"I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us.
There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God.
The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say."
Goyaałť or "One Who Yawns")
Leader of the Chiricahua Apache
(16 June 1829 - 17 Feb 1909)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
USA Today - 05/09/06:
1918 letter claims
Geronimo's bones found
The letter, written by
a member of Skull and Bones to another member of the society, purports that
some of the Indian leader's remains were spirited from his burial plot in
Fort Sill, Okla., to a stone tomb in New Haven that serves as the club's
A portion of the
letter and an accompanying story were posted Monday on the Yale Alumni
HARTFORD, Conn., May 9, 2006
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14,
2006. Do yourself a big favor. DON'T FORGET!
Do something nice for the women in your life. Remember the words of
Ecclesiastes 7: 26 - "And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose
heart is snares and nets....."
May I tell you now, if you have not considered it before, just how precious
any tidbit, any scrap of information, no matter how insignificant it may
seem to you, would be to the family of this now deceased woman. If you
have any memory of her, please send it to me so that I may forward it to
them. Thank you so much.
Speaking of which:
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 05/10/06 - "Re:
Thank you so much,
I forwarded your note to Lucy's family as
soon as it arrived.
HAMPTON CITY HALL:
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/10/06 - "
The City Hall building was still there when I was at the Hampton Jail a few
months ago, on business of course. Look for the cupola on the old
courthouse building and itís directly across the street next to a large
Director of Personnel and Training
Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail
9320 Merrimac Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
It's such a lovely building; I'm so glad it's still
standing! Thanks, Dave!
From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 05/10/06 - "
Old Hampton City Hall":
The old City Hall building is on N. Kings Way just behind the
buildings on E. Queen Way & next to The Hampton Baptist Church @
*40 Kings Way.
your heart! Thank you so much for this information, Bruce!
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 05/10/06:
May Days at
Thomas Jefferson. My teachers
there were Mrs. Morris for a few days of first grade, Mrs.
Starling for second grade, and then for third grade my teacher was the
wonderful Miss Suttle, who really had a great impact on many of us.
I remember the Maypole and the ribbons, but nothing specific beyond that,
though I think everyone had a good time...I'm guessing for the boys it was
just another opportunity to be outside chasing each other and the girls!
It's amazing that you remember what people wore...hope all are well,
Memories are strange things, Jimmy.
My mother and her two sisters always remembered the food served at any
occasion. Their total recall of the subject was legendary. I'm
always thankful I wasn't going hungry at that moment, but I rarely recall
what was served. And I don't usually remember what other people
wore (with a few notable exceptions), but I do seem to keep alive the
memories of what I wore on many, many occasions.
Hearing from you always brightens my day!
From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 05/10/06 - "May
Bless her heart!!!
I added your comments to her page:
Thanks so much, Bill!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/10/06 - "May
Wasn't it fun seeing Raymond again in October at
the Reunion?!? I was delighted
to see he had not lost that naughty twinkle in his eye!
As little memory
fragments begin to enter my mind, I'm beginning to feel that I didn't so
much skip school to avoid these May Day celebrations, as I may be repressing
horribly painful memories. I remember much discussion of the May Pole
itself, and making the pretty paper hats, and so forth. I think I've
blocked the whole thing - or six whole things - out........
Hmmm. Oh, well.
From Tom Oxner ('65) of AR - 05/10/06 - "
AHA!!! So that's
why I couldn't figure out what state that was! Thanks, Tom!
On the other hand, maybe
it was taken in (ahem) Southern Canada!
"Southern" appellation only applied to the first batch of images Dave sent
us; we're now on Batch #3, though that's not made clear in the headers.
And I believe rednecks per se are not indigenous to (or even confined
to) any one part of the country - or even the continent, apparently!
I know for a fact they abounded in mid-Illinois....
From Dale Parsons, Sr. ('48) of VA -
05/10/06 - "Notice for John Lawrence Wright":
Message: June 48 Class President, a
true blue and gold Typhoon.
Please visit the Notice for
John Lawrence Wright.
Click on the above link or cut and paste
the url into your browser's address bar.
Thank you so much for catching this,
Dale. Until this very moment I had planned to simply incorporate
this announcement within this Newsletter, but that plan suddenly didn't
sit well with me. I just created Jack's own Newsletter, which of
course, remains as a permanent memorial:
Thank you again, Dale.
From One of my Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 05/10/06 - "Dear Carol, Happy
Day, Many Many More Mother's Days,
(Not Kids, You did your part already).
Herbie The Humble Carpenter
Yes, I can honestly say that I had
as many babies as I possibly could (though I wanted more)!
And I loved them unconditionally and
enjoyed them immensely, too - and I still do. And even though I was
not as good a mother as I would have hoped to have been, I gave that my best
Thank you so much,
Herbie! You're a true Sweetie-Pie!
