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Name: Jill McFarlane () on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 12:50:54
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: My how times have changed. Sue, if you were to do a drive by nowadays, that would be stalking. But regarding Sue's subject of landing "Crushes" In my frosh year, I had friends in the drama club, they were doing Wizard of Oz. I use to go to their rehearsals. One night, I was heading into Nyman hall, when bam, I got struck in the face by the door by somebody coming out, he was rather annoyed at Mr. Fix. I went flying, and when I came to, I was bleeding, only to see that the boy I had a crush on was standing over me. He felt so bad about hitting me with the door, he asked me out. We were off and on during my years at school, but got serious after I graduated, it didn't work out, but I still have the scar above my eye. How romantic is that!
Nowadays you sue the school for not having doors marked "Beware, Door Here".
Name: Bud Rhoades () on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 11:59:52
City and State: Seal Beach,Ca
Message: Finally after all these years I can finally explain to my Mom what all that honking was really about,and you talk about naive????wow,I really was clueless,and you guys thought I was concieted????no,just clueless.
Name: Barbara () on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 09:53:52
City and State: El Segundo
Message: Regarding Tony Carson, yes Frank Romano his dad did work at the Chevy dealer. And to Sharon Bierman, as far as it working, the only person that would talk to me in the Carson household, was his mom, she was so nice to me. Tony would walk in the room, she'd tell him that she was talking to me and he'd turn around and walk out. From what I can remember, I don't think Tony ever talked to me. Oh, the things we young girls did to get a boys attention.
Name: Richard Burris () on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 07:03:22
City and State: Redding ca.
Message: HI TO ALL
Hi back atcha, Richard....
Name: kate fisher () on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 05:25:36
City and State: perth, australia
Message: got here from www.ultimateinsult.net.
great site, love the slang and recollections pages.
makes me nostalgic for things i've never had (i'm 18, so never experienced any of these things).
Name: Robert (Bobby) Fitzgerald () on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 02:50:34
City and State: Santa Ana, Ca.
Message: Belated congrats. on 600 pages JB. You deserve all the kudos your getting for giving us this wounderful site. Look forward to seeing all you Cougs at Cruise Night. Fitz
Hey Thanks Bobby, See you then.
Name: Frank Romano () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 21:02:48
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: To the Lady cougars that are addressing Tony Carson... Just where did the Tony Carson you're recalling live.
Lee Carson's youngest son's name was Tony... I'm just wondering if this is the same young man. Lee worked at Kenneth Chevrolet for many years...I was there for most of the '60s and early '70s.
Name: Susan King () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 19:37:00
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Barbara Duran, that is so funny about calling Tony Carson! I recall that after us girls got driver licenses, we would make a point of driving by the homes of boys we were scheming on and honking loudly as we zoomed by. Must have driven (no pun intended) their parents - and them - crazy! Poor Robb Russell and Bud Rhoades - they were permanent targets among others! So gang, what are some of the things YOU did to get the attention of your crushes way back when?? And more importantly, DID IT WORK?
Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 16:33:41
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Message: http://www.ateljelundkvist.se/z/aja&layla For a photo of Layla and her big sister
Any comments on how cute they are, please send directly to Dan. Thanks Cougs
Name: Claudia Walker () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 15:00:12
City and State: Lee's Summit, Missouri
Message: What a great website. Thank You John. I found out about it from Tom Burroughs. I am looking for Mickey Williams class of 1955 if anyone has any knowledge of her please let me know. I know she got married and had two girls last I knew of her.
Hi Claudia, Glad you found us and I hope someone can help you find your friend.
Name: Penny Prouty () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 14:48:25
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Congratulations, John! This is my second attempt, so hopefully, this message will go through. I just want to add my heartfelt appreciation for all the good memories and the connections between old and new friends that you have made possible. I don't often contribute to feedback, but I tune in on a regular basis. Thank you for all your dedication, patience and the personal sacrifices that you've given to make this possible for all of us. You're a very special individual and we are all blessed to know you!
Thank you AGAIN Penny, as your first message did come through about 21 feedbacks ago.
