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Old Street Names from 1938 Hawthorne map.
Where did YOU live in Hawthorne? Now you can add your address information so we can all see how close we were to you. Addresses will be added to our map page.
Thanks all for your participation.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 23, 2014, 9:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: I was in an antique store in Hermosa today and found an HHS lettermans jacket. The letter was gone and no name anywhere but they were asking 470! In '73 when I got mine I'm sure it did not cost over $60!
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 23, 2014, 8:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang Ca

Message: Steve Mears graduated from HHS in 1966 and went into the Marines almost immediately. He was severely injured sometime after arriving in Vietnam. I caught up with him in or about 1997 he was living in PV. He said he had memory loss and was still fighting some medical issues. He was a good guy and a hero. God bless you buddy.
Here is a link for Steve Mears' obituary.
Thanks Jim.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 23, 2014, 10:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: In regard to Steve, the Newspaper said 1965, but you of course are expert on Cougars!
Not really, in adding Steve to the Tributes page, wanted to make sure of the year and the correct Steve Mears. Thanks Leo.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2014, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: hesperia, ca

Message: front row---Carol Coombs, Becky Donahoe, Royal Lord, Joanne Mote, Carol Wickwire, Mary Ann Walton, Carol Erickson, Sandra Caselli Back Row---Betty Bell, Maridel Johnson, Colleen Horne, Dick Dixon, ?, ?, Gerri Donahue, Larry Smith, Koenraad Debruyker, ?
Very good Sue, You have won the grand prize, You get to clean the blackboards (do they still have those in school?) The other two are Charlotte Newcomb and Deanna Peterson. Thanks for playing.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2014, 12:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ainsworth
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: Is that Johnnie Johnson in the back row (Far Right)?
Yes it is Leo.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2014, 12:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ainsworth
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: Steve Lee Mears Class of 65' passed away in Seattle. Does anyone remember Steve? He grew up in Hawthorne, California and spent many happy hours in Pomona at his great-grandmother's poultry farm or at his great- aunt's dairy farm. Steve graduated from Hawthorne High in 1965, lettering several years in football, and immediately enlisted in the family trade, "The Marine Corps." At that time California was picked to put the best they could find into what was to become "The Bob Hope Challenge Platoon" and Steve was one of those selected.
Don't remember Steve but may have been the brother of good buddy Roy HHS62. Leo, are you sure it wasn't 1966 he graduated?
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2014, 10:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: Next to Carol is Becky Donahoe. Carol Wickwire is down from her and our foreign exchange student Sandra Caselli - not sure of the name or splg. In the back is Larry Smith and at the end is Johnny Johnson.
Thanks Sherry.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2014, 9:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: OREGON

Message: The guy behind Royal Lord looks a lot like the Cedar Street Speedster, Dickie Dixon?
That's him Jim, thanks man.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2014, 8:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA

Message: To Lisa Marazzi Kerr HHS75: I really don't use Facebook and you have no email address on the alumni list, so please email me with the details of your Class of 75 reunion and I will post them. If you know Lisa, please let her know I am trying to get in touch. Thanks much
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2014, 7:23 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA

Message: #1 bottom row is Carol Coombs (my old neighbor on 127th Place) and the very blond in the first row is Carol Erickson. She was my 6th Grade Conservation Camp Counselor at Camp Hawthorne in Wrightwood. Some of the other faces look familiar to me as people that were hanging out at the Coombs house, but I would not want to guess.
Hi Linda, yes you too are correct. Thanks for helping out.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 22, 2014, 7:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: A very Happy Birthday to the Class of 74's Mike Ferguson. Hope you have a very special and blessed day Mike and its shared with family and friends.
Happy Birthday Mike.
Name: Richard Sundell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2014, 8:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA

Message: Where may I see these pictures from York Ave. school that I am in? Rick Sundell
Hi Rick, you're a little late for that one. I will email it to you. Thanks.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2014, 4:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
No E-mail
Message: I don't expect a prize, but I do love those older pictures.
Name: Mary Walton-Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2014, 4:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
No E-mail
Message: So sorry to hear of Donna's passing. She was so sweet and a friend to everyone in our Class of '61.
Yes she was. Donna and I had to do summer school at Leuzinger in 1960. I looked forward to riding to and from school with her that year as she was always laughing and smiling. She made summer school bearable.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2014, 3:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Dana Point, CA

Message: The '55 El Molino has appeared on classmates.com. It's a remarkable, western-oriented yearbook, perhaps reflecting the madness for "oaters' in the 'Fifties. Jan Murray's best joke: "American tv in the '50s was a time when cowboys rode from town to town in the Old West, beating up Victor Jory."
1955 was the time of Davy Crockett, B Westerns, and Gabby Hayes. It fit right in.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2014, 12:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, ca

Message: Standing (row 1), number 1 looks like Betty Bell. Is #2 Maridel Johnson? Sitting # 3 looks like Royal Lord.
Looks like you are CORRECT sir. Thanks Glenn.
Name: Donna Arnold ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 21, 2014, 11:39 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Rehard
Class: 1961
City & State: Murrieta, CA.
No E-mail
Message: My name is Michael Arnold. My Mother Donna Rehard Arnold class of 1961 passed away on Thursday November 13th. She was a loving and caring Mother. Both my Sister Michelle and I love her dearly and miss her so much.
Hi Michael, so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Donna was a good friend in high school. She will be missed by all who knew her. My sincere condolences to you and Michelle.
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 20, 2014, 3:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne

Message: Just wanted to say thank you for the birthday wishes! It was a very quiet day.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 20, 2014, 3:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Nice picture. Is the woody in the driveway a Chevy or a Pontiac?
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 20, 2014, 2:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Wow, great pic of the old carousel at the mall. Seeing that reminded me of the Live Steamer trains that run once a month at Wilson Park. I think they are still running them. It used to be the 3rd Sunday of the month. I brought my grand kids there nearly every month for years; until I ran out of grand kids young enough to enjoy it. What a neat way to spend time with your little ones. The carousel looks like another great opportunity!
Wondering where the Old Towne Carousel ended up?
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 19, 2014, 1:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy happy birthday to dear, sweet friend, Mo Trott. Love you bunches!!
Happy Birthday Mo!
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 19, 2014, 9:38 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: COLD Twin Falls, ID
No E-mail
Message: A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our own sweet Mo aka Maureen Trott! And on a more somber note, sorry to hear about Peter Nelson's passing. He and I were classmates at good ol' HHS. My condolences to his family and friends. Just seems like yesterday I was reading one of his posts!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 19, 2014, 9:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Happy Birthday to Maureen Trott. Hope you have a super day, my friend!
Hi Maureen, Happy Birthday, and Happy Birthday to good old USC buddy, Dennis Kilroy.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 18, 2014, 4:13 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday Linda!! Hope you are having a great day. Janet
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 18, 2014, 5:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: Happy Birthday, Linda Huthmaker. May it be a good one!
Happy Birthday Linda, Have a great day girl.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 16, 2014, 5:28 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashvillle AR
No E-mail
Message: I, too, always enjoyed Peter's contributions to Feedback. My prayers go to his family and friends. "Once a Cougar, always a Cougar." On a lighter note, Carrol Coombs and I were friends - going back to Ramona and Hawthorne Intermediate - together in Troop 95 Brownies and Girl Scouts. She was also song queen at HHS. Just a beautiful person and it was good to hear about her.
Always nice to hear about someone from good old HHS. Thanks Mary Ann.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 15, 2014, 7:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA

Message: JB and CT readers...yes, the VFW banner for the breakfast is not displayed and this feedback is just a reminder that there is NO breakfast tomorrow. We are getting ready for our annual veterans Thanksgiving dinner next Sunday and that takes plenty of resources and energy. The breakfast will be back in December. On another note our condolences to Peter Nelson's family and friends. He was a friend to CT and it was always a joy to read his posts.
See you all next month.
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 14, 2014, 7:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, California

