Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 4, 2012, 10:27 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: In between all of today's cookouts, parades, fireworks and other festivities, Americans should take a little time to reflect on what unites all of us. Being patriotic on this 236th Independence Day should mean redirecting ourselves to that unity. Happy 4th JB and thanks for keeping all of us Cougars united.
Thanks Anita, and Happy Independence Day.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 4, 2012, 9:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July to all HHS COUGARS. And remember, only you can prevent wild fires!
Happy 4th Max, and when did Smokey change it from forest fires to wildfires?
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 4, 2012, 8:33 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance

Message: Re: THE HAWTHORNE VFW FIREWORK STAND. Clark, I will never know how you walked away with a bag of "anything" for $10.00! I figure that for that amount you could get a Piccolo Pete, a punk and a handshake from me & the handshake would be the cheapest thing on that list. But I will clue you in that if you go to TNT's website, "" & sign up now, within seconds they'll shoot you an email coupon for $10.00 off a purchase of $50.00 or more, then mention Cougartown and get another 10% off your total price. And Clark, don't show up today with a coupon asking for a rebate. Look for us on El Segundo and Haw. Bl. in front of Albertson's and it's now or never. We're open till 10:00 pm..and yes, I will shake your hand on every sale. Better still "A free trip to Hawaii with every purchase of $50.00 or more & I'll kiss ya!" How's that for salesmanship?
Happy 4th Judy and I'll just take the trip.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 4, 2012, 8:23 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: "4 sparklers, a whistling willie and a punk" that almost sounds like another Cougar sighting for Clark... Happy 4th everyone
Happy 4th buddy.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 3, 2012, 10:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: I was watching the evening news tonight after dinner and suddenly it struck me that tomorrow is the 4th and I had yet to do my obligatory pilgrimage to the Hawthorne VFW fireworks stand. I jumped in my car and shot over to El Segundo & Hawthorne Bl. Commander Jan & Judy were working hard and pointed me to some good stuff and I bought ten bucks worth, got my Cougartown discount and was on my way. I've been going to the VFW fireworks stand since 1962 (four years of age). The stand used to be on the corner of Imperial & Cedar on a vacant lot. In the early 60s I would go bang on the back door and the commander (Mr. Sylvester would give me a big discount on a big box. I told Jan that story today in an attempt to get a similar deal. He pointed out that their biggest box now is over 900 pieces and cost $543!!! I seem to recall the big "Block Buster' box used to be about $40 in the mid 70s. The 4th was my favorite holiday in Hawthorne, the big Hawthorne parade, the Hawthorne fair..what fun!! Give me a time machine please!
Hey Clark, Have a happy $10 4th man. $10 must get you 4 sparklers, a whisting willie and a punk.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 3, 2012, 8:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: Hello Cougs HAVE A HAPPY FOURTH have a sane & safe Holiday & be careful have to work but that's ok I can watch from the window better than nothing take care
Happy 4th Cindy.
Name: Paul Wieber ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 3, 2012, 8:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Chattanooga, Tn

Message: I am very sad to report that my very good friend Joe Quintinella of 45 years and former wrestling partner at Hawthorne High has recently passed away. Don Winters 70' (who also recently passed), Joe & myself were the "three amigos" on the varsity wrestling team 1968 & 1969. I know that they are wrestling on God's heavenly team together again. Rest in Peace my friends
Sorry to hear of yet another Cougar's passing. Rest in peace, Joe
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 3, 2012, 7:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santo Borracho AZ,

Message: Good Bye Andy , May you be in peace in "Mayberry" And enjoying aunt Bees homemade pies Mmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmm !
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 1, 2012, 1:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: corona ca.

Message:Stephanie, it was nice to meet you yesterday, and talk about the Beach Boys and Hawthorne high school, and we agreed on what a wonderful thing John Baker has given all, and you Cougars PAY YOU DUES. peter nelson class of 1957
Thanks Peter.
Name: Stephanie Brito ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 30, 2012, 5:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hall
Class: 1961
City & State: RPV, CA

Message: A good looking man walked into the Point Vicente Interpretive Center today wearing a Hawthorne High baseball shirt and a Beach Boys baseball cap. I was on duty and he asked me a question. I answered and added "Do I have a Cougar sighting?" And he said yes you do. He is Peter Nelson, Class of 57. He was visiting from Corona. We talked about the City , the School, and the Beach Boys. And we agreed on what a wonderful thing John Baker has given us all. Thank you, John. Happy Times, Stephanie
Great Cougar Sighting Stephanie, it is nice to know we are all running into each other. Thanks very much.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 29, 2012, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca

Message: Hey, John Boy; I received your E-mail of thanks for the $10.00 dues check. Just for grins, I checked the 62 alumni listing, can't believe I have been a member for 8 years. I also noticed that there are a lot of DEAD BEATS on the list. I find that hard to believe, and if I'm willing to part with a ten spot, which is a feat in itself, what's wrong with the rest of the list(s). I didn't check the other alumni years, but I'm sure the same is true, it's a pretty cheap price for the fun I have on here. LOL, I'd have a lot more fun if you wouldn't censor my posts about Firemen LOL, as you can see I am usually very blunt, but I do speak the truth, except when I'm joking around which is most of the time. It kind of Irks me, makes me think back to when I was pushing a plack & white around many, many moos ago. I never wrote traffic citations, however, when I saw a car without current registration, I always gave them a zinger (Traffic Cite). I figuered if I had to pay my registration, they should have to pay their's. anyhow, just venting, it's a slow day on the water. Jorge
Hey George, Thanks again for the dues check and thanks very much to all our members for your generous support of Cougartown.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 29, 2012, 9:33 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance

Message: Off to the Hawthorne VFW firework stand to sell the snott outta "stuff." 10% discount if you qualify... fire dept - police - Cougartown readers/members must say "COUGARTOWN" - VFW members and active Military with ID. And all the gals in the booth with kiss ya too, whether you want them to or not! See you there. It's on Haw. Blvd and El Segundo.. in front of Albertson's on the NE corner. If you get there after 12 - BEER ME!!!!! (Janny made me say that last part - he gets a lot of beers that way)
Thanks Judy, Sounds like an explosive sale to me. OH, and don't smoke that cigar I gave you while in the booth.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 29, 2012, 7:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Happy Birthday Sharon Schleper Duran, Paco's lovely bride of 50+ years. Have a great day Sharon.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 27, 2012, 9:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance CA

Message: Just a reminder to all CT...the Hawthorne VFW fireworks stand is at the Albertsons parking lot at El Segundo and Hawthorne Blvds....a ten percent discount if you mention Cougartown. Sales begin tomorrow at noon, 10am the rest of the week. Thanks for helping us support our veterans.
There you go Ctowners, time to save on fireworks and help the Vets. Thanks Jan.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 27, 2012, 1:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca

Message: thank you Russ, yes my account was hacked. What a pain, but it is all better now.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 27, 2012, 10:23 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca

Message: Hey, Janet Darlin; I'm not much on Polka, I'm still in a time warp. How about the "Texas Two Step" or "Boot Scootin Boogie", line dance, I still think I'm an Erbin Cowboy, LOL. Jorge
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 26, 2012, 8:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, Ca

Message: Thank you Linda for letting people know what obstacles we face in planning these reunions. Class of 77, if you are planning to come, please send in your money sooner, rather than later. I love planning this, and I want as many classmates that can make it to attend. You never know what might happen in the next five years. If you want to come, I will do whatever I can to make it happen, all you need to do is email me! Other classes are invited too, we do have a few people from the class of 76 and 75 attending. I'm done begging now. Thank you!
Jill, I notice that your email address is different from the one on the alumni list and just had someone want to know how to get in touch with you. If your old email address is not correct, I suggest you change it soon. Thanks
Name: Bill Snyder ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 26, 2012, 5:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Chandler, Arizona

Message: Hi Guys. I recently published THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON, a collection of quirky stories about growing up in Hawthorne. John Baker and Cougartown Hawthornians really helped me get the book off the ground. THANK YOU! I'll be at THE BOOK FROG in Rolling Hills this Saturday (June 30) at 2 pm for a signing and reading. Pete Ledesma (HHS class of '79) owns The Book Frog and it's a great store. Pete's a former stand-up comic and he'll be hosting the event. He used to do a dead on Elvis act as "Pete the Pelvis." Perhaps I can get him to sing Hound Dog. It should be a lot of fun. If you're in the area come on out. 310.265.2665 - 550 Deep Valley Drive Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274
Thanks Bill, sounds like fun to me.
Name: Kathy Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 26, 2012, 1:51 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: Marietta, Ohio

Message: So sorry to hear about Don Winters. What a nice guy. My heart goes out to his family.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 25, 2012, 2:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey Gordon Martin. Congratulations and best of luck to your grandson. It's great to watch the grandkids succeed isn't it? Keep us posted.
Name: Gordon Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 25, 2012, 1:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Phoenix, Arizona

Message: Update- Kevin 5th fastest in prelims this AM out of 144 qualifiers.On to semi finals tonight.
Good News there Gordon, we'll be watching.
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 25, 2012, 8:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Hey everyone, just wanted to give a heads up on an e-mail I received this AM. It was from a Sue Walsh, not Sue Jolly Walsh as we know her and it's a SCAM so please disregard if you get it. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Name: Gordon Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 24, 2012, 8:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Phoenix, Arizona

Message: Our grandson, Kevin Cordes, is swimming at the Olympic trials Monday and hopefully in the finals on Tuesday in the 100M breaststroke. Prelims on NBC Sports Network at 3PM Monday and Finals Tuesday at 7PM on NBC. As an 18 year old Freshman at U of Arizona he won the NCAA Championship in the 100 Yd. breaststroke and set a new American record in the event in March. Very tough against 25-30 year olds but keep your fingers crossed. Grandparents are very nervous.
As they should be Gordon. I will be watching Kevin's results. What an honor just to get this far. I'm sure his grandparents are also very proud. Good Luck Kevin.
Name: Katherine Shire ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 24, 2012, 7:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Shire
Class: 1966
City & State: CA

Message: Can anyone connect me with Sandra Cohen, Class of 1966? Married name could be Britely or Brightly. Hazel Rice Hilton needs to speak to her. She has no computer, so please contact me.
Katherine, There are 3 Cohens on the Alumni List from class of 66 to 72. May be they are related to your Sandra. Just a thought.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 24, 2012, 6:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey, John Guerra. Happy birthday man. Wow, 70 yrs. Seems like just a few weeks ago that we were all hanging out in Bob's back room listening to DooWop records and playing our version of Blackjack! Have a great day bud.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 24, 2012, 3:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy birthday to John Guerra. Hopefully you and Bob will see this posting after the record show today. Hope you have a good one... 70 yrs young!
Hey John, Happy Birthday man!!!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 24, 2012, 2:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ahwahnee
No E-mail
Message: Hey George, I am with you. I think I learned more from my grandparents than maybe even my parents. gotta admit, a lot of the "old folks" now days look a lot younger and are a lot more active physically than they used to be! Although, my last grandmother lived to 103 and was still doing the Polka at 102! Hmmm on second thought..... If I can do it, I'll save a Polka for you at our reunion!! LOL