The answer to the trivia question: What was the last song played in the movie "American Graffiti"? Hawthorne's own "Boys"
Name: JOHN CROTTY () on Monday, December 6, 1999 at 04:41:56
E-Mail: NOT YET
City and State: ANAHEIM HILLS, CA
Message: I'M BACK......BEEN TOO BUSY HERE AT WORK...HAD A GREAT TIME AT OUR REUNION..HOW'D I END UP WITH EARRINGS IN MY POCKET?...LARRY BILLER, BETTY KEAN, I'M STILL SINGIN'...ALAN THAYER?..SURE I REMEMBER YOU...YOU HAD A FENDER MUSTANG GUITAR, WE PRACTICED IN YOUR GARAGE..YOUR DAD HAD A HUGE '59 CADILLAC, ROSE COLORED IN FACT, WITH EVERY AVAILABLE OPTION ON IT...YOU LIVED NEXT DOOR TO THE WILLIAMS ON YOUR RIGHT AND THE MILLERS ON YOUR LEFT. GOTTA GO....WORK CALLS AGAIN...WAYNE DICKEY, YOU MADE A HUGE IMPRESSION ON ME AT THE RE-UNION AND AFTERWARD...GREAT TO HAVE YOU OVER AT THE OLD PLACE FOR A VISIT...HOW COME BOB RUGGERI AND RAY CRAMER DISAPPEARED? HEY RAY, IS IT BECAUSE I STRUCK YOU OUT ON FOUR PITCHES IN MIDDLE LEAGUE?...SEE YA
Name: blondie () on Monday, December 6, 1999 at 00:58:35
Maiden: christine penny
City and State: round rock tx
Message: picture....Hey, Tinkerbell, how 'bout some more fairy dust, I don't think you gave me enough.
Name: Alan Hauge () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 23:24:40
City and State: Playa del Rey
Message: Okay John:
It's story night. Time to remember back to those yesteryears. Someone mentioned Lee Aaker, from Rin, Tin Tin fame. Well seems as if he bought a BMW from Frank Di Pasquale (class of 1973) about 20 years back and forgot to pay him for the car. Months later after Frank's effort to get his money or the car he heard in the newspaper Lee was going to court for a DWI or something in LA. Well, Frank, myself and another friend went about ten AM to county courthouse parking structure. It took about an hour and we found the BMW. And ripped it off. Ah yes, what a fun time that was when we went through the exit WITHOUT a ticket. Because Lee never had the original pink slip (the thing they now call a title), Frank showed it to the guard and he let us out. Needless to say Lee never contacted Frank about the Beemer. What could he say, I want back the car that was yours, that I refused to pay you for? I think Lee did spend some jail time then so he was preoccupied. SEE YOU AT PINKS!!! WEDNESDAY!!! Alan
Well "Yo Rinty" if that wasn't an interesting story for everyone but Lee. Thanks Alan and yes, we WILL see you Wednesday at Pinks.
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 22:59:31
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: El Rojo: You keep it up, darlin, you can beat this monster. I did it too, June 22, 1991, after losing my father to lung cancer. Breathe long deep breaths, take a walk, whatever, but throw away those cigs, lighters and ashtrays and be FREE! Keith: you know I'm just funnin' ya. Can't let Jim have ALL the fun... Rowdy Judy: I am THERE for PINKS, the only chance I will have this year (oh yeah, it's December) but does anyone know how to get there off the ... what, 101? And finally, re the donkey shot: This photo reminds me of the time (about 10 years ago?) when the FedEx plane was improperly loaded at LAX and fell on its' tail... Was it a 747? Whatever- it was certainly a sight you don't see every day!
Swifty, If you get off at Hollywood Bl. and turn right and go to La Brea and turn left. Now you're going south on La Brea and it's about 4 major streets. (Sunset, Fountain, Santa Monica, and then Melrose) Pinks is about 2 doors north of Melrose on the West side of La Brea. We'll see you there.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 21:55:28
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: You're right John, it was Regent Circle, memory is the second thing to go. (I forgot the first). And for the picture- "Will you quit messing around and get your a$$ down from there."
Yes, I think it was mentioned earlier that Lee Aaker of Rin Tin Tin fame lived on Regent Circle in Inglewood.
Name: Bob Rierdan () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 20:41:16
City and State: Mtn. View, Mo
Message: Hey Juan, that's the biggest piņata I ever saw!
Good one Bob.....
Name: Alan Nelson () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 19:03:52
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Since I have just finished putting up my Christmas Light Display, I was wondering if anyone else remembers going to Venice(?) to the circle street that had all the fantastic Christmas Displays, except for the one house that had a little sign that said "Scrooge Lives Here" What other Christmas light and display memories are out there?
For me, it was Regent Circle in Inglewood.
