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03/17/06 - NNHS Newsletter

"May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand."

- An Old Irish Blessing

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today is St. Patrick's Day.  You know what that means, don't you?  That's right.  It means if you remembered to go outside at dawn or 6:00 AM, whichever worked best for you, and carefully examined all the patches of moss in your yard (or preferably, your carefully cultivated moss gardens and moss pots), you stood an excellent chance of spotting a leprechaun.  And if you did, he would have granted you three wishes.  And that would have been most lovely.  Mind you, I've never managed to find one yet myself, but I remain ever optimistic.  
       


NEWBIES:

1.   Bob Schweida ('54) of NH - 03/11/06:

CAROL,

PLEASE ADD MY NAME TO THE CLASS OF 1954 LISTING,
BOB SCHWEIDA (54) OF NH

     THANK YOU.

TYPHOONS FOREVER

   Thank you, Bob!  It's good to have you officially onboard with us!

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

2.    Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 03/15/06 - "NNHS Mailing List":

   Hi, Mark!  It's so good to hear from you!  I added your name to the mailing lists and to the Alumni Page, as well as the Contact Page for 1966:
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-ALL.html
 
     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1966.html
 
   I did not post your email addy, but will if you authorize me to do so.
 
   Send me your birthday, and I'll post that, too:
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html
 
   I wonder if you've already seen your name mentioned on the pages?  Don Chaney and I both spoke of you here:
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/assassination.html
 
   And I just changed your status from "MISSING" to "FOUND" here:
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2006-missing.html
 
   Welcome aboard, and I'll see you in September!
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html
 
     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1966.html
 


BIRTHDAYS - BELATED AND OTHERWISE:


   Oh, WOWZERONI!!!
 Look at all this!  Two have already passed by, one is today, and three more are fast upon us!

15 -    Joan Williams Eberwine ('57)
16 -    Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA 1948

17
  Barbara Brewer (69) of VA - 1951
18 -    Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA - 1939
18 -    Kay Knight Midkiff ('59) of VA - 1941
19 -   Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 1948

    Many happy returns to you all, and Barbara, you have an especially fine St. Patrick's Day Birthday! 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 


From Bob Schweida ('54) of NH - 03/11/06:


CAROL,

IT SOMETIMES TAKES ME TIME TO GET IN GEAR. I AM THE BROTHER OF   MARGARET SCHWEIDA (56), ALSO    JERRY SCHWEIDA (62),   JOHN SCHWEIDA (67) AND    JANE MARTIN (SCHWEIDA) (69).

   AHA!  Thanks for confirming all our suspicions, Bob!

I NOW HAVE ANOTHER SCHWEIDA LIVING IN NEWPORT NEWS. MY BABY DAUGHTER (22) GRADUATED FROM CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT IN DECEMBER 2005. SHE STAYED IN NEWPORT NEWS AND WORKS FOR FERGUSON ENTERPRISES. SHE DOESN'T LIKE THE COLD.

BOB SCHWEIDA (54)


 
She's a smart woman. She probably just couldn't bear to leave "the sacred soil of Virginia".

 


  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 03/11/06:

<<Vietnam page with the four or five playlists >>
 
Carol and/or Gloria,
Tell me more about this website and I will see if I can find it for you.  With my study of Vietnam war history, there are not many Nam websites that I have not visited at least once.  Send me the link that you have and describe the site a little.
 
Al Simms (60)

   Thanks, Al!  You probably do have this included in your material somehow.  It's simply a link to a cool site called something like Music of the Vietnam War Era. It's the link itself that we've lost.

   Wait a minute!  Stop the train!

   As it happens, after I had given up completely, I miraculously just found it!

   It was from   Rip Collins ('65) of TN on 11/08/05:

http://chu65nang67.us/nam/vietnam.html

   There ya go, everyone!  Grab it while it's hot!

   Thanks again, Al! 

 


From Bob Schweida ('54) of NH - 03/11/06:

CAROL,

I NOTICED THAT THERE IS A VOID FOR BIRTHDAYS IN FEBRUARY. I WOULD LIKE TO CORRECT THAT BY HAVING MY NAME PLACED ON THE EMPTY DATE, 29 FEBRUARY. BOB SCHWEIDA (54) 1936, A YOUNG KID.

