Reunion Page


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!
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!

Dear Carol,
 
I just wanted to pass on to you that our Fifty-Year Reunion (Class of NNHS 1958) was the Very Best Ever!!  Both our Friday and Saturday night functions were at the Marriott Kingsmill in beautiful Williamsburg.  So many people are responsible for the Magnificent outcome - it was certainly a team effort and paid off in the long run.  I want to pass on the following  names to you so that Classes planning future Reunions can perhaps benefit from our success:
 
DAN WEST - our DJ - ardan@rcn.com
VICKI VAWTER - Photographer for Class Picture - evawter@cox.net
FRED MAYS ('60 - of VA) - Collector of Memorabilia - awesome - fwmays@cox.net
BILL CLOUGHLY - Videographer - info@smellycatproductions.com 

Thank you again, Carol, for all that you do.
 

Carol,

Ferguson High graduate Tommy Penrose is a photographer who is now working on panoramic pictures for special occasions like class reunions. I am just passing along the contact for anyone interested.  I saw the one he did over the weekend for a class from FHS.  It was very good. I told him that I would pass on the info. Thanks!

Thanks for help giving me point of contacts for any group pan pix possibilities.

Most any group, 8 x 24 = $25.00. Generally, no location fee unless we only sell a couple....like family reunions....churches..... for that we charge  $250 to $500 and you get 5 to 10 prints......

High school reunions we sell anyway....

Thornton "T" Penrose
757-848-3428

ttpenrose@gmail.com 

- Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 06/05/08
Thanks, Evelyn, it's always helpful when the wheel
doesn't need to be reinvented each time!
- Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/22/09
Thanks, Judy - and Tommy!

 I think the joy of going to a class reunion is that EVERYONE really knows
 how old you are and you don't have to try to pretend a thing.

The other interesting phenomenon that I have experienced is
that no matter what a person looks like now,
I still tend to see them as looking like the same people I knew in 1965.

Where else can you go and have 35 years shed?  Can't wait to see everyone!!!
 

- Pam (Smith) Tomczyk ('65) of IL - 09/08/00
{now Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA}
just prior to 1965's 35th Reunion of October 27/28, 2000
08/17/04
Thanks, Pam!
I've reflected on your words so many times in the past four years. I'm so glad that I saved them!
 


 
- Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 09/29/05
Thanks so much, Sandi!
This is wonderful!!!



Reunion Committee Contact People - Added 02/24/09, Amended 08/28/13:


CLASS of 1954 - Harry Simpson of VA - hdsdds@aol.com
CLASS of 1955 - ?!? - probably Jim Michie of NC - staff@nnhs55.com 
CLASS of 1956 - Carolyn Simpson Knight of VA -
oh2trvl@cox.net
CLASS of 1957 - Pat Beck Letzinger of VA - Pabletz@aol.com
CLASS of 1958 - Joe Drewry of VA -
jwdvt@aol.com
CLASS of 1959 - John and Aretie Gallins Patterson of TN -  johnpattersonjr@peoplepc.com AND aretie@comcast.net
CLASS of 1960 - Karen Weinstein Witte of FL - kwwitte@gmail.com 
CLASS of 1961 - Jane Monfalcone Simmons of FL -  jane@simmonstek.com 
CLASS of 1962 - Brenda Amos Williams of VA - typhoonmom@juno.com
CLASS of 1963 -
Susie Overton Jones - tnsjones@charter.net
CLASS of 1964 - Dave Spriggs of VA - nnhs64@cox.net
CLASS of 1965 - Pam Smith Arnold of VA - pamarnold@cox.net
CLASS of 1966 - Dee Hodges Bartram of VA - dhbartram@cox.net 
CLASS of 1967 - Marty Whitmore McCoy of VA - marty.mccoy@vectec.org
CLASS of 1968 - Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally of VA - enunnally@cox.net
CLASS of 1969 - Jean Baker Howell of VA - hokie13mom@cox.net
CLASS of 1970 - Carol Comer Cutler of VA and Brenda Price DePaula - ca23comerww@aol.com AND bdepaula@cwf.org
 

 
Classes of 1941 and 1942
ADDED 10/09/07 held a reunion on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the James River Country Club at 12 noon.

Dr. Harold Cones spoke about the founding and development of the Mariners' Museum.
Cost was $30.00 per person - Includes Choice of Two Entrees

CONTACT: Jennings Bryan at
hjbryan@cox.net  or call him at 757-873-7701 -
07/23/07

ADDED 06/28/10 The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road.

The next luncheon will be August 11, 2010.PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere.

