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Brian Wilson;
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.
Fairy Tale

Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 17, 2007, 2:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Portland, OR
Message: Seeing all the constructions going around me in Portland where there is still farmlands 20 mins from downtown Portland! They just added 4 blocks from me a huge play park with 4 baseball diamonds and 3 full size soccer field. Then I was thinking...I wonder how ol' Hawthorne used to be like? Well, with Walt Dixon book I got some answers but Alondra Park stirred my mind and I wonder what that place used to be like or was...before the man made pond and park and golf course was added. And...what is the best Park to visit in Hawthorne? I always thought Prairie Park was cool. Anyone?
Hey Raymond, It'll take someone older than me to tell you what Alondra was like before the pond. It was there when I was a little kid. One mistake in the Walt Dixon Hawthorne book that I know of is the Baker Cash Feed Store is listed in the 50s, but should have been the 30s.

Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 17, 2007, 11:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
No E-mail
Message: Man oh Man I am looking forward to tommorrow night. Has it really been 30 years? See everyone at the BelaMar Hotel! Our Reunion is going to Rock! Jill has worked hard to put this thing on. See everyone soon.
Hey Dennis, and the rest of you 77ers. have a great reunion. I'm going to try and drop by later, but have a committment to traffic school tomorrow.

Name: Dave Keller ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 17, 2007, 10:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Quincy, CA
Message: It (Senior Square) was exactly 28 by 28 or 784 square feet.

Name: Mary ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 17, 2007, 10:00 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods, CA
Message: Went to see the Rick Griffin exhibit at the Laguna Beach Museum of art yesterday. If you like the psychedelic art of the 60's, 70's and some Murph the Surf and Zappo comics original art plus his later work, go see it. Through end of September (open late Thursdays).

Name: michael Gustafson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 17, 2007, 9:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Cleveland,Ohio
Message: anyone have a year book for 1969

Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 17, 2007, 9:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey Cougs: Can someone guess the actual dimensions of Senior Square? From all the yearbooks and old newspapers I'm looking at, it seems like 25'by 25' but that's just a guess. Anyone have a more definitive idea? Thanks! The benches look to be about 8'long and three per side. The Alumni Association plans to rebuild it on the west side of Nyman hall.
Hey Clark, sounds about right to me. Anyone else??

Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 17, 2007, 8:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: Hey Don, I Remember that saying "There is no life east of Sepulveda". I believe it was 1977 and went to work wearing that tee shirt. I worked at Max Factor & Co., located at the corner of Van Ness Ave and El Segundo Blvd in Hawthorne. I almost started a early morning Riot there. Goes to say when I left work later that day, I was wearing my work shirt. I now live 300 miles east of Sepulveda, in a city that is full of life. See you all at the reunion...

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 17, 2007, 7:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: JB, what are you talking about? The Long Beach Poly team was a bunch of pussies when we played them in the 65/66 season. Ha, not really. They were still a very strong team then but the Cougars went for revenge and came home with a 20 to 0 score for the win. This was the first skunk for the mighty LBP in decades.
AHHHH, Sweet Revenge!!!

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 17, 2007, 7:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: I had no idea that '82 was doing their reunion on the same day (8/18) as '77 -- and just down the street in Manhattan Beach too! Hey, but what I remember being told was "there is no life east of Sepulveda!

Name: Andrea ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 16, 2007, 7:47 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Rossi
Class: 1982
City & State: hawthorne
Message: Just two more days till the class of 82 s reunion!!!!!!!!!

Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 16, 2007, 6:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut.
Message: John, The newspaper articles are really fun to read. I was at the Long Beach Poly game and remember the feeling of importance just being there from Hawthorne. I bet we would have won that game too had we played on our own field. Hawthorne was the most inspiring team I have ever watched play. Still waiting to hear more about it from those who were there.
I don't know about the winning part. LB Poly had Willie Brown, a halfback averaging 10 yards a carry and Lonzo Irvin, a fullback, averaging about 8 yards a carry. They were a VERY fast team that could have competed in the Pac 8, in my opinion.

Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 16, 2007, 1:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Re:Cougar sightings, so I guess class reunions don't count? Two more days class of 77!
Not exactly a chance meeting

Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 16, 2007, 12:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: EDH, CA
No E-mail
Message: I had a Cougar sighting on Sunday. I was in town so I had lunch with Tom Perez class of 76. We ate at the Kettle in Manhattan Beach. It was great to see an old friend. The only problem was finding a parking spot because of the volleyball tournament.
Hey Matt, Thanks and I'll give you this one, but Cougar Sightings are not set up, but chance meetings.

