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Name: Ron Reinholdson () on Friday, October 17, 2003 at 15:47:46
City and State: Claremont, CA
Class: '65
Message: Cougar sighting! Cougar Sighting! (Arranged) This morning I had breakfast at Hermosa Pier with Jim Gibson, HHS '67. Jim and his wife and daughter are in SoCal for the Brian Wilson concert which was at UCLA last night. We had a great bull session. Told some good lies--not really. Another mini-reunion made possible entirely through CT. Thanks John. Brother Mike: Where were you? You weren't there to defend yourself, so you're on your own for setting the record straight.
Love those mini reunions, Ron, Thanks.....

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Friday, October 17, 2003 at 15:28:12
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Have not read C-town in a few days. What did I miss? Got a cheer. Our Cougars are red hot, woo woo, Our Cougars are red hot, woo woo, Our Cougars are red hot, pssssss. Hope everyone has a nice weekend!
Nice one....

Name: Penny Prouty () on Friday, October 17, 2003 at 14:46:12
City and State: Torrance, CA
Maiden: Prouty
Class: 1962
Message: Howard/Paco, Those photos of tree-lined Rosecrans and of the old theatre in Redondo Beach are great! They really bring back a lot of memories of happy times. Thanks for sharing them!

Name: Bryan Ellerman () on Friday, October 17, 2003 at 12:57:21
City and State: Akron, Ohio
Class: 62
Message: Been awhile John. A long time ago Don Scheliga, Norm Greenfield, Keith Pulcifer and I would sing our hearts out cruising down Hawthorne Blvd. singing what we thought was the REAL Hawthorne High School fight song.
"Beer, beer for ole Hawthorne High, you bring the whisky I?ll bring wine.
Send the freshmen out for gin and don?t let a sober sophomore in.
Juniors may stagger but we never fall, we sober up on wood alcohol.
While our loyal faculty goes staggering down the halls, burp...burp".

The above was sung to the Notre Dame fight song.

Hey Bryan, Thanks for the BEST school fight song I've EVER heard. And I can just see you 4 singing it too. Thanks for the laugh and for letting us know you're still out there.

Name: Debra () on Friday, October 17, 2003 at 10:03:30
City and State: Lancaster
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
Message: Hey Cougs - y'all have a great weekend. I'm gonna try to get to the Homecoming game. I have to admit I don't have a clue about football, but I'm always ready for a party afterward. Looks like I'll need to stay at the beach overnight again! Last weekend my 20 yr. old daughter and I went and saw Lesley Gore at the Palmdale festival. The woman can still really belt out a song. Y'all take care now and God bless
OK Debra, we'll save you a seat....

Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Friday, October 17, 2003 at 09:00:32
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)
IN MEMORY OF HM2 DAYNE YORK SCOTT - Navy; 35 year old Married, Caucasian, Male born September 28, 1933; from Hawthorne, California. Length of service 16 years. Casualty was on October 17, 1968 in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM. ?It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish.? (Thomas Szasz) You are not forgotten, Doc?

Name: Appreciative () on Friday, October 17, 2003 at 01:20:58
E-Mail: Of this awesome site
City and State: John Baker
Maiden: Has created for
Class: Us
Thank you "Appreciative" for the nice thoughts.

Name: Pauline Matthew () on Friday, October 17, 2003 at 01:00:59
City and State: Oakhills, CA.
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 69
Message: Just wanted to wish my sister Billine (Spencer) Flynn class of 1966 a very Happy Birthday on Sat. Oct. 18th. Hope you have a great day. See you on Tuesday for lunch.
Love ya, Pauline

Hi Pauline, and Happy Bday to Billine.

Name: Debbie () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 23:49:46
City and State: Del Aire, CA
Class: 77
Message: Here's a 70's cheer. Go bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S. And it's partner, "Go Ape". Anybody else remember that?

Name: Jean MacErnie () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 21:45:08
City and State: Albq NM
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 68
Message: To Liz Estrada....Thanks for the correct thunderation cheer.....Well....I got a few of those words right! You really brought it all back though! Thanks....I really enjoy reading your contributions to Ctown.

