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Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 18:53:23
Maiden: itmaybehoodif icanjustgotolincolnonasaturday
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Why would anyone go to a Duck game, Hockey or football, when you got airfare and seats to the greatest show in town? Hoody you need help! Just like the old song says, you always hurt the one you love! What do you think now El Rojo? Whatever you do Robin, please don't give the October 27, 2001 tickets to Tom Burroughs or anybody named GREASBY! And as for the California Casual remark, it was a combination I saw you wear just copied it. You are still my hero Robin just lost my head talking to Mr. Jardine.
Name: Kelley () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 17:59:48
City and State: Coos Bay Oregon
Message: John, looked at the cruise pictures last night. Very nice. Didn't know many people in the pictures but it was fun looking at them. Looked mighty cold.........Thanks John.
Hey Kel, Yes it was a cool one on cruise night.
Name: Robert Jensen () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 16:42:55
City and State: Los Angeles, Ca
Message: Who recalls going to Cheney?s to get your vibrator replaced? Cheney?s Radio was located on Inglewood Avenue at Imperial Highway.
There's a word out of the past. A vibrator was a device that was a part of your car radio. Without going into much detail, if your vibrator wasn't vibrating, your radio wouldn't work. Thanks Bob.....
Name: Bill Frey () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 15:56:31
City and State: Helena, MT
Message: Interesting note on Fred Morgan, He married my mother Betty Frey, now Morgan, approximately 12-13 years ago
Thanks Bill. I guess you're a musician then.
Name: Bobby Fitzgerald () on Friday, April 13, 2001 at 20:06:40
City and State: Santa Ana,Ca.
Message: Just a quick note wishing all you cougs. a safe and wonderful Easter.
Same to you Bobby. See you all next week.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Friday, April 13, 2001 at 13:38:49
Message: Gary, Wish You Were Here would sound great on accordion! Hey I hear this really great Neil Young tribute band (with an HHS connection) called "Heart of Gold" is playing at the Whisky on April 18.
Again Dan you got in a cheeeep plug.
Name: Robin () on Friday, April 13, 2001 at 12:38:26
City and State: RB,CA
Message: Chris,I honestly thought the CD was plenty of prize for such a quick and short notice contest. So I was very surprised to find the Husker season tickets w/ air and accommodations in the mail today. There are some conflicting dates with Duck games ,but I know I will find some non runny nose Cougar who will enjoy them. Also the round trip tickets to Maui are truly over the top, but will fit right into my schedule as I have no school bake sales or neighbors kids T-ball games to interfere...And last but not least, I realize the time and effort some of my competitors spent printing and counting pages (4 days?..DUH:o)...All the more reason Chris to thank you for giving me the closest guess last friday and two guesses to get closer...that really helped...Thanks again and have a wonderful Easter Cougs....:o)PS:..Sloey, I'm really sorry I didn't see you at the reunion..and in that picture with Jardine, was he telling you that California Casual meant sometime within the last two decades?...:o)
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, April 13, 2001 at 12:04:01
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Royal, I was fawning over Al and couldn't make it. Chris what can I say that a blanket party wouldn't? I obviously won't be returning any emails til 2002! Sloey
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Friday, April 13, 2001 at 10:13:43
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Hey Jim Sloey, I heard that you were upset that you did not get the CD at the cruise night. Well since I did not have your snail mail address I figured the next best thing was to e-mail it to you. I did one thing better also I sent you the 36 MB file that was on the CD and then I also sent you the 70 MB file of all CT. I did not know which address to send them to so I sent them to both of your addresses. I hope you enjoy!
That oughta clog up the old email box for about a week and a half of download time. Jim, I guess we'll hear from you next month. Enjoy your prize.
Name: Ginger Patterson () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 23:07:27
City and State: Harriman TN
Message: Just got a call from a very special old friend...he went to the reunion and had an excellent time...he told me how great everything was...how good to see how everyone looked now...I feel much worse now that I had to miss all the fun...Maybe next time...I'll order the memory book and maybe see a lot of old friends.
Name: penny () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 23:05:57
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Hello Class of 62. Just got my computer up and running.
Hey Penny, I remember you. Glad you found us. Thanks for checkin' in.
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 23:04:28
Maiden: PROMNIGHTS 'R US
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: OK..Here's some new comers for PROM NIGHT .. Sue Bierman King '74 & Jane Baker Hammond '66. Now, what I want to know is, is Mom B gonna be there or not.. I can't believe that she has reservations about attending this dance. (must be something I'm doin' wrong here).. Now, just remember that I'll be gone the first week in May, but I have given instructions to Matt Peterson on how to work your last good nerve.. He's quiet, but deadly.. like a silent fa*t. so get your tickets now while you're still dealing with just me. Ok.. here's your incentive.. A free trip to Hawaii with every purchase.
