Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Don't expect the promised surfer images just yet; we're saving them for Wednesday's Newsletter - "Surf City".
1. Carolin McPherson Gregory ('62) of VA via Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 09/19/05:
Please add Carolin McPherson Gregory, of VA (Class of 1962) to your mailing list.
Carolin (also goes by Mac) and I were at our husband's WHS Class of 1960's 45th reunion this weekend,
I was telling her about the wonderful web site and the outstanding job you do maintaining it for all NNHS,
and alumni from other schools, and asked that she be included in the mailings.
Thanks for all you do,
Susie Overton Jones
Class of 1963
Super! Thanks so much, Susie!
By the strangest of "coincidences", Carolin, your picture long precedes you:
And to add to the fun, all three of you in this shot are now on our mailing list and Alumni Rolls!
Send us your birthday!
|1962 Anchor, p. 32|
McPherson ('62), Mr. Wayne Taylor ('55),
and Nancy Horton ('62)
2. Bob Allen ('51) of VA - 09/19/05:
Sure, add my name to your mailing list.
Delightedly, Bob! Welcome!
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 09/17/05:
Greetings to all Typhoons & adopted ones such as myself:
Couldn’t stand it any longer – just had to get on this – I am Carol’s first
cousin (referred to in a few
communications & a couple of pix, suitable for blackmail, posted as well), Cheryl. Let me tell you right
from the start, I did not inherit the journalism/creative writing gene as Carol did – so, please, don’t
correct my grammar or spelling! Also, did not get the musical instrument talent – when I took piano
lessons for about a “day” my parents immediately took me out and enrolled me in dance classes –
there it was found that my talent had gone to my feet not hands – I became a fairly accomplished
dancer – but did not pursue it professionally (wish I had, now). Other than that, we are VERY much
alike (art-crafts-sewing-homemaking-reading-nostalgic stuff-vintage collections-faith-both
refuse to grow up-sense of humor/wacky or weird, etc.). Yes, that’s right folks; there are almost TWO
of us! Now isn’t that a scary thought!! Being my father is from Brooklyn, NY and we did live
in Northern Virginia (affectionately referred to as the 51st state by Carol) for a short while – must
have picked up a wee-bit of a tuff gene – always did a little better in sports than Carol – remember
futile attempts at teaching her to roller skate (giggles). Carol so graciously compared me to our beloved
grandmother (Sudie) as far as acting more like her (I wish) – to be honest we both inherited many
of her talents, good character, demeanor, OH, and of course, her beauty!!! And, yes, she was near perfect!
for being an adopted Typhoon – we did live in Newport News (as a child) for a
short while – we lived
in River Drive Apartments with a spectacular view of the James River Bridge – played
in Huntington Park – attended Hilton Elementary School for the third grade (early fifties) -
attended the Grand Opening of Newmarket Shopping Center – must have met some of you in visits
to Carol at Stuart Gardens and other visits over the years - went to Buckroe a lot! Have some pictures
and postcards (for that postcard guy) somewhere in the attic – will search when I have time. Then after
marriage, lived there from 1965-1975 and met many of you in Church, etc.
my time is spent caring for my parents (90-yrs) and 1-½ yr grandson – my mother
father are brother & sister. Had to resign from a 25 year (part-time) church secretary job & cease for a
while a very lucrative EBay business to do so.
Carol, I appreciate that you honored
September 11th - our
3rd son & daughter-in-law live in NYC – we
visited ground zero just days after. Here is another interesting 9/11 story: Our son (Tim) is an artist so
he works from home – was awakened by his radio alarm – he could hear the news reports – being a little
groggy, he didn’t think it was real – just someone’s account of “what if” I guess like the famous radio
broadcast by Orson Wells of “The War of the Worlds” where many thought it was REAL that we were
attacked by Martians! But just the opposite here – then he heard commotion on the street – went out
to check and quickly learned it was happening – he hurried to the apartment roof in time to see the second
tower crumble – we were not able to get through phones until late afternoon to make sure they were all
right – certainly we will never “forget.”
1998, I have spent about a week in NYC every six months visiting Tim & Anne
– Guess it’s that
Tuff gene! I love “New Yawk” (Carol will catch this). She needs to come with me – she could get over that
sissy thing - Giggles! Also, waiting for them to move back to VIRGINIA!!
we will attend our 41 year reunion (John
Marshall High, Richmond VA) next Saturday (24 Sept).
Any tips on how to drop 10 lbs. in a week!!??
Well, have I bored you all enough! Hey, just trying to catch up!!
Summer 1922 -
2206 Fourth Avenue, Highland Park, Richmond, VA
Fall of 1924 -
Beryl - age 5; Graham - age almost 3; Sula ("Sudie") - age 36;
Robert Buckley - age 17
Maxine Frix -
By the way, my mother (Beryl) and Carol’s father (Robert), their
other brother & sister (Virginia &
Graham) AND Carol’s mother (Maxine) ALL graduated from John Marshall High School, Richmond VA –
TA-DAH!!! There you are, Cheryl!
