03/18/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Sleep Walk

 

 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   "This page is dedicated to...."  Ohhh, no - never mind........


   Happy Birthday today to Kay Knight Midkiff ('59) of VA!  And a Happy Birthday Sunday to Sid Melton ('64) of NY!

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


From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 03/17/05:

USS REAGAN PASSING THE ARIZONA MEMORIAL

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Boy!!! When the Bridge pipes "Man the Rail" there is a lot of rail to man on this monster. Shoulder to shoulder
around 4½ acres. This doesn't give her displacement but it's about 100,000 tons with full complements.


Capability

Size

                    1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall
                    Flight deck covers 4.5 acres
                    4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across and weighing 66,200 pounds
                    2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons
                    4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet

Dates

                    Feb 12, 1998 Keel laid
                    Oct 1, 2000 Precommissioning Unit established
                    March 4, 2001 Christened by Mrs. Nancy Reagan
                    May 5, 2003 First underway
                    July 12, 2003 Commissioned
                    July 23, 2004 Arrived at homeport in San Diego, CA

Capacity

   WOWZERONI!  Thank you so much for sending this to us, Janice!  I really appreciate it!


From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/17/05:

Hey Carol....... I don't remember Mrs. Curry at Magruder of which I was a student when I lived in Stuart Gardens but I
do remember Mrs. Forbes and Bessie McFall, 6th and 7th grade class at Walter Reed on 25th Street.   Great teachers
to put up with me and Bob Hedrick.....
 
    Happy St Paddy's day to you............
 
       Wayne

   GIGGLES!!!  Naughty babies, were you, Wayne?!?

   I was planning to scan the photos of Mrs. Forbes and Mrs. Bessie Bivins McFall for you, but at the moment I cannot seem
to find them in the yearbooks where I know I've seen them.  How that's possible, I'm not sure, but when I relocate these images,
I'll do that before they decide to hide again.

   Thanks, Wayne!


From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of TX - 03/17/05:

Just a comment on the "Wall' in D.C. - I don't know of anyone who can stand at the "Wall" and not cry -
regardless of your political persuasion.  I was in D.C. about 14 years ago and I'll never forget that
experience - it was overwhelming and personal and a very sacred place.  You could just feel the
presence of every person named on that wall and for me the over powering feeling of loss just reaffirmed
the anger and sadness felt so many years ago when I heard the "body count" reported each evening
on the news.  So many people affected in so many ways - how sad for us. 
 
Regards,
Jo Ann Stewart

   I totally agree with you, Jo Ann.  Actually, I've never even seen the real Wall; when last I was in DC (in 1985), for some weird
reason we couldn't seem to find it!  However, my family and I were privileged to serve shifts guarding the Traveling Wall when
it came to Litchfield, IL a few years ago.  It was a deeply moving experience, and you're exactly right.  Even in a traveling mode,
that becomes a sacred place.

   Thank you, Jo Ann.


From Jim Dossett ('66) of FL - 03/17/05:

Hi Carol,

I may have missed this in your newsletter, but I just read that Mrs. Tedder, Elizabeth and Joyce’s Mom,
passed a few days ago.

Thanks for keeping NNHS in our minds and hearts.

Jim ‘66

Marie Overstreet Tedder

NEWPORT NEWS - On Friday, March 11, 2005, Marie Overstreet Tedder passed away peacefully at home with her dog,
Twinkie, by her side. She fought a good fight for over four years from a stroke and COPD. She was never a smoker but
got COPD from second hand smoke. She was born in Charlotte County, Va., on March 27, 1922, and had been a Peninsula
resident for over 60 years. She was a faithful member of Chestnut Memorial Methodist Church, a member of the Clyde Smith
Sunday School Class and a member of UMW Circle #6. She was a kind, generous, and thoughtful person and will be missed
by all who knew her. She was preceded ion death by her husband of 50 years, Howard F. Tedder. Survivors include two
daughters, Elizabeth T. Nunnally and her husband, Milton, of Newport News, Va., with whom she had made her home for over
four years, and Joyce T. Rossman and her husband, Carl, of Greensburg, Pa.; four grandchildren, Shaun M. Nunnally and
Susan M. Burnett, both of Newport News, Mary E. Rossman of Greensburg, Pa., and Capt. Matthew S. Rossman with the USAF
in Japan; one sister, Sally Dunkley of Richmond; three half-sisters and two half-brothers of Charlotte County; numerous nieces
and nephews; and her faithful, loyal and constant companion of 15 years, Twinkie. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8
p.m. Monday, March 14, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Benjamin W.
Rooker at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at Chestnut Memorial Methodist Church, 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News,
Va. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that gifts of remembrance of Marie be made to Chestnut Memorial Methodist
Church or the charity of one's choice. The family would like to thank Sandy Lane and Kathlina Pappas for sitting with mother
whenever needed to give Elizabeth respite and to Bon Secours Hospice, especially Marilyn and Jenny, who helped with
her comfort and care in the last few months. 'I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.'
II Timothy 4:7 Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/14/2005.

