Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 19, 2013, 6:33 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964

Message: The Hawthorne VFW is throwing an 'End of the Summer Party' on Sept 29th. JB has posted a banner off to the right of the feedback page. It's a BBQ with live music and line dancing and all for a good cause, to help Veterans. If you need more info, feel free to call me at (310) 891-2375. Also, Happy Birthday to my long time friend and high school bud, Don Scheliga. 52 years later and we're still upright. Oh how I remember you boys with your heads under the hood of your car. We gals wouldn't have recognized you unless you were in a bend over position. Back then there were 2 things boys did well, fix cars up and drive them down the blvd on the weekends. It was fun and still is Cuz. Happy bd. See you at the BBQ.
Hey Don, Happy Birthday dude!!!
Name: Thomas Leeman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 18, 2013, 5:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: San Diego, CA

Message: Sexism, Elitism, Racism? That's comical. Can't anyone take a joke anymore? (Yes that's rhetorical for those who are challenged in that way) Seems to me this message board has a habit of taking things about HHS waaaaayyy too seriously. Seriously! ;<} So it was in bad taste. My bet is there is probably some element of truth to it. Why else would folks become so defensive. By the way I hear they are working on a new movie up there entitled, "They Shoot Dogs, Don't They" And please, don't share this with CM, we may have to bust out the defibrillator.
Name: Debbie Beachler ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 18, 2013, 2:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kilroy
Class: 1971
City & State: The OC

Message: I have to agree with Dan on that shocking assessment of HHS from the Da Vinci teacher. To publicly state something like that tells me he is not afraid of any repercussions and has probably spouted this garbage before. I hope he is fired, no matter how much they praised him, he is a BAD teacher. He is teaching sexism, elitism and quite possibly racism! Worst of all, the school is publicly funded, as such, they will be hearing from me. He should apologize in person to all the students, staff and alumni. A lot of the alumni here still support HHS with donations and good works. Thanks John, had to get that off my chest...
Well said Debbie, I totally agree.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 18, 2013, 10:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena, California

Message: Yes, I believe Terry did live on 135th Street. He was a great baseball player. I discovered I was incorrect in regard to Laura living on 135th Street. The family lived on the hill on 132nd street near the Skaff's.
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 17, 2013, 8:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Concord, Ca

Message: Speaking of the 135th St hill, didn't Terry Jamison live there? What became of him?
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 16, 2013, 8:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena, California

Message: Very sorry to hear about the passing of Laura Odatey; I believe she lived on West 135th Street in Hawthorne. Just up the hill from Bud's Drugs. I remember playing with her as a kid, I lived on 134th Street. I also re-connected with her at our 25th reunion.
Name: Shulstad Dan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 16, 2013, 7:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: beyond da orange curtain, CA

Message: this is just pathetic and sad. how much common sense does this charter school teacher have?
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 16, 2013, 1:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: I'm guessing that the Food Giant, which burned down in 1960, sold the meat and bakery products of Brookdale and Van de Kamp. Maybe the Safeway up Hawthorne Blvd. Coast Federal Savings, which had the longest-running tv commercial, featuring a rabbit, was at Ninth and Hill, L.A., later moving next to the 110 freeway. Those of us here in the middle of Contra Costa County need to find new interests....
Hi John, Weren't they 1.5 billion dollars strong back in those days?
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 16, 2013, 12:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: I can answer some of those questions. Van De Kamp were bakery products and Brookdale was ice cream. They were both sold at the Food Giant at 423 South Hawthorne Boulevard among other places.
Good one Jerry.
Name: Pat Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 16, 2013, 8:40 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: What an interesting and different week for me. I saw a posting for extras for an indie film and decided to go for it. So last Thursday I was in an audience scene. Also in the audience were the stars (John Lithgow and Alfred Molina). We had to watch the concert over and over again while they filmed different shots. Then they called me back to do another scene. In this one I am in a housing office sitting next to John Lithgow. Got in a nice conversation with him. Very nice people all around. The film is called Love is Strange and will end filming this Wednesday. Post production should take forever, then at some point, I will get my 15 seconds of fame!
We'll be looking for you, Pat.
Name: Larry And Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 16, 2013, 5:58 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne

Message: Bob, so sorry to hear about Your Cousin Lauras Passing. Prayer's are with the Family.
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 15, 2013, 10:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Concord, Ca

Message: What Hawthorne store sold Brookdale and Van De Kamp products, and what were they? And what was at 9th and Hill, and also Panorama City?
Good question, anyone?
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 15, 2013, 6:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964

Message: Well, another thank you to all the alumni that showed up for the Hawthorne VFW breakfast to support the post. (the gest Cougar sightings at one time). This trip I brought the Quiji board hoping for a little "blast from the past" entertainment. How funny that not one person could get the marker to move. Funny that when we were teens we couldn't get it to stop moving. Could it be that at our age we have so little pulse left that we can't even get a Quiji board to pulsate??? It was fun, but the hoola hoops got more attention. Again, thank you all for supporting a good cause. Call me if you want a worn out/used Quiji board
Great breakfast Judy but that Quiji board thing sucked. I think it must have to be young girls (13-17) to get that thing to move. Gordon said the battery must have been missing.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 13, 2013, 11:27 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne Ca.

