"Hawthorne's own" "Chris Montez"
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Friday, February 18, 2000 at 14:16:57
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: ~~CANNED GOODS FOR VFW !! ~~ Hey Marsha...& all the other ROWDY GIRLS - this is our calling.. That's all us Rowdys have is canned goods. We can certainly part with a few cans of peas. Marsha still has the onion/milk dip on the stove & it's just about ready. I'm sure she'd be glad to donate that too (if it doesn't explode this time). Thanks for the tip off Karen. See you there. Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS.
Bring the ROCK too.
Name: Mary Magnuson () on Friday, February 18, 2000 at 13:48:30
City and State: Austin, TX
Message: Greetings everyone. I must confess I have been reading the feedback for awhile now without posting. I did add my membership, though -- John, the check is in the mail!!!
Anyway, the discussions on the Hawthorne Parade really brings back memories for me. I was a majorette in the Hawthorne Youth Band from 2nd - 8th grade, then in the Hawthorne Drill Team, and never missed a year marching in the Parade. By the way, the parade was always in July and kicked off the fair. There was a game at the fair where you would throw a dime and if it landed on a dish or in a glass, you won that piece of glassware. It was my favorite and I always came home with an arm-load of dishes.
It is great hearing from so many people. Go Cougars!
I liked the one where they rolled the basketball over the colored tin cups all marked 6to1, 2to1, 8to1, etc., and if you had a dime or a quarter on that square, it paid whatever the posted odds were. That broke me from the Vegas games later in life too.Thanks Mary
Name: Charlie Fox () on Friday, February 18, 2000 at 13:39:48
City and State: RPV, CA
Message: Marching in the Hawthorne parade: I remember marching in that parade a couple of times myself, along with my brother Jim and my sister, Carolyn. We were all in the Hawthorne Youth Band, under the direction of Fred Morgan. We had instructions that if we encountered horse poop in our paths, we were to march through it...not around it. I wonder how many band members other than myself disobeyed that particular directive. I also remember that Bill Welsh covered the parade during the 60s, I think for KTTV.
Name: Jan King () on Friday, February 18, 2000 at 12:02:44
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Message: Hi Cal Kappen - it NEVER rains in Portland. That's why it's so beautiful. Does the sun shine in El Cajon? I do miss the California weather. What are you up to these days?
Name: Loren J. Heath () on Friday, February 18, 2000 at 11:29:56
City and State: Anaheim, CA
Message: How time goes by and least we forget. The Hawthorne Fair and Parade was in July and the Hawthorne Band Review was in April. HHS Band was in the Band Review and the Hawthorne Youth Band was in the Fair Parade. Both Bands were directed by Dr. Fred Morgan, our fearless leader.
The worst thing to happen to the Band Review was when they changed the parade route from Hawthorne Blvd, to Prairie Ave. in '64. I really think that was the beginning of the end for the Parade.
See you Sunday !!!
Thanks Loren, for clearing that up.
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Friday, February 18, 2000 at 11:25:04
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: Dear Cougs- Well, I need help again. This past week my daughter suffered a terribly embarrassing moment at school. I won't go into detail, but she is now suffering teasing and pointing from her classmates. Sixth-graders can be cruel, huh? She needs some cheering up - does anyone have a "Most Embarrassing Moment" they'd like to share? I think I'm taking this harder than she is. We both need to smile and giggle again. Thanks, Betty
Name: Karen & Bob Fraser () on Friday, February 18, 2000 at 10:11:06
City and State: Hawthorne , Ca.
Message: In yesterdays Hawthorne outlook newspaper there was an announcement asking that those who go to the VFW Breakfast this Sunday bring canned goods for foodbaskets for the needy. This would be a really nice thing for all the "Cougs" to do. So, go to your pantry's and see what you can gather up. See you all Sunday at 10:00.
Great idea Karen and Bob, See you Sunday at 10am.
Name: Larry Biller () on Friday, February 18, 2000 at 05:51:33
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Message: DOES IT RAIN IN PORTLAND???!!! JUST A BIT. HELLO STEVE STURGIS. HOW ARE YOU?!
