10/01/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Fever
"A fever is an
expression of inner rage."
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I thought by the time I was releasing the announcements of yesterday's Newsletter that I had improved somewhat.
But then I sent
the first batch off without a link to the Newsletter itself, and the second
batch had all of your addys
in Carbon Copy instead of Blind Carbon Copy. My deepest apologies to those 200 people.....
Happy Birthday today to Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA! We hope it's a good one, Lady!
1. Karrin Williams Frankie (WHS - '61) of VA? - 09/30/05 - "Add me to your list":
Received your info from Suzanne
Mason Haff (Warwick HS - '61 - of NC) today. I’m like her,
I went to Woodrow Wilson and then the 8th grade at NNHS but in 1957 moved to “
and was very happy! My mother informed me I was going to Warwick Jr. High, NOT NNHS!
I try to keep up info from NNHS through Patty Andrews (Mays - '61) and Fred Mays ('60)
for the earlier years. I’m the “significant other” to Joe Dickson, NNHS ’66, so am able to keep
up on the later stuff as well and attend his reunions.
For my 50th birthday, a
good friend, HHS ’66, thought I’d graduated from NNHS and gave me
the picture of the school and had it matted on a blue and gold matte. Didn’t have the heart
to tell her I graduated from WHS! Joe likes the picture and it hangs in our living room.
I’m the “e-mailer news person” for
our class but have not done a webpage. Maybe when I learn
how, ol’ WHS ’61 will have one!
Karrin Williams Frankie
Welcome, Karrin - and thanks, Suzanne! I've added your name to the misnamed Alumni Page, but we're all
Page Hit # 38,500 was
made on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 5:45 PM by Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson
'73) of OR. Congratulations, Gail! Send me your mailing address; I've no doubt lost it again..... And pick your
ribbon colors, too!
From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 09/30/05:
Oh, WOWZERS!!! I did not know that, Henry!
Okay, I added Yvonne's name to the Alumni Page, and to the Reunion Attending Page:
I'm looking forward to seeing you both soon, Cousin Henry!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 09/30/05:
Ah, you can only imagine the things I might have told you had my head been clear! The mind boggles!
Thanks, Wayne Honey!
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 09/30/05:
Price - Hampton HS - '65 - of FL)…..you’re SO right about
Thanks for sweeping away the cobwebs in this tired old feeble brain and I remember the S&H Green
Stamp Store but I don’t recall when or how long it was there. In the Southampton Shopping Center
there was at one time a bakery with the delicious pasties I mention but your right, it wasn’t Crum’s.
MY TRIVIA QUESTION FOR THE WEEK – CAN ANYONE REMEMBER AND NAME
BAKERY? Please prove that I’m not crazy.
also remember my brothers and I buying 1 mile of kite string once at the variety
store and we used
it all in on kite flying off of Armstrong Point (down Ivy Home Road) out over Hampton Roads. At the
Southampton Pharmacy owned by Mr. Wheeler, I think Dr. Fisher was the Pharmacist. He had twin
daughters who were in my class at Hampton.
And a BIG HELLO to
Susie Overton (Jones - '63 - of VA). I still see Bryan Cole at every
Class of ’63
reunion although he was Class of ’62.
To David from Midnight the Cat – Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy.
And Carol…….you’re still VERY bad.
Chandler! When y'all finish
reconstructing Southampton, we wanna know! Somewhere on
Stomping Grounds there are some great THEN and NOW shots (courtesy, of course, of Dave Spriggs - '64 -
of VA) of something or other out that way, but I'll hafta pick it up later. I can't seem to think that hard right now........
And yes, Chandler Darlin', I know I'm still very bad. My sister says I've always been that way.
From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 09/30/05:
This is for your cousin
Cheryl (White Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA)! My parents are no
living, unfortunately. I miss them! My mother graduated from JMHS in 1930. My grandfather, Samuel Temple
Smith, was Assistant Superintendent of the Virginia Penitentiary, and was referred to as Captain Sam. My
mother and family lived close to the penitentiary growing up. My mother’s name was Elvin Rosalie Smith. I
don’t remember where your parents lived in Richmond.
