Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 23:59:59
Name: Bob Rierdan
Message: Right here, Yvonne ? wondering what happened to the past 35 or so years.
Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 00:08:10
Name: Yvonne Patterson
Message: Yo baba. I,m here where are you all, class of 1961
Friday, February 26, 1999 at 20:52:15
Name: Patty V-something
Maiden: something or other
Message: Re: The fine blue print on the Las Vegas reunion: If you're that old, what difference does it make what the deadline means, you'll forget it anyway. I think that we will have to start estimating crowd size by Sun 2/28, with an exact date, so deadline for picking dates is Sunday, cutoff for participation will be when we reach the max of our estimated size. (We do have to fund this you know). Now, does anyone understand any of this? I think I forgot what the question was, Sr. Panadero. Who am I? Where am I? ohoh. That's all for now.
Note: Yep......Now you know why they call her "Dah Brains". :o)
Friday, February 26, 1999 at 20:20:30
Name: El Rojo
Message: Hey Lyman Moss have you got a hold of the e-kap? I haven't heard from him this week either. He's probably basking in the Calif sun. I know he's not surfing, because you can't surf in a wheel chair. He's old, if you know what I mean. He must be at least a whole year older than I am. And I work for a major pop co. and I started delivering pop on a covered wagon, so jeez hes got to be old.
Hey John, how about PEZ DISPENSERS. Always cool when you were bored.
Note: El Rojo, I was never bored. :o)
Friday, February 26, 1999 at 17:17:52
Name: Patty Valencia
Message: Gosh I love coordinating Cougars again...NOT! :>) Frank Romano has really taken the reins on logistics in Las Vegas - Thanks Frank!!! (Please note the non-use of any nickname here).
Ok here are the answers to frequently asked questions:
1. I'm V5 not V6 not V7...etc
2. No, I did not stuff the ballot box on the Las Vegas weekend date with my preferred dates.
3. No, I will not stuff the box with your preferred dates.
4. My email address has a 2 instead of a 5 because I didn't foresee the correlation prior to Cougartown.
5. No, I will not change my email address to PValencia5.
6. The deadline for sign-ups will be this Sunday, 2/28.
That's all for now
Note: Patty, Do you mean the deadline for "sign ups" is this Sunday? or the deadline "to voice your opinion on what weekend we should have this party" is this Sunday? Now see how easy it is to confuse us older Cougs. :o)
Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 21:22:40
Name: Russ Jacobsen
AKA: el rojo
Message: Hey Lyman, Cal Kappen is in San Diego. His e-mail address is, and for any other cougs. who would like to talk to cal, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope this will help you get a hold of the "CAL MAN"! AND, you didn't have any disagreements when you were in school did you? He didn't owe you any money or anything? Then, okay, his address is correct! Seriously LYMAN, that is his correct add. I just sent him a little note last night but he's old and will take a couple of days to respond! GO COUGARS! jakejude.
Note: Russ and Lyman, Cal Kappen's email address is on the Alumni List. There may be more people you'd like to talk to, so get on over there and check out the list.
Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 20:57:21
Name: El Rojo
Message: Hey John how about the DJ'S HUNTER HANCOCK and JOHNNY OTIS ON THE R&B STATIONS. Sorry I can't remember the call letters. Maybe someone else can. This was classic late 50s and early 60s stuff. You remember the advertisements for the big dance at EL MONTE LEGION STADIUM?
Note: Yes I do. "Be there, or Be Square". Thanks Russ
Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 17:18:53
Name: Richard Upton
Message: IT IS BECOMING VERY CLEAR TO ME NOW WHY I AM RECEIVING SO MANY WONDERFUL EMAIL MESSAGES FROM MY FORMER WISEBURN DISTRICT INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC STUDENTS. THANK YOU, AMANDA, FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN!
AFTER 29 YEARS OF TEACHING MUSIC I RETIRED IN 1991 WHEN THEY DROPPED MY PROGRAM. I WAS OFFERED A CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT BUT ONE "CUSTER'S LAST STAND" WAS ENOUGH.
I REALLY LOVED THAT JOB AND I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET THERE EACH MORNING. SPENDING MY TIME WITH ALL OF YOU TALENTED YOUNG PEOPLE WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT I WILL FOREVER CHERISH.
