02/14/05 - NNHS Newsletter


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   A very happy Valentine Birthday today to Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA!  Have a great day, Sweets!



From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 02/09/05:

This is for Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA ... who I think got lost somewhere in that last snow that hit
Newport News!  (Sarah - maybe moving there from sunny CA wasn't a good thing - ha ha) 
Carol-make sure you get hold of her to see this....
Anyway, I told you I'd scan this - your mother, Virginia Puckett, painted a scene on my parent's 1946 plain white
wedding invitation, and for years it was always hanging in their bedroom.  I got it after dad passed away in 1999.
The little picture means more to me as they are both gone...and you know, your dad and mom and my parents were
friends back then at Calvary Baptist - as were Rip Collins' dad and mom members.....  I even remember your dad
when I was young -- very tall and handsome and your mom real tiny and petite....please show her I have made her
painting famous.  I have also showed you what my folks looked like that era..

   How incredible is this?!?  Thanks so much, Gail!  This one left me speechless!!  What a treasure!



From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/12/05:

1865 - I wonder how many of these you will get?

   Only one, actually!  Blurred vision - ya gotta love it!  Thanks, Wayne Honey!

   (Wayne Honey is referring to the fact that I listed Abraham Lincoln's death date as 1875 on Friday's Newsletter -- which
I wrote and released under less than ideal conditions, shall we say! - and then thanks to technical difficulties was powerless
to correct until early Sunday morning.  WOW - that would have changed history a tad bit, wouldn't it?!?  OOOPS!)


From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/12/05:

Carol ... you can print this in the newsletter ... it's innocent enough without names of the guilty parties :-).

Morning ...

I enjoyed Dave Whitley's ('67 - of VA) letter about the Blue Light. We carpooled together at work in the
mid '90's and used to trade stories and one liners a lot (almost two hours a day in the car gives you lots of time
to practice your schtick). So maybe I was a closet Typhoon all along. I'm proud to be an honorary Typhoon ...
Dave is accepted in the Krabba ranks as well ... and greatly enjoy the website, newsletters, and reading of all
of the escapades of the past.

Let's see .... 1972 .... I was just ready to turn 18 about the time David came back from Nam ... and for those who
don't remember those times being male and 18 left one with two options ... 3.2 beer or fake ID. Many clubs back
then had kind of a double standard ... girls could get in at 18 but guys had to be 21 (why Dave got all the babes
then ... LOL). Sooooo .... I never got to experience the nightlife of the Blue Light (but .... I did do a tour of Yama's
in Phoebus in the mid 70's ... fights, gunfire, and excitement but no bands). The Blue Light discussions did bring
to memory a HHS sorority dance I attended at the Armory (MMC I believe) in '74 or '75. The girl I was dating then
still was at Hampton (while I was at good ol' Tommy Tech (TNCC to the uninformed). Don't remember the details,
which is probably good since I am confident there was some underage hanky-panky going on (nah, we never did that!).

Get better, Carol ... stop those fainting spells ... they can't be good for you! (unless they are swoons .... that's

Da Babe

   Ohhhh, Tommee, you naughty babies!      Thanks!

   You neglected to mention that another reason that David got all the babes is that he's freakin' HOT, but I digress....)

   Thanks, Babe!  You're right - I much prefer swooning to simply falling on the floor for no good reason. 


From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 02/12/05:

Hi Carol,
I'm sorry to hear that you passed out, and I hope you feel better now.
What is the error? I looked briefly at both, but I can't think clearly enough to see what's wrong. Is it that you placed the newsletter
as a song title?

   Thanks, Eleanor!  I was trying to keep you from finding out that I keeled over.  I figured you had quite enough on your plate
at the moment without my adding one more thing to cause you worry.  Any other time you wouldn't have read your email!  How
is it I never could keep anything from you or Baba?!?  GIGGLES!!  But, okay, okay, I may even break down and visit my physician.

   The error was not in the Newsletter itself; it was in the announcement.  I said "Go read your new sad Newsletter", and then
gave the link to the old happy Newsletter.  Sigh.  That time my vision was blurred and my head was throbbing....

   But as for the title, many if not most of the Newsletters now being released will bear the same title as the song featured thereon -
most of which are being taken in order from Dave Spriggs' ('64 - of VA) WAAAAY cool Reunion CDs.  So as I used to tell you
when I was a little girl and would habitually fall down while I was spinning around like a top, "I meant to do that."


From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 02/12/05:

Well, Carol, you are something else!  Not only did I get a mention in New Members, but you credited me (and Paul) for the new Blue Lite site. 
I didn’t live in Stuart Gardens, but my brother and his wife had their first home there.  It was a great neighborhood!  But how about Copeland
?  Are there any former residents out there?  I was brought home from Riverside Hospital (the downtown one) to 48th Street, then in
second grade, moved to F Street.  Years after they were torn down, I used to take a nostalgic visit…….48th St was easy to find because a driver’s
education tower had been erected right on the spot!

