Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 31, 2010, 9:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: the Hub City Crestview FL

Message: Just what not why - as Paul Harvey used to say- I stumbled over a You Tube video made on the Hawthorne Campus-For everyone who has not been to the Campus in a coons age –Here is a link. They say they go in threes – well Art Linkletter, Gary Coleman & Dennis Hopper – 3 celebrities , passing on to the higher plain. See everyone in a few weeks , when we celibrate our Nations Birthday , in July…Until then remember it doesn’t matter where you go…There You Are ! John – the check is in the mail …tee hee … Pal !
Well June IS Cougartown dues month, Neil, thanks much.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 31, 2010, 5:53 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: christon
Class: 1971
City & State: hawthorne, ca.

Message: To Jerry Miles; Your video's are fantastic. I like them all, but my favorites are: Beach Boys, Classical Past, Summertime brings back memories, and Close your eyes. Thanks again for a job well done. Also I'm from the Bronx, New York, but part of my life in Lawndale, but mostly Hawthorne. It sure feels like I was born out here. Also divorced and have one son also graduated from Hawthorne High, in 2003. Thank you again. Always and always a Cougar. Cindy
Thanks Cindy, I know Jerry appreciates your words as his videos take me back all the time.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 31, 2010, 4:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne
No E-mail
Message: We would like to wish Don Matteson, class of 1970 a very happy birthday. Hope things are great in NY, Don. It is always good to see you when you come to So. Cal. Best wishes and hope you had a wonderful day.
Happy Birthday Don.
Name: Walt Mann ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 31, 2010, 2:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: FREDERICK MD

Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 31, 2010, 1:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: USCG 1975-2002

Message: My heartfelt gratitude to our Servicemen & Women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great Nation. My condolences and prayers to the families and loved ones of those heroes. Remember what Memorial Day is all about and also think of those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who are standing watch over us in these troubled times. We are indeed fortunate to live in the United States of America, and can thank our Military for protecting and ensuring our freedoms.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 31, 2010, 12:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Rojo; LOL, the way things are going here in Southern Caleeeefooornnniiiaaa, we are all going to have to speak Mexican, (yeah, I know, I didn't say Hispanic, sorry I'm not into being P/C) or Vietnamese. Go Arizona. Jorge
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 31, 2010, 10:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Just wanted to say thanks to all who have served. Fly your AMERICAN FLAG today. If not for our veterans, we might all be speaking a foreign language. Maybe one that we wouldn't have wanted to. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N jude
Amen to that Russ, thanks.
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 31, 2010, 9:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca

Message: The new e-mail address for the Classes of 60/61 reunion is Please send any inquiries and/or information to this address. If you have current addresses for any of our classmates, please send them to us at this new e-mail address. We're looking forward to a great reunion!
Thanks Rich for the information and have a fun reunion.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 30, 2010, 8:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas

Message: Just to remind everyone who is interested. The get-together dinner at Diablos Restaurant in the Monte Carlo Casino and Resort is set for 5pm on Friday June 11 and begins at 5pm till whenever. Very casual. Directions and info on the website at Also, after this event the website will be available for all classes to promote their reunions. So this way you can be more in depth and not waste space on other sites and try to get people to go there. This will give all classes one place to promote along with Cougartown. You can contact me for info on how it will work.
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 30, 2010, 8:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: denver, co

Message: Wow....I saw 3 days of press regarding the deaths of Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper but didn't hear one thing about Linkletter....kinda sad really considering his tremendous generosity and kindness.
Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 29, 2010, 6:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Portland,Oregon

Message: Art Linkletter passed away Wednesday at 97. Lots of us "older"cougs grew up watching him.
Name: Danny Bellare ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 29, 2010, 12:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: MURRIETA CA

Message: Just saying Hi to all...
Hi Danny
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 29, 2010, 12:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA

Message: uhhhh... scuse please..... those folks wondering why the class of 64 isn't having reunions - stop sitting around waiting for someone else to do it. Geez i HATE when people do that. you want it done? DO IT. Start. Begin. Commence. NOW. CT has made it so easy for you.
That's the Cougar spirit but actually they live out of the country.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 28, 2010, 3:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA

Message: Speaking of Reunions:
I've received two emails in two days asking why the class of 64 never has a reunion. Class of 64, it looks like your people are getting "antsy". Can someone from your class please step forward? Maybe have a multi-classer with the class of 63. You have 222 people on the Alumni List and we have mailing addresses for 122 of them. The class of 63 has 168 on the list, we have mailing addresses for 93 of those people. This is a GOLD MINE for you. You haven't had a reunion in what, 2 decades. All the information you need has been collected. Someone get a committee together and have this reunion for your class members, please.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 28, 2010, 12:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas

Message: Gary Coleman, who starred in the popular sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has passed away. He once worked at the Hawthorne Mall as a security officer.
Little security that was.
Name: Penny Prouty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 28, 2010, 12:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Prouty
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: Bob Fitzgerald...God Bless you and all of the Fitzgerald family.......I am so sorry to hear about Nick. I'm remembering when we were young and were neighbors on 124th St. May you be comforted by Nick's and your friends through the years and here at Cougartown.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 27, 2010, 9:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: For those attending the Napa/Sonoma Wine and races, my wife and I will be glad to meet everyone in the main grandstand section A on Saturday June 5. We plan on being there 8-8:30 AM. See ya there!
Hey Max, Now don't forget the BBQ. I think we're going to send out maps for all not familiar with the area. If anyone else wants to attend our WCW in Sonoma, please fill out our wine questionnaire. See you there.
Name: Ernie Curcio ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 27, 2010, 2:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Studio City, CA

