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The answer to the trivia question: What was the last song played in the movie "American Graffiti"? Hawthorne's own "Boys"

Name: Keith D.Jones () on Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 22:11:12
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Well it's neat seeing the SS Catalina being talked about. I am to young to have experienced traveling on the great ship. As mentioned in earlier coug-town my uncle was the last owner of the SS Catalina. He spent millions trying to get it going again. He died in 1994 and now the Great White Steamship in sinking slowing in the Ensenada Harbor. It's destined for a slow and painful closure. I remember when I used to ask him how his boat was and him always replying it's a ship not a boat. Can anyone out there give us the common saying on how to distinguish between a boat and a ship. The winner can go down to Ensenada and drive the big beauty home.

Name: Steve Fraser () on Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 21:11:13
Class: 1966
Message: Myrna... your right, I did suffer that day!! To this day I still wonder why they all wanted me in that picture!! I have seen a few of them in the past few months and they still look the same. I apologize for mis - indentifing one of the girls in the photo. Send me a copy of that shot Angel. I know someone else who would get a kick out of it!!!

Name: Steve Fraser () on Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 16:59:01
thisboxisfor"thebutchcousins"toscrewaroundwith: howluckyiwas
Class: 1966
Message: John, I know that I'm not eligible for the Catalina ditch day quiz, but I have to respond anyway. I was the lucky guy who was with all those Cougarettes. Don't ask me how it happened, but it did!! JoAnn Conoy is one of the mystery babes in that photo. John, I don't know where you got that picture, but I'll pay for a copy. It WAS on the old White Steamship, in 1966. I remember most of the faces in that picture, and seen a few lately. But I'm prohibited by your rules to identify them. Cousin Kelly has a good start.
Hey Steve, I gave the answer to that question already........and yes that picture is for sale for 500 dollars a copy.

Name: Mike Wilking () on Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 16:00:39
Class: 65
City and State: Germany

Message: MYRNA:
I work on Rhein Main Air Base near Frankfurt. K-town (US Army) and Landstuhl/Ramstein (US Air Force) are about 1.5 hours south. I hope everyone in Cougartown had a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Name: Howard Duran () on Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 11:31:24
E-Mail: doo4usc
Maiden: Kareem Kelly
Class: No
City and State: Lake Forest, Ca
Message: What about North vs South? The Mason Dickson line was El Segundo Blvd. There were some heavy games played in late 50's and early 60's. Baseball, football, basketball and egging's. Some players on the north were Bruce Hoover, Dennis Campbell, Freddy Burkett, Ron Baldwin, Gary Mickelson, Big Wil, Danny Trepanier, Bob Rierdan, Wally Ristow, Jim Parisi and Jim Nicola..The winning South team had Me, Bob Bausman, Gary Persinger, Bill Brown, Kenny Blomsterberg, Terry Benjamin, Pat Desmore and Richie McLure....
Big Names from Early 60's HHS Paco, Thanks man......

Name: Myrna () on Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 11:06:46
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: Well - the picture is of the Class of '66 senior ditch day in Catalina. Poor Steve Fraser is "suffering", the only guy with all those girls!

Name: Tom Buckingham () on Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 02:06:31
Class: 64
City and State: Clovis,CA
Message: Hi Cougs-Today I am 53 years young, but it doesn't seem so long ago that I was walking the HHS campus, eating lunch with my friends, going to pep rallies, screaming my voice out at the Friday night football games. My thanks to my Hawthorne High classmates and other friends for helping me get through the 1960's. Who would have ever thought "the Baby Boomers" could turn out so respectable, fat and bald after all that long hair, rock n roll and sun on the beach. Happy Thanksgiving. I am indeed thankful for it all!

