Thomas Jonathan Jackson
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This Newsletter bears an amazing resemblance to the last one, doesn't it? GIGGLES!!! We have more surprises for you again today!
1. Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 01/20/05:
Thanks, Mike! We're delighted to have you join us "officially":
You probably don't even want to
know how much time I spend working on the website
and the Newsletters each day.
I know my family doesn't! WILD GIGGLES!!! I've actually cut back recently to keep my evenings computer free as much
as possible, so that means I'm only spending about ten hours on weekdays on NNHS related matters. I spend
considerably less time than that on the weekends now.
I'm glad you're enjoying the site, and that your thoughts are being transported back to those wonderful times.
And thank you so much for your donation! They are always happily received and much appreciated!
From Jean Lankes Toth (Hampton HS - '72) of VA 01/19/05 - SURPRISE # 2:
Hi Carol! Thanks for your note; I did not know that Steve had contacted
you, plus he never answers his emails; a trait
that is somewhat aggravating, but I think I'll keep him anyway. We have enjoyed your website so much. I have a color
photo of Bill's Barbecue in 1988 that I plan to send IF I get permission from the photographer.
The "relative" who referred us was my cousin Tom Wiatt who still lives in Newport News - Ferguson High School,
Class of '69 or '70 (?). He had older brothers who went to Warwick.
I have written a couple of nostalgic stories for the Olde Wythe neighborhood newsletter. See:
Jean Toth (HHS class of '72 - horrors!)
Here is the photo. This is Bill's on
Kecoughtan Road, at night, in 1988.
Please give photo credit to Elizabeth Lankes, should you choose to upload it to the website!!
|1988 - Bill's Barbeque - Photo by Elizabeth Lankes|
As Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
said, "WOW!!! That ranks right
up there with an image of Antine's. I know you are thrilled."
Yes, indeedy-doody, I certainly am!
When did we first begin Our Old Stomping Grounds,
David? Was it in about April
of 2003? Well, whenever it was, we started with about fifteen of the most special places, those dearest to our hearts,
and Antine's and Bill's Barbeque were in that original list. We've looked long and hard and far and wide to find images
of them both. This is a treasure!
I'm in the
process of revamping the Bill's Barbeque page (and if I don't finish it soon,
Tom Norris - HHS - '73 of VA is
going to shoot me when he comes to retrieve his four old yearbooks), but I simply had to add this now:
Thanks so very much, Jean! Oh - and thanks for sharing your articles with us, too, Jean!
From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA and Terry Haney of VA ('66) and Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/20/05 - SURPRISES # 3 and 4:
|September 15,1963||March 6, 1966|
|Platter Princess Jane Coltrain ('64) is married to Gerald Leonard ('66), Mike's brother.||
Platter Princess Sandy Paine (Warwick HS - '66)
is Terry's wife.
Courtesy of Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 01/17/05
Courtesy of Terry Haney ('66) of VA via Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/20/05
Thanks, Terry - and Dave!
This is just TOO cool! Thanks so much for sharing these, fellas! And of course, they're posted!
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 01/19/05:
Below is obituary for Mr.
Mabie Ward Lamb, father of James "Jimmy" Lamb, Class of 1963.
Mabie Ward Lamb
YORKTOWN - Mabie Ward Lamb, 94, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2005. Mr. Lamb was a native of Chester, Pa., and a
Peninsula resident most of his life. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in 1975 after 42 years of service. Mr. Lamb was
a charter member of Parkview Baptist Church and a minister of music. After retiring, he moved to Mathews County and was a
member of Mathews Baptist Church and served as minister of music. In 1990 he moved back to the Peninsula and was a member
and deacon of Orcutt Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marjorie Elizabeth Lamb; a daughter, Patricia
Myers and her husband, Hubert, of Fort Myers, Fla.; a son, James Lamb and his wife, Nettie, of Yorktown; a brother, Edward Lamb
of Newport News; a sister, Marie Stevenson of Newport News; five grandchildren and four great-grandsons. A funeral service will
be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Furman Kenny. Burial will be private in
Peninsula Memorial Park.
Published in the Daily Press on 1/18/2005.
Oh, I'm so sorry to learn of this news,
Susie. Thanks for telling us. As I've said many times, it just
doesn't matter when it happens,
losing a parent is never easy. Our deepest sympathies are extended to Jimmy and his family.
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 01/19/05:
From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 01/19/05:
You are so fantastic....I loved reading all in this letter.....Several comments: Concerning the auditorium at
N.N.H.S. When I entered N.N.H.S. (8th Grade) in Sept. 1955, we had no auditorium and no cafeteria. Both
of these were under construction.....NEW, not a renovation. In my 8th grade music class with Miss Eleanor
Sherman, we learned the song, "Bless This House" to be sung at the dedication of the brand new auditorium
which took place in January of 1956. We all stood and sang this song as a dedication of the beautiful
auditorium. I shall never forget this.
Until the second semester, we
had to eat our lunch in the class we were scheduled to have after lunch. I
suppose the upper class members could go out, I am unsure....nevertheless, I took my brown bag lunch and
went to Miss Cassie Childress' math class....I remember not all of my class members were in there; hence,
they must have been allowed to go out. I was not the type to stray far at 13 years old. I would go across the
side street and get a bottle COKE from Cofer Motors and drink this with my lunch.
Bill Gross ('48) (of VA) had some interesting stories of yesteryear.......
Concerning the death of
Ronnie Steele ('61), he has a sister who graduated in 1957,
Deanna Steele Capps.
