Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 10, 2014, 2:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach
Message: Blast from the past: I was going north on the 405 yesterday when I realized the vehicle next to me was very large and strange. I slowed down to get a good look and sure enough it was the Oscar-Mayer wiener mobile! little Oscar wasn't driving but I was tempted to take the afternoon off and follow them in the hopes of getting a new wiener whistle like the one I got from little Oscar in front of Boys Market in the 60s!
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 10, 2014, 11:17 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: I just wanted to wish my cousin, Paul Clark, a very happy birthday!
Name: Terri Studer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 9, 2014, 1:43 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia CA
Message: Haven't been to CT in awhile but saw where everyone was talking about "sayings" that Grandparents used and it made me think of my Grandma Jenson and when she would get frustrated with us she would say "Lord A Massey killed a skunk". Whatever that meant?!? And John thanks again for the best alumni site on the web. Happy New Year to everyone out there. Hope to be able to make the cruise night in April.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 8, 2014, 7:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I want to wish a very happy birthday to Anita Harmon Bell who is one of the sweetest friends I've ever known. It's been some time since I've had the chance to visit with her but she's always on my best ever people list. Anita - hope you're having a wonderful day - and that you take it all the way through the weekend! XO
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 8, 2014, 7:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Just when you think the "Cougar Stalker" has gone into winter hibernation, he pops back up! Ran into Josette Gumina (HHS 67) today. Anyone pre 1990 feels like a victory for me as I usually sight the young ones! I was in the Hawthorne area so I drove by Halcap to see what was going on. it was 4:30 p.m. and I was pleased to see both the baseball team and soccer teams hard at practice with no sign of finishing practice soon. I remember in the 70s I did not want to leave track practice until it got too dark to see the crossbar. Looks like Hawthorne is producing some dedicated athletes!
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 8, 2014, 6:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Happy birthday to Melody Wood class of 1966. I remember you by your pretty curly blonde hair. Hope your day is full of fun.
Name: James Cicalese ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 8, 2014, 4:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: lakewood
Message: Hey Cougars, The 40th reunion is being planned. We have some great ideas please contact me if you are interested in attending so we can have an idea of how many will come. email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 7, 2014, 7:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, Ca.
Message: Thanks Matt I really do appreciate that!
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 7, 2014, 7:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: A big Happy Birthday to Lee Ann Nixon class of 1964.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 7, 2014, 4:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Just saw that cruise night will be April 5th. I wanted to go but II won't be in town. I'll be visiting my granddaughter in Italy and my Sicilian side of the family in Sicily. Have fun everyone.
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 7, 2014, 8:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: EDH, CA
Message: Milagro, there will be a class of 74 reunion this summer. We could use your help planning. So far I am going to help plan it with James Cicalese and Sue Bierman King Joynt. Anyone else want to help? David, great to see you back on CT.
Name: Barney McArdle ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 6, 2014, 9:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Antonio, Texas
Message: Hey Tom, just saw your post of Jan. 4th and yep, depending on what day of April "Cruise Night" will be, I'll try and be there. We come out to SoCal every April for two weeks to see friends and family. We usually fly into Palm Springs and stay with old friend George Miller--been doing it for 47 years. Will be great to see you and Ray and others from our time (yes John your from our time). Judy and I hope to see Camille there but if not I'll try and see her later. I'll try and bring George Miller and Don Heikes and the Essners. Should be fun.
Name: Milagro Velasco ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 6, 2014, 9:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Paso Robles, CA
Message: Is anyone planning our 40th year reunion? Class of '74 can't let this opportunity slip by. I'd be willing to help out. Let me know. Velasco_m@sbcglobal.net.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 5, 2014, 3:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach
Message: Hey John and all of Cougartown! Yeah I know its been a while. Between work and school, well you know. Anyway, just wanted to wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! And my prayer is that everyone is doing well...
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 4, 2014, 10:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Happy New Year to all my CT friends. I hope the year keeps us all happy and healthy. So sorry to hear of the passing of Phil Everly. They were one of my favorite duos back then.
For those of you in the South Bay; my son-in-law Jim Kordan HHS '82 and my daughter Karen Shelley Kordan BMHS '82 have moved their salt water aquarium store and are selling a lot of the excess equipment out of their old store today and tomorrow. Lots of 25 & 30 gal. fish tanks; some decorative glass blocks, shelving units, etc. Cheap! go by and take a look. Aquatic Fantasy, 541 PCH, Redondo Beach. (Near Burl).
