"Keep away from people who try to
belittle your ambitions.
- Mark Twain
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
wondering what happened, that makes two of us. I managed to "break" my
email account just before sending out
announcement of that last Newsletter on the 24th. Whether you received notification of it or not, I've no idea. The good news
is - all is back up and running now. Without email, it was a very quiet holiday weekend indeed, I must tell you!
1. Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA - 11/26/04 - http://www.switchplatecoversbydesign.com
2. Mickie Settles Cook ('66) of VA - 11/27/04
3. Bob Cook ('67) of VA - 11/27/04
4. Lee Cook ('66) of PA - 11/27/04
WOWZERS! That's the biggest crop of Newbies we've had in a while! Welcome, one and all!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to one of my oldest and dearest friends - Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA. Congratulations, Sandi!
Some more Reunion photos have arrived. I even have some of them posted, and will add the others soon:
From Me ('65) of NC:
Thanks for your recent contributions to the upkeep of the page. That's just one more blessing in my life!
From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 11/21/04 (but only just discovered...):
Nothing like a Thanksgiving message from a real Pilgrim - GIGGLES! Thanks, Kathy!
Thanks for setting the record straight!
Dawn Yevak took Paul and me by to visit R.J.'s two years ago when we drove
up together to see David Ellenson's ('65
of NY) speech at CNU. We spent a delightful while there, and I hawked it pretty heavily upon our return. That, of course, was two years
ago, and long before we even had an "Our Old Stomping Grounds" section on the site. We'll need to correct this oversite, for while it probably wasn't an "old" stomping ground for the majority of us, it certainly should be visited now.
Thanks again, Kathy!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/24/04:
Oh, Wayne Honey - if you really wanna be
technical, I'll move you back to VA. Maybe I was just lonesome down
here. Yeah, that's it.
I'm sure it couldn't have been a typo! WILD GIGGLES!!!
Thanks, Sweetie-Pie! More giggles!
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/24/04:
Awwww, Frances -
I just KNEW you were going to confirm that! That explains why I didn't see
that beach on my last several trips
to Newport News. It doesn't even exist! I still don't know how a beach can be made to disappear - and I hope I never find out. Some
things are better off never to be learned.
Thanks, Frances - I had an awesome Thanksgiving, and I hope you did as well!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) - 11/24/04:
Cookin' - it is one of my favorite
things to do and I never get tired of it and am thrilled to have people to cook
You never get tired of cooking?!? Now THAT'S impressive!
I never get tired of crocheting, but COOKING???
Okay, I must
admit I did enjoy it this holiday. Having decided to go ahead and make a
mini-feast anyway, I had great fun. I baked
a ham, developed a new recipe for Southern Dressing, made my daddy's Spoon Bread, his mother's Cranberry Salad, Scalloped Corn,
Colonial Innkeeper's Pecan Pie with my Never-Fail Pie Crust, and threw in some dinner rolls. Adrienne made the Green Bean Casserole,
Stuffed Dates, and some sugar-free lemonade (all recipes available on request - HA-HA-HA-HA!).
Miles had been ill with that super nasty flu so they were not able to "get outta
Dodge" to visit their children, so we
persuaded them to come have dinner with us at 6:00 PM. So then there were five of us, and it was fun and relaxing and stress-free.
From Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 11/25/04:
Good morning! Happy Thanksgiving. Yes ... I know it's early .... I must be programmed to wake at 5:30. Surfing eBay and getting ready to do some laundry. I'll probably nap during the football game .... tradition, huh??? I'd rather be getting ready to go to Saunders for the game (even year ... we are the 'away' team). We're undefeated .... think we'll whup ya this year . Have a wonderful day .... talk atcha soon.
thanks, Babe! Ohhhh - wouldn't it be great to watch the Newport News /
Hampton Turkey Day Classic just one
more time?!? Sigh.
From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 11/25/04:
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hope this week is and was better for
you. More later.
Love - Cousin Pam
Thanks, Cousin Pam! My week thus far is much happier than last week. Say, do ya think it could be a hormonal imbalance?!?
From Gail Kiger Bonsey ('73) of OR -11/25/04:
In response regarding my previous posting--YES that was Steve Corum ('62)!!!! I spelled the last name wrong. Yes, I did
have good taste as a 6-year-old - ha - believe in the yearbook, he was voted best looking his senior year.....political correctness
what it is today - they don't even do that anymore! Have you ever heard from Steve Corum? (I recall Steve (Kiger -'66) got
'best all around' (now my 17-year-old son is just like him!)
Gail - Happy Thanksgiving from the beautiful Pacific Northwest
Gail, if I ever personally heard from the
incredibly gorgeous Steve Corum, I'd probably pass out even at this late date!
according to the 1997 35th Reunion Booklet for the Class of 1962 (thanks again, Jimmy-Jimmy!), Steve was living in Mobile, AL.
No more Halls of Fame??? Oh, the humanity!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/25/04:
Well, Wayne Honey, that would be due to my
broken email. In order to avoid another stroke, I'll leave it at that and
not think about it
Also from Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/26/04:
Honey, of course I knew that the more familiar and acceptable version of your
name was "Wonderful Wayne". I simply
thought Rip Precious had his own personal variation! You two are soooo FUNNY! WILDEST GIGGLES!!!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of VA - 11/26/04:
Well, Bill, that's just the neatest story! How wonderful to be able to visit with old friends - and on Thanksgiving Day, at that! And you've reconnected us all with Lee and Bobby and Mickie! Thanks so much!!!
From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 11/27/04:
Carol, I hope you had
a great Thanksgiving. You had the big family gig in October at the wedding and
you said it would be
a small group with you, your husband and daughter. I hope it was nice.
Thanks, Kathy! We added two more to our group, and it was really super! I hope yours was great as well!
From Al Loreth (one of our Famous Marines) of CO - 11/28/04:
From Janice Mc Cain Rose ('65) of VA - 11/29/04:
WOWZERONI, Janice! That is indeed one of the most incredible - and most unexpected - things that I've seen lately! Thanks!
Y'all take care of each other!
Love to all, Carol
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Stand By Me
(Ben E. King) When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we'll see No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid Just as long as you stand, stand by me And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh, now now stand by me Stand by me, stand by me If the sky that we look upon Should tumble and fall And the mountains should crumble to the sea I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear Just as long as you stand, stand by me And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me-e, yeah Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me, oh now now stand by me Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me Darlin', darlin', stand by me-e, stand by me Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me
"Stand by Me" midi courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/rokpile/rokcaverns.html - 11/29/04
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Victorian Souvenir of Friendship clip art courtesy of http://www.doverpublications.com/sampler/1112/sample14.htm - 11/12/04
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