Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 2
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I don't know.
Maybe it's just me, but I think people are getting excited about the upcoming
reunions. I seem
to be hearing from more and more of y'all all the time. How delightful!
Say, does anyone
know where to find Barbara Morrison? We've had a request to locate
her. I'm not sure
what her class would have been, but she was about 15 in 1960, so that would have been about the Class of '63.
I think she married a McAlister. I checked the '60, '61, '62, and '63 Anchors, but found nothing under either
name. I was hoping to locate an image.
Maybe she went to Warwick High?? C'mon, Sweetie-Pies, "you can do it!"
GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:
1. Owen "Skip" Smith ('63) of VA - 09/27/05:
- Mr. Leonard;
Mr. Pillow; Miss
Maguire; Mr. Armstrong;
Miss Kanter; and of course,
all the best coaches a striving athlete could ever have!!
Hobbies - sports/gardening/reading and working on old Corvettes
- Was just reading
band info and Mr. Wilson's
legacy. I remember being in the dressing room
under the stands and we could hear the best band in the land and they would sure fire us up!!
I have never heard a better high school one to this day!!
Now isn't that
the truth! You know, all seven of my children were involved in band for
some period of time or
another, and I never saw or heard anything like that either. Even when the proficiency was there (and it rarely
was), I never witnessed anything which could equal the discipline or spirit of Mr. Wilson's bands!
Hmmm - Skip was at the last two reunions. I wonder if he's coming to this one? We must ask him!
1. Suzanne Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61) of NC - 09/28/05:
Please add me to your newsletter
list. I moved from NNHS in 1959 and graduated
in 1961, but my heart always remained with my friends from Magruder, Walter Reed, and
of course, the first 7th graders at NNHS.
What memories as we, still
playing chase games, ran to hide under stairways only to discover
upperclassmates making out - I'm not sure who was more shocked, them or us.
Thanks, Suzanne Mason Haff
Welcome, Suzanne! We're happy to have
you join us! I've added your name to our hidden mailing list, and
to our published list of wonderful people:
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 09/27/05:
WOWZEROONI ! (now
you’ve got me doing it). Keith James and “That’s My Desire”. What
Does anyone have a time machine? I really want to go back and STAY! Now, if I can only find my dark
grey primer ‘49 Ford (“Igor”) with wing skirts and full moon hub caps. Wayne Jennings! Charley
Karmosky! Where are you guys!?!
By the way, may I pay my respects to the very dashing Captain Spriggs?
GIGGLES - we're contagious, Chandler!
And if you find
that time machine, do please let me know. I've been searching for one for
years! I think we've
discovered among ourselves the closest thing available at the moment! But if you find any pictures of Igor, I
certainly hope you'll share them with us for Our Old Cars!
Wait a minute! Stop the train! A '49 Ford, you say?? Did it look anything like one of these? WOWZERS!!!
Oh - speaking of which, I added Joe Madagan's ('57 - of FL) Vintage Car postage stamps:
(Thanks, Adonis - they really brighten up that page!)
- David is gorgeous, isn't he?!? Those big brown eyes!
(Aw, c'mon, Wayne Honey - I haven't drooled - very
much - in days! Gimme a break here! Just look at the awesome restraint I used in illustrating today's Newsletter!)
WILD OUTRAGEOUS GIGGLES!!!!
Thank you, Chandler!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/26/05:
1960 - Miniature Golf Range
Buckroe Beach Amusement Park
|1950 Buckroe Beach Resort Brochure|
Thanks so much!
Oh, my goodness! These smaller images
taken from the brochure were so very real - and some of them completely new - that it was like being in that time
Oh, for "one more day, one more night" in that magical place! As I've so often said, that's the first place I'd visit!
the Miniature Golf image on the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park page, The Resort
Brochure on both
the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park page and the Buckroe Beach page, the first and sixth smaller images on the
Buckroe Beach page, and the remaining four smaller images on the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park page.
Clear as mud??? Go check them out:
From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 09/27/05:
This is for Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA).
