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Name: Polly Martens () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 21:49:44
Maiden: Beach
Class: 74
City and State: Wisburn (Hawthorne) CA
Message: I want to support Carol McClintock Shih, in her article of 1/26, I too find talk about rotating tires boring. Personally "Pinks," was never on my hot list of things to do, while attending HHS. I thought this site was to share memories of growing up in Hawthorne, and having the privilidge of going to HHS. I also thought it was a chance to catch up with old friends, not have PSA announcements. I hear enough of that crap on T.V., that is why I don't watch much of that stuff either. I see things haven't changed much in the 20+ years since I left HHS. The people that I hung around with weren't the "A," list of HHS. We weren't the jocks, the prom queens, or the Ra Ra's. We were just average kids, out to have a good time. The school probably wouldn't have shut down, if we didn't show up on a daily basis. But, we have fond memories and opinions about what happened then too. I must say one thing through this site I have been able to reunite with some very dear people from my years at HHS, such as Carol. I also, have managed to find my old locker mate and partner in crime at HHS Donna Billingsly Phillipi. I guess our memories and antic's aren't important enough to make it to this site. Such as painting a certain guys locker pink as a joke. Or the tricycle campaign to help Cherie' Parks run for Christmas Queen. Or inviting one of the most popular guys of the class of 74', to my installation as Worthy Advisor (president) in Rainbow on a dare. Or a certain party with a purple rum "flavored" cake and warm coors beer. These kind of memories are trivial to the "A", list as everyone else did not count. Also, you have been ignoring one major landmark in Hawthorne. The Masonic Center on Grevillea and Broadway. Yes, it is still there. But, what you forgot during the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's, there were 6 youth organizations that met there. DeMolay, Rainbow for Girls, and Job's Daughters. These groups had many members who were Cougars, also these groups had many activities that shaped the town.
Yes, thanks Polly for bringing up the Masonic Temple. It stands today, like it did in 1949 when my parents wanted me to be a tap dancer and that's where I took my lessons.
Also your memories are just as important as anyone else's. We need to hear more from the people that don't check in so often. Thanks for the memories tonight Polly, and please keep them coming.

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 21:46:25
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Another Pinks' run. Sounds yummy. Count me in.

Name: Gloria () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 19:47:22
Maiden: V6
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas
Message: I saw Ernie, I saw Ernie!!! Didn't get too much of a view, but he still looked GORGEOUS as ever. How appropriate that they had him in a swashbuckling outfit, somehow that suits him! He didn't change his name to EJ Curse did he?

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 19:20:17
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 78
City and State: Playa Puerto Neuvo, Cali
Message: Dan Johnson: In regards to EJ's 3 minutes of fame on the Jay Leno Show, he actually works for Universal Studios as "Hercules" on a full-time basis.
NOW.....that's what I'm talkin' about. Thanks Bonnie

Name: Ingrid Larson () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 18:36:41
Maiden: Larson
Class: 74
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Just a quick note to prove that I do check in regularly. Having no computer at home, and being inundated with work at work, I haven't had free time to contribute much lately. Pink's!!! Yummy! I remember getting a craving for one, back when I was in college. We'd load up a car full of folks at about 11:00 p.m. and drive from Redlands (due west on the 10 fwy) to get those tasty, messy, inexpensive, delightful dogs. And lots of chili, please. I'll try to plan to be there for the next weekend rondezvous. Thanks for the memories.
Ingrid, You won't be sorry, and now you don't have to come from Redlands. Let's make it Saturday night, February 12th.

Name: Jennifer Rosenberger () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 18:13:29
Message: Who wrote the 'WOW' about my mom Nancy Lamb. Yes she is very beautiful to this day. You may very well be too young for her, but maybe not for me!

Name: LGW () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 15:07:12
Maiden: Geele
Class: 76
City and State: Los Altos, CA
Message: Any cougars who use -- specifically the clubs or chats functions -- and who would care to be quoted in an article to appear on a major Web site, please contact me privately at by January 31, 2000.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 12:09:37
Maiden: Syd Barrett
Class: 77
City and State: Burbank
Message: EJ played a foil for a faux Xena the Warrior Princess. He had a swordfight with Xenical the Warrior Princess. Party Hardy!