Name: Terry Leeper () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 21:38:26
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: John, That was the best ever CRUISE NIGHT! A little nippy, but you gotta be tough! I'm sure your get-together in Cerritos turned out well. Remember where several of us were one year ago this weekend, I believe. Hard to forget Wine Country Weekend and those wax lips! Your pictures turned out really great. By the way, thanks to Paco for his information about digital cameras. We really had a great time and look forward to the next cruise nite, except we'll probably be in Washington, so you'll just have to bring it to Spokane!
Terry and Judi
Hey Man, Thanks for the shout. I liked this cruise night too. I think we'll have a wine country weekend at pickin time this year.
Name: irene macias () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 21:15:15
Message: well i live in hawthorne i absolutely love it i run eith the local hispanic gang hawthorne has changed they should have left the trolley on hawthorne boulavard i have lots of friend that go to hawthorne high now
Name: Susie O'Gorman () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 19:11:47
City and State: Azalea, Oregon
Message: To Gary Nelson Bob Coffee lives in Northern Calif. about 20 miles from Auburn. He only has a cell phone, and lives pretty far out in the woods. I really didn't know him, but met him at the reunion, and talked to him quite a bit. I also knew you in High School, but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't remember me. Susie
Name: Susie O'Gorman () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 18:51:59
City and State: Azalea,Oregon
Message: Well, I finally made it to a reunion, after only 40 yrs. I just want to say that I had the most fabulous time. To Mike Shay, I'm really sorry I didn't get to talk to you. John Baker, glad to finally meet you, and to all the friends I reconnected with , it was great. Having dinner next to Al Jardine was good. My friends at Seven Feathers Casino in Oregon are all jealous, and can't wait until I bring the Photo to work. Hopefully I will get to go to the next reunion. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. Thanks mostly to Mike Shay for reconnecting me with Helen, someone I've missed over the years. Susie
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 17:08:42
Maiden: Same as above
City and State: Cerritos, California
Message: Jim Sloey, Where were you at Cruise Night? You missed the best one ever! A lot of people from out of town because of the reunion. No excuses next time, we just want results. John, At the reunion, Pat and I were impressed with Mr. Nyman. At 87 years old he sounded as he always did especially with that good sense of humor. What a great group of people. We were sure blessed to grow up in Hawthorne, the City of Good Neighbors. Thank God I'm a Coug! Royal
Name: george dickey () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 17:04:11
City and State: austin, texas
Message: Surfing the feedback pages ("My Back Page's?), Mr. Romano on page 139 asks after "Stellino's Market." I grew up three houses, on the same side of the street (North) as Stellino's--three houses to be exact. That Market was a major part of my youth! I've was in there a thousand times (at least)--suckers, errands for mom, buying meat (never got sick)! As a kid it seemed like it would last forever. Who knew about such things as "goin' outta business." I remember flying kites directly over it, with my brother Larry, and dropping water balloons from the kites using Larry Keating's (HHS'61) advanced technology of "balloon bombing." Sometimes, I fear, we missed--Heh, heh. Ya got one of the greatest uses of the internet goin', John. Later.
Name: hal carroll () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 14:46:24
Message: GREAT WEB SITE!!! innovative and very nicely done... keep up your good work. hal
Name: Maurine White () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 14:27:25
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Just looked at the pictures from "Cruise Night"--Wow, I am still kicking myself. I washed my car, lined up another babysitter for my grandson, and was planning to go. Then I got cold feet as someone was talking about "large redheads" and I fit the description! Also, I couldn't get my brother-Newell Endicott,'63-to go with me, didn't want to go alone, and there was a sigalert on the 405 so I just wimped out. I hope nothing holds me back from the event in August. I did make it to the reunion Saturday, and it was fantastic. Loved seeing everyone. Continued thanks to you, John, and the committees that make these reunions happen.
Hi Maurine, No need to wimp out on Cruise nights as you have lots of friends there. Maybe we'll see you and Newell at the next one. I know we'll see you at the Prom....
Name: Bob Melendrez () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 12:30:47
City and State: Lawndale, CA
Message: John, are you Wayne's agent now?? 8^) I remember Wayne Dickey very well. He's one of those multi-talented individuals that can do a lot better than hang out with a bunch of middle-aged rock'n'rollers like us. But, we do have a lot of fun!!! Looking forward to the 70-73 Reunion in August.... Happy Easter and Passover, Cougs!
