Message=Revisited your "Feedback" section, John, and it keeps getting better and better! It is particularly interesting to go through alumni comments from all the different years. One thing I see evident in ALL of them is the bond we have with each other -- "... so hail to our alma mater true, forever we'll remember our dreams of you, friendships stay true to the end." For this, your web site created for all Cougars, we thank you. As Kathy Krause (1965) mentioned, our class is still very active,I have attended all the reunions and thank her and committee for all the work putting them together. My twin sister, Diana and I lived in Hawthorne from birth to early 20's. She now lives in Washington State and has missed a few reunions, but we remember 26th Street in Manhattan Beach, A&W and the Wich Stand. Our Uncle let us take his Lincoln one evening and we cruised all three locations! We frequented the drop-in dances and the Plaza theater too. Would like to hear from any drill ! team member(1962-65)and still looking for Cindy Brew and Loraine Ahlstrom (both 1965). Thanks, Carl Wilson, for your music.
Message=Hi everyone. I never thought I'd live to be over FIFTY YEARS OLD! I have an herb farm just out of Denver and am a writer. My sister Lynne (class of 1968) emailed me yesterday about this site - she lives in Garden Grove and my younger sister, Bette, (can't remember what class, but a couple of years behind Lynne) lives in Shadow Hills. I'm hoping to move back to CA myself someday (can't beat the weather!). People from Minnesota and Massachusetts think the weather in Colorado is mild, but I like "year round" living. I get back to Hawthorne (my mom still lives in the house where we grew up) every year. I was really pleased to see a lot of people in the 1964 alumni list that I grew up with (including my brother-in-law, Mike Barraclough, who is married to my youngest sister. Thanks, John, for this great memory page.
Message=Great job putting this website together. Thanks alot.
Message=Looking for anyone from late 1957 HHS grad. and class reunions.
I was a few years later than you in attending HHS ( graduated with Class of '74) but I share many memories of the old " Haytown days". Most of my life has been spent based in 90250, and I still reside in a home my folks bought in 1963 here in Del Aire. I will download Netscape navigator soon so I may enjoy the full depth of your site. AOL seems to have problems accessing any but the first screen so my curiosity is getting the best of me to see the sites that follow. Just the blurb on Hal Chauncy brought back memories since he used to give us rides to school in the old "undercover" cop car that supposedly came from Hawthorne P.D. where many alleged he worked as a "narc" . Bizarre days they were indeed! Thanks for taking the time to stir old memories. Easy to get so strangled by present day responsibilities that the younger days almost vanish. A little time traveling never hurts.
Be talkin' at ya later, R.M.S.
Message=Chauncey's remembrance is great - Chauncey was the only teacher or coach - the only man for that matter - who was respected by all - from troublemakers to "A" Students, from athletes to cigarette-smoking ne'er-do-wells, they all thought Chauncey was COOL - Three Cheers!
Message=Greetings Haytowners! May there be many memories of open parties, Detroit muscle cars, and Coach Chauncey saying:
"I dont care if you are a junior Jesus and you can walk on water, you aint setting foot in my gym until you're wearing a banana hammock!"
Lots of fun had by many in those days. Would be great to hear from some long lost friends and aquaintences. RJC-73!
Message= John, Thanks for this most wonderful gift..this web site is GREAT! Mrs. Mark was indeed an amazing woman and an amazing influence in so many young lives.To have had a class with her could only have made a lasting impression. In my years of classes and T.A. time she was known as MOM II. She remains a strong force in my life, and is a part of the future because she taught me life-lessons that are instilled in my children's lives.... I would love to hear from any '72 grads...
( Mike Bell, are you out there ?)
Message=I didn't graduate at Hawthorne High, but I was there in my freshman, sophomore and part of my junior year. Where are all the '75 grads? I only saw a couple on the list. This is a great website! It'd be great to get in contact with some old friends!!!
Message=This is being sent chiefly to correct the e-mail address I attached to my previous message. Anyone with information to offer, please use the corrected address. I'm searching for my half-brothers, at least two of whom, and probably all three, graduated from Hawthorne H.S. Dennis Matthew Johnson graduated in 1968, Paul Lawrence Johnson graduated in 1967 and James R. Johnson Jr. would have graduated in or about 1959 or 1960. Their mother, Emily Mathilde Johnson or Emily Mathilde Beal, lived at 3730 W. 118 Pl. in Hawthorne. Any leads on the present or past whereabouts of any of these men or their mother will be greatly appreciated.
Message= I enjoyed reading the note about Mrs. Mark. I had her for Modern Lit in '84. She was as tough then as she was in your day. She was the best teacher I had, because she was tough. About 1/3 of the teachers were wimps back in the mid 80's. They did not make you work. She made us work or we did not pass, that simple. She should be a standard for all teachers.
Message=Hi--Hal Chauncey told me about your site. Looks nice!
