Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 31, 2010, 1:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey, Ca.

Message: Hey Cougs, I agree this site beats all the other social sites. I don't post very often but read 2-3 times a day. I will be at Fosters on the 21st, also will be at the Signal Hill car show tomorrow, on Cherry between Willow and PCH with my Gray and Silver 58 Chevy, stop by and say HI. Also heading to Reno for Hot August Nites on Wed. Later Don
Thanks Don
Name: Richard Steward ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 31, 2010, 10:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: saxonburg PA

Message: Wow had not been here in a while and for that I apologize. As for what they should do to Hawthorne and the mall......Lets roll the clock back to oh say 1969 and keep it there...forever. Just an idea in this time of turmoil and uncertainty.
Name: Sherry Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 31, 2010, 5:15 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Rout
Class: 1965
City & State: Somewhere in Tennessee

Message: I'm not sure this counts as a Cougartown reconnected love affair, but I will tell it anyway. In the summer of 1965, Bill Ennis (66) and I took a trip to Knotts Berry Farm. It was an especially beautiful day, and we were feeling especially amorous, so we took the plunge in front of Judge Roy Bean. I still have the bent nail ring to prove it. After many long years of separation, we found each other again through Cougartown. Soooo, on another especially beautiful day, we found our way back to Knotts Berry Farm and Judge Roy Bean and took the plunge again. We each have a shiny new bent nail ring to prove it! We, too, got married....never quarreled....never fought....laughed all the time....had the perfect life & lived happily ever after.....Him on the West Coast, and me in Tennessee! Snicker, snicker. I love you my first and last husband!!
That counts Sherry, Great story of rekindled "amorization" Thanks very much.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 8:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: ELLA V BAKER I love you! You are a gem. And John, I've met your momma and you DO get it from her. Lucky you.....XO
Name: EllaV Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 4:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1938
City & State: Seal Beach
No E-mail
Message: Your togetherness reminds me of my life from beginning to end. I graduated from high school with about 25 in the class. The same ones in the class from first thru twelve with very few moving in and out. I am one of four of my best girl friends still living and we communicate regularly after 90 years. We had our alumni get-togethers just like you. People came from far away places. Of course, they scattered after WWII. I think I'm trying to tell you it makes me feel like I still have roots in that little one horse town I grew up in, just like my John and you have in Hawthorne. No matter how run down or what it becomes it is still home. So glad he started this site and we all have told him so on his 66th birthday month. Thanks
Thanks Mom, Maybe I got that "love of home" from you. Anyway I can vouch for her and her girlfriends from high school. Mom and I took a trip back to her Missouri home town in about 1997 and her classmates (all 12 of them) showed for dinner one night. They gabbed about the good old days just like we do.
Always keep your roots close folks and you'll never be alone. I LOVE YOU MAAAAA!!!
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 11:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance

Message: Re: Cougartown I heard it thru the grapevine that some alumni even met--reconnected, had a lot of fun, fell madly and passionately in love, went to Hawaii and got married, never quarreled...never fought....loved all the sames things... laughed all the time, had the perfect life & lived happily ever after! ....... nahhhhh too perfect! Never happened. JD
Yep, Jan and Judy met here, started dating, got married and now it's been 10 years. Thanks Judy and Janny for just being my friend. Now are there any others who want to cop to a Cougartown reconnected love affair, hmmmm?
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 11:44 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Cougartown is my website of choice. However, I use other sites for family and friends not from Hawthorne. There are also school friends on my FB. With that being said. Let's make August 21st the biggest cruise night ever. Let's see if we can get everyone possible from Cougartown and our classmates from other sites to go to the August cruise night. Let's make it the biggest event of the year. Let's face it, it's free and fun, fun, fun. John, I know you work hard on this site and believe me I really appreciate what you do. I was thinking maybe you could put up a list that people could fill in if they are going to cruise night. Maybe that will get people more involved. I hope so. I really want to see this one grow, grow and grow. There is no reason not to go if you live in Southern California. Gas is lower than it was last year at this time. Come on Cougars lets show some Cougar spirit. "Be true to your school." Show your dedication to John and Cougartown by showing up on August 21st at Foster Freeze on THE BOULEVARD. Can we get over 200 people? I'm sure we can.
Hey Sharon, That would be GREAT! Thanks very much and let's just see who shows for this one.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 11:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to our wonderful friend, John Rout.. Have a outstanding day!
Hey John, Happy Birthday from me too.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 11:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.
No E-mail
Message: In regards to what social network i use or like ... Without a doubt .. Cougartown can't be beat for what it's worth... I call CT my "Happy Daze" Site ... CT offers a place for all of us to meet and go back in time ... To re live an old memory or share a good story ... Or to learn of info, about Hawthorne ...What makes CT so special is we all come from HHS ! When i share info about CT to others I'm so proud we have such a great site ! ... Many of us have moved to far away places .. Jim Peppers in Greece for example ... And some are still in Hawthorne, Bob and Karen Fraser! And when some interesting topic hits CT Cougars are all over it! For example we all recently spent over a week giving are ideas and comments on the mall! I use FB .... But to me it's whats going in my current time and my work .... CT is "Happy Daze" time I don't live in the past .... Some Cougars live in the past and never get past the year they graduated .... I had a choice to make last year ... My 40th reunion or work with my son on a film project .... After talking to other classmates i learned i made the right choice. Please don't that wrong .... I'm happy for those who had a good time ...But the time i spent with my son and the crew was far greater than my reun ion! I added a great experiance to my life that can't be beat .... CT is also a place where we learn of sad news. When someone dies ..... This is when we realize were getting older every day ... Enjoy your memories ... But make new ones! If it was'nt for John Baker we would'nt have CT ! We would be like so many others without. So thanks JB! You really have done something GREAT! A BIG MAHALO! ps ...I paid my CT dues did you ?
Thanks Jim
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 9:54 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX

Message: The thing about Cougartown that sets it above of other social media sites is that we are all friends to start with. The friendships that we share are based on the common threads of school, city, teachers, music, restaurants, recreational activities, cars, etc. We graduated from HHS in different decades but have joined together to share our past and our present, sometimes without ever having met in person.
Well said Sharon, that's it for me.
Name: James Cicalese ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 6:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: lakewood ca

Message: I check Cougartown every morning at work and use facebook for friends from my youth from first grade to 8th grade. John thank you for all you do. It always makes me smile to see all the sharing and caring across the generations of Cougars, very rare these days
Thanks Jim, I wonder how many old friends have been found and how many new friends have been made, across classes, right here, over the past 12 or 13 years.
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 11:51 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1976
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA

Message: I'm so sorry to hear about Steve Brodeur's passing. My deepest condolences to his family. Also, here is a very nice article about Tammy Tagami-Reeves:
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 11:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece

Message: Michael, I think that you misunderstood my Cougartown post. I had no intention of correcting anyone. On the contrary, I thought I made it clear that no one gives a rat's buttoot if there are misspellings or grammar mistakes. It is the spirit of the site and the connections to our alma mater that I believe are important and not the grammar and spelling. On the other hand, I do think the site would be more conducive if we were allowed to express our opinions more, but that is John’s calling and perhaps it is for the best. I did get hate mail from expressing my opinion about a certain politician, so there you go. And Cindy, you split your GD infinitive, and I think you did it on purpose to make a point. That’s humor. Cougars rule! By the way, Michael, I tired to send you a personal message but apparently the e-mail address posted on Cougartown is incorrect. Jim Peppers
Did you say "I tired to send you"? I think you meant "tried", Jim See Michael, even English teachers make mistakes. Also you can express your opinion as long as it's not racist, bigoted, or political. The email addresses are here so you can say something in private to that person. The feedback page is for conveying thoughts to the masses, not to talk back and forth to one person. Simple rules from a VERY simple guy.
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 8:52 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
No E-mail
Message: Michael, Jim wasn't correcting anyone, I am the same way, I seem to just see misspellings and incorrect grammar, I too am sometimes amazed at what I read here. Cindy
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 8:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.

Message: Just a reminder, August 21st is the annual cruise night as it's posted on the sidebar. It'll be my first time going and I'm going to bring the baddest ride around...A Toyota!
GET BACK LORETTA!!! See you there Richard.
Name: Terrence Poublon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 7:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Jose CA

Message: The entire community appreciates this website and you John Baker. All the Hawthorne High Cougars are very special. As I once read, "The first day you walk into Hawthorne High School, they stamped a Cougar on your forehead... you weren't just a student. You were a Hawthorne Cougar. "Despite Facebook, your website is a dominant force. Keep up the great work!
Thanks Terrence, we'll be here for a long long time.
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 6:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: denver co

Message: Michael, I won't say you're wrong....but I won't say you're write either.
Name: Tommie Whitener ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 6:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Novato

Message: It should not go without noting that today marks the Fiftieth Anniversary of the day that nine Cougars joined the US Air Force together. Congratulations to the eight members of the class of 1960 and to Dave (1959)! Russ Jacobson Dave Jacobson Jim Hoel Jerry Cross Bruce Johnson Jim Perry Jim Crawford Jim Nemish and myself
Well congratulations one and all. AND you're all still here.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 4:24 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: "DITTO" what Cindy said! And never forget: the words and images you post on the Internet may be available for years, and your profile may be viewed by future employers and school admissions officials, as well as identity thieves, spammers, and stalkers. Cougartown suits me just fine - thank you very much! Love Ya JB!
Thanks Anita, Love Ya Too.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 4:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas

Message: Jim Peppers wrote: "I am sometimes astounded at the spelling and grammar. Then again, who gives a hairy rat’s ass!" I believe more people would leave comments, "If they didn't feel they would be attacked or corrected on their comments." Just my personal observation, "correct me if I'm wrong."
Attacked no, but corrected.... if I say black is white, would you correct me? Now having differences of opinion is another thing.
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
City & State: Havasu Lake, CA

Message: Every morning as soon as I clock in here at work I sit down with my cup of coffee and I "wake-up" with Cougartown, my day wouldn't be complete without it - thanks John and everybody - SMILE
Thank you Lil...
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 1:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece

Message: Ditto to checking Cougartown everyday - and from half way round the world. I love the site and I think it is something that HHS grads can be proud of. As an English teacher most of my life, I am sometimes astounded at the spelling and grammar. Then again, who gives a hairy rat’s ass! I can say that, right? I am proud to tell my Greek friends about my high school internet site. They are amazed and very impressed with what you, John, and we have done. Keep up the good work. With deep respect, Jim Peppers
Thanks Jim and I guess an English teacher can use that particular colloquialism
Name: Debbie Beachler ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 12:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Aranda-Kilroy
Class: 1971
City & State: The OC

Message: John, I would NEVER leave Cougartown for FB. You were way ahead of the social networking idea. For over 12 yrs now you have provided a unique social networking based on our Hawthorne roots, family and school history. You are one of a kind and so is Cougartown!!!
Thanks Deb for your allegiance and I know the rest of you feel the same way. I didn't mean to say you all were going away, just that the social sites are very popular and that's why the count is down here. Cougartown is not going anywhere.
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 11:53 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV

Message: I do not use any of the social web sites, I have no use for any of them. I check C-Town every day even though I don't usually add anything (I am here) this web site suits me quite well, I enjoy reading what everyone has to say and I feel connected. Keep up the great work, C-Town is perfect. Cindy
Thanks Cindy