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Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 23:26:14
Message: David, I remember you (I'm Les Jones bro). Anyway I had the extreme pleasure of catching Mike Scott a few times. Mostly in Middle League and Little League. He was older but I got to practice with him. I caught him also a few times in high school during practice. Our families knew each other. His dad and my dad were friends. His sister Sue was a friend too. Mike won the Cy Young award also. Last time I heard he lived in Laguna Niguel. Him and Mike Colburn and my bro were great pitchers when they were younger. They were all bigger than everyone else. Mike COlburn went on to play in the majors also. He also won the amateur athlete of the year in the whole country in 1976. We had great ball layers come out of HHS
Name: Sharon () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 22:13:36
Message: Karen Masters!72' (LeMaistre) I don't have too much time in between our mini reunions on email and the sunsets...but you are all too important in my busy life to let go of! Keith! I knew that Tracey went on to do well with baseball, that was all that tossing of the ball I did with him when I babysat him. How can I get a hold of him?? Any ideas? Hubby does not know Krimbow, but I knew his brother Val? Am I right?
Patti 79' Kristen Jones was about 2 or 3 when I babysat her! do you know where she is at or her folks? I was pretty good friends with her Mom.
Judy De Grazia 64' do you have a brother named Tom? Or relative, he would have graduated in 72 and went to Saint Joe's I think?
Hey cougarar and cougaretts we need a chat room... What should we do?
Name: DON DALLONS () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 20:53:16
Message: Greg or Keith,
Do you remember something about dining And dashing at House Of Raymonds on Hawthorne. If you don't, I am sure Paul or Kirt would. I'll spare the last names.
Name: jim sloey () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 20:22:35
Message: hey i remember John Avery from LHS. As I recall he was quite a pitcher we called him HOMER. Leuzinger beat Hawthorne in anything in those days? ptuii! never happened
I have to agree. I remember Leuzinger went a whole SEASON without scoring a SINGLE POINT in football. I think it was their 1960 season.
Name: David Barboza () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 19:05:44
Message: Since Keith has brought up baseball and there seems to be a couple of baseball success stories. I was wondering if anyone knows the whereabouts of Class of 73 pitcher Mike Scott, who also went on to the pros and pitched for the Astros in Houston. Chalk up another one for HHS.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 18:25:01
Message: Karen, I remember your name. I can picture the house. I had the Daily Breeze paper route in Holy Glen so I know the place very good. I know a Roy Sides who has the name now Roy Masters (I think) is he related to you. If he is say hi to him he knows me well.
Name: Susan Walling () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 16:25:09
Message: A suggestion for the after-Homecoming-game party is the "new" Stick & Stein Eatery & Sports Bar at 707 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in El Segundo. It is pretty large and has several separate areas and an upstairs section that we could reserve. They have great food, reasonably priced, full bar, pool tables in one area, easy freeway access and its close to the Hacienda Hotel for those who won't be able to drive home afterwards! Or.... maybe we want to stay on the East side of Sepulveda?! Of course, we make arrangements with the ESPD, they may just let us drive through their town!
Susan darlin', Everyone has just conferred and we've nominated YOU to take care of this little chore. Please do it for the sake of the Cougartown Homecoming Game. HHS and its alumni are counting on you girl. You find the place and make the necessary arrangements. We'll let you know how many are going to be there. Thanks Susan
Name: Bob Veach () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 16:22:40
Message: In case anyone would care to know, yesterday's edition, 6/6, of the Los Times had a great article written about John Fowler, RHD c/o '68 and HHS c/o '72.
He is now known as Dr. Fowler. After attending UCLA on a football scholarship, he became a physician and now lives in Turkey setting up medical facilities. He apparently is quite renown in the medical community in Turkey.
Congrats, John. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
Name: Karen LeMaistre () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 14:11:05
Message: John...Thank you so much for creating this wonderful opportunity for all the cougar alumni to renew old friendships and create new ones. I have been a casual observer in Cougartown until I saw the posts from my dear old friend, Sharon Willis-Quesnel.
