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Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 14:43:07
City and State: Parker, Az
Class: '73
Message: Old cheers? My wife told me that when they played Palos Verdes they'd cheer: "We will, We Will, We'll push those rich kids off their hill!"

Name: Jim () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 14:33:06
E-Mail: Fox
City and State: Haytown
Class: '66
Message: "Lean to the left; lean to the right; stand up; sit down; fight fight fight." Whew! Just the thought of it makes my back hurt, but we'll see you on the 7th.
Good one Jimmy boy, we'll see you then.

Name: Penny Prouty () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 14:17:55
City and State: Torrance, CA
Maiden: Prouty
Class: 1962
Message:'s a short cheer (those seem to be the only ones I can remember, these days!)......"push 'em back, push 'em back, waaaaaaay back! push 'em back, push 'em back,waaaaaay back!" How about that?

Yes, it seems I remember that one too. Thanks Penny....

Name: Craig Bodkin () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 12:54:53
City and State: Stevenson Ranch, Ca
Maiden: Craigina
Class: 76
Message: Hey Cindy, your memory serves you well. I did wimp out back in math class on asking you out, and I did admit to it in your El Molino. I have spent years in therapy because of this. But through therapy, I was able to define the reasons to justify my cowardice. At that time, I didn't own a car, have a job or any money. My parents weren't cool, or I would have asked you out for a sleep-over at our house. I realized after these many years of therapy, (drug and psycho) that I was actually the victim of overly oppressive parents, and was not a coward as some others or I might have believed. Because this has been such a major issue in my life though, my very understanding wife, has suggested that I finally ask you over for that sleep-over. So, what do ya say Cindy, Better late than never? Seriously though, all fantasies aside, you look great, and I hope all is well with you and yours, as is with me & mine.
Take Care, Craig

Name: Jessie () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 11:40:29
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: The Wanna Be
Message: Hit 'em high, hit 'em low hit 'em fast, hit 'em slow...come on team let's go,go,go!! Oh sorry, that's a base ball cheer isn't it? Well I tried.
Close enough....

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 10:51:57
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 69
Message: It sounds like the Cougars need our support this year. I'm there! I've always wanted to be an athletic supporter.....DZ "We are the Cougars, Mighty, Mighty, Cougars! Everywhere we go, people want to know, who we are so we tell them.....We are the Cougars!"
All right, it looks like this Homecoming is gathering momentum. See you all on the 7th.

Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 09:25:14
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 63
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 SFC ORVAL L SKIRVIN Army; 37 year old Single, Caucasian, Male born on 05/04/30; from Hawthorne, California. Length of service 18 years. His tour of duty began on 08/07/67; Casualty was on October 15, 1967 in QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM. ?Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.? (Carl Sandburg) You are not forgotten?

Name: Patt () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 01:33:52
City and State: Kennewick, Wa
Maiden: Prewitt
Class: 1965
Message: I am all for everyone sending Chris the Alma Mater, etc for him to format! You go baby brother!

Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 00:40:04
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
Message: Hello Craig Bodkin! I'm sorry to have to reconnect under such sad circumstances as Mike's passing. I seem to remember that we were in math class together and I also seem to remember you wrote something in my El Molino about 'shoulda asked you out' ... something like that? Remember that? Remember me? Hey I know I could have emailed that offlist but aren't embarrassing teenage high school memories part of the deal here? Hope you're doing well Craig! Geez, I sure hope MY memory is correct or would MY face be red....
John B, it's a powerful thing you do here that you can bring such sad memories together with such good happy memories and then watch the happy memories help us through the sad. Thanks for what you do.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 00:12:03
City and State: Memory lane, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: "One, two, three, four, YOU know what those cleats are for, STOMP 'EM! HEY, HEY, HEY, STOMP 'EM!"
That obviously was a remedial math thingy and NOT a football yell, right Sharon?

