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02/24/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Friday on My Mind

"If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday."

- Noel Coward
(16 Dec 1899 - 26 Mar 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   You should see all the fun mail that's arrived in my snail mail box this week!  Remind me to tell you all about it - next week...  


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Peggy Wellington Craft ('57)Have a super day, Peggy!


1. Bobbie Blanchard Hugle ('66) of NV - 02/24/06

2. Armond (Buzzy) Blanchard (Kecoughtan HS - '68) of LA - 02/24/06

3. Rick Blanchard (Kecoughtan HS - '69) of FL - 02/24/06

4. Donna Blanchard Williams (Kecoughtan HS - '70) of VA - 02/24/06

  From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 02/24/06 - "Siblings":

I hope the picture comes through ok. This was on (the) Dec. 27, 2005 family reunion of the Blanchard Clan in Williamsburg.    

OK! Now a list of who went where and where they are now, and e-mail addresses. Please include them on your mailing list.                                                                                                   

Bobbie Hugle in Las Vegas-NNHS class of 1966

Armond (Buzzy) in New Orleans-Kecoughtan H.S. class of 1968 
Rick in Lake St. Mary, FL, Kecoughtan H.S. class of 1969  
Donna Williams in Hampton (Fox Hill)-Kecoughtan H.S. class of 1970   
     WOWZERONI!!!  Now this is exciting!  I don't believe we've ever picked up an entire family at once!

   Welcome, one and all!

   You're been added to our mailing list and to our strangely-named Alumni Page (well, it made sense at the time!)

   And thank you so much, Jerry! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Williamsburg, VA
Rick, Jerry, Bobbie, Donna, and Buzzy    

  From Dale Parsons ('69) of HI - 02/23/06 (upon my telling everyone who received
their Newsletter announcements at 11:15 PM or later to pretend they were in Hawaii with Dale)

OK...we can go out to dinner after we read the Newsletter.  It's just after 6PM here.

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Great plan, Dale - thanks! 


   From Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 02/24/05 - "message for  
Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI ":

Please let Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI know that it was indeed my sister that she knew at Madison CollegeGale Silsby Owenby (Ferguson HS - '64) still lives in Newport News with her husband Jerry.  Gale graduated with a fine arts degree in '68.  Here's her Ferguson senior photo.     
  Gale Silsby
(Ferguson HS - '64)
  Fall of 1963  
My memory is rather dim regarding the Madison College campus.  The only visit I remember staying for any time was freshman family visiting day in the fall of '64.  I think Gale was in Sheldon Hall, but it could have been one of the others on the north side of the quad (Spotswood, Alumnae?).  Of course the family toured the whole campus, but the place that impressed my 5th grade mind as (much as anything) was the circular dining hall.  As I recall, it looked brand new at that time.  It was such a quaint, beautiful compact campus back then.  Now it covers so much area, they had to rename it the James Madison Universe, or something of the sort!

   Well, how cool is that?!?  And the world grows smaller and smaller...

   Thanks, Steve! 


  From Joe Wingo (President of the Class of 1965) of NC - 02/24/06:

Dear Carol,

Please convey to    Fuzzy Turner ('63 - of VA) my sincere best wishes for a total, complete recovery from his health issues. I remember Fuzzy as a truly good guy and a hoot to be around. It was great seeing his picture in today's newsletter and I just had to give him a shout. Fuzzy, you're the best, buddy. Take care of yourself and warm wishes from Charlotte, N. C. and Joe Wingo......

What an amazing school we attended, so full of great people.

And,    Angie Ray (Smith - '64 - of VA) is still an angel! (You listening, Angie?)

Hope all is well with you and your family, Carol.------

Take care, Joe Wingo

   Thanks, Sweetie!  Isn't it all grand fun??? 


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/24/06 - "Photo Missing ???":

Hi, Carol:
I believe your may have filed the "missing photo" of Mickey Marcella ('56 - of VA) under "Hunk" or "Gorgeous Hunk" and maybe his lovely wife    Carolyn Moell Marcella - '56) can furnish you another to file under his name.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  You're right, Adonis!  It was most unseemly - and highly unlikely - of me to lose an image of a Hot Guy!  I was privileged to meet Mickey and Carol last summer at the memorial service for Mr. Mac, and found them both to be charming, delightful, and still gorgeous.  Mickey was funny five ways from Tuesday, and he introduced me to many people, usually assuring me that they were all cross-dressers.

   It occurred to me that I could run a systems search on my files and locate his image, but I must not have held my mouth right, because it produced no such results.  I was about to call for my tech-rep, when the following note arrived.

   But thanks for your suggestion, Joe! 


  Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 02/24/06 - "Mickey and Jack, '54":

Hi Carol.
 In your 2/22/03 Newsletter   Doug Nelson ('64 - of VA) asked for a '54 Anchor snapshot of his brother, Jack Nelson ('54 - of Northern VA). Doug said that he probably went by 'John H. Nelson, Jr.'. Well, as you can see from the left side of the attached image, he was close. Jack 'fleshed out' the 'H' and dropped the Jr.  
Also, you lamented over losing the '54 Anchor picture of Mickey Marcella ('54 - of VA). Well, lament no more. I am attaching the Anchor photos of Jack and Mickey for you.
Jack Nelson
('54 - of Northern VA)
Mickey Marcella
('54 - of VA)
Fall of 1953 Fall of 1953    

I will be able to provide any images you may wish to have from the '50, '51, '52, '53, and '54 Anchors. Glad to be able to help. Keep up the good work.
Bill '54

   DOUBLE-WOWZERONI!!!  I see Jack is as gorgeous as the rest of his siblings - and we already knew about Mickey!

   And a triple-thank-you, Bill, for the two images, and for your very generous offer! 

   Oh, and I was away from home the entire day (GRRRRR!!!) - and will be again for the next two days, (TRIPLE-GRRRRR!!!)  all those things I promised to do today, I didn't.  That, or "tomorrow" has been moved to the middle of next week......


   From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - "Photo still not coming through...":

Hi Carol,

No, my photo is still not coming through.  All the others are...


   As Delmar said to Everett in O, Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), "That just don't make no sense!"

   Your image works just fine and dandy on my 'puter, so I asked my #6 son, Dale, how it worked on his.  Sho' 'nuff, there was that stoo-pid red X.  However, when it was clicked, up came your senior portrait - but then when "Back" was pushed, we were back to the X!

   So I asked Dale, the National Smart Person and All-Around Super Genius Computer Guru, and after careful consideration, he said, "Ummm, I dunno."

   I suppose there's nothing left to do but rescan it.  I'll do a better job of it this time.  But of course, that's not gonna be tonight! 


  From Barbara Brewer ('69) of VA - 02/24/06 - "Re: Dave Dessler sp?":

Hi Carol,
There is a Dave Dessler working for the Chesapeake School System and I think he is the instructor for the radio station, WFOS.  They have trained some of the local classical music station DJ's and they also allowed my son, Aaron to attend a summer class, even though he was not a resident of Chesapeake.  He used to tell stories to me about Mr. Dessler.
It might be the same Dave.  I have tried to catch him at the station and let him know about the mention of his name on this website.  I hope he is aware of the positive influence he has had on many teenagers lives.
I have enjoyed the history of East End.  I did not realize that Stuart Gardens was a product of WWII.  I enjoyed the Shipyard Bulletin excerpt.  My parents had saved the copies of the bulletins and I read the ones concerning the Pacific Theatre when I was very young.  (Then) I realized there was something out there, like the novels about the South Pacific, including the W. E. B. Griffin series. 
 I was enthralled reading about the era.  I lived two blocks from the shipyard and used to go to the launchings with my daddy.  He held my hand as we walked underneath the pilings supporting the huge ships before they were methodically knocked away to allow the ships to go down the way.   I hope someone has those bulletins.  There was interesting art work.  I later met a man that was knighted for his work in Jane's Book of Ships in WWII.  Those profiles were always a part of the bulletin.  When he introduced himself,  I knew about his illustrations due to my access to the bulletins.
Hilton Village seemed to have been a product of WWI.  I enjoyed reading William Styron's memories of the Hilton area.  I read his book about the Nat Turner rebellion as required reading at ODU.  I do not know a lot about the background of the book about Port Warwick, but I enjoyed it as I have enjoyed all of his books. 
Thank you so much,
Barbara Brewer NNHS '69

   We aim to please and occasionally to educate, Barbara; glad you're having fun!  Thanks! 


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06 - "Why I love the south":

If you can stop laughing, you might include one of these each upcoming newsletter .... unless you think it undignified. 



   Now there's a plan.......

   Thanks, David! 

Redneck Mail Box    

        Remember how I said that there's still more to come from    Joe Madagan ('57) of FL,   Cathy Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA,     Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA,    Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA,    Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC,    Fred Field ('45) of CA, and Fred Eubank ('64) of TX   Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA, and a Big Surprise from  Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC for the hopelessly neglected TYPHOONMART, just to name a few?!?  Well, add one from    Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA and another one from   Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to that list, and probably others as well, and keep the faith....  

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





Friday on My Mind

(The Easybeats)

Monday morning feels so bad,
Ev'rybody seems to nag me
Coming Tuesday I feel better,
Even my old man looks good,
Wednesday just don't go,
Thursday goes too slow,
I've got Friday on my mind


Gonna have fun in the city,
Be with my girl, she's so pretty,
She looks fine tonight,
She is out of sight to me,
Tonight....I spend my bread,
Tonight...I lose my head,
Tonight...I got to get tonight
Monday I have Friday on my mind.

Do the five day drag once more,
Know of nothing else that bugs me
More than working for the rich man,
Hey I'll change that scene one day,
Today I might be mad,
Tomorrow I'll be glad,
I've got Friday on my mind,

(Repeat Chorus)

"Friday on My Mind" midi (sequenced by Ray Barclay of TX) courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/06/06
Thanks, Dave!

 (seems appropriate, eh?)

Yes, of course it does, O Wizard of Wonderment - thanks!

"Friday on My Mind" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/06/06
Thanks again, Dave!

"Friday Printing" Image courtesy of - 02/24/06

Blues Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/21/05

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

Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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