Got me runnin'
Got me hidin'
Got me run, hide, hide, run
Any way you wanna let it roll
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Jimmy Reed
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 23:02:33
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Mike, Did it occur to you, for even a second, that you may be insulting dozens, if not hundreds of good people who visit this site daily? People who live in the communities you call a cesspool, who help support this website? I know you know what a cesspool is, if your father, like mine, was in the plumbing business. An insult it was and I'm quite certain you didn't care. You know why I know that? Because dim-witted bigots never care who they insult. Remember, just because you're white...doesn't make you right. You owe alot of people here an apology, including myself. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. John, if you think I should ignore this then don't post it...I'll understand.
I gotta say I was offended, and I came from where he came from.
Name: Billy Jean (Owen) () on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 19:39:57
City and State: Olympia, Washington
Message: Hey, who is going to the reunion? I haven't seen many of you for 30 years!
Name: Mike () on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 18:57:56
City and State: Mesa, Az
Message: Found this site doing a google search for something else. I grew up in Gardena and lived in Hawthorne for several years. Dad worked for years at Progressive Plumbing on 130th and Inglewood. I drive thru Hawthorne sometimes during my runs to the LA area and it's heartbreaking. It's not that the old landmarks are gone, it's that the whole city has turned into a cesspool. Gardena, North Redondo, and Lawndale are not much better. I wonder why it is that good people run away from their city when scumbags move in, instead of the other way around. A shame. I can't think of a better place in the world to grow up than South Bay, Gardena, Hawthorne. Now it looks like a third world country. How sad.
Name: Jim Villanueva () on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 18:17:03
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: I just have to share this story with you. I have been in the radio business for nearly 20 years (including 8 years total here at 95.5 KLOS, 3 of those as the Music Director). Currently, I own and distribute my own nationally syndicated radio program called Current Classics: check out the site for complete info on what the show is about: http://www.currentclassics.com/.
In addition, I freelance for lots of local and national radio networks covering various music events: everything from concerts, press conferences and the Grammy's etc to...well this great 6-degrees story. The old saying is NOT true...you can go home...a few hours ago I got a call from another national radio network out of New York: they hired me to cover next Friday's ceremony honoring the original home of the Beach Boys in Hawthorne, CA as a national landmark. When I told them I actually graduated from HHS they flipped! How crazy is that...Small world, indeed!
Great story Jim, we'll see you there.
Name: Kathy () on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 17:47:28
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Can you believe it??? My brother is such a faithful Coug! On vacation in paradise and still goes to "Cougar Town"..Guess that's what retirement does to you....
Name: Rosa () on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 14:41:16
City and State: Sacramento CA.
Message: Hi John,
Thank you, this is great! Would you soon have the yearbooks on line?
Hi Rosa, I don't have many yearbooks. Lots of Senior pics were scanned by others and emailed to me. So Yearbooks online is probably going to be down the line.
Name: Don D. () on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 14:40:30
City and State: South Bay
Message: Yeah! The LA Air Station is not on the base closure list.
Name: Enza Nicocia () on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 00:17:16
City and State: San Pedro Hill, Ca
Message: Elizabeth, I have gone over and checked out your blog, and I've come to the conclusion we have both dated the same type of men...lol! :) Keep up your daily posts as you really do have the knack for writing and telling stories~ your true personality really comes through.
Name: Jim Villanueva () on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 20:07:06
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: "Hello, is there anybody out there? Just nod if you can hear me... Is there anyone at home?" Name that tune!? Cougars...does anyone know where Mike Bustios (Class of '76) is? I'm looking to get back in touch with an old...sorry, long lost friend! Peace!
Hey Jim, I think Mike is on the Alumni list. Thanks for checking in.
Name: Jerry Cox () on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 19:39:31
City and State: pearblossom CA.
Maiden: cant remember
Message: cool web! I was born in hawthorne (1956).
Left in (1975) wish I was still there!
Hey Jerry, glad you found us, and stay tuned.
Name: Susan King () on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 19:38:56
City and State: Thousand Oaks,CA
Message: Yes Dizzy, we DID miss you at Pinks! And Dan Johnson's little one's were in need of someone their size for play so baby Michael was missed as well. Baker man has the pix from that night so I know he'll put them up (sorry I was tardy getting them in) and I too had a great time meeting a number of new Cougars and seeing some "old" friends. We missed Harry Plotkin for his birthday but celebrated just the same and the Heavenly Chocolate Cake was, well, heavenly - thanks Mom! I think a few people lurked - step up and introduce yourselves next time! I will miss the Beach Boys dedication (rats) so be sure to get and post pix of our bricks John. What was the final inscription anyway? Tell Brian the Biermans say hello.