Elizabeth my thoughts and love go out to you and the family. She fought a good fight and you were a wonderful daughter and caregiver to her. I know you will miss her as I do my mom.
Ebbie Memory (Newport News, VA ) - March 17, 2005
ememory@jbwk.com
 
Elizabeth and Joyce,

I was sorry to read of your Mom's passing. It's been over 35 years since I last saw any of you but I do have warm memories of the family. I have lost both of my folks in the last several years and there is nothing that can be said to ease the the pain you now feel in your heart. May God help the two of you through these difficult times and help you remember the love you all shared.
Jim Dossett (Port Charlotte, FL ) - March 17, 2005
obxwolfpack@aol.com 
 

   Oh, my.  Thank you so much, Jim.  I did miss this somehow.  I think it has to do with my world class powers of denial.

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Elizabeth and Joyce and their families.


From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/17/05:

Hi, Carol:
The Army Historical Foundation recently revised their website, and they have a new URL with the revision. I thought
you might wish to add it to your links listed in the Famous Soldiers pages.
We have a lot of Vietnam Veterans who subscribe to your Newsletter and they might be interested to learn that a
National Museum of the United States Army
is becoming a reality and will be constructed at Fort Belvoir, VA.
Some of the most touching messages have recently come from Vietnam Veterans opening up about their struggles
to assimilate back into civilian society. Could we send them a big TYPHOON Welcome Home, for they were not
welcomed home by everyone when they returned.

 
Also, I hope you can persuade each of them to permit you to add them to the Famous Soldiers , Famous Airmen,
Famous Sailors
, Famous Coast Guardsmen & Merchant Marine , and Famous Marines pages on the Website
so we can honor their service to our Nation. If they served in the Armed Forces and attended Newport News High
School
, they are famous with us.
 
http://www.armyhistory.org/
 
Sincerely,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
   Well, thank you, Major Madagan!  You expressed that beautifully.  As I discover the veterans, I've tried to do that 
individually, but a group welcome is long, long overdue.  This website is hardly an official body, but our assembled 
individuals have become rather numerous.
   I've tried to cajole as many of them to join those Famous Military pages as I could.  I think their innate humility often 
keeps them from telling me.  Veterans, whether you served in combat or not, we would so love to have y'all on those 
pages!
    I shared this story recently with one of those returning Vietnam veterans who recently joined us; I'll share with all 
of y'all now.

   Back when we lived in mid-Illinois (1986-2001), we attended a wonderful Labor Day parade each year in the small 
neighboring town of Witt.  Our little chickadees were marching in the Hillsboro bands which participated each year.  
In 2001, as we were leaving, we saw a fellow wearing a baseball cap which said something about his being a Vietnam 
Veteran.  We stopped to shake his hand and say thanks.  He burst into tears.  No one - NO ONE - had EVER said that 
to him before.  We chatted for quite a while, and he was able to say things he'd left unsaid for decades because no one 
had wanted to hear them.  We all left in tears.  The barbaric treatment he'd received at the hands of those who should 
have gratefully welcomed him home still just infuriates me - and still makes me cry to remember.  
   Welcome home, Gentlemen - and thank you!


From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 03/17/05:

I used to sing at Pier One both in the restaurant and on the pier...seems like another lifetime ago!
Peace & Blessing,
Cheryl
 
         
1967          
           

   Oh, Cheryl - how sweet!  I remember you and your angelic voice back then.  Thanks for sharing this with us!  I've posted
it on the Buckroe Beach page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-A-B.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-beach.html


From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA:

Carol, I wanted to comment on an item from the newsletter.
 
