Name: Thomas Clark ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 26, 2014, 2:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
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
Hi Thomas, Thanks for chiming in and good luck on your quest to find Donna. I'm sure someone here knows her.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 25, 2014, 5:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964

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'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
Maiden: Ainsworth
Class: 1964
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
I don't know about plastic. Judy, what are the payment terms?
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 6:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
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.
Sounds like fun Leo. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 6:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
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...
David, You have that HHS Spirit. Thanks man and you too have a very Merry and a Happy.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 3:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, GA.

Message: Merry Christmas to all
Hey Dennis, Merry Christmas to you too man.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 3:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Roelen
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights

Message: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all my COUGAR friends. Be safe and chat with you later!
Hi Max, Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 2:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
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"
Aww Alan, Thanks for that reprise. Now THAT is Talent, folks. Thanks man and Merry Christmas to you too.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 1:38 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
No E-mail
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!
Well Merry Dang Christmas to you too Doris. Thanks to you for being here for the last couple a decades or so..... and please don't ever go away.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 12:51 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
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!!!
Thanks for the thanls Patty and thank you for sticking around for all these years. Merry Christmas to you, Mike, Peter and Allie.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 9:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
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.
Thanks Bob and Karen, and Merry Christmas to you. See you on New Years.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 24, 2014, 8:34 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
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
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
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
Have a Merry Christmas Janet and Happy Birthday Darrell.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 23, 2014, 1:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
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.)
MAAAANN!! That's a BAD LOOKIN sweater man.
Name: Mary Ann Walton-martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 22, 2014, 6:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
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!
Merry Christmas Mary Ann.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 22, 2014, 6:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
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
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
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
I would not touch that line with my 10 foot pole, Judy. Good luck with the raffle and I'll wait until 7am tomorrow to drop by with the 20 bucks.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 22, 2014, 2:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
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!!

Merry Christmas man!!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 22, 2014, 10:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
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
Class: 1973
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
Merry Christmas Bob.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2014, 5:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
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.
Well Merry C and a Happy NY to you too Jody. Are you going to the VFW breakfast?
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2014, 5:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, Orygun
No E-mail
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..
No just a mistake by me. All is well. Happy Birthday Camille!!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2014, 10:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: beaumont, CA

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 20, 2014, 9:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
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
Class: 1964
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
Class: 1972
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
Merry Christmas Karen.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 19, 2014, 9:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
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
Class: 1963
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.
Thanks Janny