Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 25, 2011, 7:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Merry Merry Christmas CTown and King John! I hope all of you have enjoyed a wonderful day!
Name: Patti Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 25, 2011, 12:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cypress, CA
Message: Wishing all Cougars a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. May we ALL be around at this time next year. Blessings, peace and joy to everyone.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 25, 2011, 8:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE, and a special wish to you, John Baker, HHS alumni's very own Santa Claus! You have given us ALL such a wonderful gift John, and just want to say YOU DA MAN! and thank you, thank you, thank you ... for all your patience and giving. There's just no way, really, that we can show you just how grateful we all are! To you, and all of CT's crowd, I wish peace, love and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR, too!
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 9:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: La Verne, CA
Message: John Baker you are Santa 365 ... many thanks for keeping Coug's a community. May all HHS'ers enjoy their blessings as we enter another lap in our life's journey. JB, seems like yesterday and ole quarter midget day's with our dad's. Cheers 'n gears to all including ole buddy's Lee Leonard and Rich Sloan. A special hello to Ernie Nixon who is recovering from a serious illness in Jacksonville, FL. Great to be back in SoCal and not the cold of Indy this season.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 9:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Prescott Valley, AZ
Message: Merry Christmas to all Cougars. God bless us, everyone.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 8:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: John, thanks for another year of memories through Cougartown. I want to wish everyone on Cougartown a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 7:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview - Florida
Message: Blessed Merry Christmas to all- after 50 years "on" ...a real big thank you to Brian & Al & Mike - please take 1 minute and watch this one - Do It Again
...Nice to hear those harmonies again... see all you Cougars next year!
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 4:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: Off to a Christmas Eve dessert party. Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and Happy New Year to all Cougars & Cougaretts!
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 4:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: John, Karen and I want to wish you and all the rest of our extended Cougar family a blessed Merry Christmas. And, in response to an old dear friend, John Guerra- when pigs fly! Merry Christmas all.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 11:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: As has been noted, it has been a tough year for Cougs. and we certainly should take a moment during this time of year to remember them and their families. John, you "done good" my friend. All of your hard work and creativity has produced one very unique and well appreciated gathering ground. My very best wishes for a Merry Christmas to you and mom and Kelly and your entire family. And don't think a 7 buck VFW b'fast gets you off the hook. You still owe me lunch pal!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my Cougar friends and their families. Tom
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 11:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Sreve Boy, LOL, I think at one time or another, I was in every seedy place there was in and around Lennox Sheriff's Station patrol area and that includes a lot of so called residences. Usually what took us to these din's of iniquity, was a fight, stabbing, shooting, robbery or all of the above. The "Jet Strip", you refer to, as I recall was on the S/side of Imperial Hwy. & W/ of Hawthorne Bl., the bar that you are refering to next to the station, I can't remember the name of to save my sole, but it was not the "Strip", every time we had a station "trustee" go AWOL, we looked in that bar first LOL, 8 out of 10 times, we would find them there checking out the dancing ladies. I actually spent most of my time in the Vermont (Ghetto) area as a training officer for the new boots coming to patrol, teaching them how to stay alive and not get in trouble, (something they don't apparently do in todays world, teach them to stay out of trouble) the areas I worked were like a third world country & a real culture shock for me when I was a new guy myself fresh out of the Academy. If you would have told me, that just a few miles E/of Hawthorne where I grew up was like what I experienced (probably still is) I would have thought you were lying, maybe that's why I'm so synical LOL. Have a Happy, be safe & watch your back, because the percentages don't go in our favor anymore, thanks to Jerry Brown & the Sheriff, Lee Baca letting all the A-holes back out on the street due to funding. However, on a brighter note, it's job security for the patrol deputy, as most that are released will re-offend, nice thought huh. Jorge
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 9:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Well, I'm off to Vancouver, leaving for LAX around 4pm, flight at 6am on Christmas morning. Speaking of the Buckit, I worked with a young lady, a clerk for the Big Cheese, who danced and served there. I never saw her dance, but living her life before 5pm and after was too much for her, she ended up taking her own life. Back to happier thought, I remember the Goose, and a hole in the wall, put there by a late Cougar...Well here's hoping for Happy and Safe Holidays to you all!! GO Jr. Gulls! Fight-On!!
Name: Ray Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 9:17 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mena AR
Message: John.. Wish I could think of a profound greeting to pass along to you and our fellow Cougars. But you must realize, I'm a graduate of 1958, so, the only thing that comes to mind is; Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.. What a year round gift Cougartown has been... Thanks.. Ray
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 24, 2011, 6:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: I wish all you Cougars a very Merry Christmas! If you all have a moment today, think of those we have lost this year. Way too many good Cougars had left way too soon. Thank you, John for keeping this site alive and well as it is appreciated by many!
