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Another Early Classic. The Chordettes
Name: Paco () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 14:07:52
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: I believe Tim was right on the location of Zody's...I worked there for 3 days in 1961. Pat Desmore, Kenny Blomsterberg, Bobby Bausman and I worked at their warehouse off Imperial for awhile. Wonderful benefits and a 401k plan.
Yeah, I bet....
Name: Cynthia King () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 13:32:30
City and State: Cape Girardeau, MO
Message: What a wonderful tribute to your school! I have been teaching for 31 years and this touched me greatly. Your pride is evident, your connection is admirable, your memories are touching.
Thanks to you Cynthia, from Rush Limbaugh country. We definitely try to keep the memories alive.
Name: Robin () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 13:12:57
City and State: RB,CA
Message: Hey John...I apologize for not chiming in as of late, but all my time has been taken working hard on a Mike Love fan appreciation day....Nothing big, just a little get together of games and chow. Putting a baseball cap on a milking stool and throwing dodgeballs at it is one idea...Im trying to get Keith Richards to attend so Mike looks good. I will have more details as soon as I get the 3rd RSVP..Until then check out the LOVE party website...Things are happening for my old buddy... http://mikelove2004.tripod.com
Later Cougs :o)
Also his new solo album, "Mike Love does Little Deuce Coupe and 20 more on Tissue Paper and Comb". Look for it on tape at your local car wash.
Name: Jessie () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 11:57:46
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Class: would have been '74 had we not moved to the stinkin' Valley
Message: Hi all, As I'm sure you already know but I thought I would toss it out there just the same...Mike Love is the Wilson Bros cousin, so that does make him family. He is still an ass though. And while we are on the subject of old places...Does anyone remember Kresge's 5 and dime and Clark's Drug Store? I remember we use to get our Easter chicks from Kresge's. At one point the chicks even came in different colors. And I remember buying our Christmas tree every year in the vacant lot that is now a Mexican restaurant. Oh the wonderful memories...
Thanks Jessie for the memories, and yes I do remember those places. I know it's been mentioned before, but how about Folbs Toyland?
Name: Tim Helble () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 11:37:31
City and State: Columbia, MD
Message: Wade - I miss the Santa Ana sunsets something fierce. Back east, with all the haze and humidity during the summer, the sun goes "down" an hour before sunset. John - I believe Zodys was between 180th and 182nd on the west side of Hawthorne Blvd. The Giant Ralphs now occupies the space where Zody's once was. The first Redondo Beach Ralphs (store #35) used to be a bit north in the old South Bay Center before the big Galleria took over. Old Ralphs 35 was a cool place - my brother Dan and I both worked there. Used to bag groceries for people like Mrs. Krislock and Mr. Stucker and parents of people I knew from swimming like Mrs. Katayama and Mrs Fonoimoana (Mira Costa moms). Was also fun to bag my own mom's groceries. On another subject, I think you all have the old White Front location down right. It was way down in Torrance. I remember saving up for weeks to buy a Revell SR-71 model kit there. Ahh - its fun to come to Cougartown to revive those old memories...
Thanks Tim, and I know you're correct about the Zodys location. I guess the consensus is White Front was North of Torrance Bl on the East side of Hawthorne.
Name: Marsha Russell-Hood () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 11:26:12
City and State: Sunny Redondo Beach
Message: Hey John Boy, thanks for the picture of Chaney's Department Store. My Dad bought me the coolest "penny" belt from Chaneys. My best friend Virginia Russell always thought I was so lucky to have such a great belt with pennys all around it. I finally parted with my belt on Virginia's 50th birthday and gave it to her. Thanks for the memory and by the way, she still loves the belt and it is hanging on her bedroom wall.
Great story Marsha, and Virginia, why don't you WEAR the belt?
Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 11:22:33
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: I just finished talking to my Nephew, he says there's a 70 pound limit on packages going to APO's. Last time I weighed 3 dozen cookies, it came in under 70 pounds so I think we don't have to worry too much about the weight limit. Thanks to all who are participating in this venture.
70 pounds huh......OK, so I only send 2 dozen. Thanks Kathleen....
