Name: Mike Effler ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 17, 2012, 12:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
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
Class: 1963
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
Class: 1962
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
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
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!
Happy Birthday Georgette!!
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 16, 2012, 7:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
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.
Ted was a great guy and will be missed. Thanks Don for the information.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 16, 2012, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
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
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
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
Maiden: Valencia
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
Celebrating for a week??!! Is she on her way out or something?
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 15, 2012, 7:39 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
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!
Hey Patty V, Happy Birthday girl. Have a fun, fun day!!
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 14, 2012, 8:10 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: We Love You, Wayne Dickey!
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 14, 2012, 10:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
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".
Good story Wayne, That song can also get you punched in the nose Thanks for checking in.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 12, 2012, 11:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
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
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
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
Class: 1968
City & State: Albq Nm
No E-mail
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!
Hi Jean, Thanks for checking in. Happy retirement girl and Happy Thanksgiving too.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 11, 2012, 5:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
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.
You are welcome Bob, and thanks for using the preferred method Hope you had a great day my friend.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 11, 2012, 1:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, ID BRRRR!
No E-mail
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
Happy Birthday Bob!!
Name: Pat Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 10, 2012, 6:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
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.
Good luck back there Pat, I know NY and NJ need it.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 10, 2012, 5:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
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
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
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
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
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
Class: 1977
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.
Thanks Tom for the information and very sorry for your loss and the loss of yet another Coug.
Name: Carole Ferruccio ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 7, 2012, 7:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Anderson
Class: 1960
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
Hi Carole, Thanks for the note and for checking in regularly. It's OK to have Facebook too, you know
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 ?
Happy Birthday Jim!!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 6, 2012, 8:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
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!
Thanks Jim for the pat on the back. I always say that Cougartown is only as good as the people here. We have a mess of good people.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 6, 2012, 8:47 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
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.
Thank you Betty, glad you're still with us here in good old Cougartown.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 5, 2012, 1:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
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
Happy Thanksgiving there Jan, now start working on those hash browns.