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Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 12:19:40
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg,OR
Message: Raymond dear, that place hasn't been Farrell's for a long time now. And, hey, give me a break, you live a lot closer to Lloyd Center than I do! I'm in Newberg, Remember? I'm not driving 35 to 40 miles for ice cream! Some things, yes, but not ice cream! But....if I'm ever around P-town and you want to treat, well....that's a different story altogether, the way, how was the air show, bud? Sunday, I heard the Blue Angels all the way over here! Awesome!

Name: Raymond Smith () on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 11:17:55
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland,OR
Message: Anita, anita, ANITA! Haven't you been around? If you look closer you'll notice we TOO have a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor, ah, sort of. It's called the Portland Ice Cream Parlor and it's located a few blocks away from Loyled Center. I knew a guy who was related to my ex-wife who almost became co-owner and it started right here in Portland, OR before moving on to CA. The name has change but the atmosphere is the same (almost) but man, plenty of yummies. Go check it out. I remember the old Farrell's in Torrance and I remember it changed to "Eat at Ed's". That was the coolest restaurant I've ever been too. How did they go out of business? They couldn't of been in $$$ trouble could they? I remember waiting for an hour OUTSIDE just to get in to that place. Now what is it called? I can't remember the restaurant next to it but the Mexican restaurant had some awesome Margarita that has like 31 flavors. Miss that place. Was it called Casa Maria? Had another chain restaurant in Playa del Rey.

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 00:06:57
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Gina Peck Black! so good to see you again, dear heart! I love people who are as wacky and sick joke wise as I am...let's me know I'm not alone in the world!LOL!
I know what you mean about the caca cows off of 15. My mom lives in Sun City and when me, hubby and my daughter, Cassie, went to see her in 1998, we had to go by that disgusting smell on the way to her house! I thought I was going to gag on a meal I had 2 days before, it was so bad, so yeah, your friend Dee is definitely out there ( finally, someone who makes me seem sane!) I wish I would of known there was a Farrell's out that way, though.
The last time I was at a Farrells' was the goodbye party that my brother and a bunch of our mutual friends threw for me and my then boyfriend, Drew Shryock ( Aviation High) right before we moved to Oregon in 1980. It was the one on Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance, which I hear is no longer there ( Bummer!) I spoke of my friends, Carla Pasch and Marcia Wells earlier in feedback...well, that was the last time I saw them was at my goodbye Farrells' party. There was like 20 of us, all we all had the MJ munchies and we ordered those hot fudge mountains, (or were they called volcanoes?) and a bunch of banana splits...hell, so much stuff, it was insane! We all got so loud and silly, yelling out to the waiters and all "More nuts, more cherries, more bananas, etc. We were by far the loudest group there! We even drowned out a birthday party there and a few people who ate their hog troughs and were on their chairs oinking (remember how they used to make you do that when you ordered and finished one of those?)
Ah Farrells....not a whole lot that got much more fun and fattening and all that. But who cares about the calories, huh? John, pass the spoon on that Cherry Garcia, bud! =)~


Name: Gina Black Peck () on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 22:44:11
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Hey, I lived on Stacy Street, too!! I lived at 5106 in a white house with aqua blue trim. I knew the Fernandez's. Norm, and Eric. I seem to remember the family moving to Dallas? Somewhere east of Hawthorne Blvd. and they left Norm here. I hope he checks in soon, I'd like to catch up with him!
Anita, darling, I'm glad I can make you chuckle. No, I'm not a vet, but a former Executive Secretary turned dog groomer! I have a small household zoo and a dog grooming business.
I want to toss out a BIG thank you to the Coug who left feedback about the Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Temecula.
I drove down to San Diego to pick up my new bunny's cage, with my crazy friend Dee, and the deal was we could go back on the 15 if we could stop at Farrell's. Dee likes to take the 15 because she likes the smell of the caca cows. She actually rolls down the windows, sticks her head out of the car, inhales deeply and yells, "I love you caca cows! I love you my angels!" So, now you know why I think she is crazy. But, the hot fudge nutty, nutty was a delight.

