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10/19/05 - NNHS Newsletter
It's My Party

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  TWO MORE DAYS!!!  Then we'll all have a party!


1. Millard Hanbury (Norview HS - '63) of AL - 10/18/05:

I'm from Norfolk, Norview 1963, and stumbled on your website by chance looking for Roger Clark's theme song. What a great site and huge effort by everyone involved. Norview didn't even have a 40th reunion for the '63 crowd. Sad. I have enjoyed the visit with my old neighbors across the 'Roads.

   Thanks for signing in, Millard.  I see you've already made contact with    Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA
and ordered a set of his magnificent CDs from our TYPHOONMART:

   I know just how much you're going to enjoy them!  The way they'll transport you back in time is magical.

   You're more than welcome to join our merry band:

   As you can see from the listings, the title of the page is now a misnomer, but what can you do?  We don't have a Pilot in our midst.  Well, that's not true.  As a matter of fact, there are quite a few pilots here - but you'd be the first Norview Pilot! 



The 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1965

will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2005
at the Point Plaza,
950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard,
Newport News,
and is open to all NNHS Alumni -  plus a few others!




  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to    Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA - 10/18/05:

Hi, Bobby:

That was a great photo of you and Jesse (Kersey - '58), et al during the walk-a-thon. Any chance you might have a photo of Willie (Turpin - '57) and John when they were serving in the U.S. Navy? It seems to me that they were together on a cruise in our youth. If you have it, please share it with Carol for the Famous Sailors page. It would certainly make a great addition to the page and salute the TYPHOON.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan

   Ahhh, Famous Sailors!  One of my favorite pages! 

   Thanks, Adonis!  And see you soon, Bobby!


From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/18/05 - "Computer Down":

To all my e-mail friends:

My computer will be out of commission for the next two weeks.  After that, drop me a line
to save your address.

Thank you,
Glenn Dye

   YOWZERS!!!  I need not remind y'all of the terror such words strike in my heart!

   Thanks, Glenn!  I certainly hope all goes well!  We'll check back with you later!


    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 10/17/05:


Thanks so much for doing the picture thing. It seems that EVERYONE is really enjoying them.

   I know I am!  What a super idea of yours that was!  Thanks again, Chandler!!!

Bass Weejuns and 3 ˝ inch heels. Now there’s a dichotomy!

   Oh, not at all, Chandler Darlin'!  I'm actually taking four pairs of shoes: 2" black patent leather pumps for traveling, the Weejuns for the Friday night dance, the 3-1/2" black silk heels for the Saturday night dance, my new pair of 3-1/2" heels for Sunday morning, and hopefully I'll still be able to find another pair for the Saturday morning tour of Our Old Stomping Grounds.  Otherwise I'll look like a geek, but they're used to me.

Less I forget……To Everyone in the NNHS Class of 1965, may I wish ALL of you the most joyous of reunions. Enjoy yourselves, love each other, and above all be safe and HAVE FUN! I’ll be thinking of you and wishing I was there.

Chandler Nelms

   Thank you, Sweetie!  We'll be wishing you were there, too!  And if you can pull it off, cancel all your plans and show up and surprise us all.    Dave Arnold ('65 - of VA) will be more than happy to take your money at the door!


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/18/05 - "Sandy Paxson":


I knew that Sandy's name was familiar, and I remembered exactly why. When I attended Christopher Newport then-College in the Fall of 1964, she was a freshman. 
She was a real "hottie".

I happen to have a copy of The Trident, Volume II (1965), the CNC Annual. Too bad they misspelled her surname.


Yes, that is a shame about her name.  And you're right, David, she is a pretty gal!

I suppose that explains her being chosen as one
of the Freshman Attendants to Miss CNC,
as shown on page 76 of the same Volume
("I bought it on eBay!").

Sandy Paxson Sandy Paxson  
The Trident, Volume II (1965), p. 55 The Trident, Volume II (1965), p. 76  

   Thanks for catching that, Brown Eyes!  Her name was not ringing any bells with me at all!

    From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 10/18/05:


I have finally convinced the other person who lives in this house that we should go to the reunion on Friday – he was a little reluctant I assume because of the traumatic happenings of our 41 year reunion last month!!! Anyway, we are coming – glory! This will fill that GAP caused by that event!!!

Will the cost be $25 per person? Is it OK to pay when we get there? Do I call
   Dave Arnold ('65 - of VA)? Or can you just put “confirmed” by our names? We do not need a hotel room.

Now, what about those Bass Weejuns?? I’m wearing my 3” heels!! They are not open toed though – because of the damage to my feet from sticking them into those x-ray machines, in various stores, one time too many. He He! Will there be any dancing on Friday? Just full of questions, aren’t I?

Good! I thought that was where you got my picture. Was pretty sure I gave you a picture then.

Well, we will see you all Friday!! I’m excited!!



OH, YES!!!  Now that's more like it!  I'm excited, too!!!

   Thanks, Cheryl!  Keep reading for more answers....


  From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA to My Cousin,   Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall
HS - '64) of VA - 10/19/05:

Glad to hear you'll be coming.  You can simply pay at the door, and the cost is $25.00 per person.  We'll have some music Friday night using the CD set from the Class of '64, and I'm sure there will be room to dance.  If not we'll make room.  Glad you'll  be there to assist in keeping Carol under control.


