"OK OK I know it's time to change the music, so it's back to Doo Wop" "The Jesters"
Name: Sherrie Moyers () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 22:36:34
City and State: Gilbert Az
Message: Betsy, is Ms Krislock in Phoenix? I'll look her up if she is.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 22:08:54
City and State: Miami, FLA
Message: Yuk -- my baby was born on 3/12 and I had to go back to Miami on 3/16 to prepare for a 4/10 trial. Gloria, thanks for the kind words -- I never knew I had a parenting instinct bone in my body -- my gawd, what it does to you! Nevertheless, Which One's Pink? will be playing the "Beach Stock" festival in Redondo Beach on 5/13. Also, we'll be playing soon (April) at the Pitcher House in Hermosa Beach -- details to follow. You all go and check it out -- and think of me sweating my butt off here in the humidity of Miami (Omar Azze must be laughing his butt off at this turn of events)
Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 22:00:27
Message: Gary Lents: I had Mrs. Hutchinson too (the first year I moved to Hawthorne after being in Inglewood until 3rd grade at Warren Lane Elementary). This was 10 years after you -- I remember her being mean (sorta like the teachers in the movie The Wall) and she even made me sit in a corner on my birthday (the nerve!!!)
Name: Joe Cox () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 21:47:29
City and State: Riverside, CA
Message: Wow! I just reviewed the last 10 or so pages of Feedback. I saw a lot of names I remember, but I guess I'm going to have to search for the yearbooks in the top of the garage so I can put faces to the names. I read a lot of things to bring back old memories, some good, some great! Elizabeth Estrada is right... hers was the best street. These pages reminded me of my first car, a 57 Ford POS which I bought from my brother-in-law, Dave Shippey for $300. I had helped him rebuild the engine, which was strong, but I blew 3 trannies in two years. The last time it went, I parked the car in the driveway, and left for the Air Force. Well, that changed my life forever, and reading these pages has brought some really fond memories of my youth flooding back. Thanks for doing this. I know it's got to be a lot of work, but it's sure worth it for all of us. BTW, if anyone remembers me, say hello.
Hey Joe, It's a lot of work AND it's worth it. Thanks for checking in and spread the word.
Name: peter tremblay () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 17:56:32
City and State: new york city
Message: I don't know about the people sitting on the sand, but is that the 26th Street LA County lifeguard building going up in the background?
WAY TO GO PETER!!!! Very good man. That's exactly what it is and this guy's in New York City. You mid 70's HHS beach bums have been blown out of the surf by an 80's Cougar.
Thanks Peter, Now who's in the picture??
Name: betsy wright () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 17:42:16
City and State: morristown, nj
Message: I remember the bell at Don Smith school, weren't there marbles in the cement? I vividly remember Ms. Shapiro and singing the "Impossible Dream". I'm still dreaming too. Speaking of Craig Bodkin, where is Lee Whitely, Gary Fenton and Mike Rice? Comedians now I suppose... I just came home from Phoenix and now want to move back west, Ms. Krislock took us to lunch, what a gal! Her energy never sleeps. I think I learned all my assertiveness from her!
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 17:00:38
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Congrats to John Rout for winning the ~THE GLOW IN THE DARK ROSARY~ (another wonderful ROWDY prize) Your truly are the KING OF THE OLDIES. (sorry Janny) Hey Angel Karen Hare.. had to laugh at your feedback about the RED WAGON~~because when I started driving my mom had an old RED STATION WAGON too- (green interior) that we nicknamed RESCUE 8. I never saw anything sooo red and soo big in my life..(don't go there John) and to think that us ROWDYS use to think we could slip it off campus (smoking) without being seen. Boy were we stupid. That red station wagon stood out like a bleeding elephant in the snow. Hey Leroy Felderuster~~we thought you went to that big hootinany in the sky. See you at PINK'S. Alan Hauge, this time we'll carry Sherry Peppers Wingo into Alcatraz. (can inmate sue the warden for a sprained ankle?) Marsha is out of town this week, but I know she'll be so excited when she sees that cell block with rows and rows of "sinks" Here we go again Sadie.. See you all at PINK'S at 7:30 FRIDAY NIGHT. Dress warm - us ROWDYS will be in the patio. Now~~I'm off like a prom dress.
