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Name: Art La Mere () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 07:55:38
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Class: 73
Message: I just read your note John, about Roy McNally. What a loss. My Family lived next door to his family on 134th street for about 15 years. I was a police explorer and Roy was the adviser. My prayers go out to his family. Thanks John for this site.

Thanks Art....

Name: Alice Carden () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 01:29:14
City and State: Tarzana, CA
Maiden: Beaird
Class: 73
Message: I was wondering if anyone went to the Beach Boy concert at the Canyon Club this weekend ? I thought it was pretty good, even though there were only two of the original Beach Boys..Mike Love seemed a little more mellow than I remembered him..It was great to hear all the old songs live again..It was 1989 at the Hollywood Bowl that we attended a concert with the Beach Boys and Chicago..Now that was Great!

Name: Dale Craig () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 00:26:15
City and State: Hawthorne Ca
Class: 76
Message: how about those Anaheim Angels the World Champions one of best world series ever has to rank up there with 1975 Red Sox Reds series I've been a die hard Angel fan since 1961 it only took 42 years to win a championship. the first year they go to the red caps they win the series sound like made the right move with new colors looking forward to the UCLA USC GAME THIS SATURDAY GO BRUINS SORRY JOHN BUT I LIKE TO SEE THE COUGARS IN THE ROSE BOWL HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYONE GOD BLESS EVERYONE DALE W CRAIG
Hey Dale, Go Troy......

Name: Dale Craig () on Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 23:58:00
City and State: Hawthorne Ca
Class: 76
Message: Haven't written for a while been to busy working at prime time shuttle working different shifts didn't have a chance to go to homecoming this year my heart goes out to the McNally family of the death of Roy a great friend 25 years ago he called me a told me that my dad was in an automobile accident I'll will never forget it God Bless the the family may he rest in peace God Bless everyone your friend Dale W Craig

Name: John Baker () on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 18:02:14
City and State: Lomita
Class: 1962
Message: Just got word from Karen Graham Kuehl that Roy McNally, HHS59, who had been battling Cancer for an extended period, passed away last night. Roy was a Police Officer, City Councilman, and Teacher in Hawthorne for many years. He had many friends in the community and will be missed by all who knew him.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Friday, November 8, 2002 at 15:34:11
E-Mail: yesimoutherebutstuckintraffic
City and State: It never rains in CA
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
Message: I know where everyone is, they are on the 405 stuck. Yesterday I was in Santa Monica, and it took me 2 hours to get to my folks house in Hawthorne. Now I know what they mean by road rage! Why don't we know how to drive in the rain? Anyway, hope everyone will stay nice and dry this weekend. Good luck everyone.
OK, so where's everyone out of state??

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, November 8, 2002 at 14:51:16
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Class: 76
Message: Well we finally made it big time here in regards to traffic. Last week we had a 42 car pile-up on the H-1. All within a 1 mile length and involving 12 separate wrecks. No one really got hurt. The rain caused it since we don't have fog. Other than that just another day in paradise. Hope you get better Jimbo.
Raining here right now.....

Name: Maria Fitzgerald () on Friday, November 8, 2002 at 03:46:50
City and State: Torrance, CA
Maiden: Juaneza
Class: 80
Message: Hey fellow cougars, it's almost Thanksgiving. I don't know about you all, but one thing that I'm grateful for is John's hard work at keeping Cougartown alive and running. For a nominal fee of $10.00, he has provided us countless hours of happiness. So how about it fellow cougs? Let's support this special forum that we get so much pleasure from, and really show John just how thankful we are of his hard work and dedication. John, I know this is a few months late, but better late than never. And thank you again for Cougartown.
Hi Maria, It's nice to hear from an 80's Coug as sometimes I wonder if the 80's, 90's or 00's Cougars even look at this site.
Thanks for the nice thoughts and Ctown commercial too; it is appreciated.

Name: Mike Castro () on Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 18:04:41
E-Mail: Grrravy
City and State: LAX
Class: 77
Message: John & JB2, by artsy fartsy I meant..... oh, skip it. I agree, great view at Ironstone. Do you guys know where Arnold CA is?
Yeah I know what you meant. We went into a couple of artsy fartsy galleries in Murphys. Don't know a thing about Arnold, though.

Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 17:19:14
City and State: MV
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: sure guessed Murphys right, but "artsy fartsy???" Guess you didn't check out the antique bathroom plumbing shop like we did. Some of that stuff looked like it WAS out of old Hawthorne about 50 years ago or more. And the wine tasting was excellent!

