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......back to the 50's with some early rock..... Chuck Berry

Name: Frank Romano () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 16:56:03
Class: 1961
Message: Good afternoon, JB, or should the address be King JB? Whatever! Did Jim Sloey answer you about Sally? I was going to suggest it may have been the Sally as in Bobby Darin's "Sally was a good ole girl" Great old number... Patty girl, you're great. You didn't consider that folks were kicking fellow coug's. About the reading glasses and gray fur on "THE COUGAR" Oh please don't... He's really kinda like "Peter Pan" don't ya know.
I agree Frank. Don't mess with the Coug.
About the Sally thing. The only Sally that I truly had a Giant Crush on, was in Kindergarten, York School. Sally Fraser. Actually I think that was the first girl, I shared my "Nap Rug" with. Course it was a whirlwind affair, and I think I let her down easy about 2 weeks into that school year. She was getting a little too possessive if you know what I mean. Well, actually stingy is a better word. Wouldn't share her graham crackers and milk with me.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 16:24:25
Class: VIVI
Message: So Mary Doyle, Karen is not an Angel but she was your good friend, right? Well John I withdraw my nomination for co-Angel for Mary. And I understand ONCE AN ANGEL ALWAYS AN ANGEL. Myrna you should have any title you want.
He's still suckin' up for a piece of cake Myrn......

Name: Robin () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 16:02:57
Maiden: Littonisfrenchisn'the?
Class: LX
Message: Patty: The Candy Barr Im thinking of (andJB) would have had to have been a teacher if she was a Cougar. And none of us guys would have graduated unless they made the boys rooms study me...Ted I meant no harm in my last post ...just a bad hair day ...JB...dont even! ...Mom V and I have had several talks in the last few weeks and the only impression you made was on the seat of that piece of preplumbed porcelain...The fueler goes here..done deal..Just settling on a name for it now..."The Valencia Orange Blossom Special" or "Moms Vroooooooooom".. havent settled yet but have Alan scheduled to paint next week...Schroeder: The BYO 2000 is on right? Hoodys 2&3 said its a go and Sloey wants to streak all 9 holes of the frisbee golf course:o)..Cougars, Jim Schroeders Back Yard Olympics is a gig not to miss..stayed tuned...Oh and Myrna, sorry my address was too late...Didnt think Prince Jim would beg for the whole freaking batch ok?...have a great weekend and later Cougs...
.....on the seat of that piece of preplumbed THAT'S FUNNY!!! I guess Mom V hasn't told you about our weekend water skiing trip at Lake Mead, and yes, she already sprung for the ski boat. Schiada hull with a 2500hp Keith Black Monster strapped to her backbone. HEY, "the rigs a little old, but that don't mean she's slow." UHH The Boat, Not Mom "V". She already had the name painted on the transom. Mom "V" and John B-No Tengamos Miedos . Stand back and "Eat My Rooster Tail Robin" ......It's Over!!!

Name: Susan King () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 15:57:50
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: Hey Matt - I LOVE your idea - Judy and Kathleen - how about it? Since V5 was Senior Pres I believe she needs to own or commit to a piece of this seat. Since Marla Allen edited the yearbook that year and contributed so much to our memories of it I think SHE needs to join and since George Hunter and is so much a part of ALL our memories for a variety of reasons ; ) he should pay the toll as well.....I certainly feel we made our mark while there but this is a great opportunity....Since Dewey S. contributed so much toward the Phantom seat, perhaps Tim Long and "friends" would want to offer up for this one....C'mon Barry Smith, your wife still works there!!

Name: CHUCK ROAST () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 14:56:26
Maiden: filet mignon
Message: your friends

Name: joseph mailander () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 14:10:29
Class: 75
Message: Thank you Sue nee Bierman for coming to my defense. Perhaps for the first time I have benefitted from the inspiring effect of HHS cheerleading. (Which brings to mind: why the heck didn't Pep Squad get over to the tennis courts more often anyway, instead of constantly lurking about the baseball diamond in the spring? Only for this slighting alone do I remain to a degree regretful about my youth).
For the most part, what I write at this site (and in general) is input after tee many martoonis at Engine Co. 28 or some other such wellworn downtown ginjoint. In truth the style, though alcohol-addled, and perhaps also corrupted by the influence of shoehorning a liberal arts degree into a mere decade's time, comes quite naturally and without affectation. I try to include no words that are not routinely found in Elle or Bazaar, or, pushing the envelope to the extreme, Vanity Fair. I am surprised and embarrassed that my prose style has drawn any attention at all beyond its content. V5 insisting that "saying things simply is harder work" makes me feel like a complete layabout. It obliges me to remove myself to my hammock for the balance of the afternoon, and re-consult my Strunk and White.

