60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION PLANS AND NEWS



CLASS OF 1964 60th BIRTHDAY DETAILS - updated 07/18/06

CLASS OF 1964 60th BIRTHDAY RESERVATION FORM - updated 07/15/06

CONFIRMED ATTENDING - updated 09/21/06

BIRTHDAY PARTY PICTURES - added 10/15/06



ATTENTION: MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1964!!

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS
FOR OUR 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!

Ya’ll didn’t believe that we were serious about that September 1st deadline “thing”,
did you? We did that just to get you motivated.

The truth is that you can still sign up and pay at the door. If you don’t want to miss a great party
with FREE BEER AND WINE, then send us an e-mail at
nnhs64@cox.net
and let us know how many will be attending. When you arrive at 7:00 PM on Saturday, 14 October,
Faith Strickland Groom (ably assisted by her husband, Nelson) will be happy to accept your cash
or check for $25.00 per person at the door.

This is your last chance to get in on all the fun, food, dancing, and perhaps, a birthday surprise.
And, did I mention FREE BEER AND WINE?

Be sure to bring you cameras. We look forward to seeing you there.
 

---Your NNHS 64/60 Birthday Celebration Committee---

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/28/06
EXCELLENT!  Thanks, Dave!



The NNHS 64/60 Birthday Celebration Committee are pleased to announce that our Class Co-Sponsor, Miss Ettalea Kanter,
will be joining us for our 60th Birthday Celebration.  We have also spoken with our Class Co-Sponsor, Mr. Warren Reed.
Unfortunately, he currently has a schedule conflict and will be unable to attend. He explained that his schedule
may clear, which would permit him to be there.  We are keeping our fingers crossed. 

"Hey, Warren, it wouldn't be the same without ya."

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/16/06
SUPER!  Thanks, Dave!


 
Congratulations to Sue Scott Moore and Randy Bearor, who tied for the honor
of being first to make their reservations for our NNHS 64/60 Birthday Party.
Their replies were waiting in my P. O. Box less than 72 hours after I placed
the invitations in the mail.
 
- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/16/06
 

ATTENTION: NNHS CLASS OF 1964

 
OUR 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANS ARE NOW FINALIZED,
AND THE INVITATIONS WILL SOON BE IN THE MAIL TO YOU.
 
BUT, THERE IS NO NEED TO WAIT FOR YOUR POSTMAN TO ARRIVE.
YOU CAN SIGN UP RIGHT NOW.
 
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN THIS WEB PAGE:
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2006-64-DETAILS-B.html
 
THEN PRINT OUT AND COMPLETE THE RESERVATION FORM
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2006-64-RESERVE-B.html
 
AND POP IT ... AND THE CHECK ... IN THE MAIL TO US.
IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE.
 
AND, AT THE  RIDICULOUSLY LOW FEE OF $25.00 PER PERSON,
HOW COULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER MISSING THIS GALA EVENT?
 
(HECK!! I'D GIVE IT AWAY, BUT COOKIE WON'T LET ME!!)

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/08/06


We all agree that the Class of 1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion.  However, the Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964 to our 60th Birthday Celebration.

But, the good news for all you High School Reunion "Junkies" out there is that you can look forward to our 45-year Reunion in 2009.
 

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/23/06


ATTENTION ALL CLASS OF 1964 TYPHOONS

 

MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW TO ATTEND

OUR SUPER-DUPER PARTY TO CELEBRATE

OUR COLLECTIVE 60TH BIRTHDAY

 

OCTOBER 14TH 2006, 7:00 – 11:00 PM

SPIRIT EVENTS

12672 PATRICK HENRY DRIVE

NEWPORT NEWS VA

Your Celebration Committee is pleased to announce that we have engaged the services of the incomparable Gidi of Gidi Gourmet Catering. He has created for us a menu comprised of his finest delicacies, which are not only a feast for the palate, but for the eyes, as well. All of the images below were taken at previous parties at Spirit Events, which were catered by Gidi.

