Name: Ingrid Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 28, 2009, 10:44 am - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: RE ? Wayne & Donna Dickey First, let me offer congratulations to the happy couple. I don?t personally know either of them. But, hey! They?re fellow Cougars, and I?m sure we all wish them well. Second, I too, got married in Las Vegas. When it came time for Brad and me to tie the knot, we wanted to find the method that was quick, easy, legal and at the lowest cost. We also opted for the drive-thru wedding chapel and I?ve been a huge proponent of it ever since. In our case, we took the money that would have been spent on lavish wedding preparations (dress, flowers, photographer, invitations, etc.) and instead we managed to have a huge reception a few weeks later to celebrate our legal nuptials with family and friends. Personally, I think that in many cases too much time, effort, and money is spent planning a wedding; with little consideration for the actual marriage that ensues. That?s all. Just my two cents.
Name: Mabel Talavera ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 26, 2009, 7:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lawndale, CA
Message: My heart broke to recently learn that my buddy Alfredo Mercado passed away. We went to Felton Jr. High and we were both in our Jr. high band. We had lots of laughs and remained friends throughout high school. The very last time I saw him was at our 10+ reunion where we had lots of fun. My sympathy goes out to his family and all his friends. Defenitely someone I will never forget. He will be missed. Mabel Lopez-Talavera, C/O'88
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 26, 2009, 12:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: I'm having problems accessing Cougartown and cannot upload anything right now without jumping through BIG hoops. Please bear with me as I'm sure the problem will be resolved soon. Feedbacks will be slow in coming and some email I cannot return, so if you've emailed me, please be patient. Thanks very much
Name: Bonnie Lou Cozby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 25, 2009, 11:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ocean Park, WA
Message: I have a Cougar sighting to report. The actual first sighting was in early fall of last year...now we see this guy almost daily. Ed Strange (class of 1969) has made his way back to the West coast. After retiring from the phone company, starting a business in Texas and selling it five years later, Ed made plans to move to Oregon near an old friend. He called us in Ocean Park, WA to drop by...came for the weekend and 8 days later came here for good. My husband Charlie (Cozby '69) and Ed have been friends since they were nine. I met Eddie when I was a junior in high school. Sandy Adamson ('71) and I would go to the Jack in the Box across from Hawthorne High and number paper cups (inventory of some sort) while Charlie manned the grill and Eddie manned the mike. The four of us spent the entire summer of '69 at the beach and now Ed is here and the three of us are still at the beach, just a little cooler than down south. Ed has started a gardening/landscape business here, a life long dream. Just recieved notice of the August reunion so am hoping to convince these guys we should go. Funny how things work out.
Name: Kelley Currie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 25, 2009, 8:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Englewood, Or
Message: I feel really stupid, I thought Wayne and Donna were already married!? Oh well that's what some of us get for thinking..peace babyKell
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 23, 2009, 8:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Well, I guess the cats out of the bag. Donna & I would like to thank all the well wishers. To clarify some misconceptions about "THE EVENT". We "did" know each other in high school. Although we were never an item. We did get re-acquainted at our 30 year reunion. Yes a pair of nylons were in the mix. Everything has been very simple with us since. In Las Vegas for our b-days (Nov. 3rd & 4th). Spur of the moment decision. Yes we used the drive through service. Next cruise night will have Mr & Mrs Dickey, instead of just "Donna & Wayne".
