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Hawthorne VFW Pala Casino Bus Trip
Wednesday - May 27th 2015
Leaving from: Hawthorne VFW - 4563 W. 131st St.
Check in time: 10:15am at the Hawthorne VFW
Price: $27.00 per ticket
Includes: $5.00 slot machine credit, free raffles, bottled water, a snack and the driver’s tip.
We'll be back in Hawthorne around 8:30pm
Please sign up and pay by May 18 to reserve your bus seat.
After that date, call Judy for seat availability. There may be extra seats, so don’t be shy about asking.
For more info contact Judy Blomsterberg
310-891-2375
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 23, 2015, 6:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut
Message: A happy birthday to my friend Alan Hauge!,
Hey Alan, Happy Birthday .
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 22, 2015, 3:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: My favorite bun and story is Bruce George '62 asked me to take him to "Big Five" to get ammo. Those guys were going rabbit hunting in Riverside. While there he bought a sidearm and when I asked him why; the answer was you never know when they might charge.
Funny Guy, Bruce. thanks Gary.
Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2015, 12:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Palmdale, CA
Message: HHS had a rifle team in '55 &'56
They also had a Bow and Gun Club in 53-54 and used Leuzinger's range for practice.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 21, 2015, 10:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Oregon
Message: The rifle range that was an integral part of the Centinela Park experience has expanded to include most of Inglewood.
Well yes it has
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2015, 7:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Just a reminder that the City of Hawthorne is having their annual K9 dinner tomorrow, Thursday May 21 at the Hawthorne Memorial Center located at El Segundo Blvd and Prairie Ave. The event starts at 5pm. Many door prizes are raffled off ~ somehow Judy and I seem to always win one or two prizes! Raffle tickets are $1.00 each and the cost for dinner is $5.00 per person. A fun evening and all for a great cause. The VFW will be there in force as will the American Legion and many other Hawthorne organizations. Hope to see many of you there.
I have my ticket. See you and Til there Jan.
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2015, 1:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Roseville, CA
Message: Flash Back: It has probably been there forever but I just noticed the area labeled Leuzinger Pictures... and a flashback hit me... Around my Hawthorne Intermediate era, I used to go to a rifle range at Leuzinger HS that was located in one of their buildings. I learned to shoot my dad's .22 pump action rifle... and got some paper that said I had passed the gun safety class & allowed me to get my hunting license... The only shooting I do now is with my camera although I did get my .38 Colt Diamondback service revolver out a couple of months ago and took it down to a gunsmith... Had it checked & oiled up... Might take it to a range in Rancho Cordova or Lincoln and see if I can still hit anything except the ground.
The other range back in the day was at Centinela Park. Wonder if that one is still there?
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2015, 1:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Harbor City
Message: Welcome home Loretta. I didn't worry about you much kid as I know that an Italian woman can't be muffled for long. For Annie Dye, you sincerely are one of the best sports I've ever known, you always stand quietly by while the girls kiss and hug your hubby, Kissin' Dan Dye. Get well soon kiddo. Thank you to John Pritchard for signing up for the VFW bus trip to Pala, and for that I'll make sure you get an extra bingo card and granola bar with extra fiber. Next: please note that there won't be a VFW breakfast in June (Father's day) but will resume in July. Of course we'll see a lot of you when we set up the firework booth a few days before the 4th. *** I've saved the best for last, so thank you to Miss Karen Fraser for allowing Jan to speak in your 4th grade classroom yesterday. After we passed out pens with a light on the top, all I could see was each kid putting the lighted end in their mouth and turning to their neighbor making a face!! Our thank you visit came about because Karen allowed her students to compose thank you letters to vets that came to the VFW for their Thanksgiving dinner last Nov. How very good it is to see the next set of new people making good moves. Last, Colleen Trott, time to stop spending more time down on the ground than up. Hope you heal up fast. There, I'm done. Ciao!
You forgot Joyce
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 20, 2015, 8:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks CA
Message: As I happen to be doing a little research on Jim Thorpe's life I do have the information about his wives. He had three during his lifetime. The first was Iva in 1917, the second was Freeda who he married in 1926, and lastly and until his death in 1953 was Patricia with their 1945 wedding.
