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Name: Tim Helble () on Friday, June 28, 2002 at 11:08:55
City and State: Columbia, MD
Class: 73
Message: Re the Daily Breeze article, it can be read at: I don't think I like the plan - the enlarged cafeteria would block off the admin building from the rest of the campus. Plus, I always thought the Senior Square area was the most beautiful part of the HHS campus. I know there's more students now with HHS taking on the students from the areas formerly served by Lennox and Lawndale, but it seems like they could have come up with a better design. Sometimes I think it's a good idea to "punish" people who come up with faulty plans by forcing a redesign, even though it might increase costs a bit.

Name: Larry Reese () on Friday, June 28, 2002 at 00:40:38
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Maiden: Reese
Class: 63
Message: I checked the e-mail before writing this but as of 7pm this evening there was nothing in the feedback about the article is this morning's Daily Breeze about the new cafeteria and the fact that it would be so large that they would have to remove Senior Square! Now I don't know about the rest of you but I waited three, LONG, years to finally be allowed to officially walk on those few square feet of concrete and sit on those wooden benches. I will admit that I didn't spend a lot of time there when I could and now we can't even get on campus easily to re-visit it, but it is one of the few traditions that seem to have lasted from the beginning of the school. And if they have to take out Senior Square, how close is the new cafeteria going to be to Nyman Hall and all those new seats that we all helped pay for?
This is something that I don't think should happen, what about the rest of you?

Name: Blake Withell () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 23:21:17
City and State: Oakville Ontario
Class: 67
Message: Ingrid Larson Would have been nice to have seen you, while you were in Hamilton, Ontario. We will try to visit 33 Hess St. It is only 25 minutes away. Cougars are everywhere.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 22:49:12
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Class: 76
Message: Are they going to start not having you swear to tell the truth the whole so help you god (with your hand on the bible no less) in the court room where this stupid thing got passed. What a waste of time effort and lots of money.
I agree, Keith.....

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 19:04:21
City and State: SoCal
Class: 72
Message: Wade, Wade, Wade. Your Welcomed! Great candid shot of you. BTW...what were you so deep in thought about? I know, you were thinking about those wonderful Lakers and their Girls~right? :-)
On a much more serious note~I have a good friend of the family who's 10 year old daughter,Lizzeth Ramos is in PICU at UCLA, awaiting a Heart Transplant (she's been there for 6 wks.) I need to know if anyone out there has any connections to the TV Media, where I can get this story out, and also remind everyone how important it is to sign their donor cards. We never know when we or a loved one may need an organ transplant. It's SO important to sign your cards Coug's.
What I would love to do for this sweet spirited little girl is ultimately find her a Heart. If Hearts were like Kidneys she could have one of mine!!
We all know the power of prayer~Lizzeth Ramos DESPERATELY needs it now!!

Name: Wade Greasby () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 17:15:18
City and State: Surf City
Maiden: I'mallreadyinadaydream
Class: 73
Message: Enza,Enza,Enza,I thank you for the picture and your scanner. That years '72 El Molino was destroyed in a fire. I was fortunate enough to get a replacement one a few years ago. Now if I could only get some of that famous pasta of yours and some Sloey pancakes! My bike is ready to take on the Hermosa Road Kill Course. Is the Strand still packed on the 4th of July? What will all the Cougs be doing this 4th? Hope to see some of you down here in Surf City. There's a great parade and fire work show at Surf City High. Plenty of room for all. "Oh beautiful for....... God shed his grace on thee" Happy 4th to all.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 16:04:59
City and State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Class: 77
Message: I thought it would be interesting to post the text of the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Trivia question: How did the United States acquire California, Texas and the majority of the Southwest?

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 15:58:26
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: I will weigh in with my 2 cents on this Pledge of Allegiance and then return you all to your normally scheduled program. Rather than banning Under God from the pledge, why cant the government use a bit of common sense and allow schools to do this. Students and their parents who have no objections to saying the Pledge with Under God can do so, while the children and parents who oppose, can say the Pledge without it? It just does not make sense that the rights of the few, outweigh the rights of the majority, when did that happen? The editorial that was posted earlier on feedback was right on! I suppose that in the future money will say "In Howdy doody we trust" or "We trust no one" I think you all get my point. Now back to the All Hawthorne, all the time network. You're a good sport John B. .
I heard the Senate just voted 99-0 to reinstate the "under God" verbage.

Name: doris () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 12:44:29
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: IT IS SO GOOD!!! to see so many 50's people posting in FEEDBACK all of a sudden! Hope you are all planning on making CRUISE NIGHT at Foster's Freeze in Hawthorne on Friday night, September 14, 2002. Geez John ... do I have that date right? Anyway, it would really be great if we could have some of us older representatives from HHS! BE THERE OR BE SQUARE! COUGARS RULE!

