"Now is the only time
there is. Make your now
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme song from Casablanca (1942) **** is for one of my Famous Marines - Herb Hice of MI. That's his favorite movie. He's always giving me wonderful things to lift my spirit, so, "Here's looking at you, Kid!"
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton High - '63) of MD - 05/14/07 - "Carol's Relief Fund":
I am sending this email to you as a preface to an email that I will send your later today (this evening). First let me say that Joe (Wingo - '65 - of NC), Wayne (Stokes - '65 - of VA), and I are very encouraged by the response that weíve received thus far to the Special Edition newsletter, especially considering the fact that yesterday was Motherís Day. Having said that, today I will send you a list of the names of the individuals who have contributed thus far, including the amounts that they have committed and the method by which they intend to contribute (i.e., one time lump sum, or monthly). What we ask is that you post ONLY the names, but NOT the amounts in the next newsletter and in each newsletter from now until we ask you to stop.
We further would like the
list of names (only) to appear in a special section of the newsletter at the
very beginning so that when individuals open the newsletter they see it first,
before they get lost in reading the other various inputs from your readers. What
I will send you will have a brief introduction to the list that you can dress up
as you please to get your readersí attention.
Next, we strongly suggest that you create a ledger with the growing list of names so that you can begin planning your cash intake and the how/when you can pay bills against that cash intake. I would suggest that you not plan to start spending against this commitment until the first of June, or later, if at all possible. By then, you should have enough cash to start supporting your budget. Just a suggestion.
One other thing. As you
begin receiving the contributions, please let Joe, Wayne, and me know so we can
keep track of who on the list has actually kept their commitment.....both one
timers and monthly. For the monthly, we will also need to know that they are
continuing to stay with it.
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton High - '63) of MD - 05/14/07 - "Carol's Relief Fund":
Okay here's what I have for
today. First the Introduction, then the list, but only use the names.....please.
Joe, Wayne as with my other writings, please feel free to hack it up. Iím out of
Carol's Relief Fund
Only one day into Carolís Relief Fund drive and we are 14% there! Thanks to so many of you for responding so quickly. We can see from your emails and your generosity that both Carol and the NNHS Newsletter mean a great deal to you. So help us by notifying those that have not responded yet or that simply donít read their emails, that we are underway and we want to add their names with yours to show how much the newsletter AND this worthy cause mean to them, too.
Thanks to all of you.
Joe, Wayne, and Chandler
Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) - email@example.com orChandler.Nelms.firstname.lastname@example.org
Works for meÖ.
Get your motor runnin, head out on the highway
|Judy and Alan Nesbitt|
Gentlemen, I am completely overwhelmed. Thank you so very much!
David Whitley ('67) of VA - 1949
20 - Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA - 1948
Many Happy Returns, Gentlemen!
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From Ken Lipscomb ('63) of VA - 05/07/07 - "newsletter payment":
WOWZERONI!!! I have it on reliable sources that that Alaska cruise is beyond fabulous! Congratulations on your Ruby Anniversary, have a great time - and oh, yes - thanks so much!
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65/'68) of VA - 05/07/07 - "Help on the way":
Watch your outside mailbox. Put check in the mail today. Hope it helps. You mean so-o-o-o much to all of the NNHS family, and families stand by and help each other! Just glad I could help with my "love gift".
Thank you so much, Elizabeth! It arrived I believe on the tenth (I was still out of town), and it was of course a great help!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/07/07 - "Energy Saving lightbulbs - BUYER BEWARE":
This is really important information to have, Shari! Thanks so much!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/08/07 - "VA Tech slideshow - Tribute":
WOW. Thank you for this moving presentation, Shari. I posted it:
From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 05/09/07 - "RE: 05/04/07 - Sidney Soltz":
Thank you for informing us of this as I missed it in the newspaper. I vividly remember there was a little man named Sol Soltz who had a tailoring business on the corner of 25th Street and Roanoke Avenue. I presume he was the father of the person mentioned in this obituary. He was one of the few business owners who remained after the flight of so many from the East End. I recall that someone broke in and beat him and robbed him. He was left blind, I recall. He eventually died from his injuries. Listen, this is fact....I recall that across the street from his business was Powell Hardware. This business too, was robbed and either Mr. Powell or a clerk was killed. Also, down one block, in the 900 block, Mr. Peedin had a Greenhouse, next to his house. They lived across the street from us when we lived at 918 25th Street when I was young. Mr. Peedin was outside and someone got on top of his garage and dropped a brick on his head, if I recall correctly. He was killed and robbed of $10.00.
Back to Roanoke Avenue.....on down some blocks, Willis Cox had a Coal and Fuel Oil business. It seems to me that there was a Mr. Holloway who worked there. Someone entered the business and killed him and robbed the business. That is hard to believe that four merchants remained in the area and all four were robbed and someone killed.
I recall seeing Mr. Sol Soltz sitting at his
sewing machine in front of the window....many times. He was a little man and
I heard he was so kind. There is so much crime today; however, this was back
in the 60's when this happened.....I think it was the early 60's. There is
so much injustice in the world.....and there are so many absolutes that we
must be aware of.
YOWZERONI!!! Such chilling recollections!!! Thanks, Fred!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/09/07 - "God is the biggest help in the World":
We all have hard times in our life and they say what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. After you pass through this hard time, and you will, you will officially qualify as Superwoman. I'm forwarding this e-mail to you with my sincere prayer that God will send you a great big financial blessing.
