10/06/05 - NNHS Newsletter
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Even though she
did not graduate with us, the NNHS Class of 1965, she began with us. I
could not in good
conscience let pass the tragic death of Barbara Nunnally Turner (Hampton HS - '65) without creating a
Memorial Newsletter for her:
Happy Birthday today to Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA! Have a good one, Lady!
Hey, Renee! You're coming to the Reunion, aren't you?!? YES???
I neglected to post the full obituary for the aunt of David Whitley ('67) of VA:
Ann Shaver Whitley
HAMPTON - Ann S. Whitley,
75, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005. She went peacefully, surrounded by her loving
family. Born in Wadesboro, N.C., she resided in Hampton since 1948 and
retired from the Hampton Roads Sanitation District. She laughed easily,
listened closely, spoke honestly and gave endlessly to her husband of 57
years, Robert 'Bob' Whitley; two daughters, Teresa Rollings of West Palm
Beach, Fla., and Catherine Whitley of Newport News; son-in-law, James
Rollings; grandchildren, Robert and Laura Rollings; sister, Eulalah Shaver
of Wadesboro; and brother and sister-in-law, Bill
and Ruby Shaver of Baton Rouge, La. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Bonum and Cathrine Shaver, and sister, Glendale Shaver. The family
will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday
at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted by the Rev.
Danny Owens at 11 a.m. Friday at West Hampton Baptist Church, where she was
a devoted member. Burial will follow
in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Again we extend our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Whitley's family and friends.
From Dale Parsons ('69) of HA - 10/05/05:
I save everything (much to my wife's
dismay), so when I read about Robert Hall, I went through my
files and came up with a version of the "School Bells Ring..." jingle from the 1950's.
This one was performed by Les Paul & Mary Ford in the mid-1950's. Les, who turned 90 in June,
is still performing on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. I spoke with him
last Spring when a mutual friend of ours (Joey Reynolds) was here on Maui doing his network radio
show. Les sounds great and Joey says the Monday night gigs are unbelievable...with everyone
from Paul McCartney to Keith Richards to Tony Bennett stopping by to jam.
I'm sure I have the "low overhead" jingle somewhere...I'll send it to you when I find it.
|1950's - Les Paul||2005 - Les Paul|
- Dale Parsons ('69) - Maui, Hawaii - 10/05/05
WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks so much, Dale!
The jingle is fabulous, and
the background material is delightful! I've added it to this rapidly
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 10/05/05 - "Elizabethan Accents in Eastern North Carolina":
I was intrigued by the
comments in a recent newsletter concerning the English accent by "Guineamen" and
the Elizabethan accentuation in Manteo. Since my mom was a native "Outer Banker", perhaps I can shed
As you probably know, Roanoke Island, where Manteo is located, was the home of the Lost Colony. When the
English disappeared in 1587, it was largely assumed that they were totally assimilated by the local Croatan
Indians. Some say that this was not the case, in fact, there has been evidence of light skinned people in the
swamp areas of N.C. living independently dating back to the early 1600s. Also, Edward Teach, aka
"Blackbeard", used Ocracoke as one of his favorite home ports since it was easy to slip into the shoaled
island and hide from warships. Teach was a hired merchantman who "went bad" when the English reneged
on paying him his bounty for plundering the Spanish. He then took his revenge on the British fleet and kept
the plunder for himself.
In a nutshell, it is thought that the native Outer Bankers were descended from both of these groups as well
as other English who ended up on the islands as a result of shipwrecks. Remember, Cape Hatteras is well
known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic". The accent has stayed since the islands have been remote,
at least until the last 50 years. And, yes, my mom still retained a significant portion of the dialect up until her
death last Fall.
The accent can also be found as far north as Maine and in South Carolina and Georgia around Brunswick
on the barrier islands.
Just an interesting tidbit, I thought. Look forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks.
Warm regards, Jim
really interesting, Jimmy! The more I learn of that, the more intriguing
it becomes. Thanks so much
for sharing that with us! See you soon!
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 10/05/05:
To Kathy (Pilgrim
Clark) ('63 - of VA) – I really enjoyed your ramblings in
In My Room. What a recall
you have! Crum’s wedding cakes, all the children of all the parents…..WOW!
Here’s one for
you…..what was the name of the roller skating rink not too far from
This is not a test, I simply don’t remember……..a lot of things.
knew it was something like that, but all that kept coming to mind was Ikea,
I know is that Scandinavian furniture store.
GIGGLES! Well, they do rhyme!
Has anyone seen
Lee (LeRoy) Moore? Last time I saw him was at the fire station in Wythe
ago when Bill’s Barbeque (home of the BIG PIG) was still open.
By the way, is Smitty’s Better Burger still in business?
Chandler! I vaguely recall some conversation about Smitty's last
year, but I can't recall what was said,
and we don't seem to have created a page in Our Old Stomping Grounds for it.
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 10/05/05:
The unknown brother of the Kyle twins was Tommy. I believe he is a Captain in the Hampton Fire Department.
One of my neighbors told me George Rowe ('64) is an attorney in Richmond.
Thanks, Dave! I didn't know the Kyles
at all, but I did know that George-Baby was a Richmond attorney,
that Billy Feather was in Georgia, and that Wayne Boger was still local. I misread Linda's question. I thought
the addresses for George, Billy, and Wayne were all printed in the "Old Rustier Anchor", the reunion booklet
for last's year's 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1964, and Linda was merely asking if we were in touch.
