- Old Style NNHS Newsletter -TA-DAH!
Dear Friends and
A belated Happy
Father's Day to all you wonderful dads out there!
I must apologize to
all of y'all in Batch 3; your last Newsletter looked very much like
a jigsaw puzzle. and that would be one of the many reasons why I
miss my 'puter..........
I awoke at 4:30 this
morning - a half-hour before my alarm sounded - with a Brilliant
Idea. It dawned on me that even though I can't construct the
Newsletter as I'd prefer, I can stop acting like the Super Brat I
really am, and toss out a few more of these "Old-Style" ones while
we continue to wait. It's just that they will take up much more
space in your email (sorry about that!).
Not only that, but I
will add all these interim Newsletters to their regular space online
once I'm able to do so. (They'll make a nice contrast.) I'll save
all the Belated Birthday Wishes and the long list of Newbies as a
surprise for that very first Real Newsletter (which will be entitled
"Pretty Little Angel Eyes").
This first such
Newsletter, unfortunately, will sound almost as self-serving as this
one from December 29th did, but what can you do?
Hit # 34,500 was made sometime on
Thursday, May 12, 2005 (probably within moments after my computer
broke) by an unknown visitor.
Hit # 35,000 was made on Tuesday,
June 7, 2005 at 8:36 AM by Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA.
Congratulations, Babe! That, of course, is a major prize. You've
already received several versions of our standard major prize as
your birthday present when you came to visit and scan images last
December. I had just figured out a new secondary major prize, but I
doubt it would be appropriate for you, so now I'll have to think
again. YOWZERS!!! Y'all stand back - and
you stand by, Tommee; I'm sure I'll think of something soon.......
Hit # 35,500 was made on Friday,
June 16, 2005 at 3:56 PM by someone accessing the site from
norf.east.verizon.net. If you know who you are, please let
me know, too!
From Joe Wingo
('65) of NC - 06/18/05:
Carol, as we all sit reading this and reflecting upon our own
mortality, I will take a few lines to simply say to YOU...take care
of yourself. You cannot do the things you want to do for all of
those you do them for, if you're not well. And none of us want to
see your health deteriorate because of trying to keep up this
Oh, Joe, how
sweet! Thank you so much! Trust me, I took that whole week off and
did absolutely nothing! By the time I wrote that
Newsletter, I was very much improved.
Leggette Elliott ('56) of VA - 06/18/05:
Carol, Thank you sooooo much for including me. I am sorry that you
have been so sick, and hope that you are feeling better now. You
are one awesome lady to do all that you do--I am really impressed.
Thanks again for including me; get some rest, and take care of
yourself. Lv, Judy Leggette Elliott '56
for my surprise list of Newbies! HAHAHAHA!
For those of
you baby-chicks who are too young to remember, Judy was Queen of the
Senior Class of 1956. I was privileged to meet her at Mr. Mac's
memorial service on June 5, and I'm here to tell you, she's still
much, Judy! We are honored to have you with us! I am feeling much
better now - and few people can rest as well or as thoroughly as I
From Dale Parsons ('48) of VA -
So glad to hear that you are back in
Was so worried about you and really did
not want to call you, in case you were ill.
Good luck with your new computer and hope
to hear from you soon.
I sure have missed your newsletters.
Dale and Belle Parsons 48
Thank you so much! Unless
you're counting grief, mental anquish, mild depression, feelings
of isolation, and general brattiness, up until this last week,
I've not really been ill - just extremely frustrated. I'm quite
touched by your concern. And I certainly have missed preparing
those newsletters, I assure you!
From Gloria Woolard
Price (HHS - '65) of FL - 06/18/05:
Carol, I am so sorry for all the trouble you've had with the
computer, but more so for your illness. Unfortunately,
we're at that age, where it seems "it's just one thing after
another." But your health is much more important than the
newsletter. So, you concentrate on getting well, and the
rest will fall into place.
take care of you........
Thanks, Gloria! The good news
here is that this week's illness was not age-related. I've
been a Wienius Maximus all my life. Had I been
born fifty years earlier, I never would have srvived my
first six months. When the flu comes around, I just manage
to always find it, and then get a little bit sicker and stay
that way a little bit longer than the norm. Unfortunately,
my children all seem to have taken after me in that respect,
more's the pity. Adrienne was sick right
along with me.
From Cheryl Mays
Howard ('66) of VA - 06/18/05:
Dear one, so
sorry to hear my fellow school hater but school loyalist
has been sick.
report.. Richard Mabe's mother
died last week. (He was class of '66/'67.)
