid. Well, so were we in retrospect, I have not seen you or your brother in many, many years, but again looking at your picture, you look just like your brother as I remember him, except without hair LOL. Happy aniversary you two.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2009, 10:43 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Congrats Wanny and Wudy!!
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2009, 10:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: The Friendly Skys
Message: It?s a wonderful life. I remember my Grandma LaTendresse telling me all about her life growing up. She traveled from Missouri to Kansas by covered wagon (yes, they did go into a circle every night but to keep the animals in and not to keep the Indians out). Getting electric lights in the house, indoor plumbing, the advent of the radio, getting a new Dodge in 1920, seeing Amelia Earhart?s aircraft, world wars, television, pantyhose, and then a man on the moon. This story was told in 1969 and she could not wait to see what would happen during the rest of her life. She passed away in 1987 at the age of 94 and you can imagine what happened between 1969 and 1987. I am sitting here at 36,000 feet somewhere over the US and sending this message via my IPOD. They now have WiFi on the aircraft. I can?t wait to see what technology brings in the next 30 years. Hey Sue King, can you explain how this IPOD thing works? Jim Peppers, I?ll be in Athens on May 23rd hope to have a Cougar sighting.
Name: Susie Barton ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2009, 8:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: The Woodlands, TX
Message: Happy Birthday to my beautiful sister Sheri Winter.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2009, 8:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Picture it... Maui, 2000. A young, innocent virgin goes to Hawaii with a Danish Prince that's trying to win her over. They party with friends every night..sight see every day..and walk on the beach every morning..eat roast pig...watch the sunsets ..and then he asks her to marry him and become rich and famous. The innocent maiden say yes and the rest is history....... Happy Anniversary Howard Noodleman. I married my lover, my best friend and the sweetest man I ever met 9 years ago today. BTW, I made up the part about being rich and famous. I love you Janny. (John, aren't you proud of me for not bringing up that night that you "borrowed" 2 bottles of gin from the Star Market and could have gotten us put in the Hawaiian jail.. where you would have had to be roommates with Big Homonukopoiluanna?)
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2009, 1:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: I have many fond memories of Mister Gore. He was not only my football coach but also my Government teacher. We once had an assignment that required us to produce a totally new country complete with population density, form of government, imports and exports, the complete package. Now I?m not sure if Mister Gore was not pleased that I fashioned a benevolent dictatorship of which I was the Supreme Leader or the fact that I called it Gorevania. In either case his inscription in my El Molino still brightly declares, ?To bad we couldn?t use you again next year in football ? However, in Gov. I?m glad you?re a Senior. I hope he finds the magic of Cougartown soon.
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2009, 11:05 am - HHS Time
City & State: Miramar Beach, FL
Message: Hi John. I remember coach Gary Gore. Football and track. He was my track coach in 1966-67. 1967 El Molino pages 67 and 92. He is in the yearbooks back to 1965.
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2009, 7:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ramona, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to Bart Graves. Lisa
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2009, 7:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: OK - Quasi-Cougar Sighting! I'm up here in San Luis Obispo filling in this week and I did NOT set up any mini-reunions. (Should have - Greg Goode how far are you from here?) Anyway, was talking with one of the employees and somehow living in the South Bay came around (HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN???), I mentioned HHS, she is an Aviation Alum (c/o 72)and voila! It happens! She is former HHS Coach Gore's daughter Keri. As I understand it he coached football and wrestling... Small darn world it is.....I have pointed her and through her, her dad, to CT and hope they both show up and post up. They were good friends of Chaunceys and Fixes and others and it sounds like they have been disconnected for years. But through the magic of Cougartown, they CAN come home again.....Coach and Keri, are you out there? I suspect the 60's kids knew the coach and I think he left in 70's. I remember him and will look in my yearbooks when I get home. Anyone with any memories?
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2009, 3:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Steve, get out while you can!! You're too young. I was caught in the parking lot by a group of gray Cougars (Not alums...Well maybe a couple) all they wanted to know was if I had Mello-Roos on my property and my life insurance was paid up!!
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2009, 2:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods, CA
Message: Paco!! Every 2nd Sat., 1800 hrs at the Longs sponsors a evening "at the races". Prelims start with Scooters, immediately are the golf carts. Some really cool "rides". As ususal, a keg of Ensure.
Name: Terry Allen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2009, 12:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Salem, Oregon
Message: I'm pretty sure I had a Cougar sighting. I was looking at Fox news on my computer, clicked on to see about the late Dom DeLuise and right in front of my eyes was Bob Ramirez with his arm around Dom.(Bob HHS 71) I'd bet the farm that it is Bob Ramirez!
Name: Susie Barton ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2009, 5:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: The Woodlands, TX
Message: Happpy Birthday to my brother "Mike Winter" class of 69'...
Name: Maureen Desmore ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2009, 9:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: My cousin Melody Bottoms Hough passed away on April 28th. Here are the arrangements that have been made in memory of her.
Friday, May 8th Rice Mortuary 5310 Torrance Blvd. 5:00 Viewing 7:00 Rosary
Saturday, May 9th Funeral Service St. James Catholic Church Vincent Ave & Pacific Coast Highway 12:00
There will also be a Memorial in Prescott Valley, AZ in a couple of weeks. It will be a party, barbecue and tree planting in memory of Melody. Thanks to all of those that have contacted me regarding Melody. If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Name: Heather Ruggirello ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2009, 5:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mukilteo, WA
Message: Rick, to respond to your question about moving your daughter to a new school in her senior year have you asked her what she wants? The summer before Junior and Senior year my parents moved to Orange County, they thought I would be happy to move to a much larger house. Well when I heard that it was 30 miles from Hawthorne and I would have to leave all my friends, boyfriend, and all of the activities I pitched a fit. Fortunately my Aunt and Uncle lived next door to us so they we kind enough to let me live with them our senior year. After highschool I moved to OC and went to college there. That worked out well for me. I swore I would never move my children but be careful what you say - when my oldest son was between Freshman and Soph year my husband was transfered from Boeing Long Beach to Everett WA so up we came and settled in Mukilteo - my son had a rough few months but quickly settled into the beautiful area and now tells me he would never live anywhere else - we didn't give him a choice and it worked out well I guess the bottom line is go with your gut and I'm sure your daughter will succeed if she has you and her mom behind her! Good to see you up in WA thought I was the only 75er here! Heather