Thank you for the information.
This small world
thing gets weirder and weirder, Pauline. I was just telling this story
(and I've no idea how we got
on such a subject) to Dave Arnold ('65 - 0f VA) on the phone last week.
Just after the war, my daddy was the
physician at the Virginia
Penitentiary in Richmond. His mother's
Bill Tuck, was Governor of the state at that time. When some of the inmates somehow received word of that little
tidbit, they put a contract out on my daddy in order (so they thought) to force the governor into setting them free.
Instead, Bill told Daddy that perhaps they would all be safer if he were to leave there and work somewhere else -
Bill was a Marine, and you didn't get far trying to blackmail the man.
But the point is, whether Beryl knew your mother at JMHS or not, my daddy almost assuredly knew your grandfather!
Thanks, Pauline! See you soon!
From Cathy Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 09/30/05:
Hope this finds you feeling better. I'll say a little
Prayer for you. Hope you do better at taking advice than
I did and still do, or I would be doing a lot better than I am. My family knows me too well and assigned a
member to spend the first few days out of the Hospital keeping me from doing too much harm since I'm
not known for sitting in one place too long. Needless to say I didn't follow all the rules.
Thank you, Cathy, but not to worry - I'm the biggest bum I know.
But I do
appreciate your prayers. That's very sweet of you, and in truth, I don't
believe I have felt quite that bad
for such a prolonged time in 36-1/2 years. That time I lost ten pounds in a single weekend. Hey, do y' think......
Naaaaaah, probably not....
I posted your recollection on the Robert Hall page:
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 09/30/05:
Thanks so much, Dee! Believe me - I took some time off! I had no other choice!
And yes, I
believe each Newsletter takes me eight to twelve hours to complete, depending
on the number
of images, links, and multiple postings on the site which are involved.
I'm looking forward to helping you with your reunion! I LOVE REUNIONS!!!
hafta tell you something funny. Thursday night when I was at my very
worst, and fearing that I may have had
another mini-stroke, when I regained consciousness, I noticed that my left leg was numb. It stayed that way
for longer than I would have wished, and my very first thought was, "Oh, NO!!! Not NOW, with the Reunion only three
weeks away!!! How am I gonna go dancing NOW?!?"
It's true - I am demented.....
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 09/30/05:
Okay, all you Typhoons - three weeks from
tonight is the start of the big weekend. We've made some last minute
contacts with people we were looking for in the past few days. The committee held a meeting last night and all
the plans are coming together. If you've mailed in your reservation then it's time to polish your dancing shoes
for the music on Saturday night. If you haven't, the good news is it's never too late. The cost of the reunion is
$25.00 per person for Friday night and $40.00 per person on Saturday night. Checks should be made payable
to NNHS Class of 1965 and mailed to Dave Arnold, 153 Exmoor Court, Williamsburg, VA 23185. If you need
additional information or just an encouraging word please call us at 757 345-2382. We're looking forward
to seeing you there.
Boy Howdy! Thanks, Dave!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/30/05 - "Pal and Brownie and Grapette":
Do you want to start a page on Home Remedies...because I COULD WRITE A BOOK ON THAT SUBJECT!
p.s. If raw cookie dough gives you worms...I must be crawling with them...
Raw cookie dough... mmmmm - my favorite food....mmmmm - Oh, I'm sorry, Jean, what were you saying?
Oh, yes, the liquid yummies! I'll post all that on those Pal and Nostalgic Artifacts pages when my brain clears.
We look forward to your new book. Thanks, Jean! See you soon!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/30/05 - "Five Pointers":
Nowadays they would decide that was dreadful
discrimination of some kind (rightfully so, dontcha think?)...
ranks up there with my not-so-wonderful school experiences...along with having to take Remedial PE in high
school (no, I am not kidding...very embarrassing!) I could not do ANY PUSH UPS OR SIT UPS...forget
forward rolls, hand over hand on the ladder...and I WAS CERTAIN THAT A FALL FROM THE HORSE
would be my death. Can you believe that I had gym "A" period for four years! The best thing about senior
year was, you guessed it, no gym! It was fun to meet people in gym who were not in your other classes,
though. I really enjoyed that. In elementary school the kids who were "underweight" had to leave the
classroom to drink extra milk! Can you believe that?
