Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'm sorry this
is arriving so late in the day. I seem to be running more than my usual
"bit behind". Today's issue seems
to have more than its fair share of sad news, too.
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 02/19/05:
SPYWARE! That's what I
meant to say - not virus. Oh, well, I don't like either one of them.
Thanks, Ron! Excellent advice
for one and all!
From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 02/22/05:
Carol, Please let Ron know how thankful I am to have his advice. I have printed
his message and will do what he
suggests ASAP. Thank you so much, Ron. And Carol, thanks for being the intermediary. KC
No problem, Kathy - glad to be able to help! Thanks again, Ron!
From Cathy Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 02/19/05:
Take Care, Catherine Hudson
Thanks, Cathy! I appreciate your prayers, as I'm sure Miles and Eleanor will also.
Your Policemen's Ball sounds like it was lots of fun! Thanks for sharing that with us!
appreciate your concern for my health. I do not believe it was really
overwork, however. I'm really one the the Great
Bums of the Earth, so I fail to see how that can be a problem. I will admit, however, to being too sensitive to criticism and stress,
and the last seven weeks seemed to have contained more of both than I would have preferred to have endured - and obviously, I
did not endure them well. I may have mentioned before, and you may have noticed yourself, that I tend to be WAAAAY too
trusting, and that is just not always wise. But at this point in time, I doubt it is apt to change, so I'll just keep trusting people, and
finding daggers in my back from time to time, and remove them, and forgive them, and go on with my life and trust the very same
people all over again.
But it involved
none of y'all, because y'all are all Sweetie-Pies, and your supportive natures
are a real blessing in my life.
Thanks so much!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/19/05:
Thanks, Adonis! I can't say enough good things about that video!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 02/19/05:
Carol, there is another
person that needs to be added to the typhoon death list. his name is Thomas
Wilkinson. He was in the class of 1958. He lived across the street from me on 24th Street. I rode to school
with him every day in his '47 Chevy. He got killed in an auto accident either his senior year or after. Some one
else of that year may have more information than I do. I have forgotten. His senior picture is in the 1958 Anchor.
I do remember he had a younger sister, Elaine, whom I dated a few times I forgot her senior year (I think
about '62 or '63), also a younger brother David Wilkinson whose senior year I cannot remember. I think I am
getting the same thing Ronald Reagan had.
Thank you, Carol, for your hard work on the information you give every day.
|1958 Anchor, p. 43|
Oh, dear. Thanks, Glenn. I'll post it soon. Elaine was in the Class of '61, and David was in, um, I haven't found that yet......
Stay away from that Alzheimer's stuff, Glenn. It's bad business.
From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 02/20/05:
CHERYL........OH what a NICE MEMORY.......SOME things have CHANGED and OTHERS have REMAINED
the same.......GLAD that my MEMORY is the ONE thing that is in the RIGHT PLACE.....NOW.....
THANK you for the PROM PIC.......TAKE care...........TYPHOONS forever .......al CLASS of 64
How cute! I 'm getting such a kick out of your cheerful graphics! Thanks, Al!
From Jean Lankes Toth (Hampton HS - '72) of VA - 02/20/05:
My husband Steve (Toth - Menchville HS - '72) dug up this treasure recently - a
photo of the Blue Lite Club. At this
time the club had already closed, and the building was turned into an archery range. But, as you can see, it still says
"Blue Lite" on the wall. Photo was taken around 1978.
Jean Lankes Toth, HHS '72
WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Jean -
and Steve! This is great! I still don't remember it, but I'm sure
many who are delighted to see it again!
From Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) pf VA - 02/19/05:
I was sorry to learn today that Jimmy McDonald’s ('57) brother, David, has passed away. Here is the obituary in today’s Daily Press....
David Anthony McDonald
VALLEY, MINN. - David A. McDonald, 68, passed away at his home in Apple Valley,
Minn., after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 5, 1936, in Newport News and lived in the area for 40 years. He graduated from NNHS in 1955 and served
16 years in the VA National Guard. He worked as a designer in ESTD Dept at the Newport News shipyard before leaving the
area and eventually working for Unisys in MN. He was predeceased by a son, Michael McDonald; his parents, John and
Helen McDonald; a brother, Richard McDonald; and a sister, Margaret Thomas. Left to cherish his memory are his wife,
Frances McDonald; three sons, David, John and Robert McDonald; a daughter, Catherine Ledger; and nine grandchildren,
all of Apple Valley, Minn. He is also survived by two sisters, Patricia Sprouse of Slidell, La., and Julia Robinette of Hampton;
and a brother, James McDonald of Williamsburg. A memorial service was held in celebration of his life in Apple Valley.
Published in the Daily Press on 2/21/2005.
I will be leaving for CA on March 1st, but I will have my new laptop
with me, and I’ll be able to receive and send emails while I’m gone,
so if there is any news that needs to be sent to the whole class, just let me know. I return on April 5th. Hopefully the weather in CA will
be better, and the weather will have improved in VA when I return!
Take care all - Thelma
|1955 Anchor, p. 130|
Oh, my. Sigh. Thanks so much, Thelma. We extend our sincerest sympathies to the entire McDonald family.
been so many deaths lately that I'm afraid it's going to take me a whole day to
post them all This one will soon
appear on Typhoon Deaths.
From Steve Veazey ('60 ) of VA - 02/21/05:
Carol, we have a new email address......
Please change….couldn’t do without your stuff!!!
Thanks, Steve Veazey
Thanks, Steve! I made the switch! I'm glad you're enjoying everything.
From Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR - 02/21/05:
|1964 Anchor, p. 137|
Oh, NO! How doubly
tragic! Please accept our thoughts, love and prayers along with our
sympathies, and pass them
on to Tommy's family. Thanks for sharing this very sad news with us, Becky.
