Name: Bob Faulkner (helpes) ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 16, 2011, 6:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: big river, calif

Message: i have some sad news to share. while searching facebook, i learned that a fellow Cougar alum c/o 63 alva lee lamb has passed on august 7, 2010 in huntington beach. al was the best man at my wedding and a childhood friend. he will be missed by all those who knew him.
Thanks Bob for the information on Al. Always a sad day when we lose our friends.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 15, 2011, 8:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Tucson, AZ

Message: I love Jake 'n Jude's idea. I sent mine. I earned every one of my wrinkles.
You look great Ricki.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 15, 2011, 8:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: JB- I'm giving you the silent treatment for asking Sue to be your Valentine, but I guess I have to s-p-e-l-l it out or you won't get it.
Hey Patty, at my age I'm always looking for some kind of treatment......silent is good
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 15, 2011, 7:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Was the drug store at the corner of Hawthorne and Broadway ever called Broadway Drug? Maybe that's just what we referred to it as because of the location? Judy you definitely found a good one, and there's nothing wrong with Moose Munch! (well maybe he could have slipped just a couple diamonds in there). Jake and Judy, you guys still look wonder you wanted to post your current picture... now if I could just find one of mine... not!
Hey Janet, Lots of people this morning have been sending in their recent photos and they all look great. Thanks to all for the updates. OH, Mastin drug store was always called that since it opened in the 1930s.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 15, 2011, 7:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca,/ Hanalei HI,

Message: ... I agree with Jacoben .Post a current photo of yourself with your grad pic that's why i do it , Im sure I,ve been standing in line someplace and wondering could that be ??
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 15, 2011, 6:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: Hello everyone, As I wrote earlier about my son's surgery, it went well. No complications. Went smooth. Thanks to all for your prayers and well wishers.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 15, 2011, 3:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Wasn't it (Mastin Drugs) on the S/E corner of Hawthorne and Broadway? Seems Brian Tully and I would spend our hard earned paper money at the fountain there.
Name: Paul Clark ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 15, 2011, 11:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: hawthorne, california

Message: Photo is of the Southeast corner of Hawthorne Boulevard and 136th Street. (Across 136th was Shillings or later called Richard's Market)
Thanks Paul.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 15, 2011, 10:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: Re: Grolmus Electric Co. returns a link, which shows the same picture. There is one comment in response that it was at 136th St.and Hawthorne, circa 1957, on the southeast corner, which would be perhaps between Lloyd Dennee's Hardware and the Bluebird Liquor Store.
Thanks John, that puts it right where I was thinking, just across from A&W.
Name: Jake N Jude ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 15, 2011, 10:23 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jacobsen
Class: 1960
City & State: KUNA, ID

Message: John I have a question. We see the faces of most all the Cougs in their glory days. But why can't we get all these kids, I say kids because most are younger than I, to get a new pic up there now, post high school, as we are in the present. We're all very brave having written in to this site and baring our hearts and souls. I think we should all fess up and put a pic up for the site that shows that we're all equal and we have AGED and as you and I know it don't make any sense to hide your looks or feelings. As you always say don't miss your reunions no matter what you feel if you can possibly make it happen. AND I mean a present pic, within the last few years. That would be cool. Wha'da think C-Town? Old pic...New pic..side by side. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Hey Russ, we are already doing that (See Sharon Bierman, Anita Harmon, Eric Larson, etal). Cougs, if you want a current picture shown with your high school pic, please send me one and I'll add it.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 7:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Anita; The reason the tradition stopped, is, they can't find a box that will hold a five pound Burrito or BBQ ribs, that does not leak grease or BBQ sauce all over the place. Jorge
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 6:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Yes John, I'd love to be your valentine though I've got alot of competition. Don't tell Patty V or she'll be all over this!!! Oh, I guess you'd better not tell Darryl either. And to my first valentine, Mike Backus, Happy Hearts Day! To all of Cougartown, Happy Valentine's Day -kiss your sweetie!
Too late, Valentines Day is over.
Name: Judy Degrazia~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 3:16 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Blomsterberg
Class: 1964
No E-mail
Message: OK... The King just came home with my Valentine's gift...and no, it wasn't 4 more diamonds for my ring! Here's what I'm worth to him.. A 4.5 OZ BOX OF DISNEY MOOSE MUNCH.. ( better known to most as poppycock ) AND A CARD.. The card cost more than the Moose Munch..and btw--he gets a cash discount of 40%! He keeps yelling in to eat the Moose Munch as there are 4 diamonds in there some where. He knows I'm on a diet too.. lose/lose for me today, but I can't think about it today, I'll think about it tomorrow. (Scarlet O'Hara )
I love that Moose Munch stuff. I thought that was Harry and David, not Mickey Mouse. Hide it from him, say you ate it, and give it to me.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 2:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969

Message: Okay...take the commercialization out of Valentine's Day and flash back to elementary school when you made your own Valentine's Day cards out of pink and red construction paper and a paper doily. It really didn't matter what it said -- it really was the thought that counted. And remember decorating a box for boxed lunch day? I vaguely remember the girls having to draw names from the boys in our class, then decorating a shoe box or something similar and bringing them lunch in it on Valentines day. I can only remember doing that once and I think it was 3rd grade. Have a SWEET day JB!
Try that nowadays and see how far it goes. Thanks Anita.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 1:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Happy birthday Doris. Sorry you have so few diamonds Judy Wudy. LOL The biggest and best diamond you have is Janny Wanny. I've been married 25 years this year, maybe I should start lobbying for a newer, bigger ring. I could withhold cooking and cleaning, and nurturing from Jim. Oh wait, I guess you have to do something before you can stop doing something. Happy Valentines day to everyone on CT.
Happy Valentines Day Sharon.
Name: Petey Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 8:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Oregon

