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/09/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Leader of the Pack

"Work is a dull thing; you cannot get away from that.  The only
agreeable existence is one of idleness, and that is not,
unfortunately, always compatible with continuing to exist at all"

- Rose Macauley

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   WOWZERONI!!!  Did I ever receive some goodies in the mail over the weekend!  Thank you, one and all!  We'll be hearing more about some of those in the next few days.  

  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/04/06 (but not appearing in my email until 01/08/06) -

Recovered gun may have been used in missionary shootings

Click to watch video

05:12 PM EST on Wednesday, January 4, 2006

By 13News

A gun recovered in Chesapeake may be linked to the shooting of two Mormon missionaries.

Morgan Winslow Young, 21, of Bountiful, Utah, and Joshua Heidbrink, 19, of Greeley, Colorado, may have witnessed a crime in the 2600 block of Elkhart Street and were shot because of that.

Young died after getting to the hospital Monday night.

According to published reports in Colorado, Heidbrink was released Tuesday night and his family (was arriving from Colorado) to take him home.

  Elder Morgan Winslow Young  
  The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints

Detectives also said they've identified persons who may have been involved in the shootings and are currently eliminating suspects.

Police described the gunman as a black male about 5'10" tall who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and denim jeans.

   Oh, my glory - Look at that angelic face!  Even as LDS missionaries go, Elder Young seems to shine.  

   Thank you so much for sending that to me, Wayne Honey - even if it did detour to the Bermuda Triangle for four days.  I really appreciated being able to see the video clip.


  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 01/07/06:

Hey Carol .... loved the chopper pics that    Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) sent .... the chopsicles reminded me of summer of '69 when some friends and I were swept up in the chopper craze. We were about to enter 9th grade at Thorpe and had Stingray bikes which we decided to customize. Now, we didn't have fancy fabricated forks like those on Chandler's website so we faked it by hammering the ends of one pair of forks into the another pair! No
welding .... just a force fit! Now kiddies, please don't try this at home, cuz they do tend to come loose! Not much fun to do a face plant when your front wheel falls off.

At the same time there was a bike gang who rented a house on La Salle Avenue behind Wester Gulf. They let us hang around ... they were pretty cool folks. And yes ... there was beer, pot, and occasional nudity ... after all, this was 1969. Not that we did any of that .... but it was an
environment that moms were not too happy with. One I remember was a trike made from the rear end of a Corvair.
  Here is another pic for the "Our Old Rides" section .... me sitting on my brother-in-law's '54 Merc (Bill Kanney, brother of Robert Kanney - NNHS-69) in 1959. I think we were headed for Bill's BBQ ... one of my faves.

Take Care ...


   Thanks, Tom!  That's one pretty Mercury!

1959 - Tom Norris
(HHS - '73) of VA
atop a 1954 Mercury

   I posted it here:


  From Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA - 01/07/06:


I haven't been able to open any of the newsletters in about a week. Any suggestions??


   Alice, I'm sorry - I have absolutely no idea what's going on here.  Some of y'all are experiencing difficulties; some are not.  Perhaps some National Smart Person out there has an idea, but I certainly don't.  Thanks for letting me know, though!

   And Happy New Year to you, too!


  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 01/07/06:

Recently I was contacted by someone wanting access to your website.  I realized I have not received any emails from you lately.
I tried to go to the website and it did not respond.
Hope all is well with you and also the great work you do to keep us informed. 
Joseph W. Drewry, NNHS'58

   Well, Joe, I still have absolutely no idea what's going on here with the site.  There has been a Newsletter published practically every day for some time now.  The AOL filters are preventing my emails from reaching you, but the site itself is another question.  I wish I had an answer.  It all looks well from here, and I was able to access it Saturday on a friend's computer with no difficulty.

   Thanks for letting me know you're experiencing difficulty.


  From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 01/07/06 - "A note":

Carol, the problem with the server must be solved as I've been able to read Newsletters today and get caught up. 
   Well, I'm glad the problem was resolved, whatever it was!

I was very pleased to see that you liked what I wrote about Epiphany last year

   Of course!  You did an outstanding job!