Man, I'm glad you brought that up Gina. I forgot I've got a quart of "Cherry Garcia" in the freezer. Later Cougs!!!

Name: Janet Burkett () on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 22:40:13
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo
Message: Hey Dennis, Thanks for the info on the Stacy Street crowd. Can't wait to see Gary and Bucky again. Also, the great lead on Larry P. Have been looking for him for a long time. Although I didn't live there while at HHS, I spent a whole lot of time at Fred's parents: 5111 Stacy. What a great neighborhood that was! Look forward to seeing anyone from the ole "hood" at cruise night.

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 22:09:11
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Hi John, 2nd row, 7th person, is our own HHS classmate and good buddy, Linda Jones Reynolds. only one that I could guess!
YES!!! Thanks Loretta.... Is that Gary Lendennie too on the bottom row next to Dennis C.? How about Paula Leake; 3rd row, 3rd from left

Name: Denny () on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 19:26:41
Maiden: get serious
Class: 55
City and State: Del Aire
Message: Seems like everyone lived on Stacy street at one time or another. George Dion (HHS54) lived there but now lives a couple of blocks from me next to where the Beach Boys used to practice in the garage. Lee Leanord lives right next to Stacy now behind HHS and he is still a sprint car driver although his car was mortally wounded recently at Perris (a few barrel roll's and a splat). All was lost except the Donovan motor (580 horses) and misc. parts. Lots of cougs finding this site. I see one of the neatest ladies that I know from HHS (Jimmie Lee Rowe) just attached herself to the email list.
Yeah, it looks like Stacy is now the coolest street in Hawthorne. Lee, sorry about turning the sprint car into garage sale memorabilia. Nice to save the Donovan though huh.
Denny, hope to see you, Lee and Norma Jean on Cruise night........

Name: Dennis Campbell () on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 17:45:30
Class: 61
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca.
Message: Hey JB1 & JB2, here is the e-mail address we have been looking for! Guess where I found it????
On good old Cougartown class of 1963, Gary Mykkanen,
Gary will join us all at Fosters, Saturday night August 5th along with Bucky Beaver, yes Pat Burris. Well holy smokes, I wonder if anybody else will show up off Stacy Street! JB2, Gary said you could find Larry by checking with Frank P he still lives in Hawthorne.
Later guys and you're Welcome! Sunday was a blast!!!
You forgot Rocky

Hey Dennis, Thanks for the info, but I think someone said that's a bogus email address. I guess we can try it. We forgot Rocky ON PURPOSE!!

Name: Dennis Lord () on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 16:45:27
Class: 63
City and State: El Segundo, Ca.
Message: Just retired as of 14 July 2000.
Hey Dennis, Glad you found the site.

Name: Joe Webber () on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 07:53:05
Class: 70
City and State: Nashville TN
John, wanted to let you and the others know, in May of '97, I saw Scott Laidlaw here in Nashville. It was at some sports bar event for the NFL. He had ( has ) his own construction firm here and I talked to him for a little while. He said ( at the time ), that his brother Steve might be moving here also. Have not talked to him since. Sooo...he STILL could be here but I'm not sure. Just thought I'd let you know. Also, a quick hello to SEAN RAMEY,....uh...that's if you remember me SEAN!

Thanks Joe for the info.

Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 02:53:43
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Well look who dropped in for a little visit last night. It's Linda Jones Reynolds and Dan Dye, both HHS 62ers. Great to see you both. Here, I'm showing Dan how to apply the old "sleeper" hold. Although it looks very painful in the picture, I was very careful not to hurt the big guy. Thanks folks for coming by, and thanks to Linda's hubby, Rick, for taking the picture.

Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 02:01:01
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Here's a 5th grade picture from York School in 1955. That means these are class of 1962 people, but not necessarily HHSers. Can anyone help identify these funny looking little kids? Good Luck.....

Name: Rich Haffke () on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 23:34:59
Class: 75
City and State: Sparks, NV.
Message: Big thanks to the "" conglomerate for getting my t-shirts to me in time for Hot August Nights.
I remember spending time at Melody Music in the mid 70's as my friend (Paul Meacham) played drums in a christian rock band with one of the salesmen that worked there. I HAD to have a Fender Stratocaster (Ritchie Blackmore fanatic) and it took 2 months of hard earned part time wages on lay-a-way installments to buy a 76 Strat...Still have it too.

