.......here's one from Cheryl Nicocia, "a Woman", called.... The Woman's Song
.......here's the other from Cheryl Nicocia, called.... The Man's Song
Name: David Barboza () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 22:07:36
Message: Gotta say Thank You to Kathleen Griffin for splitting her support. We have enough for a seat and a tenth and the GREEN PHANTOM of 74 has the lead. Seems like I am becoming a seat monitor... hmmmm. Judy Toten your welcome, wish I knew more about W.G. Hey John, Thanks, surprised the scanner still works after that one.
Hey David, Your HS mug looks great. BTW, the 73-74 yearbook pics are courtesy of Ingrid Larson. Thanks Ingrid for loaning me your yearbooks. I've got the 71-72 books too, but just haven't got around to scanning those yet.
Name: Judy () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 21:46:11
Message: Well,If you can't beat 'em... join 'em:
Throughout the years
Our lives we uphold
For better and worse it's true
But to know in our hearts
Lined with Scarlet and Gold
Our memories shine through and through
Thanks, everyone, for keeping the best years of my life alive. Judy
David, Now getaloada' that rhymin'!!! Judy, where were you when they needed that for the 74 El Molino?? The Royal Rhymer could be in trouble. Thanks girl......
Name: Judy Toten () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 21:16:59
Message: Hey all you Cougars and Cougarettes !! I still can't get cruise nite out of my head. What fun that was. Can't wait for October to come ... even though that means speeding up the year... so what else is new(?) The picnic sounds like a great idea. After our 20th reunion, we also had one at the same park, should be alot of fun. For Patty V.
I can't get through to you on your E-mail. Write me back or does anyone know how else I can get a hold of her? And for Dave B., I was just asking Michelle B. Bierman about my one and only high school crush (W.G.)and if she knew how he was doing...and there you are with (a little, but some) info about him, thanx. The new pics are great John, keep up the good work....you don't need another life, this one you have here is making us all very happy !!LOL!! And, ummm...there was something else....I was going to say......I just can't seem to remember it.....hmmmmm.... what the heck could it have been?????? I keep getting these flashes of green going thru my head?????
OH YEAH!!!!!!!! NOW, I remember... You should see what's happening with my garden!!! It's sprouting little green dollars...I think I'll send you some John....................
Hi Judy, I enjoyed Cruise night SOOOO much, and I enjoyed meeting you and lots of other previously invisible Cougs. Homecoming weekend is going to be even better. Every one of these events gets a little larger. Las Vegas was a gas and so was Cruise night. I don't know how Homecoming weekend can miss.
I'll see you all there.
Name: Becky O'Brien () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 20:08:59
Message: Schroeder: Hi sweetie! Yep, I'll share some pleasantries with you. Funny, seeing the names of the guys you were with...Nancy Kluxdal said she'd come to the reunion if you could get Mazzotta there...where's Bart? I remember that backward's dance with Karen & Steve...didn't I drive my dad's new car into the house before we even left for the dance? I can't wait to hear from you...
Name: LaTasha Stephens () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 19:54:20
Message: This is a great website! Keep up the good work. I just wish that I could read more about the students of the 90's. Also, I read that Kye Courtney will be retiring next year. Mr. Courtney was my track coach (90-92). I just would like to wish Mr. Courtney well. LaTasha Stephens class of 1992
Hi LaTasha and welcome to Cougartown.
Name: Karen () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 19:51:23
Message: Wow Jim that was so sweet to refer to me as an angel, but I am sure there are those who would beg to differ. Speaking of the backwards dance, I have a wonderful picture of the four of us in my livingroom, you boys in your sport coats with the home made corsages, Steve's was so big it almost pulled him over. Then there was Becky and I in our dresses thinking we were so cute with our helmet hair. Yes I would say those were the days. Today I received a really nice picture from Howard Duran of him and my sister Donna Hare when they were in the 8th grade on a field trip at the observatory, they looked like they just stepped out of the movie Grease, he the bad boy, she the good girl. Howard great picture, thanks so much, and John B. good...
