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Name: Gina Peck () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 16:08:14
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Louise St. George, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that little Peanut is playing in the green grass of heaven, just over Rainbow Bridge, with my kids that have gone before. Last year I lost a kid a month for three months. I lost Kindje (Keeshond) in April to a muscle cancer, then My 13 year old, Shadow (Husky/Lab X) to congestive heart failure, then my 14 week old kitten, Q-tip, to Mega-colon. So, believe me I know where you are coming from. PLEASE feel free to email me directly when you have bad days....they WILL come, but know I'm here for you babe!! Yes, you did go to school with my sister, Mary. She is my favorite sister!! Mike Mc Cann, Micki Reitmeyer Lanterman says she remembers you and Hello! She is my bestest friend STILL and is here visiting me. We both remember Mrs. La Fever, fondly. Terrie Kostiszak - Yes, I remember the railroad tracks, I could see them from my bedroom window! Our house shared a fence with the RR tracks. We had just to walk across them to get to the Liquor store and to Aloha's. much money DID we spend there? That counter looked HUGE. Look at it today and you'll be asking how it got so small. Jamie and Terry were Colecchi's. Nora Colucci Schultz is MY RELATIVE!!! She is my Aunt and I'm PROUD of it!! Welcome to the site, Nodo!! It's about time. Thanks for the tea and fig tree and for not shooting us when we knocked on the door at 10p.m. for the surprise visit.

Name: Arno Portegies () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 15:54:48
Class: 1978
City and State: Houten The Netherlands
Message: Hello everyone, Here's a message from a far away cougar. First I'd like to congratulate the maker of this terrific site. If you take a look at other highschool/university sites then you realize how lucky we are, my thanks. Being so far away from Hawthorne makes this site even more special to me. I think that I spend more time in cougartown than any other site. I'd like to point out some high points in my years at Hawthorne High. As a freshman in 1974 I remember our great football team. I can't remember exactly how far we went (I think it was the states semi-finals), but it sure was fun. I was also a band geek (did I spell that right? It's amazing how your english suffers if you don't use it daily). I remember my first overnight trip to Selma. Man was that a blast. If you non-band members only knew what we all did. We were not all that nerdy as you think. As a sophomore I took Journalism 101 and found a way inside 'The Cougar'. First as a photographer and then proud to say the last Editor and Chief of the Cougar with Konnie Krislok as teacher, the best teacher I've ever had. We were such good friends that she took me to my Senior Prom. I don't think there are too many students who can say that they went to their prom with their teacher. For all of you dirty minded alumni out there we we're just friends!!! Also as a sophomore I was involved with the Mole and the student walkout of 1975. It's an amazing feeling to realize how powerful you can be as a student and when you see your high school on the channel 7 news and you actually see that you made a difference, then you can be proud. And if the school board hadn't learned there lesson in 1975 we did it again in 1978.
I didn't express these few highlights to let everybody know how (UN)popular I was in high school. Actually its really interesting to read about how other people perceive a common memory. Well fellow cougars keep the feedbacks coming and if your interested in what it's like living in a far away country feel free to ask away.
Going Dutch,
Arno Portegies

Hey Arno, Great stuff and thanks for the memories.

Name: Gary Lents () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 15:10:23
E-Mail: same one
Class: 67
City and State: Vista
Message: Ron Dickson (you da man), Bring some snipe to the mini-reunion!!! Prince Sloey is hungry (why make him wait for the Hacker Tourney), and I'm sure the Rowdies'll like it since it can't be cooked...Seriously, from what I hear, the turnout is gonna be great. Angel Karen said Becky Slaughter is coming too. I don't even wanna talk about the Kings or Ducks (wanna bes)...but if you're looking for some hockey, we are playing high school "nationals" in Anaheim this weekend. Email me if you want directions. We may be Longhorns, but the coach is a Cougar (and always will be).

