02/23/08 - NNHS Newsletter
“Dreams can disappear - poof, just like that. Where do those dreams go?
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt-IBJpEMzA - I Dreamed a Dream
Of course it makes me cry and sob and weep and wail, but isn't that the true test of whether or not a song has touched your heart??
Oh no, wait a minute. I forgot. I never cry; everybody knows that.....
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today to Richard Prince ('57)! And Happy Birthday next week to:
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57)
the President of the Class of 1965, Joe
Wingo of NC;
27 - Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA;
28 - Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;
And a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to: Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!
Many Happy Returns to you all!
From Kathy Johnson Simms ('66) of VA - 02/22/08 - "Help For A Former Typhoon":
Thanks again, Carol.
We hope that you were all able to have a
wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. The New Year has begun and it has
come to our attention that one of our classmates is in need of our help.
We are sure you all remember Connie Bloxom (Thompson). For those of you who grew up in Stuart Gardens, you will recall that she lived on 19th Street. Connie was such a sweet and giving person. Now we have the chance to return that love. Connie, who is divorced and was once an x-ray technician, is no longer able to work. In fact, she has been sick for some time. Her medical conditions are too numerous to name, but they include severe Osteoporosis, which caused cervical, thoracic, lumbar coccyx multiple fractures throughout the entire spine together with Diabetes and Fibromyalgia.
Connie lives in Maryland and has been homebound since 2002. She has a motorized wheelchair that assists her greatly in her daily routine. Her computer fills a much needed link to the outside world. For the past two years, Connie has been in dire need of cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness. The problem is she has no insurance. The surgery, glasses and follow-up visits (to include wheelchair-bound transportation) will likely cost in the neighborhood of $7,000.
We all know that at any given moment we could find ourselves in need. If you could find it in your heart to help Connie, we would ask that you send a donation (check, money order, etc.) payable to Connie Thompson at 2237 Hunter Chase, Bel Air, Maryland 21015. Connie has a health aide several times a week that would assist with her banking needs. A detailed itemized statement of eye health services can also be furnished upon your request.
No amount is too small because together, we can give Connie the “gift of sight”. When last we heard, she was having some difficulty with her e-mail system (CRT4LIFE@AOL.COM), but we know she would love to hear from any fellow TYPHOON be it e-mail or postal. Individual donation amounts will not be disclosed but updates will be forthcoming to advise the status of our goal.
Thank you all in advance for your kindness and may this New Year bring you good health and many blessings.
Kathy Johnson (Simms) Bonnie Lee (Rogers) and the entire Typhoon Family
Ohhh, Kathy, I am so very sorry to learn this news! I remember those carefree days, playing with Connie when we were little girls together in Stuart Gardens!
While I personally know of no ophthalmologist on the East Coast among us (proving nothing), I can certainly attest to the generosity of our entire Typhoon Family. Nor is it limited to an individual class, or to NNHS graduates, or even to former friends. Our Family has a heart of pure gold.
Thank you for letting us know, and please give our collected love to Connie!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/21/08 - "MUSIC & The Water":
Okay, Lady, ya got me with this one!
"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones
which believe in me, it were better for him that
a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
When he said he was happy to hear that, I
requested an explanation.
"People get divorced all the time because they fall out of love," he said. "But I've never heard of anybody falling out of stupid."
Thank you so much, Shari - I've added the date of Emily's surgery to our prayer roll!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/18/08 - "BEACON - 29 MAR 63":
|Friday, March 29, 1963||Friday, March 29, 1963||Friday, March 29, 1963||Friday, March 29, 1963|
|Three Juniors (Charles Milne, Sandye Cohen, and Alice Fowler - all '64) Represent NNHS in State S.C.A. Conference; AND Bobby Fox ('63), Mr. Wynn Attend Conference; AND Intellectual Contest Challenges Students||Rotary Club Selects Four (Bobby Fox, Barry Hatchett, John Gillikin, and Wayne DeLozier - All '63)) AND Intellectual Contest Challenges Students||
Professional Profile -
Dean of Girls -
Miss Ethel Gildersleeve
Professional Profile -
Principal - Mr. Robert Maidment
Thanks, Brown Eyes! I'm enjoying these so much!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/22/08 - "this is hilarious!":
FREE screen cleaning:
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/22/08 - "Tap On The Shoulder":
Tap On The Shoulder
A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and tapped him on the shoulder. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb, and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.
For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, and then the still shaking driver said, "I'm sorry but you scared the daylights out of me."
The frightened passenger apologized to the driver and said he didn't realize a mere tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much.
The driver replied, "No, no, I'm sorry, it's entirely my fault. Today is my first day driving a cab. I've been driving a hearse for the last 25 years."
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!
From the Daily Press - 02/23/08:
The remnants of Sammy & Nick's Family Restaurant, which was gutted by a fire in October 2006, began coming down this week. At age 77, Sammy Canavos, who opened the Hampton restaurant more than 30 years ago, said he's too old to rebuild, and hopes to sell the property.
"I hate to see it come down," Canavos said. "There are a lot of memories there." Razing the building will help Canavos market the West Mercury Boulevard property as an empty, 1.2-acre lot. Canavos still owns a second Sammy & Nick's in Williamsburg.
|Friday, February 22, 2008|
|Image by Diane Cebula, Daily Press|
In addition to our own individual reminiscences, I'm sure that members of the Class of 1962 have fond memories of holding their Reunion Planning Meeting there for several years:
http://www.angelfire.com/va3/65nnhs/03-04-02-rpm-62.html - Looky! A Remnant Page from the Old Site!
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - begins radiation for cancer - 02/20/08
2. Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP
3.My Friend Judy of IL - shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08
4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
5. Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of shortness of breath, heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....
6. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - continuing problems with advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08
7. Herb Hice of MI - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08
8. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08
9. John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
10. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08
11. Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee
12. All of Us
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/12/08 - "Gas Stations Of Yesteryear-------------------------this IS REAL Americana" (#21 in a Series of 37):
Carol, do not know if you would like to show these or not. Just brings back a lot memories from yesteryear. Hope you like them.
Jerry Blanchard (62) of Va.
Gas Stations Of Yesteryear
Back when life was much simpler and gas was 18-25 cents a gallon!!
(or there about) and as low as 17 cents during gas wars.
Yeah . . . I remember!
And with a fill-up you got the gas pumped for you,
your windshield cleaned, oil and fluids checked, tires checked,
a free map, if you wanted it, and greeted in ENGLISH !!!
Yeah! I remember!!!
Enjoy Your Days & Love Your Life.... Because...."Life is a journey to be savored."
Thanks, Jerry, I remember them quite fondly, too!
Remember, there's much more to come - next time! Obviously there are still several people to be added to our Famous Military pages!!
Two of those cool items to come are some fabulous images from Phil Hammond ('64) of UT and Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI. Rest assured I've neither lost them nor forgotten them. I just haven't processed them yet!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/21/08 - "Way too many photos to post...":
No need to post my Italy photos..
Well, I wasn't planning to post ALL of them Jean - just five or ten of my faves! Maybe I'll be able to finish them sometime this weekend.....
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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I Dreamed a Dream
From Les Miz:
Claude-Michel Schönberg; French libretto by
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer.1985.
There was a time
when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted
But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame
He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came
And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather
I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.
"I Dreamed a Dream" midi courtesy of http://www.elite.net/~gurpal/movie1.htm - 02/22/08
"I Dreamed a Dream" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/lesmiserables/idreamedadream.htm - 02/22/08
Dreaming Image courtesy of http://www.painetworks.com/index024.html - 03/22/07
Peach Zigzag Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars26.html - 11/28/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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