Name: Bob Faulkner ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 5, 2012, 11:19 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: BIG RIVER, CA.

Hey thanks Bob, I think we were here before Classmates.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 5, 2012, 11:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: Quite right, JB! I joined Cougartown 12 years ago, just sent in my dues for this year and check it daily. I came to dislike Facebook so much that I quit it (a growing trend), Classmates keeps changing everything all the time and I have little reason to Twitter. LinkedIn is less irksome and is career-oriented. I notice that there is no Cougartown Breakfast at the VFW this month, because of Thanksgiving week?
Hi John, Yes, thanks very much for your dues contribution. The VFW is having something on that Sunday, so no breakfast this month. It will return next month and I am looking forward to it. The VFW does so much for the Vets and community and the food is the best. Hope to see you there in December.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 5, 2012, 8:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: Does anyone else belong to the Hawthorne Cougars Group on LinkedIn? I just joined it, and it could use some more members.
I thought we were LinkedIn here. Trying to keep what we have left here, John. Facebook and Twitter has scattered the herd enough.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 5, 2012, 7:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: The "Cougar Stalker" strikes again! Met April Desanos(HHS 87) last night while doing my grocery shopping. Like moths to a flame those Cougs just keep appearing! I'd sure like to find some folks pre 1970! What do I have to do, search the nursing homes?
Keep'em coming Clark.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 3, 2012, 9:42 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: Hello everyone I'm doing good hope all of you as well. Just a note to wish all November Birthday's A Big and Great Day. Have a wonderful day to all um thats including me too Take care talk soon.
I'm doing good. Happy Birthday November Cougars.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 2, 2012, 11:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Thank you Helen. I look forward to seeing you at the next cruise night. BTW John, when is the next CN?
It will probably be April 6th. See you there.
Name: Helen Sciurba ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 1, 2012, 8:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Teague
Class: 1961
City & State: Redondo Beach, Ca

Message: A belated Happy Birthday to you, Tom Shelley. Hope it was a happy, special day.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 1, 2012, 4:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Oops, I forgot to say "'atta boy" to Richard & Joanie. Fifty years...WOW! Congratulations to you both. Another truly fine family.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 1, 2012, 3:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Wow, I want to thank all who posted to wish me well on my birthday. I'm truly humbled by your kind words. I can honestly claim to be one fortunate guy. I am part of a genuinely terrific family. And I have been blessed with the best bunch of true friends anyone could ask for. I love you all as well. Thanks Bob & Karen, Mo, John G. John B. Mike, Ray, Dennis. My best to you all!
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 1, 2012, 2:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca.
No E-mail
Message: Well , better late than never in wishing good friend, Tom Shelley a very happy (belated) birthday! Love you, Tom!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 31, 2012, 11:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santa Susanna /Hanalei Kauai

Message: But the water tank was painted for the Bi Centennial in 1976 .. Just saying
Yes it was.
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 31, 2012, 7:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: By the way While I'm on the subject of my best friends, I need to bring up Mr. Richard Hanson(HHS 56). He and his beautiful wife Jo Ann just celebrated 50 years of being a happily married couple as well as my inlaws. Happy annaversery to you both, it's an honor being part of your family. We love you dearly. That's all for now; M.S.
Happy Anniversary Richard and Jo Ann
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 31, 2012, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, Ca

Message: Happy birthday to one of my very best friends in the whole world, Mr. Tom Shelley! I have known and loved Tom since 8th grade at St. Josephs Catholic School. He has had a few more obstacles to deal with than some of us and he has always handled them like a champion. He can add warmth and laughter to a room easier than anyone else I've ever known. Many happy returns my friend and we hope (no, we need) to see you soon. By the way, I take back all the bad stuff I ever said about Ray. That was a great day. Thanks for the 50+ years of friendship: Mike
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 31, 2012, 7:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: Happy, Happy Birthday to Tom Shelley...hope you are having a wonderful day!
Sorry about the time/date thing on Cougartown. They haven't reset the clock on the server yet.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 31, 2012, 5:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Randolph Iowa
No E-mail
Message: Happy birthday to my good Buddy Bill Young a friend in need and he is always there God bless you Billy
Happy Birthday Bill and Happy Birthday to Mom Sloey, she would have been 93 today.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 31, 2012, 2:46 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
No E-mail
Message: Re: The tank painted orange with a pumpkin face. That wasn't a water tank in Haw., but it was a huge fuel tank some where around Western heading south. We'd pass it as kids on the ride to Peck Park for family picnics. I think they still painted it for years afterward. A little confirmation please--that was 56 years ago.
Yes, it was on Anaheim St. in San Pedro. They were still painting it a few years ago and maybe still are.
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 31, 2012, 1:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Anaheim, Calif

