Name: Dale Hahlbeck ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 24, 2010, 1:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Yorba Linda CA
Message: I HEAR THERE IS A REUNION/COUGAR EVENT BEING PLANNED IN JUNE 2010 IN VEGAS!??? I AM "ALL IN" DETAILS PLEASE......
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 24, 2010, 11:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Do we remember Mr. Baxter? Holy Mary Kay Letourneau! No, never was in any of his classes.
Name: Richard Steward ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 24, 2010, 10:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Saxonburg, PA
Message: Friends. What are they really, and do we ever stop say after graduation, to think back to our friends and what we did together, what they meant to us, and even where are they now. I know it is said you can't turn back time, and hindsight is 20-20, but after looking through some of the older post and seeing faces I haven't seen in over 30 years, one can't help but feel a bit nostalgic. I have noticed in the tribute sections that ones who I knew are gone from us forever. The teachers we now realize can not live forever, but while in school we expect then too. Never got the chance to tell Mr. Wing or Mr. Fix, thank you for their guidance. I myself suffered a heart attack back in 2000 and never gave my mortality much thought. But seeing my former classmates being gone, i.e Debi Darling, Richard Dickerson, Debbie Ash, Barry Catalano, and these are the ones I knew among a couple of more, one does long for the days of old. Life is way to short to spend it wondering what if. With what time we have left, and only God knows how long that is, maybe we should try to reconnect with at least some of our past. Thank you all for your indulgence as an old man rambles.
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 24, 2010, 7:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: El Segundo
Message: Luckily, I have no bad memories of my teachers or classmates to report. I remember being a little jealous of the cheerleaders but, no bad memories. Whew!
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 24, 2010, 5:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: I have a vague memory of driving Mrs. Roth (Shorthand) nearly insane my senior year. She got so angry at us (for what I cannot remember) that she handed out F's right before graduation. We all went straight to the Principal (Mr. Wetzler) and negotiations commenced. We graduated - she took a leave of absence. And do my classmates remember Mr. Baxter???
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 23, 2010, 8:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Ah, the "legendary" Joyce Selz. It's nice to see that others within our esteemed order shares the dim view of her. She got me and another HHSer into a bad situation through her incompetence. If there were any malpractice insurance for vice principals or counselors, we'd have cleaned up bigtime!
Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 23, 2010, 7:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland,Oregon
Message: How about mean students? Not exactly mean I guess but one day I took a transistor radio (remember those?) to school. It didn't play radio stations but made a loud churping sound whenever you turned it on. I found it very useful in Mr. Bennett's drafting class. Every time I'd turn it on Mr.B would look up with a puzzled look on his face. I think he commented a couple of times that there was a bird in the room.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 23, 2010, 2:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach
Message: Susan, in the running? I thought it was John who did the deed. Correct me if I am wrong, John.
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 23, 2010, 2:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LongBeach
Message: Mean Teachers: In 68-69 had an oriental male chemistry teacher that did not grade on the curve. As our class entered finals we knew there would be only 3 'possible' Bs, a hand full of Cs, and nearly two dozen Ds and Fs.The teacher always wrote the exams on the board, and pulled down the periodic table to cover it until the exams began. When he raised the table to start the final exam, someone had erased the exam and wrote, "Hey Mr. (can't remember his name), what did Pearl Harbor look like from the sky? Anyone remember his name?
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 22, 2010, 6:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: And the NAME of the criminal??!!! (Baker, you're in the running...)
Name: Steve Hutchins ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 22, 2010, 2:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: St. George , Utah
Message: Here it is again: February 22, the traditional Washington's Birthday. And this year it is the 51st anniversary of the darkest day in the history of the El Cheapo, aka the Plaza Theater. On this date in 1959, a member of the Class of '62 at HHS distinguished himself by throwing a knife through the screen. This event was duly reported in the Hawthorne Press. The article quoted the youthful malefactor as saying that he threw the knife "just to see if he could get away with it." His subsequent apprehension and arrest demonstrated to him that he couldn't.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 22, 2010, 12:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Miss Selz sure did enjoy insulting students in my day, but I don't think that was part of her job description. It didn't happen to me, but a classmate was called into Selz' office and was criticized for her variety of (lovely!) hair colors ... this from a woman with 2" long black roots? I don't think the woman was a very happy person and she sure wouldn't last long in this day and age. The majority of HHS teachers were high caliber and definitely motivated me to do better. My favorites were Miss McGinty, Coach Means and Mr. Hamilton. Then, it was a Great Day to be a Cougar and I hope the traditions will continue forever
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 22, 2010, 9:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Okay folks, I got a email from Ronnie Coleman who is working with Dale Hahlbeck on this and I am helping where I can. Weare going to have a Multi-Class Reunion in Las Vegas. The dates are going to be June 10 to June 12 (thurs. thru sun.). The host hotel will be the Monte Carlo. Rooms for all three nights are $320. We will have quite a few things planned. I will probably put up a webpage for this. We may even print some t-shirts. I want to have some things to do including maybe a golf tournament, helicopter rides to Hoover Dam (which I went to yesterday and it is unreal now with the new bridge being built), deals on meals and other things. We have quite a few Cougars who live in Vegas and Vegas is always a great place to visit. You can email me for more details and as they develop I will let you know.
