Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 20, 2015, 6:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena, Cali
Message: HHS Teacher Update: Dr. Phyllis Marguerite Selby Dabbs died peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, at her home in Riverside, California. She was 91. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m. at the Bakersfield Racquet Club. Born December 5, 1923, in Akron, Ohio, she was the youngest of the three children of Phyllis Barbara Sabin Selby and Warren Fowke Selby, a prominent Akron attorney. She grew up in Akron, attended public schools, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech from the University of Akron in 1944. She went on to earn Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in speech and higher education from the University of Southern California in 1952 and 1961, respectively. Dr. Dabbs began her 34-year career in public education in 1952 at Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, California, where she taught English and driver training, and served as the school librarian.
Hmmm, The first time I've ever heard that name. Checked El Molinos through 57 and no Miss Selby or Dabbs. Anyone remember that name? May be a Hawthorne school other than HHS. First librarian I find is Miss Rhodes. Thanks Leo, just checking and would like to add to Tributes but...
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 20, 2015, 5:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: I'm sure all our thoughts and prayers are with Ann Dye today. Hang tough Ann! God will not ignore the prayers of so many Cougars. For those of you who like to know what is happening on campus at HHS these days...I wandered into the new library on campus a few days ago. One item is missing from the new library...books!!!! My how the world has changed. I connected with some of the art teachers today to get help on a board honoring our national record holding mile relay team. The board will go on the front of the press box on Halcap when completed. The art department has taken over building 16 which was the science building in the 70s and I assume the 60s too. Going up the stairs I felt like I was running late for Mr. Andrade's biology class(remember those dissectible frogs ladies?. That's all that is new at the moment. Once again Ann, be strong, the Cougar nation is behind you and big Dan!!
Thanks Clark for the update.
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 20, 2015, 3:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
City & State: Havasu Lake, Ca
Message: Sending prayers and comforting thoughts to Dan and his wife Ann They are doing amazing things in Cancer research and every day is a new day Believe me I know Hang on to your prayers, hope, faith. God has surrounded you with good friends and support. He (and we) will not forget you!
Name: Andrew Archibeque ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 20, 2015, 5:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: huntington beach ca
Message: dennis dated a blonde girl from p.v. we were at a studio the beach boys were recording. dennis had picked me up in his porsche and we were going out partying afterward. this girl showed up so dennis gave me the keys to the porsche and took off with her.
Thanks Andrew, that's one for the PV girl.
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 19, 2015, 10:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: W. Covina
Message: I found out yesterday that Bill Shultz was in the hospital for a few days. I sure hope he gets feeling better real soon.
Hey Bill, Hope you're feeling better.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 19, 2015, 9:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Talked to Joyce today and she is enjoying everyone's emails. It is hard for her to send replys from her cell phone but wants to thank you all for your kind words. She has been moved to a Long Beach rehab facility and will be there for probably another week.
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 19, 2015, 8:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: W.Covina CA
Message: Dan, I am so sorry to hear about Ann and her fight against cancer. Modern medicine can do wonders and I will be praying for her. Congratulations on the twins, double trouble my friend. At least when ya spoil them ya can send them home and don't have to suffer the consequences. My twins are both living in my Hawthorne house. Good luck to Ann, praying for a speedy recovery.
Name: Grandpa Jimmy Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 19, 2015, 6:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang Ca
Message: Praying in Solvang Danny
Name: John Hagethorn ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 19, 2015, 6:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Sort of a Cougar sighting. Met the son of Richard Edwards HHS 64 or 65, he was not sure. His brother was a teacher at HHS during the 90s I guess, is now working for Centinela Valley school district.
Hey John, Thanks for the sighting... son of a Cougar is close enough. Thanks for checking in too.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 19, 2015, 3:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: NBA star and fashion statement Russell Westbrook was featured in a story on "CBS Sunday Morning" today. He was shown briefly at Leuzinger High, where he began his basketball career. He was also a Bruin for a few years. As to his clothes, I was reminded of Wilde's remark that "Fashion changes so often because it is so awful."
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 18, 2015, 7:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
Message: Mr. Dye and Mrs. Ann I certainly will be praying for your wife. I am a cancer survivor and I feel God is great. God will hear our prayers for your Ann and heal her. God Bless you both and your family. By the way I too have twins a set of grandsons and a set of granddaughters. They are precious and I feel God felt that when twins arrive to us it's because he felt they are so great he had to send two.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 18, 2015, 11:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Dan, I personally know that cancer can be beat. Wish you all the best.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 18, 2015, 9:50 am - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
Message: you are so funny
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 18, 2015, 8:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut
Message: John, I noticed Hessie McKnight's birthday was yesterday. Remember way back when she was an issue on Feedback? I don't recall the results if she was, in fact, the T-Bird girl or some other cute girl. Was she the girl that took her Daddy's T-Bird that the BB's sang about?
