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Name: Larry Biller
City and State: Portland,Or
Class: 1967
Message: I too was helped out of a couple of bad situations by Sgt.Williams...Of course being my next door neighbor was helpful. I walked to school with Doug Williams. Anyone know of his whereabouts?
And speaking of Brian Wilson..My 15 year old who is in choir at school chose "God Only Knows" to sing for his class. Excellent choice!

Name: Laura () on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 14:14:44
City and State: PV, CA
Maiden: Geele
Class: 1976
Message: Interesting item was mentioned by the principal of the high school my son now attends: principals of both Hawthorne and Leuzinger are on the "to be fired" list because neither high school has met its numerical targets under "no child left behind." I wonder how much of an additional upset it is to have principals changing. The gentleman giving the speech at the PTA meeting yesterday did say that these two are dealing with gangs, malnutrition, poverty (many kids have to work fulltime to assist with their families), and lack of English reading, speaking, and writing skills in their student populace.
We were lucky to go to school at HHS that it's sad so much has changed.

Name: Barbara Lewis () on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 14:06:03
City and State: Fulshear, Texas
Maiden: Kmieciak
Class: 1968
Message: My Christmas card for Bill and Cheryl (Puetz) Moretti was returned. Does anyone have current contact information for them? I tried the email address on the Alumni page, but it was returned. Thanks for your help and thanks for Cougar Town...always fun! And I think Danny Litton may be just a little older than 30...I have children that old! Happy Birthday, Danny! I'm just behind you.

Name: Sarah () on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 10:45:43
City and State: West Hills, CA
Maiden: Baca
Class: 1974
Message: Is anyone from the class of '74 going to Cruise night on Feb. 12th? Would love to see some of my old classmates!
Hi Sarah, I know Sue Bierman will be there.

Name: Jim Peppers () on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 01:59:49
City and State: Athens, Greece
Class: 1961
Message: Hello to all Cougars and whoever else reads the feedback! I've enjoyed reading about child upbringing in the feedback. Just to add something I think is pertinent. Recently, Stephie Hall Brito sent me the book The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. It's a great read and gives a lot of incite into who our parents were and why they were the greatest generation. They also produced a great generation of kids, us. But somehow things have gone a little wrong since then, at least in my opinion. Anyway for what it's worth, I suggest a look at the book. You'll shed some tears, but they'll be worth it! Take care and God bless you all, Jim Peppers
Thanks Jim.....

Name: Donald Scheliga () on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 01:42:34
City and State: West Covina
Class: 1962
Message: Hey John Boy!!!! Just popped in to say HI! and let ya know I will be at cruise night. Adrianne and Pat Simpson have kept me really busy, so I can't get here as often as I like. Wow! after all the rain, "Green Hell" has descended on the old homestead in Hawthorne. See ya on cruise night.
Hey Don, Glad to hear it.....UH, you coming to Cruise night, not the Green Hell part. Since the rain, my front yard has turned into a toad stool party. See you there.

Name: Gary Bickers () on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 21:51:53
City and State: pve cal
Class: 1963
Message: I was in Washington DC last Wednesday even though I hear the place would be a mess because of the parades, events and security stops. Does anyone remember the Olympics in LA when everything was going to shut down the city; the same thing happened in Washington, all the locals left and it was wonderful for us tourists. The only thing different was having an F16 off the wing of our plane about 300 yards on approach. Bless the red states.
Hey Gary, Hope all's going well. Cruise Night Feb 12th. Grab a few buddies and come on down.

Name: Karen Kuehl () on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 21:00:27
City and State: LV, NV
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
Message: Well darn!! I won't be able to make it to Cruise Night this time ... again! But I think my friend David Neuschafer (LHS c/o 59) might show up with his snazzy dark blue 71 Mustang that he's been working on. I'm hoping ya'all will make him feel right at home! He might even bring a few copies of his new book, Shady Rest, for those who are interested, to buy or just take a look at. If you buy one, don't forget to have him sign it. Have a great time and eat a French fry for me, will you? Go Cougars!!
See you next time, Karen.....

