09/17/04 - NNHS Newsletter - More Contests

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Thank you once again for your generous donations this week!  Y'all are the best!


   The Class of 1954 is having their 50th Reunion this weekend.  Rock on, Guys!


   I made a tremendous blooper on Wednesday's Newsletter.  I caught it after the first hour, but if you read it during those first
moments, you saw the no-no.  Sorry about that.

   On the kindergarten picture from Tommy Flax ('64) of VA, I accidentally linked you directly to the image, rather than the page. 
You should have seen this link - complete with most of the names:




From JoAnn Stewart ('64) of TX - 09/15/04:

Oh my God-Mrs. Parrish's kindergarten class.  Thanks, Tommy Flax.  Carol, you should give an award for name that face.  That is hysterical!!.  
Jo Ann

   And ya know, that's exactly what I had meant to do.  I think I must have had one distraction too many.  So that is CONTEST #2.
NAME THE KINDERGARTENERS No, you can't just think up all new names for each child and say, "I WIN!  I WIN!!"  The object
is to correctly identify them.

   Thanks, Jo Ann - and Tommy!


From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 09/15/04:

Hi Carol,
I was sure glad to hear that Brownie (Shaffer Haracivet - '62 of the Virgin Islands) and hubby (John) were safe
and I know that they wish they were here or at least away from the storms. Would you please send me her latest
email address. I don't have her new one. I would like to write to her. Thanks!
I agree with you about a salary, I know what work it is to do that webpage and yours is great!

   Thanks, Brenda!  I'm glad to hear you and Brownie are having fun.  




From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 09/15/04 - 2:54 PM:

Hurricane Hunter Haracivet reporting from a quiet St. Thomas where after more than eight hours of storm,
wind, and rain, things are finally getting back to normal.
We thank you all for your thoughts.
All is well once again.
Brownie and John

   Well, that's a relief!  Thanks, Brownie!


From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 09/15/04:

On the subject of the Manor Market on Briarfield Road, the owner's last name was Minkoff.  I believe Mark Minkoff.  While
attending the Shriner's Oyster Bowl Football Game at the old Darling Stadium about 2 years ago I met him.  He is still around
and looked great.
I grew up on Roanoke Avenue just off Briarfield Road.  I attended St. Vincent for grades 1-8 before transferring to NNHS.
Include my birthday in your list.  It is July 30th.

     Thanks, Don. 



   I've no idea why it took me two days to post your birthday.  I probably thought I'd already done it.  It's the same day as my daughter's -
and Arnold Schwarzenegger's:



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

I did some digging and Coach Conn's track teams (and later with Nuttycombe) had a record of 330 wins,
four losses, and one tie.

   WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks, Albert!  I've posted this incredible mind-boggling statistic on the History page you made us:


   I'm continuing to make progress on the Track and Field pages.  When they get just a couple of more steps above lame, I'll post and
release them.  Meanwhile, all of you athletes are strongly encouraged to start recording and submitting your stories for us all to enjoy.
No one knows them better than you yourselves, and I need all the help I can get on this subject. 

   Y'all remember my own legendary inabilities in this field, don't you?  I'm the one who almost legitimately flunked out of P.E.  Most
teachers thought I couldn't possibly REALLY be that bad, that I must just be a slacker.  Not so.  Very few people tried harder than I did.

   When I was a freshman I had Mrs. Pat Johnson for P.S.  I'll never forget the look that passed over her face as she realized that I was
giving it my all and then some, but that I was just incredibly lacking in talent.  From that time forward, I received A's in her class, bless
her dear heart.  I've loved her ever after.

