05/28/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Stairway to Heaven
“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I just realized that in all these years, we've never once used Stairway to Heaven anywhere.
"How can this be?," you may well ask.
There are probably two or three reasons for this, but I'm gonna go with the one involving my OCD. When I first opened the site in July of 2000, long before the Newsletters existed, I was exceedingly particular to ensure that no music included was written after June of 1965. I know, it's sad - pathetic, really. Try not to think abut it.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81eSIwsLcWg - Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
1. From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 05/26/09 - " Myra Wilkins Golden ('61) of MT":
"... Myra is in St.
Paul's Hospital in Helena, MT. She had a heart attack late Sunday (05/24/09)
night. I talked with Myra about two hours ago, she is doing better and is
expecting to go to a regular room later today and hopefully come home by
Thursday (at the latest as she says).
The doctor doesn't seem to think that there is damage to the heart, but one artery was blocked 100% (they put 2 stints in), and there are two other arteries that are blocked 60% and 70%. Nothing will be done about those two yet; the doctor will wait and see how the first stints do.
Ray took Myra to the hospital late Sunday night after she complained about pain (she thought it was her gallbladder)...."
Oh, no! Thank you for telling us, Al! There's more background on this story which I've not included here at this time, but for now, I've added Myra's name to our Prayer Roll:
2. From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 05/28/09, 4:08 PM - "Fred":
Just a short note....Fred was admitted back to DePaul Hospital today....he apparently aspirated food/drink into his lungs and has what the doctor calls "chemical pneumonia".....he's on oxygen, fluids, antibiotics etc....we only expect him to be there a couple of days to fight off this pneumonia....he is a LOT stronger now than he was after surgery....so recovery should not take too many days.
YOWZERS! Thanks for letting us know, Janice!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
30 -Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL;
31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72);
01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;
02 - Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA;
04 - Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL AND Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
Hit #85,000 was made on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 8:45 AM by an unidentified AOL user.
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 05/29/09 - "George & Mary Helliesen's 40th Anniversary":
|Dear Miss Typhoon,
My wife, Mary, suggested that we send you our wedding picture -- Tomorrow, May 29, is our 40th Wedding Anniversary. Amen, Jesus!!!
George Helliesen '61
|Thursday, May 29, 1969|
|Mary and George|
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 05/27/09 - "Saunders Stadium":
Thought I would share my achievement and memories of Saunders Stadium....I already have a piece of the cement wall that surrounded that place ! I got it in 1959 when I, not being used to power steering, turned a corner and ran into the Stadium wall in my mother's brand new two day old, Plymouth Station Wagon ! The damage done to the wall and the car was nothing compared to the damage that was done to me after my dad told her what happened ! Daddy always ran interference for me and I was never again allowed to drive my mother's car... I would like to add that I was taking Driver's Ed and Lefty Driesell (Granby HS - '50 - of VA) was my teacher. After facing my mom the next hardest thing I had to do was face Lefty and pray that he wouldn't flunk me....he didn't ...such a kind and understanding man...he could have given my mom lessons in compassion ! Every time I look at that small chunk I have memories of Newport News High School that no one else has !
Dimples AKA Sepi
YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI!! What a classic memory! Thanks, Dimples!
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 05/27/09 - "Launchings":
I just came across Launchings, the literary magazine for NNHS in 1964. Would you be interesting in photocopied or scanned pages, or has this already been on the site and I missed it?
Thanks so much, Domi! Those scanned pages would be true treasures!
From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '58) of IL - 05/27/09 - "Chicago Trip":
She looked again and said, "Here you are; I was spelling your name wrong."
She had my card with my name spelled out on it! Anyway I got to go to my session and get my Star pin , which is beautiful, and shed a few tears so it was all worth it?????? I got pictures with some good friends from IL and we started back to the motel.
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks for sharing your Adventures in Chicagoland with us, Judy - and congratulations on achieving your Star pin!
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 05/27/09 - "FORZA ITALIA........":
THEY ARE ONLY 14 YEARS OLD! HOW ABOUT THAT?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqUkUjeF4-c - SerĂˇn el relevo generacional de cantantes como Pavaroti, Bocelli, PlĂˇcido, Carreras, entre otros ...?.
WOWZERONI!!! Remember their names - Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone!
Thanks so much, Evelyn!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/27/09 - "Top 10 Causes of Mortality in U.S. Citizens":
Top 10 Causes of Mortality for All Ages in the United States
By Mark Stibich, Ph.D., About.com
Updated: June 21, 2007 - About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board
See More About:
14.6% of all mortality in the US is from other causes.
source: CDC NVSR
YOWZERS! That's very informative! Thanks, Shari!
From Joan Dinwiddie Smith ('63) of VA - 05/27/09 - "Battle Hymn of the Republic":
Way too good not to share.
Get a load of these high school kids. At the conclusion listen to the high notes on the trumpet . . . played by a high school kid? One of the fathers recorded it, added some graphic enhancements to the recording, and posted it on the web.
Thank you, Joan! This is so wonderful we post it on a regular basis, both for the benefit of those who may not have seen it and those who wish to view it once again!
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 05/27/09 - "A FAREWELL LETTER":
I hope the file transfers with this. While the letter is sad, saying good-bye is never easy. The photos are beautiful and bring back many memories of places I have visited some years ago. Enjoy.
WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Linda-Linda!
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 05/27/09 - "Something to think about":
Wow - so true
MORE WOWZERS! Thanks again, Ev!
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 05/27/09 - "THE MISSISSIPPI SQUIRREL REVIVAL":
THE MISSISSIPPI SQUIRREL REVIVAL - How a church in Mississippi found the Lord by Ray Stevens
IF THIS DON'T PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE, ..... IT'S BROKEN.
Well, I'm glad to know that SOME part of me is not broken! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/18/09 - "Aged Cartoons - loved the last one!" (#10 in a Series of 10):
|Thank you, Gorgeous! These have been a hoot - and you're right; this last one is a doozie!|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2009 - The Class of 1961 will hold a Mini-Reunion: Social get together Saturday night, June 13, 6:00 PM until ? at the David home on Parkway Drive; Breakfast Sunday, June 14, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Saunders home in Isle of Wight. For details, contact Buddy David: Phone (757) 595-4500 or Fax (757) 595-6723 - CLASS OF 1961
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964
5. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com. - CLASS OF 1970
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Stairway to Heaven
Composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant
There's a lady
All that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
There's a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have
In a tree by the brook
There's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are
Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, it makes me wonder
There's a feeling I get
When I look to the west
And my spirit is crying
In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those
Who stand looking
Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, it really makes me wonder
And it's whispered that soon
If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will
Echo with laughter
Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, ooh, whoa, oh
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean
For the May queen
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There's still time to change
The road you're on
And it makes me wonder
Aw, uh, oh
Your head is humming and it won't go
In case you don't know
The piper's calling you to join him
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow?
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The truth will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll
And she's buying a stairway
"Stairway to Heaven" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://patmw.tripod.com/PatMWsMidiCollectionindex.html - 05/28/09
"Stairway to Heaven" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/led_zeppelin/stairway_to_heaven.html - 05/28/09
"Stairway to Heaven" Image courtesy of http://www.sacredhands.co.uk/StairwayToHeaven123.htm - 05/28/09
Gold Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars17.html - 03/21/05 (re-saved 03/22/09)
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
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