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06/25/06 - NNHS Newsletter
The Lady in Red

"When you love someone, all your saved-up
wishes start coming out."

- Elizabeth Bowen

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!  


   We have another TWO-FER today:

        Glenn Dye ('60) of TX is turning 64 today.  It was Glenn's birthday announcement two years ago which led to the creation of the birthday page!   Thanks again, Glenn - and congratulations!

   And a big Happy Birthday to    Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI who's making it to the Big Time today:

   Have a wonderful day, Lady!



  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 06/18/06 - "Fathers Day in memory":

In Memory :
Fred W. Mays - 1911-1990
John R. Howard Sr. -1915-1976
  Peace & Blessing,

   WOWZERONI!!!  Well, that certainly explains why y'all have such a beautiful family, doesn't it??

   I added John's daddy to Famous Sailors:

Fred W. Mays
John R. Howard, Sr.

 Of course, I still need more complete dates and places and other occupations and such things....

   And was your father in the Military as well, and if so, in which branch did he serve?

   Thanks, Lady!


  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 06/21/06 - "fyi":

Concerning the Rogers story,    Tim's (Hampton HS - '66 - of VA) brother Jerry also married Bonnie Lee, Class of '66.
Peace & Blessing,

   No kidding?!?  See how we're all one big family? 

   Thanks, Cheryl!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/24/06 - "One for My Sister":

I have been having computer problems but found this to be touching.

One For My Sister 

Written by Maithri

The hospital I worked in during my stay in Swaziland sits atop the beautiful and very steep Lebombo Mountains. In this part of the world people often have to walk 40 kilometers or more in order to see a doctor.

As you can imagine there are many people in the community who are simply too sick or too poor to get to a hospital. This is where home-based care comes in. The home-based care team consists of several nurses who jump into a small truck/van every morning and travel out to the community to tend to the health needs of the truly destitute.

Before I went out with the team I used to buy potatoes and carrots and apples to give to the people we met - because health care in Africa is often just as much about the provision of food as it is about medicine. I would always make sure I also bought a bag of sweets to give to the beautiful children we would meet out in the community. I have learned that sweets are one of the great unifiers in the human world - we might look different and speak different languages - but most of us - especially the young ones - love sweets!

One day we stopped at one of the 15,000 orphan-led households in Swaziland. Inside the hut we found a beautiful little girl with huge brown eyes. Her name was Tanzile. I gave her a sweet from my bag and she said something back to me in Si-swati, the native language, which the nurse next to me translated:

"She wants another one, doctor - to give to her little sister."

I said "of course" and gave her another. After we had tended to a man with tuberculosis a bit further down the road, we passed by Tanzile's house to say goodbye. To our surprise she seemed to be holding on to that extra sweet I had given her.

I remember saying to the nurse, "this little darling is clever - she has taken two for herself. If I was her I'd probably have asked for the whole bag!" But after the nurse had asked her some more questions this is what we learned:

Tanzile is 7 now. Two years ago when she was five her mum and dad both died of HIV/AIDS like so many have in this country. At the time of her parents tragic death, she was separated from her baby sister who was three at the time. Tanzile has not laid eyes on her since. But ever since that time, whenever Tanzile receives anything from anyone, including food, - she refuses to accept it, unless they give her two. Two carrots, two toys, two sweets - one for her and one for her baby sister (who in all likelihood didn't survive.)

In fact, in the little mud hut where she lives, we found a pile of old things which she has been collecting to give to her sister one day.

My friends, people sometimes look at faces of African children or kids in the developing world and think that they are somehow different than our kids - that somehow they don't feel pain or sadness or love. But that is not true. Their pain is deep. And so is their love.

I can still remember the nurse trying to convince her that "if someone gives you food, Tanzile, you must accept it - even if it is only one piece and not two - for your own health and safety." And it was so hard for us to keep the tears from our eyes as she shook her head defiantly. Her hope and her love was all that she had. It mattered more than anything else.

When I returned home that day, I was shocked to find that this was not an isolated story but others in the hospital knew of orphans just like Tanzile - waiting with a little pile of things in their hut, for their sibling or their parent whom they haven't seen in so long.

I think of that old Eagles song - "when we're hungry, love will keep us alive." I pray that for Tanzile's sake and the other beautiful children like her that it will.

With very special thanks to our friend Maithri for sharing this story with us and for the good work he does on behalf of the children of Swaziland. To learn how you can help, please visit the Young Heroes website and consider sponsoring one of these beautiful kids.

   Thank you, Shari!    This was very moving indeed.


  From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 06/24/06:

Hey, Carol, you wrote...

"Except, miraculously I'm no longer troubled by that odious ActiveX box.  We jumped through 18 hoops to make it disappear, but still it remained.  Then all of a sudden, one day it was just gone!"

How did you do that? Seriously, I'd really like to know-this thing just started appearing one day during the last year and has been in my machine ever since...I still have to pay homage to the ActiveX control to open my newsletters, and if I don't, the machine goes into a real tizzy forever it seems-like it's on it's 10th cup of coffee...real coffee...and I have to click it...ummmm...not too soon, either, or it does the same thing.


From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/22/06:


OK, I have found that I can view the newsletters if I just go to the list:

I click on the n-ltr I want to view and the little box comes up again, I click ok and it goes right to the site.  How about that!!!  I just cannot click on the direct link to your newsletter w/out my hotmail etc completely shutting down. ME TOO!!! ME TOO!!! ME TOO!!! 

   Hmmm.  Now I'm beginning to suspect it may be a Hotmail issue, but I'll consult with my tech-reps and get back with you on this.