Name: John Baker () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 15:03:42
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Just thought I'd add this picture of my grandson, Cory Shane Hudson, showing off his "plumbers crack". He's a hunk, NO? Still has those tight glutes too.
Yeah he sure didn't get that butt from his Grampa. They used to call me "wide-load".

Name: Delia Garza () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 14:47:05
Maiden: Yawnick
Class: 86
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Darn it Darn it Darn it! I am going on vacation (that's not the bad part) and won't be in town on May 20th for the picnic! (THAT'S the bad part!) My only hope is that y'all have such a great time that everyone will want to do it again real soon! I was really looking forward to finally meeting John, the Rowdy Judy and others... Have a great time and take lots of pictures!
This is for Mike Mc Cann. I was wondering if you were ever a 6th grade camp counselor or a counselor at Funship Children's Center in Hawthorne?? I remember your name along with a Roger and a Craig who were counselors at SOME camp I went to... Could it be you?

Delia, You have a great time on vacation and we'll meet you down the road. There'll be plenty more of these get togethers.

Name: Angelia () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 14:01:37
Maiden: Crespin
Class: 86
City and State: Lawndale,CA
Message: JB, just wanted to say you're the reason this site is awesome. Thank you for keeping the "Cougars" in us alive. Great job!
Well thanks for that Angelia, but I thank all the Cougs and Hawthorne faculty members who make it known here that they're still out there, whether through their participation in the Feedback page Alumni List, or showing up at our get togethers. Without them, Cougartown would be nothing. Thanks Cougs.......

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 13:16:37
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: I want to thank everyone who will be working the Car Show, all shifts are filled. I thank each one of you and I will get back to each one of you with more infomation as the day nears. I still need more information for the Alumni Directory. I thank those who have submitted information especially for the 70's. Also, we have alot for 60, but not enough for the other 60's classes. I need more on the 50's,80's and 90's. What I need is classmates who are in the public eye, such as attorney's, entertainment field, artists, football, baseball, basketball,soccer,track, actors/actress, etc.... They have extended me a few more days on this directory, so please get me the information by May 4th. All you can send will really help me. Thank you all......
Loretta, Can you get Cougartown in the book as a place for all alumni from HHS to hook up with each other and stay in touch? Just a thought......

Name: Petey Smith () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 10:49:06
E-Mail: Oregon the Wet Dream
Maiden: Smith
Class: 72
City and State: salem
Message: John is Green Farms with their great sandwiches still there? Also Kell I finally got that line off my forehead from those wonderful bathing caps we HAD to wear years ago. Once after a swim lesson we went to get our hair cut and the stylist thought I had some sort of brain surgery scar. Who's idea was it anyway thinking pool drains all over would suffer if we didn't cram the pony tail into that little cap with the chin strap??Good thing, we would rather body womp at 26 any day.
Petey, No, Green Farms has been gone for about 10 years. I loved to just walk by that place as I'd gain a pound or two just from the aroma.

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 10:25:40
Class: 52/97
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Marilyn Wisham Ross: Your sister and I were contemporaries for one year. My graduation year was 1943 - then off to WWII. Please give her my regards. I'm sure she must have been that cute freshman I never got to know. Karen: A belated happy birthday! I know now why you are so nice - you're a Taurus!!!! Love to all, HCH
Harry, I'm only going to ask you one more time, then you'll be staying after school clapping erasers for the next 3 days. OK here goes. Do you know the whereabouts of Mrs Bodes, principal and teacher from Ramona school? I thought maybe she might be in your retired teachers group. Thanks