Hey thanks Jer' for the info.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2015, 6:44 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: I'm pretty sure Jim Thorpe's wife was named Frieda. My dad still has one of her original paintings hanging in his den. Could the Callahan gentleman in the picture be any relation to Ruell class of '64 or '65.
Thanks Linda, Maybe someone knows Ruell or Irene (by the way, Happy Birthday Irene) and could have them take a look before the picture comes down.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2015, 2:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Mom told us that she used to play with Jim Thorpe's kids.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2015, 2:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Saw the picture of Jim Thorpe and wanted you to know his wife worked at the Bank of America in Hawthorne for some years. I know because she came into my dad's cafe across the street. I thought her name was Dorothy.
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 19, 2015, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut
Message: I would like to wish Pat Lee Hydo a very happy birthday today.
Happy Birthday Pat ! !
Name: Linda Huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2015, 8:36 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Happy Birthday to Betty Severance Weatherly. We missed you both at our 50th! We are having a "70th Birthday Bash", on August 22, 2015, at Sizzler in Torrance. Do try to make it 12p-3p. Please e-mail for the particulars. Take care! Best Regards, Linda
Happy Birthday Betty.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 18, 2015, 11:41 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy birthday to Gordon Bell, fellow '62er and Betty Severance, yet another HHS flag girl friend. Hope you both have a terrific day. Loretta, so happy you are home and hope you continue to improve. Hugs, Janet
Happy Birthday Gordo and Betty.
Name: Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 17, 2015, 12:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1962
City & State: Hawthorne,ca
Message: I want to Thank everyone for all their Good Wishes, Prayers, Cards, Flowers and Calls to my Family. After 3 weeks, I did get to go home this last week. I still have a Trach, but I do have a Talking Plug. It will be a long road, But God welling This Trach will come off in time. Again Love you all, Thank you again. God Bless and all do stay healthy. Love Loretta and Family...P.S: John I miss you and I hope to be well enough to still be on the committee Love Ya
Aww Loretta, I have been praying for you. So glad you are home and on the mend. We will re-schedule our reunion luncheon when you and Dan's wife, Ann are feeling up to it, no rush, just get well. Love you too girl.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 16, 2015, 6:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Cougar veterans of work at TRW should read the biography of Si Ramo in the Friday "Investor's Business Daily." Dr. Ramo turned 102 on May 7. What a guy. If you find the WSJ and Fox News to be too liberal, read the IBD.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 16, 2015, 4:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: CRESTVIEW
Message: F.Y.I. There will be a 44 year Reunion for the First "Ever" Hang Glider Championships on May 23rd , at Dockweiler Beach Go west on Imperial and turn left (South) on the beach in front of the Hyperion Stacks , this all day event has significance for several HHS Alumni. For more information go to U.S.HAWKS Hang Gliders The reunion will include actual Hang Glider flight "lesson" mention you know * me Neil Larson USHPA #24 enjoy a day at the beach with many Hang Glider Pilots and enthusiasts .... Bring Your Camera!
Thanks Neil
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 15, 2015, 11:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Such good news about Ann Dye and Loretta. Thank you John for this website where we can keep in touch with fellow Cougars.
You are welcome Sherry
Name: Michael Flatten ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 9:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: waddell,az.
Message: happy birthday to one of my favorite football teammates, doug kinn. have a great day.
Happy Birthday Doug!!
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 6:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Just a quick recap of the Track & field season at HHS this year. The season ended last Thursday with the Ocean League finals at Lawndale. This was a rebuilding year for the track team, last years team consisted of twelve athletes. We had 60 plus athletes this year and were able to field a competitive team for dual meets. At league final our varsity girl shot putter medaled and my frosh-soph hurdler got second in both hurdle races and picked up a third medal in the 4x100. The team next year should be much better as more kids are showing interest now that we are having success. Unfortunately the school did not renew the teaching contract for the head coach which will damage our five year plan to return to a highly successful program I have applied to be head coach but as is true in most districts, credentialed teachers get priority over off campus individuals. It was fun being an assistant coach this year and the kids definitely help to keep one young!
Thanks for the update Clark and good luck with the Cougar track team.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 2:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Two favorite Foster's story's: 1) Jerry Benson had a Nash Metropolitan and Bruce George has a Morris Minor. They raced across the street going both on Hawthorne Blvd. They were soooo slow a police car passed them on the right and never knew they were racing. 2) The first 409 that pulled through the lot with the headers wide open.
