09/20/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Cold, Cold Heart

"The proud, the cold untroubled heart of stone,
that never mused on sorrow but its own."

- Thomas Campbell
(27 July 1777 - 15 June 1844)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have some thoughts and images today which ought to warm the hearts of some of you, at least!

   I'm afraid I need more than my heart warmed today!  Weekend birthdays confuse me, and I forgot two birthdays
on Sunday.  ARGHHHH!  I am soooo sorry, but not only did I miss
Gloria's birthday, but the birthday of the entire
United States Air Force!  And it was so cool, too, because they celebrate the very same day - September 18,
1947 AND she worked for them for many years.  Sigh.

   Well, let's have a round of "A Very Merry Un-Birthday to You" and a chorus or two of "Off We Go Into the Wild Blue
Yonder" for Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL.  Oh, dear.  Now I'll never be able to convince you that
you're not just a step-child here!



1. Buddy David ('61) of VA via Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 09/19/05:

Please add Ed (Buddy) David to the mailing list.... Buddy and his wife, Libby Blechman, both
graduated in '61.  Thanks and keep up the good work.

The Class of '61 is starting to organize our 45th reunion next summer; will keep you posted.

  Thank you so much, Gary - and welcome, Buddy!  It's good to have you with us! 

   Libby's brother, Frank ('65 - of Northern VA) has of course been with us from the very beginning.  I've added
your name to the Alumni Page:


   We look forward to posting your reunion details as they arrive, and wish you much success with it!



The 54-Year Reunion of the Class of 1951
 will be held on on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at Kiln Creek
 - a Sunday lunch brunch from Noon to 2:00 PM.
The cost is $21 per person or $42 per couple. 

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





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,
and is open to all NNHS Alumni.









From Dave and Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of the Reunion Committee - 09/19/05:

We wanted to let you know that reservations have really picked up in the
last week.  If you've mailed your checks and are all set we thank you for
helping us in forecasting the attendance figures.  This is crucial information
for the hotel to provide the best service for our reunion.  If you're still
thinking about attending, or just haven't made it to the mailbox, then
please do so as soon as possible.

The people we've heard from are very excited and looking forward to seeing
many old friends.  Why don't you review the list of those attending to see
if one of your old friends will be there?  If not, why don't you contact
that special friend and encourage them to meet you at the reunion?  This is
certainly a case of the more the merrier. 
And it could be friends
from any class since the reunion is open to all that
wish to attend (even a few Crabbers).

If you need additional information, or just a friendly nudge, call Pam or
Dave Arnold at 757 345-2382, or E-mail us at nnhs65@cox.net.   We look
forward to hearing from you, and seeing you next month.

Pam and Dave


   I knew the Reunion Committee was discussing the possibility of opening the reunion to non-NNHS graduates,
but I didn't know it had passed!  COOL BEANS!!!  That must surely be a first!!!

   Did all you Crabbers - and Farmers, and Justices, and whomever you are - catch that?!?

   Okay, Sweetie-Pies - DO IT!!!!  WOWZERONI, the fun we're going to have then!

   Dave Arnold just phoned me.  He said he was bringing a couple of king-size bibs for me to the reunion to take
care of my relentless drooling in the event that David Whitley ('67) of VA and Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS -
'63) of MD
both showed up . 

   Great idea, Dave - thanks!  WILD HYSTERICAL GIGGLES!!!

From Dave Arnold ('65) of the Reunion Committee - 09/20/05:

Just received mail from Wingo.  He'll be there for Saturday.

   SUPER!!!  See you then, Joe!  Thanks, Dave!





From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 09/16/05 - "The best headlines of 2004! (Better late than never!)":

I couldn't resist sending you this after reading the last one...

Thanks for all your service to our Typhoon tradition.

                                .... And the winner is ....

                                          Typhoon Rips Through
Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Charlie!


