- NNHS Newsletter -
Dreaming of You
“Dreams can disappear - poof, just like that. Where do those
dreams go? Are they floating out there
with no place to land - songs not sung, dances not danced, all those dreams that will never come true?”
- Marjorie Klein, Test Pattern, 2000, p. 204
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Nothing like sad ol' love songs.....
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJMQjukSJFM - Dreaming of You - Selena, 1995
|"Dreaming of You" is the name of a
love song written by
Franne Golde and
Snow. It was Selena's biggest single, peaking at #21 on the
Billboard Hot 100. The song was released at the end of the first
quarter of 1995, after Selena's murder. It appeared on
the album of the same name, which was released posthumously.
Robert Johnson of Planet Music, a record chain in Houston, told New York Times that people in Houston were buying copies of the album Dreaming of You because of the single "Dreaming of You". 15 years after her death, Teresa Jusino of Popmatters wrote: "Even the most sheltered English-speaking music fan might not know Selena's name, but if you mention her hit singles, "Dreaming of You", or "I Could Fall in Love," they'll likely respond with 'I remember that song!', or 'I love that one!'."
Peter Watrous of The New York Times wrote: "It's not that she didn't sing well in English; she spoke English substantially better than she did Spanish. It's that the English song writers didn't step up to the bar with their best material. The music is faceless commerce. That she sings it so well on the album suggests that she had a good chance of success, working lush ballads in an anonymous pop style that Disney has mastered..."
REMINDER #1 - SPECIAL REQUEST:
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 04/09/13, 8:47 AM - "Special request concerning Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA)":
Because of your Typhoon newsletter, that has previously alerted all of your readers to Jamey's medical and fiscal needs in the past, Polly Norris Davis - '65) and I have been helping Jamey and getting to know her more personally and seeing just how great her needs are. Thank you for making us aware.
It is now my request to ask for financial assistance from our classmates and your readers as we try to provide Jamey with improvements for her driveway so that she can maneuver her motorized wheelchair outdoors without getting stuck in the ground or thrown from her chair. Jamey wishes to fill in the center of the driveway and because of her home being located in Hilton, she must use brick to accomplish the project or it will not be approved.
I have measured the area and priced the brick paving stone. She will need 288 sq. feet of the brick and that will cost $655.44 retail at Lowe's. She will also need 3 yards of crushed stone and 1 yard of sand which I have not priced yet. I am seeking to have the Peninsula Baptist Summer Youth Work Camp take this on as a mission project in July. This could hold down the cost for labor if the city and the community will allow them to do the work. If not, we will need to purchase the labor from a contractor.
I have permission to set up an account at my church, Parkview Baptist Church, to receive any contributions and also to afford us sales tax exempt status when purchasing the materials from this account. An additional 5% discount will be afforded by using the church credit card when making the purchase. You may also deduct the contribution that you make on your income tax returns.
I am seeking contributions now to make this mission a reality. This is a real need. Jamey's quality of life would be enhanced by this improvement to her home and yard. She is an amputee and is completely dependent on her wheelchair for mobility.
Anyone wishing to contribute to this project is asked to make a check out to Parkview Baptist Church and mail it to Malcolm and Polly Davis at 118 Cindy Circle, Newport News, Va. 23602. I will turn the checks over to the church and keep everyone informed, through your news letter, of the running balance of the contributions received and their ultimate disposition. The names of those who contribute will be kept private and I am hoping that enough individuals will be willing to contribute at least $10.00 so we can raise enough to complete the job even if we have to hire a contractor to install the bricks. Please note on the check that this is for the "Jamey Bacon Mission Project."
Here are some pictures of the driveway in its present condition.
|Friday, March 22, 2013|
Thank you all for considering this request for assistance. Your participation will be a blessing for Jamey and she is grateful for your concern always.
Sincerely, Malcolm and Polly Davis
NNHS Class of 1965
Thank you so very much, Sweetie-Pies!
C'mon, Typhoon Nation - y'all know what to do!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/20/13, 4:46 PM - " Dave Arnold's ('65) (12 Aug 1947 - 21 July 2012) Final Resting Place":
Please post this in an upcoming newsletter.
Arnold’s Ashes to be Distributed by Civil War Cannon at Fort
Shenandoah on April 13th
My good friend, Dave Arnold (NNHS ’65), died tragically on 21 July 2012, as a result of an automobile accident. In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated.
