01/19/10 - NNHS Newsletter
Robert E. Lee’s 203rd Birthday
gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender
of a wrong he may have committed against him. He can not only forgive;
he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness
of character which imparts sufficient strength to let the past be put the
Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of
Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND
Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo
('57) ANDRochelle Spooner
('63) of NY;
Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD
AND My Daughter-in-Law, Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth
HS, NH / Eastlake
HS, CA - '05)
Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65)
26 - Charis
Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC!
Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/18/10,
- "50th at Huntington Avenue":
My dear lady, having had the privilege to
"grow up" in North End
along with the privilege of knowing
George('65) and Mary ('63) Anas well, as well as their
parents and somewhat less another Anas child, Christine ('60), I just
happen to know where the Rainbow Soda Shop
was located!! :-) It was on the NW corner of Huntington at 50th next
to the North End Pharmacy! I
lived upstairs. Both businesses faced Huntington Avenue. The one in question
faced 50th Street.
The place, and its name that evades me,
was located in the basement, on the 50th Street side, of the 3 story
building that rested on the SW corner of 50th and Huntington. So, you
clearly see that it was not as suggested!! :-) I'm seldom right and
I'm going to ride this one for more than it's worth!! :-)
And that, Wayne Honey, is why I phrased that as a question!
I knew it couldn't possibly be that simple - and I would never challenge your
credentials as an authority on All Things North End!
Stay tuned Ho-n-n-n-ney!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/18/10,
There's only one problem. I
promised to make a page for it and apparently never did.
So who wants to play
"Let's Build a Page"?? Are we
agreed that it was owned by the Takis Family? And that it had a big neon Camel
sign? And what about the music - did it cause anyone but me to think of The
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL -
01/18/09 - "DAILY SURVIVAL KIT FOR
THE NEW YEAR":
Today, I am giving you a
DAILY SURVIVAL KIT
to help you each day............
to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including
yourself. Rubber band ...
to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you
want, but it can be worked out.
to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's.
to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That's okay, we learn by our
Candy Kiss ...
to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment everyday.
to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family & Me. Bubble Gum ...
to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.
to remind you to list your blessings every day.
Tea Bag ...
to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of
This is what makes life worth
living every minute,
Wishing you love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing,
laughter, music, and warm feelings in yourheart
in the 2010 year.
Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/18/10 - "God and the animals":
On the day God
created animals, he said to the dog, "Sit all day by the door of your
house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will
give you a life span of twenty years."
The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten
years and I'll give you back the other ten?"
So God agreed.
Then God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and
make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."
The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long
time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"
And God agreed.
Next God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field with the
farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk
to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of
The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty
years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"
And God agreed again.
Then God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy
your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."
But the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my
twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and
the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?'"
"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."
So that is why for our first 20 years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy
ourselves. For the next 40 years we slave in the sun to support our
family. For the next 10 years we do monkey tricks to entertain the
grandchildren. And for the last 10 years we sit on the front porch and
bark at everyone.
Life has now been explained to you.
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it
as a public service.
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 01/05/10 -
"This Made My Day" - "#12 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 amsitting
here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt....
Late one night I stopped at one of those 24-hour gas station mini-marts to get
myself a fresh-brewed cup of coffee. When I picked up the pot, I could not help
noticing that the brew was as black as asphalt and just about as thick.
"How old is the coffee you have here?" I asked the woman who was standing behind
the store counter.
She shrugged. "I don't know. I've only been working here two weeks."
An acquaintance of mine who is a physician told this story about her
then-four-year-old daughter. On the way to preschool, the doctor had left her
stethoscope on the car seat, and her little girl picked it up and began playing
"Be still, my heart," thought my friend, "my daughter wants to follow in my
Then the child spoke into the
instrument: "Welcome to McDonald's. May I take you order?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:00 PM - The NN/Hampton Breakfast Bunch will
hold their Annual Valentine's Dinner at the Hampton Yacht Club. Those interested
can call Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800.
2.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, contactCarol Comer
visit the reunion website atNNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com
CLASS OF 1970
.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 email@example.com
- CLASS OF 1960
The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan.
The pines and the willows know soon we will part.
There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken,
And a love that will always remain in my heart.
My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.
Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we've sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?
Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
Over the lake the stars shine.
They wonder if you and I will be keeping
The magic and music, or leave them behind.