12/03/04 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sleigh Ride

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Okay, maybe there's no snow yet, but I'm freezing!  I even wore my tall black leather boots this morning.  But I do have some spectacular
things for you tonight!


From Eric Huffstutler (BHS - '75) - 12/01/04:

The Nick of Sammy & Nick's has been deceased longer than 18-months!  Actually Nicholas "Nick" Theodor died
February 19, 2001 at the age of 55.  He came to America in 1969 and his first venture was The Steak Den Restaurant. 
He is buried at Peninsula Memorial Park.
 
Sam "Sammy" C. Canavos is still alive.   The partner he had many years ago when my mother worked for them in the 1950s
and 1960s was Steve (I think his real name was Vasiliki) Siokis who also passed several years ago in 1990.  I'll double-check
that :-)
 
Some people got Nick Matthews of Nick's Seafood in Yorktown mixed up with Nick Theodor but obviously two different
people.  Nick Matthews died in 1983.  Here is a link to their beautiful gravesite monument:
 
http://www.kimshockey.com/va/mathews.html
 
Eric

   Aha!  So - I did NOT imagine that earlier date for Nick's death!  Sometimes I surprise myself.  Thanks, Eric.  Please promise
me you'll never reveal to me the sources of all your wondrous information.  I'm trying to preserve the magic here.  This is no time
of year for me to attempt to grow up - as though that effort would actually do any good...


From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/01/04:

Carol Buckwheat Darlin',
 
I am saddened to hear about the passing of Mrs. (Miss Helmer) Williams. I took her Government class and enjoyed her
as a teacher. And she was also a NORTHENDER!
 
TC!

   Thanks, Wayne Honey.  I was never privileged myself to have Miss Helmer for a teacher, but I've never heard anything
but good about her.


From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 12/01/04:

Carol,

Well - we all agree that Steve Corum ('62 of AL) was gorgeous. His mother, Libbie, was so sweet and very pretty too.  
They lived right across from Patsy (Blackard Hallett - '65 of VA) and right down the street from me ...
in Stuart Gardens. And - see - if you had come to see me this weekend, you could be here for the Grand Illumination.
Maybe next year!
Love - Pam

   Wow - lucky you two! 

   And as soon as Linda (Lane Lane - '64 of VA) mentioned Williamsburg's Grand Illumination, that was the first thing which
crossed my mind - "This Nearly Was Mine."  If you didn't hear me throwing a fit when the realization came to me that I wouldn't be
attending 65's Reunion Committee Holiday Party and enjoying your hospitality this weekend, it's only because I was out in public
and had to present some semblance of grace and maturity.  Trust me, I would have preferred to holler, scream, stomp my feet, pout, 
and throw things like the Super Brat that I am.  Sigh.  I still say maturity - like sleep and reality - is overrated.  What's the point in never
bothering to grow up if I have to PRETEND that I grew up?!?  Sheesh.

   Y'all have a wonderful time, and give my love to all!  I'll keep my eye on my watch Saturday night and try to imagine that I'm there.


From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 12/02/04:

Great Newsletter Carol,
 
Wishing you a safe, peaceful, joyful Holiday season.
 
Joe

   Thanks, Joe!  Y'all have fun at your Holiday Dinner next week!  (I'd crash your party, but I'm expecting company!  HA-HA-HA!)


From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/02/04:

Let's Jump Into The Wayback Machine.

Are you ready for a virtual ride on the Buckroe Roller Coaster?  Good.

First, we board the cars at the loading area .... Then, we are towed
up to the top of the first drop by that clackety chain ....
Then .... over the top and free fall to the bottom, screaming
all the way with our arms raised in reckless defiance
of gravity ....
Then we make the turn to the left and
see the ocean as we get ready for the
next drop ...
   
   


OOOOOWEWEEEE!!!!!!  THAT WAS FUN!!!!!!!!

   WOWZERONI!!!  David, you know I've always wanted my own Time Machine, and I really think that Buckroe Beach
Amusement Park
i
n its heyday would be the very first place I'd visit!  Thanks so much for these amazing, fabulous images!  Don't
ever lose that magical top hat from whence you extract these treasures, Sweetie!  We would all be the poorer for it.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buckroe-amusement.html


From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 12/02/04:

Good Morning, Carol
To all the members of the great Typhoon family -  I have great news..
The production of the DVD/VHS video from the 40th reunion of the  great Typhoon family Class of 1964,  is finally done.
It is AWESOME .... the committee would like to offer the final product for a $15.00 donation (cash or check). The DVD or
VHS form can be ordered by any NNHS alumni by contacting me directly (Tom Flax, 2413 Adair Ct, Va. Beach, VA  23456) 
or sending a e-mail to my email account: nnhs40video@yahoo.com.  I asked that the alumni specify which type they
would like DVD or VHS ....  What a great way to remember that special weekend..
I also have coffee mugs ($5) and NNHS school magnets ($2) still available, as well as the goodies bags($10) as shown
on the NNHS website ....
Thanks again for all your work on the website keeping the great Typhoon name alive ....
Nancy and I want to wish all the members of the great Typhoon Family a safe, happy and healthy holiday season .... and
remember .... we are all Typhoons Forever ....
Tom

   YAHOO!!!  That is super spectacular news, Tom!  I can't think of a single reason why a single one of you would NOT
want a copy of this production!  Y'all place your orders now for some great holiday enjoyment!  Thanks so much for all your hard
work, Tommy!  Best of everything to you and Nancy!


