02/23/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Chantilly Lace


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I am including several letters today for educational purposes, whereas they probably would have been considered private. 
Please bear with me.

From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 02/20/05:

As strokes and heart ailments run in my family, I’m always gathering information.  My daddy had open heart
surgery in 1970 and eventually had two pacemakers.  He also had two strokes.  The first one impaired his speech,
which was the worst thing that could happen.  He was from North Carolina who talked to everyone and knew no
strangers.  But he hung in there until 1986, when his body just wore out.  I was most grateful that he was able
to enjoy my son (born ‘77) as he was growing up.

And that cute brother of mine has had his share of angioplasties.  So armed with this family history, I talked
my doc into signing me up for a catheterization in 2003 to have a looky-loo at my arteries……..all was well then.

Having imparted all this boring information, my question is this…….what does a mini-stroke feel like?  Do you
know it’s happening…..are there any warning signals?  Any info would be appreciated.......            


    Thanks, Gloria!  The answers are bad, yes, and yes.  OH - you wanted DETAILS?!?   GIGGLES - sorry - I just couldn't

   The first thing is, any way you cut it, you definitely know something is just not right.  Just after noon on Thursday, February
10, I was sitting at my keyboard, doing what I normally do.  I began to feel most unwell, and knew I must lie down - which is
strange for me, as sitting usually does me just as much good as reclining.  But my head was throbbing in a section where it
never hurts, even when I do have a headache - which is quite rare, anyway.

   I had already realized on Monday or Tuesday that my blood pressure was elevated.  I never had the opportunity to get the
readings, but my face was flushed, and I was somewhat unsteady on my feet even then.  I even taught my class sitting down,
which I very, VERY rarely do. 

   Anyway, I took a half-hour nap on the sofa, and was awakened by the doorbell.  After maybe five minutes of walking around
feeling as though I was going to pass out, I did just that - I crumpled to the floor and was out for several minutes.

   So the moral to the story is, if you think your blood pressure is elevated, it probably is; and if you think you're going to pass
out, you probably are; and if you think some of your memory is gone, it probably is; and if you think you should see your physician,
you really should.  

From Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA - 02/22/05:

Carol, I had NO IDEA there were so many verses of Yankee Doodle!! Where do you come up with this stuff??
Hope you're feeling better! Seeing the note from Craig Miller ('63 - of FL - NOT TX!) brought back a memory
of his showing cartoon movies to the neighborhood gang in Stuart Gardens (17th Street) at his house ... we lived
down the street from each other WAY BACK WHEN! Craig, do you remember that???
Alice Fowler Edwards

   Thanks, Alice!  I didn't come up with those verses for Yankee Doodle; Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) did!  David is
in charge of all the music on the website.  Only on occasion do I pick something, and invariably it pales in comparison
with his selections.  On the bottom of every page and every Newsletter, you'll find the credits.  Usually, you'll see Dave's
name and his sources.  He says he finds them through Google.com, but trust me, he uses his own magic to locate them.
The man is an absolute genius in this as well as many other fields.

   It is fun to click on those references, though.  They're often quite fascinating - especially the midi sources.

   Thanks, Alice - and thank you as always, Dave!

From Joe Madagan ('57) of Fl - 02/22/05:

Hi, Carol:
The death in your family sure has everyone concerned for your health, in view of the fainting spell. As I read the
this evening, I was really upset to learn that apparently someone has placed some undue criticism
on you and that has only added to your problems.
I am sure sorry to learn of this situation. I am thin skinned also, and know the pain that comes with undue criticism...
or any criticism for that matter. Hope the wound to your spirit heals soon.
On a lighter note, did you notice the Renault in the photo sent to you of the Blue Lite Club? Did your mother sell her
car and then somebody painted it?
I hope my card arrives soon.

   Joe Madagan, you are the sweetest man!  Thank you so much for your care and concern.  There was some criticism; well,
yes, as a matter of fact, there was quite a bit, and through gossip and repetition, it escalated and reverberated.  Were I not
such a silly wuss, it would probably have passed right over me, but I'm afraid I did internalize it to a large degree, because it
came not from people I would have thought or expected to cause me grief, but from people I believed to be close friends.  I
believe I am over the worst of it now.  Certainly I am over the physical after-effects.  My face looked a little strange and droopy
for a day or so, and my speech was a bit messed up for a similar time.  I still have to concentrate a bit too hard on things which
should be automatic, to the extent that I can sometimes feel myself trying to think, but I am healing in body as well as in spirit.  
Even though no apologies were ever offered to me at all, I have forgiven and moved on.  And that's as it should be.

   And ya know what, Joe?  If we both weren't so sensitive, we wouldn't be who we are, so I suppose that's just as well, too.

   Oh - that Renault photo is even stranger than you might imagine!  After our 1960 turquoise Renault finally bit the dust, Mama
bought a newer model - white with red interior.  I can no longer recall the dates on this; I know she still had it in 1969, and no
longer drove it in '78, but that could very well BE our second little Renault - belonging to a different owner by then, of course.

