Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|Back on 10/29/05, our musical genius, Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, sent me a large batch of songs for our use on the Newsletters, including many for the bonus Newsletters such as this one. I really appreciated that, as both my Magic Shower and my Haunted Radio have been slacking on the job lately. This is one of those - and it's one of my all-time favorite songs. Thank you so much, David! You are my hero!|
|We had two people celebrating birthdays yesterday - Joe Drewry ('58) of VA and Ann Allen ('65) of FL. I hope y'all had a super good day! Sorry we missed it......|
1. Barbara Brewer ('69) of VA - 11/16/05 - "Referral from Bill Hobbs '66":
I graduated in the class of 1969. Bill (Hobbs - '66 - of Northern VA) asked me to contact you and ask that I be added to your mailing list. I have enjoyed the work you do on your web-site. I especially enjoyed Bill's "Light" work. I knew Charlie Vellines ('65) and Bill Hobbs and I really enjoyed the story. The North End Group was very special.
I recently graduated and took a Greek vacation to celebrate. I have not really recovered from the vacation or either the last week of work, or both. I am busy trying to recollect the music in Bellissima and Scola Cantorum. We have concerts! I cannot believe that I had time for a full time job! I am living in the Norfolk, VA area.
Hi, Barbara! Welcome aboard! We're glad to have you, and look forward to hearing from you often. Congratulations, both on your graduation and your trip! I've added your name to our Alumni List:
Hit # 40,500 was made on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 6:47 AM
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA.
SHHHH - Don't tell David I credited him with the hit. I couldn't locate even a dubious alternate candidate..........It'll just be our little secret.
While you're there, if you haven't played "Whack Britney with A Summer Sausage" lately, I highly recommend it as a great stress reliever:
But then of course, I'm easily amused......
From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 11/14/05 - "Help, please":
I sent you an email last week asking if you could tell me the class year of Paul Burton. I know how busy you are with the newsletter - and I am certainly grateful for your work - so I wondered if someone else could answer the question for me. Can we ask the mass-class of NNHS?
Now I can't even seem to locate your earlier message, Kathy, and I don't know why I cannot find Paul Burton. I have looked repeatedly, and by now I'm sure I'm looking right at his image and just not seeing it, so we will indeed call in the reinforcements.
I'm sorry this has taken me so long to address, Kathy.
From Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA - 11/16/05:
So your father worked at the
VA hospital in Hampton? My mom did also;
she was a nurse there for 33 years.
Thanks again for the newsletter and all your hard work.
Barbara Houston '68.
Oh, I wonder if they knew each other?!? Daddy was chief of the Domiciliary Clinic from February of 1954 until his death on 25 Apr 1960:
From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 11/16/05:
Gawd! You printed it! Iím in trouble now!
Oh, but Chandler Darlin', it was just too funny not to print! And the Devil didn't even make me do it. I claim all the responsibility myself!
Thanks again, Gorgeous!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/16/05 - "E-Bay Item":
|Have a look
at this item on E-Bay:
positively adorable! Thanks so much!
I posted the image last night:
While I was tooling around in E-Bay this morning, I found
|Nehi Soda Bottle 6-pack Carrier, for 9 or 10-oz. Bottles|
Then while I was fiddling with the Nehi
page, I added the secret treasure map to its former location. That is,
I suppose the building is no longer there. I keep forgetting to
look when I'm in town.
Thanks again, David!
|Location of Old Nehi Plant|
From Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA - 11/16/05 - "..last few images":
I've been trying to send you the last few images from my ancient images slide files...
Let me try sending a few at a time....
WOWZERONI-ROONI!!! I added Images #65, 66, 88, 101, and 102 to Bonus - Chip's Pix:
Chippy Darlin', these priceless treasures are incredibly wonderful! Thanks so very much!
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/16/05:
I belong to a Yahoo group that reads and discusses author Laurie King's Russell and Holmes books: The Beekeeper's Apprentice being the first. In Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes Canon the British word pawky came up. Pawky means artfully shrewd, canny. That lead to the discovery of another British word in the Canon which is still used in some areas of the Southern USA, "prise". That lead me to recall I use the words, "be still" instead of "be quiet". Several of us that use the term are from the south. Others whose parents were English and/or from New England remember using the words "be still" as I do. Even a third generation New Yorker's family use this term.
I was wondering if anyone in our group has any knowledge of the use of the words "prise" or "be still" ?
