Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 9:10 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Sweet Noreen Crotty Culley is having a birthday today - Many, happy, more Noreen!!
Hi Noreen, Happy Birthday to you!!
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 8:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido ca.
No E-mail
Message: Northrop YB-35 The Northrop YB-49 was a prototype jet-powered heavy bomber aircraft developed by Northrop Corporation shortly after World War II for service with the U.S. Air Force. The YB-49 featured a Flying Wing design and was a jet-powered development of the earlier, piston- engined Northrop XB-35 and YB-35. The two YB-49s actually built were both converted YB-35 test aircraft. The YB-49 never entered production, being passed over in favor of the more conventional Convair B-36 piston-driven design. Design work performed in the development of the YB-35 and YB-49 nonetheless proved to be valuable to Northrop decades later in the eventual development of the B-2 stealth bomber
Name: Lenora Puls ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 4:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Mills
Class: 1966
City & State: Murrieta, Ca

Message: I am so sorry to hear of Jim Fox's passing. Such a wonderful classmate.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 1:21 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: I seem to remember a fence/shield that was built at the end of the runway on the Prairie Ave end to shield the street from the jet blasts. Probably because the runway was too short.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 12:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: The definitive book on Northrop and the 'Wings' is Northrop Flying Wings. A History of Jack Northrop's Visionary Aircraft by Garry R. Pape with John M. Campbell (Schiffer Publishing Ltd. I got my copy at the Smithsonian Air Museum but it's probably available online as well. I remember someone saying that Northrop Field and Hawthorne Airport were separate fields with a street between them and the fences could be laid down allowing them to use the length of both runways. Gordon Bell hhs62 said he lived in Palmdale for a short while when his dad was there working on the Flying Wings.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 11:59 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to a favorite '62 classmate....Sue Smith. Hope you are having a great day.
Happy Birthday Sue
Name: Barney F McArdle ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 10:18 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McArdle
Class: 1958
City & State: SAN ANTONIO

Message: Yep, I remember seeing those beautiful "Flying Wings" also there at the field. Those were the days.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2015, 8:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Wow, what a great photo. It would be interesting to have more information on it. If that's Northrop Field (Hawthorne Airport), that's a mighty short field to fly those big babies in or out.
I remember them flying over our house on Cedar Av when I was about 5 years old. Lots and lots of noise and smoke.
Name: Harry Plotkin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2015, 4:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City, California

Message: Lillian- Lillian- Happy Birthday Love, Harry
Lillian- Happy Birthday Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday Lil
Name: Jim Suess ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2015, 3:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968

Message: Correction on the photo of the Northrop's flying wing bombers, they aren't YB-49's but are YB-35's. The description of the photo should be "Eleven YB-35s in various stages of completion outside the Northrop plant." Source ->
Thanks Jim
Name: Roger Richmond ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2015, 8:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Whitehall, MT

Message: Hello Mitch Bednarski: John Baker contacted me and said you were looking for me... I tried your email address, but it doesn't seem to work, so please try again. It has been along time since we were in the shadows of Eucalyptus school growing up.... Best wishes and look forward to hearing from you... Thanks, Roger
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2015, 4:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: I remember Stanley as a very nice and quiet guy. May he rest in peace.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 12, 2015, 10:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Cougar sighting. Not a classic like Linda and Judy but I seem to find all the young Cougars. I was having dinner tonight at the Olive Garden in Manhattan and struck up a conversation with the hostess. it was Giselle Morales HHS '12. I always find it interesting that the young Cougars have vastly different memories about high school in general. Giselle had our old campus for most of her time at HHS. When I drive by HHS nowadays and I think: "I know I went to Hawthorne High but that is my school only in name."
Hi Clark, no, that is your school. They've just updated it. Thanks for the sighting.
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 12, 2015, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA

Message: Dear John, Happy New Year to all of Ctown. I hope we all had a Glorious Christmas. For the Class of 77 we have some Sad News. Our Classmate Bevan Feist has passed away. Here are the details for his service. Celebration of Life Service for Bevan Feist Saturday January 24th Our Condolences to his family. 10:00 AM Shepard of the Valley Lutheran Church 4191 Cochran St. Simi Valley, 93063
In lieu of flowers family encourages donations to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation
Rest in peace Bevan.
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 12, 2015, 3:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
City & State: Havasu Lake, Ca

Message: The news of Jim Fox passing has me a little shaken I am remembering how the Fox family took me in as part of their family and treated me as one of their own. They uplifted me and encouraged me at a time I needed it most and got me back on track in a very positive way. Even though we lost touch for many years, when we finally found each other again, it was like no time was lost There was lots of laughter, hot chocolate and English muffins with marmalade at Chips, picnics on the beach, Oil painting classes with Caroline, wonderful dinners around their family table I could go on and on. They were a praying family so I know that we will reconnect in heaven Love you Mary, Del, Caroline, Charlie, and Jim. God bless your memory!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 12, 2015, 10:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: The '63 El Molino on shows Stanley George Duckworth on page 22. A search of the book reveals no other references. The yearbooks from '56 to '59 are the only gap between '53 and '88 on the website.
Thanks John
Name: Emily McIntyre ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 11, 2015, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo beach

