- NNHS Newsletter
"Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score;
"To Anthea (III)"
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|The theme of today's Newsletter is almost as much a given as yesterday's. How I'd love to kiss you all!|
From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 08/12/06 - "Let's Say Thanks!":
|OHHHH, what a wonderful opportunity this is! Thanks so much for sharing this site with us, Mark! Let's send 'em some cards!|
GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:
1. Karen Richardson ('66) of VA - 08/14/06:
|Monday 08/14/2006 4:21:57pm|
|Name:||Karen E. Richardson|
Mrs. Barr who taught French
|Hobbies||crochet and sewing|
Thanks, Karen! See you in September!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/14/06 - "NNHS Newsletter - Thank You!":
|Well, well ........
I think that you will soon be awash in checks and money orders from all of those who love you and could not stand by idly in your hour of need.
Indeed, it is quite possible that you may receive a good deal more than you need........
Ummmm, I don't understand.......What?? Ummm, oh, my goodness.......
But the phone calls and emails are starting to arrive, and - oh, my goodness! I'm not sure what's going on, but I sense that several of y'all are networking something or other...... Bless your sweet hearts!
Thank you so very much, Brown Eyes! (I still think there's too much emotion involved here to try to squeeze it into two little words....)
From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 08/14/06:
I bank online...and today I sent you a check....some people have said that the envelope looks like a bill or junk mail.....don't fall into that category.....open up everything you receive!!! You know how much I enjoy the NNHS site.....and I hope that everyone that feels the way I do will do their part in helping you out at this time. Remember that we all depend on you to help keep us connected....so anything we can do to help you, all you have to do is ASK......
Oh, my, Janice! Thank you so much!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/14/06:
Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA made my day with that nice compliment. I suppose you will have to count me in as one of your "Underwriters" each month, for I sure wouldn't want to miss hearing from Linda May, and the rest of the "Typhoon Family."
She cracked me up with the reason she could not whistle, and it reminded me of a joke I heard last evening.
Coach Les Steckel, veteran NFL Coach, and former Offensive Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spoke at our evening service at our church, and told a joke about our pastor, Ken Whitten. As the story goes, Ken was visiting a rather elderly lady in a nursing home. During the visit, he reached over to a bowl of peanuts sitting on the table in her room. As then he reached again, and gathered a few more peanuts. By the time the visit was over, he had eaten all of the peanuts. Realizing he had eaten them all, he apologized to her, and she replied that it was quite OK, for they would only get stale sitting there in the bowl. She explained that she was unable to eat the peanuts after she had sucked off all the chocolate.
They had a lot of fun with that one and the crowd enjoyed the bantering among friends.
For those interested in sports, Coach Les Steckel moved on to become President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and resides in Kansas City, KS. When the Bucs let Coach Dungy go, and he went to Indianapolis, Les too the helm of FCA, and their website is: http://www.fca.org/
He has just written a book, "One Yard Short, turning your defeats into victories" by Thomas Nelson Publishers.
The story reminded me of Coach J.C. Range telling the TYPHOON Basketball teams that he licked each and every one of his Luden Cough Drops and put them back in the carton, just so no one was tempted to help themselves during a game when they were lying around the bench. He caught a few young TYPHOON off guard with that announcement, since they had been helping themselves to his cough drops. It sure put a stop to the "borrowing" without permission.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Sweet Adonis!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/14/06 and 08/15/06 - "NNHS 64/60 CONFIRMED
JEANETTE PARISH HOUSTON OF VA
BETTY SUE LANIER ROUGH OF VA
CISSY WILKINSON OF VA
Thanks, David! I've posted the names for you:
From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 08/14/06 - "NNHS Newsletter - Thank You!":
I am sitting here with tears running down my face reading this!! Oh my, how WONDERFUL - what a Very Special Man to do this for you A VERY Special Lady!!!! I am soooooooooooooo Happy for you.........and for him - for it is doing for others that make us Truly Happy.
Thank you, Sweet Lady! There seem to be a lot of these tears circulating........
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 08/14/06:
Regarding your message:
was thinking perhaps of asking for a voluntary board of underwriters, a
panel who could commit to such a monthly fee, which would allow me to not
panic. The problem is, they should receive something special for their
donations, a special privilege - something or other, and I've not been
able to figure out what that might be."
Dear, dear Carol, we do receive "something special" every time we open up a newsletter so lovingly put together by you. Thanks again! And if you run into "trouble" next month, just holler!
Oh, my goodness, Lady! What sweet things you say!
Thank you so much!
I seem to be having difficulty seeing the screen. Maybe I'm just a big ol' crybaby......
