Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 2, 2010, 10:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Longpre
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Carol Villepigue Cutri, '63, and her boyfriend came in from Arkansas this week. We had a lovely visit and dinner with Dave and Vicki (Barath) Fairchild, '63, in their home yesterday. It's so nice to meet with old school friends. Carol and I are still on our separate "journeys". You have to grab those visits whenever you can people. Life is too short. Don't miss out on the memories.
Keep getting together Cougs. Thanks Adrianne.
Name: Dave Krikac ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 1, 2010, 9:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Franklin, TN

Message: Yeah that might help if I explain...sorry...I just finished a Five episode pilot for Television. It was released at the film festival last week and we are hoping for a buyer to do another 20 episodes for Cable. This is a promo for the first five. My proceeds will go to the Gear Foundation and our Kids so we are hoping it goes far. It's just Good family entertainment, RARE these days. Filmed right here in Tennessee. PS Shout out to Chuck and Kell...and the 133rd street gang...
Sounds great. Good luck with the project, Dave.
Name: Dave Krikac ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 1, 2010, 8:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Franklin, TN

Message: It's been FO EVA....I missed you all, so I will just say HEY and read a little about what's happening....Happy Summer. Hey John, check this out
Hey Dave, Yes it has been awhile and I didn't know you were into them chrome plated robots either Very Cool maaann. Let us know what it's all about.
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 30, 2010, 6:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.

Message: To answer someone who asked me a little over a year ago;Did someone give me the name Psycho Savage?No, that was my C.B. handle...We all had one back then.
good to know...
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 30, 2010, 3:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV

Message: That is very funny Gary, there are a bunch of us doing the same thing, I am right behind you on the 13th. of July. It really ain't funny cause I don't feel that old. Cindy
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 30, 2010, 1:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA

Message: Today I received word that Randy Flinders HHS c/o 1989 is leaving Emulex and starting his own compliance testing company. If there are any Cougars out there in the electronics business looking to outsource overload or if you are a startup and need to have complience testing (FCC, UL, RoHS) done on your product Randy is a very hard worker. You can contact him through his website.
Name: Denise Sanches ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 30, 2010, 12:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Drytown, CA

Message: I am looking for James Stone, class of '69. The email that is listed is out dated. Does anyone know how to get a hold of him? I'm an old friend from the early '70's and have been trying to find him for several years. If anyone knows his whereabouts I would sure appreciate an email. thanks Denise
Hey Denise, I'm sure someone here knows. Good Luck
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 30, 2010, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.

Message: I'm so happy to hear that and I'm sorry if I got a li'l upity. I love HHS. And being a part of Cougartown.
No apologies needed and welcome Richard.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 30, 2010, 10:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: PVE CAL

Message: I am in Hawaii for a wedding and facing my 65th birthday. Yesterday while coming out of the water after a surf there was a guy who asked if he could take my picture on the beach. He said it was some artwork for a local magazine. I asked him which one and he said it catered to the retirement community. Damn. Some days you just can not catch a break.
Gary, you are an AARP Stud.
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 30, 2010, 4:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, Ca