Message=Searching for my half-brothers, all of whom, I believe, graduated from Hawthorne High School. Dennis Matthew Johnson, the youngest of the three, graduated in 1968. Paul Lawrence Johnson graduated in 1967 and James R. Johnson Jr. would probably have graduated in 1959 or 1960. Their mother's name was Emily Mathilde Johnson at the time of their birth; she remarried, and by the time her sons were in high school her name may have been Beal or Beall. Thanks much for any help.
Message= Hangouts- The gym that just about everyone who ever worked out started at was called "Doc's" on 134 st just east of the freeway. And Rennasance Spa on Hawthrone Bl.Stellinos Market on Inglewood ave.
Message=Though I graduated from Leuzinger I always have much affinity for HHS - my older sister Melinda graduated from HHS in 1963. I went to Hawthorne Intermediate and have fond memories of Hawthorne in the "good old days." Great weather and didn't even know it! Talked to Danny Litton and he tried to fill me in on some old classmates, etc. I hope the HHS Class of 68 has a reunion planned and if not I know the reunion for Class of 68 at Leuzinger is planned August 1st. You're invited. I live up in Washington State and would like to here from old friends. Thank You John for your effort in creating this fun and useful web site.
Message=Another great hangout of students of the 60's and the early 70's was 26th street, Manhattan Beach or commonly known just as "26". This was a daytime summer hangout as well as a place to go on Friday and Saturday nights after parties. I believe Coors and Olympia beer was the beverage choice of some roudy cougars.
Message=If anyone would like to get in contact of my older brother Greg Shambaugh (class of '68), please contact me. I know he would love to know if someone out there is planning a 30 yr. reunion.
Message=I changed my e mail address permanately to email@example.com. Anyone wanting to get ahold of me feel free. I live in Hawaii now but still spend some time in LA. Travel quite a bit and training for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney in the Discus. I think I can make it, hope so.
Message=I left HHS after my sophomore year, but have many fond memories of classmates, especially those who also attended Dana Jr. High. It's been great reading through the messages in this forum and recognizing so many names...especially Kathy Hamler and John Miranda (next door neighbor, class of '65). I'm hoping the 30 yr. reunion won't conflict with the reunion of my Oregon alma mater. Would love to see some familiar faces. Keep up the chatter...it's great.
Message=anybody know where lulu camberos is at or her e-mail if she has one and also is mr mosher still at auto class. sorry didnt make the reunion but a great website anyhow....
I should have mentioned this previously, but anyone who wants to make contact with my brother, Kevin Hamler, class of 1971 (he graduated early), you can contact me at my email address and I'll forward it to him. He is now known as "Kevin Hamler-Dupras," having married a lady whom he met at Cal State Humboldt.
(pka "Kathy Hamler")
Message=Anyone know what happened to Bill Ashdown class of 63 and Jim Linstruth class of 64? Wilma and I are still in contact.
Message= John what a great site. I only spent my freshman year at Hawthorne High but living on 139th st. just off Ingelwood ave your web site brings back a lot of good memories. A&W Plaza Theater ect. I now live in the country in Anderson SC. The only time I took my surfboard out was to try to look cool for the girls. I was really a farmer after all. Bill Agan class of 68 if you see this, email me. Once again John you are doing good things on this site will be checking back often.
From Billy Owen Owenbj@aol.com
I went to Hawthorne in the early 70's, Had family members there in the late 60's. Hawthorne was a much better place back then, as were most cities in our country. I now live in Washington State and call this place home. Can not forget my memories there and the great fun we had. We lived mostly at 12828 Felton ave. and hung out with the Hoods who lived on Broadway.
Formally known as Billy Jean
Message=This is a great Home Page, Good work John. We are currently working on the 30th year reunion for our class, it's going to be great so don't miss it.I keep in touch with Penny Murphy and Danny Pressburg and I can't forget myother half Linda. She is doing great. Keep in touch, Hawthorne was a great town to grow up in and the timing was safe, fun and it's not the same.
Message=Even though I left HHS in 66 and graduated from South High I always think of this place as home! It would take me 10 pages to write the memories, but I just found the site via Jim Pasternak and it is a great idea...I've bookmarked it and plan to visit many times.
This from:James Pasternak firstname.lastname@example.org Yes, I remember being at the beach in El Segundo, looking up and seeing the smoke to the east. LA was burning and I thought it was interesting. In '92, LA burned again one night. (Rodney King riots) This time, I was on a fire engine from Newport Beach, headed toward the smoke. This time, it was "scary." Nice job on your web page. Problem is, it's quite distracting! Jim
Message=Does anyone know if Mr. Ashley learned the story of the hand print in the ceiling of his class room??
Message=This message is for John Hastings. My husband Mike (also class of '76) are still in close contact with John Dobbs. He is currently living in Arizona with his fiance Kim Garcia ( class of '78). Just talked to Pam (Heath) Betraun, said she was getting you two in touch.
Message=I'm trying to locate Bob Gross(62). If anyone knows his whereabouts, I would appreciate an email. Thanks
Message=I am trying to locate some friends: David Shippy (66), Danny Petty (66). Harry Prongue (66). Teri Lord (65). This site is great. I stop by at least once a week. Carl Wilson, you will live on in our hearts.
