Name: Dean Karels ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 17, 2012, 1:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: tustin,ca.

Message: My wife and i were talking old hawthorne the other day and a favorite of ours like many others i'm sure was green farms bbq ,just wondering if it's still there?
Hi Dean, Green Farms, like much of old Hawthorne is long gone. Phils Bike Shop, Jones Firewood, Hawthorne Nursery, Hawthorne Advertiser and a few others are still around.
Name: Mike Flatten ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 17, 2012, 12:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: garden grove, ca.

Message: That picture with Pat Burris in it. Pat hasn't changed a bit. Long time no see.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 17, 2012, 10:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: Well Anita, I see JB caught you on the t shirt.
It was a concert, at least she was wearing a shirt
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 16, 2012, 7:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: I am still coming down from the natural high of last nights Beach Boy concert at Harvey's Lake Tahoe in Stateline, NV. The weather could not have been more perfect. The gentleman who sat behind me said this was his 5th 50th Anniversary Tour concert for the Beach Boys. When the concert was over he tapped me on the shoulder and said "This concert tonight was by far the best out of all that I have seen." While I have not been to 5 Anniversary Tour concerts, I did feel I had just witnessed a bit of history. The entire concert was awesome - including the encore. And yes, when they began to sing "Be True To Your School" I couldn't help myself...the music took me over I stood up on my chair and rocked out to the entire song and I didn't care what anybody thought. Their music was all-consuming. Mike Mecey...I had on a red t-shirt that had HAWTHORNE 69 ALUMNI on it - I struck up several conversations because of it but no real Cougar Sighting. And thanks to fellow alumni Steve Santos c/o 76 who works for Ticket Master, he pulled a few strings and upgraded my seat to center stage- 10th row. Thanks again Steve for being so nice. Of the Norcal Cougars who contacted me saying they would be attending this concert I heard from Mike Mecey-'61, Joyce Carpenter Ahlberg-'71, and Steve Santos- '76. I think I probably sang my way thru every song right along with them. At one point I simply closed my eyes so I could just listen - their sound is as always, uncompromising. For those of you who haven't figured this out by now - I have been one of their biggest fans since I was about 12 or 13 and it has never waivered. Last night for me was the icing on the cake, something to cross off my bucket list, history in the making and no one wanted it to end. But as they say, all good things must come to an end and then...'Daddy took the T- bird away'.
Anita, our group took a couple of days to come down from the sounds too. It is so special, the people have aged but the sound is just the same, maybe better as we appreciate it more now. Thanks for the concert update and uh.....guess your Cougartown Tshirt must've been in the wash then?
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 16, 2012, 6:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca

Message: Hey, JB, I thought Mike Love went to Morningside H/S, east end of Inglewood. My first ex-wife used to talk about him going to Morningside where she did ?, not Dorsey. Jorge
Nope, Mike was Dorsey all the way, probably class of 58.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 16, 2012, 3:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: For Mike Mecey, I was at the BB's concert in So Lake Tahoe and Anita Bell, CO 69 was there also. Although Dean Torrance didn't perform the last few songs like he did in Irvine, Cal Saga came back on stage a couple of times after their opening show to sing with their fathers. I had the chance to talk to some of the members of Cal Saga this morning in the lobby at Harveys before coming home to let them know how good the show was. I also asked them about Brian not continuing on the tour overseas but they didn't know! You heard it here first on Cougartown News, now back to JB in the computer room!
Thanks for that "on the spot" report, Max.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 16, 2012, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca

Message: Hey, Gary Boy, I think prior to this picture, the last time Pat Burris & Norm Steiner were in the same picture was on the old "Al Jarvis" or "LLoyd Thaxton's Dance Party" (sock hop) television show that used to be on I think Channel 13, about a hundred years ago. That was before Dick Clark moved his operation to the west coast and blew them all away. Jorge
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 16, 2012, 1:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Roseville, CA

Message: Last night (Sunday night) Ginny & I and a few thousand of our closest friends were in South Lake Tahoe... Attending the last US concert of the Beach Boys 50th Reunion... What energy, what fun... We actually got a bonus because California Saga (8 of the Beach Boys kids) came on for 30 minutes before the BB concert began... Three hours of surfin', car racin', bikini beach fun. One of the great crowd pleasers was "Be True To Your School"... Everyone was standing and singing... They showed high school pictures of the BBs... That is when Ginny got her connection to them too. She went to Dorsey High... Same as Mike Love... but graduated a couple years after him. Glad we were able to see them one last time... Saw a couple of HHS shirts but never made it to introduce myself... so I guess that really isn't a true Cougar sighting.
Hi Mike, Glad you had a fun night, and Cougar Sighting? No.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 16, 2012, 12:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: PVE CAL