Name: Kathy Duran-Reese () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 18:10:21
Message: Hi all!! Well I missed the cruise. I was feeling pretty bad about it.......then I saw the pics, and now I feel really bad........... October is for sure. All four of us Durans will be there. I have to be "good" though. In October, I'm also doing the Avon 3-Day Breast Cancer walk from Santa Barbara to Malibu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If anyone wants to pledge a buck or two, E-mail me your address and I'll send you a form..................Oh I suppose I can have a beer.......or a DOZEN!!!!!!!!
Hawthorne-ites are THE BEST
Name: CAROL GROSS () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 18:08:25
Message: HEY JOHN, I WAS READING BACK ON PAST MESSAGES AND HAPPENED TO COME ACROSS A RECIPE...IS THIS "THE FAMOUS CHOCOLATE CAKE OF HHS",THAT WAS SERVED EVERY MORNING BEFORE SCHOOL??? IF SO ANY RECIPE FOR THE ICING? THAT WAS THE BEST CAKE! I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT WARM CHOCOLATE CAKE IN THE MORNING.
Carol, That's the one, but there's some concern about the amount of cocoa. We're trying to get an answer on that one. Unless........maybe you want to make it like it is, and let us know if it's OK. No icing recipe, sorry.
Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 17:35:43
Message: Okay okay, the guilt is killing me. John, put me down for 10.00 for Alex DeLaO and 10.00 for the Green Phantom. The check's are in the mail today. Tell me more about the BBQ planned for Homecoming Saturday? What should we bring?
Oh yeah, and Brother Gary, don't plan on anything for labor day weekend, I'm coming up and bringing the old hippie with me.
Jim Sloey, just want the world to know you are really an angel in disguise, and all this time I thought that was a dorsal fin on your back.....
Hi Kathleen, YES thank you for your donation. I knew the class of 74 would jump right in there. I do know of a couple more 74ers that should be donating, but I'll just wait and see if they'll volunteer on their own.
Now, about the picnic. Susan Walling is handling it, and I'm not sure what the food situations going to be. It's changed a couple of times already. I'll post the particulars on the Homecoming/Picnic Weekend in plenty of time (probably the end of next week). The sign up is going great. I went by HHS this afternoon to tell LeeRoy to save a few more seats as this is going to be a big one. I think the alumni might outnumber the student body. Thanks again Kathleen for your donation to the Nyman Hall seats and I'll see you Homecoming weekend.
Name: Tina Calabro () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 17:09:41
Message: Just wanted to say...HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY 35TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY to my Mom & Dad...Diana Thompson Calabro (c/o 61) & Joseph Calabro(c/o 62) yesterday, August 9th! Hi Jim (c/o 61) & Sandy West! I hope you and your family are doing great! Hope to see you all soon!
YES!!! Happy Anniversary Joe and Diana. 35 years is quite an accomplishment. I want to do a page on Cougars that married Cougars, AND are still married. Just another Cougartown project.
Name: The Royal Flogger(ette) (Myrna) () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 16:54:15
Message: Cheryl - Sorry I haven't lived up to my flogging duties. I'm playing Grandma this week to my grandsons (5 & 7). It's quiet time now, so I'm trying to catch up a little. Tried to listen to the songs to determine who I should flog, but my silly computer won't let me listen. I hate this thing!!! No, I guess I don't - it at least lets me into CT!!! Now, that's very important. Built stilts today, went and checked out the buffalo, and working on stepping stones this afternoon. Grandsons keep me busy, that's for sure. Hey Sloey - there are hills between us and the Ranch. Luckily for us - that way the winds don't get to us here in Coalinga. I haven't eaten out there for about 2-1/2 years - was it pretty good? You know how it is when it's available, just doesn't matter as much. Besides, then we have to drive 14 minutes.........
Myrna, You probably don't have a Real Audio Player. Click here to go to the download page. These are the free ones. Pick one, download it, and set it up. Then you can hear the tunes.
