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Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 18, 2006, 12:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Seal Beach
Message: My mom convinced my dad to buy her a '68 Chevy Caprice from Kenneth Chevrolet. There were so many problems with the new "family" car that she told the sales manger, Jerry Mirkin, that the next time he saw her bring the Chevy in, to bend over because she was going to drive it up right up his A**. Having attended Leuzinger (as well as Inglewood High, Class of 1948) she was just the one to say such a thing. My mom being so subtle in speech and manner, immediately the Caprice was repaired. Nevertheless, my dad was still constantly working on that thing, hence "Chevro-leave-it". I got to hold the tools while he cussed. My first car was a '66 Ford Mustang sedan and the next was a '65 Mustang 2+2 fastback. I wish I still had both the Mustangs. Whaa!! My old buddy, Don Martin, went to "Loosefinger" too. His dad, Dale Martin, was a Hawthorne firefighter and another Ford Man ('64 Fairlane). Well, they also had a second car, a red '63 Valiant with the slanted engine and a strange push button transmission. But, as a firefighter, he had us free admission to the Plaza theater for Saturday matinees so it didn't matter if that Valiant was about the ugliest thing on wheels to travel the streets of Hawthorne, except for my grandmother's hospital green '50 DeSoto (?). So it goes.
Name: Jann ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 17, 2006, 10:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LHS
Message: So wasn't Ford "Fix Or Repair Daily". or was it "Found On Road Dead"??? If I ever bought a Ford my husband would turn in his grave!
Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 17, 2006, 6:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Does anyone remember Dial Chevrolet in Downey? In the early 60's this establishemnt had both television and radio ads with a corny little jingle that went something like: Dial-Dial-Dial-Chevrolet, One-block-off-the-Santa-Ana-Freeway, One-one-nine-eight-oh-East Firestone, Dial-Chevrolet-boom-boom (or was it dum-dum). My dad didn't like Chevys, called them a "Chevro-leave-it". He was a Ford man: first a gray '51 Sedan, then a white '61 Falcon with front bumper so rusted it made a good wood rasp. One day he flipped a cigarette butt out the driver's window but it landed in the back seat instead, igniting a fire. Bet it was the only time anyone saw a '61 Falcon lay smoke down Hawthorne Blvd.
Name: DEANO ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 17, 2006, 3:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: tustin,
Message: 800,000 in Lomita, you've come along way baby. So can anyone tell me whatever happened to two sisters Gloria & Linda Walmsley class's 66, 67 or 68?
Name: Keith D.Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 17, 2006, 11:18 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona,HI
Message: I just want to be on this page too. Plus the sunshine is killing me here. I hope it snows soon so I can go up and have some fun.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 17, 2006, 10:15 am - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: How about 20% and a full-price offer. Or, just drop by and say hello. Remember the days when our parents paid $10,000 for their house in Hawthorne and the payments were $70 a month? I don't know about your parents, but that was a lot of money for mine, but they managed. Everyone have a great day. Oh and John NO!
Name: nick pappagiorgio ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 17, 2006, 9:30 am - HHS Time
City & State: LV, NV
Message: John, $250 down...$150/month? You must be talking about bringing "rolling" papers!
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 17, 2006, 8:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: If anyone wants to have a Cougar sighting this weekend, come and visit me at 24512 Cadiz Dr. in Lomita. I'll be sitting on my 5 bedroom, 3 bath open house that's listed for $800,000. Yes, John, this is a shameless ad, but I'll be close enough for you to come over and visit and I expect to see you there, I hope and a few other Cougars. Come on over and make my day go fast from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Name: Baxter Dodd ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 16, 2006, 11:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Riverside, CA
Message: I don?t have anything to say, I just wanted to be sure I got posted on Lucky Page 777. It?s gonna be a good year. Thanks, John. --- Baxter
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 16, 2006, 7:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: laguna woods
Message: Don't worry about stepping on anything John! I met Chick during his last days at the convalescent hospital across from RFK. He was very ill, but his eyes lit up when anyone would recognize him. He had a bulletin board above his bed with a picture of him and "Storm". Not really a Cougar siting, but part of our childhood!
How about H. J. Caruso, Felix Chevrolet (still there), Les Bacon Ford, and Yeakel Cadillac.
Name: Steve Fraserss ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 16, 2006, 5:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: laguna woods , ca
Message: Re: Lou's Garage! Lee Leonard, King Robin, Bill Schultz, the Effler boys will probably remember a Hawthorne garage almost as famous. It was on the Broadway Circle and was owned by the father of our very own Dick Dixon. His
Dad built, tuned, and modified our 1/4 midgets in the 50's. Another good garage in those days belonged to John Balch who's son Ken raced with us all.
Another LA car salesman legend sold the first Mustangs for Brand City Ford. His dog was named "Storm". He was ?
Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 16, 2006, 4:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Dallas, OR
Message: John are you the lead singer of Hawthorne Height? I just saw a quick glimpse while flipping by MTV.
