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Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 11, 2006, 8:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Another Cougar sighting! Today,(5/11) I watched Dennis Gonsalves, class of '75 coach his Peninsula High (formerly Rolling Hills) baseball team. Dennis is head coach and interestingly his team was playing West Torrance where his son Nick plays varsity baseball. Is anyone else from HHS coaching high school sports? I know Mike Whit(HHS 82) is head football coach at Leuzinger and Frank Paletta(HHS76) coaches girls soccer and basketball at Moorpark high school and I coach the pole vault at West Torrance. Anyone else out there coaching? Sound off Cougars!
Cindy W. how are the class of 76 Senior Pics coming?

Name: Lisa ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 11, 2006, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Ramona, CA
Happy Birthday, Bart....and Lisa, if you need help with the new system, please ask....

Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 11, 2006, 3:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview, Fl
Message: El Molino - My 2 cents I always just equated it to mean literally THE OLD GRIND STONE ! Like...These 4 years are a real "grind" ....I just figured someone had given the yearbooka name that summed up the whole concept of high school! ROFLMBO....

Name: Polly Martens ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 11, 2006, 10:19 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Beach
Class: 1974
City & State: Wiseburn, CA
Message: Hi, it's been a while since I checked in. I didn't know how else to do this quickly. And the notice in the paper got my Mothers name wrong. My Mother Nettie Jane Beach, passed away yesterday after a long illness. Now, you are wondering why I am posting this. The reason is, my parents have been active with youth organizations since we moved to Hawthorne, back in the 60's. Too many to list here. My Mother spent a lot of hours helping and supporting young people in Hawthorne. So I am trying to get the word out so that all that knew her at one time or another will know where the memorial will be held at. It will be held at Green Hills, in PV this Saturday at 1PM. We will also have a small reception afterwards. I hope that everyone that had the privilege to know my Mom, will attend. Thank you for letting me post this.
Sincerely, Polly (Beach) Martens
Hi Polly, I'm sure lots of people, here, remember your mother. Thanks for posting it and my condolences to you and your family.

Name: Mike ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 11, 2006, 7:05 am - HHS Time
City & State: Golden, Colorado
Message: Hey Keith, First of all, thanks A LOT for the tip on the 'Zillow' website! I, too, have used it to look up 'old' houses where I used to live. I even looked up my friend's 'old' houses. It also gave me a good idea on how much they want for a house here in Golden, CO that I'm interested in. Secondly; Dude, you were on DYNASTY the TV series? I'd had no idea. I rarely watched the show (sorry), it just wasn't my kind of program (neither was Dallas-or The Dukes of Hazard for that matter). But if you Keith, a Coug, was in it I might take a second look at the re-runs! Did they invite you to be in the 'Reunion' that I heard about (but, of course, didn't watch)? I hope you're still getting residuals from that show, Keith-they made good money from it in the '80s! Later, MJL (my legal name today-since 1993-is Michael Jay London, no longer Larry Baglin)
Hey Larry, I can tell you are a NEWCOMER to this site.

Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 11, 2006, 6:02 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, Cal
Message: Cougar golfers, Bud and I need your green fees for the Cougar Classic. If you are interested in playing send them ASAP. (Check address up top in Feedback). I want to extend an invite to Dori (Gestone)Giuliano's restaurant, "Gaetano's", next Friday night, 6PM for all Cougar Alumni. Gaetano's is on the Northwest corner of Crenshaw and PCH in Torrance. Dori,(HHS Class of '73) is welcoming all who enjoy great Italian Dishes, fine wines, music, good friends, and an evening of remembering!! See you there and on Saturday at the golf tourney. Sloey Brothers send your money, not Corn Husks!!!
Thanks Wade...

Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 10, 2006, 10:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Garden Grove, Ca
No E-mail
Message: The site that Keith Jones mentioned is really cool. I had already found that one. It is a satellite site. I looked up all my old homes in the area. You can click on the property then access two views. The second view lets you turn the picture four ways so you can see the front and back and side of the property. I checked out Hawthorne High. Some of the pics show the old Senior Square. There are so many more buildings than when I went there. I still can't get over the freeway. It disected my old neighborhood at Imperial and Prairie everything familiar is just gone.

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 10, 2006, 9:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: I heard that saying "mill" used when I was on Dynasty. The line used was You're going to hear this through the Rumor Mill. I didn't know what it meant so I asked instead of saying my line.

Name: Marla ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 10, 2006, 8:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Crane
Class: 1975
City & State: Oroville,CA
Message: Hey Keith, thanks for the hot tip on I'm trying to sell my home here and want to move to Corvallis,OR. That site has given me some helpful info. Aloha.

Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 10, 2006, 6:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
City & State: Lawndale, CA
Message: I think 'the mill' is to symbolize the process of school. Wheat is ground into flour to make it usable. School is to train us and help us develop into something usable. Sometimes it feels like a real 'grind' but the outcome can be worth it.
There you go, what she said.....Thanks Sharon, for the dues too....

Name: Mike (Larry) ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 10, 2006, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Golden, Colorado
Message: Dear Britt, 'El Molino' (in Spanish) simply means 'The Mill' (in English). Was there ever a mill near HHS? Anyway, you're welcome.
Thank you Mike Larry, No mill in Hawthorne, but as I recall The Mill referred to the "Scholastic Mill" of schooling. BTW, The first HHS yearbook was called the Ephebian [Latin ephebus, early manhood] in 52-53. The El Molino was introduced in 1954

Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 10, 2006, 4:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: yup
Class: 1978
City & State: San Marcos CA
Message: There is also a 1981 El Molino, (what does that mean?) listed on Ebay heres a clip of the description... 1981 Hawthorne High school Yearbook . Hawthorne, California . Formally belonged to Tina Walker, may contain the normal signatures and writing It said that it is from the sale of her estate. I hope we haven't lost another coug, I'm voting for JB, as King Cougar! for another year!
Thanks Britt....and then what??

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 10, 2006, 2:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Happy 50th Terry! I think you might have the most popular name of HHS. There were two in my class alone, Terri and Theresa.

Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 10, 2006, 2:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
No E-mail
Message: Yesterday Shannon Qualls posted that her grandmother went to Hawthorne, name Lynda Oche. The name was familiar. There was a Lynda Oesch in the class of 1955 and a Judy Oesch in class of 54, pronounced Ash. I remember Judy being one of our star singers in high school.
This is Lynda Oesch HHS55

Name: Kell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 10, 2006, 9:18 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Englewood, OR
Message: Happy 50 to my friend Terry Smith aka The Duck...She was very ill a few years back we didn't know if she would make 50....but she did!!!!!!! Happy Happy Birthday Terry Love Kell
Happy Bday, Terry...

Name: Dennis Rigdon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 10, 2006, 1:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Dana Point, CA
Message: Hey my dad is in town from Maui and I was telling him about all you old koots. He said he might know some of you from Ascot and racing scrambles. Possibly from the slot car track. Anyway his name is Tom Rigdon he went to Inglewood. He married my mom (Joy) Lillian Reel who went to Mira Costa c/o 59
There you go, you old Koots. Anyone rob a Stagecoach with Dennis' dad?

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 9, 2006, 9:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: This is a cool website. Just type in any address and see a map and all the details including current market value with pictures. Really cool

Name: shannon qualls ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 9, 2006, 5:24 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: qualls
Class: 2008
City & State: Lovelock, NV
Message: hi my name is shannon and my gradmother went to hawthorne high my father and aunts and uncles my brothers and sisters and yea even me......i have had 3 generations of cougars go through that school....i moved before i could graduate but i thin that the school needs a change...the way it looked it the 50s and 60s and even the 70s is way better then the way it looks now....senior square is really no more and the benches they had us sitting on were horrid but i think that the school could once again look beautiul with the help of the cougar generations before us. and also i would like to know if you have any pics of my gradmothers senior pic......her name was lynda oche now lynda steffer and i have none of her as a high school senior so if you would please send one to me. thank you and much love.....
shannon rebecca rose qualls
Hi Shannon, Let me know what year she graduated and I'll see if I can find her.

