02/04/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
"It's all make believe, isn't it?"
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme was first used two years ago today:
I hope you still enjoy it the second time around.
SECOND CALL FOR HOMEWORK:
Today is Super Bowl Sunday. If you're so inclined, I hope you enjoy that as well.
John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA has another reason to celebrate today, whatever the outcome of The Game. It's his birthday!
Happy Birthday, John!!!
Today would also have been the 59th birthday of Ronnie Sanders ('65), who passed away this past October 8th::
Rest in Peace, Ronnie!
From Randy Tate ('66) of DE - 02/03/07 - "Back to the 60's":
Hey there, young lady ... hope it a little warmer there .. its been in the 20's for way too long and no let up in site. Thought you would enjoy this ....
Take a few minutes and watch this. It sure
brings back some memories!!
Thanks, Randy Darlin'! I believe I did see a 29 degrees sign this morning, but now at 6:30 PM, it seems to be 49 degrees - which ain't too shabby!
And I always enjoy time travel, so thanks again, Sweetie!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/03/07 - "OH NO, NOT THE TRAIN...":
We finally got some snow...not much but enough to cover the ground...it is melting fast...glad you had fun with your family, hugs, jb
Oh, yes - THE TRAIN!!! WILD GIGGLES!!! I thought you'd like that, Jean!
Fayetteville had its first snow in two years - on Thursday, the day we came home. We saw the snow in Edwardsville, St. Louis, Chicago, and Raleigh, but by the time we reached Fayetteville, it had all melted here. Sigh. I did see the pictures in the paper, though. Thanks, Lady! Maybe we'll get our snow yet!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/03/07 - "Sabbath Day- A day of rest with sites to enjoy.":
These are great! Thanks, Shari!
I was browsing the web site and thought I would send you a good link to the photo that I found.
OH, MY GOODNESS!!! I don't know how excited the rest of you are, but I'm thrilled to see this site! I had located these images back in 2000 (when I knew next to nothing of computers), and saved the site, but not the images. Before I was able to do so, they were removed! And I was horrified, because ... well, that's another long story which I shall save for a later moment.
Anyway, I am so excited to have this! Thanks so much, Richard! You are my hero!
From Rex Enochs (Husband of Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs - '60 - of TX) - 02/03/07:
WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Rex!
In case his name sounded familiar to y'all, but you just couldn't quite place it, well, now you know!
(By the way, I'll cover that bio information later....)
From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 02/04/07 - "North End then and now photos":
Attached are two photos, one in 1947 and one in 2003 of our house at 314-64th Street in the North End of . 64th Street was the last street in the city limits of before it consolidated with Warwick County. The house was purchased by Calvary Baptist Church and was and, I think, still is the parsonage for the pastor. The current pastor has been there since my dad left in 1960.
|314-64th Street, Newport News, VA|
Thanks so much, Al! I posted these images, and reworked the North End Page somewhat so that hopefully it follows in a more logical progression:
You mentioned Hurricane Hazel. As I have some vivid and frightening memories associated with it, I have been planning to create a section for it for some time, but I never seem to catch up enough on other items that arrive to give me time to do that. Meanwhile, here are some sites you may wish to read to refresh your own memories:
Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel: Hazel maintained hurricane force winds up the East Coast and produced a number of record wind gusts. In Hampton, winds gusted to 130 mph; Norfolk, 100 mph. Blackstone, Va., 92 mph; Richmond, 79 mph; and Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., 98 mph. Damages in Norfolk alone reached $3.5 million with 1,800 homes and businesses damaged. Hundreds of thousands of trees were destroyed, taking with them half of the phone and electric lines in the state, causing $2 million in damage. A 150-foot microwave telephone tower was toppled near Warsaw, Va.; 200 plate glass storefronts in Richmond broke; in the Shenandoah Valley, turkey growers lost between 150,000 and 250,000 turkeys when poultry sheds were wrecked.
Small crafts were driven ashore or sank. Four people died when a tug capsized on the James River about 25 miles from Richmond. Piers were demolished and private docks swept away in the Tidewater rivers. Lynchburg, Roanoke and Danville recorded five to six inches of rain, which caused flooding in small streams. Virginia lost 13 people and damages were conservatively estimated in from Connie and Diane brought record total rainfall for the month of August. Severe flooding followed on the Rappahannock River with some flooding also on the James, Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Norfolk winds gusted to 53 mph from the east, Cape Henry had 43 mph winds with gusts to 49 mph. Roanoke saw winds gusts to 62 mph and Lynchburg 56 mph out of the north. While only minor tides occurred, Atlantic Beach, Oceana, again had another $200,000 in damages that included sewer and water lines. Statewide damages equaled $1.5 million.
