Message= HI ALL, JUST FOUND THIS PAGE, THIS IS A GOOD IDEA. TALK TO YA SOON.
Message=John, I love this page and visit at least once a week. I have made contact with people lost over the years and have recommended it to all HHS Alumni which I have contact with!! Keep it up!!
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Linda Staehr or Jeannette McClain (Class of '66)?
This from Chuck Kelley Class of 85
Emmit Rhodes of the sixties rock group "The Merry Go Round" went to HHS. There's a blip on him here...
And also Jeff and Steve McDonald of Redd Kross went to HHS in the 80's. Here's a website dedicated to them..
Also, did you know that the pornstar known as "Shane" went to HHS? I think she graduated in 1987. I don't think you would want to list her website address.
Lastly, there is a Brian Wilson fanzine called The Dumb Angel Gazette. The first two issues focus alot on the early 60's beach/car culture. I got my copies of these mags from Go Boy Records in Redondo Beach.
Message=Another favorite hangout? Doc & Bills (on the Strand, El Porto?)
Message=What a joy! Now an easy way to cure my snail-mail-ophobia. Maybe I'll even send my current address to to reunion committee.
I haven't been able to locate my old El Molino's....(and it may be a while before I can)...how about sending us all a photo of you over this Home Page?
The photo's you've been able to send us over this home page have been great...it's really been fun reading through this each day. Thanks again!
There are pictures of me on the website. Have you been to the 62 reunion page yet? I'm here and here with my arm around Linda Jones Reynolds and below Avery. I'm also on one of the "Car Talk" Pages.
Or maybe you're talking about a High School picture. I know people change and I am definitely "wider" than in High School, so maybe you'll have a better shot at recognizing me that way.
Message=Hello fellow cougars. Thank you for this great web site. I hope you find a lot of other Hawthorne High alumni so we can all contribute to this site. I've lost contact with all but one of my classmates. Her name is Kyla. We haven't talked in about three years. I will call her and tell her about this web site though. I'm sure she will love it too.
Thanks again. Martha, aka Marty
What a great surprise this was, finding all this great informaiton on our ol' alma mater! Thanks for your efforts--this is really special "stuff"!...it's a neat place to go...like you say, to a more "innocent & gentler time..." I'll spread the word as much as I can. I found out about this home page through Marsha Soares (I think Class of '63) and she also found me on the Web. Neat--after 30-something years!!! Now Marsha, and her sister Cody (Cody Soares, from our Class of '62) and I are all able to "chat" and catch up on old times. For your "Tributes" page....did you hear anything about Johnny McFall (Class of '62)? Marsha had heard Johnny had passed away (last year?) from Cancer.... Really sad news for a lot of us who knew Johnny...even those of us who knew him a short time. I'm living in Torrance and working at TRW, in Redondo Beach....so haven't moved very far...but have lost touch with a lot of my old friends from HHS. That's another reason this is so special--how "neat" of you to have come up with this idea! MY favorite teacher was Mr. Clayton Williams, my art teacher for 4 years....has anyone heard anything about him lately? Pat Freeman (Pat Wingo) and Sheila Griffin (Sheila Smith) are both buddies of mine from our Class of '62--and we're all looking forward to this June's reunion. Sheila has two little children (girl & boy--and I'm Godmother of little "John") and lives in Mississippi with her family....and Pat is soon to move back to Orange County--she has two children also (but both children now are "grown-ups" now). Thanks again, John! I've loved reading and continuing to read as much as I can fit in during the day, while at work...and will look forward to reading more....maybe I'll even throw in a memory or two, one of these days!
Message=It would be a hoot to hear from my "old" classmates via email. If you're out there, write to me! Cody Soares, class of 62, is my sister. If you want to contact her, her address is email@example.com
Message=Let us not forget the Melody Music Store on Hawthorne Blvd, where many of us Band member maintained our instruments and bought our music.
