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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: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 12:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: Wow! Bill Sutton, I do remember him. I don't have any personal stories just that he was a nice guy and well liked. Thanks Bill for all the hard work you put into Hawthorne to help make it a great school. I guess he was there from the beginning. The only other member of the custodial staff I remember was Mrs Rhodes, the only female member. She was very quiet and sweet. She was always cleaning the restrooms. We had very clean restrooms. I know that is not a great job but I always had a lot of respect for her.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 11:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: I remember taking a "Field-Trip" to Samo the night before the big game...I still have Scarlet paint under my fingernails...Fight-On!!
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 9:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks. CA
Message: Yes Jill, and knowing that I have the music done is . . . uh . . . well . . . incentive to come to the reunion? My sister (still lives in Del Aire) was cleaning out her garage last weekend and found the '77 Ten Year reunion book distributed to us in 1987. I am bringing a copy of that (though I have no doubt that Pam McClinden will bring a copy as well!). Hey, and everyone MUST come to see the 3-4 minute "Super 8" film of the last '76-'77 varsity basketball game at El Segundo (filmed by my Dad who was visiting from his home in Arizona -- the only High School sports event of mine that he ever saw!). And, the film features me running like a duck and committing multiple turnovers!
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 9:20 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Way back when the Samohi/Cougar game was played I was 9yrs old but I spent most Friday nights in the fall at Cougar games. At that time my dad, Bill Sutton, was the "audio visual" specialist on the maintenance staff at HHS and he had to go to all the games to set up the speaker system for the pep squad. He also worked with the stage crew on most of the play productions. So I got to go to the games and see the plays long before I was a student. The thing I remember most about the SM game was after the game the kids from Santa Monica were CRYING as they walked to their cars. I couldn't imagine that the "big kids" would cry over a game. But I went home with laryngitis that night. And Dan Dye is right -- years later I met Dean Stafford through the Haw. Youth Center and later worked with Bobby Hunter at Parks and Rec. and it was like meeting a real life hero. I tried to copy the news article to send to my dad but I'm technically challenged and couldn't get it to copy. He really enjoys hearing things about the early days of HHS.
Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 9:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hey class of 77, are you ready to party this Saturday? I am still accepting reservations for the reunion, and I will even take money at the door. If price is the issue, please contact me, I have already worked with a few people on this issue, and I will be more than happy to work with you. The committee has been working in making sure that everyone has a good time. Dan Johnson has the music done, Dennis Kilroy has done an amazing job with our reunion website. Carolyn Daves and Pam McLinden are providing memories. Saturday will be fun. So get off the fence, and come join us. This will be the last time we have a 30 year reunion!
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 8:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: El Segundo, CA
Message: Hey Keith Jones...with a pending hurricane and the earthquake, you'd better hold on tight! I hope all works out well.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 5:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: The Samo-HHS game was one of the best and most physical high school football games I've ever seen. SM had home field advantage, too, but they just got whupped! Wasn't that our first year in a bigger conference?
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 1:24 am - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance Ca.
Message: Hello Cougar Town. It was great reading about the Samo High football game. I was a young pup then and didn't get much playing time, however I was proud to be on the same team as the great ones. I remember going to a C/T party at John Baker's house a few years ago and Russ Jacobsen was there. When I got home I told my wife Ann , it seamed strange to be able to talk to Russ like a friend. I remembered him as one of the great football players from the 1959 football team. I still look up to all those guys. Will the young lady from the class of 62 turns 62 reunion that wanted a desk, contact me. I have located a desk for you. Thanks again J B for C/T and all you do for us HHS Grads. You The Man, Dan Dye
Name: El ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 13, 2007, 6:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Thanks JB for the Samo-HHS clips. I knew I wasn't exaggerating about some of our stats. The best one was like Royal Lord and I felt was quoted in a Daily Breeze article, "that some of these Samo guys hadn't been off their feet all year". But they were physically whupped that night. Thats cool. Thanks for all the guys. Jake N jude
Name: Stephanie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 13, 2007, 5:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Rosamond
Message: I'm looking forward to our 20 year reunion coming up on August 25th at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. I had a wonderful time catching up with all my classmates at the 10 year reunion and can't wait to find out what everyone has been doing these last ten years. Hope to see all you 1987 Alumni on Saturday!
Name: c/o '87 Reunion Committee ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 13, 2007, 5:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: "I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh. "I wish I were there to be doing it, too." - Winnie the Pooh Class of 1987 20 Year Reunion August 25th, 2007
www.hawthornecougars87reunion.com See you there!
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 13, 2007, 4:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: O.K, I don't need anymore help...My network is working!See ya at "Cruise Night" August 25th at 4PM
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 13, 2007, 3:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Unfortunately Feedback has not been working for about a day and I don't really know why, but it's working again now. If you've left a Feedback in the last day and it's not here, please send it again. Must have been one of those server "technical difficulties".
