Name: Ken Green ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 20, 2016, 9:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Habra Heights, CA
Message: I stepped away from my desk for a minute, and when I came back, my PC was installing Windows 10. I did not select the update because some expensive software I have may not run under Windows 10. If you don't want this to happen, you have to change the setting in Windows Update to allow you to choose to install updates. Ken
Ken, There is a way to get your old operating system back from W10 if it doesn't work correctly. Not sure exactly how but Google "How to downgrade from Windows 10". Hope this helps you.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 20, 2016, 8:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Happy belated Birthday Karen Fraser. Our favorite "adopted HHS graduate"! I'm pretty sure you grew up in Hawthorne Indiana. I think you know more about Hawthorne now and in the day than most locals. I hope you had a terrific day!
Happy Birthday Karen
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 20, 2016, 5:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Anaheim, Calif
Message: A Very Happy Belated Birthday to Karen Fraser [Yesterday] 5-19. Hope You Enjoyed a Nice Day, Happy Birthday
Well slap me across the chops with a 20oz pool cue, I didn't know yesterday was your birthday. Sorry about that Karen and a great BIG Happy Birthday to you. AND before I forget Bob, Happy Birthday on the 26th.
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 19, 2016, 3:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Hi John, Just to let you know that per Centinela Valley School District, Dr. Mark Newell is still Principal and Hawthorne High School. This information was given to me, yesterday, 5/18/2016. Thank you, Linda Huthmaker/1963
Hi Linda, Yes he may stay is what I'd heard, so we'll see how it goes. Thanks for the info.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 18, 2016, 9:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
City & State: Ca
Message: A big Birthday wish to Gordon Bell! Hope to see you soon in wine country. Tom, I didn't think you would figure it out. I tried to tell Judy and Janny to lay off the rum way before we went to Hawaii.
Happy Birthday Gord!!!
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 16, 2016, 12:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Lies...all lies. Don't believe what is written. Besides, Tom was not t there in Maui. However, we have not received one cent from Justin's r royalties. Kids, they will break your heart. Ungrateful little b bastard!
You heard it here first, folks
Name: Dean Karels ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 16, 2016, 7:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Tustin
Message: Did I just read John that you are turning CT into a porn site
Yes it's true Dean, see our first porn shot in Tom's post, below.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 15, 2016, 11:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Hello Cougs I'll be going to the Reunion in September can't wait I'll be going with three other classmates two from 69 n 71 it will be great see you all there cause we are the mighty Cougars have a great week you all
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 15, 2016, 8:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: ...and Janet you talked about Jan & Judy's "quickie, thrown together" wedding...! My understanding is that they HAD to get married. And that Justin Bieber kid is their love child. I mean compare a pic of Jan and the Bieber kid!! WELL? Just a rumor of course! I mean I'm not one to gossip you know.
Hey Tom, I just found Justin Bieber's baby picture on the Net. Scary but I think you're right, dude.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 15, 2016, 12:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Wow, time does go by! I remember you mentioning seeing a web site that you thought was cool about cars I think, run by a couple of guys. You thought it would be sorta' neat to do the same thing only related to HHS. (I think I told you it would never work!!) Of course I also tried to talk you into going into the buggy whip business with me. You done good my friend. It's nice to have a place to share good memories that are of no interest to the whole world, but mean a lot to the people who made them. Keep on truckin' pal!
Thanks Tom for hanging out here in Ctown. Buggy whips are making a the porn industry
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 15, 2016, 8:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: John, how long has the Feedback page existed? I saw that someone on the Alumni List had paid dues for 19 years. You didn't start asking for meager dues to help support your efforts for several years after Cougartown started. I went back to the first Feedback post but they're not dated. Just curious.
Hey Glenn, The Feedback page was started around the last of 98 or the first of 99, not sure exactly. Jim Sloey mentioned Cougartown dues on page 68, May 28, 1999, and in June of 1999 the very first dues arrived. That's why June is considered "Cougartown Dues Month". Actually there is one Ctowner who has paid dues ahead to the 39th year and 42 Cougartowners who've paid ahead to the 20th or more years, but the alumni list only shows dues paid one year ahead. If you started paying dues in 1999, that would be 18 years of dues, plus one year ahead would guessed it, 19 years showing. I just want to truly thank all of our dues paying members for their help over the last couple of decades (almost), and all our Ctowners for contributing not only to the Feedback page but to get-togethers, reunions, etc. It has been a blessing getting to know you all through Cougartown and even more so meeting many in person. Many of you know I do not do Facebook although I have a facebook account. I figure we started the social networking thing right here in Cougartown so really don't have time for the other one. I know lots of you have migrated to facebook, and that is perfectly all right, but please join in here once in a while. We miss you. Where has LeeRoy Felderruster gone?
