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Just let me hear some of that rock and roll music
Any old way you choose it
It's got a back beat, you can't lose it,
Any old time you use it...> Beatles
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 22:18:09
City and State: Kona, Hawaii
Message: I'm at home and watching Blue Hawaii with Elvis. First time I have ever seen it from the beginning. The little red car the girl is driving is just like my very first car a 1958 MGA. Looked just like hers but mine was black. Also, it is really neat to see how the old Hawaii looked back in the 60's. It really has changed. Are their any Cougars out there that visited Hawaii back in the 50's and 60's. I bet it was great. Only a few places here that hasn't been touched to much. Have a great Thanksgiving. Aloha
Have a great one, Keith...
Name: EL & MS ROJO () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 20:21:50
City and State: KUNA, ID
Maiden: STILL TOGETHER
Message: JAKE SAID THAT I HAVE TO WRITE THIS TIME. THE NUMBER 666 HAS A SPECIAL MEANING TO ME. I HAVE BEEN IN SO MANY CAR ACCIDENTS THAT I HAVE DEVELOPED A THEORY. MY CAR IS SILVER AND SO WE CALL IT BULLET (TO KILL A WEREWOLF) MY LICENSE NUMBER IS CA666 (SEE A DEVIL)AND I HAVE A CLOVER AND AND ANGEL HANGING OFF MY MIRROR. I TOLD THE SALESMAN THAT SOLD ME THE CAR THAT I DIDNT WANT ANY MORE BULLS EYES ON MY CAR. KNOCK ON WOOD THERE HAS BEEN NO MORE CAR ACCIDENTS FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS. THATS WHY I LOOK AT THE 666 IN A SPECIAL WAY. JUST KIND OF A FUN THING!!
WE WISH EVERYONE A SPECIAL HAPPY THANKSGIVING, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN THE MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES. WE HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT. LOVE TO ALL, JAKE AND JUDE!MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!! PS WATCH FOR THE BOISE STATE BRONCO FOOTBALL TEAM THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.HOOOORAAAHHH!
Watch for the Southern Cal football team this holiday season too. Thanks Jude.....
Name: Bob Veach () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 20:12:14
City and State: God's Country, Long beach
Message: I, alas, was too young to remember the the street cars but I do the tracks that were left for many years afterward going down Hawthorne Blvd. If any of you wish to reminisce, I recommend taking the new street cars, the Blue line, to downtown LA. My wife and I and another couple did it a couple of years back, it was great. We saw things you could never see from the street or freeway as well as the different people you meet. It lets you off Union Station, across from Phillipe's where they invented the beef dip sandwich. The coffee was still 5 cents a cup. The place was full of nostalgic pictures. Before heading back, we strolled Olvera Street and Union Station. The whole day cost us less than $25 a couple.
Happy T Day to everyone and remember- don't buy a Butterball turkey. They recalled all of them. "Why" you ask foolishly? They forgot to butter their b...'s. Pdunk, say goodnight Gracie!
Sounds like another cool CT adventure day. Let's all go. Thanks Bob and you too have a Happy Tday. We're having Jackrabbit.
Name: EL & MS. ROJO () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 20:01:35
City and State: KUNA, ID
Message: Happy Thanksgiving to all. Jake N jude.
MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU.
Thanks EL and MS, Back at ya'
Name: Art LA Mere () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 19:52:39
City and State: Bettendorf Ia
Message: ok I just got back on line Had my son build new computor for the family and boy is it fast. we just might have a white winter we got about 1 inch of snow today. Happy Happy Turkey day at all. God Bless the troops
Thanks Art, Glad you're back. Happy T day to you and yours, AND to our Troops far from their homes......God bless you all.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 18:50:33
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Happy Turkey Day Cougs! Go easy on the vittles tomorrow. I don't want to see anyone picked up for DWS. (Driving While Stuffed) And contrary to popular belief, the Devil hasn't taken over this particular Feedback Page, although the number at the top may say different.
Hey Alan, I noticed we've reached "Critical Damian" too. Thanks and look out for the DWI's (Drumstick Wielding Idiots). Have a great Turkey Day your own self.
Name: Larry Biller () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 18:13:09
City and State: Portland,OR
Message: JUST WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY
HAPPY AND RESTFUL THANKSGIVING...
Same to you and yours, Larry.....
