Name: El & Ida ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 5, 2011, 12:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Rich Sloan and your beautiful wife Mary happy 4th of July and a GIANT HAPPY B-DAY to our wonderful friend Rich. We were a little busy as our Son is home from Afghanistan. Thanks for the 50 year salute on our anniversary last week. You guys are next! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Name: Art Lamere ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 5, 2011, 7:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bettendorf Iowa
No E-mail
Message: I became a shellback aboard the USS Berkerly DDG15 on a sunny day in 1974.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 4, 2011, 9:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: This is not a true "Cougar sighting" because it wasn't a chance meeting but it's worth telling anyway... I went to a nice 4th of july barbeque at my moms in Palos Verdes. My sister Elsbeth('73) was there too. After the barbeque I felt compelled to follow tradition and hit the VFW fireworks stand in Hawthorne. Had the pleasure of meeting Jan and Judy Blomsterberg. Great folks! Met other old timers who knew my folks when they were heavily involved with the VFW back in the 60s. Bought some fireworks with my Cougartown 10% discount. A good tradition definitely. Knowing you finally proved profitable John!
Hey Clark, Glad you had the chance to meet the Commander and the Bingo Queen. Great outfit, the VFW. They do a whole lot for so many with very little. Thanks for using their fireworks stand.
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 4, 2011, 5:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Trott
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: Happy Birthday to Rich...have a fun day with lots of family and friends! Happy 4th everyone!
Happy Birthday Rich and Happy 4th Maureen.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 4, 2011, 2:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
No E-mail
Message: We would like to wish Rich Sloan a big happy birthday. What a great day to be born on. Hope to see you and Mary soon.
Happy Birthday Rich.
Name: Rick Tennant ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 4, 2011, 12:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Inland Empire, Ca

Message: Happy Independence Day to all! Ron, did my initiation back in November of 1971 on the way to Australia. We didn’t make it any farther than the equator as we were turned around and ordered straight to the Philippines. Initiation took place on the flight deck of the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43).
Happy 4th Rick.
Name: Robert Fitzgerald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 4, 2011, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Santa Ana, Ca.

Message: A big happy birthday to a BIG Cougar and a great friend Rich Sloan who holds our class of 60 together. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. And a great 4th to all my Cougar friends, play safe.
Hey Richard, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAAAANN!!! And a happy 4th to you, Bobby.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 4, 2011, 10:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, Az

Message: A glorious Independence Day to all Cougars. And to Ron - YES! I was initiated into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep on Novemeber 30th, 1977 aboard USCGC Burton Island WAGB 283. The first of many nautical honors that include the Domain of the Golden Dragon (Date Line), Domain of the Antarctic (Antarctic Circle) and the Realm of the Arctic Circle.
Hey Alan, Happy 4th, man.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 4, 2011, 9:23 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: Happy Independence Day, Cougars. Watching a show on History Channel about how the States got their shapes. Got to talking about states, and how we studied them in 5th grade my state was Hawaii. And in 4th grade - my Mission was Santa Inez. New Topics for Cougartown?
Hey Betty, My State was laziness and my Mission was to accomplish same
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 4, 2011, 7:47 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Happy Birthday America! I hope everyone has a great holiday and spends just a little of it remembering how we got here. God Bless the USA!
Happy Birthday USA!!!
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 4, 2011, 7:20 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
City & State: Havasu Lake, CA

Message: Happy birthday to my brother Gary McDonald - HAPPY 4TH EVERYBODY:-)
Happy Birthday Gary.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 3, 2011, 11:56 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: I'd like to welcome Pam Parker Sturgeon, class of '64', to Cougartown.
Welcome Pam, where have you been
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 3, 2011, 7:58 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
No E-mail
Message: COUGAR SIGHTINGS: Haw VFW Firework booth.. today was Don and Vicky Scheliga and family. To think they came all the way into Hawthorne just to shoot off fireworks at his mom's original house. & Brian Crist and son. (Glenn's brother) and I left the Grand Pooh-bah there still selling till 10:00 pm, then back again tomorrow. Oh, they mentioned CT and John Baker's name and got their discount. Time to wash the smell of money off my hands...... Naaahhh, let me smell my hands for just another hour or so. Life is good!
Good sightings there Judy. Remember Cougs, the VFW fireworks booth is on El Segundo and Hawthorne Bl. Get yours today, and remember, mention my name and get a whopping 10% off your order. (I always wanted to say that)
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 3, 2011, 5:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach CA

Message: Well Ron, I'm not one, but my first husband became one on the USS Enterprise sometime between 1963 & 1964. A big shout out for all our service men & women past & present, including my granddaughter currently serving in Afghanistan. God bless America. Happy 4th to all.
Happy 4th Sharon.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 3, 2011, 4:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido ca

Message: I am trying to get a hold of Pam Cleeton from class of “70” I did try our alumni listing here in CT however the email listing on Pam is not a current email. If anyone knows how to get a hold of her please have her email me at my email address… thank you very much! Happy 4th of July everyone! God Bless...
Esther, Try the class of 72 Jennifer Jenkins Cleeton. She may be related by marriage.
Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 3, 2011, 3:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Claremont, CA

Message: I saw a movie last night that brought back some memories. Any shellbacks out there?
Over my head Ron.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 3, 2011, 12:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
No E-mail
Message: I'm headed out even as I type to get me some of those nifty "black snake thingies" and some sparklers! Those snake thingies were mentioned in one of today's comic strips. Couldn't believe it! And guess what they called 'em!!!! "Snake Thingy"!!! That was it! The temptation is just too great and I must experience them once again! Those two meager little fireworks were always my favorites! I CAN'T WAIT! I'll give a full report on the outcome on the 5th. oboy! oboy! oboy!
Hey Doris, put the snake thingys on something besides your sidewalk know. Have a fun 4th.
Name: Henry Cooper ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 3, 2011, 9:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Redway Ca.

