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Name: Wayne Dickey () on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 20:01:20
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Turning 50 has sparked some memorable events at Hawthorne. Anyone who was anyone in 1969 remembers the night before our senior year. There was about a 100 people there that night. There must have been 1000 rolls of toilet paper. We went down the halls, through senior square, through all the trees and left a mess unequal to any ever seen at Hawthorne High before. There were cheerleaders, football and basketball players, wrestlers, and just average students. The next day most all of the toilet paper was still hanging from the trees and we all knew that 1969 was going to be a great year. Now that most of you 69ers have turn 50. I hope those who were there can also remember stories like this one. Lets start typing them into feedback. Bring back those old memories and share them with everyone.
Just jocks, cheerleaders, and average students huh. Didn't sound like there were any ABOVE AVERAGE students there. OK, anyone else have an HHS vandalism story they want to cop to?

Name: Linda Reynolds () on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 18:12:57
Maiden: Jones
Class: 62
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Hi everyone! I recently visited my daughter, Cristy, in New Hampshire as the leaves were turning. What a sight! She'll be living there for a couple of years while her husband gets his MBA at Dartmouth College. This picture was taken at Billings Farm where the farmers showed us how cows are milked these days. You wouldn't believe it!
I remember when I used to have dark hair too!

It looks like the old Billings place is on fire.

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 09:49:19
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Was I hanging out at the wrong places? All this talk about Holly's has me wondering. Didn't some of you go to A&w and the Wichstand? Now those were the fun places.
Now you're talkin', Sherry......

Name: Doris () on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 09:30:53
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1957 and proud of it!
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: Incidentally John, BEAUTIFUL Twin Falls, Idaho. :-D
Dotty, if you think 60's Hawthorne was happiness, you should have been there in the 40's and 50's! IT WAS BEEEOOOTEEEFUL! And such a small-town atmosphere ... it was grand.
Now THAT was funny, JB2! "Twiggy in a wetsuit" ... I'm still laughing.
And to you Mr. Jensen! Shame on you! That was really a great and funny story. In the 40's and 50's I remember not ONE such topless bar.
AND WHERE IS THAT SLOE ONE! And the Hood guys. And our writer or writers, Jim Backus!!!??? Oh, excuse me ... Mike Backus. :-)

Yeah, where are you guys? Are you mad or sumpthin'??

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 07:15:22
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: On Friday's my mother used to serve macaroni and cheese with tuna fish for dinner. Usually, around 11:45 PM on Friday night my father would announce that he was "going out for a burger - who would like to come along?". His destination would be Holly's - once or twice I was actually home to take him up on his offer!
11:45PM on a Friday??!! I wasn't anywhere to be found.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 01:11:27
Class: 77
Message: Gloria & JB -- thanks for the nice comments! Sorry I missed both of you at the prom. I think you guyz are great too -- although JB needs to get to the bank quicker with those annual dues checks ;~)
Well....yes I do, but all I have are in there now.......Thanks Dan

Name: JB2 () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 23:06:59
Class: 62
Message: dog! I bet Sharon could have made her look like Twiggy in a wet suit based on some of those ole' pictures you've put up in the past! JB2

Name: Rick Trullinger () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 22:58:48
Class: 1973
City and State: Independence, Ca.
Message: Hey Dean Morris, I think that map was taken out of an old map book of John Baker's. I lived on the corner of Wiseburn and Hansworth and you may have delivered the paper to our house. Rick

Name: Blake Withell () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 22:06:56
Class: 67
City and State: Toronto Canada
Message: Dotty:
Dating back to 1967 Didn't your father have the fastest 1956 F100 on the boulevard, It had a 1960, 430 Lincoln bored out to about 460 cu in. I remember he would place a large tool box , about 300 lbs. near the tailgate, just for traction. Life as i see it.

Name: DOTTY MAY () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 20:18:27
Class: 67
You bet it was....Thanks Dotty

Name: Delia Hardy () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 19:49:51
Maiden: Yawnick
Class: 86
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: This message is to Regg Roberts.... Gladys Verduzco was at the 10 year reunion back in 96. She looked great. Unfortunately we didn't have a 15 year reunion this year but there is talk of having a 16 year.... I will try and get the word out about Cougartown and maybe Gladys will pop in here.
Good luck finding her!

Congratulations Delia on your recent marriage. I'll change your name on the alumni list.

