08/24/05 - NNHS Newsletter -
Barbara Ann

 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Several months ago we switched our phone service so that now it doesn't matter how many long distance calls
I do or do not make, the phone bill remains the same.  This is great fun, except I usually forget I have this, and
forget to phone anybody.  If you'd like to talk sometime, send me your phone number (which I've probably lost)
and a convenient time to call, and we can chat.  YEA!

   But yesterday three of y'all called me - which was great fun, I must say, and we shall deal with all the exciting
news you imparted individually, so stay tuned.

 


GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:

Margaret Burns-Edwards ('67) of VA - 08/23/05:

We own Floral Fashions (florist) in Poquoson. We will be happy to donate flowers for any class reunion.. 
just call 868-0405 and we will arrange whatever you need.

   WOWZERONI!!!  How wonderful!  Thanks, Margaret! 

   Reunion Committees, did you catch that??


NEWBIES:

1. Gene Collins Glave ('60) of VA - 07/14/05 - (YIKES!  Keep reading...)

2. Betty Brockwell McClure of VA - 07/28/05 - (MORE YIKES!  Keep on reading...)

2. Worth Roberts ('66) of OH via Bobby Yevak ('65) of VA - 08/23/05

3. Anne Marlow Fitzgerald of CA - 08/23/05

     Welcome, Gene, Betty, Worth (Thanks, Bobby!) and Anne!  I've added y'all to our Alumni List, and Worth and
Anne are now on the Contact pages (though you'll have to give me permission before I publish your email addies):

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-ALL.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1966.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-B.html

PHONE CALLS:

1. Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 08/23/05

Cheryl is my first cousin and fairly new to our pages.  I tried to call her to sing "Happy Birthday" and got a wrong
number instead.  So she called me and said, "Start singing!"  HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!  Cheryl mentioned how much
she enjoyed the Vic Zodda's page with its new images (Thanks again, Dave!), and we talked of many things such
as the old Pal orange and grape ade, and then she laid the biggie on me.  She said before they moved away
from the Peninsula, back in the late sixties and early seventies, she and Don attended Orcutt Avenue Baptist
Church
, and were good friends of Fred Mays ('60) and Patty Andrews Mays ('61) and John Howard ('66) and
Cheryl Mays Howard ('66)!!!  WOWZERONI-RINI!!!

   Here again we have a scanner cue for an image of Cheryl and Don from that time frame so that Patty and Fred
and Cheryl and John can quit scratching their heads, but alas.  However, I did remember that there is one of Cheryl
and me from a few years earlier that is already in my computer files which might help:

Oh, yeah, that's helpful - NOT!!!

 

Thanks again, Cheryl!  I'll talk to you next week!

 
June 20, 1964
Virgilina, VA
 
Cheryl White and
Carol Buckley
 

2. Bobby Yevak ('65) of VA - 08/23/05

   Bobby told me that Worth Roberts was in town, and that through a remarkable series of circumstances, they had
 just had lunch together!  HOW COOL!!!


3. Margaret Burns-Edwards ('67) of VA - 08/23/05:

   In addition to reiterating her incredible offer for free floral arrangements for all NNHS Reunions, Margaret made
another generous offer, but this one is tinged with pain.  Connie Dickson Mitchell ('67) is a close friend
of Margaret's.  She is ill now with cancer which has spread to her spine, and the prognosis is not optimistic. 
Margaret said if any of us wish to write a note to Connie and send it to Margaret at Floral Fashions
at
floralfashions@earthlink.net, she will attach a floral arrangement to it and deliver it to Connie.  What a sweet and
wonderful gesture!  Please avail yourself of this opportunity.  It will be much appreciated, and you'll feel better, too.

   Thanks so very much, Margaret.

   Margaret, as you may recall, is the younger sister of Barbara Burns Reeves ('65).  Keep reading.......





The 60-Year Reunion of NNHS Classes of 1945 (Feb. and June)

will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2005
at Point Plaza Conference Center (Ramada Inn),
950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, 757-599-4460.
The Saturday event will be a dinner, with a speaker not yet named,
from 5 to 9 PM.
On Sunday, there will be a buffet brunch from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Advance registration required.
Contact Mary Frances Grasty at 757-930-8446.

