10/01/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Consider the Lilies


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Welcome to October.

   Do you realize that the long-awaited Glorious Reunion for the Class of 1964 begins three weeks from tonight?!?  WOWZERS!!!

   Take at fresh look at who is planning to be there, and if you've not already done so, fill out your forms and send them off with your $$$
to Dave Spriggs!




   Happy Birthday today to Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA!

   Have a good 'un, Jerry!


From Eric Huffstutler (BHS - '75) - 09/29/04:

I am wondering if my Paramount Theater question is a bit confusing as why I haven't gotten a response yet? I was talking
about seeing music acts coming up (not in the past) which show them playing at the Paramount Theater Auditorium
in Newport News. Haven't found any information about the theater - if it was restored after years of being condemned or
if some other building was named that? I saw that one act coming up in October, Dr. John, was slated to play at the Paramount
but now find him at the Ferguson Arts Center instead. Are the Paramount and Ferguson one and the same, just renamed
at the last minute or has something happened to the Paramount?

   Oh.  OH.  OHHHH!!!  Well, THAT'S a horse of a different color, isn't it?!?  Well, I see.  Uh-huh.  Wellll, actually, ummm, I don' know
nuffin' 'bout this one.  (The true joy of being an English major is that it earns you the right to mutilate the language from time to time,
just for fun...)

   Okay, all you local historians and current events types out there.  This ought not to be so difficult.  Anyone have an answer for Eric? 
Anyone?  Anyone?

From Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 09/29/04:

In response to the "finest basketball team" .... I was referring to the dynasty of NNHS and the '64 State championship team. Not
to dismiss the 64 Hampton team .... I agree they peaked at an 'inopportune' time :-). The '69 HHS team also peaked .... I would
hold them in equal company with both '64 teams .... whether they would have done better than Warren and company .... one can
only venture a guess. I'm not sure anyone could have taken down that bunch ... the 100 straight home victories is a phenomenal feat!

No Carol .... hasn't been a problem to attract 'em .... just looking for a good one to settle with. And ya know ... the best ones came
from NNHS, right??? (shameless plug). Since Newport News closed at the end of my sophomore year it did limit the dating opportunities.

(don't worry .... I'm a Crabber by birth (I have documentation) .... they can't revoke it by association with the blue & gold :-) )

giggles back atcha ....


   Ahhh, good.  Thanks, Tom - I was relatively certain I had read you correctly on that basketball statement.  We can all rest easily now! 

   No, Babe, somehow I didnít think attracting women was posing any problem for you!!  Settling down is usually a little stickier and trickier, though.  And yes, it is a well known fact that the best ones all came form NNHS.  WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Thanks again, Babe!

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/29/04:

Hi, Carol:
Reading the memories of Wayne Stokes ('65) about the Paramount, Elvis and Wayne made me laugh. Elvis' coming to the
Paramount was a big deal back then. I worked that evening at Western Union and delivered telegrams to the Paramount
that evening. The crowd was lined up in front of the Paramount, and down the side of the theatre along 33rd Street.
Because I know you are stickler for detail, the Taxi Cab stand in the open lot just north of the Paramount situated on the corner
of 34th Street and Washington Avenue was Victory Cab, later known as Chapman Cab.  Next door to the Paramount
Theater was the Paramount Confectionary, and next to it was the Paramount Barber Shop, then the cab stand on the
corner of 34th Street.  Lewis Shoe Store was across the street from the Paramount, situated next to the Port Arthur
(which later moved to it's present location on Warwick Boulevard near the Harpersville Road intersection.
Tom Oxner ('65) was very helpful in naming Spooner Salvage, on Jefferson Avenue between 37th and 39th Street
Overpass, and next to the Tankar Gas Station. I remember "Vicky" Victor driving the Porsche and parking it outside the
office. It sure made me think there was good money in buying someone's junk. He lived in the 700-Block of 30th Street, and I
delivered newspapers to the family at their residence, and would sure admire the Porsche sitting in the driveway.
It is great fun to test our memories about the Old Stomping Grounds.

   And you do it so very well, Joe!

   I am in total awe of your amazing recall!  I think I must have lost that portion of my brain to those three mini-strokes.  No, on second
thought, I do not believe that part of my brain ever really existed.

   Thanks again, Adonis!

From Brian Beachum ('72) - 09/29/04 - in response to the ice cream truck story from Eric Huffstutler (BHS - '75) - 09/28/04:

For anyone who wants to relive a part of their past, try visiting the Eastern Shore for the following "Blast from the Past"
in the Mr. Whimpy Dari-Dream Ice Cream trucks.

