Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 10:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Yes, it's Judy's birthday and, Marsha, I did spring for a gift. I do hope she sees the package in the sun room as I wrapped up the cat this morning. But I don't think I made a breather hole for her. That would be a real bad thing since the cat cost over 1K to clean up after we caught her. John...you do have a spare bedroom don't you? Love you, Tillie...
Name: Lorrie Brady ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 10:15 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Message: Just looking for classmates ... Class of 1975
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 7:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Hey Judy B. I thought you said you weren't having any more b'days! Oh well, maybe just one more, right? Have a wonderful day my friend. Pry "fuddy duddy" out of his rocker and make him take you to dinner. Happy Birthday!
Name: Marsha Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 7:21 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: I see that today is Judy Wudy's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY,celebrate and have a great day. Howie should spring for a nice present this year and not keep recycling that same ole birthday card every year. See you Sunday at the breakfast.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 14, 2014, 11:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: One of my first cars (if not my 1st) was a '31 Chev. Coupe with a rumble seat that I bought from JB's dad for $250. Completely stock with original mohair upholstery. Six cylinder o/h valves & 3 on the floor. The first thing I did was get Bob Fraser, Mike Shay and my brother Frank and we took off for Santa Barbara. Frank and, I believe, Bob sat in the rumble seat. It must have been winter because it was so cold that my bro. got a terrific cold. But he said he had the time of his life. I think that was the most fun car I ever owned. That's one I wish I still had!
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 14, 2014, 8:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach
Message: Okay, cars. My first was a 1960 Chevy Biscayne. Then came a 65 Dodge Coronett 440 with a 440 police interceptor engine. Then came my pride and joy (which I wish I still had)just after graduation, a 1969 Pontiac GTO.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 14, 2014, 7:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Those of you who have seen David Fincher's new drama, "Gone Girl," will certainly remember the creepy and ominous abandoned mall visited by police in the semi-fictional town of East Carthage, Missouri. The abandoned mall is actually not in Missouri at all, but instead is a "dead mall" in Hawthorne, California.
Name: Paul Wieber ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 13, 2014, 12:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Meadview, Az
Message: I really want to thank Wayne & Donna and those who helped put our Class of 1969 45th Reunion together. We were mighty but fewer this time around, but still, it was a lot of fun! Every 5 years seems to be a nice way of keeping old friendships alive & well rather than waiting 10 years between reunions. It was great to see a few surprises show up that haven't been to any of the past reunions. So, I just want to say that those who missed this one, hopefully will surely make the 50th as we all go back a long way thru our childhood & high school to share memories and catch up on the present. Times change but good memories don't. Catch you all at the next one!
Name: Kathy Corral ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 11, 2014, 11:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Boonville, Ca
Message: Talking car memories. I still drive the 1964 Chevy El Camino that my Dad bought Brand New. Thanks to my Brother Bob it was completely restored in 2007. The truck holds many memories and it is still making more each day. Thanks Dad and Bob.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 11, 2014, 3:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: I just finished reading the press release page on Ken Mercurio's book. What can one say? That is totally amazing! The Lord was sitting on someone's shoulder that day.
Name: Robert Clobucker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 10, 2014, 11:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: Reno Nevada
Message: We need a few more car stories. Whats up today as well as old stories. If I still had all my cars from years past they would be worth much more than I paid for them. 65 Comet, 66 Ranchero 289 4-speed, 72 Duster 340, 60 Pontiac Ventura 389 tri-power 4-speed. 74 Chevy p/u,and the one and only remaining car,the 73 Nova 250 L-6 Powerglide.This car is still running with the original engine and trans. Smogged and registered on the road every year since new.(Built at the old Van Nuys GM plant.) Had 19,000 miles when bought from original owner in 1986. Has over 200,000 on it now-refuses to die! When that happens I got plans to hop up the original motor for more power.Already re-worked the suspension with all new performance parts. Heavy duty anti-sway bars front and rear. Handles like a sports car now.Lots of fun. Gets alot of looks because of the 6-cyl.Most people are into V8s but I dare to be different. Makes sense these days to have an old car that gets good mileage and is totally reliable.Now sporting new Cragar S/S mag wheels, oh yeah! During the last Hot August Nights in Reno I took the car to the autocross track they set up.What a blast that was. Reminds me of hanging corners in Haytown back in the day. Only safer and legal! Nice to let it all hang out and not woory about cops. Looking forward to next year. Any and all car stories are cool. I know theres a lot of Cougartown gearheads out there. Still cruising in N. Nevada. Best Wishes to all! B.C.73 old car
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 10, 2014, 10:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Jim Schroeder gets two stars on his forehead and a cubie doll for the best Cougar sighting in at least five years on Cougartown! Nice job Jim!
