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Name: Raymond Smith () on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 12:31:02
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Message: I got another saying but I bet none of you heard this one. Since my Mom and Dad were divorce I would visit my Dad once a weekend every month. About 10 yrs old I didn't clean up my room or pissed him off, I don't remember which but I got the belt! A few months later I got him mad again so he did something different that was worst than the belt. Since he was an engineer he had me hold small buckets of cement in each hand...probably weighed 10 lbs each...and hold them up straight out without lowering them. If they got lowered before the 15 minutes was up I had to start over. I failed and I had to do it for 30 mins total. Never again did I go wrong in his eyes but he did say..."Remember the buckets" to keep me in line.
In my opinion, that's child abuse....

Name: Charlie Fox () on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 11:31:49
Class: 69
City and State: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Message: One of my mom's favorites: "I knock you clear into next week!" Of course she never did, but I did get samples of her other favorite saying: "I'll blister your bottom!" It wasn't child abuse; I deserved what I got and I learned from it. I don't think any of us kids got spanked more than once or twice.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. And remember, clean your plate or there'll be no pumpkin pie for you!

Hey Charlie, Good to hear from you. Tell your Dad and Jim hi and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Name: Maurine White () on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 11:03:34
Maiden: Endicott
Class: 59
City and State: Huntington Beach
Message: Just got a chance to catch up on CT! The Cuban Missile Crisis was a big deal in my life too. I had dropped out of college for that year and was working as a secretary in the Commanding General's office at Fort Ord. The security was unbelieveable at that time around the military base. Each day during that time a "driver" would pick me up at 7 a.m. at my apartment and drive me to work which was in the "war room" at that time. The "war room" was a highly fortified basement under the base headquarters building. Each day everyone entering that room had to show complete ID. Everything we needed for the day was in that room--we did not get to leave until our days work was finished. The day usually ended about 10 p.m. when a "driver" would take me home. This intense security lasted about 4 weeks. At the time I was overwhelmed with information about such a big event. There were so many pieces to the puzzle that it would have been impossible for someone in a job like I had to put it all together. When it was decided we no longer had to work in the "war room", we were all de-briefed and work returned to the way it had been. That was a lot to deal with for a 20 year old! I did know that I was part of something pretty big, and, of course, I got to meet a lot of high-ranking military people.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 10:28:54
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Parents would say,
"Eat all of your food, just think of all of the poor starving kids in China!"
Don't smoke it will stunt your growth!
Don't go in the water (at Alondra Park) you could get polio.
Some things that we did, that I don't see now.
My mother would invite the neighborhood kids into the kitchen to bake cookies, pies etc.
We would have block water fights. (Nothing barred) We had hoses; buckets and if I remember either Janet or Penny Ashby and my sister Bonney came out and dumped a plastic trash can 1/4 full of water on my mom.
Back yard BBQs where any kid in the neighborhood was welcome. I can remember Mike Bierman stopping by on a Friday and grabbing a hot dog, put on all of the fix'ns and then taking a bite. My mom came out of the house and said, "Mike, Isn't this Friday?" He looked at her and she said, "You're eating meat!" (Knowing that he was Catholic). He looked back at her and said, "Well what is a bigger sin? Wasting food or eating meat on Friday?" He proceeded to finish the hot dog.

I guess the Pope liked hot dogs too. Thanks Chris....

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 09:59:02
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo
Message: One of the things my Mom use to say to us was, "I dont care what the other kids are doing, I said no" or if I was standing in front of the TV, my dad would say that I made a better door than a window.
Now that I am a mom, I have a few twisted sayings of my own. For instance, if my kids are being little terrors, I tell them that I am going to rip off their arm, and hit them over their head with it. Another favorite I like to tell them is "That I am going to live long enough for them to change my diapers" Of course I find myself saying pretty much all the lame things my folks used to tell me, and I have to laugh. Just the other day after trying to get my oldest sons attention, I finally said "Am I talking to a wall" His response was "no, walls dont have mouths"
Have a great Thanksgiving everybody.

Name: Lyman Moss () on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 08:23:39
Class: 59
City and State: everett, Wa. 98205
Message: Russ, my Huskies have a very tuff job to do this Saturday in Miami. The hurricanes will be waiting for them to get revenge for last years defeat here at Husky Stadium. I just hope that they give a good account of themselves. Here are some sayings that I remember when I was growing up.
1. My Dad would say, you kids better stop that or I'll kick a prune out of you.
2. Stop that or I'll tan your hide.
3. You better stop that or I'll skin you alive.
I had a friend who's Dad had a similar saying to my Dads except he said, you better knock that off or I'll kick a rib out of you. Later Cougs

Now that's discipline!!

