Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 25, 2010, 3:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach
Message: Wow, Sharon, it sounds like a great weekend. I am definately planning on going. It would be a good time to do some Christmas shopping for my wine loving friends and family. Okay, the Italian side really likes the wine. My grandfather used to make his own. My cousins in Sicily make their own wine. From what my sister has told me, it is very good. Really, looking forward to June. John, let us know when you get the correct dates so that I can put it on my calender.
Sharon, it will be up within the next 2 days. See you there.
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 25, 2010, 3:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Sharon L., lol! As much as we like to think we are Highnesses, hindasses are probably more like it. Call us anything you like, just to call us late for the bar!
Name: Sharon Bierman Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 25, 2010, 2:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: We are just back from an amazing weekend in Wine Country. Mike and I, and our friends Jim and Elaine, were blown away by the awesome treatment we got from Cougar Glenn Crist, who offered to "tour" us to his favorite wineries. Not only did he pick us up at our hotel, he chauffered us for two days; shared his extensive knowledge of the area and winemaking; shared his Fabulous Friends at Homewood Winery; and made us feel like the King and Queen of the Prom. We are humbled by his generosity and deeply grateful for his kindness. We WILL be going to the Wine Country weekend in June, it can't come soon enough for us!! Folks, if you only take one trip this year, make this the one. It was an absolute blast, and Glenn gives us an insiders view into the life and lifestyle of winemakers- I feel like we've made friends for life. PLUS you get to hang out with a bunch of Cougars- I mean, how much better could this possibly get??? Thanks again, Glenn; you are amazing!!!
Yes Glenn is the Cougartown guy for a great weekend in Sonoma. So glad you guys had a fun weekend Sharon. I will see you two in Sonoma at Cougartown's Wine Country Weekend this summer. BTW, the dates are slightly wrong on the side bar but I'll update it as soon as I get the particulars. Make your plans to join us Cougars. Our first one in 2000 was a total blast. This one will be too.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 25, 2010, 2:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach
Message: Jill, I'm a little unclear about this, are we LA'ers supposed refer to you OC'ers as hindasses or highnesses? You know I'm a little older than you and my eyes aren't that good anymore.
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 25, 2010, 8:38 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Okay OC Cougars, Sharon B. and I are working to get something together for our 1st annual Orange County Cougar get together. We are shooting for mid March. Of course those from LA County can join us, but you will have to refer to us OC Cougs as "Your Highness" Please stay tuned for further information.
Sounds like fun Your Highness, I'll be there.
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 25, 2010, 6:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, California
Message: Mr. Jenks was a genuine good man and umpire, commanded the attention of all kids back in the day. Old School, but always fair. Enjoyed taking my Red Man out of my back pocket when I caught. Would always ask me if I could spit between the bars of the mask and hit the hitters shoes. Usually ended up on home plate and he'd make me clean it off. Drove a bull dozer when forest fires happened and chomped on them cigars. Bob, Phil, and Cathy, my best to you in the loss of your dad. Great guy!!
Name: James Cicalese ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 25, 2010, 6:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Lakewood ca
Message: I'd like to hear from anyone who help set up the annual picnic or anyone who has any ideas for a place large enough that could hold an event as large as the one I am thinking about. One location would el dorodo park in long beach. Would also like to hear from anyone interested in setting up an event like this.
James, contact Judy Blomsterberg and Sharon Moore.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 24, 2010, 10:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, Jim Boy; I remember that show, because my Grandma (RIP) used to make us watch it when she was at our house visiting, along with Spade Cooley, Lawrence Welk and of course Roller Derby. Back in those days, what ever Grandma wanted to watch, we watched. If my memory (which is bad) serves me right, I think that she (Hutton) did have a wardrobe malfunction one night on one of her broadcasts. Back in those days everything was live TV, so it went to all the networks that carried her show on prime time television.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 24, 2010, 9:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Jacksonville Fla.
Message: I was watching Barrett-Jacksons classic car auction when Beach Boy, Al Jardine, appeared. He was selling a really nice 71 Cuda. He got $74000 for it. It was purple with flat black trim, 426 Hemi, and a autographed Fender thrown in with the deal. Must be nice.
I missed that one.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 24, 2010, 9:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview, Florida USA
Message: John - Greetings in 2010, a couple things. First, for all who have fast speed Internet, I found a groovy collection of Primo oldy DOO WOP tunes from the 50's & 60's, go to you tube ......perhaps John you can figure a method to transfer these into your dancing Juke Box...SECONDLY after a very long 30 years or so I got an email from class of 70 HHS Cougar Miss Jan Williams, last night. Great to get contact from our truly "old" friends. So is this a "virtual-Cougar sighting" anyway Enjoy the nice music when you get over to You Tube- Later Daze Neil
Thanks Neil.
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 24, 2010, 9:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece
Message: Did anyone ever watch the Ina Ray Hutton show? She always wore strapless dresses. In 1956, I couldn't get enough of her - wanted to see those dresses fall I guess. You guys there wet enough yet? Take care. Jim Peppers
It's dry today, Jim.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 23, 2010, 8:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Geesh John. Moving the feedback from one side to the other makes me feel like I'm reading a teleprompter. Stop pot stop.
Kind of overwhelming on the left side.
