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Name: Janet ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 29, 2006, 12:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hardy
Class: 1974
City & State: Prescott, AZ
Message: I use to live right across the street from York School on 118th st. I do remember just east of the cafeteria there was an old building (not being used anymore) that looked like an old school house. I assumed that was being used before they added on the building for the 4th grade classrooms.
Could be, thanks Janet....

Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 29, 2006, 7:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: I just read the two clips attached to Neil Larson's post re: Tim Dicus. Very impressive act of courage on your part Tim. Your efforts were of the highest act of heroism, congratulations on your award. Totally deserved!

Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 28, 2006, 11:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: Thanks to Jerry Miles for the old plan of York Ave. The Auditorium was my old 6th grade classroom. I can remember going to PTA meetings in that room. The school would have only been about 20 years old when I first went there. It sure seemed older than that. There were two wings added by then, one on each side of the school and seemed so much newer than the original building. Mrs. Roach was my 6th grade teacher and she followed me to Hawthorne Intermediate for 7th grade. I remember that school so well including the gravely dirt playground on the north side. I probably had many a skinned knee from that rough ground. I can still remember swinging on the bar on one knee and playing tetherball. There was one boy that played a little to rough for me but I wanted to beat him at tetherball soooo bad that I kept trying. Boy did I get sore hands and got the rope wrapped around my arm more than once. I saw my first film on sex education in that school. It wasn't much, mostly talk about puberty and drawings of the female and male anatomy. Boys and girls saw the films seperately and a lot of snickering went on afterward. Funny the things that stick in your mind.
I remember those sex films at Intermediate. MAANN!! That one took me back. I wonder if they notified our parents?

Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 28, 2006, 5:43 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Tim Dicus, you are a true hero. I am so impressed! I don't have the courage to do what you did. I don't know why we didn't hear about this before. Kirk, happy birthday! Hope you don't let a little wildfire keep you away on Aug 19; Cindy, Gloria and I will be in a huddle laughing at Gloria's jokes! I am SO looking forward to this reunion! Come on folks, we ain't gettin' any younger! Ticket sales are now open to ALL classes and schools, we've even got kids from Lawndale HS (Dana Jr High) coming. Send in your rsvp or email me and I'll email it back to ya. Thanks for all the detail on York school, it brings back many fond memories. Sue and I visited about a year ago; boy has it changed- 2 story buildings, fenced, gated and secured, I think almost all the grass is gone. Too bad. We spent HOURS running around those fields pretending we were wild horses!

Name: Cindy Whittaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 28, 2006, 3:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
City & State: Wichita Falls TX
Message: I'M going to the class of '76 reunion JUST to hear Gloria laughing WAY too loud! You always cracked me up Gloria! It will be great to see you and everyone else. Cause NONE of us has changed a BIT... right? right? Hope to see ALL of the class of '76 there!!! And you too MR. BAKER! Who also hasn't changed a bit. Still as goofy as they say you were at HHS... aincha John.
I'll be there too, and Mr. Baker was my father.....

Name: Connie Gaston ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 28, 2006, 3:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Hey Raymond. Yes, the "Cafetorium" at York had a stage. I remember singing on it with the choir. I was part of five girls who came forward and sang "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar. It was our moment of glory.

Name: Suzy ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 28, 2006, 9:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Beal
Class: 1972
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: In case nobody else has run across this item, I?d like to share a publication out there that exhaustively documents the surf era in the South Bay. Dumb Angel Magazine ? the all summer long issue: Not so much a magazine as a lavishly illustrated full color book, it?s full of goodies like a fold-out surf band ?family tree?, articles on Dick Dale, Arthur Lyman and Martin Denny, Duke Kahanamoku, Jan Berry, tiki culture and of course the Beach Boys. Talk about dedication, editor Brian Chidester has even given guided bus tours of Hawthorne, with a lunch stop at Chips! The editors are also holding a bitchen? film night in July about the early beatnik/coffee house scene in Venice at the Sponto Gallery ? plus live music from the Insect Surfers. I think the event is free: Anyway I thought nostalgic Cougars would want to check it out.
Aloha and kind regards, Suzy Beal Class of ?72
p.s., the ?great water heater launch of ?66? really did happen ? but I doubt anyone outside of 118th place, 118th street and Kornblum avenue would?ve heard about it. In those days we blew stuff up all the time and hardly anyone noticed. : )
Thanks Suzy, Very informative...

Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 28, 2006, 9:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crest'Tucky"Heights
Message: In the post from Tim Dicus below , our Cougar brother left out a small but important fact - Tim was awarded the 2006 Carnegie Heroism Medal for his selfless action a year ago --- Nice going Tim ! Go here and here
Thanks Neil....

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 28, 2006, 6:21 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Murfreesboro AR
No E-mail
Message: Our dear (1961) friend, Stephanie Hall Brito's sister, Bobbi, passed away yesterday afternoon. Her suffering ended peacefully. More information to follow. Please keep Steph and Bobbi's family in your thoughts and prayers.

Name: Mike Angle ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 28, 2006, 2:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Aloha, Oregon
Message: Regarding good ole York Avenue. My mom, like every other mom of that era, walked me from our house (the second door from the north west corner of Cedar and 118th street) the short four blocks to the "new" kindergarten building on the west side of York Ave at the far south end of the school property back in the fall of 1954. Here, I promptly fell in love for the first time with my new teacher and for the second time with Patty Hamlow. At that time, the kindergarten, first, second, and two of the third grade classes were on that side of York. One third grade class and all the rest including the cafeteria and main office and class rooms were all on the east side of York. The sign on the building directly accross Prairie from the school read "INTERCONTENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE". Never really knew what they made there. There was a small stage in the cafeteria. By small, I mean that it was narrow. About 10 or maybe 12 feet deep but as wide as the room was. The room wasn't very wide, now that I think about it, because the "tray return line" was made up of just two or three of those old, six foot, beige, folding tables and that took up almost half of the back of the cafeterias floor, just in front of the stage and next to the kitchen door and back exit doors. Ruth Kara's mom was one of the great cooks that made us lunch for most of the seven years I attended York. I had Mrs. Simpson in the second grade, Mrs. Wilkenson in the third (she passed on that year and we had a sub the rest of the year). Had Mrs. Yates in forth and MS. Graves in the 6th. About all I can remember from Kindergarten is that Elwood (Chuck) McCain and Patty Hamlow were in my class. The rest, except for the widening of Prairie and the B47(?) crash at the airport, was pretty much a blur. I remember the faces of my friends that died of leukemia but not their names. There were three. I remember Mrs. Wilkenson because she was such a grandmother type and loved us all so much. I remember Ms. Graves because she was, like Mrs. Yates, not much taller than I was and she was CUTE. Everybody that had Mrs. Yates remembers her because she, like Mrs. Wilkenson, loved us all so much. Somebody else help me out here...there are other things like the green picnic tables on the east side of the cafeteria for the pb&j bunch...Nickel ice cream bars...quarter lunches...nickel milk...and the north side playground bordered by 118th and Prairie that was brown dirt and gravel and that a carnival was held on it until grass was planted. I think that was like spring of 1958...
I had the "grandmother type" Mrs Wilkinson at Hawthorne Christian in 1951 for first grade. Her daughter, another Miss Wilkinson, also taught at Hawthorne Christian.

Name: Linda ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 27, 2006, 9:54 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Dawson
Class: 1969
City & State: Kansas City, MO
Message: I want to wish my brother Steve Kristof a Very Happy Birthday one day late. We're not getting older, just better and smarter every day! Hi to everyone in Cougartown from Kansas City!
Hi Linda, and Happy Birthday Steve. Check in once in a while Steve and let us know what's going on.

Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 27, 2006, 8:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Gig Harbor, WA
Message: Don't remember if I sent dues for this year - so "just in case" check is in snail mail....Class of '65 appears to be missing a few alumni joining in ..... I enjoy reading the various memories - makes me wonder where I was while some of the events and other things were happening. Thank you for all of your hard work -
Hi Cheri, Thank you for the dues check. It is much appreciated.

