Name: Lenora ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 25, 2006, 2:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Murrieta, Ca.
Message: John, I wanted to let you know that Sharon (Moore) Leach was in an accident last week. She is out of the hospital now and is recovering. She will not be able to take care of the picnic this year.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 25, 2006, 11:04 am - HHS Time
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: Yeah Mary Ann we 86'ed The Nut[t] so we could get the useless Calahan and his boyhood friends. Don't let our moronic AD know he's available there will be a private jet in Little Rock in an hour. Hawthorne sure has changed John.
Name: Sergi C. Heideman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 25, 2006, 7:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Message: I have a web site called "Harveys Broiler" (www.harveysbroiler.com) and am interested in obtaining and posting pictures of "The Broiler" and the people who frequented the "Broiler". If you have any pictures from 1959 thru the latter 1960's I really would appreciate hearing from you. If you know of any car club members who are still around and who hung out at "The Broiler" please e-mail me and let's "talk". Appreciate any information from any of you. And yes we (the Hindus Car Club who claimed Harvey's as our "home away from home") cruised most of you "guyzes" drive-ins back then. On any given weekdend back then my friend Vince Brocato (who I lost track of many years ago) and I usually hit quite a few of the drive-is: Stan's (East L.A.), Whurley's (in Whittier) and then down thru Downey, So. Gate, Bellflower, Hawthorne and somtimes all the way down to the "Circle" in Long Beach. "How many remember "Bill's Body Shop" in bellfower (it's still there but under a different owner)? That's back when they actually used LEAD for body work.Thanks for the memoriesRespectfullySergi C. Heideman
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 25, 2006, 6:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Murfreesboro AR
Message: Kirk Greasby - the Razorbacks jumped to the SEC for basketball and the football program suffered. NOW, the Hogs suffer from Houston Nutt's coaching/recruiting. Nobody believes Nebraska offered him a job - the Sloey boys probably 86'ed that! Anyway, Nutt needs to find another job, AD Frank Broyles needs to retire and you need to get an email address, Kirk!!! And, hello to all your family ... 130th Street's not the same without any of us!
Name: Myrna Wood ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 24, 2006, 6:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Nevada City, cA
Message: When we were kids, our family would go down to the Redondo Pier to go fishing, I think it would be on a weekend night. One night my uncle caught a stingray and I remember everyone trying to figure out how to get the hook out without getting stung. Now I pet the things at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I also remember one night we didn't get to go because Gordon ('62) tried to cut his thumb off slicing cheese for bait. Mom was born in Redondo Beach so we spent a lot of time down at the pier and the beach. Oooh, the smoked fish - it was the best.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 24, 2006, 3:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: So both Russ mentioned it and Howard (ie. Paco) did too so I will tell the Samo (Santa Monica) High story. 1959 B game against SMH and by middle of the fourth quarter we were well ahead and feeling pretty loose. Paco was playing middle linebacker and the Samo quarterback goes back to pass. We all go into pass coverage including Paco in the middle. The Samo quarterback throws right over the middle and Paco DUCKS to get out of the way. Paco's thinking at the time was he knew the pass wasn't intended to be thrown to him. Made sense to him. This is another example of why Howard was Ty Goodman's favorite Cougar. They thought alot alike. Like I said we were pretty loose at the time. Later that night we all saw the best high school football game ever as HHS beat the unbeatable Samo High at their park.
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 24, 2006, 11:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Holy smokes, only four more weeks until the Class of '76 30-year reunion!!! The price goes up on August 1st, so get those reservations sent in to Sharon! By the way, I had put out some feelers to see if there was interest in getting the champion Cougar girls' volleyball team together for a game the morning of the reunion, but the cost of a gym was prohibitive, and there seemed to be a decided lack of enthusiasm about it. I'm assuming that all the enthusiasm is being saved up for the party at the Ayres Saturday night, August 19th!! Hurry, before all the tickets are gone! Can't wait to see all you Cougars!
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 24, 2006, 11:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview, Fl.
Message: IE; Studios in Manhattan Beach- Jim is correct; there is a satellite studio (Raleigh Studios)in Manhattan Beach, most of CSI Miami is filmed there. The O.C. is filmed at a Warner Bros. studio unit in Hermosa Beach. Try to recognize the ?locales? next time you watch those shows & look for police cruisers with big Miami P.D. decals next time you are down at 1600 Rosecrans Ave. Quite a few of the back street scenes of "Miami" are shot down near the Strand, also around Redondo Harbor & Marina Del Rey. But as far as an outright Universal Studios Theme Park type tourist attraction with rides etc no not yet. Actually the studio people would probably enjoy the current anonymity rather than having throngs of ?lookie-loos? attempting to crash in on a low key ?shoot?. PS--- Way to go for a Cali beach boy ,three cheers for 06? Tour de France winner Floyd Landis he's a San Diego native.
Name: Diana Hunt ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 24, 2006, 10:03 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, California
Message: To My brother Mark Escovedo, Please contact me by phone or stop by my home, my door is always open. I have so much to tell you and do not want to do it over an email. I miss you so very much and an so happy that you contacted me through this wonderful website cougartown.com. You're still alive and that to me is a blessing. Again I assure you that I will repect your privacy. I am not working during the summer months at RBPD so I am home most the time...Please come see me, it's been far too long for family not to see each other. I love and miss you.
Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 24, 2006, 9:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lawndale, CA
Message: I have some sad news. Dorothy Lawrason passed away last week. She taught second grade at Trinity Lutheran School in Hawthrone. When I was in her class for second grade, she was Miss Martin for the first part of the year and Mrs. Lawrason the second half. That was confusing in my 2nd grade mind. I remember throwing rice at the wedding. She also taught all of my siblings. She later taught at Westchester Lutheran School and has been retired for a number of years. The funeral is tomorrow, Tuesday, 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawthorne. There will be a luncheon at the church following the service.ss
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 24, 2006, 8:30 am - HHS Time
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: John, there is a studio in Manhattan Beach off Marine between Aviation and Sepulveda, closer to Aviation behind the new sports complex. It is where they film Boston Legal among others.
