Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 29, 2011, 10:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
No E-mail
Message: The weather forecast for this weekend looks promising and I hope lots of people will attend the Cruise Night on Saturday. I am looking forward to seeing lots of old friends (not you Judy, you are still young to me!) and am looking forward to meeting lots of new friends. Wayne, please bring your accordion even if John protests.
"Lady of Spain" by Myron Florin is my favorite song. See you all on Saturday. Thanks Bob
Name: Gary Hunter ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 28, 2011, 9:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Brea, California

Message: Hello fellow Cougars; I am posting today to pass on some sad news. Nancy Oviette Hunter(maiden name Valladares) Passed away on March 13 2011. Nancy was a graduate of Hawthorne High in 1958. Nancy was home schooled because she was restricted from attending classes do to a full body cast. She was a loving wife who gave me 4 children that have had 7 grandchildren in all.
Hi Gary, Very sorry to hear the news about Nancy. Our sincerest condolences to you and the rest of the Hunter and Valladares family members.
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 28, 2011, 6:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: San Pedro CA

Message: Good morning Cougars Thee Norm Steiner? Do you remember Sally and Mike Weathers? She said you were their adopted son. If so, email me at address above. I'm sure mom would love to hear from you again. She got a big smile when I mentioned your name. Everyone have a great day, Love ya Cathie
Name: Bill Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 27, 2011, 4:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Truckee, CA

Message: Hello all! Well, I have to admit I'd forgotten how Thorne-ians react to weather forcasts. After all, I've lived in the Tahoe-Truckee area since the late 1980's. So, when I had the chance to leave late Friday afternoon for the drive down to Cruise Night, I went for it. Interstate 80 had been closed for a good 24 hours due to heavy snow and whiteout conditions - been a reported 700 inches of snow over Donner Pass this winter, and God knows how many feet this past week alone. The forecast here was for another wallop of snow Friday night. The National Weather Service earlier in the day was forecasting a 20% chance of rain for Hawthorne Saturday. I was able to drive as far as Lone Pine for the night. Saturday, drove about as far as Mojave before I realized I had a message from my loved one at home, telling me the Cruise was postponed. What I'll do next time is not chance the 8 hour drive (in good weather) if there's ANY chance of weather down there. Guess I'm not a flatlander anymore. Oh, and by the way, Norm Steiner drove all the way from Bend, OR. We were looking forward to being together again in Hawthorne, just like the old days. Thankfully, he had other family business in the area, so it wasn't a bust.
Hey Bill, sorry we missed you as we had .0000000482 inches of rain on Saturday and you know how we Haytowners hate bad weather Maybe we'll see you for the August Cruise if it's not over 75 degrees.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 27, 2011, 4:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, Ca.

Message: Cougar Sighting...I spotted a familiar looking fellow at a west Torrance dinner party last night. As I racked my brain trying to remember where I knew him from, he was likewise trying to figure out who I was. It turned out to be Larry Robertson from the great class of 1969. We enjoyed a memory-filled visit with Larry and his wife Barbara. It was fun swapping stories and catching up on the 40-plus years since we last saw each other. He told a great Wayne Dickey story about an event that took place at the intersection of Century and Prairieā€¦. Larry looks good, still has most of his hair, and is planning retirement in Arizona in the not too distant future.
Hey Carl Thanks very much for a great Cougar Sighting.
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 27, 2011, 7:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: San Pedro CA

Message: Happy Sunday Cougars Yes Wayne, they came in cherry and black licorice. Mine(cherry)were in the box as I showed them off (the package,John) till they got tossed in spring clean up. Don't forget Licorice Pizza too. Smelling incense, eating free licorice as ya thumbed through the latest records ya wanted to buy. Dry as a bone it was at Fosters last night and a few did show. Mertle from Haw. Mem.ctr. youth canteen dances was my biggest surprise! A nice guy Jim with great memories, my bros. fencing partner and THEE Gary Shambaugh. John and Cindy had the Cool car. That was just the warm up. Next week's surely gonna be a blast! Don't be square, be there. It's amazingly Fun. Paco, just get a new compass and tell the old one ya still love it. Dress in layers, it still gets cold and pants would be good. I showed up in my mansion costume so don't worry about dress, there's one in every crowd. Enjoy your day! Cathie
Sorry for the mix up, everyone. Next week will be Cruise Night.....unless it rains.
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 26, 2011, 9:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: La Verne, CA

