Name: Stephanie Briito ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 14, 2011, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hall
Class: 1961
City & State: Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca

Message: Cougar sighting. Today I was attending a Geology Class on Geology of PV Peninsula...and the teacher was D.D. Trent. His presentation was top notch and he was very on top of things....a real pleasure....and I wondered if all of our teachers are still great. We were lucky to have such fine teachers in all departments. I wish they could all know that.
You just told them Steph, thanks.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 14, 2011, 4:13 pm - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: RE: THE PICNIC & T-SHIRT FREEZING UPDATE: Was Testing a couple out in the 20 sub-0 blast freezers at work..... found out today that if the bottom of your tennis shoes are wet, you eventually get stuck in the middle of the freezer until someone comes in to get you out. (somehow I can hear Bobby Jensen using the word Venus nipples here) I only have 10 more days to get this right. Pray for me.
Take a telephone in there with you Judy, otherwise it could be a long winter.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 13, 2011, 12:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles

Message: I just thought that I would mention that Recreation Park in El Segundo has a map address of 401 Sheldon Street but we always gather at the north side of the park at the corner of Guaymas Way (driveway into the north end of the park) and Pine Avenue. There is plenty of parking in the lot or on the street. At our last event at Tony's there were a few people who could not locate Tony's on their GPS. We don't want anyone to miss out on Judy's frozen Tees! And if you don't want to pack your lunch you can always run over to Cooks Market at the corner of Grand Avenue and Richmond Street and pick up lunch. Cooks is El Segundo's version of Whole Foods.
Thanks Bob
Name: Kristen Wakefield ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 13, 2011, 12:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: RICE
Class: 1969
City & State: Sacramento, CA

Message: John, once again, thanks for keeping up this site, so that HHS memories can keep some of us "in the pink." It was sad to read of Ricky Mecca's passing, as we were friends since Kindergarten. But, thanks to your "Feedback" I was able to send an email to his family, highlighting some happy times in Hawthorne. Also, I was grateful to have been able to share a little time with Joe Norcross at the NorCal Reunion, just a few months ago. He was one of life's marvels- kindness personified. And, what a delightful, caring woman his wife is. We have been 'touched by an angel' in knowing Joe. I will be sorry to miss the Reunion, but will be in New York at a wedding. Please give Kathy & Harry a hug for me.
Hi Kristen, Well....Kathy is going to be gone on vacation too so I'll give Harry a hug for you
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 12, 2011, 9:59 pm - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: PICNIC.....Re: starched bras. Hey Bobby Jensen..Not fair...I haven't starched and ironed my bra into a point since high school. I stopped that when I crossed over into underwires. I've started to work on the thickness of the ice block for the t-shirts and it's all very scientific.. wet down/freeze - ditto-ditto-ditto! I dare anyone to get that t-shirt out of it's block of ice within 15 minutes or I'll give away a free trip to Hawaii and or a pointed starched bra. Some how I think they'll pick the trip to Hawaii.
I've been to Hawaii, I want the bra.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 12, 2011, 6:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Haven't been on the computer in about two weeks. My honey, Jim, came through his cancer surgery with flying colors. They removed his right kidney. It was contained only to that kidney and he is recovering wonderfully. It was done laproscopically on Sept 1. He's doing very, very well. So I don't have to cancel my trip to Maui on the 16th. I was not going to go, but he can drive and is not on pain meds. What a blessing. I have to catch up on CT. Haven't checked my e-mail yet. I guess I'll have to check and see what Cougar is stranded out of the US and needs money. I'll send it right away. Yea, right! Really happy to hear that our Cougars started the season with a winning game. That should give them some major inspiration. Good work guys, and great coaching. Go Cougs!!!!
Hey Sharon, Good news for sure.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 12, 2011, 5:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles

Message: I hope everyone is ready for the Cougartown Picnic coming up in the next few weeks. We are all working on activities for everyone to participate in. Judy is freezing her tee shirts. The B Girls are putting together some new games, I think one of them involves spinning a bottle and I am sponsoring "Keep It Up". We are going to see how long you can keep it up - Judy, no fair starching your brassiere, Japan once banned this activity because the rotating hip action seemed indecent. Maybe we can get Wayne Dickey to play "Lady in Spain I Adore You" to keep you in the mood. Hope to see lots of you at this fine event on September 24th.
It's gonna be fun, Bob and thanks for the help.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 12, 2011, 4:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: John, home coming game on Friday and home coming dance on Saturday? I remember what worked for me was to limp into the dance after the game. That would not work anymore. How about an alumni section at the game with a $10.00 cover charge to sit there. An extra 100 people would bring an extra $1,000.00 to the program.
Hey Gary, On the other hand, I am of the opinion that our Alumni have most graciously given almost $11,000 to the program just this year and deserve to be treated like Cougar royalty.
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 12, 2011, 3:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Hey those HHS footballers must have learned how to turn that sled over. Fight on Cougars and congratulation on a great job. That's one of many this year. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 12, 2011, 9:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
No E-mail
Message: John, Oct 15th is a Saturday; is HHS game on a Saturday?
That's the date I was given for Homecoming. I'll check and let you know. UPDATE: The Homecoming DANCE is the 15th. The game is Friday the 14th for all who want to see the Cougars and the Beverly Hills Normans battle it out.
Name: Maurine White ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 11, 2011, 7:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Endicott
Class: 1959
City & State: Riverside, CA

Message: Just tried to add my address when I lived in Hawthorne, but I do not know my sector #. My brother Newell (1963) and I lived at 625 W. 137th Street. Our house is no longer there as it is a park! I think there is a handball court where my bedroom was. The park is adjacent to Ramona Elementary school between Ramona Avenue and Inglewood Avenue. John, I am sure you will help me with the sector #. Thanks!
Hi Maurine, 137th St between Ramona and Inglewood Av would be sector 12. Thanks for adding your address.
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 11, 2011, 8:30 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: La Verne, CA

Message: May the world be a better place as we have learned, experienced, loved and hopefully are a better people. May the families of those who served, and those who lost loved ones stateside and afar be blessed as we all remember this 9/11 anniversary.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 10, 2011, 5:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, CA

Message: Thanks Karen Fraser for the HHS Cougs opening game victory announcement! It sounds like a close, high scoring game with us triumphing over Lawndale and lots of thrills for all. Let's keep behind the scarlett and gold as they turn around their fortune this year with all the help from fans, boosters and CT Alumni contributors and gritty new team
Cougar change is in the air, Dean.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 10, 2011, 11:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: Yes lets remember 9-11 it was a horrible day. Since I'm from New York well, Cougs you know how I feel and to those who left us. Our prayers and thoughts are with those of the families who lost their loved ones. Also it has been 10 yrs, since my brother passed away also a Coug. 6-11-01. Thanks, Cindy
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 10, 2011, 6:24 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
No E-mail
Message: Hawthorne 34 Lawndale 31 GO COUGARS!! WE'RE 1-0
GO COUGAR IS RIGHT!! Great start. Thanks Karen.
Name: Sonja Simmons ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 9, 2011, 11:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne CA
No E-mail
Message: I thought the alumni would like to know the Cougars won the first game of the preseason against Lawndale 34-31. Success would have not been possible without your continued support. The Cougars are back! With much gratitude the Booster Club.
Thanks Sonja for the info. Homecoming is October 15th. We need a batch of Cougartowners supporting the team that night.
Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 9, 2011, 5:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: MV, PD & Shezhen

