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Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at 09:04:24
Maiden: RIP-RIP-RIP...
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well Rip McQuitty, as head of the committee for PROM NITE 2001...let me say this about your "your so old" comments to the poor classes from the 50's & 60's. "I HAVE BRAS OLDER THAN YOU BUNKY" & I haven't seen you buy your ticket for PROM NITE yet..(talk is cheap)... and I hope I can stand in line behind all those younger gals for a Fox Trot or a Waltz.. If you get a room, it'll be to rest between dances..& take some oxygen--hee hee.. Now, I have to give John Baker his morning wake up call. I hope he has his hearing aid in..and doesn't put the receiver to his ear upside down like he always does..(God, it's rough to be old) then I'll make my 55 year old husband some Metamucil and kiss him goodbye at the door.. Later tonight, Marsha Hood and I will go for a cholesterol screening at the senior center and then we'll go to Lenny's to meet Mo Trott & the girls for "Sanka" Tomorrow is "free cheese and butter day" at the Civic center. & poor old Robin Hood is still trying to make ends meet by running a metal detector over the sand at the beach for loose change..he almost has enough for his ticket. He makes up the difference in recycled aluminum cans. Janet Burkett is spending this week working on removing her liver spots with porcelana.. & for all those "older 50's & 60's people, I'll offer to have you picked up by "THE WAVE" for PROM NITE if you have any driving problems. "Necessity is the mother of invention" See Rip, we're old, but we're still active.
See you at PROM NITE .. !!
Now, I'm off like a 60's prom dress again.
Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg.. from the old class of 64

Judy, Don't forget my "Depends" when you go to the market this morning. I've been wearing my last pair for 3 days now.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at 00:00:03
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Hi People, I noticed that some of you belong to, I'm wondering if one of you would do me a favor and contact Judy Vertrees Cobb (63) for me and tell her about CTown. Judy and I were very good friends at HIS, didn't see much of each other at HHS, I have thought about her many times over the past years and noticed her name on classmates. Please tell her that Cindy Maxson is looking for her. Whoever does this for me has my undying gratitude.
Cindy, Judy's email address is on our Alumni list. She added it last week. Good Luck.....

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 23:27:09
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Rip, John has a "keyword search" which is located at the top of almost every page. If you are looking for someone specific there is also the "Alumni List". If you are looking for a name within a page you can go do the "find in page" command. I even think that "Mosaic" and "Piano" had that command. (That should give you something to look up when you are not reading the feedback!) I think that the '70s people were to busy braiding flowers for their hair to learn to read? You even said you have the book "Computer for Dumbies", have you read it. ;-) If the '70s people were not braiding flowers or playing with Ceramics or at the airport passing out flowers and asking for donations they were following Timothy "L" so they didn't have time for academics. As for the Navy, I see that an oil company ship has one of your boats aboard. (Sorry to make this reference but it was an impressive photo in the newspaper.) I have an uncle who was in the Navy and when he retired we thought that he had arthritis, it turned out that his fingers looked that way from holding his coffee mug. Is that the way we will know you when we see you at the prom? RIP I love your humor so don't take this personally.
lol and :-) Thanks Chris.......

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 22:11:19
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: Dr. Julius Sumner Miller also frequently said something to the effect "isn't science wonderful" when he showed some science trick like putting a paper drinking straw through a potato. Who remembers how to get that straw through that potato. Got to go and start searching on-line for just the right baby blue tux for my sweetie to wear to Prom Night - at least for the first half hour or so, until we doze off! Rip McQuinty, you will be assigned the task of keeping all the old folks awake at Prom Night!
Put your thumb over the end and stab the potato?