Message: Hi Everyone, Another "Cougar" sighting, today! I substituted for a fellow volunteer, today, at the LAX USO, and lo and behold, it turns out that Carol Coombs (1961) also volunteers, there! We had such a lovely time reminiscing about our fellow classmates, and TWA careers, through the years! What a small world this is. Carol is doing great, and sends her best regards to everyone, as do I. Happy Thanksgiving! Linda Huthmaker
Great sighting Linda. Carol was the class of 61's Senior Princess as I recall.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 14, 2014, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: I don't believe I ever met Peter, but did enjoy his posts so much, especially the way he always signed off! Rest in Peace Peter and prayers for his family and friends.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 14, 2014, 10:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: I didn't know Peter Nelson personally. But I did read his frequent posts on the site. So his loss is a bit like losing family. My condolences to Peter's wife and family. You will be in my prayers.
Name: Cathy Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 13, 2014, 10:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
Message: My name is Cathy Nelson I am Peter's wife, I wanted to let you know Peter passed away today. He loved this site and all the memories of school. So keep your site open and always share good memories. Thank-You Mrs. Peter Nelson
God Bless All Of You
Hi Cathy, so sorry to hear the news about Peter. I will miss his Cougartown comments. Our sincerest condolences to you and the rest of Peter's family.
Name: Steve Gant ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 11, 2014, 1:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Orem, Utah

Message: To all those from Hawthorne High who served, Thank You.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 11, 2014, 11:18 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bickers
Class: 1963
City & State: palos verdes estates

Message: Everyone has a different experience in the Army. My dad got drafted in '44 at age 36 and with one son and another on the way. My mom was sure it would be the end of our family. So some of you guys out there knew my dad was a pretty good pool player. Well he also understood dice and cards. About a month after he went in, my mom started getting $800-$1000 per week in the mail. Turns out the Army was the best job my dad ever had.
PFC John, the Hustler Thanks Gar'
Name: Lea Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 11, 2014, 11:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Truckee, CA

Message: To my favorite veteran, Bill Baker - Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you for your service and hoping you have a good day!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 11, 2014, 7:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: I too would like to thank my brothers Ray and Dennis for their service to our country. We owe our unique lifestyle of freedom and prosperity to Ray, Dennis, Denny Unfried, Jan Blumsterberg, many other Cougars and the millions of men and women who risked and sacrificed their lives to secure this lifestyle. Let us continue the fight, in their honor, to maintain that freedom.
Name: Peggy Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 11, 2014, 12:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Noakes
Class: 1970
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: Hi fellow Cougars. Just dropped in after a few years to say hello...
Hi Peggy, thanks for dropping by.
Name: Ray Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 10, 2014, 5:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Mena, AR

Message: John, I would like to thank my brother Dennis, class of 67, survivor of the TET offensive in Viet Nam, and all the Veteran's who have served our country Thank you, and may God Bless all of you!...Ray
Thanks Ray, I'll echo your comments and also thank all Vets who have served to keep us a free nation for over 2 centuries. God Bless you all.
Name: Petey Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 10, 2014, 3:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
City & State: OR
No E-mail
Message: 4-B is Diane Dorshimer (sp) We went to Lockhaven Christian School together. Right on Mr Mac
Thanks Petey.
Name: Denny Unfried ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 10, 2014, 10:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1955
City & State: Del Aire
No E-mail
Message: I didn't attend York but think its a pretty good bet that 1D is Mrs. Nolet. Now, what do I win?
OHHHH Golly, you would've won our Grand Prize, a fully restored 57 Corvette, but you didn't include her first name. You did win our consolation prize however, an all expense paid trip to beautiful Del Aire Ca. Have a fun time Denny
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 10, 2014, 7:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: A very Happy Birthday to the class of 74's own Kathleen Nix Griffin and Max Roelen. May your day be truly special and blessed.
Happy Birthday Kathleen and Max.
Name: Curt Corder ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 10, 2014, 6:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Oregon
No E-mail
Message: I didn't attend York, but as a fellow '72er I'd say that A-6 could be Armando Muggia, and B-3 Dominic Berardino; both good friends from HHS.
Thanks Curt.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 9, 2014, 12:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: OREGON