By the way, the way you are doing things makes perfect sense to anyone who is sane....and maybe even to those...ummmm...other people, too. I'm still not real sure in which group I belong...but it all makes sense to me!


   GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Sweetie! 


  From Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA - 06/25/06 - "Greetings from Newport News,
Class of 1956":

Hi Carol,
I have recently returned from a 12-night Greek Isles Cruise, and I want to share my wonderful adventure into Istanbul, Turkey, and out of Athens, Greece. 
My partner at Warwick Travel Service and I escorted 80 Warwick Travelers on this wonderful trip. Istanbul is a fascinating city and Athens was exciting as we went to Olympia, the home of the first Olympic Games.  
We left Istanbul and cruised to Kusadasi, Turkey; Rhodes, Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Delos, Greece; Santarini, Greece; Katakulon, Greece; Corfu, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia and on to Athens.  It was truly a fascinating experience.  Ephesos was overwhelming and Dubrovnik was charming.  Mykonos and Santarini were beautiful.
We have another group going in May, 2007.  If anyone is interested, please have them call me at Warwick Travel Service located in Newport News, 757 599-3011 or 800-462-3204. If I am not available, ask for Gerry.
Also, we have a new cruise terminal under construction in Norfolk, and we will have cruises from Norfolk to Bermuda and to the Bahamas in 2007.  If anyone is interested, they may give us a call.  A great class reunion!  Please add your name to our Newsletter mailing list or visit  You may reach me at
We do class reunions, family reunions, family & friends, etc.  I recently did a class reunion for the NNHS Class of 1955.  And, I am currently working on a reunion for Smithfield High School in 2007.
I noticed that Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) made mention of Joe Foulkes, weatherman on Channel 13, back in our era.  Eric, Eileen Foulkes (once married to Joe Foulkes) works for me. She has many interesting stories relating to Joe Foulkes.  She is a dear and I relate to her as "our Queen of Travel"!  She has been in the business for many, many years.
Carol, you continue to amaze me.  I cannot believe you do all that you do.  I know it is a full time job and you are much appreciated.  It was so nice meeting you at Mr. Mac's funeral.  It was such a pleasure.
Kindest regards,
Nancy Bigger Alligood
NNHS Class of 1956  

   DOUBLE WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!  How exciting!!!  Thanks for sharing this with us, Nancy!  What a fabulous time you must have had!

   Please give our regards to Eileen Foulkes, and tell her how fondly we all remember her husband.

   Thank you for all your kind words, and I must tell you again how delighted I was to meet you last summer!



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

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.

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



    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06 - "ATTENTION ALL CLASS

If you will require lodging, we have reserved a block of 15 rooms at the Point Plaza, 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News VA, for Saturday night, October 14th, at a special NNHS rate of $79 (Standard) or $99 (Suite) plus 12.5% tax. You must make your reservation NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006. Call 1-757-599-4460 or 1-800-841-1112. In order to receive the special rate, you must clearly say "NNHS Class of 1964 Birthday Celebration" when making the reservation. Because of this requirement, it is recommended that you DO NOT make your reservation over the Internet.

   Thank you, David!  Y'all have fun!


  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of VA - 06/22/06 - "1961 45 year Reunion":
We are finalizing our plans for the reunion.  If any classmates from other classes are planning to attend, we need their reservations and money ASAP.  Please mail reservations and payment for the July 1 and July 2 events at the Radisson to    Buddy David, Suite 105, 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.  Make checks payable to NNHS 1961 Reunion. 
Saturday night, July 1 is $60 per person.  Sunday Brunch is $25 per person or the total package is $75.  Hurry and confirm. We look forward to seeing you.
Reunion Committee

   Thank you, Jane!



   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   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
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 $60 per person.

On Sunday, July 2, 2006, there will be a Sunday morning brunch,
also at the Radisson, for the cost of $25.

If you attend both events, the combined cost will be $75.

We are finalizing our plans for the reunion. If any classmates from other classes
are planning to attend, we need their reservations and money ASAP.

Please mail reservations and payment for the July 1 and July 2 events at the Radisson
to Buddy David, Suite 105, 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.
Make checks payable to NNHS 1961 Reunion.

Hurry and confirm. We look forward to seeing you.

CONTACT Jane Monfalcone Simmons
at or 757-898-5009

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.

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.

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.

NTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at

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.


We all agree that the Class of 1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion.  However, the Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964 to our 60th Birthday Celebration.

But, the good news for all you High School Reunion "Junkies" out there is that you can look forward to our 45-year Reunion in 2009.

CONTACT Dave Spriggs at

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
or 757-868-1111

"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
or Brenda Amos Williams at

for directions, and so that you can stay in touch

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:



  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/17/06 - "From the Garden" (#5 in a
series of 6):

Hi, Carol:

Perhaps a White and Red Rose combination?



   OH!!!  How unusual!  Thanks so much, Joe!

  Saturday, June 17, 2006, 10:03 AM  

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

                          Love to all, Carol





  The Lady in Red

(Chris De Burgh)

I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright
I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They're looking for a little romance, given half a chance
I have never seen that dress you're wearing
Or the highlights in your head that catch your eyes I have been blind
The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There's nobody here, it's just you and me, It's where I wanna be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never for get, the way you look tonight

I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright you were amazing
I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled, It took my breath away
I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight

The way you look tonight
I never will forget, the way you look tonight
The lady in red
The lady in red
The lady in red
My lady in red (I love you.)

"The Lady in Red" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/05/06
Thanks, Dave!

"The Lady in Red" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/05/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Zucker's "Lady in Red" Image courtesy of - 04/06/06

String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/19/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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!

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