Name: Randy Moore ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 22, 2012, 11:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: North Fork, Ca.

Message: On the Beach Boy Question of who went to H.H.S. or not. I talked to Beach Boy Bruce Johnston in person, face to face, me and him. He told me he was an alumni of University High School not H.H.S.
I think Cougars get Bruce Johnson HHS60 mixed up with Bruce JohnsTon, Beach Boy. Bruce Johnston was not a graduate of HHS. Thanks Randy for helping out.
Name: Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 22, 2012, 10:09 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1962
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca

Message: Stopped by the New Hawthorne Museum, and I was very Happy to see all the wonderful Pictures of Our Towne From the beginning to present. Also the pictures of all the famous people who either lived or grew up here, and to see some of the Grand Marshalls from the Hawthorne Parades. Good times and so many Memories looking at these pictures. The Museum committee put in a lot of hours getting the Museum ready, I believe they did a wonderful job!!! Thank You... The events on the Street were great. I wish I could of stayed longer, I did want to see/hear the Bands, oh and missed the food again (next year), but I understand it was Great Times! Again Thank You for the Great/Wonderful 90th Birthday. ALWAYS A COUGAR
Hi Loretta, thanks to you too for being there.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 22, 2012, 9:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca

Message: Hey, John Boy, Sorry I did not make your Hawthorne party yesterday, guess I got partied out last week end. I left the "T" in the garage and watched the European Open instead, stayed close to home, some incredable golf being played over there. Hope everybody had a great time, sounds like they did. Glad Fireman Jim made it to an event, are you sure he wasn't wearing one of those hats with hair sewn in the rim, you can't trust a fireman ya know, they do sleep on duty LOL. Jorge
George, Sorry you missed the show AND Jim.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 21, 2012, 7:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Just looked at the Bday party pics. Everyone looks great, but I swear I want whatever Kathy is drinkin because she NEVER looks older, always beautiful! Also, just made my hotel reservations for the 62 reunion, can't wait to see there!
Hi Janet, Yep, we are going to have a bunch of people at our reunion from the classes of 60 to 64 or 65. Should be a hoot. Just got CDS back today thanks to Rich Sloan. 2 Pet Sounds and a Lucky Old Sun CD signed by ALL the touring Beach Boys. 2 more CDs (Postcards from California) coming, signed by Al Jardine. They will make great door prizes.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 21, 2012, 4:27 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: Hello Cougs I went to the 2nd Annual Good Neighbor & Museum Dedication Festival I sure had a lot of fun a lot of beautiful old cars there was a blue & white car parked towards Hawthorne Blvd it belongs to one of my brothers friends very nice a lot of cars such beauty I saw John Baker & the gang I met John Pritchard taking pics hung out with Pam Fees for awhile heard the band Surfin' Safari tribute to the Beach Boys wow took my breath away they were really good, real good I bought a pic of the group & had it autographed I felt like a teenager back in High School, even bought their cd can't wait to hear it but it was fun looking forward for next year see ya at Cruise Night 8-25-12
Hi Cindy, great to see you there too and thanks for the hug. Great day all around.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 21, 2012, 4:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca,

Message: Well today i thought i would drop in at the 90th Birthday party of the city of Hawthorne! SURPRISE! Seeing how i had to pick someone up at LAX at 3:00PM I thought i would cruise on over to the gig a few hours early before my pickup at LAX.. The new Hawthorne museum in the old police station was really heart warming! And i must say the last time i was in the police station was the one and only time I've been in jail!! HA HA!(nothing serious) It was also great to run into a few folks i honestly haven't seen in over 40 years or more!! And to see JB and Paco also! Thanks for all you guys do!! The car show was really cool also! (i voted for #29!) After driving around the hood for awhile i realized how nice the weather was! What a huge difference from the San Fernando Valley (West Hills ) where i live. And JB do i get a Cougar sighting for seeing all those old Cougars? including you and Paco ? Ha Ha! You all missed a great Cougar / Hawthorne event! And Judy I'm sorry i missed you! Thank you , Jim
Hi Jim, Great to finally meet you in person. Thanks for coming out to this fun event. Hey George Boy, Jim has more hair than you do LOL LOL.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 21, 2012, 3:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Hawthorne CA

