This one, very few of you will recognize. It's from 1955. Janis Martin
Name: ERIKA AGUILAR () on Friday, October 29, 1999 at 11:49:44
Message: Hawthorne High School is a great school and the teachers are cool too!
Name: Linda Farrow () on Friday, October 29, 1999 at 10:45:51
Message: Message to Mike Weiss: Hey Mike I remember you, you were good friends with Ray Smith, he talks of you all the time. I believe he said you worked for the police department. Well Ray and Teresa had there baby a couple of weeks ago, did he call you? Let me know if you need his number. Talk to you later.
Name: Susan King () on Friday, October 29, 1999 at 09:30:31
Message: Well Laura Keahey Johnson!! It's about time you fired off a message here! Maybe your post will inspire some other 73'ers to check in altho I was delighted to see Mike Colbern here a few pages ago. I still need to get back to him privately.....(Actually, Laurie and I live just across town from each other - our kids schools are big football rivals - sorry about the rout a few weeks ago L -) but we see each other far too seldom. Thank God for email and Marilyn Murray's infrequent visits home or I'd NEVER see her!! It always amazes me too that we don't visit more because it's so exceptionally wonderful when we do.......sigh.
Name: MYTMO () on Friday, October 29, 1999 at 08:08:58
Message: Hi everyone....Just wanted to wish everyone a great weekend....DON'T FORGET....FALL BACK ONE (1) HOUR SATURDAY NIGHT....John, you should enjoy this, one more hour of sleep (as if you don't need it). If you're going to a Halloween Party, have a good time, but remember....DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE! :O) cya, be a coug. MoMo
Thanks MYTMO, I'll enjoy that extra hour.
Name: Mike Shay () on Friday, October 29, 1999 at 00:43:48
Message: Joyce Chance, You have a MEAN STREAK
Royal Lord, I've been meaning to say hello since you signed on...I remember seeing you at our 20 year reunion (almost 20 years ago) but not since then. I always thought you and Jim West were the most friendly of all the jock types at school. I've also lived in Cerritos for 20 years or so, we've probably bumped into each other and didn't realize it.
Ken Blomsterberg, we had a great time sitting with you and your wife at the 52/62 reunion. Hope you continue to check in here often...
J.B., Congratulations on the new place...you're gonna love it!!!
MS, I wondered if you were ever going to check in again. Seems as though we've lost all the oldies again. Thanks Michael......
Name: richard longoria () on Friday, October 29, 1999 at 00:11:53
Message: Dont forget to vote for Richard Longoria for mayor of Hawthorne, Nov.2nd, 1999 I have even arrested child molesters on my own.
Name: Risa Kubly () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 23:10:24
Message: Hi Linda, Thanks for the message..Gils at work, Just working a differnt desk area..and John. Do you remember Bobs brother, Kenny. He used to race too. I told him about you and told him your thoughts were with Bobby today. He said he remembered you and gave a big smile and said Hi and dont drive too fast...Thanks so much for your message...Take Care
Yes, I remember Kenny. Tell him hi back from me. Thanks Risa
Name: John Baker () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 22:36:38
Message: Here was a surprise. We were all at the Nyman Hall reception a couple of Sundays ago and were in Nyman Hall checking out the beautifully restored seats when who should appear walking down the aisle but Mr. Wally Nyman himself. He looks great and informed us the reason he was late was because he had to see the end of the Sunday football games. We had a nice visit and got our pictures taken with HHS's very first Principal and the Hall's namesake.
Name: Gary Nelson () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 20:09:06
Message: Hey Ginger (Patterson), Is this the Ginger who used to belong to B.Y.O.M.?
Name: Mike Weiss () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 19:18:25
Message: Hi Cougars! Wow! What a trip it was to find this great site and read everyone's thoughts. The flood of memories was almost to much. I left for the Army in the summer of 1979 but would have graduated in 1980. I wonder if anyone remembers me. I was tall and skinny with long red hair, I played football and sucked at it :) I ran track and sucked at that to. Anyone out there from any of my classes.... let's talk.
Name: Ginger Patterson () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 18:37:52
Message: How great to see some of the guys from school and what you look like now. Bill Wingo from the class of 1960 called to tell me about the site as soon as he heard about it from his sister Pat. I have not begun to look at all of the pages yet but I am looking forward to seeing more photos.
Name: Laura Johnson () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 18:04:56
Message: Frank Di Pasquale - everytime I see your name on the Alumni list (and today there was a little star twirling around next to it) my memory goes back to the days in Mr. Swanson's class at Hawthorne Intermediate! Those were the good old days... and what a rowdy 8th grade class we had! Just had to say hello.
