10/09/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
Happy Columbus Day!
“Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus."
- Ralph Waldo
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|SHHHH!!! Don't tell ANYBODY, but I invariably forget all about Columbus Day! It always seems to sneak up on me without warning. If you too need to re-educate yourself, try here:|
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Carpenter shuts down Padres after shaky start
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
A team built around large, expensive and
at times ill-fitting pieces came together to form a functional mosaic Sunday
night at Busch Stadium. Its Game 4 glue came from parts unknown, or at least
places no one could have guessed six months or even six weeks ago.
celebrate after winning Game 4 of the NLDS at Busch Stadium on Sunday night.
The Cards won the series 3-1 over the San Diego Padres.
The Cardinals will open the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium on Wednesday because:
• A second baseman found for the season’s first four months in Cleveland granted the Cardinals a first-inning tie following a jarring start to the night.
• April’s Invisible Man provided the game-winning RBI on an opposite-field, sixth-inning triple.
• A player raised from Seattle’s career dead gave them a two-run cushion.
• A former River City Rascal, now a 27-year-old rookie, pulled off an eighth-inning escape.
• And a pitcher unable to make the team’s April starting rotation found himself the obvious choice to throw the clincher’s final pitch.
“You almost expected we’d have to go back there because that’s the way our season has gone,” said manager Tony La Russa. “But what these guys did tonight, this series, was nothing short of remarkable — all of them.”
The first-round victory was the sixth in the Cardinals’ seven trips to the postseason under La Russa. It brings them to a third straight NLCS but their first as an underdog. Sunday night an 83-win team had no time for labels other than winners of a series that paired them with their league’s ERA champions.
The Cardinals outhit
and outpitched the Padres, something they did not do during last October’s
three-game sweep. The reconfigured bullpen, deprived of closer Jason
Isringhausen since Sept. 6, did not allow a run in 132⁄3 innings, most of
them thrown by rookies Tyler Johnson, Josh Kinney and closer Adam
Not that I care, or that those 30 plus years I spent in southeast Missouri and mid-Illinois had any effect on me whatsoever....
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 10/09/06:
|..... So I come in here this
morning, raring to go (as much as I can rare), and I find that our power
station shut down because of the flooding & inclement weather. Heck, the
roads were partially washed out this morning & we almost turned around &
went back home......
Well, I am (as is everyone here today) swamped with emergency work orders to get things back up to snuff, so I'd better be back to work.....
From the Daily Press - 10/08/06:
Storm proves deadly
More than 10 inches of rain fell in some areas, closing Route 460 and sapping power to at least 28,000.
BY KIMBALL PAYNE
October 8 2006
Driving rainfall and high winds claimed at least two lives on the Peninsula Saturday as some neighborhoods in Hampton Roads struggled with up to 10 inches of rain.
The complete article can be viewed at:
Y'all report in as soon as you're able, please. You know how I do worry....
|A Very Happy Birthday today to Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA!|
| Hit #52,500 was
made sometime on the afternoon or evening of Thursday, October 5, 2006 by an
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 10/06/06 - "Thanks":
Carol, thanks again for all you do to help keep a close group closer. We all are so blessed to have grown up in NN during the time we did. It's like a "Great Huge Family". I just love them all. Dee (Hodges Bartram - '66 - of VA) and the reunion committee did an awesome job preparing and planning for the reunion. I know I had a wonderful time. It was just fantastic. I hope they decided on FIVE years for the next one.
I still can't get over
thinking I was
dead. She couldn't believe that I was standing in front of her. She is
still so cute!
Thanks for the pictures, too. We can relive a fantastic weekend.
Isn't it fun?!? And there are more ready for you now! Keep reading!
gal. Oh, and thanks for the dramatic account of what happened in the room
next to yours. You are crazy! You know that?
Why, yes, people do seem to mention that from time to time......
Thanks, Lady! Love you, too!
The Best Dancer in the Class of 1962, Tina Burroughs Farmer of VA -
Hey Carol ... I wouldn't mind my birthday being posted on your Birthday Page. Being as I'll be 62 on my next birthday on February 9, 1945 and I am a NNHS Class of 62 graduate, I thought it might be appropriate. The info is:
Feb 9, '45 Tina Burroughs Farmer- NNHS (62)
Thanks for the much appreciated, informative and entertaining web site.
That strikes me as most appropriate indeed, Tina! We're just delighted to add you to the list - and thanks!
From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 10/06/06 - "NNHS":
It was so good to see you at the reunion.. I just wish we had visited more. There was so much to catch up on!
