03/27/07 - NNHS Newsletter
"No, you are not worthy of the love which I have devoted to you. I knew
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another song from Frank Sinatra that caught my eye.
BIRTHDAYS - UPCOMING:
28 - Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA - 1947
29 - David Hatchett ('65) of VA - 1947
31 - Webb Edwards ('57)
31 - Tina Crowder Wescott ('65) of VA - 1947
|Many Happy Returns, One and All!|
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/21/07 - "The story behind the song":
Subject:The story behind the song
WOWZERONI!!! This was not at all what I was expecting, Glenn! Thank you so much for this very moving story!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/23/07 - "Burger Chef":
I wasn't searching for this; I came upon it quite by
accident. It is NOT a Hampton Roads location. It was in Annandale, VA.
Oh, David! It hardly matters that it was located a bit farther up north - WOWZERONI!!! What an image!
While I was posting this, I redesigned the page a bit - and then I did it again the next day:
Thank you so much, Captain!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/23/07 - "HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! - THE DANCE":
Today's Message of the Day is:
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance....
Well, this oughta bring a smile to your face! Thanks, Shari! I needed that laugh!
(Y'all be sure to enlarge this animation. You wouldn't want to miss anything!)
From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 03/23/07 - "Class of 63":
Hello out there
Where are all my classmates of 63? What are you doing ? Where are you going? And if you could go back in time where would you be? I would be in the Garden of Eden ......
Love to all, Rochelle Doris Spooner
Hi, Rochelle - or Eve, as the case may be!
I'm going to interpret your note in a couple of different ways: first, as a call for all '63 grads to report in, and second, as a Time Machine request from one and all.
So I'm going to say I'd be at Buckroe Beach and Amusement Park, day or night, any given summer in the '60's - or 50's:
Thanks for the great memory nudge, Rochelle!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/23/07 - "[GCFL.net] Jellyfish Bad Day":
The Good, Clean Funnies List is a site that I enrolled in. My reward is a daily laugh. Some the best ever. Anyway this is a keeper that I thought I would share with you. Interesting job, to say the least.
This is even funnier when you realize it's real! Next time you have a bad day at work, think of this guy. Rob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana. He performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs. Below is an e-mail he sent to his sister. She then sent it to radio station 103.2-FM in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, which was sponsoring a worst job experience contest. Needless to say, she won. Hi Sue, just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother. Last week I had a bad day at the office. I know you've been feeling down lately at work, so I thought I would share my dilemma with you to make you realize it's not so bad after all. Before I can tell you what happened to me, I first must bore you with a few technicalities of my job. As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea. I wear a suit to the office. It's a wet suit. This time of year the water is quite cool, so what we do to keep warm is this: we have a diesel-powered industrial water heater. This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks the water out of the sea. It heats it to a delightful temperature. It then pumps it down to the diver through a garden hose, which is taped to the air hose. Now this sounds like a pretty good plan, and I've used it several times with no complaints. What I do, when I get to the bottom and start working, is take the hose and stuff it down the back of my wet suit. This floods my whole suit with warm water. It's like working in a Jacuzzi. Everything was going well, until all of a sudden, my rear end started to itch. So, of course, I scratched it. This only made things worse. Within a few seconds, it started to burn. I pulled the hose out from my back, but the damage was done. In agony, I realized what had happened. The hot water machine had sucked up a jellyfish and pumped it into my suit. When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the jellyfish into myself. I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator. His instructions were unclear because he and five other divers were all laughing hysterically. Needless to say, I aborted the dive. I was instructed to make three agonizing in-water decompression stops, totaling thirty-five minutes, before I could reach the surface to begin my chamber dry decompression. When I arrived at the surface and climbed out of the water, the medic, with tears of laughter running down his face, handed me a tube of cream and told me to rub it onto the affected area as soon as I got into the chamber. The cream put the fire out, but it took two days before I could sit down again. So, next time you're having a bad day at work, think about how much worse it would be if you had a jellyfish shoved down your pants. Now repeat to yourself, "I love my job, I love my job, I love my job." Now, whenever you have a bad day, ask yourself: Is this a jellyfish bad day? May you NEVER have a jellyfish bad day!!!!! Received from Mark Middlebusher. The latest GCFL funny can always be found on the web at http://www.gcfl.net/latest.php
YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Joan!
From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 03/24/07 - "FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS":
I got his from (our friend) Jane and thought you might also like to read it.
I found this poem on the internet in someone's family history site! I kinda like it!
A dozen photographs or so
Sit upon my chest of drawers
And brass-enframed familiars show,
Who utter not a word, of course.