Name: Jim Schroeder () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 15:30:32
Message: Ah, remembering the daze when I too sat as muted statuary on the benches in front of Fosters. It was the nerve center of HHS social life. Spent too much time back there (*in the parking lot) trying to scale Red Mountain. ($1.50 a gallon). Curtis used the phone out front as his home phone number. I was fortunate enough to see where Curtis lived and experience the world he lived in. He was strange before it was popular. The Manyard G Krebs of Hawthorne. We exchanged letters while I was in the Army. He'd write a cryptic message on a road map and send it postage due to Fort Gordon (where Chuck Currie was stationed also). Chuck -- how many guys can claim Becky Lou as their first love? Count me in. Is she on this network? I'd love to exchange pleasantries with her. Also see Karen Hare's name on here. She's an angel -- as I recall. We doubled to the backward dance with her and one Mr. Stevenson ( whom I saw this weekend along with Fish, Blackburn and Mazzotta) ;But I (continually) digress. Those who keep the tradition alive -- right on! Only wish I could of been there (Cruise Night?) to slurp a cherry coke -- on the benchs -- with the guys. Louie, Wezal, Arnold, and way too many others to mention (or remember).
JB-- Optimidgets rule!
Hey JB (yet another JB), How're you doin' man? Actually I think it was the PeeWees that ruled, be we (the Optimidgets) were right there huh.Thanks for the memories Jim, and keepem comin' Cougs.
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 09:38:35
Message: Hi Robin-
Where are you coming from? I'm hoping 2 old friends will come from the East Coast - Debbie Valentine and Linda Mizukami! Wouldn't that be great??? An El Molino staff reunion!
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 01:56:29
Message: P.S I better mention Heather Reoch too she was one of my favorite dance partners and she threw some kewl parties too (not as good as mine though)
H1 over an out.
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr () on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 01:53:45
Message: OK OK Hahlbeck Party Story #1 For one of the parties Ed Brewer '73 borrowed, ok ripped off, a 5 gallon bottle of Smirnoff from the Tropicana Bowling Alley where he use to bartend. Well the popular drink that night besides Lucky Lager was the Screwdriver! Well, Larry Hampton '75 decided to try one cocktail, which he put in 80% oj and 20% vodka. Well soon Larry is putting 70/30 60/40 and I think his last cocktail was all Smirnoff with splash of oj. Well the party is happening, I'm dancing with the kewl ladies Debbie Santos '75 Sharon Robson '76 Robin Morton '75 etc etc when Steve Renteria taps me on the shoulder and says "Hey where's Larry????????" Well, it was time to find out the answer to that question. We searched all over the house and did not find him, so the search went outside. Behold, we find Liquored up Larry curled up under a tree in my backyard Passed Out cold. Til this day the word Screwdriver puts Larry in convulsions.....Ahh the good ol days
Keep up the good work John, and I will try to find a Dale Hahlbeck SR '56 party tale for my next installment Rock Steady ya'll
Change a couple of names and I think that WAS a D.H. Sr story. Hey, Thanks Dale.
Name: Tom Quintana () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 21:55:07
Class: No class
Message: You are the MAN John Baker. Still looking for a photo of the Lighthouse Drive-In that was at the corner of Rosecrans & Haw, Blvd. Have a menu but no photo. Nostalgia trip mainly.
Hey Tom, Yes, we still need a picture of the Lighthouse. Also Bob's Big Boy in Inglewood.
This is Mr. Hawthorne History folks. If you need to know something about Hawthorne, Tom IS DA' MAN!! Tom, please let me know how to return your books. I've got them all wrapped up and no where to send them. Thanks for checking in.
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 21:42:42
Maiden: Asleep @ the switch
Message: Dennis: I must have been sleeping to let your feedback slip by me. I believe you and Judy both graduated from HHS in 1961 which would have put both of you in my 55-56 class. Remember the petroleum industry and agriculture were the social studies units (SURE you do!) I believe we were in room 9. Nudge the Durans a little. Count me in for whatever I have to do for the lunch. At least we're pretty sure we'll see them Oct. 15th.
Love to all, HCH
Can one of you Westsiders with a scanner please email me a 50s/60s picture of Mr. Plotkin. I would appreciate it.
Name: Robin MacLean-Northup () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 21:26:59
Message: This is a 'hello' to Linda Dawson, class of 69. Do you remember me. Are you going to the reunion in October. I bet I will travel the farthest to get there.