Name: Baxter Dodd () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 17:49:04
City and State: Riverside, CA
Message: In the mid and late ?40s I too rode that 5 car a lot from Hawthorne to near Eagle Rock where it ended, and back. Was even involved in a couple of accidents where the streetcar hit, and was hit, by cars. I personally liked the streetcars that had three sections with the two end sections ?open? and a closable center section. And who could forget the Wrigley?s gum and Gillette blade advertisements posted the length of the car above the windows? On the trips to Hawthorne, I liked seeing the animated ?scrub woman? on the shop roof near Centinela. I knew home was not far from there. But it was not just the ride on the streetcar that was the highlight of the trip. It was - as it is now - just like Joseph Mailander eluded to in one of his eloquent posts a few pages back, there are noticeable diversity and cultural differences from the northern parts of LA vs downtown LA vs the South Bay - not good or bad, just different. During that trip, a kid got to see and even sit among a myriad of people and cultures. What a great experience and education that was.
Happy Thanksgiving to all you HHS?ers and your families.
Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Baxter. Dennis Campbell and I were just talking about that Scrubber Woman the other day. How many remember her?
Name: Marilyn Ross () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 17:03:40
City and State: Garden Grove, ca
Message: I searched Google for Los Angeles Transit Lines and they have a photo of an electric bus. It was called a trolley bus or trolley coach. I remember those in Los Angeles. I also Googled Pacific Electric Railway - I only work part time, I have a lot of time on my hands - one site has a slide show of red cars. I don't even remember the red cars, only the Los Angeles Transit gold and green ones.
Thanks Marilyn, I remember the electric busses. I think they came as far as the north end of Inglewood.
Name: Pat Underwood () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 15:19:03
City and State: Hawthorne, California
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: After my Dad passed away, my mother took us for a ride on the Red Car, out to Eagle Rock to visit my Dad?s sister. The thing I remembered most was, mom wouldn?t let me sit by the window and it sure was noisy.
Have a safe Thanksgiving the CHP is out in force this weekend looking for those drivers that celebrate too an extent. Eat moderately because over eating causes you to watch too much Football or NASCAR.
Thanks Pat, You and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Name: Wade Greasby () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 15:11:00
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Sure Happy It's Thanksgiving,
Last night our church here in HB/FV went into the inner city of L.A. to do our annual Turkey Baskets. We fed over 500 families. It was really incredible to see the faces on people and how they light up when there are people who care providing food for them. About 75 people from our church, young and old help with the packing and distribution. I was surprized by a family who's oldest son had gone to HHS in the mid 90's though did not graduate. Thanks Kirk for your kind remarks. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Wade
Now THAT'S what it's all about. Thanks Wade and you and yours have a Great One yourself.
Name: Robin () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 15:00:45
City and State: Maui 4 a month HA
Message: John, I haven't heard anyone refer to the red car as the 5 car which is what my Mom still calls it.Subsequently came the #5 bus.Like most we always took it north from 133rd and I know it went to Eagle Rock but have no idea where it ended going south...anyone? Happy Thanksgiving to all Cougs and familys. There isnt a turkey to be found over here, not even at Costco, but I have my eye on a black swan down the beach aways. Dennis that popcorn recipe sound more dangerous than your dart gun..:o)Aloha all!
Hey Robin, Yep, it WAS the 5 car or 5 line. Great memory flogger there....thanks for that one. You and yours have a great Thanksgiving.
Name: KIRK C. GREASBY () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 14:31:19
City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO.
Maiden: Cold in the Rockies
Message: ITS 26 DEGREES, SNOW ON PIKES PEAK. AND JUST WANTED TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER, WADE. I GREW UP HAVING THREE HEROES. MY DAD, JOHN WAYNE, AND MY BROTHER. EVEN THOUGH I'M MUCH TALLER AND 1000 MILES AWAY, I STILL LOOK UP TO HIM. SAY HI TO ALL THE FAMILY, AND TAKE CARE BRO.
Happy Thanksgiving, Kirk......
Name: Dennis Campbell () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 13:38:10
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca.
