02/07/05 - NNHS Newsletter -
Tears on My Pillow

"To enjoy--to love a thing for its own sake
and for no other reason."

- Leonardo Da Vinci


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Someone is trying to ensure that I rip out all my hair.  It hasn't been annoying enough that my FTP has been giving me
grief.  No.  Yesterday morning I sent out notifications of the Newsletter at 5:30 AM.  It just SAT there in my account for
eight full hours!  Needless to say, any other correspondence I tried to send did the same thing or worse; some of them
disappeared altogether.  Even more needless to say, the timing was abominable.......



1. Cissy Wilkinson ('64) of VA - 02/06/05:

Carol -- For several days now I have been working my way through the posted newsletters - just from visiting the website. They are
wonderful and create such a camaraderie of friends whom we knew and who knew us so long ago. When I checked the link to alumni,
I realized I was not listed there, so having attended each of our '64 reunions when they occurred, including the one in October 04, I
now officially request my name be added to the alumni list. 
       Thank you for being the initiating and guiding spirit for this amazing link between past and present! --  Cissy (MaryEllen) Wilkinson

PS List me as Cissy, I don't think anyone knew my MaryEllen name.

2. Gil Hughes ('64) of VA - 02/06/05:

Thanks for the great job you do.  Please add me to your list:
Gil Hughes
Class of 1964
Go typhoons!

   Welcome, Cissy and Gil!  Thanks for your kind words; we're delighted to have you join us!  You are now officially added here:




   These lists, of course, have absolutely no official bearing with any of the Reunion Committees; they're merely an indication
of people who are on this mailing list for this newsletter.  Darkening the doors of NNHS is not even a requirement, as some
of our most prolific contributors attended rival high schools.

   By the way, Cissy - I remembered that your real given name was MaryEllen, but then as everyone knows, I'm weird.

From Me ('65) of NC:

   Thank you for the recent generous financial contributions which have come our way!  Y'all are the BEST!

From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/06/05:

Carol, while looking for an email address I discovered mine is not published, so would you, could you, add it to the
web page? WNHobbs@verizon.net. I know you're always busy cause I'm reading all this neat stuff you put together.
I think I know why you are the one and only " Babe ".
                                                                                        Bill Hobbs "66"
                                                                                        Typhoons forever

   I'm Da Babe?!?  WOWZERS!  Thanks, Bill!  You made my day!

   I added your email to the contact listings.  I believe y'all often think you're posted there, while I often think you haven't given
me clear permission to do so.  And unless I'm quite certain that you've authorized me to do so, I won't publish it, lest you come
and smite me with a big stick for infringing your privacy.  And it really disturbs me when I annoy people - which is a shame, as
I seem to do it so well and so effortlessly.

   Thanks again, Bill!



From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 02/06/05:

Well, Paul (Dobie - '66 - CO), I laughed when you mentioned trying to recall memories about the Blue Light Club  and something about
BYOB.....of course I was TOO YOUNG to even go to  any clubs in Newport News (left at 19-1/2) ....BUT a funny story
happened to me at about
age 21 in Waikiki, as I lived on Oahu '74- '84.....We were partying at 'SPATS' , a very popular club in Waikiki and 'Singapore slings' were the
big drink of the day.....who walks by but Wilt Chamberlain.  Me,  feeling mighty fine, gave a tug on his arm, and he looks down at some stranger
blonde girl....and i said 'Hi Wilt!' He smiles and says 'Well, hi there".....I say, "I just wanted to tell you - that my brother plays basketball, too!
He smiled and said, "oh yeah?"  And I said, "but he was drafted".  
Wilt said , 'Oh really,  'NBA?"  
I said 'No! Vietnam!...
End of story.
It was like a Seinfeld moment.

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  That's precious, Gail! Thanks so much!

From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 02/06/05:

I am glad that you LIKED the little TYPHOON.....Here is another you can use.....
Al  class of 64

   Thanks, Al!  These are just sooo cute!

From Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA - 02/06/05:

Hi Carol!

Will be delighted to get my ornament—anyway I can!!  Thanks!!

I can’t thank Dave Spriggs ('64 of VA) enough for the great job done on the 5 Oldie CD Set.  Just received mine and
have practically played them nonstop.  They bring back so many memories of of fun times and NNHS.

Thanks again, Dave, for sharing this with all of us.

                                    Typhoons Forever,

                                    Cheryl Pless Ramsey (NNHS ’64)

   Thanks, Cheryl!  I hope you like your ornament.  It's slightly different from the one shown, but it's still white with blue
and gold ribbons.  You may have to iron the ribbons; that Susie Homemaker dryer fluffing trick is not really advisable
for this item....

