01/28/05 - NNHS Newsletter - When the Twilight
Is Gone



Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Happy Birthday today to Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC!  And a Happy Birthday Sunday to Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN! 


   We hit # 30,000 on our counter this morning at 7:13 AM Eastern time.  The
winner is someone from dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net  who Googled the phrase,
“nnhs class of 1965”.  Do let me know who you are, please!  One never
knows but when I might actually ante up the prizes for such things!

From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 01/26/05:


This home, mentioned recently in the newsletter, is being sold by the Brown family and I have been asked at work
to allow the vacation of an alley that goes through the land.  The current assessment is $487,500.00, but I am sure
it is being sold at at least half again more - maybe even double the value.  KC

                                                                    City of Hampton
                                                                                                          (City Assessor's Office)
                                                                                                 Land/Real Estate Information


   WOWZERS!  How cool would that be?!?  Thanks, Kathy!




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

Oh, Carol:
The Word Problem is bringing me more enjoyment than expected. After confessing that I made a keying error in my
last contribution, where I used World Problem instead of Word Problem, may we please proceed with seeking the
correct answer. I do not know Frank Blechman ('65) of (Northern) VA well enough to run the risk of teasing him,
so I will be tactful. Frank, read the Word Problem again and resubmit your answer. Please note the freight train and
the passenger train are running on parallel tracks. So consider your answer, and tell us if this is your Final Answer?
I am hanging on with bated breathe for the correct answer to the Word Problem.
And as for Frank's Word Problem with the three crows, I was still contemplating my answer when upon reading further,
he gives the answer. Not fair! I was still formulating my answer.
And Carol, your sharp eye did identify Chris Ellis ('64) in his Cub Scout uniform correctly. What is this thing with you
and uniforms anyway???
Thanks for the Interim Newsletter.

   Thanks, Joe!  I know, I know!  I think we're just better at solving World Problems than we are at solving Word Problems! 

   Okay, back to the Word Problem:

From http://www.nnhs65.com/10-05-04-NNHS-Training-Counts.html

A Word Problem: A freight train leaves Chicago at 4:30 pm traveling at a speed of 60 mph. Two hours later
a passenger train leaves the same station traveling at 90 mph. How far will the first train get before the
passenger train catches up to it?

Translate: D = R x T

Answer: The freight train will get 360 miles away from Chicago when the passenger train catches up.

From http://www.nnhs65.com/10-07-04-NNHS-Kindly-Thoughts.html

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?

   Well, I still don't know.  You know, no one ever mentioned which direction these trains were headed.  Where are they going
and what will they see?  How often will they brake for yard sales?  Will some bozo decide to park his car on the train tracks?
Will they be slowed by blizzards?  I'm just not at all certain that we have enough information to solve this problem.  I'm fairly
certain that I at least shall never solve this problem!  WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Ah, a man in uniform!  I've just been a sucker for that since I was two years and four months old and spotted that gorgeous
young Marine in his dress blues outside Miller and Rhodes in Richmond.  I still remember it sharply after 55 years.  How could
one forget one's first vision of such awesome beauty?!?

   I'm glad you liked the extra Newsletter, Adonis, and you're most welcome.  I couldn't very well let my favorite composer's
birthday go unmarked, now could I?  Speaking of which....

From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 10/27/05:

Howdy from Houston...

Hi CBH...

... always enjoy your fine webby work and the latest flash from Typhoon land... I wish we had
some equally dedicated people on our festival team... we are having our 249th Mozart's Birthday
party this Saturday... ! next year will be a big blowout! the 250th! Yipes... btw, his real name is ...
Joannes Chrisostomos Wolfgang Gotlieb Mozart

or, more affectionately, "Wolfgangerl“

He added the Amadeus part later... You might be amused at our open house invitation which I
have attached in Word...(;-)

All the best, Hunter TEAM WORLDFEST


We are delighted to invite you to

The Todd’s Annual Winter

Gathering of The Clan.

Celebrating and Observing

The 249th Birthday of

†  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   †

‡ a.k.a. Joannes Chrisostomos Wolfgang Gotlieb Mozart ‡

on Saturday, January 29th

Open House - 4pm to 8pm

at the Todd petite chateau

Featuring -

÷ Capt. Todd’s Olde Virginia Ham Biscuits ÷

÷ Very Serious hand-made Egg Nog ÷

÷ Selected German Wines ÷

÷ Rare Single Malt Scotch ÷

÷ Scottish Smoked Salmon ÷

 {Music by W.A. Mozart, himself} 



   WOWZERONI!!!  So when I picked myself up off the floor (Hey, it's a good thing I'm still just a kid.  I could have
hurt myself falling off my chair that way!), I was still too astonished to answer Hunter right away, so I wrote Joe instead:

Dear Adonis,

   Every now and then I get a note from somebody that takes me completely off guard.
   I have noticed at such times that one way or another, they invariably all lead back to you. Thanks!


