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Name: Bill Cusac () on Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 11:09:02
Class: 1965
City and State: So Lake Tahoe,Ca.
Message: Kelley Carden also had a sister named Penny Carden. She had red hair and freckles like the rest of the boys....I knew the whole family back in the 60's. Kelley and I were room mates in the late 60's or early 70's. Larry Porter, Big "E", Sambaugh, Mike Conway would hang out there, we were all doing crazy things back then......

Name: TRICIA MCDOWELL () on Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 06:16:42
Maiden: SOKOL
Class: 70
City and State: 29 STUMPS

Name: Lily Craig () on Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 00:52:23
Maiden: Kattan
Class: 71
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: How can I get more info re: the Nyman Hall New seats project? ie; who is sponsoring the project and how far along are they? I would like a name and a number to call---is that possible?
Also, I read that Patty Valencia was looking for me; well here I am. Patty; have you heard from Steve or Tom Deuel? Finally, and most importantly, thank YOU for taking the time and effort in creating this way cool site. I really enjoy it!

Hi Lily, Yes you can contact Melanie Chacon at (310) 643-5743. I think they're about sold out on the seats so please call her today. She will let you know all the particulars.

Name: Sloeys Cousin () on Thursday, November 18, 1999 at 00:48:32
Maiden: Doesaflatheadmillmakeflower?
Class: LX
City and State: UGENES OR A GUN
Message: John, Im sorry about the confusion but I have no cousins...I am the foster child of two very loving parents who took me under there wing from a couple of wild teens from Madera...The only Kelley I remember lived on my street, and was always sent home from school for too short of skirts or too long of legs, I cant remember...My family tree has no branches but I hope to start a geneology search in the next 10 years. Or I might order some T-shirts from Keith with my pic and a "Are you this guys relative?" underneath..Its a start...I hope this answers a few questions and has no bearing on my Royal Court status..Prince Robin..
PS Denny: A blower UNDER any carbs is a quick way to pitch rods to the next zip code..poor Olds :o)...

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 23:26:20
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas
Message: I look in everyday but not to much to say. But noticed Kelly Cardin. He was related to Rick Cardin I think who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates or Giants. I think they were bro's. I knew him slightly. Also, noticed the beautiful Barbara Duran whom I (and many others) drooled over at her dads gym. Only thing happening is that I just invested in a pretty large screenprinting company here in Vegas. Took over all the accounts which equaled over 10,000 dozen shirts a month so will be pretty busy. Anybody need t-shirts out there gets the Cougar discount.

Name: GARY HEATH () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 22:53:02
Class: 54
City and State: NACHES, WA.
Welcome Gary, Glad to see you found the site. Please add yourself to the alumni list and stay tuned.

Name: EL ROJO () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 22:46:11
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 60
Message: Denny (o), thanks for the "get back" on the "Ricks Olds" thing. Thats quite interesting about Rick blowing up that "Olds", he had the fastest car for over 6 mths or more at the "Hamburger Handout", until some guy came in with a 32 ford coupe and challenged him to race his "hottie". Rick had no license to drive (tickets) so he had someone drive for him (back on the old hwy) and the guy lost both of the first two races to this coupe and Rick, thinking that his bud wasn't driving his machine right, then decided to drive for himself (ego at its best). This story should be that he gets caught by the cops and go's to jail and or that he wins the race, but it was worse than that, he also lost, to this little deuce coupe. The guy never slowed down, turned around or anything, after that third race, He just blew off into the night. To this day, we (Bruce and I) and or any of the other people, ever heard of what was under the "hood"! Maybe you know that mystery Man? Thanks Denny. EL ROJO. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
I'm sure it wasn't a ported and relieved and stroked and bored flathead mill.V6, I bet you thought the name of that song was "Little Dew Scoop" huh........

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 22:19:16
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo, Tx
Message: Message to Debbie McGregor, Although I was a class behind you, I remember your mother fondly from York because she was always breaking up the playground fights between Debbie Hill, Janice Anderson, and the myself vs. the ugly boys ( not you Frank D) that kept throwing us in the bathroom. I too grew up in Hawthorne. Went to York all years, Hawthorne Int. and HHS. I lived in the same house on West 115th Street for 11 years and before that lived on Menlo. Good to share the memories. Liz

Name: Kelley () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 21:27:22
E-Mail: itsinthegenes
Maiden: couldbecurrie
Class: 67
Message: Kelly Carden was the brother of Dennis Carden. Can you tell I have a day off and not much to do? I don't know where Dennis is.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 20:07:17
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA

Message: Toohigh Kelley isn't Kelly Carden, but I'd like to know where he is too - he had more freckles than me! Hi Lisa Graham - you remember me? Betty
Mentioning freckles, was Kelly Carden related to Pat Carden HHS62 and Dennis Carden HHS63??