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/14/06 - "Love!":
All you need is love! A check is on it's way! With tears in my eyes, I feel the LOVE flowing your way! With the situation in this world today, this gives me more pleasure than I can describe in writing. Just wanted to share that with you. Know that we do love you so, Miss Carol, and yes, we all do know that you love us too!
After all, we will always have Paris.
Okay, that confirms it. I am just a big ol' crybaby!
Thank you so much, Sweetie!
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 08/14/06:
I have notified the Class of 1966 alumni that I have e-mail addresses for that you need our assistance. I'm sure you will find an outpouring of love very soon via the U. S. Mail!!
All my best to you!
Dee Hodges Bartram
I'm still stunned beyond words, Dee! Thank you so very much!
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 08/14/06:
Thank you so much for posting the information about Life Touch, I really appreciate it. Would you mind adding Barr to Mrs. Tucker's ('57 - of TX) name - she has remarried.
Certainly - times two!
To Pre-order Photographic Memories of the Event:
From One of my
Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 08/15/06 - "Dear Carol, People love to be asked for voluntary Contributions to help out.":
I am so happy that you told everyone that you were having financial difficulties, Otherwise no one could offer to help out. People love to be asked for voluntary contributions after they know what the situation is. My modest donation is on its way, Today is Aug. 15th and I mailed it yesterday. The last time I looked you had nearly 50,000 hits on your website. I hope the donations pour in.
They're starting to pour in already. As a matter of fact, three checks arrived which have enabled me to pay the rent, the electric bill, the internet/phone/cable bill, the car insurance, the water bill (in full!), and to buy my hypertension and asthma medications. And this brings tears to our eyes every time we think about it. I still think I'm lost in a movie script somewhere, but I suppose that's only appropriate. The past six years have all been an incredible fantasy journey anyway.
I look forward to your newsletters, There are so many friendly people involved and I know you work your "BUNS" off putting your newsletter out with all those many links.
That's true, Herbie. I just wish my BUNS understood that, and would actually go away!
I appreciate your love of the Military, Especially the Marine Corps in their Dress Blues of which I am a retired member, "SEMPER FI", which means "ALWAYS FAITHFUL" and you are an "HONORARY MARINE".
I do love being an Honorary Marine!
God Bless you, Dear Carol !!!!!
Thank you so
much, Herbie Darlin'!
Now on a lighter subject, I have enclosed a picture of three Fishing Sweethearts that my fishing buddy Walt sent to me. Below is my response to him. Walt and I spent many, many hours out in His or My boat fishing for Salmon on Lake Michigan. As I was looking at the picture, I wondered which one of the three Sweethearts "Linda May" (Bond Crayton - '66 - of VA) might look like, And I also wondered if She Liked to Fish ???
ZZZZZZZZ Wake up, Dear Carol, the long story is over, I know my long stories tend to put you in slumber land, so I will save some for later.
Your Friend, Herbie
Fix me up with the one on the left. She's just my type. She is a bit young but who cares, she loves to fish.
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Sweetie! And you know perfectly well you never bore me!
From Bob Allen ('51) of VA - 08/14/06:
I noticed this on your
NNHS newsletter...a coincidence
worth noting: my class, NNHS 1951 will also be having a reunion at same
Plaza...same night... 55 years...
I have not posted it here as there does not seem to be a lot of
interest from '51 on your site.
I will be looking for the other class (NNHS 1964) while we are there... an encounter may turn out kinda neat.
Dr. Bob Allen, (retired dentist) NNHS '51 Class vice-president...co-chair ...reunion committee.
WOWZERS! How fun! Actually, though, while they'll be staying at the Point Plaza, they'll be holding their 60th Birthday Party itself elsewhere:
60th Birthday Celebration
And if you change your mind about the free publicity, just let me know. Anyone Googling NNHS Reunions is sure to be able to find us, and it may bring in one or two for you.
From Me ('65) of VA - 08/14/06 - Wedgwood Commemorative Plate:
I saw this plate on eBay and thought it would look nice on this page:
So I added it!
|Wedgwood Commemorative Plate of Christening of USS Enterprise - 24 Sep 1960|
From Joanne Kates Roos of VA - 08/15/06:
I thought you might like to see the Daily Press Sunday, August 13, 2006 and Monday, August 14, 2006. A beginning series entitled "They dare to dream" - Who Built? A special look at local innovation from the past century and more. Sunday's story was on Collis P. Huntington and Monday's story was on my mother, Rena Nachman Kates. It would be neat to put this with your Nachman's Dept. Store site.
Love your web site!
Sincerely, Joanne Kates Roos
Joanne! How nice to hear from you! I've been gone much of today, but I shall indeed try to access this information early in the morning and add it to that page. It sounds invaluable! Thanks for letting us know! And I'm delighted that such a story was written. One simply cannot think of Newport News without thinking of Nachman's!
