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01/25/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Help Me, Rhonda

(ENLARGE THE 'TOON - GIGGLES!!!)

"My heart is a bargain today. Will you take it?"

- W. C. Fields
(29 Jan 1880 - 25 Dec 1946)
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   You may have noticed in the last two or three Newsletters that some thumbnail images which should have been there were missing.  This one is no exception.  Allow me to explain.  We moved the computer setup from one room to another.  When we were ready to reconnect the Handy-Dandy scanner/printer/copier, we found we needed an extension cord.  There was a delay.  Then we located a cord.  Now it seems we need a three-prong adapter.  There's another delay......  Sigh.......

   Have no fear.  Once I'm back fully operational, I'll make the scans and add them to all the back issues where they belong, as though they were there all along.

   Revisionist history is fun.

   As long as I'm the one revising it. 

 


BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday to one of my oldest friends,    Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA. Jeannie was in Mrs. Hatcher's first grade class with me at Magruder, and lived a block behind me, where I spent much of my time.  Have a super day, Lady! 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 


NEWBIES:

1. Barry Rew (NNHS/FHS - '65) of VA - 01/22/06

2.   Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 01/24/06:

YES!!!!  I'd love to be added to any and all lists...NNHS Class of 1966   Shirley Eanes
Now: Shirley Eanes Matthews, Louisa, VA  - If you have any questions, please contact me.
Thanks

3.   Jacqueline Ray Fisher ('66) of ? - 01/25/06:

I'd love to be on the list.  What a GREAT site!  I am Jacqueline Ray Fisher - Class of 1966 from NNHS
What other information do you need? 

   Your state of residence would be lovely, thanks!

 
Thanks!
--
The main reason most people struggle is simply lack of focus.
They procrastinate or allow many distractions and interruptions.”
~ Jack Canfield

   Boy, Howdy!  WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Welcome, one and all! 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-list.html

   Shirley and Jacqueline, I've added y'all here as well:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-ALL.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1966.html

 


  From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 01/23/06:

61? Me? Oh no. You must be mistaken. I still surf. I still ride motorcycles. I still like pretty girls.  Oops……there goes that hip again. Better lie down and take my nap now. Now where did I put my bifocals and my Depends?

Chandler Nelms
 

Chandler Darlin',
 
   You're right.  That just doesn't make good sense.  You certainly don't look or act anything at all like my former conceptions of what 61 would be.  Perhaps it's the water in Maryland.  And I certainly can't imagine you afflicted with any such old-age maladies.
 
   Party on, Gorgeous! 
 


PHYSICIANS:

  From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 01/23/06 - "Doctors":

Carol,

Please tell    Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65 - of FL) that Kemper Sarrett was in practice with John Gayle and Ben Inloes.  Dr. Gayle's youngest was called "Lukie" (though I've no idea why) even if her name was Maria.  My mom taught her at Sugden's.  I think the Gayle kids went to Hampton Roads Academy.  And yes, they did live at the private end of Chesapeake Avenue next door to or a door down from Frank and Georgiabelle Maida

   Thanks, Kathy!  As usual, I'm out of time, but I'll add this soon!

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/physicians.html

 


  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/23/06:

CBD,
 
I am most grateful for the remarks regarding Doctors Frank Robert (no "s"!) and Robert Frank. As fate would have it, I have had positive experiences with both of them in my time. Surely, I always leave the possibility that I could be wrong, but my "GP" was Dr. Frank Robert. We made note of that "play on words" or in this case, names.
 
Dr. Robert Frank, surgeon, comes into the picture as saving the life of my wife Linda by removing her gangrenous gall bladder; an issue that was being treated by a, to be unnamed doctor, as a continuing case of the "flu". After the surgery, he remained by her bedside all night. How often does that happen? She was a sick, sick puppy!
 
An "anti-biotic" specialist was called in to confer and prescribed a prescription that at that time cost $100.00 a pill! After much, much worry and concern, Linda pulled through. Dr. Robert Frank is to be given the majority of the credit for that!
 
Perhaps there was a third doctor by the name of Frank Roberts; mine was Frank Robert and was a general practitioner. He was an outstanding doctor and if he has "gone", I am certainly saddened.
 