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS
Name: Rob () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 15:49:02
City and State: Carson, Ca
Message: Hey, Loretta! Looks like you and I came to this page for the same reason.... Beach Boys. A little while back I posted a message here inquiring why the city of Hawthorne hasn't made more of their favorite sons. No memorial where their house stood. No "Welcome to Hawthorne- Home of The Beach Boys" signs. Still working on that. Well, thanks to the fine alumni of Hawthorne High, Tom Quintana from the Hawthorne School District and some other very helpful folks IN Hawthorne I have found out some great tidbits. Did you know the Beach Boy's house WASN'T torn down? It's still in use. Mr. Quintana informed me that it (and a few other homes) were relocated a block or two away as part of some government housing project. Tom said he saw it shortly after relocation (as it was bright pink!). Since then, it has been repainted and no one can remember which house is the Wilson house. Anybody remember??? This is great stuff for a Beach Boy sleuth like myself..... As for Hawthorne, it's ok. It's not nearly as bad as some would have you believe. I live in Carson which is probably about the same. Anyways, I still think there should be a guided tour of the key BB areas. The Beatle's got 'em, why not America's best?
I didn't know that. Thanks for the info Rob. I'll see if Tom knows where it was relocated to. (HCH, Can I say that?)
Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 14:41:33
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Hi John, Thank you for mentioning that Hawthorne is not a bad place to live. Your right it is not like it was when we were growing up. Is it anywhere else? Times do change, we can not keep all things the same. As far as Hawthorne, we have some great parts of Hawthorne that have made progress, yes alot of places have been torn down to make way of better. We still have the best AYSO, Little League and Softball fields in the Wiseburn District. we have excellent school's through Hawthorne. There are the bad areas, but the better areas out number the bad. Hawthorne High may not be like it was when we went there, but it also is very over crowded, we need at least one more High School, they did re-open Lawndale, but one more at the North end of Hawthorne would really help. When we talk about neighborhoods, most families care about their next door neighbor. We still have a great town. Those who talk down about our town, just see that it is not the same as it was 20 years ago or better and please tell me what town is the same. All towns have there good side and the bad side. As far as Hawthorne, there is a big sign as you drive into our town and it says "THE TOWN OF GOOD NEIGHBORS" So to anyone who wants to visit Hawthorne do not be afraid, we are no different than any other town. So John draw that map, I know I have gone on about this, but I still have some pride for this town! Thanks John for letting me get on the soap box!!
Anytime Loretta, We all still have good feelings for OUR Hawthorne, whether it was 40 years ago or 10 years.
Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 14:08:17
City and State: lil' rock, ark.
Message: HOWDY! Beulah ens me stil hear. but da granefew is stil der. he sez ifn eny of youse wansa meets at 26 street afer dat run to Pinkys he be mor dan happi ta barry da beers in da sans afer eet gets dark fridays nites. dats a long wez ta runs fellas so youse will bee tirsty. so jes less us no an will takes gud cares of the brewskis fer yer. LEEROY FELDERRUSTER AND BEULAH AND GRANNEFEW BUFORD ens i wuz real sad ta here bout dat fellas boy wit da bust leg, he shood bes in shows beznes dey alweys sez brek a leg, huh?
Well LeeRoy, Where HAVE you been hiding out?? Yessir folks, this boys DNA doesn't resemble a ladder at all. More like a milkin' stool. Uh yeah LeeRoy.......thanks for the beer info and if it wouldn't be too much trouble, please bury a few dozen cases of Corona down there on 26th St in the sand.
BTW, can any of you Cougs out there identify the people in the picture above. Extra bonus if you know what that new place is in the background.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 13:30:24
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: We're praying for you all in Fort Worth, Texas and the surrounding areas.
