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Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 12:16:09
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: You know, Will from England is right. This is the only site that I have seen that is so complete, you can find anybody on this site. I have been to several other school sites and they don't even list graduates nor do they have a place for them to sign up. Great job John, you are the best.
Thank you Cindy.... Glad you're all here to enjoy. Sometimes I think people are only interested in the Feedback but there's lots more to Cougartown than just this page.

Name: Will Shipway () on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 11:51:42
City and State: Bristol. England
Message: Thought I would take a look at Hawthorne High as I am a Beach Boys fan.
Unbelievable site!!
In UK we have a school reunion site but nothing as good as this! We have a lot to learn.
Will Shipway.

Hi Will, and thanks for the nice compliment. Join in anytime.....

Name: Petey aka Gomez () on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 10:28:46
City and State: Beaver
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
Message: Teri... Does Steve Baron have an e-mail? If not tell him hi from Petey. Thanks

Name: Jim Raines () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 22:32:27
City and State: Salt Lake City, Ut
Class: 1962
Message: Well Cougs, I guess the time has come to clarify a slight misconception on the "100 Big ones". Alan Hauge said that he found the photo of five of us going to the A&W to buy as many 5 cent rootbeers as we could drink. I remember drinking nine of them and the others saying they drank ten or eleven. We drank maybe 56 or 57 big ones, still more than any human should attempt. The owner came out and asked us to come back tomorrow and said "I'll buy all the rootbeers you can drink." It was interesting watching the two car hops carrying two trays with full ones then taking back two trays of empties. We had to get rid of all that brew so we went to an overpass (the bridge) crossing La Cieniga Blvd., in the Baldwin Hills area where the oil wells are. Everyone chose a lane, then someone shouted "here comes a convertable!?. Another yelled "here comes a bike in my lane". We were moving from lane to lane (musical lanes?) The next night we were back to the "A" and sure enough the owner came out and took the photo which was published in the Hawthorne paper. Alan said the photo was eventually published in LIFE Magazine. Oh, yes, we headed right back to the "bridge of relief." Kids can be very creative with no supervision. I'm pretty sure this was back in '62. Jim Raines (Lanny)
OK Jim, No need to embellish. Here's the picture.

Name: sloman3 () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 20:06:34
City and State: hawthorne
Class: yes
Message: I did not tell the Dr's that you were faking it . I said you could not ride a bike and you were a sissy. WELCOME back Jim keep it going. Brudder Bill

Name: Teri () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 19:33:10
City and State: Paradise, Ca
Maiden: Klein
Class: 73
Message: Enza, you asked how long my dad played Santa.... How long has there been a Santa??

Name: ROJO () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 19:27:16
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
City and State: YOU KNOW
Maiden: NAY
Class: 6OH
Message: Janet you are right in context about that B Hills game. The only thing you had wrong was that I missed that game with an injury, the only win we had all year I might add. I was wrong in the fact that I was thinking of the "class of 58", when they whupped em 60-6. And yea Paco, Gary Kimbrell (hb)and Don Allen (Tack) switched places so Don could score a touchdown. The only one of his career at HHS I believe. Well the Yanks whupped the Halos in there first game also, then the roof fell in on them; the same thing happened to Minnesota. Lets hope it continues after last night. And Baker I have to write about all this old stuff because all you seniors out there can't remember all this trivia. Sloey!!! Darn glad to hear you're up and around. Just remember "walk slow and drink a lot of water".:)) MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N jude.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 18:36:48
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY WONDERFUL BIG SIS Susie Bierman! Tried to get this onto CT Friday (THE DAY) but CT was closed... please everyone, cram Sue's mailbox full of Birthday greetings... it'll tick her off for sure! She's at ....
Happy Birthday Sue......

Name: doris () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 17:41:38
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: WELCOME BACK SLOEONE!!! You were sorely missed by all. MY GOSH MAN! When you do something, you do it up big, don'tcha! You attorneys are all the same. ha! Glad you're back!

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 16:07:26
City and State: Mission Viejo
Class: 1977
Message: Boy, I agree with Dean on the lousy coverage that Fox is doing. How many times do we need to see an instant replay? As for the announcers, it sounds as if they are big ol Giant fans. Need I remind the broadcasters, that both the Giants and the Angels are wild card teams. Anyhow, I also wish that Vinny was calling the game, I have gotten to the point where I am muting the TV. As for Barry Bonds, so far his runs have meant nada! BTW, I found out today that some people from work were sitting right behind Kobe Bryant and his wife yesterday at the Big Ed. Yes, thats about how exciting my life gets.

Name: Bob Brophy () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 14:19:08
City and State: Phoenix, AZ
Class: 63 Serra
Message: In that Picture I think the man 4th from the left is Bob Hartzel.
Thanks Bob....

