Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 10, 2006, 10:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: John Achrem, unreal video. That was awesome. You did a great job. That really brought back memories. I love just seeing it and recognizing people and remembering their names after 30 years of not seeing them. It surprised me. Also, John where was OSHA when those kids were playing on the frame.
Name: Carol ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 10, 2006, 7:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cumming, GA
Message: Had an opportunity to look at the memorial video and the pictures this weekend. My gosh, what a great effort was put in by you and all of the dedicated committee members. It was great fun seeing so many 62ers having an obviously fun couple of days together! Lots of years have passed and we have all chosen our paths in life in various directions........the one constant is the times we shared growing up, so many fond memories and pride in being able to call ourselves the Hawthorne Cougars. Such a wonderful bond that continues in large part because of your continuous efforts and caring. Thanks for caring John.......you're the best and I love ya' tons!
Name: john guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 10, 2006, 5:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: buena park, calif.
Message: Hi John B, Something I want to pass on to you. Since I've been retired, Ive kept in touch with two workers. I showed the Cougartown web site to my italian buddy Bob, from Paso Robles High(1956) and Gary from Fullerton High(1962), they thought that was the best thing they have seen since sexy ladies. They said what a great way to try and find old classmates and friends. My hat is off to you also, John Baker.
Name: John Achrem ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 10, 2006, 4:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Thank you Jerry and JB for all of your kind commments. It means a great deal coming from the two of you. After all, you and JB set the bar at a high level with all of your GREAT Cougartown presentations and we (76'rs) gotta keep the Cougar spirit alive too!
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 10, 2006, 12:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: John Achrem, fantastic job on the 1976 reunion video. I agree with Mister Baker that it transcends any particular class year and I would suggest all Cougars watch it. This is a superb effort. Congratulations on a job well done.
Name: Linda Reynolds ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 10, 2006, 12:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Hi John! I just finished looking at the "Class of 62 Turns 62" Reunion pictures.....AGAIN....and I am amazed. What a nice collection of pictures. Besides the bond we all feel one for another, aren't we just so good looking!! Ok Ok maybe a few more gray hairs, less hair, a few pounds here and there......but still after all these years so good looking! A very special thank you to you John Baker for scanning all these pictures and getting them up on the website. I know it is a lot of work, and know you spent a lot of time doing it, but also know the love you have for our class as well as the other classes and that you are indeed blessed in doing it. We love you John!
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 10, 2006, 11:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, Californi
Message: Here's another top athlete to consider, Mike Scott. c/o 73 Basketball Player, Baseball Player. Varsity 4 years. Led basketball team in scoring, threw a no-hitter as a pitcher, played shortstop, All CIF, South Bay, Ocean League, both sports. Enough said. For more info see Pepperdine Univ., Houston Astro's Baseball Org.
Name: John ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 10, 2006, 10:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: For those of you who would like to obtain a copy of the class of 1976 reunion video, either click or copy the following link. http://www.cdpiano.com/HHS/reunion.wmv
FYI: For those of you who have a high speed connection and Windows Media player on your PC, you should be able to click on the link (if it is active in your browser) or you can copy and paste it (the complete address above) and click GO. Once the player begins and it loads the video stream, you can adjust the screen size with the "view" drop-down menu (located at the top left part of the player) slide down and click "video size" and adjust for the best size for your monitor settings. However, in the event that Windows media player doesn't execute automatically, then start the program; (Windows Media Player) use the "file" drop-down menu and select "open URL" and type-in (or paste) the address in the pop-up window. If it is problematic for you to view, I will be happy to answer any questions or walk you through it.
Name: KAREN BEARNS ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 10, 2006, 9:03 am - HHS Time
City & State: REDONDO BEACH
Message: HELLO EVERYONE, THE 1962 MEMORIAL VIDEO WAS SO TOUCHING.A REAL GOOD JOB. I CHERISH EACH DAY I AM STILL ON THIS EARTH. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COUGARTOWN.
EVERYONE TAKE CARE, KAREN
Name: Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 10, 2006, 8:24 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Yes John, we all are out here. I guess we all are just checking in and have really nothing to say of interest, BUT, We are still with you. Again I want to thank you for all your work with Cougartown. I have seen the pictures of our reunion and I keep going back and feeling that happiness seeing everyone. It was a fun week-end, and I look forward to working on our next reuion. Thanks again John......Love ya....
Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 9, 2006, 8:31 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: This weekend I had my first REAL Cougar sighting. I was at Manhattan Village on Saturday, and I heard "Jill McFarlane" It was Maria Lococo. We talked for about 30 minutes and then I had to leave. Maria still looks the same (pretty), and she was so sweet.
