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Name: Barney McArdle () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 11:57:55
City and State: Richardson, TX
Class: 1958
Message: Hi John, I was reading all of the "Feedback's" and wonder if anyone can tell me the name of the High School that was located over by TRW. I can't remember the cross streets either. Maybe one was La Cienega? I know that the school is nolonger there but the auditorium is still there. I now live in Texas (near Dallas) but can't remember the name of that High School.
Hi Barney, The high school was Aviation High.

Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 10:22:55
E-Mail: dzlizzy31@hotmail
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 69
Message: Good Morning Everybody! I am in need and thought I'd give feedback a try. I'm in the middle of a kitchen remodel and I need someone to stain my new cabinets. If you know of someone who can help me please drop me an email...Thank you. Kitchen Krazy Dizzy Lizzy

Name: Dan Johnson () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 01:26:44
City and State: Redondo Beach
Class: 77
Message: The Smokestack changed its name to The Fleetwood and became one of the prime punk venues in SoCal hosting shows by such artists as the Germs and X

Name: Bob Brophy () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 00:06:10
City and State: Phoenix Az
Class: Serra '63
Message: All this talk of bars in and round Hawthorne bring back a lot of memories. I had a few beers at Tommy's on Prairie ave. There were alot of people from Hawthorne and Leuzinger HS that hung out there.
Bob Brophy

Name: Susie "klink" () on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 23:46:56
City and State: 87111
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: sinsexbeerfun
Message: ...besides Sweetwater, the triangle in Redondo Beach also had Smokestack, a metal music bar. And on a sad note, the pedal steel/dobro wizard, JB Crabtree, formally of my band Sweethearts of the Rodeo,passed away, March 5th...

Name: Larry Bach () on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 23:17:04
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1972
Message: Yesterday would have been the 63rd birthday of former neighbor and friend, Carl Boenish, HHS Class of 1958. Carl Boenish is known throughout the world for his accomplishments as a skydiver/photographer, and as a pioneer of 'BASE' jumping. Carl died in 1984 during a base jump from a cliff in Norway. I lived down the street from Carl on Manor Drive and as a kid used to watch him pack his parachute on his front lawn during the mid 1960's. Around 1980, Carl had me make two leaded glass windows for his living room, one a camera suspended by a parachute and the other showing himself skydiving in his red jump suit. Carl Boenish was a very talented and intrepid individualist. I miss his enthusiasm for life and his unusual laugh.
Thanks Larry....

Name: Linda (Booker) Hitt () on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 22:00:53
City and State: San Ramon, CA
Maiden: Booker
Message: Hi.. I just loved this website! I grew up in Hawthorne and would have graduated from HHS in 1969 if I hadn't moved to South Torrance in 1965. Went to Eucalyptus Elementary and Hawthorne Intermediate. I live up in the San Francisco Bay Area - San Ramon, I am married with two girls, 16 and 11. If anyone remembers me, please write me an email. I have many many memories of Hawthorne. We lived on Eucalyptus Ave on a big piece of land where all the kids in the neighborhood used to play all day. I would love to find Joanne Forster, Ann Rasberry, Kathy Lyons. Does anyone know what happened to Valerie Thompson, Patti Humpting? GREAT MEMORIES HERE... LOVE IT ALL!
Hi Linda, Glad you like the website, and I'm sure someone knows your friends. Stop by anytime.

Name: Jerry Rigney () on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 19:37:18
City and State: Palmdale, Ca
Class: '59
Message: Yep, and the famous or infamous "Cockatoo Inn" plus the bird on the southside of town, the "Falcon Inn" (which I was told by the original owner, had to get permission from the cockatoo to use the name of a bird).
Good ones, Jerry, and how about the Kit Kat Club in Lennox? OK, I'm reaching now.

Name: Jerry Rigney () on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 17:36:17
City and State: Palmdale, Ca
Class: '59
Message: Nice going John, could that pic be out of a '56 El Molino? Actually I really liked Mr. Turner, just not sure he chose the right profession. As far as those place's of entertainment with animal name's, I only know what the big boy's told me.
Yes it could, Jerry, and I have one more for the animal lovers; Papa Bears.....