Name: Donald Scheliga () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 00:03:56
City and State: W. Covina
Class: 62
Message: Hey John, count me in too. Donald
All right Don, we'll see you at the game.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 23:11:16
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
Message: My first year at Hawthorne was the 52/53 year. Just turned 65 in September. I am now officially old!!! Medicare card carrier.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 23:11:08
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Message: You may want to view the rest of the story but apparently the head coach doesn't think he needs to be at practices. They are 0 for 03. The total story is at
Football: Hawthorne assistants quit
A mutiny at Hawthorne High has caused a fallout among the varsity football coaches. Six assistant coaches went to Principal Frank Dolce after first-year head coach Daryl Brown instituted changes to the offensive and defensive systems over the weekend.

Thanks Jim for making this a fun thing.....

Name: Lisa () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 22:03:05
City and State: Ramona, CA
Maiden: Graham
Class: 67
Happy Bday, Gil.....

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 19:28:10
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
Message: We're from Hawthorne and couldn't be prouder, and if you didn't hear us we'll yell a little louder! Then the opposition would do the same yell with their school name. Then we would do it louder and on and on. That's how we always lost our voices and couldn't speak the next day. Great pic of the first yell leaders. I remember them well.
Marilyn, you're not old enough to remember them.......are you??

Name: Bob Melendrez () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 16:53:39
City and State: 90260
Class: 1971
Message: Many moons have passed since setting foot on hallowed HalCap field. November 7th sounds great! My daughter, Courtney, told me recently that she wants to see a football game. What better way to get her started than rooting for the Cougars? Count us in! Thanks!
All right Bob, we'll see you there.....

Name: Ron Reinholdson () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 16:23:54
City and State: Claremont, CA
Class: 65
Message: Chris. Chris. He's our man. If he can't do it, no one can.
Yeah Buddy!!

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 15:18:54
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: John, I'm not trying to make more work for you but maybe you could setup another page with the alma mater, fight songs and cheers. Do any of the cougars remember any football, basketball, baseball etc. cheers?
All right, Chris, seeing as you don't want to make more work for ME, I suggest everyone email Chris their favorite cheer and Chris will place them in chronological order, format them, check spelling, capitalization, and punctuation, add line breaks, and email them on over in one big group.
Big Apple * Little Apple * Suzie Q,
Come On Boys, We're Rootin' For You.....

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 15:10:28
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Ok, I hear the call so here is my answer, Yes, I am planning to attend Homecoming, yeah, rah, oooh! I think the last time I was at Hal Cap field (is it still called that?) was my senior year. JB, are you going to post more details as the time draws near, such as are the alumni going to be in specific section, you know the old farts with the blankets, or is it each Cougar for themselves? So many questions! How much does it cost to go to a game nowadays? Have marked my calendar for the 7th, hope to see some old friends there and make some new "old" friends. Hope everyone is having a good week so far.
Hi Jill, Yes, I will get the particulars soon and post them on this page. I think it's about 5 bucks to get in and we will all sit in the same area. We'll probably hang a Cougartown banner in our area.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 14:00:13
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: I am up for another trip to Homecoming, I had fun the last time.
Great, thanks Cindy.....

Name: Robin () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 13:29:00
City and State: RB,CA
Class: 60
Message: Ms. Branigan...I would be happy to attend the Homecoming game and festivities. As I recall the last one was 4 years ago tomorrow . But then again "new math" and "hooked on fonicks" were after my time so it might have been 5 yrs ago :o)...Come on Cougs , lets go support the home team...The last one was a blast and 1/2 (or 1/3 as Sharon calls it...:o)
Gosh, has it been that long ago? OK, it's time to go to the game and root for the HOME team. Let's see, I have to get my Cougar Rooter hat blocked, and polish my Cougar rooter buttons,save up 50 cents to get in, get some crepe paper for the car antenna, make a sign.....

