Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 3, 2014, 7:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: A BIG Happy Birthday today to two of my favorite Cougars... Dennis Campbell and Stephanie Hall Brito. Hope you both have a great day.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2014, 9:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: All this talk about Arkansas brought back some pleasant memories from the late 90's when I was working in Arkadelphia - midway between Little Rock and Texarkana. Job shop rate was great along with getting PD. Gas was cheap and so was the rent! Nice friendly people....once you could understand their speech. And Sunday morning breakfast at the Waffle House or lunch at Hardees for a quick burger. Some other memories that I can recall: hot and very humid summers; plenty of rain; lots of bugs; tornado watches and warnings with an occasional touch down; cold winters with ice storms; I did have to drive to Hot Springs to find a beer or bottle of wine as Arkadelphia in Clark County was a dry county, as Mary Ann noted; a controversial president who was born in Hope and grew up in Hot Springs and had many enemies who seemed to disappear at the drop of a hat. Wait a minute...did I say pleasant memories?? More like shivers down my spine! All kidding aside, I did meet for the first time my lovely bride, Judy Wudy, while working there. Guess living and working back there was for a reason. Here we are fourteen years later and still going strong. Yes, lots of pleasant memories!
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2014, 6:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville
Message: Marsha, I'd forgotten y'all were from Arkansas. There'll be an initiative on the November ballot to make the entire state WET. Meaning you can buy liquor anywhere and have public bars, etc. Right now, it's county-by-county, but the loophole's private clubs ... and you're only allowed a case and a fifth in one trip to buy it in a wet county. Counties make lots of money on roadblocks that way. No offense, but if it does pass, I think The Rowdies should make a trip to Hot Springs during racing season and I'll join you. You can rent nice condos on the lake at Hot Springs ... just bring your clothes, beverages and food. You, too, JB!
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2014, 1:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: OC CA
Message: Hi to All. OK John since it is June which is Offical Dues collection Month I have sent in my payment. (Hint Hint lets keep ctown up and running!)
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2014, 12:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: I guess Arkansas depends on your people down there. We swam at the " blue hole" a lake with the most amazing water you ever saw. Fun was blowing up ripe peaches with "cherry bombs" available down there. Most fun was sitting in the screened in porch with watermelon and watch the lightning storms move in. Arkansas, where all the Bickers can still be found. Above and below ground.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2014, 12:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: New York, NY
Message: Glenn, again thanks for handling our big 50 year reunion. I promise to get my check out tomorrow, unless, of course, it rains, or I sleep in, or the dishwasher breaks down, or... no, I promise, I'll get it out tomorrow. Probably.
Name: Marsha Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 2, 2014, 6:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: Janet, good to see that you found Sherry Barton. She was and sounds like IS one of the funniest people ever. I would love to see and catch up with her, I am sure she has some good life stories. Mary Ann, Your visits to Arkansas as a child sound like mine. I would NOT drink the milk my grandmother brought in from the cows. I would refuse "cow milk" and only drink the "regular kind". I wouldn't give anything for my memories of summers in Arkansas.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 1, 2014, 8:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Just to quietly amplify John's response to a recent Feedback, there are two weeks until the $75.00 rate for the HHS Class of 1964 50th disappears. You can send me your check to me at 835 Austin Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476, with HHS c/o '64 50th reunion in the memo line. I know you won't regret it. Glenn
Name: Catherine Robuck ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 1, 2014, 10:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: san pedro ca
Message: Hi John Baker, It's been a while since I've visited this sight. I knew Mike Weathers like a big brother for years. My email is not working at present. Today they are doing a life celebration and I'm working from 2-6pm. Please call me at 310 386-7274 with phone #'s of Sherry or Lisa Dulin-Graham or a phone number at the simi valley location for Mike's celebration. I need to connect with someone by phone since email is not on right now!!! Even ask them to call me if phone numbers aren't allowed to be given out. Thank You Cathie Robuck
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 31, 2014, 1:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Our oldest grandaughter just turned 21 yesterday. Yikes!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 31, 2014, 12:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: A huge thank you to Leo Ainsworth for finding my long lost friend Sherry Barton, HHS '64! Just got off the phone with her after 50 years and had a loooong conversation. In talking and laughing with her I realize how some things never change, including basic personalities. She still is as funny as ever! We talked about her upcoming reunion and she is thinking about going down, if so, I'm there too! She hasn't been able to get onto Cougartown for some reason, but she is going to try again. THANK YOU Leo, you're the best! Janet
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 31, 2014, 9:38 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville
Message: When my family spent summers in Arkansas, Grandma did milk the cow. I could only drink it over ice cubes. A cousin saw Grandma doing the morning chore once and never drank milk again! Grandma also churned and made her own delicious butter and sometimes sold it. She made her own buttermilk, too. Grandpa had cattle and peach orchards. Packing peaches in the heat and humidity for 50 cents an hour was quite an experience, but the Elbertas were so good! Garden grown veggies were canned as well. Digging up potatoes was awful. Sometimes Grandpa would chill watermelons in a creek for a surprise and we'd all sit under the shade trees in the early evenings and enjoy the treat. Of course the boy cousins had to have their seed spitting contests. Good memories ...
