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Another late 50's classic. The Skyliners

Name: Michael Johnson () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 21:52:25
Class: 1972
Message: Looking for Janice Knott.

Name: EL ROJO () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 20:55:31
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 60
City and State: KUNA (CUE' NA) ID
Message: Ed Greevy, you conjured up a few more memories. My name is Russ Jacobsen. My big bros. name was Dave, class of 58. When you mentioned that multi carb rod of Bob Moser it brought me back to late 58/early 59. I ran around with a guy by the name of Bruce Johnson. He had a brother by the name of Terry. I don't know if he graduated or not, would have been 56 or earlier. But he belonged to a car club by the name of Satan's Cherubs, closely associated with the early Hell's Angel's of Hawthorne, Lawndale fame. But he had a friend, his name was Rick, that had a 52/53 Olds, blue, with a 56 J2 Olds engine, and 6 carbs on it. They used to run out of a place called "the hamburger handout" on Sepulveda and Centinela, towards Culver City. They used to race on the old hwy that ran behind (west of) the "old" LA Airport towards Westchester( the name of the road is lost in time) usually on Tues. nights. There were some awesome cars for those days. I'd interject more but would take up to much space. Good to see some new faces up here. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! EL ROJO!
Russ, Would that road be Maintenance Road? Great place to race.

Name: air head annonymus aka blondie () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 20:47:53
Maiden: Christine Penny
Class: 76
City and State: Round Rock, Tx
Message: Okay folks....I have had several e-mails concerning the crossing guard...The concensus is out and it seems that Mr. Gott was the custodian. I have two candidates for the crossing guard though, which actually might be the same person. Martin, which does sounds familiar, and Mr. Bertelson. really this was just for fun you guys..... ") anyone else?

Name: Jerry Rigney () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 20:01:34
Message: Rite note music

Name: blondie () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 19:58:50
Maiden: Christine Penny
Class: 76
City and State: Round Rock, Tx
Message: Okay, I'm comfused, (so what else is new!) does Sloey drive a bait boat or is he a successfull boat salesman? help! Frank Romano....Oh how you don't know me very well! ha ha ha ....not only is it now common knowledge, (thanks to JOHN!) that I am not a true and natural blonde, but to those who know me well, would only have to agree and laugh hysterically, that I am wrong so often that it has become the biggest joke ever! So I would have to say that to try and pin "being wrong" on the populous of women as a whole, would be a big mistake on your part, that title is mine and mine alone! HA HA HA ")
Frank DiPasquaule, You look familiar, did you live down near Doty and 119th Place/120th?

Name: Debra McGregor () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 19:15:47
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: I left a msg. this morning and I haven't gotten out of these memories since! At first glance I thought it was going to basically be the 60's ( my OLDER brother!) - what fun when I found all the early seventies. This is great - Thank you John - I will be visiting often, you've made my day (and since I'm still at work, kinda, and it's getting dark - you've made my night too!) Great pics and memories - THANK YOU!

Name: Confused Says..... () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 19:14:48
Message: Baseball is wrong, man with four balls cannot walk...

Name: Myrna () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 18:18:22
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: Yeah, there are enough of us '66'rs, but a joint reunion would be great! As for all the car talk, I remember the days thaat my brother Tom would let me borrow his '57 Studebaker Golden Hawk. It's a wonder he didn't make me buy him new tires after all the times I left rubber, especially around the corners.
With the rubber Tom left, he didn't even notice.

Name: Debra McGregor () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 14:21:39
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: This is cool. My brother grad. from HHS in 1966, his name is Alan Lee. I remember a lot of his friends. I plan to visit often. Thanks for the memories.

Name: Howard Duran () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 12:43:22
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest, Ca
Message: Does anyone remember a substitute teacher named Mrs. Owens from 58-61? Boy we gave her a hard time.

Name: Linda Farrow () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 12:35:52
E-Mail: Linda.Farrow@TRW.COM
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Message to John~ just wondering if you received my check for the cougartown paper?? I noticed that it has not cleared yet. Let me know. Thanx John.
Hi Linda, Yes, I've received it, however I'm a little behind on the deposits. I will get it in the bank real soon, I promise, and thanks for your help and concern.

Name: Confused Says..... () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 11:05:36
Message: Woman who puts man in doghouse soons finds him in cathouse...

Name: Larry Cuiper () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 10:36:18
E-Mail: LCuiper
Class: 60
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Yes Gary, That was Jerry Parker!!! What a nice guy, Does anyone know where he is living nowadays?

