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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: 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
Name: Myrna Wood ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 11:35 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bell
Class: 1966
City & State: Atascadero, CA

Message: Running behind on Cougartown, but my first car was a pea green 1960 four-door Studebaker Lark. We called it the chicken hawk. My grandfather stopped driving when I was a senior and he sold it to me for $120.
Hi Myrna, I remember that Chicken Hawk. Nice car.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 11:07 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: A very Happy Birthday to Denise Dye Bartasavich. Hope your day is extra special and full of fun with family and friends.
Happy Birthday Denise
Name: Lenora Puls ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 8:24 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Mills
Class: 1966
City & State: Murrieta, Ca.

Message: Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister-in-law. Have a fun day
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 20, 2014, 5:55 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
No E-mail
Message: Happy B-Day Wishes to Dennis Morris.
Hey Dennis, Happy Birthday buddy.
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 19, 2014, 8:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Ernie Nixon, I don't think Pierre'Z Service Center was in Hawthorne. I used to take my old 260Z to a place of the same name that was located in Huntington Beach.
It's on Crenshaw about Marine in Gardena
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 19, 2014, 1:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: South Bay, CA

Message: Yes, Jody Weller, it was great seeing you at the VFW breakfast, Cruise Nights, and the picnics. I hope things work out well for you in San Jose.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 19, 2014, 11:18 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Hawthorne CA

Message: A BIG THANK YOU to all my friends and family at Cougartown for all the good times, fun, and well wishes for my move to San Jose. I will keep in touch. Love you all. JODY
WE LOVE YOU JODY ! ! and will miss you on Cruise Night and all the other functions. Yes please stay in touch with us and have a wonderful life in San Jose.
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 19, 2014, 10:40 am - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: South Bay, CA

Message: George Key was a wonderful principal. We were fortunate to have him. Although against policy, he never made a fuss about us holding prayer in senior square before the start of classes both in 75 and 76. I found out about the illegality of doing so only long after graduating.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 19, 2014, 6:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: We'll Remember We'll remember an educator, a mentor, a Principal, our friend, A man with school spirit right up to the end. We'll remember his love for his students, his care and concern, The effort he showed to help us to learn. We'll remember his soft gentle manner, and heart warming smile, His words of wisdom as we went through each trial. We'll remember his greetings as he walked the campus each day, A word of encouragement was always his way. We'll remember the man we all had the privilege to know, The man who wanted to see all of our dreams to grow. We'll remember this man who told us to strive, For the sun, moon, and stars all of our lives. We'll remember George Key as a bright shining star, The man who helped shape us into the people we are... With deepest appreciation, Thank you Mr. Key.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 18, 2014, 2:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: Was just reading in a car magazine about a 72 Datsun 240Z that was bought in Hawthorne from a place called Pierre'Z Service Center. Never heard of this dealer. Does anyone have information about them?
Name: Mike Mecey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 18, 2014, 2:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Roseville, CA

Message: My first car. A '51 Ford flathead. Blue on color jacked up in the back. We were featured one week in the Cougar paper. I found it in PV for $200. BUT! I did not have $200 so I went to the First Nation Bank of Grandma. She lent me the money but said I had to pay her back $25 every week until PIF... I don't know if she knew it or not, but there was a life lesson in that financial transaction... If you borrow something, return it when promised and in full... Doesn't matter if it is money or a cup of sugar. I knew that if I did not pay her back as promised, to never darken her door again no matter how big the "emergency" might be. I worked at Stellino's Market on 138th & Inglewood Ave. So every Friday when I got paid, the first place I visited was Grandma's pad... One night after football practice, I was stopped behind someone at a red light on Inglewood Ave and another car came from the adjacent lane & ran into me & pushed me into the car in front of me.... Totaled!!! To this day, a little tear forms when I think about that car. Lots of great memories that could never be duplicated no matter how new or fancy subsequent cars were.
I remember that car, Mike. Too bad about its demise. Back to Gramma's
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 18, 2014, 8:11 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
No E-mail
Message: Cougar Sighting: So who walks into the Hawthorne VFW last night but Jody Halberg Weller and her son, Bobby Poorman. My mom used to babysit Jody's kids when they were just babies, so I hadn't seen him in over 50 years. So this was a very special surprise for me...and he'll be at the VFW breakfast on Sunday. And a Happy BD to my sister under the skin, Sue Bierman. How does it feel to be Italian!!!!!

