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Name: Patricia Morris () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 19:40:53
City and State: Aurora, Colorado
Thanks for the great site. Realize this is belated but just had to comment. I had Thomas Helvey for 8th grade at Dana. I don't recognize the person I remember in feedback from prior months. If I had one teacher who started me on a path to using my mind to evaluate events it would be Mr. Helvey. He was a bit brusque at times but he usually saved it for folks who didn't think but aped what they had been told and blindly accepted it. I can remember being assigned to help others in math of all things. It is a miracle that those individuals survived the experience....but he was an outside the box teacher and encouraged others to join in. At the time I was very much inside the box and felt somewhat threatened by his approach...I now truly value the efforts he made. If he is still with us, he will appreciate the comments, if he has passed on he will smile still. Thanks to Ricki Valencia....I left a long voice mail to another hero of mine Clayton Williams..Many have expounded on his contributions and correctly so. He taught me to go beyond what I thought I could do and keep going. He has been a positive voice in the lives of many! Manny Pizarro would be pleased that I have connected with my hispanic routes and continue to do so. Mr. Goodfellow, from that other place, would be pleased that I have learned and continue to learn the lessons he so gently taught. Dr. Repashy might be surprised at what a left wing thinker I have been for most of my adult life, but pleased that I continue to pursue the study of history. Mr. Kyllonen would be relieved that I did not pursue a career in science...the thought of dissecting a cat kept me out of vet school permanently....John, as much as I try to place you I cannot...but I do remember your special lady Janet fondly. Thanks for giving all of us the venue to remember and comment on our times at HHS and in Hawthorne.
P.K. Morris aka Patti Morris/HHS62
Hi Pat, GREAT FEEDBACK!!! I agree with you on lots of the teacher comments you made. The teachers you mention come up constantly and were Greats at HHS and RH Dana. Thanks so much for the input. I don't remember you either, but I'm sure you were a credit to our class. Thanks Pat, and please join in anytime.
Name: Cari () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 19:20:55
City and State: Dover, NH
Message: I discovered this website on accident when searching around for Beach Boys stuff. I have never even been to California but now don't I wish that I had! Growing up in the 50's, 60's and 70's in Hawthorne sounds like it was the BEST time! I just wanted to tell you that I think this website is great and I'm on my way to see the great state of California! I would love to hear from people who actually knew the "famous" Wilson family! Take care!
Hi Cari, Thanks for the Feedback and yes, growing up in the warm CA sun, with the Wilson Bros. was the BEST. Take care, and have a fun time in California.
Name: Larry Biller () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 18:26:37
City and State: Portland,Or.
Message: I get the impression that Al Jardine was supposed to be part of the original Beach Boys. Is that true? I remember seeing Dave and the Marksmen at HHS. And....John Crotty: If they have kareoke at the picnic you know what to do! Sorry
I'll miss it.
Hey Larry, see you at the next one.
Name: Watts ( now Jenkins ), Lewis () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 17:42:58
City and State: Raligh, NC
Message: I remember the tornado. I was in the 4th grade and watched a roof come off ( 1967 ). It went over to the other side of the school and ripped open part of the roof. When it happened, we all went straight for the window to watch...not too safe. I remember having to go to school the next day.
I had a younger buddy named Lee who was hit by a car ( I think he broke a leg ) biking his way to the DQ. I ended up going to ESHS, with a class mate - Bonnie Gill. I work as a Computer Programmer (c++). I am relocating to the Raligh, NC area, goodbye CA!
Take care, Lew
Name: Joanne Wheeler () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 17:40:05
City and State: Concord, NC
Message: I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me..Was there a 50 Year reunion...?
Hi Joanne, Glad you found us.....
Name: Paco () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 16:10:09
City and State: LF
Message: Oh, not another Jackrabbit in trouble...
Name: Tom Burroughs () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 16:06:13
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sat. No Doris though, just won't be the same. Wayne pleeease bring your accordian!! Beach Boys as I remember, Alan was away at dental school & David Marx was one of the originals. If you look on maybe the first album or so, where they are all carrying a surf board you will see David. He was a couple years younger & could not tour, so hence the return of Al & exit David. When the boys parted company with their Dad, he took David & started David & the Marksmen, but never got far. See ya on Sat. TB from AZ
See you there, Tom.....