Thanks again for all you do..
Peace & Blessing,
I KNOW!!! Every year I come home wondering why I hadn't spent more time with at least fifty people or so, and why I passed up taking a hundred images or so! But I'm thankful for all that I did of both!
Thanks again, Lady - for everything!
From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 10/07/06 - "Hi!":
Sounds like a good time was had by all at the reunion. Maybe next time...
I've enjoyed the recent newsletters. Where else can you get recipes, politics, and pictures of cute dogs all in one place??? (Loved the recipes. Put cream of mushroom soup on anything and I'm there!)
And please, tell Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) that politics is (are?) absolutely appropriate and an ancient and honorable Virginia tradition. Our generation lived through some of the most politically charged years in American history. And we changed that history. It would be a shame to call our activism nostalgia.
On that note, I will add my voice to the mix, and tread religion and politics at the same time. Seen on a bumper sticker the other day: "Jesus Was A Liberal."
One more thing. (Still there?) Is email@example.com your address for PayPal donations?
Typhoons Forever--We'll Always Have Buckroe,
Oh, Lady! You are a hoot!
I never got back to that political thingie, did I?? That's because I missed writing at least a couple a Newsletters, one on 09/19/06, and one or two a week or so later. I'm still planning to get to those, too. Y'all will be so surprised.......
And I'm glad you asked about the PayPal, Chris. It remains the same - NNHS65@nc.rr.com. It works just fine for that, and it's way too much trouble to switch that right now. I just don't want to use it for regular mail - particularly mail with attachments of images and/or documents. It always makes me want to throw something then - and you know what a Sweetie-Pie I really am!
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 10/07/06:
Good Morning Carol,
Another midnight shift survived and tolerated. I wonder what a 9-5 job would be like? Sorry to hear that the weather there is not what it is here. Each night, it went down into the 30's or 40's, which is to my liking greatly. Friday night and early Saturday morning, we had our first snow flurries! If it could only stay October year round.
Gotta start proof-reading stuff, I stated that I spent a year in Korea, from 1970 to 1970. Obviously my math has suffered or just another experience from staying up all night, or maybe a combination of the two. I also forgot one thing about being in Korea, while there I made 4 parachute jumps from a Huey at 3500 feet. How I forgot that, who knows, maybe my new friend Al Shimer will clue me in.
The Highway Patrol stay on the main highways of a state and take care of things they encounter on the roads. State Police have no such limitations and have full police powers both criminally and traffic enforcement throughout the state boundaries.
AHA!!! Thanks, Jay! Nobody ever told me that before! Or maybe they covered that on one of those days when I was, uh, "sick"!
Well, gotta run, the dog says its time for
her walk in the park, even though its still raining and 42 degrees.
Take Care of Yourself
Jay Styles, '68
Thanks again, Sweetie!!!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 10/08/06 - "About that virus warning":
Carol -- the recent virus warning info in the newsletter was good, but it might mislead people somewhat. There is NO WAY that just opening an email will install a virus on any computer. It is the act of opening THE ATTACHMENT that comes with the email that will cause the damage. So if anyone does get the email as described in the newsletter, DON'T PANIC if you have already opened the email. JUST DON'T OPEN THE ATTACHMENT. Simply delete the email and you'll be safe.
Hopefully this will help clarify a common misunderstanding about "email viruses" -- that just opening an email can mess up your system: "tain't so" !! The attachment is what causes the damage -- so don't open it.
Here's what snopes.com says about the subject -- and they say it very well: do NOT open any Emails with attachments from individuals or organizations you are NOT familiar with. Also, since it is possible for viruses to "spoof" or fake the sender’s address, do NOT open Emails with attachments from people you know, but from whom you were not expecting an attachment or if the attachment is a file type or file name that you customarily do not receive from this person.
I would add to that -- if you have an unexpected email with an attachment from someone you know, and you're not sure about the attachment, ASK THEM about it before you just blindly open it! I have alerted several friends and business associates over the years that they had viruses unknowingly being sent out.
Thanks so much, Ronnie! I really appreciate this succinct information! You are my hero!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 10/08/06:
I've missed you! MORE LETTERS ! The pictures from everyone make me feel as if I was there! How delightful.
Because I have lots more of them for you to see, Linda May!
Love and kisses, Linda May
Yes, Ma'am! WILD GIGGLES!!! And congratulations!!!
From Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of FL and VA - 10/08/06 - "Hi Carol":
We arrived in Florida on Saturday October 7th to "Sunshine & Happiness". Please change my email address to: ____________________ and I will let you know in the Spring when you can change back to Virginia address.
Donna Chadwell Nunemaker '64
Congratulations, Lady! I've changed your addie in my files! Thanks for letting me know!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/08/06 - "Thanks!":
Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate in all you did for our 40th reunion. Thanks for helping Dee (Hodges Bartram - '66 - of VA) and the rest of the committee; Thanks for coming "home" to attend both of the functions and thanks for just being you!
My life seems so complicated at present but that's what you get when one owns a small business. I only hope that I can sell next year and take a real vacation (had one in 94 I think), then I can stop in to say hello most anytime you say that's good for you.
Carol, everyone just loves you so much for everything you do for "all" of us Typhoons.
Well, that will all be great, Billy! Thanks so much for all your kind words! I had a wonderful time!
From Me ('65) of NC - 10/07/05 - "TA-DAH! MORE REUNION IMAGES!":
I spent all day Saturday processing images. Here are some more results:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-AM-RHT.html - brand new page
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-PM-RHT.html - brand new page
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-PM-CRBH.html - brand new page
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-PM-CLMH.html - brand new page
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-PM-FWM.html - brand new page
- page redesign
and new image added
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/28/06 - "FOR THE NEXT NEWSLETTER":
ATTENTION: MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1964!!
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS
Ya’ll didn’t believe that we were serious about that September 1st deadline “thing”,
did you? We did that just to get you motivated.
The truth is that you can still sign up
and pay at the door. If you don’t want to miss a great party
with FREE BEER AND WINE, then send us
an e-mail at
This is your last chance to get in on all the fun, food, dancing, and perhaps, a birthday surprise. And, did I mention FREE BEER AND WINE?
Be sure to bring you cameras. We look forward
to seeing you there.
---Your NNHS 64/60 Birthday Celebration Committee---
Thanks, David! I double-posted it for you:
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
Henceforth, it will be repeated
here, lest you forget:
NNHS CLASS OF 1964
60th Birthday Celebration
INFORMAL "SOCK HOP" (WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM), CATERED FOOD, ADULT BEVERAGES, MUSIC, DANCING, BIRTHDAY CAKE
We all agree that the Class of
1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many
members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion. However, the
Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964
CONTACT Dave Spriggs firstname.lastname@example.org
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/28/06:
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN THIS WEB PAGE:
AT THE RIDICULOUSLY LOW FEE OF $25.00 PER PERSON, HOW COULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER MISSING THIS GALA EVENT?
(HECK!! I'D GIVE IT AWAY, BUT COOKIE WON'T LET ME!!)
Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA
from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by September 15.
On Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all classmates who wish to attend.
CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at email@example.com
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 04/19/06:
The Class of 1962
is busily planning their 45-Year Reunion!
Email Brenda Amos Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call her at 757-810-4000.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/12/06:
The Class of 1958
is gearing up for their Big 50th Anniversary Reunion!
The Noble Gathering
May 16-17, 2008
From One of my
Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 08/21/06 - "Dear Carol, Too Cute to keep to myself, Getting along in life" (#14 in a series of 24):
The first picture has been around many times before, but ... enjoy the 23 other pictures. Some of the pictures may have been staged or touched up digitally, but they are still interesting to see.
Your Friend, Herbie
loved to have seen this one in person!
Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!
|Value, honor and enjoy your family, no matter how strange they seem to you.|
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 09/22/06 - "T-Shirts" (#2 in a series of 12):
WILD GIGGLES!!! I
Y'all take care of each other!
TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
(Original Author Unknown)
Sung to: "Oh, My Darling Clementine"
Oh, Columbus; oh, Columbus,
Sailed the ocean wide and blue.
He landed in America,
In fourteen ninety-two.
"Oh, My Darling Clementine" midi courtesy of http://www.divtune.com/dtmid.htm#11 - 10/09/06
"Oh, Columbus" lyrics courtesy of http://www.preschooleducation.com/scolumbus.shtml - 10/09/06
Image of Spanish
Stamp eaturing Columbus's Ship "Santa Maria" courtesy
of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/columbusday/columbus_images.htm - 10/09/06
Icon’s Decorative Bar #4 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.iconbazaar.com/bars/decorative/index.html - 10/09/06
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Animated Birthday Cake Courtesy of Gathered Gifs at http://members.tripod.com/~B123/cd/cake12.gif - 04/15/04
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
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