Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 18, 2009, 4:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vallejo, Ca
Message: Wade, Thanks for exposing my declining brain power and memory with your recollection of Laidlaw's greatest game his senior year (let's see, the North High Saxons, South High Anglos and West High Warrior. Sentinels were from Inglewood and usually sucked). I apologize for forgetting about you and Mike Bell being the QBs in 1971, but I guess we all remember, "Snap to Bell and he hands off to Laidlaw for a 20 yard gain"! I don't think HHS QBs ever allowed to pass more than 5 times per game. Maybe this changed your junior and senior years, but then Terry Howse and Gene Skulick were the star running backs. Time for me to go take my vitamin E and maybe next time I will remember how many Warriors Scott Laidlaw carried on his back. Trivia Question for Greasby- Who was the West High Star running back in this showdown game which Laidlaw completely over shadowed? I dont remember the answer myself, but it was Dave somebody!
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 18, 2009, 3:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: L.A.
Message: Was it Hart's Jewlers?Jan's was in Hawthorne!
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 18, 2009, 2:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: I put my graduation tassel in my mom's car, since I didn't have one of my own. After I got my own car, she wanted to keep it. I hope it's either in her current car or stored safely!
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 18, 2009, 2:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bruceville, TX
Message: I too still have my graduation tassel and key squirreled away along with my college graduation tassel and a few other assorted treasures. I beat Jerry by 8 years - my HHS and college graduations were 30 years apart.
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 18, 2009, 12:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, California
Message: Regards to Mr. Scott Laidlaw.....Scott was the QB for HHS in his Junior Year. He was moved to Tailback his Senior Year. Mike Bell and I were the QB's. The game in question, Dean, was the West Torrance High Game where Scott carried 6 or 7 Warriors for a vital first down in HHS's upset of West. One of the most exciting games in the history of HHS football. He was All League, All South Bay, All CIF, played in the North/South Shrine Game and the Lions All Star Game. He went to Stanford and was primarily a blocking fullback. At Dallas he was nicknamed "Little Walt" as in Walt Garrison and blocked for Tony Dorsett and Preston Pierson. He did play in two Super Bowls, Dallas vs Denver, and Dallas vs Pittsburgh. He had a high light game against Washington on Thanksgiving Day 1978. Scott was first class, always there to teach and give insight to what was happening on and off the field. I haven't seen Scott in many years, but the memories of the 1970 football season are many. I was fortunate enough to play two sports with two great athletes, Mike Scott, baseball and Scott Laidlaw, football. HHS Hall of Famers
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 18, 2009, 12:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: I still have my graduation tassel and complimentary year key-hanging right next to my college graduation tassel dated thirty-eight years later. I was a little slow I guess?haha. Does anyone remember which Downtown Inglewood jewelry store gave away the free year fobs to the graduating class?
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 18, 2009, 11:03 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas or Bust
Message: I was going through some extraneous detritus stuff of mine and came across my brother's 1969 Graduation tassel, I know my 71' tassel is somewhere around the house, I just have to find it. I'm just curious, how many Cougars held onto their Graduation tassels?
Name: Carol Shaner ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 17, 2009, 9:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Bernardino, CA
Message: Route 66 car cruise show started in San Bernardino tonight. 1800 very cool cars will cruise 5 miles thru the down town area of San Bernardino. Lots of 60's music and great food too. 5th and E has lots of grand stand seating to watch the guys show what they got.
Name: Lori Garcia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 17, 2009, 7:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: Hey Reuel, We have a vacation home just down 95 from you in Mohave Valley. If you frequent Spirit Mountain or the Avi we may have crossed paths. Feel free to email me.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 17, 2009, 3:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Cougar sighting: On Tuesday night Lou Ressig ('62) and I had dinner at the San Franciscan restaurant at Sepulveda and Crenshaw. We started talking to our waitress who informed us she went to HHS. Her name at Hawthorne was Cathy Stewart and she would have graduated in '67. Ring a bell with anyone?
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 17, 2009, 10:48 am - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena, California
Message: Brian Wilson will be performing at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills on December 3, 2009
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 17, 2009, 7:20 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; Just got back in town from Palm Desert, checked in & saw the thread about North Torrance H.S.. Here's a little bit of useless trivia, could be HHS related if anybody got sent there. North Torrance H.S. was the designated South Bay S/D CONTINUATION school of it's day. Way before LLoyd, and some of the other continuation schools that exist today. If you were a high school student back then and got kicked out of your designated high school and no other school had room and/or wanted you, you eventually ended up at North Torrance.
Name: Harvey Saxson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 16, 2009, 8:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: torrance
Message: SAXSONS Dean, North Torrance were the SAXSONS
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 16, 2009, 7:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Speaking of Brian Wilson, I noticed he'll be playing at a club in Agoura in December (sorry, due to CRS, I forgot the name of the club). My daughter works across the freeway from it and I'll get her to get me details for anyone who wants them.
