"More Early R&R" "The Dell Vikings"
Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 10:22:50
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: So many August Birthdays! Is November a specially sexy month? Happy Birthday to King John and Gary Lents and everyone else who is celebrating a special day.....Hope you all are well, happy and healthy! Love, The Goddess
Hi Liz and thanks for the birthday greeting. My mom and dad, November and Sexy? NAAAHH!!!!
Name: Dawn Moffett () on Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 09:48:08
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday John! Don't feel bad about the plaid shorts and Hawaiian shirts, my 18 year old has been dressing like that since 10th grade. His favorite is the bright orange prison pants his uncle (a sheriff) gave him and his purple, green and turquoise hawaiian shirt. Just make sure the socks you wear with your sandals are argyles. It's a statement thing. Now on to the schools. Since I am working on my degree (teaching credential) as we speak and have seven kids that are or have been in public school I have to respond on this one. The education in our schools has changed! My kids are required to take much harder classes than I did! I took 1 year of math (that's all I had to take) but was required to take 4 years of PE? The kids are working much harder now than in the 70's. Counseling at my kids school is very good and the kids are very informed about what they need to do for college entrance. If California has such bad schools why is the Academic Decathlon winning team, nationwide, from Simi Valley? Tests aren't everything. They are only an indicator and can be affected by many factors. Most teachers work hard and if they get the cooperation from home, the kids will succeed. My HHS education made me a good student and must have helped me because I made the Dean's list last semester. With seven kids I'm glad I can remember where the college is located at this point! With some support from parents and the community our schools can be turned around!
Orange prison pants with a red and green Hawaiian Shirt, and argyles with high tops.......hmmmmmm.......that could work. Thanks Dawn.....
Name: Marilyn Goodwin () on Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 02:31:07
City and State: Salem, OR
Message: Well, there I was reporting a cribbage game loss in the zone and this site called classmates.com came up, so.... and then I read in a message there about this site... FREE HERE to find out other classmates emails! What a GREAT IDEA!!
I am particularly interested in finding out if anyone knows the whereabouts of Pamela Anderson from class of 68. She was in my wedding and we lost touch MANY years ago. BTW, I am STILL married to the same guy... David and I have 32 years together now and 4 kids.
I will be emailing a few of ya sometime in near future to catch up on things as I missed the last reunion. HHS office wasn't much help when I called a coupla years ago to see if there was one scheduled.
Thanks to the dude who puts this together! A time consuming project I am sure, but well worth the effort.
PAM WHERE ARE YA?
Marilyn Whaley Goodwin
Thanks Marilyn, I'm sure someone can help with your quest for Pam, and welcome to Cougartown......"The Dude"
Name: Jimmie Boice () on Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 01:41:21
City and State: Norco,ca
Message: Happy Birthday John ! and you are welcome for the membership money, it's my pleasure, you all give me a lot of laughs at night when I cant sleep, this page is pretty funny at 2 a.m. I have been taking care of my husband, he had his gallbladder out last week, I told him it's time to go back to work now because I feel like a yoyo I have been up and down so many times to get him things he wants after I sit down, anyway HAPPY BIRTHDAY and keep up the good work, I agree with everyone else this is the place to be. new member Jimmie
Hey Jimmie, Thanks for the birthday wishes and thanks again for the membership.
Name: Daniel Garcia () on Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 00:18:28
City and State: Vista, CA
Message: Hey there, just wondering if anybody knows what they are going to do with the Hawthorne Mall!!??!?!? That sure is a lot of concrete.
Hey Daniel, Someone said they wanted to turn it into another school. No one knows for sure. Thanks for showing up and be a Coug boy..........
Name: Janet Burkett () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 23:41:29
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Hey Paco....looks like it's your birthday too. so....HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a great one. Hope we see you and Sharon soon.
Name: Pauline Matthew () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 23:21:29
City and State: Oakhills, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to King John, hope you have a wonderful day. And just a note to any one who remembers Joey Spencer, he past away yesterday at age 50. He graduated from Hawthorne High, but I'm not sure what year. He was my cousin.
Thanks Pauline for the birthday wishes.....it's always sad to lose a Coug.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 22:43:46
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: 56, Huh! Are you sure you're not suffering from dyslexia, John? Happy Birthday anyway.
Hey Alan, It's scary to think that that OTHER number is only 9 years away, but like I always say, "Just Laps Around The Sun". Thanks for the birthday wishes and thanks to all you people that sent Ecards too. I do appreciate it and love all of you, even though some can really Twist The Knife.
