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.
Memorial Service for Jim Fox HHS66
Saturday, January 31st at 3:00 - Calvary Presbyterian Church - 13560 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations please be made to either the Wounded Warriors Project or any organization that supports the military and their families.
"Celebration Of Life" for Al Geverink HHS60
Thursday, February 5th from 1pm to 4pm.
Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2610 S. Harbor Blvd., Channel Island Harbor, Oxnard, Ca (805) 984-2847
Any questions, please contact Rich Sloan: 310-266-7325
Bogus Email List: If you know anyone on this list, please ask them to update their email address on the Alumni List.
1954 McDonald Carl 
1954 Roth Carolyn Westerfield
1955 Stevenson Arton 
1956 Malais Marlene Costantino
1957 Burbey Paul 
1958 Moxon Darleen Moxon
1958 Roelen David 
1958 Smith Michael 
1960 Binnebose Kathy Stover
1960 Butler Gary 
1960 Kelly Kathy Baker
1962 McKay Fred 
1962 Pulcifer Keith 
1963 Asher Jerry 
1963 Benjamin Marjorie Kenney
1963 Donaldson Ed 
1963 Purchase Vernon 
1964 Fleming Jacqueline Oiestad
1964 Holt Julianna Tell
1965 Miller Ralph 
1965 Prouty Kathy Prouty
1965 Riley Mike 
1966 Callaway Jeff 
1966 Cordy Cheryl Howard
1966 Kerber Carole Napier
1966 McDonald William 
1966 Ross Barry 
1966 Serbanic Pat 
1966 Sirotnak Thomas 
1966 White Sharon Camping
1967 Gumina Josette Gumina
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1967 Laforce William 
1967 Lewis Rollin 
1968 Ferguson Scott 
1968 Krumbach Karen Clancy
1968 Salvati Carl 
1968 Whaley Marilyn Goodwin
1972 DeForrest John 
1972 Hale Steve 
1972 Veach Bob 
1973 Greasby Wade 
1973 Leeman Thomas 
1973 Sechrist Diana Ryan
1974 Baca Sarah Pearson
1974 Campbell Kurt 
1974 Carll Donna Johnson
1974 Cicalese James 
1974 Clendaniel Rick 
1974 Delgado Maria Delgado
1974 Dorman Janice Mastropaolo
1974 Park Duane 
1975 Dickey Gary 
1975 Hahlbeck Dale 
1975 Kobold Faye Cook
1975 McDonald Kathy Veria
1976 Bonett Aeron Baum
1976 Perez Diego 
1976 Redmond Jerry 
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1977 Kobold Rita Rosenthal
1977 Shatwell Marie Shuffield
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1978 Hunley Bill 
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1979 Grimes Petra Carlisle
1979 Mitchell Jeff 
1979 Williams Lori Roberts
1980 Brown Anthony 
1980 Swafford Gary 
1981 Buehler Dieter 
1981 Griffin Jennifer King
1981 Hargrave John 
1981 Moulton Ken 
1981 Smith Raymond 
1982 DeLeon Alex 
1982 O'Pry Cindy Barraza
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1983 Arnold Shirlene Utterback
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1998 Thedford Corey 
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2000 Boyle Kevin 
2000 Rodriguez Carmen Rodriguez
2001 Rivera Fabian 
2003 Alvaro Jose Gomez
2004 Coca Juan 
2004 Garcia Indira Garcia
Name: Ray Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 30, 2015, 8:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Mena, AR
No E-mail
Message: Hi John....Here is a story about one incident that occurred in my freshman year and concluded at the end of my senior year.. I wasn't much of a ladies man in high school, but I did have a crush on a pretty little blonde who was also a freshman.. It took me months of hand wringing to gather the nerve of asking to walk her home.. The first time I asked, she accepted.. Wow, I thought, what a lucky guy! Well, as luck would have it, we were half way to her house , me walking on air, when a kid ran up to us and told me, my best friend was in a fight with several guy, and I should go and help him out. I think that was my first big life decision to make, do I go help my buddy or stay with the gal.. In those days, being 13 years old the choice was already made, your buddies always came first.. So, off I go.. I arrived at the fight scene, there were several people watching, with about three guys ganging on my buddy.. The next thing I became aware of was Mack Baumgartner, (sp) of the Hawthorne Police Dept.. First guy he grabbed was me. The first words out of my mouth were " I didn't do anything, I'm just watching" The truth is, maybe I might have pushed someone? Anyway, off to the station for booking. Finally, a patrolman took me home about six o'clock, and the response of my folks and older brother is another story. Now the reason Sgt. Mack pulled me out of the crowd first, goes