01/27/05 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mozart's Birthday

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(27 Jan 1756 - 05 Dec 1791)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Y'all have been busy.  We broke Monday's record yesterday.  There were 171 page hits with 31 first -time viewers.  We will
hit the 30,000 mark today.  Thanks!

   Sixty years ago today, Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau
in Poland.  Take some time today to pause and remember those millions of worlds that ceased to be during
those dark years.

From Elizabeth Lankes (Hampton HS - '71) of VA - 01/24/05:

Hi Carol,
Recently my sister (Jean Lankes Toth - Hampton HS - '72 - of VA) sent a photo I took of Bill's Barbeque for you
to post. I have enjoyed looking at and reading .... your web site. Thank you for the nostalgic experience!
Here are a couple more photos I can share and you can post on your site....

These were taken in the 1980's. The two buildings were right across the street from each other on Kecoughtan Road.
I worried that these cool old buildings would not last into the 21st century, and it's now it's sad to realize that my fears
came true. I particularly mourn the loss of Bill's! I can remember Bill's Barbeque and High's Ice Cream as far back
as the late 50's but have clearer memories from the 60's. (I graduated from Hampton High School in 1971). The Bill's
building dated back to the 20's or 30's and the High's building looked to be even older. When I was a kid, my absolute
favorite meal was a Bill's hamburger and a limeade, eaten in my Mom's car or when I was a little older, inside in one
of the cheerful booths with pals. I think I probably left my first restaurant tip at Bill's. High's was great for their delicious
chocolate milkshakes on a hot summer evening, when I was about 13 and actually trying to gain weight. Those were the
Best regards and happy memories!



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

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/26/05:

I see that (Miss Sherman) does not have a MIDI, and I recall the discussion about the singing of
"Bless This House" at the dedication of the new auditorium and at other assemblies. So here it is.

   David, that's absolutely beautiful!  Thanks so much!

   (PSSSST!  Do you know of a good place where we can use that fabulous "You'll Never Walk Alone" MIDI you found last week???)



From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/26/05:

...I also noticed that you have totally ignored my case that Dave Arnold ('65 of VA) was now "Honey", as per YOUR reference
in a recent newsletter!! Too many "Honeys" around this joint.

   Wayne Honey, one can never have too many Honeys, Darlin's, or Sweeties.  I myself have a plethora of each.  I'd be so
saddened to think that you were laboring under the misguided notion that you had somehow relinquished your title to Dave.
Nothing could be further from the truth.  Just because he is now Dave Honey, doesn't mean that you are no longer Wayne
Honey.  As my mama used to say, "Better luck next time".  HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!

From Bob Parish ('68) of VA - 01/26/05:

Thanks (for adding Tom Keithley to the mailing list). Also thanks for the wonderful work you're doing.

   Thank you, Bob.  It's my pleasure - on both accounts!

From Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 01/26/05:

My dear Carol, I spend nearly 40 years and thousands of dollars in therapy, trying to live down the humiliation
of that pic and it turns up on your site!!!!! I don't remember the exact details but they told me to come out of the
girl's room looking "beat up".

ANYWAY.....I have made a call to the paper and was referred to another reporter. I'll let you know as soon as
I hear.......

Peace and love, Albert

   OHHH, Albert, you are soooo funny!  I LOVE that picture!!!  It is totally adorable!!!  It cheers me up every time I see it.  I felt so
sorry for everyone who had not had the opportunity of seeing it, and felt selfish for hoarding it.  I just couldn't handle the guilt any

   And thanks for the phone call!  Gail (Kiger Bonsey - Ferguson HS - '73 - of OR) will be so happy!

From Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 01/26/05:


Everybody knows that once the passenger train gets behind the freight train it will have to slow down
to the same speed as the freight train to avoid a collision (there are no "passing lanes" on a railroad).
Therefore, the passenger train will never get ahead of the freight train.

The railroad riddle is like the the puzzle:

Q: If three crows are sitting on a telephone wire, and you throw a rock and knock one off, how many
will be left on the wire?

A: (In math class) Two

A: (Anywhere else) None, because the other crows will fly away.

   WHAT?!?  Are you kidding me?!?  Where is that problem again, lemme see............

Another Word Problem: Now that the Passenger Train caught up with the Freight Train, how long will it take the
same Passenger Train to double the distance from the station they both left?

   Oh, for Pete's sake!  YOU GUYS!!  WILD GIGGLES!!!!  Thanks, Frank - and Joe!

