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some 70's Silver Bullet music...... Bob Seger
Name: Carolyn Uhlig () on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 11:08:31
City and State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Heard about this website from my very best friend who also attended Hawthorne High and graduated in 1968. Wanted to check it out and see if I could get information on old friends and see what is new with Hawthorne High! Thanks!
Hi Carolyn, Welcome to Cougartown....
Name: Mike Castro () on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 10:16:18
City and State: Knockemstiff OH
Message: Hey DJ, Mr. Johnson, sorry. It looked funny cuz I do not know how to work feedback yet. My post was an inside joke I pulled on Keith whenever I saw him.
Name: Linda Farrow () on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 09:30:12
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Message to Chris Prewitt, Chris how long is this contest going on for? will you announce the winner at the Foster's Run this Friday? I'm waiting with anticipation..Linda
Name: obviouslynotwelcome () on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 02:57:44
Message: INVITATION: OPEN TO ALL WHO ATTENDED HAWTHORNE HIGH SCHOOL real nice...
Geez, must be one of those lonely Olympians wanting to come to our Prom.
Name: Hilda Rand () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 21:19:31
City and State: Upland, Ca
Message: Hi to everyone. I'm looking forward to the reunion this Saturday. Hope to see a lot of you there
Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 18:49:40
City and State: Downtown Lost Angeles
Message: Hello Jeff Dobbs (my hands still hurt from playing "hot hands" with your brother and Ellis Twine) and Mike Castro (dude, what are you talking about?). W1P just booked 6/2 @ The Troubadour with Sheer Heart Attack, Queen tribute.
Way to sneakem in Dan......
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 15:25:31
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Well I'm getting some good responses to the question. Leeroy I'm amazed that your guess was so close! Robin your answer of 3 times the number of pages at 100 was close but there is still one person who is closer to the number. Keep them coming.
Name: Camille (Hill) Hawkes () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 11:55:33
City and State: Manhattan Beach
Message: The '59,'60 & '61 Reunion is drawing near and the excitement is in the air...committee members are pasting & cutting & running like the kids we still are. Who knows...maybe Brian Wilson or Al Jardine will be able to make it (we certainly hope so). We really hope any reluctants or shy classmates will decide to show up (even at the door). You will be welcome. Give-away prizes galore. Until SATURDAY, with fond memories.
We'll be there, Camille.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 10:46:39
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: To "whats her face", Yes, I will be at cruise night but not 'till 6-6:30 since both Kathie and I work that day. For those of you who remember the book of the first 100 pages and how thick it was (or anyone else), I will have a prize for the person who can guess closest to the actual number of 8.5 X 11 pages it would take to print the first 300 pages.
Thanks Chris; start guessing Cougs.
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 10:05:56
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: KATHY! I sure hope you can make it to Cruise Night this Friday; I don't want to be the only child of the 70's there! Mikey and I are going to make this Friday a Field Trip day, planning to visit the Hawthorne Airport museum. I had no idea there was a museum there, until it was featured on Cougartown! The museum closes at 3 pm so I guess we'll be at Fosters at 3:15, just to be sure that we get good seats - that would be the sink in the bathroom, right, Judy? MISTER Branigan is going to meet us there for dinner - I hope Patty is going to bring Peter and Allie. See y'all Friday.
Name: George Dickey () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 09:59:37
City and State: Austin, Texas
Message: I remember when I decided to make my move as a "brain". After a mediocre freshman year, I received 6 A's the first six periods the first semester of my sophomore year. Coach Chauncey was to give me my last grade of the semester for P.E. the seventh period. He penciled in a B+, then did a sort of double-take, said something like "You got all a A's, my God!" He promptly took the report card back, erased the B+ and wrote in A-. Then he gave me that brief gruff, knowing smile of his. I ended up graduating 15 out of about 450: THANKS AGAIN TO THE OLE COACH!!
Hey George, thanks for the story and welcome....