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 13:51:24
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Class: 1977
Message: Whew, two games down, and both were exciting! I hope the Angels pack their parka's because it is cold in SF. It will not be easy for the Halo's at Pac-Bell Park, but hopefully they will be able to come out of the 3 games with 2 under their belt. You are welcome Enza. Did not win my baseball pool at work, it is always the people who don't need the money that win. Hope everyone had a nice weekend, and Tim, hope that the two people they arrested today are the people responsible for the horrible things that have been going on.

Name: Tim Helble () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 13:21:47
City and State: Columbia, MD
Class: 73
Message: Hey Wade - my family knew the Bradfords well during the 70's and 80's. My little brother Gary (HHS 84) was pals with Craig. Those little twerps were o.k. most of the time except when they cracked open my bedroom door and shot me with those little plastic disk guns while I was trying to do my homework. My folks used to do lots of things with Bruce and Janice -- they were real fun to be around. As for the Santas at the old fire station on El Segundo - wasn't big LeRoy Fry one of the main players during the early 60's? As I recall, he already had the perfect build and voice.

Name: Larry Biller () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 13:18:00
City and State: Portland, Oreo
Maiden: I Fergit
Class: 1967
Message: "409" is behind "Crockodile Rock"! This must not continue. Please cast your vote! And...They might be Giants but Angels soar higher.
I agree, Thanks Larry.....

Name: Dean Morris () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 13:16:09
City and State: San Francisco, CA
Class: 72
Message: Outstanding World Series so far. Where on earth did the Angels find a 20 year old who throws like Mariano Rivera? He was awesome. As I said last time, if the pitching sucks (Ortiz and Appier) this could be a Little League series which is what Sunday was. I guess it beats a 1-0 game, but baseball wasn't meant to be a 4 hour game. And FOX is completely ruining this thing with all their Viagra and Boston Public promos and dizzying replays (5X on a fascinating pickoff to first). Please, somebody find Vin Scully and let him announce this thing. Hell, I would even settle for Bob Costas and his big ego over the genius McCarver who thinks he invented the game.
Good luck Angels this week. It is very cold and foggy up here and I hear Tony Bennett is coming out to do some singing. I just hope the King fish stops running and somebody withholds the amphetamines from Eck and Erst for a couple of days. BTW, don't tell me all the Anaheim muscle boys did it the old fashioned way at the gym-some of them look pretty beefy like Barry (not a bad homer of that ugly Percival)
Comfortable note to Angel fans, you split 2 games against the Giant aces and now the weaker pitchers are coming (God help Reuter tomorrow).
Just remember Angelinos, you may have those cute rally monkeys, but we still have the 800 pound gorilla playing left.

Barry-Barry-Barry...... Hey Dean, you keep talking about Bonds like you're sleeping with him, or something. One person doesn't make a baseball team. Percy threw Barry the "fat one" knowing it doesn't matter if he hit it to Pittsburgh, it only counts for one run.
As for Percival looking like me; in baseball, it's better to be good than pretty, any day.
AND I don't know how you think this game was like a little league game. It went back and forth and in the end, was anybodys game. I'm starting to think this one's building up to be like the 75 series.
Also, we're not getting Viagra commercials in LA.....must be demographics. GO ANGELS!!!!

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 12:44:40
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Maiden: Hood, Robin Hood
Class: 66
Message: Thank you to all the Cougars for your prayers and cards during my recent stay in the hospital. I can't tell you how much they both mean to me and my family. As many of you may know, I had total knee replacement surgery on September 19 and then suffered two minor strokes that don't seem to be explainable hence they have been termed anomalies. I lost movement in my left leg totally and my left arm was left extremely weak, I couldn't hold it in the air. But GOD is GREAT! Within days my arm came back and is now 100%. My leg has come back slowly but I now have movement in the entire leg including the toes. I spent 30 days in the hospital 23 doing rehab at two hospitals. It has been a real journey but one I wouldn't trade for anything and a real miracle that God has performed. I would especially like to publicly thank Danny Dye for all his support, love, friendship and encouragement along with my wonderful wife, my sons, who showed remarkable courage, and my brothers who kept telling the DRS. I was faking. The rehab now is primarily centered around the surgery. Best wishes to all.
Man, you'll do ANYTHING to get out of riding in the mornings.
Stay on the rehab and you'll be falling off the bike and busting concrete just like the old days.
Glad you're back, buddy.

