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Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 8, 2007, 4:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: Everytime I look at the picture, I see faces I can't put names to, before you take it down JB, have Bob fill in the ___________s!!!!! okay?
Name: Jack Young ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 8, 2007, 4:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lake Tahoe, CA
Message: Well, responding to first jobs and game shows. One of the first real jobs that I actually earned any money. I was 10 years old pushing around a lawn mower when this very nice brand new black cadillac pulled up next to me. GUY HOCKER the realtor back then, jumped out of that car and asked me how much to mow the lawn that I was standing in front of. My response to him was 2 bucks then he asked how much for the back yard as well so I said another 2 bucks. He agreed and then pointed out 6 more houses on that street (137th between Shoup and Oceangate) and said to please mow all of them and when I finished to go to his office on the corner of 137th and Inglewood Ave and he would pay me so I did. When I went to collect my loot he asked me to do all them again every 2 weeks until he sold them. Also he was pretty generous he gave me an extra dollar and rounded them all of to 5 bucks apiece. That was 70 bucks a month that was the tall money back then. He kept me pretty busy from age 10-12 all around my neighborhood mowing lawns. He was really a very nice man and easy to work for. I think he liked my hustle for being a little kid. On another note I was on the LOVE CONNECTION in 1991. I met Chuck Woolery and he was great. The date wasn't Take Care, Jack
Name: Jessie Koehn ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 8, 2007, 4:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles
Message: What is the word on Steve Fraser? I hope he is doing better.
Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 8, 2007, 3:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: JB, you are correct sir, not only the answer, but the question posed as well. I knew it had to do with the number 30. My first job was actually after high school. I worked for Cal Stereo at their corporate headquarters in Torrance. I got to meet TOM CAMPBELL!, I also met our competitor spokesman Shadoe Stevens. That was a crazy industry in the late 70's, especially for a naive girl like me. Unfortunately the founders of Cal Stereo are either dead or served time in prison. Have a great weekend everyone!
Name: Walter Holt ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 8, 2007, 2:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: Thanks for the memory flog John. Indeed it was Harry Minkow and I believe the name of the store was Minkow's Mens Wear. I haven't been on a game show but I did appear on Peoples Court back in the 80's.
Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 8, 2007, 11:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: I am not sure if this counts, but I've been on two radio game shows. Once in 1982, I answered a sports trivia questions, something about name the 4 Dodger players that stole 30 bases and hit 30 dingers, can anyone name them? The other radio game show was about two years ago, Mark & Brian's "I Want a crack at that" I had tied with my opponent and we went into a tie breaker round, I lost ironically because of another baseball question which I knew, but choked on. I know it's not TV, but my ex tried out for Jeopardy, but he was passed on for not being "exciting" enough. Keith, since you brought it up, have you been on a game show? We all want to know.
Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 8, 2007, 10:55 am - HHS Time
City & State: The Big Tomato
Message: Are we still on the subject of first jobs and game shows? If so, my very first job was working for Sears catalog. Not at the store in Inglewood but at the little catalog/appliance store in the shopping center on Prairie and Rosecrans (if memory serves me). Minimum wage back in 1969 was $1.65 hr. I was so excited when they told me my starting wage would be $1.75 hr. I worked there for a couple of years until the "BIG" Delamo Fashion Square opened and I decided to take my customer service skills to the mall. I ended up working (and sometimes I still can't believe this) at Fredericks of Hollywood. Back then they sold more than just bras and panties. They also sold clothing (remember hot pants?) But what I sold the most of was their wigs and hair pieces. I guess it was because I knew how to style them on the customer. Believe it or not.....I learned a lot working there. However, sometimes it was quite a real eye opener for this naive little Hawthorne gal. In 1973 I was on the Newly Wed Game. Came in 2nd place.....but that was another lifetime ago.
