Name: Pauline Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 23, 2010, 9:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 1969
City & State: Oak Hills, CA.

Message: Just watched Brian Wilson on Jay Leno (I have East Coast Stations) he sounded and looked real good. Nice to see him perform again. I haven't seen him since my senior prom.
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 23, 2010, 2:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Some thoughts on Gary Bickers entries from yesterday. Glad to see Gary has such good taste coming here to see C&K. They are great. I am a little upset at Bill Schultz though. Went to football games with him on Thursday and Friday night and he didn't say a thing about the concert. Second, I don't know what I would wear if there weren't Hawaiian shirts (good or bad!) Finally, the Adams brothers were the best baseball family I ever saw. Never could get a hit off of Joe or Tony in Hawthorne Middle League. Although Tony did walk me once. I think he picked me off of first to make up for it.
For all who don't know C&K, are Cecilio and Kapono and yes I had to look it up. Not exactly household initials like CCR
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 23, 2010, 10:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca/Hanalei Hi.

Message: For those interested Brian Wilson will be on the tonight show Tonight 9/23, Enjoy
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 23, 2010, 10:38 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: I am very sad to learn of Bob Stelse's passing. He was always so sweet to me in high school. He used to jokingly tease Lyn Biggers, Cathy Moore, and myself (the Three Musketeers). Where there was one of us the others had to be somewhere close by. lol He was really good to us. He was very nice and kind hearted person. Although I have not seen him since high school, he will always be a part of my HHS memories. I really liked Bob. Dale, you and your family are in my prayers. Rest in peace, Bob.
Name: Dale Stelse ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 22, 2010, 9:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Houston, Texas

Message: I will always remember how Bob was a tough guy on the outside, but when we would talk about losing his classmates and friends he would get very emotional. Then he would say "Dale, that's going to be us some day". Bob really wished people could live forever, he so much enjoyed to BS and liked his many friends but he was a bit opinionated at times. Everyone always knew who he was and when we were in school and anyone found out who I was they ALWAYS said "oh, so you are Bob's brother". Bob Stelse, thanks for the memories, REST IN PEACE HHS 1966 and he was proud of it..
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 22, 2010, 4:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: A sad day at the Cougartown '66 group as we have lost another member of our class. Bob "don't touch the chrome SLOEY" Stelse has left us this morning. We'll miss you Bobby and for all the times I did touch the chrome I am deeply sorry, kind of. Condolences to his brother Dale. God Bless Bob.
Our condolences to the Stelse family too Jim and thanks for the information.
Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 22, 2010, 3:27 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Yuma, AZ
No E-mail
Message: Hey Gary - were those Aloha shirts Hilo Hattie bad or Woolworths on Kalahaua in Honolulu bad?
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 22, 2010, 12:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
No E-mail
Message: John, it is my week; I just saw the Leuzinger pictures. Reminded me of Leuzinger High and probably the most famous family, the Adams family. The father, Joe Sr was heavily involved in Hawthorne youth baseball. Belle, ran the hhs cafateria for years. I am sure a lot of us ate for free because of Belle. Joe jr, maybe the most dominent youth baseball player of our time (ask Paco). Played quarterback for their losing team to our great '59 team. Tony, battled HHS for four years in football and baseball. Mykkanen beat into a pulp and he cried every time. Bobby, the least of the family, the youngest of the family, died in his country's service over 35 years ago. He was 19 years old. A great family and if they lived in Hawthorne, one more street over, they would be all over these pages.
I remember the Adam's boys, especially Tony, who went to HIS. Thanks Gary
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 22, 2010, 12:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
No E-mail
Message: John, Hawaiian shirt; but first the new log in, at my age I could not keep up. Very nice improvement. So I saw a lot of bad hawaiian shirts on Sunday. I started to think the worst Hawaiian shirts, which by the way are the male mumu, I've seen. 1) I saw a couple in Hawaii wearing matching shirts with two Hawaiians walking behind a plow in Iowa. 2) I saw a guy with a shirt with Charles Manson with flowers around his neck. I am sure there are worse.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 22, 2010, 8:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Cougar sighting; last Sunday went to Cerritos Performing Arts Center to hear C&K from Hawaii perform. Saw Bill Schultz '63 and date there. Never knew Bill was Hawaiian. Also never knew there were soooo many bad Hawaiian shirts.
Hey Gar', Good one and thanks.
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 22, 2010, 7:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: Like the current A&W picture with the American's People Car for every garage, the Chevy Corvair. BTW: What did Hawthorne decide to do with 'The Mall'? JB1: What was the final Cougartown table count at the VFW Pancake Breakfast?
The Mall, I do not know what they decided. As for the VFW, I think it was about 15 Cougars. Like to get a few more next month and thanks Richard and everyone else for being there.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 21, 2010, 6:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca/Hanalei Hi.

