Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 23, 2011, 5:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, JB LOL; Knowing John Nix (Brother-in-law) & Dennis Campbell, who I also know well, they are are enjoying a great cruise with their better halfs. The girls are probably in shopping in the dress shop behind them & Dennis is pointing to a bar upstairs from where they are standing. That's just an educated guess. As far as the dummy hanging behind them, that could be a replica of one of many we all went to school with. Jorge
Name: Bill Snyder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 23, 2011, 4:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Chandler, Arizona
Message: Thank you to all of my fellow Cougars who downloaded THE EIGHT- FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON. The actual book with pages and everything will be available soon. I'll keep you posted. Good to hear the Cougars handled the Monarchs last week. There is a story in the book about a basketball game 30 some odd years ago in which the Cougars did not handle the Monarchs.
Name: Gail Beaird Oliver ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 23, 2011, 12:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Woodland Hills,CA
Message: To All the Cougars that attended yesterday's Memorial for my brother, Gary Beaird...Thank You so much..It was a wonderful Celebration of his Life and Our family was so honored and touched by the many people that attended..And a very special Thank you to Jon Sloey for his Heart felt Eulogy to Gary..It was a very special day for our family to see all the love and devotion.. The Beaird family...
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 23, 2011, 7:31 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Just got this picture from Barcelona, Spain. It's class of 61s John Nix and Dennis Campbell. Seems they ran into Mick Jagger outside a bar there. Have a great time boys but stay away from the Honky Tonk Women
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 22, 2011, 7:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: Took my 19 yr old son to see the Traveling Vietnam War Memorial this afternoon. It is in Kingman for 4 days. We paid homage to all, but stopped for a time at Panel 39E to see Tim Thomas' name, then to Panel 37W to see Lynn Matteson's name. I don't think my son understood why I was so quiet. We talked a little about it, but it's hard to explain how we felt. I will gratefully welcome home all returning soldiers this holiday season.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 22, 2011, 12:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Toluca Lake, California
Message: My wife and I flew in to visit our son in Toluca Lake and we decided to surprise Chuck Wigley class of 64 at Delzano's By the Sea in Redondo Beach last night. He assists the great musical duo Andy and Renee. They play most every Friday night there and Chuck is always there as well. Great food, wine, and music. I guess that does not count as a Cougar sighting.
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 22, 2011, 7:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Score of the game big John? Hoping they did well. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Name: Jon Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 20, 2011, 1:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: The passing of Gary Beaird was a very unpleasant experience for me. In that we have been friends going back to playing Pop Warner football when we were in junior high school. Gary was the quarterback that called the signals, my brother Bill was an interior lineman and I was an offensive end. Things did not change when we started Hawthorne High in the fall of 1965. Everyday for next 4 years after classes we were on some practice field or at a game. When we were sophomores we played John Muir of Pasadena in the Rose Bowl before the varsity game, we were thrilled out of our minds. We always laughed about playing before 102,000, empty seats. Our junior year we played varsity baseball for Coach Semon, a man I deeply respect. That year our team won the 16 team Hawthorne Easter Tournament, becoming the first Hawthorne team to win it. On our way to victory we eliminated 2 teams that went to the semi finals in C.I.F. baseball that year. In our senior year we had a very representive football team. We had players off that team that played at El Camino,Cal, U.C.L.A., U.S.C., Trinity, Utah State, Stanford, and Nebraska. Gary Beaird was the Most Valuable player of that team. For those that knew the Beaird Family there was always room for one more. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Beaird fostered an environment that was always filled with love and kindness, no matter what they had, they shared with others. Gary was a true representation of his parents. He cared deeply for his children, his grandchildren, his relatives and his friends. My condolences go out to the entire Beaird Family. For those of us that knew Gary, we will carry him in our heart forever.
Name: Gail Oliver ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 19, 2011, 7:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Woodland Hills
Message: Gary Beaird's Memorial is Saturday October 22, 2011 2PM Bethel Lutheran Church 17500 Burbank Blvd. Encino, CA 91316...Reception following at, Alice and Richard Carden's House.... 5504 Sylvia Ave. Tarzana, CA 91356 Home phone..818- 343-1898
Name: Bill Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 18, 2011, 11:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: R.B.
