10/20/04 - NNHS Newsletter - I Wonder...



Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Only TWO MORE DAYS to the Glorious Super-Duper Spectacular-Spectacular Reunion!!!

   I am SO EXCITED!!!  Looky-looky once again at all the people coming:


SUNDAY OCTOBER 24th  BRUNCH (NO HOST) After partying into the early morning, c'mon down around 10:00
for the Omni Champagne Sunday Brunch.  Share reunion stories, exchange addresses, and say your goodbyes
to your Classmates before departing for home.  Just let us know on the Reservation Form that you plan to join us
so that the Omni Staff can seat us all together.


1. Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 10/20/04

   Welcome aboard, Wayne!  Surprise, surprise - you sign the Guest Book, and you find yourself automatically enrolled!


From Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA - 10/20/04:

Hi Carol,
Looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.
Here are a few funnies you may want to include piecemeal in the newsletter. I especially like the one about algebra!!

Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age, and start bragging about it.

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way.
I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth.... Remember about Algebra.

I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Old age is when former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald, they don't recognize you.

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.

Have a GREAT day.......and keep Laughing.

   Thanks, Alice!  Those are great!  And I'm really looking forward to seeing you!

From Pam Arnold ('65) of VA - 10/20/04:

Yes - all interested members of Class of '65 - we are still meeting in the lobby of the Omni at 4:00. 
Dave and I figure that 20 minutes is a good "drag" time, so we will depart for parts unknown at 4:20.

   Okay, Pam - here it is!  I was hoping maybe to tell some of those others who couldn’t make it that early and who
need to meet us at the restaurant just where we’d be heading, but I suppose we can always call them – ‘specially if
someone carts along a few phone numbers!

   Has anyone checked out that Madison’s place that Kathy recommended?  I liked the part about its being close and
on the very same street, thereby helping us not to get lost – not that I ever do………….

   Anyway, y'all come!!!  Obviously, this is an independent group - no pre-registration required. 
'Course, it might not hurt to give Dave and Pam a call and tell them you plan to surprise the rest
of us.  (I LOVE surprises!)

Carol - I will bring you your new member of your family on Friday.

    Oh, how sweet of you!  I'd forgotten all about that!  We've all three been astonished by how much we miss that fish!

   Thanks, Pam!

   And speaking of phone books, if anyone has a spare phonebook of the Peninsula which they'd like to donate to me,
I think my life would be much richer.  I know it would be more fun!  GIGGLES!  Thanks! 

From Terry Haney ('66) of VA - 10/20/04:

I was going through some boxes in my attic this week and came across a copy of The Beacon date June 4, 1965 which is dedicated
to the Class of '65.  The lead article features the Class of '65 Commencement and it also has the "Last Wills and Testaments" of the 
Class of '65.  I didn't know if you or anyone else that contributes to your website has a copy of this, but if you want it I can have it
copied and sent to you for use on your website or at your reunion next year.
I plan to come by the Omni on Saturday night but won't be able to get there until 9:00 because I have to referee a football game
at Washington & Lee that afternoon.  I could bring the Beacon copy with me if you want it.
My brother Ronnie ('65) is retired and lives in King and Queen County, VA but doesn't have email right now.  If your reunion
committee needs his address let me know. 

   Thanks, Terry!  I started to say, "Oh, I have that already!", but then I started checking.  I thought it was in Harron's Mother's
Treasure Chest
, but it wasn't in there.  Some weeks after Harron Ellenson's ('65 of MA) mother passed away, Harron sent us
a great deal of material she found among her mother's papers:


  That is one of the oldest sections of the website, completed only days before we moved away from IL, which was three years ago
this week.  (That would explain its strange appearance, as I really didn't know much about what I was doing back then.  At the
moment, I can't seem to beautify it, 'cause it's not in my FTP, and I suppose I STILL don't know what I'm doing....)

   So then I thought it was in the information Billy Turner ('65) of TX gave me even earlier that year:


   And that, indeed is where it's "posta" be, but once again, I really didn't know what I was doing, so it's not there.

    SOOOO, thanks, Terry, I would be delighted to use your copied version.  Maybe by now I'll know what I'm doing well enough
to be able to use it.  Maybe not....