Name: Kelley () on Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 00:24:17
E-Mail: you'
Class: 67
City and State:
Message: John, the Catalina ditch-day pic is great! We all can probably guess most of them. My favorite is Linda Estrada my next door neighbor for many years. Hope someone tells her about the site, and all her sisters, Sharon, Vicky, Elizabeth, Laurie; all HHS grads. My cuz fraz. what was he doing with all the babes. Becky, Holly, Karen, Betty? the others are on the tip of my fingers. I was in drill team with one of them. and I think the dark haired gal sitting down is a Mary also? About the East VS West. "CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG". You are lucky to be in SoCal in Jan. or Feb. you'd have to really bundle up if you were here. Tonight at 9:00 it was 44 and falling, and I live on the coast where it's warm, but rainy. Have fun I hope to be able to meet everyone some day. Heard from Jim Schroeder. He's busy with his 6th graders. Duke Robin or whatever he is. Didn't show up at his Moms thanksgiving, so maybe he's really not related, I'll look into that T-shirt for him. Thanks John this is a real eye opener at times.
Kelley, That's the bulk of them.
Row 1 L to R: Steve Fraser, Holly Hollingsworth, Susan Demmick
Row 2 L to R: Pam Newman, Mary Vasquez
Row 3 L to R: Angel Karen, Linda Astrada, Mary Kean, Becky Slaughter, Teri Kluxdal, Carol Buxton.
Top Row: Janice Brown
Thanks Kelley and thanks to our own Angel Karen for sending the picture.

Name: Sherrie () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 23:12:28
Maiden: driggers
Class: 1976
Message: I hope every one had a Wonderful Thanksgiving! Sloey, are you still saving me a drumstick? That was awful nice of you to help feed those less unfortunate. And John, It's been said a lot, but not by me yet, thank you for creating this website! I LOVE IT.
Yeah Jim, Those poor unfortunate $37,500 a year Redondo shopping cart people deserve a free meal.
Thank you Sherrie. I'm glad you're having fun with the website, and hope you find ALL your compadres.

Name: Janet Falkenstein () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 22:07:18
Maiden: Kinder
Class: 79
City and State: Orangevale, CA
Message: Hi John! My mom left here to drive home at about 3:30 this afternoon.(Norma Kinder, class of 60) She should be passing Harris Ranch right about now! We had a great, although too short visit. Thanks for caring enough to miss us, John! My sister Dianna just got a computer today and should be online sometime in the near future...Anyone remember Dianna Kinder, class of 85? Patti T., how are you? Hope everyone had a safe holiday...try not to stress too much the next 4 weeks. John, someday we will get together and do Alfredo's...My mouth waters at the thought of anything other than turkey right now! Take care, all.
Hi Janet, Yes, Alfredos sounds great. Actually the Harris Ranch, and a big old steak doesn't sound bad. Next time you're in the area we'll do lunch. Thanks Janet for staying in touch.........

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 21:30:28
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hi Patty V. I was wondering if you would remember me. I'm still having too much fun reading all the pages and hooking up with old friends. Please email me if you wish. Would love to play catch up. Liz
Patty was an of the coolest of the cool too and........

Name: John Baker () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 20:02:01
Class: 33C
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:OK, Here's Last Tuesday's Lunch Bunch. From LtoR Is Loretta Morelli Cuiper, Me, Cheryl Christensen Nicocia, and Linda Jones Reynolds. All Class of 62ers. We went to Islands in Encino. Thanks for the great lunch Loretta (we made her buy) and thanks for the friendship too girls. You're the best.

Name: Bill Sloey () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 19:35:37
Maiden: coolornotcoolnottheissue
Class: 69
Message: Hey I guess I am back, wanted to thank Wayne Dickey for allowing me to blend in with all the surfer-lowriders when we were younger, it had a positive impact on my life.. I have been meaning to tell you this Wayne for more than 30 years, but never found the courage to tell you. The Issue was were you a Coug or Not a Coug. and it seemed like we all took care of each other. Agree? Dennis Higgins. JB where in the World does someone have a second chance to amend himself with past friend other that here on CT??? JB thanks again. Homeless in Redondo Beach.. hahaha, my bro is smoking rope. cya Bill
Thanks Bill, You ARE a COOL COUG!!!

