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Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 11:40:38
City and State: Lake Forest
Class: 1961
Message: Do you guys remember "Sports Night"? I think it was in the girls gym on tuesday nights. Now that was fun, playing basketball, dancing, and falling in love all in the same night. I also remember that everyone would meet at Frostys afterwards, oh shoot, we were to young to drive, lets get a cab and put 30 people in it and when we get to Frostys we all jump out and run like hell....
Yep, I remember Sports Night. Broke my pinky finger playing volleyball and never did get to Frostys that night.

Name: Donna () on Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 10:35:08
City and State: Friendswood,TX
Maiden: Anderson
Class: 71
Message: Thanks so much for this site. I haven't been able to visit it as much as I want but really enjoy when I do. Really do miss that weather and beaches...take care,:-D
Hi Donna, thank you for the nice thoughts.

Name: Dale Craig () on Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 02:53:50
City and State: Cougartown USA
Class: 76
Message: I remember the big donut it was at western & compton blvd. went go kart racing on rosecanes & western don't forget biggies burgers for 19 cents that was in the day when I was living in Gardena near Western & 146th Street. John boy don't forget yellow basket on 166 & Western see you all at cruise on march 15, 2003 where this gone so far God Bless everyone in c town Dale W Craig
Hey Dale, We'll see you there.

Name: Jerry Pat simpson () on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 17:58:21
City and State: Saugus Ca.
Class: 62
Message: Hey John, you are the only one so far to get a 100% on the old Geezer test. I just read Stephanie Halls Feedback and saw that Plymouth. Stephenie did you live next door to John Renn?? Cougars Rule.
I don't know about next door, but real close.

Name: Ricki Farrell () on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 16:49:22
City and State: Fullerton
Maiden: Valencia
Class: '61
Message: Hi everyone! I just wanted to write and let everyone know, who has asked about Clayton Williams that he is fine and loves to hear from students and colleagues from the past.
I would also like to announce that our art academy here at Mayfair High School in Lakewood California has just been told that our students have won six gold and six silver medals at the National Scholastic Art competition (State level). The golds will now compete nationally. I am particularly pleased because when I was a cougar, Hawthorne used to sweep this show and then sweep it nationally as well. I remember when Les Johnson created a piece that was too big and Clayton cut it in half. Well wouldn't you know it. Both halves won. He ended up with the national gold medal. Raymond Jonas and Victor Barratucci won them as well. We had many artists who won at the State level and then go national, of the eight years that we entered, Clayton's students won the gold nationally seven times. An incredible feat for the State, let alone a small high school. I've had many art teachers in my day, and he is gold. To quote R.L., thank God I'm a Cougar.

Great News Ricki. Sounds like Mr. Williams' teachings lives on in your students, through you.
Great story, and glad that good old HHS could help out.

Name: Jessie () on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 14:59:23
City and State: Los Angeles
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wanna be
Message: Paul Anka has 5 daughters...he once said that PMS stood for Paul Must Suffer ha!

Name: Terrie () on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 13:02:15
E-Mail: kostiszak
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Class: 83
Message: I remember when everyone had hamsters as pets and put the hamsters in the round plastic ball and watch the hamsters run all over the house and into walls in the round plastic ball they were in, that was funny!! I worked a banquet last night at The Mirage Casino, Paul Anka was the guest singer, he is fantastic and has a great brass band, if anyone has a chance to see him in concert I recommend it, Paul Anka performs songs he has written over the years including "My Way", he wrote for Sinatra. Great Concert!

Name: Stephen Gandy () on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 21:19:27
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Debbie Frank class of 1969 aka Gerri Frank ?? I didn't go to Hawthorne, but I did got to UCSB in the fall of 1969 where I met a girl named Gerri Frank. The way I recall it, she said she graduated from Hawthorne, class of 1969. I remembered it because I went to Redondo. I didn't find Geri Frank in the Cougar year book, but I did find a Debbie Frank. They might be the same person, or perhaps related. If you can shed any light on this for me, please email me. Many Thanks, Stephen

Name: Jessie () on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 18:37:05
City and State: LA, CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wanna be cougar of '74
Message: Speaking of dogs...Does anyone remember Mrs. Fine's dog, Happy? Boy was that little beagle a piece of work!! He would get out and all he would do is bark and bark and bark....Mr. Burke would walk across the street and very politely introduce himself to Mrs. Fine.Then he would use some "choice words" asking her to please shut her dog up.This was on Sundale Ave & 122 St.