Name: Karen () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 13:08:17
City and State: Anaheim, Ca
Message: Hey Jim Sloey I am still around, thanks for asking about me.
I just check in and read feed back most the time. But now that I am in here I am going to tell a little story. How many of you ever borrowed your parents car, without their permission.
Well when I was 15 , and could barely drive and of course had no license I decided to go for a drive in my parents 57 red Ford station wagon. My neighbor Bob Stelse and I believe one of the Willcoxson boys went with me. I drove down the steet too fast and when it came time to turn right I turned, hit the island on Aviation, bounced back to the other side of the street just missing Chris Ritchie's mom's car, and giving our's a flat tire. Well of course I was shook then and had no idea what to do. We were near a field so we changed the flat left it in the field and drove the car home parked it and never said a word to my parents. I never got caught, but my dad thought someone stole the tire off the car and put the spare on. He never thought I would take it for a joy ride, and I never did it again.
Paul Clark, I am still waiting on the where abouts of Sandra Lowrance 67). Does anyone know where she is? John Crotty please tell Georgette hi for me, we were in Brownies and Girl Scouts together, I lived 2 blocks from you on 123rd and Isis growing up, and King Darlin you are special as ever. See you Friday at Pink's...Angel K
Yes, I did the "borrow dad's car" thing and DID get caught. I probably told that one here somewhere before. OK Karen, see you Friday.
Name: Cindy Gindlesperger () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 11:44:33
City and State: El Segundo, Ca
Message: Dianna Libertini you missed the fun last Friday at the Patio! Shawn is going out of town this weekend, so it's girls night out. :o) If you want to go out and play, page me or meet me at the Patio after work. John, thanks much for hard work on this website, it's addicting! ;o)
Cindy, Thanks for being a part of it. People are asking, "Where's the Patio".
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 10:43:51
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Hi all! I'm still here lurking in the shadows. I'm currently on jury duty.....very tiring for this old coot. I'm planning on Pinks but your message below FEEDBACK says 6:30 P.M. and Mo's recent feedback says 7:30 P.M.- or is it the former but she won't arrive until the latter? I'm shooting for 6:30 P.M. Hope some of the Young family can make it. Ta Ta! Love to all, HCH
Hi Mr P, Yes, I've got to stop and pick up the Rowdys etal, so I might be running closer to 7:30. I will definitely be there so you and Kathy please save me a seat, and thanks for checking in.
Name: Gary Lents () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 09:25:07
City and State: Vista, CA
Message: Love ya too Kell!!!....Dang! Last minute life here. I think Connie & Jean are gonna represent 67 at Pink's...and wine country sounds great (even without Night Train to spit shine the wheels). Can you do a last minute, just showing up? My kid's high school hockey team got the revenge factor last nite. (My son, Jesse the goalie, is going through playoffs on a broken foot, but has allowed only two goals in two games!!!) Knocked off the team that beat us in the county semi-finals last year...if we can win two more, we're the champs of SD county. Told him how, some times, you have to wait to "pay-back" (eg. 59-66 in HHS football), but he got it in one year...YEAH BABY!
Gary, you can do a last minute wine country, but just make sure you have a place to stay.
Name: Ila Myhre () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 08:01:02
City and State: Abercrombie, North Dakota
Message: This is so awesome. A classmate Cheryl (Krueger) Wilson sent me an e-mail of this website yesterday 3-28-00. I see my name is not on the alumni list, but will add it later today. I need to get ready for work. Would love hearing from classmates. Keep up the great work on this site. Ila Myhre
Glad you found us Ila. Stay tuned.
