Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 23, 2013, 4:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: For Dennis Carden -- I'm so sorry to hear of your brother Pat's passing, my warmest condolences to you and your family. For Jim Sloey -- I loved your 'dinner out' story...funny! For Gary Bickers -- I remember the parking director at the Inglewood Sears too. What amazed me about him was his ability to recognize the year and make of every car that pulled in; i.e. on a trip there with my Mom, he said "The gray '46 Dodge, go right two aisles, turn left to the parking spot on the left." He was 'spot' on. For Doris Donaldson -- I don't really know you but, I see you as a lady with class. Do you happen to know the Forrest Summers family up there? For Carl Johnson -- I agree with Vic Edelbrock and his description of the oil companies...(they're way ahead of the curve on losing paying customers because of so many electric cars being bought. It is happening but, much slower than the price at the pump nowadays justifies).
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 23, 2013, 4:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: After my last H2O polo game in '66, I retired my Speedos...Does that count?
Name: Karen Kuehl ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 23, 2013, 1:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oxnard, CA
Message: Thank you, Doris. I did have a great B-Day w/family & friends. I wish all the Cougar Feb birthdays were/are as good as mine this year. And, John, thanks for the good wishes too. I guess since I moved to Oxnard I've become a C-Town lurker. LOL I've been keeping an eye on all of you!!
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 23, 2013, 1:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena, Calif
Message: Happy Birthday to Mike Flatten Class of 1964!
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 22, 2013, 5:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our own KAREN KUEHL, a sweet "GIRL" and a GREAT friend!! Although I'm a little late, I sure didn't forget your birthday; have just been running all day. Sure hope it was a great day and that tomorrow will also be fun and full of smiles! And furthermore, that ALL of your tomorrows will be fun and full of smiles!
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 22, 2013, 2:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: I attend a lot of UCLA Basketball games (with my Uncle Gene Gutierrez HHS) and they've had several former Bruins players' jerseys retired and hung from the top of Pauley Pavillion during half time ceremonies this season. Just wondering if HHS has any retired Cougar basketball jerseys and if so, who they are. Anyone know how the basketball coaches are from the mid 70s (Smith, Coach T, Stucker, Scott, etc.)?
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 22, 2013, 1:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: JB, Thanks for the Feedback Birthday List!
Name: Gloria Valencia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 21, 2013, 9:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: La vegas
Message: Carl...great sighting! I was in fencing with Mark E, who was a great young man and that sounds like a good place for him to be working; he was a talented artist. Haven't seen him in years and years.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 21, 2013, 7:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Taylorsville
Message: Sharon, this was my 10th grade class photo 1960. Like all the other guys I tried to look cool as possible. Unfortunately for me, Mr. Wetzler didn't think so. Anyway, you look exactly like one of the two girls I used to see driving around the Blvd. in a pearl white '61 Pontiac. Actually, Dick Doughty painted it in Alan Hauge's shop on Imperial just west of Isis. The other girl was a blonde and these two gave me reason enough to cruise the Blvd. I'm sure Murph will remember that Pontiac. Sometimes I still think I'm that cool(thug)sixteen year old.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 21, 2013, 4:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Jim Raines, I love your pictures. In the original one you look like a late fifties thug, albeit a good looking thug. The second picture you look like a good looking well respected business man. John, I really like the new birthday list. It doesn't bother my eyes and vertigo problem. Thank you.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 21, 2013, 2:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Taylorsville
Message: Hey John, I bet my '40 Ford would beat your "58 Chevy. Just kidding. Where are all the Cougars?
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 19, 2013, 9:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Thanks to Ken Mercurio, HHS is once again in possession of a list of the best HHS track and field performances (performers) from 1954 through 1964. Ken, and Coach Alex Bravo, kept this list updated through the 1970 track and field season. Cheryl, Kye Courtney's widow, added the incredible 80's "boys and girls" T & F records. The biggest "missing piece" in the HHS track history seems to be the records from the 70's through the 80's. Anyone in the Cougartown family, in posession of, and willing to share, especially those 70- 80's records, or for that matter, any other track or field record, related information, remembrances, newspaper articles, etc., those cotributions are welcome and important. Thank you, in advance for your contribution.
Name: Michael Flatten ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 19, 2013, 4:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: garden grove, ca.
Message: happy birthday to my old friend, wayne bryan.
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 19, 2013, 4:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Kathy Downer, have been trying to contact you through email. If you see this, could you please contact me? Thanks, Enza
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 19, 2013, 11:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Long beach ca
Message: Happy birthday to Elizabeth Estrada. Have a wonderful day.
