Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 12, 2011, 9:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Roseville, CA

Message: A gathering of the 61ers.....After he retired, Royal Lord (61) & his wife Pat moved to Live Oak (NoCal). Each year they have a family Christmas dinner. For the last 4 years Ginny & I have been honored to be invited to their home. Last Saturday was the 2011 dinner. This year there was another HHS addition. Larry Smith (61) & his wife Dee (Morningside) was there also. I haven't seen Larry since the day we graduated. Had a great time talking about many of the things that have happened to us over the last 50... did I say fifty? ... years... We were actually in the same area in Viet Nam about the same time... Jimmy Peppers (61) lived across the street from me and was a cheer leader with Larry. Jimmy... Were your ears burning? We said only good things about you.. honest.
Hey Mike, Sounds like a fun get together at Royal and Pat's place and glad to hear some news on Larry as he's been absent for many years now. Thanks for the feedback and I wonder if Larry and Jimmy can still do this.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 11, 2011, 4:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Taylorsville

Message: Hi John, this is a message for Bob Fraser. I'm curious about your 409. What did you do to the engine? Someone told me that they took the engine down and "super" balanced it, put it back together and added a dual quad set up. This is all they needed to do. So, what did you do to yours?
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 11, 2011, 12:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Long beach ca

Message: Happy birthday Joyce
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 11, 2011, 11:30 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey Joyce, have a great b'day. Unbelievable! Seems like the 4th grade was just months ago. Enjoy your day and may the coming year be kind to you.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 11, 2011, 9:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: A very Happy Birthday wish to the mother of my lovely daughter, Joyce Savisky. Have a great day.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 9, 2011, 4:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: We would like to wish Jan Blomsterberg a belated Happy Birthday! We are a couple of days behind on reading feedback. Hope you had a day as wonderful as you are!
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 9, 2011, 10:23 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR

Message: As best I can remember - LOL - Hawthorne never had any streets that 100% decorated for Christmas. There was a street in Lawndale (south of Rosecrans and east of the Boulevard) that decorated for several years and most of the homes had "snow" on the lawns. I also remember the Santa at Sears and later took my sons to see him. Did anyone else drive to the Broadway in the Crenshaw area on Thanksgiving night when the Christmas decorated windows were uncovered? This was before freeways and was quite a drive. I went to a lot of Rose Bowl Parades and Games and that was a terrifc way to wind up the holidays! Our small town here always has a great Christmas parade with bands, floats and lots of candy throwing to the children. That's when the Chamber of Commerce draws the five winning tickets for Christmas Bucks - $100 each. And, the town tree's lit by the Mayor. Nothing like that home town feeling! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all y'all Cougars and Cougarettes!!!
Thanks Mary Ann and Merry Christmas right back atcha.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 8, 2011, 9:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: I don't know if any NorCal Cougars, especially those who attended my BD party, had a chance to see the CA Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony tonight on Comcast 104, but the Beach Boys, Mike Love, Al Jardine and David Marks were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Also, my stepson who hosted my BD party & serving in the National Guard, was on the stage (in uniform) with all the inductees. The ceremony was held at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium where the Beach Boys recorded their first #1 LIVE record back in 1963. Have a great Cougar day!
Hey Max, thanks for the info.
Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 8, 2011, 1:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: MV / PD today

Message: Happy Birthday to Larry Marquiss AKA (RAPO) the best FORD mechanic in the business! don't for get to read the pumps before you go home tonight. Dennis
Happy Birthday Larry!!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 8, 2011, 9:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey Alan, thanks for the quiz link. I didn't ace it. Missed 4. I have to study up on my Henry Js and Willies, and DeSotos and Chryslers. I got a 92 or 93%. Fun stuff. Thanks Janny, did you get that toilet unclogged? I was going to run by last night to see if I could help. But I got busy with something else. Sorry. See you at the VFW b'fast.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 7, 2011, 7:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ

Message: Not sure if this has been put up before, but it's a pretty cool quiz on '50s car knowledge. I got a dismal 76%, but most of the cars were made before I was born. I'm sure that most "early" Cougars could ace it with no problem. No spam, virus or any usual internet BS, just good clean car fun.
Thanks Alan, I aced it.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 7, 2011, 6:10 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia, Ca

TWO BIRTHDAY JANS?? Happy Birhtday to you both.
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 7, 2011, 4:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: A very Happy Birthday wish to Janny Wanny! Hope you have a wonderful day and all your wishes come true tonight! Happy Birthday!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 7, 2011, 1:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: December 7, 1941. Wow, 70 years! I had a couple of uncles there. Both survived the attack. And both are gone now but sincere gratitude to all the men and women who serve and have served to keep America Free. Special thanks to all of the WWII vets who are still with us. Happy birthday to my friend Jan. "Special surprise!" Looks to me like Jude is fixing your favorite dinner for you tonight. Wow, lucky you. Have a great b'day, my friend.
No Judy told me she clogged up the commode.
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 7, 2011, 9:11 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA

Message: I hope everyone is having a happy holiday so far! I have a request for the class of 77 regarding the reunion. If you know for sure that you are attending, please send your money to me now. I have yet to put a deposit on the venue, and will need to do so by the end of the year. So far, that deposit will be coming from me! I still need people to assist me in planning this event! So, if you're interested, please email me at I promise not to take too much of your time.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 7, 2011, 8:53 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Happy Birthday to Janny Wanny Chicken Fanny!! To the man who sets the bar for all husbands. You're also my personal hero. Have a great birthday week and enjoy your Judy surprise tonite! LOL! XOXOXO
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 7, 2011, 4:35 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance CA

