Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 21, 2010, 7:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, Sloey; I'll volunteer for anything within reason LOL. I don't have the body, never did, to pull off streaking, what else ya got LOL. Jorge
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 21, 2010, 5:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Immigrated to a free land
No E-mail
Message: Dear George, OMG, Chill! It was a tongue in cheek response. The "OH, OH" should of been a clue..however, you don't know me, & I don't know you...but I think you have changed a bit from your 'Mellow'days of youth, just my opinion of course. Whenever someone ends a sentence with: LOL,it's a laugh/joke. Administrations are not always FOR THE PEOPLE, If u know what I mean. Of course work w/them, like Sue said, I'm all for that. It sometimes doesn't work though..(the banks for 1)need I go on? We are in the land of the's our right to peacefully protest when it's called for. Otherwise, its Russia/Cuba/Middle East. People without a say in things. Get it? LMAOROTF on these debates on the color of a robe....Really?!? :)
Let's please stop this thread. Lots of productive robe color thoughts and ideas have been said. Now it's starting to get political and this is a HAWTHORNE and HHS website. George and anyone else on this subject, if there is something you have to say, please email the respective person. Thanks all.
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 21, 2010, 2:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
No E-mail
Message: To all that attended the HHS Class of 60-61 reunion: First of all , I thank my good friends, Rich and Mary Sloan (and others that worked so hard) to put this wonderful event together. Also, to my joined at the hip buddy, John Baker and Cougartown. Without these people we wouldn't have experienced this once in a lifetime blessing. Second, to all that I had conversations with, old friends, some of whom I have known for 60 years, it is my pleasure and honor to know you. And to all that I didn't get a chance to talk to, I'm sorry, it was unintentional. Finally, a special thanks to the faculty, most of whom I know personally, God bless you all, I love you. We are Cougars!
Thanks Bob and Karen for a fun weekend, Chris Montez to the 50 year reunion. I LOVE YOU GUYS TOO MAAANN!!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 21, 2010, 12:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, Enza; Don't mean to sound like an old fogy, cause I was as wild as they came in H/S, that's probably why I got kicked out of so many of them. But, I think your kinda putting out the wrong message, think about it ?. Jorge
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 21, 2010, 12:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Trott
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: First, Thank you Sue for the birthday wish...I had a ball this weekend. Friday night, several of us went to see Chris Montez at El Camino College. He put on the best show, and darn he looks soooo good. You would never know he graduated in 1960. Saturday night, John, Marsha and me (and several other younger HHS grads) went to the class of 1960-61 reunion. We had an absolute blast. I talked my sister (from 1960) into coming and she enjoyed herself so much, she was so glad she went. I want to give a BIG thanks to Rich and Mary Sloan for all the hard work they did to get this together. It was so much fun helping check people in!!!! Many, many thanks!
I agree, Rich and Mary have THE BEST reunions of any I've attended. Great food, prizes, about 300 in attendance. Lots of teachers including Coaches Chauncey, Capelouto, Means and Jones and Mr. Harry Plotkin from Dana and Ms. Cathy Brooks from Peter Burnett. AND sharing the bottle of Raymond in Marsha and Mo's room. Just a fun fun weekend all around. Wish we could do the whole thing over. Thanks Rich and Mary for a Classy class reunion for the 60 and 61ers, I know all of them had a great time too.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 21, 2010, 10:53 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, ca

Message: Dawn I'll bet the robe color change is due to a discount or kickback of some sort on the ugly gold color. Bet the gown company couldn't offload them to anyone else. That would explain why the admin refuses to talk about it. Might be there's a big scandal brewing in Simi Valley. As to teaching your own kid, well, I home schooled mine. It didn't seem to damage him any, but I will admit I lost a few marbles myself. I LOVE Enza's idea and I hope a bunch of kids do just that, but gotta keep it hush hush - maybe just make a bunch of robes and give them to the girls at the very last minute. BTW Cougar sighting a few weeks ago, saw Joaquin Hernandez '76 while helping niece Lori move. He looks exactly the same and I was very proud of myself for remembering his name! I didn't know he was gonna be there and vice versa so it was a TOTALLY fair sighting, even tho other Cougs there could've claimed it no one did, so I call dibs!
You got it Sharon, thanks for the sighting.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 21, 2010, 10:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods
No E-mail
Message: Dawn, as Don Henley and Glen Frey put it, "GET OVER IT". Welcome back, Thomas....
Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 20, 2010, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Redlands, CA

