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Name: Russ Jacobsen () on Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 10:27:38
City and State: Kuna, Id
Message:Baxter Dodd, are you sure Big John wasn't born in Nigeria. I mean, have you really checked his papers? LOL,LOL,LOL. We love ya Bake. John this really is a fun place. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
P.S. Phone conversation was a kick in the Canasta. Jake N Jude.
Thanks Jake and thanks for becoming a MEMBER.
Name: Glenda Miller (smith) () on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 11:43:24
City and State: Big Bear Ca.
Message: Hi again classmates of Cougartown, I am looking for a friend by the name of Barbara Graham who used to live in Lancaster Ca. in grade school. She graduated from Hawthorne High School in 1960 . I sent a message yesterday but forgot to tell you the year she graduated. Hope there is someone out there that can help me. Thanks Glenda Miller
Glenda, You might want to look on the alumni list around that same year, for people named Graham and email them. You may easily find a sibling or a cousin. Good Luck
Name: Gary Nix () on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 11:23:38
City and State: Gardnerville, Nevada
Message: Hello COUGARTOWN, If anyone is in the Lake Tahoe area next week, stop by the Carson Valley Inn in Menden Nevada, "4 Way Street" will be there Tuesday Thru Sunday. Fellow Cougartowner Bob Melendrez is in the band, If anyone is interested in more info go to www.cvinn.com you can read more about it. Hey John what are you doing next weekend!!!!!!
HEY GARY!!! Long time no hear from and glad you're still with us. Actually JB2 and I were in Lake Tahoe on the 10th of this month. Sorry we'll miss Bob and 4 Way Street, but maybe there are other Cougs close by that would like to be there. Keep us posted.
Name: Susan King () on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 11:18:12
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Hey John - shhhhhh. I just wanted to whisper to the masses that Mom B is celebrating her 72nd birthday today! Happy Birthday mom, I wish you many more!
Happy Birthday Beverly. Hope you have a lovely day filled with family and BIG EXPENSIVE PRESENTS!!!
I LOVE YOU MAAAANN!!!!
Name: EL ROJO () on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 10:43:54
City and State: YOU KNOW
Message: Thank's for the B-Day wishes Cougs. Actually I told Doris that my B-Day was the 20th, but it's actually the 19th. Huh!! They say you're only as old as you feel.....I want to know what year it was that that dirt turned brown. I qualify! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude.
Name: Wade Greasby () on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 08:21:35
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Greetings Cougs. Hawthorne American Little League produced alot of good ball players. I recall the Optos and the Cardinals were the top teams for awhile. My first year age 8, I was on the Tigers in minors with Bob Klein as Manager. He ran the Hawthorne Press paper. The next year I moved up to the Majors, on the Yankees. Dan Smith, HHS'70, was on the team coached by his Dad. We also had Bob Hurley, presently the President and Owner of Hurley International Surfwear. And thanks to Gary Bickers, for the reminder of BBQ Pete's and their great cole slaw. as a family we would go there every other Friday night for dinner. Cole slaw, the ham or rib dinner were the best. Then we'd head down to A&W for dessert. We'd park on the spot by the alley and corner of 136 and DIB on the cars. As in DIBS on the '57 Chevy. Thanks for the great site and have a super day.
Great memories Wade, Thanks....
Name: Ray () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 23:58:39
City and State: Mena AR
Message: John, thanks for the Birthday wish. I hope you will send another when I really reach 87. As for my brother Dennis, thanks Bud, I appreciate you. Tom, Dennis, Mike Shay, and John, now folks that is a rogues gallery line up. I feel a little bad for brother Dennis, he is still throwing balloons at fire trucks. You would think 35+ years in Law Enforcement would have taught him better. ha . just kidding, I love the heck out of him. Thanks John. Ray
Hey Ray, hope you had a great birthday, and wishing you at least enough more to really get you to 87.
Name: Colleen Adams () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 21:45:04
City and State: Camarillo, CA
Message: I have been crusin' this site for a while now, and finally just had to say HI. Tryin' to get thru all the back pages and it's taking a while! It's bringing back lots of fun and embarrassing memories; some I can't share with you on a public web site! One thing I was remembering was when I was checking the teachers link, and saw Mr. Grahamer. It was in my sophmore year and I had to say something in German, I don't remember what I was supposed to say, but I ended up asking Mr. Grahamer to spend all night with me! The class burst out laughing and Mr. Grahamer thought it was pretty funny too; I prayed for the floor to open up and swallow me! I had a huge crush on a guy in that class, and that made it even worse. OH, what fun! (yes, I passed the class). It's great to be here, all!