Name: Alan Hauge () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 01:53:47
City and State: Playa del rey, CA
Message: Okay John, I'm back. And ready for PINKS!!! With the 33 Ford this time. Mainly because you promised if I brought it you'd reserve the single parking place in front. Right? Now to a more serious subject: Sloey mentioned a trip to Alcatraz. Is anyone interested? If so I need to see if it's being used this Friday night or not. If a company isn't filming, we'll make the trip after PINKS. And I'll bring maps in case anyone get's lost like last time. And Judy Wudy...you're invited along with Marsha if she brings the Hood. As in Robin. Let me know what you think John. Everyone is welcome if you think there is enough interest. Whatdayathink John?
For all of you who don't understand what Alan's (HHS61) talking about, he owns a movie studio and on a stage at his studio is a replica of cell block 7(?) at Alcatraz. The set was used in the movie, "Escape from Alcatraz" It's pretty neat and we don't even have to break in to see it. Bring directions Alan, and we'll see who wants to do the Pinks/Prison thing. Thanks man and we'll see you on Friday night.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 01:50:34
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Jim, I emailed Jeanne Houck. I got it from the alumni list. Sharon West isn't listed. I asked her to email me or post on Feedback.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 22:16:17
City and State: RANDOLPH, IA
Message: Gee John and I killed that #$%$$@pardon my friends language folks. eating dog too! Hey Game starts at 7 we're coming after the game. Hopefully it will be a short one and we can see you John cause I miss you man! Debby isn't coming earlier either cause Colby is one of the two that is playing!
Love ya man!
Hey did you put up my friend Young's email?
Colby is one of the TWO that is playing??!! What kinda' game is this, FOOSBALL?? Hey love ya man and don't know your friend Young, or her/his email.
Name: Merrell Mann () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 18:27:32
Message: Ok, you probably hate it that most people who didn't go to Hawthorne are only here for one reason... those famous Boys. (It's a heck of a lot more than my High School ever produced, though!) Anyway, I was considering a trip to California to see all the places relevant to them. Capitol Records, etc. I get mixed reviews when I mention going to Hawthorne... (Besides the fact that their old home was torn down) I hear that Hawthorne is not the place it used to be. Some say its not that bad, others say you couldn't pay them to go into Hawthorne. What's the real scoop? Also, would you ever consider putting all the information, (where the house used to be, the hangouts, the high school is, etc.) on a map and onto this website?
What a NEAT site, by the way. I wish my High School would do something like this!
Hey Merrell, What Boys? Actually HHS produced lots of famous people (Curtis Conway, Scott Laidlaw, Mike Marsh, Ron Mix, Mike Scott, Mike Gillespie, many many doctors, teachers, and of course the Jim Sloeys of the planet; the lawyers). The Beach Boys just had the best publicist. Marilyn Monroe grew up in Hawthorne, and went to Washington School.
Hawthorne today is NOT the Hawthorne of my youth, but I still own property there, and am not afraid to walk the streets. I will do a map page too. The Wilsons, BTW, lived on the corner of Kornblum and 119th, which is now the number 3 lane of the 105 FWY.
Hawthorne High is on the corner on Inglewood Av and El Segundo Bl.
The Hangouts, I will list on the map, and thanks for the interest.
Name: Terry Leeper () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 18:18:02
Message: Just a note to tell the offroad motorcycle riders that there is a great site to check out. Be sure to read his race stories! WWW.DIRTRIDER.NET/PATBURROUGHS He has established a District 37 Alumni directory page. Pat is Tom Burroughs son. Pat lives and races in Texas. See you at Pinks. Terry
Name: Robert Allen () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 17:14:07
City and State: Honolulu, Hawaii
Message: Greetings to all my '65 classmates.
Greetings Robert and welcome aboard.
Name: Dianna Libertini () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 16:58:55
City and State: Torrance, ca
Message: Rudy Abenido. Talk about mental telepathy. My sister Margaret just called me last night to tell me you left an E-mail for me. I was just talking about you to Danny Blitz the other day. I always wondered what happened to you. Think of you often especially on November 9. See, I do remember important things. I'd love to talk to you. Call me @(310) 808-0362 I'm usually home after 6:00 p.m. Bill Wadman, what a shock. I thought you would never call again. Thanks for not holding a grudge for whatever reason. It was good to hear from you. I miss you and I miss talking to you. Lets get together soon. I'm suppose to be in Vegas 4-15-00 but I'll be just getting back from Hawaii on that day so it may be a little much. Anyway I still love you and hope your happy with your new significant other. I thought you were coming after me? Call me soon there is alot I have to tell you about me. HI Keith Jones. Cindy Gindelsperger, let me know if you want to go to the "PATIO'" this week OK. SEE YOU....