Thanks Bob, and yes I get half of what Wayne makes on the accordion. On Cruise Night I knocked down a cool 85 cents.
Name: Jim Sloey () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 11:45:50
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Well I think the essence of Hawthorne High School was exemplified by Al Jardine. Be true to your school and your old friends, he truly showed what a genuine person he is, subjecting himself to the Coach's ragging, (and man can he do it!) and being a part of his youth not as a celebrity but as a Cougar, an undersized fullback with a big heart. Hearing some of the stories from King John and then reading Ricki's feedback, it is so obvious why the Beach Boys were so popular, its genuine stuff. Hey, and unlike some other groups that have come from HHS, if People Magazine calls us Al, we'll tell them you're a class act!
Sloey [John, now do you think he'll get me Stan Love's autograph, the former Laker?] BA BA BA BA BA Barann.
It sure was embarrassing the other night when everything Al said, you laughed at. You'd have thought Sheckey Greene was at the reunion. Sloey, you were so obsequious I wanted to hurl. As to Stan Loves autograph, No, but I can get you Ricki Valencia's for a dollar.
Name: Matt Peterson () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 10:43:19
Message: Sorry I missed cruise night. Sounds like it was lots of fun. I thought for sure I had guessed the right number of pages. Oh well. Wayne I found you a gig to play your accordion at. How about the Toast to Yost wrestlers/scorekeepers reunion. I know you wrestled. So its a natural fit. I hope to see you there, with or without the accordion. Remember, its July 14, 2001 at the Lakes Golf Course Restaurant in El Segundo from 6 to 10 pm. Only $33. I am learning from Judy on how to plug a reunion.
Hey Matt, If it has to do with HHS reunions, PLUG AWAY!! OK all you Yost wrestlers and scorekeepers out there, it's real simple. You show up, pay your 33 dollars and have a great time.
How many times do I have to say this, "Always Show Up At Your Reunions".
Name: Gary Lents () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 08:07:02
City and State: Vista
Message: Ron, I'm not guesswho67....I'll change my Email address in the proper area. Sorry I missed the Cruise nite; maybe next time, coulda used a dose of Wayne's accordian. Wayne do you do Floyd? Funny thing happened at work....It turns out a lady that works with me (in Vista) graduated from Aviation (isn't Aviation gone?) in '67....told her about C'town (she is sooooo jealous)
No, but Wayne does Floren.
Aviation High is indeed gone, but part of the school has been turned into the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.
Name: Debbie () on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 04:32:27
City and State: Incline Village, NV
Message: Marcia Coleman ('66) If the Jon Heckendorf you are looking for, he had sister Jayne Heckendorf whom I went to York Street School and Hawthorne Intermediate with, I (think) I found him and have his address and phone number at home. If I can find it I will send it back to you on this page. I can't remember how I found it oher than putting his name in an AOL search and narrowed it down. Will be home on Friday and look for it for you. Debbie (Johnston) Washburn, Class of '72.
It still is a small Cougar world. Instead of putting his phone number up here, please email it to Marcia? Thanks Debbie for helping out.
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 21:43:42
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Along with everyone, I also would like to thank both the committee that worked so hard to make our reunion the success that it was, and to John Baker for the number of people that would never have heard about it without this website.
My husband Jim and I had a marvelous time. I, as did most of you, rekindled lost friendships and perhaps established new ones. Thank you Al Jardine for taking the time to talk with me and introduce myself to someone whom I've admired for a long time. I know that you are a "Beach Boy" and all of that, but I honestly meant it when I said that I remember you mostly for being a fine athlete and a nice guy. I was the one in your history class at El Camino. Thanks for posing with me too. My students loved the photos, as I knew that they would. They seem to still love the "Beach Boys". I hope that you're there again at Prom night. Robin, it was certainly a pleasure to meet you after all of this time. Sorry that I couldn't see you later for a ride in the Panoz. Next time I'll have to meet Janet. It looks like you two were made for each other.
It was terrific meeting so many of you and especially visiting with Joy, Sharon, Jeanette, Brian and all of you. It was a real kick to see Mrs. Ashby. I always turned my books in on time. Janet, your mom looks great. Patty Adams and Linda Hailey...we've known each other since Eucalyptus. Mary, it was good to see you too. Marion and Ronnie...I see that you'll be at Prom Night. I can hardly wait.
