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/11/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
Chapel of Love

"Love is a moment that lasts forever..."

- Julie Wittey

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I seem to be running a wee bit behind today...........


   Today is a Red Letter Day for the Class of 1965.  Three of its members are celebrating a birthday today:    Frances Goodson Wang of MD,    Ron Haney of VA, and    Ron Smith of VA!  Congratulations!


    From Tim Rogers (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - 01/09/06:

Carol, as requested by    Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65 - of FL) please find photo attached.

Tim Rogers

   Thanks, Tim!  That's just what we need!

  Tim Rogers  
  1966 Krabba  

  From Joan Ownby Mathieson ('58) of VA - 01/09/06: "to   Gloria"
(Woolard Price - Hampton HS - '65 - of FL):

Hey Gloria; 

Thanks for the kind words.  I love it when someone calls me "pretty lady".........those were the days!  YES, I am married to Jimmy Mathieson HHS '56.  We started dating the summer after my 10th grade year ('56) when he was getting ready to go away to college.  We stayed together from then on.  Yes, your brother Melvin (Woolard - HHS - '56) was one of his buddies.  What's Melvin doing these days?  Punchy Bullifant (HHS - '56) died about 5 years after high school,  Cootie Cottle (HHS - '56) died about 2 years ago, Delma Drake (HHS - '56) lives in Concord, S.C. has I think 3 children and is remarried, Fred (Bass) Jones (HHS - '56) is still married to Sandra and they live in Yorktown - both retired - they had one daughter.  Jimmy is down in Hampton as we speak visiting with Sonny (Tona) Hall (HHS - '56)  and his wife Jerry.  They are still married after all these years too!  They have 3 children. 

When Jimmy and I married he was planning to go to Law School.......but decided later to go to Seminary instead!  He has just retired after being an Episcopal Priest for 40 years!  Can you believe it!?  I tell people he double crossed me.....I thought I was marring a Lawyer!  Although I would have never chosen to marry a preacher I must admit it has been a good life and we have loved it!  We have 3 wonderful sons.

   COOL!!!  I'm always fascinated to hear the various turns our lives have taken!

For the spoon bread lovers I have got to tell you about my discovery.  We love spoon bread too!  WASHINGTON Old Fashioned Spoon Bread Mix.  The only place I can find it is at Harris Teeter.  I use to find it at Kroger, but they stopped carrying it.  All you do is add 2 eggs and 3 cups of water and pop it in the oven.

   Hmmm - I shall look for that!  Thanks, Joan!

By the way, we live in Danville, Va.  We moved here 13 years ago from Rocky Mount, N.C. where we had lived for almost l9 years.  We like it here so much we decided to stay after retirement.  Two of our sons live and work here and the third is close by in Chapel Hill, N.C. 

Take care;  Joan

   SUPER!  Thanks, Joan!

   I finally posted your remarks about Peterson's Yacht Basin (which accesses two ways):

   And of course, Joan, you'll always be a pretty lady! 


  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 01/09/06:

<<  Well,    Joe (Drewry - '58 - of VA), 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. >>
I use AOL email and I have had zero problems with email or the newsletters since I get them all with no problem.  I don't think that the AOL general filters are causing the email problem.  It could be Joe's own AOL Spam filters for his account, which only he can change.  If, for instance, he has inadvertently clicked the REPORT SPAM button instead of the DELETE button when finished with your email, then his own Spam Blocker will block your email address forever until he changes it.  That is very easy to do:  He just has to look for your emails in his Spam Folder and click the THIS IS NOT SPAM button.  This will remove you from the blocked addresses and all will be OK.
As for the newsletter problem, I have never had a problem with any of them and I usually open them soon after your email comes.  I still use AOL even though I now have a broadband connection via  I eventually will change that but I have mucho website work to do first.

   Thanks, Al!  I've been meaning to call Joe to see check with him.  Perhaps I can do that tonight.....


