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EL ROJO, Remember this one? Jesse Belvin
Name: Wade Greasby () on Friday, May 17, 2002 at 09:47:04
City and State: Surf City, CA
Message: John, back in the mid to late 60's a group of us used to play baseball at York Street School. We were 11,12 years old. Rocky Thomas, Bob Hurley, Gene Skulick, Bob Rutherford, Danny Webster, Mike Raele, were a few of the names I recall. You said you lived on Freeman. We hung out at the house by the alley just north of 120th Street on Freeman. There was a guy, Stewart, I think was his name, that lived on the corner of 119th and Freeman. Any recollection of this guy. He was always doing something off the wall. Enza, are you going to be glued to the Big screen this weekend? The Laker girls er Lakers are on. Jim, I'll be cruisen the strand this Sunday. Thought I'd warn you. Cougs have a great weekend.
Hey Wade, I didn't live on Freeman. My folks were divorced and dad's house was just south of 119th on Freeman on the east side. I lived on Cedar between 122nd and Broadway. Don't remember any Stewart, but the SW corner of Freeman and 119th was another Baker family; Gordon Baker HHS59? and his brother. On the NE corner of 119th and Freeman was the Jolly family. Sue Jolly HHS61; Ted Jolly HHS69; etc. On the SE corner were the Godfrieds; Curtis, Monique, and Yvette. They all went to HHS in the late 70's to early 80's.
Dad had a white 1962 Chevy 409 that he sold to a kid that lived by the alley you're speaking of. The car was parked there for years. Do you remember it? BTW, my dad knew your dad from way back. Hawthorne Volunteer Fire Dept. from the mid 40's. I have a picture of all of them in front of the old fire house on Plaza Square. Have to do some digging for that one.
Name: Larry Biller () on Friday, May 17, 2002 at 02:32:29
City and State: Portland. Orygun
Message: What mark? I should've explained. The CD is so bad I pulled it out of my CD player, threw it out the front door and hit some guy in the head named Mark.. Seriously Van's new CD is pure Van Morrison all the way. Does a great version of "Georgia On My Mind".
I saw him a few years ago in concert at Universal. The music was pretty good, but he looked nothing like expected. Try to imagine Truman Capote dressed like Dick Tracy, honestly.
Name: Gina Black () on Friday, May 17, 2002 at 00:03:26
City and State: Pasadena, CA
Message: Hi ho Cougs!!! I need some help. Does anyone out there know a surgeon or a trauma nurse? My boyfriend is writing a book and needs to speak with a surgeon or trauma nurse (a 10 min. telephone call) for the next part. THE CRASH!!! Please let me know ASAP. I get to type the book, and I can't wait to read the next part!!!
Name: Larry Biller () on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 19:43:39
City and State: Portland,Or
Message: MUSIC ALERT! All you Van Morrison fans- His new CD hits the mark. Is this relevant to HHS?
Thanks Larry, It hits WHAT mark.
Name: Jessika () on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 19:15:23
City and State: Vacaville ca
Message: I'm in 8th grade and I came across this page while doing some research for the early 60's I'm currently reading the outsiders and I love the movie American Graffiti...I wish I could of lived in your guys days... sounds "bitchen"... Thank you for putting up this site...it has been alot of help...
Hi Jessika, Thanks for the feedback, the early 60's WERE bitchin', and good luck with your research.
Name: Carol Shaner () on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 16:36:49
City and State: San Bernardino,ca
Message: Hey John..While reading thru old feedbacks, a light bulb went off. I grew up on 122nd st and felton, but before we moved there, we lived on Freeman ave. There was a Baker family across the street with 3 boys.
Hi Carol, It wasn't me, but there was a Baker family that lived on the corner of 119th and Freeman. Is that where you lived?
Name: Gary Henderson () on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 15:34:47
City and State: Charlotte, NC
Message: I enjoy checking out your Website from time to time. Visited with fellow alums, Linda and Phllis Rogers (then) and Phil O'Neil on 5/15/02.
Hey Gary, It's good to know that people are still connecting. Thanks for the shout.
Name: Stacey () on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 10:40:01
City and State: Redondo Beach, California
Message: I never thought that I would miss school - when you are younger you can't wait to get out of it...now I wish that I could go back - even if just for one day, to see everyone again!
Name: Carol Shaner () on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 18:57:36
City and State: San Bernardino, Ca
Message: I've been looking on line for a site that reproduces and sells high school year books. I can't believe there isn't such a company...you can buy anything else on line. Anyone know of a company?
Name: DJ the DJ () on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 13:14:59
City and State: Lakers -- what happened to the haters?
