Thursday, July 16, 1998 at 00:45:56
Name: Denese Rorex
Message: Hello to anyone from around class 81! Email me if you remember me, I would love to write back. Wow, it feels like yesterday that we were all there at HHS. Great site, John, thanks!
Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at 04:02:05
Name: Karen Kuehl
Message: John: l have just finished about 4 hours of browsing you entire website. This is great!! What memories, l really feel like a kid again! Wish l had known about the reunion.Sounds like everyone had a great time and l even recognized some of the names. I have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures and reading all the news about our classmates. Thank you for giving this gift to all us old Cougars. What a kick!! Karen
p.s. If you ever read the Cougar, l was Karen's Korner
Monday, July 13, 1998 at 23:13:26
Name: Sharon MacDonald
Message: Hey all you Car Guys:
Spent the week-end at the Iola (Wisconsin) Old Car Show. What a trip down memory lane looking at the Mustangs, '57 Chevies, and custom cars of all vintages. Saw everything from Duesenburgs to Volkswagens. At the Swap Meet, there was booth after booth of car parts for sale. I believe with enough time and patience a knowledgeable Car Guy could collect all the parts needed to assemble a vintage auto!
This car show is an annual event held the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after the Fourth of July. Iola, Wisconsin is a little west of Green Bay (all you football fans know where that is...)
If any Hawthorne Car Guys come to the show next year, stop by and say hello. I'll be in the Toy Barn selling Baby Boomer toys to folks working on reclaiming their childhoods.
And John, Cougartown is great. Thanks for your efforts.
Name: Amanda Martes
Message: Hey! Are there any other late 70s early 80s grads out there? Hello-o-o-o-o? Remember when.... they tore down the circle parks and built the mall? ....there was no fence around the school? .....we had open campus so we went to Carls Jr. on Hawthorne Blvd. for lunch? or Foster Freeze? ....there were houses on the other side of El Segundo Blvd. instead of major retail? ...you could get through at Isis to Holly Glen? Remember playing outside after dark? I wonder if they do that any more.....
Name: DICK MACORMIC
Message: THIS IS LIKE OLD TIMES COOL!!!!!!!
Name: Kim Smith
Message: I sure miss all my buds down in sunny California, drop me a line up here in Washington!
Name: Larry Ferguson
Message: Has anyone heard anything about the where abouts of Mike McConnel? Jean and Bob Ferguson would appreciate any information you have. Even what state he is in would be helpful. Please send me an email if you know a thing!!!!!
Name: JANE BAKER
Message: ANY ONE KNOW WHERE LANCE STEWART IS ,GRADUATED FROM LEUZINGER 65?
Name: Brad Bittan
Message: Which Beach Boys biography provides the most accurate and thorough analysis of their early days? Thanks.
Name: Laura Porter
Message: Is anyone interested in forming a committee for the 20th reunion? Is there one already formed?
Let me know...By the way...love the site!
Name: Paul Darcy
Message: great site I'll visit back soon keep up the good job....
Name: Gary Batte'
Message: anyone still around from Leuzinger H.S., class of 1962?....
Name: Bob Melendrez
Message: John, the site gets better all the time!! Thanks so much! Go Cougars!!!
Name: Janet Roth
Message:(First Decade) Reunion Photos. I just spoke to Rich Sloan who is looking for pictures for the candid page of the memory book. If anyone has any they would like to submit, please send to Rich Sloan, 3430 W. 224th St. Torrance, CA. 90505
Name: Loretta Morelli Cuiper
Message: Hi John, Like Larry said, keep up the good work, this is just wonderful. We all need to recapture those wonderful teenage years here in Hawthorne, It was a good little town. I also would like to know if anyone knows where Jackie Hawkins(moved away in 1961)she was in our wedding and around Hawthorne til mid 60's when she married Richard Angold (60) and Rose Paterniti, Mike Paccie, Noel Barber, Barbara Harris, Sherry Farlow and Betty Elliott. I hope there is someone who can help, please E-Mail LCuiper@aol.com
Name: Larry Cuiper
Message: Hi John, This is such a great site, keep up the good work. I also would like to know if anyone knows what has happen to Jim Isadore, Class of 60. The last time I saw him was when we ran a photo booth in Balboa Beach. Does anyone know if he is stil alive. E-Mail me Please.