Name: Betty () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 12:41:11
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Wright
Class: 74
Message: This is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a local newspaper.
"IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT!!" I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture, here in the USA.
Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America. Our population is almost entirely comprised of descendants of immigrants. However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand.
This idea of America, being a multi -cultural community, has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.
We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language! ENGLISH.
"In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, of Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is and always will be part of our culture.
If the Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. Remember, "Delta is ready when you are and they can have you there by nightfall".
This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle. Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion and we will allow you every opportunity to do so. But, once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our national motto, or our way of life,
I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other great American freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.

Thanks Betty, This may have been published in a local paper but in actuality has been all over the web for months now. I don't usually put up forward type email (that's something you cut and paste and send to your whole address book) but this one's pretty good. Thanks again....

Name: Louise () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 11:46:41
City and State: lancaster, ca
Maiden: St.George
Class: 77
Message: Tressa, Bobby Bausman passed away from cancer in 1986. I married his nephew Allen who talked very highly of him. Have a great day all! τΏτ

Name: Nelson, Joanie () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 10:26:03
City and State: Templeton, Calif
Maiden: Bradford, Joan
Class: 1959
Message: Hi everyone. Both Scott and I are alive, well, and semi-retired in beautiful downtown Templeon, Calif. Would like to hear from anyone out there who graduated in 1959, in particular Barbara Kling (Hall) and would like to hear about any reunions or meeting notices whatsoever. Now that we have found the web-site, we will be checking.
Hi Joanie, You missed a terrific 59-60-61 reunion about a year ago here in Cerritos. If you'd like to see what reunions are about to happen or have already happened, please check the Reunions page, and thanks for letting all know you're out there.

Name: Tressa () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 09:59:27
City and State: Tustin, CA
Maiden: Gerkin
Class: 61
Message: Sherry....thanks for the news about Bobby...I was so sorry to hear. I guess I just lost contact with everyone from HHS until I found this site! Can you tell me anything about the rest of that crowd that hung around together? I understand that Gary Persinger passed also?

Name: Scott Nelson () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 09:43:25
City and State: Templeton, Calif
Class: 1958
Message: Hey everybody. I didn't know about this web-site until I just received a message from Barney McArdle trying to locate my sister, Meredith Nelson, who used to babysit Barney & Judy's daughter. Well I've registered and my wife (Joan Bradford, class of 1959) would like to hear from any 1958/59 (or so) cougars out there we used to hang with or know. I do remember with great memories, cruising Hawthorne Blvd. from Redondo Beach Blvd to the city of Inglewood when gas was $0.19/gallon and refueling at Russ's for those great burgers. My first job was at Arico's Market in Lawndale, bagging and stocking shelves. All my brothers (Pete, Jeff, & Kurt) and sister (Meredith) are doing great, so let's hear from you.
Hi Scott, Glad you found our little corner of the web. No excuse not to reconnect with your old friends now.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 00:53:44
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: Wasn't the Castle dentist Matt Kurzrock?
First job, ironing Chet Buguy's shirts for ten cents each. Then, Sir George's Smorgasbord for about 2 months. Hated it! Then did bookkeeping for Michelle Buguy's family business in Culver City. My fateful introduction to Johnnie's Famous Pastrami, still an all time favorite.

Name: Sue King () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 23:11:09
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: How sad, the court's decision about the pledge of allegiance. Hearing that today reminded me of an email I received recently. And I will ALWAYS and loudly recite "UNDER GOD" when I proudly say the pledge.....
Graduation They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-three students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt. Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and moms freely brushed away tears. This class would not pray during the commencements ----- not by choice but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.
The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.
The speeches were nice, but they were routine....... until the final speech received a standing ovation.
A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then he delivered his astounding sneeze.
The rest of the students rose immediately to their feet, and in unison they said, "GOD BLESS YOU."
The audience exploded into applause. The graduating class found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future ... with or without the court's approval.

Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 23:01:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: Here's something that was brought to my attention by Denny Unfried HHS55.
You can search any site, but say you want to find Janet Burkett on the cougartown site. Go go and enter " Janet Burkett" without the quotation marks
It will list every place that Janet Burkett is listed on this website and it works much faster than our keyword search too. Type in your own name and see for yourself. Thanks Denny for the info

Name: Sherry () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 22:39:03
City and State: Haw. Ca.,
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
Message: Bobby Bausman sadly passed away several years ago.

Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 22:21:21
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
Message: Anita Aceves: Michelle's been having trouble with her email so maybe that's the problem. Keep trying and I'm sure it'll be back up soon. I'll mention it to her next time I talk to her. Nothing major has happened unless she's skipped town and forgot to tell her own sister! Geez, maybe I should call tonight...

