09/19/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Surfer Girl

 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Don't expect the promised surfer images just yet; we're saving them for Wednesday's Newsletter - "Surf City".


NEWBIES:

1. Carolin McPherson Gregory ('62) of VA via Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 09/19/05:

Carol,

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!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html

Welcome, Carolin!

Send us your birthday!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 
1962 Anchor, p. 32
Carolin McPherson ('62), Mr. Wayne Taylor ('55),
and Nancy Horton ('62)
 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/faculty.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teachers.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Taylor.html
 

2. Bob Allen ('51) of VA - 09/19/05:

Sure, add my name to your mailing list. 

Bob Allen  

   Delightedly, Bob!  Welcome!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html


 


The 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1965

will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2005
at the Point Plaza,
950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard,
Newport News,
757-599-4460,
and is open to all NNHS Alumni.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2005-65.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2005-attending.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Reunion-2005-survey.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Reunion-2005-B-1st-letter.html

 

 

 

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!

As 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. 

Now my time is spent caring for my parents (90-yrs) and 1-½ yr grandson – my mother and Carol’s
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.”    

Since 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!!

FYI – 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!!

Carol’s Double,
Cheryl



 
     

Summer 1922 - 2206 Fourth Avenue, Highland Park, Richmond, VA
Millard Raymond Buckley Family

Fall of 1924 -
John Marshall High School,
Richmond, VA

     

FRONT ROW: Beryl - age  5; Graham - age almost 3; Sula ("Sudie") - age 36;
 BACK ROW: Robert - age 14-1/2;
 Millard - age 43; Virginia - age 13

Robert  Buckley - age 17

Maxine Frix -
age 16
     

P.S. 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 –
Go Justices!!

    TA-DAH!!! There you are, Cheryl!  Thanks for writing!  And it's all true - especially this grand understatement -
"...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 want everyone
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?" 

   Whassamatta, Cheryl?  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.

http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat/DrAtkinsDiet.html

   Go to Wal-Mart and pick up a bottle of Hollywood Diet in the diet aisle of the HBA section near the pharmacy; it
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. 

   For example:

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY  
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!!!)
Large Salad - lettuces, celery, sliced radishes, sliced mushrooms, hard boiled egg, grated cheeses, spices to taste,  Ranch dressing 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:

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!!  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:

Dear Carol:

Please allow me to apologize to Pam Givens of Northern VA. I was only trying to banter around some
more on the subject of the "51st State" which began some months ago by Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern
VA
which I found amusing. Henry was trying to determine why we makes a distinction between Virginia and
Northern Virginia, as though it were the Fifty-First State in the Union. Since I started this thing, let me assure
Pam that I meant no malice, for my sisters Nancy ('61) and Sally ('63) lived in Annadale for over 20 years
until just recently when Sally and her late husband moved to Hampton. Nancy moved to Mexico Beach, FL but
is going to return to Northern Virginia, contending that she must have a big target painted on her property
for any wandering hurricane coming up the Gulf of Mexico. She has encountered five hurricanes in 15 months
that she has been a resident. She misses the Kennedy Center, and her late husband, Colonel Van Orden, is
buried at Arlington National Cemetery. She left many friends behind and that is a real motivator to return
to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

When I was a young enlisted Marine I was stationed at Quantico, and fell in love with the area. The new
USMC Historical Center is being constructed along I-95 at Quantico and a part of me is there through my
involvement in that organization.

All to say, I fear I was misunderstood in my feeble and weak attempt at humor. I suppose I have learned my
lesson. I am no Jack Benny!!!

Joe Madagan ('57) of VA

   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":



 
       
         
         

   OHHH, David!  This one is wonderful!  It really takes me back!  I can almost smell it!  Thanks so much!
I'm sorry it took me three days to post it, but I've added it at last:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-A-B.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-beach.html


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!

http://mit.midco.net/deepow3/yesterday.html

   OH, how neat!  Thanks, Janice!


From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 09/17/05 - "Sodas of the Past":

Hi Carol: 

I remember the PAL Orange Drinks and they were a favorite of mine also since I wasn't allowed to have
Carbonated Drinks.

I was taking a few minutes to catch on the newsletters and some of the Old Stomping sites. My husband
(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!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-N-R.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/pal.html


From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 09/16/05:

Chandler,

Thank you for your generous donation to the NNHS 64 Treasury.

Warmest TYPHOON Regards,
Dave Spriggs

 


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 best!
And I’m REALLY! Enjoying them.
 

Chandler Nelms

   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:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/TYPHOONMART.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CD-MIX.html

   Thanks, David; I added Chandler's name to your Donor list:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2004.html


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
families. 

Some of the famous young people other than Monty ('62), Judy ('66), and Brenda ('67) Phillips were: 
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.

Typhoon Love
Judy

   WOWZERONI!!!  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:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/apartments.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/seven-oaks.html

   I think I once looked up the name of that game and found it to actually be called "Ring-a-lee-vio", but in Stuart
Homes
, we too never called it anything but "Ring-a-lee-bo".

    (By the way, I met Bill Dunkley at ODC 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??":

New to your site: 
 
NNHS Class of 1951 is hosting a 54-Year Class Reunion at Kiln Creek ... a Sunday lunch
brunch (Noon to 2 pm)... Oct. 16, 2005  cost is $21 per person/$42 per couple.  Our class
usually has some event every year... We are planning a bigger, 55-Year Reunion at Crown
Point Plaza, Oct 14-15, 2006.... two day event... there is usually a good turnout from the
February 1951 class which co-sponsors this reunion with the June 1951 class...

