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Name: Bobby Fitzgerald () on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 04:03:33
City and State: santa ana,ca.
Message: When the Bough Breaks, directed by the Late Mark Robson, when he was making that movie, I was his butler. Living on Cliffwood Dr. in Brentwood. just a Cougar FYI.
SEE YOU ALL AT CRUISE NITE
Hey Bobby, I thought you had to have a name like Jeeves or Tibbs to be a butler. See you on the 2nd.....
Name: Alcaraz () on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 00:44:59
City and State: Fort Smith, Ar
Message: Nice work. You are to be commended for your dedication.
Name: Pam Betraun () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 22:47:39
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: My husband and I were reading through the feedback, and on the previous page someone mentioned the movie "When the Bough Breaks" That movie was filmed in Hawthorne. We lived on 131st at the time the movie was filmed 2 doors down from us. We had Martin Sheen's trailer parked in front of our house for a couple of days. We have great video of him. He was really great to come out and talk to everyone and have his picture taken. They even repainted the water tower that was between 131st and 135. I can't remember the street.
Just to let everyone know Bob Asire class of 1977 is the proud owner of Coaches Bar and Grill on Inglewood ave. It has alot of Hawthorne High sport pictures and is a great local bar plus they have great steaks.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 21:21:01
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: I have a few Elvis things. Did you know who put on a benefit concert at Pearl Harbor Bloch Arena to help raise the money to build the Arizona Memorial...Elvis did. Also, I had an old friend whose dad had moved into Belair West Gate on the golf course. He had a 18,000 sq ft. house built and then bought his daughter (my old friend) the house next door. She invites me over when I was in town. The first time I went I saw this old run down single story ranch style home that had the address she gave me but just didn;t look like the type of house she would have. As I drove down the driveway she comes running out yelling Keith Keith. Anyway long story short, she gives me a tour and I see all these holes in the walls and things missing like cabinet doors and stuff. I asked what the heck happened and she told me that it used to be Elvis's house and before her dad bought it people would come in a steal anything they could take. the one neat thing they didn;t take was this custom couch that was about 10' long and 5' wide. When you sat in it your legs would be out straight and not touch the ground. Also my ex got kissed by him when she was small and he was in Dallas and she fainted. Those are my Elvis stories except I like Viva las vegas.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 21:00:17
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: I wore my CougarTown T-Shirt on Saturday, and didn't run into any fellow Cougars. Funny though, I kept running into the same chick from Aviation everywhere I went. I'd go in the kitchen, and there she was. The Living room. Same deal. Hallway. Yep. Back yard. There she was again. Family room. She's on the couch. It's like I couldn't get away from her. Bedroom? Ahhhh. Let's not go there.
Name: Pat Underwood () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 20:30:10
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: I downloaded from the net Elvis Presley?s last concert in June of 1977. I was fortunate enough to be able to see him in concert at the Forum in 1970. I can tell you now that there will never be another male singer that will even come close to this man and his fabulous voice. Of course his opening act was why I went, Joey Heatherton remember her? Hey John at least I?m moving into the 70?s and I just might make it into my own age level next year. I hope your still here when I make it. LOL.
I too saw Elvis at the Forum in 1970. I agree, great performer.
Name: JOE BROWN () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 20:15:17
City and State: Apple Valley,Ca
Message: HELLO EVERYBODY, DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE LITTLE FAIR THAT WAS LOCATED ON 117 OR IT MIGHT OF BEEN ON 116 TH ST JUST WEST OF HAWTHORNE BLVD. MY FATHER USED TO TAKE US KID'S THERE ON THE WEEKEND'S . THERE ALSO USED TO BE THOSE LITTLE TEAR DROP SHAPED TRAILERS THERE I GUESS THEY WERE RENTALS MAYBE USED FOR CAMPING BACK IN THOSE DAYS .. IF ANYONE REMEMBERS THIS LITTLE FAIR PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND IF YOU REMEMBER THE NAME OF IT THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL . DONT CONFUSE THIS WITH THE FAIR THAT WAS AT THE PARK BY NORTHROP EL SEGUNDO AND PARIRIE THIS LITTLE FAIR WAS A PERMENTE FIXTURE AT THAT TIME THANKS AND LET ME KNOW !!!!!!!!!!!
Hey Joe, the last person that asked the same question was from Leuzinger and had the same last name (Brown). Rockwell Kiddieland was the name of the Carnival and Boyce Trailer Rentals (right next door) was the name of the....well you know.
Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 18:32:19
E-Mail: look it up
City and State: Los Angeles, Ca
Message: I did not wear a Cougartown tee shirt and I ran into Patty and Cheryl Smith (HHS 71) and Mrs. (mother) Smith. I have not seen Patty and Cheryl in 32 years nor Mrs. Smith in 40 years. I saw them walking through a parking lot at the Mall in Oxnard and they did not have on HHS tee shirts. The big joke was that all four of us had gray hair.
