Name: Bruce Salisbury ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2009, 1:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Olympia, WA
Message: Hey Tim (Jack Dicus): We were rogue students, Tim. We were forced to operate outside what was acceptable, the norm, and conformity. You, Bob (Risner), Rick (Thomas) and I as soccer enthusiast were rejected by the entire Hawthorne School administration. Not just the coaching staff, but the school principle Mr. Wetzler. We had two meetings with him. At the first meeting he told the four of us that in order to have a team we needed a coach, a filed to play and practice on, uniforms, transportation to and from games, insurance and a teacher to sponsor the team. Between the four of us we came up with a coach Mr. Bob Haugh, I think Bob or you found him based on a news article about him playing in England?s Soccer World Cup and his desire to coach a local team in the U.S (Hawthorne to be more exact). Our parents offered to drive us (transportation) to and from games, and did. Our parents offered to pay the insurance, but Coach Haugh eventually got sponsors to foot the bill for insurance and uniforms. Bob Risner was working for the local parks and recreation department and arranged for the fields and soccer balls. Mr. Frank Graves, my wood shop teacher, agreed to be our teacher sponsor. Two weeks following the first meeting with Mr. Wetzler, at our second meeting we told him what we had done and accomplished and he proceeded to say and I quote plus or minus forty years of memory ?you do not understand there will be no team.? We walked out and said screw him more my words than yours. We did create a soccer club which was our only tie at that stage to Hawthorne High. Tim, Mr. Hough called all over the Los Angeles area to locate teams willing to compete against the South Bay Wolverines since we incorporated multiple local high schools. There was no CIF; we were never a part of the federation. What we were was a conglomerate of diverse young men bent on achieving our goal and leading the way. That is what made you, Bob, and me great US Army Officers. That is what drove both you and Bob to risk your lives for others multiple times in Viet Nam, thank you by the way. You and Bob were (are) the best of the best. Even Rick Thomas gained from the experience by not quitting after the first failed game. As I said the other day in my email to you, I am grateful to have been a part of that great soccer adventure. It warms my soul to have been a part of something that powerful and good. The only thing that might have put whip cream on our diverse team would have been to have some girls on our team too. A friend of ours daughter recently won a college scholarship to play soccer. I am also grateful that Hernan Umaņa came up with the electronic version of the team picture. Your friend, Bruce MAJORBS
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2009, 12:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: long beach ca
Message: In Maine right now in middle of heat wave. it's 90 degrees & muggy, but the ocean & surf are beautiful.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2009, 11:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Just got word that Class of 65, Tim Fraser passed away. Our sincere condolences to the Fraser family.
Name: Stephanie Brito ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2009, 11:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: RPV, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to long time friend Sue Jolly Walsh...and happy times all year long
Name: Denny Unfried ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2009, 11:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Several police departments are now using Twitter and tweeting some interesting local info including Hawthorne. The names of a few in the South bay are: HawthornePD, TorrancePD, and Gardena's is GPDChief.
Name: Steve Maldonado ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2009, 11:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: Longview, WA
Message: I remember the Class of '76 Prom was at the Riviera Country Club and I think the '77 Prom was at the Hawthorne Mall...am I crazy or what?
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2009, 10:12 am - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.
Message: ...... First i want to wish my sister " Jo Anne Frederick " And all her classmates of 1959 a very very happy 50 year reunion ! I was to meet her for lunch This Sat, in Hawthorne . But our dog "Shorty" has been laid down to rest. And were taking him to our ranch in Arizona ..... If someone is reading this and is going to see her at the reunion could you PLEASE ! give her a hug from me ? Sorry sis
Second ... OLD HOMES ! ..We lived at 527 120th st. (changed to 4623 later) and our house was built around 1915 ! Some of you may remember our secret basement ! And all the history . That was a great house ! It's all gone now but i still have that white statue from our backyard ! And now it's in our courtyard here in West Hills !
