Name: Penny Prouty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 1:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: John Crotty....keep smilin' John!...you have so many here who are pulling for you and sending up prayers. You have come through some tough times this past year and you have a lot going for you.....many, many prayers and lots of love from Cougartown!
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 12:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: We had Groves Market, Solomons Sundry and a liquor store all at 119th & Inglewood. We would redeem bottles for candy and get our bottle caps for "flipping" at Eucalypus park.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 12:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: I remember that hobby shop on El Segundo Boulevard with the owner who had a deformed arm, it look like he had an appendage at the end of his elbow that look like a thumb. Anyway's... they had a very good candy selection. The only reason I posted the "tidbit" on Eddie Munster is, the story said he lived in Hawthorne. I know it might be buffoonish, but maybe he did live in Hawthorne at one time?
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 11:43 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, LOL, Steve Boy; You have such a soft way with wording things, Jim Peppers would be proud. I bet you would have made a great doctor with a smooth straight forward bedside manner LOL for your patients. Jorge
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 11:16 am - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Fe Ranch , Az
Message: ..Wow all these little stores poping out of everyone's memories! .... Yes Ricki I remember that store on Imperial n Eucalyptus! ..My uncle owned the "Lamplighter bar" near their ...How about the corner store @ Inglewood and Brodway? Think it used to be a gas station ... Loved my RC and Hostest berry pie! ... Or that hobby shop on El Segundo just east of the blvd, ... The owner had a deformed arm ... (nice guy) and i wondered how that guy built all the cool stuff in his shop ... Not that this store is in Hawthorne ... But my aunt owned a corner store in Gardena "Lucci's Deli and Market" It was on the corner of Gramercy and Copmton ... Myself and many cousins that went to HHS worked for her ... We made "Torpedo" sandwich's ... (befor sub's) ... "It has since moved to Hunington Beach ..."Lucci's Deli and Bakery" Magnolia n Adams .. My cousins Billy and Rick own it . If anyone lives in that area you probably know of it ... And if you don't ... Check It Out! Enjoy .....
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 9:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: My family lived diagonally opposite the small store, at 508 later 4608 W. 134th St., in the 50's. After that store was leveled and replaced with a house, we rode our bikes to the Convenient Food Mart on Inglewood Ave. at 135th. Pre-freeway 405, Ramona was a commuter street, jammed with traffic every weekday, from workers leaving the aerospace plants. There are similar small stores in now-residential areas throughout L.A. County.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 9:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: I'll sleep better now that Michael Kratz's newest inane, boring, insignificant tidbit has been posted. Isn't this C-Town?
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 8:07 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: "Eddie Munster, AKA Butch Patrick, ties the knot." Read this article from examiner.com. The article said that Butch Patrick grew up in Hawthorne, but in the comment section Marian Cubberly says: "Butch and his family were my neighbors in the early 1960's. At that time he lived in Gardena not Hawthorne. Butch and his darling little sister played with my kids, and his lovely mother was married to a baseball player. They were a great family and wonderful neighbors. I want to wish him and his bride all the love and happiness in the world." I do remember that Butch lived in Marina Del Rey in the early 70's and threw many parties there, just can't recall any of them to comment on.
Name: Diana Romero ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 6, 2010, 3:21 am - HHS Time
City & State: bloomington,ca
Message: Happy Birthday Sheree!! Sorry I'm one day late, but better late than never right!! Hope you had a fantastic day!! I spoke to Elaine Schuetze and had a great conversation with her and also her sister! I gave her your cell phone number so she can call you!
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 11:14 pm - HHS Time
Message: I do not remember a store on 117th and Prairie. I lived on Imperial near Prairie. We had the Palace Market on Prairie Ave just north of Imperial. It was a very small store with all the usual penny candy, double popcicles and diced ice cream - the little mini boxes of individual servings of ice cream. Refrigerators in those days didn't have very good freezers, so you couldn't keep ice cream very long in the freezer. Ice cream was usually sold by the quart or pint. Milk was usually sold by the quart. I don't think they even sold milk by the gallon.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 10:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: Anyone remember Pound and Penny at 132nd street and Prairie Ave? Another find candy store in it's day.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 8:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena, CA
Message: Speaking of the Ramona Elementary School and keeping in touch with people; my mother went to school there and (Evelyn B. Gawthrop was her teacher) and she was in the same class as Norma Jeane Baker (who also lived on 134th St) "Marilyn Monroe". I moved to the Napa Valley in the early 1980's and our best friends are part owners of the (wine) Marilyn Merot brand with pictures of Marilyn on the label (they buy the rights for the various labels). In June of 2007 I flew down So Cal to drive my mother to Redondo Beach for the 100th birthday party of her teacher, Mrs. Gawthrop. Now her brother is my Geometry teacher from HHS, Mr. George Barton, and he is at the party and is 95. I also met at the party my mother's best friend from the early years, Leeann Nixon's mom. I was quite pleased to be with such special people. Mrs. Gawthrop out lived my mom and passed away last March at 102 years of age.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 8:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena, CA
Message: Bob Hunter, at the top of the hill I knew Ronald Graham and across the street I think there was a guy named Jim. We all played football in the street. On the flip side of the hill there was Ted Poltash and his great family. Also, as a kid the Olsons had the only swimming pool on the block and they would allow some of us kids to use the pool and at that time having a pool represented wealth to me. So when my wife and I had kids I had to have a pool for them; they are now grown and gone and I now feel quilty about the pool that only I use.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 8:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tucson, AZ
Message: John Crotty I've never met you in person but I light a candle for you everyday buddy. You keep the Faith! Anyone remember Smith's little store on Eucalyptus and Imperial? That's where Valencia allowances were spent.
