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01/11/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Under the Boardwalk

Sunday, June 26, 1949

Sunday, June 26, 1949

 "More than any other, this boardwalk brings back that exhilarating teenage sense of summer-vacation freedom and possibility.
Throbbing with energy day and night, fueled by Thrasher's fries soaked in vinegar (a true delicacy), the 'walk' features
cool reversible benches that flip back and forth, depending on whether you want to gaze at the Atlantic Ocean
or the passing parade along the boardwalk itself."

- Steve Millburg

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme is a natural for today, as will hopefully become evident.... (And no, Steve Millburg is not actually describing the boardwalk at Buckroe Beach...)

   I'm in a bit of a bind at the moment, because I'm running a low-grade fever.  At such times, the safest thing for me to do is to "lay low", because I never know what's going to come out of my mouth, let alone my fingertips, and the damage control usually runs pretty steep.  On the other hand, I have some time-sensitive material to impart, so I'm going to risk it.  So if y'all will please cut me some slack here, I'd appreciate it.  When you get to a section I wrote and think to yourself, "WHAT DID SHE SAY?!?", just stop and say, "PORE THANG!  SHE DON'T KNOW WHUT SHE'S SAYIN', BUT SHE TRIED!"

   Thanks!


BIRTHDAYS:

  Is this a record number of birthdays for one day?!?

11 - Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) of NC - 1932 (deceased  - 05/07/05)
11 - Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 1947
11 - Ron Haney ('65) of VA - 1947
11 - Ron Smith ('65) of VA - 1947
11 -  Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html


From Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA - 01/10/07:

Carol,

I know there are a couple of Typhoons out there who will reprimand me soundly for not giving you my birthday. So....please add it to your list for January 11.

Thank you again for all you do for all of us. You are a blessing!

Barbara Dye Hensley
Class of '69

   Well, JA, Lady!   I added you now, but how many days did we miss saying Happy Birthday to you?!?  GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Barbara!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html


  From Me ('65) of NC - 01/09/07:

 

    Does anyone know the current whereabouts of Phillip Hoffman ('62)?  Ten years ago, Phil was in San Diego, but we'd like some contact information for him, if anyone knows.  Thanks!

Phillip Hoffman  
Fall of 1961


  From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 01/09/07 - "BUCKROE.......":

Carol:

Happy New Year to you and everyone.

Here are some more pictures of Buckroe that were sent to me. They cover a long span of time as you can see by the bathing suits.

I don't think I listed my birthday when I joined but it was Jan. 22,1939.

Keep up the good work, but take some time to enjoy yourself also.

Bruce Sims 1956

   Thanks, Bruce!  I added your birthday to the page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

   And now (DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!) I'm happy to announce that after a full month since I first received them from a long listing of all you wonderful Sweetie-Pies, I've finally finished saving, processing, and posting those 24 fabulous images on the new page - "Vintage Personal Photos and Memories" - created just for such a purpose.  Rather than repeat them here, just jump to the page and check them out.  Try to keep from drooling on your keyboards, please.  It's bad for the equipment.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-A-B.html

               http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-vintage-pers.html - TA-DAH!!!

               http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-beach.html - still holds the "professional" images - largely postcards - plus more recent personal snapshots

               http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-BW.html - still holds The Library of Virginia images which were discovered and shared by    Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/26/03.

   I have a nasty feeling I inadvertently omitted someone's name from the list of all of y'all who sent me those precious old photos.  Sooner or later, I'll catch that error, but meanwhile, if you don't see your name listed in the "credits" following the pictures, please drop me a subtle note saying something like, "HEY!!!  What about ME?!?"

   Thanks again, Bruce (and all of the rest of y'all)!   I wasn't stalling or trying to ignore those shots.  I just really, really didn't have the time until now, and I was also lacking the vision of their display until this week.


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 01/10/07 - "Dear Carol, Dear Carol, Discontent in AMERICA":

Dear Carol,
 
Every now and then all Americans need a little reminder about how fortunate we are to live in the Greatest Country on Earth. I received this E-Mail and I thought I would share it with you.