Name: Alan Nelson () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 16:29:50
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: What's so unusual about being an East-Wester, Susie! (I know haw you hate that name :)) I spent my formative years on Broadway and Ramona (Center?), then moved to the "East" on 132nd and Jefferson, and then to the "West" on 117th and Aviation. Maybe it isn't that we were unusual, just special. (and NOT in a short-bus kinda way!)
Actually, You're an Eastsider if you went to, or should have gone to Intermediate. You can't be both. If you went to both Intermediate and Dana, then it depends on where you spent most of your school life in Hawthorne. Sorry, I just make the rules, I don't enforc'em; Myrna does.

Name: Allie's mom () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 15:59:28
Maiden: v5
Class: 1974
City and State: Palos Verdes, Ca
Message: Hey good going Dewey!! How can anyone recognize that toothless kid? She was so cute when she found what the tooth fairy left her. You could hear her gasp from the front of the house. Geez, I guess I just sound like a mom. Oh yeah, I am one. I've been peeping in on Cougartown, but not writing in, although I've done more than V3 and V6. We had a fun Thanksgiving, Peter and Allie helped cook and clean. Hi Elizabeth Cary! I've been reading with equal levels of amusement and sympathy at your plight trying to splain yourself. Give it up. Just be glad that Prince Hood has not been joining in the fracas. Danny Winders, there's an old boyfriend from my past - he tortured me for years :0) Ok enough for now. Time for V6 and v3 to chime in. Later guys, and thanks for posting the Allie mugshot John. Although the Biermans are hard to talk to now that you've named them the coolest 70's peeps. Brother. This is probably your fault Elizabeth. :0)
Yeah, where is that lowly Prince Hood anyway? I'm about to turn him into a Serf, or maybe a Serfer.
Thanks Patty for the beautiful picture. That Tooth Fairy must've made it big in the "trickle down theory" era. I think I got a nickel for that first front tooth. I got 5 dollars once for painting a 150 foot long picket fence on both sides. That job must pay about 500 dollars to a kid today. i wish V5 woulda been my mommy back then. I woulda' pulled my teeth with a paira' plie..............

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 15:39:42
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: No No No We are not going to get into this again!@#####$# I believe that anyone who went to HHS is a unique and special person and anyone who had the privilege of growing up in Hawthorne Ca had a life beautiful and memorable as only Hawthorne can be. Cougars will always be COOL and Hawthorne rules. In all our hearts home and our alma mater will never be compared because that is all about who we are today. I just look forward to the day when I can be reunited with old friends and make new friends of all Cougars from 1955 on . Liz
OK Liz, Thanks for clearing that up........I think.

Name: Dewey () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 14:28:27
Class: nope, none
Message: I'll take guess at the kid with the missing tooth. Could it be that very well known sidewalk artist, Allie aka V5 ?

Yes, you are CORRECT Sir!! It is Allie, V5's baby. Nice goin' Dewey.

Name: Ted Gioia () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 14:20:05
Class: 75
Message: John, we haven't forgotten C-town! For my part, I have been travelling almost non-stop for one month, and I am catching a plane to England this afternoon. I still need to catch up on about a thousand feedback postings. In the meantime, here is a Cougar memory: the popcorn booth near senior square. As I recall, the popcorn came in a corny red and white box with little figures on it that you could cut out with scissors. It seemed more suitable for first grade than secondary school -- however, this didn't prevent me from cutting them out. I don't remember what the figures were -- maybe a clown or some animals. Anyone remember?
Ted, You are late young man and with no valid excuse, you'll have to report to the office immediately!!
Travelling.....that is the worst excu..............

