TYPHOONMART


My buddy,
     
Bobby Hatten (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65 - of VA), read my book, Best Friends Forever: Growing Up in the '50s, and wrote this review which he published on
Amazon. He suggested that I send it to you and ask that you include it in a newsletter. He thinks a lot of people would enjoy the book. I appreciate his idea and review and think he is so sweet to suggest this.
What follows is what he wrote. Thanks.

                                                Best Friends Forever: Growing Up in the '50s. Available on Amazon in paper and for reader devices.

-      The Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of CA - 04/20/16
 


By R. Hatten on April 20, 2016
 

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase


All of us who were born before 1950 and grew up in the early 1950s remember and cherish the vignettes of our own childhood that Pam Arnold brings vividly back to our minds in this retreat to the sweetness, safety and simplicity of those long ago days. Days before divorce was commonplace – when being the child of a single mother was uniquely painful and created insecurities, loneliness and separateness from other children. Days when having the security of a single friend in the first grade became a substitute for security of a complete family. Days when life itself was so safe that 6 year olds could walk to school and explore a creek on the walk home with no worries or danger from attack. Days when childhood games were jump rope, when Santa really came but only brought one or two presents, where families ate dinner together, and where young children were totally safe outside and alone. To millennials, the world of the 1950’s must seem like a different planet, but for those of us who lived it and cherish those memories, Arnold’s autobiographical trip down memory lane is a delicious treat.

“Growing up in the 50s” begins in Miami, Florida where pre-school age Pam begins to become aware of the world around her and the limitations of being the only child of a divorced mother who made “bad choices”. Pam and her divorced mother, Waller, soon leave their comfortable home with Pam’s grandparents and migrate to the shipyard community of Newport News, VA for “independence”, where an extended family of cousins welcome them to a blue collar town.

Waller, a young nurse, must soon abandon her low paying career to work as a secretary. Pam learns to adapt to a friendless and challenging lifestyle. But none of these challenges daunt the spirit of Pam, who cheerfully charges forth into every minute of her new life with the determination of Lewis and Clark, finding pleasure in the simplest of new experiences, fantasies and even temporary setbacks.

Arnold’s conversational dialogue – with her family and friends – is so real that you might think she actually had a recorder, and to those of us who grew up in Newport News, the landmarks and vivid descriptions of our home town consistently bring a smile of recognition and nostalgia. But the most real part of her very personal book, written primarily for children, is the emotion she shares about her first and lifelong friend, Patsy, the love that she receives from her extended family, her raucous sense of humor at a mock funeral for a rat, and the joy of life as a six year old that she infectiously spreads onto every chapter of this lovely life story. For those of you who may have forgotten life as a child in the 1950s this is a must read; for those of you born into the age of McDonald’s, iPhones and computer games, this will be very foreign, but you will be jealous. Well done Pam.


 
To: NNHS Classmen:

I will be offering the new NNHS Cap mentioned recently, on my eBay Store @ www.raglandtradingpost.com. Pre orders can be made at a discounted price compared to my regular cap prices. First shipment will be here about mid-March and any pre orders will be shipped immediately. Profits will be given to charities and some to NNHS65 newsletter for support of the efforts Carol makes on that site for us Classmates.

Thank you! Butch

 -    Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 02/22/14 and 03/30/14

(Unlike the photo, the caps will be navy blue with gold embroidery.)

  OLD RUSTIER ANCHOR - 2004

FREE!

Get the Exciting Details HERE!

(This page division was added 01/05/07)

 
 


CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED

“MY OLD STOMPING GROUNDS”

Get the Exciting Details HERE!

(This page division was added 05/05/05, and updated 05/18/06)

Donations go to the NNHS Class of 1964.
 

 
 
Order a set of those super five Oldies CDs compiled
by   Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
and featured at the Great 40th Reunion of the Class of 1964!

(Yours for a modest donation to the Class of 1964.)

Order Your Fabulous CDs HERE!

(This page division was added 05/05/05.)

Donations go to the NNHS Class of 1964.
 

 
 
Goodies from the Great Class of 1964

(This page division was added 02/23/05.)

Donations and or proceeds from sales go to the NNHS Class of 1964.
 

 
 
The 1951 Turkey Day Program!

This is a 32-page special edition, crammed with vintage photos and
articles. 
  Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA generously scanned
it and burned it to a CD. It is available as a promo to anyone
who donates $10 or more to our website. As Tom says,
"It should be a big hit with both Crabbers and Typhoons."

