NNHS Newsletter -
"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the
murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time."
- John Lubbock
(30 Apr 1834 - 28 May 1913)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another of our summer themes. It wasn't really the one I had intended for today; it really wasn't even close, (except perhaps for the name), but it's always been a particular favorite of mine.
1. Brian Blakley (somewhere in NV - '04) of NV
Welcome aboard, Brian! I've added you to our somewhat strangely named (well, it wasn't so very strange at the time!) Alumni List and to our Happy Birthday Page:
1. Sepi ("Dimples") Dinwiddie-Prichard ('58) of NC via Johnny Holland ('61) of VA - 06/30/07
..... Please add Dimples Dinwiddie to your mailing list: email@example.com.
You're kidding me!!! We've been looking for Dimples for the longest time!
Certainly I will - and thanks, Johnny - for everything!
Welcome to our crowd, Sepi! I've added you to our somewhat strangely named (well, it wasn't so very strange at the time!) Alumni List:
And with your gleeful permission, I've posted your email address both there, as well as on the Contact Page for the Class of 1958:
AND, I've added your birthday to the Happy Birthday page:
OOPS!!! While I was busy playing, I missed three birthdays!
On Sunday, we had a Two-Fer! Julius Benton ('58) of VA and Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX were both celebrating! And yesterday, Fred Mays ('60) of VA had a Really BIG Birthday!
My apologies, and Many Happy (if belated) Returns, One and All!
From Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA - 06/21/07 - "RE: Dickie Godwin":
It is always sad to hear of someone dying that you know but when it is someone that you were close to or dated, it really hurts your heart! Dickie was so full of life and always there for you if you needed him. I haven't seen him since graduation, but I thought of him often and the fun we had in school and on our dates. We never know when our creator will call us home!! I feel so sorry for his family for their loss, but I feel that he is in a better place than we are now.
Thanks for lending an ear.
Shirley C. Williamson
Thank you, Shirley! I'm so sorry about Dickie. I have had that experience myself, and can testify that it is mightily upsetting.
I've added your comments to Dickie's Memorial edition:
These issues are permanent, and can always be updated with remarks, whether days or years have passed since their original posting.
From Sepi ("Dimples") Dinwiddie-Prichard ('58) of NC - 06/30/07:
I was totally shocked to see the newsletter on my e-mail. I am class of '58, the same as Evelyn Fryer (Fish - '58 - of TX). I have been living in Raleigh, N.C. for 25 years almost to the day, and am starving for news about my classmates.
You were shocked for a good reason, Dimples - I got ahead of myself as usual!
Johnny Holland ('61) of VA sent me your email and asked that you be added to my mailing list of 500 or so people. I added it to my list so I wouldn't lose it - and then forgot to send you a welcome note!
Living in Raleigh is like living in a black hole, and about as much fun as playing with a bag of dirt. My sister is Joan Dinwiddie Smith, whose husband Bruce passed away last year in July. Joan graduated in '63 and I am trying to talk her into going to Evelyn's Birthday Party.
I am such a different person from those that knew me then. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour in '71, and of course it is the best thing that ever happened to me. My husband Reuben works at the Harris Nuclear Plant as a nuclear engineer; that is why we moved here. I miss the water terribly; my husband says I am half blood and half salt water!
Called you immediately after reading some of the newsletter, and as you know had to leave a message. I will call you Sunday afternoon, hopefully I will catch you..... You must tell me what you are doing in Fayetteville and how you ended up there. Hoping to speak to you tomorrow.
(So Sunday afternoon, I called Dimples, and we talked - and laughed - for 2-1/2 hours! And tonight, Sepi called as my sister, Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) was walking in the door, so THEY talked for a while as well! What a hoot! I LOVE this job!)
Thanks for the fun, Sepi!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 06/30/07 - "Da Babe at Smithfield Olden Days":
... here I am today at Smithfield Olden Days with my '46 Chevy truck.
Howard Hodnett ('45 - of VA) commented that the Newport News city tag
added a good touch ... but if you look closely I am wearing a Hampton
Crabber lanyard so I was loyal to both.
Gave y'all a plug last night when I DJ'd before the Rhondels concert ... I played "Don't Leave Me Girl" by Danny & The Delnotes and gave a reference to NNHS.
I DJ again Sunday ... more
oldies and more references to NNHS (gotta respect my blue & gold
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Take care ...
