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03/08/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Baby, It's You

"I've learned ... that no one is perfect
until you fall in love with them."

- Andy Rooney
(b. 14 Jan 1919)

                                                            

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,                                                                                                         

   As I'm experiencing problems with my blood pressure, and consequently not feeling well today, today's Newsletter will be much shorter than originally planned.  Sorry!  


BIRTHDAYS:

  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/07/06:

Since you noted the birthday of    Steve Burns' ('65 - of MN) mother, I thought that I would tell you that 8 March is my mother's birthday, as well.

Mildred Mae Linkous (Spriggs) was born in 1921, and is an NNHS graduate. Unfortunately, I can never remember what class, but it was most likely 1938.
 
   WOWZERONI-RINI!  That makes today her 85th Birthday!  Please wish her a great day from all of us!
 
   I added her name to the Birthday Page:
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

She is also a graduate of Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, which was a stone's throw from her home at 337-47th Street. (Remember the first image I sent you with me lying in that front yard with Jackson in the background?)

   Oh, David, how could I ever forget that precious image?!?  You were one of the most naturally adorable babies I've ever seen!
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/B-stonewall-jackson-sch.html
 
 

   A Very Happy Birthday today to both Mrs. Doris Burns and Mrs. Mildred Linkous Spriggs! 


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/08/06 - "Reunion Info":

Hi, Carol:
When I read your response to the message from    Norton Richman ('61 - of VA) I thought you might like to make note of the NNHS Class of 1961 Reunion. The dates are July 1 and July 2, 2006. Location to be announced. Perhaps I can get you in touch with the coordinator, for she is also looking for members of that class that have moved and did not furnish a current address.
 
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks so much, Adonis - that would be super!   

   And speaking of reunions.......

 


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/06 - "NNHS 64/60 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
NEWS RELEASE":


MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1964
 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

 

Our 60th Birthday Celebration has been scheduled:

 

WHEN: 

14 OCTOBER 2006

7:00 - 11:00 PM

 

WHERE: 

SPIRIT EVENTS

12672 PATRICK HENRY DRIVE

NEWPORT NEWS  VA 23602

 

WHAT:

INFORMAL "SOCK HOP"

(WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM)

CATERED FOOD

ADULT BEVERAGES

MUSIC

DANCING

BIRTHDAY CAKE

__________________________________

 

YOU CAN ALWAYS CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION:

 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1964-B.html

 

OR YOU CAN E-MAIL US AT:

nnhs64@cox.net
 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE
 

 

   There you are, Dave!  I've posted it as requested, and also gave you top billing on the index page:. 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1964-B.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com 

   We wish you all success and happiness with it! 


  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 03/08/06 - "Thanks for the email":

Dear Carol,
 
I just received your email announcing the latest 2 newsletters.  I hope I'm back on your regular distribution list.
 
I have not been receiving email announcements from you in like, forever.
 
Joe Drewry

   This is strictly from the Twilight Zone, Joe!  I'm delighted you're receiving the announcements again.  The eerie part is that I did nothing to keep them from you earlier, nor did I do anything to restore them to you once again.  I assume the internet has a will of its own....

   But welcome back! 

 


  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 03/08/06 - "True Story":

Hi Carol.

A little while ago I was watching one of the news channels. A reporter was interviewing a retired General about the current situation in Iraq.

 
Whenever I see one of these interviews, it always gives me a good chuckle, not because of the interview, which is usually about serious problems, but because of the following true story:
 
When I was in my Junior year at W&M, I was dating Joyce, who lived in Arlington, VA. I roomed with a fraternity brother, Roger, who lived in Alexandria. Roger was dating Becky, who lived in Norfolk. We all decided to spend spring break in northern VA and do a lot of sightseeing. Becky rode up with me and stayed with Joyce, while I stayed with Roger.
 
One day when we picked the girls up, Joyce insisted on showing us a fancy housing development before we headed into DC for the day. Roger & I were like, "who cares?", but went along since it was on the way to DC.
 
As we turned in to the development, Joyce told us to "Pay very close attention to the names". Well, the houses were indeed very large & expensive looking, on 2-3 acre lots, with all the lawns, shrubbery, etc., being immaculately trimmed and kept.
 
And from the names, it was obvious that this was a development containing mostly retired military generals & admirals. At least 3 out of 4 homes had a fancy gate or portal containing names like "James Jackson, Lt Gen, USA, Retired", "John Jones, Rear Adm, USN, Retired", etc etc. Each was obviously trying to outdo the others.
 
Joyce finally had us turn into a long cul-de-sac, and as we turned, at the end on a small hill we could see what was obviously the largest, fanciest house in the development. It looked to be on about 10 acres, and actually had 2 yardmen out working on the grounds.
 
When we got to it, the name on the portal read "John Smith, PFC, USA, Retired" !!
 
Don't you know that frosted some of those Admirals & Generals? Needless to say, I have had a pleasant chuckle over the years whenever I see a retired officer introduced as such.

   GIGGLES!!!  WOWZERS - what a lovely lesson on humility - and no doubt several other topics!  Thanks so much, Ronnie! 

 


 From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 03/08/06:

Carol,

Thank    Jennie (Sheppard - '62 - of NC) with my whole heart (for providing the 1587 list of names for the Lost Colony); it was was kind of her to take the time.

Linda May

   Certainly!  Oh, Jen-nie.......

   And thank you, Linda May!  Had you not asked, I wouldn't have seen them myself - and I quite enjoyed it! 

 


UPDATES:

  From Me ('65) of NC - 03/07/06:

   At long last I created the Contact Page for the Class of 1960, which while not complete, contains as much information as either I have available to me, or am authorized to publish::

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-ALL.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1960.html

   This is now cross-referenced on the Alumni List for your convenience:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html

 


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06 - "Why I love the south" (#17 in a Series):

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

D
 

 
     Oh, no, I changed my mind; this one's my favorite.

(I'll just bite my tongue here for a while, and - uh - try not to scream....)

   Thanks, David! 

 
     
     



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

 

                          Love to all, Carol

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Baby, It's You

Words and Music by Hal David, Barney Williams, and Burt Bacharach
 

(The Beatles, Recorded February 11, 1963)

(Originally recorded by The Shirelles)
 

Sha la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la
It's not the way you smile that touched my heart.
(sha la la la la)
It's not the way you kiss that tears me apart.
Uh, oh, many, many, many nights go by,
I sit alone at home and I cry over you.
What can I do. Can't help myself, 'cause Baby, it's you. Baby, it's you.

You should hear what they say about you, "cheat," "cheat."
They say, they say you never never never ever been true. (cheat cheat)
Uh oh, It doesn't matter what they say, I know I'm gonna love you any old way.
What can I do, and it's true. Don't want nobody, nobody, 'cause baby, it's you.
(sha la la la la la la)
Baby, it's you. (sha la la la la la la)

Guitar Solo

Uh oh, It doesn't matter what they say, I know I'm gonna love you any old way.
What can I do, when it's true. Don't want nobody, nobody, 'cause baby, it's you.
(sha la la la la la la)
Baby, it's you. (sha la la la la la la) Don't leave me all alone
 


"Baby, It's You" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beatles/:
http://209.68.63.220/19580222/rock/beatles/BabyItsYou.mid
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Baby, It's You" lyrics courtesy of http://www.iqm.ro/beatles/plyri.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!

 Animated Kissing Babies clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars26.html - 08/17/05

Animated Pastel Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 08/17/05

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

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