Seems that the wrath of the Gods
Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow
I think I might be sinking.
Name: Bud Rhoades () on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 11:51:20
City and State: BelmontShores
Message: Wade and I had the tough task yesterday to perform a "menu observation" at Gaetano's in Torrance. Gaetano's is where we will kick off the C-Town classic weekend on May 20th at 6pm. Dori Giuliano Gestone has done a fantastic job with her restuarant. She is a warm, elegant and gracious host. The food is great and the room very comfortable. If you can't make it to any of the Saturday events please try to stop by on that Friday for what's shaping up to be quite the get-together.
For all that don't know (it's not posted). We are having a pre-golf tournament dinner at Gaetanos on Crenshaw and PCH. I forget to price, but Bud will fill you in a little later. If you can make it, please do. Just another excuse to see your Ctowner-HHS friends and kick off a fun event. Thanks again, Bud and Wade.....
Name: Enza Nicocia () on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 01:09:26
City and State: Rancho Palos Verde, Ca
Maiden: amazing grace.......
Message: John and Noreen~ My deepest condolences go out to the Crotty family. Although it's hard to lose a parent, those of us who were lucky to have had them throughout our adulthood are truly blessed. I can see from your tribute that he was a wonderful father and loved by all. Warmest thoughts and prayers go out to you all tonight......
Name: Kelley () on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 00:43:46
City and State: Englewood,OR
Message: when i was living on 133rd street in the the 50's and 60's my Dad would be under the house with a garden hose draining the water so we would have heat..since the clay didn't let the water soak in.. our gas floor furnace would flood out with only a little rain.
I hope you are all safe..I hear the storm is heading east...our great weather is leaving ...and we just planned a trip to Port Orford to a cabin on the beach. I'm glad the heat is gone makes for a normal trip...watching the rain, warm and cozy..better than a tent any day..
We had a floor furnace too, but we didn't have the flooding problem. I do remember straddling that thing on cold mornings. It would fill your PJs with warm air and take the chill off you in a few seconds. Thanks Kel and have a fun trip.....
Name: Gloria Valencia () on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 23:51:12
City and State: Las Vegas
Message: Big John and I had a great time at Cruise night! It was wonderful meeting others from different classes and best of all hooking up with my own classmates. (I love that pix of us '76ers!) It was a day of laughter and tears; John and I had just come from Bret Keys' funeral. It was a great tribute to him and a privilege to be there. It was wonderful to see Chris Tanori , Scott Burlingame and Alan Campbell all with their lovely wives and Rod Beck and his son. Moments like that are reminders of our own mortality, so it made the evening even more special. Dave K. please get in touch regarding your LV vacation; it would be great to visit with you and your family!! Thanks to John B. for this awesome website! XXOOG
Hi Gloria, Glad you had a fun time. AND glad I finally got to meet John. Thanks for being there, I mean it.
Name: John Crotty () on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 18:35:18
City and State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Hello My Friends, Another sad passing. Today, February 23, 2005, my father was called to heaven by our Savior. He was my best friend and, of course, the best dad in the world. All of us Crotty children were there when he left. We know you will all grieve with us, as is such a huge privilege when you are a member of C-town. If JB will allow, I will offer more later. He was not an alumni, but he sent all of us to HHS. And, he was a true man, and an absolute hero. I gotta go now. Your friend, John T. Crotty.
Hi John, Knowing how hard is it to lose a father, I want to send along sincere condolences to you and all in the Crotty family from everyone in Cougartown. Yes, please pass on any info you want to convey. Very sorry for your loss.
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 14:35:16
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I've a new email address...email@example.com. I'm hoping this will solve the missing email mystery. Sunny day today so I'm outta here.
Name: Dan Aguilar () on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 12:55:23
City and State: Sonoma, Ca
Message: Great site, I hope to see you out here at the races at Infineon Raceway!!!!
Hi Dan, Haven't heard but will have to check with Glenn Crist on that meet. Thanks....
Name: Mike Shay () on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 11:45:40
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hello All;
When's the next cruise night? Hey Mr. Baker, Ya know what would be cool? You ought to create one of your magic photos of things that didn't really happen and hook Dennys tear drop up to the tail end of your 51 pick up. That would be perfect!
August/September and maybe later....
