Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 11:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks
Message: Happy Birthday John Baker! Sending you lots of love and best wishes from Ventura County. We are so long overdue for a visit I am ashamed. Suffice it to say it's just been a very busy time and things are calming down. Hope to see you soon. XOXO
Name: Bill Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 10:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: HAWTHORNE
Message: Happy BD JB Many more.... cause you deserve it
Name: Bj Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 10:14 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kent WA
Message: "Happy Birthday, John!" What happened to the Cougs playing Ingelwood? I was married to an Inglewood High bad guy (RIP 2016) and the Inglewood/Hawthorne games were always competitive times for us. I will be cheering soon for both the SeaHawks and the Rams! Just kidding...GO HAWKS! John, I will be sending you some newspaper articles featuring Cougs football, Dan Dye ("Hi, Dan!" Think we had Mr. Brown's History class together), '62 graduating class, Hawthorne Intermediate 8th grade class photos (John, you were so cute), and more. Anyone remember 6th grade trip to Camp Conrad? Bob Reagan, Nancy Brooks and Sherri Jones were there for sure, I have photos! Keep making memories Cougs!
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 28, 2016, 10:14 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: A very Happy Birthday to the King of Cougartown, John Baker. Enjoy your day, J.B.
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 27, 2016, 8:12 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Judy, don't forget the one about how my husband seems to be behind the mysterious disappearance of a Howdy Doody marionette. One thinks they know someone and then hmmmmm.....
Name: Judith Degrazia ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 26, 2016, 8:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: HARBOR CITY
Message: Re: Wine Country Weekend. You know how I hate to ramble on, so I'll just say one thing. I got John Baker to rub my bare feet one afternoon. JDB
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 26, 2016, 7:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Here is the football schedule - Starts tonight!
8/26 7:00p La Canada (La Canada, CA) Location: Hawthorne High School
9/1 7:00p Rivera (Los Angeles, CA) Location: Hawthorne High School
9/9 7:00p @ South (Torrance, CA) Location: South High School
9/16 7:00p @ Banning (Wilmington, CA) Location: Banning High School
9/23 7:00p Leuzinger (Lawndale, CA) Location: Hawthorne High School
10/7 7:00p @ Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, CA) Location: Beverly Hills High School
10/14 7:00p @ Santa Monica (Santa Monica, CA) Location: Santa Monica High School
10/21 7:00p Culver City (Culver City, CA) Location: Hawthorne High School
10/28 7:00p El Segundo (El Segundo, CA) Location: Hawthorne High School
11/4 7:00p @ Lawndale (Lawndale, CA) Location: Lawndale High School
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 26, 2016, 10:04 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: A Giant Happy Birthday today to my all time best friend from the class of 76, Sharon Bierman Branigan. Hope you have a great day, Sharon.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 25, 2016, 2:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: There is an interesting appreciation of the music of Perry Como by Terry Teachout in the print WSJ today, "Digging Deeper Than 'Hot Diggity'". He was huuuuge in the 50s. It's not unfortunately visible online without a subscription to WSJ.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 25, 2016, 1:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: High School Football is approaching! From the Dailey Breeze 2016 South Bay high school football preview: Ocean League Hawthorne opened some eyes last year with a big win over El Segundo and played Culver City extremely close in a loss. The Cougars return senior quarterback Marte Mapu and his top receiver, Carlos Jacobo. At a glance: Favorite: Lawndale Dark horse: Hawthorne - GO COUGARS!
Name: Andy Archibeque ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 25, 2016, 10:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Huntington Beach CA
Message: Sorry to hear of Bill Morris passing. I know Bill Daquila, Ray Creal, Gary Dunn, my wife Sandy would like to know if services will be held & where. He was a good guy, and will be missed
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 24, 2016, 1:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Temecula
Message: I remember the night before heading to Santa Maria for our All-Star game, about 10 players spent the night at my house, where Butch set the record for eating my moms tacos!! He was great 2nd baseman, RIP Butch!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 24, 2016, 12:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Just heard from Sandy Peppers that Butch Morris HHS63 passed away on August 17th. Very sorry for this news and our sincerest condolences to the Morris family.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 24, 2016, 10:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: johnston iowa
Message: I have no doubt if Clark was Floating on a raft ala Tom Hanks with Wilson for 6 months he would upon return have at least 12 Cougar sightings.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 24, 2016, 9:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Ahwahnee, Ca
Message: I agree with my fellow Cougars who all spent a fabulous few days in wine country with me. Glenn out did himself again and hosted a perfect get together. From great wine in Sonoma to great cheese in Pt Reyes and everything in between. But mostly for enjoying the company of great friends. Will be marking the days until next year! Janet
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 23, 2016, 10:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Cougar sighting! Met Celeste Martinez(HHS'94) on the tram at Disneyland on the way back to the parking lot. Told her about Cougartown and encouraged her involvement.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 23, 2016, 9:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Clark Millman-MaryAnn Dowell graduated in 1974
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 23, 2016, 3:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Great to see everyone on Friday night. Jeana was terrific. Drinking good wine is a skill, drinking fine wine an art, and seeing good friends is priceless! Thanks Glenn
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 23, 2016, 2:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Atantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Happy Birthday, Dan Petty. Still remembering those days working at A and W.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 23, 2016, 10:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Glenn Crist...thank you for the great weekend that you planned for us and thank you for putting up with this group. Good food, good wine and good friends. It was nice to see Gordon and Janet again - they don't live so close that we see them at every CT event. Bobby and Karen and JB...and my lovely wife Judy...we done good! Only 360 days until next August wine weekend...start planning!
