Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 26, 2009, 3:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Alta Loma
Message: I saw the announcement for the July 11th Hawthorne Teen Challenge Car show on the C/T website. I'm wondering if any "old" Cougars are planning to attend and bring an "old" car to cruise and park on Hawthorne Blvd. It sounds like a good time and a worthwhile charity. I'll be there with my '66 Plymouth and a moth-eaten letterman jacket. I hope to see other Cougs from the old days of A&W and 26th Street.
Name: Terry Allen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 26, 2009, 3:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Salem Oregon
Message: I saw the Seed's at a ice skating rink in Las Vegas in 67 Still have the album Web of Sound.
Name: Michaek M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 26, 2009, 1:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Hey! I once heard that some of the band members of The Strawberry Alarm Clock lived in Hawthorne during the 60's, can anyone confirm that?
Name: James Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 26, 2009, 11:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: I remember seeing Sky Saxon & The Seeds play in the HHS gym in '66. As I recall, Sky wore a white suit, white shoes, & sunglasses. Maybe that's what inspired John Warner (HHS'67), lead singer for HHS's own "Shades Of Gray," to wear sunglasses when he performed. What about it, Johnny W? - Gibby -
Name: Mike Effler ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 26, 2009, 10:53 am - HHS Time
City & State: El Segundo, CA
Message: I remember the event with Sky Saxon and the Seeds at HHS. I was outside when they arrived in a black limo. When the band opened the door to get out, a plume of "herb smoke" rolled out with them. It was the first big name rock band I saw play live......... except for Monty and the Crystals!!!
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 26, 2009, 10:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to fellow classmate, and long time friend Royal Lord. We had some fun times at HHS.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 26, 2009, 9:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Sky Saxon, founder of the 1960s garage band, The Seeds, died of internal infections. The Seeds performed at a 1966 dance in the girls' gym at HHS. Who else besides me remember attending that?
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 25, 2009, 3:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: WoW! The passing of so many celebrities that we have grown up with. I must say... rest in peace Michael, Farrah and Ed McMahon.
Name: Tom Whitener ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 25, 2009, 9:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Novato, CA
Message: This should qualify as a Cougar sighting, or at least as a Cougar contact: When Wendy Ulve (class of 1971) now living in Rolling Hills Estates, needed a lawyer for a case in Marin County, she contacted one that she knew in Northern California, only to be referred to me. During the course of our initial telephone conversation it came out that we are both Cougars and share a love for '55 Chevys. Pretty cool!
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 24, 2009, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: Had a Cougar sighting in the OC. I own a couple of fitness centers, Snap Fitness 24/7, in Orange and a guy walks in to check out the club. We started talking about the Lakers championship. I told him when I was a kid, I would actually ride my bike to Lakers games since I lived just a few miles from the Fabulous Forum. After a few minutes, I found out he lived just three blocks away from my parents' house and went to school with my sister, Val. Mario Carrera HHS '84 is the newest member of Snap Fitness. BTW-There's a brand new Costco next to Memorial Park. It's a business Costco that's having an Expo 7/9-10, with some big savings. Not many people know about it. Took my parents there last week and all the cashiers were just standing around; no lines at all.
Name: Sheree Klingenhagen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 24, 2009, 9:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: Big Bear City, CA
Message: It's that time of year again, time to wish Diana Sanchez-Romero a very happy birthday and may you have many, many more! We just keep racking the years up that we've known each other, I think it's something like 46 years now! Have a GREAT day!!!
Name: Leslie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 24, 2009, 7:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: Desert Hot Springs, CA
Message: I would like to wish my brother, Kirk, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Happy Birthday, Kirk. Hope you have a great day! Love ya, Lou Lou
Name: Elizabeth Bullard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 23, 2009, 11:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Trabuco Canyon, CA
Message: Cougar Sightings!!! Planned birthday party--but lots of Cougars in attendance my uncle Richie Perez(59) auntie Emma-Trujillo-Perez(59) auntie Angie Perez-Hahlbeck (62)uncle George Hahlbeck (57) auntie Michelle Perez-Esparza (69) brother Robert Perez (77) and myself Elizabeth class of 71...Hopefully, I am close on my aunt and uncle's graduation years...It was held up north near Pismo Beach...lots of fun and story telling was done by all..Four of my dad's brothers and sisters went to Hawthorne High, then two of them married Cougars...My four brothers and myself all graduated Cougars--you do the math...from 1959 to 1977...was our Perez group--and what a group we are....
PS my sister in law Debbie was a Cougar,(Robert's wife) she has been around so long I forgot her maiden name class of 81?? .....
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 23, 2009, 9:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Yah, whatever Sue says. I'm right there, too. Do I get a cut of the $$$$??
