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Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 21, 2007, 11:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Where Calif. Began..
Message: Happy First Day of Summer JB! I'm loving the 14 hours and 51 minutes of daylight today. I'm also going to a Sacramento River Cats baseball game tonight after work. The weather up her looks great for the next few days.....predicted high for today is only 90 degrees. I've been thinking about some of the toys we all used to play with (don't ask me why)..... Mr.Machine, Erector sets, Twister, tops, Duncan yoyos, Slinky, and wasn't 1957 the year that Wham-O came out with the Hula Hoop? How many of us remember our childhood toys? What was in your toy chest?
A Remco Burp Gun, Baseball Cards, Fanner 50 with greeny stickum caps, Erector Set, lots of Monogram Model Cars, and a Red Ryder BB gun.

Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 21, 2007, 10:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Our dad also worked at North American Aviation/Rockwell at General Offices. He worked in the Photo Lab. Always had good stories - my favorite is how they would pressure him to get the work done faster. His response to the 'suits' - do you want it done fast, or do you want it done right? Their response - both! He worked there 21 years, and collected his pension for 28 years. Now thats beating the system. Drove by the house on Sundale last week - looks great! They also put a stop sign on Sundale right in the middle of the block. Nice! And they've done some nice landscaping at the school along Broadway. Very pleased to see that. Betty
Thanks Betty...

Name: Marsha Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 21, 2007, 7:22 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Russell
Class: 1964
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: I wish I could call my brother Franz and say Happy Birthday, he would have been 63 years old today. I miss him and think of him everyday. Franz was such a kind an wonderful guy, faithful husband, great father,wonderful son and the best brother in the world. Those of you who knew him, know of his great sense of humor and I miss him terribly.
Happy Birthday Franz, we miss you buddy...

Name: Karen Kuehl ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 21, 2007, 7:09 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: Karen, you were lucky to be able to get into an "All Boys" class. I wanted so badly to get into printing while in school but it was all boys then. As soon as I graduated and turned 18, I got a job at North American Aviation at the General Offices as an apprentice pressman. In 1964, I moved to Connecticut where I landed a job in printing and I believe (as my boss told me) I was the only woman in that field on the whole east coast!! No one had ever heard of a woman running an offset printing press. But they still made me wear a dress or skirt to work, no jeans or slacks allowed. We've come a long way, baby!! KK

Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 10:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
No E-mail
Message: I loved the video about Kaziah's paintings. What a great lady. I lost a son at age 25 - not in the war - so I have a real understanding how special those paintings must be. Our high school just purchased an "American Heros" banner. The kids collected change and raised the $1000.00 for the banners. It is a group that is trying to make a banner for every fallen serviceman in Iraq. You get one for the school, one for the family and one that will eventually go around in a traveling show to all the states with all the banners in a displaly. It has a candid shot of the serviceman and information about him. Ours had a 19 year old man and when I saw it, boy the emotions come out.

Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 8:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Fuller
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonora,CA
Message: I have a question for my fellow Coug's out there-- in 1962-'63,(my Junior yr.)at the suggestion of my Mom who worked as a draftsman, I took DRAFTING -- at the time it was "BOY'S ONLY" territory--I have always wondered if I was the first Girl to take that class? Anyone out there KNOW?
I took it at HHS and El Camino, but don't think I qualify. Any girls take drafting?

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 7:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kilroy
Class: 1971
City & State: The O.C.
Message: Thank you John for posting the link to the video of Kaziah, what a lady! It shows the impact of goodness one person can make and how many people's lives can be touched. I'm not surprised that Miss Elizabeth passed along this gem...
Hey Debbie, Amen to that.

Name: Ken Skinner ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 4:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sun City West, AZ
Message: June 18, 1958 - Leuzinger High School Graduation. Can you believe it has been 49 years since that graduation day. The Class of '58 50th Reunion Committee is meeting as you read this. They are setting the date, October 2008, the place is yet to be set. So we need to get the word out to those 443 graduates of the upcoming 50th reunion. A website has been setup to help obtain the name and addresses of these graduates. For you that are reading this, we need your help to get the word out. So if you know a member of the Leuzinger Class of '58 please direct them to this website.
Thanks, Ken Skinner '58Webmaster
Hey Ken, Thanks for adding your information. I know lots of LHSers hang out here and will know a few 58ers. Good luck with your reunion.

Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 4:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longpre
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: My mom worked for North American/Rockwell for 40 years, but was only given credit for 38, because she was laid-off twice. She was in Management, and refused to retire until she was 70. During 12 of those years she also worked as a Lennox Sheriff Deputy. What a dynamic powerhouse she was. I was engaged to a South High guy who worked at NCR, if that counts.

Name: Sonia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 4:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Gregory
Class: 1957
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: John, I just watched the video and all I can say is she is one of God's special angels. This video is not political or religious, just portrays a very special, loving person who brings a lot of love and sunshine to people who have lost their loved ones. Thanks so much for sharing it with everyone. Sonia
Thanks Sonia, and thanks to Lizzy for bringing it to my attention.

Name: SEAN ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 3:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: SMITH
Class: 1975
City & State: CHICAGO, IL
If you know Chelle, please contact her first.

