Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 20, 2011, 6:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Jude and I would like to personally thank everyone for their well wishes on our big anniversary of last week. We would especially like to thank Jerry Miles and our Man, John Baker, without whose help that little tribute to my wife would have never happened. Thanks again to all. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
You are welcome, Russ and Judi. Thanks for sticking around for 50 years.
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 20, 2011, 6:36 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX

Message: Ah, Neville Brand - most probably don't know the name but if you've watched any old movies you'd recognize the face. Quite often playing a villian, Neville Brand was always one of my favorites and when George mentioned his name, a picture of Neville brand wearing a black shirt, a lock of hair hanging down a little in the front, and an evil smile came immediately to mind. Wow, a Cougartown memory jogger early on a Monday morning!
Name: Karen Le Maistre ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 19, 2011, 6:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Masters
Class: 1972
City & State: Hollyglen, CA

Message: Tony...Danny Rael passed away January 13, 2008. My understanding was that he died of complications from diabetes. Danny was a great guy and has been truly missed. Rest in Peace, Danny.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 19, 2011, 11:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, JB, guys & gals; In his day, John Wayne, "was the man" in Cowboy Westerns and/or any war movie he played in, hands down, PILGRIMS. Nevil Brand & Audie Murphy were second. Those of you that don't recognize the name Nevil Brand, he was the 2nd most decorated veteran of WWII, behind Audie Murphy. Jorge
Name: Tony Domenick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 19, 2011, 9:30 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: long beach, ca

Message: I read in the tribute section that Danny Rael had died. Can anyone tell me how or when he passed? Thank you.
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 18, 2011, 10:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: I was at the Hawthorne VFW this afternoon and recognized Jan. Thanks JB1 for the 'now' pictures, and thanks Jan for introducing me to Judy. I thought 'THE' Dude was John Wayne. Oh thats right, he was the 'Duke'. Never mind! Happy Father's Day to all that it applies to.
John Wayne was no DUDE man.
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 18, 2011, 6:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: Happy Father's Day to all the proud daddies out there in Cougarland. Hope each of you have a real good day tomorrow.
Happy Fathers Day Greg.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 18, 2011, 6:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: central coast

Message: I have received no less than 45 emails wanting to know who this Mailander dude is and when are we eating. So...what's the answer to that one, huh? The dude btw is really Jeff Bridges aka the big well you know, Mailander is not thee dude.
His middle name is Labowski. So he is thee Dude.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 18, 2011, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: I DID just invite US - no worries - Joseph will be our guide. : ))
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 17, 2011, 8:51 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Hey Baker - you set it up and I'll meet you at Mailander's for a meal and a FABULOUS visit. The digs are very special and his lady, Lily, is so sweet you'll give her honorary Cougarship on the spot. The stories will go on and on and we'll lose track of time. Sharon and Konnie would likely meet us there. I'll bring the wine and snacks and the Mailanders have ambience and hospitality unparalleled. Sis and I will bring the yearbooks for Joseph to peruse, Konnie will bring energy we ALL envy and you can bring, well, the special Cougar magic you have. Joe! John! Pick a date!!!XOXO
Happiest 50th Anniversary to the darling couple - Jake and Jude! I have so enjoyed the sweetness of your love affair and you inspire me. I wish you many, happy, more! And a special nod to Michael Angle today for his birthday. Our connection is his younger brother John, and the exchange Mike and I shared some years ago about John's passing. He'll never know how he changed me with that sharing. I wish you happiness and a great birthday weekend!!
Sue, Did you just invite yourself to the inner city? That's like walking, uninvited, into the land of Oz, isn't it?
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 17, 2011, 7:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido ca

Message: Happy 50th Anniversary to Jake and Judi. Congratulations to the two of you on your 50th The video is sweet…..such a romantic idea/gift for your wife.
Happy Anniversary JAKE AND JUDI ! !
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 17, 2011, 6:52 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido ca

Message: I lost my father at a young age, but I loved him and always remember how special he was...HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL COUGAR FATHERS AND FATHERS ALL OVER THE WORLD
Happy Fathers Day.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 17, 2011, 6:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: I never heard of A or Z periods. In the 50's we had 8 periods each day. 1st period started at 8 am, 8th period got out at 4 pm. We had 5 or 6 classes per day. Periods 4 & 5 were lunch periods with 1/2 the school at lunch 4th period and the other 1/2 5th period. It was nice having a whole hour for lunch.
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 17, 2011, 4:12 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Trott
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw

Message: To a great couple...Jake and Jude, Happy 50th Anniversary! May you have many, many more.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 17, 2011, 2:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: John Crotty, I missed your birthday. Happy belated BD. John C, you're the best. Hope you had a great day.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 17, 2011, 1:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
No E-mail
Message: What a great tribute to a WONDERFUL COUPLE on their 50 years of marriage! WOW! If everyone could have a marriage as sweet as yours, Mr. and Mrs. Jacobsen, I would say everyone should be married! HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and think I'll celebrate with you ... all by myself! Kisses and hugs to you both!
Name: Joseph Mailander ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 16, 2011, 10:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: hawthorne, CA

