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03/20/06 - NNHS Newsletter
And I Love Her

"When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep."

- Gibran Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
      (1883 - 1931)     

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   . We spent about five hours in the doctor's office this morning, which served the dual purpose of wasting all my time and effectively emptying my mind, so this Newsletter is about one-fourth of its intended length.  Fortunately, I already have a Tuesday Bonus Newsletter under construction to help assuage the damage, so keep the faith.  


1.    Judy Leggette Elliott ('56) of VA - 03/18/06:

   Judy is actually rejoining us.  Her email addy was one which left me during one of those hideous Computer Woes of the past year.  Welcome back, Judy!



   We have two birthdays today, and one tomorrow!

20 - Sid Melton ('64) of NY - 1946
20 - Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA - 1948
21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of MA - 1938

   Many happy returns to you all!



1. Mimi Green (Miriam Weger Green) ('40) of VA - 03/19/06:
Marital Status widowed
City/Country: Newport News, VA
Favorite Teachers
Miss Annie Burbank
Miss Dorothy Crane

(And many others long gone)
I'm a graduate of NNHS, class of 1940, and I love keeping up with news of my daughters' friends. My daughter, Ronni Green Cristol, graduated from NNHS in 1964, and my daughter, Ricki (Ruth) Green Gray, graduated from NNHS in 1968.

   Thanks so much, Mimi!  I'm glad you're enjoying yourself, and I always enjoy hearing from you.  You are as delightful as both your beautiful daughters.



   Hit #45,000 was made on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 2:49 PM by an unidentified AOL user.

  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 03/17/06 - "Bday":

Thank you for my Birthday notice... My brother    (Fred Mays - '60 - of VA) cried when I was born. He did not know mother was pregnant! ha
Peace & Blessing,

   OH, YOWZERONI!!!  Poor baby!

   I hope your birthday was a happy one, Cheryl! 


  From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 03/17/06 - "Bowling Alleys":


There were five bowling alleys here in 1945. They were:

Health Center Bowling Alley - 3212 Huntington Avenue 
Mayflower Health & Recreation Center - 33 Darlington Avenue (Phoebus)
Metropolitan Bowling Alleys - 28191/2 Washington Avenue
Sports Bowl - 7400 Virginia Avenue
Wythe Recreation Center - 2200 Kecoughtan Road

The ad for Sports Bowl lists it as the Peninsula's newest center with 24 lanes.
This must have been about the time it opened. The building is still there,
but it now houses a High Point furniture outlet store.

WOWZERS!!!  An exact address and everything!  Thanks so much, Mike! 


  From Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR - 03/17/06:


The Wythe Bowling Alley was on the second floor of the strip mall at the corner of Kecoughtan Road and Wythe Parkway, across the street from the shopping center where the Wythe Theatre was located. It was a duck pin alley, and was owned by Leon Smith, who was the father of Mannie Smith, who I believe graduated from NNHS in 1957.

   YES!!! That's it exactly!  And Leon Smith was the brother of Joseph Smith, the attorney. And Joseph was the father of Howard Smith ('63), Janet Smith Pitler ('65), and Steve Smith ('66), all still of VA!

   Thanks, Donnie!

(You can add my birthday to the list also: Nov 25,1938, and I am beginning to feel my age)

   GIGGLES!!!  Thanks again, Don!  I prefer to think of all such signs and signals as by products of an overactive imagination!  I've added your birthdays with the others:

My class of 1956 will be holding its 50th reunion on October 20th at the James River Country Club. I am sure someone in the class will be contacting you about publicity for it. But not me from Oregon. But I will attend, as I have all of the previous ones.

Don Satisky

   EXCELLENT!!!  I always love to hear of people being able to attend their reunions!  Thanks for writing, Donnie! 


  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 03/18/06:

Hi Carol ... some bits and pieces from your Crabber Babe:

Oddly enough ... being Irish ... I failed to wear green yesterday .... instead I wore dirt and grease, as I spent the day disassembling my latest restoration project ... a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 ... just about ready to paint the frame and firewall and begin assembly. I'll send you a picture for the car page when I get done.

   COOL BEANS!!!  Thanks, Babe!

  Mike Leonard ('68 - of VA) ... cool phone book! I have several old city directories that I use to research Peninsula history ... if you ever want to part with that phone book let me know!

   (Just a hunch, Tom - don't hold your breath!) 