WATCHING THESE YOUNG MUSICIANS CONTINUE THEIR MUSIC ADVENTURES WITH MR. MORGAN AND ALEX DELEO WAS ESPECIALLY REWARDING.
AS AMANDA REPORTED, I HAVE DEVELOPED MY WESTERN AMERICANA BOOK PUBLISHING BUSINESS INTO WHAT HAS TURNED INTO A REAL JOB...BUT IT STILL LEAVES TIME FOR ME TO PLAY 250 SOFTBALL GAMES A YEAR IN SENIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUES THAT TAKE ME ALL OVER THE US FOR TOURNAMENTS.
YES! I STILL PLAY THE TRUMPET ON OCCASION BUT REALLY SHOULD PRACTICE MORE.
I STILL HAVE ALL 29 OF MY CLASS ROLL BOOKS AND FIND MYSELF PAGING THROUGH THE LISTS OF EXCLUSIVE AND TALENTED INDIVIDUALS WITH SUCH PLEASANT MEMORIES OF GOOD TIMES GONE BY. IF YOU HAVE THE TIME OR THE INCLINATION, DEAR FRIENDS, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR OF YOUR OWN ADVENTURES @ email@example.com
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC DIRECTOR
WISEBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT 1962-1991
Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 12:31:37
Name: Patty Valencia
Message: Hi all, I've been checking the feedback and would like to a request to you Las Vegans planning to participate in the mini-reunion - Would you please submit a sign-up form? We need to get a headcount for planning purposes. This doesn't mean for hotel rooms, we can clarify that later. Thanks.
Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 08:19:30
Name: LYMAN MOSS
Message: BILL AND KAREN,
I APOLOGIZE FOR MY DUMB JOKE ABOUT BEING UNDER THE CARE OF MS LUCEY TO LONG. IT WAS JUST A JOKE. GARY WINFREY, CAL KAPPEN AND ANY OTHER FORMER MEMBERS OF THE '59' VARSITY TRACK TEAM ARE YOU OUT THERE?
Note: Lyman, I think we all loved Nurse Lucey. I remember everyone in my group cruelly referring to her as "Luce Nursy". She was very kind.
Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 18:38:56
Name: Sandy Wheeler
Message: I think the Las Vegas mini reunion is a great idea since I moved here to Las Vegas last year. I hope we can get some 1960-1964 classes to attend as well..This is a great city to live in. You have the glamour if you want it and the excitement of a city that is growing faster than you imagine.. Couldn't get me to leave if you tried. Hope to hear some feedback for more '60's classes.
Take care all.....Sandy
Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 15:51:56
Name: Coletta Pool
Message: This site, by the way, is a labor of love. I just visited "memories" and noticed a very hot spot was forgotten...The Pizza Show..BEST subs (double setup and extra mayo for Don Snyder, class of '66 (I think). Don is doing well and very happy in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii since about 1975.Thanks again for all the hard work.
Note: Coletta, The Pizza Show is listed under Hangouts. I know you've found it by now. :o)
Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 12:52:33
Name: Bob Melendrez
Message: I would like to say a special thanks to Amanda Macko Schuvie ('79) for sharing Mr. Upton's web site. I have often thought about him and wondered where he was. Thanks Amanda!
Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 12:03:32
Name: Janice Mastropaolo
Message: I searched the web to see if there was anything about Hawthorne High, wondering if there would be a 25 year reunion. I found this web site and can't believe all the information you have out there. I scanned through the e-mail address and saw so many familiar names. The memories, the faces, it's amazing. I hope to hear from you to catch up on the past 25 years. I missed the 20 year reunion. I didn't get any information on it and was on a trip with my children and mother. Apparently my husband saw something in the newspaper and new I wouldn't be able to get home in time for it. Sorry I missed it. Hope to be able to hook up for the next one.
Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 08:19:36
Name: Sharon MacDonald
Message: Here's a question - are any of you Cougars out there also members of ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators) like I am? If so, perhaps we could plan a "mini-reunion" at the International Conference in Cincinnati this October.
Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 00:28:00
Name: Suzanne Thomas
Message: I stumbled across this page tonight - you've done a great job!!! I've been looking for Hawthorne alumni for some time now and finally found a treasure chest full of wonderful memories!!! Thank you for all your hard work and labor of love!
Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 20:33:25
Name: Mark Bishop
Message: While I was keeping up with all the feedback, I Came to Realize that this page is the "Reunion" we all missed. Thanks John for the reunion
Note: You're Welcome Mark, Enjoy It
Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 13:57:19
Name: Kathleen Griffin
Message: Yikes! I didn't mean to imply that my high school years were a bummer, I had a good time at HHS and have some very good memory's, I just can't remember much :) Amanda, thanks for the turn on to Mr. Upton's web site. I dropped him a line today. I seem to remember that he was related to General Custer, which is how Mr. Upton became so interested in such a tragic character. Betty, what fun to hear about Diane's 4th child! We're expecting grandson number two in about four weeks. My youngest just turned 18 in January, I'm looking forward to his graduation from High School this June. Susan, I spent 18 years in the scouting program, with one son going from tiger cubs to eagle scout. Feel free to email me if you would like some ideas.
Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 12:42:31
Name: Debbi Shrum
Message: Hi All! I was so happy to know that this websight existed. I lived in El Segundo (for about 15 years) along with Diane Koran and Debbie Rollins - all of our kids are about the same age, they hang out together. For those of you that knew Karen King (2 years older), she also lives in El Segundo and has a son my son's age - 17. And Patty - if you get this message add me to the "Las Vegas" list.
Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 11:16:47
Name: Keith D Jones
Message: Just read something on here about Mr. Upton and General Custer. First I went to Dana. I had Mr. Upton. I remember him being rather thin and a pointy nose. He knew how to play every instrument made. I remember he got mad at me because I would play the bass (the huge violin looking thing) so hard that I would break my bow which was made of horse hair. I must have caused allot of baldness at the stables on Rosecrans. My mom and dad woundn't let me play the drums because they were to loud. And, about Custer, our family doctor was Castleberry Custer he was a direct decendant of General Custer. All I remember is that his office was filled with memorabilia from Custer and the Old West. I should be there in Vegas on the 17 of March. Getting busy gotta go.
Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 10:46:04
Name: Kathleen Massaro
Message: Hi! I'm looking for info on the '69 30yr. reunion. This was the first stop on my internet journey! I haven't read the info on this website yet, but it looks like I'm in for a treat down memory lane! Thanx!
Note: Kathleen, Your reunion will be held in October. I will have the particulars by the end of the week and will post them on the Reunions Page. Thank you
Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 09:55:16
Message: I am trying to locate a Charlotte Wade (maiden name) that graduated in 1957 I believe. If anyone can help me please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 08:30:23
Name: Jay Fernandez
Message: Hey John - Sounds good, I'll look forward to when things are automated. Perhaps a mini reunion this spring/summer might be worth while up here after the weather warms up. Maybe a get together at the Mall of America in Minneapolis would be fun. I'd be interested to find out if there would be any interest in doing that or if there are enough of us out here to make it worth the effort. Let me know what you think. - Jay
Note: Well, whattayasay all you Midwest and Northeastern Cougars. Would you want to have a little get together in the Minneapolis area this summer? If so, then contact Jay and let him know. We'll see what kind of response we get on this one. Thanks Jay
Monday, February 22, 1999 at 15:21:28
Name: Patty Valencia
Message: Wow, it looks like things are heating up in Las Vegas. It looks like the most popular weekend date is 4/17-18. I will be continuing to add the responses until Sunday, 2/28 in order to give our team enough time to make arrangements and such. SO, if you haven't signed up yet...SIGN UP ON OR BEFORE SUNDAY...!!! Thanks. I will keep you posted, so to speak. And, no I don't remember seeing Daisy Clover, yes on Red Asphalt and Red Balloon, no on the ping pong balls.
Monday, February 22, 1999 at 12:55:25
Name: Amanda Schuvie
Message: I just love checking back in to this site to read all the feedback updates...what a trip down memory lane. It is really funny reading about places I thought I only identified by nic-names, like "The Big T" for the Thriftymart on El Segundo. We always called it that, even before I started grade school.