For additional information, please call Jennings Bryan at 873-7701 for reservations. - 06/26/10

 

Class of 1951

UPDATED 10/17/05 2005 and 2006
 

Class of 1953

ADDED 08/26/14 The NNHS Class of 1954 held a 61st-year Reunion
on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA.
It was attended by 44 classmates and 29 guests, who enjoyed a reception, dinner, and memories.

- Courtesy of Don Harvey ('53) of VA - 08/25/14
Thanks so much, Don!
 

Class of 1954

ADDED 09/11/04 2004
ADDED 09/10/08 The NNHS Class of 1954 held a 55th-year Reunion
on April 23, 24, & 25, 2009.
For details contact Dr. Harry Simpson at (804) 694-0346 or email him at hdsdds@aol.com.
ADDED 02/09/14 The NNHS Class of 1954 held a 60th-year Reunion
on Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014.
Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net,
or Betty H. Neher
at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.
 

Class of 1955

UPDATED 09/23/08 The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings
on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, VA at 11:00 AM.
The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55;
if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
 

Class of 1956

UPDATED 07/15/11 The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion
Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011.
 Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at jandcelliott@aol.com or 757-868-1111.
UPDATED 04/19/06 50-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2006
ADDED 05/04/16 The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold its 60-Year Reunion
Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016.
 

Class of 1957

UPDATED 04/18/08 Annual Reunion Plans and News
ADDED 11/12/09 The NNHS Class of 1957 will hold its Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Angelo's on Route 17. 
RSVP no later than December 6.

CONTACT:
Pat Beck Letzinger at Pabletz@aol.com
 

Class of 1958

ADDED 11/15/05

Holiday Dinner 2005

ADDED 07/06/07

Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us - 09/30/06

ADDED 07/06/07

Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us - 09/29/07

UPDATED 10/28/08

Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us -
09/27/08

UPDATED 05/20/09

50-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2008

ADDED 11/14/08

 The NNHS Class of 1958 Gathering and Dinner
was held Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 6:00 PM
at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606

CONTACT: Joe Drewry (jwdvt@aol.com, 757-244-4443, ext 4)

ADDED 11/08/09

 The NNHS Class of 1958 held its Holiday Party 
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 6:00 PM
at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606

CONTACT: Joe Drewry (jwdvt@aol.com, 757-244-4443, ext 4)

ADDED 06/29/10 Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us - 10/02/10
ADDED 11/16/10

The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its Holiday Party 
Wedn
esday, December 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM
at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606

CONTACT: Joe Drewry (jwdvt@aol.com, 757-244-4443, ext 4)

 

Class of 1959

UPDATED 03/21/06 50-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2009
 

Class of 1960

UPDATED 09/13/05 2005
ADDED 04/02/07 REUNION NEWS
ADDED 11/13/09 The NNHS Class of 1960 held a "Breakfast Brunch"
on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 9:00 AM at the Candlelight Kitchen Rest in Croaker (Williamsburg). 
Any and all former students of NNHS are invited to attend!

Directions: Take I-64 to Croaker Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light,
look for shopping center on left, Candlelight Rest on Right.
ADDED 06/26/09 The NNHS Class of 1960 held its 50-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010
at the Marriott Newport News at City Center,
740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606.
For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwwitte@gmail.com.
ADDED 09/02/10
NNHS Class of 1960 Reunions Photo Website Link, PW and instructions
http://s621.photobucket.com/albums/tt294/asimmsjr/NNHS%20Class%20of%201960%20Reunions/
Enter the password - huntington  (all lower case letters)
Click the button - See Their Album
Ignore Photobucket's attempts to get you to join (unless you want to join). It is not necessary to join to view the photos.

(For further details, see http://nnhs65.com/08-30-10-NNHS-Second-Hand-Rose.html)

ADDED 10/04/11 The NNHS Class of 1960 held a "Breakfast Brunch"
on Saturday, October 01, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Warwick Restaurant. 
Any and all former students of NNHS were invited to attend!
Breakfast Bunch Brunch - 10/01/11
ADDED 08/27/15 The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 55-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 9, 10, and 11, 2010
For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwwitte@gmail.com.
 

Class of 1961

UPDATED 07/10/06 45-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2006
ADDED 05/23/09 The NNHS Class of 1961 held a Mini-Reunion
on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2009.
Social get together Saturday night, June 13, 6:00 PM until ? at the David home on Parkway Drive;
Breakfast Sunday June 14, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Saunders home in Isle of Wight.

For details, contact Buddy David:
Phone (757) 595-4500 or Fax (757) 595-6723
UPDATED 03/30/12 The Class of 1961 would have held its 50-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011,
But was forced to cancel, courtesy of Hurricane Irene.
It has been rescheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 4, 5, and 6, 2012.

