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02/18/09 - NNHS Newsletter - I've Just Seen a Face

“Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred,
or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.”

- Henri Frédéric Amiel
(27 Sept 1821 - 11 May 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   By popular request, we have for you another love song by The Beatles today.

BONUS #1- - The Beatles - I've Just Seen A Face, 1965

BONUS #2- - The Beatles - I've Just Seen A Face, 1965



        From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - phone call - 02/18/09:

    My dad (Walter White - b. 3 Jan 1916) passed away last night.....

   OH, NO!!! I'm so sorry, Cheryl - even though it wasn't really unexpected!I loved Walter so! I'll start working on his Memorial Newsletter so that it will be ready by the time his obituary is published in the Petersburg newspaper. Thank you for calling me!



     Happy Birthday today to     Bill Sawyer ('57) - 1939 (deceased 05/16/06) AND    Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND    Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 -    Bobby Callis ('64) of WV;

22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57);
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57)
AND the President of the Class of 1965,   Joe Wingo of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/17/09 - "Hampton Architectural Mystery":

It should be fun letting the newsletter readers take crack at this one.

  This RPPC came up on EBAY. The caption in the margin, although blurry, seems to say, "Bank of Hampton, Hampton Va.".  The seller, who has a clearer view of the caption, says it is Hampton VA. I can't recall ever seeing of a four-story structure of that design existing anywhere in Hampton. It would have dwarfed any other building on Queen Street.
Bank of Hampton???

The roof line is reminiscent of Beaux Arts style and reminds me of Bancroft Hall at USNA.

Does anyone recall such a structure existing in our Hampton?

It is possible that this PC was incorrectly labeled by the publisher. It would not be the first time I have seen that.

Bancroft Hall
United States Naval Academy

   OOOOH, this IS a goody! Thank you, Captain!!! And now if the rest of you Super Sleuths will provide the definitive answer.....


  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 02/17/09 - "The Cars we Drove In The 50s & 60s":

This may be of interest to many NNHS alums that were into those old cars.

This is a great presentation, should bring back lots of nice memories.

   Thanks, Joe - this is sooo cool! I started to post it on "Our Old Cars", but   Ron Miller ('59 - of NC) beat you to it about a year-and-a-half ago:

   Thanks again, Ronnie!!!


      From Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA - 02/17/09 - "The Covert Letter":

Harry Covert - The Covert Letter


The Chief in Charge, Showing Great Restraint in Barricade Situation

Posted: 16 Feb 2009 07:59 AM CST

The Chief in Charge, Showing Great Restraint in Barricade Situation


It always irks me to hear about hostage-takers and kidnappers.  In my thought, these people are the worst of the worst.  My instant reaction is to knock down the door and send in the sharpshooters and get it over with.  I know that doesn't sound very nice.  

After my 15 seconds of thought on the matter, that's not the proper reaction either.  Besides, that's not how it's done in Alexandria, as a recent incident in Cameron Station off Duke Street shows.  

Chief David P. Baker's Alexandria police showed great restraint and pure professionalism in dealing with James Downs.  About 10:45 on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 29, in the midst of a domestic situation, Downs shot his girlfriend with his black revolver in the back and side.  She was the mother of his infant daughter and his business partner.  

Police in the area responded, managed to grab the shooting victim and took her to the hospital   Police quickly established street control and set up protection for the neighborhood and the nearby elementary school.  "Our Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) was up and running very quickly, within a half-hour," he said.

Within minutes of the shooting, Alexandria Sheriff's Deputies had responded to support.  It wasn't long either before the Special Operations Team arrived, specially trained officers for these type of situations. Then the city's fire department and EMS teams, emergency management, and Red Cross arrived to help.

It's simple.  From the beginning, Chief Baker's forces were determined to wait out the shooter, hoping to save his life and maybe others, too.  As always in these situations, Alexandria's police showed great restraint and pure professionalism.  

For Baker, the day began attending a special City Hall meeting for department heads.  In the quiet, his pager buzzed.  In moments, he was up, excused himself and out he went, arriving quickly at the scene.  The situation didn't get out of hand.

"Things were getting into place very quickly when I got there," he said.  The police Command Bus got there within 20 minutes after Chief Baker.

"It was at the point that the scene was secured, the perimeter established and the community notified," he said.  

The situation developed rapidly, Baker said, as the victim had been taken to the hospital and the baby rescued from the front of the house."