Hey Rich, Glad you received your shirts and have a great time at Hot August Nights. Maybe next year for me.

Name: Jill Heider () on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 22:01:10
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 77
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: What a great page! Alot of time and effort obviously went into this. My sister informed me about this website, and I can hardly wait to look up old classmates.
Thank you for letting me take a look at my past.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 19:48:33
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Well, been back from vacation for about a week. Been catching up on work, and feedback since. If there's one thing to say about our Cougs up in Oregon and Washington-YOU'VE GOT IT MADE (at least weather-wise) I left 70-80 degrees up north and came back to the 120 blast furnace. I gotta re-aclimate myself all over again. Any of you northern Cougs that are into real estate, I may need your help in a few years. Then to top it off, Jack Young was passing through and stopped by my work to chat. Couldn't spend a whole lot of time together, but it was great seeing an old friend.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 18:22:18
Class: 66/84
City and State: REDODNDO BEACH, CA
Message: WOW! What a great time. I sent out emails last night to all who were in the class of 66 about the reunion today. What a turn out, it was great. I won't tell you all the people that came, pictures to follow. We had such a great time. We missed a few of you I know work schedules last minute stuff, and gee Sharon after making all that fuss at only being in Long Beach, or were you the blonde in the bikini or what was suppose to be a bikini. Anyway what a great time. Keith write sometime.

Yeah it must have been a great time. I actually went at the last minute, but when I saw all the 66ers (musta been 75 or 80) outside of PG's, I just drove on. Thanks Jim for keeping the class together and I know who I'd vote for, for class of 66 reunion leader. YOU Big Guy. Thanks again......

Name: Reuel Callahan () on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 18:10:47
Class: 65
City and State: Westlake Village, Ca.
Message: Mary Pino,
Sorry I didn't use your married name but I didn't remember it (OLD AGE). Yes I am the same Reuel from St. Joe's. Gosh it is so good hearing from you. St. Joe's was many years ago and if I am not mistaking we went to St. Joe's together all 8 yrs and then 4 yrs at Hawthorne. Good hearing from you. Thanks again John another lost friend.

I never tire of hearing it Reuel.......enjoy

Name: Anita Young () on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 15:15:51
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: I just had hernia surgery last Friday and I can't do a whole lot but lay around and eat pain meds and do light duty with my daughter, Cassie. My husband took care of her mostly over the weekend, though. What I did was to lay on my futon and with this WebTV thing ( perfect couch potato internet for recovering from surgery), went and started from page one on this feedback section. I did this for several see if there was anyone who came into feedback but didn't register on the alumni list that I might want to get in touch with ( and there were several) and to just see everyone's memories. I also found out that one of the people who's memories I liked the most, Keith D. Jones, is a cousin of someone I have wanted to find for a long time now, Carla Pasch. She moved to Rolling Hills right after our 9th grade year.
Carla and I met each other at Juan Cabrillo school in 6th grade. She had this really cool house that had not only a swimming pool, but a koi fish pond too. She lived in the Holly Glen area. Me, Carla, and her friend from Lawndale, Marcia Wells, used to go horseback riding too. Carla and Marcia had their horses at the Tee-Pee corral. We used to have so much fun horseback riding and having impromptu swimming parties at Carla's house. Me, Carla, Marcia, Leslie Chapin, Valerie Rosauer, Marilyn Horn, Shelly Tomlinson, Ibett Irizarri, Lauren Bryan, Teri Painter, Debbie Araujo, just to name a few of the gals, Norm Field, Robert Kattan, Larry Dion, Ron Stone, to name some of the guys. Me, Val and Marilyn have gotten together this year. We just found Teri here in feedback the other day. Does anyone know the whereabouts of any of those other people I named?
And, for you Cabrillo people....remember the teachers Julie Haratsuka, who was Japanese and taught us about Japan and had our whole classroom decorated in Japanese stuff and she and her relatives made us an authentic Japanese meal and we all sat on the floor on those mats? And what about Alice Marshall, who read cool stories to us out loud like the Hobbit, and had her hippie like friends show us how to do tye-dye and they'd come to class with their acoustic guitars and sing us folk songs? Those were some good ol' times over there in that area of Hawthorne, memories I'll cherish for a lifetime. I'm only on page 85 of the old feedback so far. I think I came in on like page 215. I have a long way to go, so I better go and catch up!

