"Hawthorne's own" "Chris Montez"
Name: Myrna () on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 19:14:58
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: I wasn't too much in to dolls, as I preferred climbing trees and playing baseball. But, my sister and I did have a collection of storybook dolls. At least I think that's what they were called. I still have some in a sack in the garage (the rubber bands holding them together rotted away years ago). I can remember promising my son's father that if I had a boy I'd get rid of them. Lied to him, I guess! Sometimes I think about them and wonder if it would be worth getting them fixed. They were small dolls, about 8" tall, with fancy dresses. Don't remember any story books with them.
Name: Gary Lents () on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 18:36:18
City and State: vista, ca
Message: I know that Steve Tamburrino (68) is teaching at Vista HS, and Bill Tamburrino at Ramona HS...John Fernandes (65) splits time between Encinitas, and as a National Park back country ranger...Bob Bazis lives in Hawaii...Susie St. Martin passed on...Niva Franz (67) was living in Pt. Loma...Janice St. Martin should still be in Kona, Hawaii...that's all I can think of that aren't on the list.
Name: michael aceves () on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 18:35:05
City and State: n.w. washington
Message: IT'S BEEN A REAL LONG TIME SINCE I'VE HEARD FROM ANYONE IN KARNA'S OLD CERAMICS CLASS. DROP ME A LINE IF YOU CAN EVEN REMEMBER BEING THERE, HA HA!! DOES ANY ONE HAVE AN EMAIL OR PHONE # FOR TERESA HERRERA CLASS OF '74. THE OTHER DAY I FOUND SOME OF MY OLD PHOTOS OF HER. I SURE DO MISS HER. WE USED TO ALWAYS TALK ABOUT GROWING UP UP TOGETHER SINCE KINDERGARTEN AND GETTING MARRIED AND MOVING UP HERE SOMEDAY. WHAT HAPPENED ALL THOSE YEARS AGO? ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT. SHE HAD AN OLDER BROTHER, ALSO A COUGAR WHO WORKED AT THE CHEVRON PLANT IN EL SEGUNDO. HIS NAME WAS TOM HERRERA. THANKS, MIKE ACEVES.
Name: Derek Barraza () on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 18:13:30
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Help! I need a copy of the 1980 Graduation Commencement Address. This is needed by our reunion organizing company to begin the work of contacting our classmates about our reunion. Time is of the essence! Thanks for your help.
Yours in Cougartown, Derek
Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 15:57:38
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Here's a picture from Sherry Peppers HHS64 of our last Pinks Run. A whole slew of new faces showed last time and we're hoping for even more this trip. Don't forget, it's on the 31st of March so make your plans now. Also if you're planning on being there for Wine Country Weekend, and haven't filled out the NEW Questionnaire yet, please do it before the end of today. Thanks Cougs.
Name: Howard A Duran () on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 15:40:40
City and State: Lake Forest Ca
Message: ALESIA, Get to a program fast!!
Name: Richard Greedus () on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 11:10:58
City and State: Hawthorne CA
Message: Cool site..heard about it at my reunion. First time here. Hey Wayne Dickey....glad you're back in town. Let's get together and have a few. Bring Donna. Maybe we can do the Redondo Beach thing again. How do I get in touch with you ol' buddy?
Name: Petey Smith () on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 08:26:38
City and State: Salem, Oregon
Message: Oh those spud guns. Every kid in the Great Northwest has one. My neighbors kid also has a gun that shoots those baby carrots now. Man can they fly. My son wants one sooo bad! Can you build one with Legos? When they made Barbie with black hair, now we're talking! Peace, love, be a Coug!
Name: Donna Wright () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 23:00:17
City and State: LaPalma, CA
Message: Sorry Betty that you didn't have a chatty Cathy, I did. I also had a Patty Play Pal. In fact I still have it. In the fifth grade Suzi and I took those Patty Play Pals on the bus to Inglewood and we went shopping. That doll had more clothes than I did. Can you imagine letting ANYBODY you knew go to Inglewood now! Especially on the bus...Hey Noreen get those rocket shoes down and see if they still work. Hey Wayne Dickey why don't you stay till the end of the month and we can go to Pinks?????????
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 22:52:37
City and State: Burlington, WI
Message: I never had the little derringer on the belt buckle, but I did also have a Fanner 50 in a leather holster. In those days most kids went out to play quite well armed. My friends and I had lots of those little plastic army men and equipment and would spend hours setting out elaborate battlefields which we would then destroy in a couple minutes of "combat". When I sell at Toy Shows, a lot of guys see that I have toy soldiers for sale and stop to talk about the ones they had as kids. We talk about all the ways we found to destroy those little army guys - let's see .... melting with a magnifying glass in the sun, detonating with a fire cracker, biting the heads off ... It's amazing, but we all survived our childhoods...
