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Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 9:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: About time we had a decent rumbler. Hope everyone else is okay. Great earthquake.
Well.... my shorts took a beating, but.....
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 9:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Yorba Linda CA
Message: Hawthorne is on the move...
Yes it is and so is Lomita I ended up in the front yard.
Name: Edward Schatz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 8:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: lakewood, calif
Message: Funny, looking lately at Hawthorne and remembering how it used to look back in the late 60's early 70's. A group of us from 129th street used to go to the church near where White's Bakery used to be, around the bend from good ole Andy's Taco Tio. All of those years playing basketball at the enclosed lit basketball court till it was lights out. Ah, those were the seminal days. Now, nearly nothing of those days still exists on Hawthorne, nearly a repleat facial. I often wish those from 129th street would ring in or at least allow themselves to be found, no such luck. Last week, suffering a micro heart attack suddenly makes me feel old, but just a bit!
Hi Ed, Actually there are still remnants of our Hawthorne up and down the boulevard. You just have to look past the new businesses.
Name: Bob Hawthorne ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 5:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Santa Crus Mx
Message: Mr. Baker, I have never been on here before but I wanted to say hello from my home in Mexico. Where the waves are great everyday and the sun is always warm. Hello to all the Cougars in Hawthorne.
Hey Bob, Thanks for checking in as I'm sure someone in your class was wondering what part of the planet you got off to. Check back anytime and be sure to add your information to our Information System.
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 3:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Yorba Linda CA
Message: First..I'M OK....the rumors are true...I had a mild stroke on April 24th...but they got it in time only a small amount of brain damage....which is cool 'cause I only have a small amount of brain. Hell, if Millman can come back from a stroke, well I guess I can Clark? So let it be known that I am fine..and plan on being at the 35th H S Reunion next year....and I better win a door prize this time ALL take care...and let me thank you in advance for your prayers and concern....much love to you all..H1 Out!
Hey Dale, small strokes for small brains.....thank GOD you're not an Einstein!! Glad too, it hasn't affected your sense of humor. That would have been the big loss. Get well dude, and check back with updates.
Name: Maria Monfort ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Menendez
Class: 1972
City & State: Miami, fl
Message: Hi to everyone! I had not kept up with the site for years but reconnected with it during a road trip and I am hooked! I have spent most of the trip on my BB reading about Hawthorne. Thanks John for setting me up. I will keep up from now on from Miami. Debbie Lee, so sorry to hear about your parents. I was in troop 200 and your Mom and Mrs. Cooper played a huge role for me as did all of you in the troop. I had so much fun with all of you and felt like I belonged after joining. I came from Cuba in '61 and finally to York in '62. I don't even remember how my english was when I joined, all I remember is the fun and love we all shared with Remember the Catalina trips and even the crazy backyard sleepovers! It was great. Bless them!
Hi Maria, Thank YOU for joining in here. That's what it's all about. We are just one big Girl Scout troop and you are welcome here any old time.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 12:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Oops. I always hit submit before I get to the actual message - thanks for saving me John. Wow. Feedback currently reminds me of the earliest of days - slow. Wasn't it just you and a couple of friends, John? My children were so young when it all started - preschool and elementary school. Now, my oldest has graduated from high school and our daughter is in her freshman year - about to be a sophomore. The years just fly by. I liked the way Sue Bierman once described our h.s. years as "practicing to be grown-up". Great way to look at it, especially all of the embarrassing moments. Actually I'm still practicing at being grown-up. If I could go back to HHS what would I sign up for....I think I'd play tennis or golf. Free instruction, lots of practice and the stamina to get good at the game.
Hey Patty girl, Yep when we first got started it was much more first timers that had found the holy grail of their childhood. Many would write in 2 or 3 times a day ( and not just feedback) with stories related to their Hawthorne youth. I was answering much more email then about, "do you remember that 409 Chevy that someone had", or remembering hangouts, drive ins, football games, etc. Actually that's why the Hangout and Memories pages are here. I met you, your sisters, your children, and the Biermans right here. The late Bob Rierdan (a friend in school that I hadn't talked to since 62) was the first friend to find the website from his home in Missouri in 1997. Bob passed away about 2001 but before he did, he came out for one of the Pinks Runs we used to have. I felt very lucky to have reconnected with Bob before he died. I think Bob was the very first to add his email address to the old alumni list, some 6500 Cougars ago.