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 16:50:36
Message: Tis King John O'Baker it tis... with his favorite St Paddy's day green breakfast... Then the Bonnie King, displays the effect of the breakfast (only after ingesting) to promote the sale of same to others.... John...here's a gentle hint. Don't even think about representing Post, Kellogg or any other breakfast food... Now do the right thing, and wash that mouth out with a pint. It doesn't matter of what.
Hey Frank, Yeah, that was a little too colorful this month. Maybe somewhere in between.
Name: Kristi Pealo () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 13:54:40
Message: Hey Chantal Grayson c/o 89 your Email address is incorrect. I have the one off the alumni list. Please check it okay , I want to write to you. Take care, Kristi
Name: Linda Farrow () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 09:05:26
Message: To Risa Manriquez Kubly
Risa ~ Very sorry to hear about your uncle Bob, I tried to get ahold of Gil earlier this week at work but guess he was out this week. My prayers are to you and the family. Take care. Linda
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 08:26:06
Message: When my older son was a toddler (way back when), we had some friends over and we were drinking some kind of Schnapps (maybe ginger?) that looked like apple juice when in a glass. My son toddled over and before anyone realized what he was doing, he grabbed a glass from the coffee table and took a BIG mouthfull which was then sprayed out just as quickly on all who were seated near him. We feel that this experience coupled with the champagne hang-over from my sister's wedding in 1969 made him a confirmed beer drinker.
Chris, regarding the scholarship thing. A couple of years ago I was involved with a library group that was interested in setting up a fund for scholarships and the like. They had a professional come in and speak on funds of this type. It seemed to me that the best way to do a scholarship fund was to set up an investment of some sort with the initial donations. The profits from the investment are what is then used to fund the scholarships without touching the principal. The more money in the fund, the higher the profits, and the more money available for scholarships. Cougars could be encouraged to donate to the scholarship fund and possibly get matching funds donated by their employers. Additionally, endowments can be made to the scholarship fund from various grant programs and Cougars can include the scholarship fund in their wills.
I would be willing to help with the scholarship fund, but being located in wonderful Wisconsin, I am kind of remote from the center of activity. I could assist in drafting letters to help raise funds, etc, though.
There you go Chris. Thanks Sharon....
Name: John Baker () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 08:56:57
Message:OK, here's the special order of SOS at the VFW breakfast a couple of Sundays ago. Loren Heath HHS64, and cook at the VFW in Hawthorne, had heard about the complaint as to the colorless SOS. He made me a special plate and I must say it DID have great color and I do believe helped the palatability of the gruel, however I still couldn't finish my plate. My Mom (the original Mom B) looks on.
Thanks Loren for trying............
Name: golden penny () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 01:58:33
Maiden: christine penny
Message: I just got done speaking with Nick class of 59, in the 'Hawthorne Chat' room, at delphi. We want to remind you all, that it is still out there. Stop by for a chat. Sometimes it's empty, but late at night is a good time to check.
Yes folks, our chat room is still going so please click here to get there. Thanks Christine......
Name: the blonde one () on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 01:16:08
Maiden: christine penny
Message: I won't be able to make the wine country tour, but what about 'Boones Farm'? That's still wine isn't it? If you're going to mention apricot brandy you also have to include Peppermint Sh-nops. Eewwwww.... I still cringe when I think of that green syrup!
John...About you little ditty, the one you wrote when you were tired....I followed most of it, but...who's Curt Gowdy? Do I have to be totally 'one with the soil' to remember this one? hmmmm "P
Boones Farm, Ahhh yes, Finishes well ! ! !
Christine my dear, I just make'm up, I don't explain'm.
Name: Joyce Chance () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 23:57:20
Message: Hey John Baker and Mike Shay
How about some Apricot Brandy????
OH paleeeeze!!!! I still can't stand the smell of that stuff.
Name: Janet Burkett () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 23:41:10
Message: Oh pleeeeze, anymore of these dumb wine jokes and Glen and I are planning a milk tour of Chino for you all!! (Just kidding!!!!) John...forget it...I'm already wise to you! JB (the other one)
Yesiree, nothin' like a big old water glassful of TJ Swann boy. Now that's a wine tasting.....
