11/09/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Think of Me
"When you remember me, it means
that you have carried something of who
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|As it's Thursday, this is another one of those Bonus Newsletters I promised you. The themes for Bonus Newsletters generally come either from my Haunted Radio or from my Magic Shower. There are times when my Magic Shower has a cruel, almost vicious side to it - times such as these when it unrelentingly sings me this lovely anthem, knowing how it will make me cry.......|
|Happy Birthday today to Hilton Henderson ('57). Many Happy Returns!|
|Hit #54,000 was made on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 1:48 PM by someone from http://www.valero.com - possibly in San Antonio, TX - who was visiting http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/oddsends.html.|
From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 11/07/06 - "Memorial":
We were saddened to see the passing of Mike Bradford. I was in his 1st -7th grade class at Woodrow Wilson Elementary and then on to NNHS. I remember his sweet mother (Lallie Bradford) who occasionally volunteered in the cafeteria during our lunch hour.
Peace & Blessing,
Thank you, Cheryl. I posted your comments on Mike's Memorial Newsletter:
From My Niece, Shari of VA - 11/08/06 - "Great patriotic commercial":
WOWZERONI-RINI, Shari! This is powerful - and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 11/08/06 - "History of the sixties":
Bob Hedrick, Class of 58 sent me this neat "60's" site that you might want to use if you haven't all ready. Turn your speakers on sit back and enjoy.
Turn your sound up. Sit back relax and
WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! You found my Time Machine! Thanks, Wayne - and Bob!
From Frank Friedland ('60) of VA - 11/08/06:
As "Thanksgiving Day" is approaching it always brings back to me the NNHS 1959 classic game against HHS. Jimmy Eason was playing for his father and Cowboy Range brought the Typhoons to Hampton's turf....capacity crowd - and after Julie Conn gave his famous half time talk..we walked off the field with a 34-14 victory.
I think Steve Hochman ('60 - of VA) has the film of that game. It would be great to see that film again. Maybe we could have a party and celebrate again that wonderful victory.
What a great idea!!! Why don't you give Steve a call and see what could be arranged? You surely know how many people would thrill to see that film again - let alone each other! I'm not very helpful at arranging things, but I could give you all the free publicity you want!
Thanks, Frank! I posted your note - well, it should have been on the 1960 Football page (they're named for the graduating seniors' class, not for the fall when they were actually played), but it seems the Resident Slacker around here still hasn't made most of the Football pages. Sigh. I did fill in many of the blanks on the main page, at least, so I placed your remarks there for the moment:
From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 11/08/06 - "Election Day":
Greetings from Kollyfornia! We voted in our favorite Governator yesterday, and yes, liberal that I am, I voted for him. Like my youngest, Gaby, used to say, "I didn't do it--my hand did it!"
Speaking of religion (weren't we?), I enjoyed the info you posted on the pagan holiday, Samhain. When our daughters were young, we lived next door to two witches. One rainy October they asked to use our covered patio for their harvest "rit," or ritual. They forgot to mention that Channel 5 Morning News was coming to film them. Which is how our daughters had Halloween breakfast with half a dozen witches and a news team. The team caught my husband on his way out the door to work saying, "I disavow any knowledge of what's going on in my backyard."
Our witches, Jolene and Sandy, taught us much over the years. Each member of their coven was an expert on a particular mythology--Greek, Celtic, Egyptian, etc.--and were always available to share their knowledge for school reports. We even participated in a few of their "rits." Our girls learned about diversity, and I learned the true meaning of a "charmed circle!"
In the words of our fearless leader,
"I'll be back!"
Typhoons Forever (We'll Always Have Buckroe!)
You've led an exciting life, Lady!
By the way, you'll see that I finally scanned in your junior portrait to use instead of your sophomore picture - YAY!
