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Name: Dana ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 24, 2007, 3:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Simi Valley CA
Message: The party at the Purple Orchid was great! We had a good turn out and as you see from the pics there were a few die-hards that lasted well into the wee hours of the morning??Sheri Hahlbeck, Tracy Turner, Michelle Whittaker, Danny Martinez, Pam Sledge, Melanie Melvin, Lori Salazar were a few who stopped in. Greg Botelho had a previous engagement, but phoned in. There is a plan in the works for the official 30 year reunion and we will keep you posted on that.
Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 24, 2007, 8:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sonora,CA
Message: I wanted to ask about a few teachers I had and loved--Mr. Baxter (senior English) Mrs. Juanita Cable (modern dance), Ann Pinchot (art), Miss Crotty, Rita Serabrani (art,ceramics) any help here?
Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 24, 2007, 8:30 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sonora,CA
Message: I decided to surf the web to look for old buddies from my high school days. A lot of them were from the neighboring high school--Leuzinger one was my very first boyfriend--Ronnie Lenfield--I FOUND HIM! We talked on the phone and exchanged email addresses and it was fun! I remember a few others from that school--Terry Hansen, Tomas Temprano are the only other names I remember. How about you?
Name: Dawn Moffett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 23, 2007, 11:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Simi Valley, Ca.
Message: Hey class of '78! I had an email from Arno Portegies regarding our reunion that should be coming up next year. He lives in Holland and wants to plan a trip to the states to include the reunion but he needs to start planning soon. Any news??? I found nothing on the reunion link so I thought I'd ask. Have a great Memorial Weekend! Remember those who did and still do so much to ensure our freedom!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 23, 2007, 8:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Here's Howard "Paco" Duran doing his best impression of Lucha Libre from Cabo. Looks like you're having a fun time, dude. Enjoy yourself now as it all ends this weekend.
Thanks for the native girl picture too.
Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 23, 2007, 7:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: John Crotty might enjoy this: Today while driving on the 101 "Ventura Highway" heading East I saw something I've NEVER seen before; a 2007 Corvette limousine! I kid you not; The front and back of the Vette were attached to a center section stretched about 30' and the car was moving along a little slower than much of the traffic. It was white with dark tinted windows (of course).
Name: Jake N Jude ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 23, 2007, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: I can only say that if any of you ever wait or miss a reunion, for whatever reason, only the obvious need offer an excuse and they can't. If you miss it, shame on you. That, after the fire and turmoil on Catalina Island that our Cougs went through a couple of short weeks ago, waiting and hoping, that we would have a reunion, that getting that "REUNION" put together was a miracle. Jude and I are blessed with some of the greatest friends that one could want. Kudos to Buddy Youngreen and thanks to the whole reunion committee. All of the key people for each class. They worked their buns off. The warmth was felt in our hearts. Our dear friends, Rich and Mary Sloan, John " MR.COUGAR " Baker, Harry Plotkin and Kathy Brooks, Cal and Eva Kappen and all the rest of the great people who made our visit so grand, we just can't name you all. We got to see people who we haven't seen in 45 + years. The memories come flooding back and it's like you're almost reborn. It may sound corny, but it's a lot of COUGAR fun. Thanks to all of you who helped make a great time for the Jacobsens. I wish we could name you all. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 23, 2007, 2:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Attention all ?66 and ?67?ers. Our reunion is just around the corner. If you are planning on going (and of course you are) and have not purchased your ticket yet, this is just a gentle reminder that prices will rise June 1. So get those requests in right away and I?m anxiously anticipating seeing you all there.
Name: ray smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 23, 2007, 1:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: portland, OR
Message: I just saw some of the Long Beach Pic's reunion web page and it struck me that I can't remember my ex girlfriend mother's name nor her maiden name. She graduated I think in 1959 (or earlier) and had 3 daughters. The one I dated, her name is Debbie Pregler who graduated in 84(we dated for 8 months in my Senior Year). I told my ex about the graduation and she said.."Oh ya..my mom is going"...so I was wondering if she was any in the pictures? Last time I saw her was probably in 1981! She has the cuties toes for a mom but I'll leave that between my ex and I.(BTW..my ex and I are best of friends....cool huh?)
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 23, 2007, 11:38 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vallejo, CA
Message: Hey John, Wouldn't it be weird if the 1000 page milestone was reached on the same day Barry Bonds passes Hank Aaron with his 755 home run? Two milestones in one day is some strange Cosmic Karma. Do you think we should invite Bud Selig to come say a few words to us or send an appreciation plaque to CT? Maybe we can find the previous record holder for high school blogs to pass the torch to you John? Just a few random thoughts of mine as the heat approaches 90 today in NorCal. Congratulations on 1000 and may we all live to see CT pass the 5,000 page milestone in 2029.
Name: Bonnie Snow ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 23, 2007, 8:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: The OC, CA
Message: Haven't seen any feedback regarding the late 70's get-together at the Purple Orchid in El Segundo that was scheduled for last Sat, 5/19 @ 3:00. Was there a good turn out and how was it??? Enquiring minds want to know! Sorry I couldn't make it.....
