Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 11, 2016, 2:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: I am very sad to hear about the death of Paul Penn. We can hardly field a basketball team anymore. Paul was the year ahead of us. Paul was smart enough to be best friends with Mykkanen so he got some shots. When he got them, he made them. Best part of Paul as a team mate; we got to hear about his love life. To a great guy and teammate, good bye for now.
Name: Bob Clobucker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 10, 2016, 8:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Reno Nv.
Message: Best Wishes to all for a new and hopefully better 2016 for all. Mr. JB. When might the next Fosters cruise night happening? Looking forward to spring and a new season. Up here we got Hot August Nights every summer. Would be far out and solid if any one from the Cougartown- Haytown community would show up and cruise this event. Hell, its only 500 miles from SoCal. 1st 2 or 3 got free parking spots here in front of the pad. Any way-wouldnt it be nice! Not kidding here. Got lots of lead time but dont wait too long-things fill up Quick for this. Bob C. 73. 775-787-7660 Any ? call. Cruising far from the Hawthorne roots but the spirit lives on!!!
Hey Bob, My car buddys and I always wanted to go to HAN but never could get a room for that year. You really have to plan about 2 years off. Also Cool April Nights in Redding is becoming another big car event. Cougartown's Cruise Night will be about the first Saturday in April. Come on down man.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 9, 2016, 1:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Sincerest condolences to Paul Penn's wife and family. I remember Paul from high school. He was one of the "cool guys". I know he will be missed by many.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 9, 2016, 9:58 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: I was so sorry to hear of Paul Penn's passing. It was so good to see him at one of our last reunions, but sad to see him in the shape he was in. He was an absolute class act and definitley one of the really good guys from '62 and HHS in general. Prayers for his wife and whole family. RIP Paul. Your friend, Janet HHS '62
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 9, 2016, 8:57am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Sad News for the class of 1962. Paul Penn passed away on Monday morning. He had been very ill for the past 6 months. Paul was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. Our sincerest condolences to his wife Judi and the rest of Paul's family. There will not be a memorial service.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 8, 2016, 8:44pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita
Message: Here's a great story sent to me by the Ol' Coach, Hal Chauncey:

90-year-old former UCLA running back
holds intruder at gunpoint until Hawthorne police arrive

A 90-year-old retired Leuzinger High School football coach fired a gunshot into a wall and held an intruder for police early Wednesday, minutes after he awakened to find the man in his Hawthorne home. Jim Chadwick, who coached at the Lawndale high school from 1951 to 1960, said it was the first time in 40 years he ever had to pull out and load his .38 Special handgun. "He sat up on the end of the bed and he moved toward me," Chadwick said. "I said, ‘Don’t move, I’m going to fire.’ So I fired into the wall just to let him know the gun was loaded. He sat back." It wasn’t clear why the intruder entered Chadwick’s house near Richard Henry Dana Middle School. He didn’t appear to be taking anything. Instead, the intruder laid down on a bed and might have been drifting off to sleep. Chadwick said he awakened about 3 a.m. and noticed a figure in his bedroom. The figure moved into a lighted hallway near his 89-year-old wife’s bedroom so he quickly got out of bed, opened his gun chest and loaded the gun. "I went directly into my wife’s bedroom to see if she was all right," Chadwick said. "She was OK, asleep. I walked into another back bedroom that we have that’s vacant, and there was an individual lying on a twin bed in there." Chadwick said he called 911, awakened an in-home caregiver who was asleep, and moved into the room where the man was lying on his side either asleep or close to it. Chadwick said he woke him up, ordered him not to move and fired into the wall. He then held the man at gunpoint until police arrived, but chose not to shoot him. "A human life is worth too much to just go shooting someone," Chadwick said. The man apparently had entered the house through an unlocked sliding door. It was not clear that his intention was burglary. He might simply have been looking for a place to sleep. "That’s what went through my mind," Chadwick said. "He might be one of the homeless near Costco. He left a pair of shoes in my bedroom and they were all wet. So it could be very possible he was homeless and came in to sleep. The police officer said he could have been drinking." Chadwick, who uses a walker most of the time, somehow got out of bed, loaded his gun in the dark, and walked without the walker during the confrontation. He did not use it when he walked outside to speak to the police.