Sharon...How do you have time to enjoy those beautiful Hawaiian sunsets with your wonderful hubby between emailing me and hanging out in Cougartown?!
Keith...I too grew up in Hollyglen..on the corner of 138th Place and Isis (the house with the roosters on the shudders). You may know my sister Paula. I believe she graduated from Dana the year before you. She attended Hawthorne High but graduated (one year early) from Lawndale High. Our parents moved to El Segundo in 1988... but my dad, Roy Masters, still sells real estate in the Hollyglen area.
By the way...if any of you have recent addresses and or telephone numbers for anyone in the Class of '72 (or '70 and '71 for that matter)...I would truly appreciate hearing from you! A reunion is in the planning stages for the Classes of '70, '71 and '72. It is tentatively set for the summer of 2001. I know it seems early but the earlier we get started the better turn out we'll have!
Karen, Whatever it takes to get you to get up here so you're friends know you're watching. Let me know on the big "R" and we'll put a page up here.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 13:33:35
Message: This one is for John Baker who has shamed me into sharing this story... I just found Dan Grimsley from the class of 1962 after 33 years. (my very first boyfriend) He most definitely played a big part of my memory book from the early 1960's and I wanted to take that long trip down memory lane again.... so I called him and we talked half the night away. I couldn't have wished for anything better than to go over all the good times, hard times, and recollections only to find out that we all came out OK. Our friendship is special..... Thanks Dan!
Judy DeGrazia 1964
Judy, I think that story is so special. This is what it's all about folks. Finding long lost friends. Danny Grimsley BTW, is one of the people that I needed for my Hawthorne Christian Reunion. It DOES just keep getting better and better. Thanks Judy
Name: Robin () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 13:16:10
Message: Sloey...Dont be so hard on your profession. Remember, its just 99% of lawyers that make the rest look bad :o). Sorry Russ but after deep thought this weekend, Ive decided not to change my name. Too much hassle with all the ID stuff and AARP would want another $8 to re register for 99 (That decided it). Ricki was your mother in my archery bowling and golf class? Its the only serious one I took at ECJC...And someone mentioned Mr Baxter. I had lunch with him and his lovely wife Nancy last week. They and their son Garrick are doing great...Looks like you had a busy weekend JB....just gets better and better...later Cougs
Name: John Avery () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 13:05:52
Message: Any HHS baseballers out there? I played for LHS from 1960-1964 and remember playing HHS before we went to the Sky League. You had good teams but we usually won. Great web site!
Hi John, Those were the years that the coach said, "Go easy on Leuzinger. We don't want to run them out of the league." Thanks...
Name: Patti Barry () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 12:14:49
Message: To Sharon and Keith and Greg - it's funny what a small world it is. Ken (hubby and class of '77) has told me funny stories about playing ball on the hhs team (and how hard Greg threw and used to whack the batters, then they couldn't hit him cuz they were scared - hahah). Anyhow - my girls play softball now, and who should be my youngest daughter's first coach but Kristen Jones, sister of Tracey. It was really funny because Tracey's dad used to coach Ken in Little League, and he came and helped out with some of my daughter's practices. You never know when you're going to find a Hawthorne person!
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 11:36:32
Message: Sharon, Did your husband know a surfer with the name Dana Krimbow. He was a friend of mine that surfed with the Wave Trek surf team. He was rated nummber three in the world in the junior division when we were at Dana. You did know that Tracey went on and played with the Cincinati Reds and a bunch of other teams (in the majors) he has a radio show in Cincinnatti now. The last I heard is that his mom and dad still live in the same house. Here is a fact about Greg Staffon. I was his catcher and at HHS he was being so highly scouted by all the baseball teams. He was timed (as a junior) at 96mph. That is as fast and faster than 95% of the big league pitchers throw today. He was awesome.Jus another success story from HHS.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 09:21:09
Message: Hi John,
My sister Patt's Birthday is Oct 14. So she is probably asking that I pay for her to come down for the reunion on the 15th of October. She still thinks I have the money that I had her pay to me to do her dishes when we were small. We would get maybe 75 cents per week for allowance and I would take 50 cents of it to do her chores for one day. She would then have time to go out on a date. I will negotiate with her via e-mail. Maybe we can get her here for the Homecoming.