Message: All those "kids" would be about 60 now -- and being a Yorkitarian myself,I do feel a kinship, a common spirit that only comes from going to York. It was the best of time, it was the worst of times. (I just made that up). I thought I recognized the teacher. She looks amazingly like a teacher I had at Intermediate, Mrs. Wiley.
Jim, These kids would have graduated high school in 1972.
Name: Ken Mercurio ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 9, 2014, 7:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Monroe, Ohio

Message: I immediately recognized Rick Sundell on A1, but then scrolled down and Jim Sloey has beaten me to it.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 9, 2014, 7:17 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: A very Happy Birthday to Stephen Nill. Hope you have an absolutely beautiful day and enjoy it to the fullest with family and friends.
Happy Birthday Stephen.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 7, 2014, 11:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks

Message: C-5 is indeed Linda Young. I was not a classmate of Linda's but I was of her younger sister Cindy Young, class of 74. Those two girls are clones of each other!! I couldn't miss that face. Cindy and I have played a little phone tag and will be meeting up in the near future. One of the nicest girls I ever knew and can't wait to see her again. The Youngs were a very sweet family.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 7, 2014, 5:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang Ca

Message: a-1 rick sundell, oouldn't remember Steve Henry's first name and yes he and his brother were both funny guys, the ones previously named I had those too but alas too late
Jimbo, Steve Henry's first name is Steve.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 7, 2014, 3:33 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
City & State: redondo beach, CA

Message: A-2 Sharon Halford?? C-7 is our own Sandy Imbriale. C-6 looks like the kid who played Dennis the Menace on TV in the 60s.
Thanks Linda.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 7, 2014, 3:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA

Message: In response to the email some of you received from Dean Chase HHS70 about the Cougar decals: Just want to let you all know I didn't give Dean any email addresses. Email addresses are only given to Reunion committees and that is it. I emailed Dean and have not heard back as yet. Dean, if you see this please explain here so everyone can see your response.
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 7, 2014, 1:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1976
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA

Message: Have y'all seen this? It made me bawl. It's so heartwarming to see someone like this at HHS! Go Cougars! Gotta love Ellen! !
Roni, I kinda knew the story but thanks so much for finding it and adding it here. I'm a little teared up right now too. What a great gift for such a wonderful and generous Cougar family.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 7, 2014, 8:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: Happy Birthday to EMT professional Jim Doersam and best wishes to Katrina ('70), both former residents of 132nd Street, near the Thrifty!
Happy Birthday Jim.
Name: Sharon Stein ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 6, 2014, 10:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Friddle
Class: 1968

Message: Is B-3 Steve Henry (had a class with this guy @HHS-funny guy)? C-2 is Ron.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 6, 2014, 8:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: OREGON

Message: To complete column five Alex: A5-Joe Aldridge C5-Linda Young and D-5 is the irrepressible Hector Carillo
You da man Jim.
Name: Gary Nieman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 6, 2014, 8:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Message: THE EASIEST ONE, HECTOR CARRILO,,5D,,,,I ACTUALLY RAN INTO HIM IN NAM IN 68
Thanks Gary
Name: Lenora Puls ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 6, 2014, 4:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Mills
Class: 1966
City & State: Murrieta, Ca.

Message: Elwood Bruce. 1B
Thanks Lenora
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 6, 2014, 12:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, GA.