I remember either Jerry or Bruce telling that story. A crackup, thanks Gar'
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 11:48am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Just talked to Jerry Rigney who had called Fosters to verify the closing rumor, and that is just what it was, a rumor. They are NOT closing, so good news for all. Thanks Jerry for the information.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 9:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: The Centinela Valley Union High School District has posted links to some of the vintage yearbooks including the El Molinos feom 1958, 1980, 1988, 1989 and 1990. Perhaps they will continue to add them. The PDFs seem to be large and take awhile to load. Have a look at: CVUHSD Yearbooks
Thanks Glenn
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 14, 2015, 8:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Great to hear the news about Ann Dye! Prayer is a pretty powerful gift isn't it? Also heard that Loretta Cuiper came home from the hospital after a very long stay. So, good news all around. But... we are hearing a rumor that Foster's Freeze is closing tomorrow? Has anyone heard if this is true or not? What a sad thing if true.
Yes I heard that too. Another long standing business and "hangout" from the early days will be no more.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2015, 7:02pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Received a text from Dan Dye and he said Ann is doing well. The doctor said the Monday operation couldn't have gone better. Ann has been up and has taken a couple of laps around her room. Dan wants to thank you all for your prayers for he and Ann.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2015, 5:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Oro valley
Message: God be with Ann and Dan at this time. I have gone through it with my husband and I know how painful it is on both of you. You are both in my prayers. Love to all my Cougar family!
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 13, 2015, 8:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia, CA
Message: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO A WONDERFUL FRIEND KATHY BARNES. THE YEARS ARE FLYING BY. HAVE A FUN DAY
Happy Birthday Kathy.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 12, 2015, 9:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Dennis Wilson and the Beach Boys got a nice shout out by James Taylor on the Howard Stern radio show this morning. They made a movie together with Warren Oates, Black Top Highway.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 11, 2015, 12:24 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Dan and Anne, keeping you both in prayer during this very tough time. Hope to see your smiling faces again before too long! Hugs and love, Janet
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 11, 2015, 9:46 am - HHS Time
Maiden: jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: hesperia, ca
Message: Many prayers today for Ann and Dan Dye. May God give you strength
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 11, 2015, 8:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Dan and Ann, You have a huge prayer circle among all your extended Cougar family. Stay strong and remember those wonderful grand-babies who need you and love you. We do, too.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2015, 10:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang Ca
Message: PRAYERS HERE DANNY WE LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU BOTH THROUGH THIS. LOVE YA MAN
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2015, 9:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Dan & Ann of course we will be keeping Ann in prayer. It is a long surgery and Dan we will be waiting with you in spirit.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2015, 11:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Dan, I'm keeping Ann in my thoughts and prayers. JB, I still have my K&E slide rule stored somewhere in Hawthorne, I'm just not sure where. And speaking of cutting edge technology, does anyone still own a typewriter? I'm sure my Smith-Corona portable is long gone. The quote: "If you give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters and an infinite amount of time, they'll write all of the great works of literature." Does that still hold in our world today? Perhaps it will but it may happen in a shorter period of time. Ah, the electronic age. When is Cougartown's 21st birthday anyway?
After eons and eons of looking over the shoulder of this monkey, and then FINALLY it types, "Whether it's nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous" .... and then, "pouispouiw8o5r;1sljrs%:hwe565[098wrelkws". I'd blow my brains out.
Cougartown will be 18 years old this June
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2015, 8:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: A Big Happy Birthday to good friends, Richie Perez HHS59 and Bob Poorman HHS77. Have a fun fun day.
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 10, 2015, 6:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: Happy Mothers Day to all of the beautiful Cougar Mothers. Thank you all for the prayers for my wife Ann during her last surgery. Ann is having her big surgery tomorrow May 11th at 0600 hrs. at the USC Keck cancer center. We would humbly ask for your prayers again. The surgery will take 7 to 8 hours. Due to all that has been going on in our lives, I haven't read the feedbacks lately, I checked the feedbacks I missed today, I am always inspired and feel better after reading the latest feedbacks. My heart and prayers go out to all the Cougars having Medical problems. Thank you all for being out there. Dan Dye
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Ann. She's a strong woman and will come through this. Please follow up here as things progress as you have lots of friends here who love you two like family. Stay strong man, and this will all work out.
