Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 27, 2010, 4:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: John, I know what you mean about dry vs wet counties, etc. When I lived in El Paso in the 70's they had "blue Sunday". You could buy baby formula but not the bottle, if you needed a light bulb, forget it, you did without lights. It was terrible. Every Saturday night at 11:30 they'd bring out the blue tarps and cover the items you couldn't buy on Sunday. By the way, you could buy beer and wine but not the cups to drink it our of if you so desired.
Paco, Are we off the Hawthorne stories yet?
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 27, 2010, 1:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: Try to get a drink in Texas! Along the Red River and the OK border, there are counties with "wet" precincts within "dry"counties. To a Californian, remarkable!
Name: Lee Ann Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 27, 2010, 11:59 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Nixon
Class: 1964
City & State: Vancouver, WA

Message: And, I can one-up my brother by saying that not only did I have to walk to Hawthorne Intermediate like he did (past all the bars on Hawthorne Blvd), but I had to carry a very heavy saxaphone, besides, once a week. That only lasted a year and is when I gave up playing the sax. I do wish a good year to come in 2011 to all you Cougs out there.
Happy New Year, Lee Ann
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 27, 2010, 11:21 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV

Message: Ernie, you are right, I had to walk to Washington too, I never took a bus, I lived on 122nd. off of Inglewood avenue. Dennis I think we were in some of the same classes between Kindergarten and 5th grade at Eucalyptus also. Cindy
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 27, 2010, 10:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Miramar Beach, FL

Message: I remember Alabama. I was assigned to Fort Rucker for flight training in Hueys and Chinooks. In 1969, Fort Rucker was surrounded by dry counties. Leaving post with booze in the car was bootlegging. If you were caught, off to jail! In Dale county, they used to check your trash cans on Monday morning for empty booze containers. Same punishment for that. If you wanted to drink off post, you had to risk taking the empties back on post to dispose of them.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 27, 2010, 10:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, GA.

Message: In this part of Georgia there's no alcohol on Sunday.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 27, 2010, 7:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Jacksonville Fl.

Message: Not able to buy beer on Sunday's? How about not at all? While moving out here to Fla. we stopped in Alabama for the night, and I went to get some beer. After a couple of store's, I asked the clerk where the beer was and he told me the entire county was dry. What a bummer. Hey, Dennis Carden, You got bussed to Washington? I had to walk it and I lived only about 2 block's from you. Up hill both ways, by the way! Happy New Year, everybody.
Happy New Year Ern'
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 27, 2010, 6:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Please!! Don't respond to my feedback, I'm snowed in. I was bored and thought I would share!!!
Too late dude....
Name: Sherry Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 27, 2010, 3:54 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Rout
Class: 1965
City & State: Somewhere in Tennessee

Message: I live in Tennessee, and the "Package" stores are closed on Sundays here as well. However, you can buy beer in the grocery stores. They really have a weird system here. You can only buy liquor and wine in the "Package" stores. No mixes, cocktail ingredients, or beer are sold there. You have to go to the grocery store for that. So, if you want to make a margarita, you have to go to the Package store for the tequila, and then go to the liquor store for the mix. A person shouldn't have to work that hard at having a good time!
Name: Bob Brophy ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 27, 2010, 12:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Phoenix Az
No E-mail
Message: Serra High About blue laws. When I first moved to Phoenix in 1985 you could not buy booze before 12 noon on Sunday. Then the cardinals came to town and they changed the law so you could buy it at 10 am. Then tailgating started to get big so they changed it to 6 am. Funny how football changes laws.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 26, 2010, 4:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Massachusetts "Blue Laws"! When I first started driving interstate, I used to spend a lot of time on the East coast. I once pulled a load to Connecticut. I arrived on Sat. and didn't have to pick up until Mon. So I thought I would get some sleep and head out on Sunday to visit some relatives in Massachusetts. I was told by other drivers that I couldn't do that because it was illegal to drive a commercial vehicle on the roads of MA. on Sunday. Maybe not such a bad idea to preserve the peace at least one day a week. (And I'm not sure, but I think spitting on the sidewalk will still get you 8 hours in the stocks!).
Paco, seeeee.
Name: Judy Degrazia-Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 26, 2010, 1:38 pm - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: As for curfew times on booze. Well, I'm not one to drudge up sore subjects, but I happen to know first hand that in Hawaii/Maui, you can't buy rum after 10:00 pm. You're not allowed to stuff it down the side pockets of your baggie shorts......or strap it inside your belt and clang all the way out the Star Market on Maui... Just some useless information!! Thought I'd share. ( I think I read it somewhere )
My pants were NOT baggie! !
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 26, 2010, 12:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Paco, that is interesting. I know when I was a little girl in Boston the package stores (THAT IS WHAT THEY CALLED LIQUOR STORES) were closed on Sundays. I thought they had abolished that law. I will have to e-mail my cousins and find out. I know my dad used to may sure he had beer in the house before Sunday rolled around. He was a good Catholic boy. lol Hope everyone had a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 26, 2010, 10:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Hello Cougars!! I left Boston early I wanted to miss the storm. I'm now in Shelton Connecticut, my son in-law Tony, couldn't wait to get to the hotel and have a beer...What no alcohol on Sat or Sundays?
Good to know
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 26, 2010, 6:02 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, GA.