Well what a surprise. See you all tomorrow for breakfast.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 18, 2014, 7:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: A very big and warm Happy Birthday to Susan Bierman King! You rock girl. Hope your day is truly happy, blessed, and special, surrounded by family and friends. A big hug from me to you!
Happy Happy Birthday Sue!!
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 17, 2014, 9:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: EDH, CA

Message: Sad to hear of the passing of George Key. A great guy. After years of wearing my Cougartown tshirt and never running into anyone, I had a CT sighting. Tonight at a church dinner and dance I ran into Gino Skulick and his wife Yolanda both class of 73.
Good sighting Matt, thanks man.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 17, 2014, 11:23 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: I was stuck to the heart last night reading of the passing of George Key. I never had the honor of meeting Wally Nyman but George Key was the best educational administrator I ever knew personally. Of Course Reese Walton was a star among stars too. I was especially hit because I was about two blocks from Georges home yesterday and I thought "I should drop in on Mr. Key one day" Unfortunately that thought came a little late. Mr. Key came to HHS in '72 and at our senior breakfast in '76 we awarded him with an honorary diploma from the class of'76 because his first four years at HHS were our four years there. Mr. Key was special because he wanted everyone to be proud of HHS. As Dave said, he attended many sports events, wandered the campus very often observing what was going on and interacting with the student body. We were honored to have such a man as our principal and he will live in our hearts forever! I remember him driving from P.V. to Fosters on his Harley in his 80s to attend cruise night. What a stud!
Name: Ray Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 17, 2014, 8:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Mena, CA

Message: My first car. When I was 15 years old, I attended a City of Hawthorne auction. One of the items for sale was a 1947 four door Chevrolet. I think it had less then fifty thousand miles on the motor. I hate to tell this on myself! But, I will. I think the first bid was twenty-five dollars, I bumped the bid by ten dollars, then someone bid forty-five dollars, I bid fifty, the auctioneer said "going once, going twice, before he could say sold, to the young man with curly hair, I said seventy-five dollars. As you can see, I was out of my league, but I didn't want to lose that car. ha I sold the Chevy after a year and purchased a 47 Mercury, two door coupe. Paid seventy-five dollars. I drove the Merc. for a while. One day I was in Inglewood driving around when the car stopped running. Just so happened I was close to a salvage yard. I pushed the Merc into the yard and asked the owner what he would give me for my car. He said fifty dollars. Then I asked if he had any cars that ran. He told me he had a forty-one Buick, two door sloped back, he would sell me for seventy-five dollars. So, I left the salvage yard in my new ride, less twenty-five dollars and my 47 Merc. The Buick was black primer, and had zebra stripe upholstery. The first time I pulled into Frosties, the front end bounced up and down, due to bad shocks. My friends were all standing around the parking lot when I pulled in. They got a good laugh at my entrance, between bouncing, the zebra stripe upholstery, and the black primer, they labeled the Buick, " The Jungle Cruiser". The one saving feature of my Buick, was the radio, best sound I ever had in a vehicle... Sometime I'll tell you a story involving the radio. Thanks John for jogging my memory. I had some great times growing up in Hawthorne..
Hey Ray, Great stuff and some great cars too. I'd love to have that 47 Mercury today. Thanks man.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 17, 2014, 8:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: To the family of our principal and friend George Key. My most heartfelt and sincere condolences. Mr. Key was so much more to HHS students than a principal. He was also a friend and a mentor to us all. He exemplified the spirit of the school. I don't remember playing any football games at home where Mr. Key wasn't there. He always had an anytime open door policy for the students and had a loving and compassionate heart. It was because of that love, compassion and concern that I even graduated my senior year. My love and respect for him knows no bounds. His passing is deeply felt, but the fond memories of him will always remain. I know he now rests in arms of our Lord and is at peace. His life made a difference in the lives of many. I know it did in mine. Thank you George Key for everything.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 17, 2014, 5:21 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR

Message: M. Key was an outstanding educator. My prayers to his family - it's tough to lose your dad.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 16, 2014, 9:43 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: A very big loss to all of us. George Key was an upright guy- a total gentleman in every sense of the word. I loved him as a role model and as a friend. Rest in peace George. I hope Olena is spraying you in the face with heaven's water fountain!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 16, 2014, 10:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: John Guerra, yah, since I lived next door to Bob, you probably did see the '31 parked in the driveway. I can't say that I do remember your Vette. But, man, we'd be Rollin' in green if we had all those cars now. Oh and THANKS A LOT!, for reminding me about my b'day. I'm trying to hang on to the 60's as long as I can. Not really. I'll officially be an 'old man' in a couple of weeks. I didn't know Mr. Key but I have heard many good things about him. My condolences to his family.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 16, 2014, 8:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Lomita CA

