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Name: Patti Smith () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 18:43:15
Maiden: Smith
Class: 68
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: To Dale Hahlbeck Jr.: I confess, that was me. But after 40 years, I think the statute of limitations has run out. How is your uncle George? My brother Bob would really love to get in contact with him. George is the one who got Bob into surfing, and now he shapes and builds custom boards. Is there some way we can get those two in contact?

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 17:11:34
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Zorry, Mom and I were on our way to The House of Blues but had to stop by Foster's to say hi to all the great Cougars from years gone by. We had so much fun we never made it to Hollywood. Mom was so happy to see all of you. Of course her favorite is handsome Robin Hood. She was brought to tears by so many friendly people and almost everyone had something nice to say about her daughters, and her son. (Thanks guys, the checks are in the mail....) I love my CTown T. I've not worn much else since Sat. nite! I love all you guys. Have a great final month of Summer. Catch ya all at Homecoming! OH! P.S. to Mo, your choc. cake is Heavenly! And to Holly Hollingsworth, You are still so beautiful. How do you do that?

Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 16:08:51
Maiden: not Craig
Class: 75
City and State: YL CA
Message: I Know I Flaked on Cruise Night had to deal with reality, plus Klingenhagen wasn't going so .... But did I see DALE CRAIG in those pics??? So the Dale's were represented?!! DC (Shadow) wuz up!
Big Mac sorry I missed ya dude. Try to e-mail ya but e-mail was wrong e-mail me!
DC and MM at the same venue..and I missed it!
Also, someone e-mailed me about dropping me on my head when I was a baby at my Grandmas' house on 123rd street.....Please contact me ...I think I have a lawsuit somehow (explains my flat spot on my head too!)
ttfn Cougs, looks like I missed a great time
Rock Steady...H1

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 15:51:26
Class: 1958
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: Great cruise night!! Hey I`m really excited to see all the 50`s people starting to show up! Great to see Ray Shelley write in . One of the most solid citizens to ever attend HHS! I take great pride in having him for a good friend. Thanks to CT we have hooked up again! Thank you John! Really a fun Sat. night. Thanks to all, Wayne, our great CT ambassador & Donna, Robin for the Ramona flashbacks, Norv, Jerry Sloan, Optimist club short stop, always a tuff out, say hi to Gail when you see her, Ken Huthmaker, Jeane Musgrave, Marilyn Ross, & Millie Roberts. You are right on Ray, she still has that beautiful smile & hasn`t changed at all since 58, one of the lucky one`s. Judy B. I have to apoligize for only buying you one burger. You must have been weak from hunger the rest of the night?? I repeat, they say you can never go back! How wrong they are! If you don`t believe me just take a ride with John B. It`s the best bargain in the country! Try it! Buster Browns dog? That`s my dog Tide, he lives in there too?? My Aunt took me down to Hollywood to see that radio show when I was a kid, but I don`t remember for sure? John, hope that bike ride comes together? Thanks again to all, had a great time. I wouldn`t walk a mile for a Camel, but I`d drive 500 miles any day for a Cougar!!! See ya soon. TB from AZ
Hey Tom, Glad you made it down. It's always fun when a fellow Chevy guy shows for Cruise Night. Hope to see you for Homecoming too. The bike ride, we'll work on. Thanks again man, you have the spirit.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 14:50:18
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: CHRISTINE, according to the Local Legends site I mentioned earlier, Baby Daphne was a good witch. There is a small write up on her under lost & found.
And yeah John I "get it"!

Name: Tom Buckingham () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 13:28:12
Class: 1964
City and State: Clovis, CA
Message: It sounds like another great Cougar Party at Fosters Freeze. Thanks for sharing the experience. It was just to flaming hot in the Central Valley to begin a four hour drive to the southland. Since my little 1967 - 912 Porsche Coupe is not air conditioned, 103 degrees without it is just too much to handle. Glad to hear you all had a good time. C-ya Cougars!
Maybe in February at the next Cruise Night. Thanks Tom....

Name: Linda Farrow () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 11:53:14
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: To Lori Padelford ~ it was really nice to meet you at Cruise Night Saturday, thank god someone other than ourselves, Gilbert Manriquez '81, Marion Jaikowski '82, Melinda Carter '81 and my daughter Kasey class of 2003 and Gilberts son Evan class of 2004 were there. Wish more would come down to these get togethers! There fun you guys, come and show some Cougar spirit!!
Gilbert and I couldn't stay to long we had other plans going on but really enjoyed the time we were there with everyone. Thanx John for a great turn out!

Yes this one was the best yet, and they just keep getting better. Really folks, it doesn't matter when you graduated. We all have HHS in common and there's plenty to talk about.

