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Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2007, 6:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Utah
Message: Back in 1962 Alan Hauge's folks let me put my newly bought '28 model 'A' shell of a car in the lot behind their house. I would get inside and dream of the day I would be cruising Hawthorne Blvd. with my olds powered coupe. This coupe would be the coolest of them all. Alan would paint it a deep candy burgundy with white pearl flames. Oh well, a guy can dream can't he? Finally, reality came to the surface and into the Navy I went, leaving all those dreams behind. It was just a window in time when all things seem to be perfect.
Look on the bright side Jim, it's probably a Chevy now

Name: Madeline Pelland ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2007, 3:54 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ryan
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hi Jeanne, I am so sorry to hear that you had to evacuate your home in San Diego but I'm also glad to hear that your house wasn't touched by the fire thankfully, I feel so badly for all of the people that have lost not only their homes but everything in them....Are you still moving to the Washington area? If so when are you moving? Take care and I hope this fire situation has passed for good. Madeline

Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2007, 3:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: The HHSAA (HHS Alumni Association) will meet on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10:00 a.m. at HHS/Nyman Hall. We'll have a surprise speaker. Please mark your calendars now so you don't forget!!!

Name: Margie Lopez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2007, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Galindo
Class: 1978
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: Hoping everyone is safe from all these fires ravishing our beautiful southland...I am definitely praying for rain...My daughter Nicole attends school at San Diego State...all classes have been canceled for this week...thank God she is safe and even manages to help at Qualcomm Stadium...I have another daughter at UC Riverside and she is fine just a little smoked out..I was able to find a misplaced number of a classmate who I went to school with for 12 yrs... Rose Gutierrez Bailey class of '78(we attended grade school at St. Joseph's 1st-8th grade...then on to good ole Hawthorne High) well she lives in San Diego was good to hear her voice after almost 30 years...and to know that she and her family are safe...after all when it comes down to it that's all that matters...thanks to our firemen and women who risk their lives for us and protect our homes...God Bless everyone...margie...p.s. thanx again John for this truly is a blessing
Thanks Margie...

Name: Jim Peppers ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2007, 9:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Athens, Greece
Message: Hello Cougars. We've been following the fires from here. From the first reports, I could never have imagined such a catastrophe. I thought Greece had the patent on that! I sincerely hope no Cougars were seriously affected. My best to everyone, and a thanks again to all those who sent messages when we had our freaky blazes. Jim Peppers

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2007, 6:43 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Received an email from Paco ... surrounded 5 miles on one side, 25 on the other. Good news was it's wet where they are. Prayers and thoughts for everyone in danger of this travesty.

Name: Jeanne ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2007, 6:03 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Burk
Class: 1969
City & State: San Diego, CA
Message: The San Diego Fires are castastrophic. I was evacuated on Monday and stayed with a co-worker. I was fortunate to have not lost my home and was able to return yesterday but so many people here have suffered unbelievable losses. Over 500,000 have been evacuated and there have been over 2000 homes lost and counting. There have been 7 lives lost, and many firefighter injuries. Please keep good thoughts and prayers for the good people of San Diego. It's a great place and the communities have pulled together with great support to one another.

Name: Steeve ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 24, 2007, 5:10 am - HHS Time
Maiden: trembay
Class: 1983
City & State: berlin
Message: Dennis Wilson documentary to premiere on A brilliant documentary about Beach Boys drummer, singer and songwriter Dennis Wilson will have its world premiere on The documentary, "Dennis Wilson Forever," was produced and directed by Billy Hinsche. The first part will run on on Monday, November 5. Other segments of the documentary will be premiered each Monday through Friday for two weeks. Dennis Wilson was known as the wildest of the Beach Boys, yet interviews with dozens who knew him best show that he was a warm, charismatic, highly creative and gifted singer, songwriter and musician. He was revered by his musical peers, lauded for both his vocals and songs, was considered a sex symbol of popular music. He drowned on December 28, 1983 while diving off a yacht. Billy Hinsche's documentary includes interviews with a vast number of those who were close to him over the years. The 80-minute documentary will be presented in Internet-friendly segments on is part of Flasher Factory, Inc. The web site features numerous exclusive video conversations with cutting edge creative talents in music, visual arts, motion pictures and video. Since its launch a year ago, has witnessed spectacular growth in viewers, making it now the key site for the creative fields.
Thanks Steeve, where is your senior picture?

Name: EL ROJO & IDA ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 23, 2007, 6:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Hey, just hope everyone is safe and our prayers are with you all. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU, Jake N Jude.

Name: Art LaMere ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 23, 2007, 5:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bettendorf Ia
No E-mail
Message: Well hope all is well with So Cal area and I pray and hope no Cougar has lost their home. I talked to my mom in Poway and they were ready to go. The car was packed but as of this afternoon they were still home. God bless you all and you are in my family's prayers, Art

Name: Lisa ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 23, 2007, 4:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Ramona, Ca
Message: Hello, Cougars: We are in Costa Mesa after having been evacuated two times - once from Ramona and then Poway area. I hope that Bart and family (Fallbrook) and Bill (Bonsall) are okay. John, having this site to check on daily is helping me have some normalcy in my routine now, thanks, Lisa
Thanks Lisa and all our Cougar fire victims are safe.

