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Name: Neil Larson () on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 17:55:53
City and State: Crestview , Florida
Class: 71'
Message: More on Lockhaven
The Christian School, as it was known then, was grades K-8. The name Lockhaven didn't come into being until around 1967 when I was in 8th g. All class rooms "marched" smartly, every morning, over to the Church building adjacent to the school as the first "class" was CHAPEL. Those Chapels were good, we sang hymns, some I still sing at the summer Sugar Creek Camp Meetings up in Alabama even now! Mr MAc enjoyed bringing in guest speakers at least once a week. I remember a RABBI came more than once to show a real Hebrew scroll! Some of the list of Lockhaven /future Cougars are---
Rich Greedus/Craig Foster
Terry,Jackie,Glen & Jim Sweet
Larry Germain/Tom Mathis/Lance Bell
Ingrid, Neil & Eric Larson.
It was a great school, where we received a full education. Mr. Mac even gave the eighth graders a healthy dose of Calculus, Algebra & Trigonometry.

Name: Neil Larson () on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 17:34:41
City and State: Crestview , Florida
Class: 71'
Message: Thank You John !
Yes I do recognize this photo and some of the culprits in it! I attended Lockhaven, 2nd grade to eighth grade, 1961-1967/68. The center bottom boy with plaid shirt was one of the Anderson children! I was in the next grade that year with Ricky Anderson, they lived over one block from the school , which was on 103rd street, north of Prairie. The photo was taken out in the front on 103rd (proper). Those eaves & doors behind the children where the doors to the Seventh & Eighth grade class rooms . Second row 5th boy from the left with the gray shirt is Larry Germain(I think?) class of 72-Cougar sighting!!!!
Please post another photo if you have more! What fun! I recognize several of the faces, but the names evade me right now, sorry, that was over 42 years ago!
I had Mrs. Felcamp for 3rd grade, the following year. Mrs.Hoy taught kindergarten "forever!", My sister, Ingrid, may know more names. Mr. MAC was our Principal, he certainly did a fine job of leadership, some of his mottos were..."Pull yourself up by the bootstraps. " & " Learn to Stoop!"- God bless His christian soul!
Thanks Again John!

Hi Neil, Glad you liked this one. Konnie Smith, HHS72 sent this one. She's second row, third from right. I don't know any names in this photo but figured it might jog some memories from Lockhaven's past.

Name: JAMES CICALES () on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 14:29:48
City and State: LAKEWOOD CALIF
Class: 074
Message: Hi CT Once again I have to thank John for this web site. Following feedback and seeing friendly faces over the last few years helped me get through my wifes illness and death. We would have been married for 25yrs this May. I'd like to give a thumbs up to Susan for her nephew making Eagle Scout and say Hey to Bud, Wade , Marla Crane. My golf game stinks but I am going to try to get to the game anyway. Thanks CT for all the fond memories. Remember, cherish your friends and loved ones
Hi James, Sorry to hear of your wifes passing but glad you got some solace from friends in Cougartown. Hope to see you at the tournament.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 13:19:02
City and State: Mission Viejo
Class: 1977
Message: Hey Sue, the B and V girls can hold up the "Quiet Please" signs as the golfers tee off. Or you can be the "Fore" play by play broadcasters? I think the possibilites are endless here. Can hardly wait to hear the final details on this. Everyone have a happy Easter/Passover.
Thanks Jill and I've already picked out my job: "Beer Guard".

Name: Bud () on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 11:41:44
City and State: sunny belmont shores
Class: 74
Message: Sue, of course you can drive the beer cart, whatever makes you happy girl. All the better to get you and all your gal pals out for the day. Update........We should have everything confirmed by tomorrow afternoon; Date, Time, Location, and Cost. There is a strong possibilty that the location will change, and I won't speculate until we confirm today. As soon as we're done, ALL the tournament info will be posted on C-Town. Thanks gang

Hey Thanks Bud, we'll be waiting.

Name: Colleen A. () on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 00:13:18
City and State: Camarillo, CA
Maiden: Martin
Class: 81
Message: This is regarding Susan's posting about her wonderful momento's. I lost just about everything I owned about ten years ago (I won't give the circumstances, it's too depressing), and among those items lost were my yearbooks, photos, and keepsakes from all my childhood years. Today, I would pay any amount of money to have those back, (even my old concert stubs)! I regret losing all those things much more than clothes and jewelry because they're irreplaceable. I wish with all my heart that I had those back so keep those treasures close to the heart, you cannot get them back. Happy Easter to All!