Message: No word on Rockola in Reno but they are playing the entire Sgt. Pepper's album on June 1 in Escondido with a 40 piece orchestra. www.rockola.com Enza, which five minutes? Do you have any photos? ;-)
Name: Tim Helble () on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 12:48:00
City and State: Columbia, MD
Message: I visited the campus in '96 and several of the teachers I had were still there. Mr. T said that the fence was built to keep the bad elements out. He said something about an african-american principal being fired by the school board and then the next day there was a near-riot when a bunch of Leuzinger students marched over to HHS to stir up trouble (sort of makes you wonder why it was outsiders and not the HHS students?) It had happened several years earlier. Anyway, I had fun seeing some of my old teachers - in addition to Mr. T, I remember seeing Mr. Macha (the favorite teacher of many cougars), Mrs. Atkins, and Mr. Caldwell. Mr. T walked with me across campus to show me where Mr. Macha's room was - it was in a temporary double trailer sandwiched between two of the buildings on the northeast side of the campus. The big issue being discussed in the Cougar that week was a new dress code regulation requiring pants to be no more than 2 sizes larger than the person's actual size.
I had Mr Caldwell for math his first year at HHS. I guess times AND students have changed.
Name: Max Roelen () on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 10:59:54
City and State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: Just checking in to say hello. All that talk of Mexican food has me hungry. If you like fish tacos, the best place this side of the border is Santana's in San Diego. Corner of Rosecrans and Cannon. Rubio's is another choice. Good stuff. Hey Dan Johnson, any word on Rockola and Hot August Nights in Reno?
Name: Wade Greasby () on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 10:13:38
City and State: Surf City, CA
Message: Enza, The Laker Girls are what everyone goes to the Staples Center to see for the first three quarters of a B-Ball game. The last five minutes of the game are the real game. Where does Shaq get off saying he's the sheriff, er police, and the Kings better watch out? Read in the Times today about Kobe's meeting with the young man from San Antonio. Great article. Refreshing to read about an athlete being human and not a primadonna. HHS has those kind of athletes, genuine. Mike Scott was that way with fans. Always gave them an autograph and spent time talking to them. Mark Lee was the same way. Ron Mix would spend time with fans and if you said you were from Hawthorne you'd be there for hours. What is the feeling of the alumni on the changes that have taken place at HHS? The big fence seems to have taken away the focus of education and the freedom to students it once had. HHS was admired and respected by other schools, because it didn't have a fence holding students in. Does the alumni continue to follow HHS and it progress? Feedback Topic for today. Have a great day.
I was told "the fence" is there to keep the bad element OFF campus, but it would sure keep Mike Shay and me from getting to Frostys during 3rd period auto shop, too.
Name: Tim Helble () on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 09:24:56
City and State: Columbia, MD
Message: The candlelight vigil at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was great Monday night. Tom Ridge was there and all the speakers were good, but the best part was probably at the beginning when a double rainbow formed to the east and everybody was turning around to take pictures of it. BTW - I agree with Wade's reminder - we also have a lot of cougars out there serving as firefighters. On another subject, it's great to hear cougs talk about So. Cal. beaches. I returned Sunday from a week in Florida and their's aren't near as good as So. Cal. beaches. Little shore-lapping waves - I've seen bigger on Lake Michigan. The diving was good, but even there I'll take underwater California over Florida any day (o.k., I'm biased). About the Lakers - I have a hard time getting excited about Kobe - he throws up a lot of bricks and you look at the stats after the game and he's shot 10 for 27. Not near as good as Jerry and Elgin used to do.
Name: Enza Nicocia () on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 22:24:04
Maiden: Ti amo Lakers!!
City and State: Lakerland, Ca
Message: Hey Wade, What about those stinking Laker Girls? Yeah, I looked like that when I was 20 years old too......(for about 5 minutes!) HA! :)
Name: Linda Reynolds () on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 18:10:55
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Hi '62 Cougars! Just a little update regarding our 40th Reunion coming up this July 27. To date, we have 76 classmates signed up to come. Please get your $40 check to me right away so we can get some activities going! Thanks.
Linda, I think you owe ME $17.50.
Come on 62ers, get your money to Linda.
Also Linda, please send me a list of the people who are not on the attendees list so I can add them. Thanks.....