Name: Stephanie brito () on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 10:05:37
City and State: RPV, Ca
Maiden: Hall
Class: 61
Message: John, Sue Jolly asked me to say hello to you and she'd like to be on the class list even though she's not emailing at the moment. You are still doing a super job and all those Cougars are still the best.
Hi Stephanie, I just added her to the list, and do know that lots of Cougs without email addresses want to be able to contact their friends too. Please have her go to the Student Info section and fill out the form. You do not have to be a member to do this. It's purely for reunion and get-together purposes only, and will not be given to anyone but your reunion committee members. It's tough to keep everyone together but we're doing our best. OH, and tell Sue I said hi, and to GET A COMPUTER.

Name: Raymond Smith () on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 02:47:14
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Class: 1981
Message: wow...talking about snakes and dogs reminds me of my dog "Daq". In my skateboarding days I would use him to pull me down the streets because he loves to run run run. And he was good tool to use to attract the girls from school too since I was kinda shy in my early days. I wonder if anyone knows my dalmaton on 116th street and Doty cuz he would get out at nights and be home by 5 am barking "Let me in". On a few times he was chased by the SPCA whom come knocking on my dog and giving me a ticket. He got caught only once. I often wonder home many pup's he
Not giving away my age but when I was in Kindergarten at York school, dogs ran loose in Hawthorne. My dog, Tubby would walk us to school and meet us back at school about noon, and walk us home. Like your dog, I'm sure he scattered a few offspring along the way.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 02:44:17
City and State: Spanglish
Maiden: Biermania
Class: 76
Message: Llave, LLavos, Quesadilla, Quasadilla; listen, big guy: I took THREE YEARS of first year Spanish and still can't get it right. I don't know Jorge as well as Keith but then I never threw any benches in the pool either. If I'd ever been called to the Principal's office I'd have needed an ambulance to carry me there on my way to the cardiac recovery center.
Keith and George were on a first name basis all right. Keith told Jorge, he threw the bench in the pool so he'd have a place to sit down and rest while swimming laps.
Now Keith, you know we're just funnin' with you.

Name: Norv Vorhis () on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 01:05:57
City and State: Monrovia, Ca
Class: 59
Message: Lyman: I only ate the donuts. Since my barn was moved to Compton, from North Long Beach, my commute takes me by the one at Atlantic and Alondra, I thought I'd take pictures of the survivors. I used to stop in Randy's every day in '79 thru '81 when I had the Culver City route. I found out about Century and Normandy at "Classmates". JB: Randy's is at La Cienega and Manchester, I was thinking La Cienega and typing Florence.
I fixed it....

Name: Terrie () on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 00:47:46
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Maiden: kostiszak
Class: 83
Message: Keith - I remember a dog named King, I dont remember the name of the Rice's dogs though, that is awful what happened at the park and the stitches, I remember hearing about that though.
Time to start emailing

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 21:03:32
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Class: 76
Message: The Rices were very close friends of ours and Mike was very good friend of mine. His snake was huge. His dog Siska was a huge problem cause he would literally bite everyone. At the little league field he bit at least 3 or four guys in the face as they were sitting down including ross Weineberger who was sitting right next to me when Siska bit him in the face and gave him about 20 stictches. His dogs were big, but one day they were walking down by Holy Glen Park and they were running free in the field and King (the neighborhood Wolf mix) at easily 180 lbs got loose and tore the hell out of all the dogs. It was a very loud fight. King was awesome

Name: Terrie () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 20:54:33
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Maiden: Kostiszak
Class: 83
Message: Keith - That was a great idea to start a magazine, I will look forward to seeing your web page especially since I am into health and fitness. I did not see the pro bowl, I dont watch sports but I love to play sports (softball,Raqetball). I worked at The Mirage on Superbowl Sunday at a Superbowl Banquet party in the Siegfried and Roy room, tons of people. I love working Banquets in Vegas, last week I worked a huge banquet of 3,300 people, Dana Carvey of Saturday nite Live was guest speaker, was cool to see him, he did the Church Lady act was hilarious. Aloha and good luck on the Magazine!!

Name: Terrie () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 16:13:16
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Maiden: kostiszak
Class: 83
Message: Michelle - That is cool you remember Mike Rice pet snake, was it a Boa or a Python, I forgot. Mike and Tracy Rice had cool dogs too, they were trained to stop at every corner and not move until one of the Rices siblings said OK and give the dogs a sign, then the dogs would cross the street. I loved their dogs. But the poor poor live rats we fed the snake, I dont think I could do that today to them. It was cruel.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 15:08:49
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: I assumed everyone KNEW Jorge Llavos was the . BTW, Jorge, I'd like to see that old Boy's Life magazine, too. The Branigan's are pretty involved in the Scouting program; it would be interesting to see what they were writing about 67 years ago and compare it to today's product.
Llavos?? I thought it was Llave. Sharon, did you know him or not?

Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 14:31:37
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
Message: Any Cougars in the cold cold state of Vermont? Might be going in a couple of weeks. Montpelier to be exact.

Name: Frances Mayse () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 12:46:13
City and State: Tucson, Arizona
Maiden: Mayse
Class: 64
Message: Went to Hawthorne High 63 and 64, (transferred from Lawndale High 62 and 63). Good memories of both!
Thanks Frances

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 12:36:11
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Class: 76
Message: Groundhog Day I lived it back around 1994 when I flew to LA 5 times in one month on Hawaiian Air and the inflight movie to LA was Groundhog Day. I knew how Bill Murray felt. And, what a bummer another 6 weeks of Winter here in Hawaii will kill me. Not having many clouds and being 85 degrees is killing me. How did you like the Pro Bowl. I suggest starting a magazine to everyone cause it gets you all kinds of neat stuff. Got Press Passes to the Pro Bowl which got us in the locker room and interviewed everyone. Plus got a helmet, wrist bands (that Jerry Rice wore during practice). Though the magazine will be available in Hawaii mostly, some are going to Japan and the Mainland. Look for it in gyms and health clubs, called HawaiiFit & Nutrition. We have over 200 locations (+ close to 300 doctors offices) in Hawaii going to carry it. We'll have a website up in about 6 weeks. I will keep you up to date. Also, August 9 is our show date this year for the Aloha Muscle Jam. If you plan to be in town tell me and I will get you tickets. Aloha

Name: Bob Poorman () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 12:01:42
City and State: Buried in White stuff in Wayzata, MN
Class: '77
Message: Wasn't there one of those big doughnuts on Imperial too? I'm thinking somewhere within a few blocks or so of Freeman where we lived for about 7 years.
Yeah, I think there was, but I can't remember where.

Name: Michelle () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 11:16:23
City and State: Palmdale,CA
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 78
Message: Terri - Wow! I remember Mike Rice's snake. I remember one time him trying to gross out (yep, gotta use to 'ol "gross out" lingo for this one) me and Lynn McGuyre by feeding it a mouse in front of us. Well, we felt so bad for the mouse that when he left the room we got the mouse out and let it go in the backyard. Needless to say, Mike wasn't too happy with us.
....and the poor snake starved to death?

Name: Terrie () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 10:47:48
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Maiden: Kositszak
Class: 83
Message: I went to Randys Donuts last year before I got on the freeway to go back home to Las Vegas. I got a coffee mug with the donut logo on it and a great tasting donut, about as good as Krispy Kreme. I met Randy (the owner) really nice guy. and the line to get a donut was LONG. So its still popular and worth the wait.
Never eaten a "Big Donut" donut.

Name: lyman moss () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 08:27:35
City and State: everett,wa.
Class: 59
Message: Ah yes the Big Donut Drive in, I used to work at the one on Manchester Blvd and La Cieniga Blvd, also the one at Sepulveda and Culver Blvd in 1958 and 1959. A class mate of mine named Charles Wilson class of 59 and a Hawthorne High Graduate. His Dad George Wilson was one of the founders of the Big Donut and the Pup and Taco.
Do you remember him Norval?

"Pup n Taco", now there's one I'd forgotten. I just looked up Pup N Taco and it was bought out by Taco Bell in 1985. I guess I haven't been paying attention.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 00:30:29
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Class: 77
Message: Greg Staffon, I'm still having flashbacks on that fake knuckle ball you flashed me just before jammin a 100 mph under my chin. Anyway, I did manage to pop one up just inside the right field line out of reach of the first baseman. But I was never the same after that.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 23:29:45
City and State: T.O., CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: MaryAnn Dowell is on the left and Cynthia Valencia 2nd from right. Why wasn't I invited to this party????
You were waiting for Mike and Mikey to get home from junior woodchucks or somethin' like that. Yep, you gottem all except for George Key. Jorge, can you believe no one remembers what you look like.
Thanks Sharon.....