Message: Hey John, it must be said at the top that I LOOOVVVE YOOOUUU MAAAAANNNNN and of course I'm going to spread that love around a little bit because there are simply too many people to love. I wanted to let you know that I had a massive COUGAR SIGHTING ten days ago. This one was arranged, as I actually coerced someone from greater Hawthorne aka the South Bay to come up to the Inner City and have lunch. Clark Millman not only arrived dutifully for pizza at Masa but also bent my ear about so many Cougs (and even many of their old vehicles of sturdy Detroit iron) that it almost made me regret misplacing my yearbooks all those years ago! Never let it be omitted from the record that Millman still holds the HHS record in the pole vault to add to his gridiron heroic moments--there aren't many HHS track records from our Neo-Jurassic Era still standing but his vault is one of them. I do believe I owe Millman lunch (but I owe everybody lunch) and I am eager to do it again, and maybe someone will even give me the hepatitis shot so I can clear the checkpoints and come down to the South Bay to do it! Susie Sun King is correct, I do regret not translating that Latin phrase before anyone else, but I just didn't see it in time! But I'll be reading in Double Jeopardy, when the answers double and the scores can really change. Peace and boat drinks, Joseph
Hey joseph, Great inner-city get together with Clark. He's our resident Cougar-sighter. It's unfathomable that he didn't pick off 3 or 4 Cougars while you two were schlepping pizza. Thanks for the shout and if ever I get my wine and cocoa vaccination I'll bring the Ghirardellis and Porto, a wonderful after-pizza experience.
Name: Tony Domenick ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 16, 2011, 8:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: long beach, ca

Message: Just heard about the 70-80 reunion on 07/30/11. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Hey Tony, Check the Reunions Page under Happenings, above.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 16, 2011, 8:52 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: John Crotty's having a birthday!! Happy day to you John and I think you should take the event all the way thru the weekend! Report back Monday!! XO
Happy Birthday John ! !
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 16, 2011, 3:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Richard; Almost all of my classes were "Z" periods, because I slept through most of them. I have to admit, I was stupid for not applying myself and getting better grades, looking back in retrospect, however, I was very lucky at the same time. The instructors just kept passing on up to the next grade level to get rid of me. Some of what they were teaching must have stuck though, because I always squeaked out a passing grade, must have been one heck of a bell curve they used back then. Jorge
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 16, 2011, 12:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: Anyone else out there remember 'A' period, and 'Z' period? Besides the middle and end 60's, did any of the 50s classes have those periods, or classes after the early 70's?
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 16, 2011, 10:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: George, George, George.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 16, 2011, 10:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA

Message: For all the car guys in Cougartown, we are planning a car review at Hawthorne's Good Neighbors Day on July 16th and welcome any and all our Cougartowners with cars or trucks 1965 and earlier to enter.
Entry fee is a $20 donation to the Hawthorne Historical Society and that includes a free ticket to the David Marks Legends of Surf Music Concert the same day.
If you are interested please go to Hawthorne Historical Society's Events page to learn more. Click on the sign up sheet to enter your vehicle. Thanks all and do hope to get George Johnson's Ford, Rich Sloan's Chevy, Dennis Unfried's and Lee Leonard's Cobras and many many more Cougartown cars entered. This event will take you all back to our 60s Cruisin' and Surfin' days, I promise.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 16, 2011, 8:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, John Boy; I just noticed the thingy up in the top L/H corner of your page about dues. Your check is in the mail my friend and thanks for letting an old guy post some humor once in awhile. I hope that what I perceive as funny is not taken in the wrong context. However, I also know you couldn't make some folks smile or laugh if you tickled their feet, they are to worried about being P/C, unfortunately, I am not. Jorge
We noticed George, thanks very much for the dues, man.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 15, 2011, 8:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Thanks Steve for the vote of confidence, Jim, you firemen are always the same, blaiming the guy behind the badge for your shortcomings LOL. Love ya guys Semper Fi.Jorge
Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 15, 2011, 7:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Claremont, CA

Message: I am pretty sure that in my 4 years at HHS--graduating in'65--that 1st period started at 8:20, and 2nd period started at 9:20. If you were a jock, you had 7th period PE, so that meant your 6-period day started at 9:20. Oh, that was sweet. My first teaching job was as a long-term sub at Dorsey High School in South Central in 1974. After I accepted the job, my principal told me that school started at 8 AM. I was blown away. I had no idea that high schools started that early. Now, in the twilight of my teaching career, school starts at 7:30 almost everywhere. Maybe we would have fewer tardies if we started at 8:20 instead.
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 15, 2011, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Roseville,CA

Message: My #1 Grandson graduated from Rio Americano HS (Sacramento) last Thursday. They had about 360 students going across stage to graduate....Does anyone know how many of us graduated in 1961? Also, I like their "sober grad night" program... Didn't a bunch of us go to the Palladium for our grad night? See, if we had sober grad night I might be able to remember... or is it just old age...??
Mike, between the Alumni List, the Tributes Page, and the Missing List, the class of 61 shows 434 people. The Palladium party. . . WHATTAGAS!!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 15, 2011, 2:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santo Borracho Az,

Message: OH GEORGE! Really! Wait... that's your class and before LOL! George made me do it Mannnnn !
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 15, 2011, 1:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods
No E-mail
Message: I really like George!!!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 15, 2011, 9:19 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, JB;On another note, "there are many who can't wade up to their knees without getting their boobs wet", LOL, just an observation in time.Jorge
I'm not going there man.