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Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|Did you remember the significance of today's date? Of course you did!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 05/29/07 - "How I Spent My Tuesday Morning":
Sustaining Underwriters and Emergency Responders - THIS IS THE MORE COMPLETE LIST!
Obviously, this page is in the process of being seriously and completely revamped, almost on a daily basis. As I am not sure which of y'all wished to remain anonymous, if you have contributed to either of these funds, please drop me a line (as some of y'all have) and let me know your wishes. I'll then replace each "Anonymous" listing with your name or other wording. Thanks so much!
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today to Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!
Tomorrow we have Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL and Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA, and Fred Field ('45) of CA, Al Simms ('60) of VA, and Donnie Morris ('67) of VA all on the seventh.
Many Happy Returns to One and All!
From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 05/31/07 AND From Edna Whitcomb Harrison of VA - 06/01/07 - "Buckroe Update & Considered Lawsuit":
To begin with, Option B does not provide one
ample public off-street parking lot for Hampton's public beach in Buckroe. If
any of you had the opportunity to visit Buckroe's public beach over this
Memorial Day you would have seen all the on-street parking spaces taken as
well as every one of Lots B filled with parked cars, the very lots that Option
B plans to use for upscale private homes. How dumb is that considering the
proven need throughout the world for large public parking lots for any public
beach, particularly one as popular as Buckroe's?
After all your exalted efforts for so long to preserve this for us all, I can scarcely imagine your heartbreak and frustration at this point, Sandra!
I do hope you know and can feel the love, appreciation, and admiration we all have for you, and for the incredible fight you and your committee members have fought against such odds.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/01/07 - "~*~ All Things Beautiful ~*~":
Oh, thank you, Shari! Israel is - was - one of my favorite performers! My sons introduced him to me several years ago; I have that song on my computer playlist.
I hope y'all enjoy this, too!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/01/07 - "Let's All Pray":
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/01/07 - "This sounds like a good idea":
Thank you, Joyce! I am in total agreement with you!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/01/07 - "Those Born 1930-1979":
Those Born 1930-1979
READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-Aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because, WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computer! s, no Internet or chat rooms.......
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
While you are at it, tell it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:
"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
Good Question!! I don't think so!!!!!
It's really quite amazing, isn't it, Joyce?!? GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Lady!
From Patty Dunn of NC - 06/01/07 - "NNHS 65 website":
Hi, Patty! It's so exciting
hearing from you! We're in the business of helping people find each other
again, so I hope someone will have some information for you.
I don't personally know any of the people you mentioned, but I suspect that's because they're all so much younger than I. I just spotted a Nancy Stanfield ('68) in the '67 yearbook (which is not indexed). She's the only Stanfield listed in the '66 yearbook also.
We'll see what the others can tell you, so hang in there!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/02/07 - "NNHS 65 website and the Stanfield's":
Just for fun, I searched for any "Robert Stanfield" in
VA. Only one popped up, and he is in Poquoson.
Patty should try there first:
.... and while I was at it:
WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Dave!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/02/07 - "NNHS 65 website and the Stanfield's":
I thought that bells were going off in my head when I said "Bonnie Stanfield". And now I know why: she is a 1964 classmate. (See 1964 Anchor, p. 163)
|Bonnie Jean Stanfield|
|Fall of 1963|
Bonnie J. Stanfield Cheshewalla
1904 Dilmont Avenue
And this came from the Internet:
WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, David!
And that's just one of the many reasons why he's known as our Wizard of Wonderment!
From Patty Dunn of NC - 06/02/07 - "Re: More Stanfields":
Oh, yes, ma'am, I do indeed!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/02/07 - "The Stanfield's and the McCall's":
Wellll .... it seems that my puter is temporarily ill. This is originating from a friend's house in P-Town.....
I went to the Hilton Library and found Hills 1964 listings for McCalls and Stanfields on the 200 block of 48th Street. The McCall listing was 223-48th. On the way home, I swung by 48th, knowing that all had been leveled years ago. But ..... the lone remaining home is 223, so i snapped some images.
However, until my puter gets well, I cannot process them.