Name: Greg Jones () on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 02:17:43
Class: 1973
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I heard this said and it is true: "If you smack your child today it's called child abuse. When we got smacked it was discipline." How true. There is a fine line between abuse and discipline but if a kid deserves a whack then they should get one. My old man used to crack us when we got out of line and, at least I, grew up okay. Another great line was "don't do as I do, do as I tell you to do." Ah, my old man, in some respects straight from the Archie Bunker mold, mat he rest in peace.
My generation got SMACKED and there was no such thing as child abuse. At least I never thought I was abused. What I got, I deserved.
Now it's a "Time Out". What the heck is a TIME OUT??!! You get no ones ATTENTION with a time out. You'll see a parent totally ignoring their child while the child is screaming hollering and generally raising everyones blood pressure within a 100 foot radius. What kind of discipline is that anyway, and where did they learn it, Dr. Spock? Didn't Dr. Spocks kid commit suicide?

Name: nancy () on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 00:55:56
Maiden: rose
Class: '79
City and State: big bear lake, ca
Message: How about...."Shut up or I'll give you something to cry about!" or "Don't you give me no lip"...WHAT were they thinking????
Good ones....

Name: Larry Biller () on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 00:10:44
Class: 1967
City and State: portland,oregon
Message: My Mom's favorite saying was.."Turn that thing down!!!!!!!!"

Name: Rick Trulliinger () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 22:23:22
Class: 1973
City and State: Independence, Ca.
Message: Mom would say "I'll paddle your butt till you won't be able to sit down for a week"
Another good one......

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 22:15:48
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: I remember that during the Cuban Missile Crisis I had an afternoon PE class and we spent most of the class one day sitting around on the grass outside the girl's locker room talking about the Russian missiles. Other than that, I don't remember any other unusual things going on.

Name: EL ROJO () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 20:21:24
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Message: John how did you know that I would even look at that heading? I was looking the other way I'll have you know. And you Paco... yes that was sort of a scrimage, the kind I remember against some of you "lower classmen " in the time of our youth. But I will spit the feathers out of my mouth, kind of tastes like crow, again, this year. But, I will root for the PAC 10, forever. No matter who wins this sucker now! Lymon you better pump up your "dawgs" for when they play the big wind from the east. Now that I've admitted humility, famous sayings from the folks. "you do know that if you tell a lie you will get cancor sores", damn, the kids hated that one. "Young lady if you play with yourself you'll be sterile for the rest of your life"! That one from a g-ma. And the all time favorite, "young man if you keep that up you'll go blind"! "yea but mom I'll just do it until I need glasses"! Damn, I have the glasses now. Oh well I guess thats why you get married. Go DAWGS OR ZEROS! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! JAKE N JUDE!
Thanks for checking the weekend scores Russ, now I can take them down.

Name: patty valencia () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 18:26:29
Class: 1974
Message: My esteemed sister forgot a few family sayings.
"You can go in the water, but don't get wet;"
"Stop crying or you will get yaws;"
re: justifying a request because everyone was doing it..."If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you want to do it too?"
re: making you do or wear something completely uncool: "you'll start a fad."

Name: Dan Johnson () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 18:26:20
Class: 77
City and State: Sherman Oaks, California
Message: My Mom's favorite sayings
(1) "listen to what I mean, not to what I say" and
(2) "you're having too much fun for someone in so much trouble."
Keith, I also remember that Linda's older sister (Cheryl?) was very tough and I personally saw her beat up some 6th grade boys at Eucalyptus park that same year that Linda flushed me on the "steady" proposal.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 17:02:14
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: Picture this: Halloween morning 1961. My mother, pregnant and running late, got me loaded into the car to take me to school. She started the car and rev?ved it up several times (the car had dual Glasspacks and that was her way of telling everyone to get-out-of-the-way).She put it in reverse and backed out of the garage hooking one leg of the garage wall between the bumper and the fender and pulling the garage off its foundation. She pulled forward and then started to back down the driveway. I knew better to say anything so I kept quiet. Once at school I opened the door and her only words to me were ? KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT UNTIL I FEED YOUR FATHER DINNER!? BTW ? The car was fine, ask my mother about the garage.

