Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 3, 2016, 9:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Yountville, Ca
Message: Thanks to Trott, Scheliga and Miles, I found A farm in Suisun where I can pick boysenberries, talking about pies, I could go for A Moon Pie
I loved those Moon Pies man.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 3, 2016, 12:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Regarding boysenberries: My grandparents had an orange grove in Santa Ana in the 1930s, my grandmother always told me she bought boysenberry pies from Mrs. Knott off the back of a wagon on Beach Blvd. in the early 30s when they started out. Hawthorne may not be the town we grew up in anymore but there is no reason HHS can't be a good school with a good reputation. There are some real good kids at HHS these days. I took a couple of my track athletes out for dinner yesterday for the holiday. Most of the kids don't have two parents at home and need a little experience outside Hawthorne. After dinner I took them up to P.V to see the wild peacocks and feed them walnuts by hand. We all had a great time. With a little input from the vast pool of alumnae talent we have in Cougartown, HHS can be a respected school again!
Name: Bob Faulkner (aka:helpes ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 2, 2016, 5:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: lake havasu, az
Hi Bob, Believe it or not, there are still HHS students who are very proud of Hawthorne High. They didn't know our Hawthorne and, growing up today, they would have probably hated ours. Cougartown is not here to compare Hawthornes, just to remember OUR Hawthorne, the way it was. I'm sure these kids, in 30 years, will remember, fondly, their Hawthorne as we do now (I wonder what happened to so and so or we sure had fun at the skate board park). I believe it's all relative.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 2, 2016, 1:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Hello to all Cougars wishing all of you a safe and great 4th of July God Bless America my (our) home sweet home enjoy your whatever or wherever you go or do his year over decorated more than usual since what's been happening it's terrible and sad especially Orlando be safe
Happy 4th Cindy.
Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 1, 2016, 12:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: WHAT A TITLE! Number 4 out of 50 "Worst Cities to Live In" according to the channel 11 news last night, our Hometown of HAWTHORNE has that distinction. Economic troubles and because it's an expensive place to live are the main reasons listed for the dubious 'honor.' Wow, how things have changed since I and my classmates went to the school we glowingly talk about on here and the city Hawthorne High was named after. It would seem however that most of us have moved OUT of Hawthorne over the years for various reasons, myself included and sure, politics in city government can uproot what we remember as kids as a place "Father Knows Best','The Cleavers', 'Ozzie & Harriet Nelson','The Doris Day Show' and others; all of those COULD have been our neighbors because that's the kind of city and place we came from. After 50 plus years, changes (good and bad) from every angle have made its mark on our fair city,(and neighboring towns as well). Cities get what 'they vote for' ~~ that's why education is so very important.
To DONALD SCHELIGA: I'm glad to read your ranch is 'out of the line of fire' so far and with fingers crossed it will stay that way. It's tough on all of us to see the state 'go up in smoke' like it has been doing. Even worse IF it's determined the fires were started by an arsonist. I saw the news last week and one lady stated her home (that was gone) didn't have insurance! She was looking at her options for financial help? Very sad. On a related note, I wrote our governor months ago suggesting he get together with the governors of Oregon and Washington, work out a plan to pump and pipe water from those "Wet" states down to our "Dry" state. Fill our reservoirs as needed, shut off the flow until we needed more. Recently, I learned the water for the L.A. Basin area comes from a 'Lake' way up in the N/E part of CA. So the pipeline wouldn't need to be as long as I first thought (below Bakersfield). But, I never heard back from anyone in government on this. Yes, yes, I realize filling reservoirs (drinking water mostly) doesn't do a darn thing for the wild lands that are so tinder dry; it's the HIGH and LOW pressure zones that create the cause and effect for those places. More power to Mother Nature toward doing the right thing for us on the 'West Coast.'
