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03/30/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Here's That Rainy Day

"The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the moldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Rainy Day"
(27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   It seems that Frank Sinatra just won't quit singing to me.  That's okay; he's always been one of my favorite crooners anyway.  How bad can it be?!?


BIRTHDAYS:

31 - Webb Edwards ('57)
31 -
  Tina Crowder Wescott ('65) of VA - 1947

    Many Happy Returns to You Both!

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


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/27/07 - "TAINTED PET FOOD UPDATE":

IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATE:
Rat poison found in tainted pet food -
Animal deaths have led to nationwide U.S. recall.
Recall includes food sold under store brands by Wal-Mart,
Kroger, Safeway and other large retailers, plus private
labels such as Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba. A complete list
of recalled products is at: http://www.menufoods.com/recall 

   Thanks, Shari!  This has been such a tragedy for so very many!


    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/27/07 - "Marine Profile of the Day; Staff Sergeant Herbert Hice USMC.":

Marine Profile of the Day


13 kb

SSgt Herbert Hice (Herbert H. Hice)
Marine Veteran
1942 - 1945

Honoring this World War II Marine Veteran

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI-ROOTIE-TOOT-TOOTIE!!!  It's our    Herbie!!!

   This is from the pages of Together We Served, of which Joe is a - a - moderator??  A manager??  A correspondent???  Oh, I just love it when I can't think of things I know perfectly well.....

   Anyway, congratulations, Herbie!  And thanks for sharing this excitement with us, Adonis!


 From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 03/27/07 - "Congratulations!":

Carol,

I thought you would like to see this about my brother and your classmate   (Charlie Phillips - '65 - of TN).

 
    AIHA

Protecting Worker Health

   
 

April 7, 2007

Charles C. Phillips, Jr., PhD, CIH, CHCM, CIAQ
Director of Occupational Safety and Health
American Technologies, Inc.
142 Fairbanks Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Dear Charles,

Congratulations!  The AIHA Board of Directors has approved your nomination as a Fellow of AIHA.  The American Industrial Hygiene Association, the AIHA Awards Committee, and the AIHA Board of Directors all agree that you are deserving of this high recognition.

Only five percent of the AIHA membership can qualify for the Fellow Award, which is given to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.  You can be proud that your accomplishments are recognized by your peers as outstanding contributions to the Association and to the profession.  We would like to honor you and to present you with an award during the Presidentís Reception at AIHce on Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m.

We look forward to continuing to work with you in efforts to improve the work environment and advance the practice of industrial hygiene.  We appreciate your efforts, and would like to congratulate you again on this achievement.

Sincerely,

       (signed)

 Frank M. Renshaw, PhD, CIH, CSP
President, AIHA

cc:      Jennifer Brown, CIH

 

 
  American Industrial Hygiene Association
Protecting Worker Health
Advancing Occupational and Environmental Health
and Safety Globally

2700 Prosperity Ave., Suite 250, Fairfax, VA 22031 USA
(703) 849-8888; Fax (703) 207-356;
www.aiha.org

 

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI-ROOTIE-TOOT-TOOTIE!!!  It's our Charlie!!!

   Congratulations, Charlie!  And thanks for sharing this excitement with us, Cookie!

   Such double excitement for one day!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/27/07 - "A mix with a nice story @ the end":

Have a great day,
                         Shari
 
http://weeinspirations.com/emailfriends.html
My circle of E-Mail friends. -- A nice greeting.
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The Middle-Aged Teapot Song:  

I'm a middle-aged man, short and stout.  
Here is my beer gut, here is my pouch.  
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout:  
"Where's my remote? It was on the couch!"  
 
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Health tip

WASHINGTON, -- For women with no incentive to get in shape for the coming swimsuit season, here's a different motivation to cut the junk food. Hamburgers, hot dogs to fried chicken -- all your favorite no-effort foods eaten too much too often -- can raise a woman's risk of developing cancers of the womb, pancreas, skin and urinary tract, new studies claim. Two studies, one from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and the other from Umea University Hospital in Sweden, have found these diseases could result from the high consumption of fatty and processed foods. The U.S. study discovered post-menopausal women on fatty diets may have a 15 percent increase in their chances of developing breast cancer. The Swedish study, which took place over the course of 13 years, established women with raised levels of blood sugar were at substantial extra risk of developing a range of other cancers. It's all in what you eat. 