back to a situation at the Gunga Den just a couple of months prior to the above mentioned incident. Sgt. Mack and I had a run in, at a dance. I was in my macho demeanor and he was in his policeman mode. I was respectful in the confrontation, but somewhat arrogant. The last word the Sgt. said to me was, "Shelley we will meet again".. He knew what he was talking about! This story concluded when I enlisted in the service. All the papers were signed and I was ready to go as soon as I graduated. Well, a couple of days after turning in my paperwork, I received a letter from the recruiter stating I had an arrest record and a waver needed to be signed by the Hawthorne PD. So, off I go crawling into Sgt. Mack's office, for his help. By that time we were friends and he graciously granted my request. That's it John. I didn't mean to go on, and on, and on. After fifty- one years of marriage my wife calls me Windy, I keep reminding her my name is Ray.. I don't know why she does that?
Finally, someone has a story. Great Hawthorne story there Ray, thanks man.
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 29, 2015, 8:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Fellow Cougars - There will be a "Celebration of Life" for Al Geverink, Class of '60, on Thursday, February 5th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, 2610 S. Harbor Blvd., Channel Island Harbor (805) 984-2847. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (310) 266-7325
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 29, 2015, 4:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach
No E-mail
Message: John; I cant get to the track records on Cougartown. My computer keeps saying the link is broken?
I don't know Clark, it works for me.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 29, 2015, 1:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
No E-mail
Message: Does anyone else remember the rush to get to 1000 pages of Feedback? I see we are almost half way to 2000 pages. I'm sure there are stories that have yet to be shared here. I'd hope that the cobwebs haven't taken over everybody's brains and perhaps we'll reach another century mark on Cougartown. And, JB, I believe this is still the most outstanding HS alum site in the world. Is there anyone who can prove me wrong?
Hi Glenn, thanks for that and yes please tell us your stories of HHS and Hawthorne past. How about that high school sweety who dumped you for a Marine or that ticket you got out of because you gave the cop the moonie eyes. Come on Cougars, we are waiting.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 27, 2015, 11:42 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday, Sherry. It was great seeing you at the reunion. I hope we don't have to wait another 50 years!
Happy Birthday Sherry.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 27, 2015, 7:57 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
No E-mail
Message: I've got one to be added to the birthday list - me. Thank you, Sherry
Well Happy Birthday Sherry. Hope you have a great day. BTW you or anyone can add their Birthdate to the Birthday List by going to the Login Page, entering your user name and password and adding your birthdate. You can also add or change email addresses, find your dues status, add or update your mailing address, add, change, or delete married names, etc. If you've forgotten your user name and or password, email me and I will help. If you don't have a user name and password, get them by going to the alumni registration page. Hope this helps all in the future. It really is an uphill battle keeping all our email and address info up to date, people just forget to change it. So PLEASE, if your email and address info needs updating, do it yourself with your user name and password or ask me and I'll be glad to help.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 26, 2015, 10:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: San Jose CA
No E-mail
Message: What a surprise to open Cougartown this morning and read of Don Burns passing. Don and I skated at Westchester and Redondo Beach from the mid 50's. It was always great seeing and talking with him at all our CT events. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his friends and family.
Name: Mary Ann Walton-martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 26, 2015, 5:05 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
No E-mail