From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 09/14/05 - "Marine Corps Pictures":

My most “famous” Marine…..but not really famous, is my son, Chad. He’s 35 and a pilot, and is making
the Marine Corps a career. Although a pilot, he has had two tours in Iraq on the ground in the infantry (this
after a tour flying in the Afghan war). Temporarily assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU),
he went in with them as the Air Liaison Officer for his unit in the invasion of Iraq. Then after being home
six months, he returned to
Iraq and participated in the battle for Najaf and then again in the battle for Fallujah.

For his role in Najaf, he was recently awarded the Bronze Star......

OK, here’s a photo of my son Chad (Major Chandler S. Nelms, USMC) receiving the Bronze Star. He’s
the tall good looking one, of course. Hang onto it and I’ll see what I can dig up from the “Old” Chandler
Marine Corps files.

Chandler Nelms


the pride you must feel for him, Chandler - and rightfully so!

   (And oh, my glory, he's as gorgeous as the rest of the Nelms men!)


Thursday, August 4, 2005  

   Thanks so much for sharing this, Chandler - we're posting this image on our News page, as well as adding him
to our Famous Marines:



http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-marines.html - (Unfortunately, this page is still unstable...........)

From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD -  09/16/05 - "Marine Corps Pictures":

OK, you asked for it, and here they are ....... pictures
of Private Gomer Pyle, USMC. Use your discretion as to which one you’d like
to use. In picture 127, that’s me on the left.
# 134 # 118 # 120  
# 127 # 129 # 119 # 135  

Also, I’m sorry, but I searched high and low and could not find that picture of Dad in uniform. Possibly,
one of my brothers has it instead. I’ll ask them.

Chandler Nelms

   OHHHHH, WOWZERONI!!!  Sweetie, I have no discretion whatsoever and very little self-control. 
I'm using all seven!

   Funny - that doesn't look like a private's uniform...and it certainly doesn't look like Gomer PyleMy, my, my......

   The gorgeous Nelms men, father and son, are now posted on Famous Marines:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/famous-marines.html - (And unfortunately, this page is still unstable...........)

   And we eagerly await the day when we're able to add Dr. Nowell D. Nelms to Famous Soldiers.

   "one of my brothers"?  There's a THIRD one of y'all besides you and Darden?!?  Oh, do tell!

   Thanks, Chandler!

   (Wayne Honey and Rip Precious, I can hardly believe that you two are maintaining radio silence throughout this
entire drooling thread.  "It ain't natural!"  But of course, it's not my fault that they're gorgeous!)

From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 09/17/05 and 09/18/05:

Carol... first, your grandbabies are precious... I WANT ONE!





Thank you, Cheryl - on both counts!

And please extend our love and congratulations
to Adrian and Chera as well!

This also is now posted on the News link:






September 2005  

 From Jim Dossett ('66) of FL - 09/19/05:

Are you and the hundreds of other Typhoons still there ...  for some reason I have been without a Carol-o-gram
for weeks.  Some switching back and forth with AOL may have done it.  Please add my email address back
to your list. 

Jim Dossett '66

   Yes, Sweetie, we're here!  But having been down for those three months left me confused and shaken, and I've
apparently been using a wrong email addy for you.....

   The bad news is that your real and current email addy is with AOL - and everyone knows that AOL hates me (not
that I'm paranoid or anything....)

   Would someone who is regularly able to communicate with Jim please tell him where to find us so that he can
add my NNHS65@yahoo.com account into his AOL settings?  Thanks!

   Welcome back, Jimmy - I hope!

 From Pauline Allen Mitchell ('47) of ?? - 09/1/9/05:

My brother Bob (Allen - '51 - of VA) suggested I read this Web page, but I can't locate it.  What is
the correct address?  

Pauline Allen Mitchell, NNHS February 1947

   Hi, Pauline!   Thanks for your interest!   The website address is http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com.

   (This is the first time of which I'm aware that AOL has pulled a reverse block on me.....  Of course, they wouldn't
let me communicate with her, but they wouldn't even let her communicate with me!)

   And Bob just left on a three-week vacation.  She's going to think I ignored her.....  Sigh.

