05/02/05 -
NNHS Newsletter -
Please, Mr. Postman
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  Even though I still have not finished processing the several images which Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) took for us on his recent
visit to the Peninsula (EEK!), this Newsletter is nevertheless chock full of good news, major announcements, goodies, and a truly
incredible bonus!


   A very Happy Birthday today to Billy Turner ('65) of TX, and tomorrow to Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html


PAGE HITS:

   Hit # 33.500 was made on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 8:47 AM by someone from VA.

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From Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA - 04/29/05:

Carol, love the work you do . Please add me to the birthday list. Chuck Ragland "66"  - 05/20/48
   Thanks, Chuck - gotcha!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html


PROGRESS REPORT:

   Y'all have asked me to keep you posted on Miles Nowitzky's (Granby HS - '50) condition.  He's still in Cardiac ICU.  He was
progressing well, even though his kidneys were not responding, and he was taking dialysis four times a week.  Wednesday was a
very good day.  He walked 30 feet down the hall, and as the infection was clearing from his mouth, he was able to talk much better.

   On Thursday, however, he took a turn for the worse.  His liver began to decline, and on Friday morning, his liver failed.  He was
not doing well at all.  When major organs begin to fail, there is a domino effect, and time grows short. The hospital had physicians
had done all that they could do.  His prognosis was not good, to say the very least.

   I have a story to tell you now, and I can't think of how to relate it without breaking one of my Cardinal Rules, so I'll just have to do
that, and hope for your understanding.

   Many of y'all know that my sister and I have been members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1967.  You
might have known that my #6 son, Elder Dale Harty, is one of those cute little Mormon missionaries, and is serving in Carlsbad,
CA.  Some of you were unaware of that until you read David Whitley's ('67 - of VA) hysterical account of the Blue Lite Club, which
required footnotes, as David too is LDS.  To my knowledge, the late Larry Crickenberger ('58) was the only other Latter-day Saint
on our mailing list.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/blue-light.html

   What you probably did not know is that Miles is our Bishop, and that my husband, Paul, is his First Counselor.  In Protestant terms,
this roughly translates to the Pastor and his Associate Minister.  There is no paid clergy in our church, so that would be in addition
to their regular employment, though Miles is retired.  For the five weeks that Miles has been ill, Paul has been serving as acting
bishop of our congregation (which averages about 140 in attendance).

   In our church, the first Sunday of every month is known as Fast and Testimony Sunday.  The members are asked (though not
required) to come fasting to their regular Sunday worship service, and donate the money they would have spent on the two meals they
forsake for the care of the poor among us.  This process obviously is two-fold, as the time is spent in more intense and fervent prayer. 
On occasion, we are asked by our leaders to last for a specific purpose.  This month, our Stake President (who is over several
congregations in the Fayetteville area) to fast on behalf of Bishop Nowitzky, that his health would be returned.  There were thus,
in addition to the many of y'all who have been praying for him, several hundred more people similarly engaged.

   There was some question as to whether Miles would last until Sunday morning.  

   By Friday evening even before the fast began, he had made a major turn-around, and his numbers began to improve. By Sunday
evening, his improvement was simply astonishing.

   To say that we have witnessed a miracle is not an exaggeration.

   My sister, Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) - who has been up and down as was Miles, bless her heart - has asked me
to convey to you her sincerest thanks for your prayers, and to request their continuance. .They are both very grateful (as am I) for all
those that have been offered in their behalf, and deeply appreciate your care and concern.  We have heard from so many of y'all, and
it means more than we can say.


REUNION NEWS:

From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL -

Hi Carol:
 
I'm organizing the 45th reunion for the NNHS Class of 60!  Would you be willing to put some information
about it on your website? The mailing will go out on May 2nd but I know lots of folks check in with you
on a regular basis.
 
Our reunion will be held at The Warwick Yacht & Country Club, 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News
on Saturday, July 9th, 2005 at 6pm. There will be lots of good food, good music, and of course, good company!
 
For more information, folks can contact me at:
 
Karen Weinstein Witte
18911 Fairwood Ct.
Tampa, FL  33647
813-991-6669
kwitte@tampabay.rr.com 
 
I just recently found out about your website and have visited it several times. It's great!  Keep up the good work!  Thanks so much for your help.
 
Go Typhoons Go!

   WONDERFUL NEWS, Karen!  We are delighted to help you publicize this!  It is posted on the Main page, and I will shortly be
creating a special section on the Reunion Page for your images and updates:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   I have but one burning question: Will this reunion be open to members of other NNHS Classes???

