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Name: Penny Prouty ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 1, 2007, 1:09 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Prouty
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Thanks for the photo of the Dana class.....I remember so many of these kids. Row 1: Yes that is Janet Frantz. Row 2: I think the girl on the end is Mary (or Margie?) McCormick. Row 3: That is not George Lopez....I remember this boy but not his name....sorry. Row 4: Next to Larry Clark, is Lanna M. (Myers?) Hope that helps.
Hey Penny, Thanks for the help...

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 1, 2007, 12:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: LF
Message: The pic of "Dan Larson?" looks like Herb Bean.
Hey Paco, What year was Herb in? Email me.

Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 1, 2007, 11:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Fuller
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonora, CA
Message: oh, GAWD! how could u do that to me??? i was sooooo hoping never to see that picture again! the photographer would NOT let me smile--why?? I had braces. i spent all the time i had braces on, smiling--and smiling BIG--because everyone else i knew that had had braces refused to smile with them on. and then when they got them off--they were so used to NOT smiling--that they didn't show off their NEW teeth. please--i beg you, PLEEEZE--get rid of this picture.DMV takes better pictures. hugs2u anyway, Karen

Name: Kathy Mandel-Reese ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 1, 2007, 5:44 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Tift
Class: 1962
City & State: Tustin, CA 92782
Message: Hello Cougars Class of 62: The girl in the picture, upper left-hand corner, is Sandy Batory. She lived on 117th street. Don't have a clue where she is now. But, she was a sweetie. I think the last person to see her was George Rea or Daryl Lundquist. I believe one of them was locked together with her in a "slow dance". Thanks, Kathy (Tift) Mandel-Reese
Hi Kathy, Hope all's well, and thanks for the information on Sandy.

Name: Jean MacErnie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 30, 2007, 10:16 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 1968
City & State: Albq NM
No E-mail
Message: I can recall donkey basketball in my freshman year at HHS (64-65) There are pictures of it in the year book for that year. I am certain it was teachers vs students...they all rode donkeys. I think the teachers won that year!
Thanks Jean....

Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 30, 2007, 6:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: I never heard of donkey basketball when I was in school. The first time I saw or heard of it was in the late 70's at my kids school, Garden Grove High. My son-in-law was a teacher and played in the games, but they had to stop doing that because of the damage to the gym floors.
As I remember the donkeys wore soft shoes. So it was after 56 and before 62. Thanks Marilyn for the info. Maybe the Ol' Coach, Hal Chaucey has the answer.

Name: raymond smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 30, 2007, 4:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Portland, OR
Message: Donkey brings good memories. I so badly wanted to be a player and didn't get picked. I don't know how one (student) gets selected to be on the team. But it was played all 4 yrs I went to HHS (77 to 81). Funny it was mentioned because 2 weeks ago our local High School here in the Portland area (Westview H.S.) played the game. I had to work and sadly missed it but next year I'm definately going to go to it! I too wonder if HHS still has it played there today. OH the poor wooden floorboard...hope the donkeys didn't do much damage!
So it was played in 81. Any later or earlier than 62?

Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 30, 2007, 1:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: In your picture the second row from the top and second from the left is Bonney Carrick.
Now how would you know that Thanks Chris....

Name: Cheryl Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 30, 2007, 9:19 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 1962
City & State: Keno,Or.(ontheriver)
Message: Hello my friend, Yes I am still out here. Thanks so much for the call last night about the Dana class picture .. I have downloaded it and will send it on to my friend and neighbor, JoAnn Collins-Ramsay. You do a wonderful job here and we all appreciate it, and I PROMISE to check in more often. You know I love you, my joined-at-the-hip-buddie. Cheryl
Hey Cheryl, Thanks for the help on the picture and tell Joanne she looks exactly the same. I LOVE YOU TOO MAAAANN!!!

Name: Kathleen Griffin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 30, 2007, 8:34 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Nix
Class: 1974
City & State: San Pedro, CA
Message: A couple of questions:1. Who started the Donkey Basketball Games at HHS?
2. Does the tradition continue today?
Good question Kathleen, Not sure when it started but it was going on in 1962. Can anyone tell us if there was a Donkey Basketball tradition at HHS in the 50s or the 80s, 90s??

Name: Michael Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 30, 2007, 7:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: The young man with the pompadour, under the photo of Buddy, is Joe Sanchez.
Thanks Michael....

Name: Joyce Savisky-Chance ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 29, 2007, 8:53 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Savisky
Class: 1962
City & State: La Habra,Ca.
Message: Second row,last picture-Charlene Dana
Are you sure?

Name: Bonnie Snow ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 29, 2007, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 1978
City & State: Irvine, CA
Message: Had a Cougar sighting this morning while at church with my husband. I wasn't sure if it was him, but it turned out to definitely be Manny Martinez, c/o '78. He was with his daughter and is doing very well! He and his wife are going to join us for lunch within the next few weeks so we can catch up and fellowship! I also told him to check out Cougartown..... : )
Thanks very much, Bonnie....