   And he replied:

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

I just love it, Carol. That is terrific, and I hope to read this again in the form of your Newsletter, Kid!
I just love to hear from a spoiled Bratty Brat when she gets the attention she so well deserves.
Glad we made a connection. There are more to come. I am working on Bill Chambers and Ken Roberts ('58).
Ken could jump higher than anyone in Basketball in comparison to his size. He and I entered the same field, Surety Bonds.
He is about to retire and move to Williamsburg. When he does, I hope to drag or push him to your web site. He will have
some great stories. Coach Bill Chambers is too self effacing to write, but we can sure write about him.

   Oh, Adonis - still waiting for me to grow up........ Thanks!  GIGGLES!!!



         OOOPS!  Back to Hunter!

   Thank you, Captain Todd!  Your Mozart celebration sounds absolutely delightful!  (I obliterated your contact information
so you wouldn't be inundated with people trying to crash your bash.)  And to say that I enjoyed hearing from you is one
of those charming Southern understatements I grew to miss so very much during my 30 years in the Midwest.

   For those of y'all unfamiliar with Captain Todd and the work he does, treat yourself to some time in his website:


   "WorldFest is the largest film & video competition in the world, with more than 4,300 category entries received in 2004."

   You may also find him here:


From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 01/27/05:

Click the link below.  It is BEAUTIFUL.

Hope you like it as much as I do.
Gives you something to think about...learn from.


   Thanks, Judy!

From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/27/05:

Hi Carol,

We just returned from the south (Florida, Texas, and Louisiana) and were greeted with five foot snow drifts in our
yard!  I have had a great time reading all the newsletters I missed. 

The pictures of Bill's Barbecue and High's Ice Cream were really a kick for me.  When I was little and my parents
had NO MONEY... we would stop at High's and get an ice cream...this was a family treat.  The ice cream was a nickel
for a small scoop.  If they had a little more money we went to Bill's and got Barbecue sandwiches and Cokes.  Simple
pleasures...so sweet and lovely to remember. 

Hugs, Jean

   WOWZERONI!!!  That's some kind of snowfall!!! 

   Thanks, Jean!  I double-posted your precious memories:




From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of TX - 01/27/05:

Carol, you are absolutely right on the Magruder pictures. Also I do remember the Blue Lite dances.

Regards, Jo Ann

   COOL!  Thanks, Jo Ann!

From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 01/27/05:

Well, Al - we like the red hair too!  And if you didn't like the '66 pix of you from the Anchor - here is another
handsome NNHS '66 dude from same year! (if he hears about this - I'll deny it was from me)...
Now my senior high school-age son has that same smile!   :)
Carol - tell Al (Dorner - '66 - of VA) thanks, for the call about web page - I think the success of how it has
grown would make a wonderful feature story in the Daily Press! ( or as Principal Etheridge quoted at the reunion,
"the Daily Mess"  )  ha 
1956 - Gail Kiger (FHS - '73)
and her big brother,
Steve Kiger ('66)
Fall of 1965
Steve Kiger President of the Senior Class
of 1966
1971/2 - Steve Kiger ('66) (age 24) and his little sister, Gail Kiger (FHS - '73) (age 17)  



   WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks, Gail!  I think we can all agree that the last several Newsletters have definitely been
"graced and beautified", as my mama used to say, by all these gorgeous images of all you lovely people!

   (I had to twist Gail's arm to let her to let me use that last image - but it's just so beautiful, how could I hoard it and not share it
with y'all?!?)

   By the way, Steve was not only Tri-Captain of the Basketball Team, he was voted Best All Around in his class.  And I could be
way off base here, and I really don't have time to cross check all fifteen of these Anchors, but off the top of my head I believe
Steve is the only person I know to be voted President of his Freshman, Sophomore, Junior AND Senior Class!

   Thanks again, Gail!

   If the Daily Press actually does print a feature story about this web page, someone will probably come down here and extradite
and imprison me for all manner of horrible (but true) things I've printed about the "lovely" condition of downtown Newport News
Sigh.  But as the man said, "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."

   And thanks again, Albert!  You are my hero!

From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 01/27/05:

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Evelyn!  I must say that's the shortest message I've ever received, but it certainly made me laugh!