Take Care!
RWS

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!!  Thanks, Wayne Honey!  As I said, I ran out of time before I could attend to this section, but I'll add this soon!

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/physicians.html

 


  From Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR - 01/23/06:

Mary Immaculate Hospital was named (Elizabeth) Buxton Hospital first, named after (the wife of) Dr. Joseph Buxton. I was born in the Buxton Hospital in 1938, and Dr. Russell Buxton, the founder's son, was still practicing there until the hospital was sold to the Order that bought it and changed the name. I was delivered by Dr. Emmanuel (Mandy) Greenspon, as was my sister,    Franki Satisky ('68), in 1949. Dr. Greenspon was a first cousin to my father, Aaron Satisky, who also attended NNHS. Dr. Greenspon moved his office from 28th Street and Madison Avenue to the location next to the Boulevard Pharmacy after the grocery store that was located there was torn down. The original owner of the grocery store that was located there was Mr. Harcum, who was our next door neighbor on Ash Avenue from 1942 to about 1948.

Best, Donnie Satisky

   Oh, cool!  I've been hurting my poor shriveled brain trying to remember Dr. Greenspon's first name.  Thanks so much, Donnie!  I'll try to address this section first thing in the morning!

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/physicians.html

 


  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 01/23/06 - "Dr. Frank Robert":

Dr. Frank C. Robert  (no "s" on the end, please, as he would tell me!)
 
I first met Frank Robert when I went to work for him at the NASA Space Task Group at Langley (later to become the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas) back in 1959.  Frank was an aeronautical engineer in the Life Systems Division at that time.  The division was comprised of engineers and physicians working on the life support systems that would keep America's astronauts alive while in space. 
 
Frank left NASA and obtained a position at an all-girls school in Rome, Georgia for a short time.  Then, he left there and enrolled in medical school.  When he came back to Hampton and went into private practice as a physician, he became the personal physician to many in my family.  From time to time, I would run into Frank whenever I frequented Hampton General Hospital during my pregnancies. More often than not, I would find Frank with his head in a reference book looking up one ailment or another.  He loved to learn and would always go the extra mile to educate himself on his patient's ailments.
 
I moved away for a while and lost touch.  I hope he isn't the Dr. Roberts that someone said had passed away 15 years ago.
 
Renee Helterbran Benton, Class of '59

   Now that's a cool story!  Thanks, Renee!  And I'll post it tomorrow, as I said.

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/physicians.html

 


  From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 01/24/06:

Until    Jean (Poole) (Burton - '64 - of RI) mentioned Dr. Greenspon, I had forgotten that he removed my tonsils at the age of 13. The surgery was at the former Mary Immaculate Hospital. I was attending Briarfield Elementary School at the time. He was a wonderful doctor.

   Thanks, Cookie!  Isn't it wonderful how our memories can be sparked by only a word or two here and there?!?

   Uh, ahem, that's right, I'll add it tomorrow!  GIGGLES!!!

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/physicians.html

By the way, Carol, don't forget    Charlie (Phillips - '65 - of TN) will be 59 on the 30th of January. My Bubba.

   Oh, Cookie, I should hope that I wouldn't forget your adorable brother's birthday!  I've written myself notes for the remainder of the January birthdays, but even that doesn't always help me to remember.  In Charlie's case, however, forgetting would be particularly appalling.  For one thing, he's exactly seven months older than I am.  More importantly, I owe him a great deal.

   Back in the spring and summer of 2000 when I was living "behind enemy lines" in the middle of Illinois, when I had no hope of ever seeing any of y'all ever again in this world, he encouraged me not only to start this web page, but to dream and hope and believe that it was possible to actually attend my 35-Year Reunion in 2000.  At the time, my circumstances were such that I thought that was roughly akin to believing I could fly to the moon on my broomstick.  But Charlie and    Van Rowell ('65) of NC and    Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA and    Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA and several others persisted in their encouragement, and through a chain of miraculous events, it all happened.

   And my life was forever altered.

   How do you thank someone for changing your life?? 

 



RESTAURANTS:

  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 01/23/06:

 To:    Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/21/06
 
In the Jan 20th newsletter, I mentioned the Lighthouse Restaurant was owned by Don DeBlasio.....it may very well have been called Don's, also. 

   AHHHH!  A clue!  Thanks, Gloria!

