Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 22, 2016, 12:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita
Message: Bob (Bobby) Milazzo HHS60 passed away last week. Bobby was a good friend since Little League and will be fondly remembered. My sincerest condolences to Lisa and the rest of the Milazzo family.
Name: George Paland ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 21, 2016, 4:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
Message: Hi..
Hi George, welcome to Cougartown.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 21, 2016, 10:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: I was just checking out birthdays; what Cougar ever had a better name than Gypsi Luck?
Happy Birthday Gypsi. My favorite name in school was Mythen Damsel Balsich at Hawthorne Christian.
Name: Bill Shultz ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 20, 2016, 4:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: hawthorne
Message: Sorry George, hope you had a great day, (birthday dad's day, wow! got it all in one) a very special man you are!!
Happy Birthday George
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 20, 2016, 10:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: OK ladies, here is a double reason to come to the coach's lunch on the 21st of July; Ann Dye is the first lady to sign up and that means Dan will also be there!
Name: Bill Shultz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 19, 2016, 2:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: hawthorne
Message: A big "Congrats" to Mr. Chauncey, and all UCSB grads on the schools first NCAA baseball World Series appearance, doing well, lost a tough one yesterday 1-0 to a very good Okl St team, they needed a second basemen with some pop in his bat!! Right Coach!! They play again Tuesday! All the best "unleash the lumber" Humphry!!
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 19, 2016, 7:23 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Good morning Cougars wishing all Fathers, Brothers, Grandfathers, Great Grandfathers Uncles,and Cousins a very Happy, Happy Father's Day have a great fun filled day the best ever.
Thanks Cindy.
Name: Karen Bearns ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 19, 2016, 5:34 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Webster
Class: 1972
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Hello I wanted to wish all the dads out there a very nice Fathers Day. Enjoy your special day. Take care and have fun. Love, Karen
Thanks Karen and Happy Fathers Day to Comet Boy.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 18, 2016, 7:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Anybody remember Kresges, two doors north of Boys Market at 118th and the Blvd.? It's recent reincarnation was as a 99 cent store. It burned to the ground a couple weeks ago.
Fire Sale?
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 17, 2016, 4:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: I know you are all going to the big game and dance tonight. But please take five minutes and let me know if you're coming to the Chauncey lunch on July 21. Sounds like its a long way off but it would help me pick a spot in Torrance. Thanks,
I will be there.
Name: Newell Endicott ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 17, 2016, 2:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Hacienda Hts Ca
Message: Robin the owner of Frostys was Russ Seyb son Craig class of 63 & daugher Sherry class of 65 or 66.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 16, 2016, 5:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, OR.
Message: Congrats Paco and Sharon! I am guessing this picture was taken by Pat (RIP) after he finally got you two out of the "blanking" bathroom.....Can anyone remember the last name of Russ who cooked the best chicken fried steak sandwich at Fosters? Best .50 I ever spent.
At Fosters or Frosties? I didn't know what chicken fried steak was, at that time. I was a cheeseburger guy.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 15, 2016, 9:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Wow, '57 DeSoto!! What a great pic. I love those old boats! I've been checking out "Jay Leno's Garage" on YouTube lately. He has some really fine old originals. Would love to see other pics of our rides from the 50s, 60s and 70s etc.
Name: Stephanie Brito ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 15, 2016, 7:51 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hall
Class: 1961
City & State: Rancho Palos Verdes CA
Message: John and the Cougartown car guys....driving down the hill this morn we saw l957 DeSoto Adventurer Cream and gold and a real beauty...I don't remember ever seeing one but Francisco remembered seeing one in Cuba back in the day...You must know this car and where to see it again, A great looking car......tell us more
No, it doesn't ring a bell but here's a copy. GREAT looking car boy and a real land yacht too. Thanks Steph.
Name: Bill Shultz ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 15, 2016, 7:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: hawthorne
Message: "CONGRATS"!! Howard, a super to you and the wife!!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 15, 2016, 10:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Chauncey lunch has 12 people signed up the first day. Who will be first brave lady?
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 14, 2016, 2:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: palos Verde's estates
Message: Paco is coming on July 21st. Only 104 spots left!
I'll be there and so will Rich Sloan.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 14, 2016, 11:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Temecula
Message: Well, 54 years ago today, the class of 1962 graduated, after the graduation Sharon and I got married. I can still hear Pat Desmore yelling to get the %$&# out of bathroom at our reception. We finished the night yelling to get the %$&# out of bathroom at our reception. We finished the night off at the Palladium.
