Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 23, 2011, 4:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Claremont, CA

Message: I, on the other hand, had a REAL Cougar sighting. And so did Dick Dixon. I saw Dick at the huge car show in LaVerne and hailed him. We talked for a few minutes, and went our ways. Neither of us had a car in the show. Hundreds of cars but only two Studebakers: a really customized Fifties Hawk and a '59 Lark 2-door--almost identical to the one I had in high school, except for the beautiful paint and the small block Chevy. Can't wait to get my '41 Stude going.
Hey Ron, 41 Studebaker: Ed Lenarth had a 41 Stude sedan back in the early 60s with, as I recall, an Olds with about 8 2 barrels. What a ride.
Dick Dixon stood me up for breakfast last Tuesday. I'm not talking to him
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 23, 2011, 3:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA

Message: For all you Cougars who attended York School in the 60s I had a good sighting today although not a Cougar sighting. I was in Torrance so I thought I'd stop and say hi to our old principal Ken Blake. I caught him at home and wanted to invite him to our next cruise night as he still has the white MG he used to drive to school in the 60s. Mrs. Blake was very gracious and let me have a talk with him but sadly he is besieged with Ahltzeimers and his eyesight is failing. He does indeed still have the white MG but is not up to joining us at cruise night. It was well worth the effort though! Happy Easter to all Cougars wherever you may be!
Hey Clark, Thanks for the update and Happy Easter.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 23, 2011, 9:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca,/ Hanalei HI,

Message: Hi Gang! I,ve been hard down for awhile with some serious lung problems. I,ve been trying to catch up here on CT. I'm on the mend for now. Just want to say hope ya all have a good Easter! Been thinking about Easter and the easter egg hunts we had in our large backyard..... Because i was the youngest in the family .... my brother and sister were basicly in charge of hiding the eggs.... Which meant it was very challeging to find them .... And that meant some wouldn't be found until around June / July or longer . And as some may remember , They were beyond edible .(rotten) Sooo If you were the recipiant of a rotten egg thrown at your car @ 4623 120th,st,.. SORRY.. And JB Im going to be going thru a lot of stuff my Mom had left me . She was very involved in the Hawthorne womens club and Hawthorne garden club for many years. Their may be some useful historical items for the new Hawthorne Historical group your putting together! While i was in the hospital i met a dude from P.V., class of 69 ..It's not a Cougar sighting but we shared a lot of memories of south bay! Sorry i missed the cruise night , i wanted to suprise ya all. with my 64 CJ 5 Jeep. But i was just too hard down . Again have a happy Easter! Jim
Hi Jim, Happy Easter to you and yours. Yes I'm sure your mom's things will be of interest to the Hawthorne Historical Society. Many people have old memorabilia from Hawthorne's past and just don't know what to do with it. Please consider contacting the Hawthorne Historical Society in this respect. Thanks Jim for the note and hope you're feeling better. See you at the next Cruise Night in August.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 23, 2011, 9:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA

Message: All Cougar Alum, As you probably know, state funding for our school's athletic programs is just not there and the HHS Football program needs our help.
Football is on a comeback trail at HHS with our new coach, Joe Kanach. Football instills school pride and spirit that sets the tone for the whole school year. Joe is a hell of a coach, but needs some support that is not coming from the state of CA. Please read Joe's letter to our Cougartown Alumni. We've stepped up in the past for the renovation of Nyman Hall, Beach Boys Monument, etc. I'm sure, with your help, we can raise the ante for HHS Football too. This is grass roots at it's best, Cougars. Let's all do what we can, like we have in the past, and make Hawthorne High Football what it used to be. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave your feedback here or email Coach Joe at
Thanks very much Cougs for all your support, now, and in the past.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 22, 2011, 9:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA
No E-mail
Message: OK John, I see two different dates for the "Good Neighbor's Day". Please change the date under my comment to July 16, 2011 because the 17th is Disneyland's "Birthday". Guess where I will be...
Hey Chris, You mean being at Disneyland 85 times a year doesn't cut it for you? That is GOOFY
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 22, 2011, 9:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview Florida

