Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 10, 2013, 11:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, CA

Message: I was just reading Clark's email and mention of Big5 and it made me nostalgic for some of the jobs we all had when we were in high school and just beyond. One of my best jobs was working in sales at the Torrance Big 5 on Hawthorne Bl. We had a great bunch of guys who went to various South Bay high schools. I remember we had a great manager who motivated his young staff by creating competition between our Torrance store and Santa Monica who were number 1 and 2 in terms of total sales revenues back in the 1970s. Today, one gos in anystore and the sales staff run away from you. Our manager was smart and made work into a game which young staff responded to. We learned how to sell and deliver top notch customer service. Our boss provided a party for us at the end of every summer regardless, but if we topped Santa Monica's Big 5 we had a first rate, fully paid party on a Saturday afternoon or evening. Yes, young staff and managers from the old days knew how to train and motivate staff, something we miss today in just about every store. When I go to the Vallejo store, I have to teach these guys how to go get several shoes and not give up until you make a sale. Clearly, like our overall school system, work education just isn't done very well in most places unless you are lucky enough to intern like Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson at Google:-)!
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 9, 2013, 11:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Denver, CO

Happy Birthday Marla!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 9, 2013, 8:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Not a Cougar sighting but feedback is slow. I just came from the Big 5 on El Segundo. As I was walking out the assistant manager asked if I had found everything. I asked if he was a local guy. He said he went to El Segundo but his dad was a Cougar in the 70s...Tony Affinito. It seems there are Cougar prodigy everywhere, Big 5, Wimbledon..etc....etc.
Yep, Tony was class of 71. Nice try Clark, keep after it.
Name: Nancy McConnell ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 8, 2013, 8:22 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moffett
Class: 1962
City & State: Simi Valley, CA

Message: Thanks Tom!! I realized it was for Father's after I added my info. LOL. I've been mom/dad for the majority of the last 30+ yrs, just as I am sure many dads have been both. So here is thanks to all dads who take that calling to heart!!
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 7, 2013, 10:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Hello Cougars: I want to say thanks for the all "happy birthday" wishes from my friends and family. I've had the pleasure of knowing most of you for more than a half century and I love and appreciate you all. As far as the 70 thing goes, just remember,70 is the new ah... the new crap, I forgot. Hope to see all on cruise night. Mike
We'll be there Mike. It's looking like Cruise Night will be August 24th.
Name: Norberto Fernandez ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 7, 2013, 4:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: iNGLEWOOD

Hello Norberto, thanks for checking in
Name: Terri Studer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 7, 2013, 12:27 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kluxdal
Class: 1966
City & State: Hesperia, CA

Message: I am proud to announce the birth of my first grandchild, Colt Young, born 7/2/13, 6 lbs. 7 ozs. After 37 hours of hard labor, my daughter Samantha and the baby are doing wonderful and are now home. We couldn't be more thrilled.
Hi Terri and congrats on your new gbaby. The fun starts now.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 7, 2013, 12:02 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey, Mikey. Now I can say happy birthday to one of my "oldest" friends! And that's true in both aspects. HA! It's gotta be close to 60 years now. Well, I hope you had a great b'day pal. You've been a good friend through the years. Thanks! Tom
Happy Birthday Mike
Name: Ray Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 6, 2013, 9:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Mena, AR

Message: Happy Birthday to two old friends, Mike Foreman, and Mike Shay. Hope you both have a wonderful day.. Ray
Happy Birthday Mike and Mike!!
Name: Richard Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 6, 2013, 9:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1956
City & State: Simi Valley, Ca

Message: Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law and best friend of 53 years. We love ya Michael
Name: Hal Chauncey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 6, 2013, 11:12 am - HHS Time
City & State: Seal Beach CA
No E-mail
Message: Congratulations to Hawthorne's Wayne Bryan and family--their twin boys just won the mens doubles championship in Wimbledon! They now have all four men's doubles championships in this years competition -- another worlds record! Ol Coach Hal Chauncey
Congrats to the Bryan family on yet another victory, thanks Coach
Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 6, 2013, 9:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Palmdale, Ca

Message: Happy Birthday to another "Septuagenarian" and the best neighbor I ever had, anywhere (well except maybe for a couple of girls). Wishing you a great day my friend. Yellow coupes and louvers forever.
Happy Birthday Mike!
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 6, 2013, 8:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne
No E-mail
Message: This must be the week for good guy birthdays as we see today is Mike Shay's special day. Happy birthday good buddy! Let's get together soon.
Happy Birthday Mikey Dude!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 6, 2013, 8:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: To my "joined at the hip since 8th grade friend", Michael Lory Shay, A GREAT BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAAAANN!! Have a great day.
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 6, 2013, 8:09 am - HHS Time
Maiden: peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: marietta, ohio

