01/08/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time,
but it ain't goin' away."
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
You didn't forget the significance of this day, didja?!? Today, of course, would have been Elvis' 72nd Birthday. These may interest you:
http://www.elvis.com - the official site
http://www.ibiblio.org/elvis/elvishom.html - the unofficial site
And speaking of birthdays, a very special Happy Birthday today to the following:
08 - Mrs.
Wilma Salmon Robinson of VA
08 - Joan Burcher Green ('57)
08 - Sonja Settles Allen ('57)
08 - Patricia Branch Coltrane ('57)
Many Happy Returns to you all!
From Lee Cook ('66) of PA - Phone Call of 01/05/06:
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Trudy Purdy ('67)? I escorted her to her Senior Prom.
Well, I don't, Lee, but someone surely might!
Speaking of the Class of 1967, has anyone heard any rumblings about their 40-Year Reunion?!?
|Fall of 1966|
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/05/07 - "A HOLIDAY OFFER FOR ALL TYPHOONS":
I know that there were
many members of the Class of 1964 who were unable to attend the 40th Year
Reunion in 2004 and who did not receive a copy of the Old Rustier Anchor
(2004). I suspect that there are members of the classes which preceded and
followed the Class of 1964, who may be curious about the lives of their
friends. For those who may not know, The Old Rustier Anchor is the compilation
of photos and remarks by members of the Class of 1964. A version has been
published at every reunion (1974, 1984, 1994, 1999, and 2004.)
I am pleased to offer (at no charge) the Microsoft WORD version of the Old Rustier Anchor (2004) to anyone who requests it. This is the Master file from which the printer created the booklets we distributed at the 2004 reunion.
It is a 24 page, 9 MB file (due to images) which I would attach to an e-mail. If anyone is interested, simply send an e-mail to < >. Please let me know if you are unable to receive large attached files due to spam filters, etc., and I will make other arrangements.
What a wonderful opportunity you've provided for everyone, David! Thank you so much!
So that no one will miss it, I'll carry this offer in the next several Newsletters, and I've posted it on TYPHOONMART, as well:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-rustier-anchor-2004.html - brand new page
Thanks again, Captain!
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 01/06/07:
RE - From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/04/06 - "Do I Creep You Out? ((FUNNY))":
I'm sure you'll get plenty of replies, but Weird Al's song parodies American Idol Taylor Hicks' song, "Do I Make You Proud?"
AHA!!! Actually, yours is the only one on this subject, Gloria, but thanks for solving that mystery for us!
From Randy Tate ('66) of DE - 01/06/07 - "A good funny!!":
WILD GIGGLES!!! I love it! Thanks, Sweetie!
From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 01/06/06 - "NNHS DINNER MEETING JANUARY":
This is a reminder of our January meeting at County Grill, 6:30 pm, Jan. 9th. County Grill is on Rt. 17, just across the NN Line into York County. If you need directions, I will send you more details. We really need as many folks as possible. There are only 7-1/2 months until the next reunion and we need help and input into all that we need to do and want to do with this great reunion.
Please join us.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world". -Ghandi
Friends are Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly
Thank you, Brenda! I've posted this reminder on both the front page and on your Reunion Page:
I do hope you have a good turn out. I wish I could be with you; I always had such a great time crashing your reunion planning meetings!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC to Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/06/07 - "Pat Conroy Book":
Conroy is one of my favorite authors. That preview that you quoted in the 1/5 newsletter may be an old one, unless he's coming out with a sequel to the book?? I read My Losing Season a couple of years back -- I think it came out in 2001 or 2002, and it's also now out in paperback. It's a great read, by the way.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/06/07 - "RE: Pat Conroy Book":
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/07/07 - "Follow up to clarification; "My Losing Season" by Pat Conroy.":
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 01/07/07 - "Small world department":
WOWZERS! There ya go, Sweetie-Pies! Go read a good book!
Thanks Joe and Ron!
From Tom Oxner ('65) of AR - 01/06/07 - "Back from Vacation":
We returned very early this morning (Saturday, January 6, 2007) from our annual family ski trip to Copper Mountain, CO. We had a great time and the weather was wonderful! The temperature was mild and there was enough snow. We skied for three days and had a great time.