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 21:46:06
City and State: Las Vegas,. NV
Message: John in reading the last few pages of feedback I have begun to worry about CT's "G" rating. Hood's Velvet thong, waxing the King just to name two. Additionally, there is the matter of the "Kings" birthday present. Since nothing has been located that is of a significant status for our "King" I have decided to have something made. Velvet is such a.....Shall we say used fabric. And everyone knows that real men don't really like soft undergarments. Real men want support. Because of this and because waxing can take a great deal of the "Kings" time.... a combination gift is being hand crafted. A world renowned seamstress, directly related to Rumpelstiltskin is painstakingly working to construct a combination thong and athletic supporter. A special grade of extra fine thread is being used. And yes a suitable replacement for the velvet has been located and imported. It will eliminate the need to wax. Don't worry JB, this fine grade of EZ Care Sandpaper is washable, stain resistant and never needs ironing. It gives a entire new meaning to "Ironweave" don't you know. Happy Birthday JB. God love you and keep you. RCG Frank
Hey Frank, What a great way to say thanks for all you've done....... sandpaper underwear.......Gosh I'm all teared up.... or at least I will be when I wear those babies for a day I don't know what to say except, well....did you ever here of Penneys Towncraft? No, just kidding.... not really but.... And as Bartles and James used to say, "Thank You For Your Support"
Name: EL ROJO () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 20:24:02
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: THE BIG SIX OHHH!
City and State: HAVIN, FUN
Message: Marsha Russell-Hood. I'm sorry if I offended your honey. It is really all in jest, I hope you know that. But really, I don't understand how he can get into those shorts without having a high voice and bulging eyeballs. He must be sspeciallll!:):). And John Baker, Happy B-Day. You're almost as old as the EL. But with this last note, no mention of the Jr. H.S. rivalry? I said it was a moot point and I guess it is.com. Hey JB, this is still too much fun. Thanks for the memories C-TOWN.Jake N Jude. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
Hey EL, Nope I have no problem with r.h. dana at all.
Hawthorne Intermediate and dana are equal as far as I'm concerned. I think you know where I stand. Thanks Russ for bringing it up again though and thanks for the birthday wishes too. Be a Coug boy.....or whatever they call those dana players.
Name: sandra castleberry () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 19:52:33
City and State: Orofino, ID
Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 19:02:30
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Just wanted to wish a very Happy Birthday to all the Birthday Cougars this month! John, you are only 56?...hmmmmm...(ducking)
Yep!!! I look in the mirror and can't believe it either. Thanks Kathleen
Name: Larry /Loretta Cuiper () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 15:37:49
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: We sure will not forget your Birthday, When is it? Next Monday, August 28th.
KING JOHN, May we wish you a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Just a note to Linda Farrow, John is right, Please don't get me wrong, I'm not upset with you. I'm sure you are a great Mom.
Thanks Larry and Loretta......
Name: Jesse () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 15:33:47
City and State: Hawthorne,California
Message: It was bitter sweet to see some of the faces of my past...Happy to see them but sad that it was so long ago that we talked.... Jesse
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 14:30:56
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday Howard and John. Hope you both enjoy your special days.
Thank you Sherry.....
Name: Marsha Russell-Hood () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 14:17:25
Message: OK El Rojo, time to stick up for my husband. He does still have the Gym Shorts but I have taken off the lace and I must say, they still fit and he looks great! Oh, by the way, Robin is without computer, there are more Hoodys than Hoody #1.
Happy Birthday to John Boy and Howie.
Name: Barbara Duran () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 13:57:38
City and State: El Segundo CA
Message: Lets not forget a Big Happy Birthday to my brother, Howard Duran!! John & Howard born on the same day??!! spooky
Happy Birthday Paco!!! My birthday's next Monday though.
Name: Swe3tNS3XyDaNC3R () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 13:37:08
Message: hey....this is great page but what about a page about what's going on today in hawthorne high???...ya should not leave us out! well i hope i see a homepage about hawthorne and their students today. l8er.
Who are you?
Name: Linda Farrow () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 10:50:04
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: "KING JOHN" just wanted to wish you a wonderful 56th. birthday! Have a wonderful one.
Thank you Linda...