Name: sharon () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 14:50:13
City and State: long beach
Message: Sorry, John. No Karaoke unless someone has a portable, battery operated karaoke system they'd like to bring along. I looked into it, but couldn't find anything. If someone has some ideas, e-mail me.
Name: JOHN CROTTY () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 12:19:52
City and State: HERMOSA BEACH,CA
Message: The gas crunch...here we go again, reminding me of my favorite car. During the first one, I still had my '67 vette. Not only did I drive it from Torrance to TRW everyday, part of my job description back then required me to drive around town and pick up crap for my boss. They DID NOT pay for any gas. Sooooo, I drove very little after work. On the freeway, I could literally watch the gas gauge needle move toward the "E!!" The second "crunch" I had a big Chevy van. I drove out to see Steve Sturges one Friday night, from Redondo Beach to Tustin, and used up half the damn tank. Then I flew up north to visit a buddy in Coalinga (a real town ,not some sex act). When he picked me up at the airport in Fresno, he said, "I gotta get some gas." I asked him if he was odd or even. He asked me what the hell I was talking about. Here we were in SoCal waiting in lines all day long on our designated days, and he drives right into an empty gas station and fills it up. "Someone was lying to us!" When I got home, no one believed my story (no gas crunch in the same state). I swear it's true! See y'all Saturday.
PS. Did sharon mention koaoke?
Name: Konnie () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 10:58:33
City and State: Agnes
Message: I know for a fact that Tim and Chris Hood are the original members of the Peach Boys. Butch is the founder.
I appreciate the enthusiasm and support that many of you have expressed for the recently approved Peach Boys landmark in Hawthorne. We have a committee formed up which is moving forward on monument design, construction, and dedication. If you would like to consider making a donation (private donations will be the only funding Chris and Tim's good times) send it directly to Butch.
Now you all know we're just kidding, right?
Name: Kell () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 10:28:01
City and State: Englewood, Or
Message: You are right John It was The Peachboys..That's the album cover! Thanks for reminding me..What a great album it was..Robin you should be proud!!
Back then he was known as "Freestone".
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 08:58:19
City and State: Sullivan, Illlinois
Message: During the gas crunch of the 70's, I traded in my big Ford Custom with the v-8 for a Ford Maverick (what was I thinking). Good thing the dealer had a 30 day exchange policy - after 2 weeks the Maverick was replaced by a Torino and most days I took the bus to work to conserve on fuel which I had no problem getting any day of the week because the local station owner was a friend. I tried that small car thing again when gas prices started going up in the late 90's but after 2 years (this dealer had no exchange policy) I traded that Cavalier for a Silverado 4wd with the Z71 package - much better!
I was driving a Z28 Camaro during the first gas crunch and never thought about trading down. When you go from here to there in 6 seconds you don't use much gas anyway.
Name: sharon () on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 01:26:54
City and State: long beach
Message: During the gas crunch, I had a friend that owned some gas stations. We used to go there after closing and fill up.
Hey Wayne, glad to hear that you and Donna are coming to the picnic. Are you going to bring your accordion? I missed the cruise night you played it. I want to hear.
Bud and Rick, sounds like you are going to tear up the South Bay. I got your RSVP's for the picnic. Are you still coming? Still can't reach Susan Grimes via her e-mail that she put on the RSVP. If you see this Susan, just check the map that John has posted above to find us at the picnic or e-mail me.
This thing is really coming together. The class of 1974 is making a big appearance at the picnic. That is of course because their reunion is that night. We have many out-of-towners headed in. Going to miss Doris though. Ah, Doris, can't you make it, pleeeeze. IDEEHO is a long way off. We'll have a slice of watermelon in your honor.
See you all Saturday at El Dorado Park, in Long Beach.
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 23:47:24
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: A few weeks ago, I was have some glasses made in Redondo Beach, and while I was waiting, I decided to get something to eat at Fosters. I walked up to order and looked at this women sittig with her daughter. She looked familiar so I asked it her name was Melanie. She said yes. Melanie Rouse from the class of 69. We talked breifly and said our good=byes. Just another HHS sighting. Also, Fosters has recieved a compltete face-lift. You'll have to come to cruise night to see hope great it looks. Donna and I will be seeing everyone this Saturday at the HHS picnic.