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 23:15:00
Message: Hi Cougars! We are looking into the scholarship for an average student and have email going back and forth between several cougars and myself. One major step in providing a scholarship is the money. John has purchased the T-shirts with the idea that the profit he receives from them will go into the fund. The big step now is to get more of the cougars to purchase the shirts. My personal goal is to have a $1000 for the first Cougartown scholarship. Some people have said that they would like to provide even more money. Those of you who have said that you would like a Cougartown T-shirt now is the time to flood John with your requests. When you wear the shirt be ready for people to walk up to you and ask, "What is Cougartown?" Don't be surprised if one or more are cougars. Please see the Cougartown store for the T-shirt order form.
Thanks Chris, Yes we're taking half the profits from the T shirts and are going to provide the first Cougartown Scholarship. Chris is heading up the project. If you have any suggestions, please let him know, and yes, we would appreciate the procurement of a T shirt or two. It will go to maintaining the site, adding to our get togethers, and for said Scholarship fund. Thanks Cougs......
Name: Billy Cusac () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 20:50:08
Message: Ingrid, The name PIEBOY came from my father owning a bakery. Crazy Craig would call him (my father) PIEMAN, so guess what my nickname was? "PIEBOY"
Billy Cusac (PIEBOY)
Name: ROWDY JUDY DeGRAZIA () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 20:02:38
Message: This "ROWDY GIRL" is back in action..and toughin'it out. I've been so busy entertaining the ROYALS & getting use to balancing myself differently since losing my "frontal ballast" that I'm afraid that I've been ignoring my duties as ROWDY QUEEN...but I can fix that pronto. As for those of you that want to join the ROWDYS.. How about if I look into some bumper stickers here ..or iron-on patches.. Any suggestions for the ROWDY slogan? Don't forget that ROWDYS come in chicks & dudes... make it work for both. Of course a donation to a worthy cause would be in line here.. I want to hear from you..and DON'T MAKE ME COME AFTER YOU EITHER! (in lieu of a donation, a coug can become a ROWDY just by cooking a 7 course dinner at my house) Your choice. (see Janny Wanny, told you you won't have to cook when you get out here)
Judy Degrazia THE ROWDYS
There once was a puppet named Howdy,
Who wanted to become the said Rowdy,
He practiced like hell,
On his friend Clarabelle,
but alas was less scary than Curt Gowdy
OK OK it's been a long day. Sorry.
Name: Dewey () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 19:16:50
E-Mail: After@llThe WineWhoCares
Message: This trip to the wine country sounds like fun …John do think they would have any vintage Red Mountain?…I can just see it now a bus load of cougars all primed up by Ernest & Julio (somebody call animal control)…sounds like grand night revisited to me!
Hey I'm a Cold Duck fan myself, or maybe some Strawberry Hill. How about some Yago Sangria with the cute little bull on the label. Glenn, are you having a fit yet??
Name: Risa Kubly () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 17:43:38
Message: Hey John, Sorry to bring you sad news. Bob Logan passed away over the weekend. He had been sick for some time. I'm going to his service tomorrow in Palm Springs..Let me know if you have any funny stories from your past I could pass on tomorrow..Dont be sad, he's young and healthy now...Take Care
Risa, Thanks for the info on Bob. He was a great guy and sure did like his drag racin'. I'll be thinking about him tomorrow.
Name: Rowdy Myrna () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 16:41:30
Message: Becky Smeltzer - how neat to hear from you. I'll send you an e-mail. One of my favorite memories of you is when you learned how to play "Alley Cat". You made the piano hop. Do you still play? I hope so! I'd say us "Rowdy's" have been a little layed back (especially Judy, since she lost her frontal ballast) and we can always use someone else willing to be a "Rowdy"! Of course, with the title comes some responsibility. It is the duty of every "Rowdy" to be willing and able to harrass anyone at anytime for anything!! (And...... this is the big thing, you must be able to "take" it too!) Cougartown is a club for us all. Everyone that checks in is a member. Us "Royals" are no better than anyone else. You get the title by saying or doing something innocent and then you are inflicted by decree of someone somewhere. Also, you can lose your title by decree by doing nothing to no one at any time. (Just ask me, I've had it happen). I think my title of Royal Flogger has gone by the wayside, but, I will keep it in the files just in case it is needed in the future.
Myrna, No, You're still Royal Flogger, but Mom B has taken Royal Baker away at the Homecoming Picnic. If you do well, you'll have the title, Royal Stained Glass Window Maker next.
I think Rowdy Judy, who has Internet access at work, has had her wings clipped by her boss. She's still out there, but doesn't quite have as much "Rowdy Power".