Message: Birthday wishes to fellow class mate, Russ Omey. Do you still get carded?
Happy Birthdat Russ
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 26, 2015, 4:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
No E-mail
Message: So sorry to hear about Don Burns. I enjoyed talking cars with him. He will be greatly missed.
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 25, 2015, 7:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: W. Covina
No E-mail
Message: I am saddened to hear about Don Burns passing. He was a great guy. He took care of all my lock needs. From time-to-time I would stop by and see him at his store when having lunch at Ming's restaurant in Bellflower just down the street from him. I will miss seeing him at the Cougartown events. RIP Don old Pal.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 25, 2015, 1:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Temecula
No E-mail
Message: Man, Don Burns, such a nice guy!!!! RIP Crow
I feel the same way.
Name: J D Haas LHS C/o '57 ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 25, 2015, 9:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Salem, Or
No E-mail
Message: Don Burns, A long time friend Leuzinger & Hawthorne passed away Jan. 22 '15.
Very sad news JD, Don was a good friend to me and a fun car guy. He will be missed. Thanks for the info and our sincerest condolences to you and the Burns family.
Name: Richard Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 24, 2015, 9:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1956
City & State: Simi Valley, CA
No E-mail
Message: John, I saw on the bulletin that Cruise night is planned for April 4th. Easter Sunday is April 5th and I'm sure a lot of Cougars will be traveling. I, for one would be there even on December 25th. But I cannot tell a lie, I wouldn't miss my 53rd wedding anniversary for anything, no matter how much I love Cougartown.....
Well thanks for that update, Richard. Cruise Night has been changed to March 28th and I know Joanie isn't old enough to have been married 53 years
Name: Stephanie Brito ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 24, 2015, 8:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Hall
Class: 1961
City & State: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
No E-mail
Message: John I looked at Feedback and saw the issue with AOL I went to spam folder and there was your email of Jan I declared it NOT SPAM and it went to my new mail and I read it and I like the email about new events....a good idea and now I just need to tell AOL that you are not you know how I do that? Thanks for all you do.
Hi Stephanie, I think adding my email address to your AOL address book used to work. I've been sending out Cougartown Happenings twice a year for about the last 5 years so you have been missing lots of stuff.
Name: Maureen "mo" Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 24, 2015, 2:04 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
No E-mail
Message: John, received your email (AOL) today, Saturday....MoMo
Thanks Maureen, I think they are off the AOL delay list now.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 24, 2015, 10:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, Oregon
No E-mail
Message: Cougar Happenings just happened here too John. Gloria only beat me to the punch because I read them Thanks..
Thanks Robin
Name: Gloria Valencia ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 24, 2015, 8:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas, Nv
No E-mail
Message: Just now got your email at AOL!
Thanks Gloria, I think the AOLers are just being delayed by 1 or 2 days.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 23, 2015, 9:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
No E-mail
Message: John: A few months ago you were wondering what happened to all the old trophies from the trophy cases. Last week I stopped to say hi to principal Newell and a quick walk revealed the old trophies sitting in Nyman Hall in the cardboard boxes we used to transport them back to Mark Newell. The new trophy cases in the Administration building are nearly full, mostly with band trophies from the past five years.
Good News Clark, thanks man. We'll find a place for them.
Name: Patricia Hydo ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 22, 2015, 11:18 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Lee
Class: 1964
City & State: Redondo Beach, Cal.