Name: Rodger Suihkonen
Message:Remember Me? Number 74 on the football team. AfterHHS went to Vietnam(US Army) Chu Lai (Americal Div.) Got home safe. married with 5 grown children and 5 grandchildren..All is well except trying to figure where the years have gone. Thanks to all and the memories.
Name: Larry Sturchio
Message: I lived on the "Hill", and I had a reputation for racing-hung out at the Wichstand. Most known for my 1963 red 409. Later I put aluminum front-end on it and a 427 cu in it. In the back windows it said Dodge & Plymouth Eater. Later I raced Funny Cars under the name Pisano Brothers. Love to hear from any of the folks that remember those times & places.
Name: Debbie Culling
Message: Just out surfing the net to see if HHS has a web page. Currently working for the City of Hawthorne. Would love to hear from other graduates. Will check in again to see what changes on the site.
Name: Janet Roth
Message: Great Reunion, had a wonderful time seeing old friends and reuniting with memories of the past. What a great idea to combine the reunions. Let's do it again.
Name: Chris Ferguson
Message:Great life, love being a grandparent to three beautiful girls.
Name: Kristy Loya
Message: My brother went to school there....maybe someone knows him. His name is Ken or Kenny Buchler. He would have gone to school there in 79,80,81. I'm his little sister. If anybody know's, let me know!
Name: Shirley Eichhorn
Message: Great web site. Thank you
Name: Ed Carpenter AKA Monk
Message: John this is a great web page.I don't see anything about the upcoming class of 63 reunion .If anyone from class of 63 would like to get in touch email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. John thanks for the memories Im stoked
Message=What ever happened to the class of 1970? It does not appear to be well represented here.
Message=Hello HHS Friends: If you would like to catch up, please EMail! I look forward to hearing from you!
Message=Amazing memories!!! Great job John!!!
Message=I had the fortunate experience of being in both Mr. Goodfellows class and in Mr. Garza's class during some of my years at Hawthorne from 52' to 55' and I have always wondered what was in the notes they asked me to take to each other in their classrooms. It must have been humorous because when they read them there was always a chuckle and a return note. I was sorry to see that Mr Garza has passed on but maybe he would be happy to know that I am currently studing spanish and this time I'll try to get it right. My best to Mr. Goodfellow, he had a wonderful sense of humor.
Jackie Baumgardner Lester
Class of 55
We haven't met but I think your Web Page is terrific. I had been trying to find something for two years on the internet about Hawthorne High and until I found your site I was lost except for "Classmates" which isn't much.
Just one suggestion if you don't mind and it's only because the older I get the worse my memory gets. I think many of us can remember the teachers name we may have had in school but can't remember what class they taught. Would it be possible to put next to their names the classes they did teach.
I was at the Reunion Saturday. It was so good to see my old friends. Congratulations to all concerned who gave their hours making it such a success.
If anyone who graduated in 54, 55, 56 has an email address please leave it here for future correspondence from me. Thank you.
Jackie Baumgardner Lester
Message=Quick note to Virginia Beck.... I'm sure you are aware but, you have a wonderful nephew. Mr. McClure (I can call him Mike now huh? boy that's something I'll NEVER get used to) was one of my favorite teachers at HHS. Never a dull moment in his classes and we always knew he cared. If you talk to him, please say hello!
Message=Just wanted to say hello to Mr. Plotkin. Just seeing a posting from you here made me smile. You helped make 2 years at Dana memorable. Thanks!