Name: Cindy Colby () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 10:59:14
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: This is a real stretch but I thought that White Front was on like Torrance Blvd. and maybe Crenshaw? Martha Amour and I used to hang out there. Akron was on Hawthorne Blvd. wasn't it. I think I lost that part of my memory, it is hell getting old.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 10:55:22
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Message: White Front was on SE corner of Hawthorne and Torrance, now the location of the Marriott Hotel. Circuit City was previously Akron.
Name: Jeanne () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 10:31:51
City and State: Carlsbad, CA
Message: Thanks John for the BB information. No wonder Mike Love is an ass, he's not a Cougar!! but he sure as heck should have remembered Hawthorne. OH WELL! I will check out Jardines web site. I agree with others that Brian Wilson IS THE REAL BEACH BOY. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Now THAT'S FUNNY!! Yes, I think we all agree that the Beach Boys was the Wilsons group and Mike Love was......well, the tambourine player.
Name: Melinda Farrow () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 10:17:54
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Roy McNally. I was lucky to have taken his class at HHS- Student and the Law, this totally opened my eyes with law enforcement and made me decide that's the career I wanted. His son Greg Roy was in my class of 82 as well, a very nice family they all are. My prayers are with Greg and his family. Melinda Elia C/O 82
Now see, I remember Roy from his student days at HHS. After he graduated, he and Bobby Guy bought twin 59 Chevys. Alan Hauge painted "Sir Guy" on the side of Bobby's. Anyone remember what Roys said?
Yes Roy had roots in Hawthorne and gave lots back to the community in many ways. He will be missed.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 02:22:02
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Wasn't the White Front Store replaced by Akron, then Aaron Bros, and is now Circuit City? Also, remember Leonard's on Sepulveda where Fry's is now.
Hi Sherry, I remember Leonards on Mariposa and Sepulveda.
Name: Patti Smith () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 01:42:55
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: You called, John?? Wasn't the store on Hawthorne and Redondo Beach Blvd. an Akron store? I recall the White Front store being northwest of Hawthorne, but can't remember the exact location. I remember going to Chaney's Department Store on Hawthorne Blvd. just north of Broadway to buy my Girl Scout paraphenalia and later my PE uniform. And could those uniforms have been any LESS practical? Starched white cotton! One of the reasons I chose to take Modern Dance from my junior year on...the clothes were so much more comfortable, practical, and variable. Now, when's the next Pink's Run?? Would love to introduce my new Honey to everyone!!
I think Akron took over after White Front went out of business. Does any one else remember?
My grandmother worked for Mr Chaney for lotsa years, so in 1951 Mr. Harold Chaney had "Sally Baker Day" at the store. I think it was more publicity for the store than to honor my grandma, but she enjoyed it. Does anyone recognize THEIR grandma in this picture?
Name: Janet Burkett () on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 00:05:31
City and State: MV
Message: Does anyone remember the location of the old White Front store? I remember it opening in the late 50's I believe. It seems like everyone in Hawthorne was there to see Wolf Man Jack and other celebs out in the huge parking lot as they celebrated the grand opening. The store seemed HUGE inside and we spent a lot of time just wandering around the aisles. (Hey...it was a simpler time back then and entertainment was cheap!) Sorry John, that's the best I can do tonight so my memory may be off a little on this one!
Thank you dear for bringing us back to memories of earlier times.
Now, how about Zodys.
Name: Dale Craig () on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 20:00:46
City and State: Hawthorne Ca
Message: Jenny: good to see you on Cougartown sorry to here about your Brother in law I know how you and your sister feel about losing somebody close to you, but you have the the support of the Cougars in cougar town It's been over twenty five year since I've seen you email sometime in the future may God Bless you & Cindy and the family take care of youself have a great day talk to you soon on ctown God bless you Miss Jenny take care your friend Dale W Craig class of 76
Name: Wade Greasby () on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 19:42:32
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Enza,Enza,Enza, the Lakergirls won't be any better with your "Big Daddy" playing. The guy is stilll putting up bricks in Irwindale at the Brick Yard. "My toe hurts" is getting old. And when is Jackson going to marry Buss? They are like two high school freshmen getting giddy with each other. Secondly, there is nothing more beautiful than a Santa Ana sunset. Incredible colors across the sky and the shimmering reflection off the ocean towards Catalina. I feel for the Cougs in far away places, freezing their tails off, and not experiencing our Indian Summer Sunset. Enza, this is the beauty of Southern California, not the Lakergirls and their glow in the dark chump rings. Sloey,(s), did you feel the earth shake Saturday? It was centered in Norman and Switzer's coming back! A&M who?
