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Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 9, 2008, 9:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: The hoods could only be bought from one place..I don't remember the name of the sporting good store, but I think it was on Inglewood ave in Lennox. You were not cool unless you had one. I was so cool the sun shined all the time!!
Name: Rick Salibury ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 9, 2008, 8:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Seattle, Wa.
Message: Sorry John, I've had my scolding of the week. I did make a mistake and put my last name in the email spot.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 9, 2008, 8:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: John, saw your message back to Rick about leaving a last name. I think the only exception might be DEAN. I think if you mention Dean you mean Dean Stafford. Maybe Cougar #1. During my years at HHS there were two major fashion events; Tom Mc Cann shoes called TWISTERS and an Army surplus coverall that was off white and had a hood. DEAN was the first guy I saw with one and within a month everyone had one. John, I think you wore one. Within two months my cousins in Iowa was calling asking how to get them.
Name: Tammy Long ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 9, 2008, 5:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: El Segundo, CA
Message: Hey to all Cougars who have planned a reunion.....any tips on getting people to sign up earlier rather than later....it sure would be nice to get more people to sign up now so we can plan for food, tables, etc. It is going to be a great time, casual, relaxing..August 9th at the Hacienda Hotel. Check out the reunion site on the link here
at Cougartown! Hope to see many there!
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 9, 2008, 2:06 pm - HHS Time
Message: Has anyone heard anything from Jimmy Peppers? Greece was hit with a pretty bad earthquake, it did a lot of damage.
Name: Rick ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 9, 2008, 2:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: So. Seattle / North Bend, Wa.
Message: This message is for Carolyn Darlington in Bellevue Washington. I'm not from the class of 57, but does it count if I was born that year, were still Cougars in Washington.
Hey John, my wife Debbie (maiden name Anderson) is flying home tonight from there. She went to a wedding down there with lots of Cougar sightings that she will be posting tomorrow. Last time she posted, there was no picture of her, can you find one for me, so I can make fun of her, like she does me?
Name: molly moses ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jun 9, 2008, 10:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: visalia ca
Message: I would love to hear from any of my friends from Hawthorne High Molly Fagan Moses '54
Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 8, 2008, 1:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Yuma, AZ
Message: Thank you Karen Fuller for the kind thoughts. I am glad that you found your calling in dance. Mrs. Cable was a great instructor. We had several wonderful, talented dancers attend her classes. Janice Nyman is one that comes to mind.
Enjoy - Cheri
Name: Jim Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 8, 2008, 4:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: Atlanta
Message: Fathers day is the 15th John. It has been pushing 100 degrees in Atlanta with humidity hovering around 75%. Have actually gotten use to it. Still would rather be by the ocean again though. Maybe S. Carolina or Oregon. Man, I wish I had someone out here to watch the Laker games with. People out here hate the Lakers. I might be flying out that way in December. Is there an event planned with Cougartown around then? Would love to go to Fosters or something. Well, back to the pool.
Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 7, 2008, 9:37 am - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA
Message: Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband, Eric Koch (pronounced cook). As some of you know we dated our senior year @ HHS and for a time @ El Camino then went our own ways, each marrying others. At our 30 year reunion we reunited and 2 years later were married in our friend Helen's backyard in Manhattan Beach with all 10 of our daughters, yes TEN, (I have 6 and he has 4) there. We also were blessed to have both of Eric's parents there and my mom also to celebrate with us. Now nearly 5 years later we are still happily married. Eric, you are the love of my life. You make me happy, fill my life with more laughter and I love you!! Happy Birthday!!
Name: Jan Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 7, 2008, 7:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Carmichael, CA & Elsinore, UT
Message: Happy Saturday Everyone...John, Thank you for reminding us all about June/Dues month. My check is in the mail. It is a small price to pay for such a wonderful place to go. Sometimes not checking in all of the time, makes for great reading and catching up. I want to wish all of you Coug Dad's out there a very Happy Father's Day. Smiles For Miles. Jan
Name: Sue Hans ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 6, 2008, 7:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Mateo,ca
Message: OH BOY, DOWN MEMORY LANE! BUT IT WAS FIRST GRADE, DENNIS. I DIDN'T GET TO GO TO KINDERGARDEN BECAUSE MY SISTER HAD JUST BEEN BORN AND MY MOTHER WAS SURE I WOULD BRING ALL KINDS OF BAD BUGS HOME. CAUSED A LIFETIME OF RESENTMENT (HAHA) MY FAVORITE JOB WAS MILK MONITOR. I CAN STILL REMEMBER WALKING DOWN THE HALLS WITH THE LITTLE CARTONS OF MILK AND FEELING SO IMPORTANT. LIFE WAS SO SIMPLE THEN. DO YOU REMEMBER WRIGLEYS MARKET ON AVIATION BLVD? I DECIDED TO RUN AWAY AND ON THE WAY PICKED UP A CUTE DOG. DECIDED THAT HE NEEDED TO EAT SO WENT INTO THE MARKET AND STOLE A BOX OF MILK BONES. OF COURSE I GOT CAUGHT AND THEY CALLED MY MOTHER, BOY WAS I IN TROUBLE. I THINK THAT WAS THE THIRD GRADE. NEVER DID THAT AGAIN. CURED ME OF EVEN THINKING ABOUT TEENAGE SHOPLIFTING.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 5, 2008, 9:32 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: Carolyn Darlington, my sister also lives in Bellevue, WA. She is class of 55. Her name is Lorraine "Wisham" Grace. Her E-mail is in the class listings.