It was good to finally meet you in person! Like I mentioned to you at the reunion, you deserved some type of tribute for creating this page for us!
Wasn't it great reconnecting with all those faces and memories again!!! Just saw Cal Kappen's note...Cal, I wish I'd seen you there! Don't know if you remember me...but I remember all those times you would fill your car up with (was it Carol Benson and friends?...anyway I remember a lot of us girls all packed up for the beach...enroute uphill on Rosecrans to 26th Street Beach)--what simple, happy days we had back then! Hope you're doing well, Cal! Other faces I saw at the reunion, then later lost track of and didn't get a chance to talk with, were Rene Ostler and Micki Acosta (Class of '61?)and Carol Mountain (Class of '60)-- and I'm sure many, many more who were there but I didn't see. Although "some of us" were there until the wee hours of the morning--there still wasn't enough time to see and talk with all those people that we would've liked to have seen after all those years! It was really a time to remember! And after seeing the note from Mr. Plotkin (I was also one of those who had the opportunity to chat with him for a minute)-- hopefully many of the other teachers will discover this page and communicate with us...(hopefully,also some of those teachers who weren't able to attend the reunion and that we may have lost track of). Thanks again, John! Really looking forward to seeing some of the photos (I may have a few to contribute sometime in the next month or so...)
Message=What a wonderful website! I keep going back to look at the pictures over and over! Thanks John Baker. The Reunion Saturday night was a lot of fun. It's always nice seeing old friends. By the time I got home (Calabasas) it was 2:30, which is wayyyyyyy past my bedtime, and I was tired .....but what a GOOD tired! Let's do it again!
Love to all,
Class=Inglewood '56 Message=Just heard about your website and it is great. My children all graduated from HHS but I graduated from IHS in '56. You brought back a lot of good memories. Also, my nephew Mike McClure taught at HHS.
Message=I WENT TO THE 52 THRU 62 REUNION. I REALLY HAD A GREAT TIME TALKING TO SOME OF MY OLD FRIENDS. I KNOW I MISSED ALOT OF PEOPLE. I WISH THERE WAS MORE TIME. THE NIGHT WENT SO FAST. I WANT TO THANK RICH SLOAN FOR THE MEMORIES.
Message=Thank you, John. I didn't know about this web site until the reunion last night. I taught at Dana from 1952 until 1988 - and then substituted @ Dana for almost nine more years - truly my home away from home. The remarks from former students were wonderful to read - and yes, I do remember them. I hope my signing in will be beneficial to you. Thanks, again. Harry Plotkin
Thanks go to you and all the teachers from R H Dana who made a showing last night at the First Decade Reunion in Buena Park.
I know all your students enjoyed visiting with you. It's so nice of you, and all the teachers to take time out and make these affairs. The student body of all classes at the reunion last night is so lucky to have not only been taught, but mentored, by the likes of you, Mrs. Estabrook, Mr. Mannion and many others who weren't present.
We salute you and thank you for your dedication.
John Baker (Hawthorne Intermediate School '58)
Message= Re: Dan Nelson, I take it you are referring to the former Vice Principal and not my brother (who's words appear elsewhere in this forum) or another 1971 grad (who is heaven kmows where). The last I heard, Mr. Nelson was retired and still living in the Manahttan Beach area. Although not related, I was good friends with his son, Brad, but lost contact with him about 10 years ago. If anyone has info, I would also be interested in getting in touch with the family.
Message=Eleven years of attending the Wiseburn School district and before my senior year my dad decides to move out of state! Gee. What a swell guy to pull a stunt like that (but I still love him dearly). Is Dan Nelson still around the area or is his time on earth in the past? I am a former Marine, Vietnam veteran and ex-postal worker. Let's say if Mr. Nelson and I were to have some type of "trouble", would I have a solid case of limited capacities as a defense? I sure would love for him to see my arms collection! What a guy! Our mentor for all those years.