- NNHS Newsletter
"Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm.”
- Robert Schumann
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Newsletter has taught me one thing about myself of which I was previously
I am just not a Schumann fan.......
In fact, I'm going to cut this letter short simply because this splendid (and downright amazing, really!) MIDI file of Schumann's brilliant Toccata is causing me to want to throw something........
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 06/07/06:
I hope you are able to open this.......it's hilarious
and fun to watch. And I want to dance
with this guy!
Oh, Gloria, this is just such fun! What a hoot!!! (But, um, you dance with him, and I'll stick with the slow dances..........)
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/07/06 - "Tut Barking...":
video of the cat barking that your son
Josh (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '95 - of NC)
sent you...I believe the cat was talking to the birds. My big tom cat does
the same thing...not quite as loud!
Your big fat cat knows how to bark?!?
That's mighty impressive, Jean! And he's talking to the
birds, you say? My, my, my!
Thanks for telling us this, Lady! I'm always amazed by what I learn from y'all!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause
('60) of VA - 06/07/06 - "Stroke Warning Signs - sorry,
this one is a serious e-mail and worth the read":
You might have seen this but
you cannot see
Remember The 1st Three Steps
20 March 2006
Thank you so very much, Joan. This information is absolutely essential to know!
And no, I don't know why I so often fall behind...
To quote one of my favorite lines from Tombstone (1993), Doc Holliday: "Well, I suppose I'm deranged."
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC to
Joe Madagan ('57)
of FL - 05/25/06 - "North End Nostalgia":
Joe (and hello, Carol):
I spent a couple of hours, yesterday, thoroughly exploring that great web site. Takes a while to comprehend all that's there. So much of it is very reflective of my youth - while living in the 300 block of 72nd Street between 1945 and 1957. My compliments to both of you, and to the others who have spent countless hours - obviously - to create this potpourri of the past.......
Now for a couple more 'small world' observations, based on yesterday's study of Carol's web site:
I was delighted - as was my wife (who attended Parkview Grammar School in grades 1-7) to read 'the rest of the story' about the hand-painted brick. That's because another of our high school classmates (who also went to Parkview) gave her one of those previous bricks several years ago. Neither one of us knew the story of it origin, but now - thanks to you - we do. See...
Actually, I went to Parkview for a short period of time, but was at Hilton for grades 3-7. Nevertheless, I always thought Parkview was a classic building - and looked like what a grammar school should look like. What's there now is a sad substitute...
Thank you so much, Bill! What a great addition! There's been far too little activity on this page, and this was such a fun twist! I redesigned that poor neglected page in its honor:
And we'll continue with Bill's observations in the next Newsletter.....
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:
of February and June 1946
are having their 60-Year Reunion
on Saturday, June 10, 2006
from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
at the Williamsburg Country Club,
The cost will be $30 per person.
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:
I'll be back tomorrow - really, I will!
Y'all take extra good 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
Schumann's Toccata Opus 7
Schumann's "Toccata Opus 7" midi
Dobson in 1999 when he was but 17 years old!)
courtesy of http://www.members.tripod.com/David_Dobson/schumids.html - 06/07/06
from a site suggested by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/04/06
First Image of Robert Schumann courtesy of http://www.karadar.com/PhotoGallery/schumann.html - 06/07/06
Second Image of Robert Schumann courtesy of http://www.marcelproust.it/musica/schumann.htm - 06/07/06
Gold Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 01/05/06
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 0406/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the
South Pacific during WWII.
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Animated Birthday Cake Courtesy of Gathered Gifs at http://members.tripod.com/~B123/cd/cake12.gif - 04/15/04
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