Happy 54th Sharon and Paaaaco!! From the picture, you both like like....what have I done
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 14, 2016, 9:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: Coach Chancey and his wife will be in LA for the summer. I would like to get some Cougars together for lunch with them. Besides lunch you get to exchange lies with other Cougars and hear coach do 20 minutes on old Cougar tails. There will be an open mike so everyone gets to tell a story. While all Cougars are invited I want to make sure ladies know they are very welcome. This will be on July 21st at noon. Depending on the turn out it will be in one of two places, both in Torrance. The cost for lunch will be $15-$20 dollars and there will be a bar in either location. You pay at the door in cash. Please get to me by end of June; with your name and number in your party.
No that will be a fun luncheon folks. Thanks Gary and we'll see you all there.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 14, 2016, 9:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: SANTA MARIA CA
Message: So sorry to hear of Joy West Bliss' passing, our families go back nearly a 100 years, God bless us all.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 13, 2016, 5:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Our friend, classmate and class president Ken Mercurio will ride some 204 miles in mid-summer in Wisconsin to raise funds for the Cleveland Clinic and its cancer research in memory of his best friend Rich Hess, '69. Ken will turn 65 shortly thereafter. To support him, visit this site. What a guy!
Whattaguy indeed, you go Ken and make us old guys proud.
Name: Maureen "mo" Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 13, 2016, 4:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Cougartown has lost another wonderful Cougar. Joy West Bliss, class of 57 passed away at 7:15 PM Sunday night. She was a very dear fiend. The family has requested NO phone calls. Rest in peace my friend!
Sorry to hear the news, Maureen. Our sincerest condolences to the West and Bliss family.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 13, 2016, 11:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita
Message: I know a bunch of our Ctown people had a Verizon email address that recently changed to Frontier. If you are one of these people, please make sure your email address has been changed on our Ctown info system to reflect same, by going to Login Page and updating. This is very important to keep our email addresses current, folks. If you're not sure your present email address is current, no matter what it is, please check it by going to the above link. If you need help logging in, please contact me at the email address at the bottom of this page and I'll be glad to help. Thanks very much.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 12, 2016, 11:13 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
Message: I was just looking on Google Earth at the 133rd St sight of the old Fosters/Dairy Freeze and saw the building out back where we got the hamburgers and fries is still there. I haven't been there in 60 years and it's still standing.
Yes it is still there Marilyn and has been everything from a storage building to a TV repair business to a couple of different churches. I'm sure the french fry and hamburger smells are long gone.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 12, 2016, 1:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: omaha
Message: College baseball super regionals, local flair, Mari Rutter Davis class of 67 has a son playing second base for Texas Tech Red Raiders, on the verge of going to Omaha also to complete the Cougartown connection the color commentator is Wesley Clements class of 76 played at Arizona and drafted by the Cubs and Astros ended on the PGA tour. And somewhere in all these games is Heath Jones who is umpiring.
Great Cougar connections to Americas Game Jim. Thanks for clueing me in.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 10, 2016, 8:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Good news for the Cougar nation. School is out, the state track meet is over and for the 31st straight year nobody has broken the HHS national record for the mile relay! The record is 3:07.4, set in 1985 and the state champions this year were 5 seconds slower than our record! For those of you not familiar with track, the mile relay consists of four athletes, each running one lap. It is the final event at track meets and is very exciting. As a side note, CIF used to have competition at the sophomore level for track & field until the mid-70s. In 1974 HHS had the sophomore CIF champions in the event with a team of Mike Burt, George Ledoux, Dwayne Wristen and Lee Whiteley. Kye Courtney had a great picture of these guys in his classroom, but it disappeared years ago and my attempts to locate it have been unsuccessful.
Thank you Clark "Starter Pistol" Millman for that in depth CIF track meet report
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 10, 2016, 1:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Hey Sue, my old pal Mike Shay HHS61 met his wife Barbara there as well. I think they have been married for close to 54 or 55 years too.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 10, 2016, 10:43 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: All hail Foster's at 133rd. That is where I met my hubby-----55 years ago!!!!!
I don't know why we referred to Frosties as Frosties, it was actually a converted Fosters that turned into a Dairy Freeze.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 9, 2016, 8:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Cool article. Our country seems to be changing so quickly for the worst right now that it is nice to have something from our past to anchor us. Whether the BB line was about Foster's or A&W or the Wich Stand we will probably never know. (They probably don't even remember what they were thinking at the time). But since every Jr. High & High schooler in Hawthorne probably hung out there at one time or another, the BBs probably did too. Now there was a hierarchy between the Foster's near 120th (the one in the article) and the one at about 133rd & Hawthorne Blvd. (At least in the early 60s) One group typically hung out at one, and another group hung out at the other. Maybe someone remembers the distinction!?
