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Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 13, 2006, 8:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Portland, OR
Message: I'm out of curious as to how many student done what I've done during school in this next subject "Walkout". One year the school stage a walkout in support of the Teachers contract. I think this was in 79'or 80. I thought this was pretty cool in having a "Voice" in the matter. Now, when I look back I have to tell myself..."What was I thinking...I didn't do my homework as to know why I supported the teachers other than I love em". Now, when I see student protest(like last week in oceanside) the student are not very informed! Has there been protest(walkouts) during HHS lifetime in other areas(such as Vietnam issues)?
In my opinion, Student Walkouts are just another way of ditching school.

Name: Patti Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 12, 2006, 8:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Cypress, CA
Message: Re: Jim Parchen...yes, he married Barbara Church, c/o 68. They no longer live in El Segundo, but I found their phone number and have put in a call to Barbara about the sweater. Since they moved, it may have been their own estate sale...we'll see.
Hi Patti, where have you been girl? Thanks so much for the information. It's amazing how all this happens. Maybe we should start a Cougartown game of sorts, called "Find The Cougar Of The Week". Barbara Church HHS68 is on our Alumni List, but with No Current Email. Thanks again for all the help.

Name: Mike Effler ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 12, 2006, 11:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: El Segundo, CA
Message: Re: Jim Parchen..... I think he married one of the Church sisters and is living in El Segundo.... in fact, he used to live right across the street from me until I moved a couple blocks away..... if you want me to contact him, let me know.... (oh by the way..... 80 days until retirement!)
and then you can play golf EVERYDAY!! Thanks Mike....

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 6:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Thanks to everyone for the great responses on the Country Music question. I feel much better now that I know so many of us were listening to the S### kicking music. And yes it has come a long way.
A few months ago I bought an XM satellite radio for my car and I am in Heaven with all the music channels and choices 50,60,70,80,90 Rock, Country. Anyway it is all good .......
Thanks Dennis, Music is always a fun subject whether it be Country, Jazz, R&R, or whatever. Everyone can relate to it.

Name: Jim ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 5:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Redding, CA
No E-mail
Message: Re: Parchen, below. There was a Jim Parchen in my class, '67. Unfortunately, I have no clue as to where to find him. Maybe someone else can help with some additional info. - Gibby -
Thanks Gibby....

Name: Chris Knight ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 5:02 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Fall
Class: 1971
City & State: Boyne City, MI
Message: Hi, I purchased a Varsity sweater on Ebay. I saw it when I was trying to find an outfit to wear to a 50's event in Chicago. There wasn't any way I was going to let someone get it that didn't go to HHS, so even though it was a size medium, I bid on it anyway and won.
The seller thought it was from the 1960's but didn't know any more about. He said he got it at an estate sale. There is a wrestling pin, a bar pin of some kind and also a JV pin on the "H" applique on the sweater, and also three stripes of scarlet sewn onto one sleeve. Other than the name Parchen embroidered on the inside tag I have nothing more to go on.
Does anyone out there know what years this might have been from or have any other information about these sweaters?
Thanks, Chris
Someone must know the name, Parchen, from their class. Good Luck...

Name: Ellis Twine ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 2:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Corona Ca
Message: I just want all you to know because of this website, I have been able to reconnect with friends that I've been trying to find for 30 years. Friends like John Dobbs, Bevan Feist, and my first love and heart throb, Karen Ferguson. Tony Towns and anyone else please feel free to contact me, I would love to talk to each and everyone of you.
John, thank you for doing what you do. For you veterans on this website this is nothing for you however, for a newbee like me, this if unbelieveable and i'm loving it.
Ellis Twine.
Hey Ellis, Glad you're reconnecting with your old school buds as it's always nice to hear that people are finding each other through Cougartown.
Actually I get email from Olympians, Sentinels, Monarchs, etc. who say they've found their friends through this site too. Love to hear that as it makes it all worthwhile. Keep telling your friends and a special thanks to all the Cougars who've made Cougartown a weigh station for lost Alumni.

Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 2:21 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ferguson
Class: 1977
City & State: Holland MI
Message: Hello John, thank you for the wonderful web site. Could you please add my yearbook pick to this site.
Thank you, Karen.
Hey Karen, I'd be happy to, and thanks for letting us all know you're out there.

Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 12:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Country/Rock?
Class: 1972
City & State: San Pedro Hill, CA
No E-mail
Message: Country music sure has come a looong way, baby! The big hair and frilly dresses of the ladies are long gone. Now it's a mixutre of country/rock/pop; and it all happened for me when I first listened to Alabama in the early 80s. Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, and Kenny Chesney, (just to name a few of the "Hotties"), can put their boots under my bed any old time. :)) Dixie Chicks are a nice blend of Blue Grass and Country/Rock. Who would of thought that Bon Jovi and the lead singer for Sugarland would have a hit on BOTH Country and Pop/Rock radio stations. The times they are a changing......

Name: Cliff Hitchcock ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 12:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Van Nuys, Ca.
Message: I'm with Wade, I too grew up on country music since my family was transplanted "dust bowlers" from Oklahoma. In our home it was Buck Owens, Kitty Wells, Bobby Bare and even a lot of Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family. I learned to play the guitar to this music and still can play it today. However, I kept this from most everybody cause at 15,16,17 it wasn't the "in" thing to like. I never really developed a taste for any kind of hard rock because of these country roots. Ernest Tubb didn't mix too well with Led Zepplin.
Do any of you remember the song "All American Boy" by Bill Parsons? It was really done by Bobby Bare.

Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 12:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Garden Grove, Ca
No E-mail
Message: When I grew up in the 50's there was only one TV per household so it was always family viewing. The parents chose the evening shows we watched. They always watched the country music shows and I really liked them too. We listened to a wider variety of music than a lot of kids today and I had favorites in most genres -except maybe heavy classical. Heavy metal and Rap didn't exist then (thank goodness). There were a lot of county music shows then as has previously been mentioned. I still love some of that old country music -especially Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison. Todays Country music is a long way from the old stuff. My kids always hated it all. My oldest grandaughter has taken a liking to it- but not the old twangy stuff. Hee Haw was probably the last show on that was real country. Those old shows were entertaining and fun to watch.

Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 9:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
City & State: Lawndale, CA
Message: Jerry Miles, I really enjoyed Nostalgial #4. I love that Beach Boys song and remembered most of those places and good times. I remember as a little kid going to Light House with the whole family when the burgers were 7 for a dollar. Any chance you could end one of your Nostalgial sets with a guy?...In the spirit of equality We won't jump to conclusions about you.
John, I hope you will repeat the whole set.
Hi Sharon, Getting lots of email about the Nostalgia sets....all positive. We've still got a couple more to go yet, before repeating them. Thanks for the comments and Jerry, please do NOT use my rear end.

Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 7:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Country Music, My brother and sisters and I grew up on Country Music. The Grand Ole Opry was on every Saturday, KZLA was on every station in the house. When Ray Charles country album came out, along with the four and eight tracks, it was heard everyday for years. Floyd Krammer's piano, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Porter Wagner, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubbs, Connie Francis, Flatts & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Chet Atkins, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Tex Ritter, and the list goes on. As I grew up and moved around the country, Willie and Waylon, David Alan Coe, Rusty Weir, Jerry Jeff Walker, Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, filled the album collection. The CM artists I listen to today are Rascel Flats, Alan Jackson and Toby Keith. A good blend of old and progressive. I also have four pairs of boots that feel like like slippers when I slide my feet into them.
Spoken like the true OK offspring that you are, Wade. How could you and Kirk possibly have grown up with any other musical background. Some classic country artists listed there, boy.

Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 6:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece
Message: What about Spade Cooley - Lotta Chatter, Molly Bee, Dick Lane, etc? Ours was a real country music house in Hawthorne. My dad won the Country Music Award in 1956 for writing the best song. It was called My Lips Are Sealed and was first recorded by Jim Reeves. Back in the late forties - early fifties my father recorded one of his own songs called Wine Women and Pink Elephants, kind of up-beat country. In 1958 we got a nice load of back royalties. Apparently his song had been on the top ten country chart in England in the early fifties. Since the record label had gone out of business they had to hunt my father down to give him his money. So, Hawthorne was a country town, too. Take care Cougars, Jim Peppers
PLUS Jim, Sherry, and Sandy's dad was also on the label of one of my favorite Elvis records "I Was The One." Kind of a cross-over Country record. Thanks Jim for being from Hawthorne. Like you had a lot of say in it.

