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Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 23, 2009, 6:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Merry Christmas! I just had to say something on CT so I can be a part of the 2009 holiday page. Hope all of you have a healthy and happy New Year. And, yes, my prayers and thanks are with all those who stand watch.
Name: Karen Bearns ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 23, 2009, 5:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: REDONDO BEACH
Message: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW 2010 TO ALL. MAY EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR. FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS, KAREN AND COMETBOY.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 23, 2009, 11:01 am - HHS Time
Message: ...A BIG ALOHA AND MELE KALIKIMAKA ! Will be spending our Christmas with family visiting from the mainland ! Looks like the President and his family is coming over to hawaii also !.... Regarding movies , When we pull all the boxes out for christmas out come the many Christmas movies my wife and i have collected thru the years. Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase is one of our favorites ! ..... Especially when we need a good laugh ! ... Will be coming back to celebrate the New Year in New Orleans ! ( CRAZY ! ) Then back to our real casa in Ca, .... Hope everyone has a great and safe holiday !... John a big MAHALO to you for your hard work here at CT ! May the big Kahuna see that you have a beautiful Christmas ! and happy New Year !
Name: Kirk Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 23, 2009, 10:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Snowing Colorado
Message: Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all of Cougartown. And Alan said it best, say a prayer for all the Men and Women who are standing guard protecting our freedom. and one special Marine my son Travis. God Bless.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 22, 2009, 8:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my fellow Cougars and their families. As we all gather with loved ones on this glorious Holiday, let's remember to say a prayer for those who are out standing watch over us, either on our streets or away in foreign lands. It is their vigilance that allows us to celebrate the season in whatever way we wish. And let us never forget those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the protection of our safety and our freedom.
Name: Tanya Bass ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 22, 2009, 5:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hollister,MO
Message: Hello to all. I'm well and living in southwest MO for the past 17 years now. After a bout with breast cancer four years ago I'm now retired from banking and just basically enjoying each and every day of life. I've been married to the same fellow now for forty years and together we have 6 children, 10 grandkids and 1 great grandson! If any of you out there travel anywhere near Branson we're just a stones throw away and would love to see you. Our home is quite large (4600 sq ft) so if you need a place to stay just give us a call at 417-335-8654. Would love to hear from any of my old classmates and friends. Merry Christmas to all, and best wishes for the new year. Tanya
Name: Jake N Jude ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 22, 2009, 4:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: As I sit here listening to the words of the Beach Boys Little Saint Nick, MY thanks to our Cougartown King JB. Judi and I would like to wish all of you the Merriest Christmas that you've ever had. And may the New Year be the best ever. We hope to see a lot of you folks next year. Thanks again John. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 22, 2009, 3:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: long beach
Message: Kelly, I too love Miracle on 34th Street. The old black and white one from the forties, not the remake made in the 90's. I also love A Christmas Story. I swear someone was spying on us at our house and repeated everything our mom and dad said to us. That's probably why everyone our age enjoys it. I remember saying things to my son and realizing it was just what my parents said to me. I had sworn I would never say that to my kids. lol I also love the part where the kid sticks his tongue on the pole and it gets stuck. My sister dared me to stick my tongue on an ice tray from the freezer. I being five years younger said okay. You guessed it, my tongue got stuck. My mother poured water on it to release my tongue and my sister got a licking. (pun intended). Merry Christmas.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 22, 2009, 3:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Cougar Sighting... I was walking out to my car, getting ready to do some Christmas shopping, when one of Santa's helpers drove by my house. Even though he was really busy this time of year Art Verduzco c/o '67 turned his big FedEx truck around to say "hi" to Kathie and me. He told me that everyone's gifts from the east coast snow country is making its way out here. He has been really busy! One thing he is looking forward to is in about a year and a half he plans on retiring.
Name: Kell C ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 22, 2009, 12:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Englewood, OR
Message: My favorite Christmas movie IS MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. A young Natalie Wood..A fun movie with a lesson to learn..Great movie..This could be a good topic don't ya think?
Name: Bill Ferrier ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 22, 2009, 10:37 am - HHS Time
City & State: Woodland, CA
Message: Today would have been Kevin Earnshaw's 55th birthday. Kevin passed away at 34 from a metastatic malignant melanoma. He was a great friend to many, and still missed.
Name: Adeline Ellington ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 22, 2009, 8:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Merry Christmas to all! I love the sappy Christmas movies, too. I watch White Christmas with my daughter all the time, but she puts her foot down when I try to put on Miracle on 34th Street. I remember the North Pole at the Fire Station on El Segundo. It was a treat to get to go there. As I recall the station on El Segundo was the new station, but I can't remember where it was located before. I love reading this feedback and seeing so many of us "old" Cougars keeping in touch. Once again I wish you all a Merry Christmas and send you hope for a healthy and happy New Year!
Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 21, 2009, 9:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland,Oregon
Message: "It's A Wonderful Life" is a great Christmas movie and many people watch it as a family tradition but I've been trying to get my family to switch to "Ernest Saves Christmas" but for some strange reason they ain't goin for it. Everyone have a very Merry Christmas.