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 12:05:19
Maiden: Same as above!
Class: 1961
City and State: Cerritos, California
Message: Robin Hood, I guess you're happy about the out come of the Pac-10 Basketball game between your team and my team (I have a Master's Degree from USC) so go ahead and rub it in. Just remember they play down here next time. How is everything going? It was sure great talking to you at Cruise Night 2. Talk to you again soon.
Howard Duran, Thanks for the reply and the explanation of the picture. I didn't even remember that one in fact I don't think I ever saw that picture before. Sorry you didn't get the e-mail I'll send you another one. It's no wonder I didn't hear back from you. Talk to you soon.
Thank God I'm a Coug. Royal

Name: Mari () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 11:06:01
Maiden: Rutter
Class: 67
City and State: Lubbock, TX
Message: Does anyone remember the Science teacher Mrs. Chamberlain? That poor woman suffered many humiliations and put up with so much in that class. I can remember just walking out of class and coming back 15 or 30 mins later and she never asked why.
And Leo Molitor...I saw that he lives in Ventura but no email address...any ideas on how to find him?
Way to go John!

Hi Mari, No, I don't have an email address on Leo M. You might check 411 for Ventura.

Name: Louise St.George () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 09:39:30
E-Mail: lstgeorge
Class: 77
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Dan Johnson, I missed the Jay Leno show on Thursday night. What was our Ernie Curcio doing on there anyway. Did anyone tape it? Please do tell... Has he finally made it to the top??? One of our cougars famous? He's a good guy truly well deserved. Janice Dorman, HI!!! Family is doing well, mom still around doing great, but no longer have my good ole dad. Can still remember going to your house off Inglewood Ave. and I think about 132nd or so and seeing your brothers band playing in your living room. God I was about 9 or 10! Where has all the time gone. It brought back so many memories of my childhood. It was great to see your family. (very nice family and your mom look great) I'll keep in touch....

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 07:30:01
Maiden: Day lLte/Dollar Short
Class: 76
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: With typical Bierman timing, I'm reading feedback on Friday morning only to find that Ernie Curcio was on Leno on Thursday night. Okay, someone tell me, WHY was Ernie on Leno's show? EJ CURSE?

Name: Gloria () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 22:26:30
E-Mail: Gpork
Maiden: V6
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas
Message: Danny Johnson: I will eat another "quasa"dilla, if you "Party Hardy"!!!

Name: Pauline Matthew () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 20:52:52
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 69
City and State: Oakhills, CA.
Message: I want to welcome one of my friends to CT, WELCOME ROBIN DORAN, CLASS OF 1970. We had some real good times being rowdy even though we both had bad legs which were in casts. I also want to find Susan Essner, Vicky if you read this message please e-mail me with any information you have about Susie. We also were real good friends and I have been looking for her too. A "HI" to all my classmates in the class of 1969.
Rowdy Pauline

Welcome Robin and Vicky.

Name: Cheryl () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 19:45:53
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
City and State: Keno, Oregon(on the river)
Message: Gee, I remember being in my 40s................
Good Point!!!

Name: joseph mailander () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 18:58:25
Class: 75
City and State: Los Angeles CA
Message: To Don, that webcam from Hennessey's on Hermosa Pier is VERY cool. Having spent so much of the summers of my alcohol-assisted formative years down at Hennessey's and at the Lighthouse, it inspires me to order up a pint of Guinness every time I take a peek.
To Patty V5, I can think of a few more ways that life is different for you between life at 43 and life at 17. For one, you were merely beautiful at 17, but now at 43 you are both beautiful AND cunning as well. For another, when you were 17, you answered more of my email than you do now that you're 43.
To Bob, I'm glad you have a son in high school too, they're the only people around who can find thesauruses on the internet.
To Chuck Currie and of course Cindy, or to Cindy Currie and of course Chuck, are you still reading? If so, you should check in. I wonder how your fabulous daughter's doing, and if you're planning to go to Napa. I hear there's a big party at Ted's...I'll give you the address later. (Just don't tell Ted about it yet.)
And lastly to John, if I see you at Pink's next time, I'll expect to also see you sipping strawberry soda.

I'll do it in your honor joseph. Thanks, and be a Coug boy. Patty doesn't answer your mail either? I feel much better.

Name: Cindy Gindlesperger () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 16:25:08
Maiden: Same, 4 now.
City and State: El Segundo, Ca
Message: Hey Diane Libertini! The Old Town Patio... for a Big Dog?