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 7:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: To Bob Hunter and Leo Ainsworth: I don't remember the 134th St. store as I went to Washington School and we had our own little store on El Segundo Blvd. and Cedar Ave. I think it was owned by Karen Boll's folks. Earlier, when I went to York School, we had a little store on Prairie and 117th St. I guess all the elementary schools had little stores. These were storehouses of great memories. Also, do you guys remember the Chicken House on 133rd and Hawthorne Blvd. that used to give away Army surplus stuff after school? That was a neat place for this 7th grader.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 4:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: I saw the land opportunity in PV on the website. I live in PVE now and it is going for $1,000.00 per square foot. Damn.
Name: Bobby Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 12:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Greater Los Angeles 64
Message: "Sometimes you feel like a nut, somethimes you don't"
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 11:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: I'll tell you whose grammar I miss ... that old Felderruster guy ... you know the one John, whose wife's name was Beulah! He hasn't been around for eons. Now THAT guy could murder the English language to the point of almost not being able to understand him. Where did he go??? or should I say "Where did he go to?" haha
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 9:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Bobby Hunter it's a pleasure to see your name up here. I hope you're headed for the the reunion in November. John Crotty, Gods speed to you young man! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 8:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Athens, Greece
Message: Well Cougars and former Ramona Elementary school alumni, I started attending Ramona in September of 1949. Mrs. Kellogg was the principal and Miss Black was my teacher. I was a scrawny, unaggressive, and terrified first grader having skipped kindergarten because of the polio scare. I lived on a side street off of 138th Street then called 8th Street. I knew none of my fellow students and the first thing somebody said to me on my first day at school was, “Did you get the letter I sent you?” Of course, I said that I hadn’t received it. To which he replied while smashing my foot, “That’s because I forgot to stamp it.” On the other hand, that little store on 134th was a place that I looked on with such envy and anticipation. We were not very well off as a family and I didn’t have any money in my pocket to spend on candy for what seemed like an eternity. Every day I could see from the school what looked like hundreds of kids who had flocked down to that little store as soon as school was out. Finally, one day with a few cents in my pocket, I timidly ventured down. And I will never forget watching the people running the store trying to deal with the crush of aggressive little people, some of whom were doing their best to steal anything they could. While doing their best to maintain their sanity, they did lose their tempers. But the thing I remember most was the Almond Joy candy bar I bought. It was my first, and I think the best taste sensation I had ever experienced. We can get Snickers over here, but no Almond Joys. Do they still sell Almond Joys in the USA? What a nice piece of nostalgia you set off Mr. Ainsworth. And I had no idea that Kathy Barnes ever had any connection to that little gold mine. Be well all, Jim Peppers
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 5, 2010, 8:00 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Leuzinger High School
is being remodeled with no thought to its 30s architecture. Some say it's progress. I say it's just one more place lost from the area. Hawthorne High is next on the agenda. If you don't want it torn down and replaced, please speak up NOW.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 4, 2010, 10:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
Message: John, you should do a Cougar night at the KIPS some Saturday night. Let the Cougars put this restaurant on the proverbial map and help out fellow Cougs! Maybe Tammy and Kip would be willing to donate tips to Cougartown. Win win.
Name: Susie Klink ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 4, 2010, 9:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: 87109,nm
Message: ...this is a day early....happy birthday to my sister Sheree, c/o '75, enjoy ur day sis!!!
Name: Patti Barry ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 4, 2010, 9:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Just got back from a fabulous dinner at Kip's... saw Tammy's plug here on Cougartown, and it was well worth the trip to El Segundo. The food was great, and the atmosphere was super too. The place is brimming with some really neat artwork, all by some dude named Byron (Kip Long). If you're really lucky, one of the owners will sit and chat with you. It was great to see you, Kip! We'll definitely be back!
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 4, 2010, 9:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: Jim Peppers-You're freaking me out! I think you are channeling my mother!!!! Save your 'ats for a rainy day'. If she heard the way kids speak today she would die! When in the 7th grade, my dad pulled the car over and asked a friend of mine to get out - because she said 'me and her'. Ah, the English language . . . Betty