I do not know and I guess if you googled "who was the girl blah blah blah" you'd probably get many absolute authentications. Maybe it was just a generic girl in a Tbird song (great 60s song, by the way). Who can really prove or disprove it without talking to the writers, Brian Wilson or Mike Love.
Here is one excerpt from
There have been many rumors about the identity of the girl in the song, but when we spoke with Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love, he said: "As far as I knew, there was no particular person that was the inspiration for that song. It was more generic. Because, what kid, when they get their driver's license, doesn't want to borrow the family car and they go cruisin' through the hamburger stand, or they say they need to go to the library, but who knows? [Laughing] Sometimes other thoughts become more attractive."
Here are the most common stories we've heard about who the girl is supposedly about: A girl Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson was dating. She came from a rich family in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles and used to tell her father she was going to study at the library and needed his Ford Thunderbird to get there. Instead of driving to the library, she would hang out with Dennis at his apartment. Dennis would say, "We'll have fun till her daddy takes the T'bird away," and this became the hook.
Shirley Johnson England, whose father, Howard, owned the Utah radio station KNAK. Shirley claims that she used to borrow her dad's T-Bird, and one day got caught taking it to the drive-in instead of the library. The Beach Boys spent a lot of time at the station for promotional appearances, and when they heard this story, they wrote the song about Shirley

I'm sure there are many more if you really looked.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 18, 2015, 3:35 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Dan and family. Our prayers will be with your family as your lovely wife undergoes surgery. I'm so sorry she has to go through this. By the way we also have a grandson named Cade.
Whatever happened to names like Sherry, Doug, Dan, or Ann? When I was 6 I wished my name was Zorro.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 17, 2015, 1:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: To Dan and Ann-- Congratulations on the birth of your granchildren! Ann- we have you in our prayers. Love and strength to you both.
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 17, 2015, 7:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: Thank you all for the birthday wishes. Yes, I celebrated my 29, that's 29 years before I turn 100. My best birthday gift was the birth of my new twin grand babies on 3-30-15. The boy is Cade and the girl is Kira. I would like to have your prayers for my wife of 45 years, Ann. She is fighting cancer and is having surgery on Monday the 20. The surgery will determine how extensive the next surgery will be. Thank you Dan
Hi Dan, my prayers are with you and Ann.
Name: Pat Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 17, 2015, 3:13 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY
Message: Happy birthday to fellow birthday-sharer, JB Schroeder! The only other person I kmow who had this birthday was Nikita Khrushchev! I'm going out with friends to celebrate, but we'll be sure to raise a toast to you too, JB.
Happy Birthday Pat and JB
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 17, 2015, 2:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Happy birthday to JB Schroeder, an old teammate. Hear you're getting around better. Also to Patty Kavanaugh, who lived just a few houses south of us on Ramona.
Happy Birthday Pat, and to my old teammate too, JB Schroeder. Have a great day.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 16, 2015, 7:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Just like Max I made a connection With a 74 grad today. Hawthorne had a track meet at Beverly Hills today so I called melody Dickens(74) who teaches chemistry at a middle school in Beverly hills. After her school let out she came over to the high school stadium and we spent a couple of enjoyable hours catching up. Alex Bravo was the starter for the track meet so we had Cougars everywhere in the 90210!
Thanks Clark, keep reconnecting.
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 15, 2015, 9:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights
Message: My wife and I had a wonderful happy hour or two with MaryAnn Dowell. She had a layover in Sacramento between flights.
Nice to see you 74ers getting together Max. Maryann, have you been flying all over the US looking for a friend?
Name: Lea Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 15, 2015, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Truckee CA
Message: Happy Birthday to my favorite Thornian, Bill Baker, and to everyone else celebrating today! And thanks, John, for everything you do to keep Cougartown alive and well.
Hi Lea, Happy Birthday Billy Boy!! Hope to see you two real soon.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 14, 2015, 3:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Oro Valley, AZ
Message: Very sad day for me. I just got the message that a very good friend of mine, John Fragnito passed away in his sleep. He graduated from HHS in 1962 and then from Art Center School of design. He was an amazing artist and the world will miss his artistic contribution. He worked tirelessly with the Boys and Girls Clubs following his college graduation. He was a real sweetheart and I will miss my friend.
Sad news Ricki. I remember John from HHS. Sorry to hear we've lost another. Our sincere condolences to you and the Fragnito family.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 14, 2015, 7:07 am - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
Message: Happy birthday to Kathy Peterson Downer and many more
Happy Birthday Kathy!!
