Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2014, 12:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Robin Hood or some of you older kids, I thought I remembered getting Good Humor popsicle sticks with free or lucky on them. If you received one you would get a free popsicle. When I looked it up in Wikipedia it said in 1939 the Federal Trade Commission outlawed the promotion as an illegal lottery. I wasn't born for another 10 years. Am I just dreaming or did they later have the same type promotion?
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 24, 2014, 11:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: oregon city, oregon
Message: Inglewood Dairy Farms, great chocolate milk. and Don Pearlmuter was our milkman. He and his wife Gloria lived next door to our house on 119th pl.
Name: Myrna Wood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 24, 2014, 8:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Atascadero, CA
Message: The first house my husband and I bought was in Lennox in 1971. It was not a new house, but I don't remember how old it was. The driveway ran down the side past the living room and kitchen. There was a compartment in the kitchen wall that could be opened from the outside and the inside. I had milk delivered for awhile (sorry, don't remember the brand). It was nice to have the milk right in the kitchen, I didn't even have to go out the back door like we did when kids and had Adohr milk delivered!
Name: Peter Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 24, 2014, 3:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sun City California
Message: My Dad was a milkman at Arden for 25 years. His route was in Hawthorne. My dad always came home for lunch. I was a mailman in Hawthorne I also came home for Lunch. My sister Meredith worked at the post office; my brother Kurt worked at the post office. Peter Nelson class of 1957
Name: Barry Lovitz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 24, 2014, 9:03 am - HHS Time
City & State: Toledo, Ohio
Message: Grew up in Holly Park (section 21 on map). Did not attend HHS. Just a note that the Beach Boys will be playing tonight in a suburb of Toledo called Sylvania at Centennial Terrace. Looking forward to seeing them. Last time I saw them was 15 years ago outside of the Mall of America in Bloomington Minnesota.
Name: Myrna Wood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2014, 12:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Atascadero, CA
Message: John, you mentioned field trips to Arden - my favorite field trip memories were to the huge ships belonging to the Matson Lines. I remember having bananas as a snack and worrying that a tarantula might be lurking..... do you suppose my brothers (Tom,'58, Gordon,'62) put that thought in my head? The only other field trips I remember were to the Los Angeles Museum of History - loved those model trains running around.
Name: Myrna Wood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2014, 12:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Atascadero, CA
Message: John - you helped make it happen, Thank You!!! Gordon had a terrific birthday. Having you and Reagan(HHS62) and Glenn (HHS64) (along with all of our other long time friends - and family) made it the event it was. I hadn't seen Reagan in about 30 years, back when Gordon was on crutches. The happy birthday song is banned from our family for at least three years after this event! Love you, maaan!!!!!!
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2014, 10:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: Eugene, OR.
Message: So glad to see Jake back at CT! Hope all is well in Kuna buddy...Did we forget the Good Humor man? Or for a few of us does anyone remember having a guy walk up your driveway with a block of ice on his shoulder for the "Ice Box"? We also had a guy with an old chevy panel truck take and bring laundred clothes. Dick's Cleaners I believe. A few missing teeth but always a joke per delivery....
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2014, 7:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut
Message: Happy Birthday to Patty Lee Hydo (a few days late) & Alan Hauge. Love you both
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2014, 3:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: John, you jogged another memory when you mentioned Arden. I remember their plant on Slauson Ave., just west of Vermont with a giant milk bottle on top of the building. Strangely enough, Arden is still around, except they are now known as Gelson's supermarkets.
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2014, 11:14 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: It's been a long time since I've written anything but I would like to say happy B-Day to a couple of beautiful ladies. Happy B-day to the beautiful Irene Callahan and Sue Jolly. Hope your days are full of happiness. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. JAKE N JUDE.
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2014, 6:16 am - HHS Time
Message: There was an explanation in one of our yearbooks as to why HHS's colors are Scarlet and gold even though they are based on USC's cardinal and gold. Thanks!
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2014, 5:30 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville
Message: Happy, Happy Birthday to a true friend, Sue Jolly Walsh!!!
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2014, 3:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: There were milkmen who delivered Foremost milk to residences. I don't remember seeing one in our neighborhood, but on occasion we'd go to someone's house and there would be a Foremost calendar on the wall with those persons' kids photo on it. I am guessing the milkman arranged to have calendars made with their customer's kids picture on it. Anyone here have one of those done?
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2014, 11:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Palm Desert, CA
Message: I just received a message regarding Mike Weathers. "Dear Friends of Mike Weathers. Mike passed away last month. Sherry his wife is having a celebration of life on Sunday, June 1st. She welcomes anyone who was a friend of Mike's to come. This memorial will be at 262 Hazelridge Ct., Simi Valley, CA 93065. Between 1-5PM."
