06/21/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
"It's designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything is new again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains comes, it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone."
- A. Bartlett
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I had something entirely different in mind for today, but once I realized that it was the first day of summer, Frank Sinatra began singing this song to me, and just would not be still (he does this sort of thing rather often), so I gave up and gave in.
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 06/12/07 - "Picnic Cancellation":
I'm so very sorry to hear this, Dave! Surely this can be rescheduled for later in the fall! Meanwhile, have the 17 of y'all who had already set apart this time considered meeting together somewhere else - someone's home, for instance, for a pot luck? Or even in a restaurant?? It seems like such a dreadful shame not to meet at all....
Meanwhile, I've updated
the 60th Birthday page, the front page, and will carry this announcement on
these next few Newsletters:
BIRTHDAYS -YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW:
Yesterday was Barbara Houston's ('68 - of Northern VA) birthday!
Today we have another TWO-FER!!!
Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA and Terry Haney ('66) of VA are both celebrating their birthdays today!
Tomorrow will be Jim Cobb's ('66 - of VA) turn!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA - 06/15/07 - but inexplicably delayed reaching me until 06/19/07:
Thank you for your tribute to my step-mother Esther Simpson McKenna.
The newspaper article listed my city incorrectly.
I live in Aston, PA.
Thank you, Linda! I was surprised to read in that newspaper account that you had moved to Glen Burnie, MD, because I thought you were in Aston, PA, but you would just be amazed at the number of people who willy-nilly move all over the country without ever asking my permission, so I printed it as they listed it.
I changed it now - and altered the news clipping itself in the process:
Again, you have my sincerest condolences - and thanks for letting me know!
Also June 14th is my birthday.
Linda McKenna Sivilich class of '66
Oh, NO!!! And we missed it! Well, Lady, I've added it now - so Happy Belated Flag Day Birthday!
From One of my
Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 06/18/07 - "Dear Carol, Please check this out - Kissing test":
If you are not feeling too Chirpy, This will absolutely make you Laugh. I know you are very busy BUT, You must take time to smell the ROSES, They won't bloom forever. IF YOU DON'T LAUGH, I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT. I sent this to my sister in California and I could hear her laughing all the way up here in Michigan AND, She was not using the telephone, (She has a rather loud laugh),
More later, Your Friend, Herbie
EWWWW!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin', and you're right! It did make me laugh!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/18/07 - "Sending Large Files vs. Spam Filters":
I have located a method of sending large files which bypasses any size filters on my outgoing e-mail account or your receiving e-mail account. It is a web site which uploads the file to its server and notifies the recipient by e-mail of its availability for download from the web site ... sorta like FTP with a middle man to do all the "techie" stuff.
Have a look here: www.yousendit.com
I don't expect to use it often, so I signed up for the FREE "Lite" service. I just sent a 12mb music file to Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) and one to myself as a test. It works.
You might alert the alumni to this; who knows what really kewl stuff they simply could not push through the system to you due to filters.
WOWZERONI, David! This is soooo cool!!! It was utterly amazing to see how fast the huge file you sent me finished downloading. If it wasn't instantaneous, it certainly seemed to be! Thanks so much, Captain!
Y'all owe it to yourselves to check this out!
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 06/18/07 - "Baseball's Greatest Play":
I had seen this before, Jay, but enough time had passed that it struck me anew with the same vast range of emotions as it did the first time I saw it. Thank you so much, Sweetie!
From Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA - 06/20/07 - "RE: Dickie Godwin":
I just read about the loss of Dickie Godwin. When we were seniors, Dickie was my steady boyfriend. We went to the prom together. I remember going to Shoney's in his brother's Corvette. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news.
Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald
Class of '65
I'm so sorry, Jeannie. Thank you for sharing that with us! I added your note to Dickie's Memorial Newsletter:
From Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA - 06/21/07:
Isn't there an open reunion in the fall of this year?
Well, um, yeah, uh, kinda sorta, maybe, possibly maybe...
If the Class of 1965 is able to reschedule their 60th Birthday Party for the fall, I'm reasonably certain it will be open to everyone who reads this Newsletter, regardless of their age, class or even school:
The Birthday Party for Everybody hosted by the everlastingly gorgeous Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at the Canepa Cottage at Buckroe Beach is on Saturday, September 29, 2007. It is also open to everyone. I had the privilege of attending last year, and was delighted to discover it was just as much fun as I imagined it would be:
I've still heard nothing further from the Class of 1967 concerning their 40-Year Reunion over Labor Day weekend, so I don't know whether it will be open or not.
The Class of 1962 has opened the Friday Night session of their 45-Year Reunion up to the Classes of 1960 to 1965, but you're waaaay too young for that:
So, ummm, yeah, we'll try to keep you posted on that, Roberta!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - CANCELLED
2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957
5. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL
6. Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Reunion - NNHS CLASSES OF 1941 AND 1942
7. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 14, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965
8. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
As these six messages were consuming so much space on each Newsletter, I've decided just to publish the NEXT upcoming reunion on each Newsletter:
The NNHS Class of 1965 will NOT celebrate their 60th Birthdays!
I'm sorry to report
that the committee has decided to cancel the birthday
celebration picnic scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2007.
Those of you who have sent payment in advance will have your checks returned shortly by mail. If there is interest in having an event in the fall please contact Dave with your thoughts and a suggested time frame.
"We regret taking this action but have no choice under the circumstances."
CONTACT: Dave Arnold at email@example.com or call him at 757-618-6646.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 06/12/07:
The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion
on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 3:00 PM at the Beach home
of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
CONTACT: Karen Weinstein Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 04/02/07:
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
The summer wind, came blowin' in - from across the sea
It lingered there, so warm and fair - to walk with me
All summer long, we sang a song - and strolled on golden sand
Two sweethearts, and the summer wind
Like painted kites, those days and nights - went flyin' by
The world was new, beneath a blue - umbrella sky
Then softer than, a piper man - one day it called to you
And I lost you, to the summer wind
The autumn wind, and the winter wind - have come and gone
And still the days, those lonely days - go on and on
And guess who sighs his lullabies - through nights that never end
My fickle friend, the summer wind
"Summer Wind" midi courtesy of http://www.albertarose.org/Music/donniec.htm - 06/21/07
"Summer Wind" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank+sinatra/summer+wind_20056439.html - 06/21/07
"neloqua's" 2006 Photograph, "Two Sweethearts and the Summer Wind" courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/neloqua/107544390/ - 06/18/07
Image of Mark Shasha's 2004 Painting "Summer Wind" courtesy of http://www.markshasha.com/mark_shasha_gallery_2007.htm - 06/21/07
Brown Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 06/21/07
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
- one of my
Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Animated Laughing Kitty clip art courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
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