Name: Lee Ann Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 20, 2011, 9:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nixon
City & State: Vancouver, WA

Message: Well, guys, I'm not driving down there from Vancouver this time. That probably won't happen too many times again, if ever. I'm flying and I hope my wings don't get too tired. I am coming in on Thursday and hope to see some blue whales off of Redondo Beach while I'm there if they're still around.
Hey Lee Ann, see you Saturday at the park. Thanks for coming down.
Name: Ester Cusac ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 20, 2011, 2:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: South Lake Tahoe, CA

Message: I'm writing this for all of Bill Cusac's family and friends. We had his memorial last Saturday, Sept 17, 2011. The church was full over a 100 people. It's not the same here without him. I know Billy loved coming onto his Cougartown website. Thank you all for your comments and love towards myself, our children and grandchildren. Every sickness Billy had and finally took his life was all due to his 2 tours in Viet Nam. Take care of your loved ones because life is just too short. Blessings, Ester Cusac and family
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 20, 2011, 12:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
No E-mail
Message: In my ongoing quest to get people to tell embarrassing stories; I have a new game. A story and a selection of Cougars: Who said, when asked, what was wrong with the four (4) legged chicken in Biology class, " I think the back legs are too short" Was it Bill Schultz.......soon to be our new councilman Pat Burris....winner of his last two fights at reunions or Corlis scientist?
Hey Gary, I will guess and say it was our "soon to be" new Hawthorne City Councilman, Bill Shultz.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 20, 2011, 11:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
No E-mail
Message: I know Lee Ann Nixon is driving down as she emailed me to ask for directions. I bet there are several who just didn't see the RSVP button, my brother included! Come on out and freeze your tees off and see how long you can keep it on!
Yes Lee Ann added herself to the list. BTW, the attendees list is on the Picnic Page
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 20, 2011, 9:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: If you're planning on attending our Cougartown Picnic next Saturday at Rec Park in El Segundo, please RSVP here. We only have 15 signed up as of today. Thanks all.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 20, 2011, 8:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Burlington, KS

Message: I'm in Kansas this morning, on my way to Iola, Independence, and then Bartlesville, OK, to see Frank Lloyd Wright's famous building, now a hotel. Seeing Clark Millman's posting reminded me of his adventures in KS. Beautiful end-of-summer day here. I still plan to be at the picnic on Saturday!
Hey John, Have fun and say hello to Frank for me. He was always one of my favorite pilots.
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 20, 2011, 7:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Happy Birthday to Pat Burris!
Happy Birthday Pat
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 20, 2011, 4:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece

Message: Just want to let everyone know that I have been informed that Neil Anderson has come out of surgery successfully. He deserves all the good vibes we can send him. Keep up the good work Neil! Jim Peppers
Hey Neil, Get well and get back up here soon.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 19, 2011, 1:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan beach,CA

Message: My Cougar stalking is paying off! Second one in a week. Met Bibi Berbera(04) over the weekend. I always find the young ones! Maybe one day I'll sight someone who graduated before 1990!
Thanks Clark but you're not supposed to get up in the morning, go out and physically hunt them down
Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 19, 2011, 8:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State:

Message: Thank you, Billy for the news and hospital name. Last year when "Just Go with It" was filming on Wailea Beach, it seemed like every camerman, prop guy and stage hand knew Gary and all spoke rightfully highly of him. He's truly a favorite and I'll go with the "Prayer Power" big time on this one. Please keep the posts updated on him. Thanks, Jim
Name: Bill Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 18, 2011, 9:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach

Message: Talked to my Bro Jon today and he had some sad news about a life time buddy, Gary Beaird. Gary is in a Valley Hospital in ICU under coma after surgery and not doing well. Prayers and Blessing needed here... To all the Beaird Family my deepest Prayers and Best wishes for a recovery for Gary. GOD Bless him.
Thanks Bill for the info on Gary. He will be in my prayers.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 18, 2011, 5:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: Thanks to all the Cougars who came out to the VFW breakfast this morning. Your continued support of this event does help us in funding our veterans programs. And while I'm plugging the Post - thank you, John - we do have Monday Night Football in the canteen, along with burgers and hot dogs from the bar-b-q, chili, chips and your favorite beverage. Burgers or dogs are $3.50 a plate...another real good deal. Wednesday, September 28 we're having a day bus trip to Pechanga Casino in Temecula. We've filled up one bus already and we're working on a second and $15.00 is what it will cost you with $10.00 returned to you by the casino. If you're interested call my cell number: 310-897-7655 and we'll sign you up. We need twenty more riders to make this second bus happen. AND, lastly, bingo is played at the VFW every Friday night starting at 6:30. You've heard Judy tell you about her raffles, now I'm telling or asking you to come join us. All our events are fundraisers for our veteran programs. Your helping us helps our vets. Thanks again for your support. And Denny, I'll try not to break your eggs next month! Semper Fi...Janny
Thanks Jan for the heads up and for the great breakfast this morning. I'm sure Cougars living in the area would like to join in the fun and it's good to know it's all for a very worthy cause, our VETS. Not much of a gambler but I do like MNF so you may see me there for the hot dogs and burgers.
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 18, 2011, 6:30 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: OK Cougs what was the score of the COUGAR GAME last night? MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!. JAKE N JUDE.
Well.....our Cougs were defeated 41-10 last night against Beckman. Beckman is ranked 280th in the state and Hawthorne is ranked 706th.....hey, at least we're ranked
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 17, 2011, 8:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: JB, so sorry, I didn't know we had to RSVP to the picnic. YES, I will be at the picnic and the VFW breakfast. See you there!
See you there Maureen
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 17, 2011, 11:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Sorry Cougars, didn't see the RSVP till now. We will definitely be at the picnic and will also be at the VFW tomorrow for breakfast! sorry to hear about your hubby. Everything will be ok, we are thinking about you! Glenn, glad to see you will be coming down for the picnic and can't wait to see you, Tom Shelley! It will be a great day.
Sharon can't answer, she's shopping for her Maui trip
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 17, 2011, 10:32 am - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: Well Glenn, we either "never" hear from you..or you take up a page. But you're right, 9 people to the picnic isn't equalling out to my 10 pails of frozen T-shirts. If I put a 10 dollar bill in each ice block will that stir up some action? I can only imagine that if more people don't sign up for the picnic that there won't be one & I'll be stuck thawing out ice blocks all week.
As for the VFW breakfast tomorrow (Sunday) the hubby will be in the back kitchen cooking and I'll be in the front, serving. If that visual doesn't bring you out, then I'll tape a 10 dollar bill to the bottom of each plate. (boy - tuff crowd ) These events are sending me to the poor house. I'll have to get a night job just to break even.
We'll see how the picnic attendance goes. If we don't have enough by Wednesday we'll cancel it. Maybe we need a Facebook page to advertise the picnic
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 17, 2011, 8:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: Come on Cougartowners. So far, I see nine people have RSVP'd for "The Picnic." Heck we might as well hold it in JB's backyard. I could throw an extra case of bubbly in the truck and none of us would probably surface until Monday afternoon. Everyone (JB included) knows I'm only kidding here, right? I hated (and I guess pretty much everyone else might have as well) the family reunions where all the elderly relatives said, "My, you sure have grown since last year." But in fact, this is possibly the final opportunity this Fall to get together with old and new Cougar friends. And, besides, it also may be the very last chance for us to see Mike and Sharon Bierman Branigan until we crash their "right coast" digs with a Cougartown sleep over. On another note, speaking of poor showings, the "Where We Lived" map seems as if everyone is out of town. I know Fall is a great time for we older Cougars to travel. John announced the Neighborhood project and CT lit up like a Christmas tree, I hadn't seen in a long time. But after he put up the most impressive and elegant map and sector map, it seems to have returned to "naptime T. V." Looking at sectors with the addresses that have been posted, show about a dozen families having lived in each sector. That brings the total graduating from HHS (in it's roughly 57 year history) to around 240. And, O. K., even if you adjust that by an average family size of say a factor of 2.5 children per family, and multiply that out, it brings the total to 600. JB, would you mind if CT'ers add siblings, friends and neighbors. It would probably be best if the folks you add don't mind, as well. John has created this really unique map app for Cougartown, once again making it the best HS website in the world. Thanks, JB.
Well thank you Glenn and yes, if you want to add friends who went to HHS to our maps, go right ahead IF they don't live there now, OR if you get their permission. The Picnic? Kind of slow on the RSVPs. We'll see how it goes.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 17, 2011, 8:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: OK, here's the plan for lightly, make yourself hungry and then tomorrow come join us at the VFW for breakfast. There's plenty of food...big portions...tasty, I might add...and you would be helping the Post with our programs to help other veterans. I promise not to serve you any broken eggs...unless you specify you want them that way. Some people are funny that way, you know what I mean? Tilly brought home a sample of the frozen t-shirts contest for next week's CT picnic. The shirt is encased in seven inches of ice...something akin to James Arness's role in "The Thing." Good luck getting to those shirts. Your hands will freeze before you're even close to getting to the shirt! See you tomorrow at breakfast and next Saturday at the picnic. Come hungry for both. Semper Fi...Janny
Hey Janny, We'll be there and I have to say the breakfast has been great in the last few months. Keep it up.
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 17, 2011, 6:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: OK folks, what was the score of the game last night? MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Iowa St 24 - UConn 20. Hawthornwe plays Beckman tonight.
Name: Debra Lee Mcgregor ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 16, 2011, 2:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Lee
Class: 1972
City & State: Lancaster, CA