 


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to    Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/23/06 - "Great
Timing":

Hi, Captain Dave:
 
Man, talk about great timing. Thanks for getting the shot of Sam's sign before it was leveled. I remember that location being the establishment known as Don's Restaurant.
 
So many changes will come to Phoebus when Fort Monroe is closed by the US Army that none of us will recognize the place. Thanks for capturing the images!
 
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Wasn't that simply incredible?!?  Thanks, Adonis!  And thanks again. David!

 


  From Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR - 01/23/06:

Carol,

Sam's Restaurant in Phoebus was Don's Restaurant first, if it is the restaurant located at the old bridge leading from Phoebus to Ft. Monroe, and Old Point Comfort, i.e. where the Chamberlin Hotel was located. I still remember the pier at the foot of the road where the Chamberlin was located where the passenger boats arrived from Baltimore and Washington D.C. In fact one of the boats that used to make that journey was sold and became the ship Exodus that brought refugees from Europe to Palestine/Israel. There was a ticket office and arrival center on the pier.

   WOWZERS and DOUBLE-WOWZERS!!! That is wayyyy cool!!  Thank you for telling us that, Donnie!  Okay, as soon as I finish with the physicians, I'll aim for the restaurants, and then I may even at last add the dentists.....

Anyway, enough rambling. I just heard that our class (NNHS 1956) will have its 50 year reunion on October 21st. I am sure someone in Newport News will contact you.

Best, Donnie Satisky

   Oh, SUPER!!!  I'll be more than happy to promote it!  Thanks again, Donnie!

 



STUART GARDENS:

  From Debby Fink Golden ('65) of MA - 01/23/06:

Carol,

I remember two of my family's addresses in the apartments in
Stuart Gardens - 1288 and 1330 Ferguson Avenue (wasn't that name changed to Garden Drive?).    Mike Miller ('65 - of NC) and    Todd Givens ('65 - of Northern VA) lived in one of the courts (1288 address I think) and the Fitzgerald boys lived in the other court about one or two doors away from my family.  Bobby Fox ('63 - of IA) also lived a few doors down from us.  We later moved to a house on 16th Street - 968 I think.  Mary Ruth Sanders ('65 - later transferred to FHS??) lived on 15th Street and I think Nancy Lewis (Vick - '65 - of KY??) lived on 14th Street.  I may not always remember where I parked my car in the lot at the mall, but I DO remember fondly Stuart Gardens.

Debby Fink Golden '65
 
 
   WOWZERONI, Lady!  What a memory you have!  I am so wildly impressed!  I had forgotten all about Garden Drive's former name!
 
 
     In the summer of 1960 after my father's death necessitated our moving from the Stuart Homes apartments to a smaller apartment in Stuart Gardens, we lived at 1353 Roanoke Avenue.

   We were on the outside of the court, just at the street.  The bus stopped right outside our apartment.  Carol Lee Campbell ('59) lived in our same building, and Bubba Taylor ('61) lived further back in our court.  I think his sister, Sandra ('59), may have already married and moved away by the time we moved there.  Several years later, the Levine sisters, Marlene ('64) and Joan ('67) moved to an apartment at the back of the court.

 

1353 Roanoke Avenue 
Tuesday, September 3, 1963
Carol Buckley - age 16
First Day of Junior Year

   
     

   The previous occupants of our apartment were Mr. and Mrs. Marks.  I can no longer recall their first names.  His name may have been Harry.  She was a long-time employee of Nachman's.  They had left a mezuzah attached to the portal to our doorway.  I insisted that we leave it there.

   The neighbor closest to us, just kitty-cornered from our door, was Mrs. Rose Binder, grandmother of many NNHS graduates - Stanley ('62) and Wilma ('67) Binder come quickly to mind.  For some reason, I'm thinking that Alan Gerber ('66) is also one of her grandsons, but that could be one of my "rearranged" memories.

   Mrs. Binder was the most remarkable woman I've ever known.  During the persecutions around the time of the Russian Revolution, she hid out in the forests with her children for three years - a fact which boggles my mind each time I recall it.  She spoke no English, yet I could somehow understand her meaning.  I used to visit with her on her front step quite often.  From time to time she would bake Mama and me delicious coffee cakes and bring them to our door.  She would never enter our apartment; the mezuzah notwithstanding, she knew perfectly well that we were not keeping an Orthodox home, but she was one of the best neighbors we ever had.  How I cried when she passed away!  Mama took me out of school so that we could attend her funeral together.