Janet, are you out there....Cheryl, Alan, Sharon, Robin and Sloey. Frank, Myrna, Marsha, Patty, Sue, Mom B, Gloria, Denny, Mike, Richard, the Ol' Coach.....SOMEBODY PLEASE SAVE THIS FEEDBACK PAGE!!!!
Name: Enza Nicocia () on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 16:36:46
City and State: GO LAKERS!
Maiden: still searching...
Class: 72 Still Rocks!
Message: Hey JB~I LIKE the new look of the Guestbook~"Pink" is a very HOT color~right Dan? Btw Dan, did any of the Rolling Stones show at the Gig the other night? Wade, Wade, Wade~haven't heard any good digs on the Lakers lately. Saw some of your dancin' Laker girls the other night~ Man, they ALL look the same! Can't wait for Big Daddy to come back and show 'em how the game is REALLY played! Dean, are you still a Laker fan? Or is Vlade making a appearance this fall? If you want to win our bet, you better go with the home boys~ it's going to be a four-peat! :0)
Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 14:49:51
City and State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Hey, nice new "Pink" guestbook page! How is everyone?
PINK!!?? I'll change that.
Name: Art La Mere () on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 13:41:20
City and State: Bettendorf Ia
Message: John I just got off the phone with the Hawthorne Police Department and there is no information on the arrangments for Roy McNally as of yet they said to call back later this week so if you all hear befor me please let me know. Thanks Art
Yes, there are services planned for Roy and they are at Canyon Lake Country Club Friday November 15th at 2pm. I'm trying to get directions now.
Name: Jessie () on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 11:09:50
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Class: Wanna be Cougar
Message: Hey Jeanne, I agree with you...Mike Love has always been an ass. He should of acknowleged your sign. So what if he went to Dorsey. That's close enough, and if it weren't for his cousin he wouldn't be where he is today. The only true Beach Boy is Brian Wilson. No one can hold a candle to him, not even the that new group, whatever their name is. I saw Brian at the Hollywood Bowl a few years ago. Now that was a great concert! You should check out his daughters along with John Phillips (The Mama's & the Papa's )daughter CD "Wilson Phillips".You would like it. I can still remember you singing Leslie Gore songs like it was yesterday. Ciao!
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 10:11:48
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Maiden: Old Codger
Message: Hello to Louise Hamler. Please give my regards to Kathy and Kevin - two great youngsters.
Harry Plotkin - 8th grade -Dana School.
God bless our service men and veterans ... and all Cougars too!
Love to all, HCH
Name: jenny () on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 09:50:45
City and State: apple valley,ca.
Message: would you please enter under tributes for 2002, robert rael passing away in april 2002, and that we love him and miss him. and may he rest in peace. my prayers go out to my sister, kids and his immediate family. thank you
Name: Louise Hamler () on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 04:29:05
City and State: Salem, Or.
Message: As the mother of 2 HHS graduates I think your Web Page is great but I would like you to make a correction for me please. My son Kevin Hamler, a 1971 graduate, is listed as deceased. I am happy to report he is alive and well, happily married and the father of a lovely teen-age daughter.
Hi Louise, Glad you like the website and sorry for the mixup on Kevin. Please tell me what page he's listed as deceased and I'll gladly remove his name.
Name: kelley () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 21:57:41
City and State: Englewood,Or
Message: Just a note ..you can only send 12 oz packages to Afghanistan..so don't go too overboard with the cookies..unless that has changed...I can make a mean cookie, my brother chuck got a lot of food packages in Viet Nam.. Let's pray for PEACE and bring our BOYS home!!!! I'll be happy to do my part with the cookies etc..
Thanks Kel for the heads up on the weight AND for the cookies.....
