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Name: Jim Peppers () on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at 01:14:09
City and State: Athens, Greece
Class: 1961
Message: Dear Cougars and especially Jodi Alexander, Thanks for the memories! A member of the class of '75 who remembers Miss Black! Miss Black was a treasure but I know she was old when I had her for my first teacher ever in 1949! I started school in the first grade because my mother wouldn't send me to school at the height of the polio epidemic. Does anyone remember Mrs. Johnson? Pearl was our sixth grade teacher and some of us had her again as our eighth grade teacher at Hawthorne Intermediate. Pearl was a wonderful person and we kept in touch practically until her death.
Anyway, Jodi - Thanks for the warm and fuzzy memory of Ramona. It was an ideal time (the 50s) and place (Hawthorne) to grow up in America. My best to you all and have a wonderful summer.
Jim Peppers

Name: Andrea () on Monday, May 31, 2004 at 23:46:08
City and State: Hawthorne
Maiden: Rossi
Class: 1982
Message: Hi.this note is long over due.but I had promised my friend Steve Dimmick that I would have written this last year..if you dont know Steve is now a double amputee.he has had complications with his diabetes,and he has also had a kidney transplant..Ok everyone out there that knows Steve,keep him in your prayers and get in touch with him!!!!!!He loves that!!!!!!!! Sorry it has taken me so long to write this Steve......always thinking of you........Andrea.....ok JOhn please put Steves picture here not mine.if you cnat finda hs one sacn from the 80s.

Name: Delia Hardy () on Monday, May 31, 2004 at 21:06:59
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Maiden: Yawnick
Class: 1986
Message: There is an event coming up at my work and I thought of Cougartown and all the classic car lovers immediately. Sunday, June 6th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Huntington Beach Central Park there will be a Classic Car Show featuring Porsche and The Vincent Motorcycle. There will be food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Proceeds will be donated to the Children's Wing of the HB Library (where I work). For more info check out:
Sounds like fun, Delia, thank you.....

Name: Larry Bach () on Monday, May 31, 2004 at 17:14:36
City and State: Torrance, CA
Maiden: former Corporal, US Army
Class: 1972
Message: While cleaning out the garage today, I I wondered how many Americans gave their lives for their country; to whom we owe honor and gratitude on Memorial day; from the beginnings of the United States until now. Here are some rough calculations.
American Revolution, 1775-1783: (approx. 4,500 died)
War of 1812, 1812-1815 (approx. 2,500 died)
War with Mexico, 1846-1848 (approx. 13,500 died)
War Between the States, 1861-1865 (approx. 620,000 Americans died, both sides)
Spanish American War, 1898-1902 (approx. 2,500 died)
First World War, 1917-1918 (approx. 116,500 died)
Second World War, 1941-1945 (approx. 405,000 died)
Korean War, 1950-1953 (approx. 54,500 died)
Vietnam War, 1964-1975 (approx. 58,000)
Gulf War, 1990-1991 (approx. 530 died)
Iraq, 2003- (approx 815 dead)
I noticed today on the Cougartown Vietnam page there were twenty-seven names of fallen Cougars and neighbors. One was my cousin, Lynn Matteson, died 23 Dec 1968. The ultimate sacrifice he made combined with over a million others allows us today to open up a cool one, light up the BBQ, play with our kids and/or grandkids, and enjoy a nice, long, warm weekend, (and put out the flag if one remembers to); in the best nation on earth.
Don't forget that freedom isn't free.
God Bless America

Hey Larry, Thanks for all the math and yes, we've lost a few people for our freedom. Since the American Revolution, about 8 people a day. This is not counting our Civil War dead. Freedom is NOT free. God Bless America and God Bless the United States Armed Forces.

Name: Jodi Alexander () on Monday, May 31, 2004 at 04:26:59
City and State: Bakersfield, Ca.
Maiden: Torgerson
Class: 1975
Message: Hey James, Here's a few more names I remember from Ramona:
Mrs. Scutter, Kindergarten, Miss Black 1st grade, Mrs. Conger 2nd Grade, Mrs. Wareham, 3rd Grade, Mrs. Bright 4th Grade, Mr. Seagal 5th Grade and Mr. Nagaoka 6th grade.
Mr. Ray Fry was the principal, Mabel Henderson was the school secretary, Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Andrews were yard duties, and Mr. Leiberger was the Janitor. I remember Mrs. Peterson that worked in the cafeteria and I guess that's about all I can remember, except milk was 3 cents and a fudgesicle was 5 cents. I had lunch with Mrs. Custer and Mrs. Wareham last January, 92 and 93 years old respectfully and still going strong!

