Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 27, 2015, 11:07 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
Message: Well, Happy day after Thanksgiving. Had dinner with Miss Kathy Brooks, Rowdy Harry Plotkin, Butch and Daisy and John Baker and his Ma. I was so thankful that Ma Baker was in a good humor and complimented me by saying, "I'm delighted to see that you don't look as old old old as you did in your picture." (what pic was that Sidney!!) Anyway, she and I have plans for her to be at my house next Thanksgiving so that she can teach me how to make a turkey. She'll have all day to shoot me down and I'll have all day to open all the wine in the house. Thank you all for a beautiful dinner and a great night and 364 days will fly by fast and we'll do it again.
She can't teach you how to MAKE a turkey, can she? It was that picture where you are sitting on a boulder. I think she mistook you for the rock. Thanks to all who were there for the Turkey feast. Mom and I had a fun night, as always, with our special friends.
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 26, 2015, 3:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Oregon City, Oregon
Message: Thanksgiving Eve, The Santa Claus Lane Parade on Hollywood Blvd. Many local celebrities and current TV stars were always a part of the parade. Mr. Nelson caught me ditching classes a few times. Three times the after school make up time was dust mopping the floors in the messy band room and lining up chairs and music stands. Don't beat the base drum was Mr. Morgans only rule. No matter how fast you completed the task, he kept you the full 45 minutes. In four years that was the only interaction I had with Mr. Morgan, but he always remembered my name. Thanks for posting that part of El Molino history.
Mr. Morgan: Loved by many, hated by many. Thanks Carl
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 26, 2015, 9:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, Ga.
Message: Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Hey Dennis, Happy thanksgiving to you too.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 26, 2015, 2:17 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Hello everyone wishing you all a very safe fun Happy Thanksgiving with your family n friends have a great day I'm staying home with my son he's cooking it will be hard since 3 months ago of my mom's passing but we'll manage. This is my favorite Holiday and I'll be watching the Macy's Parade like I do every year.
Happy Thanksgiving Cindy, have a great day.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 25, 2015, 4:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Inver Grovr Heights, MN
Message: I received the nicest message yesterday from Carl Rilling. It's always great to keep in touch with old friends and neighbors. This has all been possible with all the work of you JOHN B. My sister, Carl, and our neighbors spent a lot of time together. "HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL" Be safe and enjoy. Miss all of you!
Hi Jody, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. WE MISS YOU TOO!!!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 25, 2015, 10:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow and a safe trip if you are traveling. In this crazy world we still have been blessed with so much to be thankful for. Try not to OD on food or football...well not really! Hugs, Janet
Thanks Janet and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 25, 2015, 9:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: For anyone who was enrolled with the Target store school contribution program, I was just notified that the program is ending 5/14/2016. The site shows that there were 63 persons participating, and the contributions in their names totaled $15,798.39, with another $275.71 set to drop shortly. I'm sure the school was putting these funds to good use, and on their behalf, I'd like to thank those that were involved.
Great news Alan, thanks for the information. I had forgotten about that program.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 23, 2015, 8:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
Message: Thanks for sharing the car story Kathy I loved it. Your car still looks new. "Happy Thanksgiving" God Bless you all.
Happy Thanksgiving Esther.
Name: Athena Coupland ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 23, 2015, 1:36 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Youlas
City & State: Wilsonville Oregon
Message: Sure looks very nice I hope I will get a ride in it some day. Nice story. Really enjoyed it. Love you guys mom
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 22, 2015, 6:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: What a great story of a family and their car.
Name: Thomas Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 22, 2015, 4:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Wow, Kathy Ball Corral, what a beautiful car and a beautiful story. You are so lucky to be able to keep it in the family all these years. So many of our memories of those days revolve around various family cars. Thanks for sharing!
Name: Kathy Corral ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 22, 2015, 4:13 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ball
Class: 1971
City & State: Boonville, Ca
Message: Thanks so much John. You do a great job!
Thanks Kathy, I loved your story.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 22, 2015, 1:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita
Message: After 13 years of no new Car Talk pages, we finally have a new one. Kathy Ball Corral HHS71 has a wonderful story of her Hawthorne born 1964 Chevelle. Please take a look, and thanks Kathy for the pictures and great family story.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 21, 2015, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
Message: To Carl Rilling Well Carl, I heard that this loud girl is spending life in prison for murder. Seems she didn't like what some over sensitive cowboy said about her and she flogged him senseless with his own horse reins and then strangled him with her brazier. As for Colleen, she was an accomplice and is only doing 40 years. Ahhh... the good days.
Name: Maureen "mo" Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 21, 2015, 10:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Hi Carl, Co was definitely not the quiet one, that would have been me. Rosie was quite the little one also. Co was the extrovert and I was the introvert, she got best personality in our senior year of high school. Please tell Eddie HI for us.
