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Name: Mare ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 19, 2006, 11:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
Message: Happy Birthday Jim Many Blessings & every happiness Happy Birthday Jim.....Jim who?.....Mare who?

Name: Linda Reynolds ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 19, 2006, 10:34 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jones
Class: 1962
City & State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Hello fellow Class of 62ers!
We are in the process of organizing a "Class of 62 at 62" Reunion. We would like to get an idea of how many of you will be attending. Please email me at to let me know and also if you would be bringing a guest. Put in the subject line "Reunion".
As of now, it will be in August and will be in the South Bay area. We're hoping you ALL will attend. Thanks.
Linda Jones Reynolds
Thanks Linda.....

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 19, 2006, 8:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: To all below who've started the process of signing into the Info System. Please finish the process or email me as to what the problem is, and I'll try to help on this end. Just trying to keep this list from growing.
Thanks Cougs,

1961 Mike Mecey
1962 Steve Emmick
1962 Bob Gross
1962 Bob Holmes
1962 Janet Humphreys Burkett
1962 Liber
1962 John Mitchell
1962 Carol Moody DeWald
1962 Ellen Powell Coppage
1962 Joyce Sams Krcmarik
1965 Bill Cusac
1969 Rene Ruyter
1969 Bill Sloey
1970 Kathy Peterson Downer
1973 Dori Gestone Giuliano
1975 Zouhair Itani
1980 Karen Gindlesperger McGrath
1985 Williams

Name: Ron Dickson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 18, 2006, 8:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Norco,Ca.
Message: Hey Lillian/John,Those two unknowns were Pat Williams/69 and myself.
Hey thanks Ron for fessin' up and thanks too for leaving the note.

Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 18, 2006, 4:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Tucson, AZ
Message: Jim Clairmont you ol' dog. I remember in Mr. Edwards' senior problems class when you stated rather matter-of-factly that you'd be a millionaire by the time you were 25. Were you?
Does anyone know whatever became of Mr. Don Claydon teacher at Hawthorne Intermediate?

Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 18, 2006, 10:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Belmont Shore
Message: Cougar golfers we have the player lists settled and are ready to grip it and rip it. Remember to be there early and be ready at 10am. For those of you who want to come by and visit I would suggest getting there around 2pm as the first foursomes should be finishing up by then. We would like to encourage anyone who is interested to stop by Gaetanos tomorrow evening between 5:30 and 6:30pm to kick off the golf tournament weekend with old friends. Its going to be a blast and thanks to everyone who has made this our biggest turnout yet.
See you all tomorrow night, Bud

Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 18, 2006, 10:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Attention C-Town tournament golfers. I need to know who the foursomes are. Please email me and let me know as soon as possible. Thank you.

Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 18, 2006, 10:03 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
City & State: Havasu Lake, CA
Message: Cougar "sighting" kinda sorta - a couple of months ago some HHS people left a "hello" at our little local store - they asked if a Lillian Parra lived here; she doesn't know us but we know her from the FEEDBACK page and to please say hello for them - they didn't leave any names - I thought that was pretty darn neat:-)
Hey Lillian, well that might be stretching the Cougar SIGHTING a bit but we'll count it, and thanks to whoever left the message...

Name: Sheree ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 18, 2006, 9:30 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Valdosta, friggin GA
Message: So can the class of '75 go to the multi class reunion?

Name: Janet Reeves ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 18, 2006, 8:24 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Hardy
Class: 1974
City & State: Prescott, AZ
Message: For those of you who knew my brother "Gary Hardy" class of '70, he sadly passed away Sunday morning (Mother's Day).
Hi Janet, Thanks for letting all of Gary's friends know and very sorry for your loss.

Name: Barbara ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 18, 2006, 7:33 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Duran
Class: 1972
City & State: El Segundo, CA
Message: I had a "sort of" Cougar sighting last week. I ran into my 6th grade teacher, Susie Bell. She is still just as pretty and lively as ever. When I wrote down my phone number for her, she shook her head and sadly said "Oh Barbie, still that same old handwriting!".
NOW THAT'S FUNNY!!! Thanks Barbara....

Name: Carl ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 18, 2006, 5:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Hi everyone! The Multi-Class Reunion for the classes of 68-74 planned for September 30th is generating several emails asking who is coming, and where to stay. The event will be at the old Red Onion location in Redondo Beach, now called The Harbor Drive Lounge. This location has not had a reunion of this size before, so we are hammering out the final food menu and other details. As I have posted before, the committee is doing everything for this event themselves, rather that using a reunion company in an effort to keep the costs down. The ticket prices will increase as we get closer to the event. Space is limited at this venue and there will be no tickets sold at the door. Please get your tickets early! I plan to create a "Who's Coming page in the next few weeks. There are three Hotels close to The Harbor Drive Lounge, and they are all linked to from the "On Line Mailer" page on our More updates to follow----Carl

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 17, 2006, 10:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: My dad always said I had a hole in my head.
Hey Keith, Dad's are always correct.

Name: Aleen & Frank Effler ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 17, 2006, 9:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Irvine, Ca.
No E-mail
Message: Hi Hawthorne kids: Just wanted to wish our "three" sons the best of luck in the golf tourney. (Skip, Mike and Geno) Hope they can win this one for the Ole" Man !!!!
As a parent, love to read what all you kids are doing. Yep, sorry, to call you kids, but so you are to us ole' folk. Wouldn't it be great to turn the clock back? Want to Thank the Bierman Girls for all their kindness to us. Hello to all the one who remember us.
Love, Luck and Happiness from the Effler Household
Hey Efflers, thanks for the shout and I'm SURE the Effler "kids" will do fine this weekend. They haven't missed yet in the Ctown Golf Tournament, have they?

Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 17, 2006, 7:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview, Fl
Message: Robin I am sure glad you spelled! ROFLMBO

Name: Jim Clairmont ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 17, 2006, 7:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Northridge, Ca
Message: Bruce George e-mailed me today and reminded me of the time Terry Trefz and I put a 327 engine in his 55 Chevy for him. (Bruce wasn't very mechanically inclined.) Anyway Terry said lets put a bunch of parts in a box and tell Bruce we had them left over and didn't know where the went. Bruce just about had a heart attack.
The ol' "put the extra parts in a box" trick. It works every time. Thanks Jim....

Name: carole ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 17, 2006, 3:54 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Anderson
Class: 1960
City & State: Lake Isabella, CA
Message: John, I lived on Eucalyptus between El Segundo and Broadway. there was a house on the corner on Broadway and Eucalyptus that had a large sinkhole in the back yard. My dad told us kids that it was a old unused cess pool that had not been filled in properly. Lots of older homes in Hawthorne were on septic tanks until mains were put in. carole
Hi Carole, Thanks, and to all others on this subject, we have it established that sink holes were in Hawthorne and were cesspools, outhouse holes, or caved in septic tank systems of some sort. Not only is this the big topic on the feedback page, but I've received several emails on what a cesspool is/was and how sink holes came from them. Thank God for the Hawthorne Sewer Line and the Hyperion Plant.

Name: Robin Kacena ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 17, 2006, 3:21 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kacena
Class: 1978
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Regarding those holes showing up in backyards, I have lived for over 35 years on 118th Place east of Prairie, they are called "cesspools", a sink hole used for waste materials. Ours caved in 2 or 3 times when we were kids, had to have it re-capped and filled in with new dirt. These were used many, many years ago.

Name: Bruce McMeans Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 17, 2006, 3:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Cathlamet Wa
Message: Harry Plotkin checked in last night.GOD WHAT A MEMORY! (HARRY I'll email you an update as soon as I brush away the cobwebs) Mrs. Charlie Cozby(HHS69) Bonnie (Simmons HHS71) also checked in from Ocean Beach Wa. will meet them tomorrow in Ilwaco Wa. to watch the Tall Ships come in.(LADY WASHINGTON & HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAN) Anyone remember a green car in the HHS parking lot (late 50s) with THE GREEN DOOR (Jim Lowe 1956) painted on the gas filler door and when you opened the door you were greeted by a dismembered hand flipping you the bone? In the mail today I got my copy of the Hawthorne book by Dixon & Roberts. Cool stuff check it out! DIG YOU CAT'S LATER. BRUCE

Name: Ray ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 17, 2006, 2:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Fayetteville, Ga
Message: Alan, There are sticks in Parker? I thought it was just rocks and sand (earthtones)!!! Ray

Name: Norma Jean Leonard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 16, 2006, 7:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Hi John, I don't want to use CT Feedback for posting, but a reminder that the Hawthorne PD K-9 Bar-B-Que is this Thursday May 18th at the Memorial Center. These fine K-9's certainly have a Hawthorne history and I know that one or two of these four-legged officers have made the trip to HHS in the wee hours of the night, so they certainly have their ties to Cougartown. Thanks.
Yep, I guess they do. Thanks Norma Jean....

Name: Alan ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 16, 2006, 7:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: That's OK, Ray. I was looking up and didn't see your plane either. And John. Are you implying that my house is on wheels? I may live in the sticks but rest assured, my house is firmly grounded. Just 'cause I happen to have a couple of Bloodhounds laying around, don't mean I'm related to Leroy.
No, Alan, I wasn't implying your house was on wheels. Unless you call a camper in the back of a 47 Studebaker pickup......"On WHEELS"

Name: Jim Clairmont ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 16, 2006, 7:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Northridge, Ca
Message: Just read some of the "feedback" and it brought back a lot of memories. Mike (Shay) I guess I probably was pretty annoying, but that 58 was fast. Really loved that car... Terry Trefz has some great stories about it. Right now I have a Outlaw 41 Willys with a 470 HP 502. Way too fast and a very short wheel base.
Hey Jim, I remember your Black 58 Chevy. Thanks for checking in and letting all your friends know you're out there. Add yourself to our list too and come on back anytime.

Name: Michael ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 16, 2006, 6:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Golden, Colorado
Message: Just a quick note: The land at my Uncle Phil's house (at 5400 W. 118th St.-Isis & 118th) also began to develop 'sink holes' in the backyard, in the 1990's. Seems like this may indeed be affecting a large part of the Hawthorne area-and beyond. I really wonder what is causing this to happen. Perhaps a Coug who is well versed in Hawthorne's history can tell us something. BTW, Phil's dad-my grandad-also worked at North American. His name was William 'Red' Jones. Mike

Name: KATHY DOWNER ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 16, 2006, 2:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peterson
Class: 1970
City & State: MARIETTA, OHIO
Message: Speaking of old addresses, before we moved to 129th St., I lived in Lennox. The house I lived in (Condon Ave.) is now under the new fwy. I wonder if anyone found the time capsule we buried there in the yard? It was made out of acrylic and it was probably 1961? My dad worked at North American and he made the special box for us. Does anyone else @ Cougartown remember burying time capsules? John- keep up the good work. Thanks.
Thanks Kathy...

Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 16, 2006, 2:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: The Shore
Message: Thank you to all for getting your checks in on time for next weeks 3rd annual Cougartown Classic. We will have the largest turnout by far this year !!!! Please note all you golfers we will be putting club face to ball at 10am sharp! So be ready and be on time. Wade and I will be there early so come out early, have a cup of coffee with us and hit the driving range.
Thanks, Your C-Town Golf Committee
Thanks Bud....