   And your lovely card just arrived!  It's just too gorgeous not to share!

Photo by Nancy Lee White Hoffman for Leatherneck Magazine            

   Thank you so much, Sweet Adonis!  Your innate compassion never ceases to amaze me/

From Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA - 02/22/05:

Carol - there is an obit I have not seen on the site. It is Billy Stoops - '65 - it
was in the Daily Press last Thursday. Seems to be a lot of Typhoons falling lately.
Thanks for the good work you do on the site.

Jerry Gammon '63

   GASP!  Oh, NO, Jerry!  Sigh.  Thanks!

William Edward Stoops

HAMPTON - William Edward Stoops of Hampton passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 14, 2005. He was 58. He was
the owner of Stoops Electric Co., member of the Army and Navy Masonic Lodge #306, member of the IBEW Local #1340,
and he served his country in the U.S. Army. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Sharon; his children,
Sherry Clugston and husband, Brian, Rhonda Murphy, and Shane Stoops and wife, Erin; a brother, Alexander (Manzy)
Stoops; and the grandchildren that brought him endless joy, Garren, Kayla, Ian, Grace and Skylar. He is also survived
by many loving nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends. Bill was the type of person who never knew a
stranger. Known for his quick wit and laugh, strong work ethic, and devotion to family, Bill will be deeply missed by those
who knew and loved him. A life celebration service will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Parklawn-Wood
Funeral Home Chapel. Prior to the service the family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu
of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's memory to the Shriners Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

Published in the Daily Press from 2/15/2005 - 2/16/2005.

   Bill is Jimmy Parker's ('62) first cousin.  We seem all to be family in sad times as well as glad.  We extend our deepest
sympathies to all of Bill's family and friends.

1965 Anchor, p. 171            




From Fred Field ('45 ) of CA - 02/22/05:

Hello Carol, Tue. Feb. 22, 05 copies to Charles and Ralph Wicke

How many remember Arthur Godfrey and his weekday radio show?

Arthur loved Spoonerisms.

On Feb. 22, he would always start his program with, "Greetings on Birthington's Washday."

For those that don't know, Spoonerisms originated with the Rev. Spooner, a 19th century English parson.
His most famous was "My Lord is a shoving leopard." No one ever could figure out if this was deliberate or
an uncontrollable affectation. But his church was always packed with those anxious to hear the latest.

Whatever works, I guess.


  "ME - oh, me-me-me-pick me!"

   I always watched Arthur Godfrey's television show, just as we had always listened to his radio show - with Dennis Day and
Julius La Rosa
and Carmel Quinn and the McGuire Sisters!  I used to watch it all the time!  I had seen Arthur Godfrey
in person - well, I was SUPPOSED to have seen him in person.....  It was such a huge crowd at Byrd Field when he and
Admiral Byrd
himself came for the dedication, "I couldn't see NUFFIN'!"  I remember thinking, why don't we have some decent
seats so that we can SEE everything?!?  This is RIDICULOUS!"  I was astonished when I checked the date of this dedication
for my albums.  It happened on Saturday, April 1, 1950.  I was two years and seven months old.  It remains a very vivid memory,
even today.

   And I LOVE Spoonerisms!  I had forgotten that Arthur featured them on his show.  Thanks for the fun memories, Fred!

From Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 02/23/05:

Hi Carol,

1970 Anchor June 25, 2001
Francis Horne was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen -- a segregated unit who fought with high acclaim in World War II -- and he recently received a ride in an F-15 fighter plane. He is helped with his seat belt during a training session before his flight by Tech. Sgt. Patrick Carroll.

This is Francis Horne or Colonel Horne as we knew him at NNHS. Most people knew he was a Tuskegee Airman and every time I
 read or see a documentary of the historic group, I remember this popular teacher.


   WOWZERONI, Tim!  How cool is that?!?  Okay, here's your brand new page - at last: 




   Thanks so much, Tim!

From Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA - 02/23/05:

Hi, Carol.
You're doing such a great job with the website.  My only problem is that I can't access anything but the MP3
songs that you've included and the stuff for sale by the class of '64.  Where is all the stuff that you put on there
that included email addresses for everyone who gave permission for them.  I guess I just don't know where
to look.  I'm not too computer literate......  Can you help me? 

   Well, I gave it my best shot, Jeannie.  All 60 or so of the major links should be appearing in a black section running the
full-length of the page on the left-hand side.  I just don't know what the problem is.  But in case it was on my end, I redesigned
the front page once again.  I separated this section out:


   Hopefully the remaining section will now load faster:


   Thanks for alerting me to the problem, Jeannie!

From Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA - 02/23/05:

Hi Carol!

Glad to hear you are feeling much better.  You need to take care of yourself too!!  Remember, all us Typhoons would
be lost without you or your great Newsletter.

Thanks Alan, for the kind words.  I still have my corsage (dead and dried up now) and other treasures of the ’64 Prom
Too sentimental, I guess!!

You take good care of yourself.