Name: Michelle Drapeau () on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 11:22:59
City and State: Palmdale, CA
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1978
Message: I just read Jodi Wilbanks feedback, and I can't believe you so coldly stated the cause of Robert Rael's death. I knew details of his death and I'm sure many others too, but didn't feel the need to plaster it here on feedback. It's called respect for Robert and his family. If the person inquiring really cared enough, he/she would have posted their name and email and then someone could have personally emailed them. I read the anonymous inquiry but just skipped over it because of this. I've talked to a few other alumni and they felt the same way. It's a shame it had to be posted this way. Regardless of Robert's cause of death, he still has a special place in many of our hearts with many memories and deserves to be remembered this way.

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Friday, October 18, 2002 at 10:10:44
City and State: Los Angels, CA
Maiden: stilllooking...... (")
Class: 72
Message: Hey JB-Great PIC of the volunteer Firemen and the old station. Your Dad TOWERS over all the other guys~man, he was one big Dude! Wade~I also can see where you get your good looks from~ Your Dad was a BABE! (Well, you mom isn't too shabby either.) BTW, tell her Caroline, a mutual friend of ours from Dr. Jonhnson's office, says Hey. Terri~your dad played Santa? Wow, I didn't know that, what a trip. What years was he Santa? I think I might have some old PICS of him with me on his lap! Go ahead and post those pictures of Hawthorne Youth Camp. I'm sure Wade won't mind a bit. :-) Dan Johnson~Thanks for the info on your next gig being Nov. 3rd at The Whiskey. Boy, I haven't been there since the 70's. Also, your website is very cool! Tim Helble~BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!! I can't EVEN imagine what you guys are going through back East. Hey Jill, thanks for the compliment. It must be the Sicilian in me that brings that out!! Have a great weekend Coug's. Can't wait to hear what everyone has to say about the games this weekend. Dean? Are you getting ready for a good POUNDING? HA! (")

Name: Janet Burkett () on Friday, October 18, 2002 at 09:25:04
City and State: MV
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: Nooooo, "girls" can know a little about these ancient games you "guys" always talk about too ya know! Now say good night John!

Good Night John.....
OK.... so as the Feedback Page sinks slowly into the Western sky, I bid you all adieu until Monday morning. Thanks for being with us and have a great weekend, Cougartowners.

Name: Myk () on Friday, October 18, 2002 at 08:48:31
City and State: Irvine
Class: 63
Message: Go Giants
Hey Gary, You ARE a man of few words.....what's a giant?

Name: Paco () on Friday, October 18, 2002 at 01:09:30
City and State: LF
Class: 61
Message: Russ was that the 61-0 game? I remember a thumping and the end of the game the ol' coach let the linemen play running back and the running backs played the line. Don Allen ran the ball once and I think Gary Kimbrel was on the line!
Guys, that was 43 years ago....get a LIFE!!

Name: Janet Burkett () on Friday, October 18, 2002 at 00:43:31
City and State: MV
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: Hey El Rojo...No, the score of that '58 game with Beverly Hills was Hawthorne 25 BH 0. And none other than Brian Wilson was in the line-up as one of the backup QBs behind Steve Anderson and Mike Wood. Of course HHS was led by the one and only Hal Chauncey and BH had to go with their lesser coach, Joe Sabol. Yep, I remember the 58 super backfield of Richard Sloan, Jerry Daquila, Ed Whitlock, Sam Shaw and....Russ Jacobson! Yep that was a while ago, back in the days when Hawthorne Savings and Loan only insured your money up to $10,000!! JB2
.....and when you could get a shot of red eye at the Long Branch for 10.
Janet, you really know your HHS sports. You don't happen to have a PROGRAM FROM THAT GAME, DO YOU??!!

Name: Alan Hauge () on Friday, October 18, 2002 at 00:17:11
City and State: Playa del Rey
Class: 1961
Message: John it all right to announce the movie my company is distributing starring Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Carlysle which is going to open in Little Rock, Arkansas Friday November 1st for any Cougs nearby. Its the first test of the advertising campaign. The film is "To End All Wars". We are working on the premiere at the new ArcLight Theater in Hollywood with Kiefer in attendance 1st week in December.

I'll go too if you can get me a free box of popcorn. Congrats Alan, and good luck with the picture.

