Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2015, 2:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Mom told us that she used to play with Jim Thorpe's kids.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2015, 2:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Saw the picture of Jim Thorpe and wanted you to know his wife worked at the Bank of America in Hawthorne for some years. I know because she came into my dad's cafe across the street. I thought her name was Dorothy.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2015, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut
Message: I would like to wish Pat Lee Hydo a very happy birthday today.
Happy Birthday Pat ! !
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2015, 8:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Happy Birthday to Betty Severance Weatherly. We missed you both at our 50th! We are having a "70th Birthday Bash", on August 22, 2015, at Sizzler in Torrance. Do try to make it 12p-3p. Please e-mail for the particulars. Take care! Best Regards, Linda
Happy Birthday Betty.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2015, 11:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy birthday to Gordon Bell, fellow '62er and Betty Severance, yet another HHS flag girl friend. Hope you both have a terrific day. Loretta, so happy you are home and hope you continue to improve. Hugs, Janet
Happy Birthday Gordo and Betty.
Name: Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2015, 12:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1962
City & State: Hawthorne,ca
Message: I want to Thank everyone for all their Good Wishes, Prayers, Cards, Flowers and Calls to my Family. After 3 weeks, I did get to go home this last week. I still have a Trach, but I do have a Talking Plug. It will be a long road, But God welling This Trach will come off in time. Again Love you all, Thank you again. God Bless and all do stay healthy. Love Loretta and Family...P.S: John I miss you and I hope to be well enough to still be on the committee Love Ya
Aww Loretta, I have been praying for you. So glad you are home and on the mend. We will re-schedule our reunion luncheon when you and Dan's wife, Ann are feeling up to it, no rush, just get well. Love you too girl.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 16, 2015, 6:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Cougar veterans of work at TRW should read the biography of Si Ramo in the Friday "Investor's Business Daily." Dr. Ramo turned 102 on May 7. What a guy. If you find the WSJ and Fox News to be too liberal, read the IBD.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 16, 2015, 4:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: CRESTVIEW
Message: F.Y.I. There will be a 44 year Reunion for the First "Ever" Hang Glider Championships on May 23rd , at Dockweiler Beach Go west on Imperial and turn left (South) on the beach in front of the Hyperion Stacks , this all day event has significance for several HHS Alumni. For more information go to U.S.HAWKS Hang Gliders The reunion will include actual Hang Glider flight "lesson" mention you know * me Neil Larson USHPA #24 enjoy a day at the beach with many Hang Glider Pilots and enthusiasts .... Bring Your Camera!
Thanks Neil
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 15, 2015, 11:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Such good news about Ann Dye and Loretta. Thank you John for this website where we can keep in touch with fellow Cougars.
You are welcome Sherry
Name: Michael Flatten ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 9:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: waddell,az.
Message: happy birthday to one of my favorite football teammates, doug kinn. have a great day.
Happy Birthday Doug!!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 6:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Just a quick recap of the Track & field season at HHS this year. The season ended last Thursday with the Ocean League finals at Lawndale. This was a rebuilding year for the track team, last years team consisted of twelve athletes. We had 60 plus athletes this year and were able to field a competitive team for dual meets. At league final our varsity girl shot putter medaled and my frosh-soph hurdler got second in both hurdle races and picked up a third medal in the 4x100. The team next year should be much better as more kids are showing interest now that we are having success. Unfortunately the school did not renew the teaching contract for the head coach which will damage our five year plan to return to a highly successful program I have applied to be head coach but as is true in most districts, credentialed teachers get priority over off campus individuals. It was fun being an assistant coach this year and the kids definitely help to keep one young!
Thanks for the update Clark and good luck with the Cougar track team.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 2:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Two favorite Foster's story's: 1) Jerry Benson had a Nash Metropolitan and Bruce George has a Morris Minor. They raced across the street going both on Hawthorne Blvd. They were soooo slow a police car passed them on the right and never knew they were racing. 2) The first 409 that pulled through the lot with the headers wide open.