Thanks for writing! And it's all true - especially this grand
"...always did a little better in sports than Carol..."
(Incidentally, today would have been Sudie's 120th brithday!)
I hadn't realized you had temporarily halted your eBay business, Cheryl. I'm a bit low on the uptake....
I'm glad we
did that Patriot Day Newsletter,
too, Cheryl.. Because it was on a Sunday, I didn't think I would
have time, and almost didn't run it, but at the last moment, my conscience wouldn't tolerate such an oversight, and
Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) graciously came to my rescue. (Thanks again, David!)
AHHH, "New Yawk, New Yawk - what a wonderful town!"
Hmmm - how would I know? I've never been farther northeast than Gettysburg, PA - and that was in 1963!
I'm so glad to hear you're
going to your reunion again this year!! I always have so much fun that I
else to have that wonderful privilege - and I know how much you enjoyed yourself last year after not seeing your
friends for 40 years!
"How to drop 10 lbs. in a week?"
Did you fall into that "Blubber Pot Pie" we were always talking about
when we were
little girls?!? WILD HYSTERICAL GIGGLES!!!
When last I saw you in May, "you looked mahvelous, Dahlin'", but it so happens, I do know a way to do this.
Go to Wal-Mart and pick up a
bottle of Hollywood Diet in the diet aisle of the HBA section near the pharmacy;
should run about $14.86, but it will replace all your dietary intake for Thursday and Friday. Drink lots of water.
During the rest of the week, completely avoid sugars, breads, pastas, and all starches, and eat more fish.
|BREAKFAST||2 eggs scrambled in 1/4 stick of butter||1 can of tuna fish with mayonnaise and rosemary||2 eggs scrambled in 1/4 stick of butter||HOLLYWOOD DIET||HOLLYWOOD DIET||1 can of tuna fish with mayonnaise and rosemary|
|LUNCH||2 fish filets||Large Salad - lettuces, celery, sliced radishes, sliced mushrooms, hard boiled egg, grated cheeses, spices to taste, Ranch dressing||2 fish filets||HOLLYWOOD DIET||HOLLYWOOD DIET||Large Salad - lettuces, celery, sliced radishes, sliced mushrooms, hard boiled egg, grated cheeses, spices to taste, Ranch dressing|
|SUPPER||Large Salad - lettuces, celery, sliced radishes, sliced mushrooms, hard boiled egg, grated cheeses, spices to taste, Ranch dressing||
2 fish filets
a handful of pecans
some celery sticks
a tomato (if you really WANT one - BLUCHHH!!!)
|HOLLYWOOD DIET||HOLLYWOOD DIET||GO TO YOUR REUNION AND HAVE FUN!!!|
NOTE: This is a
SHORT-TERM ONLY plan, and is subject to your own health limitations, so don't
y'all gimme any grief here!
Thanks again, Cheryl! Jump back in any
time. As you've noticed by now, it's just as Tom Flax ('64 - of VA)
said last year. We're all one big family here - and some of us are a little more so than others!
From Me ('65) of NC - 09/17/05:
My brand new HP PSC 2355
all-in-one printer-scanner-copier arrived this afternoon from that Anonymous Donor! SWEET!!!
I think I'll spend the
afternoon playing with it! Except - I seem to have company coming
for dinner again. I don't
know why I keep doing that... It's not as though I enjoy cooking..... Sigh.
Thank you so much, Anonymous Donor! I had no idea it was going to be such a spectacular-spectacular model!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/17/05:
Well, perhaps not, Adonis, but you are a very sweet, sensitive, and compassionate man. Thanks for writing!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/16/05 "Looky":
This one is wonderful! It really takes me back! I can almost smell it! Thanks
I'm sorry it took me three days to post it, but I've added it at last:
From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 09/17/05:
Hey Carol....I stumbled across this website
from another link that my son sent to me.....and reading the words
sure did bring back many memories....check it out!
OH, how neat! Thanks, Janice!
From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 09/17/05 - "Sodas of the Past":
I remember the PAL Orange Drinks and they were a
favorite of mine also since I wasn't allowed to have
I was taking a few minutes to catch on the newsletters
and some of the Old Stomping sites. My
(Myles Hudson of the Class of 60, Warwick High School) wanted to know if anyone remembers the
Grapette Soda which also was popular.
This weekend is his 45th Class Reunion and we went to the informal get together last night. Tonight we will
be at the Kiln Creek Country Club. It is fun to hear all the stories of the good old days and I didn't even go
there. I did run into a lady who said she really wanted to go to NNHS and be a Typhoon but her family
moved and she had to be a Farmer. I guess we Typhoons were the envy of some.
