Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 12, 2012, 8:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: West Covina

Message: There is much to be said about the legend Carroll Shelby and his contribution to the muscle car era. Some years ago I had the opportunity to meet and chat with Carroll. While at the "Fabulous Fords Forever" car show at Knott's. I was sitting with my friend, Mr. Mustang himself, Don Chambers. Don owned "Mustang Country" in Paramount and had known Carroll for many years. He said come on, there is someone I want you to meet. We went over to the tent area where the vendors were set up and a long line of fans waiting to get signed autographs from Carroll Shelby. Don and I went to the back side of the booth and there was Carroll sitting there waiting for the curtain to open and begin meeting the people. Well Don introduced me to Carroll and we chatted a bit. The workers reminded Carroll that there was a long line forming. Don and Carroll started reminiscing about the old days. I was mesmerized listening to them especially when Carroll spoke of his dislike of Ferrari. Those two talked for about forty-five minutes the Carroll excused himself and went out to sign autographs. It was quite an experience and I wished I had taken pictures. May Carroll and Don both RIP.
Thanks Don.
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 12, 2012, 1:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: corona calif.

Message: Happy mothers day to all the mothers out there whether you are a past, present soon to be moms. may your day be filled with love and laughter. peter nelson class of 1957
Happy Mothers Day
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 12, 2012, 10:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ

Message: Sad news. A motorcar legend has passed away. Carroll Shelby, of Shelby GT 500 Mustang fame has died in Dallas at 89. His vision pushed the envelope of hot-rodding and influenced many innovations and owners in advancing the sport, including many of our own HHS Cougar street racers. RIP, Mr. Shelby.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 12, 2012, 9:51 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: Hello Cougs to all female Cougs I'm wishing you Great Big Happy Mother's Day and many more to come Have a great day. Hopefully will be a nice day too. Take care.
Happy Mothers Day
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 11, 2012, 8:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang ca
No E-mail
Message: Clark you are simply amazing, I have nothing but attaboys for you! And take note, a classy guy like Harry gives you props that is a real tribute. Happy mothers' day all!
That's for sure.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 11, 2012, 2:44 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Thanks for the reminder John. Check's in the mail. So sorry to hear about Carroll Shelby, not from HHS, but admired by so many car guys I know.
RIP Carroll, I loved your cars man.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 11, 2012, 2:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: To all you mothers, Happy Mothers Day! Sharon and I are off to Cabo, see ya in a couple.
Happy Mothers Day to you guys and have a fun vacation. Send me Tpics.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 11, 2012, 12:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Just a friendly reminder to those in the Class of 1962, you have until the 15th of May to get the 75 dollar price on Reunion tickets. They will go to 85 dollars on the 16th so please get your checks in the mail today. Thanks all and we'll see you in September
Name: Harry Plotkin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 11, 2012, 12:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1943
City & State: Harbor City, CA

Hey Harry, Happy Mothers day to you and Kathy too.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 9, 2012, 9:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: An HHS Mothers Day story...I had dinner tonight in El Segundo on Sepulveda. During dinner I was trying to think of someone who deserved flowers for Mothers Day but might be all alone. Suddenly I thought of a '76 classmate's mother who is in her late 80s and lives alone in Hawthorne with no children within sixty miles. So I finished dinner grabbed a dozen roses and whipped over to Hawthorne. I went to her front door, knocked and called out her name. She asked who it was and I said..."Clark Millman". No, no she said, the mailman already came today. "Not the mailman" I said.."Clark Millman!" She realized who I was and let me in quite pleased with her dozen pink roses. We chatted for a half hour and I headed for home feeling all the good Karma falling on my head as I left. Leaving Hawthorne I passed HHS and seeing an open gate decided to see what was new on campus. No visible construction underway, the girls locker room was replaced with six modular classrooms! Four more modules on the south end of the boys gym. Nyman hall is still Nyman hall. The science building(16) is unchanged except for an ADA compliant elevator. Girls gym was unchanged and being used by a basketball league. I love the locker room that replaced the boys locker-room. The new one houses the boys in the west end and the girls in the east end. You gotta know some pranksters have tried to drill "peep holes" from one section into the other. No Cougar sightings because Kahuna John has made it clear I can't "stalk" on campus! I did quiz all the janitors I ran into but alas no HHS grads! Happy Mothers Day to all, reach out and touch anyone who might need a flower on Sunday!
WHATTAGUY!! You have got to be the nicest Cougar on the planet, Clark. Thanks for that Mothers Day Card to all of us.
Name: Peter Tremblay ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 9, 2012, 6:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1980
City & State: New York, NY