Message: 3-D looks like Ed Lutz.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 6, 2014, 12:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: Jerry Skaff is B5 in the picture, I think. He was a fellow "Oriole" in Little League.
Hi John, I got Jerry too, thanks.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 5, 2014, 10:37 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: San Jose CA

Message: Yes it was great to see an HHS positive on the Ellen Show yesterday. The Asst Coach has always Paid-It-Forward and was rewarded yesterday with a new 7 passenger vehicle plus a very nice check. Keep his daughter in our thoughts and prayers. Things in San Jose are going great. Will keep in touch & miss Y'all.
Miss you too, Jody, thanks.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 5, 2014, 9:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: Thank you John for your extraordinary effort in posting the Class of 1964 50 year reunion pictures. And, again a big thank you to Jeff Aadnesen. Dwight and Diane Fritz and Rich Sloan for documenting it and sharing those pictures with us.
Thanks to you, Glenn, for a fun weekend at the class of 64 50 year reunion.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 4, 2014, 9:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA

Message: Class of 1964, your Reunion pictures are finally on the website....enjoy
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 4, 2014, 6:47 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: bickers
Class: 1963
City & State: palos verdes estates

Message: HHS football got a shot in the arm today. ELLAN show had young assistant coach on with about 20 kids. Sorry I missed his name but getting the job done with little compensation and a very sick little daughter. Nice to see a positive story regards HHS.
Great news Gary, wish I had seen that. Thanks man.
Name: Ed Carpenter ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Nov 4, 2014, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: folsom

Message: Happy birthday Carl Bryan, hoping it was the best. Also a happy belated birthday to Jim Cherry, remember the tritons
Hi Ed, good to hear from you, and Happy Birthday to Carl and Jim.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 3, 2014, 12:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey, thanks Jim, for the birthday blessing. I just got back from dinner with my entire family. We celebrated 2 of my daughters' b'days and 1 of my sons-in-law's and mine. It reminded me once again just how blessed I really am. And I like all that talk about the western movie stuff. I'd love to have a bit part in somebody's western!
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 2, 2014, 10:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang Ca

Message: A belated happy birthday Tom may God bless you with many more. I still think there is a movie- a western-with you and Clint. I think you are the gun toting Reverend a former gun fighter who comes out of retirement to save Clint. Love that picture.
Hey Jim, That's Tom's circuit preacher suit. Don't he look just like that preacher in Blazing Saddles?
Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 2, 2014, 9:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Palmdale, CA

Message: Tom, I think you're right. They look like a couple I saw at a TA in Louisiana.
Funny Jer'
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 1, 2014, 11:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Paco, those pics look like a husband & wife driving team I met in Alabama when I was driving interstate! ...no really!
That was Paco and me on the road alright.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 1, 2014, 6:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: Talked with Roy Weber yesterday, it was his Birthday. Roy attended Hawthorne High, but did not graduate. For those who knew Roy, he is living in Nampa, Idaho.
Thanks Ern' for the update on Roy.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 31, 2014, 7:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Temecula

Message: Happy Halloween...





Couple of beauties there boy
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 31, 2014, 7:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Thank you all so much for the b'day wishes. John Guerra, My "Big Brother, Ray", Karen and Bob Fraser. And Janet, I actually don't mind being a member of "The Club" I really didn't think, at times, that I would make it. (Ask JB about that!?). And thanks John for the b'day wishes and maintaining the place for us all to exchange them!
You are welcome brother Tom.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 31, 2014, 10:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: A great big happy birthday to dear friend Tom Shelley. Hoping you get lots of treats and no tricks. Love you, Tom!!
Happy Bir....
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 31, 2014, 10:43 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: CA
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday Tom...welcome to the club! Janet
Happy Birthday Tom.
Name: Ray Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 31, 2014, 8:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Mena, AR

Message: Happy Birthday Tom. You are a good brother, and a good friend.
Happy Birthday Tommy boy!!
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 31, 2014, 6:12 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Anaheim, Calif