Name: Andrea () on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 23:12:40
City and State: Hawrhorne
Maiden: Rossi
Class: 82
Message: Hi Larry, the artist {mick] who paints Harleys doesn't have the whole bike on hand, instead he has parts of the bike shipped or brought over to him. Some came as far as Japan! Have you checked out his website? Please email if you have any more questions..I know John doesnt want us to take up more space.......
PS. I remember Mr.Williams calling people ''weenies''......thanks to him I am able to appreciate classical music and often play it in my class of 5 year olds!!!!!!!!

Thanks Andrea....

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 21:10:44
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
Message: To Raymond Smith, my mother-in-law graduated from Yuma High in Arizona in 1935 and has many signings in her book and that was a very small class. My first yearbook was 1953 the second year of Hawthorne and I have lots of signings in my book.

Name: Susan King () on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 20:53:45
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: Thought I'd weigh in on a few recent topics and poll the audience....Kelley is lucky to have been contacted by someone from her youthful past and that person has kept and cherished mementos of which Kelley is a part for all these years. I know I have done the same and have actually passed some of those on to the people who gave me those memories. My first valentine card (and my favorite one) from a boy (thank you Mike Backus), autographs in yearbooks that I can still recite (entries from my dearest friends Marilyn, Michelle, Nancy, Cindy, Patti, et al.), dance tickets from nights with wonderful fellas, pictures of friends at events long ago. Can you name some of yours? I KNOW JB1 has interesting things - he's saved EVERYTHING! When I open my "treasure box" I get to take a walk down memory lane that warms my heart like nothing else can. I love the people of my life in Hawthorne because they share the same experience that I had and it has shaped them as it has me. Happy Easter my friends, new and old and yes John, God Bless and watch over our troops who keep us safe. And Bud, if we don't golf, can we drive the beer cart all day and visit? I'm thinking the V and B girls have a reason to go the the tourney!
My all time favorite autograph in my El Molino: Too a reel cool head, God Luck in the furture years at El Comino"

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 16:19:59
City and State: Lake Forest
Maiden: OS6-2378
Class: 61
Message: I love the spring, baseball, sun and "Peeps" Happy Easter to all!!
Hey Paco, Happy Easter to you and all Cougartowners and their families too.
Let us all remember foremost, the Resurrection, AND too, all our Armed Forces, not only in Iraq and Afghanistan, but all over the globe who will not be with family this Sunday. Happy Easter and God Bless you all for being there for all of us.

Name: Penny Prouty () on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 15:04:47
City and State: Torrance, CA
Maiden: Prouty
Class: 1962
Message: John, in response to your wondering how many of us were "life-mentored" by our Mr. Williams... I can say for me, Mr. Williams had more influence on me than any of my teachers....I was basically pretty shy when I was young, but with the time, support and encouragement I received from Mr. Williams, I was able to develop more self-confidence and an appreciation for art and music at a higher level than I had previously known. Art classes that I had, after my 4 years of classes with Mr. Williams, were never the same and I missed the way my imagination and creativity used to come alive in his classes...I think he had that skill and helped to light the spark in a lot of us.
I know you're not alone in your thoughts as I've had others tell me that same thing. I was artistic but never took his art class. I know I'd have come away with much more than a high school drawing. Thanks for your thoughts, Penny.

Name: Greg Guerrero () on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 14:44:23
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Class: 1974
Message: Bud and Wade... I have been reading your posts regarding an upcoming golf tournament at Coyote Canyon? If my golf memory serves me, would that happen to be Coyote Hills in Fullerton? I have worked on a few golf tournaments with the Chamber of Commerce. If you guys need any assistance, a few pointers, or general support, please feel free to email me at the above address. On a side note, Coyote Hills was the last golf course designed by Payne Stewart, who a few years ago tragically died enroute to a PGA event on his lear jet with other golf management personnel.
Again, feel free to email me. I also have a few Cougar grads that may like to play... Fight On!!!

Thanks Greg....

Name: Jessie () on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 13:19:38
City and State: Los Angeles
Maiden: Corral
Class: The Wanna be...
Message: Here's a little something that should jar a few memories...grunion husband is taking our girls to Long Beach tonight for their first hunt.

Name: Kelley () on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 10:23:01
City and State: Englewood, OR
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
Message: This is a wild story..I got an email this morning from a girl i went to Ramona School with..she found CT looked up what would have been her senior class..saw my name and sent me a picture from 4th grade!! we have been sending emails for awhile this morning..she says she even has a autograph book she saved and is going to send me MY autograph..John this really makes this site special..WOW
Thanks Kelley, It's nice to hear how the Alumni List is helping reunite fellow HHSers and glad you've re-connected with someone from your youth.