Take Care. Cathy
Thanks, Cathy - you just
picked up the Second Prize!
And yes, tell Myles I certainly do remember the Grapette drinks! They were delicious!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 09/16/05:
Thank you for your generous donation to the NNHS 64 Treasury.
Warmest TYPHOON Regards,
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD to Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/17/05:
Hey, Man. If it
weren’t for you and Carol, NONE of this would be happening. You guys are the
And I’m REALLY! Enjoying them.
Well, you have that half right, anyway, Chandler; David really is the best!
Chandler is referring to the
marvelous NNHS 64/40 REUNION MIX CD SET which Dave made for his
reunion last fall, and so graciously made available to the rest of us free of charge (but a small donation
to the Class of '64 treasury is a nice touch!).
Aren't those just fabulous, Chandler?!?
If y'all don't have them yet, you are really missing some Big Smiles! Check them out:
Thanks, David; I added Chandler's name to your Donor list:
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/18/05:
You poor darlin'. Don't feel
bad. Charlotte Spade
only attended the 8th grade at NNHS.
Her family moved
to the Warwick zone and she graduated from there in '65. Don't you feel better?
Of course, she knew many of us and has the same
great memories growing up in Seven
Oaks. Now, my dear,
Seven Oaks was and still is located right along the C&O Railroad tracks on 36th Street. On the other side
of 36th was Marshall Courts. These apartments were practically totally occupied by railroad and shipyard
Some of the famous young people other than
Monty ('62), Judy ('66),
and Brenda ('67) Phillips
Thelma ('57) and Charlotte (Warwick High School - '65) Spade and brother Michael (next door);
Ludwig Malacek ('63); also Marsha and Pat and Ann Duncan; Tommy ('58), Josie ('62), Anita ('66),
Doris and Nancy Morgan; Sharron Wanderer ('61); Dickie Dawes (Hampton High School - '62); Steve
('68), Carol and Doug Larsen, Jimmy ('61) and Barbara Elliott and one other :( , Gene ('61) and Fuzzy
('63) Turner; Tommy ('66) and Marianne Seaborn; Billy Dunkley (Hampton High School - '62); Billy
and Jeanette Fowler; Betsy ('62), Carolyn, and Maxon ('55) Barnhouse; Sandra Favor; Oris and Cleo
Deeds; Charles Hall; Carolyn Smith; J.C. and Vivian Martin; Alvin (Junior) Gill, Billie ('63) and Kitty
('64) and brother Dabney; Cathy and Janie Roane; Grayson Blount ('62) and a sister, Dimples
Dinwiddie ('58); Jim ('64) and Bob Hines ('66); Henry Price and sister, Debbie; Charlie ('64) and Marie
('66) Snead; Wayne King and sister, Virginia (Tinkie); JoJo Suttle; Edward Joe Corbitt; Wayne and
Kaye ('59) Knight; Ronnie and Kenny ('65) Carter; Bobby Skinner; Mary Ellen Brewer; Lillian Hodge;
and I'll finish with all my cousins (Phillips clan), Myra, Charlene, Edward (Ferguson High School); and
Cookie ('64) and Charlie ('65) Phillips.
Looking back, it was a great place to grow up. Mothers or housekeepers took good care of us as children
and after those family suppers, all the neighbors sat out on the porch and talked or played horseshoes,
crochet or badminton. They supervised us and taught us to have fun and get along (didn't need today's
electronics). I miss those days. I remember summer evenings when Mr. Spade and his brother would sit
out on the porch and sing and play ukuleles.
The kids could play Red Light, Ring-a-lee-bo (Spelling????), Hide 'n Seek and Marbles 'til we dropped. I
remember a very sweet old black man named Walter who pushed a mobile convenience store around
every night selling Betty Lewis Bread fresh from the bakery along with penny candy, candy bars and fresh
donuts. My favorites were Mary Janes and Hollywoods. Cool dark nights with the smell of fresh bread and
donuts mingling with that of kerosene from Walter's lanterns hanging on his cart is right up there with the
morning aroma of coffee and bacon. Yum!
NOW, I had to call Monty to help me with some of these names and it will take a helper to come up with an
equally lengthy list from the Marshall Court Crowd. Any volunteers? I do remember, of course, Ronnie
('65) and Ruby Phillips, John and Jeanette Lewis.... Don't worry! I won't continue.
You and Monty have some amazing memory capacities there, Judy!
Thanks so much! Tell Monty "Hi" for me!
I added the class years as best I could, and I've added your information to the Seven Oaks page:
I think I once looked up the
name of that game and found it to actually be called "Ring-a-lee-vio", but in
Homes, we too never called it anything but "Ring-a-lee-bo".
(By the way, I met
in 1966 and dated him off and on for quite some time. I never dreamed
anyone ever called him "Billy"! GIGGLES!!!)