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 10:59:44
City and State: Kona, Hawaii
Message: He is actually 84 and we have several in their 80s training at the gym. Their is one guy you swear is in his early 60's and he is there everyday. He even comes on days we have cleaning parties and worked 12+ hours volunteering at the Ironman. There are some older people here who are in great shape.
Name: Gidget () on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 10:00:54
City and State: Salem, OR
Message: I wanted to put a a big hip hip hooray for my popi, Neil C. Andersen the coolest and grooviest dad who turns 60 today February 23. Dad you are and always will be my favorite guy in the whole world. I love you!! Not many girls get to have the greatest dad and a really great friend too, but that's what God gave me. If you are what 60 looks like then I can't wait another 20 years I wanna be as old as you right now. You are the MAN!!! Love ya daddy!!
Neil, Did you write that for your daughter? Happy Birthday....
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 22:17:55
City and State: Kona, Hawaii
Message: This guy was checking in at the gym today and I thought he said his name was Jerry Helms. So jokingly I asked him if he owned Helms Bakery. He said he wishes. I said you've heard of it and he said yes I drove for them back in 1946 and 1947. I said no way and couldn't believe it. He used to drive in the Culver City area the little Helms Van. I thought that was neat. Oh his last name was Holmes not Helms.
That guy has got to be almost 80 years old and he's still working out? Maybe his last name should be LaLanne.
Name: Denny () on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 19:03:51
City and State: Del Aire
Message: Elizabeth Estrada typed: "Some time in the mid fifties we had a similar wet season but without the convenience of storm drains."
I remember at that time the intersection of 135th and Prairie was very low and I would take dad's pick-up along with a 50' chain, head over there and earn a few bucks pulling flooded cars out of the lake. The older cars flooded out very easily when the fan picked up the water and blew it over the ignition system.
That's part of the "good ol' days" that I don't care to re-visit.
Yep, I was attending Hawthorne Christian School at that time and remember riding my bike down Prairie through that swamp. Lots of fun then.
BTW, for all who don't know, Denny has a great website. Check it out when you have a minute and leave some Feedback on his BRAND NEW guestbook page... VERY cool.
Name: Shannon Qualls () on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 18:08:55
City and State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: Hello my name is Shannon Qualls and I attend Hawthorne High School right now. Not only do I go there but my grand-mother, father and all my aunts and uncles went there. I would like it if any of the classes would have their reunion at our school.
Hi Shannon, Thanks for adding to our page and sharing your rich HHS history. I see now that you are the daughter of Shannon Qualls who graduated in 1978. Shannon's grandmother, Lynda Oesch, pictured above, was in the first 4 year grad class from HHS. Thanks again Shannon. You have lots of Hawthorne history.
Name: Karen Kuehl () on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 17:01:40
City and State: LVNV
Message: Thanks for all the birthday wishes you guys!! I don't have to worry about blowing out any candles; they won't stay lit with all this rain!! I'm waiting for ferns and berry vines to engulf the Stratosphere!! It's already getting a greenish tint to it.
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 15:50:34
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Man o Man...It's raining cats and dogs out here. California has received more rain this season than Seattle. This poor old desert land isn't used to this but it sure brings back memories of the Hawthorne floods. Some time in the mid fifties we had a similar wet season but without the convenience of storm drains. Karen Considine and I would put on our rain boots and jackets and hide ourselves under an umbrella and walk in the rain singing "One Hundred Bottles of Beer On The Wall"....for what seemed like hours. She was my best friend. We told each other everything under that umbrella. Stay dry Cougs! Have we made the 30" mark on rainfall yet?
I think I heard we are at 33" and the record for LA is 38". We've had 7" since last Thursday. Why is everything OREGON GREEN? My moss is growing moss.
Name: Jenkins () on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 14:50:57
City and State: San Juan Capistrano Ca
Message: I am trying to get a copy of the 1972 1973 year book. Are there any available?
I'm not sure, but call the school and ask. You might get lucky. 310-263-4400
Name: David Neuschafer () on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 09:52:37
City and State: Vista, Calif.
Message: Happy Birthday to Karen (Graham) Kuehl! Hey Karen, be sure to give us warning before you fire off all the candles on your birthday cake so we have time to put on some eye protection, okay? That's only to be one BIG GLOW coming from the Vegas area! Let's hope the mushroom cloud doesn't drift west! Yeah, no since in blowing the Luxor or the Mirage out of the water with those candles, Karen. Have a wonderful birthday.