Name: Jan Peterson () on Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 15:04:52
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Maiden: Freeman
Class: 1967
Message: HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO ALL. Be safe! Hubby and I are going in a few weeks up to Lakeside, OR to look at some property. Any Cougs out there, up that way. If so, please email with your thoughts on the area. God Bless Our Country and God Bless Our Troops, both near and far!!
Hugs, Jan

Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro () on Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 07:16:45
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Maiden: Longpre
Class: 1963
Message: Will anyone who attended the '63, 40th reunion, please let me know if you have received the memory book? I'm having problems with the reunion service. They claim to have sent it out "bulk" mail over a month ago. I gave them a 2 week window before I announce their name to the appropriate agencies. Thanks.

Name: doris () on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 19:10:47
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
Message: OH MY GOSH !!! I almost forgot my job! DUES TIME! Dues are due the 1st of June each year and I have been remiss in reminding everyone! We all love John's efforts ... let's put the money where our mouths are? er ... uh ... something like that. Anyway, send jur dues in, would'ja! And it sure wouldn't hurt if'n ya sent a little extra. YOU try to keep up with what John does!!!! SHOW YER APPRECIATION! COUGS RULE !!!
Ahh thank you Doris for the fine "Ctown Dues Plug". Please do not put your money in your mouth, however. Also, you can join with your favorite plastic now, so it makes it twice as easy. Thanks Cougs for your support.

Name: Patricia Hydo () on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 12:15:27
City and State: Lake Elsinore, Cal
Maiden: Lee
Class: 1964
Message: Hey John, Long time no type from this camp. I have been busy with moving from Lomita to wonderful Lake Elsinore. FINALLY got that accomplished!. I hope to be back here and checking in on a regular basis from now on. I sent my dues to you yesterday (5/28)so you should be getting the ck. by Tuesday :). Take care all you Cougs out there!.

Hi Pat, I was wondering where you, and a few other Cougs, have been lately. Also thanks so much, to you and all who've sent their Cougartown dues. It really does help fund our website.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Friday, May 28, 2004 at 17:31:55
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
Message: Wow, thanks for the great pictures, those Effler boys are sure good looking and nice.

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Friday, May 28, 2004 at 16:58:38
City and State: SoBreezy, SoCal
Maiden: Italian Subs & Cold Beer Anyone? :-)
Class: 1972
Message: JB, so how many more pics are there? C'mon boys post 'em. Looks like a good time was had by all. Wade, Wade, Wade, thanks for your concern. Although I would of LOVED to of been there, I have been in the middle of moving and setting up house. Having Dori Guiliani cater lunch sounds like a plan; can I drive the 'beverage' golfcart and serve up some ICE COLD beer....err....I mean, some refreshing soft drinks to go with the Italian subs? And, why is this an annual thingy? Can't you guys get together and play golf every couple of months or so, like the cruise night get-togethers? I will DEFINITELY have to sharpen up my miniture golf game a bit! ;))) Everybody play hard and stay safe this Memorial Day weekend. Don't forget what it really is all about. Say a special pray for all the men and women who are in harms way this holiday weekend.
Gosh, let the people get home from work to see the one that's up there. Lots of people don't check the website but every two or three days.

Name: doris () on Friday, May 28, 2004 at 16:00:18
Email: it's back!!!!
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
Message: BOY! You can sure tell the Efflers are brothers ... are you guys TWINS?? You sure do look alike! And JOHN! Is this the first picture you have put up of the Golf Tournament?
This is the third or fourth...

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Friday, May 28, 2004 at 12:30:17
City and State: Belmontshore
Class: 1974
Message: Actually Geno was there but had to leave as soon as he finished his round. Have a safe memorial weekend cougs.Bud

Name: Wade Greasby () on Friday, May 28, 2004 at 10:41:51
City and State: Huntington Beach, Ca
Topic: Golfshots
Class: 1973
Message: JB, I hope that wasn't the only picture you received from the tourney!! Enza, where were you? Vegas!!! Thanks again to all those who attended the tourney. We are well on the way for next years event. Maybe we can get Dori G. to cater the event with her Italian flavor.
Hey Wade, No, I have a couple more to add. Do you have pics too? Email me if you do.