Name: Jean MacErnie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 23, 2006, 9:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Albq NM
Message: Hi John...Well here I go again with the I'm back story....Hopefully for awhile...I had some computer problems (again). My oldest son Neil keeps rebuilding old computers he has at work.....and well this is the third one. So I am planning on getting a new one in a few weeks.....I shouldn't have any more problems.....anyway....I have a question...Is there a Universal Studios out in Manhattan Beach? I heard there was.....If it is true, where exactly is it....on the beach? Seems like a great place to have one.....almost like bringing back Pacific Ocean Park but bigger....Just curious. I remember Redondo Pier, before it burned down....the sea shell stores, gift shops, food stands, restaurants, fishermen, all of it. Didn't they used to have a boat trip out to a light house for 50 cents back in the 50's? I could be losing it, but I thought there was something like that. I remember my dad buying us smoked salmon from the pier....it was so good. Last of all...does anyone remember the Fabulous 52? It was a Saturday night movie thing. My dad watched it every week....a lot of old movies....well maybe not so old then! Also remember watching Bowling for Dollars....though I am not sure why.....I loved to bowl and participated in many leagues....but there was nothing exciting about that show! Well time to go....I hope to be back soon....if you do not hear from me....well you'll know why!
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 22, 2006, 9:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Salt Lake City, Utah
Message: Hi John, If I'm not mistaken, there hasen't been any feedback on HAWTHORNE NOSTALGIA #12-Surfer Girl. I'm not sure all those girls are surfer girls but a great job again to Jerry. As for me, I wasn't much for surfing, nor was I a Hodad either, although I owned a few low-riders in the day. Most of my life, in those days, revolved around my car(s), my girl and my buddies all of which helped me to be who I am today. Hawthorne was the best place to grow up because of Hawthorne Blvd. and because of a great highschool. In those days a guy could buy an old car for $2-$300 and go to the wrecking yard and get a big V8 for another $200. and install it in his Ford or Chevy coup, all in his own garage. Take it down to Lion's Drags and try it out in the quarter mile. Speaking of the Drags, does anyone remember the Winternational's held at Pamona around '62 or '63 when "Sneaky" Pete Robinson and the Albertson's Olds ran off for the title? Who won? Sorry rambling on.
Name: Camille ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 22, 2006, 2:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Class of '59: If you would please e-mail us with your MAILING address, it would be greatly appreciated. We have info to send you, re the 5-12-07 Reunion in Catalina for classes '54 thru '60. Of course, asap is the best. Thank you for your time. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (Cathy Ferges)
Name: ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 22, 2006, 1:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: KUNA,ID
Message: Enough said about SAMO. I was chiding Paco, Gary, and the Myk. Good to hear from them. after reading some of the "Feedback" glad they're still putting out the BS! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!Jake N Jude! 53 yrs as a COUG!
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 22, 2006, 11:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Scout Camp! My son's working at Camp Whitsett (above Lake Isabella) for 4 weeks. Miss him terrible! Mom was a "Den Mother" back when Steve was a Cubbie, I don't remember it at all. Railroads in CO: Mikey and I volunteered with the US Forest Svc 4 years ago, worked on the "Alpine Tunnel" project on the Divide, above Pitkin, CO. Fabulous experience! Many volunteer opps at www.passportintime.com, check it out if you're looking for something worthwhile to do. CLASS OF 76 : Your reunion is sneaking up on you! We've had a great response, and there are still tickets available. Don't wait till the last minute or you will find yourself outside looking in! You know who you are! Send me your RSVP today! E-me if you need a new one. No more excuses- once it's gone, it's too late to go back. You will never regret seeing your old friends again, but you will SURELY regret it if you miss out on the opportunity! With no one to blame but YOURSELF!
Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 22, 2006, 11:16 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: Just returned from a week of Boy Scout Camp up at Camp Emerson in Idyllwild. My sons troop needed a last minute stand-in so Paul and I stepped up. My brother was in the Trinity Lutheran Troop with Pastor Sherman Korshavn and he and my dad attended this camp so I'm sure others from the Hawthorne troops did as well. It's a great camp in the middle of town but you always feel so far away. What a thrill to see a rag tag band of boys leave camp with pride and confidence from having seen and accomplished things they never would have at home. Any other memories of Scout Summer Camp???
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 22, 2006, 10:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Kim's mentioning of the "Million-Dollar Highway" in Colorado brought back memories. This is indeed a drive well worth it! If you go there, make sure you also take a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Spectacular scenery can be seen from the train (especially when you're 300 feet above the Animas River). The last time I saw Kim was at El Camino where we had a psychology class. She still looks good!
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 22, 2006, 6:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Prescott AZ
Message: Yesterday was one of the darker days in the life of this Coug. I got a call from Judi Leeper in Newport WA that Terry Leeper had a massive heart attack & passed away. Terry has been a part of my life for 59 of his 61 years. He lived accross the street & he and his sister Linda were the brother & sister this only child had growing up. Terry has been a part of my life, all my life. He was the only uncle my 4 kids ever had. I now know what a loss those of you that have had siblings pass away feel. I have quite an empty spot in my soul today. We have a short time here & I would advise all of us to make that call or travel those miles to stay in touch with those that are meaningful in our lives. John has given us the vehicle for those of us lucky enough to have grown up in Hawthorne to stay in touch. The rest is up to us. TB from AZ