This night must have been great because my husband went into it blindly and he had a wonderful time.
Individual Cougs don't realize how THEY contribute to the whole reunion picture. It's especially nice to have Al Jardine come home, but you as a classmate, Coach Plum, or Mrs. Ashby, touch many people too. People who don't show, whether it be classmates, teachers or musicians, not only cheat themselves, but their friends too. Thanks Ricki for being a part of this reunion. I know you made many people smile on Saturday night.
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 20:19:52
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Paco, It was $1.75 when you took the picture. I think Mr Plotkin had his fingers in my donation cup LOL. You know you have to watch those math teachers! Sounds like everyone had a good time at the re-union. Donna and I were going to crash the party at about 10 pm, and yes I had plans to bring my accordian. But we fell asleep. I want to thank everyone at Foster for not throwing anything while I played. Next time we will have to get more musicians together and have even more fun.
Hey Bob Melendrez, This guys GOOD on the accordion. Do you think you can find room for him in your band? Hey WAIT!! Didn't Pink Floyd have an accordion in there somewhere when they did that USC thingaroony a few decades ago? Stick with me Wayne. I'll find you something. .....too bad Lawrence Welk died... let me think here........
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 19:12:37
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Well you miss a cruise night and you get lit up for it. It's ok, [Baker nothing from you, I know where all the bodies are buried, HUH? and don't everyone email me asking what bodies, cause as Jack said you can't handle the truth] I can take that but Mr. Prewitt unless you want to have the same last name as Mr. Hood, [DEFENDANT] you'll cough up my prize. Nothing in the rules about being present at cruise night to be the winner. It took me nearly 4 days to count those pages! And I believe it was an illegal contest too, who is charge of this site anyway? On an equally serious note, really sorry I miss the cruise night, [nothing Baker!] not only to see the usual fine folks, but El Rojo and his wife, Tom 'how much did you make them pay you to wear that sweatshirt' Burroughs the B girls especially mom, my favorite Hood, Marsha, Chicken Fanny, [Baker have you ever bought lunch?] the prom queen, Walter 'play me a song dude' Holt and a wunnerful a wunnerful Wayne Dickey. Wayne did I ever tell you about seeing Sidoti a few years ago? It would take more than a bite today! What a country. Next time I promise...[now Baker]! Pinks?
The only thing I have to say is, if you stopped having kids you wouldn't have ANY excuses. This ones graduating, and that ones got a ballgame, and the other ones getting marr.....OOOPS!! Sorry Colby....it slipped. What the heck boy, I don't blame you much for running off and marrying your shop teacher. Your father saying one thing then coming up with the old "I had a runny nose and couldn't make it" story. I know it embarrasses your whole family kid, so have a good life in Arkansas. I guess it goes back to the Lawyer/Fisherman theory, "If their lips are moving, they're makin' it up". Thanks Sloey for never coming to anything, then chiming in later with "Next Time I Promise". I think Jesse Jackson said that to what's her name........well that's another story.
Name: Joe Bell () on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 18:07:44
City and State: Artesia, CA
Message: I enjoyed the Reunion, so Much last Sat. This is the 1st one I found out about, so Glad to see 'All.' God Bless You for having this, at this time. I hope to see more of You.
Hey Joe, It was nice to meet you on Saturday night. I hope you have a chance to do it all again on Prom Night in August.
Name: Jim West () on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 17:44:57
City and State: El Segundo, Ca.
Message: Hello everyone, John, what a way to start the weekend. Cruise night was great and the reunion even better. It was great seeing so many good friends, it was just great fun. Big thanks to all on the reunion committee.
Hey Jim, I agree that this reunion was the best yet. Rich Sloan and all the rest did a bang up job. You're all to be commended for your excellence and professionalism. Thank you all for an outstanding weekend. And thanks to you Jim, for being there. It meant a lot to many people.
Name: Wade Greasby () on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 16:03:04
City and State: Huntington Beach, Ca
Message: To all the cougs who use to support the Kings. It is play-off season again and I hope to see or here from all of you at the Staples this year. A couple years back, while still at the Forum, there were 35 Cougar alumni at one game. The game ended at 10:30 and in the parking lot the cougars didn't leave until 2:30a.m. That was trully a fine reunion. Hope we can all get together at one play-off game this year. If you're ever in HB drop by.
Thanks Wade, Is Hockey still considered a sport? JUST KIDDING!!! Actually I was thinking of Soccer.
It doesn't matter where Cougs, as long as you're getting back together....