Name: Judy Chown () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 11:04:58
Message: I graduated from Leuzinger in 1964, however, I was in the Hawthorne Youth Band for several years. You have brought back great memories, thanks.

Hey Judy, Thanks for the shout and please feel free to chime in anytime, or inquire about anyone. We all grew up in the same place.

Name: Christine Baird () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 02:39:48
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
City and State: Round Rock TX
Message: Sherree Klingenhagen...Baby Daphne was the "Witch"? The name "Baby Daphne" is ringing a bell but not as the "Witch". I could be wrong though. Can anyone else help clear my confusion? Thanks. I am really baffled now...but what else is new!

Name: Sally Hoyt () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 00:44:05
Maiden: Barr
Class: 1973
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: John, what a great website! A fellow cougar graduate from 1973 told me about Cougartown and I had so much fun reading over the feedback section and also seeing that some of my favorite teachers from HHS are still alive and well! I had some great times at HHS hanging out with friends Debbie Morrow, Nancy Richardson, and Sharon Myren. Bob's Big Boy in Inglewood was always a great place to go after the football games. Terry Howse was our star running back and I think our team made it to the CIF championships, once or twice(?) This is a good place to ask any cougars out there if they know whatever happened to friends Lisa Snyder, Sheree Spivey (who introduced us to the Magic Pan crepe restaurant), and Nancy Bryan. They didn't attend the 10-year or 20-year reunions, and I'd like to know if anyone out there knows where they are now. Guess this will be one website I'll have to check a lot! Thanks again, John!
Hey Sally, Glad you found the site and I'm sure someone knows where your friends are. Stick around as it only gets better by the minute.....

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 00:22:00
Maiden: snucksomeHeavenlyChocCake.,,ThanksMo
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well, guess what Janny and I found today.. THE WINDMILL COOKIES.. remember..the ones from the 50's with the little slivers of almonds in them that mom use to put in our lunch bags.. Looks like I'll have a package for ya next Saturday Terry O'Ryan. Don't ever doubt my tenacity.. (actually, Janny found them while cruising the cookie aisle in Drug Emporium) My quest is complete.. now what do ya want me to do.. (hey, I heard that!!) Judy Wudy aka Sheudy
I want you to head up Prom Night next Summer. Judy, you are the natural choice.

Name: Sheree () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 23:12:01
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: 1975
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: To Christine Penny Baird, you are thinking of Baby Daphne, I used to watch that show all the time. One of my all time favorite tv shows's was the Winchell Mahoney show with Jerry Mahoney and Knuckle Head Smith. Sorry I couldn't make cruise night but I gave blood that day for a KLOS blood drive and it seems to get to me more the older I get but it's all for a good cause. Thanks Heather for the "I'm another year older" reminder but you will be catching up in November. I guess you'll be the youngest at the class of "75 reunion in October, but I got newer parts!

Name: Les Johnson () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 21:28:47
Class: 63
City and State: Collierville, Tn
Message: Hi Everyone, I am glad that Cruise Night III worked out so great. I had hoped to join in the fun, I was going to fly a trip into Burbank and rent a car and go cruising with yu'all (sorry I live in the south now), but the Capt that I was going to fly his trip for, was going out to see his girl friend and did not want me to fly it. I told him that I was trying to go out and see some old girl friends, but he was not impressed. I read John Rout's feedback and he said that Gary Mykkanen, Dennis Lord and Larry Husted showed up.. I have to say Mick, where in the hell have you been! You, Reale, Long and me have to get together and talk about times in Big Bear. Dennis it was great to hear from you. Ramona football, stop and go, Johnson to Lord. Gotta love it! Larry Husted, have not seen you since my wifes (class of 69) 10yr reunion, how are you and how is Christie? I also read a note from Wayne Dickey and I know that my bride of 28yrs, knows Wayne. So Wayne write Linda Johnson, "Linda Laurich Class of 69" at "" and say hi. She has only been online a short time and it would be really cool if some of her old friends would write and say hi. I get to the west coast fairly often and would love to have lunch/dinner with all my "old" friends. Please let me know how to get in touch. John, if you come to Tenn to visit your sister, maybe we could get together. It would be great. Gotta go Ya All, Keep up the good work, Les

Name: Cindy Colby () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 21:03:21
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Hey John, Thanks for the fun time at Cruise Night, I haven't been back to the big H for a long time. It was fun seeing Bob and Lisa Milazzo, Zelma Pino, Royal and Dennis Lord. Too bad we don't all have name tags, I thought I recognized others but wasn't sure. Thanks for the good time, looking forward to October.
Hey Cindy, Nice meeting you last night. I think last nights Cruise Night was the best yet. Can't wait for Homecoming either. Make you plans to be there.