Name: dz () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 20:56:14
E-Mail: dzlizzy31@hotmail
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 69
Message: In case y'all was wonderin' it's... Thunder, thunder, thunderation, we're the Cougar Congregation. When we yell it's jubilatiion. We are out to win the nation.....LOUDER....again.......LOUDER

Name: BOB FAULKNER () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 20:17:04
City and State: GARDEN GROVE
Class: 63
Hey thanks Bob, and have a fun time at the 63 reunion on Saturday.

Name: Jim Sloey () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 19:30:42
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Message: Well I agree. I tried to give an insight to HHS football [can you imagine the Coach (Chauncey) missing a practice or complaining he had to be at one] and all I got was thanks for killing our fun. Hey someone has to do it. I was crushed. In the words of Don Zimmer, "where's Pedro?"
Like I told Kelley, "As long as you're happy, Jim".

Name: gary bickers () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 18:55:12
City and State: pve cal
Class: 63
Message: Wow, nice to know everyone still has an opinion. As for cheers, being on the receiving end, it really didn't matter as long as it was loud and it always was. Two quick things, it was really loud at basketball games and I always was anxious to get to the afer game dance, based on how loud the croud was. Thanks again.
Ah yes, Eucalyptus Park and after-game dances. Never danced with a soul but it was still lots of fun. Thanks Gary.....

Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 18:33:10
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: Ok, lets stop all of this. We don't want to run Jessie off. We all have a need to be here. We all love this site and don't want to lose it. If I don't like something in here I just skip by it.

Name: Jessie () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 18:30:04
City and State: LA CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wanna be
Message: John, It was your choice to post my note on CT. I didn't think you would. I thought you would just e-mail me directly like you did last time.

Name: Jessie () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 16:40:13
E-Mail: the same as always
City and State: LA< CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wann be
Message: Art, I never said I didn't appreciate all the hard work John does for CT. And I never said I didn't enjoy all the stories. It's obvious you misread what I said. And thank you John for acknowledging what I was saying.
You're welcome.

Name: Jessie () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 16:35:46
E-Mail: the same as always
City and State: LA, CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wanna be
Message: So sorry, I don't think I'm outta line at all! As far as walking in John's shoes...he doesn't have it so hard and he enjoys doing this. I don't think there is anything wrong with a little constructive criticism. All I was trying to say is it would of been nice if he would of just e-mailed Enza and Wade directly instead of all of CT to read. That's what he did with me when he didn't think it was right to post a story I sent to him. And in case anyone has forgotten, I was raised in Hawthorne too. Why do you think I check's for the same reason everyone else does.
Jessie, Just think, if YOU would've emailed me, instead of plastering it on Feedback,
then all this wouldn't be happening right now. AND I have emailed them before.

Name: Paco () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 16:25:49
City and State: LF
Maiden: Siss Boom Bah
Class: 61
Message: Right on Kingy-Poo!! Wade, thanks for the update!

Name: Art La Mere () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 16:11:47
City and State: Bettendorf Ia
Class: 73
Message: Well I have been reading not posting for sometime and I just read were some non HHS just tried to ream John for not wanting to be the mailman. I for one really enjoy hearing the old stories about before I went to HHS and the stories of the reunions and the get togethers and seeing the photos. I like to hear of the passing of a cougar. What I don't like to read is some one pissing up the rope about the wrong person. John this Web site you have started went on long before I found it, and after I found it I connected with friends. So thanks for all your hard work and dedication to do this for us. With that said I will be off for the Sun and Fun of the other Disneyland (Disneyworld) and the nice weather in Sunny Orlando Fl. for one week with my Family. John thanks again and God bless you and if anyone wants complain about this my e-mail is posted.

Hey Art, Good to hear from you and have a great time in Mouseland.
On jessies behalf, I'd just like to say I think she meant well and was just trying to stick up for Enza and Wade. Let's get on being good Ctowners.

Name: Anonymous Please () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 15:45:35
E-Mail: Pretend I am
City and State: an
Maiden: objective
Class: observer
You are so out of line here. We are all here as guests of John Baker and we should all be so very grateful to him for bringing us all together, not critical of how he runs this website! YOU try doing what John does, for a WEEK! Try walking in the other person's shoes before judging them. Enza and Wade have been using this site for basic email to each other for months and months and it was about time John mentioned it. We've probably all been guilty of carrying on with things that were not Hawthorne or HHS oriented, and he has set the rest of us straight, too. Now come on kids; let's get over this and on with HHS sitings, news and remembrances of Hawthorne, and FUN. See you in the funnypapers. SMILE!!

