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Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 12, 2006, 5:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Hi Gary Bickers - As a regular reader and participant, and as an ardent fan and proponent of remembering and enjoying those important people of my life and development, I just wanted to tell you how very special your post about Ty Goodman was. It's been a big joy at this point in my life to recognize, accept, admit and yes, even love myself and others for our gaffs and goofs while growing up to become the people we are still becoming.
You were quite eloquent and the recent posts about Ty as he was nearing the end of his walk on this earth had me quite interested in who this fella really was. Thank you for sharing and showing us all that we don't have to be perfect to be appreciated and your love for him for the part he played in your life was evident. It was kind of you to share that with us. We all have a Ty and may likely have BEEN a Ty to someone else. You are a good friend and he was lucky to have YOU.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 12, 2006, 11:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Yes Dan, all of us from that era know Mr. S.
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 12, 2006, 9:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: My senior year our varsity basketball squad went a robust 5-17 with impressive wins over Avalon High (yes, the Catalina Island high school), Valley Torah (we beat them by 50 points -- they could not even get the ball in bounds after we made baskets), 2 wins over hapless Lennox (one in overtime) and one over league champ El Segundo (after Joe Galindo started a fight with their all league center Don Johnson (I kid you not) getting the both of them tossed!
The good news is that Leonard Agee was a freshman that year and ultimately he became the Cougars' 6'11" center who lead them to "basketball glory" (in the lowest divisions of CIF where our crummy play had ensured they would be stuck!) The moral to the story? Cougar varsity basketball 76-'77 was directly responsible for the best finishing HHS basketball teams in history!
(PS, anyone who knows anything about HHS in my years knows that we had some great basketball players in the school who refused to play for our "esteemed coach" (and former Mira Costa Mustang). The coach was a piece of . . . work, but without him driving away all the excellent players, I may not have made the team let alone become a starter!)
Name: Dewey Storie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 11, 2006, 8:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Chandler,AZ
Message: Gary Bickers, never a better tribute could ever have been spoken!
Name: GEORGE GROSS ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Feb 11, 2006, 12:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: HENDERSON NEVADA
Message: WHEN IS THE GOLF TOURNEY. WOULD LIKE TO PLAY IF I CAN MAKE THE DATE.
Name: Carl Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 10, 2006, 9:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Congratulations to the 2006 HHS boys basketball team who went 10-0 in league play to capture the Ocean League title last night. This was Hawthorne's first title since 1983. Of course I read this in the Daily Breeze so it may be completely wrong...... Be True To Your School!
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 10, 2006, 9:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: laguna woods , ca
Message: I did something tonight that I probably would never have done, had it not been for John Baker. I looked through my senior yearbook. I saw pictures of people that were a great part of my life. Some I still see, some have passed, and some are probably still out there somewhere! We all grew up together one way or another. Get onto this site and let's get in touch.
Time goes by faster than you think! Thanks for everything JB.
p.s. I see a lot of mail from the Valencia Girls , but nothing from Cynthia, who I went all through school with (Eucalytus - HHS).
Where are you - Bill Langley, Jeff Callaway, and especially Karin Skelton
Name: Melanie ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 10, 2006, 6:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: hawthorne
Message: While cleaning out my storage unit I found a bunch of back issue cougars. 25 issues from 80-81.If anyone is interested in these drop me an email. thanks
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 10, 2006, 5:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pve cal
Message: Just some notes about my friend Ty Goodman. Ty has been very private the last 8-10 years and lots of us have been trying to catch up with him; we got our wish.
First, as he came to the end of his life, Ty wanted to talk to his high school baseball and basketball coaches and bless their hearts, they responded immediately and it meant so much.
The response from the other HHS people meant alot. Ty enjoyed it and so did his family. Life is a circle and Ty came back to us at the end.
A few thoughts:
We met when we were 6 years old and I knew he was different than me.
We rode our bikes on the gravel road because the city couldn't afford the pave it yet.
We pitched to each other for hours so when we played against each other we could get our batting averages up.
We played basketball one on one till his Mom would sent me home. We scored more points if we shot over the power lines.
We graded the girls on American Band Stand.
We went to grade school for the next 8 years.
We watch Soupy Sales together and could do all the voices.
We chose to go to HHS together, even though the church wanted us to go to their school.
We came to HHS in 1959.
We got out of HHS in 1963. The stories that would follow Ty at HHS are too many to tell in this format, but he was differant than we were.
Ty got to drive to the Prom in my sister-in-laws "62 Corvette and instead of just driving it, he DROVE it and the car was never the same.
Bill Daquila and I took Ty surfing one fall afternoon at 26th street and it was the best afternoon ever at the beach. Ty didn't ever surf again, he had been out on the best day ever, so why bother.
Ty was good at everything that wasn't good for you. He was a great smoker, good drinker, great card player and a pool player and golfer that had to be seen to be believed. If it was bad for you, he was the best.
Ty drove big Chevys and Corvettes on the boulevard.
Ty was always in the mix at the Inglewood Pool Hall and at Imperial Bowl; winning or losing alot of money.