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 14, 2016, 12:12 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Judy and of the best (and quickly thrown together) weddings EVER! Ceremony on the lawn overlooking the ocean, reception in our condo, orchids and cake from the market...Perfect! Can't believe it was that long ago though.
Happy Anniversary Jan n Judy
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 13, 2016, 10:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGRAZIA
Class: 1964
City & State: HARBOR CITY
Message: May 8th came and went and neither my husband or I remembered that it was 16 years to the date that the husband and I had a CT wedding in Hawaii. If it wouldn't be that I was reading the cards in the car wash yesterday I never would have thought of I bought a card for waaay too much money and put it on Jan's computer last night after he went to sleep... I didn't mind the price of the card so much as this is how I punish Jan for not remembering. He can look at the back and see that it was seriously over-priced and it would have been cheaper just remember to take me out to dinner. Happy Anniversary to my best friend and sweetheart forever and ever---and eeever and eeever---and eeeverrrr and eeeverrrr.. and forever is a long time.
Happy Anniversary to you and Jan, Judy. I remember that trip like it was a year ago.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 13, 2016, 10:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: I was up near Hawthorne yesterday so I decided to check out the Crenshaw shopping center. Dramatically different from the 60s, where the Boston Store was is now a Big 5 sporting goods, the Thrifty drugs is a Rite Aid and the Thriftimart supermarket is a non chain Superior foods. The York school crowd used to frequent this area. The old Imperial theatre site is now a parking lot for a CVS. Does anyone remember the bumper shoot hamburger joint on the west side of Crenshaw? The building is unchanged and still looks like a parasol but it is some other kind of food place now. Anybody remember the name of the small sporting goods store on Crenshaw about 100 yards south of Imperial? I used to get my track spikes there. I bought a double scoop ice cream cone at Rite Aid. I remember paying 50 cents at Clarks Drugs next to Boys Market on my breaks but this one cost me $2.69! What is this world coming to?
That would be Mel's Sporting Goods, Clark. Never the same after the SLA shot it full of holes
Name: Jan Norton ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 10, 2016, 8:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Chauncey
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: The Classes of 1970, 1971, 1972 & 1973 will be holding their "45th ish" Class Reunion on SEPTEMBER,24th 2016. MARK YOUR CALENDAR! This is a great event to reunite with old friends and make new ones! Go to "Happenings > Class Reunions" here on Cougartown and scroll down to this event for more information!!!! Other classes are welcome too. COME JOIN US!!!! THANKS JOHN FOR ALL YOU DO SUPPORTING COUGARTOWN!!!
Thanks Jan and Cougars from the early 70s, this group always does a great job on their reunions. Please try to make this one.
Name: Ron Dickson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 9, 2016, 11:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Norco
Message: Happy Birthday to my old friend Jim Pasternak. Enjoy your day!!
Happy Birthday Jim!!
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 7, 2016, 10:53 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Hi John, I read with sadness about Mark Newells departure from HHS. It is really difficult these days to find an educational leader who truly pulls together kids and faculty in order to promote a safe and dynamic learning environment . Mark epitomizes all those things . I can only dream of working with an administrator of his integrity and caliber. His shoes will be hard to fill . He performed miracles at HHS. I only wish the best for him and hope his next endeavor is one that appreciates him as much as HHS does . Best wishes , Mark!
Thanks Karen, my sentiments exactly. Good Luck Mark, we will miss you at HHS.
Name: Terri Studer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 7, 2016, 1:08 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kluxdal
Class: 1966
City & State: Hesperia, California
Message: Happy Birthday today to one of the best looking guys from the class of 1965, Bruce Davidson.
Happy Birthday Bruce.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 6, 2016, 4:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: I met with some of my track athletes from HHS and they informed me that principal Mark Newel will be leaving HHS at the end of the school year. Mark is to be applauded for eliminating gang activity on campus. I hope the district has designated a replacement like Wally Nyman or George Key!
Or Mark Newell, he is a great principal in my opinion with as many or more years than either Wally Nyman or George Key. Good Luck to you Mark wherever you land. Whoever gets you is very lucky.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 6, 2016, 2:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: A great big thank you to all for the birthday wishes. I spent a relatively quiet day doing some prepping the outside of the house for paint, had a steak and a couple of glasses of wine then retired early. I look forward to seeing the wine buddies later this summer.
We'll be there Glenn.
Name: Ray Rasmussen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 5, 2016, 3:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Vida, Or.
Message: Mr. Repashy, a year and a half after graduating from HHS [64] I joined the marine corps. During one of your classes, you spoke highly of your time in the corps, that was the input calling me to join. I spent three years in the corps, one of which was in Vietnam, as a combat engineer with a specialty in EOD training. Attached to a bridge company in the the Icorps area outside of Danang. That time was the most invigorating of my entire life and molded my person from then on. Again, thank you sir for your superb training, fairness and support for a future and forever marine...semper fi. May I say also, one of my all-time favorite fallbacks when a choice is needed...."when in doubt, mark it out". God bless you and thank you for your sacrifices. Ray F. Rasmussen
Thank you too Ray, for your story and your service.
