Monday, November 16, 1998 at 12:21:32
Name: Keith D. Jones
Message: Jay F. Do I ever remember the boy scouts. Loved them. I was just talking to someone about the boy scouts. I really enjoyed the outdoors. Sorry if I terrorized you. I was pretty crazy when I was younger. Now, I'm very mellow and calmed down and am an introvert...psych! My kids friends think I am one of them. I recently went to my daughters high school and spoke to the kids and I could hear some of them say to my oldest daughter that "your dad is so cool." That was nice to hear but I'm not sure if some of the teachers were as impressed as the kids. Oh well. Again I love this site. I look at it everyday. I love reading the messages. I picture each person I know when I read their name. Will someone please invent a time machine. I want to go back to 1976, I miss it.
Monday, November 16, 1998 at 08:56:51
Name: Jay Fernandez
Message: I get here about once a week to see if there are any names I recognize. Thanks John for helping me get in touch with a few friends I knew from the old days. Patty, and Gloria V., I remember many an afternoon fencing under Clay Williams watchful eyes. I was saddened when I heard about Teri. she was a friend and a neat lady. Have you heard anything from Brett or Don? Keith J., I remember all the grief you gave me growing up in scouts with Dan Johnson, Doug Blackwell and, of course Les. I keep in touch with Bill Denney and Dave Maisonneuve if anyone wants to get in touch with them. As for me, I work at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and long for the warmer weather of So. Cal. I'm married and have four kids. I forgot who asked, but I'm active with cub scouts with my two boys. My wife is the idea lady, but your welcome to steal any ideas you want from us. later....
Monday, November 16, 1998 at 02:36:01
Name: Patty Valencia
Message: Well, I have to say I was with Gloria during the 'incident' in the HHS Records office recently and, beyond the fact that we had to deal with a toddler from 1976, it was interesting to be back on the old campus (I think it has shrunk). It sure is a lot of fun to hear from all of the fellow alumni. John, some of my relatives are beginning to reminisce about some curious incidents. You really must begin to take into account the possibility of 'Cougartown dementia' from feedback overload. Although I must admit, sharing snippets of feedback and memories and cajoling others into joining this fray is quite fun. Come on you closet cougars, come on out and join us!!! Post those memories. VALERIE, where are you?
Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 21:02:06
Name: Hardy Hess
Message: I think, pretty sure, the answer to the last question is Barry Mann.
Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 19:22:50
Name: Bob Campbell
Message: Hey... great to see a couple of familiar names getting on the feedback page. Hope to see more of the names I am familiar with from the mid 80's soon!!!
Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 11:51:12
Name: gloria herlosky
Message: You never could shut up a Valencia, and now, John, you may rue the day you started this site! Hellos to Jodi, Keith and Dale. I have been lucky enough to keep in contact with the likes of Carmen Fishler, Janice Goodman, the Biermans and Valerie Hahlbeck over the years. (Val if you don't sign on soon, I am going to start stories about you!) Keith, I too live in Las Vegas! And have for almost 20 yrs. I have three daughters, 3,5 and 7. I was lucky enough to visit HHS this summer and couldn't believe how much it had changed! (I needed my transcripts from the office, and the girl who helped me said, "oh, the class of "76, that's the year I was born!!!") Anyway, after she regained consciousness, (my fist accidentally hit her head), she told me that she thought there were only two remaining teachers from the "old days" Ky and Cheryl (Carr) Courtney. Neither of whom was there, or I would have stopped to say Hello. I said, "Oh my gosh, they finally married! She is so beautiful!" The girl said, "She still is, I guess, for an older lady!" At any rate, if any one decides to drop by HHS and sees a girl in the office with only strands of hair and no teeth, please tell her, Gloria says, "Hi!" C'mon classes of 75,76,77, get with the program!!!
Note: Great stuff Gloria. I better not go by HHS as they will probably call for a wheelchair. :o) Yeah, Cmon 75,76,77 and 60,61,62 and 55,56,57 and 80,........
Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 11:37:08
Name: Dewey Storie
Message: Well I guess I have been sitting in the corner long enough, about a year ago my sister-in-law Judy Zaccaglin Storie (Class of 67) sent me the address for this site, I find myself checking in a few times a week. Being on the road for a few weeks every month and being in a strange town every time, logging into this site from the road is like running into a classmate at the local mall (thank god for laptops!)
Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 06:25:01
Name: debbie washburn
Message: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER....A LITTLE TOUCH OF HOME IS GOOD FOR THE HEART!!! I HAVE MOVED ALL OVER THE STATE WITH MY HUSBAND'S JOB BUT HE WILL BE RETIRING IN JULY AND WE ARE HITTING THE ROAD. I WAS READING THE MESSAGE FROM ALAN NELSON DATED 11/13/98 AND FOUND IT QUITE INTERESTING THAT YOUR HOME WAS BETWEEN 122ND AND BROADWAY, I GREW UP ON CEDAR AVENUE THREE HOUSES FROM THE CORNER OF 120TH AND CEDAR AVENUE (GOING TOWARD 122ND). DO YOU REMEMBER THE PLANE CRASH AT THE CIRCLE PARK, IT WAS RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE SHOW. IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THERE IS MUCH ACTIVITY FROM THE CLASS OF '72. HOPE THEY KICK IN SOON. WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM SOME OF MY CLASSMATES. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. ANY IDEA WHERE JOHN ALLEN AND NICK ORLANDOS ARE???
Note: Debbie, I should know you. You grew up right next door to the Bell's house on the West side of Cedar. I know your Dad, Rollie. I think he lives in Tehachapi now, doesn't he?. Thanks Debbie, for sharing where you lived as I would've never made the connection. It's good to know a few of us Cedar Av. people are around. It feels like home again. :o)
Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 00:57:01
Name: Polly Martens
Message: Thought, i'd just say hi! It's been awhile, since I last checked in. Just started a new job three months ago, in Beverly Hills. A couple weeks ago I went Hawthorne High's open house, and said howdy to a couple teachers from "way back," Mr. Macha, and Mrs Harris. Doe's anyone remember how everyone used just be in love with Mr. Macha's blue eyes? I knew of a couple of friends who I won't name who had full blown crushes on those eye's. Mrs. Harris is still the same, and really sweet as ever. It was really fun walking around the campus, showing my hubby around, as he was deprived of going to dear old H.H.S. He grew up in Chicago. I think after some of the stories I told him about growing up here in Hawthorne, he is a little jealous. I too would like to see more 74's check in, not that I ever got into school much. But, it is still fun, seeing what happened to people who you grew up with...keep up the great work.
Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 08:20:45
Name: karen kuehl
Message: RE: Ricki You're forgiven about the whack on my butt. I often wondered where that divet came from, now I remember!!! There were some pretty funny things that happened in the Girl's Showers!! I can still hear those little locker doors slamming.
Note: Hey Girls, Watch those racy "Girls Shower Room Stories" will you, this is a "G" rated Website. :o)
Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 23:33:18
Message: November 13, 1998 will be a day to remember!!! Lots of posts on the site. This is embarrassing, but I have to know...I grew up in Hawthorne, from 1946 until about 1969. My mom sold her house last year, so... I knew the area quite well and I remember the Ol' A & W and going there with my bud Joy Cavanagh. I liked a guy who lived near there and I had to keep my sights on his house, but, I haven't a clue where the Wich Stand was, or what it was. I heard it mentioned often, but my parents were really strict and I thought it was forbidden turf. So, where and what was it?
Note: Ricki, Go to the top of this page and click on Hangouts, then click on Wich Stand. It will tell you Where it was, and What it was.
Embarrassment #2. One day when I was a scrawny, scared little ninth grader I was in the girls locker room. We shared the locker room with girls from all class levels and I knew none of the older girls. Well, we had just taken a shower and were getting dressed when one of my friends ended up standing on top of the bench between the lockers. I thought it would be funny to give my friend one big wack because her butt was literally in my face. I turned around to put something away and free my hand. As I turned my friend walked away and another girl took her place (completely unbeknown to me). The person I ended up wacking was Karen Graham. Everytime I see her name on this sight, I think of that incident and am embarrassed all over again. Karen, I apologize! There now, I feel much better.
Good to see that all of my sisters have come on board. Hello to all of the guys Cynthia mentioned. I remember them well. Especially you Billy Ennis.
Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 22:15:03
Name: Alan Nelson
Message: Re: Mr. Harvey. He must have come a long way from his teaching in uniform days. I was one of the lucky ones to be the first to use HIS book (remember those red plastic strips) in math. Sheesh, as if geometry wasn't hard enough!
John, I have to admit it took some brain straining for me to come up with what was there pre-mall, and I lived on Broadway and Ramona for a while.
Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 22:11:12
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr
Message: Jodi Wilbanks! Last time we went out on a double date(ie prom) I recall Peggy Vincent sleeping in her bathroom Tee Hee : )
Tell Denise(Dye) and Paul Bartasavich I said Hi. Last time I saw Paul he looked the same Dick Clark syndrome.
Stay tuned for Cougar Cruise 2000 details
Be true to your school ya'll
Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 18:17:05
Name: JUDY DEGRAZIA
Message: ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS FROM H.H.S. CALL ME AT (310) 372-2593 TO KEEP IN TOUCH AND CATCH UP ON WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ALL OF US IN 35 YEARS. JUDY DEGRAZIA
Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 15:43:00
Name: Keith D. Jones
Message: Hi Jodi. I had plans for us. But when? Anyway,again I have to say I love this site. I've lived a very exciting life and have traveled and done things and met people (that are still friends) most only dream of meeting or doing. But, coming to this site and seeing names of friends of the past really makes my day. There are so many I wish would sign-in from 75', 76' and 77'. I hope sooner or later they do. I missed our 10 year reunion because of a trip planned for South Africa and when I heard of the 20 year reunion, I thought about it everyday. I made sure I had nothing to do. Living in Hawaii I didn't once see someone I knew from high school. But, when I heard about the reunion I told everyone i met how excited I was. It was truly one of my most memorable times. Some people say quit living in the past. But, I say whenever times are bad the one thing that will pick you up is remeberng the goods times of your past. Thanks John again, I support you fully. Hi Sharon B, Susan B, Jodi, Gloria and the rest can't wait to see you again.
Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 10:18:44
Name: karen kuehl
Message: Does anyone know who the HHS alumni are that have taught or do teach at HHS? I only know of two: Nita Cone ('57) and Bob Atkins ('57). Are there others? Also, does anyone know what happened to Miss Ruck, girl's P.E. teacher? I think she married an HHS coach, but I can't remember who.
Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 09:31:47
Name: Susan King
Message: To Dick Rierdan: THAT was amazing to hear about old HHS in it's infancy.....You know, us later kids never gave any thought to how it got there - i suppose we just thought it had been placed there just for us! You know, as a child, your school becomes something of a second home to you and I imagine that is why we become so connected and drawn to it (or them). We probably spent more of our time at school than anywhere else during those years. Those wonderful, delicious, happy, adventurous years.....I, too, would relish a 45 year reunion - I'd even help to arrange it. It would take some work but I what an experience.....One of these days, I'm going to meet up with Patty and we're gonna take old John to lunch to meet him and thank him for this site and this wonder (and then GET him as I TOO have the sickness - gotta check in EVERY DAY!!). Okay Patty? Hi to Sharon Shufler and hugs to little T.D. - are you still gagging on toothpaste foam? We tortured you with that at cheer camp! How are all the Deuels? Ok Marilyn - and Laurie Keahey and Dennis Johnson - start posting! C.mon Larry, get into this! Folks are lurking out there and just waiting for the right time or right name to pop up....Keep writing Alan - and dear John, thank you over and over.....
Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 08:56:38
Name: karen kuehl
Message: To Jackie (Baumgardner). I believe you were the first person I met when I moved to Hawthorne. Didn't you live on Truro in about 1954? I think Linda Burgin lived on the same street. My mom and I were visiting Edith and Ted Coats whose daughter was Donna. I think my mom knew your mom through the Women's Club or something like that. I was a scrawny 11 year old kid with braces and I always thought of you as a very sophisticated teenager. I don't think we ever spoke again after that, so I thought it was about time to reach out and let you know who I am!!
Friday, November 13, 1998 at 23:15:55
Name: Jodi Weishaar
Message: Hi Keith, how the heck are ya!!!! I'm with Pam Betraun, a 45 year reunion would be great. It might me a little strange going to a reunion with my mother, she was from the class of 54. To be honest, haven't had a chance lately to look at the web site....glad to see all the familiar names...Hi to Sharon Bierman and Gloria Valencia. I'm still here in good old Hawthorne. Still talk about old times...my kids play soccer with alot of the kids of Hawthorne grads....Denise Dye, Donna Dye, Lisa Stone (Martinez), Danny Martinez (not married to Lisa), Dave Kaintz, Margie Galindo (Lopez), Pam Heath (Betraun). Strange to see your kids growing up to be best friends with the kids of some of your best friends. John, great site, keep up the good work!