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03/30/09 - NNHS Newsletter
The Billboard March

“Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.”

 - Ben Hecht
(28 Feb 1893 - 18 Apr 1964)

Dear Friends and  Schoolmates,

   We're still marching along through the end of the month of March.

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 03/25/09:

You might consider The Billboard March.

   Oh, yeah, a circus march - works for me! Thanks again, Faniel!

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcCu3M6KTis - The Billboard March - Tangley calliaphone (CH-43) formerly from the excursion boat BONNIE BELLE

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z3brlWIdQw&NR=1 - The Billboard March - WCHS WINDS ONE

BONUS #3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCIoiOVsHrU - North Hills Marching Band performing 48th annual "March Show". Songs: Hosts of Freedom, Invercargil, The Billboard March - This one made me sooo nostalgically homesick!

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pq59v_cNOA - The Billboard March - Les Brown & His Band Of Renown - jazz version


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Billboard_March


HEALTH UPDATE:

     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/30/09, 9:13 AM - "Monday morning update":

Fred is feeling a lot better and getting stronger.  However, fluid is collecting again around his left lung...so they are going to do the same procedure as they did with the right lung....go in through his back between his rib cage and drain the fluid from around his left lung. That is being done as I type this email.
 
He has no fever and his white blood count is fine.  His oxygen level is great (he's off oxygen) and remains great after his walks.
 
They have increased the small amount of water he can have....which is still not very much.
 
The fluid collecting around his lungs has nothing to do with his swallowing. 
 
He is in a chair most of the day now.....and is certainly more active...it still tires him greatly after walking....but that is what it takes to make him stronger.  He is finally sleeping better at nights and often naps in his chair.
 
I plan to issue updates every other day unless something changes....no news is good news....so if you don't get an update in 2-3 days...not to worry....it means things are going well,
 
From the conversation I had with the doctor's assistant this morning, I think we can plan on his being in ICU at least another week....and if everything is ok he'll be discharged from ICU to come home.
 
We still need prayers.....it's still a long journey....but I think we can finally see a little dot of light at the end of this LONG tunnel.
 
Love to all....Janice

   WHOOPIE - what super news!!! Thanks for letting us know, Janice!

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   THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Alex Nicol (February '49) AND Webb Edwards ('57)  AND       Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL AND   Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND   Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Harold Smith ('57);
04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND 
  Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT;

06 - Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/28/09 - "Dancing With My Stars":

 * * *    Dancing With My Stars  * * *


Everyone loves to dance!

Well, it appears that most people either enjoy dancing or watching dancing. I would imagine that the television network, ABC, gambled on their show Dancing with the Stars. It was a gamble that hit the jackpot. Don't let ABC know this, but I don't get it. Perhaps it's because I've always had two left feet. Couple that with the fact that I was almost killed in an injury when I was 19 resulting in right side paralysis, and I guess you could say I now have "1-1/2 left feet."

Regardless, I still don't get the phenomenon and I am happy for the show's millions of viewers.

Some time ago, after I was injured, I tried to dance. My father was retiring as Senior Rabbi of his synagogue and the synagogue was having a party for him at a hotel ballroom with a band and, you guessed it, there was dancing. Everyone was there, everyone was dancing, everyone was having a good time. Though most might have questioned my attempt to dance, I never let that get to me.

So, with the band playing melodiously, I stood up from my seat at the table and calmly asked my 82-year-old grandmother sitting to my left, "Grandma, would you like to dance? My mother's mother then replied, "MichaelŠ oh noŠ my back is killing me and my feet are aching as well. But thank you for the offer."

I then quickly went to my grandmother's left where my other grandmother, my 90 year old father's mother, was sitting and asked her the same question. Honey, my knees are killing me and my neck is so sore, but if you can go out to the dance floor, I can go as well."

That was my "bubbie" (Yiddish for grandmother) -- a spit fighter full of spirit, always willing to try anything.

