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Name: Terry Allen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 12, 2009, 6:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1974
City & State: Salem, Oregon
Message: Happy Birthday Ingrid! We went to grades K-3 together at Lockhaven Christian. I went to your birthday party in 2nd or 3rd grade. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 11, 2009, 1:20 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Just wanted to say "Thank You" to Sheri Miles Aust '78 and to you JB...the father of Were it not for the two of you, I might never have re-connected with my long lost cousin. Thank you both - very much!
Hi Anita, Very glad it happened for you too. This kind of thing happens a bunch around here, doesn't it?
Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 11, 2009, 11:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redlands, CA
Message: Greetings, I'd like to send a heartfelt Happy Birthday to the World's Greatest Sister. Happy Birthday Ingrid, may the rest of the year bring you joy, peace and rewards for the great sister you have always been to me. I love you, Eric
Hey Ingrid, Happy Birthday!!!
Name: Steve Eide ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 11, 2009, 7:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Alexandria, VA
Message: I am so sorry to hear of Ellen Prongue Baldwin's passing. Ellen and her family (Harry, David, Nancy and their mom and dad) were my neighbors growing up, me on Cranbrook and they on Kornblum. I noticed while trying to locate my childhood friend Harry Prongue (66) that he had passed away last August. All my best to the Prongue and Baldwin families.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 10, 2009, 7:53 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Welcome back Baker Man! It was all I could do to keep from calling you on your cell to get my little CT fix! Geez, I had to actually ACCOMPLISH stuff! Hope your vacation was a good one - you deserve some time off. Now it's back to the grind until the next party....oh, and just paid the dues via PayPal. Doesn't get easier than that! Thanks for another year of fun and love. XO
Well thank you Sue for the dues and thanks too for the article stating that out of the top 1500 high schools in the nation, a Hawthorne specialty high school ranks 56th. Very nice news for our City of Good Neighbors.
Name: Camille Hawkes ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 10, 2009, 4:13 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hill
Class: 1959
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: So sorry to pass on news of this loss. Ellen Prongue Baldwin (married to Ron), passed away June 3rd of a heart attack. She lived in Alta Loma. She was the class of '62. Our condolences to the family.
Sad news again for our class, Camille. Mary Ellen was a good friend at HHS. She will be missed. Thanks for the information.
Name: Sharon Bierman Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 10, 2009, 11:01 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: Welcome home, John! I missed my daily dose of Cougartown so much!! Your vacation has reminded me just how much I love checking in to Cougartown and what's happening with everyone. We have a new (old) car in the family- 1993 Ruby Red Corvette (Mike FINALLY gets a toy!) and a new puppy. So please don't ever go away again because apparently when you do, the universe loses its mind! xoxoxo
Hey Sharon, Tell Mike I want to borrow the car. Another trip planned down Route 66. Thanks too for the Ctown dues, girl.
Name: Brian Bourguignon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 10, 2009, 9:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Oceanside CA
No E-mail
Message: Hey John, I was looking for the price of dues this year? Also with all the time and effort you put into making Cougartown what it is, I hope that we at least bought you a beer while you were on vacation!
Hi Brian, Cougartown dues are 10 dollars a year and with all the free wine in Sonoma there was no time for a beer
Name: Art Lamere ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 10, 2009, 8:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Bettendorf Ia
No E-mail
Message: John welcome back. Little good news and bad news to you all that knew my mom, because of the brother or sister. We found out this week that she has lung cancer and it is in the final stages so the Doctors say please keep her in your prayers. Then both of my sons tell us that we are going to grandparents again. We think one each, great. Well last night my youngest son and his wife and two kids come over and break the news... twins (girls), so we have gone from three to six grandkids in one fine step. Have a good week all, Art
Hey Art, Congrats on the new grandkids and we'll keep your mom in our prayers.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 9, 2009, 8:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: I see how you are John. You just get back from gallivanting all over the West Coast, spending money like there's no tomorrow, and then start pimping out the Cougartown Dues scheme. Well I'm not buying into it anymore. .......Well..... Maybe just one more time. I don't need that Karma deal hanging over my head. Thanks again, Dude!
Hey Alan, not exacting gallivanting, just a little wanderlusting and as far as spending money is concerned, no one would let me buy a thing. Thanks all you Nor Cal Cougs for the great week and thanks again Alan for the Cougartown dues.