When I actually
checked the booklet, I was astonished to find that no such addresses were
given! Now, I know
for a fact that I'm not clairvoyant, so I'm left wondering how it is that I knew such things........
Perhaps I Googled them...... Keep reading.
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/05/05 - "George Rowe, et. al.":
Came up in
the 05 OCT newsletter:
During the planning for 64/40, I was at Tom Flax's home in VB, and we were asking
ourselves if George planned to attend. Tom decided to find out and called him and talked
for upwards of an hour. Unfortunately, George had a schedule conflict, but was truly
agonized that he could not be there.
I have snail mail addies and phones for George, Billy Feather, and Wayne Boger.
I would never give out their info without their approval, but they are all in the phone books
online. Just search on:
George W. Rowe, Richmond, VA
William J. Feather, Jr., Conyers, GA
Larry W. Boger, Newport News, VA
Thank you, Dave! There ya go, Linda! Call away!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 10/05/05:
ARGHHHH!!! I'm even more crushed!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to Bill Black ('66) of GA - 10/05/05 - "Strange What A Song Can Do":
What a great story! Thanks for the memories, Adonis!
From Tom Flax ('64) of VA
- 10/05/05 - "Oh, how we remember those men in GOLD AND BLUE.":
I hope this note finds you doing well...it is just 2 weeks to the Great Typhoon Family 40th Reunion of the
Class of 1965..I will be there for the Sat PM festivities...
As our thoughts turn to Fall, the World Series, and High School and College football weekends.. I thought
of how fortunate I am to live in the greater Tidewater Virginia area and have seen such outstanding high
school footballers...And who among us could forget those Friday night games, trips to Norfolk, Portsmouth
and Chesapeake to see our beloved Gold and Blue Typhoons play... and those Friday nights being played
to by the Jim Wilson led Great Typhoon Marching Band...
In today's newspaper the sports people were
speaking of this years group of young footballers and
presented an interesting record..
Our great quarterback, our own Typhoon... Jim Hogan ('67) still holds the all time VSHL single game
passing yardage record set on 11-4-66 of 636 yards... and if that is not enough... Jim also is #4 on the list
with 537 passing yards set one week later on 11-11-66... and to top that, Jim still is the VSHL single game
touchdown pass leader with 9 (set on 11-4-66), and had 7 on the next week (11-11-66). That is almost 40
years ago... Records I hope that will never be broken...
But, my question before the Great Typhoon
Family is WHO CAUGHT ALL THOSE BALLS...MY MEMORY
IS FAILING ME... REMEMBER--- THE LONGER IT GOES... THE MORE THE LEGEND GROWS...
Just a bit of old Typhoon football history for those who remember those special Friday nights on Huntington
Avenue in Saunders Stadium...
Everyone travel safe and remember BLUE AND GOLD FOREVER....
Tom Flax (NINTHS 64)
Hi, Tom! What memories you continue to evoke - thanks!
It is a well
established fact that my ignorance of sports is surpassed by very few, but I
checked the Football
section which I began just prior to last year's Reunion to see if the answer to your question might be there,
and noticed to my great chagrin that I never returned to it - even for the easy part! OOOPS!
I hope to be able to address this problem very soon now........
Thanks, Tommy - see you soon!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 10/05/05 - "Join me as I am Making
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Hi Carol ....
please add this to the newsletter
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Thanks, Babe. We're only too happy to include this.
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 10/05/05 - "What a gorgeous newsletter...":
Thank you, Jean! I'm
rather partial to that one myself. And I did dance in my sleep,
and I did awake smiling!
Nothing profound tonight, just SO GLAD ALL THOSE HAMPTONIONS HAVE CRABS!!!
Seriously, I adore hearing from Kathleen Pilgrim Clark ('63 - of VA) because she is a veritable fountain
of information. We were in Latin classes together. I chickened out of Latin after two years. I encouraged
my son to take Latin because it would help him on his SAT tests. I remember he and I having a zany
conversation at the dinner table when he was a teenager... something about the farmer and the girl...
VIRGINIA BEACH?!? INCREDIBLE!!!
Thanks, Jean! See you in two weeks!
From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 10/05/05:
I have to respond to several things in today's (10/5) newsletter.
ARGHHHH!!! I think I'm going to FAINT!
For an English major, I've
obviously failed miserably at making myself clear. OF COURSE,
you're included, Kathy! It's an OPEN REUNION! That means it is OPEN to all NNHS graduates
and a guest of their choice. This particular reunion goes a step or two beyond that. It is open
to people who once attended NNHS, but actually graduated elsewhere. It is also incredibly open
to regular subscribers of and contributors to this Newsletter, to whom we have all grown close
and want to meet and see.
Any way you cut
that, YOU ARE INVITED! IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, ANYONE READING THIS IS
Somebody find my smelling salts... Meanwhile,
I've enlarged the print in the above announcement to try
to prevent such future misunderstandings.
Moi?!? A nit picker?!? Well, who knew???
Thanks, Kathy! SEE YOU IN TWO WEEKS!!!
Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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I'll Still Be Loving You
my life with your love has been so easy for you.
And I'm amazed every day and I'll need you
Till all the mountains are valleys
And every ocean is dry, my love...
I'll be yours until the sun doesn't shine
Till time stands still, until the winds don't blow.
When today is just a mem'ry to me, I know
I'll still be lovin', I'll still be lovin' you.
I'll still be lovin' you
Never before did I know how loving someone could be
Now I can see you and me for a lifetime
Until the last moon is rising
You'll see the love in my eyes, my love...
I'll still be lovin',
I'll still be lovin',
I'll still be lovin' you.
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