- NNHS Newsletter
“Summer ends, and Autumn comes,
Friday, October 27, 2000
Friday, October 27, 2000
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We had a longer break than I had intended
My #6 son,
Dale (Harty - American School - IL - '02 - of NC), assured me that my
computer was in serious need of reformatting - ARGHHH!!!
So as much as that word strikes fear and terror into my very soul and being,
I acquiesced to his wisdom. And, yes, things are better now, and I
appreciate his great effort and amazing expertise.
And for the first time in my memory, nothing was actually lost in the process. There were several long, tense hours when all the Cute FTP passwords were missing (which would have meant that nothing could ever have been added to any of our several websites ever again). Fortunately, my #5 son, Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL), was able to save the day.
I'm certainly glad I listened to my heart instead of to the conventional wisdom of the day and had all those babies! What a joy they've been in my life! Thank you, My Little Chickadees!
Anyway, as I was a bit behind, I decided to go with some sounds and images I already had readily available on my personal page:
Besides, I heard a later arrangement of Ebb Tide on Solid Gold Oldies the other day, which spurred this decision.
By the way, my PhotoShop was the last element to be restored to my satisfaction. For those of you who have been silently waiting for your recently submitted images to appear, that function wasn't available to me until 6:15 this morning; hence the delay. And even so, I've saved some great vintage shots for one of tomorrow's surprises. Thank you so much for your patience! As a result of the delay, there's enough material for two or three large Newsletters, so tomorrow's edition is almost complete as well. Stay tuned......
1. Mark Wilson ('68) of VA via Bob Parrish ('68) of VA - 05/16/06:
Hi, Thanks for all of your work doing the news letters and the website.
I was talking to Mark Wilson "class of 68" and he wanted to be included in the news letters. His e-mail address is ______________. He would greatly appreciate it if you could include him.
Bob Parrish "68"
That's wonderful, Bob! Thanks for spreading the word!
And welcome aboard, Mark! I've added your name to the (usually) hidden mailing lists, and to the Alumni Page:
(I'll be scanning your images as the night progresses.......)
From Alex Nicol ('49) of VA - 05/12/06 - "Happy Mother's Day!"
From Hampton, Va and Newport News
from: Alex Nicol (N.N.H.S. 1949)
Shirley and Sandra are my daughters; Angela Lees is my granddaughter............
Alex, I'm so glad to hear from you again! This beautiful power point slide show of floral bouquets was "hiding" earlier. Thank you so much for remembering me; I very much enjoyed it. I only wish I knew of some way to "share it with the rest of the class."
From Doug Nelson ('64) of VA - 05/13/06 - "Thomas Jefferson":
Thank you, Doug!
I'm going to need to reread the last three weeks of Newsletters to find it all, but I placed your comments at least on the Thomas Jefferson page:
While we're listing
teachers, I might as well list my own at
Those sounds and images have stayed with me a lifetime. (And no, these word lists aren't meant to be exhaustive, merely illustrative and representative.)
4. Mrs. Gladys Curry - I remember most of all her reading wonderful stories to us - Ellen MacGregor's Miss Pickerell series, especially Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars (1951),, and something about Pegasus, the Flying Horse.
5. Miss Gloria Kratzsch ('53) / Mrs. Gloria Young - The whole class was invited to attend her December 1957 wedding. (Yes, Jimmy-Jimmy, of course I remember! I wore my new black velveteen jumper with the Empire waist, a white silky long-sleeved blouse, black tights, and black patent leather pumps.)
6. Mrs. Eunice Bassett Leyland - My All-Time Favorite Teacher - and that's saying something!
And in fifth grade we began band lessons, under the tutelage of Mrs. Doris Hutton. She used to keep us in time by striking a snare drug stick on the edge of her desk while she counted. What a great woman she was - as were they all!
And before I forgot, I posted that memory as well:
Thanks for the nudge, Doug!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/14/06:
|My condolences on the loss of your
Thank you so much, Sweetie! I really appreciate your kind words.
From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/14/06:
Please publish my thanks to Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66 - of VA) for her list of what our mothers taught us (and what we have taught our children!). I laughed a lot, and I am taking this to school tomorrow to share with my ninth graders as we talk about lessons learned in the classic, To Kill A Mockingbird.
