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Name: Pamelyn Spriggs () on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 13:23:38
Message: More missing Dana Middle School Graduates: HHS class of 1997 - James Heydinger, Shanelle Jordan. Class of 1998 - April Davenport. Class of 1999 - Henry Bridges, J.R. Moala, Kim Vo. If you know how to contact them, I still have their letters to themselves, whch were returned to me in June of their senior year.

Name: Carroll Shelby () on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 12:51:50
Class: 63-70
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: The nice thing about a 'Vette is; you can drive it to the track, get 23 mpg on the highway, get your ass kicked by the Cobras, and then have air conditioning and a 6 disk CD changer on the way home!
Perfect! I actually like the new Vettes. I'd take one if I could pick it up in a grudge match.

Now THAT'S funny!!!

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 12:25:08
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 1978
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: Happy 59th birthday to Brian Wilson!!! : )

Name: Pamelyn Spriggs () on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 12:19:30
Message: Dana Middle School graduates - HHS Classes of 1999 and 2000
When you left 8th grade at Dana, you wrote letters to yourselves, which I mailed in June of your senior year. However, several came back. I'm searching for the following students (email or mailing addresses) in order to re-mail their letters: Class of 1999 - Michael Benavente, Alberto Concepcion, Mike West. Class of 2000 - Jennifer Bell, Jackie Cisneros, Pat Hamala, Juan Merlos, John Robles, Jason Thomas, Maria Vasquez. I'd appreciate any assistance in locating these former students. Thanks!

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 09:25:53
Maiden: "dragRace"
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: This one's for GARY NELSON.. So, you think you can beat DICKIE DIXON in a little "drag race." Well, I happen to know that Dickie and Judy will be at Prom Night.. Perhaps we'll set up a little wager while we're all there.. (you do have your ticket, don't ya?) I can see it now, all the kids driving down to an empty street (ya, like there is one) and watching these two fellas relive their youth racing their cars.. (like a scene from Splendor in the grass-I think they called it a chickie run) & then the cops come..and haul us all into jail..and we have to call our folks to post bail..Pop's fuming and mom's crying..The story makes the headlines of the Daily Breeze..and then we're grounded..and have to miss the next 3 months of events.......or maybe NOT!! Never mind Gary, Marsha and Robin Hood have already been through this 40 years ago, and I don't think Banny Russell can take it again.. Just bring your Honda and be done with it.
Judy Wudy.. driving a Honda.

Name: Victor Zaccaglini () on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 02:36:51
Class: 1960
City and State: Hawthorne, California
Message: What was the name of the guy that always started our drag races in the early 60's (Curtis?) He hung out at Fosters (133 rd. Street)?
Victor Zaccaglini

Well, Vic Zaccaglin (409 Chevy and later wasn't it a Grand Prix Pontiac?). Thanks for checking in.
Curtis's last name was A'lurede. He's living in the Apple Valley/Hesperia vicinity the last I heard.

Name: Larlene Lemburg () on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 23:17:42
Maiden: Myers
Class: 1972
City and State: La Palma,CA
Message: Hello to Hawthorne High School Alumni. Very nice web page. Hope to see old friends at the reunion.

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 20:36:02
Maiden: 60's decadeisinthelead!
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Aug 18th's PROM NIGHT UPDATE: Here come more 60's decade people buying their tickets like there's no tomorrow.. Today we have PAT BURRIS '63 - DEAN KARELS '65 - JOANNE SALVETA POOLER '64 & BILL SHULTZ '63. Bill is coming all the way from Kirkland, Washington. In just 2 short months, on Aug 19th, we'll all be talking about what a great time we had on Aug 18th..(with an ice bag on our heads) So don't be one of those that wishes you would have gotten your ticket. (subliminal message here) !! JUST DO IT!! (boy, some people just have to be begged)
Judy Wudy... On a quest to do my best.

Name: Gary Nelson () on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 20:35:07
Class: 60
City and State: Granite Bay, CA
Message: Hey Dickie Dixon: Saw the pictures of you at Pinks the other night with that "whossy-ass" Cobra. Think it's time you and I find out what that "snake car" will do up against a six speed injected Z06 Vette with a Hypertech chip, Borla exhaust, K&N Filtration system and posi rear end...and I've got the pink slip to.... Gary
I'll take the Vette, but I still wanna drive the Cobra

Name: Larry Biller () on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 06:19:33
Class: 1967
City and State: Portland,Oregon
Message: If anyone has ever wanted to see Eric Clapton and has'nt, better take Lisa up on her offer for tickets because I recently read that he is soon retiring from doing live performances.