Forgive me for being 'on a roll' but, a word about the Boysenberry and how the get some: Sure, the Knotts' label for preserves has it and yes very few restaurants seem to have that kind of pie anymore. I too remember when Marie Callendar's had it during 'the season.' Wonderful! For you 'old timers' who live within 'a drive' to Knotts Berry Farm, every Tuesday from 3 pm to 6 pm BEHIND the "Famous Chicken Restaurant." They offer a 'senior dinner buffet' ~~ all you can eat, including their famous Boysenberry Pie for under $10.00! (It was the last time I was there, months & months ago). Enjoy fellow Hawthorne-ettes.
REGARDING CLARK MILLMAN'S comments on the former Kresge's and the 'late 99 cents store.' I was over there just a few days ago, went into the former Clark Drug store (now a CVS), walked toward the burned 99 cent store. The walls are still standing; looks 'normal' from the front. there's a chain-link fence out to the N/S driveway in front of the place with a uniformed guard nearby. He told me the building is undergoing a complete remodel and should be open again in a few months. The cause of the fire was determined to be from electrical trouble in the ceiling.
Thanks for the info Jim, forgive me for consolidating your posts. Re: Boysenberry pie, I had dinner at Hofs Hut last night and they have Boysenberry pie by the slice or the whole pie. It is on the dessert menu so they must have it all the time.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 1, 2016, 11:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Our friend Ken Mercurio recently cycled 125 miles in Maryland to prepare for his 200+-mile ride along the Mississippi in Wisconsin at the end of the month. He's riding on behalf of cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic. He could use about $900 more support at the website mentioned in my June 13 posting here. Dr. Simon Ramo of TRW, which is now part of Northrop Grummann, was gathered recently at 103. He was working and acquiring patents almost to the end. We have to keep moving, if possible! I know about the car show, but is there any other news about Good Neighbor events in two weeks?
Hi John, Good Neighbor's Day will be the 16th of July this year, at the Civic Center and will have the usual musical entertainment. I really don't know who's performing but am sure it will be an entertaining day. Go Ken Mercurio.
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 30, 2016, 7:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: West Covina CA
Message: John, the fire is about 40 miles away from r-ranch. It started at the south east side of Lake Isabella and quickly spread north east. It devastated an area known as Squirrel Valley and the town of Onyx. We were at the ranch a week or so before this fire started, and the Kennedy Meadows fire was still burning, everything is so dry, the entire area real tender box for sure. We have an easement road across the property to a forest service headquarters camp and we have a 10 acre surface lake on the property. At times they use the lake to fill their tankers and choppers with water. During the last big fire close to the ranch the forestry service used the place as a staging area and our cabins for sleeping. Presently we are considering using the ranch to house some of the fire victims that have lost their homes.
Thanks Don, good to know you're out of the line of "fire" for now, at least.
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 30, 2016, 1:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: West Covina CA
Message: With regards to Boysenberrys, growing up in Haw. we had 30 to 40 plants growing, my mom made great pies with them. Over the years, time has taken a toll on the old plants and last year I discovered a runner of one of the plants still thriving. I have managed to keep it alive and it's doing OK. I went looking for more plants to grow but like many of you, came up empty. Seems like Blackberries are easier to find then Boysen. After some looking around I found that STARKBROTHERS nursery sold the plants, I believe they are in Louisiana. I ordered 5 plants which I have growing at home, no berries yet. Then by chance, while at our local Covina Nursery, I found lots of plants, thorn less, at 8.00 bucks a pop so I bought 4 more plants and within 4 months they produced lots of tasty berries with that old familiar taste I always loved. If anyone is looking for and wants to buy some boysenberry plants, let me know and I will point you in the right direction.
Thanks Don for the info and while you're here, is the Kern fire close to your property? I was talking to Gordon Bell last night on this subject.
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 30, 2016, 12:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: W. Covina
Message: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to my Pal Norman Greenfield. I first met Norm in kindergarten when we were both 5 years old....
