"Hawthorne's own" "Chris Montez"
Name: Pauline Matthew () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 18:39:54
Message: I too remember the Beach Boys playing at our senior prom. It was great. I tell people when the Beach Boys are brought up that they played at my prom and I attended the same high school. My oldest son played in a band which played all surf music. And welcome back to California Wayne Dicky.
Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 17:11:04
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: I haven't been able to catch the BB movie yet, but I have it on tape. It's interesting reading the feedback's comments about the movie. I think it's great that current students at HHS are checking in. Hawthorne was a great place to grow up. Cougartown is a great place to check into to relive a lot of those wonderful times and places. We lived on 118th and Prairie and my older brother can remember riding his bike by the BB house and hearing the dad yelling and then my bro would ride like the wind down the block. Thanks again for the memories, JB, glad you had a good vacation. God bless ...
Name: Shannon Keys () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 16:32:26
City and State: Colorado Springs
Message: AAHH Yessss!! The Tomlinson's Mmmmmmmmm!!
Thanks Keith. Hi Pam.
Name: Kristi Pealo () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 16:07:23
City and State: NAS Lemoore
Message: I enjoyed watching the movie about the Beach Boys! It was sad watching how their Father was. I can't even imagine how hard that must have been. Living with emotional abuse has to be the worst. They went through alot. I have enjoyed their music as far back as I can remember. I still listen every now and then. I think it is cool that they went to HHS. Another thing Welcome back to California Curtis Conway. San Diego Chargers are lucky to have you. Welcome home John, I hope you had a wonderful vacation. Your fingers have to be tired after getting all this feedback caught up.~~Kristi
Yes, Thank God and Bill Gates for Ctrl C and Ctrl V
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 15:26:59
Maiden: always been jones
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Wayne, Yes the Cook family babysitted me until I graduated. It took all of them to handle me.
Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 14:09:50
City and State: Amarillo TX
Message: Hi JB and all Cougs. Just a quick response to the "where did the Wilsons live" question...I was a little toot back then but my moms avon lady lived across the street from their house on 119th and Kornblum. I used to go over there with my mom to visit her and made friends with her daughter Joyce Franken. The house was surrounded by a sparkling white cement fence to keep us noseys out. It was the only remodeled house on the block and one time just before they moved, on a dare I ran up to the door and put gum in the doorbell. It was the corner house and the nicest on the street. They moved shortly after...wonder why?
Name: KAREN () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 14:09:46
Message: Haven't been on for awhile. I saw Steve Deuel's note from earlier about trying to email me. OOPs I goofed when I typed in my Email address earlier. I think I'm right this time, love to hear from you Steve.
Name: Mom B () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 13:43:32
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: The Beach Boy's house as shown on TV was not even close to the original. Those houses were built prior to WW2 and had very defined rooms, not the open floor plan shown. They had only two bedrooms and one bath with tub only! Single car garage with the heavy pull up door, not the two car with the modern roll up door, with windows yet! The street did not look the same...too crowded and close together. We know the house had not been added onto or the boys would not have all been sharing a room. Our tract ran from Doty to Yukon and actually started on Imperial with houses and included houses on 120th Street facing the Hawthorne Airport. It was a great neighborhood and I have very fond memories of that place, that time and those people who lived there with us. John is right, the Beach Boys house is gone with the freeway and the ambience of that area is gone as well.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 13:35:59
City and State: Torrance
Message: Hey John Boy.. re: the pic from Paco '68...Here's my guess.. Starting on the left--I think we have Jenny Hare - Pat Desmore - then Janny Wanny Chicken Fanny Blomsterberg in the middle.. Ron Edie with mustache - Sandy Peppers on the far right and could that be Shy Guy Robin Hood with the cup attached to his lips..??? (that must have been when food was important to him) Now.. I'm off like a prom dress. Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS.
Judy, Very good, but I think Janny Wanny coached you......
Name: peter tremblay () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 13:35:41
City and State: New York City
Message: Yes, that was me on 'Millionaire' last night; unfortunately the other contestants were not in a cooperative mood and I did not make to the hot seat.