I liked to "BB gun" the little green platic guys myself.
Name: Jorge Llaves () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 22:47:09
City and State: PVE
Message: Hi Ingrid- still here and read Feedback every night but as Abe Lincoln or Davey Crockett or Dan Quayle said "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and dispel all doubt". Besides I really am a neighbor of you know who and thought if I stayed off the web she might think I needed help and come to see me but now I know she is seeing a younger man. Oh well- just must accept the fact that old age is hell.
Can't see, can't hear, can't remember--and never been happier in all my life. Love you all-JORGE
Hey George, Glad you're back. I cannot believe I misplaced your letter. I looked and looked, but could only find the envelope.
Name: Alesia () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 22:31:21
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Well I just want to tell you that I got your message yesterday on the item we discussed prior to going to Pinks. What I can't understand is why you would find drinking and driving so funny. It really amazing me that you can be so dumb. really though if it means that much to you to find a way to come visit Stan and I then go right ahead. You can call me first. Im usually home after 11:00pm. Thanks a lot for the rope, and the DVD, It's nice to know someone still has a beta machine. The periodical is in the mail, with the foot beside it. Take care.
Name: Janice Mastropaolo () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 21:10:38
City and State: Dana Point, CA
Message: Okay, I'm trying to find the waitress that recognized me about 4 years ago as being a Hawthorne High Song Queen my Senior year when she was a freshman, must by class of 1977. If you worked at Sarducci's in San Juan Capistrano please contact me. I had just turned 40 and having someone recognize me, not only made my day, but made my year!! Thanks! Cougars really are the best! Also, I'm going through some tough times so I would love to hear from long lost friends.
Name: Bizzell-Wood () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 19:18:52
Message: KingyPoo - did you get a Christmas card from me? yes, you did! What was the return address? It seems to me like it was Bizzell-Wood, not Mrs. Bizzell!
Myrna, Why don't you just email Janet with this, as she doesn't always see the Feedback page.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 17:45:59
Maiden: always been jones
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: I like talking toys. How about Risk, Candyland, Life, the neat footbal game that vibrated to make the men move, or Ho train sets (worth allot nowadays), Hot Wheels, I remember the Air Blaster, had a great boomerang that I used to play with in the open field at Holly glen, Ant Farm, Operation, KerPlunk, Racing our slot cars at Revell, silly putty, sixth finger (from Get Smart), lawn darts, slip-in-slide (great way to practice sliding), allot more just can't think now. Where has Susan Ciampa been?
Great stuff Keith. Susan, where are you?
Name: Dawn Moffett () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 17:36:09
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca.
Message: All this talk of toys and such....I have real life nostalgia for you. Remember digging for change to fill your gas tank. Many nights we dug out change to fill the tank of Raya Allen's VW so we could go cruise the beach. It now costs me $40 to fill my big van! I can't believe all the places people can remember from my old neighborhood! I always thought that I lived in the outer limits cause all my friends lived west of Prairie Ave. I missed out:( I guess there really were Cougars in my neighborhood. By the way, I still have a one year attendance pin from the little white church on 117th and Doty. When I went there I think it was called the Covenant Church. I can't remember any denomination but I remember Mrs. Smeltzer was one of my Sunday School teachers.
Name: Rob Allen () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 17:33:36
Message: Hi! My name is Rob. I reside in Carson (originally from Huntington Beach). I love this site and I never went to Hawthorne High School! My father lived in an apartment in Hawthorne in the early 80's. Please bear with me....
I'm sure you Cougars have had it up to here with Beach Boys related inquiries. To make it quick, my older sister was visiting friends in Hawthorne in the early '60's and heard the band practicing in their garage. Later I found out my step-mother was the BB's secretary for quite a while. That was pretty cool stuff for me to find out because I was already a huge Brian Wilson fan. As a "student" of music history, I've been making infrequent trips to Hawthorne to search for sites of interest. Of course the Wilson's house is now the 105 Freeway! Bummer. Not even a monument marking the general area..... Why aren't the Beach Boys mentioned on the "Welcome To Hawthorne" signs? You know... "Home Of the Beach Boys".... In Liverpool, the Beatle's old homes are now protected by the government! Doesn't it seem that Hawthorne could use this type of publicity? How about a tour of their old areas? Maybe I should start one. Anyways, would love to hear anything about the Beach Boy's Hawthorne times. Especially about their house and the surrounding area. When did they rip up the houses for the freeway? Why didn't they just relocate the house for a museum or something? Anybody want to help me to get the city to start recognizing their most famous sons?