From Bob Allen ('51) of VA - 09/18/05 - "New to your site....can you post us onto the reunion page??":
Contact me, Robert Allen at
RBADDS@cox.net or Nancy Fogle Moore: 76 Columbia Drive,
Newport News, VA 23608
WOWZERONI!!! I am always delighted to post Reunion News!
Here you are, Sir. Your
information is now on both the front page and the Reunion Page:
We wish you all success - and much fun - with your reunion!
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 09/18/05 - "Meredith in Slidell last week":
Thanks to you for all that you do for all of us!
Oh, Jimmy! Thank you so
much for sharing this with us! And please extend our love and thanks to
for all her heroic efforts there! And yes, I'm sure you are enormously proud of her - as well you should be!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/18/05:
Here is another link, sponsored by Fisher House.
Friday, July 1, 2005, 2:12 PM
President George W. Bush
shaking the hand
of Captain Daniel M. Gade, USA
May I please nominate Captain Daniel MacArthur Gade,
United States Army for the Famous Soldier
Page. I met him today, along with his wife Wendy and their daughter Anna Grace. He is in Orlando, FL
being fitted for a prosthetics device for his right leg that was amputated following an explosion of an IED
in Iraq. It is truly a miracle that he has survived......
Captain Gade is age 29...... I will try to obtain his date of birth.....
He is a native of Minot, ND and a graduate of the
United States Military Academy, West
Point, NY. He
will be attending the University of Georgia in Athens, GA for two years working on his Masters, and then
he will be assigned as an instructor at the USMA at West Point.
WOWZERONI, Major Madagan! Thank you - we are most honored to include Captain Gade:
"Be a hero - Donate your frequent flyer miles!"
Please allow me to again appeal for donations of Frequent Flyer miles to Fisher House. I et this young
Captain and his wife Wendy, and they testify how Fisher House has assisted them with airline tickets
because so many are donating their Frequent Flyer Miles.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
Thanks again for this reminder, Joe! What a wonderful opportunity!
From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 09/19/05 - "Thelma Spade Roberts":
The following was on the website "The Covert Letter."
(The website of Harry Covert. I do not know which year he graduated from Newport News High School. I am
assuming that he did.)
Dear Thelma, I know lots of folks who still enjoy receiving hand-written letters and notes. Isn’t it marvelous how the Internet allows us instant communication around the world? Just think how quick and easy it is for keep up with old friends and classmates. Everybody is a writer, everybody is a publisher. Now I know what a grand job you do in keeping the Newport News High School Class of 1957 on top of the news. What a great group that is. I may also point out I just saw a picture of the Band Sweetheart in the NNHS annual Anchor. It was you. I recognized you without the help of my glasses. That was 47 years ago. My how time flies, tempus fugit.
Thanks, Edna! Yes,
Harry is a member of the NNHS Class of 1957 - Thelma's classmate. I've had
his site linked
to ours since 05/15/04 - when Thelma brought it to my attention.
Thank you for this poignant reminder, Edna! See you in October!
From Bob Allen ('51) of VA - 09/19/05:
I will let persons with electronic mail
know about this site...also will attempt to get
for you a list of class e-mails; also will send cash contribution for maintaining the web
site...this morning I leave for a three week vacation. will get back to you later.
Bob Allen NNHS 51
P.S. I also have some cheerleader photos etc to post...later..RBA
Excellent - we always love to have more join us - thanks, Bob!
And I am always thrilled to receive financial donations! They are always needed and gratefully received.
(In fact, I received one check this week - thanks!)
Have a great time on your vacation, Bob! We'll look forward to receiving your images upon tour return!
From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 09/18/05:
OHHHH, I do love this one, Janice! That can be my new mantra!
Hey, Cheryl - forget that diet thingie. Just tell everyone you're getting smarter every day! GIGGLES!!!
Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
- Brian Wilson
(The Beach Boys)
- Charted 08/03/63 Reached #7
- A side with (sic) "Little Deuce Coupe"
Little surfer little one
Made my heart come all undone
Do you love me, do you surfer girl
Surfer girl my little surfer girl
I have watched you on the shore
Standing by the ocean's roar
Do you love me do you surfer girl
Surfer girl surfer girl
We could ride the surf together
While our love would grow
In my Woody I would take you everywhere I go
So I say from me to you
I will make your dreams come true
Do you love me do you surfer girl
Surfer girl my little surfer girl
Girl surfer girl ....my little surfer girl
Girl surfer girl ....my little surfer girl
Girl surfer girl .....my little surfer girl
midi courtesy of http://www.midifilearchive.com/Rock-pop/beachboys.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/03/05
lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/03/05
Surfer Girl Image courtesy of http://www.beachboys.com/raritiesII.html - 09/17/05
Surf Squiggle Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 09/07/05
Dollar Bill Line Clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
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