Name: Doris () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 16:11:58
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAUREEN "MOMO" TROTT!!! You cute little dickens!
And more sayings particulary for the little girls, "Never let your panties show" - for me it was "Little GIRLS should be seen and not heard" - "When you are sitting, always keep your legs crossed" - "ALWAYS keep your legs crossed" - "Don't wear panties with holes in them" ... HUH? Who cares if I can't show 'em! ha!

Name: Tim Helble () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 15:18:06
Class: 73
City and State: Columbia, MD
Message: Parental sayings - how about "Do you want me to get the sorority paddle?" Not wanting to have the greek letters "Delta" and "Zeta" tattooed on our behinds, Dan and I usually shaped right up when mom said that one and she never actually had to use it. Or how about "Always cross at a new green light." Being somewhat of a literalist when I was a kid, I was stumped for a little while trying to figure out which stoplight at the corner was constructed most recently.

Name: Raymond Smith () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 15:15:41
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland, Oregon..GOOOO Ducks!
Message: This is for all you High Schoolers in the early 60's. I used finished watching the movie on video that's called "Thirteen Days" regarding the Cuban Missle Crises in Oct 1962. Man talk about scary. I was born 11 days after that incident. Man, I sure am glad I didn't have to go thru that fear. There was a statement by a General....all missles can hit everywhere except Seattle. Spooky! What was HHS preparing to do or did kids stayed at home? Was any bunkers dug/built? Did people Went up in the hills? Did food supply was completely off the store shelves? Did guns and ammo was the hottest selling thing? Was there any trick or treating on Oct.31st? Is that why when growing up I can hear the air raid sirens go off at the 1st of the month? Was those Air raids sirens due to the missle crises or did they go off before the crises? Love to hear some stories on that one as it will be a part of my history to tell to my daughter.
No bunkers, but we learned how to "Duck and Cover"
The air raid sirens were in place long before the Cuban Missile Crisis and they went off on the last Friday of the month at 10am.

Name: Raymond Smith () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 15:07:07
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland, Oregon....Duck State
Message: Well, regarding sayings. My mom said that saying "Don't let me pull this car over", and I challenge her. BIG mistake! Even though she couldn't pull over due to traffic (I thought I planned that one good) her arm grew from normal size to 6 ft long an whack me across the head without taking her eyes off the road. AMAZING! Of course I was only 8 yrs old but I'll never challenge my mom like that again. Another time after that was my sister and I wouldn't stop fighting in the back seat and she did pull over and whack us both with the Hot Wheel track she uses as a whip. Ohhh ouch! From then on, as long as that thing was in the car we were on our BEST behavior!

Name: Greg Jones () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 13:55:28
Class: 1973
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Parental sayings: Was it my family or were there more- "Children should be seen and not heard".
Someone said, "the first 3 years of your life your parents teach you to walk and talk and after that, they tell you to "sit down and shut up"!!

Name: Linda Dietrich () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 12:23:13
Maiden: Dawson
Class: 69
Message: Man, I can't believe it, I've turned into my mom with all her pet peeves and everything being a pig sty. Where do these sayings come from anyway?? So far I don't hear my kids saying them to their kids. Guess that's why they are so spoiled and disrespectful. The kids of today are so different than when we were growing up and even how we raised our kids. It sure is changing times.
Another one: You're trying to drive me to the "Poor House" aren't you?!!

Name: Gloria Herlosky () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 11:52:09
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas
Message: Right on Treckman girls and your offspring, too!

Name: Marsha Russell-Hood () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 10:32:00
Maiden: classof64wasthebest
Class: 64
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MO TROTT AND COLLEEN TROTT O'RYAN. Both graduates of the BEST class ever at HHS.......1964. Actually, I really think that the best classes were from 1960 through 1964....... I'm sure you would all agree.
I AGREE!! With an emphasis on 1962!!!

Name: Patti Barry () on Monday, November 19, 2001 at 10:15:37
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 79
City and State: Long Beach
Message: Roni, your team went to 1/4 finals? I know that the '76 (fall team) went to the finals to play Santa Fe (lost again, dern it) - I was brought up from JV that year to warm the bench. It is fun to re-live through your kids! Good ole HHS is listed in CIF guide this year in the history section - I showed Loren (uh huh, see, your mom could do it toooo)! This is the first CIF title LB Wilson has won - and it's directly related to the "T" gene pool. tee hee
Thanks T4, It seems the older we get, the better we were. I think my little league team probably could've whipped todays Yankees. Actually I KNOW they could've because todays Yankees weren't born yet.

Name: JON SLOEY () on Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 23:44:21
Class: 69
Good one, Jon......