Your Friend, Herbie
 

The Newsweek poll alleges that 67% of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69% of the country is unhappy with the performance of the president. In essence 2/3 of the citizenry just ain't happy and want a change.

So being the knuckle dragger I am, I starting thinking, ''What we are so unhappy about?''

Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter? Could it be that 95.4% of these unhappy folks have a job? Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?

Maybe it is the ability to drive from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state? Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter? I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all involved. Whether you are rich or poor they treat your wounds and even, if necessary, send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

Perhaps you are one of the 70% of Americans who own a home, you may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of having a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family and your belongings. Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes; an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90% of teenagers own cell phones and computers.

How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world? Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks unhappy.

Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31% approval rating? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled brats safe from terrorist attacks? The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me?

Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases have died for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go. They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a ''general'' discharge, an ''other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a ''dishonorable'' discharge after a few days in the brig.

So why then the flat out discontentment in the minds of 67% of Americans? Say what you want but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds, it leads, and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer what sells. Just ask why they were going to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book and do a TV special about how he didn't kill his wife but if he did, how he would do it .  Insane!

Stop buying the negative venom you are fed everyday by the media. Shut off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a country. There is exponentially more good than bad.

I close with one of my favorite quotes from B.C. Forbes in 1953:

''What have Americans to be thankful for? More than any other people on the earth, we enjoy complete religious freedom, political freedom, social freedom. Our liberties are sacredly safeguarded by the Constitution of the United States, 'the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.' Yes, we Americans of today have been bequeathed a noble heritage. Let us pray that we may hand it down unsullied to our children and theirs.''

I suggest we sit back and count our blessings for all we have. If we don't, what we have will be taken away. Then we will have to explain to future generations why we squandered such blessing and abundance. If we are not careful this generation will be known as the ''greediest and most ungrateful generation.'' A far cry from the proud Americans of the ''greatest generation'' who left us an untarnished legacy.

   Thank you so much for this priceless reminder, Herbie Darlin!  


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/10/07 - "dancer-ice-n-snow-time lapse":

Have a great day,
                         Shari 
 
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http://livedigital.com/content/1385510/
Funny dancer.

   "Funny?!?"  It this clip doesn't make you laugh out loud and instantly feel good, please let me know!!!

 
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http://www.iftk.com.br/wordpress/chinese-international-ice-and-snow-festival/
Chinese ice and snow festival.

   WOWZERS!!!

 
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http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/06/12/18/

Time lapse of a parking lot.
I think this is a Dutch parking lot and pictures were taken every 10 seconds.

   COOL!

 
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One night while I was cat-sitting my daughter's indoor feline, it escaped outside. When it failed to return the following morning, I found the beast clinging to a branch about 30 feet up in a spindly tree. Unable to lure it down,  I called the fire department.  

"We don't do that anymore," the woman dispatcher said. When  I persisted, she was polite but firm. "The cat will come   down when it gets hungry enough."  

How do you know that?" I asked.  

"Have you ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree?" she said.  

Two hours later the cat was back, looking for breakfast.

   Thanks, Shari!!! 


  From Janice McCain Rose of VA - 01/10/07 - "Some things to Ponder in '07":

Some things to ponder

1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

3. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

9. Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.

11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM. It could be a right number.

13. Think about this..., No one ever says "It's only a game." when his team is winning.

14. I've reached the age where the happy hour is a nap.

15. Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.

16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

17. Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of OLD LADIES running around with tattoos? (And RAP music will be the Golden Oldies!)

18. Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.

19. After a certain age, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead.

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Janice!


  From Randy Tate ('66) of DA - 01/10/07 - "Great to speak with you ...":

Hi Carol,
 
It was great speaking with you yesterday, and I will pass on the suggested hosting web sites to Ed for his class reunion. 

It is miserably cold here today, maybe better in your neck of the woods? 

One thing I forgot to tell you yesterday was regarding the reunion and the "Lifetouch" reunion photograph booklet we received.  I was really disappointed to see that it was black and white photos and pretty dark as well.  I had expected at least color photos, since these folks specialize in church directories and ours are always color.  The photos you posted that we all shared were MUCH better!  So thanks again for all your hard work on the web site and it is another example of how helpful it is to us all - and much appreciated.