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 11:07:05
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: SO??? Are we doing Homecoming this year? It's only been FIVE YEARS! I think DZ Lizzy said she'd set up the Stick & Stein for post-shenanigans. Is anyone else out there up to the challenge? Keith that's a damn funny story. You're giving Craig Bodkin a run for his money... top that one Craig.
OK, let's hear from the prospective Homecoming participants.....

Name: Pep Squad () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 09:03:15
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Maiden: Jones
Class: 2005
Message: Calling All Alumni
Homecoming, November 7, 2003 - 7pm. The Cougar Cheerleaders Challenge. We Dare To Bring Back The Cougars. HHS Wants You To Come & Represent, Just As You Did When You Were A Student In The Stands, Come Help Us Cheer Our Team To VICTORY!!
Mark Your Calendars **2003** A Homecoming You Will Not Want To Miss

Here we go Ctowners. We'll see you all there as the mighty Cougars beat the tar out of the.......uh, well some other team. So make your plans now.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 08:17:23
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: Happy Birthday to my "little" sister Patt (Prewitt) Deckard C/O '65.
Happy Bday Patt.....

Name: Kell () on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 19:17:08
City and State: Englewood, OR
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
Message: I have a Cougar sighting while I was in SoCal..I met Donna Gore for lunch. My Mom went with me, we met at the elephant bar in torrance..What a wonderful lady she is...I'm so glad I had a chance to meet someone I've been emailing from CT..It's such a small world..Donna's Dad and my Mom both worked and retired from Thrifty Drug warehouse..Thanks Donna for a great time..
There you go Cougs. Get out there and find a Ctowner to have lunch with. These mini reunions are as good as the real things.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 18:03:20
City and State: Honolulu
Class: 76
Message: COUGAR SITEING, was at the Honolulu Zoo the other day and was walking around admiring the beautiful animals and sipping on a slurpee. The weather was awesome as always and the crowd was growing by the dozens. We were all watching the little monkeys playing around on the little island they lived on when I looked over and saw a familiar face. I grabbed the beauty I was with and we went over to say hi cause I haven't had a Cougar Siteing in a long time. Finally when I got there I immediately looked at him and he stood there staring me down. I stared back and then all of a sudden he stood up turned around and proceeded to relieve himself on the pile of leaves he was lying in. I guess seeing another cougar so big scared him and he went back into his cave. Well that was my first cougar siteing. It just goes to show you that some cougars are more friendly than others. I found out the two legged ones are a whole lot nicer than the four legged ones.
Very funny Keith, now go back in YOUR cave.

Name: CRAIG () on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 16:04:41
City and State: Stevenson Ranch, Ca
Class: 76
Message: To Whom it May Concern: It brings me great sadness to report the loss of one of Hindry Avenue's classic and most memorable personalities. Mike Jacqua died after complications from a head injury sustained during a car accident early last week. Mike ended his battle after a few days last Thursday or Friday. There will be a memorial held in honor of his memory at the Del Aire Assembly of God Church at 4955 West 119th St Wednesday 10/15/2003 at 2:00PM. Please confirm this information as I have received it second hand by calling the church at 310-676-6859. Mike graduated in 73, and will be missed and remembered by many.
Craig Bodkin, A Friend

Name: Annette Wiltse () on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 15:21:14
City and State: Long Beach
Maiden: Wiltse
Class: 1975
Message: RE: Cougar Siting
While at the KZLA Country Bash in Irvine on Saturday, along with 16,000 other country fans, ran into Shannon (c/o '75) and Miaka (c/o '77) Lester and their kids. I have seen Shannon at our reunions, but hadn't seen her sister Miaka probably since a year or 2 after graduation. What a kick!!! Great website John... Later, Annette '75

Thanks Annette, Love those Cougar sitings....