Name: Alan Nelson () on Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 23:12:53
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Parent's sayings - This conversation actually took place: Me - "Can I be excused from the table?" Mom - "You haven't eaten your dinner." Me - "But, Mom, I hate liver and onions." Mom - "Listen young man, you'll clean your plate, or go to bed without supper!" Me - "Good-night"

Name: Roni Kobel () on Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 23:03:16
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 76
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: One of my very favorite memories at HHS was when our volleyball team went to the quarter finals in CIF. We played Santa Fe Springs, and, though we lost, it was so much fun! Our band and pep squad even came! I can remember the adrenaline like it was yesterday! Now, my sister Patti's (T4) daughter, Loren, plays for Wilson High in Long Beach, and they just took the CIF title in volleyball, and are headed for state championships! I can re-live the excitement vicariously through my niece!! And, incidentally, I really don't understand what all the discussion is about... everyone knows that the class of '76 is, was, and always will be the best!
Hi T2, Yes but you don't remember the class of you??

Name: Patti Smith () on Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 22:21:43
Class: 68
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: Regarding parental sayings, has anyone mentioned the infamous "Because I said so, that's why!" Then there's "As long as you're living under MY roof, you'll live by MY rules"...even if you're 30...or 40...or however old.
Hey there's a couple of winners. Thanks Patti...

Name: Linda Dietrich () on Friday, November 16, 2001 at 16:50:33
Maiden: Dawson
Class: 69
City and State: Kansas City, MO
Message: I can't remember when I started looking at this web site but for all this time I waited for this one person to sign on here and today when I looked on the new arrivals list there he was. I was totally blown away! Now if I can get him to write me. Steve Hill are you out there?? I would love to hear from you. If any of you are waiting for that old friend/classmate to show up just have patience. Like the movie said " If you build it, they will come". Thanks to JB for building this web site. I have said this many times and I will say it again. A few years ago I never gave Hawthorne or my high school days a second thought. But now I can't say that any more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart JB!!
Hi Linda, Glad you found a long lost Cougar buddy. Now don't YOU wait for him to email you. His email address is of the Alumni list.....What are you waiting for???

Name: JAIME DESPACIO-Y () on Friday, November 16, 2001 at 16:45:21
Class: lots
City and State: Strand,ca
Message: What happened to Jimmy Smith?
He got run down by a train, but thank God he had his clean shorts on.
Juan Panadero

Name: Mike Castro () on Friday, November 16, 2001 at 14:42:45
Class: 77
City and State: LAX
Message: Parent sayings. There were quite a few directed at my brothers and myself, however the one I remember was directed at Michelle Buguy Bierman by my Mom, Stella. We lived across the street from the Buguys on Wiseburn Ave and Michelle and her older brother Chester would come over to play. Michelle had/has the coolest laugh, though my Mom thought of a cackling hen laying eggs (sorry Michelle) so when she laughed, my Mom would always say, "I'll take a dozen Michelle". Sharon, ask Michelle if she remembers. Thanks.
Thanks Mike......

Name: Louise () on Friday, November 16, 2001 at 14:05:41
Maiden: Stgeorge
Class: 77
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Maybe your already over the principal/teacher stories but I've got to add this one. My 8th grade year at St.Joseph in Hawthorne was truly a memorable one. One day at lunch time I walked into the girls bathroom and found a few girls smoking marijuana. Till this day I think it was pencil shavings but who knows...I was asked if I wanted any and of course said NO! Well it leaked out and I was cornered by Sister Ann Denise as to what exactly had been going on in the bathroom at lunch. I turned white as a ghost but stuck to my story that I had no idea what she was talking about. She asked again and again and I denied the whole thing. She knew I had a couple of good friends in that bathroom that day and said she understood if I wanted to protect them and left me alone. I was stunned. For a nun in those days that was pretty cool. Needless to say the girls got expelled and couldn't graduate with the rest of the class!! I remember that day like it was yesterday.
So St. Joe DID have a cool Nun. Judy, you were wrong. Thanks Louise.....

Name: Denny () on Friday, November 16, 2001 at 13:13:52
Class: 55
Message: Don't forget to put on clean underwear in case you have an accident!!! Never could figure that one, like in the ICU they are going to check it out.
Hey Denny, Again, this one was meant to make the parents look good......Mrs. Smith, I have some bad news and some good news. Bad news is we had to cut little Jimmy out of his pants to amputate his leg, but the good news is, man did he have some CLEAN Fruit of the Looms.

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