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Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 22, 2006, 6:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Hey guys thanks. I would have lost a boat load if I had bet on the wrapper on that one. I believe Jude was closer than I. Thanks John Crotty and Jerry and John and we have 5 J's with Jake N Jude. And yes Bake, you could roll those dough balls so tight and the bread was so soft, I didn't know whether to give it to a dumb fish or get the PB N J out. I think it was soft enough the FBI could have gotten prints out of that bread. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude

Name: Gloria V ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 22, 2006, 4:27 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Wow! Best birthday, EVER! THanks Dave K for the sweet feedback. Right back atcha!

Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 22, 2006, 3:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
City & State: Havasu Lake, CA
Message: I only knew him as Mr. Fix, Drama Teacher - but, have wonderful memories - I remember some of us had the opportunity to do "Bernadine" at HHS and then the same cast to perform Bernadine at the Morgan Theater in Santa Monica during the summer - the Morgan Theater had burned down so it was a fund raiser and professional actors and actresses performed with us - need I say that we had a BLAST!! I had both Mr. Mossholder and Mr. Fix for drama teachers, two very unique personalities - It was so special to reconnect with Mr. Mossholder briefly a few years ago in Lake Havasu City(he's an evangelist now)- I sure wish that I could have known, "Danny the Harley Davisons Motorcycle rider side of Mr. Fix" I have a bottle of Guinness I was saving for a fruit and stout cake recipe but I think I'll just chill that thing and toast a very special "teacher" of whom I have very fond memories - God Bless Your Memory Mr. Fix!

Name: Jodi ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 22, 2006, 3:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Tamburrino
Class: 1973
City & State: San Francisco
Message: Wade "hottie" Greasby,Somethings never are and always have been a stellar human being. Gentlemen take heed!!

Name: Ray Castillo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 22, 2006, 6:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Palmdale, Ca.
Message: It would not be an understatement for me to say that Danny Fix was a hero of mine. I carry with me on a daily basis the lessons he taught about life. He was a true giant. Danny, you always said "Never say anything out loud you wouldn't want everybody to hear", and "Never put anything in writing you wouldn't want everybody to read." I'm saying out loud and in writing, I've never been more proud to call anybody my friend. I hope you wouldn't mind, I'd like to rework the closing post you used on all your letters...."Ride until you die----and BEYOND!" Much Love from Ray & Deb & Patrick.
Well said, Ray....

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 22, 2006, 5:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Hey Jake and JB, Wasn't the gingham wrapper on Weber's bread? I can remember the Langendorf "Angels" but not the wrapper. And Wonder bread had the blue, yellow and red dots on the wrapper. How about Barbara Ann's picture on the wrapper???? Now you've really started something. So, I'll throw in my favorite cereal as a kid. Everyone had cereal for breakfast, right? Actually I had two, but they don't make 'em no more. Kellogg's Krumbles and General Mills Sugar Frosted Jets!!!! (2 cents).
Hey John, Thanks for the 2 cents. Jerry Miles just sent along this wrapper.

Name: Donald Yarbrough ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 9:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Lawndale CA
Message: Just wanted to say that Danny Fix was not just a great teacher, but a great friend as well. Of all the teachers I ever had, he impacted my life more than any of them. I will miss him.

Name: Carol ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 9:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moody
Class: 1962
City & State: Cumming, GA
Message: Hey John! Glad to hear all the feedback on the reunion. You had a great committee working on it and they did an amazing job keeping everyone in the information loop. Many were unable to attend but, like myself, were there in spirit. There are several mentions about the Memorial video that you so lovingly put together. Do you have any plans for making copies for people to purchase?
Hi Carol, Thanks for the nice thoughts. Next week after the Ctown Picnic, I will add the video to the website. You can watch it and/or download it for free. Thanks for asking....

Name: Dave Krikac ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 7:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Franklin, TN
Message: Hey Gloria: Happy Birthday....You are such a class act....It was so nice to see you and I wish the VERY best for YOU and that young man John......Every birthday is Big the older we get. Every day is a gift......See ya soon.

Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 7:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: I am sorry to hear about Mr. Fix. I was able to stop by and see him while he was in Anaheim. He really seemed to like the company. Though I don?t drink alcohol any more I will raise a Pepsi to him. I may even let my son drive me around the block on his Harley in honor of Mr. Fix. For those of you who haven?t read all of the feedback I asked about him on page 1.

Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 6:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: We were havng a discussion, my lovely wife and I, not neccesarily about the Hawthorne Effect, but about bread. Do you guys and gals down there still have bread that, you can, like make doughballs out of? You used to be able to fish with the dough balls made out of that stuff. Today, it might as well be sawdust. The old bread, it had preservatives in it. Damn it was good. Soft and tender, jeez I sound like Elvis. Bread isn't like that anymore! I guess if you ate too much you wouldn't live past 60 or so. I don't want no wheat or rye. Just soft good white bread or good SOURDOUGH. I guess this leads to my question. Does anyone remember Langendorf bread? What color the package wrap was etc.? Jude and I are saying Blue and White gingham and I say with a red line around each square. She says "no" only red around the name. This may be one of the more silly Q's you've gotten John but do you folks remember that? MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude. P.S. go HHS and UCLA and sc.
I remember a gingham wrapper, but not sure it was Langendorf. I think the white bread could have been Wonder Bread, as we used to fish with that stuff. Does anyone remember Dr. Pelmanns Bread?