 
Best Regards to you and    Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC),
 
Randy and Linda 

   Thanks so much, Randy Darlin'! And thanks for the call, too!


From Bob Cook ('67) of VA - 01/10/07:

Carol,
I would like to add my e-mail address to those listed in the web site.  Also, my brother,    Lee Cook, would like his added too.  Can you please add them for me?
 
Bob Cook ('67):  rcook185@cox.net
Lee Cook ('66):  cleecook@cox.net
 
 
Bob Cook

   Thanks, Bobby!     I'm working on this.  First I "moved" Lee back to Pennsylvania, even though I ever and always want to place him in VA....

   Then I added his addie to the Contact Page for the Class of 1966.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-ALL.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1966.html

   No such page yet exists for the Class of 1967, so I added your addie to the Alumni Page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html

   If I haven't already done it by the time you read this, I'll be scanning in both your pictures for this page as well. 

   Thanks again, and take care!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/10/07 - "Very informative site!":

http://www.smart-kit.com/s60/brain-enhancement-basics-how-to-massively-stimulate-the-growth-of-new-brain-cells//

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Shari!


  From Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA - 01/01007 - "NNHS 65 website":

Hi again, Carol!

First of all, thank you for mentioning the Old Stomping Grounds page on your website, which is my favorite of all! I've perused that site time & time again. I'm so grateful that you never throw anything away. (Newcomers to this site should take note -- Our Old Stomping Grounds is a FABULOUS archive that should win some kind of prize!!)

   Thank you, Jean! That section is my very favorite as well - for so many reasons!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html

There has been something on my mind that seems like it never happened -- primarily because there is nothing about it on the internet, plus practically no one I've talked to seems to remember -- and that is the 1966 jet crash in Buckroe. Just wondered if anyone has a "where were you" story regarding this. I remember romping around in our living room on Chesapeake Avenue in Hampton that night, and hearing an eerie "WHOOMPHH!!" as the house shook a little.

We went to the christening of the submarine RAY (SSN-653) at the NN shipyard a day or two later, but I was totally incapable of enjoying this event, thinking about how creepy that plane crash was.

Best,
Jean Lankes
HHS 72

   My "memory" being what it is, I do not recall this event at all just yet; perhaps it will return as we continue this dialogue.

   Having a very close date will help in the search process.  From the site of USS Ray, I found its launch date to be June 21, 1966:

http://navysite.de/ssn/ssn653.htm

   It took us nearly four years to solve the last such mystery; perhaps this one may be uncovered sooner!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/12-11-54-Forrestal.html

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

   Thanks again, Lady!



  From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 01/10/07 - "Class of 60":

Carol,

This is from the Class of 60 quarterly newsletter. Before we do a lot of research, I thought perhaps your readers could help us locate some of our missing classmates. They can contact me at:

 
Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556
813-920-9498
kwitte@tampabay.rr.com
 
Thanks,
Karen
 

 

Typhoon Informal Reunion

 

 

As you know, the informal reunion committee has informally decided to hold an informal reunion next summer (and perhaps every summer thereafter).

 

Mary Ann Edwards Elliot has graciously offered to host this informal party at her lovely beach home in Willoughby Spit.  This will be an afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner.  Please put this date on your calendar.

 

***** Saturday, August 4th, 2007 *****

 

Here is a list of “missing classmates”. If you have any contact information for anyone on this list, please contact them, or me, so we can get them on our mailing list. They don’t have to have an e-mail address.

 

 

Ricki Bond Brothers

Edith Collins Jones

Claude Combs

Joe Cowan

Jeannette Fowler Barrett

Carolyn Gardner Breeden

Gene Gill

Frank Gillespie

Pat Goodwin

Kay Hartsell Linker

Brenda Hinson

Jean Hite Pickens

Leslie Isbell

Linda Letchworth Enochs

Wallace Lotts

Charles Marrs

JoAnn Marshall Brengartner

Verlla Martin Eason

Ralph McKee

Pam Morris Burg

Evelyn Paul

Ruby Phillips Bass

Della Rice

Barbara Riggs

Joanne Roller Holland

Charles Schneider

Tom Scott

Linda Jean Shelly

Glen Smith

Marilyn Suskind

Gene Tesh

Betty Jean Thomas Merrill

   Thank you, Karen! YOWZERONI!!!  I was trying so hard to help locate your missing people, it took me a couple of days to realize I hadn't posted your Reunion News.  THEN I saw I'd never even created such a page!

