Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 29, 2010, 10:37 am - HHS Time
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Does anyone have any news of Emitt Rhodes? Like the Beach Boys and Chris Montez, Emitt enjoyed considerable success in the music industry, and lived/lives on 132nd Street near Ramona. He turned the garage of the house into a one-man recording studio. Harry Shearer has been playing Emitt's music often lately on "Le Show" on KCRW.
Name: Howard Graham ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 29, 2010, 7:30 am - HHS Time
City & State: McKinney, Tx.
Message: John, just got back to Texas after a great 60/61 class reunion and wanted to give a big thank you to Mary and Rich Sloan and all the other helpers for a great reunion, enjoyed seeing and talking with some that I had not seen in 50 years, it was good to see and talk with you, thank you for all you do at this site, it makes me feel like a little of me is still in Hawthorne.
Name: Lee Ann Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 29, 2010, 5:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vancouver, WA
Message: Hey, John, you got that right about the end of the Plaza Theater. Those were the days and I loved that place.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 28, 2010, 8:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Happy Thanksgiving!! Note: Leo Valencia has been found- I connected him with the 64 reunioners. I don't know why he won't put his email here. I think that answers all the questions I've been getting. I certainly enjoyed reconnecting with Judy-Wudy!!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 28, 2010, 6:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Does anyone know the whereabouts of Fred Wade, class of 1958? The Ol' Coach is trying to make contact with him. If you have any info, please email me and thanks very much
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 28, 2010, 6:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles
Message: Hi Clark; I have been in contact with HHS regarding Senior Square. This summer HHS had some major projects going on so the program for SS was put on hold for the class of 2011. I just spoke to Kimberlee last week trying to get an update. She assures me that something will come of this soon. I have dogged them so much they probably hate getting my emails by now but as you know "success requires determination". I promise as soon as I hear something I will put it out for all to read.
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 28, 2010, 4:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: anaheim,calif
Message: Hi JB, Would like to give a thanks to Rich and Mary Sloan and others involved in putting together the 50th reunion. It was a very nice event. I came home squealing like Ned Beatty in deliverance after gorging myself at the buffet. [it was delicious] oink oink. It was good to see our resident celebrity Al Jardin. Bob Fraser, Fred Ewing, myself and others. Had poker games with Al Jardin seated at the table when we were punks back then. After 50 years, we were blessed to be there to see some classmates, the coaches and Ron Arias, Dave Amour, Steve Kristof, Howard Treloar, Alan Hamlin, Royal Lord and several others. Thanks Paco for pictures and JB for Cougartown.
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 28, 2010, 12:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Alta Loma, Ca
Message: I finally spotted a fellow Cougar. I was showing my car at the La Verne car show yesterday and saw Dick Dixon, class of 63 and his wife. I'd never met Dick but I recognized him from his updated photo on Cougartown. We had a nice conversation about cars and he invited me look over the automotive department at Citrus college. He assures me an old dog like me could learn alot from the instructors in his department (I can use all the help I can get while I fix up my old Mopar). Thanks John, for C-town and the connections it helps all of us old Cougars make.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 28, 2010, 10:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, Paco; The pictures are graet. The baloons have not aged one bit over the years, everybody else looks great too. Jorge
Name: Thomas Leeman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 27, 2010, 12:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Diego, CA
Message: I couldn't help but notice some of the comments about the day JFK was assassinated. A great deal of people were understandably shocked by the news. What I would be more interested in is what lasting personal impact resulted from the event. End of innocence, etc. (as with Lee Ann e.g.) I'm probably somewhat curious because I don't recall the moment having any enduring effect on me personally. The 1963 World Series is a different story.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 27, 2010, 9:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Well first of all I just wanted to say I hope everyone had a nice THANKSGIVING, mine was nice too. I have a friend who's grandson is in high school and going to RUHS, and the last couple of games at half time 3 streakers came out running through the field going through the Band that is very shameful. Jim even though I don't know your brother Louis I will keep all of you in my Prayers for a long time to come. When my family and I moved from New York, we lived in Lawndale and went to Billy Mitchell. I was playing tether ball, I saw some students running out of the classroom, so I decided to go inside and my teacher was sitting at the desk crying so I asked her what happened she said the President was shot. I sat in the desk in front of her for a minute, ran outside and told some students, and we ran back inside, and the Principal said we can all go home and be with our families. I walked home and saw my parents sitting in front of the T.V. in shock. Anyway after that we moved to Hawthorne and I also went to Hawthorne Intermediate. Still today some of my friends and I talked about that sad day. Well Christmas is coming fast I hope all of you are ready.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 27, 2010, 6:15 am - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills Ca,
Message: .....I checked out the photos of the 60/61 reunion!! WOW! Looks like ya all had a great time! Everyone looked great!! And to see JB cutting up the floor dancing!! Hoooooo Ya! I couldn't make the concert .... had family visiting .... I also want to thank everyone who e mailed me about my brother Louis! It was so moving .... And I'm thankful for JB and Cougartown ... What a great web site!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 26, 2010, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Does anyone have an update on the status of Senior Square? Hey Bobby Jensen it's a new school year, put the screws on them!
Name: Robert Fitzgerald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 26, 2010, 3:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Ana, Ca.
