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Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 15:45:09
Email: wch1ispinkATaolDOTcom
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Class: 1977
Message: Hi Greg. Did you see the post I made about the time you showed me that you were going to throw a knuckle ball and then wizzed a mid-90s fastball under my chin? I then made you pay with the weakest, luckiest pop fly single in history (landing just over the first baseman's head). I think it was the only time I got a bat on one of your pitches. Heck, with Tracy Turner I actually got the meat of the bat on a groundout once! I also hit an HR against James Solis who could bring it -- but nothing like Greg Staffon who I think threw harder than Mike Scott (and I saw them both). Mike Scott's newphew (Jared, I think) was at Baylor and later was drafted -- don't know his status. Jared is the son of Jerry Scott -- a Cougar and my freshman basketball coach! Omar Azze's newphew is, I believe, currently pitching for University of Hawaii. OK, that's your Hawthorne baseball update for 8/26.

Name: KIRK C. GREASBY () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 15:04:31
Class: 1976


Name: Ingrid Larson () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 14:08:26
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Maiden: Larson
Class: 1974
Message: Last Saturday's "Class of '74 Reunion" was a great one­ if you missed it, you missed a good time.
Speaking of photos ? there were disposable cameras on each table ­ purchased by the reunion committee members. Unfortunately, I heard that quite a few people walked off the boat with them at the end of the evening ­ so the committee will not have those pictures to add to the memory album. If you ended up with one these ­ please contact Jim, Carol or Cheryl right away ­ so they can arrange to get the pictures back.
And on a side note ­
If you picked up the photos that fell out of my ElMolino ­ I?d like to get them back! If you picked up the RayBan sunglasses that Karen Snyder left behind ­ she?d like to get them back, too!

Name: sharon () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 13:41:53
City and State: Long Beach CA
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
Message: So, Jim Sloey is still out there! Wondering what happened to you.

Name: Jim Sloey () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 13:26:20
City and State: SOLVANG, CA
Class: 1966
Message: BOYS!!

Name: Sarah () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 12:47:17
City and State: West Hills, CA
Maiden: Baca
Class: 1974
Message: It sounds like the class of '74 had a great reunion! Sorry I couldn't attend, we were out of town on vacation that weekend. Are there going to be any pictures posted from the reunion?
Hi Sarah, You should email your reunion committee members about pictures, as I haven't heard. They are listed on the Reunions page. Thanks.....

Name: Greg Staffon () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 12:15:23
City and State: Burbank,Ca
Class: 1977
Message: I recently read a message agout my e-mail I wrote last yr. I would like to clear that comment up. I was only kidding with the remark that I made. So, to mr.Loser chill out.
Greg Staffon

Name: doris () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 10:31:54
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
Message: HAPPPPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON!! And no WAY is she even CLOSE to 59, John. Whew! John's a great webmaster but he sure can't add or subtract or whatever it was he tried to do! LOL! Anyway, Happy Happy Birthday GIRL!
I was doing "guzinda"56??

Name: Greg Staffon () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 10:30:12
City and State: Burbank, Ca
Class: 1977
Message: I want to thank Keith Jones for all the kind things he has said about me and my sports history. Keith was one of the best talents I have ever scene behind the plate. He had probably the strongest arm I 've seen behind the plate even when I was playing pro ball. I tried to get him a try out but things didn't workout. I think Hawthorne High was the coolest school around and I'm proud to be a Cougar. God bless the class of 77 and all the other classes.
Sincerly Greg Staffon

Name: Susan King () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 00:59:14
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: And now this commercial interruption: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little sister and best friend Sharon Bierman Branigan, Class of '76 grad. You folks do the math. Sis, YOU have a great day - love you!
Let's see now....carry the 2.. HAPPY 59th BIRTHDAY SHARON!!!