   So I fixed it.  Your Reunion information is now carried on this and each Newsletter to follow, as well as leading of the main page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/index.html

   And you have a new page of your own:

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1960.html - brand new page


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - -1/10/07 - "Re: from    Karen Weinstein Witte (60) of FL - RE: Classmates' Whereabouts":

Hi, Carol and ALL:
 
May I suggest that if this little pre-Newsletter huddle develops some contacts, that you go ahead and publish the entire list as is, for it will give many subscribers an opportunity to participate and give you feedback.
 
Karen seems to have left the rapidly growing New Tampa area for the rural Rodeo town.
 
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Joe - I did!


  From Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA - 01/11/06 - "Re: from    Karen Weinstein Witte (60) of FL - RE: Classmates' Whereabouts":

HI Carol:

I hope this e-mail finds you and your family well......

I think if the entire list is published to the "Typhoon nation", you should get a positive response to those missing whereabouts.

  Anne (Sawyer Turpin - '65 - of VA), my family and I are doing well. A big thanks for the service you do for us.

Take care and a Typhoon LOVE to you!
Bobby Turpin (NNHS '58)

PS:
Gail Gaskins (NC '58) is coming to Newport News for a visit this weekend. We will be having lunch at Cheddars at the Patrick Henry Mall area on Monday @ 1PM. Sure wish you and your sister   (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) could attend. We would Love to see you guys.

 

   Thanks so much, Bobby! I'm glad to hear that all is well with you and yours!  Give Anne my love!  Oh, and thanks for the invitation!  I'll pass it along to Eleanor, but that woman lives in the fast track, so she probably already has 18 things planned.  Tell everyone Hi for us, though!



  From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/10/07 - "I hope you smile":

Let's try again.  Hope this works now.
Joan
 

Subject: CLEAN JOKES FOR SLIGHTLY TWISTED MINDS.

Absolutely hysterical!!!!

   And what is even more hysterical, Joan, is that this arrived empty AGAIN!!! And if that thought alone made me smile the first time, this predicament made me laugh out loud!  Thanks so very much, Lady!


  From Jamey Douglas Bacon of VA - Phone Call of  01/10/07 - "Hilton School":

You don't have a page for Hilton Elementary School.

   Wal, Lady, that's 'cause it actually fed into Warwick High, rather than Newport News High, so in the old days I saw no reason to include it.  Nowadays, of course, such a restriction is patently ludicrous, particularly as so many of y'all attended there.  So here ya go, Jamey - a new page just for you!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/our-schools.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/hilton-elementary.html

  Thanks, nice talking to you.

Jamey

   Thank you, Jamey!  I really enjoyed talking to you, too!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/10/07 - "An amazing act ":

I encourage you to view the video at livedigital. The rescuer's bravery and unselfishness is both astounding, heart warming and encouraging in the aspect of "Love One Another."
 
 
Have A Nice Friday & Weekend,
                              Shari
 
http://www.inspiringthots.net/movie/a-rosebud.php
Nice web movie.
 
http://livedigital.com/content/1380794/
 
A wonderful act of selflessness! This guy really is a true hero. Not many would risk their own life to save another's. I caught the end of the report on the news & did not grasp the fullness of what he did until I saw this video, but this is amazing.

   This is downright breathtaking!  Thanks for sharing this with us, Shari!


 

  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/11/06 - "A reminder of how blessed we are.....":

 CBD,
 
You may have seen this before, it's been around a few times. Yet, it is still worthy of a read now and then. 
 

This is beautiful......click on Link below!  Have a great 2007!!

 http://www.frontiernet.net/~jimdandy/specials/blessed.htm

TC!

