Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 3, 2013, 5:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Cougar Sighting! Ok, it might have been a little staged but Matt Peterson, c/o 74 was in my hood for a Wrestling Team reunion at Cal Lutheran University (his alma mater) and let me know he was coming. Got to have a nice afternoon visit. The last time I saw him was on a trip I took to Sacto for work a few years back and Anita Harmon Bell 69 hosted a little get together at her place. What fun that was! Matt looks great and, as it turns out, is quite the catalyst for reunions and get togethers. I reminded him that 2014 is the 40th for our class. He might just be convinced to spearhead a committee. ; ))
Hi Sue, Never too early to start planning reunions. Glad you two got to see each other.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 2, 2013, 1:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Well THANK YOU VFW and especially Jan and Judy Blomsterberg for their Bingo Night Raffle. Our HHS Sports donation needle just went to $5470 for the year. I want to thank you all for your continued support of our sports program. It has been an uphill battle this year but we are getting there.
Name: Susan Walling ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 2, 2013, 12:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ciampa
Class: 1977
City & State: Santa Rosa, CA
No E-mail
Message: John - I wanted to let the HHS family know that my cousin and class of 1968 Cougar, Karen Barber passed away on Wednesday. Karen is survived by one daughter, Angie Caldwell of Hawthorne (ESHS graduate). Services are pending but will be held at Holy Cross, Culver City.
Hi Susan, So sorry to hear the news and our condolences to you and the rest of Karen's friends and family.
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 2, 2013, 9:58 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Nicocia
Class: 1972
City & State: San Pedro, CA

Message: Finally had my out-patient lumpectomy surgery (stage 2), that turned into a 3 day stay at L.B Memorial. Lymph nodes removed & chemo & radiation therapy to start once I heal. I had so many nuclear tests done, CT scans to check if things had spread, & it had not! Bone scans, the 2nd bone marrow biopsy done bedside, that had gotten side tracked with this breast cancer issue that took presidence over the blood disorder & auto-immune disorder that is still undisclosed. I think when I got home Wednesday night, I stated to Quite possibly will need a bone marrow transplant..will get the results of the B.M Biopsy on Tuesday when I see my oncologist/hematologist. Thank you all for your emails & prayers, it got me thru this ordeal, & I'm getting better everyday. On another note: I have had some issues with my computer regarding setting up a new paypal account. I used to use it regularly about 9 years ago, but now have come upon some glitches that I can't get passed on their site. Is there anyone in the San Pedro/ SoBay area that is a techy that can help me with these issues? I have been gifted some Christion Dior & other high end designer items to help pay some of my bills that I have incurred thru this nightmare of health issues. I will be willing to pay for your time..I just need to get these things listed on ebay asap, & am so frustrated with not being able to resolve these problems..ugh :( Thanks! Enza
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 30, 2013, 7:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: manhattan Beach, CA

Message: The "Cougar Stalker" strikes again! Met Yolanda Villegas (HHS'05) tonight while shopping at the Manhattan mall. Told her about Cougartown and encouraged her to come to Cruise Night...and no Sloey I did not get maced! I did meet other folks from schools far and wide like L A. Marshall, Huntington Beach, North Hollywood, Leuzinger and Cypress! Well back to my stalking!
Thanks Clark
Name: Gary Monroe ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 30, 2013, 4:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Westminster calif

Message: Looking for my surfing friends call me at 714-321-0762 Please.
Name: Al Murphy ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 30, 2013, 8:15 am - HHS Time

Message: Man, must be that time of the winter!! Been down with the cold bug!! Robert Wormus, dont think it was I that yelled go!! Sounds like it would have been a Great One to watch!! LOL I think one of the other Motor officers started to set something up with Lions to get the guys to go race there. Dont remember who it was,( Maybe NOT FREDDIE)LOL!! Susan Adams, there was alot of FAST cars on the DRAG!! I have often wondered how "SOME" of the guys did their things on cars!! LOL (No More conversation on That) LOL Yes, I too received that nice blue ticket from H.P.D. while growing up in Hawthorne!! LOL In my day, we raised He-- on the DRAG also!! Capt. Mac was a Juvie Officer then & had to set in front of him several times LOL. Yes, officer Glass gave me one too! In 57 he gave me one for 70 in a 35 on the Blvd. I was riding my Trumph TR-3 M.C. O'well, OLE DAYS was not that great on the pocketbook at times!! LOL Have a Great One, AL MURPH
Thanks Murph, Where did you go to high school?
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 29, 2013, 1:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Jacksonville, Fl.