Name: Brett Loranger () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 23:39:18
Maiden: never had 1
Class: 1981
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Keenon, saw your message, so drop me a line....hey sloey...sorry to reign on your parade but there is a dynasty in the making....GO LAKERS...back to back the only team to go to the NBA finals in every decade of its' existence...also name the only team to win an NBA title in the new's the same...the LAKERS....hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Name: Lori Padelford () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 23:33:28
Class: 81
Message: Okay all you 80's people out there you're going to have to pick up a pen, go to your checkbook, write a check to Scott Maples for the class of 81 reunion, put it in the envelope, lick the envelope and leave your big ole tongue out long enough to lick that stamp too (oops! licking stamps is so 80's)anyway what I am getting at is it really doesn't take that long to RSVP for your 20 year reunion. I know some of you are procrastinating until next week or the next whatever but you are running out of time. We really need a headcount on who is attending. Also we are still looking for classmates that we cant find. We will be updating the missing lists in Ctown and also will post a list of all who have RSVP'd in that other wanna be like Ctown website called classmates. Also as I have said before please feel free to contact me, Michele Libertini, Marlene Olsen, Scott Maples or Jeff McElhaney with any questions or comments. Thanks John for all you do for all of us Cougars.
She's right 81ers. Someone has gone WAY out on a limb so you all can be together for a few hours after 20 years. It takes lots of time and money UP FRONT for these get togethers. Please get your money in as early as you can, as it not only lets your reunion committee know you're serious, it also pays for the reunion.

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 22:40:56
Maiden: PromNite flippin'thecoin?????
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: OK.. For all of you that are booking a room for August 18th's PROM NIGHT..Please make sure you ask for Hawthorne High Prom Night or.. HHS 5 decade Prom to get your room discount at $115.00. If you're being charged $145.00, you need to call them back and revise you reservations.. there should be plenty of rooms as I just checked on another room block for us.. And for those of you that don't know about this great dance, or just checked in--AUGUST 18th anyone that ever attended HHS and their date/spouse are invited to gather with us for an almost UNHEARD OF kinda dance that spans 5 decades.. just go to the top of this feedback page and find the PROM NIGHT BANNER and click on it for more info.. Just think, in exactly 2 months to the day, we'll be Rockin' and Rollin'-Doo Woppin' and Slow Dancing to some great hits. Now, back to the mailbox.. and don't make me come get you. JWCB

Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 22:37:09
Class: 71
City and State: Greater Los Angeles, home of the Lakers
Message: PPDP… Pre Prom Dinner Party… did not want to take up precious space, sorry for my abbreviation. Yes, we have several people who are meeting on the Friday night before PROM for dinner. Anyone who wants to join in please email me so I can save you a seat. We will be meeting at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos in Manhattan Beach on Manhattan Ave at Manhattan Beach Boulevard from 5:00pm until …. TTFN

Name: Lanny Harris () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 21:48:14
Class: '62
City and State: Salt Lake City Ut
Message: Sometime in '61 we moved from 118th st. close to Felton, to Century Blvd. About a block east of Hawthorne Blvd. South side. It's where a landro-mat is now. Across the street and a little east was D&H Hydro. Can anyone remember their big blown olds, black, early sedan? While there I had an English Ford that was painted a rich yellow with a pearl white racing stripe that Alan Hauge did. It was a beautiful paint job. The little Ford was set up to take a buick block with all buick running gear, slicks on the back. It was setting on my front lawn near the street for a long time. Finally I sold all my cars and joined the Navy in '63. After a couple of years I came back to Hawthorne and was driving down in front of Boys' Market ('65) and saw a small group of girls by the front doors. I've been away for awhile and couldn't believe how ugly these girls were! It wasn't until later I discovered that they weren't girls at all! They were boys! Things had really changed in a short time. I also noticed that the mood had changed considerably. Gone were those days of peace we had. A week later I was driving North from San Diego to see a most distressing site. The whole city was on fire, or so it appeared from my view. Hawthorne Blvd. was totally without cars, a very ominous feeling over everything. I know a retired LAPD that was in the middle of the riots as a rookie and explained how certain outside revolutionaries were running the "show". Glad those days are over. Lanny

Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 21:40:47
Maiden: Tom's Wife
Class: 79
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: To: Lowell J.Satteree Bob Taylor is listed over on I do have a paid membership and I would be happy to contact him for you. Feel free to email me. I'm the wife of a HHS Coug...
Thanks Kathy....