THANK YOU,
BOB SCHWEIDA (54)

   WOWZERONI!!!  You're only 17-1/2 years old!  How cool is that?!?  I've happily added your name to the Birthday Page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 


  From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 03/11/06 - "Movie Theatres":

I have some information on some of our old movie theaters. I have come to own a 1945-1946 Peninsula telephone directory that lists the name and address for each one.

   SUPER-DE-DUPER!!!  Congratulations on your treasure!

It was interesting to note that there are no drive-in theaters listed. They must have come shortly after this period. There is a cool picture of the old Burkholder dairy milk delivery truck in the yellow pages.

 
 
     As a matter of fact, I have recently been given some material which may very very answer this question, Mike.  I hope to be able to process it all over the weekend.

   I'll also add your phone listings to the Our Old Movie Theaters page, and create a new page for Burkholder Dairy.  I might even have some old images concerning that one myself.

   Thanks so much, Mike! 

 
1945 1945    
       

If any of you Typhoons, or maybe even a Crabber or two, have anything that they would like for me to look up, I would be glad to do it.
 
Mike Leonard (68)

   Actually, I have something myself.  How about the Wythe Bowling Alley on Kecoughtan Road?  I'd like an exact address, because I'm completely obsessive about such things.  Oh, actually, that probably came later as well.  Oh, rats.  Well, thanks anyway! 

 


From Armand "Buzzy" Blanchard (Kecoughtan HS - '68) of LA - 03/11/06:

Kecoughtan (68) but typhoon at heart.
 
 
  Saw picture of Janet Hirshman ('68). Only one since I started reading newsletter that I recognized. I love reading it.

Hope she still remembers me from east end. And her brother (Mike Hirshman - '65 - of CO) also, what a thrill.

   It was a thrill seeing them both again, too, Buzzy!  They were both so instantly recognizable - which is no mean accomplishment after 40 years!
 

 
March 6, 2005
Buzzy, my wife Nancy,
and our kids
   
Dog Day Afternoon    

Waiting to hear from anyone. They might remember Armand Blanchard.

Coming from New Orleans.

   Wellllll, I remember your big brother,    Jerry ('62) of VA, anyway!  But you were just so young!  WILD GIGGLES!!!!

   Thanks for your picture, Buzzy - oh, and your kids are very beautiful!

 


From John London (Warwick HS - '57) - 03/10/05 and 03/12/06 - "Palace Theater":

Carol -

I happened to be there on the very day that they began demolition of the old 'Palace Theatre', and I talked my way inside. (Here is) a somewhat moody shot of the interior from the stage facing the seating area.....
 

 
 
..... you have done a beautiful job with the web site - I have had a great time with it!
 
Continued success -
 
John London

WOWZERONI-RINI!!!

 
     
     
  
   I moved away from the Peninsula in August of 1968, and didn't really return even for touring purposes until October of 2000.  So many of my memories are flawed, scrambled, and completely missing, but seeing that interior wall just restored an entire segment of delightful old memories to me.  Thanks so very much, John! 

   I haven't yet posted this to the Palace Theater page.  Have you any idea when this was??

   (Of course it's entirely possible that this is included in some of the recent information which has been supplied to me which also remains unprocessed at the moment......)

 


  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 03/14/06 - "st pattys day":

     Eat .......Drink.  .  ....And be Merry.....and soon you  will see the GOOD Lucky FAIRY......      

Hope all Enjoy The DAY........ Typhoons Forever     al     
 

 
  
   Thanks so much, Al!  I get such a kick out of your Pict-o-grams! 

 
 


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/14/06 - "Juggling Act" AND "Juggling Act REDUX":

This came to me from a friend.  I don't think that "Juggling Act" quite covers it. Judge for yourself.

Dave

This is toooo cool.  hope you can open and enjoy.  incredible the things folks can do when they put their mind to it. 
 
If this doesn't make you drop your chin and say "WOW!!" then you're hopeless.
 