Message: Thank you Bob Melendrez and Jim Sloey for the humbling words. Meeting Bob at church was like meeting an old friend. We had a lot in common and talked about the good old days in Hawthorne and HHS. See you sunday Bob. Jim-boo Sloey, Johnny Baker and I became very good friends while riding our bikes on the bike path at zero early morning, while trying to avoid the early morning worm, (The worm was a group of about 30 hard core bicyclist that road very fast, one foot apart wearing very colorful bicycle clothes). I have known little Johnny Baker for a hundred years, however Jim-boo and I became good friends while riding for over a year on the bike path. When Jim-boo had his knee replacement, Jim was recovering very well just hours after the surgery. However when I called Jim the next day, he told me he had suffered two strokes the night of the surgery. I visited Jim in his hospital room that day and could not believe how strong he was emotionally. It was all I could do to keep back the tears knowing that one of my best friends had suffered a debiliting stroke. Jim is a fighter and he fought with dignity. He inspired everyone that came into his room. The nurses were inspired and Jim's faith in God was very evident, because he was positive through out his recovery and everyone that came into his hospital room knew that whatever the outcome was going to be, Jim was going to be strong and would continue to inspire everyone with his faith. Everyone except one of Jim's doctors, who wrote Jim off as permanently disabled and told Jim he would have to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Jim's wife Debby, what a lady, she was always at Jim's side. The hospital set up a bed in Jim's room for Debbie so she could stay with him night and day. Debbie and Jim seemed to know that Jim was going to beat this stroke. I remember the day I walked into Jim's room after he was transferred to a rehab hospital and Debby gave me a tennis ball and said, throw it to Jim. I did and Jim caught the ball with his left hand. (It was Jim's leftside that was affected by the stroke) I again had to fight back the tears, this time for joy, seeing how far Jim had come in his recovery. Jim did beat the stroke with God's grace. After Jim recovered, he and I played golf several times . However Jim, you didn't have to beat me every time we golfed. Thank you Jim for being my friend and for being a positive influence on my life. And thank you HHS and faculty for turning out so many great students. Dan.
Name: Bob Clobucker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 30, 2010, 12:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Reno, Nevada

Message: One day after work some co-workers and I from Ro-Zak Trucking at Lax were drinking at the Wild Goose. Then we went down to Tonys Pizza at the old log cabin building for some meatball sandwiches. It was all good. Until some time later the word came about a hepatitus outbreak connected to Tonys. Had to go down to get the shot. Made me kinda sick for a day. Never, ever went in there again!! BC
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 29, 2010, 10:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.

Message: Okay, ya got me, I fell short of my credits and didn't graduate...I'll leave now. I'm still a Cougar no matter what anyone says!
No one asked you to leave Richard. Lots of people from other schools want their name on our Alumni List. Just trying to verify, that's all. You didn't have to graduate, just attend HHS.
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 29, 2010, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.

Message: Re; Not in the yearbook: I was on the yearbook commitee and I left myself out because I always and still do think I'm too ugly to print. That's why you don't see a picture on the Cougartown page.
Hi Richard, I know, I'm the one who adds the pictures. Looking at a list of 1976 El Molino staffers and don't see you listed. Just trying to find you as attending Hawthorne High. Maybe you played sports or were in a campus club?
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 29, 2010, 10:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.

Message: I used to know someone who worked at Tony's quite well. His name was Dan Collins...Big dude. One of the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet.
Hey Richard, Can't find your picture in the 76, 75, 74, or 73 yearbook . Is the class of 76 correct?
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 28, 2010, 10:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: Just read the posting by Bob Melendrez regarding Danny Dye. What an erroneous impression of Danny. He is not a great guy he is beyond that. He is without a doubt one of the best people I have ever met and I am more than fortunate to call him my friend. I met Danny in the 80's when I owned a business in El Segundo then reconnected with him riding bikes on the strand with Johnny Baker. We hit it off immediately and continue to be friends today although I do not get to talk to him as often as I would like or see nearly as often as I would like. When I had knee replacement surgery and had two strokes that left me paralyzed for life [ok 30 days God was gracious beyond belief] Danny was always there, encouraging me, praying for me and giving me support beyond what I could explain here [email I would be happy to bore you beyond tears]. If you look up the word friend in a dictionary, his picture is there. So yes Bob Melendrez you have stumbled onto the mother lode with Danny Dye! He is beyond great. Thanks Danny for being my friend, I love you maaaaan!
We 62ers are all like that
Name: Veronica Theveny ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 28, 2010, 6:10 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: theveny
Class: 1957
City & State: Santa Rosa CA

Message: I am trying to locate Carol Odette Griffen and Mary Dyketon. former teachers
Can anyone help Veronica with these?
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 28, 2010, 5:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester, CA