   Thanks for letting us know, Karen; we've had several inquiries on this!



The 40th Reunion of the Class of 1965 will be held
on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2005
at the Point Plaza in Newport News, and is open to all NNHS Alumni.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2005-65.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Reunion-2005-survey.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Reunion-2005-B-1st-letter.html
 


OTHER UPDATES:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/04-26-05-NNHS-Joe-Hinnant.html - a brief obituary has been added

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/04-28-05-NNHS-Kay-Burks-McCormick.html - a sizable number of postings, memories, and images
have been added


From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/29/05:

I have really enjoyed the emails with the interesting ways to pronounce/tear up our language.  Now, when I watch the 11 o'clock news, and hear the way they say Norfolk, Norfuk, Norfik, etc., I think of you guys and get such a chuckle out of it.  Jerry can't understand why I laugh when someone get mugged or raped in Norfuk.
Oh! Don't forget "....with liverty and justice for all"! --or has someone mentioned that one already? :)  :)  :) 
 
Love you guys!
Judy 

   OOOOOH - You baaaad!!!!   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Judy, We love you, too!


From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '63) of OR - 04/29/05:

Carol - when I clicked on your link at the bottom of the main NNHS page - it automatically gives the e mail address that you told us to no longer use... the nc.rr.com one...not the yahoo one...so I manually adjusted this e-mail to read nnhs65@yahoo.com-- just thought you might want to know as some might not know...
 
On another note - I was thrilled to hear Steve (Kiger) '66 attended the class of '66 get together dinner last Saturday that Dee Hodges Bartram organized. How very cool.  And he had a blast! I told Dee that if she just not assign  him anything too technical like the e-mail committee but rather like the keg committee-he might do that! ha ha.....heard Cliff Jackson was there! I use to hang with his sis Trina over at their house - and yes I remember Steve Jackson too!!  Heard Joel Fisher arrived right after Steve left!  Gee Carol - your little web page is just bringing the whole dang city together on a nostalgic trip...has anyone written the Daily Press a fun letter to editor yet on how the little-web-page-that-could has gotten so popular the past few years?  I have ordered those CD's 5-pac sets from Dave Spriggs for Steve, myself, and recently for my college roommate Martha (Haynes) Matthews - (whose sister was Mary Alice Haynes (NNHS '68 I believe - was a wonderful girl - a cheerleader at NNHS - passed away from cancer about 1994),  We have enjoyed them. 
   So - hmmmm ...in regard to recent posting about proms...there're no 1966 people out there that recalls Steve's prom date's Diane (?) last name....she looked like my senior high son's prom date - dark hair and striking...come on now...you must remember - Steve did not date hardly at all!  He was too much into basketball! Oh well, I must ask him when he visits here next month!  :)
Gail (Kiger) Bonsey  FHS '73  

   Hi, Gail.  You know, I thought we'd have an answer in no time flat for Steve's Prom date.  When none came, it finally dawned
on me:  while I can remember my own prom and the fun I had, I've no clue who else went with whom!  We may just have to ask
Steve himself!  HA-HA-HA!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/prom.html

   Thanks for your suggestion about my email addy; I appreciate it - I really do, and I had already strongly considered it, but as I
can still access most regular mail (just not attachments) from the Road Runner account, and I'm convinced that the situation is but
temporary, I elected not to do it.

   However, I will need to do that on the Famous Military pages.  They're set up for mail at cluckmeat@nc.rr.com which I cannot
access whatsoever.  So I'll need to change it - temporarily or not - to thecluckmeat@yahoo.com.

   And besides.......


From Me ('65) of NC - 04/30/03:

   GUESS WHAT?!?

   My little babies are flying out from Illinois for a visit!  Well, okay, at 30, 28, and 25, they're not actually babies any more, and
they never were little, but my #3, #4, and #5 sons, Randolph, Joshua, and Nathaniel, and Randolph's wonderful wife, Brandy,
are coming to see us from May 19 to May 23!  YEA!!!

   I think it's safe to say I'll be on break during that time....    

   But we're also hopeful that Nathaniel, that Super Computer Guru-Genius, will be able to cure our Wretched Computer Ills! 
MORE YEA!!!


From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA to Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 04/29/05:

Good to hear from you, Jimmy.  I think you're correct about all the events you mentioned.  Most of just
went around assuming Newport News was going to win no matter who we were playing or what the sport. 
It was just that type of mindset that developed being around winners. 

