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another 60's classic...... The Beach Boys
Name: Lanny Harris () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 21:55:41
City and State: SLC, UT
Message: THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE TO MY QUESTION TO JERRY R. BTW, DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO THE COACH WAS THAT TAUGHT AUTO SHOP SUMMER SCHOOL IN '61? THE COACH GAVE US A DEMONSTRATION ON HOW TO GRIND VALVES ON THE MACHINE. HE TURNED TO THIS KID AND GAVE HIM A VALVE AND TOLD HIM TO GRIND IT. A LITTLE WHILE LATER THE KID RETURNED WITH A BEAUTIFULLY GROUND VALVE THAT HE CAREFULLY DID ON THE BENCH GRINDER! YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD THE COACH! I FELT SORRY FOR THAT KID. COULD THAT KID BE ON THIS WEB SITE? MY FIRST CAR I BOUGHT FOR $75. WHILE I WAS STILL 15. IT WAS A METALIC, BLUE '51 CHEVY WITH ITS ORIGINAL 6 CYLINDER ENGINE WHICH WE CALLED A SIX BANGER. SO JUST TO BE CUTE (STUPID) I PAINTED "SEX BANGER" ON THE TWO BACK FENDERS, AND THEN OUT TO CRUISE THE BLVD. AND THE A&W. ANYONE REMEMBER?
The autoshop teacher/coach was Coach Halladay, the Cee football coach at that time.
Name: Annette Cessor-Cobb () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 21:49:11
City and State: hawthorne
will pay top $$$$$$ for any Hawthorne High School T-shirts, Sweatshirts or any memorabilia from pre 1990 era. Please email me. Annette Cobb firstname.lastname@example.org
I still have my 1961 gym socks I think. I'll check the hamper.
Name: Doris () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 17:53:48
Message: Great picture John. Either I'm having a senior moment or it's my terrible memory or ... who knows?! But I don't remember telephone/electric poles right on Hawthorne Boulevard ... like ... right on the sidewalk??? Anyway, great picture!!! Thanks.
Yeah, I don't think they were there in the 1948 picture on the Street Scenes page, although you can see Laurance Drugs and Safeway in both pictures.
Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 17:52:16
City and State: LA,CA
Message: Thought this information might be interesting to all. Hawthorne High has come a long way since her beginning in the early 50?s: from the days of eight buildings, unpaved walks, no athletic field, no cafeteria and no library. Those were the ?good old days? of Hawthorne, when all students shared the same gym, spent practically all of their lunch period standing in the long, twisting line to the snack bar, and waded through the washed-out walks on rainy days. But, of course, what the school lacked for in physical attributes and luxuries, was made up for many other ways. The football squad of 1954 took the Pioneer League title. In 1958, HHS athletes came home with first honors in four varsity sports. During every year HHS continued to expand and build. In 1953 the student enrollment record was broken with a startling number of 950 students. The following year, the groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new gym, and the graduation class organized the first Alumni Club. The year 1957 was a busy year for new additions, when new cafeteria, girls? gym, and other new buildings were completed. HalCap Field early in the 1960-61 school year was finally graced with the long-awaited stadium lights, and in 1962 the first varsity football game was played on our own field. HHS where Lima beans and weeds once thrived.
Great stuff Bob, thanks.....
Name: Bob Hunter () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 17:04:05
City and State: Orangevale, CA
Message: Jake, hope you're feeling better. Had a great time talking with you at the reunion. Watch out for them buzzards. Lanny, you mean there really was a building behind the Gunga Din with nude models. I just thought I was having a great dream all these years.
Name: Doris () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 15:24:47
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: Does anyone remember the flood we had from rains about 1952? I can remember, and have pictures (somewhere?) to prove it, that it was almost over the top of our boots at the corner of Eucalyptus and Broadway. It was so bad, that Chaney's Dept Store had flooded; the reason I remember that is because my Mother bought all kinds of towels that had gotten wet from the flood. I seem to remember only those two situations, however. Does anyone remember anything else?
That part of Hawthorne Bl flooded badly. This is a picture taken in the mid to late 30's of the same area.
Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 09:45:48
Maiden: Alumni's Wife
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Just like to thank "Cougartown" for having a link to Warriorville. A WHS Alumni found us via her husband, who's a HHS Alumni. He was on Cougartown visiting the links and found us. He directed his wife (WHS-Alumni) to us. So, let's hear it for our great school websites which are independent of the school districts sites. John, by the way, Warriorville has it's own domain name now therefore can you add the correct url for us? www.warriorville.com We're moving on up! (Laughing) We host a forum via Delphi and I have Hawthorne Chat Central listed on our related forums. :} Seems a few of the WHS-Alumni like those Cougars and vice versa and have even ended up marrying them. Love is a many splendored thing, even between two local high schools. Oh gosh, I know, put a muzzle on this chick. lol
Thanks Kathy, Always nice when old friends find each other through our websites. Thanks for letting us know.