Message: Hey John, Just letting you know that this AOL user got the newsletter today. Thank you :)
Thank you Pat, it was sent on Wednesday to the class of 64. Any other AOLers receive their Cougartown Happenings email? There are 894 email addresses on the website and that is a big chunk of Cougars.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 22, 2015, 3:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: In sending out Cougartown Happenings emails to all on the alumni list, it seems no one with email addresses are receiving the email. If you have received it and have an aol email address, please let me know. Thanks
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 22, 2015, 10:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: Janice Bishop's '56 El Molino has appeared on Neat graphics, a mystery theme, class pictures of seniors only distinguish it.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 21, 2015, 8:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, GA.

Message: I Was A Teenage Werewolf is correct. His first TV appearance was on a show called Telephone Time.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2015, 7:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Michael Landon was also a loyal USC Trojan and threw the javelin on the USC track team. I hope everyone gets a chance to see " Unbroken" about another USC track man Louis Zamperini.
Read it and saw it..GREAT Movie. Also American Sniper is one of the very best I've seen. Of course the last movie I saw before these was Transformers, about 8 years ago with my grandson so not much of a critic.
Name: Mary Ann Walton-martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2015, 1:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: ashville AR

Message: I was a teenage vampire? Happy B-Day wishes to Ann Keeling!
Happy Birthday Ann
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2015, 10:07 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
City & State: Havasu Lake, Ca

Message: Michael Landon's first movie I think was I was a Teenage Werewolf?
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2015, 9:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Hey Dennis, interesting question. I'm not a big movie buff so I cheated and looked it up. Actually his first movie was an uncredited role as a poolroom kid in "These Wilder Days" starring James Cagney, 1956. (Alhough he had done some small T.V. roles in 1955). But I think the one you are going for is "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" 1957. Interesting that "...Werewolf" should be his first movie. He shares my birthday; October 31st...Halloween!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2015, 8:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: "I Was a Teenage Werewolf"? The fine character actor Whit Bissell is also in it. "The Blob" with Steve McQueen was at the Plaza about the same time.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2015, 8:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, GA.

Message: Before that John.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2015, 8:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Dennis.. I believe it could be- I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Fun special effects for an early movie.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 20, 2015, 5:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, GA.

Message: More movie trivia. What was Michael Landon's first movie?
Highway to Bonanza?
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 19, 2015, 7:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: Godzilla "ate" Tokyo, but only laid eggs in Madison Square Garden in New York. Or, at least the one we refer to as G.I.N.O. (Godzilla In Name Only).
Laid an egg kinda like Ali did against Fraser in the Garden in 71?
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 19, 2015, 5:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: Doesn't anyone here know their sci-fi? WOTW is not about Godzilla. It is those creepy goose-necked creatures with the heat rays that disintegrate people when they are struck by them. It is one of the creepiest sci-fis ever. L.A. was under attack and then the world, and not even bombs dropped by Flying Wings could penetrate their force fields. Finally, as people file into church to await the end, the Martian ships start crashing because the creatures could not withstand our viruses and bacteria and started dying off. WOTW was also the radio show where Orson Welles narrated the story and had half the country in a panic.
Now you ruined it for me
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 19, 2015, 3:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Wasn't that the Japanese movie where Godzilla ate New York???? (slow Monday)!
Yes I believe it was.
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 18, 2015, 8:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
City & State: Havasu Lake, Ca

Message: I thought it was the movie THEM:)
So did I
Name: Donald Scheliga ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 18, 2015, 8:07 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: W. Covina

Message: Armand, that would be "War Of The Worlds" First saw it at the Plaza Theater.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 17, 2015, 12:55 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: Escondido, Ca.
No E-mail
Message: I was having fun reading your posts
3 of us then
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 16, 2015, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: Ding-ding-ding!
Well at least you and I are having fun, Armand.
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 16, 2015, 3:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: Nope. No ants (or uncles) involved.
OK how about WOTW?
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 16, 2015, 1:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia

Message: MOVIE TRIVIA QUESTION: What 1950s science-fiction movie featured a YB-49 Flying Wing dropping an atomic bomb?
Well I think my ant Helen saw that ant she said she ant never gonna see it again.
Name: Doug Janda ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 15, 2015, 2:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1980
City & State: Gilbert, Az