Saturday, May 5, 2012: Mike O'Neal's Restaurant (www.mikesplacepub.com/), 11006 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 458, Located in the Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, Newport News, VA 23601 (across from the Cedar Lane entrance to Mariners' Museum), 757-599-5500,
about 12:30 for lunch (Dutch treat)
"Any and all ex-Typhoons or old friends are invited."

For details, see: www.nnhs1961.org and contact Gary Fitzgerald at Fitz43@cox.net or 757-879-2847
 

Class of 1962

UPDATED 07/24/07 Planning Meetings
UPDATED 05/26/03 2002
UPDATED 06/22/07 Poem by Brownie Shaffer Haracivet
ADDED 04/30/07 Missing List
ADDED 12/09/11 Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - Christmas Party
Joe and Mimma's Restaurant in Yorktown, 6:30 PM. 
Bring wrapped gift for gift swap. 
RSVP to Brenda Amos Williams at typhoonmom@juno.com by Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. 
Dutch dinner and FUN!
ADDED 12/09/11 Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012
50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. 
More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month.
CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at typhoonmom@juno.com 
ADDED 02/09/17 Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017
55-Year Reunion - Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA.
SEE: brendawilliams64.wixsite.com/nnhs1962
CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at typhoonmom@juno.com 
 

Class of 1963

UPDATED 11/04/03 2003
UPDATED 05/21/13 Missing List
UPDATED 10/03/08 45-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2008
UPDATED 11/15/08 2008 - Reunion Pictures
ADDED 01/17/13 The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion
on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013

at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. 
SEE:
The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com.
CONTACT: Frank Gibson, frankgibson@cox.net, Joyce Williams Nettles, joywnet@cox.net
or Susie Overton Jones, tnsjones@charter.net.
ADDED 05/08/13 Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx
 

Class of 1964

ADDED 08/09/03 1994
  1999
UPDATED 09/18/05 40-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2004
UPDATED 01/19/05 2004
UPDATED 10/04/06 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION PLANS
AND NEWS
UPDATED 10/24/06 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY
UPDATED 10/08/09 45-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2009
UPDATED 01/10/10 2009
UPDATED 11/01/10 64th Birthday Celebration Cruise Plans and News

NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - added 07/04/10

 http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html - added 07/05/10

http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - added 07/05/10; updated 10/04/10

http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-CRUISE-IMAGES.html - added 11/01/10

UPDATED 04/18/14 50-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2014
The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50th-Year Reunion
on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014
at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.

See: www.nnhs1964.com and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or
nnhs64@cox.net.

ATTENDING - added 09/24/14

 

Class of 1965

UPDATED 10/10/03 1975
UPDATED 01/23/04 1985
ADDED 03/22/04 1995
UPDATED 04/20/04 2000
UPDATED 02/02/05 2002
UPDATED 10/20/05 40-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2005
ADDED 02/27/06 2005
UPDATED 06/12/07 60th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION PLANS
AND NEWS
UPDATED 11/02/10 40-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2010

http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - added 07/05/10, updated 10/03/10

http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-IMAGES-2010-65.html - added 11/01/10

UPDATED 09/15/15 50-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2015

http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2015-65-MISSING.html - added 04/__/15

http://nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1965/50-Year-Reunion-Letter-2015.docx 

 

Class of 1966

UPDATED 09/27/06 40-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2006
ADDED 01/10/07 2006
UPDATED 05/03/07 FEBRUARY FLING
ADDED 05/10/11 http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1966/45th-Reunion-Letter-2011.doc
UPDATED 02/24/16 On Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion,
OPEN TO ALL CLASSES.
Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing
Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel,
City Center, 740 Town City Drive,
NN from
7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.
FOR DETAILS, SEE: http://www.nnhs65.com/02-24-16-NNHS-Tears.html
 

Class of 1967

ADDED 09/06/07 1987
UPDATED 07/22/07 40-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2007
UPDATED 09/05/07 2007
ADDED 02/09/17 Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2017
50-Year Reunion - Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA.
 

Class of 1968

UPDATED 09/24/08 40-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2008
 

Class of 1969

ADDED 04/26/04 35-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2004
UPDATED 07/27/09 40-Year REUNION PLANS AND NEWS - 2009
ADDED 10/25/09 What a great time we just had at our 40th HS reunion... The Typhoons are still going strong even though they tried to get rid of us… they never will!!! Did you know that Saunders Stadium was torn down? Bruce Howell, one of our class members (grew up in the 700 block of my street [72nd]) got 60 bricks from there, cleaned them and another classmate who owns an engraving shop made a small plate for them in blue w/NNHS Typhoons on there and they gave them to us Saturday night....

