03/23/07 - NNHS Newsletter
"If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
While Frank Sinatra was still singing in my ear, I thought I'd share this old favorite of mine with y'all.
BIRTHDAYS - PRESENT AND UPCOMING:
23 - Richard Marshall ('66) of VA - 1948
24 - Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA - 1947 - Have a Beary Happy Birthday, Olivia!
25 - Billy Williams ('57)
25 - Joan McKenna Ward ('60) - 1942
25 - Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 1948
26 - Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty, of NC - 03/21/07 - "hobbits":
Here's that video that Joshy (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '95 - of IL) and Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) found that you said you hadn't seen:
Oh, GOODY!!! That's great fun! Of course, I can't seem to stop singing that silly song now..... Thanks, Sweetie Pies! What a hoot!
From Glenn Dye of TX - 03/21/07 - "Weekly Cleaning List":
Oh, this is just so true it hurts!!! Thanks, Glenn!
From One of my
Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 03/22/07 - "Dear Carol, Strange Bedfellows":
Everyone should be so peaceful. Hope you are well and
AWWW!!!! How adorable! Thanks, Herbie Darlin' - and I agree!
From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 03/22/07 - "Marriage Counseling":
A husband and wife came for counseling after 25 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into an angry tirade listing each and every problem they had ever had in the 25 years they had been married.
She went on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, a long list of unmet needs she had endured over the course of their quarter century of marriage.
Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of time, the therapist stood up, walked around his desk and, asking the wife to stand, embraced her and kissed her passionately on the mouth.
The woman shut up and, in a daze, quietly sat down;. The therapist turned to the husband and said, "This is what your wife needs at least seven times a week. Do you think you can do this?"
The husband thought for a moment and replied, "Well, Doc, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on the other days I play golf."
WILD GIGGLES!!! That's hysterical, Elaine! Thanks!
From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) OF TX - 03/22/07 - "RE: 03/21/07 - NNHS Newsletter - All by Myself":
Thanks so much, Sweet Lady! After that blooper-laden last issue, I figured there would be a big rush on to locate a suitable - and reasonably sane - replacement for me. Your encouraging words cheered my soul!
I'll be looking forward to learning the date of your Buckroe party!
From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 03/22/07 - "Kauai On My Mind":
I really appreciate your kind understanding of my horrendous and embarrassing bloopers, Bill! I did change that link, too:
Thanks again, Sweetie!
From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 03/22/07 - "THANKS A BUNCH":
Thanks so much for doing this for me. I will have a list soon and forward it to you.
Absolutely, Brenda! As I've said so many times before, had it not been for your Class of 1962 Web Page, I never would have made the first beginning at what I do now!
I saw where
Paula Sturtevant Comstock ('62 - of
TX) wrote to you, please ask her to write me and give me her email address.
That will really help us to keep her informed of happenings with our class.
Thanks again. Will be back in touch real soon.
I forwarded your note to Pretty Paula right away, Brenda, and hopefully you've heard from her by now. I'm posting it here so that more members of the Class of 1962 might see it and will check in with you and give you their correct addies.
Thanks again, Lady!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 03/22/07 - "A GOOD CHUCKLE":
Subject: A GOOD CHUCKLE
A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He has been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to talk with her.
Suddenly she sneezes, and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket towards the man.
He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back.
Oh my, I am so sorry, " the woman says as she pops her eye back in place.
"Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you, " she says.
They enjoy a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they go to the theater followed by drinks. They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he shares his. She listens.
After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap and stay for breakfast.
They had a wonderful, wonderful time.
The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings. The guy is amazed! ! Everything had been SO incredible! ! ! !
"You know, " he said, "you are the perfect woman. Are you this nice to every guy you meet? "
"No, " she replies. .. . . "
"You just happened to catch my eye."
(oh shut up, and just forward it!)
Thanks, Jerry! That was a good chuckle, indeed!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/22/07 - "Women Bloopers":
Shari, I started not to post this, because I thought it was really pushing my self-imposed boundaries. (You know what a prude I am! )
But I found I had to watch it twice. Why, you ask?!? Because I began laughing soooo hard there were tears streaming down my face, I had a colossal tummy ache, and I had missed too much of it. So how could I possibly deprive anyone else of all that entertainment?!?
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/22/07 - "Moneda Key":
With nothing better to do on a Thursday evening, I
thought I would try to find Moneda Key.
I won't bore you with process. Here are the data:
Moneda E. Key was born 14 Sep 1932 and married Hillis R. Holman in June 1963 in Dade County FL.
Moneda K. Holman died 23 Aug 2002 at .
Here is most of her obituary:
, The (FL) - August 26, 2002
MONEDA KEY HOLMAN died after a 7 year courageous battle with cancer on August 23, 2002. A veteran of Dade County Public Schools, having taught Spanish at Ponce de Leon Junior High and Coral Gables Senior High Schools for 35 years, a career she loved. Moneda was born in on Sept. 14, 1932. She is a graduate of Longwood College in . She is survived by her husband, Hillis R. Holman and 2 step-children, Robert L. Holman of and Rebecca E. Swain of N.C....
Her husband is still listed in the online phone directory:
David, your magic never ceases to astound me! Thanks so much, Brown Eyes! This absolutely made my day! I've added these valuable updates to her page:
1. 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:
2. 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!
3. 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
|Politicians meeting their end|
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:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
- Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
(Frank Sinatra -
Recorded November 21, 1961, Los Angeles)
Yesterdays, Yesterdays, days I knew as happy sweet sequestered days
Olden days, golden days, days of mad romance and love
Then gay youth was mine, and truth was mine
Joyous free and flaming life forsooth was mine
Sad am I, glad am I, for today I'm dreaming of, of yesterdays
Then gay youth was mine, the truth was mine
Sad am I, glad am I, for today I'm dreaming of, of yesterdays
"Yesterdays" midi courtesy of http://home.arcor.de/dinoandfriends/frank_midis.htm - 03/22/07
"Yesterdays" lyrics courtesy of http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Frank-Sinatra/Yesterdays.html - 03/22/07
Dreaming Image courtesy of http://www.painetworks.com/index024.html - 03/22/07
Peach Zigzag Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars26.html - 11/28/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of http://www.resourcesforbears.com/CLIPART/pix/bearb.gif - 03/23/05
Animated Laughter clip art
courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/060
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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