Name: Gina ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 23, 2007, 3:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Black
Class: 1980
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: I live in Hemet. If any evacuees need help with fostering their animals (dogs/cats/birds), please contact me. I have space and can take a few. God bless, everyone!! xoxoxo
Hey Gina, Thanks very much for that and thanks too for checking in.

Name: Patti Stevens ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 22, 2007, 12:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Gutierrez
Class: 1986
City & State: Henderson, Nevada
Message: I was in the South Bay area this weekend and it was great seeing all the familiar places and not familiar places again. I had a chance to cruise Hawthorne Blvd. from the 105 freeway down to Torrance Blvd. It was great seeing HHS again and all the old stomping areas. I have been out of the area since 1998, (married a military man and we went to Hawaii, Montana and now Nevada) John, thanks for sharing all your great memories from HHS and giving us all a place to reminisce and reconnect.
Hey Patti, you are welcome and thank YOU for going back home for the tour.

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 22, 2007, 11:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Here's a link to the Farmer's Insurance television commerical featuring EJ Curcio (Class of '77) as the leaping bass player.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 22, 2007, 9:45 am - HHS Time

Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: I hope everyone is safe from the fires. I had to cancel my golf this morning with the closing of the 241 tollway. My daughter just called and said that they evacuated my son in-law from Carlsbad along with parts of San Diego. Here in south OC it's getting real dark with no wind! Stay safe!!

Name: NEIL Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 21, 2007, 9:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: crestview florida
Message: Hello to all. Lots of COOL NEW stuff here at Cougartown Central. I see my brother is finally a "contributor" to the Hawthorne High/John Baker legacy webpage, cool beans Eric! Mr. Tank, sorry to have missed the Reunion, Bobby ...I DID get lost again! (joke). JB you out did yourself with the Cougle engine- how far out is that? The Cars We Drove page is bitchen, it brought back faint a recollection of 1969, Joe Caminski would give a bunch of us a ride to HHS from out of the Del Aire section. He would pull up in front of Rich Greedus' place on Judah & 119th, we would all pile into his heap, a 50's Chrysler. Normally riders included Joe, Rich, Craig Foster, Eric and ever who wanted a ride, but due to my underclassmanship I'd get stuffed into the trunk. Heck it was a "ride"...anyway I would stick my hand up out of the rear deck (speaker) hole and as Joe drove I would do this "trippy" animated robotic "peace sign" gesture with my hand...Joe told everyone who saw it that it was a new battery operated deal from Funhaven! So I turned being at the bottom of the pecking order into a good thing, through my resilient creativity. Sometimes Joe would ask me to flip the bird when at stop lights so the car behind would get a jolt! Hey it was a "ride"....and I got a lot of laughs!

Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 21, 2007, 1:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: I'm here in Honolulu on some "R&R" and through the wonders of technology was able to read Cougartown and I see many postings regarding the Old Standards and Icons that we all know and remember which have gone away. There was an Icon here in Honolulu that gave up the "ghost" five years ago; the "World Famous Kodak Hula Show" in Kapiolani Park. This free show was performed by the seasoned natives here for at least fifty years (give or take) and I did see it once in the mid-eighties and the participants at that time were senior citizens. But, five years ago was 2002 only a few months after 9-11 which probably had something to do with its closure as well (low attendance). Aloha........

Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 20, 2007, 11:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Concord, Ca
Message: The name of the whale was Winnie the whale with the detachable tail.
Thanks Gary....

Name: Sean Ramey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 20, 2007, 2:27 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Fitzpatrick
Class: 1972
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: John Hampton if your out there drop me a line, I would like to hear from you.

Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 20, 2007, 7:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut.
Message: Kieth Jones,I just read your bio. Wow, what a roller coaster of a life you have lead. It's a good thing you didn't let them amputate your leg. How is it today? Now that you live in Las Vegas you can make it to the upcoming cruise night, right?

Name: Paulette Grimes ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 20, 2007, 3:05 am - HHS Time
Maiden: NELMS
Class: 1963
City & State: Peoria AZ
Message: I'm class of 1963...had decent grades, some friends, and did ok. I came to HHS from Yukon Intermediate...most of my classmates went to LHS and I knew no one in my new school. You won't find my name in the 1963 El Molino...there was a girl on the El Molino staff with the first name of Paulette, which is also my first name. My name was Paulette Nelms. My picture appears in that issue with her last name. Can anyone imagine what it is to grab your copy of your senior yearbook and not find yourself???
Hi Paulette, and welcome. No picture? It happens all the time. I think picture day must have been a good day to ditch school

Name: Mike Betterman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 19, 2007, 11:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: R B CA
No E-mail
Message: No Keith it was the other one.

Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 19, 2007, 7:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: Wow, Jill, So you were the "Small Brain" that blew it today, Huh? Yes. We can get M & B out here at the river, too.
There you go, Jill....

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 19, 2007, 7:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: If that Chuck Fick is the one I know then he was a catcher for the Montreal Expos and caught our own Greg Staffon. He was also an actor who beat me for a lot of roles. If it is the same one.
Thanks Keith, I think it was.