Message: Thanks to all who put together the Good Neighbors Day. It was wonderful and lots of fun. Can't wait to see the Surfin Safari again. They were great. Thanks again John and all.
Hi Jody, Thanks for coming out and helping too. Great time and I'm very proud of our little museum.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 20, 2012, 6:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: Henry Cooper played on the Bee football team his freshman year of high school. After a first preseason loss to Bellflower H. S, 13 to 7, the team went on to win every other game except to a league loss to Mira Costa H. S,, 18 to 0. Henry played on the Varsity football team from his sophomore through senior years as the offensive center and a defensive middle linebacker. Despite a disappointing 1963 season, Henry led the league in the most number of defensive tackles, something he would repeat the following two seasons. In the 1964 season, with Coach Hal Chauncey as head coach once again, the team was 8-1-1, losing only to Palos Verdes H. S., 13 to 6, in league. In the first game of the C. I. F. playoffs, Hawthorne tied Santa Barbara H. S. 0 to 0, Santa Barbara advancing on only a single first down more than H. H. S. In the 196, Hawthorne was 6 and 3 for the season, including a sweet revenge win over Long Beach Poly H. S., 20 to 0 in the preseason. Henry was named to the South Bay Daily Breeze All- Bay League team three years in a row and to the Los Angeles Times All-CIF team his senior year. Henry was also on track team his freshman year, and the wrestling team his sophomore through senior year. His father was a U. S. C. graduate and Henry attended their home games as far back as he could remember. He played Babe Ruth baseball and Pop Warner football. During unofficial summer football practices, I remember some of his teammates complaining that despite it being "flag" football, Henry had to be constantly reminded not to tackle the ball carrier. Henry just loved to hit. I am proud to have been considered one of Henry's friends. It is even more special in that our friendship extends back to our grandfathers. His grandfather was an All-American at University of Colorado, Boulder. His grandfather, a physician, delivered my mother and her sister. We discovered this after more than 5 years and it is my favorite "small world" story.
Great stuff Glenn, thanks man.
Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 19, 2012, 11:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Claremont, CA

Message: Henry Cooper's widow is writing his obituary and would like some facts about his football days. Roger Lent: I tried to email you, but your Cougartown email didn't work. Please email me regarding Henry.
I'm sure Jim Sloey, Danny Litton and others can help too Ron. Maybe they can email you some details.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 19, 2012, 1:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks CA
No E-mail
Message: REMEMBER WHEN Boys had crew cuts? POP was only one price? Everyone watched the Mickey Mouse Club? Surfers were a novelty? Girls wore saddle shoes and socks? The beach was only good for wiener roasts? Everybody did the bop? Students did their homework? Mister Nivolo taught Spanish without lectures? Wendy Rideout didn't like boys? Pizzas were the rage? John Pool played Malaguena like a ham? This Remember When list was published fifty years ago in the Cougar.
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 19, 2012, 10:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Attention all Cougars! Did you grow up in Hawthorne? Did you attend Hawthorne High? Do you feel those years were some of the best in your lives? (I know you do, you express it on Cougartown everyday!) Well- we are calling each and everyone of you to come and celebrate your hometown. This Saturday, July 21st is the 2nd Annual Good Neighbor's Day Hometown Faire. The event will be at the Civic Center on 126th St by City Hall. What a treat is in store for you. This is the City of Hawthorne's 90th birthday! 90 years!! On top of that the Hawthorne Historical Society is having the grand opening of the very first Hawthorne Museum! But wait, there's more! A vintage car show is also happening! This event is a fun filled day of pure nostalgia and good times. The day starts at 7:30 am with the Kiwanis serving a pancake breakfast. At 9:00am the museum has its official ribbon cutting opening ceremony. There will be 3 live bands including one heck of a Beach Boy Tribute Band- "Surfin' Safari." There will be vendors and gourmet food trucks and much more. So, I am challenging each and every one you to come down and spend the day celebrating. And hey--- all you guys who come down to cruise night at Foster's Freeze-- GET YOUR CARS AND ENTER THEM IN THE SHOW! JB and my Bob will be ready to check you in. A lot of Cougars have spent months working their butts off organizing this event. Come and show your spirit and appreciation! (I will personally hug and maybe even kiss each Cougar that brings their car. Maybe Judy Wudy can help me...) SEE YOU SATURDAY.
That's right folks, it will be a very special day for all Haytowners. Bring your vintage hotrods and enter our car show....we have trophies for; best of show, peoples choice, best pre-50s, best 50-59, and best 60s-70s. Car entrants please be there by 8am. We will be signing in cars off of Grevillea behind City Hall. It will be a fun day for all so please plan on joining the celebration. Thanks Karen
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 19, 2012, 10:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca

Message: Hey, John Boy, The above picture ( Pat & Norm ) appears like they were about ready to kiss & make up. Ya gotta watch out for those old firemen, especially the ones with the hats on. All kidding aside, it was a really great day at the Morris's, everybody had a good time, can't wait for the next get together. I told Dennis we better start having them every 6 months or so, because our classes are starting to drop like flyes. Jorge
Name: Mari Davis ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 19, 2012, 8:34 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Rutter
Class: 1967
City & State: Lubbock