Message: 42-7 another win for Hawthorne not so much in the game of football but in the game of life. Congrats to Coach for putting two unwillings on the bench, as he has laid it down that no one wins by cutting corners, and nothing comes before ethics, hardwork and discipline, Ok you 2 guys get over it and get back in the game, Life is ahead of you and what you do on the field rolls over for what you do off the field. Good Job Coach you did right and with your great support the Cougars are coming back. JB I am trying to find the note by Gail Beaird Oliver on Gary Beaird's Memorial this coming Saturday No luck can you advice? Bill
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 18, 2011, 6:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA
Message: Attended the homecoming game last friday and had an enjoyable evening. It's interesting to see how HHS has evolved in many aspects. You don't have to be a football fan to enjoy homecoming once a year! I enjoyed the game sitting with my now "long-time" friend Dan Dye. I got to know Lee Leonard and enjoyed seeing other alumni. The cheerleaders couldn't possibly do the old "We got spirit yes we do" yell because Beverly Hills only had about fifty fans. Beverly Hills was the better team last friday and trounced us 42-7. Homecoming is a social event for alumni and a good excuse once a year to return to HHS. I really enjoyed when they put a medley of the Beach Boys on the loud speakers at half time. I thought Karen Fraser was going to jump out of her clothes as all alumni started rocking out in the stands to the sounds of our day. I hope to see a larger group of alumni next year.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 18, 2011, 6:00 pm - HHS Time
Message: Can't let this day end without wishing Sue Bierman King a very happy birthday. If you could see me right now you would see that I'm toasting you with a delightful glass of adult beverage. Wish you were here to share it with me but hope you are enjoying your day.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 17, 2011, 4:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: I just wanted to know who won friday nights game. I hope we did. I was going to go but I was helded up at work. Thanks, Cindy
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 17, 2011, 4:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: corona california
Message: Dennis Wilson A movie on the late Dennis Wilson Actor Aaron Eckhart will play late beach boys-drummer Dennis Wilson in a new movie the actor will show off his vocal talents in the movie. the movie will be directed by Randy Miller- chronicles the final six years of Dennis life up to his death in 1983, and will feature tracks from the the musicians 1977 solo album pacific ocean blue. Actor Aaron Eckhart will also serve as executive producer on the movie , with two of dennis childen carl and Jennifer, acting as co- producers along side the director Jody Savin and Brad Rosenberger Actor Aaron Eckhart movies Batman and the dark Knight.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 17, 2011, 2:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: Per the Daily Breeze, HHS coach Kanach did not allow QB Rickie Calderon and RB Isaiah Brame to play in the Homecoming game against Beverly Hills because of “rules violations”. That no doubt had something to do with the final score. Although this is disappointing, it’s good to see that the coach is enforcing standards of discipline on the team which should pay off in the long run for all concerned.
Name: Robert Risner ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 17, 2011, 1:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Flachslanden, Bayern, Germany
Message: This is a great early (1930s) postcards site
. Venice, Hermosa, Santa Monica are all there. Enjoy!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 17, 2011, 8:48 am - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: Howard, saw your pictures. That HHS team looks a lot differant than the one I saw two years ago. They are on the right track. Looks like HHS has some pretty big boys in the middle.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 16, 2011, 10:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: I brought this Cougartown Scrapbook to the picnic for all to peruse. It was graciously made for me by Maureen Trott about 11 years ago and it has become our history. When I got it back there were pictures missing. I understand how people would want pictures from this book so please feel free to scan those missing pictures and please send the originals back to me at John Baker PO Box 1406 Lomita, Ca 90717. Thank you.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 16, 2011, 2:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest Ca
Message: John, thank you! I'd also like to thank, Principal Mark Newell and Kimberly Stack, for allowing us onto the field. I would have brought my sports lens had I known. I'm sorry for the out of focus pics, when I got home I found I hadn't taken off the ND filter. Oh well, next time! I did add more music to the slideshow!!
Name: George, Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 16, 2011, 10:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, JB; I think there's a little difference between an ass whippin and a hickup. However, on the up side, the team is doing pretty good stat wise in the win loss column, hopefully they didn't play all the easy teams on the front side of the schedule and this loss will make the want to winn the rest of their scheduled games, however many they have left. Jorge
Name: Dan Petty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 15, 2011, 7:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Ana, CA
Message: It was great being at the Homecoming game. Diane and I had forgotten how cold it can be at HalCap Field! We will wear warmer jackets next time. Always enjoyable seeing you John and the Cougartown family! We will try to make the VFW Breakfast.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 15, 2011, 10:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: I wasn't finish but anyway let me know. Thanks Cindy
Name: Mandy Martes (t5) ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 14, 2011, 6:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Durango, Colorado
Message: Hey there all you Cougars! I wish I could go to the homecoming game. Sounds like great fun! On another note, I am currently teaching sixth grade language arts, and I have assigned my students a 'book in a bag' book report. Students have to decorate a lunch sack, then place 8 items in the bag that represent elements of the story. They take out each item and explain its significance. I need to make a sample report, and I am going to do it on The Eight Fingered Criminal's Son by Billy Snyder!!! I wanted to visit here again to say, Download it, all you Cougars! But ONLY if you need some good belly laughs. Thanks for the material for my report, Billy! I hope everyone reads your book, then recommends it to friends.
Name: Sande Gosper ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 14, 2011, 3:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: The 1st Annual HHS GNO (Girls Night Out) was on Saturday, October 8th at Captain Jack's in Sunset Beach . . . What a BLAST (a little decade slang LOL). Seated ~ Miki Reilly Wan '68, Pat Smith '68, Donna Cook Wright '69, Sande Bashaw Gosper '68, Beverly Manning Smith '68, Sherry Kay '73 & Standing ~ Georgia Cook Fiorante '68, Carolyn Watler Hammer '68, Diane Soucy D'Alessandro '68. We had so much fun it is now a "Quarterly" event! Next one on January 14, 2012 ~ location TBD. E-mail me know if you want to attend the next event . . . If you are on FB visit "Hawthorne High School Class of 1968" and ask to join . . . We hope to keep this going for a long time . . . See you in January!
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 14, 2011, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Okay, I went to amazon and found TEFCS on-line. However, I don't have a kindle and I'm not a techy. Can I download it to my computer and read it? Sorry, us old gals used typewriters and learned to type and do our shorthand from Miss. Roth. Computers weren't even on the horizon in the regular world. I'm lucky I can post on CT. Point, click, and type are my limitations.