 


 

 

 


The 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1965

will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2005
at the Point Plaza,
950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard,
Newport News,
757-599-4460,
and is open to all NNHS Alumni.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2005-65.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2005-attending.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Reunion-2005-survey.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Reunion-2005-B-1st-letter.html

 

 

 


From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 08/23/05 - "To the Queen":

You are indeed the NNHS Typhoon Queen.. and we so appreciate all you do to keep us in touch
and informed!

To quote someone dear and near to me.. "NNHS class of '66 will be celebrating our 40-YEAR
reunion"...were it our 40th reunion.. we could have had to have one every year!

ha.. Now we do want to be correct for all those Typhoon language perfectionists out there! After
all, we were educated at the great
NNHS! ( well.. when I managed to be there, that is).

We love you Carol!
Peace & Blessing,
Cheryl Mays Howard

   OH, YOWZERONI-RINI!!!  I must have more brain damage than I realized!!  I've
been harping on that usage for nearly 40 years myself!  Where have you been, Cheryl?!?  But now I have this
nonsense posted literally everywhere on the site!  What on earth was I thinking?!?  

   This is such an egregious error that I'm forced to break my own rule and do some serious revisionist history
to obliterate it!  And that's probably going to take me another five years to accomplish, so if you eagle-eyed
wonders can send them to me when you spot them, I will be exceedingly grateful.

   Thanks so much, Cheryl!!!


From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/23/05:

Hey!!  Great pics of Vic Zodda's!!!  I used to LOVE to eat there!  Great salad!

Sarah

   Weren't those terrific?!?  I loved that place myself - what a treat!  Thanks, Miss Sarah - and thanks again, David!


From John Murden ('60) of VA - 08/23/05:

Welcome back, Carol!
  
I was surfing at lunchtime, visited the NNHS site and found you are back in business!  Glad
to see and hear it!

We enjoyed having you and Dave Spriggs ('60 - of VA) as special guests for the Class of 1960
reunion.  It was great to meet you again. And no matter what everyone says, I HAVE changed
over the past 45 years!
 
Hope all continues to be well with you and your new computer!

~John

   Thanks, John - it's great to be back!

   Although I try not to put words in his mouth, I'm sure that Dave enjoyed himself every bit as much as I did.  We
certainly appreciated the privilege of being there as guests of the Class of 1960, and it was such fun meeting
people we have come to know only through the Newsletters, as well as seeing old friends once again.  Thanks
again to Karen (Weinstein Witte of FL) and the Reunion Committee for the gracious invitation!

   And John, it's only been 45 years.  I recognized you instantly so you couldn't have changed all that much!


From Anne Marlow Fitzgerald ('65) of CA - 08/23/05:

Carol,
 
I just visited the web site today (didn't know the address until last night), and want to let you know how impressed
I am with all that you've done.  I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone.  The committee has really been busy
with planning a great event for all of us.
 
When I visited the site for those confirmed to attend, I noticed that you have me from VA.  Would you change
that to CA
, since I have lived in California for the last twenty years.  I downloaded the survey and will mail it this week .
 
Thanks,
 
Anne Marlow Fitzgerald

   OOOPS!!!     What a difference a letter makes!  As they say here in North Carolina, California is "a fer piece
down the road".  Well, I have a tendency to move people around a lot anyway.  Once while he wasn't looking, I moved
Craig Miller ('63) from Florida to Texas.  Okay, so I had just had another teeny-tiny stroke, but mostly, as Craig said,
I'm just a cuckoo brain.  Sorry, Anne!  I moved you back to California, if that's where you really want to be.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2005-attending.html

   (Personally, I'd still rather be back in Virginia!  WILD GIGGLES!!!)

   I'm glad you enjoyed visiting the site, Anne!  It's good to hear from you!  As it will take you ten or twelve hours to see
it all, I can think of a couple of places right off the top of my head where you'll find your own picture:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/cheerleaders.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/cheerleaders-63.html

   (These are from one of the oldest sections of the site, dating from 2001.  Sorry about the advertising!)

http://www.angelfire.com/va3/nnhs_65/treasures.html

http://www.angelfire.com/va3/nnhs_65/tr-25.html

http://www.angelfire.com/va3/nnhs_65/tr-25-1.html - See - there you are, right in the middle!  And I see several more
familiar faces there as well!