Name: Larry Bach () on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 00:59:21
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Class: 1972
Message: Hi Andrea, Mr. Williams taught that one can tell the 'great masterpieces' by the 'sensitivity' with which the artist approached their subjects, whether in fine art, music, poetry, or literature. A trained eye or ear can detect this sensitivity immediately. Mr. Williams would only let students put their names on the reverse side of their work or at an art show on a typed label at the bottom right corner of the matte frame. His reasoning was that if the work was mediocre, no one cared who made it, even if it was good viewers would notice and move on, but if the work was truly outstanding, then people would go out of their way to find out who created it. I cannot speak for Mr. Williams, but I was well acquainted with him and interpreting what I don't know about Mister Williams' feelings about bikers from what I do know about Mister Williams' views on Art, if many folks are going out of their way to find out who is creating these painted Harleys, then I would make a strong inference that Mr. Williams would approve. Even if he didn't like bikers I believe he might say something like: "you may be a 'weenie' but you are not without talent". That was the kind of compliment one would get from Mr. Williams when he was surprised that a certain student finally created something outstanding approached with 'sensitivity'. Being recognized for excellence instead of for 'flash' is a valuable life lesson never forgotten. This principle, used outside of artistic endeavors, helped me reach the top of my profession at age thirty-five when most others attained the same level in their late forties, if at all. Hope that helps answer your question. By the way, are any of these bikes for sale? Larry
If some of you do know him, Mr. Williams was head of the Art Dept. at HHS for many years and, in his tenure, has touched and helped to improve many lives. Now we see that Larry's life was modeled after a Mr. Williams' palette. I wonder how many others were "life mentored" by Mr. Williams?

Name: Andrea () on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 23:41:44
City and State: hawthorne
Maiden: Rossi
Class: 82
Message: Hi .this is out of topic but my friend paints Harleys and he lives in Hawthorne..[does that count?] heres his web I wonder what Mr.Williams would have though of his work?????Thanks.Andrea

Name: Roy McCann () on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 19:13:02
City and State: Fayetteville, AR
Class: 1978
Message: Just visiting, I was born there in 1961...
Welcome Roy.....that was my Junior year....

Name: Larry Bach () on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 18:38:14
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1972
Message: My grandfather graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1907. I paged through his copy of "The Nautilus" and there were no inscriptons. However, there wouldn't have been many in any case since the senior class consisted of eighteen students. My mom graduated from Inglewood High in 1948 and there are inscriptions in her yearbook. It's a good thing that she didn't read the inscriptions im MY yearbooks or things would not have gone well with me when my dad found out. (:?0

Name: Pat Hydo () on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 18:09:40
City and State: Lomita, California
Maiden: Lee
Class: 64
Message: Hey John, I remember a while back when someone was talking about Foremost Dairies that used to come around in the old days and take pictures of babies and little children for their Calendars. I found one that I had taken of my son in December of 66 for their 67 calendar. I was wondering if you'd like to post it on Cougartown?.
Thanx John, have a GREAT day and its GOOD to be a Cougar!.

There you go Pat. I think we had one posted of little Petey Smith a couple of years ago too. Thanks for the picture....

Name: Raymond Smith () on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 16:42:28
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Maiden: No rain today
Class: 1981
Message: I read in feedback and someone mention Fort MacArthur Base. I been there a few times in the early 80's to visit that historical site. If anyone has a keen eye you can see the gun pits on the new movie "Pearl Harbor" where they filled it up with water to place toy battleships. I have a pondering question that stirred up in my head. How long have us HHS student been book signing in our yearbooks? I know it's been a yearly traditon at the end of the school year where one's friend gets to write about what ever it's on it mind. Has this book signing been around since the first graduating class? Just curious. My place of hangout was "Dillon's" in Westwood. Even though I was underage, my sister wasn't and she would used her freshed hand stamp and rub it on top of mine to make a duplicate. Not only I got in free but not carded and I got served drinks! Not a bad start for an 18 yrs old! They had 3 floors of dancing. The first floor contain disco and hardly anyone went to that floor but the 2nd and "Popular" 3rd floor were NEW WAVES. Oh man what fun I had in that place! That's where I got my first butt pinched from a
I have my dad's 1931 Green and White (Inglewood High) and it's full of yearbook signings.

