Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 8, 2016, 8:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Harbor City
Message: Wow... I just found about 50 tickets on my front porch. All of them are for the Haw. Historical Soc. Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb 27th. (now, how did those get there JB??) So, I'm officially selling them and I do believe you can purchase yours at the sight on that day. I don't want to know what will happen if I don't sell them. A last note: Contacted Karen Graham Kuehl yesterday, and she's in very good spirits. If you know her, then give her a call or an email as I'm sure she'd like to hear from as many friends as possible. What a trouper she is.
DO NOT SELL TICKETS!! There's yet another message on your machine (why are people afraid to answer their phones). Take those tickets to the VFW and hand them out. People can bring the ticket and pay the day of the breakfast.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 8, 2016, 12:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Happy Birthday Janet! I hope you are having a fun day with family and friends.
Happy Birthday Janet
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 8, 2016, 10:10 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Harbor City
Message: Happy BD to Janet Burkett, Looks like we'll be seeing you in May, when we all can pop the cork in some place other than SoCal. We'll make it a duo birthday with Glenn and yourself and double up on everything. As for Norma Jean Leonard... ha ha ha ha ha.. since it's been 15 years that we've known Lee and we've 'never, never' met Norma, it's safe to say that she doesn't exist. I've seen him getting on the freeway with a blow up doll in the passenger seat, but that's doesn't constitute marriage. Do not send Norma a birthday gift..she just simply isn't real. Oh, see all the Haw Historical Committee at the pancake breakfast on Feb 27. Lee, make me a liar..bring Norma!!!
Happy Birthday Janet!! And Judy, Norma Jean really does exist. I saw her once.
YES, the Hawthorne Historical Pancake Breakfast will be February 27th at the Museum from 8am to Noon. Pancakes sausage, bacon, juice and coffee. for only 5 bucks. Come on out and see the museum and your friends. We'll have raffle prizes too.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 6, 2016, 2:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Heard from Karen Graham Kuehl HHS59 yesterday and she has an inoperable Cancer. Karen is one of the very first Ctowners. We didn't know each other at HHS but became very good friends back then, just talking about our good old days in Hawthorne. She has taken it all in and is good with her situation. If you'd like to contact Karen, please email her at
She would love to hear from you.
Name: Thomas Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 6, 2016, 2:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Ha! I forgot about Cad. I think it was a '69, Coupe d'ville; great old "Land Yacht"! I had Brandy then (my great German Shepard. Sweetest dog in the world). I used to make her sit in the back, but she really wanted to be up front where she could see the world better. I remember driving one beautiful day with my left hand on the wheel and my right hand stretched out and resting on the passenger seat. Brandy decided she wanted a better view so she put her feet on the console and pushed her head under my arm. It took me a minute or two to realize what she had done. But when I did, I had to quickly yank my arm back. I'm sure passing drivers must have gotten a good laugh out of that scene!!
Name: Thomas Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 6, 2016, 1:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Bob Clobucker, thanks for the memory jog! One of my favorite "cars of old" was my '66 Nova. A really sweet little 2-door 6 cylinder that I bought in '67. Lots of good memories of trips with my young family. Of course I've also spoken before of the fun we had in the '31 Chev Coupe that I bought from John Baker's dad. '49 Ford, the '53 Olds convertible, my '53 Buick Century!! My gosh, I wish I had all of those cars today. I don't think I paid over $300 for any of them except the Nova.
I liked your mid 60s Caddy too man.
Name: Bruce Davidson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 6, 2016, 6:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Myrtle Creek, Or
Message: Happy B-Day Jim[Howie]Schroeder
Happy Birthday Jimmy boy!!!
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 6, 2016, 6:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Arizona
Message: Just passing thru to say Im still kicking and say hello! Speaking of our old "cars", I love my 1964 CJ5 Jeep! I had it shipped back from Kauai and love driving it here in Arizona! Here in Az, a lot of folks have the razors and side by sides etc, But when i drive into town with my CJ i get a lot of compliments and hear how they love Jeeps. "It's a Jeep thing you wouldn't understand" one of the slogans for Jeeps. As for you "Hot Rod dudes" I've always enjoyed your cars! and the hours of work that goes into them and that goes for you low riders as well! But what i dislike is the "pretender" One who bought someone's rod or low rider and drives around like they did all the work or take the credit. I know a few right here in Cougar town. The same goes for dudes who buy motorcycles and pretend to be some kind of "Bad Ass" and try and look like one , LMAO! Grow Up! Anyway , I wish ya all well and look forward to seeing your cars at a car show here in Az! But don't let me find out you bought that car that some else worked on so hard and take credit for it!
I love'm all. Thanks Jim for checking in and get that Jeep out in the desert dirt.
Name: Bob Clobucker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 5, 2016, 8:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Reno
Message: Old Haytown friendships are worth their weight in gold. Just talked to my ol bro Bob Straube HHS 74. This whole trip only happens once in a lifetime. The older we get the more profound it all becomes. Lets face it Cougs we are closer to the end than the beginning. Makes me feel young again driving around in my old 73 Nova, tunes blasting, tires howling pissing off the younger folks driving priuses etc. Within the parameters of highway safety of course. An old car but I tell you what, I get a lot of comments mostly positive about the old ride. Inliners Forever!! Bob C. 73.
