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Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 6, 2010, 9:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Maui
Message: 8 a.m. Maui time: Rick Gerend asked if anyone remembered him. Nope, I don't. He didn't live on 120th St, did he? Nice kid, gorgeous mom, beautiful sis? Nah! Didn't his dad have a cool job with Edison? Still doesn't ring a bell. Hmmm. Was his standard Poodle named "Boots?" Still nothing. Did he run with a gang in white outfits with Chevron emblems? Woody McCain, Scaff, Parisi, Penner, Paul Clark & Satter? Wrong guy, huh? (Who'd I leave out?) Those were the guys who let me use the hoist to change my oil and fixed flats for us on Friday nights before the parties started. Heck! Visiting the Standard station by Holly's WAS the party with that group! I think of those guys every time I need to work on our cars! Sorry Rick. Looks like you've been forgotten. Maybe someone out there in "Bakerville,CT." remembers you! Good luck! Hope you're well! Gotta run before the winter surf gets up today and I get slammed! Jim
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 5, 2010, 7:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: I liked Sharon Leach's idea. I nominate she post an invitation to cruise night in March on each of the schools websites. Just no Jackrabbits ;>) just kidding.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 5, 2010, 10:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: long beach
Message: I have a thought. Just a thought, mind you. Also, I would not want to be part of the organizing board, because I'm just not that good at that stuff any more. Anyway, here is the plan: Hawthorne, Leuzinger, and Morningside High Schools all have websites that are maintained by past students. What if we had another all year reunion with Hawthorne, Leuzinger and Morningside High Schools? Maybe Lawndale High if there is any way to contact them. I know, I'm big talk/no action. Let's face it, a lot of us had a lot of friends that went to these schools too. I just found an old friend on Morningside's site. Don't kill me or kick me off the site, John. It's just a thought. The older I get, the weirder the thoughts.
Name: Dennis Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 3, 2010, 4:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: costa mesa, calif.
Message: Hey John, don't know if this qualifies as a Cougar sighting but my wife and i were at Bruce Hoover's(61) and his wife Donna's(Morningside'62) house for new years. Two other old Cougars were there. Richard Thomas('62) and his wife Claudia(Morningside '63) and Richie Tews('61) and his wife Joyce. Failed to get her h.s. or year. I play golf with Richard occasionally, but hadn't seen Richie in 25 or 30 years. He looks great and is doing well.
Name: Dave Long ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 3, 2010, 9:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: We hope all have had a great Christmas and continue to have many more great New Years. Dave & Elaine Long
Name: Debbie Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 2, 2010, 1:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Diego CA.
Message: Hello All HHS grads! Happy New Year ! I graduated in 73. And I've been trying to solve this riddle but can't seem to get the answer, my mother was Barbara Prevost-King. Barb passed away a few yrs back, but she left me with a mystery that no one will help me with. That is the identity of my biological father. I have searched and asked and begged anyone and everyone to help me solve it but in 54 yrs and of that, the last 36 yrs actively looking for the answer. Everyone is dead now my adoptive Dad as well, If anyone knew Barbara or knew the names of any of her close friends please share that information with me. Or if you perhaps have pieces of the puzzle that you care to share please email me back with the information. It would be the best Christmas present and the Happiest New Year ever for me.Cheers All Debbie
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 1, 2010, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, CA
Message: Happy New Year John and CT! I was thinking about Allie's last night as a 9-year old when she was very thoughtful. She explained that "this is the last night as a 'single-digit' person. From tomorrow on I will be at least two digits! "Last night was our last night as a 'single-digit' world!! I now really know how she felt... CT - stay young, stay healthy and be happy!!
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 1, 2010, 3:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: escondido,ca.92027
Message: Happy New Year Cougartown, Lakota greetings - "Iyuski teca Omaka Igmu Otowahe"
Name: Rick Gerend ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 1, 2010, 12:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Buellton Ca
Message: God it's a long time since I have heard all the names of friends from high school. Just found this site. If anyone remembers me please let me know. It would be nice to find out what everyone is up to after so many years. Rick Gerend
Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 1, 2010, 10:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo Ca.
Message: "Happy New Year to all our Cougar friends" Irish Toasts May you have love that never ends, lots of money, and lots of friends. Health be yours, whatever you do, and may God send many blessings to you! Happy 2010 Dennis
Name: Larry And Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 1, 2010, 12:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: To all Cougartown Folk......Have a Happy New Year....God Bless.........
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2009, 10:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Happy New Year John and everyone in Cougartown! This time tomorrow I will be a MOTHER-IN-LAW! My daughter's wedding has been a labor of love and we have had all Biermans on deck for this! Thank you to Steve, Michelle, Sharon, Mom, Skooter, Jen, Donald, Selena, Mikey, and Mike. Oh, and Molly. Larry has been wonderful throughout and he, I and Darryl will proudly take our daughter to the altar together. Thanks too, to Laurie Keahey Johnson whose experience and guidance has been invaluable. 2009 has been a tough year in many ways but it has also proven to me, more than once, that sticking together, we'll all get through it. Here's wishing you all a Happy New Year and rich blessings in 2010. XOXO John Boy - miss you.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2009, 7:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Happy New Year 2010! And as Mr. Spock would say, "Live long and prosper".