CONTACT Tom at t.norris1@charter.net;
SEND donation to Carol via PayPal at:
nnhs65@gmail.com OR
Mail to: Carol Buckley Harty
(Address available on request)

(This section was added 12/20/05 and amended 09/27/08 and 05/05/11.)

Contributions go to the upkeep of the NNHS 65 Web Page.
 

 
 
Typhoon Decals!
  
(1) Removable Static Decal - This decal is one piece and can
be applied to any window
inside your automobile.  You can move it to any window in your automobile.  As it is removable, you can move it from automobile to automobile.
The cost is $10.00.
 
    (2) Vinyl Permanent Decal - This decal goes on the outside
of your car window.   If you have tinted windows, this is the
one you will want.  Dee has had a Typhoon decal similar
to this one on her jeep since 1999 and it still looks great. 

The cost is $12.00.

 
Order by e-mail (dhbartram@cox.net) or by phone (757-868-8443).
Upon receipt of your check or money order, your decal will be mailed to you,  Send to: 
 
Dee Bartram
21 Laydon Way
Poquoson, VA  23662   
 
Thank you for your support!

(This section, intended to be added on 01/23/06,
was actually added 10/04/06.)

Proceeds go to the NNHS Class of 1966.
 

 
 
WGH Simulator!

Produced by    Steve Silsby  (FHS- '72) of NC

Available for a $20.00 Donation to

Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Contributions go to the upkeep of the NNHS 65 Web Page.

(This section, intended to be added on 02/27/06,
was actually added 10/04/06.)
 

 
 
Typhoon Shirts and Caps!

Carol, here is the place to get "stuff": www.beneficial-merchandise.com/
or e-fax 1-(270) 818-1754, or for us "old folks"......1-767-343-5474.

- Richard Marshall ('66) of VA - 07/20/09
SUPER! Thanks, Richard!

(This section was added 10/04/06, and amended 07/21/09.)
 

 
     
   
I have scanned in their entirety the early Beacons which I only scanned
selectively in the early days of placing them on the Newsletter.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Beacons.html 

... I will build a CD will all the Beacon images for anyone for a $2.00 donation
to the NNHS 64 Treasury - nnhs64@cox.net:

NNHS Class of 1964
P.O. Box 6387
Norfolk, VA 23508-0387

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/15/08
Thank you so much, Dave!
 

 
     
 

 
CRABBERMART

(This unlikely page division was added 10/11/05.)

 

 
  OTHER GREAT OFFERS!  
     
 
Eine Kleine Weihnachtsmusik
(A German American Christmas)

featuring    The Washington Saengerbund
Blaskapelle "Alte Kameraden"
The Shenandoah Alpine Horns
The Schulmerich Carillon

Bring back memories of old familiar Christmas carol from Germany

This CD is packed with 70 minutes of your favorite German holiday melodies
featuring 19 beloved Christmas carols, traditional Weihnachtslieder, and festive
seasonal selections.

  Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA is a member of the German Band.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/band-64.html

$15 per CD plus $2.50 shipping and handling

THE CITY of FAIRFAX BAND ASSOCIATION
P. O. Box 1306
Fairfax, VA 22038-1306
(703)757-0220

www.fairfaxband.org

(This section was added 12/20/05.)

Proceeds of sales go to the City of Fairfax Band Association.
 

 
   
 
 


"Kauia on My Mind"

A CD of 18 slack key guitar solos by Bill Campbell, all played in Taro Patch tuning.

A haole's interpretation of Hawaiian slack key guitar.

http://www.billcampbell.us

http://www.gigmasters.com/music/BillCampbell/

  From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA
billnn54@cox.net

TO ORDER:

Send $14.95, by check or money order
(INCLUDES SHIPPING, HANDLING, AND TAX) to:

Lehua Records
P.O. Box 1034
Lightfoot, VA 23090
 

$14.95

 
     
   
“The Living Weapon”, part of the PBS series, “American Experience”, an historical perspective on the U.S. Biological Warfare Program - broadcast in most areas on 02/05/07

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weapon/

"Soon after the United States entered World War II, President Roosevelt received information that Germany and Japan were developing biological weapons. In response, the U.S. and its allies rushed to develop their own germ warfare program, enlisting some of America's most promising scientists in the effort. This program examines the race to develop biological weapons in the 40s and 50s, and the challenges and moral dilemmas the scientists faced."

  Featuring Norman Covert ('61) of MD
who served as public affairs officer and Command Historian
at Fort Detrick (1977-1999)

nmcovert77@aol.com

TO ORDER:

http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=
2611499&cp&keywords=The+Living+Weapon&y=7&searchId=20235025801&x
=17&parentPage=search

 

$24.99

 
     
 


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.
 