Name: Bob Atkinson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2015, 10:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: So, there were others at the Plaza Theater when the knife was thrown right through the middle of the screen? Butter knife was it? Always thought it was one of he Beach Boys. John John?
Hi Bob, I wasn't there but always wondered how anyone knew what the object was unless they were the one that threw it Thanks for checking in.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2015, 8:27 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Wishing all female Cougs a very Happy Mother's Day have a safe, fun, gorgeous day enjoy best wishes thru the year. Have a wonderful day with family n friends.
Happy Mothers Day to my Mom and all our Cougar Mothers. Have a great weekend.
Name: Bruce Davidson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 8, 2015, 4:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Cape Coral Fl
Message: Happy Birthday to Terri Kluxdal Studer
Happy Birthday Terri
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 9:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Escondido Ca
Message: I won't call you Mr. Baker again but I still am saying you are so funny! I get your sense of humor!
Gosh Esther, you're amakin' me blush.
Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 4:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: Micro Wave Ovens as per John Baker's remarks ~~ I don't recall the year but, it was in the late fifties or early sixties I was at a county fair type of thing with my parents and in the display area was Westinghouse and their "New Micro-Wave Oven. Bakes in minutes, not hours, etc." The demonstrator would be showing us how to bake a perfectly finished cupcake in 30 seconds from the runny dough poured in the cups. Finally, he had everything in the magical oven and turned it on. We could see the pastry actually rise up and become real cupcakes! They were hot and delicious! The price of that oven then was a whopping $600.00 (although it did match the size of a normal 'built in' oven of the times. So, from Westinghouse to Samsung & Panasonic technology has come a long way and thankfully the prices have come down too. Microwaves cook from the inside out John; that's why when climbing a Micro-wave tower ... be ever so careful or your blood will boil.
ESCALATORS: My oh my, I can recall the first time I was in the downtown Los Angeles (pretty certain) May Co. on Broadway and stepped on the WOODEN escalator running and whirring along. Yup, all the steps were made of wood and were well worn as I remember. I believe it was a narrow unit as well, causing a single file rather than side by side as is now common or at least they have the space for side by side standees on today's modern units. However, just last October I was in New York a few days, while there took the TMZ tour and the guide mentioned if anyone wanted to ride on history, go to the Macy's and on the upper floors we'd find wooden escalators. I did and they're classic & running good as new!
When I said, "How do they do that", didn't think someone would explain it
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 12:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, OR.
Message: How about a shout out to one of Haytowns best jocks and one of only 2 people to win a college world series playing and coaching. Happy 75th B- Day to Mike Gillespie, still getting it done!
Happy Birthday Mike!!
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 10:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: oregon city, oregon
Message: Mike Gillespie, is still coaching college baseball at UC at Irvine. Yesterday his team upset #15 USC with a pinch hit homerun in the 10th inning. Happy 75th Mike. You have done Hawthorne High School proud. And for all you USC fans, Mike did take the Trojans to the 1998 College World Series and did win it all.
AND won the Baseball World Series as a player for USC in 1961. Happy Birthday to HHS's "Mr. Baseball", Mike Gillespie.
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 9:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Yountville, Ca
Message: I really loved the Lasagna at Pizza Show, YUMMY!
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 9:29 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday Ernie....about that 70 thing, I don't remember.
John, loved the Pizza Show article. Sounds like a road trip and good place for a reunion of sorts....I'm there!
Yep, I'd say the Pizza Show has the best Pizza in the South Bay
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 7, 2015, 1:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: 70 years old? What does that mean?
That means that it/she/he was born 70 years ago. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERNIE!!!
Name: Susan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 9:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: nelson
Class: 1969
City & State: anderson,calif.
Message: Happy Birthday to Mike Winter another cool bud from the awesome class of '69...and you're still going strong!
Happy Birthday Mike!!