   Millie Bost and I were in the same P.E. class during our senior year.  I think it's a safe bet to say that we were by far the slowest two
girls in the entire school.  We soon found that if we ran our relay races together, it didn't look quite so ludicrous.  Oh, it still looked bad,
just not quite AS bad.  The 50-yard dash was especially amusing.  I don't remember the numbers, but I think you were supposed to be
able to run it in say, 7.something seconds.  Millie and I were habitually in the 11.something and 12. something range on a good day. 
One day, Millie was absent.  I was terrified, and with good reason.  Somebody thought it would be funny if I ran with Nancy Lewis ('65)
For those of you who don't recall, I'm relatively certain that Nancy was the fastest girl in the entire school.  Obviously, Nancy went flying
down the track in less than half the time I did, no doubt setting a school record.  Between wildly hysterical bouts of laughter, the crowd
was yelling, "Run, Buckley, RUN!"  I hollered, "I AM running!!!"  Mrs. Masters (who was not my regular teacher, and simply couldn't believe
her eyes) called out, "What would you do if somebody was chasing you with a gun?!?"  I replied with what I thought was a patently obvious answer, "I'd HIDE!!!"

   Ah, public humiliation.  There's nothing quite like it for the soul...


Also from Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 09/16/04:

I have attached my 6th grade class from Magruder (59-60)...

   OOOOOH, Albert!  You’re all so ADORABLE!  Thanks so much!



   Okay, y'all.  This is CONTEST #3 - NAME THE SIXTH GRADERS.  Same rules apply.

   By the way, Mrs. Leyland was also my sixth grade teacher the year before.  She was my absolute all-time favorite teacher.  Before I
met her, I was so completely shy and withdrawn that I was all but a cipher.  She was a delightful and funny lady, a very human lady who
even let us see her flaws.  I just this very moment realized that my own teaching style is very much like hers.  I'm not always certain how
much of the lesson material my students are absorbing, but they know beyond all knowing that I love them.

There are still several other pictures scattered all over the site that need names matched with faces:

CONTEST #4 - 1952 - Orcutt Avenue Baptist Church Combined Choirs - http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/orcutt-choirs.html -

CONTEST #5 - 1961 - Miss Susie Floyd's Science Class - http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/miss-floyds-NWS-field-trip-61.html -

   I'll bet that this is the picture you saw in Bobby Hatten's office the other day, isn't it Tommy?

CONTEST #6 - 1963 Band - http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/63band.html - NAME THE BAND MEMBERS


From Renee Helterbran Benton  ('59) of VA - 09/16/04:

Harry Lines, husband of Melva Morris Lines ('55) passed away on September 15, 2004.  R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton is in charge
of arrangements.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 17, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be
held at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home at 1 pm on Saturday, September 18. 
Melva is the cousin of Renee Helterbran Benton, '59.

From the Daily Press - 09/17/04:

HAMPTON - Harry B. Lines, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004. A former elder and member of Church of God in McMechen,
W.Va., he was a railroad man for 38 years, working for B&O and retiring from CSX in Newport News as a train master. Mr. Lines
was a member of the retired railroad clerks, retired railroad men and retired railroad officers. He served in the Army's 96th Infantry
Division during WWII. The widower of Glenna Lines, he is survived by his wife, Melva M. Lines; three daughters and their husbands,
D'Ann and Phil Bonar, Harriett and Carl Kelly and Mary Jo and Jon DuMond; three step-daughters, Lora Marie Boos and her husband,
Maurice, Peggy Ann Krueger and Carol Lee Rowe; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and one
step-great-grandson. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in the R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home chapel
by Pastor Donald P. Reid. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. The family requests that
expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or
Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church Building Fund, 1230 Firehouse Road, Louisa, VA 23093.

Published in the Daily Press from 9/16/2004 - 9/17/2004

   Thanks, Renee.  Please give Melva and her family our deepest sympathies.


   Are you still trying to remember CONTEST #1?  It's NAME THAT TUNE!  Send me your phone number, I'll call you and LA-LA-LA
in your ear, and you guess the song.  Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA has already has already played and is so far still
stumped.  But we did have a lot of fun on the phone!

   The winds are picking up.  I'll try to send this off before we all lose power.  Stay safe!

  Y'all take care of each other. 

                                   Love to all, Carol


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