Hostage and kidnapping situations are not new to Baker.  Now in his 39th year as a police officer, his experience plays an important role in his daily work as police chief and his leadership obvious.   
"I have been involved in dozens of hostage barricade situations," he said, "especially during his time as captain of Washington's Metropolitan Police Special Operations Division from 1987-91.  He served in D.C., beginning in1970 and retiring in 1991.  He was named as Alexandria's Deputy Chief in 1991 and selected chief in 2006.

Baker has never let anger or revenge get in his way managing hostage standoff situations.  "I never shot a hostage taker or kidnapper," he said.  "I am very proud of our people.  The incident ended like it should because of the exceptional work of our people, Sheriff Lawhorne's people and the help we received from Arlington."

In the Cameron Station standoff, the shooter James Downs came out on the balcony of his townhouse once in the afternoon.  It was at this point police thought he might surrender. The negotiator talked to him for numerous hours, trying to convince him to surrender. The Tactical Team surrounded the home, maintaining a controlled and safe environment. They were determined to wait him out, as negotiations continued.  In late afternoon, Baker and his team called in assistance from Arlington, his officers had been enduring long periods of time in extremely cold weather.  

"This was an exceptional team effort," the silver-haired chief said, quick to spread praise around.  "We stood up very quickly.  The scene was very well organized and managed."  Within moments after Baker arrived, he was joined by of his deputy chiefs and various city ranking officials, including Mayor Bill Euille and City Manager Jim Hartmann.

It was indeed an excellent performance by Baker and his department.  It was a long day.  Unfortunately, Arlington police entered the home around 11 pm and found that Downs had fatally shot himself.

I'm sure patience is a virtue and most of the time it saves lives.

   YOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Harry!


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/17/09 - "Turtle Cake...":

Just made me want to stop in the middle of everything and bake one!  I think one day a week should be Dessert Day and that we should just eat desserts all day.  I think I will write to the President and ask him to declare this.  Now, what day of the week should it be???

   Oh, good idea, Jean, thanks! Let's see. How about Friday? We could start the weekend off right by falling into a sugar-induced stupor. No, maybe Monday. Nobody likes Mondays anyway and this could be just what it needs. No, no, maybe Saturday, which might be called a total goof-off day anyway. Oh, I just don't know, Lady! GIGGLES!!!


   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 02/17/09 - " HHS reunion":

Someone out there may be interested in knowing about this event.