Name: Ricki Farrell () on Friday, May 28, 2004 at 09:04:50
City and State: Fullerton CA
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
Message: Cougar Sighting! Yesterday while I was out trying to find neat gifts for some of my graduates, I heard, "What high school did you graduate from?" I said proudly, "Hawthorne High." It was Joyce Savisky Chance... we had a very nice chat, she was very helpful. As my husband and I were leaving the store, however, the "thief" buzzer went off. Once! Twice... It just kept buzzing. Joyce just wouldn't let us leave. Actually, it turned out just fine. It was a very pleasant sighting.
So what you're saying is, you had a very nice chat, but if you were trying to lift a birthday card, Joyce was going to push the La Habra Police panic button on a sister Cougar?
For all who don't know, Joyce is my ex and fellow 62er. Great sighting, Ricki.....

Name: Dan Johnson () on Friday, May 28, 2004 at 00:35:59
Email: wch1ispink AT aol DOT com
City and State: Northridge, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Any "Valley Cougs" want to get together on 6/4 in Northridge for a free show by thr Pink & Zep guys sponsored by the LA Parks Dept? I'll have the wife, Aja and Layla there. E-mail me at wch1ispink AT aol DOT com

Name: susan king () on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 21:17:18
City and State: 1000 Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: Surely Mr. ??? in the golf photo is the youngest Effler brother (and my favorite), Geno? I'm glad those 3 didn't miss the event. Sorry I did....
YES!! He was the only one left...Thanks Sue

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 17:43:37
City and State: Thousand Jokes, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
Message: Geez, Danny Johnson, is there anyone from Hawthorne that you are NOT related to or by marriage??? How about a new contest, who has the most Cougar relations? Okay, maybe I should re-word that, but you know what I mean. Keith, a new story that we haven't heard? "The day they pumped my stomach." Another classic!
Sharon, It's not Danny Johnson but Danny JohnsTon, and I'm waiting for the story from Keith where he applies AND gets accepted to Stanford, then immediately gets expelled for spray painting his name all over the Quad.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 15:15:55
City and State: Parker, Az
Class: 1973
Message: Hope everyone has a Happy Memorial Day. To all our Veterans out there, past or present, thank you for your service. There's a special place for you in Heaven and in my heart. If any Cougars are going to be on the road or on the water this weekend, please assign a designated driver, drive defensively, and wear your seatbelts and lifejackets. I want to hear from all of you, come next Tuesday.

Name: Keith D>Jones () on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 14:08:55
City and State: Kona, Hawaii
Class: 1976
Message: Lets have a great Golf Tournament here in Hawaii. We have some pretty good courses. The ocean always acts a great hazard and it's easier to see your ball on the lava rock. Just a thought. Bod you look great and I see Dan Johnston who his and mine bro and us were good friends. Dan's mom used to baby sit me how is your sister Julie. Remember when I sucked down the whole bottle of aspirin at your house and went to have my stomach pumped.

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 11:04:46
City and State: Belmontshore
Class: 1974
Message: I just received some great photos from the golf tourney. I'll send them to John and see if he can get them up for all to see. Have a great holiday weekend, Bud
Thanks Bud....

Name: Nancy () on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 00:26:45
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Maiden: Moffett
Class: 1962
Message: How about 18 grandkids and 1 on the way? Includes 5 inherited though kids marriages. My sister Judie Moffett Poppleton, class of 65(?) has 22 or 23 grandkids. Several inherited also. Cougar siting - Max Pena, class of 85, my son-in-law, soon to be father of 3.
Great family, Nancy. I think, however, that they should all be yours, but since the prize is nothing, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Name: Betsy Wetsy () on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 22:35:51
City and State: scottsdale, arizona
Maiden: watts
Class: 1976
Message: Cougar sighting! My job took me to red rocks of Sedona...( I know, such torture to earn money) On way home I went to Cottonwood, went in a grocery for water, and lo and behold my cashier was Teri Dowell, class of '73! Yeehaw, I been looking for her, so now we can hang out soon.
Went to driving range with my son, but it felt too much like learning to drive, men yellin at me all over again, so I tossed my card in a fish bowl and won golf lessons! Only 400 courses here, so hey, I'll be ready by next year. Getting my motorcycle license Sat, now that my only child graduated from ASU, I'm gonna spend the wad on myself :)
Peter Burnette: my mom worked for Mr. Thornton/Manion, I was kept at Cabrillo for good reason. Happy Memorial Day to all veterans, including my daddy, who has great war stories of giving food to hungry Brits :)

Great Cougar sighting, Betsy.

Name: Gail () on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 18:08:54
City and State: Vista, CA.
Maiden: Morrison
Class: 1976
Message: Does anyone remember who I am? If you know me E-Mail me please.