Now here it is some 11 years later since your very first post in November of 1998 and you're still with us, along with your sisters and the Bierman clan. I feel just as lucky to have found you all, along with countless other Cougars from different classes. People who I would've never known and now have become very good friends. Hey, I think I'm "soap-boxing" now so I'll get off, but thank you Patty for sticking this one out as we've become "joined at the hip" friends through Cougartown.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 10:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: Fresh mozzarella and ricotta cheese made in Hawthorne by Angelo & Franco. I read their was a grand opening last month of Angelo $ Franco's small cheese factory in Hawthorne and it had a quite big turnout, did any Cougars go? Franco Russo, a third-generation artisan cheese maker, is a native of Bagnoli Irpino, a village in Italy's Campania region so renowned for its mozzarella that there are 10 family-owned formaggio "factories" ? impressive considering the town?s population of just 3,000. He and Angelo Tartaglia, the company's chief executive, grew up together and decided to take their knowledge to the U.S. The representatives of Angelo & Franco Cheese Factory, encouraged attendees to join the city?s third annual Italian Festival/Bocce Tournament on June 13 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Memorial Park (3901 W. El Segundo Blvd.; free). Best believe that if there?s fresh cheese, we?ll be there.
Thanks Michael, I'll check that one out.
Name: Rick Salisbury ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 10:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Seattle, Wa.
Message: Well John, I don't use any other websites. I enjoy reading this one. I got some nice feedback from my last post. And right after I sent that post, we went to our other home in North Bend, Wa. When Debbie and I got there, there was a small herd of (about 20) Elk just lying around. I consider myself just a city boy after growing up in Hawthorne. So, stupid me, I thought it would be nice to introduce the male old German Shepherd I have, and Debbie's six month old female Beagle to the Elk. At worst, I thought the Elk would runaway. I didn't know that 10 of them were babys until we got too close. One of the female Elk charged my old dog, and he can't run fast anymore. He's blind in one eye, and can't see out of the other. She got right over him so close he could have reached up for milk, but didn't hurt him. They weigh half a ton, and it ran the opposite direction from me standing there. I know we had some wild animals in Hawthorne when I was a kid, lizards n snakes in the vacant lots. Maybe there could be some storys out there people could share with us about animal encounters in Hawthorne (like the trees). No animals were hurt in this story, but even road kill would be welcome. I liked the Beaver rescue story I read last year.
Hey Rick, great story and glad ol' "Lucky" was OK. I'm sure an elk could have done some serious damage. Hawthorne animal stories: I had a dog (Tubby) when I was about 5 years old. He would walk George Gates and me to York school every morning (about 7 blocks) and be there when we got out of school, I think about 1pm. No leash laws in those days so Tubby was on his own from sunup to sundown. He got picked up a couple of times by the dog catcher too. The dog catchers ran around in vans and Tubby learned to steer clear. It could be a plumber, dry cleaner, bakery, etc. ANY kind of van, and he would high tail it in the opposite direction. That's my Hawthorne animal story and a smart animal he was too.
Name: Eugene Obillo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2009, 3:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Harbor City, Calif
Message: Got back from a cruise yesterday and when we got off a tour bus in Athens for some reason I thought I know someone who lives here, Jim Peppers. Well I am sure that it would have been nice to see him but time was short, Jim it is beautiful there.
Hey Gene, You should've been wearing your Cougartown Tshirt. Jim would have found you
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 16, 2009, 8:21 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: OK, how about this: Anyone out there have a Cougar who is graduating this year? A recent grad? What are their plans or what are they doing now? Some positive feedback about HHS would be wonderful. Or an update on the HHS Athletic Fund and how it played out after receiving assistance this year.....
Hawthorne High has a NEW Football coach this year. Coach Swain has retired from the game.
Name: Tammy Nichols ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 16, 2009, 6:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Levene
City & State: Long Beach CA
Message: Do we need to get the tree thread going again?
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 16, 2009, 3:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Feeling a little like the Maytag repair man, John?
Hi Sue, Yeah I can remember when I would have to split a Feedback page at least once a day. The bottom post on this page was written almost two weeks ago.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 15, 2009, 9:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Kingman AZ
Message: Bingo Frank Saso is 100% correct! sorry 4 my tardy response, I once spent a great deal of time studying The Bible and I came to one conclusion, I believe every single word.
