03/13/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Bonnie Woodgreen
“There are in
every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are
in every generation
Patrick Pearse, a.k.a.
Padraig Pearse - a leader of the 1916 Rebellion
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're still celebrating this week with Irish songs.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suiAOjTlFdA - Bonnie Woodgreen
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeZeUy3doxk&NR=1 - Bonnie Woodgreen - John Fisher School Choir - BBC Choir Of the Year 2008 - Due to the amateur quality of the recordings, rarely do I carry school choirs, but this is an absolutely flawless performance.
From http://www.alliancemusic.com/product.cfm?iProductID=410 - 03/12/09:
"'Bonny Wood Green' is a ballad from World War I, still sung in Irish pubs today. The Irish were unenthusiastic about entering the war on the British side, but once the decision had been made there were surprisingly large numbers of volunteers. The divided loyalties of the Irish soldiers cannot have made their ordeal in the trenches any easier."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Newest Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;
16 - Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC;
17 – Barbara Brewer (’69) of VA;
18 - Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND Wade Scott ('66) of MO;
19 - Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA;
20 - My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of VA AND Sid Melton ('64) of NY AND Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA AND My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS, UT - '82) of NC !
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Steve Hochman ('60) of VA - 03/12/09 - "Stuart Gardens":
Gary Fitzgerald ('61 - of VA) gave me a a great walk down memory lane regarding Stuart Gardens. I lived across the short street from Steve Veazey ('60) while Butch Eason lived behind me, Roger ('61) and Bobby ('64) Callis lived across the street on the corner of Chestnut and 16th Street, while Frank Friedland ('60) lived next to them. (The Head Cheerleader of 1958), Evelyn Fryer, lived behind Steve Veazey and Brenda Veazey ('62). Less than a half block away on 17th Street there was Allen Hall ('61), Fred Sage ('61), and my best friend and college room mate
Johnny Canepa ('60)
(02 Jan 1941 - 18 Apr 1998).
Another life long friend,
Ronnie Burroughs ('60)
and his sister
Tina ('62) lived on 21st Street.
Horace Underwood (President of the Class of '61) lived on 18th
Street. My buddy
Bill Roady ('60) lived on
Wickham in Christopher Shores; his house was the meeting place for
Frances Hammond ('60) and
Joan Sammons (Queen of the Class of 1960) were
within a block.
I am sure I have left out a bunch of friends, however, Stuart Gardens was a great place to live during a great time with life long friends.
Thanks for the memories!
P.S. Carol, I forgot two other Stuart Garden friends. Neta Mae Collins ('60) and Frank Ivey (President and King of the Class of '59). I am sure the list will grow.
Thanks, Steve Hochman
Thanks so much, Steve! Whether it was Stuart Gardens, Christopher Shores, the Stuart Homes Apartments, or the Stuart Gardens Apartments themselves, that end of Newport News was certainly a wonderful, caring neighborhood back in the fifties and sixties!
In addition to numerous younger siblings of those you've already mentioned, a few more schoolmates popped into my mind: David ('65), Judy, and Jimmy Ellenson; their cousin, Harron Ellenson ('65); Billy Greene ('61); Mike ('61), Susie ('63) (1945 - 20 Nov 2008), and Scotty ('68) Jeffers at 965 - 17th Street; Terry ('61) and Sue ('63) Harrison; Mrs. Baab, Rita ('62) and Carl ('67); the Lillastons; Bobby ('62) and Polly ('65) Norris; Pam ('62) and Bill ('67) Larmer; and Craig Miller ('63); Paula Sturtevant ('62); Jimmy Edwards ('62); Zatha Franks ('62); Harry Barritt ('64); Becky Cash ('64); Myra ('58) and David ('64) Rosenwasser; Carol Lee ('63), Jeannie ('65) and Susie ('70) Collier; Teddy ('60) and Susan ('66) Sandler; Colin Faison ('58); and Don ('55) (01 Nov 1936 - 16 Apr 2007) and Bobby ('61) Buchan lived somewhere or another in Stuart Gardens as well.