Name: Sharon MacDonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 11, 2006, 5:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX
Message: I remember sitting with my grandmother watching the Ed Sullivan Show and she would critique all the singers - most got good reviews from her, except for opera singers (she called them "spaghetti garglers"). In the 50's and 60's there were a few TV shows featuring country singers - the one I remember was Eddie Zack. For me the 50's and 60's was all about folk music and Irish music. Still favor Irish folk music and country - real country - music. If you get RFD-TV on satellite or cable, they air some of the older country music shows.
Old like Cliffy Stone? Now that was my grandparent's favorite country show. Thanks Sharon....

Name: Tom Chadwick ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 10, 2006, 1:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Cheeeez-wick
Class: 1972
City & State: Templeton, Ca
Message: My favorite 50's & 60's country singer was Marty Robbins. Some of his other styles were pop & rock, but I think his ballads were the best. "Sixties and Seventies Rock Rules." TC
Hey Tom, I liked Marty Robbins too. Ribbon of Darkness was my favorite.

Name: Pat Underwood ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 10, 2006, 1:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Hawthorne, calif.
Message: I was a ?Country Joe and the Fish? and a ?Creedence Clearwater? kind of guy during the 60?s and 70?s. I couldn?t stand country music when I was younger. As the years moved on, my old ears could no longer take the loud pounding (my son plays lead guitar in a band). So when I hear country music now days it doesn?t sound too bad, especially if Carrie Underwood sings it. LOL.
John I started to reread the feedback pages from page one again and I?m up to page 21. I couldn?t believe what Olivia Harrison said about her and George?s privacy. It?s like: ?I?m famous and I don?t need you.? We need you John, you keep us in touch.
I for one think your site (Cougartown) is the best high school site in America. Type into Google anything that deals with the 60?s and it?s like a good USC game, it slam dunks you into ?Cougartown? every time. That says a great deal about the site dedicated to Hawthorne?s Alumni, if Google doesn?t know, it tells you to ask John Baker.
I'll have to go back to Olivia's post. I forgot what that was all about. Thank Pat for the nice thoughts.

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 10, 2006, 10:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Hey John, I have a music question for everyone. Growing up I liked alot of different types of Music, even Country Music. What was it like in the 50's & 60's to like Country & Western ? Did your die hard Rock & Roll friends give you a hard time ? My son does not like it when I play Country Music when he is in the car with me. But for my old teammate Dan Johnson, don't worry I will never stop listening to Pink Floyd !
I don't know about anyone else, but 50s Country Music consisted the likes of Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, and a few others who didn't get it for me. Songs like "Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette" and "I Dreamed I Was There In Hill Billy Heaven" weren't on our playlist. I listen to contemporary country once in a while. Anyone else have any early country music thoughts?

Name: Dewey Storie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 9, 2006, 2:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Chandler,AZ
Message: Neal .. I am sure that if we could get the B & V girls to chime in here on this topic we would all be laughing our asterisks off

Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 9, 2006, 2:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview FLORIDA
Message: Dewey --T.P. You are making me laugh - Thanks for the photo post- My Aunt Barbara Edgett - was the "girls" Physical Ed.-PE coach -& Drill Team Super- at San Berdo High School- I lost count of how mant times their yard got TeePEE-ed! Yes John , it was always done in "love" by the girls after they would win a Drill Competition , to show Coach Edgett they "REALLY" loved her! Thanks again for the great flash back... Neil Orange Peel

Name: Susan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 9, 2006, 10:09 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: Cougar Sightings! Last night we attended the wedding of the oldest son of Dennis Johnson '71 and Laurie Keahey Johnson '73. (It was wonderful!) Our reception tablemates were Dennis "Mammal" Campbell and his lovely wife Eileen '61, and Roger? '69 and wife Rena (Morningside '69), and we had a blast! Also saw Gary Shambaugh '71, Dave Sayad and wife Pam '71, Billy Johnson '74 and his wife Julie, Dennis' older sister Paula Johnson, I think class of '69?, and Laurie's sisters Sharon 70? and Janet '80?. It was Cougar heaven. I'll be posting pictures of all listed above. Everybody looks wonderful, was great fun and I think I may have wangled an invitation to the Campbell's annual Halloween Cougar party - whoohoo! Where shall I send the pics JB? BTW, congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Michael Johnson - we wish you a long and happy life and marriage! (and a pile of grandkids for Dennis and Laurie!)
Hey Sue, Great sighting. Happy marriage to the happy couple. LOVE those Cougar sightings....
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