My sister (Gene Collins Glave - '60 - of SC) and I lived in the brick
row on 47th Street just two houses from Tootsie (Spotts - '63) and her family. Tootsie also had a brother,
The cabin that you were referring to must be
the same one where we spent fun time. I think that I had a
birthday party there in elementary school. We also have pictures of us swimming in the James River and
of the cabin with some of my dad’s friends. It’s a small world.
This is for my sister. Isn’t Adam’s Shoe
Store where we bought our 3 pairs of shoes for the year….school,
weekend and Sunday shoes?
I love this job! These small world stories make my day! Thanks, Pauline!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 09/27/05:
Ah, Wayne Honey - the definitive expert
on all things related to North End! Thanks - I just knew you'd have a
clarification for us there!
I myself only
visited that beach once, at the end of my sophomore year, for that magical
Spokesman Club party.
You know what a very sheltered life I led!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/27/05:
YOWZERONI!!! I did lead a sheltered life!!! Thanks, Judy!
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 09/28/05:
Greetings Typhoons & Carol!
Hey you guys! I can solve two of your mysteries.
those “observation” places off Beechmont & Moyer Road – Yes! They were there –
we lived off Moyer
Road – on Stevens Road in the mid-seventies – our house was about ten years old – so that would have put it
about right (1965) – as someone mentioned about roads going in off Moyer Road for new subdivisions – go
look up Stevens Road on your favorite online map or perhaps one of those new satellite maps – on Mapquest
it looks as though the Warwick River is much farther away from where Stevens Road (and the other roads)
dead end (not so) – actually there are a couple of short dirt roads at the end of Stevens that lead to several
private drives to homes right on the river – I know because we walked back there all the time and across
Moyer to the that part of the river as well – and I know for a fact couples were still coming back there to park
– also to the end of Moyer – OK – that’s number one.
AHA! Thanks, Cheryl!!!
the north beaches – In the early fifties we lived at 73rd Street &
River Road - I could walk across the
street to a beach on the James River – there was a little store (looking back now, I think it was a bait & tackle
place) but it had sodas & snacks as well – also there was a pier that we used to jump off of – I found an
arrowhead digging in the sand! It was just a short walk to the bridge too! Just know I have pictures
somewhere in the attic – be patient – I’ll get to them! But, if I remember correctly, much of that beach area
was badly damaged by Hurricane Hazel. Of course I was only about 8 or 9 too. OK, Carol, do I get a prize???
Yes, ma'am - absolutely! And thanks!!!
Speaking of prizes (or gifts), Carol, I have some vintage clip-on earrings for
you – they came with a lovely
vintage necklace I got from eBay but I can’t wear them because of allergies – you’ll just love them! By the
way when did you get those beautiful pink rhinestone dangle earrings? They look like a pair I bid
on not long ago! “they were stoleden” (pay no attention to the spelling here, folks, just a little joke between
me & Carol) GIGGLES!!!
OH, GOODY! I LOVE presents! Thanks!
AHHH - aren't those glorious?!? They're
not really pink, though - just white. But I did have to fight for them.
As they were exactly what I had in mind for the last reunion, I was determined to have them, so I paid thirteen
whole dollars for them (GIGGLES!) in mid-February of 2004.
Hmmm - I
was gonna stick a photo up here of me in my gorgeous earrings on that wonderful,
Saturday night, but I was a little bit too excited, and I seem to look like a mega-geek in all of them. I just don't
know how such a thing could have happened. Here's the link - go look around, and I'll spare myself further
Speaking of vintage jewelry – check out this site – but please don’t buy
anything here – Paul will come
after me! www.sassyclassics.com you’ll just love it – he he!!!
OH, WOWZERS!!! This is COOL!!! Thanks!
you for the Grapette logo
– found a bottle in my collection called “Chero-cola” - Anyone know
about this one??
"'Not I', said the fly."
