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Name: Pat Underwood () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 19:46:24
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: If I added two inches every time I received one of those e-mails, I?d need about a 10 foot reduction today. My wife even gets them and unless she?s not telling me something. LOL.
Name: Patti Smith () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 19:31:09
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: I get at least a half dozen of those "add 2" spams a day. Ummmm...I don't exactly have the equipment to add 2" to!!
I just heard from Robin and he said he gets "subtract 2" emails.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 19:07:51
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Mike Koehn, I purchased a hat at the homecoming football game about two years ago. It is a red hat with HAWTHORNE Football and a Cougar footprint on the front and Cougars on the back. I also purchased a pin. Neither was very expensive, I think that I got change from a $20.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 18:35:57
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Maiden: PUMPSIE GREEN
Message: My condolences to the family of Del Fox, and especially Myrtle, Jim and Charlie. He was indeed a gentleman and a scholar, a Hawthorne treasure! I know he is in heaven as we speak. Happy Birthday Marsha Hood. Greasby, if I remember, the little guys you referred to supra, beat your Boys two years in a row. But its ok, we can't score on my grandmother. Baker I talked to Pumpsie Green this afternoon, he asked how you were doing. HE also said that ye who is last shall be first. Hope all is well with everyone! God Bless!
For y'alls information, Pumpsie Green is half the answer to the trivia question, "If the Brooklyn Dodgers signed the first black player, Jackie Robinson, who was the last team to sign a black player, and what was the players name?" I called Jim with this question this morning and it came out of his mouth as fast as if I'd asked him what day it was. Jim, you ARE the guru of sports.
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 18:16:04
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: To the Fox family, I'm sorry to here about Del.
Larry Biller, I still play the accordian. John B. can back me on that one. LOL. Had surgery on my left hand last month, so it may be awhile until I can pick it up again. But when I can play again, look out Cougars!
Yep, Wayne plays a mean "Lady Of Spain" on that thing. Now if he could just learn "Smoke On The Water".
Name: Mikey () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 17:51:04
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Nice...............Can't thank you enough for mentioning the "add 2 inches" thing when you came to my feedback!!
Now nothing personal. I just got my 5th "add 2" email today and thought, "I wonder if I'm the only one who gets those things. All right, back to Hawthorne talk....
Name: Mike Shay () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 17:21:10
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Did I hear somebody say they were going to see Neil Young? Well now if you're lucky maybe Bob Dylan will sit in for a couple numbers (oops...bad choice of words).
Does anybody remember a song that came out on the very last day of school in 1958? It started out "SUMMERTIME SUMMERTIME SUM SUM SUMMERTIME"?? I remember walking home carrying my portable radio which was about as big as a lap top and had a huge dry cell battery in it. Must have weighed 15 pounds. Gotta love the transistor.
"SUMMERTIME": Big HIT by the Jamies!!!
Yep I had one of those tube type portables too. It had something like a 67 volt battery and was long and flat. Remember when you had to wait 20 to 30 seconds for those things to warm up? Great memory, Mikey.....
BTW, does anyone else constantly receive these "add 2+ inches to your penis" emails? How do they know?
Name: Charlie Fox () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 17:08:47
City and State: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Message: Yesterday afternoon Hawthorne lost one of its finest citizens. Del Fox passed away on Thursday, September 18th.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, September 27th at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Hawthorne at 10:00 a.m.
Rest easy, daddy. You were much loved.
Sad news indeed. Mr. Del Fox was a pillar of our Hawthorne community for decades and he'll be sorely missed by all who knew him. My condolences go out to Charley, Jim, Myrtle, and the rest of the Fox family.
Name: Mike () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 15:53:17
City and State: Los Angeles
Message: Does anyone know if I can get a Hawthorne High cap or T-shirt from the school directly? Would love to wear a cougar cap around town.
Call 310-263-4400 and ask for the Student Store. You might get lucky.
Name: Jerry Simpson () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 13:20:40
City and State: Santa Clarita CA.
Message: Hi John, Its been a while. But I would like to take a second to wish Don Scheliga a Happy Birthday (did i spell it right don). Don and I share a lifetime of memories, together. He's always been there for me. When ever I needed a good friend he was there. Don, I never thanked you for being there when I lost my Mom and Brother. Thanks good friend.
Hey Jerry and Happy Birthday Donald you old 62er you.
