02/02/05 - NNHS Newsletter
"I pity people who canít find laughter or at least some
- Sophie Scholl
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Happy Birthday today to Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!
GROUNDHOG DAY SITES:
From Me in NC:
A BIG thank you to the several of you who sent financial contributions for the website recently!
You are my heroes!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/31/05:
I'm so glad we have resolved the problem! And yes, it was fun! But I
must confess: I'll stick to crossword puzzles
for brain stimulation. That math section of my brain atrophied long ago! GIGGLES!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/02/05:
I keep dreaming that we are in
algebra class and Mr. Taylor won't let us
out until we solve the word problem
about the trains! Call the station. They will tell you which arrives first.
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Jean!
The trains have ceased running - and I never did find out where they were going
when they left Chicago!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 01/31/05:
I thought I saw in last newsletter from
Steve (Veazey - '60 of VA) that there was going to be
a 1960 reunion. If so, I would like information about it when it will be happening.
Don't worry , Glenn - we'll keep ALL Reunion notices blasting as soon as we hear from the committees! Thanks!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 01/31/05:
Great newsletter!!! I like the red and white theme ..... NICE colors
Now, Tommee, don't be naughty! It
wasn't really red and white. It was more of a cerise and
GIGGLES! Thanks, Babe!
From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 02/01/05:
1. That is
absolutely correct! YOU WIN! Although - I'm not certain what
it is that you win, as that was Tom's contest.....
3. Ohhhh.... what a shame.... I do remember Mrs. Ivy, now that you mentioned her. BUT - it's still open as a restaurant!
4. Right again! We'll have to wait until he offer up news of his sister.
Also from Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 02/01/05:
OHHH, yeah! How delightful - and true! Thanks, Kathy!
From Bruce Korusek (John Marshall HS - '66) of VA - 02/01/05:
Oh, my glory,
Bruce! This sent chills up my spine when I saw it. I remember those
days. And I also remember that we
as teenagers preferred to sit in the very back of the bus, forcing the black people closer up to the middle. But there was
a line drawn on the floor, and they were not allowed to sit in front of that line. Between inconsiderate youth and incredibly
ignorant laws, they often found themselves in a quandary.
Thank you for sharing this with us. Bruce. As chilling as it is, revisionist history is more so.
I've not yet posted it; I need to do some serious work on the CRT page, but it will be up soon.
From Jean Lankes Toth (HHS - '72) of VA - 02/02/05:
Here is a photo of Parkview Elementary School for your website.
A former boss of mine went to the demolition site
of this school about 20 years ago, and swiped a couple of the
bricks. She then borrowed the attached photo from a Newport News public school office, and hired me to paint
the school onto each brick as a little keepsake.
People saw my boss's Parkview bricks, and I was
suddenly SWAMPED with "orders" to paint more bricks. It got
kind of boring, but I probably did about 25 of them and made a little pocket change. I sure hope the bricks
weren't covered with asbestos.
I tried my best to return this 8x10 B&W photo. I
contacted various public school offices to get an address where
I could mail it, but nobody seemed to care.... so I still have it. I did not attend Parkview, but it seems kind of sad
that there is practically nothing about this school on the internet!!!
Jean Lankes Toth (HHS - '72)
WOWZERONI!!! How COOL- and what a beautiful job you did! You certainly "spiffed up" that page! Thanks so much!
From One of Our Famous Marines, Herb Hice of MI - 02/02/05:
I watched on CNN
News this morning the Groundhog viewing his shadow in Pennsylvania and,
LOTS MORE WINTER. In my younger days I loved Winter time. I did a lot of ice skating and
Tobogganing. Now I'm happy to be on the inside looking out at the beautiful snow and ice.
It's even supposed to snow here on Friday. Of course, the last two times
they told us that, we got absolutely
NADA! Thanks, Herbie! Stay warm!
It's time to tackle the backlog of images from several contributors - not that I'm slow or anything....
Saturday, January 08, 2005
119 Blair Avenue
Image by Tom Norris (HHS - '73)
of VA - 01/08/05
Thanks, Tom! No wonder I couldn't ever find this old store on my trips home - it has completely vanished.