Name: Dean Morris () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 19:27:21
Class: 72
City and State: Vallejo, CA
Message: Hey Rick Trullinger: Where did you get that map of my old Herald Examiner paper route? I got that paper route from Billy (Beezer) Baird who trained me how to fold papers into quarters, thirds and halves and get up to 100 papers at a time on my bike. Used to ride cross Hawthorne every Sunday at 4AM to eat early Sunday breakfast at some dinner on H Blvd and pick up papers at warehouse on East side of town. Nowdays, I can't get my son out of bed to sweep a driveway! Times have changed.
Other map memory- your map contains the core of Holly Glen which produced such Hall of Famers as the Bryan Family, Nielsen Brothers, Bob and Dave Sayad, Fred and Jimbo Richards, Mike Scott, John Fowler, Bill and Steve Tamburrino, Don Pike, Bob Gunnin, Bob and Dick Toth, Bill Cox, and the Morris Brothers. We had some great baseball games at Cabrillo school that started at 9AM and past dark when an outfielder got hit in the head with a fly ball. Home run derby over the brown monster fence (12 foot high handball court at 300ft) was the best. Nice, I have to go home and pay the mortgage! I'd rather be a kid again in Holly Glen- Go Wiseburn, Beat Hawthorne American!

Name: Regg Roberts () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 19:19:45
Message: Has anyone been able to locate Gladys Verduszco?

Name: Paco () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 17:34:41
Message: No Comment....( Hee - Hee)I forgot all about her!
So have we got it narrowed down to the class of 61?

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 16:42:27
Class: 71
City and State: Los Angeles, Ca
Message: Reading Wayne?s story about Hollys reminded me of ?My most memorable Holly?s story?. My father owned a business that was located next to the Bucket (a topless bar in Lennox). In the mid sixties the Bucket had a little lunch window and some seats so you could order a burger and sit outside to eat. This of course was Pre Topless. I use to go there on Saturdays and get lunch. One day they started to remodel (topless) the front of the Bar and took away the little window. I asked how was I to still get my lunch. The owner said that I could come back into the kitchen whenever I wanted. So one day I was standing in the kitchen waiting for my order when this scantily clad young woman came up behind me and yelled ?Bobby?. Well I turned around and saw that it as an old friend of Brother Bills who he had gone to school with. (I can?t tell you her name as she now has grandchildren) I would see all of her each and every time I went in for food. I was about 15 at the time. Well several weeks later I meet some buddies at Hollys. As I was leaving this girl with her mother yelled ?Bobby?. I turned around and looked at her curiously. Then I said, ?I didn?t recognize you with your clothes on?. Her mother gave me daggers and I quickly left. If that young grandmother is viewing this please send me your email address.
So it was someone in the class of 63, 61, or 60 because no one in my class would do that.
I think Paco probably knows her.

Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 16:34:46
Class: '75
City and State: Fullerton CA
Message: So Gloria (V6) has a submit button eh.... I always heard about but I could never find it. Take care all, I am off to pound the pavement...laid off due to the not a recession recession ttfn H1

Name: Gloria Herlosky () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 13:54:03
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas
Message: I am sorry, my computer is on the blink. On Dan's entry does it read "I am not in the film and neither is Which One's Pink..."? (Sorry JB, I always thought D.J. was nice! : )
As do I.

Name: Myrna () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 13:30:23
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: Talking about Oregon teams - there's a Beaver in this household!!!
You ARE talking about an OSU Beaver, right Myrna??

Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 12:06:42
Class: 77
Message: A tremendously entertaining "indie" documentary film on tribute bands has just been released (Tribute The Movie Although the subject of the film is tribute bands, its really a story of hopes and dreams and of never letting go of the music that inspired you. Five tribute bands are featured (tributes to Queen, Journey, Kiss, The Monkees and Judas Priest) and the back stories are poignant, funny and sad. The film is showing as part of the AFI festival at the Hollywood Vogue theater @ 4:30 p.m. Friday 11/9/01. If you are a music lover who will always love the music you grew up with, this film will appeal to you. (PS, I am not in the film and neither is Which One's Pink?)

Name: Linda Farrow () on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 10:20:15
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Message to Kimberly Jewkes and all class of 82 alumni's...Please check out for our 20 year reunion information...Thank you Linda

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 20:12:32
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Debbie, Yes I do remember you. That was Winchell Donuts across from the pool hall (Ivan's). I really lived for cruising the Blvd. This week end I remembered another story from the Blvd. As everyong knows, no night of cruising would be complete without a stop at Holly's before heading home. Well one night I was cruising in my 56 Chevy, which only had a low gear, so slow cruising was how it rolled. My friend Brent Shannon and I went to Holly's for a cup of coffee. As we sat at the counter Brent said to me, "Wayne isn't that your car?". On Hawthorne Blvd, waiting for the light to change was someone stealing my 56 Chevy. Brent and I knew he would not be going too fast, so we got into Brent's 67 Chevy and chased him down. In an alley he left the car and started running. we let him go and returned to Holly's to finish our cup of coffee. We talked and laugh about the poor theft and how funny it must have been, when he found out the car only had a low gear.
Maybe he was starting a junk yard.