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 4, 2014, 7:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Roseville, CA
Message: I saw where Phil Everly, the youngest of the of the Everly Brothers pop duo passed Friday. Loved their songs... "All I Have to Do is Dream"... real belly rubbin' music. On a brighter note... Ginny & I spent New Years Eve at the California Musical Theatre in Sacramento watching "Buddy... The Buddy Holly Story"... Great story behind the legend... and of course the song that brought everyone to their feet was "Peggy Sue".
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 4, 2014, 6:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Prescott AZ
Message: Very sad news about Cal for sure. Will make me treasure each & every day & hour even more than I already do! Have lost so many much younger than I. Happy New Year to all. Will for sure try & make the April Cruise night. Just thinking how great it would be if Ray & Barney could make it out. Maybe?? PS how about them Sooners!!!
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 4, 2014, 6:19 am - HHS Time
Message: I recently heard from my old friend John Fredrickson (1961) that his younger brother Gary (1963) has passed away. If you remember Gary then you'll remember that "Gary Smile" like Cool Hand Luke. Very handsome guy and where Gary was there was always fun. He also did the Hully Gully and danced better than any boy I knew and played a mean bongo in 1961. His love in high school was Judy Woodard and they made the perfect couple. Hope all that brought back good memories and hope Gary is having a laugh on me. Loved you G. Hully Gully On and I'll miss your "Gary smile."
Name: Carole Ferruccio ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 2, 2014, 4:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Isabella, CA
Message: A friend of mine - Leroy Trujillo. class of 61 - is looking for Linda Huiette - class of 60 or 61 . last name not spelled right. Anyone with any info can email me. Thanks. Carole
Name: Camille Hawkes-gainey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 2, 2014, 3:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, Ca
Message: I am so very sorry to hear of Cal's passing. My fondest H.S. memory of him was when he escorted me to the stage at our Sr. Class/Queen court assembly...me clutching his arm to stop the shaking. He was such a sweet guy & happily we briefly connected recently. My sincere condolences to his family.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 2, 2014, 2:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia, Ca
Message: RIP Cal----you were special, and will be missed so much.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 2, 2014, 2:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Jim Frederick to this day I only swear in Italian. My grandmother did not speak English and My mother spoke both languages. She use to say managa when she got mad and a few other words I won't repeat. On day I said a couple of words and got in big trouble. Heck I had no idea I was swearing. Now I have watch my Italian swearing when I'm visiting famiglia in South Boston. Happy New year to everyone on CT. I enjoy all of your stories.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 2, 2014, 12:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: Robin and Hoody, Ah yes, how many rides in the back of a woody, Nomad, or 57 Chevy convertible between Hawthorne and Manhattan Beach did we all take back then??? You are probably right, that darn Fred got me started swearing....Bitchen!! Surf's up...gotta go, but hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful, and healthy 2014! Janet
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 2, 2014, 11:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Eugene, OR.
Message: For those of us fortunate enough to have had Cal Kappen as a friend, we were a lucky group. Always a smile on his face and enough Cougar tales to fill several pages of CT, we will all miss him dearly. Calvin was truly one of the "good guys". Rest in peace brother.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 2, 2014, 10:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: My mom is a saint and has never cursed in her life nor spanked us when we were kids. She left that all up to my dad. When we bad, she would order us "Go to the bathroom". That was our prison and we were sentenced for as long as she felt the punishment fit the crime. If it got closer to 5:30 p.m., when my dad would be arriving home, whoever the prisoner was, would beg for mercy and tell my mom they were sorry and would never do "the crime" again and asked to be let free before dad got home. Believe me, my brothers and I learned quickly never to have our dad find us in bathroom prison when he got home! Ouch!! It didn't take a lot of spankin' to teach you right from wrong real fast. I miss my dad, but to this day, I don't like being in bathrooms around 5:30 p.m. Ha ha
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 2, 2014, 6:43 am - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Susana Ca,
Message: Well! Asking about phrases our parents said! MOMMA MIA! My mother had a ton of them LOL! And some we still use today! Like : "OH LOUIE GO TAKE A PILL" (MY DADS NAME WAS LOUIE) She hardly dropped the F bomb LOL! But when she did .. You knew it was BAD!! Going out for the night my Mom would say " Make wise choices Jimmy! and keep that fly up! , there's plenty of fish in the sea" or my Dad would talk in Italian to tell Mom something he didn't want us kids to know. If my grandmother talked dirty, it was in Italian LOL! Because she didn't speak any english!!
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 1, 2014, 7:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Temecula
Message: Heard earlier today that cal Kappen, class of 1959, has passed away.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 1, 2014, 6:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Just heard from a Cougar friend that Cal Kappen HHS59 has passed away. Very sorry to hear that news as Cal was a good friend here on Cougartown. My sincerest condolences to his wife, Eva, and to the rest of Cal's family.