Name: Kristen Hetherington () on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 00:58:39
City and State: Sacramento, CA
Maiden: Rice
Class: 1969
Message: I was sorry to have missed the picnic last weekend. I happened to be in Hawthorne the previous week & had dinner with Gary & Debbie "Reid" Elliott, and Mike & Lupi "Dominguez" Perkins. Visited Bart Hale's('70)mom, Mildred on W. 142nd. St. Drove through the old neighborhood and thought of Diane Nezgoda, Donna Cook, Theresa June, Sandy Curran,Larry Metzler, Kirk Meyer (still my first love), Danny Cook (he loved snakes that bite), Steve Westphalen, Lee Dale, the whole Duffy clan, Cris Mann, Steve White, Kathy Houghton, the Sloey boys, Pauline Spencer, Joey Spencer ( her cousin), Dean Asbury, Ken Wright, Chuck Collins (terrific dancer), Steve Bainbridge, the Beaird's, Clay Jordan, Linda Truehill, the Zumwalt brothers, Glenn Travis, Sherri Crow, Kathy Rinaldi, Stan Sirotnik, Gregg Page, Lori Watson, Matt Hoffman, Debbie Ewing, Mary Appleman, Lina Hansen, Tony Jacqua (great tetherball man), Mary Bennett, Kathy Salisbury, Ed Strange, Rick Gray, John Prince, Alice Elder, Bill Vasquez(my homeboy), Debbie Frank, Debbie Swantek, Ron Crisp, Rich Hess, Dave Lewis, Galen Lundquist (I apologized), Dan Black (my first slow dance), Tommy Seise, Jimmy Jackson(my best kickball competition),Mr. Plotkin, Mr. Ziff, Ms. Page, Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Mark and all who made my youth complete - thanks for the memories. May God bless us all with hearts of gratitude for what we have, forgiveness for what we think we've lost, and the joy of knowing that every new day can bring a blessing. P.S. I became Mrs. John Hetherington on August 3, 2003.
He and my ex-husband, Manny, are best buds...times really have changed!

Congratulations Kristen, you named everyone who ever lived in Hawthorne except Marilyn Monroe and me. Seriously, nice to know you can remember all your friends and Happy Marriage to you and John.

Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro () on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 22:58:54
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Maiden: Longpre
Class: 1963
Message: Carol Villepigue Cutri and Michael Thornton graduated in '63. They started dating after our 40th reunion in October and fell in love. He is seriously ill, and they are asking for your prayers. Thank you.

Name: Debbi () on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 21:31:49
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Maiden: Covey
Class: 1974
Message: I was reading some feedback from Bob Kyllonen and the streakers @ grad. I was there. Good ole Michelle Vickers tells my son I was one of them - he actually believed his Aunt Michelle. Of course I've been trying to convince him NOT!! Now that was some graduation. Does anyone remember who they were?? Wow, our parents really got a view didn't they!!

Name: Debbi () on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 21:13:16
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Maiden: Covey
Class: 1974
Message: Hi Tim, Diane Koran LEWIS and her husband lived in El Segundo for years. She's got 4 kids. My son, Ian and her son Brian grew up together and are very good friends. He works at 2nd City Bistro in El Segundo. Diane and her husband recently moved to Las Vegas. She has family there and her second eldest daughter is going to college there. She was sorry she couldn't make it to the reunion. I'll see if I can get in touch with her.

Name: Debbi Shrum () on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 21:06:05
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Maiden: Covey
Class: 1974
Message: Elenita and I used to be neighbors a long time ago. Last time I saw her she & her husband were were working in Hermosa Beach at the Fireplace store by 8th Street. I'll see if I can remember the name of the place. It was great to see you at the reunion Vivian!

Name: Vivian () on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 19:22:25
City and State: West Hills, CA
Maiden: Kalman
Class: 1974
Message: Does anyone know where Elenitz Chmilowski is?

Name: BRENDA () on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 18:48:10
City and State: HAWTHORNE, CA
Class: 1979
Not sure you understand, Brenda. The info you provided is for your Reunion Committee Members and no one else. This helps your class find you for your next get-together. Thank you for sending it and be assured it will NOT be passed around to anyone else.

Name: Maxine (Liggett) Myers () on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 13:13:34
City and State: Bakersfield, Ca
Message: Graduated from RUHS, Redondo Beach 1962
Hey Maxine, Seahawks are welcome here too.....

Name: Max Roelen () on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 10:00:46
City and State: Citrus Heights
Class: 1974
Message: Now that I am somewhat rested, I wanted to thank Sharon for the picnic and most of all Jim, Cheryl & Carol for the wonderful 30 year reunion harbor cruise. For me, it was a 32 year reunion meeting former classmates. It was truly a pleasure meeting those I didn't know also. FYI, I rode over 1200 miles on the motorcycle for the reunion/picnic, a trip well worth it. See ya next time. "Once a COUGAR, always a COUGAR!"
Thanks for coming, Max. We'll see you at the next event.

