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04/13/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Thomas Jefferso
n's 263rd Birthday

"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life,
and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine."

- Thomas Jefferson
(13 Apr 1743 - 4 July 1826)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Well, Sweetie-Pies, I sincerely hope your day has been more productive than mine.... GIGGLES!!!  


1.   Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS - 04/12/06 - "Please Add Me":

Hello, I have had the pleasure of having Carol's wonderful computer talent emailed to me by a friend for several months now.  I would love to be added to the list to receive the newsletters and also to have my email address listed - they bring big smiles and "giggles".  I graduated in the Class of '64 and my maiden name was Brenda Davis.  I live in the Land of Oz - Kansas.
Thank you    Carol ('65 - of NC),    Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA), and all that contribute to the newsletters - what a wonderful treasure!!
God bless!
Brenda Davis English

   Well hello, Brenda in Oz!  We're so glad to have you!  Kansas is one of the few places on earth I've actually seen several times.

   I've added you everywhere but the birthday page:

   I would have added you here too, but I'm only a psycho, not a psychic:



   Happy Birthday today to    Gil Hughes ('64)!  Many happy returns of the day, Gil!

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/03/06 - "Athletics Hall of Fame, Charles R. Woollum":

Hi, Carol:
Please considering adding this link to the Faculty and Basketball pages to update data regarding Coach Charles Woollum. I will send you another link from the College of William and Mary website to further update his profile.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/03/06 - "The Flat Hat - Sports":

Hi, Carol:
As promised in my earlier message today, here is the link from the College of William and Mary website regarding the retirement of Coach Charles Woollum. It provides a nice tribute to the former TYPHOON Basketball Coach.
My interest in your outstanding website and desiring to keep track of the former Faculty members motivates me to share these recent links, and I hope it will stimulate some of your subscribers to the Newsletter to furnish photos and stories of the TYPHOON Basketball teams during the tenure of Coach Woollum.
Coach Woollum who resides in Williamsburg, VA and is enjoying golf in his retirement, and tees off with several former TYPHOON Basketball alumni.
My son Michael Madagan met Coach Woollum at the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four this weekend in Indianapolis, and enjoyed an update on the career of this famous Basketball Coach and moreover the growth taking place on the Virginia Peninsula and more particularly the expansion of the campus of Christopher Newport University.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Okay, Joe, I finally did this in my sleep last night.  I hope it's correct and complete :


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/12/06:

Hi, Carol:
 Please thank    Bill Campbell ('54) of VA for clarifying the mystery or mix-up regarding   Donald Harvey ('53) of VA in the Passover Wishes Newsletter today. Donald was an outstanding athlete and leader.

   Yes, indeed - thanks again, Bill!

You seemed to have skipped right over my closing question, so I will repeat it since after all you are The Conduit! Where is Dimples now???

   AHHH, Dimples Dinwiddie!  That was one of those - "OOOPS - Another interruption!" moments.  Yesterday's Newsletter was replete with them.  I repaired a few of them this morning.....

   I had spent an hour searching for at least one old image of Dimples, which I know exists.  Her given name was quite interesting, something like, "Ozora".  And if I could determine her class, it might be easier to find someone who knows of her current whereabouts.

   And this is now driving me totally nutsy.  I know it's right here in one of these Anchors.......

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

  Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA so beautifully expressed how so many of us feel about the loss of Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) . I have attempted several times to write my feelings about the loss of this wonderful young lady. I had the pleasure of assisting the Red Cross Instructor when Kathy took her Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course many years ago. She was so perky and strong, and strong willed!!!
I had the pleasure of teaching her twin brothers to swim at the Municipal Pool and they were fast learners and highly motivated just like Kathy. Her insights and comments which you shared in many of the Newsletters were simply priceless. We sure do miss Kathy.

   Thank you, Joe.  We all miss her so very much.

I know you are very busy with all your family back home. I hesitate to ask, but may I please ask a favor that you post Coach Woollum's updated data links for your subscribers. We are grieving the loss of the Womens Basketball Head Coach who took the United States Military Academy team to the NCAA for the first time. I suppose it puts a sense of urgency into my day to ask this favor of you. It put a sad note for those at the Final Four since she was in attendance with her brother who is also a coach. Sad day for college basketball.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   I'm so sorry to hear that, Joe.  I've not had time to read, look, or listen to any news all week, and I'm now totally immersed in my Dixie Cup.  People keep wanting me to do strange and weird things around here, like cook, wash, clean, start the taxes (no hurry there, right??)............ SHEESH!!!