Name: Jerry Rigney () on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 09:50:42
City and State: Palmdale, Ca
Class: '59
Message: Ah yes Doris, Mr. Turner. Had him for math, wasn't any better. Reminded me of Captain Jet. Hey Denny, think maybe you're on to something, how about the "Tigers Den" known later as "The Wild Goose". John you may even have heard mention of them.
The Wild Goose is still there although I didn't know the previous name. Wasn't there a Bullpen somewhere and nowadays there are Elephant Bars all over the area.

Name: Armand Vaquer () on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 09:22:51
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1972
Message: While we're on the subject of bars, does anyone remember the name of a bar in the old triangle shopping center in Redondo Beach that had live music circa 1977? CRS has set in and I can't remember its name. I do remember doing a photo-shoot of Frazier Smith there for the L.A. Herald-Examiner. Another favorite back then was Bestie's in Hermosa Beach. Cheers!

Name: Denny () on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 19:08:05
City and State: Del Aire
Class: Double Nickels
Message: The names of these lounges certainly take me back a few. If the Lama Room was kind of slow you could take a run across Torrance to Hawthorne Blvd and in that mini mall was the Zebra room (which is still there). In the sixties they had live entertainment at both bars and I did spend entirely too much time in them. Guess the point I was trying to make is "did ya ever notice how all the drunks flock to the places with animal names?". Just a thought
And I liked the Black Boar too.

Name: doris () on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 10:00:55
E-Mail: yup
City and State: tf id
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: I'm not being "nice", John ... just honest to a fault! And I have to admit, I had three teachers who would like to have seen me sent to the moon! And everybody is always talking about what great English teachers they had ... I had AWFUL English teachers ... just gosh-awful! Mr. Turner kept asking me "Young lady! Do you want to stay in this class?" and I didn't know if he meant "stay another year" or stay as in "stay in this class NOW". When I asked him what he meant, he sent me to the principal's office! Nope! I'll never forget Mr. Turner!
Well at least you got to spend the rest of the period with Mr Nyman; a REAL nice guy.

Name: mike funk () on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 04:19:49
City and State: laughlin,nv
Maiden: fugitive
Class: 76
Message: lama room, next to SHAKEYS PIZZA. ????? I think. ????

Name: Janice Henderson () on Friday, April 2, 2004 at 22:22:19
City and State: Huntington Beach, Ca.
Maiden: Jamison
Class: 68
Message: John, I think you got your animals confused. The other bar on Torrance Blvd. near the Raintree & the Sands was called the Lama Room, not the Camel Stop. You were close.
Hi Janice, Yes, I stand corrected. Thanks for helping out with that one; it was the Lama Room. It's been a couple of decades ago, for me.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, April 2, 2004 at 20:52:06
City and State: Honolulu, Kona HI
Class: 76
Message: Had dinner last night at the Renaissance Hotel in Maui and Jerry Seinfeld was staying there and he was sitting next to us at dinner. I was with my partner and his kids and Jerry was really nice to them. He was actually really friendly to everyone that came up to say hi. No Cougar siting at dinner but I am still trying.

Name: doris () on Friday, April 2, 2004 at 14:48:34
E-Mail: absolutely
City and State: same-o, same-o
Maiden: stilldonaldson
Class: yesteryeartoalmosteveryonewhovisitsCT
Message: GEEZ JOHN!!!! I am so impressed with your homework about the bunkers and have to admit I have printed these pictures so I will have them in the future, as well as your comments thereunder. YOU ARE SO COOL and gosh CTers ... do you really know how very lucky we are to have this venue? YOU DA MANNNNNN, JOHN! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Man, this thing IS working. I was wondering.
Thank you Doris, for being such a nice Cougar. Were you this nice to your teachers?

Name: Gail Batchelor () on Friday, April 2, 2004 at 11:25:59
City and State: Vista CA
Maiden: morrison
Class: 1976
Message: Hey Dennis Jones, I remember you, Do you remember me? Email me @ asap! me Gail Morrison

Name: deano () on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 08:54:57
City and State: tustin
Class: 65
Message: Hey J.B. I always thought those gun bunkers were the parking areas to watch the submarine races.
Is that what you told your date?

Name: Larry Biller () on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 08:23:23
City and State: Portland,Or
Class: 1967
Message: A couple of ramps and my son's would have that gun emplacement turned into a skateboard park.
Actually it's part of Fort MacArthur and the Fort MacArthur Museum now.