Ty played golf like nobody I've ever seen. Ty's style was to do everything the hardest but most entertaining way possible. Ty holds the record for firing caddies and he missed his own wedding because he got in a big money game at Pebble Beach.
If you talk to coaches, teammates, friends or family you will hear the same story, Ty lived HIS life and maybe we liked it and maybe we didn't and he could care less.
He was a good man, a good father and as good a friend as he could handle to the rest of us.
I will be at his services. I will be there because I should and because I know Ty has one more trick up his sleeve.
Rest in peace.
Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 10, 2006, 10:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Belmont Shores
Message: To answer all the questions with regards to the format used in the C-Town Classic, it is best ball, so all you duffers can actually come out smelling like roses. Join in....its a blast! We'll have all the final details finished up soon and John will have it posted on Feedback.
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 10, 2006, 10:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: As requested, a note from Ty Goodman's daughter to post on Feedback for Ty's friends.........
Thank you for your letter. I walked in to my house tonight, after a very long day...and it is bigger than it was this morning. Or maybe it is just empty. Your letter really made me feel warm and fuzzy inside, right when I needed it. Thank you.
Dad wanted to have his ashes spread off the shores of Pebble Beach. Everyone is welcome
Will be in contact soon with details.
PO Box 304
Hawthorne, CA 90251
Name: Mary (Kean) Doyle ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 10, 2006, 8:43 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Woods, CA
Message: This item came to me via e-mail this morning and I thought I'd share it with all of you. Click here
Name: Carl Tank ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 10, 2006, 5:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: The Reunion Committee members of 1971 and 1972 are inviting all Cougars from 1968-1974 to join us for another Multi-Class Reunion. The tenative date is September 30th, 2006. At this point we plan to have a Friday get-together and a Sunday picnic. Locations to be confirmed and /or selected. Please go to: http://multiclassreunion.net/ for more information and updates.We selected the classes based on who was at HHS with the class of 1971. All those wish to join us will be welcome!
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 9, 2006, 7:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: laguna woods , ca
Message: What's the format for the golf tourney? My ringers want to know. Eldridge said that he IS available that day.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 9, 2006, 7:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: For all in the Class of 59, You have a reunion coming in 3 years, but your reunion committee wants to start finding you all now (not a bad idea, actually). Also the Classes of 68,69,70,71,72,73,74 are having a multi-class reunion this year. Please go to the Reunions Page
for more info on both of these reunions.
Name: Jan Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 9, 2006, 5:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carmichael, CA
Message: I just wanted to brag a little!! I am lucky enough to have a niece that has been with NHRA for 25 years so guess where I am going this weekend? I am so excited. I went for the first time since Lyons (and that was a loooooong time ago) last November. Got to meet some great people and see some great cars and races.
WOW, what a rush. Have a great weekend all. Hugs, Jan
Name: PAUL WISMAN ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 9, 2006, 3:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: TORRANCE, CA
Message: ALTHOUGH I NEVER KNEW TY GOODMAN PERSONALLY, I AM IMPRESSED
BY THE SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED BY SO MANY. IT IS A GREAT TESTIMONY TO THE PEOPLE AND FAMILIES OF OUR ERA AND THE CITY WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE GROWN UP IN. MY HEART FELT CONDOLENCES TO THE GOODMAN FAMILY.
PAUL WISMAN, PROUD TO BE AN HHS COUGAR.
Name: Bill Shultz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 9, 2006, 2:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Paco! So sorry too hear! Really sad news, give me a call! Take care! Bill!
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 9, 2006, 1:40 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LF
Message: Sad news, Old friend Ty Goodman passed away this morning.
Name: Clem ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 9, 2006, 1:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carpinteria, Ca
Message: Debbie Sims, I have a question about Mike Love, I knew his sister Stephanie Love that died in 2004. Would you know how to send a card to the Love family. Obviously I just found out but would still like to send a card.
Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 9, 2006, 10:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: I saw Annette's post inquiring if you have to be a good golfer to be in the tourney? If you can make contact, you can play. We play best ball, so if you are a better putter than driver, you should do great. Of course this tournament is just a formality since the Effler boys probably have it locked up :) I just go to wear ugly clothes and beat the ball senseless. Anyhow, we want more women playing, so don't worry how well you play.
Name: BOB STEVENSON~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 9, 2006, 9:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: LAKEWOOD, CA.
Message: Hi, I posted a request awhile back regarding how I could obtain old HHS yearbooks. I have been reading feedback but have not seen any reply to my request. So if anyone could help me that would be great. Thanks.
Bob Stevenson Lakewood, CA.
Name: Diana ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 8, 2006, 11:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: BLOOMINGTON, CA
Message: I just read that Annette Wiltse wrote in and I have been trying to find her. How do I go about getting her e-mail address? Annette if you read this please e-mail me at NurzDi@aol.com, also trying to find Virginia Jess.
Name: Denny Unfried ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 8, 2006, 8:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire
Message: Yes sir Baxter - I'll be at the Winter Nationals this weekend getting my fix of burning nitro and broken ear drums. They're running just a little bit faster now than the good old days at Santa Ana drag strip.