06/17/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Lighter, Happier News
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
week has NOT gone as planned. My 16-year old darling daughter, Adrienne,
was to be gone to camp
all week. I had wild visions of things I would be able to accomplish with no interruptions. HA-HA-HA-HA!
On Monday, she was ill, and couldn't leave for camp until Tuesday. On Tuesday I did manage to accomplish
one or two things. On Wednesday I was called away from home for long periods of time on THREE separate
occasions, including (and I am not making this up) an emergency call which came at 12:20 this morning! I was
home only long enough to receive generally bad news. This put a serious crimp in my goal to become a Happy
Hermit. This morning I need to bake about twelve loaves of that Amish Friendship Bread to give away, or bear
the guilt forever in my soul that I let all that starter go to waste. At 1:00 PM my favorite two-year-old boy, Ben,
is arriving to spend the entire afternoon with me while his mama goes to the doctor. And tomorrow night I've
learned we're having company for dinner. This means that I will not only hafta actually COOK sumpin', but I've
a strange feeling my home will need some serious rescuing from the ravages only a precious little toddler can
create. ARGHHHH!!! So much for my fantasies of accomplishing Great and Wondrous Things. But enough
about me; let's talk about you.
From Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 06/16/04:
the fact that you are generally several steps ahead of me, I suppose you know
already that two of
my classmates passed away over the past several days: Kathryn Brinn (Dicus) and Charles Duke. I was aware
that Kathryn Brinn had been ill for some time, but Duke came as a surprise.
Well, Sweetie, actually
this week I am several steps behind you and everyone one else - and I didn't
note until moments after I had released that last Newsletter. And it ALL came as a big shock to me!
But thanks, Jimmy-Jimmy! Stay in touch! Oh - and Joe Madagan ('57) said to tell you "Hi"!
From Mike Ozmer of VA ('63) - 06/16/04:
certainly, Mike! There are over 210 people on the mailing list now, and
they seem to know
all sorts of incredible things! Which one of you knows something about THIS?
Stay tuned, Mike!
From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 06/17/04:
From Me ('65) in NC to Evelyn - 06/17/04:
Small world: The
Moodys went to the same church we did (Trinity Methodist) and my mama used to
Melissa rides on a frequent basis. Jimmy was in the Class of ’61, and Melissa was in the Class of ’67.
According to Jimmy’s obituary, as of three years ago, Melissa was still in Newport News, and still using
her maiden name:
I’ll see if I can find a phone number for you in the morning.
That would be now, Oh Mighty Panel of Experts - whoever you might be.
# 1 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA - 06/15/04:
Thanks for including me. Yes, Joe Madagan ('57) was a very special friend of mine way back when!!!
His sister (Mary Ann) was in my class, NNHS 1956.
I have not read your website entirely, but I will try to include all when time permits. I was the head JV
cheerleader in 1954. Can send you a list if you care to include them in your website. Also have a picture,
but do not know how to send it on the Internet. And, I was a member of the Varsity squad in 1956.
I did not know Joe was in Tampa and have no idea where you are located. I lived away from here for 30
years and returned 13 years ago. I own in and manage a travel agency (Warwick Travel Service), so if I
can ever be a help in the way of travel for NNHS, please let me know - www.warwicktravel.com . About
4 years ago, I did a cruise out of Norfolk for the NNHS class of 1955. Actually, they invited other classes
and ended up with a great group of NNHS classmates and their friends. It was fun to be in contact with
so many former classmates.
Thanks for inviting me to join your website. Please stay in touch.
Many thanks again,
Nancy Bigger Alligood NNHS 1956
Oh, we stay in touch alright. We annoy the
living beebees outta everybody - that's our job! Wild giggles!
Seriously, it's good to have you with us!
I have been in Fayetteville, NC for the past 28 months, very close to Ft. Bragg
and Pope Air Force Base -
which being the military groupie that I am, I find delightful. I'm also four miles and seven minutes from my
sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59), which I find even more delightful, having also been far away for
more than 30 years.
The pictures would be a real treat! You could mail me a hard copy or you
could have someone nearby show
you how to scan and send an attachment on your computer - whatever works best for you.
Your cruises sound delightful! Y'all go See the World!
# 2 and 3 - A husband and wife team: Tim Whitt ('66) and Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA - 06/16/04:
I found this site just by a fluke
My Husband and I both are graduates of NNHS
James Timothy Whitt class of "66"
Katherine Lorraine Presgraves class of "71"
What a great idea!!!
I would like to receive this Newsletter.
YAY!!! - gotta love those flukes! Welcome, Tim and Kathy!
# 4 - Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 06/15/04:
I was glad to find this
web site while surfing. Please
add me to the mailing list.
James M. Dick, Sr.
"Jimmy", Class of '65
From Me ('65) in NC to Jimmy - 06/15/04:
Great to hear from you! Consider yourself added.
So where are you (pick a state, any state...)?
And if you have any great memories, be sure to send them to us.
