03/24/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Out of Nowhere


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   As today is a bonus Newsletter, I'm throwing in a bonus song.  Rather than coming from the fabulous CD's that Dave Spriggs
('64) of VA
made for the World's Greatest Reunion, this one is much older, having been written in 1931 or 1941, depending
on which source you'd like to believe.

  A Beary Happy Birthday today to Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!  

From Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 03/23/05:

Paul Burroughs passed away on Monday.  He was the uncle of Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62)
of VA
and of Ronnie Burroughs ('60) of VA.

   Oh, Jimmy, I'm so sorry to hear this.  Thank you for telling me. 

Paul R. Burroughs

HAMPTON - Paul R. Burroughs, 81, entered into eternal peace after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease
on Monday, March 21, 2005, at his home. He retired from Virginia Probation Parole District #19, as a Chief, after 35 years
of service. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He organized yearly
dinners for the Roger's Rangers and the Blue Devils reunions. Mr. Burroughs was preceded in death by his parents,
Claude and Clara Burroughs. Survivors include his wife, Violet Burroughs; two daughters, Teresa Tuggle and Paula B.
Newbill and her husband, Doug; his son, Randy Burroughs; three grandchildren, Carol Ann MacVaugh, Christy Ingram
and Abigail Newbill, who received a wink and kiss from Pawpaw before he passed; one great-granddaughter, Danielle
MacVaugh; his sister, Jackie Burroughs Tredenick of Hampton; two brothers, Bobby Burroughs and Doug Burroughs,
both of Newport News; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all their helpful neighbors on the
block. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service
will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Joe Hunt. Burial will follow in Peninsula
Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, 1021 Big Bethel Road,
Hampton, VA 23666.

Published in the Daily Press from 3/22/2005 - 3/23/2005.

   I never knew Mr. Burroughs, but have always heard so many wonderful stories about him, some of which we have posted:




  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire Burroughs family and to his many friends.

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/23/05:

Dear Carol:
We are grateful that Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA passed along the news of the passing of Paul Burroughs, for Paul
was so well known and respected in Newport News, and a friend to many of the Newsletter subscribers and TYPHOON
He was such a gentleman, and cared for his family and community like so many of the exceptional leaders in Newport News.
It was his wonderful sense of humor made it fun to be around him. We are loosing our World War II veterans at an alarming
rate. He loved sports and remained very athletic into middle age and kept himself active. We will all miss him very much and
extend our sympathy to his family.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you, Joe.  I know how much you thought of him; it was obvious in your writings.


From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/07/05:

These images were taken from the disposable cameras which were placed on each table, Saturday night, October 23, 2004:

Faith Strickland Groom ('64) and Nelson Groom
of VA
Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA Gail Latta Pearce ('64) of VA; Charles Forrest ('64) of VA; and Richard Curtis ('64) of AL Brooks Bloxom ('64) of VA; and Norman Olshansky ('64) of FL Bobby Callis ('64) of WV    
Miss Ettalea Kanter
(HHS - '55) of VA; and
Mr. Donald Harvey of VA
Bonnie Watson Sink ('64) of VA; and Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA; and Marty Credle Dabbs ('64) of TN Becky Cash Blakemore ('64) of DE; and Sue Scott Moore ('64) of VA Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA; Marty Credle Dabbs ('64) of TN; Becky Cash Blakemore ('64)
of DE; and Sue Scott Moore ('64) of VA
Alice Fowler Edwards ('64) of VA; Marty Credle Dabbs ('64) of TN; Becky Cash Blakemore ('64)
of DE; and Sue Scott Moore ('64) of VA being served by one of the wonderful Omni staff members
    Sue Scott Moore ('64) of VA Betty Sue Lanier Rough ('64) and Bob Rough
of VA
Mr. Jim Wilson of VA; Mr. Wayne Taylor ('55) of FL; JudyLucas ('64) of VA; and H. P. Lucas ('65)
of VA
Betty Sue Lanier Rough ('64) and Bob Rough of VA          

   This was such a cute batch, David!  Thanks so much!

From Me ('65) of NC:

   Several of you have recently made generous financial contributions to the page.  I really appreciate them - and YOU!
Thank you so much!  Y'all are the best! 

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/23/05:

Hi, Carol:
The blank photo slot on the Whataburger page is just waiting for a TYPHOON to send you a photo of the former
location. To give this page in our Old Stomping Grounds a little more color and to show everyone the newer logo
and the latest design of their new restaurants, here are a couple.
Current Logo  New Design          

   Thanks, Adonis!  That does add a bit of spice to the page, doesn't it? 




From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 03/23/05:

Hey Carol
Thanks for all your work in keeping BLUE AND GOLD on everyone's mind..
Just as a reminder to all my fellow members of the great family of TYPHOONS, Class of 64. that it is still not too late
to order your DVD/VHS video from that wonderful evening in October when we celebrated our 40th class reunion..
The cost is still only $15.00 for the almost 2 hour show.. Highlights being Mr. Etheridge, Mr. Wilson and Coach
and the championship basketball team.. I know everyone would want a copy including those who
could not attend.. 
Send your donations to Tom Flax, 2413 Adair Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23456... and also check out the
other gifts available:



Much love...and Typhoons Forever...Tom Flax (NNHS 64)

   Thanks, Tommy!  I can't imagine anyone who would not want a copy of this fabulous production!  The cost is minimal, the
memories everlasting, and you definitely won't regret it!  Even if you were never in school with any members of the Class
of '64, even if you never had any of those teachers who were able to be there that night, the whole spirit of NNHS so permeates
the video that you'll really want a copy for yourself - for now, for always.

   And the other goodies are absolute treasures in their own right!

