Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 8, 2012, 4:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach, ca

Message: Happy birthday Janet and Judy.
Happy Birthday Janet and Judy
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 8, 2012, 10:29 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday Janet, have a good day. Cindy
Happy Birthday Janet!!
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 6, 2012, 8:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: Regarding Frank Prenovost and Blvd Paint Mart; Steve Curtin is correct regarding Sonny and Mary Ann. Frank also had a sister, Dorothy who had 12 children. And a hello back to Maurine; my parents lived out by you in Banning (Sun Lakes) from 2000 until their passings in 2006 and 2008.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 6, 2012, 4:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach

Message: Happy birthday Schroeder! Hope you have a very good day.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 6, 2012, 6:22 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR

Message: Jo Ann Mote graduated with us in 1961. Very nice people!
Name: Petey Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 6, 2012, 4:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
City & State: Oregon

Message: To My favorite Woof, HAPPY BIRTHDAY James Howard Schroeder. ?
Name: Steve Curtin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 5, 2012, 9:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: San Jose, CA

Message: Regarding Blvd Paint and Frank Prenovost, I believe he was Charles R. "Sonny" Tanger's brother-in-law. He was Mary Ann's brother.
That's where I've heard that name before. I think you're right Steve.
Name: Jean Caldwell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 5, 2012, 8:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Albq NM
No E-mail
Message: I remember Motes...but can't recall where it was.....?
Hi Jean, About 129th St and the Bl. on the SW corner.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 5, 2012, 7:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971

Message: Alan Nelson HHS class of 1973- After seeing your photo here over many years, it finally hit me, Alan you are the twin double spitting image of Brion James (Blade Runner actor) have you been mistaken for him before?
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 4, 2012, 5:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR

Message: Sorry about that, Jake. I was AWOL for awhile with a computer problem. Glad to be back online. I'm sure I've missed a lot of good emails, too. Go Hogs GO!!!
Name: Alex Gramatges ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 4, 2012, 3:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: claremont ca

Message: I went to Hawthorne high school from 1974 to 1976. I was supose to gradutate in 1978 but i trasfered to lennox high school in 1977.I gradutated from lennox in 1978.
Welcome to Cougartown Alex.
Name: Maurine White ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 4, 2012, 12:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Endicott
Class: 1959
City & State: Riverside, CA

Message: Leo Ainsworth's post brought back a funny memory for me. My Dad started teaching me to drive when I was about 12 (or younger). In 1956 our family got a 1954 Buick which was our first car with power steering. I asked my Dad if I could drive the new car as he and my Mom were talking about how easy it was to drive. Well, he said yes and off we went with my dear friend Jaye Lyn Stonbraker Martin in the back seat. We headed east on 138th from Ramona and I kept asking, "Do I turn here?" as we passed those little short streets. He said "No, keep going." Well I ended up on Hawthorne Blvd. I was weaving all over and when I came to 139th (where the restaurant was on the corner), I made a quick right turn without using the brakes. We ended up on the sidewalk about 10" from the restaurant window when my Dad reached over and slammed on the brakes. All the people in the restaurant were running for cover. I looked back at Jaye Lyn and she was screaming in the middle of the back seat. My Dad backed the car off the curb and off we went. It was shortly after that that the paint store expanded to the corner closing the restaurant. My Dad said it was because I had scared everyone so much they wouldn't sit by the windows anymore. I think he was finally seeing the funny side of the incident--he didn't think it was so funny at the time! Thanks for the great pictures, and "Hi" to Leo. I know our parents were friends.
Great story Maurine. I bet the Buick was off limits for a few years
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 4, 2012, 9:23 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: The Blvd Paint Mart! I work there from 1963 until 1975 with Frank Prenovost. I worked there during college and after a Navy Viet Nam tour. Frank purchased the Restaurant space on the right and expanded the paint store. The store was across the blvd from the Hawthorne Bowl. Frank sold the store to the Fuller-Obrien Corp and I was offered my first professional financial position with their company and moved to South San Francisco to work for them. I met my future wife working at the paint company. I grew up my first five years right across the blvd.
Thanks Leo, I had forgotten where Blvd Paint was located.
Name: Tony Domenick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 3, 2012, 10:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Where can I get a Hawthorne 1973-1974 yearbook? Thanks.
Try HHS. They may still have some yearbooks from a couple of years ago.
Name: El Rojoj ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 3, 2012, 6:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Dan Dye, I'm sure you've figured it out that it's like two a days, or maybe three a days when you were on special team squads with your recovery. Hey, a couple hours in the whirlpool and you're back at em. At least Coach Chauncey, Sevier and Plum and those folks thought so. Hope it's a good road for ya bud. Your Cougar friend always, Jake! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 3, 2012, 6:17 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, Az

