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Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 5, 2007, 5:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
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-
Thanks Gib, Lots of us made the trek in mid October to Kenneth and Chaffee. Loved the new car unveilings.

Name: Frank Romano ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 5, 2007, 3:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
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.
Hey Frank, Thanks for the information on Kenneth, and yes, we just passed the 10 year anniversary of Early 60s Hawthorne Homepage/Cougartown in June.

Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 5, 2007, 12:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
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?
Hi Jim, I think it was Roseville CA and what I'd like Mike to ask is if Kenneth Murphy is any relatiion to Bill Murphy Buick in Culver City.

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 5, 2007, 11:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
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 and
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
Maiden: GARCIA
Class: 1978
City & State: KANSAS
No E-mail

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 3, 2007, 9:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Miles
Class: 1977
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
Maiden: Burk
Class: 1969
City & State: San Diego,CA
Message: John B, when is the next Cruise Night?. I would love to go.
Hi Jeanne, It'll be in February or March. See you there.

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 3, 2007, 8:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
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!
Maaann, you are on a roll, Dan. Thanks very much.

Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 3, 2007, 7:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
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
GREAT STUFF Mike. Now that's a Feedback story. Thanks very much for adding it and ask dad if he's still got the money from my 66 Chevelle and 70 Camaro I still remember their Parts dept. phone number, SPruce 2-2401 (the first Hawthorne number that wasn't OSborne, that I remember) as I must've bought hundreds of parts for the 58 Chevy there. Thanks again Mike, it's nice to know what our old Hawthorne business people are doing now. BTW, the Hawthorne Mall is boarded up and has been for many years.

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 2, 2007, 7:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
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?
That sounds great John. I'll check their schedule

Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 2, 2007, 4:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
No E-mail
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!
Hey I'm not bragging on that game last night. I thought USC looked pretty lazy. Here I am talking about College football. How 'bout those Cougars... Come on out to a Cougar game this year, folks. Let's cheer them on....

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 2, 2007, 10:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
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
Class: 1966
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!
AMEN to that, boy...

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 2, 2007, 7:10 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
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
No E-mail
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!!!!!!!
USC has the 8th toughest schedule in the nation this year. If you replaced Idaho with a Div 1a team they would probably have the 4th toughest schedule.
John, if you want your picture shown, you'll have to leave your class.

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 1, 2007, 7:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
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
Maiden: Harrison
Class: 1971
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
Maiden: Beaird
Class: 1969
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
Hey Gail, Ask Rick whatever happened to his brother, Pat HHS62.

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
Class: 1971
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!!!
I say we do a little more to support the Cougars this year, whattayasayall??

Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 1, 2007, 9:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
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?
May be, and that's what it will turn into unless someone steps forward

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 31, 2007, 7:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
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
Could be....

Name: Monica ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 31, 2007, 6:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1989
City & State: Palmdale Ca.
Message: Working behind the scenes....Thank you...
I'm guessing you're Monica Cervantes?

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 31, 2007, 5:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
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
No E-mail
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!!!!!!!!!!
Hey John, I was just ribbing ya'

Name: Janice Henderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 31, 2007, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jamison
Class: 1968
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.
Hi Janice, Thank you and you are welcome....