Message: Watching The Beach Boys, tonight in NYC. Intro included a shout out to Hawthorne, CA (and Hawthorne Blvd...?!); HHS got its due on 'Be True to Your School.'
Hi Peter, Thanks for the Beach Boys update. Hawthorne Bl. was where all the cruising went on in the early 60s, hence the reference.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 9, 2012, 2:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Point, OR

Message: I too teach. It's cool to be appreciated (when it happens). I really didn't appreciate my teachers as much as I should of while in school. T'was later in life when I felt the call of teacherhood. The source of inspiration was Miss Clark -- who stimulated a germ of intellect using unconventional means and Coach Bunyard who showed me that everyday has a potential for fun.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 9, 2012, 12:35 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Anniversary Jan and Judy! What a fun wedding it was and proof that spontaneity works!
Name: Tom Buckingham ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 8, 2012, 10:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Fresno, CA

Message: Today was Day of the Teacher. This is also Teacher Appreciation Week. Many of our HHS graduates have gone on to become teachers and I salute you for your dedication to helping to enrich young peoples lives. In my previous email I noted my appreciation for Ms McGinty and Mr. Bob Klein as mentors. I would also like to mention some other HHS teachers and administrators that had a big influence on me educationally and socially: Mr Repashy, Senior Government; Mrs. Jensen, Senior English; Mr. Silcox, Chemistry; Coach Plum and Coach Chauncey; Mr. Hamilton, Counselor; and of course Mr. Wallace Nyman. I am sure each one of you who reads this will have your favorite teachers and the also the one's we would just as soon done without. Let's remember the teachers that gave us that little extra nudge that pushed us out of the nest to fly into the future.
Everyone knows my favorite, Mrs Mark, also Mr Orrell, Mr Hamilton, Miss Clark, and Mr Dana, my 8th grade teacher. Thanks Tom, Had lots of teachers I really didn't care for, then, but as I age, look back and seem to know they made a difference.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 8, 2012, 8:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Well, thank God Judy never got the Rydell proposal - else we'd never have had Jan and Judy. Or maybe we would have as some things are just meant to be. I may have missed the wedding in Y2K but watching the sweetest love story from the sidelines has been a joy. Love you both J and J and I wish you ever so many, happy, MORE! XOXO
Name: Judy Degrazia ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 8, 2012, 7:54 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
No E-mail
Message: On May 8th, I married one of the sweetest men I've ever known.. He's been my best friend, my lover, my rock, and my fox hole buddy..the funniest man I've ever met and he adores me. How did I get so lucky!!!! Happy Anniversary Babe, I love the snot outta you. (even though I didn't get my Hoover vacuum cleaner with the swiveling ball joint and disposable bag - on sale at Sears till Sunday-May 13th..Bags are extra). Your Tilly
I got one of them old Sears torpedo (suck in one end, blow out the other) vacuums. I'll let you have it for 15 bucks just cuz I love ya. You'll need to get a hose though.
Name: Karen Bearns ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 8, 2012, 12:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972

Message: We want to wish Judy and Jan Happy Anniversary. Randy and I will be married 30 years next month. Time flies by. Love to all, Karen and cometboy Bearns
Hi Karen, Happy Early Anniversary to you and Randy.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 8, 2012, 10:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Judy and Jan, congratulations!! I wish you many, many more. You're half way to the silver! I say we all go to Hawaii for that one. Best wishes. Tom
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 8, 2012, 10:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Well HAPPY 12th ANNIVERSARY to Jan and Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg. 12 years ago today we were in beautiful Maui for the blessed event. What a great time we had. Seems like only a couple of years ago to me. Have a great day.
Name: George Vreeland Hill ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 7, 2012, 10:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Beverly Hills, California

