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Name: edward schatz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 10, 2007, 5:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: lakewood, calif.
Message: See John, that's one of the great things about this site, is people remeembering things from the distant past, perhaps ones you've forgotten about, like Mr. Jokela. Good God alive that's funny, but all of these stories have a meaning somewhere, how life is passed from one generation to another. Well, won't be at Cruise night, the diabetes has me a bit under, or tired rather, so will have to wait till the fall or next VFW breakfast. Hope you're having a blast, or shindig, or whatever at Fosters, wish I could be there.
Name: Britt Stonebraker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 10, 2007, 1:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Marcos CA
Message: Dang! that dang test is fixed I tell you!!dork indeed:/ Sorry I'm going to miss cruise night, You guys would have liked my ought1 corolla ;] Ps does that help with the HTML john?
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 10, 2007, 9:05 am - HHS Time
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: Hey Johhny boy wassup man. Remember when we were in High School and everybody was so trying to be cool. Well I stumbled onto this test you can take to determine whether you were then and now. It's cool! http://www.elks590.org/main/cooltest.htm We can't lie about it anymore, you either are cool or you ain't! [Ain't is one of the cool words.]
Name: Arthur La Mere ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 10, 2007, 7:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bettendorf Ia
Message: I was watching CNN Last night and they were talking about fighting in schools and crossing the street and you are in the area of another gang and then they went back to the fighting part and there you saw all the police and good old HHS on the latest lock down and the fight. Well all have fun tonight, remember set the old clock ahead later all Art
Name: Barbara Lewis ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 10, 2007, 6:53 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fulshear, Texas
Message: Although the recent disturbance at HHS is unfortunate, some things must be going well on campus. I just spent three months with my parents in Hawthorne. Every time I drove by HHS there was a new congratulatory message on the marquee for a student's acceptance to a broad range of universities including Harvard. Hurray for the current HHS students as well as the faculty and staff.
Name: Kyle Jokela ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 11:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Irvine, Ca
Message: Hi Edward Schatz. Maybe you remember me. Back when I was a Freshman at HHS, I would practice shooting baskets at the Hawthorne Intermediate School outdoor basketball courts. I remember you being there sometimes and we would play basketball games. You had a friend there who liked calling himself the "Big E" (Elvin Hayes) and you called yourself "Theodis Shatz" (because of Theodis Lee). Both Elvin and Theodis were players on the University of Houston COUGARS basketball team that upset UCLA in the Astrodome in 1968. Those were fun times, maybe you remember.
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 8:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Wow, just a few hours after posting about the selection of "era appropriate" music for our 77 reunion, I just learned that the lead singer of one of 76-77's biggest rock bands died today at age 55. Brad Delp was the lead singer of Boston whose debut self-titled albumm released in September 1976m was one of the biggest selling LPs of all time. I'm sure everyone at HHS in the late 70s will never forget songs like More Than A Feeling, Foreplay/Long Time, Gonna Hitch a Ride (including where the 8 track changed in the middle of the song). Boston never matched the ubiquity of their first album but there is little doubt that this record was absolutely pervasive throughout our entire senior year. RIP Brad and thanks for the great music!
Name: edward schatz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 7:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: lakewood, california
Message: I will try to get by tomorrow if possible. Say, John, if someone, anyone, wished to enter a more current photo, alongside or stead, to feedback, how does that person forward a photo? I see that picture posted for ed schatz, and I am reminded of a lovely lass from I believe, class of 72 (name omitted), she had once during PE asked my HHS buddy about me, one of the most wonderful compliments I can remember from HS days; "Who's your friend, the one with the bony head?" nuff said!
Name: EL & IDA ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 6:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: outsidecityLmts,Kuna
Message: Hey you guys, you're not alone with gang problems. We had a high school burn down, at least 75%, in a neighboring town and our kids from Kuna, ID, population 13K, were going to have a benifit dance to provide proceeds from the dance to this school. They cancelled the dance, because of the fear of rival gangs being present. So you're not alone. Even in a little farm town, it's present. We have to stop this. Now I don't know if this is a police problem, mostly PARENTS that are not allowed to control their kids, or one that the United States Congress gives back to the people, the right to protect their own. I realize you can't make it gun and run, or run and gun. But the law needs to come back to the people, who despise this. But you don't let law breakers sue people for stepping on their kids skateboard and breaking their leg, while stealing your TV!!! Enough said! Sad state of affairs. But, MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Name: edward schatz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 6:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: lakewood, calif
Message: Well, well, problems on campus. Nothing new, just a new take on an old thing. While we older folks (?) look in arrears at days of yore, with fond remembrances, each generation had it's problems, now just escalated to a grander and more violent scale. As laws change and society along with it, we see many things which in our collective days seem unreasonable. Even HS across the board is not what it was. They were though, seemingly, though I'm not entirely convinced; less violent. There probably isn't any true resolution for these, might just be the growing pains of a new generation, just like the anti-war Vietnam protests. It does seem that more kids are dying these days for such things as "gang" affiliatons. Our terms of sedition were far less. We, of course, seldom served such fealty for those, such as an occassional club. See Jan Chauncey Norton's appearance here, the cutest of her class, a real firecracker! Jan, if you read this, you had a close friend at HHS, Kathy Ball, what became of her? Or do you even know, lest I presume that HHS friendships have in fact some continuity into later years. Most of us just leave for an ossuary.