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                                                    Flowers on the Bus
 

We were a very motley crowd of people who took the bus every day that summer 33 years ago. During the early morning ride from the suburb, we sat drowsily with our collars up to our ears, a cheerless and taciturn bunch. One of the passengers was a small grey man who took the bus to the centre for senior citizens every morning. He walked with a stoop and a sad look on his face when he, with some difficulty, boarded the bus and sat down alone behind the driver. No one ever paid very much attention to him.


Then one July morning he said good morning to the driver and smiled short-sightedly down through the bus before he sat down. The driver nodded guardedly. The rest of us were silent. The next day, the old man boarded the bus energetically, smiled and said in a loud voice: "And a very good morning to you all!" Some of us looked up, amazed, and murmured "Good morning," in reply. The following weeks we were more alert. Our friend was now dressed in a nice old suit and a wide out-of-date tie. The thin hair had been carefully combed. He said good morning to us every day and we gradually began to nod and talk to each other.
One morning he had a bunch of wild flowers in his hand. They were already dangling a little because of the heat.
 
The driver turned around smilingly and asked: "Have you got yourself a girlfriend, Charlie?" We never got to know if his name really was "Charlie", but he nodded shyly and said yes. The other passengers whistled and clapped at him. Charlie bowed and waved the flowers before he sat down on his seat.

Every morning after that Charlie always brought a flower. Some of the regular passengers began bringing him flowers for his bouquet, gently nudged him and said shyly: "Here." Everyone smiled. The men started to jest about it, talk to each other, and share the newspaper.

The summer went by, and autumn was closing in, when one morning Charlie wasn't waiting at his usual stop. When he wasn't there the next day and the day after that, we started wondering if he was sick or -- hopefully -- on holiday somewhere. When we came nearer to the centre for senior citizens, one of the passengers asked the driver to wait. We all held our breaths when she went to the door. Yes, the staff said, they knew who we were talking about.
 
The elderly gentleman was fine, but he hadn't been coming to the centre that week. One of his very close friends had died at the weekend. They expected him back on Monday. How silent we were the rest of the way to work. The next Monday Charlie was waiting at the stop, stooping a bit more, a little bit more grey, and without a tie. He seemed to have shrinked again. Inside the bus was a silence akin to that in a church. Even though no one had talked about it, all those of us, who he had made such an impression on that summer, sat with our eyes filled with tears and a bunch of wild flowers in our hands.
 
  by: Jean Hendrichson

   Ohhh, what a story!  Thank you, Shari!


  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA to the Members of the Class of 1958 - 03/27/07 - "NNHS58 Planning Meeting for 50-Year Reunion, Thursday Night, 05/03/07 at Tzina's.":

Planning Meeting:  NNHS 50-Year Reunion
Meeting day, date:  Thursday, 05/03/07
Time: 7:00 PM
 
We have selected a 2008 weekend for our 50th.  We are still struggling with the place and format.
 
The weekend selected is Friday 05/16 - Sun. 05/18/08 (THAT IS 2008).  We haven't decided whether we will have organized activities on 1, 2, or 3 days.  Let us know what you think.

   Thanks, Joe, it sounds as though you're making great progress!    I made you a new page within the Reunion section, and have updated the notice on the main page of the web site to indicate that:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1958.html 

 


  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 03/28/07 - "NNHS Class of 1967":

FYI
NNHS class of 67 will hold a 40 year reunion on Labor Day week end
 
Friday, August 31, 2007
Friday by the Fountain, City Center/Social, at Red Star Tavern
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Omni Sunday Brunch
 
Info. to follow in June
Contacts:
mmccoy@vectec.org
Wanda-757-867-9070
Melissa 77-874-0094
 
 
Peace & Blessing,
Cheryl

   SUPER!!!  I've posted this on the main page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

   Of course, it will also appear on each Newsletter from now until then.