Message: Would like to wish a good friend Tom Shelley a very Happy Birthday. Tom was a Birch Street Rebel back in the days. Bob Fraser, Tom, and myself would be shooting the bull back in those days in front of Frasers house back then. once again Tom, have a great day.
Happy Birthday Tom!!
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 31, 2012, 7:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods

Message: At 125' and 250,000 gallons, the water tower has never been a pumpkin....
There's your answer.
Name: Dennis Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 31, 2012, 7:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Santa Teresa, NM

Message: Happy birthday to my brother Tom. Hope you have a great day today. Dennis
Hey Tommy Boy, Happy Birthday!! You still owe me a birthday dinner dude.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 30, 2012, 3:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: My Halloween masks were the ones with the thin black elastic string that held the plastic mask tight against your face. There were two little cut outs around the nose to help you breath, but I always remember getting all hot and sweating under them. My brothers and I would leave with empty pillow cases and return fully loaded to count our bounty of candy to see who got the most. Open candy, cookies, and popcorn balls were tossed(except from trusted neighbors) and the good stuff was hidden under clothes in our dresser drawers to be enjoyed weeks or months later. Trivia Question: Was the Hawthorne Water Tower ever painted or covered to look like a giant jack-o'-lantern?
Good questiond Tom, anyone know this one?
Name: Susie Klingenhagen...Russelle ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 30, 2012, 10:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: klingenhagen
Class: 1971
City & State: 87109

Message: ...does anyone know how I can get ahold of Pam Austin? Long story, very short...I worked at Manhattan Country Club, in the sports dept, from '83 to '88...and use to house sit for "Myk" and that was also when Pam was our head tennis pro. I'd appreciate any help....thanx Cougs!
Hi Susie, Try Rich Sloan HHS60. He should have that info.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 30, 2012, 9:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester, Ca

Message: With Halloween around the corner, I am reminded of all the fun we had as kids. Our costumes were mostly made from stuff we had around the house. I think my all time favorite was the year that my brother, John, ripped a sheet into strips and we all helped to wrap him up like the mummy.
My favorite was mom making me a stovepipe hat that fit down onto my shoulders then painting eyes, nose, and mouth on my bare chest and stomach. First place at Boy Scouts Halloween party.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 27, 2012, 9:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: Please keep my Aunt Mary (Mary Gutierrez Perez) in your prayers. She is recovering from surgery at Torrance Memorial.
Will do Tom.
Name: Mike Wilking ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 26, 2012, 2:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Germany

Message: COUGAR SIGHTING in the Dominican Republic: Rob Mcllvoy ('80). He's looking good. We couldn't talk long but dropped a few thoughts about "back in the day". Hurricane Sandy has just passed and all is well in paradise.
Good one Mike, thanks man.
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 25, 2012, 9:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, California

Message: Today was a special day to have so many share their wonderful memories of Gary Mykkanen. It was wonderful to have friends and classmates of 1963 attend the memorial service, and thanks to Ron Petch and Gary Bickers for putting it together. Thanks, too, to Pam, for her loving words. It was great to see, and hear, how many loved and admired our Gary. He will be forever missed. Thank you for this very special time. Linda Huthmaker/Torrance, Ca.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 25, 2012, 7:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: PVE CAL

Message: We honored Gary Mykkanen this afternoon. Sid Semon and Toby Erlinger did a great job of helping us remember our friend. I think about 150 people were there and everyone got a chance to say whatever they thought was important. The bottom line is Gary was unique and his send off was as well.
Name:Ed Palmquist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 25, 2012, 1:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Stone Ridge, VA

Message: I received a call this morning from a friend I played college basketball with that Gary Mykkenan had passed away. I visited him last year and he was in good spirits. We all lost a true friend and a sports legend from Hawthorne High School. Like Jim Hess, I thought Gary was the best athlete I have ever known.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2012, 4:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: For those interested in HHS history, the 50th Anniversary concert tour from our very own Beach Boys is due out November 20 on DVD/Blue Ray!
Thanks Max.
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2012, 3:07 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nicocia
Class: 1972
City & State: san pedro, ca

Message: I have found that things come in three's. With my bone marrow/leukemia & auto-immune issues, my Ct scan last month showed a 1.5 centimeter mass on right breast. Just got my biopsy report back with an small, early breast cancer diagnosis. I am overwhelmed with all these health issues. I could really use any support/prayers, & anyone that has gone through breast cancer, please email me with your experience's through this ordeal. I would really appreciate your input. I am overwhelmed & a bit scared....Thank you so much! Enza
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2012, 2:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR

Message: My internet was restored today - AT&T's having major problems with their new user modem. In catching up on Feedback, I was very, very saddened by Gary's passing. My condolences to Pam and his family. Rich's touching obit was wonderful and I thank him for that. RIP, Myk ...