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another 60's classic...... The Beach Boys
Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 20:53:14
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: More names to add to the PROM NIGHT list.. I'm tickled to see some 80's people have started to show--like: ANDRE' JACKSON '87 & back to the earlier years for DANIEL GONZALES '67 - JOY OMEY '66 - & VICKIE WILLETT '74 - Now that Janny & I are back from vacation, here's fair warning..I'm getting very serious now about ticket sales for PROM NIGHT...don't make me come get you!! And now..for your entertainment, here's a picture Frankie Avalon and I in Maui.. & now, back to my chiropractor that's treating me for the wipe-out that we "didn't" take a picture of.. Janny's still in traction but should be fine for John Rout's Doo Wop party next weekend.
signed - Annette Funicello
Annette and Frankie, Glad you two are home and I know you had a great time. Now it's time to get serious on the Prom tickets folks. Not much time left, so get those tickets real soon.
Name: Susan King () on Friday, May 11, 2001 at 15:23:36
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: On this Mother's Day weekend I thought it appropriate during this next week to explore a new topic. Of course, each of us is very thankful to our own wise and wonderful moms for having the good sense to raise us in Hawthorne (I love you Mom B) but I'll bet each of us has a few very special "other mothers" who were instrumental in our lives in one way or another. Two personal favorites of mine were Eloise Murray, Marilyn and Terri's mom who was a single mother long before it was commonplace and did that job with grace, dignity and courage and also dear Aunt Gerry Harrison, mother of Johnny (71), Donnie (74) and Ronnie (76) who was a mom in our 115th street hood who I recall as part of my life and family as far back as I can remember. I see and love her still for the solid friendship and genuine love she has shown to our family. There are some pretty special women out there who provided support, kindness and even shelter to kids over the years. Remember them on Mother's Day and work hard to make them proud. I know I do. We'll reserve our memories of special Dads for June.....Oh, and I love you Mom B. Thanks for always being there.
I love you too Mom B and my OTHER Mom B (Baker).
My mom was a working mom and still had time to take me to Little League games, the swimming pool, Cub and Boy Scouts, just to name a few places. I used to NOT know how she would know exactly where I was at all times, until I became a parent and learned the secret....been there, done that.
My favorite OTHER Mom was Bob Reagan's Mom, Lee Reagan. She was actually a Mom to Pat (Serra 54), Don (HHS56), Bob (HHS62), and Jolene Reagan, but she always had time for all the friends of the kids she owned. She's still going strong at 80 something, and living in Rowland Heights, CA. So Lee, Happy Mothers Day; I love you too.
Name: Irene Fernandez () on Friday, May 11, 2001 at 15:06:40
City and State: L.A., Calif.
Message: Doris, I remember my mom being out in the flood waters of Hawthorne Blvd. because my brother (Reuel Callahan, class of 65) wanted, I believe, a Rifleman's rifle from Santa and my mom being desperate to find one for him ended up floating down Hawthorne Blvd. in her car.
Bobby Hunter, glad to see that you joined the site. It was good seeing you at the reunion.
ROJO, sorry to hear you have been sick, I'm just getting caught up on feedback!
John, again thanks for this great site!!
Thanks for being out there Irene. Maybe we'll see you again on Prom Night.
Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Friday, May 11, 2001 at 11:49:22
Maiden: DING DONG
Message: HEY COUGARS! Now pay attention! Yamma Lamma and I have decided to give you a REAL treet! At PROM NIGHT 2001 we will do a duet--one song for you, singin the song that got us started in cougartown. IgottagalnamedRammaLammaDingDong!! Can any of you old timers name that tune? After the duet, Yamma will dance with Walter Honey if she has to hunt him down and tackle him -- so Walter Honey, be prepared! And BobbyBoo, I intend on dancin a polka with you even if they won't play polka music --yew can run frum me but you cain't hide! Then if Dimples is really nice, I might spare a dance fur him -- he'll never wanna let me go. Ewwwie ! PROM NITE is now only a little over 3 months from being reality. GIT YUR TIKKETS NOW! myfriendssayi'mactin'wildasabug -- I'm in luv? NAH! I'm allshookup!
Name: Bill Cadola () on Friday, May 11, 2001 at 10:30:23
Message: Just happened to "surf" by while searching for Top Tunes lists. I'm a California native, currently living in TX. Sure would like to get back home again......