Message: Does anyone have any information about James Blackmer, class of 1967?
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 19, 2012, 6:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: Many may not know this but the Love brothers', Mike and Stan, father was a real tennis nut almost made the pro circuit. He pushed both boys as youngsters to play tennis and made them practice for hours. They both hated it and were so bad that the way score is kept today in that sport can be attributed to their lack of skills. Stan also played for the Lakers and I believe he and the Ducks beat Alcindor and the Bruins, once.
RE Lew Alcindor era: Outside of the well known Houston loss, unranked USC beat UCLA 46-44.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 18, 2012, 9:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: Must have been a senior moment as I forgot about Bruce. He is from Santa Barbara. Now can we agree?
Actually he was born in Illinois and was raised in Beverly Hills. I think he was an adopted child.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 18, 2012, 9:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: David Marks went to Morningside. Mike Love went to Dorsey, all the rest attended HHS. Do we all agree?
No, Bruce Johnston went to school somewhere in the mid-west
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 18, 2012, 6:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills Ca,
No E-mail
Message: What a great picture! Must be all that good Hawthorne beach air we were raised on! And there is living proof "Old Guys Rule" .. As i wrote last time when i was here at CT , We were in Santa Fe New Mexico visiting family and friends. And they had surprised us with tickets to the Beach Boy concert! Mannnnnnn we had very good seats! And i just felt very proud and honored! At one point i yelled out during be true to your school "Hawthorne Rules!!!! " I got a big thumbs up from Mike Love. He asked what class ? I answered 69! We all truly had a great time!! Then this past Sunday were staying at the El Tovar hotel at the Grand Canyon and i turn on the CBS sunday morning show , And there's the beach boys being interviewed! As they were talking CBS was showing B/W pictures of Hawthorne!! Very Nice!! Oh and George , There were pictures of me without a hat! They were on Paco's pics dude! Geeesh George , learn to navigate your way around CT BRO! LOL! PS ... LOL! I forgot to point out that there's 12 dudes in that picture! Can these be the twelve disciples of HHS ?!! WHOA!
Thanks Jim for the Beach Boys concert update.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 18, 2012, 6:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks CA
No E-mail
Message: Just to clear up the loose ends, the confusion stems from the fact the brother of Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love attended Morningside.
Yes we know, but where did Butter Bean go? Next you're going to tell me that Jim Lefebvre and Byron Scott went to Morningside.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 18, 2012, 5:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: st confirming what Big John said. Mike Love definitely went to Dorsey High. My best friend attended Dorsey in the same era and showed me Mike's childhood home in View Park north of Inglewood about three months ago.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 18, 2012, 5:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene Oregon

Message: JB...I think the confusion with where who went to what school is that yes Mike went to Dorsey, his brother Stan went to Morningside and then a Duck basketball star where he lived and raised his family. Stans son Kevin was a Lake Oswego super star and after a year as a Bruin is now on the olympic team representing the Minnesota Timberwolves where he was drafted. And George, Garys reference to Burco and Steiner in the same pic and the Rocky theme stems from a four fisted tango at the class of 63' 40th reunion. As I remeber it, they were both seriously scolded by referee Barbara Westrope. And JB great news..Cheezeburger in Paradice is once again. Had one yesterday and as good as ever....Later skaters..Hoody1
Robin, Thanks for clearing that, and everything else in the universe, up. The only thing you didn't cover: Is Pete Carroll related to Skip Kelly?
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 18, 2012, 3:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Roseville, CA

Message: George... I too thought that Love went to Morningside HS... But when they played "Be True To Your School", they showed BBs in their HS pictures; Love had a Dorsey track jersey on... So I looked him up on Wikipedia... It said he went to Dorsey... Does anyone know for sure? I had no connections with the ticket people so I had to sit middle section, Row 30... But I don't think there was a bad seat in the house...
I know for sure. Mike Love went to Dorsey High. Go here for more.
Name: Mike Flatten ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 17, 2012, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: gardengrove ca.

Message: happy birthday to my old friend, mike botkin. was great to see you at our last reunion.
Happy Birthday Mike.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 17, 2012, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: Please don't be offended by my not wearing the Cougartown T-shirt JB. When I started talking about to the older couple who sat behind me, it took a few minutes before they realized I was not promoting a dating site! We laughed the rest of the evening over that faux pas. And besides, my red t-shirt was a ladies t-shirt.
No offense taken, Anita.