 From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/19/05:

Hi, Carol:

Will there ever be a 51st State in these United States? Well, a couple of places we have lived since leaving
Newport News made an attempt to become the 51st State.

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan placed referendum on the ballot while we were living in Wausau, Wisconsin
to separate from the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and become the 51st State. It was defeated.

Since moving to Florida and learning some of it's history, I discovered the residents of Key West wanted
to become the 51st State. The issue was with the bridges taking citizens to and from the Keys, and there were
some issues regarding searches by law enforcement officers. They were not successful, and they did obtain a
nickname in their efforts.

How is that for obscure trivia?

Glad to see the connection with the Class of 1951!!!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Now, I did not know that!  Thanks, Adonis! 

   (I'm not even going to ask what those Floridians from Key West were nicknamed......  It would probably make
me blush!)  GIGGLES!

   And yes, it's incredibly fun watching the scope of the page enlarge to this degree!  Do you realize that only a
couple of years ago a weekly Newsletter was more than sufficient?!?

 From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 09/19/05:

Carol, there was an obit last week in the DP for a Harry Covert, Jr.  The age was about right to be
Harry's son and I thought I had forwarded it to you.  But I guess I didn't.  I'll see if I can find it
Also, for anyone who has been watching the Katrina recovery news on MSNBC, they are using a general
named Glen V. Strock as their expert.  I have seen him quoted in my Engineering News Record the past
few weeks in Katrina stories.  He is with the Corps of Engineers and he is a Hampton native, HHS '66ish
His dad was stationed at Monroe when he and his brother were kids.  We all went to St. John's Church
He went to VMI but was kicked out during sophomore year for doing a standard sophomore roof climb
prank that others have done for generations and probably still do there.  Anyway, he has been successful
and when he was asked about retiring away from hurricane prone areas, he said he from the Tidewater
area of Virginia and knew all about hurricanes and that was where he would retire to.  So you see, Carol,
all true sons and daughters come back to the Commonwealth! 

   Thanks so much, Kathy!  Covert is a rather unusual surname, so there's a good possibility the two are related,
but I don't believe they are father and son.  Here's the obituary you saw:

Andrew Harry Covert

HAMPTON - Andrew Harry Covert, 39, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005. Born in Batavia, N.Y., Andrew served in the U.S. Navy as an HTCM (SW) aboard the USS Anzio. During his 22 year Navy career, he had also been stationed in Holy Loch Scotland and aboard the USS Inchon. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, being a member of the Lafayette Gun Club, woodworking and four wheeling in his Jeep Rubicon. Andrew is survived by his wife, Christine; son, Christopher A. Covert; father and stepmother, Wilson and Joyce Covert; brothers and sisters, Michael Covert, Christine Ralston, James A. Toal, Carolyn Dawson, Kathleen Alexander, Cynthia Lewandowski, Mark Covert, John Covert, Kevin Covert, Linda Graber and James E. Covert; and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home with a Rosary Service to be held at 7 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Fort Monroe.

Published in the Daily Press from 9/15/2005 - 9/16/2005.


   OH, I do like that story about Gen. Strock - especially the conclusion you drew from it - YES!

   What a grand thought!!!  Thanks again, Kathy!

 From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/19/05:


   David, this all but defies comment!  That could be because it's difficult for me to see with tears streaming
down my face, but I would have thought that for as long as we'd been looking at old postcards, that we'd pretty
much seen anything and everything that was available.  To think that a card existed which showed two views
of the interior of Antine's plus such a detailed view of the exterior is just surreal!

   I do believe that a primary portion of my love of restaurant nostalgia stems from my love of Antine's.

   I couldn't even go to sleep last night until I had placed this on the page.  I had to do a total redesign, but it was
worth all the effort required.  (Of course, I had to do a little bit more on it this morning when I was actually awake!)

   When was the last time I told you that you were my hero, Brown Eyes?!?  Thank you so very much!!!




