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Paco's New Old Favorite ....... Chris Montez and Kathy Young
Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 19:46:16
City and State: She Had To Leave, Los Angeles
Message: One last word on XXXXX XXXXX -- his e-mail address identifies his zip as 90212 which, as Aaron Spelling will tell you, not really Beverly Hills at all (well, it's in the city limits, but that doesn't matter when 90210 the only part of the city that counts (and 90250 is the only part of the County that counts)
Name: The Jensen Boys () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 19:27:18
City and State: Hawthorne,LA,
Message: We just wanted to let everyone know that there is a group of us meeting at Bob’s Big Boy in Toluca Lake (Burbank) on Friday March the ninth at about 8:00 PM. Anyone who wants to join in is very welcome. Bob’s Big Boy address is 4211 Riverside Drive, Burbank, California 818-843-9334. It’s between Pass Avenue and Clybourn Avenue. We’re going to order up some French Fries and a big bottle of A1 steak sauce. Marilyn Poch, class of“65” taught us that. We hope to meet some of you there. John, do you think you might make it?
Man, I'd love to be there, but have a family thing that night. Next time guys. I know it's gonna be a gas. Not many Bobs Big Boys left. Take some pictures please.
Name: DALE CRAIG () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 17:54:37
City and State: HAWTHORNE CA
Message: To the FEEDBACK GOD aka.John Baker it's almost time to get out of my office get ready to go home and get ready knock down some pins in Westchester with alumni Rusty Perkins & Mike Kopella and others have great day signed The Bowling God class of 76
Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 16:55:04
City and State: Los Angeles
Message: Because of all this rain a HHS memory just flashed through my mind. Does anyone recall how HHS campus would flood during the rainy season? Remember traversing those wooden planks placed by the wonderful janitorial staff? One of my favorites was doing the ?Slip and Slide? on the lawn in front of the Boy?s Gym during first period P.E. Fun for us, not so for the poor lawn.
Name: Dan () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 16:23:10
City and State: Torrance Calif.
Message: To Coach Chauncey; The best high school football coach ever, and had you gone to college coaching, I am sure you would have been the best college coach also. I think you could have motivated one of our GAA teams into going to CIF, I don't mean anything negative about our girls, they were all ladies. Its just that you were blessed with the ability to motivate. And I was blessed with having you as a coach my first two years. I look back on that 1959 CIF team and remember the papers said we were going to lose before every game we played. The only game we lost was to Long Beach Poly in the CIF finals and we only lost by 2 points. Good health Coach and get well soon. Thanks for all the years, and for staying in touch with HHS alumni. He was the best.
Name: Kelley () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 16:13:57
City and State: Coos Bay,Oregon by the ocean and bay and slough
Message: I see it's only 52 in Hawthorne. Well we have a nice 70 going on here in Coos Bay. John I take my Gamma with me everywhere, can't leave home without it.
and she looks to be a fine looking pioneer spirited lady too. **Happy Birthday Kell**
Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 15:47:23
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: To Gary Lents..."Have massage table, will travel" to eucalyptus that is.
Name: Paco () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 15:40:28
Message: Just finished my 3 day course on the use of short irons by XXXXX XXXXX...He was one of the first to use a weak or limp grip. I must enroll in my next course, putting and the short stroke...
Better known as the "NORMAN".
Name: Walter Holt () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 15:26:46
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Ok Yamma Honey...Uh question for you babe. Why have you been practicin your polka steps for? It must be for those Jensen fellas cause I surely gave up polka after my parents made me dance that with my sister when I was growing up...Yuck...Anyway, I've taken the combat boots off, turned off Apocalypse Now, put away SSGT Barry Stadlers “Green Beret” an getting back to some Jukebox Jukin for PROM NIGHT 2001. Twisten....Twisten...everybodys doing great...Twisten....Twisten...Twisten the night away.
Name: John Bairdsford Tipton Hood () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 15:21:00
City and State: Raining in Redondo
Message: A FEED STORE!!?? How do expect Cougartown to grow one more person knowing that some ingrate kin of a feed store owner is running it?...I am shocked John Baker...And had I dropped my latte on my laptop or choked on my lemon scone, you would have heard from my council and I dont mean tomorrow...:o)...Easy Cougs..a little levity here...JB my Grandpa Hood used to frequent Baker Feed and Grain for the chickens, cows, and my dads horse "Tope". Dad and Tope were early Hawthorne Blvd cruisers in the days when your animal could take a XXXXX XXXXX in the dirt and not get a $500 fine for it...Well back to my Folgers and cold piece of toast...Later Cougs..:o)
Actually it was the Baker CASH Feed Store. Grandpa didn't do any credit business unless it was with his bookie. Geez Robin you caught me with my Norman hangin' out here, otherwise I would've had a picture of the place. I'll see if I can find one.
Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 14:45:05
Maiden: DING DONG
Message: Walter Honey! Aren't you glad that xxx person is gone! Hateful S.O.G.!!! Almost wish he would come to PROM NITE 2001 so me and mah sister culd whip his ah, uh, aristocratic behind! In the meantime, I'm a-practicin' my close-up two-step to be done on that 12 sq inches a floor with my Walter Honey!
Name: Doug Medina () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 13:49:51
City and State: Murrieta, Ca.
Message: To Hal Chauncey,
What a beautiful story about the birth of your daughter. I played ball at GGHS. I think it is so wonderful that you still keep in touch with all of the alumni. Would it be an understatement to consider you a "great man?" Don't be too modest now.
I asked my mom Peggy Peters '61 about that Royal Lord guy and she said he was a real nice guy. You must be proud to have coached so many fine young men over the years.
God bless you Sir. Thanks to John Baker as well, another class act. I mean it. I have nothin' to gain by b-tt kissin'! I'm sure you hear it all the time John. You do have something special going on here. Thanks for considering me on your board message board!
Hawthorne and HHS RULE!
Hi Doug, I can say without hesitation that HHS and Hawthorne was the BEST place to "grow up" in the 50's and 60's. Also, Coach Chauncey along with dozens of other Coach/Teacher/Mentors were responsible for turning out men like Royal Lord, Dan Dye below, and countless others through their tenure at HHS. Today at HHS, I'm sure there are many others that take on that same responsibility, but the early faculty are the ones I remember. I thank my parents and the teachers of HHS and Hawthorne. Without them, we would be nothing.
Name: Dan Dye () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 13:27:24
City and State: Torrance Calif.
Message: Now that the air ways are clear again. I have been away from CT for about 7 months. Its good to be back. About Coach Ron Halladay, yes he was strong, he was only about 5'6" but he weighed about 225lbs and all muscle. His forearms were as big as my leg. He was a good man. See you all at Prom Night. Always a Cougar.
Hey Dan, Glad you FINALLY found Ctown again. Dan's yet ANOTHER Cougar from that famous 1959 Championship HHS football team. See you on Prom Night Dan and thanks for checking in. You have to do that every 7 months or so.
Name: DALE CRAIG () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 13:17:37
City and State: HAWTHORNE CA
Message: IF ANYONE IS GOING TO PROM NIGHT AND IS FROM OUT STATE CALL ME UP AT GROUND NET EXPRESS AND I SET UP YOUR TRANSPORTATION NEEDS FROM LAX AND JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT CALL ME AT 1-800-213-0077 THANKS AGAIN LOVE COUGS RED NECK COUG DALE
Name: Mike Backus () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 12:07:35
Message: Recent events have me thinking about 'Hillbillies' and how that relates to our lives in Hawthorne. During the '80s I heard 'Yuppies' described as "Social lizards who shed their personal histories to move ever upward". The thing that is sad about so many of the people living in 'address' communities is not that a couple of generations back their grandfather was selling apples on a street corner in Brooklyn. What is sad is that they are ashamed of it and pretend it never happened. We Hillbillies, on the other hand, are proud of our heritage, our families, our friends, and our communities. We know who we are and we're comfortable with it. Not everyone will like us. But those who do are ours for life. I'm proud of you Cougs!
My grandfather owned a feed store on Hawthorne Bl. and Maine St. (now 129th) in the 30's and I'm dang proud of it.
Name: Walter Holt () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 10:42:25
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Patti Smith...If you still need a ride by Cruise Night I would be more than happy to swing by and give you a ride. I go right by Cypress. Don't even mention paying for gas it's called helping out. You can Email me with the details on where to meet.
There you go AGAIN Patti. These Cougs are all right. Thank you Walter......
Name: DALE CRAIG () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 10:34:42
City and State: HAWTHORNE CA
Message: I'LL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO PICK PATTI UP IN CYPRESS IN WORK IN TORRANCE IF SHE STILL NEEDS A RIDE TO CRUISE NIGHT CALL ME AT GROUND NET 1-800-213-7700
There you go Patti. Another Cougar saves the day. Thanks Dale.....
