Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 5, 2011, 7:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA
Message: I really enjoy reading Feedback on Cougartown because so often a comment will trigger a good memory...Carolyn Daves mentioned Ted Hastings in her post about the sale of her moms home. For those of you who were in a different era and don't know Ted, let me tell you of his shining moment in HHS sports. It was November of 1974, a mere 37 years ago and we were playing Loyola high school in a CIF quarterfinal game on Halcap field. In the fourth quater we were up by a few points but Loyola, ranked #1 in the state, was not about to lay down for lowly Hawthorne! They were driving down the field figuring one touchdown would give them the victory and propel them toward their predestined CIF championship. Inside the 30 yard line they gave the ball to their all CIF running back Fred Brown. Ted saw him coming and knew it was his moment. He hit Fred like a Mack truck. He hit him so hard that Fred suffered a concussion and all the stands said "Ewww!" as they heard the hit! Ted accomplished his purpose, Fred fumbled the ball and Robert Armbrust fell on the ball to secure the victory for the Scarlet and Gold. Although Ted was a year older, he was my teammate on both football and track. He was a good hurdler in track and was a great teammate for me to have in football because in those days alot of guys liked to try to kill the kicker in practice! Ted looked out for me maybe because he thought I might be useful some day. Thanks for your protection Ted and I'll bet Fred Brown can still feel one of the greatest hits in Hawthorne history, even 37 years later!!
Name: Ray Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 5, 2011, 11:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mena, AR
Message: A very Happy Birthday to my brother Dennis. Class of (67)
Name: Robert Munjko ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 5, 2011, 10:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: H town Ca
Message: Larry Schwartz...class of 1977 I believe. Does anyone know of his where abouts? Thanks.
Name: Pam Hintze ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 4, 2011, 11:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tooele Utah
Message: My Dear Friend Vicky (Baur) Aliabadi class of 76 just called and told me she lost her Mother a 6:00 a.m. today. I know she has family that went to H.H.S. and in-laws too. I am sorry for the lost and am thinking about you all. Her mom was a great person she will be missed by all.
Name: Carolyn Daves ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 4, 2011, 9:53 am - HHS Time
City & State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Small world. Just received and email from Walt Krumbach HHS class of 77. His son Kent and Ted Hasting's daughter Ashley, (Ted was HHS class of 75) bought my mother's house in Hawthorne! They are getting married in July! The day of the walk through, Walt's son saw a step ladder in the garage that was painted with SCARLET AND GOLD. Knowing that Walt went to HHS he called him over. Walt recognized it as one the cheer squad used at football games. Then he saw a plaque with "Daves" painted on it. He remarked that he went to school with me and the realtor said it had been my childhood home. The realtor also was an HHS graduate, Kathy Jenkins, class of '81. Walt relayed thanks from Kent and Ashley for the champagne and note I left in the kitchen for the new owners. Amazing coincidences!!! That house was one filled with love and I'm now certain it will continue as they start their life and family together. Made me so happy to hear this. Mom would be very very happy too! Thanks Walt for getting in touch with me.
Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 3, 2011, 11:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Dallas, OR
Message: There was once a Redlands in Florida, and they had a college also, but the tide came in and now there is no more Redlands except in California. It could be true.
Name: Dale Stelse ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 3, 2011, 8:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Houston, Texas
Message: You all are amazing to remember all the stuff we used to do, see and be so many years ago. I went into the Navy just after graduation and have never been back except for a few days here and there, but the memories are great. OBTW- I am planning on being at our 64 in 64 reunion in May,6-8. See yall then.
Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 3, 2011, 6:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Downey, CA
Message: Hey Cougs, my stepdad worked for Brick at Reading Tire, went to school with Denny, Reading Tire sponsored a Jalopy at the old Carrol Speedway in Gardena (Artesia Blvd took out the Speedway back in the early 50s), on the nights my stepdad would pit for the Jalopy I was allowed to go along and loved the sounds and smells of the pit area. Later Don
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 3, 2011, 11:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: el segundo
Message: Second favorite!? And to think I named my cat after him! Thank you John, you're nicer, I'll change my cats name. :)
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 3, 2011, 9:53 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Happy Birthday to my son in-law Tony and my second favorite sister!
Name: Debbie Culling ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 3, 2011, 9:43 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sunset Beach CA
Message: According to my brother, Steve Fraser, Robert Boelzner is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetary
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 3, 2011, 8:42 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: Robert Boelnzer is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetary.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 3, 2011, 8:03 am - HHS Time
City & State: Jacksonville, Fla.
Message: Redlands, that brings back a little memory. I don't know if anyone remembers Reading Tire on Hawthorne Blvd. The Reading's lived south of us on Ramona and, I don't remember when, but they moved to Redlands. It was a few years later I was heading east on the 10 freeway and I spotted a sign that said Reading Tire. I knew then that they had made it.