Message: For Janet and her question about student's involvement in school sports at HHS, all one has to do is listen to the Beach Boys' "Be True To Your School." The song, about our wonderful Alma Mater, epitomizes the school spirit we had back then. Even though it was written long before we 1970's graduates were there, it's meaning resounded loud and proud for us Cougars. Even now when I hear that song, it brings back great memories and pride in the institution where I spent 4 years of my life, and help shape what I am today.
Good point there Alan. I have the same feeling when I hear that song.
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 2, 2012, 3:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: corona california

Message: On February 3rd 1959, I was working at the Hawthorne post office when I heard the news on the radio that a small plane chartered by Buddy Holly crashed, claiming the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. the big bopper Richardson and the pilot. three of rock and rolls performers were gone. I got to see Richie Valens in concert three weeks before he passed away, and could forget the words you know what I like chantilly lace by the big bopper and Donna by Richie Valens and Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 2, 2012, 7:55 am - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
No E-mail
Message: Lola was not impressed, is that right Jim Schroeder? hahaha FUNNNNY js story Jim. And you mentioned that they DID in fact still hold pep rallies prior to football games, at least until 1966. Wonder how long they continued that ritual. They were FUN ... and besides that, it got you out of class, fercryinoutloud!
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 1, 2012, 9:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: Danny boy came home today 2 days after knee replacement surgery! I am so jealous. Glad you are doing well Danny. God bless you man!
Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 1, 2012, 8:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Redding, CA

Message: Re: "How much were students involved in sports from the 1980's 70's & 60's? And did the school encourage the students to be involved?" In 1966-67, cheerleaders were very involved, regularly attending varsity baseball games. This was due, in part, to the fact that their attendance was required, and contributed to their final PE grade. As I recall, our most loyal, dedicated, fans at home games were a couple of elderly janitors who ate their lunch while sitting in the bleachers.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 1, 2012, 5:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Milton, GA

Message: Hey all you car guys! Ric Colangelo/76 is inviting everyone to see him this weekend : Colangelo Automotive and classics will be attending this weekend Feb 5th the Hilco Fastners Super Bowl Car show from 9am -1pm, And OC MOTER HEADS will be there signing HERO Cards for the fans, come by and ck out some of our hot rods that were done by us and will be on display and Also Get an autogragh signed Hero card. The show is located in garden grove on western ave between Lampson and garden grove blvd. Can't miss the show there will be cars parked everywhere. Come By and say hello. // You might remember Ric brought his drag racing car to a Cruise Night and blasted the neighborhood when he fired that puppy up! Also he'll be starring in a reality show in April called OC Motorheads, so get out and meet the star before he gets too famous!!!!
Thanks Sharon, sounds like a fun day.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 1, 2012, 2:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Point, OR