I remember either Jerry or Bruce telling that story. A crackup, thanks Gar'
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 11:48am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Just talked to Jerry Rigney who had called Fosters to verify the closing rumor, and that is just what it was, a rumor. They are NOT closing, so good news for all. Thanks Jerry for the information.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 9:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: The Centinela Valley Union High School District has posted links to some of the vintage yearbooks including the El Molinos feom 1958, 1980, 1988, 1989 and 1990. Perhaps they will continue to add them. The PDFs seem to be large and take awhile to load. Have a look at: CVUHSD Yearbooks
Thanks Glenn
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 8:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Great to hear the news about Ann Dye! Prayer is a pretty powerful gift isn't it? Also heard that Loretta Cuiper came home from the hospital after a very long stay. So, good news all around. But... we are hearing a rumor that Foster's Freeze is closing tomorrow? Has anyone heard if this is true or not? What a sad thing if true.
Yes I heard that too. Another long standing business and "hangout" from the early days will be no more.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2015, 7:02pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Received a text from Dan Dye and he said Ann is doing well. The doctor said the Monday operation couldn't have gone better. Ann has been up and has taken a couple of laps around her room. Dan wants to thank you all for your prayers for he and Ann.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2015, 5:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Oro valley
Message: God be with Ann and Dan at this time. I have gone through it with my husband and I know how painful it is on both of you. You are both in my prayers. Love to all my Cougar family!
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2015, 8:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia, CA
Happy Birthday Kathy.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 12, 2015, 9:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Dennis Wilson and the Beach Boys got a nice shout out by James Taylor on the Howard Stern radio show this morning. They made a movie together with Warren Oates, Black Top Highway.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 11, 2015, 12:24 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Dan and Anne, keeping you both in prayer during this very tough time. Hope to see your smiling faces again before too long! Hugs and love, Janet
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 11, 2015, 9:46 am - HHS Time
Maiden: jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: hesperia, ca
Message: Many prayers today for Ann and Dan Dye. May God give you strength
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 11, 2015, 8:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Dan and Ann, You have a huge prayer circle among all your extended Cougar family. Stay strong and remember those wonderful grand-babies who need you and love you. We do, too.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2015, 10:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang Ca
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2015, 9:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Dan & Ann of course we will be keeping Ann in prayer. It is a long surgery and Dan we will be waiting with you in spirit.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2015, 11:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Dan, I'm keeping Ann in my thoughts and prayers. JB, I still have my K&E slide rule stored somewhere in Hawthorne, I'm just not sure where. And speaking of cutting edge technology, does anyone still own a typewriter? I'm sure my Smith-Corona portable is long gone. The quote: "If you give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters and an infinite amount of time, they'll write all of the great works of literature." Does that still hold in our world today? Perhaps it will but it may happen in a shorter period of time. Ah, the electronic age. When is Cougartown's 21st birthday anyway?
After eons and eons of looking over the shoulder of this monkey, and then FINALLY it types, "Whether it's nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous" .... and then, "pouispouiw8o5r;1sljrs%:hwe565[098wrelkws". I'd blow my brains out.
Cougartown will be 18 years old this June
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2015, 8:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: A Big Happy Birthday to good friends, Richie Perez HHS59 and Bob Poorman HHS77. Have a fun fun day.
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2015, 6:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: Happy Mothers Day to all of the beautiful Cougar Mothers. Thank you all for the prayers for my wife Ann during her last surgery. Ann is having her big surgery tomorrow May 11th at 0600 hrs. at the USC Keck cancer center. We would humbly ask for your prayers again. The surgery will take 7 to 8 hours. Due to all that has been going on in our lives, I haven't read the feedbacks lately, I checked the feedbacks I missed today, I am always inspired and feel better after reading the latest feedbacks. My heart and prayers go out to all the Cougars having Medical problems. Thank you all for being out there. Dan Dye
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Ann. She's a strong woman and will come through this. Please follow up here as things progress as you have lots of friends here who love you two like family. Stay strong man, and this will all work out.
Name: Bob Atkinson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2015, 10:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: So, there were others at the Plaza Theater when the knife was thrown right through the middle of the screen? Butter knife was it? Always thought it was one of he Beach Boys. John John?
Hi Bob, I wasn't there but always wondered how anyone knew what the object was unless they were the one that threw it Thanks for checking in.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2015, 8:27 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Wishing all female Cougs a very Happy Mother's Day have a safe, fun, gorgeous day enjoy best wishes thru the year. Have a wonderful day with family n friends.
Happy Mothers Day to my Mom and all our Cougar Mothers. Have a great weekend.
Name: Bruce Davidson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2015, 4:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Cape Coral Fl
Message: Happy Birthday to Terri Kluxdal Studer
Happy Birthday Terri
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 9:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Escondido Ca
Message: I won't call you Mr. Baker again but I still am saying you are so funny! I get your sense of humor!
