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Name: Lenora ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 4, 2007, 9:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Mills
Class: 1966
City & State: Murrieta, Ca
Message: This message is for Jim Pasternak. Jim I would love to have Ron Brevigs letterman jacket. I still keep in touch with his mother on a weekly phone call. She is doing okay. As you know I was engaged to Ron at the time of his death and still miss him and he was the greatest. Jim please get in touch with me. I know his mother would love to see it or have the jacket. Lenora
Jim, it's family. Please do what you want to do on this one.

Name: Denny ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 4, 2007, 7:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1955
City & State: Del Aire
Message: John, I'm sure you and Dennis were both referring to Dave the egg man in the earlier feedback. He sold eggs all around Hawthorne and Del Aire. At one time we used to get our water from a well at 118th and Anza owned by Airline Water Co. and he lived down the street from there. ~ Does anyone remember the vegetable man with the spring scale hanging off the back of his old flatbed truck? ~ In the early forty's our family also sold eggs and usually had several hundred chickens at any given time. We also had horses but I haven't seen one around here since the circus used to parade down 120th St. Let's see, all that and a 46 foot wooden fishing boat named "Babe" on the property. How many ordinance violations would that be in this year (2007)?
Hey Den', You for sure, would know. Thanks for the info and please keep the horses behind the 120th St. corral gate.

Name: Dale Hahlbeck JR. ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 4, 2007, 5:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Corona CA
Message: Just saw in the Feedback that there is gonna be a Horseshoe tournament at the Hawthorne Moose Lodge this JULY CALLING ALL PAST HAWTHORNE RECREATION LEADERS circa 1976-1980 this is our chance to show our skills we honed playing every Payday at Holly Glen Park. Greg Goode, George Hunter, Randy Boyce, Paul Bartasavich, Tom Deuel, Big Barry Smith, and me, we played for hours after work, cashed our checks, bought ice cold beverages, and played until dark. WE CAN WIN THIS THING ...Who is in??? Contact me at maybe I can get the shoes from the Hawthorne Rec. Dept. to give us an advantage?? Rock Steady ya'll H1 Out!
Get down here Dale. The older you are, the better you were

Name: Tina Taylor ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 4, 2007, 4:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cary, North Carolina
Message: This site is wonderful. I wish my town would put together one like this. We're typically East Coast, and although established in 1870, didn't boom until the late 1970's. The only flat areas around here are parking lots, and trees everywhere. Keep up the good work!
Hi Tina, Thanks for the nice sentiments....

Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 4, 2007, 2:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Listen up class of 77, now that we're almost down to the wire for the reunion, I now need some additional help. Dan Johnson is doing music, Dennis Kilroy has done an outstanding job with our very own website. Now comes the time to actually figure out what we are doing. I need volunteers to set up various booths, I need volunteers to check people in and volunteers for other things that I have not even thought of. If you are at all interested, please contact me at my email. I am looking for about 6 volunteers. Thank you.

Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 4, 2007, 11:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Fuller
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonora, CA
Message: Hi Ya'll--I have a MY SPACE and I went looking for the Beach Boys--and I found them! Brian Wilson is Now on my friends list! Gee, I feel like such a kid! Little giggles inside me.....look for me by typing in my alternate email add: hugs, KPS--
JB I just mailed off 10 bucks--Hope u accept cash..I hid it good.--just for u: When I write "family photos please do not bend" on a reg. white envelope--the cash always gets there. No one wants ur family photos! So please do not be surprised when they're really is NO family photos--ok? KF
Thanks Karen, Seeing as "June is Cougartown Dues Month", I promise I won't be surprised. Say Hi to Brian from all of us in Ctown

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 4, 2007, 8:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Hey John, sorry for the long post here, but this is important. Everyone needs to know about the veterans of this country and the sacrifices the Hawthorne Men and Women have made for this country. Hawthorne has a long history of sending our people off to war. We all enjoy the benefits, rights and privileges thanks to them. This article was in the Daily Breeze today. Not sure if Daniel went to Hawthorne High, but he went to Dana. My prayers go out to his family and friends. I am sure someone from Del Aire can add a personal tribute to Daniel. Rest in Peace Brother, we wont forget you!'
Click Here for Daniel Cagle Article
I agree Dennis, I added the link to the article instead of the article.

Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 4, 2007, 8:02 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: Hi John-My daughter and her boyfriend treated us to a Beach Boys concert in Laughlin last night. Mike Love and his band were lots of fun. They're young and refreshing. Poor Mike, tho - he doesn't sing much now - just harmony and backup. The audience enthusiasm was great. Had a good time. Betty
Sounds great Betty, glad you had a fun night. I really do like the NEW Beach Boy sound. If Mike would lip sync, it would be lots better

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 4, 2007, 7:47 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Miles
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire,CA
Message: I want to wish Steve Fraser a quick recovery and I'm glad to see progress is being made. Dennis, thanks for the compliment, but I remember a milk man, the Helms man, and the Good Humor man, but I don't remember a Dave selling eggs from his bike? My mom often would get eggs from our neighbors who liked driving to a farm somewhere in Compton. We'd get double yolks sometimes that was a surprise to a suburban kid. Maybe we'll hear from Denny. He's been here a long time, too.

Name: Ivana Collins ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 3, 2007, 9:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Collins
Class: 1987
City & State: Riverside, CA
Message: Hi John and All Hawthorne Cougars. I think this is the greatest site I've ever been to. I enjoy just coming and reading the feedback pages and the other links. My 20th class reunion is this year and I've been finding it hard to remember people from twenty years ago and it seems like this sixty class has it on the ball when it comes to remembering people, places, and things. How do you do it. A youngster wants to know. It could be all those years that I wanted to forget, but the good got washed out with the bad. I never knew Steve but my prayers go out to him and his family for a speedy recovery. It's nice to know that friends care about you, when Steve reads all the emails from friends given him their good wishes, he'll be happy. Oh I hope it's okay for class of 87 to give our shout outs on this page.(Maybe you could adopt me!!!LOL) Well hope all is well with everyone, Love to read your emails they keep me going because I'm not working right now and I spend all my time on the computer. Hey John need any help with anything (I have lots of free time)Ivana
Hi Ivana, Yes it's great that the 80s group joins in here. I think sometimes they think they aren't invited. We all came from the same ground, Hawthorne and Hawthorne High, so join in anytime.
At our 20 year reunion, I was worried I wouldn't remember anyone and I recognized most of them. As time goes by and more reunions happen, we've learned to ask. It's really OK to ask people's names as they probably can't remember yours either. Now we're all a Class of 62 family and no one really needs to ask. At our 62 turns 62 reunion last year, I knew all but 2 people and they hadn't come to many if any of our reunions. NEVER miss a reunion because you think you won't know someone's name. In a half hour you'll be right back at HHS, knowing them all.
I've met lots of Cougars right here, as have many Cougartowners. It's like we've all become one class. Come to a Cruise Night or Ctown Picnic sometime. You'll see what I mean. OK I'm done rambling now. Later Classes, you are all welcome to speak out about your years at HHS, right here, anytime.

Name: George Key ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 3, 2007, 8:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1980
City & State: PVE CA
Message: Good evening John Boy: Can I possibly get one half Brownie point for a vicarious sighting? My Grandson who works at Del Mar College in San Diego went to the supply room and was talking to the guy in charge who asked Grandson Ben where he was from? Ben said Avalon Catalina did you ever hear of that? The guy said sure I was born in Torrance. So Ben said you went to Torrance schools? No, the guy said, I graduated from Hawthorne High and it was Bob Valdez. I know John--close but no cigar.
Wellllll, that's a second hand Cougar sighting......BUT A COUGAR SIGHTING, NEVERTHELESS!!! Great one George, and thanks for reporting it. Bob HHS68 is a bonafide Ctown member too, but I'll be darned if I can find a senior picture of him.

Name: Kelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 3, 2007, 8:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Englewood, OR
No E-mail

Name: Debbie Culling ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 3, 2007, 8:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Fraser
Class: 1972
City & State: Sunset Beach, CA
Message: Hello to the Cougartown family - An update on Steve Fraser. My family and I would like to thank all of you for keeping Steve in your thoughts and prayers. Steve is improving at a slow and steady pace. He is awake and recognizes family members, but is unable to talk because of a trach tube in his throat. We are still unsure of the damage from the stroke, but things look promising for his recovery. Hopefully he will be back among you soon. Thanks again.
Hi Debbie, and thanks very much for the report on Steve. Glad to know he's on the mend and looking forward to him being back here in Cougartown. Get better Steve, WE LOVE YOU MAAAANN!!!!

Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 3, 2007, 6:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: San Marcos ca
Message: For those who do not know
cool car

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 3, 2007, 6:10 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: John, I've several items I'd donate for "historical purposes," including a bound collection of the 1960=61 Cougar newspapers. Sue Jolly Walsh was business manager, Stephanie Hall Brito was feature editor and I took turns with sports editor and editor our senior year. Sorry if I didn't mention the entire staff - I get these Senior Moments at my age. Please just keep us posted - sounds like a great idea.
Hi Mary Ann, Thanks very much; very generous. We'll see what transpires at the next meeting in September.

Name: Baxter Dodd ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 3, 2007, 2:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Riverside CA
Message: I did not see the photo but seeing the name ?Prinz? brought back some memories. The guy next door, (Nick Thomas) on 131 street, bought one in the late 50?s. It was an NSU Prinz, rear engine, powered by a 2-cylinder motorcycle engine. Each cylinder had its own carburetor, the car was fast and got about 48 mpg. What a kick it was. One weekend between semesters, we took it up to Yosemite doing about 85mph all the way. Before we left the campgrounds he drove it out into the river and washed it. I doubt if he could do that now. It almost floated away. One night he darn near killed us in that car. While doing donuts on the point in PV, he drove straight towards the cliff and when he tried to make a hard left the front end was so light it kept sliding straight for the cliff. When he slammed on the brakes it threw enough weight on the front end to turn, but it did not slow us down. I was riding shotgun and when I looked straight down my door at the cliff all I could see below were waves crashing against the rocks in the dark. It got a little scary. I noticed he did not keep that car very long. - Baxter.
Hey Baxter, sounds like something my cronies and I would do Thanks for the story....

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 3, 2007, 2:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: It was so nice to see Ron Brevig mentioned on Cougartown. I often think of him as we grew up just a few doors apart and did all the things together that Hawthorne kids did in the 50?s. I remember we even performed the best buddy blood brother ritual. We also attended Boy Scouts together and spent many hours working on merit badges and attending campouts together. He was a great friend. After I moved we did drift apart some, as child buddies sometimes do, but we remained friends throughout high school. His sudden and untimely death was a colossal shock to his friends and family alike. I don?t know how many attended his funeral that day but I do remember that the procession seemed to stretch forever. I guess what I?m trying to say is that I could not think of a better representative of Hawthorne High?s ?Pride and History?.

Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 3, 2007, 2:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Castle Rock, Colo
Message: Thanks Linda and John for your reply and xlnt suggestions. Linda, that would be great to have Ron's jacket at the big event. However, we are moving to Maui this month & I won't be attending. It comes with my numbers (42) which were previously worn by the quick-witted Terry Mazzotta and then by the fast-footed Woody 'Not in my backfield' Bruce. Also it has my varsity letter which was rightfully awarded me for holding Greg Shambaugh's helmet as he and Ronnie Crisp gave post-game interviews to the press. John, it would be a proper tribute for the jacket to be displayed as you described, along with a mention of Ron's story. Unless Linda wants to wear it to the reunion, I'll ship it to you in three months. Now, would that be the "40 year old jacket?" Thanks again, Jim
Hey Jim, Seeing as you're the writer in the group and know the story, please pass that along too and thanks very much. We need to have and display these pieces of HHS history and tradition.

Name: Pat Underwood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 3, 2007, 11:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Bonanza. Oregon
Message: I haven't checked in to Cougartown in such a long time, I thought I had better give you an update. My two son's from Bonanza, Oregon (20 miles from Klamath Falls) Came down to Hawthorne and snatched Cindy and I up and moved us just north of the California border. It's going to take a long time to get used to seeing mountains 50 miles away, that are as clear as a bell. Raccoons wandering about or how about the family of deer walking by our front porch. I haven't heard any sirens or helicopters yet or seen the air I breathe. Will I ever get used to all this?
Hey Pat, Watch the deer or you'll never see a flower again