Name: Jean Maernie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 23, 2010, 3:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Albq NM
No E-mail
Message: I can see where Danny Litton is coming from with this Happy Birthday and being 60s thing.....So to Danny I say...Here's to you on your Birthday!!!
Name: Danny Litton ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 23, 2010, 8:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Marietta, GA
Message: Whoever wrote "Happy Birthday" obviously never made it to 60! Just read where HHS's greatest Athlete/Student Leader, Mike Gillespie ('58), was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame earlier this month. Mike, for those who do not remember him, probably earned more varsity letters than anyone in the history of HHS. He was a mainstay in football, basketball and baseball. I grew up directly across the street from the baseball field and remember all those great guys from the 50's: Gillespie, Tommy Graves, John Short, Bobby Guy, Ralph Hesterman, Coach Duff Means and on and on. I was lucky to have watched them all.
Great batch of HHS ballplayers there Danny. Congratulations Mike on the induction.
Name: Debbie Beachler ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 22, 2010, 1:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kilroy
Class: 1971
City & State: Rainy, Ca
Message: Hi John...I took your advice about the cell phone and was corrected immediately by some I forwarded the email to, see I trust your opinion so much, I did not bother to check it out before I sent it to my entire phonebook!! :-)
Hi Debbie, My mistake... your cell phone number does NOT go public this month, or any month, unless you want it to be public. The NO CALL phone number listed is still valid. Thanks for the help.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 22, 2010, 11:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: I thought John was a horny toad..
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 22, 2010, 10:11 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; What's with the new Feedback look ?. LOL, you must have been stuck inside because of the rain and had a slow day also yesterday. It looks good, but what was wrong with the old one ?, cops are like old women when it comes to changing things, "If it aint broke. don't fix it". It'll take some getting used too but it looks to modern, but good lol. Jorge
Thanks for your comments.
Name: James Cicalese ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 22, 2010, 6:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: lakewood ca
Message: Hello Cougars, After seeing all the Cougars weve lost in the past weeks it made me glad i had a gathering of my friends last summer. These were good friends, ones that if you didnt see them for years once you got together it seemed like no time had passed. It made me think we should have a big gathering like the one i suggested a long time ago. Id like to see if anyone would be interested in helping in setting it up. I was thinking of a one day event with a retro car show with booths from all the classes from hawhorne with a bbq and concert that night with music from past 50 yrs. If anyone is interested i will be changing my email soon so anyone interested in helping can email me. This event would be all Cougars and families. Think about it
Sounds like a fun idea James, keep us posted.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 22, 2010, 6:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: rainy Solvang
Message: One of the truly great people from Hawthorne has passed away-Joe Jenks or as I always called him Mr. Jenks. Sincere condolences to his sons Bob and Phil and daughter Catherine. A great guy. If you ever played middle league in Hawthorne or sports in Hawthorne during the 60's and 70's you probably knew Mr. Jenks. God Bless us all.

Sad news Jim, our condolences to you and the Jenks family.

Name: Sharon Bierman Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 22, 2010, 12:50 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: How bizarre is that, my brother Steve had a horny toad named John.
He must've been a cutey.
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 21, 2010, 7:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: corona california
Message: somethings i remember in the 1950-s 1960-s. does any one remember scribners drive in on manchester ave? i ate there a lot of times. in the late afternoon D-J art laboe radio show was there monday to friday. the girls came to your car on roller skates and took your order. art laboe came to your car and asked what song we'd like to hear. the song was in the still of the nite by the five satins. the second time, the song, since i met you baby by ivory joe hunter. i got to dance on the lloyd thaxton show twice. my first job i worked at the boston store christmas time 1956 1957. i got 50 cents an hour. i used to go to the plaza theater 50 cents to get in. the DJs i liked best were art laboe, bill ballance, and al jarvis. as of today art laboe is still on the radio.
Great memories there Peter, thanks much.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 21, 2010, 7:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, Mr. Kyllonen Boy; I was one of your students way back when. Hope I did not give you too much trouble when I was in your class. I was not much of a student back then, it took me a while to figure things out, but I did OK, Thanks.
Name: Bonnie D'errico ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 21, 2010, 7:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walker
Class: 1973
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca 90250
Message: I had the opportunity to have a great friend like Jodi Tamburrino in my life and for those of you who shared in her life as well, she will truly be missed. Jodi passed away on 1/16 after a very short battle with cancer. If you know Jodi like I do, you know she fought like no other just as she lived her life, like no other!!! I sent her an email the day before she passed away and I hope she had a chance to read it. If not, then I share it with all of you who loved her...
My Dearest Jodi! There are no words that could ever express how much I have appreciated your friendship. You are one gal who I have admired for so many years and will continue to feel that way for the rest of my life. I cannot thank you enough for the laughter and beauty you have shared. It was really good to see you at Dori's restaurant while visiting your family over the holiday season. You have a wonderful family and a precious grand daughter which is of no surprise to me as they all have you to thank for their good fortune as I know they do. It goes without saying things have been extremely tough for you these past months but you are one hell of a lady built of strong character and have demonstrated more strength than I could ever imagine. I wish Dori, you and I had spent more time together like we did in Palm Springs laughing, dancing and having more than a few cocktails, not to mention Connie Chung paid us a visit (LOL!!!). I will treasure the times we did share and hope to share more. You will forever be in my heart. With much love, Bonnie