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Name: Mike Mueller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 4, 2006, 3:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Somewhere
Message: George Johnson, What am I? A Hawthorne Hater.
Wrong website for that, Mike. You might like it better over at

Name: Michelle ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 4, 2006, 1:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1978
City & State: Palmdale, CA
Message: Okay Jill...I'm really considering the golf tournament (considering!). I'm a novice...meaning I've only played 3 times and that was on a 9 hole course! I'm almost leery posting 'cause I don't want you to beg, just know if I can...and by can, I mean muster up the courage and the $$...I will. I just want you to know your post caught my attention and so maybe you've also caught the attention of more Cougartown-ettes!

Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 4, 2006, 1:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton. CA
Message: Playing with numbers one can find out that this Wednesday -- at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning -- the time and date will be... 01:02:03 04/05/06. (1,2,3,4,5,6) No it wasn't me who thought of this I'm just passing it along.
Yes and 10 minutes and 9 seconds after 11 on August 7th of this year, it'll be 11:10:9 08/07/06 (11,10,9,8,7,6). I did think this one up

Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 4, 2006, 8:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca
Message: Hey, Mike, why don't you tell us how you really feel? and by the way, what are you? and where are you these days?.

Name: Cindy Whittaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 4, 2006, 8:05 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
City & State: Wichita Falls TX
Message: Hysterical cover song - Robin Williams as Elmer Fudd singing Bruce Springsteen's "Fire" - or more accurately as only Elmer Fudd can do... "Fiwer"

Name: Mike Mueller ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 3, 2006, 11:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Somewhere
Message: I just want to thank Konnie Krislock for dissuading me from pursuing a career in Journalism. In fact, I'd like to thank all my teachers at HHS for the four years of boredom, psychotic depression, and borderline insanity that helped to make me what I am today.

Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 3, 2006, 9:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Portland,Or
Message: Absolutely the most unusual cover band I ever heard is a group called "Dread Zeppelin". They do reggae covers of Led Zeppelin with a lead singer that sounds like Elvis Presley!!

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 3, 2006, 8:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Murfreesboro AR
Message: Sorry guys ... SEC rules, winning both the NIT and Final Four ... and my Arkansas beat both winners. Go figure. But, congrats to the Bruins, too, and what a terrific Road To The Final Four!!! College basketball's just THE BEST!!!
Amen to that....

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 3, 2006, 8:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Jake and Jude...I'm sending this now, 53-33, to end the slaughter and hope that I will eat these words!!!! And to quote you old wise one.."May the Coug be with you!!!" I'm crushed!!!!!

Name: Marki Sublette ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 3, 2006, 7:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Falls Church, Virgin
Message: I went to junior high and high school in Redlands, at yon far end of the San Berdoo Valley, 1968-72, and I just wanted to add that I, too, had a fond adolescent fascination with "Kam" Nelson on that dance party show out of Los Angeles... I seem to recall that she had started as teen model, and that she was a licensed pilot, as well. I recall seeing a promotional add for Piper Aircraft, I believe it was, touting "Kam" and her girl pink airplane.
To this day, the sound of "Love Can Make You Happy" by Mercy takes me right back in front of the afternoon television in 1968... Ah, lovely Kam...

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 3, 2006, 5:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: William Shatner?s Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds must be considered one of the most unusual cover songs.

Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 3, 2006, 5:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview FLA
Message: Unusual Cover Songs #3 Porky Pig doing B-bb- bl bl Blue blue Christmas

Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 3, 2006, 1:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Hi Everyone, hope you all had a great weekend and weren't fooled too many times. I am on a mission here, a request from Bud our golf commissioner. Thanks to all those who have sent in their money, but as Bud is recieving checks, he has noticed that women are not signing up to play. GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, please consider playing in this tournament, nobody cares if you play well or not, we are just having a good time here. I am trying to get Bud and Wade to come up with some girly prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin, but they are not sure what girly prizes are. Girls, if you want to sign up, but aren't sure, please contact me personally at my email address (check the alumni page) or click on the Email link by my picture. I will be happy to answer any questions. Thank you.
Thanks Jill.....

Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 3, 2006, 12:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: EDH, CA
No E-mail
Message: How about this for a CT topic. What is the most unusual cover of a song? I thought of this because the other day I saw a CD called ?Picking on the Beach Boys?. It was bluegrass instrumentals of the Beach Boys hits. I think Leeroy Felderruster would be happy.
Hey Matt, Chet Atkins did one similar called "Chet Atkins Picking On The Beatles" which was a very cool album for "pickin' fans".
Thanks for chiming in. I thought you'd all left the website.

Name: Ben ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 2, 2006, 11:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I didn't graduate from Hawthorne High but my older brother did. We were just chatting on the phone about the tornado that hit the city of Hawthorne in the early 60's. I was a 6th grader in Ramona ave and my brother was a senior attending Hawthorne High. I can clearly remember the tornado approaching my class room as I sat in the back row by the open door that rainy day. I was the first to "drop" on that day and the girl sitting next to me looked at me and said "what are you doing down there?" right at that moment the teacher said "DROP" the tornado tore the roof off of our class and I looked up at the windows on the opposite site of the classroom patio and saw cars across the street fly into the air and homes getting their damage as the tornado passed over our room and path.
What an incredible day to remember. Who would ever believe us? Tornados in Hawthorne Calif.? I moved from all the earthquakes in Calif. Now I Live in Virginia Beach, VA and we dodge Hurricanes along the Eastern Mid Atlantic each year. :)
Hey Ben, Thanks for sharing and come back anytime.

Name: ELROJO (BRUIN) ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 2, 2006, 5:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: KUNA ( UCLA ) ID
No E-mail
Message: Fingers crossed..ONE MORE TO GO...And as Howard Cosell used to say "He'll GO All..THE..Way!!" Go Bruins-Fight-Fight-Fight!!! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH MY BRUINS AND YOU! Jake N Jude.

Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 1, 2006, 10:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: Not so fast my friend, the final is Monday. It's the best coached team since the Wizard was coaching. I love it, UCLA is back. I remember in the 60's and 70's Danny Litton and I would watch every replay at 11 on channel 5 even though we knew the score. We just wanted to watch them play. Jerry Miles another good one. Did I see Coach Pinella aka Lou Costello in the pictures?
Yes you did....

Name: Karen Kuehl ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 1, 2006, 2:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: I'm with Marilyn, those were in my time period too. All my favorite teachers were there. Oh, to go back and be there again!! I had so much fun in school and enjoyed the sense of humor and the talents of most of those teachers pictured in Nostalgia #3. Keep the Nostalgias coming!! They're great!!
Hey Karen, Thanks and let's all give Jerry Miles the credit, as he did a great job on these.

Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 1, 2006, 1:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Graden Grove, CA
No E-mail
Message: Hawthorne Nostalgia #3, what a blast to the past for me. Right out of my time zone. I recognized a lot of the staff. Too bad the pics aren't just a little clearer. But still great. And that's no April Fool.
Hi Marilyn, Glad you liked it and thanks for the opinion. We'll work on Jerry's scanner and see if we can't improve the quality.

Name: EL ROJO(BRUIN) ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 1, 2006, 10:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: ALL OF THE PAC TEN
No E-mail
Message: Lets hope their Legacy moves on. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU AND... THE BRUINS! Jake N Jude. P.S. Thanks for being in the number one position King John, on the BBIIGG!!800!!!And you know I've been a Bruin fan for a long time and can remember 4 of the first starting 5 from that first NCAA team, but one escapes me ( I won't use a computer to google what Mrs. Mark would have said I should have known anyway). I come up with Hazzard, Goodrich, Washington, Erikson and...Slaughter? Right? Wrong? Go Bruins.
I DID Google it, and it looks like Jack Hirsch was the last starter. I wonder how that team would handle today's giants of the hardwood, as no starter on the '64 UCLA Championship team was over 6'5".