From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 08/23/05:

Carol,
 
I was going through your list to update mine.  Right now I have 3 classmates going through our listing and trying
to call to update as many home addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses that they can.  I saw the
following names on your list and would like them to contact me with their current information. 
 
Lee Cook
Rex Davis (the one I have doesn't work)
Paul Dobie
Jamey Douglas Bacon
Bill Douthat
Brady Earnhardt
Linda Harris Gaskins
Gerald Leonard
Ilene Wasserman Dillard
Tim Whitt
 
I would certainly appreciate you doing this for me.  Also, feel free to put my e-mail address beside my name so
others can contact me. 
 
Thanks again for all you do!
 
Dee Hodges Bartram  dhbartram@cox.net

P.S.  OOPS!

I see that you have my e-mail address, I just wasn't in the right spot at the time.
 
Dee

   Thanks, Dee! 

   Okay, Sweetie-Babies!  If you don't dutifully report in to Mama-Dee, I shall be forced to give her your contact
info myself, and then you'll all shoot me for breaking my own rule, so be good.  You know she needs it; how's she
gonna keep your class together otherwise?!?

   (We may have a little trouble with Paul Dobie temporarily.  As you know, he volunteered to go back to the Dark
and Dusty Badlands for a year, and while the military email addy he gave me for over there worked initially, it doesn't
seem to be doing so now.)


BACKLOGS:

   I have just made a horrifying discovery.  My NNHS65@nc.rr.com email account which
basically disintegrated on 04/21/05 - which I thought was being preserved in a web mail
format, apparently has been emptying after a certain amount of time.  I think I'm going
to be quite ill now, because I know of several important items which are now gone.
ARGHHHH!


From Jim Elliott ('61) of AK - 06/28/05:

Carol, the last newsletter I received from you was May 10, 2005. Are you still writing the
newsletter?

   Yes, well - I am now!  Sorry for the dry spell!  Thanks, Jim!


From Gene Collins Glave ('60) of VA - 07/14/05:

Hi Carol,

Enjoyed meeting you at our class reunion last Saturday night. Good job on the web page!

You distributed cards and I took one. Then someone at our table knocked over a drink that
went everywhere, including on your card! Please let me know if there is a link I should use
other than nnhs65.00freehost.com.

Take care! (My maiden name was Collins)

Gene Glave, RN
Manager Pediatric Services
Roper St. Francis HealthCare

    I'm sorry this was misplaced for so long, Gene!  At least I found it before it disappeared altogether!

   Thanks - I had a great time, and we have a cute shot or two of you and your cousin, Neta (Collins Hastings -
'60 - of VA)
which we'll try to post quite soon.
 

   For those of you who don't know, Gene is the sister of Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA, and Neta is the
sister of Rip Collins ('65) of TN.


From Judy Horton Lindstrom ('63) of FL - 07/17/05:

Haven't received a newsletter in a long time. Please reinstate me on your
list. I have probably missed some good conversations. Besides, thinking
of moving up closer to ye old homestead. Thanks again for the site.

Judy

  Hey, Judy!  You never fell of the list; the Newsletters just fell off the planet!

   You're thinking of moving back too?!?  YAHOO!!!   Hold to the dream!  Thanks, Lady!


From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 07/18/05 - Make My Day:

http://www.orapois.com/br/arquivos/09102003084653755g.swf

   Rip, Rip, Rip!  

   Thanks, Babe!  You're a hoot!


From Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - 07/28/05:

Hello, Carol,
 
I ran a search for Newport News High School VA and have been enthralled by your website
for the past three hours!  My only previous contact with a former classmate was about six
years ago when I exchanged one e-mail message with Joe Drewry ('58 of VA).  I never
followed through after that.
 
Your site is fantastic!  I learned many interesting things but also was saddened to learn
of the deaths of several classmates.
 
Would you please add me to your mailing list.  I graduated in 1958.
 
Thanks so much.
 
Betty Brockwell Gray Atkins McClure
Farmville, VA

   Betty's been on the mailing list for some time now, but her name was inadvertently never added to the Alumni
page until now..  We're glad you're with us, Betty!  Thanks for your kind words!


From Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA - 08/11/05:

Hi Carol:

 ...welcome back to the web!...
I don't know if you got this notice....I sent it several months ago and got no response.