I will do that. Sorry I haven't kept up with the Feedback today, but I have an OLD Cougar who just came down from Downieville, CA to stay for a week or so; Gordon Bell, class of 62....actually the GREATEST HHS CLASS. Sue, I will get the Pinks pics up soon and also the 54-56 reunion pics. GOD I need help.
Name: Paco () on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 18:07:25
City and State: Mex
Message: I wish I was 23 years old again
...Zippers in the am and then golf...Somebody's gota do it!!!
Hey Man, if I was deep in the heart of vacation, I'd do something besides BRAG on Ctown
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 15:58:16
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Sometimes when I think to add to this page I have to stop myself. I often get too wordy and more often have things to say that don't have much to do with Hawthorne in the sixties. So, I started a blog. http://beachcitychick.blogspot.com/
Now you guys don't have to put up with the non-essential, bandwidth gobbling drivel. For those interested in my rantings...feel free to drop in.
About the Pinks night. I ended up with a virus. I gave in to baby Michael, who gave it to my daughter, who gave it to her husband and now mom has it too. Sorry I missed it but be glad I didn't come and hug you. I hope someone will take lots of pictures next week for the Wilson House dedication because I have to work and make up for lost time. I hope someone from the class of 1969 makes it there in honor of The Beach Boys playing at our prom. It was very generous of them but then they are, "True To Their School"
Name: Mary Smith () on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 12:50:26
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Hi - I went to Lawndale High with David Kroner, C/O 82. He added his name and email addresses to the alumni list, but I tried sending emails and neither one of them worked. I would really appreciate it if you could you verify his email addresses that are on the alumni list...we are old friends...and I would love to get in touch with him again. Thank you!
Hi Mary, Sorry I can't verify the email addresses on the Alumni List. People just forget to change them. Cougartown supplies the vehicle to stay in contact but it's up to all individuals to keep their email addresses current. If anyone needs to change their email address, go to the Alumni List and in the upper left hand corner, click on "change your email address". It's that simple.
Name: Donna () on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 23:19:28
City and State: Friendswood,TX
Message: Hope everyone is doing great and wishing I was there on May 20th for the dedication.
Hi Donna, Ctown will be well represented, I'm sure.
Name: Donetta Johnson () on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 14:08:53
City and State: Gresham, OR
Message: I have tried several times to get on the list for contacts, but not by email. I believe the fortieth reunion would be this year and I would like to attend. Please put me on the newletter. I was just thrilled to find this link.
Donetta Young Johnson, Class of '65
Hi Donetta, There is no newsletter sent by Cougartown. Go to the Reunions Page and click on "Class of 65" at the top of the page. It will tell what's what with your reunion. If you want to be contacted, email your Reunion Committee Member and thanks for letting us know you're out there.
Name: Dennis Campbell () on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 21:43:42
City and State: MV CA
Message: Aloha John, Eileen and I went by Gold?s Gym today here in Kona and had a quick workout Eileen the rowing machine me the treadmill?we asked about Keith Jones and was told he was out of the building or some such thing headed for Hollywood something about the movies? We will keep looking?the local rumor has it he could be in Waikoloa Hilton working with the Dolphin? Mahalo Nui Loa?
Hey Dennis and Eileen, keep looking as I have others trying to find Keith, as we speak. Hope you two are having a great time, and keep us posted on Keith and Doug Geller.
Name: Jim Gibson () on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 19:38:05
City and State: Redding, CA
Message: It case it hasn't been posted here yet, it has been confirmed that HHS's own BRIAN WILSON will attend & perform @ the Beach Boys landmark dedication, May 20, @ 1PM, @ 119th St & Kornblum. Other guests to include Al Jardine & David Marks...& rumor has it THE GOVERNATOR may also attend, along w/ additional political & musical luminaries. Hey, John...you gonna be there? This should be THE EVENT of the year! Fans are coming from as far away as Great Britain & Australia. Hope to see some Cougartowners there! - Gibby
I knew someone would let the cat out of the bag. Thanks Jim and yes, I'll be there. See you there.
Name: Anita () on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 13:01:48
City and State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Just received my Cougartown tee about 3 weeks ago. I ordered the smallest size I could which is a medium. The printing and the logo is great by the way, but this is definitely a "man's" shirt and does little to compliment the female form.