 Very clever act...
Make sure you turn the speakers on,  Beatles music
  http://marketplace.espeakers.com/movie.php?sid=5290&aid=10558
 

I forwarded this to you too soon.

Not to "one-up" my friend who sent it to me, BUT .... go here and watch another guy do the same act as Chris, but with FIVE balls, not THREE.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=QYUXaYCkv-A&search=jason%20garfield

Dave

   Thank you, David!  These acts were both incredible to me, and the commentary offered on the second one was really interesting.
 
   I kept thinking as I watched Chris Bliss that he did not move like any juggler I've ever seen before in my life - and I was raised on weekly sessions of Ed Sullivan.
 
   His name was unfamiliar to me, and I kept wondering what his primary occupation must be.  Was he a musician?  A choreographer?  What else does he do?  It seems that he is a comedian...
 
   The second man moved like a classical juggler, and was understandably very proud of that fact.  He kept referring to Bliss's "awkward, pained body language" - which I thought was his interpretation of the music, the juggling being a delicious secondary treat.  And even if they were performing near identical routines, they still strike me as "apples and oranges" entertainments, which should not be compared quite so literally, the first as something truly novel and mesmerizing, the second as an outstanding achievement.
 
   I found them both quite fascinating,  Thank you so much for sharing them! 

   And the more I think of them, the more I prefer Chris Bliss' act.  It was weird and unusual.  And so am I.

 


  From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 03/15/06:

Thanks for responding to my Email and feel free to post away.

dob 02/05/1948

 
Thanks,
Mark

   Thank you, Mark!  I did indeed!  Your email addy and your birthday have now been added to our lists:

 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 


  From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 03/16/06:

Howdy From Houston!
 
Announcing the 39th Annual WorldFest Film/Video Selections
The preliminary list of selected Shorts and Feature Films is now posted on our website!
We are now streaming selected Shorts & Feature Trailers!
The 39th Annual WorldFest-Houston
 
Before there was SXSW, Toronto or Sundance, there was WorldFest! Premiering 53 new Indie Feature Films and 88 new Intl Shorts, during the ten-day film/video festival, April 21-30, 2006. More than 450 international filmmakers will attend. Come & See!

Announcing The Dean Award for Excellence in Screenplays: $5,000 in cash grants to the three top Remi Winners, and the First Place Remi Winners receives $2,500usd cash and a one-year Production Option. 2nd Place is $1,500 cash and 3rd Place is $1,000 cash, presented at the Awards Gala at The Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom on April 29th.

Remi Award Winners in other categories to be posted in two weeks. This is not the final list and it does not show all the winners or all the films being screened. It is a "work in progress" - We are updating it on a daily basis!

See the Remi Winners, see the Streaming Videos on 247Show!

   (If this is unfamiliar to y'all, if you have no idea what is happening here, I don't want to spoil the surprise.  Just go to Captain Todd's incredible site and let the wonder of it all unfold to you.)

web: http://www.worldfest.org

   And you might want to take a look here, too:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-coast-guardsmen.html

   Thanks so much, Hunter!  What a thrill! 

 


From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/16/06 - "Soldiers Update":

I have found the correct birth date for:  Daniel MacArthur Gade - February 7, 1975
 
 
Also, see you don't have a birth dates for:
 
 
Charles Edward Duke was born October 10, 1943
 
Frederick Craig Eubank was born June 26, 1946
 
William Charles Hallett was born May 31, 1947
 
James Martin Prigmore was born in February 1943
 
Charles Leonard Wiggins was born August 14. 1942
 
Hope this helps fill many date gaps for the Famous Soldiers in addition to what I have already sent.
 
Eric S. Huffstutler
BHS '75

   You completely blow my mind, Eric, but don't ever tell me how you do that.  I prefer to think you have a resident leprechaun of your own who helps you in these matters.  Thanks so much!  I added these this morning, and cross-referenced them to other pages as well:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-soldiers.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-soldiers-G-L.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-soldiers-M-R.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-soldiers-S-Z.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam62.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam.html

   It's strange that of all the information you sent me recently, Eric, that I started with the most recent and am working my way backward, but then, I am strange!

   This is actually all posted.  Try not to lose consciousness, Sweetie......