Name: LESLIE GREASBY ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 6:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: WHITTIER , CA.
Message: Hey John, I was wondering if the new Retro-Mustangs(2005) are allowed at the cruise night? That's all the transportation I have.... I think I will be able to make it to Foster's, if I can afford to put some gas in the car. On a teachers salary, working for L.A. Unified, it may be difficult. Unlike Hawthorne High School this week, at the Middle School I work at in the heart of the Barrio, predominantly Hispanic, there isn't a week that goes by, that a fight doesn't happen. They are starting younger, these days. It's sad to see so much "dislike" between the youth that the only way they know how to settle things is by raising a fist to one another. It's frustrating for me, as a teacher, to see it. But, as in our awards ceremony yesterday, you see the other side of things, where some kids are trying their hardest to make a better life for themselves and not resort to violence, but prevail in education. That's where I feel I have done my job. Thank you, HAWTHORNE HIGH, for the education you gave to me. Hail to you!
Name: BOB STEVENSON ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 1:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LAKEWOOD
Message: I am hoping to attend the cruise night tomorrow. I did not graduate with my class, however maybe I will see someone I know or someone who remembers me. I do not have an old car to cruise in, but my wife said we could drive her Dodge Charger. Hope that is ok.See ya all tomorrowBob
Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 1:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Unfortunately you have scheduled yet another Cruise Night for a time that I am otherwise occupied. Thankfully Jill will be there bearing the standard for the '77 reOnion. As music coodinator for the event, I have compiled a great number of era appropriate songs for use at the event. Unfortunately, some of these are "near Disco" tracks but I will include them instead of trying to impose my particular (and peculiar) musical tastes on the class!
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 12:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LF
Message: Just a little humor...I'm a wuss...Now you want trouble, try attending a junior high hockey game, I thought little league parents were rough, they don't hold a candle.. See ya Saturday!
Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 11:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Just wanted to let you know that I am planning to come to cruise night tomorrow to answer any questions you all might have about the Golf tournament and/or the 1977 class reunion. I will not be answering questions about the meaning of life. I will also be taking sign-ups for either event as well. See you all tomorrow.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 11:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: LF
Message: I was watching the news this morning an saw the Hawthorne lock-down and the friction between the Tongans and the Mexicans. I swear I saw Mammal in the middle of the crowd with his Hudson, the Green Door, idling in the parking lot. See ya all at The Cruise Saturday night!! Be prepared for a police presence...You know how those rowdy Cougars can be.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 10:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Read about the riot at HHS. Can't believe it. Back when i was there we would schedule a fight after school. Very rarely was there a fight in school. I once got in a fight when I was a freshman. There was a girl who seeing a college guy. He cam to the cafeteria one day during luch to check up on her. Can't remember exactly wat happened but he got mad at someone and pushed him so I got involved and I guess beat him up. From then on no one messed with me in school. Not sure if that was the reason though. And I read the remark about Mr. Nelson. He was a reason I think not many fights on campus. He scared everyone. I do remember wanting to do some crazy things but then someone would say Mr. Nelson is coming or don't do it Mr. Nelson will be pissed. He was a police force all by himself. Does anyone from my class remember the tombstone we made for Mr. Nelson and put it in the middle of the campus It was a real headstone made from marble.
Name: Michael ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 10:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: Yes, I'm sorry to see Hawthorne High in the News. As I watch the news, It's seems to be an every day occurance across the country to see Schools on a lock-down. And I must say that we lived in the best of times the 50's, the 60's, the 70's, and even the 80's. It will never be like that again, soceity is taking a different direction and I think it can't be fixed until it really breaks. So until then, I'm going to enjoy my golden years.
Bonnie same guy, Walter G Krumbach; class of 77.
Name: Bonnie Snow ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 10:16 am - HHS Time
City & State: Irvine, CA
Message: While watching the news last night, there was a report on the theft of Toyota catalytic converters in the So. Bay and they interviewed a Lt. Walter Krumbach of the El Segundo PD. I recall there being a guy by that name at HHS in the mid to late 70's and am curious if that's the same person.
Name: Sharon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 9, 2007, 9:04 am - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: No, John, you're not being too easy on this. The media does blow things up. A long time ago, I worked for Allied Chemical in El Segundo. One day in the parking lot of the Air Force base and a couple of the surrounding industries there was a film that fell on all of the cars. Well, of course, they blamed Allied and said there was a leak at the chemical plant. We were locked down surrounded by media and instructed that when we were allowed to leave that we could not talk to the media. It was a real circus. In the end it turned out to be jet fuel not a leak at allied. And remember the earthquakes, although they were bad, they were not as devastating as the media portrayed. The east coast thought California was falling into the ocean. My relative called fearing for our lives. However, with that said, it is very sad to see our alma mater in the news in this manner.