Name: Larry And Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 9, 2009, 1:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: HAWTHORNE, CA
Yep I had a great week with Bob, Gordon etal, but nice to get back home. Love you too girl.
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 9, 2009, 1:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: EDH, CA
No E-mail
Message: So John were you really up north visiting or were you making a cameo appearance on the new TV series, Hawthorne? I had a Cougar sighting on Saturday at LAX. As I was walking through the metal detector the security guy noticed my Cougartown Tshirt. He asked if that was for Hawthorne High School. I said yes and that I was the class of 74. He replied he was the class of 2000. I told him to go to I didn?t get his name. I thought about going over and asking him but thought I might be shot if I approached a security guard from behind. Later as I was exiting the plane I heard what is I explained that it was a website for HHS alumni. The person replied that they thought it was a site for hot older women. It's that too, I replied.
Yeah we do have those too, but maybe we should just stick with the alumni thing for now Thanks Matt for the sighting.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 9, 2009, 11:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Kingman AZ
Message: Welcome back John I hope you enjoyed your vacation
Hey Britt, Yes I had a fun time all week, hanging out with Gordon Bell HHS62, Glenn Crist HHS63, Myrna Bell HHS66, and Bob Reagan HHS62. Thanks to all for your hospitality and friendship.
Name: Joanne Pevan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 4, 2009, 6:33 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bulmer
Class: 1959
City & State: Auburn Washington
Message: Just want to thank the committee for a fun 50 year reunion bash! It was unbelievable how many attended and how much fun we all had! The Ayers Hotel was a perfect place and everything looked so beautiful and the buffet had scrumptious food........It was just so good to see so many people that I hadn't seen in so many years and how easy it was to just pick up where we left off!!!Thanks again and here is to our 55th!!!
This must've been a real "Barn Burner" of a reunion. Thanks to all who attended this one and a special thanks goes out to the 59 Reunion Committee. You all did a great job and I know for a fact that Karen Graham Kuehl worked especially hard, turning over stones, looking for every last 59er she could possibly find. Special reunions come from VERY special committees and this one did an excellent job...Thanks again
Name: Gregory Bashford ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2009, 8:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Hollywood, Ca
Message: I just read the post by Anita Harmon....blew me away, was my favorite cousin and can remember all the time we spent watching The Monkeys TV show lol As she was older and in high school and I was in grade school. Anita, my email address is, I would have been class of 73 at HHS, my parents moved so graduated my sophmore year from Wilson High in Long Beach. I went to Hawthorne High proms and dances, even our 10 year reunion, as all my friends were at HHS. Went to the backwards dance with Karen Stoltz, hung out with Cheryl Levis, Lissete Ellenberger, Gayla and Cheryl Crownover, who we lost at such a young age...... Rochelle Dors well that whole family but the girls and I would go to Red Onion or Cassidys every weekend. I remember alot of guys asking how did I get all these pretty girls around me lol, well actually I was quite harmless to them and we loved to party! I will let you read into that lol ..........I had open heart surgery last April, quad bipass, was quite a deal..but with medications doing fine now. No more partying for me lol I read alot of posts, too many to respond to right now. Has anyone heard from Gary Botelho? We hung out alot and did ski trips and camping with the Botelhos. Hope to hear from you Anita and thanks to the lady I ran into a couple months back.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2009, 10:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to a good friend Stephanie Hall Brito. Hope you and Francisco are enjoying your birthday and Spain.
Happy Birthday Stephanie!!
Name: Doris Princess ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 3, 2009, 6:01 am - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: TF ID
No E-mail
Message: A very HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our very own Petey Girl! 55 big ones today, June 3rd! WOW! That can't be possible; she's 55 going on 19, so THERE! Don't do anything I wouldn't! ha! Love ya girl!the princess
Happy Birthday Petey!!
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 2, 2009, 9:40 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: I just had a Cougar sighting! I was talking to my sons guidance counselor at his school, and after talking for a few minutes we discovered that we went to the same high school. Her name was Debbie Chapman, class of 72.
Good one Jill, thanks very much.
Name: Joe Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 31, 2009, 5:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: la habra
Hey Joe, Glad you had a fun time. I know lots of 59ers felt the very same way.