My bubbie and I went to the dance floor and began "dancing." All of a sudden, I felt a tap on my left shoulder.

"Michael, may I cut in on bubbie?" It was my mother's mother! I smiled and said, "Of course." Both my grandmothers were in pain -- however, both grandmothers were willing to try.

Both grandmothers have since passed away, but I will always remember that evening when I was honored to "Dance With My Stars." I believe it was their last dance. As I looked to the heavens, I smiled and lovingly said,
"Thank you. First, for the dance, but more importantly, for teaching me so much about life."
 
~ Michael Segal ~
msegalhope at aol.com

 
Shot in the head during a robbery, Michael Jordan Segal defied all odds by first surviving and then returning to college. He then earned two degrees with honors, married his high school sweetheart, Sharon, and became a father to their daughter Shawn. Currently Michael is working on two book projects and a CD, entitled POSSIBLE, with some of his short stories, available on his website: http://www.inspirationbymike.com. Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNeRqpaoNpQ
{ By: Mike Segal Copyright © 2009}

   Thanks so much, Shari, I really appreciated this selection!


     From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of VA - 03/29/09 - "Sammy  - School Pictures":

Hey Carol,

I was so happy to hear that you and        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) were able to move and be somewhere you are truly happy. 

    Thank you, Cousin Pam! I was also truly happy in Fayetteville (and far more valuable and productive there than I am here, I should think)!  But that phase of my life has passed, and I do have the capacity to be happy wherever I am, and I certainly am enjoying "my babies" - for whom I had grown quite homesick.

I envy your being with some of your children.  Since I am not, all I have is pictures.  I decided to send these, for as others like to share, I do too.  Sammy looks just like his handsome father.  I will be going to spend several weeks with him this summer.

Love, Cuz' Pam

   Can Sammy really be this grown-up already?!? What a darling little fella he is!!

 
     
     

   Thanks for sharing these photographs with us, Cousin Pam!


  From Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA - 03/29/09, 9:50 AM - "Elsie Balderson Croxton":

My grandmother who would have been 103 on April 4th passed away in Warsaw, Virginia this am, Elsie Balderson Croxton.
 
Carolyn Ann Frizzelle Hogge (61)
  Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD (brother 65)
 
Thanks for all you do.

   Oh, Carolyn, I'm so very sorry to hear this! Please accept my deepest condolences, and pass them to Wayne as well.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/03-30-09-NNHS-Elsie-Balderson-Croxton.html - This Memorial Newsletter will be greatly augmented as more information becomes available.


Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 03/29/09 - "RE: 03/28/09 - Colonel-Bogey":

Thanks and got mail AT HOME!

   I'm glad it reached you, Karrin - thanks for letting me know!


  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 03/29/09:

 God really blessed us with these guys!

This is tooo Cute!!!

http://www.imtiredonline.com/smile/

   Absolutely agreed, Sweetie-Pies! Thanks so much!


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/29/09 - "The Doo-Wop Era Quiz":

The Doo-Wop Era
 
(answers below)

Thirty great memories about music that caused our parents and teachers Grief!  Take the quiz and see how you score as a true 'Oldies Fan.'  Write Down your answers and check them against the answers at the end.  Don't Cheat, now!

   1. When did 'Little Suzie' finally wake up?
  
   (a)    The movie's over, it's 2  o'clock
     (b)    The movie's over, it's 3  o'clock
     (c)    The movie's over, it's 4  o'clock


   2. '
Rock Around The Clock' was used in what movie?
     (a)    Rebel Without A Cause
     (b)    Blackboard Jungle
     (c)    The Wild Ones

 3. What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint?   Earth _____
     (a)    Angel
     (b)    Mother
     (c)    Worm

 4.  'I found my thrill . . .'  where?
     (a)      Kansas City
     (b)    Heartbreak Hotel
    (c)    Blueberry Hill

 5.  'Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a  dream,:
     (a)    Mr. Sandman
     (b)    Earth Angel
     (c)    Dream Lover

