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Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 18, 2006, 9:43 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
City & State: Lawndale, CA
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Message: I like both your ideas, Don and John. There should be a Senior Square. How about Coach Chauncey riding a Cougar....no Cougars are too small. How about a Cougar in a toga. Okay, somethings can't be compromised. How about a Cougar with water coming out of it's mouth and Coach Chauncey has it on a leash. ss


Name: Sharon MacDonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 18, 2006, 6:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, Texas
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Message: Senior Square was a different concept for me, as I had not encountered anything like it in the schools I attended prior to HHS. A statue of Ray Garza in a toga is an interesting mental picture. Does anyone from his Latin classes in the 60's remember spending time at lunch "acting" out a play in the original Latin?


Name: Sheree Klingenhagn ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 18, 2006, 6:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: California dreaming
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Message: So Keith Jones, you were my parents paperboy I guess as I lived on the street behind you, 137 Pl. I actually drove down the street I lived on not that long ago and thought it still locked pretty good. I also cruised by 125th St. in Del Aire where I spent the first 10 years of my life and thought that didn't look too bad either. Del Aire was my favorite park, loved to play caroms there.
I also remember the reading classes at Peter Burnette along with the square dance song "O Johnny O Johnny O" and dancing up at the 6th grade week long camping trip to the mountains.


Name: nick pappagiorgio ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 11:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: rusty
Class: 1975
City & State: LV, NV
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Message: Wait a minute John...I think Don D's on to something (or on something). I like the fountain idea, but I'm not crazy about the Ray Garza thing. I can think of plenty of '75. '76 and '77 Cougarettes I'd rather see in a toga!...and is it just me or does anyone else think Don D looks like Alan Alda? (or maybe I'm on something)
OK the fountain thing may be OK if it's not too ......uh.....flamboyant. Instead of Mr. Garza in a Toga, how about statues of Coach Chauncey and Coach Courtney in a watermelon seed spittin' contest.


Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 7:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: South Bay
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Message: Subject: Senior Square. I don't think it is necessary. I would rather see a beautiful roman fountain in the middle of the school with a plaza around it. Perhaps there can be a statue of Ray Garza (former Latin teacher) in a toga with an inscription of our school motto at the base of the fountain...:)
Well so much for serious talk about Senior Square.


Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 7:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
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Message: Dean's post about his visit to Hawthorne reminds me of the Pretenders' song, "My City Was Gone." It must be true, "you can never go home again!"


Name: Laura ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 6:07 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Rasch
Class: 1982
City & State: Austin, Texas
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Message: Thanks Laura Anderson for solving the mystery of The Ark. I feel the same way you do...can't remember what I ate for breakfast but I remember 6th grade like it was yesterday.


Name: Clark Millman~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 5:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Torrance, CA
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Message: Hey fellow Cougars, Are there any other HHS alumni who are disturbed by the demise of Senior Square? That was an important place on campus during my four years at HHS and last year with no fanfare at all it was bulldozed away to make room for the new cafeteria/faculty lounge. If anyone else has an inkling of concern, drop me an e-mail and I'll run my "Rebuild senior Square idea past you! It's not a matter of hanging on too tightly to the past, it is just trying to retain a little heritage and history! Clark Millman class president HHS class of 1976
Thanks Clark for a great subject, but instead of emailing Clark, let's talk about it here.
I was totally blown away at first by the announcement, but have mellowed. I talked with the present administration about it, and it seems the last few years (senior classes), no one cared about Senior Square. Actually Senior Square is supposed to be moved over between the Science building and the Shop buildings, but haven't heard anything about that lately. What do you think about the elimination of Senior Square? Let's hear it Cougs.


Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 2:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
City & State: Hemet, CA
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Message: Thanks Neil....you just confirmed what someone posted a bit back....I can't remember what I did last week but I can remember the name of that blasted movie some 28+ years ago....sigh....now where did I put my keys???