Thanks joseph, I was thinkin' maybe next time, includin' some words from Hot Rod or Motor Trend. Whattayasay.....Always a pleasure joseph.......

Name: Royal Flogger () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 14:09:57
Maiden: Myrna Bell
Class: 66
Message: I like the idea of a seat for every class, so I'm going to send in $10 to John - I know we can do it!! Come on Class of VI VI
OK, but if you send in for separate seats, please send separate checks. This "making change" thing is a nightmare. Also mark on each check, who it's destined for, and make the check to HHS Parents Committee. Thanks. . . . .

Name: Royal Baker () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 14:06:18
Message: King John - am I Queen for at least another day yet?
Hey, don't push it Myrn. You've got 3 titles now.

Name: Patty Valencia () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 12:31:43
Class: 1974
Message: You know, it never occurred to me that people were seriously questioning Robin's or Royal's names. Now that I understand the confusion - I can't stop laughing. I'm not sure if Candy Barr went to HHS or to Aviation, but there's another name to add to the list. Those crazy times!!!
Candy Barr !?!?..... Sharon B, didn't she work with you at the Wild Goose??

Name: Ted Gioia () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 12:05:24
Class: 75
Message: Royal, thanks for filling me in. I think both Robin and you are blessed to have such striking names. I sometimes wish I had been given a more unusual name -- indeed, we almost named our son Dante. For my part, I would have liked to have been called Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello or Raphael. (Yes, it's true! I wanted to be named after one of the Ninja Turtles).
Hey Ted, My Favorite Guys Too. Prima Donnas though. They made a couple of movies, and that's the last you hear of them.

Name: Sheila Szabo () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 11:30:09
Maiden: Varga
Class: 90
Message: How can I become a "member" or get that little star by my name? I'm very interested in your web site. Please respond.
Hi Sheila, If you want to become a member of Cougartown, go up to almost the top of this page and "Click on" the "Become a Member" graphic. At the bottom of that page, there's another graphic that says' "Alumni Registration". Click on that one, fill out the form. Send in your 10 bones, and the star will magically appear next to your name on the Alumni List. Thanks Sheila, and be a Coug.......

Name: James E. Fillon () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 11:27:56
Message: I'm an admirer of the early 60's Hawthorne scene, with explosion of surf music from our own Beach Boys, as well as all the Hot rodding that was a part of that era, this page gives me a better idea of how things where, I graduated form B.M.H.S in 94 and all friends graduated from H.H.S, needless to say my heart has always been with the Cougars, especially during Football season. Tuesday night cruise is a reunion of sorts for the young and old and I think it would be pretty bitchin' if the location was moved to Hawthorne Blvd, in the parking islands between the east and west side of the Blvd. just an idea, any how this page is BOSS !!.
Thanks James, Although Hawthorne Bl. would be a natural for Tuesday Night Cruise Night, you'll probably have to talk to the HPD on that little traffic jam.

Name: Cindy Matthies () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 11:16:12
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
Message: I just read the note talking about a mascot for alumni.... just had to add that the Cougar should have GRAY HAIR!! Oh and reading glasses too!

Name: Diana Calabro () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 11:07:38
Maiden: Thompson
Class: 1961
Message: Hi Ricki, Loretta, and Roberta. Cruise night was great, I have some pictures of us from cruise night, I will be getting them to John shortly. I don't know if we'll be going to Homecoming but will be going to the picnic, Tina and the grandkids will be there also, hopefully Joe also. Also talking to my other daughter Cindy to see if she is going along with my other grandkids. Jim, are you and Sandy going?
Diana, Please send only 4 or 5 pictures, as I've still got more cruise night pics from others sources to put up, and we're pushing 100 pics now. Thanks......

Name: Matt Peterson () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 10:10:36
Class: 74
Message: John, since there is already one seat for the Green Phantom, why not transfer those pledged to Green Phantom II to the Class of 74. What do you say Judy and Kathy? Wouldn't it be nice if each class had a seat?
Whatever you say. Let me know.

Name: LYMAN MOSS () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 10:10:07
Class: 59

Name: LYMAN MOSS () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 08:44:13
Class: 59



Good stuff Lyman. I will add them, and thanks.

Name: Ed CArpenter () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 06:17:40
Maiden: MONK
Class: 63
If I dare digress for a moment, I believe there were more than two youthfull lads that streaked from Froster's to the used car lot . I do believe one of the youthful lads name was John Cordes HHS 64 or 65 ,not to long before he departed for Nam. By the way Schoeder do you still have that famous event called the Backyard Olympics? A lot of fun if my memory was right. Keep up the good work King John, hope to be at the big game in Oct. Go Cougs

Hey Monk, Thanks for the note. Now that's what I called "Hangin' Out" at Frosties.Thanks man, see you at the game.