   Can you tell me some specifics about the class - their class colors, motto, and flowers, for instance?  I need to make them their own graduation and reunion pages, and they'll look better with some of those details.  Practically all I could find from the '67 Anchor was this:
Graduation Rehearsal - Friday, June 9, 1967

 
Thanks, Lady!

I will find out...I was not a real PART of this class...
 
Peace & Blessing,
Cheryl

   For the sake of useful distribution of facts, I created that Reunion Page for the Class of 1967:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1967.html

   Thanks again, Cheryl!


  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of IL - 03/28/07 - "100 person mob":

Check out this funny video of Japanese people playing a practical joke.  100 people form a "mob" and see how their victims respond.  It's pretty funny.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj0Ma2CsHME
 
Bethany
--
(Brent, Jacob-9, Thomas-7, Emeline-5, Joseph-3, James-1)
www.bethanyharty.blogspot.com

   This is hysterical, Lady!  Of course, they're not chasing me!  GIGGLES!!!

   I really like the new images on your blog - such a lovely family you have!   Thanks, Bethany!


  From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 03/28/07:

Carol: 

I recognized the picture of Bill Thomas in the morning paper.  His reputation certainly went before him as I knew of him being a fine, committed Christian.  I figure he must have graduated from N.N.H.S. in 1928 or 1929.  A friend of ours, Virginia Nicholls, will be 94 on July 6th and she graduated in 1930. 

   Thank you, Fred.  I had picked 1930 as his year of graduation, because my father was born in 1907 and graduated in 1925, but your estimate is a better one.  I added your comments to his page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/03-28-07-NNHS-Bill-Thomas.html

Hope you are feeling well these days.....you really did have a tough time of it, did you not?
 

I have sad news to report.  Tomorrow, Thursday, March 29th, our son and daughter-in-law are to go to Riverside Hospital where they will induce labor for their 5 month old baby.  They were informed this past Saturday that the baby is dying.....congestive heart failure and other complications.  It had been doing so well, then all of a sudden.  Probably Tara had a virus at some point in the pregnancy and this caused this situation.  Tara was informed that the heart would probably stop within a month.  Of course, she would carry the baby until such time as the heart stopped.  It stopped on Tuesday.  We all thought they would induce labor then; however, Riverside Hospital said they could not do it until Thursday morning.  They are heart broken.  Fortunately they have an adorable 3 year old daughter, Payton.  Please remember Tara, Erick and the rest of us, as our hearts are also broken. 
 
Take care, Fred Mays, '60 

   Oh, Fred, I am so sorry to hear your tragic news.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this unthinkably difficult time.  Please pass on to them our deepest sympathies.

   I'll leave you a scripture that helped me - in fact, the only words which comforted me - during a similar time over 25 years ago:

       Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

       But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partaker of Christís sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

                                                                 - I Peter 4:12-13


   Take care of your family and keep them all close.


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/28/07 - "ACLU":

To all of you out there who get a smile out of my twisted humor, I ask that you do me a favor. Each year just before April 1 (April Fool's Day) I send the ACLU a birthday card. At Christmas time I send a nice Christmas Card, too. Nothing bad or nasty, just something to let them know that there are some real people out here that do have somewhat of a grip on reality. It would be nice if they got about a zillion cards twice a year.
 
Thanks, Bill
 
Their address is
 
ACLU
125 Broad St
18th  Floor
NY, NY  10004

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Bill Honey, you are baaaad!!!!


  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/28/07:

Carol

I wish I still had a set of those blue and gold ribbons I use to hang on my car radio antenna flying in the wind running down the road. I would let everybody here in TX know it stood for the mighty Typhoons.

Glenn Dye

   I should think the blue and gold ribbons would be easy enough to find, Glenn.  The car antenna might be quite a bit trickier!  GIGGLES!!!  They were a joy to see, weren't they?!?  

   Thanks for the memory, Glenn!


  From Robert Price ('61) of VA - 03/29/07 - "Track Season":

Well, the warmer weather is finally here and I'll now venture out...

Iíve put off joining in for sometime now even though Iíve had a comments on many newsletters but didnít feel I would be contributing much so I didnít. Iíll start now.