From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 11/08/06 - "PAL Orange drink":
I really remember the PAL drinks. My first memory is when I was either 4 or 5 years old. I did not go to school and we lived at 918 25th Street. We lived directly behind Walter Reed School. The house has long been torn down. Anyway, there were two houses between us and an alley that connected 25th Street and 24th Street. Beside the alley, on 25th Street, was Marion's Grocery Store. One day, when I was riding my tricycle down 25th Street, I noticed the PAL drink truck parked in the alley beside the store. The delivery man was stocking his drinks in the store. He saw me and said, "Would you like to have a PAL drink?" Of course, I said, "Yes Sir!" He GAVE me a PAL drink. I was so excited and hurried home and put it in the refrigerator. After only a short while, I had it opened and took a few sips, then put it back. I did this for several hours, until it was all gone. I NEVER had an entire drink for myself at home as a child. We always had to divide a drink. This was true of two of us...my sister, Mary Anne ('58) and me. This was probably in 1946-1947.....
The second memory I have of PAL drinks
is when I was in the 5th grade at Woodrow
Wilson School. This would have been in early 1953. I think
it was for Valentine's Day.....Our homeroom mother had a party for us. We
all were given PAL drinks. We only had orange.....Actually, I do not
remember Pal being in grape as Nehi or Sun
Crest were. Anyway, I remember noticing that on the bottle it said, "Non
carbonated...PASTEURIZED". Yes, I am sure of this. I had only heard of
milk being pasteurized. Red is my favorite color and the red heart on the
front made the bottle especially pretty to me. I do have many good
memories and these are two of them.
Take care, Fred Mays, '60 of Newport News, VA
It's nice how vividly the warm memories of our early childhood remain with
us, isn't it?
And yes, the bottle did indeed say, "Pasteurized":
I've added your remarks to the Pal page:
I'd still like to know where in Newport News the Pal Bottling Company was located.
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/09/06 - "link to short clips of music
A friend sent this to me.
WOWZERS!!! There are some very unusual arrangements here, Frances! Some are quite hauntingly Beautiful! Thanks so much, Lady!
(I had to open this in a new window to avid hearing two soundtracks at once.)
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 11/09/06:
Sorry to hear that finances are deteriorating again. I will get a check in the mail ASAP.
But now seems like a good time to revisit the issue of a monthly fee for subscriptions? In effect, you are running a business and producing a product (a first class product, at that). You, therefore, have production costs that need to be offset. No one is going to object to a fee if it helps you maintain the integrity of your process.
You are an extremely generous, caring, and loving person, Carol. But you need to let your head rule your heart in this matter so as to not place undue stress on yourself.
You have created a beautiful thing with your newsletter. I doubt there’s a person on your distribution that is willing to let you go it alone, much less risk losing the newsletter altogether!
Think hard on this one .Please do not continue to put yourself in difficult positions when a small monthly fee from everyone could make it go away. I know all would agree.
Take care of yourself, you beautiful lady.
All my best.
Joe Darlin', I've spent the entire day trying to write you one of my rare personal replies. Every time I begin, I start crying so hard I can't remember what I wanted to say beyond, "Thanks, you're my hero!" or something equally lame.
I really had truly believed that this nightmare would be over by now, and the whole question would be moot or superfluous or something. I really cannot in good conscience charge a monthly fee to everyone, because there are a number of people with us who are in pretty much the same state that I am, and I just couldn't tell them to go take a long walk off a short dock with concrete boots on.
But that brings us back to the Underwriters concept again - perhaps with varying levels of support. If anyone has some great idea of how to institute that, perhaps we really should - at least temporarily.
So, uh, yes, Sweetie, I'm still left with nothing better to say even after all these hours than a tearful, "Thank you so very much, Love. You really are my hero!"
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/09/06:
In reading the article, in the 11-08-06 newsletter, that Jerry Blanchard ('62) sent to Gloria Woolard Price (HHS '65) regarding the last "Turkey Day Game", I noticed the reporter had listed the final series count at 37-27-12 in Hampton's favor. It was his position that after all those years and all those games and excitement that went with them, that HHS had won 37 games, NNHS 27 games, and 12 games ended in a tie.
Now, I don't have the article and I can't prove it but, I recall reading another lengthy article on the same subject a "few" of years ago that stated that when all was "said and done" HHS had won one more game than NNHS.
Does anyone else remember such an article? It's a mute point now, but I would like to know.
Well, ten more is considerably different from one more, now, isn't it?!? Surely there exists some record book somewhere which could be consulted (and posted!) which would definitively answer this, n'est pas?