Name: Lyn Neal () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 18:46:27
Maiden: Biggers
Class: 1966
City and State: Central Point, Oregon
Message: Hi, Heard from Sharon Moore that the cruise was GREAT. I now also know via Sharon how to work this feedback. So Hi, to Karen Hare, who I heard wrote me a note on here and I had no idea. Also Hi to Bill McDonald. I can't say when I'll be back to this site, would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from those h.s. years. Sharon mentioned someone was organizing some kind of a get together for folks up here in the Great Northwest, anybody know anything about that? I'm not good at small talk, some things never change. Hi, again Karen. Hope everyone is doing WONDERFULLY.
Thanks Lyn, I think Kelley knows something about it. If you Northwest Cougs get something substantial, please let me know and I'll post the particulars on the reunion page.

Name: Keith D.Jones () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 17:09:56
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: I went to Trinity Luthern from kindergarten to 2nd grade when I got expelled for wrinting my name all over the newly painted walls of the restrooms. I guess leading the school in paddelings help with the decision.
No Wonder You Got Expelled!!!! Keith, You're supposed to write ANOTHER GUYS name on the walls!!!

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 16:46:27
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: Boy the cruise nite was great! My first time back to Hawthorne in about 20 years. We cruised through El Segundo, my husbands old home town. Stopped at Woodys on Sepulveda, that's one I had forgotten about. They used to have a do-it-yourself ice cream bar, no more. Went by Hawthorne High, that's real depressing. Then went by Hawthorne Intermediate, its bigger and they have grass! Things have changed a lot. But recognized some stores still there. I went with my husband and my friend Jeanne Musgrave. I met Richard Hanson from my class of '56. We met several '58 and '59 "kids" and had a real good time talking. Although I didn't know them from before we knew some of the same people, and now they seem like old friends. Ken Huthmaker, Tom Burroughs, Millie Roberts and Jeanne, thanks for making my evening so special. It would be nice if some '54 and '55 people would come so I don't have to feel like the oldest gal there. I have found a couple of sites I thought some of you may enjoy. Oldies but Moldies Cafe, it covers 50's, 60's and 70's TV shows and music. Also Local Legends.
Thanks for being there last night Marilyn. You might have felt like the oldest gal there, but to the rest of us you were still a senior. GET IT........SENIOR.......uh, get it........never mind.....

Name: Sharon () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 16:28:53
E-Mail: MacDonald
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
City and State: Burlington, WI
Message: Looks like Cruise Night was most successful. Sorry I could not be there to join in the fun. Planning on being there in October for Homecoming. John, I know you will keep us posted on the details. To those Cougars in the upper mid-west, the Beach Boys are scheduled for concerts at the Walworth (WI) County Fair and the Sheboygan (WI) County Fair on Labor Day Weekend. Grandkids are great, you can spoil them and give them back to their parents when you are through!
Hey Sharon, Yes, I'll post the details after I know something. School is out now and I think Bob Wyler, activities director, is off on a mountain climbing expedition or something.

Name: Dewey Storie () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 16:18:28
Class: Sometimes
City and State: Canoga Park,CA
Message: Kathleen Nix Griffin, Sorry I was wasn't there for Cruise Night III, but I was out at Lake Piru looking for a nice safe spot to take Johns waterdog for a walk..John I found a safe place to walk your water dog and I have a good monofilament leash for him so he won't get away..Just let me know when I can pick him up.
Hey Dewey, I've fished Piru. Let's just say I think little Lizzy will be VERY safe there.

Name: Karen Kuehl () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 14:59:53
Maiden: Graham
Class: 59
City and State: Templeton, CA
Message: Cruise Night was sooooo much fun!! It was great seeing and meeting you all there. What a big group! I'm wearing my new Cougar shirt even as I type! Alan, you did a beautiful job on the design!! For all those who did not attend this event, you should really plan on coming to the next one. I guarantee you'll have fun!! Thanks to all for getting this get-together together!! Luvya all and it's great to be a Coug!!
Hey Karen, Thanks for coming all the way down from Templeton. It was nice to meet Pat Payne HHS59 too. Hope you can come back for Homecoming too on October 6th, and thanks for being a part of all this fun.

Name: Janet Burkett () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 14:30:15
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Hey everyone at cruise nite...great to see you all. Gary, what a nice surprise to see another of the Stacy St. bunch! Dennis and Eileen, you two are ALWAYS a kick. Terry and Judy thanks for coming and showin off that great new Vette! And, boy did my grandsons, Phillip and Wesley, have a ball! Thanks to all of you who made even the littlest feel welcome. (However, now I know why God made us parents when we were YOUNG, especially after the sugar from the chocolate dipped frostie cones kicks in!) John, they now think they're both really big stuff since getting to ride around town in ole' Kermit with you. Thanks again!

