Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 7, 2012, 9:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Good morning to all Cougs. Just wishing all a very HAPPY EASTER and have a safe festive Holiday. Don't eat too much haha I probably will. Its ok once a year. I wanted to go to cruise night but at the last min. I had to work. Next time I will be there.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 7, 2012, 8:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: Too funny you guys with your bleached hair stories! Mine was too, but lots of girls had "champagne or honey blonde" hair from the bottle. No one ever threatened to throw us out of school! My grandson has natural "bushy, bushy blonde hair", however, the green tinge from the chlorine in the pool is a little wierd! Happy Easter to all of you and looking forward to our BIG reunion soon!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 7, 2012, 7:30 am - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills Ca,/Hanalei Hi,
Message: .... Well if anything will get all us Cougars stired up and start posting again it would have to do with death. Wont it Neil? Sorry amigo , but death is just part of the story of life. Many of us have already lost our parents or other loved ones. Or just a good friend. It's a reminder "Were all just flowers" And Im sure most everyone here has a hard time with it. But like everyone has been posting. They would rather see the post than someplace else on "Feedback" .. There is a tribute page we all can visit. Some folks have put together some nice tributes for falling Cougars. Being a firefighter I,ve seen more than my share of death. If you accept that death is truly part of life you can understand it's place. Avoiding the issue or putting it on another page is not dealing with it. Everything on this page has to do with our community. And it's better dealing with it than not. Or hiding it . Most folks here on feedback are a bit older than yourself Neil. And the closer one gets to the gate. (Heavan or Hell) the more we tend to accept it. Some Cougars have been short changed... That sucks! Just yesterday Thomas Kinkade the artist died at only 54! That was all over the internet. Should that have been pulled off the internet or put someplace else ? If your getting upset about seeing post of other Cougars dying Neil, I think you need some help. Sorry but to go as far as you did tells me (us) that you can't deal with it very easily. That's understandable. But work on it buddie! There are people that have put post of there loved ones passing because they love them. And want us fellow Cougars to know. At least have some repect for there families Pal . And try and get a grip. Tommorrow is Easter. Try and understand what the true meaning of Easter is really all about. It's not about a bunny (sorry) . It's about understanding what death is all about. Peace to you and everyone here on feedback. Remember , "Were All Just Flowers"
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 6:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: John, keep the same format. I have lost too many friends and family, however this is life and I feel it is respectful to remember loved ones when we lose them. It makes me remember how short life is and how important friendships are. I also was called into Mr. Wetzler's office when I bleached my blond hair blonder. I remember there were at least three guys in for the same reason, however I had my hair dyed a light brown the next school day and the other guys came back to school with their hair still bleached and they were able to stay in school. I went swimmimg a few days later and my hair was very blond again. That was the worst trouble I ever got into in high school.
Name: Bill Snyder ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 5:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Chandler, Arizona
Message: Last October I released THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON, an e-book that involved growing up in Hawthorne (sector 17), attending Holy Joe's and Hawthorne High and hanging out at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Several Cougartowners were kind enough to download the e-book. The collection of mostly true stories has finally been published and is available as an actual book book at this site.
Thank you John for allowing the plug. Also, the book will soon be available at former Cougar Pete Ledesma's BOOK FROG in Palos Verdes.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 4:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: My two cents is we are all connected because of HHS and this is all that circle of life thing. Read "Our Town" and substitute Hawthorne for New Hampshire. We have gone through act#1 already and are either long into act#2 or just tip toeing into act #3.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 4:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: Hey Neil, looks like your "motion" has died, no second!! Goofy kid...
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 3:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bruceville, TX
Message: I believe that Cougartown is a forum where we can keep up on what's happining in this community. Unfortunately life is not all fun and games and we sometimes find postings that share news of the passing of other Cougars. I say lets have the funny stuff, the sports stuff, the good news, the sad news, and all the other things that make us a community.
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: CORONA CALIF.
Message: everybody have a happy easter. john you are doing a great job PETER NELSON CLASS OF 1957
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 1:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
Message: John, I agree with most on of the C-towners here, all information good or bad needs to be here on this page. I would never have known that my good friend Donald had bypass surgery, how else are we supposed to get information about our friends. Sorry to hear about Cindy Whittaker, I didn't know her but I knew her through her feedback entries. Keep up the good work and don't change a thing. Cindy
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 12:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, Howard "Paco" Duran; LOL, I bet you wish you had hair like you did in High School to bleach as does fireman Jim Fredricks, that's why he wears a straw hat. John Boy, as far as the death notices & so forth, I'm another who doesn't see problem with them at all. It's a fact of life that we are all going to croak eventually, some sooner than others. I like seeing who I outlasted, especially with the partying life style that I led for many years, thank goodness I have a strong liver. Heck, I have already seen several folks that I knew listed on here that I thought had already gone bye bye. Jorge
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 11:09 am - HHS Time
Message: BEING SUSPENDED STORY: Paco, In my freshman year, I was late to a class 3 times in a row (just couldn't make it from the pool to my next class by T-mart in time). The teacher sent me to my counselor that called my mom to come in, and the punishment was (drum roll here ) "suspension for 3 days!" Coming from Catholic school, I didn't even know what that meant (in Catholic school you were either in our expelled). When I asked what suspension was, she told me I couldn't come to school for 3 days. All I remember thinking was "Boy, are they in trouble." (badabing) Thought I died and went to heaven...even though I enjoyed the 3 days off and never figured out what the punishment was, I was never suspended again. However, I did get on the 4/4 plan asap.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 10:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: My senior year, Dennis Campbell and I had our hair bleached butt white! Man, were we cool! I think if it was done in 1963 or so, "Bushy bushy blonde hairdo", Wetzler would have liked it more. He sent us home to correct the wrong that had been done. Sharon said her grandmother did hair all the time, how hard could it be? Go to Thriftymart and get some henna, whatever that was.. So Sharon corrects the wrong that was done..my hair resembled that of a "Drake"..I was sent home for 3 days,! Good ol' Wetzler!
