Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another
one of those letters I'm splitting into installments. So ya know all that
cool stuff I promised? Well, I still didn't
get to it, AND I received even more. Well, that'll just give you something else to anticipate.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/08/04:
It is becoming clear that last minute attendees cannot wait for a form to arrive by snail mail.
Accordingly, it is necessary to post the Class of 1964 Form on the site.
Here you are, David:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Class-64-Res-Form.html - for Members of the Class of 1964
With time growing so short, it is
becoming critical that all these forms are returned to David so that final
can be made for the Spectacular Spectacular. And no, I am not exaggerating, and no, it is not just so much hype. Just
download your forms, fill them out, enclose your check, and send them off to Dave. In six weeks you'll see for yourself.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/re-64-2004-actual-form.html - for Members of All Other Classes
Go look again. Make sure you see your name:
From Richie Allen ('66) of VA - 09/08/04:
Arnie Mull ('64) passed away at 10:30 this morning ....... Wednesday Sept 8th .
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 09/08/04
Arnold LeMond "Arnie" Mull
- Arnold 'Arnie' LeMond Mull, 58, husband of Judy Mull, died Wednesday, Sept. 8,
2004. The family
will gather at 2 p.m. Saturday at Denbigh Baptist Church for visitation. Arrangements by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation
Published in the Daily Press on 9/9/2004.
Thanks, Richie and Sandi. Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA told me that
Arnie had taken a turn for the worse a few days ago.
This is a very sad and stressful time for their family, and we'll keep them all in our prayers.
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 09/08/04:
How precious! I think it's safe to say that few people on earth today who
love and appreciate fresh little
newborn more than I. That's probably why I collected so many of them myself. Fortunately for me, I still like them all even
now that they're grown! HA-HA-HA-HA!
Congratulations on your new little doll baby!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of UT - 09/06/04:
Becky in Arches, Utah
WOW - how lovely - both your daughter AND the scenery! Utah is one of my very favorite places. Thanks, Jean!
From Craig Miller ('63) of FL - 09/07/04:
Hey, Craig! We're
disappointed that youíll not be there in October, but congratulations on your
accomplishments with your team!
Thatís fabulous! Do keep us posted!
From Brian Beachum ('72) of VA - 09/08/04:
In regard to the article on the J. S. Darling Oyster Company in Hampton - The stadium for Thorpe Junior High School,
on the corner of Kecoughtan Road and Victoria Boulevard, was named Darling Stadium for the Darling Oyster Company that
was near the school. Just a bit of "Stomping Ground" trivia. Thanks to Dave (Spriggs - '64 of VA) for the great photo find.
Thanks, Brian. I started to mention Darling Stadium myself, but I didn't know if it was named for the company or for the man
From Sherry Mitchum Baker ('65) of VA - 09/08/65:
What is your e-mail address to make donation for website thru paypal? Thanks for all you do.
Hey, Sherry! At last! An easy question! It's the same as my regular address: NNHS65@nc.rr.com
Thanks so much! It's my great privilege to do....um.... whatever it is I do. Giggles!
From Cathy Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 09/08/64:
Hi Carol : Glad to see thatJoe (Madagan - '57) and the rest of our Florida classmates made it through.
AHA! Another one for the Small
World Department! Thanks, Cathy! I very much enjoy Joe's notes
myself. He's a jewel -
as are you all.
From Joe Wingo ('65) of NC - 09/08/04:
Please let Bobby Turpin ('58 of VA) know, just for the record, that I feel like I can
safely claim a large part of NNHS whether or not Parkview/Briarfield is ever mentioned
in the newsletter or not. For those of us who grew up there, memories are just as deep
and vivid as any. And further, that area turned out more than a few rocks upon which
the Class of '65's foundation was built. The point to remember is simply that ours was
a diverse class covering a broad section of the city and that made us even greater; hence,
we should actively encourage correspondence from all of our classmates.
It's good to hear from you! I think - I hope - that we're all on the same
wave-length here. So while it sometimes
may appear that we're favoring one section over another, the simple truth is that while some of us may be chattier than others, and
some of us may be more verbose than others, we're all TYPHOON-bred with blue and gold blood, and we all adore and respect
one another. What an amazing group y'all are!
