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Name: Q as in susie () on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 14:54:51
E-Mail: Mustaangsusie21@msn.com
City and State: in da 505
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: '71
Message: ...I've got the BABY BROWNIE SPECIAL camera...think they still have film for it? There's an all FORD car show here next sunday and I hope to enter it. Last year I went but didn't enter and one of the judges was mad!!! Will let you know how "we" do...
Good Luck Susie.....



Name: Chris Prewitt () on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 12:37:00
E-Mail: cjprewitt@juno.com
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: Norv Vorhis , ?KELLY AIRPORT, INGLEWOOD & BROADWAY 1930 How do I remember that?? Maybe you found this page which has a list of almost all of the southern California airports from 1910 ?til present.
Show off....



Name: kelley () on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 10:29:13
E-Mail: kelleycurrie@charter.net
City and State: Englewood,Or
Class: 67
Message: i remember the trolly car tracks down hawthorne blvd..but there wasn't a trolly for years..did anyone ever see the trolly car running?
It ran until the late 50's.....



Name: Jim Peppers () on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 07:43:15
E-Mail: JimPeppers@yahoo.com
City and State: Athens, Greece
Class: 61
Message: Dan Dye, whom I remember very well, I thank you for your message in the feedback. Very nicely and wisely said. Never had a problem saying "I love you" however, had a big problem believing it when somebody said it to me. Got over it and will accept such sentiments now that I'm old and gray. Wish I had been more mature at an earlier stage in my life. Anyway, love you and your message. Jim Peppers



Name: john hagethorn () on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 05:21:29
E-Mail: 73cougar60@msn.com
City and State: las vegas nv
Class: 60
Message: in 1953 in 6th grade had an la examiner route imperial to lennox and haw blvd to inglewood ave. also use to stuff sunday papers on sat for 10cents a hundred. mr clyde walker was our boss. had a herald express rack sw corner of imperial and prairie. never made a dime as there was a donut shop there. this was in 54 when i was in 7th grade at HIS. walked to the rack from school then home to ramona and 120th. in 8th grade set pins and kept score at haw bowl, also set pins at inglewood bowl. setting pins was hard work for this 12yr old.



Name: George Key () on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 03:19:45
E-Mail: mathesh@aol,com
City and State: PVE
Class: 80
Message: First concert was Benny Goodman in the casino at Catalina Island. They closed at midnight but he and Lionel Hampton went to a bar and played another two hours. We were too young for the bar so we danced on the sidewalk.
Don't know if it is still there but I had a picture in the office of the old airfield with all the old WW1 planes lined up. I was told they closed the field after the owner and a student hit the electric wires along Inglewood Ave while landing.
Sometime in the 1930 era took me to Mines field (now LAX) to see the Graph Zepplin come in. I still have pictures I took with my Brownie camera and true--nothing but bean fields.

There you go, you've heard it from the horses...er Principal's mouth. A bonafide eye witness to WW1. You make me feel so young, George....thank you.



Name: tom siebert () on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 01:29:38
E-Mail: namvetnavy70
City and State: pahrump,nev
Message: I am a graduate of Lennox High looking for an old friend who graduated from Hawthorne. Her name is Andrea Jesse (Dew). If you have any info please e-mail me. Thanks
I remember Andi Dew. She hung out with Cheryl and Tonya and a few others that I can't remember. Sorry Tom, but I don't have a clue. Saw her last in the mid 70's. Maybe someone else knows something.



Name: Cindy Colby () on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 00:28:34
E-Mail: cindycolby@att.net
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: I moved to Hawthorne in 1947, I had always been told that Hawthorne was nothing but bean fields, in fact I am sure that there were farms in my neighborhood because we had veggies growing in our back yard for years and we never planted them. Norv, you couldn't possibly remember 1930, your Dad must have told you that.



Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 23:40:08
E-Mail: ct_helpdesk@yahoo.com
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
Message: I didn?t really start going to concerts until after my kids started school but the most fun I?ve ever had at a concert was Jimmy Buffet at the Greek Theater. We won those tickets so I didn?t really know who he was?until he started singing. The audience was a trip and Buffet seemed to have the most fun of anyone I?ve ever seen performing live. So, I?m coming out of the parrot cage? now you know.



Name: Keith D. Jones () on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 23:23:37
E-Mail: cmi50@yahoo.com
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Class: 76
Message: Just sitting here watching a show I'm sure the elder cougars would enjoy. It features autos in Hawaii. There is a guy who collects Corvettes and has them from 1953 to 1967. He doesn't like any after that. In fact he just said he owns the very first Corvette sold in Hawaii a 1954. He has a 1957 Corvette that has 38,000 original miles and has never had any restoration done. It looks brand new. Has all the original parts and everything. Pretty cool I thought John and the auto guys would have liked to seen this show.
Sounds like my kinda show Keith, thanks....



Name: Norv Vorhis () on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 20:58:56
E-Mail: olds88coupe@yahoo.com
City and State: Monrovia, Ca
Class: 59
Message: KELLY AIRPORT, INGLEWOOD & BROADWAY 1930 How do I remember that?



Name: Chris Prewitt () on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 20:40:39
E-Mail: cjprewitt@juno.com
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: I presently dial, for free, into my work's access to the Internet. I am thinking about getting "High speed" Internet access. I would like to know what type of ?High Speed? Internet connection the people at CT have.
Connection type:
A: DSL
B: Cable
C: Other _________
Approximate monthly cost of connection: $________.
Are there any other external monthly costs? Example: require cable TV hookup. If so how much are the extra fees? $_________
Have you used another high-speed service and dropped it?
If you dropped a service why did you drop it?
Please email to cjprewitt@juno.com with the subject: Cougartown Internet Survey



Name: Jerry Miles () on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 20:18:30
E-Mail: jfmiles@pacbell.net
City and State: Fair Oak, California
Class: 66
Message: Raymond, the story I was always told by the people who were old enough to remember was that just prior to HHS being built it was a bean field. They just plowed it over and built the school. But you know how some people like to tell tall tales to little kids. My mom thinks there was a baseball field there once.



Name: Denny () on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 19:54:53
E-Mail: unfried@dslextreme.com
City and State: Del Aire
Class: 55
Message: Re: Raymond Smith's ? ~ Before HHS was built most of the land was being used to grow turnips and celery. At the West end there was one old home facing El Segundo Blvd nestled in a bunch of eucalyptus trees. The Schufelt family lived there and their son Rudy was in my year at Dana. Now my question is when did the city put in sidewalks and curbs as none were there when I graduated.
They were there when I graduated, so it was in that 7 year period.



Name: John Brant () on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 17:44:57
E-Mail: lizard_king_2000@yahoo.com
City and State: Portland, OR
Class: 77
Message: I've seen dozens of concerts over the years. First one was Jethro Tull, "Warchild Tour" 1974 @ the Forum. Best is a tie between Foreigner, Reo Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, & Lynyrd Skynyrd, summer of '77 at Anaheim Stadium and Scorpions, Molly Hatchet, Cheap Trick, AC/DC (w/Bon Scott), and The Who in Nuremburg Germany summer of '79. Pink Floyd "Animals Tour" '77 Anaheim Stadium wasn't bad either, especially when they blew up the giant inflatable pig! Remember that Dan?
Yes he remembers it.



Name: Raymond Smith () on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 16:26:20
E-Mail: Kawabunganorth@juno.com
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Class: 1981
Message: I have read a many a pages in here but still have yet to hear this one. Before Hawthorne High was built, what was the land used for before then? (I know a partial answer).
Back in the 20's it was an airfield.....