"R"

   Thank you for the beautiful site, Wayne Honey!   It is lovely, and I have seen it before, and I enjoy reading it frequently, lest I forget.



ALERTS AND REMINDERS:

1.     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 <nnhs64@cox.net>.  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/TYPHOONMART.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-rustier-anchor-2004.html - brand new page

   Thanks again, Captain!


2   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!

  "Anyone?  Anyone?"

   Speaking of the Class of 1967, has anyone heard any rumblings about their 40-Year Reunion?!?

Trudy Purdy  
Fall of 1966

3   From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 01/08/07 - "REMINDER: BUCKROE MEETINGS":

From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 01/07/07:

REMINDER: BUCKROE MEETINGS


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.

 
For those of you who live outside of Hampton, even outside of Virginia, please forward this reminder to anyone in Hampton who might be interested in saving Lots B for the public's continued use.   Most of you know someone living in the Tidewater area to whom you can e-mail this reminder (that is why you are on as an addressee of this note).
 
Planning Commission Meeting:  
 
January 8, 3:30 PM.  --  Public Hearing, and the Planning Commission's approval,  or not,  of the Planning
                                   Department's recommended design option choice for Lots B.  This meeting will be interesting.
 
City Council Meetings:
 
    January 10, 7:30 PM --  Public Hearing
 
    January 24, 7:30 PM -- Public Hearing,  AND Council's FINAL VOTE on the fate of Lots B.  
                                       (Most important on this night to have a packed house - be prepared for a late night.)
 
4"x 6" signs reading "Option D-1" will be available for all attendees to wear during the meetings. 
 
The same sign then can be placed in the rear or side windows of your cars.  Recommend they remain there for all to see as you drive around town until after Council's vote on January 24.
 
If you cannot attend one of the meetings above to pick up an "Option D-1" sign for your car, please make your own sign, and stick it in your car window until January 24.
 
We also hope to get as many "Option D-1" signs as possible displayed in store/restaurant windows throughout Hampton.  Please ask your favorite restaurant or business owner if one can be displayed in their window.   Let us know who they are,  and we will get a sign to them.
 
Thank you for spreading the word.
 
I look forward to seeing as many "Buckroe's Lots B as a Park" supporters as possible at any or all of the above meetings.
 
Sincerely, Sandra Canepa

   WOWZERS!!!  Thank you, Karen - and Sandra!

   Please, y'all - try to attend those meetings if you possibly can!



ENCOURAGING NEWS:

  From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA and    From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 01/10/07 - "Update on Buckroe's Lots B":

From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 01/10/07:

As you already may know, the Planning Commission voted last night to recommend Option E to Council for Lots B. 
 
Option E was "contrived" by the Planning Department in early December. 
 
I believe a picture of Option E is on their website, and a copy will soon be on our website for viewing.
 
Option E basically is the same plan called for in the original Buckroe Master Plan.  Option E, like the original plan, will require Lots B to be sold to developers for residential housing.   
 
Do not get discouraged by the Planning Commission's vote last night.  We need your total support (and your bodies) now more than ever. 
 
It may help you to know there are a number of occasions where the Council's final decision HAS varied from the Planning Commission's recommendation.
 
One occasion, similar to the Buckroe issue, was in 2001 when the Planning Commission recommended that Bloxom's Corner (Fox Hill, Old Buckroe, and  Beach Rd) be rezoned in order for a Zoom's to be built on that corner.
 
Council held two public hearings following the Planning Commission's recommendation.  At  the FIRST Council meeting the Council voted Yes,  the property should be rezoned. 
 
In the next couple of weeks there was a lot of lobbying,  and at the SECOND Council meeting Council voted No,  because OPPOSITION FILLED council chambers and was overflowing.  
 
A Daily Press article,  September 28, 2001,  titled, "COUNCIL REVERSES VOTE, STOPS ZOOMS MOVE", tells the Zooms story and is attached for your information.
 
Exactly like the ZOOMS issue, Council will hold two meetings on the Lots B issue prior to a final vote whether to approve Option E or not.
 
The FIRST Council meeting will be Wednesday, January 10, 7:30 pm, City Hall, 8th Floor.
 