Name: Terri () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 20:03:26
Maiden: Still Perkins
Class: 92
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: Hey Mom and Pauline... Great pictures. It is really cool seeing what everyone looks like. It's great to put a face to the names we see so often. Ok maybe you all don't look like that now, but it is still cool. John-How do you attach pictures to your messages? Wow I have missed a lot lately. It was great to catch up. Hope everyone has a very thankful Thanksgiving.
Hi Terri, I'm not familiar with attaching pictures in Yahoo, but I'll bet some of our other "Yahoos" can help you. Anyone?? Thanks Terri.....

Name: Kelley () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 18:31:37
E-Mail: itwillcomebacktome
Maiden: WHOAMI
Class: 67
City and State: anytimenoplace

Message: John, I'm Chuck Currie's sister-Robin Hood and Steve Fraser's cuz. I met you a this year at a car show at HHS, I was with Chuck and his son Chris. So There!! I hate it when you men forget. Lisa, John will probably will wonder who you are too. Let's here from you class of 67. Re:Kelly Carden died of cancer a long time ago. Very sad. I'd love to help by a seat at Nyman Hall from Drill Team Members. I was in Drill Team 66-67.
Oh, I should have known you were related to Robin, as you too haven't figured out how to give a straight answer to the demographics above. It's gotta be in the genes. Thanks Kelley

Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 18:02:02
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: To: Susan King - That was fun to have you talk to me! I have been reading the feedback, I plan on going all the way to page 1. This is great. My mom was Doreen, Melanie's mom was Marge. They were also the Troop 200 girl scout leaders. They're both alive and doing great. My mom was at York, but not at HHS. I'm gonna contact as many 72ers that I can, and I'm a single mom working two jobs, but I'm gonna try and give a donation for Nyman Hall. I was married for 20 years and we're separated (my choice). I've been seeing the same man for three years, whose last name happens to be King and wants mine to be too; cold feet - warm heart. Write soon! God bless. Also - HI TO BARBARA DURAN in El Segundo - say hi to anyone I know from good old HHS. John - thanks for putting me back in 72 - and thanks again for this great Cougartown.
Debra, Glad you're enjoying the site.

Name: Lisa E. Dulin () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 17:10:30
Maiden: Graham
Class: l967
City and State: Ramona, CA
Message: Hello everyone - Kelley just turned me on to this web site.
Who's Kelley?

Name: Denny () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 16:52:58
Class: 55

Message: EL ROJO, Terry Johnson dreamed up the name Satin's Cherubs car club. That name scared some people but the club was good intentioned. We gave courtesy cards to people who we stopped to help. Also had someone from NHRA as a guest speaker and started building a "Rail Job" as they were called in 1954. The club was entirely "55" Seniors and when we graduated everyone went in different directions. As for Rick Granville's Olds, it died a violent death at Lions drag strip starting line after Rick put a blower under all of those carburetors.
As you probably know, Bruce Johnson was HPD for a few years. Ron Mix was at the "First Decade Reunion" and mentioned with regrets that Bruce had passed away in the early 90's.

Hey Denny, More great stories about early Hawthorne. Thanks....
Bruce Johnson, regrettably, took his own life.

Name: Barbara Duran () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 16:23:01
Class: 72
City and State: El Segundo, CA

Message: Is "Kelley" from class: toohigh, Kelley Carden?

Name: Ingrid Larson () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 15:57:05
Class: 74
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: It's been a while since I contributed any Feedback. I've been checking in regularly though. John, I was just wondering when I'm gonna get my El Molinos back from you. It's a drag when I see a reference to someone and I can't look up a face to connect to the name. I offered before to come by and help with the photo scanning, remember? Offer still stands.
Ingrid, I have two of your books scanned. The other two aren't yet. I keep saying after the move, I'll get this all done. Well after the move is when the scanning starts. With the holidays and all I'll be in the other place in about a month, so be patient and we'll get this done. That goes for all the other El Molinos I have borrowed too. Thank you all for your generosity.

