Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 12:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Happy Birthday Mo. Hope you have a great day.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 9:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Happy Happy Birthday to Maureen Trott. Have a great day and you're old now Mo, so be careful.
Name: Larry Peavy ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 8:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: Memphis, TN

Message: George Gojun owned the Hawthorne Bowl in the 50's or 60's. Does anyone remember him? Does anyone have pictures? You can see pictures of George with Ernest Borgnine and Shelley Winters on the Jack Dempsey Party Train at
I remember George owned the place and was his wife named Kay or Kate? Or maybe it wasn't his wife but she worked the counter at Hawthorne Bowl for many years.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 7:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey Dawn; Tell your daughter to put on the robe and walk with everyone else down the aisle. Remind her that she is lucky to live in a country where she can even go to school and put on a robe to graduate in. You as a school representative should not have any personal feelings Re: this issue and should not have an opinion even if it is your daughter. Your daughter should not even be going to the same school that you teach in, that would eliminate these sort of problems. Jorge
Name: Dawn Moffett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 18, 2010, 8:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Koch
Class: 1978
City & State: Simi Valley, CA

Message: I have a question - Years ago HHS used to have the boys wear scarlet and the girls wear gold at graduation. If I remember correctly in 78 they went to all scarlet. Somehow in my mind the reason was because it was gender discrimination to have two colors and require each gender to wear a specific color. Anyone remember that? My daughter's school has always worn all green and this year they are requiring the girls to wear a very ugly gold robe. The kids are freaking out. Maybe if it was a decent color but it's not and there is no discussing it with the administation. I teach at the school and I don't even know who made the decision to change. My daughter doesn't want to walk in graduation she is so unhappy about the color. Anyone remember anything about our grad robes? Thanks! P.S. Chris Montez is my neighbor - He is great!
We all wore black or dark blue. We were PC
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 18, 2010, 12:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, Nevada

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 18, 2010, 9:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: I big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Linda Huthmaker!
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 17, 2010, 8:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: Thanks Sue! My how time flies. I used to read feedback and think it was incredible that the kids of Cougars have already graduated from h.s. Now I'm one of the moms whose son has graduated and whose daughter is a Junior. Didn't we all think our parents were pas see when we were in h.s.? Thank goodness we were wrong about that! :). We are all still soooo cool.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 17, 2010, 3:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: For all the Chris Montez fans out there. Don't forget he'll be at El Camino on Friday night. Just heard from Rich Sloan and there will be a bunch of the classes of 60 and 61 people in town for the Saturday reunion that are planning the Friday night trip to see Chris. Hope some of you can make it too.
Also the Hawthorne High campus will be open on Saturday for all the Reunion people, and anyone else that wants to walk around and take a look. It will open about 9am. Hope to see you there too.
Name: Vicky Aliabadi ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 16, 2010, 10:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Baur
Class: 1976
City & State: Santa Monica

Message: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Pam Wyatt Hintze. Tell Glen I said he has to do something special for you. And tell Justin that "Aunt Vicky" said that you have taken care of him his whole life and he has to take care of you on your one special day and I don’t mean just one Pepsi from the corner market.
Happy Birthday Pam!
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 16, 2010, 6:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: anaheim, calif

Message: Hi fellow Cougars, about ten years ago, I met Ron Rebek at cerritos mall, we chatted for several minutes, he mentioned he worked for UPS for about 20 yrs. Had a nice chat. My question is, does anyone know his whereabouts, if so will he be at the reunion this Saturday?. See ya on Saturday big John B. John Guerra
Hey John, I'll be there.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 15, 2010, 6:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Patty Valencia - V5!! Love ya to death and love being one of the "big sisters" with you. Celebrate big girl cuz next year it's double nickels for both of us!! xoxoxo
Happy Birthday V5!!
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 15, 2010, 3:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Miramar Beach, Florida

Message: Happy Birthday to Bruce Salisbury! We had some great times together back then. A really good guy and a great friend. Hewas really good at anything he tried. Track, cross country, and the first team captain of the South Bay Wolverines soccer team. It was fun just following him around. And thanks to John Baker for the Cougartown website! What would we do without you?
Happy Birthday Bruce and thanks Jack.
Name: Steve Maldonado ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 13, 2010, 7:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Longview, WA

Message: I am very saddened to tell my classmates that my best friend and '76 graduate Larry Walker passed away Thursday of a sudden heart attack. Larry leaves his wife Laurie and a 22year old son Lucas, in Eva, Tennessee.
Hi Steve, So very sorry to hear of yet another Cougar's passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and the Walker family members.
Name: Leland Whitehouse ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 13, 2010, 6:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Lomita,Ca.

Message: I went on the bus to the Santa Barbara game in 65. As we arrived being three touchdown underdogs we were being jeered and booed with thumbs down. Every player on our team that year must know that as we left on the bus with a 0 to 0 tie we received applause, cheers and thumbs up from the Santa Barbara fans. The officials may have given that game to Santa Barbara but our team must know they were the real winners that night. Lee Whitehouse
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 13, 2010, 3:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Palma, Ca.

