03/19/07 - NNHS Newsletter
"Alone, alone, all, all alone,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is one of my favorite songs from one of my very favorite shows. I found this midi which I thought, given the shortcomings and limitations of the whole genre of midis, did amazing justice to the original. I hope you enjoy it.
BIRTHDAYS - PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE:
Belated Birthday Wishes to:
Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA - 1939
18 - Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA - 1941
18 - Wade Scott ('66) of MO - 1948
19 - Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 1948
20 - Sid Melton ('64) of NY - 1946
20 - Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA - 1948
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
By the way, I've been horribly screwing up the birthday announcements all week. I may have finished "amending history" by now, but if you found your birthday was not listed previously when it should have been, well, uh, GULP, I'm so very sorry!
From Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA - 03/11/07 - "Re: Joan's Page ***additional information***":
Here is some additional information you can add to the NNHS teachers page on my sister, Joan McKenna Ward ('60).
Joan received her MA from in 1969.
Taught Spanish at Christopher Newport University for seven years, then returned to NNPS and taught at Denbigh and Menchville High Schools .
retired at age 56 and has been enjoying time with her two daughters and
two granddaughters. She continues to take classes on
the university level… she is currently studying ornithology and has a
passion for gardening.
Now some info about the link to Mrs. Diamonstein on her page… that is not the Mrs. Diamonstein who taught Spanish at NNHS. The right Mrs. Diamonstein is petite and had dark brown short hair. Someone with a 1962 Anchor would have the right picture. She was married to the optometrist, Dr. Diamonstein.
Joan was born March 25, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA.
Parents were Thomas and Wilma McKenna.
Yes, she knew about the reunion and even attended some of the planning meetings.
Joan married Franklin Ward (also class of 1960), but they are now divorced.
Her oldest daughter is Margie Myrsten who is now a teacher in NNPS.
Linda McKenna Sivilich
class of 1966
From Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA - 03/11/07 - "Re: page for class of 1958":
Well, yes, no, maybe so....
We have the contact pages, which contains basic knowledge we may have, regardless of whether we are in touch with those individuals or not.:
And should he - and Joan - wish to be added to the mailing list (and we would certainly be delighted to have them!), we have the rather amusingly named Alumni List:
But if I understand you correctly, the only section we have which would list and picture all the members of a class and bring them into the present is for the Class of 1965. Even though it was one of the original eight sections of the web site dating back to July of 2000, it long ago bogged down, and now is updated quite haphazardly and almost accidentally, as is painfully obvious:
Within the different activities sections, we are more prone to find people from other classes, and of course input from everyone is found in the Newsletters, which is now the dominant portion of the site.
Thanks again, Linda!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 03/17/07:
"Never mind?" Oh, okay, I never mind. No, wait! Sometimes I mind, but not very well. No, that's not right. I'm sorry, what were we saying?!?
Well, anyway, I enjoyed talking with you Saturday, Lady! Take care!
From Paula Sturtevant Comstock ('62) of TX - 03/17/07 - "vertigo":
Thanks, Sweetie! I'm sure it's only a matter of time before this hits me again, so I'll try this when it does!
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of IL - 03/17/07 - "03/09/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Crazy":
I really liked that little blip on women (it has the picture of the old lady to
the young girl above it). I think regularly, but not nearly as much as I should
(but more lately, so that is good), about my sweet
Bethany (Winona Harty) - Siuslaw HS, OR - '94 - of IL) and what she does for the family and me.
Words don't come to describe to say what I feel. Awe begins to approach the thought. She inspires me to want to be more like her and be a better complement to her.
I'm not trying to say that men are less than women (because men have great
traits too, as by design of our Father in Heaven), but it leaves me in awe much
of the time what she does for our kids and me.
I think men 'marry up' much of the time. If both are doing their part in marriage, it is a wonderful and powerful thing. And it couldn't begin to go right without the woman.
Anyway, keep up the good work, Mom. And, oh, I forgot to say, thanks for praying on my behalf all those years for Father to send me such a great wife. You knew I would need her!
Thanks, Mom, for all you've done for me! I love you!
You got yourself a grand winner there, Brent! Thanks for letting me - and sweet Bethany - know that you know!
I love you, too!