Dari-Dream, Chincoteague, VA

See the photo at: http://www.beachumstudios.com/click/photo6.html

   Oh, what a nostalgic image, Brian!  You do beautiful work!  Thanks for sharing that with us!

From Barbara Dye-Hensley ('69) of ? - 09/29/04:

Hello Carol,
Glenn Dye ('60) of TX) made an inquiry as to whether or not we may have friends / relatives in common....At this point I don't know
but you can feel free to give him my email address if he wants to talk to me about it.  Thanks again for all you do...
God bless,

   Thanks, Barbara.  I passed your note along to Glenn - finally........

From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX) - 09/29/04:

I read all the information everyone was saying about Elvis, so here is my Elvis story.  I never got see Elvis in person. 
I missed going to see him at the Paramount.  But when I was moving to Texas I stopped in Memphis.  This was
in 1976.  I went to Graceland and met his uncle who took me for ride up to the front of his house.  He said Elvis
had just gotten back from a tour and was asleep.  Then when I settled down in Texas and started singing with the Swordsmen Quartet, we sang on the program with J. D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet.   They were backup
singers for Elvis.  I got to be friends with Ed Hill who sang with them and was the one who said at the end of Elvis'
concerts,  "Elvis has left the building."  I got a necklace like Elvis gave all the singers: "TCB" (take care of business). 
And thatís my Elvis story.

   WOWZERS!  That's a cool story!  Thanks, Glenn!

From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 10/01/04:

Janice Poole Mallory ('66) e-mailed me Bev Miller's mother's obituary. She asked that I pass it on to you:

Virginia H. Miller

NASHVILLE, TENN. - Virginia Ham Miller, 87, widow of E. George Miller, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Alive Hospice Residence
in Nashville, Tenn. Born May 11, 1917, in Hampton, Va., she was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. An active member of First United
Church of Christ, she was a member of the Board of Deacons, Women's Fellowship, Pearl Baker Sunday School Class and Senior Saints singing group. After 46 years of service, she retired from Sturgis Business Forms Company. She later became one of the 'Daily Press
Ladies,' a self-named group who, although previously retired, decided to return to work again. She also continued to be an active member
of several bowling leagues. Remembered by her friends as eager to give to others, Virginia was always willing to send cards to the sick,
visit with the shut-in and drive those no longer able. Her gracious manners, warm smile and willingness to help will be missed by family
and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and two brothers, she is survived by her daughter, Beverly M. Cowell
of Nashville, Tenn., future son-in-law, Ken Sledge and his daughters, Katherine, Jennifer and Emily Sledge, of Nashville, Tenn. At her
request, the body was donated to the medical community for scientific study and education. The family request that expressions
of sympathy be made to Riverside Hospice at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Va., Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville, Tenn.,
or Gilda's Club.

Published in the Daily Press on 10/1/2004.

   Thanks, Dee - and thank Janice for us - and tell her "Hi".

   We continue to hold Beverly in our thoughts at this difficult time.  Bev's a member of the Class of '66.


   I found a couple more images on eBay and pilfered them for First Presbyterian and Trinity Lutheran.  Hey, if you're gonna swipe
something, it might as well be for a church, right?




   Have a good weekend.

   Y'all take care of each other.

                                   Love to all, Carol


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Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo

Words and Music by Branislau Kaper and Helen Deutsch

On every tree there sits a bird,
Singing a song of love.
On every tree there sits a bird,
And everyone I've ever heard
Breaks my heart with all the words,
Singing a song of love.

A song of love is a sad song, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo.
A song of love is a song of woe;
Don't ask me how I know.
A song of love is a sad song,
For I have loved and it's so.
I sit at the window and watch the rain, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo,
Tomorrow I'll probably love again, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo.

A song of love is a sad song, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo.
A song of love is a song of woe;
Don't ask me how I know.
A song of love is a sad song,
For I have loved and it's so.
I sit at the window and watch the rain, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo,
Tomorrow I'll probably love again, Hi-Lili----Hi-Lili----Hi-Lo.

"Hi-Lily, Hi-Lo" midi courtesy of http://www.centuria.com/~carl/ - 09/28/04

"Hi-Lily, Hi-Lo" lyrics courtesy of http://www.openface.ca/~dstephen/hilili.htm - 09/28/04

Show Lily image courtesy of http://www.lilies.org/shows/index.html - 09/28/04

Medieval Avalon divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/w/x/wxk116/freegifs/avalon.html - 09/21/04

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