Jamey - A great find - thanks so much!
Cousin (and glad of it) Pam
Thank you, Cousin Pam! Jamey's piece is a classic, isn't it?
From Tom Oxner ('65) of AR - 05/14/06:
|I really enjoyed the motherly sayings
Jamie Douglas Bacon ('66 - of VA).
They were a hoot!
Thanks, Tom! They do seem to have made a big hit!
I also enjoyed the cartoon about the full service gas station. Here in Conway, AR (a rapidly growing town of about 50,000) we still have a full service gas station! Two brothers Bob and Dub (this is in the south, after all) Bell own the station and actually pump your gas and Dub provides stories that are unmatched. While these guys give the impression that they are just good natured rubes, they both have accounting degrees and own several hundred acres of rice fields as well as several other valuable real estate holdings.
I do not believe anyone can top Southerners in their ability to completely disarm strangers! Thanks again, Tom!
From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 05/14/06 - "Re: Your Loss":
So very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope this doesn't spoil your Mother's Day. I will remember you and your family in my prayers and have a safe trip to Richmond on Monday. Take Care of Yourself.
Thank you so much, Cathy! My Mother's Day was quite lovely, notwithstanding the sad events surrounding it. We had a nice trip up and back, and it was good to visit with our cousins again. There was a surreal feeling to it after only three weeks to the day, and more than once I heard Yogi Berra being quoted: "Deja vu all over again!"
I do really appreciate your prayers and concern, Cathy! It means a great deal at moments such as these.
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 04/14/06 - "Mother's Day":
Happy Mother's Day! Not only are you a very special mother in your own right, but you are a very special 'MOM' to all of us. You make us look after one another, show good manners and keep us close. Thank you.
Thank you, Linda May!
Linda May B. Crayton
Wasn't that a hoot?!? Thanks again, Linda - and Jamey!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/14/06 - "A Very Bittersweet Day":
|When I saw
Christine Wilson Starkman's ('68 - of CA) reminiscence about her old
Newmarket home, I had to pop by there today en route to my mother's.
Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14,
1122 80th Street in Newmarket Village, Newport News, VA
WOWZERS!!! How cool! And how very thoughtful of you, David! I posted these for you - and for Chris!
Sooo, the day was off to a great start. I put my
mother in the car for a ride around the Peninsula, and we found our way to
Chesapeake Avenue. It started to go downhill from there. Remember the
magnificent old home, The Anchorage? I am sure glad that we have the old
post card and contemporary image of it, because it is now gone ... leveled
.... razed ... history.
Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14,
Chesapeake Avenue at Maple Avenue, Newport News, VA
I had some very important personal history with that old home, so I was very saddened to see it ... er ..... NOT see it.
GASP!!! I am shocked beyond words that those barbarians razed The Anchorage! It was such an incredibly beautiful home! How horrible for you to have come across such a sickening sight unawares! I am so very sorry, David!
As painful as it was, I posted them:
I hope you are sitting down; it gets worse. We
ventured over to Greenlawn Cemetery to pay respects to ancestors (my Granny
and Great-Granny) and exited into East End. I was working my way west to go
north on Marshall, when I came upon the old Municipal Pool .... or what
remains of it.
|Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14, 2006, 1:03 PM||Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14, 2006, 1:04 PM|
And the pool, too?? I remember how Joe Madagan (57 - of FL) described its construction in such loving terms.
You're right. I'm glad I was sitting down......
A word to all my TYPHOON friends: HOLD THOSE MEMORIES VERY CLOSE; EACH DAY MORE AND MORE DISAPPEARS.
Oh my goodness, yes! And David, thank you so very much for all your valiant efforts in helping us to document and preserve what was, and what is, and what is forevermore gone from us! You are my hero, Captain!
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 05/18/06:
Hey, Girl - are you ok???
Well, John, lemme think a sec. My aunt died on April 21, my uncle died on May 11, and just as your note arrived, I found out my oldest sister, Margaret, has terminal cancer.
I've been a whole lot better, Sweetie, I most surely have! Thanks so much for asking after me; I really do appreciate it!
From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 05/18/06 - "Remember When":
|I found this page, Check it
This is for us who have learned to appreciate getting older and what it really means. Let the music load, you will love the song as well!