Name: Barbara () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 13:58:32
City and State: El Segundo
Message: I just saw Tony Carson's name and boy did I torture that poor guy. He was in the 12th and I was in the 9th grade. I used to call his house EVERY day, hear his voice and hang up. Sorry Tony
Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 13:56:00
City and State: Laguna Hills/Seal Beach
Message: I have very clear memories of Groves Market on Inglewood Ave. and 120th. or thereabouts, also the candy store right next door, owned by John Soloman, he was a really nice man, always gave you extra candy, his wife was really mean and didn't want kids hanging around (I thought that was why they owned a 'candy store' you would have thought it was for the kids). Anyway, Groves Market was neat, they had a meat counter with a big crock of the biggest dill pickles, bigger than the ones we used to get at Knotts. I also frequented Felton Market when Groves closed. Too bad we don't still have neighborhood markets like that, when I lived in Inglewood I did all of my shopping at Teeples market and Penny Food Market right around the corner from my house.
Actually Hawthorne still has a few Mom and Pop markets still going.
Name: Jessie () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 12:27:36
City and State: Los Angeles
Class: the monkey
Message: Happy Chinese New Year!! It's the year of the monkey...that means anyone born in 1956 this is your year! So celebrate!! Let's hope it a great year for us all, and John, once again thank's for starting us off right...with friends and memories.
Once again, thanks....
Name: Patty Saville () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 11:38:56
City and State: Laguna Beach, CA
Message: RATS! I waited too long to add feedback to page 600! Thank you John for welcoming us home again. I remember when Jorge told me about CT and now I can't remember being without it. Checking into CT from near and far helped me through many business trips.
Reuniting with lots of friends and meeting new ones has been great. I feel like we all grew up together (oh, I think we did). I can't believe so many pages have passed since the Las Vegas reunion. (Remember the conga line and "Ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-TAH"?)
Thank you my friend!
Yeah that LV reunion was one of the first. We had about 45 people show up and I knew Frank Romano and Jim and Sandy Perry, when the night started. When it ended I knew them all. What a surprise when Eugene Fay walked in the door.
Anyway, we DID grow up together, just in different years. The people changed but in the early 60's, Hawthorne remained the same. Thanks Patty....
Name: Jessie () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 11:28:06
City and State: Los Angeles
Class: ahhh the memories...
Message: I remember the Felton Market.I can still remember how great it smelt in there. Laurie Burk and I use to take our coke bottles there and buy candy with the money we got from them...Big Hunks, Look Bars, Abazabs, and let's not forget jujubees...
Name: Mike Burt () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 10:52:13
City and State: Cheyenne, WY
Message: To Jack Hammer, class of '68: I didn't know you but my sister Esther (Zearing) graduated from HHS, class of '69 and now lives in Sutherlin, OR, with a PO box in Oakland. She lived there many years, did a six-year stint in West Plains, MO, before returning to Sutherlin.
Also, you're right about grandkids. My oldest daughter has a son who embodies the perfect parents' revenge, but the younger one wised up and learned from her sister's parenting experience. Consequently, she wants nothing to do with children! Darn! On the other hand, the younger one has never been a problem, so no revenge is necessary. Cheers.
Name: Mike Burt () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 10:42:27
City and State: Cheyenne, WY
Message: Just checking back in for anyone I might recognize on the Cougartown website. Took a look at the photos of the construction site that HHS has become and could hardly recognize the place. Thanks for the captions. They really helped.
Well, my stint in SoCal finally came to an end in 2002. Sony collapsed and sent me packing, just like so many other companies and people. My wife and I looked around for decent jobs, but there weren't many out there, believe me! If you've got one of those, hang onto it! But it looks like things are improving a bit.
In March 2003, Dish Satellite held out an offer at their satellite uplink facility in Cheyenne, WY, so we thought we'd give it a try, something different. Man, was it different!
After living 33 years in SoCal, we thought we'd have trouble adjusting to the icy, wintry weather, but that hasn't been much of a problem. It's like weather everywhere- you adjust, shrug it off and go on with your life.
The main problems have been allergies and sheer BOREDOM. There ain't much to do out here unless you drive 45 miles to Ft. Collins, CO, or 100 miles to Denver. It's been an interesting year, but we will probably be coming back to California this year.
Now that I'm away, it's really nice to read other's memories of Hawthorne, even though most of them weren't mine. Good or bad, few of us will forget the years we lived in Hawthorne nor the four years each of us spent at HHS. Thanks, John.