Name: Enza () on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 17:58:33
Maiden: Thelakersaregoingtothreepeat :)
City and State: Lakerland, Ca
Message: Hey JB1, where is everyone?? I think they're all at the beach!! That's were I'm headed. Great weather for flying a kite. Later...:)
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 17:56:29
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Ok, I am out here. There has been a brush fire burning out in my neck of the woods. Nothing like having the stench of smoke in the air, makes your eyes and throat burn. I believe it is fully contained. Hope everyone had a nice mothers day. Maybe the reason nobody is writing, is because it has been so nice outside, everyone is at the beach, thats what us Hawthorners do, we beach.
Name: Dewey () on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 17:40:58
City and State: Home this week
Message: I too received the Klez Virus 2 times this week and Norton got it as it was coming in, both had CT members email address for the return...hmmm... ok will the Typhoid Mary please stand up!
2 times??!! I received it 2 times in the last 30 minutes, no kidding. So far I've received it 364 times, as my anti virus program keeps track of these things. I sure hope you all have your computer checked out. I read somewhere that on a random day, your hard drive will be completely erased by Klez. Please hurry for your own sake.
Name: Greg Jones () on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 17:35:01
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I'm out here and I don't have the virus! Hope others check in today.
Name: Wade Greasby () on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 17:07:54
Maiden: hold that thought
City and State: Surfcity, CA
Message: Hey Coug Moms, hope you all had a great Mothers Day. Now it's on to the Memorial Weekend and kicking off the summer vacations. Jim had some great pancakes at the scout-a-rama Saturday. Did they ever get the B-path fixed? Enza, how bout those Laker Girls? Tim, great piece on the memorial in Washington, they are also having a Firefighters Reunion in Las Vegas for those who went back to NYC and for those firefighters from NYC. Not sure of the date though. Dean, is "The Farm" in the playoffs? What has happened to all the feedback lately? Is there anybody out there? Or are we all Comfortably Numb? Another great day in SoCal.
Name: lisa () on Monday, May 13, 2002 at 21:16:08
City and State: ramona, ca
Message: HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO BART GRAVES AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LYLE DAVIDSON, LISA
Name: Tim Helble () on Monday, May 13, 2002 at 10:30:49
City and State: Columbia, MD
Message: A while ago when we were talking about HHS's greatest athletes, someone suggested that we mention those who have made real contributions to society. On this day of the candlelight ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial here in Washington D.C., let's say thanks to those HHS alums who have been putting their lives on the line for us every day as law enforcement officers. From various classes in the 70's and 80's, I can think of L_, John, Bill, John, Mar_ (you folks know who you are!) and I'm sure there's others. I'm hoping to go tonight to the ceremony with my buddy Sam Knight (who went to Hawthorne Lutheran and is out here on one of those multi-state memorial bike rides) and it's probably going to be a real tear jerker, since we lost so many officers at the WTC on 9/11.
Great Idea.... thanks Tim.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 20:14:04
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Hey, had I known that you were gonna be a batchelor this weekend, I would have dragged you out to Paladino's tonight for the Queen tribute band Sheer Heart Attack (Yes, Mr. Baker, we've heard how much you love Queen)
They are the Champions, all right.
Name: doris () on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 19:40:36
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: Well, Denny, I was dubbed "Princess" by the Jensen boys; now the "ICE Princess" by you???? Are you referring to our winter weather here in Idaho, thinking I possibly have more than my share of ice? Well have I got news for you guys! It warmed up today and I got quite a sunburn working in the yard! It was grand!!!! And there is NO breeze like an OCEAN BREEZE, have to agree with that! John, the check is in the mail. P.S. Denny ... if I send ice does that mean I get pancakes too!!!!?
Name: Enza Nicocia () on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 18:35:07
City and State: Lakerland, Ca
Message: John, what are you doing inside on this beautiful sunny spring day? This weather is so DELIGHTFUL! I will never live to far from an ocean breeze. :) Regarding the Foster Freeze burritos, didn't they come covered w/chili as well? I don't think anybody makes them like they do! I have just one thing to say about the Lakers- even w/Shaq on the disabled list, he can still hustle and execute his game. I take my hat off to ALL athletes that play w/injuries and just suck it up!! WOW!! I get a hang nail and have to say, "FORGETABOUTIT"!! :)
I'm in for awhile, then out again....
Name: Neil Larson () on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 18:33:18
City and State: Crestview Florida
Message: Had a Great Time with the Major Coug's at the MULTI/reunion 70-71-72-73 last August 01'. Good Laughs with Good Folks, For Those of You who took the Time to Be there I want To Thank All Of You Very Much . It is wonderful to have the cooperation of so many others who are dedicated to Presenting these Pages for All of US ! I Thank the Cougar/websters for their talent and Time.
Thanks Neil, and welcome.....
