Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 8, 2011, 4:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Noreen & JB...have never been wished a Happy Birthday on Cougartown before, thank you both so much. My daughter treated me to a spa day today - facial, massage, mani & pedi and lunch. I would turn 60 every year for a day like I've had today. I'm off now to go visit with my grandson!
Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 8, 2011, 12:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Dallas, OR
Message: I spent 4 horrible years in Alabama, I hate Auburn, BUT... If they don't kill all the players that get on the field, plus kill those sitting on the bench and run up the score to somewhere is the neighborhood of 75 - 0, there will never be another sunset in the State of Alabama. Oregon couldn't suck any more than the Delaware BLUE HENS, where did they come up with that fighting mascot.
Name: Patti Barry ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 8, 2011, 12:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: How 'bout them Horned Frogs? :)
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 8, 2011, 11:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: I HATE THE ducks!!!
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 8, 2011, 11:05 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro CA
Message: Hi Cougars! So there still is a Rite Note Music place just that Fraser's the new owner. Hey Karen, I will help you find your couch! Just kidding, I have tons of my own records including an excellent sounding Hi Fi from back in the day. Amoung my records I bought an album called Have a Marijuana by David peel and could't wait to shock my grandma in playing it for her. Lotsa dirty words and she was oh,oh,oh! I accused my brother for many years of losing it at a party and upon my grandma's passing, there was my album sandwiched between her collection. That album got taken off the shelf for sale real quick. Was grandma protecting me or enjoying it amoung her friends? She had the bubbly candle xmas lights on her tree too with the color wheel under the tree! My great grandpa lived on the southeast corner of prairie and imperial and we went to the market across the street too that had open air saw dust on the left with fruits and veggies and butcher and market on the right side. I think my grandpa only bought the seeds and meat there cause he grew his own watermelon, corn, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, chili's, etc. He would wink and put a spoon of sugar in my water when no one was looking then tell everyone what a good little water drinker I was and no (I'm not diabetic)! Sorry I don't get football use guys, and don't mean to bore you but I do know, Go Dodgers and Lakers!!! Madelyn I am in North San Pedro, not to far from Redondo so email me at address above and maybe we can do lunch?. You too Karen, Ok?. Miss and love my Hawthorne friends. Make your day Beautiful! Cathie
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 8, 2011, 10:31 am - HHS Time
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca
Message: Hey, Jim & John; If you look at the Ducks roster, 90% or more of their football team is made up of kids from So. California who would have most likely played here if they were smart enough & had the grades. Sooo, you gotta figure, these Ducks players must be really dumb, if the schools couldn't figure a way to humbug their grades and get them into their school and football programs at SC or UCLA. All being said, Oregon is a very fine tuned & disciplined football team and have very good offense & defensive players, no matter where they came from, should be a good game, maybe ?, depends on the turnovers. Jorge
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 8, 2011, 9:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills Ca,
Message: Oregon will actualy choke and loose by 3 ! I bet one single fosters ice cream cone!
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 8, 2011, 8:18 am - HHS Time
City & State: Westchester, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to one of Cougartown's kindest - Anita Harmon. Cheers!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 8, 2011, 8:12 am - HHS Time
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca
Message: Hey, John; Are you turning the other cheek or what ? LOL. I think most on your site would rather talk about Chinese restaurants in Hawthorne than college football, and I'm a football fan, not so much college though. Maaan, after reading all the posts, I had no idea that Hawthorne had so many Chinese restaurants in it at one time. Jorge
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 8, 2011, 7:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: hesperia ca
Message: GO DUCKS-----I LIKE SEEING THAT DUCK DO PUSH UPS
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 7, 2011, 10:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: So who's this guy, Jack Sloey, Nebraska Hall of Fame, Doane College 1938-1939? Is he related to anyone on the CT net? I guess corn husking breeds good football.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 7, 2011, 9:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
Message: Ducks by 17 Cash cow gets injured in first quarter as little Matthews mangles his knee. Does this mean we get Sports Tuesday back? How about joke Thursday?
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 7, 2011, 8:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: In keeping with the "Be true to your school" spirit...Go Pac 10...Go Ducks!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 7, 2011, 8:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: OK, in lieu of Hawthorne Talk and Chinese restaurants, and seeing as Oregon is going to stomp Auburn's butt on Monday night, for two days let's talk a little College Football. Come on everyone, tis the Bowl Season and I know what I said, but am being pressured by our Cougar Footballers so GO FOR IT!! I know Dean Morris will have something to say about Stanford's big win, the Sloeys can talk about the Nebraska game and the Greasbys can chime in and puff up about OU. Since USC will be on suspension for the next decade or two; Paco, Dennis, and I will sit here quietly. Come on, you guys I guess you deserve a turn too. Remember that Sports Talk turns back into a Pumpkin on Monday midnight. Let's just see who's paying attention
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 7, 2011, 2:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bruceville, TX
Message: I think that in the mid-60s there was a Chinese restaurant by the Thom McCann shoe store. My family would get takeout that came packed in little paper cartons with thin wire handles. One of my younger sisters called it dinner in a fish carton as they looked like the cartons the pet stores used when you bought gold fish.
