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04/03/06 - NNHS Newsletter - If I Fell

"Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim
he would not have chosen a suit by it."

--   Maurice Chevalier

(12 Sep 1888 - 01 Jan 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,        

   Just in case you missed it, be sure to check here for an absolutely amazing offer:

   Thanks again, Hunter!

   The weather in Fayetteville yesterday was absolutely gorgeous.  We reached a high of 82, and the day was bright and sunny.  I emerged from a meeting at 6:00 PM so sleep deprived I was in actual physical pain, but I couldn't help but notice the beauty of the blooming wisteria, azaleas, and dogwood, and hear the singing of at least three different kinds of birds, and to inhale the delicious aroma of honeysuckle.  So Herbie, I didn't smell the roses yet, but I certainly slowed down enough to stop and notice all that - and thought of you.  Thanks, Sweetie!


 From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 04/01/06 - "The Avenue - Remember?":


The photo was taken looking north from the middle of the intersection at 29th Street.  Just out of near view on the left would have been the Hanover Shoe Store.

Note the streetcar tracks which would survive until late 1946 when busses would take over.  These old photos were colorized and touched up.  The overhead wiring and poles for the trolley do not show.  The colors for the street surface imply brick, but this was not so.  Probably the touchup artist thought such enhancements looked good and would help sell postcards. 

1944 - Washington Avenue - Looking North    
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 08/22/03
Thanks, Dave!

Prominent on the left is Woolworth's.  The touchup artist got that sign color right!  The store was a sacred destination for any kid under 10 and fully guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, Virginia State Law, and the Old Testament.  Inside was the infamous long toy counter - one side for boys, one for girls.  Little kids had to be lifted up to see everything, but by age 4 you would be turned loose to stroll and drool while mother went off to look at whatever mothers looked at then. 

I can remember mid-1930s excursions with my mother and suffering extreme torture while being dragged through all the dress shops on Washington Avenue.  My patience would be stretched beyond human endurance with promises that we would end our trip with a visit to Woolworth's.  Usually by then I would have successfully built her guilt to the point where she would pop for something at the lunch counter.  Woolworth's cherry pie was a dream come true and would quickly steer childhood emotions back to near normal.

In the block on the right was Barclay's Jewelry Store, Epes Stationery, and Monfalcone's (where the jocks hung out). 

To Kent Miller:  That tall modernistic-looking white building on the left is Kresge's.  It was on the NW corner of 30th Street.  In 1941, some kid just freshly arrived from Phoebus was mercifully taken to lunch there by three of his new classmates.

Be aware that things have changed.  Don't expect to relive your memories with a walk down The Avenue.  Stick to old postcards and cherry pie.

Nostalgic best wishes,


   Amen to that!  How delightful it is to hear your stories, Fred!  Thanks so much for this one!  I posted it on the Downtown page:


  From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/04/06 - "How to tell if you are speeding......":

  Hope this is good for a smile!

Jerry (62 of Va.)

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Yes, I'd say this would be a slight clue that you might want to lift your foot just a bit!

   Thanks, Jerry!


  From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands (and soon to be VA!) - 04/02/06 -
"Garage Sale 4/15/06":

Hi Carol,
I try to make a party out of any event so here goes..... I'll be visiting in Newport News for my mom's 90th birthday and while there I will be helping    Michael Barnes (62) and his wife with their garage sale.
My thought is that since I will be in one place for a number of hours perhaps some classmates can stop by and see me/us!!
The date is Saturday April 15th..... the day before Easter Sunday. It's in Denbigh at 173 Beechmont Drive, it's off Warwick Boulevard, on a corner, there will be signs and the hours will be 8 to 2 if it's not raining of course! My mom will be there too so anyone stopping by do wish her a happy birthday!!
  George Fenigsohn ('65 - of VA)...... can you bring your mother by for a visit?!!!!
To anyone stopping may just find something you can't live without! Michael and his wife Maggie just moved from Lanexa to Denbigh.
Come on TYPHOONS..... come see me!! April 15th - 8 to 2!
I would love to see you!
Hugs to all, Brownie

   Could it get any better than this?!?  A combined yard sale/mini-reunion!!!

   "Oh, to be in (Virginia), now that spring is here......"

   Have fun, Brownie!!!


  From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/03/06 - "RE: Garage Sale 4/15/06":

I have to take Jeff to the Richmond Airport at noon, but then I'll be there.

  I LOVE to hear of y'all getting together!  If I can't be there on the sacred soil of Virginia, at least I can live vicariously......

   Thanks, Dave!  Y'all have a great time!


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/02/06 - "Newmarket Shopping Center":

I had been meaning to send you this for some time, but I misfiled it.

It matches this image, which is already on the NSC page:
However, I did not have that image
with me when I set up the shot, so I
had to do the best I
could from memory:
Late 1950's   Early 2006  
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/15/05
Thanks, Dave!
  WOW - I'd say you did quite well, Captain!!!   

   What a treat!  How I love those the OOSG pages!

   I re-colored the page with prettier shades of blue to harmonize better with your images than did the original aqua and turquoise:

   Thanks so much, David!


  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 04/02/06 - "great job":

 Yes!   Carol....Happy that you Liked
my Little Pics. Spread Happiness Thank you for Being
on the WEB.           ..
   Ohhh, thanks, Al!  These are SUCH FUN!!!