Name: EL"THE STICK" ROJO () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 20:24:52
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 6 OHH
Message: Hey BBBIIIGGG John, not akin to the man in the song. I take that remark about the "caroms" serially. You just don't know that you are speaking to the "carom" champion of the 5th grade intramural's at JUAN DE ANZA grade school!!! I'm known as the inventor of the first "carom masse'" shot in history. Please don't ask me how. It's hard to tell one with lesser skills the fundementals. It's patented. Lymon Moss. Good to hear from you, as I still love those DAWGS, as opposed to "the sc DOGS". Good at poooo? Maybe. But better than that Kingy guy that has the Pole Vaulting Trophy's. I flew down to So Cal and went to his hangouts ( 5th and main). The guys were the same now as they were then. But, I could have sworn that I might have seen Sloey at a hotdog stand down there. Jerry Schole's , I played against Jerry and taught Jerry when I was down there in 1964. He learned well. A little raggety, but he had been playing this long hair named John, you know, the hippy dippy doo type. With the big car with the "motor" etc. He smoothed out. Hey COUGS, have a good week. Judi and I, speaking of longevity, celebrated our BIG FOUR OH, this last weekend. And they said it will never last. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! JAKE N JUDE!
Happy Anniversary Judi

Name: Keenon Holmes () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 17:38:49
Maiden: Keenon C Holmes
Class: 1981
City and State: Hawthorne,Ca.
Message: Thank's for the memories, it means a lot.
Thanks for being out there Keenon...

Name: Lowell J.Satterlee () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 17:22:38
Class: 1957
City and State: Citrus Heights, Ca
Message: I have lost track of a Robert(Bob) Taylor. He was in the ClASS 1958. CAN ANYONE HELP ME OUT?

Name: Walter Holt () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 16:31:41
Class: 66
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Hmmm... Heads-Eric Clapton....Tails-Prom night...Coin Toss = Heads-Eric Clapton....Tails-Prom Night....Tails-Prom Night. Ok that settles it Prom Night wins best two out of three. Ok where's our Crow eating 6er fan???

Name: Gomez () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 16:01:43
Maiden: -dog
City and State: The Great Northwest
Message: TEQUILA!!!
Pretty bored eh Petey......

Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 15:44:55
Class: '73
City and State: Livin' on the Fault Line
Message: I had a flashback to my youth the other night. The Doobie Brothers played at the Blue Water Resort, here on the River, Saturday night. Original members (except Michael McDonald), old and new music, memories of the '70s. If they come to your area, the show's WELL worth it.
Thanks Alan, Saw them a few years ago at Universal. Great show.

Name: Maurine White () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 15:44:19
Maiden: Endicott
Class: 59
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Hi John and all the other old friends out there: Is the picture a test? That is Gunga Din--looks like when it was first built before any landscaping. I remember it well! The big dance hall is on the left, the kitchen/snackbar is in the middle and the room on the right had pool tables, couches, and probably TV's. Anyway, that IS Gunga Din. Have a great day all.
YES!!! It's the Gunga Din (where Hawthorne main libary is now) The Gunga Din was a community center in Hawthorne, built in about 1945 and razed to make room for the library in about 1962. Thanks Maurine....oh, win nothing.

Name: Paco () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 15:17:23
Message: It's Shaq's famous 3Peat slogan. Congrat's to the LA Lakers!!

Name: Matt Peterson () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 14:54:15
Class: 74
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Message: I hope everyone had a good weekend. Since its so quiet I might as well plug my reunion. The Toast to Yost, wrestlers/scorekeepers reunion will be July 14, 2001 at the Lakes Golf Course Restaurant in El Segundo. The price is $33.00. So if you were a wrestler or scorekeeper come roast/ toast Coach Yost and see old friends. Email me at if you need more information.

Name: Myrna () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 14:51:33
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Hot and Dry
Message: Hey John - are you lonesome today? No, I didn't change my email, my server did, I thought I had changed it on the alumni list - sorry. I haven't seen Gordon's name on the prom list - can we ban the Gordo Red from the prom???? Make it a booby prize, huh, Judy?
A little slow all right. Tell Gordon to get his money in QUICKLY!! These aren't going to last.

Name: Paco () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 13:26:19
Message: "CAN YOU DIG IT"?
Is this a test to see if I'm still here?? Man, you could shoot a cannon off across this page today.