Name: Mo () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 10:11:19
Maiden: Trott
Class: 64
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: KELLEY: I'm sorry, I gave you the wrong information on Tommy's. What I gave you is Tomboy's Famous Chiliburgers on Manhattan Beach Blvd (also very good!). There are 22 Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgers still open, in various locations. Here is a number you (and John) can call that list all locations. The number is (213)389-1682. The original is at 2575 Beverly Blvd. (Beverly & Rampart). Hope you get a chance to go. Another GREAT place to try is called The Apple Pan at 10801 Pico Blvd., Westwood (I think) (310)475-3585. It's been there for over 50 years. There's just a U shaped counter and you have to wait for a seat, and it's well worth it. You have to try the Hickory Burger, Fries and a piece of Apple Pie....hummmm good! BTW, have you ever been to the Blue Heron Inn in Coos Bay? Great apple pie!!!! What ever you do, ENJOY! MYTMO

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 09:10:06
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
City and State: Keno, Oregon (ontheriver)
Message: Hi Nora, Good to see you found Cougartown. How the ---- are ya ? JB, Nora was at my John's 60th party, remember? Hey Nora, check out the Wine Country Weekend pictures, John and I went, and had a ball. Our HS alumni are the best!

Name: Loren Heath () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 03:18:38
Class: 64
City and State: Anaheim
Message: Hey Gang!!! "the Kid" is back on line. I sure missed you all at the VFW breakfast, but I'm sure you all had a good time "stompin the grapes".
Rumor has it Judy's feet are still purple. Hey Judy I still have some "GREEN" food coloring to tone it down a bit.

Hey Loren, Glad you're back and we'll all see you next month at the VFW breakfast. The reason Judy's feet are purple is she was trying to steal a bottle of Gordon Bell's homemade wine (Gordo Red) by slipping the neck under her garter. Well, you guessed it, it slipped out, hitting the floor and.....well.......that stuff is like tattoo ink. Her feet will be purple for months.

Name: Mo () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 01:08:20
Maiden: threeguesses
Class: 64
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: KELLEY, The nearest Tommy's that I know of is at Manhattan Beach Blvd and Aviation. On the south side of Manhattan Beach Blvd, just west of Aviation. When are you coming to The City Of Good Neighbors and for how long?

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 00:46:02
Class: 66/84
City and State: LEIGH, NEBRASKA
Message: Hey John was that party at Mr. Mannion's at 2 am or 3 am? Sloey
Ah Yes, you're a sick sick puppy Sloey.

Name: sherri patrick () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 00:34:35
Message: Great Site!! Went to school in Grants Pass, Oregon and Casa Grande Arizona with Beverly Adams who graduated Hawthorne 1959. Help! We were best friends and lost contact after 1960. Anyone know her or have any information regarding her?

Name: Christine Baird () on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 00:09:28
Maiden: Chris Penny
Class: 76
City and State: Round Rock, TX
Message: Clark Millman! I see you finally found Cougartown. Glad to see you did! How have you been?

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 23:56:44
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: HARRY PLOTKIN I seem to remember you saying you graduated from Washington High. What year was that? My sister graduated from Washington in 1945.

Name: kelley () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 22:58:53
Maiden: currie
Class: 67
City and State: coos bay Or
Message: Hey thanks Judy (rowdy queen) for the tips, did ya notice my new (actually one of many) emails. no place to go . is the Pizza Show still there. At least 26 is still around. Leaving on a jet plane tomorrow. see ya
Yes, the Pizza Show, Fosters, and Chips are still here.

Name: Lisa () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 22:34:58
Maiden: Graham
Class: 67
City and State: Ramona, CA
Message: Kelley, I am really looking forward to spending sometime with you. The spa is wonderful and it is going to be great. I have thought of that bar on Haw. Blvd. lately, I am trying to remember things in Haw and my life in HS and I tell you it is just not happening. I really do remember my Dad's gas station on Inglewood and Rosecrans - I know my brother had some type of hot car they use to race on Hawthorne Blvd and he ended up going to jail due to having so many speeding tickets and losing his license for life, which he got back by getting hired on at the railroad. Having a party on l32nd street and the police raiding the place (no names mentioned). Oh those days. Kelley kiss the sand for me at 26th street. Hope everyone is fine - see you on the 20th. Lisa

