03/03/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
“Strangely enough, this is the past that somebody
- Ashleigh Brilliant
1958 Anchor, p.4
1957 Anchor, p.4
Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme comes to us as a request earlier this week from Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ:
"...Sometimes someone will suggest a song for your columns. Perhaps our 'theme song' should be 'We'll Have These Moments to Remember.' Check out the lyrics sometime. I think it is by The Four Lads, about 1959 maybe."
Thanks, Marcus - great idea! Actually, that (1955) song has been on our website itself since 09/27/03, predating even the Newsletters themselves! It was used to accompany the poem Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA wrote for her 40-Year Reunion in 2002, though the music itself wasn't added for nearly a year:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myBVqBdfdQM - Moments to Remember - The Four Lads
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEjHeu2tWMY - Moments to Remember - The Lettermen
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpbvwDZLqoE - Moments to Remember - Ray Conniff, 1976
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/02/09 - " Bob Hedrick ('58) of VA":
Please keep Bob Hedrick on the TYPHOON Nation prayer list.
He is heading to Houston on Thursday (03/05/09). He was confident he had beaten
the Big C with the help of his physicians, and the pancreas is free of cancer
now, but he is in for another bout with the stomach now. Please keep him on the
Prayer List. He is in good spirits, and he is a fighter.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
YOWZERS! That we will, Adonis - thanks for letting us know!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/02/09, 8:07 PM - "Monday update on Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA)":
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, dear Judy!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to:
04 - Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) - 1922 - (deceased - 04/19/05)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
05 - Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA;
Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA;
08 - Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs ('38) of VA - 1921 (deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of Steve Burns ('65) of MN;
09 - Patrick Burke ('57)
Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA
Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA;
10 - Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 02/27/09 - "Marines Update":
James Carville (Chester James Carville, Jr.) (real name and birth location change)
b. 25 October 1944 Fort Benning, GA
|R. Lee Ermey (Ronald Lee Ermey) (real name)|
Glenn Ford (Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford)
(real name and birth location change)
born in Quebec City, CAN
Gustav Hasford (birth location change)
born in Russellville, AL
Gene Tunney (birth / death locations)
born in New York, NY
died in Greenwich, CT
Thanks so much, Eric - we're getting there!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/02/09 - "Bison Trail":
Thanks for the reply to my message in your Newsletter. Since Captain Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) is busy assisting in organizing their Class Reunion please do not send my request to him regarding identification of the Railroad that used the "Nickname" of "The Bison Trail" on their freight cars.
It looks like it might be a hopeless cause unless one of your faithful subscribers is a railroad buff and remembers this bit of trivia.
A Google search is overwhelming, and leads only to RV and Campsites, etc.
Railroad Nicknames websites do not display this old nickname, most likely tossed in the dust bin of railroad history.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
OH, CRUM! Perhaps we'll learn more about this later, Major Madagan! Thanks!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/02/09 - "RE: Bison Trail":
Shortly after the newsletter appeared, I made a quick Google search, but didn’t turn up anything.
I have not given up, just got … (ahem) … sidetracked for a while.
Thank you, David!
From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 03/01/09, 12:15 PM - "First Snowfall in LaGrange Since.. since.. since..":
|Sunday, March 1, 2009 - LaGrange, GA|
Thanks for these rare images, Bill!
From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 03/01/09, 1:56 PM - "One Casualty from the Snow...":
Well, LaGrange's snowfall was pretty, until.....
Walking around the house, there were a lot of limbs and branches on several shrubs bent over in the heavy snow, and I did what I could with a broom to save them from breaking, or being so strained that they never stood upright again. But this Leyland Cypress in the backyard caught me by surprise...
|Sunday, March 1, 2009 - LaGrange, GA|
Oh, how very disheartening - but thanks for your report, Bill!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/01/09, 6:22 PM - "THANK YOU!!!":
I want to thank you for including my prayer request for Sunni and I will let you know something just as soon as I do!!