For all HHS alumni who learned to play a musical instrument during their elementary/jr. high years in the district before 1991 - Richard Upton is retired, still living in El Segundo and runs a book publishing co./webstore for books and articles on General Custer (remember his own book "Fort Custer on the Big Horn"?). He and his son are running the company and apparently he has become quite the authority on the American West and anything about the subject, because researchers contact him for assistance with regards to their own books and for motion pictures. Take a moment to check out his website and send him an e-mail to say "hello"....what a great teacher he was. FYI - he recalls the period of the mid-70's as "the Golden Years" when he taught because there were so many talented students who came out of the music ed program and went on to continue music. Make his day...send him an e-mail.
Monday, February 22, 1999 at 12:20:15
Name: Betty East
Message: Went to a baby shower for Diane Lewis (Koran, maiden name, class of '74) yesterday. Baby #4 for Diane and husband Dave. Saw Debbie Schrump (Covey, class of '74) and told her about the website. Look for her to be logging on soon.
Monday, February 22, 1999 at 11:31:48
Name: Jay Fernandez
Message: John - an idea for you. If the others are willing, I thought it would be nice to add a listing on the alumni list for where people are located. It would help out, say if you moved to Victorville, or like me, wondering if there are any other Cougs up here in the frozen north that would be up for a mini reunion but can't make it to LV. So, what do you think?
Note: Jay, That's one of the things that's in the works for 1999 Cougartown. I would like to automate this project as people move and need to be able to update their own personal info. Cougartown is growing daily, and the time has come to automate. In the meantime, if you want to have a reunion in your area of the country, let me know and I'll put a "Sign Up" board on the site. That's what we're here for, to get everyone together again.
Thanks Jay, and let me know.
Monday, February 22, 1999 at 07:44:10
Name: LYMAN MOSS
Message: THIS WEB SITE IS UNBELIEVABLE. I NEVER THOUGHT THAT MY GRADUATION PICTURE WOULD WIND UP IN CYBER SPACE. JOHN B. YOU ARE AMAZING. KAREN, I DON'T THINK THAT BILL WILL EVER FINISH HIS TERM PAPER. I THINK THAT HE WAS UNDER THE CARE OF MISS LUCY TO LONG, YOU KNOW WHO I MEAN, SHE WAS OUR SCHOOL NURSE. WELL GOT TO SIGN OFF FOR NOW. GOT TO DESIGN SOME MORE AIRPLANES.
Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 23:24:15
Name: Susan King
Message: OK everybody -- I just got off the phone with KONNIE KRISLOCK! She should be checking in shortly and will need a few ? to catch up but look for her.....it was great to hear her again. We've been playing phone tag for a couple of months but have now connected and I am soooooo glad to have her back.....For those of you who aren't of that era, Konnie was the journalism teacher and Cougar Staff advisor, sometime Pep Squad advisor and general counsel to us all. She was one of those teachers you never forget.....often think about and always love. And she'll have some great stories and remembrances as well.....stay tuned.
Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 20:24:36
Name: karen kuehl
Message: Bill Engle, I don't know if Mr. Elmore is still around, but I'm sure he would be proud of you for finishing your term paper. He would probably take a few points off for being turned in late tho!! Better late than never, huh? Hope to see you at the next reunion. Lyman, It's great to see you sign on. You must come down to CA and dry off. Hope to see you at the next reunion too.
Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 11:51:40
Name: Roni Kobel
Message: Jorge, you CRACK ME UP!!!! You, too, Mandy! Ich habe kopfschmerzen!
And speaking of Nyman Hall films, how about The Red Balloon, and the one with all the ping pong balls...remember?
Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 02:00:15
Name: MARIO ARZATE
Message: I LIKE THIS PAGE EVEN THOE IS NOT IN NOT MY DECADE. I LIKE TO SEE THAT HAWTHORNE HIGH IS RECONIZED... KEEP ON TRUCKIN
Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 22:35:38
Name: Jorge Llaves
E-Mail: Mathesh@ AOL.COM
Message: A wonderful thing happened yesterday. You see V2 or 5 or whatever her number is in that litter gave me an intense counseling session so perhaps I have the courage to move on with my problem. In 1946 upon coming home from China and being released from the Marine Corps it was time to decide on a future life. Had a rewarding time helping young and scared recruits learn skills, gain confidence, and pride in themselves so decided to try and become a teacher. Started at Leuzinger in 1948 and spent half my life trying to change children into responsible young women and men. Now I sit and brood about how could I have gone so wrong?? I mean- just look at some of the things you- oh God- I just cant face any more of it tonight.