Contact me, Robert Allen at RBADDS@cox.net or Nancy Fogle Moore:  76 Columbia Drive,
Newport News, VA 23608

 
Bob Allen   class vice president  1951

   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:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2005-6-51.html

   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":

Carol,
    
I hope all is well with you and yours. Here is a letter from my daughter Meredith, which tells about her
experience volunteering in Slidell last week. It might be worth sharing with others. This was no vacation. 
What it doesn't tell is that while volunteers were housed in a federal building up to the middle of the week,
in which each had a cubicle to call their own, they of course had to bring everything with them that they
needed, including bedding. Meredith and others slept on camping gear - something that basically just
separated them from the floor. Yes, I am very proud of her!

Thanks to you for all that you do for all of us!

Jimmy

 
Evening-

Just want to thank you all for your thoughts and kind messages.  Being down there was very hard
and your support meant a lot!  I know it is hard to sit in our comfortable homes and watch the
devastation and think that we aren't doing enough ... but I want to tell you that I witnessed what
all the donations are doing first hand.  Just at our shelter alone, we received an average of two
18-wheel truck loads per day full of pet food, kennels, kennels, crates, toys, litter, water, medical
supplies and treatments.  While doing some community outreach in the field, I saw churches and
red cross sites all over that were feeding and helping people and animals in need.  Your donations
literally make the difference between hunger and basic nutrition - not only for Katrina victims,
but for the volunteers who are working themselves past exhaustion to help. 

Despite some of the images we've all seen on TV, everyone I met was overwhelmingly grateful
for our help.  As I mentioned to some of you, one man I worked with was part of the Isabel
cleanup crew who was deployed to Hampton Roads two years ago.  So, we are not only helping
people in need, we are helping volunteers who have graciously helped us in the past and paying
forward to those who will help us in the future.

The personal dedication of each and every volunteer down there was palpable ... volunteers had
to be forced to stop for a minute to eat or to leave at night.  Some volunteers slept on site
to bottle feed our smallest victims.  Others battled heat exhaustion to walk dogs for 10-12
hours a day.   I helped with just about everything, but my primary job was grooming.  This may
sound trivial, but many of these animals were not properly cared for in the first place and many
had skin infections due to the conditions they battled in the storm's aftermath.  I shaved coat
after coat of matted, flea infested fur.  Though not all of the dogs and cats were thrilled with the
experience, they felt so much better being freed of debris they were trapped in and were much
more comfortable in the 100-degree temperatures they had to endure every day.

I intended to take lots of pictures to share, but we worked 14+ hour days (one day 19 hours) and
it seemed secondary to putting ice in one more dog bowl or cradling one more meowing cat.  There
are a couple pictures on the Noah's Wish website (http://noahswish.com/Hurricane%20Katrina.htm)
along with some updates as to the specifics of what they are doing.  Also, there is an article
on MSNBC.com (
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9330017/) that illustrates part of what our
efforts have been able to achieve.  There is also a video
(
http://katrinablog.msnbc.com/2005/09/finally_miss_ki.html) of this reunion.  For those of you
who received messages from me during this trip and heard the emotion in my voice, you will see
exactly why this work is such an emotional roller coaster for every volunteer.  We lived for these
moments - as one volunteer said, people might not understand how much these pets need their families,
until you see the eyes of a depressed dog suddenly light up, and his ! tail that only politely wagged
at strangers start wagging at warp speed at the sight of his family.

Thank you again for your thoughts and kind messages.  As I write this, my three Persian cats are
upside down and bathed in catnip.  They have no idea how lucky they are .. and I am so thankful
for that!

Meredith

   Oh, Jimmy!  Thank you so much for sharing this with us!  And please extend our love and thanks to Meredith
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:

Hi, Carol:
 


 
Here is another link, sponsored by Fisher House.

http://www2.caringbridge.org/dc/danielgade/ 
 
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.


Thanks,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WOWZERONI, Major Madagan!  Thank you - we are most honored to include Captain Gade:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-soldiers.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-soldiers-G-L.html


Hi, Carol:

"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.


http://64.233.187.104/search?q=cache:JykWfq2QEOwJ:www.fisherhouse.org/programs/psaHero.pdf+Daniel+Gade&hl=en

Always,
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":

Carol, 

The following was on the website "The Covert Letter." ( http://www.thecovertletter.com/ )
(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 Harry, As I read your words [The Hunt and Peck Method], written about your earlier days and high school, my memories wandered. I was transferred from Richmond, Virginia schools in the third grade – having completed 3Low (the system at the time), only to arrive in Newport News and have to start third grade again.  I’d never learned cursive in Richmond – only printing.  I remember to this day my horror when the teacher wrote just one panel on the blackboard about the Sioux Indians.  We were told to copy it.  It took me all day to do so, because I literally traced it all on y paper.  All the other students finished it off in what to me was record time. Mortified at my lack of skill, I went home terribly distressed and cried to my parents.  After that, my dad would sit down with me in the evenings and help me practice my writing.  I too, remember the cursive teacher visiting to check our workbooks - those little ones, (buff-colored with green writing?) about the size of a #9 envelope.  I will say that hard work and desire produced a fairly good handwriting for me – then.  It has deteriorated to date, due to lack of use and the fact that I think faster than I write by hand – being ruined by a typewriter/computer.  I also love writing with an ink pen and keep my Parker close at hand.

Thelma Spade Roberts 
Chesapeake, Virginia

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.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/classes.html

http://www.thecovertletter.com/

http://www.thecovertletter.com/Abouttheeditor.html

http://www.thecovertletter.com/MAIL%20STUFF.html

   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

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Surfer Girl

- 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
Well
Girl surfer girl ....my little surfer girl
Well
Girl surfer girl ....my little surfer girl
Well
Girl surfer girl .....my little surfer girl


"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
Thanks, Dave!

"Surfer Girl" lyrics courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/surfergirl.html
also at the
suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/03/05
Thanks, Dave!

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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