Ah, reading! I used to be a voracious reader, back when I had time for other pursuits. That was a while back; I believe it effectively came to a halt in May of 2003. I'm fairly certain that (other than the scriptures, which I still read daily) the last book I completed just before that happened was The Hope (1993) by Herman Wouk. I highly recommend it.
I will admit to total ignorance of your two British words. I looked up "prise" which seems to mean to raise or lift by force, or the act of raising, or leverage. This may be a personal thing with me, but probably because it's in one of my favorite scriptures, Psalm 46:10, "Be still, and know that I am G_d...", I only use the word "still" when I mean to connote a reverence accompanying the quiet. This is an excellent scripture to memorize when one begins to panic and become frantic at the mere thought of losing control (as I have spent most of this week...), because it's a reminder of Who is really in control.
When I simply want someone to stop talking, I will ask them politely to be quiet. If this is unsuccessful, I am more inclined to employ the standard formal, "Shut UP!" or the veddy-veddy standard formal, "Shut up yo' FACE befo' I biff you one!"
Thanks, Frances! Hopefully you'll have more satisfactory answers from someone else. Enjoy your reading, Lady. Sigh.
From Sandra Ray ('61) of VA - 11/16/05 - "Ms. Kanter, 5/61":
First hope this finds you well and wanted to let you know that you are doing a fantastic job with NNHS website and thank you for all you put into it.
I finally found this picture and taking the time to send it to you in case you would like to add it to your newsletters.
The picture is Ms. Kanter taken when we went to the DE Virginia State Contest. May 1961. Ms. Kanter still looks the same. We had a great time & I would've never entered if it hadn't been for Ms. Kanter. She gave me the courage to stand up in front of a crowd. No I didn't win with my presentation of Fiber Glass Drapes. I worked at Leggett's and was in the Drapery Department and had to know what I was selling. Guess it paid off for the Local Contest.
That's me on the left, what you can see.
Hope you get this. Let me know if you have time.
Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Angela Ray's Sister
WOWZERS!!! Thanks so much,
I added it to Miss Kanter's page:
May 1961 - Sandra Ray ('61) and
Miss Ettalea Kanter (Hampton HS - '55)
From Sandra Ray ('61) of VA - 11/17/05:
Thank you so much for considering Ms. Kanter's picture and my memories. I was so surprised you added it so soon. Gave me goose bumps!!! LOL!!
So soon?!? I was feeling guilty for the delay! GIGGLES!!! Some things are just far simpler for me to accomplish than others.
I have a picture of a girlfriend and a friend of hers taken in front of Grant's. If you would like to check it out I will see if I can find it. I don't think that either one of them went to NNHS; I believe they went to Warwick High School. I was the smart one, I couldn't wait to be transferred to NNHS.
Let me know if you think you might be able to use the picture of Grant's which was another place I also worked after I was married in 1963, I believe.
Yes, of course, Sandra! That would be super!
Thanks again, Carol! And I love to go back in time on your Web Site!
And thank you! I'm quite fond of that time travel aspect myself!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 11/16/05:
Hey Carol --
I didn't realize you had two photos of bus #91 on the CRT page, until you posted the one in the 11/16 newsletter. I think you're right -- that photo does look like the turnaround point at the ferry terminal.
The photo I was referring to as being at 25th and J, and apparently showing the "Norfolk Ferry" route, was 3 rows further down the page.
Well, I never claimed to be playing with a full deck, Sweetie!
It would seem that I have done more than a bit of a number here, so remind me to fix this on Tuesday, please. I'm expecting the return of my mind about then....
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 11/17/05 - "Meet a member of the NNHS Class of 1958":
has a home near Kilmarnock. They are visiting for a few days and we were
able to meet for lunch. It is the first time I've seen Elliot since our
1958 graduation. Now that Elliot is retired, they hope to spend more time
in Virginia and join us for some class gatherings. However, it will be
difficult to often leave their new (7 month old) granddaughter who lives
nearby their California home.
WOW-ZER-ONI!!! This is way beyond cool! I love reconnection stories probably more than most people, as I was "disconnected" for so many years. Thank you for sharing this with us, Joe!
We already had a great autographed picture of Elliot posted on our pages:
You might want to share today's
Newsletter with Elliot, Joe,
|1958 Anchor, p. 91|
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 11/17/05:
|Carol, if you can open this, and if you
have not already used it (I admit I have missed opening some things yet-I
this newsletter yet, for example), this is worth viewing, and it is
always a good time to honor those who have served and those who do serve. It
was forwarded to me today by a trumpet player friend of mine who is an
Army veteran, and who served overseas in various places.