Name: Debbie Miles () on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 23:47:39
City and State: Del Aire
Class: 1977
Message: Laurie, Consider it done. Hope you reconnect soon!

Name: Laurie Hagberg () on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 19:56:15
City and State: Camarillo, CA
Maiden: Jobe
Message: To: Debbie Miles -- yes, please do give Mrs. Holen my email -- Thanks so much! :) And I'd love to hear from anyone who knows of Janet Tallalay's whereabouts.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 18:22:15
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
Message: Great to see Janet "Leighter" Stapleton on Cougartown. Janet was my first Cougar sighting after high school. That was in 1976 -20 years after my graduation - when we had an antique store. She came in one day and drove me nuts trying to remember who she was. We knew her as "Pickles". Oops maybe I shouldn't tell that. Welcome Janet.

Name: Rosa Rojas () on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 15:08:29
City and State: Sacramento , CA.
Maiden: Campos
Class: 1988
Message: Delia De La torre send me an e-mail.

Name: Janet Stapleton () on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 13:56:59
City and State: tustin calif
Maiden: leighter
Class: 1955
Message: To Mike Shay,
I married Marlin Stapleton and I would love to tell you about him after all these years.

Hey Janet, Mike will be absent from his computer until next Monday. I'm sure he'll get caught up then, and thank you.
Tell Marlin to have his ticket book ready.

Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 11:54:42
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1963
Message: AUGUST HEROES ?Poor is the nation that has no heroes. Shameful is the nation that has heroes?and forgets them. No nation can long survive without pride in its traditions.? (Unknown)
IN MEMORY OF LCPL PAUL EDWARD HAHN - Lawndale High Class of 1966; Marine Corps - Regular; 19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male born on 09/29/47; from Hawthorne, California. CASUALTY was on 08/23/67 in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
IN MEMORY OF CPL DANIEL EDWARD FARAN - Hawthorne High Class of 1968; Army - Regular; 25th Infantry Division; 19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male born on 07/07/50; from Hawthorne, California. His tour of duty began on 04/06/69; CASUALTY was on 08/24/69 in HUA NGHIA, SOUTH VIETNAM
IN MEMORY OF CAPT JAMES WALTER JONES - Marine Corps; 48 year old Married, Caucasian, Male born on 08/05/20; from Hawthorne, California. Length of service 22 years. His tour of duty began on 06/13/68; Casualty was August 30, 1968 in QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM.

Name: Cheryl () on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 00:24:49
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Maiden: Bemiss
Class: 1974
Message: I want to thank everyone for coming to the class of 74 reunion on the boat cruise. It was really nice to see old friends, and have such an awesome time. Thanks to everyone who attended. Lets get together more often. This is my first time on feedback. Thanks again to my sister Carol, Jim & Matt - who's effort to put this together, made it all worth while. Glad everyone had a super time, keep in touch class of 74 Cheryl Bemiss/Swenson
Hey Cheryl, Sounds like the Class of 74 had a great time. Reunions are very special.....

Name: Tim Long () on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 00:24:13
City and State: Ventura County, CA
Class: 1974
Message: Long time no post! John - please change my email to (first dot is an "@".
I was trying to locate Diane (Koran) Lewis. I tried emailing Debbi (Covey) Shrum but her email from a few years ago does not work. Anybody have any suggestions on how to track Diane down? Thanks!
Great pictures from the picnic! Sorry I couldn't make the reunion - my email had changed and I didn't get the notice in time!

Hi Tim, Please change your email address on the Alumni List page. Click on the "Change Me" graphic. Thanks much

Name: Jon Sloey () on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 17:37:10
City and State: Hawthorne Ca
Class: 1969
Message: It was a good time seeing so many friends from the past, the COACH looks great. Thanks to everyone that put together the picnic, looking forward to next years. Hey John you have some pretty good hands catching the football.
Hey Jon, Thanks for being there and holding up the Sloey line of HHS. Yeah the Niners were going to cut Rice about a decade ago, but I just couldn't let that happen, so I stepped down to run Ctown.

Name: Carl Rilling () on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 17:04:54
City and State: Orygone City, Oregon
Class: 1959
Message: John, Do Cougar contacts by phone count, its kinda a sighting.I knew this lady in school but we didn't really know one another. I talked with Marcia Smith 59' looking for information on another classmate.She gave me the name of another 59 Cougar who might know where Jo Comello is.I told Marcia about Ctown and she just added her name to the Alumni list. Gotta love ya maaaan. Carl Rilling, Always A Cougar!
Hey Carl, I think that counts. Thanks for the info and hope you found Jo......

