Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 9, 2011, 12:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Great pictures of my coaches. I have good stories of both Alex Bravo and Lou Penella but this is a family website so ask me when you see me. We were so lucky to have these guys plus Sid and Toby in those days. Sid said to us the last time we saw him he was new to high school coaching and he thought the load of talent he saw was normal and would just keep repeating itself. We all live and learn.
Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 7, 2011, 8:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: Cougar sighting. Over the weekend during a cruise to Ensenada I introduced myself to a couple sitting down next to us at dinner. They were celebrating their anniversary. At some point the discussion turned to where everyone was from. As it turns out, one of our new table neighbors was Shelly Wolfe (Wales) HHS '79, now living in Oregon and Palm Desert. My sister Jamie, also HHS '79 was there as well and so an interesting and fun discussion ensued. There were about 2,000 other passengers on the "boat" so what are the chances of randomly sitting next to another Cougar? It's a small world.
Yes it is Larry, thanks for the great sighting.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 4, 2011, 10:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA

Message: I just watched the USC-Colorado game and SC has a safety named Drew Mc Allister. . I thought someone told me that Ken Mc Allister(73) had a son playing ball at SC. Can anyone confirm that Drew is Kens son?
Yes Ken is Drew's pop. Ken went to Cal in the mid 70s.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 4, 2011, 6:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA

Message: Finally a very legitimate Cougar sighting with no stalking or cheesecake involved. My family doctor refered me to an endocrinologist. After I checked in with the receptionist, the doctors assistant came to get me and she said "Do you know who I am?" Memories may fade as we get older but one should never forget the best looking women on campus. Still very pretty, it was easy to recognize Sherry (Blackwell) Erickson('76). We chatted about our lives after HHS and classmates we are still in touch with. Even though we ran with different crowds we knew each other and had good old HHS in common! It was nice to finally have a Cougar sighting of someone over the age of 20!
Hey Clark, GREAT sighting man and yes, you have been stalking the young ones lately Thanks man.
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 4, 2011, 2:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX

Message: Halloween night I had something more important to do besides pass out candy - the first pre-season basketball game for the number one ranked Baylor Lady Bears. So I put out 2 big bowls of candy and a few decorations with a sign wishing everyone a Happy Halloween and please take a handful of candy. To the credit of all the trick or treaters in our area (and there are usually a lot of them), the decorations were intact and there was even some candy left in the bowls.
Name: Debbie Beachler ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 4, 2011, 12:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kilroy
Class: 1971
City & State: The OC

Message: Hi John, I know the Island feeling. Since I moved from my old Hawthorne neighborhood, I think I have had about 5 kids come to my door. All my neighbors have the lights off, so the street looks deserted! I really enjoyed those Game programs from Paco's pics!! It was nice seeing all those old-time business names and I forgot that "Gas" Stations had been called "Service" Stations, wow, was life really that simple?? I didn't remember the HHS Dad's club but that is a tradition they should really bring back at all schools. The only thing I am really glad about is that teenage girls don't have to wears skirts to do construction work anymore, especially going up ladders (see Gunga Den pics)!!! LOL!!
All in all, Great Pics Paco!!
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 4, 2011, 10:38 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance

Message: I understand that a Memorial Service will be held for Ginny Lambert on Tuesday - Nov 15 - at 2:00 pm at the Hawthorne Memorial Center on El Segundo and Prairie. I'm sure the place will be packed with her friends, young and old. She will certainly be missed. She was a very generous Italian gal.
Thanks Judy for the info.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 2, 2011, 2:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester, CA

Message: I think all the trick or treaters were in my neighborhood. We started out with 300 pieces of candy - went to the store and bought 4 more bags. By the end of the night we had about 20 pieces left. My neighbors go all out with the decorations so each year we get more and more kids. I love it. Reminds me of all the fun we had as kids.
If you are, or live next door to, a decorator you probably will be swamped. My neighbors turn the lights out so my house is an island.
Name: Mike Stallings ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 2, 2011, 11:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: San Pedro, CA.

Message: I had 200 kids come to my door on Halloween as well, San Pedro reminds me so much of what Hawthorne & Inglewood were like in the 50's & 60's. For the most part, it's a great family oriented community. On another note I just wanted to put the message out to anyone that graduated from St. Joesphs in 1970, we are having a reunion next summer. Contact me if you would like more info on this event. Thanks again John for providing such a great medium for all of us Cougars to stay in touch.
Hey thanks Mike for the St. Joe Reunion info. I'm sure you'll have some inquiries.
Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 2, 2011, 11:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: I was tricked instead of treated. Some knuckleheads were speeding around the neighborhood during the wee hours of Halloween morning throwing huge pumpkins at parked cars. They got my truck good putting a nice dent on the cab and pumpkin splat everywhere else. Happy Halloween!! When I was a kid the worse thing we did to anyone's ride was "kipe" the bullet or Gemini space capsule shaped chrome valve stem covers from the tires of low riders and then "cut out". It's funny that when I had my own car, years later, my ill gotten collection of chrome valve stem covers gradually disappeared from my '65 Mustang. What goes around comes around. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you is the only social justice I believe in.
You only borrow those, Lar'
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 1, 2011, 6:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Prescott Valley, AZ