Hey! I liked the Linkin Park tune!
OH, CRUM!!! I tried six ways from Tuesday to open that WAV file, Jimmy, but it just refused to cooperate. Thanks for the thought, though!
My daughter Adrienne was surprised, impressed, and thrilled that you liked her Linkin Park selection. Thanks for telling us, Sweetie!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/17/05 - "A reply to Dave (Spriggs - '64) - of VA)":
Once again reading the pages of "North End" in "Our Old Stomping Grounds", Dave's note finally came to my attention as containing a couple of questions that have yet to be answered. One of which I think he has already answered somewhere else on the site: the restaurant in the basement of the house on the south corner of 50th and Huntington Avenue, the one you entered from 50th Street. The one I looked right into from my bedroom windows.
It did indeed have a "Camel" sign regarding cigarettes and did have some brass railings and fixtures. The owner, whose name escapes me, had a daughter (if not more) named Betty that was in my class at Jackson. She had a noticeable limp, I don't know the cause, but she was really nice and very quiet; if not self-conscious. Sarah Sugah (Puckett Kressaty - '65 - of VA) and/or Pauline (Collins Shofner - '65 - of VA) may remember the family name?
As to the Colonial Store, indeed I remember that store and as Dave stated it wasn't very big. It was to become "Gibson's" after the Colonial chain left. The butcher shop on the NE corner of 48th and Huntington would eventually close and the building only served afterward as a storage facility.
At the corner of 50th and Washington Avenue was a hotel (not a five star by any stretch!) and a restaurant next to it on Washington between 50th and 49th streets. I can't remember the names of either one; I've drawn a blank. I'm talking about the late 50's to mid 60's time frame. Anyone remember the names? (Colonial Hotel, maybe?)
I'm sure we will soon, Wayne Honey! As you know, my mind is on sabbatical at the moment, so I don't, but the answers are out there, oh, yes!
That hotel sitting area is were we all (North End guys) gathered when we received the absolutely devastating news about Larry Harding ('65). What a loss.
Okay, well, that I remember all too clearly. I remember the exact spot where I was standing in the hall at Trinity Methodist Church when Linwood Wright ('65 - of VA) with tears streaming down his gorgeous cheeks told me. I could scarcely believe it. I can scarcely believe it even now after 40 years.
Thanks, Wayne Honey!
Y'all remind him what he wants to know. That's why we're all here.
From Joe Drewry
('58) of VA - 11/17/05 - "Famous Thespian soon to appear
on Newport News Stage":
WOWZERONI!!! Way to go, Lydia! Thanks for sharing this with us, Joe!
Y'all get your tickets and enjoy this special treat!
From Robert McKee - 11/18/05 - "Famous Marines":
Okay, here's the deal, I was reading your list and you have to remove Chuck Norris; He was in the Air Farce (sic), not the Corps.
Really? Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I thought I had read in the TV Guide and elsewhere that Chuck Norris was a Marine. If you can find me some documentation for this, I'd be delighted to switch him to Famous Airmen.
But as a consolation I have a few to add to your list.
Bob Bell aka Bozo the Clown
Bo Svenson - Walking Tall
Dale Dye - Actor
Larry Wilcox - CHiPs
Burt Reynolds ( Never heard this b4 but he's on 2 other lists)
Bugs Bunny - WWII had dog tags and all, retired as a Top. See Semper Bunny
Buddy Rich - musician
Opha Mae Johnson - the first WM
Thank you, Robert. I'll be adding the first eleven - including Bugs Bunny - at my earliest convenience. But as much as it grieves me, I cannot add Opha Mae Johnson. By the very definition, she's a "Noteworthy Marine", most famous for that fact alone. A "Famous Marine" is best known for something else. My list, my rule. I know, there may already be some exceptions to this rule (which I invented myself), but that was because someone caught me in an unguarded moment.
Some INFAMOUS MARINES
Lee Harvey Oswald
Charles Whitman - Texas Tower sniper
Oliver Sipple - tried to assassinate Ford
Sorry, Robert, I'm purposefully not including these three (as well as I few others, I'm sure). Once again - my list, my rule.
And for Lee Marvin did you know he is buried in Arlington? I have a picture of his tombstone somewhere.
