Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 13, 2011, 2:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX

Message: Maybe it is "only people named Sharon week" for Cougartown :)
Could be, where's Sharon Stowe, Sharon Willis, etc?
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 13, 2011, 1:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Is anyone out there? It's been a couple days since anyone has posted. Was everybody raptured and I'm the only one left? Hopefully, somewone will be around at Good Neighbors Day. See all you sinners there.
Hi Sharon, I expect everyone putting a coat of wax on their woodys, getting ready for Good Neighbors Day. See all you Cougars there.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 11, 2011, 9:24 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA

Message: I wish I could be at the Hawthorne Hysterical Society event this weekend but I am booked up with the San Clemente Ocean Festival. This is our 2nd year volunteering and our first year in charge of the Lucky Duck Race booth. There is a Woody show on the pier both days, about 30 cars per day, if anyone is in the area park at San Clemente High School (I-5 and Ave Pico) and take the free shuttle. Fun in the Sun on the beach and there is a live King Neptune and a Lovely Mermaid Ariel walking around all weekend (and she is gorgeous, let me tell ya.) Sat and Sunday both so you can do HHS on Saturday and San Clemente on Sunday.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 11, 2011, 12:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: I just talked to a class of 73 grad from Morningside High, Kirk Silsbee. He has written a very interesting and enlightening article in South Bay Magazine on the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys. The magazine is on the stands now for anyone interested. Online version here
Name: Gary Wesche ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 11, 2011, 11:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Torrance Ca

Message: When is our 40th reunion? Sombody call me 310-214-3325
Gary, The 70-73 multi-class reunion is August 27th at the Hacienda in El Segundo. For more, see the Reunions page
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 11, 2011, 10:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Point, Oregon

Message: Didn't dawn on me that Lions Drag Strip was named for the fraternal organization. (Whatever became of Lola Lyons-daughter of the Sporting Goods Store -- I nearly asked her to go steady in 8th grade) Back to Lions Drag Strip. Went there one evening with some of the Gross Brothers and saw the "Little Red Wagon" do a wheel stand for the entire quarter mile. Very impressive. The next night while tooling about town in my Dad's Buick Skylark I tried to pop a wheelie by revving up the engine to 8 gazillion RPM and then dropping the automatic transmission in "L." There are still parts of the transmission embedded in asphalt on the 800 block of Freeman. (or something like that?)
Bill Golden's Little Red Wagon was a staple at Lions for many years. On the other subject, I used to tell my dad, "The transmission 'went out' again".
Name: Tom Buckingham ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 11, 2011, 9:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Fresno, CA

Message: Just had an e-mail from Bill Trenkle in Oklahoma. He is flying in for the Good Neighbors - Surf Concert - at HHS. Bill was the original bass player for Dave and the Marksmen. He says that Dave will bring him up on stage to play on some Marksmen songs. Wish I could be there, I have to work this weekend.
Hey Tom, Thanks for the info on Bill. Looking forward to seeing him and the Concert on Saturday.
Name: Derek Barraza ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 11, 2011, 12:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1980
City & State: Lake Forest, CA

Message: Fellow Cougars, Wanted to give you an update on the 7/30 Mid-70s to Mid-80s Multi-Class Reunion. We have received a great response and it looks like the event will be well attended by fellow classmates. As it is a special year for '76, '81, and '86, I would like to get the word out to these classes and all those that went to school with them. Join us for the party of the year! The cost is very affordable, only $35 by check or $37 online. More information and to purchase online. Like us on Facebook:
Sounds like it's going well Derek and good luck with the reunion.
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 10, 2011, 2:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Denver, CO

Happy Birthday Marla.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 9, 2011, 1:16 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance CA

Message: Confession: Just got back from a trip down Imperial Hwy traveling west ( on my way down to El Segundo ) and have to say that I got lost. Use to be that you just went in a straight line all the way to the beach--but not so much anymore. Thought I was going to get on a freeway a couple of times. I use to love traveling West on all those streets in the 60's. Lots of trees and usually a 2 lane road. Now that's just a memory in the windmills in my mind. (why, oh why do I think that JB is going to have a hayday with that last comment.) See you all next Saturday at the Good Neighbor's day. We'll be in the VFW booth signing you up for active duty.
Too EZ Til, I'm letting you off this time See you Saturday.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 9, 2011, 11:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Point, Oregon

Message: My old HHS chum, Don Blackburn (class of 65) has a book (poetry) available on Amazon. "All You Have Given: Meditations on War, Peace, & Reconciliation" Those of you who knew or know Don might be interested -- 50% of the profits go to very worthy causes (opinion). Check it out. Read his profile and reviews. One of those custodians was named Mr. Sylvester (I think)
Thanks Jim for the info on Don's book. I will definitely check it out.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 9, 2011, 3:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, JB;I'm off to Sadona, AZ for a week of R&R. Like I told you, if I get back early enough, I, the wife & the 27 T will be at your "Good Neighbors" thing on the 16th. If not hope you all have a great time, sounds like a lot of fun, don't eat to many hot dogs. Jorge
Have a great time George
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 8, 2011, 10:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ

