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Name: Chris Prewitt () on Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 09:47:02
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: My son works for a major grocery store chain and as such he is involved in the strike. He pointed out a site where people can check for stores that are not on strike or locked out. http://www.ufcw324.org/altshop.html
In Hawthorne they suggest you shop at Food 4 Less 14500 Ocean Gate.
Name: Vincenza Benvenuta Enza Nicocia () on Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 00:56:31
City and State: SoCal
Maiden: A Broken Heart Slowly Heals....
Message: Wade, Wade, Wade, (I just have to do that!!) :)
Thank you so much for all your kind words. They truly do mean a lot to me. I had wondered where you had been. You usually post on a regular basis, as I recall. I hope that life is treating you well, and that you and your family are healthy. Give you Mom a hug for me, OK? Yes, it's very heartbreaking when we lose a loved one. In my Mom's case, it was a blessing that she was only bed ridden for only 7 days with tremendous pain~and stopped taking liquids and food. We/she knew the end was near. We were all gathered around her bed, toasting her life with Champagne. She saw all her family around her, and then the next morning she decided it was time for her to 'Go Home'. Finally Home mama.....I'll see you in my dreams...
Please, I don't want, or mean, to be disrespectful but feedback is for Hawthorne and HHS talk. Wade, I know you're going to want to answer Enza's feedback so please email her. That's why there's a place for an email address on the feedback form. I wish we had an infinite amount of web space but, unfortunately, we do not. Thanks for understanding......
Name: Andrea () on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 23:28:03
City and State: Lennox, CA
Message: I'm recently a sophomore at HHS and it's great to know that this school is still missed by many of you. HHS is under a lot of construction at the moment; new buildings, new cafeteria, and other things but it should all be finished by 2004. Great site!!=)
Hi Andrea, Sounds like you take pride in HHS too. Glad to hear from you, thanks for the update and please add to feedback anytime.
Name: Susie Nixon () on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 18:17:54
City and State: Galdstone, OR
Message: So glad to hear Mr. Williams is alive and well! No apologies needed LeeAnn! He was a great teacher! Had a great time visiting with my sister this past week and all of my family. Thanks to them for having me. I forgot to ask if anyone knows where Joyce Bleeker is? She moved in her Senior year and finished school in the Pamona area. I would love to contact her if I could. Thanks!
Name: Patricia Hydo () on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 16:33:37
City and State: Lomita, California
Message: Hi John, Its been awhile since I have graced these wonderful pages. Hoping to visit more often in the future. I have a question for you...I sent my dues to you I think in either April or May. Now, my question is this, do I owe them again for this year? I wasn't sure just what my previous payment covered. If I owe dues again, please let me know and I will get the money to you. I, for one, appreciate all that you do to keep this web site up and running so we can come back occasionally and relive great memories. Thank you again.
Hi Pat, If you sent your initial dues in May 2003, it counts just as if you had sent them in June 2003. Your dues are paid to June 2004. Thank you for asking....
Name: Roehm, Lee Ann () on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 16:33:13
City and State: La Verne, CA
Message: Well, John, my sister heard it from me that Mr. Williams died. I don't recall where I heard it, but obviously was an unreliable source. Probably from someone my age who, like me, is not hearing as good as I used to, or who simply is getting senile. Sorry about that and I guess I have to eat crow now. I will, of course, have to apologize to my sister in person, darn it.
Lee Ann (Nixon)Roehm
No problem, Lee Ann...
Name: Susie Nixon () on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 14:06:35
City and State: Gladstone, OR
Message: Wow! Really changing the face of HHS! Does anyone remember having pizza brought in for lunch in Mr. William's art class? He got in trouble for that and we had to stop having them delivered to the room while we continued to do our art work. Mr. Williams was one of a kind and I am so thankful for his tutoring. Still remember much of what he taught us and am sad to hear he passed. Does anyone know where Rene Zukerburg is these days or John Graham? Email me please. Thanks!
Hi Susie, Don't know who you heard it from but the last I knew Mr. Williams was alive and well and living in Utah.
Name: Laura Anderson () on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 09:45:22
City and State: Hemet, CA
Message: WOW! Looking at the picture you posted of the construction my first question is.....What happened to Senior Square?? Are the attendance windows still there?? I'm all for upgrading but (sniff sniff) what about tradition? My daughters school doesn't have a senior square...just something called Senior Walk and since the school is grossly overcrowded it's pretty lame. I told her about our square and how great it was to finally be able to sit in it while watching new freshman being dumped into trashcans.....ahhh....brings back memories.