   But it's finally posted now.  Thanks for the nudge.


  From One of "My" Famous Marines who served in the Pacific Theater during  WWII,
Herbert Hice of MI - 04/03/06 - "Marine Corps Blues":

Dear Carol,

The pictures say it all, Open them up to the largest you can on your monitor, 

Your Friend, Herbie

I call it 'The Night Watch'
Here are two pictures that were awarded first and second place at the picture of the year international  this year.
Very very touching photos.
First Place Second Place
Todd Heisler, The Rocky Mountain News Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News

When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport, Major Steve Beck described the scene as one of the most powerful in the process:
"See the people in the windows? They'll sit right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home," he said. "They're going to remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should."

The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept.

"I think it would be kind of nice if you! kept doing it," she said. "I think that's what he would have wanted."

   Herbie, I deliberately reserved these for today for two reasons.  I thought as Lt. Cathey gave his life in defense of liberty, they were especially appropriate for Jefferson's Birthday, and I thought there was a chance that after ten days I might not cry so hard when I posted them

   That part didn't work........

   Thank you so much, Herbie!  These two images are simply unforgettable, which is as it should be.

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - 61) of VA - 04/12/06 - "Grandkids":

Carol:  Got these pictures last week and thought you might like to post to your web. 

These are    Eva Ellis ('61) and    Joe ('57) Madagan with two of their youngest grandchildren from daughter, Sharon, who lives in Kansas City.  Eva and Joe are still down in FL and said they love it there.

Karrin Williams Frankie (Woodrow Wilson 57  & WHS 61)

Monday, March 27, 2006  
   WOWZERONI!!!  Eva's just as pretty as ever!  And such precious children!  Thank you for sharing these, Karrin!
  And congratulations, Joe and Eva, on your beautiful family!

  From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/12/05:

Hi Carol.
Happy Spring.  Somehow I have lost the correct connection for the music part of the newsletter.  Do you know which music link I should be using?  If my question doesn't make sense,  maybe one of your "experts" could straighten me out.  Although many people have tried to do just that over the  years (LOL) ... I usually just keep muddling through. :) :)
Thank you.

   Oh, dear.  This is most dreadful. Although my MIDI-hating sons would say you have just received an Easter blessing, most of us would disagree with them.  I confess this would leave me screaming as well.  Why do things just suddenly and willfully change?  Why do things simply disappear?  Why do email addies suddenly no longer work?  Why do I now receive an annoying message which reads, "Click to run an ActiveX on this webpage" - and offers me no other choice but "OK" - EVERY SINGLE TIME I CHANGE A PAGE?!?  ARGHHH!!!  I don't even know what "an ActiveX control" is, but I know what an annoyance is!!!!

   In the immortal words words of Pee Wee Herman, "I DON'T KNOW!!!"

   So I hollered in to my sweet adorable resident tech reps, who (just as predicted) replied amidst great gales of giggles, "Shout Hallelujah!"

   Rascals.    When pressed, they said you needed to reinstall QuickTime, available from

   Let's see, now.  Yep, sure enough, there it is:

   Let us know if this works, Joan.  And don't forget to go back and listen to all the great songs you missed!  Thanks, Lady! 


  From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/13/05 - "Joan's Sound":

Well if all else fails when missing the music, check the speakers and see if they are on.  My speakers had been turned off.  By whom, and what for I have NO idea.  Grandchildren ... can't live with them nor live without them. LOL.  Thought you would get a giggle from my stupidity. :) :)

   Oh, my goodness!  That's not stupidity, Lady, that's life!!  I love it!!!  

   Thanks, Joan, you made my whole day!


   From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 04/12/06:


Loved the redneck pet carrier...

My 19 pounder Roux would not fit in a beer box...we would have to have a bigger box for him! 

   Indeed, I should well imagine!  And I wouldn't recommend it be made of paper, either!  GIGGLES!!!

Redneck Pet Carrier      

Loved Matzo Man from
  Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA  ...sent it to one of my Jewish friends! 

Always such fun on your web site! 

   Thanks, Lady!  And we do try to have fun! 


  From Judy Leggette Elliott (56) of VA - 04/12/06:

Hi Miss Carol,

I hope all is well with you and your family, and that you have a great Easter weekend! 