Carol, about the reunion – we were a little disappointed this time – there were
only about 3 or 4 ‘64s there
and none of people we actually knew from the class of ’65 were there – no one really seemed interested
in looking at our name tags w/picture (last year they were all over us & everyone else like ants & vice versa
to see who we were). Not these people – when we tried to look at name tags, I felt as though we had gotten
in their space or something – when we introduced ourselves to one couple, they said, “Oh, was the ’64 class
invited”? – kinda felt like we had “crashed” a party – oh well – we tried to make the best of it – food and
music was good.
WHAT A COLOSSAL SHAME!!! I'm so sorry to hear that!
Looking at the attendance list
for your reunion, I believe we know more there than at ours – hey, does the
decision by your reunion committee mean we are invited??!! Now I want to come to yours! But we certainly
don’t want to crash another party!! Think we have to baby sit that weekend anyway – Rats (not about the
kids – love being with them). But would enjoy seeing you all and your friends!! What is the difference in the
activities for Friday and Saturday?
YES, IT DOES!!!
After speaking with Dave Arnold ('65 - of VA) on the phone, my understanding is that this reunion is OPEN.
not advertising in the media, "HEY, EVERYBODY! Are you bored?
Would you like to come to a high
school reunion and meet a lot of people you never knew?!? Well, THIS IS THE PLACE!!!"
really. But it is OPEN - open to all NNHS Alumni and their spouses
and guests, but also to people who
are a part of the "Non-NNHS-Alumni" who have, through their participation in and on this web site and Newsletter,
have become people we all know. That would include the Hampton group - Chandler Nelms ('63 - of MD), Gloria
Woolard Price ('65 - of FL), and Tom Norris ('73 - of VA). And it would certainly also include YOU!
for the differences in Friday and Saturday nights, Friday is more casual, both
in dress and atmosphere. The
food is lighter, and there's no program. Saturday we dress a bit fancier, the fellas were jackets and ties and such,
the food is a little heavier, and there's a short program. BOTH nights will feature GREAT OLDIES MUSIC and
DANCING (YEA!) and SUPER FUN and CONVERSATION!
So get a
babysitter for your grandchildren (just sub-contract them out! GIGGLES!),
contact Dave Arnold, and
come see "eva'body"!!! AND - then I can deliver your PRIZES!!! LA-LA-LA!!!
Hey, did you have to bring up that thing about “stop the train” ??
|Well, see, the thing is, I've been saying, "stop the train" without even thinking about it all my life! It wasn't until four years ago that I realized that it was an idiom common only to our family, and which began with a four-year-old YOU!|
|Carol, the prize!? (put one of those screaming babies here) GIGGLES!|
Pauline Collins Shofner ('65 - of VA): RE: parents at JMHS: Keep
forgetting ask my mother when
she graduated – but I think it was around 1932 or 33 – are your parents still living? It is possible their paths
crossed – interesting!!
Well, So long for now,
COOL BEANS!!! Thanks, Cheryl - See you next month!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/27/05:
Why, Sarah Sugah, I always knew you were a woman with good tastes!
And I do believe
you just picked up a third place prize in the Pal Ade Contest!
Congratulations on both
counts! (I'm getting the feeling that I'm going to be crocheting all the way up to Virginia! GIGGLES!)
I posted your account of living in the Shipyard Apartments, too - thanks!
From Cathy Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 09/27/05:
Just thought I would add to the North End
Pharmacy spot. My husband, Myles Hudson (Warwick HS -
'60), drove the little Jeep the Summer of 1959 when he worked for the Adelson's. Sam ran the front of the
Pharmacy and Irvin was the Pharmacist.
Take care, Cathy
Thanks, Cathy! I added
your comment to the North End page. It's a strangely composed page, so
landed somewhere just about in the middle:
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 09/27/05:
the last Newsletter was
talking about a brand name shoe named Poll Parrot.
Remember this one that had a tune to it that went like this?
IF YOU GOT SHOES AND I GOT SHOES
EVERYBODY GOT TO HAVE SHOES
BUT THERE'S ONLY ONE KIND OF SHOES FOR ME
GOOD OLE BUSTER BROWN SHOES
Oh, my! And I used to
always run into the room if perchance I had left it to watch the Buster Brown
commercials, but that one hasn't come back to me - yet!