Guess what? It's snowing in Virginia!!! It's only been snowing about 1 hour and everything is already getting white, sticking to the roads and the grandchildren are doing the "close the schools" prayer. Remember those days? LOL
I live just outside of Richmond in Highland Springs. Sending you just a couple of pictures of our patio taken just minutes ago. It's really coming down!! It's still just rain in Newport News but I hope they get snow too. I have nieces and nephews there and I'm sure their children want the schools closed too.
I guess snow is old stuff for you now that you live in Illinois, but it's still great to us poor old Virginians! I'm just as bad as the kids, LET IT SNOW!!!
OOOOH - snow never gets to be old for me, Joyce!
As long as
everything is cancelled and no one is in jeopardy and everyone's warm and
toasty, I think it's one of life's most beautiful blessings!
|Sunday, March 1, 2009 - Highland Springs, VA|
We here are snow free, but it's reallll-ly cold! BRRRR!
Thanks for the happy images, Lady!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/02/09, 10:26 AM - "Winter Wonderland!":
Beautiful!!!!! These pictures were taken this morning, 3/2/09, of my front and back yard. Everyone is home for the day because almost everything is closed. (My daughter) April's power went out last night about 9 o'clock and was off until this morning around 11o'clock, ours blinked but hung in there. If you got snow, send me pictures! I'd love to see them. The grandchildren got their wish and I doubt if they have school tomorrow either. We still have flurries with the temperature in the 20's today and they say it will go down to 9 tonight! Whoaaaaa!
I'm not going out of this house!! It's hot chocolate, the recliner
and watching out the window, best way to enjoy snow when you aren't a kid
anymore. I'm only a kid at heart!! Too fat and lazy, that's me!!!
OOOOH-WHOOO! These are GORGEOUS! Thanks again, Joyce!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/01/09 - "Grace":
Thank you, Shari, that's quite lovely!
Phil Hammond ('64) of UT -
Can you put this pic next to my current pic?
Can you put this pic next to my current picture and the VN pic?
|1968 - Phil in Vietnam||02/09/09 - Phil in Utah|
Thanks, Phillip! I think I know what you had in mind..... I cropped the 1968 Vietnam image for the Alumni Page and added the one from February there in its full scope to show your lovely Utah snow:
Then I added the full-scope version of the Vietnam image to your slot on Famous Soldiers...
Wait a minute! You weren't even LISTED on Famous Soldiers!!! What kind of blithering idiot runs this place, anyway?!? Oh, yeah...
I am so sorry! It's bad enough I'm always running behind on the lovely images you send me, but this is unconscionable. Okay, you're added now - well, except for your place of birth!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/01/09 - "One Pair of Hands-turn on your speakers":
WOWZERS!!! This is decidedly Christian in its appeal, but it's quite lovely, and I must say it gave me goose bumps! Thanks so much, Joyce!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/02/09:
From Glenn's Friend, Bob - 02/27/09 - "BRANDON, CAN YOU FIND PARTS FOR THIS ONE???????":
|Saturday, September 20, 2008|
|Allegheny Ludlum Steel'sTudor Sedan|
This is the 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan
built for and owned by Allegheny Ludlum Steel. This is 1 of only 4 in existence
and is the only one currently in running and in road worthy condition.
The car is in exceptional condition, with the interior and even the frame looking great. All 4 cars each had over 200,000 miles on
them before they removed them from service.
These cars were built for Allegheny as promotional and marketing projects. The top salesmen each year were given the honor of being able to drive them for one year. The v-8 engine (max 85 hp) ran like a sewing machine and was surprisingly smooth and quiet.
I thought this was a much better looking automobile than the Ford Thunderbird that visited us last year. FYI, the car was insured (we were told) for the trip to Louisville via covered trailer for 1.5 million dollars.
