08/20/10 - NNHS
“...Lost in your heart, lost in your eyes
- Peter Winstanley
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'm feeling nostalgic and melancholy - can you tell??
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzyEd2soQkk - Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners
|"Since I Don't Have You" is a song by the doo-wop group The Skyliners. Released in 1958, the single reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also the top five of the R&B chart. The song, highlighted by a powerful vocal by lead singer Jimmy Beaumont, and a falsetto on the final chorus by Janet Vogel, is considered by oldies fans to be one of the best "heartbreak" ballads ever recorded, and a classic of pre-Beatles rock and roll, and is still frequently played on the radio. The song was featured in the films American Graffiti, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Lethal Weapon 2, and Mischief.|
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 - "Update on locations - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":
Please post this updated announcement when you have a moment.
Friday evening we’ll meet at the home of Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65). They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend. The change in location was decided when members of the reunion committee thought the original location might not be as suitable for conversation as originally planned. The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News. The telephone number is 757-595-4116. We’ll post a map providing directions.
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - significantly updated 08/07/10!
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 08/18/10!
Thank you, Dave!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/10 - "BIRTHDAY CRUISE":
BIRTHDAY CRUISE RESERVATION DEADLINE IS 20 SEPTEMBER.
I just reviewed my contract with the Spirit of Norfolk. I must give them the final attendee count and final payment no later than 23 September. That means that I must receive your reservation and check no later than 20 September.
However, keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you a seat, after the first 40 seats are reserved.
BOTTOM LINE: Send your reservation now, if you want to be assured of a seat.
http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10!
- updated 08/03/10!
Thank you, David!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to the late Chip Clark ('65) - 1947 (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
23 - Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA;
27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|August 20, 1944 - 168 captured
allied airmen, accused of being "terror fliers", arrived at
Buchenwald concentration camp.
August 20, 2002 - Friedrich Engel, a former Nazi SS major, appealed his conviction on 59 counts of murder. He was sentenced to seven years in prison for his part in the shooting on a mountain pass above Genoa during World War II.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Friday, August 20, 1965 - Chippy Clark celebrated his 18th birthday.|
From Don Hagy ('67) of VA - 08/13/10 - "Email address change for Don & Della Hagy":
Our email address is changing to ___________@_____.___ (from _____@_________.___). We will continue to get email forwarded from _________ until about Sept. 16. We want to hear from you so PLEASE change this address soon.
Don & Della Hagy
Thanks, Don - GOTCHA!
From Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL - 08/19/10 - "Class of '60 Reunion":
I must tell you how thankful I am for you and your wonderful web-site. Having grown up in Stuart Gardens and North End (62nd Street), but transferring to WHS in 1955 (9th Grade), I lost contact with many of my NNHS friends. Through your web-site and email contact, I was fortunate enough to be invited by the Class of '60 to attend the 50-Year Reunion. I attended the Friday Night Social at the beautiful home of Barbara Block Goldstein and her husband on August 6th and that turned out to be a night for my memory banks. Reuniting with so many childhood friends, not seen since 1955, some of whom were not quickly recognized and others who have hardly changed at all, brought back so many memories of "the good old days". I am so thankful for the class inviting this old WHS Farmer to share this special evening with them. My only regret is leaving my camera at home, so if any attendees wish to share their photos, I would dearly love seeing them. I again thank you for being the catalyst that made this special evening for me possible. Wow!.....what a lucky guy I am.
'In God We Trust'
WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Don! You made my day!
I'm so sorry you forgot your camera; I hope someone sends you some pictures. You realize that there are vast hordes of people waiting to lynch me for never yet posting not only the Reunion Images from LAST year, but the the year before as well.....
They'll hafta catch me first, and I'm 900 miles or so away, but.....
From Sandra Ray ('61) of VA - 08/19/10:
Thank you so much,
AWWW! Thanks, Sandra!
I posted this with
our collection: Oh,
Su-san..... ... In 1971 Newport News High School was converted, along with Collis
P. Huntington and George Washington Carver High Schools, to an
intermediate school after the city's school district freedom-of-choice
plan was struck down in federal court and school districting went into
effect. In 1980 Newport News Intermediate School was closed.
From Rochelle Spooner
('63) of NY -
How's it going on our 65th BD?
Attaching a photo of my great-grandson Heyden. I haven't found
the other photos I am sure I have of my dad and my daughter taken at the
Heyden and the Lion
I looked six ways from Tuesday to find the note Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX sent me over seven years ago explaining exactly what happened, but I cannot locate it. I think she told me that the last NNHS class was 1971. Those in the Class of 1972 could elect whether to have Newport News High School or Ferguson High School on their diploma.
Thought you might like to see
me, Rochelle, Trixie, my dog, and Shirley and Harry Spooner
and you know I can't find one picture of me as a flag twirler....
that precious shot, Rochelle!
We can't have you not having a picture of yourself in your cute
little flagtwirler outfit, so here's one from the '61 Anchor.
It's "posta" be in the Junior Band section of the
website - which I've been
promising to make for about seven years now.....
"Our 65th Birthday"??
My birthday's not for ten more days, but I'll "only" be 63.
And your birthday is
22, so you must be talking about your Class Reunion.
I've not heard any updates lately:
Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will
celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power
Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie
Overton Jones at
email@example.com - CLASS OF 1963
Thank you, Rochelle - good to hear from you!
Thank you so much, Sandra!
AWWW! Thanks, Sandra! I posted this with our collection:
... In 1971 Newport News High School was converted, along with Collis P. Huntington and George Washington Carver High Schools, to an intermediate school after the city's school district freedom-of-choice plan was struck down in federal court and school districting went into effect.
In 1980 Newport News Intermediate School was closed.
From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 08/19/10:
How's it going on our 65th BD?