Name: gloria ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 27, 2006, 7:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: valencia
Class: 1976
City & State: Henderson, NV
Message: COUGAR SIGHTING! I saw not one but TWO cougars yesterday! Both from the class of '76. I had a reunion of sorts. Sharon Bierman, John Achrem and I had dinner together with 7 others in our families. It had been, I believe, 2 weeks since my last sighting of Sharon! She hasn't changed a bit! I hadn't seen John is some 48 HOURS and he too, looked EXACTLY the same. I laughed, I cried, we talked about the reunion. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FUN! PALEEZE, everyone from the class of 1976, please send in your reservations. It's going to be great. According to John and Sharon, I haven't changed much either. Still laughing way TOO LOUD and mostly at my own jokes.
76ers, This is going to be a REAL fun gathering of Cougars and time is getting short. Get your ticket before some 77er buys it up, and you can'y get in.

Name: Chris ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 27, 2006, 6:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Fall
Class: 1971
City & State: Boyne
Message: Here you go John, RE The 1958 El Molino on Ebay. Just put this item number in the search box: 4653958218 . It is listed as a Beach Boy's yearbook. I found it by using the advanced search.
Thanks Chris

Name: Chris ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 26, 2006, 7:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Fall
Class: 1971
City & State: Boyne City, MI
Message: Hi, Just a notice in case anyone is interested, I just saw an El Molino from 1958 up for auction. It is in really bad shape, must have been in a flood, but thought I would mention it anyway just in case someone wanted to "rescue" it.
Hi Chris, Can you give the page? I can't find it.

Name: Dewey Storie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 26, 2006, 1:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Chandler,AZ
Message: Danny Fix Update: Danny has been moved back to the states, he is in an assisted living facility in Anaheim. From what my sister, Jensea tells me, any kind of communication from anyone is extremely helpful and fills up his life. His son Mike (Jason & Seagem?s Half Brother) is the one over seeing Danny?s welfare and will allow visitors unless it gets out of hand. He would love to hear from you...
Windsor Gardens
3415 W. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92804

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 26, 2006, 9:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Miles
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Cougar Mom sighting! I bumped into Dan & Mark Blumberg's mom (Nina) yesterday. She was also worked at Sepulveda School in the 70's. She hasn't changed much, and is as nice as ever. She sends hellos to anyone who remembers her!
Thanks Debbie....

Name: deano ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 26, 2006, 8:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: tustin,cal
Message: To Bonnie, I pray every night for our military and especially for our troops in Korea as I was there on the zone as we called it in the mid to late 60's and also for the troops in harms way all over the world.

Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 26, 2006, 6:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Want to wish my brother, Kirk c/o 76, a Happy Birthday. The fires must have destroyed the phone lines in CS. The Cougar Telegraph is alive and working, I hope you have a good one. Brother, Wade
Happy Birthday, Kirk....

Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 25, 2006, 4:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: Raymond Smith asked about York Ave.'s stage. I went there but I'm sure the buildings had been changed by the time he attended. My sixth grade class -class of '50 - was at the south end of the old - probably original - building. That room had a stage. It had originally been the kindergarten room. It had a real cloak room - coat closet for the very young - and restrooms with tiny sinks and toilets. Of course we couldn't use them, much too small. We didn't have an indoor cafeteria. You could buy food from a window and take it to the outdoor eating area. That building may have been gone by the '70's. It would be interesting to know just how old the original York Ave building was. The desks in that room were real turn of the century style with holes for ink wells and black wrought iron work for legs. Even we thought it was ancient.
I'd bet that the desks at York school were leftover from the rebuilding of Ballona Av (Washington School-mid 30s?). I know the new building on the west side was built for the 1950 kindergarten classes. I looked on a 1927 map of Hawthorne, and York wasn't there then. Maybe someone else knows when York school was erected.