Message=This is great!! I enjoyed looking through this web site, just as I enjoyed my 4 years at Hawthorne High. I look forward to browsing often to see what's new.... and what's old....
Thank you Again!!! :-)
Message=How is the world treating all of You?
Message=I'm going to the Reunion in Buena Park on June 13, it's for grad years '52 to '62, is anyone else going? I have lived in the San Jose area for about 30 year now and am looking forward to seeing everyone. If there is anyone out there that remembers me, email me and say "HI"
Boy, isn't modern technology great!! Just think what we could have done with this stuff......Cody
Message= HAWTHORNE WAS SURE DIFFERENT IN THE 70'S THAN IN YHE 60'S. MY UNCLE RAYMOND (GOROSPE) WAS IN CLASS OF '65. NOW HHS LOOKS LIKE A PRISON ALMOST WITH THAT BLACK ROD IRON FENCE-IT'S KIND OF SAD. I HAD FUN IN HIGH SCHOOL - FROM WHAT I CAN REMEMBER !! :)
Message=Looking for my mom on your page--Norma Sondericker, class of 1960. This is great! Will file it--my 20-year reunion is next year. Thanks!
Message=Wendy Anderson moved to Texas with her husband in the early 70's. Her address is: 31CR 271A Cameron, Texas 76520. She'll probably wonder how you got this. Just tell her that her crazy younger sister gave it to you. You guys did a great job on this, I love it. It really brought old memories back. I misses those days of crusing down the blvd. to A&W. Well keep up the good work and I will be checking this site out. Thanks alot. From a gal of the 1971 class.
Message=The "hang outs" I remember are Foster Freeze on Haw. Blvd., the dark areas of undeveloped areas of P.V., the beaches (around 40th st.in Manhattan Beach), cruzing down Haw. Blvd. My class was the beginning of the Beach Boys....
Message=So, what took you so long to get this thing together, anyway? Thanks for the good work.I look forward to seeing more of my "old" classmates on the email lists, and fewer on the vietnam page. Thanks for doing this for all of us.
Sincerely, Pat Serbanic
Message=I was given your web page by one of my classmates at Leuzinger High. It was a trip to the past that was all fun and nostalgia. Thank you so much for taking the time to give web browser who have lost touch with those memories. Living in the Northwest has made me slow down some and think more about all the events that helped shape me. I suppose getting older also causes reflection on who we were and what we have become. Anyway, this was a kick. Thanks!
Message=I attended Leuzinger High from 1963 - 1966; (maiden name Sechrist) however, I grew-up in Hawthorne along with my three sisters, one of which graduated from Hawthorne High. Her name is now Dianna Ryan and her maiden name is Sechrist. I remember how wonderful it was during the summer in the month of July. Not only was it my birthday month, but it was the month for the Hawthorne summer parade and fair. And does anyone remember the Oscar Meyer Weeniemobile and little Oscar? One time it drove down my street (W 135th) and how excited all the neighbor kids were. Now about Leuziner High School. We were the Olympians, but didn't win very many games....in fact, I remember our high school being called by the name of "Losezinger" by our rivall Hawthorne High students. I remember well the A&W Rootbeer Stand and the big glass mugs filled with rootbeer and ice cream.
Message=Thanks for the web site!
Message=I graduated from Leuzinger, rival school, but lets be friends. I married Linda Dawson from HHS class of 1969, we live in Kansas City, Mo.
Message=This is so cool! Thank you for giving me this opportunity to say hello to all my friends at HHS. I live in Kansas City, Mo. now, anybody else in my neighborhood? Hope to hear from you!
Message=Does anyone know who is on the 1966 reunion committee? I have been in contact with several classmates and we are all wondering when our next reunion will be!!
Note: If you find out, please let me know so I can add them to the "Reunion Committee List". Thanks, John B
Message=I did not graduate with my class. I joined the Marines in 1961. I also attended Hawthorne Intermediate. Married, three children and living in Oregon.
