Name: Paul Wieber ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 20, 2009, 12:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Meadview, Az
Message: It's great to have this website. Thanks John Baker, for all this. It wasn't exactly a sighting but because of this venue I was able to locate my ole buddy Joe Quintinella 70'. Hopefully Joe you show up at the 69er reunion, ALOT of catching up to do. The first drink is on me!
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jun 20, 2009, 5:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: I wanted to wish my sister Sheri HHS78, a happy birthday, too. I sent you a package too and hope that it's not the same as Jerry's. I think you might win the prize for Cougar sightings lately.
Name: Jim Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 19, 2009, 8:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: ca
Message: Trying to locate Mike Shay that used to work on the queen Mary in the 70's E-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Johnson
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 19, 2009, 8:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: YORBA LINDA CA
Message: John C. glad you are doing fine too.....My stroke was on April 24th but NO HEADACHE...my symptoms were a Burning Left Eye, Double Vision, Weakness in My Right Hand, and Slurred Speech (OK OK my speech is usually slurred) but people do not think the ONLY warning sign to a Stroke is a headache. I encourage ALL Cougars to monitor your blood pressure, watch your diet, and get physicals to check your health. Its a long road back..but its better that the alternative...Good Luck John C. Good Luck on Your recovery...Hey Clark Millman..I heard you had a stroke too..How are you doing?? H1 OUT
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 19, 2009, 12:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Way to go Baker. You just blew over twenty years of my mother being under the witness protection program. I guess you can come home, Mom. The cats out of the bag now. And while I?m here I?d like to wish my sister, Sheri, a Happy Birthday tomorrow. Your present is over at Mom?s if ?they? don?t get her first.
Name: Greg Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 19, 2009, 12:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne,CA
Message: Just wanted to say congratulations to all who graduated yesterday at Hawthorne, especially my youngest son. He turns 18 today and as a graduation/birthday gift we gave hima set of samsonite (just kidding). That makes 3 of us who have passed through the halls of HHS; myself in 73, my daughter in 07 and now my son in 09. Finally done!!!!!!!!!
Name: Sheri Aust ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 18, 2009, 11:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bishop, CA
Message: Another Cougar sighting (my second in as many months!) Yesterday at work, first call received was from a gentleman (Jeff White) who I had met on the job about 20 years ago. I relayed his message to the appropriate co-worker. Later in the morning, and to my surprise, Jeff's wife, Sharon (Anderson) shows up to take out a permit for her mother-in-law. Of course, I had in the meantime (more recent years) learned that they both graduated from Hawthorne High in 1968, so as soon as she said her name and I saw her, I knew she was another HHS alumni without any help (the confirming conversation took place by phone, so we had a Cougar Hearing before the Sighting) I probably have only learned she was graduate of HHS via Cougartown and Miaaka Lester sharing that information about her coworker (Sharon) at the time. I only recognized their names.) By chance(more realistically due to our small communities,) I spoke with Sharon recently regarding health information for traveling overseas, and verified it was her who was from HHS too, and I also mentioned my first official Cougar Sighting (Gregory Bashford, in May.) The Whites are not on-line, but we talked of having a local mini HHS reunion as she has members of both their families coming and we are both aware of so many residing here now. Still waiting to "Sight" the other Cougars who are now in the Eastern Sierra that I do not know! Thanks John!
Name: Edward Schatz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 18, 2009, 9:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: lakewood, ca
Message: John Crotty. wow man, sounds like a terrifying experience. glad to hear you came through, when one leaves, we are all less for it, something along those lines from "for whom the bells toll". I had a heart event the day before Mothers Day, out of the blue, began to smother, but enough to call 911 and wait for paramedics. For you diabetics, I am told we have "silent" heart attacks and often don't feel pain at all, just quietly smother. no damage done, but frightening nonetheless. Get better John.
Name: Bill Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 18, 2009, 7:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: JB, I have to shake my head as this C.T. Web is totally awesome, Instant information on alumni, Dave Holbart passing John Crotty's experience and all the others that key into C.T. Wow!!!! Without your diligence J.B..... we would never be this close to our classmates and alumni. I know you push the reunions of all the classes the '69ers are having one on the 22 Aug. at The Lagoon in Redondo Beach, I will be there hope you can make it so we all can thank you for all that you do for every class. We have invited classes '67- '71 but please we will not turn any Cougars away, Just get your money in by 12 July, or we will have to do some shifting here... Best to you John, and Keep on Truckin' J.C.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 18, 2009, 7:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Forty years ago today it read like this: "The Senior Class of Hawthorne High School Announces Commencement Exercises Wednesday evening, June eighteenth Ninteen hundred sixty-nine at seven-fifteen o'clock Hal Cap Field"...I wanna go to Disneyland :)
Name: Roger Richmond ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 18, 2009, 3:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bend, Oregon
Message: J. Crotty, I am so pleased you are doing well and that you continue on the mend... Life sometimes throws us a few curves and we must savor every moment. My wife and I both were diagnosed with cancer last year and are both cancer free after surgery with no chemo required... Both being very physically active and never ill, it was a real shock to us both but again it made us appreciate the more important things in life such as each other, our family including two daughters and five grandsons and friends. Happy Father's Day Dads!!! I would like to say a special one to my father who has been an inspiration to my brother and I and to all who know him. He is almost 89, totally independent and called me the other night to tell me he just changed his car's oil and rotated the tires... I gave him gray hair when I was growing up and now he gives me gray hair worrying about him. He still lives in the same house we grew up in on Truro and misses Mom, who died in 2000, a lot. He amazes me with his courage, wisdom and positive outlook on life... I have been blessed to have him as a father. Thanks Dad...