   Aren't those simply the best CDs?!?  There's just no one like Dave!  He's not only adorable, he's an absolutely amazing
man with many varied talents.

From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 02/06/05:

Hi Carol,
I decided to sit back and be quiet for a spell but I have decided it's been long enough.  Almost 2 days. 

As far as the word problem regarding the train-----my Associates, Bachelors and Masters Degrees are all in Nursing.  I did learn one
helpful thing is Nursing Research.  If the question doesn't answer So What  or Who Cares  it probably isn't worth reading.  Those
of you prone to completing the math problems will never come to a consensus.  If I can mix it and give it to you, one way or another,
then we're ok.  I have decided against taking the train and am going to FLY back to Tampa on Tuesday. 

I have enjoyed the discussion about the Oasis.  We were by there today and the parking lot was almost full after church.  The last
High's Ice Cream Store that I have seen lately is near Gloucester Court House.  There is a laundromat next door.  It may have
closed since last summer. 
Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63 - of VA) - Thanks for the info about downtown Hampton.  I use to spend one day a week at the Riverside
Hampton Mental Health Center many years ago as their med nurse.  What ever happened to that little restaurant that sold the best
crab cakes for $1.50?  It would only seat 12 people but the food was delicious. 
The Grey Goose had just opened and soon became
a popular lunch hang out for special celebrations.
For those of you who are not aware, my special friend Dale Lucado ('68) (of VA) is in RRMC at this time.  If you have time, drop him
a line and keep him in  your prayers.  Hopefully, he'll be home soon and back on line.
I hope you received the picture.  It brought back many happy memories of our Rosie.
Saturday, May 17, 1969 -
Linda Lane Lane and
Rose Woodard Davis

   Thanks, Linda!  Have a nice flight!

   There might still a High's?!?  Y'all flock over there and have a triple-dipped cone for me - lemon custard, mint chocolate chip,
and peppermint stick, please!  Mmmmmm!

   I am practically always unaware of practically everything, so I did not realize that Dale had been hospitalized.  We'll keep him
in our prayers.  Please give him our best wishes!  If you have an address for him there, I'd be glad to post it.

   And thanks so much for the picture of you and Rosie!  Of course, I burst into tears once again upon seeing it, but I seem to do
that whenever I think of Rose - such as now, for instance........

   I posted it here:



From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/06/05:


Someone once told me that when God said brains, Adam thought he said "trains" and he replied, "No, thanks, I don't
need one..."  I hope all the train word problems go to the station for permanent night-night! 

PATRIOTS WON!!!!  Ain't that grand?

  AWWW, Jean!  Trains are FUN!  I've only taken three train trips in my whole life, and they were all delightful and incredibly
memorable.  The first was the summer of 1949, when my parents, my sister, my daddy's mama and his two sisters, and my
cousin Cheryl White (John Marshall HS - '64), all took the excursion train from Richmond to Buckroe for a week.  Aside
from the unforgettable memories, this trip added two very useful phrases to our family's vocabulary, both courtesy of Cheryl:
, and "No, wait - my shoes are in there!"

   The second trip was in July of 1966, when my sister, my mama, her two sisters, and my uncle took the C & O from Richmond
to Chicago, and the Union Pacific from Chicago to Bismarck, ND for my cousin Clarke Booth's (VMI - '61) wedding.  What a
wonderful time!  I had never been anywhere at all before, so it was my first look at other parts of the country.  This, too,
introduced some rich family phrases, both from my mother, delivered in her own amazing stage whisper: "Mike! What time is it?"
and "Wake up!  Wake up, everybody!!  We're at Fargo!  FARGO!!  You know - where the STAGE COACH runs!"

   My third train trip was in October of 2003, aboard an Amtrak train from Fayetteville to Richmond, and was even more
enchanting than the first two.

   I just LOVE trains!

   Oh - congratulations on your Super Bowl victory.  Our TV chose that exact moment to completely die, so I missed the whole

   Thanks, Jean!

From Fred Eubank ('64) of TX - 02/07/05:


Being a former engineer like Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA), I can’t let this go either.

Concerning the train problem, Dave is absolutely right in that there was INSUFFICIENT DATA given to arrive at a conclusive
answer, even a simple algebraic one.  Here is the original 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

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?

When insufficient data is given, the only way to arrive at an answer is to make ASSUMPTIONS.   However, what one reader
posted about “assume” is generally true.