My girls and I
are meeting John (Howard - '66) in
Frankfurt for 16 days of vacation on the 25th, and my
mother, Roselle Harvey Mays turns
90 on the 24th of June!
I know you can't
do one thing to report all this.. but could not resist..
Hope all will be
up and running including your body soon!
Thanks, Cheryl! Actually, there was this one
Thanks for the sad
news about Richard. I did miss that one. Our prayers
and sympathies are extended to his family.
Y'all have fun on your
vacation, and tell John to take care of himself over
there in the Dark and Dusty Badlands.
Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 06/18/05:
Sorry to hear
that you have been ill. Drink two bottles of Blenheim
"red cap" ginger ale and call me in the morning.
WILD GIGGLES!!! I'm sorry to report that I've
not been able to locate any Blenheim "red cap" ginger
ale in the area, nor have I ever had the privilege of
partaking. My sister, Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky
- '59 - of NC), however, assures me that it is
most excellent, and is available in South Carolina. In
fact, her face lit up in awe and wonder at the very
mention of it. One of these first days I must cross the
border and look for it. It sounds like a rare treat.
In lieu of that, I did at last make a crock pot of
chicken soup heavily laced with tabasco sauce, and
continued to imbibe large doses of Thera-Flu, Cepacol
throat lozenges, Chloroseptic throat spray, and Vitamin
C. I'm almost well, now, really. In fact, I went to
church yesterday, and was even able to lead the music as
usual. Surprisingly, I could hit all the notes, though
admitedly I had little volume (normally, I'm a cross
between Ethel Merman and Kate Smith), and there was
a strange hollow sound to my voice. Oh, well.
Fortunately for me, because it was Father's Day, there
was so much special music, I only had to lead two
Thanks, Frank! It's always a delight to hear from you!
Tedder Nunnally ('65/'68) of VA - 06/18/05:
Carol, I am so sorry to hear
how sick you have been - both you and your
computer! Take your time and get well. My thoughts
and prayers are with you.
Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally
Thanks, Elizabeth! I really am almost
completely well now - just a few sniffles and an
occasional couch left.
And the computer? Well, the computer looks
Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 06/18/05:
How nice to see your name on my computer. I
am so sorry to hear that you have been so ill.
Things here are still in limbo.
Devan, however, bless his
soul, is doing well. He is getting excellent grades
in college. He starts his junior year next fall.
He is taking Spanish 101 -102 this summer again to
set the grammar in his head so he can continue to do
as well in his second year. Imagine that.
I am so sorry to hear that so much sorrow is
befalling our group.
Donna Worsham Lonce ('65)
and I went to meet
Jerry Gammon ('63) and his wife when I
was in NN a few weeks back. They are a delightful
couple. Their three dachshunds are cute too.
Sonny (Goodson - '66)
and Nancy are getting ready to
participate in a play at their church. They always
seem to have fun things going in their lives.
Well, I need to go do errands. Just because
I have not written, please, don't think you have not
been on my mind.......... Do take care of
yourself. It worries me that you have so many
illnesses and fevers. Is there a link to each
occurrences or are they separate events?
A big hug and tell all you speak to I send
Frances! I've missed you, too! I'm so happy to
hear of your mini-reunions! How fun!!!
No, ma'am, I'm afraid the only connection between
my frequent sick days is that I'm a Biggus
Wimpus. I've always been this way. I have a
confession to make. You remember all those days I
missed from school? On some of them, I was
actually sick! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!
Hugs to you, too, Lady! And
take care of yourself!!!
Lane Lane ('64) of VA (and FL!) - 06/18/05:
I was so glad to hear from you. I'm sorry you
are under the weather. It sounds like the same
symptoms I've had down here in sweltering
Tampa. My son-in-law is recovering from his
heart attack and surgery. He should return to
work around the first of July. I will finally
go back to Va.
on Tuesday taking my grandchildren with me for 3
weeks. We're all very excited. I hope you can
finally enjoy some time off while your new "puter"
gets ready for a busy time. I've missed hearing
the news down here and e-mail Dave
(Spriggs - '64 - of VA)when I read
things on line that I am not sure about. My
memory ain't what she use to be. I got an
e-mail from Bill Gilbert ('64).
Remember he was a
percussionist in the band. He has lived
in a lot of places and is now is N.C. He worked
for a company that made suture material and
trays that are used in many different medical
settings. It was a delight to connect with a
fellow class mate and band member. I gave him
the e-mail address for the newsletter and hope
he gets a chance to read and enjoy the many
segments you have created. Take care of your
self and I hope you have a nice summer.