Name: Kathy Downer () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 10:03:22
Maiden: peterson
Class: 70
City and State: marietta, ohio
Message: without this web site we would not have known about the refurbishment of nyman hall. all four of us kids were in many of the plays there. my sibs and i donated a seat in my brothers name, and my mom attended the reception. for her, this began a time of healing. i cannot thank you enough. keep up the good work!

Name: Pam Betraun () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 09:58:13
Maiden: Heath
Class: 78
City and State: Still Hawthorne
Message: Susan, Sorry to hear you are moving. Joan (Kratz) Thomas from your class, and Steve Thomas live in Santa Rosa and love it up there. Steve teaches school up there.
Nice to see Dawn Moffit has joined us here. We missed you at the 20th reunion.

Name: Linda Farrow () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 09:37:33
E-Mail: Linda.Farrow@TRW.COM
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Message to Frank Di Pasquale
Just a question Frank, are you the father of Lisa Di Pasquale?? My daughter, Kasey Fargher and Lisa have played soccer together for AYSO Region 21. And seeing your picture on feedback, she looks just like you! Hope all is well with you and your family. Take care.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 09:26:02
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: John-
Just heard on the news that Pinks is celebrating 60 years tonight - are you guys going?????

Hi Betty, From the 16th until the 26th they're serving 60 cent hot dogs at 6 oclock for 60 minutes as part of their 60th anniversary. It's hard enough to get served or park, so I think we'll wait until after the 26th. I'll let you all know.

Name: Susan Walling () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 01:58:47
Maiden: Ciampa
Class: 77
City and State: El Segundo, CA for another two weeks
Message: John... thanks for posting that wonderful picture of us on Feedback. Wasn't that taken about 2:45 AM in the parking lot of Stick & Stein after we FINALLY managed to escort those wild 60's women out the door? Robin, in reply to 'what's in Santa Rosa?' Clean air, open space, stars that you can actually see when you look up in the sky, great Cougars, and some of the best wine around.
By the way Robin... is it our ball?

Yeah, some of them just wouldn't leave (one of them was Mom B).

Name: Frank Di Pasquale () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 00:39:39
Class: 73
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Laura (Keahey) Johnson! You can't possible remember all the happenings of an eighth grade class at Hawthorne Intermediate with a BLIND teacher named Mr. Swanson . . . could you? Was our class his last year of teaching? Actually, I remember that it seemed he could identify trouble and it's source rather accurately . . . would you have any insight into that ??
All kidding aside it's great to hear from people that helped make the memories of growing up in Hawthorne such pleasant ones!
Thanks for the note.

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 22:06:13
Maiden: Elizabeth Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Texas
Message: I am really excited to find and be able to become a part of this HHS web site. I have just recently gotten on line and a friend accidentally came across this web. Reading some of the old names and especially the memories and recollections brings tears to my eyes and I fondly remember growing up in Hawthorne and being a part of the legacy of HHS. I welcome any one who remembers who I am to please email me. Will respond to all. Thanks for being here. Liz
Hi Liz, Glad you found your HHS site. Welcome aboard.....

Name: Bob Rierdan () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 20:37:20
Class: 61
City and State: Mountain View, Missouri
Message: Denny - Bob Moser surely could have had a Cad engine in that rod. I would have bet that it was an open roadster, I think that I remember him jumping in and out of the car without opening the doors, but I was only about 9 at the time. I can still see the flames coming out of that engine - Bob would show up with anywhere from 2 to 4 carburetors on that thing from day to day. I think I heard that Cream of Wheat story about Moser back in the '50's. Bob
Flames out the carburetors?? Too far retarded.

Name: Cal Kappen () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 20:16:54
Class: 59
City and State: El Cajon Ca.
Message: My first store bought surfboard was a Velsey-Jacobs. They had a little shop where the Marina Del Rey is located today. Does anybody know what happened to Victor Zaccaglin. I remember he had a Corvette with a big blower on it. I worked for his father in construction at Cal-Prop Inv. Inc. I went to El Camino with Dewey Weber. He was a very good wrestler and a great surfer. As for a coug surfer, my vote goes to my friend Mike Woods even if he was goofy-footed.