Name: Dale Hahlbeck ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 8, 2006, 10:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: CORONA CA
Message: Just a shout out to ALL who wished me a Happy B-day thanxJeff I aint the Funniest guy you know just the funniest looking (see pic)..Heather I have my tattoo picked out for my next b-day I found it in a Cracker Jack Box... I hate needles...Its good to see the "Earthquake" Legend lives...but it wasn't that big a deal, any Giant cannot survive a football helmet stuck in his German Helmet for two quarters...you athletes know what I mean (eh Jeff!!??)..besides his replacement, who was the same size as me, gave me fits in the second half..but we still one...but thanx for you all for keeping the legend alive Now if you excuse me I have to crawl back into my Iron Lung, eat my oatmeal, and take my Geritol cause I aint gettin' any Younger..So to all who remember ROCK STEADY H1 OUT
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 7, 2006, 11:04 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: In references to your hitcounter. Try Statcounter.com I use it on every website I do. It is great. You can control everything. From page refresh to IP. It tells you what country they come from, time of day, browser, screen resolution and all kinds of stuff. I love the country tracker, it's interesting to see where people are from that come to the page. It is free for the basic which is pretty good it just limits the number of hits it controls. You can upgrade for hardly anything. Just a great thing
Name: Neil ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 6, 2006, 9:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview, Fl.
Message: OK kids it's time for another episode of "Ask Mr. Cougartown a Question"- Gee Mr Cougartown I wonder if you could help me...I was wondering if Cougartown has a "hit counter" and can you give us a rough estimate of just how many folks have clicked on to view one or any of the pages here at Cougartown since it was originally started? ...Oh yeah, And when did Cougartown START? thanks ....and now kids it's time to sing our song ( to the music of the old Mickey Mouse Club song!) so everybody join in as we sing ...C-O-U , G-A-R...T-O-W-N , Cougartown...Cougartown, Forever let us hold our banner high...through the years we've all been friend where ever we may be......and so on...(thanks so much JOHN )
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 6, 2006, 3:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: I saw the reunion pictures. Once again the question comes up about the BEST athlete of ALL TIME at HHS. You saw his picture. Gary Mykkanen to my knowledge was the best. Let me give you an example.We were playing in the Pacific Shores Basketball Tournament and in the second game against Redondo,Gary went to the basket and two Redondo guys got out of his way. I have never seen this happen before or since. They got out of his way.
Name: shellie ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 6, 2006, 2:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: palm springs,ca
Message: i'm trying to locate a jon f. rinaldi who went to hawthorne high anyone knows of his whereabouts or where i could begin to look for him i would very much so appreciate it .Trying to help my fiance find his father that never knew he even existed !!! please anyone HELP.My fiance is now 40yrs old and still yet to find and hopefully meet his father
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 6, 2006, 1:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Buena Park,Ca.
Message: Hi fellow Cougars, if you want to see some cowboy action, look on this website
,its in Norco. the dates are Oct 26, 27, 28 & 29th. lots of cowboy stuff, target shooting, rodeo events, entertainment, and great food, chuck wagon style. The web site gives you directions on how to get there, if you like good s--t kicking action don't miss it. There's nothing like the smell of gunsmoke in the morning. Well maybe the second best thing. Check it out and enjoy.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 6, 2006, 9:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: ATTN: Class of 62. The Friday Night Lounge Pictures
Name: Kirk ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 5, 2006, 11:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: PIKES PEAK
Message: 1. DOC'S WAS AWSOME! BUT I DON'T REMEMBER YOU CLARK. OH YEA THERE WAS A PUNCHING BAG IN THE CENTER OF THE RING WE CALLED MILLMAN, JUST KIDDING!REMEMBER WRITING YOUR DAILY WORK=OUTS IN THAT 3-RING BINDER? AND THEN HAVING DOC ADD HIS INPUTS. OR RON MANSFIELD WALKING BY YOU AND ALL THE AIR LEAVING THE ROOM.
2. AND HIS NAME IS SCOTT HUHN KEITH IFFER.CRAP MAN! SCOTT WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND STILL IS NOW FOR 40 YEARS. MOMMA HUHN MAKES THE BEST GINGERBREAD COOKIES EVER!!!!!! GET IT STRAIGHT KEITH.. THESE 62-ERS HAVE BETTER MEMORIES THAN YOU. OR ARE YOU AND BONDS TAKING THE SAME STUFF?
3. AS FOR PUSHING YOU INTO EARTHQUAKE, YOU WANTED TO! YOU TOLD US YOU COULD KICK HIS BUTTOCKS, AND THEN SCOTT AND I PICKED YOUR SORRY ---SS UP AND WE WENT BACK TO THE STANDS.
4. AS FOR MY NEBRASKAN FRIEND DALE, YES HE DID DO A FANTASTIC JOB OF HOLDING/BLOCKING EARTHQUAKE. THE NEXT YEAR AS QUARTERBACK I THOUGHT HALBECK HAD THE BONEIST BUTT EVER. THAT GUY NEVER WEIGHTED OVER 155LBS. SORRY DALE! BUT I DO REMEMBER YOU FALLONE, AND HAMMON SITTING ON THE BENCH YELLING AT OTTO TO KICK A FIELD GOAL AGAINIST SOUTH HILLS JUST SO WE'D HAVE SOME POINTS....AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER STACY IRENE GREASBY LOPEZ. SHE'S STILL THE SMARTIST GREASBY EVER!WE LOVE YOU SIG! COME VISIT US SOON!KIRKLORITRAVIS AND SAVANNAH
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 5, 2006, 6:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: South Bay
Message: Great job on the Class of 62 pics, John! They are so clear. I'm glad I had the opportunity to share your reunion moments with you. I had a great time. The picture of the Cougartown award looks great also. Nice shot on that one too.