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this is for Jake and Jude...... >The Sevilles
Name: EL ROJO () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 20:40:51
City and State: YOU KNOW
Message: Bake, I hate to bring this up but I really have to say "USC RULE'S". There, I finally said it!! Now I'm going to go throw up.:)) MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
See, now you're getting smarter....
Name: KAREN BEARNS () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 20:36:41
City and State: REDONDO BEACH
Message: In the 60's and 70's I was thinking department stores. Kress and The Boston Store were close by Food Giant too. Everyone have a good week.
Name: Marilyn Ross () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 20:32:19
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: The muffler shop is the one we talked about many pages back and was a malt shop briefly in the 50's. It was shut down before I graduated in 56. I remember shopping at Food Giant - pre fire - and using the back door. You had to walk past the bakery and it was so very hard to leave without buying anything because it smelled so good. Tom Burroughs, I don't know how you make those trips from Prescott for cruise nites. We just returned yesterday from a quick weekender there and I'm beat. It's hard for me to go to Hawthorne just from Garden Grove, boy what a wimp I am.
Name: Janet () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 20:28:54
City and State: Prescott, AZ
Message: Speaking of PASTRAMI, I don't know if
Johnny's Pastrami is still around but I
think they were in Culver City next to Tito's Taco's?
Yes it is......
Name: EL ROJO () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 19:23:56
City and State: YOU KNOW
Maiden: NO SIR
Message: Someone said PASTRAMI!!!! Yummmmm. A couple of the best I ever had were from A place called Jim's, I believe that's what it was called anyway, just west of Prairie on the North side of El Segundo and the other was a place called Piggly Wiggly's on Rosecrans between Inglewood ave and Hawthorne blvd in the late 80's, as my Mom lived across the street from the latter. Those guy's would put at least 2 inches of meat between the bread. I haven't had a good one since. Hey Gary Bicker's, I've seen your name on the site several times here recently and just wanted to say hello.(Russ Jacobsen) You too, Big John Hagethorn, how go's it? Gary is your brother Bob still with us? If so, tell him I said hello. John, man almost there to the Big 6-oh-oh. Thats 10 class of 60's, the best! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude.
Hey Russ, Thanks and yep, we'll be there in just a few minutes. Seems like only a year or so ago, we were having the 100th page Cruise Night at Fosters. Hope I make it to 10,000.
I think that Piggly Wiggly place is still there. I might have to do a test pastrami one of these days. Stay warm......
Name: Robert Munjko () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 18:35:52
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: North-East,Ing.ave and El Segundo there was also a muffler shop there.
South West corner, in the early 60's; Chuck's Muffler Service
Name: Dewey () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 17:26:24
City and State: Canoga Park
Message: Paco, that would be Dwight Yoakam
Name: Paco () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 15:25:38
City and State: LF
Message: OK, away from Food Giant and taco sauce, does anyone know who sings the theme song "Locomotion" in the "Just Jeans" commercial??
Name: Art LA Mere () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 15:23:03
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Message: John you have done it 600 pages of the best memories of HHS, and the Students that have attended. As for the four corners of El Segundo and Inglewood.
The High School a 66 station the Texaco, Taco Bell behind the Texaco station and the Bradford station on the other corner. Well, all have a good week.
p.s. what would the count be of printed pages?
Where IS Chris Prewitt when we need him?
Name: Pat Underwood () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 15:00:45
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: Thrifty Drugs had a front entrance that wrapped around the front around to the south side of the store. If you have a photo of the old drug store it clearly shows it. Food Giant had two entrances, one in the front and one in the back. I used to hate going out and retrieving carts because people would leave them in the center mezzanine of Hawthorne Blvd. The back entrance was the favorite of store patrons because it was close to the store. There was no entrance or mutual doorway between Thrifty Drugs and Food Giant simply because there was two other stores between them. They were Joel?s and the other slips my mind, but the address to Joel?s was 431 South Hawthorne Blvd. I would like to thank Sharon Branigan for further bringing up Taco Bell. Where I used to pump gas kids in the 70?s ate their lunches I now cash my social security check there. Pictures are worth a thousand words and I have them. LOL.
