Name: Bill Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 17, 2010, 8:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Truckee CA

Message: Re: The Hawthorne pool. I, too, spent many a summer's day there, and am recalling it opening about 1955 and the daily fee about a quarter in the late 1950's. Does anyone know when it offically opened? Stay cool, wherever you are!
Hey Bill, Don't remember the official date but someone should know. I was thinking 1957. Lots of fun on those warm summer vacation days.
Name: Steve Kristof ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 17, 2010, 8:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Liberty, Missouri

Message: Hi Bob Fraser!---- When are you and Karen going to get out this way? Love to have you! We're doing good here. Been retired for just under two years now, and have three Grand kids. Two here in Missouri, and one born on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. We have a condo down there we rent, if anyone is interested with white sand beaches, and pristine Caribbean waters!
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 17, 2010, 8:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido ca 92027

Message: Watahomigie is Native American Indian last name From Hualapai and Havasupai languages from the Pai tribes, some are from Arizona. Luicille J. Watahomigie (last name has different meanings) a bilinguals teacher bringing the Native American Indian languages together as one. “Winnebago" is also an Indian name from the Hochunk Tribe (means big voice) Indians in Nebraska Aquene-peace in Apache’
I thought Winnebago meant motor home.
Name: Michele Valencia ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 17, 2010, 4:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Newman
Class: 1994
City & State: San Pedro, CA

Message: I remember many summer days at the Hawthorne pool in the mid to late 80's. My parents both worked full time, and for a cool $1 and some change I could spend my afternoon soaking up the UV's and listening to Bananarama, and Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam on the blaring speakers surrounding the pool. I was a prune by the end of the day. I dreaded the fact that people with hair past their shoulders had to wear a swim cap, because there would be no way any cut boys would notice me with one on. Ha Ha. My older brother worked as a lifeguard at the pool for a couple of summers, and I would love to sneak his bright red hoodie sweatshirt that said LIFEGUARD on it and wear it around, like to El Porto beach. I thought I was so cool. I couldn't imagine allowing my own children traipsing around town at age 11 like I did.
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 17, 2010, 3:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: corona calif.

Message: Message Update on Brian Wilson. Brian will be on a tour it will be out of the U.S.A. August September 2010 Brian will be in Brazil, Asia, Australia, UK and Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Portugal, and Benelux, and Nordic.Brian has new album out on cd August 17. The beach boys will at the pechenga casino sunday august 22nd concert starts at 7.p.m. I have not heard anything from the Hawthorne mayors office about a 50th anniversary parade or a special day for Brian. take care. pete nelson class of 1957
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 17, 2010, 9:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Wichita,Kansas

Message: Steve Fraser: Yes the guys name was actually "Whatahomogie!" He was a full-blooded American Indian and not to be made fun of.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 17, 2010, 8:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods
No E-mail
Message: Come on Clark, WHATAHOMOGIE?
Name: Gloria Achrem ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 17, 2010, 8:29 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas, NV

Message: I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Tammy Tagami. We were in every class together from K-6th grade. She was the smartest girl I have ever known. (I believe she got a perfect score on the SAT). She was also lovely. I haven't spoken to her in years, but have never forgotten her. Now I wish I would have made the effort to find her. I just saw it, and she has hundreds of friends on her FB and I wish I was one of them. My prayers go to her family and her husband. Truly, the planet has lost a great lady.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 16, 2010, 9:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Wichita, Kansas

Message: Very sad to hear of the passing of my classmate Tammy Tagami-Reeves. I met Tammy in 7th grade at Hawthorne Intermediate in Mrs. Puterbaughs' class. I formed a tight friendship with Tammy and a group that went to Eucalyptus elementary. During 7th and 8th grade we'd all meet up at Eucalyptus park after school and the group would play whatever we were in the mood for that day, ditch-em, ball tag etc. At dark we'd all head home and gear up for another day of school and hanging at the park. Tammy and our group used to hit the drop-in youth dances at the Memorial Center every week, great fun!! One day at Eucalyptus, Bill Collins and I went over to Tammys house on Inglewood Ave. across from the park. I think house rules were "No boys over" if parents aren't home. Anyways her dad pulled up in his car and Billy and I hotfooted it out the back door and for some reason got up on the roof. As we got to the top of the roof, Tammys dad came over the top from the other side with a shotgun. Billy and I never ventured over to her house again without her parents home! Tammy was a great gal and will always be in my memories of youth. I hope everyone in the class of 76 mourns her loss and appreciates the time we have here on Earth. Some of the other members of our Eucalyptus crew were Lisa Shambaugh, Carolyn Lamonde, and Flynn Whatahomogie (Leuzinger I think).
Hey Clark, very nice youth story and tribute to Tammy. Thanks very much.
Name: Jim Villanueva ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 16, 2010, 5:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Rocklin, CA

Message: I'm posting a new appeal to help Faelin Klein and her Sunshine Kids Club out with much-needed funding! Please pitch in if you can. She and all the SKC kids will appreciate your support. Thank you on their behalf!! The Sunshine Kids Club can reach its goal of raising $8000 with the help of you and your friends with 200 small contributions of $40! Please pass this message along to your friends!
Name: Terrence Poublon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 16, 2010, 4:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Jose, CA