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 19, 2013, 10:12 am - HHS Time
City & State: Oregon City, Oregon
Message: Today is Russ Jacobsens birthday. Long time reporter here on Ctown. I hope he hasn't forgot what day this is. He is at jakejudejacobsen.gmail.com should anyone like to remind him. Happy Birthday Russ. I pray all is well with you and Jude.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 17, 2013, 9:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Three Sightings We discovered Studio Antiques in El Segundo today. What an amazing store! The guy running the place eventually asked us where we went to high school and soon we were swapping stories with Mark Escovedo (HHS class of 76). Mark is a nice guy and I highly recommend a trip to this fun, eclectic museum. Mark told us of his own recent sighting of Hap Jacobs during a recent trip to Hermosa. And to all those motor-head snobs who have chastised me for burning cheap gas in my cars...While filling up at the ARCO at 235th and Crenshaw the other day, we realized the guy next to us, gassing up the hot new red Corvette, was none other than Vic Edelbrock himself. We laughed as he used the word bastards to describe the oil companies, and I told him I felt vindicated seeing him use the low- price ARCO fuel. So if Vic doesn't need Techron, neither do I, and neither do you!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 16, 2013, 10:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: CA
Message: Wanted to wish Paul Penn a wonderful birthday. So nice to see you and your wife at our reunion. Hope you had a beautiful day Paul. And....if those little boys in the picture above only knew who they were playing with, they wouldn't have been looking so somber! Although the one pretty close to Marilyn does has a grin on his face....hmmmmm!
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 15, 2013, 6:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: Torr CA
Message: Once again, this Sunday is the Hawthorne VFW Breakfast. Starts at 9 - last order in at 11:30. I promise you that you will not be able to eat everything we offer--and no JB, it's not because the food isn't delicious, it's because we're so generous with our portions. If you'll post the banner, all can see the variety. Last note to all that want to save money next Valentine's day, here's a little trick: While in Ralph's market I read a gorgeous Valentine's card aloud to Howie Noodleman(Janny) that was priced at $9.99. I cried while I read it to him.. then he cried and said "ditto" and we took the 20 bucks we saved on the card and went to Coco's with a Senior coupon and had a great dinner. We learn as we go.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 14, 2013, 7:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Valentine's day all you handsome and beautiful Cougars! And I saw that grammy award for Brian too Leo! How great was that....although I hate to think anything I am associated with now falls into the "historical" category!
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 14, 2013, 4:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Hello all have a great big Happy Valentines Day don't eat to much candy hehe and for the month Feb. A great big Happy Birthday as well enjoy your day
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 14, 2013, 10:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena, California
Message: Nice to see that Brian Wilson won the Grammy for Best Historical Album for the deluxe box set "The Smile Sessions." And not the Mike Love contingent.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 14, 2013, 8:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia, Ca
Message: Happy Happy Birthday Miss Doris. Hope you have a wonderful day. Love u bunches
Name: Al Murphy ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 14, 2013, 7:07 am - HHS Time
City & State: HELENA MONTANA
Message: John, B.B.Q. Petes had great chicken & ribs!! In 1955 lived across the st. from them. Petes was located on west-side of Inglewood ave,just South of Lennox Blvd. MURPH
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 13, 2013, 8:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: John, the BBQ Pete's in the picture was the one on Inglewood ave before he moved to Hawthorne blvd? I just remember he had the best cole slaw I ever ate. My great Grandfather came out from Webster City Iowa and gave Pete a two party check drawn on a Iowa bank and Pete took it for our dinner check.
Name: Jim Cherry ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 12, 2013, 5:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: san juan capistrano, ca
Message: The Crenshaw picture brought back some memories for me. I lived within a short bike ride of there, 5th ave and 52nd st to be exact. We moved out of there in the late fifties. By then the neighborhood was going down hill. My brother was headed to Manual Arts High School (which my Dad had attended in the 1930's). Looking back being able to finish my schooling in Hawthorne was one of the best things that ever happened to me. One more thing, Crenshaw High was built two blocks from where we lived.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 12, 2013, 2:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Sloey..Sloey..Sloey! What am I going to do with you? You're going to get punched or at the very least slapped with your approach! You must have been frightening to HHS girls in the 60s. You probably walked into a party and spotted a nice looking gal and instead of being smooth and starting a conversation, you probably walked up to her and said "Hey babe, want to go to the submarine races?" The approach must be subtle Jim! I'm sure you have seen the Wizard of Oz..At the end the wizard tells Dorothy, "You force me to drastic measures. The only way to get you back to Kansas is for me to take you there myself!" Looks like I'm forced to drastic measures too. The only way to keep you away from the pepper spray or the inevitable slap I'm going to venture up to Solvang in a few months so you and I can go to lunch and I'll demonstrate subtle stalking. Your brother Bill was one of my football coaches in the mid seventies at HHS but I don't think you and I have crossed paths yet. Let me know what month would be good for you! Take care...The Stalker
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 12, 2013, 9:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: I remember going to the Crenshaw Shopping Center once because two Mouseketeers, Roy and Annette were making personal appearances one day. I stood in line to meet them and shook both their hands. From then on that would be remembered by me as the day I held hands with Annette...haha.