Curiously, I've found that
often one of the things that's hardest for me to remember sometimes is where
people lived and where
they went to elementary school. I'm not sure why this is. I seem to remember the strangest things after all these years.
From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 09/09/04:
I also went to Briarfield Elementary. My teachers were Mrs. Rowell, Mrs. Woodward and Mrs. Bevan. I lived
in Arlington Apartments. What a flashback. Those years were not so happy. I moved to 1601 Roanoke Avenue and took
the CRT to NNHS...love rochelle
Thanks, Rochelle! Mrs. Rowell was of course the mother of Thommy ('64) and Van ('65).
We don't have Arlington Apartments listed on "Our Old Apartments". Hmmm. Another fine mess I hafta fix...
But the good news is that the elementary
school pages are growing! If I save the rest of this Newsletter for
tomorrow, I might even
have time to start moving them, because wait'll you see what Tommy Flax ('64) of VA sent us! (Thanks again, Tommy!)
From Rosalee Wills Jecmenek ('65) of TX - 09/09/04:
Thanks so much for posting my special request,
Carol...you are a rare gem!! We all appreciate you
so very much!!! Lots of love, Rosalee
Rosalee! I even bought her a card myself while I was out. Now if I
can only mange to not lose it the way
I did the ones I bought for Brownie and her mama last spring. They haven't turned up yet - and they were so perfect, too....
From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 09/09/04:
I remember the source of Sherri's clarinet-playing genes, too!
We wish you all the best with the Memory Walk. Give Julius our love.
From Linda (Boatright) Fitzgerald ('66) of FL - 09/09/04:
(AFTER I posted it!) how many toes I was gonna step on with my 3-1/2" heels
crack! Sorry, Linda! Just call me
an old fuddy-duddy!
When we moved here from Illinois
2-1/2 years ago, my sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59) kept telling
me, "This is North
Carolina. We do things differently here."
Sho' nuff, by and large, most of
the women at our church dress quite casually, and wear flip-flops - or at least
flats - and laugh wildly
if someone mentions panty hose, as though the quaintest of thoughts and rarest of memories has just been broached.
But not I. I still dress
up. You see, you must remember my two personal dress codes:
1. "The REAL ME is artificial."
2. "I'm never REALLY comfortable unless I'm at least moderately UN-comfortable."
I am she who actually discovered
invisible pantyhose which can be worn under my bathing suit! Yea, verily!
I'm the one who back
in the days before they invented panty hose wore a heavily-boned waist-cinching garter belt and stockings under everything - at all times -
whenever I ventured out in public - even under Bermuda shorts and knee socks! I credit the Super-Duper Waist-Cinching Garter Belt
with my 22" waist of yore. It was never allowed to grow beyond that point. I was horrified enough that it advanced beyond the 18" it had
been in seventh grade!
Ah, the good old days...
I remember a wedding on a very,
very hot Saturday in June of '63. No, Jimmy-Jimmy, I cannot recall whose
wedding it was, but I
remember the important part - what I was wearing! YES! And I was wearing Eleanor's lovely pale pink Dacron dress with the fitted
bodice and softly gathered skirt (and 3" heels, of course!) And underneath the dress and petticoats, the Super-Duper Waist-Cinching
For some reason, they decided to
throw INSTANT rice after the ceremony - in the heat - everywhere - while we
waited outside the
church for quite some time. Having been duly showered myself with several large dousings of this stuff, I became aware that I was
mighty uncomfortable, but it would have been unseemly, unladylike, and downright (GASP!) tacky to allude to such a thing (or even
to the heat itself!) so I just kept smiling.
When I arrived back home, and
was at last able to escape the bondage of my clothing, I found that underneath
it all, I had acquired
enough fully-cooked rice for a healthy meal.
Somehow I wasn't hungry. Must've been the heat.
Y'all take care of each other.
Love to all, Carol
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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."
Anderson and Weill
Oh, it's a long, long
From May to December
But the days grow short
When you reach September
When the autumn weather
Turns the leaves to flame
One hasn't got time
For the waiting game
Oh, the days dwindle down
To a precious few
And these few precious days
I'll spend with you
These precious days
I'll spend with you
"September Song" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/aaa/lyrics/septsong.htm - 09/09/04
Autumn Leaves divider line clip art courtesy of http://webclipart.miningco.com/library/Thanks/blclip56f.htm - 09/09/04
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