Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 28, 2012, 1:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance

Message: Cinco de Mayo Dinner & Fiesta over at the Hawthorne VFW Post on May 6.. that's a Sunday. It's from 2-6pm Price: child-$5.00 adult-$7.00 Couple-$12.00. Duran's Taco Wagon will be serving us outside..then come into the "tank" or the bar and relax with a beer or Mojito. We have a smoker's patio for those that bring their Cuban cigars. And yes, I will be in my Mexican ruffled blouse and skirt. The Grand Poohbah (Janny) will have on his Mariachi Hat. I think someone mentioned free shots of Tequila - or was that three shots of Tequila and your keys get taken away. You'll have to show up to find out. VFW HALL - 4563 W 131st ST - HAWTHORNE. 90250
Sounds like a fun time at the VFW, Judy. I will be there.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 28, 2012, 11:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Just when you think the Cougar stalker is on hiatus he strikes again! Met Ulises Martinez '10 last night at the Del Amo mall. I keep encouraging the youngsters to get involved with Cougartown, oh well maybe someday!
Good one Clark, keep'em comin'
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 28, 2012, 8:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester, CA

Message: And while we are on the subject of reunions - don't forget about the drop-in at Tony's in Del Aire on the 8th of June. Check out the details on the reunions page.
Now there's an easy reunion and cheap too. Thanks Noreen.
Name: Susan Walling ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 27, 2012, 8:02 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ciampa
Class: 1977
City & State: Santa Rosa, CA

Message: The class of '77 reunion is right around the corner and not only can I not believe that it's been 35 years, I can't believe all of the people I've lost contact with during that time. How fun to find old friends/peers and laugh for hours about our high school days. Come on all of you 1977 graduates, email Jill McFarlane Jaynes or Michelle Hall Childers and come to the reunion. If high school days weren't your favorite then you can sit at my table and we'll laugh about how lame it was back then. Come and have a good time before we're all too old to get there! John Baker - I think I owe about 10 years of dues here!
Hey Susan, Glad you are back from the dead, girl. Yes, 77ers it's time to ante up. Do not miss your reunions, folks. While we're on the subject, Class of 62, ditto what Susan said. We need you there so sign up before it's too late. Get your money in now and save 20 bucks. Go to the Reunions page for the details. Can't wait to see you ALL in September.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 27, 2012, 7:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
Maiden: Sutton
City & State: Redondo Beach

Message: Regarding '66/67 45ish reunion this summer: We have been getting some positive feedback to my last post and the FB HHS Class of 1967 site that I have created. So far the class of '66 is beating '67 about 2 to 1. Don't forget that we have a limited amount of space -- 150 people. So don't wait too long to get your reservation in. John has posted all the necessary information on the reunions page. I never took Home Ec. at HHS. I did have one semester at RH Dana. I did know Miss Saal, though, through my dad. Back in the mid '60's I had typing in one of the home ec. classrooms. A great sign of the times. Women being liberated and entering the work force! It was great though because my desk was stuck in one of the kitchenettes and the teacher could never see if I was looking at my hands. OH, NO! Now that most kids learn "keyboarding" in elementary school, I wonder what they teach in those classrooms now? A few years back when I was still teaching, there was a YouTube sight that I think was called "Shift Happens". It stated that we are training todays students for jobs that won't exist when they enter the work force. And the jobs that will exist -- we have no idea what they will be-- so we can't teach those skills. Amazing.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 27, 2012, 4:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy belated Birthday, Loretta! Glad you had a good day in Balboa and we know you are happy Eric is home safely...
Name: Alex Gramatges ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 27, 2012, 11:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Claremont ca

Message: I remember Miss Saal, I never had her for a teacher but she was teaching at Hawthorne when I was going there in 1976.
Name: Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 26, 2012, 8:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1962
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca

Message: Thank You John and Tom for wishing me Happy Birthday, it was so sweet of you! Larry, Eric, and our niece Lori all went to Balboa Beach and the weather was great, around 71, the Blue skys, White Clouds and Blue Green Ocean. Have not seen it so beautiful like today in a very long time. We met up with Lori's Honey, Manny and had Lunch. Just a wonderful relaxing day. Thank you again for wishing me a Happy Birthday. Love ya guys. ALWAYS A COUG
Loretta, Sounds like you had yourself a BIG day today. See you next week at Karen's.
Name: Chuck Wigley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 26, 2012, 7:38 pm - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: Feeling nostalgic lately- it would be great to meet up with some old friends from the class of '64- is there a regular meeting place that alumni hang out? I'm living in Del Aire (between Hawthorne and El Segundo)- missed the last reunion but would like to start reconnecting with classmates again- my email is
Hi Chuck, Cougars meet up at the VFW on the 3rd Sunday of the month for breakfast. We have Cruise Nights at Fosters in Hawthorne twice a year. Your class had a super reunion in Palm Springs a couple of years ago. Also check the reunions page for other functions.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 26, 2012, 11:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey Loretta, Happy B'day gal. I hope you and Larry get out and do something fun today.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 26, 2012, 7:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Happy Birthday to one of my "joined at the hippers" Loretta Morelli Cuiper. Have a great day, Loretta.
Name: Petey Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 26, 2012, 5:33 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
City & State: Oregon

Message: I also went to Lockhaven but did not wear Pendletons until much later. The up side about Lockhaven is I can win at Jeopardy. I'll take the Bible for 1000.00. I just bought my BFF a Pendleton for her 60th! It was a big hit. It is called The Best Friend Jacket. I hope to receive one in a few years too. ha
Pendletons really are forever
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 25, 2012, 4:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo

Message: Neil, I enjoyed your story about Dane Hurdel and how his life went downhill after his drinking Pendleton kool aid. In fact, we now know the end of the story and that Dane likely lived for years in the proverbial "Van down by the River". It is too bad you could not have arranged a Chris Farley intervention and got rid of that boy's Pendleton addiction! No more living in that Van Down by the River! (you must be a SNL fan from the 1980s to enjoy this joke)
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 25, 2012, 11:17 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview Florida

Message: Pendleton Story* A few of us who later attended HHS - went to Lockhaven Christian School on 103rd St. Let's See there was us Larson Kids, The Sweet children , Craig Foster, Rich Greedus, anyway it was back about 1965 when Rich & Craig were in 8th grade. One of the other 8th graders Dane Hurdel lived right across the street from the front of the school. Dane was a trend setter, if Dane started doing something everyone had to copy him...He started wearing an expensive dress Pendleton long sleeve shirt with the sleeves cut and hemmed to make it "cool" like a surfer, My brother & I were startled to discover that Mom would not cut up our wonderful dress wool shirts to have as costume attire for surfing trips. It was just one of those trendy California things. Dane later discovered there were not a whole lot of kids who's parents would allow them to chop up fine clothing to be part of the "IN" Crowd. I also remember Dane Hurdel took a hacksaw to the high rise handlebars on his Schwinn Stingray Bicycle. He chopped them down to about 11 inches wide, just enough width to get the handle grips on. His bike looked sort of foolish big long banana seat & short dragster straight bars on the front, he had to ride all hunched over. Last I recall Dane Hurdel (Lennox Class of 69) was living out on the Colorado River near Lake Havasu.
Thanks for the story, Neil.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 25, 2012, 8:28 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: I read in the paper yesterday that our Home Economics Teacher, Miss Saal passed away. Sad, she was 89.
Sad indeed Sherry, thanks for the info.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 24, 2012, 7:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca,/Hanalei Hi,

Message: .. I always thought my girlfriends looked great in my pendletons! But i would get my butt kicked from my brother when he found me wearing his LOL! And i don't think the pendleton store is at Disneyland anymore ? Now we collect the blankets. Very Beautiful!
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 24, 2012, 8:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: CORONA CA

Message: the beach boys will release a new album on june 5th no title yet PETER NELSON CLASS OF 1957
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 23, 2012, 5:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Concord, Ca