Great story, Colleen, and glad you finally chimed in. See, it didn't hurt, did it.
Name: Dawn Moffett () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 21:19:00
City and State: Simi Valley,Ca
Message: Hi Robin and Britt! Of course I remember you guys, and yes Britt I'm smiling. Robin, do you remember Mrs. Hodgeman, 6th grade, York Elementary? I'm still in contact with her and her family, just had a good visit with her and her husband last July. She is doing well and we have fun talking about our times at York. Good to hear from you two! It's not often I get to visit, maybe I'll have to make time more often. Have a GREAT Weekend Cougars!
Name: Don Burns () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 21:02:37
City and State: Downey, CA
Message:Hey Cougs, we are going to be at the Temecula Cruise tomorrow, anybody else going to be there be sure to wear your Cougartown t-shirt, so I can have a Cougar siting, will also be sure to see me at Pachanga in the evening, I have to make my monthly visit & deposit. Later Don
Name: Penny Prouty () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 17:39:35
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hi Britt Stonebraker!.....you asked if I know Don Prouty.......and I sure do.....he's my cousin! (along with his brothers and sister: Doug, Andy and Christine Prouty). I hope they're tuned in to Cougartown but I'm not sure if they have access to a computer, at home. I think I told them about this website some time ago. Thanks for asking!
It's still a small Cougar world out there.
Name: jessie () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 17:16:45
City and State: One wet city...
Class: The wanna be...
Message: When the parade was mentioned it reminded me of the carnival that they had every year at the Commuity Center. My brother taught me to spit on the dimes before tossing them...they stuck better that way ha! I remember one summer he won my mom a whole set of carnival glasses that way. Have a great weekend all!!
Name: Cindy Colby () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 16:22:47
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Baxter, that is funny, I think that is exactly how it happened. Jerry Owen, IHS, you may have known my ex-husband and the father of my oldest son, his name is Don Wernicke, I think he graduated in 59 though, I also have a bunch of friends who went to IHS.
Name: JARRY OWEN () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 15:48:48
City and State: HUNT. BCH. CA. 92
Message: HI ALL: I GRADUATED FROM INGLEWOOD HIGH IN 1958. I NEW A FEW PEOPLE FROM HATHORNE HIGH. ANYONE REMEMBER ME BY ANY CHANCE?
Hey Jarry, Thanks for checking in, as that's the best way to find out. Hope you find a friend or two.
Name: Baxter Dodd () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 15:30:20
City and State: Riverside, CA
Message: I just quickly skimmed through the last three pages of posts to catch up with events and happenings. Let?s see if I got this straight: After the streetfights/rumbles with rival schools, about 38 birthdays, all in February, were celebrated with cheesecakes, cruise-night sundaes, and, after standing in a long line, Hawaiian donuts, washing it all down with Boat Drinks while listening to the Beach Boys barely discernible over the roar of the 605 freeway. The new school cafeteria, looking strangely like something out of ?Close Encounters..,? ate the Senior Square. All of this will be paid for by a Nigerian on Tin-Can Beach once we all send him our bank account numbers. Hmmm...
I?ve said it once, I?ll say it again: Where else can a person find this kind of adventure and fun for only 10 bucks a year. I love you guys, I love this site! Thanks John!
NOW THAT'S FUNNY!!! ....and yes, that's just about how it happened. Thanks Baxter
Name: Dennis Shelley () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 15:15:13
City and State: Santa Teresa, N.M.
Message: John, I hope you don't mind me using CTown to wish my big brother, Ray(HHS58) a Happy Birthday. He will be ? years old on February 28. Ray and my other big brother, Tom(HHS62) took care of me on the streets of Hawthorne during the 50's and 60's. What wonderful memories I have of those days. I remember when the circus came to town and would parade down El Segundo Blvd. Tom, Mike Shay and maybe even you John, would throw water balloons at an old fashion fire truck. The firemen were dressed in clown suits and would spray us with water hoses. We would station ourselves in front of Sonny Tanger's Shell station on El Segundo and Birch Ave? Those were the days! Sorry for such a long message. Thanks for the C-Town site. My dues are in the mail. Hello to all my former 1967 classmates. Dennis
Hey Dennis, It's great to hear from you. Yep, gotta plead guilty to water-ballooning that Model T firetruck that the HFD rolled out every year. Lots of fun back then, all right.