The that a clue to who you are?

Name: jessie () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 15:28:42
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wanna be
Message: Gee Larry, Are you referring to me or to John?
Now see jessie, that could've been emailed to Larry.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 14:54:50
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: John, We love you and all that you do, all hail to you King John.
Thanks Cindy, but no king here. Just the keeper of the password to the server.

Name: kelley () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 14:20:07
City and State: Englewood, OR
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
Message: About emailing personal emails...I did just that to Craig Bodkin about Mike Jacqua..he didn't reply so here goes, probably a non CT the late Mike the brother of Tony? Now maybe I can get an answer... Sorry John but when CTer's don't email back it makes me believe they just want to post on CT.. and folks, I've been emailed by John for bad big deal, I just delete it..Oops sorry john... big Kell
As long as you're happy, Kel....

Name: Doug Janda () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 13:36:58
City and State: Gilbert, Az
Class: 1980
Message: During the Disco Days, one part of a cheer was: EAT YOUR FUNKY CHICKEN, HOW LOOSE IS YOUR GOOSE!!!

Name: Larry Biller () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 13:08:51
City and State: Portland,Rain
Maiden: n/a
Class: 1967
Message: How about that endearing cheer that really captured the spirit of the game: "THROW THE BUM OUT"!

Name: jessie () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 12:14:35
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: wanna be.....
Message: John, While going back and reading the feed back, I read your comment to Enza and Wade about not going back and forth with the death of her mom on the feedback. I think this was very unsensitive of you to say this to her nd Wade on feed back for all of CT to read. It sounded like you were repremanding them. The proper way to have delt with it would of been to write her and Wade personally at their e-mail address. You did this when I submitted something you thought not CT material and I'm not even a Cougar! It is the least you could of done for them.
You mean like you're reprimanding ME on Feedback right now? First of all it has nothing to do with Enza's mom. It DOES have to do with people chatting about personal things on the Feedback page. This Feedback page is supposed to be about Hawthorne and HHS. Lots of times it gets WAY off the subject; lots and LOTS of leeway given here. When I think enough has been said then I'll email the persons involved. If all people need to be re-acquainted with the HHS-Hawthorne subject rule, then I'll say something on the Feedback page so ALL will know.
The other thing is, and I've said this before, that Feedbacks are all placed here, MANUALLY, by me. I receive the formmail; format it, add a senior or other picture, and copy it to the html page, connect to the server, and upload it for all to read. I'm not complaining, as I do like the interaction between all Ctowners, but when you start talking to some other person about some non-HHS/Hawthorne subject and they respond through Feedback to you, and you Feedback them back, You have to realize I'm just playing the part of "Email Forwarder". It takes time to stop and add these comments and maybe only two or three people care about the subject matter.
Hell, I've been called insensitive before, but I think it's more out of frustration for me. I'm sorry you feel that way and I'm sorry to Wade and Enza, or anyone else for my insensitivity. I guess it's just the way I was brought up, in Hawthorne.

Name: JAMES CICALESE () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 10:37:39
City and State: LAKEWOOD CALIF
Class: 074
Message: Hi CT... I remember the Polychrome Pen, Jean. Some of my poems were published in it. Matter of fact I still have a few packed away somewhere. I am going to do my best to get to Homecoming, should be fun.

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 09:55:49
City and State: Sullivan, Illinois
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
Message: I am going to miss the big reunion this weekend, but perhaps I can get out there for Homecoming. I don't really remember the cheers, but I do remember to going to some of the football games and how LOUD Cougars could be!

Name: Maria Fitzgerald () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 23:36:39
E-Mail: Big G, little o, Go!
City and State: We've got spirit, yes we do, we've got spirit, how 'bout you?!!!!
Maiden: Juaneza
Class: 80
Message: Oh what the heck. John, since you've resigned to the fact that everyone is remembering and writing cheers. How about this one? FUMBLE IT, FUMBLE IT, F U M B LE IT! I still chant that during football season! Thanks John.
Thanks Maria, I must be REAL old as I never heard that one before.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 23:33:27
City and State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Class: 77
Message: Unh, Ungowa, Cougars got the power . . . .