Beginning in September, I have been training with the fellows in my running group who plan to run the Little Rock marathon (I have been running consistently since 1972, but have never run a marathon). We have been running 30-35 miles per week with the longest run in the 12-16 mile range. I could really tell a difference while we were skiing. My son, Luke (13), usually has to wait for me to rest on the long downhill runs. He had to wait very little this year.
Since we drove to Copper Mountain, we were concerned about the road conditions. We managed to come in after the second big storm of the season and leave just as the third storm (much smaller) was coming in. I have never seen so much snow in western KS and eastern CO! The kids must go back to school next week and Karen and I have to prepare for the beginning of a new semester. The ski vacation is a great break and is probably our favorite vacation.
I hope all of you are off to a great start for the new year (when we were at NNHS, who ever though we would live to see the year 2007?).
Tom Oxner - Class of 1965
Transplanted in Conway, AR
P.S. I was glad to see Marcus Higgins ('65 - of AZ) has joined our group. We used to hang around some while we were at NNHS.
WOWZERONI! That's quite impressive, Tom! Congratulations! And I'm glad you had such a great vacation!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/06/07 (as he returned a couple of "forwards" to me):
As per my New Year's Resolution please find enclosed another chain letter, as promised!
Wayne Honey, you're a hoot!I still think that's a very unusual resolution. But just so that my own resolutions would not be so boring this year, in addition to my usual "better time management", "better housekeeping", "getting more exercise", and "losing 50 pounds or so", I added one called "humming a few bars of a song during every yawn". I must say I'm doing better at keeping that one than I seem to be doing with the other four, and it's far more entertaining. I've found that "Oh, Shenandoah" seems to be well suited to this purpose..
Thanks again, Wayne Honey!
From One of my Famous Marines - Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 01/07/07 - "Dear Carol, A chuckle a day keeps the Doctor away":
I am always looking for something to laugh about, I thought you should see this cartoon. ~~~ I hope you and your family are well, The unusual weather inmakes it very easy to catch cold and I have caught a chest cold. I went to my doctor and he is very good, He asked me if I ever had this before and I said yes.
He said, "Well, Herb, YOU GOT IT AGAIN."
It's a good thing I have Insurance.
More nonsense later, Your Friend, Herbie
Herbie Darlin'!!! You're not "posta" get sick!!! I certainly hope you're feeling better soon!I don't think a batch of my famous chicken soup would still be any good by the time it reached you!
And, oh - your cartoon didn't arrive for some reason. It must've fallen prey to your germs....Thanks anyway, Sweetie!
From Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of Northern VA - 01/07/07 - "Buckroe Beach":
I saw mention of Buckroe in the Spider Man newsletter (1/05/07). Here are some images that might be of interest. The first image is of two tickets left over from long ago years for rides in the amusement park. The other shows stores that lined the boardwalk. The roller coaster is visible in the background over the stores. The people in the picture are my sisters, me, and our mother. My sister, Joanne, Class of 1962, is on the left eating a candy apple. I am in the middle, also eating a candy apple, and my sister, Rose, Class of 1960, is on the right, next to our mother, finishing cotton candy. A fifth unidentified person was apparently behind my mother, but the camera caught only her feet.
Then I found another picture of the store fronts on the Boardwalk at Buckroe. My sister, Rose, (Class of 1962) is crossing the street to the beach with her cotton candy. My guess is that the pictures of the Buckroe storefronts were probably taken around 1955, maybe 1954.
Hope everyone enjoys these pictures.
Aretie Gallins Patterson.
Enjoys them?!? OH, yeah! These are priceless treasures, Aretie, especially for those of us who had forgotten the richness of detail which you always recall with such clarity! Thank you so very much!