Message: Hello. I'm Stanley G Duckworth's daughter. He passed away March 16th 2014. I would love it if anyone here knew him and had stories about him. He was an amazing father and I'd just like to hear more stories about him.
Emily, I think Stanley was in the class of 1963, kind of a little guy as I recall. I remember him from Hawthorne Intermediate but didn't really know him. Maybe others will have stories.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 11, 2015, 6:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: To the class of 66; just heard from Jim Fox's daughter that Jim passed away on Thursday. No plans have been made yet but as soon as they are, they'll be posted. Jim was a good friend and one of our very first Cougartowners. You will be missed, buddy.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 11, 2015, 1:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: Advice to all. Don't skip your annual flu shot. I almost always get it, but didn't for the past couple of years. Mistake. Just getting over the flu, with fever finally below 100. I hate needles but it is so much better to get the shot than the flu, even if the vaccine isn't perfect each year.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 10, 2015, 9:28 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA

Message: It was really fun meeting Judy at CVS. For years she has been bringing laughter here to CT. And it was our white "rat" that Jeri Bailey and I named after Mr. Plotkin. We built a maze for the eighth grade science fair at Dana. Harry would wander through trying to find the cheese. The night before the fair my cat, Tom, ate Harry. Our exhibit was missing a crucial part! But we loved Mr. Plotkin (not algebra though, I am sorry to say).
The cat ate my homework. I used that a few times Thanks Linda.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 9, 2015, 12:20 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: I also want to wish Lee Ann Nixon a Happy Birthday. A very nice lady. I had the pleasure of sitting with her at our 50th class reunion.
Happy Birthday Lee Ann.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 8, 2015, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Harbor City

Message: Cougar sighting: So, I'm down in Torrance getting my full body wax on special "Italian day." No Makeup, no hairdo, and inside thighs are still sticking together from remnant wax. (the girls know what I'm talking about) and stopped quickly at CVS where a very nice woman stopped me and said, "I know you from CT." It was Linda Dill. She mentioned Harry Plotkin and said that he was one of her favorite teachers, so much so that she once named a cat after him, Harry not Mr. Plotkin.) (are you laughing Harry??) Before leaving I started to whip out my cell to take a picture of her, but then I realized that she may want to take one of me in return, and then I'd have to kill her. There you have it.
Thanks Til, good one.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 7, 2015, 7:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: Happy Birthday to 1964's Lee Ann Nixon, we have known each other for over 68 years!
Happy Birthday Lee Ann. Have a great day.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 6, 2015, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks

Message: Gee John, I NEVER have trouble loading Cougartown on my computer - perhaps it's because I have you on SPEED DIAL!! BTW, you should call me. We are overdue for our lunch date. And Jan and Judy, rats, I didn't win the Disneyland tix - but I'm thrilled that the Post raised some dough! How much are you still short for the roof repair?
Sue darlin', 12 days to the VFW breakfast. Grab Poppy and Grampa Daryl and come on down. I'll buy. Yeah, that'll happen. I'll be out for lunch in about a week and thanks for checking in.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 6, 2015, 7:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: For a couple of months some of you, including me, have been having trouble getting connected to Cougartown pages. Either it takes 20 seconds or longer to load a page or won't load at all. After talking to tech support, we have been moved to another server so hopefully this irritating problem will be gone. Thanks all for your patience and understanding.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2015, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: I was thrilled to win second place in the drawing, but I promise to come and use the gift cert in LA rather than NY! I was even more thrilled that a decent amount of money was raised for the roof and hope that it covers most of the expenses.
Congratulations PAT!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2015, 8:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Happy Birthday to Ron Householder HHS59, Shirley Roy HHS62, and Lillian Parra HHS63, 3 of my favorite Cougars. Hope you all have a fun day today.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 3, 2015, 11:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA

Message: The results are in for the VFW fundraiser: Disneyland tickets went to Jennifer Smythe, Hawthorne alumni. Second place went to Hawthorne alumni Pat Kavanaugh Bagby; third and fourth place to VFW members Chuck Reilly and Javier Acevedo. Congratulations to our winners and congratulations to all who participated - you helped the VFW raise over eight hundred dollars for our much needed roof and ceiling repairs. Thank you all who supported our Post. Next up: a casino bus trip in early March. Flyer to follow. Hope to see many of you at our January breakfast...and our bus trip!
Congratulations to the winners!!
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2015, 7:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA

Message: Cougars....there's twenty-five hours left to enter our VFW fundraiser to help us repair our roof. The drawing for four Disneyland park-hopper tickets - valued at $600 - will take place tomorrow night - Friday night - at 8:30. You still have time to call me at 310-891-2375 and tell us how many tickets you want...and I will hold you to getting your check in the mail. However, calling me at home will end tomorrow at 3:30pm, then I'm off to help out at bingo. Then you have to call the Post to buy your tickets. Thanks to those who have called us for tickets and sent in their money. It's not too late to help us out. See the banner at the top of the Feedback page and check out our flyer. Happy New Year to all of you. May 2015 be your best year ever!
I was kinda hoping 2055 would be my best year ever.