Message: This may be late notice, but infamous, later famous HHS party band RAGE (aka Silent Rage featuring HHS alumni Ernie Curcio & Mark Hawkins + Lawndale HS alumni Tim Reilly), performs a rare show in the South Bay at The BriXton, Redondo Beach on the RB Pier. Tomorrow Fri. May 28th. Show Time is 10PM doors at 8PM. Also performing is former Guns & Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke (who worked at "Hogan's House of Music" back in the late 70's early 80's). I have a free guests list for friends, Thanks! EJ Curse aka Ernie Curcio '77
Hey Ernie, Thanks for the heads up as I'm sure lots will want to attend this one. There you go all you Silent Rage fans, a last minute "Friday Night Cougar Party" in Redondo - BE THERE!!
Name: Robert Fitzgerald ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 27, 2010, 2:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Santa Ana,Ca.

Message: It is with a very sad heart that I tell of the passing yesterday of my best friend and brother Nick Fitzgerald class of 59. He battled cancer for over a year. He loved Cougartown, it let him get in contact with so many classmates. The class of 59 rocks, what you did during your class reunion in signing and sending him that get well card and calling him, it meant so much to him. Thank You. Without Cougartown I'm not sure any of us would know where alot of classmates are. Thanks J.B.
Hey Fitz, so sorry to hear the news about Nick. He was a great Cougar who was loved by, and loved, his classmates. Nick will be truly missed by me and his many friends.
Name: Joseph Mailander ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 27, 2010, 12:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: los angeles, CA

Message: Hello John and I LOOOVVVE YOU MAAAANNNN for emailing me and the other habitues of Cougartown! First off let me acknowledge that the Eric Larson/Kelly Carden story a few posts south of this one is an awesome read and I can't help but wonder how many other Cougars have those kind of tales to tell of parent-teacher interactions! His is an amazing one, spread out over a generation, but I hope that Cougs might do some keyboard aerobics and let these kinds of things fly, because that kind of story, I believe, is precisely what we hope to read when we come to a high school site, most of all! Perhaps my own very favorite story of all that relates to parent-teacher interaction and myself involves a teacher I didn't really know too well, but who was an esteemed teacher nonetheless, named Pat Macha. Macha didn't know me from Adam when I took his class in social studies in 1973, and for sure he didn't know I was, for instance, editor of our school paper. Also, let me admit that my classroom demeanor did not suggest that I was anything other than a scurrilous troublemaker--which in fact I not only was but remain today. Anyway, after I handed in my first paper assignment for Mr. Macha, he could not associate the seemingly crystalline prose I handed in with the annoying student I was in class. So he went to an assistant principal who didn't know me either, and did what was a very reasonable thing: he got my father's number and called him at work, to let him know that I was likely plagiarizing something, or maybe an adult was writing this paper for me. My father left work and came to school immediately. In the meantime, I was yanked out of class myself, until finally a counselor named Leo Molitor, who knew me well, and who knew that I was capable enough not to plagiarize things, would vouch for me that I indeed was capable of writing what I handed in. But it was too late--my father was already heading to school--and all of us arrived to meet Macha somewhere around Building 8 in between periods. By the time we met, Macha had been appraised that I was indeed capable of fashioning less-than-rickety prose. So when my father got there, Macha says, "Mr. Mailander, I've been informed that we've made a mistake, we had some concerns, but it turns out your son is actually a very gifted writer, and it seems..." blah blah blah, because he felt embarrassed to yank my father out of work for nothing, he couldn't have been more apologetic and especially more praiseworthy. And my father listened to this (overly-generous, I must admit) litany of praise at length, let him go even further still, even let a good silence pass to digest it all, and when the praise for me had been sufficiently indulged and exhausted, my dad said: "Huh. Well--he must get all that from his mother." And then he turned tail and walked away, and I had to turn away too, because I was laughing so hard. I don't think I could have had a better moment in high school than that one, and I am only sorry that it came at Pat Macha's expense, because he was an exceedingly dutiful teacher who was doing his job, and not only that but doing it very well, even going the extra mile to create some drama. The relationship between teacher and parent is just as nebulous and potentially explosive as it is between teacher and student. Reading between the lines here at the site, let's give a lot of credit to Eric Larson, who encountered a situation a hundred times more complicated than the merely momentarily inconvenient but ultimately funny one I experienced between Pat Macha and my own father, and for navigating such an emotionally-charged encounter with balance and grace and a large measure of nuance that he obviously understates. And I know from the way my own father used it that that capacity for understatement is precisely the quality that teaches best of all, so I suspect that Kelly Jr. was told all he ever needed to know even without being told very much at all, which will be enormously valuable to him throughout his own life.
Well so much for "he doth not speaketh like he looketh or writeth like he acteth, huh I'm sure Mr. Macha, being a much loved teacher at HHS, learned a valuable lesson that day. Great story joe and I LOVE YOU TOO MAAAANN!!!!
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 27, 2010, 9:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire, CA

Message: Couldn't find the feedback button. I like the Scarlet and Gold stripes. Wonder if Dave had any say in it?
Name: Dave Krikac ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 27, 2010, 7:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Franklin, TN

Message: WOW, a Cougar sighting and I MISSED IT. What a privilege to see Our Thrift Store "UP IN LIGHTS" on Cougartown. Thanks John. Next time you are visiting Franklin YOU GOTTA let me know so I can show you around. Bless you all. PS Kisses and Hugs to the 133rd street gang.....When are we doing another reunion? I am up for MC'ing if you will have me....
Hey Dave, Sorry I missed you too but I'll be back next year. See you then.