Name: Carole Ferruccio ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 23, 2009, 6:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Isabella, CA
Message: John I tried to give info on Judy Poore on the missing class of 59 page but it would not accept message. It kept going to a "could not find page" when I clicked submit. Judy Poore has passed away. If you have a way to let them know I would appreciate it. Thanks, Carole
Name: Scott Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 23, 2009, 10:22 am - HHS Time
Message: I am a big fan of Brian Wilson. I would be very interested in purchasing a home football program that may list Brian Wilson on the roster and might include a team photo (circa1958?). Please email me if you have one you may be willing to part with or know of someone who might. I apologize in advance if this is not the appropriate forum for such an inquiry.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 22, 2009, 10:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: solvang
Message: Mr. Bickers is right about respect, I still think of most of my friends parents as Mr. and Mrs. Many times never knowing their first name. Our generation was taught respect. And as to Max Rolen, you give 'em hell son. You're in all our prayers! I think you could give him a sighting John, ah come on John! And the winner of the "I am the biggest Trojan Jock sniffer" contest I staged a couple of weeks ago is my dear friend Pat Burris, responding before I even release the "TO SUBMIT-Click only once[Sloey]. Congrats Pat, your prize is still on the male. Did I mention I going to be a Grandpa? How many times?
Name: Robb Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 22, 2009, 4:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Looking for 1973 HHS alumna. My wife and I are planning a vacation to listen to some live music in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. I would like to get in touch with Sandy Berwick (HHS 1973). The last time I talked to her (1995?) she was living just outside of Memphis, in Mississippi. She was married and her last name was Phillips. Anyone with information on her whereabouts, please let me know.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 22, 2009, 11:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Does anyone know the whereabouts of these missing class of 59ers; Bob Ross, Joe Bell, Marilyn Ford, Jerry Rigney, and James Schrecongost. If so, please contact Karen Kuehl firstname.lastname@example.org
Also please check their 59 missing list
to see if you know the whereabouts of other missing 59ers.
Name: Les Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 21, 2009, 2:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kalaheo, Hawaii
Message: Wow! Thanks everyone, I looked on Ebay and there were several but no "58" I will watch for a while and see what happens. Thanks for your generous offers. Aloha, Les
Name: Richard Labriola ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 21, 2009, 1:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Buenos Aires Argentina
Message: Hello fellow Cougars, I have not checked in in a while. I would like to share with all of you that tomorrow January 22 I will be going to the Elton John concert here in Buenos Aires (Boca Juniors Stadium) with my son Matthew. This is 34 years after I last saw him play at Dodger Stadium in 75 and 35 years after seeing him at The Fabulous Forum in 74. Anyone who knew me in High School in 73 and 74 can tell you the passion I had for the music of Elton John. Especially Greg Guerrero and Mark Pappas who patiently put up with me. I will see if I can post some pictures next week. Take care all --- Richard
Name: Tammy Nichols ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 21, 2009, 12:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Omaha NE
Message: We're all so nice because we're all from Hawthorne. We may live all over now but the roots are still there and I, for one, am proud to call it my Hometown. By the way, it is 43 in Omaha today. That is like 43 degrees warmer than last week.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 21, 2009, 12:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas or Bust
Message: Les...me too! I have a 1959 el molino and I can scan you some pic's too.
Name: Jon M. Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 21, 2009, 12:18 pm - HHS Time
Message: Congratulations to Donna and Wayne!!!!! Two good people that I have known over 40 years. Then I read about a man in Hawaii that is looking for pictures from the 1958 El Molino. Some lady in Omaha,(iceberg) Nebraska is willing to download from the 1958-60 El Molinos to the gentleman in Hawaii. Is this a wonderful site or what? Mr John Baker, you make it happen, your the Greatest!!!
Name: Tammy Nichols ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 21, 2009, 11:38 am - HHS Time
City & State: Omaha NE
Message: Hi Les Ward. I have my dad's (Gene Levene HHS60) yearbooks, including the one from 1958, and can probably scan some pages for you. Let me know. Tammy
Name: Les Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 21, 2009, 9:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kalaheo, Hawaii
Message: Aloha, from Hawaii! Well we have a Hawaiian in the Whitehouse! I hope everyone can get behind him and turn things around. Also can anyone tell me if it is possible to obtain an El Molino (1958) or possibly scan some of the class pics? Anyway ya'll are doin good, and have a pleasant 2009. Mahalo Les (58)
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 21, 2009, 8:47 am - HHS Time
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: First, I wanted to report a Cougar sighting. I need your approval J B! On the cover of the February 09 Journal of the AMA, American Motorcyclist, is a picture of HHS's Mark Blackwell, head of Victory motorcycles. Second, I wanted to let everyone know that I had a seizure (first one in my life) a week ago. MRI produced a brain tumor. I go under the knife 1-28-09 to have it removed. The concern is they can't remove all due to possible damage to regular brain tissue which could impair my right side strength. Wish me luck and have a fine Cougar day!