Name: Mandy Martes () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 22:57:41
City and State: Peeeedro, CA
Message: Y'know what all this talk of the Hawthorne fair reminds me of? Summer! It was always so much fun lining up to watch, and feeling the thrumming of the drums in the marching bands in the pit of your stomach. Cotton candy..clowns...fire and police departments..and horse poop. I was in the St. Joseph military drill team. We stepped around many a pile of poop. My mom, Marti Treckman, was the secretary of the Hawthorne fair for about five years. We got to get in free. We also had little green pads around the house for years after: discount coupons for tickets. It all reminds me of just good ol' Hawthorne...the Memorial Center, parks and rec classes, the drop in, arts & crafts..I worked on the parks as a 'coach' for three summers, and from 3-5 after school for a couple of years. Also worked at old HYC. Any other HYCers out there? Those were the days! I teach second grade now, and we just sang "Little Cabin in the Woods" today. I spent my bachelorette party at Blue Ridge. Anyway, I know some of you have similar memories, so I thought I'd share... One more thing about HYC..remember on the bus after we got off the 405 on the way home? We used to sing HHS's alma mater as loudly as we could, to drown out the counselors from Leuzinger singing their alma mater. I always had a big stirring in my heart after being away for the week, driving past good ol' HHS. Also, driving down that street reminds me of running down that street in track and cross country. I remember one particular day, it was pouring rain, and the gutter along there would always flood. There was a really rainy season sometime around 79 or 80. The whole campus was flooded for a long time. Anyway, some car came by and purposely sped through the water to splash all us runners. We were drenched! It sure was fun. I don't think I could run a mile in the dry right now....but we won't get into that...
(She's beginning to ramble...maybe she should go to bed....) nightie night Mandy
Great memories Mandy and no, you weren't rambling. I remember HYC as a camper. I think it was the summer of 57. Learned a lot about girls that summer. Yes I did boy. Had a great week, but was real glad to get back to my roots in good old Hawthorne.
Name: Cal Kappen () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 19:34:10
City and State: El Cajon Ca.
Message: I just got an e-mail from Mike Woods. His first, he just got a PC. I see he put his name and e-mail address in the alumni list. Class of 60. Jan Mitchell I saw your feedback. Does it rain where you live?
Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 18:18:22
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I tried to post this last week but the computer failed me. Kye Courtney was a great man who had a tremendous influence on me and my niece, Shannon Bamrick. When I was a sophomore, I ran in the 880 at the Hawthorne Distance Carnival. The races were seeded by time with the best runners being in the "trophy" race and the next best being in the "medal" race, etc. I was in the "medal" race and a couple of guys scratched in the "trophy" race which meant I had to run in the top race (out of my league). I finished 7th out of 8 runners but ran my personal best time to that point. Courtney ran me down after the race and gushed about what a great performance my race had been, and produced a little "golden spike" trophy that he gave me for my effort. The lesson was learned -- you don't have to win the race to be a winner -- you just need to give your best effort. I treasure that little golden spike trophy more than any athletic achievement award I ever received. When Shannon was on the track team in the late 80s, I got the privilege of watching Courtney doing with young lives what he had always done but with the State track champions. You will live on in our hearts Kye Courtney, thank you!
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 17:49:15
Maiden: Same as above!
City and State: Cerritos, California
Message: John Baker, Thanks for scheduling a Pinks run on a weekend. Pat and I really had a good time, and the chiledogs, chileburgers, and chilefries were as good as everyone said they would be. What a great bunch of people! Even though my wife is not a Coug, (Since she graduated from Long Beach Wilson), she is always made to feel right at home. I always kid her that its a good thing she didn't graduate from Long Beach Poly.
Bill Sloey, Great to get to talk to you at Pinks, I am going to tell Jim what a great time he missed by not showing up. We also enjoyed talking to Judy, Jan, Marsha, Mo , Sherrie, Tom and many more.
Judy and Jan, Congratulations on your engagement. We hope you have many years of marital bliss.
Dan Dye, Where have you been? It was great to hear from you on Cougartown. I ran in to your brother David ('61) a few years ago and he said you were still around the area. Don't make yourself a stranger, us ex-jocks have to stick together. Hope to hear from you soon!
Thank God I'm a Coug. R. LORD
Pat, That Long Beach WILSON thing is the reason we can make you an honorary Coug. The only person that went to Long Beach Poly that's an honorary Coug is Cathy Chauncey and that's only because she's married to THE Coach.Bob Veach is the only Coug that talks to Poly people here. Thanks Royal and I'm glad you're a Cougar too.
Name: Laura Nyce () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 15:16:15
City and State: Westminster,CA.
Message: I really love this site and feedback too! I just wish more of you 78er's would participate. Take care everyone
Yeah, come on 78ers. Where are you Cougs??
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 15:12:09
City and State: Ont. CANADA
Message: Just a quick note to say I couldn't keep away from CT even though I am out of the country. Sorry that I can't be there on Sunday for SOS. Jan and Judy may the best years be ahead of you. I hope to see all of you when I return. When's the next get together?
Hey Chris, Right now it's the WCW but there'll be something in between, I'm sure. Be a Coug boy.........
Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 13:59:41
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: The Parade could have been on Labor Day Weekend, or maybe a different Parade. Oh, well, the memory is the second thing to go. As far as athletes are concerned, lets not forget Wayne and Andre Layral. In the annals of HHS Swimming and Water Polo, these two rise way above the crowd.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 12:15:37
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Thank you to all my fellow ROWDYS for all the well wishes on our engagement...from Judy and Jan.