 6.  For which label did Elvis Presley first record?
     (a)    Atlantic
     (b)    RCA
     (c)    Sun

 7. He asked, 'Why's everybody always pickin' on me?'  Who was he?
     (a)    Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
     (b)    Charlie Brown
     (c)    Buster Brown

 8. Bobby Darin's 'Mack The Knife,' the one with the knife,  was named:
     (a)    MacHeath
     (b)    MacCloud
     (c)    MacNamara

 9. Name the song with ''A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.'
     (a)    Good Golly, Miss Molly
     (b)    Be-Bop-A-Lula
     (c)    Tutti Fruitti

 10.  Who is generally given credit for originating the term  'Rock And Roll'?
         (a)     Dick Clark
         (b)     Wolfman Jack
         (c)     Alan Freed

 11.  In 1957, he left the music business  to become a  preacher:
         (a)     Little Richard
         (b)     Frankie Lymon
         (c)     Tony Orlando

 12.   Paul Anka's 'Puppy Love' is written to what star?
         (a)     Brenda Lee
         (b)     Connie Francis
         (c)     Annette Funicello

 13.   The Everly Brothers are . .. ....
         (a)    Pete and Dick
         (b)    Don  and Phil
         (c)    Bob  and Bill

 14.   The Big Bopper's real name was:
         (a)    Jiles P. Richardson
         (b)    Roy  Harold Scherer Jr.
         (c)    Marion Michael Morrison

 15.   In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small  record company called...
         (a)     Decca
         (b)     Cameo
         (c)     Motown

 16   Edd Brynes had a hit with 'Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me  Your Comb'.  'What TV show was he  on?
         (a)     77 Sunset Strip
         (b)     Hawaiian Eye
         (c)     Surfside Six

 17.   In 1960 Bobby Darin married:
         (a)     Carol Lynley
         (b)     Sandra Dee
         (c)     Natalie Wood

 18.   They were a one hit wonder with 'Book Of  Love':
         (a)    The  Penguins
         (b)    The  Monotones
         (c)    The  Moonglows

 19.   The Everly Brothers sang a song called 'Till I  ________ You.'
         (a)     Loved
         (b)     Kissed
         (c)     Met

 20.   Chuck Berry sang 'Oh, ___________, why can't you  be true?'
         (a)     Suzie Q
         (b)     Peggy Sue
         (c)     Maybelline

 21.   'Wooly _______'
         (a)     Mammouth
         (b)     Bully
         (c)     Pully

 22.   'I'm like a one-eyed cat . .
         (a)     can't go into town no more
         (b)     sleepin' on a cold hard floor
         (c)     peepin' in a seafood store

 23.   'Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do . . .....'
         (a)     cause there ain't no answer for a life without booze
         (b)     cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
         (c)     cause my car's gassed up and I'm ready to cruise

 24.   'They often call me Speedo, but my real name is .  .  ....'
         (a)    Mr.  Earl
         (b)    Jackie Pearl
         (c)    Milton Berle

 25.   'You're my Fanny and nobody else's . . .....'
         (a)     girl
         (b)     butt
         (c)     love

 26   'I want you to play with my . . . '
         (a)     heart
         (b)     dreams
         (c)     ding a ling

 27.
  'Be Bop A Lula .. . ..'
         (a)     she's got the rabies
         (b)     she's my baby.
         (c)    she  loves me, maybe

 28.   'Fine Love, Fine Kissing ... . ....'
         (a)     right here
         (b)     fifty cents
         (c)     just for you

 29.   'He wore black denim trousers and . . ...'
         (a)    a  pink carnation
         (b)     pink leotards
         (c)     motorcycle boots

 30.   'I got a gal named . .. ..'
         (a)     Jenny Zamboni
         (b)     Gerri Mahoney
         (c)     Boney Maroney


  Answers:




  Scroll Down so you aren't tempted to cheat  (as if cheating  were needed
Here).

 * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 1     (c)    The movie's over,  it's 4 o'clock
 2.    (b)    Blackboard Jungle
 3.    (a)   Angel
 4.    (c)    Blueberry Hill
 5.    (a)    Mr. Sandman
 6.    (c)    Sun
 7.    (b)    Charlie Brown
 8.    (a)    Mac Heath
 9.    (c)    Tutti Fruitti
 10.  (c)   Alan Freed
 11.  (a)   Little Richard
 12.  (c)   Annette Funicello
 13.  (b)   Don and Phil
 14.  (a)   Jiles P. Richardson
 15.  (c)   Motown
 16.  (a)   77 Sunset Strip
 17.  (b)   Sandra Dee
 18.  (b)   The Monotones
 19.  (b)   Kissed
 20.  (c)   Maybelline
 21.  (b)   Bully
 22.  (c)  peepin' in a seafood store
 23.  (b)   cause there ain't no cure for the  summertime blues
 24.  (a)   Mr. Earl
 25.  (b)   butt
 26.  (c)   ding a ling
 27.  (b)   she's my baby
 28.  (a)   right here
 29.  (c)   motorcycle boots
 30.  (c)   Boney Maroney

 Forward to everyone lucky  enough to be teenagers in the Doo Wop era......

   Thanks, Joan! I only missed #10; I must be older than smoke!!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX -  03/29/09 - "Things I have learned living in North Carolina .....":

1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road .
2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in North Carolina
3. There are 10,000 types of spiders.. All 10,000 of them live in North Carolina , plus a couple no one has ever seen before!
4. If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.
5.'Onced' and 'Twiced' are words
6. It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.
7. 'Jaw-P?' means 'Did y'all go to the bathroom?'
8. People actually grow and eat okra.
9. 'Fixinto' is one word.
10. There is no such thing as 'lunch'. There is only dinner and then there is supper.
11. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar.
12. Backwards and forwards means 'I know everything about you.'
13. The word 'Jeet' is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'
14. You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.
15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.
MORE THINGS TO LET YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM NORTH CAROLINA :
1. You measure distance in minutes.
2. You've ever had to switch from heat to A/C in the same day.
3. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
4.. You know what a 'DAWG' is.
5. You carry jumper cables in your car for your OWN car.
6. 90% of NC kitchens will have these five spices/condiments: Morton Salt, McCormick Black Pepper, Texas Pete, JFG/Dukes Mayonnaise and Hunts Ketchup.
7. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and motorsports.
8. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
9. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit 'a bit warm'.
10. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer and Christmas.
11. Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past time known as 'goin' to Wally World or Wal-Martin'.
12. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chicken stew weather.
13. Fried catfish is the other white meat.
14. We don't need no dang driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive, dag-nabbit.
15. You understand these jokes and forward them to your North Carolina Friends.
Let's all sing it together folks?? I like callin' North Carolina home!? 

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Glenn! This didn't mention several other words I never heard before moving to North Carolina:

"Scrawberries": a sweet, red fruit with tiny seeds

"Napoleon": a variety of ice cream which contains, chocolate, vanilla, and, um, "scrawberry"

"Screet": a road, avenue, or lane, as in, "just down the screet a piece"

 


FINALLY:

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/26/09 - "Picture Messages (#2 in a series of 5)":

Have a nice weekend.

 

   COOL! Thanks, Shari!

   
 
 


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 23, 24, and 25, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion.  For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at hdsdds@aol.com - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: www.hamptonhigh1964.com - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com.

5. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964


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

                                   Love to all, Carol

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The Billboard March

- John N. Klohr, 1901
(27 July 1869 - 17 Feb 1956)


John N. Klohr's "Billboard March" (sequenced by Woody Higginbotham) midi courtesy of http://www.thejoyboys.com/theme.htm - 03/26/09

 Image of 1935 Cole Bros. "Asia" Tableau courtesy of http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/wi/es_wi_circus_1_e.html - 03/30/09

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Clowns Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars7.html - 03/30/09

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

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