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 13, 2015, 2:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to Dan Dye! Get Well, Joyce. Good thoughts coming to both of you!
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 13, 2015, 10:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Wine Country
Message: He's not only "one of the greats today," he's also holds longest HHS track record holder. Happy birthday Dan!
Name: Susan Abraham ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 13, 2015, 9:16 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Abraham
Class: 1974
City & State: Hamden, CT
Message: Dennis Kilroy, what a beautiful article. Thank you for sharing that.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 13, 2015, 8:20 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the all time biggest "hunks" at HHS. Hope you have a great day with your family and beautiful wife. But, DON'T open the door if it is Judy Wudy in her red lipstick! Also, so sorry to hear about Joyce...get well soon! Janet
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 13, 2015, 7:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: A big Happy Birthday to Dan Dye. I enjoyed visiting with you and Ann at cruise night a couple of weeks ago. I hope you have a terrific day today!
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 13, 2015, 6:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang Ca
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE greats today Danny Dye may God bless you with many more, love ya man and thanks for being my friend. And everyone else having a birthday today same to you too!
Hey Danny Boy, Happy Birthday Maaaannn!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 12, 2015, 9:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: For all who know my former wife, Joyce Savisky, she fell on Saturday and broke her hip. Joyce is in the hospital in Newport Beach for the next few days. She can get email on her cell phone if you'd like to send her a get well message. I know it might cheer her up a little. Her email is
Thanks all and get well Joyce.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 10, 2015, 11:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Hey Dennis: That photo was taken at the Knight/Diaconian meeting Wednesday afternoon. I arrived a little early for track practice and one of the Knight vice-presidents is a quarter-miler on the track team and he invited me to attend the meeting. The clubs are now one joint club rather than two. I had pulled my Knight sweater out of moth balls and they got a kick out of that. A real nice group of young people carrying on in traditional Knight Diaconian fashion. They informed me they no longer have sweaters but they have maroon pullover hoodies(what else?!) I committed to buy one next week and the club said they would like to attend our next cruise night. On a different note we had a big track meet on Thursday at Culver City against Culver and El Segundo. For the first time in a dozen years the varsity boys won by beating El Segundo and they put up a battle with Culver. I felt like a very proud Cougar as all the athletes fought hard and one El Segundo parent said he was impressed with our athletes because they showed a lot of spirit and cheered on their teammates. The coaching staff has a five year plan to make us competitive with everyone in the South Bay. I want to beat Mira Costa very badly!
Hi Clark, That is great news about our track team. Thanks for the update. I had thought the Knights and Diaconians were dissolved years ago.
Name: Susan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 10, 2015, 8:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: nelson
Class: 1969
City & State: Anderson,cal.
Message: A "double" Happy Birthday to Galen and Larry, two great classmates of '69- Have a wonderful day, guys!
Happy Birthday Galen and Larry.
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 9, 2015, 9:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Here is a good story about some current HHS Kids. I spotted our own Clark Millman in the background.
Thanks Dennis for the article. Send the link again.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 9, 2015, 8:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday Jody . Hope you are doing ok up North. Miss you!
Happy Birthday Jody
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 9, 2015, 7:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: omg when did Bob pass away and of what? I was in the Band Banner Carrier Bob was Drum Major John Swallow was the other omg can't believe it Prayers to the family friends and Cougers he was a great man very easy to get along with a smile on his face RIP Bob
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 9, 2015, 9:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Temecula
Message: Hello , I just received an e-mail from Cynthia Melendrez, wife of Cougar Bob Melendrez. His funeral will be on April 18th at 2pm,at the South Bay Calvary Chapel, reception following. All Cougars are welcome!
Thanks Paco
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 9, 2015, 9:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: A BIG Happy Birthday to my good friend from the class of 59, Jody Weller. Have a fun day, Jody.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 8, 2015, 12:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to the class of '62's foreign exchange student Aase Kristiansen. Also, to an old high school sweetie, Fred haven't changed a bit! Hope you had a wonderful day.
Hi Aase and Fred and Happy Birthday to you both.
Name: Jeanie Ely ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 8, 2015, 6:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Aakhus
Class: 1971
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: My heart and prayers go out to Bob's family. I also worked with Bob at TRW/Northrop for years. He was such a good guy and his passion for music was endless. He will be missed.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 7, 2015, 2:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: John...its very sad to hear of the passing of Bob Melendrez. We both worked at TRW and had our HHS alma mater in common. In the early 90's we had an oldies garage band and Bob graced us by playing drums for our first few "gigs". Bob, of course, was a very talented musician and his involvement gave us a sense of legitimacy. Our Tuesday night rehearsals were the greatest of times. I'm sorry that I hadn't seen much of Bob since retiring. May he rest in peace.