I still remember going to the State Track Finals at William and Mary and watching John McCormick ('62)
vault 14' 4 1/4".  You could have heard a pin drop in the stadium.  The coaches just smiled and moved on
to the next event - business as usual for NNHS.

The string of victories by the band at Winchester was something.  But I remember the parade being longer
than two miles and several hills involved. Of course, that could be like us walking ten miles to school in the
snow barefoot.  You said we were "well drilled", and that's no joke.  My second week in Air Force basic
training I was called to the DI's office and told I was being made a squad leader.  The DI said he knew I was
from Virginia and wanted to know which military school I had attended.  I told him I was in the NNHS band
but he wouldn't believe me.  Still asked me the same question on graduation day.  So yes, the many hours
of practice and hard work paid off for us personally, and for the reputation of the school.  It was great to see
Mr. Wilson last October and let him know how much influence he had on so many lives.

Dave Arnold

   Thanks, Dave! 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/TRACK.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/TRACK-62.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/band.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/faculty.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teachers.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-JPW.html

    Keep reading!


From Joe Wingo ('65) of NC - 04/30/05:

To: H. P. Lucas ('65 - of VA) -- Now here's one of us that really knows how to party on! What a week, H. P.
The news on the grandchildren is fantastic and we all wish you a speedy recovery on the "other"!

To: Jimmy Hines ('64 - of Northern VA) -- Jimmy, all the guys you remembered were certainly outstanding
athletes and champions in their own right. You did, however, skip over 1965. Does anyone remember Billy
Schroding ('65)
? Won the 100, 220,and 440 at the state meet. Robert Davis ('65) "owned" the discus that
season. And please excuse me on this one but I managed to win one or two shot-put events myself. Class of
'65 did ok for itself!

To: Dave Arnold ('65 of VA) -- People seem to remember sports by the team's record or by individual
performances. As Dave so accurately points out, player's memories are more varied. The Virginia High School
League had a points system they used to award football state championship's. While we came close in our 9-0-1
season, it was not to be. But my most vivid memory of that season is not the record but the Great Bridge game
which was the tie. Fred Anspach ('64) got hurt that night and, for him, football was ultimately over. Larry Moran
('65)
stepped in and we came together as a team to overcome adversity.Then, the football team had to deal
with integration as Eric Burden ('66) joined the team. While Eric was a good guy, there was turmoil to contend
with. Point is, we all came to realize that when the Blue and Gold went on, no other color mattered. We were a
team! That helps one mature. And, you just can never say enough about guys like Dave Arnold ('65). They
were out there for the love of school and love of game. No glory, just dedication. Makes for pretty responsible
citizens, I think. I know it's these kind of guys that I'd want watching my back!! Dave, your comment about mud
reminded me of the game against Manassas, played in a HURRICANE! Remember that one? I don't think there
was anyone in the stands but the game went on.


Coach Palmer
stands out in my mind, probably because he was shot-put coach after football season ended.
As a
Marine, he would always want to show me some "hand to hand" tactic's prior to practice. There were days
when I thought he'd kill me long before I ever got on the field. Johnny Palmer went on to become the epitome
of Virginia High School football coaches. I am proud to have known him and to have played for him.


J. C. "Cowboy" Range
, another NNHS football legend - I was fortunate enough to know him but not really play
for him.

And what a real shame that some politician(s) had to bring an end to the NNHS/Hampton rivalry. That was
always a special game and made Thanksgiving something more to look forward to. I got to watch one game,
in the eighth grade, from the stands. Quite an event as Saunders Stadium was overflowing.

My apologies for rambling but my point is simple. NNHS did produce all kinds of great people and athletes.
To remember some without attempting to remember all tarnishes the whole process. So as we enjoy our varied
memories, let's not focus so much on W-L records that we loose sight of the quality people that were produced.
And I'm proud to say football accounted for it's fair share. Again, as Dave points out, a lot of life lessons are
learned when you're a 9th grader and Delano Wray ('61), Don London ('64) , Bob Stalnaker ('64), et al., are
making dust out of you!!

God Bless You All.

   Thanks so much, Joe!  It's good to hear from you - and you didn't ramble at all!  You made very valid points. 

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http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teachers.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Palmer.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Range.html

   Keep reading!


From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/30/05:

CBD,

Nice reply from Joe and a great deal of truth in it. I think all of us that represented NNHS in sports were out
there because we loved the game we played. "Glory" was not a factor, at least for most. There is no doubt
that in basketball we were aware of the great tradition that now was our responsibility to uphold; you couldn't
get away from that fact!