Name: Joyce () on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 04:00:28
City and State: Haw, Ca
Message: John I think the only yearbook I was in was 1969, maybe 1970 too, not sure.
Name: Gary Miller () on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 20:56:04
City and State: Concord, Ca.
Message: Does anyone have A current e-mail address for Patty Arseneau?
If anyone knows Patty, please have her update her email address on the Alumni List. Thanks Gary......
Name: Denean McKinney () on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 11:25:56
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: HHS Class of 1980 will be having the 25 year reunion on September 17th at the Marriott in Manhattan Beach. Please contact me directly for more details. Thank you.
Name: Joyce () on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 02:58:40
City and State: Haw, Ca
Message: Hi Jean, yes I knew Dan Mac Ernie. I was friends with his sister Susanna. I also got in trouble one night staying at their house too late and my mother didnt know where I was...Boy was I scared to go home too. I think I read he passed though, is that right? And do you know how his sister is doing? They lived on Imperial at the time
And John this is my first time writing feedback but I just wanted to tell you this is a great site and my sisters & I had a good time at cruise night thanks to you & others for putting it all together.
Hi Joyce, Thanks and glad you had a fun cruise night. Sorry, I can't find your picture in the 72 book.
Name: Dave Krikac () on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 22:17:39
City and State: Franklin, TN
Maiden: Squidly Dirkberger
Message: Wow, I sure missed a great Cruise Night. EVERYONE looks great. Thanks so much to ALL that took pictures, it really helps us that could not make it feel a part of the night. I could taste the FLAN from Tennessee. Our family is vacationing this June 26ish in Vegas and I would love to hook up with Cougars living there. Hey Gloria, do you live there still? Hey great shot of the 76ers-Sharon Bierman, Carmen Fischler, Clark Millman, Gloria Valencia and John Achrem....time has been good to you all.
PS Liz Estrada NEVER ages.....
Hi Dave, Glad you could vicariously be there at Cruise Night through the pics that were provided by all the shutterbugs. More pics coming, Cougs, so stay tuned.
Name: Jean () on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 19:28:14
City and State: Albq NM
Message: HERE IT IS SUNDAY.....THOUGHT I WOULD PAY A VISIT. DO ANY OF YOU OUT THERE REMEMBER DAN AND FLOYD MACERNIE OF THE WRESTLING TEAM? (BETWEEN 68 AND 70)...I MET DAN IN PHOTOGRAPHY (MR HALLS CLASS). I INTRODUCED DAN TO MY FRIEND LAURA. I MET FLOYD AFTER SCHOOL WHILE I WAS WAITING FOR LAURA TO TRY OUT FOR DRILL TEAM. THE REST IS HISTORY. ONE WRESTLING MEMORY I CAN RECALL IS THE DAY WAYNE DICKEY LOST HIS CONTACT DURING A MATCH. EVERYONE LOOKED FOR IT...UNTIL FLOYD FOUND IT. HE SAID HE FOUND IT STUCK TO WAYNES CHEST. IS THAT TRUE WAYNE? I ALSO REMEMBER A LOT OF PARTIES WE WENT TO DURING THIS TIME...SOME WITH THE WRESTLERS AND SOME WITH OUT. A LOT OF TIMES WE WOULD COME HOME LATE....WE ALWAYS WENT TO THE BEACH LATE AT NIGHT...UNTIL WE WERE ALL TOLD TO LEAVE BY THE BEACH PATROL. THIS WAS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL DAYS....SO NO PARENTAL CURFEW HERE!!! THOSE WERE THE DAYS!
I bet someone will remember Dan and Floyd. Thanks Jean
Name: mike w. () on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 10:53:42
City and State: poland, ohio
Message: awesome site! i am class of '62 also, but born and raised in ohio. i wish someone from around here had the energy and ambition to put something this together for us. of course, all of my smart classmates now live in california :-))
Hi Mike, Thanks for the compliment.
Name: Jean MacErnie () on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 23:09:49
City and State: NM
Message: Just wanted to wish Liz Estrada a happy birthday. Hope you enjoyed your dinner with your mom and sisters....and had a lot of fun dancing....Heres to you. Even though I do not really know you....I have enjoyed reading your thoughts in here. nYou are one cool person!