Name: David Neuschafer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 11:40 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Leuzinger
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, California
Message: Hey John and All...When I knew Sonia, we both worked at Building #2 (halfway between Yukon and Crenshaw) That was the Machine shop, Sheet Metal, Eng'g Model Shop and P.C. Board shop. I don't remember seeing Jim Peppers there but that's understandable since he was a guy. (I remember pretty girls much easier than guys) Sorry Jim!...BUT I did happen to get a copy (on CD) this past week, of one of your dad's favorite groups..."Ken Loran and the Lorals"...Only 7 songs, but Wow! I had forgotten how great they were!...David

Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 10:02 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca
Message: Here's a good question. How many people on this site worked at "National Cash Register"(NCR). The company was at that time (60's) located on I believe El Segundo Blvd, east of Hawthorne Blvd.. I worked there several times as an Electro Mechanical Design Draftsman, as a (Job Shopper, Contract Employee). I worked in the engineering department for a Chief draftsman by the name of George Block if memory serves me right. After working at several different aerospace companies i.e. NCR, TRW, HAC, NORTRONICS and others, I saw the writing on the wall, after observing the way the companies treated their employees. They would lay off their own employees and give their jobs to contract employees who were there as temps. and getting a higher wage. Subsequently, I joined the Sheriff's Dept. and had a great career without having to worry about getting laid because a contract ended.
Hey George, Dad worked for Northrop for 30 years (1939-69) (Nortronics the last 15 years of his career) and was never laid off. At that time, Northrop had never had a layoff.

Name: Karen Kuehl ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 7:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: I too just watched the video and it touched my heart. It just goes to show you that "heroes" come from surprising places and this lady, in my eyes, is one of those heroes. She's precious!! KK

Name: Jay Beebe ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 7:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Bell Buckle Tennesse
Message: Hello to all. Just dropped in to say hello to all my old class mates. Hope everybody is doing good. Here in Tennessee we're about to burn up. Haven't had rain for about 6 weeks until yesterday. It's Hot!!

Name: joyce ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 1:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Terry
Class: 1972
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: That was a very touching video. That's very generous of her to touch the lives of those families loved ones and then ask for nothing in return. Her payback is their gratitude and happiness. There still are thoughtful people out there in this mixed up world. God Bless her.
I totally agree. This woman is a "Mother Teresa".

Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 20, 2007, 1:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece
Message: Dear Cougars, Read about Sonia and David working at NCR. I too worked at NCR from ?61 to ?63 or ?64. We were located on Imperial Ave. if memory serves me well. I became something of an issue because when they hired me I was just 17, but everything worked out. I was a scheduler when I left. Can?t for the life of me remember any names though. I do remember that my boss told me that I was wasting my time and that I needed to get a degree if I wanted to get ahead. I suppose that got me going on a lifelong pursuit of knowledge. Sonia or David, do you remember seeing me there? When I was an expediter, I was all over the place. Jogged the old memory cells here, but they?re a bit clogged. Have a great summer everyone. Jim Peppers

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 19, 2007, 7:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: I don't ever want this site to become divided, politically, so I don't ever add Iraqi war stuff here, and neither should you. This, however needs to be out there. I received this from Elizabeth Aleccia this morning and I can't stop watching this. If this doesn't bring a tear or two, you are from some other planet. For those using dialup, please get cable or DSL, or go to your grandkids house to watch this. If ever someone should be Sainted, it's Kaziah Hancock. Click here for the movie.

Name: David Neuschafer ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 19, 2007, 11:42 am - HHS Time
School: Leuzinger
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, California
Message: John...I just now read Sonia's post. Wow! Sonia and I had the same boss (Bob Mathers) back in the days at NCR. Bob, maybe had the title of "Boss" but it was Sonia who ran our Department, everyone knew that! I was a Leadman in the printed circuit board area and one of my many tasks was to check and sign all the time-cards and get them to Sonia by 9 AM...Well, I was always late! Our Building was being remodeled at one point (new digs for Sonia and Bob) there was a temp. wall which Bob and Sonia's desks where (during construction and my desk was on the other side of the 6ft. high wall...rather than walking around the wall, Sonia would throw a note over the top tied on a piece of string to remind me to get her the time cards OR ELSE! I'd attach my note back to her saying, "Yes Boss! I'm working on them"...I sure remember how pretty Sonia was...Wow! Everyone should have a Boss as pretty as she! I haven't seen Sonia since the company moved me to San Diego in 1968...Too Cool to see her post on here! (Hi Sonia!)...David
We are ALL tied together, somehow. Thanks Dave....

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 18, 2007, 10:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Hello Cougs. I've just returned from 3 weeks in Atlanta on business which is why I've been scarce lately. My '77 30 year reunion music project is on track (don't worry Jill) and it's just around the corner now! Please get thyself to and buy your tickets now so we can plan accordingly! Thanks!

Name: Bonnie Lou Cozby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 18, 2007, 7:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Simmons
Class: 1971
City & State: Ocean Park, WA
Message: John, I got the job in Venice because of family...some relation on my mother's side owned Pioneer Bakery. In fact, the house we lived in when I was born was right next store on Rose.

Name: Jim Magrini ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 18, 2007, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Littleton, CO
Message: I am in town for a trade show and went on campus today. How depressing!!! Dead grass, trash everywhere, the school needs paint. That new cafeteria looks like it doesn't fit with the campus and where is senior square? I thought it would be cool to go there and remember the good times. Could seem to do it after seeing everything. Anyway if any 76er's want to get in touch while I am here give me a call 303-883-4459.
Hey Jim, Looked GREAT about 2 months ago. Old Senior Square is gone to make room for the Cafeteria, but will be resurrected.

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 18, 2007, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Hey John, here is a cool link for hhs sports present day then under find a school type in Hawthorne, there are some nice video's and pictures. Wish we had this for all the early Cougars. But, this might put a dent in some of our stories! LOL Dennis
Hey Dennis, thanks for the link. I'll check it out...