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Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 22, 2006, 6:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: After getting stuck in traffic behind a gasoline truck I got to thinking, around 35 years ago some gasoline trucks had the word flammable and others had inflammable. I heard that they went to all flammable since some people misinterpreted the word inflammable as NOT flammable. Does anyone else remember this?

Name: Julie Blunt ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 22, 2006, 1:18 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Leeper
Class: 1987
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of my father's sudden passing. (Terry Leeper c/o 63) He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.I love you, Daddy.
Julie, This is truly a shock. Terry was a great friend since high school and will be sorely missed. Sincere condolences to you, Judy, and the rest of the family.

Name: Kim Begley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 21, 2006, 9:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Stembler
Class: 1973
City & State: Scotts Valley, CA
Message: Hey, Mr. Key, it's good to hear from you! Rest assured, the only motorcycle club I belong to is Bikers Against Child Abuse, B.A.C.A. My husband and I just got back from a trip through Colorado and New Mexico. If you're ever in Colorado, you must tour the "Million Dollar Highway", a 160 mile loop that goes through the towns of Telluride, Ouray & Silverton. Beautiful, whether you're on a motorcycle or in a car. I hope you're doing well and after supporting three kids through school, I can more fully appreciate all you did for us at Hawthorne High School.

Name: ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 21, 2006, 6:07 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jake60Jude61
Class: 2008
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: stories about SAMO....You Suck! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! :-)) Jake N Jude!
How about the HHS-14 Samo-12 story of 1959?

Name: Paco ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 21, 2006, 2:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: OS6-2378
Class: 1961
City & State: LF
Message: Had lunch the other day with Gary Bickers and "The Myk", great stories...all but the one about SAMO. Just got back from the beach, surfin' with the grand-grimmies, now off to PS for a week!!! You all have a great weekend! Don't forget your dues..
PACO, DO GO TOO!!! Everybody's outta town.

Name: Maria Fitzgerald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 21, 2006, 9:23 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Juaneza
Class: 1980
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: John, you'll be around. We're counting on you to keep us together. Besides, you have a lot of friends and they say friendship is one factor to living longer. 98?, easy!! Have a great weekend Cougs.
Thanks Maria....

Name: Dean Karels ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 21, 2006, 8:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: tustin
Message: Just a note of thanks to Sharon and King John for taking care of my screwup (can i say that) on a my t-shirt order and John, Sharon tells me I need to buy you a drink so the next time we all take our land yachts to Fosters I'll buy you both a malt. Does that count as a boat drink to quote one of the other C-towners?
Yes it does count and I'll be looking forward to it. Thanks Dean for the T's, the malt, and for just be a good Ctowner. See you on the 20th of August.

Name: Maria Fitzgerald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 21, 2006, 12:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance
No E-mail
Message: Hey John, since you are posting class of '62 turns 62, I expect you to post class of 80 turns 80, okay? It's only fair, right?
OK, If I'm still around when I'm 98, I'll post it....

Name: Maria Fitzgerald ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 20, 2006, 11:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Juaneza
Class: 1980
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Wow, I didn't know Coach T painted the tennis courts, how nice of him and he did a great job. My brothers and I spent countless hours playing in those courts. John, Dennis practiced hitting with the Girls team and I practiced hitting with the Guys team. You know why? Because it was more fun that way, nowhatimean? LOL.
Hi Maria, Yeah, I think I remember that part.

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 20, 2006, 4:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Hey John practicing with the girls team was a good work out, but not just for my backhand! LOL

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 20, 2006, 12:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Hi to All: Maria thanks for the kind words! Tennis was really a fun sport to play growing up in Hawthorne, you could always find a game somewhere. The HHS tennis programs owe alot to the Coaches/Teachers Like Mr. T & Mrs. Duffy & Ms. Likens. Coach T painted all the tennis courts on his own time during the summer. He was really cool he would take us to his tennis club and let us play there for free. Also, Mrs. Duffy let me workout with the Girls team that was a High Light of my HHS days. She also let me go along with them to a tennis camp down in San Diego during school hours. Now that was a nice road trip! I also would like to thank Mr. Keys, he would drive us in the school station wagon to our tennis matches. He was a nice guy, but he seemed kind of serious like he had alot on his mind. Anyway those were some really fun days........
Hey Dennis, He was probably wondering why you were practicing with the girls team.

Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 19, 2006, 6:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview, Fl.
Message: Richard ?re; Madman Muntz? Stereo Pak shop was on 117th? He made daring capital investments in which he would sink a great deal into advertising. In 1947 he sold over $75 million, worth of used Kaiser-Frazer cars in Los Angeles! The Muntz logo began on billboards, a cartoon of him as Napoleon, wearing red long underwear, identifying him as someone who would loose everything in order to make the sale. His interest in the mid sixties in a continuous loop 4 track & later 8 track sound recording cartridge happened to be another profitable venture for the old Madman. But not before he had produced and sold his own line of Muntz TV sets, and his own Automobile the ?Muntz Jet?!By the time the store opened in Hawthorne, Madman had established trade with Japanese electronics factories to produce an all in one transistorized tape head unit. He also convinced every Hollywood Recording Label (of Vinyl platters only to that point!) that his ?tape? scheme was another crazy idea, thereby allowing him to contract countless ?re-recording? options from the studios for pennies. The Hawthorne location boasted an enormous on-hand selection because of the access to endless master tapes just up town which Muntz was using to re-produce into his Stereo Pak tape cartridges. You could go into any Muntz store & order virtually any ?old? record album ever made on tape, because the Recording Company Executives of the day thought it all would simply become passť.
Al Rocca, re; Cindy Appleton, she came down with a severe case of meningitis or mono during her senior year, she was not available for the photo shoot during 1971 , and made other arrangements to receive a diploma only after she recovered. I would enjoy hearing from Cindy also, since we lived virtually across the street from one another as children. The last time I spoke with Cindy was around 1981; she appeared as a ?Curtain Girl? on The Price is Right & had several prime time TV appearances on, Love Boat & Fantasy Island. I suggest a search through some Screen Actors Management web site may reveal Miss Cindy?s whereabouts.
PS ≠ Al, for the record ?Miss Appleton was the class of 71?s very own Norma Jean, & that?s all I have to say about that!

Name: Laura Wang ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 19, 2006, 9:53 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Geele
Class: 1976
City & State: Beach, CA
Message: It is now July 19th -- only ONE month to the 76ers thirty-year reunion on August 19th at the Ayres in Hawthorne. Even if you are like some of our classmates who don't want to be found, come to the party. We promise a terrific time, and then you can sink back into obscurity, but after this party, you won't want to!
Contact Sharon Bierman Branigan ( to get your tickets today. There are only a limited number of tickets left and they may not be sold at the door. There are so many fun things planned that you really won't want to miss out. This public announcement paid for by Branigan Productions (she's blackmailing me about some distant occurrence from 2nd grade and if I don't keep posting, she'll tell).
She already told me and Laura, I'd be ashamed.

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 19, 2006, 9:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: For all Class of 62ers out there, we need to get you signed up for our "62 turns 62 Reunion" in September. Please send your check today for $39.62 per person to:
Linda Jones Reynolds
22112 Sun Ranch Ct.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Looking forward to seeing you all in September.

Name: Joyce ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 18, 2006, 10:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: The last I heard of Cindy was that she had 3 kids. Can't remember who I heard it from either. She was hubby's 1st girlfriend. But I don't think she's living in Ca. I'm also looking for someone. It's Susie Ortiz (class of 71 or 72) I think. I had asked before but guess some people like to just stay in hiding.
Hi Joyce and thanks for the info. Can anyone help Joyce in her quest for Susie Ortiz?

Name: Al Rocca ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 18, 2006, 2:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Mesa, az
Message: Quick question, anyone ever hear from Cindy Appleton? What year did she graduate? Why isn't she in any alumn. listing? It seems like she fell off the earth
Hey Al, I bet someone knows where she is... Anybody have a clue?