Name: Keith D.Jones () on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 22:26:44
City and State: KonaHawaii
Message: Here is one if not done already. What creative things did you do during the gas crisis to get gas. A few I did was I had tow license plates one with odd and one with even numbers so I could go any day. The syphon always worked good. Having a friend who owned a gas station was always good.
I had a friend with a gas station.
Name: Bud Rhoades () on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 18:45:06
City and State: BelmontShores
Message: Well i'm off like a heard of Turtles.five days off visiting with old friends and putting a few up at the old homestead.Should be a great weekend.Plan on heading up to the Southbay with Rick Clendaniels and a few others to visit the old haunts.See ya all Saturday night!
Name: Jim Sloey () on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 14:39:45
City and State: SOLVANG, CA
Message: Well tell me this then, is Al Jardine a beach boy or not? I hope he hasn't been leading me on!
I'm afraid he's been snowing you for a few years now, Jim, he's just another guitar player. So how's that beautiful sea breeze in Solvang?
Name: Kell () on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 11:04:10
City and State: Englewood,Or
Message: I thought Robin Hood was the 5th Beach Boy!?
You must have misunderstood him, Kelley. He said he was the 5th "PEACH BOY".
Name: John Rout () on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 10:32:04
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: During the summer of 1962, I spent a couple nights a week lifting weights with Al Jardine at Dean Stafford's garage. I used to quiz Al about the Beach Boys, and among the things he told me, was that the reason he left, and was replaced by Dave Marks, was because they only made about $100 for Surfin' and there just wasn't any money to be made being a Beach Boy. He was going to El Camino at the time.
That's true. Al Jardine wanted to be a dentist, not a rock star.
Name: Lee Boswell () on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 01:19:54
City and State: Jack Benny,s town
Message: Thank you Susie Klingenhagen I thought It was much later. I might be confusing the year they changed the code for H.I.S , which , again I think? took place the year after I left and allowed girl's to wear pant's, the later hippie years were pretty good times. thanks again.
Name: Lee Boswell () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 23:47:18
City and State: Rancho Cucamonga
Message: Yeah! It's good to see Kurt's name on this site. Kurt had more talent at flat track, TT, motocross, and wheelies than any body I ever met, I missed a whole year of sports one year because I prefered to go riden with Kurt after school everday!. That was during the 73 gas crises but our bikes would go all day long on a doller tweenty five. hope to see you Kurt at one of these events a cruise night sounds good, I don't think I'll be able to make this picnic thou and it breaks my hart. I look forward to meeting everybody. bye!
Name: Andrea () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 23:19:27
City and State: hawthorne
Message: Hi Larry,I remeber the band ''The Surf Punks'" I always thought the lead guy was adorable.!!!!!!!!I loved listening to them on kmet..what ever happened to them?And yes,the Beach Boys arent the same without all the original guys,but one time I saw John Stamos as a stand in drummer at a USc game.....lets just say.,I couldnt take my eyes off John!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! email replys ok....we dont want John to get mad......:}Andrea
Name: Paco () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 22:27:00
City and State: LF
Message: Alan Nelson, The Surf Punks, I started listening to them in the 70's/80's and yes little Dragon was in the group. Daddy led the Philharmonic I think.."Shoulder Hopper" ."Somebody Ripped My Stick" and "I Live For The Sun" are all classics. Good Memories..PS, only 10 days to go!
Name: Larry Biller () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 21:34:41
City and State: Portland,Or
Message: Concerning the Beach Boys: Before Al Jardine there was David Marks. He's still active in music and does benefits for hepatitis c. David Marks has a web site for those interested: www.davidleemarks.com
Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 16:20:40
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: I'm surprised that the questions about who the REAL Beach Boys were would come up. Brian, Dennis, Carl, Mike Love, and Al Jardine were the only really and truely Beach Boys. Glen Campbell, Daryl Dragon, Bruce Johnston, etc. were more than studio musicians. They also toured with them during Brian's "dark" days, when he wouldn't perform in public, which was why a keyboardest was the most frequent stand in. On a side note, When I was up in the San Francisco area in the late '70s, I surfed and hung with Daryl's little brother, Dennis. He had a semi-known band with Drew Steele and Johnny Malibu, called "The Surf Punks", which was started in the South Bay in about '75, With such song titles as "MY Beach-My Wave", "Locals Only", "No Fat Chicks", and "Shoulder Hopper". Now THAT was classic Surf Music.