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2014, 3:19 pm - HHS Time
Message: Janet, There were Tupperware parties and 'Sarah Coventry jewelry' and some kind of pick a pearl party where the hostess brought live oysters and you'd pick yours and she'd open it and viola...a pearl. One never knew if it would be small or large, black or white, but I do know that someone forced that oyster to make it. Just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday-May 22, is the K-9 dinner at the Hawthorne Recreational Center on El Segundo and Prairie. Tickets available at the door. Event starts at 5:00 pm.~~~~~ Then on Monday there's the Memorial ceremony in front of the same place around 10:30 am and afterward a free lunch will be served at the Hawthorne VFW on 131st Street. There's a great bar for those that want to toast the day. Now I've given you all enough to do for this week.
Name: Irene Fernandez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2014, 1:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fort Mohave, AZ 86427
Message: Thanks for the Birthday Wishes Robin!! I still prefer the RED One!!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2014, 12:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: CA
Message: I remember the Avon lady coming door to door, the Fuller Brush man, the milk man, someone who sold vanilla and vitamins etc (Watkins?), I think I remember the broom man too. How many of your moms had Tupperware parties? I remember mine having them quite often. All the ladies dressed up and spent a long evening together....talking about all things Hawthorne. It was like a big social event! Mom was so proud of her pin for X number of parties she held. Of course, our kitchen cupboards held more Tupperware than she could use in a lifetime I think!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2014, 9:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: Door to door delivery; remember the Helm's Truck? Our guy was Johnnie the Helm's guy. I swear you could smell that truck coming a block away. Life only got more complicated when he opened the bottom drawer with every donut known to man.
Name: Steven Temoshek ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 20, 2014, 2:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: yelm,wa
Message: Does anybody else remember the blind fuller brush guy that came door to door?
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 20, 2014, 12:27 pm - HHS Time
Message: To Sharon: I had to laugh at the Avon Lady story and just have to add that back in the 60's we gals could get Avon samples that were given out so liberally that you never had to buy the products. Mini lipstick samples were good for at least a month. Perfume samples came in a little bottle with a plastic stick attached to the cap and that was also good for a month. Now if you ask for a sample they give you a scratch/sniff here paper, so I think they figured it out. My favorite was 'Here's my heart.' How about the Fuller Brush man and various salesmen knocking at your door to sell pots and pans. If you let them in they'd open up a red velvetine cloth the size of your living room...place it on the floor and out came all their products. Catholic school girls learn how to say 'NO' early.
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 20, 2014, 9:23 am - HHS Time
Message: Speaking of people from Hawthorne past, does anyone else remember the Avon lady that made the rounds in the area around Manor Dr. in tbe mid-60's. She had the products she was selling in one of those 2-wheeled wire carts with hand made mesh scrubbies that she also sold hanging on the sides. She would come by our house on Thursdays when both my sister Patti & I would be home (Pattie was on work study & I had no classes at El Camino). The first time we were home, we answered the door and she just kept talking & trying to sell us something. After that we would turn off the tv or radio and be quiet until she went away. We figured it was better to hide than be rude because she might tell our mother!
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 20, 2014, 9:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: EDH. CA
Message: REMEMBER the class of 74 reunion is August 23rd at the Ayres hotel in Hawthorne. See the reunion announcement on the Cougartown reunion page
for all the details. Until June 15th the tickets are $85. Please join us as we come together to revel, reminisce and rekindle friendships. Feel free to contact me for more information.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 19, 2014, 3:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Eugene , OR.
Message: Happy Birthday to Irene Callahan Fernandes, a c/o 60' favorite! Fraser I will ship you my last few cases of E&J Gallo's best to replace the Spring beer you miss. Since Red wine is no longer a health benifit, my Night Train Express is yours. And was there more than one Crazy Mary? I remember her well in the early 60s and can't imagine that woman still around in the late 70's. Perhaps she wasn't so crazy after all?
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 19, 2014, 2:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oregon
Message: Spring Beer was the preferred beverage of the Civic group, Fraternal Order of Agitators. Ross Bradfield had a '49 Chevy whose trunk was dedicated to empty Spring Beer cans. Must of been a jillion or more. $3.27 a case and worth every penny. Dan Peutz, Ron "Indian" Edie, Fraser, Conway, a formidable lot of rapscallions with a daily meeting at 26th St. Those were the daze.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 19, 2014, 8:05 am - HHS Time
Message: When my crew was parched after a session of waves, our libation favorite was "Spring" beer. Mike Conway usually went to the Thriftymart next to HHS and for $3.27 you got a loose can case of the nectar of the "Snakepit".
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 19, 2014, 12:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: The OC
Message: Crazy Mary walked the entire city. I remember seeing her many times on El Segundo between Prairie and Hawthorne Blvd. yelling at the world.
Name: Jean Macernie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 18, 2014, 9:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: abq NM
Message: Looks like it was birthday week end! I celebrated 64 yrs yesterday... May 17. We went to Red Lobster for dinner and a drink...then to the movies. It was a very nice day with My son Neil and Pete. Actually there were like 6 birthdays including mine that night....so there was a lot of birthday singing going on! :-)