Chris, Maybe you can get her to paint and roof your house while she's here.
Name: John Baker () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 03:57:19
Message: Could everyone please go to the Non-functioning email list and see if you can help with these email addresses? Maybe you know the sister or brother. Thanks
Name: Patt () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 00:14:54
Message: I will try to make it if my BABY BROTHER PLANS A BIG....Surprise for my birthday!!!
Patt, Make It WHERE??
Name: Mae Schwartz () on Monday, June 7, 1999 at 00:14:14
Message: Does anyone know the whereabouts of Jim VanDeMark? I think he attended HHS late 50's; he was the best man at my wedding and hubby and I would really like to get in touch with him again. I would also like to renew friendships with Linda Stoddard, Donna Beckwith, Joann Wilcoxsin Phillips; we all graduated in '60. Sure would appreciate feedback regarding these people.
Name: Sharon Willis-Quesnel () on Sunday, June 6, 1999 at 22:23:40
Message: To Keith Jones, Yes I lived on the third or first keyhole! I babysat Tracy Jones! And his brother and sister...where are they?, What class did Tracy graduate from. I would love to connect with them and their folks.
I check this site everyday so cougars, give me some feed back! You are right John it is deep breaths...I think I can handle this...My husband says to me ohh are you in cougartown again?
Kisses and alohas from Maui!
PS Anyone remember my husband from Costa 67, his handle was the "Flea" in the surfing world. He was in Surfer Magazine a lot. Surfed for the Bing surf Team, modeled for Katin and Body Glove adds. His triple A surfing status only got him clothes and trophys in those days!
Sharon, You tell your husband that I said you can hangout in Cougartown anytime you want.
Name: Linda Dietrich () on Sunday, June 6, 1999 at 18:14:17
Message: Yes, I see a small spark in the class of 69. Sure glad to see Robert found us. Now Robert can you help us by spreading the word?? I know you were very popular and had many friends. Be sure and check in soon and let us know where you've been all these years. I always thought you'd end up in the movies with your handsome good looks.
Name: Greg staffon () on Sunday, June 6, 1999 at 17:56:54
Message: HI I found your web site from a dear friend Keith Jones, me and keith played on the football and baseball teams. My coach at that time was Neil Minami i believe he is still there, if he is please give him my web site address. I live in burbank ca. and i work at warner Bro's studios. I played 4 years of baseball and got drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1977, i went on to throw 2 no hitters in my career i play for 6 years in the minors, coach Minami was a great help in my young age. I have to go email me back. Yours truley Greg Staffon
Welcome Aboard Greg
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Sunday, June 6, 1999 at 17:02:05
Message: Did you live in the keyhole where Tracy Jones lived (the third one closest to Aviation). Here is a suggestion for a reunion except there isn't much notice. I didn't know it was so close but they are having the Running of the Bulls in Mesquite, Nevada on July 9 thru the 12. As long as I'm in town I'll be there. If I go I will send in some pics of me tackling the bulls (forget about that running crap). I was in Reno once when we ran with cows (that was easy) I don't see any difference between a cow and a bull except that the bull has horns to honk before they run over you. Maybe next year we can get together there and have a mini reunion while we all go have some fun. Afterwards we can all eat some big beefy steaks.
Hi Keith, Yeah, that might be a little too short a notice. Maybe next year. We need at least 2 to 3 months notice for these minis.