Name: Scott Alan () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 15:52:22
City and State: Oslo Norway
If there is anyone that has some pictures from the class of 84`S 20th reunion, can they please mail me a copy ?
Thank you Scott *_*
Name: Keith D.Jones () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 15:45:50
City and State: KonaHawaii
Message: Saw Kurt Markham name. If any of you know about the X-Games, Kurt could have been the champion of every event if they were in existance back in the 70's and 80's. Kurt had the balance of a cat and did some wild stuff.
Name: sharon () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 15:44:28
City and State: long beach
Message: Kurt Markham, you asked about cruise night. Do you know there is a Cougartown picnic on Saturday (this coming Saturday, at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. There will be about 200 people there. That's so far. Who knows how many by Saturday.
Speaking of which, I really need some help setting up and staking out the place. To those who have not signed up, you need to sign up this week so I can get the info and directions to you. To the ones that signed up this weekend, I will get the map to you today. To everyone else, the info about what you need to have and the park rules will be e-mailed late tonight. I hope. I did have trouble e-mailing one person on the sign up list SUSAN GRIMES, need you to e-mail me. I apparently don't have the correct address, because it keeps coming back to me. This is the address that you left on the sign-up, but it may have gotten transposed or something.
THIS IS GOING TO BE A REALLY BIG EVENT!
Thanks Sharon and if anyone can help Sharon out, please email her at the above address. Thanks Cougs and we'll see you all on Saturday at El Dorado Park.
Name: Paco () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 15:28:29
City and State: LF
Message: In the middle earlies a group from Hawthorne went to Palm Springs and stayed at the "Tropics Motel". They had a lounge show I believe was in a place they called "The Cellar", they had a couple playing called "The Captain and Tennille", boy could she sing. Wasn't Bruce Johnston and Glen Campbell just studio performers? And don't forget fellow Cougar Jon Parks...
Glen was, but I think Bruce still plays with Mike's BBs.
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 15:12:38
City and State: On vacation
Message: I wish I could be at the picnic on Saturday, but I will be on vacation. I hope there will be pictures so I can see all the fun I missed. I know a birthday is coming soon to a certain Cougar on the 28th. Everybody have a great time.
See you at the next one, Jill.....
Name: Cindy Colby () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 13:58:17
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: I didn't know that John Stamos was an X Beach Boy, I know that when I went to see the Mike Love version of the BB in Laughlin a couple of months ago, John was playing with them. Not really the same BB but pretty good.
Name: Walter Holt () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 13:18:52
City and State: Costa Mesa
Message: If my information is correct, two people were added to the beach boys as regulars Blondie Chapin & Daryl Dragon. I think that was in 1971 when Carl was the only Wilson still in the band at the time. Then in 1973 James Guerico was added.
Name: Wade Greasby () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 11:40:08
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Maiden: XBeach Boy
Message: In the early to mid seventies, Dennis Wilson would sing and a guy named Ricky Faatar, spelling may not be correct. would play drums. At a live concert at the Palladium, released on album, The Beach Boys Live, Ricky played on almost every song along with Dennis. He is also on the Holland album released in '72 or '73.
There were stand-in/session guys throughout, but REAL X Beach Boys.... how many were there? And no fair counting the present Mike Love pseudo-Beach Boys.
Name: Kurt Markham () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 08:57:28
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I was checking to see when "Cruise Night" might be. Hope I didn't miss it.
Hi Kurt, No, you didn't miss it. It'll probably be the second or third week in September, but no definite date as yet.
Name: Susie () on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 03:42:31
City and State: 87111,NM
Message: ...the dress code was changed my sophmore year, 1968-69...
Name: Lee Boswell () on Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 22:19:14
City and State: Rancho Cucamonga
Message: I have a Hawthorne question. When I came to Hawthorne High as a freshman in 72, It seems I remember the dress code was recently abolished. My failing memory seems to think this was accomplished by our beloved 74 gang, But that would mean they did it their freshman year! Is that possible. Who knows which class is responsible for that little extra bit of freedom and adulthood, and thanks.