08/31/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Tuesday Afternoon

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I am still ill, so I think I can pretty much guarantee you both a plethora of errors and a host of glaring omissions
today, but that remains to be seen.  My thinking is even more muddled when I'm sick than at other times, though
I'm sure that many of you will find such a thing hard to fathom.

   First I'd like to thank those of you who sent me birthday remembrances yesterday.  There didn't seem to be a
parade in my honor after all, but that's just as well, as standing out in the pouring rain in my condition would surely
have led me to pneumonia, and I'm just really not in the mood for that.

   And Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

NEWBIES:

1. Pattie Barnes Garcia ('72) of TX - 08/30/04:

Hi, I was just sent a copy of your fabulous newsletter.  Thanks so much for
taking the time to do it.  Please add me to your mailing list, I was in the class
of 1972, which was actually torn apart and I was sent to Warwick but my blood
still ran blue and gold and I had Newport News High School put on my diploma.
I moved to Willis, Texas in 1994 and I sure do miss Virginia and seeing some of
the mighty Typhoons! I look forward to receiving the newsletter. Have a great day.
Pattie Barnes Garcia

   Welcome, Pattie!  You're on the list!

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

UPDATES:

   We had tremendous activity over the weekend, with people sending in all sorts of wondrous items. 

   Joe Madagan ('57) of FL sent me some truly awesome things about the Victory Arch which I haven't yet done because
I'll need to be able to think, and that just isn't happening yet.  Keep the faith - they're coming.

   This one was easy, though!  It's an old news clipping of Joe's wife, Eva Ellis ('61) - and some other kids you'll recognize
as well - being honored as recipients of the Newport News Citizens Scholarship Fund:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/1961-NNCSF-Winners.html

   It's posted on "Odds and Ends":

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

   Thanks, Joe!


http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html - All sorts of new stuff here this week!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-beach.html - Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA sent two more beautiful old postcards -
one of them via Bob Buchan ('61) of VA.  Thanks, Dave - and Bob!  Oh - I finally changed that midi for you, Dave.   I can't
believe it took me a week to getting around to doing it.  Sorry about that!


http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-amusement.html - This page has been considerably shortened because - TA-DAH! -
part of it was removed to create this brand new page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/penny-arcade.html - Bob Butler (HHS - '64) of VA sent us three more fabulous images,
prompting Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to write up a delightful memory for us.

   Thanks so much, Bob and Dave!  These are great additions to our page, and certain to provoke more memories from us
all!  Joe Madagan ('57) of FL has already responded to it.  Thanks, Joe!


http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/newmarket-shop-ctr.html - While he was in a literary mood Saturday, Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
fired us off another great story.  Thanks, Dave!


http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/crt.html - Bruce Korusek (JMHS - '66) of VA sent us four more gorgeous full-color images
of old CRT buses.  Okay, Bruce, this time I almost started bawling.  By the way, I don't know if any of the rest of you share the
same passion for old buses that Bruce and I do, but we're certainly having fun.  And think of the great archive we're building!

   Thanks, Bruce!  I spent a large portion of my life waiting for and riding those old buses!  I'm so thrilled to have images
of them which won't fade with time!


http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/east-end.html - Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA found a different image of the old Elizabeth Buxton
Hospital for us.  It's about 1/3 of the way down the page.  Thanks, Dave!


From Jim Dick ('65) of FL - 08/29/04:

The First Presbyterian Church on 32nd Street (next to the YMCA) had a very major role in the early years
of Newport News Shipbuilding. When Collis Huntington of railroad fame, who was a great supporter
of the original Homer Ferguson, the driving force in the shipyard, wanted to locate a shipyard in Newport News
they also wanted to get shipbuilding artisans from Europe. The Clyde Shipyards in Port Glasgow, Scotland, were
going bankrupt as were many shipyards in Europe in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Accordingly, they recruited
skilled artisans from Scotland to come to America, one of whom was my grandfather, Robert Murray Dick, who
was a skilled ship's carpenter. Many others came with my grandfather and, hence, the need for a Presbyterian
Church since it is basically "The Church of Scotland". My early family had many great ties to the old locally
owned shipyard and, of course, they were Presbyterians through and through. Henry Hoyle ('65) and I both
grew up in that beautiful old church. I was both baptized there and joined the church there as a young boy.
I haven't been to town in a while but I hope that beautiful stained glass window is still showing out on 32d Street.
Ah, the memories of what was a wonderful downtown.
The malls just don't do the same thing!

   Thanks so much, Jimmy!  This fascinating history lesson is now posted both with the Shipyard, and with First
Presbyterian Church:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/railway-shipyard.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/our-places-worship.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/first-presbyterian-church.html - Oh, Jimmy picked the music for this page at my request,
too.  Thanks again, Jim!


   You know how I've been bugging y'all to let me make email addy pages for each class?  I must have needed to have
my head examined!  (Big surprise there, eh?)  I made two more such pages.  They each took hours and hours.  I think
y'all will have to bribe me to do any more.  Still - they are nice, I think, and early response has been encouraging from
members of those classes  I can probably be easily bought:

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

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1963.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1964.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1964.html

NOTES:

From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 08/28/04:

Hi Carol,
Each time I receive a newsletter I want to see another all class reunion. Any chance that one
could be planned?
Thanks, Brownie '62


 From Me ('65) of NC to Brownie - 08/28/04:

   This (40th Reunion of the Class of 1964) is so close to what you want, that I just donít see how it could get any better!
But I donít know who arranged that Grand Reunion back in í96.  Did Fred Mays ('60) of VA have something to do with it?