Name: Nick Fitzgerald () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 02:38:27
Class: 59
Message: Here is my Slogan---
Hawthorne Highs
Alumni Web Site
As you can tell I don't talk much.

Hey Nick, I'll put it on the Slogan page right now, and thanks for contributing.

Name: Ricki Farrell () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 02:11:31
Maiden: Valencia
Class: '61
Message: Royal, I am wondering whether or not you have retired or perhaps working in another District. I am starting my 32nd year teaching and 19th at Mayfair High School. Since you live in Cerritos you are probably living in close proximity to where I teach. (Lakewood) I got my Masters in Counseling just in case I got tired of teaching...but now I have the Animation Academy at Mayfair and I love it. Teaching is so great. I guess I'm not ready to retire yet. Administration is a different role though, so I thought that perhaps you might have retired. This is funny, you were so popular and such a nice guy that we all thought we knew you but chances are you don't even know who I am. I think we shared a few classes. I was fairly shy in those days. Teaching snapped me out of that mode.
By the way Johnny Baby, I think that I am talking Mom "V" into coming to Homecoming. I think she'll get a kick out of it 'cuz you really made an impression on her and me too. And Robin Hood...I am really looking forward to meeting you. Maybe momzy will introduce us. Oh yeah, just got my little '65 bug repainted. I haven't seen it for 2 weeks. One of my former students is doing it. It's getting reupholstered, new paneling, carpeting. It's so coooool. I'll probably be afraid to drive it.
If anyone knows anywhere I can get a new steering wheel purchased and installed, I'd be very grateful. I live in Fullerton. Thanks.
Hi Diane, Loretta, Sharon, Jorge, Alan, Frank and everyone else that I met on Cruise night. I still think about it often. I love this blast from the past. Old expression.."warm fuzzies."

Ricki, Yes, bring Mom with you. She'll have a great time. See Robin, "I" made an impression on her. You're out dude. The Valencia Fortunes are MINE!!!! Mom V, I'll still let you drive our AA/Fuel Dragster.
Ricki, Have you and Alan talked about the T-shirt art?? We'll know what's going on them by next Thursday. Will that be all right?? Thanks Ricki

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 02:09:24
Maiden: a
Class: 76
Message: Here's one more
It's not co without "U"

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 00:51:40
Class: 1961
Message: To Ted Gioia ('75): This is not a conspiracy-- it is part of HISTORY. Now let me give you a History lesson. My grandfather was named Royal Lord, but he had a different middle name. My father was named Royal Wm. Lord and when I came along he became Senior and I became Junior. When my son was born he was named Royal Wm. Lord III (now 27 yrs.old) My father went through the Hawthorne SD in the 1920's He went to Leuzinger in 1933-35 and graduated from Inglewood HS night school. I went through the same elementary SD (Hawthorne) and later came back to teach and become an Administrator. Robin and I went to Ramona school, Hawthorne Intermediate School and HHS so I can vouch for him.
R. Lord

No one vouches for Robin Hood!!

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Friday, August 20, 1999 at 00:26:49
Class: 1961
Message: To Schroeder Da younger('66) Correction on the 1959 Championship game. Brian Wilson was a backup QB. Willie Brown didn't run back the opening kickoff. There was no score at the end of the first quarter, LB Poly scored to open the second quarter after a long drive. They kicked off and that was when Jim Reale returned it for a touchdown. (88 yards), (score 7-6) Then Willie Martin returned our kickoff for a touchdown. (not Willie Brown),(score 14-6) We were able to contain Willie Brown that night, But could not stop Alonzo Irving their fullback. Willie Martin was a wide receiver or flanker. That was the score at halftime. They just wore us down the second half. You have to remember their school had 3500 students in three grades while HHS had 1900 students in four grades. Both teams were 11-0 going into that championship game. Spoken as an eye witness on the playing field.
R. Lord

Yeah, I was there too Royal, and from my vantage point, we were outnumbered like Custer.
Jack Rabbit sandwich anyone??
Royal, I'm not sure, but I don't think Brian played that year. Also, If you want to recap that game from Coach Chauncey's perspective, go here.