Name: Tammy Tagami-Reeves () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 13:29:51
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: I've gotten some email from saying you got my address from CougarTown so I thought I'd look around and WOW!...there sure is lots to see. Lots of people from the past too. Trying to read through some of these posts...scrolling has taken on a whole new meaning. Sharon...thanks for your email and yes, I remember Konnie Krislock, she was one of the reasons I am a writer. Hey Paula...it was nice to hear from you! Tammy
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 11:05:56
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: I'm not so sure Alan is right about that "Brian Wilson/AFS student from Australia" thing. There WAS an exchange student from Australia at HHS from 1969-1970. His name was Andy Rust. Furthermore, Andy is listed here in the Alumni section. He was a friend of my older brothers, and probably my first "crush". The next few exchange students at HHS did not include anyone from Australia (at least through '74 when I graduated.) So the debate continues. Was there ever an exchange student to or from HHS named Brian Wilson?
Ingrid, This mixup has been rectified below. Thanks
Name: Melinda Farrow () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 10:33:40
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Regarding the Beach Boys movie. My 15 year old daughter Kasey really enjoyed the movie on the group. She has all kinds of questions, so I told her to come to feedback and see what everyone has commented on the Wilson's lives. She did last night and loved the web site. Although she's a Mira Costa High student she was raised in Hawthorne most of her life and considers it her true home. Most of her close friends are currently HHS students now. Anyway's, one of her questions was if anyone out there knew where the Wilson's lived in Hawthorne. She especially loved the actor who played Dennis Wilson on the mini series, he was a cutie before the long hair grew in. So if any of you Cougars can help her with the question we would appreciate it. Thanx!
Melinda and Kasey, The Wilsons lived at the other end of where this picture was taken (119th and Doty), but unfortunately the house, and the other end of 119th St was taken by the 105 freeway. They lived on the North side of 119th street a couple of doors West of Kornblum.
Name: Judy Richter () on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 04:19:04
City and State: Post Falls, ID
Message: I found the CougarTown Web page a couple of days ago, what a great idea. I really enjoyed the 30 year reunion pictures, I saw that I am not the only one who has changed in the last 30 years. It shows that a great deal of work has gone into putting this all together, the memories that have started to come back, like 26th Street, cruising the route, A&W, The Witch Stand, Drag racing the route and PCH, choir, drill team, drama, and many more. Thanks for all hard work, please keep it up.
Thanks Judy, It's always special to me when a 62er finds the website. Now that you've found it, please check in often.
Name: Glenn Crist () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 23:01:52
Message: Myrna B.
John may not even know about his window. Having taken a weekend away, and once again a slave to the old serpent, CT Feedback Page, I'm not sure he's had any time to catch up on his E-mail (psst, do you think we should tell him his window is so close to home and take away a reason to complain about rain coming in the front door?). JB, it's beautiful and will certainly dress up your new abode. Royal, Carl was there when you were, but he pretty much made himself scarce. I think the Boys were already touring and doing their music thing, even during his sophomore year. He was in Mrs. Jensen's combined English and Government classes. Frequently she'd send him with some paperwork to the office, telling him to come right back, which frequently meant an hour and 45 minutes later. I guess he needed to stop at the bathroom and comb his hair on the way back. Does anyone remember, Dennis buying a new XKE Jaguar, driving a couple of blocks, only to plow into a telephone pole that jumped out in front of him, and he simply had it towed and went out and bought another. Urban legend, or ? Saw a poster (Kenwood Car Stereo, I think) once with the five of them and five classic cars. One was an MG-TC and I speculated that it was the one "little" Rick Cooper rebuilt (if I remember correctly, Rick lived directly behind them). Don't know. Maybe, if Coach sees Rick he'll ask.
Hey Glenn, Yes I know the window is in town. Thanks a million for picking it up for me. Now all I have to do is get a little time to go get it. I'll do it today. Thanks again Myrna. I know you did a great job and I can't wait to see it.
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 22:58:26
City and State: La Palma NC
Message: Well, I'm back. Just rolled in from NC this evening. My 3rd trip of 4. Betty I should have contacted you, in case you needed something from NC. I'll be at Donna's house for the next couple of weeks. Trying to get things set up for the future! John Crotty, it's good to hear from you again, we'll have to get together. Wish I was rich like Mr. Sloey, so I could stay out until the 31, and see everyone at Pink's. Maybe some day. Keith I have wanted to commend you for some of your comments that you have directed toward Mr Sloey. He has been so hard on you, and you have answered him with class. By the way Keith, who was your Baby sitter in Holy Glen? Do you remember Mrs. Cook?
