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Name: Humphrey Marien ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 6, 2009, 2:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey Cougs, Humphrey HHS73' checking in with you all. With the passing of my Mother Roselie, this concludes a great era for us this week. 50 memorable years in Hawthorne! Thank you for all of your support from my Sis, Miranda HHS66', Ruyter brothers Max HHS66' rip, Roy HHS67', Rene HHS68', non-HHS grads Winny, Edward and Richard Marien.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 6, 2009, 10:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; Happy Holidays, I just got back in town from the east coast and was checking out the site. Looking at Paco's Pics, of the picnic, boy, time has passed everybody by and everyone looks great. However, Dennis Campbell & Paco could use a little airbrush work LOL, hey guys, just kidding. I don't even take pictures of myself anymore, I've broken to many good cameras, the cameras don't even flash when they try and take my picture and no, I'm not a Vampire. J.B., have a good one, Jorge
Hey George, thanks and have a Merry Christmas.
Name: Gary Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 5, 2009, 8:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Lancaster,CA
Message: Hi, I am Gary Johnson, Kathy Jefferson-Johnson was my sister in law, married to my youngest brother John. My daughter Laura was very close with Kathy and all of the Jeffersons and has relayed the following: Jack passed away about 5 years and his wife Helen about 3 years ago. Nancy Jefferson lives in the south bay area with her husband Greg (we are unsure of Gregs last name but will try to find out). The last we knew, Jerry Jefferson has lived in Australia and we believe San Diego. We will try to reach Kathy's son Todd who resides in Phoenix to see if we are able to get any further information. Email me...
Thanks very much for the information.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 5, 2009, 6:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: OK, that's it! The next little CT field trip is to Bob's Big Boy - Downey or Torrance, doesn't matter. It's Cougar owned and that's what matters! Guess we should give him a heads up to see if he could accommodate. Or maybe he'd just shut it down to general public for our little event! Bob's beats Pink's in my book anytime!!! I can taste the chocolate shake now....Maryann Dowell would be dipping her grilled cheese into catsup and we'd all be sharing fries!! WHEN SHALL WE GO???
Sue, You are now IN CHARGE of this event. I've been to the one in Torrance, so let's all meet up in Downey. It has car hop service too.
Name: Tesa Dallons Riggs ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 5, 2009, 5:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Dallons
Class: 1977
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: I am sorry to bring sad news. Our friend Don Brokaw, Class of '77 has been battling melanoma for quite some time. He may not have a lot of time left. He has been going through several chemo treatments, surgeries, and now radiation. He hasn't complained once. I swear the laughter I try and bring out in him makes him feel better. I know it would do wonders for him and deeply make him very, very happy to hear from you that knew him well. He doesn't do Internet, he likes to get letters/cards. He doesn't like sympathy. He prefers to hear about the fun things we all did at HHS and throughout our life. He would LOVE to hear about your life, etc....If you send a photo, that would be a thrill for him too. If you would be kind enough to write him a cheerful card, tell him about what you've been up to (children, travels, whatever...)
Address: Don Brokaw 1897 W. Sandalwood Drive Meridian, ID 83646
There are a few good friends of his that I cannot find - Lisa Kuka, Cathy Haigen, and Jill McFarlane. If any of you have their emails, please pass this along. Thank you!
Tesa, Jill McFarlane is on the Alumni List under the class of 1977. I'm sure Don will get lots of cards and letters from his Cougar friends.
Name: Paul Wieber ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 5, 2009, 4:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Carmicheal, Ca
Message: Well, inquiring minds want to know, did anybody have a Cougar sighting at Brian Wilson's show? I have seen him before in concert with his band and it is awesome! Good, good vibrations!
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 5, 2009, 1:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: My favorite family Christmas tale occurred a few years before my birth during the war, about 1944. My parents were the proprietors of a modest motel just off Imperial on Aviation. It was Christmas Eve Day and a tired couple came in to the unadorned motel lobby looking for simple accommodations as they were in town to pay their governmental levies. Being Christmas time all the rooms were hired out and there was no more room at the motel. All my parents could offer them was some space in the garage that was once an old barn. Being rather desperate as ?mother? was with child, Mister and Missus Baker signed the registrar. They took their meager belongings to the rear of the establishment and entered through the broken gate hanging on the fence surrounding the structure. Now stop me if you have heard this before? Oh, you have?...hee hee. Merry Christmas, Cougs.