Name: Christine Baird () on Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 23:57:11
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
Message: You know....I honestly don't remember this chocolate cake that ya'all been ravin' 'bout, but I think I will make that I come to think of it...we didn't much eat in the cafeteria in my era. I do remember standing outside at the walkup window and getting a chunk of cheddar cheese and 13 red licorices....for 25 cents.... and that was lunch! I wasn't much into nutrition either. ") I did frequent the taco bell though, tostada w/xtra cheese and ice tea...47 cents. Then there was always the dairy on the corner until friend Laura Stewart got a grape drink with a bug in the bottom of it....eeewww yuk! never 'Jack' though, it was gross back then, it might still be, I still never eat there! oh!, and those vending machines outside of the girls gym, chocolate chip brownies, everyday. So what other culinary delights can be remembered? anyone else game?
I remember those 25 cent hamburgers at the snack window. Barely nutritious, but what 16 year old is looking for nutrition.

Name: David Barboza () on Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 23:55:52
Class: 74
Message: Ok Susan. Since I had advocated the class of 74 standing behind The Green Phantom. You have gone and represented the class of 74. So John, I am privleged to stand with my class. The $10.00 is in the mail. And too The Royal Baker.... 2320 Belmont Ave. Long Beach, Ca. 90815.... Thanks.
Hey, Thanks David, I know the cake is in the mail.

Name: Mom Hahlbeck () on Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 23:48:21
Maiden: Short
Class: 57
Message: I might not get to the reunion at El Segundo, but I want a T- Shirt! I'll be babysitting for Dale, Val and Sheri so they can go!! OH! that's right kids can go!! I'll be there to make sure Dale behaves!! NOT!!
Hey Mom "H" YES, all Moms of Cougs get the "" T-shirt, and please make the Picnic on Saturday as that will be PERFECT for all the kids. I'm going to invite the Reagans too. Geez, that might scare you off though.Come on Mom "H", there's a free Tshirt in it for you. Dale Sr, No freebies for you.....

Name: Royal Bull Slinger () on Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 22:54:11
E-Mail: thisonesforyoujohn!
Message: I love you King John!!!!!
Geez Myrna, Is this computer sex we're havin' here?? Send me my Royal Freakin' Cake willya'!!

Name: Royal Baker () on Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 22:53:20
E-Mail: cakeinthemailifyourspecial
Maiden: ding-dong-ding-dong
Class: xi xi
Message: As THE Royal Baker I must announce the successful baking of yet another delectable supply of the Royal Heavenly Cougartown Special. Too bad I haven't received the address' necessary to forward morsels to deserving folks!
I'm telling you folks........she'll send it if you send her an address. She's always been just slightly off center like thatI LOVE YOU MYRN'.....

Name: Royal Mother Flogger/Royal Baker/Royal Bull Slinger () on Thursday, August 19,
Maiden: forwhatigetpaidicanhandlethreeRoyaltitles
Class: 66
Message: I Love you King John!!!
Well now ahhh... try not to ahhhhh.....embarrass me in front of the rest of the Royals Myrn'.....he he....ok now ahhhh i love you tooOK that'll be enough now. You may rise.

Name: susan king () on Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 22:24:57
Maiden: bierman
Class: 1974
Message: OK, I took my time out in my room as the King ordered but Stewie's bugging me - can I come out now?? By the way, Hanson and Shay, very classy thing to do, restoring a seat in honor of his majesty. Wish I'd thought of it first...John, please start a seat restoration with my $10 with a nameplate that says simply, Class of 1974. Who's gonna join me?
Yes, My good friends have found yet another way to embarrass me.Hey, I love those two. Friends since forever.
OOOOOOooo SUE, I LIKE IT!!! That one won't take long to fill. You better hurry folks. Yes Sue, you may come out now if you behave. "Behave".......Now where have I heard that word before??

Name: Mike Angle () on Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 22:16:24
E-Mail: unchanged
Maiden: sloeygunsslowgunssloganswhatever
Class: 1967
Message: A t-shirt may be just the way to applaud the King.
1) where Dear John isn't a cliche'
2) where a royal flush is PEOPLE
3) Long live the King
4) What A ROAR!!
John, with all of the real time and effort that you spend every single day (it seems 24x7) there isn't much that can be said except "Thank you".
Maybe if I were there or you were here, maybe a firm hand shake and nervous hug...if I knew you better...Oh what the heck....

Hey Mike, Not so tight. You're squeezin' the life outta me.......Thanks Man

Name: Friar Tuck () on Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 21:42:03
Class: 75
Message: Ouch, I think I got hit with an arrow. And I thought Robin Hood just stole from the rich and helped the poor....

Name: Christine Baird () on Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 21:27:05
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
Message: J.B..... How do we vote? surely you don't want us swampin' you with all our choices? Is there a special place to vote...or will there be? I have chosen far to many as favorites so I need some time to narrow it down. ")
Yes, there will be a special place to vote. I will let you know next Monday. Pick out the ones you like or add new ones until then.

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