Name: Barney McArdle ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 1, 2016, 10:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McArdle
Class: 1958
City & State: San Antonio
Message: Haven't posted in a while but saw John Hagethorn's post on the Rams. Yep, I remember going down on the field, after the games and couldn't believe how big the players were. Does anyone remember the Rams "Free Football for Kids"(I think 1954)? Don Heikes' dad used to take (I think) four or five of us to the Ram games and we got in for FREE and sat high at the "Tunnel End". We would go and play football outside and sometimes go to the Museum before the game. The Ram band would sit at the Tunnel End (in the bandbox) and play the Ram fightsong---and I still remember how it went. There was Don Heikes, Tom Ellis, Gordon Martin and me that would go every home game. Before the game, USC sometimes played a team from Camp Pendleton. Memories!!
Great Ram memories there Barney and thanks for checking in.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 1, 2016, 9:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: HARBOR CITY
Message: Looking over the alumni classes in grade and intermediate schools and I'm amazed at the size of the class. In Catholic school (St. Joseph's) each room held no less than 60 students. Two classes for each grade. One class of public school kids would have been the number of students picked as ticket monitors. Anyone that went to Catholic school will remember that if you did wrong, the ticket monitor would give you a ticket with a pointed finger on it..then you had to turn your ticket into the teacher. I got one and asked the girl what the finger meant and she said, "You did wrong." Then I got another ticket for talking to the ticket monitor. See you tomorrow night Sidney. Hamburger, fries and a Vanilla shake with a lactose pill.
I love it...a TATTLING TICKET. We kept our mouths shut at Hawthorne Christian as the Principal, Mr Pike had a Big paddle. See you and Janny tomorrow, Til.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 31, 2016, 1:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Wow Rich Sloan.....I want a ride. Today the new Tesla 3 rolls out that my Grandson Wesley worked on last summer during his break from ASU. I told him about your new car and he was jazzed, said he did get to ride in one at a drag race at Barrett Jackson. I told him that he hasn't lived until he can cruise down the original drag strip...Hawthorne Blvd!
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 31, 2016, 12:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker
Message: Also the Eucalyptus Class of '67 (Mrs. Sellars) should be HHS Class of '74 AND '73.
Thanks Alan, I will fix that probably next week.
Name: Chuck McKemie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 30, 2016, 6:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Frisco Texas
Message: Thanks for posting pics of earlier classes. One correction on R H Dana class of 62. I was in Mr. Helvey's class, row 3 picture #1. Not in Mr. Fitzgerald's class. If interested, I could provide names of most of my classmates. Thanks for all you do for Cougartown.
Hi Chuck, Thanks for the info. I removed your name from the picture. As to adding names; it would be a monumental task, but I do thank you for the offer. The names on that picture was from our guessing games here on feedback pages past. If anyone has class pictures that aren't there, please send them along.
Name: Andy Archibeque ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 30, 2016, 9:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Archibeque
Class: 1963
City & State: Huntington Beach
Message: Billie Hanson was right. The teacher was Mrs Thompson. I was in 6th grade that year in Mr Kleins class.
Thanks Andy and if you can send the picture to me, please do.
Name: Chuck Kimes ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 29, 2016, 10:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Coupeville WA.
Message: Welcome Home Vietnam Vets.!!!!!!!!!!
Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 28, 2016, 4:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Ventura, CA
Message: The York picture is gone. But I thought I may have seen Don Lasseter on the bottom row, about 3rd from the left.
Thanks Ron, then it's a 4th grade picture.
Name: Billie Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 28, 2016, 12:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Kent WA
Message: Just wondering, if we could name the teacher could it help? Is her name Mrs. Thompson?
Could be, not sure.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 27, 2016, 6:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: No clue about the York photo, John. I was 1 year old. I've got my classes from Eucalyptus and H.I. If you want I can scan and send them to you.
Seeing as all the other York pictures I have are 4th grade, I'll say this one is too. It would be high school grad year 1965. Don't we have a 65er out there who can identify anyone in this picture? Yes please do that Alan, thanks man.