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 23, 2011, 10:40 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: Are you thinking about the "Jet Strip" on Imperial? It was re-located to Haw/111th next to the Sheriff's Dept. Been there George?
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 23, 2011, 5:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Alta Loma
Message: I just clicked on the prompt for the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary, I then clicked on the youtube "Do It Again" video. As the song started my 18 month old grandson immediately started dancing as he stared at the video. It looks like the Beach Boys have another fan, I guess it proves their music is timeless. Merry Christmas to all.
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 23, 2011, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: corona california
Message: My wife cathy and myself took a ride by my old house 4927 west 133 street and took a picture of the house, and drove by the water tower, and Hawthorne high, great memories. my wife and myself will buy Beach boys tickets to see the concert, if the concert is near us I will wear my Beach Boys red baseball cap, and my red Hawthorne t-shirt. thank you john for the great job you are doing. everybody have a happy christmas and a safe new year peter nelson class of 1957
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 23, 2011, 2:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: Oh my...the dark side of Hawthorne being exposed! I don't think many of the HHS girls have the same memories, however..... A Blessed Christmas to all and an adventurous New Year with lots more good news about our classmates next year.
Name: El & Ida ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 23, 2011, 12:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kellen Town, ID
Message: Judi and I just wanted to wish every Cougar and Cougarette and or bitchin looking Cougar, take your pick, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. AND I never thought I'd say this, but GO SC next year, and kick BCS @$$. They stomped one of the best this year. Hope they don't do it next year. A BOISE STATE faithful. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 23, 2011, 10:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Anaheim, Ca
Message: Hi John, would like to wish you, and my good friends Bob & Karen Fraser, and you HHS Cougars a Merry Christmas
P/S Mr Fraser, when you had your 61 409 chevy, and I had my 62 Vette, [ wish we had them now ] back then I'm sure I would have shut you down. A challenge in our next lifetime MERRY CHRISTMAS
Name: Mike Stallings ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 23, 2011, 8:00 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Have not seen a post regarding the reunion of the ORIGINAL Living Beach Boys recording a new Album, (I still love using that word,) commemorating their 50th Anniversary and they will also have a tour, all coming to us next year...Hearing that was the best Christmas Present I could have gotten this year! Check out this link
Name: John Noyes ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 22, 2011, 8:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Spring Valley Lake Ca.
Message: I went back to 11882 Gale Ave this year for the first time in over 30 years. Wow! now all very old run down houses and apartments with bars on the windows and doors real sad. Anyway a Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all. John
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 22, 2011, 7:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Received an e-mail that contained a message that has been on my mind all day and I would like to share it if I may. It goes like this: "Each of us knows somebody who would benefit from a kind word. I'm encouraging you to act on it before the end of the year. For the biggest impact, do it in writing. And do it for somebody who knows you have nothing to gain. It's important to give encouragement to family and friends, but their happiness and yours are inseparable. For maximum impact, I'm suggesting that you give your encouragement to someone who can't return the favor - it's a distinction that won't be lost on the recipient. And remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. Over time I have come to understand that some gifts are meant to be passed on, not repaid". Merry Christmas JB. Wishing you time to do the things you love.
Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 22, 2011, 5:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo Ca
Message: Jerry, that's what all you phone guys said back in the day ask Paco 43 years with the phone Co. he started in the Inglewood office and worked the main frame switch and you guys that worked in the field would get the trouble calls for a small fee of course. How much did you fork over for a trouble call to bucket 2 beers after work? mmm George, see you on the course after the first of the year Re the Ducks & Trojans concert it a beat boy! Merry Christmas to all our Cougartown friends. Dennis
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 22, 2011, 4:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Venus Massage was actually on the corner of Century and I was in there many times. Now I want you all to stop thinking that right now! Every one of my visits was official phone company business. They had a main terminal in their building and we were in there quite often. It was always enjoyable though as the ladies were not only beautiful but quite a bit of fun once they knew you were not a customer.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 22, 2011, 3:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, dennis; My Palm Desert neighbor & golf partner, he want's to go to the Rosebowl as a player & not a spectator, my money says that Oregon still beats them. Jorge
Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 22, 2011, 2:51 pm - HHS Time
Message: QB Matt Barkley will return to USC WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 22, 2011, 2:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: George, never been to the Venus Faire. I do remember seeing it. Been to the Buckit. A group of us used to go there back in the mid- 70s.