   My goodness!  As    Jean Poole Burton ('64 - of RI) said just the other day, these are precious memories!  Thanks for causing so many of them to flood over me just now, Debby! 

 


From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 01/23/06 - "Gail Kiger Bonsey
challenges Carol on Memory tee hee":

(from your 1-12 newsletter "So your number could not have been 1306.  I don't know what is was, but I know what it wasn't."
***********************************************
ok- now this 'is' a challenge Carol - just like your former 'train math puzzle'! And this may be a job for     Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) to get back in his car and take a photo.  But let me hold off; it may not be real safe to send Dave to my old apartment to snap a pix of the house #'...My brother   (Steve Kiger - '66 - of VA) and I have a talent for recalling trivia - and he always refers to former residences we lived by 1141 Garden Drive (or) 1306 16th Street.....    (Steve, why aren't you home today-I'm not at work today and you could solve this)
 
Our apartment..1306 16th Street was on the very edge of all the Stuart Garden apartments..it was a 3 bedroom with an upstairs on the end of several single story apartments - in 1962 - 1966, when we lived there (my 2nd - 5th and Steve (Kiger)'s 9th - 12th...it was part of Stuart Gardens and not Stuart Homes.. it was not brick like the ones you say are Stuart Homes...Your Stuart Homes at 1309 16th, must  have been down and on the other side of 16th....our side living room window faced 16th, our address was 16th, but our front door faced the direction of the water....a ways over...but in that direction.....we were on the Stuart Gardens side of 16th - practically at the intersection I described.....it was quite a 'move up' from the tiny, tiny 2 bedroom apartment that we resided in at 1141 Garden Drive, 1955 (or before that even) - 1962...  Our kitchen door faced the backyards and clothes lines of Barb Houston's (Stuart Gardens) kitchen door and Beth/Lester Wingrove , as well as Jerry/Joel Fishers back door...
 

      OhOH!  OHHHHHH!!!!!!

  When you said you lived on the edge, I got it - at long last!  That's where we used to catch the bus - just across the street from you (except that we moved out two years before you moved in).

   So we lived at 1309, and the two houses just to our west were 1307 and 1305, and you were across the street - at 1306, just as you said.

 

Star Marks 1309-A 16th Street, Stuart Homes

Star Marks1353 Roanoke Avenue, Stuart Gardens     
       
  
    Ummmm, Gail - "Nevermind!"
 

   I've preserved most of these memories, Debby's, yours, and mine, here:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/apartments.html

   http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/stuart-gardens.html - page redesigned
 

 

   Lastly -    Dee (Hodges Bartram - '66 - of VA) - hats of to you for getting the  class of '66 to respond and all your efforts! 
 

 
  Picture attached (Terry Haney/Steve Kiger) at your last year's April dinner reunion meeting ... I will tell Steve if he doesn't participate - then he won't have a guest room this summer when he comes to Oregon. ha ha. And I plan to order that peelable static decal for HIS car - or maybe I'll stick it to his forehead.  I know you all will have FUN.   I'll keep prodding him...(Guess I wish my class of '73 hadn't been torn apart by mandatory bussing between WHS/FHS/NNHS/MHS.  I was a loyal WHS Farmer before my jr/sr Mariner years.  
Saturday, April 23, 2005    

Terry Haney and Steve Kiger

   
  
   OHHHH, GOODY!!!  Even with all my screaming, I love getting pictures!!!  Thanks, Gail!  And yes, Dee is just great, isn't she?!?

   Oh, and, uh, sorry again about that Stuart Gardens address thingie......

 



OTHER TOPICS:

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to    Fred Fields ('45) of CA - 01/23/06 - "Thanks
for the memories.":

Hi, Fred:
 
Just a quick note to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your comments in several of the Newsletters published by    Carol Buckley Harty ('65 - of NC). Your knowledge of the Virginia Peninsula is so great and we are much the better because you share it with us.
For those who have moved from Newport News and Hampton for whatever reason, mainly corporate transfers it is a special occasion to receive Carol's Newsletters that carry current events, as well as glances of the past. The Now and Then photos are special to those of us who long to visit the Peninsula from day to day. Your historical perspective and facts have added so much to our appreciation of Our Old Stomping Grounds.
 