Message: I received the email, below, this morning from Principal George Key's daughter, she writes,
Hello, I am writing to let you know that my father, George Key, passed away peacefully at home in the comfort and love of our family circle on Tuesday, October 14. His race is run and we rejoice in his victory in Jesus. Truly, "precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints...his love endures forever."
We are having a celebration of life at our son's church, Rolling Hills Covenant, on Friday October 24 at 11:00 a.m. The service will be at their north campus which is across the street from the large campus on PV Drive. It would be an honor to have any Cougars there who are able to attend. You should know that Hawthorne High was keeping Dad busy right up to the end..,his physical therapist, Tim, was a gentle, kind, skilled Cougar! The connection made us really happy and brought dignity to Dad's last days. Everywhere we went somebody knew Mr. Key!
Fondly...for Dad,
Mary Lou Eroen
Mr. Key's youngest daughter
So sorry for your loss, Mary Lou, and for the loss of a Great One from HHS. George Key was one of those iconic Principals from HHS who truly loved and cared for the classes from the 70s. I'm sure he'll be fondly remembered by all of them. The classes from the 70s should be very honored to have had Mr George Key as their Principal.
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 16, 2014, 6:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Anaheim, Calif

Message: Hey Tom Shelley, read your post on the 31 Chevy, I think I saw it once when you, bob, your brother and I were talking in front of bobs house on birch st. do you remember my red 62 Vette that I bought from Harry Mann Chevrolet in 67 ? What a machine, nice good ole days my friend. ps, your birthday is coming up. adios amigo
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 6:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
No E-mail
Message: Thanx to all for the birthday wishes. I am still sitting here in the Ayres Hotel - Renaissance Room - waiting for the music and dancing to start. So far I've had to sit through a wedding and anniversary party and a bar mitzvah. I've kept a screwdriver buzz on for almost 3 weeks now and if no one shows up soon, I'm going over to the Proud Bird. To my hubby, Howie Noodleman, I got the cat and the bill and all I can say is that you are now about to witness a cat living till she's 40 or I want a refund. See you Sunday Sid, and none of those wet slobbery kisses from hell. (now I'm doomed for mentioning it).
A $1000.00 vet bill? You could've had the thing stuffed for $75.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 3:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday Judy!! Have a GREAT day and forget the dinner from Janny, go for the jewels!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 2:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: I can only second Paul Wieber's comments about the '69 reunion last Saturday at Tony's Pizza in Del Aire. We had a "proper chin-wag" as the English say. Since I'm an honorary class of '70 member (born in '52), I attended the earlier, four-class reunion. They had a great time, talking for hours. It may have been a second-unit at the mall last December, filming "Gone Girl", as Leo reported. Thought it looked familiar. If you think that you've had some bad relationships with difficult persons, see that long movie!
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 10:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA

Message: Yes, it's Judy's birthday and, Marsha, I did spring for a gift. I do hope she sees the package in the sun room as I wrapped up the cat this morning. But I don't think I made a breather hole for her. That would be a real bad thing since the cat cost over 1K to clean up after we caught her. John...you do have a spare bedroom don't you? Love you, Tillie...
Come on and bring the cat.
Name: Lorrie Brady ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 10:15 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Locke
Class: 1975
City & State: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Message: Just looking for classmates ... Class of 1975
They're here Lorrie
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 7:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey Judy B. I thought you said you weren't having any more b'days! Oh well, maybe just one more, right? Have a wonderful day my friend. Pry "fuddy duddy" out of his rocker and make him take you to dinner. Happy Birthday!
Or maybe you'll get lucky tonight and Jan will fall asleep early. Love you Til, Have a fun fun day.
Name: Marsha Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 15, 2014, 7:21 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Russell
Class: 1964
City & State: Redondo Beach

