09/10/04 - NNHS Newsletter - September Tidbits - Part II

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

   Welcome!!!  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. 
Thanks, David!

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
Thanks, Dave!

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:

Dear Carol,

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
NNHS 1958-59

   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:


   I'm so 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:

Hi, Carol:
The 0500 news reports that Hurricane Ivan is likely to hit Sarasota and Bradenton. That is the same area that Charley devastated.
Punta Gorda is the little village in Port Charlotte that was really torn up. Power is still off in most of that area.
Is this the year of the storm on some calendar?
Take care,

   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:

Dear Carol, 
Thanks for sending us the NNHS newsletter.
Carol Marcella

   You're quite welcome, Carol!  We're so glad you're with us!

From Melody DeBerry (WHS - '66) of VA - 09/10/04:

Dear Carol,
I read your NNHS  e-mail newsletter often;  although I'm not a former Typhoon, I've been married for 37 years to one -
Jimmy DeBerry ('64).  He doesn't play on our home computer, so I read all the alumni news and relate it to him.  I actually
graduated from Warwick High School in 1966, but always wished I could go to NNHS.
You are remarkable!!  You keep the website up to date so well, and have touched many lives in the process.  God bless you
for all that you do.
Sept. 9 is Wayne DeBerry's birthday ('65); and Aug. 19 was Jimmy's birthday, as well as David Spriggs' ('64) and former
Bill Clinton (they were all born on the same day in 1946!) 
On a sadder note, I know you are aware of the passing of Arnie Mull.  He and Jimmy were good buddies in high school.  Jim
called him "Monty".  He had a brain tumor and was operated on last year, went through radiation and was doing very well. 
However, he took a turn for the worse very quickly and left us.  He was a great guy. 
I will attempt to attach a picture of Jimmy and Wayne from recent years.  Glad to hear you are feeling better.  Keep up the wonderful website - many people appreciate it. 
Melody and Jim DeBerry

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 right
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:

I have nominated Ken Lipscomb ('63) of VA to Chair the Band Reunion classes of the JP Wilson era.  Ken is
supposed to get JP to attend.  I think he's going to shoot for next summer, so Ken has no band conflicts, himself.
Is there anyone out there that wants to help pull this off?  It would be nice to get a rep from each class, if possible. 
Carol, your suggestions are welcomed.
   That sounds great to me!  I just LOVE reunions!  Didn't Jerry Zoumplis ('61) of VA want to be a part of this?  And I know that
Van Rowell ('65)
of NC has been trying to pull this off for four years or more.
   Mickey Marcella ('54) who spearheaded the Grand Reunion of '96 is on our Mailing List as of yesterday.  Perhaps he could be of assistance in telling us how to arrange massive reunions such as this.
   Thanks, Craig!  Okay, volunteers???

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


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 September Song

Anderson and Weill

Oh, it's a long, long while
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
September, November
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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