I found Barbara Burns, but not the way I had hoped.  I googled her name, and got an obituary...

Here it is...

Bowie woman killed in one-vehicle accident 

April 30, 2005 

BOWIE (Special) - A Bowie woman was killed and her mother seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident south
of Bowie on U.S. 287 Friday morning. 

The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. just before the Lawhorn exit on U.S. 287, approximately six miles from Bowie. 

Department of Public Safety Trooper Mark Coonce said Jennifer Robin Reeves was northbound on U.S. 287 in a
GMC Jimmy. The preliminary investigation indicates she overcorrected and went across the bar ditch on the right
side of the road. The vehicle overturned, slid across the service road, and turned over in the bar ditch. 

The driver was ejected from the vehicle. Justice of the Peace Jim Willard pronounced the 32-year-old driver dead
at the scene. Her passenger, Jennifer Reeves' mother, Barbara Lynn Reeves, 57, had to be removed from the
vehicle. She was flown to Harris Hospital.


Barbara Lynn Reeves and Jennifer Robin Reeves

Barbara Lynn Reeves and her daughter, Jennifer Robin Reeves, passed away on April 29, 2005.

Graveside services for Barbara and Jennifer were Tuesday, May 3 at The Cowboyís Last Ride Cemetery
with Dr. Larry Cox officiating. White Family Funeral Home of Bowie directed the services.

Barbara was born August 9, 1947 in Dallas, TX to Lynn Otis and Elsie (Lee) Burns. She married Loyd Lynn
Reeves on August 4, 1970 in Ardmore, OK. She loved gardening, cooking and volunteering her time at the
animal shelter. She was a loving wife and mother.

Jennifer was born December 24, 1972 in Newport News, VA to Loyd Lynn and Barbara Lynn (Burns) Reeves.
She was a giving woman with a love for dogs. She loved caring for her own dogs and spending time with her
mother and father. She was an avid movie watcher.

They are preceded in death by Barbaraís parents and Jenniferís grandparents, Lynn and Elsie Burns;
Barbaraís sister and Jenniferís aunt, Carol Crouch.

They are survived by Barbaraís husband and Jenniferís father, Loyd Reeves of Bowie, TX; Barbaraís sister
and Jenniferís aunt, Margaret Edwards and her husband, Bruce of Poquoson, VA; Barbaraís brothers and
Jenniferís uncles, Robert Burns and his wife Cindy of Poquoson, VA and Lee Burns and his wife, Vicky of Clinton,
MS; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.


   Chippy and Margaret, I apologize for the two delays.  The first was totally beyond my control.  The second was 
beyond my strength.  I had really planned to begin my updates with the myriad of deaths which occurred while I 
was down.  But after three months, the euphoria of being back all but prohibited me from dealing with the sadder 
issues right away.
   This is now posted, and awaits my scanner for further embellishment and creation of a special newsletter.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam-all.html
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/memoriam.html
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/obit-barbara-burns-reeves.html 
   Again we extend our deepest sympathies to all of y'all in your loss.


UPDATES:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-H-M.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/mariners.html - one new image and a slight page redesign


 Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Barbara Ann

- Fred Fassert © 1961
 

(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)
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Oh Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

I went to a dance, looking for romance,
Saw Barbara Ann so I thought I'd take a chance

On Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

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(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Oh Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Tried Betty Lou
Tried Peggy, too
Tried Mary Lou
But I knew they wouldn't do

Like Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

Come take my hand
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)

You got me rockin' and a rollin'
Rockin' and a reelin'

Barbara Ann
(Bar bar bar bar Barbar Ann)


"Barbara Ann" midi courtesy of http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi1.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Barbara Ann" lyrics courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/soakbear/barbann.htm
also
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks again, Dave!

 Barbara Ann Images Concept courtesy of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 08/08/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

 Image of Barbara Bush courtesy of http://www.strom.clemson.edu/events/calhoun/ - 08/09/05

Image of Ann Landers courtesy of http://www.americanhs.org/ - 08/09/05

Image of Barbara Walters courtesy of http://www.makeup411.com/beauty_breakdown/tv_shows/BB_TheView.htm - 08/09/05

Image of Raggedy Ann courtesy of http://www.dollbox.com/ - 08/09/05

Red Petunia Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 08/14/05

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

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