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 5, 2016, 2:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Haven't posted anything in quite some time but have been reading. I have a problem that maybe someone can help out with. We're having to move this weekend to San Bernardino. We're moving into an apartment and have to get rid of the 2 dogs we have, a German Shepherd and a Cocker. Anybody that's interested please contact me ASAP. I don't want to have to send them to the pound. The Shepherd has real good markings except the flies were bad last year and got the tips of his ears, other than that he's in great shape. He's about 6 years old, male and has not been fixed. The Cocker needs a special kind of home. She's old and has cataracts in both eyes, is fixed and has a chip. First come first served. Thanks Cougs.
Hi Greg, Good luck with the dogs and the move.
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 5, 2016, 8:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: I want to wish a Happy Cinco de Husker Birth Day to Big Red Bill Sloey. May your John Deere be runnin' and a National Cropionship to the team in the corn field. Happy Birthday Bill!!!
Happy Birthday Bill. Have a Corntastic day maaann!!
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 4, 2016, 9:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: HARBOR CITY
Message: Happy Birthday to our favorite Wine Steward and the one that watched us drink Gordo Red served from a Sparkletts bottle with a paper cup one night and Shee shee ala poo poo Cab with fine chocolates the next, and never laughed at us once. What do you give a man that has everything???? I got it, we're schlepping up this summer so pull out the trundle and the fire up the BBQ. Yes, this is your birthday gift..Leo, this could happen to you if you're lucky. Happy Birthday Bubba..hope you did something fun.
Happy Birthday Glenny Boy.
Name: Lee Leonard ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 4, 2016, 7:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Hawthorne Ca
Message: Happy Birthday Glenn Have A Great One
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 4, 2016, 2:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Happy Birthday Glenn! We will be up to celebrate with you Sonoma style later this summer!
Yes we will...
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 4, 2016, 10:59 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: A BIG happy birthday wish to one of my best buddies, Glenn Crist! Have a great day Glenn and see ya soon. Janet
Happy Birthday Glenn!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 4, 2016, 8:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: A great big Happy Birthday today to good buddy and class of 64er, Glenn Crist. Hope you have a great day buddy.
Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 2, 2016, 2:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: For the dear Mr. Harry Plotkin: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You're one of the greats Harry. Stay strong and keep up that wonderful smile and sense of humor, best wishes to you sir, Jim Dally
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 2, 2016, 11:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Happy Anniversary Mike & Barbara. You got married a week after we did. So it must be 52 years!? I hope you enjoy a whole bunch more!!
Name: Richard Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 1, 2016, 10:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1956
City & State: Simi Valley, Ca
Message: Want to wish Mike Shay and his wonderful wife Barbara a very happy 52nd wedding anniversary. If it weren't for these two, I wouldn't have met and married my best friend (wife) who happens to be Barbara's sister
Happy Anniversary Mike and Barb.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 1, 2016, 11:59 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday Mr. P. It has been such a joy to know you and don't ever lose that beautiful smile! Many hugs, Janet
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 1, 2016, 10:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: From your seventh grade class at Dana (1957-58) may I be the first to wish Mr. Harry Plotkin a very happy birthday. It's still too cool to be able to have a beer or glass of wine with my best teacher ever! Wishing you many, many more birthdays Harry.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 30, 2016, 10:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGRAZIA
Class: 1964
City & State: HARBOR CITY
Message: Happy 91st Birthday Rowdy Mr. Plotkin! I still remember the first time I met you and Kathy about 15 years ago. It was a Pink's Run and we laughed at the worn out ring mark left in your wallet when you went to pay. If teachers advise us to be prepared, then they have to set the first example. However, you were 76 yrs old at the time and the rubber had turned to powder, so you may have had dilutions of grandeur. That was also the night that Kathy told me how to keep my skin from getting wrinkled, and that was to never use soap on your face and pat, pat, pat, your skin dry, never rub. We'll be seeing you later this week for some drinks and to break a little bread. And the second part is that I see Petey and in her pic and there's Phil "WOW" Christiana smack in the middle..and a couple of those guys look like one of my brothers. With all those mustaches and hairy chests it's hard to tell anymore.
Happy Birthday Harry and thank you Judy for being here. You have added so much fun to Cougartown over the years with your humor. I just want you to know I've loved every minute. Don't ever change.
Name: Thomas Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 30, 2016, 7:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Happy Birthday Mr. Plotkin! So good to see you at cruise night. I hope your day was special. Be well!
Happy Birthday Harry. Why are all the people from Intermediate wishing you, a Dana guy, Happy Birthday Where are the Dana grads?