- Sherry Hensel Huyck ('69) to Norm Covert ('61) of MD

Friday: http://picasaweb.google.com/TexasTyphoon69/Friday?authkey=Gv1sRgCJrH1PrZ2tC6UQ#

Tour of NNHS: http://picasaweb.google.com/TexasTyphoon69/Reunion_2009_NNHS?authkey=Gv1sRgCIPc4JqT2bz-hgE#

Saturday: http://picasaweb.google.com/TexasTyphoon69/Reunion_2009_SaturdayNight?authkey=Gv1sRgCKmH3J_m45nOyAE#

Sunday:  http://picasaweb.google.com/TexasTyphoon69/Reunion_2009_Sunday?authkey=Gv1sRgCLrAkZmcxfiJKg#

ADDED 07/29/14 The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold a 45th-Year Reunion
on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014
at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.

For further information, contact Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net.

COST: $120.00 per person
· Friday, October 10th
o “Meet & Greet” - 7:00 p.m.
· Saturday, October 11th
o Dinner & Dance (times forthcoming).
o Bill Deal’s Rhondells
o Attire is dressy casual (no ties)
· Sunday, October 12th – breakfast (on you) – Rockefeller Room – buffet 12.95
Some people don’t eat breakfast or just have coffee, but we can still meet there and socialize.
We are providing a t-shirt in the goodie bag for each class member and are hoping everyone will wear it to breakfast Sunday
 and we could have a group picture.

The Marriott has set aside 20 rooms @$110.00 per night. The phone number is 866-329-1758 and link is below.
If you call to make reservations, mention you are with the Newport News High School 1969.
http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Newport%20News%20HS%201969%5EPHFOY%60NHONHOA%60110.00%60USD%60false%6010/10/14%6010/12/14%609/10/14&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes
When you mail your money in to Lee: please make checks to: NNHS CLASS OF 69, and mail to 3735 Carlas Hope Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188.

We all had such a wonderful time at the 40th and hope to make the 45th even more memorable for everyone.
Again, if you know of any NNHS alumni (no matter what year graduated) or someone who moved before graduating with us, that would like to attend our reunion, they are welcome. Please give them my email address:
hokie13mom@cox.net
We are also still looking for classmates. Some have changed their email address since last time and I have no way of reaching them.
 

Class of 1970

UPDATED 08/01/10 The NNHS Class of 1970 40-Year Reunion
planned for Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 has been cancelled.
For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website
at
NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com

Class of 1971

ADDED 09/25/10 The NNHS Class of 1971 40-Year Reunion
Fellow Classmates:

Your NNHS 40-Year Class Reunion Committee has been working hard on your behalf to plan and coordinate a Reunion to remember. The Reunion for the Class of ’71 will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 6:30pm – 11:30pm at the Newport News Marriott at City Center located at 740 Town Center Drive in Newport News.

Your committee has signed the required contracts to reserve a banquet room at the Marriott and we are excited about the current plans for that evening. In making the plans for this Reunion, we have had to pay the hotel a deposit to make certain that the banquet room and other plans are held for us. It is now time for those planning to attend to notify us of their intent and to submit a $50.00 deposit. As you know, planning an event of this nature requires funding and the source of this funding is from the people that will attend. We have made the first deposit thanks to the generosity of your committee members, but need for you to lock in your reservation and help financially by sending your $50.00 deposit by November 1st to our Treasurer, Virginia W. Pearce at 302 Gregory Drive, Yorktown, VA 23696. If you are interested in a room at the hotel for our reunion, the hotel has offered a special rate of $119.00 per night for those attending the reunion. To obtain this rate, please let us know so that we can establish the account with the hotel. A minimum of 10 rooms need to be reserved to get the special rate.

To make this reunion a success, we need your support. Please plan to attend and pass the word to other classmates with whom you are in contact.

Richard Rawls (Richard@Rawls.com)
 
 
 
 

This one is very near and dear to my heart as I stare headlong at my 40th high school reunion!

Have you been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking... surely I cannot look that old?

You may enjoy this short story.


While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist,
I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name.
Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been
in my high school class some 30 years ago.

Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought.
This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way  too old to have been my classmate.
 I asked him if he had attended the local high school.
 "Yes," he replied.
 "When did you graduate?" I asked.
 He answered, "In 1971. Why?"
 "You were in my class!" I exclaimed.
He looked at me closely and then the son of a gun asked, "What did you teach?"