Great old bathtubs, copper sinks and sitz baths and lots of old lighting and hardware.

Name: Mike Castro () on Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 13:44:08
E-Mail: Grrravy
City and State: LAX
Class: 77
Message: Hi John, Murphys, would that be above Sacratamatoe? Was there 2 weeks ago, checking out the artsy fartsy galleries and tasting wine at Ironstone.
Hi Mike, Yes, that's the place all right. We went to Ironstone too. Great winery with a great view.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 09:32:20
City and State: Los Angeles, Ca
Message: Last night I was looking through the Cougartown Prom Book and something caught my eye that I had never seen before. In the back of the book where people?s addresses are I saw one of our family?s old street addresses in Hawthorne. Such a small world, Karen (Hoffman) Newkirk lives in our old house. Karen, if you ever want to know what the house looked like in 1957 through 1963 just give a call.
Hi Bob, It's a small Cougar world out there.

Name: LareeBlauert () on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at 11:09:16
City and State: Manteca, CA
Maiden: Meeks
Class: 1957
Message: What I want to know is why I am not notified of the reunions? I was at the 50 Year reunion of the school in Aug of 2001. Why are me and some of my other friends not notified? I have questioned them as to whether or not they have heard anything and they said no. I have not received an invite to my reunions since then and my 20 year one. What's Up? Laree
Hi Laree, I have no idea what you're talking about. If the class of 57 is having a reunion, then Cougartown should be notified. If you know something please tell me. The ONLY way Cougartown finds out about class reunions is from their respective class members.

Name: Lyman Moss () on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at 07:59:58
City and State: Everett, Wa.
Class: 59
Message: Hi Russ, yes I am still out here but I haven't had much to crow about this year as far as our sports teams, they all suck here on the west side of the cascades but on the east side of the state the WSU Cougars are looking pretty good. My younger brother Lester bought a place in Boise and will be retiring there in about a year. Talk to you later, take care and keep that feed back coming. Later cougs

Name: Cheryl () on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 23:49:58
City and State: Valley Center, CA
Maiden: Baumgardner
Class: 1969
Message: Hey Jeanne- Glad to hear from you. Yes, we're real close to the casino's. Actually we're about 10 min. from the closest one. We have about 4 real close by. We don't go to them as much as we used to. Our favorite is Casino Pauma in Pauma Valley, it's in a Orange Grove, they have a great deal Sunday thru Thurs. nites, 2 prime rib dinners for $10.95 and its good! Our little town is becoming known, when we moved here 27 yrs ago the population was 3,500 now its 22,000. We were surprised, at our 30 yr reunion we saw Collen McDermott, she had heard of V.C., she has a friend that lives down the hill from us. Gaylen & I are still married, we celebrated 30 years last June. He hasn't forgotten you & Joann DeBry, he said you had a good sense of humor to put up with his teasing and he wanted me to tell you we have a red head too. She's a strawberry blonde with blue eye's and is 21, she's our youngest. Take Care! John, hope you had a good week-end off!

Name: ROJO () on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 19:58:45
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
City and State: YOU KNOW
Maiden: SNAKE
Class: 6OH
Message: John, good to have ya back ma man. Hope your time away was pleasant and nothing out of the ordinary happened. As for the Emmett Ashford thing you and Dean Morris were right. But you hit it right on the head. Jude's dad got that ball autographed while Emmett was umpiring in the old PCL. In fact the ball has "Official Pacific Coast League" printed on it. I thought that was pretty cool. Hey Lyman still out there? What the heck happened to the dawgs this year? Go PAC 10! Boy we could really use a dose of that Hawthorne humidity and warm up here right now. Overnight temp's been in the low teens the last week or so. Too cold already for this time of the year. I told Doris that the "Brass Monkey" had become a eunuch. She got a good laugh over that. That's all folks! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. P.S. Sloey glad to hear that you're getting back in fightin shape. Hang in there buddy.
Yep, we had a great time in a town called Murphys....anyone know where that is?. That Emmett PCL ball has got to be worth something. Have it appraised.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 19:49:35
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
Message: Happy Birthday, Donna and Wayne!
Happy Birthday Wayne & Donna

Name: Bonnie () on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 16:12:27
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 1978
Message: Please remember to go vote today everyone! Polls are open until 8:00pm. God bless you Cougs, Bonnie : )

Name: Paco Duran () on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 16:01:47
City and State: Lake Forest
Class: '61
Message: Whatever happened to Cam Nelson?