Name: John Rout () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 10:41:32
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: All that talk about Food Giant reminded me that I was in the first group of box boys hired to work in the temp. store in the back of the parking lot while the original was being rebuilt. It was a gas working there. Also, a couple of days ago Janet mentioned the Food Giant bakery. They made the absolute best cherry pie ever. You with me John, "Cherry..ba doo doo... Cherry Pie..."
OK, but I get the bass part. Thanks John....
Name: Mary Doyle () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 10:36:56
City and State: Manhattan Beach
Message: Wow, 600 pages! I remember going to Foster Freeze after the 100th page. Yesterday, as I sat in the dentist chair, I remembered back to about age 7 or 8 (that's a guess)when a dentist (on the old Broadway circle) just started drilling on my tooth with no anesthetic or anything. I can only remember yanking that drill out and yelling something like 'get me outta here!' I also remember my mom took me to Owl Drug for a banana split or something afterward. Does anyone remember that dentist? I think his office was next door to the drugstore.
I don't remember that one but there was another one in a big brown house that sat on the SE quadrant of the Broadway Circle.
Name: Kelley () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 10:25:48
City and State: Englewood, OR
Message: Thanks John, This has been such a blast..I've reconnected with a few old friends..Had a chance to meet Donna Gore..What a wonderful lady. Went to one function, a homecoming game, stick and stein...And we actually had an Oregon reunion a few years back..You have really put your heart into this site..Much appreciated up here in Oregon..Thanks John
I've never heard of the Sweetwater, spent most of my music days in Hollywood...It was such a wonderful time to be living in Hawthorne so close to everything...To the couple who just moved back to Hawthorne..it's a total mind blower ain't it!!! Petey hasn't been back for over twenty years..If she ever decides to visit..I'm blindfolding her and dropping her off at Rosecrans and Aviation....If not for the signs I don't believe she would know where she was ...Thanks again John...
You're welcome, Kel......
Name: CHERYL () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 10:09:54
City and State: TORRANCE CA
Message: I VISITED THE SITE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY AND WOW TALK ABOUT MEMORIES. I SAW NAMES LIKE CURTIS PLOTKIN, BILL HUNLEY, MELANIE KLASNO, VAL VILLEREAL, HELEENA LOVELESS - AMAZING. WHERE ARE YOU GUYS? I DIDNT SEE HOWEVER MARK FARNSWORTH, SCOTT BURRIS, RUSS BIXLER, KAREN GARCIA. ANY BODY KNOW THERE WHEREABOUTS? SEE COMMENTS FROM DANA SALLY - REUNION FEB 7TH, 2004 AT CHEESECAKE FACTORY IN REDONDO BEACH. WOULD LOVE TO SEE ALL OF YOU THERE
There you go, Cheryl. Thanks, and welcome aboard.
Name: Don (Crow) Burns () on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 01:07:20
City and State: Downey, Ca
Message: Hey Cougs, congrats to you John for 600 pages, I have read every one of them, & enjoyed them all, thanks for so many memories. I & my 64 T-bird will be there if it's not raining. Had a repeat cougar siting, her name is Sarah Fischman C/O 82 & she has e-mail now it is firstname.lastname@example.org I know she would love to hear from any of her old buds. Also one of my co-workers wife's name is Jennifer (Mills) Meinhart C/O 82, they don't have e-mail yet but I will relay any messages to her. Later Don
Name: Dana Salley () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 22:33:09
City and State: Simi
Message: Okay all; Cheesecake on Saturday Feb 7. I have heard from so many excited people I cannot list them all. Most are planning on arriving between 2 and 3 pm, but others have obligations and will not arrive until 5 or 6. I have been emailed by a few who are still locals who say this should not be a problem as long as we are eating and drinking. The manager there, said we can stay as long as we need to in the lounge. There is also a patio we can TAKE OVER according to my other reliable sources. Any other questions please email me. Brian, I am looking forward to seeing you, so is Scott and Kim and Lori.
Hey Cougs, this is how a REUNION is supposed to feel. Sounds like quite a get together, Dana. You all have a GREAT TIME!!!