Name: Becky Smeltzer () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 16:39:36
Message: Anybody know where Linda McCann is? (class of '71)
Becky, We have a Michael McCann, class of 80. Could be a brother or cousin.
Name: MICHELE HOUGH () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 15:03:35
Maiden: MICHELE GREEN
Message: HELLO ALL, I AM TEACHING IN ARIZONA. I HAVE A HUSBAND AND TWO BEAUTIFUL BOYS AGES 4 AND 12.
Name: billy c () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 14:47:29
Message: Hey, Billy C. nice to here from you. I've been here in Coos Bay Or. for about 17 years. Mike Anderson is in Bandon, Lyle Davidson in Coquille, and I'm sure you know more. You know that Janet Porter died of complications from Hep C about 3 years ago. Man I really miss her. I think of you and always wondered what you did for a living!?
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 14:37:22
Message: Mike Wilking and Greg Ulve: I remember both of your names. Seymour Ziff was very interested in science - in fact he was somewhat of an expert on scarabs(beetles) and had an extensive collection. He became a principal at Cabrillo and then at Dana. He retired in the early eighties. He owned a tennis complex and spent time there. He passed away about two years after retiring. With all the industry west of Aviation Okee Fenokee is but a memory. Mr. Ziff would be pleased that you remembered the trips to the swamp.
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 14:10:10
Message: I would have loved to have been at all the events of the Alumni weekend. The doctor said it was too soon to be out for that long of a time. Hats off to everyone who had a part in making it happen! Sounds like everyone had a great time. Talk to you soon! Thank God I am a Coug.
Royal, You missed a grand weekend. I'm sure we'll do it again next year.
Name: Becky Smeltzer () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 14:07:02
Message: Myrna Bell! Hey, it's me, Becky Smeltzer. How's your mom? Does she still live in the South Bay? I'd like to take her to lunch. I took piano lessons from her for seven years! I remember you as the older, elusive sister. Jennie was the younger one, right? How are you? I haven't had a chance to read all the feedback yet so I'm behind. It's fun to see so many people remember our treehouse & yard. It was a great place to grow up. Thank you for expressing your sympathies about my parents. It's been rough but we are all hanging in there.
Name: Valerie Rosauer Schappell () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 12:38:17
Message: I did not actually have the opportunity to graduate from Hawthorne High. My Family moved to Oregon in 74. I went to Dana Jr. High and know that most of my friends went on to Graduate from Hawthorne High Class of 78. I have hoped that someday I could find them again. I thought this would be a good way to find them.
Welcome aboard Valerie. Yes, this will be an excellent source for long lost classmates. I hope you find a ton of them.
Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 12:34:01
Message: Hey, Susie Bierman! Do you remember my brother, Merrill-'81 and me??? You and your sister, Sharon, were babysitters for us in 1970ish. We lived in the house behind you on 138th St. We have fond memories of you two. It was always a fun time!
Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 11:35:07
Message: Hi, Mr. Plotkin! Do you remember me? You were one of my favorite teachers! How are you doing these days and how are Mark and Curtis doing?
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 11:11:12
Message: PIEBOY? I've been reading the Feedback pages for months now, and I wonder if I missed something. Why PIEBOY? The mind boggles. I immediately latch on to the current slam "Shut yer pie hole." But surely your nickname presages that rude remark. In case I missed the explanation earlier, please tell us Why PIEBOY?
Name: Bill Cusac () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 09:50:56
Message: Betty, What! you want me to go to jail? CT isn't ready for my stories yet..CUSAC (PIEBOY)
Bill, Don't think of jail as such a bad place........WE NEED THE STORIES!!!!!
Name: Mike Wilking () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 02:30:06
Message: Mr. Plotkin: Have you any information on the whereabouts of Seymore Ziff. He would take Greg Ulve and I to the pond (Okee-fen-okee?) behind the cement concern on Aviation Blvd looking for frogs, snakes and anything else the microenvironment created by factory runoff had to offer.
Name: Patty Valencia () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 00:41:56
Message: Hi Norma Jean and Lee!! I was waiting for the two of you to speak up!! You too, Debby Sloey - where is your feedback? I am getting all kinds of great feedback about the Homecoming weekend, in addition to reading the CT feedback - I'm so sorry to have missed the fun. Wine Country sounds great - are we going to have a Stonebraker or Walling rep on board the bus to assure music and entertainment? What movie is playing? Who are the travel attendants? Is the bus pressurized?
How about a snack bar, beauty salon, and bowling alley. Hey a jacuzzi, pony rides, a petting zoo, or a trampo....