I didn't graduate from HHS but I did from LHS in 1963. Many of us did attend Hawthorne Intermediate and then were divided into separate high schools. I went to Haw Interm in 1957 & 58, my 7th grade teacher was Mrs. Calhoun, and 8th grade was Mrs. Eahart. I still have my 7th grade school book and it includes a picture of Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. My kids can't believe I actually went to school with him. There is so many memories of my childhood growing up in Hawthorne. It really was a special town. Does anyone remember Bud's Drugstore and the pink Plaza Show where you could get in for a quarter. I have a strong tie to Hawthorne. My mother grew up there and she still lives there, my grandfather, who just passed away this past Aug. at the age of 96, lived there for 75 years. I ran across old mm8 film of the Hawthorne parade in 1970, it sure brought back memories..... If any of you remember the Sechrist family, please write me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org! s. We lived on W. 135th st. I had 3 sisters, Violet, Daisy, and Punky (Diana). Daisy and Diana attended HHS and Violet and myself attended Leuzinger. Our father was the only deaf person that lived in Hawthorne. Hope I hear from some old friends.
Message=This is to all you Cougars, I was from Leuzinger High and have really enjoyed reading about Hawthorne during the good ole days. My mother still lives there. Do any of you remember Bud's Drug Store? Food Giant? Alan Hale from Gilligans Island who visited the Frazers Furniture store on Hawthorne Blvd and 135th street, who gave away miniture hope chests to all graduating seniors, I still have mine! Melody Music, Pizza House, where a slice of pizza cost .25. Thanks for the memories.
Message=Leuzinger High School Class of '63
Thanks for this!
Message=Hi John, I'm an Olympian, Leuzinger HS Class of '63. I'm also a Bruin, so I'm struggling with the "red" and "yellow" big time. :-) Well, I gotta go relive my HS days at your site. Great job!
Note: Don, thanks for stopping by. We don't mind "Pylon People" checking things out.
BTW it's "Scarlet" and "Gold", like USC. :-)
Message= Your website is great. I'm not from Hawthorne, but I remember Art Laboe.
Message=Hello: I graduated from LHS and am checking out your great website. Nice work! Class of 63' celebrating 35 yrs. in July. Hard to believe that all those good times you have written about have been that long ago!!!! Check our Website and missing persons list if you would and let me know if you know the whereabouts of anyone. This computer stuff sure makes keeping in touch alot of fun! We just started and have collected about 40 E-mail addresses. It will cut mailing costs. Our address is: at this site. Check out the pictures. I'm sure you might see a familar face. I'm sure you remember Tina Edmundson (Mason) on Dick Clark she married Phil Volk of Paul Revere and the Raiders? Since alot of our classmates hung around with yours and we are from the same years, we share alot of memories.
Keep in touch. Let us know what's happening with you.
Sylvia (Davenport) Franke
Message=Leuzinger H.S. Class of 68.
Does anyone know where Andy Loch is? Don't know what class he is from. I remember him from coming to the girls softball field at Eucalyptus Park.
Message=I graduated from Leuzinger in 68 we are planning our 30 year reunion & I heard about your website I am passing it on to the group.
Message=Would love to hear from you guys
Message=John, what a wonderful Hawthorne High page. I am thoroughly enjoying everything that I've seen so far. I especially like the pieces by Mr. Chauncey. He was an integral part of HHS from the beginning and is still giving of himself by adding to your Remember page. I know it's truly appreciated by all who read it. It would be nice to hear from other faculty too, if that's possible. No e-mail yet but thank goodness for my computer neighbors. Take care. Note: Cheryl, I know I love it when "The Ol' Coach" sends me a piece of HHS lore to be posted for all to enjoy. Thanks for your kind words.
Message=Great site! It brings back many memories; particularly the picture of the Tropicana sign. I used to work there. I drove by the school when I was in town a few years back. The fence was some what of a shock. This website, however, has me thinkin' about good times and good friends. If anyone knows the wherabouts of Lynn Clapham (Class of '73"), please let me know.