 


From John London (Warwick HS - '57) - 03/16/06 - "Paramount Theater":

Carol -
 
Attached is a picture I made of The Paramount box-office when I was on the staff of The Daily Press.
 
 
 
The year is about 1962. It was part of a series I did about what folks in NN do for entertainment. Hope you like it.
 
Love your site.
 
John London

   Oh, what a great image!  Thank you so much for sharing it with us, John!  I'll update the Paramount page to include it as soon as I'm able.

   (Love those heels!)

 
about 1962    
     


  From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 03/16/06:

Carol - you are too young - but this is how all of us OLDIES feel! 
 
Thanks for bringing so many wonderful people together.  I love reading their emails and realizing how happy they are to be in touch.
 
ev
 
 
     Evelyn, you are such a sweetie-pie! 

   First of all, having seen your recent photographs, there is no way I'm ever biting for that "us OLDIES" bit nonsense where you are concerned!

   Secondly, I love that little verse!  Snippets of it run through my mind practically every morning in the five minutes or so I spend still in bed just after I really awake, and it always makes me smile, if I'm not already!

   (And I firmly believe that everyone should awaken smiling.  Otherwise, what's the point?)

 
     
     

   By the way, when I was three years old and had what they used to call German measles and was lying quite ill in my little bed, my daddy (who spoiled me way beyond all reason) brought me home a squeaky Tweety Bird toy - which I loved intensely.  It's a little known fact that shortly thereafter, I determined to marry my beloved Tweety Bird, but somehow, my plans were altered in the intervening years:

http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat/me.html

   Thanks, Lady! 

 


REALLY, REALLY BACKLOGGED:

   This is so old it's downright embarrassing     - but it's fun!

  From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 11/15/06 - Reunion CD #1 - Friday, October 21, 2005:

 
Henry ('65) and Yvonne Peters (HHS - '64) Hoyle of Northern VA ?; Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD; Henry ('65) and Yvonne Peters (HHS - '64) Hoyle of Northern VA Van Rowell ('65) of NC and Jim Morrow ('65) of NE ?? - BEST WILD GUESS: Jackie Millikin Gray ('65) and Steve Pullen ('65) of VA (actually, I don't think that's right...)  
   
 
Mike Miller ('65) of NC and Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI and Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA  Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC and Mike Miller ('65) of NC Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA and Van Rowell ('65) of NC  
   
 
Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA and Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA  Van Rowell ('65) of NC; Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA; and Charles Shofner of VA hidden in the background  Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA; Van Rowell ('65) of NC; and Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA in background Van Rowell ('65) of NC; Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA; and Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA in background on left  
   
 These images are from the table-top cameras. 
I'll try to post a few in each newsletter until I'm done.
 
Van Rowell ('65) of NC; Charles and Pauline Collins ('65) Shofner of VA; and Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA in background Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA; Van Rowell ('65) of NC; and Charles Shofner of VA  
   


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06 - "Why I love the south" (#20 in a Series):

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

D
 

 
   

   Thanks, Dave! 

 
     
     



   In addition to all the several notes from y'all which I didn't include today, I had at least six other major items which I thought surely I would address in this Newsletter, but it would seem that I thought wrong!  I'm going to Raleigh this afternoon, and won't return until late tonight, so we'll save it all for later.  But thanks so much! 

    Have a great St. Patrick's Day!.

    Y'all take extra good care of each other, and be with those who weep and mourn.  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

 

                          Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Danny Boy

Words by Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929);
Music: The Londonderry Air

History: http://www.standingstones.com/dannyboy.html

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.


"Danny Boy" midi (at the suggestion of my #6 son, Dale Harty - American School, IL - '03 - of NC - 03/16/06)
courtesy of http://www.barefootsworld.net/midijamboree.html - 08/16/05
Thanks, Dale!

"Danny Boy" lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland/dannyboy.htm - 03/17/06

Animated "Happy St. Patrick's Day" Title clip art courtesy of http://bestanimations.com/Holidays/StPatricks/StPatricks.html - 03/17/06

 Shamrock Puppy Dog and Fiddling Leprechaun clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/StPatricks.html - 03/17/06

Large Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 02/01/05

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06

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

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