Message: Hey I see you are mentioning a progam at El Camino College of Nov. 19 at 8 pm, this is to honor Chris (Zeke) Montez. looks like a great venue and a chance for Zeke to see some of his old classmates from HHS. Lets all see if we can go and reunite with one of our own. For more info contact Ed Martinez 310-660-3593, OR EMAIL edmartinez@elcamino.sdu
Ed is the one who sent me the info on Chris. Too bad about the timing as the Class of 60 is having their reunion that weekend. I'm sure Chris will try and be there. There may be a Beach Boy besides Al there too. Shhhh don't say nuttin'.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 13, 2010, 11:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
No E-mail
Message: You're not old Boo Boo, you're just a puppy! Happy Belated BD! And NO! You do not LOOK old either! You are lookin' good! Great legs, too! from the princess
Am I Boo Boo? Uh . . . . you have great legs too, Doris.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 13, 2010, 6:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: solvang

Message: Clark does the sign, "Will Cougartown for food," mean anything to you?
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 12, 2010, 7:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: To all who sent their condolences regarding my brother, Dennis, passing away I and the family thank you. His services today were very good with lots of the little things in life that you only remember in times like these. Once again thank you.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 12, 2010, 6:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA

Message: Cougar sighting: The Cougar stalker strikes again! Met Karen Saenz('99) yesterday at the Riviera car wash in South edondo. Hey John do I get a ride in your new pick-up for that one?
Hey Clark, Get another JOB dude
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 12, 2010, 12:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles, CA

Message: Thank you Sue Bierman for the reminder of how much I have changed over the years, I think your camera was broken that day. I’m really not that old! Well, at least I don’t feel old. And thanks to all of you that sent me a birthday wish via email – I was in Chicago alone on business and your greetings were a wonderful welcome. And last but not least, John Baker, thank you for your greetings and for the reminder to everyone on CT that I am another day older. So, when is the next get-together???
Hey Bob, It will be Cruise Night and hopefully I'll be bringing a new toy, which is in the body shop right now, a 69 Chevy Pickup. Hope to see lots of cars and Cougars in March.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 11, 2010, 7:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: Greg, I am so sorry to hear about Dennis. My prayers are with you all. Patty
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 11, 2010, 12:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: A big happy birthday to Bob Jensen! One of the good guys! Enjoy your day.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 11, 2010, 11:05 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Where to begin? Happy Birthday to Bobby Jensen - c/o 71. Put on those hot little red shoes and celebrate!! Special greetings and sincere gratitude to ALL veterans today. Janny Wanny, my favorite Marine, can you hear me?? Greg Jones, so sorry for the loss of your brother, my classmate Dennis, I am thinking of your family today. Congrats to Dave Butner, 74, on your new venture Kaella Winery! Patty Valencia, you crack me up! MaryAnn and Wade have a very Happy Thanksgiving - ahhh young love. John Baker, I miss you!! I keep looking for you in the end zone....did I forget anything?
Hi Sue, Was there for the Oregon game. That's it for the year. Happy Birthday Bob!!
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 10, 2010, 7:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: Wow, I have had a great day. I received an email from Judy Wudy, a phone call from Jerry LeBlanc and I had lunch with Kim Kovach Coppin. I call that a home run day!
Patty, I think that's Cougartown's first Tweet.
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 10, 2010, 6:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: If anyone is interested in going or would like to sign the guestbook that knew my brother, Dennis, you can also see the memorial video. The services are set for Friday, Nov. 12 at 2pm at White and Day Mortuary in Torrance.
Thanks Greg, I'm sure Dennis had lots of friends right here.
Name: Joseph Mailander ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 10, 2010, 5:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: los angeles ca

Message: Hello John and you know I LOOVVVVE YOUUU MAAANNNN! I was reading Cougartown today and this sentence jumped out at me: "I've been gone awhile 'cuz I've retired from The Salvation Army's Corporate Office in Long Beach and have just now gotten hooked up with my computer at home." That sounds exactly like the first sentence of a novel I would like to read or maybe even write! If Penny Prouty isn't going to follow up, can I borrow it and use it myself in something? Also, John, regarding another kind of Army, as well as Navy, AF and Marines, herein I would like to salute all Vets at Veteran's Day tomorrow and always. My father was a Veteran of WWII and also always his ship's photographer, largely because he brought a camera with him the day he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. I keep his medals in a cigar box as he did himself but the photos I have of him and his mates aboard gray battleships and mine sweepers and convoys the North Atlantic are an inspiring legacy to honor. I know a few Cougs have sons and daughters serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and I want to take time out to assure them that the things we do Veteran's Day in their honor owe to our sense of awe, honoring what they do on all other days of the year. Peace and boat drinks to all, Joseph
Hey Joseph, we are all very proud of our service men and women. It seems with all the political screaming across the aisles of Congress these days, our military and their commitment to serve our Country is one thing in which we all agree. We all should be very proud of our warriors, then and now. Happy Veterans Day to you all.