Message: Esther, Happy Easter, your way too way easy , Lonely Guy was Little Richard, here is the tune on You Tube (link){ }Any one who wants to listen to Doo Wop oldies - try the You Tube Channel called PJDooWop?þ, the guy has over 1000 45's on his channel strictly shubop & doo wop really nice music no commercials & no filler -just pure oldies . Wishing all Cougartown a very wonderful & Blessed Easter, God's Love & Grace to you all.
Esther, it is STILL the Gallahads. Neil, you just have to quit jumping at the first Google you run across. You aren't old enough either Happy Easter man.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 22, 2011, 6:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods
No E-mail
Message: Re: "Good Neighbor's Day"...where is the venue for the Dave Marks/Al Jardine concert?
Hi Steve, It will be on Halcap field.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 22, 2011, 4:12 am - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido, ca.

Message: I am sorry to say I do not know the group who sings lonely, lonely guy! I researched it a little and could only find "I’m just a lonely,lonely boy” and came up with Paul Anka and also Eddie Beregrina as recording the song… so who is the group that sings “just a lonely, lonely guy”
You are a little young to know that one, Esther. "The Gallahads"
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 21, 2011, 7:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA
No E-mail
Message: I saw that Cindy Whittaker's cousin "Shotgun Tom Kelly", DJ on KRTH, will be in Hawthorne this Saturday April 23rd from 10-12 at the Home Depot on Ocean Gate Avenue. I won't be able to make it but I hope that some of you will give him a Cougar welcome. Cindy was Class of 1976.
Thanks Chris... If you can't make that one, make Good Neighbors Day at Hawthorne High on the 16th of July. It'll be a fun day for all our Cougar Alumni.
Name: Loretta and Larry Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 21, 2011, 7:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1962
City & State: Hawthorn

Message: Nice touch with the music John, I Love it..All Have a Happy Easter.. Always a COUG
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 21, 2011, 7:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: oregon city, oregon

Message: Esther, The "B" side of tutti frutti by lil Richard is the original "I am a lonely lonely guy". What kind of PRIZE will JB give if the group we hear now can be named.
Hey Carl, Where have YOU been for the last 3 years dude? Welcome back. That answer's too easy.
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 21, 2011, 2:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX

Message: Happy Easter to all. If the Easter Bunny leaves any of those licorice jelly beans on your doorstep, check them carefully before eating:)
I love licorice jelly beans. Send them to me.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 21, 2011, 8:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido ,ca.

Message: I love the music that comes on when selecting feedback……I hadn’t heard it before, very nice but short…thanks...Happy Easter to everyone!
Happy Easter Esther.
Name: Myrna Wood ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 19, 2011, 8:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bell
Class: 1966
City & State: Nevada City (for now)
No E-mail
Message: And I'll wheel Gordon to that 1-0-2 reunion!
Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 19, 2011, 1:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Yuma, AZ
No E-mail
Message: I was sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Lafferty. She was my 4th grade teacher at Jose Sepulveda. We had just moved from LA and she was my first teacher in Hawthorne. Her classes were great. Our field trips included the ferry from San Pedro to Terminal Island, going to the harbor, the train depot in LA (oh boy we met Debbie Reynolds dad who worked on the locomotives - he handed out pictures of his daughter) and other trips. Hers was one of the few classes I truly enjoyed. She made learning fun. My thoughts are with her family.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 19, 2011, 11:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: OK, Sue. You can join us. You'll have to change John's diapers though. The rest of us will be rockin and rollin in our chairs!! (My grandmother did the Polka at her 103rd birthday)'s in the genes. Oh yeah Dan, let's not forget the blender, for the food and the drinks!
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 18, 2011, 8:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
No E-mail
Message: Sue they won't even know you are there. John did you mean now or then? And it gives a new verse to the old Beatles song, will you still love me will you still need when I'm 1-0-2
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 18, 2011, 6:16 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: OK Dan and Janet - Sister Sharon and I will go to your 102 reunion - we'll be there as on site caregivers and support staff or executive assistants to the organizers. We'll only be 88 and 90 years old. It's a date.
Do you change diapers too??
Name: Jo Ann Dickson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 18, 2011, 2:02 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sexton
Class: 1970
City & State: Norco, CA