Name: Harry Plotkin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 27, 2016, 3:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: HAPPY EASTER ALL! Wishing everyone a grand day.
Mr. P!! Happy Easter to you too and Happy Easter to Kathy, Butch and Daisy too. Thanks for being here today
Name: Thomas Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 27, 2016, 2:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: No clue. Didn't go to York. Looks like 4th or 5th grade to me though. I like the bow ties on a couple of the boys! Happy Easter all. Hope it's a good day all around.
It seems someone would recognize someone in the picture. Maybe everyone but you and me has something to do on Easter Sunday....yathink!! Happy Easter maaann
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 27, 2016, 4:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Alta Loma, Ca
Message: Happy birthday to my brother-in-law, Lee Mills, class of 64. you're a lucky guy, you get birthday cake and chocolate bunnies on the same day, enjoy.
Happy Birthday Lee
Name: Bj Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 26, 2016, 6:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hanson
Class: 1962
City & State: Kent
Message: Happy Birthday Eugene (HHS62)! You were so smart and I was so awful with Algebra. Would you believe I became an Administrative Assistant in a school district personnel office and later, after I figured out math and algebra, an Accountant for a Real Estate Company? Weird, huh? Happy Easter everyone. We will be celebrating with a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and wishing everyone good health and happy days. Happy Birthday also to my beautiful niece, Gina Kaye!
Happy Birthday Eugene & Gina!! Happy Easter Billie Jean, have a great one.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 25, 2016, 9:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Hello wishing all of you a very Happy Easter have a great fantastic wonderful day
Happy Easter Everyone.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 24, 2016, 10:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Cougar sighting! As I was leaving my office yesterday a guy behind me rushed to get out the door and I had never met him so naturally I had to interrogate him. It was Dave Veerman HHS 77. Since he was only a year behind me I was able to reel off a ton of names we both knew. He said he had TAed for coach Minami. The Cougar Stalker strikes again! Naturally I told him about Cougartown and Cruise Night.
Thanks Clark, keep'em comin' !!
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2016, 9:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: OK I am sad to say I will miss Cruise Night. Have not missed one in a Long time. I need someone to have a Dipped Cone for me! Will be missing all my HHS Buddies. But don't worry the following weekend I will be meeting with the Class of 77 Reunion Committee. We will be having our first of many planning sessions. Enjoy Cruise night see ya next time.
OK Dennis, we'll miss you maaaann see you in September.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2016, 8:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: While scanning the San Francisco Chronicle this evening, I was once again startled to find an article about Dana Gioia, native of Hawthorne and now the Poet Laureate of the state. The article is visible with a Google search at sfchronicle,com. He's a contemporary of Emitt Rhodes, both born in 1950, but not an HHS graduate, and born in a "poor, working-class town on the outskirts of Los Angeles." He's waiting for an invitation to return to Hawthorne, so perhaps he and Emitt could appear at Good Neighbors Day!
It could happen...
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2016, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
Message: Regarding Richie Sloan's New Car. Wow Rich, You still have the presence of mind to sign a car contract..good job. I thought I made a huge decision myself today, I had 2 witnesses sign my Advanced Directive papers.. I suppose if Rich can bring his latest conversation piece, I can bring copies of mine. See you CN Sid. (hope you didn't let JB drive your prize Rich..he's been known to knock engines right out of their motor mounts.)
Name: Jerry Simpson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2016, 7:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Santa Clarita Ca,
Message: A big Happy Birthday to Barbara Rozzuti. A great person, I still remember all the fun dates we had.
Happy Birthday Barbara!!
