08/08/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Newbies and Notes
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Happy Birthday to Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA - another one of our "youngsters"!
1. Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA - 08/06/04 - courtesy of her big sister, Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA
Welcome, Ellen - and thanks, Susie!
From Me ('65) in NC:
Thanks for your generous monetary contributions. They're always needed, and gleefully and joyfully received!
I don't know
why I even bother to read the obituaries in the Daily Press anymore.
Apparently, I've reached such
an elevated stage in my denial abilities that I can read every word, and see only what I wish. So it was that I was
able to miss this notice of the passing of Bunny Booker's mother - TWICE - and had to be kabonged over the head
by both Sandi Bateman Chestnut and Sarah Puckett Kressaty (both '65, both of VA) (Thanks, Girls!):
Margie Ellen Booker
- Margie Ellen Booker, 87, died Saturday, July 31, 2004. She was born in West
Augusta Co. and had been a Peninsula resident for the past 72 years. She was
employed at the downtown W.T. Grants for many years. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Ernest R. Booker Sr. She is survived by her three daughters,
Juanita Wittum and her husband, Charles, of Cicero, Ind., Diane Lindsay of
Byron, Mich., and Mary Ellen Kolton of Newport News; her son, Ernest 'Bunny' R.
Booker Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Fenton, Mich.; her brother, Berlin Hamilton
of Newport News; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The family will
receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Weymouth Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the
Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Larry Jones of Northside Church of
Christ. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 404 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA
Published in the Daily Press from 8/1/2004 - 8/3/2004.
When I get back home this afternoon, I will at last post it here.
Meanwhile, we extend our deepest sympathies to Bunny
and his sisters and their families.
From Charles Hilling ('56) of FL - 08/06/04:
One of y'all - probably Janice
McCain Rose ('65) of VA, and my #5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL, had
on to me before, and I had neglected to put it in a Newsletter. I was probably laughing too hard! Thanks, Charlie!
From Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA - 08/06/04:
We'll keep bugging people to look for those trophies.
I double posted your memories:
OHHH! WOWZERS! Carla, Anne, AND Chip!
HOW WONDERFUL! I really don't think I've seen either Carla or Anne
since graduation 39 years ago, but I was privileged to see Chippy with whom I began first grade at Magruder School less
than two years ago on this incredibly awesome occasion:
I certainly hope that Chip captured some exciting images of this mini-reunion for us!
Thanks again, Bobby!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/07/04:
That is what we grandmothers do, Sarah. That's our job! Thanks for the precious photo!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/07/04:
So I was running her name
through Google for the necessary additional background, and came upon this
ridiculous site which I thought ya’ll would enjoy. I know that I’m a little (okay, a lot) off the wall, but I think I
really, REALLY hurt myself laughing this time. My 17-year old daughter thought I was just nuts, but she's
held that opinion since shortly after her birth. I can't imagine why.
I sent it on to Joe, and he replied:
Thanks, Joe! Julia is now one of our "Famous Soldiers" - as indeed she
should be (minus the satirical web site,
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65/'68) of VA - 08/07/04:
If possible, please add my e-mail address, etc. to class of
'65's e-mail list. I have already heard
from several '65 classmates! Thanks for the memories!!!
Elizabeth! Almost anything is possible, because I make up the "rules" as I go
hope y'all are all having fun! Reconnecting is after all the main purpose
of both the web site and the Newsletters.
I myself had a couple of delightful phone calls from two fellas from the Class of '65 this week, and was really quite
elated by them both! Thanks, Guys - call anytime!
From Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA - 08/08/04:
YOU DO A MAGNIFICENT JOB! I have no idea how you do it, but I do enjoy looking
through it and seeing so many wonderful responses to you. It really touches the heart!!
Loved the Birthday page - just visited it today. Please add me to the list: 10-28-38
Thank YOU, Nancy! It's just as I've always said - if you ignore most of
the essentials in life,
you can just cut right to the fun! Giggles!
Speaking of having fun, y'all go check out Nancy's web page and sign up for a cruise:
Just make sure you're back in time for the Reunion of a Lifetime:
From Me ('65) in NC:
This is a follow up
report on the ice skating party which Adrienne and I attended Friday night.
I've been doing
some strange and unusual things in the last four or five years, and this one must rank near the top. For one thing,
the Fort Bragg rink isn't primarily a skating rink at all. It's a hockey rink, so the rail to which I was planning to cling
for dear life was non-existent. Nevertheless, I managed to make it around the rink at least five times, I ventured out
into the center of the ice once, and I didn't fall down even once! We had a wonderful, screaming, rowdy time!
Question remains: what on earth was I doing there in the first place?
There were seven teenagers ranging
from 15 to 18, the 44-year-old mother of the Birthday Boy - and ME! I think there's only one possible answer. In fact,
as we were going past the Fort Bragg check points, showing our IDs, they told the guard we just had a load of kids
in the van. The guard gestured toward me and asked, "What about that one ?" The mother replied, "Under no
circumstances could she ever be considered an adult!!" So it's just as I've always told you ---- "I'm still just a kid!"
Y'all take care.
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF
'65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9305
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