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"Another 50's Classic" "The Chimes"

Name: Mike Mc Cann () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 13:45:38
Class: 1980
City and State: Moreno Valley, CA.
Message: Hello Gina, Yes I remember you. How could anyone of us forget that red hair. I definitely get a kick out of the old St. Joe stories. Remember Mrs. LaFever? I also remember Mark Ore from St.Joe's. He went on to Lennox High, where I eventually lost touch with him. Pat Bush, how are you, Are you still connected to the happenings within the Forum?

Name: Jackie McKnight Saner () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 12:30:28
Maiden: McKnight
Class: 58
City and State: Torrance

Message: Ok ok I won't say another word...except this. I see the message I wrote the other day is here, and thank you for posting it. Nice to hear from some friends already! But......John Baker, why am I the only one with a grad picture? I hated that picture with a passion! Diane Curless Cohee and I worked for the photographer during his photo session for Hawthorne grad's. We really loved David, of David's Studio. He was a super nice person. But, the thing is I hated my grad pictures and didn't have the nerve to tell him. Mom still has all of our graduation pictures sitting on top the piano at home. Such cruelty I must forever tolerate. The one good thing is that anyone who sees it does not know its me, and I don't tell them other than it must be their foster child or some distant relative... Seriously, I am smiling, it was a very bad picture and you found me out. While I have you here again, are there any reunions planned for my class of 58'? I think I have missed them all! I would love to be involved and glad to help, but only if you promise no more grad pictures of me here! I will even get after Hessie to tell some stuff about Dennis Wilson and the rest of the gang... Jackie
Jackie, You're not the only one who doesn't like their grad pic. They were one step above a drivers license photo huh.

Name: Louise St.George () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 09:41:47
Maiden: St.George
Class: 77
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: To: Gina Black, gosh how I remember you at St.Joseph school with your long red pony tail. I went to school with your sister Mary I think for 12 years. First St.Joes then Hawthorne High. I too am an animal freak. I volunteer for two rescue groups and am in the process of starting my own. Last night I lost my best friend of 9 years (peanut) He was a small little pomerian who brought me years of joy. He was around thru my marriage and my divorce. Stuck by me thru the good and rough times. I just got his teeth worked on (advice from the vet) they pulled 8 teeth, spent $250.00 and 5 days later I lose him. I think something went wrong! Anyway to my little peanut, you will be missed! My three year old says she'll be my new peanut. (very sweet) As stupid as it may sound, for some reason I'm taking this loss pretty bad today. See ya Cougs
I think it's just as rough losing an animal family member as it is a human family member.

Name: Jim Lambert () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 01:28:08
Class: 62
City and State: Ojai, Ca
Message: To the 3rd grade class of '53 at Ramona. Joyce, I was in the bungalow next to yours with Mrs. Werham. That must have been in another life. Do you remember the square dances in the fourth grade? I saw Mrs. Werham when my oldest started kindergarden ('83), she was the vice-principal. I need to go lay down, remembering back 47 years is really tiring, :-).

Name: Mike Hagerty () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 01:28:06
Class: 65
City and State: Tucson, AZ
Message: Karen Hare (66), Ingrid (74), Bob Rierdon (61): I might be confused about the exact location of the market, but unless there were two locations in that area with a log building next to a market, the big log building I remember was originally a Cub Scout/Boy Scout meeting hall. The market was also once called "Wrigley's". Hope that helps.

Name: Rick Straube () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 23:59:35
Class: 1972
City and State: Palmdale, California
Message: Looks like I should log on here a little more, because it looks like you really had a good time on that wine trip. I would have joined in had I known. Oh well.... But I noticed that a John Nicocia and wife Cheryl were mentioned. Are they any relation to another alumni, Anna? If so, I remember her and last saw her in Vegas and would like to get in touch with her again and would appreciate any help. Feel free to give her my Email address. And let me know about any future trips or get togethers. Thanks
Hi Rick, Yes, Anna is one of the many Nicocia girls from Hawthorne and John's younger sister. I'm sure Cheryl will give you the info you need.

Name: Gary () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 20:32:45
Class: 67
City and State: hastalaVistababy
Message: Sloey, isn't a snipe hunt the same as an inland submarine race....I'm there

Name: Sheree Klingenhagen () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 20:14:43
Class: 1975
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hello everyone! I haven't seen any posts from the class of 75 in here lately, where are all you people hiding? Anyway, I would like to also request that Mr. Plotkin send me Mr. Mannion's address, or e-mail if he has one. He was the principal for my brother, sister and myself at Sepulveda and was always such a nice man! I would like to also know if anyone knows the whereabouts of a teacher at Sepulveda, Cynthia Cousins, I had her for 4th & 5th grade, she's the one that read the C S Lewis books that we all loved. Anyway, she was a favorite of mine and I would like to get in contact with her, kinda a thank you blast from the past.
Also, Elizabeth Estrada (aka Dizzy Lizzy) I think I might have some pictures of Leo and myself hid away in an old photo album, if you would like them let me know, they will be hard to part with but if you would like them they are yours in a heartbeat!