"He doesn’t know how he walked through the house," said his son, John Chadwick. Raised in Santa Monica, Chadwick played football for Santa Monica High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from February 1944 to June 1946, and was a UCLA running back in 1948 and 1949. He taught at Leuzinger for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He and his wife raised seven children and have 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Chadwick turned 90 in October. "He still has a lot of life in him," said Chadwick’s grandson, Sean Skifstrom. "He used (the gun) in a correct fashion and no one was killed." The intruder spent Wednesday in Hawthorne’s jail, awaiting an interview with detectives. Investigators said they believe he lives in the neighborhood, was intoxicated and went to the wrong house. It was unclear whether he would face charges.
Great story Coach, another Ol' Coach with a great ending.
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 8, 2016, 10:33 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1976
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: The Class of '76 is gathering information about a 40-year reunion this year! If you're on Facebook, please join this group. If you're a member of the Class of '76, please take this survey ASAP: Also, share the survey link with any '76 classmates! Thanks!
Thanks again Roni.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 8, 2016, 7:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: "Love and Mercy" is on Netflix and I've seen it in the Redbox at the drugstore. It's a good movie, and may get Oscar nominations soon. Will there be Cougartown breakfasts at the VFW this year?
I don't get the info from Judy anymore so not too sure, John.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 8, 2016, 6:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Steve Fraser's post on Ivory Snow brought back a memory. I met Marilyn Chambers at a Hollywood Collectors' Show in 2005. We talked a little and she had a good sense of humor, especially concerning her illustrious career. Here's a picture I snapped of her and one of her autograph.
Thanks Armand
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 7, 2016, 4:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: I've discovered through Wikipedia that the Mission Pak company, whose tv/radio jingle we will never forget, was the source of the fortune of the philanthropist George C. Page. In his 99-year life he funded the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, children's charities in both L.A. and Hawthorne and Loyola and Pepperdine Universities. What a guy!
Name: Pat Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 7, 2016, 4:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY
Message: One of my Christmas presents (from my Leuzinger sweetie, no less), was a book on the Beach Boys and the album Pet Sounds. Listening to it (again!) John, had a connection to them in that he once made a pair of his great handmade sandals for Brian. So now I want to go see the movie. Didn't see it when it was out. Does anyone know if it is on PPV or Netflix or ?
Name: Pat Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 7, 2016, 4:02 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY
Message: Happy Birthday, Lee Ann. We've been in close touch lately and she has been a big help. Have a great time on your trip to Oregon and say hi to the family.
Happy Birthday Lee Ann.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 7, 2016, 11:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Class of 1966, I totally agree with John that the Ayres is a great spot for your 50 year reunion. They pretty much did all the planning for the c/o '64 reunion (and others). Get in touch with Lori Higgins (the Ayres) and Deanna Maddalena (Matisse, catering)and they will take care of you. I'm willing to help if you'd like.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 7, 2016, 2:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Happy Birthday to my sister, Lee Ann Nixon.
Happy Birthday Lee Ann!!
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 6, 2016, 5:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Richard Sundell, tell your wife Joanna (Jody) that there are lots of 66ers that will help plan a reunion but someone needs to step up to be a leader. Many 66ers attend our reunions (Class of 67) and they are always welcome but I understand the need to meet with your own class. Some have asked me through FB if there is a committee. I don't know of one but I know there is interest. If Joanna is a good organizer, she could get a committee together in no time. BUT now is the time to do it. It takes some time to get things in place if you are planning on this summer. I hope '66 is able to pull it together. 50 years is great time to reconnect. There are lots of resources here on CT. Lots of people who have helped to plan theirs. Finding the right place is the first task and biggest investment. You need help with this.