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2016, 2:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Nice move, Rich. Color me jealous.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 23, 2016, 8:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Yesterday, Rich Sloan HHS60 called and told me he had something to show me and he'd be by in a half hour. I figured it was a new car but a guy pushing 74 years old, you'd think it would be a Chevy Equinox or Ford Fiesta....not Rich, he drove up in his brand new Dodge Challenger Hellcat!! Now for you Cougs who don't know what this is, it's just what the name implies HELLcat. Aluminum hooded, 707hp intercooled blown Hemi with an 8 speed automatic that will literally rip the buttons off your shirt when you stand on it. My God, this thing is a 10.80-128mph 1/4 miler with top speed of 200mph. Bring on the Z06's maaaann! Rich will bring this monster to Cruise night on April 2nd for anyone who wants to see what a 10 second factory street machine looks like. Thanks Rich for bringing it by and letting me mistreat your new baby, I had a blast!! See you all at Fosters on the 2nd.
Name: BJ Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 21, 2016, 3:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hanson
Class: 1962
City & State: Kent WA
Message: My sincere condolences to you, your brother and family members, Gary. I remember your mom, how could anyone forget such a sweet lady with that beautiful smile? So many of us were fortunate to have such hard working, devoted, happy parents. I'm sure loads of great memories are coming to mind. My mom volunteered at York's snack bar and later was the Office Secretary at Romona (RIP Mom '92). Tom, my parents bought a lot and built a 700 SF house with two bedrooms and one bath where all five us lived. Our brother, Bob, (RIP 2013) moved into a travel trailer placed in our backyard because the house was so small for a teenaged boy. Later, a second house was built on the back part of the lot, trailer was sold, first house was rented out. Since the new home had three bedrooms but still only one bath brother Bob got his own room. We were the second family on the block to get a black/white 9 inch t.v. I remember an ice box instead of a refrigerator, and a clothes wringer mom would put the washed clothes through before hanging them on the clothes line. I still miss the smell of those sun dried sheets! So many family memories too hard to count. Like the Fourth of July celebrations in the street and a whistling Pete firecracker that followed my mom as she ran screaming in terror into the house; and, right behind her was my dad yielding the garden hose in a desperate attempt to put out the fire cracker and not be witness to his house burning down. And, our dad (RIP 2010), piling all of us into the Station Wagon along with shovels stating only that we were going for a drive. When we ended up at the sand dunes, dad pulled the car to the side of the road, opened the trunk, and to our great surprise, shoveled the beach sand directly into the trunk of the car! Mom was yelling, "What are you doing?" And, "Is this legal?" And, dad replying, "It's for the sandbox I built for the kids." And, "No, this isn't legal. Watch for the cops!" My sister and I ducked down in the back seats believing were were all going to jail. Mom was still yelling, " Hurry up!" And, "How are you going to get all that sand out of the car?" Dad replying, "I just hope the car starts!" Happy Birthday cousin Beverly!
GREAT Hawthorne story Billie Jean. I love those big family small house stories. Remembering spending the night at Bob Reagan's house. 2 bedroom one bath, sleeping on the floor in the boy's (3 boys) 9X12 bedroom. You had to go through the boy's bedroom to get to the bathroom so being stepped on in the middle of the night was pretty standard Thanks Billie
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 21, 2016, 7:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Happy Birthday Helen Teague! I hope you have a happy day with friends and family. See you at cruise night!
Happy Birthday Helen, have a great day.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 20, 2016, 5:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Thanks Jerry, for the interesting article on Hawthorne property for sale in 1905. A quick visit to the internet shows the following: $75 in 1905 is worth about $2027 in 2015 $750 "" """ "" $20,270 " "" Average salary in 1905 was about $700 So it cost a little over 1 years salary to buy a lot and build a house in 1905. Median house cost in Hawthorne in 2015 is $510,000 Average salary of a factory worker in Hawthorne is about $27,000. So a home buyer in 2015 is committing about 18 years of salary to the same property in 2015. It also tells you that I have a lot of time on my hands on Sunday!!!
