Name: Thomas Clark ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 26, 2014, 2:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: Roseville ca.
Message: I went to Inglewood, but hung around a lot of Hawthorne students. I also new the best street racers, one was Dan Mc Mullen from Hawthorne, in Blue, 66, vette I worked at the A&W on Hawthorne around 65. I have alot of memories from Hawthorne and it's people, a lot of memories. Like to find Donna Ware, class of 67. .916 521 4305
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 25, 2014, 5:25 pm - HHS Time
Message: FYI: Your donation for the Disneyland raffle which is to aid the Hawthorne VFW. Sorry we don't take plastic Leo. However, call us and we'll get your tickets in and give you our mailing address. I know, I know..it's sort of like the religious ministers on TV say, "We'll contact God and pray for you, but send your checks to my address." I'm on my honor. Merry Christmas.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 6:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: John, To donate to the VFW roof program, if we call Judy and the phone number listed, do you know if she takes plastic or do we need to mail a check? Thanks
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 6:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: John, Happy Holidays to all. This is another fundraising idea I have; an Alumni football game. Below is a blurb from the website of the program that I am aware of and I know the father of the president of this organization: Alumni Football USA has put on over 1,000 games in 24 states in the past 29 years. We have helped raise over $770,000 for local communities around the country. Everyone has a great time revisiting yesteryear. We are proud to be a part of this phenomenon. All these guys are so happy they get one last chance on the field. I have had plenty of guys, after the game, in tears just for the opportunity. In May 2012 there were fathers playing with sons and nephews, a high school football coach playing despite a prosthetic leg, a 50 year old who lost 68 pounds to play, a 19 year old coached the winning team, and a soldier flew in from Afghanistan to play- and that was just one game.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 6:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach
Message: To the amazing John Baker and family, all of Cougartown and especially my beautiful friends from the great class of 74. With deepest love and affection I wish you all and your families a very Merry Christmas, peace, joy, happiness, and good health in the coming New Year. John it is with deepest respect and appreciation that for yet another year, you have manned the controls of this amazing masterpiece site to provide us all with a forum to remain as close as we are. You are the tie that binds the alumni of HHS, the greatest High School in the country. May the Lord bless us, every one...
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 3:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Newnan, GA.
Message: Merry Christmas to all
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 3:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Citrus Heights
Message: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all my COUGAR friends. Be safe and chat with you later!
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 2:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Parker, Az
Message: It's been about 7 years since I posted this, so I think it's time for a re-run for all our new members. Merry Christmas to John and all his pet Cougars.
Twas the night before Christmas and all through CT
Not a creature was stirring, except for JB.
The T-shirts were packed in their boxes with care
With all hope that Fed Ex would get them all there.
The Cougars were nestled all snug in their beds
While old Beach Boys lyrics sang loud in their heads.
With John in his sweater, the letterman kind,
He checked into Feedback for what he would find.
When what to his wondrous eyes should appear,
But dozens of entries from friends far and near.
Greetings from Cougars across this great land,
Old students from Football and Chorus and Band.
Cheerleaders, Swimmers, and Wrestlers they were,
The Surfers and Hodads and Cruisers were here.
All those bringing wishes for John and this site,
Brought tears to his eyes on this glorious night.
The Biermans and Sloeys and Greasbys abound,
And Paco, El Rojo and the rest were around.
Others may read and not post, I would think,
Except when Dan Johnson promotes "Which One's Pink".
And let's not forget the Valencia 7
Who's friendship makes John feel like he's in Heaven.
Now some other Schools just remember their past,
But what JB's done is really a blast.
While other alumni might just feel down,
John Baker has blessed us with this CougarTown.
So remember your family and close friends, this Yule,
But just as important, "Be True To Your School"
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 1:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: Just wanted to wish the whole dim-dam Cougartown family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! And a huge THANK YOU and MC to our own Webmaster, the one, the only, JOHN "the man" BAKER! How very fortunate and just flat out lucky we all are to have you provide this fine venue for us. You are one special Dude, Dude! And Paco darlin', that sweater ain't half bad except tell me ... does that green glow in the dark?!!? LOVE YOU ALL COUGARTOWN!