Sorry Laura, but Senior Square, as we knew it, is gone. The way I heard it, the NEW Senior area will be between the 2 story science building and the shops. Yes, the attendance windows are still there. Nothing has been touched from the covered arcade south.
Name: Debra () on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 16:52:43
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: I hope everyone has a great weekend. I have tried to e-mail Steve Deuel, but I got both e-mail addresses returned. If anyone knows his current e-mail, please let me know. I'm going to see Leslie Gore this weekend at the Palmdale Fall Festival, should be nostalgic. God bless ya all ...
Name: Lee Ann Roehm () on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 08:59:59
City and State: La Verne, CA
Message: I was visiting my brother(Ernie Nixon '63) in Bakersfield this week and we were reminiscing about the good old days at HHS and an incident that has often come up in our conversations is about the time someone tied up Miss Imes, the very tiny Spanish teacher. As we walk down that memory lane, Ernie never can quite recall who the kids were that were involved with that. Does anyone remember that and who it was that was responsible? My brother thought, at one time, that JB was in on it, but says he denies it.
Also, just want everyone to know that Ernie's 6 year old granddaughter has to have brain surgery after all - a 7 hour procedure - on Oct. 22, but he'll be at the reunion, then they'll be heading for Stanford.
Lee Ann (Nixon)Roehm
Hi Lee Ann, Nope, I don't know anything about tying up teachers. I had Mr Acosta and Mr Pizarro for Spanish.
Name: Don (crow) Burns () on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 00:37:31
City and State: Downey, Ca.
Message: Hey Cougs, sure is quiet out there, where is everyone? Still celebrating or sulking over the election. Sure going to miss the Laughlin reunion, but work is first. Later Don
Name: Wade Greasby () on Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 23:19:15
City and State: SurfCity,CA
Message: Enza and Tom,
I deeply apologize for not picking up CT sooner and responding to the passing of your mother, Enza, and your father Tom. We all have been friends for along time and we're supposed to be there for each other and I dropped the ball. I am very sorry to hear about both. I know it is one of the most difficult things we have to encounter as adults, our parents mean so much to us and it hurts when they go. My heart and prayers to you both. Wade
Name: Les Johnson () on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 21:36:56
City and State: Collierville, Tn
Message: Forty years, WOW. I am working a FedEx flight in on the 18th and will be coming to the reunion. Should get to the hotel around 8:30. Looking forward to seeing lots of "OLD" friends. My romemates at 26th st, Mick and Gary B, you both better show. Jim Reale has said he is coming to visit. Styme (Ty), Tom Long, Bill Shultz, Bucky, Duck, Dicky, Dennis L. and all my old friends I hope you can make it.
Name: Carol Shaner () on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 21:34:39
City and State: San Bernardino
Message: Thanks for the pictures of the revamp of HHS. I remember the school being painted an aqua blue in the 70's. When did the School get white washed?? I'm still looking for a class mate from 1970, Maureen Miller. Last year I found my first love, Larry Clark, class of 69 from a contact at CougarTown. Are there any other Cougars from 1970 out there??
Name: Jessica Camacho () on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 10:15:46
City and State: Chandler, AZ.
Message: My name is Jessica Camacho, my dad was Mike Camacho class of 1984. My dad was killed in June of 88 when I was only 2 years old. I don't know much about him other than what my mom and uncle tell me. I heard he was an excellent baseball player. If anyone has any memories or stories that will help me know my father better, can you please email me or post a message?
Hi Jessica, I'm sure someone remembers your father and can help. Thanks for writing.....
Name: Enza Nicocia () on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 09:44:09
City and State: SoSad, SoCal
Maiden: Heaven No Longer Awaits An Angel...She's Finally Home!!...
Message: I just wanted to give my heart felt thanks to all the kind Coug's who sent me emails & CT posting's regarding my Mom's passing. Jill Mcfarlane, Debbie Lee, Noreen Crotty, Ingrid Larson, Lis Estrada, Kim Stembler, and many, many more~there are just too many to list~thank you one and all!! I love you all for the kind and supporting words that helped me through this most difficult time.