Name: Kathy Chandler () on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 16:53:40
City and State: Bluffton, IN
Maiden: Prouty
Class: 1965
Message: I'm recently divorced. Living with my two tom cats and a big Lab dog named Lady, way over here in the mid-west. Can you believe it? I miss my old buddies and old stomping grounds. It'll be great to hear from you all.
Hi Kathy, I'm sure you have lots of friends here in Cougartown.

Name: KIRK C. GREASBY () on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 15:27:16
Maiden: Greasby's little brother
Class: 1976

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 14:59:38
City and State: Kona, Hawaii
Class: 1976
Message: Yes Coach Minami went to Gardena High. He THE favorite of my teachers and coaches. I know he had high hopes for me in baseball and I let him down. One of my best friends Grag Staffon did well in baseball but he also should have gone to the majors. Coach was a big guy on campus and he is a great guy. Say hi to your wife and kids. Come see me on the Big Island at Gold'sGym. Aloha

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 09:41:00
City and State: currently in between homes...
Maiden: I gotta take up golfing ;))
Class: 1972
Message: Pictures?? Did I hear someone say that they had PICS of the HHS alumni golf tourney? C'mon, lets see those jocks/beefcake' that I know looked good striking a Tiger Woods pose. :)))

Name: Pat Underwood () on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 05:37:00
City and State: Hawthorne, California
Maiden: Lawndale High
Class: 1963
Message: Hey John, I didn?t know how convenient the E-Mail section was on the feedback intro, until you eliminated it. What?s the chance of getting it back?????
I just eliminated it because most weren't using it for email addresses. I'll put it back.

Name: John Rout () on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 23:17:49
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Class: 1963
Message: I was just wondering if the Neil Minami that is retiring as a teacher at HHS was the same that played baseball at Gardena High in the early 60's? I played against a Neil Minami while at Serra in 1962, I think. Just wondering.
I'm sure he is, John. Neil, if you're out there, are you the one?

Name: Debbie () on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 22:52:11
City and State: Del Aire, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Just wanted to share with CTown that my brother, Jerry Miles, HHS '66 is now an official graduate and Valedictorian of the inaugural class of Folsom Lake College.
ConGRADulations, Jerry!

HEY JERRY!!! Make us 60s HHSers proud, boy. You know there'll be lots of Vals but only one inaugural. Congratulations Jer'.....

Name: Patricia Richter () on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 21:57:48
City and State: Santee, CA
Maiden: Haskell
Class: 1964
Message: Hi, Thank you John, I enjoyed reading your cover page - I am just touching base with old friends of Hawthorne High and wondering if there was going to be a reunion as it has been 40 years now . Thanks for listening - Patsy Haskell Richter -
Hi Pat, Take a look at the reunions page as that is where it'll be listed. Glad you found us and add to this page anytime.

Name: Wade Greasby () on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 17:47:18
City and State: Huntington Beach, Ca
You May Have Won: Prizeshirts
Message: For those Cougars who won the golf shirts, I placed the order today and will pick them up next Wednesday (6-2). I will get them to you by next Friday (6-4). Thanks, Wade

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 17:19:39
City and State: BelmontShores
What do you Need: I needaneagle
Class: 1974
Message: By popular demand here is the information for next years Second Annual Cougartown Classic.A lot of you have asked for plenty of time to make arrangments,so here you go.
Saturday May 21st. 8am
Westridge Golf Course and Country Club.
La Mirada California.
Entry fee 120-125 dollars per person
Includes, green fees, cart, prizes, food, drink, and a sitdown lunch/awards party afterwards. We are also woking on rooms for those who want to make a night of it. There will LOTS of cool things next year we are working on. Reserve your place early as Wade and I believe next years tourney will sell out.We both have recived numerous requests from lots of people that did not play this year but want to next year.We'll keep you all updated with the latest as we confirm it. I promised you I would let you know asap,so there you go! Thanks BUD

Might be just a tad early. Let us know again in January. Thanks again, Bud

Name: Sharon () on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 17:19:00
City and State: Long Beach
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
Message: Debbie, Just checked my computer with my McAfee virus scan. I do not have a virus. What is probably happening is that someone who has my e-mail address in their computer may have a virus and it is sending out spam mail with the peoples addresses that are located in someone elses address book. This is a common occurrence with a worm. Just don't open mail with my address unless you know I actually sent it.
Walter sorry to hear that nobody is interested in having a picnic this summer. If anyone is interested, e-mail me and let me know. There is a great park in Long Beach called El Dorado Park. It has everything including a great nature center. If anyone is interested in setting a picnic up some time in June or July let me know and we can reserve a site. It's free and we could all bring our own food and games. Think about it everyone.

Thanks Sharon...