Message: I see that today is Judy Wudy's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY,celebrate and have a great day. Howie should spring for a nice present this year and not keep recycling that same ole birthday card every year. See you Sunday at the breakfast.
Janny told me he was going to go into your unmentionable drawer, grab a bra, starch it, iron it to a point, and wrap it up. He is such a romantic guy. Happy Birthday Til', I hope it stirs up the animal in you both.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 14, 2014, 11:28 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: One of my first cars (if not my 1st) was a '31 Chev. Coupe with a rumble seat that I bought from JB's dad for $250. Completely stock with original mohair upholstery. Six cylinder o/h valves & 3 on the floor. The first thing I did was get Bob Fraser, Mike Shay and my brother Frank and we took off for Santa Barbara. Frank and, I believe, Bob sat in the rumble seat. It must have been winter because it was so cold that my bro. got a terrific cold. But he said he had the time of his life. I think that was the most fun car I ever owned. That's one I wish I still had!
That was the sweetest running 31 Chevy in the world, in 1962. It's probably a Toyota now Thanks Tom for the car story.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 14, 2014, 8:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach

Message: Okay, cars. My first was a 1960 Chevy Biscayne. Then came a 65 Dodge Coronett 440 with a 440 police interceptor engine. Then came my pride and joy (which I wish I still had)just after graduation, a 1969 Pontiac GTO.
Nice cars David.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 14, 2014, 7:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ainsworth
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: Those of you who have seen David Fincher's new drama, "Gone Girl," will certainly remember the creepy and ominous abandoned mall visited by police in the semi-fictional town of East Carthage, Missouri. The abandoned mall is actually not in Missouri at all, but instead is a "dead mall" in Hawthorne, California.
Name: Paul Wieber ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 13, 2014, 12:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Meadview, Az

Message: I really want to thank Wayne & Donna and those who helped put our Class of 1969 45th Reunion together. We were mighty but fewer this time around, but still, it was a lot of fun! Every 5 years seems to be a nice way of keeping old friendships alive & well rather than waiting 10 years between reunions. It was great to see a few surprises show up that haven't been to any of the past reunions. So, I just want to say that those who missed this one, hopefully will surely make the 50th as we all go back a long way thru our childhood & high school to share memories and catch up on the present. Times change but good memories don't. Catch you all at the next one!
Thanks Paul, glad you had a fun night with your class.
Name: Kathy Corral ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 11, 2014, 11:02 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Call
Class: 1971
City & State: Boonville, Ca

Message: Talking car memories. I still drive the 1964 Chevy El Camino that my Dad bought Brand New. Thanks to my Brother Bob it was completely restored in 2007. The truck holds many memories and it is still making more each day. Thanks Dad and Bob.
The first year for the mid-sized El Camino, Kathy, great car for sure. Thanks.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 11, 2014, 3:32 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: I just finished reading the press release page on Ken Mercurio's book. What can one say? That is totally amazing! The Lord was sitting on someone's shoulder that day.
Amen to that.
Name: Robert Clobucker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 10, 2014, 11:19 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Reno Nevada

Message: We need a few more car stories. Whats up today as well as old stories. If I still had all my cars from years past they would be worth much more than I paid for them. 65 Comet, 66 Ranchero 289 4-speed, 72 Duster 340, 60 Pontiac Ventura 389 tri-power 4-speed. 74 Chevy p/u,and the one and only remaining car,the 73 Nova 250 L-6 Powerglide.This car is still running with the original engine and trans. Smogged and registered on the road every year since new.(Built at the old Van Nuys GM plant.) Had 19,000 miles when bought from original owner in 1986. Has over 200,000 on it now-refuses to die! When that happens I got plans to hop up the original motor for more power.Already re-worked the suspension with all new performance parts. Heavy duty anti-sway bars front and rear. Handles like a sports car now.Lots of fun. Gets alot of looks because of the 6-cyl.Most people are into V8s but I dare to be different. Makes sense these days to have an old car that gets good mileage and is totally reliable.Now sporting new Cragar S/S mag wheels, oh yeah! During the last Hot August Nights in Reno I took the car to the autocross track they set up.What a blast that was. Reminds me of hanging corners in Haytown back in the day. Only safer and legal! Nice to let it all hang out and not woory about cops. Looking forward to next year. Any and all car stories are cool. I know theres a lot of Cougartown gearheads out there. Still cruising in N. Nevada. Best Wishes to all! B.C.73 old car
Thanks Robert but I'd be going with a V8 in the Nova. More car stories please.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 10, 2014, 10:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Jim Schroeder gets two stars on his forehead and a cubie doll for the best Cougar sighting in at least five years on Cougartown! Nice job Jim!
Name: Kenneth Green ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 9, 2014, 12:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Habra Heights, CA