Name: Frank Romano () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 21:19:27
Message: Okay... How'd the cake turn out John. Did you bake it on Sunday? Maria and I just returned this afternoon from a few days at Del Mar. She likes to help pay for the horse feed. I can't figure that out. The odds are much better with the dice, not to talk about the amount of time it takes. But it was great to be in double digit temps for a few days. Ya know JB I paid for the door handles at the Torrance city hall. I picked up a speeding ticket 2 AM, June of 61. The cop gave me a break when he wrote it for 75 plus in the 45 zone. Hawthorne Blvd, just south of the old lazy s curve at 190th. That's where he hit his lights... we stopped at Torrance and Hawthorne Blvd. Took that far to slow down and stop. 69 vette! We were testing a new fuel home made fuel system. He turned out to be a pretty good guy. He would always say hello when ever he would spot us at Jody's coffee shop. (Remember Jody's) Great Patty Melt.
Great stuff Frank. Was Jody's right next to Wallichs Music City just across the street east from the So. Bay Galleria??
RE: The Cake. I'm checking with THE Coach to see if the Cocoa amount is the same in his recipe as in mine. Hard to imagine Coach Chauncey and Me comparing cake recipes huh.Who da' thunk it......Thanks Frank for the Jody's memory flogger. Let me know if that's the same place.
Name: David Barboza () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 20:07:28
Message: Just wanted to say thanks too Sharon and Beverly for helping out The Green Phantom. We got the ball rolling. Come on class of 74 we can do it. If CT checks out the total we almost have enough for one seat. For all of us alumni, HHS provided a foundation for who and what we are now. This is our chance to give a little back. What do you say....
Name: Jim West () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 20:06:35
Message: I just wanted to say hi to everyone. Sandy and I got to spend the weekend with Bob Allen at his place in Riverside. Bob is doing real good and staying busy with his horses. Hello again Diana, Joe, Tina, Lisa Calabro. Russ/Judy I sent you a couple of messages, did you ever get them?? Hope to see everyone in Oct.
Name: Cheryl () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 19:19:56
Message: See John, I KNEW that you would get me in trouble with that song. Just to clear the air, I DID NOT think the song was funny. I DID NOT send it in to the Feedback Page. I sent it to John personally, because I KNEW he would think it was funny, and he took it upon himself to share it with all of you. SO,....next time he WILL get permission before he goes public, or he WILL be punished. (Where is Myrna when you need her)((She is the court flogger, right??))
See, again, this is NOT a Politically Correct Website. I've been ignoring mail for 2 days over the Woman Song. Bottom line, I like them BOTH, so they stay. If you DON'T like the Woman Song, don't click on that link....simple. I've had NO complaints about the MAN Song however.
Name: Susie Sperry () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 16:53:56
I also tried sending you EMail, but your address was wrong. Write me back using my email address. It's been along time. Susie
Name: Peggy Murphy () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 16:29:44
Class: IHS 63
Message: Just wanted to let you know you have a great page. I didn't graduate from Hawthorne, I graduated from Inglewood in '63, but your memories and mine are very much alike. Thanks for taking the time to put up this site.
Hi Peggy, Yeah, it seems lately that I receive email from all the Centinela Valley/South Bay High Schools. We did all cruise the same streets and hang at the same hangouts, so the memories ARE the same. Thanks for adding to this forum, and the Cougs welcome all our local high schools.
Name: Stephanie Alhanati () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 16:18:07
Message: Hey all you band people who served under Mr. Morgan! I was sending in my Nyman seat money and remembered a little song that the band members used to sing on the bus trips to games and parades. It was dedicated to our beloved leader and sung to the tune of the "Mickey Mouse Club" song. Does anyone still know it? It's been stuck in my brain for over 30 years and I still sing it, even though my kids look at me funny when I do....but then, they look at me funny lots of times, so I've gotten used to that....
Yes, Let's hear it from someone. I'll get you started. "Who's-the-lea-der-of-the-band-....."