Name: Sharon () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 10:11:51
City and State: Too Old To Remember
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN. You're not getting older, you're getting better. You're only as old as you feel. Youth is wasted on the young. You don't look your age. It only gets better the older you get. The golden years are the best. Gray hair makes you look so distinguished. The older the violin the sweeter the sound. The older the wine the sweeter the taste. There may be snow on the roof, but there's still fire in the furnace. You're still a kid at heart. There's no moss growing under your feet. I'm sure there are many more that others will remember. www.thegeezerbrigade.com HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE KING.
Thanks for the birthday greetings Sharon, and I think you forgot, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" in that batch of "Senior Tshirt Sayings"
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 10:08:39
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey Janet (Pealy) Burkett .. regarding John Boy's 56th Birthday.. I was being kind by neglecting to mention that, I've actually seen him make you get out of the car..run across the street.. to stand patiently in an empty parking space while he circles the block... I've also heard that everytime someone lets in a fly, he rolls up the newpaper and follows it around swatting the air until it's either out the screen door or dies of old age.. How's that for becoming a SENIOR John Boy.. (does it ring any bells) HAPPY 56th Bunky.. Love you madly, JUDY WUDY... THE ROWDYS
Yeah but I always let Janet out at the crosswalk, and besides the fly thing is absolutely not true as I don't follow a fly around the house with a rolled up newspaper........I use a magazine.
Name: Linda Farrow () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 08:58:46
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: My comments were not made to upset anyone, and that's what I'm feeling out there. But just to let you know, I too am VERY involved with my daughters school and curricular activities. I am on PTA and booster clubs and I assist coaching my daughters soccer team, which she still plays for Hawthorne Region 21. I also know Larry from AYSO, and I know he's had his hands full too, with all these issues. It's not my daughter that I'm worried about, I know she has her head on straight, it's the other eliments out there that frighten me. And that I have no control of. My hats off to you for keeping a 'tradition' going, but I just had to look at the whole picture and the move to me was the right choice.
Always a cougar too.
Linda, I don't think anyone's upset. You sound like a very responsible parent that wants the absolute best for your daughter. Thanks for your comments.
Name: Janet Burkett () on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 00:23:48
City and State: Mission Viejo
Shhhhh...he doesn't want anyone to know! And, he already does wear the plaid shorts, Hawaiian shirt, and socks with his sandals. People don't laugh though....they just shake their heads and mumble something about "poor old guy". JUST KIDDING JOHN! (Judy, I promise he won't dress like that for dinner!) See ya soon!
So really....I don't see a thing wrong with those nifty plaid slacks with white bucks and a string tie with a Palm Springs slider on it. Hey I've got this Tshirt that says, "This is not a Beer Belly, It's a Steam Boiler for a Love Machine" .......ok then how bout a hat that says "are we in El Segundo or do I need a Beano?" or maybe......
Name: Susan (Susy) Tanori () on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 23:50:16
Message: I understand Ray Smith is asking about my sister and myslef?? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Judy Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 22:41:02
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: To Sharon Leach Moore.. YOU GO GIRL!! I've often wondered why adults think that the teachers (anywhere) have the task of raising their children. A teacher's job is to teach. Long lasting, hard discipline begins in your home. (now who hates me)
On another note..unbeknownst to a lot of CT readers, CT'S King John is having his 56th birthday this week.. SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG GUY! Now that you're a legit SENIOR CITIZEN, no one will ever laugh at you for any of the following:
1. Wearing plaid shorts with an Hawaiian shirt & wearing your sandals with socks.
2. Using your senior card at Lenny's & get the Grand Slam with a discount.
3. You can order something "BLUE" at a bar.
4. Shake your fist & curse like a drunken sailor at those "whipper snappers" on the road.
5. Last, and listen carefully Bunky.. when you hit this age and you doctor asks you if you'd like a Bud Lite~~~don't expect a cold glass of beer.~~ Your hearing is going out on ya and he really said, "It's time for your Butt Light"
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN BOY! MANY MORE! We're gonna die together Bunky, but not before we all go back to Hawaii in May.
Love from all the ROWDYS!!
Man, am I THAT OLD!!! Thanks Judy for the official birthday greeting and thanks for the card too.......So like what's so uncool about Socks with Sandals anyway? and those young kids never could drive, and.......
Name: Ron Reinholdson () on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 22:10:41
City and State: Claremont, CA
Message: Julie Ryan's sister-in-law may be referring to the recently published STAR test results, which rank the schools of the state. You'll find HHS right near the bottom. The test results can be obtained from the California Department of Education's web site
Under Centinela Valley Union High School District.