 From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD -  09/19/05:

Carol, this is for Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) (and the newsletter, of course) –  

Dave, thanks SOOO much for the picture of Buckroe Beach. Wow! That really takes me back to the
good old days when Johnny Canepa ('60), Billy Roady ('60), Billy Canepa (HHS Alum), my brother
, and I were life guards there (Circa 1959-1960).

When was the last time someone had a 3-2 beer?

Chandler Nelms of MD (HHS ’63)

 Isn't that a magically evocative postcard?!?





   GASP!!!  Oh, my goodness!    I just this moment realized that you were that adorable blond
life guard that we girls were always falling all over ourselves trying to sneak a peek at without your seeing us!!!  Oh,
somebody just shoot me now!  It's a great wonder none of us ever feigned drowning......  Or did we?!? 

   Oh, well....... 

   You might wish to take a look at this page to bring forth some more such memories, Chandler.  Besides, there are
some very, very funny stories there!




   Sorry, Gorgeous - I can't help you with that 3-2 beer query. 

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

 From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 09/19/05 - "John Marshall High School":


I was reading what your cousin (Cheryl White Wilson - JMHS - '64 - of VA) wrote regarding John Marshall
High School
.  My mother (and Gene's - Collins Glade - '60 - of SC) graduated from John Marshall High
School in 1930.  Where did Cheryl’s parents live in Richmond?  Richmond is where our mother grew up;
however, she was born in Raphine, VA. 

Anyway, I enjoyed reading about Cheryl and her family.


   Thanks, Pauline!  Small world strikes again!  My parents (and Eleanor's - Buckley Nowitzky - '59 of NC)
were in both in the JMHS Class of 1925, so they would not have known your mother.  Our aunt, Virginia Buckley,
would have been in the Class of 1927, so she might have known your mama.  And Cheryl's mother, Beryl Buckley,
was in the Class of - uh, lemme see, uh.....later...., duh....

  Sula, Graham, Beryl, Virginia,
and Robert Buckley

1921 - 2206 Fourth Avenue, Highland Park, Richmond, 22, Virginia


   The Buckley's built their home in Highland Park at 2206 Fourth Avenue in 1908.  (This is now part of one of the
worst slums on the east coast.)  They were charter members of Northside Baptist Church.  Cheryl lived in that
very same house while she attended JMHS.  What a wonderful home it was!

   My mama's family, the Frix's, were members of Centenary Methodist Church, and (I think) at one time lived
on West Grace Street.  I know they also lived on Monument Avenue.

From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO (currently deployed in Bagram, Afghanistan) - 09/20/05:


Today’s page was great.  I really enjoy reading what is happening to our Typhoons…of particular note is the interest
that your website is getting by others.  You probably never thought the webpage would be viewed by so many when
you first started.  It is simply a wonderful tool bringing smiles, laughter and occasional sadness.  I can tell you that I
look forward to the page each night when I get ready close up my computer here in Bagram, Afghanistan. 

Yesterday I received in the mail a package from Bill Black ('66 - of GA).  He sent some of those great Virginia Diner
peanuts and I can tell you they were and are a great hit here with the Battalion staff.  BILL --- A BIG THANK YOU

I tried to send a previous message but my computer got hung up so I presume your did not receive…things are going
well here…I have enclosed the photo to show you what we have done and what we are doing…the facilities that look
like a tent are actually what they call a SPRUNG Structure…they are about 35-feet high in the center sections…within
the main structure constructed here, the contractor for the U.S. Army provides for what we call “Up-Armoring”
of vehicles, i.e., they take current military vehicles such as the Hummers and armor plate them to protect troops
from mines, and small arms fire…a great things as you know!!  The white structures you see are our living
accommodations that are being built, as we will eventually live and work on the facility…the mountains in the
background are fantastic…we are surrounded  here…it is too bad we are not permitted off base because I sure would
like to explore the mountain areas…it is really great to be here though and be part of the process in making things
better for all and serving the “Soldiers”…the “Soldiers” are number 1 !!!...