Name: Lisa Dulin () on Monday, June 18, 2001 at 00:24:43
Maiden: Graham
Class: 67
City and State: Ramona, CA
Message: I have 2 extra tickets for Eric Clapton 8/l8/0l in LA - if you are not going to the prom and want to see Eric e-mail me - good tickets at face value. Lisa

Name: John Baker () on Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 23:00:14
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Here's a picture sent to me by Norm Wells. He went to Leuzinger but don't hold that agin him, as he's a Haytowner just like the rest of us. Who can tell us what the building is? Thanks Norm for the picture.

Name: Myrna Wood () on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 17:04:31
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: Hey - is it true? Thirty alumni from the class of '66 have paid for the Prom - WAY TO GO CLASS OF '66
Myrna, did you change your email address?

Name: Kevin Smith () on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 16:44:48
Message: Hey, what a great site. I love Foster Freeze and hope it stays around as long as I'm around. I used to go to the one in Old Torrance, near where the Pussycat theatre was. My dad told me not to look that way (towards the theatre) when I was young. I took my boys to that same one last night, but when I lived in Hawthorne, 1982-1985, after a good Chinese meal at the Golden Phoenix, we'd walk across the street (120th) and have a Foster Freeze - shame they don't make the slushes anymore, unless that one still does...Great page, keep up the good work!
Hey Kevin, Yep, the one in old Torrance still thrives, although the Pussycat theatre has been closed for many years. They filmed some movie and reworked the old Pussycat to resemble small town America with a malt shop next to it. It still looks that way today.

Name: Jeanne Carrillo () on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 15:19:16
Maiden: Burk
Class: 69
City and State: Carlsbad, CA
Message: The Beach Boys are playing at the Del Mar Fairgrounds tonite. Is anyone out there going? I am going to go. Maybe I'll see some of you there.
Thanks Jeanne, Let us know how it went.

Name: DONNA () on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 12:59:18
Class: 69
City and State: lAPALMA, CA
Message: This is for you John Crotty, just want to wish you a Happy 50th tomorrow. When are we going out to celebrate??? To all you dads out there have a Happy Fathers Day.
Happy Fathers Day Wayne......

Name: Sharon () on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 11:16:25
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Remember Class of 1966 our reunion is August 17, the night before the prom. If you have not received your invitation or wish to make your reservation via telephone, please call Lauren Ricketts at 760-433-4558. If you have any other questions, you can reach me toll free at 866-574-7763. Don't miss your reunion. We are having some great give-a-ways, including Ice Dog tickets. We are trying to get as many people as possible to this reunion, it's been 15 years since our last. Don't wait till the last minute or try to buy your ticket at the door, as you may be turned away for lack of space in the room or not enough dinners available for last minute attendees.
Please be there on reunion night Cougs. YOU are why people come to reunions. Don't cheat yourself or a classmate out of an evening with an old friend. You WON'T be disappointed.

Name: nick pappagiorgio () on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 10:34:10
E-Mail: n_pappagiorgio_44
Maiden: rusty
Class: 74
City and State: hawthorne
Message: Gee...I thought it meant "Post-Pink's Digestive Process"! I was kinda wonderin' why Judy Mac was asking if it should be "fast or slow, in or out". I was really starting to worry.

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 09:37:09
Maiden: but..but...but...but...but...but...
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: PROM NIGHT UPDATE: Looks like ROGER RIDINGS '69 is coming all the way from Kennesaw, Georgia on AUGUST 18th.. I can't believe how many Prom Nighters are schleppin' from outta state, but I love it!! So John Boy..leave us with a song to spark some Prom Night memories.. something "snappy," like, "Do you love me" (The Contours) Everybody up, and dance. Loosen up those old bones. I'll be out by the mailbox waiting patiently again.
Judy Wudy

Cougs, We're just 9 weeks away from Prom Night. Tickets are going fast, so please get yours REAL SOON!! When they're gone, they are GONE; please don't miss this event.

Name: Jim Peppers () on Friday, June 15, 2001 at 04:42:14
Class: 61
City and State: Athens, Greece
Message: Hello Cougars, First of all, a big, heartfelt bunch of congratulations to Paco and Sharon on your anniversary! Great wedding picture, just like I remember you two. Second, does anyone keep in touch with Sandy and Jim Perry? I've tried sending e-mails, but they keep bouncing back, and I really need to get in touch with them. Help!!!
If I'm in Los Angeles in July, hope I get to make it to a Pink's night. Be good.
Jim Peppers

Hi Jim, I just called Sandie's brother Brian and left a message for him to call me. This is the third "I can't contact" email/feedback this morning. Please Cougs, make sure your email address in correct on the alumni list. Now that we've found you, we certainly don't want to lose you.

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