From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 03/17/07 - "03/09/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Crazy":
OH, GOODY!!! The banter returns between these two best friends and S.P.D. Fraternity brothers for all the rest of us to enjoy! How I've missed it!
Thanks, Rip Precious! Your turn, Wayne Honey!
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 03/17/07:
Hope you and yours are well...I'm doing ok. If you can open this, people might enjoy it, if it hasn't been seen before or you haven't already used it. This is from Hartman Beynon, US Army Band retired, and a trumpet player...who received it from another friend...more good stuff forwarded from friend to friend! As always, edit as you see fit.
Hey, Jimmy, it's good to hear from you! I'm 92.4% certain we've run this before, but there again, it's one of those things which bears repeating. But it wasn't included in your mailing. That didn't bother me initially, as I was relatively certain I could find i, either on our own site, or through Googling it online. But I've searched for an hour now and "I cannot find it here or there; I cannot find it anywhere."
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/17/07:
...well, you are better and I have a
terrible cold. It started with a scratchy throat on Thursday. Friday my
tonsils felt like they were shaking hands. Today it wasn't much better but I
have been gargling and taking cold meds. I am hoping for a better day
Love you, Jeanb
OH, NO!!!!! I'm so sorry to hear this, Jean! When I say, "Get Well Soon", you can well imagine the empathy I have for you!
From Bob Parrish ('68) of VA - 03/8/07 - "Here she is, the U.S.S. New York":
It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.
It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include
special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and
700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept. 9, 2003, "those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. "It was a spiritual moment for everybody there."
Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the "hair on my neck stood up."
"It had a big meaning to it for all of us," he said. "They knocked us down. They
can't keep us down. We're going to be back."
The ship's motto? "Never Forget."
WOWZERS!!! Thank you, Bob! This is truly awesome!
From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA) - 03/18/07 - "Buckroe & Crossroads Entertainment Complex":
March 18, 2007
Crossroads & Buckroe
I applaud the Hampton City Council for considering everything the new Crossroads entertainment complex is expected to do for Hampton. The Daily Press reports that Hampton is looking for Crossroads to be "an attempt to make Hampton a destination" and is "looking for people to come in." ("Hampton's $200M plan," Feb. 15)
Buckroe Beach and Lots B have been the goose that has laid, and continue to lay, golden eggs in the form of attracting thousands of people and thousands of dollars in revenue to a proven destination. Now the council wants to cut up, sell off and destroy this known attraction in hopes its "new goose," the Crossroads complex, will lay the golden eggs for Hampton in the future.
How much more sense would it make for Hampton to have two major attractions to tout; one tried and true, but improved into a magnificent bayfront park with ample off-street parking, and the other, new and untried but needing all the help possible to compete with the other six entertainment complexes in the area.
The council is doing the XL Development Group a huge disservice by not doing all it can as the hosting city to help ensure it a success. Why would the council destroy one financially proven "one-of-a-kind" destination spot to lay all the onus on an unproven Crossroads in "an attempt to make Hampton a destination" when together the two certainly would be a winning ticket and better for everyone involved?
Doesn't it make good business sense for the council to reconsider its earlier vote on Buckroe's Lots B (view Option B at .)?
Contact the council at 727-6315 or , and let them hear your thoughts on developing Buckroe along with the Crossroads complex.
Thank you so much, Sandra! I'm delighted to see there's still hope and that you and your committee are still working so diligently to save this for all of us.
Now, y'all do your part, too!
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 03/18/07 - "60th Birthday Party":
YIPPEE!!! Certainly, Dave! I made you a brand new page, and our Wizard of Wonderment, Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA picked the perfect music for it:
This information is now posted on the main page of the web site, and will be carried in each Newsletter from now until then.
Thanks, Dave! Sounds like fun!
From One of my
Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 03/19/07 - "Dear Carol, Our Wedding Picture, Feb.15, 1945":
Here is Gloria's and my Wedding picture. I joined Joe Madagan's ('57 - of FL) Marines, Together We Served Website, and this is the latest picture I entered in My Profile. I thought you would like to see it ??? So far I have entered 45 Pictures. You have seen some of them. I am happy he accepted my entry; it is very interesting. More later,
Your Friend, Herbie
|February 15, 1945|
Oh, Herbie Darlin', aren't y'all just so adorable?!? Thanks for sharing this with us, Sweetie! And I'm so glad you and Joe connected through the Together We Served site. It's a very valuable resource!
