01/21/07 - NNHS Newsletter
"Resolve to perform what you ought;
Thomas Jonathan Jackson
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
You remembered, didn't you?!? Sure, you did!
WOW! Sharing Stonewall's birthday (but considerably younger!) is Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday, Carol Lee!
From Wade Scott ('66) of MO - 01/19/07 - "NO Hair!":
people have more zinc and copper in their hair."
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Weanie! You're now on the list!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/07 - "Please put a photo of the dress you are making...":
Well, okay, Lady, but remember, Guys, she asked for it!
Any normal person would have just bought a simple pattern and some nice white fabric and be done with it, but naturally, such an easy thing was out of the question. I really wanted to use that last remnant of Mary's wedding gown for the skirt, so that meant the bodice would have to be totally different. I remembered an entredeux pattern which was in the August 1992 (No. 79) issue of Magic Crochet. (You would not believe - or maybe you would - the vast collection of crochet and embroidery books and magazines I still have!) It was composed of bands of eyelet lace insertions joined by six rows of chain five loops, and beribboned at the sleeve edges and waist.
Friday, November 2, 1990
|Sunday, January 21, 2007, 6:43 PM|
|Magic Crochet, August 1992 (No. 79)||
Mary and Lewis
Chicago LDS Temple
|Bodice in Progress - Unfinished, Unblocked, Rather Crumpled, and with Black Fabric Added to the Scan to Enhance Detail|
I substituted Cluny lace for the eyelet. Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) "just happened to have" the exact yardage of white polyester broadcloth I needed for the lining (yes, it will be fully lined). It requires no zipper, and I think, due to the design (which I've changed numerable times even after I began the dress) will fit for several years, simply by moving the ribbon belt lower on the bodice. The long skirt would become knee-length in time, as Becca grows taller.
I'll send another picture of the completed dress, and of course, a shot or two of Becca wearing it next Sunday for her baptism.
Thanks, Jean! Let me know how your baby blanket progresses!
That is just spectacular, Brent! Thanks for sharing it!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/07 - "Photo at the end of Ben Franklin letter...":
I could not enlarge the photo at the bottom of the Ben Franklin newsletter but I think they had frost on the inside of their front door and were using it for a beer cooler...actually we have had the warmest winter on record so far up here in the northeast...had snow this week...we were enjoying that! My husband steadfastly refused to take me to southern . this year to get me out of the January blahs...maybe he knew something I did not know!
..... Ok, I finally figured out how to enlarge it by saving it and zooming in and the snow was up over the front door and they were using it as a beer cooler.
OHHHH!!! Thanks, Jean!
We have not had ANY SNOW YET! I have been wearing my snow angel earrings, my "sled" pin, and my snowflake necklace, all of which are usually guaranteed to bring us snow...but nothing yet. I may have to pull out all the stops and get out my HEAVY WINTER COAT, HAT, AND GLOVES!!!
Best wishes on your snow.....
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/19/07:
Maybe - MAYBE - I spotted your note in time to amend that grievous error before the Whole Wide World Web saw it, but I doubt it. And it would hardly matter now anyway, as we're spilling the beans.
The link was actually sent to us by Wayne Agee ('58) of FL. Sorry, Gentlemen!
And if truth be known, I either did that very same thing once before, or almost did it.
I'm reminded of a period of time ten years ago when I had ten friends with whom I dealt (either from work, church, or the neighborhood) on a regular basis - all named Linda. Each of them would call me (and we did not have caller ID back then) on the telephone, saying, "Hi, Carol! This is Linda!"
And I would think, "Well, that narrows it down...."
But this time I'm going to fall back on the old "I've been sick" excuse. I even wondered why you were calling me "Carol" insted of "CBD" (Carol Buckwheat Dawlin'"), but I was just too out of it to think to check the addie! How lame is that?!?
So thanks, Wayne Honey!!!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/07 - (RE: "If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes." ) - "If the horse has all four legs in the air...":
the horse died!
WILD OUTRAGEOUS GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Lady!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 01/19/07:
Did I tell you my greater grandfather, Thomas Bond, was the doctor to Ben Franklin's wife? He also endorsed Thomas Bond in founding the first hospital in America. Cool beans, Hey?
Isn't doing family history such a joy, Linda May?!? Thanks for telling us that!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/07 - "View a beautiful movie":
View a beautiful movie at http://www.InspiringThots.net/movie/saucer.php
That is truly beautiful, Jean! Thanks so much!
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 01/19/07 - "Hunt for Hampton History":
This sounds fabulous! Thanks so much for spreading the word, Gloria!
From Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA - 01/19/07:
Regarding 'Ashokan Farewell' - it is a beautiful tune. I heard it performed several years ago by the composer, Jay Ungar. He was sad that a very pleasant week was ending at Ashokan dance camp (folk dancing).
Link for more info: http://www.jayandmolly.com/ashokanfaq.shtml
That must have been exciting! Thank you, Barbara!
This is from the very same site where Captain (Dave) Spriggs ('64 - of VA) found both the midi and lyrics for Friday's Newsletters: It's full of fascinating information:
Farewell" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Farewell" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Dave! I did not know that lyrics existed!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/01-19-07-NNHS-R-E-Lees-200th-Birthday.html - 3.74 MB .mp3 version
From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John R. Tucker HS - '77) of VA - 01/17/07 - "More of a 'Swamp' Ranger":
BOWA is the acronym for Booker T. Washington National Monument; Franklin Co., VA. (My younger son) Joe came out that day. He's the short guy near the front of the line in the tan hat and shirt. The boy in the red sweatshirt is one of his friends. The rest of the gang are my regulars.
VAFO is short for Valley Forge in southeastern, PA. This is my entire 2003 field crew shock'n Valley Creek.
