02/27/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Saturday's Child
child is fair of face,
- Traditional (Author unknown)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This being Saturday, this song seemed appropriate to use for today's theme...
DOUBLE BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SQ1nj3uPeE - Saturday's Child AND If You're Thinkin' What I'm Thinkin'- Herman's Hermits (This is to make up for not being able to locate a copy of The Monkees' version. )
From Me ('65) of IL - 02/24/10 - "Site Server Switching Soon":
He and I will finally be switching servers in the next day or so (hopefully tonight!) as our present server agreement will expire on the 26th. There will almost assuredly be some down time during this period. We hope it will be as painless as possible for all concerned, and that we're up and running again shortly.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND Phil Hammond ('64) of UT AND My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL, who is turning four years old!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;
29 - Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;
01 - Alan Cohen ('57) AND Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;
04 - The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) - 1922 - (deceased - 04/19/05);
05 - Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|February 26, 1935 - The Luftwaffe was re-formed.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 27, 1942 -During the
Battle of the Java Sea, an
allied strike force was defeated by a Japanese task force in the
Sea in the
Dutch East Indies.
February 27, 1945 -The Rosenstrasse protest started in Berlin.
YESTERDAY IN 1965:
|Friday, February 26, 1965 -
Nada. No births, no deaths, just nuffin'.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Saturday, February 27,
1965 - Actor
Noah Emmerich was born
New York City.
Saturday, February 27, 1965 - Sound editor and sound designer Joakim Sundström was born in the Baltic city of Gävle in the north east of Sweden (though he was brought up in Buchanan, Liberia on the West African Atlantic coast, and currently lives and works in London, England).
From Me ('65) of IL - 02/27/10 - "The Big Visit":
After endless delays and postponements, I am pleased to announce that my sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - and my cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA are at last coming out to visit us from Monday, April 19 to Saturday, April 24! And there will be much rejoicing (and probably precious little work being done!)! WHOO-HOO!!!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/26/10 - "BLUE STAR DINER TO REOPEN":
Be sure to see page 2 of the article.
This is great news and certainly worthy of publishing in a Newsletter.
Dust off your saddle shoes and bobby socks.
The Blue Star Diner, now closed, is slated to undergo a renovation restoring it to its 1950s glory.
Dulles-based Belleville Diners last week put a
contract on the property and hopes to close on it within about two
months. Then, the company will embark on restoring it, said Michael
Lessin, managing director of Belleville Diners.
|Blue Star Diner waitress Judy Presley is pictured in this 2002 archive photo. The restaurant closed last month and is under contract to a company that plans to restore the diner to its 1950s glory. It opened in Newport News in 1963.||The Blue Star Diner in Newport News is under contract to a Dulles-based company that plans to restore and reopen it. It was closed for about a year and a half after a 2005 fire, shown here. It reopened in 2007 and closed last month.||The Blue Star Diner, pictured here before its 2007 reopening after a 2005 fire, is under contract by a Dulles-based company with plans to restore and reopen it. The restaurant, which opened in Newport News in 1963, closed last month.|
The Blue Star is a prefabricated diner built in 1958 by Manno Dining Car Co. in Belleville, N.J., which is Belleville Diner's namesake. Former owners Angelo and Fannie Blentson opened the restaurant in 1961 in Woodstock, Va., before moving it to Newport News.
It opened here in 1963, according to Daily Press archives.
It's a local landmark that's found some national attention.
sat at a booth there while
filming parts of the movie "Zelly and Me" in 1987. "Blue Plate Special:
The American Diner Cookbook," written by Elizabeth McKeon and Linda
Everett in 1996, features recipes and a brief overview of the diner.
"There are so few of
them remaining," Lessin said.
Pat Perkinson, 67, was
delighted to hear the old diner will be revived.
Blue Star history
Copyright © 2010,
Newport News, Va.,
|Thank you so much, Captain! I've added this our page to Our Old Stomping Grounds as well:|
From Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA - 02/26/10 - "Hi":
Hi Carol – I’m not sure what’s wrong but I haven’t been getting any of the newsletters for over a week, and I would like to ask if you could please check and see if my email address is still on your list of those getting the newsletters. I checked with my co-worker, Belinda Fortner Langston, who is also an NNHS alumni (Class of 1970), and she says she’s gotten several this week, so I’m not sure why I’m not getting them. I always look forward to getting them and I’m really missing them – you do such a wonderful job. Thank you for checking.
