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Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Monday, December 1, 2003 at 09:33:39
City and State: Sullivan, Illinois
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
Message: Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving - had to wait until today to say that because my home computer was under the weather over the weekend and had to wait until I got to work this morning. My older son with wife & kids spent Thanksgiving at the house and couldn't wait to mow the lawn - it's amazing what a piece of equipment (a John Deere lawn tractor) can do!

Name: Jim Raines () on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 19:53:01
City and State: Salt Lake City, Ut
Class: '62
Message: Well John, I think that there are alot of us who would like to see photos of cars from those on the list from the early days. We talk about them but, as for me, I would really like to see them again. If that's problematic for you, then perhaps just an update for "CAR TALK" periodically. Probably shouldn't ask since I haven't sent my dues in yet.
Regards Jim Raines '62

OK, does anyone have a decent picture of your HHS car? I don't know what Jim means by early days, but lets say the 50's or 60's. Can't wait to see a few.

Name: Cheryl () on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 22:07:33
City and State: Keno,Or.(ontheriver)
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
Message: I hope everyone had a great Turkey Day. Grappa Man and I had a great dinner with JoAnn (Collins c/o 62) Ramsay and her hubby George. A very small gathering of 4. Not the usual 20 or 30 we are used to, but great. We have lots to be thankful for, and they are at the top of our list. Good friends and good neighbors. Who knew when we met in our junior year, that Jo and I would end up living 7 neighbors away on the Klamath river, here in Oregon. It IS a wonderful life. Oh, yea, you JOHN, are also at the top of our list of friends to be thankful for. Since the 8th grade. Wow. We love you.
Ahhh Geez, thank you Cheryl and John, and thanks for adding to the website too. I thought maybe you had gone away, like the rest of the early 60's people. I LOVE YOU GUYS TOO MAAAANN!!!

Name: Jean MacErnie () on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 20:33:06
E-Mail: mamamac.1@juno.cpm
City and State: Albuturkey, NM
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 68
Message: Just thought I'd drop in and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I spent the day out in Rio Rancho NM with my son Neil. We had a nice time. My son Chris went with me. I made cranberry sauce....tasted a lot better than the canned stuff. My daughter Amanda wasn't able to go....and my other son Eric, who lives in Las Vegas NV was unable to go. It was still nice....anyway....I also wanted to tell you John, that I liked your memories of the lights from school and the clock that ticks back before it goes forward. When I was very young I used to wonder about that clock...with my kids imagination I always thought the school was doing that to cheat us out of time and that in reality we were staying longer than we thought....that was silly!!! and the lights with I totally forgot about them....that really woke up some sleeping memories. Was there a purpose for those rings? Or were they for decoration? Last of all I think of my Mom a lot during this time of the year...She passed away in October, 1977....So I hope all the Hahlbecks out there had a great Turkey Day! I wonder if Dale remembers his Aunt Juanita? And Roberta if you are reading this....I hope that you and Dave had a great Turkey Day too. I love you! Time to go....Best to everyone out there in Cougarland!!! Jean
Hi Jean, I really don't know why I thought of those two things (ring light and backward clicking clock). I'm sure something else will come to mind in the future, but until then I'll listen to all of you and your memories of good old HHS and Hawthorne CA, the best town in America in the 60's.
To you and your family, have a great holiday season.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 20:17:04
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Class: 76
Message: Happy T-Day to all. I now have a house in Kailua-Kona and I love it. Kona is awesome. I own now the Gold's Gym there and spend about 3 weeks in Kona and 1 week here. I love it. Anyone visiting Kona come by and see me. Aloha

Name: LARUE WAFFLE () on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 16:28:08
City and State: FRONT ROYAL,VA

Name: Glenda Woods () on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 15:28:08
City and State: Bellevue, WA
Maiden: Arnold
Class: 59
Message: Good to get Thanksgiving messages from former classmates. We truly have much to be thankful for. I missed the reunion in Oct 03. Would loved to have been there. I was just returning to work after being off for 4 months recovering from a heart attack. Just couldn't travel at that time. It sounds like a good time was had by all. Would love to hear from some the the class of "59" that were able to attend. Still looking for classmate Bruce Fynan. Also the football hero of the Championship football game in 57 I think. Fred Wade. He was also in my science class with teacher Jim Herd. I need to get my El Molino's out of the storage unit. I lived in Alaska for so many years, that I am out of touch with so many people. I do hope to be able to get reaquainted at the next get together. God bless you all during this special time of year. Stay healthy, stay happy and stay close to your loved ones.