OK, we're that boomerangy lookin' state on the extreme left side of the map. Take Hwy 10 or 40 West as far as you can, and VIOLA, you're home again. Thanks Bill
Name: Lyman Moss () on Friday, May 11, 2001 at 08:41:58
City and State: Everett, Wa. 98205
Message: Hi Bobby Hunter, it is good to see your post here on CT. I remember the time I had to wrestle you in the Intramural Match, it was like wrestling a fire plug. Also remember when your older brother Ted would take you, Gary, Fred Ragatz, Jim Reale, and me over to Inglewood High and El Camino to practice our track events. I remember when I beat Jim in the 100 yd dash and your brother Ted would kid me and say, no way. Its always good to read the feedback here at CT and good to see the pictures. Russ it was good to see the pictures of you and your wife at cruise night, also Jim Wests and Tim Lutz. You all look pretty good for your age. J.B. thanks for this website.
Take care all of you Cougars.
.....and I look pretty good for my age too huh Lyman???
You beat Jim Reale in the 100? I guess it's true, "The older we get, the better we were". That must've been when he had the broken leg.
Name: Jimmie Boice () on Friday, May 11, 2001 at 02:59:18
City and State: Norco,Ca
Message: Paco have fun in Cabo, take that red suit, it looks pretty good on you..........
Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 23:42:02
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Judy, Judy, Judy.....What's wrong with this picture? You are in beautiful Maui, with your husband, on your first anniversary, and you're eatin' in a strip mall and lookin for a computer??? Go get a Mai Tai, a Plumeria lei, a sexy nightie and celebrate girl! This will all be here when you get back!
Name: Norma Jean () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 22:51:13
City and State: Haw
Message: FYI...there is someone selling 1966-1967 and 1973 HHS Yearbooks on eBay...just type in Hawthorne High School for your search criteria. I bid on the 1966 and I bid to win (haha). Thought some of you would be interested. CYA.
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 22:31:27
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Well, Bobby boy you have found your way back to our site again. I think the definition of loser refers to a person with nothing to do, because they have made no life for themselves. We (Cougars) have made something of ourselves. Yes this site is still going and will continue forever. Not like the Normans. Never to be seen again. You are always welcome to visit our site, for I'm sure the Normans could have never been so creative. If you are an example of a Beverly Hills Graduate, then I'm glad that I graduated from Hawthorne High School, home of the Cougars! Please come back in June and we will crush you like John's cartoon! On second hand, why don't you come to Pinks, since it's right around the corner from you. I'm sure some cougars would like to beat, (oops) I mean meet you. I guess being born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you haven't yet learned what true friendship is all about. Have a nice weekend Cougs!
Yeah, what Wayne said......and he can play Lady of Spain on the accordion too, so there.
Name: EL ROJO () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 20:28:39
Maiden: YOU KNOW
City and State: FEEL GOOD
Message: Bobby Hunter... great to see your name up here. You know when we talked at the reunion it was like it had been, only, maybe, 3 yrs or so since we had spoken last. Well... I guess it was. :) But you confirmed that I wasn't completely senile as you remembered many of the same things as I. I thought all these years that I was one of the only people who remembered High School or even cared about the people, places , events that took place. I will say 10 hail oogachaka's because I'm so happy. John Baker started it, that people cared, the COUGS at the reunion and cruise night and other functions confirmed it. Now Bobby, tell us some of your "fun" stories. Like, Jake wasn't the only one who drank beer or did stupid stuff. Good to hear from you Bobby. By the way Baker, I know how to get Sloey to the Pinks run!!! Park an ambulance out front with it's light's and siren on! He'll be there. Harry Plotkin, Where are you? MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. JAKE N JUDE.
Yeah that Sloey can hear a bone break 5 miles away.Thanks Russ.....
Name: Gary Lents () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 20:26:53
City and State: Cyberspace
Message: Hey John, Dennis Shelley was class of '67
Name: Maurine White () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 19:17:51
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Doris, you graduated too soon. The cafeteria was completed the year after you graduated. Yes, I remember you very well. We did know each other well enough to say "hi" at school. I looked pretty much like my senior picture (although I was having a 'bad hair' day the day that picture was taken!) all through the 4 years. Let's find each other at Prom Night and get to say "hi" again. John, glad you found Bill Plaster and the others.
Name: Doris () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 17:41:13
Message: Maureen Endicott ... don't know why, but I remember your name. And I don't even REMEMBER the cafeteria ... cannot place it or see it in my mind's eye! My friend, Laree (Meeks) Blauert and I used to go to the Snack Bar almost everyday at lunchtime for apple crisp a'la mode'! The BEST I've EVER had! MMMmm! Makes me hungry just to think of it! When we didn't do that, we would hustle home (either her's or mine) and have saltine crackers with butter and pepper ... and milk, of course; or we would have lettuce sandwiches. Two pieces of bread, mayonnaise (Miracle Whip as I recall) and lettuce ... and milk, of course! And we would ALWAYS see the latest movie at ... shoot! What did they call that place? Nyman Hall ... was it Nyman Hall? The movie would play for 20 or 30 minutes and go 4 days a week, I think. That's why we ate like we did ... so we could go to the movies!
