Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 25, 2010, 10:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Redlands, CA

Message: Happy Belated Summer Solstice to all the Cougar Family. I was reading the post by Bob Jensen regarding Senior Square and it brought to mind memories of the DAIA (Del Air Improvement Association) Community Building. I wonder how many remember the “Log Cabin” on Aviation Blvd. near 119th? My parents were part of the group that erected that building and help to keep it up. Of course they were not alone and many families in the area contributed a lot of time and sweat to keep that place usable for meetings, rallies, and of course parties. I remember with fondness the 10 cent Coke machine near the front door that dispensed Coke so cold that there was often ice in it when one opened it. I also remember that the building’s office always had that “Ditto Machine” smell. How many of you all remember that smell from the tests we were handed at HHS? Many yearly Christmas parties were held there for the children in the surrounding area for free. They also had dances for the older kids and I remember seeing photos of adults in costume from past Halloween Parties. (Those photos are somewhere in my father’s box of memorabilia.) The point of this is that more volunteer time was put into that place than dollars. Business people in the area donated material from time to time but it was the sheer involvement of the surrounding community that kept that place going until the 105 freeway forced so many DAIA members to move away. In the end the building was sold but some of the money from that sale was donated by some of the members to establish a scholarship at Pepperdine College. That idea to give to the community that was established by so many from the “Greatest Generation” lives on. I wonder if Cougar volunteers will donate time to rebuild Senior Square? I for one want to know more so Bob Jensen, keep me/us updated please.
I just wonder how many people, today, get involved with community projects like the Log Cabin people. It was really something we all took for granted back then. The mimeogragh machine smell will be imprinted in my aroma grey matter forever.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 25, 2010, 6:38 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Happy Birthday Cindy Young!
Happy Birthday Cindy
Name: Rick Tennant ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 24, 2010, 2:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969

Message: Hey John and Gary, it's just not in Tonga but Tahiti and Fiji as well that they like to party. I was in Nadi, Fiji last January on business when sitting on a little tour bus the driver put on his little boom box. No, we weren’t listening to Fijian music but a music station that featured the 60’s and 70’s. About four songs along, “Wouldn't It Be Nice" came on. My group noticed my happiness in hearing the song and nearly couldn’t wait to tell everybody about our high school and the Beach Boys. Our driver went on to say how popular the Beach Boys were in Fiji with the locals and had also heard the same thing in Tahiti. The Beach Boys have meant so very much too many of us and many around the world.
Hey Rick, Yes they have. Thanks for the story.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 24, 2010, 1:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles

Message: Greeting to all Cougars, past and present! As you know, there is a group of us that have been working with the current graduating class and HHS staff to reestablish Senior Square. There have been some budget issues and some logistic issues that have hindered us this year. The class of 2010 has graduated but the project is still going to happen but not until next year. I have attached a note from Kimberlee Stack, Activities Director and ASB advisor, that I received this morning explaining the current status. I want to thank all of you that have emailed me expressing your interest and your willingness to help. I’ll keep you posted.
Hi Bob, I was waiting for these students to get me the computer models and they fell through. I still have the original drawing though and it is in my to do folder. As I’m sure you can understand, things have been hectic here as we have worked to close out the school year. Unfortunately we were not able to truly get this project underway this year. The good news however is that the original idea I had for the project was much smaller in scale than I believe will actually unfold. Lets regroup next year after the irrigation project is complete and we know what type of space we are dealing with and we will try to get the ball rolling next year. I will also have a new group of Engineering students next year who can produce a computer sketch for us. Thank you for your continued interest and willingness to help. I will be here in the same position next year and I assure you I will not let the issue drop. Kimberlee Stack, Hawthorne High School Activities Director
Hey Bob, Thanks for the help and the update. We'll do it next year.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 24, 2010, 9:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: palos verdes

Message: John, the long reach of HHS; I was on the north shore of the big island last night for a birhtday party for a guy from Tonga. This sight had no electricity and we had to get to it by boat. All local people but when they fired up the boombox the only thing they played was Beach Boys.
Hey Gary, Those Tongans CAN party, maaann
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 23, 2010, 7:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: The team of Dennis Morris(61), Richard Thomas(62) friend Jeff and I, shot 8 under, never getting a single bogey!!It was close on one hole, Richard sank about a 40 foot chip! It was great seeing all the OLD guys in the class of '60!
Name: Jake N Jude ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 23, 2010, 1:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Hey Bobby Fitz you're a great young man. Sorry to hear about your brother Nick. I would like to say that those three guys you played with and WON with are Air Force Vets. Circa early 60's. Thanks guys! Good job. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Name: Robert Fitzgerald ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 23, 2010, 2:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Santa Ana, Ca.