 
Saturday, April 2, 1960    
     

Iíve enclosed a copy of an article from the Times Herald sports page for the 1960 track teamís first outdoor meet of the year and a preseason article for the 1961 season. I thought you might want to add this to the track teamís page. If anyone is interested Iíll send a few others. I have a few saved for me by my father. It didnít seem like a big deal then but they are nice to look back on now.

I have a few for the Ď59 and Ď60 football seasons as well as some programs and will be glad to scan them in and send them to anyone that would like copies. Or Iíll send the articles next football season.

   Thank you so much, Robert! Building an archive is our primary function here!  I've posted your clippings:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/TRACK.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/TRACK-60.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/TRACK-61.html

One more comment concerning your quote by Thackeray. Do you think that comment would still be around if he had texted that to the lady on his cell phone .... ;-)

Robert Price '61

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks again, Robert!


  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/29/07 - "A Little Trick To Try":

CBD,
 
A little game for all to try and there is nothing terrible that will happen if it's not forwarded!!

Now, I need your help regarding    Rip (Collins - '65 - of TN). I don't want to hurt his feelings, but someone will need to send him a photo/drawing showing him which is his right foot and how the numeral 6 looks. I mean, It's not that he isn't brilliant, he is, he told me he was; it's just that he gets confused some times, you understand.

 
TC!
"R"
 
HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT?

This is so funny that it will boggle your mind. And you will keep trying at least 50 more times to see if you can out smart your foot, but you can't.
 
While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction.

I told you so...And there's nothing you can do about it. If you say you did it...

YOU'RE LYING to YOURSELF ... because it CAN'T Be DONE... the Mind is stronger than the foot..!

 Make sure you pass this on to your friends...they won't be able to believe it  either!!

 

    GOODY GOODY! The banter continues!!! Thanks, Wayne Honey!


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/29/07 - "House stuff...":

We have been living in our house for 27 years, which is much too long to live in one place when you COLLECT STUFF!!!  Anyway, our son Chuck will be with us for the week after Easter so I decided that it might be nice to paint his old room (which is now our computer room) since it has not been painted for 20 years!  To say that we are not house people is indeed an understatement.  My husband says my middle name is "go somewhere" and I say his middle name is "sitting in the chair".  Anyway I started moving "stuff" out of the room, bought the paint, decided today that I need some good sturdy boxes to unload the book case, started spackling...hoping this paint job is going to get done this weekend!   Why do kids put so much scotch tape on their bedroom walls???  And a thousand nail holes? 
 
In the midst of this one of my best friends is in the nursing home doing rehab following a knee replacement and I told her I would come every day and keep her company at lunch time and also be her gopher...( go for this, go for that...) since most of our friends are working...also trying to finish a quilt that I started about 16 years ago...if I could go back in time I would be 16 again...

love you lots, jb

   OH, so would I, Lady, so would I!!! Thanks, Jean!


  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 03/29/07 - "North vs. South":

The North has Bloomingdales,
The South has Dollar General.

The North has coffee houses,
The South has Waffle Houses.

The North has dating services,
The South has family reunions.

The North has switchblade knives,
The South has Lee Press-on Nails.

The North has double last names,
The South has double first names.

The North has Indy car races,
The South has stock car races.

North has Cream of Wheat,
The South has grits.

The North has green salads,
The South has collard greens.

The North has lobsters,
The South has crawfish.

The North has the rust belt,
The South has the Bible Belt.


FOR NORTHERNERS MOVING SOUTH . . . In the South:

If you run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in a four-wheel drive pickup truck with a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help them, just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.

Don't be surprised to find movie rentals and bait in the same store....do not buy food at this store.

Remember, "y'all" is singular, "all y'all" is plural, and "all y'all's is plural possessive.

Get used to hearing "You ain't from 'round here, are ya?"

Save all manner of bacon grease. You will be instructed later on how to use it.

Don't be worried at not understanding what people are saying. They can't understand you either. The first Southern statement to creep into a transplanted Northerner's vocabulary is the adjective "big'ol," truck or big'ol" boy. Most Northerners begin their Southern-influenced dialect this way. All of them are in denial about it.