MENU

HOT HORS D'OEUVRE

Fresh Salmon & Vegetables on Skewers

Beef Tenders stuffed with Wild Rice

Roasted Cornish Hen pieces (marinated) with herbes d'provence

Scallops wrapped in Bacon

 

COLD HORS D'OEUVRE

Assorted Cheese and Crackers

Fruit Display with Chocolate Fountain

Cream Puffs stuffed with Chicken Breast Salad

Mini Cold Cut Rolls with condiments

Fresh Vegetable Tray with Dip

Vegetarian Puff Pastries

Mini Skewers with Shrimp & Vegetables/Cocktail Sauce

Tortellini Parmesan Salad

German Potato Salad/Mayo Potato Salad

 

DESSERTS AND DRINKS

Fruit Punch

Iced Tea

Assorted Sodas

Coffee, cream, sugar

           
 

If you will require lodging, we have reserved a block of 15 rooms at the Point Plaza, 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News VA, for Saturday night, October 14th, at a special NNHS rate of $79 (Standard) or $99 (Suite) plus 12.5% tax. You must make your reservation NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006. Call 1-757-599-4460 or 1-800-841-1112. In order to receive the special rate, you must clearly say "NNHS Class of 1964 Birthday Celebration" when making the reservation. Because of this requirement, it is recommended that you DO NOT make your reservation over the Internet.

We hope to mail your invitation to attend and reservation form to each of you before the end of June.
Watch your mailbox.

Check this web page often. We will post the latest information about our Party here,
including a list of those Classmates planning to attend.
 

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06


 

MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1964 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
 

 
 

Our 60th Birthday Celebration has been scheduled:

 
 

WHEN: 

14 OCTOBER 2006

7:00 - 11:00 PM

 


WHERE:
 

SPIRIT EVENTS

12672 PATRICK HENRY DRIVE

NEWPORT NEWS  VA 23602
 

 
   
 


WHAT:

INFORMAL "SOCK HOP"

(WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM)

CATERED FOOD

ADULT BEVERAGES

MUSIC

DANCING

BIRTHDAY CAKE

 

__________________________________ 

YOU CAN ALWAYS CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1964-B.html

OR YOU CAN E-MAIL US AT:

nnhs64@cox.net

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/06

  Thanks, Dave!  We wish you all success and happiness with it!

 

Carol,

On Saturday, 25 March, I had the honor to attend a surprise 60th birthday party
for Cookie in Seaford VA.  Of course, the "NNHS Magi-Cam" was also in attendance
and captured the following images:

 

   
 
BEFORE COOKIE ARRIVED
 
The Seaford Women's Club
Cookie's Gift and Card Table  
     
   
  ... and Cookie's Birthday Cake
The Sumptuous Array of Food
There was a collage of photos, and I just HAD to capture this one of Cookie and Donnie Tyndall on Prom night.
 
     
   
 
And here are the NNHS attendees: (l to r): Sue Scott Moore, Sandi Williams Patrick, Dave Spriggs, Jane Coltrain Leonard (and granddaughter), Sue Miller Dearnley, Judy Weckleman McPherson, and Judy Phillips Allen ('66) (husband Jerry Allen - '65 was there, but managed to dodge the photo).
Cookie Arrives ... as we all sang Happy Birthday to her ...and greets her guests  
     

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/26/06

  Thanks, Dave! What a delightful surprise for Cookie!  And what a wonderful time y'all must have had together!


Several of us 1964 gals met for breakfast on Feb 18th at the Chicahominy House in Williamsburg.
 
   
  Sue Miller Dearnley,
Sue Scott Moore, and Jeanette Parrish Houston
Dyanne Pritchett Lathan, Judy Weckleman
McPherson, Bonnie Binford Mizelle, and Sandi Williams Patrick
Sue Miller Dearnley and
Sue Scott Moore
Dyanne Pritchett Lathan and Judy Weckleman
McPherson
 
           
   
  Jeanette Parrish Houston Bonnie Binford Mizelle and Sandi Williams Patrick Jeanette Parrish Houston, Cookie Phillips Tyndall, and Jane Coltrain Leonard Angie Ray Smith, Jeanette Parrish Houston, and Becky Goolsby McCallum  
           
           

 ... Unfortunately (it only shows) the back of Becky Goolsby McCallam's head. My camera was full
before I could get a frontal picture of Becky.  Sorry, Becky.

- Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 02/19/06

WOWZERONI-RINI!!! What a blessing you have to be living on "the sacred soil of Virginia", and to be able
to arrange these little get-togethers frequently! Thanks so much for sharing these with us, Cookie!

 


 
 
Subject: Minutes of Meeting, 11 Feb 2006

 
The following members were in attendance:
 
Cookie Phillips Tyndall
Sue Miller Dearnley
Nelson and Faith Strickland Groom
Dave Spriggs
 
We looked over the Questionnaire responses and the spreadsheet tabulation created by Dave.  There was a wide range of ideas for an event, a location and dates.  While there was no clear "winner" for any category, it was determined (after some discussion) that the event would be an informal dinner/dance and take place in late September or early October.
 
With that decided, we moved on to venues.  There were several locations discussed, and it was decided that we would investigate each of four possible sites and report our findings at the next meeting. For planning purposes, we estimated that there would be 100 attendees, catered food, and a band or DJ.
 
The following assignments of Committee members to sites were made:
  • Sue Miller Dearnley - Spirit Events, Patrick Henry Drive
  • Sue Miller Dearnley - Newport News Park
  • Cookie Phillips Tyndall - Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown
  • Dave Spriggs - The Woodlands Hotel & Suites, Williamsburg
The next meeting is scheduled for 12:30 PM,  Sunday, 19 February 2006:
 
Silver Diner
12581 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23608
989-6622
 
All members of the Class of 1964 are welcome to attend and share your ideas and creativity.
 

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/13/06

Thanks, Dave!

 


 
   
  Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA
Nelson Groom of VA Faith Strickland Groom and Sue Miller Dearnley
(both '64 of VA)
Faith Strickland Groom, Sue Miller Dearnley, and Cookie Phillips Tyndall
(all '64 of VA)
 
  I think this is a great picture. This is also very good. You two couldn't possibly be 60. You fellows better beware; this is a suspicious looking bunch.  
           

 - Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 02/12/06

Such fun you had - love your captions!  Thanks, Cookie!
 


 
   

Well, Carol, here we are planning our 60th birthday party. 

Now, where did those 60 years go?  Didn't we just graduate?  There must be some mistake.

This was taken at Cavanaugh's Bagel Shop, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006.

- Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 02/12/06

Oh, how cute!  Thanks, Cookie!

 
  Nelson Groom, Dave Spriggs, Faith Strickland Groom, Sue Miller Dearnley, and Cookie Phillips Tyndall    
       

 


The NNHS 64/60 Birthday Celebration Committee will meet at 10:00 AM on Saturday, 11 February, at Cavanaugh's Cafe & Bakery (formerly Chesapeake Bagel Bakery) at Kiln Creek Shopping Center:
 
Cavanaugh's Cafe & Bakery
212 Arthur Way
Newport News
(757) 872-8000

All interested 1964 Classmates are welcome to attend.

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/07/06

Thanks, Dave!


The Committee will meet at 9:00 am, Saturday, 12 November, to fold letters and stuff envelopes.

The attached documents (word converted to HTML) will go in the mail on Monday 14 November
to all NNHS 64 alumni for whom we have a mailing address - about 230 of 299.

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/11/04

Thanks, Dave!

 

NEWPORT NEWS HIGH SCHOOL                                        

CLASS OF 1964, 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

P.O. BOX 6387, NORFOLK VA 23508-0387                      

nnhs64@cox.net        http://nnhs65.00freehost.com/

__________________________________________________________________

To All Our TYPHOON Classmates,

There is no gentle way to say this except to simply say it:

WE ARE TURNING 60 NEXT YEAR!!!

Well, most of us are, anyway.  And your Committee thought that we ought to celebrate that milestone event in our lives with each other in some way and at some time in the year 2006.

We met and discussed some ideas, but we quickly realized that we needed to capitalize on the enormous creativity of the members of our illustrious Class of 1964. And, so, we are turning to all of you to come up with some ideas for us.

On the reverse of this page is a Survey. Please let us know your ideas on what you would like to do, where you would like to do it, and in what month in 2006 you would be most likely to attend. We hope you will return the Survey even if you will be unable to attend the Celebration; we want your ideas.

