Rainbow Soda Shop

5003 Huntington Avenue
Newport News, VA

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THEN: NOW:
1950s 1959 Anchor, p. 186 Sunday, August 10, 2003
04/14/04 Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/11/03
Thanks, Dave!


My best to Charlie Hilling (Class of 56), now enjoying retirement as I am.  He and his brothers were one of the North End families that I remember
as we all hung out at the Rainbow on 50th Street and played in the Big Field at 48th Street and Virginia Avenue, now Warwick Boulevard.  I sure
would like to know the whereabouts of Freddie McDowell.  I wonder if Freddie can still shoot his "set shot" like he did when he played basketball. 
It sure was pretty to see those long shots.  I think Freddie was in the Class of 55, if I am not mistaken although if might be Class of 56. 
THANKS, for the memories of North End. 

- Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA  - 08/06/04
Thanks, Bobby!


Look to the Rainbow

Words and Music by E.Y. Harburg and Burton Lane, from "Finian's Rainbow," 1946


On the day I was born,
Said my father, said he
I've an elegant legacy waiting for ye.
'Tis a rhyme for your lips
And a song for your heart
To sing it whenever the world falls apart

(chorus -)
Look, look, look to the rainbow
follow it over the hill and stream
look look look to the rainbow
follow the fellow who follows a dream.

'Twas a sumptuous gift
To bequeath to a child
Oh, the lure of that song kept me feet running wild
For you never grow old
And you never stand still
With whippoorwills singing beyond the next hill.
(chorus)...

So I pondered my heart
and I roamed the world free
To the east with the lark
To the west with the sea
And I searched all the earth
And I scanned all the skies
But I found it at last in my own true love's eyes.
(chorus)


“Look to the Rainbow” midi and lyrics courtesy of “The World's Most Haunting Melodies” -
 http://www.amaranthpublishing.com/haunting.htm - 07/15/07

"Rainbow and River" clip art courtesy
of http://webclipart.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brownielocks.com%2Fbackground_files%2Frainbow%26river.jpg - 04/14/04

"Soda Shop Customer" clip art courtesy of http://www.ahaimages.com/ca/fnb/fnb0027.html - 04/14/04

Rainbow Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars13.html - 07/16/07

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