Note: Alan, You know what you have to do.
Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 21:08:36
Name: Mandy Martes
Message: O mein Gott! While I was busy rambling, I had to get back on here and ramble one more time! I was thinking about that biology grade, and I thought of one that was a close second.... Mr. Grahamer's independent study-style German class.
Let's see...... mess around or study...mess around or study...mess around or study......... I did manage to pull a C-. And the trip to Germany helped my German. Ein mehr grosse bier, bitte. Vo ist die toilette?
But some phrases from the conversation group did stick. Nein, in die worstkuche. or Rechts, und geradeaus. Funny the things you remember. Peggy and I have had some laughs about it, even though she graduated before I got there. The phrases were still the same. Peggy did the Germany trip twice, and she denies any responsiblilty for George Key's injuries. (Ein mehr grosse bier, bitte) pardon the spelling
Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 20:03:01
Name: Mandy Martes
Message: Nyman Hall Movies......
How about during drivers ed
I also remember seeing some fun Monty Python movies there, as well as Young Frankenstein. What a crack up. Speaking of movies, how about Rocky Horror at the Hermosa cheap theaters by the surf shop where you could buy cool beach sandals. I remember Bill Snyder and Tony Frink and other OLD people doing the time warp in the back yard at Bill's house. Speaking of the beach, 26th was not cool with my crowd at Hawthorne, although the tradition did reign into the 80s. We hung out at El Porto, and roller SKATED to "2-6" to see who was there. Then we had to stop at El Tarasco's on the way home. MMMMMMmmmmm. Since my dear sisters frequent this site, I should leave out the fact that we spent time at the beach when I should have been in 7th period biology with Mr. Andrade. Hence, the only D I ever got in high school. Oh, well, when you're 5th in line in a family of stinkin' saints, somebody's gotta break the mold. It wasn't too hard, since I was a spaz at volleyball, so opted for co-ed track and cross country instead. By the way, we fielded the first real girls track team at Hawthorne, and they went on in later years to win some serious titles. I'll take credit for that. Sorry, Coach Courtney.
By the way, there were still some green footprints around when I went to dear old HHS. Guess they couldn't afford to paint. tsk tsk
Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 18:33:37
Name: Sande Gosper
Message: To all Class of 68 Alumni - Have been quite flaky since August reunion - Lots of personal things!!!!! I'm back on track and working on the address book. Should be out with the next couple of months. Sending reunion pix to John so he can update our page. Any inquiries please email me. Sorry for the delay!
Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 14:49:07
Name: LYMAN MOSS
Message: WELL WELL IF THIS ISN'T FUN THEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT FUN IS. I HAVE BEEN READING ALL THE MESSAGES, MOSTLY ANYTHING THAT HAS CLASS OF '59'. ITS BEEN ALMOST 40 YEARS SINCE I HAVE HEARD OR SEEN YOUR NAMES. IT IS REALLY GREAT TO SEE ALL THE FAMILAR NAMES ON THE ALUMNI LIST. I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN THE GREATER SEATTLE AREA FOR OVER 31 YEARS. YOU KNOW, THATS THE PLACE WHERE IT IS ALWAYS RAINING, AND WHEN ITS NOT RAINING IT IS GETTING READY TO RAIN. MAYBE SOME DAY I WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND A CLASS REUNION THAT IS IF I CAN GET MY RUSTY JOINTS TO MOVE. I NOTICED THAT PEGGY SARVIS MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT A 40TH. BY THE WAY PEGGY WE WORK AT THE SAME COMPANY. MY SISTER CLASS OF '57' AND MY YOUNGER BROTHER CLASS OF '60' ALSO WORK FOR THE BOEING COMPANY. IT SURE IS A SMALL WORLD. TAKE CARE ALL YOU COUGARS.