10/05/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Training Counts
"Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
~ Proverbs 22: 6
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Yet Another Reminder:
Paul and Adrienne and I will be flying to St. Louis in two more days for a
reunion with five of my six sons,
all eight of my grandchildren, assorted in-laws and friends, and the wedding of
my third son on Saturday. I won't arrive home until late
on Monday night, October 11. I'll not be able to access my files, do any
work on the web site, write any Newsletters, or reach my
regular mail account (NNHS65@nc.rr.com)
while I'm gone. It will all be there when I return, but I won't see it
until then. Should you need
to contact me, you may use my old account:
NNHS65@yahoo.com. A couple of you also have
other yahoo addies which will work too.
Thanks for your patience.
Of course, I'm
not gone YET, and I still have a Newsletter "skin" ready to go out on the
morning of the 7th, so if y'all don't send me
anything to print in the next two days, it's gonna look mighty funny!!!
http://www.geocities.com/ajsblue/styles/styles1.html - Some Velvet Morning
tomorrow to Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!
Only 17 more
days to the Fabulous Reunion!!!
DO BE THERE!!!
Speaking of which........
From Joe Madagan ('57) of
FL - 10/01/04:
It is with a lot of deep emotion
that I have to send my regrets to Dave with respect to the invitation to attend
the Class Reunion
of Class of 1964 Big 40......I hope you all have a wonderful
time in Newport News, VA.
And it's with a
very heavy heart that I finally removed your name from the
Attending List, Joe. I had so
especially looked forward
to seeing you again. You will be greatly missed. If your circumstances change,
please know that we'd all be delighted to see you there.
"Train up a fig tree in the way it
should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it."
Dickens (1812 - 1870)
From Joe Madagan ('57) of
FL - 10/04/04:
Eric Huffstutler (BHS - '75) of VA sure has a good
memory regarding taxi cab companies in Our Old
He reminded me that Vaughan Cabs was the successor to Victory Cabs
in his latest comments. In fact, they kept the huge
"V" on the side of the cabs when the name changed. Much later, the site was
occupied by Chapman Cabs on the corner of 34th
and Washington. He sure brought up a place that I thought was very
special, but after graduation from NNHS. Sammy Canovos
and Steve Siokis began their business on Washington Avenue, near 25th Street
and it was the gathering place for police officers
like Patrolman Jimmy Parker ('62) and Patrolman Carroll Elliott
('57) to eat lunch during court days. Sammy and Steve
are an American success story. They took the vacant space formerly occupied by
Louis' Restaurant and made it a fine eatery.
There you go, blowing my mind
again as usual, Joe! Did I say we'll need another page? Make that
several pages - and thanks!
From Renee Helterbran
Benton ('59) of VA - 10/04/04:
Look for these new pages upon my return.....
From Eric Huffstutler (BHS - '75) of VA
Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - I know what
you mean by the quality of the food having changed after Port Arthur
moved to Warwick Boulevard. That is what expansion does sometimes... creates
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - funny how time changes
many things. When my mother (Dolores "Dee" Page) worked at Louis',
Sammy & Steve's, it was a hangout for the military and many barroom
brawls, only in later years to be a police hangout. When
was born mother lived in an apartment above Louis', and the barmaids would take
turns babysitting me. As I got older I was brought downstairs and continued for
many years. As a teenager Steve would give me a huge plate of their signature
French Fries (I know the secret!!!) because he knew how much I loved them.
For Old Times' Sake:
A Word Problem: A freight train leaves
Chicago at 4:30 pm traveling at a speed of 60 mph. Two hours later
a passenger train leaves the same station traveling at 90 mph. How far will the
first train get before the
passenger train catches up to it?
Translate: D = R x T
(Scroll down for answer...)
From Jean Poole Burton
('64) of RI - 10/04/04:
Oh, how nice, Jean! Thanks so much! We're all getting quite
excited with anticipation!
knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early."
Yogi Berra (b. 1925)
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of
VA - 10/04/04:
us an interesting old postcard of Phoebus:
This one is really
cool! Thanks so much, Dave!
"It is salutary to train
oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise. "
William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA -
Hope your trip is wonderful. I would love to see pictures--I have a soft spot
for weddings:>). Please share.
Love - Pam
Thanks, Pam! I spoke
with Randolph (the groom) yesterday, and he understands that we will be
using his super-duper
digital camera so that we can show off everybody as soon as possible!
never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to
read in the train."
