Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2012, 8:29 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: Hey guys - is your old Pendleton looking a little shabby these days? Or did you just miss out on getting one all together? Well, check out this website. And ladies -keep in mind that Father's Day is only a couple of months away. I know it's not exactly summer attire but... Beach Boy Pendleton Shirt Shirts As Worn By The Beach Boys - Free Shipping.
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2012, 7:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: West Covina

Message: OK! I will get copies to you. In addition, I have some updated pages to the book Dough sent me just before he passed. It's a slow recovery but I am doing a little better each day. So far down 24 pounds and dropping.
Thanks Don.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2012, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca,/Hanalei Hi,
No E-mail
Message: WOW! George came out of hibernation! Spring has sprung! LOL!
Name: Maurice Vogel ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2012, 1:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Torrance, ca

Message: Leuzinger class of 70. Would like to share/find old photos of Lawndale. Have some old 50's,60's 70's family photos that show Cranbrook Ave. street scenes between Compton and Man. Bch. Blvd. Just south of the maze. Have original home sales brochure of Milton Kauffman builder of El Camino Manor. Really funny, it's from 1951 I believe. This is part of the area bordered by Prairie,"the ditch" Compton, and M.B. Blvd. I think he may have built part of the maze too. ...looking for more photos, willing to show,/share. thanx
Hi Maurice, If I were you I would contact Jim Osborne. He is involved with the Lawndale Historical Society and has many many pictures of old Lawndale.
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2012, 1:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: West Covina

Message: John, posting "A Portrait of A Memory" is fantastic. I bought several of his books and gave them to family members. Mr Robertson was a one of a kind, kind of guy. He sure loved Hawthorne and reminiscing about the old days. I have some letters from him, would you like to have copies of them?
Hi Don, Yes I would as I have my own letters from Doug. He really wasn't an Internet kind of guy. In fact I don't think he had an email address. Thanks Don and hope you're feeling much better.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2012, 11:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, John Boy; It's Georgia Peaches, not cherries unless things have changed since I was in Savanah. Jorge
Things have changed.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2012, 10:39 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Milton, GA

Message: Have I told you how much we LOVE Georgia? Wow! What an amazing place! Spring really popped a couple of weeks ago, they say it's an early spring. All of a sudden the trees, flowers, plants, were in full regalia. The colors were just amazing, and EVERYWHERE. Turns out we have a cherry tree in our front yard and it was solid pink flowers for about 2 weeks. Anyhoo, just talked on the phone with a man in South Carolina, who is from So Cal. Course I asked where he is from and now I can't remember the town but it was something like Alhambra. Anyway, he said the best lobster he ever ate was at the Cockatoo in Hawthorne. He said he thought it was a fluke, but then he went back again sometime later and had another fabulous lobster meal at the Cockatoo. I thought that was interesting enough to share. Y'all be good, now!
OK and you please fedex me some Georgia cherries too.
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 19, 2012, 3:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Hey John, Great job loading Portrait of a Memory onto the Historical Website. I have also directed our third grade teachers to it as local community history is part of their curriculum. What a great place it will be for the kids to do research! I too, am saddened by the passing of Dick Clark. I got into American Bandstand later on but would rush home everyday to watch "Where the Action Is" That show was always filmed outside, usually at the beach. Living in Indiana I could only fantasize what it was like! Losing people like Dick Clark is like losing a piece of childhood.
Amen to that Karen
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 19, 2012, 11:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Point, Ore

Message: HHS's own Al Jardine has put out a solo album (CD) "Postcard From California," that is drawing good reviews from people who share their opinion. Though I've heard just a bit -- he sounds great as does the music. Lots of guest artists: David Crosby, Steven Stills, Glen Campbell, Steve Miller, Flea, etc. Most of the above were at one time on American Bandstand I would guess. Dick Clark was the face of popular music and defined "cool" for us. Paco has some great shots of the old ballfield at HHS on Paco Pics. Great moment in HHS baseball was when Bart Graves hit a home run off Dan Bigelow in the Alumni game. The alumni in Paco's Pic's look like they could still take a stellar pre-game infield. Just so you know Dept: I took out my own gall bladder with a linoleum knife and pliers. The scar I left is a great conversation starter at any cocktail party I attend. Cheers.
Thanks Jim for the wit AND the Al Jardine plug.
Name: Kelley Currie ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 19, 2012, 10:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Currie
Class: 1967
City & State: coos bay. or

Message: I too watched American Bandstand..I loved it, had my favorite couple and when they weren't dancing together we thought they must be in a fight.It was like watching a soap opera, even Dick got into it sometimes. He had the best of the best groups for the time period. Great times. The days of actual dancing together. Wow now there is a consept!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 19, 2012, 9:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: For all the Hawthorne history people out there, I've added Doug Robertson's "A Portrait Of A Memory" to the Hawthorne Historical Society website. Doug passed away in the early 2000s but his journal about growing up in Hawthorne in the mid to late 20s lives on and is a must read for anyone interested in our history. Please take a look.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 18, 2012, 7:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: I remember dashing home to watch American Bandstand. Our mom would indignantly stomp out of the room and let us watch. Remember all the cool dances from those days? Especially the early days in Philadelphia. We danced with each other or the doorknob. I hope they start showing reruns - kids today could learn a thing or two. . . . Rest peacefully, Mr. Clark.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 18, 2012, 4:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: I am sad to hear of Dick Clark's passing. What a good man. A couple of years ago he appeared in my office to handle some business. He was in a wheelchair with an assistant and though his health issues were evident, he still had his handsome face and presence. I took the opportunity to greet him personally (I never do this) and told him what pleasure his shows had always brought to me. Then I told him that I wanted to be the first person to wish him Happy New Year that year. He smiled. God bless you Dick Clark and thanks for the goodness you brought to the world.
Name: Mari Davis ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 18, 2012, 3:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Rutter
Class: 1967
City & State: Lubbock, Texas