We were also told that the dies were ruined by stamping the stainless car parts, making these the last of these cars ever produced. More information of the history on these automobiles can be found at Allegheny Ludlum's website:
OHHHH, Glenn - that's my Dream Car! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/02/09 - "Oh, no, not the trains again!":
FYI I rode the train from RI to Newport News on the 18th of February and back on the 25th. I do not know how fast it was going, how many times it stopped (a lot), or whether there were any other trains going the other way...
I do know this: I had two whole seats to myself, a lot of floor space, room to stretch my legs out, could walk two cars back and get food and drink, did not have to take off my shoes or jacket, did not have to put anything in a plastic bag, had my luggage in sight at all times, no standing in line for security...it was lovely!!!
Sounds delightful to me! Thanks, Lady!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA to Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/02/09 - "Pastor Bond":
In response to your enquiry about my being related to another Bond in the area, let me say this.......
Last year while sitting in Lab Corp, I noticed everyone was moving ahead of me. Don't know about you, but "waiting" is not my strong suit. After all, I had no life to get back to and what where they testing for anyway? Taking too many drugs, not enough, or the wrong ones? I shouldn't complain. If my liver holds out, I'll live longer so I can continue to do nothing except come here and hang out!
Back on subject. Thinking I had not signed in
( yea, Right) I checked the clip boarded sheet only to see my name on the
What?, I said out loud and then realized it said Linda Bond, not Linda Crayton. (Between writing mother's bills and doing genealogy I forget my now-name) Turning into the room I asked for Linda Bond.
There sat a beautiful, skinny black lady about ten years younger than I am. I said, "That's my name! It's so good to meet you."
She told me she married a Bond and indeed they have always been from Virginia. He ran a Sports shop on 17.
"I'd loved to meet him-hope he's not
She laughed and gave me hug because she knew I meant it.
I met him, finally. His reply to my questions was, "Yea, I heard we had some white people in our history." He was not happy.
I said, "Sweetie, you need to relax. Just because we have the same name does not make us related, but it does mean that we may have shared a time in history together. There was no television back then, and men found ways to "entertain" themselves that was beyond anyone's control but their own. It's a man's world.....I think even you know that. I just live here."
He gave me his e-mail and number and a hug.
I understand that a doctor in my family, of which there are many, had 14 children not of his wife.
Hope this clears things up for you, darlin'.
Linda May ' 66
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Linda May!
FINALLY (and REALLY FINALLY):
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/02/09 - "What brought down the plane in the Hudson River?":
Must have been an Al-Quacka
GROAN and GIGGLES!
From Me ('65) of IL - 03/03/09 - "Charlie Bit Me! That Hurt, Charlie!":
A few days ago I shared with you one of my all-time favorite YouTube videos:
That Hurt, Charlie!
I just "chanced" upon this remake - and I think I hurt myself laughing!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 Reunionat the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 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 email@example.com -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: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Moments to Remember
(26 June 1906 - 17 Feb 1979)
Music by Robert Allen, 1955
(05 Feb 1928 - 01 Oct 2000)
(The Four Lads), 1955
January to December, we'll have moments to remember
The New Year's Eve we did the town
The day we tore the goal post down
We'll have these moments to remember
The quiet walks, the noisy fun
The ballroom prize we almost won
We will have these moments to remember
Though summer turns to winter
And the present disappears
The laughter we were glad to share
Will echo through the years
When other nights and other days
May find us gone our separate ways
We will have these moments to remember
The drive in movie where we'd go
And somehow never watched the show
We will have these moments to remember
REPEAT LAST TWO VERSES
Remember" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/27/03
Remember" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/27/03
Thanks again, Dave!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Architectural Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.iconbazaar.com/bars/architectural/pg07.html - 03/03/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric
Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (restored 02/23/09)
Snow Fun clip art courtesy of Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - uh, sometime in
the last couple of years or so.....
OOPS! Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.pdclipart.org/displayimage.php?album=108&pos=96 - 03/01/09
Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 02/16/09
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
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