Message: Yes Cindy I think it was 6th grade at Washington, that's the year they bused us from Eucalyptus to Washington because of construction on new buildings.
Name: Karen Kissel ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 26, 2010, 5:48 am - HHS Time
Maiden: kissel
Class: 1977
City & State: huntington beach calif.

Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 25, 2010, 11:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA
No E-mail
Message: A traditional thing we like doing is traveling around our neighborhood watching the kids playing with their new toys. This year was different then the past. We only saw a couple of kids playing with new bicycles, even at houses we knew had kids. We chalked it up to technology. Instead of Hula hoops, roller skates, pogo sticks and bicycles there are video games, computers, cellular telephones and iPods. Has anyone else noticed this?
It's a sign of the techie times, Chris.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 25, 2010, 5:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Chicago, Ill

Message: Happy Holidays to everyone at CT and thanks to John for providing this platform.
Merry Christmas Leo and thank you for being a part of our Cougartown group.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 25, 2010, 12:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Tucson, AZ

Message: Felíz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo everybody!!! Gracias John for all you've done for all of us this year.
Thanks Ricki and Feliz Navidad to you and Jim too.
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 25, 2010, 12:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV

Message: Hey, Dennis Carden, Nice to see that you added to Feedback. I believe that we went all the way through school together if not it was at least from 6th grade at Washington, good to see that you are out there. Dick Dixon, are you trying to tell us that you are younger than you are, you put class of 66 on your feedback, I know better. How is everything in Indy. Buddy? Is it cold enough yet? Again, Merry Christmas to all, be safe. Cindy
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 24, 2010, 7:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: A great big Merry Christmas to everyone out there in Cougarland. May we all have a safe and wonderful day and may 2011 be better for all (it can't get much worse-can it?). Thanks John for all your hard work keeping this sight up and going.
Thanks Greg and Merry Christmas.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 24, 2010, 5:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Well Baker Man, another successful Cougartown year. It seems like yesterday that we found you, and Patty V and I were fighting over being Queen of CT. ; )) You know how much the B girls love you (mom , me and sis) and how grateful we are for all of the wonderful and dear friends we have gathered or re-gathered through this vehicle. Merry Christmas to you all - God bless us, everyone.
Yeah our Cozymels meeting. Our very first Cougartown get-together. Fun fun night with you and Darryl, Patty, Gloria and Sharon, George Key, Danny Fix, and Tom Mosher. I never realized it at the time but found out later YOU WERE ALL CRAZY!! Seroiusly, I really did make a connection that night, for the first time I realized there really were fun people outside my own class. Thanks Sue for being my friend all these years. Merry Christmas to you and Darryl, and to the rest of that Zany Crew. I LOVE YOU GUYS MAAAANN!!
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 24, 2010, 4:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: La Verne + Indy

Message: I'm a believer, Santa really went to HHS class of '62. Thanks for all John. You've put many smiles on the faces of HHS'ers everywhere. Great knowing you for over half a century. Merry Christmas + cheers 'n gears Santa John Baker and Cougs across the planet.
Hey thanks Dick. Merry Christmas to you and your family too.
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 24, 2010, 3:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: anaheim, calif

Message: Hi JB, Would like wish you and all fellow Cougars a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year.
Merry Christmas John. Have a great one, man.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 24, 2010, 2:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca/
No E-mail
Message: May all our Cougar family and friends have a very blessed and Merry Christmas! Remember what Christmas is really all about!
Hey Bob and Karen, Merry Christmas to you and the family.
Name: Debbie Beachler ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 24, 2010, 1:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kilroy
Class: 1971
City & State: The OC

Message: Merry Christmas John and all C-Towners!! It's been another great year of memories and thank you John for all you do to keep this site up and running!!
Well thank you for being a part of all thiss Debbie and Merry Christmas
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 24, 2010, 1:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, GA.

Message: Merry Christmas to all.
Hey Dennis, Merry Christmas to you.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 24, 2010, 1:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
No E-mail
Message: Merry CHRISTmas to all. John the obligatory to you and your creation. What a gift to all of us. May the new year be gracious to us all. GOD BLESS us everyone!
Thanks Jim and a very Merry Chrismas to you, Debby, the Boys, and ALL THE GRANDKIDS!!
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 24, 2010, 12:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: Merry Christmas to all my Cougar friends. May this New Year and the spirit of the season bring newly found prosperity, love, happiness and delight in your life. And I’d like to humbly remind you if you are having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit or just want to reminisce, I have several Christmas related videos linked on Cougartown. The Santa’s Village 2 features a beautiful original work that was donated to me just for the video by Robin & Judithe Randall/Helen Harris. You might also enjoy A Hawthorne 50’s Christmas and Another Hawthorne 50’s Christmas. Everyone have a wonderful day!
Hey Jerry Merry Christmas to you and I have to thank you so much for your tireless video work on Cougartown. You are the master buddy as I thoroughly enjoy each and every one.
Name: Jake N Jude ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 24, 2010, 12:24 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jacobsen
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Merry Christmas to all and to all, MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude
Mery Christmas Jake and Jude. Have a great holiday.