Message: To the amazing Cougartown Family: My mother, a old time Hawthorne local passed away on Sunday, she was married to my Father who was a Hawthorne Mailman for 24 years. We lived on Gale Ave, down the street from Eucalyptus Park, we each went to St Joseph's Catholic School, my sister and oldest brother attended Saint Bernard High School, my brothers went to Lawndale High and I went to best school HAWTHORNE HIGH!!!!!! If anyone remembers my family it would be great to here from you. Here is the link about my Mom: Clara Mae Janda, 95, of Sun City, Arizona passed away January 11, 2015. She is survived by her daughter Diane (Ron), sons Dennis, Dale (Reesa), Duane, Darrell, Doug (Shawn), granddaughters Joy (Scott), Kimberly, Lauren, grandsons Jay (Krisha), Dale Jr (Brianna), Garrett, Cameron, great grandchildren Connor, Leah, Paige and Lily, brother & sister-in-laws Don & Dorothy Janda, sister-in-law Judy Janda, and many nieces and nephews. Clara was born in Zortman, Montana. She lived in Los Angeles and Hawthorne, CA for 47 years and moved to Sun City, AZ in 1990. She worked at North American Aviation as a bookkeeper where she met her husband. She married Bernard Janda in September 1945 until his untimely death in 1974. She returned to work at LAX Host International while raising 4 young sons. She was a devout Catholic and traveled to Rome, Lourdes, and Fatima. She was an excellent ballroom dancer, dancing to her favorites from the 40s. Her family and friends meant the world to her. She delighted in the holidays and events with family and friends the more, the merrier. No one had a bigger smile when she saw her loved ones. She will be greatly missed by all. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. with funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Menke Funeral Home Chapel, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arizona Hospice of the Valley
Hi Doug, Very sorry for your loss. Sounds like your Mom was a fun fun person who loved life and family. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 9:10 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Sweet Noreen Crotty Culley is having a birthday today - Many, happy, more Noreen!!
Hi Noreen, Happy Birthday to you!!
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 8:22 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido ca.
No E-mail
Message: Northrop YB-35 The Northrop YB-49 was a prototype jet-powered heavy bomber aircraft developed by Northrop Corporation shortly after World War II for service with the U.S. Air Force. The YB-49 featured a Flying Wing design and was a jet-powered development of the earlier, piston- engined Northrop XB-35 and YB-35. The two YB-49s actually built were both converted YB-35 test aircraft. The YB-49 never entered production, being passed over in favor of the more conventional Convair B-36 piston-driven design. Design work performed in the development of the YB-35 and YB-49 nonetheless proved to be valuable to Northrop decades later in the eventual development of the B-2 stealth bomber
Name: Lenora Puls ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 4:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Mills
Class: 1966
City & State: Murrieta, Ca

Message: I am so sorry to hear of Jim Fox's passing. Such a wonderful classmate.
Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 1:21 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
No E-mail
Message: I seem to remember a fence/shield that was built at the end of the runway on the Prairie Ave end to shield the street from the jet blasts. Probably because the runway was too short.
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 12:21 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA

Message: The definitive book on Northrop and the 'Wings' is Northrop Flying Wings. A History of Jack Northrop's Visionary Aircraft by Garry R. Pape with John M. Campbell (Schiffer Publishing Ltd. I got my copy at the Smithsonian Air Museum but it's probably available online as well. I remember someone saying that Northrop Field and Hawthorne Airport were separate fields with a street between them and the fences could be laid down allowing them to use the length of both runways. Gordon Bell hhs62 said he lived in Palmdale for a short while when his dad was there working on the Flying Wings.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 11:59 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to a favorite '62 classmate....Sue Smith. Hope you are having a great day.
Happy Birthday Sue
Name: Barney F McArdle ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 14, 2015, 10:18 am - HHS Time
Maiden: McArdle
Class: 1958
City & State: SAN ANTONIO

Message: Yep, I remember seeing those beautiful "Flying Wings" also there at the field. Those were the days.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2015, 8:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA

Message: Wow, what a great photo. It would be interesting to have more information on it. If that's Northrop Field (Hawthorne Airport), that's a mighty short field to fly those big babies in or out.
I remember them flying over our house on Cedar Av when I was about 5 years old. Lots and lots of noise and smoke.
Name: Harry Plotkin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2015, 4:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Harbor City, California

Message: Lillian- Lillian- Happy Birthday Love, Harry
Lillian- Happy Birthday Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday Lil
Name: Jim Suess ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2015, 3:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968