Message: Hey JB fun stuff on A&W! ... I got a few A&W Glass Mugs and a wall clock with the bear on it in my cantina! And the mugs only hold beer now! HA HA! Mahalo!
Hey Jim, mine are just for alookin' at.
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 20, 2010, 7:51 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Trott
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: A very Happy Birthday to Marsha Russell and Pat Burris today 9/20!
Happy Birthday to Pat and Marsha.
Name: Tesa Riggs ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 20, 2010, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Dallons
Class: 1977
City & State: Los Angeles, CA

Message: Dear HHS Friends: Don Brokaw has been battling cancer and has recently found out there is no cure. He lives in Boise, ID but made the trip to California to see as many people as possible. I was invited and spent the evening with Don, and his family. It was a lively party that left no room for sadness and his family were wonderful hosts. I was there tho, to see Don. I was relieved to see that he looks good and is cheerful. Yes, I grilled him a bit about the specifics of his illness and he admits that on the inside he is feeling pretty sick but can maintain an outwardly good/normal manner up to a point. Time is not on his side and it breaks my heart in half. His family is sending Don and his wife to Hawaii to cruise each island next month. I found that so touching. By 10:30 p.m. I could tell he was tired so it was time for me to go too. The bottom line is that Don is taking advantage of the time he has left to see as many people as possible. He has three beautiful daughters and grandkids! If you would like to write to Don, please send me an email and I will get you his address. He only does "snail mail"!! Love to all, Tesa
Our prayers go out to Don and his family, Tesa, and thanks very much for letting lots of Don's friends know his situation. I'm sure many will contact him through this feedback.
Name: Howard "paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 20, 2010, 2:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: LF

Message: I remember the smoke bomb that went off in the island and slowly drifted westward and covered A&W...Who would do such a thing?
I could guess....
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 20, 2010, 8:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Jacksonville Fla.

Message: The article about A&W brings back many memories. As I said before, I worked there for three years. I remember Frank Hedge Sr. well, he would visit us once or twice a week. He told me a couple of things he had to do to keep the city happy. If anybody remembers the A&W Root Beer Special A Fuel dragster, Frank Jr. ran it. I remember the time he had four blowers laid out on the back parking lot, getting them ready to race. The place was like a car show every day. Thanks for sharing that article.
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 20, 2010, 7:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: George the good ole government must have had alot more of that paint than you're aware of because when I was in the service everything was painted what we called "dumpster green". MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 20, 2010, 7:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Happy Birthday to Pat Burris! Love, Lisa
Happy Birthday Pat. Love, John
Name: Stephanie Brito ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 19, 2010, 11:51 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Hall
Class: 1961
City & State: Rancho Paalos Verdes

Message: Best wishes and Happy Times to Ken and Janet from a neighbor from a long time ago on Oxford Avenue...Stephanie
Name: Larry And Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 19, 2010, 9:50 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca

Message: In 2005/2006 I bought for Larry a painting because of the old cars, with an extra bonus, It was a very nice Hawthorne A & W Drive-In (1958) painting by Stan Cline 2005. It is the A & W on Hawthorne blvd, there are a few cars and a truck of the 50's. Seeing this brought some good memories back for us. I found this at a little store at Los Angeles Farmers Market. We'll bring it to the next Cruise Nite. ALWAYS A COUG
Hi Loretta, I know the one you're talking about with the yellow Ford pickup in it. Very cool and thanks.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 19, 2010, 9:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey,John Boy; LOL, I don't make up stories LOL. Remember, I'm a cop, I only embellish them. Hey, are you going to make it next Saturday ?, Arlene & I hope so, it will be a fun event lot's of HHS folks. Jorge
Hey Geo, No I have that thing I told Arlene about, but don't take me off the invite list for next time.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 19, 2010, 9:03 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: When I was down in August for Cruise Night, the day before I drove by HHS and noticed the bars were indeed coming down. I pulled into the parking lot, got out and started walking around with camera in hand. Met Mark Newell (principal) in the process who was gracious enough to walk me around campus. Some things were still as I remembered them some 41 years ago...and some things obviously had changed. It was strange seeing the empty spaces where all of our lockers used to be. The color of the school was green in 1969 as well but here's a thought...the majority of the buildings were and still are constructed of brick. Natural brick or even used brick for that matter is beautiful. Wonder who it was that decided this beautiful brick should be painted? Some things you can go back home to but not in this case.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 19, 2010, 8:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, John Boy; I had a relative who worked at Hughes A/C. His story & theory of the abundance of green paint on most of the buildings of that day in Hawthorne & El Segundo. There was a lot of this green paint left over after WWII & Korea. Subsequently the feds. or whoever had it (paint), gave it or sold this paint very cheaply to fledgling communities, as there was no easy or cheap way for them to dispose of it. I guess they finally ran out of this surplus paint and the colors started changing. Hey, it's a hear say story/theory, but it's possible LOL. Jorge
Hey George, Did you make that up?
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 18, 2010, 8:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach, ca

Message: P.S. As I recall the green color was called Howard Hughes green. Many buildings in the South Bay were painted that color.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 18, 2010, 8:24 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach, ca

Message: It was still green when I graduated in 1966.
Looking in the yearbooks it was green at least until 1980.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 18, 2010, 4:24 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: I wonder how many people remember the original green color of HHS . When was it changed?
I remember it Marilyn. It was green in 62. Great subject.
Name: Bob Poorman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 17, 2010, 4:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Wayzata, MN

Message: I too made a couple of passes by HHS during a visit to Haytown this past weekend. It looks much better (sans bars)than it did previously. My next mission when I visit again in a couple of weeks is to actually walk the campus. I'm not sure I've been back there since graduation. I'm sure they're still looking for me for missing 2nd, 5th and/or 6th.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 17, 2010, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA

Message: Now you have me very curious. Could someone who lives in the area take a picture of the new campus at Hawthorne High and post it. I thought that scarlet and gold striping looked very sharp. I guess it is gone now?
I'm going to Hawthorne tomorrow. I will do it. Around the perimeter it looks like it used to before the fence. The fence(s) have become small and are placed between the buildings on the Inglewood Av side. Not sure they are done fencing it yet.
Name: Patti Barry ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 17, 2010, 11:22 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1979
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: I think if they painted the place... a nice, classic color, then the campus would look very nice. The current color is not good.
I agree, it's not exactly scarlet and gold.