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/27/05:

Hi, Carol:
Thank you for publishing the second edition or should I say, the continuing saga of the Word Problem in your
last Newsletter.
I hope we get a good response to this speeding train passing the freight train, for it is very likely the TYPHOON
math giants who studied under Mr. Herman Levy will solve this one in a minute. At this point my one
disappointment is that Ivan Goldberg ('57) of VA is not contributing his thoughts to this Word Problem. He must
have a business email address, as he runs a real estate business in Newport News. Maybe Nancy Bigger Alligood
('56) of VA
could send Ivan the link to the web page so we can get this thoughts and the answer to this Word Problem,
if he is not too busy making the Big Bucks!!! Anyone who ever heard Ivan's exchanges with Mr. Levy would welcome a
comment from him for old times sake. They were classics. Is it really true that Ivan has mellowed with age???
Most likely the real math giants like Cap'n Dave (David Spriggs ['64] of VA) will not bother to answer, shrugging it
off as too elementary. However, some of us who were a bit slow in math will take the challenge, and struggle a few
hours trying desperately to come up with the elusive answer. Of course, that is the fun of this World Problem. Keep
You are the greatest, Kid!!!

   Joe, Joe, Joe.  You guys are all so adorable.  I can testify to you that Frank is a Certified Genius as well.  He just took pity
on me for old times' sake.

   Thanks again, Adonis!

From Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 01/26/05:

Hi Carol,

This picture of Coach Billy Turner is from the 69-70 Anchor. Not sure where he taught that year as his pic
was not with faculty pics. This was his first year out of college. He also coached the JV basketball team.


1970 Anchor

   WOWZERONI, Tim!  Thanks so much!  Looky-Looky, Billy Turner!



From Jean Lankes Toth (Hampton HS - '72) - 01/26/05:

Hi Carol!

I know you must be overwhelmed with people sending you stuff to upload, but can you stand one more? (save for later
if you want -- I understand completely!). A couple of years ago I bought an old-photo grab-bag on eBay and there was
a tiny spiral-bound "yearbook" included, from Magruder Elementary School -- 1955, I think. I subsequently re-sold
this. But I thought I'd share my scans of this "yearbook". It would be FAR OUT if someone out there recognized them
self. Sorry the group shot is only partial, but I was trying to entice buyers!!!!



I met Tom "Corky" Norris (HHS- '73) last night, who you know as "BABE"! We went to HHS together and didn't
even know it at the time -- two students who pass in the day. He had some George Wythe Junior High yearbooks
from the '40's and other amazing goodies. Really fun stuff!

Best regards,
Jean Toth (HHS - 1972)
Thanks for letting us HHS'ers invade your website. Keep up the GREAT work!!!!

   WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Jean!  Unless I'm totally nuts (Oh, hush up, y'all - we weren't calling for a vote on that issue!), in the
second photo, the cute little cub scout in the back row is none other than Chris Ellis ('64)!  And is the little boy in front of him
not Raymond Andrews ('63)?  And the little boy in the plaid shirt next to him looks a lot like Tommy Payne ('63) to me.  
Sorry, I haven't even a guess as to the identity of any of the others, not even the teacher.

   Yes, Jean, Tom has an amazingly extensive collection of local memorabilia!  We're so glad that he found us, and is so willing
to share with "the enemy".  GIGGLES!!!  (Thanks again, Babe!)

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/26/05:

Greetings from Tampa Bay:

A nineteen year loosing streak, the longest in NCAA Division II Basketball history came to an end this evening when
the Saint Leo University Lions defeated the Florida Southern College Mocs by a score of 70 to 65. Go Lions!!!

   WOWZERONI!!!  Congratulations all around!  Thanks for telling us, Adonis!

   Well, I threw in an extra edition, and I still didn't catch up....Sigh.  I'll throw another one in tomorrow.  We have a couple
of birthdays coming up then anyway:


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

                          Love to all, Carol


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The Allegro Serenade for strings no. 13 in G major 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik', K 525
midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks, Dave!

Mozart as a Child Portrait courtesy of http://www.classicalarchives.com/bios/mozart_bio.html - 01/23/05

Excerpt from the 1780 Mozart Portrait by J. Nepomuk della Croce (1780) courtesy of http://www.kunstderfuge.com/mozart.htm - 01/23/05

Musical clip art courtesy of http://www.cliphoto.com/index0.htm - 01/23/05

Further Background Readings on Mozart - http://www.kunstderfuge.com/bios/mozart.html and http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/mozart.html and http://www.classicalarchives.com/bios/mozart_bio.html - 01/23/05

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