06/27/04 - NNHS Newsletter - A Mixture

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   'J'ever notice how life seems to be moving faster and faster?!?  Your "Weekly" Newsletters now
seem to have to be written three and four times a week just to keep pace.  I LOVE it!

Newbies:

#1 - Jim Cobb - ('66) of VA - 06/25/04

#2 - Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA - 06/25/04

#3 - Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 06/25/04 - the absolute "baby" of our group!  Keep us young, Tom!  HA-HA!

#4 - John Murden ('60) of VA - 06/25/04:

Please add me to your mailing list. 
I was a member of the Class of '60, and have enjoyed catching up
with schoolmates and NNHS news via your website.
Keep up the good work!

#5 - Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 06/25/04:

Please add me!!!

   Boy, Howdy!

And, thanks for all that youíve done and continue to do!!!!!

   Ah - my distinct honor and privilege!  Thank you, Steve!  (Giggles - I got a note from STEVE VEAZEY!!!  Blush!)

#6 - Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA - 06/27/04:

Wonderful site you have produced.

   Thanks, Bobby! 

And a good morning to you and yours!  I still live in NN. Retired from Newport News Ship (Oct. 2002). 
I am enjoying retirement very much.  I married Anne Sawyer (NNHS Class of 65) and we have 2 sons. 
Thanks for all you do in keeping NNHS classmates informed and together.

   OH, NEAT!  I did not know that!  I don't believe I've seen Anne since graduation!  Such FUN I'm having!

#7 - Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) - 06/27/04

   Hey, Anne!  I think I shall never forget all the fun we had in Mr. Waida's Art 3-4 class our senior year!
What a HOOT!

   WOW - a big weekend for Newbies!   Welcome one and all!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html

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From my brother-in-law, Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50, VMI -'54) of NC - 06/26/04:

I'd like to contact a couple of my former classmates, Lefty Driesell from Granby,
and my Brother Rat,
Charlie Nuttycombe.

   Hmmm.... those names do sound mighty familiar, Miles, mighty familiar.......Perhaps someone has an email
addy for them.  Anyone?  Anyone???

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From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 06/25/04:

   At my request (I know - why do I torture myself this way?!?), Joe sent us a list of about 16 more names
to be added to the In Memoriam page for the Class of '58.  I have the pictures all scanned and posted. 
Perhaps by the time you read this, I will have finished listing all their high school activities.  I ran several
of them through the SSDI, and was able to add more birth and death dates for a few.  If any of you are
aware of colleges attended, or military service rendered, or have images or remembrances to post, please
send them along.  This applies, of course, to all of the memorial pages for all of the classes.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam-all.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam58.html

   Thanks so much, Joe.  That's never an easy task for me, but I do feel that it's one of my most important -
however much I'd rather bury my head in the sand.

   Oh - and thanks for passing along word of our site to your class members!  We always enjoy hearing
from fellow Typhoons, and the pages become more interesting with each added perspective.

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Again from John Murden ('60) of VA - 06/25/04:

Thanks much, Carol!  For both responding so rapidly and for the pointer to Trinity Methodist Church! 
Another set of memories!
 
I now have plans to get in touch with Bill Gruver ('62 - of Northern VA) as well as send Dick Coulter
a note as well.  I was glad to see he was still among those walking the planet!  I have fond memories
of singing in his choir for the Sunday 8:45 am service.  I liked it better when I was sunburned from Saturday
outings so people in the congregation couldn't see if I was turning red from blushing or not!  Like they were
all looking at me!
 
Ron Miller ('59 - of NC) and I exchange notes periodically.  We used to live in the same neighborhood -
37th and 38th streets - many years ago before he and his parents moved "way out" from downtown NN -
to a place that is now before Deer Park.  Ron and I used to play wiffle ball in the alley way behind our houses.
 
....I've been in Richmond since my UVa days, coming here in 1965.  Richmond was far enough from NN
to give me independence and yet close enough that I could be home in several hours.  It's been good to me,
giving me two wives - serially! - with a boy and girl by each wife.  My "baby" graduated from Monacan High
School just two weeks ago, and is headed to Longwood University in the fall.  After 30-some years of having
children around, it's beginning to look quite attractive to have an "empty nest" when Bill goes away to school.
 