Name: Laura () on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 19:08:06
City and State: PV, CA
Maiden: Geele
Class: 1976
Message: While the class of 75 (aka "a little bit slow") dithers, the class of 76 (bicentennial folk) has already put together the menu for its reunion dinner; to whit (wit): oatmeal (lowers cholesterol), leafy greens (improves eyesight), salmon (guards against alzheimers), high-pulp orange juice (vitamin C guards against viruses), broccoli (ensures colon health), and blueberries (provides a high level of antioxidants). An after-dinner (very small) non-dairy sugar-free piece of dark chocolate will be the take-away memento.
Afterwards, there will be a gathering at McDonald's for all still hungry.

Thanks Laura, It's funny that a class with tons of classmates on the Alumni List would just wait around for someone ELSE to do something. Amazing...

Name: Don D. () on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 15:09:35
Email: dondt(at)
City and State: South Bay
Class: 1975
Message: Perhaps something for everyone who graduated in the 70's then...
Lee, please email Don on this.

Name: Lee Boswell () on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 14:19:33
Email: skypi007@aol
City and State: rancho cucamonga
Class: 1975
Message: Here's my two cents on our reunione, But I know it's very late in the game for big changes , but it looks like it's time to start combining classes like 73to77 . Like Dale Hahlbeck said many pages back ( we dated em' all anyways)! just a thought,Lee

Name: Don Burns () on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 13:30:31
City and State: Downey, CA
Class: 1957
Message: Hey Cougs, I'll be @ the cruise on the 12th. Later Don
OK Don, Bring the Big Red Bird and we'll see you there.

Name: Don D. () on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 13:02:37
Email: dondt(at)
City and State: South Bay
Class: 1975
Message: John, if there is a response. That's fine with me.(June 18th, Sat. 11AM, at the beach via. Hermosa pier - class fo 75). If not, that it remains an idea in passing...
No ideas Don, It's getting late and YOU would be an excellent person to grab the reins and plow forward with a class of '75 reunion. Are you up for it?

Name: Don D. () on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 08:35:45
Email: dondt(at)
City and State: South Bay
Class: 1975
Message: "It's going to take someone in the class to Plan something, then people will get interested..."
Ok, class of 1975. Everyone meet at the Hermosa pier Saturday, June 18th at 11AM for a beach party...:)

See now, THAT'S the way to do it. All class of 75ers contact Don DiTommaso for more information and I'll add it to the Reunions page. OH!!! just saw the happy face. But if any 75er is really interested in handling the reunion, please let me know.

Name: Don D. () on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 00:06:46
Email: dondt(at)
City and State: South Bay
Class: 1975
Message: Heather, one member of the class of 1975 had suggested a casual summer picnic as a reunion. I've circulated the idea around a bit but so far there has been no interest...
It's going to take someone in the class to Plan something, then people will get interested.

Name: Ernie Nixon () on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 11:46:44
Email: ENixon @ Bak.. RR.. Com
City and State: Bakersfield Cal .
Class: 1963
Message: Just wanted to say that Brenda and I are planning on attending Cruise Night Feb. 12. See everyone then. Ernie
Hey Ernie, Thanks for letting us know. We'll see you there....

Name: Heather () on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 02:35:01
City and State: Mukilteo, WA
Maiden: Reoch
Class: 1975
Message: OK you class of 75rs! I see a posting from Sharon in 76 starting the planning for their 30 year and it is not until next year! Isn't there anyone out there that would like to plan ours? I asked a few months ago and had no takers. I did the 10 the 20 and the 25 and I'm tired. Dale, Lisa, Dennis come on someone out there must want to get this thing going. It would be a shame to see our year go by without getting together. We have all the previous stuff in a box ready to be sent. Any takers???
Heather's right, 75ers, the rest is the easy part. You've got 167 classmates listed that will help find the rest. It's not like you have to start at zero anymore. That's one big reason why this site is here; to keep classmates together. Someone email Heather, leave a feedback, and take the initiative. Times a wastin', 75ers.

