Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 31, 2011, 9:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Redlands, CA

Message: Judy, in response to your question, I moved here a couple years ago to help care for my father. He just celebrated his 90th trip around the sun about two weeks ago. I challenged him to live longer than Jack La Lanne(96). I am not affiliated with the college. For those that have never seen Redlands I encourage you to visit. It's like a mini Pasadena. It was established in the late 1800's as a place for the wealthy living on the east coast to "winter". We have many well preserved Victorian mansions and "Craftsman" style homes as well as a great parks and world renown Lincoln Shrine where scholars from all over come to study Abe. We are also about 20 minutes from the highest waterfall in Southern California located in Forest Falls. (One doesn't need to get out of the car to view the falls). My favorite places are the Library and Gerrards Market. After a visit you will know why. We also have a great outdoor concert series in our amphitheater. Ya'all stop by and visit on your way to Palm Springs sometime.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 30, 2011, 9:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: More sad news from one of Cougartown's earliest contributors, HHS67 Chris Prewitt. Chris and Kathie's youngest son, Kevin passed away after being diagnosed with Leukemia. Our sincerest condolences to Chris and Kathie, and the rest of the Prewitt family in their hour of grief.

Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 30, 2011, 8:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA

Message: Attended Keiths memorial service and it was great. Much more of a "celebration of life" rather than a mourning of his passing. As someone else said, tons of Cougars there as there should be and I have one story that must be told...I was sitting near the back of the main sanctuary and tried to recognize classmates from that vantage point. At the reception following the service I saw a classmate I had not seen since '76. I told her I spotted her because her hair was still as pretty from behind as it was in high school. She responded by saying she was bummed, because she was hoping that I recognized her cute butt and that it had not changed since high school. I grabbed my tongue with both hands as a witty response escaped me.
Name: Bob Kyllonen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 30, 2011, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Rancho Mirage

Message: While working as a Docent at the "Meet and Greet" area of the Living Desert yesterday, I discovered that I was visiting with Dr. Don Brann and his wife, both Hawthorne High School graduates. Later in the day two former students, Rod Blair and Bruce George, left a message stating that they had missed me by an hour or so. It would have been great to see them again. I'm at "Meet and Greet", the initial area as one enters the Living Desert, from 9:00AM to 12:30 PM every Saturday, and would look forward to meeting any former Cougars and, if convenient, provide a special tour as well. Thanks, Cougartown! (And you too, John Baker!)
Little Donny Brann with surfer hair and a Pendleton is a doctor? MAAANN I am out of touch Thanks Bob, for the Cougar Sighting . . . . Hey, is the Living Desert in Redlands?
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 30, 2011, 11:55 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Small world George! And, Neil, it's ok we all get to choose the line we get in, and the world needs bull throwers, err.... riders too!
I'm sure Old RU has a beautiful sprawling, green, ivy covered, walled-in campus. I was talking about that bull riding academy they have out there. HEY, Neil mentioned the Circle K..
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 30, 2011, 9:11 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, Neil & J,B,;Believe it or not, Univ. of Redlands has a beautiful campus and very good instructors. I was fortunate enough to slip through the crack, I even made he Deans list. LOL, I'm not sure what list, but I got notification that I made his list. That was back in 1975/76 though, maybe back then they didn't much to choose from. The main problem is that Redlands gets hotter than heck in the summer time.Jorge
Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 29, 2011, 10:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Dallas, OR

Message: I've been to Redlands and never got a college education, I must have gone to the incorrect line at the Circle K.
I think they have a Bull riding academy there.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 29, 2011, 4:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, Janet;Just read your post & saw that you graduated from Univ. of Redlands. LOL, hope it doesn't ruin you immage, but that's where I received my BA Degree also, have a good one alum..Jorge
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 29, 2011, 3:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: South Bay

Message: I'm glad I attended Keith Jones' memorial service today. He had a very full life, many friends - many loved him. Someone asked all the Cougs in the church to raise their hands - most of the people there raised their hands. He had planned so much as indicated on his web site. Sad to see one pass away so soon. Wish he could have made it to one of our Ctown picnics or cruise nights.
Thanks Don.
Name: Linda Reynolds ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 29, 2011, 2:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jones
Class: 1962
City & State: Chatsworth, CA

Message: Hello Class of 1962! Our 50th Class Reunion is coming up next year and we would like to give you some information. Later on we will be sending announcements through the mail but for now this is what we know.
Friday evening, September 28 2012 Cocktail party
Saturday evening, September 29 Reunion Party
Sunday morning, September 30 Brunch
The Ayres Hotel - Manhattan Beach located at the 405 Freeway and Rosecrans
Times & Costs will be forthcoming. Please start passing the word so that we have a great turn out! We hope to see everyone there. Please email me with any questions.
We are a year and 8 months off from this reunion 62ers, but it never hurts to start early. Actually we've been having reunion meetings for about the last 2 years. Do NOT miss this one.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 29, 2011, 12:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Funny Eric, funny! I see you now live in Redlands? Just wondering if you are affiliated with Redlands U? Got my BA there many moons ago and you never know, Cougars are every where. We had such awesome teachers at HHS (I know there were exceptions) that it is great to see how far their influence may have carried us.
Name: Art Lamere ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 29, 2011, 7:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bettendorf, Iowa
No E-mail
Message: Thanks Bob now I look like my dad, bald as a bat and big as a house
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 28, 2011, 7:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: anhattan Beach,CA

Message: Had a great lunch today with a bunch of Cougars! The group included Ray Millman('71), Wade Greasby('73), Marianne Dowell ('74) and myself('76). Lots of good Hawthorne stories and a good time had by all. Wade was varsity quarterback my freshman year and Marianne was the song girl all us young freshmen lusted after so I got to dine with upperclass heroes of my youth! It was the consensus that the Greasby house was the best party house in Hawthorne!
That's what it's all about Clark, thanks for sharing.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 28, 2011, 12:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles