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 9:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
Message: The Pizza Show is the only pizza place I have ever seen anyone toss the dough. So surprised they still do this. I'm so amazed too they still look the same all these years later. The pizze must still be really good. Dave said Hawthorne High people are starting to come in with great great grandchildren. I just recently had my first great grandson and some probably have older greats but great great? I know we're old but I don't think any of us are quite old enough yet for great greats.
I agree with the great great grandkid thing Marilyn. That is reaching about a generation.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 8:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Here's a nice local story by Matt Cohn of the LA Weekly about the Pizza Show. Please take a look.
Name: Michael Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 6:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Roseville, CA
Message: I was just reading George Rea's comment about technology... I have found technology problems to be very easily resolved.... If I have problems with my computer, Netflix, iPad, etc... I just call my 11 year old grandson... Problem solved... and he knows this stuff instinctively without training of any kind... He already knows more that I did when I graduated... (Too easy...Don't say it John)
I won't Mike...You still have him at HORSE, Mumbley Peg and Jacks. When my grandson Evan was about 6, I was trying to get him on a website. He asked me to let him do it because I typed too slow.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 6:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Happy Birthday to baby sister of Gordon and Tom Bell, Myrna Bell Wood. Have a fun fun day girl and chug a Margarita for me!!
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 6, 2015, 4:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Coquille, OR
Message: Happy Birthday today to Bart Graves!
Happy Birthday Bart.
Name: Carol Leiby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2015, 8:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wickwire
Class: 1962
City & State: Apple Valley CA
Message: Those TV Trays brought back many memories...I don't remember that Valentine's party. Looks like the typical girls on one side, boys on the other though, except Richard - he was always a mixer because he loved to dance! I remember when Tom Barnett jokingly told me his party would start at 7 - in the morning, not evening (hahaha). I arrived at 7am, to find I'd been had. I'm afraid I'm still gullible today, some things never change.
Tom once told me he'd give me 4 baby moon hub caps for my 58 Chev. He had to go home to get them and would meet me around back by auto shop....I was there til sundown Tom was a funny guy. Thanks Carol
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2015, 8:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang
Message: a happy birthday, ok this is the 4th time I have sent this to him today, on cinco de mayo to my widdle brudder Billy. Hope the angel game was great I know it doesn't matter when your kids are there to share it with you, many more buddy!
The Angel game WAS GREAT!! Happy Birthday Billy Boy!!
Name: George Rea ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2015, 11:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: San Juan Capistrano CA
Message: HHS Cougars – Class of 1962
Dear Classmates, I hope you are doing well!
The other day I purchased a new TV for my bedroom. It was a "Smart" TV. And as I was attempting to hook it up, I was thinking of how far we all have come from those wonderful days at good old Hawthorne High. This TV was so "smart" I couldn’t figure the darn thing out. Wi Fi, Internet, Netflix, Really ? If I would have had a calculator my Freshman year, I might have got an "A" in Mr. Wade’s Algebra class. Technology has taken over. I have more Apps on my cell phone than the Kardashians have husbands.
Then there’s iPads, iPods, I give up !
When Carol Wickwire spoke at our 50th, it was terrific how she talked about our dreams upon graduation and where we are today. Many if not most of us are now retired. Hopefully, we are all healthy, and living life to the fullest and continuing to "Dream"!
Turning 70 is not all that bad until someone asks you how old you are. I think Jim Reale may be 72. The way he played football in High School he must have been older than us.
I have had the privilege of being your MC for the last four reunions. It’s already been two years since our 50th. Our 60th will be in 2022. Hard to believe !
All of us have been through so many highs and lows in our lives. How could we have known how rewarding and how difficult things could be upon graduation. The Beatles, JFK, Selma, Martin Luther King, and Vietnam. What turbulent times!
The loss of loved ones particularly hurts and it is always too soon. Our fellow classmates who are no longer with us and our faculty that helped us along the way are precious memories.
When the committee gets together, we often talk about our great times at HHS. Senior ditch day, "Casual day – Bermuda shorts" , Spanish Rice, Sloppy Joes, after game dances, the WichStand, A&W Root Beer, Foster Freeze, Our El Molino, the backwards dance, the Prom, the list goes on and on. Okay, Spanish Rice and Sloppy Joes, Not so much !
Times have certainly changed ! Today we are not sure if the fences around our campus are to keep students in or keep people out. However, "Rock and Roll" is here to stay !