Message: Now that 1975 and earlier cars are not inspected, and our kids are grown and out of the house, is anyone else getting back into cars/hot rods? I gave us in the 70s because we really couldn't do much in California, but now we can make insane HP in the cars we loved in our youth, and thanks to bolt-on superchargers and EFI, have all the power we (reasonably) want and still have a very drivable car. I still miss Lions Drag Strip. I vaguely remember hearing the AAFDs on Saturday nights (maybe low clouds capturing the sound?) from Hawthorne?
I never did hear Lions but sure could hear the Sprinters and Midgets at Ascot and earlier at Gardena Speedway.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 9, 2014, 9:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: Hey Jim, is that Clark I see in the background? And just to let you know, I had a great time reconnecting with your brother, JB, at our 50 year reunion. I'm sure others did as well. The photos and videos will be in the mail soon.
Yeah JB, fun talking with you at the reunion man, stay in touch.
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 8, 2014, 5:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Oregon

Message: Here's a COUGAR sighting that will be hard to top. I was sitting on the steps of a 15th century cathedral in Orvieto Italy while on a tour of the Tuscany region, and engaged a lovely lady in conversation who was on the same tour. Turns out its Melodie Makin HHS '65. That's a long way to go to see a Cougar (6,353 miles).



Now THAT IS a Cougar Sighting Jim, Thanks man.
Name: Ken Mercurio ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 7, 2014, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Monroe, Ohio

Message: Thank you Jim. Yes, I wrote about my 2007 near-death accident and recovery, and also included family stories. It happened just after my dad died and we Merc sibs had just gone through the Hawthorne home (123rd Place) where we had all grown up. We had to decide what to do with everything my parents had saved - which was EVERYTHING since we were born - every school project, every Little League and Pop Warner program, every letter we'd sent during college, every birthday card we'd given them. You get the idea. Lots of Cougar newspapers. Anyway, if anyone cares to learn more, here's the press release from the publisher: . The 69 reunion is this Friday. If the book had been released a bit earlier as planned, I would have flown to Hawthorne to attend (and autograph 1000s of books for you all. hahaha).
Thanks Ken and good luck with your book.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 7, 2014, 7:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
No E-mail
Message: Just like to add that our own 69er Ken Mercurio has just had his book published "Head Over Wheels" His story about an accident and how he came back full speed! Proud of ya Ken!
Yeah Ken.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 7, 2014, 7:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santa Fe Ranch ,Az,

Message: Sad to hear about David Baca , His smile will always be with me! He is in peace now.
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 7, 2014, 5:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach, Ca.

Message: A very Happy Birthday to Joy Rasmussen Otterman. I hope you have a very special and blessed day and surrounded by family and friends...
Happy Birthday Joy
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Oct 6, 2014, 4:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR

Message: Computer's been down again. Enjoyed catching up on a lot of great Feedbacks, There's a family owned Western Auto here for about 55 years. Not just automotive ... furniture, appliances, mowers, weed eaters, etc. Happy B-Day to Gordon Martin. Sorry, JB, but our Hogs have a good coach for a change!
Happy Birthday Gordon. Yeah the Trojans look lost.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Oct 5, 2014, 1:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: A happy birthday (yesterday) to Nancy Layral Tate, like me, old enough to know worse, to misquote Wilde. Her father Gil, Nancy and her brothers were the heart and soul of the HASC swim club at the city pool when I was a so-so swimmer. The Layrals did the best butterfly that I have ever seen. Je te souhaite un heureux anniversaire!
Happy Birthday Nancy
Name: Mary Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Oct 4, 2014, 10:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Prodin
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca

Message: Thank you all for your birthday wishes. You're all very special to me. And John, next time we come in I'll bring you a bowl of guacamole.
Thank you Mary, It is the BEST I've ever had.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 3, 2014, 6:56 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: Happy Birthday to Mary Sloan.. A real nice lady..
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 3, 2014, 3:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: We would like to wish Mary Prodin Sloan a very, very happy birthday! Bob and I also enjoyed seeing many friends at the meet and greet last Friday night. Glenn did an amazing job organizing the 64 reunion. Thanks Glenn for letting us be a small part of your event and for the super bottle of "Cougartown Wine." Now.. go cash the check I wrote you a year ago!
Happy Birthday Mary. Bob and Karen, thanks again for the Monday Night Pizza Show feast.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Oct 3, 2014, 10:06 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Cali
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to a special lady, Mary Sloan. So nice to see you last weekend along with Rich. I usually don't go to other class reunions, but getting to see my old pal Sherry Barton made the trip well worthwhile! If laughter is a medicine, I am good for years! So nice also to meet some '64ers I did not remember and those I did. Leo V was one of them, very fascinating guy! Also Jeff A and April H so nice to spend time with you in setting up, etc. The tour of the campus on Sunday was a real treat too. I will echo what everyone has already said, Glenn did a fabulous job! He is the party planner extraordinaire. Rich thank you for taking so many wonderful pictures especially of me and Coach Jones, he is just one great guy. Thank you for letting me join in the fun.
Happy Birthday Mary, I am out of Guacomole
Name: Colleen O'Ryan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 2, 2014, 11:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Trott
Class: 1964
City & State: El Segundo, Ca.