Name: Norv Vorhis () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 21:28:02
City and State: Monrovia, Ca
Class: 59
Message: I used to stop the one at Compton and Western in the early AM, when I delivered the LA Times in that area (prior to 1954). Regarding the guy up top He was the one who was supposed to have said "that ought to hold the little b*st*rds Zooooom, Norm
Never heard that one about Captain Jet, "the ZOOOOOM guy" and yes, you are CORRECT sir. It's Captain Jet and he's still alive at 83. He's even got an email address if you want to email him. It's

Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 20:26:06
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Maiden: Tom's wife
Class: 79
Message: To George Key: Mentioning Jeff Hakman brought back memories for me. Jeff's Dad, Harry and my Dad worked together at North American Aviation for years. Tool Designers at Dept 210. Our families went camping together and we often visited their home up in P.V. Of course they later moved to Hawaii. I missed seeing Jeff a couple of years ago when he was down in Costa Mesa, signing posters of himself. I believe he still lives in Hawaii and has a surf school in France. He has a book out called Mr. Sunset and I recall that producers bought the rights to it. (make into a movie) Jeff was a cutie and WOW did I have a crush on him.
Walter Holt, perhaps my Dad knew your Dad at NAA. We lived in Torrance and my maiden name is Fawley. I'm married to a cougar. :}

Name: Don Burns () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 19:12:39
City and State: Downey, CA
Class: 57
Message: Hey Cougs, there is still a Big Donut shop on Bellflower Blvd, & Walnut, but it is a bagel shop now. Talk about Glazed donuts I used to pull my wagon up & down the streets from Rosecrans to 133 st from Haw. to Ing. selling donuts from the donut shop @ the NW corner of 147 & Haw., the man that owned the shop lived 3 doors west of us on 142 west of Ramona, he would bring them home so my sis & I could start selling them @ 8:00 am, we made 1 penny each donut we sold. More later Don
And yet another Donut Shop found. Thanks Don....

Name: Jenee () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 18:18:13
City and State: lewisville/texas
Message: Thanks! This website helped a lot!

Name: betsy () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 17:07:37
City and State: az
Maiden: watts
Class: 76
Message: I see Susie Bierman, Konnie Krislock, maybe Gloria V5??
You see correctly....thanks Betsy.

Name: Karen () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 15:27:49
City and State: Hawthorne
Class: 1980
Message: Is that Bonnie Walker in the back row?
Sorry Karen, no.......

Name: doris () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 14:10:47
E-Mail: yup!
City and State: naturly!
Maiden: of course!
Class: old
Message: DROOOOOL! Glazed doughnuts! NUMMY! But we never had "special" coffee, did we? We just had it hot and black, right? That's just about how I like my coffee now ... only with a little brandy in it ... OH! Just in the evenings, of course!!!! WARMS a person (or at least makes them THINK they're warm) in all this cold snowy weather! Nummm ... glazed doughnuts. Now I'm not going to be able to get that out of my mind! Submarine sandwiches were coming into the spotlight back then, weren't they? Remember a little place just off of El Segundo on Inglewood Avenue; seems to me they were the first place for subs.

Name: TomSusie&Sherees Mom () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 14:10:16
City and State: 2windy4me,NM
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: 647175
Message: was located at Sepulveda and Washington in Culver City...
Near my favorite Mexican place, TITO'S

Name: susie and her Mom () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 13:54:29
City and State: windy in NM
Maiden: Auer/Klingenhagen
Class: 41&71
Message: Don't forget the Big Donut located at Sepulveda and Culver Blvds. Confirmed by my Mom, Mrs. Klingenhagen(Belleville Township H.S.,Belleville,IL)
Thank you Mom K, and there was one in Gardena at Normandie(?) too.

Name: doris () on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 09:52:03
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: HAPPY GROUND HOG DAY COUGARS EVERYWHERE! Haven't heard if he saw his shadow or not! However, awoke in beautiful downtown Twin Falls, Idaho this morning and my WackyWeatherman had delivered an inch of the beautiful white fluffy stuff! SNOW!!!! WOW! Dr. Zhivago time! And how is our beautiful So. Cal. weather doing today? Incidentally, what did we do in the 50's and 60's without latte' stands? Where did we get our doughnuts and coffee??? That's one I can't remember at ALL!!! We musta dun it??? Din' we?
Let's see, there was Winchells on 122nd and Hawthorne; Dunkin Donuts on Hardy(?) and La Brea; or the BIG DONUT on Manchester and La Cienega. I knew my doughnuts.
That was back when you could get one dozen warm glazed doughnuts for 60 cents.

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