Message: In response to Dawn's post re graduation garb. Waiting until the decision has been made is usually not the best time to react. Change takes time and work and if the effort is put forth change can be accomplished. When I attended HHS there was a code that the females had to wear dresses except in inclement weather. It took a lot of work and time but through the efforts of students working within the rules we got the dress code changed. I suggest that your daughter become active in student government and start working to change the selection process. She may not be able to change things before she leaves but she can start something and leave a positive mark behind. My short experience in HHS ASB taught me it is easy to complain and criticize but takes work to offer a solution and effort to implement it.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 20, 2010, 3:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang

Message: I have not in the least been intrigued by this scarlet and white or green and gold robes issue that was thrust upon us by Dawn Moffett. In fact I was hoping this boring thread would dry up [no offense Dawn] but then but then but then Dawn makes a statement regarding a streaker on campus and I am appalled such a thing would occur at an institutional learning center in the state of California. So as an unbias citizen of the state I would be willing to form a committee of Cougartown alumni to look at, I mean into, the streaker allegations. We may or may not discuss the robe issue too, whatever. Any volunteers? I plan to be or not to be on campus next week to meet with the principal and strategically set up look outs around the campus. I need help, we Cougars can get to the bottom of this. Jorge you may wish to volunteer...
I think all graduations should be "bare buttocks free zones". I'll volunteer, Jim, to throw the "Bums" out.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 20, 2010, 1:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Susan, thanks for your sorta support LOL, and Jack, thank you for your thoughts and for your service in Nam. Now enough with the B/S & acalades, I guess I stirred up a nest LOL. I call it the single parent syndrome, because that's usualy the situation, all be it, NOT ALWAYS. Just mom's trying to be friends with their kids instead of being parents. I guess I've said all I want, kinda reminds me of a joke. "What do you get when you cross PMS with GPS, a crazy woman that can find you".Jorge
Name: Dawn Moffett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 20, 2010, 11:58 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Koch
Class: 1978
City & State: Simi Valley, Ca

Message: Thanks Sue! That's exactly how I feel about it. I am trying to be a supportive mom and not rock my job. I actually did write to Konnie Krislock to see if she remembered hearing why they changed to one color with the class of '78 but since she left the year before she didn't remember hearing anything about it. I know that change is difficult in most forms but when you can't get answers as to why the change is being made that makes it worse - along with the fact that the gold color is not at all a nice gold color. I told her I'd bring one of the 6 green robes we have from her siblings and she can change for pictures. Too bad that won't help the rest of the females in the class of 2011. I think they are looking for the gold and green pattern but that's not going to work either because there are more females than males. I'm sure the students are going to make their voices heard. Maybe the girl streaker (yes we had a female streaker!) we had on campus yesterday was a protest? Probably not but our seniors this year are really into the pranks to be sure! They are very spirited!
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 20, 2010, 11:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Miramar Beach, FL

Message: Maybe I wasn't clear about Jorge. I know what he meant. After traveling in third-world countries, you really start to appreciate what we have here. And I complain more than I should. But that does not mean we just agree with whatever comes along. Like John said, "basic black" was the original color. The only thing I left out of my post yesterday was this: Thanks, Jorge, for keeping us safe all those years as a "cop". Good on ya!
Name: Thomas Leeman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 20, 2010, 9:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: San Diego, CA

