04/05/07 - NNHS Newsletter
"Willow, in thy breezy moan,
- Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans, "Willow Song"
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme is brought to you by my Magic Shower. Last night at 6:00 PM as I stepped into my shower, a very sultry voice began alternately singing and humming this song to me. I thought it sounded like Julie London rather than Ella Fitzgerald, but when I Googled the lyrics, I saw that this was yet another song by Frank Sinatra. It must have been a ventriloquist's trick.....
Tomorrow we'll have another Twofer!
06 - Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA -
06 - Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69) of ? -1951
Happy Birthday, Gentlemen!
|Hit #59,000 was made on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 4:11 PM by a DSL user in Houston, TX using swbell.net who somehow stumbled upon the old site at http://www.geocities.com/NNHS65/?20074.|
From Gwen Howard Holland (Warwick HS - '61) of VA to Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 03/18/07:
MAJOR NEWS: THE BLOOD CLOT IN MY BRAIN HAS TOTALLY DISSOLVED.
NOW IT IS TIME TO GET STARTED ON MY THERAPY. THANKS FOR ALL THE PRAYERS.
P.S. PLEASE LET OTHERS KNOW
From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA to Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 04/02/07 - "UPDATE ON GWEN HOWARD HOLLAND (UNCLASSIFIED)":
I thought I had sent this out about Gwen but found it in my emails to read. So if I did send out, just remember I'm getting OLD!
Take care and no other news. Just know thoughts and prayers do WORK!
For the NNHS friends: Gwen is married to Johnny Holland
HALLELUJAH!!! Thanks so much, Elaine and Karrin - and continued best wishes, Gwen!
From Rosalee Wilks Jecmenek ('65) of TX - 04/02/07, 10:26 PM - " Janice McCain Rose in hospital":
Hi there....I received a phone call from Janice McCain Rose ('65 - of VA) just a moment ago.. she is in the hospital, and stable.. but had a FRIGHTENING occurrence....they say she is lucky to be alive....she has two big clots, one in each lung!!! She said this experience really made her KNOW that we must all tell people we love them whenever we can...so please keep her in your prayers...and hopefully she will be out of the hospital and back with her family VERY SOON!!
Lots of love, Rosalee
OH, Rosalee, I didn't discover your note until about
an hour after I had released
that last Newsletter. When I did, I forwarded it to representatives from
the classes of 1962 - 1966, and asked them to share it with all their
classmates. I would not have been able to send another large mailing from Yahoo
until the next day, and this addie (NNHS65@nc.rr.com)
has been all but useless since my Big Crash of 2005.
From John London(Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 04/05/07 - "Prayer request.":
Perhaps you could find a place for this prayer request in an upcoming news-letter - thanks!
My brother, Roger, who resides in , was just diagnosed with liver cancer. He is told that the tumor is inoperable. He has had Hep-C for many years and consequently has scaring (cirrhosis) as well as the tumor. Those things, of course, work against him as a candidate for a transplant.
However, our family believes that positive things can and often do happen, and we believe in the power of prayer.
Thanks so much - John London (WHS-57)!
Oh, John, I am so very sorry to learn this! I had no sooner read your note and uttered a prayer on his behalf than the sweet sounds of birds singing just outside my window arose in a veritable symphony. I do not usually hear them there, and I do not hear them now. I pass that on to you because I like such positive affirmations - some may call them signs. You may interpret it as you will - as I myself will.
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/02/07 - "Sometimes you need a good woman...":
Sometimes you need a good woman!!!!
OHHH, Sweetie, that is just so wrong on so many levels!
From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 04/02/07 - "It's only me!":
OHHH, Lady, you're so baaaad! And that is just soooo funny!!!
|A senior moment|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/02/07 - "Tuesday send -- comes with a new pet warning":
OH, GOODY!!! I LOVE bloopers - and these are hysterical!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/03/07 - "Viva Mexico??":
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 04/03/07:
My, how much things have changed….in the wrong direction.