Hi, Linda! It was so
good to hear from you!! I've been worried about
your son-in-law, and am delighted to learn of
his obvious improvement!
I remember Bill very
well, and am looking forward to hearing from him
Thanks for the update,
Linda - and have fun with your grandbabies!
Dobie ('66) of CO (and Afghanistan!) -
It was so nice to see your return address pop up
again on my computer screen.
I find myself now in Bagram, Afghanistan. I am
assisting the U.S. Army Matereil Command in the
building of a maintenance facility where they
are armouring the military vehicles to help
protect our young troops. I will be here for
1-year, living and working with the military on
the ground to make things better. I have sent a
few photos for you so you can see what is going
on...of course one is of me...looking forward to
your site getting back to normal...I also wish
you good health...take care and God Bless You!
Bless your heart, Paul! I'm so glad my letter
reached you; I wasn't sure I had the right
much for the images! I can scarcely wait to
post them for everyone else to see. You're
looking good! You know, of course, that you're
scaring the bee-bees out of me. You know what
an outrageous Mother Hen I am. (If you don't,
just ask Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA).
He'll give me an excellent reference in that
department, I'm sure.)
good care of yourself, Sweetie, and let us hear
from you often! Thanks again!!!
From Don Chaney ('66) of MD -
Welcome back! I missed you.
Don Chaney NNHS Class of 1966
Don! You've no idea how much I've missed
all of y'all!
Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/19/05:
so glad to hear from you. My brother,
Charlie (Phillips - '65 - of TN),
asked me recently what happened to the
site. I told him you had had a severe crash
or something of the sort. Sorry you have
been ill. Hope the site is restored as
expeditiously as possible as well as your
health. You are our motherboard. Ha.
so much, Cookie!
Motherboard, Mother Hen - whatever!
Tell your sweet brother Hi
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA -
Carol - you are sorely missed! I do hope
you will be feeling better soon!
Dee! I missed y'all, too, and in
assembling this Newsletter, I'm feeling
better all the time!
though the fonts have suddenly gone
beserk and keep changing themselves at
will, and the Cut and Paste function
just decided to quit.....)
My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky
('59) of NC - 06/19/05:
If you check your computer, I think you
will find that I won the prize (for Hit
#35,000). Oh, that's right. You can't
check your computer for accuracy right
now. Well, I guess you better just take my
word for it. As they say in
Napoleon Dynamite, "Sweet!"
HAHAHAHA!!! Nice try, Lady! But
actually, as it happens, I AM able to check my
stats just now, and Tom already claimed his
prize - whatever it is. For those of y'all
missing this joke, Eleanor is referring back to
November of 2002 when Hit # 10,000 was made, and
I announced there would be a major prize. She
and Jim Dossett ('66), then of VA but
now of FL, decided that major prize was
$10,000, and that they had tied for the honor
and should split said fortune.
Thanks for the
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of
VA - 06/19/05:
.......... I sure
hope it won't be long before you get that new
computer up and running. I know you've missed
working on the website, but not nearly as much
as we miss receiving your newsletters! There's
been so much going on that you've been unable to
report, it'll probably take you a "month of
Sundays" to catch up. :-)
Sandi! You're probably right - but won't it be
From Tina Crowder Wescott ('65) of VA
Carol, I 'm sorry to hear that
you're been under the weather lately!!!!
I do hope that you regain your strength and
"zest" for laughter soon. I've missed
hearing from you and other Typhooner's and
reading that "WONDERFUL" Typhoon
It's always sad to hear that one of our
extended "family" members has passed or has
a traumatic event in their life, but with us
knowing what has happened, we can offer them
our love, support and prayers.
Looking forward to hearing from you and the
others again soon.
Thanks, Tina! I usually managed to keep
laughing this week; it just hurt when I
appreciate your thoughts, as I'm sure we all
do. We seem to have grown very close
together - which is quite phenomenal and
Fink Golden ('65) of MA - 06/20/05:
I hope you're feeling better. You need not
apologize for the "down time." What you've
accomplished on behalf of NNHS is
remarkable! I know we'll all look forward
to having you up and running. Take care.
Dink! I really appreciate that! And I look
forward to that magic moment myself!
From Jo Ann
Stewart ('64) of TX - 06/20/05:
-You take care of yourself first. We can
all wait for our newsletters - so don't you
worry at all.
Thanks, Jo Ann! Y'all are so sweet - and
probably far more patient than I!
I'm not going to risk running this through
spell check, as it's starting to behave
goofily, so please ignore the no doubt
numerous errors. Thanks again for all your
love and concern.
care of each other! TYPHOONS