Name: Mike Effler ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 17, 2012, 12:40 pm - HHS Time
City & State: El Segundo, CA
Message: I, too, am sorry to hear about Dick Dixon. I raced quarter midgets during the 50's as well as other Cougars with Dickie. In fact, Dick sold me my first Schwinn Continental 10 speed, one of his used bikes. I haven't seen him in a few years, but kept track of him here on C-town. Good thoughts and prayers to his family....
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 17, 2012, 11:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Jacksonville, Fla.
Message: So sad to hear about Dick. He was a classmate, teammate, and a friend. I remember when He and Jim Bush M.C.'d our school reunions. I wish his family well. He will be missed.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 17, 2012, 11:21 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Sad news for all who knew HHS63 Dick Dixon, he passed away yesterday morning. I have no other details. Dickie was a good friend from our quarter midget days in the mid 50s. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 17, 2012, 8:17 am - HHS Time
City & State: Westchester, Ca
Message: Just looked at Paco's pics. The "lovely" lady with Joe Bromley (66) is my sister, Georgette Crotty (also 66). They were high school sweethearts and still married after all these years. And it just happens to be her birthday today. Happy Birthday, Geor!
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 16, 2012, 7:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: West Covina
Message: Sadly I received word this morning that Ted Griffin, class of 62, passed away early this morning at his home in AZ. Ted was a Viet Nam Vet and received a Purple Heart for wounds he received trying to save others. He was a great friend and I will miss him very much.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 16, 2012, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: Thank you, Paco for posting the few pictures that were taken at our 45-year reunion this past August. I am glad that one of us was able to figure out how to send them to CT. We were small in number but we had a lot of fun. Now on a melancholy note: So long to one of my favorite lunch items in elementary school -- Twinkees. Haven't had one since we found out they might make me want to shoot the mayor. I will not miss those Snowballs (yuck) and the Cupcakes always tasted like they didn't make it to the store shelf until they were already a couple of years old. But the Twinkees --YUM!
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 16, 2012, 8:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Thanks for the birthday wishes! Spent the day with my hubby and I get to see my kids this weekend- yay!
Name: Gloria Valencia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 15, 2012, 7:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Henderson, NV
Message: Happy Birthday V5!!! She is still sassy, sexy and stubborn! Susie B. She has been celebrating for a week already! She is now on the tail end! XXOO G
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 15, 2012, 7:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: PV!! V5!! Sista!! Happy Birthday to you! Take the party all the way thru the weekend! Love you bunches!
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 14, 2012, 8:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: We Love You, Wayne Dickey!
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 14, 2012, 10:20 am - HHS Time
City & State: La Palma, Ca.
Message: I have to say, I don't check with CT as much as I use to. I have been a member for 15 years now and should come here more often. I want to share a story with all of you. I was at the Pasadena Rose Bowl last weekend selling Italian clothing with my son-in-law. Of course I brought my Accordian. As I played some good italian songs, I notice a man trying on a jacket. I heard this cry from below him. It was his daughter and she seemed upset about something. I said to her, "I bet I know a song you know". She kept crying. I started playing , "It's a Small World" The look on her face was priceless. The crying stopped, a great big smile took its place and I played for her while her father tried on clothes. He didn't buy a thing! But the moral of my story is, "you don't have to buy something to make a someone happy".
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 12, 2012, 11:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: The Gutierrez family appreciates the many kind words over the past few days. The funeral for Mary Gutierrez Perez will take place this Saturday, November 17. Please email me directly for details. Thank you.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 12, 2012, 4:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Well, it seems like we are always a little late when it comes to birthdays but with that said we would like to wish Bob Jensen a very happy birthday. Also.. hey Cougars- come on down to the Hawthorne Historical Society Museum. The Hawthorne High display case is growing in its exhibits. The museum is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm. Take a walk down memory lane and if you have any items you would like to display bring them too! There will also be a Holiday Event on December 1st sponsored by the Historical Society. Look for more information soon.
Name: Jean Caldwell ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 12, 2012, 3:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Albq Nm
Message: Its been awhile since I have posted but like so many I am still with you! I am one of those that read Cougartown almost daily...and love it as much as ever! I have four more days til I retire. I have been working with County Govnt almost 22 year. I love my job....but I think I am ready for total me time. The transition will take awhile but I am confident I will go with the flow easily! Hope everyone has a Wonderful ThanksGiving. I am giving all my prayers today to the soldiers that serve us!
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 11, 2012, 5:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles, CA``
Message: Thanks to all that sent me birthday wishes. Most came in on Facebook - shame on you all.... Thank you Dear Doris for using the preferred method and thank you John for hosting. I remember my 10th birthday. I wanted a white windbreaker and I wanted to go to the go-cart track on Rosecrans. I got both.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 11, 2012, 1:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID BRRRR!