On my visit to the Hawthorne Chamber Of Commerce, I was looked at strangely for suggesting the city should be doing more in honor of the Boys. One gentleman replied, "Well, the city may not want to honor them because of their drug use". Huh? Didn't the Beatles do drugs? This seems like a no-brainer in terms of good publicity for Hawthorne. People out of our region think BEACH BOYS (and maybe aircraft!) when they hear Hawthorne.
This site has been a great wealth of info for my curious mind and I thank you very, very much. Please feel free to e-mail me, ok? Oh, if I had a Hawthorne High sweatshirt, I'd wear it proudly! Guess I'd better buy one.
Carson, Ca (Quartz Hill High, Class of '84)
Hey Rob, I really never thought of the Beach Boys as being in the same class as the Beatles, but they were. As for drug use, if they suppressed publicity of all rockers who did drugs, there'd be no rock and roll. Good luck with your cause.
Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 17:21:55
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Love the doll, Barbara. I had a Chatty Cathy too. I even have an "Angela Cartwright" doll from the Danny Thomas show. When I was in the hospital getting my tonsils out at age 5, my aunt bought me a "Poor Pitiful Pearl" doll. One of the ugliest dolls I've ever seen. I still have these 3 dolls. Sold a fortune of Barbie stuff (including an original Barbie) at the Stadium swap meet when I was in my early 20's. Would love to have them back! Good memories Cougs - God bless ...
Name: CHUCK WIGLEY () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 17:15:59
Message:Is there anyway to get my hands on yearbooks for 61' and 62'..... Thought I'd take a chance !!
Name: A Friend () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 17:08:19
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: When I was little, my Mom worked for Mattel in product R & D. I got to try out all the new stuff before it hit the market. One day, when I was about 6 or 7, she brought home a bunch of toy Army stuff - poncho, helmet, canteen, rifle, etc. She told me it was a new line and was going to be called "Guerilla Gear". I thought it was cool, put all the stuff on, grabbed the gun, and started running around the back yard Ooh-Ooh-Ooh-ing, and scratching my armpits like a "Gorilla". She went back to Mattel and told them the name wasn't going to cut it. The next Christmas, they released the toys under a different name!
Name: David Clayton () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 16:14:18
City and State: Reno, NV
Message: There's something I have to get off my chest. I know it's been a long time, but I regret never going to the Senior Prom. Are there any alumni out there that would like to go to the prom with me? If so, please leave a feedback message and I will get a hold of you.
Name: Gordon's Sister, Mrs. Bizzell () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 16:12:01
Message: Gordon has a spud gun!!!!!!!!!
Gordon Bell has a great spud gun, but not the kind we used to buy.
Name: Rowdy "Loose" Myrna Bizzell() on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 16:11:20
Message: I'm sure there must be a Rowdy out there somewhere who knows about the wager - come on - if Robin was there, then Marsha must ov been der - and if KingyPoo waz der den JB (da udder one) musta bin der. Sumbudy shuld fes up, mite b wurf it!
What's your Jim's last name?
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 15:43:32
City and State: FULLERTON,CA
I too had the Mattel Winchester rifle that shot the "shoot-n-shell" projectiles. I loved it when Mattel moved into Hawthorne. I went dumpster diving and had such an arsenal that even the chain stores would have had a hard time competing. I also had the Derringer that mounted on a belt buckle, which would swing out and shoot when one stuck out his/her stomach (I'm afraid nowadays mine would always be shooting)! John B. talking about the air blaster, that was one of the first toys that I can remember being removed from the toy stores because kids would shoot them off next to their ears and many were having hearing loss. Boy did they do a good job teaching the birds in the backyard how to fly! I would pump mine up about 10 times let loose and the sky would fill with birds!
Hey Chris, That little derringer was cool too. The Fanner 50 would also shoot those little gray plastic bullet-like thingys. It's a wonder Mattel is still in business as there must have been many lawsuits over all those items.
Name: Loose Myrna Bizzell () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 13:48:04
Message: So, just what is it you want to know????? Am I what, or not??? (and if I'm loose, in what way???) Is it about defecation????? Would you really want to know that???? AND...WHAT WERE THE TERMS OF THE WAGER????????????????
Myrna, I didn't say you were loose. Mr Sloey said you were loose. I just thought it was funny.....and what wager are you talking about?
Name: Sharon () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 12:29:05
City and State: Burlington, WI
Message: Oh, I love toy talk .... If any of us still had those Patty Play-Pals, Chatty Cathys, Betsy Wetsys, or Fanner 50's, we could trade them in for at least enough moolah for a few extra bottles of wine on WCW. Having parents who didn't want their children to have "gender bias", I played with both dolls and doll houses; guns and trucks. My favorite doll was (and still is) Ginny. I now have about 25 of them. My favorite gun was the Mattell Winchester rifle that shot the little plastic bullets - they could take out a glass Christmas tree ornament at 10 paces with no problem. My favorite truck was the Tonka fire engine pumper that hooked up to the garden hose with a little hydrant and then squirted water through a little fire hose. Now those were toys!