Name: Bob Veach () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 12:49:43
Maiden: 1staCougarthenaJackrabbitnowaBulldog/Viking
Class: '72
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Haven't been scanning CT Feedback for awhile, sure have missed alot. Although I have never been to Pink's, their hotdogs and hours of service sound as good as Tommy's Hamburgers on Rampart and Beverly.
I didn't start going to Tommy's until after high school. In '71-'72, the place to go was Bob's Big Boy on Century and Hawthorne in Inglewood and Farrell's Ice Cream in Torrance at the base of PV. I will never forget Nancy Petros's (4'9") face when I jokingly asked for a highchair for her and the waiter actually picked her up and put her in it.
Hey, Joe Mailander, nice letter about Pink's. I love LA history. But thank heavens my kids went to the high school they did so I could ask them what some of those words meant.
Hey, Robin, by the way I just read that another THAT school "3rd year senior" football player just committed to University of Oregon. That now makes 3 players (Herman Ho-Ching, Sammy parker, and now Marley Tucker) from THAT school now playing for UofO. With my son playing at Portland State, maybe we should now call Oregon "Poly North". I guess UofO had to lower their entrance requirements like Stanford, huh? Thank heavens USC lowered their requirements also so that Kareem Kelly could play or they may never won a game this season.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 12:06:05
Maiden: Nick Mason
Class: 77
City and State: Hay Town, CA
Message: Sr. Baker sorry about that -- EJ is class of '77. According to the ladies, he continues to be the best looking guy around. Hey Howard, isn't the Trailer Park the best restaurant in the most unlikely location that you've ever been to? We had our rehearsal dinner there last April.
Thanks Dan.......

Name: Jim West () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 11:10:17
Class: 1961
Message: I have a temporary entry level position open for a service desk operator, any cougar interested please call me at (310) 647-8885. May the coug be with you.
Jim West

Hiring from within. That's keepin' it in the Cougar family. Thanks Jim........

Name: Patty Valencia () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 10:28:10
Class: 1974
City and State: Right now: San Jose
Message: Wow, Ernie's on the Tonight Show, Dan's at Pink E's, Keith's hangin' out with Ali, Olivia is kickboxing intruders, and I'm just working as a day labourer. Oh well. I get to live vicariously through CT. Here's one more item for the young lady who wishes she were a part of HHS history rather than in the leading edge of making it: I remember wondering about what the year 2000 would bring and not imagining what I would be like in my 40's. Unlike my sister I didn't have a haircut like Mrs. B until recently :0), but I did think the moccasins, the flare jeans, the sweater sets and the floppy leather hats would never make much of a cultural statement. I guess the biggest difference between 43 and 17 is that I now know I'm making history everyday and when I look back on my 40's (as I certainly hope to one day) I will think of how much fun I had wearing the odd outfits of today. But I'll probably still be trying to erase from my memory ice cube sitting contests.
Yeah, "Ol' Glacier Glutes" is correct when she says you're making history EVERYDAY. You have a proud history at HHS. Seize it, because like it or not, you're a part of it.

Name: Myrna Bizzell () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 08:27:55
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: Just a quick note. Spoke to Chris (Bell) Angle ('66) and learned that her brother Mike ('67), husband to Patty Vanderzanden ('67), died in the Stanford University hospital Tuesday night. He had a lung transplant there three years ago yesterday, but this was unrelated. Mike and Patty lost their youngest son February of last year. Sending my sympathies to the families does not quite seem enough....
Very sad indeed. Our condolences to Mike's family. Thanks Myrna

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 08:23:31
Class: 75
City and State: South Bay
Message: For all those Cougs far and away who want to see what is happening daily in the South Bay area, visit the following webcams: *The Hennesy cam in Hermosa Beach gives live updates of the pier area. *The Good Stuff cam (near the HB pier) are delayed a few minutes **I understand some people are working on a Hawthorne High School bathroom cam to catch students smoking, but the appropriate permits have not been obtained**:)
Don Di Tomasso

Name: blondie () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 01:46:00
Maiden: Christine Penny
Class: 76
City and State: Round Rock Texas
Message: Speaking from a purely blond point of view...It's okay with me if Joe wants to use big words. I find it stimulates my brain. ") I always carry a websters around with me anyway. Detritus...fragments of rock produced by disintegration or wearing away.
Thank you Christine, the Class of 76 is VERY proud...........

Name: DJ () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 01:33:38
Class: 77
City and State: Burbank
Message: EJ Curse will be on the Tonight Show (ya know, Jay Leno) tomorrow night (Thursday). Some of you might remember him as Ernie Curcio.
Thanks Dan, and that would be the Class of..........