From Sheila Smith Moler ('64) of FL - 08/15/06:
I thought you would appreciate this.............
Sheila Moler '65
Oh, my goodness, Lady! I've been tearing up and choking up and having tears roll down my cheeks all week (for one reason or another), but this time you can add great heaving sobs to all that! This was so beautiful, and just what I needed to see at this moment. Thanks so very much, Sheila!
From Danny Coleman ('63) of NC - 08/15/06:
I've been away from home a couple weeks so I missed the last few newsletters. I'm sending you a few bucks tomorrow to help out. Shoot, just figure out ahead of time what you'll be needing, then post it and let the chips fall where they might. It'll work out just fine.
Bless your sweet heart, Danny! I appreciate that! Thank you so much!
From Harron Ellenson ('65) of MA - 08/15/06 - "NNHS 65 website":
YOWZERONI!!! I checked my addies, and the problem was that I was adding an "E" to yours where none belonged. How that happened, I've no idea, but I've corrected it now, so you should get the next announcement...
I cannot understand why
you're not able to connect to the newsletters; all looks well on this
From Billy Fitzgerald ('58) of VA - 08/15/06 - "Jackson School":
I was in Jackson Academy today; it's part of what is left of Jackson School. They have found some old PTA minutes from the 40’s and 50’s.
They will have their students do a project of researching the schools history. If anyone went there, and has pictures or anything from the school, it would be great if they would forward them to the school.
Thanks, Billy Fitzgerald
EXCELLENT!!! Thanks, Billy!
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 03/13/06:
Point Plaza Hotel is located just north of
the I-64 and Route 17 interchange, Exit #258. We have reserved a block of
rooms there for Friday and Saturday nights at a special rate of $84, plus
tax for an efficiency, and $99 plus tax for a suite.
You must book your rooms no later than Thursday, August 31st. Please call (800) 841-1112 or (757) 599-4460 and identify yourself as an attendee of the NNHS Class of 1966 Reunion being held there on September 30th to receive this special rate.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06 - "ATTENTION
OF 1964 TYPHOONS":
|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!
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 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 RJ’s Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.
On Saturday, 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.
On 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.
CONTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 08/11/06:
Photographic Memories of the Event:
To Pre-order Photographic Memories of the Event:
NNHS CLASS OF 1964
60th Birthday Celebration
INFORMAL "SOCK HOP" (WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM), CATERED FOOD, ADULT BEVERAGES, MUSIC, DANCING, BIRTHDAY CAKE
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
CONTACT Dave Spriggs email@example.com
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 08/15/06:
OUR 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANS ARE NOW FINALIZED, AND THE INVITATIONS
HAVE BEEN MAILED TO YOU, BUT YOU CAN ALSO SIGN UP RIGHT HERE.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN THIS WEB PAGE:
THEN PRINT OUT AND COMPLETE THE RESERVATION FORM
AND POP IT ... AND THE CHECK ... IN THE MAIL TO US. IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE.
AND, AT THE RIDICULOUSLY LOW FEE OF $25.00 PER PERSON, HOW COULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER MISSING THIS GALA EVENT?
(HECK!! I'D GIVE IT AWAY, BUT COOKIE WON'T LET ME!!)
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.
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
CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Brenda Amos Williams at email@example.com
for directions, and so that you can stay in touch.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 05/10/06:
Have I mentioned lately how very grateful I am just for the privilege of knowing y'all - let alone to be able to call you my friends??.
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol - the Richest Woman in Town
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Original music by Consuelo Velázquez Torres Ortiz
Original lyrics by Enrique Granados, Consuelo Velázquez Torres Ortiz
Besame, besame mucho.
Each time I cling to your kiss I hear music divine.
Besame, besame mucho.
Hold me, my darling, and say that you'll always be mine.
This joy is something new, my arms enfolding you.
Never knew this thrill before.
Whoever thought I'd be holding you close to me
Whispering, "It's you I adore"?
Dearest one, if you should leave me,
Each little dream would take wings and my life would be through.
Besame, besame mucho.
Love me forever and make all my dreams come true.
Besame, besame mucho.
Love me forever and make all my dreams come true
"Besame Mucho" midi courtesy of http://home.arcor.de/dinoandfriends/dean_midis.htm - 06/07/06
"Besame Mucho" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdownload.com/dean-martin-besame-mucho-lyrics.html - 06/07/06
Smacking Lips clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com - 04/10/03
String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/19/05
Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/guestbook-gifs.html - 03/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Animated Crying Baby clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/13/06
Thanks again, Al!
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05
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