Name: Jeff Dobbs () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 09:49:03
Message: Just wanted to look in on the place that i wish i had graduated from. hope all are doing well. jd
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 09:25:01
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well Miss Kathy Stonebraker, do you actually mean that you and Christine Baird don't check CT on a regular basis.. say it isn't so. I can't believe that only a "mass email" could get some of you to log on again.. there's so much going on right now "Cruise Night this Friday & Rich Sloan has his 59-61 reunion this Saturday night.. then this August there's the early 70's reunion.. then the '66 reunion a week later and the Grand Finale' "PROM NIGHT." (another subliminal message) John Boy, give us another great song to click on to get us in the mood. (how about "That Ol' time Rock & Roll or Can't help myself by the 4 Tops) And now thanks to Prom Night newcomers, Jean Wright Waring ' 66 -- and Cheryl Bottolfson Keohen '66, both coming from right here in Calif. (I'm starting to sound like a DJ now) We'll be shooting out a couple more email reminders now and again, but don't wait til the last minute..when the tickets are gone I wouldn't be able to get my own brothers in under the wire..sorry Andrew and Tom, Mom liked you best, but Biz is Biz.
Judy On a quest
Name: Amanda () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 09:15:01
Message: This is a neat page you have. Me and my classmate used the slang words for our 60's project. Keep up the interesting work.
Glad we could be of service Amanda... Hope you got a decent grade.
Name: Lisa & Sharon () on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 08:45:51
Maiden: Graham & Willis
Class: 67 & 72
City and State: Ramona, CA
Message: Just checking in. Sharon and I had a reunion with Pam Cleeton and Annika D. from Sweden on 3/3l/0l. We had a great visit and all is well with them. Sharon has been visiting with me from Maui and what a treat she is. She will be coming back for the 70's reunion party in August - hope all you 70's people are ready for her - I am lucky I did not know her then or it would have been very serious consequences for me and I thought Kelley was nuts. ha ha. Have a great one. Lisa and Sharon
Great!!! That's what it's all about. I hope many more have a chance to get together this year. Thanks girls.....
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 23:01:09
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Gary Catallo, now that's a blast from the past. The Catallo boy's (Gary and Dennis) lived on Grevillea and my brother and I lived on Manor Dr. We played together for years. I can remember one time when all of us were playing football in the street and Dennis went out for a long pass but didn't see the car in his path. He caught the pass turned and side swiped that car. Dis-locating his finger. That was the end of street football for a while. Of course the Catallo family could have had a football team themselves. A Good Italian Family. How many Catallo children attended Hawthorne High anyway? Good to hear from you Gary. Come to Fosters on Friday and bring Dennis.
Name: Kathy Stonebraker a.k.a. "whats her face" () on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 22:58:11
City and State: Anaheim, CA
Message: Hey Gang!! I know, I know, it's been way to long. Killer, DJ, and I have been playing at "The Happiest Place on Earth" since we moved to Anaheim last summer so we been pretty busy. However, last Saturday was my last day with Mickey Mouse so I should have more time for CT.
Judy, I've been hearing from Christine Baird that you've been bugging her to check in so I thought I'd check in too. And much to my surprise, I find out there is a "Cruise In" this Friday. I do remember the first "Cruise In" and how King John made us wait till we hit 100 pages. Remember Chris Prewitt making copies off all 100 pages and bringing it for everyone to see. Does anyone still have that? John, I know the throne was taken back, but do you still have your crown :-) I hope Steve and I can make it Friday. Is anyone else from the mid '70's coming?? Please write in and let us know.
Chris Prewitt...If your coming let me know. I have that cast pin for you.
Looking forward to Friday. Kathy
Well well well.....It's just about time young lady. You forgot to mention that You, Steve, and Killer handled ALL the music, 50-50, and the rest that night. Please show up Kathy, as I promise I won't put you to work this time. ...Well maybe you could bring a Boom Box.....See you there on Friday night.
Name: Dale Craig () on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 21:28:02
City and State: Hawthorne Ca
Message: 4 more days till the biggest Friday night since homecoming of course I mean cruise night at Foster's One thing I remember is the streetcars that ran down along Hawthorne Blvd between So Bay Shopping Center and Downtown L.A. it was a lot of fun to ride it only cost 10 cents I miss those good old days I would like to the streetcars back on the streets of the beautiful city of Hawthorne Hope to see everybody at cruise night on Friday night Thanks for everything Mr. Baker signed Dale aka Dr Taz
Hey Dale, You don't remember the REAL Hawthorne streetcars. See you Friday....