Message: Happy Birthday Art LaMere; I remember when you had way too much hair on top of your head!
Happy Birthday Art!
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 27, 2011, 6:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: The movies weren’t a skate for the poor guy who had to cleanNyman Hall of all those candy wrappers, gum, and otherassorted litter either. That guy, my senior year anyway,would be me.
Name: Steve Hutchins ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 27, 2011, 6:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: St. George, Utah

Message: I could get into the Fox Inglewood free because my parents and my aunt were tenants of the theater. They operated the stores on either side of the theater, which were actually located in the same building.
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 27, 2011, 3:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: Neil: It was a 'skate' for all of you except us A/V guys, who had to watch that stuff over, and over, and over,.... I can't remember what his name was, but we also had some guy with his travelogue films with animals. And of course, "YOU ARE THERE" by Walter Cronkite.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 27, 2011, 12:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Talking about stores in Haw; how about the Boston Store. We couldn't go in but it looked nice through the windows.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 27, 2011, 12:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview , Florida USA

Message: Does anyone else remember the 16MM films in school that were all hosted by Dr. Frank C. Baxter (aka Dr. Research)? He was the narrator / host of educational, soft Pro-American Propaganda films from 1956 thru 1966. Baxter a distinguished bald gentleman with wire glasses, wore a suit & tie. Several of his features made for TV produced by AT&T. Recently caught a glimpse of Dr. Baxter on You Tube - his face & voice brought back a flood of early childhood memories of these Baxter programs that we were all forced to sit through in school. I always got an instant positive reaction when upon walking into a classroom would spy the “A/V” metal rolling stand with a Projector mounted on top and those big mouse ear reels – because it meant that soon the lights would be out & I could take a nap, or at least it insured the class period would be a “skate”. Alternately these films were presented in Nyman Hall on the big screen with the amplified PA system. Younger people who only know VHS or total digital media don’t have a clue about an “A/V” Dept. at a High School . On these rare occasions several classes would be herded into the auditorium, again this was a much cherished moment for students, knowing it was basically a skate, & probably a skate for the teachers as well! Recently caught a glimpse of Dr. Baxter on You Tube
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 27, 2011, 8:31 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: Marietta, Ohio

Message: Fellow Cougars- My mom is turning 80 in March. We are planning a party in San Diego and a surprise "memory' book. If any of you from the late 60's or early 70's would like to pass on a story, (feeding the wrestlers, sewing costumes for the plays, etc.), please e-mail it to me instead of Cougartown. Thank you John, for keeping us all connected.
You're wlcome Kathy and Happy Birthday to your Mom.
Name: Leopoldo Valencia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 26, 2011, 6:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Denver, CO
No E-mail
Message: Well, I've been reading a lot of "feedback" from the early days until present through John Baker's wonderful site, and a lot of great memories popped up in my head. Stores that have come and gone such as: Zody's, Robert Hall's, Kresge's. [I worked at all three (3)] from 1963 through 1966 before I received my 'draft' notice. I started at $1/hr., which was min. wage in 1963. I reside in Denver, CO, where it's not unusual for a waitress or waiter to earn less than minimum wage; i.e., $2.95/hr. + tips, but a big shock to me. The streetcars that highlighted the main thorougfare of Hawthorne boulevard through Inglewood now seem like a far off dream. I remember the beige-coloured ones boasting a green stripe around each car just above center, well below the windows. It was exciting to see the plethora of streetcars in Downtown Los Angeles. Extending from each streetcar was its' electrical connection to the thick, black wire in a bevy of wires extending themselves throughout the city.
Name: Bob Faulkner ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 26, 2011, 6:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: BIG RIVER, CA.

Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 26, 2011, 1:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: I bought my 8th grade graduation suit from Robert Hall's, on La Brea in 1957. By the way, do we have a Cruise Night date set yet?
26th of March is Cruise Night
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 26, 2011, 10:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: el segundo

Message: Hello All, just a reminder that Keith Jones' memorial is this weekend Jan 29 @1pm.
Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 25, 2011, 5:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Redlands, CA

Message: To Janet Burkett, (I'm going to get slammed by the ladies) you were probably every mans dream on that date, men would be sorry you outgrew "mute". To Jean Macernie, I remember Eddie too and have attached my research. Here's his story In one commercial, Nalbandian said of his low prices "My friends all ask me, 'Eddie, are you kidding?' And I tell them no, my friend, I am not kidding." This inspired the Frank Zappa song "Eddie, Are You Kidding?". Good Interview and photo. 5467 Wilshire is now occupied by a Walgreens drug store.
Sorry Eric, had to edit because of no copy and paste rule on feedback.
Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 25, 2011, 3:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Palmdale, Ca

Message: And then there was; Jack Narz, "The man from Barr's" men's clothier's. He was also the announcer for "Space Patrol", The "Adventures of Superman" plus many sitcom's, musical and game shows, the older brother of TV personality, Tom Kennedy (Jim Narz) and at one time a brother-in-law to another TV host, Bill Cullen.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 25, 2011, 11:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, Ca.

Message: The TV suit guy that I remember was Eddie the fast talking pitch man for Zachary All Clothiers.....featuring suits for all sizes including "portly"...
That's the one I was thinking.
Name: Maureen Desmore ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 25, 2011, 9:40 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Manning
Class: 1964
City & State: Las Vegas, NV

Message: To all members of the Class of 64'. Do any of you live in Las Vegas and are you planning on attending the 64' Reunion in May? Please email me at I need a ride and will gladly pay for half the gas. Thank you.