Hey Britt, thanks for letting us know your religious beliefs, but this is a Hawthorne and HHS website. If the Bible says Methuselah attended HHS, please continue.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 15, 2009, 7:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC
No E-mail
Message: At a recent family gathering of my mom's side of the family (Gutierrez family; older 5 kids went to Leuzinger, younger 5 went to HHS) they were talking about not taking their first showers until they were already in high school and built a new house for the family of 12. At the old house it was the older kids' job to heat the water in a barrel on the wood stove and carry it to the bath tub. This was in Hawthorne in the 1940s on 118th street. Kind of hard to believe just a couple of generations ago this was still a way of life. I think some of them mentioned seeing the Wizard of Oz at the Hawthorne Plaza movie theater. Did the Wizard of Oz play in theaters every 7 years like old Disney films before videos and DVDs?
Hey Tom, I'm sure it did as why just shelve a perfectly good movie with no other way to view it. Great family story too.
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2009, 5:38 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Ramona, CA
Happy Birthday Lyle.
Name: Karol Bruno ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2009, 1:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: HB CA
Message: Hi Kathy! Sending you birthday wishes too :) And also, Sending out birthday wishes to my long time friend Linda (Brammer) Lanksbury.... Happy Birthday Girl! You're always in my thoughts!
Happy Birthday Linda
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2009, 1:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Garden Grove,CA
No E-mail
Message: I checked out Paco's Pics. He has a class photo of Leuzinger High class of 1957. I'm pretty sure I found my high school boyfriend in the group. His picture just popped out even with a few hundred kids and a fuzzy pic. Pretty neat.
I kinda knew someone would pick out someone from that picture. Thanks Marilyn.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2009, 8:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: Happy happy birthday to my dear friend Kathy Barnes Drager c/o 61'. Kathy is a very special lady. Have a fun day Kath.
Happy Birthday Kathy
Name: El Rojo & Ida ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2009, 7:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: KUNA, ID
Message: Hello all. Haven't written in a long time. Enjoying retirement and was looking at Pacos pics. The question about who Brian played for should be, I believe, is the Selma Davis Dodgers. Along with a guy named Steve Andersen. Middle League as we called it back then. 13-15 year olds. That was the year that the our Lloyd Dennee Cardinals whupped Rich Sloan and Bruce Johnson's Optimist team for the league championship. 20-1 for the year. Isn't that right Rich? :-) MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Hey Russ, We knew you'd have the box score
Name: Frank Saso ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2009, 2:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Lomita Ca
No E-mail
Message: Hey Britt, Methuselah died the same year as the great flood
Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 12, 2009, 7:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: Was just checkin' out Paco's Pics of Brian Wilson in his baseball "uni." Looks like Brian's mom put some nice creases in that uniform! Brian resembles an adolescent Ted Williams, especially w/ #9 on his back & that gangly frame. BW's team musta been the Red Sox! - Gibby -
Hey Gibby, Someone knows. Maybe Rich Sloan?
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 12, 2009, 10:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: LF
Message: Hello from south.. Screwy weather, hot, cold, windy!! No waves.. An old Malibu surfer friend caught last night's dinner. Had Capt. Tony prepare it. Go Lakers! No news on the Ducks..Pedro says hi!!
I guess "south" means you're in Cabo?
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 12, 2009, 9:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hello All; Hope all the Mothers had a wonderful Mothers Day. Barbara and I celebrated our forty fifth anniversery on the fourth of this month and I can't believe how lucky I've been or how fast the time went. Pat's 41 and Tim is 39? How can that be?
By the way, I was checking out the newest group of Pacos Pics and in the Hawthorne Intermediate group shot, check out the center of the top row. It's old friend Gene Jones. And if the date says 1958 that's about the time he showed up with a huge black panther tattoo, forever on his arm. Yup....8th grade! Love to you all M.S.
Happy Anniversary Buddy!! And yes I too remember that Black Panther tattoo, the entire length of the forearm of the late Gene Jones. How he hid that thing from his parents until he was 21 is beyond me
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 11, 2009, 3:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: El Segundo
Message: Hey Mark Desherlia! How are Charlie and Ellen doing?
Name: Jessie Koehn ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 11, 2009, 10:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Corral
Class: 1974
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Hello fellow Cougars,I am looking to rent a 3 bed/2 bath home that allows pets in the LA area. If anyone has a house they would like to rent, or knows of someone who does, please email me. thanks!