Name: Judy Degrazia-Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 7, 2011, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
Message: Wow, I'm on a memory roll now. As for the Chinese restaurant on Imperial and Haw. blvds. (Kwang Chow or Lucky's later on---dad just always called it "eating at the Chinks, again, politically incorrect today.) As kids I can remember my folks taking us there on a Sunday. All you could hear were plates clanging in the kitchen. And now here's what you're all going to relate to, they served up in a small dish red sauce and yellow sauce. (looking like Ying and Yang) I think one was almost like ketchup and the other was "HOT HOT" mustard. So being kids, we dared each other to eat the hot mustard. (we were so smart back then) and yes, the shrimp were killer shrimp. Fortune cookies with no wrapper for dessert. Almond cookies too.. again, no wrapper and no one died.. however, we were sick on Sunday night from all that hot mustard.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 7, 2011, 11:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills Ca,
Message: In regards to the older Chinese restaurant on the west side of the Blvd, near Imperial (1950s). I'm purty sure it was called "Lucky's" My Mom loved that place! And to this day i too can remember those little cone water cups! And how i fell in love with their deep fried shrimp and fried rice! To this day i love " flied lice and Deep flied slimp" (Is that a UGH OH). And too Dean, You may find the talk about This little Chinese joint boring, but your sports talk also puts me to sleep. It's a two way street Bro. Someone mentioned "Joe Miller"! He was my first cousin and i remember when he was a motor cycle cop for H.P.D. One time he gave me a ride on his Police Cruiser cause it was getting ready to rain . When we pulled up in front of our house my Mother just about had a heart attack! LOL! She thought i must of been in some kind of trouble! And then he owned his little deli on the Blvd, just east of El Segundo and then onto the Mayor of Hawthorne! Nice to know that the Pizza Show is still in business. My son want's me to take him around Hawthorne and show him "our old hood". Guess it's a roots thing. So the Pizza Show would be a good place to eat! Or maybe fosters! Hey JB, When is cruise night this year? Last, to those interested, their's a fairly new radio station, on FM 100.3 The Sound. Reminds me of KMET (remember ?) I think they have a cool format. Every day at 10 a.m. they play "ten @ ten". They pick a year and play ten cool songs. They just played ten from 1965. So turn on your radio and turn it to 100.3 While ur here @ CT! Or hey! Stream It! so those of you (like Jimmy Peppers) can tune in! Aghhh the future is here isn't it?! Enjoy
Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 6, 2011, 11:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Dallas, OR
Message: Dear John, Now that you got me thinking about donuts, Gee at 105 pounds, I'm glad I never fell for the fresh donut desire, and pedaling 6-8 miles a day with a bike with 150 papers, I'm sure glad I thought about pedaling and losing weight. Where's my bike now that I'm 247.
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 6, 2011, 8:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: In grade school, I had a paper route and the office was by the DMV. There was an alley outside the office and a bakery or donut shop across the alley. At 4:30 in the morning the smell of glazed, strawberry filled donuts drove me crazy! Loved the smells coming from the place.
Name: Judy Degrazia-Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 5, 2011, 5:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance
Message: OK, Another in motion in the window of a store memory. Who remembers the drug store next to the FOX THEATRE. (I think it was Savon ) In the late 50's in the front window there was the first animated water-proof watch display. First a mechanical device would dunk the time-x watch in a see through bowl of water, and then a small hammer would hit it.. Yes, it was water-proof and shock proof too. We use to stare at it hoping that we'd be the ones to see it fail at one test or the other. Then we'd go in the Fox, upstairs to the balcony, let some boys throw popped corn in our hair..get mad at them and strike up a conversation with them...and then we'd smoke......and maybe kiss. I only know that because I watched other girls do it.
Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 5, 2011, 4:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo
Message: Jerry / Neil back in 1957 the Los Angeles Herald Examiner was attached to the Plaza Theater, the L A times was in the same area just east on the corner next to the old DMV office. Judy, you are right shoe repair shop that had a little mechanical manikin repair man in the window was owned by Yvonne Matthews' (class of 1961) grandfather, at one time the shop was located on the next to the service station on the east side of the Blvd. close to Plaza Sq.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 5, 2011, 4:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Jerry, thanks for bringing up the last name for Bernice. As soon as I saw it I remembered it. John, I think Rene and Frenchie are the same person. That name I remembered when I saw it as well. As far as newspaper drop off spots go, I picked up and wrapped my papers at the office next to the DMV office. It was on the street just a short block north of El Segundo Bl. at Birch Ave. Right down the street from the Plaza. But I can't remember what paper it was!!
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 5, 2011, 1:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: The Golden Phoenix is still there. We just got a menu in the mail last week. It is on Hawthorne Bl. about 1/2 block south of 120th St. It sits way back but it is there! And yes, John Rout, the rooms in my house are full of the evidence that my husband definitely cleaned out Rite Note. If anyone can find my couch please let me know, it is buried under all these records.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 5, 2011, 11:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Neil, are you sure. I know when I helped my brother Roy deliver the Sunday times we picked them up and put the string around them in a little office space just around from the Plaza Theater. But he was driving then so this would have been 1960 or after.
Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 5, 2011, 10:15 am - HHS Time
City & State: Dallas, OR
Message: The deepest, darkest secret, behind the Pizza Show, that is where the Los Angeles Times was dropped, at 3 a.m., for all the paperboys in Hawthorne. A long ride every morning from 119th Street and Felton.