The Afghans that I deal with seemed to have a difference about them yesterday…perhaps it is a little more pride
since they were able to vote…more to follow… 

Keep up the great work and keep those cards, letters, packages and whatever else coming…

Best regards and take care,


Monday, September 19, 2005
Bagram, Afghanistan

   Hi, Paul!  It's always a treat to hear from you!  And no, Honey, I can assure you that even five years ago when
I first began this page with great timidity (and no skills whatsoever!), it was simply inconceivable that it would
have grown to this extent!  It's become as some of my lifelong goofy dreams, with all manner of people thrown
together who never would have known one another, all talking with one another as though they were old friends. 
I must tell you, it is a very heady and humbling experience to be able to live one's fantasy!

   You simply took my breath away last night when you said how you look forward to reading the Newsletter each
night!  That's rather mind-boggling in and of itself!  Thanks, Sweetie!

   And I cannot even begin to fathom the joy you must be feeling at being a part of something so important now,
and so historically significant!

   Thank you for this awesome image!  Take good care of yourself!

   Paul, could you send us your full mailing address for those C.A.R.E. packages again, please?  I know I have it,
but I can't seem to find it.  I suppose I've been drooling too much today.....

 From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL and Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 09/19/05 - "Marvin Turley":

Hi, Carol:

Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA
sent me the following message, and he also requested that I pass it along
to you for consideration in your Newsletter.
It is sure nice to be remembered after all these years, as Gary points out in his message.

Thank You,
Joe Madagan ('57) of VA


Just wanted to let you know I deleted Nancy's email by mistake. Please tell her I'm not very good
with computers, but I try. What I wanted you to pass on to the NNHS alumna page that I see your
articles in all the time is that Ned Midkiff ('59 - of VA) and I visited Mr. (Marvin) Turley Saturday,
and he's doing quite well for 81 years old. He still lives on Apple Avenue in Hampton, and he
remembered us working at the rec back in the late 50's. I mentioned your name and he
remembered you. Ned's parents owned the B&J Confectionary across the street from the pool,
and we talked about all our many friends and Mr. (Ernie) Shaffer ('35) and Harry Knight. It was
great to do a good deed and see someone you haven't seen in 40 years and they still remember
your name.

After we left him we went over to White Oaks Lodge and had a few beers for old after which we
rode thru Stuart Gardens, then up Wickham Avenue and saw the rec. Boy, did it bring back old

 Good luck, and please pass this on to the Buckley girl - thanks.

   Thanks, Joe - and Gary!

   For someone who's "not very good with computers", you have certainly contributed a great deal to our pages,
Gary - especially new subscribers (today being a case in point)!

   I always delight in hearing of old friends reconnecting, and you're right, Joe - it is nice to be remembered!  I was
such a total nebbish back then that it always amazes me when anyone recognizes or remembers me at all.  (My
theme music was Nat King Cole singing a little known song called, "Forgettable".......)

   But, Gary, at 58, it's been a long time since anyone called me "the Buckley girl"!!!  GIGGLES!!!  You made a
great day even better, Honey - thanks!


 Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Cold, Cold Heart

- Hank Williams

I tried so hard my dear to show that you’re my every dream,
Yet you’re afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme.
A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart.
Why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?

Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue,
And so my heart is paying now for things I didn’t do.
In anger, unkind words are said that make the teardrops start.
Why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?

You’ll never know how much it hurts to see you sit and cry.
You know you need and want my love, yet you’re afraid to try.
Why do you run and hide from lies?  To try it just ain’t smart.
Why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?

There was a time when I believed that you belonged to me,
But now I know your heart is shackled to a memory.
The more I learn to care for you, the more we drift apart.
Why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?

"Cold, Cold Heart" midi courtesy of http://www.barefootsworld.net/midijamboree.html - 08/16/05

"Cold, Cold Heart" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/h/hank-williams/64082.html - 09/01/05

"Heart of Cold" by Shanahan Image courtesy of http://www.sharinglaw.net/personal/Photos/HeartofCold.htm - 09/05/05

Blue Gingham Hearts divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 08/20/05

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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