Name: EL ROJO () on Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 20:33:17
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
City and State: YOU KNOW
Class: 6OH
Message: Been awhile since I was here last. Lots to talk about. The ticket stubs at the top of the page bring to mind that I actually played BB in 59 and attended that Bev Hills football game. The last time we played North on that BB schedule was the day that Gordon Martin, whom someone had the audacity to say was a one dimensional player, set the Pioneer league scoring record of 44 points, shooting J's from the corner as well as his other one dimensional stuff, with a gentleman named John Wooden sitting in the stands at good ole HHS. And for you older Coug's, does anyone remember the score of that Beverly Hills game? It was a good old fashioned ass whuppin. No looking at your yearbook. As for the Angels and the ants. Angels, Angels, Angels!!! I wouldn't root for Hawthorne with a conceited ass like Barry (the steroid) on the team. What a joke of a human being. McGuire at least fessed up that he took a supplement. Bonds just says he won't test. And Bake if I were you I don't think I'd wear anything that comes from the ga..Bay area. Also John' the Block and Tackle was mentioned. Boy what a fun watering hole that was. You could go down there on pitcher night with 4 or 5 bucks and shoot pool and drink beer forever. And yes they did have Piranhas and a few little white Sharks and a great big Oscar that they used to hand feed. Ah that was fun. Hello to all who helped make our vacation so much fun again. A few more, Dennis (the mammal) and his lovely wife Ilene, which by the way is a bitchin name for a female cat or dog with a short leg.::)) No offense Ilene. You too MOMO, Donna Beckwith, Robin AND Marsha. Thanks all. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU
Hey Russ, you two are welcome here anytime. Had a fun week, especially Pool Night.
I think that Beverly Hills game was about 20-0 Hawthorne, but wasn't that the only game we won that year? GO HALOS!!!

Name: Tim Helble () on Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 16:48:28
City and State: Columbia, MD
Class: 73
Message: Not much fun living in the D.C. metro area lately. The day the beltway sniper got his first five people they locked down all the NOAA buildings where I work - guards wouldn't let us go out for anything. Turns out one of the five was a real nice guy (James Martin) who worked in the building next to mine in the NOAA complex. He was taking the day off and was picking up some supplies at a local supermarket just a ways up Georgia Ave to bring to a church activity that night. The other day I was walking out of a Home Depot and I got this creepy feeling that I could easily be in a gunsight. Then a couple of days later a lady gets shot outside a Home Depot over in VA. Everyone here has felt the same way at least once. Kids can't have outdoor recess and all the high school football games are cancelled. I feel sorry for the kids who want to be seen by college recruiters. Scuttlebut here is that it's Al Qaeda - people here certainly are effectively terrorized. The World Series will be a good diversion - I will be pulling for the Angels even though I never have been much of a fan of them. I can still remember seeing them play in Dodger Stadium when I was a wee tyke - but I can't top the coug who saw them play in old Wrigley down in Watts.

Name: Jodi Weishaar () on Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 15:47:11
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Maiden: Wilbanks
Class: 76
Message: Was catching up on all the latest at Cougartown and saw the note from a concerned cougar on the 5th of October regarding the Rael's. The one that passed away was Robert. My brother (who worked with him off and on over the years) said his death was a suicide. Don't know how the rest of the family is doing; I haven't spoken to any of the Rael's since I saw Danny at our 20 year reunion.

Name: Teri Hoenig () on Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 13:45:25
City and State: Paradise, Ca
Maiden: KLEIN
Class: 73
Message: Hi Wade, that picture in front of the old fire station reminded me about all the times my Dad played Santa there. Speaking of pictures, I have some old camp one with you in them. Is it ok with you to post? You're not doing anything stupid in them. Oh! sorry I take that back. Did you know that Steve Barron and his family lives in Paradise?

Name: Wade Greasby () on Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 07:39:33
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Maiden: wackedoutfromlongboardmishap
Class: 73
Message: Guys my pc took a dive and the sentences didn't jive. pacbell computer went down and portions of my feedback didn't make it through. So I hope this one makes it. The picture of the Haw. Vol. Fire Dept. was taken in front of the old station on the Plaza Square. My dad "Bruv" is front row, fourth from right. JB great photo.
As far as my last feedback, I agree with Jeff Kent on this isn't BB and his team, It is the San Francisco Giants. The Angel pitchers will not pitch around BB and the the new Big Red will win in 5. Dean hope this message gets up there, because you might look good in a Blue and Gold Bear shirt if the Angels win!

YES!! It's the Hawthorne Volunteer Fire Dept. and it was taken in front of the old Fire House on Plaza Square. Wade, do you know any more people in this picture?
The Angels WILL pitch around Bonds or any Giant, in certain situations, and so will San Fran.

Name: Elizabeth Cary () on Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 00:27:15
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
Message: Hi there, haven't been on for a while..alot going on in my life..been through a divorce..getting ready to graduate college..working on being relocated with my company..wish I were more up to date in Cougartown..I will be in town on the weekend of Oct. 25,26,27, and would love to meet any old classmates that might be around..please email me if you want to say hi..and reminesce old times..bye for now..Liz Cary
Hi Liz, Sorry to hear about you and the Big Taco doing the splits. Hope you find a classmate or two to cheer up with and glad you're back in Ctown. Is your email address up to date?

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