From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 03/19/07 - "RE: Calendar Girl AND It's All in the Game":
I sang the whole song, in private of course; it is not fun to hear me sing.
OH, GOOD, Cousin Pam! I'm so glad to hear that! One of the main reasons I include all the lyrics to each song (well, not counting my obsessive nature, of course!) is so we can all sing along! I always sing along. When I'm all alone in the house, I sing quite loudly - sort of like, say, Ethel Merman.
I'm sure the neighbors love it. Thanks, Lady!
From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 03/16/07 - "Re: HELLO":
Here I am again asking for another favor. Would you please post on your website how much we would love to find our 1962 classmates? I know that lots of folks that read your website, much more than our small 62 website. Our reunion is getting close (September 22) and we really would like to find as many as we can. We had a recent mailing and quite a few came back to us, such as wrong address, moved, etc. so sure would appreciate you putting that up for us.
You know also that you are always invited to
attend our reunion. We really would like to invite
all the classmates from 1960 to 1965 to attend our Friday night affair.
Soon we will have a webpage with all the information and invitation on it.
I appreciate all you do and hope things are doing good for all of you now.
Again, thanks for the help. Keep up the GREAT
"Be the change you wish to see in the world". -Ghandi
Why, certainly, Brenda! In fact, if you'll send me a list of your "missing", we'll post it and begin to search for them individually.
Thank you for the invitation! I'm delighted to see that you've opened your Friday night to include the two classes on either side of you. It will be a fun time for all, and I'm glad to help you in any way that I can.
I've posted your note here on your page:
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
Henceforth, it will be repeated
here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1965 will celebrate their 60th Birthdays
on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Shelter #4 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. This will be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome.
If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice. If you have, you can act like Jack Benny
and move back a few years. No matter the case, all are welcome.
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information.
We look forward to seeing you in June!
CONTACT: Dave Arnold at email@example.com or call him at 757-618-6646.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/18/07:
The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion
on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
Karen Weinstein Witte
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 01/12/07:
The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.
Suites will be available that will include breakfast
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/17/07:
NNHS Class of 1957
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.
More details to follow!
The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,
Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.
The Noble Gathering
More details to
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/02/07 - "Amazing chalk drawings on the road"
Hi Carol ... check out these
pictures! They would be good to use one at a time for your newsletter.
More chalk drawings from Julian Beever. Incredible!!!!! Julian is an English artist who's famous for his 3D art on the pavements of England, France,, , and
|Girl in Swimming Pool (Remember, both his feet in reality are flat on the pavement.)|
That they would; they're incredible!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
On My Own
Les Misérables (1980)
And now I'm all alone again
Nowhere to turn, no one to go to.
Without a home, without a friend
without a face to say hello to
But now the night is near
And I can make-believe he's here
Sometimes I walk alone at night
When everybody else is sleeping
I think of him and then I'm happy
With the company I'm keeping
The city goes to bed
And I can live inside my head
On my own
Pretending he's beside me
I walk with him 'til morning
Without him, I feel his arms around me
And when I lose my way, I close my eyes and he has found me
In the rain
The pavement shines like silver
All the lights are misty in the river
In the darkness, the trees are full of starlight
And all I see is him and me forever and forever
And I know it's only in my mind
That I'm talking to myself and not to him
And although I know that he is blind
Still I say there's a way for us
I love him
But when the night is over
He is gone
The river's just a river
Without him, the world around me changes
The trees are bare and everywhere the streets are full of strangers
I love him
But every day I'm lonely
All my life I've only been pretending
Without me, his world will go on turning
The world is full of happiness that I have never known
I love him
I love him
I love him...
But only on my own...
"On My Own" midi courtesy of http://www.stormloader.com/charlene/midi3.html - 03/16/07
"On My Own" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdownload.com/les-miserables-on-my-own-lyrics.html - 03/16/07
The Rachels' "No Love Here" Image courtesy of http://www.rachelslive.com/ - 04/06/06
Silver Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 03/28/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice! Just what I needed!
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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