Name: Walline Watson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 6:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Roderick
Class: 1966
City & State: Fountain Hills, AZ
Message: Help please. I will be visiting my cousin this weekend in Long Beach and I would like to go the Cougartown picnic. If anyone coming from Orange County or Long Beach could give me a ride, it would be truly appreciated. I will be staying in Long Beach just off of the 405 freeway at Atlantic. If you can give a ride to a stranded 1966 grad, please call me at 562-423-2616 after 12 noon on Friday 9/22. Thank you so much in advance.

Name: Don Collins ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 6:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Murrieta, Ca.
Message: It saddens me greatly to hear that Danny Fix passed earlier this week. Last time I saw him was at my sister-in-law's, Anita (McCollum) Collins(HHS72), 50th birthday celebration at her and Chuck's(HHS69) Hawthorne home approx. 3 years ago. He spoke about relocating to Hawaii to be near his kids. I'm certain that everyone connected with "his" drama department will be grieving. But, I'll certainly drink that beer in rememberance. And, recall the afternoon when the drama club of the class of 1976 painted his Manhattan Beach home red, white & blue. My HHS years were what they were because of Danny Fix. He'll forever be in my memory.

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 6:09 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Miles
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Hi Danny B.! It's always nice to see ya posting here, keep on truckin'!Also, I would have loved to have posted this before the class of '62 turns 62 get together, but better late than never. I have on good authority that this is an authentic HHS (and Lennox too) recipe for Cafeteria Lasagne. Hope this brings back some good memories for someone, this was my favorite special of the day! Lasagne HHS Style
1 lb ground beef
1 clove chopped garlic
8 oz can tomato sauce
28 oz can tomatoes chopped
1 t salt
3/4 t pepper
1/2 t oregano
8 oz lasagne
12 oz cottage cheese
8 oz swiss cheese
Grated parmesan cheese
Brown beef and garlic. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt pepper and oregano. Cover and simmer 20 mins. Cook noodles as directed. Add cottage cheese to sauce. In a 11" x 7" pan alternate noodles, sauce, swiss cheese, ending with sauce. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Bake @ 350 degrees for an hour.
Hi Deb, I can already tell 1 clove of garlic is not gonna work. Thanks for the recipe; I'll fix it.

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 6:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Actually, working for the phone company for so many years I was familiar with the Hawthorne Effect. But over the years they found a better effect to improve productivity. Work your butt off or you?re fired. I think I like Sharon Stowe?s answer the best.

Name: Pam ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 12:10 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Heath
Class: 1978
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hi, We are having a memorial for Loren Heath on October 7 at 2:00 pm at the Hawthorne VFW post. 4563 West 131st Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250 (310) 679-7472
Thanks Pam....

Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 9:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: South Bay
Message:We wanted to know if anyone KNEW the answer [Hawthorne Effect]...;Actually, I find the Cougartown Effect more interesting...

Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 9:39 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
City & State: Lawndale,CA
Message: Gee, I thought the 'Hawthorne Effect' was buying a home as close to the Pacific Ocean as one could afford.Who Knew?! ss

Name: Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 7:26 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1962
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: Little Marsha!!! When did the big 60 come upon you, are we all not in our teens?? You're one of Larry and I's special people and we wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Have a great one. Love ya
Is it STILL your Birthday??

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 21, 2006, 5:37 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Murfreesboro AR
Message: Happy, Happy B-Day to a lovely lady, Marsha Russell ... a friend who knows how important honesty is. Great pix!!!

Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 20, 2006, 11:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: South Bay
Message: Answer: Hawthorne Effect: Dr. Elton Mayo conducted experiments at a Western Electric plant near Chicago where ?initial experiments were predicated upon the belief that there was a correlation between work area lighting and productivity? (Cook and Hunt, 2003, p.1). However, the experiments produced an interesting result referred to as the Hawthorne effect. ?The researchers concluded that the increase in productivity resulted not from changes in the ergonomics, but rather from the scientists' physical presence in the workplace and the obtrusive observation process inherent in the study? (Cook and Hunt, p1). Cook and Hunt conclude ?[w]hat get?s measured gets done?. ?[R]esults were eventually explained in terms of previously unrecognized aspects of human behavior in the workplace ?[where employees] were flattered at having distinguished investigators from Harvard study them and were trying to impress them, which caused them to be more productive ??(McCarthy, 2002). The Hawthorne effect led to lead to a human relations movement associated with a ?philosophy based on the recognition that factors other than money can contribute to worker productivity? (Reid and Sanders, 2004, p.14, para. 3)?. Cook, E., & Hunt. A. (2004, June 18). Performance management: learning to distinguish between motion and progress. The Office Company. Retrieved June 02, 2006, from McCarthy, P. (2002 January 8). Brief outline of the history of I/O Psychology: the Hawthorne studies. Retrieved June 02, 2006, from Reid, R.D, & Sanders, N.R. (2004, April). Operations management: an integrated approach (excerpt). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Retrieved June 02, 2006, from
Geez Don, I think you're correct but we didn't want you to look it up and paste the answer. We wanted to know if anyone KNEW the answer. and HTML tags are pre-stripped from all feedback by the trusty striphtml() command in php.

Name: Cal McDougal ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 20, 2006, 10:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Enterprise, Alabama
Message: Kathy Downer posted a trivia question about "The Hawthorne Effect". Isn't it the improved performance of a group (or an individual) because they know they are being watched? I guess that is why records are set at track meets instead of at practice sessions. Surely someone could throw a javelin, discus or shot put farther in practice than they do at a meet, yet you rarely hear about it. Sure have enjoyed the posts on "62 turns 62"
Hey Cal, Don't know about the Hawthorne Effect, but do know we had a ball this past weekend.

Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 20, 2006, 9:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to 2 of my favorite gals - Glodacious Valencia and Marsha Rowdy Russell! You are both near and dear to me and my family and you are wished a wonderful next year. XOXOXO