Sheree, Take them to Kinkos and have them scanned, then you'll both have a copy.

Name: Mike Hagerty () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 19:19:35
Class: 65
City and State: Tucson, AZ
Message: To: Karen Hare (66)
Yes, I'm the one who lived on 123rd during grade school. Went to Anza, then Jose Sepulveda, Dana, then HHS. I attended Del Aire Baptist from about 1962-1966, got married, 4 years in the Air Force, then moved to Orange County, finally to Tucson. Let me know what you've been up to since HHS. Thanks.

Name: Ray Nelson () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 17:06:47
Class: 73
City and State: Fayetteville, Ga (AKA Billy Goat Acres)
Message: Liz, Repeat this several thousand times; I like tumble weeds. I like tumble weeds. Does it soothe you? You know, when I fly out to LA I can look down at Amarillo and say "I know somebody that lives there." (just for fun)

Name: Patti Smith () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 15:56:14
Class: 68
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: Wayne Dickey, we're going to be practically neighbors! Cypress is right next to La Palma! I'll see you at the BBQ, and all us north Orange Countians can start plans to terrorize the county. Getting to be more Cougs here.

Name: Gina Peck () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 14:07:19
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Terrie Kostiszak - Howdy neighbor!! I remember playing with you and Gina, at your house, in the large back room with lots of pieces of fabric. And riding our Stingrays with the ribbons on the handlebars and the playing cards in the spokes! What a blast!! About the "Rice" info, I must have been stoned or something.... I never saw or heard from Mike after the "Lido" incident, and it is TOM who has the lovely wife and two offspring, who lives in Seattle, and works for Alaska Airlines. I get a xmas card every year, so remind me at xmas and I'll email the address, if you would like. Pat Bush, I don't remember you either...but, I was one of those outsider Catholic school kids. Sorry, kiddo, Consolidated Pet Foods has delivered my food for years. It shows up on the porch and I get a bill in the mail. Too easy. Mike Mc Cann - you were in my class at Holy Joes! I remember you!! Do you remember Mark Ory? He was a tall blonde kid. He would come over to the girls playground (against the RULES), chase us, and call us chicken shit! What a bunch of goons we were. If the vets says it's okay, we may be adding to the list of love "birds" who met on CT...Herman and Feisty may soon become lovers!! A May/December romance...Herman is 100 years and Feisty is 10 years. Lucky Herman!!

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 10:44:26
Class: 66/84
City and State: wahoo, nebraska
Message: Hey Lents, ever been snipe hunting? June 2 is a snipe hunt. Angel Karen happy birthday, what is it 32 or 33? You must have been 3 when we went to high school?! John waiting for a reply on when??? Robins how are you glad you are back, FOOD? John I think that was a great idea regarding A cougartown DODGER or ANGEL night. And for Judy to volunteer to organize the whole thing is extraordinary! Imagine when that bus(es) pull(s) up to Pinks at 11 pm with all those cougars. Sounds great, thanks Judy!
Be a coug!

Yes, Thanks Judy for volunteering to be the Cougartown Baseball Game Night Committee Member AND Bus Driver. I don't know how you commandeered that Greyhound, or where you hid it, but I've learned never to second guess the Rowdy Queen. Thanks Jim.....

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 09:39:53
Class: 69
Message: My, my, my, Donna Cook. Is that Prairie Girl still shacking up at your place with, hmmmm, What's-his-name the second? When she heads back to the homstead she'll be sportin more than a fresh tattoo and a new blonde hairdo. Hey, Prairie Girl, turning 50 feels pretty good, huh? I think that's couple number 7, John.

Name: Derek Barraza () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 09:01:22
Class: 1980
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Dear Class of 1980 alumni: Planning for our 20-year reunion is now in full swing. It is hard to believe, but this time 20 years ago we were planning our graduation. Now its time to get together to reminisce the days of our youth.
We have put together a web site for HHS Class of 1980 information. The web site is: Here is the reunion information we would like to share with you:
Date: Saturday August 26, 2000 6:00 PM
Location: Barnaby's Hotel, Manhattan Beach, CA
Cost: $75 per ticket, includes dinner, dancing, and memory book.
Additional activities are in the works.
We are preparing our first mailing. Please help us ensure we have the address of all 1980 Cougars. If you are in contact with someone from our class, ask if they contacted us with an address update. If not, please forward this information to them and ask them to contact us. If you have any questions or would like to help in the planning, please contact:
Derek Barraza - 562-427-7139 -
Denean McFarlane-McKinney - 310-371-1866 -
We look forward to seeing you this August!
Yours in Cougartown, Derek Barraza