The proper pronunciation you learned in school is no longer proper.

Be advised that "He needed killin." is a valid defense here.


If you hear a Southerner exclaim, "Hey, y'all, watch this," you should stay out of the way. These are likely to be the last words he'll ever say.

If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the smallest accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store. It doesn't matter whether you need anything or not. You just have to go there.

Do not be surprised to find that 10-year olds own their own shotguns, they are proficient marksmen, and their mammas taught them how to aim.

In the South, we have found that the best way to grow a lush green lawn is to pour gravel on it and call it a driveway.

AND REMEMBER: If you do settle in the South and bear children, don't think we will accept them as Southerners. After all, if the cat had kittens in the oven, we wouldn't call 'em biscuits.

   Thanks, Jamey!


  From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/29/07 - "Devil in the Church":

One Sunday morning, everyone in a bright, beautiful, tiny town got up early and went to the local church. Before the services started, the townspeople were sitting in their pews and talking about their lives, their families, etc.

Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the front entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate.
 
Soon everyone was evacuated from the church, except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his pew, not moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God's ultimate enemy was in his presence. Now this confused Satan a bit, so he walked up to the man and said, "Don't you know who I am?"

The man replied, "Yep, sure do."

Satan asked, "Aren't you afraid of me?"

"Nope, sure ain't," said the man.

Satan was a little perturbed at this and queried, "Why aren't you afraid of me?"

The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for over 48 years."

     Received from Milton Freund.

    Thanks, Joan!


  From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 03/29/07 - "1964 Yearbook":

Carol, 

There is a 1964 Yearbook from Newport News High School for sale on eBay. The auction ends on April 3rd. This is the title and auction number:

1964 NEWPORT NEWS High SCHOOL YEARBOOK Anchor
Item number: 330103691703

The price right now is $9.95. It will probably not sell for very much. The Williamsburg Antique Mall carries yearbooks from time to time and they sell for $45.00 when they are in there. But yearbooks on eBay usually sell for not much more than their opening bid

Edna Whitcomb Harrison 

   Thanks, Edna - what a bargain!

   I passed this nugget along to our Wizard of Wonderment,    Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to share with his classmates, as I thought they deserved to have first dibs on it.  I hope it goes to a worthy home!



ALERTS:  

1.   From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 03/16/07 - "Re: HELLO":

Hi Carol,

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 WORK!

Brenda
Brenda Williams
Typhoon Forever
"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:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html


2.     From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 03/18/07 - "60th Birthday Party":

Carol,
 
If you would be so kind as to post this on your site, we would certainly appreciate the assistance.
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The NNHS 1965 Reunion Team is back in action!  As much as we may not like it, we must face the fact that the majority of us will have our 60th birthday this year.  Even though we've only been out of school "a few years", we have verified that 60 is the correct number.  The 55th picnic was well received, so we're going to do the same thing for the 60th. 
 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 30, 2007.  We'll be meeting at Shelter #4 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.   After some discussion among the Reunion Team, we decided this would 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.  If you have any questions please contact Dave Arnold at (757) 618-6646.  We look forward to seeing you in June!

Dave Arnold

   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:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1965.html

   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":

Supporters for saving Buckroe's Lots B as a professionally designed Bayfront city park.  with ample off-street public parking,  need to be aware there is still action you can take in the latest attempt to save Buckroe's Lots B as a magnificent bay front city park.
 
Even though Council picked Option B for Lots B on January 24, and Option B calls for the development of two of Buckroe's Lots B with residential housing, those lots cannot be sold to any developer without first going through a public hearing.   Until that time arrives, Hampton City Council needs to continue hearing from the public, and the public as a whole needs to know there is still hope.   Option B can be viewed on www.buckroebeach.org.
 
The latest hope to save Lots B as a park has come up because of Hampton's new $200M Plan for the Crossroads Entertainment Complex which is scheduled to be developed in the Coliseum/Convention Center area.  
 
A Daily Press story on February 16 indicated Crossroads is going to need every ounce of help, vision and imagination a city government can commit in order to vie with the other entertainment venues in the area because, with seven, Hampton Roads  is thought to have more live-performance theaters per capita than any market in the country.
 