Name: Chuck Kimes () on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 19:42:49
Class: 65
City and State: Cathlamet Wa
Message: Does anyone know how to contact John Moore class of 65? Heard he was at the prom night/'66 reunion

Name: Kimberly Jewkes () on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 15:41:15
Maiden: Rickman
Class: 82
City and State: Hawthorne, California
Message: my name is kimberly jewkes, i currantly live in south ogden utah and have for the last 4 years. in 1985 i was married to troy fountain from june 1985 to april 1997. troy is in the united states navy and we traveled all over. i have 3 sons daniel15, nathan 13,joseph 7. i was recently remarried to david jewkes on march 5th 2001. i have 2 step kids brittany 15 and lucas 18. david is in the united states air force, he was due to retire on october 31st. but all retirements are on hold.i'm currently working in a nursing home as a certified nurse's asst.

Name: Al Rocca () on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 14:31:59
Class: 70
City and State: Mesa, AZ
Message: Congrats Diamondbacks!!!! I've been a fan for four years now and the taste of victory is SWEET!

Name: Lyman Moss () on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 09:56:44
Class: 59
City and State: Everett, Wa. 98205
Message: John, no you didn't dream it but I bet I know someone who did have a bad dream lately. As long as an Oregon team doesn't make it I will be happy. Later Cougars.
Boy, no one likes the Oregon teams.....well, maybe Robin likes the "Katydids" a little.

Name: Lyman Moss () on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 07:44:51
Class: 59
City and State: Everett, Wa. 98205
Message: Russ, I agree the gate is open this year and I think the race for the roses will again be decided on the last week of the season. Is it possible that this year a team with two loses could be going to PASADENA? Thanks John B. for this great web site, my dues are in the mail.
Later Cougs

Thanks Lyman....Didn't the OTHER Cougar team do some damage to the "Baby Blue Crew" this weekend, or did I dream that?

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Sunday, November 4, 2001 at 17:44:51
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: A BIG HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO TOYNA! Hope your day was a great one. Love ya

Name: Gary Lents () on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 18:21:53
Class: 67
City and State: Vista
Message: Gina, Thanks for the welcome, but, please, keep the cheescake (no offense). I don't carry the pigskin anymore, and I'm afraid that is what cheesecake would produce!
"I don't want to become involved in the junvenile vitriol"...who said that Sloey?

OHHHHH Larry I get it.

Name: Gina Black () on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 12:25:35
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Pasadena, CA
Message: Larry Gents...A HUGE Cheesecake welcome!!!! I haven't seen you in here in a while. What's the score, buddy?

Name: gloria herlosky () on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 09:58:10
E-Mail: gpork
Maiden: valencia
Class: 76
City and State: las vegas nv
Message: !Hola! Jorge... lo siento. I had already hit submit when I noticed it.

Name: Raymond Smith () on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 07:03:41
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Message: Got a funny "Hawthorne Story". We, my buddy and I, got really bored one day with nothing to do we decided to use the phone (We were 13 yrs old). We would get out the ol' phonebook and call certain people and joke around with them. This one lady we called "Grandma" and at first she thought we were her grandkids. But she caught on to the game really fast and the phone converstation ended really funny her saying come on over and get your cookies or something like that. Then I found this girl "Rachael" number listed who I was shocking in love with. It so happened that when I called her I had tape recorded our converstation (found a gadget I thought I was one of those characters from "Mission Impossible"). Well, being shy and not much to say we only talked for like 10 minutes. As I got older phone calls where getting more longer where I was forced to get my own phone at an age of 15. The longest phone converstation was to a girl who went to Leuzinger which was 4 1/2 hours (we both actually watched the sunrise) but that record was broken by another girl of 6 hours. I'm still curious as to whom those girls (or girl) where that called me who they claim to say they got it on the back of the girl's bathroom wall at I believe Hollyglen park (what an honor...I can see it now, "For a good time call Ray). Those girls are still a mystery.
I had a girl call me once and ask if Robert was there. I said yes, but he's painting my sister's toenails right now.........she hung up.