Name: Linda Farrow () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 15:31:39
Maiden: elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: How do you insert your picture into your message?
Linda, I do it, but I don't have the class of 80 or aboves Senior Pictures. I will get them after the first of the year.

Name: Susan King () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 15:07:48
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Hi Debbie Lee! Boy, you thought you fooled us when you first posted by mentioning only your big brother but I had a feeling you were you! I remember you as we all seem to remember those we shared elementary thru high school years with.....And funny, one of my first thoughts was of your mom - didn't she also spend some time working on HHS campus? I recall her as a positive force there - what was her first name? Marge maybe?.....Welcome to Cougartown and be sure to read all the way back to the beginning - it's well worth the effort. And if you're REALLY having a good time with this then start a seat for Nyman Hall and convince the other 72'ers to join you - also become a member of CT. How about a seat in honor of Drill Team Memories?!!

Name: Nancy Montague () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 12:57:12
Maiden: Ashburn
Class: 66
City and State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: Does anyone remember Mike West he would of graduated before 1966 maybe early 60's he married a girl named Diane he was a fireman for Hawthorne for awhile. His Father was City Manager for Hawthorne if anyone knows where they are, can you let me know.
Nancy, Joy West is on the Alumni List under the class of 57. I think Mike was her brother.

Name: Kelley () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 12:54:17
E-Mail: alwaysthesame
Maiden: yourguessisasgoodasmine
Class: toohigh
Message: Hey John, I think the crossing guard you are refering to , was probably for the kids going to Washington St. School. Which was located behind Haw. Inter. Or next to it. We crossed Hawthorne Blvd. Either from the signal by Food Giant, or the Boston Store. How many of you gals did your back to school shopping at Leonards?. It was just a little shop on Haw. Blvd. And thank-you for the feedback on surfing. My brother, Chuck, bought a balsa board from either Norm Steiner or Paul Stinel (thats probably spelled wrong) Butch you would know. I went to a legends longboard championship in O'side in '97 it was great. I haven't heard so many familiar names from the past. Not even on this web site. My vote would be for either Bobby Hawthorne or Bob Gomen. Wonder where they are now? When I was going to Haw. Intermediate , Carolyn Peterson and I would go to 26th. Thats when I first saw Bill Brown, Mike Weathers and of course Robin, and the other guys that surfed 26th or 33rd. Like Chet Glenn. Hey Butch who did Weathers tinkle on from the Lifeguard tower, or was that you who did the tinkling?
Who are you?

Name: Billy Cusac () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 10:50:19
Class: 1965
City and State: So Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Message: Steve, I would love to have a 60's reunion, put my name on the list..I would love to come to the BIG city..Ross, are you still coming up for Thanksgiving? E-mail me Bill

Name: Kristi Pealo () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 10:36:36
Maiden: Perkins
Class: 89
City and State: NAS Lemoore, Ca
Message: Hey Loretta How is Darla doing? Will she be down for Thanksgiving? Hey Jackie Johnson how is Ronda? Will she also be down for Thanksgiving? I will most likely be down on Tuesday afternoon with the kids and dog. Hope to see you guys soon. I love you my other MOMMIES. Kristi

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 10:23:34
Class: 1961
City and State: Las Vegas
Message: Blondie... I would never try and "PIN" anything on women like being "wrong". What I was attempting to do was express my shock and amazement that a women would admit to being wrong in a public forum. In my experiences in life, I've never been so blessed. Some how, it always turns out to be my error around here. If Maria would make the statement about being wrong, I begin to look for writing instruments to record and document the transaction for future reference. However I know that by the time I get that done, it would no doubt turn out to be me stepping into it once again... Yo Robin... Oyster's will help, as if you want a high score!

Name: debra mcgregor () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 10:18:47
Maiden: lee
Class: 72
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Hey John! Thanks for the extra year, however, I graduated in 72 - can you fix that in the alumni list? Had a great time last night e-mailing and a great morning getting responses. I've had fun going over the feedback. I grew up in Hawthorne, the same house for 18 years! I get a kick when I read about people that went to York Elementary. Anyone remember my mom who used to be a noon duty aide - Mrs. Lee? Thanks again for the fun & memories - When I look at that picture I see my 16 year old daughter now - my how time flies. God bless - thanks again.
Debra, Sorry about that. I'll change it now.

