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Name: Elizabeth A Aleccia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 29, 2005, 6:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: Raymond graduated in 1965. He became a fireman, of course. He had the prerequisite good looks. In fact, I think he may have been on a calender. As for the 'easy' comment, John....we all know it's true. I managed to keep my legs together but the kissing part was just too good to pass up. My first kiss was by Tom Engle in the sixth grade behind a fourth grade classroom at Ramona. We had an after school dare. I was scared to death but wasn't about to back down with my girlfriends there. Sharon Volland had to kiss Todd Wadman and Christy Higgins had to kiss somebody...I don't remember who it was. It was the talk of the sixth grade playground for a week. Poor Tom felt obligated to give me his Saint Christopher, I guess to make an honest girl of me. Whatever.
Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 29, 2005, 6:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: I have to agree that the new design in type-style and format are much easier to read with these old tired eyes of mine! Thanx JB, you done good!! Happy New or Nude Year to ya'all. Here's hoping 2006 will be the best year ever!! Cheers and lots of love to all my fellow Cougars.
Name: Elizabeth A Aleccia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 29, 2005, 5:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: Okay, I can't take it no more. This is just too boring so I'm going to tell you a story of a sexual nature. Nothing explicit so as not to offend the easily offendable but with just enough titillation (is that a word?) to provide a grin or two.
This is a story of a very handsome boy from Hawthorne High who happened to live next door to me. He was much older than I and had capivated the attention of every girl on the street, if not in the entire town. He surfed, played football and he stood tall. He had black hair and dark skin. We called him Raymond and I'll leave off his last name to protect his identity, but anyone, female, that is, who attended HHS in the mid-sixties will know of whom I speak. It was the summer before my freshman year at Hawthorne and Raymond had just come home from a day of surfing. He went into his house for a shower and when he came out I happened to be walking out the back door of our house. I could see into his hallway where he stood with nothing but a towel wrapped around his waste. A few minutes later I went over to give his mom something we had borrowed earlier and Raymond invited me in. His mom wasn't home...thank God! I don't remember how it happened but I ended up getting kissed by him...I mean really kissed. Kissed alot. It was innocent for the first few minutes but then something happened. I know now what that something was.....He came to his senses. I was barely 14 and he was 17. He got up very fast and told me to go home. I floated across the driveway and dreamt of those kisses for the rest of the summer....and then some. I'm a sucker for a good kisser. He was a good boy, that Raymond G. DZ
Name: Lisa ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 29, 2005, 4:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ramona, CA
Message: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO COUGARTOWN. GO USC........LOVE, LISA
Name: Al Murphy ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 29, 2005, 4:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Helena Montana
Message: I wish you and all the Cougartowners a very Happy New Year. I really enjoy the site and read it almost every day. Have a good one. Al Murphy
Name: Daryl Lundquist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 29, 2005, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Colorado Springs, CO
Message: Hello JB: New format on the website looks GREAT!!! Happy New Year to you and all Cougs! How many times did you go to a New Year's eve party with the intention of partying all night, staying up til dawn and then going to the Rose Parade? Well, I started out to a few like that but never did make the Parade (for obvious reasons I'm afraid). All the best in 2006. Daryl
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 29, 2005, 3:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Havasu Lake, CA
Message: We're here John never fear:-) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Name: Steve Temoshek ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 29, 2005, 2:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lag Hills,Ca
Message: Thanks for changing the text and backround,its a lot easier
to read now.Happy nude year everyone!!
Name: Elizabeth A Aleccia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 29, 2005, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: I hear ya, John. Where'd everybody go? I have a correction on my last post. Vicky graduated in '64.
I had a great Christmas celebration. I made sure Michael heard the story of Christmas and not just the story of Santa. We sang carols and prayed together. I told him about Christmas being a time to give love to each other the way God loves us all. He's only two and a half but he listened very seriously. He says prayers every night and blesses each and every person in his family, neighborhood and classes and every dog and critter living in his yard or on his DVD's. "Madagascar" is the lastest favorite.
When the Beach Boys Christmas song came through the speakers at the grocery store, I stopped the cart and had him give it a good listen. I told him who was singing and where they came from. It's amazing how he listens to everything I say. I think I'll get him a Beach Boys CD for Valentine's Day. Get that boy started out right. So, what's the plan for New Year's Eve, John? Going with tradition or are you going to try someone new? DZ
Name: Dawn Moffett () on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 23:34:40
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca.