Message=Duh!! I did some more browsing right after my last message and, voila!! I found there IS an e-mail list, with Chauncey's AND Winfrey's addresses. Also, if anyone sees Lynn Brooks and/or Steve Smith ('63) give them my best, my e-mail and/or home address and phone. I'd love to say "hi" and see how they're doing. Bye again, Peggy.
Message= Hi Fellow Cougs! Does anyone know the whereabouts of Don and Georgiann Winfry? When we were all together for our 10th reunion (a million years ago), I loaned my senior annual to Don to use to copy our pix for our nametags and never got it back. At our 20 year reunion, Georgiann told me she came across it and would send it. I'd love to get that sucker back, especially as I read through the messages from people whose names are familiar but I'm just not coming up with a face. Anyway, if anyone has info, please e-mail me or call me at (253) 862-7467 (Sumner, Washington). Also, does Dave Chauncey have an e-mail address? I know he's teaching or counseling at HHS. Liana Evans Bennett and I are in contact quite often. She lives up here in Bothell. We're both hoping to hear about some kind of a reunion one of these days (since our 30th blew past). My best to everyone. Peggy (Conlon) Ouellet '66
Message= We morn our loss of Carl Wilson. He was so sweet and the most humble of persons I ever knew.
Message=Sorry to hear about "Our" Class of '64 Beach Boy, Carl Wilson! He was in my kindergarten class at York Avenue school.
Message=Does anyone remember the Hawthorne Auxiliary Police ( HAP's) ? Doe's anyone remember Drag Racing the Mayor's Son, Vic Zaccaglin?
Message=This is in reply to Kathleen Purchase... Not sure about Mrs. Takumi as of today... but I had her for Chemistry('84-'85) and was her T.A.('85-'86) the following year. She was lots of fun and a great teacher. I'd love to hear if she is still at HHS and how she's doing.......Anyone know? Yes, I recently received an Email from Dave Chauncey and he said that Mrs. Takumi is the only teacher left since he graduated in 1966.
Message=I wondered if anyone knew what became of Linda Chaitoff, class of 1968? She was a co-valedictorian that year. Her older brother was Mike Chaitoff.
JFYI, I wondered how many people knew that HHS football player (HHS 1966 alumnus, I THINK), Bob Jenks, was brother to Cathy and Phil Jenks (HHS grads) WHO WERE ALL COUSINS to the Purchase brothers- Vern (1963 HHS grad), Larry (1967 HHS grad), Dave (1972 HHS grad) and Terry (1973 HHS grad)-? They are all still in southern California except for Larry.
Additionally, I have always had this theory about "people who get A's in school" and their success "in life." And I wondered what you all thought... It SEEMS to me, that people with B averages find more continual EMPLOYMENT and JOY in Employment than people with straight-A averages. I have heard one statistic that bears me out. Anybody have an opinion or examples about this?
Kathy Hamler Purchase, HHS Class of 1968
Message=So... Did Barb Kmeciak and Max Lewis ever get married? Where IS Mr. Goodfellow? And what is Mr. Harvey up to? And Mrs. Ton? I suspect Mrs. Takumi finally left teaching Chemistry to do something radical with the government. (Just my suspicion.) Debbie Daugherty Armstrong and I exchange Christmas cards every year. She ended up marrying Greg Armstrong! She teaches and they enjoy the good life in Santa Barbara; no kids. Once "Kathy," I'm "Kathleen" now.I DID marry Larry Purchase (July 4, 1969) and we are still married. My senior prophecy was that in 10 years, I'd have "at least ONE blue-eyed baby." I guess Larry counts for that. ;-) He's still as cute as a button. We don't have kids either.
John, Just a quick note, upon enrolling my oldest daughter for the Spring Semester at dear old Hawthorne High (yes the counselors office still smells the same), I found out that Mr. Garza, is teaching at H.H.S. on a temporary basis, he is only doing this as the regular teacher is ill. Also, Mr. Pat Macha, is still there teaching World History, and still heads the aerospace club. Mrs. Harris, is still there teaching french, as well as Mr. Noel Smith. My oldest girl will be graduating H.H.S. in 2001. Now, isn't that scary? Keep up the good work, if you need yearbook pictures, I think I can get my husband to scan and send them to you from work. We no longer have a working scanner (it was lost in the fire last April). Polly (Beach) Martens, 74'
Message=THIS MAY BE A DUPLICATE MESSAGE AS MY BOSS THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO RESPOND ON MY BEHALF. CONGRATS ON THE WEBSITE. GREAT WAY TO KEEP IN TOUCH. I DO RESIDE IN BELLEVUE, NE AND DO AT TIMES LONG FOR THE "REAL" LIFE IN HAWTHORNE, CA. MY DAUGHTER ERICA HENDERSON-RHEA, CLASS OF 1989, CAN ALSO BE REACHED AT MY WEBSITE. THANKS FOR KEEPING THE HHS TRADITION ALIVE.