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Name: Jill McFarlane () on Friday, September 13, 2002 at 14:37:23
City and State: Mission Viejo
Class: 1977
Message: Hoping to see some classmates from the 70's attend Cruise night tomorrow. In the meantime, JB, did you know that the Der Weinerschnitzel in Mission Viejo has a hot rod night on Thursdays? Maybe in the future some HHS'ers who live in the Orange Co. area could get together and hang out. Just a thought.
Hi Jill, No, I didn't know about the Hot Rod night in Mission Viejo. Though I'm usually not out there on Thursdays.
To all HHSers: Please don't wait for Cougartown to have a function. Good idea, Jill, if you want to have an HHS get-together in Orange Co, I say go for it. Any excuse to get the Cougs together.

Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 18:10:24
City and State: MV
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: No, but I do remember my sister-in-law's ob/gyn named Dr Wiener! Needless to say, she was teased quite a bit about that. I think his office was on Hawthorne Blvd, but not sure. JB2

Name: Robin () on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 17:56:17
City and State: RB,CA
Maiden: Sloeywinsallthecontests?
Class: 60
Message: John, I've talked to everyone in this pic and they want the last quarter of that fatefull 59'CIF championship game back. The Coach said lets do it, Ragatz , Reale, Royal and Russ are ready, Hunter is hungry. The Duck is still fast, Big Al still has soft hands, and except for Sloan wanting a different defensive assignment , Belcher, Neimish, Porter, Eakin, Cross, and Wood say lets do it...But when I talked to the L.B.Poly alumni association the rematch doesn't look promising...Of their 22 starters, 8 are doing 20 to life, 6 havent been seen in years (except on John Walsh's show), 3 have passed on of natural causes and the other five say playing football after 65 is a joke...It could have been big....Later Cougs..:o)
Great picture of the early jocks of HHS, taken at Rich Sloan's "HHS class of 60 is turning 60" party. Can anyone pick out the Ol Coach?

Name: Jessie Koehn () on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 17:14:44
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: '74 but a differnet school
Message: Oh my go Gosh Randy!! I remember your family oh so well. We lived at the end of Sundale where there was a huge Christmas tree on our yard. I am so sorry to hear about your dad and I will pass the message on to my mom, sister and brothers. We always knew your dad and the T.V. repair man. My brothers, Lupe and Santos used to have great stories about him. My deapest sympathy.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 16:54:34
City and State: San Pedro
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
Message: Hello to all, I'm getting deluged with email from well meaning folks who are warning me about the WTC SURVIVOR virus. It's always a good idea to check these things out before blindly forwarding such email. To validate if a virus threat is real or a hoax, go to and select Search Virus Encyclopedia, then input the name of the virus you are checking on. You will find out rather quickly if it's a real threat or someone's idea of a joke. WTC SURVIVOR is a Hoax. According to the Symantec site: Type: Hoax
The following email hoax began circulating in October 2001:
I just received a couple of emails regarding a "new" virus with the following message in the body of the email:
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 08:50:15 -0500 Subject: Fwd: FW: Warning- New Virus: "WTC Survivor"
Dear All,
BIGGGG TROUBLE !!!! DO NOT OPEN "WTC Survivor" It is a virus that will erase your whole "C" drive. It will come to you in the form of an E-Mail from a familiar person. I repeat a friend sent it to me, but called and warned me before I opened it. He was not so lucky and now he can't even start his computer! Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather receive this 25 times than not at all.
If you receive an email called "WTC Survivor" do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from your computer.

Hope this helps cut down on some of the clutter in your boxes.
Your friendly Cougartown Geek

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 12:34:05
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
Message: I believe there also was a restaurant and around the corner was there (I think) the Womens Club or was that at another corner near there? Patty, you mentioned Dr. White, that was Melvin White D.C. He is still around, he lives and has an office in Big Bear, but also comes down on Thursdays, uses the office of the Doctor I work for in Torrance. Always a COUG...See you Saturday......
Another Doctor that still has his office in Hawthorne is Dr. Mia, who delivered my daughter some 39 years ago.
Does anyone remember Drs. Fate, Hixson, or Speier? I don't know why, but I remember them all.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 10:21:56
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Maiden: There's food at Fosters!
Class: 1967
Message: Hi Everyone, You know that cruise night is at 6 PM this Saturday. Did you know that besides all of the friends, cars and memories; Leo Kim also runs a business? Yes, Fosters is a business and as such may I suggest you bring an appetite? To most of us 6 PM is our dinnertime how about purchasing a hamburger, salad or even an ice cream cone or soft drink? If each of us do our part, Fosters can be there for many more cruise nights.
Great idea Chris, Let's not just take up space like we did in the early 60's let's eat there too.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 02:44:02
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Class: 76
Message: Just a note I thought was interesting. I know every state did something to remember 9-11. here in Hawaii our Governor put togetehr a big shin-dig and had a great idea of inviting the head of the Muslim community here in Hawaii to be the keynote speaker. We had a few of the families of people that died supposed to attend but didn't because of this. I think they are right. Of all the people he could have invited. Oh well this is paradise. ALoha
Well ...... NAH, I better not go there.

