04/14/05 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I apologize for not getting this edition published yesterday; I was distracted by a number of items, and simply didn't finish it.
Happy Belated Birthday yesterday to Gil Hughes ('64) and Happy Birthday today to Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA!
Our first letter
today actually arrived within seconds of my releasing
the last Newsletter,
but as I was pressed for time
and wanted to do it justice, I saved it for today.
From Jim Cobb ('66) of VA - 04/12/05:
This will be my first input to your great
site and I want to add my sincere appreciation
for your work. Now the reason
for my input. I lived on Hampton Avenue (East End) in 1963 and 1964 and remember attending bon fire pep rallies
at Stuart Gardens and walking to football games down 25th Street (needless to say you would not do that today).
But I digress. I frequently see Magruder Elementary mentioned in various recollections. I was a lifeguard at City
Pool and took senior lifesaving with Linda Garth ('66) and Polly Norris ('65) among others. I also recall playing
basketball in the gym with David Blount ('66), Chris Manry ('66) and others. Does anyone remember a
gentleman named Ernie Shaffer who managed the City Recreation Center during those years? Needless to say
I spent many enjoyable hours there before my parents moved us to 79th Street in Newmarket in 1965. Thanks
for letting me "rave on".
Jim Cobb Class of 66
remember the late Ernie Shaffer ('35) with great fondness. His name
has appeared here more than once.
Brownie (Shaffer Haracivet - '62 - of the Virgin Islands) remembers him the best, of course, 'cause he's her dad.
For one of the most entertaining stories, see Joe Madagan's ('57 - of FL) memory of "The Bankwalkers" here:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/rec.html (Thanks again, Adonis!)
Rave away anytime; that's why we're all here!
From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 04/12/05:
|1964 - New York World's Fair|
|FRONT ROW: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Wayne Faircloth ('70); 7, Mike Leonard ('68); 9, 10, 11, Mike Mitchum; 13, Ernie Jones ('68); 15,16; BACK ROW: 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Mr. Harry Shoff; 10,11, Chuck Ragland ('67); Gene Dismuke ('65); 14,15,16,17,18, and "Mr. Tom" (Olaisen)|
WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Mike!
I'm fairly certain that I
recognize a couple of people here. I can almost recognize #6 on the back
row. I can almost remember
his name. If I close my eyes for a moment, I'll have it. Of course, if I close my eyes for a moment, I'll be asleep, so perhaps I'd
better try that later....
Meanwhile, the rest of y'all can help us identify the rest of these cute little boys.
By the way, looky what I chanced upon in the 1957 Anchor (more on that story later!)
|1957 Anchor, p. 113|
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 04/12/05:
Thanks, Gloria! To recap this:
From Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL - 04/10/05:
Wow -- there is so much to your newsletter I
can't find the time to read all of the good stuff. You do a great
job. I noticed the name of Elliot Finkle, '58, mentioned as having purchased the CD set. I'd love to make
contact with him. Can you help me? Also, can you put a blurb in your newsletter somewhere about June 18,
2005, 8PM-Midnight, the date of the 19th Annual "Almost World Famous" Sertoma Sock Hop in Lakeland,
FL, for anybody around this part of the country that wants to come listen and dance to the fabulous 45's
from the 50's and 60's and help in our fundraiser for the Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, and where
I am the DJ and leader of our "famous" lip-synch group, The Weakspots. Our ladies group, The Put-Outs, will also
be entertaining. It's a fun evening, my DJ station is in NNHS gold and blue colors, and I always wear my old NNHS
letter sweater which I proudly acknowledge never having had cleaned in all these years!! It would be fun if some
NNHS grads (could be there with us).
Hmmm - I wonder if Elliot ever found his autographed photo posted here online?
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/band/Elliot-Finkle-58.jpg- I've always loved that picture - such a wistful look in his eyes!
I thought that
Raoul's remarks naturally called for an image of him in his letter sweater, so I pulled
out Eleanor's '57 Anchor to find
one. That was a great yearbook, by the way, but I've just read it through for the 16th time today without finding such an image. Nada.
Hey - maybe the '56 Anchor? Nope - Slade Dunn ('56), Jimmy Morgan ('56), no Raoul. Well, back to what I did find in the '57.
I found the
images of the 1957 Track teams (which I've never posted), whereon Raoul earned
said letter. I found Jimmy Van Noy
('58) in a baseball pose (ditto).