Name: Peggy Sarvis ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 15, 2007, 12:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Westbrook
Class: 1959
City & State: Lakewood, CA
Message: With much love around him, Gary Westbrook, Class of '63 passed away last evening. Gary fought hard after having his third heart valve replacement 3 weeks ago. Gary was surrounded by his wife, Bettye Jones, Class of '69, his two children, other members of his family and dear friends. Gary will be dearly missed as well as remembered for his loving heart, his funny stories, and his infectious laugh. A celebration of his life are in the planning stages. We are greatful for your prayers for Gary and the family through this trying time.
Peggy, Our sincere condolences to you and the rest of the Westbrook family.

Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 15, 2007, 11:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Jenny J, there are a lot more people showing up to this thing than what the list suggests on our website. I just have not had a chance to update it. Glad you are coming Saturday night!

Name: Jessie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 15, 2007, 8:35 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Corral
Class: 1974
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: If anyone is looking for a 1957 year book there is one up for grabs on ebay...Hawthorne yearbook for sale on eBay (posted on Brian's massage board):
Well there goes another yearbook for Cougartown

Name: Arno Portegies ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 15, 2007, 12:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: The Netherlands
Message: Dear Pam and Michelle, Great to hear that our 30th reunion is in the planning stages. I mentioned it a few months ago in Feedback. Me and the family need to come from Europe, so we would like a date a.s.a.p. to start planning for the trip. Can you let me know with a e-mail when a date had been set? Thanks, Arno Portegies

Name: Diana ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 9:47 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sanchez
Class: 1975
City & State: Bloomington, CA
Message: Can someone tell me how did the Cougars do in the CIF games back in 1959? I was only 2 so I have no idea.
Hi Diana, Well after the Samohi game we went on to CIF, winning the first week against El Rancho 25-20; then on to play Glendale where we won 9-7. That put us in the Championship game on December 11th 1959 against Long Beach Poly in the Los Angeles Coliseum. We lost our first and only game of the season that fateful night, something like 42-20 (really have blocked that score from my mind).

Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 9:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harrison
Class: 1971
City & State: Manhattan Beach

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 9:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Thanks Gary, I'm with the grandson and his buddy's. There's no way to make it sound good, I remember the receiver was even laughing after I TACKLED him. I can still hear Otto, DuuuuRan! I can't stop these fools from laughing! Fight-On Gary.

Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 8:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Dongguan China
Message: Hey John, The reason the Feedback has not been working for about a day or so is we found lead in the net here in China. We cleaned it out with bug spray they have here Oooo man incoming. Paco the cell doesn?t work here as AT&T said it would. See you all on Cruise Night.
Well get the lead out and hurry home, man....

Name: Jenny ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 8:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jorgenson
Class: 1977
City & State: apple valley ca
Message: Looking at the reunion list there is not very many people attending, thats a bummer! Is there anyone out there not on the list that is going? Cant wait for saturday night!

Name: Gary Shambaugh ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 5:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Calling all Cougars: The Class of '71 and '72 Reunion is just around the corner on August 24-25. All classes are invited and it would be great to see our friends from '70, '73, 74 in attendance. If you are still sitting on the fence thinking about whether to come or not, please think about this....we ain't getting any younger and opportunities to re-connect with your past are far and few between so take advantage now. You don't want to wind up on the Cougar obituary list having regrets about missed chances. Hey Wolfman, Shelton, Willis, and Johnson, we hope to see you there !

Name: Pam Betraun ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 5:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Heath
Class: 1978
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hi Michelle, Great!! maybe we can set a date for a kickoff meeting just to get the ball rolling. Jill My hubby and I thought we would stop by the 77 reunion later in the evening for a drink and to say hi. Would this be ok?

Name: JIM SLOEY ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 3:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Lihue, Hi
Message: Linda-I always thought you Dad's first name was Mister. He was a great guy. I remember breaking the glass on the fire extinguisher in the cafeteria one day accidentally leaning on it while in line. I was dragged from the cafeteria by one of the lunch ladies to see Mr. Nelson. We found him talking with MR. Sutton. I explained to Mr. Nelson what happened and before he could say a word, Mr. Sutton said "I'll fix it-no big deal." Mr. Nelson said nothing, I returned to the cafeteria to my spot in line and the lunch lady bent Mr. Nelson's ear for 20 minutes probably about how it was not an accident. Give my best to your Dad.
I always loved that lunch lady....

Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 14, 2007, 3:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: God I love the Samo High game talk. Just two quick things:Watching from the stands that night along with 50 or so football players insured HHS football teams for the next three or four years. We were all so excited by the play of that team that everyone wanted to win Bay League and go to CIF like that team. What we did not know that night was we would lose all those great coaches. The other thing was the B team beat Samo that afternoon. The best play of the game has half way through the fourth quarter and the game was already won. A pass over the middle by Samo and our middle linebacker, one Paco Duran, ducked to get out of the way of that pass. The next huddle we could not stop laughing. Howard, you are the best.
Yeah, he's one sick puppy, allright, Thanks Gar'...