Name: KIRK C. GREASBY ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 18, 2006, 1:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
Happy Bday Leslie....

Name: Dave Keller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 18, 2006, 11:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Quincy, Ca.
Message: John Doe of X fame will be performing a solo concert in Quincy in December. Any interested alumni are encouraged to attend. They will also receive a 15% discount off the face value of the tickets if they contact me at my email address.

Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 18, 2006, 8:48 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Happy 50th Birthday to my dear old friend Mike Backus. The class of 74 is turning 50 all year this year and Mike's big day is today. We go all the way back to York Elementary School and he is considered one of my dearest and most special memories. I wish you a great day Mike and think it's time you started piping in again to feedback with your Hawthorne Tales - we've missed you!!! Love - Sue
Hey Mike, Happy Birthday....Where have you been? You don't love us no more or what.....

Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 18, 2006, 7:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Well I am on vacation and guess what I am doing? I?ve been to Disneyland. Yesterday was Disneyland?s 51st birthday (now, maybe they can slow down on the commercials). I didn?t see any Cougars but there were a lot of my friends there. From the crowds or lack there of, it looks like a good year to go. If you haven?t planned a vacation yet my guess the end of September or early October would be a real good time to visit. By this time next year the ?Subs? should be back with finding Nemo. Well off to a Disney Enthusiasts convention.
Keep that up, Chris, and you're going to turn into a Mouse.

Name: Maria ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 17, 2006, 11:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Juaneza
Class: 1980
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Wow, reading the feedback pages I'm taken back to when I used to play tennis on the girls tennis team. It brought back so many happy memories. In fact, when I scrolled back to the previous pages to get caught up, I ran into Dennis Kilroy's writing. I used to hit tennis balls with Dennis and watch with awe at the way he used to serve. Memories flooded back and I email Dennis just to let him know that I was thinking about playing tennis with him. We have since emailed back and forth a couple of times. Today, I see Mr. Keys post. Mr. Keys, we played mix doubles together (teacher/student tournament). We played against Sue Camu (student), and I don't remember who the teacher was. All I remember was that we lost, because Sue, with her cannon arm just crammed the ball back down our throats everytime!! Needless to say, we lost. But I had so much fun. Ahhh, the memories.... Thanks John for doing this, and thanks to all who write in the feedback.
Hi Maria, Memories, that's what it's all about. Thanks for sharing yours.

Name: Dan Shulstad ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 17, 2006, 8:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: nearby
Message: Cougar sighting. I was cleaning my bird cage last weekend (no, I do not believe ?captain? is an HHS alumni, but he?s pretty smart!) and what came face up in Cappy?s cage, was the LA Times Calendar section, dated 4/23/06, an article titled ? The Red-rumor blues? by our very own Ted Gioia (class of 74 or 75). The articles is about the FBI hounding Alan Lomax, who was an amazing chronicler of American Folk & Blues, 30?s 40?s 50?s for supposedly being a communist. It?s a great read, and a full page article. I remember Ted hanging out with Joe Mailander, they were 2 smart fellers.
Hey Dan, and you read that whole article through Captain's bird doo?

Name: Richard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 17, 2006, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: of LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: Pat U, wasn't there also a Muntz Auto Stereo on 117th and 'The' blvd that cruisers came from miles around for their installs? I bought my 4 track (four, not eight) player there. Times change, and now a KFC is there. Progress :-<

Name: JORGE JJAVE ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 17, 2006, 5:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: PVE CA
No E-mail
Message: Kim Stembler was a top student in Clayton Williams art classes. She colored a beautiful wall plaque for me which I still read every morning. [excuse my typo errors]
I do my thing and you do your thing I am not in this world to live up to your expectations and you are not in this world to live up to mine You are you-and I am I But if by chance we meet-------It's beautiful.
I always thought Kim would someday have her own professional art studio but understand she bought a Harley and became a HELLS ANGEL. Where oh where did I go astray as an educator? Kimmy-You will always be an ANGEL in my mind.