Name: Laura Wang ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 1:52 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Geele
Class: 1976
City & State: PVE, CA
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Message: This is a promotional advertisement for the class of 76's 30-year reunion (Sharon is paying me the big bucks to post this!). Remember 76 folks, ticket prices go up on May 1st, so send in your reservation form and check right now -- we're way less expensive than those tax checks you're writing out today, and lots more fun.
Our big day is August 19th, with a full weekend of activities planned. It's going to be great, and you won't want to miss out. In fact, John (thanks John!) is setting up a special Cruise Night that weekend -- but you can only attend if you come to the reunion (just kidding). But you know you don't want to miss the reunion party and weekend.
We hope to see all our classmates there!
There you go 76ers. It's time to "low ball" your class reunion ticket prices. Lots of time and money are expended on these events, UP FRONT. You know you're going to be there anyway, so why not pay now and help out your class reunion reps who are doing lots of work to get you all together? Do it today.....


Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 12:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview
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Message: I found the mystery film thanks to Laura A.-***ARK (1970) Go here for all the details.
Any Coug?s who work within the Wiseburn or other local school system please dig around in the multi media room and see if you can find a copy of this in a 16mm film can. After doing a bit of research it seems ARK is a much adored film from many peoples school days , I assume Mr. Forsberg made a small profit on selling copies of ARK to High Schools across America in the mid 70?s.
Thanks Neil....


Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 12:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
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Message: I'm like Dean, I have gone back to Holy Glen since I moved to Hawaii a few times. The park which really made our neighborhood is all but gone. I grew up on 137st directly in front of the huge grass area. I had a clear site of my putting green next to the library next to Cabrillo. I could watch the Middle League games mostly except for the handball court which I saw when montertous Tony Lococo hit a home run off of it when I was little. Don Smith School was right across the street. OUr weekend football games and over the line games were played 50' from my house. The horseshoe pits, the tot lot, basketball court, swimming pool, tether ball, being able to check out the Subs, Mubs and Lubs balls all gone. I figure Dana is still there. I Cabrillo and Peter Burnett. When I go back this summer I am going to drive down every street and recall memories. Cause I literally had memories on every street in Holy Glen. I had a Daily Breeze paper route from 135th to across Rosecrans to 149th. It was huge, in fact the biggest for any kid delivery the Daily Breeze. At one time it was 150. And I had to deliver I think it was the 25th or 50th anniversary paper that was so thick we couldn't fold them we had to hand deliver them to each door. We used my dads truck. That paper must have been 500 pages thick. As most of you know I love talking about the past.
Thanks to RonTreat I hooked up with one of my first infactuations Lindsay Castle. Thanks Ron. Remember the All-Star tournament up in Santa Maria for the Middle Leaugue World Series. It was the last year it was happening. I hit 10 more runs in 10 games and throw out the fastest high school runner in the state at second base. Man did we have fun back then. Ron, Terry, Pat and Rick were the best.


Name: Bob Melendrez ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 11:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Soon to be 90250
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Message: Having just read Dean?s post, I must agree with him; Holly Glen looks different than it did when we grew up there. There is a face in the mirror each morning that reminds me that I look different too. But, somewhere beneath the changeable surface beats the same heart, with the same concerns, the same passions. I too have spent some time recently in Holly Glen, and will soon be moving back there. I remember Dean?s house, and the little League practices held in the schoolyard just behind it. I remember the park, and all the great times spent there with my friends. I?ve retraced my old paper-route and tried to remember the names of my customers. After 35 years it takes a closer look to find the ?Old Hawthorne?. But it?s there, beneath the changeable surface...where the heart is.
Now THAT'S what I'm a sayin'... Thanks Bob and glad to have you back.


Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 9:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
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Message: Re: "Silent Running." Funny that this movie was mentioned. A fellow Centinela Valley Union High School District alumnus, Larry Whisenhunt was one of the robot drones in the film. He graduated from Lennox High in 1972 and we all hung out together in Hawthorne. He was profiled on "Real People" back around 1982-83. Unfortunately, he passed away of kidney cancer in 1989. He was a double-amputee and had to walk on his hands in the robot-drone costume in the film.