I'll tell you, the Ayres is the best when it comes to reunions in this area. The class of 76 had their 30th at the Ayres and since then there have been about 5 or 6 HHS reunions there. Great venue and they seem to work with the different class situations very well. Good Luck and please let me know if and when.
Name: Camille Hawkes ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 6, 2016, 3:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hill
Class: 1959
City & State: Manhattan Beach
Message: For Jody especially: Ron & Marion Householder stopped in our space at the Santa Monica Antique Market last Sunday. They are doing very well & look great....such nice people. Marion shops for her Antique store at these markets. I actually see them quite often. Their new store sounds so charming & is located (I'll verify this later) somewhere in Simi Valley. Happy New Year to all.
Hi Camille and Happy New Year.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 5, 2016, 11:45 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Inver Grove Heights MN
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! To a very very long time friend, Ron Householder, for many years. Hope all is going well for you. Luv Ya! JODY
Hey Ron, Happy Birthday!!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 3, 2016, 3:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: I had hoped to report that Glass Wax was still available through the Vermont Country Store catalog and website, where many products still exist long after they have disappeared elsewhere. Glass Wax was there until recently. Now, whatever happened to Mission Pak....
Mission Pak is gone like Delahayes, Desotos, and DeLoreans. but there is a Glass Wax like product out there called Window Wax. Thanks John
Name: Chuck Currie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 3, 2016, 8:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: To Marilyn Ross - my dad worked at Sears Inglewood for 11 years from the mid 50s - one of my fondest memories was going up there with my mom to shop and then meeting my dad for a hot dog at the hot dog window...of course, eating in the employee cafeteria/dining room on the top floor and walking out on the roof to look down on the parking lot wasn't to shabby either. In the mid 70s, I worked for Western Federal Savings on Manchester and Locust, and would occasionally walk up to Sears for a hot dog and a memory. Happy New Year and wishing you all a sweet 16.
Hey Chuck, great memories man, thanks and have a Happy New Year.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 2, 2016, 6:53 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Inver Grove Heights MN
Message: I hope everyone had a HAPPY & SAFE New Year. I miss you all! Love JODY
Hey Jod' Happy New Year girl!!
Name: Richard Sundell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 1, 2016, 5:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Huntington Beach
Message: My wife, Joanna Ward, graduated in 1966. Is anyone coordinating a 50th reunion for the class of 1966?
Hi Richard, not sure as I believe the class of 66 was part of the class of 65 reunion. Reunions don't usually get reported until about the middle of February at the earliest and they go on the Reunions page that day. Please check back then and if anyone knows if one is being planned please let us know right here.
Name: Kathy Reese ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 1, 2016, 11:53 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Tift
Class: 1962
City & State: Palm Desert, CA
Message: Hi John, You have Beatriz (Infante) Kobos listed as a "missing person" on the website. She is no longer missing. I found her about 10 years ago. She lives in Chino Hills area and can be reached at (909) xxx-xxxx. She's alive and well and looks like a million dollars!! Kathy
Happy New Year Kathy, Yes there are many listed as missing who aren't really missing. Tell Beatriz to add herself to the Alumni List and her missing status will magically disappear.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 1, 2016, 10:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Happy New Year to all our friends at Cougartown. It is always great to start a fresh year.
Happy New Year Bob and Karen and many thanks to you for being here for the last dozen years plus and for being a great friend since our HHS days.
Name: Karen Murdock ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 1, 2016, 1:46 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Yerby
Class: 1975
City & State: Lawndale Ca
Message: I had a lot of friends from Lawndale if anyone who reads this and thinks they know me from when I lived in Lawndale cu n thev70:abdv80;afterchugh schools in keV me
Hi Karen, Your feedback went south there at the end but if anyone knows Karen, please leave your feedback here.