So it's Ray's birthday, huh. He's gotta be..... carry the two... That's hard to believe but Happy 87th Birthday, Ray....
Thanks for checking in, Dennis, and feel free to write anytime.
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 11:54:46
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Message: Paco has some good looking folks posted up today. The Soares Family looks like they should be on the cover of a magazine. What a beautiful family. Debi Cook and Sister Pat's pictures are so cute. Thanks for your stuff Paco.
Name: Lisa Neely () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 22:09:14
City and State: Arizona
Message: Is there going to be a 20 year reunion for the class of '84???? If anyone has info please let me know.
Yes, and let me know too.
Name: Lisa () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 21:29:40
City and State: Ramona, CA
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FRIEND, KELLEY K. CURRIE. I THINK THAT CORVAIR AT THE A&W BELONGED TO MY SISTER IN LAW. MY BROTHER USED TO RACE CARS ON HAWTHORNE BLVD AND THEY FELL IN LOVE AT THE A&W. I READ OF THE BAUMGARDNER'S LOSS AND IT MADE ME SAD. KELLEY, I LOVE YOU. LISA
Happy Bday, Kelley
Name: Britt Stonebraker () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 20:59:32
City and State: San Marcos Ca
Message: I was going to alert cougartown the nigerians have found us! But as usual Im a day late and a little short! YIKES!
Dawn & Robin! I remember you two, Long time Hope your smilin! ;)
Penny Prouty, do you know Don Prouty??
Name: Tom Burroughs () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 17:33:04
City and State: Prescott AZ
John, my girlfriends name is Paula, & she is also my wife. Kind of a double agent!! Had a great time Sat. at the action" packed El Torito!!! Whew!! Too much fun!! Lets do it again? TB from AZ
Now see, I knew it started with a "P" but was it Paula, Penelope, or Patsy? Sorry Paula for not remembering and also for not knowing you two were married, but in my defense, Tom, you were gone a long time and I can't keep up with you fast moving class of 58ers. Thanks for straightening me out and we'll see you two at Cruise Night 11.
Name: Glenda Miller (Smith) () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 15:07:32
City and State: Big Bear City, Ca.
Message: Hi my name is Glenda Miller (used to be Smith). I am looking for a long lost friend named Barbara A Graham. It has been 44 years since I have seen her and I would love to connect with her again. We were best friends in grade school in Lancaster Ca. Hope some one can help. My phone number is 909-585-7555 or you can e-mail me. Thanks
Hi Glenda, About what year would she have graduated?
Name: Robin Kacena () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 15:03:50
City and State: hawthorne, ca
Message: Hello again, this is second visit to CT. I have recognized two more names since my last visit. Marla Crane your brother Barry and my brother Glen were best frinds along with Chuck Barrett and Jim Cicalese back at HHS (c/o 74 I believe). Dawn (Koch) Moffett do you remember me, I lived next door to Frank and Vi Poppelton on 118th Place, they went to your church, and we went to school together all the way back to York Elementary. I have also been working with, for the past 10 years, a Cougar alumnus class of 62, Penny(Hopper)Gallegos who still also resides in Hawthorne. This website is so much fun. Hope to see more names I remember.
Hi Robin, Glad you enjoy the site and are reconnecting. Say hi to Penny from all in the Class of 62.
Name: Penny Prouty () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 14:53:37
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: I just caught up with Feedback after being away for a couple of days....John, just one more note about this incident with the scam artist.....just want you to know it won't affect my wanting to be a part of Cougartown.....thanks to you, we have a special place to meet and I have confidence in you and the way Cougartown is set up. And like you said, there are so many other ways these guys can access our email addresses. Hopefully, others will not give up on Cougartown, either........'tis too high a price to pay!
Thank you Penny, and yes there're lots of easier ways to harvest email addresses other than by hand. Hopefully this is all behind us
Name: Howard Graham () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 14:22:44
City and State: Houston, Texas
Message: John, sounds like this Scott Williams paid as much attention in English class as I did. Don't let this person try and destroy the Ctown family that you have worked so hard for, by requesting the e-mail be taken off. I have rekindled some old friendships because of them. I don't write, but do read feed back often, and the memory of Hawthorne is like being back there.
Thank you so much for this site.
Hey Howard, no, this guy won't hurt us one bit. Thanks for the positive feedback....
Name: Debbie () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 08:14:10
City and State: Del Aire
Message: I turned Scott W's email into firstname.lastname@example.org. He went to some length to hide his real source, but he shouldn't mess with C-Town!
