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Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 29, 2007, 4:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: What a coincidence....I was just talking about Konnie Krislock today!!! It was during a conversation about being called to the principal's office...LOL...and the only 2 times I have been in there is for journalism...and to that I credit dear Ms. Krislock. The first was for writing a story about what happens when you call the "Pregnant? Worried?" ad that was always in The Cougar...Mr. Key asked me to use more discretion in my pieces. The second was just after Ms. Krislock left...I did a piece on rape and had a teacher as a source who shared her story, albeit anonymously. I was again reminded to use discretion. Great to see that others will continue to be blessed by your tutorage Konnie!!
Name: Dave Keller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 29, 2007, 12:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Quincy, CA
Message: I did it for a year, and then the newspaper faded away.
Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 29, 2007, 11:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Portland, OR
Message: Hey..I was in Cougar newspaper...1st as a writer and then as a page editor. I been curious...who took over teaching in Cougar newspaper after Cindy Crum?
Name: Bob Poorman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 29, 2007, 10:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: Wayzata, MN
Message: Haven't posted in a long time but I'm always lurking in the shadows. In fact I probably throw off all the "visitor stats" by checking for new posts every hour or so. Anyway, I stand by my post on page 512 and confirmed by mom on the same page that our run is going to be hard to beat. A run across 5 straight decades. 50's Mom (Jody) & Uncle (Denny), 60's Aunt (Judy), 70's Me, 80's brother (Bruce) & 90's daughter (Reannen). It looks like the run is going to stop there. 77'ers get a hold of the reunion committee and get yourself signed up! I'll now return to the shadows. Take care all.
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 29, 2007, 10:04 am - HHS Time
City & State: Inglewood
Message: Stan Love went to Morningside High School where he was a classmate of my sister. While there, he played basketball for the esteemed Mr. Jim Harrick, then coach of the Monarchs
Name: Konnie Krislock ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 29, 2007, 9:57 am - HHS Time
Message: ALERT: Konnie Krislock is back in the classroom. I am teaching yearbook at the Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana every other morning (on a blockschedule) and just this month, the school has decided to have a school newspaper. Now if that doesn't put fear in the hearts of administrators everywhere, nothing will. We have one edition to come out May 4 and then we'll see how it goes. The 240-page yearbook was finished on schedule this week, and with 10 early days (Rich Allen, eat your heart out); we sold $13,000 in ads (that's not a typo) and made about $7,500 on sales. Hopefully, some of the profits will help support the newspaper so we don't have to sell ads for that. For those of you doing the math, I will be 66 years old in May; I think after my around-the-world cruise last year, it is time for me to get busy once again, doing the thing I love the best--teaching high school kids.
Name: Kyle Jokela ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 28, 2007, 11:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Irvine, Ca
Message: I just finished watching the McDonalds high school all-star basketball game, which show cases the best high school players in the country. On the West squad, there's a player named Kevin Love. He played for Lake Oswego high in Oregon. The TV announcer said that Kevin Love is the nephew of Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love. Kevin is also the cousin of Beach Boys Brian Wilson. Kevins father Stan Love, is a former NBA player who played college ball at Oregon, and is the brother of Mike Love. Kevin will leave the state of Oregon to play college basketball at UCLA when school starts next fall. His father Stan publicly criticized his college alma mater and U of Oregon basketball coach Ernie Kent, for not recruiting his son harder. It seems to me though, that Kevin had his mind made up on UCLA, because he really wanted to play for coach Ben Howland. The TV announcer said that Kevin had two Beach Boys songs on his iPod. They're "Good Vibrations" and "Help Me Rhonda." I wondered if his father Stan went to HHS, but he didn't. He went to Morningside high. Anyway, congrats to the Bruins for a top blue chipper in Kevin Love. Maybe now we'll see the Beach Boys on TV attending Bruin basketball games. By the way, did anyone here see "The UCLA Dynasty" on HBO this week? Excellent documentary.
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 28, 2007, 4:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: I have to put my two cents in on the Stone family as I am proud to say I was Jake Stones third grade teacher at Peter Burnett School. Jake is Dennis Stone's son. What a terrific kid and a wonderful family. Jake was quite the flirt and asked me to marry him using Conversation Hearts we were using to learn division around Valentine's day. I told him I would have to ask Mr. Fraser first. It was priceless.
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 27, 2007, 10:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Well, I've got a decent Cougar run if you count "steps" My Mom was married to Don Whippo whose two children Davey and Doreen both went to HHS. I don't recall when Doreen graduated but I believe Dave was 1973 which puts him at HHS circa 1969. Then my Mom married Bob Cheek and his two oldest children, Brian and Robin, both graduated from HHS -- if I recall correctly, Robin was '75 and Brian was '76. I graduated in 77. Then my nieces (Shannon, Michelle and Kristen Bamrick) all attended HHS graduating in '92, '96 and '00 respectively. That means Shannon was started at HHS in 1988. So this run spanned 31 years, albeit with an 11 year break, and 4 different last names! Had lunch with Bevan Feist the other day -- great to see him and he still looks tough as ever!
