03/14/05 - NNHS Newsletter - When I Fall in Love
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
SURPRISE! We have many exciting images, old and new, today!
Speaking of surprises, I had a plethora of them myself this week! Y'all
have sent me all manner of goodies - extremely
generous contributions, presents, pictures, phone calls! Thank you all so much! You're the best!
One of those phone calls today was from Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA.
We think we might be able to expedite re-forming
the mysterious "list" for the Class of 1965 if all of you '65ers would email me your mailing addresses and phone numbers
once again with feeling. I promise to only share them with 500 of my closest friends and publish them on two web sites. NOOOO,
that's not right! What I MEANT to say is, they will be held in strictest confidence for the sole use of the Reunion Committee.
That would be most helpful, and I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks so much for your help!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 03/13/05:
After reading what your mom did
with the Christmas decorations in three hours, I understand where you
get your wicked sense of humor....
MOI?!? Why, Sir, whatever do you mean?!? WILD GIGGLES!!!
From Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA - 03/13/05:
Hmmm - there may be some truth there. I've recognized for years that total
strangers will approach me
in stores and suddenly begin teasing me unmercifully and outrageously. Something must be obvious to one and all......
My mama was the
coolest! Did I tell that that two or three months before she died in
February of 1999 (she was almost 91),
she had to be placed in a nursing home in Richmond. She took great delight on smilingly greeting each new person there
with the sweetly delivered question, "Oh, am I in the poor house?" - just to see and hear their utter shock and horror?
She was a character - and possessed of great character as well.
From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 03/13/05:
I think that group date or gathering you mentioned was over the Christmas holidays of our freshman year at college, when
a number of us were back in town. I don't remember about the decorations, but maybe I was so bedazzled by the company
I was with that the decorations did not make a lasting impression.
Your mention of me, though, reminds me of another subject I've been meaning to ask you about. When your reference a
person in your newsletter, you mention their state of residence. In today's newsletter we had people of VA, CA, RI, GA, WV,
NC, and Northern VA. Is Northern VA going to be the 51st state, or maybe are we a different country or planet?
Henry, you're absolutely right! That timing makes more sense, and I
started to say that it was Christmas of '65
rather than '64, but then I thought that must have been my imagination. Well, that explains why it felt like such a special ,
exciting occasion. It was very festive, and we were all dressed to the nines. "Bedazzled by the company?!?" Well, bless
your heart, Henry - what a sweet thing to say! Thank you!
But are you
trying to say that Northern VA is NOT the 51st state?!? Why, I've
always thought it to be so! I've just never been
quite certain of its boundaries. Is it north of Fredericksburg? Or perhaps Manassas? And where might the western borders
lie? I just do not know. I'd know by the rate of my heart beat and the increase in my blood pressure if I were driving around
up there for very long, though, I'm pretty sure....
Thanks again, Henry!
From Marc Snyder ('65) of NC - 03/13/05:
thought I'd let all of the faithful Typhoon readers that Marc Snyder is
so very proud to announce the Commissioning
of the son of the late Sandra Tilles (Snyder) and Marc in the United States Coast Guard. He went to ECU, where he
received his degree and entered the Coast Guard as an enlisted man, but now will be Commissioned a LT.JG in May
of this year. Marc and the late Sandra Tilles were graduates of the Class of 65'.
Best regards to all of you Typhoons and keep the Newsletter coming.
Marc Snyder Raleigh, N.C.
WOWZERS!!! How exciting! You must be very proud, Marc - as I'm sure Sandra would be, too.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us!
From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 03/13/05:
Book Corner Daily Press, Mar. 13, 05
March 13 2005
Tidewater resident Patrick Evans-Hylton has written "Hampton Roads in World War II" (Arcadia, $19.99), part of the "Images of America Series."
The book features more than 200 vintage images, an overview of military history in Hampton Roads from the 1600s, and information about area
POW internment camps housing German and Italian prisoners and about the fear of spies immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Evans-Hylton is an editor for Hampton Roads Monthly. His other books include "The Suffolk Peanut Festival" and "Smithfield: Ham Capital of the
World." The book is available at area bookstores and through online booksellers.
Thanks so much, Fred! Okay, am I
the only one ignorant of the existence of this
camp?!? And David, I know that this is an extremely busy moment in your life, but how soon do you think you can get over there
and snag a "NOW" image of the site for us?
From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 03/13/05:
I don’t know how it all works
when I want to say thank you to Paul (Dobie - '66 - of CO) for updating
all of us on what has
happened during his life but I guess this is how I’ll do it. I can only say OH MY GOSH – how interesting and worthwhile. It
was awesome to hear about you and your family. My life has not been nearly as interesting – maybe in some ways.
Please stay in touch.
"See, the way it works is, the train leaves, not the station."
Oh, no - that's what Jon Lovitz said in A League of Our Own!
The way it really works is, I forwarded your note to Paul And he really has had an exciting life, hasn't he?!?
sometimes I think we (especially we women) tend to downplay the interest in our
own lives. In retrospect, they
often have held their own excitements which we somehow fail to recognize as they occur.