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2009, 8:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: LongBeach
Message: I did understand Jean, as the Sylmar quake of '71 rocked the house we rented off the foundation, and the house got redtagged/demolished. 4707 129th street, an old 2 1/2 story on the back of a tripple wide lot, with a old large (very large) pepper tree in the front year (which was decorated often with TP). I know what Jean meant by going back, because when I received a head injury in '74 and came up missing from the hospital, that is where I was found.(yea John, I know the head injury explains a lot!)
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2009, 8:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: 1.9 Aftershock at 8:33 am in Hawthorne. You guys are still shaking.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2009, 7:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I understood Jean.....
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2009, 10:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
Message: Senor LLaves, I believed everything in your post except the 88th birthday part, that has to be a typo!
Name: Jean Caldwell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2009, 10:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Abq NM
Message: About the 1000 Orchard address...All I was trying to do here was share a memory of a house that I thought was long gone....and that it still exist. Maybe it doesn't mean much to any one else...but I just wanted to share it....I thought it was a sort of Hawthorne memory...that there are still lots of old houses still around. I think that's kind of neat. No big story....just a memory...like our old trees.....we all shared. I loved them all.
Name: Jean Macernie ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2009, 8:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Abq NM
Message: After doing a search on the address 1000 Orchard Dr (This is really close to where Hawthorne Blvd and La Brea met, and about 1 block East of it.) My mother, Juanita Hahlbeck, grew up in that house. Her brother Herman (Buster Hahlbeck)lived there with his wife and my 2 cousins Richard and Susan. I was surprised to see that the house was still there! I thought that it would have been demolished by now. The house was built in 1925. I can remember going over there many many times. The picture of the house brought back some memories.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2009, 5:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: Help! My daughter's getting ready for her prom right now and she asked me where mine was. I forgot. Class of '77.
Name: Sherry Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2009, 4:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Maryville, Tn.
Message: I remember the Sylmar Quake well. I was sound asleep in my cute little house on Palm Dr. in Hermosa Beach. The quake woke me up. The house wasn't shaking, it was rocking like a boat in the ocean, and I thought "OMG! It has happened and now I'm in the water, house and all! I sure am glad I took those scuba diving lessons. I'm gonna need my fins to get back to the mainland!" Once a blond, always a blond.
Name: George Key ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2009, 3:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pVE CA
Message: My daughter just took me on a cruise for my 88th birthday. We boarded in San Diego and sailed to Vancouver BC. It was so much fun. But what I want to tell you is the last night as we sailed past Victoria the stage show for the night was a 90 minute performance by six talented young men who sang all the Beach Boys songs. Now that was a great birthday gift. But wait-- there is more. We went to dinner and were seated at a table with two other couples. My daughter was talking with the man next to her and started laughing and said-- Dad - this is one of your students from HHS. I was ROBERT MONTENEGRO class of 82. He was a bit shy until the wine bottles were empty and then we had a great time talking about the good old days. Robert is a detective for the Glendale police and I hope will come to our next cruise night. Once again I was thrilled to remember all my great memories of the happy days spent with you. I love you guys so much.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2009, 10:31 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: In the 1967 book by Curt Gentry, "Last Days of the Late, Great State of California." He describes in loving detail how a massive earthquake severs the coastal regions of the state west of the San Andreas Fault, which then sink below the ocean. I see Hawthorne had a 2.7 aftershock at 7:43pm yesterday, who'll knows if the book will come true?
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2009, 8:16 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with the Arlene, Royal and Dennis. Their mother was a fine lady and dear to the Walton family.
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2009, 6:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bruceville, TX
Message: All the talk about earthquakes made me think about a book that I read in the late 60s or early 70s. For anyone who hasn't read it, "The Last Days of the Late, Great State of California" by Curt Gentry might be an interesting read and could be why so many decided to leave California for other places. I remember someone telling me that if you are in a car during a mild tremor you do not notice it as much because of the suspension of the vehicle.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2009, 10:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach CA
Message: PROUD MOM STORY. I just got back from a week in Minnesota for (2) great(son)events. Bruce Bird HHS84 Graduated College with an Associate of Science Degree the 15th, and has been working as an RN in Minneapolis for 4 yrs. Second big event was the 50th Birthday Bash for Robert Poorman HHS77 the following nite. We had 1 girl, who was one of Bob's employees in Germany, come in from Amsterdam, and 4 of us from California. Kevin Garcia was there for Grad and the 50 Bash. He went all the way thru school with Bob until he went to Catholic High School. I had not seen him in 30 years. I call him my 3rd son. Hope to see all HHS59 show up for our reunion on Saturday.