Name: Jean MacErnie () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 22:45:30
City and State: Albq NM
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 68
Message: I just remembered something that I have been meaning to ask any Cougars out there....Does any one remember the Polychrome Pen? This was a little booklet full of poems etc that Mr Kirkpatrick had created. My sister had several poems in it in 1967. I had about 8 poems in the 1968 copy. We both had taken Mr Kirkpatricks Creative Writing class. That was my favorite class during my years at HHS. I lost my copy several years ago....I will be surprised if any one out there remembers that....It would be nice though.
With all these great cheers what about some great cheer leaders? My favorite was in my freshman year...Sherry Nichols....She graduated in 1965. I can't recall a cheer leader with more team spirit than Sherry. She was my next door neighbor for awhile. Eventually John Normans family moved into that house. Does any one remember Sherry Nichols?

Name: Jean MacErnie () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 21:54:13
E-Mail: mamamac.1@juno
City and State: Albq NM
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 68
Message: Wow...a lot of old cheers there! I remember part of one....THUNDER THUNDER THUNDERATION....WE ARE OUT TO WIN THE NATION....Thats all I can remember except it said something about winning it with Jubilation!!! Any one remember that one? I remember it from my freshman year (65).
Well John....looks like Cougartown did it again...I have recently connected with an old friend. My friend Nancy Martin Adams found me in the Alumni list and e mailed me. We met way back in 1958 or 59. I was in the 4th grade and Nancy was in the 3rd at Eucalyptus. She had moved down the street from me. We were friends til 1968 when I graduated and moved. (Nancy graduated in 69).
I have been thinking about her a lot so it was great to hear from her! What a surprise too! I graduated the same year her brother George did...It was interesting to find out what was going on with Nancy and George. I'm sure a lot of people remember George. So once again...THANK YOU John...You have brought back a big part of my childhood with this connection....Nancy and I did a lot of crazy things growing up...I guess this can be a cougar siting sort of. Til the next time...

Hi Jean, That's great. Always good to hear of old friends reconnecting.

Name: Sande () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 19:53:15
City and State: GG - CA
Maiden: Bashaw
Class: 68
Message: As the us cheerleaders did it - H H H A W, T T T H O, R R R N E, H A W, T H O, R N E - GOOOOOOOOOOO Cougars!

What the heck, keep'em comin'.

Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 18:16:45
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Maiden: Longpre
Class: 63
Message: "LET'S GET THAT BALL AND GO, A-YAMMA, YAMMA!" Or something to that effect! Close enough.

Name: Maria () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 17:15:59
City and State: Torrance, CA
Maiden: Juaneza
Class: 80
Message: Here's a cheer story. I played tennis as a JV my freshman year, and during one of my games playing against Morningside (at Morningside) I began to feel very nervous. Hands sweaty, and heart pounding. To ease my nervousness, I started cheering to myself... GO GO GO, GO YOU MIGHTY COUGAR, GO GO GO, GO YOU MIGHTY COUGAR. All the way thru the whole game, and in the end, I won my match, despite their CHEATING!!!! Thanks to that cheer I was able to overcome my fear. I think I'll use that cheer again, next time I'm overcome with fear.
By the way, I played mixed doubles with our principal George Key as my partner during one of the teacher/player tournament. We lost to Sue Camu and another male teacher who's name I can't recall. Mr. Key, you're still a hero to me. Mr. Atkins used to tell me about some of the things that you went thru during the war. I was impressed then, and I'm still impressed now. I hope one day you can tell your stories to all of us.

Thanks Maria and yes Jorge, it's time to hear from you.

Name: Max Roelen () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 17:08:39
City and State: Citrus Heights
Class: 1974
Message: Ree Ree Ree, Hit 'em in their knee! Ras Ras Ras.......Hit 'em in their other knee! OR, California oranges, Texas cactus. We play (name of school)just for practice.
Ahh yes, a Hudson and Landry fan.
OK folks, that's EMAIL your cheers to Chris Prewitt at If we're going to put them all here, there's no sense in making a special page.

Name: Pat Underwood () on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 16:44:16
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Class: 1963
Message: Ninety nine bottles of beer on the wall ninety nine bottles of beer. That?s the only cheer I remember, but it worked for me.

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