Thank you so much, Joyce! I hope it didn't sound last week as though I had lost my faith, although I word things so strangely at times that it probably did. I had and always have had complete and utter faith in God. I also believe He likes us to grow in new and exciting ways and to stretch ourselves in directions that would never have occurred to us. I am grateful that this was not His plan for me at this particular moment in time, 'cause to tell ya the truth, I just really, really didn't feel up to that task!
And as I was telling Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA) earlier this week, in this life we're all given certain blessings to enjoy and certain challenges to bear. Our blessings have been many and grand, most notably our seven wonderful, healthy, extremely loving and happy children - not to mention our nine grandchildren. Our challenges have always been of a financial nature. Given the draw, I do believe I'm happy with that.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/09/07 - "One of the cutest things ever!":
OHHH - you're right! How adorable!!! Thanks, Shari!
From One of my Famous Marines - Herb Hice of MI - 05/10/07 - "Dear Carol, Vera & Herb at Christmas 2006":
This is from last Christmas, 2006. That is Me with my Son-in-Law's Mother. No, there is nothing on the romantic side. How can romance flourish when SHE is 88 and I am 82 ????? We are very good friends though.
More later, Your Friend, Herbie
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!
From One of my Famous Marines - Herb Hice of MI - 05/10/07 - "Dear Carol, The MacKay family, Vera, Herb at Christmas time 2006":
I would like to show you my youngest Daughter's family. She could not have Children so my Daughter Heidi and her Husband Don, adopted four Korean Children. They received the infants at approximately 6 months old each. Left to right, Donnie, Son-in-law Don, Daughter Heidi, Hailey, Holley, Don's Mother Vera, Herb, and the little guy in front is Jacob.
More later, Herbie
Oh, what a beautiful family! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!
From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 05/10/07 - "Congrats to Coach Erick Mays":
Faculty and Staff:
Since this had to be kept top secret until this week, we have had to be quiet about this, but we are now able and proud to share the news with everyone! Please click on the link below to see the exciting news! Have a great day! Way to go, Coach! J
Kelly McCoig Smith
Menchville High School
275 Menchville Road
WOWZERONI!!! How wonderful! Please extend to Erick our congratulations and thanks for a job well done! Thank you, Fred!
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/14/07 - ''Jamestowne":
During the weekend I was involved in providing security services for the Jamestowne Celebration. On Saturday I managed to link up with Jim Hines ('64 - of Northern VA) after 40 years. Jim looks great and is part of a wonderful German Band from Fairfax. I had a chance to listen to part of their performance before being called away. Jim still has the talent he exhibited in the Typhoon band and it was wonderful to see him. It added a great personal note to an exciting weekend.
If any of you Typhoons out there haven't made it to Jamestowne to see all the recent findings it would be well worth a trip. Now that they've proven the original fort didn't end up in the James River the dig that is in progress is amazing.
That is such a doubly wonderful cool story, Dave! Thanks so much for letting us know!
By the way, Jimmy's German Band's CD is available for purchase on TYPHOONMART - and it's a real honey!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA to Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 05/15/07 - "Re: Fw: Dementia Test... This is good":
Okay, I got the first & last ones
right. So I took the test again. I got them ALL wrong on the second try.
I don't believe in tests. Ask any of the teachers I had at NNHS, they will verify what I'm saying is true.
Actually, the statement, "I don't believe in answers" may be closer to the truth.
Then again, "I don't believe in correct answers" rings truer than any of the others.
Still ... oh, never mind.
Dave "the Philipino Dancing Frog" Whitley
P.S. I'm sending this to Carol also, who is legendary on dementia tests.
Well, not Carol Also, I meant, I'm also sending this to Carol Harty.
Just to prove that "I don't need no stinkin' dementia test to prove I'm
demented!", even though it's always nice to have that sort of thing verified, on paper, even.
Okay, where were we now? Oh yeah, right, gotta go.
Like I told Chandler (Nelms - Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) earlier, I'm busy as a little bee, stuffing uranium into those power lines so little Johnny can watch TV, while mom sews his gang colors on his arm, in their well lit living room, courtesy of we, The Nuclear Industry, second only to God in Old Testament type destructive capability.
WILDEST GIGGLES!!! David, you gorgeous creature, I do enjoy the strange and scary workings of your mind! You are indeed the funniest man I've ever known.
Thanks for sharing this with me!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL NNHS CLASSES
2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957
5. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL
6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965
7. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#10 in a series of 23)":
I thought folks might enjoy some of these photos as we have so many animal lovers.
Sights you may not see in a lifetime
I think that's aptly titled! Thanks, Dave!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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As Time Goes By
Words and Music
by Herman Hupfield
[This day and
age we're living in
Gives cause for apprehension
With speed and new invention
And things like fourth dimension.
Yet we get a trifle weary
With Mr. Einstein's theory.
So we must get down to earth at times
Relax relieve the tension
And no matter what the progress
Or what may yet be proved
The simple facts of life are such
They cannot be removed.]
You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.
And when two lovers woo
They still say, "I love you."
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by.
Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date.
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate.
Woman needs man
And man must have his mate
That no one can deny.
It's still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die.
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by.
Oh yes, the world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by.
© 1931 Warner Bros. Music Corporation, ASCAP
"As Time Goes By" midi courtesy of http://www.macsvision.co.uk/midi/piano.html - 05/15/07
"As Time Goes By" lyrics courtesy of http://www.reelclassics.com/Movies/Casablanca/astimegoesby-lyrics.htm - 05/15/07
First Image courtesy of http://www.finnishlakesidecabins.com/Photo_gallery.htm - 01/17/07
Second Image courtesy
of Cal's Gallery,
http://www.wtv-zone.com/cal555/, located by my niece, Shari, of VA -
What a great site! Thanks, Shari!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
- one of my
Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Blue divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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