Name: Denny () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 18:28:03
Class: double nickels
City and State: Del Aire
Message: Bob Rierdan: I'd also like to talk with Bob Moser (AKA Hose-nose). Over the years he had many cars. When you mentioned his roadster could you have been refering to his coupe with the Cad engine with the Chet Herbert roller cam and Halibrand quick change rear-end? Bob and I were close friends, and at that time I was running a Ford with a Cadillac engine and we were constantly trading engine parts. Both of us were running too many carburetors for street use but back then anything that ran was alright if it beat the competition and got you home. His coupe didn't even have a fuel pump, it had a pressurized fuel tank with a hand pump under the dash and we often terrorized Hollywood Blvd with it. One day the cooling system on the coupe sprung a leak and I won't admit to it but somebody told him a little Wheatena in the radiator would stop it from dripping. Bob then poured almost a full box of Cream of Wheat in the Ford. What a sight! As soon as the radiator was plugged it overheated and Viola. Instant Breakfast. It sat there and blew bit blobs of cereal into the sky and they covered the car. Moser, if you're reading this I still have some Cad parts for sale, cheap, and I'll reimburse you for the box of cereal.

Name: Robin () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 18:20:43
E-Mail: Susanwhatsinsantarosa?.com
Maiden: Steamboatwillydatedtugboatannie
Class: LX
Sperm Count: 7
Message: John do you think you could put a blood type and allergy box just below the city and state? Just another way to get to know your fellow cougs better:o)...
Cousin Kelly, my vote goes for Norm Steiner...great surfer and had the best looking girlfriend too...
Susan, I too hate to see you leave are the toughest nose guard Ive ran into this century...good luck!...
Jimbo you better hustle...those leaves are going to get heavy here when it rains and the pay dont change...I dont remember a crossing guard at HIS John?...But I walked with Curtis in a maroon 3/4 length jacket so who needed one? I do remember a couple good Skippys parking lot fights though..first good push usually won the thing :o)...Dont know the first big block GTO owner Gary, and I stayed away from Isetta owners then like I do BMW owners today :o)..Later Cougs

Is it true that BMW means "Break My Windows"? Thanks Robin

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 15:06:55
Class: 1961
City and State: Las Vegas aka sin city
Message: JB...when you started all of this, I just knew it would have a pay day... And today I hit the jackpot on Feedback. Blonde O admitted to having been wrong. I've enlarged and printed the document and I'm preparing to confront the boss with it at dinner. The pitch is simple... kinda like a teaching aid YES! ‘woman is fallible'.
Linda Dietrich.... it's just "GREAT MINDS". And since I've always been the slower than most, that's why I just mention the idea to JB now.
Yo! Robin...YouJean, Organ. What fun, one could have with the various towns and byways there at organ. But I shall not go there with this.
Jamie... The Corvette paper work.. Depending on what you are looking for. If it's sale documents, those are probably gone now. But if the unit was financed through GMAC, they may have the document on micro film. If you're looking for a vehicle ownership history... the California DMV may be the place to get the information. Write there Sacramento HQ for the vehicle history. The hard way is writing the to the DMV of the last state the unit was registered in, and then working backwards from there. I've not tried searching the web for this kind of information. But who knows... Hope this gets you started towards your destination... Those were fun cars to sell. RCG.

Name: Mike Wilking () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 15:06:25
Class: '65
Message: There were only two girls that had hair as blond as Kell() and they were: Kelley Currie and my sister, Kathy and it's not my sister! Kelley, I was part owner of a Velsey balsa board in '60.

Name: Mike Wilking () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 14:50:35
Class: 65
City and State: Germany
Message: Great reunion idea, Billine ('65 - '69) but I don't think your sister wants me there! Her idea was '66 - '69. Are you trying to forget about your ol' next door neighbor, Pauline? Although I live in the land of the best, we WILL get together for the wine-country tour, right?

Name: MYTMO () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 14:42:10
Maiden: Trott
Class: 64
City and State: Hawthorne,CA
Message: To those looking for the Maciel Brothers.... Amado is my boss. He is Chief Equipment Mechanic for the City of Hawthorne, Equipment Department. You can reach him at 310-970-7221. You'll get me first :0) as I am his secretary. JB....Any word on our next outing to PINK'S? cya,
MYTMO, I think we'll do it in about a week. I thought the Rowdy's or Prince Jim was going to let ME know what was good for them. Janet and I went on Saturday night. They're still as good as they were three weeks ago.

Name: Steve Archibald () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 14:01:42
Message: I as pleased to have happened upon this Hawthorne site. I was a resident of Hawthorne from my birth in 1954 until my family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962. We lived at the corner of W135th and Cordary.
My two older brothers, David and Bob Archibald, lived in Hawthorne until they were both 18 years of age. They attended and graduated from Leuzinger High School. Old high school track and field fans may remember the Archibald brothers, who burned up local tracks from 1958 through 1962. David went on to be an All-American in Track at the University of California, Berkeley. He then flew a Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam in 1967-68 and returned home a highly-decorated officer. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1988 and has just retired this year from a 10-year second career as a high school biology teacher in Illinois. Bob also went on to UC Berkeley, served in South Korea in the late 60s, spent 25 years working for Pacific Bell, and is now VP of a computer billing corporation headquartered in Northern California.
I will advise them of your website. I'm sure they would be very interested.
Thank You, Steve Archibald

Hey Steve, Glad you found the site, and thanks for the update on the Archibald Bros. I know many South Bay people remember them.