Name: Gary Nelson () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 10:12:51
Class: 60
Message: Alan Hauge, Ed Greevy: Do you guys have any photos of the old hot rods around from those days? Maybe we could get John Baker to post them if we had enough of them or maybe they are on here somewhere but I have missed them? Now, if you had the original rod, it would be worth some real money these days. People are restoring these back to original and collecting them. As someone said, the ownership can be traced back through DMV as well. Alan: Boys Market was sold to Ralphs or someone years ago. There was a checkers or wholesale grocers union of some kind that Jerry Parker and others belonged to. He should be able to be traced back through that union or they can forward a message to him, I don't know what it was called but it is probably on the net somewhere. I do have an old # for Ron Easton but I don't know if he knows where Jerry is either.

Name: Mike Shay () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 01:09:30
Class: 61
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Wow...I just saw a name from waaaay back. Jerry Rigney was two or three years older than I was and I think that he had a lowered 49 or 50 Merc back in the mid 50's and if he didn't have anything better to do he'd let me tag along. He was a pretty cool guy. Is that you Jerry??? Is your sister Bobbie still doing OK?? Nice to see your name.

You are up WAAAYYY past your bedtime......

Name: Glenn Crist () on Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 00:00:44
Class: 1964
City and State: Sonoma, CA
Hello to everyone. It's time to start planning the wine country weekend. Tentative dates are April 14, 15, and 16, the weekend preceding Easter. Winery tours and tasting, a picnic, possibly a winemaker's dinner are in the works.
Help us plan by answering a quick questionnaire:
Are you,
(1) relatively certain you will
(2) possibly may
(3) would like to, but aren't quite certain at this time, you'll be there?
How many of your family and friends are coming with you?
What type of lodging might you need, RV or camper parking, motel, hotel, B&B?
Are you planning to arrive earlier to, or stay longer in the area after the wine country weekend?
How are you planning to arrive? As far as transportation would your group be interested in a charter bus or train trip?
Please e-mail
Janet Humphreys Burkett or
Glenn Crist
with the answer to these questions.
You may also mail them to:
Glenn Crist
835 Austin Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Thanks and we'll post further details on Cougartown

OK Folks, here we go. I will set up an RSVP questionnaire. You can answer it and we'll get the ball rolling on this one. This is going to be a great weekend and will allow our Northern Cougs to get involved, so please let Janet or Glenn know soon. Thanks to all, and we'll see you in the wine country.

Name: Steve Fraser () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 23:51:19
E-Mail: sorrybutch
Class: 66
Message:Sorry Butch.. If we put together a "mid-60's" reunion we'll make sure you are invited. I only mentioned your name because you've been so active at HHS functions lately. Besides, you're "kinfolk". Hi Kelly! Seriously, anybody wanting to get a "mid-60's" reunion together, hop on this site and we can try to get something together.

Name: Alan Hauge () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 23:49:43
Class: '61
City and State: Playa del Rey, CA
Message: To: Larry Cuiper.
I was a good friend of Jerry Parker ('60) and his brother Dennis ('61). He was the manager of Boy's Market in Hawthorne and I heard he went to a Boy's Market in Orange County. That was years ago but he was planning on staying with Boy's. Recently I searched for both of the brothers and couldn't get a real lead on either with the exception of Social Security on the Internet. Hopefully the Dennis Parker listed on the Social Security Death file isn't the same Dennis who passed away five years ago at age 50.
If anyone else has a lead I would appreciate it. Jerry also ran around with Lloyd Conder from 116th street (he drove a black 1956 Ford F-100 pick up). I did a lot of cruzing in that one. Jerry Parker was also close to Barry Justice who lived on 120th. Barry had the white lowered 1955 Olds with a candy apple burgandy dash board. What a trip down memory lane.
Anybody got a lead???

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 22:48:59
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hey Frank DiPasquale, I can't believe that you are still in Hawthorne. I went through York, Hawthorne Intermediate, and HHS with you. Do you remember me and chasing me and Debbie Hill into the boys bathroom at York? Feel free to write if you want. I didn't make it to the last reunion and would welcome any updates on old friends. Liz

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