Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 29, 2014, 9:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
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.
Great car story there Jim, and a great 40 that's still cruising the Blvd.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 29, 2014, 6:23 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
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!
Happy Birthday Linda, Lynne, and Eileen.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 28, 2014, 3:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
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.
Thanks Jer', that's our own Bob Fraser HHS60
Name: Petey Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 28, 2014, 1:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Smith
City & State: Oregon

Message: R.I.P. Randy Hood
Very sorry to hear this news. My sincerest condolences to the Hood family. Thanks Petey for the info.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 27, 2014, 4:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
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
Maiden: Miles
Class: 1977
City & State: Phoenix

Message: Hey, John are those pics Cindy sent available online? I'll bet someone could identify them.
Hi Debbie, No they are not online. I have many, many, many class pictures from many, many people to add but just can't add them all to the feedback page. Thanks for understanding.
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 27, 2014, 7:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
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...
Royal's pulling for the Royals? Who would have thought it
Thanks Mike
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 26, 2014, 1:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Huthmaker
Class: 1963
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
Thanks Linda for the sighting. Keep on reconnecting.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 26, 2014, 6:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
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.
Happy Birthday Matt, Kat, & David.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 25, 2014, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg.
Class: 1959
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
Thanks Jody.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 25, 2014, 1:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: hesperia ca

Message: love the new COUGARTOWN banner
Thank you Sue.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 8:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey, new banner! I like it! Change is good.
Oh Si
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 7:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
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
Class: 1974
City & State: Riverside, CA
No E-mail
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.
Nice to see you there too, Milagro. Also many teachers I hadn't seen in years.
George Key was surrounded by a great family and a multitude of diverse acquaintances who won't soon forget him as patriarch, educator, and just plain friend.
Name: Robert Poorman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 5:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
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.
Well thanks for coming out Bob, and good to finally meet you too after emailing back and forth for the past 10-15 years. Jody, I miss you already. Please stay in touch with us.
Name: Cathy Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 23, 2014, 10:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State:
No Email
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.
Thanks Cathy for the information on Peter. I will keep him in my prayers.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 23, 2014, 8:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
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
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: Thanks, Dan.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 7:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
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.
Thanks Glenn, Sue's email is sueking18 at if anyone needs it. Please put the "@" where the "at" is.
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 3:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
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
Thanks Dan for the info.
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 10:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
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.
Happy Birthday Scott ! !
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 7:17 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
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
Class: 1971
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!
Happy Birthday Sandy!!
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 2:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
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
Class: 1963
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
Class: 1968
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
Hi Roger, Seems like after the death of my dad, I got real nostalgic about our fun times in good old Hawthorne. It wasn't long after that Cougartown came about. Thanks for wearing the Tshirt and glad you lived to tell about it
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 11:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
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.
Hi Sharon, You can keep the Buick Skylark and I'll take the other 3