01/17/10 - NNHS Newsletter
“All mankind is divided into three
classes: those that are immovable,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We try to observe this day each year (though admittedly, we are not always successful...):
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhyMvQ_N7Zc - Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Eileen Rash Vaught ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
21 -Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA;
22 - Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY;
23 - Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD AND My Daughter-in-Law, Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of MA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
January 16, 1944 - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied invasion force in London.
January 16, 1945 - Adolf Hitler moved into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
January 17, 1941 - Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek opened fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.
January 17, 1945 - Soviet forces captured the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.
January 17, 1945 - The Nazis began the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces closed in.
January 17, 1945 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody.
YESTERDAY IN 1965:
Saturday, January 16, 1965 - Nothing, nothing, and nothing.
TODAY IN 1965:
Sunday, January 17, 1965 - Ice hockey player Sylvain Turgeon was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada.
Sunday, January 17, 1965 - Footballer Nikos Nioplias was born in Galatini, Greece.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/16/10 - "Newport News City Jail":
Glenn Dye ('60) of TX is seeking confirmation of a recollection that the inmates in the City of Newport News Jail could speak to citizens using 25th Street. As a Newspaper Carrier for The Times-Herald and The Daily Press and going to the newspaper offices and plant located on 25th Street, between Washington Avenue and Huntington Avenue, I can certify the prisoners from time to time would call out from their jail cells. The police station and the "Lock Up" was situated next door to the newspaper back then.
Many prisoners were held there pending trails, and those convicted of crimes incarcerating them for an extended period of time were later transferred to the City Farm, where Mr. Mueller was the Superintendent. Mr. Mueller was the father of a couple of TYPHOON, Dale ('64 - of VA) and Shirley Mueller ('60) and one more child whose name escapes my old memory.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
|Thanks so much, Adonis!|
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/16/10 - "NN Jail":
Regarding Glenn Dye's ('60 - of TX) question concerning the NN jail on 25th Street, I remember it well as it was located beside the Daily Press/Times Herald building. Every Saturday morning Joe Mooney ('65) and I would ride our bikes or walk down there from North End, to pay our weekly newspaper delivery bill.
They had this amazing machine that would separate and count all the nickels, dimes, quarters, and pennies we had collected from our customers the night before. They would even turn our "profit" into dollar bills if we chose! However, they also had a number of vending machines there and before we would leave we had probably spent half of our profit in those machines! Joe Madagan, although a couple years before our time, may remember that routine?
Also, on Sunday morning after delivering our papers we would stand on the corner of 50th and Huntington selling any extras we had to those driving by until all the papers were sold, and then we would go to the restaurant there that was just below street level [ Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) has named it before and it was directly across 50th Street from where I lived], because it was the only place open on Sunday morning at 7:30-8:00 am, and have ice cream and pie for breakfast!!
Oh yeah, we never heard any prisoners talking from the jail?
Might that have been the
Rainbow Soda Shop
owned by the Anas Family??
So what we know is that before
a certain date the prisoners' voices could be heard, and that after
that date, they could not. Hmmm...
And for those of us who are persistently in a fog
how does this building fit into the scheme of things?
And is it still standing?!?
|Courthouse and Public Safety Building, Newport News, VA|
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 01/15/10 - "Burial at Sea. A must read for all Americans":
I hope you are sitting quietly when you read this!
|Thanks so much, Norris! We ran this very moving article back in December, but some may have missed it then - and that would be a travesty!|
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 01/14/10 - "7-8-9 Chevy":
1957, 1958 & 1959 All Rolled Into
This car was built by N2A motors (No Two Alike). Unbelievable! The company is planning a production run of about 100 vehicles... It sits on a Corvette C6 chassis, front styled like a 57 Chevy, side like a 58, rear like a 59 - hence the designation "789."
Is this a hot looking car, or WHAT !!! You probably need to be at least 50 years old to really appreciate this!!!
WOWZERONI! Thanks, Eva!
From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 01/15/10 - "Birth of a Candy Bar...":
|WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Mark!|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/15/10 - "Have a beautiful weekend":
|Will be back
on Wednesday. Have a nice prolonged weekend!
walking down a country lane and sees a young farmer struggling to load
hay back onto a cart after it had fallen off. "You look hot, my son,"
said the cleric. "Why don't you rest a moment, and I'll give you a
businessman was feeling very ill and went to the doctor. The doctor examined him
and backed away, saying, "I'm sorry to tell you this, but you have an advanced
case of highly infectious rabies. You must have had it for some time. It will
almost certainly be fatal."
"Could you give me a pen and paper?" said the businessman.
"Do you want to write your will?"
"No, I want to make a list of all the people I want to bite."
En route to Hawaii, I noticed one of my passengers in the coach section of the airplane dialing her cell phone.
"Excuse me. That can't be on during the flight," I reminded her. "Besides, we're over the ocean-you won't get a signal out here."
"That's okay," she said. "I'm just calling my daughter. She's sitting up in first class."
Easy versus Difficult
Thanks so much, Shari!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 01/05/10 - "This Made My Day" - "#10 in a Series of 12":
There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it.
For example, I am sitting
here thinking how nice it is
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gorgeous!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jokes - 01/16/09:
At the UPS cargo phone center where I worked, a woman called and said, "I need a baseball quote."
I immediately answered with Yogi Berra's famous "It ain't over 'til it's over!"
There was a brief moment of silence before the woman asked, "What was that?"
"You asked me for a baseball quote," I responded, "and that was the first thing that came into my head."
"Oh," she replied. "My husband told me to call and get a baseball quote."
I asked if she wanted to ship something, and she said she did.
Then it dawned on me: "Do you mean you want a ballpark figure?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org -CLASS OF 1960
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Bernie Taupin (b. 22 May 1950), 1975
I used to be a rolling stone
You know if the cause was right
I'd leave to find the answer on the road
I used to be a heart beating for someone
But the times have changed
The less I say the more my work gets done
`Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom
From the day that I was born I've waved the flag
Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man
Yeah gave me peace of mind my daddy never had
Oh Philadelphia freedom shine on me, I love you
Shine a light through the eyes of the ones left behind
Shine a light shine a light
Shine a light won't you shine a light
Philadelphia freedom I love you, yes I do
If you choose to you can live your life alone
Some people choose the city
Some others choose the good old family home
I like living easy without family ties
Till the whippoorwill of freedom zapped me
Right between the eyes
Freedom" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/06
Freedom" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/09/06
Thanks again, Dave!
Painting of Benjamin Franklin courtesy of http://www.thp.uni-koeln.de/natter/physwelt/f03_08.html - 01/09/06
Etching of Benjamin Franklin courtesy of http://www.sciencetrek.net/franklin.htm - 01/09/06
Benjamin Franklin Autograph used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.fadedgiant.net/html/franklin_benjamin.htm - 01/09/06
Quill Pen Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://resources.bravenet.com/clipart/dividers/22 - 06/14/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho fought in WWII
Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/ehslearningcenter/ - 10/17/07
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
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