Name: Jim Fox ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jun 8, 2007, 9:10 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: To John Guerra... You bring back great memories of the Hawthorne Bowl. The first three lines I ever bowled were on one of their 14 lanes. I think by 1962 (or so) when I learned to bowl, the automatic pin setters were already in place, so you may have been one of the last participants of the noble profession of pin setters. The score of my very first line shall forever remain confidential (44). The building now houses the Hawthorne School District Offices. Thanks for the memories John.
Name: Leslie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 10:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Whittier , CA.
Message: Cindy Appleton, aka Chanel Lee, worked with my mom as a dental assistant for Dr. Johnson(UCLA) and Dr. McGinn(USC), in Hawthorne. Her bubbly personality and smile would make you feel at ease if you had an appointment. She would always tell the office to watch the shows she had auditioned to be in. One show was with Robert Wagner. And she dated one of the Monkees. That's a memory from long ago.
Name: Michelle ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 10:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: palmdale, ca
Message: Keith, I was on the Price is Right (I can't believe I'm telling this!) around '84? I went with my mom and my sister Cindy c/o '76. Anyway my sister and I acted a fool and they called my name to come on down! I won an air conditioner, got on stage, played the Poker Game - which Bob Barker said "I didn't look old enough to be playing poker", (I was 24) - and lost, then went to the 'Spin the Wheel' got .80 and was booted out by the next guy who spun $1.00!! Good Times...embarassing!...but good times!
Name: Sharon Stein ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 9:36 pm - HHS Time
Message: Game shows? Yep. LET'S MAKE A DEAL, JOKER'S WILD, GIVE & TAKE and finally in 1980, TIC TAC DOUGH. Lucky enough to win on all - never huge, but to show how long ago it was....JOKER'S WILD. 1973. Won $550 and it paid for gas & motels to get to South Carolina & back! (Telling tales about the price of something....isn't that what we used to think only 'old folks' did?)
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 7:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Buena Park
Message: Evening JB, Checking out Cougartown Feedback, anyone remember Hawthorne Bowl? I worked there around three years on the weekend setting pins for pot games for these hot shot bowlers including a couple of times for Andy Marzich (pro bowler at the time). They would send me a five dollar tip for my work by rolling the ball down the channel with a fin stuck inside the thumb hole. Kate and Stan were the owners back then. Two beautiful people to have worked for. that was a lot OF fun, and spending money to cruise Hawthorne Blvd, A&W Rootbeer, the Wichstand, with Bob Fraser and freinds. I don't know what's there now, but it was fun and good moments. Mike Shay, I wish I would have bought that Gibson guitar you wanted to sell at that time.
Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 6:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: I know I've written this before, but I'm old and can't get up from anywhere and neither can my memory. My first job was selling papers on the corners up and around the aircraft plants at 10 yrs old. In those days you got paid 2 1/2 cents per paper sold. Well my Mom told this guy named Frank I needed to earn some money. I guess I was a slacker at home. Well this guy should have been on the Sopranos. Short fat and greasy slick backed hair. He was tough. Sent me to Century and Aviation with 20 papers. This was when LAX was LA AIRPORT or something of that nature. Well the rush hit and I ran between cars hawking and yelling the headlines. Days end, sold 3 papers. Net 7 1/2 cents for riding my bike, no helmet, about 10 miles through traffic and then having to go back to see FRANK. I thought he would be PO'ed. 3 Papers in about 3 1/2 hrs? Well ya handed in the papers unsold and settled up. He looked at this little red headed kid and said, "I can't give ya 7 1/2 cents", so he gave me a dime! I figure the ride time and back home after work, I made about .02 cents an hour. But ya learned from it. Right? Sort of?:-) Jake N Jude, MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU.
Name: Julio Agramonte ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 4:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: pompano beach, fl
Message: Hello everybody! Long time no see!
