Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
today to Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC! And a Happy Birthday Sunday
to Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN!
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:
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
|PARCEL ID:||01T002 00 A 006||LOCATION ADDRESS:||1221 CHESAPEAKE AVENUE|
WOWZERS! How cool would that be?!? Thanks, Kathy!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/27/05:
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:
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.
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
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:
... always enjoy your fine webby work and
the latest flash from Typhoon land... I wish we had
or, more affectionately, "Wolfgangerl“
He added the Amadeus part later... You
might be amused at our open house invitation which I
All the best, Hunter TEAM WORLDFEST
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:
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:
Oh, Adonis - still waiting for me to grow up........ Thanks! GIGGLES!!!
OOOPS! Back to Hunter!
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:
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/27/05:
We just returned from the south
(Florida, Texas, and Louisiana) and were greeted with five foot snow drifts in
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.
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:
1956 - Gail Kiger
(FHS - '73)
and her big brother,
Steve Kiger ('66)
Fall of 1965
Steve Kiger President of the Senior Class
|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
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"
YEA! At last someone has asked
me a question to which I actually knew the answer without even having to think
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!
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)
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)
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:
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:
Well, we'll see what she can tell you, Craig - thanks!
WOWZERONI!!! You should see all the goodies my mailman just brought
me! BUT - you'll have to wait until Monday.
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
- Jimmy Kennedy and Georges Boulanger
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
midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/23/05
lyrics courtesy of
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 -
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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