I can be reached at mardar1@cox.net. or 623-386-4286 after 6 pm VA time. Hope someone
out there is searching for a replacement book. There are not many left. Last year I sold a '65 and had 4 requests for it. I don't get into a bidding war, just first buyer gets the prize.  

- Marcus Higgins ('65) of AZ - 11/09/08
WOWZERS! Thanks, Marcus!
 
 
 
   
New Year's Resolution!

www.dianewolfe.TSFL.com

Diane Wolfe  
Health Coach ID: 30040332

           Call me! 618-304-7012
dgw74@hotmail.com

 
- Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL - 01/02/10
Thanks, Mary - and Best Wishes, Diane!
 
 


Could you say something about my new book, Always Good Ships: Histories of Newport News Ships sometime? It just started shipping yesterday.  I originally wrote it in 1986 for the shipyard's centennial, and now have expanded it, added some color, and added 30 new ship histories and updated 150 others for the yard's 125th.

A copy of the cover is attached, and there is more, including ordering information, at www.alwaysgoodships.com.
 

- Bill Fox (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 09/25/11
WOWZERS! Certainly, Bill!
 
HI,

MY NAME IS GREG MARTIN, AND MY WIFE AND I OWN A MOBIL DJ COMPANY IN POQUOSON, VA. WE HAVE DONE SOME WORK FOR SOME OF THE NNHS CLASSES IN THE PAST.
I JUST LOVE ALL THE GREAT STUFF YOU HAVE ON YOUR
WEB SITE AND BOY,
DOES IT TAKE ME BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS.

HAVING SAID THIS I WOULD LIKE TO TRADE BANNERS OR LINKS IF THAT'S POSSIBLE.

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT ANY TIME @757 817 3759 OR 757 868 3319 OR E-MAIL GMARTIN@DANCEJCHR.COM.
OUR WEB SITE IS WWW.AMDJSERVICE.COM.

MANY THANKS,

 
 -   -   Greg Martin (Poquoson HS) of VA - 11/23/11

COOL BEANS! I'd be delighted to do that, Greg!
 
   

Jewelers Yorktown, VA - Mark Friedman's Custom Jewelers

http://jewelryrepairyorktown.com/#.UHiAxeHXg18.facebook
 

 
-  Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 10/13/12
Great job, Mark!
 
   

I just published a book about my experiences ballroom dancing all over the world, and trying to influence guys to see what they are missing by not dancing.  I am attaching the cover art and a blurb I have been emailing  friends who may want to buy a copy.  Perhaps some old NNHS classmates of mine might be interested.  Keep up your good work, and here's the blurb:

I am excited to announce that my book, Become a Man of Confi-Dance, has been published and made available for sale.  The paperback version ($15.99 - $19.99) and the hard cover version ($29.99) are both available through www.amazon.com, www.xlibris.com, and www.barnesandnoble.com plus the cost of shipping.  You can also download a kindle or nook ebook for $3.99.

However, if you would like a signed paperback copy directly from me, send a check for $20 to:  Raoul Weinstein, 12 Isbell Lane, Greenville, SC 29607.  The shipping is included.

You can go to www.amazon.com and pull up the book and review the first couple of chapters if you’d like before making a decision.  Makes a great holiday gift for your significant other, or a father, son, brother, uncle, or nephew in need of, or ready for, a change in their (social) life.
 

 
-        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL - 10/31/12
WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Raoul!
 

Would like to make an offer to those in charge of various year reunions when it comes to their music. Over the past 3 years I have been working on personal projects that encompass #1 hits of every year for both Pop and R&B. So far I have “every year” and “every song” from 1930-1970 so whatever you can ask for I am sure to have. And these are in High Quality clean and Original version songs and come in 320 kbps MP3 format which can be loaded onto a computer for continuous list plays or expanded (converted) to a wav file for burning as regular music CDs (or I can do that for you). All have also been tagged so title, artist, year, and chart dates can be seen and all have been equalized to 92db (decibels) so sound won’t wildly go up and down on you. I also have access to songs dating back to 1895 (I am sure those aren’t needed anytime soon) and almost any non #1 charted hits you could ask for.

All I ask is donations so I can cover disc and shipping costs.

I can be contacted directly at web-czar@rcn.com
 
 
-     Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 11/13/12 (posted on 12/27/12)
Thanks, Eric!
 
   
(This page created  05/04/05 at the brilliant suggestion
of
    Dave Spriggs -'64 - of VA.  Thanks, Dave!)
 

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

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