Name: mike funk () on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 01:34:51
City and State: laughlin, nv.
Maiden: 133rd st. holly G.
Class: 76
Message: you go from fishing to boat drinks to car's to supermarket's to etc' etc' to golf and then A 15 HOLE COARSE. got to be EL SEGUNDO'S. I feel OK today. Can I move back now???

Name: doris () on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 20:00:19
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: WOW JOHN! Thanks so much for the great picture! I had no idea that's what they looked like. I had them pictured as being much smaller! You are so kind; again, thank you!
You are welcome, Doris. Here's another one.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 18:53:41
E-Mail: wch1ispinkATaolDOTcom
City and State: Westchester, CA
Class: 77
Message: There's nuthin quite like that 15 hole course next to the airport!

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 17:23:01
City and State: sunny belmont shores
Class: 74
Message: Well without a doubt we will have our inaugural Cougar Classic. What a fantastic response from C-Towners who like to golf or at least want to drive around a golf cart for four hours. Now all we have to do is find the right course and time, not a major hurdle but we do want to be respectful to everyone's wallet and handicap, i.e a day thats fun and affordable. Let me start on this and I will report back with some options for everyone, this is starting to look like a real great time is shaping up. Thanks again everyone.
Sounds good Bud, we'll be looking forward to it.

Name: jessie () on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 16:53:48
E-Mail: mikejessie
City and State: LA, CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wanna be...
Message: Well, what do you say Bud and Wade...may I play or do you have to know how to play real golf?

Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 16:34:02
City and State: Parker, Az
Class: '73
Message: I thnk I'll have to pass on the CT Golf Tourney. I always get too much sand in my shoes.

Name: Jessie () on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 14:42:56
City and State: LA, CA
Maiden: Corral
Class: Wanna be...
Message: If I know how to play miniature golf can I come and play too?
You'll have to ask Bud and Wade.

Name: JOHN CROTTY () on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 13:51:44
City and State: HERMOSA BEACH
Class: 1969
91!! You're too good, John..... Fillout the form above if you'd like to participate and thanks for joining in.

Name: Paco () on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 13:42:25
City and State: Lake Forest
Class: 1961
Message: You do know that we have defending champions of the 1st Annual Prom Golf Challenge, the winners were Rich Sloan, Dennis Campbell, Paco Duran and Robin Hood.
Then we'll just have to split up that foursome.

Name: Bud () on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 12:27:45
City and State: sunny belmont shores
Class: 74
Message: I think its a great idea to have mixed foursomes, guys and gals. Please P.M me or Wade and we'll start a list, determine a date, locale and inaugurate the first Cougartown Classic. Johnny boy, hows your game? You HAVE to participate in some form. I was also thinking that a post round BBQ/Party would be a fitting way to end the day. Have a great day everyone.
Haven't played the game since the late 70's and then it was just short courses. I own a 7 iron and 9 iron and a putter, I THINK. My game wasn't good then and I'm sure it hasn't improved much. Maybe I could watch the food or something serious like that.
Anyway, sounds like a fun Cougartown day. I'll add a questionnaire to the page to see who's interested, and we can go from there. Thanks Bud and Wade for coming up with something that'll bring the Cougs together.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 09:42:49
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: I'm a golfer! Unfortunately my handicap matches my age, but I am getting better. I played Sunday and had some pretty tee-off shots, my mid and short game stunk up the place. I can never get all three in sync. Paco can back me up on this. So Bud and Wade, can girls play too? Sounds like a lot of fun.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 21:44:45
City and State: Honolulu, Kona HI
Class: 76
Message: All this talk about golf. I really liked playing. Me and my friends used to play about 4 times a week back in the early and mid 80's. We had a friend who worked at Victoria Golf course across from Dominguez next to the Goodyear blimp. We always used to try to hit the blimp but it was way farther than it appeared. When I moved to Hawaii in 89' I played in quite a few celebrity events here. They would fly me all over to courses on all the islands. At the Honolulu Country Club I hit the green in one and everyone thought I was great. It was about 340+ yards. The only thing is that it took me 5 shots to get it in and I had a double bogie. Putting is not my game but I can it far and straight. My brother is realy good. I think he lives the golfers dream. If I remember right he and his buddies from the Highway Patrol each year go to a different golf course in another country to play. I know he went to wherever they play the British Open. He is a serious player. Last time I played was when he came over here for his honeymoon and we played on the bLue course at Waialea on Maui. It was $360 a round. What a rip-off. In Louisiana and Florida they have alligators you have to share the course with, that was fun too. I haven't played in a while but would love to again. I like driving the carts the best.
Hey Keith, Sounds like you're a real Golf Nut. They play the British Open in BRITAIN!!

