Name: Paul Wieber ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 27, 2010, 11:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Carmichael, Ca

Message: Memories: Had a nice thought this morning about waking up back in the sixties during good ole summertime. I remember the smell of the early morning hours, waiting for the marine layer to dissipate and pick up my buddies in my 56' Bel Air blue & white chevy, blast my 4 track blue light tape player of Beach Boys music and head to either El Porto or 26th street, body surf all day and check out the beach honeys. Leave around 3 or 4 o'clock head home, shower & then we'd all head to Bob's Big Boy on Century to see who could eat the most burgers. On Saturdays after all this, we'd then head to the Sepulveda Drive In with Cherry Brandy on hand (it seemed to be the thing then) hopefully get back before 2 am and the folks didn't know any better...haha so we thought! Anyway, those were the days my friend, we'd thought they'd never end....great songs, and great times.
Sounds like exactly the same thing we did in 62, Paul, thanks for the memory.
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 27, 2010, 8:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: denver co

Message: I would DIE for a roast beef sandwich on squaw bread from the Annex! Also, last Monday Vicki Milne paid a visit to Denver and we met for dinner. Haven't seen or talked to each other in like 35 years so we had a lot to catch up on and a lot of memories to relive! (and if you're reading this, Vicki, the cheesecake you made and brought me was INCREDIBLE!...Thanks!) She found me on Cougartown so "thanks" John....check is forthcoming!
Thanks Alan, and glad you're reconnecting too.
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 27, 2010, 3:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Somewhere, CA

Message: I can vouch that Tony's subs are as good as ever. Nice display of antiques that the Farmer Boy chain may have tried to copy, but Tony's has a lot of neat stuff. Spent a lot of quarters on the pinball machines back in the early days, too.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 27, 2010, 11:54 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA

Message: Interesting story about the Cabin and Tony's. I am thinking I used to go here for lunch when I worked near LAX in the early/mid 80's. It sounds like the place- did they serve beer and wine? I remember they made good sandwiches but we really went for the booze. We weren't supposed to drink at lunch -union rules- but we'd cut loose once in a while; got caught once but no damage done. Those were my Teamster days when I learned to cuss like a ... well, a Teamster. I was tied up and robbed at gunpoint in a liquor store robbery at Airport Liquor on Aviation and ?? (also in the early 80's.) "Fond" memories of Aviation Blvd...
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 27, 2010, 9:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang

Message: Just the sheer numbers, Stevie should have received a Cougar sighting. Also present Mike Petrusco [I hope I spelled it right Mikie] and the Tamburrinos, Bill and Margaret. The Daryl is absolutely the best, great job as always Bart. Thanks for inviting me. Dickie Boesiger email and I'll send you some Big Red links.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 27, 2010, 9:50 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Ahhhh, Sunday morning and another leisurely walk down memory lane on Cougartown. God, I love these days. Sounds like a lot of Cougar fun going on in a lot of places and it is testament to the work you did John, getting CT up and running, hosting the annual events (Cruise Nites and Picnic) and the occasional Prom and WCW and Vegas Run. Cougs are now creating their own special get togethers and mini - or maxi - reunions and CT has been the catalyst for much of it. THAT brings me to my annual pledge drive moment: COUGARTOWN DUES. No, it is not required to join to enjoy the site or have fun here, it is, rather, a nod of respect and thanks to John for the great work he does here and it pays the monthly bandwidth and server bills. It has allowed John to expand the site and to make other things available to us. Thank you John - somehow, we - your CT friends - decided all those years ago that our words were not enough. We needed to pitch in. And instead of sending checks folks, use the Paypal option! Easiest and most secure thing you'll ever do! Get out your debit card and pop in your $10. It's done, it's there and it's painless. End of commercial message. Back to the regular programming...
Well thank you Sue for that shameless plug Yes it looks like lots of Cougars are having their own mini get-togethers, not only here but at golf courses, luncheons, and BBQs too, as in the "Second Annual HHS And Friends End Of Summer Picnic Bash" next Saturday at Columbia Park in Torrance (see reunions page). It used to be you had to find your classmates via phome books, old addresses, etc. Now they're all gathered here, making it easy to have these functions any time you want. Don't wait for your next decade reunion to get your class together. Do it now folks. Always stay in touch with your joined at the hip classmates. They're the best friends you'll have in life. Thanks to all for your continued Cougartown support.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 27, 2010, 9:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas

Message: Use too hangout at the Laven's house atop 130th street and skate-board down the hill towards Food Giant. Boy! Did I witness some great wipe-outs!
Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 27, 2010, 9:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Dallas, OR

Message: I was watching the auction, I thought I saw your hand go up several times when the cars got to the $100,000 mark
Not MY hand.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 27, 2010, 8:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.

Message: Geeeeesh ! I think Steve had more Cougars at his event than the Sanoma wine country gig ! LOL .juz kidding .... Nice going dude ! ... Howz April "Flick" ? I had a lot of fun with her in art class !(I never worked up the courage to ask her out ) And as for skate boards !!! ...... We used to go and find some of the steepest hills in Hawthorne or Hermosa and screeeeam our way down those wild hills ! And that was with clay wheels ! so when you hit a small rock ... The board stayed in one place and you kept going the speed you were traveling ! Then the wipe out !We later would hop the train and ride the green hills of Centinella park ....less injuries ..... Ha ... And JB... YO BRO ! i be sending da check dis week ....Ya jive mannnnnn ? And dat means all ya all betta send yo $ to da man .... JB !
Thanks Jim, It's appreciated.
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 26, 2010, 8:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: hawthorne, Ca.
No E-mail
Message: And one more big happy birthday wish to another old buddy, Steve Kristof, (1961) Hope all is well back in Mo.
Happy Birthday big Steve
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 26, 2010, 7:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview Florida

Message: TRIVIA on the “(log cabin)” Del Aire Improvement Association, otherwise became known to our family simply as THE BUILDING… Some of those dances in the 60’s up there featured Mike Beardsley’s Band, Mike is a Cougar from ? 1965… the concrete floor inside the building was the smoothest surface known to mortal man. Eric & I would bring our original first issue Makaha nylon wheeled 17.5 inch skateboards when the folks were working on projects to get some terrific slides and power turns, enough to bring the static electricity into your feet. There was one minor crack in that floor up near the stage with the old standup piano. Eric, correction the Coca-cola Machine was a hand cranked 7 cent bottle dispenser with a 3 penny “change” feature because it was on the old honor system that you were obliged to slide the empty 6.5 ounce post WWII bottle into the galvanized wire rack on the side of the red machine. In the “office” were several old Wollensak reel to reel tape recorders the kind with the mic tucked up into the lid and the orange tell tale light on the “record mode” to indicate volume of source. Also was a very nice old style Microphone, I think that mic was a rare pro broadcast series (Unidyne) Shure Brothers 556B Super Cardioid Unidirectional Dynamic Microphone on its own sweet little table stand. Those mics sell for over $300. Now-a-days.
Name: Larry Banta ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 26, 2010, 5:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Del Aire, CA.

Message: Tony's Pizza is still there in the Log Cabin. I grab a thin crust in there occasionally. Saw Al Jardine at LAX today. John, dues on their way.
Thanks very much Larry.
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 26, 2010, 3:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: A belated birthday wish to my old friend, John Guerra,(1960), whom I have known for over 55 years. Wow! Happy Birthday, John, and many more. I would also like to say I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Repashy. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Happy Birthday John...
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 26, 2010, 2:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods, CA

Message: Yesterday I met Bart Graves and some close friends for 18 holes. Not in any particular order attendees - Bill Young, Pat Burris, Kurt Pettlon, Mike Wadman, Kevin Wadman, Dick Boesinger, Jim Morhman, Kenny Slaughter, Jim Schroeder, Bob Parsi, Jerry Skaff, Mike Escalante, Mark Rutter, Darwin Schussler, Paul Clark, Gaylen Lindquist, Fred Borland, Jim Eakin, Danny Puetz, Jim Sloey, Skip Effler, Tom DeMary, Terry Mazzota, Roger Clark, Don Lassiter, Mike Schlimmer and Chris Hood. April(Flick) Garnevicus and Dave Barrick staffed the hospitality cart. Roger Lent (assured that contrary rumors, he IS alive) and Brenda visited as we all remembered old tales, half-truths and plain BS. If I missed anyone, or you are wanted by authorities, sorry.
Atta boy Steve, Keep those Cougars together and a-partyin'
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 26, 2010, 11:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA

Message: Paco, I sure remember the Log Cabin dances. If I remember right because Dana had their own dances they were only for the younger kids. Was it third and fourth graders one week and fifth and sixth the next? I do remember dancing some but only to the slow ones as I did not have a clue of how to dance fast. I think there was a lot of boys on one side and girls on the other too being the shy little kids that we were. Many good times and memories were captured in that building. They even continued for me for many years as it was purchased by not a Cougar but a phone company buddy, Tony Palmeri. As far as I know he still makes a great sandwich.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 26, 2010, 8:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas

Message: I was watching the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction on TV Friday, didn't see any Cougars but I sure saw alot of Camaro sightings.
Lots of nice Camaros there.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 26, 2010, 7:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Cougar Sighting. Mike Shay HHS61 and I went to the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction in the OC yesterday and ran smack dab into Jan Chauncey Norton HHS71 and hubbie Dickie Norton HHS60. Great to see you two at the show. Also saw Rich Sloan, Bob Fitzgerald, and Tom Porter, all HHS60. Fun day with some great Cougs.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 26, 2010, 6:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Does anyone remember the dances at the "Log Cabin"? My Boy Scout troop meetings were there also. Well, off to the ice to watch Talia.
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 25, 2010, 10:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: Ah, that mimeogragh machine smell. Always volunteered to crank the sucker. Most classmates laughed at me for that, but the reward was being closer to the smell. And just how to you explain this to the push button generation?
I don't know anyone who didn't like that smell.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 25, 2010, 9:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: FYI, the Log Cabin on Aviation & 119th St was also used by the local Boy & Girl Scouts.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 25, 2010, 8:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Wichita,Kansas

Message: Hey Eric, that was a great rememberance about the "Log Cabin"! If my memory serves me correctly, my brother Ray Millman and his good friend Gary Shambaugh aka " The Sham" threw their 21st birthday party at the Log Cabin complete with tickets and live band way back in 1974! I was only a sophomore and enjoyed the heck out of the party. At the end of the night Ray had to pull the plug on the band to avoid getting busted by the cops after midnight. He was booed off stage even though it was his birthday. As everyone began to clear out we looked around and the place was a shambles with beer cans, wine bottles and chairs everywhere. Ray and Gary had a cleaning deposit down and Ray was worried he wouldn't get it back. Gary had disappeared into the wind and I wanted to help. I told Ray to open all the doors and come back to help me. I pulled a fire hose off the wall rack and cranked it on full force. Ray held on for dear life and we blew everything out the doors. Not a conventional clean-up but it worked. The party was a huge success and Ray grabbed everyone who helped clean-up and took us all to Bobs Big Boy on Hawthorne and Century for a late night snack. I was in heaven at 2:00 a.m chowing down fried shrimp and hanging out with the big boys sans "the Sham"! The Log Cabin will always be remembered!
But did Ray get his deposit back?
Name: Bob Kyllonen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 25, 2010, 8:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Rancho Mirage, CA

Message: Many Cougars of the 1960's will remember Allen Repashy as a favorite social studies teacher during those early years. Allen left Hawthorne High School to earn a PhD and became an educator in San Diego county. Allen passed away on June 15, 2010. His family has established a web site that those who remember him may want to visit.
Hi Bob, Thanks for the information on Mr. Repashy. He will be missed.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 25, 2010, 5:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach, ca

Message: Great memories Eric. Ah, mimeogragh! Why was it you could walk around with purple on your face all day long and no one would tell you that you had mimeogragh ink all over it. I'm sure I'm not the only person that happened too. Thanks to Mrs. Roth and her shorthand class, I got some really good jobs after graduation. Of course, at that time the only copiers they had were mimeogragh machines. Color me purple.