I was also surprised to learn that you weren't familiar with the tune 'Morning Star'.  It is a standard in the Episcopal Church.  As kids in choir, we used to know that Christmas was over when we sang Morning Star.  We don't sing carols during advent so we really only sing them from Christmas Eve until Epiphany, the end of Christmastide in the church calendar.  Such a short window of opportunity for so many lovely songs.  And Morning Star is hymn-like, not like a carol. 

   I really don't remember that hymn at all.  I remember singing "As with Gladness Men of Old" while I was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, but that's the only Epiphany hymn I can recall.

I must get back to my crocheting.  I've been making my 4th afghan since July to take to my Mom's college roomie who celebrates her 91st birthday on Friday, the 13th, in Tucson.  And I'll be there!  I did 3 afghans for Christmas gifts along with many other hand made and crocheted things.  I decided last Sunday to do this one so it will be a world record for me. 

   WOWZERONI!!!  You obviously crochet much faster than I! 

My fingers are so sore that typing and playing the piano are very difficult - sort of like having arthritis - as if I were old or something! 

   Well, we know THAT can't be right!  We're all still just kids!  I came across a great remark by Doris Day recently.  She said, "The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it!"

Best to all, Kathy

   Thanks, Kathy!


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/07/06:

Hi, Carol:
Nice to see the "Magic Shower" is still working to stir your creative thoughts for the Newsletter.

   Oh, no, Adonis, my Magic Shower is broken.  You gave me that song!  (Well, the shower itself is okay; it just hasn't sung anything to me for a couple of months now, more's the pity......)

I sure enjoyed the discussion pertaining to the aerial photograph of Buckroe Beach and especially the comments of    Dicky Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 01/06/06 when he recalled the naming of the make and model and year of automobiles passing by his residence on 25th Street. That was a very popular pastime in East End or so it was on 30th Street as well. Grover Wade and Billy Wade were much older than Frank Ivey (59), Billy Roady ('60) and I, but we would often gather along the retaining wall of 815-30th Street and play a game where we named the cars passing along that street. If you answered incorrectly, you were given a punch in the shoulder by the other players, so you had better be right before speaking up. It was  friendly game, but it had severe consequences for those who were not students of the automobiles using the roads back then.


Speaking of Automobiles, the "Magic Shower" brings to mind Janis Joplin and "Oh Lord, Won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz? My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends" Well, maybe you never heard that song, but automobiles sure made me think of it.

   GIGGLES!!!  I do know that song, Joe!  What a hoot!

Happy Birthday to all my 1957 Classmates and
Mrs. Robinson...No, it is Wilma  now!!!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Joe!


Y'all take extra good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol




"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."


The Leader of the Pack

Words and Music by
George Morton, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich

(The Shangri-Las, 1965)

Is she really going out with him?
Well, there she is. Let's ask her.
Betty, is that Jimmy's ring you're wearing?
Gee, it must be great riding with him
Is he picking you up after school today?
By the way, where'd you meet him?

I met him at the candy store
He turned around and smiled at me
You get the picture? (yes, we see)
That's when I fell for (the leader of the pack)

My folks were always putting him down (down, down)
They said he came from the wrong side of town
(whatcha mean when ya say that he came from the wrong side of town?)
They told me he was bad
But I knew he was sad
That's why I fell for (the leader of the pack)

One day my dad said, "Find someone new"
I had to tell my Jimmy we're through
(whatcha mean when ya say that ya better go find somebody new?)
He stood there and asked me why
But all I could do was cry
I'm sorry I hurt you (the leader of the pack)

He sort of smiled and kissed me goodbye
The tears were beginning to show
As he drove away on that rainy night
I begged him to go slow
But whether he heard, I'll never know

Look out! Look out! Look out! Look out!

I felt so helpless, what could I do?
Remembering all the things we'd been through
In school they all stop and stare
I can't hide the tears, but I don't care
I'll never forget him (the leader of the pack)

The leader of the pack - now he's gone
The leader of the pack - now he's gone
The leader of the pack - now he's gone
The leader of the pack - now he's gone

"The Leader of the Pack" midi (sequenced by Ron Tilden) courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks, Dave!

"The Leader of the Pack" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Shangri-Las' Record Album Cover Image courtesy of - 01/06/06

Spark Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/06/06

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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