As soon as I viewed them, I sent them to Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA), and then took a nap. While I slept, I finally realized how I wanted to display them - and a plethora of other such images that I've received in recent months. The answer was an obvious choice, but it had somehow deluded me all this time, so here we have it - almost:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-vintage-pers.html - brand new page - IN PROCESS
Thank you again, Aretie!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/07/07 - " Aretie Gallins Patterson's ('59) of Northern VA Images of Buckroe Beach":
WOW!!! Those certainly capture the moment.
You can almost taste the hot dogs and french fries they sell ....
(with apologies to The Drifters)
I bet you get some great comments when you post them.
I just did! Thanks, David!
12/31/06 - but inexplicably not arriving until 01/07/07 - "Happy New Year!":
Happy New Year!!!!! Got a question. Who do I send my new address to ? Wouldn't want to miss any info on any parties. Ha!!
Hi, Randy! For unknown reasons, your note took a full week to reach me, having just landed in my email within the last hour or so... I thought it was coming from your new email addie, but this is the same one I've been using.
From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 01/08/07 - "REMINDER: BUCKROE MEETINGS":
From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 01/07/07:
I apologize for sending you a reminder about the three upcoming important meetings in January about Buckroe's Lots B. However, as pointed out in the earlier e-mail, it is most critical for as many warm bodies as possible to show up at each of the following meetings in Hampton's City Hall Building, 8th Floor.
WOWZERS!!! Thank you, Karen - and Sandra!
Please, y'all - try to attend those meetings if you possibly can!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/07/07 - "Hey Girl...":
Are you okay? I get a little nervous when I do not see anything from you. Hope you are all right. We are still having summer weather but they say winter is coming on Wednesday. Our Patriots won today which makes all of Yankeeland happy...they were in good form and on tonext week. I have been "undecorating"...is that a word? Tree went bye bye today. Always makes me a little sad but then if we left the decorations up all year I guess it would not be special...
I came across a wonderful book last week in Barnes & Noble entitled "When God Winks at You" by Squire Rushnell. It is VERY POWERFUL AND GUARANTEED TO GET YOU OUT OF THE DOLDRUMS. He was instrumental in the creation of many children's tv programs such as Conjunction Junction and also was instrumental in the creation of Good Morning America. It is an absolutely delightful book about the coincidences in our lives (which aren't). I highly recommend it.
Well, Jean, "okay" is such a relative term....
I'm still breathing!
This book sounds wonderful also! Thanks, Lady!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/08/07 - "Friends and Money":
Thank you, Wayne Honey!
Of course, I do have that $3.98 in the bank, and a few quarters here in a jar, and soon I'll be able to file the taxes (which ought to provide some sort of refund), and (being Monday), today's mail has not yet arrived. So it could be worse.
But with a (very) red face, I truly do appreciate your intercession. You are my hero.
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007
at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.
Suites will be available that will include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -01/07/07:
NNHS Class of 1957
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.
More details to follow!
The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,
Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.
The Noble Gathering
More details to
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/02/06 - "Why People Move South" (#4 in a series of 11):
WHY PEOPLE MOVE SOUTH!
Oh, how delightful! Actually, I really do miss the snow.....
|Any More Questions?|
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOON FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Love Me Tender
Words by Vera Matson
(Elvis Presley, 1956)
Love me tender,
Love me sweet,
Never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
And I love you so.
Love me tender,
Love me true,
All my dreams fulfilled.
For my darliní I love you,
And I always will.
Love me tender,
Love me long,
Take me to your heart.
For itís there that I belong,
And weíll never part.
Love me tender,
Love me dear,
Tell me you are mine.
Iíll be yours through all the years,
Till the end of time.
(When at last my dreams come true
Darling this I know
Happiness will follow you
Everywhere you go).
Tender" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/07/05
"Love Me Tender" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/e/elvis-presley/49149.html - 01/07/05
First Elvis Image courtesy of http://www.fiftiesweb.com/elvis.htm - 01/07/05
Second Elvis Image courtesy of http://www.buy-images.com/3c-Elvis-Presley.html - 08/06/04 - I think....
Musical Bar clip art courtesy of http://clipart-darktreasures.com/Clip_Art/ClipArtMusicSheetMusic.htm - 02/05/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the
South Pacific during WWII.
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
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