....Keep up the good efforts, Carol!!  Now that I know where to go, I'll return often and I will direct my NNHS pals to connect as well.

   Super!  Thanks, John!

   Empty nest, hmmm?  Well, my six sons (being nearly 34 down to barely 20) appear to be grown and gone, but I still have a daughter at home who'll be turning 17 in another month.  You raise an interesting thought, though.  A bit foreign to my head, but still interesting....Thanks again!

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From Ron Smith ('65) of VA - 06/25/04:

Just to let you know I have Bobby (Yevak -'65) working part time at the (Peninsula) funeral home.

   Wonderful!  Thanks, Ron - and Hi, Bobby!

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From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 06/26/04:

Sallie Gay Greene '62, told me about the exciting redevelopment of the area
of Stuart Gardens where the apartments are now located. As far as I know
the area where the homes stand will not be involved in the redevelopment.
The site is www.championdevelopment.com/newportnews.asp
The redevelopment plans show a floating marina, condos, town homes, free
standing 2 & 3 br homes and walking areas.
It sounds like our old stomping grounds will be beautiful again.
Let me know if you or anyone out there knows any information about this
exciting news. I have tried to contact the company, but as yet I have not
received a reply.
 

   WOWZERS!  How incredible!  When we drove by there on October 18 so I could snag some images, and perhaps
see what had become of the beach, it seems there was a domestic dispute in progress with the police trying
to calm an angry man.  By the time we had rounded the bend to snap the picture of the sign, we thought we heard
gunshots.  When we completed the circle and were heading back down 16th Street, there were sirens and fire engines
and all manner of exciting things happening.

   That was exciting, but this new type of excitement would seem to be preferable....

   Thanks, Brownie!  And tell Sallie hi, please!  (Not that I ever actually knew her, but why trifle with details
after forty-eleven years?)

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From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 06/26/04:

My granddaughter and I were looking at the Buckroe web site moments ago.

It gave me an opportunity to share memories with her regarding my parents.
My mother used to take the train from Richmond, where she lived, to Buckroe
Beach. She told me that people would jump off the train as it was slowing down,
including herself, to find the best picnic table first. My mother met my dad
at Buckroe. Her stories of those days were always a pleasure for me to hear.
I have some really cute photos of them taken together and of her alone.
It's always a pleasure to read and be able to share!

   What a romantic story!  Thanks, Pauline!  As you know, Buckroe was one of my favorite places on earth. 
I have more things I've been meaning to post there all week.  Stay tuned...

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-beach.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-amusement.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-BW.html

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From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/26/04:

Poor Mrs. Wright. She has no MIDI. Well, she taught English. And we have
already used "Romeo & Juliet" for Mrs. Cameron.
However, here is a song uniquely associated with England, and which should
evoke just the right degree of recognition and dignity for this wonderful lady.

http://www.weddingguide.co.uk/articles/wordsmusic/hymns/Hymn-AndDidThoseFeetInAncientTimes.asp

   Ohhhh, what a lovely choice for Mrs. Wright's page!  Itís up and running now Ė and so beautiful! 
Thanks so much, Dave!

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

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Wright.html

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From Bill Black ('66) - a.k.a. radio's "Jim Quinn" of GA - 06/26/04:

While looking for some really important stuff ( Roger Clark's theme song from WGH )
I found this "Ticket to a Great Future".  I have no memory of getting it, but is was glued
to my bedroom wall at some point, because the glue pulled some familiar gray-green
paint off the wall. 
Maybe it'll bring back a memory for someone.
 

   How very cool!  This was more than likely given to you at the Mouse Assembly.  Iím putting it on
Odds and Ends:

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

   At the moment it just links to itself, but very soon itíll have a page of itís own Ė same place,
just gussied up a bit.  Thanks, Bill!

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From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/26/04:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/wgh.html - scroll (slowly) to the bottom for a wonderful memory. 

   Oooooh, thanks, Joe!  What a great closing note to our Newsletter (sorry - I couldn't resist the pun!)

   Y'all have a good weekend, and take care of each other.

                                              Love to all, Carol

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