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 08:17:22
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo, Tx
Message: Christine, It is not the feedyards I'm tired of. I'm very homesick and have not been out of Amarillo ie panhandle for over a year!!! I've got cow fever!!! But, alas and alack, we have only one car at the unless I want to bring along "Big Taco", I will have to turn down your generous offer for the hitch along. Just remember your poor old cyber friend left behind with the tumbleweeds. Also, I believe Scott Laidlaw was from class of 71. Wades Greasby was 73. Bye for now Liz

Name: Christine Baird () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 23:11:58
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
City and State: Round Rock, TX
Message: Hey Liz Cary....What???? you tired of the stock yards all ready? Not to mention all that brutal weather you have up there. ") You can hook up with us out in the 'great nothing', that's about when our car will break down and we can all hitch hike from there. Come hell or high water, or the 'great nothing', it's Califonia or bust!

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 19:54:12
E-Mail: betherebysummer
Class: 69
City and State: soontobe, LaPalma
Message: I was reading about the spud guns and it brought back some memories of my freshman year. I took one to school and got busted with it. It cost me 3 days of hell. My mom was so pissed, she had me doing everything around the house that she hated to do. By the time my 3 days were up, I begged to go back to school. I never did piss mom off like that again. Well maybe when I had a party on the boat, but that is a different story. Liz, it really doesn't hurt, you have to take a little at a time? Donna, I don't even own a CD, but I do have a great album collection. Donna are those two still seeing each other at your house?

Name: Jackie McKnight Saner () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 19:02:59
Maiden: McKnight
Class: 58
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: What a great opportunity this is given us to find our 'old' pals! Thanks to those of you who have put so much time into this website. I have already found a few friends, talked to them and even got together with some. How neat!! I can't help but think about a few others at Hawthorne and wonder what happened to them. Ralph Manley 58'(silly boy across the street)
Linda Cribb Lyons 58'
Judd Carpenter 57'(I remember that bright pink chevy)
Don Akins 58'...I think. (he must have been two feet taller than me)
Gerald Sharp 56'...
Fred Wade 58'
Pat Laraway 58'
John Massey 58' (had a crush on him)
...And some teachers...Does anyone remember Mr. Amorelli; general science teacher, Mrs. Richardson; taught art, Mrs. Cable; modern dance. Does anyone remember government teachers name? How about Mr. Heisner; for History? These teachers were around during and before the class of 58' ...And just a note. My sister Hessie, class of 62' was Dennis Wilsons girlfriend at Hawthorne. She is full of stories of those Beach Boys...I remember them well. Mom and dad had a T-bird and Hessie was always borrowing it to go to the 'library' thus the song "Fun Fun Fun Till Her Daddy Took the T-Bird Away". I know she wasn't at the library!!

Hi Jackie, Yes, all the early 60's people knew Hessie. So how come she doesn't add anything to the feedback pages. Hessie, we know you're out there girl. You must have a few dozen stories to share. Thanks Jackie.....

Name: Terrie () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 17:49:50
Maiden: Kostiszak
Class: 83
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: Hi Gina Black, Yes I do have a sister Gina, and we did live on 126th street!! Your name sounds very familiar I do remember a Gina Black around the corner from us! Thank you for the information on the Rices that is awesome to know that Tom does not live too far from me, only 3 hours away! Glad to hear he is doing good. I too worked for Hughes Aircraft, I was at Space and Comm in El Segundo! I also LOVE turtles (trip out) I remember one on 126th street that used to show up in our back yard from time to time, it was a huge desert turtle, dont recall whose it was though, I was too young to remember, thanks for writing Gina!!

Name: Gary Lents () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 17:38:12
Class: 67
City and State: Vista
Message: Donna, wish I could've seen you, but I was in Phoenix with my hockey team...another time! I am going to the BBQ, refused a hockey tourney they asked us to play (Hope none of my players read this)... Anyway, I got this letter from Bart Graves today concerning the "Golf Tourney": "Boys, Boys, Boys... It's time again for that fiasco we call "The Darrell." Some of you consider yourselves golfers. Others work on the game, believing they can get away with a score below 100. The rest of us are merely hackers, once a year roaming those green lawns, taking up space. All in all, we get together because, above all, we have been friends for many years. We play a two man team, best ball, knowing your partner 10 minutes before teeing off! Fun in the sun in downtown Bonsall will guarantee you a stress free day with B.S. beginning at Noon, Friday, June 2nd. You can RSVP, or just show up like some I know. June 2, Noon, San Luis Rey
Any questions, call 760 723-6966"

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 17:18:16
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: I want to thank all who have responded regarding the Car Show. I just need 1 or 2 more workers for the 11 to 1 shift and we will be all set for that day. I still need help with the Alumni Book. Please someone from the 70's class, send me information on former classmates who are Famous, this goes for any other years. Do we have any Senators, Governors, how about Mayors and what happened to our list of Baseball/Football men, also do we have any actors/actresses that came from HHS. I only have til next tuesday the 2nd to get this information and at the moment I have very little. Please help me. E-mail me some names and what year they graduated. John DEAR, you must have some information that you could pass on to me, Please. Thank you all for your help. Submit to:
OK People, What years did Scott Laidlaw, Mike Scott, Curtis Conway, and Mike Marsh graduate? If you don't know for sure, please don't say around 78 or about 83 to 86. That doesn't help. If you know, then please email them to Loretta. Thanks Cougs....