Not funny Jer'
Name: Frank Louder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 5, 2009, 1:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Ventura CA
Message: Hi I saw there was some talk about Bob's Big Boy in Downey. Jim Louder HHS 1971 Is the owner, the restaurant (He also owns Bobs big Boy in Torrance) looks great restored from the original plans. There have already been a lot of car shows and West Coast Choppers had their poker run at Bob's as well. A web site is planned that will list upcoming car shows and events. Stop by and say hi. Jim is there all the time. The Hot rod cruising days are back in Downey!
Good news Frank, I'll be out after the new year.
Name: Pauline Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 5, 2009, 10:16 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 1969
City & State: Oak Hills, CA.
Message: My best Christmas that I can remember was when I was a Freshman (1965/66) my parents bought me a 1953 Ford. It had only 33,000 miles and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. They put it in the garage with a big red bow. They wrapped little hints that I had to follow to get to the car. I am really looking forward to this Christmas, my grandson is 13 months old and loves to open packages and play with the bags and paper. I wish all the Cougar family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
WHAT A CHRISTMAS PAULINE, thanks for this one.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 4, 2009, 10:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, California
Message: Here's one of my Christmas memories. About a month before Christmas, when I was about 8, my sisters and I found our presents. We swore to each other that we would never tell our parents. Well it worked out almost perfectly. On Christmas morning our parents woke us up and I ran to the tree saying, "I can't wait to open my Lincoln Logs".
Great One Chris, thanks
Name: Larry Drager ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 4, 2009, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Davis, CA
Message: Does anyone know anything about Dick Mattice, class of 57? I would like to get in touch with him. Thanks, Larry Drager, class of 57
I'm sure someone knows his whereabouts....anyone have an answer for Larry?
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 4, 2009, 2:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, CA
Message: GEN-U-INE Cougar sighting. The Hunchback and I were eating our lunch with some Hunchback friends visiting from Indiana. When what to my wandering eyes did appear but sitting at a table right next to us are - Konnie and Zoe Krislock!! Lots of fun, especially since she was wearing a USC sweater...
Good one Patty, and my favorite sweater sighting too
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 4, 2009, 1:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
No E-mail
Message: Both of our parents used the ?JC? statement to us kids in private and in public it was ?Holly Smoke?!
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 4, 2009, 12:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: hermosa beach,CA
Message: While drving home from my sister's on Thanksgiving, I was reflecting on how wonderful that particular holiday is when we all get together and besides sharing dinner, sharing a lot of laughs. Then I thought about Christmas and how wonderful that time was for me as a child also. They were all good, but there were two in particular that are my most memorable. The first was in third grade when I got a white three speed Schwinn racer! The second was in sixth grade when I got my first Pendleton! I thought I would add this tidbit to Cougartown and maybe generate a new topic for feedback. Cougars favorite Christmases!!!
Thanks John, Good topic so let's go Cougars.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 4, 2009, 10:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Sacramento valley AZ
Message: There was a boat at 119th and Oxford N/W corner it was made out of concrete. strange thing to make a boat out of :) It was there from the 60s thru the 80s I seem to remember a story in the DBreez about it and the builder, he was going to sail around the world when he retired, I know he got it launched I hope he is having a great trip
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 4, 2009, 10:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, Ca
Message: Congratulations to the Univ of Oregon Ducks and their great victory over the OSU Beavers. Great teams get it done when all the marbles are on the line and the Quackers did just that. The Rose Bowl should be an easier game than all these final Pac Ten games. After all, lowly USC put a whippin on the Buckeyes at home. Robin Hood, your slow roasted beaver is cookin right now and will be delivered for your dinner tonight!
Congratulations to the Ducks. Put the Quack on the Buckeyes. Lowly USC?? Geez Dean, lose 3 games and now we're lowly? I never called Stanford "lowly".
Name: Dawn Stevenson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 4, 2009, 9:58 am - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: If Dennis Wilson had lived, he would be 65 today!
