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Name: Laura Anderson () on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:32:26
City and State: Hemet, CA
Message: As a past president of the Diaconians, allow me to offer my congratulations....so happy to hear this organization has continued to serve the community. That is quite an accomplishment and a feather in the cap of good ole HHS. Sorry I can't be there in person.....geography and the 91 on a week night prevail.
Thanks Laura, I know you were there in spirit.....
Name: Bill Ennis () on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 17:17:08
City and State: Nevada City, CA
Message: I can remember climbing the fence at the "old" LA Airport to hunt bunnies with our bow and arrows.. yep it was around 58-59....
Lots of rabbits there in the late 50s. I wonder if the population is still up.....
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 17:00:45
City and State: Cerritos, California
Maiden: Same as above
Message: Hi, Everyone! I haven't been on CT. for quite a while. It's good to read about some familiar names. Hi, Ricki Ferrell, Mo Trott, Fernando Worrell (Is that you Bob, My "Old" Middle League buddy), Frank Romano, Barbara Duran (I know how that brother of yours is doing, but how is your mother these days?), Jim Peppers (How many years has it been?) John Baker, We are on a little trip right now. I am sending you this feedback from Chico, Calif. We are leaving Wed. for Angels Camp and will be there for a week. Are there any "Cruise Nights" or "Pinks Runs" planned in the near future? Thank God I'm a Coug, Royal Lord
Hey Royal, Good to hear from you. Actually the next Cougartown event is our Golf Tournament being held on the 22nd at Costa Mesa Golf Course. If you can make it we'd love to see you out there. Thanks again, tell Pat hi, and have a great trip.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 14:13:06
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Lee Ann, I remember archery at school. My arrow always just fell in front of me too and the bow string would catch my arm, ow! Needless to say it wasn't my favorite sport.
I think I mentioned this before, but we used to ride our bikes to the sand dunes at the end of Imperial with BB guns and bows and arrows strapped to our backs, to hunt bunnies. That would have been about 1957 or 58.....times have changed.
Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 09:48:21
City and State: Los Angeles
Message: Sunday at the VFW sound like a great time. Count me in. Let?s make it a Cougar Event! I?ll pick up the tab for any current or past faculty member of HHS. A great way to say ?Thanks for the good foundation of my education?. It is also for a great cause. Hopefully we can get Roberta Burket out. I once played Monopoly with her on someone?s front porch. The next thing I knew I had her as my English teacher. Can?t wait to see Judy (my favorite Prom Queen), Jan (the Master Pancake Flipper), Mo (the Supreme Promoter) and who ever else shows up. B-girls, can you make it? Just look for the bald guy with the hat on! Come on down John, I?ll buy you breakfast also! I'll be there at about 9:00 AM.
Wish I could Bob, but have a few things going on this weekend. Among them, my new grand daughter is due any day now. We'll see.
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 08:20:31
City and State: Fullerton
Message: Andrea...Roberta Burket teaches at the continuation school in Hawthorne, I believe it's called Lloyd. She taught for many years at HHS. She never taught at St. Josephs.
Name: Beverly Freeman () on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 02:47:35
City and State: Ontario, California
Message: Maxine, Carole, where are you?
Name: Andrea Rossi () on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 23:58:32
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Hi to Ricki Valencia Farrell who wrote about a Teacher named Roberta Burket....I think she's the same teacher I had for a class when I was at St. Josephs in the 1970s. Where is she teaching now? thanks!!!! Andrea
Name: John Baker () on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:27:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: I just got this from Mr Viet Tran HHS 96:
ATTENTION ALL FORMER HHS KNIGHTS AND DIACONIANS
PLEASE COME TO A HAWTHORNE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, TUES, MAY 11, at 6PM AS THEY HONOR THE HHS KNIGHTS AND DIACONIANS!!!
For the first time in Hawthorne High History, (at least according to our records...) the HHS Knights and Diaconians will be honored by the City of Hawthorne City Council for winning the top awards at the Rotary District Convention this May.
The Knights and Diaconians, sponsored by the Hawthorne Rotary and known in the Rotary World as the HHS Interact Club, swept all five "gold" awards in International, Community, Youth, Special Projects and Overall Club of Distinction and beat out over 27 high schools in the Southern California area. This is unprecedented as this is the FIRST time we have won the top prize in every award category.
Hawthorne City Councilman Gary Parsons will present the honor to the current HHS Knights and Diaconians at 6pm, at:
Hawthorne City Hall.
4455 W 126th St.
Hawthorne, Ca 90250
Please join us as we celebrate HHS' oldest service club.