From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 01/28/05 - "Typhoon Sighting"

Carol, I have ALWAYS been extremely proud of NNHS and the opportunities we had as students there.  I mean, 
how many schools taught calculus to seniors in the 1960s or had such award winning extra curricular squads like
, basketball and band?  And don't get me started on the drama program!  Though I have been proud, I have
gotten prouder during this year of my reading your newsletter.  I know that as a Hampton resident, I didn't go
to school with you guys at Jackson or Magruder and don't have the north end
, east end or Stuart Gardens
memories either.  But I have Typhoon Pride, none the less.
Yesterday as I was turning into Kiln Creek, my subdivision, I came up behind a Ford Explorer.  It was a rich cherry
red metallic but what caught my eye was the license plate:  NNHS 65.  I nearly wrecked!  As there are two left
turn lanes from Victory into Kiln Creek Parkway, I drove into the lane the Ford was not in - so I could pass him,
of course, and see who he was.  My plan worked perfectly but I didn't recognize the driver.  He is slim (you can tell 
from the cheeks) and sports a full moustache (gray).  He was wearing a suit and an overcoat and scarf (all visible
from the shoulders up view I had through the driver's window.  And he was wearing a hat!  Not a ball cap or a
Kangol cap but a fedora!  A HAT!  So, he was decidedly well dressed.  
Anyone out there know who he is?  Is he a newsletter reader?  Ooooh, the mysterious possibilities.  I bet he's had
that license plate a long time because whenever I get a new one, I always try a variety of NNHS + year or whatever
combinations.  They are always all taken.  KC        

   YEA!  At last someone has asked me a question to which I actually knew the answer without even having to think (as y'all
know, I'm somewhat opposed to such activity...)

   You, my dear Kathy, have just had a close encounter with Ron Smith ('65), newly appointed treasurer for the Class of 1965
Reunion Committee!  And yes, I believe he's had those plates for a while.  He also has similar plates on his lovely new sports
car.  As he's with Peninsula Funeral Home, it behooves him to be well-dressed, though he probably would be so anyway.  For
further photo ID, I have attached some images, though there is not the slightest doubt in my mind.  And yes, he's been on our
mailing list for the last four years.  (Hi, Ron!)

   What a fun story!  Thanks, Kathy!

October 1995
Patti Elliot Smith ('67); Ron Smith ('65); Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65); Dale Chestnut; Betsy Smith ('65)
(Photo courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut - '65 - of VA)
Friday, October 18, 2002
Omni Hotel, Newport News, VA
Paul Harty, Carol Buckley Harty ('65), Roy Wimmer ('62), Ron Smith ('65),
and Donald King ('62)
(Image by Edna Whitcomb Harrison - '65 - of VA)
Saturday, July 17, 2004  Williamsburg, VA
Ron Smith ('65) and
Patti Elliot Smith ('67)
(Image by Carol Buckley Harty -
'65 - of NC)

From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 01/28/05:

Thanks Carol for all the info.....
Any news from the class of 63?
Alls well in Piermont
I hope my video will be out next month:  Yoga for People with Physical Limitations.  If anyone wants to purchase one,
it will be 29.99 
Love, Rochelle Spooner aka SwamiMommy
Wishing everyone a Goooooood Year

   Hmmm - all I know is what you read.  Well, that didn't make a lot of sense, but you're used to me by now, right?  GIGGLES!!!

   OH, I want one of your videos!  Let us know when they're ready, Rochelle!  Thanks!


 From Craig Miller ('63) of FL - 01/28/05: 

Great story on the last NNHS-Hampton football game.  It's nice to leave a winner!  What a treasure house.
I'll bet a dollar Gloria (HHS '65) was at Willis when I was there.  Max Bartholomew ('65) and I almost never missed
a chance in the summer of 1962.  Lots of young girls there Gloria's age. Does Gloria remember "Cookie" (short blonde), or
Stephanie (tall brunette)?  They would've been Gloria's age (class of '65, plus or minus...)

   Well, we'll see what she can tell you, Craig - thanks!

   Oh, WOWZERONI!!!  You should see all the goodies my mailman just brought me!  BUT - you'll have to wait until Monday.
Thanks, people!

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

                          Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat


My Prayer

- Jimmy Kennedy and Georges Boulanger

(The Platters)

When the twilight is gone and no songbirds are singing
When the twilight is gone you come into my heart
And here in my heart you will stay while I pray

My prayer is to linger with you
At the end of the day in a dream that's divine
My prayer is a rapture in blue
With the world far away and your lips close to mine

Tonight while our hearts are aglow
Oh tell me the words that I'm longing to know

My prayer and the answer you give
May they still be the same for as long as we live
That you'll always be there at the end of my prayer

"My Prayer" midi courtesy of http://www.mille-soeren.dk/11_Midi/03_udenlandsk/side03_en.htm
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/23/05
Thanks, Dave!

"My Prayer" lyrics courtesy of http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/the_platters/my_prayer.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Sunset Image courtesy of Cal's Gallery, http://www.wtv-zone.com/cal555/, located by my niece, Shari, of VA - 01/10/04
What a great site!  Thanks, Shari!

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

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