Janice McCain Rose ('65 - of VA) is getting over what many people who have asthma and COPD live with daily. 
I am so sorry that anyone has to know what it is like.  I've had asthma since I was a child.  The physical fitness
tests at NNHS nearly killed me every year.  I'd run the 650 or whatever length dash it was, have an attack and
be out the rest of the week.  Different people have different triggers for attacks.  As an adult, mine is stress. 
And I was in an extremely stressful job until about a year ago.  In the time of that job, I was
 using a nebulizer
4-6 times a day.  I have a big neb at home, a smaller one at work, and a nifty little travel one that works on the
lighter in the car.  (Before I had the 2nd one, I lugged one back and forth to the office every day.)  When Isabel
hit, the thing I looked hard for before hand was a power inverter so that I could neb in the car.  Had I not found
one, I would have been forced to go to a shelter where there was power or check into Riverside.  I did run into
Linda Lane Lane ('64 - of VA)
as the triage nurse at Riverside ER once when I was going in for an asthma attack. 
We've lost many older folks this winter to pneumonia and lung related illnesses because the flu was tough and the
people weren't.  I hope Janice is better soon and able to function normally again.  Speaking for many asthma
patients, we really know how she feels! 
 
I hope you are better and recovered from your mini stroke.  KC

   YOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Kathy!  And yes, I'm doing much better!


From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 03/17/05:

Ohhhhh, Carol, thanks sooo much for the pictures of Alex (Gatewood -'65) ......he looked exactly the same as a
teenager, as you can see.  That's my man and me in 64/65 and my senior prom in 65.   Look at that beauty shop
"do"......what WAS I thinking?  I HAVE to wear bangs!  :)
 
The other is him with his sister, year unknown.  I do wish I could remember her name......if you have access
to the Daily Press obits from last year, her last name was still Gatewood.  
 
GLORIA
 
       
Alex and his little sister  Alex  Gatewood and
Gloria Woolard
May 1965
Gloria Woolard and Alex Gatewood
en route to the Hampton High Senior Prom
       
             

    Ohhhh, thanks for the darling pictures, Gloria!

   While I would never presume to say, "I know exactly how you feel", I certainly believe that I can empathize with you
in the matter of finding old photographs of a former love!  I'm happy we were able to help!

   I'm not always wildly successful in searching the Daily Press archives.  The only item I was able to find was concerning
Marion Gatewood Harris, whose death was reported on April 17, 2003.  As I thought neither the name nor the date matched,
I didn't pursue that further.

   Alex's older brother is John Gatewood ('61) who married Wanda Thornhill ('62) and who now lives in Poquoson - as
does Alex.  John served in the Marine Corps:

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/17/05:

I remember teaching the Manual of Arms to a young Marine John Gatewood.

   Of course!


MORE REUNION IMAGES:

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/17/05:

These images were taken from the disposable cameras which were placed on each table, Saturday night, October 23, 2004:

     
Faith Strickland Groom ('64) and Nelson Groom of VA Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA and Suzanne Van Noy Mink ('64)
of OH
Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA and Donna Pipkin Bruckner ('64) of SC      
       
     
Edna Johnson Matthews ('64) of VA; and Bonnie Watson Sink ('64) of VA Edna Johnson Matthews ('64)
of VA
Fred Mays ('60) of VA Connie Henderson and Ken Henderson ('64) of MD      
       
     
Karen Staton and Ray Staton ('64) of VA Ralph Farmer ('64) and ____ Farmer of WA Debra Moran and
Larry Moran ('65) of VA
_____ Warren and Jay Warren ('64) of VA      
       
     
Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA and Glen Davenport ('63)
of VA
Pauline Collins Shofner ('65)
of VA; Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA; Lou Kressaty of VA; and Charles Shofner of VA
Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64)
of MD
Roger Dabbs of TN; Jim Watson ('64) of AZ      
       
     
Charles Forrest ('64) of VA and Faith Strickland Groom ('64) of VA Charles Forrest ('64) of VA Mary Lou Staton Hudson ('65) of FL Kathy McCallum ('64)      
             
     
             
             

    These are just adorable, David!  Look at all those happy faces!  Thank you so much!


From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 03/17/05:

When I was in Hampton this weekend, I was telling my friend, Carol "Bunny" (Green) Scott (HHS '64) about your
fantastic website.  She remembers the Monkey's Paw across from the Daily Press.  And one of our main stompin'
grounds
in the 70's was the Checkmate on Mercury Boulevard.....everyone went there!  There were live bands and
sometimes Bill Deal and the Rondells would play.  When I began going there in 1970, the guys had to wear jackets
and ties, but then they could leave off the jacket if it was too hot.  And the girls wore skirts/dresses......definitely
not jeans.  The Checkmate was owned by Jerry Harden, who also owned Barney's in Buckroe.  Then he opened the
Zodiac Club behind the Checkmate.  It was a private club where I began my 9-month career as a cocktail waitress. 
It was lots of fun and really good money!  Eventually, I had to go back to the hum-drum of civil service.          
  
