Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 4, 2010, 7:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Jacksonville, Fl.
Message: To Stanley, of Torrance, my El Molino's aren't for sale at any price. They're so full of memories, I could never consider it. I imagine most people here feel the same way as I do.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 4, 2010, 5:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca
Message: Hey, Clark; LOL, do you ask everybody you come in contact with if they went to Hawthorne, or do you have a sign on your forehead that says, LOL, "Looking for HHS Alumni" please say hi. Jorge
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 3, 2010, 9:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: manhattan Beach,CA
Message: Cougar Sighting: I'm pleased with this one because no one will find anyone younger...I was getting a burger at Steves burgers at Del Amo and Anza today and the young man taking my order was was Alejandro Robles Betancout (class of '10)!!! This kid was on campus in classes at HHS six months ago! Hey John I think I deserve two scoops on that dip cone now! Also ran into Lou Ressig (64) today!! boy Cougars are everywhere!!
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 3, 2010, 4:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LongBeach
Message: Happy Birthday to my 'little baby brother', born later on the same day, Wayne Dickey.
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 2, 2010, 3:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hello Cougars; And Happy Birthday to my good friend Tom Shelley! Tom and I started hanging out together when I was in the eighth grade at St. Josephs and he was in the seventh. I had just transferred from Hawthorne Intermediate and Tom was a lifer. Wow, that was 1956 and we still don't know what we want to be when we grow up. Many happy returns old friend and congratulations on your new place. M.S.
Name: Stan Bosler ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 2, 2010, 2:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: I went to Inglewood High, taught at Hawthorne High and Lennox High, and had collected 40 yearbooks over the years. I was trying to donate them, and gave several away to former Cougars and Lancers. Then someone told me that they were valuable, I should sell them on E Bay. I have a friend that does that, and would split the money she got. I have sold about 80% of the book's I had. The Hawthorne 57, went for 68$ on bid. Beach Boys. I did not have the others, they were in 58-59-60? Others went for 25 to 30$. So do not throw you old books away. They are valuable.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 2, 2010, 7:07 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Calling all Cougars: Please vote today!
Name: Bill Cusac ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 31, 2010, 2:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: S.L.Tahoe
Message: Happy Birthday good buddy. Have many more......Cuz.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 31, 2010, 11:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
Message: Happy birthday to a great friend Class of '66 Bill Young. May you have many many more Youngie. Enjoy your day!
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 31, 2010, 10:21 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday Tom Shelley! You are such a great friend and we wish you nothing but the best on your special day. Now, no excess trick or treating tonight , ok? Love ya!
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 31, 2010, 7:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Top 5? I don't think so. #1. No contest.
Name: Ray Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 30, 2010, 10:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mena, AR
Message: Happy Birthday to brother Tom. Happy Halloween to CT. Hope all is well with you, JB. Ray
Name: Susan Davie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 30, 2010, 2:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Melbourne area Australia
Message: I can't imagine why it has taken me so long to look for this connection! Great memories! As class of '66, most of my friends were '65, and my family moved to Carson my senior year. I now live in Australia (since 1998) and stood up and cheered when the Beach Boys were here in concert and played "Be True To Your School" which has the Cougar fight melody in it! I have never attended an HHS reunion and notice nothing is happening with class of '66 - and would certainly love to stay in touch with what's happening for us Baby Boomers! I would love to hear from HHS pals I've long lost touch with. Susan Hawk (now Davie) AKA (occasionally) at HHS "Buzzie"
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 29, 2010, 8:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tucson, AZ
Message: Besides a great way to connect, Cougartown is also a wonderful tool for allowing us to share our sadness. I began emailing Addy regularly since she told us on feedback about her struggle with cancer. I learned quickly that she was a beautiful and truly humble person. We laughed together, sharing jokes, and cried together about our aches and pains. I discovered a spiritual person with whom I've had a "golden" relationship. I visited So Cal for a couple of days last May and made it a point to meet her in person. We had a wonderful visit and, as I told her, would never have guessed that she was ill. I hadn't heard from her for a little while and now I know why. God bless you Alex, you were her "Rock."
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 29, 2010, 3:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: So we are sharing ghost stories in preparation of All Saint’s Eve. Here’s one that was posted on Cougartown overa decade ago about our own Leeroy Felderruster so I’m sure it will be new to a few of you. Happy Halloween, Cougs! It seems a teacher at Hawthorne High School is giving a lecture in Nyman Hall on the supernatural. To get a feel for his audience, he asks, "How many people here believe in ghosts?" About 90 students raise their hands. "Well that's a good start. Out of those of you who believe in ghosts, do any of you think you've ever seen a ghost?" About 40 students raise their hands. "That's really good. I'm really glad you take this seriously. Has anyone here ever talked to a ghost?" 15 students raise their hands. "That's a great response. Has anyone here ever touched a ghost?" 3 students raise their hands. "That's fantastic. But let me ask you one question further... Have any of you ever made love to a ghost?" LeeRoy way in the back raises his hand. The teacher is astonished. He takes off his glasses, takes a step back, and says, "Son, all the years I've been giving this lecture, no one has ever claimed to have slept with a ghost. You've got to come up here and tell us about your experience. "LeeRoy replies with a nod and a grin, and begins to make his way up to the podium. As he ambles slowly toward the podium the teacher says, "Well, tell us what it's like to have sex with a ghost." LeeRoy replies, "Ghost?!? a heck.....From way back there I thought you said "goat."