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 22:23:07
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: Louise St. George - Your post made me cry. Honey, I'm so sorry for your loss. God Bless you for loving your pet as much as a human. I have a 13 or 14 yr old dog. Sometimes I reach down and touch her to make sure she's still breathing. I've had her longer than my 2 kids. I love this dog and will miss her deeply when she is gone. But we always have our memories.
Louise, have a photograph of your dog enlarged, framed and placed in a prominent place in your home. You'll feel better.
Betty Kean-Rodriguez

Name: Karen () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 20:14:48
E-Mail: 39 and holding
Maiden: Hare
Class: 66
City and State: Anaheim, Ca
Message: Thanks to my sons and all of you Cougars for the B'day wishes and greeting cards this week.
Angel K

Name: Anita Young () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 19:59:27
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Shelly, Shelly, Shelly...your memory is just too good! Yes, I remember Richard giving us all a hard time that night! Anyone know the whereabouts of Paulette DesRosiers? Those were the days, huh? Also, call him Harry, girl!
And Terrie...yeah, I used to live right across the street from the "Big T"...Thrifimart! And, in their shopping area, was Aloha Drugs! Yep, cheapest candy in town. Every Friday, when I'd get my allowance, that's where I'd be...buying candy...maybe that's why I'm so wide now! ha! ha!
And nobody should feel ashamed of being upset by a pet dying. I had to put a cat I had for 13 years to sleep a few years back to put him out of his misery. I still sometimes think of him and cry. Hey, it's only human! Sometimes pets are better than people are...unconditional love!

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 19:57:00
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Sheesh! I haven't had time to logon to feedback since the End of March and now it will be the beginning of May before I'm caught up! Hello everyone! Hope the wine country tour was a success, I was up in the bay area on business that weekend and only got as far north as Vallejo, but I was thinking about you all.
Mike Aceves, you mentioned Pauline Poticia and boy did that bring back memories. She was part of a group of gals I hung out with at Dana. It was Pauline, Johnnie Sue Anderson, Sharon Longworth, Carmela Montagna and myself. As fate would have it, Pauline was the first and only person I ever got into a fight with. I believe she slugged me once or twice and I reciprocated. We were both promptly hauled into Mr. Ziff's office where we ended up bawling our eyes out and hugging because we really were friends and didn't truly intend to hurt one another. Mr. Ziff was absolutely amazed, I guess he was used to "tougher" young ladies then we were. Our little group went our separate ways after Dana but I never forgot how much I needed them during that time in my life. So if you find Pauline, tell her I said hello and hope all is well with her.

Name: Terrie Kostiszak () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 19:38:15
Maiden: Kostiszak
Class: 83
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: Nora Colucci? Are you related to Terry and Jamie Colucci of Hawthorne? They lived right behind my house when I lived on 126th street!

Name: Chuck Kelley () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 19:23:41
Class: 1985
Message: Hello- Just wanted to tell you that I posted some photos of Brian Wilson and Al Jardine (of the Beach Boys) from my mothers 1962 HHS yearbook at my website.
In the next week, I'll be posting more pictures. Please feel free to take a look.
Chuck Kelley

Hi Chuck, Thanks and who's your mom?

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 18:53:41
Class: 52/97
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: To Sheree and other interested alumni: I spoke to Mr. Mannion on the phone yesterday and he said it would be ok to post his address and e-mail.
Peter Mannion
4806 Narrot St.
Torrance, CA 90503
Give him a shout!!
Shelly Tomlinson Stone: WHAT is this "Mr. Plotkin thing"?
Love to all, HCH

Name: PAT BUSH () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 18:23:15
Class: 80
City and State: BUENA PARK

Name: Ron Dickson () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 18:03:28
Class: 67
City and State: Norco, Ca
Message: Gary, Going snipe hunting at Havasu, The Kings did it again. Read all the news by Monday.