Message: Just a quick note to say "Thank You" to Glenn Crist for a job well done on our 50th Class Reunion this past weekend.......We know what a daunting task you were faced with and YOU did a WONDERFUL job and everyone who attended had a Memorable time!! Terry and I had so much fun re-connecting with friends we made in grade school :):) Hope that we ALL keep in touch like we promised!! A special thank you to John B. and Richard S. for all that you did to help make the Class of 1964 Reunion a HUGE success....
Hi Colleen, I would say Gleen did 95% of what had to be done. I had a fun night hanging out with you kids too. Thanks again to Glenn and all who were there.
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 2, 2014, 2:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca

Message: Kudos to Glenn Crist for another successful HHS reunion, Class of 1964. Glenn and his group did a great job with Friday nights mixer and the reunion on Saturday night. It seems like any time you get a group of old Cougars together everyone has a good time. Glenn, the photo cds and video dvds will be in the mail to you soon. Remind Jeff and Diane (and anybody else who has photos they would like to include) to send me their photos on a cd or dvd if they would like to have them included with mine. They can send them to Rich Sloan, 26441 Broken Bit Lane, Laguna Hills, Ca 92653. (310) 266-7325 Again Glenn, many thanks for putting together a great weekend.
Rich, and thanks to you and Mary for the tableful of food and drinks for the Picnic. Sorry the turnout wasn't better.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Oct 2, 2014, 11:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: Hello class of '64 reunion attendees. I just ordered an additional 48 commemorative glasses. If you didn't receive yours at the reunion or would like to purchase additional glasses, they cost $2.65 each. If you are in the Los Angeles area, I can deliver them the next time I'm in the Southland. Otherwise, I'll figure out how to get them to you. Sue Bierman King is more than half way to the minimum order she needs for the Hawthorne High School Class of 1964 50 Year Reunion T-shirts. If you are interested and need her e-mail address, send me a query and I'll reply.
Name: Wayne Dickey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 1, 2014, 6:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Palma Ca

Message: Well, class of 1969. the reunion is coming on October 11, at Tony's on Aviation. If you know a member of our class that doesn't check out feedback. Let them know. 5 to when ever they throw us out. Sorry to here about David Baca. I really like him as a person. Just shows you how precious life is. Come to the reunion and see some old friends.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 30, 2014, 3:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: I ordered 96 glasses for the HHS c/o '64 reunion and two arrived broken. We had 92 attendees but some may not have gotten their glasses. I can order more for those who didn't get theirs or who want an eight place setting for the dinner table. Just let me know.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 30, 2014, 9:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: What a great time at the 1964 reunion. It was such fun to see everyone. Hope we can do it again soon, maybe combined with other classes. Many thanks to Glenn and John and all the others who put in such hard work to ensure a good time for all of us. I stayed an extra night at the hotel, and must have been the last Cougar to leave, before heading back to NY. Miss CA already.
Thank you for making the trek out, Pat.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 30, 2014, 7:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: I am sorry to report the passing on September 24 of David Baca, our friend/classmate/president from 1969. Thanks to his best friend, Frank Braun, for forwarding the sad news. I knew Dave at Intermediate and at HHS. He was good then and he must have become a fine police officer. We shared a liking for the music of Simon and Garfunkel, which he knew by heart. "And the leaves that are green turn to brown/and they scatter in the wind/and they crumple in your hand," as the song goes....
Hi John, Thanks for informing your classmates. Our condolences to the class of 69 and to David's family.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 29, 2014, 12:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: currently, Hawthorne

