Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 23, 2006, 3:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: Way to go Mother Baker. Of course that is what we call our head pastry chef at Uncle Buck's, Mother Baker. Great nostalgia Jerry Miles, a fellow '66er wouldn't you know it and a great guy!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 23, 2006, 3:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: COUGAR SIGHTING. Had to take mom to get her drivers license renewed today, so went where Cougars abound, the 1000 Oaks DMV.
HHS74 Sue Bierman King works there and helped mom get through this "notalottafun" ordeal. Thank you Sue for making it painless.
We went to lunch with Sue, sister Sharon HHS76, Mom B (Beverly Bierman), and Jim Villanueva HHS76, who I'd never met, but a real fun guy.
We had lunch and told a few lies and had a great time, as usual. (Keith, Sharon still loves you).
Thanks for a wonderful day and thanks again Sue. Oh, by the way, Mom PASSED, so everyone be watching over your shoulder for at least the next 5 years.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 23, 2006, 2:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview FL
Message: Re --- Phil Jones 118TH & Isis ---
Phil was part of our community "Del Aire", I remember him around the area but he was a little older than our group- I would see him around the school in 1967, when I was a freshman. As I recall he used to surf with "BIG FLAP" --
maybe I can jar more out of my brain with some effort.
Name: Jim Rowley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 23, 2006, 1:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Notches in the belt was to be read with tongue firmly planted in cheek:-). You gotta admit, if you get a room full of male friends together talking about dumb thing we did as kids, it would soon turn into a one-up on ya discussion (tongue still in cheek).
I don't want to forget the dumb things I did as a kid. It was who I was as a kid at HHS and helps keep me grounded with the antics of my own kids.
I remember getting caught on the last day of my junior year sneaking a Michelob into Mr. Anderson's print shop class and popping it open in the back, near one of the printing presses. After 3 years of antics (Mr. Anderson had a very loose control over his class) he finally had me by the [insert cherished body part here]. To my amazement, after several demands for one of the students to go get Mr. Nelson (which no one would), he allowed me to redeem myself by washing all of the ink from the printing presses to prepare for summer vacation. My senior year, Mr. Anderson received my gratitude with a more appropriate class behavior.
Name: Penny ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 23, 2006, 12:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Thanks so much for Nostalgia #1 ... what a neat presentation and it really takes you back! I'm looking forward to more!
Name: Larry Baglin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 22, 2006, 7:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Golden, Colorado
Message: Hi Cougars, Hey guys, I didn't attend Hawthorne High; I've never even been to the campus, I was a San Pedro High Pirate. BUT, my uncle DID attend: Phil Jones, HHS Class of
1967. I am just curious to know if anybody remembers my uncle Phil. He was an avid surfer who, though 4 years his junior, would surf with Dennis Wilson. He dated, and later married, Melinda (I don't know her 'maiden' name), also a Hawthorne alum. I think she dated Dennis before Phil; I'd heard that Dennis would pick her up at Hawthorne High in his Corvette String Ray. Though I don't remember the exact address, my uncle Phil lived at the corner of Isis and 118th St. in Hawthorne with his mother (my grandmother) Marie Jones and their little dog 'Skunky'. His father (my grandfather) William 'Red' Jones had died back in 1961. Phil's only sibling was my mother, and our family lived (of course) in San Pedro. Although my name was Larry, the members of our family always called me 'Mike'. So, if Phil ever mentioned me, he would have said..."my nephew Mike..." I'm just curious, Cougars.
Thanks, Larry- 'Mike'
Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 22, 2006, 7:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: Dan Johnson, and anyone else who would like to read Tom Hoffarth's excellent work, can click on this link
....it's how I keep up with Tom out here in the IE (Inland Empire)
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 22, 2006, 6:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: Anyone catch the Police pursuit started in Anaheim this evening? Started at Disneyland, down the 91/Artesia to Crenshaw, onto 131st Street, out onto El Segundo, past HHS, and onto the 405 South. Just a nostalgic cruise through the old neighborhood.
Name: Elizabeth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 22, 2006, 5:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: HAWTHORNE NOSTALGIA #1 is a wonderful addition. I loved it! Thank you for the ride back in time. DZ
Name: KIRK ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 22, 2006, 2:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
Message: I guess the statute of limitations has to be up by now, You could say the neighborhood around the Greasby's house was a war zone, Batting practice in the backyard with golf balls flying hundreds of yards and hearing glass break, and running into the house. There use to be two telephone poles across the street from each other, and at night my brother and I would hang white water balloons from fishing line at windshield height and wait along side the house to watch the splash. as for the ice cream truck that always speeded up and would never stop, well there was always an egg or two flying his direction. We also had a huge tree across the street from our house on 136th street and water balloons flew out of it on anything that passed by. But all came with the price of a "FIREMANS BELT" Butt, thats another page down the road. Hello to all, trying to stay warm in the rockies..