Name: Skip Effler ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 9, 2006, 5:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Newbury Park, CA
Message: Susan Bierman '74 : Thanks for the kind words about my parents. I would have never guessed growing up that my father would become one of my very best friends. My Mother's love and commitment to her family continues to amaze me ... and she makes the best damn banana cake on the planet. Skip

Name: Jim Crowell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 9, 2006, 4:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Brownsburg, IND
Message: greetings... My name is Jim Crowell... I lived in Holly Glen from 1954 to 2003, 50 years all told. I attended St Joseph Grade School, and then Serra High in Gardena, class of 70. Went to Loyola U, and did some student teaching at Hawthorne High in 1974-1975, along with Lennox and Mira Costa. John Carter was my master teacher, later became principal at Hawthorne. Became a science teacher at Serra, finally principal there from 1989 to 1993... moved on to Bosco High in Bellflower for the next ten years as science department chairman.
Almost became superintendent of the Centinela District, but politics blew the other way... that's life.
Represented the city of Hawthorne and also served as Chairman of the Los Angeles Airport Advisory Board in 1991.
My father, Dwight Crowell, delivered mail to the Beach Boys when they were over by the Hawthorne Airport.
In 2003, moved to a small town west of Indianapolis. In case any of the people I grew up with would like to contact me.
Thank you for your kindness. Jim Crowell
Hey Jim, Thanks so much for making yourself known to your friends and students. I'm sure you'll be getting some email. Please add to the page at anytime and thanks again.

Name: Bob Milazzo ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 9, 2006, 6:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Bakersfield,Ca
Message: Cougar sighting in Laughlin at the 24th annual Motorcycle River Run. Hooked up with Mel Bentley "Class of 60"
Talked about old times and did a little riding with 75000 other "Old Bikers".
Hey Bob, Thanks for that, as Mel was one of the "good guys" at HHS. Hope you had a fun weekend.

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 9, 2006, 5:17 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire
Message: May I wish my mom, Judy Swain, a Happy Birthday, too? She's not a computer person, but Jerry shares a lot of Cougartown with her. She's 79 today!
Happy Birthday Judy....

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 8, 2006, 10:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Was wondering if anyone has heard from Dawn Haynes. She was absolutely one of the prettiest girls ever at HHS. Simply stunning. Wonder what she is doing nowadays.

Name: Dawn Moffett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 8, 2006, 6:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Koch
Class: 1978
City & State: Simi Valley, Ca
Message: This one is for you John - I haven't had much time over the last few years to check in but I just filled out the database info and it couldn't have been easier! Didn't even take me 5 minutes. In fact the longest part in the process was going back to my email to pick up my password and id. I've worked with lots of databases and yours is great! Good Job! Thanks for getting and keeping us all together. I'll hope to have time after graduation this coming Saturday to send you my long overdue dues and do silly things like clean my house, do laundry, remember what my kids look like - you know the important stuff. I may have degrees from Cal Lutheran University but I'll always be a Cougar! Have a great week everyone!
Hey Dawn, Congrats on the degree and thanks for the vote of confidence, It is appreciated.

Name: Patt ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 8, 2006, 6:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Prewitt
Class: 1965
City & State: Lancster,S.C.
Message: John, I want you to know how much I appreciate all of the HARD work you have done to keep all of the HHS attendee's up to date on our BELOVED HHS! Do not let the "doubting Thomas's" deter you from all the good works you are doing.
God Bless You and your hard work!
Hi Patt, and thanks for that but this "ain't rocket science" we're doing here, just trying to keep the wagons circled. Thanks again...