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 22:09:19
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Class: 76
Message: That Pledge of Allegiance thing is stupid. Why don't they take off the In God We Trust from the money then. Aloha everyone.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 19:28:40
City and State: Lake Elsinore
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
Message: Wow, enjoyed the post from Schroeder - finally, some names I recognize! Cusac, did you go to this bash? And are girls invited? Karen, wouldn't you just love to go?
Sounds like fun. Betty

Name: Greg Jones () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 17:05:19
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Class: 1973
Message: How unbelieveable! Now the courts (at least the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals) has decided that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional! What a bunch of crap! One moron in Sacramento filed the suit because he is an atheist. The Pledge is as much a tradition at school as the 3 R's (at least during my school years). Interesting fact: President Eisenhower added the "under God" line in 1954 and it was passed thru legislation. Didn't know that.
Yes, I knew that and remember when it was changed in my 4th grade class. It messed us all up for a few days too. I agree that it's a LOAD and wish they could maybe find for the PEOPLE instead of for one fanatic. "In God We Trust" is all over our currency, but I bet this atheist isn't turning down the tens and twentys.

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 17:00:35
City and State: Hillsfullo'burritos, OR
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
Message: Hello fellow Cougs. It's been awhile since I've been here. Lots going on, don't have the time I used to have on the internet anymore. Anyhow, I did a keyword search and it is currently not functional ( FYI-John) so....does anyone know what is going on with Michelle ( Whittaker ) Drapeau? We were in good e-mail contact up until about a week or so ago, and now, everything I send her comes back to me saying that they cannot find a mailbox of that name. I checked the alumni list and it's still her one she had that I used to contact her on. If anyone in here knows what's going on, could you PLEASE e-mail me and let me know she's alright or have her e-mail me? I'm a bit worried about her. Thank you so much. It's greatly appreciated!
Hi Anita, Yes, the Keyword Search will function, but not with 2 words. If you type in just "Drapeau" without the quotation marks it comes back with lots of pages, but two words with a space in between (Michelle Drapeau) will end in an error.

Name: RICHARD Hanson () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 15:22:03
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca
Class: 56
Message: I had the usual paper route, washing dishes, box boy, etc during school. After school I got in at North American Aviation, and after 46 years, I am still working there (Its now part of the Boeing Co.). Might think about retirement in another 5-10 years !!!! See you all 9/14 at Foster freeze...
That's amazing, working for the same place for almost a half century. What DOES a 50 year pin look like anyway.

Name: Louise () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 12:52:07
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Maiden: St.George
Class: 77
Message: First Jobs huh? Foster Freeze on Hawthorne Blvd. & 120th! Got into alot of trouble for giving away free ice cream. They had such an outdated cash register it was just too hard to work. So I figured, just give the stuff away. Then they wanted me to work on a Friday night (football game night at HHS) what were they thinking. I came into work asked for the night off and they refused, so I quit right then and there. What, miss a Friday night football game, I think not!! Off the subject, do any of you remember "The Castle" it was dentist office for kids. I think it was Dr. Gray and for a kids dentist he was so mean, but hey they had a treasure chest that you could dig thru after you were done so I figured what the heck.....
Hi Louise, The Castle was moved (from Acacia and 121st??) to Cordary between 139th and Rosecrans, on the east side of Jim Thorpe Park. I think it's still there.

Name: Tim Helble () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 12:50:39
City and State: Columbia, MD
Class: 73
Message: ...That's right John - '64 was an off-year for the Dodgers. Say - anyone from the early 60's remember a guy named Dave Shoren, or Schwarn, or something like that? He lived across from Rick Trulinger and was one of the "big kids" on my street. I remember how he took care of my brother and I a few times when Jaye Lynn was busy. He was pretty cool to us squirts, but if we walked by his place when his friends were there, all the sudden it was "beat it kid!" Oh well, I can understand the need to keep up appearances. Dave also sold us some of his "old" baseball cards - i.e., from the late 50's and early '60's. Those plus the ones I bought in the '60s are worth a mint now -- but alas my mom gave away my "shoebox" to a kid while I was in college.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 10:32:14
City and State: Los Angeles
Class: 71
Message: My very first moneymaking job was spreading Love and Happiness during 6th grade Christmas Vacation. My grandparents had oak and walnut trees that were infested with mistletoe. I cut it, bagged it and sold it for 50 cents per bag. I then went to work for Anna Marie?s Gift and Hobby on Inglewood Avenue. Anna Marie was this crusty old gal who lived over the store. I asked her why she had picked me to work for her and she said ?you were the only kid that hasn?t stole anything from me?. She had an eagle eye and had versed me on whom to keep my eye on. She was really a sweet old gal. Many an hour was spent playing cards with her. Once I could drive I went to work for my father. From there I went to the movie studios. De Mille never asked me for a close-up! I was drafted by Hughes Aircraft in the late 70?s and found out what corporate America was all about. Once I found out about corporate America I opted out and when back into the private sector. And here I am!

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