Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 17, 2014, 8:38 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: It's me again, Margret. Anyone remember that song? You have nothing else to do John. I have no life. I'm all alone. Jim is doing Man of La Mancha at the Huntington Beach playhouse, so I'm all alone and feeling VERY needy. You're going to have to block me out. Believe it or not I have been giving you a break. I've posted so many time on FB tonight that they might close my account. Or, as the very least have friends take me off their Facebook page. Also, I took some of the meds the Dr. gave me and I'm wired for some reason and full of chai tea. Enough about me. Good night John. I promise not to post again tonight. Please fix any typos.
Michael Jackson's doctor?
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 17, 2014, 4:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Is that the Al Murphy? You used to do work on Saturday nights at the VFW. I think you knew may dad Chuck Moore and Carl Sylvester. At one time they were both post commanders. I have a question for you. Who was the officer who used to be called Blackie. I think you worked with him and Fred Moore once in a while. My dad was good friends with the Chief of Police, I think he was, who lived in Manhattan Beach. Is this your first time on this site? It is so great to see your name and picture on this page. I'm sure many of the racers to whom you gave tickets to are surprised too. LOL You were always really nice to me. Never gave me a ticket.
Name: Al Murphy ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 17, 2014, 6:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Helena Montana

Message: John, I was A Baby Moon guy too! Ran a set on my 35 ford, also on a 41 ford. (wish I had the vehicles now!)LOL Gary Bickers: Man I loved Lake Elsinore during the sixtys! Kept a trailer on the north side of the lake and went there every chance we could! Great water skiing in the morning or late evening. (ran a 18ft. inboard, hallet hull flat bottom pushed by a built 427 ford, was one of the faster boats on the lake at the time) Name of the boat was "DRY FUZZ". O'Well, them were the days! John, what a great site you have here! Cougars feedback reminds me of the OLE days when Hawthorne was a "JUMPING TOWN" Later, MURPH.
Hey Murph, glad you're here as you add a lot of fun stuff to the site. I'll bet you didn't run that flat bottomed Hallet much when the wind was blowing but sounds like a fun ski boat. Thanks man.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 17, 2014, 5:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA

Message: Happy birthday to my Marine Corps buddy, Danny Blumberg. When are we going to see you at the Post, Danny? The bingo gang is missing you on Friday nights! Enjoy your special day.
Happy Birthday Danny.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 16, 2014, 7:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Gary Bickers, your story about the bar and the lights brought back memories of my childhood. When I was around 10-12 years old my dad would take me into bars with him while he had a beer. There were no laws regarding minors being in a bar back in the old days. I there were, the were not enforced in Hawthorne. I would sit there eating red pistachios and drinking Shirley Temples while my dad BS'd with his friends. Also when my mother was ill and unable to attend church, my dad would take me to church. Several times we never made it to the church, just the bar. My dad told me not to tell my mother. Now this was from the guy who told me never to lie. Hmmm? Anyway, my mother would find out we never went to church when Father English from St. Joe's would come by to visit her and give her communion. Also, he snitched on me my senior year of high school when I didn't show up for Christmas midnight mass and went cruising in my dad's car with my friends. Man priests and be real buzz kills. Thanks for the story Gary.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 16, 2014, 6:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
No E-mail
Message: Got a message from a friend that a Hawthorne police officer is going to be on Wheel of Fortune tonight.
At last night's Eagle concert they gave a huge salute to the Beach Boys and how much they influenced them. The best quote was, "the Beach Boys were pioneers, we were just settlers.". It was one awesome show.
Sorry I got this up so late, Karen.
Name: Pat Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 16, 2014, 6:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: OMG, what fun I am having. I am going to be in a Flash Mob on Saturday for a marriage proposal. I am glad I took Modern Dance at HHS or I would have no dance experience of this sort. It is really work to learn the routine in a few days, but I am keeping at it. Why in the heck am I doing this at my age, LOL?
Dunno but good luck, Pat.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 16, 2014, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia, Ca

Message: The Eagles were once again terrific. A three hour long program, that was well worth the money. Joe Walsh is still the bomb
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 16, 2014, 1:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Lake Elsinore; I had an uncle that had a chicken ranch out there in the 50- early 60s . Seems like you drove for 5 hours out Art is a to get there. In Corona there was little beer joint. What made it cool was it was floor to ceiling in florescent signs. It was Vegas 365 days a year.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 15, 2014, 7:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: So I am cruising thru SoCal today on my way to Lake Elsinore with my brother, I say it's time for K-Earth 101, I hear Shotgun Tom Kelly say K-Eagles 101, then he says KRTH! What? Then it dawned on me, someone posted a picture on Facebook,(sorry JB) of the Forum with a huge Eagles record on the rooftop, Hotel California, put 2 and 2 together and figured the Eagles were having a concert. Later, and have a fine COUGAR day!
Yep, saw that giant record on top of the forum too. A little large for my Hi Fi turntable though.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 15, 2014, 7:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Ooooh -I've got Eagles tix for Friday night - will miss those Cougars tonite but am going with best bud /my daughter Lori King Bean, another buddy Elora Dorini and will have pre and post party with one of my oldest and dearest friends Laurie Keahey Johnson c/o 73. We'll be up all night singing like crazy groupies! Trying to figure out how to sneak Laurie in with us - she didn't get a ticket months ago cuz she thought she had another engagement. Rats! My last concert at the Forum was also 1971 - Cindy Young and I double dated with Mikes Scott and Colbern. 3 Dog Night!!!
Well Sue, you and the girls just have a keen-o-time.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 15, 2014, 2:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: The Fraser's are heading to the Forum tonight too. Will be looking for all the Cougars!
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 15, 2014, 9:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia, Ca

