Message=John, Love your added attraction of "Where are They Now?" for the teachers. Just found out that Mr. Wade lives in my Mom's current residence of Ashland, Oregon! My brother Kevin also lives in Oregon, just further north... Thanks for always keeping the HHS Page updated and interesting!
Kathleen Hamler Purchase
Class of 1968
Message=Does someone remember Lonnie Rasmussen?? I know - or I THOUGHT I knew- that he died AROUND the time of our high school graduation, in 1968. Dan McNeill very kindly tried to look him up in the 1968 El Molino and couldn't find him. I also might be spelling his name wrong. I would love to include him in the "Tributes" section of the HHS Web Page; my memory is just failing me about the exact year of his death and which class he was in. I thought he was in my graduating class- but he might have been a year older. Does anyone remember? Lonnie died in a car crash in the very late sixties and he wasn't very far out of Hawthorne High School...
Message=I'm a big Beach Boys fan, and I know some of you knew Brian, Carl and Dennis as you were growing up. I'm surprised and excited to see this page up! Nice job!
Message=I think it would be really nice on the "Feedback" page to note the date the feedback was submitted.
Note: Cheryl, I know what you mean about the dates. Give me about a month. There are some changes coming to the Homepage. That problem will be solved. Thanks, John B
Message=Garry Nelson!.....If you're out there, just want you to know I've made SEVERAL unsuccessful attempts to contact you by EMail! I'm not on AOL, but tried to send you an EMail anyway....maybe this is the way to connect!??? Looks like the upcoming reunion is going to be really neat...see you there!
Message=I see that Mr. Pete Mannion will be at our reunion! What great news! Another name comes up as a favorite teacher for many of us (although goes back to 5th & 6th grade, at Juan de Anza and Jose Sepulveda schools, is Mr. Hood (can't remember his first name).....what a great inspiration he was to a lot of us....6th grade camp in Wrightwood, the clay sculpture he created of Eddie Lawnmower's face/head, the mixture of personalities all lumped together in that special classroom...for 2 years (5th & 6th grade)--all the laughs & tears we shared in his class! Anyone heard anything about him?
First=Sally (AKA) Sara
Maiden=Rand (AKA) Brown
Message=I am impressed. Great work, keep it up. It is great to see that someone cares.
Message=Just visiting. I graduated from Torrance High. I have been looking for a Robert Baker, Electronics Teacher, Torrance High, 1963/64. He was an amateur radio operator. This looks like a great site. Terry - W6LMJ
Message=Thanks John for putting all these wonderful things about the past and present on the net. Since I'm in Texas, its hard to find out whats happening out there in Cougar World. I'd like to say Hi to all my classmates and hope that they are are doing great. Maybe one day my job will bring me back to Calif, which I dearly miss. The weather and bugs are terrible out here. You get spoiled by the Calif weather. Well take care and talk to you later. Thanks so much
Message=Donna (Smith) Andersen; I remember you from Eucalyptus elementary school and Hawthorne Intermediate. Do you remember Betty Pointer? Bill Graham? Joy Ferguson?......For everyones info my cousin Steve Gilbuena HHS 1959 is in N.C. Chris Montez (ZEKE) still in So Cal. Great Web Site....
Message=I got a phone call from Sharon (Friddle) Stein,a couple of days ago,she had found this website and knew I was looking for old classmates and what a goldmine it is! I have spent the last three evenings just pouring over it. The memories just came flooding back.I moved to rural oregon in 1976 and had lost touch with just about everyone.Does anyone know how to find Andy De Grazia ?(68).
Message= Just found this web page. Just great reliving the "good old days".
Message= i think this is just OUTASIGHT an GROOVY
Message=John, thank-you for alerting me of your website. I have been living in France now for the past 11 years so you can imagine how great it was to go back to Hawthorne in the 60's and 70's. Thanks again, I'll check back often. I live at www.prarion.com
Message=Thanks for this great webpage. I have lost my yearbooks & contact w/all my classmates, but look fwd to being at the reunion. Does anyone remember class of 57, Barbara Stafford - Charlotte Wade (Pierce) - the Carpenter sisters, Carolyn, Marilyn & Sharilyn - Roberta Bowker - Bob Cera, etc? I certainly remember Hal Chauncy, altho I wasn't into football! I played in the band; some teachers I remember are Mrs. Bachman (gym), Mrs Corliss. My cousin, Judy Hanson (Owens) graduated in the 1st grad class of HHS - 53 - & has been active in most of the reunions, altho she doesn't have an e-mail address yet. I have moved to No. CA, TX, NJ, NY, Ohio & England since high school & now live in San Marcos (San Diego Co.) I lived on 129th St in Hawthorne where my great grandfather built 3 houses on the top of the hill (long gone). I remember when Food Giant was Roth's Mkt. (& sugar, butter & nylons being rationed). I went to Washington Elem. I'm enjoying all the interesting feedback; keep in touch.