Message: Happy Birthday to my best friend, my personal chef, my knight in shining armour, my handy-man, my stand up comic, my Dr. when I'm down and the guy that can still scratch my itch and wins all the farting contests. You're my Mickey Mouse, Mr. Noodleman - Howard or Howie - Janny Wanny or just Jan. Happy Birthday to my favorite husband. Mama has a nice surprise for you when you get home! JW
Well OK then Born on Pearl Harbor Day - Happy Birthday Janny!!!
Name: Steve Curtin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 6, 2011, 10:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: San Jose, CA

Message: Regarding Beach Boys first public concert, from what I recall and read it was New Year's Eve, 1961 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium.
Thanks Steve.
Name: Jerry Skaff ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 5, 2011, 6:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: thousand oaks,ca

Message: Hi John, Thanks again as always for the FABULOUS work you do for Cougartown and the community. You are correct that our dads were best friends, he forever talked about wonderful times he had with the Bakers. It is amazing how history repeats itself. Thanks for being a good friend.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 4, 2011, 9:53 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: I'm not sure that I have Christmas pictures but, hey, come on big sis Ricki- you have picture postcard perfect contributions to make!
Yes please send your pictures to Paco at real soon.
Name: Jerry Skaff ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 4, 2011, 7:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Thousand Oaks, Ca

Message: On behalf of the Skaff family, we would like to thank Bob and Karen Fraser for letting everyone know of the passing of our beloved Patty Cirincione (Skaff) (Class of 60) on December 1st and for posting the information about her funeral services. Patty will be dearly missed by her husband Sal, her two daughters, Emilia and Michelle, her five grandchildren and one great grandchild and by her brothers Tom (Class of 64) and Jerry (Class of 67). The Skaff family has been a part of Hawthorne since 1932 when the family moved from North Dakota. Patty and Sal were married in 1963 and have lived in the same home for 48 years. Patty was a member of the Woman's Club and regularly did volunteer work at the Hawthorne Memorial Center. Her passing came after a long battle with Diabetes which caused heart and kidney problems. She loved life and she loved everyone around her, as she was loved by all. She will be greatly missed. The family will be having visitation at McKay's South Bay Mortuary in Lawndale on Tuesday from 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 9:00 am on Wednesday, followed by a procession to Calvary Cemetery in Whittier and returning to VFW Hall on 131st Street in Hawthorne for a luncheon in her honor. Patty loved her family and she loved her life, she loved Hawthorne and she loved being a Hawthorne Cougar.
Thanks Jerry and again, my sincere condolences to you and the rest of the family. My father and your father were best friends, starting in high school. It seems these things come full circle.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 4, 2011, 6:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Good trivia question Clark. Although I heard them play in their garage many times, I think the first time I saw them play "officially" as the Beach Boys was at our '62 Senior breakfast in the HHS cafeteria. All 4 of the originals, Pendletons and all!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 4, 2011, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: I just heard on the radio that this month is the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys first performance as "The Beach Boys" Any of you folks from that era able to confirm? Wasn't their first concert at the Hermosa Beach community center at PCH and Pier? Fifty years of Beach Boys music, how great is that!!
This month is their anniversary, Clark. Has it been a half century?
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 4, 2011, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: The services for Pat Skaff (c/o '60) have been changed as follows: Viewing: Tuesday Dec. 6th 4-8 pm , rosary at 6. McKay's Mortuary, Lawndale. Funeral Mass: Wed., Dec. 7 at 9am St. Joseph's Hawthorne.
Thanks for the update Bob.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 4, 2011, 12:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview, Fl.

Message: Merry Christmas to All Cougars. It's been a long quiet spell since I checked in at Cougartown. In this season of Giving Thanks & celebrating Christmas, I see lots of posts about long ago past memories of days gone by. I'd like to include a focus on the Christmas "present". A family friend & local childhood neighbor from Lennox High, Paul Aziz is presenting his own version of Christmas on his front yard in Lebanon Oregon, this season. Paul has electrified his Home with over 35,000 computer controlled Christmas Lights, all synchronized to the music he broadcasts on a low power Fm transmitter for those who drive by his house. Take a close look at his web site Please enjoy the assortment of videos he has there. And while you all are remembering stuff, don't forget to remember the Birth of Christ Jesus.
Thanks Neil, Merry Christmas to you too.
Name: Norm Weyer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 4, 2011, 9:59 am - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the passing of Treva Weyer Colwell. My name is Norm Weyer and I am Trevas’ brother. The hospital contacted me around 1:30 AM on 12/02/11 to advise me of the situation. Apparently she contacted the paramedics shortly after 11:00 PM on the 1st and when they arrived she told them that she had been having trouble breathing all day. While the paramedics were there, she went into cardiac arrest. They were able to revive her, and then took her to the hospital where she again went into cardiac arrest from which she did not recover. She is survived by her son, 2 grandchildren and myself. Services, if any, are pending. Should additional information become available, I will advise by email.
Norm, Very sad to lose our '62 classmate, Treva. I remember Treva as being kind of shy but always with a big smile. She will be missed by me and the rest of our classmates. Our condolences to you and the rest of Treva's family.