Message: Hello Cougars Wayne Bryan Class of 65 Sons won the Wimbleton Mens Doubles Championship yesterday. And will be competing next week in the U.S. Open. Lets give the Proud Pop A Cougar Cheer and have a Cold Beer. Henry 66
Yea Wayne
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 2, 2011, 8:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: I had a Cougar sighting tonight. I met Larry Clark, class of 1966 in Coachella (Santa Rosa), Ca. It is a small world!!!!
Great one Lisa, thanks for the sighting.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 2, 2011, 2:10 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: That's sad news about A&W. Does anyone know how much Yum Yum is asking for the A&W business? I have a nephew who lives in Highland just east of Redlands and I go to that same A&W. When I went to the University of Redlands I would drive over there and get lunch or dinner. Sad to see an era dying. It would be great if a group of old HHS'ers could put together an LLP or LLC to buy the A&W portion of the business. If that were to happen the first place to put a new A&W would be on Hawthorne Blvd. I know, dream on. It could happen!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 2, 2011, 1:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Jim Fredricks; Watch out, lighting a BBQ or a firework, you firemen never could light anything without burning yourself, happy 4th to all. Please don't forget those who fought & are fighting for our independence, we could all be speaking in German & Japanese ya know. Jorge
Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 2, 2011, 12:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Redlands, CA

Message: I wish all a happy and safe holiday weekend. Family is visiting from out of state next week and my 90 year old dad has agreed to fix breakfast for all his grand kids and great grand kids (and kids too). He has a special pancake recipe that calls for a bit of Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Pancake Mix. I learned yesterday that it no longer is made and is now a memory. Speaking of memory, I remember Log Cabin Syrup could be purchased in a tin can that was sort of square with slanted top and shaped like a cabin. I remember it had a snap on tin cap (that was the chimney). I could never operate that cap because my hands were too small. Does anyone else remember this or is it my “Mental Pause”? Clark and Dean, when you visit the A&W, do you ever visit Mentone Beach?
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 2, 2011, 12:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santo Borracho Az,
No E-mail
Message: Some of my memories of the 4th, were down at MB pier or on the stand! Dang the strand used to be like the wild west! Back in the day when you could cruise on your beach crusier and drink a beer without worrying about getted busted . And bottle rockets blasting by everywhere! But i also recall a time when a few M 80s were placed on the water pipes on MB pier! Especially over the girls laying near the pier! The M 80 would blow the water line and the water sprayed all over the girls! And today driving in Simi Valley i saw a girl with red,white, and blue hair on her skate board while talking on her call phone ... And her T shirt had a circle slash peace sign on the back ... Yes "The times are a changing" Peace to everyone on this 4th of July And yes even to that girl on that skate board in Simi Valley. Will be watching some great fireworks in Malibu!
Happy 4th
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 2, 2011, 12:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santo Borracho Az,

Message: Ed , Linda and Don Blackburns Dad and my uncle "Don Blackburn" passed away a few weeks ago. Don owned "Blackburn plumbing" His shop was on Inglwood Ave, He sponsored little league and was just a swell Dad and Uncle!
Ourt condolences to the Blackburn family, Jim.
Name: Dean Karels ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 2, 2011, 8:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: tustin, ca

Message: I stop at the very same A&W on my way down from my cabin in big bear and grab a double deluxe, the great onion rings and large root beer, park under one of the trees in the back and just think back to good ole Hawthorne days and one of the privileges of working at the one in Hawthorne, I have a set of mugs
A&W will be missed.
Name: Doug Gant ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 2, 2011, 8:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lincoln, CA

Message: Had a great time at the Beach Boy concert last night here in Lincoln. My daughters took me and were commenting on how most of the crowd looked like grandparents, but were surprised how some of the grandmas could rock out to the music. Loved it.
Hey Doug, Glad you had a fun night man.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 1, 2011, 9:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Saw some sad news on the internet yesterday...A&W is expected to disappear by 2013! It is currently owned by Yum-Yum, the same outfit that bought out Dunkin Donuts. They've been trying to sell off A&W but no takers! I usually visit friends out in Redlands and then go a few miles East to an A&W in Mentone, CA. I feel like I better buy a couple mugs the next time I'm there as it may be gone soon! Bummer!
Bummer indeed.
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 1, 2011, 1:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
City & State: Havasu Lake, CA

Message: John, I liked those "black snake thingys" you'd light on the sidewalk, they were safe and quiet and uncomplicated; I know borrrrrrrinnnnng! HAPPY 4TH JULY:-)
Yeah but I liked the things that went BANG better.
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 1, 2011, 12:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Karen Zirbel you sweetheart, happy B-Day kid. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Happy Birthday Karen