Of course we had room checks and curfews in college...that was another planet I believe.
Your PE memories are even worse than mine!
Actually, push-ups, sit-ups,
chin-ups, tumbling and apparatus were the only things in all of PE that I could do!
But I am here to personally
testify to you that falling ON the handle of the horse is more deadly than
the horse. I had to go home from school that day - and had nightmares of it for years and years to come.....
Thanks, Jean - I think (GIGGLES!) - for the memories!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 10/01/05 - "Grapette -- Orangette -- Lemonette pix":
Thanks, Ronnie - and Dave! I'm hoping I will feel strong enough soon to
peruse that incredible
site more fully. I'm still operating pretty much on automatic pilot..
For some long while now,
I've been convinced that if David couldn't find something online, it wasn't
there to be
found. The man is absolutely magical.
I posted that great image - thanks again!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/01/05:
No, was the reply..."Robert Hall".
YOWZERS!!! Thanks, Adonis! I posted it on the Robert Hall page. What else could I do?!? GIGGLES!!
Oh, and Wayne Honey - Joe "painted" that signature himself! GIGGLES!
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 10/01/05:
Gloria! Yeah, I don't like to get quite that sick. A
little sick is okay. I always figured that an occasional
"little sick" was a trade-off for all the times you feel really well, and causes you to appreciate them just that much more
But when you
don't feel well enough to hold your head up by your own power, and the pain
just won't stop, and you're
not sure you can walk five steps without losing consciousness again, well, that's just overkill.
But if I only
have an hour at the keyboard, I must assume someone has rudely interrupted me
before I even began!
Thanks for the update on your fellow Crabbers. It'd amazing how intertwined our lives all were.
While we're at
it, who can tell me what became of Billy Bradshaw (HHS - '65)? As
I recall, following graduation
he went to the NNSY Apprentice School, so I'm assuming he probably stayed in the area. Didn't he have a little
sister, possibly named Susan? They went to my church, Trinity Methodist. The man had the most gorgeous eyes!
I used to tease him that it looked as though he had eyeliner tattooed in between each individual eyelash.
Darlin', if your father was in the Army, and you were in the Marine Corps, and
Robert was in the Air
Force, was Darden in the Navy???
RECENT BACKLOGS (as opposed to OLD BACKLOGS):
From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL) - 09/29/05:
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/29/05:
I'm going to beg off on these for a couple of more days, if y'all will forgive
me. Actually, I'm not feeling
quite as well as I thought I was..............
From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO (currently in Afghanistan) - 09/30/05:
Hope These Make Your
As usual, I check the website each day. Sorry (hate that word) to hear you were not feeling well.
So to cheer you up a little, I am sending you these virtual flowers. Slow down a little, get a little rest
and take care of yourself. You are a very important person to all of us.
Hope you enjoy.
Oh, my goodness,
Sweetie! I stumbled into my computer this morning at almost 11:00 AM,
slept a whopping six hours later than usual, and found these beautiful BLUE AND GOLD flowers
from you! They most certainly made my day much, much brighter! Thank you, Paul, so very much!
Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that's so hard to bear
You give me fever, when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning
Fever all through the night
Sun lights up the daytime
Moon lights up the night
My eyes light up when you call my name
'Cause I know you're gonna treat me right
Everybody's got the fever
That is something you should know
Fever isn't such a new scene
Fever started long ago
"Fever" midi courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/fitzgerald/163/jazz/jazz1.html - 08/29/05
"Fever" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lovelyrics.com/artists/PEGGY%20LEE%20lyrics/PEGGY%20LEE%20FEVER%20lyrics.php - 09/30/05
Little Nell's 1978 "Fever" Front Cover Image courtesy of http://www.rockymusic.org/cds/vaults.html - 10/01/05
Thermometer Divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Tiny Angel courtesy of http://www.mybestweb.com/special-angel.htm - 08/14/05
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