Name: Maria Monfort ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2009, 6:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Miami, Fl
Message: Silliest thing is in the big 70's quake I thought only my family felt it. I went to school early and asked a couple of people and they said "what?" and I thought oh my God.. our apt building is haunted. I think I went to the beach instead of school that day because I did not get the memo until much later.
Name: Sharon Clendaniel ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2009, 4:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: North Pole, Alaska
Message: Mr. Baker - Like to say hello to everyone from beautiful North Pole Alaska. The snow is gone and we are having wonderful weather - temperature is in the 70's.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2009, 11:14 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: Hope you all in Southern California don't fall off in the ocean. We already have way to many people here in Vegas and we sure don't have the water. Does anyone remember way back in the late 60's, when everyone thought So.Cal was going to fall off in the ocean, they even sang songs about it and headed for the high grounds of the North-West or was that just a reason for the Hippies to leave Southern Cal.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2009, 9:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: For all who knew the Lord Family (Arlene HHS59, Royal HHS61, Dennis HHS63), their mother passed away on Sunday. Viewing will be at Green Hills in Rancho Palos Verdes, Thursday between 3pm and 8pm and Friday between 10am and 1pm. Graveside service will be Friday at 2pm and a Memorial Service will follow at 4pm at Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, 12229 Del Amo Bl. in Cerritos. (Delamo and Norwalk Bl)
Our sincere condolences to the Lord family.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2009, 9:07 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: I was in bed during the 1971 Sylmar quake. I just stayed there. It didn't seem that bad to me. On the other hand, I was living in North Hills during the Northridge Quake in 1994 and that was a violent shaker! I tried to get out of bed to get my daughter from her room to go into my apartment's hallway, but the bed was jumping like Linda Blair's in "The Exorcist" so I couldn't get out. Finally, when the shaking stopped, we went outside to the parking lot and it was pitch dark out with millions of stars in the sky. Then the first aftershock hit. I never felt a quake outside before and the apartment building was moving.
Name: Karen Kuehl (kk) ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2009, 8:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: Dan, I won't be able to make the concert on Monday, but I will be watching at http://www.hermosawave.net/webcam/ right in front of Hennesey's. They also have a videocam too. Good luck and I hope you have a great crowd.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2009, 8:18 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: "If you don't eat your meat you can't have any pudding!" Now that's FUNNY!!
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 10:52 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hermosa Beach, CA
Message: Don't forget Cougs -- this Memorial Day, May 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Hermosa Pier Plaza, just in front of Hennesseys, Which One's Pink? will perform a free show as part of Fiesta Hermosa. If you do show up, please say "hi" -- I'll be the old balding guy with the white goatee shouting "if you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding . . ."
Name: Debbie Beachler ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 9:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The O.C.
Message: I have to admit these shakers are getting me rattled. Felt the one at 4pm today in downtown L.A. I also felt the "big" one Sunday nite and I was 40 miles from the epicenter!! How odd that the epicenter is practically on top of our Alma Mater?? Hey Lee Leonard is 126th Street still standing?
Name: Marlin Lockrem ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2009, 8:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: GREEN VALLEY, AZ
Message: I WENT TO HHS IN 1958-59, MY FRESHMAN YEAR...THEN TO LHS AND GRADUATED CLASS OF 1962. YOU CAN CHECK OUT MY PIX AND INFO ON leuzingerhighschoolalumni.com AND ON classmates.com. MY FAVORITE REMEMBRANCE OF HHS IS GOING TO THE BEACH BOYS SHOW & DANCES IN THE GYM IN THE MID-60s. IF SOMEONE COULD EMAIL ME A PICTURE FROM THE 1958-59 HHS ANNUAL PAGE WITH ONE OF THE BEACH BOYS ON IT AND ALSO THE PAGE THAT I AM ON, THAT WOULD BE GREAT...THANKS!...MARLIN