Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 6, 2012, 2:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
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Message: After nearly a 2 year slow down, the Sloey boys are at it again, Andrew Sloey arrived this morning to Jono and Stacy and big brother Nathan. We have another one also a boy due June 7 and a TBD in November. With 6 grandchildren-5 boys-and 2 more on the way, I am way passed the stage of trying to deny I am not old. Lil' Abner was right.
Yes, you are old.....Congratulations Jim and Debby.
Name: Lenora Puls ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 6, 2012, 2:38 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Mills
Class: 1966
City & State: Murrieta, Ca

Message: Happy Birthday Myrna. Hope to see you at the reunion.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 6, 2012, 7:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: A BIG Happy Birthday to one of my favorite "joined at the hip" friends, Myrna Bell Wood. Have a great day, Myrn'.
Name: Edward A. Schatz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 5, 2012, 11:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: lakewood

Message: Is there anyone here from the class of 1954 that remembers a Barbara Ricroft. She had married Dave Capelouto. Anyone know or remember her?
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 5, 2012, 10:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: A great big Happy Birthday to Bill Yaden many more to come.
Happy Birthday Bill
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 5, 2012, 8:09 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: Tom Buckingham-your story about Clara McGinty is very close to mine. She was my favorite teacher - a true liberal in her time. She encouraged me in my writing and though I never pursued a career in journalism, her guidance taught me truth and honor in journalism - which no longer exists in today's news world of journalism. I knew your sister Susie and your neighbors, the Bitneys.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 5, 2012, 7:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: A big Happy Birthday shout out has to go to Bill Sloey (Coach Sloey). Bill did the honorable thing after winning a national championship at Nebraska by coming back to HHS to help guide the 74 Varsity team to the quarterfinals in C.I.F. Coach Sloey was a great coach and was not only appreciated by the defense but also by a lowly placekicker like me! Thanks again Coach Sloey!!!!! I was walking out of Home Depot an hour ago and as I exited who grabbed me, none other than another of my HHS sports heroes Dan Dye. So my three great sports heroes from HHS are Dan Dye, Bill Sloey, and Dribblin Danny Litton. God bless all three of you studs!
Another Sighting Clark?
Name: Tom Buckingham ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 5, 2012, 6:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Fresno, CA

Message: Starting in 1965 after I began studying Journalism at El Camino. I got a part time job writing local news at the Hawthorne Advertiser Press newspaper. Bob Klein was the editor then and I worked with him afternoons preparing the twice weekly newspaper. He was a great boss and mentor for a young guy preparing for a career. Bob later became a high school teacher and taught English and Journalism at Leuzinger HS. My start in newspaper writing came in one of Ms Clara McGinty's Sophomore English class in 1962. She evidently saw some raw writing talent in me and recruited me to the COUGAR staff. I was a cub reporter as a junior and then edited the Feature page and wrote my own column. I count Ms McGinty as one of the main influences on my education, career and life. Even though I never worked for a major newspaper her guidance and support helped me on my way in the business world.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 5, 2012, 8:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance,Ca

Message: Hi JB.. Last reminder that the Hawthorne VFW Post is throwing a Sunday Fiesta (chow down) tomorrow, May 6th. Mexican Cuisine from Duran's Taco Wagon (no-not Paco's) will be served from 2 to 6 pm. Great food and all proceeds are go help our Veterans. Address for those that aren't familiar with us yet is 4563 W. 131st St. Hawthorne 90250. Located between Inglewood Ave & Haw Blvd - Tickets will be sold at the door. Price: Adult-$7.00. Couple- $12.00. Children-$5.00. There's a great bar where you can buy a cool Corona or Margarita. Hope to see you all there. First drink's on me, after that you're on your own.
See you there Janny.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 5, 2012, 6:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: solvang

Message: Happy birthday to my brudder Bill!
Happy Birthday Billy Boy!!!
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 5, 2012, 4:00 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca

Message: Happy Birthday Bart Graves!
Happy Birthday Bart!!!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 4, 2012, 9:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Great story, Clark. Bob Klein was the reporter for the Hawthorne Advertiser Press when I was a kid working as a "Hell Boy" for the paper. The "Hell Boy" did the stuff nobody else wanted to do. I didn't know Bob well as he was out much of the time working on stories. But he seemed like a nice guy. Anyway, Clark, you should have been a gold miner; you have a way of finding the nuggets! Keep it up.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 4, 2012, 6:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: Clark Millman - That truly was a 'six degrees' story. Do you have more than one Cougartown shirt? Keep up the good Cougar hunting!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 4, 2012, 6:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Not a true Cougar sighting but a good story for a quiet Friday...A good friend of mine is having a birthday soon and I asked if there was anything special she would like. She said she'd like a new nightshirt from Disneyland like I gave her a few years ago. I had time today so I ventured out to Disneyland and got my friend her birthday present. When I got on the tram to go to my car and come home I started chatting with the young man next to me. In good Cougar stalker fashion I asked where he was from. He said he and his family lived in Whittier. He asked where I was from and I told him I grew up in Hawthorne and now lived in Manhattan Beach. He said his grandfather used to work in Hawthorne. I asked who his grandfather was and he said "Bob Klein". I said if Bob is your grandfather then you must be related to Faelin. His eyes got real big as if to say how do you know my family. He said "Faelin is my aunt!". I said " Your aunt was a cheerleader and graduated a year before me from Hawthorne High and your grandfather interviewed and hired me for a summer job with Hawthorne Parks and Rec. in 1977 just after my freshman year in college. He was amazed as I was at what a small world it really is and I added that "You may not apprecite the fact that your aunt was a smoking hot cheerleader!" (Did we have any other kind at Hawthorne back in the day?) His wife and three year old son were with him so I met a Cougars nephew and great nephew! Jason was a nice young man and it did not surprise knowing that Bob Klein is his grandfather!
GREAT STORY CLARK BABE!!!! You ARE the man. I've said it before but it is amazing how we are all connected in some way. Thanks for the story.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 4, 2012, 4:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to one of my very favorite Cougars....Glenn Crist! Wine's on me....see ya soon!
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 4, 2012, 3:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to our favorite wine man , Glenn Crist. Always good to see you and maybe we'll make it up your way one day!
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 4, 2012, 9:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne

Message: Happy Happy Birthday Glenn Crist.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 4, 2012, 5:49 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Happy Birthday Glenn Crist! Popping a cork tonite in honor of you! Celebrate all weekend - you deserve the best!
Happy Birthday Glenn!!!
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 2, 2012, 5:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
No E-mail
Message: Mike - so glad you are on the mend.. now you owe Barbara a big anniversary dinner. Take care and get ready for lots of physical therapy.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 2, 2012, 12:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Oceanside, CA

Message: Huell Howser's visit to both Farmer Boys Restaurant and Fosters Freeze was rerun this morning on a cable channel. Since he never puts a date on anything if he can help it, I can only guess that he visited Hawthorne on a blustery afternoon last year. He interviewed two franchise operators, who told him that George Foster started the chain in October, 1946 in Inglewood, that it numbered 260+ locations in the 60's and that there are still 91 standalone restaurants while their superior ice cream is sold at 160 Pollo Loco locations. It is strictly a California operation. The chain was sold repeatedly and Mr. Foster disappeared at some point. As the camera was pointed to the southwest, I had to wonder whatever happened to the Thom McAn shoestores, one of which was on the corner near Fosters in the 60's. Some call him "Drool" Howser, and he tends to belabor some points, but those who work with him are amazed at his knowledge of the subject of each show, and it is a worthwhile program. A few years ago, Huell traced the origins of A&W to Lodi, north of Stockton. Who knew?
Name: Tom Buckingham ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 1, 2012, 8:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Fresno, CA

Message: Yahoo. Going to Beach Boys 50th Anniversary/Independence Day Concert July 4 in Utah. My good friend, best bud, HHS cohort former Burl Avenue neighbor, Steve Gant, has invited me to join him and his family for the Freedom Fest Concert on July Fourth. I can hardly wait to hit the trail for this EVENT.
Have fun Tom...
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 1, 2012, 7:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Many thanks to all of you for the get well wishes for my shoulder, and the annaversary wishes for Barb and I. In the words of my old pal Gene Peppard the first time he met Barbara, "Man, you must have been good looking sometime in your life". I don't know about good looks, but I was lucky enough to have found her, and the kids we raised together and the four grand kids were all true blessings. Speaking of blessngs, the time I spent at HHS and the great friends I made there (and still get to see and shake hands with, and hug, and laugh about old times) I am a very lucky guy indeed! Thanks everybody and thanks to you John for the memories, they mean so much to so many of us! Hope to see you all soon;; Mike
Mike, So I take it you're home now. Hope you are feeling better real soon. I won't bother you cause I know you're hurting. Call me when you feel up to it. Love you maaann.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 1, 2012, 9:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey Migel, my old friend. I hope you have a speedy and uneventful recovery. And congratulations to Barbara for putting up with you for 48 years!! Forty Eight Years...Unbelievable!!
Name: Larry And Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 1, 2012, 8:50 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca

Message: Mike Shay, May you have a Speedy Recovery from your shoulder surgery and Happy 48th Anniversary to you both. After your recovery, take your wife out for a belated fun Anniversary date. Love to both. ALWAYS A COUG.
Talked to Mike this morning. Still in hospital...sore, of course but sounded good.
Name: Richard Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 30, 2012, 10:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1956
City & State: Simi Valley, Cal

Message: I would like to wish my best friend (and brother-in-law) Mike Shay a speedy recovery after having shoulder replacement surgery today. I spoke to his wife Barbara ane she said all went well. P.S. Wednesday 5/2 is their 48th wedding anniversary
Well HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Mike and Barb and get well soon, Mikey. Now you'll get your golf swing back
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 30, 2012, 11:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: San Clemente, CA

Message: That was a good story on "Sunday Morning," although perhaps David Marks got short shrift. Too bad that the preceding story on Marilyn Monroe did not mention Norma Jean Baker's childhood in foster homes in Hawthorne, before she married at 16, although perhaps it was not relevant. Her first husband was later a salesman who would visit my father's machine-shop in Lawndale, and would talk of little else than his marriage to Norma Jean. She later moved 12 miles north to share an apartment near Canter's Deli, in the Fairfax, in her "salad days, when she was young and green."
Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 29, 2012, 7:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
City & State: Hemet, CA

Message: I saw it this morning Karen...they even mentioned being from Hawthorne! Good interview but you can tell they've had their struggles. I wish them all the best on their 50th anniversary tour!
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 29, 2012, 2:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
No E-mail
Message: Tonight, from 6-7 pm , Al Jardine will be the guest D.J. on 100.3 FM , "The Sound." Be sure to tune in. Also just watched the Beach Boys on the CBS Sunday Morning show. It was a good piece. Did anyone else catch it?
I'll be listening. Thanks Karen.