Name: Carole Ferruccio ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 10:20 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Isabella, CA
Message: John, I'm a lurker here as you know I do not post very often but the post about the bummer dead people posts sounded way too negative. Yes its sad people are dying but that is the norm when classes age. If its a good friend now, or one in the past, or a relative people want others to know and share the pain. A separate page sounds like a good thing at first thought but I for one would not want to go to a separate page and check out who died recently. Thats like checking the obits in a paper. Someone dying is news as much as someone having grand kids or a Cougar sighting. Life effects us all and hiding the bad on a different page isn't going to make it any better. Sorry!
Name: Judy Degrazia ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 9:47 am - HHS Time
Message: JB, I think the mention of old friends passing struck a nerve in Feedback. My personal opinion is that mentioning the passing of an alumni/teacher is not too much different than seeing birthday notices go up. It allows us to give thought and credit to that person as they leave this earth.. It'll happen and happen even more now that we're not kids any longer. I appreciate (but not look forward to) seeing announcements, even if it reports a funeral notice or service, or even that an old friend is battling for his/her life. Perhaps if we didn't see it here, we would have missed a small window of time to pay our respects or talk to that person one last time, or just call the family, offering our support. For those that can't handle the bad news of a friend's funeral, then there's always the "arrow down" button. For they that care about what happens to friends, it's a connection into info that's invaluable and certainly time sensitive. Please don't stop the announcements JB...good or bad. It's all part of the cycle & circle of life.
Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 6, 2012, 6:24 am - HHS Time
City & State: Claremont, CA
Message: I think it's a good thing that Facebook has taken a lot of what would be CT postings. What does get posted is now more Hawthorne specific, and not just person-to-person communication that really should have been email anyway.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 5, 2012, 9:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Taylorsville
Message: I'm with you John. This site is still the best web page on the net. When I started the 10th grade back in Oct. 1960, I was instructed to visit with Mr. Wetzler, the boys VP. He sized me up and was not in the least impressed with my style of clothes. I didn't realize at the time that the denim jacket I was wearing was a common prison jacket that a distant relative left hanging in our garage. So from day one he would find me and check me over to see if I complied with the dress code. Occasionally I would be sent home because I didn't have a belt. The school I came from didn't have a strict dress code and so cutting the belt loops off ones Levi's was the cool thing to do. You know, like shaving the hood and trunk emblems off. I'll be down for a few days this coming Tuesday the 10th and leaving Friday the 13th. I'll be staying with Danny Kieffer and having a mini reunion with Danny, Gene Gutierrez, and Alan Hauge. Best regards, Jim
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 5, 2012, 4:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: long beach, ca
Message: I haven't been on-line in some time. Sorry to learn of Cindy Whittaker's passing. I met her at several CT functions. She was really nice and very beautiful inside and out. She was charismatic. You know how when you first meet someone and you just want to be their friend. That's Cindy. May you rest in peace.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 5, 2012, 2:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview, Florida
Message: Just My two cents, but I would like to put forth a motion to have Cougartown add a "separate" page for all those who desire to post or chat or talk about dead people. I get very depressed, and frankly have almost stopped viewing Cougartown Feedback entirely because of the constant posting of elderly Cougars who are not with us. I don't see a lot of younger graduated Cougars posting here probably because FEEDBACK is becoming an obituary column. My advice is that John Baker set up a designated separate page for all Cougars who have stepped over, or gone on the the Happy Hunting Grounds. Not that I don't appreciate sentimental memories of all my friends & their families, that is really a cool tribute to them but if you review the past 300 entries here you will see an ever growing number of threads strictly dealing with particular Cougars who has recently departed. Which makes this entire FEEDBACK column evolve into an on going Obituary notice. I strongly suggest that Feedback continue as is with a separate page be set aside to allow for ALL the Fallen Cougars. This change will help Cougartown to have a focus on uplifting & positive things, while all those who wish to spread negative downer bum trips about dead people can post on the Fallen Cougar page. Like I said , that is my own 2 cents.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 5, 2012, 12:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Two El Molinos for sale (1967 and 68). For the info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Lee Allen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 3, 2012, 10:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: SEWARD
Message: Does anyone know the whereabouts of PATRICIA (Pat) LEAKE? She would also be from the Class of '58, although I'm not sure if she graduated. We were good friends, and I've not spoken with her since high school.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 3, 2012, 4:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday Bob Milazzo! Where have you been hiding ??
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 3, 2012, 12:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena, California
Message: The Beach Boys will perform on opening day, April 10th at Dodger Stadium!
Name: Betty Lamis ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 2, 2012, 8:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: hawthorne,ca
Message: looking for frank soule or john lynch