I found Steve
Veasey ('60) and Betty Jean Spencer ('60) at Jamestown. I
found Kenny Roberts ('58) and Kay Knight ('59)
in a bank. I found Evelyn Fryer ('58) in a typing class. I I found Allen Foster ('58) in a bookkeeping class with Linda Anspach
('58) and Faye Hinnant ('58). I found Russ Stephenson ('57) in Mr. Levy's algebra class with Bill Gwynn ('57 ) and Millard
Thomas ('57 ). I found Ned Midkiff ('59) wearing a letter sweater in a drama class with Charlotte Jones ('57), Gloria Tart ('59),
Jon Pearl ('57), and Lynne McKinsey ('59). I found my sister, Eleanor Buckley ('59) in chorus class with five other girls, including
Christine Ingram ('59), Eleanor Fowler ('59), someone else I haven't yet identified, Barbara Wolf ('59) and Faye Thomas (?). I
found Hunter Todd ('57) with Jane Hoffman ('57), John Southworth ('57) and James Cates ('58) in radio-speech class. I found
a very funny inscription written by Aretie Gallins ('59) to my sister, Eleanor Buckley ('59), alluding to Eleanor's habit of taking five
showers a day (Poor baby! She's probably down to only two a day now!). I found a very interesting shot of Raoul "helping Norma
Wilson ('57) soothe her aching feet from a hard day". And I found a picture of the Key Club with both Elliot and Raoul and quite a
few other familiar names and faces.. But sill no Raoul in a letter sweater. Sigh. How flusterstrating (I like that word!) - but what a fun
|"The Cinder Trail"||"The Relay Team, Richard Coltrane, Raoul Weinstein, Kim Whiteside, and Harvey Weinstein, preparing to take their starting positions."||The Cross Country Team||"Big Jimmy VanNoy, NNHS first sacker stretches for hard hit ground ball."||
"Steve Veazey and
Betty Jean Spencer pause
in front of one
of the homes in the Jamestown Fort."
|1957 Anchor, p. 134||1957 Anchor, p. 136||1957 Anchor, p. 136||1957 Anchor, p. 138||1957 Anchor, p. 78|
and Kay Knight feel that they
have done well
in opening savings accounts at the Bank
of Hampton Roads."
to make her forty-words-a-minute-time-write in a ten-minute period on new material in her typing class.
Allen Foster, and Faye Hinnant use an adding machine to determine the total
of a column
of figures for bookkeepoing class."
Bill Gwynn, and Millard Thomas study the slide rule in connection
with learning about logarithms in Mr. Levy's algebra class."
of the drama class watch, Charlotte Jones directs Gloria Tart, Jon Pearl, Lynne McKinsey, and
Ned Midkiff in a play."
|1957 Anchor, p. 159||1957 Anchor, p. 82||1957 Anchor, p. 83||1957 Anchor, p. 84||1957 Anchor, p. 86|
say Barbara Wolf and Faye Thomas, preparing for a rehearsal of Handel's
in their chorus class."
Hoffman and Jim Todd prepare
to rehearse their script for a 'Typhoon Time' show as John Southworth and James Cates record their voices in radio-speech class."
|From Aretie Gallins ('59) to Eleanor Buckley ('59)||"Raoul Weinstein helps Norma Wilson soothe her aching feet from a hard day".||The Key Club - 1957|
|1957 Anchor, p. 87||1957 Anchor, p. 87||1957 Anchor, p. 90||1957 Anchor, p. 54||1957 Anchor, p. 107|
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/12/05:
..... Tell Raoul (Weinstein - '57 - of FL) hello from one of his math students at Christopher Newport in the Fall of 1964.
Aye-Aye, Captain! Thanks!
(David attended CNC - now CNU - before enrolling at the Naval Academy.)
I couldn't resist sharing these images from the 1965 Trident ("They had it on eBay."):
|1965 Trident, p. 18||1965 Trident, p. 5|
|Raoul Louis Weinstein||'Christopher Newport Hall 1964"|
Wait a minute. I never had any college instructors that looked like that! WOWZERS!
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/12/05:
Could you please provide an e-mail address for Fred Mays ('60 - of VA)? I want to get him lined up for October. Thanks.
- I'd be delighted! Because (YA-HOO!!!) that means Fred and
some of his magnificent collection of NNHS
memorabilia will be at our Reunion in the fall! What a TREAT!!!
From Tom Wiatt (Ferguson HS - '70) - 04/13/05:
You might be interested in these old pictures
of the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park
for the Old Stomping Ground web sight. I took these pics days before they tore it down - 1991, I think.