Of course, you may reply by e-mail to nnhs64@cox.net , but please include all information from the Survey, especially your contact information.

We would like to receive all Surveys by December 15, 2005, so that we may determine the most popular event, location and time for our celebration.  From our tally of the responses we will select the event, date, and place and begin planning.

If you would like to join us and work on The Committee, please note that fact on your Survey.

Best Wishes from your 60th Birthday Celebration Committee:

 

Angie Ray Smith
Cookie Phillips Tyndall
Dave Spriggs
Faith Strickland Groom
Jane Coltrain Leonard     
Ray Staton
Sandi Williams Patrick
Tom Flax

 

NNHS CLASS OF 1964

60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SURVEY

PLEASE COMPLETE AND MAIL THIS SURVEY TO US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15, 2005.

NOTE: PERSONAL INFORMATION IS FOR COMMITTEE USE ONLY AND WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED.  IT WILL BE  MAINTAINED IN OUR MASTER DATA BASE.

 

NAME:                 ___________________________________________________

(Female married alumni please include surname at NNHS)

ADDRESS:           ___________________________________________________

                             ___________________________________________________

                             ____________________________ZIP (9-digit)_____________

HOME PHONE:    _(        )_____________________________________________

WORK PHONE:   _(        )_____________________________________________

E-MAIL:               _________________________________________________    

(E-mail address is crucial for short notice communication.)

 

1.      I SUGGEST THE FOLLOWING EVENT(S):

 

 

 

2.      I SUGGEST THE FOLLOWING LOCATION(S):
 

 

 

3.      I WOULD BE MOST LIKELY TO ATTEND, IF THE EVENT WERE HELD

      IN THE MONTH OF:

 

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YOUR ENVELOPE AND STAMP FOR YOUR REPLY WILL SAVE SIGNIFICANT FUNDS IN YOUR CLASS TREASURY. SIMPLY USE YOUR SCISSORS TO REMOVE THIS ADDRESS LABEL AND TAPE IT TO THE FRONT OF YOUR ENVELOPE

 

   NNHS CLASS OF 1964

   60TH BIRTHDAY SURVEY

   P.O. BOX 6387

   NORFOLK VA 23508-0387

 

 

 
The inaugural meeting of the NNHS Class of 1964 60th Birthday Celebration Committee
was held at 6:00 PM, 25 August 2005, at the Bank of America at Patrick Henry Mall. 
In attendance were:
 
Cookie Phillips Tyndall
Dave Spriggs
Faith Strickland Groom (and husband Nelson)
Ray Staton
Tom Flax
 
Several ideas for a celebration sometime in 2006 were informally discussed. It was agreed
that we would draft a letter and send it to all NNHS 64 Class Members soliciting ideas and
time frames for a celebration.  If you are a NNHS 1964 alumnus reading this, please begin
thinking about what you would like to do and when you would like to do it. Also, if your
mailing or e-mail address or other contact information has changed since July 2004, please
e-mail your revised information to
nnhs64@cox.net.
 

Birthday

- John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Recorded: September 18, 1968, Abbey Road Studios, London
Length: 2:43
Discography:
- The Beatles (The White Album)

 

You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too--yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party.

I would like you to dance--Birthday
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance-Birthday
I would like you to dance--Birthday
Dance

I would like you to dance--Birthday
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance-Birthday
I would like you to dance--Birthday
Dance

You say it's your birthday
Well it's my birthday too--yeah
You say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

 


(This page was created on 08/26/05 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA.)


"Birthday" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/2729/index2.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/26/05
Thanks, David!

Well, I batted around some Sinatra stuff and some Fleetwood Mac stuff and even some ABBA stuff.

NONE of them could even touch the most likely and most excellent MIDI for a page concerning a milestone birthday celebration.
And, yes, I know we have already used it elsewhere, but I don't care.

Excellent choice, as always, Dave!

"Birthday" lyrics courtesy of http://www.iqm.ro/beatles/lyrics/pbirthday.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/26/05
Thanks again, David!

Image of Spirit Events by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - Saturday, March 18, 2006, 1453 - 03/19/06
Thanks once more, Dave!

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