ARGHH!!! David, I think the thought of your computer behaving badly frightens me almost as much as if my own were having similar problems!
I was delighted and relieved to learn subsequently that your computer issues had been resolved!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/01/07 - "Sea of Love":
Through concentrated effort, I'm doing much better at that now, Joe! Thanks, Sweet Adonis - for everything!
From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 06/02/07 - "Sea of Love":
WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Thanks for sharing this with us, Jennie - and CONGRATULATIONS!
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 06/02/07 - "Picnic":
Thanks, Dave! I've added them, too!
From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 06/02/07 - "Class of 1962 Reunion":
I noticed on the site the dates given for the Class of 1962 Reunion are Oct 12-13, 2007 but the letter I got says reunion date is Sep 21 and 22 of 2007. Please clarify.
The Class of 1962 Reunion has indeed been postponed for a month due to some unavoidable circumstance:
I'm sure that Brenda Amos Williams ('62 - of VA) can answer your questions concerning this.
Thanks for double checking, Jennie!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/02/06 - "Sea of Love Newsletter":
Glad to see "The City of New Orleans" stirred some interest in music among the TYPHOON Nation!!!
Of course, everyone knows Willie Nelson performed a great rendition of this song! It certainly is one of my favorites. And Arlo Guthrie singing this song is on my iPod as well.
However, David Whitley ('67) of VA AKA "Gorgeous" (to a certain web mistress and other "Ms. TYPHOON") gave us a good tip on some more music to enlighten our lives with the reminder that this train song was written by Steve Goodman. A quick check of iTunes where he is the composer and performer gave me a lot of laughs this morning. Such songs as "Vegamatic", "Go Cubs Go", and "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request" are hilarious.
I just love it when your subscribers participate and contribute, and this was a good morning for it!
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
It is great fun, Joe, and I believe we have more forthcoming on this subject, so stay tuned....
And, oh, it's not MY fault that David is so gorgeous! WILD GIGGLES!!!
Thanks again, Adonis!
From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 06/02/07 - "Wrong Funeral (wonderful story)":
Good evening. This will make
you smile. Enjoy your day!
Consumed by my loss, I didn't notice the hardness of the pew where I sat. I was at the funeral of my dearest friend -- my mother. She finally had lost her long battle with cancer. The hurt was so intense; I found it hard to breathe at times. Always supportive, Mother clapped loudest at my school plays, held a box of tissues while listening to my first heartbreak, comforted me at my father's death, encouraged me in college, and prayed for me my entire life.
When mother's illness was diagnosed, my sister had a new baby and my brother had recently married his childhood sweetheart, so it fell on me, the 27-year-old middle child without entanglements, to take care of her. I counted it an honor. "What now, Lord?" I asked sitti ng in church. My life stretched out before me as an empty abyss. My brother sat stoically with his face toward the cross while clutching his wife's hand. My sister sat slumped against her husband's shoulder, his arms around her as she cradled their child. All so deeply grieving, no one noticed I sat alone.
My place had been with our mother, preparing her meals, helping her walk, taking her to the doctor, seeing to her medication, reading the Bible together. Now she was with the Lord. My work was finished, and I was alone. I heard a door open and slam shut at the back of the church. Quick footsteps hurried along the carpeted floor. An exasperated young man looked around briefly and then sat next to me. He folded his hands and placed them on his lap. His eyes were brimming with tears. He began to sniffle. "I'm late," he explained, though no explanation was necessary.
After several eulogies, he leaned over and commented, "Why do they keep calling Mary by the name of 'Mar garet?'"
"Because that was her name, Margaret. Never Mary. No one called her 'Mary,'" I whispered. I wondered why this person couldn't have sat on the other side of the church He interrupted my grieving with his tears and fidgeting. Who was this stranger anyway?
"No, that isn't correct," he insisted, as several people glanced over at us whispering, "Her name is Mary, Mary Peters."
"That isn't who this is."
"Isn't this the Lutheran church?"
"No, the Lutheran church is across the street."
"I believe you're at the wrong funeral, Sir."
