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Name: Esther Quintanilla Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 27, 2009, 12:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: Escondido, California
Message: I wasn't able to attend the class reunion and wanted to thank Wayne Dickey for giving me the opportunity to go view some of the pictures posted on shutterfly. You are the best! thanks again.
Name: Alyce Henn ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 11:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Elder
Class: 1969
City & State: Crestline, California
Message: i absolutely agree with everyone! our reunion was the best ever!!! ed & i brought beach chairs but i never sat down!! i started taking pictures of everyone important to me...then the margaritas evidently distracted me cause i missed a bunch...i hope marna got everyone then..i haven't looked yet...loved talking with all of you who i've loved since kindergarten plus my best friends thru HS.!! got home @ 1am...and was a little listless playing with grandsons the next day...must be getting old...
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 11:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Happy 39th Sharon!! Hope you have 100 more!
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 8:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1976
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Happy birthday, Sharon!! It was SO nice of you and Mike to come to our Triple Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday! There was a great write-up in the Orange County Register about it: I'll bet a lot of Eagles came out of HHS. I'd love to know who's an Eagle! Please tell!
I made it to Tenderfoot....
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 6:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
Message: Happy Birthday Sharon Branigan and many more, it is a pleasure to know you!
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 5:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: Just spent a long, long time looking at all the pics of our 40th Reunion. Damn, I'm so sorry I couldn't be there! I recognized many people, but many more that I just couldn't read the nametags. (Those shooters looked good. . . . .) I'm so glad everyone had fun, and I will not miss the next one, for sure! Betty
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 1:58 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Happy BD to Paco and Sharon B. Glad to hear that everyone had a great time at the class of 69 reunion. John C, I can't believe you went to the reunion. You are one tough LAPD detective. My husband had brain surgery and was down for several weeks before leaving the hospital. I guess the saying you can't keep a good man down is true. Hope you get well very, very soon.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 1:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to baby sister Sharon Bierman Branigan! I guess now you're a Cougar Cougar! Love you sis and hope it's a great day. It WILL be on Saturday night with the gang. Wow - birthdays for you, Baker and Billy Jensen - what a trio!
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 1:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: May I through out another birthday wish to Sharon Bierman Branigan? HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL! Go have some fun!
Name: Bonnie Driscoll ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 10:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Brodeur
Class: 1980
City & State: Laguna Hills CA
Message: I went to the 1979-1980 reunion at Gladstones in Long Beach!!! I have never been to any of my reunions and it was an amazing experience!!! I had a wonderful time!!! Thank you to the committee members for planning and putting on such a wonderful reunion!!! John we missed you!!! and people that I didn't know really well in HS and thanks to Facebook I have gotten in touch and gotten to know people all over again!! I have been in contact with people that I knew since Eucalyptus and St. Josephs!!! Hope all is well John!!! take care
Hi Bonnie, Glad you had a great time. Actually I made 2 out of 5 functions this past weekend. Pretty good for me.
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 10:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Happy belated birthday to Paco! And Happy Birthday to Sharon! Hope your celebrations are good.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 26, 2009, 7:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Happy Birthday to my good Cougar friend, Sharon Bierman Branigan HHS76. Have a great day, Sharon.
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 25, 2009, 7:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Palma, Ca
Message: ATTENTION everyone who attended the 69 reunion! If you took pictures at the reunion, and want to share them with everyone. Go to press sign in. user ID password is hawthorne. Post your pictures and look at others pictures. This will be our reunion book. Let us all share the experience. Wayne
Name: Robin Northup ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 25, 2009, 6:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LINCOLN, NE
Message: Gosh, I feel bad that I couldn't get to the 40th reunion. I had the money for the 30th, but could not because of family health problems, now 10 years later, not much family and limited on money. I hope anyone from our class of 69 that reads this send me an email to let me know how the reunion was.
Hey Robin, Just read this page. It looks like you missed the BEST EVER HHS REUNION IN HISTORY.
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 25, 2009, 3:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Truly, truly, the best reunion I have attended and I have attended every one of them since we graduated in 1969. When I had my third brain surgery on Monday and the Doctor told me on Tuesday that I would be in the hospital for two more weeks, I told him, "No I won't, I have my 40th high school reunion this Saturday." He said, "you'll go to the next one." I replied, "Can you guarantee I'll make the next one?" He reluctantly released me on Thursday. But even if he hadn't, I would have escaped and been there. It was so perfect in so many ways. Our committee went beyond any expectation and pulled off a masterpiece. Thank you all committee members. And finally, to my classmates...what can I say? You treated me like I was some sort of celebrity. I have never had my picture taken so much. I will never ever forget that night...never! Thank you, each and all of you. What a wonderful and caring group of individuals. I am still smiling. Of course there were certain people who were especially kind and I hope you know who you are. I would gladly name you here, but if I forgot just one of you I would be miserable. Thank you again all Cougars from all classes. Love you people, John T. Crotty
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 25, 2009, 12:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: EDH, CA
Message: I wanted to let everyone know that the services for Don Bakos will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 5101 Alton Parkway , Irvine. Donations in memory of Don can be made to the USC Office of Annual Giving, 3375 South Hoover Street , UVI-H208, Los Angeles , CA 90087-7799 , or online at , designated for the Athletic Department football program, the Trojan Marching Band or the School of Pharmacy
Thanks Matt.
Name: Bob Stevenson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 25, 2009, 11:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Lakewood, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy B/day Dan.
Happy Birthday Dan
Name: Larry Brophy ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 25, 2009, 10:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: APPLE VALLEY, CA
Message: Those were really fun days. Still have some old Fords and a fast Vette.