Pat, I think we already established that there were two configurations. Pre-fire and post-fire. We're talking about pre-fire and were wondering if the map above makes sense? The common area may have been outside or enclosed.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 14:34:25
City and State: Honoulu, Kona Hawaii
Message: I remember the Taco Bell on El Segundo and Inglewood Ave. There was a robbery there one day and they closed the place and it had a bunch of police inside questioning the employees and around back doing their job. Someone came up to the front and tried to rob the place again not seeing all the cops and was arrested.
Name: Robin () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 12:59:44
City and State: SoCal
Message: With all the burrito breath, lettuce teeth, taco sause stained cords tales of the last few pages, one can only be impressed there was a next generation of Cougars ...The original El Tarasco gets my vote. As for the gap between Thriftys and Food Giant (once Market Town), it existed but was filled in with concrete in 1975 coincedentally,3 days after Jimmy Hoffa was found missing...go figure.....Congrats on 600 pages JB , a job well done....:o)
Name: Cindy Colby () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 12:23:34
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Yep John, those pictures on ebay are definitely class of 63, I recognize several people, really takes you back. See you all on Cruise Night. Doris, I hope to see you there.
Name: James Armour () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 11:20:40
City and State: Shell Beach,CA
Message: I recall there was an entrance/mutual doorway between Thrifty and Food Giant, then Food Giant burned down and when they rebuilt it wasn't re-installed. I don't remember an alley way between them only behind them, but there could have been prior to the fire. Prior to Taco Bell, I believe there was another food oriented establishment but I can't remember what it was. The other corners, other than HHS, were always service stations. There could have been service stations on all three corners because it seems that Taco Bell was set back ,off the corner a bit.
Ahh see, now we're getting somewhere. Thanks Jim....
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 10:46:18
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: There was a Taco Bell on the southeast corner of El Seg and Inglewood Ave in the 70's. No place to sit so you'd hunker down on a curb with your burrito in your lap. I spilled red taco sauce on my light blue cords once... ARGGGHHH!!! Remember when Taco Bell had green sauce and red sauce and you chose which you wanted?
They'd ladle it right onto the burrito before they folded it up.
Name: Mike Shay () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 09:19:36
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Ya Know, now that I think about it, didn't there used to be a direct entrance into Thrifty's from over by the hand packed ice cream section in the Food Giant?? Way back when??
Hope to See you all on Cruise Night.
Don't remember that one, but where were the entrances to Food Giant? It does seem like one of them faced South.
Name: Robert Sanchez () on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 02:45:51
City and State: Austin, Texas
Message: Dan Johnson,
Congratulations to you and yours on the birth of your Daughter! How many is that now?
Hope all is going well in your life and those of all the other Cougs!
Great Website and its good to see what others are up to these days! Robert
Name: Pat Underwood () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 22:08:29
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: HOLY COW BATMAN John?s Hawthorne feedback is going to slip onto page 600. Let?s hear it for 600 and counting. Congratulation John on a job well done.
Name: Andrea () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 21:02:45
City and State: hawthorne,Ca
Message: I Think the store next to Joels was C&R clothing? The store next to Thrifty was a grocery store and is now Big Lots. Thriftys used to have a public phone as you entered from the alley,its been gone for quite some time but I remember talking to boys on that phone then getting busted by my mom because I took so long to bring home the milk!!! The parking lot behind Dennys is co-owned by the clothing place and Dennys , but they both argue that its the others problem to pick up the trash there....I live directly behind the parking lot and so its easy access to the stores around the alley!!!! But it's sad how no one wants to take responsibility!!!!!!
Hi Andrea, Yes, but we're talking the early to mid 60's.....
Name: Jean () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 20:43:38
City and State: Albq nm
Message: I am still confused with the SE corner of Inglewood Ave and El Segundo Blvd....I remember the Texaco station that Pat Underwood brought up....and I remember the Richfield Station too....That is where my mom and dad got their gas. Maybe it was a Subway....and maybe it wasn't right on the corner but close to it....I remember a lot of kids hanging out there....and I remember it being there in 62 and 63 before I started high school....ummmm....now I am so confused....maybe its the old age thing....could be! I sure will feel good if someone remembers something in the line of eating in that area.....Doris is the closest. ok I'll stop now and calm down......yeah, right....