Message: Just want to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the best friends I've ever had the pleasure to know! He's kind, generous and wise beyond his years. Have a GREAT day Bobby Jensen! I miss you. Love you bunches, doris
Name: Pat Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 10, 2012, 6:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Queens, NY
Message: Hi. Just checking in to let old friends I haven't been in touch with lately that I am ok after hurricane Sandy. Though I live a half a block from the East River, the water only got to the end of my street and no damage done to my or my loved ones homes. So many weren't so lucky. I haven't heard from some friends in Staten Island and NJ yet and can only hope they are ok. The effects will last for some time. Though not as big as Katrina, in a city and area of this size, the problems are immense. Because of problems with transportation, electricity, food and damage, we have had to rely not only on agencies, but to a large extent on each other. I have been involved in some of the relief work, buying, donating, cooking, child care for those working on clean up efforts, etc. People have been SO amazingly resourceful in organizing and communicating. A group that deserves special commendation is Occupy Sandy (yes, of that Occupy). They started immediately and have become a real force in relief. Many other groups have sprung up spontaneously too. So, a big shout out to people power. The electric companies, Red Cross, FEMA etc. have been fine, but the recovery literally would be impossible without us all pitching in together. but still so much more to do. On a smaller scale, I can't wait to get a regular supply of gasoline to our gas stations.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 10, 2012, 5:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: I've been out on FB politicizing! Now back to CT...Happy Veteran's Day to so many Cougars and others who fought for our freedom to vote for our candidates and, in too many cases, gave their all. I'm sure all Cougars showed their appreciation for their sacrifices by voting last Tuesday! To the young men and women, our kids or grandkids, who might be serving now, a huge hug and thank you too!
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 10, 2012, 7:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance CA
Message: Mary Gutierrez was one of our many neighbors on Sundale and 118th street many moons ago. I was very sorry to hear of her passing and always knew that when I bumped into her out here in Torrance that she'd be full of smiles and fun stories. I remember all the family cars that Tom mentioned and a couple more. (Gene's primered car that Mama Gutierrez called 'The pinto' parked in the garage). The Gutierrez's sure loved their luxury cars and yes, they were one of the coolest families on the block. Very sweet and kind people. I'll keep checking here for her service info. My best to Gene, Lou and the rest of Mary's family. See you soon.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 8, 2012, 8:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oro Valley, AZ
Message: Tom, I remember your Aunt Mary very well. I remember her when she was in high school and then later when she worked as an aide. She was such a sweetheart, always helpful and I'm glad that she had such a loving nephew.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 8, 2012, 9:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: I've got sad news. My Aunt Mary (Mary Gutierrez Perez) passed away last night. She had been fighting several health issues over the past couple of years and sadly never recovered from her recent surgery. After graduating from HHS, she worked at the school library and later co-owned Torrance Bakery. She retired from TRW/Northrop a few years ago. I'll always remember her as the cool aunt that would pick up her nephews in her black Chevy Impala with the "Asian eyes" tail lights and take us to the movies. I also remember she later got a big black Ford LTD, like the ones they drove on Hawaii 5-0, and would tell us about her drives to Vegas to see Elvis and Tom Jones. She will be missed. I'll let Cougartown know when her services are arranged.
Name: Carole Ferruccio ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 7, 2012, 7:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Isabella, CA
Message: John, Just wanted to say I read this page every day even though I almost never post. It keeps me connected to Hawthorne and my long ago past. But I also have Face book for family which is spread out and friends. Not having Cougar town would leave a hole in my day, maybe two holes cause sometimes I check morning and night. Keep up the good work. Carole
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 7, 2012, 6:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Susanna /Hanalei Kauai
Message: Just want to wish a happy birthday to Jim Doersam. Ever since Kindergarden at Eucalyptus school! Hey Jim have you retired yet from the FD ?
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 6, 2012, 8:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Susanna /Hanalei Kauai
Message: I like to think that most folks do have face book etc, But I'm like my good classmate Betty . .( Dang Betty do you realize how far back we go ?!) I rely on CT for info about Hawthorne etc, Being at this years Hawthorne birthday bash was good for me! And i wouldn't of known about it if it wasn't for CT. I tend to think that CT may go thru "Dry Spells" But when something note worthy comes up , Look Out! Like it says on your feedback page JB , People are reading this everyday . CT is kind a like the local bar down the st ( if you will), You have regulars and visitors . Seems to me when you post great photos of the area , CT gets more hits or feedback. Or just big news about Hawthorne I look up to you "older" guys just like i looked up to ya when i was in school (And i just turned a mere 62 LOL) And times have changed , HHS is getting a major overhaul and it's good that it is , because you really cant keep time in a bottle (sorry) But you can here at CT! Many good stories come out now and again! We're fortunate to have this connection (CT) and we owe our thanks to JB ! I'm just a visitor here at the JB watering hole! And if i lived nearer, i would be more of a "regular" So thanks to all ya all for being here!
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 6, 2012, 8:47 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: Happy Election Day, everyone. Just wanted to say, John, most of us are still with you, believe me. We just enjoy voicing our personal, political views on Facebook. I read C-town Feedback every day. I appreciate this Website more than you know. Its my link home.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 5, 2012, 1:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Regarding the Hawthorne VFW breakfast in November: you are correct John in that we are having another venue that day. We will be hosting our annual Thanksgiving dinner for hospitalized veterans from the West LA VA medical center, the Cabrillo House in San Pedro and the Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, approximately 120 veterans total. The Hawthorne High Jr ROTC color guard will join us to post the colors and some twenty Interact club members will be with us once again to help serve these veterans. A big day for the volunteers but they're used to it...been at this event for over forty years! We will be back serving breakfast in December and hope to see some new faces from CT join us. Let me be the first to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Janny