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06/08/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Robert Schumann's 196th Birthday

"Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm.

- Robert Schumann
(08 June 1810 - 29 July 1856)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,      

   This Newsletter has taught me one thing about myself of which I was previously unaware.

   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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg

   Oh, Gloria, this is just such fun!  What a hoot!!!  (But, um, you dance with him, and I'll stick with the slow dances..........)

   Thanks, Lady!

 

       


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/07/06 - "Tut Barking...":

The 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 it enough!    STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Steps

20 March 2006

 My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously.. Please read:

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm, Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. ...

 

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

 Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR (STRoke). Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

 S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

 T *Ask the person to TALK,  to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. . . "It is sunny out today.").

 R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

{NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue... if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke}

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.     

 

   Thank you so very much, Joan.  This information is absolutely essential to know!

 


BACKLOGS:

   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...

   Agreed........

 
 
 
  
  
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:

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

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

   And we'll continue with Bill's observations in the next Newsletter.....

 

                                                                 



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:
 

 
The NNHS Classes
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,
Williamsburg, VA.

The cost will be $30 per person.

 
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 RJs 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
 

 


    I'll be back tomorrow - really, I will!

   Y'all take extra good 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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Schumann's Toccata Opus 7


Schumann's "Toccata Opus 7" midi (sequenced by David 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
Thanks, Dave!

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 Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Birthday Cake Courtesy of Gathered Gifs at http://members.tripod.com/~B123/cd/cake12.gif - 04/15/04

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