Message: My husband Ron(class of 67) and I went to a surprise birthday party for Linda Begando Ridenour (class of 69)who only lives 2 blocks from Ron and I, on Saturday. Saw some Cougars there from various classes. Karen Considine Bos (class of 70) who I have been looking for for over 25 years and was so happy to see, Gary Harmon(class of 67) former HHS Cheerleader back in 67', and Bill Begando (class of 72). It was great!!! We all had a blast reuniting! happy you, Linda and I finally got reunited! Thanks for the surprise for both Linda and I!!!
Hey Jo Ann, That's what it's all about. Glad you and Ron are reconnecting.
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 18, 2011, 1:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA

Message: I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Lafferty. I did not have her as a teacher, but I went to school with her son Barry. I had heard that Mrs. Lafferty was tough, but that nobody ever forgot what they learned from her. My condolences to Barry and the rest of his family.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 18, 2011, 11:15 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: Many of you may have read this over the weekend but I feel it needs mentioning here on Cougartown as well. Edna Margaret Lafferty (1919-2011) passed away last Thursday at the age of 92. I always just knew her as Mrs. Lafferty. My brother John and her second son Tim - both from the class of 1970 are best friends still to this day. While I never had Mrs. Lafferty as a teacher - I know many of you did. In my memories of her - she was always a lady.
Thanks Anita, I'm sure many of our Cougars remember her.
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 17, 2011, 9:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance,Ca.

Message: OK Janet, The pressure is on. The class of 62 turns 102. You will have to be there too, along with the remaining class of 62. We can compare walkers, surgeries and medications. I will show you my scars, if you show me yours. Well maybe some of them. Fight on HHS class of 1962 Dan Dye.
Name: Jeanne Burk Carrillo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 17, 2011, 4:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: burk
Class: 1969
City & State: Hemet, CA

Message: Been a long while since I checked in. Cougartown growing leaps and bounds, what a great job John. I am really going to try to make it to cruise night in august...I will have to find a place to spend the night so don't have to drive all the way back to Hemet, but will work something out. Good to be back in So. Calif.
Hey Jeanne, Welcome back and hope to see you in August.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 16, 2011, 7:24 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: OK Dan, the class of '62 turns 102....get started on it!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 16, 2011, 8:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, Clark; Concensus has it, your still what is known as a Stalker LOL.Jorge
Name: joseph mailander ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 16, 2011, 7:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: los angeles ca

Message: Hey John let me say once again that I LOOOVVVVE YOU MAAAANNNN and also me to profess my love of some others too right now. If you want to talk Cougar sightings, I had them in bushels yesterday--Sharon and Susan, Jill Mac, Sandy Bell--all part of the fun loving but a bit dangerous-to-know diaspora KONNIE KRISLOCK turned loose on the greater world! The occasion was the National Scholastic Press Association's annual conference held this weekend in Anaheim and top executive Krislock is still running everything within the thirty-mile zone of scholastic journalism but also finds a way to make time for all of us keepers of the flame too! Local notables Steve Lopez and Ling sisters Lisa and Laura absolutely rocked the house of thousands of young scribes from around the country. If anyone ever frets for the future of journalism, all I ever have to say about that is don't bother worrying too much, because Konnie's kids, now spanning four decades and numbering in the thousands, will take care of it all. A rare pleasure to be a part of such a promising, upbeat and optimistic weekend and also to see more Cougs than ever involved with the big conference!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 15, 2011, 9:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Hey Jim Sloey: You must have gotten an A in a creative writing course at HHS! Just got up to date with feedback and got a good laugh from your fiction about me at the Cheesecake factory! That'll be the day I have to bribe folks to identify themselves as Cougars! I just developed a good "gift of gab in high school and I'm good at starting casual conversation. Do I sense a little bit of envy because I turn up so many sightings!? I just think it's a good idea to let as many folks as possible know about Cougartown and enjoy it's benefits like I do! The more the merrier, I'm sure our Kahuna JB will agree!
You go Clark!!