Name: Dawn Moffett () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 00:39:43
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca
Message: I found the pictures, please disregard that request. How are the kids going to school! Yikes.
Name: Dawn () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 00:35:51
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca.
Message: If Scott Williams does nothing he caused me (and probably a few others) to check in for the first time in a long while. I don't know where on the east side of Simi Beverly lives but I'm in the middle and I'm blowing up my "floaties". Glad to see Cougartown is still alive and kicking. What I really want to know about is this face lift for HHS, what's up! More pictures please! Doesn't look like the cafeteria I remember, especially all those windows on the front we washed the day of graduation 1977 after a night of some groups "fun".
Name: Pat Underwood () on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 00:22:57
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: Gee guys I?ve been getting these e-mails from Nigeria for months. They want your checking account number so they can deposit a large amount of cash so they can share it with you. Yeah right!!!! Just delete them and move on. The only get rich quick scheme is every one that reads this e-mail just send me a dollar, I?m sure that I will get rich someday so send that dollar ASAP! I didn?t make the CRUISE night on Saturday night as I was in the hospital again, but I did send my wife and she said there was about seven people standing in the rain so she didn?t stop. Oh yes and don?t forget that dollar.
Name: Jim Sloey () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 23:34:24
City and State: RB, CA
Message: Has anybody heard from my old buddy Scott Williams. I have been trying to find him for years. Last I heard he went on safari or something.
Very Funny, buddy.... And where were you and Debby on Cruise Night, HUH??
Name: DONNA URBACH () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 23:09:53
City and State: LAKE ELSINORE, CA.
Message: COUGAR SITING: WHILE OUT & ABOUT THIS PAST WEEKEND IN TEMECULA I DROPPED INTO THE OLD TOWN RECORD STORE & IN TALKING WITH THE GUY WORKING, JIM, DISCOVERED THAT HE WAS FROM HAWTHORNE, HHS GRADUATE CLASS OF '70. IT WAS WONDERFUL TALKING ABOUT OLD PLACES OF INTEREST. ALSO FOR ALL YOU CAR BUFFS, IF YOU ARE OUT & ABOUT THIS WEEKEND THEY ARE HAVING THE ANNUAL ROD RUN/CAR SHOW THERE IN OLD TOWN TEMECULA THIS FRI./SAT. DON'T FORGET TO DROP IN & SAY HI! TO JIM, I'M SURE HE WOULD LOVE TO TALK OLD HAWTHORNE WITH ONE & ALL. THANKS JOHN FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL SITE. ITS NICE TO READ THE OLD HAWTHORNE STORIES.
Thanks Donna and I've been to the Old Temecula show more than a couple of times. It is lots of fun.
Name: Glenn () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 22:24:29
City and State: So no Ma
Message: I hate to break it to you guys but I got an E-mail from a Nigerian,addressed to EmailAddressNotCurrent today and I went for it; it paid off better than the Stock Market and I'm retiring tomorrow. JB, et al., it was great to see everyone the other night and I must say, no dues are better spent than support of this wonderful website. gfc
Very funny, Glenn and thanks for making the trek from Sonoma to Hawthorne for the Cruise night from hell.
Name: joseph mailander () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 20:14:14
City and State: los angeles, ca
Message: Hey, John, I never mind currying financial favor with beleaguered Nigerians, so if you ever hear of any such opportunities, please don't hesitate to let me know. Also: now that your crew of Branch Hawthornians have settled on their own versions of what boat drinks might be, all legitimate I can see, let me pester you with another equally trivial perplexity: When did Foster's Freeze Hawthorne change its signage? I can see in your sit'es photo of it that it did...We have a Fosters here in the Inner City on Fletcher just south of San Fernando Road that still has the old white-on-blue masterpiece intact. Believe it or not, the Modern Committee of the LA Conservancy is busying itself with the question of what the original Fosters Freeze signage looked like, because a signage museum in Cincinatti is trying to re-create this and some other SoCal signs--if you have any old info or photos of the old sign in your archive, let me know. John, also, remember our No Senior Photo agreement we made for when I make a post here. Did it expire or something? If so, can I talk to you about the possibility about an extension? Soon after my next beleaguered Nigerian princess bank transaction comes through, I promise to reward you handsomely for this courtesy. Peace and Boat Drinks--Joseph
MY GOD joseph, you FINALLY mispelled a word....or is that miss-spelled? Anyway, per our agreement, how is this picture? AND good luck with those Nigerian fellows. I always thought that was a rather poor country.