The only thing that I see that has been forgotten, is the FACT that "WE" HAVE talked about sports other than
basketball. Basketball took front stage, lately, due to the 40th. anniversary of the 1964 Undefeated State
Championship Team, that's the point "some" have missed. As usual, eventually, we'll all move on to other things.
That's as it should be.

TC!

   Thank you, Wayne Honey - that's exactly so.  As almost all correspondence spread throughout the pages have dates attached, 
careful perusal of the pages will support that.  And you're right in stating that the emphasis placed on basketball this year was due
to the 40th Anniversary of a very important moment.  And generally I only report what y'all send me - but these days I'm usually running
waaaay behind.

   There are three other facts perhaps not known but to a few:

 1.  When I first began the site in July of 2000, I thought the sports issues were well covered by Fred Eubanks' '64 page, and I (being
as ignorant of sports as any viable human could possibly be) could leave it to the experts.  As limited for space as we were at the time,
that was a reasonable position.  As the space constraints disappeared, it was a ridiculous one.

2.  Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA introduced the topic of basketball by asking for memories of the 1964 Tournament.

3.  And you yourself, Wayne, are responsible for the entire kick into the sports arena (Pun?  What pun?!?).  After I placed the
Cheerleader pages on the site, you sweetly and simply asked me, "And for whom were they cheering?  Thanks, Wayne Honey!

   Actually, there are several more facts at play here. 

4. Up until 2004, MOST of the commentary on anything anywhere on the site came from Dave Spriggs, Wayne Stokes, and me.  We
only half-jokingly referred to it as the "Dave and Wayne and Carol Show".  We begged for input from others, but it was not easily
forthcoming.

5.  The whole Newsletter concept came almost accidentally when a small core group of us was discussing our elementary schools
and neighborhoods.  Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD is largely responsible for the whole plan, though I'm sure there is no credit
given to her anywhere on the site.  She may not even be aware of it herself, but I am - although even I do not know the date they began. 
Thank you so much, Frances!

6.  Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA joined us in February of 2003, and immediately boosted the quality of the site by at least 500%.  If you've
not noticed his amazing contributions in concepts, music, images, and entire sections, you're just not paying attention - and those are
just the highly visible areas.  You will probably never know the impact he's had and continues to have on this site.  I am forever indebted
to him.  Thank you, Captain!

6. Joe Madagan ('57) of FL joined us in May of 2004, and is responsible for a major boom in content, distribution and proliferation
of the site and eliciting contributions from one and all.  Thank you, Adonis!

7.. Ron Miller ('59) of NC presented the brilliant suggestion of making the Newsletters themselves a permanent part of the site. 
Thanks, Ronnie!

8. A number of our most prolific contributors were not even Typhoons!  This blows me completely away!  But just think about the
enormous contributions of Bruce Korusek (John Marshall HS - '66) of VA, Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA, Eric Huffstutler
(Bethel HS - '75) of VA, Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR,
and Gloria Woolard Price ('Hampton HS - '65) of FL!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html

   There is a MAJOR factor that perhaps we all overlook.  Not all of our subscribers read every edition every time.  In fact, I'd tend
to think those who do are in the minority.  This is highly evident from mail which I don't always pass on to the group to avoid embarrassing anyone.  Conversely, there are many who pour rabidly over every Newsletter but keep a low profile themselves, rarely if ever saying
anything to any of us.  I would tend to think that most of our readers are somewhat sporadic, taking spells of reading, interspersed in their
busy lives as time allows.

  And this crediting exercise of mine, Joe, perhaps parallels the discussions themselves.  It is almost as impossible to thank everyone
for their individual contributions as it is to place them all on the site or in the Newsletters at once!  I am seriously constrained by memory
(I have had three small stokes which took their toll), speed (I don't really know how to type!), and time (an average of ten hours a day isn't
always sufficient).

   We are left to realize - as Tom Flax ('64) of VA so often points out to us - that we are Family.  Some of us are related by blood, some
of us by love, some of us by time and location - but all of us, whether we've ever actually met or not,  have grown to become ONE.

   And I thank you all!


From Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA  - 04/30/05:

Dear Carol,

You do a fine job keeping us posted....Thank you so much.

I have changed one of my web sites recently.. please change... www.memoryboard.tk to


                                  
  www.memo.2ya.com


I was wondering if you had the email address of Herminio Cuervo ('64)?