                                               Cheryl Pless Ramsey  (NNHS ’64)

   Thanks so much, Cheryl!  How blessed you are to still have all your prom memorabilia!  I think that's just wonderful!

From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/23/05:

2/13/1956. I wonder if that was the date that Elvis had the pleasure of meeting me? The night that I "bumped"
into Elvis, this must have been the date-more proof!

From: "Elvis Facts E-Newsletter" newsletters@elvis.com

Elvis 1956 - A Month in the Life

Much has been written about Elvis's meteoric rise to fame; however, not much has been said about just how fast the pace
was after his career exploded in early 1956 and how hard Elvis worked.

On February 23, 1956 Elvis was hospitalized for several hours in Jacksonville, Florida for exhaustion and told by doctors
that he'd have to slow down. He was on the road promoting his new single "Heartbreak Hotel," which had been part of his
first RCA recording session the month before. For some time now, no matter where he was on tour around the country, he
had to make a mad dash back to Shreveport, Louisiana each week to honor his contractual commitment to perform each
Saturday night on the "Louisiana Hayride" radio program. (When that commitment was made, it was a career boost. Now,
that Elvis was becoming a big star, it was a hindrance.) In addition to touring and making his weekly "Hayride" appearances,
Elvis was in the middle of fulfilling an engagement to make six appearances on "Stage Show," a weekly variety program
on network TV, hosted by the Dorsey Brothers.

The following is Elvis's work schedule for the month of February 1956:

Radio interview WAAT in Trenton, New Jersey.

Elvis records at RCA's New York studios.

"Stage Show" appearance in New York. Press reception follows.

2 shows in Richmond, Virginia.

4 shows in Greensboro, North Carolina.

4 shows in High Point, North Carolina.

4 shows in Raleigh, North Carolina.

4 shows in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

4 shows in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 By special permission, Elvis is excused from this week's "Louisiana
Hayride" performance in order to make his third appearance on "Stage Show" in New York.

3 shows in Norfolk, Virginia.

4 shows in Newport News, Virginia.

   That's it, Wayne Honey!  You've nailed down a definite date!  Congratulations!  I've thrown parties for less cause than that!



From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 02/23/05:

Glenn Dye's ('60 - of TX) recall of my 1958 classmate, Tom Wilkinson's death, was correct.  I believe he
died in an automobile accident several years after graduation.  As I remember, he lost control of his MG
on one of the I-64/Mercury Boulevard ramps.  If anyone has more on Tom's death (especially the date), please
pass it on to me and I will make a note of it in our class database.
Joe Drewry
   Thanks, Joe.  I posted his picture.  Hopefully, we'll hear from someone who can pinpoint that date.



From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('69) of NC - 02/23/05:


Thank you so much for your article about Norman. Miles (Granby HS - '50) and I truly
appreciated all of the help you and your family have given us especially during this time.

   You're certainly welcome, Eleanor.  It seemed to me that all we did was baby sit for your Betta, Marty Graw (or is it spelled
Mardi Gras?) and bake you some cookies and maybe feed you dinner once or twice.  .  I wish we could have done so much
more, but what we really wanted to be able to do was entirely out of our hands.  I love you.

From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 02/23/05:

Friday, July 15. 2004
Jackson and Parker - and the Goat
Here's a photo of both my grand boys.   Jackson, 2 years old, is on the left and small; Parker is 4 years old on the 
right and tall(er).  Parker had no problems touching the goat, while Jackson was scared to death.

  OHHHH, David, aren't they precious!  Little boys are such fun!  Thanks so much for sharing them with us, Sweetie!!

   What a bright, happy way to end our Newsletter!  The news has been far too somber as of late.  It's good to have reminders
of the innocence of youth from time to time.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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 Chantilly Lace

Hello, baaaaby!
Yeah, this is the big bopper speakin’
Ha ha ha ha ha! oh, you sweet thing!
Do I what? will I what?
Oh baby, you knoooow what I like!

Chantilly lace had a pretty face and a ponytail hangin’ down
A wiggle in her walk and a giggle in her talk
Make the world go ’round
Ain’t nothing in the world like a big eyed girl
To make me act so funny, make me spend my money
Make me feel real loose like a long necked goose
Like a--oh baby, that’s a-what I like!

What’s that, baby?
But... but... but... oh, honey!
Oh baby, you know what I like!

Chantilly lace had a pretty face and a ponytail hangin’ down
A wiggle in her walk and a giggle in her talk
Make the world go ’round
Ain’t nothing in the world like a big eyed girl
To make me act so funny, make me spend my money
Make me feel real loose like a long necked goose
Like a--oh baby, that’s a-what I like!

"Chantilly Lace" midi courtesy of http://www.zianet.com/jw_laurie/midipage.html
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Chantilly Lace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/rolling-stones,-the/118312.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Big Bopper Record Image courtesy of http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildata.php?itemnr=4013893590 - 02/02/05

Doily Lace divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars21.html - 02/01/05

Chantilly Lace divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars36.html - 02/01/05

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