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 20:20:19
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Just a note to let Cougars know to keep Lynn Brooks family in prayer. His mother recently passed away. A nice lady.
Name: Gary Nelson () on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 19:17:45
City and State: Sacramento, CA
Message: Raymond Smith: You can get all those Johnny Lightning cars from:
Hey Gary, Where have you been man? Hope to see you this weekend at Cruise Night or the reunion on Saturday.
Name: Chuck Lucero () on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 19:17:02
City and State: Ferndale
Message: Hi, just looking for e-mail addresses for 2 old friends. Keep up the great work.
Name: Mike Castro () on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 15:15:30
City and State: LAX
Message: Hey D.J., Mr. Johnson To Keith Jones, Lyola theatre, Gran Prix, can't remember the year. CHECK!!!
Name: Tom Burroughs () on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 14:11:21
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: Wonnaful, wannaful. Man is this exciting! It sounds like we might have Wayne Dickey & his Bud Light Music Makers providing some music at Cruise Night!! Live & unplugged! WOW!! Eat your heart out Lawrence Welk fans! If your ever going to attend a cruise night this is the one! I`ll be there even if I have to walk all the way! TB from AZ!
Name: Al Rocca () on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 13:26:55
City and State: Mesa, AZ
Message: Hey Strongheart, I still have my 1972 Rogers butcher block 10 piece set I bought new in 72!! They are still in great shape. The drums have faired better than I did! See, now we can talk about drums not accordians.
Al "Bombsquad" Rocca
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 12:55:57
Message: For those who know Ty Goodman, his father passed away saturday. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 18:42:05
City and State: Third World Man
Message: I hear ya Bob. But I follow the "rule" of not referencnig W1P show dates unless I've also made a pertinent (HHS, C-town) comment. [Which was the same rule I used in plugging your show].
Name: Bob "Strongheart" Melendrez () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 16:03:33
City and State: 90260
Message: Re: Dan Johnson... To be perfectly honest, I've never felt it was appropriate to list all of my band's shows here on Feedback. We have a very active web-site with a link through Cougartown (if you know where to look for it), and all of our activities are listed there. Hey, Al Rocca, if there's gonna be some drummin', I'm in !!! Happy Friday, Cougs!
Yes, for all you people with websites, please add them to our Cool Links at the bottom of the What's New Page. Thanks big Bob.....
Name: Al Rocca () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 15:17:00
City and State: Mesa, AZ
Message: Gary, Good to hear from you. Now I remember my brother John giving you lessons. We used to come to your house quite a bit. John is still playing most Friday and Saturday nights. I hope the rest of your family is doing well.
Name: walter holt () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 15:10:05
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: John... I agree with you on that, I've heard some "alike" bands that were great too. I went to the web site and was amazed at how close these guys look like the Original "Beach Boys" except for the "Beatle" style jackets. Chow for now
Name: Gary Catallo () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 14:35:52
E-Mail: GARY Catallo@west.boeing.com
City and State: Moreno Valley, CA
Message: BIG Wayne Dickey I remember going with you, Tom, and your dad to some Accordian Contest and Al Rocco remember your brother John give me Accordion lessons....have not touched one in years...Anyway just wanted to HI and put my two cents in...SEE YA!!
Name: Dan Johnson (not Jordan) () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 13:49:37
City and State: Haytown
Message: John, I turned that guy on to C-town because I thought it was HHS related and I thought some might be interested. These are the kinds of things I do for the tribute band community. By the way Bob Strongheart, where's the info about your upcoming Heart of Gold (Neil Young) show at the Whisky with Cubensis (Grateful Dead)?
No Problem Dan.....
Name: Susie Russelle () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 12:57:42
City and State: Albq.N.M.
Message: Lost my motherboard, miss you Kebbie Considine... see you all at our reunion in August...Susie
Susie, Now how do you misplace a motherboard?
Name: al Rocca () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 12:47:57
City and State: Mesa, Arizona
Message: Wayne, If you and Artie and the boys get together and play, that would be worth flying in to see. Hey maybe Artie and me can do a rendition of "Let There Be Drums". Artie was my music hero in Mr. Morgan's class.