Name: Dennis Campbell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 5, 2008, 3:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hey Paco, You were the chalk monitor and I was milk monitor Sue Hans was the pencil monitor, do you remember the name of our kindergarten teacher? Boy we had that place wired back then. It was 1948, 60 years ago. Wow
Name: Margie Lopez ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 5, 2008, 9:47 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: Hey John...glad you had a great weekend...we were all wondering...also thoroughly enjoyed reading Bill Tamburrino's article on early Hawthorne life...I brag about my childhood growing up in Hawthorne all the time...Bill you have a wonderful way with words...and Dean Morris' story of hi-jinks and tomfoolery are hysterical...I can picture Mr. Frye...he was a great man...and made a great omelet...and Fred Rinaldi...I escorted your mom to a play last year..."Annie Get Your Guns"...and this year went to see "Miss Saigon" with the lot of them...Madonna Bartasavich and all their friends have season tickets to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts...am proud to say that I count these lovely ladies as my dear friends...and whenever we see each other...we reminisce of their good friendship w/ my mom Lupe Galindo who passed away in '95...sure miss all those good days...thanx everyone for sharing...we did have a blast...margie
Name: Fred Rinaldi ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 5, 2008, 8:20 am - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan beach
Message: Went to Serra, but spent 3 summers at HHS recovering. Know a lot of Ol timers are Beach Boys' fans. I came across a CD last weekend, though you might want to check it out. Rockabye Baby, Lullaby Renditions of The Beach Boys
. Really mellow, downloaded it on my work computer, very soothing and a nice job. BTW a lot of Cougars have mentioned my mom Grace Rinaldi who taught at holy Joe's many years. I'm happy to say she will be 92 this August and going strong. If anyone wants to touch base with her, please e-mail me. She loves hearing from "her" students.
Name: Carolyn Darlington ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 5, 2008, 7:42 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bellevue, WA
Message: Wondering if there are any grads from 1958/1957 living in Washington State. Thanks for you help. Carolyn Ward Darlington
Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 5, 2008, 6:42 am - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: If anyone is interested, there is a HIS C/O 89 yearbook on ebay. The same seller states he also has a HHS C/O 90 yearbook. Also a HMS C/O 2003 yearbook is available from another seller. All of these items are a "Buy It Now" item.http://tinyurl.com/4sabqlI guess Hawthorne Intermediate jumped on the middle school bandwagon!
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 11:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: I saw Dean mentioned Mr. Tamburino. The little league field was a place where all the Holy Glen met up to watch us play baseball. Mr. Frye had his chair right behind the snack shack in between the two fields so he could watch both games at once. I remember one playoff game I was catching Mr. Tamburino was out in center field beating up someone with his cane. He and my dad were very good friends. I remember Benny Beard as a feisty fireplug. Those times back then are still the best. We really had some fun. Dean if I recall played on the Braves with my brother Les. Either that or he played on the Vikings. Can't remember. But that year when my bro was 12 they had some awesome players in that little league. How about that really tall guy. I think his last name was Adams. he was well over 6' tall at 12 years old. I remember chasing down foul balls and getting a winner sucker for turning it in. I was small enough back then to fit down the sewer drain and get balls. Man I was tiny.
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 9:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: I'm going to jump in here and add my fondest memories of Tambo's coaching and escapades that have stayed with me throughout the years. Even though I grew up on the other side of Hawthorne, east of Inglewood Ave, Bill coached myself and His Boy Rocky Thomas through some of the best baseball, football, and basketball seasons ever. As Bill has mentioned, his mentors were great fathers and gentlemen of the city. Bill also was a fantastic coach and mentor to us growing up. Teamwork, accountability, and friendships were made through Bills humor and style of coaching. Always encouraging us to work together and have fun the teams he had on the east side of town, Memorial, looked forward to playing Hollyglen Park because we knew we were playing some of the best talent in the City. When we all arrived at HHS we blended our talents together and this made for some league championship teams in three sports and some all CIF, Bay, and Ocean league athletes. Bill also spent countless seasons calling Hawthorne Pop Warner football games on Sundays. One of his favorite lines was, "Today, Mister Bruv Greasby is here with his world famous diaperbag". Contents inside bag came from Colorado. When people from other cities talked of Pop Warner games at Hawthorne, they spoke fondly of the game announcer who's voice echoed their son's name as he played football. Bill brought fun and laughter where ever he went. SC/Notre Dame games in November, standing on the sideline with Ara, painting ourselves green, and trying to find a ride home following these games...These were the best of times. I'm sorry I could make the reunion at Dodger Stadium, I still have my sons games to attend to. I'm here coaching at the Fountain Valley High, with the same enthusiasm as I was taught. Thank You Bill, you are a great mentor yourself and a class act. The Middle League season of 1970 saw the Indians of Hawthorne American beat the Dodgers of Hawthorne National in the City Play-offs. Tambo was in center field holding court, I almost swallowed my chewing tobacco.....The City of Good Neighbors has produced some of the best mentors of all time.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 4, 2008, 6:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vallejo, CA
Message: Note to Gary Bickers: I am not surprised to hear about Ron Peterson being a leader on your basketball team. I remember when we were in Park League and Ron was our coach he drilled us for hours on basketball fundamentals at the Eucalyptus gym. The rebounding drills were most intense, 1 on 1, contests between two players. He pushed us to the edge where you wanted to clean your opponent's clock in the drill and this was your teammate! Anyway, Ron always had a good word to say about all his players after we went through his fun practices. If you were lucky, he would take some of his players surfing with him, so he really was a pretty good guy. I guess he instilled a competitive drive in many of his young players way back when. I think once again this is the kind of Hawthorne toughness Bill Tamburrino was talking about in his story. I don't ever remember getting hugs, kisses and smiley faces just for showing up. Effort and performance mattered, even if it was just park league basketball for middle schoolers.