Name: Charlie LeDoux ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 27, 2007, 9:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Gilbert, AZ
Message: Wow look at what I started. The family run of Cougars. This is great fun. Our run was continuous no break in years, but I think the Stone's may have that record.
Name: Harry Plotkin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 27, 2007, 7:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Susan - You are probably right. I missed Larry (he was next door), but the rest of the Stones made it through the portals of my classroom. A great family! I enjoyed them all. Love to all, HCH
Name: Lori ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 27, 2007, 6:11 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hey Dana, I was just thinking about you. How did you insert your pic? I have been moved to class of "80" for some goofy reason so you can't find my info in our alumni list unless you look in the 1980 list. Anyway, count me in for May. Did you ever see the pictures Michelle took last time at the Cheesecake Factory? Are you sure El Segundo can handle us Hawthorne girls?
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 27, 2007, 5:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I apologize. I failed to mention that in the Stone family span of Larry to Dennis (19 years) Momma Jean Stone packed NINE kids in there! Larry, Greg, John, Chris, Lincoln, Lisa, Jimmy, Jennifer, Dennis. There MUST be a record somewhere in that! Now perhaps Harry Plotkin holds the record for the most Stone kids to come through his class? And to Sue Jolly - Susan LaFever was my classmate since elementary school. NO WONDER you always looked so familiar to me - it's Susan that I'm seeing in your face! Please give her my fond regards!
Name: Dana ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 27, 2007, 4:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Simi Valley CA
Message: Hi All: I have been contacted by several alumni to coordinate another informal get-together. Here?s what I have set up: Saturday, May 19th at 3 PM until whenever at the Purple Orchid in El Segundo. A few who are driving in are planning on staying at the Embassy Suites in El Segundo. Of course anyone who is interested is welcome!!! I have heard from several from class of 76, 77 and of course 78. I am working with the owner of the Purple Orchid and hoping to have a surf band there too. Looking forward to seeing everyone!!!
Name: Sue ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 27, 2007, 9:07 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: I don't think we beat the Jensen's, but there were quite a few of us. Joy Jolly class of 55--Ann Jolly class of 57--me class of 61--Jan Jolly class of 63, Ted Jolly class of 69. Joy's two kids also graduated from HHS. Susan La Fever class of 74--Ed LaFever class of 77. Whew !!
Name: Jensen,Jensen,& Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 27, 2007, 8:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: California
Message: John, Monica, and Adriana are Bill's girls.
Name: Walter Holt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 27, 2007, 5:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: So far I think I would still vote on the Jensen's considering they had someone attending and graduating in each of the decades during their 28 yr span.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 26, 2007, 8:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I think it is possible that the Stone family may hold the record. The oldest child, Larry Stone (now King) graduated in 1972 and his youngest sibling Dennis was 19 years and 1 day younger than he was. Don't recall exactly what year Dennis finished HHS but they all went through Hawthorne schools as they lived at 4905 W. 133rd. Wow, what a run! I suspect there may even be a teacher or two who may have seen EVERY LAST STONE KID in class!!!
Name: Jay Beebe ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 26, 2007, 4:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bell Buckle Tennesse
Message: Just wanted to drop in and and let you know I'm still alive and reading Cougartown every chance I get. Enjoy all the stories from the past!
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 26, 2007, 2:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hilda Husted, please contact me so I can ask you a question. firstname.lastname@example.org. My deceased sister, Jeanne Longpre ('54), graduated with Jenny Barnfather, and kept a close relationship with her for many years afterwards.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 26, 2007, 1:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles
Message: The Jensens started HHS in 1959-63 (Billy), 1968-1971 (Bobby), 1976-1980 (Kathy) 1984-1986 (Monica) and finished 1985-1987 (Adriana). That spans 28 years.
Name: Hilda ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 26, 2007, 11:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: Anaheim
Message: Charlie, Guess what, we can do you one better "The Husted" family Peggy-1954, Jesse 58, Hilda 59, Ingrid 62, and Christie and Larry class of 63. Let Me Know if anyone has an address for Ginny Barnfather who lived on 117th Street (class of 54)
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 26, 2007, 11:16 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: I saw George and Jolanda Ledoux's name mentioned. I always liked George, he was a friend. I remember and liked Jolanda too. I love seeing old friends names.
Name: Charlie LeDoux ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 25, 2007, 11:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Gilbert, AZ
Message: I want to give a family Hello from the LeDoux's. Brother Art'72, Richard'74, George and Jolanda'76 and myself '79. That's over 11 years(1968 to 1979) with one of us attending HHS. Are there any other families with a run like that? And thanks for a fantastic website!!!!!!!!!