It always strikes me as odd how all these protestors have to come to the U.S.A. in order to tell how great the country they left is!
Seems simple enough to me; if here is so bad and there is so good….GO BACK
You will not see this heart-stopping photo on the front page of the NY Times or on the lead story of the major news networks. The protestors put up the Mexican flag over the American flag flying upside down at Montebello High School in California.
|Monday, March 27, 2006 - Montebello High School, CA|
|Protest prompted and implemented by students from neighboring schools, not Montebello|
I predict this stunt will be the nail in the coffin of any
guest-worker/amnesty plan on the table in
The image of the American flag subsumed to another
and turned upside down on American soil
is already spreading on Internet forums and via e-mail.
Pass this along to every American citizen in your address books and to every representative in the state and federal government. If you choose to remain uninvolved, do not be amazed when you no longer have a nation to call your own nor anything you have worked for left since it will be "redistributed" to the activists while you are so peacefully staying out of the "fray". Check history, it is full of nations/empires that disappeared when its citizens no longer held their core beliefs and values. One person CAN make a difference. One plus one plus one plus one plus one plus one.........
The battle for our secure borders and immigration laws that actually mean something, however, hasn't even begun.
If this ticks YOU off...PASS IT ON!
After last Thanksgiving's debacle on basically the same subject, I myself had resolved simply to drop all stories concerning this issue, but this one was simply too outrageous to ignore.
And even though a picture - or four - is worth a thousand words, I ran it through snopes.com, and it is True!
Read the rest of the story here:
Thank you, Gentlemen!
From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 04/03/07 - "Re: 04/02/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Passover Wishes":
Thank U. ev
Thank you, Sweet Lady! I'm glad you liked them!
From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 04/03/07 - "Class of 60":
Thanks, Karen! I did (with some effort) manage to talk myself into actually deleting something on the site, and painful as that was for me, the joy of knowing that you'd located those gals somehow compensated for it. GIGGLES!!!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/03/07 - "10 things you never knew about the brain":
Believe them or not, these are quite fascinating, to say the least. Thanks, Lady!
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 04/03/07:
Take care and safe motoring to everyone.
Ahhh, Jay Darlin'! As soon as I read that article from Stacy, I thought of you! Thanks for the confirmation!
(For those who may have missed it, I'm reprinting it here in full.)
From Stacy Dorn ('64) of VA - 04/02/07 - "~ Important !! Information ~ driving in the rain":
along with the airbag warning. We tell our teenagers to set the cruise
control and drive a safe speed - but we don't tell them to use the cruise
control only when the pavement is dry.
The only person the accident victim found who knew this (besides the patrolman), was a man who had had a similar accident, totaled his car and sustained severe injuries.
If you send this to 15 people and only one of them doesn't know about this, then it was all worth it. You might have saved a life.
YOWZERONI!!! Thanks so much, Stacy!
Just to be certain, I ran this through snopes.com, and it is True.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/03/07 - "A must know for women!":
Okay, Ladies, the first one of y'all to become proficient in this technique, be sure to let the rest of us know!
Thanks again, Shari!
From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA) - 04/03/07 - "April Fool's Jokes":
WOWZERONI, Bill!!! I think I've only met about ten people in my entire life who agree with me on that subject, and I can't really recall who those other nine are! Thanks so much, Sweetie!
From Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ - 04/04/07 - "Cookies & Sweet Memories":
Hi: I have lived in Phoenix for many years
(two score and a bunch as ole Abe Lincoln would say). I truly enjoy the
reminiscing from the gang speaking of old eating establishments in the
Tidewater area. Too bad about Shoney's;
those burgers were great. So, my two favorite childhood haunts were
High's Ice Cream and an oatmeal cookie from
Crum's Bakery. Since ice cream cannot be mailed to Phoenix (ha) is Crum's
Bakery still in existence? Those midnight cravings for tastes of yesteryears
won't go away. As a young teen I fell asleep many a nite with a cookie crumbs
on my lips and the great sounds of WGH
transistoring in my ear.