Name: Debbie Washburn () on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 05:25:02
Maiden: Johnston
Class: 72
City and State: Incline Village, NV
Message: Wayne happy 50th. I don't know if you remember me I was only a freshman, but hung out with Ginny Noll, Judy Noll and others. I remember cruising Hawthorne Blvd. and hanging out in the middle divider (I think in front of the donut shop) I still think those were some of the best days of my life. How much fun we had doing nothing. It's a shame kids can't have the innocent fun we did growing up in Hawthorne.

Name: Donna () on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 00:34:31
Class: 69
City and State: Torrance

Name: Paco () on Friday, November 2, 2001 at 22:12:07
Maiden: Sam Dickerson
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: Dearest El Rojo, Peeps don't last too long at my house, freez'em and eat'em. And SC WILL WIN ONE MORE GAME!!
I wonder who they play??

Name: Jorge Llaves () on Friday, November 2, 2001 at 21:14:24
Class: 80PVE
City and State: PVE CA
Message: Gloria--If you are going to Glorify that sister of yours-for the reputation of the HHS English department please correct your spelling.
This is an administrative bulletin #0742nd.
Love you anyway--JORGE

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Friday, November 2, 2001 at 21:00:38
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Yes, I will turn 50 tomorrow, but my mind is still in good working order. I remember a hot summer day in 1969. The waves at 26th street were not breaking so 12 friends got together to have some non-beach fun. Bebop Hegg had a 1954 Ford station wagon, which he aquired for some $35.00. It could hold the surf boards and a lot of people. Well on this summer day Bebop, Tony Jaqua, Scott (Mini) Davison, Carl Hegg, myself and 8 others piled into the Ford wagon for a little fun. Hokey ponokey was the destination. Once there, we road the hills of dirt, creating a mountian of dust. Bouncing from side to side in the wagon only to come to a stop when a Hawthorne Police officer arrived. He watched as 12 bodies piled out of Bebop's wagon. Shaking his head, he looked at the gas cap (an old rag), and said to Bebop, "I want this piece of junk in the junk yard today". So that day I followed Bebop to Gardena and they gave us $25.00 for that 1954 wagon. Not to bad for a lot of good times and it only cost him $10.00. Be a Coug!
FINALLY!! A Hawthorne Story. Have a great day, Wayne....

Name: EL ROJO () on Friday, November 2, 2001 at 20:53:38
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
City and State: WEBEBITCHIN!
Message: Hey is this site really open at this hour on a friday night?..COOL! Hi gang. And a big ZZZOOOOOMMMMMM to you all. And a question, who did that famous line? Anyway hi folks. I was waiting for the onslaught about my Bruins (ya know,UCLA). They lost last weekend even after all my raves' about them, but nobody will speak up. But anyway Lyman the gates are open in the PAC 10! Paco, I'd rather freeze my athletic socks and eat them than a "peep" 4 or 5 months later. I knew you were pretty sick and I was hopin for ya, but there's always next year. That goes for sc too! By the way, Hi Dan and Ann, Cal and Eva, Royal and Patty, Jim and Sandy W, John and Cheryl, Momo, Kingy and his main squeeze. By the way JB, did Mr Fitz get you that tape? Football... I haven't got mine yet. They were supposed to be in the mail. And by the way, dropping osloba ben hadda in to the country as a woman would be great, but his (her) clothes should be made of PIGSKIN! One last word or so, IHATETHEDAMNYANKEES! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! JAKE N JUDE.
Captain Jet, but who was he in real life? And does UCLA still play football?

Name: Mom B () on Friday, November 2, 2001 at 20:48:34
Maiden: Bierman
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: If we are going to have mailgirl how about mailboy?
EXCELLENT!! Now you're getting it!!!!

Name: Dan Dye () on Friday, November 2, 2001 at 20:19:35
Maiden: No
Class: 1962
Message: Gee Tonya, now I know why you wouldn't date any of us class of 62 boys. You didn't want to go to jail. I thought Cheryl was the oldest in the class of 62. Don't worry, you have two more years before you will be --, I better not go there. Because I will be 60 five months later. Have a great Birthday Tonya. Remember you were Queen of the prom. Now that's something no one can take away from you. JB1, Now you take it easy on Jim and I tomorrow when we ride our bikes to Santa Monica.
Have a great week-end all you Cougars out there.

Hey Dan, the regular time in the morning is fine with me. I still think Cheryl is the oldest 62 out there.

Name: Gary Lents () on Friday, November 2, 2001 at 19:22:11
Class: 67
City and State: Vista
Message: Here's a good Bin Laden.....catch him, castrate him, and send him back to Afghanistan to see what it's like to be a woman there
I say we give him the FULL SEX CHANGE and parachute him into Kabul with no veil.

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