Name: melanie landry () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 18:16:27
City and State: boise, idaho
Message: I'd like to hear from anyone who remembers me! I loved hearing from Robin Rickert and Lea Little. I lost your addresses!! please e-mail me
Name: JOSE PERALTA () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 18:01:14
City and State: TUCSON ARIZONA
Message: 1984 GRAD
Name: Jay Fernandez () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 17:35:26
City and State: New York, NY
Message: Would encourage the class of 76 to check out http://classreport.com/usa/ca/hawthorne/hhs/1976
The site has been up for about a year and there has been no catch. It is specific to 1976 and is a nice supplement to these pages. Note: SUPPLEMENT, not replacement, 'cuz let's face it, this site is the best HHS site!
Why would you advertise Pillsbury in Betty Crocker's kitchen?
Name: Bud Rhoades () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 16:17:26
City and State: Seal Beach,Ca
Message: Sweetwater was THE place from the late 70's to the mid 80's.I was fortunate enough to play drums for a guy alot of you sixties gang remember as "Keith" as in "98.6 its good to have you back again"Keith.We played the Sweetwater on a number of occasions often with such acts as Juice Newton,J.D Souther,Willie Nelson,The Sweethearts of the Rodeo,and even the Plimsouls.It was for home away from home for many a southbay musician,without a doubt the epicenter of the singer-songwriter hippy heaven of that era,I really miss that place.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 15:44:00
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Message: South Bay stories to mark the occassion of 600 pages in CT. Who here remembers the two music venues that used to stand near King Harbor where (I think) a Hilton or Sheraton stands today? The Sweetwater was a smallish place that actually featured country and/or rockabilly bands -- a very strange thing indeed for the Beachy/Metally/Punk South Bay. Next door was the Smokestack (name later changed to The Fleetwood) -- a large converted Woolworth's (or something like that) that during my high school years featured hard rocking/tight white pants bootie shaking hard rock bands only to change over to become one of the premier (and first) hardcore punk venues outside of Hollywood. Those were, indeed, the days!
Thank you Don Kirchener....
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 15:04:54
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: My fondest memories were before Art's Mart, when it was Pete's Mart. They had the best penny candy (in glass cases), candy bars, popsicles and ice cream. Pete, his wife, and little girl, were so nice to everyone. Ahhhh the memories.......
Mentioned before; The candy store I remember was OK Grocery on Cedar Av and El Segundo.
Name: Penny Prouty () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 14:56:42
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Congratulations, John! This website is a huge achievement and is treasured by so many of us. You have my heartfelt appreciation for all the time and personal sacrifices you have given to make this so special. I may not be a regular contributor but I'm a steady reader. Thank you for making it possible to go back in time and to smile (a lot) and to reconnect with our old friends. You are a special guy...thanks, John!
You are welcome, Penny. Thanks for being out there.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 14:47:24
City and State: Honolulu, Kona, HI
Message: You know what is really neat is going back to page 1 and seeing who were some of the first to sign in. I just found out I was the first person on page 2. Time sure flys when having fun. That was way back in 1997 I figure. Go back and read some of the original messages they were great.
Thanks Keith, and thanks too for sticking around so long.
Name: Jessie () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 13:22:18
City and State: The Golden State
Class: Wanna be...
Message: Hey John,
Just want to say thanks for letting me be a part of C.T. when I am not a Cougar but just a Wanna be. It's been a fun ride!
Just so all you Morningside, Inglewood, Leuzinger, Mira Costa, Redondo, etc. people know; this page is open to all your comments about the South Bay area. Join in anytime.
Name: Laura/Dave () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 12:30:47
City and State: Hotel, CA
Message: John, are you already 600?! You don't look a day over, um, 39.
We're so thrilled everyone arranged a party to welcome us back to LA after 20 years. . .but we're in shock: there's a freeway running through Hawthorne, and the Cockatoo wouldn't take a room reservation, and the mall is boarded up. How will we cope? At least we know there's cheesecake in our future.
Hi Laura and Dave, Yes, if you think Hawthorne has changed for the mid 70's crowd you should have been around in the 50's.
Glad you can make the Cheesecake Factory get-together. That one is growing everyday.
Name: Cindy Colby () on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 11:44:36
City and State: Seal Beach Soon
Message: All this talk about Mexican food and the best tacos brought back a wonderful memory of my Mom making tacos with ground potato in with the meat, that was before all of the taco stands, they were the best I have ever had. I thought that was pretty good for a gringa (WASP) from Minnesota.