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Queen of my Heart
Hawthorne's own
Ray Quinones
(Rene & Ray)

Name: Elizabeth Aleccia ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 9:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: It's been hot and beautiful here, now that the winds and rains have stopped. It was 80 on the sand yesterday, where I happened to end up taking an afternoon siesta. But, before I did, I had a few words with a man I met there. Believe it or was the Texas Longhorn's head coach. I congratulated him, because I am, afterall, a lady. (Don't go there, John.) He's a very nice man, tired and probably hungover, but very nice, for a Texan. Other news, Bob's Big Boy is back on Hawthorne Blvd down by Pacific Coast Hwy, in Torrance. I'm happy to see it has returned to it's original location after several restaurants have come and gone. And, last but certainly not least, does anyone have an update on Hawthorne's new high school? I heard it's beautiful but haven't been by to see it. Anybody have a photo or am I going to have to drive east of the blvd? DZ
1. Didn't know Mack Brown was still in town, AND was a surfer.
2. Didn't know Bobs Big Boy was back.
3. Didn't know Hawthorne was breaking ground on the new High School.
I'm totally in the dark here....

Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 6:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: PVE CAL
Message: Was SC and Texas a bigger upset than Hawthorne over Santa Monica High in '59; I don't think so. Still the best High School football game I ever saw.
Hawthorne over Samo was a HUGE upset. Supposedly we couldn't carry their water pail. (they had water pails way back in the stone age).

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 5, 2006, 9:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Anaheim, CA
No E-mail
Message: JB, I went to school with Eddie Quinones -- any relation to your friend?
I don't know, Dan. Really didn't know Ray as he was a couple of years older than me.

Name: Pat Bush ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 5, 2006, 8:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1980
City & State: Buena park
Message: Please stop this rumor. RB is not my son. I wish he was, because I would be winning the Lotto soon. But he did get my speed somehow...
OK Pat, I'll stop spreading that around.

Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 5, 2006, 5:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Well I would have agreed with Steve about the flying touchdown if my son hadn't explained it to me when I asked. I think he figured that I was stupid and so old that I couldn't hear because he said kinda loud "that goal line goes around the world, doesn't matter where you cross it, it is still breaking the plane". If you old Farts are still around in about 14 years, watch out for the quarterback at SC, Spencer Colby, that is what my grandson says he is going to be, that boy can throw a perfect spiral, he throws it a long way too, he is only five and a half. Loved the game, hated the outcome.
Another proud gramma.Thanks Cindy...

Name: Jeanne Carrillo ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 5, 2006, 3:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Carlsbad, Ca
Message: I overheard a conversion of a couple of people who said Reggie Bush's father went to HHS. Anyone know if there is any truth to that?

Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 5, 2006, 11:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: laguna woods , ca
Message: I saw a great game last night. The outcome wasn't what I bet on, but although both teams benefited, can someone explain to me the "out of bounds" phantom touchdowns? I thought at least one foot or the ball had to cross the line, not a flying body one yard OB. But before you football jocks berate me, remember a played water polo!
WATER POLO!!! Steve, You shouldn't even be in this conversation.

Name: KIRK C. GREASBY ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 5, 2006, 11:19 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
Message: BOY! The wind was blowing so hard last night that right before kick-off our cable went out. Its a hard -n- fast wind out of the gulf of Mexico, I did get to see our Air Force Acadamy bring in the game ball, We had to settle for a DVD my kids pick out "MY COUSIN VENNY". Tough game I bet, Can Mr. Sloey please tell me who won. The Pony express rider won't be here until saturday. Fight-On!
Hey Kirk, TEXAS WON!!! OUs 47 in a row is now safe again.

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 5, 2006, 11:11 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: I swear this next statement is true. While watching the game at my buddie's house last night, I said I sensed an upset. They said I was nuts. And in the first quarter, when SC went for it on fourth instead of kicking a field goal, I said, "That might be a huge factor later on." I swear I'm telling you the truth. Looks like I was right both times (sorry to say). Now that I'm retired, maybe I should open a sports booking service, huh?

Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 5, 2006, 9:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, CA
No E-mail
Message: Afterthoughts:
1. Curse of the Heisman: Wouldn't it have been better if Vince had won the Heisman and was doing the talk show circuits for the past month? Seems like he got a little motivated to prove a point.
2. McKay Wisdom: A billion Chinese and a billion people from India do not even know that a game was played for the national championship last night (However, smart money from Pakistan was on Texas).
3. Defense Wins Championships: When offenses are equally matched, the better defense determines the outcome. Inability to tackle or disrupt the rhythm of Vince killed the Trojans. Their vulnerable defense finally brought down the Trojan horse.
4. Sometimes against the great teams you have to play the percentages. 90 yards in under 2 minutes is a lot harder than 55. More things can go wrong for the offense on a long field. Next year PUNT THE BALL PETE!
4. What a great run it was! The streak places USC up with the all time greats such as OU of the 50s, who probably did not have as stiff a schedule over their 4 years as USC, and Miami of the early 90s. Savor this because it wont happen again for a long time.
Anyone excited about the SuperBowl?
KILLED THE TROJANS?? You make it sound like it was a blowout. I do believe if Lendale White had made that 2 yards on 4th down, USC would be the victor. But then I guess you Stanford guys didn't have much to talk about this year, so go ahead and "Thursday Morning Quarterback".

Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 5, 2006, 9:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hey Paco, Sharon, Danny & John, what a wild night geeeeessssss? I was cleaning up all the face painting stuff etc. after the game and found your jacket here JB, I?ll bring it to the next get together? JB, Paco, what was that one finger hookem horn sign you were flashing at the TV mean. Well for sure Vince Young will be the next NFL franchise himself most likely Houston, what a powerhouse he is. Thanks for coming by and spending a loud evening my ears are still ringing. GO TROJANS
Hey buddy, Thank you for having us. Tell Eileen thanks too for the great spread she put out, and thanks for the USC baseball cap. GEEZ, I'm coming to your house more often We all had a fun time, Dennis, thanks again.

Name: Lance Bertelsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 5, 2006, 8:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Austin, TX
Message: John, Just wanted to applaud your good Cougartown commentary on the UT-SC game. SC has always been one of favorite teams, but since I've taught at UT for 26 years you know I was 100% for Vince and the boys last night. Amazing game; amazing post-game. Bush went over the Horns locker room to congratulate the team afterwards; Vince eulogized Reggie in the post-game press conference. SC made SoCal look good; UT made Texas look good. I hope Vince Young comes out, gets his money, and makes the pathetic Houston Texans look good. I need to pro team to follow down here.
Hi Lance, With all the Heisman hype and media coverage the last few weeks, it's brought the players, especially Bush Young and Leinart closer together. These guys do respect each other and it was great to see each of them expounding the virtues of the others. Great game and this one WILL be remembered for a long time. If SC had to lose, it was the right time. They lost to the best team in the nation....

Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 10:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: I am so upset. I was ready to watch the USC-Texas game and our Direct TV went out, some sort of solar interference with the satellite. No TV. So I was stuck watching a DVD, my favorite movie of all time, MY COUSIN VINNY. I just love the way he handles himself in that movie making such fools out of those pompous As#%$. MY COUSIN VINNY he sure was great tonight when I was prevented from watching the Trojans win another national championship. So how bad did they beat them longhorns? 4-5 touchdowns? I bet that young Greeasby is embarrassed now. Go Trojans!

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 9:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
Message: oops...I guess it was "hookem horns" who'd a thought
Great team.....

Name: Elizabeth A Aleccia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 9:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: OMG! That was a nasty loss for USC and to, of all teams, TEXAS? Damn. You know how I'm feelin' 'bout Texans and now this? It just ain't right. DZ
You'll be fine Liz. The better team won tonight. No quit in those guys.

Name: Pat Desmore ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 4:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Paco, John, Mammal 47/24 USC!!!!!!!!! Matt MVP
Hey Pat, not even close. I've got a new favorite team.... HOOKEM HORNS!!! Naw, it was a great game. Vince Young, in the Pros, is going to make a lot of people forget about Michael Vick.