Now..about the Hawthorne parades. I can't begin to tell you how many feet of video I have from the 60's parades.. good old dad was always there with his trusty camera.. "Cecil B. De______" (don't go there John) See you all at the VFW BREAKFAST on Sunday.. with my new ring.. with dental floss wrapped around it, & painted with hot pink nail polish. (no time to size it by Sunday) We Rowdys do what we have to do. Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS
Name: Mari Davis () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 12:14:57
City and State: Lubbock, TX
Message: You could add "Lloyd Thaxton" to the Memories Page.
Good one Mari.....
Name: Debra McGregor () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 11:11:07
City and State: Lancaster, CA 93534
Message: Ok ... I have a confession to make. I stole Darwin the Daring Dragon either in 70 or 71, BUT, I returned him. I can't remember who the guy was that was my partner in crime, but we wrote her a note indicating we would cut him limb by limb unless everyone received an A in the class. We didn't follow through ... Mrs. Adkins was a GREAT teacher and made math so easy. I wish I could get her for my kids now. Oh, may I be forgiven? This has been dragon on and on ... Anyway, congrats to the rowdy pair. My prayers are with the Courtney family. God bless ...
Name: Jan King () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 11:11:07
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: Would love to hear from anyone in my class or nearby years. I live in Portland, Oregon. Are there any classmates up here?
Hi Jan, and welcome. I don't know about your specific class, but there are tons of Cougars living in the northwest.
Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 10:48:34
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Hello John and all, I have to agree with Cheryl and Linda. Dan has my vote too! Always was a great guy, Ann is a lovely lady, a very nice couple. I have a fun memory of us in the last row at graduation and Dan was being Mr. Crack those Jokes, I really don't know how we made it up there to pick up that little piece of paper. John, now don't be hurt, Dan was my friend, you were my first boyfriend! I have to mention about the Parade, I thought it was in July, or maybe it was at different times through the years?? But I could of bet on July! Bye for now
That's OK Loretta, All the pretty girls liked Dan best.
Name: Danny Litton () on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 10:46:47
City and State: Fairfax,VA
Message: Here's the CORRECT piece of trivia that I have waited nearly 40 years to dump, seeing that Dan Dye is too modest: 1962, shotput, 2nd in State, 61' 10 1/2". If any of you need a "lifeline" in the future, please give me a call!
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 22:00:37
City and State: South Bay
Message: Judy and Jan...I wish you the best with your engagement and eventual marriage. Will a Rowdy perform the ceremony? I can administer the wedding if you like but I can't find my ministerial credentials from the Universal Life Church. (D*mn...that card cost me $1)
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 20:39:45
City and State: salisbury NC
Message: In regards to the athelete honors. There have been some great atheletes who attended HHS. We all have our favorites and think our pick was the best. I myself feel Frank Lucio "67" was the best. Playing both ways on the Varsity football, and wrestling his way to CIF Champion in his senior year. He was the first HHS wrestler to become CIF champ. His record for HHS was unmatched. 75 wins and 3 lost. That was for his whole career. He also played a mean Tenor Sax in the HHS dance band. Also he was a member of "Monty and the Crystals" and performed throughout So Cal with them. Frank now teaches PE in So Cal. For all it's worth, Frank Lucio is my choice. Wayne
Good pick Wayne, thanks.......
Name: Steve Sturgis () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 20:28:16
Message: Well how are you doing Stu? It has been about 23 years since I had a couple of cold ones with you. Don't even want to try and think back to all of those wild times, but we had some. I might be in LA sometime in March or April. I'll buy dinner you get the brews. Drop a line if you get a chance. And Crotty was right- YOU STILL OWE ME 5 BUCKS!
Name: gloria herlosky () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 20:22:22
City and State: las vegas, nv
Message: Dan Dye...any relation to Don or Donna? If so, give my best regards! And a big Hello to Clark! Names from the past that bring a smile to my face.
Name: Bob & Edith Barry () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 19:47:52
Message: Parents of Carol Barry and Bobby Barry. We loved chaperoning the dances, being a part of the PTA, the great football games. Thanks for remembering, we do.
See and you're STILL active in school affairs by adding to feedback. Thanks folks and feel free to jump in anytime.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 18:13:15
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Glenn Crist, I've tried to email you, but it comes back undelivered. I was looking forward to the upcoming trip. I've hurt my leg and will be unable to come. I have a swollen bone, but will be fine. It would have been nice to see you and your family. Another time perhaps. Welcome to the site Carol Barry. John, this Cougartown is just the greatest.