Message: Correction on the photo of the Northrop's flying wing bombers, they aren't YB-49's but are YB-35's. The description of the photo should be "Eleven YB-35s in various stages of completion outside the Northrop plant." Source ->
Thanks Jim
Name: Roger Richmond ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2015, 8:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Whitehall, MT

Message: Hello Mitch Bednarski: John Baker contacted me and said you were looking for me... I tried your email address, but it doesn't seem to work, so please try again. It has been along time since we were in the shadows of Eucalyptus school growing up.... Best wishes and look forward to hearing from you... Thanks, Roger
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 13, 2015, 4:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.

Message: I remember Stanley as a very nice and quiet guy. May he rest in peace.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 12, 2015, 10:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Cougar sighting. Not a classic like Linda and Judy but I seem to find all the young Cougars. I was having dinner tonight at the Olive Garden in Manhattan and struck up a conversation with the hostess. it was Giselle Morales HHS '12. I always find it interesting that the young Cougars have vastly different memories about high school in general. Giselle had our old campus for most of her time at HHS. When I drive by HHS nowadays and I think: "I know I went to Hawthorne High but that is my school only in name."
Hi Clark, no, that is your school. They've just updated it. Thanks for the sighting.
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 12, 2015, 6:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA

Message: Dear John, Happy New Year to all of Ctown. I hope we all had a Glorious Christmas. For the Class of 77 we have some Sad News. Our Classmate Bevan Feist has passed away. Here are the details for his service. Celebration of Life Service for Bevan Feist Saturday January 24th Our Condolences to his family. 10:00 AM Shepard of the Valley Lutheran Church 4191 Cochran St. Simi Valley, 93063
In lieu of flowers family encourages donations to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation
Rest in peace Bevan.
Name: Lillian Parra ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 12, 2015, 3:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
City & State: Havasu Lake, Ca

Message: The news of Jim Fox passing has me a little shaken I am remembering how the Fox family took me in as part of their family and treated me as one of their own. They uplifted me and encouraged me at a time I needed it most and got me back on track in a very positive way. Even though we lost touch for many years, when we finally found each other again, it was like no time was lost There was lots of laughter, hot chocolate and English muffins with marmalade at Chips, picnics on the beach, Oil painting classes with Caroline, wonderful dinners around their family table I could go on and on. They were a praying family so I know that we will reconnect in heaven Love you Mary, Del, Caroline, Charlie, and Jim. God bless your memory!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 12, 2015, 10:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA

Message: The '63 El Molino on shows Stanley George Duckworth on page 22. A search of the book reveals no other references. The yearbooks from '56 to '59 are the only gap between '53 and '88 on the website.
Thanks John
Name: Emily McIntyre ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 11, 2015, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo beach

Message: Hello. I'm Stanley G Duckworth's daughter. He passed away March 16th 2014. I would love it if anyone here knew him and had stories about him. He was an amazing father and I'd just like to hear more stories about him.
Emily, I think Stanley was in the class of 1963, kind of a little guy as I recall. I remember him from Hawthorne Intermediate but didn't really know him. Maybe others will have stories.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 11, 2015, 6:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: To the class of 66; just heard from Jim Fox's daughter that Jim passed away on Thursday. No plans have been made yet but as soon as they are, they'll be posted. Jim was a good friend and one of our very first Cougartowners. You will be missed, buddy.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 11, 2015, 1:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: Advice to all. Don't skip your annual flu shot. I almost always get it, but didn't for the past couple of years. Mistake. Just getting over the flu, with fever finally below 100. I hate needles but it is so much better to get the shot than the flu, even if the vaccine isn't perfect each year.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 10, 2015, 9:28 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Sutton
Class: 1967
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA

Message: It was really fun meeting Judy at CVS. For years she has been bringing laughter here to CT. And it was our white "rat" that Jeri Bailey and I named after Mr. Plotkin. We built a maze for the eighth grade science fair at Dana. Harry would wander through trying to find the cheese. The night before the fair my cat, Tom, ate Harry. Our exhibit was missing a crucial part! But we loved Mr. Plotkin (not algebra though, I am sorry to say).
The cat ate my homework. I used that a few times Thanks Linda.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 9, 2015, 12:20 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.