   Thank you, Judy!  And I wish the same for you and yours!

I just want you to know that I have not received a newsletter since April 7, and that I really miss getting them. 

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!!  Now, dat ain't right!!! 
You should also have received these:

   This might be an AOL issue.  Every now and then they upgrade their spam protection efforts, and you'll need to go into your AOL options and tell them that I'm not a spammer.  Otherwise, you could just visit the main page or the Newsletter page of the site on a regular basis, and see when I've last updated that section so you won't miss anything:

Again, many thanks for the wonderful work you have done for the 1956 class -- you are one awesome lady. 

   That was my pleasure, Judy!  Thanks so much to you and the committee!

   OHHH, YIKESARONI!!!   I just remembered that I never finished running those scans on the In Memoriam Page for 1956!

I wish that I could just wake up one morning and be as computer smart as you. 

   Oh, thank you, Pretty Lady, but you might want to aspire a bit higher than that.    There are still huge gaps in my computer knowledge which cause me to make "deer-in-the-headlights" faces at people when they broach several commonly known basic computer functions. 

So happy to see that    James "Slim" Long ('56 - of CO) has joined your "group"; James and I took Driver's Ed together, and laughed our way through it!!!  Take care, and thanks again!   

   Welllll, technically, he's "skulking".  He hasn't actually asked to join us.  But it was good to hear from him!                                         

Lv, Judy Leggette Elliott          

P.S. Maybe something is wrong with my computer.

   Well, maybe, but I doubt it.  GIGGLES!!!



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

  From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 11/15/06 - Reunion CD #10 - Saturday, October 22, 2005:

 Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA; Lynn Walker Brothers ('65 and Barry Brothers (YHS -   '65) of VA  Angie Ray Smith ('64) and Glen Davenport ('63) of VA; _____ _____ and Rusty Miller ('65) of VA Nelson and Faith Strickland ('64) Groom  of VA  
Nelson and Faith Strickland ('64) Groom of VA Sharon Chaffin Tanner ('66) and Bobby Tanner ('65) of VA; BACKGROUND: Charles Shofner of VA Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA; BACKGROUND: Larry ('65) and Debra Moran of VA; Glen Davenport ('63) 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  (#34 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 ('64 - of VA).


     Oh, my goodness!  What a beautiful job of cake decorating!  But I am reminded of one of my mama's favorite soap box themes.  She was not an admirer of certain non-traditional art forms, nor did she wish to become one.  She frequently was heard saying, "If you can paint that well, why would you choose to paint something ugly, rather than something which would grace and beautify the world?!?"  
Redneck Gingerbread House    

   What a kick she'd get from this cake! WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Thanks so much, David - and Tommy! 

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Liberty Song

Words by John Dickison *, 1778
Tune - "Heart of Oak"


Come, join hand in hand, brave Americans all,
And rouse your bold hearts at fair Liberty's call;
No tyrannous acts shall suppress your just claim,
Or stain with dishonor America's name.

In Freedom we're born and in Freedom we'll live.
Our purses are ready. Steady, friends, steady;
Not as slaves, but as Freemen our money we'll give.

Our worthy forefathers, let's give them a cheer,
To climates unknown did courageously steer;
Thro' oceans to deserts for Freedom they came,
And dying, bequeath'd us their freedom and fame.


The tree their own hands had to Liberty rear'd,
They lived to behold growing strong and revered;
With transport they cried, Now our wishes we gain,
For our children shall gather the fruits of our pain.


Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all,
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall;
In so righteous a cause let us hope to succeed,
For heaven approves of each generous deed.


In Freedom we're born and in Freedom we'll live.
Our purses are ready. Steady, friends, steady;
Not as slaves, but as Freemen our money we'll give.

"Liberty Song" midi (sequenced by Lesley Nelson), lyrics, and history courtesy
of - 04/13/06

* John Dickison was one of the leaders of the American Revolution. 
He was also a famous lawyer, prominent in the governments of Delaware and Pennsylvania.

First Painting of Jefferson courtesy of - 04/12/06

Second Painting of Jefferson courtesy of - 04/12/06

 Peach Flowers and Butterflies Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/05/05

(If you think it a strange choice, I'll remind you that Mr. Jefferson was a gardener of great renown. 
Besides, the colors match the page so nicely.  WILD GIGGLES!!!)

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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