Susan Avent Hill
Class of ‘66
I just checked, Susan, and you're still on
the list, but there are a number of things at play here.
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 02/26/10 - "Check out Newport News High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia":
|Isn't that awesome, Mark?!? We have that posted on the NNHS page in Our Old Stomping Grounds:|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/26/10 - "PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE AND LOVE":
|A friend of mine, Cynthia
Groulx, came up with an idea, that I fully embrace. I hope you will too.
I believe in the power of collective prayers.
PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE AND LOVE
"Hi everyone, I wish to ask of those who will to join me and others on Saturdays at 12:30pm for prayers, incantations, meditation and petitions etc., for world love and world peace.
It will not happen overnight, but I believe it will happen in gradual increments if we truly desire to see an end to this game of lunacy which has gone on for way to long.
Love and healing light
12:30 p.m. each Saturday...whatever part of the world you are in. Please let's see if we can't make some positive changes, by taking just 5 minutes of our time each week.
It certainly sounds like a worthwhile effort to me, Shari! Thanks!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 02/26/10 - " Martha Raye - Civilian Warrior":
I have always been a Martha Raye fan, but this email told the story of woman who was as patriotic and giving of her time and talents, as any American could be. She was loved and honored by those who knew her and apparently deserves all of the accolades and honors that she received. I checked to see if she were really a Colonel and a nurse and found out that she was given the honor of being a Lt. Colonel by the Army and Marines and also recognized as an honorary nurse. She was never officially a Lt. Colonel or a nurse, but she did receive training as a Candy Striper and did serve as a nurse assistant while visiting U.S. servicemen, especially those in . She was on the front lines, cared for wounded soldiers, and was covered by their blood, so for all intents and purposes, she was deserving of the honorary title of Lt. Col. and a nurse. Those that she served sure thought so, even if she never graduated from a or from a nursing school.
Her unselfish service to our nations military in time of war and peace earned their undying respect and love. That says a lot more than the official designation, which she received, but in a honorary status only.
She is ... An American through and through, red, white and blue. She served our wounded, entertained our troops and loved her country. She is a great lady and American and deserves our best love and prayers as such.
said, "Yes, ma'am... Follow me."
Several times at the Army Field Hospital in Pleiku, she would 'cover' a surgical shift, giving a nurse a well-deserved break.
Martha is the only woman buried in the SF (Special Forces) cemetery at Ft. Bragg.
'Down Memory Lane, Once Again' Check it out! Martha Raye Civilian Warrior
From Jane Chambers of VA - 02/26/10 - "FIRST CNC SWEAT SHIRT":
Just FYI: Item of possible interest.
THE FIRST CNC SWEAT SHIRT: In W & M GREEN (1961-62)
Wow! Look at the logo, with both CNC and William & Mary spelled out! What a wonderful find, Carlton! If enough people are interested, we might have reproductions made to sell in 2011. See pp. 92-93 of Memories for the history of the CNC colors, not yet chosen when this shirt was made.
This photo was sent by 63 Decader Carlton Stanley (firstname.lastname@example.org), who recently discovered the shirt among his belongings. He told me that his twin brother, Claude*, was the one who made this item possible during the College's first year and that students bought them.
Do you have one? Do you think the First Decaders should arrange to have copies of it made? Would you buy one?
|Sunday, January 31, 2010|
I look forward to any feedback.
* Claude was quite the entrepreneur! He was the one who also arranged the CNC jewelry sales. That topic will be covered in a separate e-mail (with photo).
WOWZERS! That IS cool! Thanks, Jane!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/25/10 - "I Wish You Enough":
|Recently I overheard
a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport.
They had announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love you, and I wish you enough."
The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom."
They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy, but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?"
"Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking, but why is this forever good-bye?"
"I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said.
"When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.' May I ask what that means?"