  Also to Mike .... Wythe Bowling Alley was at 2200 Kecoughtan Road, on the second floor of a shopping center. It was known as Wythe Recreation Center ... it should be listed in that 45-46 phone book. Here is a picture of it .... this will be in the Images of America book we are developing on the history of Olde Wythe. This picture, courtesy of Wythe Fire Department, was from the mid 40s when the bowling alley burned up.


mid 1940's    

Here is a link to the Olde Wythe website for more info on the book:

We will go to publication this summer and books will be available in the fall of 2006. Cost, as are all Arcadia Images of America books, is $19.95. We promise some rare, never before seen pictures of Wythe from the early to mid 1900s, as well as some items dating to the early 17th century!

Carol ... I have a copy of that same Burkholder Dairy truck, taken from the 1941 Binnacle .... I will get that to you for the page.

   AHA!!!  That's probably the one I'm half-remembering!  You must have shown it to me before, as I have no such image in my files.

Also for Carol ... I have another cool picture coming for your Cars page .... me in my 1972 Duster, circa 1974, tan, long hair, and all!

   WOWZERS!!!  We'll keep an eye out for it!

Take care ... and talk to you later!


   Thanks, Tommee! 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 03/17/06 - "Wythe Bowling Alley":

   The funny thing is, I used to go here quite a bit to play duck pins during my sophomore year.  But I only remember being there. I didn't remember (until I was told back in October) where it was, or driving there, or getting up to the second story, or any of a number of details of that nature.  I can "see" the inside and the lanes quite clearly, though. And of course I remember what I was wearing there one night in January of 1963 - a charcoal grey sweater with matching charcoal grey and maize plaid wool lined slacks. But then my red bowling shoes clashed with my outfit. WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Ah, yes, that was the night (due to my wondrous curve ball) I bowled an entire game, and got a 7 -
a 4 and a 3, and the rest were all gutter balls. And in the very next game that same night, I bowled a 143.

   See? I don't always forget everything!

   But I'm so delighted to have this much of a cherished memory returned to me, so of course I made a brand new page:

 - brand new page


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/18/06 - "Wythe Bowling Alley":

Wellllll ..... the key words by which to determine a song:  ball, pins, strike, spare ..... hmmmm, drawing blanks there.  Oh, yes one more word:  LANE.  A bowling alley is comprised of lanes. But, what song talks about "lanes"?  Only one that I can think of:

(Penny Lane by the Beatles)

Best I could do at 0015 on a Saturday morning.


   And it's perfect, of course!  Thanks, David! 


 From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/17/06:

Hi, Carol:
This is a note regarding the message from Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS '75) of VA with respect to the Famous Soldiers page on the website.
This week I heard from Captain Daniel MacArthur Gade, US Army, and he is presently in Orlando being fitted with a state of the art prosthesis which just might enable him to be able to run again. His grades at the University of Georgia are great, two A's and one B, and he pledges to be even better. He is doing well and his spirits are high.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WOWZERONI, Sweet Adonis!  You just won this week's prize for bringing tears to my eyes in the fastest time.  Thank you for that wonderful update, Major Madagan! 


  From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 03/17/06 - "UPdate":

I hope you are taking care of yourself.  You were absent for a few days and I always worry about you. 

   Nothing major.  It's no secret that I do not handle death very well at all, and four in nine days did things to me that I'd rather not admit.  But thanks so much for your concern, Linda!

I had a good report today.  No Bone Marrow Biopsy for another 2 months and maybe I won't need it then. 

   EXCELLENT!!!  Congratulations, Lady!

I leave for Tampa tomorrow and am looking forward to warmness.  The grand kids are on Spring Break next week so we will take a quick trip to Ft. Lauderdale to see the King Tut Exhibit.  My daughter, mother and I had the privilege of seeing the entire exhibit in Cairo in 1983.  I'm sure the presentation will be nicer without all the dust in the Cairo Museum.  Then we're off to Monkey Jungle, and the Keys for a couple of days.  If  you don't hear from me, first check the monkey's and next the Keys.  I think a less complicated life is in order. 

In case I haven't told you lately, you are one classy lady.  You make my days so enjoyable reading the newsletters and web site. Thank You for keeping us together. 

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks again, Linda!

Tell    Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA), I don't know where he got my family photo album to show all those hilarious picture but we did have a good time!  Especially in the camper!