Name: Kenneth Green ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 9, 2014, 12:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: La Habra Heights, CA
Message: Now that 1975 and earlier cars are not inspected, and our kids are grown and out of the house, is anyone else getting back into cars/hot rods? I gave us in the 70s because we really couldn't do much in California, but now we can make insane HP in the cars we loved in our youth, and thanks to bolt-on superchargers and EFI, have all the power we (reasonably) want and still have a very drivable car. I still miss Lions Drag Strip. I vaguely remember hearing the AAFDs on Saturday nights (maybe low clouds capturing the sound?) from Hawthorne?
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 9, 2014, 9:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Hey Jim, is that Clark I see in the background? And just to let you know, I had a great time reconnecting with your brother, JB, at our 50 year reunion. I'm sure others did as well. The photos and videos will be in the mail soon.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 8, 2014, 5:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oregon
Message: Here's a COUGAR sighting that will be hard to top. I was sitting on the steps of a 15th century cathedral in Orvieto Italy while on a tour of the Tuscany region, and engaged a lovely lady in conversation who was on the same tour. Turns out its Melodie Makin HHS '65. That's a long way to go to see a Cougar (6,353 miles).
Name: Ken Mercurio ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 7, 2014, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Monroe, Ohio
Message: Thank you Jim. Yes, I wrote about my 2007 near-death accident and recovery, and also included family stories. It happened just after my dad died and we Merc sibs had just gone through the Hawthorne home (123rd Place) where we had all grown up. We had to decide what to do with everything my parents had saved - which was EVERYTHING since we were born - every school project, every Little League and Pop Warner program, every letter we'd sent during college, every birthday card we'd given them. You get the idea. Lots of Cougar newspapers. Anyway, if anyone cares to learn more, here's the press release
from the publisher: . The 69 reunion is this Friday. If the book had been released a bit earlier as planned, I would have flown to Hawthorne to attend (and autograph 1000s of books for you all. hahaha).
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 7, 2014, 7:58 am - HHS Time
Message: Just like to add that our own 69er Ken Mercurio has just had his book published "Head Over Wheels" His story about an accident and how he came back full speed! Proud of ya Ken!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 7, 2014, 7:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Fe Ranch ,Az,
Message: Sad to hear about David Baca , His smile will always be with me! He is in peace now.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 7, 2014, 5:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, Ca.
Message: A very Happy Birthday to Joy Rasmussen Otterman. I hope you have a very special and blessed day and surrounded by family and friends...
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 6, 2014, 4:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Computer's been down again. Enjoyed catching up on a lot of great Feedbacks, There's a family owned Western Auto here for about 55 years. Not just automotive ... furniture, appliances, mowers, weed eaters, etc. Happy B-Day to Gordon Martin. Sorry, JB, but our Hogs have a good coach for a change!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 5, 2014, 1:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: A happy birthday (yesterday) to Nancy Layral Tate, like me, old enough to know worse, to misquote Wilde. Her father Gil, Nancy and her brothers were the heart and soul of the HASC swim club at the city pool when I was a so-so swimmer. The Layrals did the best butterfly that I have ever seen. Je te souhaite un heureux anniversaire!
Name: Mary Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 4, 2014, 10:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca
Message: Thank you all for your birthday wishes. You're all very special to me. And John, next time we come in I'll bring you a bowl of guacamole.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 3, 2014, 6:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday to Mary Sloan.. A real nice lady..
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 3, 2014, 3:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: We would like to wish Mary Prodin Sloan a very, very happy birthday! Bob and I also enjoyed seeing many friends at the meet and greet last Friday night. Glenn did an amazing job organizing the 64 reunion. Thanks Glenn for letting us be a small part of your event and for the super bottle of "Cougartown Wine." Now.. go cash the check I wrote you a year ago!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 3, 2014, 10:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: Cali
Message: Happy Birthday to a special lady, Mary Sloan. So nice to see you last weekend along with Rich. I usually don't go to other class reunions, but getting to see my old pal Sherry Barton made the trip well worthwhile! If laughter is a medicine, I am good for years! So nice also to meet some '64ers I did not remember and those I did. Leo V was one of them, very fascinating guy! Also Jeff A and April H so nice to spend time with you in setting up, etc. The tour of the campus on Sunday was a real treat too. I will echo what everyone has already said, Glenn did a fabulous job! He is the party planner extraordinaire. Rich thank you for taking so many wonderful pictures especially of me and Coach Jones, he is just one great guy. Thank you for letting me join in the fun.
Name: Colleen O'Ryan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 2, 2014, 11:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: El Segundo, Ca.
Message: Just a quick note to say "Thank You" to Glenn Crist for a job well done on our 50th Class Reunion this past weekend.......We know what a daunting task you were faced with and YOU did a WONDERFUL job and everyone who attended had a Memorable time!! Terry and I had so much fun re-connecting with friends we made in grade school :):) Hope that we ALL keep in touch like we promised!! A special thank you to John B. and Richard S. for all that you did to help make the Class of 1964 Reunion a HUGE success....