Message: I was just checking in and read of the passing of Nurse Fox. I wish the Fox family peace and many wonderful memories. I lost my mom on Sept. 2nd of this year so I know how you feel. Mrs. Fox was such great lady! I remember as a freshman that I could always go to her office when the restrooms were too gross to go into. I always felt she understood and liked being a safe haven for us students. Remember the good times as they will help you through the next few months.
Name: Kathy McKenna () on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 14:10:29
City and State: Hawthorne CA
Message: Hey JABONE I see you are looking for me
Name: Elizabeth A Aleccia () on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 10:09:07
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Ooops! I should have warned you about the music...before you go to that site, turn down the volume on your speakers. It's awful music.
Since I'm here I thought I'd ask for all you Cougars in this here Cougar family for some healing prayers, meditations or chants for my sister, Vicky. She graduated from Hawthorne High in 1965. She's been a teacher and administrator for the Torrance School District for 25 or more years. She's recovering from surgery but we got some bad news last week. She has cancer. 2006 is going to be all about chemo and radiation. She'll lose her hair but she won't lose the fight. Keep her in your thoughts and see her well, please. Thanks, Dizzy Lizzy, your fat and sassy Goddess.
I'm sure we can muster some prayers for Vicky, Liz. Thanks for letting us know.
Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 09:57:07
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: While I was in Phoenix, for Christmas vacation, I heard that Redondo, Manhattan and Hermosa had 20ft waves hitting the shore. Here's a video site that shows it all, in case anyone is interested.
Click on LA XXL. It might bring back some memories for you old Southern California beach goers. DZ
Name: Jim Fox () on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 23:55:03
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: John et al... Reference Mary Fox's memorial service: Charlie and I have arranged a celebration of life service for Mom on Saturday, January 7th at 11:00 AM at Calvary Presbyterian Church; 13560 Hawthorne Boulevard in Hawthorne (N.E. corner of the boulevard and 136th Street). At this time I also want to publicly thank all of you who added FEEDBACK comments and sent email messages of condolence to Charlie and me. It warms our hearts to know how much Mom touched so many lives, and it's this type of expression that will get our family through the loss. God bless you all.
Name: Delora () on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 17:10:56
City and State: lawndale ca
Message: Thanks for a great site. I found some friends I have lost contact with
Glad you found us, Delora...
Name: Karen () on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 14:25:13
City and State: Vista, CA
Message: JB, It looks like you saved Christmas! I'm sure next year you're going to be at the top of Santa's list for the best goodies he can conjure up. What a guy you are!!
Have a Happy New Year to you and all of Cougartown. I hope the year will make everyone happy, healthy and prosperous.
Anything for Ol' Santa...
Name: Cheri Longanecker () on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 11:15:50
City and State: Gig Harbor, WA
Message: Jim Fox - I am sorry to have read of the passing of your mother. She healed many a sore throat, bumps and bruises caused by over exertion due to performing at various events back in the olden days. She was always there for us no matter what our needs were. She was always smiling. Probably because she could see right through those excuses! She had a big heart and was a very nice person. May she rest in peace.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, December 26, 2005 at 14:10:07
City and State: Kona, HI
Message: Sherri and Loretta Hose were friends of mine. Kathy Fraser was what I considered my first "official" girlfriend. I know Kathy's dad worked for the water department. I think Debbie comes on here. I wonder what they all are doing to.
Name: David Neuschafer () on Monday, December 26, 2005 at 11:55:53
City and State: Vista, Calif.
Message: Hey John, Did you have the Woody down in Redondo Beach on Christmas Eve? I found this in our local Paper...
Redondo Beach...News Flash!!! A mysterious, older and white haired, long time surfer may have saved Christmas for Kids everywhere, the report says. Late last night, Santa's sleigh, which was being pulled by 8 tiny reindeer, including one whose nose was said to be glowing and blipping, became stuck in the wet sand on the strand near the City of Redondo Beach. An eye-witness told us the sleigh's ski-like landing gear sunk deeply into the sand after a week of high, 15 foot surf in the area. The team of reindeer couldn't pull the sleigh free and a very worried Santa began to pace back and forth, finally unloading all the packages to lessen the load. For a while it looked like Christmas would have to be put on hold.