Name: vicki nielsen () on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 12:12:58
City and State: laguna hills, ca
Class: 71
Message: I guess I had forgotten to put my last name last time. It would be Nielsen. To Dean Morris, my brother Mark does remember you..... Vicki

Name: Kell () on Friday, November 28, 2003 at 21:05:06
City and State: Englewood, OR
Class: 67
Message: Man did my Aunt Pun (Robins Mom) have a great dinner..Tim, wife and girls were there..Chris,Irene ,girls and Sean. Kelly's boyfriend from Eugene.. Andre.very cool Kid...Kelly is Irene daugher...Two Kelley at one dinner got a little confusing when Chris started givign potato peelign orders..I jumped up, of course things Chris was the boss, only to realize that He meant his daugher Kelly...Gary and myself..I couldn't ask for a more loving and fun family to spent Thanksgiving with...We usually went to Chino or Riverside for thanksgiving when we were kids growing up in Hawthorne...Long trip freeways . But all the Family was there. couldn't tell you how many but it was always a very interesting time...especially when we boiled the rag to make the gravy..any of you ever hear of that? It's a challege...what exactly does that mean....well yak and yak..sorry but i had so much fun....I love them all so much... Good Hood, Currie , Party down. If anyone would like Hoodies receipe for Oyster dressing, please steal if from him!!!!Just kidding!!I had a brain freeze oops..Just came home from the best Black Friday I've ever spent in my 20 years in retail...I'm High..on live..Heading out to hug a tree, It's pouring out but that can't stop a true tree hugger...Love and Peace..

Name: Don (crow) Burns () on Friday, November 28, 2003 at 12:40:36
City and State: Downey, Ca.
Class: 57
Message: Hey Cougs, hope everybody had as good a Turkey Day as I did, but didn't eat as much as I did, but it was soooo goood. I hope one & all has a very happy holiday season, I am always reading everyday but not much to say. Later Don
Thanks Don....

Name: Susan King () on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 19:35:13
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman with a "B"
Class: 1974
Message: Well, I have much to be thankful for this year. I will have my family together for a great turkey dinner in the new house Darryl and I bought together (we're too old to have kids!) and my CT family is as near as a click of the mouse. I know the difference between a good life and an empty one and though brother Steve and Michelle and the kids will be far away from the table, they are close in heart. Thank you John, once again, for being here and providing this vehicle to come together - we love you! Now, everybody eat too much!!!
Thanks Sue, for being a part of the zaniness. Tell Darryl that John says hey and you two have a great Thanksgiving.

Name: o. sayula () on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 17:26:12
City and State: lomita, ca
Message: Attn: Mr. John Baker... I used to work @ HHS as a Computer Lab Tech & also as the Librarian. During the summertime many rooms were being cleaned out & many items were thrown out. I was fortunate to rummage thru some stuff & found many old photos & scrapbooks. They have many great picturs & clippings going back to the early 50's till about mid 70's. If interested I could show them to you see which ones you would like to use for this website. I want to keep most of them or possibly sell them all. Please e-mail me & we could discuss
Thank YOU

Hi O., Yes, never trash Hawthornre memorabilia. Please email me at jb1 and let me know what you have.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 15:14:06
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Nine years ago today, I gave birth to my beautiful blondie boy Erik. Happy Birthday son! Everyone, have a safe wonderful Thanksgiving. I am giving thanks that I have 3 healthy boys, a very loving and supportive family, many friends old and new thanks to Cougartown, a job I love and the list goes on! I could go on and on, but I won't. Take care everyone. Peace.

Name: Jessie () on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 11:35:43
City and State: Los Angeles
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wanna be Class of '74
Message: John, I am very sorry for the loss of your son. I don't know when he passed-away...but that really doesn't matter does it? The loss of a child is with you always.Sincerely, Jessie
Thanks Jessie....

Name: Larry Biller () on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 10:39:06
City and State: Portland,OR.
Class: 1967
Message: Happy Thanksgiving
Hey Larry, Same to ya'.....

