Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 31, 2010, 1:06 pm - HHS Time
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
Name: Richard Steward ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 31, 2010, 10:46 am - HHS Time
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
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!!
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 8:06 pm - HHS Time
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
City & State: Seal Beach
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
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 11:57 am - HHS Time
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
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 11:44 am - HHS Time
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.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 11:16 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to our wonderful friend, John Rout.. Have a outstanding day!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 11:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.
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 ?
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 9:54 am - HHS Time
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.
Name: James Cicalese ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 30, 2010, 6:15 am - HHS Time
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
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 11:51 pm - HHS Time
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
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
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 8:52 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
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
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!
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!
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 6:08 pm - HHS Time
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
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
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 4:24 pm - HHS Time
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!
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 4:18 pm - HHS Time
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."
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
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
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 1:49 pm - HHS Time
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
Name: Debbie Beachler ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 12:01 pm - HHS Time
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!!!
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 29, 2010, 11:53 am - HHS Time
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