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Name: Risa ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 7:54 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Manriquez
Class: 1977
City & State: Glendale Ca
No E-mail
Message: O.K, Its been a couple of years,,(time fly's too fast). I think my last post was in 2000. So reading a couple of past pages it reads like everyone is doing well. Life is sweet and the family is real good.. Mom still lives in the same house in Hawthorne, Marla (class of 79) is still a Pro Beach Vollyball player, Gilbert (class of 80) is doing real good, Richard (class of 83) is fantastic and on his motorcycle this weekend. On a somber note: My son leaves for Iraq this Sunday so send those good thoughts in the sky his way. Big HUGS to all, I will try not to stay away so long, (John, member moneys on its way) Stay Safe
Hi Risa, Always nice to hear from you and any of the Manriquez clan. Thanks for stopping by and tell Dad that John says hey.

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 7:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: What I remember most about the wine store that opened up in the old Thriftimart liquor store was that their wine bottles had screw tops, not corked. Hardly a place for the serious wine connoisseur.
Yeah, but then how many HHSers were wine connoisseurs? Screw tops were very handy at the beach...

Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 6:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Joseph, you were not dreaming there was a great wine-tasting room next to the Chevron station west end of the grocery store parking lot it was part of the Big ?T? grocery chain served as the liquor dept. back in the day. As I remember when the store was built there was a law saying you could not sell liquor with in so many feet of a school ala the store was built 500 or more feet away from the main store next to HHS. When the grocery store closed that?s when Wine Cellar opened. FYI before the grocery store was built there it was a lumberyard for many years.
GREAT STUFF DENNIS!!! I knew we had a Lumbering Wino in our midst. Thanks again.

Name: Frances Riviere ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 6:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Carrillo
Class: 1986
City & State: Puerto Rico
Message: So what year were you at HCS?? I think the older grades sported the grey. I was there in "78". My sister and I did wear the blue shirt dress will yellow neckerchief tie.
Hi Frances, I was there from school years 50-51 to 55-56. When I started at HCS they had 3 buses and two of them didn't run. I don't think we started wearing uniforms until about 1954. Mom, do you remember?

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 6:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Yes, there definitely was a wine tasting establishment at that location although the passage of time has erased the name from my memory. It was there for several years and much like John described. It never seemed to be crowded which may have led to its demise. I do remember my only purchase from the establishment, a case of mead which I bought around Christmas time. As I was of legal age at the time, that would have been 1969 or the early 70?s.
Thanks Jerry, glad someone else remembered it too.

Name: Pauline Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 6:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 1969
City & State: Oak Hills, Ca.
Message: Yes there was a Wine-Tasting Store on El Segundo Blvd. They were part of the Thrftymart Grocery Store. If I remember correctly, you could not sell liquior so many feet from a school.
Hi Pauline, Glad you're still with us. As I recall the name started with Ye Olde

Name: Frances Riviere ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 5:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Carrillo
Class: 1986
City & State: Puerto Rico
Message: Uhm, this message if for Ken. I went to Hawthorne Christian School for a minute. I have a vague memory of blue dress with yellow tie. After the Pledge of Allegiance we said some sort of prayer? Is that right?
Back in my HCS days girls wore gray with blue scarves and boys wore grey with red ties.

Name: joseph mailander ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 4:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: los angeles CA
Message: John, last night, whilst I was 'twixt sleep and the hazmat chemicals that comprise my general state of consciousness, a sudden memory came to me. Wasn't there a store on El Segundo, on the western end (immediately west of the Ocean Gate terminus) of the Thrifty-Gilberts-Aloha retail complex that was, for a few moments in the mid-1960's, a wine-tasting room? Or was this memory mere delerium? I believe that for a while there was a wine-tasting room there, and, if so, I'd love to learn from our local Nestors the name of the winery to which it belonged...I LOOVVEEE YOU MANNNNN!!! and it was with quite a start last night, having harvested a bounty of apricots this year, and now staring at our fruitless tree, that I realized that the apricot tree of MY youth was the very same damn tree as the apricot tree of YOUR youth---if ya know what I'm sayin'...Peace and boat drinks, joseph
Hey joseph, You know, I remember something like that there. Looked dark and "alpine-ish". Do any of you elder Cougs (Denny U, I'm thinking you'd know) remember a wine tasting room on the north side of El Segundo, a few hundred feet west of HHS? Just looked through the ads in my ElMos, but didn't see anything.
Yep, joseph and I shared the very same apricot tree in our youth. My grandparents lived at 667 Birch when I was a kid, and found out years ago that joseph occupied the same grounds after my grandparents had moved on. We're all connected in ways we'll probably never know.

Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 3:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Howard "Paco", thanks AGAIN for the new pictures. I check your new stuff first. Great picture of you and Goodman. Do you want to share with the class how his daugther's visit went last week and the gift she brought you guys?

Name: Walter Holt ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 2:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: Alright!!!!! Since the 76ers Love Accordian Music I wont have to lug my collection of top 40 music CD's...Thanks Wayne

Name: Ken ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 9:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1982
City & State: Hawthrorne, CA
Message: I want to share that I too went to Hawthorne Christian School and I can remember standing out in the hot sun at attention like the military during the week. We would be in those gray uniforms pressed and ready to go. Who remembers the captain bars?? Do you remember the music teacher Mr. Chappell or Mr. and Mrs. Pike. He was a very strict person and Mrs. Pike was no joke either. And yes the paddle was no myth as my backside was introduced to it on many occasions. I love going there though and the school was a throw back to days gone by. Are there any yearbooks, photos, or information on the school or the Pike's??
Hi Ken, I don't remember any yearbooks. I think at least one of the Pike boys (Danny or Jimmy) still lives in the area.

Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 8:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Sorry to hear about your old friend Robbie, I wasn't a regular at the Gas Company Tavern but when I did show up he was very nice. One night when my boys were in their early teens I dropped them off at the Forum for a Richie Blackmore concert while I gave away most of my paycheck at the Gas Company Pool Table. When the concert was over the kids walked over to where I was and we headed for home. Tim (my youngest) was absolutely stoned. They had seats next to some guys that were firing up for two hours straight and he got a contact high like you couldn't believe. At least that's what they told me!
By the way, my money's on Walter, pretty tough to get inside a 20 foot wingspan. See you soon, M.S.

Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 3, 2006, 6:47 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Counting down the the class of 76 "Scarlet and Old" reunion on August 19!!! We're getting Cougs from as far away as North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, Washington, Hawaii, (can you guess who that is???) and from right here at home, too! The line for the early-bird rates has passed, HOWEVER, if you contact me NOW, I may be able to swing a deal for you, however, DO NOT WAIT any longer, because not only do you create havoc for the caterer and more importantly for ME, but, even if you come AFTER dinner, you will still be required to pay a $30 cover fee! This is to pay for the costs of finding and nagging your a** for the last 18 months (YES!!! 18 months!) plus all the other expenses that go into putting on a gig of this size. SO- if you want to show up after dinner, you better be prepared to hand over $30 CASH per person to me. I will be standing by the door with Louie and Guido; you will know me by the rose in my teeth and the brass knuckles on my fist. So contact me if you are even THINKING about coming, so we can make a deal!

Name: Charlene Lent ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 2, 2006, 11:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Trefz
Class: 1964
City & State: Temecula.CA
Message: I am trying to locate Nancy White and Linda Klatt, class of 1964. Anyone knowing where they can be contacted let me know please-e-mail me at!
Hey Charlene, Hope you find your friends. Can anyone help?

Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 2, 2006, 9:11 pm - HHS Time

Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: To those of you who knew the mainstay at the Hawthorne VFW, Robbie Herron, some sad news to pass on: Herron, Robert E., Jr. (Robbie) b. 9/12/1931 - d. 7/31/2006 Survived by his wife, Elaine of 51 years; a son and a daughter and 7 grandchildren. Robbie was a dedicated Post service officer, building and Post canteen manager and Post Chaplin for Post 2075 (4563 W. 131st St, Hawthorne.) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robbie's name to the POST. Services will be held at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary 389 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, Friday, August 4, 2006 2:00 PM at Manchester Blvd. Please sign the guest book at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary 310-412-6811 There will be a gathering of friends at the Post after Friday's services. God speed, sailor. I'm going to miss you.
Robbie was a great friend to me and all the softballers that played for his bar at Centinela Park in Inglewood in the early to mid 70s, The Gas Co Tavern.
Robbie, you definitely will be missed by me. I can still remember your sailing into Japan stories; it seemed you'd start everyone with, "We were steaming into Yukuska, when"....
Elaine, you know you're loved by me and lots of our team from years gone by; Don Harris, Charlie Hill, Mark Baez, Sarge Guerrero, Oscar Lopez, Manny and Marty Leon, Mike Ruiz, Rudy Aguilar, and lots more who would congregate at the Gas Co. and swill pitchers of beer until midnight.
All the LA Kings players would hang out there after a game at the Forum. They'd bring him Hockey Sticks, Pucks, and Pennants to hang on the walls, and they would NEVER let anyone buy them a beer, except Robbie. What a fun place and a GREAT GUY. Robbie, you took a lot of ribbing, but you are a rock solid memory in our past.
We love you Robbie. May you rest in peace.
My God, can we please not lose any more friends for awhile.

Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 2, 2006, 7:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Palma, Ca
Message: It's been awhile since I have checked in. No sightings, lost dogs, or missed reunions, but life is great anyway. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Cruise Night, (if I only knew when it was?) John! My hands have healed from both surgerys and the old accordian needs some playing time. What do you think? I did locate a new record player for Cruise Night,(if I knew when it was) and it works like a dream. It would be nice to see a large turnout for Cruise Night, (if I knew when it was)(HINT). Well that's all for now, see you at Cruise Night, IF I XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Hey Wayne, YES bring the accordion. Lots of 76ers are going to be there and they JUST LOVE accordion music. I have the lost Myron Floren monaural 4-track, "Laurence and Me". I'll send it to you and you can bone up on some really jazzy accordion sounds. Look above your Feedback to find the Cruise Night Banner. See you there, Wayne!!!

Name: Walter Holt ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 2, 2006, 3:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: Deano...The cat Fight You heard must have been in your backyard. Slo-one, How about Saturday Aug. 6 Bolsa Chica State Beach, Cocktails & food to be served at Taco Surf Sunset Beach. Bring Your Checkbook...All kidding aside I did check with Creative Class Reunions The soonest event we could have would be in November. I don't know if the amount of classmates we have listed currently at 79 is enough to be able to contact or generate enough interest from our classmates to use a Reunion Company in that period of time. Their other suggestion was to possibly merge with the class of 67 and maybe have it when they have theirs or have ours in April or May of next year. So Class of 66 if you want a reunion I will put forth the effort but I need to know if anyone is willing to help and if there is really interest from enough of my classmates to do it. I also need suggestions as to what type of event our class would like to have and where. Sharon, If you're out there do you still have your list from 5 yrs ago?
Walter, Have 36 who've added addresses since June (By the way, if you haven't added or updated your address info, in a while, please do so) and more on the address list plus email addresses. Man, what more do you need? Those people know MORE 66ers and the word will spread. What more do you need? GO FOR IT and I know Sloey and Schroeder will be glad to help.

Name: Walter Holt ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 2, 2006, 1:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: Hey what can I say. His post PO'd me especially when I know some people tried to put forth the effort, not just Sharon and I. Keith, After School fight? LOL I hadn't thought of that since I left HHS. John, Can I use my 26 speed to chase him? PS I plan on bringing the CD's for your reunion to Cruise Night unless you need them earlier.
SURF REPORT: Monday Big and Choppy Makable Slop, Tues & Today Had 3-7' glassy tubes. Outlook for Thursday through the weekend 3-5' SW Swell with an occasional 7'+ expected. Conditons will depend on the wind factor, The tides will be right for early am sessions. Some northerly rips expected (Let's see, if I start at the pier by the time I catch three waves I should be 3 miles away at Bolsa Chica). Anybody got a small outboard I can Borrow?
No Walter, you'll have to use the tools of your trade, a skateboard and Cruise Night will be just great. Thanks again for the help.

Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 2, 2006, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: As a member of class of '66 although I didn't get my diploma until 84 [when is their reunion? a little thing about a $500 library fine-thankfully the school hired one of my dearest friends to be a vice principal-got the diploma], I have to agree with Walter. So yeah Jim where were you and don't say Oregon. You like all of us sat on your ^%^& while nothing got done and then, volunteer to share in the bread-oh wait that's another story, want to know when and where. I say you have no right to even be shocked, appalled maybe but not shocked. On a much better note, I want to personally thank Walter who has so galantly volunteered to head up the reunion for the class of '66. On behalf of all of us, thanks Walter you have done a great thing! Just let us know when and where, I'll let Schroeder know you won't have to deal with him.
I hear August is "Say No To Pretzels" month and with all the heat at the beach you can't walk on the sand, let alone surf, Maybe you and Walter oughta get together on this Reunion thing. I can get the addresses to you this afternoon and you'll be partying like it's 1966 by September. Whattayathink??