Name: Richard Steward ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 22, 2010, 4:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: Saxonburg PA
Message: Hey everyone. Good lord this is fantastic. I have looked around the site and have paid my dues. I guess as we get older we want to reconnect with our older friends. Don't know how many remember me or if you even want to. Don't recall how many folks I may have rubbed to wrong way. If you fall into any of those categories, I know it is late but I do apologize now. Guess it is true what they say, "with age comes wisdom". I now reside in Pennsylvania with my second wife of 10 years who is the light of my life. I am a late bloomer you might say, having finished my Associates Degree in Business Management in December 2009. Better late than never. I am an avid outdoors man, I and my wife, we hunt, fish, camp and love nature in general. Not a tree hugger by any means. We hunt to provide meat for our table, and truthfully, venison, wild pig, elk rabbit, pheasant, and other certain varmints are better for you than store bought chemical injected beef, chicken, and pork. And it doesn't cost an arm and a leg either. I have recently been deemed disabled after blowing out a knee back in 73 while in the Corps. So now I have more free time to pursue my love of outdoors. If anyone wishes to e-mail me, I would be more than happy to hear from you and will respond to all Richard Steward
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 21, 2010, 9:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Darrell Janson, is Green Valley in Solano county? If it is, you might consider driving 30 minutes to spend some time with some of those HHS classmates the first weekend in June. For details see the panel just to the right of your Cougartown post.
Name: Marsha Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 21, 2010, 4:40 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: OH MY GOSH, Darrell Jansen! I forgot what a cutie you were, nice to see your high school picture. Oh if we could only go back in life, there were so many wonderful people that I lost contact with. You were one of the nice guys Darrell, I hope life has been good to you.
You are one of the nice guys too Jake, Happy Birthday.
Name: Darrell Janson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 21, 2010, 1:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: GREEN VALLY CA
Message: HELLO TO ALL MY HHS CLASSMATES, MY OLD SWEET JAN JOLLY, MARSHA RUSSELL, & TO ALL A GOOD YEAR
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 21, 2010, 7:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Doris thank you very much for the B-day thoughts. I've been trying to send you an e-mail for quite some time and they come back. I see you have e-mail capability so give me a shout at mine, which should be on this heading. By the way' "HI Bake"! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 20, 2010, 12:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: If I'm not mistaken, today is Jake's birthday. And it may even be one of the big ones; I'm not sure. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAKE! Have been missing your posts to CT for quite some time so hope everything is good with the Jacobsens! There are so many February birthdays, it's easy to get some of them mixed up! In any event, Happy Birthday Jake, even if I don't have the right date. haha! doris
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 6:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: JB, I put together a little tribute to my old buddy Pat Desmore in the form of a slideshow, here's the link
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 5:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Howard, how could you have done that to your sister?
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 4:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: corona calif.
Message: message thank you john I just got my hawthorne highschool t-shirt - I will wear my hawthorne shirt when i go to the Soboba casino and play the beach boys catcha wave and i go and see brian wilson in concert. I have seen the beach boys 9 times and brian wilson 2 times. best concert i saw was when brian wilson came back to play with the beach boys it was at the home of the angels of anaheim-baseball team. my top 3 songs i like from the beach boys 3. help me rhonda 2. california girls 1. barbara ann. I loved going to hawthorne high school my 3 favorite teachers 3. mr. gaier 2. coach hal chauncey 1. english teacher larry kirkpatrick. I was the third person from the class of 1957 to get my diploma when i graduated. at the senior prom i took my best friends girl friend to the prom. my best friend was in the 11 grade at that time - as of today we are still good friends. my wife cathy and myself visit hawthorne 2 or 3 times a year - as the t shirt and the beach boys song says be true to your school. take care peter nelson class of 1957.
Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 4:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lawndale CA
Message: Hello All. I just wanted to say THANK YOU Tom for Spicing up the feedbacks! You Rock! America is about free speech. Oh, And BTW my 10th grandchild should be born this time next week! Then the score will be Boys 5 Girls 5. I still am for Zero population growth. There are enough knuckle heads in the world. BUT of Course my Sons and Daughter are amazing so of course my grandkids are all incredibly SMART and will be Productive Citizens and probably invent something we really need besides a new hamburger. I'm Positive. God, being a grandma is so much is easier than being the mom!!! I hope I didn't P anyone off. It is easy to do here! ss
Name: Bill Ferrier ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Woodland, CA
Message: Tom,I see an evolution in your posts. Not that my opinion matters, but I think you have absorbed and processed some of the feelings expressed on this site. It is not a bad place to hang out once in a while. I live 400 miles north, but enjoy seeing the names of old friends and catching up on their lives. You might enjoy the same.