Yes they were Larry.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 25, 2009, 8:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC
Message: Had a fun time celebrating the baptism of Willy Montero's ('78) son's baptism last Sunday. Saw the usual crowd of siblings; Jim ('73), Mike ('74), Dan ('80) and Val ('83), but also saw a couple of Cougars I hadn't seen for a while, Jeff ('80) and Chris ('81) Tully. We were talking about Cougartown and I was wondering if at the class reunions there is a table top display promoting it so that more people would be aware of all the cool stuff on it and be able to keep in touch with HHS happenings a little easier. Looking forward to the future OC Cougars get together.
Hey Tom, Sometimes there is - sometimes there isn't. Thanks for asking.
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 24, 2009, 8:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Denver, CO
Message: John, I hope it's ok to post this. It's definitely HHS Alumni related. Thanks in advance. Okay Cougars, a fellow Cougar needs your help here. There?s a wonderful non-profit organization headed by our very own Faelin Klein (?75). The same girl who gave her yells to HHS is now giving her heart to kids with and without disabilities. Just visit and you?ll see for yourself what a great program this is. Anyway, Nike is investing $650,000 into various community programs and with the federal and state budget cuts running amuck, the SKC needs your vote now! It takes like 2 minutes to vote and every vote is important! All you need to do is go to , find the Sunshine Kids Club, type in your email address (to verify your vote), click on ?Vote Now? and verify the return email?that?s it! And for those who would like to help even more, you can vote each day. I mean if we can get Milk Bone to look at Zach the Lap Dog, I?m sure we can get Nike to help these kids! Thank you.
Amen to that Alan, vote away, Cougs...
Name: Kathy Jensen-Robinson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 24, 2009, 7:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1980
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: Hello to all the attendants at the Class of 79-80 30 year reunion! I just wanted to thank you all personally (Maggie, Don, Tom, Rhonda, Leslie, Marla, Kimn and Liz (1979) and Derek, Craig and Denean (1980) committee members for such a wonderful job at planning our reunion. Chuck and I had a wonderful time (although our hearing must be getting bad because it was hard to hear all of you). The food was good and seeing all of you made for a memorable evening. I must say that we all look just as good as we did in high school, and some of you out there have aged to perfection, (you guys know who you are). Leslie, it was great to see you again, although you didn't remember calling me Betty and Ann, we had such a good time reminiscing about all the fun we had together. Chuck and I want to thank you and your husbands for the wonderful time after the reunion at the hotel bar. We can't thank you enough. Denean and Derek, it is always a pleasure seeing you both and thanks again. Kim, it was great seeing you also...we spent many years in the water together. You looked great. To those of you not mentioned here, it is always good to see the people you spent four years together trying to get through high school. I can't wait till the next time that we can get together again. Counting down the time till then. And Derek, Denean, and Craig, I would love to be on the next reunion committee. Just let me know and I will be there. Take care all and I hope that you all made it home safe. Kathy Jensen-Robinson
I was wondering if the Classes of 79 and 80 had a reunion on Saturday night Thanks Kathy and glad you had a great time.
Name: Lupita Perkins ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 24, 2009, 2:53 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Dominguez
Class: 1969
City & State: Gardena, CA
Message: I just want to "Thank Everyone" who made our reunion one of the best I've been too. The food, drinks and entertainment were great. The beach was very casual and everyone seemed to really like that. It was nice visiting with all my friends. John Crotty my prayers are with you for a full recovery. Debbie I'm so glad you decided to go. Lets do this again in 5 yrs. Call me I'll help. Again thanks to all that worked so hard.
Name: Mary Appleman-Thompson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 24, 2009, 2:02 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Appleman
Class: 1969
City & State: Lake Elsinore, Ca.
Message: To the reunion committee for Class of 69, A big Thanks. It was great to see so many faces from the past. My sister's Catherine and Paula came with me and they really enjoyed themselves. We also hit Catherine's reunion for St. Bernard's too. Two reunions in one night. Ours was the best.... hands down. Thanks again to all that worked so hard to make it "THE NIGHT OF DREAMS". Mary-Rita Hello to the class of '69. I really enjoyed being at the reunion and seeing so many familiar faces. I want to pass on the concept of the beach party to my reunion committee. It was a blast. Thanks Again Cathy Appleman
Name: Bill Cusac ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 24, 2009, 1:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: South LakeTahoe, Ca.
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my good buddy Dan Petty. It's been a long time...PIEBOY
Happy Birthday Danny!!
Name: William Gertsch ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 24, 2009, 12:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Moreno Valley, CA
Message: Nice job on the reunion !!! Loved it so much you can put my name on the committee for the next one. Good food, good drinks, good music, super weather and especially great company. I haven't done that much hugging and kissing in the last 20 years! I worked the crowd as well as I could yet there were several of you I missed. Stayed sober all night long so that I could remember as much as I could. There was joy in my heart, some sadness for those that passed away and totally inspired when I saw John and his sister walk in. I feel sad for those that didn't make it. It was awesome to have had my inner mind sparked and refreshed from the days of my past. We all have to move on one day, however this part of the journey was a great stop on the way. God bless ya all. And thanks again to the committee.
Hey William, YOU are someone who "gets" reunions.
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 24, 2009, 10:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: EDH, CA
Message: I enjoyed cruise night. I am sorry to announce that Don Bakos died Saturday night from complications from a fall at his house that occurred earlier in the week. I will post info on the services when I get it.
Sorry to hear the news. Thanks Matt for coming down and for the information on Don.