Message: Glad for the reschedule to next Sat. Currently in Pleasanton for the GoodGuys Rod & Custom show ... in the rain. Now I know why I moved back to SoCal from Indy ... less snow ... cheers 'n gears to all Cougs. See ya Sat. PS: truly like the historic Paco pics.
See you then, Dick.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 26, 2011, 12:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: John, sorry, I won't be able to make the cruise tonight. For some reason I can only go north, I'm currently in Santa Clarita. Wayne, do they make edible starch?
Name: Judy Degrazia ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 26, 2011, 10:56 am - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: Well, if Cruise Night is next Saturday, so is the 24 hour RELAY FOR LIFE CANCER WALK at Hawthorne High School's track. We'll be there walking for the Hawthorne VFW post. Can't hurt walk the walk for 30 minutes in the time frame. It starts at 9:00 am and goes till Sunday at 9:am. You can kill 2 birds with 1 stone so to speak. You can enter the gates on Broadway and Sundale Ave. Wayne Dickey~~~~the health dept. says that etible panties should be kept refrigerated until use. We learn as we go.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 26, 2011, 10:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, Wayne; LOL, based on your (close to censored) story, maybe those edible thingies you ate & refered to were really Prune flavored & in your amoris haste, you just thought they tasted like Cherry. That would explain the Throne in the AM. Jorge
Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 26, 2011, 10:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Redlands, CA

Message: John, I'm glad I read your post this morning rerescheduling the Cruse-In to next week. I'll alert my minions and let them know it's going to be next week. Thanks for the heads up.
I've called a few and ask them to spread the word too. I imagine some will still show up.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 26, 2011, 9:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: Watch it be dry as a bone tonight at Foster's.
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 26, 2011, 8:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: la palma, ca.

Message: Catherine! You did bring up a memory from my sketchy past. Life was experimentive in the 70's. I met this girl and as the night wore on, clothes came off and low and behold, there they were, edible underwear. Staring me right in the face. I had only heard of them, but never had I witnessed them in person. What was I to do? Well they tasted good (cherry) I think. I will leave the the details to all of your imaginations. Well the next morning, as I awoke to a grumbling in my stomach. I spent the next few hours worshiping the porcelain statue. It took a long time for me to devour edible underwear again. I think it is an acquired taste!
Isn't this a family website? I apologize for Wayne, Mom. See you and Donna next Saturday buddy.
Name: Robuck Catherine ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 26, 2011, 7:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: San Pedro CA

Message: Good Morning Cougars OH BOO-HOO! At Disney Resort they slide on 99 cent store rain panchos,trash bags umbrellies etc. and keep on going! Since we have another week to get ready everyone will be there right? No house hermits allowed on April 2,2011. Be true to your school cause HHS rules! Have a great Saturday Love to all Cathie
See you next Saturday, Cathie
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 25, 2011, 7:58 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Rats. They're forecasting rain in Hawthorne tomorrow night and I won't be going in the rain. John, couldn't you DO SOMETHING???
I know, I've been getting email from people saying the same thing. Let's do it next weekend. If there are people coming from out of town, I'm very sorry but we just can't buck the rain at Fosters.
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 24, 2011, 1:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: el segundo

Message: Yes, if it doesn't rain, count me in also for cruise night. I don't own a coat, so will there be heaters or a fire pit? :)
I'll bring the firewood, you bring the match.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 24, 2011, 11:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA

Message: Just want to let you all know that Hawthorne now has it's own Historical Society. A group of us older Haytowners got together a few months ago, wanting a place to preserve and conserve Hawthorne History. Well after a few meetings we've finally elected some Officers and are on our way. If you'd like to learn more about the Historical Society, please go here. It's a brand new website, going online last night, so Google and the rest of the search engines haven't even had time to find it yet. If you'd like to help out by joining and/or volunteering your services we would be ever so grateful as like any new entity, help and funding are critical. Thanks Cougs for listening. We are very confident that we'll have the physical museum up and running by mid-summer.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 24, 2011, 9:17 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester, CA

Message: Very funny Eric - (at the last reunion meeting I asked to see the wine list and the response was Red and White!) Even though FF doesn't serve cabernet, Cal and I plan to drive the olds to cruise night, (unless it rains). I hope to see a lot of early 70's Cougars there.
See you and Cal there, Noreen. It's looking like a great turnout for Cruise Night.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 24, 2011, 8:48 am - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls ID
No E-mail
Message: Well golly Eric Larson ... So nice of you to mention walkers, etc. for the 60's group. At least the 60's group was mentioned. What about us lively ones from the 50's group. We're not dead yet buddy! And some of the rides the 50's group has will beat your rides any day of the week. haha! Be sure to introduce yourselves to us!
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2011, 8:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Thanks Judy! For those of you who can't find a stamp and envelope or who will be at Foster's anyway, bring your donation (I'll have envelopes on hand to seal them in) and Jan and Judy are coming too so we can turn over any donations right then and there. Remember, and I sincerely mean this, NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL. I figure if we can cough up some $$ for the Beach Boys, we can surely kick in a few bucks for our Veteran heroes. Thank you all in advance. See you Saturday night - bring your smiles and your Hawthorne stories!! George Key, are you coming by? Patty V???
Name: Judy Degrazia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2011, 11:16 am - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: For those that want to contribute to the Hawthorne Veterans Memorial Restoration Fund, for repairs & upgrades.
Make check out to: HAWTHORNE VFW POST 2075 and add on the Memo line: Veterans Memorial Restoration Fund.
Please mail your check addressed To:
ATTN: Bob Steinhauer
4563 W 131st
Hawthorne CA 90250
PLEASE NOTE: It's very important that you draw attention to Bob Steinhauer on the front of the envelope.
Thanks so much, there's a lot of work to be done to keep our memorials in good shape.
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2011, 10:34 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX

Message: Susan - Is there an address that the out-of-town Cougars can send donations to the Post for the monument refurbishment?
I just sent an email to Jan Blomsterberg. He will let us know. Thanks Sharon, for asking and donating.
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2011, 7:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: el segundo

Message: Thankfully I can't say anything about my brothers jock strap. What I can comment on is, come rain or shine on cruise night, he'll be wearing shorts!
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2011, 7:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: CRESTVIEW- FL

Message: Brian Wilson News - reference THE WRECKING CREW an independent film by Denny Tedesco son of Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco- this documentary has been in the making for over 10 years. A special screening will take place in Long Beach on April 3rd at Noon at the Art Theater Long Beach. Denny is seeking funds to present the film thru US Distribution- ticket sales go to this funding - Anyone interested in watching the finest Feature Length Movie ever made about the Good Vibrations "sound" & wanting to see Brian Wilson in a Movie should seriously try to go to this event. For more info {}
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2011, 7:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Hello Cougs; Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday night. Cruise night is always great. Oh and just a note to Eric Larson class of 70. You'll be able to tell which "Senior Scooters" belong to us early 60's folks, ours are the ones with posi-traction and dual quads. Love ya, mean it; M.S.
YEAH MAN, See you Saturday Mike.
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2011, 7:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: San Pedro CA

Message: Good morning Remember the movie HOOK? Peter Pan couldn't fly when he got too grown-up. With no promise of tomorrow, We Live, Love and Laugh today, go Cougars! Bells ring on everything except chinese fire drills, care to explain?Girls, you can pin um, I will explain at email above. Fouls for stalling? the cute ones, yea. You musta been a blast Alan. Conservative of course, there's a time and place for everything! Wayne, Donna and the 30th? I'm waiting. Maybe Wayne will tell us at Fosters. I hope to see lots of back in the day friends, do try your best to come out and play, OK? Love Ya Cathie