WOWZERS - such fun! Thanks for the shot, Babe! I added it to your previous images on "Our Old Cars":
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/01/07 - "__________":
Joe Wingo ('65 - of NC) forwarded this to me and within the string that got it to him I noticed Buster Vest's ('63 - of VA) name, Hello Buster!, It's been awhile!! ..............
Thanks, Wayne Honey! Actually, I'm reserving your message for tomorrow's Holiday Newsletter, but I wanted to post your note today!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 07/01/07 - "Great Song!! Listen":
This is SO worth Listening to!
Amen to that! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA to Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 06/29/07 - "Looking for NNHS - class of 67":
If anybody has any contact information on the
following- please let me know....Melissa is sending out letters with a form for
you to return for the upcoming Reunion and we need to contact the following:
Frances Artman Shelton
Tanya Colleen Back Culp
Bradford Michael Bethea
Karen Kay Bost Jessup - I have sent her an email
Cathy Lee Crocker Kinzler
James Norman Dinwiddie - I sent him an email
Billy Conn Fox
Jerry Wayne Garrison
Robert Edward Howell - We called him Rocky
Colleen James Cole
Cloid Kenneth Jordan
Patrick Jude O'Brien
Eugene Leroy Price
Judith Ellen Salken
Kenneth J. Schwartz
James Clifton Wright
Thanks & hope to see you all soon for the BIG 40 !! :-) Marty
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 07/01/07 -
"Looking for NNHS - class of 67":
We are searching for classmates for our upcoming
reunion during Labor Day weekend ... can you help?
Contact Marty McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I think we can do that, Terry! I'll call Marty on Thursday, and make another page or two for your Reunion, and then we'll try to hunt these Sweetie-Pies down for you. I'm pretty sure at least one or two of them should be a piece of cake!
Thanks, Terry - and Marty!
And by the way, the world still wants to know: Will this be an open reunion?
And what were your class colors and flowers?
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 07/01/07 - " Ben Keeter":
Do you know if his brother, Alfred Ray, was called "Skeets"?
I'm sorry, I do not know, Gloria.
From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 07/02/07 - "scam":
I received the following e-mail this morning. I went to
VintagePostcards.com by typing in
It is yet another scam.
Edna Whitcomb Harrison
Your school-mate has sent you an ecard from VintagePostcards.Com.
Send free ecards from VintagePostcards.Com with your choice of colors, words and music.
Your ecard will be available with us for the next 30 days. If you wish to keep
the ecard longer, you may save it on your computer or take a print.
To view your ecard, choose from any of the following options:
Click on the following Internet address or
copy &paste it into your browser's address box.
Copy &paste the ecard number in the "View Your Card" box at
Your ecard number is
Oh, YIKES! Why do people do these things?!? Thanks for the warning, Edna! I myself received one of these greeting card scams on Saturday which began:
Your school-mate has sent you a greeting card from greetingCard.Org.
NOT! I think it's particularly nasty to invoke the Vintage Postcard theme.....
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/02/07 - "KENTUCKY TEN COMMANDMENTS":
Here is something to add to
your inspirational folders.
KENTUCKY TEN COMMANDMENTS
Maybe this is the way to teach the 10 Commandments today! Maybe then people would "get it" and it wouldn't be construed as 'religious ed'.
Some people in Kentucky have trouble with all
those "shalls" and "shall nots" in the Ten Commandments. Folks just aren't used
to talking in those terms. So, some folks in Southeastern Kentucky got together
and translated the "King James" into "Harlan County" language.... no joke, read
The Hillbilly's Ten Commandments (posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Harlan, Ky.)
(1) Just one God
(2) Honor yer Ma &Pa
(3) No tellin' tales or gossipin'
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meetin'
(5) Put nothin' before God
(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal
(7) No killin'
(8) Watch yer mouth
(9) Don't take what ain't yers
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff
Now that's kinda plain an' simple, don't ya think? Y'all have a nice day.
GIGGLES!!! I love these, Judy! Thanks!
From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO and DC - 07/02/07 - "Journey Back To the 60s":
Maybe you have seen this….
Click on it if you'd like to go on a five minute nostalgic journey through the 60's. Turn up the volume and enjoy!
Well, I have, but I like to post Super Wonderful things more than once so that no one will miss them, and this one certainly qualifies! Thanks again, Sweetie!