Name: Kathy () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 16:31:01
City and State: Tehachapi, CA
Message: John, For those of us who haven't posted in a while... Could you refresh our memories as to where "Pinks" is?? Thanks :-) Melanie.. Check your email!! See ya' all Friday...
OK, Pinks is on the West side of La Brea 2 doors North of Melrose. We'll see you and Steve there on Friday night.
Name: Mo () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 16:17:48
City and State: Hawthorne,CA
Message: OK everyone, as it says at the top of the feedback PINK'S, FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST AT ABOUT 7:30 P.M. From what I have read in feedback, it looks like we're going to have a good turn out. Soooooo as the saying goes, "BE THERE OR BE SQUARE". You will really have a good time! ^:^
We'll be there, huh Mo. Where has HCH been?? I hope you can make it too Mr. P.
Name: Susan Walling () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 16:17:28
City and State: Santa Rosa, CA
Message: To Gina Black~ Send your mom my love. I remember that day when she had to measure me for our graduation gowns. When it came time to measure my head, she sent Polly Crane to get her a chair... for me to SIT on. She might remember that I WASN'T the tallest (of the girls OR boys!) in the class.... Polly beat me by 1/4 inch. And to think... I was only 5'10" then. Your mom was great... as were all of the moms that helped out back then. Wonder what ever happened to all of them. Let's hear from all of you former St. Joe's students whose mom's worked 'hot dog day' and helped out with other school related functions.
John... I'm counting the days....
Tacos R Us
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 16:06:47
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Message: Welcome Bill Young, Jack, Tom and Lisa's big brother. Wish we could go to Pinks but two of the kids are playing Friday night. If you have never been it is really worth the trip. Great people, superb food, and you never know you just may get a tour of alcatraz. Judy and Jan how are you, Marsha and Mo and Janet? Miss you guys, and big guy aint no sunshine when you're gone! Hi Robin! And where has the Angel been? Sloey
"Miss You Guys"??!!. Cmon counselor, you missed Sunday and now you're going to miss Pinks. Maybe Deb could just bring a date next time. How bout it Keith......wanna take Jims wife to Pinks? Coming up with new excuses every week or two must be wearing you out. What is this......like 5 times in a row?? That's a record for ANY Coug. I don't think "First in Ten" Gloria Valencia has begged off that many times in a row. Anyway, I guess we'll see you when it snows in Hawthorne. Be a Coug boy.
Name: Karmina R. Almoradie () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 15:50:18
Maiden: delos Reyes
City and State: RPV, CA
Message: Miss you Class of 1992. I'm currently living in Scottsdale, AZ, working as an Application Analyst for a computer company and AZ Cardinals Cheerleader.
Hey Karmina, Thanks for representing the class of 92, and I always said the AZ Cardinals cheerleaders were a whole lot more fun to watch than the AZ Cardinals. Be a Coug first Karmina......
Name: Peggy Webster () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 14:36:54
Maiden: Treckman (T3)
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Hey Patti Jo!!! I have to admit that there really was no REASON why I put Dale Holmes in the dumpster, except that he had been playing handball, and the ball had bounced into the dumpster. He was strattling the side of the dumpster at the time I happened by... Now I knew what a meany he was to you, so I couldn't resist the temptation to give him that little shove which sent him in after the ball! Unfortunately for me, the principal was walking by and witnessed my "terrible" actions. Did Dale Holmes ever pick on you after that?
Peggy, Yes, absolutely appalling. You should've been expelled.