I was a Frosties guy (133rd and the Bl), probably because my close friends were there and because it always seemed to have the fastest and best cars there. I liked the A and the Stand too but Frosties was my favorite place to park, eat, and bench race. Re the first Fosters: Inglewood on La Brea. I believe HHS64 Ken Thomason's family owned that one.
Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 9, 2016, 6:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Ventura, CA
Message: Great story about Foster's. But I thought "Well, she's got her daddy's car and she cruises through the hamburger stand now" was a reference to the A&W.
Hi Ron, I think the story in the song fits all the Hamburger Haunts in the country. Why didn't the Beach Boys write it as "cruises through the root beer stand now"? Because "hamburger stand" fits more places that people can relate to. I do think the owners of Fosters in Hawthorne keep the folklore alive by saying the Beach Boys hung out there. Hey, it's good for business. I would probably do the same thing. I'm sure they passed through there, just like we did.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 9, 2016, 4:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Here's an interesting article in Offbeat L.A. about Foster's Freeze. Please take a gander. Thanks to Leo Ainsworth for the heads up.
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 7, 2016, 8:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Had a Cougar sighting today. My mother has stage 4 lung cancer and goes to Hoag Hospital in Irvine every two or three weeks to have her lung drained. I took her today and she introduced me to the doctor that does the procedure for her. He is Dr. Wallace (?) Peck, Hawthorne class of 1974.
Thanks John, great sighting.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 6, 2016, 12:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Took a couple of my HHS track athletes out for breakfast Saturday morning. They are in the middle of finals and they told me graduation is this Thursday afternoon. These poor kids have to be back in school the third week of August. Whatever happened to those nice long three month summers?
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 5, 2016, 4:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Caught the last 30 minutes (of 90 minutes) of The Beach Boys Good Timin'--Live in Concert Knebworth Park, England. The 1980 Beach Boys concert features all six original members together. It may be on other PBS stations or you may be able to stream it from their website.
Name: Jim Frederick (federico) ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 4, 2016, 10:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Arizona
Message: Thought i'd swing by and say and say hello! Almost finished with building our casa! Were totally enjoying Arizona. Been enjoying the early school pics JB! Didn't see my class yet. (Hawthorne Intermediate , 8th grade Mrs Walker , And i can't remember my 7th grade teacher LOL) Been unpacking and I'll send ya pics JB! Life Is Good! Take care Jim
Thanks for the shout Jim and look forward to your school pictures man.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 3, 2016, 1:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to old school buddy, friend, OC neighbor, Dennis Campbell! Have a great day Dennis and hugs to Eileen too. Janet
HB D!!
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 3, 2016, 12:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGRAZIA
Class: 1964
City & State: HARBOR CITY
Message: Happy BD to Hershel Eselman. (Dennis Campbell) I understand that we're going all be together for a 3 dayer in Aug. Now, let's see, who can we get married off now. I can just see Eileen (wife) dragging her rolling suitcase full of condiments behind her...where she goes, her spices go. Looking forward to Eileen's Pina Coladas. Pleeeeeese please don't send us out for rum. Last time we did that we had "wanted posters" tacked up in the Hawaiian jail. kiss kiss..see you soon.
Happy Birthday Dennis!! AND Happy Birthday to Ctown's own Petey Smith!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 3, 2016, 10:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: A Big Happy Birthday to good bud, Dennis (Mammal) Campbell. Hope you have a great day maaaann!!
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 3, 2016, 7:44 am - HHS Time
Maiden: jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: hesperia ca
Message: Happy Happy Birthday to Stephanie Hall Brito. We go back to fifth grade at York Elementary. Stephanie, I hope this day, brings you HAPPY TIMES.
Happy Birthday Stephanie.
Name: Jerry Simpson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 2, 2016, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Santa Clarita Ca,
Message: Happy Birthday Keith. I still remember, the night you and your girlfriend borrowed my 51 Ford p/u to go to the drive-in. That was some show..
Well Keith, he kept it a secret for 55 years Happy Birthday maaaann!!
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 2, 2016, 2:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Hope Bob Clark has a great Birthday. Known Bob since kindergarten at Eucalyptus.
Happy Birthday Bob.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 1, 2016, 9:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton CA
Message: Happy Birthday to Bill Lebo! Still missing brother Wayne. We all went to Methodist sunday school for years at 120th and Inglewood. Thanks for the Intermediate pictures!
Happy Birthday Bill ! !
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 31, 2016, 5:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to Don Matteson, who must also be 64 this year. I knew Donny and his older brother Lynn (RIP) a little. Lynn's name is the only one that I recognize on the Vietnam page. Vietnam is a gorgeous country, outside those cities, and is now an apparent ally against the Colossus of the North for them, China. Since they loathe all foreigners, especially the Chinese, why did anyone have to go to participate in their civil war?
Happy Birthday Don