Laidlaw? Aren't they school bus moguls now?
Name: Stephanie Brito ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 16, 2009, 5:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: RPV, CA
Message: It happened again but this time I thought I'd let Penny Prouty report the sighting...she didn't so I will: on Saturday last Penny Prouty (class of 62) saw Stephanie Brito (61), who was riding in her husband's side car through the parking lot of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center along with some very special autos from the Trumnp Concourse d' Elegance....Penny was holding onto two large blond labs/retrievers and enjoying the very special rides going by.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 16, 2009, 4:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Valley Jose, CA
Message: Scott Laidlaw was a running QB at HHS, really a Tailback who played QB and ran the Option set. Dont think he had much of an arm either for distance or accuracy. He earned a full football scholarship to Stanford where they gradually converted him from a fleet footed 185 running back to a 240 pound fullback. I watched Laidlaw at Stanford and was disappointed in how he had to convert to a power runner who mainly blocked for the passing game that Stanford ran. Gil Brandt, the Dallas Cowboys super-scout had eyes for Scott to become a blocking back for the fast tailbacks of the Cowboys (Dorsett, I think, maybe Herschel Walker). Again, he played long enough for his NFL pension and probably played in a Super Bowl, but never was as exciting as the running back who in his Senior Year in a grudge game at North High carried about 11 Sentinels on his back for about 40 yards to lead a thrilling Cougar upset.
Name: Rick Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 16, 2009, 12:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bedford, NH
Message: Regardng Scott Laidlaw - If I'm not mistaken, although Scott ended up a running back, he was quarterback in High School and happened to have excellent running skills as well. Confirmation anyone? I can't find my yearbooks... Been in New England for three and a half years and am still unpacking...
Name: Larry And Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 16, 2009, 7:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: We recall Brian Wilson did come to the 25th reunion in 1985. Just a few years back! ALWAYS A COUG
Name: Connie Cook Bromby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 15, 2009, 9:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Wofford Heights, CA
Message: Yep, Scott Laidlaw did play for the Cowboys. He graduated in 1971. I am looking for his sister-in-law Marilyn Adair Laidlaw also a 1971 grad. She was married to Scott's brother Steve Laidlaw. Last I heard she was living in TX... Anyone have any info...
Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 15, 2009, 7:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: Re: reunions. Has anyone of the Beach Boys that attended HHS ever attend an HHS reunion?
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 15, 2009, 9:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: Just spoke to my Aunt Mary, Mary Gutierrez-Perez '60, who's at home recovering after being in the hospital. She's doing fine and said she's looking forward to next year's big FIVE O reunion. For those wondering, after graduating from HHS, she worked in the HHS library, co-owned Torrance Bakery, worked at TRW and is enjoying her retirement. She was our cool aunt that would take us in her black Impala with the really cool tail fins to the movies (in Gardena?) and buy us Dr. Pepper and candy.
Name: Reuel Callahan ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 15, 2009, 6:48 am - HHS Time
City & State: Ft. Mohave, Az.
Message: Thanks for the Feedback. If anyone ever goes to Laughlin, look us up. We live right across the river.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 14, 2009, 9:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Central Point, Or
Message: King John has exhibited restraint. He is now eligible to be a good example for the youth of America, and will be automatically entered into a drawing for a Cougar-rooter hat and an all-expense paid trip to Lomita (certain restrictions apply / void where prohibited).
Name: Jim Villanueva ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 14, 2009, 6:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Scott Laidlaw is the former Cougars/Cowboys running back!
Name: Reuel Callahan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 14, 2009, 3:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ft. Mohave Az.
Message: Hi everybody. I haven't been here for along time. Hey I need help, a big senior moment! What is the name of the HHS running back that played for the Dallas cowboys? I think he graduated around the time of the Greasby boys. Help?
Name: Penny Prouty ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 14, 2009, 12:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: In response to Bobby Jenson's feedback.....The Trotters were our neighbors on Isis & 124th St.....we were across the street from each other. I remember Jackie & Paulette, too.....we were all playmates when we were little kids. Jeff, if you read this, I hope you please tell Lloyd & Sylvia that Penny & Kathy said hi.......and wish them a very happy 60th wedding anniversary! I have so many memories growing up with all of you....you were like a second family!
Name: Jim Villanueva ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 13, 2009, 10:40 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Yeah....what Faelin said!!! :) :) KEEP VOTING!! Keep making a difference!! Peace!
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 13, 2009, 5:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday big sister Ricki!! You look the same as you did in your H.H.S. senior picture!!
Name: Faelin Klein ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 13, 2009, 1:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Chico CA
Message: Thank You All for voting For the Sunshine Kids Club. !!!!!!You are making a big difference in these kids lives!!!!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 13, 2009, 8:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Happy Birthday to good buddy Bill Shultz HHS63. Have a great day, Bill.