Name: Robin () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 12:31:08
City and State: RB,CA
Message: Happy Birthday to the prettier than ever Marsha Russell-Hood tomorrow ....
Hey John, did Parnelli want you to drive for his new AARP-Depends IRL entry at Fontana this weekend?..way kewl :o)
Happy Birthday Marsha Russell Hoody. Have a great day.
It was kinda like a Cougar siting. I was watching Speed TV and the question was asked, " Who said If you're under control, you aren't going fast enough. Mario or Parnelli". Now I know Rich Sloan knows Parnelli so I call Rich on his cell phone, to have him ask Parnelli the question the next time he sees him, and he hands the phone TO PARNELLI. So I asked him.....
My all time favorite racer behind AJ.....BTW, he said it.
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 11:22:03
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Well tomorrow I will be at the Verizon theatre taking in the sounds of Neil Young. Looking forward to seeing Bud there. Is anyone else going? What great responses on the music thing. Paco, I have never heard the expression scheme song before, I take it that means "make out" Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Name: Lisa () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 05:30:14
City and State: Ramona, CA
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PAT BURRIS, LISA
Happy Bday, Pat.....
Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 23:17:21
City and State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Hey JB, c'mon, the Who's version of Summertime Blues is a very nice tribute to Eddie. I saw Tom Petty at the Hollywood Bowl in 10/99. Mike Campbell (guitarist) did an incredible 10 minute tribute to the surf guitar -- absolutely stunning! Those Florida boys aren't too bad!
Eddie is the ONLY one I remember.....
Name: Paco () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 22:55:47
City and State: LF
Message: Well dudes, I'm on the roof of SBC in Irvine soaking up the sounds of "The Grateful Dead", the parking lot is full of tie dyed VW's....I believe it's 1969 again...Wade, grab a 40 and join me!!
Name: Larry Biller () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 20:20:29
City and State: Portland,Rain
Message: John Crotty. Yeah I love those band memories. Good times. So you're doing karaoke! My brother Kenny has been doing that at Paddy-O's on Del Amo & Western, Friday and Sunday nights. He said to stop by there sometime. Maybe you two can work out a duet. I just wish I could be there to see that.
Name: Noreen () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 19:38:47
City and State: Westchester, Ca
Message: Debi is not kidding when she says she loves Wooly Bully
Who's Wooly Bully?
Name: kathy downer () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 18:46:25
City and State: marietta, ohio
Message: does anyone remember sending away for atomic corn and then growing it?
Name: Paco () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 17:14:05
City and State: LF
Message: Along with the Big Bad Wolf...
Name: Debra () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 16:27:15
City and State: Lancaster
Message: Oh my goodness, she's back with another two cents ... I did know Purple People Eater (my older friends have told me about it ...). That's sad about him, but Wooley Booley was Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs (who also did Little Red Riding Hood). Another classic ...
Name: JOHN CROTTY () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 15:22:02
City and State: HERMOSA BEACH
Message: OOPS! SORRY JB. IT WAS HIS GRAND KIDS, BUT HE LOOKED GOOD ENOUGH TO BE THEIR DAD!
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 14:47:39
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Will someone that is going to attend the Laughlin '52-'62 reunion please contact Laree Meeks Blauret on more details? She tried the numbers listed, and can't get thru. She is from the class of '57. Laree.Blauert@ca.ngb.army.mil Thank you. And on another note, anybody that plans on attending our class of '63 reunion in October, please get your money in. We need a head count. Hope to see you there. If you need more info, please e-mail me.
Hi Adrianne, I called Skip Kelly's number and got through, so I know that number is good and I just tried Pride Reunions and that one is good too.
Name: JOHN CROTTY () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 14:44:02
City and State: HERMOSA BEACH
Message: A LITTLE LATE, BUT I'VE BEEN BUSY. HAD MY FIRST COUGAR SIGHTING ON SUNDAY. I WAS LEAVING THE MANHATTAN BEACH ART FESTIVAL AND WAS WALKING ON 10TH STREET NEAR VALLEY, WHEN I SEE THIS GUY AND GAL WALKING TOWARD ME . THE GUY WAS PUSHING A DOUBLE BABY STROLLER. HAVING TWINS MYSELF, I GLANCED TOWARD THE FELLOW AND COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EYES! IT WAS COACH SEMEN! I CALLED OUT, "COACH," AND HE SAYS , "YEAH." I INTRODUCED MYSELF AND THE GUY REMEMBERED ME! COURSE, I'VE CHANGED A TON SINCE THEN, BUT HE LOOKED GREAT. MET HIS WIFE DAWNA, AND HAD A GREAT LITTLE TALK.