Message: Another great group of Cougars getting together thanks to Jim Crawford (HHS60) at Saboba Springs Golf Resort, Rich Sloan (HHS60) Jerry Daquila (HHS60) Dave Cato (HHS60) Jim Nemish (HHS60) Jim Perry (HHS60) Bill Daquila (HHS63) Howard (paco)Duran (HHS61) and his 3 don't have their names, Howard will have to tell you. The foursome of Jim Crawford, Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Nemish and Jim Perry won again. This just let's everybody know that all you have to do is call a few fellow classmates and have a great time. Thanks again JB FOR COUGARTOWN you make it easy to find and contact each other.
Hey Fitz, sounds like a fun day with the early 60 group and congrats to you and the 3 Jims on the win. See folks, just get your friends together for no reason. Go to the Alumni List, pick out a handful of friends and have a get-together; party, golf tournament, BBQ,'s that easy.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 22, 2010, 10:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Happy 36th Wedding Anniversary to my brother Steve Bierman and sis-in-law Michelle BuGuy Bierman. Who said it wouldn't last?? Happy belated to Paco and Sharon, Jake and Jude!! Isn't Judy and Janny celebrating as well??? It's a very good life...
Happy Anniversary Michelle and Steve !! Jan and Judy's is May 8th. Happy Belated Anniversary to Howie and Til (Jan and Judy).
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 22, 2010, 4:07 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: Well, I agree Jim - a 50th Anniversary/Beach Boy Reunion would really be something but I am left wondering exactly who was it that started this rumor? Was it the reporter Robin Leach from the Las Vegas Sun or Mike Love? Any which way here is the statement from the official website of Brian Wilson...Jun 22, 2010 Statement on the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary As The Beach Boys approach 2011-2012 touring season, which will mark their 50th anniversary as a band, speculation continues to grow among fans and media as to reunion possibilities among all the original surviving members. In response to recent stories Mike Love had the following comments: "The Beach Boys continue to tour approximately 150 shows a year in multiple countries. At this time there are no plans for my cousin Brian to rejoin the tour. He has new solo projects on the horizon and I wish him love and success. We have had some discussions of writing and possibly recording together, but nothing has been planned. I, as I¹m sure he is, am proud and honored that The Beach Boys music has endured these 50 years, but felt the need to clarify that there are no current 'reunion' tour plans."
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 22, 2010, 7:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hanalei HI. / West hills Ca.
No E-mail
Message: ............ On Brian Wilson's FB page he says 50 yr reunion is untrue ... Too bad that would of been nice ......
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 21, 2010, 4:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Happy Birthday, Lenora Mills Puls, class of 1966. You still look beautiful.
Happy Birthday Lenora !!
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 21, 2010, 10:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: Happy belated Fathers Day to all COUGAR dads. LaVerne and I got back last night from a weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma for NASCAR. I don't know who keeps up with NASCAR but the top three finishers were from SoCal. Jimmy Johnson (El Cajon), Robby Gordon (Bellflower) and Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield). Jeff Gordon (Vallejo) finished 5th and Boris Said (Carlsbad) finished 8th. Marcos Ambrose, from the land down under, who led the race on the last 2 laps, was told to shut down the engine under caution to save fuel but failed to get it restarted as he coasted up the hill between turns 1 and 2. NASCAR gave him the black flag to reposition him into 7th spot which put Jimmy in 1st. Have a great COUGAR week!
Name: Bob Valdez ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 21, 2010, 9:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: San Diego,Ca.

Message: Cool web site, was talking to brother Manny and he told me about it. Just a Howdy to all ...Bob
Hey Bob, and welcome
Name: Pauline Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 21, 2010, 9:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 1969
City & State: Oak HIlls, CA.

Message: Just read on the internet that the Beach Boys are getting back together for their 50th Anniversary. If this is true it could be a good concert to see.
Name: Jake N Jude ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 21, 2010, 7:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Jim Hess, thank you for the nice words. We too want to see you all when we get down there. I remember when you were considered a "little shaver" by us old guys. Nice to hear from you. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude
Name: Tom Buckingham ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 20, 2010, 6:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Fresno, CA

Message: Digging thru the DVD close-out bin at Barnes and Noble. Gotta copy of Beach Boy concert DVD from 1964. "The Lost Concert". Watched it this morning. Man, that took me back. $4.99 bought me a lot of memories.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 20, 2010, 5:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: To all the men of HHS Cougars, and not a Cougar Happy Father's Day and many more. I hope all had a very nice day. I spent Father's day visitng my Dad at the cemetery and still hard to go and visit. I wanted to know if anyone knew when Roger Rouse and Steve Ohren past away. Ted Quinnoes was my cousin, he was a hell of a guy always there for you. All the girls were after him. Anyway talk with you later.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 20, 2010, 6:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: Heard on the radio this morning that Brian Wilson turns 68 years old today.
Happy Birthday Brian !!
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 19, 2010, 8:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Happy Father's Day Cougar Dads. It's a gorgeous day in Southern California and it's all for you - enjoy it and know how much you're loved. : ))
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 19, 2010, 10:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ

Message: Happy Fathers day to my fellow Fathers out there in Coug-Land. I look upon this day as my own personal Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for my 2 children and 3 grandchildren, and more importantly, to that beautiful lady that made it possible for me to be a Father in the first place.
Hey Alan, Happy Fathers Day.
Name: Jim Hess ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 19, 2010, 8:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: bishop CA

Message: Whow! Russ and Judy, hello and congratulations from an old (guess that's pretty well known by all) friend and neighbor. May we meet again soon (probably all of us will meet at Mary and Rich Sloan's house). LY, jim
Name: Esther M. Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 18, 2010, 8:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido, ca.

Message: Happy Father's Day to all the men @ Cougartown!!
Thank you Esther.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 18, 2010, 7:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Wichita,Kansas

Message: I finally appreciate where we all grew up and the great weather we enjoyed! At the moment it is 9:45 p.m. in Wichita and it it 90 degrees and high humidity!! I finally understand why all the families like the Greasbys left the midwest and moved to Hawthorne!! Just feeling real homesick for California and playing all my beach boy cds to calm me down!! Hey John, if a prodigal son of Hawthorne can make it to Cruise night would I be welcome? I need a burger from Fosters and a chocolate dipped cone! Hope all is well and cooler in California than here!
Hey Clark, you are always welcome. Come on home for the weekend.
Name: Jake N Jude ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 18, 2010, 5:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Back at ya Paco to you and Sharon. Perserverance is what it's called, I believe? But if you can wait long enough for em to get you your first beer, then you got er made. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 17, 2010, 6:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Oh, John. What's a little kiss between Cougs? It's not like you are going to marry him. :x