Message: Wow, Pat Burris and Norman Steiner in the same picture; I expected the "ROCKY" theme to be playing.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 16, 2012, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca

Message: Hey, Jody Weller Girl, You are spot on and it was great seeing you & your sister at John Nix's moms 100 year B-day party. what a great lady, this new Centurian is, I've know Elenore since John & I were in high school and got closer to her after John became my brother-in-law. John, Lenny & the kids did a great job putting everything together. Also, thank you for not telling any "Block & Tackle" stories about us HHS guys that used to hang out there, which would be all of us LOL, when you were on the microphone, I was cringing that you would tell a story on us. About a third of the guys in the above picture were at Elenores party, she knew all of us as kids, and we all probably gave her some distress at one time or another in her life. She always thought we were corrupting little Johnny LOL. Man, it was like being back in H/S, Party after party, the Morris's party the following day, Saturday was also great, saw a few people I had not seen in a while (years). Hey, Jim Fredricks, is there a thing with you firemen about hats, Norm Steiner (Culver City Fireman Ret.), wouldn't take his off either LOL, but I know he's not bald. Hey, Paco, how come no pictures of the wives, they looked just as pretty as they did in H/S and a lot better looking than the guys in the posted picture. While talking with one of the guys at Dennis & Eilene Morris's party, he brought up the name of a classmate that made me laugh. This person got arrested and knew I worked for the Sheriff's Dept., he threw my name out to the jailer who happened to know me. Anyhow, the jailer called me at home, and told me that this guy was throwing my name around like we were relatives. I got on the phone with this individual who I had not seen for some time, he wanted me to "Do him a favor" (get him out). I told him to give me back to the jailer, I asked the jailer to do me a big favor and see that this person got a window seat on the jail transportation bus, so he would have a view, when he got transferred to the main county jail downtown, last time I ever heard from this person, I did do him a favor, I got him a good seat. Ya know the week end also made me think back to the old H/S days and all the parties on the week ends, every week end. We had our own network system back then. At 133 St. "Foster Freeze", there was a parking sign in the rear of the parking lot with a bunch of pins in it and every week end night, Friday, Saturday & sometimes Sunday, there was a bunch of notes pinned to that post that had the steet names where all the parties were to be held. We did not need addresses back then because if you went to the street named in the note, you would see all the recognizable cars and hear the noise from the party and you were there. Come to think of it, our sign post network preceded "Facebook, Twitter, My Space" and all the rest of those computer things, and it was much simpler. Also you didn't have to worry about being hacked, unless someone removed one of the notes from the sign post. Fun thoughts, Jorge
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 16, 2012, 7:39 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Palm Desert. CA

Message: Wow! Those early 60s Cougars sure look great. Thanks!
Yep, they're holding up very well.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 15, 2012, 6:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Enza, so sorry to hear about your illness. No experience with something like this myself, but will keep you in prayer. On a lighter note, WOW those 60s guys still look like hunks to me!! And yes, John, Doo Wop was the best :-)
My choice too
Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 15, 2012, 3:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: S. Kihei, Maui

Message: Henry Cooper: I met him but I didn't know him. Everything I heard about him was good and it came from others as I didn't know him. When I came to Hawthorne I heard about Henry and thought he must be some kind of a legend. That too came from others like coaches Yost, Plum, Bunyard, Graves and Featherston as they used his name generically as if to describe a standard they'd have had all adopted. Henry was tough, intensely focused, hard-hitting and played only one way, his way. When I finally saw him in the locker room I wasn't sure if I should shake his hand, get his autograph or salute him. I left it as just saying "Hello." I never knew him. I just heard about him. His opponents that met him under the "Friday night lights" probably prayed they'd never meet him again, fearing they'd once more "bump" into him which surely made a lasting impression, that's if they could even recall the moment of impact. Some probably still suffer from "Tinnitus," compliments of The Cooper Connection. Henry walked with subtle confidence and quiet expression. He, like Gary Beaird, Danny Litton, and a few others let their on-field performances speak for them. There was no need for them to say anything about themselves. I never knew Mr. Cooper but I'm honored to now salute him. God Bless You, Henry.
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 15, 2012, 12:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nicocia
Class: 1972
City & State: San Pedro, CA