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 21, 2009, 6:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: I congratulate Donna and Wayne on their recent marriage. What a great story. They did not really know each other in High School, but 'connected' at our 30th Reunion, all over a pair on nylons. Devotion and companionship - it's so cool. Love you guys! Betty
Name: Pauline Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2009, 6:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oak Hills, Ca.
Message: Just want to say congratulations to Donna and Wayne. I wish you both all the best. People don't know this but Donna and my parents knew each other growing up. I think they went to school together at Venice High. And I agree today is a great day for our nation.
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2009, 3:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: It is, indeed, an especially good day to be an American! We are a unique generation to have seen our country go from segregation to seeing Barack Obama sworn in as our 44th president. But that is not what prompted me to check into Cougartown today. I heard a Hawthorne rumor a few weeks ago via Artie Verduzco. I called my friend today to condirm that it is in fact, a fact. It pertains to two of our Cougars who fell in love at a class reunion not that long ago. She, with a run in her stockings, he with an extra pair in his glove box...(which I still don't understand)...They communicated via this gift from John Baker and emails and finally he moved here to be with her. November 2nd they happened to be in Las Vegas and said, "What the heck." Donna Cook Wright and Wayne Dickey are man and wife. Congratulations!
Name: James Cicalese ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2009, 10:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: l;akewood ca
Message: Its a good day to be an american.
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2009, 10:10 am - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hello All; Hey Ernie Nixon, Cougartown is indeed a very small place. My mom and I lived in the front unit of Stan and Nell Ballentine's duplex for several years (late 50's thru early 60's). Since the place was just a one bedroom your uncle Stan converted an empty room up over his garage into a bedroom for me. It was like I had my own apartment, sort of. They were both super to us. They even let us use their camping trailer that they kept up in Crestline a couple times. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Good luck and better times to all of us with our new administration. Hope to see you all on cruise night. Mike
Name: ROCKY THOMAS ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2009, 6:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: HEMET CA
Message: WADE, IT WAS REALLY GREAT SEEING YOU LAST WEEKEND. THANKS FOR COMING AND WATCHING MY SON WRESTLE. WHY DO I LOOK YOUNGER THAN YOU? HOPE YOU AND YOUR BOYS CAN COME THIS SAT TO TEMECULA. THE BOY SHOULD BE IN THE FINALS SAT NIGHT. GOD BLESS, LITTLE ROCKY
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 19, 2009, 9:15 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca
Message: John Boy; I remember Bobby Bausman and Pat Desmore were best of friends and inseparable. Always hitting the parties together until Pat got married to Maureen and changed his habits LOL. Hard to believe that they are both gone, RIP.
Name: Bill Young ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 18, 2009, 10:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Phoenix, Or
Message: The Bausman's were quite the crew, being younger and their next door neighbor in my early years I tagged along occasionally. The initial year of little league I was seven and played on the Pee Wee's as there was no age limit which changed thereafter. The beginning years on opening day the teams would parade down Hawthorne Blvd with the kids hanging out the windows of cars or loaded in pick ups while the parents would honk the horns while slowly cruising. The caravan would be decked out with crepe paper and balloons in their respective team colors. I lost thought of the parades till Jim Gibson mentioned Ed. Any whereabouts of Fred, Kenny or Nancy Bausman?
Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 18, 2009, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: JB: Re: Paco's Pics, the 3rd photo (w/ Paco, Ty Goodman, Bobby Bausman, & your sis). Ain't no doubt...Bobby's shoes & socks were (& still are) trend setters! That dude was stylin'! Musta borrowed 'em from his dad, Ed. I loved Mr. Bausman...What a character! - Gibby -