10/25/09 - NNHS Newsletter - October
October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause
- Carol Bishop Hipps
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Okay, I'll tell you the truth. I found the quotation first, and tried to locate a song to go with it. That's kinda backwards, I know, but in this case, I think it worked. I was totally unfamiliar with this 1981 U2 song, but I think it's quite lovely - and unusual, being almost entirely an instrumental number.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqdJ6CsXt4Y - October - U2, 1981
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDwQaVZuAjI&NR=1 - October - U2, 1981
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/24/09, 10:45 PM - "My Dad":
Would you please put my dad, Bill Reece of Newport
News. VA, on your prayer list. I just got a call that he has been taken to the
hospital coughing up blood. He has not been well for a week or so and they are
running tests to see if they can find out the cause. We are all very worried
YOWZERONI! Thanks for letting us know, Ruthie! We'll keep him in our prayers!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE!
Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA;
28 - Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA;
29 - Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;
31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;
01 - Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND Colin Faison ('58) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 25, 1944 - During the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Japanese deployed kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships for the first time. More than 1,321 Japanese aircraft would be crash-dived into Allied warships during the war.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Sunday, October 25, 1964 - Actor Michael Boatman was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Sunday, October 25, 1964 - Singer Nicole was born in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Sunday, October 25, 1964 - Actor Kevin Michael Richardson was born in The Bronx, New York.
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 10/24/09 - "More coming about Colony Inn":
Tell your readers I'm working on a story about the place - with Dave Spriggs' ('64 - of VA) invaluable help. Gonna take a little time.
Gathering facts, other illustrations and memories of varying level of detail (and sometimes a bit conflicting).
Please ask if anyone is old enough to have dined or otherwise been inside the place that can provide me interior memories. They can send to me at:
COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Bill - and David!
AS PROMISED (with much more still to come):
From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 10/13/09 - "Reunions and '69":
Not too long ago the Class of '69 held its gala 40-year reunion in September, reported faithfully by my cousin Sherry Hensel Huyck ('69). She sent this note and I'm certain has no qualms about my sharing portions of her commentary. My primary purpose was to offer these two images of the Annual Winter Band Concert Program, Feb. 20, 1969, at which Miz Sherry is listed as head of the Glockenspiel section of the marching band, and first chair Bass Clarinet in the concert band. I need mention, too, that my baby sister Fayetta Covert Stansbury (FHS '72) also played Glockenspiel in the marching band and was percussionist in concert season. Herbert Cox was director. The program appeared amid the debris of my vast basement archive (koff, koff).
Herewith, the abridged comments with the urls for pictures provided by classmate John Whitcomb which you may have already included in your usually complete links.
What a great time we just had at our 40th HS reunion... The Typhoons are still going strong even though they tried to get rid of us… they never will!!! Did you know that Saunders Stadium was torn down? Bruce Howell, one of our class members (grew up in the 700 block of my street [72nd]) got 60 bricks from there, cleaned them and another classmate who owns an engraving shop made a small plate for them in blue w/NNHS Typhoons on there and they gave them to us Saturday night....
(Here are the urls for the pictures by day)
Norm Covert ('61) MD
WOWZERONI - DOUBLE TREASURES!!
Thank you so much, Normie! I've posted these goodies where they belong:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/band-69.html - brand new page!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jokes - 10/24/09:
I was scrubbing the bulkhead on the USS Kitty Hawk one Sunday morning when the loud-speaker announced:
"Religious services. Maintain silence about the decks. Dis-continue all unnecessary work."
An hour later, the opinion many of us held regarding our daily routine, was confirmed with this announcement:
"Resume all unnecessary work."
The Spell Chequer
Owed Two A Spell Chequer
Eye halve a spelling chequer, it came with my pea sea.
It plainly marques, four my revue, miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word and weight four it two say,
Weather eye am wrong oar write it shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid, it nose bee fore two long.
And eye can put the error rite it's rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it, I am shore your pleased two no.
Its letter perfect awl the weigh, my chequer tolled me sew.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com -CLASS OF 1970
2. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay,rr.com -CLASS OF 1960
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/25/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
Y'all take good 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
And the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear
What do I care
And Kingdoms rise
And Kingdoms fall
But you go on...
"October" midi courtesy of http://website.lineone.net/~justincase/midi.htm - 10/24/09
"October" lyrics courtesy of http://www.macphisto.net/u2lyrics/October.html - 10/24/09
Nick Shepherd's Prize
Winning Image, "Naked Beauty" (in South Devon, England) courtesy
of http://www.igpoty.com/competition01/winners_Trees_Fin3.asp?parent=winners - 10/25/09
Acorn and Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of - oops, 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
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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)
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
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