From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 08/28/04: 

Dear Carol,
As I remember it was Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA who started the ball rolling. If someone could get
Mickey's telephone number for me I will give him a call and see what I can do to start the ball rolling
again. Warmly, Brownie

   As it turns out, Brownie, a number of people were looking for Mickey this weekend for a variety of reasons.  I've sent you
his mailing address, phone number, and email addy.  Thanks to all who helped in that enterprise - and you know who you are....

From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 08/28/04 - RE: Blind Carboning of Newsletter Notifications:

Carol -- it worked like a charm! You're not the computer dummy you pretend to be!
Ron

   Well, yes - and no - on both counts!  It works very well for y'all, but I still have to send out three mailings, so it's not
that much simpler for me.  Your messages are shorter, and the addies are protected, so that's all good.  I tried to send
them all at once, but with nearly 300 names, they figured that I was a spammer, so the message went nowhere.

   And I will admit to having learned so much in the last four years, that what I DON'T know really, REALLY annoys me.

   But that's okay, too.  Thanks, Ron.

From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 08/28/04:

Carol
 
Jack Tesh, Jr. was in the Class of '58 with Julius (Benton, Renee's husband).  It was his sister, Jean Tesh, that was in
the Class of '59 with Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky) and me.
 
And, yes, I was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church on 30th Street and also "graduated" from Thomas Jefferson School,
where my favorite teacher to this day was Miss Marie Suttle.  Thomas Jefferson was where I first met Ronnie Miller in 2nd
grade (I skipped 1st grade -- dunno what happened to the smarts after that!!).  Oops! excuse me, he thinks he's old enough
to be called "Ron" now.  NOT!
 
   OOOPS!  Busted again!  Sorry about that!

   Perhaps I can get to those two new pages this week - or soon, anyway.....

   Thanks, Renee!

From Gail Latta Pearce ('64) of VA - 08/

Just came across these two names in the directory and I would certainly enjoy
getting in touch with Lynne and Jim Brinkley. I lost touch with them a few
years ago and have often wondered how they were doing. She was in Beta Sigma
Phi with me for several years. She might not know my last name now but she
knew me when I was Gail Latta Rowe and married to David. Hope to hear from her.
Thank you. Gail Pearce

     Thanks, Gail!  I passed this along to Jim and Lynne and heard back from Jim!


From Jim Brinkley ('65) of IA - 08/31/04:

Thanks Carol. Lynne and I will get in touch with Gail right away. It is so good to hear from friends
that we have lost track of over the years. I look back on those years at NNHS and cannot think
of any person that I could not call a friend. Those were wonderful years and it is good to reminisce.
Thank you for your hard work on the newsletters and thanks to all those who have helped to provide
information for your website.
Take care and God bless you,
Jim

   I LOVE these reconnection stories!  Thanks, Jim!  Give Lynne my love!

   Y'all should all check out that Alumni Page on a regular basis.  There's no telling who you'll find there:

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

From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 08/31/04: 

Good Morning........6:15 AM 8/31/04 Cat-4 Frances has made her way to the Virgin Islands........
getting this out before we lose power......we are buttoned up tight....our first strong gust hit last
night at 7:11 and at 6:06 this morning the rain hit...... the storm will pass (the eye) 125 miles north
of us and because the hurricane force winds extend out 70 miles and the tropical force winds extend
out 175 miles.........we WILL feel it..... the dreaded tornadoes are what we fear the most........the
coffee is made and the A/C is on as we wait........for now we are as snug as bugs........All Will Be Well....
our love to all.........John and Brownie

   YIKES!!!  Thanks, Brownie! 

   Y'all keep them in your thoughts and prayers today, please!

   This isn't finished, and I omitted several important items, but my head is starting to swim, and the fever is returning,
and I think I'll go lie down, and you really wouldn't want to read what I've written under those circumstances anyway. 
(Yes, trust me, it CAN get worse!)

   Soooo - y'all take care of each other.

                                   Love to all, Carol
 

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219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9305
910-488-9408


Tuesday Afternoon

(Moody Blues)

 

Tuesday, afternoon,
Iím just beginning to see,
Now Iím on my way,
It doesnít matter to me,
Chasing the clouds away.

Something, calls to me,
The trees are drawing me near,
Iíve got to find out why
Those gentle voices I hear
Explain it all with a sigh.

Iím looking at myself, reflections of my mind,
Itís just the kind of day to leave myself behind,
So gently swaying thru the fairy-land of love,
If youíll just come with me and see the beauty of

Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, afternoon,
Iím just beginning to see,
Now Iím on my way,
It doesnít matter to me,
Chasing the clouds away.

Something, calls to me,
The trees are drawing me near,
Iíve got to find out why
Those gentle voices I hear
Explain it all with a sigh.


"Tuesday Afternoon" midi courtesy of http://bennieshepherd.com/TuesdayAfternoon.mid,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/28/04

Thanks, Dave!

"Tuesday Afternoon" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/m/moody-blues/95904.html,
 also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/27/04

Thanks again, Dave!

Thermometer divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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