From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA to Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 12/02/04:

Tom,
 
Thanks for your hard work in bringing this "Collectors Item" to the "Typhoon Family" and at such a reasonable price to boot!!
 
To whom should any checks be written? Also, you will not "misunderstand" my request of one in each format; yes, I'll purchase
a copy in DVD format and one in VHS format. My check will be for $30.00.
 
Again, thanks and to you and your family this holiday season and the years to follow may you enjoy only the best of times.
 
Take Care!
Wayne
 

From Tom Flax ('64) of VA to Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/02/04:

Hey Wayne .... Just make the check out to me .... Thanks .... Tom

   And thanks, Wayne and Tom, for that clarification!


From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 12/02/04:

Carol,

Jeff and I were looking through the high school pictures in our class that you have posted, and he said you were really hot!
Wow - from a 14-year-old! On the other hand, he said I had helmet hair. From the mouths of babes - you can always count
on your kids for truth!
Love - your Cousin Pam

         
Carol - Fall of 1964 Pam - Fall of 1964          

   WOWZERS!!!  Tell Jeff he made my whole holiday season!  Lest you think I added this just to be self-serving (well, there is that,
too, I suppose - WILD GIGGLES!), let's think about this for a moment.  First of all, Pam was Head Cheerleader, Secretary of the
Student Council, a member of National Honor Society, and voted Most Popular in our senior class, and I was basically, um, nothing.

   But beyond that there's a point I would like to make that's only beginning to dawn on me after forty years, and I think it applies
to more of us than just me.  I never thought I was anything more than just barely passable.  I'd give it my best shot, but when I looked
in the mirror, all I ever saw was the same ugly duckling that used to receive unpleasant reactions and comments from my peers
in elementary school. When people told me later that I was pretty or even cute, I assumed there was one of three reasons for it: they
were just trying to be kind or polite, they had really poor judgment and taste, or they had ulterior motives.  There were two fellas
in high school who actually always addressed me as "Beautiful", and I knew and understood that they really believed that, but I
thought they were simply delusional.

   I've come to realize that many of y'all felt the same way about yourselves.  I've been astonished to learn that even many of you men
whom I always considered to be flat out gorgeous thought of yourselves as "average-looking".  I suppose it's possible that that very
humility is what made you even more attractive, because you were devoid of pride and conceit.

   But if I could give you any gift this holiday season, it would be the sure knowledge that you are beautiful.  You were then, and you
are now.  And as beautiful as you appear, your spirits are even more beautiful.

   Thanks, Pam - and Jeff!


   You know - if I hadn't squandered the entire day by goofing off, I could have had a lot more things done for you - but I did have fun!

   Y'all take care of each other!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Sleigh Ride

- Mitchell Parish, Leroy Anderson, 1948


Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you,
Outside the snow is falling
and friends are calling "Yoo hoo,"
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
let's go, Let's look at the show,
We're riding in a wonderland of snow.
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
it's grand, Just holding your hand,
We're gliding along with a song
of a wintry fairy land.

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
and comfy cozy are we
We're snuggled up together
like two birds of a feather would be
Let's take that road before us
and sing a chorus or two
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

There's a birthday party
at the home of Farmer Gray
It'll be the perfect ending a perfect day
We'll be singing the songs
we love to sing without a single stop,
At the fireplace while we watch
the chestnuts pop. Pop! pop! pop!

There's a happy feeling
nothing in the world can buy,
When they pass around the chocolate
and the pumpkin pie
It'll nearly be like a picture print
by Currier and Ives
These wonderful things are the things
we remember all through our lives!

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you,
Outside the snow is falling
and friends are calling "Yoo hoo,"
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
let's go, Let's look at the show,
We're riding in a wonderland of snow.
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
it's grand, Just holding your hand,
We're gliding along with a song
of a wintry fairy land

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
and comfy cozy are we
We're snuggled up together
like two birds of a feather would be
Let's take that road before us
and sing a chorus or two
Come on, it's lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

"Sleigh Ride" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/kerstmis_site/midi.html - 12/03/03

"Sleigh Ride" lyrics courtesy of http://www.nevada.edu/~blake/Christmas.songs.html - 12/02/04

 Sleigh Ride clip art courtesy of  http://groups.msn.com/VickisClipArtandAnimationStorage/clipartholiday.msnw - 12/01/04
(Posted by MSN Nickname CousinPaperClip™ on 12/18/2000)

Snowflake Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://webclipart.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=webclipart&zu=http://www.graphics-by-celeste.com/holiday_graphics/winter.html - 12/01/04

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