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 23, 2016, 8:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: We had a wonderful weekend in Wine Country. Once again Glenn Crist was an amazing and generous host. The weather was perfect along with the company including Janet Burkett, The Blomsterbergs, Gordon Bell and you JB. It was hard to go back to eating Cheerios this morning after the fabulous breakfasts Jan cooked (puts a whole new meaning to the words "morning buns.") Glenn's dinners were outstanding. All in all another fun trip!
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 23, 2016, 7:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: hesperia ca
Message: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOWARD, HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY---BIG HUGS
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 22, 2016, 7:16 am - HHS Time
City & State: Buttonwillow, CA
Message: Gene Gutierrez '63 and I had a good breakfast and a proper chin-wag yesterday at the VFW. It was crowded, but all other Cougars seemed to be in northern CA, drinking wine. Gene plans to be at both Cruise Night and the next breakfast.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 21, 2016, 3:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: twin falls, id
Message: A very happpppy birthday to JERRY MILES (yesterday of course; can't seem to do this on the exact day!!!). Haven't visited for a while so must do some much-needed catching up, but in the meantime, sure hope your BD was GREEEAAAT Jerry! You're one of the "keepers"!!
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 20, 2016, 2:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Wishing Jerry Miles a happy birthday!
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 20, 2016, 12:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Boise ID
Message: I saw the post about the water situation at athletic events at HHS and had to laugh. We had wet towels that we all shared and had to suck the moisture out of to try and rehydrate. Then the Coach's would tell you to take salt tablets to replace your salt content. They told us too much water would make us sick. And it seemed as though the football Gods knew when two and three a day practices were coming as it would be in the 90's or low Hun's. Nothing could have been more fun. It's a wonder we didn't have some cardiac arrests out there. But "we were Cougs"! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! JAKE AND JUDE My belated Love.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 19, 2016, 1:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Miss Judy, if you haven't grown-up by 70, you don't have to.
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 19, 2016, 8:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: I' writing to let anyone that went to Hawthorne Intermediate that teacher Gary Goodman passed peacefully away July 31, 2016. He started teaching at HIS in 1963. One of his daughters, Beth (she lives in Westminster) will be having a celebration of life for him on September 3rd. If you are interested in going please email me and I will give you the information. He was a great friend!
Name: Ken Mercurio ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 19, 2016, 7:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: Monroe, OH
Message: I just noticed that John Pritchard posted my photo on Aug 1, announcing I completed the 202-mi bike ride in Cleveland to raise money for cancer research. Thank you, John, for contributing to my donation goal. For you cycling fans, the man I'm posing with is Dave Zabriskie, who won the U.S. National Time Trial Championship seven times, and wore the yellow jersey in the 2005 Tour de France for four days! It was exciting to get to meet and ride with such a famous ex-pro, who now lives and rides in SoCal. He signed my jersey and accepted a copy of my book! If anyone wants to help the fight against cancer (for research @ Cleveland Clinic), I still am short of my (mandatory) goal to raise $2000. Plz consider a donation at my page
Name: Dennis Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 19, 2016, 6:05 am - HHS Time
City & State: cosea mesa,ca.
Message: John, just got an email from Billy Baker that he's alive and well. MY BAD. SORRY FOR THE MISINFORMATION. I read Kenny's email wrong. He named Bill Brown not Billy. These old eyes are not what they used to be. My apologies to everyone and especially to Billy Baker.
Name: Bill Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 19, 2016, 12:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Truckee, CA
Message: Hey, hey, hey guys! Rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated - and that ain't Mark Twain saying it this time. I am indeed alive and well after just returning from a visit with my family down in the South Bay. Had an ominous voicemail this evening from good friend Tom Barnett checking on me and when I returned the call, he, and I, were both relieved to know I'm still here! Despite having a very common name, we couldn't even find my name in any recent online obituaries or much less, from Chico area. Nice to "feel the love" and all, but after the same thing happened to Tim Lyons last month, can we all try harder to confirm these types of reports before posting? Or at least ask in a post if anyone else can confirm someone's passing vs. stating as fact. Would make it a bit easier on our friends and family. Thanks for the very touching comments and you all stay well!
Name: Dennis Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 18, 2016, 5:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Costa Mesa, Ca.
Message: John, just received an e-mail from Ken Blomsterberg that Bill Brown had passed away on Aug, 7th. There will be services at the Chico Womens Club, 592 east 3rd street, Chico, Ca. at 1 P.M. on Aug 27.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 18, 2016, 9:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: Ca
Message: Yea!! Can't wait to get to Sonoma tomorrow....last one there has to drink the bottom of the bottle. Judy, don't wash your hair and I won't paint my toe nails. And, since when does anyone in this group act their age?? Drive safely all. Janet
Name: Judith Degrazia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 17, 2016, 11:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City
Message: Well, tomorrow, Jan and I will be heading out to Sonoma for a weekend of wine tasting at the wineries, then when we get that expensive bottle home, we'll save it for a celebration, and then we'll pop out the rum and make Pina~Coladas till we drop. We're planning to do our return heading through Downieville. Heard there's only one stop light and the boys sit around the barber shop and make heavy bets on who will time them just right and get through without hitting the brakes. (sorry Gordon, couldn't pass it up.) We'll see you all there. I'm showing up with no makeup on, so have your camera ready JB...if you're lucky I'll wash my hair. I'm going to do anything I want to do as I'll still be 69 for a couple more months and I've always heard that when you hit 70 you have to act your age. J