Name: Elizabeth Biggs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 23, 2007, 8:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Pacific Palisades
Message: My maiden name is spelled MACKIE not Mackey.
Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 23, 2007, 6:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: Portland, OR
Message: I just noticed we're on PAGE 945! Is there some plans to kick off PAGE 1000 with a party and the 1st one to hit 1000 will be the winner(winner gets free cougartown teeshirt???) Wonder what the forecast of when Page 1000 will hit(summertime...Fall?).
Name: Karen Sullivan ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 22, 2007, 5:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach
Message: Hey everyone...the classes of '71 & '72 have their reunion AUGUST 25 @ The HACIENDA in El Segundo. Tickets $50 per person til June 1st, then $60 per person. See the link under reunions...send in your $$. We always have a great time!! Don't miss out...it promises to be as fun as all the rest... FUN, FUN, FUN
Name: Cliff Hitchcock ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 22, 2007, 2:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Northridge, Ca.
Message: Happy 51st birthday to Dave McConnell class of 74. Older wiser and still at large!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 22, 2007, 9:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: EARLY COUGS: There are 54-60 Reunion pictures up on the Portraits By Steven
website. Click on "On-line Ordering" then on the next page, click on Enter. Then on the next page click on Hawthorne Reunion, enter your email address and use the password "hawthorne" in lower case letters. Please help us identify these pictures if you can. There is an "hxxx" number under the picture. PLease identify by that hxxx number. Example: H010 is Doris Donaldson Ferriera. You can email me the names you know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the help, Cougs.
Also, there is an article in the Deseret County News
about the Catalina Reunion, if you're interested, thanks to Buddy Youngreen.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 21, 2007, 8:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: san marcos CA
Message: Just out surfin the net and came across The Land Of Sandra Dee on Myspace.com Is this another JB1 creation? purdy cool stuff out there! We had a water pipe break @ work today and someone said lets make some gutter boats! been a long time since I thought of such sillyness, It sure was fun being a kid!!
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 21, 2007, 5:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: Hi John, I was checking out the pictures and pic #9 is Elaine Wedel Long '58, John Short '57 and Dave Long '58. I knew Dave Long and boy he sure looks a lot like you. It's amazing.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 21, 2007, 2:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: John, great pictures of the reunion. Could you add the names at the bottom of the pages. I saw Rich Sloan and Russ. Other than that I don't know anyone.
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 21, 2007, 1:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: My hat is off to all the golfers who made it out to Westridge this past Saturday. A great time was had by all. For myself I want to thank Bud and Jill for all their hard work, JB for the Ad and over seeing that we do is good for the alumni. I wanted to talk with everyone there Saturday, but time has a way of running out. The people representing the range in graduating classes was perfect. Lots of history and old stories about HHS. On the personal side I enjoyed the banter between all who play, the times we shared together at HHS, and what we have done with ourselves. There were some things expressed about where we came from and how much growing up in Hawthorne has meant to each one of us. The work ethic instilled in us by our parents and community, the friends that we still call friends, effect how and what we are today. It doesn't matter where we are and go in our lives, when we see someone who has gone to HHS in our travels, we can pick right up and feel the sense of home. Nobody can take away the pride we all have in coming out of Hawthorne. I hope the word gets out for next year and more people come out and enjoy the golfing and the aftermath. Thanks Again, Wade
Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 21, 2007, 11:16 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: All you golfers that came out Saturday, thank you for making this tournament a success! Bud, Wade and I may have planned it, but it was the golfers who made it fun! Westridge is a nice course. Congratulations to the winning team and the closest to pin and longest drive winners. For the first time in four years an Effler didn't win, of course they weren't there, maybe next year. We will start organizing the next one, so if you golfers want to email your comments to us, what you liked, what you didn't like and so on, it would be appreciated. We are going to see if we can have next years around the end of April so more people can make it. Thanks to everyone who came, and look for an email soon from Bud, Wade and I. To John Baker, thank you for the advertisement on C-town. NOW, I can turn my focus to the reunion! Okay class of 77, start RSVPing now!
Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 21, 2007, 9:20 am - HHS Time
City & State: Belmont Shore
Message: Thank you to all who came out on Friday night and Saturday for the festivities. Dori's Friday night get together was the best yet, even if you're not teeing it up Saturday, this event is a blast, great food, great room and a whole bunch of old buddies to share with. The Tournament I think was the best yet as we have finally found a home at Westridge. The staff was all over it to make us comfortable and well taken care of, little touches like the shuttles to the driving range and plenty of range balls for everyone was nice. The course, well it depends on your score cards but I think it's a great track and absolutely beautiful to play. The after tourney get together in the banquet room was lively, loud and a lot of fun. Great prizes and good food wrapped up a really fun day. There is one thing I hear from everyone that comes out to play and thats "I haven't laughed so hard in years" and if you were in Alan Forbes' cart this year you know what I mean. Thanks to my partners Jill and Wade and to all of you who make this so special, we look forward to seeing you all again next year, its going to be even better! Cheers, Bud