Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 20, 2006, 6:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Happy 60th birthday Marsha....not just getting older but getting better....ain't life grand!
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 20, 2006, 6:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview, Fl
Message: Dewey- Thanks - I just got a message from Seagem back in Hawaii-She wrote alot more than just this below, some not so pleasant...But like in the PLAY Mr. Roberts , when they got the 2 letters at the same time, one telling of Mr. Robert's being caught by a Nip' Shell...& another letter from Mr. Roberts himself, telling the crew about a Billious Ribbon with a palm tree...The Doc said post THIS ONE, "IT's Their's" - Well crew here is your letter ---My dads wishes in the will are to be cremated and ashes spread at Punchbowl Military Cemetary which is an honor because he served his country in WWII and Korean War. He did not want a service. But, he did want everyone to go to the nearest bar and have happy hour with an Irish whiskey or Makers Mark! Have a drink for him and yourself and cheers to the Lil Devil and remember the good times!To those of you who rode with Danny on the Harley, please go on a motorcycle ride rally this weekend. He talked about the rock store all the time and all his buddies. He loved it! " Ride til you die", he wrote all the time. Especailly on several Christmas cards or pictures of him on his harley. But, you biker buddies know probably what he liked, so do that this weekend and please email me back the adventures that you experienced with Dad as well so that I can share them with my family.He was an amazing father that had a heart of gold and would help you out in a pinch or fight you for the check to pay the bill at the restaurant!My fondest memory is this past holiday spending time with my dad and him telling stories about all his adventures. So, Thanksgiving and Christmas were awesome! Christmas day he came over after church and spent the day watching Meet the Fockers with me and the kids. Of course, there are so many moments that were so special and dear to me.But, for now I want to leave you all with his line, "If you ever get caught in the crossroads, talk to the man upstairs"Other lines,"Peace be with you""God Bless You""I got to do it today because tomorrow may never come""Have fun because you only live once""Thats a trip""Dude'Of course the all so famous, "You lil devil." and that chuckle of laughter that followed. This was my favorite!!!!If you think of any other sayings my dad use to say, please email me those.Mahalo Nui Loa,Always with warm aloha,Seagem Fix McNamara
Name: Kathy Downer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 20, 2006, 3:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Marietta, Ohio
Message: So sorry to hear of the passing of Danny Fix. He was quite a character and a positive influence on those of us who were in drama. My sympathy to his family.
On a different note- here is some Hawthorne trivia. One of my kids was asked in a psych class "What is the Hawthorne effect"? Do any Cougs out there know the answer to this? I will e-mail the answer to John. John- Keep up the good work.
Name: Aase Beaulieu ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 20, 2006, 12:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland, OR
Message: Hi to HHS Class of '62. It was great fun to discover cougartown.com. Unfortunately, I found the site the day after the latest '62 reunion. I figure it raised so much energy down there in So. Ca. that I felt it up here in Oregon and was moved to find the site. I think of my year at HHS with great fondness. I remember especially lunch time, laughing with friends, the ultimate cream chocolate pie from the school cafeteria, the amazing hours at the library and in class with Mr. William Goodfellow, the teacher who imparted to me and my Seminar mates, I think, an enduring and great love of art during my year as an AFS student. And, of course, the wonderful sports program at HHS, the badminton, the fencing and the tennis. I hope to come to our next reunion. Aase (Christiansen) Beaulieu
Name: Toby Quezambra ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 20, 2006, 8:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Niguel, CA
Message: There are a few names on the alumni rosters that don't appear. Mine doesn't because I didn't GRADUATE from HHS, although I went there for 3 years as did my brother Mike Quezambra, class of 1976. What about Mike Levizon, '76, Rod Johnston, '77, Tony Levizon, '78, Pete Cotello, '78, Danny Demayo, 78, and others I don't see?
Name: Carl Harrison ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 20, 2006, 7:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: Holly glen
Message: Hi everyone! I just want to remind all Cougars that the reunion committee '71 and '72 are hosting a get together at Stick and Stein, Friday September 29. The party begins at 6PM and ends when they make us leave. This event kicks off a year long celebration of our 35th Reunion! The party will continue until Saturday August 25, 2007 when we gather at El Segundo's Hacienda Hotel. So mark that date on next summer's calendar and make your plans. See you at the Stick.
Name: Gloria Valencia ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 10:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Thank you to all of the well wishers today on feedback, remembering my B'day: JB, John, Sharon, Dolores and Ricki. Today has been filled with beautiful emails, cards, cakes and my most precious gifts...family and friends. Thank you! Dolores, my goodness, it was 150 years ago when we became friends; I am touched and flattered that you remembered today. You were a beautiful little girl and have grown into such a beautiful, strong woman with a tremendous spirit. It was a privilege to spend time with you last month.
On another note, sad news about Danny Fix; my condolences to all of his family.
Name: Dewey Storie ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 7:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Chandler,AZ
Message: Just got off the phone with my sister Jensea, Danny Fix passed away last night from complications of the stroke he suffered back in January of this year. Jensea, Jason and Seagem would like to thank everyone that stopped by or sent cards to Danny, it made his stay with his care givers just a little more bearable. There will be no services, Danny will be cremated and his ashes scattered. Danny?s wishes to celebrate his life are have a beer for yourself and one for him.
Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 6:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: YA KNOW
Message: John if you sold the Domain name to someone, could we opt out of all our silly statements we have made over the years? I mean , as you well know alot of my rhetoric is just that. Non plausible drivel. I wouldn't want that printed anywhere. Whats the goody on that? MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude. P.S. "OU" got JOBBED!!! I retract my comments.
Name: Neil ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 5:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview Fl
Message: John concerning the "bid" for Cougartown "OUTRIGHT"-I will throw my hat in the ring ...Upping the Kitty to a reasonable offer of $750,000.00 for the whole Kit & Cabbootal. We Schill's have to get it where we can ...And I'll throw in gift certificate for 100 free hot wings at Hooters!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 5:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Sad News to report. Loren Heath passed away today. I will add the funeral arrangements as they arrive. Loren was a very special friend in my youth. I will miss him very much.
Name: John Achrem ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 4:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gloria Valencia! You are a very special person to a number of people who adore you. You are truly loved by me and ALL of your girls. I am honored to call you my best friend and thank you for being part of our journey! XOXOXOXOXOXOOXOJ
Name: Dolores ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 2:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lakewood, CA
Message: I'VE KNOWN YOU SINCE THE 7TH GRADE AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT I STILL REMEMBERED THAT TODAY WAS A VERY SPECIAL DAY...HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLORIA!!!
Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 12:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: Hey, John - On the Alumni page next to my name...what, exactly, does the rotating star & the numeral 2 signify?
Name: Richard Sundell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 10:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: I was wondering if anyone from the classes of 1966 and 1967 would be interested in a joint 40 year reunion. I've kept looking at the reunion page, but nobody has seemed to pick up the ball.
Name: Linda Reynolds ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 10:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Thank you to the "kids" from the Class of 1962 who attended our "Class of 62 Turns 62" Reunion this past weekend. We all had a wonderful time. Also thank you to other classes who attended & especially Howard Duran (Sharon Schleper?s husband) who was so kind as to take many pictures throughout the weekend. The highlight of the evening was the Memorial musical video John Baker lovingly put together, and I don't think there was a dry eye in the new HHS cafeteria (where the Reunion party was). It is things like this that make John Baker so special to all of us. Our class of 1962 presented John with a beautiful crystal Cougar (leaping through the air) on a marble base, with words of appreciation for his leadership, vision and creation of Cougartown.com. Thank you John for loving us all so much. We love you back!
How nice to see Leonard Stone, and Ron Petch who we have not seen since Graduation day. I hope we will see you both at all the future reunions. I was lucky enough to sit next to Bob Gross at breakfast on Sunday. Bob & I have known each other since 5th grade at York School. As always, George Rea did a great job MC-ing the party always making it so much fun. Cheryl Christensen Nicocia & Tonya Hobson Braham kept us laughing the entire weekend. Always nice to see Sherri Jones Niemela who still has the same beautiful skin she had in high school. Bob Bunim, Virgil Niemela, Linda McDowell Shahian, Sue Smith, still good looking after all these years! Mike Graves, YOU are an inspiration to all of us. Our musical classmates, Norman Greenfield, Darrell Boesinger, Fred Rand, Eugene Obillo and Vic Rice, Milton Calkins & whomever else in our class plays an instrument. Please start practicing as we are giving you 6 years notice for you to perform at our 50th Reunion!
A special thank you to Vince Bravo from HHS who was our liaison and who spent the entire day Saturday setting up tables and coordinating our event. Vince no longer works at HHS as he is now principal at Lawndale High School. Thank you Vince for going above and beyond! Thank you to my ?joined at the hip? fellow committee members, George Rea, John Baker, Dan Dye, Eugene Obillo, Karen Sue Hoffman Newkirk, Nancy Cheryl Brooks Kari, and Loretta Morelli Cuiper. It was so much fun meeting with all of you over the past 4 months. And....it is always a pleasure to see our teachers come to our reunions. Harry Plotkin........always smiling, Hal Chauncey, you're timeless! We will see you both at our 50th in 6 years! Thank you to all who helped make our Reunion so wonderful!
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 9:23 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tucson, AZ
Message: Happy Birthday to "Little V6" Be sure and check your Email when you get home. We love you Gloria. Congrats John on your honor last weekend. We all appreciate your hard work and the love you've shared with us. Eugene Obillo, a name from my days at HHS. He was my badminton partner, and a good one.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 8:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Thousan Dokes, CA
Message: Why of course EVERYONE knows that September 19 is the birthday of a famous Cougarette, V6, Gloria Valencia! Happy Birthday dear friend; you wear it well!!!xoxoxoxo
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 7:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Just stopping by to wish my special friend, and the guy I assist at work, DONALD SCHELIGA, a wonderful and Happy Birthday. "Mudslide" into a wonderful day and year!
Name: Jerry Simpson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 6:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Santa Clarita CA.
Message: Hey John. Just wanted to wish my old, old friend Don Scheliga, A Happy Birthday. He finally made 62. Best wishes Don and here's to many more. I'll be over soon for Blue soda and short cigars.
Name: Joel Heath ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 19, 2006, 3:48 am - HHS Time
City & State: Spokane Wa.
Message: Hi all you cougs and cougets, it sure is good to see some of the faces from the past. though I left HHS in april of '75 to join the navy. in june of 76 as I was in naples italy I thought of you all as I raised my glass of vino. Good work and good luck to all of you that make this site happen