Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 19, 2013, 6:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to our sweet friend Mo Trott. We love you bunches!
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 19, 2013, 1:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: Noreen, I cant tell you the exact last day that Wiseburn branch closed but the one that replaced it on 135th Street was dedicated February 12, 1966. I hope that will help you.
Thanks buddy, for the info.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 19, 2013, 1:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA

Message: Noreen, I don't know when it closed but it is where I got my first Library card. I remember the librarian was Mrs. Eakin, mother to Jim,'66 and Nancy,'68. We were allowed to walk there to Wrigley's, the library and a small five and dime (no cent sign on my keyboard).
¢¢¢¢ You can borrow one from me
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 19, 2013, 11:10 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester

Message: Does anyone know what year they closed the little library on Aviation (near Wrigley's market)?
I'll bet someone knows, Noreen.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 19, 2013, 9:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Just when you might think these Cougar sightings might be set ups, it happens to you. Waiting at AAA to get tags. Start talking to a guy with surf stickers on his truck. Turns out it is Tony Alfonso, '89 at HHS. The guy is retired out of the Marines after 21 years. His son is in Afghanistan for the next 10 months. I thanked him for his service, wished his son well and told him to look for this post. Tony had never accessed this website but promised he would.
Good sighting Gary, thanks man. Nice to get the word out to our younger Cougars.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 19, 2013, 7:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Happy birthday, Maureen. Hope you have a very enjoyable day. See you soon.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 18, 2013, 8:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: Happy Birthday, Linda. You're another year old today, which means now you look 30. Love, Sherry
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 18, 2013, 4:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: A very Happy Birthday to you Linda!
Happy Birthday Linda.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 18, 2013, 1:21 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long Beach, CA

Message: Happy birthday to Linda Huthmaker. Have a fun day, Linda.
Happy Birthday Linda!!
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 18, 2013, 12:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA

Message: John, This all took place about 25 years ago. My mother was already retired from Continental Airlines but she was contacted by a coworker who was retiring and moving from her long-time Hawthorne home to be nearer her daughter. As I previously mentioned, she was not able to move her son's piano with her so she wanted it to go to a family with children so they could learn piano. I went with my parents in a rented Uhaul to pick up the piano. It was behind the Hawthorne mall and on a corner lot. She told me the story of her son being killed in Vietnam and how much he had loved music. She was a tiny (short and thin) lady with light hair and had been a single mother of her son and daughter. I am so annoyed with myself that I cannot remember her name, but ever since your Vietnam Wall page I have wondered if one of those young men could have been the original owner of our piano. I looked at the "Where we Lived" page but was unable to find any names in the area I think her home was located that matched any names on Vietnam Page. Again, I want to thank all the people on CT who have tried to help me solve this puzzle.
We'll keep trying to solve the mystery Linda. Thanks for the update.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 17, 2013, 1:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene Oregon
No E-mail
Message: What a game! A ton of Trojan fans here in Maui, and I was one of them for obvious reasons. And a Duck/USC final for the Pac 12 championship would be great. Just the signs on "Game Day" would be epic, should they choose to be there. Sorry Dean, but Christmas trees are destined to be cut down. Good to see Pacos name pop up. I was beginning to wonder if Temecula had an internet connection...Aloha Trojans!
Lots of things have to occur for that to happen but would welcome the quackers for the big game. We'll see.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 17, 2013, 11:29 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA

Message: Thanks for all the feedback concerning my question on our HHS Vietnam casualties. I had already checked the Vietnam Wall page on CT to see if any of those names could be the one I am seeking, but unfortunately, I cannot remember the last name of the woman my mother worked with so I was hoping someone out there in CT would be able to help based on the location of his home - just east of the Hawthorne Mall. Thanks again for the responses.
Hi Linda, Must have been on Acacia St between 120th and El Segundo?
Name: Barney McArdle ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 17, 2013, 7:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: San Antonio, Texas

Message: I watched the Trojans last night from San Antonio, TX take it to Stanford and couldn't be more proud. I wear my SC hat to Costco and it's surprising how many SC fans there are down here. Fight On and beat UCLA.
Hi Barney, Feels good to win a big one once in a while, huh. Great Birthday present too, man, Happy Birthday!!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 16, 2013, 11:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Dean: You proved yourself to be a class act with your kind words. I just got home from the L.A. coliseum and it was pandemonium after the Trojans beat a very good (previously #4 ranked) Stanford team. It was homecoming too which was great. Both homecoming games I attended this year(HHS & USC) proved to be exciting games. The pressure on the kicker was horrendous. Had he missed the kick he would have had to transfer to UCLA on Monday if he got out of the coliseum alive!
USC hasn't had much to cheer about since the OU win last year. This one feels pretty good
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 16, 2013, 8:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Temecula

Message: Hey Dean, wasn't as exciting as 1969, but it'll do!! Fight On!!!
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 16, 2013, 8:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vallejo, CA

Message: Congratulations to all the SC Trojans. You have a coach, a good QB, a passing attack and a solid defense. In short, you have all the makings to make a run for the Pac 12 title. Its been a long journey, but you're back now that Pat Haden and Coach ? (Orgeron) are directing Trojan football Oh yes, it also helps that Lane Kiffen is long gone! Now go run the table and take it to the Ducks.
Thanks Dean, a great victory over a great team.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 16, 2013, 4:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods

Message: Belated birthday wishes to my cousin "The Duke of Cool", also known as "The Chief" to his grandkids, and lately, "Charlie". I just call him Chuck....
Happy Birthday Chucko!!
Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 15, 2013, 12:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Claremont, CA

Message: Richard Whitmore was also class of '65.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 15, 2013, 10:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: Hawthorne High School class of 1964 reunion news. I just booked the Ayres Hotel, Hawthorne/Manhattan Beach/LAX for our 50th reunion on Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27, 2014. I received 46 bounced e-mails of the 264 valid e-mail addresses for the "Class of '64 Turns '64 reunion" in Palm Desert. If you are in contact with classmates you think might want to attend, please ask if they are interested in attending and ask them to e-mail me and I will be sure to keep them informed of plans as they progress.
Thanks Glenn and as plans progress please let me know and I will update the Reunions page.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 15, 2013, 7:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: A Hawthorne Vietnam Wall is an outstanding idea. Along with that, can we also put a list of all who served our country in Vietnam, the Middle East and any other recent (since 1952) conflicts. Although they didn't pay the ultimate sacrifice, they deserve our recognition as well.
The Vietnam wall on Cougartown was put there when the site was called "The Early 60s Hawthorne Homepage". Things that related to growing up in the 60s in Hawthorne. Then Cougartown came along and was expanded to present day Cougars so maybe we should expand it to the Middle East wars.
OK Glenn, when you're not busy, make the list
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 15, 2013, 6:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Randolph Iowa

Message: Well if you split my year Tim graduated and Bob's you would have it, '65. Gregg was on your wall
Gregg is on our wall, probably because you or someone else told me he went to Leuzinger.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 14, 2013, 8:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: randolph Ia

Message: Tim Thomas is a member of the class of '66. You also missed the first friend I had when we moved to California, Gregg Pritchett Leuzinger class of '66. The LA Times had a section on page 3 of the Section 1, called Southland men killed in Vietnam. I read this every morning first thing with my stomach in my throat hoping not to see a familiar name or worse a friend.
Jim, To be fair Gregg's hometown is listed as Walnut CA and Bob Jensen probably did what I did and searched Hawthorne. There were lots more Hawthorne people who should be listed on our Vietnam page, who aren't for the same reason. I will add Gregg to our wall and if you know anyone else who should be listed, please let me know.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 14, 2013, 2:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long Beach, CA

Message: Happy birthday to fellow class of 1966'ers Myra Cohen Ross, Bruce Henry, and Darrel Jones. May you all have a great day.
Happy Birthday 66ers.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 14, 2013, 10:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Greater L.A. 64
No E-mail
Message: For what it is worth, here is a list of Vietnam War Casualties from Hawthorne Ca. Lynn Michael Matteson, born 1949, Richard Allen Whitmore, born 1947 graduated HHS 1965, Robert Craig Boelzner born 1946, Daniel Edward Faran born 1950, James Charles Holt born 1946, Tim Thomas Born 1947 graduated HHS 1966, Edward Jerome Shaughnessy born 1944, Richard Dale Hertzler born 1948, Galon Gene Spafford born 1944, Donald Leroy Anderson Jr. born 1947, James Alex Gazdagh born 1947, Paul Edward Hahn born 1947, Thomas Michael Pinatelli born 1948 Arthur Coby Councill born 1949. Perhaps this will ring a bell with someone.
That's why I suggested the Vietnam page. Thanks Bob
Name: Dave Easter ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 14, 2013, 9:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Oceanside CA
No E-mail
Message: Happy B day John Achrem lets hit the surf... We can take your wagon and hang out...
Happy Birthday John.
Name: Rick Rael ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 14, 2013, 5:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Phoenix, AZ
No E-mail
Message: A happy birthday wish to John Achrem!
Hey John, Happy Birthday man.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 13, 2013, 10:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: An update on the status of a HHS Class of 1964 50th reunion. I have gotten so many positive responses from our classmates, I believe this will happen. The current choice, among those who have stated a preference, seems to be at the Ayres Hotel on September 26 and 27, 2014. I await further feedback. I will get back to all who have replied, once I get an idea of what your choices seems to be. I've been offered some surprises by classmates, and I think this will be a great time for all. Please let me know what you'd like. Thanks, Glenn
Sounds good Glenn, thanks man.
Name: Michael Flatten ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 13, 2013, 8:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: garden grove, ca.

Message: leo Valencia, I certainly do remember you. stay in touch. see you at the reunion.
Name: Leo Valencia (v2) ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 13, 2013, 5:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Denver, CO

Message: Linda Dill, your message reminded me that Tim Thomas and I rode together to Los Angeles circa January 1966 after receiving our Selective Service notification to report for a physical. It is a great tragedy to lose anyone in battle and particularly friends and relatives. Unfortunately, I am unable to help you identify the other gentleman who died in Viet-Nam. I am also a pianist and only vaguely remember classmates from Mr. Allen's class. However, now that you have raised the question, I, too would like to know who.
Name: Chuck Wigley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 11, 2013, 9:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: El Segundo California

Message: If there is a 50th Reunion, please let me know. I am in contact with Leo Ainsworth regularly. Would love to see some former classmates. I am retired now for almost 6 years from the Hollywood Park Race Track. So please keep me Updated on all future events. Thanks Chuck Wigley '64
Hi Chuck, as long as your info is up to date you'll be informed. See you at the 64 Reunion.