Name: Randy Hood () on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 23:33:12
City and State: usetobehaytown,ca
Class: 71
Message: Never write but intermittently read pieces of history from this billboard of life. It really shows what a special city this was growing up in the 1950's through the present time. Growing up on Sundale Ave. across from the High School, the Blackburns, the Arias's, neighbors of the Campbells, Keanes, Haskells, Cusacs, and many, many, more friends I came to know through Eucalyptus, Haw Intermediate, and HHS really shows what America is and what it can be; through Faith, Family, and Friendship.
To all family and friends, my Dad Hal passed away on Tuesday the 3rd of Sept. and will be greatly missed.

Hi Randy, Glad you wrote. Always hard to lose a parent, I know, but you have lots of friends here. Hawthorne was and is a great place for all of us. I know you realize that now, more than ever. Very sorry for your loss.

Name: Jody Weller () on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 22:11:06
City and State: Long Beach CA
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
Message: I know Cruise Nite is Sept 14th but I have not been able to find the time???? This will be my first, so I don't want to be late. Would hate to miss any of the fun I always here about afterwards.
Hi Jody, It starts at 6pm. Go to the Cruise Night Banner toward the top of this page. We'll see you there.

Name: Patti Smith () on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 18:03:55
City and State: Cypress, CA
Class: 68
Message: There was also a chiropractor in the Circle Plaza...Dr. White. My mother sent me there the beginning of my junior year for a knee injury...and no, he didn't help me one bit.

Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 16:12:38
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
Message: A very strange day here at work, as it is I'm sure for all of you. Make sure you tell loved ones how much you love them. I haven't checked in for awhile. I'm gonna do my darndest to get to Cruise Night this Saturday. Enza - RU going? God bless ya all ...
Hi Debra, See you there....

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 14:22:29
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: John, Did you inform Sloey that the only way he can get his T-shirt is to show up for cruise night? So often he thinks that people owe him and they should spend the money to mail stuff to him. If he asks you to mail the shirt to him may I suggest sending him an email picture of one of the shirts
Good idea, as long as he doesn't email it back saying it's the wrong size.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 12:53:46
City and State: Proud to be an American
Class: 1977
Message: Congratualations Sloey on the caption. What did you promise Linda and Janet to name you the winner, pancakes? Sounds like Cruise night will be alot of fun. I may be able to make it after all.
No, Sloey doesn't ride anymore. He says he'll ride but he never shows up. Then the next time he says he'll ride but he doesn't show up again. This is the 6th time this has happened. I talked to him yesterday after he won the Tshirt (he was so excited, BTW) he said he WOULD DEFINITELY SHOW THIS MORNING. I explained to him that we'd waited before and didn't want to wait if he wasn't going to be there. He said to wait for him as he WOULD DEFINITELY BE THERE, we waited for 20 minutes.......he never showed. I can see now why he chose the ol' Barrister game. He fits right in.

Name: Kim Begley () on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 10:32:33
City and State: Scotts Valley, CA
Maiden: Stembler
Class: 73
Message: Hey Wade...A friend of mine (season ticket holder) invited my son and I to PacBell Park on the night Barry Bonds hit his 600 home run. This was my first time to this amazing facility and what a celebration. I lost my voice from screaming along with everyone else. They surprised everyone with a fireworks show and the man who caught the ball ran by me with a bloodied face with news cameras and security following close behind. My friend and I were also interviewed by the local news channel which added to the excitement of this special evening. PacBell Park also has the best garlic fries you've ever tasted! A night my son and I will never forget!

Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 08:51:10
City and State: Orange, Ca
Class: 66
Message: Thanks John....I hope no one mistook that I was implying the virus came from the CT help desk, only that it was Disguising itself as coming from there. Well a Few more days till Cruise Night. I'm looking forward to seeing some of you all again...And I will definately be bringing the music and my Player this time... If you have any favs you want to hear write em down I most likely will have it for us to listen to. Feelin like "Casey Kasem" or "Wolfman Jack"..Ok maybe a little like "Wink Martindale". (don't I wish).
See you Saturday.....

