Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
And now for the rest of yesterday's Newsletter!
1. Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA - 09/09/04
2. Carol Moell Marcella ('56) of VA - 09/09/04
As so many people were contacting you at once, I'm not really certain how you
came to join us, and whom
we have to thank, but we're so delighted you're here!
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA sent me three new images taken
on his Wonder Camera on 09/08/04, and so far I've only posted one
of them (funny - I don't remember slacking off!), but it's a winner!:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/fertittas.html - Here it is! Maybe I was still searching for the missing accompanying text!
The other two images are
classic! I'll try to get to them tonight before bed.... Sorry I'm
running behind; I really do appreciate them.
From Jane Coltrain Leonard ('64) of VA via Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/09/04:
(As posted on the Reunion Page)
This one is very near and dear to my heart as I stare headlong at my 40th
high school reunion!
Have you been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking... surely I cannot look that old?
You may enjoy this short story.
While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist,
I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name.
Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been
in my high school class some 30 years ago.
Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought.
This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.
I asked him if he had attended the local high school.
"Yes," he replied.
"When did you graduate?" I asked.
He answered, "In 1971. Why?"
"You were in my class!" I exclaimed.
He looked at me closely and then the son of a gun asked, "What did you teach?"
Courtesy of Jane Coltrain
Leonard ('64) of VA via Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/09/04
WILD GIGGLES!! Thanks, Jane - and Dave!
Hey, I'm still just a kid, right?!? HA-HA-HA-HA
From Me ('65) in NC - 09/10/04:
I actually FINALLY moved "Our Schools When We Were Younger" late last night! YEA!!!
So now it's time for the updates!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/briarfield.html - total page redesign
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/10/04:
- Courtesy of Dave Spriggs
('64) of VA - 09/10/04
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/B-stonewall-jackson-sch.html - total page redesign
Okay - this page took me
all day long (don't ask...), so I'll hafta do the other schools next week, as I
doubt I've have a free moment
this entire weekend. ARGHHH!
From Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson of VA - 09/09/04:
Since tomorrow is Coach "Pete" Robinson's birthday (he would have been 83!), I thought I'd ask you
to put it on your birthday page. It's 9/10/21. Mine is 1/8/34.
I also wanted to let you know how far reaching your Web work really is. I just heard from one of Pete's
former golfers by way of the Web page you made for him. Bob Truitt, who now lives in Massachusetts,
entered his name on Google and it popped up on the Web page you made for Pete as he is the one holding
the trophy in the ODU golfers' picture. He didn't know of Pete's death until he read it there, and he wrote
several wonderful letters to me telling me how much Pete meant to him.
Earlier, because of your Web site, I received a great letter from a lovely woman in the class of 1958 and am
so proud of all her accomplishments and remembrances.
Thank you for all you've done. I love reading all the e-mails and your clever answers. Certainly brings back
fond memories of those wonderful '50s!! But, hey, these are wonderful times too, aren't they? What would
we do without e-mail?
Love, Wilma Robinson
Every now and then I become so choked up that
I can't do much of anything, and find myself speechless (I know - THAT
doesn't happen very often, now does it?!?). But this was one of those times.
Thank you so much, Mrs. Robinson! I was delighted to post your birthdays - and part of your message - on the page:
happy you were able to reconnect with former students! That must be a
thrill for all of you, so I'm quite honored - and
rather astounded - that I was able to play a part in that.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/10/04:
Thanks, Adonis! You know, I hadn't thought of that! Maybe that IS the problem! Y'all hang tight!
From Carol Moell Marcella ('56) of VA - 09/10/04:
Thanks for sending us the NNHS newsletter.
You're quite welcome, Carol! We're so glad you're with us!
From Melody DeBerry (WHS - '66) of VA - 09/10/04:
|Jim and Wayne DeBerry|
Thanks, Melody! If you always wanted to go
to NNHS and you're reading the Newsletters, then your heart is definitely in the
place, and you belong on both the Alumni Page AND the Birthday Page:
You'll notice there are already several spouses listed on both pages.
Hey! J'ever wonder why if the plural of mouse is "mice", then why isn't the plural of spouse "spice"?
It appears we're a date late with Wayne's birthday, so tell him hi for a Very Merry Unbirthday from all of us, please! I already knew that Jimmy and David were born the same day (night?), but I had failed to place Bill Clinton with them! How could I have missed that? Thanks, Melody - and thanks for the picture!
Arnie's death was a sad thing, and his family and friends remain in our thoughts and prayers.
From Craig Miller ('63) of FL - 09/10/04:
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 09/10/04:
Well, last night we got
power back (ah, the hot shower was wonderful) and early this am
the phone lines, so thought I would let you know that North Central Florida lives on. Our
power had been off since early Sunday so needless to say we were quite miserable. The
National Guard did provide water and ice so that helped a bit. We had winds about 75 and
over 19 inches of rain. Lots of trees and power line down, my pasture was under up to 4
feet of water, not to mention the snakes. Oh, the poor horses hide.
We are proud and tough so we will continue on. At least the basic home structure is fine.
Just pray for us that Ivan the Terrible goes somewhere else. Right now we are right in the
bullseye. More later.
OUCH!!! Thanks so much for letting us hear from you, Jimmy! Y'all continue to be in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.
I still have Great and
Wondrous Things from Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, Bruce Korusek (JMHS -
'66) of VA ,
Dave Arnold ('65) of VA, and Albert Dorner ('66) of VA. I'm peddling as fast as I can, but I'm out of time now,
so I'll catch then up as soon as I'm able. I really apologize for the endless delays.
Y'all take care of each other.
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
"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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