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 20, 2015, 10:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: oregon city, oregon
Message: I talked to Eddie Williams, HHS '59. He does not do computers. I had mentioned it was the Trott twins birthday on the 18th. Eddie had dated their sister Francis. He recalled what a pesty pair these were. Eddie added "remember that neighbor girl that was there a lot, always loud". He added what an obnoxious loud bunch of girls always hanging around. Co was more quiet than the other two. I did mention that I thought the loud one was still around and had not changed. Happy birthday Mo and Co, daughters of Frank and Charlene.
Thanks Carl and hard to believe Coco was more quiet
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 20, 2015, 1:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Walnut Creek, CA
Message: On rare occasions I still visit Rasputin's Records out of Berkeley, famous here in the Bay Area, but the staff affects a give-me-your- money-and-get-out attitude. Tower, Wherehouse and our own Melody Music were better experiences. Anyone who wishes to do the annual Great LA Walk should be at Clifton's, 648 S. Broadway LA, tomorrow at 9 a.m. to march 16 miles to the sea at the SM Pier!
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 19, 2015, 8:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: John, I miss The Licorice Pizza in Lawndale, Hawthorne Blvd and 163rd Street when it first opened up. The times I spent in there listening to music, reading the latest edition of Rolling Stone, buying albums and assorted goods, plus meeting all sorts of interesting people. KMET was the voice and sound of Southern California then and would do remote broadcasts from there on occasions. The Pizza had burlap bags on the walls, plus posters of all the artists, bands and concert events. The cantaloupe crates held the albums and one could buy these kits to have your own crate. In 1971 the albums went for $2.98 plus tax. Double LP's were $4.26 on up. I still have a cassette crate with the Licorice Pizza platter logo. "All those nights I spent inside the coliseum, dodging lions and wasting time"!!!
Name: Maureen "mo" Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 19, 2015, 6:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Thank you all for the Birthday Wishes! They were much appreciated!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 19, 2015, 3:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: "All Things Must Pass" is an interesting film analysis by Colin Hanks of the life and the death of Tower Records. The music of The Beach Boys is prominent at the start of the chain. For those of us who spent far too much time in record stores, and trying to park at Sunset and Horn, it's a worthwhile flashback.
Name: Thomas Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 19, 2015, 12:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Wow Maureen, what a coincidence to have your birthday on the same day as your own sister! How often could that happen? And you guys look so much alike. Amazing! Anyway, have a great day. See you soon.
Happy Birthday Mo & Co
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 19, 2015, 10:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: Happy Birthday Moe, You are one of my bestest friends and long time confident. I hope you have a beautiful day. Again Best Wishes
Happy Birthday Maureen!!
Name: Vivian Yarnell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 19, 2015, 9:37 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Gay
Class: 1974
City & State: Boulder, CO
Message: I was wondering if any classmates who attended in the late 60's knew a student by the name of Daniel Edward Faran from the class of 1968. I have a FB friend up in Fort Collins who lost his uncle, Dennis 'Mike" Skogerboe, in Vietnam on Aug. 24,1969. He died in battle that day with Daniel Faran. Scott Skogerboe has been searching for information on Daniel and his family for quite some time. Do any of you remember this young man or his sister Joette Faran (class of 66)? Any information would be helpful. Scott will be checking this page for information. Thank you!
Hi Vivian, I'm sure someone from the late 60s classes remembers Daniel and thanks for asking. Anyone?
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 19, 2015, 9:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita
Message: A BIG Happy Birthday today to Maureen Trott and her twin sister, Colleen. Hope you both have a fun birthday today.
Name: Susan Abraham ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 18, 2015, 11:19 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Abraham
Class: 1974
City & State: Hamden, CT
Message: Mike McLaughlin, Happy Birthday! Lots of great people from 133rd, not to mention the Hood boys. And to #3-Chris Hood, thank you for the sweet birthday wishes, except for the handle bar comment.
Happy Birthday Mike
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 17, 2015, 9:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: anybody have an update on the riot on campus at HHS last week? I spoke with my track athletes tonight and although they were on the other side of campus at the time they thought it was a racial fight, Hispanics versus blacks. Anybody know anything?
Google Hawthorne High riot
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 16, 2015, 2:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, Ca
Message: Just heard from Sean Ramey that the class of 70s Denise Laven passed away on November 11th. Her brother, John writes:
I'm sad to say that my sister, Denise, passed away today, November 11th. She had not been in the best of health for the last couple of years. I was fortunate enough to see her last month when I visited my Mom in California. She was my older sister and always the first one to do things. She was tough, sweet, a bitch and angel all at the same time. I thank her for sharing her life me and the many other friends and family she touched. I pray that she finds peace on the other side. I'll miss her.