HHS Class of 1996
HHS Knights and Diaconians Advisor 2000-Present
Way To Go COUGARS!!! This is something we can all be proud of, and I truly hope lots and lots of Diaconians and Knights, from all years, can attend.
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 16:38:00
City and State: Fullerton CA
Message: Hey everyone! I think that I've finally caught up on feedback. Nice to see the good things you guys do for people. Also, it was nice to see you Bob Worrell on Feedback. I've often wondered what you ended up doing. I always considered you a super guy. I remember counseling at 6th grade camp with you. I've been teaching 36 years, but I want to finish 40. Remember Roberta Burket? She's retiring this year too. She's been teaching in Hawthorne for the past 36 years. Keep in touch. It was great hearing from you. By the way, did you change your first name?
Name: Maureen "Mo" Trott () on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:23:19
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Good Morning Everyone...Well, it's that time again, the third Sunday of the month (May 16th)...and that means VFW Post 2075 Breakfast, cooked by our own Jan "Cookie" Blomsterberg. The menu for this month is...EGGS, BACON, SAUSAGE, POTATOES, PANCAKES, SAUSAGE GRAVY & BISCUITS or SOS & BISCUITES (just like they had it served to them in the Marines), TOAST, JUICE & COFFEE...ALL FOR ONLY $5.00 and children 10 and under are $2.50. The breakfast is served from 9:00 AM to 12 noon. The address is 4563 West 131st Street, Hawthorne. Please try and come and support the local VFW...Jan is really a great cook!!! Plus, you just have a lot of fun.
Name: Fernando Worrell (Elizondo) () on Sunday, May 9, 2004 at 18:59:10
City and State: Salinas, Calif
Message: Wow..I just got connected with this great Cougar web site. I'm an educator (actually a district superintendent) and plan to retire after 38 years in the business. If there are any 61 cougars in or around central california..please drop a line......
Hi Fernando and welcome to Cougartown. I'm sure you'll find lots of 61ers that you remember and vice versa. Good Luck and join in any time.
Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Sunday, May 9, 2004 at 12:43:23
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Message: It's Mother's Day, a Hallmark day for sure. My mother will be 84 next month. Born in 1920, she survived the depression, World War II and life with my father. LOL She still goes to work every morning at 5:45, to cook and serve breakfast and lunch, for hundreds of kids at one of the middle schools in Hawthorne. She's been doing that for years. She was a Girl Scout Leader, a PTA president and the mother of six. In the fifties and early sixties she had maintained a schedule, not unlike the army. On Mondays she baked our bread, from scratch, and did the wash. She'd carry the baskets of wet clothes out to the backyard to hang them with little wooden clothes pins. On Tuesdays she ironed them. On Wednesdays she cleaned house. On Thursdays she did the grocery shopping and on Fridays she did it all over again. She drove me to my ballet lessons and my brother to his drum lessons, Vicky to guitar and Sharon to her band practice. She had dinner on the table at 5:30, every night, year after year. Each dinner included a bread, a vegetable, salad, milk and meat, and on Sundays there was a homemade dessert. Her apple pie could win blue ribbons. Every morning she cooked breakfast for each of us. Oatmeal, toast, poached eggs and juice. She nursed me back to health and strength after I broke my back, after my tonsils were removed and after my appendectomy. She told each of us, daily, that we were special. She told us that God was all around us and in us and that we could do anything, even after our worst behavior. She told us we were beautiful, even after being sick and in bed for days, when we knew we looked like hell...Mom always said we were beautiful. She taught us to be polite, to be honest and to take care of others, less fortunate. When my brother died, it was my mother who was the tower of strength. She held us all together. My mother gives and gives and gives and like the Energizer Bunny, she just keeps on keeping on. My aunt used to say that my mother was a saint, I think she may be right. I hope you all were so lucky to have a mother such as mine. Happy Mother's Day. I love you guys! Elizabeth
Name: Lee Ann Roehm () on Sunday, May 9, 2004 at 12:29:26
City and State: Lake Oswego, OR
Message: Barbara Duran's golf story reminded me of the time, as a sixth grader, that I went to the Hawthorne Camp and, while making my first attempt at archery, couldn't figure out why the arrow kept falling right in front of me. Well, come to find out, I wasn't releasing the string - ha! - what a klutz. So, there must be plenty of HHSers who have similar experiences. (then again, maybe not).
Name: KAREN BEARNS () on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 09:58:09
City and State: REDONDO BEACH
Message: I WANTED TO WISH A VERY HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE COUGAR MOMS OUT THERE.
