Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 17, 2006, 1:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles
Message: Thank you Class of 62 for allowing us to attend your reunion dinner. It was nice to have a tour of the campus. The school looked better than I had expected. I had the wonderful opportunity to see Nancy Cheryl Brooks. You look just like your Mom! Cheryl?s parents owned Brook?s Paint and Hardware on Inglewood Avenue @ 138th St. I do hope you all had a wonderful time back at the Hotel. I am sorry that I will miss the picnic next weekend, as I will be in NYC. John, please drink my share of the champagne the B sisters bring. Sorry Sue and Sharon, we will just have to plan another event to get together. I?ll be back in time for Stick-n-Stein class of 71 and hope to see lots of friends then.
Name: Robin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 17, 2006, 12:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Monrovia ,Ca.
Message: Sloey....Quiet an annihilation of the PAC 10 yesterday. Since you bet the Greasby homestead on the BIG 12 are they moving in with you to twist pretzels? Its a shame you will not be available to comment on your LOSSES, and sadder yet Leslie will never chime in again. Wade we gave Overated University 1st and goal twice and they backed themselves up to about midfield twice. Amazing what can happen in 72 seconds isn't it? Made my day if no one else..way to go DUCKS!
Name: Leslie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 17, 2006, 8:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: WHITTIER
Message: Well, y'all pulled it off. Congradulations to those PAC-10 schools and fans. I didn't get to watch the games because I was attending class, but I recorded the OU match up and just finished watching it. It's bad enough going into a hostile environment, your team has to fight to keep to their game plan, but when you have the commentators who are announcing the game against you, that makes it even harder for your listening pleasure. Why did Keith Jackson retire? Fight On and Hoorah Ducks.. Congrats.
Name: baxter dodd ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 17, 2006, 1:45 am - HHS Time
Message: Yeah, I was going to join in and comment on how this feedback page mimics real life in that as soon as the guys get wrapped up in football the gals start vying for attention in ways they know how. They start bi? oops... I mean expressing a need to steer the page into a more socially balanced conversation. Whew that was close! I was going to say that but I don?t want to cause any trouble so I won?t say that. --Baxter
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 16, 2006, 8:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: South Bay
Message: John, it was great to be able tour Hawthorne High School. The experience brought back so many memories. The presentation that you and Jerry Miles put together for the Class of 62 reunion was well done and touching. Who was the singer/band on the soundtrack?
Thank you again for providing us the opportunity to share our memories and thoughts through Cougartown. Congrads on your award from the Class of 62.
Name: Pam Betraun ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 16, 2006, 3:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hi Fellow Cougars, I just wanted to let the class of 64 know about my brother Loren Heath. In February he found out he had a tumor in his neck. They have given him radiation treatments and chemo. They then found a tumor on his lung and a spot on his liver. So he has gone through more chemo and radiation to shrink that tumor. The cancer seem to respond well with the first round of chemo, but it was too hard on his kidneys to where they almost shut down. So they tried a different cocktail for the second round. But unfortunately the cancer is growing too fast and the chemo is not attacking the tumors as the doctors hope it would. They have now put him on hospice to make him comfortable. If anyone would like to get in contact with Loren please let me know and I will give you his number.
Name: Ron Dickerson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 16, 2006, 3:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sandy.Utah
Message: Where are the Hahlbecks from the fifties
Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 16, 2006, 8:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls ID
Message: Cindy, you couldn't be more right-on girl! Of course those guys haven't "growed up", any more than yours truly! However, was just tryin' to give'm a few strokes thinking they would give us some hilarious feedbacks like they used to. And Yes, boys, it's time to get off the sports kick ... it's almost a given at least once a year, right John? Time now for HHS and Hawthorne memories and I'll bet if we talk real nice, we can get those oldies-but-goodies to come on out of hiding and give us some great old memories. Folks like Marilyn, Baxter, Harry Plotkin, JB, all have marvelous memories and I LOVE their stories, even if I've heard them before! So, hellllo?????