Name: Jim Fox ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 4:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Haytown
Message: I was never on a game show but my late sister was on a couple of them. Carolyn appeared on Jokers Wild back in the mid seventies when Jack Berry was still with us, and on Jeopardy in the mid eighties when Alex Trebek had brown hair and a mustache. My first regular job was in 1962 and paid 50 dollars a month. Let's just say I worked with Dad and let it go at that.
Name: Dale Hahlbeck JR. ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 3:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Corona CA
Message: Mr. Crotty I too worked at the Famous Sir George's Buffet in 1975 made $1.75 per hour but I also washed dishes, bowled salads, picked weeds out of the front garden, and wore that awful black bow tie and white shirt to serve the starving customers. For a joke my buddy, almost ex-buddy, Ed Brewer ('73) came in on a busy night and asked for a corn, I said a spoonful, and he said NO, one niblet....then he requested ONE pea, ONE green bean, ONE garbanzo bean, ONE cherry tomato, etc. etc as the hungry senior citizens growled AT ME for the delay....ah GOOD TIMES GOOD TIMES so who's gonna play horseshoes with me in July at the Hawthorne Moose Lodge I'm gonna start practicing this weekend..Rock Steady ya'll H1 OUT!
Name: Art LaMere ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 3:15 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bettendorf Ia/Omaha
Message: Thanks for the info on Harry, I had heard that he passed sometime ago but I did not know about his Daughter. JB, back then I thought Harry was a 100 or so; good person, had a lot of kids working for him. I worked the watermelons with him in the summer and the trees at Chrismas time. Well you all have a good weekend. I will be traveling home so be safe, Art
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 1:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: There were horse stables on Rosecrans and Aviation. Forgot the name of them. My cousin Carla had a horse there. My first job ever was being a Daily Breeze newspaper boy. My route was from 135th street to 148th place (across Rosecrans) bordered by Isis and Glasgow in Holy Glen. I had one of the biggest routes. I won numerous contests. I would make about $120 a month with the tips. Not bad for 10 years old or so. My brother always got the route first then would give it up when school started. But we were like the only paperboys for that route for quite a few years.
Name: Bob Melendrez ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 11:43 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Cool class picture... These are my grad-mates, some of whom I met up with at Dana. Here's who I think I recognize: Top row, 2nd from right: Dennis Byrne. 2nd Row, 2nd from right: Belinda Black. 2nd Row, 3rd from right: John Hess. 2nd Row, 6th from right, Kathy Ball. 2nd Row, far left: Brian Asmussen. Bottom Row, far right: Fred Mintun. BTW, anyone interested in a photo of the "new and improved" Dana? If so, I'll wander around and snap some digital pix. Take care, Cougs!
Name: BRUCE HANSON ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 7, 2007, 10:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: CATHLAMET WA
Message: MY WORST PAYDAY WAS FROM SOLOMON'S STORE 120th & INGLEWOOD (IN FACT IN THE EARLY 50'S THERE WAS A HOUSE ON THAT CORNER THAT HAD A HORSE & IF I REMEMBER RIGHT NO GRASS JUST DIRT.)ANYWAY I WQRKED 20 HOURS AFTER SCHOOL AND WHEN I WENT IN SAT TO GET PAID SOLOMON GAVE ME $2 CASH. REMEMBER THE DECAL BOOKS YOU WOULD LOOK THROUGH TO FIND THE DECAL YOU WANTED TO PUT ON SOMETHING? (FLOWERS, FISH, COWBOYS, BUNNYS ECT I WAS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SKULLS SNAKES AND SPIDERS WITH NO LUCK) LATER CAME PIN STRIPING DACALS FOR YOUR CAR. HOW ABOUT 5 CENT COKES AND A BAG OF 5 CENT PLANTERS PEANUTS, THEN PUT THE PEANUTS IN THE COKE OR PUTTING WOODEN TOOTHPICKS IN LIQUID CINNAMON AND THEN PUTTING THEM ON YOUR TOUNGE? HOTDAMN!!! WE WERE SURE WILD & CRAZY GUYS