Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 29, 2014, 9:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut
Message: I was 15 years old when I bought my first car for $75. It was a '51 Chevy two door with a blown transmission. Only 2 door cars were cool in those days, unless your name was Zeke Montanez. My uncle told me how to pull the transmission but he didn't help me. It took me two weeks to replace it, mainly because he told me I had to drop the rear-end. I found out later that that wasn't necessary. It wasn't very long that the engine went out. Again, he didn't help me but just told me what to do. Eventually Alan Hauge painted it with scallops and added "Sex Banger" (six cylinder) to the rear fenders, which I regretted later. I eventually traded it for a '40 Ford coupe with an early olds engine that needed to be rewired. I got my friend Wayne Brasheres(?) to help me get it going. After a rain shower I had Gene Gutierrez with me one day going South on Hawthorne Blvd. when I lost control and hit two cars in front of a bar in Lennox. Sold the '40 for scrap and bought another one with a built up flathead. The engine was bad so I put a large '57 Olds Engine in it. The yellow '40 had a good size dent in the right, front fender so I went to Ford Obsolete to buy another one. They wanted $25 for a fender that turned out to be from my old '40. Before I went into the Navy I sold it to Robin Petty and is now Dan Petty's awesome, '40 Ford that he brought to Cruise Night not long ago.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 29, 2014, 6:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Happy Birthday to Linda, Lynne and Eileen! Our Class of '61 just keeps on going! Hope you each have a great day and many more!
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 28, 2014, 3:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Compliments of our Cougar friend and my surf buddy, Dave Griffin, this just in from the DAILY BREEZE Treasure Hunt section to anyone who might be interested. "Hawthorne High School yearbooks, various years....$12.50ea". The phone # is 310-675-0794 I have all I want but that might be a great deal for some of you. Have a Happy and Safe Halloween all.
Name: Petey Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 28, 2014, 1:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oregon
Message: R.I.P. Randy Hood
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 27, 2014, 4:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Just finished our Ken Mercurio's memoir, "Head Over Wheels." What a guy! A true profile in courage.
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 27, 2014, 2:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Phoenix
Message: Hey, John are those pics Cindy sent available online? I'll bet someone could identify them.
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 27, 2014, 7:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: CA
Message: Ginny & I invited Royal (61) & Pat Lord over for dinner & to watch the World Series. Anyone who knows Royal Lord can appreciate his comment... His favorite two teams are the Dodgers and anyone playing the Giants.... After living in Northern California since 1970, I still am a Dodger fan but if the Giants are in the World Series, I'm cheering for them... So as you can image, we had quite a fun night when the Giants won 5-0 over KC... Royal's new favorite team... until next year when he will revert back to bleeding Dodger blue.... Until then... Go Giants...
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 26, 2014, 1:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: A Cougar sighting, yesterday! As Janice Dorn ('63) and I were headed into COSTCO, in MB, out comes Ted Ratliff ('63), and his wife! So nice to run into a "fellow classmate". We are still remembering our wonderful 50th, this October, at Ayre's. Take care, everyone, Linda Huthmaker
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 26, 2014, 6:07 am - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach
Message: A very Happy Birthday to Matt Peterson and Kathy Swanson who share this Birthday with me. Hope you both have a truly blessed and wonderful day that's fun and filled with joy and laughs and you're surrounded by family and friends. Have a great day.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 25, 2014, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne CA
Message: Just checking in. My move to San Jose went great. Hope to keep in touch with all my CT family & friends. E-Mail and phone number stays the same. Luv Yall JODY
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 25, 2014, 1:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: hesperia ca
Message: love the new COUGARTOWN banner
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 8:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Hey, new banner! I like it! Change is good.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 7:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: What a beautiful, multi-generational tribute to a fine man. George Key was an upstanding husband, father, educator and friend. Double the pleasure by spending an afternoon with John B., Milagro V., Susan K.J., Lisa M., Dale C. And Clark M. Bon Voyage George. Rest in Peace. xox
Name: Milagro Velasco ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 2:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Riverside, CA
Message: Cougar sighting. Today was the final good-bye to a wonderful Cougar, Mr. George Key. He touched the lives of so many. I will always be grateful for his direction in my life. Today taught me that he was a man of deep faith in Jesus. A man who loved The Lord and who wanted to be used by HIM. That you were! I am certain that many prayers were said for us by this man of faith. Got to see several Cougars today. Nice to see you Patty, Sue, and John.