Message: Was so glad that Fred Rinaldi and my brother Mark Rutter were able to reconnect recently, even though it was at Fred's mother, Grace's funeral. I had seen her obituary in the Daily Breeze and told Mark about it, but I wasn't sure if he could attend the funeral or not... so glad he did.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 18, 2012, 2:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
No E-mail
Message: Dick Clark , Thanks for being a part of my (our) life! As we say in Hawaii Aloha and Mahalo ...
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 18, 2012, 2:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: EDH, CA
No E-mail
Message: RIP America's oldest teenager. Am I allowed to post this on CT? :)
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 18, 2012, 1:54 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
No E-mail
Message: Wow, I can't believe that Dick Clark is gone! Jerry I too would hurry home from school to watch American Bandstand. RIP Mr. Clark, you will be missed. Cindy
Name: Kelley Genthe ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 18, 2012, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Currie
Class: 1967
City & State: Coos Bay, OR

Message: For Sharon, Paco's wife. I had my gall bladder out in Nov..Man it is nice not having that terrible pain that nothing would kill. I'm sure you are feeling better by now. Peace out Kell first time reading CT for a long time. It's fun.
Glad you're back Kel, thanks.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 18, 2012, 1:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: Another American legend has passed away. I think most of us can remember coming home from school and turning on American Bandstand to catch the latest dance steps. Its host was the renowned Dick Clark who passed away today at the age of 82. He will always remain, to me, the world's oldest teenager. RIP.
Name: Susan Adams ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 17, 2012, 6:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Nelson
Class: 1969
City & State: Anderson, Cal.

Message: Good morning all, it's that time of year in Shasta County.."Cool April Nites" Awesome cars all over the place, sweeeet! If you are a vintage car lover like me, it's paradise! I'm drooling....
Never been but have a friend in Redding. One of these years for sure.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 16, 2012, 11:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Thanks Jim for the post on my pic. I kinda' like that one myself. I really had to put up a new pic. As I told John, I always thought my HS pic looked like the guy that the F.B.I. has been pursuing for several decades. That one was taken at a reenactment event that I attended with my brother Ray in Arkansas last year.
Name: Connie Whitehead ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 16, 2012, 8:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Benjamin
Class: 1965
City & State: Chino Valley, AZ

Message: I really enjoy reading all the comments on Cougartown. I finally had my name taken off the missing Cougars list and added to the alumni list, although I was never really missing; I knew where I was all along! I want to wish my sister, Marjorie Kenney, a very happy birthday today.
Happy Birthday Marjorie ! ! !
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 15, 2012, 9:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang
No E-mail
Message: Tom Shelley your picture looks like you just stepped off the set of a western. True Grit? All you need is a shotgun flung on your shoulder.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 15, 2012, 5:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Hawthorne CA

Message: Great Breakfast and turn out at the VFW this morning. Also good to see some new faces. Always glad to see Harry & Kathy and the faithfuls.
Yep, another good turnout with the Richmond brothers (Larry 63 and Roger 68) showing up. Thanks to all who showed this morning.
Name: Bob Kyllonen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 15, 2012, 4:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Rancho Mirage

Message: I am in the midst of reading Richard McDowell's book, "WAR and the Dark Stranger" and am completely immersed in his recollection of his experiences in the military during the Viet Nam war. It makes me recall of the so many former HHS students, some of them very close friends, who were drafted or enlisted into the military during those turbulent times. I stopped reading a few moments ago when I read a line which describes an art assignment which he was assigned to do for a chapel which required a dry-brush technique "taught to me by my art teacher, Mr. Williams." Although I rarely post on I check in every day, and am so happy to have found Richard's brief entry. Any Viet Nam veteran, or any other veteran for that matter. will certainly enjoy Richard's book. It's available on P.S. It's time to renew my membership. Thank you, John!
Hi Bob, Thanks for the heads up on Richard's book. I love reading books by our Cougars. Definitely will check it out.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 15, 2012, 4:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: A big "Hey Thanks A Lot" to the Blomsterburgs, Jan and Judy and all the crew at the VFW for another terrific breakfast. Those of you who are not showing up (and you know who you are), are really missing out. A great b'fast at a reasonable price and good company. It sure works for me! Plus it benefits a great cause...the V.F.W. Thanks again guys. I enjoyed the morning. Tom
Thanks for making the trek, Tom.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 14, 2012, 9:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, Ca

Message: Hey John, I thought of you while watching the Mecum Auto Auction today. They auctioned off a nice little '69 Chevy pickup that looked a lot like your new project. Classic Chevy orange and white, 350, shiney etc...It sold for $34,000. I figure that's a lot of money, and if you can afford expensive toys like that, I might have to cancel my $10 Cougartown dues this year.....we'll see.....Carry On.
Carl, I WISH mine was worth that much. Thanks man, and no, you can't give up your dues
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 14, 2012, 10:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca

Message: Services for Charlene (Haskell) Gibson, HHS Class of '62, will be Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., McKenzie Mortuary, 3843 East Anaheim, Long Beach, Ca.
Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 14, 2012, 2:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece

Message: Anybody know the whereabouts of Sue or Eileen Hill? Happy Greek Easter tomorrow! Jim Peppers