06/20/04 - NNHS Newsletter - Happy Father's Day!
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I hope your day is pleasant and your memories of past Father's Days are precious.
Thank you for the generous donations which several of you made to the website funding this week; it's always appreciated!
Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA - 06/17/04:
Please add me to your mailing list for the newsletter. This is really nicely done and Iíve really enjoyed looking at it.
Steve Kiger ('66) of VA - 06/18/04
Mr. Don Harvey of VA - 06/18/04 (keep reading!)
Thanks, Susan, Steve, and Mr. Harvey - and welcome!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/17/04 (in response to a query from Mike Ozmer - '63 - of VA):
Tell Mike to get in touch with:
Thanks, Dave! There ya go, Mike!
From Mike Ozmer ('63) of VA - 06/18/04:
From Merle Sammons Ivey ('66) of VA - 06/17/04 (in response to a query from Craig Miller - '63 - of FL):
From Craig Miller ('63) of FL - 06/17/04:
That's him! Great guy!
From Me ('65) of NC - 06/17/04:
In truth, it was the fingernails I most vividly remember. I just didnít wanna SAY that! HA-HA! Thanks, Merle!
From Jim Brinkley ('65) of IA - 06/17/04:
Hi, Jim! The Teacher section is growing practically every day:
Mr. Wilson is in Emporia:
I have his
address and phone number around here summersÖ. Iíll track it down for you soon.
(And I "tracked it down" by asking Dave Spriggs, who is a Super Genius and knows everything.
Thanks, Dave!) As I generally don't publish addresses and phone numbers online, it is available
Of Miss Brewer, I know nada:
From Forrest Powell ('63) of VA - 06/17/04:
From Me of NC to Forrest Powell ('63) and Mr. Harvey - 06/18/04:
Forrest! Itís always delightful to hear from you!
Thatís just marvelous! Well, we couldnít really invite Mr. Harvey to join a website where he didnít have
his own page, now could we? So now itís there - thanks for the nudge:
More from Forrest Powell ('63) of VA - 06/17/04:
Oh, yes you
did, Forrest Ė in person, at your reunion in October. Iím not certain that I adequately
expressed to you my feelings about all of that, nor will I probably be able to do so now. Lisaís passing
touched me very deeply, both as a mother of seven and as your friend. At that time the website was pretty
much restricted to members of the Class of 1965. When I finally could no longer ignore the promptings I
was receiving and added her memorial page, it marked the beginning of the expansion of the entire website.
I very much appreciate your allowing me to add it.
And because I
created her page when I barely knew what I was doing, I just noticed it wasnít
attractive. Therefore, Iíve just upgraded its appearance somewhat. If you have any images, I would so
love to add them. It really needs some music, too Ė her favorite song, perhaps, or something that reminds
you of her, something precious. Please let me know. Dave Spriggs has a magical ability to find practically
any music you want.
Thanks so much Ė to all of you!
From Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 06/17/04:
In answer to Craig Miller's question about Mike's Hot Dog
stand, it was the best. Mike's "Dogs" and
the boarding house down near the shipyard were my favorite lunch time retreats. Joe Mooney ('65),
Wayne Vick ('65), Willard Smith ('65) and others would sprint for the boarding house at the sound
of the lunch bell. Had to get there before the shipyard workers. Home cooking, and the eats were plentiful
and good. As for Mike's, I can't remember it being there when I returned to teach and coach at NNHS
in early 70's. As for two dogs for .25 cents I'd be happy to find a good "dog" at any price today. The hot
dog that I remember as a kid has all but disappeared. Best I've found lately have been the "Chicago Dogs"
you can get when visiting the windy city. I'll bet Pam Smith Arnold ('65) can vouch for that, unless her taste
buds are a little too refined for such things.
Alrighty, then! Thanks, Billy Turner!
From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 06/17/04:
WOW! Thanks, Bill! That would be super! I love the way y'all watch out for one another!
So I forwarded this to Joe Madagan ('57) of FL, and received this copy of Joe's reply to Bill (a.k.a ."Jim Quinn"
of radio fame):
Yes, isn't this FUN?!?
I used to have a 78 recording of Jo Stafford's version myself, but that was forty-eleven years ago, and it's long
since gone the way of the world - I think...maybe I should scout around and find out. Some of my old 78s actually
More from Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/17/04:
COOL! Thanks, Joe!
From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 06/17/04:
Jimmy (Dick - '65) and I were good friends and neighbors going through Wilson school together.
Please forward this on to him, so he'll have my email address.
It was good to see that you found Carol. She has been doing a great job keeping us all informed
about each other. Yvonne and I are still up in Northern VA. Our three kids are grown, all living
up here, and we now have 2 grand-daughters and another grand-kid on the way. I develop modeling
and simulation software for aerospace applications. Hope to hear from you.
I, of course, forwarded that on to
Jimmy, but I couldn't resist sharing it with everyone else, Henry.
Congratulations on the upcoming blessed event!
From Judy Horton Lindstrom ('63) in FL - 06/17/04:
Great pictures with great music - forward this to all our typhoon friends out there:
Oh, MY! When I first opened this, I was excited because I love
presentations such as this Ė they
never fail to move me.
But when I reached the ninth image, I was astonished to see my own father on Omaha Beach Ė
the same picture I sent out for D-Day - he's on the right, kneeling down and tending to a wounded man
(Daddy was the Regimental Surgeon for the 29th Division.) After not seeing him in person for forty-four
years, to suddenly unexpectedly find him on my computer screen is Ė well, astonishing.
Iíve watched it three times now. I think I cry harder each time.
Thank you so much, Judy! How very precious this is to me - a great Father's Day present in reverse!
I gave a few of you an early "Sneak Peak", and had a couple of reactions. A person with better
judgment than I - or least one who is not as open and childlike as I - would probably not share them
with the world. But then there's me. And I appreciate their beautiful words, and I love all of y'all,
so I wanted to share them with you. So I will.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/19/04:
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 06/19/04:
Thanks so much, Joe and Wayne. I am tremendously excited to have that
image - especially in
such a presentation - and to know of his sacrifice. It brings me a variety of emotions, but all of them good.
And this is a good place to end. Actually, there's been even MORE news and
some more updates
in the last day or so, but I'll hold it for tomorrow or the next day.
Y'all take care.
Love to all, Carol
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