Name: Dan Johnson () on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 16:02:26
E-Mail: wch1ispink@aol.com
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Class: 77
Message: Ron Dokken -- I can't tell you how many times I was tempted to ask if you were related to Don Dokken but I figured the name was just a coincidence. One of my friends in Sacramento is friends with former Dokken guitarist George "Mr. Scary" Lynch I went to so many concerts I cannot remember my first one -- serious. Pink Floyd never played the Forum -- once they moved up to arenas they always played the Sports Arena (even the very few "Wall" shows they did in 1981). I never got a chance to see Yes with Wakeman (just Patrick Moraz for me) but I do have the Yessongs DVD with Wakeman which is incredible. Hey Mailander, I go to Spaceland on occasion but if I went with you, you'd still be the oldest guy in the bar!



Name: ROJO () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 23:15:16
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
City and State: YOUKNOW
Maiden: STILDOOWOPIN
Class: 6OH
Message: The Cherry Pie is still bitchin!! Give me some. Cherry, Cherry pie! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.



Name: Kathy Drager () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 23:05:00
E-Mail: kdrager@comcast.net
City and State: Lodi, CA
Maiden: Barnes
Class: 61
Message: Hey Robin Hood: The spring of '53 I was only 10 years old. I can't believe my mother let me go to a party with "11 year old boys!" I do remember the party and playing spin the bottle. Sorry about the carpal tunnel - those are fond memories.



Name: Paul Wisman () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 22:45:45
E-Mail: hobocat1@attbi.com
City and State: Torrance, Ca
Maiden: the memories just keep on coming
Class: 61
Message: Hey Barney McArdle, good memory! You probably remember me from the ?57 Varsity football team. No I wasn?t a freshman gridiron sensation that year just the manager. Dust off your 1958 El Molino and check out page 116. I?m at the far left in the team photo. What a great year that was for Cougar football. With the likes of Gillespie, Wade, Tift, McFerrin, Kimbrell, Long, Armstrong, and of course McArdle leading the way, we took the Pioneer League championship only to lose to Whittier 26, 0 in the first round of the CIF finals. Boeing huh, I did some time with North American Aviation in the sixties. My current boss has a home in Everett overlooking the sound. Very beautiful country! Gotta like the rain though. My sister, Joann also graduated in ?58. Thanks for the memories.



Name: Jean MacErnie () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 22:31:49
E-Mail: mamamac@juno.com
City and State: Albq NM
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 68
Message: Hi again....I was very surprised to see my sister, Roberta in here! I also wanted to take this time to thank her for thinking of my on my birthday. What a pleasant surprise!! Also want to thank John and Matt Peterson for thinking of me on this day as well....which will not be official til May 17th...
First concert...I can remember in the early 60's, my mom would take my sister and I to the Sports Arena in LA and some other places (I forget). We saw the beach boys at most of them, Stevie Wonder, Chiffons, Shirelles, Martha and the Vandellas and many more....Then there was the Monkee Concert...In the mid 60's we went to a TAMI show...Once again there were the Beach Boys, the Stones, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Jan and Dean, Ike and Tina Turner, Supremes and more....I believe that was in 66....Years later, like 1975, while living in Albq NM I actually saw that show on TV. What a surpirse that was!! Then we went to a taping of Shindig....The Stones were the special guest. We were so anxious to see them....but their part was taped....what a disappointment that was. Well we did see Bobby Sherman.
I also remember going to this bowling alley in Beverly Hills with my sister and a couple of her friends to see some movie stars bowl in a league. Roberta really liked Paul Peterson then (The Donna Reed Show). So she got to talk to him and have her picture taken. We had our picture taken too, Somehow Tiger Beat magazine got wind of this and came in and took our picture too.
My first Albq concert in the early 70's was War, Redbone, and maybe Meat loaf...I think. Does anyone remember Emmett Rhodes of HHS? Class of 68...or around that. He had a band too. I wonder that became of him.
To Jessie...I do remember your brother Santos...actually for a brief time he would tease me after school when I was walking home. If I walked passed the Vandergalens house on the corner of 122nd and Burl and he was there....it would happen. I was embarrassed, but I kept walking and never said a thing. But that was 38 years ago and we were all so young...Hope that he is doing well these days. I also remember that hugh christmas tree in your front yard and always wondered why your family never put lights up on it at Christmas....Now I know why....Who would want to climb up there and do that? It was a big tree. My mom bought a tree from the Nakai nursery. She wanted a tree that would grow to about 8 feet....Well it grew and grew and grew...to more like 80 feet. The roots uplifted the foundation of the house making it hard to shut the back door. It also messed up the water pipes in the front yard. The city was going to fix it, but they would have to take up my dads brick side walk in the yard....So he did all the work by himself. After we sold the house in 69 the new neighbors cut that monster tree down and used the huge stump as a table.
To Janis...I remember all those people you mentioned on 122nd st...but I have more memories of you and your family, the Maxsons, and Martins. (there were 2 Martin families. I am thinking of Nancy (69) and George (68). Do you remember Frog and Inez Johnson and their kids Terry and Irene? I heard that Irene married Hector Carrillos sister. Do you remember that at Christmas the Maxsons would put a covered wagon in their front yard and decorate it...That was neat. Besides Laura and I loved to play in it. I also remember the patio your family built in the back yard. The huge brick bbq pit, the fishermans net on the wall with the sea shells and star fish. It was a good size patio and very nice. ok well enough for now....I did get carried away....there are just so many memories.....they are never ending.....



