"When we light our menorahs, we must look closely at those tiny
flames and contemplate the world of potential. Where others see darkness, we
are called to see light. We need to look at our children, look beyond the
problems and the quarrels, and see potential. We need to look at one
another, beyond the faults and the foibles, and see potential.."
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
The holidays are all winding down a bit now. I hope you found them joyful!
GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:
1. Tim Rogers (Hampton HS - '66) - 01/01/06:
Thanks for signing, Tim! Shall we add you to our somewhat misnamed Alumni List?
From my niece Shari of VA - 01/01/06 - "Happy New Year !"
Turn on sound
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
COOL!!! Thanks, Shari!
From Tim Rogers (Hampton HS - '66) - 01/01/06 - "Great Site":
I just found your NNHS site and it is GREAT!!!
First let me introduce myself, I am Tim Rogers and grew-up in the Wythe section of Hampton. I graduated class of 66@HHS. I got around a fair amount as a pre-teen and a teen, so let me help you out.
Sammy's was Sammy's Confectionery, in the 2200 block of Chestnut Avenue. I took trumpet lessons from him in the back of his store in 1959. Next door was William's Grocery.
The picture shown is of ABC television. The Rendezvous was to the left of that picture. Don't
throw away the picture of ABC television because in 1958 the building was Chicken Delight. They had a saying "Don't cook tonight, call Chicken Delight" and they would deliver! Back to the Rendezvous, as of Dec. 2005 the building is still there as a church/meeting place.
(3) Red's Pier:
Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) asked who stole the pig in 1963. Having
knowledge of the third kind (I was in the getaway car) and as Virginia has no Statute of Limitation on a felony, (I think the pig was worth $25 back then but the pig was returned the day of the Turkey game from the Hampton side). I was asked not to give the names of those involved, but to say they were from Wythe. I will tell how it was done.
A couple of days before the game some Wythe boys went to Red's Pier claiming to be from the NNHS newspaper and wanting to get some pictures of the pig. This was a well-planned mission as at least (one) operative was wearing a Newport News letter sweater. I won't say where the sweater came from as I can't remember if he was wearing the sweater during the mission or if that person knew anything about the mission. Anyway, they saw their chance and took it!! There were a lot of steps from the shack to the parking lot. The pig was kept in a large empty toy box until the day of the game. I hope PETA doesn't hear about it. So there you have it, The Great Pignapping as best as I can remember.
WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Tim!
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS '65) - of FL - 01/01/06:
Kathy (Pilgrim) Clark ('63) (of VA) ........thanks so much for
helping me remember the building across Mercury from the Air and Space
Park. My son was young then, and my memory has grown old. And, of
course, there was the Indian village, hence the Thanksgiving play with
pilgrims and Indians. Duh! on me. I'm not sure I ever went inside that
building, though. I have visited the Hampton History Museum twice
(next to where Leggett's used to be). I thoroughly enjoyed it.
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of (GASP!) AL - 01/01/06 - "new email ":
Happy New Year !!
Carol, please change my email address effective today to: email@example.com...
and our new home address is:
4726 Saddle Ridge Drive, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763, 256-533-1506.. (my cell number currently is: 757-869-4180, this will change sometime in January to a AL 256 number)
YES......that is correct, we moved to Northern AL, on Dec 10th. ( Owens Cross Roads is a suburb of Huntsville.)
It is okay for you to post this information on the web site,
We look forward to many happy years here in AL and an open invitation is issued for guest.
Tom was born and raised in Newport News, and I came to Newport News at about the age of 15, so Newport News was home to us. We had visited Huntsville and Guntersville, AL for many years and fell in love with the location and scenery.
We have family in Guntersville, and Nashville (which is 2 hours away), so we did not completely desert our families.
All our best to all the Typhoons and Crabbers for a happy and healthy New Year.
Congratulations on your new home, Susie! Even though I personally am aghast that y'all willingly and voluntarily left "the sacred soil of Virginia", sometimes you just have to follow your heart. I hope you and Tom will be very happy there! Happy New Year!
From Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 01/01/06:
|Happy new year, Carol.
The answer to your question is very simple. I was "Freddie" through elementary school & changed to "Frank" once I came to NNHS. Those few who knew me before eighth grade called me "Freddie" (some still do), and most others call me Frank. I stopped fighting the name war over thirty years ago. Some of my daughter's friends call me "Ralph."
Ralph. Of course.
Thanks, Frank! Happy New Year!
From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 01/02/06:
BACK TO THE FRANK / FREDDIE THING:
MY DAUGHTER-IN-LAW HAS BEEN WORKING FOR JONES, BLECHMAN, WOLTZ AND KELLY FOR ABOUT TWENTY YEARS. IS THAT FRANK FREDDIE'S DAD OR UNCLE ?
Yes, ma'am, that certainly would be the law firm which Frank's father joined back in 1926:
FREDDIE ('65 - of Northern VA), BARBARA SALKEN ('65), DAVID NORSWORTHY ('65 - of VA), GEORGE FENIGSOHN ('65 - of VA) AND I ALL WENT TO HILTON SCHOOL AND I REMEMBER FREDDIE TELLING ME THAT ALL HE LEARNED THERE WAS TO MAKE SALT MAPS, WELL HE SURE WAS SMART. THEY WERE ALL REAL SMART, SO THEY MUST HAVE GOTTEN SOMETHING OUT OF HILTON, OR MAYBE THEY GOT SMART AFTER THEY GOT TO NNHS.
I never really knew David, but I shared many classes with the other three, and they astounded me on a regular basis with their brilliance. I personally think they were born that way.......
I REALLY HATE THAT I DIDN'T KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEM.
Well, except for Barbara (and I personally had to go to bed for two days with the covers pulled over my head, sucking my thumb five years ago when Frank told me she had passed away in '96), here's your golden opportunity. Frank and George are both on our Alumni List, and their email addies are both published on the Contact Page:
George can be found right in your phone book.
Five years ago, when David's father passed away, he was living in Powhattan:
Email them. Call them. Get back in touch!
WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AT HILTON, KICKING
THE BALL INTO THE RIVER AND WATCHING DEWEY THE JANITOR GO AFTER IT
WITH A BAMBOO POLE. HE NEVER GOT MAD AT US.
YOU A PICTURE OF MADDY, MY GRANDDAUGHTER. I AM LEARNING TO DO THIS
ON THE COMPUTER; WILL SEND GRANDSON LATER.
Ohhh, what a beautiful young girl she is! Thanks, Jamey!
From Me ('65) of NC - 01/02/06:
Jamey, you invoked the magic "GRANDCHILD" word. Well, what could I
do?!? WILD GIGGLES!!! These images just
arrived of (#2 son)
Brent and Bethany's five children taken in front of (#3 son)
Randolph and Brandy's gorgeous blue and silver Christmas tree
|Christmas Morning, Sunday, December 25, 2005 - Edwardsville, IL|
I think somebody should kiss those people for me.........
From my friend Judy of IL - 01/02/06 - "Birthday Calculator":
This is too cool.
OOOH, such fun! Thanks, Jude!
I don't believe I
posted any of today's input where it belongs, but I have the feeling I'm going
interrupted at any second, and wanted to finish the Newsletter first.
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."
The Latke Song
"The Latke Song" midi courtesy of http://www.stuwo.at/user/feldmann/rnj.html - 01/02/06
Animated Menorah Lighting clip art courtesy of http://www.caryn.com/holiday/holiday-Hsongs.html- 01/02/06
Lighting Smiley used to form Divider Line courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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