Happy Moms Day, Moms
Name: Bob Tomanek () on Friday, May 7, 2004 at 18:23:29
City and State: West Hills, CA
Message: Great web site! Thanks
Hey Bob, Glad you found us.....
Name: Cindy Colby () on Friday, May 7, 2004 at 15:25:39
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: I just found out that I get to go to Laughlin June 4 & 5 to see the Beach Boys concert, I know that it won't quite be like the original but it is still exciting, I will be wearing my C-Town shirt.
Have fun, Cindy....
Name: Frank Romano () on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 21:42:11
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: How you say, Jimmy Peppers in Greek? Or is it "Nick" now? And are the Turks in better standing than us? Last Jim... You have been known to be right on the front lines leading the Cougars onward... however, if and when you're in among'em during the games... try and duck if needed, instead of standing up... Everyone going to the games, or living there, shall have our prayers for a safe games, and fair play.
Name: deano () on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 17:24:50
City and State: tustin
Message: For Barbara Duran your say your instructor didn't yell four but i'll bet the word started with an F
Name: Barbara () on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 10:03:04
City and State: El Segundo,CA
Message: Lady Cougs, you do not want me to golf with you. A few years ago when playing golf became so popular, I decided to take lessons. I hit that little ball so hard, it flew straight up in the air and came down directly on top of my instructors head. His word of choice was not "Four".
Name: Jim Peppers () on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 06:38:00
City and State: Athens, Greece
Message: Hello Cougars,
Anybody coming to Greece for the Olympics? Be warned, it's a mess and ridiculous prices have already started. Greece doesn't deserve your dollars. They hate Americans intensely. But if any of you Cougars do decide to come in spite of my warnings. Let me know and I'll do whatever I can to help you out here. I speak Greek fluently and have been a professor, an archeologist, and a businessman here. Just e-mail me if you have any questions. My best to you all, Jim Peppers
Well that's very kind, Jim, thanks....
Name: Dee Griswold () on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 22:58:24
City and State: Prattville. Al
Message: Hi to Lee Tully, Bill Boyer, Sandra Thompson, Jerry Pino, and others.
Hey Dee, Glad you found your friends.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 20:50:36
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Maiden: Not Johnston
Message: Hey Bud, who the heck is "Dan Johnston"? I know it ain't me because, as usual these guys have set another Coug event the same day as a Which One's Pink? show. Errrrrrrrgggggggghhhh.
Hey Dan, "These Guys" are Bud and Wade....
Name: Sandi Christian () on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 15:29:37
City and State: San Clemente, CA
Message: Thanks so much for keeping us in touch and bringing back some incredible memories. They say you can't go back; but we can certainly remember the great times at HHS. Keep up the good work!
Hi Sandi, Glad you like the site. Join in anytime....
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 12:53:06
City and State: PGA West
Maiden: Annika Sorenston
Message: Where are all the women golfers? C'mon lady Cougs, I think we can take these guys!
Name: Bud () on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 11:58:49
City and State: sunny belmont shores
Message: Just met with Wade and things are really coming together. We are dropping off our first "batch" of checks, thanks to all and its time to start working on that short game. On another note I've had quite a few alum who have asked who's in so far. Here is a partial list as of this morning. Its quite a group and should make for a rather interesting tourney. Gene Skulick, Greg Guerrero, Jim Ventura, Dan Johnston, Mike Stallings, Mike Scott, Jill Mcfarlane + 2 John Crotty, Tony Manos, Bill Schultz, Jeff Mann, Craig Botkin, Alan Forbes, Mike McDowell, Dave Whippo, & Wayne Dickey and his accordian have confirmed for two as well, more to come.
Have a great Day, Bud
Hey Bud and Wade, Sounds like a great start. Thanks again, and any of you who still want in, please fill out the form and get your money in to Bud.