Name: Rip McQuitty () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 21:17:24
E-Mail: USN-Rip
Maiden: Stud :-)
Class: 1977
City and State: Great Lakes, Ilinois
Message: Well, well well. Boy, I guess I struck a nerve...:-) Your web site is SUPER John. Didn't mean to offend you..:-) Keep up the good work. And I'm here to tell ya, If I was guarding one of the Great Lakes, I would be gald to let them take Growing up in Hawthorne never taught me to shovel snow, or to pre-heat my car...:-) And to Doris: I don't have anything against old people/fossils, I'm just not one of them is (But if the shoe fits...) 1987 huh? Well that was 13+ years ago. I guess we'll just have to wait and see who's UP! and in who's room at (So let that be an invitation to That is if you still got what it takes..:-)(CHALLENGE!) I hope Rock & Roll doesn't hurt your ears..:-)~ Also, I'm sure everyone looks good to you these days..he he After all, eyes don't stay good forever ya know?.....j/k Doris..I hope you all know this is all in fun and it's not meant to hurt anyones feelings. Besides, I wouldn't want to get any of you upset and cause you to have a heart attack. Oh, by the way Doris, it gets pretty cold out here, can you knit me some (Who loves ya babe?) :-) Well, I think I've caused enough hate and discontent again for one day....I love ya all :-) Hawthorne is, and always will be the best...and if you can't take a little harassing...then skip my feedback and go listen to some Dooooo Whap (what ever) stuff. :-) Really John, my roots have always been in Hawthorne and I just wished I would have been turned on to your sire earlier. You have started something that will last forever, TRUE MEMORIES! Thanks from the heart man! Rip McQuitty(The Stud Muffin) (As if you all didn't know) (Hey! it's my horn, and I can blow it anytime I P.S. To all the fossils out there: My older brother Randy Neal graduated from Hawthorne in 67(I think), did any of you know him?
Hey Rip, you sure do a lot of lol'in and :-)'in. Also you talk like you're 21 and actually you're closer to my age. I hope you feel as young as Doris and I when you get to where we are. lol and :-) Thanks Rip, you heartbreaker you, and thanks for keeping Chicago safe for all mankind. My kind of town, Chicago is.......

Name: Chris Fall Knight () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 20:41:37
Maiden: Fall
Class: 71
City and State: MI
Message: Someone was talking a while back about having Mr. Dana for a teacher while at Hawthorne Intermediate. Is there anyone out there that knows if Mr. Dana still lives in the area or has any info. about him or his family? I would appreciate any help. Thanks Chris
Mr Dana lives on the hill in Palos Verdes.

Name: Chris Hood () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 19:51:09
Maiden: Notacrid
City and State: Coos Bay
Message: “But acrid”…Hmmm…When I saw Holly Hollingsworth check in recently it reminded me of windsurfing down the middle of 133rd on our skate boards with an old W.W.II parachute. We were haulin ass down the street, one guy on each side of the chute hoping any oncoming cars would pull over because we couldn’t see a thing in front of us. When we got to Ramona we jumped off our boards trying not to run the stop sign, but no such luck, dragged us right through. About that time Mrs. Hollingsworth shouted at us from her front porch, can’t you kids find something safe to do? So from then on we got the dogs to pull us on the sidewalk...faster, but to many cracks, kinda like the Vic Tanny fanny machine... One of our favorite street sports was skim boarding on Inglewood Avenue when the water would flood to the centerline during a heavy rain. Shorts, tennis shoes and a round sheet of plywood, “kick, run and ride”, non-stop from 132nd to 135th. At one point folks were coming out of the bars on 133rd (Bar Names?) and giving us quarters to do it again. We actually appreciated the waves from some of the older dudes (respectfully) doing drive by soakings… 1971 Cougar, Joey “hang ten” Kennedy was my street skimming partner. Talked to him again just today thanks to CT… John, got you a funky green jersey two Saturday mornings in a row and shredded them both during the forth quarter the following afternoon...they don’t call em the cardiac kids for nothing. Sure you don’t want to be a beaver believer...eeewww...makes me quiver.
Man I remember that Vic Tanny fanny machine. George Gates, Mike Spitzer, and I had cards and would go after school at HIS. I would sit on that thing for about 20 minutes. It felt great while you were on it, but when you got off your butt would itch for an hour. WEIRD!!!