Our sincerest condolences to you John, and all of Denise's family and friends
Name: Chris Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 16, 2015, 12:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Coos Bay, Or
Message: Happy Birthday to my 16 year neighbor Susan Abraham. The sweetest thing to ever do an over the handle bars face plant on the Ramona Hill at 132nd. We still have pictures of the aftermath. Great recovery and Susan grew up to be one of the many 133 street beauties. On another note, I just spoke with Little Jimmy Schroeder who was trying to get his socks on (no easy feat, no pun intended) so he could depart the hospital and return to the comfortable confines of his palatial estate in beautiful Central Point. He was happy to report that after a minor tune-up and some hose replacements his motors idling with the precision of a Swiss watch. It's looking like Howie will be back in shape for the 2016 summer games, which for him will consist of Dominos and Parcheesi. Oh, and he's thinking about changing his email handle to something other than cheezwhiz. I suggested carrottop. Peace out, Hoody
Happy Birthday to Susan and glad to hear Jimmy's putting on his socks all by himself. Try a push up or two Jim, then you'll know you're healed.
Name: Bill Shultz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 15, 2015, 3:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Janet Frantz and I had the cold experience of attending the Oval National Sprint Car races at Perris Speedway on Saturday night (it's a three (3) day event with the top drivers from across the the country attending)! Very happy to report that the car owned and maintained (#48 in your program #1 in your heart) by Lee Leonard class of 66 had a super night, qualified 7th, winning there heat and getting a little 6th place finish in the main event (out 38 of the best cars and drivers the are)! His driver Brody Roa, like Lee, a real class act drove his ass off, a super drive! Even with all the blog money won last night (ha! ha!) I know more can always be used if anyone is interested in contributing, contact Lee! Again Lee a great job by you, Brody, and your crew! Congrats!!
Thanks for the update Bill and congratulations to Lee, Brody, and the rest for a great weekend of Sprint Car racing at Perris.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 15, 2015, 1:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Happy birthday to the president of the class of 74, Patty Valencia Seville!How did one family get blessed with so many good looking women!?
Happy Birthday Patty V ! !
Name: Michael McConnell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 14, 2015, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Alexandria, VA
Message: Checked in to see who is still active among 68 through 73 grad years. I was on football and wrestling teams and regular VB player at Marine Street in Manhatten Beach for several years. After graduation in 1970 I went to El Camino CC then accepted at UCLA and transferred to UCSB. Got degree there and more at San Diego State and University of Utah while working many part-time and temporary full-time jobs. Married and off to USAF then State Department for clinical psychology career that extended to nearly 30 years military and government service -- half in foreign countries. Now do consulting with small company. I would enjoy hearing from or about former friends and classmates. At Hawthorne I often hung out with Larry and Chris Ferguson. Loved entire time at Hawthorne and also had friends at Lawndale HS. Best wishes to all at Cougartown!
Hi Michael, You have been busy since graduation. Suggest you check the Alumni List for long lost HHS friends and thanks very much for letting your classmates know you are here. Also noticed you are now in VA and the last address for you was elsewhere. Please update your address info, when you can, by going here. Thanks again.
Name: Mary Ann Walton-Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 13, 2015, 10:27 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Sierra Vista AZ
Message: Jim, sorry you had to set a record for bypasses. Blessing in disguise and you've my prayers for a complete recovery. JB - how'd your cataract surgery(s) go? Mine were great - 2-1/2 weeks apart and got my glasses for reading only last week. Still have other medical issues, but everything's treatable. Paco - Fight On! And, how about them Hogs? Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Happy Thanksgiving Mary Ann, Yes the first eye came out great. With the left eye, I can now see through walls.... right eye is on the 23rd.
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 11, 2015, 9:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Paco, Tops Records started in the late 40's and lasted until the early 60's. Most of their recordings weren't too good, but some of the doo wop vocal group songs were. The groups never got any credit though as just about all of the records listed the group as The Toppers. Used to get them in the 9c bin at Imperial Farms grocery store on Imperial and Prairie.
Thanks John, I have lotsa Tops and a few Value records too.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 11, 2015, 9:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: St. Helena, Ca
Message: Here is an update on Jim Schroeder: It's a new dawn, it's a new day... Jim Schroeder update: he's officially in recovery after 5 bypasses yesterday during surgery. Thanks to all friends and family for those positive vibes and love.
Thanks Leo for the update. Get well Jimbo. WE LOVE YOU MAAAANN!!
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 11, 2015, 2:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Sending out a thank you to all our veterans this Veterans Day. You are all my brothers and sisters, regardless of the branch in which you served or where and when you served, whether you enlisted or were drafted. You took the higher road and pledged your life to protect our country; not many can say that - you are a select few. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Semper Fi to my brothers and sisters who wore the uniform of the USMC!
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 11, 2015, 1:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Temecula
Message: Hello, does anyone remember "Tops" 45rpm records? My mom would buy them for us, I think at Thrifty's. Famous songs but sung by Scatman Cruthers Cruthers and others.. Sharon just told me there was or is a riot at HHS? Oh well, Fight ON!!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 11, 2015, 11:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: A very Happy Veteran's Day to all of our HHS alumni and Hawthorne area men and women who have served. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
Thank you to all our Vets.