11/09/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Think of Me
"When you remember me, it means
that you have carried something of who
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This Newsletter theme is being repeated from exactly two years ago today:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjM1Lrsb7I8 - Think of Me - Emmy Rossem, Phantom of the Opera, 2005
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV and FL!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to 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!
Happy Birthday this week to:
12 - Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;
14 - Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND Timothy of DC (son of Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA);
15 - the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND My Niece, Shari, of VA;
16 - the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08)!
Many Happy Returns to you all!
CALLING ALL 1964 CLASSMATES:
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/03/08 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION DATES":
Could you post this in each newsletter until Monday, 10 November?
NNHS 1964 Classmates,
At the first meeting of your 45th Reunion Committee, it was decided that October 2009 was the best month in which to schedule our 45th reunion. We initially selected the weekend of 10 and 11 October, which is a holiday weekend (Columbus Day). Our thinking was that you would prefer to travel and attend over a 3-day holiday. If a suitable venue is not available for that date, our alternate date is the following weekend, 17 and 18 October.
Thanks to the internet and e-mail, we have the opportunity to poll all of you about your date preference.
We are asking you to reply by e-mail with your preference for one of these two possible dates. If you have already replied to an e-mail which you received, then your preference has been recorded.
Please reply no later than Sunday, 9 November 2008, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the responses are tallied, we will arrange a venue for your preferred date.
NNHS 64/45 REUNION COMMITTEE
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/08/08 - "Homework":
your children's homework:
(Mommy works at Home Depot; she was selling a shovel.)
YIKESARONI-GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/08/08 - "RE: 11-07-08-NNHS-Pop-Richardson":
The obituary said that his father's name was Thomas.
In the 1954 Hills Directory for North End, which I
extracted for the web site some years ago,
If all that is true, then Pop Richardson was known to me in 1953-1955 as Randy Richardson, and our connection is so much more than mere proximity. You see, those two houses shared a driveway, and it was in that driveway that Randy taught me how to throw and catch a baseball at my tender age of 7-9, when I visited my grandparents from my home in Ferguson Park. My vivid recollection is that he threw very hard, and I learned to catch more out of a sense of survival than one of athleticism. It seems to me that he spent many hours over many days over many months, patiently showing me the fundamentals, which stood me in good stead during a stellar Little League career in , during the summers of 1956/57/58. Just two years ago I confirmed all of this with Richie Allen, NNHS 1966, who lived nearby on then-Virginia Avenue, and also played catch with Randy.
Like most boys of that time, my father taught me to play baseball. But, I have to say that Randy was a very close second in instilling in me a love for the game and the skills to play it.
I also have a recollection of spending hot summer afternoons in Randy's home, sprawled on a cool linoleum floor, learning the surgical precision of playing Pick-Up Sticks. My visual memory, even after all these years, is that I rarely saw Randy in that driveway without a bottle and a foil bag of Snyder's potato chips.
|This is an
old tune: I had planned to look him up, plan a quick visit, and reminisce
about those days of innocence,
and baseball. Sadly, I will never have that chance,
Here is an image showing that driveway and a portion of the Richardson home.
AWWW - I've mentioned before what an exceptionally adorable little baby you were, David. Speaking as the mother of seven and the grandmother of ten (plus a few other babies I pretend are my grandchildren), in all modesty I consider myself an expert in the selection of adorable babies. My judgment of this old photo is prime evidence that I am.
|Summer of 1947|
|Art and Davey Spriggs|
Your story is a poignant reminder that we should never let opportunities slip through our fingers. If a gathering or a reunion or a meeting comes our way, what could possibly be more important? As humans, we often seem to fritter away our lives on matters of "earth-shattering" trivialities, while the weightier matters of an eternal nature - such as friendships and family - pass us by.
Thank you so much, David - both for the precious image and the reminder! I've added your remark to Randy's memorial Newsletter:
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From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/09/08 - "FW: Anchors for sale, correct price":
Please correct any newsletter and web page entries regarding Marcus’ asking price for old Anchors.
From Marcus C. Higgins of AZ to Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/09/08 - "Anchors for sale.":
Please correct my mistake on the price of the Anchor yearbooks I have for sale. I should have written book $15, shipping $10...total $25. I hope this helps someone purchase a long lost memento.
Thanks again, Marcus
Oh, certainly! The corrected passage in that issue - http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/11-05-08-NNHS-Samhain.html - now reads:
I am Marcus Higgins, class of '65, NNHS.
I have Anchor yearbooks for sale, from 1961, 62,
63, and 1964. I am asking just $25 total for each book
- $15.00 for the Anchor, and the ten
dollars it costs to ship from Phoenix, AZ where I live to VA or wherever because the
books are heavy. The books are in good condition, just a little signing inside
the back cover. Ha.
Thank you again, Gentlemen!I've added this to TYPHOONMART:
From My Friend, Leo, of NC - 11/05/08 - "CLEAN Joke":
Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while they got to know each
other so well, they decided to get married.
One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom broom.
The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely.
After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the bride-broom leaned over and said to the groom-broom, "I think I am going to have a little whisk broom!"
"IMPOSSIBLE !" said the groom broom.
(Are you ready for this? Brace yourself; this is going to hurt!!!!!!)
"WE HAVEN'T EVEN SWEPT TOGETHER!"
Oh for goodness sake... Laugh, or at least groan. Life's too short not to enjoy... Even these silly .....little cute............. And clean jokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds to me like she's ....... ! .......been ....sweeping around!!!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/31/08 - "++++ MAXINE +++++" (#6 in a Series of 15):
..... More from the
gal everyone loves and admires.....
Whatever pops into her mind, Maxine says. Ordinarily, folks might be offended. But instead, millions of Americans have identified with the crabby, irreverent Maxine, the popular Hallmark character that lambastes everything from holidays to aging, and does not hesitate to tell it like it is - or as she sees it.....
1. Thursday, December 4, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, VA - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955
2. April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 - Class of 1954 will hold their 55th-Year Reunion. For details contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1954
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/06/08
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 11/04/08
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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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!
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Coast Guard Flag 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
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
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