Message=Enjoyed your web page! Reminded me of the good old days cruising Hawthorne Blvd in my 65 Chevelle Malibu. I really miss the taste of A&W Rootbeer. I went to Leuzinger.
Message=John, Amazing how memories fade after 25 years. Yes, it was the "Cockatoo Inn". However I don't feel too bad since you initially forgot too. We are partly right as the name changed to Lococo's sometime in the mid to late 70's.
Note: Alan, Yes I did forget that Lococo's was the Cockatoo. I heard from a few people telling me of my mistake. I grew up in that corner of Hawthorne. I shouldn't forget the Cockatoo. Actually, "Lococo's" was a place on PCH in the 70's. My graduating class had our 10 year reunion at Lococo's. I think it was Andy Lococo's brother's place.
The establishment in question (re: microphones) was certainly Lococo's. Incidently, John Lococo, '72 (son of the owner) went to HHS, and Pat Lococo '73 (nephew) grew up in Hawthorne. He went to Eucalyptus, but I don't recall him being at HHS, or in any of the annuals.
Message=Hi, Bill Banks sent your webpage to me. Great job. I graduated in '56 from IHS with Bill, and was born and raised in Inglewood, so got a kick out of reading your page. Yes, I do remember all the items you mentioned, especially "Sallys" - Wich Stand and of course the Clock drive-in. Good job. Gonna bookmark your page.
Carol "Garver" Cruger
Yours is a great site.
IHS Class of 56
Great site and did it bring back memories. My Dad, Mom, one Brother and myself all graduated from IHS. Brother Dick in 62 and I in 59. Now, what was the name of that fancy place on the south east corner of Hawthorne and Imperial, that got busted for the microphones at all the tables??
Note: Rod, I think you're thinking of Andy Lococo's place...."The Cockatoo"
Hope somebody knows this answer...
Does anybody remember the dark-haired, cute guy, maybe in his late twenties or early thirties, who used to be on tv advertising for "Aames Home Loan" in the sixties? His first name was "Fred" and I can't remember his last name. But he got so much notoriety in those tv commercials that you started seeing him being interviewed on tv, in bit parts in major motion pictures, and finally he got the lead in a motion picture that kind of flopped. I heard that he died.
Does anybody know? Thanks...
Kathleen ("Kathy") Hamler Purchase Email: LPurch6636@aol.com Class of 1968
Message=Anyone know where Georgia Cook is?
Message=John, I'd like nothing more than to be down there for the reunion June 13th. Thank you VERY much for the invite. Stand in front of the mic and cop to the dasterdly deed? In a heartbeat! I'll see what I can do with my schedule, but at the moment it doesn't look encouraging..
Still, I'll see if my dad has any of those old dance steps written down somewhere, just in case ;-p
Message=Look forward to being in touch with old classmates!
Message=Hi, I'll have to get back to this page when I have more browsing time. It looks like there's a lot of good stuff. Thanks for putting this together. Cheryl
Message=i'll be at the reunion in June and hope to see every one there. This is a great web site..I would love to hear from old friends....see you soon!!
Thanks for the update on the upcoming reunion confirmations (teachers)....Has there been any word as to whether either Mr. Clayton Williams or Mr. Repashy or Mr. Kirkpatrick are planning to attend? They've been long remembered as my favorites at HHS....great teachers/counselors/people....it would be so good to see them again! Has anyone heard anything about them?
Note: I haven't heard anything other than what's been posted on the Reunions Page. As I receive more information, I'll be happy to post it somewhere. In the meantime, just stay tuned.
Message=Hello to all.
Melody Music's misfortune was being at the bottom of "Food Giant Hill", directly across Hawthorne Blvd. It was a favorite place to skateboard down (metal skate or pressed wood wheels on a 1X6) just to see if you could survive, as well as roll tires, and one such tire got away, hit the parking median in the middle of the Blvd and launched through the plate glass window at Melody. I don't recall the perpetrators, but I was up there when it happened, and I couldn't go by or in Melody Music for years without the guilty fear that "THEY KNEW". And since I was in the band, I had to go in [shudder] fairly often. :)
Message=John, thanks muchly for the address and the picture! I'll be dropping a note (and a dinner certificate for two) to "da coach".