Name: Mary Hymes () on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 23:28:55
City and State: Grants Pass, OR
Message: Regarding classic cars-- do any of u ever attend the "Back to the 50's" car show here in BEAUTIFUL Grants Pass, OR? Our Chevy club sponsors it. Check out info on our web site RVCC. My daily driver is a 1966 Plymouth Barracuda ( i'm 2nd owner and it only has 78,000 original miles on it) but we also have a 55chev bel air 2 dr,, and a 57 chev bel air ( theres a photo of our "shorty" on the RVCC web site,, it was originally a 4 dr wagon and is now a 2 dr wagon -- there is about 4 ft removed from the middle). The website for our chevy club its www.rvclassicchevys.com,, to see our 1957 Chevy Shorty, page down under members cars to Lonny & Mary Hymes. Our Back to the 50's" car show is huge,, hopefully with gas prices outrageous it will be a big success again this year-- last year we had around 600 cars. Our hobby is restoring the classics,, we are working on a 1968 chev & a 1971 chev now,,thats all for now,,, OH by the way ,, OREGON IS AWESOME,, if there are any former HHS folks up here e-mail me
Name: Pat Underwood () on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 19:27:50
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: I don?t like eating crow but here I go. Most of the time I let my mouth overload my fanny without regards for anyone?s feelings. I have told many people that have moved out of state that they are silly and shouldn?t complain about the weather or how much they miss good old Hawthorne. As I sit here shoving that big black bird into my mouth and talking my first bite. CHOKE GAG CHOKE GAG . I am moving out of state to a place where the weather is clean and clear, with the blessing of my Doctor and my family. MY entire family lives in (choke gag bite chew) Oregon. My Asthma just won?t clear up here in the smoky valley and when the heat is turned up I gasp for air. Choke gag choke gag. We are checking into Klamath Falls, just over the border in South Central Oregon. Rent is cheap a three bedroom two bath house is $500.00 and up. So I should be there by the start of the next school year. So if I have ever (choke gag) said anything about your living out of state I am (Choke) truly sorry. John, that bird tasted nasty.
Good Luck Pat and say hi to John (HHS58) and Cheryl (HHS62) Nicocia, who live about 10 miles outside Klamath Falls right on the Klamath River.
Name: Bud Rhoades () on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 11:33:01
City and State: sunny belmont shores
Message: OK Gang,I am asking all you golfers who plan on playing to get your entry fees to us NOW! You know who you are, you have confirmed and now I must ask all to send us your fees! PLEASE this is important as we are working hard to make this a success and grow it to something much bigger and beneficial for HHS and its alumni in the future.
Thanks again, Bud
Come on golfers, please get your money up.
Name: JAMES CICALESE () on Monday, May 3, 2004 at 11:06:46
City and State: Lakewood calif
Message: Hi Class of 74, I've checked into it and found a harbor cruise in newport harbor. Cost depends on how many people we have. If we can get 150 people the cost will be around 75 to 80 per person if we have more the price drops. The price includes 4hr cruise dinner dj pics, and bar with soda and juice. Drinks and parking are extra. we're looking at mid Aug. so if anyone is interested in class of 74 30yr reunion email me. Our window for this event is closing fast.
James, Please don't rely on the class of 74 checking the feedback page in the next few days, as lots of people only check it every month or so. It would be better to email everyone on the alumni list from your class. Thanks....
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Monday, May 3, 2004 at 09:26:21
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: John!! Can I bring my accordian to the golf game?
Only if you promise to use it for a DRIVER!!!
Name: carol j. hunt () on Monday, May 3, 2004 at 07:09:20
E-Mail: vought aircraft
City and State: hawthorne ca.
Message: Will there be a reunion this year for 1964 also looking for Sharon Livingston of 1965
Name: Dewey () on Monday, May 3, 2004 at 02:12:19
E-Mail: Dewey_got _Lost _Some_@on_the deck.parker.com
City and State: Chnages in Latatude
Message: Ok .. I am slow .. and a Buffett Fan ..
Name: Dan Johnson () on Sunday, May 2, 2004 at 13:55:45
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Message: JB, you are a WIZARD! That is a photo of my car! By the way, that window made it nice and toasty in the 'Cuda on hot days (like today). My next car was a White 1965 Chevy Biscayne followed by a Forest Green (w/yellow racing stripes) 1975 Ford Gran Torino with vinyl roof (what a pain). This was the year before the famous Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino -- I liked mine better. OK, JB let's see you come up with THESE photos on a dime!
Hey Dan, Sorry, you got me....
Name: Dan Johnson () on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 19:35:48
City and State: Sherman Oaks CA
Message: My first car was a Gold 1966 Plymouth Barracuda -- with the real cool hatchback window in the back. It was my favorite Hot Wheel too -- speaking of "Hawthorne" cars. Eventually Jesse Upeugi's uncle dragged it away for scrap.
I bet that would be a tough window to find today.
Name: Karen () on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 19:33:45
City and State: Chehalis, Washington
Message: I have not been to this site for a while, so I dont know if this has already been discussed. I was just reading about George Harrison, and read where his widow, Olivia (Arias)went to Hawthorne High and graduated in 1963.
Hi Karen, Yes, this is common HHS knowledge, although she was the class of 1965.