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/09/06 - "Subscribers encountering Issues trying
to access website.":

Hi, Carol:

In today's Newsletter it seems several subscribers are unable to access the website. I will make a couple of suggestions that might help them gain access to the website.
Of course, it depends upon the operating system the subscriber is using that determines whether these instructions will be helpful or not, and I base my suggestions on Microsoft Windows XP Operating System.

Using the Left Mouse to Click; Click, Start. Click, Control Panel. Click on Windows Security Center. Click on Internet Options. Click on Internet Properties. Click on Privacy Tab. Try moving the level a bit lower. While in the Internet Properties Window, select or click on the Security Tab. At the Trusted Sites Icon, double-click to open this feature. There you can ADD to the list of trusted sites, the website URL.

For those subscribers who permit Microsoft to send updates to their computer, it is possible that one of the security upgrades or "patches" as they are known have prevented access, so it is a good idea to record the URL in Trusted Sites.

Hope this helps.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   AHHH - more handy-dandy instructions!  Thanks, Adonis!


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/09/06 - "Subscribers URL Target might be distorted.":

Hi, Carol:

In the Newsletter today, you solicited suggestions from everyone regarding a solution for the difficulty some subscribers are encountering when trying to access the website.
A few weeks ago, you distributed one or two emails with a link to the Newsletter that had incomplete or corrupted date in the URL.

   If you mean the Newsletter for January 5, I don't think it was really corrupted; I just misnamed it when I saved it, and didn't have time to start over:

   This would only tend to annoy you in the same way an out of tune piano would annoy someone with perfect pitch.  The same Newsletter claims to be both 01/05/06 and 01/06/06.  Of course, if you were referring to something else, I don't know anything about it............

If a subscriber used that link to open the Newsletter or access the site, it likely their PC retained that "Cookie" and each time they try to go to the site, this "Cookie" directs the target path.

Suggest they do a "Disk Cleanup" in their System Tools, found in Accessories. Remove the "Cookies" that are old, and it might cure the problem.
I created two messages in response to your solicitation of ideas, for both ideas may not apply to everyone experiencing this difficulty.
Also, if they would identify the Operating System they are using, we can give more specific assistance.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Joe!  I love written instructions.  They would have come in extremely handy for the past two years when all my resident tech support on whom I heavily relied moved away.  Spoiled brat that I am, it was always more fun to just say, "HALP!!!  It's broken!  Please fix it!"  GIGGLES!!!


  From Bill Rash ('67) of VA - 01/10/06:


For what itís worth

A lot of the internet providers (, et al) have website blocker and e-mail blockers as part of their virus and security features. The readers who are having problems may need to manually ďallowĒ your e-mail and website to their computer. Donít know the details because each server and operating system is different.

Sometimes just re-booting the computer helps.


   Ah, yes!  Rebooting can cure many ills!  And even I know how to do that!  Thanks, Bill!


  From Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA - 01/10/06:

Carol ... Today the newsletter magically opened ... WHATEVER!
   Well, this is certainly curious, Alice!  My question is - will they all still open, or are some of them still "stuck"?

   Would you mind checking on some of the earlier issues for me, please?  Thanks!

Visited good ol' Buckroe Beach on Monday ... my daughter has moved into a condo on First Street and WOW, how it has changed. Still enjoyed walking by the bay and telling my daughter stories of summers spent there. What a flashback ... even though I would not have recognized it if I didn't know what was once there. I felt sticky from red red red candy apples and those wonderful (sandy) hot dogs ... What good memories from SOOOOOOOO long ago ... I'm talking when I was five or six, even BEFORE our sorority summers on the beach! Fried chicken (my mother would cook before we went to church!) at the pavilion on Sunday afternoon picnics, riding "my" black stallion in the merry go round, my brother Berton (Class of '54) teaching me how to swim ... what fun! 