Assumption No. 1: Are the trains traveling on different tracks, or are they traveling on the same track?  If they are on different
tracks, then the passenger train will pass the freight train after it overtakes it 360 miles from the station.  At least one answer
was based on the assumption that both trains were traveling on the same track.  Therefore, the 90-mph passenger train would
have to slow down behind the 60-mph freight train, and not be able to pass.  If you assume they were traveling on the same
track, then that answer makes perfect sense.  The problem does not say if there were 1 or 2 tracks, so you have to make an

Assumption No. 2: The second part of the problem involves what happens after the passenger train overtakes the freight train
360 miles from the station.  The question is asked “…how long will it take the same Passenger Train to double the distance
from the station they both left?”  One has to assume “the distance” referred to is either the distance of the passenger train
from the station, or the distance of the freight train from the station.  If it is the former, the question should have been worded
double its distance”.  If it is the latter, the question should have been worded “double the freight train’s distance”.  Now it’s
fairly obvious that if we’re talking about the passenger train doubling its distance, the answer is 8 hours and 720 miles. 
However, if we’re talking about the passenger train doubling the freight train’s distance, then the answer is “never” since the
passenger train is traveling at 90 mph and the freight train at 60 mph.  The only way the passenger train can travel twice as far
as the freight train is if its speed is twice that of the freight train, or 120 mph.  Alternatively, the freight train could slow down
to 45 mph.  Again, the problem did not say which distance to use, so you have to make an assumption.

As far as Dave invoking the Laws of Physics and Newtonian Mechanics, not
to mention all the other fields
of Engineering and
Science, I never realized train engineers had
to be so SMART. 

I just “assumed” they wore those neat little, blue-striped engineer caps, red handkerchiefs (not to be confused with “kerchief”, or “hankerchief”) and pulled down on their “Toot-Toot” whistles all day, kind of like Casey Jones.

The only known authentic photograph of Casey in the cab of an engine.
Of course we all remember the Casey Jones TV show back in the 1950’s with Alan Hale, Jr.

When is Casey Jones' birthday?

All Aboard!

   WILD HYSTERICAL GIGGLES!!!  Wake up, Jean - We're at Fargo!  FARGO!!

   Thanks, Fred!  I think I laughed for five whole minutes!






   Oh, John Luther ("Casey") Jones was born 14 Mar 1864 near in southeast MO, but moved to Jordan, Fulton Co,, KY
(near Cayce - hence his nickname) when he was in his teens, and died 30 Apr 1900 near Vaughan, MS as a result of the
train wreck.

   But these trains - our trains - were not involved.  No, they just keep going and going and going .....

From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63 - of VA) - 02/07/05:

Carol, After reading the 2nd question about the Blue Light Club ( of which I don't remember ever hearing), I pause
to wonder why no one has mentioned the Original Club.  I attended a dance there in the 1980s with my ex-husband
and another couple.  That other man was a member of the club.  But I remember knowing of dances held there
during my high school days.  I never attended one then.  Was the place rented by a fraternity or something?  KC

   Hmmm, good question, Kathy!  I don't know the answer, of course.  I never heard of either one of them.  As I said, I lived
in a Dixie cup.  "Anyone?  Anyone?"


   Our Old Stomping Grounds has now been separated into a main page with five sub-sections:







   Not only will they now load more quickly, but I won’t have to worry about crashing the page every time I attempt to update it.

   But I still haven't done those other updates......

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Tears on My Pillow

You don't remember me, but I remember you
T'was not so long ago, you broke my heart in two
Tears on my pillow, pain in my heart
Caused by you

If we could start anew, I wouldn't hesitate
I'd gladly take you back, and tempt the hand of fate
Tears on my pillow, pain in my heart
Caused by you

Love is not a gadget, love is not a toy
When you find the one you love
She'll fill your heart with joy

If we could start anew, I wouldn't hesitate
I'd gladly take you back, and tempt the hand of fate
Tears on my pillow, pain in my heart
Caused by you

Tears on my pillow, pain in my heart
Caused by you
Caused by you
Caused by you
Caused by you

"Tears on My Pillow" midi courtesy of http://www.hamienet.com/midi16436.html  - 04/26/04

"Tears on My Pillow" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsstyle.com/s/sclub8/tearsonmypillow.html  - 01/30/05

Pillow Image courtesy of http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?PAGE=PROFRAME&PROD_ID=1042839 – 01/30/05 (replaced 02/20/09)

 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 01/03/04

Laughing Smilie courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!  Just what I needed!

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