Name: Maurine White () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 14:36:06
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: For Polly, many of us share your sentiments about CT. It has provided a way to contact long lost friends.
As for the cafeteria, it was really a big deal when it was new. The ladies who worked there were all someone's mom. Mrs. Plaster was the head lady (her son Bill graduated before I got there), Mrs. Cooper (Bill '55 and Peggy '59) was loved by everyone and she happened to be my girl scout leader, too. Mrs. Ashby (Penny and Janet), and Mrs. Adams (her 4 kids, Carol, Joe, Tony, and Bobby went to Leuzinger but the kids from the Ramona neighborhood knew them well.) Previously we had "snack bars" where all I can remember being able to buy were tamales with beans and very dry hamburgers. No soda either--either milk or chocolate milk. At the new cafeteria the "moms" made delicious lunches. I don't remember any complaints. Leaving campus for lunch was rare as few of us had cars. My friend Linda Burgin and I talked our parents into signing the form for the lunch pass and we would go to Taco Tio on Hawthorne Blvd., or to a hamburger stand in Inglewood on Century Blvd. Could that have been "Ah Ha's"? Once we even made it up and back to the Big "O" donut shop.
I share Polly's interest in cars, too. I am sure there are a lot of female car enthusiasts among our alumni. My two most noteworthy cars were a '56 Chevy 210 that I got in 1960 and didn't sell until 1975. We also bought a new 1966 red Mustang that our two daughters each drove as their first car. I finally sold it two years ago as it was relegated to just being parked in the driveway.
John, I am helping look for Bill Plaster. He was Superintendent of Schools in Fountain Valley about 25 years ago and then went to Upland in the same position. Maybe some other Cougs have crossed his path and didn't know what prestigious connections he had! Hopefully, someone knows his whereabouts, but I will let you know if I find out more. See you at Prom Night.
Hi Maurine, I guess I should inform you all. Thanks to Denny Unfried for the info on George Green. Gerald Schweitzer was found on the Central CA coast, and thanks to Diane Lay Smith for info on her cousin Bill Plaster who's located in Orange Co.
See Cougs, all you have to do is ask. There's someone out there who knows the answer.
Also for at least one year I remember Mrs. Shelley worked in the cafeteria and was the mother of Ray HHS58, Tom HHS62 and Dennis HHS67
Name: Daniel Johnson () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 14:23:47
City and State: Cabo San Lucas
Message: Howard, trying to identify the location of that photo of you and the child. That's clearly the Pedregal on the hill behind you. It looks to me like you're somewhere near Playa Madano, maybe between the Hacienda and The Office? (Unfortunately, in 1990 I got roped into a time share at Plaza Las Glorias)
Name: Paula Hendrick Gregoire () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 13:00:52
Message: A wonderful walk down memory lane. Thank you for all the work.
Thank you Paula...
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 12:30:45
Message: Hi COUG'S! I'll be gone for 2 weeks, going to Cabo San Lucas, with 9 of the Paco Clan. You can catch me at Zippers or the Sol Mar. Keep your pics coming!! Love ya all!!! See ya on the 27th or the Prom.
Hey Paco, Gonna miss Pacos Pics. Have a great trip and we'll see you back here in a couple of weeks.
Name: Walter Holt () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 10:24:40
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: A Big Howdy to our "Pet Norman" Bobbit Jones. Glad to see you still have your sense of humor after the last pounding you took here. John did you get the "Norman" GIFs I email you?
Probably, but I got tons of them from all Cougs who just don't care for Bobby either, so I just dropped them all. Bobby's not worth the bandwidth loss..
Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 01:58:10
City and State: Maui, Hawaii
Message: Hey John Boy.. Here we are in Maui, Hawaii...and we just finished "Italian food" in a local strip mall in Kihei...and now we're in a local coffee shop called "CYBERBEAN CAFE." I see that I have some Cougs that are keeping the word about PROM NIGHT active..but not to worry, the ROWDYS will be home on Saturday..and then I'll really get serious about working your last good nerve to get your tickets.. Gotta go now.. but one last word to John and Janet.. We've only visited "CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE" twice since we've been here but it's not the same without ya. Just the best!! We miss you two.. Aloha nui oye! Tilly Noodleman On a quest.
Judy, Thanks for the update on the Maui trip. Have you signed anyone up for the Prom yet? Have a great week, thanks for checking in, and we'll read ya' when you get back.
PS. OH, and in picking up his mail, tell Robin his new issue of "Fortunes In Metal Detecting" just arrived.
"Aloha Oy-Veh" to you too
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. () on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 01:06:23
E-Mail: Hahlbeck not Craig.com
Maiden: Not CraIG
City and State: FULLERTON CA
Message: I AM BACK ONLINE YA'LL! Missed you all, my dues and Prom $ is on the way. Moved to my bachelor pad last month near Cal State Fullerton so you all must address me as Professor Dale or you will blow my cover!