Message: I was so sorry to hear of Laura's passing. A friend and fellow classmate.
Name: Lee Ann Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 13, 2013, 10:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nixon
Class: 1964
City & State: Rancho Santa Margarita CA

Message: I just learned that my very good friend, Laura (Odatey) Balian passed away on Weds September 11, 2013. HHS class of 1964. We were friends since 1957 and our families had so many good times together in their pool, at the parties the Odatey family had at their house, cruising, going to the beach. Just too many memories to list. She was kind to me and when I lived with them in Temecula during my divorce, Laura and I just had so much fun together and I will miss her so very much. Our lives were intertwined throughout our 50 years plus friendship. Of course, I knew the entire family-Tom (HHS 1963) and Lois (HHS 1967). Also, their cousin Bob Fraser, whom everyone knows from Cougartown. Lois did ask that if anyone wishes to get in touch with her, she can be reached at I don't yet know the details of any memorial service.
Very sorry for the loss of your close friend, Lee Ann.
Name: Lois Odatey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 13, 2013, 9:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Victoria, BC Canada

Message: Hi John, I just got word that my sister, Laura Odatey Balian HHS '64, died Wednesday morning, the 11th, in Hemet, California.
Aww Lois, sad news indeed. So sorry to hear your news. Our sincerest condolences to you, Bob Fraser and the rest of the family.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 13, 2013, 3:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia, Ca

Happy Birthday RICKI ! ! ! !
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 13, 2013, 1:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne
No E-mail
Message: A big happy birthday to good friend , Bill Shultz. Have a great day, Bill.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 13, 2013, 11:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene
No E-mail
Message: A big Happy Birthday to V1!!! Ricki those days at El Camino with v5 (or was it it v4) standing on the seat of your car while you drove to school, seem forever ago. Who needed texting to distract you? Have a great day girl.
Happy Birthday Ricki ! !
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 13, 2013, 11:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Happy birthday to fellow classmate, Jeannette McClain. Hope you have a very happy day.
Happy Birthday Jeanette!! Sorry folks for being lateon these feedbacks, I have company today.
Name: Barney McArdle ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 13, 2013, 9:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: San Antonio, Texas

Message: Happy Birthday Jim Green, an old friend from 1958.
Happy Birthday Jim!!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 12, 2013, 8:58 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday Carol Wickwire! What a very special lady who was an absolute dynamo at HHS.....and beyond! Have a great day Carol.
Hi Carol, Happy Birthday!!
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 11, 2013, 11:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
No E-mail
Message: My mom told me about saluting the flag this way. It was called the Bellamy salute. I must assume that we all stopped after seeing the news reels during WW2. I have my grandmothers Swastika Broach which she stopped wearing in the 1920's. I have stopped wearing my black hoody!
Thanks Bob for the info.
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 11, 2013, 11:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday Pam Fees. Hope you have a great day and that we will see you soon!
Happy Birthday Pam!!
Name: Danny Litton ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 11, 2013, 8:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Marietta GA

Message: I called my 89-year old aunt this morning regarding the photo in question. She was class of '41 Inglewood High School and she was also on the yearbook staff. That photo was taken of the entire Inglewood High School student body specifically for the yearbook - called the Green and White. She explained to me that back when she attended school, students would first cross their heart then extend their hand toward the flag, unlike most of us who simply kept our hands over our hearts during the entire recitation of our Pledge of Allegiance. In fact, she clearly remembers the day that picture was taken. I hope this clears up any questions.
MAN!! Now there's an answer from the source. Thanks Danny, and your Aunt, for the help.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 11, 2013, 7:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: So I listened to the words of the stalker decided anyone can do this, if he wants a contest he has one. My wife and I went to dinner last night saw a mature lady in very good shape, athletic waiting tables. When she came to take our order I remembered what the stalker said, "Excuse me ma'am are you a pole dancer?" The bridge will be delivered sometime next week. I guess there is only one stalker.
Yes there is.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 10, 2013, 10:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Taylorsville

Message: "Look! Up in the Sky! It's a Bird...It's a Plane... It's Superman!"
No that's probably not it.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 10, 2013, 9:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Harsh John, Harsh! Yes Robin, Cal did pass away and, hopefully, he IS selling cars at that big lot in the sky....and NOT smoking!
He's selling wings now.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 10, 2013, 7:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Randolph Iowa

Message: Clark are you eating your vegetables?
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 10, 2013, 1:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene ,OR
No E-mail
Message: Did Cal really pass away Janet? I'll bet it was all the bugs he ate when he couldn't make a deal. What a shame as he just stopped smoking ya know?
He's now selling cars with Ralph Williams and Chick Lambert.
Name: Karen Sullivan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 9, 2013, 7:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harrison
Class: 1971
City & State: Manhattan Beach

Message: If anyone has any contact with Michelle Leonard, please wish her a happy birthday for me. Thanks!!
Happy Birthday Michelle.