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06/15/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Edvard Grieg's 163rd Birthday

"It is great to have friends when one is young, but indeed it is
still more so when you are getting old. When we are young,
 friends are, like everything else, a matter of course.
In the old days we know what it means to have them.

- Edvard Grieg
(15 June 1843 - 4 Sep 1907)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    I was struck by the poignancy of this quotation from Grieg, and even more so when I realized that he was barely 64 when he died.  I mean, YOWZERONI, that's not even old!

   But isn't this just the most delightful music?!?

 


From Our Wizard of Wonderment,     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA  - 06/04/06:

..... Now, Grieg is another matter. Several come to mind, all from Peer Gynt and all instantly recognizable: 

In The Hall of the Mountain King - too plodding and bombastic.

Morning - too soothing ... it will lull the readers to sleep.

Anitra's Dance - perfect.

 
 ABSOLUTELY!!!  Thank you so much, David!   

If y'all want to listen to more, see this link from Captain Spriggs:

http://www.mnc.net/norway/EHG.htm

 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 06/15/06:

   I love Grieg!  I love this piece that David found in particular, but I absolutely adore so many of Grieg's compositions!  Did I tell you that I finally realized on Sunday (with a little help from a friend) that it was Grieg's Piano Concerto in A that I so often play in my dreams?
 
  . http://www.midicenter.com/midi/midi_files/classical/home.htm

Piano Concerto in A, Grieg 69kb

   Ahhh - what a great dream!  The floor quietly but surely rotates to reveal an entire orchestra to lend their support - just like in those old movie musicals from the 30's I used to watch when I was home, uh, "sick".

 


  From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 06/14/06 - "BUNGLES":

Since Bungles has been mentioned so much lately, I thought I would send you a picture of Bungles for the website.

   WOWZERONI!!!  What a treasure!!!  Thanks for sharing that with us, Edna!  

     And your timing was perfect. I had just finished creating this new page when your note arrived last night:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/television.html - brand new page!

   
     
     


More From Our Wizard of Wonderment,     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA  - 06/15/06:

MIDI music for television is a real challenge..... I joined (five vintage) WAV files in MP3 format and got it down to 64kB. 

Much Better!!!

"Much Better"?!?  WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!
 
   David, you, Sir, are a super genius!  I just knew you'd have a brilliant idea!  That is soooo cool!!!  Thanks so much!

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

And .... since memories are floating in about our old TV personalities, permit me to add a few:

Joe Foulkes:  1950s (and later) weather man, retired Naval Reserve Chief Aerographer's Mate. He could draw a perfect isobar and pressure front freehand with a Magic Marker, and I will never forget his military brandishing of it before stowing it in his jacket breast pocket or his salute at sign-off.  I once "heard" him in the Norfolk Navy Exchange ... long before I saw him. There was no voice like that anywhere else. Joe passed away in August 1993.

Jeff Dane:  
"Let's get nostalgic - When WTKR executives announced they were refurbishing the station's theater to use as a studio for a new locally produced morning show starting Sept. 9, that brought to mind Jeff Dane. Dane, who for 17 years hosted an outdoorsy show called ``Tackle Box'' on Channel 3, told me from his home in Naples, Fla., that he originated many music and variety shows from that theater in the 1950s. ``It has great acoustics,'' said Dane, who's had heart problems of late and had to undergo a triple bypass. Dane says he's recovered nicely. "

(Source:   http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1996/vp960820/08200059.htm )
        
        "Where are they now (update) - Judging by my mail and phone calls, you like the idea of devoting some space in this column to catching up with the people who used to be on TV in this market. Marian Kennedy of Virginia Beach asks if I know what's become of Jeff Dane, who worked at Channel 3 in a number of on-camera jobs when it was WTAR-TV. Dane is perhaps best remembered for doing a show that covered the local fishing and boating scene. Dane, who retired early from WTAR-TV about 17 years ago, is living in Naples, Fla. (1994)" 

(Source: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1994/vp940803/08030043.htm )


Mac MacManus, a.k.a. Poopdeck Pappy, who hosted a kids cartoon show in the
afternoon after school: 

"Two spots per month appear on WAVY-TV 10, "Tidewater Today," hosted by Mac McManus.  Shows are also scheduled for WTKR-TV 3 "News at Noon" and WVEC-TV 13 "Good Morning  Hampton Roads." According to Gammisch, "The programs keep the public informed about research at VIMS, local Sea Grant projects, and help to educate the public about the importance of Virginia's marine resources." 

(Source:  http://www.vims.edu/GreyLit/SeaGrant/vmrb19-1.pdf)

Regarding Bungles The Clown:  If memory serves, he had a special wave for the kids.
He raised his right hand, palm facing the camera, and flexed his pinky finger.


   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! I spent a good two hours this morning trying to find something about Poopdeck Pappy to no avail.  I used to watch him with my daddy as we drank our lime "Real Cool" which Poopdeck hawked.  Thanks so much, Dave!

   So there you are, Sweetie-Pies - a brand new page for you to share your combined memories of TV as we knew in back in the olden days.

 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 06/15/06 - "Our Old Neighborhoods":

   This section is so embryonic, I'm embarrassed to show it to you now, but it will develop quickly, I'm sure:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/neighborhoods.html - brand new section

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/ivy-farm-area.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/STUART-GARDENS-AREA.html -  brand new page

   Obviously, there's plenty of room for memory sharing here.

 


From My Niece, Shari of VA - 06/12/06 - "It Only Takes a Minute":

favor to ask, it only takes a minute.... 

Y* 6 * Y
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Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

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AGAIN
, PLEASE TELL 10 FRIENDS TO TELL 10 TODAY

   And I've made this so easy for you.  Look at the top of every Newsletter - and CLICK!

   Thanks, Shari!

 



On June 15, 1215, England's King John put his seal to Magna Carta ("the Great Charter") at Runnymede.

   And aren't you glad?!?



ALERTS:  

  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 06/13/06:

Carol,
 
Just a reminder about the cost of the 1966 reunion.  It will go from $50 per person to $60 per person July 2nd.  Please let people know about the increase (it was in the original letter).  We have catering and other financial deadlines to meet, as all reunions do, so we need to have the money as soon as possible from those that are going to attend.
 
Thanks!

   Thank you, Dee!  Sometimes we forget!  So don't forget!  You DON'T want to miss this one!

 



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 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
 

 


 
   There were several more items of a time-sensitive nature today, and I'm quite embarrassed to say that I ran completely out of time before I processed any of them.  I'll carry them tomorrow, but it won't be the same....

   Y'all take extra good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

 

                          Love to all, Carol

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Anitra's Dance

- Edvard Grieg


"Anitra's Dance" midi from Grieg's "Peer Gynt" courtesy of http://www.mnc.net/norway/EHG.htm
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/04/06
Thanks, Dave!

First Image of Edvard Grieg courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/cultura_nordica/Eilif_Peterssen.html - 06/11/06

Second Image of Edvard Grieg (1890) courtesy of http://www.mnc.net/norway/GRIEG.HTM - 06/11/06

Peach Zigzag Divider Line courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars26.html - 11/28/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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

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