Name: Kelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 1, 2006, 6:18 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Currie
Class: 1967
City & State: Englewood, OR
Message: Watch out Cougars it's April Fools Day..Don't become the FOOL! Everyone have a FUN day...I'll be working but I'm sure I can play a prank on someone...
Cruise Night 14 pics where great..Marsha never changes..How does she do that?!
Hey Kelley, I noticed that myself about Marsha. She had that same top, pants, and jacket on the last time I saw her. April Fools!!!

Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 31, 2006, 5:56 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Mikey
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Right next door to the Cockatoo was a little auto upholstery shop that was owned by Pat Beltrans'HHS61 dad Luis and his partner Ely. They did great work, I spent several paychecks there. One night in the mid 70's one of my suppliers took Barbara and I and our two boys out to dinner at the Cockatoo Inn and then to a Kings game at the Forum. While we were eating dinner Patrick (our 8 year old) excused himself and went to the mens room. A couple minutes later he returned and ran over to his little brother Tim and whisperred something in his ear. Tim went into hysterics and said "no way" Pat said "come look" and they both took off on a dead run. They came back in a couple minutes looking guilty and when I asked what was so funny Tim cracked up and told us about the ice cubes in the urinals and how you could melt them. Simple fun I guess!
Sorry I missed cruise night, you know I had to be sick!
Ice Cube Melting has always been one of my favorite spirts... I mean sports. Ladies, you are really missing something there, boy. Thanks Mikey for trying to lighten the mood. It's been a slow week in Ctown.

Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 31, 2006, 3:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview, FL.
Message: Cougars in regard to Mr. Danny Fix ­Hawthorne High School English / Drama Teacher. I received an email from Seagem his daughter *Here it is ­
Thanks so much for all the support!.
He has aphasia which is a stroke that affects his processing center and expressive center of his brain. It is difficult for him to comprehend what is being said to him and it is hard for him to tell me how he feels.
You can email
You can send it to me, his daughter, and I will bring it to him to tell him
Or send by snail mail:
Mr.Danny Fix C/O the McNamara?s
941 Uwao St.
Honolulu, HI 96825
We will be renting out his house soon. So, it is better to send stuff to me.
Aloha and Mahalo Nui Loa,
Seagem Fix McNamara
Thanks Neil, for the information on Danny. I'm sure lots of Cougars will be sending email his way.

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 31, 2006, 10:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Hey JB, sorry I missed the "Cruise," but I had a good excuse. Sheree, you are right on both accounts. There was a Stern's BBQ in Culver City on Washington, and a "Stern's on the Hill," on Pershing Drive in Westchester. Both great Code-7 locations for LAPD Venice Division.
See you next time, John, unless you have ANOTHER excuse.

Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 31, 2006, 9:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: The Cockatoo Inn had the bird behind the glass in the entry way as well as statues of Andrew and Marge Lococo welcoming patrons. As a little kid it was kind of disconcerting to see the Lococo's behind glass since they also lived several doors down from my parents on Manor Drive.
I only remember BBQ Pete's at the Hawthorne Blvd. location. I'm told there was a previous location.
Yes, BBQ Petes was on initially on Inglewood Av.

Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 31, 2006, 8:28 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: JB~ Can't believe it has taken me this long to once again send my thanks for a great 'Cruise Night'. It was my first but won't be my last. It was great seeing the Cook sisters Georgia and Donna as well as Wayne Dickey, Don D, Marsha and Eileen. As always seems to be the case at these gatherings you meet new people Larry Bach and I'm sure I have missed a few others also. Oh, and the cars! I absolutely fell in love with the candy apple red '69 Chevy Nova (****). You have found your passion JB. You have taken up a cause that really matters to you and we all have benefited from that.
{{{Hugs to you John}}}
Hi Anita, Glad you made it to Cruise Night. Thanks too for the cookies and wine. The wine's still here but the cookies are GONE. Hope you had a fun time as it's a long way to come. We'll see you in August at the next Cruise.