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05/18/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Ebb Tide

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes,
and he who would have it otherwise
would have high tide always
and a full moon every night.”

- Hal Borland
(14 May 1900 - 22 Feb 1978)

   
Friday, October 27, 2000
Grandview Beach,
Hampton, Virginia
Friday, October 27, 2000
Grandview Beach,
Hampton, Virginia
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We had a longer break than I had intended between Newsletters.  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:

http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat/my-favorite-events-places.html

   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......

 


NEWBIES:

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.

 
Thanks,
 
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:

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

   (I'll be scanning your images as the night progresses.......)

 


From Alex Nicol ('49) of VA - 05/12/06 - "Happy Mother's Day!"

Hi Carol,
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":

Hi Carol:

I hope you are having an enjoyable Mothers' Day.

   Thanks, Doug - I did!

I am writing because of the recent spurt of remembrances of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, brought on by the questions about May Day celebrations in school.  I have always been a little disappointed that more hasn't be written about it in the past.  I attended the first and second grades there.  Even though I actually lived within walking distance of Magruder School, my mother, who taught second grade at T. J. at the time, decided to send me there so I could ride back and forth with her.  I have been trying for some time to remember my first and second grade teachers' names, and was glad to see them mentioned today in your newsletter.  My first grade teacher was Mrs. Brockley (I knew it sounded like "brocolli").  My second grade teacher was the other second grade teacher besides my mother.  Let's see, would that be Mrs. Stallings, or Mrs. Starling?

The principal, Ethel Taylor, was sort of related to me by marriage.  My Uncle Lloyd's wife was the former Eunice Taylor, who was Ethel's sister.  Ms. Taylor was an imposing and frightening figure, as I recall, and the only reason I knew we were (kind of) related was that Aunt Eunice would visit her when she came on visits from Lansdowne, PA.

My sister    (Mary Sue Nelson - '52 - of VA) has in her possession, because she considers herself the keeper of the family flame, my first grade class picture.  In that picture is Nancy Mitchell (Wynne - '64 - of MD) and    Jimmy DeBerry ('64 - of VA), among others from high school.   I remember Nancy much more clearly from the first grade than I do from high school.  The reverse is true with Jimmy.  I was surprised to see his clearly recognizable face in the picture the last time I looked at it years ago.

As someone suggested in the newsletter today, memories are funny, fragmentary things that can play tricks on you.  But, I do vaguely remember a May Day celebration on the playground at T. J.  In my memory fragment I am not participating, but watching from a distance the girls dance or run around the Maypole interweaving paper colored ribbons around the pole.  I also have memory glimpses of standing in line in the cafeteria holding one of those yellow punch cards.  The smell of that cafeteria at lunch time is something that comes clearly in my mind at the funniest times.  I also remember little, whole loaves of Betty Lewis bread, that I loved.

You really do a great job,

       Doug Nelson
       Dahlgren, VA.
 

   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:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/our-schools.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/thomas-jefferson-school.html

   While we're listing teachers, I might as well list my own at Magruder School:

1. Mrs. Hatcher -
I arrived mid-year in her class.  I wish I knew her first name.....

2. Miss Charlotte Winstead - 
I was afraid of her - but then, I was pretty much afraid of everybody......

3. Mrs. Thelma Hudgins -
Remember her countless reading/spelling drills, those little mini-flash card phonics charts on the wall by the door?  The initial sounds would be changed, and the class would repeat each newly created word:
 

 
b-an
br-an
c-an
f-an
m-an
p-an
pl-an
r-an
sp-an
t-an
v-an
b-at
br-at
c-at
dr-at
f-at
fr-at
h-at
m-at
p-at
r-at
s-at
sl-at
sp-at
spl-at
t-at
v-at
f-air
fl-air
h-air
l-air
p-air
st-air

b-are
bl-are
c-are
d-are
f-are
fl-are
gl-are
h-are
m-are
p-are
r-are
sn-are
sp-are
st-are
t-are
w-are

 b-ear
p-ear
t-ear
w-ear

d-ear
f-ear
h-ear
n-ear
r-ear
t-ear
 

b-in
d-in
f-in
g-in
gr-in
k-in
p-in
sh-in
s-in
sp-in
t-in
tw-in
w-in
b-oss
dr-oss
fl-oss
gl-oss
gr-oss
m-oss
t-oss
b-oat
c-oat
fl-oat
g-oat
gl-oat
m-oat

d-ote
n-ote
qu-ote
sm-ote
t-ote
v-ote
wr-ote

b-ug
d-ug
dr-ug
h-ug
j-ug
l-ug
m-ug
pl-ug
p-ug
r-ug
shr-ug
sl-ug
sn-ug
t-ug

   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:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/our-schools.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/bankhead-magruder-school.html

   Thanks for the nudge, Doug!


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/14/06:

My condolences on the loss of your Uncle ....

Dave

   Thank you so much, Sweetie!  I really appreciate your kind words.

 


  From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/14/06:

Carol,
     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 from    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":

Hi Carol: 

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. 

Cathy Hudson

   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":

Hi Carol,

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!

Also to 
 Jamey (Douglas Bacon - '66 - of VA). Honey, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your mother's day tribute. I kept reading all those mushy, lovey dovey renditions of perfection and thought....Did no one know my mother? Then yours came into view. It took a long time to read because my eyes kept squeezing shut from laughing and I had to rest a minute to continue. That was great. Thank You.

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, 2006
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!

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

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CREATE-MOSG.html

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, 2006
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:

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

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-C-G.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/east-end.html

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......

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

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-S-Z.html

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

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???
 
John London

    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 out at: http://www.marycy.org/remember.html

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!


  
Cookie, it may just be the way I was feeling when this arrived, but it - and the accompanying cry - were just what I needed at this moment.  I've attached it to my favorite sites on my personal page so I won't lose it:

http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat/

   Thank you so very much!

 




REUNION REMINDERS:  

   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

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

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

   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

The Picnic will be held at the Newport News Park Shelter #19  from 11:00 AM till dark.  
The menu includes
homemade 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:

 
W. D. Dangler, 318 - 57th Street,
Newport News
, VA  23607

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 05/10/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1957.html

 
The Super Open Reunion
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
at
janesi722@cox.net or 757-898-5009
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/26/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1961.html

 
The Great Open Reunion sponsored by the NNHS Class of 1966
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.

CO
NTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at dhbartram@cox.net.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/15/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1966.html
 

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 at nnhs64@cox.net
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/27/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1964-B.html

 

 
The 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.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006 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 classmates
who wish to attend. 

CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at jandcelliott@aol.com
or 757-868-1111
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
04/19/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1956.html


"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
patnnhs@cox.net
or Brenda Amos Williams at
typhoonmom@juno.com

for directions, and so that you can stay in touch
.
 

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
 
http://geocities.com/typhoonmom1/

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 05/10/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html
 

 



  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):

Carol

Just signs of the times

Richard Dawes
 

   And just imagine the delicious fumes your vehicle will emit....

   Thanks, Dicky! 

 
       
       


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06 - "Why I love the south" (#50 in a Series):

Carol,
 
If you can stop laughing, you might include one of these each upcoming newsletter .... unless you think it undignified. 

D
 

 

  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

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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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Ebb Tide

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
Really mine

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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