Name: Doris () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 19:49:47
City and State: Twin Ffalls, ID
Message: On the southeast corner ... wasn't quite on the corner, but there was one of the FIRST SUBWAY SANDWICH places. Could that be what you're looking for?
Name: Pat Underwood () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 18:44:42
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: I worked at Food Giant in 1961 and don?t remember any such walkway between Food Giant and Thrifty Drugs. I also walked passed there on my way home from seventh and eighth grades from Hawthorne Intermediate and a walkway would have been an adventure. So I?m with Jean MacErnie you?ll have to come up with pictures and building plans before I?ll believe it. LOL. Jean also asked a question about a restaurant on the southeast corner of Inglewood and El Segundo Blvd. In 64/65 there was a Texaco gas station on that corner I know this because I worked there too. On the southwest corner was Del Bradford Chevron station and on the northwest corner was/is Hawthorne High School. I have no recollection of what was on the northeast corner, but if anybody has pictures. LOL. Gawd I love pictures.
The NE corner was a Richfield gas station.
Name: Mari () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 16:16:22
City and State: Lubbock, TX
Message: Liz...I remember that dress shop you were talking about! Don't remember the name but I do remember Margaret Sweeney and I going there a lot. We bought madras blouses there and the good ol black hooded sweaters. Geez..why did we always dress alike?! Maybe it had something to do with uniforms at St. Joe's and carried over to HHS.
Saw your picture with your grandson Liz....what a couple of cuties you are! Say hello to your sister Linda for me.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 15:22:53
City and State: Santa Monica, CA
Message: A new Coug has joined the team! Layla Marigold Johnson, born 5 weeks early at 4 lbs, 13 oz on January 18, 2004 @ 4:01 a.m. Heard "Money" on the way to the hospital!
Congrats, Dan, and may she grow up the love Chuck Berry.
Name: Jean MacErnie () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 13:21:58
City and State: A;BUQUERQUE
Message: Ok, now I am verrry confused!!! I agree with Kellie...I do not remember any alley between Thrifty and Food Giant! I am trying so hard to picture all this and it just doesn't come into view.....So can any of you talented Cougars draw a map of it....I really want to know! John you drew the school lights with the rings well...great memory! Some body please solve this. I thought I knew that area well.....I miss Thrifty....I would buy comics, magazines, ice cream cones.....Does anyone remember Clarks? I bought all the above there too....and a Barbie for under $2.00....I also remember buying a deck of round cards...I loved those cards, these were very cool...I loved playing solitaire with them...Remember the little carnival they had every year in front of Clarks and the shoe store...I think they also had it at Boys market too. I love the memories....
Name: doris () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 12:49:43
E-Mail: sameo sameo
City and State: winterwonderland
Message: OH NO! NO FLAN???? What are we to tell the Flin Flan Fan Club ... and worse yet, no DZLIZZY??? And no JAKE n JUDE? And no accordian music from THE ACCORDIAN MAN? Aaaaargh! What kind of a CRUISE NIGHT can it BE without these very important people in attendance?????
Name: kelley () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 11:56:23
City and State: Englewood, OR
Message: I didn't think food giant and thrifty were together..i thought there where shops in between them Joel's fashions and something else..or was that north of food giant....perhaps a hardware store...i just don't remember a east-west alley there...
I just looked and Joels (old) address was 431 So. Hawthorne Bl. Joels must have been farther South, because the 352 Club, which is still there, was named for its address, at 132nd and Hawthorne which is directly across from Food Giant/Thrifty.
Name: Ernie Nixon () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 11:46:40
City and State: Bakersfield Cal
Message: Hi everyone. I have a belated Cougar siting to report. My wife was talking with a guy who said that his barber is always talking about his Hawthorne High days. His shop is located here in Oildale, so I finally visited him and sure enough, he was a graduate of Hawthorne High. His name is David Jensen, Class of 58. He said he did some cartooning for the school paper. We had a nice discussion and shared some many fond memories of Hawthorne. David does not have access to a computer right now, so is not able to particpate here. Who would have thought that a Cougar could be found here in little old Oildale. Again, thanks John for this site. Ernie Nixon
Great siting, Ernie. I'm sure his classmates remember him. See you on Cruise Night.
Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 08:27:20
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Message: I know we've nearly exhausted the Mexican Food topic....but just one more for those of you traveling to the South Bay for Cruise Night...Take Artesia Blvd all the way to the beach...Hermosa Beach. Just when you reach Hermosa Ave. you'll see the old "Critters" on your right. It's now...North Beach something or another...but on the left...in a tiny little hole in the wall, is "El Gringo". Holy guacamole! That there is some good stuff. Fish tacos like they make in Baja and burritos big enough to feed a family of four. But the flan...well....once you've had mine, you'll never want restaurant flan again. Right Paco?
Thank you, Jean, for the compliment. No, it's not the flan. It's the matching outfits. >grins<
John, the walkway you asked about jarred my memory. There were two little clothes stores just north of Thrifty's. One for the ladies and one for the gentlemen. The walkway was between the mens store and Food Giant. What were the names of those two stores? Does anybody know? I do remember that I had to save my money for a long time to buy something there. Was it Joel's?
Minkows was the mens store next to Joels.
Name: Jean MacErnie () on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 04:27:34
City and State: Albq NM
Message: DOES ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE LITTLE RESTAURANT THAT WAS ON THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF INGLEWOOD AVE AND EL SEGUNDO BLVD? I REMEMBER IT IN MY FRESHMAN YEAR (64/65). IT WAS ALWAYS PACKED DURING THE LUNCH HOURS...EVENTUALLY IT BECAME OFF LIMITS AND LATER CLOSED...I COULD HAVE SWORN IT SOLD BURRITOS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. ONE LAST FOOD THOUGHT...HAVE ANY OF YOU COUGARS EVER HAD INDIAN FRY BREAD? OR INDIAN TACOS....THEY ARE THE BEST TACOS AND THEY ARE HUGE. OR CHORIZO OVER EGGS AND FRIED POTATOS....OK NO MORE...ITS VERY LATE AND I AM GOING TO SLEEP NOW....BEFORE THE SUN COMES UP! HOPE THAT ALL YOU COUGARS HAVE A GREAT 3 DAY WEEK END...AND HUGS AND KISSES TO MY SISTER, ROBERTA (CALDWELL) MOORE.....
Name: Robert Munjko () on Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 23:36:25
City and State: Hawthorne,Ca.
Message: Hello everyone,nice to see some familiar names.Hope i'm able to make Feb 7.
Name: Armand () on Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 20:31:29
City and State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Back in the 1960s, the family favorite for Mexican food was the Tijuana Inn in Gardena, on Redondo Beach Blvd. and Vermont Ave. In the 1970s, there was a little "hole-in-the-wall" place in Inglewood (think it was on Market St.) that had great Mexican food. I can't remember the name. Right now, the only two places I would venture in for Mexican food in the South Bay are Raul's in Hawthorne or Pancho's in Manhattan Beach.
Name: Jean MacErnie () on Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 17:25:47
City and State: Albq NM
Message: Here is some more mexican food talk....The very best mexican food can be found in New Mexico! Great places in Albuquerque are....Los Cuates, Dos Amigos, Gardunos, Sadies, Garcias...to name a few. Here are some food thoughts to drool over....carne asada, calavacitas, carne adovada, green chili stew, green chile chicken tamales, sopapillas, chili con queso, chicken mole (mo-le) chimichangas...and the hottest salsa you can lay your tongue on.
By the way a week or so ago a lady named Evangeline was in the office and we got to talking and I found out she graduated in 1960 from Leuzinger. She remembers a Jerry Underwood from there. Any relation to Pat? I didn't get her last name but she is married to a guy named Jesse Valdez who has 2 brothers named Robert and Manuel who graduated from Hawthorne in the mid 60s and played football for the Cougars...I did not know them but maybe some one else does. I gave them our website and they were interested in it...so we'll see what happens. She mentioned that they were close to Bill Boyds family. Also their sister Linda Valdez went to HHS and was a close friend of Olivia Arias and still is. They also knew Jeff Campbell. We talked so much that I had a hard time doing the search for them in real estate. It was fun....I guess this would be a sort of Cougar Siting....I have had so many visits at work from people who went to HHS or some one in their family did. Small small world!
Last.....I saw the pictures of Liz Estrada and also of her daughter and grand son in Pacos Pics and.....I have to tell you Liz...That you and your daughter could pass for twin sisters!!! So what's your secret? Flan? Take care.