Message: Jim and I have never had so many kids on Halloween. We had between two and three hundred adorable kids in their costumes. Loved their enthusiasm and their courtesy. All of them thanked us for their treat. We had a good time. It reminded me of my childhood in Hawthorne. There were always so many kids out and about, great memories.
I had a 4 year old boy dressed as the tooth fairy. What were his parents thinkin'
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 1, 2011, 3:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: EDH, CA

Message: Thanks for the birthday wishes. What was the best Halloween costume people saw last night? 7 billion people in the world and I only got 15 trick or treaters. Guess I need to make snicker and butterfinger casserole.
Me too, I had about 5 door knocks all night. I donated my left over candy to the under-heightened kid across the street.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 1, 2011, 12:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance

Message: So very sorry to see that Ginny Lambert passed away. For those that didn't know her, she & her husband Olin, were pillars in the Hawthorne community for many years. She was very dedicated to us all in one way or another and very generous with her time and money at the Hawthorne VFW post. Another goodbye to another good friend.
Thanks for the info Judy. Ginny will be missed.
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 31, 2011, 8:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.

Message: Ah, My favorite time of year...Happy Halloween everyone, booooooo.
Happy Halloween Richard
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 31, 2011, 6:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: Happy Birthday to my buddy Bill Young, many more Youngie!
Happy Birthday Bill ! !
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 31, 2011, 2:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
No E-mail
Message: A great big Happy Birthday to our favorite trick or treater- Tom Shelley. Tom, don't stay out too late going door to door tonight. Great picture John, that was a fun night! Tom, that was one awesome costume. Have a birthday as special as you are.
Happy Birthday Tom!!
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 31, 2011, 11:30 am - HHS Time
City & State: Central Point, Ore

Message: Had a lovely evening in the company of a graduate from HHS's first graduating class. Joe Mazzotta. Lots of festive fun listening to perhaps the best stereo system this side of Steven Spielberg's. His wife, Sherry, was the Secretary at Hawthorne Intermediate for 10 years also, so it was fun chatting about those bygone days. Joe had a (in the day) Studebaker with a Cadillac engine that had to have the engine pulled to change the spark plugs. You car guys! I went the other way -- I had a Cadillac in which I put a Singer Sewing Machine engine. Not too much power, but I cut some fancy patterns in front of Taco Tio.
Sounds like a fun visit between Cougars there Jim. That Singer in a Caddy produced too much zig-zag on burn outs for me. Thanks for the update, man.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 30, 2011, 9:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Well I can't speak for the others but I've been out all day. I went to Skippy's for lunch 'cause they had a sale; cheeseburger, fries and a small Coke for 16¢,(you know it's usually 22¢) Then went over to Auction City and bought one of those velvet Elvis pictures; really neato. Then on the way back we stopped at Curries for a double dip. Had a little trouble with the Packard but we managed to make it home OK, though a little late, so we missed most of The Ed Sullivan Show. Anyway, gotta go now. Gotta get my lunch pail ready. It's back to the plant in the morning!
Now THAT'S nostalgic man HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM!! I owe you dinner and will be out, so pick a nice place. Do you have an Arbys out there?
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 30, 2011, 7:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: I was wondering the same thing!?!?!?! I thought it was broke or somethin!
Me too Betty, thanks for the first feedback in a little over 2 days.
Name: Patricia Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 28, 2011, 6:10 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: Hey John Boy, Very cute - Thank you. I have always loved this time of year. Now I understand why, Halloween, Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas - it's a great flow!
Candy, Turkey, and is good.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 28, 2011, 3:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: I hope you'll have time to post this, with ALL the feedbacks...I'm putting up one more "Paco's Pic's" before the Holidays, so, send in your stuff!! I'll post Holiday pic's starting around the first of December.
I have time Get your Holiday pictures to Paco this year. I'd love to see at least 50 in Pacos Pics.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 27, 2011, 9:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: Happy Birthday Matt!!
Happy Birthday Matt and as I recall, Patty, you have one coming up next month so Happy EARLY Birthday to you too.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 27, 2011, 5:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance CA

Message: I hate to say this..but I've been logging on to CT all afternoon just to hear this song you're playing Sidney. "LOVE IT!" What does it mean? I've been Calypsoing all around the room all day. Happy Birthday to Matt Peterson, one of the first alumni I met 12 years ago. Now I have to log off and log back on again to hear the music, or can I just hit the refresh button all night?
That song is called Pata Pata and was a semi-hit in the mid 60s by the late Miriam Makeba. Great song.
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 27, 2011, 2:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: Marietta, Ohio

Message: Happy Birthday to my little brother, a big fan of all things Cougartown!
Name: Kelly Brazao ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 25, 2011, 4:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sullivan
Class: 1975
City & State: Ca

Message: It is with great sadness, my brother Kevin Sullivan (class of 1974) has passed away. There is a planned memorial for him on November 5, 2011 in Long Beach. Please email me for more detailed information. Kelly Braza (Sullivan)
Our sincere condolences to you, Kelly, and the rest of Kevin's family.
Name: Dean Karels ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 24, 2011, 7:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: tustin, ca

Message: this is in regards to betty's comment about the memorial wall's, i still tear up when ever i see one of our friends names on either wall and i've seen both a couple of times. God bless them all.