From Paula Sturtevant Comstock ('62) of TX - 05/11/06 - "Hey from Texas":
HI there, Lovely Lady! I've missed you!
Thanks so much for the
wishes (which are reciprocal, of course!) and for the nice surprise!
I'm saving it for next
week, when by "coincidence" (and as y'all know, I do not believe in any
such a thing), I'm planning a revamping, due to some other recently
arrived materials. Y'all stay tuned for the Big Surprises!
Thanks again, Paula!
From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 05/11/06:
Thank you so much for the
birthday wish! There
have been lots of stressful things going on but hopefully that will change
I hope that you have a
wonderful Motherís Day.
You're welcome, Pauline!
stress! You know, I understand that it's during times of
stress that we grow and develop the most, I really do. Yet I must
admit, sometimes - okay, often - I wish we could just stagnate for a
We wish you well,
Pauline, and we'll keep you and yours in our prayers.
And Happy Mother's Day to
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 05/12/06 - "Happy
We Love you, Jeanb
Well, Lady, you cracked me up and choked
me up all at the same time! Thanks so much, Jean!
I doubt, though, that what I do
could ever hope to approach all the joy this adventure has brought to my
heart and soul!
Have a Happy Mother's
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 05/10/06 - "Keep a NNHS 1958 classmate and her
in your thoughts":
I'm so sorry to hear all that, Joe! We shall keep them in our thoughts and
From Patricia Gabriel Hedrick Grzybowski of VA - 05/11/06:
Do you know if the Class of 1961 is having
a 40-year reunion this summer?
ma'am, they are indeed!
Starting Monday, this
information will be included in every
Newsletter until the great days
information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and
on the Reunion Page section:
The Picnic will be held
at the Newport News Park Shelter #19
11:00 AM till dark.
Bar-B-Q and all the other good fixin's as well as specialty
desserts made by members of the class.
If you would like to renew old friendships, send a check in the
amount of $10 for each attendee made out
to "NNHS Class of 1957" to:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
Sunday, July 2, 2006,
there will be a Sunday morning brunch, also at the Radisson, for the
cost of $20.
attend both events, the combined cost will be $75.
CONTACT Jane Monfalcone Simmons
firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-898-5009
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
We certainly don't want anyone to miss them!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/11/06:
well imagine!!! Thanks, Judy!
From Cathy Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 05/11/06 - "Bob Smith's Passing":
It was with great sadness that I read of
Smith's ('65) passing. I believe
that he lived in Seven Oaks Apartments
when he was in elementary school and part of high school. His
apartment faced Marshall Avenue and was about half way down the block on
the right just before you got to the Railroad Tracks. I lived on 36
Street and my back door faced the Court yard just behind his apartment.
As I remember he liked Snakes and Reptiles and had several in his
apartment. He was always a quiet person and didn't play outside much, or
hang around with us rough necks much. His family was always very nice.
No problem, Lady.
In fact, we love it when that happens!
I'm sure that Robert will be missed by a lot of
folks that knew him.
Thank you so much, Cathy. I'm
certain that he will. I've posted much of your comment on his
Thank you, Cathy.
From Joe Wingo, President of the Class of 1965, of NC - 05/12/06:
Bless your heart,
You are such a Sweetie-Pie! But let's just say it was a far cry from
elementary school, when the boys would "forget " to invite me to their
birthday parties (when they had invited everyone else in class), and when
they would grimace and gag when they were forced to dance with me, etc.,
etc., and so forth.....
Well, that is exciting!
Congratulations, and yes, by all means, contact us again as
soon as you have your new email addy set up. We
mustn't lose touch! It's bad business.
All my best.....Joe Wingo
Thank you so much,
I've posted the first part of your
comment on Robert's Memorial Newsletter:
From Me ('65) of NC - 05/12/06:
simply check either the front page of the site (which will tell you exactly
when the last updates were made), or the link to the Newsletters themselves
(ditto) so that you don't miss anything:
From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 04/30/06 - "Got Gas Yet?" (#5 in a
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06
- "Why I love the south" (#48 in a Series):
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/02/06:
And here are a few more I found.....:
YIKESARONI! Only one more
image to go!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE:
(Jorgen Ingmann, 1961)
midi courtesy of
located by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/07/06 at my request of 05/07/06
Thanks so much, Dave!
Image of Apaches
- Rancheria courtesy of
July 1, 1852
Image of Yahnoza, Chappo, Fun, and Geronimo, After the Apache Treaty
Gold Arrow Divider Line
clip art courtesy
http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars9.html - 05/10/06
The above scripture fragment, Ecclesiastes 7: 26, was quoted in the film noir
Born to Kill (1947) ***
on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of
http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
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