It looks like the Jensens will have representatives from the 60's 70's and 80's at Fosters. See you all then.
Hey Bob, see you at Fosters.
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 14:53:21
City and State: Long Beach
Message: "It's a Small World After All...." I gotta story to relate! I didn't run into any Cougars over the weekend, but I met one this morning at work. We got a call from a guy wanting to connect with the owner of my firm to see if he could bid on a project we're in charge of. When he said his name was Bud Rhodes, I asked him if he went to Hawthorne High. Sure enough! Not only the same school, but we were in the same graduating class! We agreed to look for each other at the upcoming Cruise Night. What a kick!
Now see how that works. Great story Ingrid. See you both on August 2.
Name: Larry Biller () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 14:17:18
City and State: Portland,OR
Message: More good news: As of tomorrow I am no longer unemployed!...Well gotta run and enjoy the Oregon sun while it lasts.
Name: Cindy Colby () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 10:48:13
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: I also wore my CT shirt of Saturday, I didn't see anyone, my grandson who is three, thought it was really cool though.
Jan Freeman, one of these times when you plan to come down to So. Cal. let me know and we can get together.
Jean Caldwell, sounds like just another weekend at the MacEarnie residences.
See you all on the 2nd. Cindy
Name: Doug Brocker () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 00:46:22
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Thank you for putting this web page together.
Hi Doug, thank you for being out there.
Name: Stephen () on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 00:13:16
City and State: Castaic, ca
Message: Jump In...the water's fine!
Name: Jan Peterson () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 21:38:18
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Message: To Jerry Miles: BUMMER!! I am at my parents house this weekend in Canyon Lake. I figured that I would have a real good chance for a Cougar siting in Southern California, and then find out that there is a Cougar at my back door. I hope that we do run INTO each other sometime tho!! I am going to make it a point to go have lunch with Bill Ennis sometime soon. Have a great week! Jan
Name: Diane Beeles () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 21:18:21
City and State: Torrance, Ca.90504
Message: Wondering if I can still purchase my annuals? Mine got ruined in water leak.
Thanks for having this web site.
Hi Diane, Call the school as they do have some back issues. Not sure if they go back 40 years, though.
Name: Jean MacErnie () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 19:03:50
City and State: Albq NM
Message: HI TO ALL YOU COUGARS OUT THERE. ALBQ IS GETTING SOME OF THAT AWFUL HEAT! fOR A WEEK OR SO IT HAS BEEN 100 PLUS. ANYWAY HERE IS A WATER TOWER MEMORY THAT I THOUGHt I WOULD SHARE...KIND OF FUNNY NOW, BUT AT THE TIME IT WAS ScARY!! WHEN MY EX GOT OUT OF THE SERVICE WE MOVED BACK TO CAL AND MOVED INTO AN APARTMENT THAT WAS A COUPLE DOORS DOWN FROM THAT BIG GREEN WATER TOWER...WELL ONE DAY MY HUSBAND DECIDED TO GO HAVE A FEW BEERS WITH HIS BROTHER AND SOME FRIENDS AT WORK. AT SOME POINT THEY DECIDED TO MOVE IT OVER TO OUR PLACE.....MY EX, HIS BROTHER DAN AND ALL THEIR FRIENDS WENT INTO THE GARAGE TO HANG OUT. BEING THE ONLY GIRL THERE I DECIDED TO JUST HANG OUT IN THE HOUSE. WELL I HEARD SOME NOISE OUT SIDE....SO I LOOKED OUT THE FRONT ROOM WINDOW AND SAW ALL THESE COPS AND THEIR VEHICLES SURROUNDING OUR APARTMENT....I THOUGHT THAT WAS STRANGE SO I LOOKED OUT THE BACK WINDOW AND FOUND MORE COPS AND WITH RIFLES....I KNOCKED ON THE WALL NEXT TO THE GARAGE AND MY EX CAME IN...I TOLD HIM WHAT WAS GOING ON AND HE WAS SURPRISED....WELL TO MAkE A LONG STORY SHORT.....DAN AND SOME OF THOSE GUYS HAD WALKED TO THE LIQUOR STORE TO GET SOME MORE BEER.....SOME OF THOSE GUYS STARTED THROWING THEIR EMPTY BOTTLES AT THE WATER TOWER....DUMB....IT MADE A LOT OF NOISE...ENOUGH THAT SOME ONE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD CALLED THE POLICE TO REPORT SNIPERS IN THE AREa SHOOTING AT THE WATER TOWER....EVERY THING WAS TAKEN CARE OF....NO ARREST OR ANYTHING....BUT I DOUBT IF THOSE GUYS EVERY DID ANYTHING LIKE THAT AGAIN...DOES ANY ONE ELSE HAVE ANY WEIRD STORIES LIKE THAT TO SHARE? GOTTA GO...TIL NEXT TIME....HAPPY SUMMER.....