The other photo is from Marsh Creek at the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA - 2004. The "blue hats" are Pennsylvania fisheries guys - not bad for Yankees.
|Thursday, April 28, 2005||2003||
Tuesday, August 17, 2004,
Booker T. Washington
Franklin Co., VA
|Valley Forge, PA||Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg, PA|
Forest, swamp, it's the same principle involved, Jim. As long as you are taking care of the Great Outdoors, and I get to stay INSIDE in a (hopefully) well-regulated environment, then All's Right with the Universe!
WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Sweetie!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/17/07 - "Farabee's Studio, Newport News, VA.":
I think it's possible you sent that image
- along with several others - in either January or August of 2004, and I
think I was having technical difficulties of some sort of other about then,
and before I could finish processing everything, some thing were
irretrievably lost. Even more likely, you were in town in April 2005,
and captured many images for us then. I was working on them when my
motherboard died on 05/11/05, and I forevermore lost many things.
Thank you, Adonis! At least I added the St. Dennis Apartments to the site, before I forget once more that I ever knew of their existence....
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/st-dennis-apts.html - brand new page
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/20/07 - "When a redneck wins the lotto!":
Oh man, I want one! ; )
From One of my Famous Marines - Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 01/20/07 - "Dear Carol, All about Tokyo Rose WW II":
I know you are a big fan of WW II History, Here is an article aboutRose. I was in the South/Central Pacific, , Roi-Namur 1944 at the time she was broadcasting her show. The War had bypassed the and we had time to listen to the Radio in the evening after our daily duties were over. I must say, Rose broadcast all the latest music and songs from back home in the good ol` USA. It was good entertainment and everyone in my outfit loved the show. I scanned the newspaper article and I hope you can read it.
The article speaks for itself.
Your Friend, Herbie
I'm so glad you sent this, Herbie Darlin'!
I was not aware of the full story behind this at all. In fact, I had more misinformation than correct data stored in my mind, and that always disturbs me to discover such a situation.
I did have a spot of difficulty reading the article, so I searched for more background online, and was rather astonished by what I learned. But your recollections of the actual time are far more valuable to me, even so.
This site offers some actual clips!
Thanks so much, Sweetie - for everything!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/20/07 - "my last letter- A soldier's letter":
The word "fun" here is a great misnomer, but it is a very beautiful, moving page. Thanks, Shari!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/20/07 - "Bathtub Test":
It doesn't hurt to take a hard look at yourself from time to time, and this
should help get you started. During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor
asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a
patient should be institutionalized.
"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon,
a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub."
"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket
because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
"No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want
a bed near the window?"
DID YOU PASS, OR DO YOU WANT THE BED NEXT TO MINE?
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Jerry!
From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 01/15/07 and Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 01/16/07 - "Last Chance to Save Lots B at Buckroe":
From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 01/15/07:
Lots B – The former Buckroe Amusement Park site
"be the change you want to see in the world"
Thank you, Edna and Karen - and Sandra!
The moment to act is NOW, Sweetie-Pies!!!
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 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion
on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
Karen Weinstein Witte
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 01/12/07:
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
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" (#10 in a series of 11):
WHY PEOPLE MOVE SOUTH!
Oh, well, the ICE! No, ma'am, I must admit, I'm not fond of the ice....
|Any More Questions?|
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Stonewall Jackson's Way
Music and lyrics by John Williamson Palmer
1. Come, stack arms, men. Pile on the rails,
Stir up the campfire bright;
No matter if the canteen fails,
We'll make a roaring night.
Here Shenandoah brawls along,
There burly Blue Ridge echoes strong
To swell the brigade's rousing song
Of "Stonewall Jackson's way."
2. We see him now--the old slouched hat
Cocked o'er his eye askew--
The shrewd, dry smile--the speech so pat--
So calm, so blunt, so true.
That "Blue-Light Elder" knows 'em well--
Says he, "That's Banks; he's fond of shell--
Lord save his soul! We'll give him"...well,
That's "Stonewall Jackson's way."
3. Silence! ground arms! kneel all! caps off!
Old Blue Light's going to pray;
Strangle the fool that dares to scoff;
Attention; it's his way!
Appealing from his native sod,
In forma pauperis to God--
"Lay bare thine arm; stretch forth thy rod; Amen.
" That's "Stonewall's way."
4. He's in the saddle now! Fall in!
Steady, the whole brigade!
Hill's at the ford, cut off! He'll win
His way out, ball and blade.
What matter if our shoes are worn?
What matter if our feet are torn?
"Quick step--we're with him ere the dawn!"
That's "Stonewall Jackson's way."
5. The sun's bright glances rout the mists
Of morning, and, by George!
There's Longstreet struggling in the lists,
Hemmed in an ugly gorge--
Pope and his Yankees whipped before--
"Bayonet and grape!" hear Stonewall roar,
"Charge, Stuart! Pay off Ashby's score
In Stonewall Jackson's way."
6. Ah, maiden! wait and watch and yearn
For news of Stonewall's band!
Ah, widow! read with eyes that burn
That ring upon thy hand!
Ah, wife! sew on, pray on, hope on,
Thy life shall not be all forlorn--
The foe had better ne'er been born,
That gets in Stonewall's way.
"Stonewall Jackson's Way" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://mariah.stonemarche.org/livhis/music.htm - 01/16/07
Jackson Images courtesy of http://www.vmi.edu/archives/jackson/Photocoll/jacksonimages_exhibit.asp - 01/19/05
Large Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.tennessee-scv.org/Camp1513/clipart6.htm - 01/18/05
Small Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/garebel942/clipart.html - 01/18/05
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
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!
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