Name: Debra () on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 10:11:03
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
Message: John .... thanks so much for this website where we can wish all old friends (as in prior), continued friends, new and upcoming friends a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I look forward to four days off of my day job at least! God bless y'all Cougs ...
Thanks Debra, you and yours have a happy Thanksgiving....

Name: Cris Gonzalez () on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 09:53:38
City and State: The City of Angels
Class: 1992
Message: Happy Thanksgiving to all the Cougs out there. It's great what you have done John, keeping all of the past HHS alumni together through this great website. Ever since I knew about this website a long time ago I have been reading the feedback every day (never did have the guts to officially check in until now), just to find out what the talk was about. It's great how every coug could just check into this website and just say hi or stroll down memory lane with fellow classmates. I too have great memories from my years in HHS, whether it was the numerous parades or long field show rehearsals from being a member of the HHS marching band to one of the more classic ones from being a part of Ms Adkins math class. In which one of my classmates gave her a poster of the music group The Cure (since she was a poster freak, had posters hung all over her class room). She looked at the picture on the poster and said "If this is the cure, I would sure hate to see the disease" that one still sticks out in my mind. I noticed though that not much 90's cougs check in to chat, why? I don't know, they probably feel it's too soon to start strolling down memory lane, that they are not that old yet. But I say It's never to soon and we do not get older......we get wiser. I know life has given me the best, as I am happily married with 2 wonderful children of ages 3(Abby) & 1 (Eddie). And during this time of the season It's all about family. So to all the cougar families out there from the Gonzalez family.... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Hey Cris, Thanks for adding your 2 cents to the Feedback page and yes the 90's people haven't been gone from the HHS nest long enough to get nostalgic. Give yourselves 20 years.
Thanks again, write anytime you want, and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Name: Jan Peterson () on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 21:48:59
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Maiden: Freeman
Class: 1967
Message: The motor home is packed and Hubby and I are heading over to the Coast for Thanksgiving. A annual trip we look so forward to. But before I leave I want to make sure that I wish everyone here a Very Happy Thanksgiving! Be safe, be happy, and most of all ENJOY everything that you do over this Holiday. Hugs, Jan & Family
Hi Jan, you and your family have a wonderful holiday and we'll see you right back here when you return.....

Name: Patsy () on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 21:47:31
City and State: Visalia,Ca
Maiden: Stephens
Class: 1960
Message: Hi, I'm looking for someone who knows where Barry Justice is, also Pat Hoffman or Judy Anderson, my name is Patsy Weatherly-Welter and I would love to talk to some of my friends.
Hi Patsy, You'll find lots of them here....

Name: Pat Underwood () on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 17:19:04
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Class: 1963
Message: Hi Cougars. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day. I have enjoyed your comments all year long and I would like to continue for another year. If you have a designated driver make him available to all of your family and friends, heck I might even use him. J.B. & J.B.2 may your special day be one to remember for a long time. Happy Thanksgiving Day to the both of you.
Ah thanks Pat, and you, your family,and all the Lawndale Cardinals all have a great holiday.

Name: Kell () on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 15:56:07
City and State: Englewood, OR
Class: 67
Happy Thanksgiving to all you Oregunners too....

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 15:46:20
City and State: Seal Beach,Ca
Class: 74
Message: Well the inlaws are here, the house is full of kids, great smells from the kitchen, the fireplace is actually getting a workout, cold down here at night, and that can only mean one thing, the holidays are upon us. Before I walk out of the office today for a much needed 5 day weekend I want to wish all of you a happy, safe and warm holiday, filled with family and friends.
Cheers....Bud Rhoades and Family

Hey Bud, the same to you and yours. Have a great 5 days off.

Name: Jeanne () on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 14:54:17
City and State: Carlsbad, CA
Maiden: Burk
Class: 69
Message: Hi All, I don't check in all too often but had a couple of things I wanted to say, first to Donna Cook and family, sorry to hear about your Dad. I lost mine 26 years ago and not a day goes by I don't still think of him, so I guess he never is really gone from me. I also wanted to say My older Brother Dennis Burk went to his 40th reunion and really had a good time, saw lots of people so sounds like everyone did a good job on that. Lastly, I just got back from Kona, HI... my personal favorite place on earth. We are seriously thinking about retiring there in about 5 years but need to do our homework. Is there anyone in Cougartown who lives there, or has lived on the Big Island that could give us some information? We would like to buy a piece of land now as prices are going up and more folks are heading that way. If anyone can give me information, I would really appreciate it.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Cougars. We have lots to be thankful for, especially you JB.