Message: Chaffee Ford brings back a small memory. When I first moved to Bakersfield I worked at a service station whose owner drove two fords with Chaffee Ford license frames. He said he bought them there because he had a friend who was a salesman there. Of course I told him of my ties to Hawthorne.
Name: Richard Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 28, 2013, 9:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1956
City & State: Simi Valley, CA

Message: John, when in April is cruise night. I did'nt see in the events calander?
Hi Richard, Cruise Night is April 6th. Fosters in Hawthorne about 6pm. Everyone come on out and join the fun.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 28, 2013, 9:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Taylorsville

Message: Robert, So what did you have in your "'49 souped up blue ford"? Must'a been pretty hot in those days to have headers. I can't remember the name of the Ford Dealer on the corner. Danny Kieffer and I rode our bikes there to see the new pink and black '56 Ford Vic they had on the showroom floor.
Chaffee Motors
Name: Robert Wormus ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 27, 2013, 1:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: San Pedro, Californis

Message: Class of 60'; drove both a 49' souped up blue ford and a 60' RED MGA sports car. Here's one for Al Murphy, I was on 120th street in the dead of night in my 49' ford reving my engine with open headers, next to Ken Bausman in his 46' ford; I had my license for a week, so didn't plan on drag racing! All of a sudden, I heard "GO"! We took off with a roar, as a policeman on a motorcycle pulled us over!!! I cried, Kenny yelled go, Just as Kenny cried Bob yelled go; the cop (was that you, Al?) said, nonchalantly, I yelled go. He gave us a written warning, with the condition we join a project of his, Lion's Speedway! Bob Wormus
Name: Susan Adams ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 25, 2013, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nelson
Class: 1969
City & State: Anderson, Cal.

Message: You guys were talking about fast cars in husband had the fastest car in town. I am unsure what the original body was-it was primer grey, no roof, definitely a sports car..he completely transformed it, engine and was really light weight, and he put a corvette engine in it..he and his "Ocean Gate St". buddies called the car the "Frog" because when you gunned it, it would "hop" off the ground! The "shotgun" seat was like a milk crate..of course no seat belts..I do not wish to share where they got the engine..he and his buddies Allen Knighten, Butch Toice, Tim McAndrews, all worked in my exs' poor in-laws were so naive..My ex husbands name was David Green, and he was class of '64..he eventually got busted and paid his "dues"..he is now a very successful businessman, owns a mechanic shop up on Imperial Blvd..just another car story..but no one could beat that car... 9
Sounds like a fun car to me Susan, thanks for the story.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 25, 2013, 11:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: $89!!! Man, when I was in Hawthorne my garage was full of dozens of those for the local clubs. My dad used to make them. He also made the letters and plaque at the Hawthorne pool, the letters at J.C. Penney's in Inglewood, and many other things around town. He also made hundreds of Grave markers most in Inglewood Park Cemetery.
Was your Dad's first name David? He could have been the original David Letterman
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 25, 2013, 10:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long beach ca

Message: I'm planning on going to cruise night. Haven't been for a while. Maybe I can get Lenora Puls Mills and Candy Conley Fuqua to join me. John, do you think you can keep the rain away? By the way, anyone who is out in the Palm Springs area this weekend there is a big art fair going on at the polo grounds. I remember we had some very talented artists at HHS.
Thanks Sharon, Hope to see you and the girls there in April. I will try to keep the rain away
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 25, 2013, 9:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance Ca

Message: So JB, if you will tell me now much money it will take to move that donation needle up to $5,000, I'll shoot off a little ol' check. Thanks to all the alumni that make it to the VFW breakfast. I loved sitting and talking finally and catching up. I've learned that 3 prunes can make a huge difference in your life thanks to Annie Rout. I have to admit that my Janny doesn't spare the horses on the food and the portions. Best $8.00 you'll ever spend. OK... now for that amount and don't be so stingy with the donations to the next generation of Cougars. You've all dropped more than that leaving the Block and Tackle. JW
Hi Til, We are $180 short of $5000. If you could pass the Bingo hat, that would be great and thanks very much.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 23, 2013, 3:16 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester

Message: So here we are, walking through an an antique store in Paso Roble and what do we see.....
That circa 50s plaque is a long way from home. The price on the white sticker says $89 if anyone is interested. Thanks Noreen.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 23, 2013, 1:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: New neighbor building huge new home up here in the mountains, Gale Banks. Does that count as car news??
Yes, the leading guy in diesel performance. Wonder how all that diesel smoke will go over in the Yosemite area?
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 23, 2013, 9:27 am - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach, CA

Message: John did you notice what is in the picture between Mr. Kyllonen and me?
Yes I did Sharon
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 22, 2013, 6:09 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach, CA

Message: John, thank you for Cougartown. I just spent the most wonderful day at the Living Desert with Mr. Robert Kyllonen. He showed me all the exhibits and we were very fortunate that all of the big cats and the wolves decided to show themselves today. I got to feed a giraffe, which was a first for me. Did you know their tongues are purple to protect them from the sun when they are feeding? Mr. Kyllonen is the most gracious person. His company is so enjoyable and he has a great sense of humor. We shared memories, laughed, and had wonderful conversations regarding animals and the environment, and many other things too numerous to mention. Thank you Mr. Kyllonen. Wish I had had you for biology. I think we should have a mini reunion at the Living Desert. They have facilities for small gatherings. All of the docents are wonderful, but I still think Mr. K is the best of them all. Thank you again Mr. K, and thank you, John, for this site. As soon as I transfer my pics to the computer, I'll send pics of me & Mr. K.
Hi Sharon, glad you had a fun day with Mr. K. and thanks for the picture. The reason my tongue is purple is because I like grape popsicles.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 22, 2013, 9:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: We have some El Molinos for sale. These are the last of the yearbooks HHS had as they are renovating the high school and need the space. If you or someone you know needs a yearbook, please take a look.
Thanks Cougars.
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 22, 2013, 8:29 am - HHS Time
Maiden: peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: marietta ohio

Name: Ken Mercurio ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 21, 2013, 6:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Monroe, OH

Message: Happy Birthday to Jon Sloey. I am fortunate to hear wonderful stories about you whenever I visit the Amuchasteguis in Clarkston, WA. Keep running!
Happy Birthday Jon!!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 21, 2013, 3:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Another fun morning yesterday at the VFW breakfast! It is always so good to be able to visit with old friends. It seems that every time I attend, I see another friend whom I haven't seen in years. We had the pleasure of visiting with Ron Arias, whom I haven't seen in, maybe, 40 years. And as always, the b'fast was great...really restaurant quality! Thanks Jan and crew.
Yes it was a fun and delicious time at the old VFW. Thanks Tom for coming out, along with Ron Arias, and many more. Jan, I have to say my Denver Omelet was over the top. Thanks for all you do to keep the VFW breakfasts alive and well. Best 8 buck breakfast in town.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 21, 2013, 11:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: A very Happy Birthday and many more to come to HHS class of '68 Sharon (Friddle) Stein.
Happy Birthday Sharon.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 20, 2013, 5:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
No E-mail
Message: Happy birthday to my buddy from Bellingham to Fenway park and back Danny Litton class of 1968, best always Danny!
Hey Danny, Happy Birthday!!
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 19, 2013, 6:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: To all those Cougars out there...just a friendly reminder that the Hawthorne VFW is having our monthly breakfast tomorrow starting at 9am. Lots of food for a modest donation of $8.00. Hope to see some new faces along with those who have been supporting us for many years. Having to be in the back of the kitchen most of the morning I really don't see the new faces let alone some of the regulars...but your friends from HHS are there to welcome you to this event. There's football playoffs happening in the canteen so you might even want to consider joining us for an afternoon of football. And for those who enjoy a few days away from the grindstone, we're having a three day bus trip to Laughlin on March 10-12. Leaving Sunday morning and staying at the Riverside Hotel for two nights and returning on Tuesday. Call Judy if you're interested - 310-793-5910 and she will sign you up. Hope some of you can join us tomorrow and in a few months, too. Jan
Thanks Jan, The Hawthorne VFW is always a fun place to hang out, great breakfast at a decent price and it's all for a very worthy cause. No better way to thank a Vet, so come on down and eat with all our Cougartown pals.