09/28/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
“Then summer fades and passes and October
comes. We'll smell smoke
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme was first used exactly three years ago today:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNcRy7PLBSc - Early Autumn - Ella Fitzgerald
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 06/26/10 - "Birthday Party for Everyone":
|Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach at 2:00 PM.|
WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Ev! Sorry I'll miss it; maybe next year!
From Bill Gross ('49) of VA - 09/08/10 - "NNHS Classes of 1948":
|Newport News High School
classes of February and June 1948 are planning their 62nd reunion on
Sat., Oct. 2nd and Sun., Oct. 3rd at Point Plaza Suites at City Center
on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, NN. There will be a barbeque and dinner
on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday.
For details: Bill Gross, 757-595-3203.
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 and 09/23/10 - "Update on locations AND Hotel Info - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":
Friday evening we’ll meet at 7:00 PM at the home of Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65). They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend... The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News. The telephone number is 757-595-4116. We’ll post a map providing directions.
The Saturday afternoon picnic at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, begins at 1:00 PM. $20.00 will cover the cost of your food.
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html significantly updated 08/07/10 and 09/02/10 and 09/24/10!
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 09/20/10!
45-Year NNHS Class of ’65 Reunion – Hotel Information
you’re using a GPS the address for Lynn Walker Brothers home is 304
Dogwood Drive, Newport News 23606.
News Park is located at 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News 23603.
Event begins at 1:00 p.m. October 16th.
Thank you, Dave!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/20/10 - "NNHS 64/64 Cruise Announcement":
http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10 and 09/21/10!
- updated 09/28/10!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Kaiya Harty of IL, who is now one year old!
Happy Birthday this week to:
01 - MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA AND Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;
02 -Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer;
03 - Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57);
04 - My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;
05 - George Pipkin ('57) ANDButch Ragland ('63) of CO!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN WWII:
|September 28, 1939 -Warsaw
September 28, 1939 -
Nazi Germany and the
Soviet Union agreed upon a plan on the division of
after their invasion.
TODAY IN 1965:
Tuesday, September 28, 1965 - No noteworthy events, births, or deaths occurred at all. Go figure.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of
08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace! OH, NO!
Grace is #1 in pet of the month: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=1
and #3 in pet of the year: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=2
WOWZERONI!!! That's fabulous, Norris!
Vote early, vote often (or at least cast your allotted daily vote) - and don't drop the ball now!
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 09/26/10 - "A NN event - September 28, 1942":
Attached is a bit of NN/WW II history that involves not only the shipyard, but a NNHS teenager (at the time) named Pam Hunter (nee Cole). She currently lives in Connecticut during warm weather, but spends most winters in York County. The story's postscript tells of the happy circumstance that resulted in our becoming friends and resulted in the attached story (written a few years ago).
WOWZERONI!!! This is so cool on so many levels! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, Bill!
William Fox (Warwick HS - '61 - of VA) suggested you as a person to contact. I'm seeking images of this former dealership that was located at 330 25th Street. Do you know of anyone who might be of assistance in this endeavor?
I greatly appreciate your consideration of my request.
Historic Site Coordinator
Lee Hall Depot
Thank you, Mary! I had no images posted, so I began to search old yearbooks to see what I could find - which was quite little, beyond a further clarification of the name and address. I created a new page for it on our site:
I tried searching online, and found only this site - which while fascinating (I recognized the names of some of our own subscribers among the listings, and I suspect the ancestors of quite a few more!), did nothing to advance our knowledge of this subject, let alone produce any new images):
http://www.hdhdata.org/roots/h4000.html - Descendants of John Hogg of New Kent Co. VA
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/26/10 - "Your State, Groaners, Poem & Home":
I have incorporated this saying for years and rather like it. A friend recently said "It always makes me feel better, but what do you mean?" Geesh, I have been ending my sympathy talks with her for months with it. Definition----(("I love you. I acknowledge you. I feel you. I am on your side. I got your back. I support you. I am your friend. All is well. It's gonna be okay.")) The above link shows others seem to like it too.
Days Of The New - Touch, Peel And Stand --alt.rock
Days Of New--Enemy--This song, parts of the video, or both is weird to me, but he's so hot it makes it worth it.
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How Does Your State Rate?
ALABAMA ... Was the first place to have 9-1-1, started in 1968.
ALASKA ... One out of every 64 people has a pilot's license.
ARIZONA ... Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn't followDaylight Savings Time.
ARKANSAS ... Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.
CALIFORNIA ... Its economy is so large that if it were a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.
COLORADO ... In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the Olympics.
CONNECTICUT ... The Frisbee was invented here at Yale University.
DELAWARE ... Has more scientists and engineers than any other state.
FLORIDA ... At 759 square miles, Jacksonville is the U.S.'s largest city.
GEORGIA ... It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola.
HAWAII ... Hawaiians live, on average, five years longer than residents in any other state.
IDAHO ... TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.
ILLINOIS ... The Chicago River is dyed green every St. Patrick's Day.
INDIANA ... Home to Santa Claus, Indiana, which get a half million letter to Santa every year.
IOWA ... Winnebagos get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it is the only state that begins with two vowels.
KANSAS ... Liberal, Kansas, has an exact replica of the house in The Wizard of Oz.
KENTUCKY ... Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath Fort Knox.
LOUISIANA ... Has parishes instead of counties because they were originally Spanish church units.
MAINE ... It's so big, it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.
MARYLAND ... The Oujia board was created in Baltimore in 1892.
MASSACHUSETTS ... The Fig Newton is named after Newton, Massachusetts.
MICHIGAN ... Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.
MINNESOTA ... Bloomington's Mall of America is so big, if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you'd be there nearly four days.
MISSISSIPPI ... President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here ... that's how the teddy bear got its name.
MISSOURI ... Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.
MONTANA .. A sapphire from Montana is the Crown Jewels of England.
NEBRASKA ... More triplets are born here than in any other state.
NEVADA ... Has more hotel rooms than any other place in the world.
NEW HAMPSHIRE ... Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.
NEW JERSEY ... Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.
NEW MEXICO ... Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire here.
NEW YORK ... Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.
NORTH CAROLINA ... Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.
NORTH DAKOTA ... Rigby, North Dakota, is the exact geographic center of North America.
OHIO ... The hot dog was invented here in 1900.
OKLAHOMA ... The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells.
OREGON ... Has the most ghost towns in the country.
PENNSYLVANIA ... The smiley, :) was first used in 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.
RHODE ISLAND ... The nation's oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened here in 1673.
SOUTH CAROLINA ... Sumter County is home to the world's largest gingko
Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
That calls me from a world of care,
And bids me at my Father's throne,
Make all my wants and wishes known;
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter's snare,
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer.
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I have lived in several different houses and apartments in my life and none of them seemed like home. Well, that is at least not at first. You see, in all the hustle and bustle of settling in, unpacking boxes, hunting for lost items, hanging pictures, adjusting to new surroundings, and the general craziness of moving your life from one place to another there is no real sense of home. That sense comes much later and often unexpectedly. It comes one day when after a long day’s work you settle into your chair, breath in deep, relax, and suddenly feel at peace. That is when you look around at those walls and ceiling as if for the first time and give thanks to God for this wonderful place to live. That is when you finally make your house into your home by blessing it with your love.
No matter how small, old, or run down the places I have lived in have been there has always been that point when I blessed them with my love, took them into my heart, and made them my home. There has always been that point when I realized that any hut, shack, or hovel could still be a castle as long as God and love lived inside it with me.