Name: el rojo () on Sunday, June 6, 1999 at 08:37:26
Message: JB, THOUGHT I WOULD DROP MY 2 CENTS IN THE JAR AGAIN. I WAS READING A LITTLE FEEDBACK ON THE NAMES THING, I.E. "R. HOOD", "ROYAL LORD", "JACK HAMMER", ETC. DO YOU RECALL WHAT "ROYALS" NICKNAME WAS ON THE HHS FOOTBALL TEAM IN 59/60? WELL TO US GUYS, IT WAS "BABY JESUS". AS TO MY LETTING JUDI ON THIS COMPUTER THING, I THINK YOU HAVE IT ALL WRONG. ITS MORE LIKE, "JAKE HAVE YOU FED THE COWS AND CHIGS AND PICKENS YET"? "IS YOUR YARDWORK DONE"? OK, NOW YOU CAN GO PLAY! I MEAN, HOW ELSE COULD YOU BE MARRIED FOR 38 YRS (THE 17TH) YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? AS FOR YOU R. HOOD. I THINK YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR NAME, TO SOMETHING LIKE "RED WOOD" OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SOMETHING NOT TOO CONSPICUOUS AS TO DRAW ATTENTION TO YOURSELF. YOU'RE DOING A GREAT JOB JB. LATER, EL ROJO.
Russ, It's nice of Judi to let you come up here on the Net and play for a bit.
I think Robin should change his name to Barry Menoton Thillone-Prary
Name: Sharon Willis Quesnel () on Sunday, June 6, 1999 at 03:33:33
Message: Ahh Kieth! Terry mack was with me before he went to Lidsey, ahh that was a painful time for me..oh well...I lived on Judah Ave. remember the 3 "keyholes" in Hollyglen? Behind Dana...My brother Greg graduated in 71. I live upcountry in Maui a town called Hallimaile. Anyone else know of anyone from Hawthorne in Hawaii. I hear there are some of us. I lived on Catalina Island for about 10 years before Maui! Karen Webster! thanks I figured that out while I was trying to sleep last night, but thanks for the Gilbert rememberance. I loved the craft stuff!
Hey where is Cindy Fitzpatrick? Not the one with brothers, the one from Saint Anthony's and I think St. Joe's..anyone know?
How about Debbie Wadman class of 72 and oh there are so many Pat Jackson and Sherry Naylor? Randy Flynn, Sam and Butch, Mike Trotter, Sean Fitzpatrick, Jim and John Laven...Oh I hear Denise, their sis, is on Maui...PAM CLEETON? Phil Chrsitiana, Jeff Bottoms, Big E. Oh Nancy Heart? Does anyone remember my nickname in HS? I am not telling... Little Klink! I was friends with Suzie! We hung out, Becky Padillia, Wig, suzi played guitar.
Where is Toni Lafontaine, Jim Morrison: they moved to Minnesota...More later... Hey John am I hooked or what?
Sharon, I'm afraid you have an acute case of Cougaritis. Take deep breaths and try to use the "Force". Some people NEVER recover.
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Sunday, June 6, 1999 at 00:40:05
Message: John, I wrote a long post a few days ago but I think that it was the day everything got eaten up by your server. Anyway, I have been very busy for the last 2 weeks. My annual art show was last Thursday and it has been very chaotic at school. It is great to have that done and over with for another year. It went very well. The place was packed and SRO in the auditorium.
My mom has been here because she never misses an art show. She donates a one hundred dollar scholarship annually in my dad's name to student. It's a very touching ceremony. Also, she has fallen in love with our puppy Sammy. My mom hates dogs and actually she's afraid of most. She's finally realized how sweet they can be and has even offered to babysit her. She is so impressed that Sammy does what she's told by her and by us. You were right Mike and John, Goldens are the best. Tomorrow, Sunday, I am having dinner with Clayton Williams. If anyone out there has a message, send it in to me and I'll relay it.
Hi Robin and don't you dare change your name. I never would have been in touch with you if you'd done that. My mom even remembered you from El Camino. She was in a class with you. Take care.
Ricki, Earlier, you wrote that Sammy was such a biter. What happened to that disposition, hmmm? Ask Mr Williams to let you sign him up for the Newsletter. We need these teacher contacts. Thanks Ricki
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 23:35:06
Message: Hi John and all,
I know that I for one would like to have a get together after the HHS Homecoming Football Game on Friday October 15, 1999. To all the Cougars out there do you know of somewhere you might like to meet? I would think somewhere where we can sit down and have a bite to eat, talk etc. It can't close too early and it needs to be able to handle about 50 people. What do you think?
Sounds good to me Chris. Maybe we could find a Homecoming game "after game coordinator"......Patty, you out there??