Linda L. Lane

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  You're a hoot!  It's good to hear from you again.  Have fun down there in Florida with your babies!


  From Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA - 03/17/06:

That picture of the inside of the Palace Theater was really great ... I'd forgotten the murals on the walls ... WOW!
Thanks, Alice

   Wasn't that simply fabulous?!?  I'm still stunned at how many memories the sight of that one wall was able to restore to me!  Thanks, Alice!  And thanks again, John! 


  From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 03/18/06:

Did you notice the shoes on the lady at the Paramount Box Office sent by John London (Warwick HS - '57 - of VA)? Deja vu. Looks very much like some of the new styles.

   I know!  I have a pair very much like them myself, partial as I still am to high heels!  Thanks, Cookie! 

  From Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA - 03/18/06 - "Class of 1956 50-Year Reunion":

Hi Carol,

Your web site is fantastic and it is wonderful keeping up with all the adventures of “all our Typhoons”, as well as some “Crabbers” and “Farmers” too, especially since I am married to a HHS Crabber (J. D. Knight, Class of 1955)!!!

Our class, the NNHS Class of 1956 is currently in the planning stages for our 50th Reunion. It will be held on Friday, October 20th, 2006 at the James River Country Club in Newport News. Cost for the evening will be $56.00 per person and reservations should be made by August 1st and sent to
   Judy Leggette Elliott, 15 Rivercrest Drive, Poquoson, VA 23662. Then on Saturday, October 21st, at 7:00 p.m., a casual meet and greet gathering will be held at the new Country Inn & Suites on Route 17 in Newport News. A block of rooms have been reserved for classmates desiring lodging and they can contact the Inn for reservations (757-327-0722). I’ve attached a notice that I’ve prepared, hoping that you could use “something” like this on your web site. Carol, I’m a novice at this sort of thing and you may not be able to use it, but any notice that you would prepare would be greatly appreciated!!

Also, when you have time (I don’t know how you accomplish everything that you do), could you possibly add our class to your “In Memoriam Page”, the “Reunion Page”, and the “Email Addresses page”. We are missing quite a few current addresses of some classmates, and then there are some people “missing” too. You have my permission to add my email address, as well as my birthday (October 27, 1938) to your pages.

Additional reunion information will be sent to you when I receive it from Judy Leggette Elliott. Thanks, Carol, for all your help!!!

Carolyn Simpson Knight
Newport News, VA
   Hi, Carolyn!  I'm delighted to hear of your reunion plans, and for the opportunity to help you publicize it.  I added them to the front of the web site with the others, and hastily threw you together a Class of 1956 Page to add to the Reunion Page: - brand new page
   I was also very happy to regain Judy's email addy.  She gave it to me at Mr. Mac's memorial service last summer, and I was horrified to find that it somehow disappeared in one of my computer crashes.
   I've begun your email page and a Memoriam page, but it will take me a bit of time to complete them both: - brand new page (under construction) - brand new page (under construction)
   And I've added your birthday to that collection as well:

   Thanks for enriching our pages, Carolyn! 

  From Judy Leggette Elliott ('56) of VA - 03/19/06:

Dear Carol,

You truly are an angel; thank you for all that you do, and for including the Class of 1956 contact page.  As I told you before, I am not computer savvy, so   Carolyn "Bullofawack" Simpson Knight will keep you informed of our happenings.

Thanks again, and please know that I appreciate you, and love ya a bunch.  Carolyn was head cheerleader in the 56 class--we often joke about old times, and admit that neither of us know what "Bullofawack" means.  I bet that you know!!!  Take care.

                                                      Love and blessings,  Judy Leggette Elliott

   Well, Pretty Lady, I know some things.  I knew that Carolyn was not only Head Cheerleader, but voted Best All Around in your class.  And I knew that you were also a cheerleader, as well as President of your Eighth Grade Class, member of National Honor Society, Key Club Sweetheart, and Queen of your Senior Class.

   But I must say I've never heard the term, "Bullofawack"!  I couldn't even find that on Google!!!

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

   But I'll bet that none of you has any idea what a thrill it is for me to hear from all of you in this way after all of these years.

   Thanks so much, Judy! 


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/19/06 - "NNHS64/60 CELEBRATION":


On this page

could you insert this image?

     David, it is always such an honor for me to add your glorious images to these pages!  I'm delighted to have this one as well!

   Thank you! 

