09/15/04 - NNHS Newsletter - The Ides of September

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I "win" the first prize!   I realized when I tried to find the midi for "My Immortal" that they all appear to be broken in the same
two places.  At least I would consider it to be broken.  It gives all new meaning to the term "Vibrato".  Surely, then, I never used
it at all.  Just for fun, I attached it here - broken and all, for even though it has nothing germane to this Newsletter, at least it
answered the riddle.  And it's still one of my favorite songs.

From Me in NC:

   I have a news flash of my own.  When we go out to IL for the second weekend in October to see everybody, including our
#2 son Brent, recently moved back from OR with his wife and four children, we'll also be attending the wedding of our #3 son,
Randolph, to his fiance, Brandy!  YIPPEE!!!  She is a rare jewel, and we're all thrilled.

Also from Me in NC:

   If you had planned to send a birthday card to former NNHS Principal Mr. George McIntosh for his 90th Birthday, that's
in just two more days.  You'll probably need to mail them today if you haven't already done so. 
His address is 2001 Camelia
Circle, Midlothian, VA 23112.

From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 09/13/04:

You are truly a wonder!  The birthday page is great....I neglected to give the year
of my birth (1944) so sorry.  You never cease to amaze me.....Jennie

  Thanks, Jennie.  I added the year for you:


     I do like that Birthday page!

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/13/04:

Regarding the Magruder photos sent by Tommy Flax ('64) of VA - 09/08/04:
You haven't put them aside and forgotten about them, have you??

   No, Sweetie, I've not forgotten them, nor the killer materials Joe Madagan ('57) of FL sent me about the Victory Arch
WAAAYY back when, nor the image Dave Arnold ('65) of VA sent me for Famous Airmen on 09/07/04, nor the need
for a First National Bank page as described by Ron Miller ('59) of NC on 09/12/04, nor the list Joe Drewry ('58) of VA
sent me for a Class of 1958 Contact page on 09/06/04, nor a half dozen or so other things.

   I'm pedaling as fast as I can for as long as I can endure each day trying to catch up.

   But since you and Tommy are both just so darn cute, I started with those adorable images.  Here they are:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/our-schools.html - this has been revamped

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Mrs-Parrish-Kindergarten.html - this is a brand new page

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/bankhead-magruder-school.html - this page has been completely redesigned

   Thanks so much, Tommy - and Dave!

   I noticed interesting things happening here.  We've still had no recent input from Parkview kids; Briarfield has exploded
with remarks, but no old pictures; and Magruder is chock full of images, but not a single remark - not even from me!  I wonder
what that's all about?

From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 09/13/04:

Hi hard working woman!  Would you mind posting our email under John Howard for our '66 class. He is
president of the reunion committee... Thanks
Peace & Blessing,

   Not at all, Cheryl, thanks!  There you are:




From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/13/04:

OK honey, call me tomorrow and you can La la to me if you haven't already found the name of the song!!  AND.........
it's not just how you HOLD your mouth, you have to hang your tongue out too!!!  HA!!!!! 

   Let's try that today, Sarah - and oh, I can't find your phone number!

   Trust me - my tongue IS hanging out!  Wild giggles!  Thanks, Sarah!


From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 09/13/04:


Sorry I missed this one.  There is no problem posting my e-mail address.  How do you manage do anything else
but manage this.  We should be paying you a salary for the hours you must put in for this wonderful walk down
memory lane for us?  Keep up the good work. 
Love  and Hugs
Linda L. Lane

   Great!  Thank, Linda - I posted it:



   Hey - what a cool idea!  A salary for me!  WILD RAUCOUS GIGGLES!!!  Lessee - I appear from out of the woodwork after 25
years, and voluntarily announce that I'm gonna do something highly presumptuous in the first place which becomes progressively
more outrageous, and then suggest y'all pay me a salary for my time!  HA-HA-HA!!!  Somehow I do not believe it works that way -
but that IS very funny!  Thanks, Linda!  You made my day!

From Kim Lassiter ('65) of OH - 09/14/04:

Joe Wingo's ('65 of NC) remembrance of Briarfield Elementary and our neighborhood brought back a flood of memories
for me. I lived, sort of, across the street from Joe and remember him leaving for school in his TR3 which tilted to the left (not
to imply that Joe was heavy). I also remember fondly many of the people with whom I grew up in the "hood." I have spoken
with Dave Arnold ('65 of VA), thanks to your newsletter, and have eavesdropped on the lives of many others.
I live in Southern Ohio, after many years in Kentucky, and work in the nuclear industry. The people are very nice here, but I often
thirst for the rhythms of home, which come shining through in your newsletter. I would welcome correspondence from others and
can be reached most easily at lassiterk@ports.usec.com.