From Steve Pullen ('65) of VA - 02/21/05:
just looking at the email address listing and noticed I had not notified you of
a change in my work email address.
The pullenws@djj has changed to Steve.Pullen@djj.virginia.gov. I can still receive email at the old address but that will stop
in the near future.
I was not happy
to read the last newsletter and hear about your bump in the road. I hope you are
feeling much better and will
take all the precautions possible to take care of yourself. The newsletters are incredible and I look forward to them and the
comments from everyone. The history is really coming out on droves and the detail is amazing.
Please take care of yourself and pace yourself.
Thanks, Steve! I've changed your address both in my mailing list, and on the Contact - '65 page:
I'll try to keep
a better eye on my blood pressure, Steve. I did feel it start to rise a
couple of days before the incident. I thought
if I just ignored it and tried to stay calm, and think happy thoughts, it would subside. I think I thought wrong. Whadaya think?
Thanks again, Stevie!
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 02/22/05:
Sorry to hear that you have been ill. Hope you are back up and running now. I am
still catching up on the newsletters since we have returned from our cruise. We had
a wonderful, relaxing time.
On a sad note I would like to pass on the obituary for the passing of Diane Rodgers
Mayes (Class of '63's) mother.
Roberta R. Rodgers
NEWPORT NEWS - Roberta R. 'Bobbie' Rodgers, 83, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005. Born Roberta Rowell in a
suburb of Charlotte, N.C., Bobbie moved to Newport News in 1940. She was married in February 1944 to Joe Junior Rodgers
until his death in 1985. For many years, she provided daycare for a host of children of local working parents. Her love
of children and her uncanny ability to both understand and provide for their individual needs will always be remembered
by those whose lives she touched. Her personality and sense of humor seemed to fit perfectly with her philosophy of always
giving to others and attempting to provide help in any way that she could. Those of us left behind to mourn her passing are
trusting God to keep her soul safe and well until we have the privilege of seeing her again. Survivors include her daughter,
Diane R. Mayes of Newport News; her son, David L. Rodgers and wife, June, of Hampton; three grandchildren, Cindy L.
Lineberger and husband, Randy, Amy P. Minter and husband, Mike, and Donald P. Edwards Jr.; and her great-grandson,
Josh A. Lineberger. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A
graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by the Rev. George T. Insley.
Published in the Daily Press from 2/21/2005 - 2/22/2005.
Oh, my goodness! We're so sorry to hear this news! Our deepest sympathies are extended to Diane and her family.
Thanks for alerting us, Susie!
I'll add this shortly to Other Deaths.
(I hear you, Rochelle!)
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/21/05:
much, Wayne! I appreciate your kind remarks. When I first began the
web site, I would have had no clue how
to make it interactive. Now that I've learned enough to do that (I think. Maybe. Possibly maybe.), I find that I'm too big a
control freak to allow any such thing. Surely it would save me countless hours, but think of the power I would lose! And people
could be adding all sorts of content! Why, what ever would I do?!? WILD GIGGLES!!!
So for now
(and probably forevermore),
we'll keep it as before. Send everything directly to me, and I'll post it.
I'm a tyrant,
but I'm cute. Kinda. In small doses.
From Craig Miller ('63) of FL - 02/22/05:
da truth?!? I can offer no good excuses, either, Craig. At least I
mentioned another state of the union, and didn't say,
"Craig Miller of Nepal", for instance. Sometimes after these little strokes I just start substituting any old noun for another, such
as "Craig Miller of Painting", or "Craig Miller of Shower", or "Craig Miller of Clock". See? It could have been worse! GIGGLES!!!
seriously doubt that you live in a dumpy little suburb. I live in a
dumpy little suburb. Not you. NOW who's confused?!?
do indeed have a couple of Typhoons in Nawfok, but I'll let them identify themselves,
lest I break some privacy clause
I'll try to keep my facts straight, Craig, but under the circumstances, I can guarantee nothing! Thanks!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Father and I
went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.
Yankee doodle, keep it up
Yankee doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.
There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.
And then the feathers on his hat
They looked so' tarnal fin-a
I wanted pockily to get
To give to my Jemima.
And then we saw a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple
Upon a deuced little cart
A load for father's cattle.
And every time they shoot it off
It takes a horn of powder
It makes a noise like father's gun
Only a nation louder.
I went as nigh to one myself
As' Siah's underpinning
And father went as nigh agin
I thought the deuce was in him.
We saw a little barrel, too
The heads were made of leather
They knocked upon it with little clubs
And called the folks together.
And there they'd fife away like fun
And play on cornstalk fiddles
And some had ribbons red as blood
All bound around their middles.
The troopers, too, would gallop up
And fire right in our faces
It scared me almost to death
To see them run such races.
Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions
For' lasses cake to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.
But I can't tell half I see
They kept up such a smother
So I took my hat off, made a bow
And scampered home to mother.
Cousin Simon grew so bold
I thought he would have cocked it
It scared me so I streaked it off
And hung by father's pocket.
And there I saw a pumpkin shell
As big as mother's basin
And every time they touched it off
They scampered like the nation.
And there was Captain Washington,
With gentlefolks about him,
They say he's gown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without them.
There came Gen'ral Washington
Upon a snow-white charger
He looked as big as all outdoors
And thought that he was larger.
Doodle/Yankee Doodle Dandy Medley" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Doodle" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Peale 1772 Portrait of Washington courtesy of
- 02/22/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/george_washington.htm - 02/21/09
Gilbert Stuart Portrait of Washington courtesy of http://www.piersonphoto.com/Pierson2.htm - 02/22/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)
Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.cowboyclipart.net/patriotism/dividers.asp - 02/09/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)
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