Message: Sad news to pass on to Cougartown. Tammy Tagami-Reeves HHS1976 passed away last night of cancer. Her Mom Lisa Tagami notified me last night. Tammy served on The Board of Education for the El Segundo Unified School District and SCROC. Her passing is a loss to the community. A special memorial is posted on The Leuzinger Class of 1981 Website in her memory. Link:
A sad loss for Cougartown and our community, indeed. Our sincere condolences to Tammy's friends and family. Thanks Terrence for the info.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 16, 2010, 10:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: I was about to post new pics earlier in the week when Sharon noticed a warm spot in front of our frig...Busted hot water pipe in the middle of our kitchen..My house looks like a bomb landed in it! Getting the whole house repiped, I really can't get to the computer long enough to work on the pics..Hopefully on Saturday! Now I have to find an oldie of Jimmy!
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 16, 2010, 12:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece

Message: Hey Paco, Cougartown's own Little Rascal, when are you going to post some new pics? I've been looking at the same ones since May. I love to see them, as I'm sure many others do as well. I especially like the old ones that you have found. Since I have seen very few posts as of late, I assume everyone is down at 26th street and having a blast. Have a happy rest of summer to all those Cougars out there. Jim Peppers
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 15, 2010, 3:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Bernardino

Message: Speaking of Mr. Fix, Is there any truth to what he used to say about being one of the "Our Gang"? I remember someone asked him in class and he said he was one of the youngest ones which could have been any one of...Alot.
No truth to that, Richard. According to my conversation with Mr. Fix about 1999. He said he did one thing similar and the "Our Gang - Little Rascals" thing has stuck his whole life.
Name: Robert Fitzgerald ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 15, 2010, 10:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Santa Ana, Ca.

Message: A big happy birthday to my old buddy Mike Wood, Have a great day.
Happy Birthday Mike.
Name: Sherry Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 15, 2010, 4:54 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Rout
Class: 1965
City & State: Somewhere in Tennessee

Message: I love all the car show talk. I love car shows! My favorite are British cars, and I own a vintage MGB. I was just thinking back on the first MGB that caught my eye, and it was Danny Fix's car. Thinking of that made me remember the time someone picked it up and turned it sideways in his parking space in the parking lot. It was wedged between the cars on either side, and he couldn't get out. WOW!!!! Was he mad! I never did know who did it. Does anyone out there know who the culprits were? Sure was funny! He was hopping mad!
Who knows the details? Come on and fess up!
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 14, 2010, 11:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: I always knew little "Janny Wanny Chicken Fanny" would grow up to either look like me or his dad!!
What do you have on besides that topknot?
Name: Judy Degrazia-Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 14, 2010, 8:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance CA

Message: I'm here at the "Funny Farm" getting shock treatments. 10 years ago, I married a man with a full head of curly hair and a beautiful moustache........I took 2 naps in 10 years and both times I woke up to find "changes:" (1st nap) 2005 the moustache was gone.. (2nd nap) 2010 now his head's shaved. His new idol is Paco Duran. If I knew this would happen, I would have taken stock out in disposable razor blades...Can't take any more naps. And you all wonder why I'm half nuts.
Hey Girl, Janny takes naps too. What are you missin'
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 13, 2010, 9:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: I love Judy DeGrazia. Damn, that woman is funny.
Judy, where are you?
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 13, 2010, 4:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester, CA

Message: And Happy Birthday to my friends Sharon and Sheila Ritch, class of '72. I've known them almost all my life as we grew up going to Sunday school and Bible school together.
Happy Birthday Sharon & Sheila !
Name: Denise Sanches ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 13, 2010, 3:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sanches
City & State: Amador County, CA

Message: I am still looking for James Stone, class of '69. The email that is listed is out dated. Does anyone know how to get ahold 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
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 13, 2010, 11:54 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV

Message: Thanks Martha & John, Is it really 55 years, it seems like yesterday, Oh I guess it must be old age, I forgot. All is well in Northern Nevada, hot, hot, hot but wonderful. Cindy
Name: Martha Amour ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 13, 2010, 9:20 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Amour
Class: 1962
City & State: San Pedro, CA

Message: Happy B-Day to a very dear friend, Cindy Maxson Wernicke. Did ya ever think we would still know each other 55 yearslater? So many memories.Love Ya, Martha
Happy Birthday Cindy ! !
Name: Rick Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 12, 2010, 4:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bedford, NH

Message: All this car show talk makes me homesick! I wish I could make it or did I already miss it? In lieu of being there, there is going to be a car show at my son's High School on Saturday July 17th. I'll have to check it out. If there is anything noteworthy (apart from a VERY unlikely Cougar sighting), I'll snap some pictures and send them in so we can have an east coast/west coast comparison. Might be fun!
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 11, 2010, 8:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, ca.

Message: Hi Bonnie Congratulations to you and your family on being grandparents again, hopefully everything goes well, and for your son my prayers are with you all as well, hopefully he'll be home before you know it. As for Jim Sloey, I read about your surgery wow, I'm glad you're okay and my prayers are with you as well and your family. Talk about sightings I saw a line of oldie but goodies on the freeway the other day nice. T-Birds, Chevies, Mustangs and it goes on and on. Talk about colors, beautiful, but could not see the drivers, I'm sure they were Cougars mighty, mighty Cougars.