The wonders of Christmas, however and the help of an older, white haired, mysterious stranger, who some say is a long time surfer from the City of Hawthorne, suddenly appeared to save the day. After pulling his 1940's style."Woody-beach wagon" complete with surf boards strapped to the roof, along side and tied a rope to the sleigh. With the help of the extra "horsepower" the reindeer pulled themselves and the sleigh free. The white haired surfer disappeared in his old "Woody" before the Police could get his name for their report. Witnesses said they heard Santa yell out as the sleigh took to the air..."Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
John, this sure sounds like it was you! Let us know, okay? We won't tell the Police that you were driving on the sand!!! David
Yep Dave, you got me, but the Woody is a '39.
Name: Dick Dixon () on Monday, December 26, 2005 at 10:41:29
City and State: La Verne, CA
Message: Only 364 shopping days till Christmas 2006. To share daily with other HHS'ers is a goal of mine as I muddle through another year ... happy and healthy, the gift of life. Remember the memories and those who have been such a part of our lives. I for one remember one great woman, besides my mom, that being HHS Nurse Mary Fox. Great lady, great friend, and the nurse to many in need or just a caring voice to those who were afraid to ask their mom/dad about the "facts". To Rich Sloan, hope to see you at the races, as always, to Ernie, Paul, Lynn, and my other buds, remember I'm not getting any older. And to you John Baker, keep my dad's work bench for a while longer. Maybe we could work out a deal. But by all means, thanks for who you are and what you do for thousands of HHS'ers.
For those interested in motorsports ... go to www.cbpa.csusb.edu/motorsports and see what Cal State San Bernardino has going. In the meantime, happy rodding and remember Santa and Bob's Big Boy have something in common, everything they put out is good. Cheers to all.
Hey Dick, a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, and yes, I still have the workbench.
Name: KEVIN CLARK () on Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 22:22:36
City and State: CROSSROADS TX.
Message: If anyone can let me know how to contact Kathy Fraser class of 75 & Sheri Hose class of 77. I would appreciate it Thanks Kevin
Name: Joanne () on Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 21:13:33
City and State: Auburn Washington
Message: Hope all had a fantastic Christmas!!!
Want to thank Karen Kuehl for putting me on to this great site.........and the very nice welcome I received. This is such a great way to hear about everyone and their "happenings"
Thanks so much for making it possible. Hope to do a better job of checking in more often!
Happy Happy and Healthy New Year to all
Hey Joanne, Thanks to Karen for letting you know. Haven't heard from you in awhile. Come on back any ol' time.
Name: Karen Kuehl () on Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 17:53:02
City and State: Vista, CA
Message: I'm visiting in Rosamond, CA with my family and just had to check in on my favorite site to see whatz up and wish everyone a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and the best for the New Year. What wonderful friends I've found thru this site and the best one of all is you, JB1. Believe me, you and Cougartown are counted as one of my blessings!! Love ya Maaaaan!!
Ahh thank you Karen, you makes me blush...You have a GREAT what's left of Christmas and a very Happy New Year too.
Name: Gary Miller () on Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 13:47:56
City and State: Concord, Cal
Message: Merry Christmas John and to all A happy New Year. Christmas won't be the same this year, my favorite Hawthorne(55 year resident) recently passed away, My Mother,Lois Marie Miller,A wonderful Woman (1916-2005)
Hey Gary, VERY tough to lose a parent. Condolences to you and the Miller family. Thank you for the Christmas card and the dues too and have a Merry Christmas today and a Happy New Year.
Name: lamar mcswain () on Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 01:36:36
City and State: clover south carolina
Message: hello fellow beach boys fans: fan since the late 60's. when i get down...listening to the beach boys music...gets me going again and that everything is still all right with the world. surfing, cars, the beach and oh yeah...the girls!!!
Welcome to Cougartown, Lamar....
Name: Jonne Chase Reynolds () on Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 01:12:20
City and State: Rogue River, Oregon
Maiden: Leuzinger HS
Message: Hi John..I am a friend of Karen Graham Kuehl and David Neuschafer and they have turned me on to CougarTown and I think it's the best grad site I've ever seen. Living in Hawthorne and being a teenager during the 50's was the greatest...and I so enjoy your many pictures of the Hawthrone of old. What a wonderful trip down Memory Lane you provide for us. Oh, and thanks for letting us "LHS Olympians" feel welcome to drop by and say hey once in a while. You sure had a lot of cute guys at HHS...all us gals at LHS thought so. I guess it's okay to say that now. Thanks JB for all your hard work to make this such an enjoyable site for all of us. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
Thank you Jonne for the nice words about Cougartown. Olympians are always welcome as are anyone from any school who cruised the Blvd. or hung out at the local places, Thanks for stopping by and come on back anytime. You are always welcome here.