HEY, LARRY BILLER. YOU AND I HAD MANY "SURF" BANDS WHEN I WAS STILL PLAYING THE DRUMS. THEN, WE FORMED ABOUT TWENTY MORE GROUPS WHEN I BECAME LEAD VOCALS. ALSO, I HAD MY OWN BAND FOR 18 YEARS HERE AT WORK. SO, YEAH, A LOT OF US STILL KEEP IT REAL. NOW, I GET MY KICKS DOIN' THE OLD KARAOKE !!!!
AND DEBBIE, I ROCK ON "SINCE I FELL FOR YOU." PUMAS RULE!
Hey John, Thanks for the update on Coach Semon. You forgot to say if he was pushing his children or grandchildren.
I talked to him at our 40th and he still looks great. He looked younger than most of our class.... Thanks again.
Name: Paco () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 14:21:26
City and State: LF
Message: Just read that Sheb Wooley passed on...Debra, you would have loved "Purple People Eater" My grandkids thought "Alvin" sang it!
For the song, Purple People Eater, go here
Name: Debra () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 13:42:16
City and State: Lancaster
Message: Okay, I'm throwing in 2 more cents. Most fun song to me, can't keep my feet still is Wooly Booly. I realize there is no significant msg (other than Maddie told Haddie), but that is a great song. Best slow song is Since I Fell For You by Lenny Welch. Larry Biller - did you know my brother, Alan Lee, class of 66? Your name sounds familiar. My son started taking guitar lessons two years ago and had his first recital playing Hotel California. He got rave reviews. Had a garage band for awhile and is real serious about the guitar. Has somewhat kept him out of trouble at 16, he's a real handful. I don't know where he gets that from ...
Name: Patricia De La Cruz () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 12:55:04
City and State: California
Message: I really enjoyed your site. I went to RUHS for 3 years and then graduated from Mira Costa, class of 55. We used to go over to Lawndale, Hawthorne and Inglewood sometimes. I enjoyed the old photos You guys have really done a great job with your pages. Thanks for sharing...Pat
Thanks Pat, Glad you enjoyed Cougartown. Seahawks and Mustangs are always welcome here so come on back anytime.
Name: Larry Biller () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 12:46:37
City and State: Portland,Reallysunny
Message: I loved surf music(still do)during my
high school years.It was the music that inspired me to start playing the guitar.My favorites were Lively Ones,
The Challengers,The Ventures(not exclusively surf)and of course Dick Dale.This was the music that caused a wave(no pun intended)of garage bands. I was wondering who out there still
Name: Big Kell () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 10:25:27
City and State: Englewood, OR
Message: For all you car freaks and lovers of late 50's and early 60' music..go to your nearest library and check out Crime Story..it was a TV show during the late 80's..the music is cool and the cars are the old 60's models...I've really enjoyed watching it just for those two reasons....surfs up!
Name: Debra () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 09:17:54
City and State: Lancaster
Message: Haven't checked in for awhile, but I have to say that The Turtles songs were so stupid. C'mon - "So Happy together, how is the weather?" and "Eleanor, gee I think you're swell - a ha. Had to get my two cents in. God bless y'all ...
Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 08:55:19
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: ?Poor is the nation that has no heroes. Shameful is the nation that has heroes?and forgets them. No nation can long survive without pride in its traditions.? (Unknown)
TODAY YOU LEFT US?
IN MEMORY OF LCPL DONALD LEROY ANDERSON JR - Marine Corps; Hawthorne High Class of 1965; 19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male born on 06/20/47; from Hawthorne, California. Length of service 1 year; Casualty was on September 18, 1966 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM.
?The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.? (Benjamin Disraeli)
You are not forgotten?Rest in peace, Marine. Semper Fi.
Name: Janice () on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 22:07:59
City and State: Huntington Beach, Ca.
Message: In response to Bob Jensen's question about the black and red house on 135th.
I went to Ramona and lived across the street from that house for 18 years. The "old" couple that lived there were named Marge & Jack (can't remember their last name). Marge had been a Ziegfeld Follies dancer in her younger days and whenever her and Jack left the house she would be all dolled up with pink hair, perfectly applied stage makeup, and a fur stole around her neck. I was in their house many times during my youth and although Marge believed the bird that sat on her windowsill every morning was her dead sister, I can't say the house was haunted. It wasn't much fun at Halloween either because they usually just handed out marshmallows!