Hey Norm, Happy Birthday man.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 30, 2016, 9:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks Ca
Message: I think we obtained our love of the Boysenberry because of our close proximity to Walter Knott and his farm in Orange County. Although Knott did not invent the Boysenberry nor perhaps did Mister Boysen from who's farm Walter obtained his first samples, in the early 1930's Knott started growing the Boysenberry and selling it commercially. When he started his Buena Park kitchen, Boysenberry jams and pies were a specialty. I know I can still close my eyes and taste a big bite of Boysenberry pie after eating Mrs. Knott's delicious chicken. Over the years it was found the berry was prone to some diseases and did not ship fresh well. So it is still grown, mainly in Oregon and New Zealand, but only in limited quantities these days. About ten years ago the developed a replacement without all the problems called the newberry or the ruby boysen you might want to try.
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 30, 2016, 9:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Gary Miller...that is Marty Hunter.
Thank you Mo.
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 29, 2016, 9:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Yountville, Ca
Message: One more question if I may, what has become of the Boysenberry? I haven't seen one in over 10 years. Almost everyone had them in their backyards in Hawthorne. You could buy them at any grocery store in a little basket like strawberries and raspberries. You could buy a boysenberry pie at the market. Then all of the sudden, I would pick up a pie and it just said berry, so I thought ok they just shortened the wording on the label. Anyway after the 1st bite I knew it wasn't boysenberry, sure enough I look at the ingredients and is says, marionberries, olallieberries, loganberries, blah, blah. blah, every berry on earth but the boysenberry. Then for a while you could still get frozen Boysenberries, then poof they disappeared. Marie Callender's don't seem to have a problem acquiring them albeit frozen I'm sure.
I see Boysenberry jam at Ralphs and Knotts is full of Boysenberry everything. Maybe Yountville is out, Gary
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 29, 2016, 9:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Happy Birthday today to one of THE HOTTEST GIRLS in the class of 1962, and Paco's wife for the passed 54 years, Sharon Schleper Duran. Hope you had a great day today, Sharon.
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 29, 2016, 9:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Yountville, Ca
Message: In that class picture from Intermediate(1959), actually it is (1958), anyway I have been wondering about the girl in the second row to the immediate left of Daryl Hockenberry for the last 15 yrs. I know her 1st name was Marty, She was tall, lived on Ramona directly across the street from Robert Lanphere's garage, we were both in Mrs. Hanson's class but were split up, Her here and me to Mrs. Earharts. I always thought her last name was Hunter
Anyone know?
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 29, 2016, 8:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Yountville, Ca
Message: Yes I caught my 1st fish at Alondra Park, I don't remember how much he weighed but I brought him home in A beer bottle
Thanks Gary, I think I threw that one back
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 29, 2016, 11:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita Ca
Message: Here is a picture of Tom Shelley's(HHS62) grandson Jason Kordan, with about an 8 lb Bass. Jason is an avid fisherman. You can Google his name and he will light up the search page with many articles. I guess it was about 20 years ago. Tom was looking for something to do with Jason on the weekend and decided to take him to the Redondo pier to do some fishing.. Well Jason loved that experience and has been "Hooked" ever since and has honed his skills, becoming an excellent tournament fisherman. Now I used to fish alot when Dad was alive and we had fished most all the San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura lakes, but mainly the Colorado River chain ie. Lake Mojave, Mead and Powell. My biggest fish was 7-2 and Dad's biggest was 7-6.