Name: Jessie () on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 14:47:52
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wanna be Cougar
Message: Gee, where did everyone go to????
Hi Jessie, Like my daddy would say, "they're all right behind that "to".

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 14:19:28
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: Testing 123... Deep breath! Welcome back John! It has been a couple of days. There were two Sundays this week;-)
Thanks Chris, I will try to be more explicit next time.

Name: Jessie () on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 12:47:56
E-Mail: mikejessie@yahoo.coml
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wanna be Cougar
Message: Hey Jeanne!! It's so great to hear from you!! As you know, I talk to Laurie all the time. I hope you and Hector are well. Tell him I said Hi! I recently saw Lupe. He had a great story about your dad and Mrs. Fine. Santos is good too. They are both living in Carson City NV. I won't go on and on and bore the other folks here on the web site. Please e-mail me if want. Jessie

Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 10:53:15
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: Today my work place takes me back to the 50's, some of the girls have on poodle skirts, I did all of the guys hair (what there is) in a DA, there is more leather and blue jeans than I have seen in a long time, everyone has done it up real good, as though they know what that era was like. I hate to admit it but I do remember. I hope everyone has a good Halloween, I am going trick or treating with my grandson tonight. You go for it John, it sounds like fun.
Thanks Cindy, I think I will.....

Name: Jeanne Carrillo () on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 10:46:24
City and State: Carlsbad
Maiden: Burk
Class: 69
Message: I saw Cheryl Baumgardner's message on feedback. We are neighbors, Valley Center is only a hop, skip and a jump to Carlsbad. Cheryl, you ever go to the many casinos in Valley Center? The new Harrahs is great? You still married to Gaylen? Tell him, I will never forget him.... When I lived with my grandmother on 119th Place... He and Dale Earnshaw along with Bill Gertsch used to tease the hell out of me because of my red hair..... I was born too soon... Now EVERYONE WANTS RED HAIR. Just my luck... But I am an original. Tell him Hi for me.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 09:49:07
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Class: 69
Message: I remember when I was a kid in Hawthorne and after school on halloween I'd run home to help carve the pumpkin. I'd throw a costume together and race back to school for the carnival. Ramona had the best carnival, particularly the year Mrs. Higgins was the PTA president. There were game booths set up all over the playground and a haunted house in the bungalow. There was a cake walk and place to dunk for apples. Every kid in the neighborhood showed up but as soon as it got dark enough we were out hitting the houses for candy. (or some were hitting the houses with eggs) I've shared this before, but at the risk of boring some of you I'm going to share this memory again. My sisters and I would come back home when our bags got too heavy. There was always a risk that Mom or Dad would say, "That's it. Time for bed." But if we were lucky we'd sneak in and out without them knowing. At the end of the night, I remember sitting on my bed, in my flannel PJ's, emptying the bag onto my bed to sort through the bootie. There was the smell of Snickers, popcorn balls, Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Roll Pops. Rudy's mom always gave us the big Hershey's chocolate bar with almonds. I hit her house twice. I remember that feeling of sitting with what must have been 10 pounds of candy in my lap and feeling like I'd won the lottery. Fun days! Happy Halloween everybody...... Dizzy Lizzy, Goddess of the cake walk.
Yep I remember going through the big brown bag looking for the best of the booty. Seems like there were lots of tootsie rolls and tootsie pops and those little rolled up in cellophane, multi-colored checker shaped only about a half inch across thingys, and lots of jelly beans when I was a kid. They didn't have any of the small snickers or small Hershey bars in my day, so they would give out the BIG STUFF and that's what I'd dig out and treasure. I think I'll put together a costume and go out tonight.....whattayasay Janet??

Name: Dan Dye () on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 00:05:23
City and State: Torrance, Ca.
Class: 1962
Message: Welcome back to Cougartown Jimbo. Jim is only a kid, (four years younger than Me) but he is all man. I have been privileged and blessed to watch his progress and the miracle God has done on Jim. Jim is a real fighter, I never saw him get depressed during his ordeal. Now that Jim is walking up and down hills, hitting the gym four times a week, Johnboy, you and I better start riding hard, because all we will see of Jimbo, will be the back of his bike as he leaves us in the dust. Dan Dye
Yeah but he falls down alot..... I've seen it.