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 13:17:54
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hi Susan B. Thanks for trying to come to my defense but I think I'm going to have to "splain" myself out of this one. I'm going to try to clarify one more time and then I'm shutting up on the subject. Anyone who went to Hawthorne High and cares enough to love their school is COOL. The people that I met after HIS were from a whole different and unexplored side of town to me therefore they were unique and exciting for me to try to get to know. They were not any better or cooler than myself or any other eastsiders just new faces and personalities to explore and get to know. I never stopped thinking that Tom Deuel and Danny Winders and some of the other foxy guys from HIS were neat and sweet. But when we went to HHS, all those neat and sweet guys from Dana were there to get to know. ALL I WAS TRYING TO DO WAS SHARE SOME OF MY MEMORIES NOT START A WAR! Sorry again for any misunderstandings! Liz
WHEW!!! That was close, and thanks Liz, for clearing up that little misunderstanding. So you're saying the Eastsiders are the only really COOL Hawthorne people then?

Name: John Baker () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 13:12:51
Class: 33C
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: Here's a mid-60's Senior Ditch Day picture. Hey, is that the Great White Steamship?? Can you name this band of Cougars that are either coming from, or going to Catalina? Immediate family and of course the Cougs in the picture aren't eligible. Good Luck.........

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 11:16:41
Class: 1961
City and State: Fabulous Las Vegas
Message: From all accounts, Thanksgiving was successful for those who shared, good food (blended or not) good friends, and for those who gave to those without HERE HERE. Our herd had the pleasure of the full spread of food, old friends and warm memories. Both of days past and new memories created during the events of the day. JB...John D says hello. I've just about got him ready to get into a computer. Just think of it as having your own Sheriff. Hey Desmore! Why would you be calling JB, the King of Cougartown, Kenny? From the reaction, it appears that there's a tender under belly there. JB...with my pear shape, the "belly" comment isn't a shot! Really its not!
Hey Frank, Sounds like you and yours had a great Thanksgiving and tell John D that Ctown already has 2 or 3 sheriffs. He'll have to get in line. Be a Coug Frank.......

Name: John Baker () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 09:58:29
Class: 7AA
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:OK, this just in. One of our Cougartown family members has just lost her first baby tooth. Can you name this one and who she belongs to??

Name: Susan King () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 09:44:00
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Whoa John, I gotta call the rest of the B's and check on this cool thing. Sharon, Mom, Steve, are we cool? Hi Liz Cary - I remember you. And I understand your perception of Hawthorne. The B's had the unusual experience of having been both East and West siders.....Grew up on east side (115th/Doty) but moved to HollyGlen in 9th grade. Going to HIS, we KNEW there was another jr. high (Dana) and without ever even laying eyes on it or any Dana Kids, we KNEW we were arch funny and silly. But we had no idea just WHERE the heck it was or what it looked like.....some of my dearest friends ended up coming from that side of town (even got a sister in law in the deal - Michelle BuGuy) but my young roots came from the east....I recall lamenting to a new Dana friend in 9th grade English that my family was moving, I didn't know where, and I'd probably never see her again. And I'd really grown to like her immensely - turns out we moved 2 DOORS DOWN from her!! (Patti Bolkow I miss you!) Since checking in to CT in Oct 98 I have visited both old neighborhoods and though there have been changes to both my heart still warms with the happy memories of my youth. It all comes back to me....Happy Thanksgiving all - and if you are REALLY thankful then BECOME A MEMBER of CT by sending your measly ten bucks to one of the greatest Cougars of all time. We need to support this site and it's activities so that others may enjoy the magic. What a generous and thoughtful gift to give this season. It's easy and painless and I am amazed that not everyone has done it. If you enroll before the millenium you are considered a charter's THAT for a commercial? Now back to the regular program......
Geez, No wonder the Biermans were so COOL, they were "Bothsiders". Thanks Sus', for that lovely commercial too. You and Chris P. are about as subtle as a hammer blow to the shin bone.
Actually the signups have leveled off on both Ctown membership and Tshirts, and although this is driving me to bankruptcy, I think next, we're going to do personalized Coffee Mugs. These will have your year of graduation and your name on one side and The Cougar logo on the other. These might be a little pricey because of the personalization, but they look great!! Again, the majority of the profits will go to funding our Cougartown Scholarship. If you want Tshirts for Christmas presents, please get your orders in early. Any orders sent in from Dec 3-12 will be shipped on the 13th so please order accordingly. Thanks for being out there Cougs.....