Name: Doris () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 17:13:51
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1957
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: TO RIP: YAWN! What in the WORLD do you have against the 50's and 60's??? You think we're "old"?! Think again, buddy! Check 'em out a little closer!! Young at heart, ole Rip ... young at heart!
Also, I can't remember if Ron Hagethorne was at the '57/'58 reunion in 1987, but Bill Clark was!! He had THE party in his room after ... actually DURING ... the reunion! Same old BILL!!!! And incidentally, Rip! He looked BETTER than he did in high school! I am trying to get hold of a 1957 alumni list from someone, and if I do and find Hagethorne or Clark therein, will let you know!

Name: Rip () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 13:25:21
Class: 1977
City and State: Great Lakes, Illinois
Message: Oh, one last thing, besides forgetting to add my e-mail address. Another warning to the single 70's and 80's girls going to the Prom (If there are any of those still left out there) I will be "Letting the Dogs Out" at the Prom, so you better book a room...he he As you can see, I haven't changed much..:-)
Later dudes and dudettes

Name: Rip () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 13:12:42
E-Mail: McQuitty
Class: 1977
City and State: Great Lakes, Illinois
Message: Wow, there must be a lot of buried treasure out there, because I lost my ring too..ha ha And John, what's wrong with dedicating this Web Page to "ALL" Hawthorneon's, not just the ancient ones..:-) Also, is there a way to install a search engine for all your feedback pages...listed by names, class or something like that? I have been looking for days now searching for certain people.....(I own that "Computer for Dumbies" book)(Ok, so I learn better with pictures, so what?)(At least that was my excuse (and I'm sticking to it) when I got caught with my first Playboy Mag.) Couldn't you get arrested in the 50's or 60's for having one of those things? Also, I noticed some people have their pictures posted...mostly, their school pictures...Well even after getting our El Molino's, at the end of the year, who the heck ever looked like their school pictures anyways?..he he And I mean, who ever wore a suit/coat and tie...Oh, sorry all of you 50's and 60's people out I forgot back then your parents dressed you all like that..:-) Really people, let's get some pictures that we all will recognize up here. Like some picture taken during Ceramics class...we all know everyone took that class..because it was the only one you could skip to go surfing when the surf was up and not get counted And to all you 70's people out there, let's get together and go to the Prom. I would hate to be the only one sitting at the 1977 table, besides, think about it....after 8:00pm, the party will be just for us,.....because all those 50's and 60's people will be asleep by then...:-) Hope you scheduled to have an ambulance standing by.. he he Anyway, I'm hoping to attend....and to all you single 70's and 80's girls....beware, I just might come in my dress uniform..he he (and I don't mean "A" dress either)(Just thought I'd head that one off before you all got the chance). Well, I guess the Government is paying me way to much to be spending it here...Or, wait a minute, it's your tax dollars, and I know you all are willing to pay to hear from me, right? (As you can see, I still like myself..:-) Ok, I guess I've given my 2 cents worth here...Ooops, I guess that's 50's and 60's talk. What I should have said was, "dollars" worth. Again, John, this is one of the best sites I have ever surfed, and I've surfed a lot of places. So keep up the good work, I'm sending you a small donation soon, as soon as I stop giving it to my EX-wife. Take care all, and as usual, it was good visiting, specially at your expense...:-) Oh, if I've misspeeled anything, tell John to install spell checker on this thing...he he Because I can't type for sh-t! Good Ole' "Hunt & Pecker" (Don't even go there...)
Gotta go
Surf's UP!

Hey Rip, Thanks for stopping by and rearranging the website. Don't you have a Great Lake to guard or something? Actually I like your style; a little like the Hoods, but acrid.
Seriously now, if you want to search the site, go to the top of this page and click on "Keyword Search". Type in your KEYWORD and it will tell you which pages it's on.
Thanks Rip for leaving your dollars worth. I hope to see you at Prom Night 2001, but please try to be there by 7pm as I'll be dozing by 7:30.