From Eddie Perry ('65) of TN - 10/20/04:


I give up. Where in the world did we get the expression "forty-eleven" when we are talking about lots of things. I have been
using "forty-eleven" for quite some time and to see you using it in your letters means it must have been something we learned
Mrs. Sturm's English class. Which exercise did we do forty-eleven times.

Sorry Pauline (Wright - '67) and I won't be able to make the class of '64 reunion, but we will be thinking of ya'll. Thanks
for the all the forty-eleven letters that you have sent. Keep them coming.


   GIGGLES!  Thanks, Eddie!   Several of us have had this conversation of the origins of this expression before.  I do not believe
we ever actually tapped its roots, but e all learned it from our much older Southern relatives.  I think it's a safe bet that while we more
than likely DID the same exercise forty-eleven times in Mrs. Sturm's class (my money would be on writing an essay expounding
on the theme, "Hitch Your Wagon to a Star", which seemed to be assigned every other week or so), that Mrs. Sturm probably never
knowingly taught us that phrase - except possibly by example.

   I've always wanted to know why I had Mrs. Sturm for both freshman and sophomore English, but I suppose that shall have to remain
one of life's mysteries.

   I'm sorry that you and Pauline will be missing this Reunion.  As I may have mentioned once or twice, I'm confident it will be legendary.
I really feel most dreadfully sorry for anyone who will not be in attendance.

   See y'all next year???

From Jimmy Dick (’65) of FL - 10/20/04, 9:17 AM:

My mom, Cammie Dick, died last night after a long bout with Alzheimer's.  She was 91.  A resident
of Newport News since 1938, Mom was known by most of the kids who started out at Wilson Elementary
as my sister, brother and I all went to that school.  While I am saddened, I know that she is in a better
place and is now at peace.  Arrangements are pending, I don't have any details yet but will be headed
north this afternoon.  Please ask those who remember her to say a prayer for her. Thanks.

   Jimmy, we’re so sorry to learn of your loss. Your mother was a very fine woman, and our thoughts and prayers are
with not only her, but you and your entire family as well. Travel safely, and know that you will be in the minds of many
of your friends and schoolmates today.

   Jim's sister and brother are Cammie Dick ('57) and Bobby Dick ('61).

Also from Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 10/20/04, 5:33 PM:

Thank you for quickly putting this information out. I have already received two very kind condolences
from Dave Arnold ('65 of VA) and Dave Spriggs ('64 of VA) which I am responding to individually.
Mom will be buried at Old Greenlawn Cemetery (next to my dad) on Friday at 1 pm.  The service will
be graveside since Mom was always a very simple, uncomplicated person. Please pass this on.
Thanks, again, for sharing the word.
God Bless,

   Once again, Jimmy, you and your family have our deepest sympathy.

 Y'all take care of each other.  I hope to see many of you very, very soon!

                                   Love to all, Carol


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I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

Lyrics by Will M. Hough and Frank R. Adams
Music by Harold Orlob and Joe Howard

(From the musical show "The Prince Of Tonight", 1909)

You have loved lots of girls in the sweet long ago,
And each one has meant heaven to you
You have vowed your affection to each one in turn,
And have sworn to them all you'd be true;
You have kissed 'neath the moon,
While the world seemed in tune
Then you've left her to hunt a new game.
Does it ever occur to you later, boy,
That's she's prob'ly doing the same?

I wonder who's kissing her now,
Wonder who's teaching her how?
Wonder who's looking in to her eyes?
Breathing sighs!
Telling lies!
I wonder if she's got a boy?
The girl who once filled me with joy,
Wonder if she ever tells him of me?
I wonder who's kissing her now?

If you want to feel wretched and lonely and blue,
Just imagine the girl you love best
In the arms of some fellow who's stealing a kiss
From the lips that you once fondly pressed;
But the world moves a pace and the loves of today
Flit away with a smile and a tear.
So you never can tell who is kissing her how.
Or just whom you'll be kissing next year.

I wonder who's kissing her now,
Wonder who's teaching her how?
Wonder who's looking in to her eyes?
Breathing sighs!
Telling lies!
I wonder who's buying the wine?
For lips that I used to call mine,
Wonder if she ever tells him of me?
I wonder who's kissing her now?

"I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.rienzihills.com/SING/ - 10/20/04
Midi captured and saved with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL.  Thanks, Nathaniel!

Goo-Goo Eyes Couple and Heart divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 01/03/04

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