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
From my niece, Shari, of
VA - 10/05/04:
As you know, I've always been a happy person, and can even laugh my way through
many of life's adversities.
But the joy and fulfillment that has come to me since opening this site four
years ago, and later this "weekly" Newsletter (just a
little joke!), has been pretty close to unspeakable. I think it's a
rare thing that one's lifelong fantasies find their way to reality,
for that I am extremely grateful.
must train your intuition - you must trust the small voice inside you which
tells you exactly what to say,
what to decide."
Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)
From Craig Miller ('63) of
FL - 10/05/04:
Regarding Cold War phenomena, here are two recollections:
During the Cuban Missile Crisis, in
October, 1963 (I think), I can remember coming to school the day after the JFK
ultimatum to Khrushchev,
“turn back, or else…” When we showed up for school, many of us greeted each
other with a nervous look and said, “well, we’re still here!”
The follow up shallow laugh was curiously “shaky”.
A lot of our friends were not at school
that day. Their parents had packed and left the target area that we lived
A friend who had contacts with Defense
Intelligence told me the Newport News/Norfolk area was the no. 3 target area
for the Soviet Union.
No. 1 was NORAD, no. 2 was the Pentagon and no. 3 was us!
Perhaps someone can confirm or deny this, because it always seemed plausible
to me in view of the following partial list of strategic military targets:
HQ of the Atlantic Fleet – Norfolk
Deep Creek Naval Air Station
Langley AFB – HQ Tactical Air Command
Fort Eustis – HQ Army Transportation
Yorktown Naval Weapons Supply Depot
Newport News Shipyard
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Fort Monroe – HQ Continental
I was told that
there were so many nuclear missiles targeted for us, that the combined
fireballs would consume all of the oxygen and unless your shelter
had independent oxygen supplies, no one in the area would survive under any
scenario. Obviously “duck and cover” would not have been an effective
countermeasure, to say the least!
Craig, you managed to awaken three half-memories in me with your note. I
remember coming to school that next day. I just
checked these dates against my "historical perspective" high school albums and
verified them. The Cuban Missile Crisis was fourteen
days in October of 1962. That was your senior year, and my
sophomore year. I clearly remember walking into
Mr. Burke's Geography
class, and encountering a large number of seriously disturbed students. I
haven't quite remembered yet what Major Burke, so recently
retired from the Army, said to us to calm us down. I also remember my best
friend, Rose Woodard ('65), being highly agitated and
tearful, and she couldn't understand why I wasn't upset as well. Then I
remember going home and telling my mama about the near-panic conditions whirling
Now, my parents
had me when they were both 39. My parents were the same age as many of
your grandparents. She had lived
through two World Wars, and she was one calm cookie. She told me there was
no reason to feel alarmed. She assured me that the
matter was out of our hands, and Heavenly Father was in charge of His world, and
it was unlikely that he would allow evil men to blow
it up. She said there was no cause to worry, because if we WERE all blown
up, we wouldn't have to worry about it anyway, and that
either way, worry would avail us nothing, so we might just as well go on about
our lives. She calmed me right down, and I never worried
about it again. She
was quite a woman.
Thanks for the
From Jo Ann Stewart ('64)
of TX - 10/05/04:
There ya go! Thanks, Jo Ann!
"Life is a train of moods like a
string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored
which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Answer: The freight train
will get 360 miles away from Chicago when the passenger train catches up.
Y'all take care of each
Love to all, Carol
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Nobody Does It Better
- Carole Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch
Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest,
Nobody does it half as good as you, baby, you’re the best.
I wasn’t lookin’ but somehow you found me.
I tried to hide from your love light,
But like heaven above me, the spy who loved me,
Is keeping all my secrets safe tonight.
Nobody does it better, sometimes I wish someone could.
Nobody does it quite the way you do. Did you have to be so good?
The way that you hold me, whenever you hold me,
There’s some kind of magic inside you,
That keeps me from runnin’, but just keep it comin’,
How’d you learn to do the things you do?
And nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest.
Nobody does it half as good as you.
Baby, baby, baby you’re the best!
"Nobody Does It Better" midi courtesy of
"Nobody Does It Better" lyrics courtesy of
http://www.lyricscrawler.com/song/111573.html - 02/01/04
clip art courtesy of
Two Trains Math Problem
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