Message: A very Happy Birthday to a good guy and friend Tom Shelley. welcome to the 70,s club, you made it. Tom regarding your post a couple of weeks ago on your 31 Chevy and my 62 Vette, if we had those cars now, we would be rolling in $$$$$$$. and enjoy a second retirement. Happy Birthday Tom.
Happy Birthday Tom, have a fun day. I owe you a dinner.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 30, 2014, 11:44 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: hesperia ca

Message: The class of 1962 just lost a gem...Linda Dawson Rangel, may she R.I.P.
Linda was a great Cougar. Our sincere condolences to the Dawson and Rangel families.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 29, 2014, 9:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut

Message: I was 15 years old when I bought my first car for $75. It was a '51 Chevy two door with a blown transmission. Only 2 door cars were cool in those days, unless your name was Zeke Montanez. My uncle told me how to pull the transmission but he didn't help me. It took me two weeks to replace it, mainly because he told me I had to drop the rear-end. I found out later that that wasn't necessary. It wasn't very long that the engine went out. Again, he didn't help me but just told me what to do. Eventually Alan Hauge painted it with scallops and added "Sex Banger" (six cylinder) to the rear fenders, which I regretted later. I eventually traded it for a '40 Ford coupe with an early olds engine that needed to be rewired. I got my friend Wayne Brasheres(?) to help me get it going. After a rain shower I had Gene Gutierrez with me one day going South on Hawthorne Blvd. when I lost control and hit two cars in front of a bar in Lennox. Sold the '40 for scrap and bought another one with a built up flathead. The engine was bad so I put a large '57 Olds Engine in it. The yellow '40 had a good size dent in the right, front fender so I went to Ford Obsolete to buy another one. They wanted $25 for a fender that turned out to be from my old '40. Before I went into the Navy I sold it to Robin Petty and is now Dan Petty's awesome, '40 Ford that he brought to Cruise Night not long ago.
Great car story there Jim, and a great 40 that's still cruising the Blvd.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 29, 2014, 6:23 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR

Message: Happy Birthday to Linda, Lynne and Eileen! Our Class of '61 just keeps on going! Hope you each have a great day and many more!
Happy Birthday Linda, Lynne, and Eileen.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 28, 2014, 3:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: Compliments of our Cougar friend and my surf buddy, Dave Griffin, this just in from the DAILY BREEZE Treasure Hunt section to anyone who might be interested. "Hawthorne High School yearbooks, various years....$12.50ea". The phone # is 310-675-0794 I have all I want but that might be a great deal for some of you. Have a Happy and Safe Halloween all.
Thanks Jer', that's our own Bob Fraser HHS60
Name: Petey Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 28, 2014, 1:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Smith
City & State: Oregon

Message: R.I.P. Randy Hood
Very sorry to hear this news. My sincerest condolences to the Hood family. Thanks Petey for the info.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 27, 2014, 4:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: Just finished our Ken Mercurio's memoir, "Head Over Wheels." What a guy! A true profile in courage.
Name: Debbie Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 27, 2014, 2:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Miles
Class: 1977
City & State: Phoenix

Message: Hey, John are those pics Cindy sent available online? I'll bet someone could identify them.
Hi Debbie, No they are not online. I have many, many, many class pictures from many, many people to add but just can't add them all to the feedback page. Thanks for understanding.
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 27, 2014, 7:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: CA

Message: Ginny & I invited Royal (61) & Pat Lord over for dinner & to watch the World Series. Anyone who knows Royal Lord can appreciate his comment... His favorite two teams are the Dodgers and anyone playing the Giants.... After living in Northern California since 1970, I still am a Dodger fan but if the Giants are in the World Series, I'm cheering for them... So as you can image, we had quite a fun night when the Giants won 5-0 over KC... Royal's new favorite team... until next year when he will revert back to bleeding Dodger blue.... Until then... Go Giants...
Royal's pulling for the Royals? Who would have thought it
Thanks Mike
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 26, 2014, 1:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, California