Name: Connie Gaston ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 29, 2007, 6:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Hey Raymond, thanks to your descriptions of the food "behind the scenes" at that Taco Bell, I never looked at a burrito the same way again! I still have a whole set of Looney Tunes glasses that I collected there during my freshman lunches.

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 29, 2007, 6:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Hey John, Here is a sad Story from the Daily Breeze. Mike worked for Hermosa Beach P.D. And he was a great teacher at El Camino. Me and Walt Krumbach 77 took a few classes together with Mike. He was a great teacher and helped us all learn about Law Enforcement. He did really Love El Camino and his Students. RIP. Services set for ECC police chief From staff reports Services for El Camino College Police Chief Michael D'Amico are scheduled for Saturday at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach. The service at the church at 624 15th St. will begin at 10 a.m., El Camino College police Sgt. Jonathon Ott said The 58-year-old chief was discovered dead in bed Wednesday at his Hermosa Beach home. He had been feeling ill for a few days and failed to arrive at work. The Coroner's Office has not determined the cause of death. Police said foul play was not involved. "Mike was well known for his unwavering loyalty to the college," El Camino College President Thomas M. Fallo said in a statement. "He loved El Camino College and El Camino College loved him back. He will be truly missed by many."
Thanks for the story, Dennis, and very sorry for Mike's loss to our community.

Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 29, 2007, 4:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey, CA
Message: Hey Cougs, Cougar sightings; met Rene Zarate C/O 99, he was unaware of this site and informed him, also talked with Denny Unfried, he and Lee were busy looking as I was at all the drop dead gorgeous cars. Later Don
Hey Don, Thanks for that one. Forgot all about Edelbrocks car show today. Next year for sure.

Name: Sue ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 29, 2007, 3:53 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: Top row to the right of Gabe, Diane Janson
Yes, of course. Darrell's twin. Thanks Sue....

Name: Jan Stoehr ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 29, 2007, 3:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Arlington, VA
Message: I started creating a website for my Belton (Texas) HS Class of '60 in late Feb. '07, using Yahoo's free software SiteBuilder. Yours looks SO PROFESSIONAL! What software are you using? I love what you've done with your Favorite Teachers Page. I'm having difficulty getting classmates to participate. The ones who do are very faithful, though. Our school was small, with only 68 graduates in 1960. My site is at, if you want to see my humble efforts! Good luck! Jan Stoehr
Hey Jan, Don't give up as your site is only a couple of months old and looks great. Cougartown took a good 2 years to hook up and is still growing. No HTML software here. I started before they had software to write HTML

Name: Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 28, 2007, 7:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1962
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: On the top row third from the left is Kathy Tift. I guess I will have to break out the year book, because I'm remembering the faces, but not the names. Will get back to you John. Alway a COUG!
Thanks Loretta, I'll add a few more too.

Name: Michael Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 28, 2007, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: Yes, that's Helen Coche, I don't see her listed as graduating from Hawthorne High?

Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 28, 2007, 2:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Fuller
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonora,CA
Message: second row--the girl 3rd from the left looks like my neighbor--Helen Coche (proun: Co-Shay)she was a little older then me--iam 99% sure thats her!
Thanks much, Karen

Name: Steve Hutchins ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 28, 2007, 3:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: St. George, Utah
Message: Re: picture. Gary Slaughter is on the far right, second from bottom. I think Chuck "Buddy" McKemie may be on the top row, second from right.
Thanks Steve...

Name: Myrna Wood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 27, 2007, 9:58 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bell
Class: 1966
City & State: Nevada City, CA
Message: Hi John - finally updated my email address! Forgot you yelled at me about that a few months ago. I was googling something and decided to put in my name - lo and behold! I showed up as "Rowdy Myrna" on a feedback post in March 2000. Hope you have a great weekend!
Hey Myrn', Thanks for updating. You know, 53 people have checked in on the Info system to add or change their information this month alone. It's WORKING!!!
I certainly hope you and Jim are coming down for the 66-67 reunion. Also hope your kitchen is coming along. Gordon told me that one. Thanks for checking in.

Name: Michael Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 27, 2007, 9:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: Girl - Row 1 - far right, is Judith Carr.
Hey Michael, I'll have to take your word for it on that one, thanks...

Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 27, 2007, 9:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: Cougar Sighting!!! Went to my neighborhood Chilis with hubby and friends for Happy Hour and our waitress says..."You look familiar...I know you" It was Karen Turner Class of '80! She was good friends with my next door neighbors, Mark, Matt and Maeline Dedes. Too funny because I always get that "you look like my cousins friends sister in Omaha. She is doing great...moved out here to take care of her mom who has Parkinsons. Small Cougar World!
Great one Laura, Thanks very much, and thanks to Karen for being there too.

Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 27, 2007, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: Bottom left corner is Mr. Fitzgerald.
Very Good Alan, that's the easy one..... I'll add my old buddy, Gabriel Fleming.