Name: Larry () on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 00:57:39
Email: Bach
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1972
Message: Happy Birthday Debra. You still look just as pretty as you did in high school.
Happy Bday Debra, and glad to see you're back, Larry....

Name: Lori Garcia () on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 00:00:24
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Maiden: Padelford
Class: 1981
Message: Hi everyone! I had to let you know I had a Cougar siting via phone. I was calling a title company the other day to open a title order on one of my escrows and started chatting with the guy on the open order desk about the south bay. I told him I grew up in Hawthorne and he said his Mom and her siblings did too. Her name was Rosmarie Unruh (sp?) class of 69 I think he said. I told him to tell her about C-town and to check in to feedback. Also Liz you are so right about the kid thing. I dont have any but seeing my neighbors kids being out of control and her saying there just being independent and they need to be who they are makes me ill. Talk about birth control, who needs the pill! I wish I could make cruise night but Kelly Sturgeon and I are going to Laughlin for her B day that weekend. Hope you all have fun.
Hey Lori, Thanks for the Cougar siting report. We'll miss you and Mario at Cruise Night but will see you two at the next one. Have fun in Laughlin....

Name: Debra () on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 15:10:30
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Maiden: Lee
Class: 1972
Message: Hey, I'm back in cyberspace now! Finally got my computer up and running and I can check in now! I retired extremely early from the school district and now I finally work just one job that I happen to love. The whacky waitress - full time now and enjoying every moment and every tip! Glad to see Cougartown is still up and I plan on trying to get my shift covered and down to Foster's. Feb 14, right? Hope all had wonderful holidays and here's hopin' for a happy 2005 to all.
NO!! FEBRUARY 12th Maybe that Cruise Night Graphic isn't showing up. Thanks Debra, Glad to see you're back amongst us and see you here on Cruise Night.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 12:06:00
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
Message: It's time for the class of 76 to start planning our 30 year reunion. I know it's a year early but I'd like to start gathering info now. I'd like to hear from 76'ers on ideas, suggestions, etc. Also would like to hear from other reunion planners who have had experience with reunion planning companies- who's good, who's not. If I don't hear from anyone who wants to help, count on it happening in Thousand Oaks in April or May 2006. (Said the little red hen.)
It's been my experience that all of the reunion planning companies take way too much for themselves and set up minimal reunions. It takes a little more planning but it's well worth the extra labor.
Prom 2001 was done by us, the committee, and I thought came off very well. Of course it wasn't a reunion, but was planned as a classy get together. Also, reunions should be set up so people can get together with friends and talk. You don't want loud music as people want to converse, not shout. If you want music, get a DJ, that way you can control the DB level. Much cheaper too. Food can be minimal. Classmates want to visit, not eat. A buffet style works very well for reunions and is more reasonable than sit down dinners. Just my opinion.
It is reunion planning time again, so whoever is planning reunions for the classes of 65, 75, 85, and 95, please send me the info so I can add your reunion details to the Reunions Page. Thanks Cougs....

Name: Kathy () on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 11:25:16
City and State: Dupo,Illinois
Maiden: Frodge
Class: 1979
Message: what ever happened to Mr Minami?
Hi Kathy, I talked with Coach Minami not too long ago and I think he said he was retiring. Coach, if you're out there, please let us know what's going on in your life. In fact, it would be nice to hear from any of our beloved teacher/administrators. George Key (Jorge Llave) we haven't heard from you in a while. Give us an update. Also, all teachers are invited to Cruise Night too, in case you didn't know. Please try to be there on February 12th at 5pm.

Name: Paco () on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 22:31:32
Email: doo4usc
City and State: LF
Class: 1961
Message: Jim, Doug Geller lives in Hawaii, in Kona I think..

Name: Jim Gibson () on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 20:56:32
City and State: Redding, CA
Class: 1967
Message: The previous discussion re: HPD officers brought to mind Bruce Geller. He was a camp counselor when I was in the 6th(?) grade. In my senior year, he, along with Sgt Williams, interceded on my behalf & got me out of a potentially bad situation. Never forgot that. Two more good guys! HHS former classmate Mike Effler, I believe, is still w/ HPD, unless he's been able to "hang it up".
Hey Jim, I was in Boy Scouts with Doug Geller, an all around nice guy too. And SGT Williams got ME out of a scrape too, by just taking the beer away and telling us all to GO HOME!! Another one of Hawthorne's finest. Thanks for remembering a trio of great guys in Hawthorne history.