Class of ’62 forever !!!
If you have time, please give us an update thru the Feedback page... Please stay in touch !
Love ! George Rea
Thanks George for a great feedback, and yes we have come a long way from our hi tech device in 1962, the slide rule. class of 62ers or any class member, please do leave your thoughts and experiences of how your life has gone or changed since graduation day. I for one am still baffled at microwave ovens. How do they do that?
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2015, 8:20 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: A BIG Happy Birthday to my good buddy, Bill Sloey. Hope you have a great day Bill.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 5, 2015, 2:55 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY
Message: I just saw that the class of '65 is inviting the classes of '64 and '66 to their reunion this year. I was at last year's reunion and enjoyed it a lot. However, some of the people who I had expected to see could not make it (illnesses, emergencies, and such). I just wondered if any from '64 will make it this year. It is a long trip for me to come there, so I would like to know in advance (although I did know a lot of '65ers too). Is there a running list of attendees, like we had last year?
Hi Pat, good point and yes it's hard to commit to a reunion 3000 miles away, not knowing if any of your friends will be in attendance. If the class of 65 will send me a list of their attendees, I will add it to the reunions page.
Name: Terri Studer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 4, 2015, 4:54 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kluxdal
Class: 1966
City & State: Hesperia, CA
Message: Did anyone else see the spot on CNN yesterday about the Bryan twins? It told how the boys are into music and have their own band and feel practicing together makes them more in-tune to each others moods and that makes them better tennis players too! Wayne was interviewed for the spot also, lookin' good. It was nice to see a good story even if it was sandwiched between ISIS and Baltimore riots.
Thanks Terri, love the Bryan twins.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 4, 2015, 2:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: As to the picture, just talked to Bob Bunim and he says, Sally Smith on the left and Richard Marcotte in the middle. I think we have them all, Jerry. Thanks to all who contributed.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 4, 2015, 9:54 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita CA
Message: Just a heads up to all you mid 60s Cougars. Jerry Skaff will be our guest speaker at the next open meeting of the Hawthorne Historical Society, 12722 Grevillea Av. right across the parking lot from the main library. The meeting will be Monday, May 18th at 6pm. Everyone is invited so hope to see lots of Cougars there.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 4, 2015, 7:37 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday to my very special friend, Glenn Crist! Hope you are having a beautiful day in God's country! Janet
One guy and 4 girls in that pic, lucky man! Just a WAG, but is that Carol Wickwire on his right and Veronica Blevins on his left? Also, interesting to note, no phones in their faces! And, ya gotta love all that knotty pine paneling and those classic metal TV trays!
I think you're right and maybe Ceci Conklin on the far right?
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 4, 2015, 7:35 am - HHS Time
Maiden: jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: hesperia, ca
Message: second from left Carol Wickwire
Yes I think so too. They all look bored.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 4, 2015, 7:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Happy Birthday, Glenn Crist! See you in August , if not sooner!
Happy Birthday Glenn!!
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 3, 2015, 9:33 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
Message: Note the crinoline slip. You couldn't wear a full skirt without one. I loved them then but would hate them now. I was surprised you can still buy them online.
Very cool era picture.
Name: Richard Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2015, 8:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1956
City & State: Simi Valley, Ca
Message: A happy 51st wedding anniversary (5/2) to my best friend Mike Shay and his wonderful wife Barbara. May you have many more!!!!
Happy Anniversary Mike and Barb!!!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2015, 12:20 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Hey Robin in pve we only drink bottled water.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 1, 2015, 10:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, OR.
Message: Happy Birthday to another May Day Cougar, Tim Hood c/o 67'. And Carl, I read that there is a bill in congress to allow power tools and color TVs up here so I am looking forward to a more modern log cabin terminal at Rogue Valley Int. I will be happy to send Gary a ticket to its grand opening in the near future. I'm guessing it will be close to the date that the desalination plant is finished in PVE to provide drinking water for the South Bay. Happy times for all! Also lady Cougs: I spent this past easter at a B-Day party where I ran into Mr. Jim Schroeder. I got full details on the second edition of "The Kiss" and trust me it will curl your toes..Just sayin'...Later skaters
Happy Birthday Tim. My toes haven't been curled since I got them stuck in the Sears Inglewood escalator. Can't wait.