Name: Laura Porter () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 22:34:34
City and State: Hemet, CA
Message: Hey Cougs...I'm watching "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and there is a contestant named Pete Tremblay from New York who resembles a Cougar from the class of '80...anyone got the scoop on whether this is him???
Name: Alan Nelson () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 22:33:01
City and State: State of Confusion
Message: Oops, I spoke too soon. I checked the yearbook and found that Brian Wilson, Class of '71, was Student Body President and went to Switzerland with AFS. Andrew Rust was our Exchange student from Australia that year. I'll take my punishment now. Thank you sir. May I have another?
Alan I believe you also said that the Spahn Ranch was in the Mojave Desert.....WHACK!!!!
Linda Jones Reynolds HHS62 says it's in Chatsworth. I don't know how she would know that unless she was one of Charlies followers.
Name: Greg Jones () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 22:28:55
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Is there anyone out there who can let me know if they've heard or seen Terry Howse lately? We were good friends back in school and I would like to contact him. If anybody can help I would sure appreciate it. Hello to all the Class of '73 grads.
Name: Lupi Perkins () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 21:25:49
City and State: Hawthorne,Ca.
Message: I really enjoyed the Beach Boys movie., especially when they would mention they were from Hawthorne and showed some guys in their lettermen jackets at Frosties. It was a good movie but made me feel sad for some of the things they had to go through. I can't believe that no one in the class of 69 has mentioned April 18, 1969 Jr.Sr. Prom, "I Can Hear Music" when our own Beach Boys thanks to Ken Mercurio talked their manager into playing for their Alma Mater. At the prom they played for a couple of hours in-between teasing some of the teachers they had had in high school who had given them bad grades and were there as chaperones. Till this day I have great memories of the prom. I like reading some of the comments the cougars that knew them in high school have made. It's great being a "COUGAR".
Name: Alan Nelson () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 21:13:03
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: There was a Brian Wilson, Exchange Student from Australia (I think) in the early '70's. There is no relation, and may have caused some confusion through the years.
Thanks Alan, I bet that's the answer........
Name: Marilyn Ross () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 19:30:27
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca.
Message: Hey Tom Burroughs, yes I remember Claudia Forkes. We had classes together and she signed my yearbook. I do remember the funny man on Sunday mornings, we never missed it. I think I have OD'ed on the BEACH BOYS lately. I saw some of the A&E special recently, also watched the mini series. How many know ABC also showed a 1990 movie of the BEACH BOYS life Sunday afternoon. It was very similar to the mini series. I too love their music. My 11 year old grandaughter almost wore out my Beach Boys tape in the car. There music never gets old. Everyone raves about Pinks hot dogs, I've never been but does anyone remember the round stand on the south west corner of Hawthorne and Imperial? I don't remember the name but they had pastrami dips -my husbands favorite- and the BEST chili dogs -my favorite.
Yes, I do. My dad would order about 6 pastramis and clean out the free pepper bin.
Name: Charlie Fox () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 18:57:13
City and State: RPV CA
Message: My mom, along with Mary K. Lucey, was the nurse at HHS when the Beach Boys released "Surfin'" I remember the day she brought home the 45 and played it for us. She told us some boys at school had cut the record. Later, she remembered telling a couple of the Beach Boys that they ought to finish high school and get their diplomas, in case they needed something to fall back on if their musical careers flopped. My mom was always the sensible one. I was 10 or 11 when all of this happened. My only "live" encounter with a Beach Boy was one night when I saw Dennis. Oddly enough, he was hanging out at the library.