Hey Bob, NICE RIDE DUDE!! Come on car guys, let's hear something from you.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 5, 2016, 12:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene , OR
Message: Happy Birthday to one of my best friends for longer than I care to admit, NORMA JEAN LEONARD. Have a great day on this BIG one!
Happy Birthday Norma Jean!! Have a great day.
Name: Walline Watson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 4, 2016, 3:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hohenthaner
Class: 1966
City & State: Salem Oregon/MundsPark Az
Message: Class of 1966 it is our 50 reunion lets have a reunion this year 1966rocks
I agree Walline, someone step up. The 50th is the best of all.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 3, 2016, 3:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Happy Birthday, Bill Ashdown. Who I still regret selling my '42 Willys pick-up to. Wish I still had that one.
Happy Birthday Bill
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 1, 2016, 11:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Good for the HHS football player. That's about $200k his family won't have to face. BYU, a morman school picks off a lot of Tongan and Samoan kids. Its great for the community. Hawaii pipelines into BYU and Utah.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 31, 2016, 5:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: HHS Footballer commits to BYU. Congrats! Lisala Tai, 6-7, 290, Hawthorne, California, defensive end, has size and strength and could play on either the offensive or defensive side of the ball.
Thanks Leo, He's a BIG Boy!!
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 31, 2016, 3:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Lakers Story - Fiction or fact? Cleveland's Kevin Love's dad, Stan was a Laker power forward and was about to get cut, his brother Mike Love of the Beach Boys offered to have the Beach Boys give a free concert at the Forum if the Lakers would keep Stan. The Lakers declined the offer.
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 31, 2016, 8:21 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: In today''s Daily Breeze is the following: The Hawthorne High baseball program is looking for varsity assistant coaches, a head junior varsity coach and JV assistants. J.C. Randolph took over as head varsity coach when Jeff Hines retired last season after 23years at the helm. If interested, contact Randolph at 310-918-5192 or at
Anyone out there that knows someone who can coach? The kids look like they need a lot of help to keep their program going.
I say bring back Jim Sloey!!!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 30, 2016, 9:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: In talking with Buddy Youngreen, HHS57, he is planning a multi-year reunion weekend in May of 2017 that will encompass the classes of 1954 to 1960. If you're in one of these classes please keep May of 2017 open. I will post details on the Reunions page when more info is available. Also please visit Jerry's Videos page and look for the "Class of 57 Memorial" video, produced by Buddy. It's a nice look back at their class's HHS history.
Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 29, 2016, 8:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: South Maui
Message: Okay, Dodger stories! While waiting to be hired as a fireman, I once drove a delivery van for United Sporting Goods. A customer came in to purchase a basketball and was paying with a check. The manager asked to see I.D. and the customer replied, "It's my check. I'm Joe Moeller." The mgg politely repeated, "I'll have to see some I.D." Frustrated, the customer added, "I'm Joe Moeller, I pitch for the Dodgers." Once again the store mgr insisted, "Okay well, I need to see some identification." As I recall, Joe left the store and the basketball, I imagine, remains by the cash register. He also was pretty big but that night apparently wasn't "Dunking" in his back yard.
I have a Dodger story. Mike Shay HHS61, Tom Shelley HHS62 and I owned a company called SBS Industries from mid 70s to mid 80s. We manufactured and sold Dodger license plate frames to Danny Goodman concessions at the stadium. Some of you probably owned one or two back in the day.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 29, 2016, 10:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Famous Dodger #14 and current Angel manager Mike Scioscia and his wife tasting at the winery again today. We had a nice conversation and he knew where Hawthorne was. Wife grew up in Santa Ana. Big guy.
One of my favorite Dodgers. Thanks Leo
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 27, 2016, 10:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Happy birthday to long time friend Sherry Peppers Wingo. Hope you're feeling better and wishing you a fast recovery. Love ya! Oh yeah, watch out for Doug...I don't trust his cooking abilities...unless it SOS!
Hi Sherry and Happy Birthday. Please get well soon. We need you back here.
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 27, 2016, 10:16 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
City & State: Havasu Lake, CA
Message: I know the year is off to a great start but just wanted to get my Happy New Year in to John and everybody, God Bless you all; and now onward to a great 2016!
Hi Lil, Thanks and Happy New Year to you. Thanks too for being here all these years.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 26, 2016, 1:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Cougar sighting!I met Nataly Higareda (HHS'12) yesterday at the South Bay board of realtors. Nataly handles the front desk there. Very nice young lady, I encouraged her to check out Cougartown and attend the next Cruise Night and bring some classmates. Some young blood would do us some good!
Thanks Clark, keep finding Cougars!!
Name: Jerry Simpson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Santa Clarita Ca,
Message: I want to give a shout out to my very good friend Ray Scholl Happy Birthday Ray and many more. Remember the days we work together in L.A.?