Message: Hey the streetcar was a lot of fun way back in 1948? My Mom took me to Sears in Inglewood around Christmas time that year? I got a dart gun at the 5 & dime store and on the way home I was shooting at cars and I?ll be damned if I didn?t hit one yes right as we were coming to a stop at Broadway. Needless to say the dart gun didn?t make it home as the car I was shooting at was and HPD car?O
Hey Cougars and Cougarettes, and for you first timers cooking the Big Bird:
Jill, here is the way some of the oldies but goodies cooked their bird? Make sure you add in a lot popcorn with the stuffing and when the south end of the bird blows out, you'll know it's done?
Ouch, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.....
Great tip from OUR resident oldie but goodie, Dennis Campbell. Thanks Dennis; you and Eileen have a Happy Turkey Day too and stay away from the south end of your bird.
Name: Lee Boswell () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 13:22:11
City and State: RANCHO CUCAMONGA
Message: Running red cars in San Pedro, that's awesome! There's also one on display in Seal Beach. Jill McFarlane and T.S. we must have crossed paths before, I also went to Cimmarron Ave. school to the 4th grade about 67. Does anybody remember Miss Hussman the 3rd grade teacher that drove a Porsche?. I remember when they installed a sun dial near the cafeteria, I was fascinated by that thing. Lunch was 35 cents, I still remember the beefy mac!. We called that area the Holly Park area it's just east of Northrop in fact 120th will run right into the park after the airport. I went to kindergarden and 1st grade at Hawthorne Christian School, then we moved a little bit west and I went to Washington / HIS / HHS. HAPPY THANKGIVING EVERYBODY!
Happy Thanksgiving Lee.....I went to Hawthorne Christian, HIS, and HHS too.
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 12:29:54
City and State: Mission Viejo
Message: Hey Cougars and Cougarettes, just wanted to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving. I will be attempting to cook my first turkey and using family as guinea pigs. Dan, wish I could go to the downtown thing but I can't, but would like to encourage other Cougs to check out Which one, it is a great show. Dan forgot to mention his other talent, he also gets to do that crazy laugh on that song that I can't recall. Everyone, have a Happy one and be careful out there on your travels.
Thanks Jill and good luck cooking your bird.
Name: Marsha () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 11:38:39
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Ahhhh the Streetcar, what a memory. Once a year my brother and I would take a journey with my Mother to the Orthopedic Hospital in Los Angeles. We would start out early in the morning, catch the streetcar on Broadway and would later transfer to several different buses to finally get there. It was such a great ALL DAY adventure and we always had so much fun.
Happy Thanksgiving ..........
Thanks Marsha, the streetcar was a fun Hawthorne memory. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.....
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 10:45:03
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Countless times, along with my mom and sister, we would walk up El Segundo to the streetcar. Daddy drove a semi delivery truck out of downtown Los Angeles. We would meet him, and go to Olvera Street. If our car broke down, he would take the streetcar to and from work. My sister and I loved turning the seats around. Wonderful memories.
Great memories Adrianne, Thank you......
Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 10:32:43
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Message: Gobble, gobble, gobble it up! I'm heading up to Lake Cachuma for a long weekend of camping and howling at the moon. I'll miss the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied yams, stuffing, pies, and the all famous green bean casserole and the family favorite, Pillsbury Crescent rolls. Yum. Think of me you guys when you go back for seconds as I'll be eating jerky! ....Happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for. I love you guys! DZ
Hey Liz, Have a fun weekend and take a heavy coat as it gets mighty cool at Cachuma this time of year.
Name: Karen Kuehl () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 08:29:00
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: I remember those street cars too. I spent my younger years, till I was 12, living in Inglewood. Mom, my brother and I would take the #2 bus into town and catch the street
car into Hawthorne. I also remember those buses that were connected to the overhead electrical
wires and could go from the middle of the street over to the curb to pick up passengers. I'm not
sure what they were called. When my girlfriend Lizzie and I were around 8 years old, we would save out milk money or, if we were lucky, we'd find money, then take the #2 into Inglewood, catch the #5 (I think it was) to the airport, LAX as it's known today. Our folks never knew this until we were grown! One time, one of the pilots noticed us just sitting and watching the passengers come and go, he came up and invited us to see the chart/weather map room and explained some of the maps and radar screens to us. We were so thrilled. That was the last time we ever got the chance to sneak off. DC6's were so huge back then!!
Ya'all have a HAPPY T-DAY!! Don't eat too much turkey!! I know I will. hehehe My new boss and I are going to the Texas Station here in Vegas for their Thanksgiving feast. I hear they put on quite a spread.