Name: Patty Gribben ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 19, 2016, 11:07 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Paliani
Class: 1963
City & State: Bishop, Ca
Message: Dear Gary, your mother, as you well know, was very special to me. I know I'm not alone when I say that her strength of character, loyalty and honesty not only guided you boys but many others that had the fortune to cross her straight and narrow path. She will be remembered. Love Patty
Name: Bill Shultz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 19, 2016, 9:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: hawthorne
Message: Very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, only wonderful thoughts of her here. Your Mom and Mrs. Adams, always had those great cinnamon breakfast rolls ready for me every morning at HHS, so many others, you and Bob were so lucky to have great parents, as we all were. My friend, you're as special as they were!! Hang tough!!
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 19, 2016, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Santa Maria CA
Message: Condolences to Gary Bickers on the loss of his mother. There is always sadness when you lose a parent regardless of how long they lived and how great their life was and she obviously was a 10 on both. My mom had a lot of similar experiences. Best always to the Bickers family, God bless us everyone.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 19, 2016, 9:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Belated birthday wishes for two Cougars ,my brother Ray Millman (HHS'71) turned 63 on Wednesday. Happy birthday you old guy you! Also Bill Featherston, C basketball coach and activities director from the late 60s into the 70s turned 74 on Thursday. I think Bill took a "Dick Clark How not to grow old seminar" because he seems to forever be the South Bay beach guy from the 60s. He was playing beach volleyball in Manhattan last week! Happy birthday "Feather"
Happy Birthday Ray and Bill.
Name: Danny Petty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 18, 2016, 12:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Laughlin, Nv
Message: Cougars take to the crap tables in Laughlin to celebrate Mr Shippey's 90th Birthday attending was David, Becky, Tommy and Cathy Shippey with Wanda Cox Shippey, Bill and Rhonda Grondyke, Gary Stevenson and more other Shippey's than I could count. The crap tables were very good to us!
Happy Birthday Mr Shippey and good luck on the crap table. Thanks Danny for the update.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 18, 2016, 10:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to Glenn OClassen! Hope you have a fabulous day. Gary, I'm sorry for the loss of you Mother. I do remember her from HHS, what an incredible work ethic she had!
Happy Birthday Glenn!!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 17, 2016, 9:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: My mom, Mildred Bickers, passed away this morning. She was 96 years old. She lived in Hawthorne from 1945 to 1985. Many HHS kids knew her because after working the 11pm to 7am shift at Centinela she worked the snack bar at HHS until about 10am. Additionally she worked with Dr. Thomson and Dr. Hertzic, both OBGYN in Inglewood and lots of HHS girls used them. She moved to Inglewood Orthopedic Group and took care of lots of broken stuff that happened to HHS kids. From 1957 to 1963 she never missed a football of basketball game that either my brother Bob or I played in. She was able to travel to UCLA games after that. She became good friends with Ty and Paco's moms and they had some adventures before they all moved off 134th St. She came off an Iowa farm, came to California as a nurse to work the VA hospitals during WW2 and met my Dad and stayed. I think we were a very typical Hawthorne family. She had a nice life and made sure my brother and I were set to have even better lives.
So sorry about your Mom, Gary. I know lots of the early Cougars remember your Mom from the cafeteria staff and at ball games. You know she will be missed. My sincerest condolences to you and the rest of the Bickers family.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 17, 2016, 8:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: A BIG Happy Birthday to Emma Trujillo Perez and a "joined at the hip" friend, Cheryl Christensen Nicocia. Hope you both have a great day today.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 17, 2016, 7:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut
Message: Sad news to share. Early this month my cousin Calvin Kieffer (HHS '59) passed away and this morning my friend and neighbor Stan Morrell (HHS '58) passed away.
Sorry to hear the news on Calvin and Stan, Jim. Our condolences to you and the Kieffer and Morrell families.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 16, 2016, 8:43 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Wishing you all a very safe happy fun filled St. Patrick's Day enjoy
Happy SPD!!
Name: Walline Watson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 16, 2016, 3:16 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hohenthaner
Class: 1966
City & State: Salem Oregon/MundsPark Az
Message: Its been 50 years ago since we graduated are we having a reunion this year.
It doesn't look like it Walline, sorry.