Message: Hawthorne has always been an amazing and fun place. I visit often. Back in the 1960's and 70's, it was GREAT. I never went to HHS, but I had friends who did. I passed a lot of footballs there. George Vreeland Hill
Hi George, welcome and thanks for your comments.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 7, 2012, 2:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles 64

Message: I looked this morning at Ctown and saw that Jan never got a proposal from Bobby Rydell and was a bit perplexed. Now I see that it was actually Judy that had posted. Now I understand! Judy, I never got one from Linda Carter either but I did get the opportunity to spend some time with her.
Name: Cliff Rickson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 7, 2012, 1:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Tampa, Florida

Message: This past Saturday my wife and I celebrated our anniversary by going to see the Beach Boys at the Tampa Performing Arts Center. I'm happy to report that the "Boys" and the band were in excellent form. The house was sold out. They played nearly two and a half hours. Prior to the show starting I turned to my wife and said "sure a lot of old people here". The look I got from her was priceless! Take care everyone.
Hey Cliff, glad you had a nice time. Our turn is coming up next month and know it'll be a gas...old people or not
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 7, 2012, 1:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: oregon city, Oregon

Message: Happy Birthday HHS class of 1958 President, Coach Mike Gillespie, of U of Cal Irvine, his baseball team has won seven in a row, including a 3 game sweep this week-end of U of Cal Santa Barbara, on ESPN. He was a leader at HHS, then won a National Championship while a player and a coach at USC. Several more wins and his "Eaters" could go back to Omaha for the college world series.
Good Luck and Happy Birthday Mike!!
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 6, 2012, 7:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
No E-mail
Message: Cougar sighting. Picture it.. Hawthorne VFW - Cinco de Mayo party..and in walk Gloria Velez with Toni Harris, both from the class of 1964. Good to see you again Toni, and I'm sorry that Ringo Starr never did call you and beg for your hand in marriage. Bobby Rydell never called me either. Life goes on.
Yes, the Cougars are popping up everywhere today. Thanks Jan for the sighting and for the fun afternoon at the VFW. The tacos were great and the Margaritas were excellent.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 6, 2012, 7:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, Ca.

Message: While taking a refreshment break at the Edelbrock car show today we joined a group of strangers at one of the tables. This was a good group and the conversation was pleasant. When the subject turned to Edelbrock one of the guys said that he had worked for them in El Segundo after graduation from high school. I hesitated for a minute,,,should I pull a Clark and ask? Of course I should. So I said "What high school"? BAM! On my first cast I had a Cougar on the line. Our new friend turned out to be Pat Jenkins HHS class of '75. As we continued to chat I spotted a familiar face in the crowd. I recognized Lee Leonard (66) from various pictures I've seen on this site. I introduced myself to Lee and found him to be a very nice guy. He graciously took time to walk me over and show me his Cobra and his Sprint car. Nice. I introduced Lee to Pat and the last I saw them they were comparing notes about their experiences while working for Edelbrock. All in all it was a very pleasant visit and I think I should get credit for 2 sightings.
I think so too Carl, but you should have had at least 6 sightings because Bob Fraser, Bill Shultz, Denny Unfried and myself were there too. Got to meet one of my all time hot rod idols, Ed Pink, through Lee, along with Cammy Edelbrock herself. A fun day all around.
Name: Sharon Stein ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 6, 2012, 5:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Friddle
Class: 1968
City & State: Wiseburn

Message: If Cougartown had a 'LIKE' button, I would have used it on the recent Miss McGinty comments. She was my favorite teacher. What she taught me about the REAL guidelines and ethics of a true journalist also help teach me to listen and form my own opinions on the world around me. Those lessons have served me well. Too bad most of the today's reporters did not have the privilege of having Miss McGinty.