I believe I did know that, yes. But if you find me an image of it, I'd be glad to include it as well.
Hussein Aidid - Leader of Somali
Thanks so much, Gunny!
From Me ('65) of NC 11/18/05:
one and only daughter,
Adrienne Harty of NC, had two back-to-back major events in her life this
week. On 11/16/05, she received her
Woman Recognition Award. This is roughly equivalent to
receiving the rank of Eagle Scout as her six older brothers had done before
her. She had worked diligently for the past six years to attain this
award, so we're all quite happy for her. The very next day, she was
given a makeover for part of a class demonstration that night, and looks
like a new woman.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005,
Thursday, November 17, 2005, 7:54
Thursday, November 17,
2005, 8:38 PM
Megan Mansfield and
Young Women Recognition
and her aunt,
Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59)
(first seeing her following the makeover)
I hadn't bragged about anything for a couple of weeks now, so I thought I'd share this with y'all. And I posted it on the News link:
| I attached
the existing Merrimac Motors page to Our Old Car Dealerships
and updated it as I did so, then made a page for Burford Buick and
attached it as well.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/burford-buick.html - brand new page
STILL TO COME:
|As incredible as it may seem, I still have not attended to the Briarfield School images from Fred Eubank ('64) of TX. There are also more surprises coming soon from David Whitley ('67) of VA, Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA, Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA, Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA, Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands, Dave Arnold ('65) of VA, Joe Madagan ('57) of FL, Tim Parsons ('73) of VA, Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL, Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA, plus an anonymous photographer of an anonymous location, plus all those Famous Marines. For all I know, there are probably many more...... Not that I've fallen behind or anything.............. Stay tuned.|
ANSWERS TO RANDOM ANONYMOUS QUESTIONS:
My old email
- is still valid for
receiving funds. They can also be mailed directly to my home.
Thanks so much!
2. PhotoShop: I have a super-dandy version of PhotoShop. It is capable of almost anything. Unfortunately, my knowledge of such things is extremely limited. I've even forgotten a great many things about it that I used to know. The good news is that my # 6 son, Dale, is a grand guru of PhotoShop, and will be home from California two months from yesterday. I'll have him teach me anew (well, a little bit, anyway), and we can resolve some of your issues at that time.
3. My Address and/or Phone Number: If you're having trouble finding me, my address appears on the front of the web site itself: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/ (about in the center of the page). Also my address and phone number appear on my business card which is reproduced on every Newsletter just above the song lyrics de jour. I can call you free of charge if you'd like, and of course, you're welcome to call me.
I hope this helps.
From Me ('65) of NC 11/19/05:
About twenty five
years ago, my #3 son,
Randolph Harty (Hillsboro HS, Hillsboro, IL - '92 - of IL) had a toy
His arms and legs could be stretched four times their normal length and he'd
snap right back - great fun.
For some reason for the past few days, I've felt a lot like ol' Stretch. It's as though I've been pulled in every possible direction, but without snapping back into place. It played into my worst fear, that of never quite making the grade, no matter what effort I expend. I thought I was bluffing my way through this time reasonably well, but several of y'all, bless your sweet, sensitive hearts, picked right up on it and inquired after me. (This, by the way, is another of those reasons why I don't play poker....)
I wanted to reassure you that I'm okay. I'm not ill, I was just simply overwhelmed. And I want to thank you so much for your kindness. I doubt I'll ever be able to express what your concern and caring meant to me. Y'all are the best!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Never My Love
- Don and Dick Addrisi
You ask me if there'll come a time
when I grow tired of you;
never my love, never my love.
You wonder if this heart of mine
will lose its desire for you;
never my love,
never my love.
What makes you think love will end
when you know that my whole life
depends on you?
You say you fear I'll change my mind
I won't require you,
Never my love,
never my love.
How can you think love will end
when I've asked you to spend your
whole life with me?
"Never My Love" midi courtesy of http://niteowl.org/midi/midi-other_oldies.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
"Never My Love" lyrics courtesy of http://www.links2love.com/love_lyrics_240.htm
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!
"First Love" Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/xserendipityx/32922434/ - 11/17/05
"Forever with Love" Image courtesy of http://www.photoartgallery.net/portfolio.htm - 11/17/05
Pink String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 11/17/05
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
"Stretch Armstrong" Image courtesy of http://www.bigredtoybox.com/articles/stretchindex.shtml - 11/19/05
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