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 3, 2011, 6:42 am - HHS Time
City & State: LongBeach
Message: There use to be (maybe still is) a summer resident Drum Major Camp at U of Redlands. I and other HHS Drum Majors attended there in the 60s and early 70s. One of the exercises was standing at attention until the first student dropped (the dry heat was unbelievable). U of Redland also had a Cheerleader Camp, and Majorette Camp, but I do not know if there were any HHS attendees.
Name: Thomas Leeman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 2, 2011, 11:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Diego, CA
Message: I remember Rich as being a good friend to my AFS brother Wiffie in their senior year at HHS. I will pass the news along to him.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 2, 2011, 8:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: John, Robert Boelzner is on Cougartown’s Vietnam Wall. He attended Leuzinger.
Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 2, 2011, 7:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: I received my California Teaching Credential from Univ of Redlands after graduating from UC Riverside. Both were good schools but I did enjoy the beautiful small campus setting in Redlands...great professors too!
Name: Steve Hutchins ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 2, 2011, 4:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: St. George, Utah
Message: Mr. Bud Harvey, retired HHS math teacher, was from Redlands and graduated from Redlands U. He always wore a Redlands belt buckle. Mrs. Mary Ton, another former HHS teacher, was also from Redlands. I don't know if she attended the University but she did teach school there, and actually had Mr. Harvey in her class!
Name: Dick Arnold ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 2, 2011, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Indy, IN
Message: I am Dick Arnold, a researcher with the 35th Infantry Regiment Association. Robert Boelzner (class of '64) died in Vietnam as a member of Company A, 1/35th Infantry. To more fully honor Robert we are seeking his burial location. Thanks Dick
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 2, 2011, 3:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles
Message: Happy Birthday to you - My little sister Kathy!
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 2, 2011, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: George and Janet I too granduated from U of R. The campus is beautiful, and the administration building has been used in several movies. I got my BS there some moons ago. Two famous graduates of the U of R are John Raitt and Warren Christopher. I wonder how many other HHS grads attended the U of R. It was a private Lutheran college founded in, I believe, 1903. I could be a little off on the year.
Name: Jon Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 2, 2011, 12:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rich Hess. Anyone that ever knew Rich had the highest respect for him, he was a great guy. My condolences go out to the entire Hess Family.
Name: Patt Prewitt Deckard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 1, 2011, 5:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lancaster, SC
Message: Jimmy Hess I am so sorry for your loss of your brother. My Brother Chris HHS 67 lost his youngest son Kevin on Friday. We are in shock!
Name: Jim Hess ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 1, 2011, 2:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bishop Ca
Message: Last week I lost my best friend and brother. Rich Hess was in the class of 1969. Many of his close friends from that class spent alot of time remembering the good times they shared in Hawthorne and the continued friendship they still have. A memorial will be held sometime in the Spring.
Name: Lee Ann Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 1, 2011, 6:31 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vancouver , WA
Message: Sherry, I am totally with you. Thanks, John. This website has reunited me with my best friend, Pat (Kavanaugh) Bagby. Friends since kindergarten. I've visited her in NY twice and it has been just the greatest. Not to mention many others I have found - old and new friends. What a wonderful avenue this has been for all of us.
Name: Stacy Lopez ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 31, 2011, 2:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Whittier, CA
Message: I too, attended Keith's "celebration of life" service and wanted to share with everyone that after the service ended, I was talking with Mr. Key. He told me that if he would have thought of it sooner after all the "Cougars" raised their hands when called upon, he would have stood up and said "and I was the keeper of all these animals!" You gotta love 'em.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 31, 2011, 11:03 am - HHS Time
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: The class of '64' is having our reunion soon and it wouldn't have been possible without Cougartown. Thank you John for all the time you put into Cougartown for all of us. It is appreciated.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 31, 2011, 10:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: So sorry to read about your loss, Chris. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 31, 2011, 10:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: YORBA LINDA CA
Message: YES I TOO ATTENDED KEITH'S FUNERAL...WITH HELP FROM RON COLEMAN TERRY SHOEMAKER DENNIS GONSALVES AND TOM PEREZ ALL COUGARS HELPED MAKE MY WEEKEND BACK IN THE SOUTH BAY MEMORABLE AS ALWAYS TOUCHING "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" FOR A BIG MAN WITH A BIG HEART...STILL BUMMED OUT GEORGE KEY LOOKS YOUNGER THAN ME THOUGH SHEESH!! THINKING ABOUT BUYING A HARLEY..MAYBE THAT WILL HELP TOO ALL "COUGARS" I SAW AND SAID HI TOO..WE GOTTA GET TOGETHER MORE OFTEN AND UNDER BETTER CIRCUMSTANCES..TO THOSE I MISSED A COUGAR GREETING JUST REMEMBER I HOPE TO MAKE IT UP TO YA LATER THIS YEAR AT ONE OF THE MULTI YEAR REUNIONS MUCH LOVE TO ALL MY COUGAR FRIENDS AND LOVE TO ALL COUGARS WHO LUCKY TO BE AN HHS ALUMNI PUT IN A GOOD WORD FOR ME WITH THE BIG MAN KEITH..I COULD USE THE BROWNIE POINTS H 1 OUT!