He was waiting for a girl.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 18:35:29
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Manson's hang-out, the Spahn Movie Ranch, was out in the Mohave Desert, up toward Death Valley. We may have had some whacko's out here on the River, (still do) but thankfully Manson wasn't one of them.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 18:12:10
Maiden: always been jones
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Had to write back on this one. Shelly Tomlinson (to all who don't know her) was what you would call a "Looker." Very pretty and a body that... well I won't get into that (even though that would have been great). I remember her well. Her sister (Pam) married one of my best friends Art. It's nice to see your name on the site Shelley, how have you been? E me sometime. Keith (still remember me don't you)
Name: rena () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 16:54:36
Message: I wanted to mention that Mr. Kye Courtney, a previous track coach and football coach passed away this month of February, 2000. I believe he started at HHS in the late 70's. want any more info? i'd be happy to give it to you. :o)
Hi Rena, We all knew of Kyes passing (check back a few feedback pages), but if you've got more info about HHS, please share it.
Name: Rena () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 16:33:47
Message: okay, it's me the high Schooler again! I just had a question about Brian Wlison, in Nyman Hall at HHS in the lobby, there are pictures of what i assume to be exchange students, and Brian's picture is up there...maybe just for kicks? or did he go away to school for a bit? Hope someone can figure it out...just curious. Bye!
Here you go elder Cougs. I don't remember Brian being a part of AFS, at least in his Senior year, but I don't remember yesterday REAL good. Can we get some help here. Thanks Rena.......
Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 20:50:21
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Here's a party picture from May 25, 1968. There's a bunch of Cougar alumni in this picture. Can you find any one you know? Thanks to Howard Duran for the pic and, I guess, the party too.
Name: Steve Kristof () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 16:13:14
City and State: Kansas City,Mo.
Message: Hey John! What's the big deal having your picture taken in the "snow"????
Hey Steve, To Kansas City folk.......nuthin'.
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 16:12:44
Maiden: Same as above!
City and State: Cerritos, California
Message: I thought the movie on the Beach Boys was good. I, fortunately, didn't have to go through such a difficult childhood, so I can't sit in judgement on the way the Beach Boys lived. I knew them in High School but didn't know what they were going though. I played football and baseball with Brian (I was one year behind him in school). I played football with Alan Jardine and was on the field when he broke his leg in a game his Sophomore year(just as the movie stated). Dennis was always the wild one, while Brian would keep things within himself, Dennis would let it out in a rebellous manner, each person handles a difficult situation their own way. I didn't know Carl as he was the youngest and I don't think he was at HHS while I was there. The movie was interesting to me because it started in 1961, the year after Brian, Alan, and Mike Love graduated from High School. I was a senior that year, so I got to see the rest of their life, that which I wasn't so familiar with. More later, I think I've used up enough space for now. Thank God I'm a Coug. R. Lord
Thanks Royal, I knew the early Cougs would help out here. Now where's Frank and El Rojo??
Name: Myrna () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 14:22:46
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: Sorry John - I meant to put my ten bucks in with the window. Won't lie, it's not in the mail yet, but it will be...... just don't hold your breath. Probably people like me will hand you the cash at the WCW and expect you to remember, huh???
Name: Bob Melendrez () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 14:06:18
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Regarding The Beach Boys, the book "The Nearest Faraway Place" by Timothy White is one that contains a lot of details untouched by the TV movies.
Although I was too young to know "the boys" as schoolmates, their music has been a major influence in my life. All too often there is a fine line between genius and insanity. Brian certainly crossed back and forth. As for Dennis, the wild one, it was he who got me fired up about music, and drums in particular. To Dennis Wilson, to Mr. Richard Upton at Dana, and to Mr. Fred Morgan at HHS, I owe a great debt of gratitude for the inspiration and the instruction that allowed me to follow my dreams of making music.
Bob Melendrez, '71
Name: Tom Burroughs () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 13:01:36
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: Louis Marotta I know could tell us a lot about early days of the Beach Boys. He lived just around the corner & traveled with them on some of their early tours. I believe David Marks is back with one of the 3 or 4 Beach Boy connected groups. They will always be my all time favorite group. Another great HHS product!!
Another thing that's up in the air, and I know Louis could answer it. I say the Wilsons didn't live in the corner house. Others say they did. I remember it as being 2 or 3 houses west of Kornblum. Louis Marotta, can you help?? I think you lived across the street from them.
Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 12:43:09
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Howdy all. I had a vague memory of taking tap dancing lessons in Del Aire. I believe the teacher was Mrs. Rogers. Does anyone else remember the little dance studio that was located behind her house?