Name: ROJO () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 21:33:45
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
City and State: YOUKNOW
Maiden: DOOWOP
Class: 6OH
Message: John, I guess I can put Yogi's theory to bed. You're open and I feel like writing a little.:0) With all this talk of how far to school and such and your first concert and I'm sorry to say, the passing of John Connoy,(Paul Penn why don't you get in touch), I've got a couple of cents I'll throw in, so here go's. Don't know quite how far it was when we were going to school as going home. Never really wanted to go class until I fell in love in hi skewl.:0) I know it was a lot shorter getting there than I would have liked, as opposed to going home when it was kind of at your leisure. Most of us at Dana (yea the good part of town) rode the bus to and from school. I personally lived on 118th pl., just east of Anza, middle of the 405 in these years, thats La Cienega to you youngsters. Well once in awhile we would skip the bus ride and walk home from up there on aviation and 135th. And Mr Baker, how far would that be on your locator, thingymabobber? We actually walked to school a couple of times in early 6th or 7th grade when Anza dead ended at El Segundo and then picked up across the street behind a barrier. At that time there were many orientals that were farming that southwest area of El Segundo and Anza, that became the Holly Glen tract of homes. We used to cut across their vegetable fields to get to school a little quicker. Well they wouldn't want us in their crops for fear we would destroy them, so they would come chasing us in their trucks! That was funny...they ruined more crop's in one run with that truck than we would have in a season. We would run like hell with them after us, laughing all the way. Did kind of scare us with them swinging machete's and such though. My first real concert, Dick Clark's Caravan, Spokane coliseum 1964. Saw the like's of Gene Pitney, Mary Wells, Fabian, The Shirelle's or the Crystals (brain fade or CRS disease) can't remember which girl group it was, about twelve or fourteen acts. Live, just like on 45!! Jeez, it was a gas. That 4 Prep's concert at HHS was my senior year and that was 1960(The Best Class in HHS History) 26 mile's across the sea, I was a big man. Ah, great tune's. By the way John, I love cherry pie!!! It seems like John or Johnnie shows up in alot of music lingo? huh? Especially "oldies". Next on the music section after this try Robert and "Johnny", "We Belong Together". Dan Dye, John and Janet aaaand the ressstttt of you Coug's, it don't hurt to tell some one you love em! Cause if you wait... you may be talking to yourself!!! We love you all. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude.
Hey Russ, Geez, Tolstoi would be jealous. Keith has nothing on you. I need an address to know how far it was and if you were cutting through farm fields it wouldn't be accurate anyway. Yes, as you can see, it was 1960 and I was a lowly Soph when the 4 Preps did their assembly thing and that was my very first concert. I'll have to search the bowels of my record collection to find Robert and Johnny, but I think they're there. Thanks EL, it's always fun and tell Jude we all said hey. OH and I LOVE YOU GUYS MAAAANN!!!!