Name: PAT BUSH () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 14:46:32
Class: 80

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 14:25:14
Class: 52/97
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: To Anita Aceves Young: Yes, I was in the numbers racket at Dana for many years and I remember you, Mike, and Mary very well. I saw Mr. Mannion last September at our annual retirees' breakfast. He was doing fine and lives in Torrance, CA. If you are interested I can e-mail his address to you.
The wine country pictures are great. Nice seeing a picture of Jim Hess - let me hear from you, Jim.
Love to all, HCH

HCH, Do you remember, or know where Mrs. Bodes (Ramona School) is today? I thought maybe she was in your retirees group. Thanks...

Name: Susan () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 13:13:09
Maiden: Ciampa
Class: 77
City and State: Santa Rosa, CA
Message: Robin: If you really want a 'Got Wine?' t-shirt or hat... I'll send you one. It's the least I can do for sacking you on the field. Send me an e-mail with your size and favorite color.... oh yeah... and an address to mail it to.

Name: mike aceves () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 11:50:46
Maiden: same
Class: 1974
City and State: wet washington state, but then it's all wet!!!
Message: speaking of former "Hooterstown" bands. who remembers that great band that always played the dances on Friday nights after the football games? ah yes cheeseheads and honeyaks, it was Dovie Mowdean!!! remember what a great sound they had with their organ player and his Leslie. they played alot of James Gang and so forth. i remember the night me and Debbie Whitsit danced barefoot the whole night till they threw us out with blood blisters on our feet!!!!! oh the good old fun days of high school!!! hey does anyone out there know what ever happened to her after she ran off from her parents wrath to Bend, Oregon with that old guy twice her age Merril??? oh well, don't eat too many refried beans my children!! (man who is this guy??) Leslie Larson, spud guns have been all the rage up here for more then ten years. we sit down on our lake and launch them to the other side sometimes hitting a Goose here and their on the water. honk honk!!!!!!!! the mold grows on your brain after a while up here. we don't tan ,we Rust!!!!!

Name: Mike Mc Cann () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 09:17:14
Class: 80
City and State: Moreno Valley, CA.
Message: First time experience with the Cougar Feedback. Glad I checked it out, listening to Keith Jones reminds myself of many great times, hanging out with Eclipse, doing time at St. Josephs etc. Hope to see many of you at the 20yr.

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 09:07:25
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hi Cougs, First of all Christine Penny, Please stop by and pick me up on your way to CA! I'm running away from home and you may be my only means of escape! lol...Now Dizzy Lizzy, the next time you see old Zorro, ask him why he hasn't been by to pick me up lately. I miss our midnight rides and ever since I put my husband up for sale he hasn't been by. Could it be the "thrill is gone"? Hi Ray Nelson boy is that a name from the past!!! If you want the whole Amarillo scoop, email me and I will send you the saga. Bye for now...Liz

Name: sherri patrick atleson () on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 00:43:03
Message: Searching for a very dear friend, from the past. Beverly Adams graduated with the class of 1959, Hawthorne High School. Would so like to find her.......can anyone help?
OK Cougs...another challenge. Does anyone know where Beverly Adams or a parent/sibling is now?

Name: John Rout () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 23:21:32
Class: 1963
City and State: Cerritos, Ca
Message: Hey John: Anne and I are planning on going to the car show and the bar-be-que in Irvine on May 20th. Do you need any more help in the Cougartown booth? Can't promise not to drink up all of the profits though. Be glad to help out.
John, I think we've got the shifts up to 11am covered, but you might want to check the 11-1 shift. Email and Loretta will let you know if she needs any more help. Thanks for offering John......

Name: Lori Ahrens () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 22:29:05
Maiden: Holmes
Class: 81
City and State: Carson City, NV
Message: Well Chris Pillar! I about sh** and fell back in it when I saw you had visited the sight! So, why didn't I see you in the "New Arrivals" list? Gosh, it's been a long time... Remember our long phone conversations while we were doing our homework? My Mom always thought you were such a nice kid. (Little did she know, huh? She thought I was too! HAHA) Anyway, keep visiting and drop me a cybergram some time! Take Care!

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