   Sorry, Dave!  FAT CHANCE OF THAT!!!   LA-LA-LA!!!   Dancing - Dancing!!!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/19/05:

   Okay, but let's get back to the issue of The Shoes.

   I posted this comment in the 09/28/05 Newsletter:

"As for the differences in Friday and Saturday nights, Friday is more casual, both in dress and atmosphere.  The food is lighter, and there's no program.  Saturday we dress a bit fancier, the fellas were jackets and ties and such, the food is a little heavier, and there's a short program.  BOTH nights will feature GREAT OLDIES MUSIC and DANCING (YEA!) and SUPER FUN and CONVERSATION!"

   Sooooo, is this right, or what?!? 

   Oh, well, it's too late.  That's what I'M doing, anyway!  WILD GIGGLES!!!


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/18/05 - "Attendees":


Just spoke with Faith Strickland Groom ('64 - of VA). She and husband, Nelson, are attending Saturday night.

Also got an e-mail from Dave (Arnold - '65 - of VA), who got an e-mail from Angie (Ray Smith - '64- of VA) and Glen (Davenport - '63 - of VA), who are attending.

It keeps getting better .....


   Oh, yes, it does!

   Thanks so much, David!  See you Friday night!  And you owe me some dances!


  From Melody Clendenin (Warwick HS - '66) and Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - 10/18/05:

I'm sorry that Jim and I will not be able to attend the reunion.  But Jim's brother, Wayne, will be there, and I know you will enjoy meeting his wife, Vicky.  She is so much fun!!!  Don't believe anything she tells you about us:)
I remember visiting West Point to see the light with an NNHS boy who will remain unnamed. ('Twasn't Jimmy.)  I was scared to death and spent the whole time on the floor of the car whimpering that I wanted to go home.  Never did see the light.  You can imagine what a fun date I was.
Have a wonderful time, Carol!!  Dance the night away!  I'll look for pictures in the newsletter.
Melody DeBerry 

  OHHHH, NOOOOOO!!!  I knew Wayne and Vicky were attending, which is why I thought surely that surely you and Jimmy would be there as well!  Oh, I am so crushed!

   But thank you for this precious image of you and Jimmy!

   Oh, and   Brownie (Shaffer Haracivet - '62 - of the Virgin Islands) - here's a (sorta) "NOW" image of Melody and Jimmy celebrating their 35th Anniversary!    Aren't they cute?!?

   And thanks for your Lights of West Point memory, Melody!  That's hysterical!!!  And lest I forget where to find all the spooky tales, and just in time for the reunion, I at last made the page:

   It links directly from the front page.  I hope y'all enjoy it. 

   Thanks again,    Bill (Hobbs - '66 - of Northern VA), for that thread!

   I'll dance both nights away, Melody, and I'll enjoy seeing Wayne and Vicky, and I'll have images to post right away, but I'm still gonna miss y'all!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/19/05:

   I was reading the obituaries in the Daily Press this morning searching for Sharon Cook's name, which I never found.  Instead I came across this listing for the mother-in-law of Shirley Elder Tierney ('65) of Northern VA:
  Mary Elizabeth Tierney

HAMPTON - Mary Elizabeth Tierney, 84, passed away at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Virginia Beach, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005. A native of Carbondale, Pa., she resided in Hampton for more than 60 years. She was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and she worked in the Social Services food pantry. She was an artist, square dancer and loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Tierney was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew James Tierney III, of Hampton. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jay Chaney of Virginia Beach; four sons, Matthew James Tierney IV and Shirley Elder Tierney, Thomas Nolan Tierney and wife, Teresa Moore Lynn, of Chesapeake, Leonard J. Tierney and wife, Pamela Heather Tierney, of Powhatan and Robert Paul Tierney and wife, Tracy Lynn Tierney, of Richmond; nine grandchildren, Terry Chaney Allen, Kristy Chaney Spessard, Erin Tierney Butler, Aislinn Elizabeth Tierney, Nicholas Edward Tierney, Morgan Elizabeth Tierney, James Monahan Tierney, Nolan George Tierney and Layne Graham Tierney; four great-grandchildren, Chaney Allen, Lee Allen, Fisher Spessard and Tierney Spessard; and her brother, Paul Nolan of Pennsylvania. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Published in the Daily Press on 10/19/2005.

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Shirley and her entire family at this time.  

   So once again, we're ending on a sad note amidst all the joy and celebration, but that is what life is all
about - joy tinged with pain.  Were it not so, we could not appreciate the wonder and happiness.

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





It's My Party

(Leslie Gore, 1963)

Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone;
Judy left the same time.
Why was he holding her hand
When he's supposed to be mine?

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to,
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to,
You would cry too if it happened to you.

Play all my records, keep dancing all night,
But leave me alone for a while.
'Til Johnny's dancing with me,
I have no reason to smile.

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to,
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to,
You would cry too if it happened to you.

Judy and Johnny just walked through that door
Like a queen with her king.
Oh, what a birthday surprise:
Judy's wearing his ring.

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to,
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to,
You would cry too if it happened to you.

"It's My Party" midi courtesy of
suggested by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/15/05
Thanks, Dave!

"It's My Party" lyrics courtesy of
also suggested by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/15/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Leslie Gore Images courtesy of - 10/18/05

First Crying Girl Image courtesy of - 10/18/05

Second Crying Girl Image courtesy of - 10/17/05

 Animated Blue Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/18/05

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Ye-Haa Typhoon and Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05

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