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 12:42:24
Class: 78
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: Hi, Sheree Klingenhagen:
Hope you have a speedy recovery! My prayers are with you. I don't know if you remember me, but I lived around the block from you on 138th St. My brother and I would sometimes hang out at Danny Mourning's house who lived next door to you.

Name: TRICIA MCDOWELL () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 11:19:56
Maiden: SOKOL
Class: 70
City and State: 29 PALMS, CA.
Message: ROBIN AND SANDY. MY SISTER SANDY'S E-MAIL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED. IT IS NOW Just thought you'd like to know. Is there anyone out there from class of 70'?

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 07:43:01
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: Hey sports fans - How about those WISCONSIN BADGERS!!!!!
Looks like they may be Rose Bowl bound again.
Like the addition of city & state to the feed back - maybe we'll find we live closer than we thought to some of the other Cougars who add to Feed Back.

Sharon, Although I can't bring myself to pull for a big ten team (been here too long) I'm glad to see it's YOUR team.

Name: Susan Walling () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 01:53:51
Maiden: Ciampa
Class: 77
City and State: El Segundo, CA .... soon to be Santa Rosa, CA
Message: John... just couldn't pass up the opportunity to say 'thank you' once again for helping to bring another old friend back into my life. THESE are the best times!
To all of you Cougars planning on taking the Wine Country tour... I'll see you there.
Kathy & Steve, I have the room reserved for you at the Walling Wildwood Trail Bed & Breakfast.

Susan, We missed you here girl. I'm going to miss the hell out of you when you move away too. I guess when you get handed buttermilk, you make butter. The website will keep us close. OH, could you let me keep Graham?? Lunch next week on me. You name the time and place.

Name: kell () on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 00:19:45
Class: 1967
City and State: booze bay orgon
Message: I really don't want to see family dirt on this page. So Butch you be nice to Steve. If you want to come to any reunion you can, and will. You be nice to your relatives in front of strangers. Your Cuz. Also whats all this car stuff. Lets talk surfing!! Who had the first balsa wood board in Hawthorne? Who would you vote best surfer from HHS any year. Sorry about you folks at York. We from Haw. Int. needed no crossing guards. Or was York an elementary school like Ramona. Hey, Ramona RULES. Well this was fun. The Favorite Teacher Page is cool . Need more Favorite Teacher stories.
Yes Intermediate had a crossing guard. Actually she was the crossing guard at Washington and El Segundo Bl. Does anyone remember that sweet ladies name? I do.......

Name: Bob Rierdan () on Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 21:46:25
Class: 61
City and State: Mountain View, MO
Message: Ed Greevy - Just read your feedback - Great stuff. Do I remember Bob Moser? He was a friend of my brother's and would pick him up for school in his roadster every morning. That car was amazing to a kid like me. When he'd show up on cold foggy mornings, he would sit in the driveway waiting for my brother and shoot fire out of the carburetors on that rod. I think it had a flathead ford in it. That was a thrill for me. It never had a hood, so he couldn't drive it on rainy days.
One night they let me go along on one of their 'nights out' and we were cruising the Blvd. It was before the center-parking strip was paved all the way and it was muddy in front of the bowling alley. Bob buried the roadster. I remember wondering why they were so upset that someone would see them stuck there. Ha ha. We pushed out and were covered with mud so that was the end of the night, at least for me.
Bob later had a '53 Studebaker convertible. I wonder what became of him, he was a good friend to my brother.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 21:13:32
Maiden: workiswork
Class: no class
Message: It is kind of hard doing the bait boat from here but i always had more ambition than brains. Fraz you were always a good looking guy huh? a 60's reunion on the bait boat on the Missouri river. Pinks sounds good too. Or we could play musical Chinese fire drill down to San Diego and back on PCH! Robin I'll take both jobs, the leaves have turned here in Iowa, and soon the river will be iced over, need the work. i knew this was the wrong time of the year to move. Sloey
Jim lives in Redondo Beach where he is a very successful Keel boat salesman, along with his partner Mike Fink. If you want his exact address, email me.

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