Name: Art La Mere () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 20:59:54
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Message: John if anyone has the information on the funeral for Roy could they please E-Mail me? My mother lives in Poway and would like to know where and when so the LaMere Family can pay their respects to him. thanks Art
Hey Art, I'll try to find out something and I'll let everyone know. Thanks
Name: Wade Greasby () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 19:18:20
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Heard the sad news of Roy Mac's passing. My prayers and sympathy go out to his family. A great guy with a big heart to all who knew him.
Name: doris () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 15:40:36
City and State: haven'tmoved
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERT JENSEN!!! HAPPY 40th!
Name: Jeanne () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 15:23:07
City and State: Carlsbad,CA
Message: I went to see the Beach Boys at Harrahs in San Diego last Friday night. I was really disappointed in Mike Love. I took a sign that said Hawthorne High Rules. I sat in the third row, middle, held that sign up several times and the ass didn't even acknowledge me or "his roots". I think that was rude. Then he added insult to injury by making all these "geriatric" jokes.... I am not ready for Lawrence Welk Village yet! I was the only one standing up dancing. Anyway that is the last time I go see them.
Hi Jeanne, Actually the reason Mike Love didn't acknowledge your sign that said "Hawthorne High Rules" is because his roots are Dorsey High. The NEW Beach Boys have no Wilson brother, Al Jardine, or anyone with Hawthorne roots. If you want to go see someone from HHS, go see Al Jardine family and friends or his new group, the All Star Beach Band. Now you're talkin' Beach Boy sounds and Hawthorne roots. Check out Al Jardine's website.
Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 13:07:42
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: John, As you know my nephew Gary Nix Jr. (Son of Gary Nix, Class of 1970) is currently serving the U.S. in Afghanistan. This is his first Christmas ever away from his family and I'm determined to help ease the loneliness that soldiers feel during the holidays. Therefore, I've started a campaign that I call cookies for Afghanistan. The idea is to bake 3-dozen cookies or anything else that won't perish just make sure it's enough to share, and send them to:
Gary E. Nix
C Co. 159th AVN Regt
FWD APO AE 09354
He will not only enjoy them, but also share them with others in his division. Make sure you mention you're from Cougartown.com!
BTW, Gary was wounded a few months back but is back on duty again. For those with MS Messenger, Gary logs onto the internet as firstname.lastname@example.org and you can chat with him live almost every day.
Kathleen Nix-Griffin Class of 1974
GREAT IDEA!!! I'll be baking up some of my famous Santa Claus cookies with those little red and green sprinkly thingys on top.
OK Cougs, here's your chance to bring a few of our fighting men and women a little bit closer to home for the holidays. If anyone else has someone that's serving our country in a foreign land and wants to add them to our Cougartown Christmas Cookie List, please send along their name and APO as I'm sure lots of Cougartowners would love to get involved in this one.
Thanks Kathleen, and Special Thanks to Gary Nix and all our guys in Afghanistan for their sacrifice for freedom on this Veterans Day.
The Cougartown Christmas Cookies will be arriving very soon.
Name: larry peavy () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 12:25:26
City and State: memphis. tn
Message: I recently acquired a baseball memorabilia collection owned by a George Gojun, san pedro fire marshall, I understand he was part owner of the Hawthorne Bowl, bowled back to back 300 games. Do you have any info on him, thanks.
Hi Larry, It seems George was the owner of Hawthorne Bowl in the 50's. I just talked to a friend who knew him and verified the back to back 300 games. That's all I could find out. Maybe someone else knows more.
Name: from a good friend () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 10:06:07
E-Mail: to a good friend
City and State: Redondo Beach Ca
Message: HAPPY 40TH Ray....hope it was happy and fun...whatever fun things that you now do at you're age...hehehe.
Name: doris () on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 09:30:05
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: VETERANS' DAY !! Just wanted to say a heartfelt THANK YOU Vets! You are ALL my heroes, those of you who saw action as well as those of you who did not. Thank you for our freedom. Thank you for providing HEROES for the likes of me in a time when heroes are hard to come by! A BIG THANK YOU!!! I love every last one of you!
Couldn't have said it better, Doris. Thanks to our Vets AND to all our active servicemen. God bless you and the good old USA.