Keep sharing the history of Newport News and Hampton!
 
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   I always love hearing from Fred too, Joe!  He completely blows me away.  He has been able to clarify so many questions in all our minds.  I have more of his essays that he sent me months ago to share.  I was just thinking of adding some today when I had such an enormous response from so many, I wasn't able to carry it today.  Yesssss, I definitely think we'll be needing a Bonus Newsletter quite soon now......

   Thanks, Adonis - and Fred! 

 


  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 01/23/06:

Thank you so much, Carol, for putting the notice out there for the decals. 

I saw your note questioning the class colors.  The Committee had a discussion about this before going forward.  NNHS colors were gold and blue but later changed to burnt orange and blue.  Albert Dorner ('66 - of VA) said he thinks it had something to do with Coach Conn.

I remember my band uniform had the burnt orange letters and so did my band letter.

   
     
     

Plus, the dark royal and the burnt orange so up so much better on the car windows.  I had gold and navy blue samples made and you couldn't see them at all.  The blue was too dark and the gold was too light.  The burnt orange and dark royal really jump out at you.  The decal I sent by e-mail does not do it justice.
 
Thanks again for your help!
 
Dee

   The "subtle" NNHS color change from blue and gold to deep navy and burnt orange did indeed come about through the influence of Coach Julie Coon.  I had always thought it was Mr. Wilson, but Mr. Wilson told me himself that it all began with Julie.

   Actually, this is one of those many times when I expected you to mind-read what I meant to say - which had nothing whatsoever to do with your great decal design.

   I had moved on to the subject of your reunion.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   When I went to check out your 1966 Reunion News page - which was obviously made quite some time ago - I saw that I had created it with rather outrageous colors.  I had intended it to be done in 1966's Class Colors.  For instance, the Class of 1965 chose aqua and white for our class colors.  Hence, our Reunion planning page is "painted' accordingly:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2005-65.html

   And then there's your page:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1966.html

   EEEK!  What was I thinking?!?  I was probably making that one in my sleep........

   I'm sorry for the confusion I caused, Dee, especially if you thought I was in any way being critical of your design.  I absolutely LOVE those decals!

 


  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62 - of VA) - 01/23/06 - "Soul Singer Wilson Pickett
Dies":

Carol

I thought this was a good link to Wilson Pickett. His music touched a lot of us.

Richard Dawes


** Soul singer Wilson Pickett dies **
Wilson Pickett, famous for his soul hits In The Midnight Hour and Mustang Sally, has died, aged 64.
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/entertainment/4630184.stm  >

   Oh, my goodness!  I missed that news!  And we just had "In the Midnight Hour" as our theme for the Newsletter on 01/13/06!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/01-13-06-NNHS-In-the-Midnight-Hour.html

   Thanks for passing that along to us, Dicky!  What a loss!

 


  From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 01/23/06:

Cuz',

Wow!   Mary Anna, a.k.a  Esposita..  Did any of your family ever talk to her?  I am in awe of  Jackson because he was so smart and such a brilliant strategist.  Jeb is "mighty fine" also - very flashy with his sashes - but he should have gotten back to
Lee sooner.  He was too busy running around being flashy, although there are those that would say that Lee's orders to him left something to be desired relative to specificity.  Nothing like a uniform, though.

Love, Cuz' P.

   Isn't that just so cool?!?  Unfortunately, by 1908 the Widow Jackson was about 77 years old, and largely confined to her room, so I do not believe the Frixes ever even met her.  Sigh.  Still, it's a fun bit of family trivia. 

   I'll get back to my hero, Jeb Stuart later....

   Thanks, Cousin Pam!

 


  From Barbara Brewer ('69) of VA - 01/23/06:

Hi Carol,
 
I have enjoyed reading the news and would like to add some news.  I was in the band and concert choir at NNHS.   I would like to invite interested members to concerts of the Schola Cantorum of Norfolk, Virginia. We have concerts at First Presbyterian in Virginia Beach, Saturday, January 28th at 7:30 PM and First Lutheran in Norfolk at 4 PM.  The tickets are $10.00 per person unless you are under age 35 years or are Military.  Then, the tickets are half-price.  We are keeping in touch with our music.  We are featuring early Mozart and he experienced an early demise....under 35 years.
 