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 14:38:10
City and State: Prewscott AZ
Class: 1958
Message: Got the Nomad polished, gased, packed & ready to head to Laughlin on WED. Hope to see many folks 52-62 at the Riverside. If you can't make it, shame on you. I know work & all, is always a problem, but believe me at 63 it is time to stop & smell the roses along the way while you still can! Hope the 1963 Reunion is a great success also. From Laughlin we will head up to Denver area to see the kids & Grandkids, and try & see Curtis Gabriel, HHS, Hawthorne Intermediate & Ramona classmate from LONG ago. Long live Fosters! Long live CT & our Cruise Nights. Thanks John! TB from AZ
Hey Tom, Thanks for checking in and letting all your buddies know you're going to be there.
Also, you forgot to say "Long Live The Sooners"

Name: Sheryl Magdaleno () on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 12:56:12
City and State: R.B. C.A.
Maiden: Foster
Class: 1976
Message: Mike Jaquas memorial service will be 2:00p.m. Wednesday October 11th. at the Del Aire Assembly of God church located on 119th st. between Felton and Inglewood ave. in Hawthorne. Please join family and friends in the celebration of Mikes life. Please wear any color of blue you can.. Thank you, Sheryl

Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro () on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 10:53:46
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Maiden: Longpre
Class: 63
Message: A last reminder for the c/o '63, 40th reunion, Saturday, October 18. We are also having a Friday night get-together so you can come to both, or just one. Contact me for further details. We had a good response. Come reminisce with us.
Yes 63ers, please DO NOT miss your reunion. There is NO excuse for missing these special nights. People really don't care if you don't look exactly like did back then. They want to hear your voice and tell those great stories about cruising, dances, hangin out, parties, classes, teachers, etc. So please make every effort to be there. Missing reunions are like bad hangovers. You'll feel REAL bad the next day, but it's too late to do anything about it.

Name: Jan Peterson () on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 10:33:30
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Maiden: Freeman
Class: 1967
Message: John, I hope that you don't mind us telling you how wonderful your are to keep this site for us. I asked a question about a "missing" coug and within a week I got answers. Dan Petty and Diane Smith, THANK YOU! And John, Thank you for all you do. There are not words. I am going to do all I can to make the next Cruise Night. I thought you said March. I want to HUG you! xo Keep me posted. Jan
Hi Jan, You are welcome. Yes, the next Cruise Night will be about March. It's too early to make the call, but I'll post it on the Feedback page about a month early.

Name: C.J.Prewitt () on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 09:56:01
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: I have a question. Where are Jorge Llaves, the "Vs", the "Bs", Frank Romano...?
Yes, and a few dozen others that are missing from these pages lately.
Also, if you're planning the trek to Laughlin this week for the "3 day-Early Coug Reunion", please check in here and let your friends know you're going to be there. People are writing me asking who's going, and I really don't have a clue.
Thanks Cougs....

Name: Sheryl Magdaleno () on Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 17:18:52
City and State: Haw, Ca
Maiden: Foster
Class: 1976
Message: I wanted to let H.H.S. Alumni know that Mike Jaqua was in a serious car accident on Thursday October 2nd and passed away last night Saturday October 11th. He is survived by his six children and wife Gwen. They would like you to get the word out to his friends. They are having the services Wednesday October 15th. at Del Aire Assembly of God church. Please join them in the celebration of Mikes life. Call the church for the time of celebration or email me for info. Thank you, Sheryl

Name: Ginger Lee Patterson () on Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 17:18:50
City and State: Harriman TN
Maiden: Lombardoz
Class: 1961
Message: Just want to say hello to my old classmates from 1961. I have been in Tennessee for almost 29 years and am now a redneck! This is great country and is located 25 miles west of Knoxville. If anyone remembers me...I would love to hear from you.
Thanks Ginger Lee, and I'm sure someone from your class remembers you.

Name: Laura Anderson () on Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 14:03:18
City and State: Hemet, CA
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 79
Message: Well John...I'm glad they have plans for a new senior area but if memory serves me, the new location will be removed from the hub of the school. That will be unfortunate for seniors in years to come. One of the cool things about the old senior square is that it was in the middle of the action...
Hi Laura, I guess the later-era Seniors didn't utilize Senior Square the way we did, so the powers decided to make better use of the area. Time marches on.....

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