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Classic Beach Boys sound.
This one should take you back
to your days at HHS thinking
about your HHS sweety,
and how long it's been
since you've seen him/her.
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 7, 2007, 9:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Dear Class of '77: Hey man, not only do I have the music, but I have resisted the temptation to impose my musical tastes (well for the most part) on the '77 reunion and have, instead, put together a nice cross section of era appropriate tunes -- including stuff I hate! See you on the 18th everyone!
Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 7, 2007, 6:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Chris Cognac (a Hawthorne officer) aka the Culinary Detective in the Daily Breeze which led to "The Hungry Detective" on the Food Channel. I'm pretty sure the show in which he traveled cross country, which ended on the West Coast featured Foster's.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 7, 2007, 4:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Matt: Patricks Roadhouse is in Malibu on PCH. Never eaten there but see it all the time on the way to Gladstones.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 7, 2007, 3:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: I saw that episode a few months ago on the Food Channel. It was Fosters. He was talking to someone in the parking lot.
Name: Evelyn Herrera ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 7, 2007, 2:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia, CA
Message: This is a great site
Name: jessie ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 7, 2007, 2:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: I just thought of something when Matt mentioned the Food Channel...I was thinking...why not get Huell Howser to do a segment on Cruise Night? I bet there is lots of material there that he could get at least an hours worth and I bet you would get alot more people to show up to Cruise night too!. Just a thought...anyone out there have connections?
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 7, 2007, 12:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: EDH, CA
Message: Does anyone watch the food channel? On Sunday night they mentioned Hawthorne. The host is traveling across country visiting hamburger/fast food stands. His second to the last stop was a hamburger stand in Hawthorne. I didn?t catch the name. My daughter was watching the show and by the time I got to the TV he was at a taco stand in Inglewood. So which hamburger stand in Hawthorne would it be? Last night on another Food channel show they talked about Patrick?s Roadhouse on PCH. Is it as good as they say? Where on PCH is it?
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 7, 2007, 9:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: OC CA
Message: Jill you are doing such a good job with the reunion. Thanks for everything. Without you I don't think our class would be getting together. I look forward to seeing everyone soon. My god its only 11 more days? Has it really been 30 years since High School?
Name: Karen FullOf-It ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 8:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: collin down,Ca
Message: My 2ed COUGAR SITING! I was at a lake, lots of people in bathing suits--spotted a COUGAR TATTOO--on a girls shoulder. does this count??? didn't think so. i do believe iam the only female in this town without a tattoo. that could change any time. any ideas?
Name: linda huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 7:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: torrance, california
Message: Hi everyone, Does anyone know the whereabouts of Diana Baime class of 61? I would like to contact her. Many thanks, Linda Huthmaker
Name: Diana Romero~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 5:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bloomington, CA
Message: Ok, Sheree obviously Alzheimers is setting in. I forgot to name you in my Birthday wish for you, so Happy Happy Birthday Sheree Klingenhagen!!!!!
Name: Diana Romero~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 3:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bloomington, CA
Message: I would like to wish one of my very best friends and someone I have known since 1st grade, a very Happy Birthday!! Big "50". so how does it feel to be an old bag? I went ahead and ordered you a case of depends!! ha ha Love ya and here's to the next 50!! Will see you at the big get together in October!!!
Name: Heather Ruggirello ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 3:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mukilteo, WA
Message: Happy, Happy big 50 to Sheree Klingenhagen! I know you have had a couple of really rough years so here's hoping you have sunny days and smooth sailing from now on! Have a great one!
Name: Jan Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 3:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carmichael, CA
Message: WOW, Jerry Miles was so sweet to send me a copy of the 66-67 Reunion. Absolutely Fantastic. I just finished watching it for the 2nd. time. Jerry I will be depositing the "cool Million" into your account very soon. (watch your statements):o) If you are ever having a blue day, you need to see something like this video, and while you are being transported back to your teen years, you will feel awesome. The bittersweet ending brought tears to my eyes. Especially Steve Pettit, someone that I will never forget. I can't sign off without telling you John, that you have so much to be proud of. The tireless making of this site and bringing so much love and joy to all that use it. I hope that I can make it down to one of the "Cruise Nights" as I just want to hug you. Have a great week, I need kleenex! Smiles for Miles......Jan
Name: Howard Graham ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 3:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: McKinney, Tx.
Message: John, haven't checked feed back for sometime, so as I was getting caught up, a name popped up from out of my past, Jody Weller (Halberg). She got me my first job at the Ritz theatre in Inglewood. Great to know she is still around.