Name: Ol' Coach Hal ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 16, 2006, 9:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: Cathedral City
Hi John, One coach asked one of his players if he was acquainted with Shakespeare?- the kid said "I'm not, but he was a good friend of my brothers!"
We had a bye on our schedule-- one of my kids asked me--"Where is bye, Coach ?" (Obviously he got limited playing time)
This epitaph on one old coaches tombstone, "Never Sick A Day In My Life -- And Now This!!"
Anyway John --I enjoy these "lil jokes!" Stay well, as ever, Ol' Coach & Cathy
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 16, 2006, 9:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: John Boy; I don't remember Lou's garage, I do remember Earl Scheib though. I think his advertisement jingle went something like this " I'll paint any car any color, I'll paint your tires, I'll paint your chrome, $29.95 "
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 16, 2006, 1:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Oregon City Oregon
Message: John, And dont forget Old Leather Britches (Dick Lane) slapping a hood or fender selling cars for Felix Chevrolet, then Fletcher Chev. And "Hank" every Sunday on KTTV 11, from Jalopy Derby giving away Sta-Lube Oil. Hank worked for Wynn Bros Auto Parts too.
Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 15, 2006, 10:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Palmdale, CA
Message: Yes John I remember Lou's Garage on Western ave, very well. I had to tow a few friends car from there with parts in the trunk in boxes, and repaired many that were "fixed" there all because they didn't or wouldn't listen to me or anyone else.
I'm sending this to you via regular email because I just discovered that since the feedback page was changed I can't download the 'add feedback' page any more.
Hope you and yours had an enjoyable holiday and the new year brings more and better things your way. Thanks again for this site and all you do to keep it going.
Take care Jerry Rigney '59
Name: Lee Leonard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 15, 2006, 8:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Yes John that brought memories how about Dick Lane
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 15, 2006, 6:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Here's one I bet all you early Cougs have forgotten. It was usually a commercial on Wrestling or Roller Derby from the Olympic Auditorium.
Total engine rebuild
49.50 for most 6's
69.50 for most 8's
Does anyone remember this one, but me?
Name: Frances Scholz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 15, 2006, 4:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Anchorage,Alaska
Message: On a cold Alaska winter day, I sit with the radio playing in the background and I hear a song that takes me back to south bay and Hawthorne. As I sit and contemplate the great times I had growing up there, I wonder if there are still good friends living there. But no matter how cold it gets, I still have the warmth of great memories and good times of home because it will always be that. Thanks for all the folks who have contibuted to this web site.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 15, 2006, 9:31 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Al; Thanks for the info., sorry to hear about Steelman. Do you know if the story I heard about Jerry Being severely injured is accurate and correct?, or did I get it mixed up.?
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 15, 2006, 8:14 am - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Thank you, Keith, for the intro- Class of 76, your reunion is calling! Saturday, August 19, 2006 at the Ayres Hotel
in Hawthorne. It's a BEAUTIFUL facility, on Rosecrans at the 405. We're planning a wonderful evening of friends, food, fun and laughter, fond memories, music and memorabilia from our era. And don't forget, KEITH JONES will be there! REASON ENOUGH for everyone to attend! We've also planned an informal get-together on Friday eve at Kincaids on the Redondo Pier (pay your own way); and a family picnic Sunday at Torrance Beach (bring your own food or buy there). And if we are lucky, John Baker, the King of Cougartown, will schedule one of those world famous CRUISE NIGHTS at Foster's Freeze on Hawthorne Blvd and 118th on Sunday eve. An action packed weekend that should not be missed! Tickets in the mail in late January, first come first served. We only have 240 tickets available so don't hesitate! Contact me to confirm I have your address; and let me know if there's anyone you want me to try to find for you!
Name: Mitch ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 15, 2006, 12:00 am - HHS Time
City & State: Apple Valley Ca
Message: I saw your wonderful site and hope I could impose on somebody. I was from Lennox and not Hawthorne, but you know that still makes us family. I used to visit the Foster Freeze in the late 70's and 2 friends who worked there. One was Pat Manetti a woman who drove a piece of junk Chevy Ranchero. White and didn't have reverse. She had 2 daughters named Starlene(Star) and Cheryl. I'm not sure how Cheryl spelled her name. If anybody could help me locate any of them I would be so greatful. We were very close but just lost touch. If someone knows someone at Foster Freeze perhaps they could help there. If you went to Hawthorne between the years of 1979 to about 1981 you mitch know me. I worked security with the company that wore all blue uniforms. The company was called A.R.Broese and Assoc. My name is Raymond (Mitch) Hyrny. I'm white about 6'1 and I was pretty easy going. If anybody can help me with my problem finding my friend please help and if you think you remember me please email me and I would be glad to write back. God bless you all and I look forward to hearing from somebody soon.
Sincerely Raymond (Mitch) Hyrny
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 14, 2006, 12:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: laguna woods , ca
Message: Which one were you, Jim?