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Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 27, 2007, 12:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: EDH, CA
Message: Now HHS has a connection to the ?Greatest?. I just read that HHS standout football player Curtis Conway married Muhammad Ali?s daughter Laila Ali. The HHS connections never end. It looks like the 66/67 reunion was lots of fun.
Name: Jodi Alexander ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 27, 2007, 10:38 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bakersfield Ca
Message: Hey Keith, Greg and I were a couple of those kids that climbed in the dumpsters at mattels! I have 25 Sand Crab cars in all colors (patent pending) Redline Hotwheel in excellent condition, and hundreds of Redline Wheels. I have purchased the entire set of Hotwheels for the last 8 years for my grandson. They are all unopened, boxed and put away for him for later. Some collect Baseball cards... :) Hope you are well. Will be coming to the Islands in November for a couple weeks, will let you know when...Jodi
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 27, 2007, 10:12 am - HHS Time
Message: And don't forget, next to the Imperial was a pre-Zody's, pre-White Front, discount store called Sad Sack's.....got a pair of tennis shoes there once...they lasted one day before they literally shredded off my feet.....
Name: Jennie Quevedo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jul 27, 2007, 1:31 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fresno, CA
Message: Thanks to all the members of the Reunion Committee for keeping me on your Cougar List and in preparing the souvenir reunion booklet. I received it today (July 26, 2007) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wow, can't believe we are senior citizens now.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 26, 2007, 11:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: Clark Millman mentioned the Imperial theater being bulldozed. I am 20 years ahead of Clark and I remember the Imperial in it's early days. We went there often. I have seen pictures of the theater in recent years and I think it was a good thing they bulldozed it. I would rather remember it in it's hay days. I lived on Imperial and yes I went to York Ave. I hate to say it but I remember when they built the Crenshaw Shopping center. I also remember it was a lima bean field before that.
Name: Richard ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 26, 2007, 9:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: of LongBeach
Message: To add to Clark's post, if everything from the Imperial Theater to the corner is gone, then also is the store that was Allen's Tux Shop. That is where all of us in the A period production/dance/jazz/pep band were sent to get a white dinner jacket and formal bow tie. Also, around the corner to the south was Patty Hearst's favorite sock store, Mel's Sporting Good.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 26, 2007, 5:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: I was driving on Imperial highway earlier today and was bummed to find that the old Imperial theater near Crenshaw has been recently bulldozed! Everyone like me who grew up in the northeast end of town and went to York school probably remember the place. I remember going there in the mid-60s to see double features and sit in the balcony. Actually they bulldozed everything from the theater to Crenshaw. There was a drug store right on the corner as I remember. My family used to go to the Crenshaw shopping center on Sundays and shop at the Boston Store and hit Babs dairy for milk on Imperial on the way home. Babs is still there but the name has changed. I also stopped at the Wichstand today on the way back from getting a lettermans sweater for one of my athletes who had a good year. The "stand" is mostly a health food store now but one corner is still a small food joint and they have great smoothies. I wish I had seen the place in its heyday!
Name: Jan Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 25, 2007, 9:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: OS5-1209
Message: I went back to look at all the pictures again and I see that some names have been added. Thank you. Everyone looks great. I am sorry that I missed it. Hugs, Jan
Name: Jan Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 25, 2007, 9:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carmichael, CA
Message: WOW, I am usually NEVER at a loss for words, but it seems like lately everytime I log into CT.com, I am rendered speechless. The pictures of the 66/67 reunion are incredible. I just wish the names were with the pictures. My husband and I have been sitting with a magnifying glass trying to figure out the name on the badges. (No luck, the badges are too far away and we are old). Then I see the ever so handsome Steve Fraser. I didn't need any glasses to see and recognize his handsome face and smile. Steve you said that you would be there, and there you are. Jerry Miles, your DVD is awesome and you will be getting an email from me to find out how I can get one for my very own. I am so proud to have been a resident of Hawthorne and attending HHS. And so happy to be a card carrying member of Cougartown. Hugs, Jan
Name: Pat Underwood ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 25, 2007, 6:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bonanza, Oregon
Message: I won't make it to Foster's on the 25th of August because after 16 years Cindy and I are getting married at 1:00pm on the same day. I know this has nothing to do with Hawthorne, but I did live there for 52 years. Haw a good time.
Name: Ken Green ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 25, 2007, 2:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Whittier, CA
Message: Although it's possible that I'm wrong, I'm pretty sure the 63 427 Mystery Engine had new canted and staggered valve heads. A quick internet search (and I do realize that a lot of incorrect material is posted) found this:"In 1963, a new Chevrolet big-block set heads spinning and lips flapping when Junior Johnson blasted around Daytona Speedway at the unprecedentedspeed of 166 mph. The powerplant that propelled Johnson's '63 Chevy to such an incredible speed had a displacement of 427 cubic inches and was possessed of unique cylinder heads with canted valves. Such cylinder heads had never been seen before, and caused the new big-block Chevy to be tagged a "Mystery Engine." Officially known as a Chevrolet Mark II engine, the new big-block quickly faded from sight when GM pulled its support of racing. But two years later, the Mystery Engine reappeared. It had gone through several iterations of change, as denoted by the switch from a Mark II to a Mark IV designation, and it was released in 396 ci rather than 427ci form, but the lineage was unmistakable. "Gee, I actually did learn something in 3 years of auto shop at HHS, and still remember it, LOL, So did Tom Mosher really ski to Catalina, drunk?