Name: Enza aka Vincenza Benvenuta Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 3:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro Hill, CA
Message: OK, here is bit of my upbringing from immigrant parents of the 'old country' and what my parents did to survive, especially since they were born 1912 & 1915 in the most quaint, charming Medieval village of Erice, Sicily -formerly known as Valerice, just outside of Palermo. There was a lot of poverty, but they still managed to have 11 children (Mussolini was giving money/tax credit for every child, and if you married before you were 25yrs old, it was a bonus rebate!) To his dying day my father talked about Mussolini, & serverd not one term but TWO TERMS under the Facist Dictator. Talk about having a STRICT upbringing!! When I hear about all the great diners & movie theaters, bowling alleys that everyone enjoyed, etc, etc., I get a bit jealous, (I lived down the street from the Plaza Theatre & saw only ONE movie as a child: "Jumbo" & "Tom Thumb, & it was a double feature!!! I remember ONCE my father taking us out to dinner...it was the Sizzler when it first opened in the late 60's? Ask Juli Pillar Heath what I had to go through to spend the night at her house for a slumber party. After having Elaine, her mom come to our house and speak to my father, he still refused. He didn't allow the 'American' kids around too much because he thought they were a bit 'wild'? My sister Lena had to BEG my father so Annie and I could go to the dances and date!! The older siblings were not so lucky, as they had to have chaperones when they went out. My mother spoke of washing the clothes against ROCKS in the stream as a young girl/woman, and having to fetch water from the well up a country hill. John, my eldest brother, c/o '58, has stories of rolling a big oak barrel down every day for the families water supply. Kiling chickens & goats were standard procedure; no grocery stores or money to buy from the big city of Trapani, it was totally country living for us. Stoves? Refrigerators? Electricity? What? We cooked our bread/pizza and meals in a brick oven outside. They still do that to this day,btw. When I visited back in 1995 I had the best bread and pizza with olive branches as their fire wood. My parents made olive oil from the olive trees in our garden; seasalt was plentiful, and in mounds all around the seashore on our Island; wine came from the vineyards in the neighborhood, no grocery stores in our little village of Erice. The village had vendors in horsedrawn carts back in the day, that would bring around fresh fish and other produce, you could hear them coming a mile away. A 12th Century Medieval Castle sat on a hill just above our modest stone home. However, my parents had a vision/dream and took big leap of faith; and at the ages of 42 and 44 they brought their 6 children (I being the youngest at 22 months), and mom being 2 mos pregnant with Annie & Nicky c/o74, to America for a better life with just the suitcases that we could carry. Leaving all relatives and material possesions behind, they started a new life in Hawthorne. Thanks to my dear, departed, sainted parents we were lucky enough to live in Hawthorne on the corner of Broadway & Freeman on a 9K sq ft lot for just shy of 50 years, where my Aunt Lena came before us in the early 50's to build 3 homes for the Nicocia clan to live in. I consider myself very lucky to have been brought up in Hawthorne, and have had 'joined at the hip' friends since HIS days, and treasure them to this day. How many people REALLY know you, without knowing your parents and siblings? If we hadn't come to America, I don't know what life would of been like for me and my 7 surviving siblings.....I feel blessed to be an American....AND I'm damn lucky to have been brought up in Hawthorne!
Name: Camille ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 12:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Al & Everyone - My mom (92 Yrs.) taught at Inglewood High with Dan Nelson before he came to HHS. I don't know what he taught but your guess is probably right on. He was such a presence & one of those never to be forgotten. I had a "Cougar sighting" this weekend at the Manhattan Mall. I glimpsed this very confident lady walking over to the ATM & thought the walk reminded me of someone....so I turned to find out & it was Judy Jones ('58) our head Song Leader in that year. We had a great visit. She was only in town for a few days.
Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 10:21 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Okay class of 1977, eleven more days until our reunion! It's time to shake the dust off that yearbook and bring it to the reunion. Wouldn't you like to read the fine words of wisdom that you imparted onto all of your friends and acquaintences? How many times did you write the word "bitchin"? How many people thought your were "cool". I know there are a lot of you out there that are still on the fence about coming to this thing. Get off the fence and go! I will negotiate if price is the issue, you can call me too. Dan's got the music done, Mike has the dvd almost done. We will have a photographer taking pictures, she is bringing a printer and will have them for you by the end of the night. A few teachers will probably stop by for a drink. We only have a 30 year reunion only once! So come and have a bitchin, cool time with us!
Name: Al Murphy ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 9:42 am - HHS Time
City & State: Helena Montana
Message: John,your site is GREAT! really enjoy the early history of the city and the H.P.D. did Mr. Nelson teach at Inglewood High around 1949- 1951? I had a gym teacher which I think might be the same. Have a good one, Murph
Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 9:04 am - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: My goodness ... gone a few days and there are so MANY things to address! First is your Mom's letter, John! LOVED IT! Reminds me of stories my own Mother told me of her early years ... she was born in 1902 and was raised in Missouri until moving to Hawthorne, CA in 1941, so I am very familiar with families sticking together, friends and neighbors helping like they were related as well. It's the way I was raised and a good way, at that! Well ... guess that's it's cuz I got so sentimental there, I managed to forget everything else! LOL! YOU DA MAN, JOHN! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS WEBSITE!!!!
Name: Sharon MacDonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 7:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bruceville, Texas
Message: Up until I was in High school, my grandparents farmed in Wisconsin. I was always disappointed that my grandmother didn't dress like the farm grandmothers in the story books. She wore nicely tailored dresses and fashionable jewelry and had her hair done every week at the beauty parlor in town - even on those hot July days when we were visiting. I have a fond memory of her with an apron over a brocaded dress, wearing a pearl necklace, plucking and cleaning freshly beheaded chickens. See you all on the 25th!
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 6, 2007, 6:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: I enjoyed the letter, too, but, JB, you're such a city boy! My Arkansas grndma would entertain the grandkids by wringing chicken necks. She was a tiny thing, but could sling them 50 feet or so. The reason the bird keeps running around is because its heart's still beating! Grandma was still making her own lye soap in the outdoor cast iron pot until the late 60's. Had a wringer washer in the smoke house and Monday was Wash Day. No AC in the house, but beautiful ahd trees in the yard. During the summers, the grandkids slept outside - mosquitoes or not. Packed peaches at the packing shed for Grandpa for 50 cents an hour. After a few summers, I could even milk a cow. I had a cousin that wouldn't drink milk after see Grandma milk her jersey. Miss those days - worked hard for a California girl, but developed a strong work ethic and appreciated my money earned!