Name: John Baker () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 19:00:23
City and State: Lomita, Ca
Message: Everyone interested in our Wine Tasting Weekend in April, please go to the graphic above and click on "Please answer our Questionnaire". This will help us in planning the best weekend possible. Thanks Cougs
Name: Howard Duran () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 15:59:17
Maiden: Sam Dickerson
City and State: Lake Forest Ca
Message: A big slobbery one to Kathleen Griffin, and Chris (no slobbery for you)!!! Thx to you both. It all works great.
What works great??
Name: Janet () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 15:39:11
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: That donkey picture is too funny. Almost as funny as seeing a great big cougar fall out of my palm tree while stringin Christmas lights!!! (I told you JB...there are NO coconuts up there) JB (the other one)
OK, so I'm doin my Beachcomber John impression and stringin' Christmas lights in this Palm tree see, when for some unknown reason the ladder I'm standing on gets kicked out from underneath me like a bad Laurel and Hardy routine. Now I'm about half way up this Palm tree and am hanging onto a couple of palm fronds and feeling totally helpless as Janet can't pick the ladder up because she's laughing too hard. Nothing to do but plummet to earth like said Cocoanut, hoping not to land on the ladder or Janet. I'll be fine as soon as I stop bleeding. Actually I came out of that one virtually unscathed. Just scraped my masculine pride a little.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 15:34:21
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Cougs... Yeah!! so it looks like the PINK'S RUN is on for this Wed. & The ROWDYS will be there with bells on. Oh ya..maybe a skarf too.. it gets cold when all we wear is just those metal bells. John B. This time don't ask us to pull your finger on the way home..ugh! last count on your chili/onion dog delight was 4 and you were still hungry.. Merry Christmas Marsha Russell, I heard they put a new sink in the restroom. Barb Norris..requests are in for "Puppy Love" See ya all there. I'll start getting the warm instant coffee ready.. it has to sit for 3 days to be truly enjoyed.. (Janny Blomsterberg just taught me that) Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS.
Yeah I just may go for an even half dozen on Wednesday night. Sounds great and if any of you Cougartowners can make it, please don't let the Rowdys scare you off. They're actually pretty good Cougs.
Name: EL ROJO () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 09:07:16
Maiden: YOU KNOW
City and State: 7 DAYS AND COUNTING
Message: John, re: donkey picture. "Light the wick stupid, we'll never get this to the moon".
I LIKE IT!!! Keep it goin' Russ.
Name: LARRY BILLER () on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at 03:28:29
City and State: PORTLAND,OREGON
Message: That's right Betty, we're still wondering just where Kathie Glenn is. And speaking of dancing at the Sports Arena, where did our male lead vocalist John Crotty run off to?
Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 22:48:47
Message: Here is a Christmas wisk fer all mys frends Twas the night before Christmas
An' all t'ru de house
Dey don't a t'ing pass
Not even a mouse
De chirren been nezzle
Good snug on de flo'
An' Mamm pass de pepper
T'ru de crack on de do'.
Den Mama in de fireplace
Done roas' up de ham
Stir up de gumbo
An' make bake de yam.
Den out on de by-you
Dey got such a clatter
Make soun' link old Boudreau
Done fall off his ladder.
I run like a rabbit
To got to de do'
Trip over the dorg
An' fall on de flo'.
As I look out de do'
In de light o' de moon
I t'ink "Manh, you crazy
Or got ol' too soon."
Cuz dere on de by-you
W'en I stretch ma' neck stiff
Dere's eight alligator
A pullin' de skiff.
An' a little fat drover
Wit' a long pole-ing stick
I know r'at away
Got to be ole St. Nick.
An so on an so forth.........
Name: Darlene Joyce-Ratterree () on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 22:26:49
City and State: Hawthorne,CA
Message: Lynn Keith-Hust where are you. my family is looking to find you. please if anyone knows her whereabouts please e-mail me.
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 20:52:58
City and State: Cerritos/South Bay
Message: Keith Jones, I was reading the two stories about you and Ali and also about you being with the Pope. I can't imagine the experiences you have had. I hope that you continue to have contact with such famous people.
Referring to famous people: Comedian/actress Madilyn Kahn passed away several days ago from the consequences of Ovarian cancer. She was 57 years old.
I had the opportunity today to talk with Chet Buguy '72. We discussed who lived in which house on Wiseburn Ave in Holly Glen. He inquired of the whereabouts of Kevin Winters '74. Does anyone know what Jerry Rodman '75 and David Petersen '75 are up to?
Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 20:00:50
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hello Ray Castillo Class of 73. I bet you dont even remember who I am. I came across your name a couple of times reading feedback and wondered if you might remember the goofy long haired girl in Mr. Fix's class and all the fun we had doing plays and picking on "WOOWOO"? Let me know if you remember. And by the way, JB and all, it is now snowing like a @##$$%% here in the Panhandle and I sure wish I was back in South Bay enjoying the mild weather and I even miss the way El Segundo used to smell on foggy mornings. Yeah right! I remember times when the fog was so bad you couldn't even see from one end of campus to the other or even see the top of the big T. Wish I were out there with you all. Liz
Out here on the West side or the East side?
Name: EL ROJO () on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 19:27:12
Maiden: YOU KNOW
City and State: KUNA, ID (HOME OF THE KAVEMEN)
Message: I could run all day...I could dance into the night, I could stand up, sit down, fight, fight fight...but, I'm in agony...every pore of my body bleeds...there's surely no future...I'm in a tunnel... but, the monster is at both ends...It's a fight to the death...but "We" will prevail...The Cougar Is With Me!...But the Monster, he's in your mind! Teasing, taunting...telling you of the thrills! Surely it's easier to succomb! Ecstacy...the euphoria! The smoke! God I miss it! 6 days and counting! Wish me luck Cougs! No cigarettes, 6 Days! Seem's like a miniscule amount of time, to those that haven't! To someone trying to quit smoking, it's 6 yrs, or an eternity. But I'm a Coug and I know I have help! If you choose to "smoke" or continue, surely, you will meet the "monster", sooner or later! I'll try to help! El Rojo! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
Congratulations Russ, I know how hard it is as I faced that same monster 11 years ago last October. You can do it boy. Each hour places a bigger distance between you and that last nail. Hang in there for yourself first, and for all the people who're still sucking on the "coffin straws". May the Mighty Cougar help you through this one EL. I know you can do it.
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 19:04:28
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Jimbo, what a coincidence... I once had an audience with the Pope... when he found out that I had graduated HHS '76 with Keith Jones, he asked if I could arrange an introduction. Your experience at the Vatican must've been the result of my direct intervention. Isn't it a small world???
Keith, Maybe that's where you were standing when Muhammad Ali and Jake Lamotta had you sit between them. Now the Vatican WILL handle 3000 people.
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 16:42:57
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: JB...Try one! Okay okay, I shook my ass, now what? Or, See I told you he was empty, can we go NOW! How many times do you have to be told...weigh the boxes!!! Hey guys...if you don't let me down soon, I'll make you very very sorry! That ass is like my brother-in-law...any little thing to get out of a JOB... Boys when I get down, I'm going straight to my union representative. Okay, take the ass out of leap, the traffic is clear. Mouse, there is no mouse, besides he's not an elephant! I'm not going again until I hear Mule Train one more time.
Great stuff Frank. You missed your calling.
Name: Robin () on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 15:54:34
City and State: Eugene, Oregon
Message: RE: The pic..."LeeRoy, I know you just heard about Sputnik but you'll never get the first ass in orbit this way"....Hate to miss a Pinks run John...Could you FedEx a 1 footer with chili and heavy on the onions? And dont change anymore wine trip dates. Takes a month to secure a reliable cropduster up here...Im laughing to hard to write now...Jim I knew you were kin...LOLOLOL...Later Cougs.....:o)
Sharon in the Cougartown Tshirt shipping dept. will be at Pinks on Wednesday. I'll have her slide a foot long in a Tshirt mailer and we'll overnight it. Just pray it doesn't get hung up in that darned sorting machine.
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 15:04:47
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Is that Janet "Runn" of the famous Clayton Williams Fencing club? If you are that Janet "Runn" Knight then you might remember a weekend in Catalina with the fencing club. You, April Hays and I kinda hung around that weekend. I remember 2 things...a horsebackriding experience where the horse that I was on fell on top of my leg (I was okay, just scared); and then later going out to get something to eat and a guy named Harold who served us some take-out food. I remember him because we thought that he looked a lot like President Kennedy and he told us that he was a distant cousin. I do remember having a good time.
Funny how things come back to one when a name out of the past suddenly appears. I hope that you are that "Janet" because I always wanted to know what became of you.
Name: Janet Knight () on Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 08:08:56
Maiden: Janet Runn
City and State: Burlington,Ontario,Canada
Message: Just learned of your E-Mail address from an old school friend, now I am walking down memory lane. I will be a regular visitor, had some great times at Hawthorne High, thanks for the nostalgia!
Hi Janet, I'm glad you found the site and stay tuned.
Name: BRIAN DION () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 23:51:08
City and State: HAWTHORNE,CA
Message: HEY VICKIE WHAT WAS THE COLES GRANDAUGHTERS NAME THAT LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM US? SHE HAD RED HAIR I THINK? DID YOU GET MY E-MAILS? AND CRACKED_POT IS BETHS E-MAIL ADDY. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Name: Jack Hammer () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 23:40:52
City and State: Oakland Oregon
Message: Don't forget Del Aire was also the birthplace of the "Grease Balloon"
Name: John Baker () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 22:55:54
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:OK Folks, next Wednesday night we'll be making another Pinks run so mark it on your calendar. We'll be there between 7 and 8pm. I think the B's are going to be there and I KNOW the Rowdys won't miss it. Pinks is located on La Brea at Melrose. We'll see you there for the best chili dog on the planet.