Thanks, Glenn! I think we're going to be needing some more shoe store pages!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/27/05:
Ok, I remember that X-ray machine!
I used to stop in just to stand on that machine! (Mom
never knew!) I thought Hofheimer's sold Poll Parrot shoes also! "I" had Stride Rite - Mom
thought they were the best! OR Buster Brown! Thanks for the memory!!!
Thanks, Sarah Sugah! Yeppers - we'll definitely need more shoe store pages!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/27/05 - Playing catch-up:
We just got back from ten days in southern California
and I came upstairs two hours ago to take a shower
and go to bed...but of course I had to check my e-mail...and then...you guessed it, I had to read all the
newsletters I had missed! I was going to supply you with the words "Far beyond the walls of Newport..."
but I am glad to see that Dave Arnold ('65 - of VA) graciously did that...I am always amazed at what
my brain has retained and what it has deleted!
Hugs, Jean (Poole) Burton
p.s. We are getting ready for a new season..."almost
winter", followed by "winter" followed by "winter's
almost over"...and of course our fourth season is "Fourth of July" which lasts about three weeks.
Jean, you're a hoot! Welcome home! See you in October in our "real" home!
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 09/28/05:
Thank you, Jimmy! What a great trip down Memory Lane!!! I
double-posted most of what
you shared here on both the Seven Oaks and Marshall Courts pages:
I suppose we'll
need to create a page about the Lights at West Point, too! Mike
Miller ('65) of NC called me this
morning with another one! He's going to nail down a detail or two and send it to us later. Thanks, Michael Darlin'! I'll
see you soon - and collect on those dances!
Hey, Jimmy - you're coming to the Reunion, aren'cha???
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 09/28/05:
Thanks.... (for the
invitation to the reunion).... Actually, I’d really love to go (Dave Arnold -
'65 - of VA)
even called me yesterday to personally invite me), but I have SO many things going on this month that are
taking out of work and out of town weekdays as well as weekends that my dance card is full......
OHHHH, NOOOOOOO!!! I'm heartbroken and devastated by your news, Chandler! And I was so looking forward to actually and really meeting you, as opposed to merely swooning over you from a distance!
However, I remain eternally optimistic, so in the hopes that one of those lesser important items (I mean, seriously - at this point, what's more important than having fun?!? ) will fall by the wayside,
and you'll be able to make it to at least one of those two nights, I will keep an eye out for you while I'm there.
Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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He's So Fine
- Ronnie Mack, 1963
I (Do-lang, do-lang, do-lang)
He's so fine
Wish he were mine
That handsome boy over there
The one with the wavy hair
I don't know how I'm gonna do it
But I'm gonna make him mine
He's the envy of all the girls
It's just a matter of time
He's a soft spoken guy
Also seems kinda shy
Makes me wonder if I
Should even give him a try
But then I know he can't shy
He can't shy away forever
And I'm gonna make him mine
If it takes me forever
He's so fine
Gotta be mine
Sooner or later
I hope it's not later
We gotta get together
The sooner the better
I just can't wait, I just can't wait
To be held in his arms
If I were a queen
And he asked me to leave my throne
I'll do anything that he asked
Anything to make him my own
For he's so fine
(So fine) so fine
(So fine) he's so fine
(So fine) so fine
(So fine) he's so fine
(So fine) oh yeah
(He's so fine) he's so fine
(So fine) uh-huh
(He's so fine)
He's so fine.....
So Fine" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/03/05
So Fine" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/03/05
Thanks again, Dave!
"He's So Fine" History courtesy of http://www.bobshannon.com/stories/hesofine.html - 09/27/05
The Chiffons' "He's So Fine" Album Image courtesy of http://www.musicstack.com/search/chiffons - 09/27/05
Orange and Black Divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars2.html - 09/27/05
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Green Train clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars.html - 08/24/05
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05
Animated Crying Doll clip art courtesy of http://catsdolls.tripod.com/ - 09/28/05
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