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 23:59:57
City and State: Too Hot~SoCal
Maiden: 9/11...We Will Never Forget!
Class: 72
Message: Hey Laura Porter~Yes, there WAS a Dentist's office in that Circle Park (memory is coming back now!) I also had that mean Dentist. There were a couple of DDS in that office. The ones that come to mind, are Dr. Kodash (SP) and Dr. Green. I think Kodash was a childs DDS, (but had a terrible bedside manner.) My sister Lena c/o '65 worked for Dr. Green in the late 60's, and then for DR. Johnson (btw, where Wade Greasby's Mom worked.) They were both kind and friendly folks. Haven't had a good DDS like him or Mrs. G. since! Wade, tell your Mom Hi for me, next time you see her, OK?.. And, glad you enjoyed that blast from the past. I found that great PIC in our '68 HIS yearbook. What ever happened to Gary Poltash and the rest of Poltash clan??

Name: Walter Holt () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 22:02:26
City and State: Orange, Ca
Class: 66
Message: Fellow Cougs...Not trying to be a smart alec or anything ... I hate to keep this up with the W32.Klez.H virus and all, but I just got it sent to me disguised from the CT helpdesk. I have never contacted Ct helpdesk ... so be careful it is being sent in a readme.exe file from there.
Once again, The Klez virus NEVER comes from where it says it does. If you look at the full header on the email, look at the Return Path. That is where it comes from. The person that has the virus has the CT Helpdesk email address in their address book.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 21:59:20
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
Message: Enza, I remember a bakery on Plaza Square on the North side of the street. I took my mother in there and while we were waiting a BIG waterbug ran across some baked goods in the showcase. The lady took the tray out of the case. We laughed and bet she put it back as soon as we were gone. It sort of killed my appetite.

Name: Myrna () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 21:06:54
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
Message: I have further information regarding the memorial service for Shelly (Gustason)Malcolm, HHS '74. The service will be at Calvary Presbyterian Church (approx. 126th & Hawthorne Blvd) this Saturday, the 14th at 3pm. If anyone is interested in making a donation in Shelly's name, her family is requesting they be made to:
Camp Conrad Chinook
6300 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 100
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Name: Art La Mere () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 20:19:20
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Class: 73
Message: John could you please give me the name of the person that has the cougar balls for sale. I would like to get some.
Thanks Art

Yes, It's Cheryl Nicocia and her email address is Good Luck

Name: Hal Oostdam () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 18:45:34
City and State: Cazadero CA
Message: Dear Sir: I really enjoyed your web site. I'm going to put it on my favorites. I attended Geo. Washington H.S.and graduated in S'63. I don't know anyone who attended Hawthorne High, but had many of the same experences cruising Hawthorne Blvd. A&W,Wich Stand et al. I belonged to a car club called "CHEVIES INC" does anyone know what happened to them?? Also being from Hawthorne do you have any early Beach Boys photos, remembrances, etc. I once met Carl Wilson in the parking area in the middle of Hawthorne Blvd. in front of A&W.
Anyway I really enjoy your web site and will be back frequently.
Thanks, keep up the good work.
Hal Oostdam

Hi Hal, I too belonged to CHEVIES INC. I think about 1966. I don't know when they gave it up. If we have Beach Boys pics, they've already been placed on the website. Thanks for the shout and come on back any old time.

Name: Laura Porter () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 17:38:42
City and State: Hemet, CA
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 79
Message: Enza...I remember Continental Tux being close by...but not "on" the circle...I went to a really mean dentist who's office was on that circle but for the life of me can't remember his name..must be an emotional block!

Name: Wade Greasby () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 16:20:32
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Maiden: seventhgradebad@$$
Class: 73
Message: Enza,Enza,Enza, where did you find the ref's picture? That was when Gary Poltash(on the left) and I were ref's for the eighth grade all star football game at Haw. Inter. 1968. Gary and I were the only two seventh graders that could be trusted to officiate. The other guy is Steve Carlough, an eighth grader, who went on to Leuzinger. Enza did you see Barry Bonds dinger last night. A blast off the bat. I work for Pac Bell and have been to Pac Bell Stadium once. It is a beautiful park. I keep lobbying the upper management for tickets to visit the no-cal stadium again, but to no avail. Sloey, I remember a NU / CU game in 1980, in Boulder. Rick Berns was one of the I-Backs along with, can't think of the guy, CU led 21-7 at half. The second half kick-off went to NU and they scored the next 35 points. These two backs both had over 100 yards in the second half. Final score, NU 49 CU 21. Temp was 48 at kick-off, 18 and 2 feet of snow at the final gun. NU never passed the ball in the second half and the holes were John Deere big. By the way how is that new JD bike of yours?