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 12:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Merry Christmas Everyone! Once again- I can't thank you enough John for creating our virtual hometown. I wish you and your family and friends a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 9:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Dear John and all our Cougartown friends and families, We wish you all a blessed and peaceful Christmas. Enjoy each other's company and stay joyful.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 8:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: Ho Ho Ho wishing all Cougs and their families and friends very Merry Christmas Peace, Love, Laughter, Health and safe Holiday have a wonderful day enjoy lol
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 23, 2014, 3:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: Judy, the checks in the mail! And, MERRY CHRISTMAS and a fantastic New Year to all of you. Hope to see you all in 2015!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my old band buddy Darrel Boesiger. You taught me everything I needed to know about playing the trombone! (I know Mr. Morgan probably still regrets that mandate that all flag girls and majorettes had to play an instrument if they were sitting in his class)!Janet
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 23, 2014, 1:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Karen, isn't having Ugly Sweater Contests bullying . . . Paco spent the whole year knitting that sweater and you call it ugly. Paco that is the most handsome winter sweater I have seen on CT this year! (It is the most ugly also.)
Name: Mary Ann Walton-martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 22, 2014, 6:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy New Year! And, you've got to love these Bowl Games! GO HOGS! FIGHT ON!
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 22, 2014, 6:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: We would like to nominate Paco as the winner of the 2014 Cougartown Ugly Sweater Contest. The pattern is permanently etched in my eyeballs. Judy, I laughed so hard I spit out the shrimp we were having for dinner. We will take a ride over to the post tomorrow to get our tickets. Great cause.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 22, 2014, 3:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City
Message: Cougar Sighting: (sorta) Sunday: So there I was in the kitchen making dinner, rinsing my shrimp and patting my snapper dry..and in walks Eric Putnam to buy some tickets for the VFW raffle to be drawn on January 2. Since our last posting extending the ticket pulling date, we've come up with a few more hundred dollars. Good thing I got the money from Eric in my hands because since he's now seen me with no make up - my extra baggy white shorts in need of a leg waxing and ripped t-shirt, I'll have to kill him. And now JB, you can make that nasty comment you've been holding in through this reading... you know the one...about rinsing my shrimp and patting my snapper. Call me for your tickets before it's too late. (310) 891-2375
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 22, 2014, 2:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Temecula
Message: Merry Christmas to everyone! Happy Birthday to all, Camille and Ronin especially. Alan and Wade..? Where's Backus? Fight On to the Sloey's!!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 22, 2014, 10:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: A beneficial suggestion: watch Mike Stallings' great slideshow at setting speed 2. I was still in the service and overseas twice that year of '74, but it's still a fascinating document.
Name: Bob Clobucker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2014, 8:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Reno NV.
Message: Many thanks to Mike Stallings for the slide show. An incredible glimpse into the past. Captured the essence of the era. Merry Christmas-Happy New Year. BC 73
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2014, 5:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Jose CA
Message: Just a quick note to wish all my Cougartown Family & Friends a MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR. I received 2 calls today to see if I was going to VFW Breakfast 12/21?? I guess they have not read the messages or do not know I now live in San Jose. EVERYONE---PLEASE HAVE A SAFE AND SANE HOLIDAY.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2014, 5:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Eugene, Orygun
Message: Happy Birthday to my first HHS crush and Spanish 2 classmate Camille Hill. Me escanto esa nina en su escartlata y oro traje cheerleader
....So I get up this morning and before the coffee was hot I thought CT had been hacked, only to find out this afternoon that it was an honest mistake by our own leader Kim jong john. Scarey stuff there JB..
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2014, 10:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: beaumont, CA
Message: STOP FIDDLIN' WITH IT JOHNNY, IT'S FINE!!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2014, 9:21 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Sorry about the User Name and Password thing. I accidentally password protected the whole site. My mistake.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2014, 12:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: I don't know where it came from, but last night I was thinking about the Bell Labratories (they made the latest technology the dial phone) movie series produced for AT&T. I remember several, 'Our Mr. Sun,' and 'Hemo the Magnificent.' I'm sure there were more. Anyone else remember these.
Name: Karen Bearns ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2014, 10:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Hi to all and Merry Christmas. What a good job Mike did on the 40th Reunion Presentation. That was great. Comet Boy and i really enjoyed it.Good memories indeed. Everyone have a nice holiday, Karen
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2014, 9:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, ca
Message: Good move Jan! I hope lots more Cougs get on board to help a good cause. I think 20 bucks is about 3 lattes, isn't it? (Of course, I am a bit disappointed that I won't be able to go to Disneyland during the holidays!...sorry Susan King.)
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2014, 5:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: To our Cougartown family....the VFW fundraiser for roof repairs has been extended until January 1, 2015. We tried to push this fundraiser through on a short notice and a short selling period and found that we did not give ourselves enough time to make this happen successfully. Please understand our dilemma and please continue to support our efforts. Thanks to those who have already purchased tickets....the phone number we posted (310-891-2375) has helped to bring in much needed funds. We'll post the winners name once the drawing takes place. Our flyer has been updated and you can access it by clicking the link on the banner at the top of Cougartown. Thank you again for your continued support of the Hawthorne Veterans of Foreign Wars.