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Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 15, 2007, 11:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Kathy glad to hear you are still hot

Name: Bob Poorman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 15, 2007, 9:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Wayzata, MN
Message: Chocolate bottled Softdrinks for $100 - What is Yoo-Hoo?
Hey Bob, I knew someone would get that. Thanks....

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 15, 2007, 8:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: No Jim, I didn't forget taking out the trash, my little brother had to do something for his quarter!!! My favorite drink was a chocolate drink that came in a bottle. It wasn't chocolate milk, it was a soda of some kind. You had to shake it up. I don't remember the name of it though. My Dad would buy me one every Saturday when I went to work with him.

Name: Karen Kuehl ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 15, 2007, 8:39 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: I just returned from a reunion trip to Canyonville, Oregon (pictured are Jonne Reynolds, Fern Wettstein, Larry Rampley and myself), but first stopping off in Manhattan Beach for an HHS Girlie Girl reunion with 40 of my good friends, mostly from the class of 59. What a great turn-out!! And what fun. Some of the girls attending I hadn't seen since graduation. Then on to Oregon where Leuzinger was having a reunion BBQ last weekend. Come to find out, I wasn't the only HHSer there. Joanne Bulmer c/o 59 and the Crow, Don Burns c/o 57, were also there. I just love reunions and was welcomed very warmly by our cross-town rivals. I found out first-hand that we are truly attached by the hip with our fellow friends from the Hawthorne/Lawndale area. Warm and wonderful people, wonderful fun and all in all a wonderful trip down memory lane. I hope you all have a chance to reconnect with your friends and don't pass up the chance if you do. It's indescribable!!
Hi Karen, you know what it's all about. Glad you and all the Leuzinger Alumni had a great time.

Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 15, 2007, 5:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Atlanta, GA
Message: Hey Crotty, you forgot "Take out the trash". When I thought about it, I was self-employed for my first job. I collected soda bottles for the deposit. What was your favorite soda then? I loved Dr. Pepper, but, even though it didn't come in a bottle, A&W Rootbeer had to be the best thirst quencher of the day. I have tried it lately and its not the same. I think someone messed with the formula. My favorite comic was and still is Archie. Have one on the bed side now.
My favorite drink was RC Cola or Hires Root Beer.

Name: Kathy McKenna ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 9:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Fraser
Class: 1975
City & State: Hawthorne CA
Message: One of my cousins,(speaking of HOT, or should I be saying that?) Well anyway he called me this morning and said my niece left a message on Cougartown about Steve. I've only been on this site a couple times. After reading Krista's message I started reading some of the others. Sorry Keith but mt first memorable kiss was at 6th grade camp at Hawthorne Youth Camp, with John McAndrew. As far as being hot, thanks for the compliment and yes I still am. My kids friends say smoken hot. My 1st job was in the locker room at Hawthorne Pool making 35 cents an hour. Mary Ann, I talked to Steve and he said it was ok to give his address. 592-B Avenida Majorca, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Thanks again to everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers. He is in Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo if you're in the neighborhood he loves to have visitors. He's getting better every day.
Hi Kathy, and thanks for the address info. Now I want everyone to inundate Steve with cards and letters. We love you buddy, and just keep getting weller and weller.
I had my first REAL kiss at Hawthorne Youth Camp too, in 1956 or 57. Can't remember her name but she was smokin hot too....for a 6th grader.

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 7:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hermosa Beach
No E-mail
Message: Okay, Marilyn started this whole first job thing and I ran with it, but actually, everyone's first job was....their allowance!!! For 25 cents a week, all I had to do was clean my room, make my bed, help with the dishes, get straight A's, mow the lawns, pull the weeds, wash my Dad's car, babysit my siblings, plow the fields, slop the pigs, feed the chickens, gather the eggs, milk the cows, groom the horses, bale the hay, plow the fields, reap the crops, pick the cotton, and be home by dinner time (did I leave anything out?...probably). But...and here we go again....with that quarter I would always go to the store on Saturday mornings and buy a candy bar and TWO, yes TWO,...COMIC BOOKS!!!! Now, what were your monthly comic book favorites? Have to admit, mine changed alot, and I had the luxury of having four siblings, so I read everything from "li'l Audrey" through "The Flash!!!"
Oh yeah, I forgot, I also had to shovel the snow ans stoke the fire during thew winter for the same 25 cents.....
I think my favorite comic book was Superman...

Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 6:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Steve Fraser, my heart is with you and your family. We've never met and wish we could of, at the C-Town golf tourney or anywhere for that matter. Time didn't allow it. Stay Cougar TOUGH. And we know you will.
Paco, theres only one or two couples that are ahead of you in the nuptials dept, in our age group, besides Rich and Mary Sloan, in July or August, and you know who. 46 years this June 17th. And Jerry Miles, I want to thank you for the beautiful video that you put up for us when we were down in So.Cal. It's priceless. Thanks to all you Coug's who make this place special. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Thanks Russ....

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 4:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Steve Fraser, I was so pleased to read of your progress on Cougartown. But I knew you would fight it all the way. I?m not sure when you will read this or have it read to you. But you just keep getting stronger and I sure hope I will see you at the reunion.

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 3:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Steve, It was Be Still My Heart, too, when your picture popped up on Feedback today. People in your situation need two things, IMO. A strong will and a whole lot of prayer. My Friend, you've got at least the entire state of Arkansas praying for you, as it began with my church and then the prayer chain just took off. You're one of the good ones, Steve and we all love you. May God Bless and Keep You.
PS: Could a family member post a mailing address for you? I, for one, would keep those cards and letters coming, as well. If not, that's okay, too.

Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 1:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: What a bunch of fun topics on feedback! Between first jobs, first french kisses and other stuff, I find myself giggling. But the best news I have heard is regarding Steve Fraser. I am so happy that it looks like he will be okay. I had the pleasure of meeting Steve at the golf tournament. Don't want to sound like a broken record, but the 77 reunion is two months away. I saw that Mr. Macha made a post on our reunion website so I have emailed him and asked him if he would like to join us in August. I have also asked Konnie Krislock and Mr. Key. They are being coy with their answer though. If you know of any other teachers you might like to see, please let me know, and I will try to get in touch with them.

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 11:34 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Miles
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: All my first jobs were HHS related. I was a sixth grade camp counselor for Wiseburn and Hawthorne School Districts. Also, Mr. Courtney made an announcement that anyone interested could take inventory at a store at the Hawthorne Mall before opening hours on a Sunday.

Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 11:08 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Fuller
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonora,CA
Message: here's a little memory jolt for you GUYS out there--i was new at HHS--a freshman (probably '60) and i was walking past some boys and i saw a dime on the sidewalk in front of me--as i leaned over to pick it up, my girlfriend says to me "dont pick it up!" she didn't say why--so of course i DID pick it up--and i heard the giggle of the boys behind me--then in front of me was a balloon--floating--it was not a colorful balloon--i would say maybe "flesh" color. strange looking--not round, but long. i went to reach for it--my friend again tries to protect me from laughter---and says "don't touch the balloon--its not really a balloon" i reached for it--and said--"if its not a balloon, what the heck is it?" she cringed--boys once again laughed.....naughty boys! there is a sucker born every minute--and it was ME.
Must have been one of those surgical glove thingys that doctors wear.

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 11:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Larry Biller, being a dishwasher at The Wooden Shoe couldn't be worse than my first job (dishwashing) and paranormal experience at Park Imperial Lodge Convalescent Hospital. At least I had an attractive co-worker there, Sue Vlieger (hope I spelled that right, Sue). Funny thing, she told me she knew some cousins of mine in Torrance, proving once again that this is a small world.

