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Name: Susan King () on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 15:23:22
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: Yes, Cruise Night was a blast. Thanks again for a great time. We ALWAYS have fun with you Baker man! Dizzy, Bill and Bob, Dan, Marsha, Kathleen, Debi, Clark, Bob, Cathy and Mike, Robin, Joyce, Harry and Cathy, Mo, Carmen and of course, Bodacious Glo, gosh, you're fun!! Though it's great to meet up with your own old classmates at these events, a big part of the best of it is meeting all the Cougs from other years and of course, seeing some of those from other classes we haven't seen in a long time. Or, especially, finally putting a face to the names who post here in CT. I'm so glad to have met you now face to face! For any of you who have never gotten around to visiting the "Recollections" page, do so. I'd been visiting CT for a few years before I ever did and was stunned at what I'd been missing! I've met some of the authors of those memories at these gatherings and that has been a pleasure. Fellow Cougs have put in writing the very experiences we all had growing up.....take the stroll. Better yet, let's hear from YOU!
Thanks Sue, The Recollections Page is a fun way to get your memory flogged, that's for sure. Lots of fun stories and antecdotes from lots of Cougars past.

Name: Melinda Farrow () on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 15:14:53
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Maiden: Elia
Class: 1982
Message: Hey all you Cougars! I just wanted to remind everyone that the "Steve Dimmick Benefit Concert" is this weekend Saturday February 19th. at the Rock It in Hawthorne - 14239 Hawthorne Blvd. from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am. So come on down to show your support and remembrance for the Dimmick family..many of his friends and family will be there, so come on down Cougars!
Thanks Melinda, Here's to a great turn out for Steve.

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 13:14:58
City and State: BelmontShores
Class: 1974
Message: Thank you to all who have responded to the Golf Tournament poll.
In one day we have 27 confirmed golfers and many more with questions about the after party. I will respond to all of you as soon as humanly possible but be sure your confirmation is secure.

Thanks Bud.....

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 10:46:58
City and State: soon to be...RPV! ;))
Maiden: Enza's condo in the canyon....
Class: 1972
Message: Here's a shout out to Susie Egerer Tague. I remember you; and, I also remember your husband's mom working in an administration job at HHS, where I would go and get mimeograph copies made.(How many coug's remember having to use THAT dinosaur...what would we do without a Xerox machine today? I can still remember the smell of the blue ink used.) She was such a kind lady; (well, so was her son, Bob.) Susie, c'mon and post here on feedback and give us the '411' girl. Hey, does anyone live in the Miraleste Canyon Estates in Rancho Palos Verdes? If so, I will have an extra parking space available soon in the lower canyon. E-me. :-) And, Debi Lee McGregor, is it possible that you get MORE youthful looking everytime you attend a cruise nite? What's your secret, girl?! BTW, can anyone identify the pics at cruise night without names attached to them? Who the heck are these people?? :))
There were so many pictures, I just didn't have time to add the names (the ones I knew). Sorry about that. Thanks Enza, and good luck in your new digs.

Name: Jean MacErnie () on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 00:25:47
City and State: Albq NM
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 1968
Message: I thought I would share a couple memories of teachers....Mr. Williams Art class...Mr. Williams always played his music during class...I remember Johnny Mathis singing Changes Are....I had this tendency to paint in time of his music.....I hope no one noticed. Also in 1966, I believe...We went on a field trip in his class. We went to some art show in downtown LA...I remember we were all outside waiting for the bus to pick us up and take us back to HHS...Everyone thought it would be fun to look up at a tall building and pretend that some one was going to jump....The point to this was to see how many people passing by would look...some did, but not everyone. Then we pretended that someone was sick on the ground and everyone got into a circle....Saying things like "back up and give him some air" It was all funny then, but I guess we are lucky that we all didn't get in trouble...I was in the 10th grade and my sister Roberta, who was also there was in the 11th grade. I also have one memory of Mr. Caldwell, my math teacher....I am not too proud of this but.....One day we were having a math test, and I did not study for it, nor did I understand it. I was so shy then that I couldn't get the nerve to ask for help....So I copied answers from the girl who sat in front of me ( first name was Nicki). Mr Caldwell caught on and told us we were both getting f's for it. I felt soooo bad for Nicki, cause she was innocent...So I confessed and took my well deserved f. Nicki didn't get an f. I can not believe I did that....Oh...another memeory....Mr Caldwells name was Robert L Caldwell, and my sisters name was Roberta L Caldwell....She had Mr Caldwell for math too....and was teased a lot about them....Like one kid asking her if she and her dad were going camping that week end....My dads name was Robert P Caldwell....I enjoy all those teacher stories, as well as the neighborhood ones....I love it all!!!!!!

Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 22:37:21
Email: boatcop*at*
City and State: Parker, Az
Class: 1973
Message: Another Cruise Night missed. DRAT! I swear I'm gonna make it one of these times. But someone has to Protect and Serve. And do my eyes deceive me or did Sue Bierman morph into a brunette? I don't know if I could have handled the shock of seeing THAT in person.
Must have been the camera angle, Alan. Glad you're still with us. I was wondering where you were. MORE pics coming from Cruise Night as soon as Sue sends me hers. Got a few from Don Burns too. Thanks for checking in.....

Name: Paul Mackie () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 16:02:35
City and State: Bakersfield Ca
Class: 1963
Message: Jim Peppers, you're right on both counts. Liz is my big sister and I did walk Sandy home from school in 8th grade a few times. As a matter of fact Sandy was the first girl I ever walked home from school. I was there the day the plane crashed that killed Richie Valens etc. Never forgot how devastated you all were. That should bring back some memories, Jim.

Name: Jim Peppers () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 15:19:25
City and State: Athens, Greece
Class: 1961
Message: For Cougar Paul Mackie, Are you Liz Mackie's brother? Were you a friend of my sister's, Sandy Peppers now Sandy Cooper? I remember the name but can't put a face with it. Just thought I'd ask. Thanks, Jim Peppers

Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 14:34:31
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
Message: Paul, don't you get me in any trouble with The King. John I figured it was worth a shot, you never know unless you ask, didn't really seem like flu. Cindy
OK, thanks.....

Name: Paul Mackie () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 14:14:21
City and State: Bakersfield
Class: 1963
Message: Cindy, I think maybe it was the way you ate your ice cream cone. Just trying to help solve this mystery.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 12:27:17
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
Message: This is kind of gross but, did anyone else have a hot dog at Fosters on Saturday night and become violently ill several hours later? I was thinking it was flu but now I am not too sure, none of the typical flu symptoms. Cindy
I had a hot dog and was fine. I don't think it was the food.

Name: Terry Allen () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 11:40:47
City and State: Salem, Ore
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1974
Message: The email listed before was never me. Someone(nameless)listed me in the alumni. Im here now! So if you tried to email me before, I never got it.
PLEASE TRY AGAIN!!! Terry Smith 74

Name: Don D. () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 11:06:43
Email: dondt(at)
City and State: South Bay
Class: 1975
Message: Hello All, The Class of 1975 is having a reunion planning meeting Sunday, March 6th at 11AM in the grass area of Malaga school in Palos Verdes. Let either me or David Wang know if you can make it. Go to the Reunions page for a map.

Name: rick mecca () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 08:48:04
City and State: san berdo ,ca.
Class: 1969

Name: PATT () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 01:37:54
City and State: kennewick, Wa.
Maiden: Prewitt
Class: 1965
Message: Happy Birthday Butch!
Happy Bday Chris......

Name: Steven Sanchez () on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 01:28:59
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Class: 1981
Message: Dear John, I hope you can post the following on such short notice. though I am worried it might get lost in the shuffle a bit as it seems Cruise night was a hit.
Please Post:
Steve Dimmick (class of 1982) Benefit Concert This Saturday February 19th, 2005
Rock-it Cafe
14239 Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250
From 4:00 pm till 2:00am
Please visit for details and 2 of the bands that Geoff Dimmick (class of 83) plays in will be playing there.

Name: Patti Barry () on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 22:10:24
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1979
Message: I remember a hair place called The Mop Shop in the Boys Market shopping area. It was the first place that I went to for a hair cut without my mother, and I went with my buddy Ellen Bulder.
The Mop Shop.....Was that supposed to be flattering to their hair-dos?

Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 12:35:46
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 1969
Message: I have a new computer with the same problem....not getting all of my emails. Sorry Jim. Some addresses seem to get bumped and they don't show up on my blocked list and they don't go to junk's a mystery. Here's the recipe...carmelize a half a cup of sugar in a cake pan on the stove, med heat...very carefully. Coat all sides of the pan. In a blender, put one can of sweetened condensed milk, one can of evaporated milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, one 8oz pkg of cream cheese cut up into small cubes and add three room temp eggs. Blend for half a minute. Pour into the coated baking pan and place that pan into a larger pan with 1/2 inch of water in it and bake in a pre heated oven 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes. Invert it after it's cooled a bit and eat it up with a big ol spoon. Easier than apple pie. Next time I'm in your neighborhood I'll stop by.
Love you guys. DZ

Name: Janet () on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 11:17:55
City and State: Prescott, AZ
Maiden: Hardy
Class: 1974
Message: Kenney shoe store was a block or two south of Clark Drugs. There was Kresge's, Bliman Shoes, Clark Drugs, an empty lot where they sold Christmas trees until La Fiesta was built and next to that was Boy's Market (this is in the 60's) then facing north in the same shopping center was a strip of small shops opposite facing of the Brick Shell gas station on 118th and Hawthorne Bl.
Great memory Janet, I remember Thom McAn(sp) shoes on the sw corner of 120th and the Bl. too.

Name: Jim Peppers () on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 08:16:18
City and State: Athens, Greece
Class: 1961
Message: Hello Cougars, I just wanted Elizabeth Aleccia, aka Dizzy Lizzy, to know that the e-mail she got from me was legit i.e. I am an official Hawthorne High alumnus. My wife and I saw so much about the flan that we wanted to get the recipe. Hope I didn't scare you, Elizabeth! Take care Cougars and I hope to make it to a future Cruise Night! Remember anybody coming to Greece, please get in touch. Enza Nicosia contacted me about coming here from Sicily, but I think she had some confusion as to just where Greece was. Anyway, Mike Stallings came and we had a very nice but brief visit. Always willing to help a Cougar when in need. Take care all, Jim Peppers
We'll be looking for you Jim, thanks....

Name: Art LaMere () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 21:57:29
Email: same
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Class: 1973
Message: wasn't the Kenney shoe store by Clark drugs. There was a Mexican Restaurant there also I think. John it would look like another fine event has gone by. Thanks to you and your fine work. Summer time is coming and thinking of coming that way maybe plan same time.
take care Art

Hey Art, come on out. We'll be here. Kenney may have been there in the 60s and the Mexican reataurant was La Fiesta, now El Torito.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 21:41:01
City and State: Kona, Hawaii
Class: 1976
Message: Well I missed another one. Someday. I liked seeing the pic of old friends Sharon, Carmen, Clark, Gloria and Big John. You guys are lucky.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 19:47:05
City and State: Fosters Lager
Class: 1977
Message: The new photos have a great shot of me and Jill wearing shirts with a very special logo on them! Thanks prew! Now, if we'd only remember to acquire CT shirts! D'oh
Now here's a guy with two babies and no wife that showed up. Thanks Dan, and if you want I can get Abba Tshirts at a discount.

Name: Patricia Saville () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 19:36:14
City and State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
Message: How frustrating to have been so close to attending and then realizing that miserable virus finally hit the Hunchback too hard. The pictures are wonderful, thank you to those who are supplying them. It's great to see so many familiar faces and just sad to have missed talking to you all in person. I even missed the lanyards and the flan. AND, to have missed Mrs. King-Joynt's parlor games, geez. Larry Bach, all you needed was your fencing jacket and you look the same as you did one of the last times I saw you. Clark, Carmen, Sharon, John, even you Gloria - you guys look Mah-veh-lus.
Love the beanie John.

That's a Cougar Rooter hat to you and I don't know when you are going to run out of excuses. Paco chimes in that he would have made it but he came down with a dose of E coli and Dennis Campbell had to be rushed to the hospital with a slight case of spinal bifida. Next Cruise you'll have to bring me the "toe" if you expect me to believe you've got tomaine.
Thanks Patty, you AGAIN missed a fun event. Gloria was there, but she was TOTALLY OUT of excuses.