But what they tell me, just the same,
Is every bit as audible
As if the years that went and came
Were living in the present still.
And though they somewhat stiffly gaze
At me from frozen moments that
Are ever locked for endless days
By movement of the shutter's snap,
Their faces countless tales relay
Of lives that, over decades' span,
Have touched my own in some small way
And helped to make me who I am.
For these portrayed are kin to me;
My blood is theirs and theirs is mine,
And others in me often see
What once they saw in former time:
That in my eyes live other eyes
Which sparkled long before my birth;
That from my throat an echo cries
Of him whose voice once filled the earth.
And as God granted me to breathe
My life into a little one,
May she rejoice when someone sees
Myself in her in years to come.
WOW!!! I wanted to see the source of this verse, and to see if it gave the author's name, so I Googled a few lines, and sho' 'nuff:
There seems to be some question of authorship, but it did say this:
"? David T. Koyzis, 1981, rev. 2003"
There are some mighty familiar names and places on this page. Some of you with a genealogical bent might just want to check it out as well.
Thanks, Jude! And tell Jane - and Ray - hi and double thanks for us, too!
From Richard Marshall ('66) of VA - 03/24/07 - "NNHS Mailing List":
If you can find time to change my email, I would greatly appreciate
it. The new one is __________________ in
lieu of the one that is my work site................thanks.
Hi, Richard! Thanks - I changed your addy on both my mailing lists. As you hadn't given permission to post it on the contact page, I've kept it private:
And yes, certainly I've worn that awesome polo
shirt! What a great conversation starter it is! By
the way, what's the new word on their availability?!?
"People want to know."
Thanks again, Sweetie!
From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 03/24/07 - "Hip Replacement":
Boy, if this doesn't hit the nail on the head, I don't know what does!
Two patients limp into two different medical clinics .... with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.
FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.
SECOND sees his family doctor .....after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for a month from then.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
The FIRST is a Golden Retriever
The SECOND is a Senior Citizen.
Next time take me to a vet.
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 03/24/07 - "RE: 03/19/07 - NNHS Newsletter - On My Own":
Itís good to see and read that youíre feeling much better. That makes us all feel better!
I encourage all to read Newsweek this week as it features a cover story regarding the benefits of exercise on the brain as well as the body overall. Itís never too late, yíall. 60 is the new 40 (or so I keep trying to convince myself!!).
Also, I wanted to compliment you on your sonís letter in this newsletter. He is, obviously, a fine young man who fully understands and appreciates the very important role good women play in menís lives. Your Mom and your WifeÖ..they donít get any more important! I know youíre proud of all your children and this son has expressed himself so well on this subject. I salute him.
Take care of yourself.
Thanks, Joe! I am quite pleased with all my children, I must say, and my #2 son, Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of IL) did an excellent job as always of reminding us of important truths. He's a good man and a good father to his five children.
Thanks again, Sweetie!
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
|World's Biggest Fly-Spray|
That they would; they're incredible!
I know I'm moving even slower than usual on the newsletters and any other communication this week. That's because my #6 son, Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS/American School - '02 - of VA), moved from a dorm room to an off-campus apartment on 03/17. We spent a week packing up his things, placing them in the living room (EEEK!!!), and arranging for someone to help truck them up to him in Buena Vista. We finally pulled that off on 03/24.
So this week we've been playing Musical Furniture. That's where we decide to rearrange furniture, taking advantage of the new "space". And that in turn involves heavy cleaning as well as heavy lifting, and I'm "jes' plum' exhausted"!
Now that we have some of the furniture placed, we've moving both computers into his old room from their present homes. The very thought of such a seemingly simple thing fills me with terror, so stay tuned.....
And next week, we're gonna rearrange the kitchen. GOODY GOODY!
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
Words and Music by Mercer and Malneck
So you met someone who set you
back on your heals - goody, goody!
You met someone and now you know how it feels - goody, goody!
You gave him your heart, too,
Just as I gave mine to you,
And he broke it in little pieces,
Now, how do you do?
You lie awake just singing the blues all night - goody, goody!
And you think that love's a barrel of dynamite.
Hooray and hallelujah!
You had it coming to ya.
Goody goody for him, goody goody for me!
I hope you're satisfied, you rascal you.
I hope you're satisfied, 'cause you got yours.
"Goody Goody" midi courtesy of http://home.arcor.de/dinoandfriends/frank_midis.htm - 03/27/07
"Goody Goody" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank+sinatra/goody+goody_20055925.html - 03/27/07
"Lost Love" Image courtesy of http://www.sptimes.com/lovestories/lost-love.html - 11/25/05
Red Dripping Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html Ė 11/25/05
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
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Animated Laughter clip art
courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
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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