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 21, 2009, 10:15 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: My turn to chime in. Just want to wish everyone here in Cougartown a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. JB, thanks again for this wonderful website. I love reading what other Cougs are doing or reading about their memories of Hawthorne on a daily basis. Everybody be safe and sound, and whatever you celebrate, enjoy it.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 21, 2009, 1:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: I just purchased "It's a Wonderful Life" for my mom. I got the Christmas DVD version and it came with a bell. I will spend Christmas day with my mom and we will watch "It's a Wonderful Life" together. Merry Christmas to all...
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 20, 2009, 7:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Reading some of the posts about past Xmas' I remember going to Inglewood to look at the houses on Regent Ave as they always had a big block contest. Also going to Santa Monica and seeing the displays the city used to (don't know if they still do) put up along Ocean Blvd. I believe. Ah the good ol' days. But back to the present I am looking forward to my grandsons first Christmas and looking forward to seeing my grandaughter (for the first time, pictures can't take the place of the real thing) from El Paso next month. Have a good one everybody!!!
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 20, 2009, 7:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Last weekend I watched Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life" which I believe to be one of the finest movies ever made. Not on technical standards, though the movie is artfully done. "Wonderful Life" is a great movie - perhaps the greatest - because of the messages it imparts. Do yourself a favor and buy the DVD to avoid the editing done for the tube. Avoid the colorized version as you would a root canal. It is a rare person who is unfamiliar with the scene at the end of the movie, where all of George Bailey's (Jimmy Stewart) friends and family have gathered round him to help him through a tough spot. That scene to me is the essence of a successful life, of a wonderful life - having those you love and who love you surround you with comfort when you need it most. In the movie's last scene, George Bailey's brother offers a toast: "To my brother George, The richest man in town." The toast was full of irony, as George wasn't rich at all in material things. Far from it. But he was fabulously wealthy in the things that really matter in life: faith, family, and friends. The most compelling message of "Wonderful Life" is why George had all those friends willing to rally around him. The answer lies in the way he lived. He looked out for other people, was always willing to help out, ever eager to do the right thing. He engaged in kindness that might appear trivial on the surface but meant a great deal to the people on the receiving end of them. It was the small things, the every day things, which made the difference. George Bailey didn't change the world. But he did make it a better place, one person at a time. Mother Theresa put it this way: "Only rarely in our lives are we called upon to do great things. But every day of our lives we are called upon to do little things with great love." Doing "little things with great love" can be a challenge, as it requires a humility that isn't necessarily natural to us. Most of us (me included) define a successful life in financial terms way too frequently. Following Mother Theresa's road will make the world better, but it's unlikely to make you rich or famous. In this Christmas season, let us contemplate the message of the child born in Bethlehem. And as we do so, let us keep in mind the admonition of Mother Theresa, who is doubtless one of His saints. Let us, by all means, do the great things that life brings to us. But let us - every day - remember to do the little things with great love. By doing so we can impact the world enormously, just as George Bailey did, one person at a time. I believe it is the secret to a wonderful life, and to being the richest man (or woman) in town. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa to all.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 20, 2009, 3:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: west Hills / Hanalie Hi.
Message: I really didn't want to touch this subject ... But the truth is for many people every where. Here at this site or in your own family, friends, etc, The holidays can be the worst time in a persons life ... To the Hood family ... i feel your pain and loss.. I lost my brother at a young age also.... My grandmother died on Christmas eve, My parents are both gone and Im not a grandparent YET ! .. and i wont go into my military pains ..What i can tell you ... is you REALLY need to surround yourself with those whom love you ! The older we get ... the harder it gets ... Like i said in my last entry a few days ago get involved in any type of group that helps those who need help .... "(We help the military) ... You will walk away feeling so good and warm all over ... Im thankful for my family and friends who pour their love on me .... God bless them and all of you !Again to the Hood family .... May peace and love be with you ..... Your not alone .... Jim
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 19, 2009, 9:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, California
Message: Randy Hood, Sorry to hear about Rick. I remember you guys being close. My first year in H.A.L.L. we were all on the same team, Tigers, together. Rick and I played on the Yankees the following year. The ones we love must have a way of leaving us at the most unfortunate time. My prayers to you and your family.
Name: Randy Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 19, 2009, 3:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Browns Valley, Ca
Message: I check in on occasion and wanted to pass on that my brother Rick (would of been Class of 72) lost his battle to Cancer on Wednesday the 16th. Prayers and thoughts to his family. Brother for life in Christ, Randy.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 19, 2009, 1:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sacramento valley AZ
Message: Box's! I remember not too long ago buying my son a electric Harley Davidson, He was absolutely thrilled!.... With the box it came in, It made me think back to the days when a box had unlimited possibilities Most fun was to talk your brother into climbing in then instead as promised sliding it down the stairs you grab the bottom and send it on a wild tumble down the stairs! I wonder how we never managed to kill anyone?
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 18, 2009, 10:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: La Palma, Ca
Message: I was reading about boxes for Christmas. Well that reminded me of years ago (many), when I was much younger. I received a gift from a friend. It was a talking clock which I didn't like, so I regifted it to another friend. Not knowing that that friend regifted it to another friend, who happened to be a friend of mine. Yes you guessed it, I got the same gift back. I thought it must be fate, so I kept it. I still have it and it still tells me the time every hour on the hour.
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 18, 2009, 5:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Hi John, I want to wish you and everyone a very "Merry Christmas" and happiest of New Years', in 2010. Please keep that wonderful display of Christmas Cookies - I LOVE it! Take care, and God bless. Linda