Take good care,
Love, Alice
   Ohhhhh - do you know I still dream about that magical place???  In my dreams some nostalgic millionaire genius has decided to reconstruct it all just as it was, and we all get to go there and ride the rides, and walk though the arcade, and eat cotton candy and greasy, dripping French fries, and dance in the Pavilion, and we're all there together for about a week - our one big happy Typhoon (and everybody else) family.  Sigh.  I love that dream.....

   Thanks again, Alice!

  1948/49 - Buckroe Beach Amusement Park  

 From Tim Rogers (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - 01/09/06:

Morning Carol,

Your last newsletter mentioned Janis Joplin's "Mercedes-Benz" and it is funny how music
reminds one of what they were doing when a song was popular.

The winter of '71-'72 I spent in and around Cordova, Alaska doing oil exploration. About 2 weeks of that time I spent in a tent in the middle of nowhere with one other guy. At night we would drink beer, play cards and listen to Wolfman Jack. "Mercedes Benz" was going strong at that time. A few months later I was in Iran on a pipe laying barge and the only music we had was a Carly Simon album. It and the ice cream machine ran 24 hours a day, Ha.

   I do love that time-machine power that music has, Tim!  Thanks for sharing that with us!

   Wolfman Jack, of course, based his radio persona largely on WGH's own Bob Calvert:


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/10/06 - "Thank you...":

for sending me the music for the epiphany hymn "Brightest and Best".  I have printed it out and will give a copy to our organist/choir director for next year.  A lovely hymn. 

Love, Jeanb

   Not at all, Jean - Ecumenism at its best!  I'm glad you liked it!  Thanks, Lady!


  From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - to    Dicky Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 01/10/06:

 You mentioned in the newsletter on January 7, 2006, that you "started your teen years in the 1300 block of 25th Street."  You probably knew my father, Pop Arnold, who owned the Esso station at 1300 25th Street.  That was a great neighborhood.

   Thanks, Dave!  I know my mama and I seemed to spend a goodly amount of time at your dad's station; it was her favorite to patronize..

   I gave that page a slight redesign:


  From Me ('65) of NC - 01/10/06:

   After twenty years of finding nothing but blank stares as I diligently sought to recapture at least a few of the vast collection of autographed Movie Star Cards I had obtained from the Arcade at Buckroe Beach, I at last found some on eBay.  While my two favorites, Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe, were unavailable, looky-looky what I just bought:
Rosemary Clooney Tony Curtis Janet Leigh Robert Mitchum Maureen O'Hara Randolph Scott  
   I am simply ecstatic!

   In case you've forgotten, these were cardboard black and white cards, measuring  3-1/4"  by 5-1/4", with blank backs.  There was a wonderful vending machine within the Penny Arcade which dispensed them.  I don't recall the price, or how many cards you received for that fee, but they were a bit pricier than Pull-a-String, which was only a dime.  I'm inclined to think it was 50 cents, and for that you received eight cards, but that's only a guess.  I do know that it was important to sweetly ask my daddy for them, rather than my mama, as he was certain to let me buy them, spoiled (but sweetly polite!) brat that I was. 

   I've posted these treasures on the Penny Arcade page, and hope that you're at least half as excited as I am to see them again:


   A couple of you are having surgery this week and next.  Our thoughts, prayers, love, and best wishes are
with you now and through your recovery period.

   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."


Chapel of Love

Music and lyrics by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jerry Barry, 1964

(Dixie Cups)

Spring is here
The sky is blue
Birds all sing
As if they knew
Today's the day
We'll say I do
And we'll never be lonely anymore
Because we're

Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love

Bells will ring
The sun will shine
I'll be his and
He'll be mine
We'll love until
The end of time
And we'll never be lonely anymore
Because we're

Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're
Gonna get married
Gee, I really love you and we're
Gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel of love

"Chapel of Love" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks, Dave!

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

Chapel of Love clip art courtesy of - 01/08/06 (don't ask....)

Animated Pulsing Hearts clip art courtesy of - 05/03/03

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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