Message: Pendletons are my favorite, I have a lot. We have a Pendleton store up here in Lafayette and you have one in Torrance. Although I won't pay $125 for a shirt made in China or Mexico nowadays. They Have them At Knotts also. Smoking jacket from Disneyland takes me back, I bought my last carton of Mapleton or Rum and Maple cigarettes at Disneyland, tasted just so so at best, but the aroma. to die for. I still remember the 1st time I smoked a cigarette at school, in the restroom by the bike racks at Washington in 1957 or 8. I was in Mr Enright's class, and I remember most of the classmates, however in 56-57 I was in Mr Angers class and can't remember anyone, I recall we had a bee hive in the class, there was a tube from the hive to the window so they could come and go, can anyone name classmates? And lastly I quit smoking after 50+ years, I had voicebox cancer and didn't quit, went into Walgreeens to buy my daily 2 packs and they gave me a coupon for a dollar off a ecig and that was it Tobacco free for 6 mos. Great invention, but beware, most of the juice is made in China, the one I use is made in Wisconsin, I won't mention the name on here, but if anyone is interested they can email or call me at 925-798-5284
Thanks Gary
Name: Lynn Thomson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 23, 2012, 3:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: blada
Class: 1971
City & State: hawthorne ca

Message: hey everybody. i'm looking for sandy poltash dont know her married name or if she's married.
Hi Lynn, You might try Gary Poltash, HHS73, on the Alumni List. Thanks
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 23, 2012, 12:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Hello, I was watching the movie "Moneyball", I noticed a familiar face...Our own Mike Gillespie. I didn't know he had a part in the movie. He was my hero!
I was on Playcrafter's Club.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 23, 2012, 7:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: PVE CAL

Message: Saw "Two Lane Blacktop" starring James Taylor and Dennis Wilson yesterday on Turner Classics. Next Sunday on CBS Sunday Morning Show they are doing a segment on the Beach Boys.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2012, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: Janet, whoever first mentions the mini-reunion idea has to plan it. So what day shall I save the date haha? But really Anita has become our number one NorCal mini reunion planner but I'm not sure if she is ready for another one already. I know she does read this frequently so... And speaking of Anita and her Pendleton shirts I think JB is right at the $10-20 range. The only place I saw them for over $30 was at the Pendleton shop at Disneyland. If I remember correctly and I think I do, they even had the smoking jacket at the Disney store back then that I remember being about $100. I did go to the link that Anita provided and it mentioned the approved wardrobe of the surfing set. Pendleton worn as a jacket over a t-shirt, white Levis, and low cut black Converse shoes. The only thing I would add to that is that there was a separate group that differed only in the detail that they wore black Purcell's with the blue smiley face on the toe and maybe surfer socks. I still have several of my Pendletons and until recently could still wear them all, surfer style!
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2012, 2:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, J.B.; I bought my stuff at Allen's Men's Shop on Hawthorne Blvd., not the Goodwill, LOL. I guess I got ripped off and/or he had a higher overhesd than where you bought yours. Jorge
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2012, 11:42 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Hey Anita, I have a Pendleton that is my favorite "go to" shirt when it is cool or cold. It must be 15 or 20 years old and it still looks like new! They just seem to keep going and going the longer you wear them. Worth every buck I say! And the ladies colors and cuts are ideal for us gals. (I sound like a Pendleton salesman). Maybe I should think about them for the grandkids next Christmas! Hoping there is a No Cal Cougar event this year. Was so sorry to have missed the last one.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2012, 10:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Hey, Anita girl; Ya know, in looking at the price on the ad you posted, the price has not really been that exagerated. I think back when I bought my Pendelton shirts & of course you also had to have a Pendelton smokng jacket to wear when you only wore a Penney's Towncraft "T" shirt underneath. I think I paid in the 40.00 to $50.00 range back in the early 60's, the smoking jacket was closer to $100.00 or more I think. So, over the course of 50+ years the prices have not changed that much. Except, LOL, they are probably now made in China with $.08 cents an hour labor. Hey, Fireman Jim, I have not been hibernating, LOL. XOXOXO Jorge
I paid 15 for Pendletons about 1961.
Name: Denny Unfried ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2012, 9:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1955
City & State: Del Aire

Message: I would like to wish a big Happy Birthday to my kindergarten sweetie although she didn't know it 'Bette Johnson HHS55'(Sorry Don). Hard to believe we started Wiseburn which was the only school in the district then and at about the time as the attack on Pearl Harbor which had us at war around the world big time.
Happy Birthday Bette !!!