Name: Pat Underwood ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 9:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Hawthorne, Calif.
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Message: Here I sit all dazed and confused feeling like the old fart that I am. I woke up this morning and the wife is still asleep and my son is deep in slumber-land and I panicked. I jumped out of bed and yelled at the wife; ?We overslept.? and yelled at my son; ?Louie Louie Louie your late for school.? I know that sounds like an old song from our past, but I was up in arms about being late for school. Then my wife laid her hand on my shoulder and said; ?Relax old man it?s spring break?. I forgot all the bitchen things we did on spring break, like sleep in. Sorry son. I hope you all had a Happy Easter.
You remembered it all except the "spring break" thing.... It was Easter Vacation.


Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 8:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Oregon
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Message: My big brother, J.B. Schroeder, class of '64; Knight, Trackster, Cheer Meister and all around great human being, turns 60 today. I want to be just like him when I grow up.
Happy Bday JB. One of my teammates of the Hawthorne Little League Optimidgets. Have a great day....


Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 2:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Portland, OR
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Message: Hi Laura. I remember that film you were talking about. I think I seen it when I was at York Elementary school in the 4th grade. It has some sort of message about our todays recycling and clean air for the future. I remember the last part vividly where this man had to wear a gas mask outside anywhere he goes. The river was sooo polluted when he walked by it. He secretly own a greenhouse and somehow some people caught wind of it and when he was inside the greenhouse enjoying the only beauty on the planet the people in gas mask got on top of the greenhouse and started tapping on the glass with rocks. Soon enough the glass started breaking everywhere and this man was crying. I remember that last scene as it if was yesterday. But I can't recall the beginning.


Name: Carlton Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 17, 2006, 1:58 am - HHS Time
Maiden: OS-51993
Class: 1959
City & State: Orygon City Ore
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Message: John, is it okay to remind classmates to check the alumni lists of the year your friend graduated. They are often listed there along with their email address. It is exciting to see someone looking for a friend and all along it is on the site here and ya know they will renew a friendship soon. Thanks John.
Hey Carl, You are quite right. Remind away, and thanks.....


Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 16, 2006, 8:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
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Message: Not sure if I am late with this but I just found out one of our alumni is the current girlfriend of Paul Tuttle the owner of Orange County Choppers. Pretty cool that one our Cougars has captured someone on the East Coast


Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 16, 2006, 5:51 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
City & State: Hemet, CA
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Message: Hi Laura.....I remember seeing a movie like the one you described....was it called something like "Ark"??




Name: Patti ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 16, 2006, 4:33 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Gutierrez
Class: 1986
City & State: Henderson, Nevada
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Message: I'm looking for anyone who can help me get in contact with Margaret (Megan) Silveira from the class of 1979. We were neighbors in the 80's on 118th Place in Hawthorne. If anyone has contact with her, can you please let her know I'm looking for her. Thanks.


Name: Doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 16, 2006, 2:53 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, Idaho
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Message: HEY BAXTER! The name of the kid who got zapped by the train was RICHARD (Ricky) YOUNG. His accident occurred on Monday, July 12, 1954, so he was more than likely about 15 years old. He and I were in the same 7th and 8th grade classes, and I was so blown away by the accident that I noted the date on my jr. high group pictures. I don't remember him in high school, however.
Hope everyone's Easter is as special as IT is special!


Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 16, 2006, 10:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
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Message: I remember at Peter Burnett we had this machine that would project sentences up on a screen and we would read. It was to measure how many words per minute we read. Does anyone know what I'm talking about. We also square dancing lessons. We had the Olympics to. If I remember right it was a big thing. Cabrillo, Don Smith and Peter Burnett schools met and we had a mini Olympics. I also remember playing hop scotch every morning and sliding across those metal grates with my wing tips on with thumb tacks stuck on the bottom cause my mom wouldn't let me have taps.


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