Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today is Constitution Day - remember? I knew you would - September 17, 1787!
Page Hit # 38,000 was made on
Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 8:25 AM by someone from Londonderry,
NH using lndnnh.adelphia.net who ran a Yahoo search for "NNHS65.00FREEHOST.COM". How specific is
that?!? (But I still don't know who it was....)
From Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA - 09/16/05 - "Pal Drinks....":
Thank you, Melody! Those little baby boys are a joy!
We have a winner!!! Thank you so much for your Pal drink story!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/pal.html - brand new page!
I could bring your prize to
the Reunion in October, Melody! Y'all are going to be there, aren't
you! I can hardly
wait to see you again!
(By the way, Sweetie-Pies, there are still at least two more prizes in this category.)
Thanks again, Melody - and you're certainly welcome for the good memories!
From Pam Givens of Northern VA - 09/16/05:
Now that you are considering returning to the Commonwealth of Virginia, are you returning to VA or Northern VA (AKA as the 51st State)?
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
Honey, bite your tongue! When I say I want to move back
Thank you for the update, Pam.
Allow me to clarify.
I've no idea how "Southern Virginians" tend to treat "Northern Virginians" these
speaking personally, I certainly didn't mean that in a derogatory way. Northern Virginia is a center of cultural
advancement and energy and excitement. It's just too much excitement for someone whose whole persona can
be defined by the titles, "Wienius Maximus", "Biggus Wimpus", and "Super Wuss". If it's true that "Old Age Is
Not for Sissies", then I think it's much more true that Northern Virginia (and New York City and Los Angeles and
any great metropolitan area) is not for mega-chickens such as I am.
I think there are many states
- possibly all of them - which are so diverse in their populations and character
it is difficult to believe they are the same country, much less state. Utah is a good example. Anything south
of Salt Lake City is considered "Southern Utah" - although 3/4 of the state lies south of SLC. For another instance,
there is "Chicagoland" and the rest of Illinois. Its borders are far easier to define than those imaginary lines
separating Northern Virginia from the other parts of the state. Cousin Henry (Hoyle - '65) and I have had this
conversation before in this Newsletter. I think the southern border is Fredericksburg, but I've no idea where the
western border falls. I can only feel it as I travel there and my heart rate and blood pressure increase to a
dangerous level. Perhaps it is due to the 30 plus years I spent in rural and semi-rural sections of the Midwest. I
stayed in Fairfax for six weeks in 2001-2. Two of my four mini-strokes occurred there during that brief time,
because I just wasn't able to endure.
I meant that remark to Joe
more as a salute than a slur, Pam. I am in awe of all you brave souls who
and a bit envious of all your opportunities. I'm simply too much of a Sissy-Britches.
And even if I did have
superiority feelings over Northern Virginia - which is unthinkably ludicrous - I
wouldn't air them online in the midst of so many loyal subscribers who call that beautiful and historic area their home.
Send Todd our love and continued prayers. That's some "vacation" for him!
From Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario - 09/16/05:
Were you one of those who "fell" off my mailing list, Helen?!? Oh, YOWZERONI, you were!
I am soooo
sorry! I've added you back onto both of them. Let's hope we have no
more such nonsense! If you've
time to try to play "catch up", the Newsletters are all here for you:
seem to have contact with about 15 of y'all from the Great Class of 1958, but
Joe Drewry of VA does a
fine job of maintaining regular communications with you all. If you've not heard from him lately, drop him a line
Helen, thank you so much for your kind words! They came as a balm to my heart!
And thank you, Tommy, for reconnecting us!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/16/05 - :Hi from Jeanb"
Inspired by our
class of '64 reunion in October, I planned a reunion with five of my
former college friends
(I attended Madison College for several years until "California Dreamin' "got the best of me...) We are meeting
in Williamsburg in October. I have not seen two of the "girls" since l968! We are scattered all over...One is in NN,
one is in York Co., one in Maryland, and one in Roanoke, one in New Orleans (probably won't be able to make it...)
and me, the only defector to Yankee-land! We are all so excited about this...Just want you to know, dear one, YOU
REALLY STARTED SOMETHING BIG!
Love you, Jean (Poole) Burton '64
for you, Jean! We are excited for y'all as well! And we're excited
for ourselves too, because
this definitely means you'll be in Virginia and able to attend the NNHS Open Reunion sponsored by the Class of '65 -
Ah, but I
can't take the credit for this one, Lady! That awesome
1964 Reunion Committee deserves those
But thanks, anyway! GIGGLES!!!
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 09/16/05 - "Donor":
Please add Rick Harman to
the list of donors for the reunion treasury.
Certainly, Dave - thank you! And thank you, Rick!
From Joe Madagan ('57) pf FL - 09/16/05:
YOWZERONI, Joe! How horrible!!! I'm so sorry you had that problem! I hope it is speedily resolved!
I think my own problems could be
solved with a phone call or two - but I can't seem to fit that into my schedule.
I'll keep trying....
Chandler (Nelms - Hampton HS - '63 - of MD), I'm going to save your
collections of goodies you sent us until
Monday's regular edition. I wouldn't want anyone to miss it! Keep the faith - and thanks again!
Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Just a Girl
- Gwen Stefani and Tony Dumont, 1995
Take this pink ribbon off my eyes
And it's no big surprise
Don't you think I know
Exactly where I stand
This world is forcing me
To hold your hand
'Cause I'm just a girl, little ol' me
Don't let me out of your sight
I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don't let me have any rights
Oh... I've had it up to here!
The moment that I step outside
So many reasons
For me to run and hide
I can't do the little things
I hold so dear
'Cause it's all those little things
That I fear
'Cause I'm just a girl,
I'd rather not be
'Cause they won't let me drive
Late at night
I'm just a girl,
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cause they all sit and stare
With their eyes
I'm just a girl,
Take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype
Oh... I've had it up to here!
Oh... am I making myself clear?
I'm just a girl
I'm just a girl in the world...
That's all that you'll let me be!
I'm just a girl, living in captivity
Your rule of thumb
Makes me worry some
I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to
Is making me numb
I'm just a girl, my apologies
What I've become is so burdensome
I'm just a girl, lucky me
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison
Oh... I've had it up to!
Oh... I've had it up to!
Oh... I've had it up to here.
"Just a Girl" midi courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/newbonham/27/index.html - 09/17/05
"Just a Girl" lyrics courtesy of http://www.nodoubt.com/lyrics/JustAGrl.html - 09/17/05
"Little Girl" Image courtesy of http://www.peevish.co.uk/gwyn/workpages/littlegirl.htm - 09/17/05
Scissors Cutting Pink Ribbon Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars9.html - 09/17/05
No Doubt's "Just a Girl" Divider Line Images courtesy of http://www.nodoubtweb.com/videography.htm - 09/17/05
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