Gloria Woolard Price (HHS/65) of FL

   GIGGLES!  Well, Gloria, you're not a second class citizen here, just 'cause you went to Hampton!  We're just one big happy
family!  You did suggest the page!  Copeland Park!  I knew I forgot something!  See - you just suggested another page!  Thanks!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/apartments.html - now with double return links throughout the section

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


From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of the Virgin Islands - 02/12/05

Let's make plans to take the 50's - 60's cruise together over Valentine's week
We had so much fun that we are going to go again next year and want all of you
to go too!!!
The ship will leave from Ft. Lauderdale, FL just like this year but the ports
will be different and believe it or not.....will come right here to St. Thomas
for one of the stops!
The dancing and the shows were incredible! It will be the 13th year that a travel
agency in of all places .... Idaho has put the trip together and they are going
to do it again. It all began because Paul Revere is from there and one thing led
to another and the trip was created 12 years ago!
We were most impressed with two things by using that agency and they were, having
all the tips included in the price of the cabin and being able to attend all the
shows which no other guests could do if they booked through the ship or another
travel agency. It was very sad to see them beg outside the shows but they were not
allowed in no matter how much they offered to pay.
So let me know if you have an interest. Let's see how many we can get in our group.
The oldest member of the Comets was 87 and the youngest was 72 and they were the
absolute BEST of all! Each time they played "Rock Around the Clock" a sea of white
hair could been seen as everyone got up to dance! You will take notice that I did
NOT say "jumped" up to dance! After all....we were 60's & 70's .....and one man
actually had his original "dirty bucks" on the entire trip!!!
Gary Lewis and the Playboys were terrific and so was Gary Puckett and oh my
goodness....Paul Revere and the Raiders were insane!! Bill Medley's son,
 is in the PR band now and was great.
Hope you decide to go. If you have an interest let me know and I'll tell you what
you need to do.
John and Brownie - AKA T-Bird and Muffy

   WOWZERONI!  Brownie, when you mentioned all those groups earlier, I thought surely you meant impersonators!  I had
no idea those guys were still around!  What a hoot!


   I didn't realize the Idaho connection.  When I went to check further on their site, I found this:


   It sounds like a total blast!  We're glad you and John had such a fabulous time, Brownie!  Thanks for sharing it with us!

From Brownie's friend, Roger W. Morgan of the Virgin Islands - 02/14/05:

I would add my enthusiastic support of this plan. I host an international syndicated radio show,
Rock N' Roll Rewind, and we promote the cruise each year via the show. These are excellent "oldies"
shows produced by people who love the music and the entertainers are genuine oldies superstars.

Brownie and John's reaction is typical of those who go on this cruise. Let's make it a PARTY next year!

My best to all.

Roger W. Morgan
Rock N' Roll Rewind
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

   Thanks, Roger!


From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/13/05 - RE: Evans Studio of Dance:


Sunday, February 13, 2005

I converted the old address
of 64 Victoria to its current
address of 4607 Victoria
and shot this image today.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

I recall Tom Norris saying that lessons had continued at a home on the southeast corner of Victoria and Armistead. Here is a shot
of that home, but no evidence of a dance school. The only label now says "Little England Inn".

   Oh, David!  Such precious memories these images must evoke among the former dance students!  You do such
a beautiful job!  Thanks so much!




Also from Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/13/05 - RE: Evans Studio of Dance:

It was not Tom Norris (HHS - '73 - of VA), but Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63 - of VA) who said that the current
location was the corner of Armistead and Victoria. But, she also said that location was once the Hampton Sweet Shop
and later Cheney's Photographic Studio. I am not so sure that the home I imaged could have been those things.
Perhaps it was some other intersection with Victoria, e.g. Kecoughtan. Kathy will tell us once she sees the image.

   Well, whatever it was, it's certainly beautiful - as is your image of it!  Thanks again, Dave!


From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 02/13/05:

Sorry this is a "mass" mailing, but wanted to let everyone know that Dale's mom died this afternoon
in Whiteville, NC.  As most of you know, she's been very sick for several months.  We're leaving
tomorrow morning (Monday) to go down for the funeral.  We don't know yet when the funeral will be,
but probably Wednesday or Thursday.  Please keep us and the rest of the family in your prayers and
know how much that means to us.
Love and prayers,
Sandi & Dale

   Oh, Sandi!  I'm so sorry to hear this!  Losing a parent is just never an easy thing!  Y'all will certainly be in our thoughts
and prayers!


From My Friend, Judy, in IL - 02/14/05:


"A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg    
even though he knows you are slightly cracked."  
God Bless you all  

   Thanks, Judy!


If Thou Must Love

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If thou must love me, let it be for naught
Except for love’s sake only.  Do not say,
“I love her for her smile - her look - her way
Of speaking gently, - for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day” -
these things in themselves, Belovèd, may
Be changed, or change for thee - and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity’s wiping my cheeks dry.
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love, thereby!
But love me for love’s sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love’s eternity.


   Tell someone you love them today.  In fact, tell fifteen or twenty people how much they mean to you today.  You do have
fifteen or twenty people who mean Something Wonderful to you, don't you?  Sure ya do!

   And should I not get around to taking my own advice, please know how very much all of y'all mean to me.  You have
brought immeasurable joy into my life, and continue to do so.

   May you find love and joy in all that you do today.  Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other! 

                          Love to all, Carol


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Let Me Call You Sweetheart

By Beth Slater Whitson and Leo Friedman, 1910

 Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the lovelight glowing in your eyes so true
Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you!

I am dreaming, dear, of you
Day by day
Dreaming when the skies are blue,
When they're gray;
When the silv'ry moonlight gleams,
Still I wander on in dreams
In a land of love, it seems
Just with you....

Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the lovelight glowing in your eyes so true
Let me call you Sweetheart
I'm in love with you!

"Let Me Call You Sweetheart" midi (sequenced by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards) and lyrics courtesy of http://www.rienzihills.com/SING/sweetheart.htm
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 02/09/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Happy Valentine's Day" Title clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~Joyce_P/val1.html - 02/12/05

Doves and Roses Clip art courtesy of http://www.bizart.com/valentine/valentines-icons.html - 02/12/05

Animated Heart clip art courtesy of http://www.gagirl.com/graphics/graphics.html - 02/12/05

Valentine Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bar11.html – 02/01/05

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