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 09:00:22
Class: 11110101111
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Hey John, I know that the king has ordered perfect weather on the 9th of January but should someone want to play a joke on you and have it rain why don't we have some alternate plans. I don't know how the food is at Chips, should it rain it might be nice to have some cover. How about wearing our shirts also? Too bad we didn't have sweatshirts. Let's see if it is real cold we could go to John's new house and all have hot coffee or cocoa in Cougartown mugs. Anyway I hope to see a great turnout at "Cruise Night 2".
We might have to dress in our Cougartown Parkas in February. How cold can it get in February anyway? Kathy S, are you still out there??

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Friday, November 26, 1999 at 22:47:40
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: OK Big OOOOPS! Allow me to clarify that I wasn't trying to say that cool people did not live on the east side of Hawthorne Blvd. I meant that the people (mostly meaning guys) that my friends and I thought were COOL lived in Holly Glen. I am sure there were plenty of cool people all over Hawthorne and beyond but in my small and I do mean small circle of friends we found most of the cool guys lived in that area at that time. Did not mean to start an east west feud or even imply that coolness wasn't just oozing all over Hawthorne. But consider my neighborhood way over east (half a block more and I would have had to go to Morningside.) The Wilsons had already moved to bigger and better places. I guess that they got tired of my friends and I putting gum in their doorbell. Most of the boys in my neighborhood I had been around since kindergarten and therefore did not hold that interest to me and I am sure the feeling was mutual. Sorry for any misunderstandings Cougars. Liz
So Liz......I guess what you're saying is that Eastsiders are COOLER than Westsiders. You grew up on the same street as the Biermans. Are you saying that Mom B isn't cool?? Are you saying that Susan Bierman isn't cool?? Are you saying that her little baby sister Sharon isn't Cool!!?? The Two COOLEST SEVENTIES COUGS ON THE PLANET!!!
Unless I misconstrued something I believe you gotta lotta splainin' to do Lizzy.Just what ARE you trying to say??

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Friday, November 26, 1999 at 21:40:53
Class: 69
City and State: Salisbury NC
Message: I haven't said much here, but I do read all of the feedback. First of all, it seems like all those years of education hasn't helped Jim Sloey realize that homeless people don't live in Redondo. But Jim, your good heart helped alot of people, and I am sure they appreciated everything you guys did, (good job) Second, I grew up between 120th and Broadway, and we had alot of "COOL PEOPLE" over there. I guess you could say Hawthorne had alot of "COOL PEOPLE". That really doesn't matter today, because all of us were Cougars then and are Cougars today. Bill Sloey didn't you live on our side? Not that you were cool, but I just wanted to know. I didn't think of people being cool, or uncool, they were just friends to me. I guess some people felt that way, but alot of us didn't care. I liked surfing during the day, and cruising my 64 Grand Prix on Hawthorne Blvd at night. I guess that made me a lowrider-surfer.I had friends in Holy Glen as well as other parts of Hawthorne. It was just a fun place (Hawthorne) to grow up. Betty Kean, Gary Nelson, Kelly Carden, Carl Hegg, Mike Winters, Rod Potts, Pat Powers, Larry and Wolfie Poltash, Rene Lee Risher just to mention a few that didn't live in Holy Glen. That's all I have to say for now. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
Wayne, Bill Sloey was Cool. Sorry Bill, he didn't mean that.

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