Name: dave nettleton () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 09:39:36
City and State: roseville ca
Message: Hope to visit the old gang at the reunion Aug. 18th.
Hi Dave, Lots of 64 people signed up for the Prom. We'll see you there.
Name: Jerry Rigney () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 03:39:40
City and State: Palmdale, Ca
Message: Lanny: it was actually between El Segundo Blvd. & 126th. st. behind the Gunga Din, and the Police Station.
Name: Les Dickerson () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 01:10:39
City and State: Redondo Beach ,CA.
Message: Hi! all you old cougars.
Name: Jerry Rigney () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 00:10:04
City and State: Palmdale, Ca
Message: Lanny: The building was in the alley behind the Gunga Din between El Segundo Blvd. and Broadway
Name: EL ROJO () on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 19:57:37
Maiden: YOU KNOW
City and State: HOME SWEET HOME
Message: John and the rest of you COUGS out there, ola to all. I'm still going to write most all of you one day and thats not a threat, it's a promise. I ended up with "P" monia over the last couple of weeks and haven't felt much like writing. On the mend now hopefully. You CALIF people just wore us little farm kids out. Anyway... Irene C, Bobby FitZ., Dan and Ann Dye and so on. Will talk to you on the flip side one of these days. By the way Bake, thanks for putting up CHARLENA on the site. I loved it. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. JAKE N JUDE.
Anytime Jake. Thanks for checkin' in.
Name: Lanny Harris () on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 19:55:53
City and State: SLC, UT
Message: John, Back in '57 or '58 Danny Kieffer (my cousin) and I with a few other kids used to climb up on some building near the NW corner of either El Segundo and Hawthorne Blvd or Broadway and Hawthorne to look down through the skylight, directly over an art class. It was the first time either of us had ever seen a naked lady. Do you have any idea what building that might have been? BTW, I lived on 118th st. about five houses east of Felton. The kids that lived around me were Gene Gutierrez, David Winkley and across the street, the Trott sisters. Across Felton to the west was Bob Fox. I lived with my Grandparents and two Uncles, Roy and Shelby Clonts. Does anyone remember this neighborhood and the kids?
Maybe the Masonic lodge on the NW corner of Grevillea and Broadway?
Name: Corey Levitan () on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 18:37:27
City and State: Daily Breeze South Bay
Message: my beach boys story is running 5/18 in RAVE as the cover story, with the headline HOME SURF: A Beach Boys Fan's Guide to Hawthorne.
It includes a map of historical sites, an article on beach boy ties to Hawthorne, q&a with al jardine and -- if we have room -- old yearbook photos. please post this where all can see. i would like to extend a thank-you to all who helped -- especially to fred morgan and rich sloan, who is my personal god right now. unfortunately, for all those who haven't had a chance to get to me, my deadline has come and gone. the story is now closed and in the art department. hope you enjoy!
Thanks Cory, I know we will.
Name: John Baker () on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 16:04:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Does anyone have a clue on the whereabouts of 3 early Cougs?
1. Gerald Schweitzer HHS53
2. George Green HHS54
3. Bill Plaster HHS??
Maybe you know their brother, sister, cousin, etc. or maybe what state they might be living in. If so please email me. Thanks Cougs.
Name: Tressa () on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 15:28:14
City and State: Tustin, CA
Message: I love looking at the pictures..but some don't have last names!!!!Didn't make it to the reunion
Hi Tressa, We don't know all these people by name, sorry.
Name: Karen Byrne () on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 09:44:17
City and State: Lakehead, CA
Message: Hi John, Thanks for all the work you have put into this website.
Hi Karen, always nice when another 62er shows up. Enjoy the site.
Name: John Baker () on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 17:53:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:If any of the people that went to the 59-60-61 reunion have any pictures they want added to the photo book, please send them to:
26441 Broken Bit Ln.
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
They'll be added to the candid picture section of the reunion book.
Thanks Cougs, and have a great weekend.