The solemnness of the occasion mixed with the realization of the man's mistake bubbled up inside me and came out as laughter. I cupped my hands over my face, hoping it would be interpreted as sobs.
The creaking pew gave me away. Sharp looks from other mourners only made the situation seem more hilarious.
I peeked at the bewildered, misguided man seated beside me. He was laughing, too, as he glan ced around, deciding it was too late for an uneventful exit. I imagined Mother laughing.
At the final "Amen," we darted out a door and into the parking lot. "I do believe we'll be the talk of the town," he smiled. He said his name was Rick and since he had missed his aunt's funeral, asked me out for a cup of coffee.
That afternoon began a lifelong journey for me with this man who attended the wrong funeral, but was in the right place. A year after our meeting, we were married at a country church where he was the assistant pastor. This time we both arrived at the same church, right on time.
In my time of sorrow, God gave me laughter. In place of loneliness, God gave me love. This past June we celebrated our twenty-second wedding anniversary. Whenever anyone asks us how we met, Rick tells them, "Her mother and my Aunt Mary introduced us, and it's truly a match made in heaven."
I do love this story, Renee - for so many reasons! Thanks for sharing it with us!
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 06/02/07 - "Hi Carol":
Sounds like things are doing much better now. Just wanted to let your know it is OK to list my name under the donors from the class of 63, maybe it will spur a few more '63 classmates to contribute; I forgot to tell you in my letter. Also, if you show Military Affiliation you can show me as USMC Vietnam Era Vet.
Will send another donation to the continued support fund in a couple weeks when I finish with a little trip I am planning.
Butch Ragland, NNHS '63 formerly known as Henry!!!
Thank you so much, Butch! I really do appreciate it - and I now have your name so listed:
Sustaining Underwriters and Emergency Responders
And you've raised a point I've been meaning to address for some time now.
I first started adding the military logos before each name last Memorial Day:
It looked so cool and paid such a particular homage, that I wondered why I had never done such a thing before. Several months later, I remembered. It relies completely on my so-called memory - and we all know how bad that is.
I wonder just how often I am offending someone by failing to post that logo when it belongs there. The very thought of such a glaring and disrespectful omission gives me the shivers!
The only protection I have against such a thing is if y'all give me permission to post you on the Famous Military pages:
Then I can double-check it each time, until I've truly learned it past all forgetting. And oh - looky, Butch -you're not listed here:
So this would be yet another plea to all of y'all for submissions and inclusions on these pages. If you - or your children, siblings, parents, or grandparents - served in the Armed Forces of our nation, please consider listing them with us. All we need is a full name, a date and place of birth (and of death, if applicable), and any other educational or occupational information you wish to include.
Images are an exciting bonus. Marines can have any and all photos available; those in the other branches of service are restricted to pictures in uniform. Why? Because I made the silly rule, and I'm a mega-brat, that's why!
"Oh, you didn't know?!?"
Thanks again, Butch!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL 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:
As these six messages were consuming so much space on each Newsletter, I've decided just to publish the NEXT upcoming reunion on each Newsletter:
The NNHS Class of 1965 will celebrate their 60th Birthdays
Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Shelter #12 at Newport News Park on
Jefferson Avenue in NN from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.
Cost of the
picnic will be $10.00 per person, and includes all food and
beverages. Newport News Park allows only
CONTACT: Dave Arnold at email@example.com or call him at 757-618-6646.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 06/02/07:
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#21 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
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Music by Jay Ungar
The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan.
The pines and the willows know soon we will part.
There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken,
And a love that will always remain in my heart.
My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.
Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we've sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?
Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
Over the lake the stars shine.
They wonder if you and I will be keeping
The magic and music, or leave them behind.
"Ashokan Farewell" midi
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Farewell" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Dave! I did not know that lyrics existed!
First Image of Jefferson Davis courtesy of http://www.onlinelittlerock.com/content/historic/civil-war-photos.htm - 05/31/06
Second Image of Jefferson Davis courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~azrebel/page10.html - 05/31/06
Confederate Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergifs.com/confederate/indexr1.html - 05/31/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Anchor clip art courtesy of
(FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
- one of my
Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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