Name: Bill Jensen () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 12:00:41
Class: 63
City and State: 90250
Message: Sharon, was Julius Sumner Miller's line "Why is it so"? I also remember the older dark car that he drove. Yes, quite often I would see him with his car next to the classroom loading equipment in the truck. It was about a 1950 to 1952 or so Chrysler four door sedan and was a very dark blue. He keep that car immaculate and it always looked like new. One day after school, I was driving west on Manhattan Beach blvd. and Julius passed me on the right ..... just like I was standing still. A slow driver, I am not! I never took him to be a racer like JB. Guess you never know about these things. He must have been in a hurry to get to an appearance or something. I attended several of his gymnasium shows at El Camino. Wow!
I also remember him saying, "Isn't That Remarkable Steve". The only time I ever spoke to him was in a post office line in Gardena. I told him I remembered him from the old Steve Allen Show, and he said, "We're you in any of my classes?" He was a character.....

Name: Mickey Mathena () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 10:50:12
Class: 58
City and State: Woodburn, Or.
Message: John, Glad to see that my last attempt to send a pic made it through. John, on the URL you posted at my request, I tried that before I asked the question and didn't have any luck but thanks. Will try again. You and Anita are correct in saying the pics don't do reality justice. On the originals you could see a lot of clouds but somehow they have been lost in cyberspace. Anita, the top pic is looking towards Newberg and you can see the hills in the background.
I tried just now and it STILL works.

Name: Cal Kappen () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 06:14:01
Class: 59
City and State: El Cajon CA
Message: To Karen Kuehl, My brother Kelly might know where Ron Hagathorne might be located. I worked with his brother John at Standard Stations when we got out of High School. We both went to work for TWA about the same time. I think he now works for TWA in Las Vegas. A rememberance of Professor Julius Sumner Miller. I was taking Physics next door to his class and would stand in the door and listen to his lectures. He was an amazing teacher. I met him on a flight I was working one day. I believe he was headed to New York to do a TV show. Take Care

Name: Sandie Le Blanc () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 03:44:05
Maiden: Bailor
Class: 1968
Message: I have just spent a nostalgic 3 hours visiting these pages after an e-mail from my mom (a Leuzinger HS grad) regarding the wonderful support from all of you to the Wadman family for the sudden loss of Kris Wadman (my second cousin). I have laughed & cried returning in my mind to a glorious time of my life. Kudos to the creators of this webpage!

Name: Anita Young () on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 01:10:05
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Mickey sorry I got "old timers" and couldn't remember your name earlier or where exactly I saw your post on the autumn leaves. I'm afraid John is right, those beautiful colors just aren't showing up the way they are "live" here in beautiful land o' the ducks....on another note.....I knew I recognized that McQuitty name. Got an e-mail from Rick McQuitty today asking about Shelley Tomlinson. Has anyone in here got any info. on her? All of us gals ( Marilyn Horn, Valerie Rosauer and myself) have lost contact with her, so Rick has added himself to the "Where the heck is Shelley Tomlinson"list. Her e-mail address in the alumni thing has been bogus ages ago. So have a few others I can think of, but too numerous to post here. Bottom line, people...if you want us, your old, long lost friends to keep in touch with you, then PLEASE, I'm asking really nicely now, UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESSES!!!!!! Someone who loves and cares about you may just want to reach out to you. Think about it!