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 22:55:44
Message: Karen Krumbach Clancy,
Were you at Melody and Steve Houghton's wedding reception? Boy was that something else! If you were I would like to hear your version. I was dating Cathy, Steve's sister, so I probably have a different version than you. The last time I knew they were divorced. I haven't heard anything about either of them since the c/o 1967's 20th class reunion. If you hear from Melody ask her if she knows anything about Steve or Cathy, I would like to keep in touch.
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 21:56:00
Message: Robert- Finally! Robert, we need to wake up the class of '69!!!! There aren't many of us speaking up in Cougartown! Hey, Robert, remember graduation ceremony???? I do! Betty
Name: Karen Clancy () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 19:32:23
Message: I'm glad I found you! Just thinking about HHS brings some long-forgotten memories. I would love to find Melody Hamilton-Houghton or Sharon Guild-Jesperson class of 1968.
Name: Betty Freeman () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 19:21:26
Message: Hi John and all HHS Alumni, this site really takes me back! Does anyone out there know the whereabouts of Bob Neale, Class of 64? If so, please e-mail me, email@example.com. Thanks to all of you for this great site!
Name: Jerry Miles () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 19:10:42
Message: Hi back at you Jack and of course I remember you and all the good times we had together. Sometimes, looking back, I'm surprised we survived. But here we are! Give me an E-mail holler if you get a chance and let me know how you have been doing.
Name: Sheree Klingenhagen () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 18:07:55
Message: John, just signed up for the membership what a great thing you are doing! I will be calling my friends who are not on line to see if they would like to get in on the action and I'm sure with everyone else doing the same thing this should really take off! Heather Reoch now Ruggerillo is trying to find Charlotte Lindsey class of '75. She was a flag girl and last heard she was living in Hawaii so if anyone knows where she can be found please let me know. I also am a fellow alumni from Anza, Sepulveda, Peter Burnett, Dana and HHS. Wiseburn School District brat I guess as well as my Brother Tom class of '64 and my Sister Susie class of '71. Our nickname was "Klink" and I was always the lowly "little klink". Thanks for the feed back page it does bring back some really good memories!
Sheree, Yes please pass the word on this. It's fairly easy to find you people with email addresses, but the snail mailers is another thing. Thank you
Name: Jack Hammer () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 16:45:15
Message: OH almost forgot Hi Jerry and thanks for remembering me. After all what kind of a carpenter would I be with a name like Dave or Fred or Jerry or Danny.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 16:37:25
Message: Aloha, Sharon Willis I grew up in Holy Glen on 137st. I remeber Pat Amck as he was my coach and very good friend. His bro Terry was another friend. When I was around Terry he had a girl friend named Lindsay Castle whos sister married Ron Treat. Pat is a great guy whos dad taught wood shop at Dana. I to went to Dana, Peter Burnett, Don Smit and Cabrillo. I see you live on Maui. I was living in Honolulu for the past ten years up until last June. Where did you live I don't recognize your name. Mahalo Nui Loa
Name: Jack Hammer () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 16:27:50
Message: ALL RIIIIGHT ! To the weird little kid who grew up? just down the street(124th)and became the rumaniac. How are Ya?
Name: Denny Unfried () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 15:16:06
Message: Surprised no one has mentioned Skippy's on the Blvd. That's where Coug's on a budget ate. For a Buck you could get 5 burgers (a weeks supply of cholesterol) and get a nickel change. I guess in the time it took to eat them you could plan your heart bypass. Exit Stage Right>>>>>>
They weren't too bad either for the 19cents you had to pay. Dennis, I don't think they had cholesterol in the 50's. Thanks Man
Name: KAREN BEARNS () on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 14:46:30
Maiden: KAREN WEBSTER
Message: HEY SHARON WILLIS, THE STORE NEXT TO HAWTHORNE HIGH WAS THRIFTYMART GROCERY STORE AND THERE WAS ALSO THE FIVE AND DIME STORE GILBERTS. BOY, TO THINK THAT WAS DECADES AGO......
KAREN WEBSTER BEARNS