10/05/13 - NNHS Newsletter - You Forgot All the Words
“Where you used to be, there is a hole in
the world, which I find myself constantly
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's Frank again - with another fine sad love song. There's no midi file for it, so just enjoy Frank's beautiful voice.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5YUaqRbz0k - You Forgot All the Words - Frank SInatra
REUNION ALERT - HAPPENING NOW:
Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their
50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel, Hampton on the Water.
Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964.
SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com;
Hope y'all are having fun!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to George Pipkin ('57) AND Butch Ragland ('63) of CO!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA;
08 - Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY;
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND Marsha Leak Garrett ('63);
11 - Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;
12 - Ann Sears ('63) AND Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 05, 1938 - In Nazi Germany Jews’ passports were invalidated, and those who needed a passport for emigration purposes were given one marked with the letter J (Jude – Jew).
October 05, 1942 - Joseph Stalin sent a telegram to the German/Soviet front at Stalingrad. The message was "That part of Stalingrad which has been captured must be liberated."
October 05, 1943 - 98 American POW's were executed by Japanese forces
October 05, 1944 - Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shot down the first German jet fighter over France.
October 05, 1955 - The play "The Diary of Anne Frank" opened at the Cort Theatre in New York.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Saturday, October 05, 1963 - Golfer Laura Davies was born Laura Jane Davies in Coventry, England.|
From Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of South Australia - 10/04/13 - "RE: the Death of Your Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) (20 Mar 1945 - 10 Sept 2013)":
|Hoping you're finding peace and
strength... Thanks for keeping up with the
Oh, thank you so much, dear Carla! It's just that Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I so adored Stuart! As we were growing up I remember most especially summers and Christmas holidays when we had extended time to visit. He was sooo FUNNY; we were usually flattened by continual howls of delight whenever he was around!
He loved to be "goofy", as he called it, and had a language of his own. He invented new words and pronunciations for so many many things - "Candanadians" for our neighbors to the north, and "The Be-AT-tles" for our favorite band.
His nicknames for his relatives were legendary: His mama, Frances Frix Atkinson (Thomas Jefferson HS - '37) (24 Mar 1920 - 21 Apr 2006), naturally very quickly became "the Mule". His funniest nicknames seemed to have been reserved for his sister, Jean (Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65 - of VA). I think from the moment of her birth he saw his mission in life was to tease and torment her unmercifully (which I'm sure Eleanor and I enjoyed far more than she did). He seemed to have three or four nicknames for her at any given time.
One summer I asked him, "Stuart, why do you call Jean 'Spacious'?
He replied, "Because her head's so spacious and roomy."
In the summer of 1966 I went up to Richmond to care for my cousin Jim (Atkinson - John Randolph Tucker HS - '77 - of AZ) during the day while everyone else was occupied with work or school. At his tender age he was already an expert on dinosaurs, and taught me many things about them.
But in the evenings, Stuart took me to movies. We saw scads of them, including Batman, Namu, the Killer Whale, Fantastic Voyage, A Big Hand for the Little Lady, Seconds, Alvarez Kelly, and what was to become forever ingrained in my family's vocabulary, Island of Terror - as in, "No bones?!?". Such fun times we had!
But the Lord indeed moves in mysterious ways, and as the pain of Stuart's death was becoming too great for me to bear, He brought news that my sweet chickadees were leaving the Boston area for the warmth and love to be found on Fayetteville! They are arriving earlier than expected - late tonight, in fact - and I'm pretty certain we may experience a bit of a break in the Newsletters!
Thank you again, Carla!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/03/13 - "Enjoying music poolside... Clever!":
|A little different take!!
A new way to enjoy “Bolero” – a
WOWZERS! Such fun! Thank you, Wayne Honey!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon
('65) of VA - 10/ 03/13 - "Jumpy The Dog":|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
You Forgot All the Words
Words by Bernie Wayne (06 Mar 1919 - 18 Apr 1993)
Music by E. H. Jay (Eve J. Zeserson)
Recorded by Frank Sinatra (12 Dec 1915 – 14 May 1998), 1956
"You Forgot All the Words" lyrics courtesy of http://www.mp3lyrics.org/f/frank-sinatra/you-forgot-all-the-words-while-i-still-remember-the-tune/ - 10/02/12
Image of Forget-Me-Nots courtesy of http://www.sodahead.com/fun/do-you-have-a-favorite-flower-if-so-post-a-picture-of-it/question-2111721/?page=2&link=ibaf&q=&imgurl=- 10/04/12
Blue Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - umm, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment...
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06