This picture was taken at Hawthorne and Broadway in the late 20s.....uh the red car, not Karen's. Thanks Karen for the fun memories and you have a great Thanksgiving too.
Name: Jack Hammer () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 06:08:59
City and State: Oakland Or
Message: The old "Red Car" that's a real memory flogger. That one goes all the way back to my earlist memories. I had an Aunt that lived off of Carson and Alameda, and my Granny (did anyone ride the red car without Granny) and I would ride the red car there every Thursday but as I remember we paid with Tokens.
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and mostly, I hope you get to spend it with the ones you love.
Don't forget our Guy's & Gals over seas
Great memories Jack, and yes I too remember the tokens. I might have one of those somewhere. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Name: Dan Dye () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 02:27:04
City and State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: I remember the streetcars well. Back in the late 40's, my father, brother David and I were going (north bound) on Prairie Ave. turning left (west bound) on Florence Blvd., when a streetcar hit our car. Our car was totaled and we went to the hospital. (I am glad it wasn't a train) The streetcars were really fun to ride. I can still feel the back and forth motion and hear the clickity clack sound they made as they traveled down the tracks. We rode them everywhere after our car was totaled. Great memories.
Hey Dan, Got your message......this morning. Looks like all is well now.
Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 00:04:53
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: The Red Car is alive and well in San Pedro. It doesn't go anywhere yet but they have restored two cars. For a buck you can ride them back and forth over their course from the Vincent Thomas Bridge to the Cabrillo Breakwater. Yep, you flip the seats to face whichever direction you are going.
That's the one. Thanks so much Kathleen. Maybe we'll all go and take a ride some night. That'll bring back some fond memories, for sure.
Name: Marilyn Ross () on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 23:32:27
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: I do remember the streetcars. They were so much more fun than the buses. The driver would just move to the other end of the car as they could go either direction and flip the backs of the wooden seats over to face the other way. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving!
Also, the driver would get out and pull the overhead electrical contact down on one end and go to the other end and raise that contact up, and away you'd go in the other direction. A few of the Red Cars were saved and are now on display in Perris Ca. Take a look if you're out that way.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 23:23:52
City and State: Downtown LA
Message: Hey Kathleen, thanks for the nice words. What she's talking about is the "if you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding" part that the band has given to me. Yeah, man, I'm a performing artist! See ya'all downtown at 8:00 pm on Friday -- dress warm and bring your ice skates (seriously, they have ice skating)
Name: ROJO & JJ () on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 20:49:58
City and State: KUNA, ID
Maiden: IDAHO QUEEN
Message: Hey Barney, good to hear form you. I'll e-mail a personal later. But, Bake that guy from Sammo Hi that said that he went to a CIF game in the Coliseum and thought that Sammo had played...was probably right. They played Poly the year before in 58. They were supposed to repeat as Bay League Champs and meet them again. But were derailed by a team that was supposed to finish last in a bigger badder league. They also lost to the Hares in 1958. But I still love the feeling we had when we beat S.M.s butt's. Not by the score, just the satisfaction of beating them, physically. Just like most Cougar teams did when we played anybody.
MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU.Jake N Jude.
Let's face it, Samohi was tough, but not as tough as the Bugsies. The first championship for Poly was 1919 and they've won many since then. In fact they need to win 3 more this season for yet another Southern Section Championship.
Name: TS () on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 20:19:09
City and State: Aliso Viejo, CA
Message: TS's spouse is Joe Sammut, HHS79. Anyone remember him? Great guy, honor student.
Name: Curious Cougar () on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 18:50:50
City and State: Haytown, CA
Message: Mystery of the week, who is TS the Seahawk's husband?
Don't know except her name is Tammy. Anyone have a clue?
Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 18:42:47
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Well we had a great Cougar Siting on Saturday night. Dan Johnson actually gives a great live performance! For anyone who hasn't taken the time to see that band he promotes, they are giving a free concert at Pershing Square in Downtown (Joseph, are you out there?) Friday night at 8:00 PM. It's FREE, It's fabulous and most of all it's lots of fun. My entire family went Saturday night, I made it clear they didn't have to hang out with their mom, they didn't.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Ettu Kathleen.... OK, good luck to all the "Pinkos" out there and go see Dan's bunch. I'm sure they put on a great show.