Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 13, 2006, 5:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview , FL
Message: George Johnson -Reference -Patrice Lumumba- I recall a line from Bruce Brown's Endless Summer , He mentions a Reverse Patrice Lumumba as on screne a big African tribal dude is doing a 360 on Mike Hison's long Board...I assumed all these years that Patrice Lumumba was some ballet dancer from N.Y. at the MET ! Oh the low key humor of Bruce Brown...Didn't he do an Assembly once in the Boys Gym???
Name: Larry Ezzell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 13, 2006, 3:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: TYLER, TEXAS
Message: CAN ANYONE HOOK ME UP WITH THE PERSON JUDY DEGRAZIA BLOMSTERBERG, MAIDEN NAME SHEIUDY. She posted on your web site a reference to Harbie the Seal. We also have one and would like to hook up with folks who also have them. Many thanks. Larry Ezzell
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 13, 2006, 8:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: I have obtained recently declassified information from an unimpeachable source (The Cougar) that will answer a bit of trivia that came up recently. The Hawthorne Youth Canteen opened its doors in the new Memorial Building on November 14, 1964. It featured a hamburger stand, pool tables, and a color TV. The first drop-in at the new location was October 12, 1964 before they officially had moved.
Name: Paula ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 13, 2006, 8:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: long beach, ca
Message: hey there, ok, how many of the Cougar folks are showing up for volleyball? I really don't know about paying to stay in a hotel in my hometown city of Hawthorne. I am not sure I can digest all that in one thought. I do like the idea of meeting up and hanging out and having fun. Some things never change. I check my emails every other month and look at Cougartown when the spirit moves me, otherwise, I would love to hear from any wayward and wandering Cougars. Love to see ya now! Paula (just kidding on the time span of checking out emails - however, I am not very good at keeping up with it yet)
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jul 13, 2006, 8:31 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca
Message: Ricki; If I remember correctly, Patrice Lumumba was a "Communist African Dictator" that was assasinated by our CIA in the 60's, by order of then, President John Kennedy. Unless you are referring to a different Lumumba. Unfortunately, the CIA was all but disbanded by the Jimmy Carter administration and subsequently, our intelligence sources also went away. Hence, the tragety of 9-11 snuck up on us and many thousands of U.S. citizens died.
Name: Baxter Dodd ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 11:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Riverside, CA
Message: But seriously, John, I don?t know how true the ?car in the pool? rumor was but there was a guy in our class, ?57 (I think it was Neil Jardine) who drove a Crosley station wagon. Many times after school he would be wandering around the parking lots looking for that car because some of our more athletic types would pick it up and move it to interesting locations like between buildings and trees, teetering on the planter between parking rows, leaning up a post, etc. All in good fun you know. ---Baxter
Name: carole ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 10:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Isabella CA
Message: Hey John, I checked on ebay for that 1960 year book which I would really love to have and it was up to 157.00 the last I looked. I checked on who was bidding and it seems the people that are buying them are dealers that I guess are going to resell them, Boo to them I believe in free enterprise but driving the price of a yearbook up to 157.00 or (yes!even over 300.00) is just plain dumb - mean - greedy - whatever! Well that was my gripe of the day, thank you carole
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 9:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tucson, AZ
Message: Hey JB, sorry about the check being so late. We've had monsoons here and we had to have some repairs done to our house. I know, and the dog ate my homework. I just wrote the check and it will be in the mail tomorrow.
Mike Shay might remember this: The day that Mr. Orrell put Patrice Lumumba on the master absence list. Is there anyone out there who remembers who P.L. was? In those days those lists were taken very seriously. I don't think that schools send them out to teachers anymore. Back then they were posted daily.
Are Boy's Market and Clark Drug still around? I think that this may have been up before but I don't remember the answer.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 7:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview, FL
Message: Hey PACO you left one out... the "Concentration" type puzzles up inside the metal bottlecaps on LUCKY LAGER. I think a 24 count flat would go for $5. at "BOYS" market. What does this one say?----L + oar + hens + well + K If you need a refresher course on decyphering the puzzles ...http://40ouncebeer.com/puzzles.html
PS-- JAMES -On the Mud Football don't leave out Carly "Little Flap" Haig.
Name: Cheryl Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 7:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Keno, Oregon
Message: Hi John, I know you thought I dropped of the planet, but no, I am still here. I just
had a Cougar sighting (of sorts) ...Watching the news, and there was Joyce Sadler Miller. They
were doing a story of Seniors doing Line dancing in Ashland Or. (not too far from Keno) I wasn't really paying attention till I recognized her. Boy, she hasn't changed much at all. I also had a Cougar sighting this weekend, as Tonya (Hobson) Braham and husband Steve were house guests for a few days. Does that count? See you and all 62ers in September.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 6:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LF
Message: Does anyone remember L.B. from Lawndale, not the famous Lunch-Bandit from Leuzinger...What about the "Players" in Manhattan Beach? What about "Doc and Bills" What about inner tubes at 26th St? What about poor Mexican kids that had to use pillow cases instead of air mattresses..God,I need a beer!! A Brew 102..No a Bubble-Up and some tooth powder!! And then have my cesspool emptied and then....Later Cougs!! I'm off to Centinela park and watch reruns of the fireworks show.