OH did I mention, Jason caught this particular Bass at Alondra Park. You know, that little pond where we used to go as kids and try to catch a Bluegill. Who would have thought that after all the travelling, that Dad and I could have caught our trophy Bass in Lawndale. Congrats Jason, but mainly to Tom for deciding to take Jason fishing one Saturday morning, 20 years ago. It all worked out very well.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 28, 2016, 8:10 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: Congrats to Kevin. He was awesome. We will be watching him in Rio. Gordon, you all must be so proud.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 27, 2016, 10:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Congrats to Kevin! OMAHA, Neb. In 2012, Kevin Cordes just missed out going to the London Olympic Games. Four years later, the 22-year-old breaststroker will be able to call himself an Olympian. I can't believe it, Cordes said, still breathless after winning the men's 100-meter breaststroke at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming. It's an amazing feeling, being able to say I'm an Olympian, going to Rio. In the final, he out-touched Cody Miller by 0.08 seconds, winning in 59.18. Miller came in second in 59.26 and will likely also be named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team later this week.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 27, 2016, 10:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Wow, Gordon, I no sooner typed my last message and my swim coach daughter just texted that Kevin also set the American and US records with that swim. We will all be watching Thursday! Janet
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 27, 2016, 9:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: oregon city, oregon
Message: Gordon Martin has to be grinning with his grandson Kevin, going to the Olympics. It has been a long few months for the whole family.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 27, 2016, 8:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Congratulations Gordon!! Kevin first placde in the 100. Awesome, we'll be watching him in Rio! Having swimming grandkids, I know how hard they work and how proud you must be!
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 27, 2016, 8:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, Oregon
Message: Congrats Grandpa "Gordo" and Grandson Kevin Cordes (59.18) Quick time in the 100M breast stroke. Rio next. Mary Ann, I too have watched every inning of the Cats in Omaha. Lots of sports in that town this week. Friday will begin 10 days of track and field trials here in track town USA. A good time for all.
Congratulations Kevin... and Gordie too.
Name: Mary Ann Walton Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 27, 2016, 11:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: CWS is a blast this year! Haven't seen Heath umping, but did catch Wildcat swimmers in the stands cheering on AZ over the weekend. Good luck to the grandson, Gordon. Hope yall can catch some of the finals beginning tonight ... AZ vs. Coastal Carolina - another exciting team having fun. Hot, hot, hot here, so the ac and tv going full blast.
Thanks Mary Ann, I'll be watching. Stay Cool.
Name: Bill Ruegger ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 25, 2016, 12:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: villa park california
Message: Hello Cougars. Getting ready for the fourth and we're leaving for Mount Rushmore on Monday to get ready???? Have a good one.
Hey Bill, Have a great 4th and thanks for dropping by.
Name: Gordon Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 24, 2016, 5:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Phoenix,AZ
Message: Off to Omaha to watch grandson Kevin Cordes in the Olympic Trials. If any interest 100M Breaststroke finals are on Monday night and 200M finals on Thursday night. Both on NBC. Nervous time so please keep your fingers crossed. Only top 2 make the Olympic team.
I'll be watching Gordon and Good Luck to Kevin.
Name: Jan Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 23, 2016, 4:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Freeman
Class: 1967
City & State: Elsinore, Utah
Message: I just want to Thank those that have been posting the old class photos. I was looking at them this morning and there was my wonderful husband, Corky Peterson, of 46 years in his Kindergarten class. He left Hawthorne before he started 2nd grade. When we met in 1969 we knew that we both went to Eucalyptus School together. He was a year ahead of me. Seeing the picture was awesome to know how our lives connected. One of these days I will go thru my parents pictures and add a few more from Eucalyptus. With 2 brothers older than me, we do have a few. Thank you again......Happy HOT summer to all. Smiles for Miles, Jan
Thanks Jan, and yes, lots of emails from Cougars thanking us for the pictures. I know lots of people thought they'd never see their 3rd grade picture again.
Name: Ron Dokken ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 23, 2016, 11:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1955
City & State: Endwell, NY
Message: Hi. Just turned 79. 1942, moved to an Orphans home in Gilroy, moved to Hawthorne around 1948, went to all the local schools ending in HHS 55. 1957 became an aviation cadet, leading to 200 + combat msns in SEA. Retired in NY 1978, been here ever since. Still have to play with old cars (68 Beetle). Greetings to all my old classmates.
Hey Ron, Thanks for your service and thanks too for being here in Ctown.