One thing I do know is that both HHS and NNHS grads were most upset when the wisdom(?) of the Newport News School Board decided it was not "fair" to name one school after the city and tagged the new high school that should have been NNHS with the name Menchville!
All of that tradition, all those trophies, all of those memories, all of everything that was so dear to the hearts of so many simply voted away due to a misguided sense of "fairness". Ask Bethel, Kecoughtan, and Phoebus High students if they have any less school spirit and want any less to beat Hampton because they are in the City of Hampton and not named after the city. Hats off to the "thinking" Hampton School Board!
WOW........ Thanks, Wayne Honey!
From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 11/09/06:
A first grade teacher had twenty-five students in her class and she presented each child in her class the first half of a well known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.
It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading these keep in mind that these are first graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is classic!
1. Don't change horses................................................until they stop running.
2. Strike while the.......................................................bug is close.
3. It's always darkest before..........................................Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of ............................. termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but ............................. how?
6. Don't bite the hand that ........................................... looks dirty.
7. No news is...............................................................impossible.
8. A miss is as good as a .............................................. Mr.
9. You can't teach an old dog new ................................. math.
10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ................................ stink in the morning.
11. Love all, trust ....................................................... me.
12. The pen is mightier than the ..................................... pigs.
13. An idle mind is.........................................................the best way to relax.
14. Where there's smoke there's ..................................... pollution.
15. Happy the bride who.................................................gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is ................................................... not much.
17. Two's company, three's ...........................................the Musketeers.
18. Don't put off till tomorrow what ................................. you put on to go to bed.
19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and .......you have to blow your nose.
20. There are none so blind as ........................................ Stevie Wonder.
21. Children should be seen and not ................................. spanked or grounded.
22. If at first you don't succeed ......................................get new batteries.
23. You get out of something only what you ...................... see in the picture on the box.
24. When the blind lead the blind .....................................get out of the way.
And the WINNER and last one!
25. Better late than........................................................pregnant.
These are classics, Carol Anne! Thanks!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/09/06 - "hiya":
Yes, of course, Gorgeous! I didn't realize you didn't have yours. There's just the one detail. They cannot be purchased. They're free! Of course, a $10.00 donation to the coffers of the 1964 Reunion Committee would be considered mighty thoughtful. And yes, they're still available from Our Wizard of Wonderment, Dave Spriggs.
Just drop him a note and/or an email: email@example.com
If you feel
so inclined, you may make your donation check payable to “NNHS Class
NNHS CLASS OF 1964
Here's a listing of all the songs you'll get on your five free CD's:
These are simply fabulous! You will just love them!
Thanks, David - and David!
Speaking of WGH......
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 09/29/06 - "WGH":
When I saw David at the Open Reunion of the Class of 1966 in September, he
gave me, right out of his high school scrapbook, bless his sweet
heart, this flyer from March 20, 1966.
I did a bit of a page redesign, and added it to our wonderful WGH page:
(I saved the picture to a rather large size, so if you're not seeing it really big, click again!)
Thanks so very much, Gorgeous!
|March 20, 1966|
From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 11/09/06 - "Tommy Price":
I just read the mail from Robert Price ('61 - of VA), stating that no one would remember him. What a joke!!!! How could anyone not remember that handsome "boy"? He was in one of my classes and I'm sure I made him very uncomfortable, by staring at him all the time. Glad to know he's among us now on THE WEB. I had no idea Tommy ('51) was his brother. I worked with his sister-in-law, Christine, at R.O. Nelson Elementary School for years. I remember when she went to see "The Phantom of the Opera" in NYC, I would enter the office and sing(?) "Christine, I Looove You", and she would just chuckle. So many fond memories of that fine family. My heart and prayers are with the entire Price family.
Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61).
Thanks, Elaine! I posted your remarks on Tommy's Memorial Newsletter as well.
: I think it's so strange that you invoked memories of "The Phantom of the Opera", given today's theme. You'll note down in the credits that even though I did not find a set of reasonable, abbreviated lyrics or an image that I wanted until 11/01/06, I had already located and saved the midi on 10/19/06. The Twilight Zone strikes again....
Thanks, Lady! And oh, I agree with you. Some people are simply unforgettable!