Message: O. K., now it's my turn to thank everyone who made the Class of 1964 Reunion a huge success. First, to John Baker for the Cougartown Alumni List of addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses; please remember to keep your contact information updated so we can keep in touch. John kept everyone informed throughout the planning process. Thanks to our Teachers Coach Chauncey, Coach Jones, Harry Plotkin, and Kathy Brooks for being there for us all. Thanks to Dee Johnson for spreading the word early on Facebook and to Tom Buckingham for posting on ClassMates. Next to Jeff Aadnesen for the awesome name badges and banner. And to April Hays for the posters and all of those who assisted in decorating. To April and Greg Bowman for emceeing. To Rich Sloan, Diane and Dwight Fritz and Jeff Aadnesen for their photography and videography. To the Ayres Hotel and Lori Higgins for the outstanding venue and Matisse and Deanna Maddalena for the fabulous meal. I don't think we could have had a better experience. And to their staff, who were magnificent in their politeness and help. If I've forgotten anyone, I apologize. And a very special THANK YOU to all who attended. You made this an event to be remembered. Glenn
Again, thanks to you too buddy for putting on such an outstanding reunion and for getting all the 64ers together one more time. I know everyone had a fun time reconnecting with their classmates and teachers.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 28, 2014, 3:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964

Message: What happened to you all. I'm still over here at the Ayres waiting for the music to start.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 28, 2014, 1:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: Hawthorne High looks great. New buildings, new windows and a pretty brown paint job. .they have a new Media Center/library.. Very impressive with lots of computers. Thank You to Principal Newall for showing us around. The men liked the wood shop! A big plus - "the fence is gone". We had a fun 50th reunion. Our reunion committee did a wonderful job. The main person doing most of the plannig and work being Glenn. Thank You for a memorable and fun party. I will keep those glasses and the wine bottle keepsakes forever. Thank you Rich for all the pictures you took and the other gentleman and lady. Most appreciated. Class of "64" I'm proud to be one of your classmates. John as always we owe you everything.. Sherry
Name: Harry Plotkin ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 28, 2014, 12:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1954
City & State: Harbor City, California

Message: WOW What a terrific reunion. A special thank you to Glenn Crist for spearheading this event. I am overwhelmed by the number of former students I saw - it was a real pleasure. Thanks to Judy and Jan for encouraging us to go. The two beautiful former students I saw when I first went onto the patio were so excited they started my evening on a high note. And what a pleasure to see April Hayes. Don't forget the hugs for your parents. Finally, I would like to thank the entire class of 1964 for including Butch, Kathy, and myself in your celebration. The best of health and happiness to all. Much love, Harry
Name: Patricia Hydo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 28, 2014, 10:14 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Lee
Class: 1964
City & State: Redondo Beach, Cal.

Message: A big Thank You going out to Glenn for organizing a great 50th. reunion for the Class of 64. Last night was a total blast and it will be one reunion not soon forgotten. A Thank You as well to April and Greg for all their help in making this a real memory. RICH!, cannot wait to see all the great pictures and video you shot, bet it will be worthy of an award, Thank You! A shout out to John Baker as well! John? I finally got to meet the man behind the curtain! It was a real pleasure putting a face with the name. Thank You for coming out and supporting our class. Onward and upward for our last activity of this fab week end, the Cougartown Pic Nic. Hope to see you all there!
Well Thank You for coming. Great meeting you too. I also want to thank Glenn for his committment to this reunion. He started out not too sure, but the outcome was outstanding. Thanks also to Rich Sloan for being there and for manning the cameras and thanks to all for pictures, I'm sure will be sent to Cougartown. BTW I will try to get the majority of them on the website in about a week so please email them to me when you can. Now it's time to get to the Cougartown Picnic for yet another fun day. See you all there.
Name: Maureen "mo" Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 27, 2014, 11:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: Just got home a little while ago from our 50th class reunion. It was a great time! A huge Thank You to Glenn for putting this together by himself....great Job!! Look forward to seeing the pictures and video. Thanks Rich for taking all the pictures! See those who can make it, at the picnic Sunday. Go Cougars!!!
See you there Maureen.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 27, 2014, 9:25 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: HawthorNe ca

Message: Hello Cougars haven't been on for awhile too much work little fun but last nite went to Tony's had a really nice time, nice turnout seeing Cougs haven't seen a long time can't wait for next year Have a wonderful weekend everyone :)
Hi Cindy, glad the turnout was good. Was wondering how that party came out, thanks for the info.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 27, 2014, 7:13 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: I had so much fun visiting with my fellow classmates. I'm looking forward to tonight's reunion. Thank you Glenn for all your hard work putting this together. Thank you Rich for taking pictures. Thank you John for starting this fantastic web site.
You are welcome Sherry, see you tonight.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 27, 2014, 3:19 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: Have a good time at your reunion, Sis!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 26, 2014, 8:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA

Message: Just got back from the Class of 64 Friday night mixer at the Ayres. What a fun group of Cougars. Had a great time with you all and it's not even started yet. Tomorrow night is the reunion and if tonight is indication, it should be a total freaked out wiggy blast. Hope all you 64ers will be there for the main event and the Cougartown Picnic on Sunday. See you then but for now, it's bedtime for me.
Name: Karen Le Maistre ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 25, 2014, 6:27 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Masters
Class: 1972
City & State: Hollyglen, CA

Message: Ok...Fellow Cougars...there is less than 24 hours until the "Multi- Class" 4th Annual Drop-In (presented by the Classes of '70, '71, '72 & '73). Please join us tomorrow evening, Sept 26th at 6:00pm @ Tony's on Aviation (corner of 119th & Aviation). ALL COUGARS FROM ALL CLASSES ARE WELCOME! Admission is FREE! Simply pay for your own food and drinks. Dress is casual. It's a great chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones! Go to Happenings/Class Reunions for full details.
I'll be helping out at the class of 64 mixer tomorrow night at the Ayres but hoping for a big turnout at both events. Have a great time, Karen.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 24, 2014, 7:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: OK, I'll be there. So, so far it's you, Janet, Glenn and me and counting...! Hey, it'll be fun!
Rich and Mary Sloan too.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 24, 2014, 4:54 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: Lois Odatey mentioned something that I had long since forgotten. The coin tied up in the corner of a hanky and pinned to your clothes. I remember my mother doing that many times. By the time I had children hankys were a thing of the past. They were on their own. Good memories can be so fun.
Yes they can Marilyn, thanks.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 24, 2014, 3:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: JB Is there a way to get an approximate head count for the Cougartown Picnic, so I can make sure no one starves in greater downtown El Segundo. They can e-mail you or they can e-mail me but not both. I'm confused enough as it is. Thanks.
So far no one but Janet has said they will be there I would plan on about 40-60. Who's coming to the Picnic?
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 24, 2014, 12:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: W.Covina

Message: Hi! John been busy getting ready to go and move daughter from Salt Lake Utah to Hawthorne where she will be living with her sister at the old homestead. I was hoping to get to the Cougartown picnic but it falls on the same day as the Loyola University alumni BBQ. Maybe if I gat loose early I can stop by for a bit. I am however, planning on cruise night. See ya there.
Don, Cruise Night was last Saturday.
Name: Lois Odatey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 24, 2014, 8:37 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Odatey
Class: 1967
City & State: Victoria, BC, Canada

Message: Hi Tom Shelley. Wow. Someone else remembers Egg Town? Back in the early 1950's, my mom would give us 3 kids a penny for every 5 or 10 dandelions we picked from our lawn. lol The 3 of us would walk to Hawthorne Blvd down 138th St to Egg Town to squander our money on penny candy or if we had enough, pool our money together, and purchase a nickel candy bar and split it 3 ways. At other times, when I was by myself, ages 5 and 6, my mom would write a note for me to give to the cashier at Egg Town, so that I could buy her cigarettes. lol Lucky Strikes was one brand she liked. She would wrap the money tightly into a corner of a little hanky, knot it and pin it to my blouse. Thirty-five cents sounds about right. lol Can you imagine sending a little kid alone now? lol I sure would like to meet up with everyone at the park in El Segundo and say hi. I wished I lived closer, or at least a day's drive away. I know you will all have a great time. Lois OSborne 6-5269.
Hi Lois, Great memories from days gone by. Manny's Egg Town...you didn't need ID to buy beer
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 24, 2014, 7:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: Hey John, I'm bummed I won't be making it this weekend to the picnic. I was hoping to also pick up my T-shirt, but would appreciate your mailing it to me instead. I think it's an extra $5 to ship, but just let me know the extra charge and I'll cut you a check and give you my shipping address. Thanks.
Hi Tom, I have your address. I'll mail it to you today. Thanks
Name: David Barboza ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 23, 2014, 11:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Long Beach, Ca.

Message: It's still unnoticed!
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 23, 2014, 6:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: W.Covina

Message: Western Auto. Great info Gary. My dad bought me my first bike there. My second one, a J.C Higgins, came from Sears in Inglewood.
Where have you been Don?

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