Thanks Anita, I'm glad you're getting lots out of the feedback. As time goes on, there're lots of clues to *friendships past* in the forest of feedback pages.

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 14:09:35
Maiden: Old Codger
Class: 52/97
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: John: I would like to echo everything that Judy said so well. You have really touched countless lives in a positive way. Kathy and I dearly love being included with you wonderful Cougars. Also, because of CT I have heard from many former students and I love it. Just the other day I heard from a year 2000 graduate who saw my e-mail on feedback. He was in several classes I substituted. John, there really aren't enough superlatives to attach to your name. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
PS Your "statuatory lunch" comment to Jim was priceless!
Love to all, HCH

You are welcome Harry. It HAS been a great year and people like you and Kathy have been the cream in the Cougartown coffee. Thank you so much for joining in and becoming a good friend, as you, Kathy, Janet, and a few others have only added to my quality of life this past year. Of course LeeRoy has brought that average right back down to normal again, so there you go. Good luck on the 5th Harry and we'll see you and Kathy on cruise night.

Name: Jeanne Burk Carrillo () on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 13:40:46
Class: 69
City and State: Carlsbad, CA
Message: Hi All, been awhile since I dropped in. Working too hard lately. Just read Max Mardel comment about Scott Laidlaw. Scott, his brother Steve and sisters Chris and Ruth Ann lived just a few doors from my grandmothers on 119th Place and Isis. Scotts parents passed on quite some time ago and I think the only one living in the house now is Ruth Ann, the youngest daughter. The last I heard Scott was living in Texas. He went to work for the Dallas team after he quit playing. I know he is an architect. Good luck. It's been years since I actually saw Scotty. To Tina Ferguson.... When do we send you the final payment for the Nov. cruise? Later.

Name: Judy Degrazia Blomsterber () on Monday, July 24, 2000 at 09:40:21
Maiden: thanksforthememories
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well John Boy. If memory serves me, it's been just 1 short year since July 21~THE VERY FIRST CRUISE NIGHT...and the first time we met you in person. And all I can say is that because of you & Janet, a few of us have had our lives changed forever. A lot of us have found old freinds and past flames and/or made new ones. I can't think of anyone that's had such a profound impact on so many lives in just one short year. The picnics, the breakfasts, the parties, the crazy emails, wine country, cruise nights, pink's runs, oh ya..Maui and the weddings. Thanks big guy..we all owe you one. (don't go there John) WE LOVE YOU JOHN BOY!!! YOU'RE THE KING. Happy 1 year CRUISE NIGHT anniversary. Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg.. aka Tilly Noodleman.. married lady. (hey..I heard that!)
Thanks Judy and Janny for becoming great friends as it's been a real ride this last year huh. I've made bunches of new friends and reunited with many more. Gosh it's been a party from cruise nights to hanging out with HCH and "Our Miss Brooks" to all the new people that have found THEIR old friends. Yes, and the rekindled high school sweetheart relationships, engagements and Maui Weddings. It's going to be hard to top this last year of my life. I couldn't have imagined how it would've turned out, and still more and more Cougs, Olympians, Lancers, Warriors, Eagles, Cardinals, Comets, Mustangs, Seahawks, Monarchs, Sentinels, etc. are finding the city limits of Cougartown every day. This next year promises to be even better, so no one wander too far from the outskirts. Thanks Judy. . . . . .