Name: Jack Risner () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 10:11:24
City and State: Hailey, Id
Message: I don't know what made me think of it, but if HHS is enclosed with a hurricane fence, how can the coaches make anyone run a "sidewalk" lap anymore? Maybe it was the note from "Ol Coach". I think he was fairly lax with that punishment but I distinctly remember Dallas Yost's voice yelling "Run me another one-Now" at me over and over the first week of school. Did the girls ever get that punishment. For those that don't know (remember) you ran from the back of the boys gym along the fence towards Thriftimart, up the driveway to El Segundo Blvd., along the blvd., up Inglewood Ave., past the pool, and back to the gym. My favorite "punishment" was from an all time favorite teacher, Manny Pizzaro. He would say, "My friend, my attention cannot be divided between you and the rest of the class. Perhaps you would prefer to sit out on the lawn until you can be still?" And then he would never check on me again! I quickly learned to park my car over near the middle of school on Inglewood! Manny was SO COOL! I even saw him at the Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies concert at the Forum. Dudes and Dudettes 70-74 like, rocked at HHS! For music ideas from the 70's don't forget Zeppelin, Frampton, Humble Pie, The Who, Jethro Tull, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jo Jo Gunne, Robin Trower, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Grand Funk, Black Sabbath, Yes and J. Geils. Dr. Demento has several CD's out with great stuff too! I hope everyone has a chance to laugh out loud today. PEACE
Hey Jack, Now there're some great HHS Coach Memories. I can remember Coach Ron Halladay, who in my day was the CEE Football Coach and the Auto Shop teacher. I'd say, "Coach, can I go to Wynns Brothers and get a part for my car?" Coach Halladay would say, "NO..... but you can go to the head if you want to." So I would go to Wynns Brothers, then usually by Frosties, then back to school.
Coach Halladay was a great guy and was one of the strongest teachers on campus. He could take a 16 pound sledge hammer; grab the extreme end of the handle, and raise the thing straight out to his side. I've never seen anyone else do that.
Name: DALE CRAIG () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 09:42:02
City and State: HAWTHORNE CA
Message: GOOD MORNING MR.CRUISE NIGHT BAKER I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT XXXXX XXXXX ON THE FEEDBACK PAGE HI GLORIA FROM LOST WAGES NV THIS IS THE FIRST FEEDBACK I READ FROM YOU I HOPE SEE YOU A CRUISE NIGHT AND ALSO PROM NIGHT ALSO JOHN SAVE ME A TICKET FOR PROM NIGHT SEE YA AT CRUISE NIGHT IN LESS THAN THIRTY DAYS APRIL 6,2001 THE BIGGEST FRIDAY NIGHT SINCE HOMECOMING GAMES ON FRIDAY NIGHT HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL YOU COUGARS AND STAY DRY SIGNED THE BIGGEST REDNECK COUGAR AROUND DALE THE RED NECK COUGAR OF 76
Hey Dale, We'll see you there on Cruise Night at Fosters, but I can't save you a Prom Night ticket. You'll have to do that yourself by clicking here and filling out the appropriate form. Thanks Dale.....
Name: Doris () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 09:01:39
Message: XOHN ... Once again ... you are my hero! Thanks for getting rid of such a ... ??? pain. And even though it gets repetitious, a BIG thanks for this website and my big COUGAR family!
You are welcome Doris. Glad you're out there as our Twin Falls affiliate of Ctown.
Name: Petey Smith-Smith () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 06:15:42
City and State: SUNNY, OREGON
Message: Thank you Raymond for the kind words. The only thing is, what sickness do I have, that you know of?? Am I too ill to work?? Should I stay home today?? Also a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SURFBABE KELLEY,THE QUEEN OF COOL!!!!!!!!!!! See you in the future.
MAN, Kelley looks a lot like Marilyn.
It's nice to see that Kelley's gramma was there too.
Name: Maria () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 04:12:29
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey Don, I too feel lucky to have such a wonderful place to visit any time of the day and feel like I'm a part of great family called the COUGARS. But I want to know what gifts?
Name: Joyce Blakemore () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 03:20:34
Message: A big "Thank You" for mentioning our L.H.S. Alumni Memorabilia Day, March 2nd. We all really appreciate it.
Hey Joyce, I've already got my lunch ticket and be there this friday. Cougs, if you have a chance to be there, please go, as they have some fun memorabilia from Hawthornes past. Click here for more details.
Name: Blake withell () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 00:57:32
City and State: Toronto Ca.