Happy Birthday Ray!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 21, 2016, 11:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: A belated "Happy Birthday" to Danny Litton! Danny is one of the good guys from HHS. After being a star basketball guard and graduating in the late 60s, Danny came back to HHS to coach the freshman basketball team in the 72-73 season. Coach Litton was excited about being our coach and we all benefitted from his loyalty to HHS. Happy birthday coach Litton, hope life is good for you, you deserve it!
Happy Birthday Danny.
Name: Mary Ann Walton-martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 21, 2016, 10:46 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Sierra VIsta AZ
Message: Condolences to the Paul Penn Family. Great guy and another Cougar sports icon. RIP.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 20, 2016, 6:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: santa maria ca
Message: DANNY LITTON DANNY LITTON DANNY LITTON HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO a life long friend hope all is well and you have a great day. miss you man!
Hey Danny, Happy Birthday Maaann!!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 19, 2016, 4:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: I'm going to kick a touchdown.
Where kill the ref is taken literally
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 19, 2016, 9:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Hi Vicki! Of course I remember you from York school! For shame on those who might forget their childhood friends, Go on the alumni list and request my e-mail and we will get back in contact after 50 years!
Name: Victoria Chandler ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 18, 2016, 10:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hollingshead
Class: 1976
City & State: Orange ca
Message: Hi Clark Milkman. Remember me?
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 18, 2016, 7:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Well John, in most of the world soccer is called Football, so perhaps that is appropriate.
Yeah Leo but you and I know that it's not really's futbol
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 18, 2016, 2:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: From the Daily Breeze: Soccer Teams Win! HAWTHORNE >> On one end of the field Saturday, Hawthorne High's players celebrated, their white jerseys soiled with dirt and grass stains. On the other, Animo's players crouched down in despair, pulling their navy blue jerseys over their faces. Hawthorne took the El Clasico title, taking down Animo 2-0 in a heated boys soccer rivalry match with a playoff atmosphere. The game turned on a critical five-minute stretch in the second half that started when Animo's Marco Osorno was ejected after getting a second yellow card in the 57th minute. Just minutes later, Jose Perez went up for a ball in the air and collided with Hawthorne keeper Salvador Ontiveros. Perez fell to the ground at Hawthorne's HalCap Field and lost consciousness for about a minute, Animo coach Sergio Medrano said. Perez, wearing a neck brace, was carried off the field on a stretcher by paramedics and taken to a local hospital.
GO Hawthorne!! Isn't using Halcap field for soccer, sacrilegious?
Name: Kathleen Griffin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 16, 2016, 11:44 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nix
Class: 1974
City & State: Murrieta, CA
Message: As promised, I'm dropping in to say Hey to everyone. It's time for dues, I'm paid up forever John but I think you deserve it so now I'm paid up forever more. I noticed that many of you are mourning the loss of a fellow classmate, my condolences to all that are grieving.
Yes you are paid up until you're about 78 Thanks for that Kathleen and good to see you're back. It's been about 4 years since we saw your last feedback. Thanks very much for checking in and tell the hippy and brother Gary that John says hey.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 15, 2016, 2:09 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: I may not be remembering right, but wasn't our Senior Prom at Hollywood Park? I think the drummer, Sandy Nelson?, and his band played their big song at the time, "Let there be Drums". If I am right about that, then where was our Junior prom. I went to both, but mainly remember Hollywood Park. I also learned to drive a stick shift in the parking lot there.
I didn't go to the Junior Prom, but both were at Hollywood Park. Our Senior Prom theme was Moonglow.
Name: Jerry Simpson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 14, 2016, 6:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Sabta Clarita Ca,
Message: Rams are back, but we lost Hollywood Park, When I was Junior, some of the old gang went to the Senior Junior Prom at the Turf Club at Hollywood Park, a lot of fun memories that night. that's why I miss Hollywood park. It was always there.
I was there that night, Jerry, a fun night for our class.
Name: Larry Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 14, 2016, 5:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Reno, Nv
Message: So sorry to hear about Paul Penn's passing. We lived across the street from each other from grade school at Ramona. My condolences to his family. Too bad we didn't stay in touch as adults.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 14, 2016, 2:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Looks like No Oscars for Love and Mercy! Need to do a recount.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 14, 2016, 12:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: There is a lengthy article in the Tuesday NY Times, visible to everyone at, on the revitalization by an El Segundo company of the "worn-out" Redondo Beach pier area, which was once the port of LA. I thought that the Long Wharf at the bottom of Temescal Canyon was the port, before it moved to San Pedro Bay at the bottom of the Figueroa Street "shoestring", but there was more than one port it seems. Too many storms in rainy years made ports untenable on Santa Monica Bay. Perhaps the adaptive reuse of Hollywood Park, a GOOD idea for a change, will restore the fortunes of Inglewood, which was an attractive city before the 60s and the rise of LAX, as I recall it.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 13, 2016, 11:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: The L.A. Rams back in Inglewood?
Why yes they are
Name: Bill Shultz ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 11, 2016, 10:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: My heart felt sympathy to the Penn family! Many a great day at Ramona, also HHS, one really good guy!! Your in a better place my friend!!