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 14:47:36
City and State: Hot and Sunny SoCal
Maiden: theseboyswereborntobefootballplayers...
Class: 72
Message: JB~ I kinda got side tracked with my feedback, but I had put the question for the picture in my "Maiden Name" spot. See, I said, "Who could these HIS boys be"? Ok, here's a hint. They went on to be great Jocks at HHS. One of them on the far right, I think is Wade Greasby ~ Wade is that you?? Can anyone else identify the other two boys that went on to be great HHS Athletic's as well? I think Football was what they excelled in. :-)
OH!!! I never look up there unless I want to know what your Maiden Name was.

Name: Enza Nicoia () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 13:22:56
City and State: SoCal
Maiden: who could these HIS boys be???
Class: 72
Message: Wade,Wade,Wade~ I can't believe you didn't have anyone to go to the Dodger game with~your such a popular guy. It must of been a last minute thing~too bad! Yes, it was hard looking at all those replay's of poor Ishii getting banged on the head. It's getting to be a little bit more intense now that we are down to the wire. I sure hope the Dodgers stay healthy, and that we make it to the playoffs! Regarding last nights game with the Giants~does anybody else think that the Giants Shinju (sp) looks like a chick? Wade, I planned on going to Dori's restaurant this past August, but our plans fell through. Dori, I promise to come out to your restaurnat "Gaetano's" real soon. I want to dine Alfresco, with a nice glass of Chianti and some great Italian Pasta! Nothing like a warm night under the stars with great wine, great food and someone special to share it with. :-) OK, here comes some Hawthorne memories. Who remembers what stores surrounded the Hawthorne Circle Park? The only thing I remember is Danny's Barber Shop. When we walked home from school, he always had candy for us kids. What else was there?? And, wasn't there a Bakery somewhere by Cedar and 122nd St? I recall walking home from Washington School and getting baked goods. Anybody else remember these places??
What's the picture for?

Name: Raymond Smith () on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 04:24:35
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Class: 1981
Message: You know, I was wondering what is the possibility of having a webpage for all pictures of students of HHS so we can look up "Who's Who" since some of us lost our yearbooks. Has this been mention? Anita Bonita...HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!
It would be nice; the problem is space. We're allowed 300 megs on the server and these full page pictures would take up approximately 1 meg per page. You can see how they would substantially eat into the 300 meg limit. There are other considerations too, like downloading, slow computers, etc.
Hey Ray, you shoulda' taken better care of your El Molinos.

Name: doris () on Monday, September 9, 2002 at 20:54:45
City and State: twin falls, id
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: Sounds like you guys had a great party this last weekend. Hope it doesn't stop anyone from attending the upcoming Cruise Night Saturday, September 14 ... yes, this coming Saturday! AW COME ON GUYS! I'm comin' all the way from Russ and Judi's IDY-HO to meet everyone. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE. COME ON FELLOW COUGARS ... SEE YOU THERE!! And my dear COACH CHAUNCEY ... sure hope you and the Mrs. can make it because I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU!!! Let's make it the biggest CRUISE NIGHT ever! Leavin' tomorrow on a fast train for good old Hawthorne! doris
Doris, YES, this one's going to be the BEST Cruise Night EVER. Cougs, if you're going to miss a Cruise Night, don't make it this one. See you all Saturday night ......

Name: JERRY PAT SIMPSON () on Monday, September 9, 2002 at 19:43:32
City and State: SAUGUS CA.
Class: 62
Message: Hi John. So Kermit's up for sale, must have been a hard decision. Sure has a nice paint job looks very professional. You might want to tell Don Schilage where it was done. After seeing his 66 Mustang up close last weekend, well it look good but I'm totally amazed at what he was able to do with a paint roller and a old can of porch paint. Also Don, have you found all the pieces of your Government book yet? What was it you told Mister Repashy? That Sandy (Tully) had borrowed it? Sure she did. Don you fell off the scooter after I told you not to hang on to me, only Geri could do that. Right Geri! More about my best friend later. I will see all of you great cougar's on the 14th. You too Dan...
No, actually I need the room. I put 57 miles on the 51 pickup last year and I really don't use it enough to warrant the insurance, although I do love the truck. I have 2 more cars that will be going too. I'll let the Cougs know FIRST, before I advertise them.
Thanks Jerry, funny stuff, and see you on Saturday......

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