Message: To Jerry, I remember when Montie Montana came to my school. But (for me) that was kindergarden and 1st grade, at 98th Street School in Westchester. I saw someone bring Montie's shirt, boots and rope into the shop on Pawn Stars, worth around $6,000. Sold it for $3,000. And to George, Steve and all the curious out there, I finally solved the cop/donut equation. For a thorough explanation, you can read the facts here.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 8, 2011, 8:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Steve Fraser; LOL, Actually, I was going to become a fireman before I decided on a real career. The problem was, I couldn't pass the fire department backgroung investigation. When the fire department conducted my background, their investigator found out that my parents were married and that disqualified me from being a fireman. Hey Steve, were you one of those guys that slept with men, wore smelly fire retardent canvas turnouts and liked sliding down poles too ?.Jorge
Steve, please email George.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 8, 2011, 6:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Just looking at Paco's Pictures of the Nor Cal reunion, so sorry I missed it. Hope you all had a wonderful time and enjoyed the wonderful food and drinks at Fabians! Promise I will try to join you all for the next event. Happy birthday to Janet Frantz today, one of our classes most beautiful and nicest gals for sure!
Happy Birthday Janet
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 8, 2011, 3:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods

Message: Hey Jim: Didn't George know that the washed-up candidates from the Fire Academy became Sheriffs?
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 8, 2011, 2:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: I ran across an old photo the other day that brought back some mighty fine memories. I’m not sure if HIS kids were so blessed but every year the Wiseburn grade schools would be treated to a show by Monty Montana. He was one of the best trick ropers and rider in the world and even roped our president, Ike, at his inaugural. His show was normally in conjunction with a bicycle rodeo roundup where all the kids would bring their bikes for a few races and safety inspections. I remember they would always pick one really ratty one to win the shake, rattle, and roll award. I guess you would be accused of bullying if you did that today. But then it just made for a fun day. As Monty also always rode in the Rose Parade too, a record total of 60 before he passed, it was always fun seeing someone you knew every New Year’s Day.
I think we had a yoyo contest once.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 8, 2011, 10:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, JB; The guy on the first row, third from the left, looks a little like Buster Crab. Those of you who remember old Cowboy movies will know who I'm refering too.JorgeJorge
Buster Crabbe also portrayed the infamous Flash Gordon. Schroeder says the guy in the first row, right side went on to become Mayberry's Floyd the Barber
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 7, 2011, 7:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Just a reminder Cougars that Good Neighbors Day is Saturday the 16th, about a week away. Hope to see lots of our Ctown brethren at the event. Also if you have a car that's pre-70 and would like to display it at the show for a 20 dollar entry you'll receive a ticket to the David Marks and the Legends of Surf Music Concert on Halcap Field Saturday night. Please fill out this form to enter your vehicle. All proceeds from the car show and the concert go to fund the Hawthorne Historical Society and Hawthorne High School. To learn more about Good Neighbors Day please click here. Thanks all and we'll see you Saturday the 16th.
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 7, 2011, 6:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Happy Birthday to Richard Baumgardner!
Happy Birthday Richard
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 7, 2011, 4:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Fireman Jim;LOL, I drank a lot of black coffee, but didn't do to many donuts, however, they were always there & available at Winchell's. A little trivia, Walter Winchell (old time newscaster) started his donut franchises with a standing corporate order, "No law enforcement officer will ever be charged for a donut or coffee" at his stores. Subsequently, they became a safe place to write a report as usually other units were there also writing reports & having coffee. On the other note, Winchell's donut shops were rarely robbed as he (Winchell) had built in security, very wise man. I don't think that Winchell's order stands today though. Hey, Jim, my training officer told me to never trust a Fireman, because they sleep with other men & like to slide down poles. Luv ya man, hope all is well. Jorge
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 7, 2011, 7:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca, Hanalei HI,

Message: Back at Betty ... My mission was San Juan Bautista . We had to make our missions out of Ivory soap. I remember how good the class room smelled LOL! And back at George .. Dude! In order to be a firefighter ya gotta be a pyro nut! I think all it takes to be a cop (back then) was to be able to like doughnuts! and know how to swing that belly club! LOL!
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 6, 2011, 8:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes. Seems like 68 isn't gonna hurt any worse than 67. I'm very glad to still be "in town" so I can keep hanging out with you guys. I just spent a few great minutes talking with our old friend Jerry Rigney up in Lancaster. Jerry was the very first friend I made after moving to Hawthorne in 57' and he's still very special to me. I want to be the first to wish him Happy Birthday on the 13th. Hope to see you all soon. Thanks again.M.S.
Thanks Mike, Hope your birthday was a fun one and I'll be the 2nd to wish Jerry Rigney an early Happy Birthday.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 6, 2011, 12:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Hey Mike Shay... Happy Birthday to another good, good friend. Hope all is well with you and we are going to do that dinner yet! Take care!
Happy Birthday Mike.
Name: Richard Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 5, 2011, 9:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1956
City & State: Simi Valley, Ca

Message: I would like to wish my best friend (and brother-in-law) Mike Shay a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY July 6th. JoAnn and I love ya
Me too Mikey, Have a great day.
Name: Jean Macernie ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 5, 2011, 9:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 1968
City & State: Albq NM
No E-mail
Message: Remember Jiffy Pop? I bought some from Wal Mart recently...Was surprised it was still out there. Making it and eating it sure brought back some old memories....We would make it on Week ends and stay up late and watch old movies. It sure cost a lot more than it did back then....
Jiffy Pop Mmmmmm