Message: Glad to hear from "The Coach". In light of "our" teaching/coaching/union, wars, here in Toronto it's nice to hear from a real "COACH". Hopefully,in our school district, this problem has been resolved. I pointed your website out to my daughter's highschool power cheerleading coaches. (Whom are in private industry,) not teachers,and volunteer their time.) Said," when did we lose that". Me thinks somewhere between The Hawthorne Cougars and The White Oaks Wildcats, the spirit got neutered. I am not prepared to give up. They are duly impressed. Fight on. On another note. Regarding to loss of XXXXX XXXXX. What did X. X. stand for anyway? Ah let me think.??? Your memory is the second thing to go! No, let's just kiss him off. Blake
Name: Raymond () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 00:24:58
City and State: Portland, OREGON
Message: First of all John when on "Prom night" make sure you have some rope just in case XXXXX somehow gets in through the door. I'm sure you'll have alot of ex-football players in the room with experience of "Hanging" just like before "Game Day"(but this time it won't be a mascot). Pete-ty Smith, saw your picture in "Paco" and no matter what you hair style is (short of long) you're still a babe. Congrats on you marriage. Anita, saw you picture too and you're still "Party Hardy" and knowing how to have a good time. Hope you're getting better over you sickness.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 00:06:12
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: Does anyone know how to change your last name. And now I feel bad cause Miss Nicocia makes me feel bad about my email address. This other person is ruining my life. I hope he doesn't intend to move to Hawaii. I hope his hair isn't black either. I don't know if I'd look that good as a blond. Oh by the way, the only reason I have a yahoo account is because it reminds me of my favorite drink. How does Keith Partridge sound?
Name: Patti Smith () on Monday, February 26, 2001 at 21:14:07
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: To Boo Boo and Dimples Jensen: Although I didn't get a personal invitation to Bob's Big Boy, I'd love to go, but don't have transportation. Is there anyone passing by Cypress who could give me a ride? Would love to meet you guys before PROM. That goes for you, too, Walter. While we're on the subject of rides, could anyone possibly give me a lift to Cruise Night at Foster's? I'd be happy to pay for the gas.
Cmon Cougs. There's got to be someone that'll give poor Patti a ride. Anyone??
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Monday, February 26, 2001 at 21:05:00
City and State: La Palma, Ca.
Message: Hey John I've been working so much, I haven't had time to put my 2 cents in. Well, forget about that other subject that has taken up way too much space, I would like to know if Hawthorne High is going to have another car show this year. I would love to attend and if there is anything that I can help with, feel free to email or call. Judy I haven't forgotten about the prom. I've just been very busy. Donna told me the check is on its way.
Hey Wayne, You better hurry. Prom ticket sales have picked up since Christmas and are going great guns. At least get your deposit in. Good to hear from you and hope to see you on Cruise Night. Be a Coug boy......
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Monday, February 26, 2001 at 20:51:15
City and State: XXXXance, CX
Message: Oh...there is way0 too muc4h love2 her9e! XXXXXX
Name: Gary Lents () on Monday, February 26, 2001 at 20:50:32
E-Mail: look it up
City and State: anywhere/anytime
Message: Been a-stayin away, but had to say if the little Norman "BJ" wants some company at Eucalyptus Park (right Betty), I'm sure Hector, Tambo, and I would make the road trip.....and Liz, you bring the table cause somebody might need it. Or we could make it cheesecake at 20 paces (just kidding)...
But back to fun....went skiing last weekend and who did I meet? Jim Schroeder's cuz, and he mentioned so many old Cougs from the mid-60s I thought he should get a T-shirt, and he didn't go to BHHS I swear.
Hey Gar', Glad you checked in....see you on Cruise Night.
Name: Elizabeth () on Monday, February 26, 2001 at 20:36:03
Message: You know who your friends are when you are a Cougar. We are a family bound by our history, our memories and our pride. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! You are the ones who remember Rosecrans as a two lane road, lined with eucalyptus trees as far as you could see. You are the ones who share the memory of what it was like to ride your bike down that street and not see a car go by for what seemed like hours. You are the ones who felt the soft ocean breeze carry the song of the meadowlark from those empty fields. We remember each others first day of school and first kisses. We played ball with each other when we first learned what it meant to be a team. We are the ones who know what it felt like to walk onto HHS campus for the first time, a freshman, and walk off, a graduate. May the Cougar Spirit be with you, rednecks and all, and remember, as a Cougar, your back is covered. Love, The Goddess
Cougar Pride......that's what it's all about....