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 14:30:12
Message: Kathy Weiner, how are you and the family? Tell Allan I said hello, and that he still needs glasses! LOL
For those of you too young or older than us, Kathy's brother, Tim Thomas was an all CIF defensive back, 1964, c/o 1965, and one of the best athletes I ever met but he was a better person than he was an athlete. He was a guy you would go out of your way to try to be his friend. Tim, Bill Tambourino and I worked on the parks in the summer of 1966 through the winter of 1967. I was very good friends with Tambo as he was known, but Tim and I were probably just acquaintances until that summer. During the summer the three of us and Margaret, TAMBO's girlfriend and now wife of probably 30 years, did almost everything together. We went to countless Dodger games, we would walk into the bleachers for free because every night was little league night and they didn't care, we spent the night at Dodger stadium waiting for the 1966 World Series tickets to go on sale, we got them, and we went to the first game even after Tim's dad gave his version of Dodger stadium, [that night waiting for tickets will go down as one of the most fun nights in my life], we played basketball and softball together on park teams, sports that Tim never played in high school but sports he soon excelled at, and the time Timmy wouldn't let Tambo leave me at Dodger stadium handcuffed to Tambo's corvair. As he said to Tambo we have had enough fun with this. The times we spent in his new Mustang, and he would always threaten us if we spilled anything on his new car, and he would always end the threat with a laugh, and we never spilled anything, not because Timmy scared us because we respected him so much. And a 1000 other things that Timmy did that exemplified what a great person Tim was and what a great friend. He was quiet but not afraid, kind but not weak, strong but not boastful. For that period of my life, my two best friends were Tambo and Tim Thomas but I am sure there are a lot of guys from that time frame will say the same thing about Timmy. He made us all feel special. I was so very fortunate to have gotten to know Timmy, even JIM SLOEY
Name: Destyn LaPorte () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 13:17:28
Class: LHS 65
Message: Hello, I decided to register even though I graduated from Leuzinger High School ('65). I do remember drop-in nights, great dances at Hawthorne High, meeting Lynn Brooks and Paul Mackie (plus all their friends) and just having a good time during high school. I wasn't allowed to cruise until later . . . but I did it in style - 1957 Chevy!
Congratulations on a great web page!
Sincerely, Destyn LaPorte
Thanks Destyn, If you knew Lynn and Paul, you're an honorary Coug......
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 12:00:14
Message: Dear John (no, I'm not breaking up with you!)- re: the three germs - I should have known that you are OMNISCIENT. It IS a cute story. El and the Queen: Your response was right on the mark and you minced no words (maybe it should be Cyrano Rojo). I wish I could take credit for your writing skills! The longevity of your relationship speaks well for both of you (regardless of the condition of your pate) Love to you both. I see Mike Shay is on his way to Big Sur. For any former Dana Students - Tom Helvey is the docent at the campground at Big Sur and would love for you to say "hello"
FYI Today John Fowler and his family arrive from Turkey for a visit. I'm pretty certain they will be staying at his folks home (still in Hawthorne) John is a doctor and teaches ER procedures and is a missionary for his church in Hawthorne.
Just full of information - am I not?
Love to all, HCH
Hi Harry, I see you've been hanging out with Joe M....... "Omniscient"!!! I thought I knew EVERYTHING!!!
John Fowler found this site a couple of years ago, while in Turkey. I know it helped make him feel lots closer to home. John, if you're out there, give us a shout. There're lots more of your friends here now.
Thanks HCH, for being here too.
Name: Linda Dietrich () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 11:48:59
Message: This is the coolest site on the Internet. Thank you John for making it all possible. There is another site that you can go to and find anyone from ANY school and it is called Class Mates. There are alot of us that registered on there from HHS. If you have friends outside of HHS that may be looking for you it would be good to sign up there. John could you put it on other cool sites? It was just a thought anyway. Thanks, Linda
Name: Christine Baird () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 02:11:44
Message: I, like Cindi, do not care for the "I am Woman" song. I, also like Cindi, spare the spiders life, in fact I let them live in my house....they eat all the other bugs. But, unlike Cindi, I seldom paint the house or wash the cars, and I never mow the lawn.... and for the record...I never fake an orgasim. ")
hey, me neither.....
Name: Janet Burkett () on Monday, August 9, 1999 at 00:20:38
Message: Wow...you leave for 10 days and it's almost impossible to get through the feedback. I give. Sounds like homecoming has turned into a weekend. I'll be there "with bells on", scarlet and gold of course. JB (the other one)
Yeah, it just keeps getting better and better. Anyone leaving Cougartown for 10 days may NEVER catch up. Welcome back Janet.