   Hi, Kim!  How nice to hear from you!  I'm so glad you're reconnecting with old friends.  That's one of our major missions here. 
Thanks so much!

   I added your comments to the Briarfield page, and your address to the 1965 Contact page:





 From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 09/14/04 - regarding my question of 09/13/04:

   This brings me to the third thing I'd like to remember.  My favorite Stuart Gardens bus driver was a pretty, petite brunette
with curly hair.  When I first met her, it was shoulder length, but sometime in about '64 or '65 she cut it quite short.  She was
unfailingly smiling and cheerful. 
Does anyone remember her name?

   Yes, of course, there's a prize for this as well.

I believe this lady's name was Mrs. Cherry. I also think she had a son, about our age by the name of Mike Cherry,
who I think went to HHS.

   GASP!!!  You're right!  I'm sure that I never knew that, but she looked just like Michael, now that you mention it!  He was
still with us through our sophomore year; he must have transferred to Hampton after that.

   WOWZERS!  Thanks so much, Rip.  Mrs. Cherry was one of a host of people, such as Faculty and Staff members, whom
I never sufficiently thanked for their patience and kindness towards me.  She went out of her way many times to be nice to me.
Not even knowing her name after all that has haunted me for years now.

   I'm gonna need your mailing address, Babe - I believe I owe you a prize!

From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/14/04:

My son Chuck has a home in Pace, Fl. in the path of Ivan and I would appreciate prayers for his home and the neighborhood. 
Chuck is a Navy pilot and is in Memphis with the planes to wait out the storm. 
Thanks, Jean

    Absolutely, Jean!  I think we're all going to have blisters and calluses on our knees before we're though with these awful storms...

From Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 09/15/04:

I have attached an article about the Conn-Madden relays for the Track Page.

   WOWZERS!  I'll say you did!  Thanks so much, Albert - and CONGRATULATIONS!


   I'm going to try to supplement this section as quickly as I can, Albert.  I still have about six other areas left to catch up - at least
three of the Famous Military pages, some Old Stomping Grounds, and some more elementary schools, but this is going to receive
high priority.  Keep the faith.

From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 09/15/04, 8:54 AM:

It's Brownie reporting from the quite blustery island of St. Thomas where we are right in the middle
of Jeanne. We are buttoned up and safe in our little condo bunker. We prepared for the worst and we
are glad we did. It's even worse than I expected and I felt it would be a mess. Just letting you know
we are safe. 
Brownie & John

   JEANNE?!?  I hadn't even heard about this one!  What IS going on this year????
Thanks for letting us hear from you, Brownie!  We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of TX - 09/13/04:

Come on Suzanne (Van Noy Minks -'64 of OH) - panty hose?  Haven't worn them in three years.  Thank goodness -
our dress is business casual.
You always looked great and I'm sure you still do.  Sorry I won't be at the reunion
Love and Hugs, Jo Ann

   THREE  YEARS?!?  Incredible!  I wear pantyhose at least six days a week!

   Okay, Suzanne, as the Valley Girl Reggie (played by Catherine Mary Stewart) turned pillar of society said to her not so
easily converted younger sister Samantha (played by Kelli Maroney) in 1984's "Night of the Comet", "The burden of civilization
is upon us!"  

   See y'all in October.  I'll be easy to recognize; I'll be the one wearing pantyhose.

   NO!  Wit a minute (old Scottish idiom)!  I'll be wearing pantyhose and Bass Weejuns (YES!  I found them on eBay!) on Friday
night, but not on Saturday night.  Nope!  On Saturday night I'll be wearing black fish net stockings.  And a black garter belt.  Hmmm ...
I wonder if I can find a Super-Duper-Heavily-Boned-Waist-Cinching-Black-Garter-Belt for old time's sake?!?  Naaah.  Probably not.

   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."


My Immortal


I'm so tired of being here
suppressed by all of my childish fears
and if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
because your presence still lingers here
and it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal
this pain is just too real
there's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
when you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
and I've held your hand through all of these years
but you still have all of me

You used to captivate me
by your resonating light
but now I'm bound by the life you left behind
your face it haunts my once pleasant dreams
your voice it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal
this pain is just too real
there's just too much that time cannot erase

when you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
when you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
and I've held your hand through all of these years
but you still have all of me

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
and though you're still with me
I've been alone all along

2003 Wind-Up Records

"My Immortal" midi courtesy of http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~mkstyles/midi-rockpop.htm - 05/16/04

"My Immortal" lyrics courtesy of http://www.evanescence.com/music/lyrics/immortal.html - 09/14/04

Gold streaked blue divider line clip art courtesy of http://webclipart.miningco.com/library/line/bline1.htm - 09/14/04

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