Name: Sharon Leach () on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 21:49:03
City and State: Long Beach
Message: Okay, here's my two cents. Teachers are not babysitters, they are educators. Too many parents leave the raising of their children to the schools and do not participate. They do not show up for parent teacher conferences, open house, sports activities, etc. I believe that parents like Larry and Loretta Cuiper make all the difference. Most teachers work very hard, are under paid, and put a great deal of their salary back into their classrooms. My sister, who was a teacher in El Monte for over 25 years, bought paper, pens, and sometimes books, so her students wouldn't have to go without. She had to sell real estate on breaks and in the summer so she could make ends meet, thanks to low teaching salaries. She has her Master's in education and for many years I made more money as a legal secretary than she did as a teacher. But she never complained, that was her choice. What I'm trying to get at, and probably got side tracked is -- no matter where your children go to school, if you don't help them with homework, find out what's going on in their personal lives, who they are hanging with, and just generally get involved, you're going to have problems wherever they go to school. I just fell off my soap box and high horse.
Thanks Sharon......well said.
Name: El () on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 20:52:01
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: THE ELITE
City and State: STATE OF LAUGHING
Message: Robin I don't really want to think of you in a Velvet Thong. It would remind me of two beer barrels on a bike seat,but John, this rivalry about DANA and HIS? I believe that most of the greatest athletes came from the west side. I believe that Mike Gillespie, The Myk, Bruce Johnson, Bill Gordon, Al Geverink and one hell of alot of westsiders led to many many titles, but this conversation is moot. We all came together as COUGS!!! So whats the big deal? But we could still kick collective a....es today. I'm sorry that kind of slipped out.
El and Ida. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
two beer barrels on a bike seat....now THAT'S ugly!!! Thanks EL, and a new keyboard is about 10 bucks.....
Name: Julie Ryan () on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 20:24:40
City and State: Hawthorne,CA
Message: Thank you everyone for your comments regarding HHS. You gave us a lot to think about. Kathleen, of course I remember you. I had some good times with Jeanne and your family. I remember the time we went to Cottonwood Cove. Jeanne took me and you took Kim. That was fun. Speaking of Kim, her daughter Solae, and my daughter Kira are good friends. Small world isn't it.
Cottonwood Cove....Used to be a great Largemouth Bass fishing area. I guess the Stripers have eaten them all by now. Thanks Julie.....
Name: Christine Baird () on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 17:34:40
City and State: Round Rock TX
Message: Now isn't that a picture! John running through a yard full of pit bulls with bacon underwear on! Should we scream.....Where's the barrel!? Where's the barrel!? Just razzin' ya John. ")
NOT a pretty picture.....
Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 15:28:06
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Thank you Karen, you said such nice things about Larry and I. All we have done is take care of our children the best we could and (Stay true to our School). You are so very right when you said it was mismanagement in the past, BUT they have been trying to change things, and since Ernie Chacon was voted on the school board, we are seeing a change. Yes, it was true three years ago the classes were over crowded and not enough of books, but slowly it is changing. When I said our kids have to work hard for their grades, that is exactly what I mean, these kids have to pass their classes. If they don't have the credits to graduate, even by 5 credits, they DO NOT get to walk on Graduation day. In the past you got to walk and went to summer school. They changed this just a few years ago. The District really is trying to help change things. The one thing that I was trying to say was that, you should not always believe what you hear, that it is important to seek out the information yourself and that your child needs you during those teen years and really get involved in the school, see for yourself what is going on. I know for a fact, a few cities around here keep what problems they have going on in there schools, quiet and out of the papers. It really all comes to one thing, your child is the one to make it or not. No matter what school. AND IM GOING TO REPEAT THIS AGAIN, THE TEACHERS AT HHS ARE GREAT, THEY WORK VERY HARD TO GIVE OUR KIDS THE BEST. I SAY "GOD BLESS THEM". John, Thank you and I promise, I will not get on my band wagon again, I think I have said enough....Always a Coug
Thanks Loretta, I think we need you and Karen at the next board meeting all right. Getting something by you two at a board meeting is harder than runnin' through a Pit Bull Farm with Bacon underwear on.
Name: Steve Eide () on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 15:24:06
City and State: San Francisco, CA
Message: All this talk about Hawthorne Intermediate vs Dana. There was at least one more school HHS drew from. Yukon Intermediate. Which I attended. Most graduates went on to Leuzinger. I lived just North of El Segundo Bl. HHS territory. We were indeed few.