Message: Wow, gee thanks Guys! (blush, blush...) Cougar sightings are fun ... Y'all have a wonderful weekend! God bless ...
Thanks Debra
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 16, 2011, 9:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA

Message: It's been a slow summer for Cougar stalking but I finally found one yesterday...Met Vicente Monreal(08) at Best Buy on Rosecrans. Nice young man but he was amazed I actually graduated in the mid 70s!...Back to my stalking
Thanks Clark
Name: Jeff Pieters ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 16, 2011, 8:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Temecula CA

Message: Cougar sighting last night. I was out to dinner with my son and his family in Lancaster. Saw the beautiful Debbie Lee, she fills the room with high energy and lots of spirit, we enjoyed the brief visit.
Yes she does Jeff, thanks for the sighting.
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 15, 2011, 11:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Jeez Judy Wudy, just put a little Vasoline on your tennyrunners. But take your ski poles with ya. MAY THE COUGAR BEWITH YOU. JAKE N JUDE
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 15, 2011, 8:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
No E-mail
Message: Judy-Judy-Judy (I always wanted to say that) your efforts do not go unnoticed! I just hope you don't get frostbite. And I will always remember the "Nipples of Venus" that you bestowed upon me those 12 years ago. Are you going to bring some to the Cougartown Picnic on the 24th?
N of V? - Sounds like something from a Russ Meyer movie.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 14, 2011, 10:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey Judy, the way to combat that is to tap dance while you're in the freezer. then your feet wouldn't be on the floor long enough to freeze. Of course then your body heat would go up and then your...well never mind.
Take your shoes off before entering the freezer, no problems.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 14, 2011, 8:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: Beach Boys News Alert -The Beach Boys have been added to the 2011 class of the California Hall of Fame. The announcement came last week after their selection thereto was made by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and First Lady Anne Brown. The legendary surf rockers were from Hawthorne, California, which is just south of Los Angeles. Many of their songs included nods to 1960s So-Cal culture. In a statement, the Hall of Fame says that it honors Californians "who have made monumental achievements across a variety of disciplines."