It was also his wish that his ashes be distributed in the Shenandoah Valley. Dave loved "the Valley" (as he called it) of Virginia. He grew up in the Tidewater area, but his heart remained in the Valley area of Virginia. It is only fitting that his ashes should find their final home there.
It is also only fitting that his ashes should be distributed by being fired from his very own cannon, which he was having fabricated, so that he could more fully participate with the 1st Virginia, his skirmish group, which is a part of the North-South Skirmish Association.
His final wish will now be fulfilled, thanks to the efforts of his fellow Civil War skirmishers.
On April 13 at 12:00 noon, this ceremony will take place at Ft. Shenandoah at the primary range where the skirmish events are held. Attendees will enter and pass the range keeper's house, and there are signs to the main range.
All are welcome to attend. Dave would have been thrilled to have you watch his cannon being fired on the skirmish field. I can think of no greater way in which to honor his memory.
Fort Shenandoah is owned and operated by the North-South Skirmish Association and is located near Winchester VA.
You can learn more at their web site: http://www.n-ssa.org/
Directions are here: http://www.n-ssa.org/NATIONAL/maps.html
For GPS users, the street address is “480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester VA, 22603”.
Oh, WOW! I had no idea! We wish we could make it ourselves, but I think the chances of that are infinitesimally small.....
From the Cutest Boy in the Class of 1965, HP Lucas of VA - 04/10/13, 9:04 AM - " DALE LUCADO (Class of 1968) GOLF TOURNAMENT":
Please include the Dale Lucado golf information below in next news letter.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND Skip Wood ('65) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;
12 - Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND Richard Rawls ('71) of VA;
13 - Gil Hughes ('64);
14 - Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;
15 - George Helliesen ('61) of MI AND Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63) of VA;
17 - David Jones ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Wednesday, April 10, 1963 - 129 American sailors died when the submarine USS Thresher sank at sea.|
From the Most Athletic Boy in the Class of 1954, Mickey Marcella of VA - 04/09/13 - "Sad News":
Bill Columbia, Class of l953, passed away near South Bend, Indiana
on March 22. Just for your information.
Oh, NO! I'm so sorry to hear this, Mickey! Thanks for letting us know! I tried in vain to find an obituary for him...
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 04/09/13 - "Cousins":
ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Cheryl - we try to celebrate this Special Day at least six times a year!
You'll be here in Fayetteville at 4:00 PM today?!? (The possibility of any work being accomplished during the next few days is extremely unlikely...)
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 02/25/13 - "How to Relate to Others":
Intelligence: 6 Steps to Relationship Success
By Eugene Yiga
"I feel that there
is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." - Vincent van Gogh
From Ruth Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/08/13 - "Pets make you smile, ya gotta love em' (#2 of 36)":
To make you smile.....
Happy Pet Day!!!
AWW! Thanks, Ruthie!
BONUS DREAMING CROCHET PATTERNS:
I Dream of Crochet Blog -
Although, technically, this looks more like
cross-stitching and sewing to me, but.....
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/field-dreams and http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/SN0131.pdf - Marianne Forrestal's Field of Dreams Afghan
BONUS DREAMING IN ITALIAN RECIPES:
A man asked his wife what she'd like for her birthday.
"I'd love to be eight again." she replied.
On the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her off to the local theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park: the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, every thing there was. Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. Right away, they journeyed to a McDonald's where her loving husband ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a refreshing chocolate shake. Then it was off to the movies: the latest Star Wars epic, a hot dog, popcorn, all the Coke she could drink, and her favorite M&M's. What a fabulous adventure! Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.
He leaned over his precious wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, "Well, Dear, what was it like being eight again?"
Her eyes slowly opened
and her expression suddenly changed. "I meant my dress size!!!!!!!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942
meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month
for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club,
1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few
years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and
atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for
2. Thursday, May 2, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
3. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Joyce Williams Nettles, email@example.com, or Susie Overton Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/05/13
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
(16 April 1971 – 31 Mar 1995), 14 Aug 1995
"Dreaming of You" midi courtesy of http://pop.mididb.com/selena/ - 10/02/04
"Dreaming of You" lyrics courtesy of http://www.romantic-lyrics.com/ld7.shtml - 04/10/07
"Dreaming of You" Image courtesy of http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2502098430047123626gICQSg - 04/10/07
Test Pattern ordering information available
at http://booksandbooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp;jsessionid=bact6qxLCMBvofnHicE_q?s=localinterest&page=287084 - 04/09/07
String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/19/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 05/15/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber
('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)