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 30, 2014, 3:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Eugene, OR.
Message: Thank you Tom, Denny and Doris! I knew there had to be some of us that made it through without a Servel Gas unit that made an ice cube as big as the ones delivered.
Hey Denny was that flap on your dad's shoulder made of rubber or canvas? It really is good to hear from fellow south central Hawthornians who didn't have that silver spoon living style....KIDDING John! But this was just to easy...TGIF Cougs!
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 30, 2014, 12:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Prescott AZ
Message: Remember chasing the ice truck down 130th street & grabbing chips off the back of the bed. My Dad was a milk man for Roger Jessup Dairy way back when & also sold Kirby vacs. door to door, maybe to your Mom, Doris??
Name: Michael Flatten ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 27, 2014, 8:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: waddell,az.
Message: happy birthday to an ex boys market employee, terry hamman from another ex boys market employee.
Name: Bob Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 27, 2014, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Just wanted to thank everyone for the great b'day wishes. Love you all.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 26, 2014, 12:40 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: Big weekend in Calif high school track. Young guy is going after a 30 year old record of Henry Thomas of HHS. Records are made to be broken.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 26, 2014, 10:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Please remember our country's veterans today and every day.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 26, 2014, 10:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Hey, Bob Fraser, you have the most frequent birthdays of anyone I know. Seems like I just sent you a b'day wish a few months ago! Ha. Have a great day my friend. Go to a Doo Wop show or something. I hope to see you soon?
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 26, 2014, 6:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: Anaheim, Calif
Message: A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A GOOD FRIEND OF 58 YEARS BOB [DOO WOP) FRASER. ENJOY YOUR 72ND BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2014, 10:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Hello everyone i hope you all are having a nice Memorial Day weekend i had to work but thats ok tomorrow i will have a nice time my cousin is here from New York for a week on vacation going to Palm Hot Springs but still good just to get away for the day have a safe and fun Memorial weekend
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2014, 2:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna. ID
Message: Hey Robin, thanks for the shout and it's good to see you and your humor back up here. I'd like to say lets not forget what this holiday weekend represents and that's to all of the fallen service men and women that gave their lives for our freedom and to those of you that have served or are still serving our country. God bless you all and have a safe holiday. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude
Name: Myrna Wood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2014, 11:15 am - HHS Time
City & State: Atascadero, CA
Message: I'm with you, Noreen, I wouldn't have had the milk compartment removed either. As for the free Good Humor ice cream, I don't recall, but I do remember getting the free Charms suckers at Al's Market on 120th. For Gordon's birthday party I bought some of the little wax bottles with juice in them... Two of our grandchildren (10 & 13) were very fascinated with them when they visited yesterday. The youngest pulled out the silly putty and asked what it is supposed to do. Her 20 year old sister was irritated when answering that it does nothing, you do it, use you're mind!!!
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2014, 8:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: I read an ad in Hemmings Motor News for a '48 Anglia panel gasser that was from Hawthorne. It said that it was run from the 60s to the 80s. Wondering if anybody knows this car? It is in Carlsbad and the guy's number is 760-525-0432.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2014, 8:41 am - HHS Time
City & State: Westchester
Message: Myrna - My kitchen still has one of those milk compartments in the wall. When we remodeled our kitchen, I asked that it not be removed. I like it.
Name: Denny Unfried ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2014, 8:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire
Message: When I was a brand new little boy my father was an ice man and had a route in the Wilshire district. He had several movie theaters on his route and it was before they air conditioned them. All the 50 pound blocks of ice had to be taken up to the roof tops and put in special little houses to cool the air as it passed through. ~~~ If the ice block houses ever come back into favor I still have his ice tongs and can still remember all the scars on his shoulder from carrying those blocks.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2014, 7:37 am - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: I realize I'm a little late with this, but does anyone remember the door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesmen? You could use the vacuum before buying so you knew what you were getting. And Robin, loved the Good Humor man and of course I remember the 'ice man' and the 'ice box'. Our ice man came into our home as if he lived there, with that huge cube of ice hooked into those ice tongs, and all of it slung over his shoulder as if it were nothing special . As a child, it was almost like seeing Superman! Wonder how much those huge cubes of ice weighed! And Janet, my Mother had Tupperware parties does Tupperware even exist today? I STILL have some Tupperware! And Judy Wudy not only do I remember the pots and pans salesman, I bought a whole set and got a beautiful set of China AND silverware! They all went into my hope chest and I paid for them on the installment plan. I still use them all today items such as these must have been of a better quality in those days. Did I say must have been without a doubt, things were of better quality in those days!