Message: John the website says HHS got rid of their yearbooks. Didn't they keep one from year? Keep up the good job
I think they did, Kathy.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 5, 2013, 7:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne
No E-mail
Message: A big happy birthday to one of the kindest, generous guys we are so lucky to know---Rich Sloan. Hope you had a day as special as you are.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 4, 2013, 9:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: A BIG Happy 4th of July Birthday to good buddy, Rich Sloan. Hope you have a great day Richard.
Name: Sharron Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 3, 2013, 3:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kendall
Class: 1964
City & State: Corrales, New Mexico

Message: I received your email Mo, but I have to take my computer in. I cannot return emails at this time. I remember the last time I saw you and your sister was at the memorial center, you were with Judy D. That was years ago. I'll email to your personal email as soon as I take my Apple in.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 3, 2013, 3:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Another Cougar Sighting!! I'm on a roll! After running errands getting ready for the holiday I stopped at Marie Callenders in Torrance for a piece of fresh peach pie. The hostess was Juliana Tercero('03). Had a nice chat and she lives close to where I grew up a little East of the Cockatoo. I was at USC this morning buying a birthday gift for my HHS pole vault coach Bill Blewett who turns 82 on Monday. Most of my coaches are gone now with the passing of Bill Gill & Kye Courtney. Anyone from the 76 track team who knew coach Blewett is welcome to join me at a birthday luncheon for him this Sunday. E-mail me and I'll give you the info.
You're rolloin' now Clark, thanks.
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 3, 2013, 2:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
No E-mail
Message: Hey to Patrick Trullinger, I am 13 miles from you, I will send you a private e-mail so that you will have my e-mail also. Thanks for the message.
Name: Pat Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 3, 2013, 9:27 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: Hey Sharon K., Hi from Patty K. and thanks for the lovely compliment. Living in NY now, but hope to get to visit LA soon and also would like to come for the 50th if we can all manage to get one together.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 3, 2013, 9:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Cougar sighting! Had to squeeze in one more before the holiday! I was picking up my dry cleaning this morning in South Torrance and I met Stephanie Paredes(HHS'02) I did no cheers or anything strange like Sloey suggests, I just asked her politely if she grew up in the South Bay and she said "Yes! In Hawthorne!" Hey Jim, that's 1+0=1 for me today. I forget that you were in dumbbell math and learned some strange equations at HHS, but don't worry, I'm coming up to see you in September for Danish days in Solvang and I'll give you some lessons. I better hustle over to the VFW fireworks stand and add to my hoard in case I need to burn down Jims house in Solvang. Everybody have a great 4th!!
Thanks Clark for the sighting, man.
Name: Marsha Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 3, 2013, 6:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Redondo Beach

Message: OH MY GOSH, Sharon Kendall!!!!! I am so happy to see you on feedback, I have wondered for years how I could get in touch with you. Sharon was my BEST friend during 6th, 7th and 8th grade, oh what great memories. I will send you a private email, you made my day.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 2, 2013, 10:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: Hello all Cougs just to say Happy Birthday for those whose B-days for this month hack a fantastic day and to wish all a Happy fourth have a safe and fun day
Thanks Cindy
Name: Sharron Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 2, 2013, 1:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kendall
Class: 1964
City & State: Corrales, New Mexico

Message: This is the first time I have sent a message on this site. I just had to say "Patty K." you look beautiful. I don't even know if you will remember who I am, but we have been through many years of school together. Also, a big hello to Sharon and Howard, Marsha Russell and all the other fellow Cougars.
Hi Sharron, thanks for the post.
Name: Patrick Trullinger ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 2, 2013, 12:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Dayton, NV

Message: Hi John and Hey Cindy Wernicke we are Cougar neighbors. Maybe sometime we can have a intentional Cougar sighting. Are you related to Gary?
Hi Patrick, thanks for the shout.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 1, 2013, 7:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City, Ut

Message: Tom Nadal, thanks very much for your generosity. I was surprised that more Cougars didn't participate in your Father's Day challenge. Tell your Mom and your uncle Gene(Gutierrez) hello for me.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 1, 2013, 6:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach, Ca.

Message: Congratulations to Jim and Nancy. Gotta say, I'm impressed. Special thanks too Tom. That was fun and pretty cool.
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 1, 2013, 4:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Roseville, CA

Message: For all NoCal Cougars... the Beach Boys will be at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort Friday, Sept 6...8PM... If you go, do NOT get bleacher seats... Hard on the tousch & no backs... Hope to see a bunch of the NoCal Cougars there...
Thanks Mike
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 1, 2013, 9:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santa Susanna Ca.

Message: No grandkids yet .... Waiting, Waiting, but we have two grand cats and one grand dog ... I know I know ... LOL!