Weird??!! Sounds like a typical weekend in Hawthorne to me. Thanks Jean
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 17:08:11
City and State: Still Lookin
Message: Wore my t-shirt yesterday as well, and came up empty. I wore it to my sons basketball game they lost :( and had a few people checking out my shirt. I wore it to the grocery store and then I cleaned my house in it. If anyone is going to the Neil Young concert in Irvine Sept 20, let me know, I would like to meet up with you. I am determined to have a cougar siting one of these days. Hope everyone is enjoying this warm weekend. Looking forward to Cruise night.
Name: Isabel () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 15:23:44
City and State: Vitoria - Spain
Message: I haven't graduated from HHS in Hawthorne. In fact I'm Spanish and live in Spain. I'm actually trying to find an old friend of mine. When we were 15 I spent a month with her and her family in California and two years later she came over to stay for a month. However, after some years we lost touch. My name is Isabel Arregui and her name is Mary Ann Evarone. A few days ago it just ocurred to me to look her up in the WEB, and I just came across a message from her to this address. I was wondering if I could get in touch with her through this site. I know this is not the purpose of this guestbook and I want both to apologize for using it this way and to thank you for your patience and understanding. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org . If any of you should be kind enough to let her know my address I would be very grateful.
Hi Isabel, On the contrary, this is EXACTLY the purpose of this page. There's a feedback on page 286 from Mary Ann Evarone that says she's teaching at Hawthorne High. The email address on the feedback for Mary Ann was email@example.com
Maybe still good. If not, I'll call the school and see if I can't leave your email address for her. Anyway, I'm sure you'll be reconnected in no time.
Name: maria fitzgerald () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 15:10:31
City and State: torrance, ca
Message: Hi all, I wore my cougartown shirt all day yesterday, and I went to the Hawthorne Sportmart/Home Depot shopping center, and all over Carson Lomita and Torrance area looking out for another cougartowner. Unfortunately, I didn't see anyone else with a cougartown shirt on. It was fun though, just thinking that somewhere out there, many cougartowners were out and about wearing the same shirt, looking for and hoping to be found by another cougartowner. My questions is, how many people really did wear their cougartown shirt and walked around to look, or to be found? How about a role call? John, I was so hoping to run into you. I know what you look like, but you don't know what I look like. Hmm, that's probably a good thing! Hope to see you guys August 2, what time?
Hi Maria, Yes, but I know what your Tshirt looks like and I didn't see it either.
I'm sure there were lots of close calls. Thanks Cougs for trying and maybe we'll have another Tshirt day before the Tshirt weather ends.
Name: Jerry Miles () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 14:07:26
City and State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Well, I also wore my CT T-shirt yesterday and even cruised through the A but no sightings. I was even in Carmichael for a little while. But Jan Peterson, I didn?t see you either.
It's tough when you may have 200 to 300 Tshirts scattered throughout the US. You have to be a little lucky.
Name: Don (crow) Burns () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 13:30:09
City and State: Downey, Ca.
Message: Hey Cougs, well I didn't get any Coug sitings yesterday tho I didn't get out of Downey, except to the Verizon store in Cerritos, what an experiance that was, in there for over 1 hour and they helped 6 people including myself @ 10:00AM. Later Don
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 12:52:04
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I had a CT sighting yesterday! Sister Sue showed up at the Eagle project proudly wearing her CT shirt.
I was so thrilled to see another Coug I gave her a big ole hug!
OK, not great but OK
Name: Jan Peterson () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 10:40:26
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Message: Good Morning all.....I proudly wore my Tshirt yesterday. I did not spot another one, but I did get some comments on my shirt. People think that it is great that we are so proud of our High School. It was fun to be on the lookout.
Hope you are all having a great weekend. Jan
Hi Jan, I didn't get a nibble on my shirt either, as I went to the Del Amo Mall and Costco. Oh well.....
Name: Lillian Parra () on Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 00:52:44
City and State: Havasu Lake, CA
Message: Goodness gracious look at me; needless to say I don't look like that now - John you're going to have to slap your High School picture up there so I can remember you - Cody Soares, Barbara Norris, Virginia Russell, the two "Marshas", me and a few others really tore up HHS for a few years. Virginia Russell Maillard contacted me right after the 35th reunion and we've been in touch ever since. Sorry about the mix up on my e-mail - it's now corrected. I hope you all had a great T-Shirt day - I called my brother Gary this morning to make sure he didn't forget and he was ready to go he was going to ride his bike on the Strand and check out 26th street. Bye for now.
