08/12/04 - NNHS Newsletter - It's a Small World, After All!

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today we have a number of strange and wondrous "coincidences".  I personally no longer believe
in coincidences, but I do think a number of these "small world" items are interesting, to say the least.

   Happy 57th Birthday today to Dave Arnold ('65) of VA and Linwood Wright ('65) of VA
They were not only born the same day, but their mothers were roommates in Dixie Hospital!
Linwood's mother, of course, was our beloved English teacher, Mrs. Jeanette Ward Wright.
Have a good one, Guys!

Speaking of BIRTHDAYS:

From Rosalee Wills Jecmenek ('65) of TX - 08/11/04:

Hey Carol...just enjoying all the great additions to the marvelous web-site!! 
You are truly a wonder!!  Thanks so much for all the work you do...outstanding!! 
It is so nice that we can keep in touch with each other this way!!  Oh, I always
forget to tell you..but my birthday is June 14th...Flag Day!!  I thought since you
have my husband's birthday on the birthday page...mine might as well be there too!! 
Thanks for everything!! Love, Rosalee

   Thanks, Rosalee!  I've been meaning to ask you about that!

Speaking of Rosalee:

From Rosalee Wills Jecmenek ('65) of TX - 08/10/04:

Dear Carol and friends!!!  Just wanted to send a few photos of our trip to Maui,
Hawaii...we had the BEST TIME EVER!!  It is so beautiful there and pictures just
do not do it justice....of course, if our pal, Chip Clark ('65) had taken them, they
might look more realistic!!  But we did our best..and we had the time of our lives
and pray we get to go back someday!! 
Love, Rosalee

  OH, GOODY!  The vacation pictures!!!  I LOVE pictures - and I like to live vicariously, too.  Thanks, Rosalee! 
See her gorgeous images - even if they're NOT professional - giggles! - here:


Speaking of Teachers:

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/10/04:

One day (08/01/04) I was looking at the Faculty/Staff page.... I saw Phyllis Nurney, who taught
typing and left NNHS in 1961. As a research challenge, I resolved to locate her. After some slick
sleuthing (if I do say so myself), I found Phyllis Nurney Glenn living only a few doors down from
Dave & Pam Arnold's
('65) new home in Williamsburg, where I had recently attended their wedding
celebration. I asked Pam to verify that it was really Phyllis, which she did.  After all that, I thought that
it was only right to invite her to attend our reunion. Still awaiting her reply.




   "Slick sleuthing" would be one of Dave's massive understatements.  He walked me through a bit of it, and
I'm still incredulous that he found her!  It was absolutely amazing - a needle in a haystack!  I've almost become
used to his magical abilities, and this one still blew me away.

(Part of the earlier Detective Work):

From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA (to Dave and Me) - 08/04/04:

Okay you two!
We were all right!  Isn't that great when that happens?  Phyllis Nurney Glenn, my neighbor,
taught at NNHS from '56 to '61 when she left and went to work in Washington, D.C.  Her cousin,
Carol Nurney
(also an NNHS typing teacher!), now lives in Smithfield.  Phyllis said she would get me
her address....
Yes, Dave, that was fun.  So, what's my next assignment, sir:>)? Pam

    I' m still amazed!  Thanks, Dave and Pam! 

Speaking of Pam and Dave:

From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/10/04:

I saw the note from Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally in a recent newsletter. 
Elizabeth and Milton's son Shaun is an officer here at the jail and has
been with us for three years.  He's an outstanding young man and they
should be proud of him, as I'm sure they are.  Small world.
Captain Dave Arnold
Director of Personnel and Training
Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail
9320 Merrimac Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

   Billy Turner ('65) of TX called me yesterday afternoon to talk about The World's Greatest Reunion in October and
basketball from forty years back and the like.  Billy Turner always makes me laugh and laugh, and lifts my spirits
tremendously.  Thanks, Billy Turner!

Speaking of Texas:

   My good friends, the Brophys here in Fayetteville, have a lovely home in Colleen, TX near Fort Hood to rent.  It seems
that Fort Hood has three upcoming mass deployments scheduled, and that is wreaking havoc with the housing market,
so if you know of anyone needing housing somewhere in the San Antonio area, please let me know so I can pass on
a sweet deal to you.

   I have a feeling I may have left out one or two of the cool "small world" stories.  That's what happens when I think too

   There's a GREAT deal more Super Duper Good Stuff just breaking from several of you - and you know who you are! 
I'll take my chances that most of you haven't discovered it yet (though it's posted in plain sight!), and save it - and the
Related Big Surprise - for the next Newsletter, as it deserves its own spotlight.

   There are all sorts of things happening between many of y'all - people finding things and people for each other, people
meeting each other, people calling each other, people "accidentally" bumping into each other.  Sometimes I pass these
bits and pieces on to all of y'all, and sometimes I don't, but they always uplift me and make me realize how blessed I am
in my association with you.  Thanks for everything!

Speaking of Which:

From Fred Eubank ('64) of TX - 08/10/04:

I forgot exactly where I got this image (I know I scanned it somewhere, perhaps from the Old Rusty Anchor, 1999), but could the attached GIF file contain the seal she is referring to?

(This image, of course, enlarges.)

And at about the same moment 0n 08/10/04 - from Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA:

Thanks Carol.  After I emailed you for help we figured out about the back of the yearbook. 
We copied it and Cardwell Printing seems to be able to work with it.  Thanks again for your help.

   Great news, Jean!  And thanks for your help, Fred!

   All you Floridians take extra special care today as the storms approach.  Stay safe and protected, and let us hear
from you to know that you're okay.  You know how Mumma worries:

From Yahoo News - 08/12/04:

Thousands in Charley's Path Told to Flee
(AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Tampa Bay-area residents were ordered Thursday
to get out of the way of a rapidly strengthening Hurricane Charley, as its weaker
sister, the disorganized Tropical Storm Bonnie, blustered ashore in the Florida
Panhandle. Charley, which had pumped up to nearly 105 mph by early afternoon, was
expected to hit the state's western coast Friday, possibly bringing heavy rain,
swirling tornadoes and a storm surge of up to 12 feet to the Tampa Bay and Fort
Myers areas.

Speaking of Which:

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/12/04:

Got to run and get ready for a visitor named Charley, expected tomorrow...
Thanks for your message. We are getting ready as one can expect in the face
of this storm. My sister Nancy ('61) moved from Washington, D.C. to Mexico
Beach, Florida this year, and she will be facing the likes of Hurricane Bonnie
this afternoon. It is headed straight for her little village, just west of Apalachicola,
FL.  You all in North Carolina will be receiving some heavy rains from this storm
in short order. Stay dry.

   No problem, Joe.  Whenever I'm not wet, I like to stay dry.

   Y'all take care of each other..

                                   Love to all, Carol


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It's a Small World After All

It's a world of laughter, a world of tears,
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears;
There's so much that we share,
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all,
It's a small world after all,
It's a small world after all,
It's a small, small world.
There is just one moon, and one golden sun,
And a smile means friendship to ev'ryone;
Though the mountains divide,
And the oceans are wide,
It's a small world after all

"It's a Small World" midi courtesy of Wendy's Wonderland Disney MIDI -
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/9711/midis.html - 08/12/04

"It's a Small World" lyrics courtesy of http://www.disneylandian.com/faqs/iasw.html - 08/12/04

Goofy Divider Bar from http://resources.bravenet.com/clipart/dividers/3 - 08/12/04

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