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2015, 10:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Oregon City, Oregon
Message: Medford Ore, does not have an airport. There is Rogue Valley International Airport in the City limits of Medford with a runway of 8800' that can handle a 747. I could not verify any flight to Canada though. The airport is closed everyday from 1 am until 3am. That is to replace and relight any burnt out candles on the runway lights. My father-in-law had a business at 150 n. Grape st. So many great eaterys in that city.
Name: Lynise Akibola ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2015, 8:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Rowe
Class: 1984
City & State: Lancaster, CA.
Message: HHS C/O 84 Forever Rocks!
All Cougars Forever Rock, Lynise. Thanks for stopping by.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2015, 8:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Oregon
Message: Due to internet protocol and etiquette I had used up my allotment of name dropping, so I alluded to my current wife as "my current wife." She is a Tiger (BHS) and to be confused with me former wife who is a Cougar (HHS). My future wife may be an Oropendola (?HS), but that's a completely different story. And yes, Medford has one flight monthly (I'm guessing) that goes to Canada to qualify as an International Port.
I just have a "former wife". We get along most of the time, so why rock the boat.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2015, 3:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: I know we celebrated a little early but a great big happy birthday to our wonderful Harry Plotkin on his ,,, wait for it ...90th birthday! Lots of love to you Harry and many here at school wish you the same.
Hi Harry, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAAAANN!! Let's have a party....or did we already do that? Anyway, hope you had a SUPER day!!!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2015, 11:02 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: The most amazing thing I saw in Jim's cougar sighting entry was that Medford has an international airport!
Mike Mecey had emailed me. the thing that stood out was that he had to stipulate which (current) wife he had with him on the trip.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2015, 10:34 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: You missed twins Fred and Bill Rand, HHS '62. There may be more?
Thanks Janet
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 30, 2015, 7:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Point, Oregon
Message: COUGAR SIGHTING! My current wife and I were standing in line to go through the all-inclusive probing, handed out by our local TSA agent at the Medford International Airport, and low & behold I spy a dude who looks a lot like Class of '65's Bruce Davidson. I know Bruce lives Florida and I try and keep myself apprised of the comings and goings of all Cougars passing through the Rogue Valley. It was Bruce flying under the radar so to speak. We had a lovely chat till our planes ripped our reunion apart. I was on my way to join Cougars: Terry Mazzotta, Dani Griffiths Lassetter, and Don Lassetter at a music festival in Austin TX, where we hooked up with Lance Bertelsen, who showed us around the University of Texas campus. The night before we left, Dick Boesinger, Class of '66, stopped by on his way South. That's about it.
Hey Jim, Great sighting and it's nice the upper classmen let you hang out with them. Thanks man.
Name: Tony Domenick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 29, 2015, 2:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Long Beach,CA
Message: Can anyone share with me the circumstances surrounding the passing of Bevan Feist class of "77" ? Thanks.
Name: Chris Prewitt ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 28, 2015, 12:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Wow! I was looking for some photos that I knew should be in a box and I came upon a Fosters Freeze bag I looked in and found Cougar Balls, 2002 revisited!
Well Chris, if you can find an old timey car antenna, use'em
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 28, 2015, 9:45 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy birthday to Calvin and the Streltzoffs, twin? I think class of 1962 may hold the record for number of twins. How many do you remember? I'll have to check my yearbook, but I know there were a lot. Also, happy belated to my old friend Loretta. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Happy Birthday Ken and Kathy, Cal and John. For twins in our class I can think of Ken and Kathleen Streltzoff, Fred and Bill Rand, Ted and Fred Griffin, Jim and Carol Reale, Don and Ron Zoboblish, Darrell and Diane Janson, Darline and Geraldine Schwab, and Eileen and Ellen Noterman. That's 8 sets of twins. Any other class have more?
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 26, 2015, 11:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday, Loretta. We're praying for you. Sorry you are going through all of this. Dan Dye am also praying for your wife and family. Your wife is a sweet person. I always liked visiting with her on Cruise Night.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 26, 2015, 1:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA
Message: 2nd from left is Dennis Williams? and 3rd from left is Gary Gibson. Not sure who is on the ends.
YES, you are correct, thanks Janny.