Name: Dewey Storie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 6:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Chandler,AZ
Message: Roll Call ?
Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 4:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Atlanta, GA
Message: Hi John, Since you seem to be lonely today I wanted to let you know that I, as well as probably a good majority of HHS alum who are aware of this site, check into Cougartown almost everyday. I don't write much as I more like to stay in contact and am more interested in other's lives than sharing my own. But to try and keep the scale balanced somewhat, I have a little story of the good old days for you. About my Junior or Senior year, a bunch of us used to play "Mud football". Ed Fink, Jeff Bottoms, Myself and a few others used to find the wettest, muddiest field we could and slip and slide our way from one end of ths field to the other. Had a great time playing, but it was hell going home all muddy on a bike or in a car, freezing the whole time. One of those memories that seemed worth creating at the time. I still sometimes feel like letting loose like that now. Its hell having to be respectable.
Name: deano ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 3:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: tustin
Message: Hi John are you getting lonely? Got your e-mail thanks again, now you know how I feel when check in and nobody has chimed in for a few hours when I check this site. To sue b thats a nice thing to do sending john dues for someone else. I always just send an extra dues payment so john can use it as a scholarship for anyone who can't afford the payment.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 2:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LA,CA
Message: Hey Don! We're here!
Name: Steven Sanchez ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jul 12, 2006, 8:31 am - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Dear John, I had no idea that I called you Don (my bad) when I typed the comment, I think my brain is turning to mush from all the late nighters that I have been pulling. Also, the class of 1981 had their 25 year reunion in Redondo Beach last Saturday night and I have included a link for viewing pictures
from the event.
Name: Steven Sanchez ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 11, 2006, 10:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hey Don, I was wondering what was the years that the Beach Boys went to HHS as there are 4 HHS El Molino yearbooks that are being auctioned off on EBAY (1960,61, 62 and 63)and one of them is already over $300.00. if you go to EBAY type in "Hawthorne El Molino" in the search box and they will appear. Best regards, Steven Sanchez
Name: Harry Nieves ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jul 11, 2006, 7:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sylmar, Ca.
Message: I graduated from Leuzinger H.S. in 1963. From 1963 to 1965 I drove a Chevy Corvair. I put dual fiberglass mufflers on it and baby moon hub caps. Someone stole the baby moons thus my vehicle was without hubcaps for a time. It sure looks like my Corvair in your A&W photo.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 10, 2006, 7:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Cougar Sighting! Jeff Pieters, Class of 73 came in to my office with his cute Momma Thelma today - she lives nearby in Camarillo. Jeff is the one who led me to Cougartown eight years ago when he cruised through on his FedEx route, saw me and tossed me a note with the CT internet address and the rest is history. As a special thanks to him I bought him a membership a few years ago because I was and am still very grateful - this site has brought me much joy, special reunions, new friends and many adventures yet to come. And just because, I am going to renew that membership John - check your PayPal. Folks, that's a nice way to honor the someone who brought YOU here, not to mention a great way to ensure it keeps on going. And by the way, Jeff is still happily enmeshed in life in San Diego and looking great! And we WILL have lunch the next time he comes to see mom - John, will you join us?
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 10, 2006, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: A big yahoo to proud pop Wayne Bryan, class of '65, as his sons (twins) won the mens doubles at the all England lawn tennis and croquet club this past week! We also know it as Wimbledon. Perhaps a Cougar genetic thing.
Name: Dawn ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jul 10, 2006, 11:07 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lakewood, CA
Message: Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows about the story concerning the theft ring in Torrance. The person arrested is Chris Laney. Is he the same Chris Laney who is into racing and who is married to Carla Laney? Thanks! Dawn (wife of Bob Stevenson - Class of 63)
Name: Bernie Armstrong ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jul 9, 2006, 9:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Vancouver, WA
Message: John Cooper, Ed Greevy, Gerald Walkley (all class of ?57) and I (class of ?58) will be getting together as the Progressive contingent of the NW Cougar alumni. We will be meeting in one of the microbreweries in Portland this week. We were middle class kids who learned to work and play hard and love our country. But we also learned enough to question the value of greed and power in promoting the interests of the few at the expense of the common good. But, that won't keep us from raising our glass to all Cougars everywhere!
Name: Kirkie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jul 8, 2006, 10:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Downpour Springs, CO
Message: 1st off, Dale Craig, Buddy! How the heck are you? I know that your other brother Dale(Halbeck)would love to see you at the 30th reunion as well as myself, so be there buddy. 2nd, Jimmy, Pretzel boy. You m-pressed me. twice in one day, 1 through 12..That Corn-Husker Wheel of knowledge was spinning. Dang boy Okies would have quit at 6 and times it by 3 to answer all of those questwines. 4th Mary Ann Martin, long time no hear, are those razorbacks still playing football? I haven't seen them in the standings for what 20 years now.... do they still have a team? I hear their BAND is pretty good....Ok, The Fire weather report from Colorado is rain, rain and more rain. So I guess I'll make it to the reunion. And so I'd like to see Mr. Baker and shake his hand for putting up with me, and letting me share these im-pountint things that I have to say. Lastly, To brother Wade.. Answer your phone! I need a place to bunk while in town. Or dose keith have room at the Hilton?Colorado Cougar, Capt. Kirk