Name: Denny () on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:01:42
City and State: Same Old Del Aire
Message: With today's Chamber of Commerce weather I declare the 2002 Biking season on the Strand ~OPEN~... If anyone needs me during the next six months or so you can find me on the Strand-Cam or one of many cams along the 26 miles along the beach bike path. Attn. Doris Donaldson, please send ice. See you there
Sounds great.... With the "Ol' Concrete Buster" out of action for the last few weeks, I've been riding, but not on the Strand. I think we're going to start again on Monday, so see you there.
Name: Patt Deckard () on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 00:49:10
City and State: Kennewick, Wa
Message: I was in SUNNY CALIFORNIA the 1st of March, I had to indulge in deep fried burrito's while at FOSTERS! I have craved those deep fried burrito's since I left California in 1968. I loathe those icky floppy burritos you get around here, Only Jack In The Box makes fried tacos! Love that GREASE!!
Name: Dewey () on Friday, May 10, 2002 at 22:44:20
City and State: Was Iowa this week
Message: Whats this? 8:45 pm on a Friday night and CT is open!
Yep, I'm a bachelor this weekend as Janet went to the kids place for Mothers day.
Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Friday, May 10, 2002 at 20:00:26
City and State: Keno,Oregon
Message: Well, Myrna and Jim have left the building What a GREAT time we had. Thanks again to you JB, because if it weren't for Cougartown, I would have never known Gordon had a little sister. Now we have a couple more GOOD friends. (and John has to make more GRAPPA) HAPPY MOTHERS DAY all you Mothers out there.
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Friday, May 10, 2002 at 14:45:02
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Just wishing all Cougarettes a Happy Mothers Day this Sunday. Janet is right about you get a kid just like yourself, Mom's revenge. However there is no greater joy or heartbreak of being a Mom. My youngest boy, who will be six in August, still thinks I am the greatest, my oldest (9) knows better. Anyhow, whether your a Mom, or you have one, everyone have a great Mothers Day!
Name: Wade Greasby () on Friday, May 10, 2002 at 14:22:10
City and State: HB, CA
Message: Thanks for the vote of confidence Cindy, but it was an e-mail from an old friend, (still is), that cleared the mind and helped me see what was happening. I crossed a line. We'll leave it at that. Carol, I'm not retiring yet, the package that the company is offering is not quite there to meet my family's needs. I do remember a Rick Felix. Did he use to work out of the 96th Street Garage or Douglas Street up in LA? If so, that's him. Have a great weekend Cougs and keep your moms and wives happy.
Name: Ed Sharp () on Friday, May 10, 2002 at 12:54:51
City and State: Anaheim Hills
Message: Hello Dave and Kim, Pat and I were at the River Run also. We ride out every year and always have a lot of fun. This year seemed like any other. As usual we worked on the bike for several weeks getting ready. New tires, new chrome, and we spent 3 hours Tuesday night putting the final touch ups and cleaning to my bike, a 2000 Softail. Pat has a 97 Custom Sportster. We took off together on my Bike around 9:00am Wed. morning. The T-bag loaded with 2 T-shirts and an extra pair of levis for me and about 100lbs of Pat's stuff. Well all our cleaning was in vain. It started raining just as we took off. We were wet within the first 2 miles. Then I noticed red flashing lights in my left mirror. We had gone about 3 miles. We were stopped in Corona and ticketed by a CHP on a Bike for loud pipes. We took it with a grain of salt and continued on to meet our friends. The rest of the trip out was good. The rain had stopped by the time we reached the Cajon Pass. We didn't hear about the shooting until Sat. morning. It's really a shame that people with no consideration of others safety can make all bikers look bad. We made our usual ride to Oatman on Sat. afternoon, and the police were everywhere. We didn't think much more of the shooting, we were partied out and went to bed early. Traffic did suck on the way home Sunday, it didn't help that the big race event was scheduled again in Vegas for the same weekend, just like it was last year. We live in Anaheim Hills. If either of you or any other Coug's want to ride let us know. We really enjoy riding. We like the charity runs very much also. Four corners is next on our agenda.
Ed & Pat
Name: Carol Shaner () on Friday, May 10, 2002 at 10:53:49
City and State: San Bernardino, CA
Message: Hi Wade...I saw you're retiring from Pac Bell after 25 years...My boyfriend is retiring from Pac Bell next month, maybe you know him? Richard Felix? If you do, then I might have a better chance of getting him to go to the upcoming memorial day event..
Name: Janet Burkett () on Friday, May 10, 2002 at 00:02:41
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Happy Mother's Day all you Moms out there. And remember what your own Mom always told ya... "Just wait, someday you're gonna have a kid just like you!"