Message: In need of help! Went into the hospital Wednesday at LCOM San Pedro with complaints of shortness of breath & feeling faint, thoughts of heart issues came to mind..came out 3 days later with a blood transfusion, 2 pints of blood, & a Bone Marrow Biopsy. Have some kind of Auto-Immune disorder that have Antibodies attacking my red blood cells, will have to wait 2 weeks for results. Am on Predizone 60mg, getting checked in 2 weeks to make sure my red/white blood counts are not below normal. My question is: Does anybody have this condition/disease & can calm my fears? I am freaking out a bit with the steriods that I have to take. Any info would be helpful, just email me. Thanks for letting me post something that is not HHS related, I am just trying to get some help/support & some piece of mind. Thank you so much! Enza
Our prayers are with you Enza.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 15, 2012, 6:26 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Hawthorne CA

Message: I went to Mission Viejo Friday nite for John Nix's mothers 100th birthday. What a GREAT LADY. She danced, sang and was given a Proclamation from the city and Inglewood High, where she graduated from. She was like a second Mom to all of us. Also in attendance were many Cougars. Hope to see many of them at breakfast this morning at the VFW.
Happy 100th Mom Nix, and many more.
Name: Mike Flatten ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 14, 2012, 5:50 pm - HHS Time
No E-mail
Message: I played two years of football with Henry. He was one heck of a player. Rest in peace, Henry.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 14, 2012, 12:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca

Message: Message to Therese Cameron class of 78 yes Get Down is also a song Get Down Tonight by KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND I know it is because I sing Karaoke & that's one of the songs I sing, fun song & dancing too & easy to sing oh the Disco era love it. Take care Cindy class of 71
The Doo Wop era was much, much better
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 14, 2012, 10:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
No E-mail
Message: SUNDAY - VFW BREAKFAST. I have a bag here for you JB, marked "Very Valuable Stuff." I think I saw a Spud Gun in it with about 15 other goodies that will spark your childish memory. If you don't come for the good food.. or to visit the Friendly Juice Maiden, or just to make a donation to a good cause and get a good meal, then certainly you would come to have a chance of having your eyes poked from a flying potatoe pellet. If you want more pain than that I can give you some Pop Rocks. Oh, it was fun to be a kid in the 50's. The Marquetta de Sade!
Thank you VERY MUCH, Marquetta, I will be there with a 20lb bag of potatoes.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 14, 2012, 8:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Martha Amour class of 62, please empty your mailbox. I cannot email you. Thanks.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 13, 2012, 11:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: Just a reminder about the VFW breakfast this Sunday - 9am to 11:30 - see the side bar to the right of the page. Lots of food for a small price. Your friendly juice maiden awaits you, too. Thanks to all who supported the VFW's fireworks stand this past holiday. The Post did quite well, as did most TNT stands. I hope no one is missing any fingertips...makes it kinda hard to grip a knife and fork.
See you there Jan.
Name: Terri Studer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 12, 2012, 9:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kluxdal
Class: 1966
City & State: Hesperia, California

Message: Don't check Cougartown as often as I should and learned today of the passing of two friends from the Class of 66, Henry Cooper and Betty Owen. I remember them both fondly. Rest in peace, Cougartown in heaven is getting too crowded.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 12, 2012, 5:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Covess, Ca

Message: Hey, Therese Cameron Girl, The slang term "GET DOWN" was a late 60's to 70's Ghetto slang term used when a group of folks wanted to dance or do a little Heroin, PCP or Speed, they would say or yell, let's "GET DOWN". That's probably why John Boy was not familiar with the term, it wasn't used much in the 60's. However, some Firemen who were stationed in the Ghetto, picked up & used the term in the 70's. Subsequently, though that's also why there were so many casualties during the war, when someone would yell incoming, "Get Down!!!", they would all stand up and start dancing. Just a little trivia to help clear things up. Jorge
Name: Lonnie Burr ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 12, 2012, 5:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Beaverton, OR

Message: Anyone who knows how to reach alumnae JAYCE NYMAN[who most likely has a married Last Name], with whom I had a close friendship in the late '60s, I am trying to contact her. Please use my em add: or my website: Thank you VERY much. Lonnie