Message: A Cougar sighting, yesterday! As Janice Dorn ('63) and I were headed into COSTCO, in MB, out comes Ted Ratliff ('63), and his wife! So nice to run into a "fellow classmate". We are still remembering our wonderful 50th, this October, at Ayre's. Take care, everyone, Linda Huthmaker
Thanks Linda for the sighting. Keep on reconnecting.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 26, 2014, 6:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: A very Happy Birthday to Matt Peterson and Kathy Swanson who share this Birthday with me. Hope you both have a truly blessed and wonderful day that's fun and filled with joy and laughs and you're surrounded by family and friends. Have a great day.
Happy Birthday Matt, Kat, & David.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 25, 2014, 3:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg.
Class: 1959
City & State: Hawthorne CA

Message: Just checking in. My move to San Jose went great. Hope to keep in touch with all my CT family & friends. E-Mail and phone number stays the same. Luv Yall JODY
Thanks Jody.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 25, 2014, 1:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: hesperia ca

Message: love the new COUGARTOWN banner
Thank you Sue.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 8:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey, new banner! I like it! Change is good.
Oh Si
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 7:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: What a beautiful, multi-generational tribute to a fine man. George Key was an upstanding husband, father, educator and friend. Double the pleasure by spending an afternoon with John B., Milagro V., Susan K.J., Lisa M., Dale C. And Clark M. Bon Voyage George. Rest in Peace. xox
Name: Milagro Velasco ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 2:13 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Riverside, CA
No E-mail
Message: Cougar sighting. Today was the final good-bye to a wonderful Cougar, Mr. George Key. He touched the lives of so many. I will always be grateful for his direction in my life. Today taught me that he was a man of deep faith in Jesus. A man who loved The Lord and who wanted to be used by HIM. That you were! I am certain that many prayers were said for us by this man of faith. Got to see several Cougars today. Nice to see you Patty, Sue, and John.
Nice to see you there too, Milagro. Also many teachers I hadn't seen in years.
George Key was surrounded by a great family and a multitude of diverse acquaintances who won't soon forget him as patriarch, educator, and just plain friend.
Name: Robert Poorman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 24, 2014, 5:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Wayzata

Message: What a week! Lots going on last week with the packing up and moving mom (Jody Weller) on to the next chapter of her life but in closing that one I opened another. Made my first visit to the VFW and am honored to be part of Judy's Cougar Sighting. Her family played a big role in my upbringing. Okay someone has to take the blame. But it was great to meet her again after 50+ years. Jan I don't know how you keep up with her but what a fun chase it must be. John it was really great to finally meet you and once again THANK YOU for not only what you do here but what you have done for US. Breakfast was fantastic! I can't recall having eaten so much for so little. Maybe I shouldn't have responded to the order form with "All of the above"! I have one question though, did Don Mcintire ever get his breakfast? Thanks to everyone else that has supported mom over the years. You will forever be in my thoughts.
Well thanks for coming out Bob, and good to finally meet you too after emailing back and forth for the past 10-15 years. Jody, I miss you already. Please stay in touch with us.
Name: Cathy Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 23, 2014, 10:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State:
No Email
Message: Just wanted to let his friends know Peter Nelson is in the hospital, he loves this site and friends, please keep him in your prayers. thanks from Cathy, his wife.
Thanks Cathy for the information on Peter. I will keep him in my prayers.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 23, 2014, 8:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: The photo and video DVDs of the class of '64 are packed up and ready to take to the Post Office tomorrow. My thanks once again to Jeff Aadnesen, Diane and Dwight Fritz and especially to Rich Sloan for putting them together for us.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 22, 2014, 2:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: Thanks, Dan.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 7:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: I received the c/o '64 reunion photo and video DVDs from Rich Sloan Thursday of last week. Thanks Rich! And thanks to Jeff Aadnesen, and Diane and Dwight Fritz for your fantastic photos. Sorry that I haven't gotten them in the mail yet. I've had a lot happening. I will try to get them packaged up and in the mail in a day or two. Sue Bierman King is handling the T-shirts. If you'd like one or more please email her and please include Reunion T-shirt in the subject line. We had about 30 pre-orders and need 50 to get them at the quoted price of $10. I also have 48 more logo stemless wine glasses, if anyone didn't get one or would like more.
Thanks Glenn, Sue's email is sueking18 at aol.com if anyone needs it. Please put the "@" where the "at" is.
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 3:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, Ca.