Thank you Sherry and take care of that bone.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 17:54:13
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: I remember the Parade was on Memorial Day Weekend, and kicked off the Hawthorne Fair. I marched (strolled?) in it many a times carrying the banner for the Cub Scouts, and Boy Scout Troop #906. Are Jan and Judy going to be married at Homecoming 2000, at half-time? Congratulations Guys! Why the 40 year delay?
Hey Alan, I thought the parade was about the last weekend in August. Are you SURE it was May???
Name: CHERYL () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 17:28:21
E-Mail: YOU KNOW
City and State: Keno, Or(on the river)
Message: And he still looks as good as he did in HS..... (it was 9th grade)
Uhhhhh..... you ARE talking about me, aren't you Cheryl??
Name: Joe Webber () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 16:50:40
City and State: Nashville TN
Message: MR. PLOTKIN: Hello Mr. Plotkin!! It wasn't that I had a change of thought telling the story, but I didn't think that you'd seen the post of mine with me mentioning it. Sooo...Like I said before, I was in your class the '65/'66 season at Dana. You were always good with students and although you (from what I remember), weren't really "tough" on them, you never let anyone get away with anything either. It was the fall quarter and there were a couple of kids in class that liked to pull pranks. Pranks like throwing paper airplanes, shooting "spit wads" and whatever. As for me, I wasn't involved in that but I WAS guilty of watching (..uh..instead of working), some of this go on! Sometimes you'd be at your desk working and on one occasion, a paper airplane came flying by you. All you did was look up slowly and just...grin, without saying a word. Another time, you were at the black board and another airplane or spit wad bounced off the board! Again, you just turned and looked at the class and...grinned. Or if anyone got to loud talking...same thing. The thing is though, these kids thought,(when they were brave enough to TRY this stuff), THEY were getting away with it....UNTIL they got their report cards!! I remember them being totally SHOCKED and couldn't figure out why they didn't do so well. The next day they were talking in class about it, REALLY concerned. Well, you had heard them (AND had a good idea of WHAT they were talking about), and you just looked up at them and ......grinned!!!!... Needless to say they didn't do much more of THAT the rest of the school year!! Good to hear from you Mr. P.
Another case of "less is more", Mr P??
Name: Joyce Chance () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 16:40:40
City and State: Anaheim,Ca.
Message: ~CONGRATULATIONS JUDY & JAN~
Name: Sharon Nelson () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 16:35:46
City and State: Sunnyvale,CA
Message: Just wanted to let Kathy Adkins know that I'm sure glad that she signed up here at Cougartown. I really had fun in her Algebra class and she made those God awful "word problems" solvable with her easy formulas. Math was never an easy subject for me and thanks to her I was able to get over my arithmetic phobia. Anyone else remember Darwin tha Daring Dragon? Some creep stole him when I was taking Algebra I. Kathy did Darwin ever reappear? Hope you sign in here on the Feedback section. I'd love to hear how you're doing.
Yes, Why are most teachers so shy about letting their students know they're here? We have lots of teachers and very few are present. What's the deal....let's hear from some teachers.
Name: Denny Unfried () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 13:37:02
City and State: Del Aire
Message: A couple of things that I remember about the Hawthorne parade of 1960 (I think) were Jane Mansfield riding a horse. Better than kite flying!!!
Ohhhh You BETCHA
Name: Linda Reynolds () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 13:01:01
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: DAN DYE gets my vote too! Not only a terrific athlete but a very nice person. Hi Dan, you & I used to walk home from Hawthorne Intermediate together and have known each other since York School, 5th grade. Nice seeing your name in Feedback.
Move over Cheryl Christensen Nicocia, we ALL were in love with Dan! Where is the rest of the Class of 62? We were a great class! Remember? -
--Linda Jones Reynolds
Linda, I thought you and Cheryl liked me better than Dan.
Name: Cheryl () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 10:26:48
City and State: Keno, Oregon (on the river)
Message: Yes, Dan Dye gets MY vote. Are you out there Dan? How are you? Been wondering if you would find this place. How is Ann? Hope to read more feedback from you soon..Cheryl
You just voted for him because he was your sweety in 8th grade.
Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 09:56:11
City and State: Amarillo TX
Message: Yes JB, the second chilidog was mine ....I remember the fair parades very well, my dad used to take me and put me on his shoulder when I was smaller... I cant believe they dont have a fair anymore! Clark Millman, if you are out there, tell your sister Beth to email me or if she doesnt have a computer, you email me and I will send you my address and phone land line...."Oh Scarlett and Gold, our colors unfold, will always be flying high..Our praises well sing forever to ring throughout dear old Hawthorne High, so hail to our alma mater true, forever well cherish our dreams of you,,, Let friendships begun stay true to the end..All Hail to you Hail,,Hawthorne High...Thats for you Kye.
God Bless Liz