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/07/05:
|THEN: Thursday, May 19, 1972 - Blue Lite Party at Manor House - Strawberry Banks|
Band that played
at the Blue Lite all the time - Benn Rush?
Maybe Elliot ?, lead singer
('62) of VA - used to work part-time
at the Blue Lite Club
Blue Lite Beer
John Lancaster in the back on the right
('67) of VA
My beer mug at the Blue Lite Party - which was also my 24th Birthday
|The Girls' Chuggin' Contest||John Lancaster doing something||
Winners(s) of Mr.
Blue Lite Contest
- Yep, they're in their skivvies
At another time....
Fishing in the Atlantic - waay out there.
Miss Blue Lite Winner
Miss Blue Lite
Odd... I don't think I ever saw her at the club...
I'm wearing a
Blue Lite T-shirt that said:
TRY IT - YOU'LL LIKE IT
And speaking of excitement.....
David, David, David. My, my, my.
Thanks for these ever so exciting images, Sweetie! They are now posted on the wildly exciting Blue Lite page:
MORE REUNION IMAGES:
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/11/05:
These images were taken from the disposable cameras which were placed on each table, Friday night, October 22, 2004:
Fred Mays ('60)
of VA; Owen Smith ('63) of VA;
Linda Smith of VA; and
Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64)
|Garland Hudson ('65) of FL and Donnie Tyndall ('64) of MD||Practically Everybody!||Dyanne Pritchett Lathan ('64) of VA; Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA; and Sandi Williams Patrick ('64) of VA||
of VA and Pam Smith Arnold ('64) of VA
('62) of VA and Dave Arnold ('65)
and Ken Henderson ('64) of MD;
of VA; and Nancy Flax of VA; STANDING: Charlie Snead ('64) of NC; Ray Staton ('64) of VA; and Thommy Rowell Snead ('64) of NC
|Richard Curtis ('64) and Kerri Curtis of AL||Betty Sue Lanier Rough ('64) and _____ Rough of VA; Linda Lane Lane ('64) and Jimmy Lane of VA|
|Tom Flax ('64) of VA; Richard Curtis ('64) and Kerri Curtis of AL||
Snead ('64) and Charlie Snead ('64)
Linda Lane Lane
('64) and Jimmy Lane
|Nancy Flax and Tom Flax ('64) of VA;||_____ Rough and Betty Sue Lanier Rough ('64) of VA;|
And these images were taken from the disposable cameras which were placed on each table, Saturday night, October 23, 2004:
Ramsey ('64) (with camera) and Pat Ramsey of VA
(Parksley HS - '58);
and Brenda Hudson Ramsey ('64) of
Ramsey ('64) and Pat Ramsey (Parksley HS - '58)
Jo Bearor of VA
Bill Hobbs ('66)
of Northern VA; Joel Lewis ('64) and Gail Lewis
|Randy Bearor ('64) and Jo Bearor of VA||Jane Van Noy Fabula ('66) and Joe Fabula ('62) of VA||
Ramsey ('64) and Pat Ramsey
(Parksley HS - '58)
Thanks so much, Dave! I'll be adding these to the other Reunion Pictures - ah, very soon....
And I'll finish labeling these very soon, too - right after I check the spellings........yeah, that's the ticket.....
From Debby Fink Golden ('65) of MA - 03/14/05:
What fantastic photos! You, Pauline, Janice, Todd, Dave, Pam - you guys look the same as you did in our senior year!
Good living must be the secret!
Aren't they just beautiful, Debby?!? Thanks! I can't wait to see you again in October!
From Kelly Loose Bustamante (’58) of TX - 03/14/05:
Fred Field ('45 - of CA) has
such an amazing memory. I want to ask Fred if he recalls there being a
billiards or bowling alley above one of the Five & Dime’s stores on Washington Avenue in Newport
News? I remember being cautioned by my Mother to never go up those stairs, so there was always
there this mystique of the unknown associated with my memory of that doorway.
Here’s an interesting tidbit. Two
movie stars from the glamorous forties went to school at
Daniel; they were Ava Gardner and Kathryn Grayson. I believe that Ava attended NNHS, not sure
about Kathryn Grayson. Ava was from North Carolina and I recall reading (somewhere) that she was
teased about her accent in drama class while attending NNHS. Also, jazz greats Pearl Bailey and
Ella Fitzgerald were born in Newport News.
Kelly Loose Bustamante NNHS’58
Thanks! I'm sure you're come to the right place!
Those celebrities are certainly part of the glory of Newport News - as are all
of y'all! You're very special people
from a very special time and place. I do so treasure my association with you all!
Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other!
Love to all, Carol
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When I Fall in Love
When I fall in love it will be forever
Or I'll never fall in love
In a restless world like this is
Love is ended before it's begun
And too many moonlight kisses
Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun
When I give my heart it will be completely
Or I'll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you.
And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you.
"When I Fall in Love" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
"When I Fall in Love" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Cupids Clip Art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/13/05
Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 03/13/05
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