Name: Mike Mc Cann () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 17:22:33
Class: 1980
City and State: Moreno Valley, CA.
Message: Shelly, I believe Tony lives in Canyon Lake now, in fact I think the majority of the Zac family lives there now, though I haven't personally seen Tony in many many years. Richard, you may not remember myself, my brother Chuck and I used to setup and breakdown the equipment for Eclipse. We used to live on the street facing Tony and Gina's house, Eucalyptus Ave. off 138 st.

Name: Mike Mc Cann () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 17:12:32
Class: 1980
City and State: Moreno Valley, Ca
Message: Hi Shelly, Yes, I was Nick's neighbor for several years,(pending adventure right next door), another segment of life with many great stories. Some of which you are well aware of. How is everybody?, Nick, Bobby, your sister, Marcella, Dorothy, etc.. This site is just great, as you are able to revisit so many snapshots of life while at HHS and prior to. Thanks for the inquiry Shelly.

Name: Nora Colucci Schultz () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 16:44:46
Maiden: Colucci
Class: 1956
Message: Thanks for taking the time.
Hi Nora, Thanks for checking in.

Name: Shelly Stone () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 16:05:25
Maiden: Tomlinson
Class: 1978
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: Hey Richard Dines, I don't think you know me, but do you remember my husband "Brad Stone"? He sang with Russell & Tony (turn on the wayback machine!!) Where are those 2 now?????

Name: Shelly Stone () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 15:57:57
Maiden: Tomlinson
Class: 1978
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: Hi Mike McCann, were you once Nick Mungarro's neighbor? Do you remember me? Hey Anita, thanks for clarifying the Mr. Plotkin thing, I was wondering myself!! To Mrs. Tom Frankforter, I think I remember your husband. Is he Georgie's brother? They were neighbors with the Rosauer's back in jr. high days. Also, I worked with (Lee) many years back. I want to go on and on and on. Someone mentioned Richard DesRosiers, Paulette's older brother. I remember him causing lots of trouble at her slumber party in 73??? This is just too much fun!

Name: kelley () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 15:32:39
Maiden: currie
Class: 67
City and State: coos bay,ore by the ocean
Message: Thanks john, Does anyone know the name of the bar on Haw. Blvd, that has the best burgers, the only condiment is onion, wonderful sweet onions.
Hey Elizabeth, lets try to get a group picture of all we can find on 133rd. Robin are you in for this? Marsha can come too.

Sorry Kelley, but Sams Place is gone too.

Name: Terrie Kostiszak () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 15:04:41
Maiden: Kostiszak
Class: 83
City and State: Portland Oregon
Message: Oh my Gosh Gina Black, what a great memory you have, we did have a huge room in the back yard and my mom did lots of sewing back then so she probably let us play with her left over fabric! I remember the bikes also, with the banana seats, I thought I was soo cool, and when I got the pink and white basket in the front I thought I was cooler, too funny to think of that now. Thanks for the info on Tom Rice, I would love his address, will remind you at Xmas time. I remember also walking down the railroad tracks and collecting coke bottles, then taking them to Aloha Drugs and getting money for them then buying TONS of candy at Aloha Drugs, the railroad tracks were behind that place, do you remember that place. Take Care Gina!!! Hope your turtles are doing good!!

Name: kelley () on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 13:54:08
Maiden: currie
Class: 67
City and State: coos bay,ore by the ocean
Message: Not many people posting lately. where is everyone. well i'm packing for my trip to (i hope) sunny hawthorne. since you can't get a pinks parade going. does anyone want to meet at tommy's on haw blvd. they used to have the best burgers in haw. or i'll meet anyone for a wheat-grass at your nearest health food store. If all else fails I'm sure to show up at two six. I'll send you all loving vibes when i get there. bye bye for now, kell
Kelley, Tommys is, and has been, history for decades. There're a few of them still around, but I'll be dogged if I know the closest one. They were good too.

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