Name: Bill Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2015, 11:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Truckee, CA
Message: Re: the Rose Parade. No doubt you'll all remember not much to do around Hawthorne New Year's Eve. So, a bunch of us guys would make our way up to Pasadena in an annual quest "to see" the Rose Parade. I think I went at least twice, probably 1959 and '60. On one of those trips, my brother Danny drove a group including Howard, Franz, me and maybe Kenny Blomsterberg there in his 1949 silver blue Olds fastback. That was the year Howard was supposed to "keep an eye on me" to make sure I wouldn't get too drunk or into too much trouble. Well, all I can remember now is waking up inside a locked fence of some hardware store yard. How I got there, I'll never know, but had to climb back out before anyone official found me. Thanks, Howard, at least I didn't get arrested that night! And what WAS the name of that hardware store anyway? This may have also been the same year we snuck into the movie studios - Desilu being the easiest to breach. Would have some fun checking out the sets from the Westerns, Main Street USA, etc. No matter what the year, most of us would wind up sleeping on the sidewalks of Colorado Blvd. and being very cold. By mornings' light, we were always so tired and hungover, we'd just go home and sleep in. So, most of us never did see the Rose Parade. Maybe if they had a doughnut place on Colorado Blvd., with some coffee and doughnuts, we might have made it! Happy New Year to all! Bill Baker
Hey Bill, I think most of our stories of the Rose Parade were pretty much the same It was a fun, freezing night and the parade was secondary. The studios in those days were fairly easy to breach for 16 and 17 year old boys with visions of playing Cowboys or Pirates or World War II Pilots and we could pretty much outrun all those 60 year old security guards. Great stuff Bill. You and Lea have a Happy New Year too and maybe we'll see you at a Cruise Night this year.
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2015, 7:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Waco, TX
Message: Happy New Year to all from Texas!
Happy New Year Sharon, have a great one and thank you too for being a long timer here.
Name: Les Vlieger ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2015, 2:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Denise Laven (Class of 1970) passed away 6 weeks ago. There will be a memorial gathering for her at the Hawthorne Moose Lodge (Inglewood Ave. & 132nd St) on Saturday, January 9th from 2pm to 4pm. Rick Davidson will be manning the grille! All are welcome!
Thanks Les for the info.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2015, 10:49 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Hello all Cougars well here we are celebrating the New Year. Happy 2016 to all if you're going out please remember DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE be very safe call a taxi or uber Best Wishes for the New Year lots of love Cindy
Happy New Year Cindy
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2015, 9:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Thanks John Guerra. Add my best wishes for a Happy, safe , healthy and prosperous New Year to your list and to all my Cougar friends. Thanks John Baker for your work in keeping up this forum so we can all stay in touch with our friends. Happy New Year!
Thanks Tom, Happy New Year and thanks to you too for being here and adding your 2 cents throughout the years.
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2015, 8:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Anaheim, Calif
Message: Wishing, John Baker, Bob & Karen Fraser, Tom Shelly & brother Ray, Larry & Loretta Cuiper, Howard Trelor & lady friend, all the Hawthorne High Cougars, a very HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hey John, Happy New Year to you man and thanks for being out there. Hope to see you next year.
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2015, 7:48 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Coquille, OR
Message: Happy New Year!
Thanks Lisa and Happy New Year to you too. Thanks for sticking around all these years.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 31, 2015, 2:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Have a great New Year, everybody!
Happy New Year Ernie.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 30, 2015, 8:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
Message: Aah...Ivory Snow, thoughts of Marilyn Chambers...
Yep, Marilyn was 99 and 44/100% pure
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 30, 2015, 2:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: I believe they still make Ivory Snow, but this was Ivory Flakes, thin little flakes of soap rather than the typical stuff. Made by the same company though. I think we used it for there's a memory from the past!
Googling this, Ivory Flakes was discontinued in 1978. Ivory Snow (granules) was replaced in 1993 with Ultra Ivory Snow. So there you go. You can still make Ivory Flakes for craft projects by hand grating an Ivory soap bar. Way too much info, I know.