Bunny's husband also mentioned the Hullaballoo on Denbigh Boulevard and the Ebb Tide in Phoebus
 
GLORIA WOOLARD PRICE (HHS '65)

   WOW!  Thanks,  Gloria!  And isn't it fun looking back on all those old times with our friends?!? 


From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/17/05:

OH      MY       GOSH !!!!!! 
 
This is right down my bizarre sense of humor alley.
I don't know how to put the addy on here where you can just click on it and go there, but I've copied and pasted 
the thing, so PLEASE get there and play it. So very weird & bizarre, I only wish I had thought of it. ......
Get it? Got it? Good.
 
http://gprime.net/flash.php/llamasong 

   WILD HYSTERICAL GIGGLES!!!

   David Darlin', are you SURE you didn't write this?!?  It's just so completely YOU!!  And aside from being loopy, it's looped;
it never stops.  It just keeps going and going.  And I just keep laughing and laughing!

   Thanks, Sweetie!  This is as outrageously delightful as you yourself are!


From Ron Miller ('59 ) of NC - 03/18/05:

I have a response to Allen Foster's ('58) question about why the interest in Warwick HS Coach Joe Agee.
I didn't even know he was a coach at WHS until it was brought up in this newsletter. I met Agee as a coach
of one of my PE classes at W&M.
 
He obviously had an impact on several Typhoons over the years -- Joe Madagan ('57) in the Marines, me
and several others at W&M, and apparently Foster also, since he and Agee have lunch together most
Thursdays!
 
I just HAD to bring up his world-record 12 fouls in 1 game because it was so funny, considering what a
perfectionist Agee is. Agee's claim that they were probably just "touch fouls" was true. Actually -- he may
not have really touched any of them!
 
The women's team brought their own referees, and they obviously decided that Agee was the "pigeon" that
night. He was the only one of the faculty that was in good enough shape to run with them the entire game,
so they let him keep playing after the "normal" 5 fouls.
 
Anytime he came near one of the women they would whistle a foul, so the women could show off some
of their trick shots from the foul line -- the one at the OPPOSITE end of the court, that is. They had several
players who could swish the ball from half court and/or the opposite end!! Amazing display of shooting.
 
Even though we have kidded about Agee being called "Jumpin' Joe" and the "Screamer", he was (and I'm
sure still is) a very positive person, and he led by example. In his classes he spent a fair amount of time
on the effect of keeping a positive attitude not only in sports, but in life in general.
 
He helped me get through a tough period with a couple of very effective, encouraging private "pep talks". I'm
sure he doesn't remember me, since I was just a face in the crowd, but it shows the measure of the man that
he cared enough to try to help.
 
That's why he deserves mention -- he's an example of kidding only those we admire and respect.
 
Allen -- feel free to show this to Coach Agee, and give him my belated thanks.
 
Ron Miller

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Ron!


From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 03/18/05:

Had the pulmonary study done this am at the hospital.....it's a breathing test......I think I did pretty good.....had the most trouble
when I had to exhale long and fast and hard....that made me cough.....but after a huff on the inhaler, I was able to do it better.....
will have the results sometimes next week.......I think I am feeling somewhat better today.

   Well, THAT'S good!  Thanks for the update, Janice!  As you see, you're on the minds and in the prayers of many of your friends!


   Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Sleep Walk

(Don Wolf/Santo Farina/Johnny Farina/AnnFarina)

(Santo and Johnny)


Instead of dreaming
I sleep walk
Cause I lost you

And now what am I to do
What to do.
Can't believe that we're through
I don't care how much you tell me

Sleep talk
Cause I miss you
While the memory of you
Lingers like a song
Darling, I was so wrong
But I'll be right some day

The night fills my lonely place
I see your face
I know, I miss you so
I still love you
And it drives me insane

Sleep walk
Every night I just sleep walk
And when you walk inside the door
I will sleep walk no more

Sleep walk
Every night I just sleep walk
And when you walk inside the door
I will sleep walk no more

I will sleep walk no more

I will sleep walk no more


"Sleep Walk" midi courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~rosemck1/jukebox-1950s.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Sleep Walk" lyrics courtesy of lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/heartsinatlantis/sleepwalk.htm - 03/18/05

Blue Heart clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 10/21/04

 Hearts and Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/18/05

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