The following Letter to the Editor was printed in today's Daily Press.  It may explain the situation a little better but it also outlines what actions can be taken by anyone still concerned about saving Buckroe's Lots B for our now and future generations.
 
Why can't Council see the immense value of having both a Crossroads and a beautiful Bay front park, two uniquely different visitor-welcoming attractions,  to tout versus only one?    Further, if Buckroe is destroyed for thousands  by this Council and city staff, and if Crossroads doesn't make it, what unique attraction is Hampton going to be able to offer visitors and tourists in the future?
 
Why can't Council recognize visitors and tourists want beaches,  and if they don't find something welcoming and attractive in Buckroe they are going to travel to Yorktown or Virginia Beach.   And, believe me, after tourists have spent a long tiring round-trip to those beaches, either through the tunnel or on the interstate, they are not going to want to attend anything that night, no matter how entertaining.
 
How much better would it be for Hampton and the Crossroads Entertainment Complex to be able to advertise:
 
CROSSROADS AND SPECTACULAR BRANSON-LIKE SHOWS ARE ONLY MINUTES AWAY FROM THE SPECTACULAR CHESAPEAKE BAY AND BEAUTIFUL BUCKROE BEACH PUBLIC PARK IN HAMPTON, VIRGINIA?
 
Please let Hampton City Council hear your thoughts on developing Buckroe into a welcoming, attractive world class city park to market along beside the Crossroads entertainment complex, and vice versa.  
 
Thank you.  Sandra Canepa
 
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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 www.buckroebeach.org.)?

Contact the council at 727-6315 or council@hampton.gov, and let them hear your thoughts on developing Buckroe along with the Crossroads complex.

Sandra Canepa

Hampton

   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 REMINDERS:  

   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   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 dlarnold@cox.net or call him at 757-618-6646.

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/18/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1965.html

 The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot on Willoughby
Spit. This will be an afternoon into evening beach
party with covered dish dinner.

CONTACT:
Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556
813-920-9498
kwitte@tampabay.rr.com

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 01/12/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1960.html

The NNHS Class of 1967
will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Labor Day weekend:
 
Friday, August 31, 2007 -
Friday by the Fountain, City Center/Social, at Red Star Tavern

Saturday, September 1, 2007 -
Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News

Sunday, September 2, 2007 -
Omni Sunday Brunch


More information will follow in June.

CONTACTS: mmccoy@vectec.org; Wanda - 757-867-9070;
or Melissa - 757-874-0094

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
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
 
http://geocities.com/typhoonmom1/

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/17/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html

The 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

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/28/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1958.html


  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/02/07 - "Amazing chalk drawings on the road"
(#22 in a Series of 29):

 

Hi Carol ... check out these pictures! They would be good to use one at a time for your newsletter.

Take care!

Babe

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, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium.
Girl on a beach mat
 

   That they would; they're incredible!  Thanks, Babe!


   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
910-488-9408


Here's That Rainy Day

Words and Music by Johnny Burke & Jimmy Van Huesen
From the Broadway show "Carnival in Flanders" (a 6-performance flop)

I should have saved
Those leftover dreams
Funny
But here's that rainy day
Here's that rainy day
They told me about
And I laughed at the thought
That it might turn out this way
Where is that worn out wish
That I threw aside
After it brought my love so near
Funny how love becomes
A cold rainy day
Funny
That rainy day is here
It's funny
How love becomes
A cold rainy day
Funny
That rainy day is here



"Here's That Rainy Day" midi courtesy of http://home.arcor.de/dinoandfriends/frank_midis.htm - 03/30/07

"Here's That Rainy Day" lyrics courtesy of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Here's-That-Rainy-Day-lyrics-Frank-Sinatra/7E7BE42F5BB744404825691F000878FA - 03/30/07

John Stephen Ku's Sketch, "For a Rainy Day" CD cover, Nov '02, courtesy of http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jsku/sketches2.html - 03/30/07

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/31502/Rain_line/ - 03/30/07

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

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
Thanks, Janice!

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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