The SECOND Council meeting AND the vote will be Wednesday, January 24, 7:30 pm, City Hall, 8th Floor.
 
The Council Chambers on January 10 SHOULD BE FILLED with everyone who wants to save Lots B as a city park; HOWEVER,  
a packed house of park supporters IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL for January 24...just as it was for the Zooms issue. 

 

 
Please mark your calendars to attend. 
 
I cannot stress strongly enough how important it will be for everyone who has said they want to save Lots B as a city park  to attend the January 24 City Council meeting.  Making remarks before Council is not necessary, just your presence, but remarks, if only a sentence of two, will help.
 
Please send a request out to everyone in your data base,  your family,  your church,  and your social, athletic, civic clubs to also attend if they are serious about saving Lots B from developers.
 
Both nights, January 10 and January 24, will be late nights; therefore, people need to be prepared to "camp out" if necessary but that is little enough to give considering what is at stake.
 
I will be sending out another e-mail shortly which will contain different information about the issue.   
 
If you have no interest in remaining on this mass e-mail addressee list, please let me know immediately.
 
Any suggestions, other than this e-mail addressee list,  for getting people to one or both City Council meetings will be greatly appreciated.  
 
We will have "Option D-1" signs for everyone to wear at the Council meetings.....and Option D-1 signs are beginning to appear in car windows.  Please make one for yourself or let me know and I will get one or more to you.   Remember the signs only have to be displayed through January 24.
 
Thank you.  sac 

Thank you, Edna and Karen - and Sandra!



REUNION REMINDERS:  

   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
 
The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot on Willoughby
Spit. This will be an afternoon into evening beach
party with covered dish dinner.

CONTACT:
Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556
813-920-9498
kwitte@tampabay.rr.com

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 01/12/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1960.html

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:
 
http://geocities.com/typhoonmom1/

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 01/07/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html

The 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 follow!
 



From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/02/06 - "Why People Move South" (#6 in a series of 11):

WHY PEOPLE MOVE SOUTH!

 

 Okay, that's a LOTTA snow!!!

   Thanks, Shari!

Any More Questions?  
 


   In other "funny" news, for various reasons, I think my email is neither reaching me nor leaving me at the moment.  So if I appear to be acting even ruder than normal, please forgive me until I can "figger" this one out....

    Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOON FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
910-488-9408


Under the Boardwalk

(The Drifters)
 

When the sun beats down 
And burns the tar up on the roof 
And your shoes get so hot 
You wish your tired feet were fireproof 

Under the boardwalk 
Down by the sea 
On a blanket with my baby 
Is where I'll be 

(Under the boardwalk) Out of the sun 
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be having some fun 
(Under the boardwalk) People walking above 
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be making love 
(Under the boardwalk, boardwalk) 

From the park you'll hear 
The happy sound of a carousel 
You can almost taste the hot dogs 
And French fries they sell 

Under the boardwalk 
Down by the sea, yeah 
On a blanket with my baby 
Is where I'll be 

(Under the boardwalk) Out of the sun 
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be having some fun 
(Under the boardwalk) People walking above 
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be making love 
(Under the boardwalk, boardwalk) 

Oh, under the boardwalk 
Down by the sea 
On a blanket with my baby 
Is where I'll be 

(Under the boardwalk) Out of the sun 
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be having some fun 
(Under the boardwalk) People walking above 
(Under the boardwalk) We'll be falling in love 
(Under the boardwalk, boardwalk) 


"Under the Boardwalk" midi courtesy of http://smickandsmodoo.com/aaa/rocknroll/,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/03/03
Thanks, Dave!

"Under the Boardwalk" lyrics courtesy of http://www.jackis.com/lyrics/here_comes_sun_sum02/under_the_boardwalk.htm,
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/03/03
Thanks again, Dave!

Sunday, June 26, 1949 Image of Buckroe Beach courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/29/04
Thanks once more, Dave!

Pebble Lines gif courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 05/01/03

Animated Tiny 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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Animated Piggy and Smiley courtesy of Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 01/10/07
Thanks, Jamey!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

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