Message: 60/61 Reunion: A great big thanks to Mary and Richard Sloan along with their committee for putting on the best reunion ever. See, I gave Mary top billing, Richard's right hand. The night was great and a big thanks to Mr. Baker for Cougartown which keeps all us Cougars in close contact, also a great big thanks to Al Jardine for being there, it was truly great to just sit and talk about old times. Thanks again to all that showed up, it was better than great.
Name: Mike Effler ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 26, 2010, 2:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: El Segundo, CA
Message: I was glad to see that Hal Chauncey, Dave Capelouto, and Duff Means made the 60-61 reunion. I get a chance to see Hal and Kathy once or twice a year, but I haven't seen Duff or Dave since I played college football. I was fortunate to have both of them officiate games I played while I was at Cal State LA in '73 and '74. We had some pretty entertaining conversations during those games after they called penalties on me..... Oh, and a Cougar sighting.... two weeks ago I saw Jan Chauncey Norton and her hubby at an El Segundo eatery, and we had breakfast together and caught up..... cheers.....
Name: Lee Ann Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 26, 2010, 9:12 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vancouver, WA
Message: I would like to thank those who came to my defense. And for setting the record straight on Pres Nixon. There is no animosity felt by me whatsoever about what happened. People often say things (and, in this case, it was only said by a couple of people) that they wish they never said. It was a very emotional day and it's just human nature, that's all.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 25, 2010, 9:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Lee Ann Nixon's experience was shameful. But to set the historical record straight, Richard Nixon greatly admired Jack Kennedy and they were friends while serving in Congress together. The Nixons were invited to Jack and Jacqeline's wedding. As far as Nixon was concerned, they were friends even after the 1960 election. Also, Jacqueline Kennedy and her children made their first visit to the White House since 1963 at the invitation of Richard and Pat Nixon (John Jr. accidently spilled milk on the president's lap during lunch). When John Jr. passed the bar exam, he received a congratulatory letter from Nixon, which he said would be the one thing he'd save if his house caught fire. It meant that much to him.
Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 24, 2010, 10:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: I find it rather fascinating that since Cougartown came up on the internet and all the talk about our High School, there are now shows on television named "Cougartown" and "Hawthorne." If John Baker hasn't heard from the producers of those shows perhaps he should. Why? Well, there must be a connection somewhere, somehow don't you think? On the other side of my thoughts are these: A VERY WARM AND WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING DAY TO YOU ALL!!
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 24, 2010, 8:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Hey Baker Man - you will be mentioned in the Thanksgiving prayers tomorrow. And you have been for many years. As hard as it is in the world, and we are no exception to the rough spots, there is still much to be thankful for. We start with you and the world of Cougartown. Happy Weekend to all.....
Name: Leopoldo Valencia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 24, 2010, 5:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Denver, CO
Message: Mrs. Marks' English class was in session. Two female students walking by screamed out, "President Kennedy has been shot!" It was a moment of disbelief and shock. We were sent home. As we exited the classroom, other classrooms followed suit. Students and teachers were fearing the worst, and certainly the days that followed will forever be etched in our minds as though it had just occurred. Lee Ann, anyone attempting to dishonour your standing could never succeed, because your composure, wit, personality and behaviour at HHS exemplified and epitomized the true image of a dedicated student, as witnessed by all.
Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 24, 2010, 4:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Palmdale, Ca
Message: It's with a sad and heavy heart that I post the passing last night of a fellow Haytowner, Cougar and good friend for many years, Hawthorne's own 6' 6" gentle giant, Darryl Hockenberry c/o 64. He was well known for his involvement in Aviation Little League as a coach and manager teaching many young boys (including two of mine) not only how to play baseball and the rules of the game but teamwork and sportsmanship. Several years ago he moved to Scotts Mills Oregon where he became not only a civic leader and City Councilman but a respected coach and manager in the girls softball league and in 2000 was nominated by one of his players to "Who's Who Among Americas Teachers" for influencing their life in a positive way. He truly loved helping and teaching young people. He is survived by his wife Raleen, a daughter and two granddaughters.
Name: Lee Ann Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 24, 2010, 2:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vancouver , WA
Message: To respond to Jill (McFarlane's) comment and to add to her history info. I was at school, between classes and near a bench. Sat down when I heard about Kennedy's death, in total shock. Interestingly, because of my last name, one or two fellow classmates made derogatory remarks about me because of my last name. My sister, Susie (class of '66) had the same experience that day. Because we are related to Richard Nixon, those comments made us feel especially bad. I don't think anyone knew that about us at the time. Of course, kids are kids and it was just a gut reaction on their part. It's understandable. President Kennedy's assassination was a truly heart-wrenching experience for us all.
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 24, 2010, 2:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: La Verne & Indianapolis
Message: A blessed Thanksgiving to all. And a special message of love and caring to the Janice Brown Marconi (HHS-64)family. In the blur of life we sometimes forget the people who mean so much from deep within. Cougs and especially John Baker are at the top. Off to Indy via the TSA until the 12th. Safe travels to all - cheers 'n gears, Dick
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 24, 2010, 1:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: Happy Thanksgiving Cougars and have a joyful holiday season!
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 24, 2010, 1:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Thanksgiving Blessings to Cougars one and all. Please give an extra thanks to our military men and women, no matter where they're stationed.