We had a lovely service, thanks Jessie (wannabecougar) for coming to the Rosary, It was much appreciated. The Shambaughs made it to the Mass and reception~thanks SO MUCH (they also represented Julie Pillar Health and family.) JB1 and JB2, you graced our table at the reception at the Proud Bird. You two made a VERY handsome couple (you clean up real good John~nice suit!!)
Everything was lovely~the six daughter's were the pallbearers, with the 2 sons walking behind. A great send off for a great lady......I'll see you in my dreams.......Arrivederci Ma....
Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 22:04:08
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Sometimes I do some dumb things, I e-mailed Tom back on Classmates, and told him the wrong address for me, I told him .com, that is at work I am .net at home. I hope someone gets in touch with him through Classmates. They won't let me e-mail him again unless I join.
It's OK Cindy, Tom just added himself to our Alumni list. Thanks for your help.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 21:47:20
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Cindy Colby, If you find Tom DeFrancisco's email address Frank Romano (FeedBack page 101) and Sharon Kettering Johnson (FeedBack page 277) would like to contact him.
Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 20:29:27
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: I can't believe it, today I got an e-mail through Classmates, it was from Tom DeFrancisco, I don't know what year he graduated and I don't think he knows about this web site, anyone who belongs to Classmates please contact him and tell him about us. Thanks, Cindy
Tommy DeFrancisco graduated in 1961 and I think a few people have asked about his whereabouts over the last few years. Tom, where are you??
Name: Don (crow) Burns () on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 20:20:53
City and State: Downey, Ca.
Message: Hey Cougs, sure glad to read about Fosters not closing, looking forward to Feb-March cruise. Had another Coug siting, Sarah Fischman C/O 82 came into my shop to have a key copied, and saw the Haw. banner on the wall, told her about Cougartown.com, said she is computer iliterate but will find somebody to get online with. Later Don
Love those Cougar sitings, Thanks Don....
Name: Dale Stitt () on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 16:58:06
City and State: Lake Havasu City Az
Message: I graduated from Torrance High in 64. I played in a surf band called the Pendletons, we played all over Hawthorne in the 60's. One of the guitar players hangouts was Foster's. His name was Paul Combs, and I was just wondering if anyone remembers him, or Tom Oldham, one more guy that used to hang-out with us, was named Curtis. I really had a good time looking at the site, I will pass it along to some of the Tartars. Thanks Dale Stitt
Hey Dale, Thanks for the shout, as I'm sure you'll get an answer from someone.
Name: Joe Bell () on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 16:25:04
City and State: Artesia CA
Message: That is wonderful that we still have Fosters, sure be glad to see you there in Feb. or March. That last get together August 30th started me on a trip across Canada, and a lot of the U.S. too. But this 1st Decade Reunion in Nevada, next week will just be there and home again. Like I do going to Fosters. Those are fun nights 4 me.
Hey Joe, Glad you're making all the Cougartown get togethers PLUS getting out of the country for a little R&R. Yes, it's nice to know we've still got Fosters.
Name: doris () on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 15:22:57
City and State: beautifuldowntowntwinfallsidaho
Message: That IS great news, John!!! About Fosters ... so when's the next CRUISE NIGHT? And where IS everybody???
Next Cruise will be in February or March. "Make Your Plans Today".
Name: maria () on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 14:09:16
City and State: Harrison, NY
Message: I found Debbie Ferraro and Marji Melgares and have been in contact with them and Patti Pino among many others. How great it is to have an internet to find old friends!!! Speaking with them has been a great thrill and we hope to have a reunion early in 2004.
Name: Debbie () on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 13:31:09
City and State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Here is a bit of the story Sally Hashinsky wrote in the 1977 El Molino. As told by Clara McGinty. "The school was like a mill; it seemed to go on and on forever, and that is why the kids decided to name our annual El Molino." She taught and advised the newspaper and yearbook staffs in Hawthorne's earlier days. Morton Laufer, HHS's first ASB president suggested it and it was also promoted by Ray Garza's Spanish class.
Thank you Debbie, we finally have the answer.
Name: Bonnie Lou Cozby () on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 12:28:46
City and State: Ocean Park,WA
Message: Hello all...I'm looking for a little help. My mother's home, in Holly Glenn, needs some work - electrical/gas, plumbing, fencing and such. We had a terrible experience earlier this year with a painting company and would appreciate any suggestions from those of you living in the area of good, professional and quality workmen. I will be in Hawthorne for most of October and a part of November in order to help her get these projects done...hopefully in a much smoother manner than the paint fiasco. If you know of someone or a company, or better yet, an alumni in the field, please email me with their information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On another note, I don't suppose there are any gatherings planned during this time. After checking in with Cougartown over the last few years, I sure would like to put faces to some of the names. Thanks for the help!