Name: Robert Poorman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 5:01 am - HHS Time
City & State: Wayzata
Message: What a week! Lots going on last week with the packing up and moving mom (Jody Weller) on to the next chapter of her life but in closing that one I opened another. Made my first visit to the VFW and am honored to be part of Judy's Cougar Sighting. Her family played a big role in my upbringing. Okay someone has to take the blame. But it was great to meet her again after 50+ years. Jan I don't know how you keep up with her but what a fun chase it must be. John it was really great to finally meet you and once again THANK YOU for not only what you do here but what you have done for US. Breakfast was fantastic! I can't recall having eaten so much for so little. Maybe I shouldn't have responded to the order form with "All of the above"! I have one question though, did Don Mcintire ever get his breakfast? Thanks to everyone else that has supported mom over the years. You will forever be in my thoughts.
Name: Cathy Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 23, 2014, 10:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State:
Message: Just wanted to let his friends know Peter Nelson is in the hospital, he loves this site and friends, please keep him in your prayers. thanks from Cathy, his wife.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 23, 2014, 8:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: The photo and video DVDs of the class of '64 are packed up and ready to take to the Post Office tomorrow. My thanks once again to Jeff Aadnesen, Diane and Dwight Fritz and especially to Rich Sloan for putting them together for us.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 22, 2014, 2:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Thanks, Dan.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 7:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: I received the c/o '64 reunion photo and video DVDs from Rich Sloan Thursday of last week. Thanks Rich! And thanks to Jeff Aadnesen, and Diane and Dwight Fritz for your fantastic photos. Sorry that I haven't gotten them in the mail yet. I've had a lot happening. I will try to get them packaged up and in the mail in a day or two. Sue Bierman King is handling the T-shirts. If you'd like one or more please email her and please include Reunion T-shirt in the subject line. We had about 30 pre-orders and need 50 to get them at the quoted price of $10. I also have 48 more logo stemless wine glasses, if anyone didn't get one or would like more.
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 3:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: Ernie, Pierre' Z car service started out on the alley east of the 100 block of Standard St. in the city of El Segundo. The owner was a race car driver on the Grand Prix circuit from France. Pierre worked for the Gardena Datsun dealership before he opened his shop in El Segundo. Pierre worked on my 1972 Datsun 240Z. Pierre moved his shop to Hawthorne on Crenshaw. I think he changed the name to Pierre'Z Service Center. Pierre started out as a high end mechanic. He later had several used Z cars for sale. I lost track of Pierre, however I think he moved the shop to HB
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 10:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: Alta Loma, Ca
Message: Happy birthday to my "old" friend, football teammate, fellow Knight, Best man at my wedding and my daughter's Godfather, Scott McClintock c/o'70. Enjoy your day! Speaking of cars, Scott also taught me how to drive a stick in his Chevelle up the Manhattan Beach Blvd hill above the pier.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 7:17 am - HHS Time
City & State: NY, NY
Message: Roger, I took my old Leuzinger boyfriend to our recent HHS reunion. Everyone had to give him a tease about being from the rival school, but they were all very charming to him and he had a great time, as did I. Thanks again to Glenn and John and April and Greg and all the others who played a role in putting it together. Looking forward to getting the DVD. Glenn, are there still reunion t-shirts left?
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 4:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Alta Loma, Ca
Message: Happy birthday to my sister, Sandy Bunch Mills....make sure Lee waits on you hand and foot today, enjoy your day!
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 2:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Waco, TX
Message: It was a skyhawk that had been ordered by a PD that did not take delivery. I drove it on the toll way in Illinois and routinely pinned the speedometer that went up 90. It had a manual 4 on the floor and when no one was in front of me coming out of the toll booth I could be going 60 before blending back into traffic. Drove that car until it was so rusted that you could see through the front doors, the door locks were inoperable, and the trunk was permanently locked (but it could still ride like a champ on the toll way).
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 2:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Thanks for the info, guys. Looks like the guy got his information a little off.
Name: Roger Richmond ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 2:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Whitehall, Montana
Message: Many things have happened since I last wrote with the loss of our father, Frank Richmond, and the difficult part in selling the old house on Truro filled with so many memories. My wife and I both miss the good times in Hawthorne especially the friends and great times we had growing up. I reconnected recently with John Fessler, Mike Kadow and Bob Elam, all classmates I grew up with. It was fantastic sharing memories and humor. I also wore my Cougartown tee-shirt to my wife's Leuzinger reunion and lived to tell about it. In fact, one of the attendees was a former fellow baseball little-leaguer who I had not seen since I was 11. Take a look at this video
Talk about nostalgia... We were truly blessed to grow up in Hawthorne. Thanks John for this great site
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 11:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Waco, TX
Message: I just did something that I have never done before. I ordered a new car rather than choosing from cars already at the dealership. I went to the Subaru dealer and ordered my 2015 Subaru Impreza 5-door in the color that I like with only the options I want. Expected delivery will be sometime between mid-December and early-January. There are 4 cars that I have owned that I wish I had today - a '67 Mustang fast-back, a '66 Mustang coupe, a '61 Impala, and a '86 Buick Skyhawk.