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 17:03:41
Class: 66/84
City and State: wahoo, ne
Message: OK, Sharon since you can handle the responsibility, the organizing committee has met, the selection has been made, its all set. Sharon you are in charge of one little aspect of the event, PARKING. Ok all class of 66 folks, tomorrow, 11:30 at P.G. Weaver's, Hermose Beach on Hermosa Way, South of Pier. East side of the street, yellow building, 12-2, no host bar, etc. Get your dogs early and we can walk to the beach and hang out. Bring sun screen etc. See ya there don't miss this one. Oh and SINCE SOME OF YOU CLAIMED NOT TO HAVE BEEN INVITED TO OUR 30TH, WHAT A PARTY THAT WAS, its also our 30th too. John pick me up! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT LEAST WHILE I AM RUNNING THE SHOW! FRASER? HAVEN'T HEARD FROM YOU! JIM SLOEY REUNION CHAIRMAN CLASS OF 1966 THROUGH JULY 24, 2000, ONLY! LENTS I SAID YOU COULD REALLY HIT 'EM!
Man, I wish I could but you little 66 weenees were only in the 8th grade when we were seniors. I wouldn't want to get busted for "statuatory lunch".
Thanks again for dinner on Friday night. Janet and I had a great time. . . . . .

Name: Mary Della Hoxie () on Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 01:50:34
Maiden: Pino
Class: 65
City and State: cerritos, ca
Message: Is this Ruell from St. Joseph's that I went to school with?

Name: Robert Ogden () on Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 23:34:37
Class: 66
City and State: LOng Beach CA
Message: Thank you Sharon Moore for telling me about this site it is great. I am sorry that I do not remember you, or most of you on the list. There are a lot of names that look very familiar. Actually I graduated from Whittier HS in '66, my family moved from Hawthorne in '64, so I was able to be a Cougar for only 2 years. I did go to Washington and Hawthorne Intermediate. Does anybody know what happened to Mr. Williams? I had him for Art and Fencing. John Graham, I am looking for too. Thanks for all the memories people. I lived on 129th and Hawthorne BL. and all of the old pictures and your names bring the memories back.

Name: Les Johnson () on Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 22:06:15
Class: 1963
City and State: Memphis, Tenn.
Message: First of all I would like to thank all the folks who have worked so hard in putting this website together. Now hi to all my old HHS friends!! If someone would have told me 10yrs ago that I would leave Calif. and move to Memphis, I would have said that they should be drug tested! But go figure, here I am in the land of Elvis and loving it. I play golf with the King every week (don't let that out). I am a airline Captain (they can train anyone) so I get to travel alot. I am hoping to fly out west for one of the HHS parties, they really look like a gooooood time. Through your website I am back in touch with so many good friends and I thank you again. Just got back in touch with Jim Reale. I talk and have had lunch with my very best friend Sandy Peppers/Cooper because of you guys. Ray, Bob, Pam, Marsha, Barbara, George, Sandy, please keep writing. I have some great stories that I will save for next time. Being a virgin at writing you, I want you to respect me in the morning so I am making my first Cougar note short. Bye, Les Johnson
PS Would love to hear from anyone.

Hey Les, Thanks for adding to the feedback.

Name: Art La Mere () on Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 17:11:01
Class: 73
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Message: Boy you get away from the computer for a short time and look at the pages of feedback... Anyway I was in the state of California two weeks ago to move my wifes grandfather to Iowa (have to keep everyone happy) I found out the one thing that I don't miss is the brown grass and all the cars. anyway John keep up the fine work and god bless you for all you have done for Cougartown.
Art La Mere

Thanks Art....

Name: Sharon Leach () on Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 16:44:49
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Whaaaaat! I cry foul. Go off-line for 24 hours and someone nominates you as chairperson! Now I know I'm a really lucky person, but Jim, I checked page 234 and couldn't find a single reference to this little contest. Isn't there a committee that was nominated many moons ago to handle class reunions? I nominate Dave Chauncey. After all, he's still at Hawthorne High and is the most logical. Or possibly you, Jim, I think you'd be a great chairperson and do a terrific job! After all, you appear to be well organized, have a great sense of humor, and I'm sure you have good sense of business to get us a great deal on a location. I'd even be willing to help. Yep, that's the ticket. I think you're the perfect person. What about the rest of you 66'ers? What do you think.
Don't want to step on Dave's toes but I think Jim is a great choice for Class of 1966 reunion team captain. Whattayasay Jim??

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