Keep up the good work, meanwhile in the absence of Crum's cookies I will go fill up on Peeps rabbits. Only the yellow ones and always bite the ears off first. Peeps and Circus Peanuts should always be eaten when soft. Maybe that's an excuse to eat more.
I'm sorry to say that Crum's Bakery is no more. I think Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA told me at the 55th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 (10/19/02) that they had only recently closed up shop, but after nearly five years, it's entirely possible that I sucked that whole story out of my big toe.
Be that as it may, I added your comments to the Crum's page:
Thanks, Marcus - and enjoy your Peeps and Circus Peanuts! (I'm quite fond of both of those myself!)
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 04/04/07 - "Remember?":
Ohhh, I remember that! I remember ALL of that! Thanks, Sweetie - it was fun!
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 04/05/07 - "FOR ALL OF YOU WHO MAY BE HAVING A BAD DAY...":
I hope this finds you well and happy.. Simply could not resist sending this along as a reminder to us all that we each have something to be thankful for every day.
Happy Easter to everyone.
FOR ALL WHO MAY BE HAVING A BAD DAY...
OHHH, Sweetie-Pie, that is soooo horrible - but it really made my day!
Thanks, Joe Darlin'!
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!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL NNHS CLASSES
2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21 - 23, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965
6. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party - OPEN TO ALL
7. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
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 3:00 PM
at the Beach home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
Karen Weinstein Witte
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 04/02/07:
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.
Wanda - 757-867-9070;
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
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/28/07:
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
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
Baby Food (a Far Side idea?)
Baby Food in Reverse seen from the opposite side of the drawing
You can still see the blocks of concrete.
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
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Willow Weep for Me
Willow weep for me
Willow weep for me
Bend your branches green along the stream that runs to sea
Listen to my plea
Hear me willow and weep for me
Gone my lovers dream
Lovely summer dream
Gone and left me here to weep my tears into the stream
Sad as I can be
Hear me willow and weep for me
Whisper to the wind and say that love has sinned
Left my heart a-breaking, and making a moan
Murmur to the night to hide its starry light
So none will see me sighing and crying all alone
Weeping willow tree
Weep in sympathy
Bend your branches down along the ground and cover me
When the shadows fall, hear me willow and weep for me
Oh, Weeping willow tree
Weep in sympathy
Bend your branches down along the ground and cover me
When the shadows fall, hear me willow and weep for me
* John Robert Brown.
"We're in an energetic cocktail-hour press reception in Manhattan during the JVC Jazz Festival. Providing background music an excellent but unannounced jazz trio plays Willow Weep for Me.
"'Did you hear the rumour about that tune?' Dan Morgenstern asks me. Had I heard ten rumours about the song there would only be one wise answer. 'No?'
"Dan is a rich fund of knowledge about jazz and about Manhattan. Odds-on he's
going to tell me something new.
'Ann Ronnell, the composer, was seeing George Gershwin regularly when she wrote Willow Weep for Me,' says Dan. 'The story is that George actually wrote it, and made her a present of the copyright.'
"Who knows? With all that motivic repetition, the melody contains enough Gershwin thumb prints to give credence to the anecdote."
"Willow Weep for Me" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Bistro/8270/ - 04/04/07
"Willow Weep for Me" lyrics courtesy of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Willow-Weep-For-Me-lyrics-Frank-Sinatra/AAB479CB6EA36D564825692000067861 - 04/04/07
* History of "Willow Weep for Me" courtesy of http://www.john-robert-brown.com/dan-morgenstern.htm - 04/05/07
Image of Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica) courtesy of http://www.arborday.org/Trees/TreeGuide/TreeDetail.cfm?ID=30 - 04/05/07
Animated Tree clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/29909/Tree_shakes/ - 04/05/07
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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