  From Judy Horton Lindstrom ('63) of FL - 04/02/06:


In the (newsletter) on April 1st, there was a name that rang a bell with me.  Is Gail Latta Pearce ('64 - of VA) a sister to Kay Latta? It seems to me that Kay and I were in the same class together. Can you enlighten me please?

Judy Lindstrom

   Well, truthfully, Judy, I don't know.  There were a lotta Lattas (sorry; I couldn't resist).  Kay was definitely a member of the Class of '63.  When your class had its reunion two-and-a-half years ago, Kay Latta Hutchinson was listed among the "Missing Classmates", although her last known address was in California.

   "Gail?  Anyone?  Anyone?"

   Thanks, Judy!


  From Tom Oxner '65) of AR - 04/02/06 - "Warren 'Fuzzy' S. Wood Sr.":

While reading the obituary for Warren "Fuzzy" S. Wood, I remembered that Ronnie Wood (NNHS Class of 65) had an "Uncle Fuzzy" who lived at the corner of Madison Avenue and Highland Court: diagonally from David Hatchett's (NNHS Class of 65) parents. Could this be the same person?

Keep up the great work on the newsletter.

Tom Oxner

   That sounds highly likely to me, but we're all painfully aware of the messes I get myself into by making assumptions.    I forwarded your note to a couple of people to try to find the real answer for you.

   Thanks, Tom!


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/03/06 - "RE: Warren 'Fuzzy' S. Wood Sr.":


I don't know the answer, but I sure know how to find out. A quick check of the 1965 NN Hills Directory will tell us if a Warren S. Wood lived there.  However, I don't know when I can get to it.

Too bad we are not in contact with Ron; I ran with him wayyyy back then.


   Yes, I remembered that, which is one reason why I thought you were most likely to be able to find the answer!  Well, that and your legendary powers, O Wizard of Wonderment!

   Thanks, David!


  From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 04/03/06:

Hi Carol - thank you for the compliment, you sweetheart! 

   I speak but the truth, but you're welcome!

  Joe (Madagan - '57 - of FL), my good friend, Tzina Zwerdling Richman ('58 - of VA), called me yesterday (I am in Naples visiting brother Jackie) - and she told me that she subscribed to the VIRGINIA Magazine.  She said that the magazine had been showing OLD postcards!!  and Guess What?  The Buckroe "Beauties" were in the latest addition.  (I was hiding behind the bushes in the photo.)

   OHHHH, COOL BEANS!!!  I wonder if it's possible to view that online?!?

Thanks again, dear Carol, for making us all smile and delighted in being Together Again. 

lv, ev

   Thank you, Evelyn!



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

  From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 11/15/06 - Reunion CD #8 - Friday, October 21, 2005:

1965 Reunion Committee at Work:  
Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA; George Konstant ('65) of VA; Lou and Sarah Puckett ('65)  Kressaty of VA; and Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA   Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA Is that Barry Brothers (YHS - '65) of VA???  
  The Party Itself:  
Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA and Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA George Konstant ('65) of VA; Sarah Puckett   Kressaty ('65) of VA; and Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA   SEATED: Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) and Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC; BACKGROUND: Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA; Connie McGhee Soles '63) of VA; and ?   Susan and Johnny ('67) Mercer of VA  

Reunion CD #8 - Saturday, October 22, 2005:

The Next Party :  
SEATED: Ernie and Paulette Horne Murphy (both '65) of VA; BACKGROUND: ?; Van Rowell ('65) of NC; Pete Tench ('65) of VA; and Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA Todd Givens ('65) of Northern VA John ('62) and Susanne Stenner ('65) Gabriel of VA  
Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) and Howard Williamson
(HHS - '63) of VA
Joe ('66) and Mary Frances Lieberman of VA Mike Adderholdt (HHS- '68) of VA (I think...) and Tina Crowder Wescott ('65) of VA  

  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06  - "Why I love the south" (A Series of 27 Images):

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


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/30/06  (#28 in a Series):


You may be running out of "Why I Love The South" images, so you can add these which I received from Tom Flax


   And just in the nick of time! 


   Well, uh, whatever works, I suppose.....

   Thanks, David - and Tommy! 


Redneck Bass Boat    

   More goodies await you soon......

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

                          Love to all, Carol





  If I Fell 

 Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 196

(The Beatles)

If I fell in love with you
Would you promise to be true
And help me understand
'Cause I've been in love before
And I found that love was more
Than just holding hands

If I give my heart to you
I must be sure
From the very start
That you would love me more than her

If I trust in you oh please
Don't run and hide
If I love you too oh please
Don't hurt my pride like her
 'Cause I couldn't stand the pain
And I would be sad if our new love was in vain

So I hope you see that I
Would love to love you
And that she will cry
When she learns we are two
'Cause I couldn't stand the pain
And I would be sad if our new love was in vain

So I hope you see that I
Would love to love you
And that she will cry
When she learns we are two
If I fell in love with you

"If I Fell" midi courtesy of - 04/03/06
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"If I Fell" 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 - 04/02/06

Image of Couple Falling in Love courtesy of - 04/03/06

 Gold Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/03/06

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks so much, Al!

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