Message: Ernie, Pierre' Z car service started out on the alley east of the 100 block of Standard St. in the city of El Segundo. The owner was a race car driver on the Grand Prix circuit from France. Pierre worked for the Gardena Datsun dealership before he opened his shop in El Segundo. Pierre worked on my 1972 Datsun 240Z. Pierre moved his shop to Hawthorne on Crenshaw. I think he changed the name to Pierre'Z Service Center. Pierre started out as a high end mechanic. He later had several used Z cars for sale. I lost track of Pierre, however I think he moved the shop to HB
Thanks Dan for the info.
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 10:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Alta Loma, Ca

Message: Happy birthday to my "old" friend, football teammate, fellow Knight, Best man at my wedding and my daughter's Godfather, Scott McClintock c/o'70. Enjoy your day! Speaking of cars, Scott also taught me how to drive a stick in his Chevelle up the Manhattan Beach Blvd hill above the pier.
Happy Birthday Scott ! !
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 21, 2014, 7:17 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: Roger, I took my old Leuzinger boyfriend to our recent HHS reunion. Everyone had to give him a tease about being from the rival school, but they were all very charming to him and he had a great time, as did I. Thanks again to Glenn and John and April and Greg and all the others who played a role in putting it together. Looking forward to getting the DVD. Glenn, are there still reunion t-shirts left?
Name: Steve Bunch ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 4:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Alta Loma, Ca

Message: Happy birthday to my sister, Sandy Bunch Mills....make sure Lee waits on you hand and foot today, enjoy your day!
Happy Birthday Sandy!!
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 2:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Waco, TX

Message: It was a skyhawk that had been ordered by a PD that did not take delivery. I drove it on the toll way in Illinois and routinely pinned the speedometer that went up 90. It had a manual 4 on the floor and when no one was in front of me coming out of the toll booth I could be going 60 before blending back into traffic. Drove that car until it was so rusted that you could see through the front doors, the door locks were inoperable, and the trunk was permanently locked (but it could still ride like a champ on the toll way).
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 2:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: Thanks for the info, guys. Looks like the guy got his information a little off.
Name: Roger Richmond ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 2:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Whitehall, Montana

Message: Many things have happened since I last wrote with the loss of our father, Frank Richmond, and the difficult part in selling the old house on Truro filled with so many memories. My wife and I both miss the good times in Hawthorne especially the friends and great times we had growing up. I reconnected recently with John Fessler, Mike Kadow and Bob Elam, all classmates I grew up with. It was fantastic sharing memories and humor. I also wore my Cougartown tee-shirt to my wife's Leuzinger reunion and lived to tell about it. In fact, one of the attendees was a former fellow baseball little-leaguer who I had not seen since I was 11. Take a look at this video Talk about nostalgia... We were truly blessed to grow up in Hawthorne. Thanks John for this great site
Hi Roger, Seems like after the death of my dad, I got real nostalgic about our fun times in good old Hawthorne. It wasn't long after that Cougartown came about. Thanks for wearing the Tshirt and glad you lived to tell about it
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 11:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Waco, TX

Message: I just did something that I have never done before. I ordered a new car rather than choosing from cars already at the dealership. I went to the Subaru dealer and ordered my 2015 Subaru Impreza 5-door in the color that I like with only the options I want. Expected delivery will be sometime between mid-December and early-January. There are 4 cars that I have owned that I wish I had today - a '67 Mustang fast-back, a '66 Mustang coupe, a '61 Impala, and a '86 Buick Skyhawk.
Hi Sharon, You can keep the Buick Skylark and I'll take the other 3

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