Janet, the biggest disappointment leaving High School was knowing I wouldn't play water-polo again - we had a heck of a team, and it was definitely "Lou's Crew".
Gary, got the Email, thanks! And thanks for the lead on Fred, I'll chase that down. BTW, if all you got was push-ups, you lucked! I got the perforated paddle later! (Imagine what would happen today if that puppy was brought out!)
See ya'll in the Saloon (mea culpa, I had a brain lock.. it wasn't "Don's Place" over on Hawthorne Blvd, it was "Sam's").
Note: Dan, No problem on the address and the pic.
Glad to do it but instead of writing him a letter, why don't you come to the First Decade Reunion on June 13th. I know that graduating in 71, you'll have to get "Stroll" and "Twist" lessons first, but Coach Jones is signed up and will be there waiting for you to cop to the Vdub incident in person. I know I can get you on stage in front of the mic.....Whattayasay? Are you up for another challenge? Let's hear it for Dan folks.
Message=Coach Jones was at the class of 62's 30 year reunion, I think that's where the picture came from. My ex-husband, Fred Burkett class of '61, had played water polo for him. We had a great conversation about the fact that our daughter had played co-ed varsity water polo at El Toro High and gotten a scholarship to Davis, partially because of that accomplishment. She now teaches high school in Mariposa, Ca. and coaches swimming. Seems Coach Jones has had a real effect on "generations"!
John,.....Yes, I am going to the reunion! See ya there!
Message=well dan you opened the can of worms, now i have to confess i was in on the vw sideways stunt too. boy did i get tired of doing pushups. but i think coach jones knew who did it!!
mr. morgan is the minister at robert f kennedy hospital in hawthorne. at least he was a year ago. i believe he is still.
Message=Hangin out in senior square. We thought we were so cool. Having discussions on just about everything in the world. Going to the A & W Rootbeer. Cold frosty glasses of rootbeer.
Message=OK all you aquaheads.. where's Coach Jones?
Last I heard from him was in '72 or '73, said he was likely retiring soon. The man was responsible for much of what's good about me (I take the blame for what ain't), and I'd sure like to find out what road he went down when he left HHS for the last time.
If anyone knows his whereabouts, tell him I finally confess - it was I who got the idea of stuffing his VW between the wall and the roof-support in the NW corner of the gym. (I just knew it would fit - and it did! With almost 2 inches to spare!). I won't reveal the names of the other Swimmers who helped me carry the bug over and put it in place - they'll have to own up to that on their own.
I owe him a dinner, since he missed his that night, taking 2 hours to inch the car out of there after we whupped Inglewood in the semi's.
Actually I owe him a heck of a lot more than a dinner, I just hope it's not too late to pay him back.
So, if anyone knows about Lou, let me know, ya know..
Ditto with the larger-than-life Dr. Fredrick T. Morgan, and Mr. Atkins, both of whom also gave me more than I could ever return, knowledge and appreciation I still use today. I haven't seen either of them listed here on the site either - anyone got a lead on these folks too?
Note: Dan, You tell him. :o)
6924 Willowtree Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274
Message=If John so pleases, I'll extend an invite to my little virtual hole-in-the-wall to all ya'll. Since Don's Place is gone now, feel free to drop in at The Full Moon Saloon
Message=Trying to locate Chet Gagnon('63) and Curtis Snyder('64). Please e-mail me if you have any info.
Message=I am truly astounded that each time I check this page or review the e-mail list, a flood of memories come back from my younger days, and new entries and old friends find the site. I must admit that I do have to check the El Molino to match up names to faces, and go "Oh, Yeah! He (or She) was the one who........." Thanks again for the fountain of youth, John. Anyone remember cruising Hermosa Ave. or hanging out the Green Store on 22nd?
Message=Hello! I just spoke to Marla Manriquez(O'Hara), class of 79. She would love to hear from anyone who remembers her. She doesn't have email, but her address is 29711 Canwood St. Agoura Hills, CA 91301; ph(818)991-6741. Also, does anyone know the whereabouts of Ellen Bulder, class of 79? Let me know at email@example.com Thanks!
It has been a long time !!!! You started a great web site. Give me a call at work. 213/664-1111 ext. 33 Anybody from the class of '64 or any class in that era that know me, give me a call.
I went to the plaza theater for many years and when i went there you could go to the show for 15 cent and my mon would give me 25 cents. With 25 cents i could get pop corn and a drink. I also worked there when i was in high school at Leuzinger.
Dick Walker Class of 50