ARGHHH!!! I spent about twenty (apparently useless!) minutes flipping through the post office site looking for those stamps, because I thought that might very well be a possibility, and I never did find them!
Well, that is very good to know, Karen, especially as I still haven't purchased my stamps. I'll try that all again tomorrow. Thanks so much for letting us know! I was feeling badly that I had let such a moment pass by forever, as my family has suffered so at the hands of this killer disease. Now we all still have the opportunity to do so much good for so little effort. Thanks again!
Please believe me when I say I am not living in the
past; I just enjoy looking at old pictures. This is my wife, Gloria, when I was
stationed at the Marine Air Base, Quantico, Va. in 1945. We lived off the
Air Base in the Historic town of Fredericksburg Va. That was about 25 miles from
. I commuted twice a day by local train that stopped about every
two miles to pick up people standing along the tracks. Gloria was not a "Casual
Wife" as we were married for 53 years when she passed away a little over nine
years ago. |
That's about all the family history for now, More later, Watch out for it,
Your Friend, Herbie
|1945 - Fredericksburg, VA|
|Gloria and Herb Hice|
How adorable you both are! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!As you know, I love old pictures, too. Come to think of it, I don't have any real problem with living in the past. Reality often tends to be vastly overrated....
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/04/07 - "Medical Humor":
... truth IS funnier than fiction.
During a patient's two week follow-up appointment with his
cardiologist, he informed me, his doctor, that he was having
trouble with one of his medications.
"Which one?" I asked.
"The patch. The nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I'm running out of places to put it!"
I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped I wouldn't see. Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body!
Now, the instructions include removal of the old patch before applying a new one.
Submitted by a Norfolk, VA physician (name withheld because I haven't time to run it through scopes.com)
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Tom!
From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 02/04/07:
I'm sorry, Sandra.The only information I've had so far came from Joe Madagan
Thank you again, Sweet Joe! That's a great relief to hear, and very gratifying to see how y'all keep track of each other!
Thanks again for your concern, Sandra!We'll look forward to hearing your report - and pray that the news is all good!
1. From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 01/23/07 - "NNHS February Fling":
I have reserved Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for February 24 from 6-10 p.m. for a get together of all classes. It will be completely casual. Just come in for some dinner or just to say hi. All I ask is that you let me know if you are coming so I can have an accurate count so Angelo can decide if he needs more waitresses that night.
Please pass this on to any class alumni and ask them to contact me if they would like to come. They can either e-mail me or call me at 868-8443.
Please, also tell them that if the weather is bad to call Angelo's at 599-5727 to make sure the dinner is still on.
Thanks and I hope to see you there!!
Dee Hodges Bartram
This is such a thrill for me to hear, Dee! Thanks so much for arranging such an event!
This is now covered on the main page and on this and each successive Newsletter. Shortly it will be posted on the Reunion Pages as well.
2. From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA to the Members of the Class of 1962 - 02/01/07 - "NNHS Meeting":
Just a short note to remind you of the reunion committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 5th at 6:30 pm at Bill's Seafood Restaurant on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.
There will be an election of officers and a hospitality committee. So be thinking, and also a note to remind you that John Rekruit is having surgery on Monday, so be thinking about him too. We will miss having him at the meeting. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, John.
See you all Monday.
"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.
Thanks, Brenda! Y'all have a great meeting!
And our best wishes go with John!
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 1966
Please pass this on to any
class alumni and ask them to contact Dee Hodges Bartram if they would like to come.
In case of bad weather, call Angelo's at 599-5727 to make sure the dinner is still on.
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 - 01/22/07:
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
(Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/02/07 - "Amazing chalk
drawings on the road"
(#2 in a Series of 28):
Hi Carol ... check out these
pictures! They would be good to use one at a time for your newsletter.
More chalk drawings from Julian Beever. Incredible!!!!! Julian is an English artist who's famous for his 3D art on the pavements of England, France,, , and
|Don't miss seeing Julian Beever on the Top of the Bottle|
That they would; they're incredible!
As I mentioned several times, there is still much more yet to come! Keep the faith!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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It's Only Make Believe
midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!
clip art courtesy of
Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/22/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
of MI - one of my
Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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