Name: Jerry Pat Simpson () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 18:10:13
E-Mail: jerypat6244@yahoo.com
City and State: Santa Clarita
Message: HEY JOHN, Can you see if any one can put a name to this picture?
If I remember right John didn't the Four Preps come to the school around 1961, and do two shows in the boys gym? I think that had to be my first concert.

You're right....that was my first one also.



Name: Laura Anderson () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 17:30:37
E-Mail: dsnycrw@ivic.net
City and State: Hemet, CA
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 79
Message: On the concert thread...First concert was Elvis at the Fabulous Forum probably about 1974. He was in his heavy days and I was only about 13. I just couldn't understand why women were throwing underwear at him. Seats were great though...only 10 rows from the stage. Next concert was better! Mom was a huge Neil Diamond fan and let me skip school to stand in line 8 hours at the Greek Theater for tickets. Arno Portegies asked me to get tickets for him and ever the gentleman, he asked me to go with him! Neil was still doing his "Hot August Night" thing and was awesome!! Best concert is a toss up between Berlin at the Greek about 1983, Prince in 1984, and recently The NewsBoys in Monterey. My concert experiences and album collection are quite eclectic.
I saw Neil Diamond at the Greek too, about that same time. Another great one at the Greek was the Righteous Bros and the Captain and Tenille opened for one of the previous acts. Saw Miles Davis there but really could have missed that one. Slightly too far out there for me.



Name: Barney McArdle () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 14:31:39
E-Mail: barney.f.mcardle@boeing.com
City and State: Everett, Washington
Class: 1958
Message: Hey Glen Christman, I was in the class of '58 and I remember you----a little. I have two years and I will retire from Boeing. Hope all is well with you. Paul Wisman, I think I remember you also. I had a paper route for the "Mirror News", which is now the Herald. I got fired, because I spent all the money on a sweater I wanted, before completing the collections to pay the paper their part. Yep, those were the days.
Barney, The Herald or Herald Express, as it was called, has been long gone for about 15 years. I have the last paper they printed.....somewhere.



Name: Roberta Moore () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 14:12:25
E-Mail: robertamoorenv@hotmail.com
City and State: Baker, Nevada
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 1967
Message: Thought I'd send a brief message to my sister, Jean MacErnie - because I know how loyal she is and how much she enjoys the Cougartown page.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday Jean....



Name: susie () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 11:09:09
E-Mail: Mustangsusie21@msn.com
City and State: 87111 in da 505
Maiden: klingenhagen
Class: '71
Message: ...I remember the Strawberry Alarm Clock at the Memorial center (didn't we call it the Canteen?). I may sell my 68 Mustang, go to our CAR TALK page to see her. I made a promise to own one from '65 to '70, and I have two to go...a '65 & a '70...
Actually the first model was the 64, so you really need 3 more.



Name: Larry Biller () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 10:35:59
E-Mail: lbiller49@yahoo.com
City and State: Portland,OR
Class: 1967
Message: One of the best concerts was Loggins and Messina at the Universal Ampitheater during their farewell tour in the mid 70's.



Name: Sharon Branigan () on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 10:12:33
E-Mail: srbranigan.srb@verizon.net
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: First concert, Bobby Sherman, at the Forum, hadda be about 1970? I remember wearing a dress, mocassins and nylons (NOT hose.) Packed house, all s, no one over 13, I think... screaming endlessly... I remember his "skating" up and down the stage. Jill, I would trade my Bobby Sherman for your Barry Manilow any day!
Bobby Sherman, to me, always looked like a cross between Robert Redford and Ricky Nelson.


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