Thanks for putting it up so quickly.


   No problem!  Glad you like it!

Saturday, March 18, 2006    


  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 02/15/06 - "down gain":

Yes!    Happy that it was only the server down and Not YOU.. Computer Smash ...ALWAYS need to have PLAN B .  bird mail......


   Well, I dunno, Al.  If it took me over a month to realize I hadn't carried one of your cool Pict-o-Grams, it must have done something to my mind as well!  WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Thanks, Al! 


From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/01/06:

Wonder if anyone has photos of the old C&O Coal Terminals?  I remember as a kid traveling over a short one lane wooden bridge that headed towards them somewhere around the pier train station.  Once there you could see a special rig that took in a railroad train hopper car which would roll it over, upside down to empty it onto a conveyor belt.  That in turn took the coal up to a tower with shoots that loaded it onto ships.  Those black towers were a haunting sight, like aliens from "War of the Worlds" or giant insects and could see them for miles.  I use to have photos of them during the days when you could drive up to piers with no security risk but since lost.  Would like to see them again!  I wonder what happened to that unique specially made setup?

   (Hmmm - this question was no doubt postponed to some time when my head might clear, but as there seems little hope of that now, we'll just post it anyway....)

   Eric, I don't remember the wooden bridge (proving nothing, of course), but I do remember my daddy was particularly fascinated by that coal dumping rig.  Whenever we had a spare moment which didn't involve Buckroe Beach Amusement Park, the Mariners' Museum, or the War Memorial Museum, chances were excellent that we'd all drive over to watch this hypnotic maneuvering.  I'm fully convinced my daddy could have watched this happily for hours at a time, just as he could watch the ships pass at Buckroe Beach.  We may not have parked there for over 45 minutes at a time, but it always seemed longer to me as a little girl.  I certainly didn't mind, though.  As long as we were all out doing something together, I was thrilled.

   In fact, we even went there to take our Easter pictures in 1954, which even as a six-year old, I thought was a very bizarre backdrop.

   See if what you're seeking may be in here:

   If not, surely our Wizard of Wonderment has such an image.

   Oh, Da-vid.....

   Thanks, Eric!



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

  From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 11/15/06 - Reunion CD #2 - Friday, October 21, 2005:

Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA; Janice McCain ('65) and Fred Rose of VA;  Pam and Todd ('65) Givens of Northern VA Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, Cheryl White Wilson and Don Wilson (both JMHS - '64) of VA perusing memorabilia albums of Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC

Some of the gorgeous decorations prepared by Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA


"Food, Glorious Food..."

Dave Arnold and Pam Smith Arnold (both '65) of VA


Anne Marlow Fitzgerald ('65) of CA, Julia Wheary Lloyd ('65) of VA; Becky Crank Tench ('65) of VA; and Jackie Millikin Gray ('65) of ?  Todd Givens ('65) of Northern VA; and Mike Miller ('65) of NC Dale and Sandi Bateman ('65) Chestnut of VA; Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA; Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA; Charlotte Spade Wilkins (WHS - '65) of NC; and Mike Miller ('65) of NC

Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI and Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA

Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC; Fred and Janice McCain ('65) Rose of VA Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, Cheryl White Wilson and Don Wilson (both JMHS - '64) of VA still perusing memorabilia albums of Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC  Bobby ('65) and Dawn Yevak of VA; and Linwood Wright ('65) of VA

Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA and Ray Price ('67) of VA


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06 - "Why I love the south" (#21 in a Series):

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


     Two or three retorts came instantly to mind here, but I'm biting my tongue because my mama told me to take Thumper's advice.

   Thanks, Dave! 


   I'll try to address and finish all those things I neglected today sometime tomorrow.

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!


                          Love to all, Carol





And I Love Her

Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1964

(The Beatles)

I give her all my love
That's all I do
And if you saw my love
You'd love her too
I love her

She gives me ev'rything
And tenderly
The kiss my lover brings
She brings to me
And I love her

A love like ours
Could never die
As long as I
Have you near me

Bright are the stars that shine
Dark is the sky
I know this love of mine
Will never die
And I love her

Bright are the stars that shine
Dark is the sky
I know this love of mine
Will never die
And I love her

"And I Love Her" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA – 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"And I Love Her" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA – 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!

NOTE: This page was unavailable at press time, so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of - 03/12/06

Hearts with Roses clip art and Roses and Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy
- 03/13/06

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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