Name: Ken Gunnell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 3:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Pasadena, Ca
Message: I am a member of the Dorsey High Class of 1964. This web site is still tremendous. The early 60's were days that will never return. 33 cent gasoline for premium and all the hot stock cars from Detroit.
I still get up to the "Stand" several times a year. Poor Richards across from there is now La exceptional restaurant. I can still visualize the line of cars lined up to get into the Stand every Friday and Saturday night. What a time we all had.
Hey Ken, Our paths must have crossed many times as I too was there in the glorious early 60s. What a great time to grow up. Thanks for the Feedback.

Name: KIRK C. GREASBY ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 1:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
Message: OUCH! THAT HURT JOHN. And for those of you COUGARS living up here in GODS country, what about a ROCKIE MOUNTAIN COUGAR Reunion? There are plenty of us within a snowballs throw. e-mail me, and lets set something up....
There you go, Cougs. I smell another get-together a brewin'....

Name: Gary Kessler ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 1:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Coto de Caza, Califo
Message: OK, Dennis and Paco, you outed me. I guess I'll have to admit that I'm a closet USC fan. But, it's so much fun giving all of neighbors a bad time. I still am a fan of ND and UCLA when they are playing someone else. I still am pissed at SC for not taking that piece of land in Malibu for a new campus instead of Pepperdine. Do you guys all have red shirts to wear tonight? I do. By the way Carson Palmers younger brother went to Mission Viejo High and is now the QB at UTEP.
Hey Gary, I've got my USC Tshirt, Rose Bowl hat (thanks Dennis K.), pennant, finger, face paint, lucky USC boxers, and beer cozy. I am ready to Rumble.

Name: Sammi ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 12:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: patzner
City & State: mpls Minnesota
Message: this page is totally rad!!! wow the 60's are a gas. i just got off the "60's slang" and I am 14 and its so funny im gonna use 60's slang and i ask my teachers if i can take a wizz! 60 rock
Hey Sammi, Glad you liked the Slang page, but just a friendly warning: Do NOT ask your Teachers that.

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 11:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: I had a friend whose daughter went to Rancho Santa Margarita High School, is that the same. And Kirk it has been so hot here. Probably the hottest Winter. It got below 80 I think 1 day in December. The waves are huge too for Kona. And Greg Staffon is looking to move to Colorado Springs. What a Cougar reunion there. Who else lives around there

Name: KIRK C. GREASBY ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 10:42 am - HHS Time
Maiden: OKIE
Class: 1976
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
First kiss, Rhonda Andrews, Class of 76 from Leuzinger in Jim Thorpe Park after a middle league baseball game.
Being from a family that always roots for OKLAHOMA, and seeing how most of our players come out of BAJA OKLAHOMA I hope that the SC "SPOILED CHILDERN" get an old fashion clock cleaning! Sorry John, but being on top for so long they just need a little humbling! Now if O.U. was there?
And to Jeff Sutton, The bet is the same..
Hey Kirk, You mean like the "Clock Cleaning" the Sooners received in last years Orange Bowl? I guess rooting against USC isn't a mortal sin. Good Luck to both teams.

Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 4, 2006, 9:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Gary, I was wondering myself how you can swing both ways as Paco said you must be a USC hater?the only other one that I can think of right now is up in Kuna, ID. Jake (Russ Jacobsen)
Gary, Tonight I think you should give us a shout at halftime as you are having your get together in Coto we?re less than two miles from the south gate off Oso That?s where you will find JB, Paco, and me. GO TROJANS and JB, Santa Margarita High is a mile from the North gate of Coto de Coza In Rancho Santa Margarita.
Gary and his crew can hear us yelling for Reggie etal from your house. See you all at game time....

Name: Paco ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 3, 2006, 10:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Gary, how can you be both a ucla AND a notre dame fan? Sounds like you're a USC hater..And Carson Palmer went to Santa Margarita High School. Mark Sanchez is already giving Booty a run for his money and is also helping the coach in recruiting. Go Trojans!!
I already got chastised by Jim Sloey for that comment, but isn't Santa Margarita High in Mission Viejo or kinda close, so what's the PROB?