NNHS Newsletter -
“If we must part forever,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I had almost forgotten this great golden oldie from 1962!
BONUS #1 - http://www.poofcat.com/oldies2.html
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhxC3F1hvdo - Break It to Me Gently - Brenda Lee, 1961
From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 11/03/09, 9:57 AM - "NNHS Class of '57 - FYI - Edna Earle Martin Clemence":
It is with great sadness that I have to report Edna is in St. Mary's Hospice House in Bogart, Georgia, in an unresponsive state. At this time there isn't much any of us can do except to pray for her.
The story I was told is Edna had back surgery in September and went home to recuperate. Her pain began to increase instead of decrease as expected. She eventually (about 4 weeks later) went back into the hospital for a second surgery because something was definitely wrong.
When the doctor operated they found that she had a very fast growing cancer that had metastasized to several vital organs.
Needless to say, this story makes me feel very humble and ashamed that I have been complaining about a few joints needing to be replaced. Compared to what Edna has been through I now feel blessed.
AsEdna is unresponsive I don't know if cards or phone calls would be of any help at this time, but I'm sure prayers for her would be greatly appreciated by her family.
If any of you feel you need to send cards to B.J. or talk with him on the phone I am including their address and phone number (available upon request).
I will, of course, keep you informed when I hear from her family.
Pat Beck Letzinger
Oh, Pat, I'm so very sorry to hear this, but I appreciate your letting us know!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to the ever gorgeous Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND My Grandson, Thomas Harty of TX!
Happy Birthday this week to:
06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA!
Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA;
08 - Lawson (Buddy) Sparrow ('53) of VA AND Woody Hudson ('57) AND Joe Madagan ('57) of FL AND David McCoy ('67) of VA;
09 - Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL;
10 - The United States Marine Corps - 1775 AND Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57) AND David Wittan ('57) AND Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA AND Steve Pullen ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 04, 1939- During World War II, the U.S. modified its neutrality stance with the Neutrality Act of 1939. The new policy allowed cash-and-carry purchases of arms by belligerents.
November 04, 1942 - During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa. It was a major victory for the British.
November 04, 1944 - Axis forces in Greece surrendered.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Wednesday, November 04, 1964 - Apparently this was a very boring day that year.....
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/03/09 - "The Colony Inn -- Curiouser and Curiouser":
I visited the Hilton Library today to have a look at the Hill’s Directories. I was sure that I would finally put to rest all this controversy over the location of The Colony Inn.
But, alas, it was not to be.
I began with the 1946 Directory, believing that the Colony Inn would be listed, as well as the corresponding building across Main Street to whichFrank Blechman ('65 - of Northern VA) alluded, The Village Inn.
Well, The Colony Inn was there, listed at 90 Main Street, but there was no other listing on the 90-block of Main Street. Neither was there a listing on Piez Avenue, which might have been that building.
OK, let’s jump back to the 1939 Hill’s. Same listings … or lack of, I should say.
Now, I am getting perplexed. I know that Frank did not fabricate his recollection, yet the archives do not corroborate it.
So, I spent an hour looking through the photographic files. Under other circumstances, I would have had a wonderful time looking at old NN photos, but none of the Hilton Village (and there are literally scores of them) showed a view covering those two corners at Main and Piez. There did exist a number of exterior and interior views of The Colony Inn, all of which I had seen previously online in the Library of Virginia collection.
I am ready to chalk this one up as an unsolvable mystery, when I looked over and saw the Sanborn Maps. Experienced researchers know that Sanborn Maps were detailed maps used by insurance underwriters to assess risk. The “book” is about three feet square and quite heavy.
When I opened it to the page showing Hilton Village, I saw this:
I wish that I could date the book for research
purposes, but Sanborn Maps were continuously updated with paste-over
corrections, so it is impossible to know exactly when this particular image
WOWZERONI!!! Thanks so much for tracking all this down for us, Captain!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/03/09 - "The fungus is among us AND 8 Gifts":
OOOH, this is fascinating and strangely beautiful, Shari, thanks!
Very nice! Thanks again, Shari!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/03/09:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1960
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/26/09
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
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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Break It to Me Gently
Music by Joe Seneca
Lyrics by Diane Lampert
Recorded by Brenda Lee in 1961
Break it to me gently
Let me down the easy way
Make me feel that you still love me
If it's just, if it's just for one more day
Break it to me gently
So my tears, my tears won't fall too fast
If you must go, then go slowly
Let me love you to the last
The love we shared for, oh, so long
Is such a big part of me
If you must take your love away
Take it gradually
Oh, oh, break it, break it to me gently
Give me time, oh, give me a little time
To ease the pain
Love me just a little longer
'Cause I'll never, never love again
'Cause I'll never love again
"Break It to Me Gently" midi courtesy of
http://jackhallmidi.com/thecorner.html - 11/08/09 (sic)
"Break It to Me Gently" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/lee-brenda/break-it-to-me-gently-19331.html - 11/08/09 (sic)
"Break It to Me Gently" clip art courtesy of http://www.poofcat.com/oldies2.html - 11/08/09 (sic)
Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars18.html - 07/18/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho served in the South Pacific during WWII.
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
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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