Message: Cougar Sighting. Cal and I were driving home from Paso Robles this morning on Hwy 101 and saw a beautiful '48 Chevy Woodie Station wagon. It was Daniel Dews '74.
Good one Noreen.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 28, 2010, 3:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

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Name: Bob Melendrez ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 28, 2010, 11:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: Hello J.B. and fellow Cougs, long-time-no-post, but I just had to mention a couple of Cougar sightings this past weekend. First while in the grocery store on saturday, I noticed a gentleman wearing a baseball cap with an "H" on the front, and a little gold paw print on the back. I asked him about it, and he said that yes, indeed, it was an HHS cap. I asked him if he was a parent of a student, or an alumnus of our great school. Turns out it was "Coach Jeff", the Cougars baseball coach. We spoke for a few moments, and I came away thinking, wow, what a great guy!
The second sighting came the following morning at Hope Chapel Gateway where I was meeting with the pastor with my daughter regarding her upcoming baptism. While waiting for our meeting, I was introduced to none other than Dan Dye! We had a wonderful conversation about our school, our city, and our admiration for coach Chauncey (and quite a bit of praise for you too, John). In speaking with Dan, I felt like we'd known each other for years, and yet we had just met. What a great guy he is, and I hope to have another opportunity to speak to him again soon. So, two sightings and two outstanding gentlemen; My Cougar Pride is alive and well! Thanks again J.B. and take care Cougs! Bob M. '71
Hey Bob, GREAT GREAT sightings there boy. They just don't make nicer, or more in shape, Cougars than big Dan Dye. Thanks very much Bob and glad to hear from you too.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 28, 2010, 10:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Hey, John Boy; Checkin out the site, and saw that you mentioned Dickie Norton a few threads back. Have not heard that old back sider name in quite a while, anyhow, it stired up the brain memory cob webs. Way back in early 60's something, I bought a pristine bodied 2/DR 1940 Ford sedan from Dickie. If I remember correctly, for somewhere between $200.00 & $500.00, more likely on the lower side of that equasion, because I did not have or make much money back in those days. The body & interior were in great shape, however, it had a Ford V8 60 engine, that if not all, most of the rods were knocking. I bought the car with the intent to place a small block Chevy in it. In the mean time LOL, I gingerly drove this prize (40 Ford sedan) home and then to the nearest gas station of a friend. I proceeded to drain the oil and replace it with 90 weight gear grease, which stopped the noisy rods from clattering so bad. Two days later, I was washing my new prize at the same gas station and I think it was a Redondo Beach Fireman happened by and started a conversation Re: how he had always wanted a 1940 Ford sedan. Well, not to disapoint this hero, I told him it was his lucky day. I was just cleaning up the car to sell, (I had not even transfered the car into my name yet), still had the pink in my wallet. I told him that the car had a couple of rods that were knocking, however, this did not disuade him. Subsequently, I sold Dickies 1940 Ford Sedan for $1000.00 to this very exited Fireman, making a sizable profit to boot. So, Dickie, if you read this, now you know what happened to your old 40 Ford sedan with the bad engine that I bought from you. Knowing Firemen as I do, I'm sure he restored the car and made something special out of it. Jorge
Sounds like you did all right on that one, George. Thanks for the story.
Name: Rick Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 28, 2010, 6:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bedford, NH

Message: Aaaahhhh Tony’s. I used to eat there at least a couple of times a month for more than a few years. Great sandwiches. My favorite was the “Number 9”. I have an unfortunate memory about my experiences with Tony’s. I think it was towards the late ‘80s when a while after eating there we heard on the news that an outbreak of Hepatitis was found to have originated at Tony’s and that anyone who ate there during a particular week (present company included) should go to the Inglewood Health Department for a gamma globulin shot and have a blood test. Thankfully, my test was negative and I stopped going to Tony’s. For about a month. I couldn’t stay away from the old “Number 9”!