Message: The color of graduation robes? Seriously? Sounds like a teachable moment for learning how to get over the myriad of meaningless and trivial matters of your high school days and move on to adulthood.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 20, 2010, 1:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: John, you hit it right on the head. Chris put on a fabulous show tonight. I really think he enjoyed the fact that there were so many Cougars there. He is truly a guy who remembers where he came from. And seeing Al Jardine after so many years was an added treat. It was great seeing so many old friends. And the "Old Coach" hasn't changed since our high school days. What a great night!
I agree, a great night except for the parking ticket for parking in the teacher's section. I would think the teachers would have all gone home by 8pm.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 9:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: First, Happy Birthday Momo!! Wow - and it's a Friday night! Get out there and howl and whoop it up! And neither George nor Dawn are out of line. Both just commenting on an issue related to high schools. (A proper forum I believe.) I recall the things that were sooooo important to me in high school. I admire that the kids will fight for it. This IS the arena where they learn about those things. Dawn lives and teaches in the community where I now work and I can tell you that they are good kids and it's a good place to grow up. I am sorry that the admin is not addressing the issue. Perhaps the lesson the kids will have with this is that not all decisions or decision makers are perfect and maybe even persistence pays off....they need to band together and hone carefully their negotiation skills. It can be done. And George isn't a bad guy - just trying to put some perspective. When they get to our age they likely won't even remember the fight. Unless, of course, Konnie Krislock was leading the crusade..... ; )) XO to all.
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 5:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Land of the free
No E-mail
Message: OH,OH,I have a GREAT idea. Those robes are just a piece of cheap satin w/a zipper up the front,right..tacky in their own right,no matter what color they are. And, I remember having a a 'joint' being passed up & down our row, along w/a bottle of champagne, courtesy of J. Lococo. 'Streakers' were also present in the early 70' let your freak flag fly! All you have to do is make a robe of whatever color you want. And, as everyone is sitting down..take off the tacky ones, & make a statement & reveal your unique styles. What are they going to do...expell you?! Rules are meant to be bent and/or broken is my motto, especially on the last day of school!...LOL :)
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 5:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: Having a daughter attend a school in which a parent teaches didn't seem to be a problem for the Chauncey family (granted, she wouldn't be in his P.E. classes anyway).
Speaking of the Ol' Coach, saw him tonight at the Chris Montez concert along with wife Cathy. The Marcee Auditorium was full of our Cougar brethren and the place was rockin. What can I say Chris, you were electric and still have all the moves.
Along with Chris, Al Jardine showed up to play a little bass guitar and they did a Beach Boys version of "Let's Dance". Great stuff from our HHS guys tonight. We all had a great time and I, personally, felt very proud of where I came from and know the rest felt the same way.
Thanks Chris for a wonderful night.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 4:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: Dawn, I'm with Pauline on this one. Don't pay any attention to George. Your class actually had scarlet and gold graduation robes? Cool...the class of '69 had the guys in a burgundy robe and the gals in white. Personally, I liked the distinction.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 4:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, LOL;Where's Gloria Allred when you need her, sick her on your high school. Jorge
Name: Pauline Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 2:47 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 1969
City & State: Oakhills, Ca.

Message: George- Your comment to Dawn regarding her daugther was out of line in my opinion. She was just making a comment regarding the color of graduation gowns. It has nothing to do with being lucky that she get's to go to school because she is a woman. And many students attend the same school their parents teach at. Again that has nothing to do with Dawn's comment regarding the color of a graduation gown.
Name: Dawn Moffett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 1:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Koch
Class: 1978
City & State: Simi Valley, CA

Message: P.S. Just so you don't think my daughter is a little spoiled kid. . .she is not the only student who is upset about the color. Someone even made a FB page called "Save Our Graduation". Most girls are not happy about the change. BTW, my daughter is grateful to live in a free country where she is taught that her opinion and that of her peers is listened to and valued.
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 1:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Miramar Beach, FL

Message: Hi Dawn! Glad to hear someone else from HHS became a teacher. I am not certain it would be a good idea for a mother to be her own child's teacher, but I don't have a problem with the same school. If the students and parents don't like the robes, they should have the right, like any other U.S. citizen, to ask for a change. I am not sure which to believe from you, Jorge. "Do as you are told" or "we have a choice"? But who am I? Just an old surfer...Thanks, Dawn.
Name: Dawn Moffett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 19, 2010, 12:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Koch
Class: 1978
City & State: Simi Valley, CA

Message: It really doesn't matter if my daughter goes to the same school I teach at. . . what if there was only one High School in the district I live in, should we move? My opinion is that the kids, whose graduation it is, are having no say in the matter. They (without me knowing) went to the administration and were blown off. Seems to me if they have an opinion they should have a say. Many teachers here have their children at my school. I am not involving myself in this issue, just trying to remember why it was changed the year I graduated from HHS to a single color.