Name: Bob Brophy () on Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 22:16:42
City and State: Phoenix
Class: Serra '63
Message: Everyone talking about heat we are in a cold spell over here. Yesterday it was a cool 104. That was alot better than the 117 if was earlier in the week. Bob
Hey Bob, 117 is nothing. It was 136 in Palm Springs the other day, or at least that's what my daughter's hubbie reported from Jiffy Lube. I think Jiffy Lube's thermometer may have been high by at least a dozen degrees.
Name: Stephen Colet () on Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 20:23:48
City and State: Castaic, Ca on the edge of paradise
Message: Taj Mahal, Hula Blues, check it out South Bay Cougars...speaks to you and more, way cool
ok, everyone OUT of the pool......
Name: Paco () on Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 17:32:51
City and State: LF
Message: Hey Robert, I think I saw you at the Spade Cooley show!
Name: Robert Lee () on Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 17:12:00
E-Mail: weehoo43449 @ yahoo.com
City and State: Ashburn Va
Message: I was living in Baldwin Park in 1948.Ileft for Elmonte to the Legion Stadium To Pick up my date .she had been singing with Merle Travis. so we left for Redondo Beach to catch the Spade Cooley Show! He was there at that time.
Name: Enza Nicocia () on Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 15:33:38
City and State: Nice Ocean Breezes Today ;-)
Maiden: still looking for a heart of gold...& I'm getting old..er?!?!
Class: 72stil rocking
Message: Doris?~you want funny? Hey, how about this: To err is human, if you REALLY want to screw up you neet a COMPUTER! HA! ;-) I'll be sure to make it to Cruise Night, since I'm JUST 2 blocks away. Lets get some of the other kids? of the early 70's to come as well. Debbi Lee, Wade, Ray Millman, Dan Johnson, Jill, The Shambaugh's, are you guys coming? Let's party like it was 1972?!?! ;-)
Name: doris () on Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 10:34:42
City and State: twin falls, id
Message: EYE'S CHEER JAKE! You and Jude makin' it to CRUISE NIGHT on August 2nd? And ENZA! That was so funnnny! What you said about time marching on " ... but did it have to march across our faces!" I really laughed at that one. Wait a few years girl and then talk to me about all that "marching"! LOL! Hope to see YOU at Cruise Night, too Enza. SEE Y'ALL AT CRUISE NIGHT! GO COUGARS!!! HEY JAKE? It's so hot, I cooked breakfast right on the front deck this morning! Whew! But everyone I've talked to from all across the U.S. says they are having a heatwave, too, so we're not in this game alone!
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Friday, July 18, 2003 at 22:25:53
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: My son is doing his Eagle Scout project this weekend; pray for us that the heat stays down, never mind the humidity; it's those 100 degrees pounding on your head that really takes it out of ya. Wear your CT shirts proudly Saturday July 19 and keep your eyes peeled for other CTers.
I know I'll be out "streetwalking" (is that legal?) in the Torrance/Lomita area with my CT Tshirt. Hope I spot someone or someone spots me. Good luck Mikey, with your Eagle project.
Name: EL ROJO () on Friday, July 18, 2003 at 19:33:36
City and State: YOU KNOW
Message: Pat Underwood, did you know a guy by the name of Tom Greenup? He was in the first or 2nd grad class at Lawndale H.S..his sister Marlene was a Leuzinger grad. He's an ole service buddy of mine. I met him in Spokane WA in 64 and we've stayed in touch since then. In fact we're going to go up and see him in WI in September. He bought a resort up there when he retired. I also went to school with a couple of other Underwoods, Jim and Judy,class'es of 58 and 60, although they didn't gradgeate from HHS either, any relation? Hey John, it's so hot up here the birds are knocking on the door to get into the air conditioning!:-)Where's Doris? MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
It got real cool here today.
Name: Terry () on Friday, July 18, 2003 at 18:58:39
City and State: Oklahoma City, OK
Message: This message is for friends of Kris Durocher (Shepard). Kris passed away last Saturday after complications caused by diabetes. Kris and I had been friends since junior high school but we had lost contact until last year when we reconnected via the internet. I will miss her great sense of humor and bright smile. She always had a kind word and a gentle soul. I miss you!
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro () on Friday, July 18, 2003 at 17:56:42
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Lillian McDonald. Good to see you on Feedback. I remember you well. I just tried to e-mail you, but it came back failed. I sure hope you are going to attend our 40th, in October. Life is too short to miss this one. I'm sure there will be many people that will want to visit with you. I know I will.
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