Gosh Esther, you're amakin' me blush.
Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 4:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: Micro Wave Ovens as per John Baker's remarks ~~ I don't recall the year but, it was in the late fifties or early sixties I was at a county fair type of thing with my parents and in the display area was Westinghouse and their "New Micro-Wave Oven. Bakes in minutes, not hours, etc." The demonstrator would be showing us how to bake a perfectly finished cupcake in 30 seconds from the runny dough poured in the cups. Finally, he had everything in the magical oven and turned it on. We could see the pastry actually rise up and become real cupcakes! They were hot and delicious! The price of that oven then was a whopping $600.00 (although it did match the size of a normal 'built in' oven of the times. So, from Westinghouse to Samsung & Panasonic technology has come a long way and thankfully the prices have come down too. Microwaves cook from the inside out John; that's why when climbing a Micro-wave tower ... be ever so careful or your blood will boil.
ESCALATORS: My oh my, I can recall the first time I was in the downtown Los Angeles (pretty certain) May Co. on Broadway and stepped on the WOODEN escalator running and whirring along. Yup, all the steps were made of wood and were well worn as I remember. I believe it was a narrow unit as well, causing a single file rather than side by side as is now common or at least they have the space for side by side standees on today's modern units. However, just last October I was in New York a few days, while there took the TMZ tour and the guide mentioned if anyone wanted to ride on history, go to the Macy's and on the upper floors we'd find wooden escalators. I did and they're classic & running good as new!
When I said, "How do they do that", didn't think someone would explain it
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 12:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, OR.
Message: How about a shout out to one of Haytowns best jocks and one of only 2 people to win a college world series playing and coaching. Happy 75th B- Day to Mike Gillespie, still getting it done!
Happy Birthday Mike!!
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 10:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: oregon city, oregon
Message: Mike Gillespie, is still coaching college baseball at UC at Irvine. Yesterday his team upset #15 USC with a pinch hit homerun in the 10th inning. Happy 75th Mike. You have done Hawthorne High School proud. And for all you USC fans, Mike did take the Trojans to the 1998 College World Series and did win it all.
AND won the Baseball World Series as a player for USC in 1961. Happy Birthday to HHS's "Mr. Baseball", Mike Gillespie.
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 9:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Yountville, Ca
Message: I really loved the Lasagna at Pizza Show, YUMMY!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 9:29 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday Ernie....about that 70 thing, I don't remember.
John, loved the Pizza Show article. Sounds like a road trip and good place for a reunion of sorts....I'm there!
Yep, I'd say the Pizza Show has the best Pizza in the South Bay
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 1:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: 70 years old? What does that mean?
That means that it/she/he was born 70 years ago. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERNIE!!!
Name: Susan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 9:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: nelson
Class: 1969
City & State: anderson,calif.
Message: Happy Birthday to Mike Winter another cool bud from the awesome class of '69...and you're still going strong!
Happy Birthday Mike!!
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 9:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
Message: The Pizza Show is the only pizza place I have ever seen anyone toss the dough. So surprised they still do this. I'm so amazed too they still look the same all these years later. The pizze must still be really good. Dave said Hawthorne High people are starting to come in with great great grandchildren. I just recently had my first great grandson and some probably have older greats but great great? I know we're old but I don't think any of us are quite old enough yet for great greats.
I agree with the great great grandkid thing Marilyn. That is reaching about a generation.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 8:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Here's a nice local story by Matt Cohn of the LA Weekly about the Pizza Show. Please take a look.
Name: Michael Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 6:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Roseville, CA
Message: I was just reading George Rea's comment about technology... I have found technology problems to be very easily resolved.... If I have problems with my computer, Netflix, iPad, etc... I just call my 11 year old grandson... Problem solved... and he knows this stuff instinctively without training of any kind... He already knows more that I did when I graduated... (Too easy...Don't say it John)
I won't Mike...You still have him at HORSE, Mumbley Peg and Jacks. When my grandson Evan was about 6, I was trying to get him on a website. He asked me to let him do it because I typed too slow.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 6:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Happy Birthday to baby sister of Gordon and Tom Bell, Myrna Bell Wood. Have a fun fun day girl and chug a Margarita for me!!
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 4:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Coquille, OR
Message: Happy Birthday today to Bart Graves!
Happy Birthday Bart.