Thank you so very much!
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
Henceforth, it will be repeated
here, lest you forget:
YOU ARE INVITED!!
The NNHS Class of 1957
will hold its annual picnic
on Saturday, June 3, 2006.
If you would like to renew old friendships, send a check in the
amount of $10 for each attendee made out
W. D. Dangler,
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 05/10/06:
sponsored by the NNHS Class of 1961
in honor of their graduation 45 years ago will be held
on Saturday, July 1, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel, Hampton, VA at 6:30 PM. There will be a social hour/dinner, at a cost of $65 per person.
On Sunday, July 2, 2006, there will be a Sunday morning brunch, also at the Radisson, for the cost of $20.
If you attend both events, the combined cost will be $75.
The Radisson is holding a block of rooms until June 14 for $139 plus tax.
CONTACT Jane Monfalcone Simmons
The Great Open Reunion
by the NNHS Class
in honor of their graduation 40 years ago will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM at RJ’s Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, NN, VA.
On Saturday, September 30, 2006, meet at 11:00 AM at Newport News High School (now Huntington Hall) for a tour of the high school and gym.
Parking is available next to the gym on Huntington Avenue.
On Saturday, September 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to midnight,,the grand affair will be held at Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA, 757-599-4460.
CONTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/15/06:
The 60th Birthday Celebration
for Members of the NNHS Class of 1964
will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2006, 7:00 - 11:00 PM at Spirit Events, 12672 Patrick Henry Drive,
Newport News, VA 23602.
INFORMAL "SOCK HOP" (WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM), CATERED FOOD, ADULT BEVERAGES, MUSIC, DANCING, BIRTHDAY CAKE
CONTACT Dave Spriggs firstname.lastname@example.org
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/27/06:
Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by Aug. 1.
at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality
Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all
CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
"Dinner" Planning Meetings for
The Class of 1962!
They would love to have as many of their classmates as possible to participate in the future as they plan the details of their upcoming 45-Year Reunion!! Please plan to join them at their next meeting.
If you did not receive an announcement, they do not have your address.
Please email Pat Floyd Pride at email@example.com
or Brenda Amos Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
for directions, and so that you can stay in touch.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 05/10/06:
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/12/06 - "Funnies" (#2 in a series of 9):
It took a great deal of good old redneck duct tape, but I did manage to prevent myself from commenting on this one.......
Thank you, Gorgeous!
From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 04/30/06 - "Got Gas Yet?" (#7 in a series of 9):
Just signs of the times
And just imagine the delicious fumes your vehicle will emit....
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06 - "Why I love the south" (#50 in a Series):
If you can stop laughing, you might include one of these each upcoming newsletter .... unless you think it undignified.
From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 05/15/06 - "End of Iraq War":
The Pentagon announced TODAY the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces (USRSF) .
These Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas boys will be dropped off into Iraq and have been given only the following facts about terrorists:
1. The season opened today.
2. There is no limit.
3. They taste just like chicken.
4. They don't like beer, pickups, country music or Jesus.
5. They are directly responsible for the death of Dale Earnhardt.
The Pentagon expects the problem in Iraq to be over by Friday .
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Janice!
There is much more exciting news that was all ready, but we just ran out of space today, so come back tomorrow!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Words by Carl Sigman; Music by Robert Maxwell, 1953
First the tide rushes in
Plants a kiss on the shore
Then rolls out to sea
And the sea is very still once more
So I rush to your side
Like the oncoming tide
With one burning thought
Will your arms open wide
At last we're face to face
And as we kiss through an embrace
I can tell, I can feel
You are love, you are real
In the rain, in the dark, in the sun
Like the tide at its ebb
I'm at peace in the web
Of your arms
"Ebb Tide" midi courtesy of Cat's Illustrated - 04/16/02
"Ebb Tide" lyrics courtesy of http://www.sing365.com/music/Lyric.nsf/Ebb-Tide-lyrics-Frank-Sinatra/10F59FBD8C7CDEEC4825691F0007BC0D - 04/16/06
Grandview Beach Images courtesy of - uh - ME - 10/27/00
Blue Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 05/16/06
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Animated Birthday Cake Courtesy of Gathered Gifs at http://members.tripod.com/~B123/cd/cake12.gif - 04/15/04
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