I posted your remarks here, Steve, but I really should cross-post them all one fine day, as the neighborhoods blended one into another:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/STUART-GARDENS-AREA.html - new postings here
I seem never to have created a page for Christopher Shores; what was I thinking?!!? I'll try to remedy that next week!
Thanks again for the memories, Steve!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/09 - "Hey":
Your heart is your Love,
Your love is your Family ,
Your family is your Future ,
Your future is your Destiny ,
Your destiny is your Ambition,
Your ambition is your Aspiration ,
Your aspiration is your Motivation ,
Your motivation is your Belief,
Your belief is your Peace ,
Your peace is your Target ,
Your target is Heaven,
Heaven is no fun without FRIENDS .
Thanks, Joyce - nice thoughts!
From Jim Dossett ('66) of FL - 03/1/09 - "Please, please, please ...":
... keep us (me) informed of
any possibility of getting a bit of Saunders
Stadium. When I was there for the '66 reunion I took one last lap
around the track. I wish I had scooped up some cinders then. However if
Joe Wingo of NC, President of the Class of 1965,
or anyone else comes up with a way to save a piece of history --- let me know.
Any Typhoon would be hard pressed not to have some story or memory related to the stadium. Of course the football teams and track teams spent the most time there, but I also remember late night band practices under the lights getting ready for football games. I'm sure the girls hockey teams put their time on the field too. Gym classes, after school punishments, and sometime even Mrs. Weaver's English classes took place there. It may be that the Navy will not cooperate and in doing so will prevent us from having books ends made from the concrete or a jar full of cinders as a paperweight --- but they can't touch the memories in our minds nor the love in our hearts.
Feel free to publish my email address on your site.
AMEN to all that, Jim - thanks so much!
OH - and I meant to tell you sooner, but your email addy is already published here - and has been from the git-go, I think:
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/12/09 - "Have a Giggle (#1 in a series of 13)":
After hearing me complain about my doctor getting on me about losing another 10 pounds my wife sent me the attached email for future excuses I can give him!
Have to admit I never thought of these and may use them next visit, when I know I will have probably gained another 10 pounds.
In case you need some newsletter filler sometime, I included the "Herman" comic attachments also!
Hope you enjoy them, and thanks again for keeping us in touch with our glory days.
GIGGLES!!! These are great, Butch - thanks!
From Me ('65) of IL - 03/13/09:
Don't forget - my little darlings are arriving from Massachusetts tonight, and I shall be romping and playing and visiting relatives with them. My attention to the site and the Newsletters may be somewhat sporadic.....
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 19542. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: www.hamptonhigh1964.com - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 -The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at email@example.com - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com.
5.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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Down by the green bushes of Bonnie Woodgreen
Where me and my true love so oftimes have been
As the days they rolled onward so happy were we
Ah, but never she thought that a soldier I'd be.
It was early one morning as the lambs they did play
'Twas off to Kells Barracks, I there made my way
To enlist in the army and fight for my King
And I bid my farewell to Bonnie Woodgreen.
Our ship at Larne Harbour sat ready to sail
And mothers were weeping and sisters looked pale
There was singing and dancing all happy and gay
Ah, but little they thought of the lads far away.
It was 'way out in Flanders at the back of the line
They were talking of sweethearts they all left behind
When one Irish soldier says, "I have a queen,
And she works in John Ross' of Bonnie Woodgreen."
It was early one morning while facing the foe
A shot from the enemy this young lad laid low
He called for his comrades, it was a sad scene
"Say good-bye to my Nellie and Bonnie Woodgreen."
So if ever to Ulster you chance for to stray
There's a neat little fact'ry near Ballynafeigh(?)
Where there's weavers and winders all rosy and clean
And they all wear white aprons in Bonnie Woodgreen. .
"Bonnie Woodgreen" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland.htm - 03/10/09
Image of Irish Prayer courtesy of http://karatetraining.org/weblog/?m=200703 - 03/12/09
Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars15.html - 03/12/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band
Version) clip art courtesy of
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines 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
Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Sparkly Rose Diamond Bar courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon
('65) of VA - 03/12/09
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
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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