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 12:27:50
City and State: sunny belmont shores
Class: 74
Message: Well here is the latest on the first annual Cougar Classic Golf Tourney. Wade Greasby has secured Coyote Canyon Golf Course in Fullerton. There will be a lunch/dinner awards party following the tournament at Coyote Canyon, so all you folks who don't play can meet some old friends and make some new ones as well. We dont have a date as yet but I think at this point the tournament will be in June. There is a 24 person minimum to host a tournament and we have already blown that away! Were planning on some really cool events surrounding this so stay tuned.
Take care all.....

Hey Bud and Wade, Sounds like a fun time for us all. Please keep us apprised of the date and time.

Name: Vince Jesse () on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 01:18:57
City and State: Woodland Hills, CA
Class: 83
Message: Hi Larry. Haven't talked to you in a long time. Great memories of Carl Boenish. I remember when I first got my driver license he would have me drive him in his Dodge Dart to the top of the Gerald Desmond bridge on Terminal Island at 2:00 in the morning. I would go to the bottom and use a flashlight to signal him and he would BASE jump into the channel with a parachute stuffed into a paper grocery bag. He was a great friend to all his neighbors.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 23:18:39
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: Over the weekend my wife and I went to see ?The Ladykillers?. We swear the Joe Mailander has a pseudonym either Max D. Adams, Joel or Ethan Coen. Joseph must have written the part of Professor G.W. Dorr. Has anyone else come up with the same conclusion?

Name: Armand Vaquer () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 21:07:17
City and State: Tarzana, CA
Class: 1972
Message: Thanks, "Klink!" Sweetwater it was! Funny you should mention Sweethearts of the Rodeo, I saw them at the Sweetwater years ago. [I don't remember you there, though. :o( ]
Thanks again!

Name: Larry Bach () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 20:05:24
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1972
Message: Neil, Thank you for the kind remarks and for your recollections of Carl Boenish. Yes, I too remember being in his "studio" for several "debut showings" of his newest 'jump' films where he would invite all the Manor Drive neighbors and his sky diving/base jumper colleagues. He even had several rows of old movie theater chairs installed in there. From the old Plaza??Quite a guy!

Name: Neil Larson () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 19:30:11
City and State: Crestview , Florida
Class: 71
Message: Larry Bach -i.e. Carl Boenish-
HI Larry! I "hopped" around with Carl a bit back in the "day". Since I joined the U.S. Hang Glider association as the 24th member back in 72-73, Carl was even then an ICON for us. I spent several sessions at his Manor Drive "studio", which was a modest garage that Carl turned into a 16-mm film editing and projectionist booth and 12 seat screening cinema theater. One night I came by late and Carl invited me to help him unload his old Dodge Dart, he had just returned from Northern Cali- Where he had leaped from a speeding vehicle sideways through the tressles of a high bridge, "BASE"-ing! He actually replayed the small tape recorder which he carried to document the first skydive from a moving car! What a hoot! Carl made several wonderful movies, Masters of the Sky, SkyDive,and Playground in the Sky. Elsinore Drop Zone used to show Masters to all their skydiving classes! Carl had a personality of a fresh teenager! Most of the early Hang Glider pioneers of Southern California held Carl in Highest esteem. I miss him as well. PS Larry -I visited Carl after I served in the Army, back in 1982, and you did a great job on those stain glassed windows! They are beautiful works of ART! Go Cougars!

Name: doris () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 18:23:03
E-Mail: same
City and State: hasn'tchanged
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: John! You are SUCH a wealth of information! YES! It WAS Mr. Guidinger. grr. Thanks John!
Glad to help.....

Name: doris () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 14:56:52
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: Ah! I have to back up here ... Mr. Turner is NOT the teacher who sent me to the principal's office. I get his name mixed up with this other guy's face. Now mind you, I had Mr. Turner as an English teacher I believe in my Sophomore or Junior year at HHS and I did NOT like him either! The other teacher was even taller than Turner, totally globe bald, had strange eyes and a dirty-old-man's sneaky smile. Does ANYONE remember what HIS name was. Loved my secretarial class teachers; LOVED MY FRESHMAN YEAR MATH TEACHER: COACH CHAUNCEY! What a case! I learned more about football that year and got an A+ in Math! LOL!
How about Mr Guidinger? He was tall and bald.

Name: Patti Smith () on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 14:22:56
City and State: Cypress, CA
Class: 68
Message: Speaking of Aviation High...I carpool with a woman in my office and had been for several months when we started talking about where we grew up. Turns out she graduated from Aviation High in 1971. In case anyone out there (I know there are some spouses here from AHS), her maiden name was Linda Ditta. I could also relay hello's to her brothers Dan and Dino. Kind of a Cougar sighting, once or twice removed.
Thanks Patti....