Name: Debbie Miles () on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 16:40:36
City and State: Del Aire
Class: 1977
Message: Hi all, I'm sad that I have a summer cold and couldn't make the picnic. Hopefully, Cruise Night will work out.
Laurie Jobe, if you wouldn't mind, I could let Mrs. Holen (Terilee's mom) know your email? Still in the same, but remodeled house!

Name: Walter Holt () on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 15:06:20
City and State: Costa Mesa, Ca
Class: 1966
Message: How great it was to see old friends and meet some new Cougars at the picnic this past weekend. Sharon and everyone else that provided their time did a great job getting this event set up. I hope it is an event that we can continue through the years to come. I had fun playing some of the tunes from my meager oldies collection and took a few pictures as well, which can be seen at: if anyone cares to view them. Now it's time to gear up for the next up coming Cruise Night. Cougs if you can make these events please do so as you will thoroughly enjoy spending time with old friends and meeting great new ones.
Thanks Walter, I added your pictures to the list above so as your feedback goes away, your pictures won't.

Name: Barney McArdle () on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 13:05:43
City and State: McKinney, Texas
Class: 1958
Message: Just a quick note to let everyone know who helped put Saturday's picnic together how much I appreciate it. My Judy and I had a very nice time. I finally got a chance to meet Sharon and John B. Coming from Texas, it was also nice to get away from the heat and humidity. Good seeing you again Tom Burroughs, Rich Sloan and of course "The Coach". All the Best to All.
Hey Barney, Great to meet you and Judy in person, and come on back anytime as we've still got a Cruise Night and Homecoming on the menu this year.

Name: sharon () on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 12:49:51
City and State: long beach
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
Message: As we used to say in the '60s what a bummer. I have to be at a 4:00 p.m. wedding on Cruise Night. Have a burger and shake for me John.
That IS a bummer, Sharon. We'll see you at the next one. Also, no one thanked your husband for helping on Saturday. I know he was toting and hauling by the dawns early light so, THANKS JIM for all your help.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 11:20:26
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 1969
Message: The picnic pictures are great! It looks like everyone had fun. It's good to see Tom Burroughs and his lovely bride, Paula, made the extreme drive to attend, and I loved the photo of the Jensen Brothers. Paco, JB and all you balloon tossing experts have started a new Cougartown tradition. ...JB what's this.."I do know she's all done with Cougartown so he must be doing something." I've been here in the shadows...checking the goings on from time to time. I've been very busy with the kitchen remodel, which has taken 6 months to complete. That must be a record. My sister, Linda, built a four bedroom house in less time. And, of course, Cecil is doing something, often. He's in Dallas right now packing up his house and next week he'll be coming to Redondo Beach for good. I'll be at the next Cougartown event no matter what. I miss you guys! That picnic must have been a blast and I'm so sorry I missed it. No accordion?
Hey Liz, You ARE still alive. Wayne said he's charging now for "Lady Of Spain" so I told him to leave it in the car.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 11:16:50
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
Message: I am so sorry that I missed the picnic, it looks like Sharon did a bang up job and that you all had fun. I recognized several faces from the pictures. I had a great time at the CD release party for the Steve Carson Band at my son's house. My four year old grandson Spencer knows every word to every song and he did one song with the band in front of about 100 people and didn't miss a beat. He is now offically a rock star, glad I didn't miss that. See you all at Fosters. Cindy
We'll see you there.....

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 10:28:40
City and State: Sullivan, Illinois
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
Message: Looks like the First Annual Cougartown Picnic was a great success. Kudos to all who helped make it so. Thanks for posting the photos so soon!
Hey Sharon, It was truly a fun day in the park.

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 10:22:44
City and State: Prescott AZ
Class: 1958
Message: What a fun day at Eldorado Park. Thanks to Sharon & all who made it happen. Thanks for the pics. of my wife Paula dressed in Scarlett & gold though she went to school in west Texas! Great to see everyone, Barney Mac. from Texas, & great to see Bonnie class of 59 & her husband Richard. Maryann from Prescott, what fun! Dan you can really throw that football, even after all those back problems! Thanks again to all who made this happen & to "Coach" who always did & always has supported us!! TB from AZ PS, John, without you it would not be possible. Thanks Man!!
Hey Tom, Very fun day with all, and thanks for bringiing the football.