"Might be interested"?!? The last time I went back to Buckroe in
October of 2003, and I walked around looking
at what had been my Favorite Place on Earth, I wondered aloud for the 400th time, "If they had to close it, why couldn't they
have just left it? Why did they have to tear it down?!?"
have prepared me for the brutal reality of these images. There's a lump in
my throat and my eyes are clouding -
no, that's not true. There are tears streaming down my face even as I type these words.
Thanks so much for sharing these with us! And I certainly added them to the Buckroe Amusement Park Page:
From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('53) of VA - 04/13/05:
Kathy! Miles continues to improve, and is amazed at how close he came.
And his nurses are amazed at how
good he looks and how rapidly he is progressing under the circumstances.
Yes, by all
means, please support the breast cancer research by paying a little extra for
the stamps you're going to need
to buy anyway. Breast cancer has taken so many of our nearest and dearest from us.
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 04/14/05:
Thanks so much,
I spoke to Eleanor again this morning just before she left for the hospital, and
how grateful they are for the continued prayers. Miles is definitely a Miracle Man, which is how they refer to him at the hospital.
From Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) - 04/13/05:
I'm class of 72 from Ferguson HS, but
I am really impressed with your site. There's so much great nostalgia here
for anyone from Newport News. I discovered it some time back when searching for photos of WGH. Thank you
for keeping it going! I especially like "Our Old Stomping Grounds". One thing I missed in it was a listing
of Skateland of Jefferson Avenue and Briarfield Road. Who didn't attend a birthday party or sock hop there?
(Not a complaint, mind you. Just a heads-up).
YOWZERS! What were we thinking?!? Thanks, Steve - it'll be coming soon!
By the way, I enjoyed your web site - especially that '65 Mustang convertible!:
From Craig Miller ('63) of FL - 04/13/05:
I personally well remember Chuck's mesmerizing skills on that trumpet! I never
missed those concerts,
even before I came to NNHS.
I added your
comments to the 1960 Typhoon Band page. I discovered I had never added
return links to the bottoms
of any of the Band pages, so I took care of that, too.
From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 04/13/05:
I could say my efforts on the distribution of the DVD videos we filmed during
the 40th reunion of the great Typhoon family Class of 1964 last October, 2004
were just as good, but alas, I have sent out about 32 copies of this
It is not too late to order them. They are ONLY $15.00 each and you can send your requests directly to Tom Flax, 2413 Adair Court, Va. Beach, Va 23456. I will send them directly back to you.
Tom Flax (NNHS64)
I am totally aghast, Tommy! I thought surely more people would have jumped
at the chance to own that
marvelous DVD! There is something in there for everyone of every class, as the entire Typhoon spirit so permeates the whole
production. There are friends and teachers to be seen and heard. There is the incredible moment during the recognition of the
1964 Basketball Championship team that left not a dry eye in the house. If there are parts which do not interest you ( for instance,
if you feel my constant notices to you are about all of me you can take, and you'd rather skip my presentation) you can fast forward
through that portion. That's the beauty of modern technology. But surely, do not deprive yourselves the wonder of this incredible
But I am
personally delighted with my copy. I find "visiting" with old friends to be very
enjoyable. That DVD is one of my prized
In fact, I'm going to order another copy as a gift. Look for my check in your Monday mailbox. Thanks for the nudge, Tom!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 04/14/05:
Well, okay, perhaps if you put it that way. Thanks for the analysis, Dave.
Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
- words and music by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
(The Shirelles, 1961)
Tonight you're mine completely
You give your love so sweetly
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes
But will you love me tomorrow?
Is this a lasting treasure
Or just a moment's pleasure?
Can I believe the magic of your sighs?
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Tonight with words unspoken
You say that I'm the only one
But will my heart be broken
When the night meets the morning sun?
I'd like to know that your love
Is love I can be sure of
So tell me now, and I won't ask again
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Still Love Me Tomorrow?"
midi and lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
"Morning Jogger" Image courtesy of http://photo1.dukenews.duke.edu/pages/Divinity/Reynolds%20Leadership/ - 04/11/05
"Morning" Image courtesy of http://greta.cs.ioc.ee/~sergei/Pictures/96-97/ - 04/11/05
Rising Sun Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars9.html - 04/07/05
Excerpt from Weird Al Yankovic's "EBay" courtesy of http://lyrics.rare-lyrics.com/W/Weird-Al-Yankovic/EBay.html - 04/14/05
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