Have a great day!

Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66)

   Thanks, Linda!  I changed your site address on the '66 Contact page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-ALL.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1966.html

 
 
I do not have Herminio's email addy, but if you will e-mail Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA at nnhs64@cox.net, he will forward
your e-mail to him. That way Herminio maintains his privacy, if he wishes ... although we don't think that is an issue for him.


TRULY INCREDIBLE BONUS:

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/01/05:

CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED

“OUR OLD STOMPING GROUNDS”
 

Many of us are fortunate enough to live on or near the Peninsula; we can visit our old nostalgic sites any
time we wish. However, other TYPHOONS’ lives have taken them far away. They may have returned rarely
or not at all. They can only imagine what all of their old favorite places look like now.

Oh, sure, we have captured images of many of the more popular sites and placed them on the NNHS ’65
Web Pages, but what about your old home, favorite gas station, neighborhood drug store … and a hundred
other places that defined your young lives?  Just doesn’t seem fair, does it?

Now, there is a way you can have a current image of any place you want in Hampton Roads. Yes, that’s
right!  The Magi-Cam is going “Public”. 

Here is how it works. You send to me by e-mail (nnhs64@cox.net) or snail-mail (see address below) one
or more of the following:

·        An old image including the address of the site

·        The address of the site

·        As accurate a description of the site as you can recall ( I need street names, intersections, etc.)

Please limit your requests to a maximum of five sites until you receive your images. Then you may submit
another request.

In return, I will capture a digital image of the site you described and send it to you as an attachment to an
e-mail.  If you do not have access to e-mail, then I will create a 4” x 6” glossy print and snail-mail it to you.
If you are pleased with the image, I only ask that you make a voluntary donation to the NNHS Class of 1964
treasury.  I am not going to place a dollar value on these images; you may donate what you wish. That being
said … $10.00 per request (maximum of five images) is a nice round number (and keeps our Treasurer from
yelling at me about processing lots of really small checks). 

You may make your donation check payable to “NNHS Class of 1964”, indicate "Custom Images" in the memo
area of your check and mail it to: 

NNHS CLASS OF 1964
P.O. BOX 6387
NORFOLK VA 23508-0387
 

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!!

   David, I thought by today that I'd surely be able to make a coherent response to this, but I am still so overcome by your incredible
generosity that I can still barely mumble, "Thanks."  That's probably because every time I read this through, my jaw drops and I began
gawking anew.

   If y'all haven't looked at the site lately, Dave is a gifted photographer.  This is a stunning opportunity for y'all!

   I've posted this both on the main page and on Our Old Stomping Grounds:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html


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

                            Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Please Mr. Postman

(The Marvelettes)


(Stop)
Oh yes, wait a minute Mister Postman
(Wait)
Wait Mister Postman

Please Mister Postman, look and see
(Oh yeah)
If there's a letter in your bag for me
(Please, Please Mister Postman)
Why's it takin' such a long time
(Oh yeah)
For me to hear from that boy of mine

There must be some word today
From my boyfriend so far away
Pleas Mister Postman, look and see
If there's a letter, a letter for me

I've been standin' here waitin' Mister Postman
So patiently
For just a card, or just a letter
Sayin' he's returnin' home to me

(Mister Postman)
Mister Postman, look and see
(Oh yeah)
If there's a letter in your bag for me
(Please, Please Mister Postman)
Why's it takin' such a long time
(Oh yeah)
For me to hear from that boy of mine

So many days you passed me by
See the tears standin' in my eyes
You didn't stop to make me feel better
By leavin' me a card or a letter

(Mister Postman)
Mister Postman, look and see
(Oh yeah)
If there's a letter in your bag for me
(Please, Please Mister Postman)
Why's it takin' such a long time

(Why don't you check it and see one more time for me, you gotta)
Wait a minute
Wait a minute
Wait a minute
Wait a minute
(Mister Postman)
Mister Postman, look and see

(C'mon deliver the letter, the sooner the better)
Mister Postman


"Please, Mr. Postman" midi courtesy of http://www.walkthroughlife.com/midis/oldies/ 
at the suggestion o Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Please, Mr. Postman" lyrics courtesy of http://ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html/lyrics/p/please_mr_postman.txt 
also at the suggestion o Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Animated Heart to Heart clip art courtesy of http://webclipart.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=webclipart&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.millan.net%2Fanims%2Fgiffar.html - 04/30/05

 Letters Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars40.html - 04/02/05

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