Name: David Miranda () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 15:27:15
City and State: Cocoa Beach,FL
Message: To all my boys of the drum line , 1975-1976, this is your squad leader calling!
Sound Off.....
Tony Towns, Jerry Oliver and Dewayne Harris, my best friends. Where are you?
And finally, to of my 2 beautiful ladies Lisa Swankier and Kathy Buzby. Hugs and kisses.....
David- 1975/76

Name: Larry Bach () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 15:05:50
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1972
Message: The Church was an American Baptist Church and was located in Hawthorne, on Acacia, north of Broadway, or between 126th and Broadway.
Thanks Larry, and you had it all correct except it was the Acacia Avenue Baptist Church, with the Reverend Bueler presiding, who incidentally did lots of early Baccalaureate services for the early graduates of Hawthorne High. The church that was between 126th and Broadway was the Presbyterian Church. Thanks to Baxter Dodd for the picture.

Name: Denean McKinney () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 14:10:15
City and State: Redondo Beach
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1980
Message: Oooops, I think I took my Cougartown t-shirt and ran too soon with it. I see that Jason Wymond HHS82 showed up after I left, therefore, boo hoo, I was not the youngest Cougar at cruise-night. Jason will have to thumb-wrestle me, because I am not giving it up too easily.
I already contacted Jason and told him I'd have you send your Tshirt to him..... but since yours won't fit Jason, we'll send him one too. Thanks for your honesty, Denean....

Name: Janet () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 13:06:02
City and State: Prescott, AZ
Maiden: Hardy
Class: 1974
Message: The shoe store next to Clark Drugs was Bliman Shoe Store, (not sure of the spelling) I was friends with the owners daughter.
It use to have a little merry-go-round in the back of the store.

Thanks Janet....

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 12:42:36
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: I know this questions has been addressed before, so I'm sorry. After my sister Denean and I left Cruise night, we got into a debate about the name of the shoe store that sat between Clark Drugs and Kresge's. Can anyone help? Thanks.
I'm sure someone has that answer. Anyone?

Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 11:22:00
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 1969
Message: Cruise Night 12 was huge! I was so afraid I hadn't made enough flan that I served itty bitty pieces only to end up with lots of neighbors were pleased. I never throw the golden carmel cream down the drain. However, while I was making it this time and thinking about the secret family recipe, I poured in a can of sweetened condensed milk and the back label caught my eye......There, on the back, was our secret family recipe, down to the last detail. Somebody sold out! It must have been a cousin. My sisters would never have devulged the ingredients. John, you are the King! I love you Maaaan. All you silent lurkers and regular contributors...make plans for the summer cruise night before some other excuse crops up. It was great to see everyone. DZ
Thanks Liz, I was one of the people who got a 1" by 1" piece, and you gave the REST to the NEIGHBORS!!?? Next time you do not leave without seeing me first. That stuff is from heaven....

Name: Joe Bell () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 02:04:36
City and State: Artesia CA
Maiden: Like to meet her ?
Class: 1959
Message: Was actually comfortble, and our next get together will be even warmer? Hope the Picnic is as well attended as the 12th Cruise Night. I had a good time seeing Friends, and meeting new friends too. I have had more good talks with HHS Folks, since April '01, when I found C-town. At my first Reunion after 42 Years. Thanks a lot John for showing me, and setting up this Site for us. Keep up the Good work, and thanks again for a great Cruise Night, enjoy the day...
Now see, Joe gets out and goes to HHS reunions and Cougartown functions. That's what it's all about Joe. See you at the Summer Cruise Night.

Name: Tom Shelley () on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 00:37:17
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1962
Message: John, great cruise night. It was great seeing old friends. I'm usually out of town for these events so I'm glad I was able to make this one. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it a really fun time. I need to get DZlizy's address so I can ransack her house to try to find her recipe for flan. Now I'm no expert, but I've had a little flan in my time and her's is, without a doubt, the "tops". Thanks Liz.
Yep, the flan was great, thanks Liz for making it and bringing it.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 22:23:38
City and State: Kona, Hawaii
Class: 1976
Message: John how did you know that. Who told you. Coming to the mainland is a little harder these days. When I am done with what I am doing here I will be able to come over more often.
Hi Keith, now don't take it personally but we have people showing up at Ctown events from Connecticut, Maryland, Greece, Washington, Alaska, Michigan, South America, etc, so a little 4 hour ride on a big ol' plane won't hurt at all.