Name: Pat Desmore () on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 22:37:36
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Dennis, seeing that Howard is all squared away in his new Ranchero that leaves you! You would look great in a Torch Red Corvette. It even has the Lumbar seat option (ha,ha). Let me know I'll put put it on layaway for you at no extra cost. Mr. Hoodenpyle would be proud of you.
Name: Angelica () on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 21:02:18
Email: Angelica Arteaga@sbcglobal.net
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: HI All, Email me. I want to know how my old friends are doing.
Name: Joyce Chance () on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 20:08:20
City and State: La Habra,Ca.
Message: Hello Cougartown, I'm back online!!!!
Hey Joyce, Glad you're back amongst the netters.
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 17:49:39
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Thanks you guys! My birthday rolled in with a bang last night....No, not that kind of bang, Robin...jeeze! We had the most spectacular lightening and thunderstorm last night that I got up and sat in the upstsairs living room to watch it over the city. I watched it and felt it until 2:00 o'clock this morning. Never in my memory have I ever experienced one quite so strong and brilliant. I just love all that power in nature. A friend of mine, who believes in numerology, said this is year 'One' for me, based on my birthdate. It is the year of new beginnings, in a nine year cycle. New career, new relationships, new adventures. Last year was year Nine...the year of endings...imagine my surprise. Thank you for all your kind wishes. I am spending the day with my mother and sisters...it's dinner at Christine's Restaurant and dancing at the Bull Pen. Ya gotta dance on your birthday! I love you guys!
Name: Cindy Colby () on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 15:41:14
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Happy Birthday DZ Lizzy, have a very good day, I know you will. Cindy
Name: doris () on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 15:34:17
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU - HBTY - HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR GODDESS - HBTY and many MANY more! Also a very Happy Birthday to our own Jake, tomorrow. AND, last but NOT LEAST, a very Happy Belated Birthday to Chris "BUTCH" Prewitt! WOW! Next year we oughtta do a CT February birthday bash based on all the CT peeps with birthdays in the second month! A THOUGHT! Whaddaya think gang?
Name: Dennis Campbell () on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 10:38:10
City and State: MV
Message: Hey Pat, Good to see you're still out there... Howard AKA Paco and I went cruising yesterday afternoon in Paco's new 58 Ford Ranchero. Now that?s what I?m talking about... surfboard?s hanging out the back just like back in the day...O
Name: Susan King () on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 09:36:14
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Happy Birthday Dizzy Lizzy! The B girls wish you many happy more! Spend this day being very good to yourself - wish we could help you celebrate. Consider that we owe you one! And a tardy Happy Birthday wish to CT's resident photographer Chris "Butch" Prewitt - hope it was fun!
Happy Birthday Liz.....
Name: Jim Peppers () on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 08:40:02
City and State: Athens, Greece
Message: Attention all cougars from the Class of '61! If you haven't already seen it, check out the Cougar news. Thanks to Stephanie Hall-Brito, the last edition of the school newspaper is there for all to see. I was really impressed. It's definitely worth a peek. Thanks John for all this! Jim Peppers
Thanks Jim, That one has been there for awhile. That's why you all should peruse the site. There're lots of things of interest.
Name: Paco () on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 22:51:48
City and State: LF
Message: Pat, I know the guy that's selling the Vette, he's now wearing a barrel, you know how a single guy in Vegas is. Sharon said she'd only let the top down on a Sea Doo...
Name: Pat Desmore () on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 18:45:19
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Hi John, I see that Cougartown is better than ever thanks to you. Great job, I don't know how you do it. By the way if anyone in Cougartown is looking for a real nice Corvette I happen to know of one for sale on Ebay (item #4528727628). Check it out I know the guy personally. Paco, you would look real good driving this to the Golf course.
Hey Pat, How're you doin'? I do it with mirrors. Thank for checking in and letting all your buds know you're still out there, and Paco WOULD look good in a top down Corvette. With all the money he has, I say buy one for Sharon too. Thanks Pat, good to hear from you, and come on back any old time.
Name: Loita Mathews () on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 17:45:47
City and State: Escondido Ca
Message: Does anyone know what became of the Homemaking teacher Mrs. Bartholomew?
Hi Loita, No, I haven't heard, but I bet someone knows. Can anyone help out?