Schola Cantorum allows its members to experience the joys of learning music that we were enabled to do through good public school music programs.  We certainly had this exposure on The Peninsula.  You can obtain information of the group at our website, www.schola-cantorum.org.  We entertain auditions and tenors are particularly welcome!!!
 
Barbara Brewer NNHS '69
 
ps. I do not resemble the Freshman Anchor  pic, Thank God.  Not all of us look like    Dave Arnold ('65 - of VA) in the pics.
 
  
   GIGGLES!!!  I do believe that the freshman year is rarely the most photogenic moment in a woman's life, Barbara!  I wish I had your senior portrait to use!

   Speaking of band concerts, I wonder if any of you adorable heroic pack-rats out there can help me?  I'm still reconstructing my high school albums (which I've been doing for about ten years now), and at the moment I'm concentrating on my freshman year, 1961-1962.  You may have noticed I'm somewhat obsessive about exact dates.....

   I have learned through phone calls to those in charge that the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is held the first weekend in May.  That helped.  What I'd like to know now is when the Spring and Winter combined Band and Chorus Concerts were held.  If anyone actually had a surviving program from even one of these any time between 1956 and 1965, I'd think I'd landed in Paradise.

   Also, do any of you band members remember playing outdoor concerts on a Sunday afternoon at Mariners' Museum?  And when was that parade every May?

   I have lots more questions involving such ridiculous minutia, but you know, I can't really make those album pages without the exact dates.  I may break out in hives or something.

   Thanks again, Barbara!

 


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/23/06 - "Cat saves life of Jean Poole...":

This was in the news a few days ago:  In Manchester, Pa. a woman named Jean Poole was awakened by her yowling cat, Princess, to find that her mobile home was on fire.  She grabbed her 9 month old granddaughter and ran outside, turned the baby over to someone and ran back in to save Princess.  (My first cat was named Princess...I was 7 years old.)  BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

   I LOVE IT!!!  Thanks, Lady, you are a HOOT!!! 

 


  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62 - of VA) - 01/23/06 - "Re: Babe Lawson":

Carol

To 
  Doug Nelson ('64) of VA - 01/22/06 - "'Babe' Lawson": story

Doug,

I lived at 1330 25th Street during the 3,4,5,6 and 7th. Grades. I would see the nurse walking "Babe" Lawson up and down Oak Avenue. Each year he would get a little better. The story I heard in '53 was that he ran into a goal post during a game. At that time I believe they may have still been using leather helmets with little padding. I also thought it was a high school game. Do you know if Babe is still alive?

Didn’t Mr. Coates also own the small grocery store on the corner of 24th and Oak Avenue diagonally across the street from the Lawson home? I believe they lived at about 1323-25 24th Street.
I remember that your brother    (Lloyd Nelson - '61) worked at Lawson’s and that he delivered the Richmond Times newspaper to a lot of folks in the area. I also remember that you guys lived in the 1300 block of 22nd Street. I rode my bicycle by your house on the way to Magruder School or to the little league baseball field. I vividly remember being hit by a car just a few doors down from your house while riding my bike. Lucky for me only my bike was damaged. The man that hit me thought that he had really hurt me because when he came over to me I was crying. It took me a little while to explain to him that I was crying over my bike being ruined..

Best to you

Richard Dawes

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Dicky!

 


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/25/06 - "Noteworthy Birthdays":

Hi, Carol:
 
Please don't fret about not publishing the Newsletter with a Benjamin Franklin Header. You did publish the important one featuring "Stonewall" Jackson. So rest assured that you are forgiven for the oversight. After all you have had to deal with those dreadful server issues that are causing you great distress. A Southern Belle can take only so much stress!

   Thanks, Adonis, I appreciate your understanding.  It was just a bit disconcerting to suddenly discover it still sitting unused in my files. 

   I know why I missed it.  That was the day before    Dale (American School - IL - '02) was coming home, and    Adrienne and I were desperately trying to prepare things for his arrival.  Which reminds me -    Joshua (Hillsboro HS - IL - '97) is "posta" be arriving at the Raleigh-Durham Airport on Saturday night!  YEA!!!