Message: We will also be at the Forum tonight!!!
Have Fun, Sue.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 15, 2014, 8:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester

Message: Sharon - Thank you for the birthday wishes. What a lovely thought. Going to the Fabulous Forum tonight for opening night and the Eagles concert. The first concert I ever attended was at the Forum. I think it was 1970 - I know it was Jimi Hendrix -
At the Forum, mine was Chicago. Sat in the front row as two people switched seats with us because it was too NOISY. Loved it. Have a great time Noreen and tell Glenn and Don, John says Hey.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 14, 2014, 8:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey Jan, sorry to hear that you are stepping down as "Head Cook and Bottle Washer" at the VFW. You've done a super job over the last couple of years. I know we can't fully appreciate the tremendous amount of work that goes into that job, but you have done it well. The next crew will have their hands full trying to keep up the standard that you have set. But it will be nice to be able to sit and visit with you and Tilly for a change. See you in Feb.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 14, 2014, 5:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA

Message: To the Cougartown faithful... My involvement at the Hawthorne VFW has taken its toll and has finally caught up with me. I have decided to step back from several of my 'person in charge' events at the Hawthorne VFW, one of them being the monthly breakfast. That being said, there will not be a breakfast this coming Sunday but it will be back in February, just under new leadership and a downsized menu. I do not know what the new menu will be but I will keep CT informed when I hear more. Thank you all who have continued to support our veterans by supporting the Hawthorne VFW. See you next month at the breakfast - not as the head cook - but as a paying customer!
Hey Jan, Thank you for the great food and dedication you have shown. It's been a fun couple of years with you. Now come sit with us and enjoy whatever slop is being provided. Just kidding folks but it is REALLY about showing up and supporting a super organization, the VFW. See you next month.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 14, 2014, 5:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: SLC UT

Message: Before chrome rims we had hubcaps. I sported a set of '56 Buick caps on my '51 Chevy. How 'bout you, John?
I was a "Baby Moon Guy" all the way. Probably from Wynns Bros. Ask Mike Shay about our first and only hubcap caper. We were after 62 Ford hubcaps for his 57 Chevy. VERY NOISY hubcaps
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 14, 2014, 12:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Happy birthday, Sue Smith, class of 1962. Have a restful and fun day.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 14, 2014, 10:16 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to Sue Smith, one of the sweetest '62 Cougars out there. On another note, way back in the 50-somethings my mother worked for a plastic injection molding company that made those wienie whistles and Heinz dill pickle pins. She used to bring home bunches of them for my brother and I, but did we keep any.....NOOOOO! At least not that I remember, but I think I'll go call my brother Tom and see if he stashed any.
Happy Birthday Sue!! Yes, we need weenie whistles, Tom.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 14, 2014, 7:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Noreen Crotty Culley have a very happy, happy, fun, and blessed day. Happy birthday. I know your sweet brother is watching you and wishing you the same with much love.
Hi Noreen, Have a very Happy Birthday!!.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 13, 2014, 11:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ

Message: George Molchan, "Lil Oscar" passed away in 2005 at age 82.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 13, 2014, 9:03 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener. That is what I'd truly like to be. For if I were an Oscar Meyer wiener, everyone would be in love with me. Thanks Tom, now I can't get it out of my head. Just thought I'd pass it along to everyone else. If I walk by someone today and they are whistling or singing this song, I will know they are a Cougar reading Courgartown.
Thanks Sharon
Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 13, 2014, 8:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey CA

Message: Hey Cougs, saw the Wiener Mobile West bound on 190th St. Stopped at Crenshaw Blvd on Sunday about 5:10, I was going home from Der Vienerschnitzel on PCH, Crusin 50s monthly cruise. Later Don
Thanks Don for that on the spot report
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 13, 2014, 12:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: Clark and John. The answer is Yes! Weiner Whistles are still being passed out and I got one today! The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile was on the corner of El Segundo and Hawthorne Blvd today and I just so happened to be driving by and saw it, took some pictures, talked to the driver and got me a whistle. He said there are six Weinermobiles driving the roads of America and his next stop after Hawthorne was Santa Barbara. I asked for a ride and if he could blow the horn, but he said no can do. Hey, no harm asking. Made me hungry for a hot dog and hummimg the "I wish I was an Oscar Mayer Weiner" song the rest of the day. Ha ha.
That was exactly where I saw "Little Oscar" the last time, El Segundo and Hawthorne in front of Roth Market (1953). Little Oscar has to be about 95 by now. Thanks Tom.
Name: Ken Mercurio ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 11, 2014, 1:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Monroe, Ohio

Message: Mini Cougar reunion next weekend at my brother's house in Valley Center (near Escondido): Rick (71), his wife Beth (Whitlock) (72), sister Cheryl (64), sister Janet (68), Janet Amuchastegui (68), me (69), and cousin Gina De Roma (81). Both sis Janet and Gina were cheerleaders, so I'm sure we'll be shouting H H H A W, T T T H O, R R R N E, what's that spell?
Sounds like a fun get together Ken, love those HHS cheerleaders too. Have a great time.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 10, 2014, 10:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Happy birthday Donna Baranowski, my daughter's best friend at St. Joseph school. Hope you had a great day! Sorry I missed lunch with Harry & Kathy today. I couldn't get it together this morning. Didn't get to the South Bay until about 2pm. I miss seeing you guys. Next time!?
Happy Birthday Donna.
Name: Harry Plotkin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 10, 2014, 5:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1954
City & State: Harbor City, California
No E-mail
Message: Happy New Year to all Cougartowners. Extremely nice seeing you at lunch today. Let's do it again, soon Harbor City Harry
Hi Harry, Great seeing you, Kathy, and Butch too. Next time at Black Agnus.