Name: Debbie Beachler ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2009, 6:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The O.C.
Message: Happy New Year John and all of C-Town!! Best wishes to all especially those of you who have had a loss or medical issues to deal with, God Bless. John you're the best, Thank You!!!..
Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2009, 6:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland,Oregon
Message: Everyone have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. Be safe and go see "Avatar"....
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2009, 4:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: long beach
Message: Happy New Year to all. If you are going anywhere and plan on drinking, be safe and have a designated driver or call a cab. We want everyone back on CT Friday morning safe and sound.
Name: Terry Allen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2009, 1:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Salem Or
Message: A toast to all you Cougars. To days of fondly remembered times. To you J.B. a special toast, you made all this is possible. Thank you and Happy New Year to all.
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2009, 9:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: La Quinta, CA
Message: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2009, 8:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
Message: The Suttons were our neighbors for 11 years after I was married and the boys were born. Great people. We'll miss you Greg! God Bless us all.
Name: Kirk Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2009, 7:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
Message: God Bless the Sutton Family.
Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2009, 6:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lawndale CA
Message: I could not have said it better Sharon Leach! I agree totally. I have many friends and family members who teach and they get beaten down and are unappreciated. I keep giving all they can. Thanks for telling it like it is.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 30, 2009, 11:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Thank you everyone for the Happy Birthday emails. I want to say I am very very sorry to hear about Greg Sutton. The Sutton family and ours were good friends. Mr. Sutton worked where my dad did and after a visit to there cabin in Running Springs my parents got one up there. Greg was a great guy. I feel bad that I haven't kept in contact like I should hare with them. I had no idea about Greg being sick. I have been in contact with Jeff every now and then. His parents are the nicest people there can be. I am so sorry they have to go through this. I am hoping I can muster up enough courage to call them. I have never been very good with things like this.
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 30, 2009, 4:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Just want to wish everyone in Cougartown A very Happy New Year! Glad 2009 is almost over, as it was very challenging. I hope everyone has a safe New Years Eve and that all your football teams win on New Years Day! John, thanks again for all you do year round. Without you, well, can't even go there. I'm sorry to hear about Greg Sutton, I knew him in school, not well, but it is always sad to hear about a fallen classmate. Take care everyone, and we will see you next year!
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 30, 2009, 11:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: long beach
Message: Bob, thank you for the article. I find it very credible. My sister, Sheila, was a teacher for 30 years. She was also an official California Mentor Teacher. After 30 years she retired, not because she was tired of teaching. She retired because of administrative politics. Teachers keep getting the blame for low test scores, drop out rate, blah, blah, blah. It is my opinion that the real problem lies within the school district administration. There is a lot of back biting to get ahead with administrators not really caring about the kids. For the most part the frontline, the teachers, are the ones who care about the kids. My sister spent a great deal of her own money so that her students could have the supplies and books they needed. For most of her teaching career she sold real estate so that she could give back more to her students. She was not alone, many teachers spend their own funds to help their students succeed. Just my own opinion on what I have viewed. Go ahead let me have it if you are an administrator and feel differently.
Name: Dori Giuliano ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 30, 2009, 9:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Some of you may know our good friend.... Jodi Tamburrino Milam is in the battle of her life. The fun loving vivacious person we all love is dealing with Gastric Cancer (stomach cancer). It's a disease that takes no prisoners, but Jodi has given her all and has shown strength beyond anything I've ever seen. I got to spend some time with her up in San Francisco last week. The courage she shows to her friends and family, always with a smile and something funny to end the conversation with, was amazing to me. I'm in awe of her attitude and how much she is loved by all who know her. But what brings the biggest smile to Jodi's face is Janelle, her two year old granddaughter. Jodi has two sons Gilbert and Matthew. She is the little sister to Bill and Steve Tamburrino. If any of you would like to share your support, words of wisdom and encouragement, or would just like to reach out to her, she can be reached at her email address firstname.lastname@example.org Jodi and I have remained Friends since the 9th grade at good old Hawthorne High. I love and admire her and am so happy that she gets to spend the time with her family this holiday season she has hoped for. Fondly, Dori Gestone Giuliano
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 30, 2009, 8:53 am - HHS Time
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: I hope everyone had a very merry Cougar Christmas through these tough economic times. I have been blessed the past year with all my old as well as new Cougar friends, thanks to John Baker, while dealing with my brain tumor and treatments. I wish all a Happy and Healthy New Year. Until next year, have a fine Cougar day!!!
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 30, 2009, 7:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: Happy birthday to Jim Peppers today. Seems just like yesterday that we were only 14 and we thought we were so grown up. Have a super day Jim.
Name: Leslie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 29, 2009, 9:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Desert Hot Springs, CA.
Message: With a heavy heart, I'm sorry to tell you all that Greg Sutton passed away today. Greg fought a great battle for over 16 years with pancreatitis. He was an Alumni from the class of '77. His brother, Jeff Sutton, is also an Alumni of HHS. The plans are being finalized for a celebration of Greg's creative life. I will keep you all posted. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sutton Family.