Message: Hey Jorge, LOL Mu Shu Pork has the better harm but young Dim Sum has the eye hitting 500 this season so it look for the Chinese's Campbell's food group to be in the Asian little league world series next season. Hey JB re the upcoming Cougartown picnic how about some Chinese Barbecue Ribs I'll check and see if I can get the boys mom to send us few boxes over. They just called my flight I'm in Japan now waiting to board my flight back to LAX see ya.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 9, 2011, 1:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: OK Cougs, it's time to start talking about our Cougartown Picnic coming up on the 24th. Judy is freezing her Tshirts and is planning on a big turnout at the VFW breakfast on September 18th. Sharon and Sue are cooking up a surprise game. It's only 3 Saturdays from now and I think we should have another food challenge too. We've done the Chocolate cake and the Chili and Salsa thing so what else would be a fun challenge? It would have to be something cooked or prepared at home AND something everyone can eat. Let us know your ideas.
Also, for everyone waiting for Cougartown Tshirts, they will be ready next week. If you are going to be at the Picnic, save the 4 bucks shipping and I'll bring them with me. Let me know and let's have a great turnout this year.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 9, 2011, 12:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, dennis;LOL, How's little Mu Shu Pork Campbell doing ?, will we see him in the "Little League world Series" next year, I hear you're training him to be a catcher. You left out of town on September 1st, when I was in "Hoag Orthopedic Hospital" on sand Canyon & 405 Fwy., for my R/knee replacement, didn't get a chance to call & say have a safe trip. Dennis's darlin wife Eilene swears that Dennis has another family over in China, because he goes there so often, that's the reason for the Mu Shu crack. It's been 9 days since the knee replacement and the swelling is starting to go down. I hope to be playing golf by November 2nd, when Arlene & I return to Palm desert for the season. If anybody needs a great knee or hip doctor, I have one of the best, Dr. Mikulak his sports medicine group works out of Newport Beach. Jorge
Glad to have you back, Jorge.
Name: Pauline Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 9, 2011, 9:45 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 1969
City & State: Oak HIlls, CA.

Message: As 9/11 nears, let's all say a prayer for those brave men & women who lost theirs lives on that day. And prayer for all our men & women in our Arm Forces serving our country and those who died protecting us so we can have our freedom.
Amen to that.
Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 9, 2011, 9:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Shanghai China

Message: Hey John I'm here in China this week working, not on vacation, but I could always use a few bucks so Jan, Sherry that's a good idea you guys come up with $1800 is little too much so just e-mail me your CC numbers and will work out the details with you later when I return or not. Hey Eric good idea re your passwords it does work. Stay cool see ya later..
Have a fun time buddy.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 8, 2011, 11:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA

Message: Cougar sights an Olympian! Met Jim Mitchell, LHS class of 56 today- he and his wife stopped by to view our house-for-sale. His brother Jerry graduated HHS in 1954. I think he said the boundaries were changed and that's why he ended up at Leuzinger instead. I told him about CT and asked him to tell Jerry about it, too; also encouraged them to go to the picnic on the 24th. I hope they meet up with some of their old pals via CT!
Hey thanks Sharon, great sighting. See you and lots of Cougs and maybe an Oly or 2 at the picnic.
Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 8, 2011, 8:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Re

Message: Just saw the post about hacking into your email. For those that have this happen (like me), try this simple solution, immediately change your password. It solved the trouble for me and several people I know. Just my 2 cents... May the Cougar be with you all
Very good idea folks.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 8, 2011, 3:42 pm - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: I don't get it. Last week I got an email from Millie Roberts asking for $1800.00 to be sent to Spain, where she was vacationing and got her purse stolen. This mornig I get an email from Sherry Wingo asking for the same thing, same amount, only to be sent to England. Why don't you people just stay home!!!!! And here's' some good advise, get a back pack, they'd have to steal you with the purse to get anything. (somehow I can hear JB saying it wouldn't be worth it.)
It wouldn't be worth it.
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 8, 2011, 12:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: robuck
Class: 1971
City & State: San Pedro CA

Message: Hi Cougars Hope everyone here is enjoying the heat and staying near water. I went to Tony's Pizza and the multiclass reunion. T'was amazing, amusing and great times to see so many not only from High school but grade and intermediate school too!! I'm looking forward to the pictures to come and a Big Thank You to all those angels that helped to put the gathering together. We do get lost after leaving school from many friends and this was a perfect opportunity to find each other again. So on the next event be sure to go cause ya never know who you may find that will bring you joy today. Make your day be Beautiful and stay Cool (double meaning) Love ya Cougars Cathie
Hi Cathie, I received your photos but will not be able to add them soon. I am SO busy with other projects right now. Please email Carl Tank. He will know where pictures from that reunion are being added to the web. Also on the addresses you mailed to me, please click on the link, above, and add your address/cross street info there. Thanks very much
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 8, 2011, 10:08 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: Our email has been hacked. We are not being held in England. Please ignore if you get something from me saying this.
Hi Sherry, I did get an email from you saying you were stuck in England and wired you the 1800 dollars that was asked for. JUST KIDDING!! It will be the people in your address book that get the email. Contact your ISP ( and let them know.