Any possibility of getting the t-shirts made for women with say maybe a scoopneck and cap sleeves? Something that wouldn't quite look like a night-shirt on us? Just a suggestion.....
Hi Anita, Thanks for the suggestion. The problem is, you get into different styles in all the sizes. People want sweatshirts, scoopnecks, v-necks, polos, long sleeves, etc. Ordering the different styles in all the sizes becomes a problem (different setups for different styles). How many of what style do we need to order. Then inventory becomes a problem (where to store them).
The Cougartown Tshirt is a way of saying I'm a Cougar. It's a Tshirt, and I agree it's not a fashion statement for women.
Name: Bud Rhoades () on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 11:46:29
City and State: Belmontshore
Message: Checks for the golf tournament should be made out to Wade Greasby and sent to:
C/O Fullmer Contract
400 N.Tustin Ave suite 400
Santa Ana Ca. 92705
Thanks again, Bud
Name: Jim Pasternak () on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 09:45:59
City and State: Ladera Ranch, CA
Message: If anyone has contact with Kathy Thomas '67 (Weiner) would you please ask her to contact me? I am seeking her permission to mention her brother, Tim, in my book, "Flying Embers" which is nearing completion.
I have tried several times to email her and have not made contact.
As a courtesy, I'd like to run it by her. Thank you! Jim email@example.com
Name: Baxter Dodd () on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 03:50:51
City and State: Riverside, CA
Message: After reading the comments about HHS not being listed with the 100 best high schools, I was going to make a crack about ?Recent Grad? but I don?t want to get that started again. Then after reading & scanning thru the ?NEWSWEEK?s Best American High Schools? article, all I can say is that the two contributing editors created the most bazaar criteria and process I have ever heard of -- even to the point of manufacturing data where none existed -- to base their ranking of participating schools. They seem to be lost in academia with no connection with the real world, but then I have found that many ?journalists? are just one step away from ?would you like fries with that order?? In other words, I am glad that HHS is not on that list or I would really worry. ? Baxter
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 19:09:16
City and State: Thousand Oaks
Message: I remember Sean Carroll very well! Since the class of 76 is gearing up for our 30th reunion next summer may I request all of you that run into 76ers, on the beach, jungle, or mountaintop, to please have them contact me via email, so we can send them details on our reunion. Thanks for being our Ambassadors!
Well at least you know Sean's in a bar in Hawaii. If he's like me, he'll be there for awhile.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 18:05:40
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Max, it's OK some silly list didn't list HHS as #1. It was when I was there.
Yes, and me too....
Name: Bud Rhoades () on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 16:12:39
City and State: Belmontshore
Message: I have a special request for all golfers that plan on playing in the tournament. We have had many of you confirm and we still have not recieved your entry fees. We have paid the entire cost up front and really need to get all you guys to pay your fees asap. Please make the checks payable to Wade Greasby as he has fronted a large sum of his own money to cover some of you who haven't sent your fees in yet. If you have any questions please call or e-mail me.
Thanks Bud, I'm sure people haven't sent their money because they don't have an address. Please post where to send the money.
Name: Max Roelen () on Monday, May 9, 2005 at 12:43:02
City and State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: Just looked over the top 1000 high schools in the nation. Sorry to say, HHS didn't make the list. Yep, yep, yep........better luck next time. Have a great Cougar day!
Name: Gary Bickers () on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 22:24:29
City and State: pve cal
Message: Cougar sighting. Working on 4th week in Hawaii and starting beer at 10:30am can cause you to forget about home. However
started a conversation with surfer next to me and turns out it's Shaun Carroll of class of 1976. Think some of you mid 70's folks might remember him.
Good one Gary, Thank God for beer.... and thanks for that one....
Name: linda huthmaker () on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 20:29:53
City and State: torrance, california
Message: Like you, Jeanne, I've lost my Mom, but just 2 years ago, next month, at the grand old age of 98-nearly 99! I love and miss her, especially today. But, I was blessed to have her for as long as I did. She and Dad are reunited in Heaven.