Name: Robin () on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 00:11:14
Maiden: FunkychickendiponSuperBowlsunday
Class: MCMLX
City and State: Eugene, Oregon
Message: Johnboy:...Nothing exciting to say but I just wanted to be on the same page as Mailanders history novel of Pinks...Congrats on 200+ pages and 300 will be here this summer...Sloey: Warn the guys that the funky chicken dip on Super Bowl sunday is not toxic but you will never get home w/o a two stop minimum...Great to see everyone at Cruise Night 2 the sequel and thank you Sandy Peppers Cooper, hubby David, family and Barbara Norris for a great Millennium party...(please bury the dueling banjo pics:o)...Hi Fraser, Kelley, Deb, Cindy and all the cousins..VFW breakfasts were great (were you there Loren??)...Russ Im sorry the devil bit again..but the class of 60 is a time....It just gets better John...Later Cougs...:o)
Hey Robin, I miss you already man. Get what you gotta get got, and get back here on the double. Marsha's so bored she keeps emailing me every 5 minutes and saying "Now Whatcha Doin John?" I'll tell ya' she's driving me to the Happy Ranch. Be a Coug boy, but hurry every chance you get. Go Rams

Name: Lori Padelford () on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 22:54:23
Class: 81
City and State: GARDEN GROVE, CA
Message: Hi John! Sorry I haven't checked in for a while but have been very busy. Just a reminder to everyone in cougartown to check in on the HHS chat room every Tuesday and Thursday evening @9:00 p.m.. Don't just look and see who is in the chat room because the screen that shows that is very inaccurate. Last night it said no one was in there, when actually there were 3 other people chatting. To Tamara Amberik are you related to Kyra Amberik ? If so please give her my e mail address and tell her to contact me.
Bye for now, Lori

Thanks Lori for the chat room info. Please give us the URL again for those who do not have it.

Name: dyna () on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 20:06:51
City and State: TN
Message: I found your page by searching for Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose. If you should have a photo of this group, would you please send it via email? Thanx a million!
dyna, "It's Too Late To Turn Back Now" so I'll just say the only picture I have of the CB&SR is the one I have folded up and jammed under one leg of my kitchen table so it doesn't rock. Sorry.........

Name: Rich Haffke () on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 19:44:19
Class: 75
City and State: Sparks, NV.
Message: Hey Carol, as another Coug said, "you go girl", but first...rotate dem shoes.
Why is it Joe that every time you contribute, you insist on using them thar ten dollar words. For goodness sakes...detritus? that a replacement for Viagra?

Yeah I just ran that one through my Mavis Beacon 2, and my CD ROM door opened and spit the disk on the floor. I feel better now Rich, as I thought I was the only one.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 18:26:13
Maiden: Richard Wright
Class: 1977
City and State: Las Vegas
Message: Keith: When we played there in August we drew 500 people to that joint -- we went on at midnight and finished around 3:00 pm and there still was about 300 people there begging for more. Anyway, all they've got is video poker but it is a very short walk to the Rio. Hey Kathleen, good to see you the other night -- you were out late!!!

Name: Kristi Pealo () on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 17:08:33
Maiden: Perkins
Class: 89
City and State: NAS Lemoore,CA
Message: Hi John, I wanted to say congratulations on page 200!!! Sorry about Mr. Plotkin's photo. I can't get the darn computer to send anything from the scanner. I'll keep working on it. I think my husband has too many security/virus programs going. Oh well we will get it there someday.~~~Kristi
Hi Kristi, Thanks for trying and maybe one of you other scanner people can scan a school picture of Mr P. for the website.

Name: DIANNA LIBERTINI () on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 16:30:06
Maiden: SAME
Class: 78
City and State: TORRANCE, CA

Name: Tamara Amberik (Tami) () on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 15:40:42
Maiden: Doyle
Class: 59
City and State: Hawthorne, CA 90250
Message: I was happy to find out about this web page. Will explore more as time permits.

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 15:14:15
E-Mail: lord
Maiden: Same as above.
Class: 1961
City and State: Cerritos, California
Message: Alan Hauge, It was great talking to you at Cruise Night 2. It was interesting hearing about your endeavors in the motion picture industry. We wish you well. Have you heard from many of our classmates lately? It hardly seems possible that next year we will be having our 40th reunion (2001). Where has the time gone? I Hope we can keep in touch.
Pat Desmore('61) What's happening? Where are you located, and what are you doing now? Boy, it's been a long time!
Ken Blomsterberg, I have been trying to get in touch with you. I talked to your brother, Jan, at the last Cruise Night. Hope to hear from you soon.
Thank God I'm a Coug. R. Lord

Name: Ron Mangini () on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 14:59:36
Class: 1964
City and State: Memphis,TN
Message: The name of that Italian Deli & Market on Hawthorne Blvd. near El Segundo Blvd. was "MARTINI'S"...made fresh sandwiches, yum-yum. John you may want to add this to the "MEMORIES" Page...Ron Mangini
Thanks Ron

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