Message: Oh, yeah-- HHS athletics was something we all looked forward to being a part of (at least in my neighborhood) There was some community pride in the 50's & 60's, and what may of set it off was the '59 football teams appearance in the Coliseum. I recall dreaming of dawning the Scarlet & Gold to give my all on the sacred gridiron. One of the major contributors to the HHS athletic program was the City of Hawthorne(s) Parks & Rec. program. It was like the feeder system to HHS. Some of HHS's finest varsity athletes were coaches at the individual schools, and provided top notch coaching and skill building. Dan Karilla -- who later became a coach at Lawndale and Vice Principal at HHS was the coach at York for several (winning) seasons, and produced several MVP's and stalwarts for the HHS Baseball program. Also enjoyed yelling at pep rallies when the cheer leaders provoked us to scream and holler. Good times.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 1, 2012, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
No E-mail
Message: Kissin' Dan Dye got that name about 11 years ago, when we had Prom Nite in the Grand Ball Room of the Marriott Manhattan Bch, we made a killing when we said that all us under-classmen from the early 60's could finally kiss Dan Dye as we'd have a kissin' booth featuring himself. He's been KDD ever since. (I'd like to do the same for Dick Slawson) As for PE class, about the time that I was a senior, here's how smart girls learned how to by-pass getting undressed.. Picture it: nylons (not panty hose - the old fashioned kind with the seam) rolled down, tucked in white gym socks; guarder belt tucked in white gym shorts; tight skirt and nylon slip hiked up, rolled up and tucked in white gym shorts (around the waist); the only thing we really took off was our sweater and shoes. Don't ask how we got out of showering, you'd never believe it. Does the word "REGULAR" bring back any memories.. now who have I offended today JB?
How did you get out of showering?
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 1, 2012, 12:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
No E-mail
Message: For Janet Leslie: Way back when ... and I DO mean WAY back when ... when I went to HHS, we had PEP RALLIES prior to the football games. Whatever class you had during the period it was scheduled, everyone was dismissed from that class automatically and we showed up for the pep rally. AND MAN! There was enough pep at those rallies to win football games, hands down! It was great fun. How come no one has mentioned those "get-in-the-mood" rallies? Did they do away with them in later years? And just one more thing: Back in "our day", Gym Class, P.E., PhysEd or Physical Education was a mandatory class, like Math, English, etc. I think it was more NATURAL and COMMON and EXPECTED to be athletically inclined back then. We kept in shape because it was just a way of life. Even girls and boys who were not athetically inclined, HAD to participate in P.E. (gym class). We couldn't HELP but be fit! And I don't remember that many people who were overweight to any degree back then. And we walked almost everywhere, or rode bicycles. Also, DAN DYE has more nicknames than Carter has pills: Dan the Man Dye, Kissin' Dan and now SUPERMAN. How about this one: Kissin Dan the Superman ... it kinda covers it all! Glad to hear you are doing so well, Dan. I have heard of all Dan's amazing sports accomplishments and have to tell you right here and now, he is one of the nicest, kindest and most thoughtful men I've ever met. He always has a hug for you and a great big SUPERMAN smile! Hugs to you KDTS and well wishes for a very quick recovery!!!
Dan would ALWAYS hug the pretty girls, Doris. I got a Dan hug once and didn't breathe for an hour.
Name: El Rojo ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 1, 2012, 12:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Hey Dan Dye a speedy recovery to you young man. I also had my knee done recently and other than a minor blip it was a piece of cake. I do have a question to ask of you Coug's and that is, has anyone heard from Mary Ann Martin, maiden was Walton, in the last week or so? All mail comes back. If so please let me know on my e-mail address at the above. Thanks, MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Mary Ann, Where Are You???
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 1, 2012, 11:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Point, Ore

Message: With Groundhog Day looming on the horizon I best get in my 3 cents worth before time expires. Lyons Sporting Goods was on Haw Blvd prior to it's Inglewood Ave locale? I went in to buy the aforementioned jock and was waited on by the lovely Lola Lyons, whom I loved from afar. Nonchalantly ordered the XL which still doesn't fit and Lola was not impressed. Mr Dye is in the York St School Hall of Fame along with The Wilson Brothers, Gordon Martin, and our own King John (it's a small Hall, more of a closet really). Picture of Temple's store reminded me that they lived on Freeman (across from Jollys?) and always had a big Xmas display. Having a great 2012 -- nearly won the lottery -- was only off by a couple of numbers.
Hey Jim, Keep trying on that lotto thing. I always play 1-2-3-4-5-6 The odds are the same but if I ever hit it, it will cause a giant lotto scandal