Name: Judy Degrazia Blomsterber () on Monday, November 6, 2000 at 21:57:41
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well, looks like things are working out great for PROM NITE. Tickets are selling and the names are posted if you click on the hyperlink at the top of the page or click here to see if you'll get that one last dance with the someone you'll never forget.. did I mention that since this is "my party" I'm allowing LADY'S CHOICE dancing all night..""hey, it's the 2000's"" One more thing, HAPPY 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY Robin and Marsha.. just 6 more months, we'll have our Rowdy buns on the beaches of Hawaii once more..(hide the rum) Now, I have to get back to picking out just the right Tommy Edward's songs.. (morning side of the mountain~How many~Love me~etc) Ok..Ok I'll throw in 'How the time flys' by Dickie Doo and the Don'ts ..
Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg 64

Happy 6 month anniversary to you and Janny tomorrow too. Thanks too for all the hard work you're putting in on the Prom. I know with all the surprises it's going to be a great one.

Name: Karen Kuehl () on Monday, November 6, 2000 at 21:38:35
Maiden: Graham
Class: 59
City and State: Templeton, CA
Message: It's me again asking if anyone out there knows the whereabouts of 2 lost 1957 Cougars by the names of Ron Hagathorne and Bill Clark. These 2 guys are being looked for from a friend who attended HIS with them. If you know where either or both of these "boys" can be reached, please let me know. Thanks.

Name: Mickey Mathena () on Monday, November 6, 2000 at 20:22:58
Class: 58
City and State: Woodburn, Or.
Message: OK John, what is Josten's URL? I also lost my ring and would like to replace if it doesn't cost a fortune.


Name: Mickey Mathena () on Monday, November 6, 2000 at 20:17:21
Class: 58
City and State: Woodburn, Or.
Message: John, thanks for your mention of Dr. Miller, he could even make the bumbest of us understand physics. Don't know what happened but the pic you posted Fri evening with your message is not showing up.
Anita, Saw your post mid-day today and talking about fall colors. When outside a took several pics that I've sent to John.Hope he has better luck receiving them than the pic I tried sending last week. Finally had so send it to Paco and he had it posted for several days. As you say, the fall colors are great this year.
All for now, Mickey

Pictures just don't work for fall colors do they. Mickey hit your reload or refresh button to get that last picture to show.

Name: Kelley () on Monday, November 6, 2000 at 20:14:52
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
City and State: The land of beauty
Message: I was just finishing filling out my Ballot. We have mail-in voting only in this election. How boring. I was telling Gary, My Grandma Currie who lived on 120th and Oxford, her house was the polling place for years, people would come over and set up the little wood booths with the little curtain. She was actually from England and left for political reasons, so did her husband, who left Ireland for the same reason. They met in Canada, eventually moving to Hawthorne. What a great American to let her house be used for years to vote in. I helped at the polling place a couple of times in the 70's and really enjoyed it. People were excited to vote! Getting out and voting was fun. Voting my mail is boring and takes some of the fun out of the process. I don't mean this to be of any political purpose. Just sharing about my Grandma who chose Hawthorne to Live. She would take us on the bus to The Fox in Inglewood. because we were with her we could sit in the loges top row. then after we would go to woolworths for lunch. Gee didn't mean to ramble, peace, Kell

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Monday, November 6, 2000 at 20:14:14
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: Steve Allen was a favorite back in the 60's. You could send for tickets to go to a taping of the show. When there was a long waiting period for tickets, a friend of the family got us some tickets - good seats. My parents, sister, Lynne Johnson, and me went to the taping. The camera panned the audience during before and after the commercial breaks and caught a good shot of my father sound asleep! Remember Julius Sumner Miller's line after doing some scientific "trick" ? I also seem to recall that Dr. Miller drove an older black car that he parked on campus at El Camino quite near his classroom.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Monday, November 6, 2000 at 19:55:07
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: Hey Laurie, try contacting Jostens for a replacement class ring. I met a Jostens sales rep a few years ago and he told me they can usually get a replacement for whatever year you are looking for. Good luck and let us know what happens!
This from the Jostens Website:
If you purchased your ring before July 1, 1993, and don't have Ring Loss Coverage, contact your local Jostens rep,or call 1-800-962-9092 to order a new ring. We keep copies of orders on file for three years. If your first order was placed before that, our Sales Representatives will work with you to closely match the design you originally had.
Good luck.........

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