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Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 5, 2007, 5:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: For more than 20 yrs, my mother worked @ Kenneth Chevrolet Used Cars on 120th St & Hawthorne Blvd. I also worked there as a "lot boy" (translation: car washer & gopher), as did my older brother, Jeff. Needless to say, all of our vehicles came from Kenneth. Shortly after graduating from HHS, Al Bellucci, Gen. Mgr., sold me a stock, '64 Chevy 409 w/ bucket seats, built-in tach, w/ 4 speed for $400.00. I tricked it out a bit w/ new paint, big tires & Cragar mags. Pretty quick for a big car. (Looked like a low-rider, ran like a race car). I particularly remember that from '55 through '58, especially, we would go to Kenneth up in the "circle" to witness the unveiling of the new Chevy line, then go to Chaffee to see the new Fords. It was tradition in our family. -Gibby-
Name: Frank Romano ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 5, 2007, 3:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: John, to answer your post. Ken Murphy was not related to the Buick dealer... His Father was George Murphy, not the senator, the business man... The Maui ranch was home to a herd of white cattle. Ken had one as a rug in his family room. Taken by accident. You are coming near your ten year anniversary... May you enjoy hundreds more. To borrow from Mr. Hope. Thanks for the memories.
Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 5, 2007, 12:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: Mike Mecey thanks for bringing back some good warm memories with your words about Kenneth Chevrolet. I always thought it was special of them when the new models were coming out and they would 'paper up' the showroom windows to 'hide' the new models that were placed on the floor BEFORE the official introduction date but, this seemed to always draw lots of people INTO the showroom to oogle over the new designs. I still recall going in there in 1954 and sitting in a new '54 Bel Air sedan in that soft turquoise & cream paint scheme and wishing my folks would buy one just like it. I always thought 'Kenneth' was the owners last name rather than his first. (Why? Heck if I know- -I guess most businesses seemed to be named from their last names like Northrop, Mote's, Chaney's etc. I'm very happy that Kenneth is alive and well up there in the quiet and lovely community of Rocklin. Oh, does he still drive a Chevy?
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 5, 2007, 11:37 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Have had lots of email asking about the Cougartown Picnic this month. At present it is on hold. As soon as we can get a venue and a date I'll add it right here on Feedback. Thanks to all for your inquiries.
On another subject: If you've recently sent for your Cougartown Password and have not received it, it could be your email system or spam filter is blocking it. Please check your trash directory to see if it's there and set your blocking filter to accept email from email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Also if you've recently sent for your password check this list.
If your name is NOT there your user name and temporary password have been deleted from the database, so you'll have to go here
and start over. Thanks Cougs....
Name: JUDI ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 4, 2007, 7:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: KANSAS
Message: KEITH, I WAS READING ABOUT U OF H WINNING THEIR GAME! JUST WANTED TO PASS ON THAT MY SON GOES TO UH MANOA CAMPUS AND UMPIRES BASEBALL FOR SEVERAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN THE AREA.
Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 3, 2007, 9:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: I wasn't able to go to Fiesta Hermosa til Monday, sad to say no known Cougar sitings. As always, it was a lot of fun.
Name: Jeanne ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 3, 2007, 6:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Diego,CA
Message: John B, when is the next Cruise Night?. I would love to go.
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 3, 2007, 8:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Another pair of random Cougar sighting flows from the '77 reunion. At Fiesta Hermosa yesterday, I separately ran into JB's neighbor John Heine ('77) and Tracy Turner ('78) -- both of whom I had not seen (until the reunion) in 30 years! If you're keeping score, that's 3 random Cougar sightings in one week!
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 3, 2007, 7:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: Roseville, CA
Message: Cougar sighting (sort of) Recently I started getting my hair cut from a new barber in town. Naturally the "where you from" topic came up. He grew up in Palos Verdes and we traded SoCal stories. In a recent trip to get my ears lowered, I met his dad who was in his shop, and again we started with the SoCal stories. I mentioned I was from Hawthorne and boy did "Dad" open up. I was talking to Kenneth L. Murphy...(any guesses yet)... The owner of Kenneth Chevrolet. We traded Kenneth Chevrolet stories and I told him how I couldn't hardly wait until the next year's model would be unveiled. It was almost like Christmas... the '55 '56 '57 '58 '59, all new and different. He told me how the City of Hawthorne took his business away from him to build the Hawthorne Mall.(by the way, how's the mall doing?.. Haven't been to the ole city in yeeeears.) I told him about this site. Saturday when I went in to do the hair thing, his son (the barber) said his dad had gone to the Cougar site and was happy to see some pictures of his dealership. He said it was like someone remembered him. Kenneth is well & retired in Rocklin, CA
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 2, 2007, 7:01 pm - HHS Time
Message: Tou'che Doris, But, boys will be boys,...and we will always argue sports (it's in our genes). I say, Willie Mays was the best, some other guy will say Duke Snider, or Joe Dimaggio, and so it goes. But, as far as supporting the Cougs, always. That's soooooooooo personal, genuine and heartfelt. And, I think, JB picks a home game, Cougartown, turnout each year? Right, John?
Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 2, 2007, 4:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: TWIN FALLS, IDAHO
Message: Gee John and John ... I would LOVE to see you guys have to eat your words come playoff time ... hey Jake! How about some support here! I think you, of all people, can put it into proper perspective for "the johns", so to speak. LOL! Oh shoot, you guys ... ya knows I luvs ya!
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 2, 2007, 10:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Well if Colt Brennan keeps up like he did last night for the University of Hawaii we just may have our first Heisman trophy winner from UH. 6 touchdowns, 416 yards in just the first half. He didn't even play in the second half. UH won 63 to 6 I think. Have any Cougars gone the UH here.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 2, 2007, 9:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: According to the Daily Breeze, our Cougars did everything well except score in Fridays football game. As this was a non- league game any way, let?s get ready to root them on to Victory for the rest of the year. Go Cougs!
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 2, 2007, 7:10 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: There's something successful/special about teams wearing cardinal and gold at any level of football. Watch for it this season - and support our Cougars. 20-0 isn't bad for an opening game - considering last year. GO COUGARS! Sorry, Jake, but GO TROJANS!
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 1, 2007, 8:21 pm - HHS Time
Message: Here we go again with a new high school and college football season. Different opinions, loyalties (none non HHS), and favorites. OKAY.....but really...SC vs Idaho????? When are the Chargers going to play our Cougars??????? Same talent pools!!!!!!!
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 1, 2007, 7:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: A lot of schools are starting their semesters before Labor Day it seems. It just seems bizarre. Anyone catch the NBC Nightly News story on surfing in Wisconsin tonight? Lots of Beach Boys music was played. Meanwhile, it is 7:25 and still 90° outside. How I miss the sea breeze of Hawthorne.
Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 1, 2007, 7:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: manhattan beach
Message: Happy belated (by one day) to Joan Marso, she would have graduated in '69 but her dad transferred to Santa Barbara so Joan left HHS right before her senior year...she still considers herself a Cougar!! Hope you had a great day, Joan!!
Name: Gail ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 1, 2007, 6:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Woodland Hills, Cali
Message: For those USC fans, class of '69 Rick Carden and wife Alice Beaird class of '71, son/ Kevin Carden is a writer for SC's playbook column
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 1, 2007, 4:33 pm - HHS Time
Message: I thought school didn't start until after this weekend. I don't remember any games before school started when I was a lad. Regardless, the Cougs suffered a miserable season last year...hope last night wasn't a precurser!!!!!!
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 1, 2007, 3:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: Football season started last night for the Cougars, they took on The Torrance Tartars. The score was Tartars 20 and the Cougars 0, wazzup with dat!!!
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 1, 2007, 9:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Central Pt, Oregon
Message: Ronald "Too Bad" Coleman -- class-0-'66, may be a suspect. He owns property here in Oregon, but is a wandering troubadour operating out of a mobile camping unit, constantly testing the surf and the benevolence of the local gendarmes. He had the distinction of growing up next door to (class president) Tom DeMary and had his mouth washed out with soap by Mrs. "Tommy Gun" Thompson in 3rd grade at good old York. Could it be his philanthropic bequeath to Cougartown?
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 31, 2007, 7:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: John there was a Ronald Coleman in the class of 75' Maybe it is him. Aloha everyone. Very hot here
Name: Monica ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 31, 2007, 6:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Palmdale Ca.
Message: Working behind the scenes....Thank you...
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 31, 2007, 5:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: A Ronald Coleman sent me a Ctown dues check, but there's no Ronald Coleman on the Alumni List. If you sent it, please contact me so I can credit this to you. Thanks much...
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 31, 2007, 3:32 pm - HHS Time
Message: I really wanted to go to Cruise Night, but it wasn't possible. I was staying with my little sister, Noreen, and she was on the '71-'72 reunion committee. She had to be at the Hacienda Hotel early to help set up the room before the guests arrived at 6:00PM. She wanted to be there at 4:00 PM and that was the same time as the Cruise. Her duties were far more important than me driving my oldie to Foster's. You're my buddy JB, but she's my little sister....she won!!!!!!!!!!
Name: Janice Henderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 31, 2007, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fountain Valley, Ca.
Message: John, I haven't been on in a few days so my birthday wish is late, but very sincere. Hope you had a wonderful birthday John. Thank you for the wonderful gift you've given us.A grateful Cougar.