Name: al murphy () on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 18:20:24
City and State: bancroft idaho
Message: Hi John, I enjoyed the site. During the sixties I was on the police dept. in Hawthorne and rode motors. I remember the good ole days, A&W etc,etc. I grew up in Hawthorne and remember when it was nothing but fields. at that time I went to Inglewood High and the Wich stand was going strong then. well, have a good one,and Hang Loose,Al Murphy
Hey Murph', I remember you working the back door at A&W on the weekends. Great to hear from you. It's been about 45 years since those days. I know you remember Fred Moore, my favorite ticket writer in Hawthorne. He tagged me probably 9 times in my youth. Most for NO reason.
Another was John Delberto....Nuff said about that one, if you know what I mean.
Thanks for letting us know you're still out there and check back any old time. Always nice to hear from one of the GOOD cops from Hawthorne.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 17:56:25
City and State: Los Angeles
Class: 1971
Message: Tube Testers! Remember those machines that sat just inside the door of Thrifty's. I can remember many a night going with my Dad and Brother to test tubes from our television. Then we got the new Motorola with "Works in a drawer". The first modular transistorized component television. I don't even want to think about repairs on my Plasma! Give me the good old days... I will not be able to go to Fosters but Brother Bill may. Anyone who has never gone should go. You only live once. I hope it is a GREAT turnout.
Hey Bob, Yep, I remember those tube testers. The needle would go up to somewhwere between GOOD and REPLACE and I would waft between buy or don't buy.
See you at the Summer Cruise.

Name: Mary () on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 12:34:19
City and State: Grants Pass OR
Maiden: Rose
Class: 1970
Message: Just saw on EBAY a 1969 HHS mans class ring & a couple of yearbooks from the same era in case anyone is looking. I'm still looking for a 1970 HHS class ring to replace mine that was stolen,, sigh!
I'll be bidding on the yearbooks as Ctown needs them both. Thanks Mary.....

Name: Jim Sloey () on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 11:55:03
City and State: SOLVANG, CA
Class: 1966
Message: Happy belated birthday, yesterday to my dear friend Danny Litton. I think he turned 30 yesterday. Happy birthday Danny!
Happy Bday, Danny....

Name: Jimmie Carroll Stockton () on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 22:24:19
City and State: Red Bluff California
Message: I didn't go to HHS, but I had so many friends that did. I learned to swim at the giant Hawthorne High Pool, and my Aunt was the Student Store Lady for many years, Mrs Collins. She loved all the kids and enjoyed all her years there. I am enjoying this website very much. It is put together masterfully
JCStockton class of 65' Lawndale High

Hey Jimmie, Thank you very much. That's always nice to hear and BTW, Lawndale has a great website of its own. I was just looking around there today, and Gary Gatel has done a wonderful job. Always nice when someone like Gary takes the initiative and produces for his school. He too has done a masterful job. Of course, being Cougs, we're kinda partial to Cougartown.
Thanks Jimmie, and come on back anytime as we cater to all the So. Bay grads.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 18:17:39
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
Message: Okay, I'll be there for Cruise Night, Liz. Now, about the freezing looks; I have perfected it. And, my 16 yr old daughter can do it better than me. She looks just like my mom when she fires one off at me, and can bring me to my knees! Then I remember, hey - I am the queen, you're only the princess!!! My mom also taught me about writing letters to the Editors of newspapers. Speak up, speak out.

Name: lizzy () on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 16:44:33
Email: lost
City and State: redondo
Class: 1969
Message: Thank you for protecting me from the evil-doers, John. Cecil was my computer geek but I'll call him again when monkeys fly out of my butt. I'll wait by the phone Kathleen.
I sent it to Kathleen, so STAY HOME.