Name: Barbara Duran () on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 15:57:46
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: I know that no one is talking about favorite songs anymore,(I haven't checked-in in a while) but my favorite was "Just walk away Rene". This song was playing the first time I ever danced slow with a boy. It was Steve Bladow, may he rest in peace.
Name: Jodi Alexander () on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 14:34:39
City and State: on the road to grass valley
Message: Thanks Dale, you beat me to it, and I could not have said it any better. I will copy this posting and give it to the family, your words were true to the man that we are going to all miss greatly, I will call you tonight, and if anyone in Cougarland remembers being around any of the Deuel kids, then you know what Dale wrote are the truth, and I am glad that this man was in my life, he made a difference in it, and I had the time to tell him so, for that I am greatful. And remember Dale, EXTRA BUTTER!
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. () on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 02:05:46
City and State: CORONA
Message: Just found out Steve, Tom, and Teresa Deuel's father Ken is in grave condition with brain cancer and may not make it through this writing....Ken was my idol as a father, confidant, and true friend and he made my days here on earth just a bit brighter just with his quirky laugh and his optimistic outlook on life....my prayers go out to the Deuel family, and Ken save me a spot in heaven in the TV room so when I get there we can watch those adult movies on Channel 52 between that black squiggly vertical line and see if we can guess what body part is being flashed on the screen...I toast you sir with a cold OLYMPIA (his favorite) and I'll bring the buttered popcorn on my arrival....you battled a long time Ken, my Libra buddy, and you have earned this time to rest and look down on us and be our Cougar guardian angel..
I love you Ken.....and will miss you terribly....God bless the Deuel's and I hope to see you all soon Love Dale
PS Thanx Jodi Alexander for the 411 on Ken I am lighting a candle now for him and his family......
Name: Ray Castillo () on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 19:34:02
City and State: palmdale
Message: Hey Larry, good idea about mentioning the good songs too! I hae to agree with "God Only Knows"...What a classic. I don't remember the Emmit tune....Do you have it on tape? How about an honorable mention for "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing"?
In recent emails with Larry Biller, we've both wondered about the whereabouts of Steve Soulam. I think he graduated around 1971, maybe 1970. If anyone out there in cougartown knows what ever became of him, could they fill me in? A personal email would be okay....Thanks in advance.
Name: Julie Stover () on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 18:18:38
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: To Wendy Zitter-Chaney: I have a lot of memories with you and Shelly. He no sooner graduated from HHS in 1986, then headed off to serve in the Navy. I am keeping him in my prayers, as usual until he gets home...and you and your four children as well. The spouses who stay in the homeland to raise the children provide a very important patriotic service, as well. Your strength astounds me...both of you.
Name: lizestrada () on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 16:55:38
City and State: rbca
Message: OH my God Cindy! Last night I was at the fabric store looking for decorative trim to sew onto the bottoms of my too short jeans and I was remembering all those easy changes we made to our clothes back then. A little fringe and bit of bead and a few patches and you've got yourself a new pair of pants.
Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 16:01:29
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Message: Regarding Portland and the rest of the Pacific NW and rain... we're supposed to tell everyone that the rains are torrential, the mud is knee deep, and the slugs are carnivorous! Even while we're having the longest run of hot sun, blue sky, and just all around beautiful weather! On a remembering note, remember huarache (sp?) sandals? And cutting open the legs of jeans and sewing tapestry material to make skirts? Haven't seen that one make the comeback racks of fashion yet.
Name: Travis () on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 15:24:51
City and State: Murrieta,CA
Message: Congratulations! on their recent engagement. Peter Stier (c/o 75) & Tanya Smith (c/o 75) both hearts rekindled.
Congratulations Tanya and Peter....
Name: Wendy () on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 12:04:17
City and State: Oceanside,CA
Message: To all HHS Alumni's this message is to tell you that one of our alumni has go serve his country again. Shelly Chaney c/o 86 has once again gone to serve his country, this time with a Marine unit. He will be going in and protecting our country. Please keep him and the other Military people who are there in your prayers and thoughts until all of our men and wemen come home to their families.
Thank you, Wendy Zitter-Chaney C/O 87
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