From Richard Dawes (HHS/NNHS - '62) of VA - 11/09/06 - "Here it is... GROANER OF
Here is a little teaser for all the math people out there.
Best to you
There was an Indian Chief, and he had three squaws, and kept them in three teepees. When he would come home late from hunting, he would not know which teepee contained which squaw, being dark and all. He went hunting one day, and killed a hippopotamus, a bear, and a buffalo. He put the a hide from each animal into a different teepee, so that when he came home late, he could feel inside the teepee and he would know which squaw was inside.
Well after about a year, all three squaws had children. The squaw on the bear had a baby boy, the squaw on the buffalo hide had a baby girl. But the squaw on the hippopotamus had a girl and a boy. So what is the moral of the story?
The squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides.
ARGHHHH!!! Thanks, Dicky! That is a lulu!
For One of my
Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 11/09/06:
Herbie Darlin', I redid your images and added your Purple Heart to your spot on Famous Marines:
Thanks so much for letting me know!
|(And no, I still haven't thought of all those appropriately lovely words of gratitude I was going to say. I think possibly that portion of my mind went on strike with the Goodyear workers around the corner from me....)|
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to the Class of 1964 - 10/15/06 - "NNHS 60TH
I wanted to thank all of you for attending our Birthday Celebration. I hope that you had a memorable evening.
I also hope that you took lots of candid photos of your classmates, of Ms. Kanter ... and of "THE KING".
I know that those who could not attend (and other NNHS classes) would love to see all of your photos. The best way to make that happen is to let Carol Buckley Harty ('65 - of NC) place them on the NNHS Web Page. And, the best way to do that is to send them all to me, so that I can archive them to my hard drive before sending them along to Carol.
You can attach them to e-mails, if you wish, but I can handle any media.
For e-mails, send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For "snail mail" send them to: NNHS CLASS OF 1964, P.O. BOX 6387, Norfolk VA 23508-0387
It was great seeing all of you.
Thank you, Brown Eyes! Your new section is accessible both from the new Site Map and from the Reunion Page.
I've already fallen behind on these pages, but here's what I've posted so far:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-14-06-64-60th-B-Day-ARS.html - seven more images coming soon.......
From Me ('65) of NC - 10/31/05 - "REUNION IMAGES!":
More images just arrived! Unfortunately, I haven't posted them yet, but here are the latest:
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:
The NNHS Class of 1958
will hold its Holiday Party on Saturday, December 9, 2006
at The Kitchen at Powhatan Plantation, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
More details to follow!
The NNHS Class of 1957
will hold its Holiday Party on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the Omni Hotel,
Newport News, VA.
Forms and reservations are due by Monday, December 4, 2006.
The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.
Suites will be available that will include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -10/21/06:
NNHS Class of 1957
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.
More details to follow!
The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,
Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.
The Noble Gathering
More details to
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/08/06 - "Friends" (#2 in a series of 12):
|They will support you....|
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 11/08/06 - "BEWARE of Wild Animals": (#2
in a series of 18):
Look at one a day to brighten your day,
Jerry Blanchard (Class 62) of Va.
Ummmm, I still didn't finish all I had intended... Fortunately, there will be special editions both tomorrow and Saturday.
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
Think of Me
(Phantom of the Opera)
- Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1986
Think of me
think of me fondly,
when we've said
once in a while -
again, you long
to take your
and be free -
spare a thought
We never said
or as unchanging
as the sea -
you can still
stop and think
of me . . .
Think of all the things
shared and seen -
don't think about the things
which might have been . . .
Think of me,
of me waking,
trying too hard
to put you
from my mind.
Recall those days
on all those
think of the things
we'll never do -
a day, when
of you . .
We never said
or as unchanging
as the sea
will think of me!
"Think of Me" midi courtesy of http://wtv-zone.com/caseman/midi11.html - 10/19/06
"Think of Me" lyrics courtesy of http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Phantom-Of-The-Opera/Think-Of-Me.html - 11/01/06
Image of the Phantom and Christine courtesy of http://quizilla.com/users/TheWorldIsBlack42231 - 11/01/06
Pink Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 07/18/04
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
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!
Animated Boy Rolling on the Floor Laughing clip art courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Animated Laughter clip art courtesy
of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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