Looking forward to Prom Nite, and I invite all 75 and 76 alumni to meet me there for dancing drinking and reminisicing............so send in your $$$$ you can crash at my place. I am also sending a check to George Hunter for the Mike Mclain fund..........I miss ya Big Mac!
Debbie Jones ('74) how are you? my first Jr High crush cause you had breasts at age 15 and you lived across my street; 123rd and Burl Ave. Wuz up? Coming to the Prom?
Ya'll take care and looking forward to being a Feedback regular and the wallflower at the Prom ttfn H1
Hey Dale.......uh, I mean Professor, Do you have an address as to where to send the check for the Mike McClain fund? Please answer on the feedback page, as I'm sure lots of big Mac's friends will want to add to this worthy cause.
Thanks Prof, and we'll see you AND, if you're lucky, Debbie Jones at the Prom.
Name: Polly Martens () on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 22:31:55
City and State: Cougar Heaven
Message: Just a quick Howdy, and to let everybody know that this is the greatest site! I have lately heard from some dear friends that, I have lost contact with in the last 20+ years. These contacts made my day. Debbi Cooley Levy, Debbie Corwin Fisher, Rhonda LeBlanc, and Lora Maynard. It really is nice to rekindle old friendships.
What is this about a new cafeteria at Hawthorne High? My only memories of the old one was the wall paper paste mashed potatoes, and the horrible stuff they called chili. Also, being chased around by the guy who thought he was a Vampire, during my Freshman year. After that I got smart and started going to Taco Bell. By the way Taco Bell is no longer there, it is now a check cashing place.
All I can say was High School, was a very strange time in my life. The only thing that saved the whole experience was the very dear and wonderful friends that I had made back then.
FYI, for the car nuts my first car after High School was a fire engine red 67' Camaro, RS with a 350+ bored out engine, black leather interior. My buddie's nick named it "Reggie," or the "The Reggiemobil." If that car could talk....all I can say about it all, that it was really fun car.. I only paid $900.00 for it back in 1974. Try to match that today. I worked almost six months for that money, and it was worth it.
Everyone, have a great Mother's Day!
Thanks Polly, sounds like a great car.
Name: BOBBY JONES () on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 18:49:11
City and State: beverly hills, ca
Message: Is this site still in existence? I can't believe it is. I'll be back in June to check on you losers.
Hi there Norman, How you doin' boy??
Name: Jerry Rigney () on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 14:05:12
City and State: Palmdale, Ca
Message: Tressa Tressa Tressa, How could I not remember you. What a pleasure to see your name and your picture after all these year's. I will e-mail you soon. Thank's John you did it again. Hope to see you at Pinks.
Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 11:15:09
Maiden: DING DONG
Message: Wanted to post a hasty note in Judy-Wudy's absence. SUPPORT PROM NITE 2001!!! Be there or be square! If I can FIND you and you have not yet purchased your PROM NITE tickets, beware of broken kneecaps! Let's surprise Judy-Wudy aka Tilly Noodleman and buy lotsa PROM NITE 2001 tickets while she is gone! Come on dancin pardners -- you could help a little! Icouldhavedancedallnightandstillhavebeggedformore! There! Is that gentle and feminine enuf fur ya?
Yeah Judy and the rest had to go to Maui to try and find a few more Prom Nighters that she said are hiding out in Lahaina at Cheeseburgers in Paradise. We'll see how she did in a few days.
Name: Tressa () on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 10:19:20
City and State: Tustin, CA
Message: John - I want to know where you got my senior picture????????????? (I still look like that by the way - ha ha)
From a 1961 El Molino. There are a few of them still in existence, believe it or not.
Name: Matt Peterson () on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 09:50:35
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Message: I wanted to remind all Cougars that just because Judy is in Hawaii soaking up some rays lets not forget about the prom. Buy your prom tickets now. I know this is not as creative as Judy's post, but hopefully its effective. Also don't forget the wrestlers/scorekeepers reunion.
Name: Tressa () on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 09:33:17
City and State: Tustin, CA
Message: Hey...Jerry Rigney...Remember me? Contact me on my e-mail and tell me about my friend/your wife, Sharon!
Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 09:00:07
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: John ...You are a true gentleman, coming up with your old gym socks for Annette. Now if it was Sloey (aka Sniffles) or Hoody they would have come up with their Old HHS jock straps or their HHS Blue Flamer Gym shorts.
I could have come up with those too but I was trying to keep it somewhat clean.
Name: Perry Turner () on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 23:03:43
City and State: Redding, CA
Message: This is Perry, I am looking for class-mates of 61', and my neighborhood pals. If there are any of you out there and are interested in contacting me, please do so.