Hawthorne Happenings May 11, 2017

News for the City of Good Neighbors from an Old Guy named Norb Huber

Some Things Never Change
“The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr was a French teacher and author who first coined this term many years ago.  You may question whether this phrase could possibly be true these days with all the changes and advancements in technology that we have seen in the last five or ten years. I argue that it still holds true.  There are some absolute truths that never change.  Our employment or living conditions may change.  Our surroundings or emotional outlook may change, but some things never change.  No matter how complicated and sophicated our lives can get, the love of our families remains a constant true value. We all long to be loved.  We need others.  God has put us in relationships to love and care for one another.  This truth became real clear this past week as my eldest daughter, son-in-law, and our two grandkids made the decision to move to Northern California in about a month as they have accepted new jobs up in Roseville, CA.  We will be seperated by miles but the love my wife and I have for our grandkids will remain.  Isn’t it true that no amount of money can ever replace the joy of seeing our kids and grandkids grow up and experience life?  Sometimes we get so busy that we miss the very simple things in life that means so much, like a three year old grandson saying, “Papa watch me”, or “Happy Birthday Papa”.  Some of those moments only occur once in our lifetime. We will be reminded of this truth this Sunday as we show our appreciation and love to our mothers. The love between mother and child is a “no changer”.  Everything around us may be changing, but the love we share with our families and the love that God has for us never changes.  Those truths will never change, they will remain the same forever.   

*** Historical Society Meeting Tonight ***
The Hawthorne Historical Society will be meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Hawthorne Police Department’s community room.  Anyone that is interested in Hawthorne and building civic pride is encouraged to attend. 

 Hall of Fame Banquet - Friday, May 19th
It’s not too late to grab a ticket to attend the Hawthorne Historical Society’s annual Hawthorne Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, May 19th at the Ayres Hotel.  The deadline to reserve a seat is this coming Monday, May 15th. Please call 310-292-6714 if you need more information. The 2017 inductees include: Mr. John Baker, founder of “Cougartown.com”, Don McIntire, long-time community volunteer, city employee and friend to many, the 100 year-old Woman’s Club of Hawthorne, Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros, longtime resident of Hawthorne, was a circus performer/entertainer and stuntman and is best remembered as a performer with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and for his role in the NBC sitcom ALF. He was 2 feet 9 inches (84 cm) tall. The shortest street in Hawthorne is named after him. Eddings Brothers has been selected as the business honoree for their long time service to the community.

Run Hawthorne or at least Walk
This Saturday is the day for Hawthorne kids and adults to get some good exercise.  The Hawthorne 5K run/walk and Health Fair sponsored by the Hawthorne Education Foundation will be held this Saturday, May 13th at 9 a.m. The race will begin out on the high school baseball diamond located on the north end of the school on 126th Street. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

 Community K9 Dinner
The Hawthorne Presidents Council presents their spring community dinner that goes to support the Hawthorne Police Department’s K9 Unit.  The dinner will be held on Thursday, May 25 starting at 5 p.m. at the Memorial Center, located at 3901 W. El Segundo Blvd.  Make sure you are there by 6:15 p.m. or you may not get any chicken.  The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

 Golf Champion
Congratulations to one of my longtime friends and neighbors, Rev. Charlie Carlson. Pastor Carlson, who recently retired from his 50 year plus ministry that included many years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawthorne, won the match play championship at Sea-Air Golf Course in Torrance recently.  Holy Cow! The good Lord must have been on his side when he sank a long putt to win on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff.  

 8th Annual Pancake Breakfast for Holly Park
The Holly Park Homeowners Association will be holding their annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 17th from 8a.m to12noon at Olivet Lutheran Church in Hawthorne.  Breakfast is $5 and all proceeds will go to their scholarship fund.

 Contact email: norbhuber@gmail.com