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 22, 2006, 1:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Barry Manilow did, however, write "You deserve a break today, so get up and get away to McDonald's"
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 22, 2006, 1:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Wow Mr. Rowley must have a heck of a collection of belts or lack of.
Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 22, 2006, 1:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Stories about stupid things we did as kids = putting notches on the belt = inflating the male ego? Sounds like Sigmund Freud. My experience in adding notches to my belt means my girth is getting bigger and that deflates my ego. I kinda like reading other's dumb-things-they-did-as-kids-stories.
Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 22, 2006, 8:24 am - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: HEY! This bit of interesting news out in today's beautiful downtown Twin Falls, Idaho's very own local newspaper, THE TIMES NEWS:
Barry Manilow had a 1975 hit with "I Write the Songs", but despite the song's title, Manilow didn't write, it. Beach Boy Bruce Johnston did, in honor of his pal Brian Wilson who really DID write the songs that got the whole world singing, including "California Girls", "Surf City", "I Get Around", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", "Good Vibrations", and many more'.
This bit of info was derived from a column called RANDOM KINDS OF FACTNESS which is like the old Lou Boyd column, so this may have been printed in papers throughout the U.S., I don't know.
Okay, okay ... I thought it was interesting, that's all!
Name: Jim ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 22, 2006, 6:42 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Grad from Leuzinger 1968. This was really great. Gee I forgot about the Plaza Theater. Thanks to all who had a hand in this.
Name: Christina Melton ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 21, 2006, 10:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hollywood, CA
Message: I'm trying to locate Mary Ann Walton. If you read this please contact me. Your e-mail address on this site is incorrect. I have many pictures of your dad, Reese Walton, while running with the 1984 Olympic Torch Relay.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 21, 2006, 7:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Tom did the first big article on me after I won the World Championships. He did a really good job. Big half page picture and 2 or 3 page article. He is till with the Daily Breeze?
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 21, 2006, 7:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Dan Johnson, Take a look at: http://www.dailynews.com/sportsmedia where you can read Tom Hoffarth. No need to move back to the South Bay if you don't want to...As for Stupid Kid stories. Neither Adrian Reynolds nor I ever did any stupid Kid things;) By the way it sure was a good thing that your dad kept a fire extinguisher in your garage!
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 21, 2006, 7:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Somewhereontheroad
Message: Just checking in and catching up. Dewey's "missile" story reminds me of the one B.A.(HHS 1974) and I made and shot off from the corner of 119th St & Isis. What could a few match heads stuffed in a CO2 bottle strapped to a pencil do? 30? 40? 50 yards top? NOOOO! That thing flew not only over La Cienaga Bl, but over the 405 fwy as well. That's when we lost track of the darn thing. Hmmm! Maybe that's what happened to the Beach Boys old house. Anyway, all we knew at the time was how stupid we were and considered ourselves dead meat. We both ran home and never came out of the house until the next day. Oh to be young again. All for now! Have a great Cougar day.
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 21, 2006, 6:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: And for those of you who don't know, Tom Hoffarth is an extremely talented sportswriter who, last I looked, wrote for the Daily Breeze (and the lack of access to his work is one of the things I miss most about moving away from the South Bay and into the Valley, dude)
Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 21, 2006, 5:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: Browsing through the stories below reminded me of our '67 graduation ceremonies on HalCap Field. Everyone stood up in unison to salute the flag (or some similar reason). Next thing I know, the person next to me is handing me a folding chair, telling me to "pass it down", and, I handed it to the person next to me and the process was repeated until everyone finally returned to a seated position...except for one embarrassed person who was frantically searching for the "missing" chair. I thought the missing chair thing was tradition @ HHS. Wondering if any other class did anything like this during graduation ceremonies?
Name: Cindy Whittaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 21, 2006, 5:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thurs - TEXAS!
Message: Are all you parents out there blocking this website from your kids so they aren't taking notes for later? I can just see them printing out their parents pranks for the next family gathering! Talk about bribe material for the grandparents! "Oooh if you don't let me have my way I'll tell gramma & grampa it was you who did that thing at that place way back when!"
Name: Jim Rowley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 21, 2006, 4:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Guys wear their stupid stories like notches on their belt. It helps keep the ego adequately inflated.
Name: Mike Weiss ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 21, 2006, 4:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Arlington Virginia
Message: Thinking of the York School days...... I remember the bike races and track meets. I remember Mr. Blake dragging me to his office by my ear after I moved Mrs. Messershmith's chair during a track meet. I was only trying to get a laugh but I moved it a bit too far as she went to sit down. Well.... she kept on going all the way to the grass. I think that one cost me three or four days at home. Oh yea... and another year in the 5th grade :)