Name: Mary Ramos (Vandal) () on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 15:48:21
City and State: Buena Park, Ca 90620
Message: Hi I could sure use everyone's help. I am trying to find my dear friend of many years. Her name as you may have remembered back at Hawthorne High was Pegy Noakes class of 1970. If anyone has her e-mail or her phone number please e-mail me. I believe she still lives in Hawthorne. She is now known as Pegy Robuck. Thanks everyone Mary
OK Cougs, who knows where Pegy lives?
Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 15:04:06
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Thanks John Boy.. for the love song.. Last note: To all alumni located in Hawaii..RED ALERT!!! I'm not one to gossip..and you never heard it from me, but.. now that Marsha Russell Hood is on the plane to Hawaii, let me say that she has every intention of mooning the beach of Kihei again, just like last year at her wedding reception. (she got caught up in the moment) She claims that she's had her tanning sessions at Cop-A-Tan and she wants to get her money's worth. (I say this with much love as we're very close...she's a pig) Hawaii, you've been sufficiently warned. Keith Jones, if you can take the time to drop that rock and come up for air..we'll look ya up...your fingers must look like the ends of wienies by now.....and with that, I'm outta here. I'll be looking for your PROM NIGHT payments when I return!!! Did I mention that I got to hug Dan Dye. Bye Sidney!!
AaaaaLooooo-HAH to you and the mighty Cougartown Hawaii entourage. I'll be thinking of you guys tonight, sucking down the Pina Coladas. Have a great time and don't forget to stop by the Star Market and tell them John says hey. We'll see you when you get back.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 14:25:27
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: Been reading about the web site situation. I have been designing sites now for about 6 years to give me something to do (and to make a great side income). I know how a site can cost to maintain. It isn't really the money as much as the time of the person updating (which is worth money!). That is why banners are available. As much as John always said NO banners or advertising, I foresaw the time when this may get out of hand. The idea of the membership money is the best way to keep it "in house) and with no outside advertisers. But, with banners and outside advertising, a great deal of money can be generated. Hobbies sometime turn into business. I did my first 3 or 4 sites for free. Now I get $2,000+ a site. So, I'm sure eveyone wants to keep CT up and running and hopefully everyone will send in their dues. Just think, I finally did. John if you are looking for a server that can handle this site the guy I use is great (he is in Riverside). Just tell me and I'll see what he can do. I need to know what your costs are to your server.
Hey Keith, Thanks for the membership first of all, and the nice letter too. Not sure yet if we need to go banner ads, but everything's a consideration. My server people, I'm happy with so far. We'll see where we have to go in a week or so. Thanks Keith for adding your thoughts.
Name: Dennis Campbell () on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 12:10:00
City and State: Mission Viejo. Ca.
Message: Follow up to my posting of May 1st:
I’m happy to learn that there are some of us out there that are interested in saving www.Cougartown.com; our website Home away from Home. John, here is one more idea that we need to check into how about Corporate Sponsors like Hawthorne Savings. Does anybody out there work for this bank?
Here's an outstanding way to get some of us back who have done business with this bank in the past… Hey how about a Hawthorne Savings/Cougar Town Credit Card?
John I look forward to the meeting / brainstorming session after I get back from Maui, maybe we should do a retreat on lake Mission Viejo. I'll bet we could get some of those Cougars out there that are working in a marketing field to come out join us. What do you think?
Later, I'm off to Maui with the rest of the group! See ya.
Thanks Dennis, have a great time in Hawaii. We'll talk when you get back.
Name: Sharon () on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 10:54:04
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Just a reminder to the members of the class of 1966. Our reunion is in three months. Some of you have not yet made your reservations. Again, it is on August 17, 2001, the night before the Prom. Our reunion is being held at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. You don't want to miss this one. It's going to be a great weekend. You can make your reservations by going to www.goldenstatereunions.com or by calling (760) 433-4558, or by e-mailing Reunions@GoldenStateReunions.com. Your reunion committee's goal is to make this a fun and exciting night, and the biggest reunion yet. You all have to be there to help us accomplish this goal. See you at the reunion on Friday night, August 17, 2001 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott.
Thanks Sharon, Do NOT miss your reunions, Cougs.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 10:08:03
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: I see that HHS may be getting a new cafeteria! See: http://server45.hypermart.net/hhstech/Activities/New_Cafe/new_cafe.html. Does anyone have any new information about the project? Where is it going to be located? Will it be designed with the possibility for a learning center for culinary arts etc. What will happen to the "old cafeteria"? (See John I do look at pages and links other than the FEEDBACK.)
Hey Chris, This is the first I've heard of a new cafeteria. Looks great too. Keep us posted, HHS.
Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 00:12:43
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: John Boy... The ROWDY GIRLS are off to Maui once more to celebrate our first anniversary.. I think this one is "paper"...or "dust balls".. whatever. Please hit me with a token hyperlink JB- for my Janny.. The Tokens!! Happy Anniversary Janny..and Marsha and Robin... Let's ROCK AND ROLL... CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE HERE WE COME!! And now, we're off like a hula skirt... see you next week with pics and we promise to "not" flash or moon the beachs again this time.. unless someone asks.
Aloha Nui Oye Vey
Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg aka Tilly Noodleman
Name: david webb () on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 22:48:28
Message: hi, looking for information on a personal size flying wing. that could be a home built.
You're looking in the wrong place.
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 22:31:39
City and State: La Palm, Ca
Message: Walter, I truly agree with you. If our hang outs were third places, please give me an example of a 1st and 2nd place. I always thought that Hawthorne was #1 in my book. Is there anyone out that can clarify this for me. Of course this does not include Sloey, being as I have never received a straight and honest answer from a lawyer. LOL Well John B it looks like there is no car show this year, if you have heard different please let me know. Thanks Wayne
Haven't heard anything yet. I'll let you know.
Name: Tina Ferguson () on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 21:55:56
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Hi Karol! I tried to email you regarding my sister Sally, but your address is incorrect on your feedback, and I couldn't find you on the 1964 alumni list. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com regarding Sally. She DID pass away on March 30, 2001. Thank you to all who have e-mailed me with well wishes! COUGS ARE THE BEST!!!
Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 20:03:27
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: You know, with as much time as everyone spends on the computer, you'd think they'd have noticed that the URL for "RealCougarTown" started with www.cougartown.com. Sheesh, am I the only net detective in CT?
Name: CRAIG PUBLICOVER () on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 18:45:05
City and State: APACHE JUNCTION,AZ.
Message: LOOKING TO FIND ARTHUR LUNA FROM THE SAME CLASS. THANK YOU
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 17:37:20
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: O K John, I confess. The pictures were taken at MUSCLE BEACH. (I was the BEFORE).
Doug Medina: I'll e-mail John McCarthy's address to you (again)
Happy Anniversary to the Hoods and the Blomsterbergs.
Love to all,
Thanks HCH and yes, the Blomsterbergs and the Hoods are off to beautiful MAUI tomorrow for a couple of weeks in the sun. Happy 1st Anniversary to you. It doesn't seem like a year ago that we were all hiking on the warm Maui sand. I know I'll never forget last year, as it was one special year in my life. Now see, you went and made me cry.
OH, don't forget to bring Janet a bottle of Rum, and me a Monkey thingy from the Star market.
Have a great time.
WE'LL MISS YOU GUYS MAAANN!!!!
Name: Karol Parker () on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 16:39:27
City and State: Temecula, CA
Message: Recently heard a dear friend and classmate has passed away. Do you have any information on her? Her name is Sally Ferguson. I believe she graduated in '62.
Sorry Karol, but I have no info except she graduated in 63.
Name: Loretta () on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 16:02:15
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: ALL RIGHT JOHN, glad to now know it was a joke, but those few little details you are talking about, if a few of us can help you work it out, please do let the Townfolk know. Oh yes, I'm the older woman...THANKS FOR REMINDING ME!!!!!! Have a good day, Always a COUG.....
Loretta, If and when a committee is formed, you'll definitely be notified. Thanks for the kind thoughts too. They're appreciated.
Name: Paco () on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 15:42:53
City and State: Lake Forest Ca
Message: Well if there is no Realcougartown.com what am I going to do with all pics of Harry Plotkin?
Are you talking about the ones from the Nude Beach in Malibu?
Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 14:57:48
City and State: 90250
Message: HHS teachers/administrators circa 73 to 77 that I've known and loved (well, some of them anyway). Mr. Key, Mr. T, Mrs. Burkett, Mrs. Liles, Mr. Macha, Konnie Krislock, Mr. Goodfellow, Mr. Bravo, Mr. Pizzaro, Mr. Minami, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Smith, Mr. Wade, Mr. Stucker, Mr. Jerry Scott, Mr. Paul Crowell and the female PE teacher who suspended me in the last week of my senior year for hanging on a broken basketball rim next to the pool. Geez, these are all I can remember? Well, I do remember Barry Clendaniel getting me kicked off the track team because I warmed up for an 880 race at Mira Costa by shooting fake jump shots. Barry, as you probably know, also is an HHS alum. You know, I was always in some kind of minor trouble -- what was my problem?
So is Roberta Burkett an Alumni of good old HHS, and geez Dan you only missed naming 3 teachers.