She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone."
She paused a moment
and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and she smiled even
Thanks again, Shari!
From John "J" Harrison ('58) of GA - 02/26/10 - "Doo Wop Quiz":
Doo Wop Quiz
Take the quiz and see how you score as a true
1. When did ''Little Suzie'' finally wake up?
11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a
What TV show was he on?
21. ''Wooly _______''
1. (c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock
Being of a positive nature, however, I choose to interpret that as meaning that I'm not really old enough to remember these things, after all!
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 02/26/10 - "There is always someone who ruins the photo.............":
|There is always someone who ruins the
This one made me laugh
It did me, too, Mark! Thanks!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/18/10 - "Panda Therapy (#4 in a Series of 19)":
I love these Panda emails! I hope you get the "warm fuzzies", too!
Is it any wonder the world has fallen in love with these animals?
YOU FEEL BETTER ALREADY?
Yes, I do! Thanks, Judy!
|On the count of three.... lift!|
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
FINALLY:From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/26/10:
A beautiful young blonde woman boards a plane to LA with a ticket for the coach section. She looks at the seats in coach and then looks ahead to the first class seats. Seeing that the first class seats appear to be much larger and more comfortable, she moves forward to the last empty one. The flight attendant checks her ticket and tells the woman that her seat is in coach. The blonde replies, "I'm young, blonde and beautiful, and I'm going to sit here all the way to LA."
Flustered, the flight attendant goes to the cockpit and informs the captain of the blonde problem. The captain goes back and tells the woman that her assigned seat is in coach.
Again, the blonde replies, "I'm young, blonde and beautiful, and I'm going to sit here all the way to LA."
The captain doesn't want to cause a commotion, and so returns to the cockpit to discuss the blonde with the co-pilot. The co-pilot says that he has a blonde girlfriend, and that he can take care of the problem. He then goes back and briefly whispers something into the blonde's ear.
She immediately gets up, says, "Thank you so much," hugs the co-pilot, and rushes back to her seat in the coach section. The pilot and flight attendant, who were watching with rapt attention, together ask the co-pilot what he had said to the woman.
He replies, "I just told her that the first class section isn't going to LA."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, March 6, 2010 - Hunt for Hampton History - http://insync.sbo.hampton.k12.va.us/400/forms/h4hBrochure.pdf - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at email@example.com (757) 223-9488 -CLASS OF 1953
April 24, 2010,11:30 AM
The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion
Luncheon at The Chamberlin.
For details, contact Mickey Marcella at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at email@example.com (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org (804) 694-0346 -
4.Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1960
6.Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at email@example.com.
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Written byDavid Gates
Recorded by The Monkees, 1967 and by Herman's Hermits, 1967
Monday had a sad child
Always feeling low down,
Tuesday had a dream child
She's always on the go
So I'm in love with Saturday's child
Every time you take her out at night
(She drives me wild)
You want to kiss and hold her way up tight
(Gonna spend my time)
You can tell the future's looking bright
(Making sure that Saturday's child is mine)
If you love a Wednesday
You live your life apart now
And if you love a Thursday
She's gonna break your heart,
So I'm in love with Saturday's Child
Every time you hold her close you'll see
(She drives me wild)
You can feel the thrill that's gonna be
(Gonna spend my time)
Now the future has a guarantee
(Making sure that Saturday's child is mine)
Seven days of the week made to choose from
But only one is right for me
I know that Saturday's got what it takes, babe.
I can tell by the way she looks at me.
Friday likes the good life
She'll take you for a ride now
And Sunday makes a good wife
She wants to be your bride
So I'm in love with Saturday's child
"Saturday's Child" midi (sequenced by Ron Tilden) and lyrics courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/saturdayschildrt.html- 03/06/10 (sic)
Image of "Saturday's Child" Mug courtesy
of http://www.thepodcompany.co.uk/baby_children/new_baby/gifts/012940-big_tomato_platinum_mug_saturday_s_child.htm?browse=1 - 03/07/10 (sic)
Blue Gingham Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files for several years.....
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.pdclipart.org/displayimage.php?album=108&pos=96 - 03/01/09
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
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