Happy Birthday Dennis!!
Name: Rick Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 4, 2009, 9:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bedford, NH
Message: My Dad used to say, "Why don't you use your head for something other than growing hair?". I wish I still had some of that hair...
Good one Rick
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 4, 2009, 8:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: I too remember that boat. I am sure my sisters do too. We thought it was really strange that someone [??] was building a boat in their backyard.
Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 3, 2009, 8:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Portland,Oregon
Message: My dad would say "A dime a dozen" when I told him I wanted to be a musician.
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 3, 2009, 3:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Little saying our parents used! I just used one on my daughter this morning. When we (that means all of you) use to do something stupid, my father would say "why don't you use your head for something else than a hat rack". My daughter never seems to question those little sayings. She is her fathers daughter. LOL
Good one Wayne
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 3, 2009, 2:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Cougar Sighting!! While having lunch with Rich Sloan HHS60 (not a Cougar Sighting) at Hofs Hut this afternoon, we ran "smack dab" into Mike Sciurba HHS60 and Helen Teague Sciurba HHS61. I think this is my second bonafide Cougar Sighting. Great seeing you Helen and Mike, and you too Rich.
Name: Laura Wang ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 3, 2009, 1:16 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Geele
Class: 1976
City & State: PV, CA
Message: There was a ship on 126th between Menlo and Freeman, on the north side of the street just directly east of the alley. Is that the ship you're thinking of? My dad told me it actually was launched in the mid-80s . . . not sure what happened to it after that, and there's a new family in the house who has no clue as to their lot's history (of course we still call it "the boat house"!
That's probably the one Laura, thanks very much for the information.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 3, 2009, 12:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Ho-HO-HO!! Show off your Christmas, send me the pics!!
It's that time of year Cougs. Please send Paco your favorite Christmas pictures. They can be new or old. We need them for our Pacos Pics Christmas edition.
Name: William McCrary ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 3, 2009, 10:16 am - HHS Time
City & State: Manitou Springs, CO
Message: Hawthorne Ghost Ship I was very much a part of Hawthorne growing up. I travelled the streets of Hawthorne as a youth on my bikes and memorized neighborhoods and sights along the way. Those memories are fading but there is one sight I remember in the neighborhood just west of Prairie Ave along 126th Street or Broadway (which one I am guessing) . A boat was under construction in the backyard of a home or piece of land along the way. I watched intently as it took shape hoping to see the finished product some day. Construction stopped on the boat and for years it stood idle and rusting. All iron, the boat stood a good two stories from keel to deck and about 50 feet long. Construction was oriented north and south on the property. No plates on the side revealed bulkheads and holes for hatchways dividing the lower deck into compartments. Whatever happened to that boat and why did construction stop? Does anybody know or remember? Whatever response you can give would be deeply appreciated.
I remember that boat in the mid 50s to 60s. It was on 126th and York on the northeast corner. I always wondered about it too but never saw anyone working on it. Does anyone have a clue to who owned it or whatever happened to it?
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 3, 2009, 8:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire, CA
No E-mail
Message: Voted for Boo, and wanted to wish Larry and Denny happy birthdays!
Happy Birthday Larry & Denny
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 2, 2009, 9:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena, California
Message: Debra McGregor, some of us got this email below from Jake Tabbi and I know you used to see one of the Jefferson's in Lancaster years ago. Any idea where the other family members live?
Hi, We are trying to locate Jerry Lee Jefferson (Class of 1964). (they lived on 5350 124th St. W. Hawthorn). I know his sister Kathy Jefferson (class of ?66) passed away a few years ago but I am still trying to find Nancy Jefferson (Class of ?69) or their mom ?Helen?. My sister was an exchange student in the class of ?65 (Nassrin Tebbi) and lived with the Jefferson?s. Our families became close and later we lost touch. We are now looking to see if we can find any of them. Can any of you help in any way? Do you know anyone who might? (I have already contacted John Baker at the Cougartown; He can?t locate any of them, he suggested a post on the Cougartown ) Thanks Jake Tabbi.
Debra, please contact Nassrin or Jake directly at this email address Thanks very much