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 23, 2009, 7:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: La Palma, Ca
Message: With about 2 months until our 1969 reunion, I still am waiting for some songs that everyone would like me to put on my jukebox. I have over 1500 records to select from. If you plan on going to the reunion and want to hear a song, please e-mail your request to me, and if I have it, you can be sure it will be there to play. Donna & I need some time to re- stock the jukebox, so work with us and send us your requests. Also, anyone planning on going to the reunion on Aug 22, 2009, please send in your money. The committee has worked hard to make this reunion a reality, and a "GOOD ONE" at that. Wayne
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 23, 2009, 3:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Yorba Linda CA
Message: Thanx Clark '92?? Damn, Well I'm lucky because they have more weapons to fight the Stroke and after effects since yours 17 years ago...good to hear your going strong. I am expected to gain 90-95% of my use of my Right Side...but the Dr. says I still will have a mind of a 12 year old...ha haha..well I got to get on my Razor and skate outta here..hope to see ya soon Clark..take care and thanx for the info...I feel better already....H1 Out...
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 23, 2009, 11:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: El Segundo
Message: I understood my brother too!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 23, 2009, 6:48 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, Howard "Paco" Duran; John Nix, Dennis & Dennis must have found $2,000.00 laying on the ground while playing miniature golf. I've seen John play golf before LOL, Good for them.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 23, 2009, 6:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Patty and I understood him......
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 22, 2009, 7:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Just received a voicemail from John Nix, Dennis Morris and Dennis Campbell, I wasn't able to play in the tournament today but, they say they will split $2000.00 they made today with me!! Aren't Cougars the greatest? Thanks fellas! Can't wait to speak to Rich Sloan for the details.
Name: Bill Ferrier ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 22, 2009, 4:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Woodland, CA
Message: Howdy folks. I don't get over here much, but it is enjoyable to see posts from old friends. Rick Weaver, did you move to New Hampshire? The last time I saw you I thought you were still in S. Cal. Bill
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 22, 2009, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I hated math, although I did fairly well with my gozintas. Okay I took my shoes off, because I needed my other hand to count with and you would be correct. I hope this dosen't hurt my chances of getting something good this year for Christmas? (What an affair this will be, lol)
Name: Vicky Aliabadi ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 22, 2009, 2:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: SM
Message: Hey Greg Jones - I know you have trouble counting sometimes, so I want to remind you when your counting (you can use your fingers to count) how many in the family graduated from HHS, Dont forget the other two - Your sister-in-laws: Jeannie in 75 and Vicky in 76. NOW TIME FOR YOU TO GO BACK TO MATH CLASS.
Name: Sharon Bierman Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 21, 2009, 9:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: Shoot! Jim Schroeder I wish I had known you'd be in SoCal, I would have insisted on meeting you; I have always enjoyed your posts and sunny view of life. Please give a heads up next time so I can be there, or at least stalk you for a few days. And a VERY HAPPY anniversary to my big brother Steve Bierman (71) and his lovely bride Michelle Buguy Bierman (74) who have spent 35 wonderful years together as of June 22. You are terrific parents and role models and I thank you for the lessons you have taught me over the years. And lastly, for all you folks that have ordered Cougartown T-shirts in the last week, please forgive my tardiness in shipping; I have been out of town - BUT - am back now and all orders ship out tomorrow. Get 'em while they're hot folks; they're going fast!!!!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 21, 2009, 4:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Dale Hahlbeck: Very distressed to hear about your stroke! Hope you are doing well now! I had one in May of '92, 17 long years ago. Came out of it o.k. with only paralysis on my left side. No warning signs for mine either! Had my annual physical three days prior to it. Doctor informed me I was" Healthy as a horse" and he would see me next year. Unfortunately I saw him a week later in intensive care at Little Company of Mary. Know that you are in my prayers and God spared us both for a reason, let's find what that reason is! You were a great team-mate and I always had the highest respect for you, hang in there!!
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 21, 2009, 2:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Central Point, Oregon
Message: At last! A totally serendipitous sighting of a brother Cougar. Bill Young and I flew into LAX, rented a car and proceeded to Manhattan Beach and El Tarasco's for a burrito (el grande) and who should be sitting there but Greg Shambaugh -- who lives in San Jose? Is this a wacky world or what? Had a great time playing golf with a gaggle of Cougars in the San Diego area thanks to Bart Graves. Perhaps Mr. Fraser will be posting a picture or seven? And a grand fathers day to all of us.
Name: Rick Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 21, 2009, 6:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bedford, NH
Message: Happy Father?s Day to all you Dads out there and to all you single parent Moms who fulfilled both roles! It being Father?s Day, for me it is a day for reflection on being a Dad, and its joys, sorrows and responsibilities that go along with it. Before becoming a parent, I never thought I would have said that ?being a parent is the hardest job I?ve ever had?, but I can say that now. I?m not saying it?s a bad job, but to do a good job takes enormous patience, wisdom and love (not necessarily in that order). It is also a good measure of how fast time flies. Yesterday, I went to my daughter?s high school graduation at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester New Hampshire. It seems like only the day before that I attended her kindergarten graduation in SoCal. In the fall, she?s off to college to become an elementary school teacher and I couldn?t be more proud of her. My son Hayden will be 16 next month and is currently the ?challenging? part of the aforementioned parent equation. So to my fellow Cougs, make it a great day! Look at old family photos/videos, grill something, share old stories and by all means spend it with family if you can ? Cheers!
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 20, 2009, 4:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Now, I know this particular person hasn't signed on to the alumni list so his name wouldn't appear in the birthdays, but saw in the paper that Brian Wilson turned 67 today.