Thanks Jeanne, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family...

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 12:33:35
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Hey C-Towners, just wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! Lisa, I love the pictures you are posting from the Stick n Stein, it makes me even more sad that I was not there, Dan, if I would've been there, I too would've joined you guys in the singing of Aqualung and run the risk of people throwing beer at me, I'm not proud or shy. Everyone, take care and be safe.
Happy Thanksgiving, Jill

Name: Patty () on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 12:08:45
City and State: Laguna Beach, CA
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
Message: Hey y'all. You guys crack me up. Not even the V's were invited to the ceremony - it was just shorts, sandals, kids and the reverend. Only sunny day in October - so that was nice. Since we're clearing things up - Allie and Peter ARE NOT afraid that Mike's hiding under the bed or peering into windows. Glad to hear that the Toy Ride was a success - it was also nice to see a picture of Johnnie. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and thanks for making me feel important by teasing me on CT!
Thank YOU for sending along a pic....

Name: Art LaMere () on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 23:17:24
City and State: Bettendorf,Ia
Class: 73
Message: good to see Johnny's back. Well here in Iowa we got a little with stuff to day more cold the white. However we have my older Brother here from Hawthorne for Thanksgiving and this will be the first time in 15 years I have been with anyone from my family for the Hoildays, but it was fun watching him be cold today. Take care and God bless all, and John once again thanks for the site.

Thanks Art and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours....

Name: Joyce Chance () on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 21:34:44
City and State: LaHabra,Ca.
Maiden: Savisky
Class: '62
Message: With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, I would like to share with you the true meaning of the season. I had posted an invitation for anyone interested in joining my Annual Toy Ride in memory of our son Johnnie Baker. On Sunday in the midst of organizing 110 Harleys, a truck full of toys, and my family for our trip from Fullerton to UCLA Children's Hospital, I was approached by an unfamiliar face. He said he was from Cougartown and wanted to make a donation. His name is Richard. I would like to share the letter that he wrote to me last night.
"First, thank you for your posting at Every year we buy an extra gift to put into a donation barrel somewhere, but we never knew if the gift really made it to a child in need (or to some greedy person who may swipe it from the barrel). Second, thank you for the time you took to greet me and hear the story about the gift. A few years back I had heard about a doctor who developed Lil Pet's Hospital animals, as a way to ease a child's suffering by caring for their sick pet. My wife thought I was half crazy (she chalked it up to me being a HHS grad, she is a North Torrance grad) taking Friday off for an endless quest to find a Lil Pet's Hospital animal, but Sunday, after she saw all the goings on in your Toy Ride, the box van filled with toys, and even more toys arriving on the back of the motorcycles (especially the big guy with the gray beard, with the stuffed moose as big as he was, bungee corded to the back of his Harley) and understanding exactly where the animal was going, she had tears for me when I came back from turning Limit (the dog with the injured paw stuffed animal) to you.
Thank you for really starting out our holiday season with real meaning! Bless you and a very Happy (and safe) Holiday Season to you and your fellow riders.
Richard Witte
Thank you Richard for taking the time to care. And to everyone, please remember the children at UCLA Children's Hospital when you say your blessings this holiday season.
Happy Thanksgiving, Joyce Savisky Chance

Thanks Joyce and Richard for taking the time out of your holiday season to think of the children of UCLA Medical Center. I can think of lots of charities, but none closer to my heart. My son meant the world to me, and I know UCLA gave their all to save him. For this, my family and I are eternally grateful.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 21:02:55
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
Message: To the Cook Sisters: Georgia, Donna, Debbie & Lynn
My sincere condolences on the recent death of your father. I know I am not alone in saying that your Cougartown sisters and brothers send our love and sympathy and that we are all here for you should you need us.
Sincerely, Betty Kean-Rodriguez
Class of 1969

Always sorry for the loss of a Cougar loved one. My sincere condolences to all the Cook sisters on the loss of your father. I lost mine 2 weeks shy of 10 years and am still grieving. Losing a parent is losing part of yourself.