 
Courtesy of Jane Coltrain Leonard ('64) of VA via Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/09/04
WILD GIGGLES!!  Thanks, Jane - and Dave!
Hey, I'm still just a kid, right?!?  HA-HA-HA-HA!
 


Carol and Typhoon Family....

Christmas is wonderful; what it means is better, His Birthday, or rather the day that most of us choose to Celebrate it.  However, there is something else about December.  Winter begins, the cold, bone chilling dampness that nips at our fingers and nose and finally makes it's way to the center of our very bones, and then begins to work its way from the inside to the outside.  Even for those that have moved to escape it, the lingering memories, thought about long enough, can still cause a shiver, making it impossible for some to find warmth no matter where they look. 

Winter is good, just like Mondays.  Without Winter, we cannot have a Spring; without Monday, we can not have a Friday.  Without January, February would not come bringing the faintest promise of days with just the tiniest bit more light at first, but by the end of February, the sun hangs longer in the sky and that promise of longer daylight hours is no longer a promise, it's a kiss, given by God to let us know Spring will come for certain again this year.   

And this year will be a Special Year for those of us that graduated with the Class of 1958.  We celebrate because we can, because we want to, and because it is our right.  We have earned it, and it is good. 

If you are thinking about NOT coming, rethink it.  There will be not just a reunion, but a rejoining of spirits, and friends that haven't seen one another for years.  We have known each other for at least 50 years, a lot of us much longer, maybe since first grade.  Where else can you go and find that kind of bond?  Family is not the same.  We are speaking of classmates here - important to us for a thousand and one reasons.  Those that are missing....we need to find you, now ! 

For those of you that are not from the Class of '58 but know of a friend or relative that does know of someone that was in the Class of '58: please do them a favor, beg them to let us find them, lead them to the Newsletter, do whatever you can.  We need them, need them to be complete, to be with us as we Celebrate this wonderful passing of Fifty years.  Examine your reasons for not wanting to come.  Just not interested ?  Come anyway, let us change your mind, let us make you glad you did change your mind.  The majority of us will not get a chance for the I00th.  I can promise you one thing...you will once again feel the headiness of youth, if just for that one weekend or one night, whatever you can manage, and you will be glad you came. Even though it will be Spring, you will finally find the warmth...without even looking.

Dimples Dinwiddie a.k.a. Sepi Prichard
 

- Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 12/01/07
Thanks, Sepi!
 


Reunited

- Peaches and Herb


I was a fool to ever leave your side
Me minus you is such a lonely ride
The breakup we had has made me lonesome and sad
I realize I love you 'cause I want you bad, hey, hey

I spent the ev'ning with the radio
Regret the moment that I let you go
Our quarrel was such a way of learnin' so much
I know now that I love you 'cause I need your touch, hey, hey

Reunited and it feels so good
Reunited 'cause we understood
There's one perfect fit
And, sugar, this one is it
We both are so excited 'cause we're reunited, hey, hey

I sat here starin' at the same old wall
Came back to life just when I got your call
I wished I could climb right through the telephone line
And give you what you want so you will still be mine, hey, hey


I can't go cheatin', honey, I can't play
I found it very hard to stay away
As we reminisce on precious moments like this
I'm glad we're back together 'cause I missed your kiss, hey, hey

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Ba-a-a-by

Lover, lover, this is solid love
And you're exactly what I'm dreamin' of
All through the day
I'll give you all the love I have with all my might, hey, hey

 


CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINIA

by James Bland

Carry me back to old Virginia,
There's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow,
There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime,
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go,
There's where I labored so hard for old massa,
Day after day in the field of yellow corn,
No place on earth do I love more sincerely
Than old Virginia, the state where I was born.


CHORUS: Carry me back to old Virginia,
There's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow,
There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime,
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go.

Carry me back to old Virginia,
There let me live 'till I wither and decay,
Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wandered,
There's where this old darkey's life will pass away.
Massa and missis have long gone before me,
Soon we will meet on that bright and golden shore,
There we'll be happy and free from all sorrow,
There's where we'll meet and we'll never part no more.

CHORUS

 

"Reunited" lyrics courtesy of http://www.feelingnostalgic.com/reunited.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/06/04
Thanks, Dave!

"Reunited" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/20030518/Peaches_n_Herb/?Title=Peaches%20n%20Herb
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/06/04
Thanks again, Dave!

"Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" midi courtesy of http://www.50states.com/midi/
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/06/04
Thanks again, Dave!

"Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" lyrics courtesy of http://vaudc.org/lyrics.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/06/04
Thanks again, Dave!



Acorn clip art courtesy of http://clipart.peirceinternet.com/plants.html - 11/13/09

Animated Ringing Gold Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05

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