Name: Gary Bishop ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 30, 2009, 10:47 am - HHS Time
City & State: dolores colorado
Message: I am trying to find Patricia Aaron Kadramas she attended your school between 1963-1967? I think she had a sister named Tonette
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 30, 2009, 10:11 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca
Message: Hey, John Boy; I thought you said you retired, well, that places you on the perminent vacation list and every day is Saturday. Nowadays all you have to say is, "I'm gonna be gone for a while, See ya when I get back". Your just extending you perminent vacation perimiter.
Hey George, No, not retired unless you know something
Name: Kris Hayhurst ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 30, 2009, 7:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Killeen, TX
Message: Hey George Key! Remember that tie that Drill Team gave you upon your retirement? MY MOTHER made it. I think it was a bow tie. My sister Mariza the Cougar brought home that project. It was made with LOVE and PRIDE. I have a question for all of you Cougar long did it take you to make those beehive hairdo's behave? The late Dusty Springfield was reported to have said she was responsible for the hole in the ozone layer (all that hairspray). I remember babysitters in the early '70s trying to get ME to sit for teasing hair (poofy pageboy look). I hated the wait, but loved the look. It seemed forever; it was 3rd grade. Still an Olympian, Kris (Ripley) Hayhurst '82
Hey Kris, Nice memory there boy.
Name: Connie Dewald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 29, 2009, 3:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeWaald
Class: 1961
City & State: Omaha, NE
Message: I had a new experience today. It is called retirement. It was bittersweet leaving my job, and I don't think my life will feel different until Monday morning when I don't have to get up and go to work and know that I do not have to do it ever again. In two weeks I will be on my way to a new life, and newly built home in Coos Bay, Oregon. I will be living next door to my brother Robert DeWald, class of '66. No other neighbors, except my niece, no noise. Just life in a peaceful, beautiful forest.
Happy retirement Connie and tell Bob, John says hey.
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 29, 2009, 10:00 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Roseville, CA
Message: Wall Street Journal, Thursday May 28, 2009. Obama vs. The Beach Boys... The article talks about the big muscle cars of the past & the many songs written about them & what we will be driving in the future... The best line in the article...It's 2016. Imaging a Brian Wilson ever thinking to write. "And she'll have fun, fun, fun til her daddy takes her Prius away"... too funny! too sad!
Hey Mike, Don't be sad, there will always be Tbirds.
Name: Chris Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 29, 2009, 9:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Coos Bay, Oregon
Message: Dave?s passing is not only felt by his Hawthorne family, but by the many he befriended while living in Bandon by the Sea Oregon. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to reminisce and recall Dave?s gentle nature and somewhat subliminal humor with one of Bandon?s native sons. Dave traveled regularly to our annual Humbug campout and crab feed near Port Orford and it won?t be the same without him. The morning after such an event, with a double large stack piled in front of him, Dave brought the group to tears of laughter with a soft smile and the simple declaration, ?Ya Know, you just can?t get too many pancakes.? Rest in peace brother.
Name: Cathy Ferges ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 28, 2009, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ferges
Class: 1959
City & State: temecula, Ca
Message: The committee for the Class of 59 reunion, Peg, Hilda, Karen, Nick and I thank all of you attendees for our reunion. All our work was well worth it. We missed those that didn't make it (where were you Jody Halberg?) It was a great gathering and celebration for our 50th. We had people there that we'd not seen for 50 years! We're already talking about the 55th. It will be easy. Help us keep up our data base and let us know if you move. Again, we remain your committee. Cathy
Thanks Kathy, Reunions are just great, aren't they. Glad you had a fun time. Now if we could just get the class of 99 to add their information. Calvin Sparks, where are you?
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 28, 2009, 5:07 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Long Beach CA
Message: Yes I am the same Jody that worked all (3) of Tom Wadman's bars. My favorite was the Block & Tackle for Pitcher Nite. I always called John Nix my little brother. His family lived one door from us on Sundale. When we were little you never saw just one of us, it was always the four of us, John, Judy, Jody & Charlie Quad Trouble. Great time was had by all Saturday at our 50 year reunion.
Yes I heard those 59ers CAN PARTY!! Saw John Nix last year at Dennis Campbell's place. He still looks the same as his HHS days.