My very first, very own personal Old Stomping Ground was this wonderful old
It had those great old
wooden floors, and one of those screen doors that every old independent grocery store seemed to boast. It had food,
of course, but its prime attraction for me was the display case full of candy. When it changed hands from Bud's to Jim's,
I was delighted that it maintained its one-syllable name; it made for an easy transition. It was just up the hill, across the
bridge by Peterson's Yacht Basin, and around a corner or two from our apartment at 1309-A 16th Street in the Stuart
Homes Apartments. In the summer time, there was no greater treat than to walk there with a fist full of money and
grandiose plans of blowing it all on candy and gum. Sometimes I would actually run an errand for my mama, but usually,
it was all about the candy. As I was such a spoiled rotten little child (very much as I remain) my recollection is that she
gave me about a dollar or so in change to squander in this manner every summer weekday. I might be wrong - but I might
not. Sometimes, my friend, Daphne Roberts, went with me, but as often as not, I'd go alone. I'd spend the minutes
of my walk contemplating just how I'd spend my fortune. I always bought one Baby Ruth bar, and always three or four
packages of bubble gum with the Topp's baseball trading cards, and the rest I'd use on nifty novelty candies, such as
those little wax soda bottles with the gooey sweet liquid, or those little soft cookie-like treats that looked like miniature
ice cream cones. On the way home I would stuff the Baby Ruth in my mouth to sustain me on my walk home while I began
to examine my newest cards. I'll never forget the time I got my Duke Snyder card. It was my favorite, but I had several
other nice ones - Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Ted Williams, and so forth. On the basis of their
cool logo alone, I decided I was a Baltimore Orioles fan. In this way I was able to amass a large shoebox full of major
league baseball cards which would be worth a sweet fortune today. No, of course I no longer have them.
most memorable walk to Bud's (or it may have become Jim's by then) almost
put a halt to my trips altogether.
probably about nine years old. It seems the chain gang was out that day, cleaning the area around the bridge. They had
armed guards, so I really wasn't very worried. The guards, however, became highly agitated when they saw me walk past.
They started yelling at the men, which I thought was quite unnecessary, because they were obviously all being very polite
and attentive. On my return home, the men were closer up to the sidewalk, so I stopped to chat with three or four of them
a bit. They were very friendly - exceptionally friendly. This caused the guards to become positively ballistic, and they
started yelling wildly. When I got home I told my mama. For some strange reason, she became as upset as the guards.
Normally she was one calm cookie, but that day she launched into some tirade about how dangerous those men were, and
how they could have pulled me under the bridge, and all sorts of other unpleasant details. My, my, my. Such a fuss. What
a bunch of worry warts. It was some time before I was allowed on such an excursion again......
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/buds-jims.html - brand new page
And thanks, Tom!
I finally scanned Ronnie Steele's senior portrait, and added it plus his obituary to the Class of 1961's In Memoriam page:
From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA via Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 01/28/05:
BACK ROW: Paul Harty of NC; Dave Arnold ('65) of VA; Pam Smith Tomczyk ('65) of IL; Barry Brothers (York HS - '65) of VA; MIDDLE ROW: Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA; Mattie Rowell
of NC; Van Rowell ('65) of NC;
FRONT ROW: Pauline Collins ('65) of VA;
Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC;
and Charles Shofner of VA
WOW! Wasn't that a fun evening?!? Thanks, Pam - and Pauline! I posted this one here (and redid the whole page):
(I'd still like to know why Lynn
looks even more gorgeous now than she did forty-eleven years ago. There's
just basically wrong with that story...) GIGGLES!
Well, looky here - we've come to
the end of another Newsletter (and
the end of my time!), and I still haven't posted five
items which I had intended. Tsk, tsk. Oh, but guess what? There will be a bonus issue for tomorrow, in honor of - well,
if you don't know, you'll just have to wait and see.
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
Standing in the Shadows of
in the Shadows of Love"
midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
in the Shadows of Love"
lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Groundhog Images courtesy of http://www.hoghaven.com/ - 01/29/05
Shadowed Standing Groundhog Image courtesy of http://dailydig.bruderhof.org - 02/02/05
Animated Paw Print Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maggieoh/Holidays/G/g_index.html#WOGMM Ė 01/29/05
Dollar Bills Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/26/04
Amtrak Train clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
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