Yeah, they're both Big Riggers now boy.
Thanks to Marty and Tammy, Wes and Phillips parents, for letting them come out and play with me too.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 14:27:48
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Well we made it home without the brakes failing...
I just want to thank everyone who showed up for Cruise Night. Michael and I had a blast! Even though Patty V and I graduated in the same class, it was really great to actually MEET her and sister Cynthia but the highlight of my evening was chatting with Momma V! Those Valencias are a magical, fun group of women!
Biker Scum Mike McClain arrived at Foster's in Style. Nice bike too!
Dewey Storie, where were you? Susan Bierman was AWOL as well.
John, I know you are a busy guy and I'm not complaining mind you. I was just wondering what was happening with the newsletters for those cougs who do not have access to the online world? It would be great to get them rallied together for Homecoming.
Gary Nix, where are you? I heard you swept the women off their feet at the first Vegas mini-meet.

Hey Kathleen, Re the Newsletter. OK, it's about time and I say let's put the first one together. I think we should stick with our own HHS journalism people. Anyway, I'll put a page up and we'll pick an editor, (Konnie Krislock, are you out there) and that person can put together some journalism people from different HHS eras. Thanks for coming last night Kathleen and Michael, and thanks for bringing the 36 too.

Name: John Rout () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 13:43:10
Class: 1963
City and State: Cerritos, Ca
Message: John B, great job on Cruise Night! Another fantastic time finding old friends. This time, Larry Husted (63), Dennis Lord (63), Gary Mykkanen (63), and Zelma Pino (63) who, turns out lives near me. Again, thanks for putting this all together. We all owe you big time.

Name: Lori () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 13:35:03
E-Mail: Padelford
Class: 81
Message: John thank you so much for another successful cruise night. Even though I am from the class of 81 and usually the only one there from the 80's I still always have fun. All the people from all the other classes before me are so nice. You never feel out of place even though everyone else knows each other. I was surprised to see that a couple of people from the 80's showed up. Actually there were 4 people I think, Gilbert Manriquez, Linda Elia and 2 others from 82 that I can't remember there names (sorry). Where are all the other people from the late 70's and early 80's? I know we are all really busy working, raising kids, and living at a screaming pace but you have to have fun sometimes. Why not give one of the C-town get togethers a chance. It is such a neat feeling seeing all these people that have not seen each other for years getting together and rekindling the friendships they had long ago. People drive from all over the place to be at these get togethers. Couple of people were from Bakersfield one guy from Arizona alot from south Orange County. At this point you're thinking "Oh my god, she needs to get a life" well I have a very busy life but like to hold on to a little bit of nostalgia and always like to meet new people and make new friends. Maybe you guys should try it. Okay now that I have gotten that off of my chest......Where is everyone's 10.00 for Ctown membership? John Baker works really hard to keep Ctown going and planning all the events and getting the T shirts made. Don't you think $10.00 is a small price to pay for all he has done for us. I looked through the alumni lists and hardly anyone has sent the initial $10.00 let alone the second years dues. This is really sad. You cant go to a movie and get popcorn for under $10.00 these days and Ctown can keep you amused alot longer that a hour and a half movie can. Well I feel better now. I probably made some people mad but that's okay, they'll get over it. Thank you John, we had a great time last night
Thanks Lori for the Ctown commercial. Yes, we do have a great time at these things, and you're right about, "it doesn't matter when you graduated". You're going to run into a story or a person that you can relate to. I love to see people meeting for the first time in 30 odd years. This isn't a "Class Reunion" style get together. It's all about Hawthorne. I talked to lots of people last night that I never met before, face to face, but knew, (Bob Milazzo, Jerry Skaff, Art Verduzco) and it was like I'd known them all my life. It's truly a unique experience, and Lori, I know you and Mario have a great time at these functions. Heck, you're like an old friend to me now. Thanks again to all who showed last night. It was a kick.......

Name: Heather Ruggirello () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 13:25:11
Maiden: Reoch
Class: 75
City and State: Mukilteo, WA
Message: Just wanted to wish Sheree Klingenhagen a happy, happy 43rd (wow) Birthday! Have a great day! I'll see you in October at our 25th!

Name: Bob Milazzo () on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 13:21:31
Class: 60
City and State: Bakersfield, Ca
Message: Sending a big thanks to all for Cruise Night. It was our first time down but it will not be the last. It really was great seeing the OLD GANG!!! A special thanks to Cindy. It was fun going over old times. Again thanks to all
Bob and Lisa Milazzo

Hey Bobby, Great to see you again too. Please do join in whenever you can as these things happen every few months. Next Summer - PROM NIGHT!!

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