Name: Joyce Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 12, 2007, 3:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ashland, Oregon
Message: Hello everyone, It has been quite a long time since I posted anything here. For quite some time I have been working on the whereabouts of John Lasley, Class of 1962. Recently, and with the help of Dennis Lessor, who was able to provide final proof (as I was pretty sure) John Lasley's birth name was Leonard John Van Pelt. Sadly, I report that John died on January 28, 2006. I know none of the details, but if I learn anything else, I will pass it along. This makes me so sad, as John was such a part of my growing up years...... I will always remember the fun times. If anyone still has their 30 year reunion booklet, you can reread what he wrote for it.
Name: Tom Shelley~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 12, 2007, 1:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, AC
Message: Just a "heads up" to let you know that Bill Engle (HHS'59) is directing a play at the La Habra community theater. It's called "Honk". A sorta' musical take off on "The Ugly Duckling". I spoke to Bill a couple of weeks ago and he told me that the response from the community has been really phenomenal. He said working with all the kids has been an experience in itself. I have seen Bill's work in the past and I can attest to the fact that he does extremely top notch work. Should be a fun day. You can key in "La Habra Community theater" to get all the details. I'm going to the afternoon performance next Sunday Aug. 19th at 2:30pm. (After the VFW breakfast) Hope to see some of you there.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 12, 2007, 9:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: Hey John, that small aircraft that crash, was it near your house?
Name: BRUCE HANSON ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 11, 2007, 10:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: CATHLAMET WA
Message: HEY J.B. ARE YOU SAYING YOU WERE THE ONE WHO STOLE MY LIGHT,AND IT STILL WORKS?
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 11, 2007, 9:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: Yes Jim Raines I forgive you. As Dr. Phil is fond of saying, the teenage brain is not fully developed. I have heard many stories on Cougartown of the antics of our teenage boys and girls that really proves it. It's amazing how many of these "delinquents" grew up to be responsible citizens. I'm sure many of you that still get a giggle out of your past deeds and were very angry when your own kids did similar things.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 11, 2007, 7:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut
Message: To Marilyn and Doris,I beg your pardon for bringing "that Jim Raines story back on page 517" to the forefront. That was a long time ago during my youthful foolishness. Will you forgive me and not think too ill of me? Jim
Name: BRUCE HANSON ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 11, 2007, 4:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: CATHLAMET WA
Message: HEY ROD(TOM EMBRY) I ALSO HAD MY 1st BIKE STOLEN AT THE MOVIES. BUT IT WAS DURING A XMAS SHOW AT THE PLAZA. WHILE I WAS WATCHING LAUREL & HARDY (STILL MY FAVORITE COMEDY TEAM) IN BABES IN TOYLAND (AKA MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS) I HAD PARKED MY BIKE BEHIND THE PALM TREE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE AFTER FINDING IT GONE WALKED TO THE REXALL DRUG STORE TO CALL MY FOLKS (OSborne 6-4815) TO PICK ME UP THINKING THIS XMAS REALLY SUCKS. AFTER GETTING ANOTHER 2nd HAND 2nd BIKE ( THIS TIME WITH A LOCK & CHAIN) WENT BACK TO THE PLAZA PARKED MY BIKE IN THE SAME PLACE AND WHEN THE SHOW WAS OVER WENT TO MY BIKE ONLY TO DISCOVER SOMEONE HAD STOLEN THE GENERATOR LIGHT OFF IT. SOMETIMES YOU JUST CANT WIN! BUT I STILL HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF STANDING IN LINES WRAPPED AROUND THE PLAZA FOR SATURDAY MATINEES
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 11, 2007, 2:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: HHS
Message: Hey 78ers, contact Jill and make arrangements to come to the 77 30 year (you know you knew a bunch of us). This will help Jill offset the cost while giving ya'all a chance to see all the mistakes we make with the reunion and avoid making them at yours! (PS, Which One's Pink? is playing a free show at Fiesta Hermosa on September 2 @ 11:00 am -- local and free-- that's what I call entertainment)
Name: Tom Embry ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 11, 2007, 1:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Frontenac, Mo
Message: I remember two 'firsts' about the Lennox Theater: 1) my first bike was stolen while at the movie and 2)the first thing I ever won was two free passes by winning a banana-eating contest at a Saturday matinee. This was circa 1949.
Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 11, 2007, 9:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls ID
Message: Aaaargh! GAG! CHOKE! I'm with YOU Marilyn, with regard to that Jim Raines story back on page 517 being a bit difficult to get by ... that is just GROOOOOSSS! Maybe the ladies from '57 were more naive, but some of the things I've learned about the boys doing back then were disgusting! WOW! Sure glad I didn't know about the cretins' activites back then!!!
Name: Keith Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 11, 2007, 9:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, Hi
Message: Oops didn't notice the wrong word "siting" instead of "sighting". You sure can tell where I went to high school. To think I did worse than this while I was in school.