Name: Jean MacErnie () on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 18:19:23
City and State: Albq NM
Message: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL COUGAR MAMAS....JUST CAME HOME FROM HAVING A NICE ITALIAN DINNER WITH MY OLDEST SON, NEIL.....MY MOM PASSED AWAY IN 1977 AT A YOUNG 53. I STILL THINK OF HER AND HAVE MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES...WE WERE VERY CLOSE. SHE WOULD WALK ME HOME FROM SCHOOL IN THE KINDERGARTEN.WE WOULD HOLD HANDS AND SKIP HOME, SINGING WE ARE PALS, GREAT OLD PALS, WE ARE PALS, WE ARE PALS, WE ARE GREAT OLD PALS! SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST CHILD OF THE ORIGINAL HAHLBECKS BORN ON JULY 27, 1924 IN NEBRASKA. SHE TOOK US TO ALL THE FOOTBALL GAMES IN HIGH SCHOOL...NO MATTER HOW FAR...TO CONCERTS, BEACHES, THE PLAZA THEATRE, TO SEE ELVIS MOVIES WHEN MY DAD WENT FISHING.TO VISIT AUNTS AND UNCLES A LOT, TO GO OUT AND EAT CHINESE FOOD TOGETHER. SHE LOVED ELVIS, KFWB, AND WANTED TO BE A RACE CAR DRIVER AT ONE TIME...SHE VOTED FOR MY DAD FOR PRESIDENT IN 1960 AS A WRITE IN...SHE WAS FAITHFUL AS A FAIRY GOD MOTHER, EASTER BUNNY AND SANTA CLAUS...SHE LOVED THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AND USC TROJANS FOOTBALL TEAMS. SHE WAS ADDICTED TO ANITAS AND HARTFIELDS CLOTHING STORES. SHE WORKED AT DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT AFTER THE WAR AND WENT ON TO OTHER PLACES LIKE BEACONS, SCHICK RAZOR, AND FINALLY PARKER SEAL CO IN CULVER CITY. SHE LOVED TO WEAR MOSTLY BLACK CLOTHING AND HAD SO MANY PAIRS OF SHOES.... SHE BOWLED IN MANY LEAGUES (DEL MAR LANES AND KING PIN TO NAME A FEW). SHE LIVED ONLY TO SEE 2 OF HER GRAND CHILDREN, NEIL AND ERIC...LATER CAME AMANDA AND CHRIS. AMANDA WAS NAMED AFTER MY GRANDMOTHER AMANDA HAHLBECK. AMANDA LOOKS A LOT LIKE MY MOM AND HAS SIMILIAR PERSONALITIES. I MISS MY MOM DEARLY AND WANTED TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT OF HER WITH EVERYONE....
Name: Terry () on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 17:04:34
City and State: Rancho Cucamonga
Message: Rick, E-mail me. Trullinger1@aol.com
I miss everyone. Terry
Name: James Armour () on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 14:37:58
City and State: Pismo Beach, CA
Message: Since it is Mothers Day, I thought I would share some little known facts about the Hawthorne/LA area that some of our Mothers might remember way back when.
Remember Ozzie & Harriet and Ricky Nelson? Well, in their old TV sitcom, the Nelsons lived at the fictitious address of the 822 Sycamore Road. But in reality, you can find that house from "THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE & HARRIET SHOW" at 1822 Camino Palmero Drive, in Hollywood. It was the Nelson's family's actual home. That short, hilly street is located above Hollywood Boulevard, half a mile east of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Also, did you know that Knott's Berry Farm (at 8039 Beach Blvd. in Buena Park), is the nation's oldest theme park? The famous final airport runway scene in the 1942 classic "CASABLANCA" (where Humphrey Bogart says goodbye to Ingrid Bergman) was actually shot on the east side of the Van Nuys Airport. The dilapidated hangar is no longer part of the nearby airport (it's used for storage), and the old runway used in the movie is now a narrow alley called Waterman Drive. You'll find the exact spot near Hanger 6 on the south side of Waterman Drive, just west of Woodley Avenue.
(Some books mistakenly identify the location as the Burbank Airport, since the existing control tower there closely resembles the old Art Deco "radio tower" at Van Nuys Airport - which was torn down in the 1960's). Well, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all you hardworking, ever caring, would'nt be alive without you Moms.
Name: Karen () on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 09:33:54
City and State: LVNV
Message: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY all you beautiful moms in Cougarland. Hope you have a great day and are able to visit with your children today. If not, just remember that they love you.
Happy Mothers Day Mom. Thanks for changing my diapers when I was a tad and a few hundred dozen other things in my life, since then. I love you...
Name: Baxter Dodd () on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 00:59:10
City and State: Riverside, CA
Message: A question on a previous post: " Was Iron Eyes Cody Nevada Smith?" .... No, William Boyd (of Hopalong Cassidy fame) was Nevada Smith. .... Baxter
Now see, I thought Steve McQueen was Nevada Smith....