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 29, 2010, 1:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Thanks Gary Bickers, Baker, Mary Ann for the cudos on that game. As I said before, I wish more of the guys would have given their opinon other than I, Bobby Hunter and John Hagethorn. You know, it was 50 freaking years ago, but feels like yesterday. Where did the time go. I remember the Samohi people throwing things at our bus as we left. I also remember their players standing on the track, so confident in their impending victory, in their civies as we came out to start our warm ups. Jeering at us and just giving us the rag. For a high school game to get 13-15 thousand people in a stadium back then it was quite stunning. Enough...Mary Ann, Jude and I hope you'll be at the reunion. Baker, Ribeyes Med Rare and a GOOD Clint CEGAR. Gary Bickers, thanks for all the great things you've said about all the guys. I would love to see you also when we come down. Don't know how we can connect but who knows? I'd love to hear about your brother Bob, many connections with him through my youth. We were on that great LLoyd Dennee team that beat the Optimists for the first time ever, went 20-1 and also won the league c-ship. Rich Sloan, Ted Sprague eat your heart out. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N jude
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 29, 2010, 12:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: escondido ca.
Message: Happy Halloween to all at CT! any ghost stories out there. IRISH GHOST STORY: This happened a while ago in Dublin and even though it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock story, it's true. John Bradford, a Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a storm. No cars were traveling that night. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly he saw a car slowly coming toward him and stop. John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car and closed the door.... only to realize there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on!! The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road ahead and saw a curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life. Then, just before the car hit the curve, a hand appeared through the window and turned the wheel. John, paralyzed with terror, watched as the hand repeatedly came through the window, but never touched or harmed him. Shortly thereafter John saw the lights of a pub appear down the road. So, gathering strength, he jumped out of the car and ran to the pub. Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling everybody about the horrible experience he had just had. A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realized he was crying and....wasn't drunk. Suddenly the door opened and two other people walked in from the stormy night. They, like John, were also soaked and out of breath. Looking around, and seeing John Bradford sobbing at the bar, one said to the other... 'Look Paddy...there's that freakin' idiot that got in the car while we were pushin' it.!!' A wee bit of humor to end your day.
Name: Geri Loch-breedlove ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 29, 2010, 9:43 am - HHS Time
City & State: Winchester, Oregon
I've caught some of the feedback on Chris Montez. I looked him up on Google. Check out the website I included.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 28, 2010, 9:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Another Cougar sighting: After the World Series game tonight I strolled down to the Kettle here in Manhattan for a late supper. My server was Faviola Perez, class of '01. Hey John, don't I get a cubie doll or something for four sightings in one week? I'd settle for a burger at the next cruise night! How about a single scoop dip cone?
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 28, 2010, 8:24 am - HHS Time
City & State: La Verne, CA . Indianapolis, I
Message: Ah, lunch ... anything Mrs. Plaster prepared with the other cool ladies. My first job as the straw passer-outer.
Name: Karen Lemaistre ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 27, 2010, 8:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hollyglen, CA
Message: Keith Jones...you may have been thinking of the Melendrez brothers (Danny and Bob). They were a year or two older than I and I believe they lived on or near 137th in Hollyglen. Their band often played in the garage.
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 27, 2010, 5:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: Miramar Beach, Florida
Message: Happy birthday to Rick Thomas! We played on the South Bay Wolverines soccer team together. Great times!
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 26, 2010, 1:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: long beach, ca
Message: Thank you Judy for the information on Adrianne's funeral. She was a lovely person. She will truly be missed.
Name: Geri Loch-breedlove ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 26, 2010, 10:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: Winchester, Oregon
Message: I am so saddened by to loss of my long time friend Addy. We became friends in 9th grade and have kept in touch all these years. Her husband Alex, is a wonderful and caring man who stood by her side through all the hardship and pain. Addy will be missed, but, thought of often with love and prayer.....
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 26, 2010, 9:21 am - HHS Time
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: So sorry to read about Adrianne's passing. A nice lady. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 26, 2010, 8:00 am - HHS Time
City & State: Havasu Lake, CA
Message: I remember seeing Adrienne during all my school years at HHS, we were in some classes together I'm sure, but never really knew her then, but fastforward about 40 years and we reconnect in 2003 at the class of 63's 40 year reunion! That was a big night for me I reconnected with many people that I hadn't seen for those 40 years Sandy Peppers, Dorothy Slawson, Linda Huthmaker, Marguerite Melchert and lots of good old friends that have become "big" in my life since then - it was amazing; but little did I know that mine and Adrienne's common thread and our strength for one another would be the cancer fight! I've gone thru some stuff but never never suffered like she did, she kept me updated on her progress and we prayed for each other and encouraged each other - I kept telling her don't lose that million dollar smile of yours Addy! And she never did and she never will because that's what I'm going to remember - I'm thankful to God she was in my life, I love you girl! - Lil