Great stuff Sharon, How about that bazooka lookin thing that shot ping pong balls and the air blaster that would knock down a house of cards at 50 feet. Does anyone have a "Spud Gun"? Man, I loved these toys.
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 10:45:34
Message: I wonder if anyone has heard from or about Jorge Llaves/George Key recently. I just realized it's been a LOOOONG time since he checked in. How about it Jorge? Drop us a line, we miss ya.
Yes George, where have you been?? I know Patty V is his neighbor. Patty, can you check please?
Name: Barbara Duran () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 10:16:34
City and State: El Segundo CA
Message: John, the "other kid" in the photo of Howard & me, is Patty Play-Pal, I can't believe you didn't know that!
Hey Barb, Now see, not only didn't I know that, but Betty thought it was Chatty Cathy. What ever happened to Betsy Wetsy anyway. Actually at that time in my life, I was into Fanner 50's with "Greeny Stickum Caps".
Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 08:10:26
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hi JB and all the Rowdy Cougs, Just caught up on some of the new feedback. Just thinking about kiddieland reminded me of that Crest? Dry Cleaner on the corner of 118th and the Blvd. Is it still there? Here are some more memories for you...Tropicana Bowl, A&W on Imperial, Dennys BBQ on Prairie and Imperial, Cruising from the Blvd to Hollyglen to Southbay while listening to Styx with by buds Janice Anderson and Debbie Hill (in my old 64 Impala) Now lets talk wine...Lizs wine drinking rules....first make sure your stomach is empty...buy a big bottle of Spanada (remember???)...drink almost the whole thing by yourself, share a little with the buds...then go to Shakeys for a big pepperoni pizza...oh yea!!!! Always a Coug girl catch you all later Liz
Hey Liz, There's some great memories, although I'm not too sure what the old head would feel like the next morning after that Spanada and Pizza diet.
Name: Greg Jones () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 01:48:49
City and State: Hawthorne, CA.
Message: This site has gotten me addicted to it. I keep coming back every day to read the feedback. I'm still looking for any info regarding Terry Howse and Mary Ramirez (Rose). If anyone can help me out it would be great. Marilyn, you'll have to tell me about Hawaii one of these days. Also, does anyone from the class of '73 know about the next reunion? It would be great to see all of you again.
Hey Greg, If there's a 73 reunion, it'll be on the website. Thanks and be a Coug boy.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 01:32:43
City and State: poopville, usa
Message: Ok its defecation! Myrna, Myrna, you must remember this, a kiss is just a... whoops wrong one. Myrna I tried to stand up for you I was ready to fight for your honor and as Groucho would say, "that's more than you have done for yourself young lady. And by the way I use the word young very loosely, thats because your a loose lady!" So come clean dear Myrna, I know its hard after all that has been thrown around today, but we all want to know! Are you or are you not? Do we have to wait until December to find out for sure? Whether you are or not, we all still love you just the same as we always have! Fertilizer envy, that was good John! And I want to apologize to Paco for all the UCLA stuff the other night, I got the message tonight when an email I received from Paco had an attachment that was the song track for Fight on for old SC. I am sorry but Wooden would not stay if we played any USC stuff the other night. da da dadada adada well you get the idea!
Did anyone get the Bruin/Stanford score from Saturday?
".......that's more than you have done for yourself young lady". Now THAT'S funny. Thanks Jim and I'm not sure, but didn't UCLA use to regularly kick Pac 10 butt? Now they win a game and it's BIG news.
By the way Jim, Did you hear that the Post Office just recalled their latest stamps? They had pictures of lawyers on them...and people couldn't figure out which side to spit on. Be a Coug boy....
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 01:22:11
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: Barbara Duran had a Chatty Cathy Doll!! God, I wanted that doll SO BAD!!! Never got one, but I did have an Eloise Doll. Does anyone remember the book? She was a privileged child living in the Plaza Hotel in New York. What a brat! Jeff Campbell once threw that doll in the street - it got run over. My mom called Robinsons and told them to deliver another one the next day or she'd cancel her account - the doll was there the next day. Thank God for moms.
Name: deano () on Monday, March 6, 2000 at 23:58:43
City and State: tustin ca
Message: stayed out of ct for awhile trying to keep a certain rowdy girl out of trouble but it didn't seem to help any did it queen judy. now i read they are calling you double what.