Name: FELIX & OSCAR ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 25, 2007, 2:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: USA
Message: We have really enjoyed the pictures of the reunion. We both went to HHS in the 60's and just found out about the 66/67 reunion. Bob Stelse looks as good as ever. Was Lyle Davidson at the reunion? We didn't see any pictures of ol' Crazy Lyle. Bill Young how do you seem to keep getting younger? The women looked great and Janet Boesiger you still have the greatest smile. And brother Dick, what are you about 30? Fraz you looked marvelous simply marvelous. Glad to see you up and around! And Danny Smith, the Bear, still the life of the party! Schroeder, Schroeder, ok that's enough. Glad everyone had a great time...see ya next time for sure.
Name: Ken Green ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 25, 2007, 1:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Whittier, CA
Message: My recollection of the HHS pool is that there was a graduation requirement that you jump off one of the boards (or the platform?) and swam to the side of the diving pool. I also remember taking summer swimming lessons there and then going by Thrifty Drug Store for a double scoop. I drove down Hawthorne Blvd a while back, and really felt a sense of loss to see that mall boarded up. I remember when it opened, and kinda felt like Hawthorne really had something nice. Sure has changed. Does anyone else go to Monterey for the Historic Races etc. mid August? There are some cars there that bring back memories. 40 years ago I read about Jr. Johnson's Mystery Engine Chevy (1963?) The actual car was there a couple years ago, now with a small block Chevy, but the owner was collecting parts to build a replica of the original "Mystery Engine". It was actually a Corvette built for a NASCAR series that didn't make it. Jim Hall was also there 2 years ago with several Chaparrals, I can remember having a Chaparral slot car body, pretty cool to see the actual car I read about 40 years ago. There are Group 7 cars, Trans Am cars, and they are actually the cars raced in the 60s, even some of the actual drivers, now in their 60s or 70s. I saw a Cheetah at one auction. A very cool weekend.
Name: Janice Henderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 25, 2007, 12:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Thanks Jeanne for the info on Cheryl. You're right about her being funny! The 2 of us had some wild adventures the summer after graduation and at El Camino. She was one of my bridesmaids when I got married in 1969. We lost touch for awhile and when I tried to find her no one seemed to know anything. Janice
Name: Jeanne ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 25, 2007, 6:37 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Diego,CA
Message: In response to Janice Henderson's question about Cheryl Gilchrist. I heard a couple of years ago she lived in Escondido with her son. She was not remarried at that time. Joanne DeBry had talked to her briefly. I loved Cheryl, one of the funniest people I ever knew and her brother Johnny Gilchrist was my very first kiss summer of 6th grade in my grandmother's backyard. He was the cutest kid. Last I heard about Johnny was that he had a fire extinguisher business. Anyone else know anything about the Gilchrists?
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 24, 2007, 11:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Karen Hare-Mitani asked me to post her 1966-1967 40th reunion photos for her. You can see them here.
Name: Janice Henderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 24, 2007, 2:40 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: John I have a question about a person from the class of 68. Her name is Cheryl Gilchrist and she's not on the alumni page but class of 68 claims no one is missing. Anyone know anything about her? Janice
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 24, 2007, 12:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Ok, if anyone else is interested in seeing a Low Res but watch able version of the ?66 ?67 Reunion video, you can see it here
It should be there for about a month.It is a little blurry in spots but not bad. If you want a Hi Res version you will have to get a copy on CD.I hope this helps.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 24, 2007, 8:00 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I'm so glad to hear Jerry is feeling better. John Crotty, because of Jerry's encouragement, I have become a "CD burning Queen" in the last few weeks. If you send me your mailing address, I will send you one of Jerry's CDs. There was no place to show the CD at the reunion (The South End would not let us show it in the lobby) and because it was such a great CD we wanted everyone to have a copy. Whenever there is a party of this size there are always lots of people to thank. What started with a lunch date last summer with Marla Shwartz, Pat Morrow, Judi Storie, and myself turned into a wonderful party. Thanks also to Paul Clark, Mike Storie, Linda Padilla, Marsha Stoops and Pat Alcorn. Patty Alcorn was the one who contacted all of you with updates and put together that great memory book. No committee is successful without a good leader and we had a great one. Judi Storie had a vision of our reunion and directed all of us to see it. She worked tirelessly, made innumerable trips to Smart and Final AND fed us delicious dinners at our monthly meetings and that doesn't begin to tell of all the hours she put into Sat. night's event. AND The whole thing was possible because of Cougartown. So, Thank you, Judi, Jerry, JB and the rest of the committee.
Also, Thank you, Thank you, Chris Prewitt for taking all those wonderful pictures. I took my camera, but I was having such a great time, that I only took 5 pictures. AND it would have never been a great party without all the great people from the Classes of 66 and 67. WE LOVE YOU and we'll see you again in about 5 years.
It was a Blast. Good luck, Class of '68.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 24, 2007, 6:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Janice, I?m so glad you enjoyed my little video stroll back to the mid 60?s. That is just what I made it for. My only regret is that I was not there with all you party animals the night of the reunion. I really tried. But I know from Feedback and personal emails that my absence did not stop anyone from having a real blast. But I?ll be back on my feet soon and I hope to see everyone at a future Cougartown/reunion event. John, in reality all the Cougartown videos live on YouTube and John Baker provides a link to them. Unfortunately, the ?66/67 video exceeds their size limit by a factor of almost three. There are some other options available but most are not without cost. Let me explore some other areas and I will report back to Cougartown my findings.
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 23, 2007, 8:58 pm - HHS Time
Message: Question? Will yjr "friends and Memories" video by Mr. Miles be available on his Videos section on CT?
Name: Janice Henderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 23, 2007, 8:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Just wanted to thank Jerry Miles for the "Friends and Memories" DVD that was one of the gifts everyone received at Saturday's reunion. I LOVE IT! Pictures, music, and wonderful memories. It made me laugh and, I'll admit, the last part made me cry. So, thank you Jerry for giving us a chance to revisit such a special time in our lives. Janice