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 21:49:15
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
Message: So glad to see some 1964 people joining cougartown. Phyllis Klingler Occhionero I used the email address posted on the website, but it came back undeliverable. Please check it.

Name: doris () on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 15:21:29
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: WELCOME BACK COTTER! oh? I mean SLOEONE! Yes JOHN, that is JIM SLOEY; and KISSIN' DAN is DAN DYE, and TILLIE is JUDY BLOMSTERBERG and and and ... Anyway, good to hear you are doing so well Jim! Say! Speaking of KISSIN' DAN, where the devil has HE been lately? What's the temp in your neck of the woods JAKE 'n JUDE? 21 over here with the windchill factor and I have to go out in it yet today! Aaaargh! Think I might just be getting a little long in the tooth for this kind of weather! Hawaii sounds might good this time of year!
Thanks for the nickname update. Pretty busy there in Idaho, are ya' Doris??

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 13:33:47
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Class: 66
Message: Thanks for all the emails, I am doing great. I am doing rehab for the knee two days a week and doing the gym 4 days a week. They took my walker from me Monday and gave me a cane. GOD has been great as HE always is. I keep asking Why Me? Not because of the strokes but why GOD chose me to perform this miracle upon. It has truly been a blessing.

Name: Wade Greasby () on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 09:35:21
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Maiden: Lakergirlsanddisneycurls
Class: 73
Message: Oh what a beautiful morning. The lakergirls are back in news with their pom poms and new rock gems on their fingers. But, the score board reads 87-82, repeat this, losers. EnzaEnzaEnza, how do you feel? Did you catch the Angel parade? Mickey, Minnie, and Michael all in a row. I really feel for Scioscia, and get the cartoons out of baseball and please do not associate the Angels with L.A. They are the Orange County Team. Dana Gioia, your poetic justice turned a lot of "Dust Bowl Okies, Arkies, Jayhawks, Mos, and Native Californians, who provided Haytown with its roots , over in their graves. Many of these men and women gave their hearts and souls to building Hawthorne into a great town. We grew up in a place that was safe, sane and full of love and respect. Our parents, friends, and neighbors all had a common bond, to make Hawthorne better for all who lived there. "A city of good neighbors". We might have been known as the ghetto kids to those up on the hill,(PV) but we all shared in the pride of being from Hawthorne. JB, my mom has the picture of the VFD at her home and she'll provide the missing names as soon as she can. Hope Jim is feeling better.
Thanks Wade....

Name: Patt Deckard () on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 01:58:14
City and State: Kennewick, Wa
Maiden: Prewitt
Class: 65
Message: Does any one remember the POEM we used to recite every VETERANS DAY? It began " eleventh month, eleventh day, eleven on the hour..... PLEASE let me know the rest! I have been racking my brain to remember all of this poem!

Name: smitty () on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 01:13:13
City and State: la, ca
Maiden: smith
Class: 1978
Message: has anyone seen Micheal edwards last seen in the bay area please e-mail

Name: Alan Hauge () on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 00:53:58
City and State: Playa del Rey, CA
Class: 1961
Message: Gary Nelson just sent me two tickets to a Giants game during the World Series...anybody want them? And secondly, where the hell is Candlestick Park?

I'll takem. I think it's a couple of blocks from Seals Stadium.

Name: doris () on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 17:32:16
E-Mail: yes
City and State: yes
Maiden: yes
Class: yes
Message: DEAN!!! I stand corrected! And that was really lovely ... I'm glad you shared it with us. Hey Chris ... did you read that? And besides, I think the Hoodman and I were just trying to rattle a few cages (looked like we did, too!). And I'm not nearly as good at that as are the Hoodman and the Sloeone when they team up. DANG! Where IS that Sloeone??? Get in here and kick some a ... ah ...
Jim Sloey (is he the Sloeone?) doesn't kick ANYTHING right now.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 17:30:13
E-Mail: a70'speep
City and State: peepville
Class: 1977
Message: Robin, what's a peep? Are you saying us 70'ers are those yellow/pink marshmellow things that taste better stale? PEEP, PEEP, PEEP. :) As for Mr. Gioia, my perception is that he was not necessarily trashing Hawthorne, but rather taking poetic license (get it?) and maybe exaggerating it a bit to make a point. Anyhow, how many people went to the Big Ed today to watch the "best team in baseball" party?
Not me, I've been here babysitting you peeps.

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