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 18, 2009, 9:14 am - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: John C., still alive and well. Glad to hear of your recovery, B-Day, and wish you the best. Graduations can be fun. My oldest son finished at Fountain Valley and my youngest at Fulton Middle. Another four years and I can do it again. Tough as a single parent. Sloey, Jim, congrats on grandpa status, a new John Deere for the youngin's? No more bike rides!!! Have a great day Cougs.
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 17, 2009, 7:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: John C, it is great that you're coming along so quickly and well. Whatever you're doing keep it up!
Name: Skip Effler ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 17, 2009, 11:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: Alpine, CA.
Message: Cougar John Crotty: You have been Blessed, and I wish you all the best for a full and speedy recovery. Our (Skip, Mike, & Geno) mother had a stroke and has recovered to the point that she is driving again ... at 84! Keep on livin'!
Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 17, 2009, 8:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Belmont Shore
Message: Fraser and Crotty, when we can get the two of you together we'll book the tee-times! The conversations should be quite interesting, I think I better get Greasby to be my wing man to balance things out as the only thing I can add to the mix would be my upcoming dental implant surgery..Get well both of you and pm me when you really think you can make it and we will have a smaller version of a Cougartown Classic. Cheers......
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 17, 2009, 7:32 am - HHS Time
Message: Hey John C.! So glad you're on the mend ! As a firefighter I've seen your situation a few times ... and I must say you're a very fortunate man ! Take care and I look forward to seeing you at the reunion ! Will have a shooter in your honor at my next retired firefighters lunch ..... NOW ! .... On to Paco ..DUDE ! Denny's for your anniversary ? And pooooor Susan King, you could see before John B went on his vacation she was already going into " Cougartown " withdraw symptoms ! good thing you're back John ! And I hope Susan is doing better ! And ditto for Sharon .....And hey George ? .. My brother Lewis always told me that the " the blue book " was a gay bar ? ! .... And in regards to our very own COUGAR ! Doris girl ! those Hollywood producers could get some great advice from U girl ! LOL ! All in fun ............ Love u all ! what great entertainment ! ALOHA !
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 17, 2009, 6:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Congratulations today to Russ (El Rojo) and Judi Jacobsen on their 48 wedding anniversary. I remember Judi was on my bowling team in high school and all she talked about was Russ this and Russ that. Made me want to throw up. Now it's 48 years later and she's still talking about the big lug. Happy Anniversary you two and Judi, that part about when I said, "It'll never last", well....forget I said that.
Name: Debra Elliott ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 17, 2009, 6:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: John Crotty, read about your experience. It is always sad to hear someone we know going through a rough time but sounds like you are one of the lucky ones. Keep up the good work, prayers do work!!!!!
Name: Konnie Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 17, 2009, 6:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Oregon
Message: Welcome Righteous John. You've now joined the Last Train to Clarksville. See you at Josie's wedding, and bring that camera. Breakfast at the Dunes.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 16, 2009, 5:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods
Message: John Crotty...Glad you dodged the bullet. Two years ago, I also was written off. But we had other plans! Right! I'm happy there no side effects, speech therapy is a bear. What was the actual cause that your body tried to quit? Hey! Bud owes me a round too.
Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 16, 2009, 5:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland,Oregon
Message: Hope you're having a good day on your birthday John C. We're all celebrating with you.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 16, 2009, 11:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: This is what I got from the web-site
, I don't think it's about any of our Hawthorns COUGARS.
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 16, 2009, 11:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: Miramar Beach, Florida
Message: Hey Michael, I think that Hawthorne is going to be about a "Cougar", but not from HHS, if you get my drift! ;) I think that is her last name.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 16, 2009, 10:59 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: Hawthorne on TNT, the new series Premieres Tonight. Don't know anything about the series, and it probably has nothing to do with the City of Hawthorne. Glad to hear John is back to normal, met him a couple of years ago at my 35th High School reunion and had a great conversation with him.
Name: Bonnie Lou Cozby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 16, 2009, 7:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Ocean Park, WA
Message: John Crotty...Charlie, Ed Strange and I want to add our good wishes to you during your recovery. In earlier years, it was so easy to take good health for granted. It just seems that things come out of nowhere anymore. Take the time to get strong and make sure you follow doctor's orders even as you research their advice. There has been a Cougar sighting up here at the end of the world. Ed Strange ('69) was picking up some plants at a local nursery called the Basket Case and as he was chatting with one of the owners, Hawthorne came up. The person he was talking to was Nancy Stones ('66). It is always such a surprise to run across a Cougar! For all you car buffs...Sept 12 & 13 is the Annual Rod Run up here in the Pacific Northwest. The Beach Barons' Car Club puts on this event and several hundred cars converge on the area annually. It is a lot of fun...lots of Beach Boys' music and cool cars (1973 or older). There is more info at beachbarons.com
. If you make it up here, stop by the Little Brown House on Bay (with the large red barn in the back). It's right down the road from the run and that's where Charlie and I live. Eddie is just down the street towards the beach.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 16, 2009, 7:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Westchester, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to my brother, John. Wow - so glad to be able to say that! And uh...just wanted to mention that the ambulance ride was May 26th (not May 31st).
Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 16, 2009, 7:18 am - HHS Time
City & State: Belmont Shore
Message: John, so glad to see you on the mend. The "sisters" came by the house on the day you had your event and I notified a few of those who played together with you in our C-Town Classic, John was on Vacation so I could not post anything. Get well my friend and the next round of golf is on me.