Let there be drums......Wasn't that Sandy Nelson? I think he played at our Prom in 1962.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 12:45:48
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: The boy with the green hair! My Brudder Bill and I found out at the tender age of 10 and 12 that we were as weird as a boy with green hair! Maybe it had nothing to do with our red hair.
Jim, The one thing that a red head has that a green haired kid doesn't, is freckles.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 11:59:13
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: Raymond Smith; I spoke to Lee Grannis a couple of months ago and he's still going strong! In his 80's, he still surfs and hang glides. I don't remember if it was ""Surfer" or "Surfing", but he started that magazine in the early 6o's or late 50's. I've known Lee since 1963 and he hasn't aged a year. When he surfs at "Legends" he usually rides boards that are older than the other riders...He now lives in Carlsbad.
Name: Kelley () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 11:42:15
City and State: Coos Bay Oregon
Message: The Boy With The Green Hair is one of my favorite movies. I never saw it at the theater, but have seen it on the tube. The Loyola was a beautiful place. Like an old opera house. It has been torn down hasn't it. I know it's not open anymore. I really don't remember the first movie I saw, but Gone with the Wind left a big impression on me. Our folks took us to see it either at the Fox or Loyola. Wow all the cougars from the late 50's early 60's very cool indeed.
Kelley, The Loyola theatre is still there, not as a theatre (I think it's a professional building now), but they kept the architecture right down to the ticket booth. It's all restored and looks beautiful. The Fox theatre in Inglewood is another story. Market street is blocked off; lots of the businesses are closed, and it looks like Inglewood is getting ready to bulldoze the whole street. Very sad.
Name: Doris () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 10:39:32
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: SHARRON MOSS ... Will try your email address again as MAURINE WHITE suggested. Thank you Maurine! Yes, Sharron, I was in Ms. Williams' shorthand class; had forgotten her name. Wasn't she a doll! Remember how all the boys would literally drool over her?! And I think she was every HHS girl's roll model ... and fun to boot!
MARY & IRENE CASTIGLIA!! I definitely remember you two girls! When I saw your picture on FEEDBACK, I exclaimed "OH WOW! I know her!" and then when I saw your name. Geez! Brings back, as you say, fond memories.
BILL JENSEN ... Last but not least, I will visit you in Leavenworth on one condition ... that you hold off on cruising overhead with the Stinson until PROM NITE 2001! Just a tad far to make it to Cruise Night from Idaho! Hey, thanks!
By the way, it is SO GOOD to see you guys and gals from the 50's finally getting in here in FEEDBACK!!! doris
Name: Raymond Smith () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 09:52:18
City and State: Portland,Oregon
Message: I got a thing to say about cars but it's involved in a smaller form. I collect Johnny Lightning(they are much better than Hot Wheel)and the time period of the 50's to 70's is what I look out for. But Johnny Lightning has come out with a series called "Surf Rods" with photos of 1960-69. LeRoy Grannis is the photographer of these cars. Has anyone heard of him? The names of these cars are Banzai Babes, Banzai Boys, Bahama Mamas, Coast Busters, Big Kahuna, Palos Verde Vixens, Torrance Terrors, Malibu Babes, Santa Monica Maniacs, Cowabunga Boys, Waimea Mamas, Hermosa Beach Bums, Surf Daddies, Huntington Honey's, Laguna Longboards, The Hang Ten Men, and Redondo Gonzos. My question is: Are these for real or just a commercial gimmick? Some cars are very convincing from such as a 1940 Ford pickup to 1954 Chevy Panel and many more. Anyone can recall seeing these cars or let alone Clubs?
Name: walter holt () on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 09:09:46
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Hmmm...”Beach Toys” huh...When I think of those, it brings to mind Long Hot Summer Days filled with Sand, Sun, Woodies, Rods, Surfboards, Sex Wax, Boogie Boards, Skim Boards, Frisbees, Tropical Tan, Ladies in String Bikinis, Dudes in Surf trunks. But a band that tries to look like the original “Beach Boys”? I think I’ll Leave my thoughts on that one alone. 7 Days to “Cruise Night” can’t wait. Great stuff this week fellow Cougs. Have a good weekend
Hey walter, I think some of these tribute bands are better than the originals......