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 06/15/04:
Wow, your response was
fast. I am impressed! In
answer to your question, I live in Hawthorne, Florida
a small town some 50 miles SW of Jacksonville. I work
in Jax, managing a recycling and waste removal
company. I now in my new life raise horses and have a
wide variety of animals on my ten rural acres. In
short, I have become a country boy although I still
like to go in to the city. I don't ever care to live
through a cold winter again. And I look very forward
to hearing more about classmates with whom I lost
contact for so long. Thanks for providing this service
and I will have to send a stipend to help with the
program upkeep. Thanks, Carol
More FABULOUS News from Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/15/04:
On behalf of the NNHS 64/40
Reunion Committee, I am pleased to report to the Class
of 1964 that our Class Co-Sponsor, Miss Ettalea Kanter, has accepted our invitation
to attend our Reunion on Saturday, October 23rd, 2004. In her reply she stated, in part:
"I now have '64 Class Reunion on my calendar for October 23. I do appreciate
the invitation and look forward to seeing your classmates at the OMNI."
SUPER!!! Miss Kanter also attended the 40th Reunion of the Class of
'63 in October, and she was a knockout!
I had no idea she was one of the teachers; I mistook her for one of the students! And she's still delightful!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/16/05:
ENJOY --THIS IS FUNNY!!
HA-HA-HA! Henry, I never see this without thinking of you!
From Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 06/14/04 (in response to a query by Carol Griffith Moody - '71 of VA):
Thanks, Billy Turner (still one word)! You da man!
From Jennifer Sheppard ('62) of NC - 06/14/04:
WoW! Thanks, Carol, for the
wonderful pages for old NNHS.......they are coming through fine for me....
and I'm enjoying the information very much.
The music is wonderful!!! Thank you so much, Jennifer
Thank you, Jennifer! I'm glad
you're enjoying it! The music can, as you see, largely be attributed to
magnificent talents of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, who is a veritable wizard at both remembering and finding
the most appropriate music for every page. (Thanks, Dave!)
From Sue Scott Moore ('64) of VA - 06/14/04 (who sent us the precious old images several days ago):
Thank you, Carol!! I love those old pictures too!!
Thanks again, Sue! I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't completely captivated by old photos!
From Craig Miller ('63) of FL - 06/15/04:
From Me ('65) in NC to Craig - 06/15/04:
Duh…. I dunno….I
don’t remember Art and Spano's either! All I remember is The Dog House!
remember Mike's at all… Um, I think I only ate at four places: the cafeteria, The Dog House, Woolworth’s, and the Y.
I musta been a real stick-in-the-mud.
Clinton was still missing, last I heard, but Tommy is in Williamsburg. Sorry, I’ve no email addy for him.
I DO remember the pharmacy guy
– and his face, and his hands - but not the conversation! That’s funny!!! And
don’t remember his name, but I'll bet Larry Puckette ('63) would! Let’s ask Dianne (Adams Puckette - '65)! Oh, Dianne....
From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/16/04:
Okay, here is the rest of the scoop on Charlie. He is Dr. Charles C.
Phillips, MS, MPH, CIH.
He was born Jan 30, 1947 in Lakeland, Florida. He served in the Army from 1969 until he
retired in 1989. He is now an Industrial Hygienist with a firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. And
as his sister, I can say he is a sweetheart.
Cookie! This information has now been added to Charlie's entry (with his
on Famous Soldiers:
And I knew that "sweetheart" part already! (Hi, Charlie!)
Note to all
former Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines out there: Send me your data, and
can be Rich and Famous! Well, famous, anyway...
From Joe Madagan
('57) of FL - 06/16/04 (upon actually receiving his red, white and blue
What we have here,
sports fans, is a bona fide satisfied customer! Quick - somebody write
Giggles! You're certainly welcome, Joe! And thank you for all the great new content you've added to the pages
in the last few weeks!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 06/16/04 - a very touching memory of Coach Jack Powers:
Ronnie, you made my whole dreadful day bearable with this! Thanks so much!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 06/16/04:
Wayne, you are a HOOT - but a very
astute hoot. I should toot you and your zoot suit a tune on my flute,
but your point is moot. If only I were mute! TRA-LA-LA!!!
there are several things at play here (beyond myself). For one,
Time-Warner Cable has been
doing strange and goofy things with the timing of my mail. F'instance: My #6 son, Dale, sent us each a letter
from CA, which everyone but me received right away. My copy took TWELVE stupid hours to arrive! But this
particular item was one in which Joe had been given Insider Knowledge - much as you yourself have had the
rare and honored privilege of previewing certain pages before their debut - such as the 1964 State Basketball
Tourney page - which WILL be released on or before 06/25/04, ready or not.
And how could you not know who Joe Madagan is after all this time?!?
Go take a look-see:
the beauty and the wonder of the internet: you don't have to actually meet
people to get to know
them. Besides, Once a Typhoon, Always a Typhoon - just like the Marines. And now we've come full circle, so I
I'll go get started on that bread.
Y'all take care of each other.
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF
'65 WEB SITE:
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