Sorry Bonnie, nothing this month.
Name: jessie () on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 11:19:32
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Class: The Wanna Be...
Message: Thank you Baxter for your note of sympathy regarding the loss of my mother. I am sorry to hear that you lost your mom as well. I hope you find comfort in all the memories you have of her.
Name: Baxter Dodd () on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 02:03:58
City and State: Riverside, CA
Message: Just to catch up on a couple of items: I too lost my mother in early August and can sympathize with Enza, Jessie, and others who have recently lost loved ones. It is hard to believe how much we can miss them. However, we can take comfort in knowing that our loved ones are -- as Enza so eloquently put it -- ?Finally home? and with family who have gone on before them.
El Molino: I had friends who worked on the year book and the news paper in the ?50s and I remember asking the same question. ?Hey guys,? I would ask, ?How did the year book get its name?. I got answers similar to Marilyn?s. Basically they would say, ?Because we could see from the beginning that this is going to be a long, hard grind!? True story.
I still like Chris? story, and that would also explain why I could smell coffee some mornings between Nyman?s office and senior square. Hmmm...
Name: steve fraser () on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 23:16:54
City and State: somewhere in CA
Message: I too spent a massive Cougar sighting at Chevron Park on 9/27/03. My cousin, "The King of Cougars", missed a few who were there!!! Marsha Hood (64),
Chuck Currie (64), Kevin Wadman (96), Karen Hare (66), Kurt Pettlon (67), April Flick (69), Janice Jamison (68), Kathy Fraser (75), Debbie Fraser (72), Steve Fraser (66), Joe Kennedy (73), Chris Hood - Honorary Coug - (70), Eileen Holihan (78), Cindy Pearcy (75)
Big Kel from Oregon (67) and Mike Wadman (66). It was a great day!!!
Hey Steve, That's everyone in Cougartown but about 4 people. Sounds like a fun time was had by all.
Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 19:27:31
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Message: Enza, that was a beautiful tribute to your mom! What a wonderful family. I'm sorry for your loss but from the sound of it you have a lot of great memories that will keep both of your parents alive in your hearts forever.
Name: Jan Peterson () on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 15:38:43
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Message: While reading the Feedback, seeing the picture of the HHS Cafeteria Staff, I want to reach out to anyone that can help me find Bud & June Plaster. Bud is the son of Mrs Plaster (Mamaw). I graduated from Beauty College in Torrance in 1968 and my first job was in a shop in Manhattan Beach and June Plaster was the owner and my boss. We became very close and I eventually bought the shop from June. We kept in touch for a long time, then lost contact. If anyone out there knows where Bud & June Plaster are, please contact me. Thank you!
Name: Debbie () on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 23:37:34
City and State: Del Aire
Message: Did ya know in the Seattle area, there is a Hawthorne Elementary School, which shares the same district with Bothell High School and their mascot is Cougars. I don't know if any writers from "Will and Grace" have any connection up there, but just thought I'd share this possibility.
Name: Karen () on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 22:14:18
City and State: Brisbane, CA
Message: I was in art class with Mark Groseclose and his Mom worked in the cafeteria during the sixties. I never realized it until Mark and I worked together after graduating. We had some great times together and I was deeply distressed to see that he passed away. Does anyone know what happened to him and what the cause of his passing was?
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 19:03:36
City and State: Honolulu, Hi
Message: Wow Mike Funk there is a name from the past. We were nuts together and caused alot of havoic wherever we went. We even caused Miss Sandler at Dana to take a vacation. In Boy Scouts we had a battery operated slot car track that we would have in our tent and play with. We always did weird things. I look back and they we were really weird when we got together. I hope he is doing good now.
Name: Robin () on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 19:02:10
City and State: RB, CA
Message: I had a monster Cougar siting this weekend John. I counted about 30 grads from the Kelly Currie to Mike Wadman. I caught a pic of this one tequila and orange juice guy who kept mumbling where were those "B girls" and their politics....:o) Great time at Chevron Park.
That guy looks like trouble to me and with that OU shirt on he can't be too bright. He kinda looks a little like Cruz Bustamante with hair....OH WAIT, I know that guy!! It's Arianna Huffingtons hairdresser.
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