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 26, 2015, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Yountville, Ca
Message: I think I was on the Tigers in 57, but the only one I remember is George Hiller, and he's not in there
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 26, 2015, 7:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Saw that today is Loretta (Morelli) Cuiper's birthday. While we wish Loretta a happy birthday, we need to keep her in our prayers too as she is having a rough time medically and is currently in Torrance Memorial Hospital. Loretta is a sweet, wonderful lady and hope she gets through this and recovers as quickly as possible. Love you, Loretta.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 26, 2015, 6:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont
Message: Happy Birthday to Loretta Cuiper. One of the nicest Cougs out there! I wish you a wonderful day.
Happy Birthday Loretta, Hope you are feeling better.
Name: Dan Dye ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 23, 2015, 7:41 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: Thanks you all for your prayers, Ann's Surgery went well. She will have another major surgery in 2 to 3 weeks. Please keep her in your prayers. Dan Dye
We will Dan and thanks for the update.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 23, 2015, 4:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Now that Ken Green points it out, I notice that our '69 classmate Sherry Kreins appears as a senior on page 47 and as a sophomore on page 121. Attractive as she was and is, she wasn't in two classes. I sent in the yearbook to classmates.com, and it offers some good photos and some well-written things such as the coda at the end, but I think it's not perhaps our best El Molino. Dennis Henry and Mr. Atkins have something to answer for....
Name: Ken Green ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 23, 2015, 11:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Habra Heights, Ca
Message: Have others found their ID photos in the yearbook in the section for another class? I spotted mine on page 119 of the 69 yearbook with the sophomores, with a "bruised" eye, LOL. Actually, I like it better than my senior photo in the same yearbook, even with the black eye. I remember one of my teachers (Mr. Orrell???) asking me to remove my sun glasses, and then seeing my eye, telling me to put them back on. Joel Gerke's photo is on the same page, and I think others.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 22, 2015, 1:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena
Message: Daily Breeze Article: Go Cougars! Hawthorne High robotics team wins top award, heads to national competition in St. Louis When the Hawthorne High School robotics team competed last month in a regional robotics competition in Long Beach, they came to win. But when at least half a dozen other teams found themselves in a last- minute panic because of busted parts or crossed wires, the Hawthorne students didn't laugh and celebrate the bad timing of their opponents. Instead, they opened up shop and helped their competition get their robots into the best shape possible for the tournament. And that is precisely the kind of behavior that won Hawthorne the competition's most prestigious award of all: the Chairman's Award. It is given to the team that is the best role model for other teams to emulate, that basically embodies the goals and purposes of (competition sponsor) FIRST, said Eileen Kahn, senior mentor in Los Angeles for FIRST -- For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The victory landed Hawthorne a spot in the robotics competition championships, which start today in St. Louis.
GO COUGARS
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 22, 2015, 6:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Congratulations to the Daily Breeze of Torrance for the Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting about the CVUHSD superintendent. The Contra Costa Times, its sister publication here, is crowing about the award.
Name: Dan Petty ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 21, 2015, 4:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: santa ana
Message: Cougar sightings with Diane Lay-Smith(65) in Laughlin Nv at the crap table in the Nugget. Not seen for 50 years Bill Groendyke(65), David Shippey and Wanda Cox-Shippey(66) it was planned by Gary Stevenson(66)...it was a fun weekend!
Hey Danny, Glad you guys reconnected, thanks very much.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 21, 2015, 12:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday Pat Wingo, we need to have another ladies of 62 luncheon! Always so much fun to get together.
Happy Birthday Pat !!
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 21, 2015, 8:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Did anyone else catch the Brian Wilson and Friends Special (including Al Jardine) from the Palazzo Las Vegas on PBS yesterday? I don't see any other showings. There is information on Brian's website including clips from his new album 'No Pier Pressure' which has just been released. The PBS website may have a podcast or stream as well.
I missed it.
Name: Jerry Rigney ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 20, 2015, 8:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Palmdale, CA
Message: According to her obituary, 1952 was the only year that Dr. Phyllis Marguerite Selby Dabbs was at HHS. In 1953 she went to what is now CSU and moved to Bakersfield in 1954, where she worked and lived until 2012 when she moved to Riverside, CA.
Thanks for the help Jerry.

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