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of AL - 07/02/07 - "Great Tips":
Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear...Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.
Kills fleas instantly...Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.
Rainy day cure for dog odor ..Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
Did You Know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately-- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."
Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-- even though the product was never been advertised for this use.
Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
Listerine therapy f or toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
Smart splinter remover. Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ..cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine. a powerful antiseptic.
Vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... It's not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
WOWZERS!!! These are great! Thanks, Susie!
From Doug _____ of VA to Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 07/02/07 - "Showmen Show in Yorktown Report from Doug":
If you were unable to join us Friday nite, you
missed a great show and a lot of good company. A good time was had by all who
attended and we even got to see a few old friends we didn't know were coming.
Weather co-operated until about 8:15 pm or so, thus a good time was had by all.
If you let the weather scare you off, then shame on you as this is summer time
in Virginia, and afternoon storms are a way of life.
The next gathering will be July 20 for The Rhondels. Farmers, Tie-foons and Krabbers will once again gather to share some great company and good music.
WOWZERONI!!! This sounds like a great time! Thanks, Doug - and Karrin!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/03/07 - "Call for prayer":
I want to request the prayers of all classmates for my mother. She is Virginia Lawrence and has lived in the Newport News and Hampton area for 50 years and retired from Coats&Clark Zipper Factory many years ago. Mom is presently in Riverside Hospital in Newport News. Mom is 91 and has congestive heart failure, atrial-fib and was admitted to Riverside Saturday night with pneumonia. She has many other complications which I can't even begin to spell much less pronounce. Until just last month she was able to live on her own at home but she has had to go live with my older sister.....
She has a deep love of God but has not been able to attend her church, Bethel Baptist, and misses being in contact with long time friends at church. They call her and visit her, but to all those who know the joy of attending church and communing with fellow believers in God, it's just not the same....
..... I know she needs all the prayers she
can get.... Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Why, certainly, Joyce! We have some mighty prayer warriors in our midst, and I'm sure that they will be glad to join us in praying for your mama - and for you. Thanks for letting us know!
From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 06/26/07 - "Calling all Riverside Hospital Graduates":
I just received this email
from a high school classmate to pass on. Please pass onto anyone you think might
be a nurse or knows someone so they can have a great reunion. With so many
people moving or getting married or re-married after graduation, it is hard to
find everyone and emailing is a wonderful tool.
I know you have access
to other classes besides our own. We are trying to let as many people know about
our reunion as possible. Please forward this if it is not too much trouble.
Riverside School of Professional Nursing is having a Grand Reunion of all classes July 21 and July 22, 2007. There will be a luncheon on Saturday and a tour of the new school campus. Saturday night is open for the individual classes to meet. Sunday there will be a family picnic in NN Park, Jefferson Avenue near Ft. Eustis.
If you are a graduate or know someone who is, please help us get the word out so as many as possible will know and be able to attend. e-mail response or questions to:
You can also e-mail me.
Judy Ring Whitehead
Thanks, Karrin! We always try to promote any and any reunions to help insure their success, as I've come to believe they are more important than we ever realized. I've also added this listing to our "Dates to Remember" below.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday and Sunday, July 21 - 22, 2007 -RIVERSIDE SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING GRAND REUNION OF ALL CLASSES
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 - 13, 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 five 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 1960
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
For information/reservations, please contact:
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
From "Porgy and Bess", 1935
DuBose Heyward (31 Aug
1895 - 16 June 1940)
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin (6 Dec 1896 - 17 Aug 1983)
Music by George Gershwin (26 Sep 1898 - 11 July 1937)
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high
Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry
One of these mornings
You're going to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky
But till that morning
There's a'nothing can harm you
With daddy and mamma standing by
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high
Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry
"Summertime" midi courtesy of http://www.norbert26.com/midi_1/index_1b.html - 06/29/07
"Summertime" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/g/georgegershwin8836/summertime299720.html - 07/03/07
History by Al Hilgart available at http://cc.kzoo.edu/~ahilgart/porgy.htm - 07/03/07
Mike Wimmer's "Summertime" Illustration courtesy of http://title3.sde.state.ok.us/library/itv/wimmer/wimmer.html - 07/03/07
Small Shamrocks Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://webster.commnet.edu/gif/dividers.htm - 03/16/05
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
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