Name: Vickie Arestegui () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 22:39:47
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Here's a question of about coolness. Back in the 70's, how was the Javelin AMX or SST perceived by the high school crowd? Was it looked at as a bomb or something any red-blooded Cougar would be proud to drive around! No laughing now! I miss my old SST. What gives?
Name: Robb Russell () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 21:05:45
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Yes, Bob Veach, you and I appear to be neighbors. We probably live less than 1/2 mile apart. My daughter is a 10th grader at Millikan HS in the QUEST program. Not quite as prestigious as the PACE program at Poly. There are quite a few kids at Los Al who are supposed to go to Long Beach schools. As a matter of historical record, I and at least four of five of my neighbors, including Bud Rhoades, found creative ways to get to HHS. Although we lived in Hawthorne, we were supposed to attend Lawndale HS. We would have rather died.
Name: Keith D.Jones () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 20:17:17
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: To my dad, good one. But remember what I say I can back up with pics and articles or whatever. John, for someone who hasn't seen much but Hawthorne you need to get out more and maybe go to the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott. Granted it won't fit 3000 elephants but it sure holds 3000 people. Maybe back in your day 3000 people assembled in one place is very rare and may have been a fire hazard but that was then and this is now. With all the resources you have I'm sure you'll find the exact number of people that were there on Nov. 17, 1986.
I just took your advice and, "got out of Hawthorne". The LAX Marriott Grand Ballroom holds approximately 1100 people and the Downtown Grand Ballroom holds approximately 750 people. Thanks Keith........
Name: pauline matthew () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 20:13:06
City and State: oakhills, ca.
Message: To Debra Lee McGregor- Are you any relation to Kathy Jefferson Johnson? You have the same e-mail address as she.
Name: Lora Zevallos () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 20:11:23
City and State: Coto De Caza, CA
Message: Vickie Arestegui,
Was one of your four sisters Sharon?? I went to school with her at Ramona and Hawthorne Intermediate. If so, please tell her hello for me.
Name: John Baker () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 16:19:39
City and State: lomita, CA
Message:I've received this from numerous alumni this morning and decided to put it up here for all to admire. I think we should try and title this one.
Something like, "Stop messin' around and get your ass back to work."
Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 16:16:35
City and State: Wilmington, CA
Message: Bob Veach, I'm a Griffin.... by marriage only though... For the record, a Griffin, Gryphon is a mythical creature that had the head of an eagle and the body of a lion (sort of like me).
To the rest of you regular feedback wizards: After catching up on all the feedback, I'm amazed at the detail you all seem to remember. I can't remember much of anything about growing up in Hawthorne. This worries me greatly because as we get older we tend to lose our short-term memory but retain the long-term stuff. Now, I have this fear that in the future, I'm going to be sitting in a nursing home not remembering what I just did. Having no long term memory of my own to fall back on, you will find me babbling incoherently about raw cookie dough, instant coffee, Turkey for 1, Keith Jones and Mohamed Ali.
I'm really looking forward to it, thanks everyone.
I don't know, but I don't think a thing like that eats bird seed. Sounds to me more of a JACKRABBIT EATER!!!!
Believe me Kathleen, you won't have to wait until you're in a nursing home. You're only 12 years behind me and mine started about 6 years ago.Enjoy life now dear.........
Name: Ron Dickson () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 16:10:18
City and State: Norco,Ca
Message: I was reading Karen Hare`s message about the Del Aire people and saw a name I knew. Ron Burt and I use to hang around together. He went in the Navy and I went in The Marines. We lost touch after that. I heard he became an L.A Cop. Does anyone know his whereabouts?
Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Friday, December 3, 1999 at 15:52:52
City and State: Lancaster, CA 93534
Message: Hey Cougs! I've been reading back on the Feedback, and all the old places in Hawthorne. I remember Imperial Farms, I can still see the sawdust on the floor and the windows where my mom bought stamps. Kiddieland! Corner of 120th and Hawthorne Blvd. I loved the fishy ride. JOHN - glad to hear that cruise night is on a Saturday, Alan (my brother) and I plan to go. Now, the wine country trip, is it the 23rd? That is Easter and my son's 13th b-day. Class of 72 - let's see some of you at the Cruise Night. Also, does anyone know the whereabouts of Gary or Debbie Fleming? Gary, class of 66, Debbie, I think 73 or 74? Everyone have a great weekend.
Deb, The Wine Tasting Trip is the April 14-16. My mistake.