Message: Happy Valentine's Day! Also… A very Happy Birthday to Dear Doris, Princess of CT.
Happy "V" day Petey.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 8:31 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: Happy Valentine's Day King John! Good thing I checked into CT- I thought V-Day was tomorrow!
V day (not to be confused with VE or VJ day) is today Patty and Happy Valentines day to you and the rest of the Saville/Valencia brood.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 8:20 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks

Message: Doris, it's your birthday and it's Valentines Day! That should mean TWICE the fun! Happy Birthday~
Hey Doris Jean, Happy B day and V day to you.
Name: Karen Bearns ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 8:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972

Happy Valentines day Karen and Comet Boy!!!
Name: Judy Degrazia-blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 7:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance

Message: FEB 14 ~~ VALENTINE'S DAY 2011: 11 Years ago today, Janny gave me my engagement/wedding ring...... I love that ring but the problem is that it only has 7 diamonds and I've done 11 years! Time to upgrade, Mr. Noodleman. Happy Valentine's day to my lover, my husband, one of the the sweetest men I've ever met and my best friend. I'd be in a foxhole with you anytime and I love the snot outta ya! (how's that for romantic Sidney)
I thought I was your best friend.....7 diamonds is way to many. Save the big one and hock the rest.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 14, 2011, 6:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Happy Valentine's Day John! You are a SWEETHEART!!
Well thank you Sue. Would you be my Valentine?
Name: Patti Barry ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 13, 2011, 6:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1979
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: I actually had one (a Cougar sighting) a few weeks ago as well that I forgot to report. Zach (the lap dog) and I saw Bev Steinhauer on the strand at Marine St on MLK day in January. She had her cute little wiener dog with her. Haven't seen her since 1979!
They all count Patti, thanks again.
Name: Patti Barry ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 13, 2011, 4:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1979
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: Cougar sighting... Rhonda La Blanc Hoffarth and Tom Hoffarth at American Martyrs this morning. Fun stuff!

Good one Patti, thanks very much and keep them coming.
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 13, 2011, 3:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday Dave Amour. It was really good to see you at our last reunion.
Happy Birthday Dave.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 11, 2011, 1:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview FL

Message: On HHS Cougar of 69 Rich Greedus' Passing, he is the last of the Greedus clan. I loved him as a brother for 50 years. His grandfather, Andrew Greedus was the right hand man of Henry Ford! Rich told me how Ford relied on “Andy” to build and tinker and design many of Ford’s ideas, Ford was of German heritage and spoke with a thick accent, so Grandfather Greedus became known as HANDY around the Ford Assembly Line in Detroit, actually filling the position of Henry Ford’s Handy-Man. The story was especially powerful to me because I was named after our Great Grand Uncle Hector P. MacNeil, who in fact was the go-to / Handyman of Alexander Graham Bell. I told Rich since Bell & Ford were contemporaries that it is quite possible Uncle Hector & Grandpa Handy probably knew each other also …small world!
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 11, 2011, 11:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: el segundo

Message: I'm feeling kind of left out here...I think I'm the only person that Clark hasn't bumped in to and we live in neighboring towns too!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 10, 2011, 10:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA

Message: Another Cougar sighting!!...At a super bowl party last Sunday I met Robert Estrada(HHS'90). Robert is currently principal at Jefferson elementary in Lennox! Another highly achieving Cougar! Hey Joe Mailander: Come to the next cruise night Joe and I'll give you the five bucks I promised you for those kind comments in your last post..just kidding, I know it was ten!
Hey Clark, MAAANN are you out Cougar hunting or what Thanks much.
Name: Joseph Mailander ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 10, 2011, 2:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: los angeles

Message: Hey John, as you now I LOVVE YOU MAAAAAANNNN and I love that Millman guy too. I would like to add a little bit to the narrative of that big stick of Ted Hastings that helped HHS defeat the top team in the state in 1974. I happened to be standing next to teacher Bill Featherstone as that play unfolded--I was doing my service as a Knight and Featherstone was down with me. Hastings came up very big with the stick, as Clark says, and the fans were indeed stunned--there was a collective gasp on our sidelines on the east end of HalCap Field. Featherstone turned to me, and said, "That's the greatest tackle I've ever seen in my life." You know, I have seen a few tackles myself in subsequent years and I know this: none were more memorable. None. And I should add this: it was the youngster Millman that kicked the field goal in that game, an entirely rare occurrence in itself for HHS, that sealed the victory over the top-ranked team. That was a great gridiron moment at HHS, certainly one of the best ever, and people remember two things from that game: Hastings' big stop and Millman's big FG. For those of us who knew Ted from intermediate school, it was the fruition of a grand journey distilled into a most appropriate moment, as he was far and away the dominant athlete at our school in 7th and 8th grade, when I had many basketball battles with him that ended in heartbreak for yours truly but also in admiration for a man we knew at Hawthorne Intermediate as "The Kid." Peace and boat drinks, Joseph
See now, that is the stuff we need more of, here on the old feedback page. Good old HHS stories. Thanks Joseph for sharing yours, and if anyone has MORE HHS stories, sports or non-sports, please do not hesitate to add them here.