Message: I also want to wish Lee Ann Nixon a Happy Birthday. A very nice lady. I had the pleasure of sitting with her at our 50th class reunion.
Happy Birthday Lee Ann.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 8, 2015, 1:45 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Harbor City

Message: Cougar sighting: So, I'm down in Torrance getting my full body wax on special "Italian day." No Makeup, no hairdo, and inside thighs are still sticking together from remnant wax. (the girls know what I'm talking about) and stopped quickly at CVS where a very nice woman stopped me and said, "I know you from CT." It was Linda Dill. She mentioned Harry Plotkin and said that he was one of her favorite teachers, so much so that she once named a cat after him, Harry not Mr. Plotkin.) (are you laughing Harry??) Before leaving I started to whip out my cell to take a picture of her, but then I realized that she may want to take one of me in return, and then I'd have to kill her. There you have it.
Thanks Til, good one.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 7, 2015, 7:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: Happy Birthday to 1964's Lee Ann Nixon, we have known each other for over 68 years!
Happy Birthday Lee Ann. Have a great day.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 6, 2015, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks

Message: Gee John, I NEVER have trouble loading Cougartown on my computer - perhaps it's because I have you on SPEED DIAL!! BTW, you should call me. We are overdue for our lunch date. And Jan and Judy, rats, I didn't win the Disneyland tix - but I'm thrilled that the Post raised some dough! How much are you still short for the roof repair?
Sue darlin', 12 days to the VFW breakfast. Grab Poppy and Grampa Daryl and come on down. I'll buy. Yeah, that'll happen. I'll be out for lunch in about a week and thanks for checking in.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 6, 2015, 7:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: For a couple of months some of you, including me, have been having trouble getting connected to Cougartown pages. Either it takes 20 seconds or longer to load a page or won't load at all. After talking to tech support, we have been moved to another server so hopefully this irritating problem will be gone. Thanks all for your patience and understanding.
Name: Patricia Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2015, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: I was thrilled to win second place in the drawing, but I promise to come and use the gift cert in LA rather than NY! I was even more thrilled that a decent amount of money was raised for the roof and hope that it covers most of the expenses.
Congratulations PAT!!
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2015, 8:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Happy Birthday to Ron Householder HHS59, Shirley Roy HHS62, and Lillian Parra HHS63, 3 of my favorite Cougars. Hope you all have a fun day today.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 3, 2015, 11:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA

Message: The results are in for the VFW fundraiser: Disneyland tickets went to Jennifer Smythe, Hawthorne alumni. Second place went to Hawthorne alumni Pat Kavanaugh Bagby; third and fourth place to VFW members Chuck Reilly and Javier Acevedo. Congratulations to our winners and congratulations to all who participated - you helped the VFW raise over eight hundred dollars for our much needed roof and ceiling repairs. Thank you all who supported our Post. Next up: a casino bus trip in early March. Flyer to follow. Hope to see many of you at our January breakfast...and our bus trip!
Congratulations to the winners!!
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2015, 7:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Harbor City, CA

Message: Cougars....there's twenty-five hours left to enter our VFW fundraiser to help us repair our roof. The drawing for four Disneyland park-hopper tickets - valued at $600 - will take place tomorrow night - Friday night - at 8:30. You still have time to call me at 310-891-2375 and tell us how many tickets you want...and I will hold you to getting your check in the mail. However, calling me at home will end tomorrow at 3:30pm, then I'm off to help out at bingo. Then you have to call the Post to buy your tickets. Thanks to those who have called us for tickets and sent in their money. It's not too late to help us out. See the banner at the top of the Feedback page and check out our flyer. Happy New Year to all of you. May 2015 be your best year ever!
I was kinda hoping 2055 would be my best year ever.