Name: jeff mann () on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 21:03:36
City and State: valencia, ca
Class: 1975
Message: Hey Cougars! (Bud And Wade most of all) I for one, would be interested in a few strokes with the homeboy's (and girls) before we all start worrying about having them ourselves. Let us know where and when. Hit em long and straight, and not too many times in the interim......
I think we've got a threesome...

Name: Kell () on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 19:58:19
City and State: Englewood,Or
Class: 67
Message: Can the CT Women attend the day of golf..I'm not a golfer but i'm sure there are some women in the CT crowd who do..
There you go Bud, are the girls invited too?

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 18:12:51
City and State: Belmont Shores
Class: 74
Message: Got an idea for all the duffers in Cougarland.I have been in contact with Wade and we would like to get together sometime in May for an informal gathering at a course to be determined. Who knows what it could end up being. If interested let Wade Greasby or myself know. Take care all.
Hey Bud, Sounds like a fun day on the links is coming up. Please keep us informed as to how many want to join in.....

Name: Glenn Crist () on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 19:44:10
City and State: Sonoma, CA
Class: 1964
Message: A "Cougartown siting" of sorts. I went this last weekend to visit my brother Ken, recently returned from England and resettled in Northern CA. He and his neighbors have a "neighborhood" cleanup once a month (his first since moving into the "hood"). He was walking the road with a couple of the locals and one of the fellows asked him where he was from. He said Los Angeles and the fellow ask him where in Los Angeles. Ken said that he might not have heard of it, but it was Hawthorne. The fellow said, "I've been asking people where they were from for sometime now, and you are the first one to ever say you were from Hawthorne." Our coach used to make us go run on what is now the 405 freeway. He was it turned out, Craig Cass, c/o '65, and he played football, basketball and ran track his entire HHS career. He is teaching these day and lives just "down the road" from Ken. I told Ken to let him know about CT, if he didn't already, and hope he checks in. Once again, Cougartown is the tie that binds our global village together. Thanks, JB.
GREAT story Glenn. Thanks for sharing and keep those Cougar sitings coming.

Name: Pete Mahan () on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 16:10:57
City and State: In Da Middle
Class: '67
Message: Sorry John, When I sent my Feedback yesterday I forgot to put in my last name ........ So here you go !! Pete Mahan Class of 1967 Hello again to everyone !!!!!!!!! Thanks again John
There you go. Thanks Pete...

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 14:36:50
City and State: Honolulu, Kona HI
Class: 76
Message: Ah yes the Raintree I remember the parking very well.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 13:37:08
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: The Raintree! That is one thing that I love about this site. Someone brings up a landmark that I have totally forgotten about and bam, a flood a memories come storming in. I was floored when I think Dan brought up the Sweetwater Cafe in Redondo Beach. If memory serves me, the Raintree was located on Anza by Torrance Blvd? I used to go to this bar around the corner (not while I was in HS) called the Sands, they had great live music. Thanks for taking me down memory lane, it's nice to know that I still have a memory. Dave, I think you might be thinking of a different George MacNamara, the one I was refering to, lived in Torrance
I took this picture a couple of years ago. The door is still there but the Rain Tree is history. I remember the Sands and wasn't there another one down there called the Camel Stop?

Name: Larry Bach () on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 13:05:19
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1972
Message: As usual, working in Seal Beach. I wonder if this great web site is still active and who the point of contact is?
Hi Larry, It's me, John Baker, and you can email me at the address listed at the bottom of this page.

Name: Wade greasby () on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 11:16:32
City and State: Surf City
Maiden: Old Days
Class: 73
Message: Just a note of congrats to Mike on his Eagle Scout achievement. My oldest son Matthew is working on his Life Rank. Rocky Thomas, good to hear from you. How's your nose? JB, great pics of old Hawthorne. My mom has some of the 30's and early 40's. I'll get them to you soon. Have a great day Cougs.
Hey Wade, Thank you very much. That would be great as I love old pics of Haytown.