Speaking of Benjamin Franklin, I share the sentiments of Cokie Roberts which she shared in her book "Founding Mothers", while outlining all of the responsibilities of running several businesses, raising the children, and taking care of the household that were heaped upon Mrs. Franklin while Mr. Franklin was in Paris enjoying the social life. Her line: "All Heart, That Ben!".
 

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Well, Joe, after all, Jackson was a fine Southern gentleman, while Franklin was (dare I say!) a Yankee! 

 



BACKLOGS:

  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 01/20/06 - "Lee Theater
in
Phoebus":

Carol,

I found these pictures of the Lee Theater in Phoebus. When you open the link, there's the first one, then there's an arrow to see the next, then the next. There are a lot of other pics on this link that you won't need........so, I hope you're able to cut and paste. Oh, that I was computer savvy enough to do this. Sigh............

GLORIA



http://photobucket.com/albums/y147/Chuck1231/Theatres/Virginia/?a

   WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks, Gloria!  Looky what I found there!
 

 
 
 1931 - The American (later The Lee)  1940's - The Lee 2002 - The Lee  The Scott
(later The Langley)
 
         

 
   These are way cool!
  Does anyone know the current status of either of these two theaters?

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-movie-theaters.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/langley.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/lee-theater.html - brand new page

   Thanks again, Gloria!  And speaking of movies........

 


  
  
As I've mentioned several times in the past, for twenty years or so I've been trying to recapture my wondrous collection of Movie Star Cards which I collected as a child from the Penny Arcade at Buckroe Beach Amusement Park.  I've searched high and low, in shops and stores, at yard sales and online.  I've asked friends and family and shopkeepers and strangers.  My queries have always been met with blank stares.

   A couple of weeks ago I finally found some offered on eBay, so I giddily purchased six old cards from my previous collection, placed them in pocket pages in my album (so I can still take them out and shuffle them as I did in days of yore), and posted them:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/penny-arcade.html

 
 Meanwhile, my favorite Wizard of Wonderment,    Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, had been amassing a similar collection for me.  After I posted those first six, he began supplying me with a steady stream of Treasures from the Past.  This seems to be a great time to unveil what we've put together so far:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/movie-star-cards.html - brand new page
  
   I don't know how he did it.  I don't want to know how he did it.  If you already know how he did it, please do not tell me.  I believe in magic, and Dave is the most magical being I've ever known.

   David, I hope you realize how delighted I am to see all these images again - to open them, a few at a time - just as I did 50 years ago.  This has been such an incredible treat for me - like Christmas morning, but better.  It was like a Christmas morning long, long ago. 

 
   Thank you so very much! 
 


   This Newsletter has now reached epic proportions, and I still have about five notes I haven't posted, so
I suppose we'll be needing an extra edition tomorrow.  If you don't see your note here, keep the faith!

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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Help Me, Rhonda

(The Beach Boys)


Well since she put me down I’ve been out doin’ in my head
Come in late at night and in the mornin’ I just lay in bed

Well, rhonda you look so fine (look so fine)
And I know it wouldn’t take much time
For you to help me rhonda
Help me get her out of my heart

Help me rhonda
Help, help me rhonda
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Help, help me rhonda
Help me rhonda yeah
Get her out of my heart

She was gonna be my wife
And I was gonna be her man
But she let another guy come between us
And it ruined our plan

Well, rhonda you caught my eye (caught my eye)
And I can give you lotsa reasons why
You gotta help me rhonda
Help me get her out of my heart

Help me rhonda
Help, help me rhonda
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Help me rhonda yeah
Get her out of my heart

Help me rhonda
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Help me rhonda yeah
Get her out of my heart

Help me rhonda
Help, help me rhonda
Help me rhonda
Help, help me rhonda
Help me rhonda
Help, help me rhonda
Help me rhonda
Help, help me rhonda


"Help Me, Rhonda" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beachboys/
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks, Dave! 

 "Help Me, Rhonda" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/beach-boys/13638.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/01/06
Thanks again, Dave!

"Stanley Couldn't Forget" cartoon courtesy of http://www.nevtron.si/borderline/old.html - 01/23/06

Pink String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 11/17/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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