Name: Arno Portegies ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 10:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: The Netherlands
Message: Hi fellow Cougs, Nice item first jobs and kiss! My first job was at Swim & Play Nursery School on El Segundo Blvd (between Ingelwood & Hawthorne Blvd.). I started for $1,10 an hour sweeping the playgrounds and cleaning up the joint. I left 2 years later as lifeguard and swimming instructor. Great job! My first frenck; I went to my first garage party with my friend Jerry Little in the summer before going to high school. A Hawthorne high school chick who thought I needed a starters course took me under her wings. In Holland we have a saying 'its best to learn to ride a bike on an old bike ;). After 3 hours of innocent making out on the couch I passed the course!! When we said goodbye she left with a neighborhood girl of mine, but up to this day I still don't know who my teacher was. But she does, so if you read this a big THANKS....Another nice item maybe great sporting events attended in person. My top three are 1) Miracle on Manchester: Kings 6 - Edmonton Oilers 5(with Gretzky). Kings down 5-0 after two and win it in play off overtime. 2) Final Ceremonies LA Olympics 1984. 3) World Cup final Brazil- Italy 1994 Pasedena Rose Bowl. I'm a lucky man! Best regards, Arno
Great stuff Arno, thanks....

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 9:42 am - HHS Time
Maiden: OS6-2378
Class: 1961
City & State: LF
Message: Happy anniversary class of 1962, and my wife Sharon, 45 years ago you graduated and after graduation we got married. It's been a blast, so much fun in fact I'm going to the beach...Cowabunga
Hey Paco, You look real happy about the wedding

Name: Jan Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 9:09 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Freeman
City & State: Carmichael, CA
Message: Fantastic news from Krista re: her DAD, Steve. My heart did a jump when I scanned thur feedback and saw his picture. It would have not surprised me that he would have written it himself. Sometimes "stubborn" is a good thing. You go Steve....I can't wait to read your first post when you are home. I remember discussing the "first kiss" here months ago, so I will not bore you with my kiss, but it is fun to read the others. When we get past a certain age remembering ANYTHING is a milestone. Have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the Cougar Dad's. Hugs Jan

Name: Jack "Tim" Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 5:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Destin, Florida
Message: Sometimes you do not realize how much influence a person had on your life until someone important to you from that era passes away."Mr. Wizard" passing brought back memories of another individual in my life. Mr. Smith, of HHS General Science, also had a BIG influence on my life. Anyone that took his class must remember the hydrogen-filled balloon he would light with a match. That would wake you up! He not only taught me general science, but how to chart "unknown territory" without a map or guide. If you are around, and since there is no way I could possibly repay you for all you gave me, I just wanted you to know all this, and to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH! And "hi" to everyone from the class of '68!

Name: Jack "Tim" Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 5:19 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Destin, Florida
Message: Don Herbert, known to most of us as television's "Mr. Wizard", passed away yesterday. He certainly influenced my life. Thank you, Don, for everything!
Me too, Tim, I loved the Mr. Wizard show. Possibly the very first "intelligent" kids show on TV.

Name: JIM SLOEY ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 14, 2007, 5:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: port orange, fl
Message: Game shows...I was once on Truth or Consequences on a theme show for Guiness book of World Records. My buddy and I had set the world record for the longest throw and catch of a raw egg. They brought out 3 contestants who had to guess how far we {I was the thrower] had thrown the egg. That afternoon we had gone to the studio to film us throwing and catching the egg. With their camera angles they made it look like a 100 yards. We were paid $50 for our appearance [big bucks in 1972]. As Paul Harvey would say, now for the rest of the story, in 2000 my son Jonathan appeared on the Price is Right and won the the big prize at the end that included a Ford Mustang. During the taping Bob Barker after 28 years asked how his dad was doing with his egg throwing. Our throw was 270 feet 1 inch and was broken within 2 months by some Finnish guys at 335, [I still doubt that record.] Stevie good news about your progress!! As someone who has been there it is slow and tedious, just do what they tell you and a little more. Keep thanking God and you'll make the reunion. We love ya man!! OK Barker didn't say that but the rest is true.
Yeah RIGHT!!