Hi, 64ers
~~~~our 45-year reunion is coming up's 3 months away (May 15, 16, 17) !!
Please read over the reunion letter that was mailed to you and check the deadlines:

March 1, 2009-----information for the reunion booklet (please send even
 if you are unable to attend)
March 31, 2009---Crowne Plaza Hotel reservations

March 31, 2009---survey form to Ross

April 15, 2009----reservations for BBQ, Dinner/Dance, Breakfast

Please check our all information.  
Also, check to see if you know the addresses/emails of the list of classmates whom we have not been able to contact.

Sure hope to see y'all in May~~~~~~~~!!

   I dunno, F.A. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there seems to be something inherently wrong with touting a Hampton Reunion on a Newport News site. I mean, well, golly..... Oh well, we're already running a CRABBERMART section on the TYPHOONMART page:

   And I was able to sneak a cute little crab back from the site to accommodate all you Crabbers... Oh, why not?!? I suppose we long ago all became One Big Happy Family here... 


   GIGGLES! Okay, F.A. - If you tell Paulette Westphal and Bettyrene Cook Pope "HI" for me, I guess it'll be okay!

   And if, when you mention my name, they say to you, "WHO?!?" - I don't want to hear about it!  Apparently I was eminently forgettable.....


      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 02/17/09 - "1950's Woolworth's menu":


My brother forwarded this menu from Woolworth's in the 50's.  While there were price increases by the time we went there, it does bring back some memories of good times.  This probably is familiar to some of the Typhoon family.


For those who are old enough to remember.  This is cool. For those not old enough to remember...Those were the days!

If any of you have doubt about what we kids paid for a coke and a sandwich at Woolworth's ( How many don't know what Woolworth's was?) in the 1950's, here's proof of the era we lived in........

1950's Woolworth's Menu

Can you believe it was in ENGLISH ONLY!!!!!!

   Thanks, Dave - this is waaay cool! Of course,         Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65 - of FL) beat you to it about a year-and-a-half ago, and it's been posted on our site ever since then:


   Those Crabbers! I tell you, ya gotta watch 'em! GIGGLES - Thanks again, Gloria!!!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/17/09 - "SS United States":


I seem to remember the SS United States being in dry dock at NN shipyard every Christmas.  My grandparents lived just off Washington Avenue and we went by there every time we went for a visit.  I know it was a very large ship and I loved seeing it, but my memory is a bit fuzzy.  That was only 50 years ago or so.

Glad you are settling in okay.


   Thanks, Ruthie! I seem to remember that rather clearly myself - and that's a great and grand wonder, considering that 50 years ago, you and I were both mere toddlers!


   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 02/17/09 - "Will the Real Jack-O-Lantern Please stand up":

Here is some interesting but useless information unless you are into Hall-O-Scream at Busch Gardens.

I saw these two pictures posted on www.HRTOWNSQUARE.COM the other day and had to send back a clarification. The real story to these two characters is that they are NOT the same actor as most park attendees think. They watch Jack do his thing on the roof during the Jack Is Back show and then right afterwards he comes down and mingles with the crowd.

The fact of the matter is it isn't the same person. Bet you didn't know that.

Double Trouble

 Look at the two photos. The one on the left has on a blue shirt and the one on the right a white shirt. The one of the left has the sides of his hat pinned up, the one on the right doesn't. See any other differences???

By the way, I believe both of these were shot during the same visit and show at Busch Gardens. Anyway, the guy on the left is wearing a full length leather coat, the guy on the right  has on a cotton or wool coat plus I believe the masks are slightly different when you look at the mouth. The one of the left has his teeth apart and you can see his tongue where the one on the right has his teeth together. I don't think they can actually move the lips on these masks.

Now, as Paul Harvey says, you know "The Rest Of The Story".

F.A. Saunders HHS (64)

   AHA!!! Thanks again, F.A.! Being visually challenged in the extreme, I shall let "the members of the class' identify the rest of the differences.....

   "Anyone? Anyone?"


  From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 02/17/09 - "At Last--The Original Version": - At Last - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - vocals by Ray Eberle and Lynn Bari (Pat Friday's voice, actually)

This was my mother's favorite version. It's my favorite, too!

   WOWZERONI! I think you have something there, Chris! That's positively dreamy - and you know I'm a sucker for ballads from the forties! Thanks so much!



  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/17/09 - "The Importance of Walking":

This was funny and thought you may enjoy a little laughter today --

The Importance of Walking

Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you, at 85 years old, to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.

My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 97 years old and we don't know where he is.
I like long walks... especially when they are taken
by people who annoy me.

The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
I have to walk early in the morning... before my brain figures out what I'm doing.

I joined a
health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.
Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise,'
I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
I do have flabby thighs
but, fortunately, my stomach covers them.
The advantage of exercising every day is so, when you die, they'll say, 'Well, she looks good, doesn't she?'
If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.
I know I got a lot of exercise the last few years,...... just getting over the hill.

We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 You could run this over to your friends...
  but just e-mail it to them instead!

 Joyce Cahoon


     Thank you, Joyce!



1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 23, 24, and 25, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion.  For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964

3. Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

4. Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964


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                                   Love to all, Carol





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I've Just Seen a Face

Written by Paul McCartney; Credited to Lennon-McCartney, 1965

(The Beatles)

I've just seen a face,
I can't forget the time or place
Where we just met.
She's just the girl for me
And I want all the world to see
We've met, mmm-mmm-mmm-m'mmm-mmm.
Had it been another day
I might have looked the other way
And I'd have never been aware.
But as it is I'll dream of her
Tonight, di-di-di-di'n'di.
Falling, yes, I am falling,
And she keeps calling
Me back again.
I have never known
The like of this, I've been alone
And I have missed things
And kept out of sight
But other girls were never quite
Like this, di-di-di-di'n'di
Falling, yes, I am falling,
And she keeps calling
Me back again.
Falling, yes, I am falling,
And she keeps calling
Me back again.
I've just seen a face,
I can't forget the time or place
Where we just met.
She's just the girl for me
And I want all the world to see
We've met, mmm-mmm-mmm-di'n'di
Falling, yes I am falling,
And she keeps calling
Me back again.
Falling, yes, I am falling,
And she keeps calling
Me back again.
Oh, falling, yes, I am falling,
And she keeps calling
Me back again.


"I've Just Seen a Face" midi courtesy of - 02/17/09

"I've Just Seen a Face" lyrics courtesy
of - 02/17/09

Detail of Image of Sandro Botticelli's (1444-1510) Painting (ca. 1482), "The Birth of Venus," courtesy of - 02/18/09

Detail of Image of Evelyn de Morgan's (1855-1919) 1898 Painting, "Helen of Troy," courtesy of - 02/18/09

Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/18/09

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (still missing...)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Army flag courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated USMC flag courtesy of - 06/18/03

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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