Name: Richard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 16, 2006, 6:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: of LongBeach
Message: With all the football debate, how are our Cougars doing this season? Unfortunately, not too good. They lost their third streight game this season last night with a loss to Compton High, with a final score of 56-0. While you Class of 62ers are on campus later today at your reunion, how about a little war dance to stir up the Great Cougar Spirit, to lead our Cougars to their first win of the season?!Semper Cougars
Name: Jeff Dobbs ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 15, 2006, 7:01 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Stevens, PA
Message: Hey Cougartown, I haven't been here in years...and it will probably be years before I am back. I am sorry to see that there isn't more involvement from the class of 79...and i am so sorry to read that Dan Johnson lost his mother, my condolences Dan, even though this is a month late...take care cougartown! JD
Name: Linda Reynolds ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 15, 2006, 2:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Hi Classmates! This is the weekend of the "Class of 62 Turns 62" Reunion. Tonight is the cocktail party from 6-9pm at the Marriott Hotel in Manhattan Beach on Rosecrans just west of the 405. Tomorrow at 4:00pm at HHS is the first of two tours of the new facility at HHS, with Hors d?oeuvres at 4:30 and the Reunion program starting by George Rea at 6:00, buffett dinner at 6:30, a memorial presentation by John Baker, and many door prizes. We now have 84 classmates who have paid. If you have not sent in your check to me, you can pay at the door. We'd love to see you! Linda
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 15, 2006, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Pokes, CA
Message: Thank you John for finally recognizing those of us who went on to get our Ph.D's (post-hole diggers) after HHS. Go Cougars. Looking forward to the picnic next Saturday, hope to see all the usual suspects and some fresh victims, uh, faces as well. Look for me and Sue at the blue tent, bring money for t-shirts and memberships!xoxoxoxo Slosh
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 15, 2006, 1:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Westchester, CA
Message: Debi Lee. Yes, The Drop-in at the Stick N Stein in El Segundo is still on for Friday, Sept. 29th, 6:00PM - Midnight in the upstairs bar. It was originally planned for the classes of '68 - 74, but anyone is welcome to join in.
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 15, 2006, 8:00 am - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Thanks Alan. How we can not continue to speek of College football, when there have been HHS alumni football players continue their careers at the college level and do well. In the three years I played on the varsity team, there were at least 20 players who went on to major college football programs, even sc. And before and after my years, there were plenty of grads who played college ball. HHS does have ties to college football. So when big games come up and there are spirited contests happening, it is good to hear new alumni come in and express their ties to a university.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 14, 2006, 7:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Parker, Az
Message: Reading what the Greasbys have written these past few days finally made me realize why Wade was so insistant on naming the 8th grade H.I.S. all-star football team the "Sooners". While I don't have any Okie roots, my wife's family hails from the Mayes, Stillwater and Grove area. She even has a OK County (Adair) named after her Great Grandmother's family. But my folks, too, were (sort of) mid-west transplants. I was the first born in Cal. Everyone else was from Upper Michigan.
Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 14, 2006, 4:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: JB....on college football..."How 'bout them El Camino Warriors..?????!!!"
Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 14, 2006, 4:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Attending class of 1977 - We have a date, we have a place, we just need some people. Please look for information on the reunion page of this website. I will be sending out "Save the dates" along with some other fun stuff. Just be patient and we'll get this party started. To kick off this event, I will give one free ticket to the reunion, to the person with the best "theme". Be original, be funny, be sentimental, and remember "Scarlet & Old" has been used already. Have fun and good luck!
Also, word of mouth is good, so if you know anybody who does not check out Cougartown, please let them know that a reunion is in the works. Thank you.
Name: Martha Amour ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 14, 2006, 3:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Howard "Paco" you asked about smoke bomb near A&W? If we're talking about the same time..........that would be my brother, David Amour, my ex, Bob Johnston and Danny Baker. They "borrowed" a smoke bomb from the Marine Corp. Closed down all of Hawthorne Blvd. Blame those guys. Anyway, see you Saturday at the "62 turns 62" (omygod!!) Martha
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 14, 2006, 2:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Jokes, CA
Message: Dear John, that's "SLOSH" to you, thank you very much. Don't forget who bought you dinner, darlin'! (Uh, that would be MIKE!!!) xoxoxoxoxoxo
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 14, 2006, 2:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Carl, If you were to go back into the history books of Hawthorne, you'd find a number of the founding members of our City of Good Neighbors were from the midwest....Where football is played 24/7 365. My dad was one of the first fire fighters, and there were others on the police dept. and other positions in the city as well as Northrup.These were people from Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, et al. The loyal people from these states carried on the tradition to support their teams, even here in Hawthorne. When going to HHS, in the 60's & 70's the colleges from the midwest were even supported on HHS's campus by off-spring of these parents. I wore an OU helmet while playing football my Junior and Senior years. sc and ucla were out numbered when it came to who's going to support them in a game against NU, OU, TU, UofA etc. The rivalries are good, it brings us Cougs together and it shows how the family ties from the midwest have carried the family traditions on and on
Name: Jodi Weishaar ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 14, 2006, 10:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I'm with Jill...enough of the football banter....GO DODGERS!! Already have my playoff tickets in hand, just waiting for the games to begin!!!
Name: Debra McGregor ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 13, 2006, 11:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Hey Cougars, good to check in. Going through a tough time lately and picking up a lot of shifts at the best restaurant in this God forsaken desert ... Been checking out CT (finally) and I want to make sure there's still a Sept. 29 gathering at Stick n Stein. I took the day and night off to party, so there better be! I plan to check in more often and hope to hit some Cougar functions. God bless y'all!