She is a very special person, and she and her husband are members of my church, Northside Christian. .......
Concerning the mention by
Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) of the book, "Newport News: A Centennial
by John Quarstein and Parke Rouse.....I contributed several images to this book from my collection. John Q.
does not give recognition under each image, as most seem to do....he gives a number and that number is in the
back with the name of the person who contributed that image. My greatest disappointment with the book is
that is says Miss (Ethel) Gildersleeve was Dean of Girls at Newport News High from 1920-1940. Of course,
that is not true, she was there in 1960, when I graduated and was there through 1964 or 1965........Other side,
the book has so much that you could spend a lot of time reading. Now John Quarstein is a real historian!
Parke Rouse died several years ago, just before the book came out....He too was a great historian and the
funeral service at Bruton Parrish Church in Williamsburg was packed. I was there.
WOW! I always enjoy hearing from you, Fred! You contribute so much to our body of knowledge!
As far as the
costs of the website and
Newsletters, the monetary costs are
quite simple. On February 26th a $150.00
payment is due for the space and bandwidth we so love. This will hold us for another year. My monthly payment for Time-Warner
Cable Road Runner (DSL not being available in my neighborhood) is about $45.00 a month. Now if you're talking about the costs
for my time and emotions, well, those are a bit harder to measure!
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 01/19/05:
Thanks for the reminder, Joe. These things are proliferating.
From Brian Beachum ('72) of VA - 01/19/05:
... Iím trying to build a contact list for the 1972 class of NNHS. Iím going
to build a web site for that purpose (Iím a
long-time web developer Ė started years ago at NASA) .... If you come across any other Class of 1972 NNHS Typhoons,
please let me know. Thanks.
Thanks, Brian! I shall continue to send them your way!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/19/05:
Well, congratulations, Bill! I know
better than most just how much you're going to enjoy your high-speed
thanks for your support! I get a big kick out of what I do, but knowing that there are people like you who enjoy and appreciate it
all makes it ever so much sweeter!
From Cathy Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 01/19/05:
Thanks, Cathy! On October 29, I spotted this card on eBay, and
immediately swiped the image (one day, somebody's gonna
shoot me for that), in case we might need it some day. I'd say that day has arrived.
Perkins Post 25 American Legion home located on Marshall Ave. in Newport
News, VA, was recently completed at a cost
So I suppose we ought to have a new page, too, hmmm? Okay, you twisted my arm - GIGGLES!!!
I (of course) ran this by
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA for the musical selection. He chose wisely
(as always): Lee Greenwood's
"God Bless The USA":
In particular, these lyrics seem to
be quite appropriate for the American Legion:
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I'll gladly stand up next to you
And defend her still today
Thank you, David! Nobody does it better!
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 01/19/05:
Thanks, Linda. I
tried to make all the family connections, but I certainly had not made that
one. Our heartfelt sympathies
are extended to Judy and Lee as well as the rest of the family.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/20/05:
How cool is that?!? Of course, it
would be even cooler if I could be there too, but that's not
going to happen, so y'all just be sure to take some digitals for us - especially for me!
Okay, I can't go
to St. Cloud, but I am supposed to go to Atlanta towards the end of next month.
The only other time I've ever
been to Atlanta was when I flew out for my 35th Reunion in October of 2000, and I only saw the airport then, so that should be
wildly excited for you both!! Semper Fidelis, Gentlemen! Maybe I can
do some log overdue work on the
Famous Military pages this week.
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/21/05:
Oh, yes sir, Wayne Honey! I was
privileged to watch repeated accounts of this on out local news stations.
What can I say?
My, my, my! Thanks for sharing it with the group - and for everything else you do!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/21/05:
With today's mail, donations to the Class Treasury associated with the CD Reunion Mix and the Slide
Show reached $400.00.
I want to thank all those who have requested these items and ask for their patience; I am burning CDs
as fast as I can.
That's great news, Dave!
Well, it's a lot of work for you, I know, but for those of us who are the
of your considerable talents, it's great fun! I cannot begin to tell you how much I've enjoyed mine! Thanks again!!!
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 01/21/05:
We have had snow again, so I'm staying in and trying to do things that need to be done, housework! Yuck!! and taxes.
Anyway, in a letter from Brownie (Shaffer Haracivet - '62 - of the Virgin Islands), she says she will be traveling
to the Western Caribbean Jan 30. I checked out her cruise and it really sounds like a great vacation. Brownie, enjoy the
cruise and let us know how it is.
My husband and I will be leaving on Feb 6 for an 11 day cruise to the Southern Caribbean. Still plenty of cabins available. http://www.hollandamerica.com or http://www.warwicktravel.com (Warwick Travel is the agency I book with,
and have been using for several years, they do an excellent job in taking care of their client.)
No better way to vacation than cruising, especially when it cold in VA. Barbados was 87 degrees last week, looking
forward to warm weather and sitting by the pool.
Take care and keep warm,
Oh, cool! Or I should say, OOOOH - WARM!!! GIGGLES!!! You and Tom have fun, Susie! Thanks for sharing this with us!
There was more I had to add, but I was forced to go shopping (grrrrr!) before the storm hit, so perhaps I'll catch up to myself soon.
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
"Dixie" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/10/03
Jackson Images courtesy of http://www.vmi.edu/archives/jackson/Photocoll/jacksonimages_exhibit.asp - 01/19/05
Large Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.tennessee-scv.org/Camp1513/clipart6.htm - 01/18/05
Small Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/garebel942/clipart.html - 01/18/05
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