From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 03/23/05:

Dear Carol,

Thank you for your kind words, and Jean (Poole Burton - '64 - of RI), too! I owe Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) a
big apology, because he did call and leave a message, which I managed to erase - with his number - before I could reply. I
 apologize, Dave! With all that you guys have done and obviously were doing in preparation, I am thankful to get a call. I
was glad to get an e-mail from Tom Flax ('64 - of VA) today, and have ordered one of everything.

   Thank you, Jimmy!  We're just all so sorry you missed that fabulous reunion!  The '64 Committee did an amazing job!

Well, about the rec on Wickham Avenue- I recall 'opening' the place around noon, and leaving when it closed at 9:00 lots
of days during lots of summers...Mr. (Ernie) Shaffer was rather formidable on the ping pong table, but I wonder, was it
his skills, or was it his secret weapon-the perfectly padded ping pong paddle-or both?




... about Lefty Driesell... true story... one afternoon I was in the gym shooting, and he came in and said 'Hines, give me
the ball!'... so I threw him the ball, and he hooked it in - nothing but net, I promise - from mid court at the sideline!!! Yeah,
my jaw dropped. Basketball is still my favorite sport, even though I didn't make the school team, I played every chance
and everywhere I could, but I have no regrets-I got such a kick out of watching the real players on the court... I  still tell
people about the figure 8, and why the guys did it (yeah, I know-because Coach made 'em!) ... But it was, and still is an
NNHS trademark...




The pool at the rec... Peanut Phillips ('65 of VA) is, pound for pound, still the best pure athlete I think I have ever
known, from his incredible diving - 2 and a half gainers on the low board, I think...to climbing the rope in 5.8 seconds (I
remember that!) in gym class-using no feet!... high jumping more than his height-and this is before the Fosbury flop was
developed-to being on ice skates for the first time in his life and skating as if he had grown up on them instead of roller
skates-remember the Hygeia skating rink? Meanwhile, I developed a yellowish knee with purple spots from meeting
the ice so many times! Ronnie's sister Ruby (voted Most Athletic her senior year - '60 - along with Don Carroll, the
state shot put and discus champ at that time, who was a center on the basketball team, as well as a tackle, I
think, on the football team) was a terrific athlete, too. When we played baseball in the lot across from Mr. Stein's 35th
Street drug store
, and were choosing up sides, you almost had to give up your firstborn to have first pick, because, when
Ruby came to play, if she wasn't doing the choosing, Ruby would be the first one chosen, and her team would usually win!
We all knew that! ...Back to the pool at the rec...I remember another time a professional gymnast, I think, was on the high
board one afternoon, and just doing what he was good at, he went up in the air, completed one forward and came back down
on the
board, cleanly on his feet-at that point the lifeguards told him to cease and desist, that they couldn't allow that kind
of thing in a public pool...a lot of HHS students frequented the pool, as well as those of us from NNHS, which may explain
a lot...   




Well, if I get to repeating, or try to rewrite history, I'll tell you what I tell my kids and other friends - just kick me! Seriously,
edit freely! Do I look worried? :)

   Generally speaking, with very few exceptions, I confine my editing to grammar and punctuation, rather than content.  We are
delighted to hear from all of y'all, and want to share your thoughts and memories.

One more thing... I am glad to hear about your talking with someone who served with your dad...When I am in NC from time
to time (the Kinston/Deep Run area) for a family wedding, birthday celebration, or a funeral, I always meet someone new
who knew my dad, and it means a lot to me to talk with them about my dad.  

   Thanks, Jimmy!  I am still in awe of that!  If he were still living, my daddy would now be 97 years old.  He died at 52, so other
than Betty Palmer (mother of Sandi Bateman Chestnut - '65 - of VA) who worked with him at the Kecoughtan VA Center,
it's been a long, long time since I've met anyone who knew him, let alone served with him in the war.

   By the way, my husband goes to Kinston about once a week.  On occasion (when I can drag myself away from my keyboard)
I go with him.  Let me know the next time you're planning a trip!

Thanks for listening! Regards, Jim

    Thanks for sharing!

From Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA - 03/24/05:

Hi Carol!
I too loved the story about your dad.  Memories of our parents, even though they are no longer here with us, inspire us
and keep their lives and love always with us.  Happy Easter to you and your family!! 
                Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64)

    Thank you, Cheryl!  That's so true!

   Happy Easter to you, too - but I'll be back before then!  GIGGLES!!!

From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 03/23/05:

Hi Carol,
It has been a while since I last corresponded but I read all your emails.  I was reviewing the page on JFK's Assassination
and saw your note.  I was in Mrs. Thomas' Speech Class that day also.  I remember Mark Hutcherson ('66) coming
into the room exactly as you described like it was yesterday.   
Don Chaney

   WOW!   Iím so glad you shared that, Don!  One of the things that most annoys me about my so-called memory, is that I usually
cannot remember who was in which of my classes.  I have a vague thought that Faith Strickland and Clyde Point (both í64)
were also in there, but at the moment, I donít know who else was.  Sometimes Iím able to reconstruct the classes to an extent
through references in yearbook autographs, but thatís rather rare.

   If you can think of anyone else but the five of us in there, Iíd appreciate your telling me.

   I knew that you and I had shared a class; I just could not have told you which one!  Thanks!

I recall David Drucker ('64) being in our class also.  Outside of that my mind in blank.

   My searching of my '64 Anchor proved to be fun, but rather fruitless.  We think there is a possibility that Valerie Dowdy was
in that class as well, but we're not sure.  If any of y'all were there as well, please report to class.  Inquiring minds want to know.
Valerie was in the Class of '67, but transferred to Hampton High after her sophomore year.

From Me ('65) of NC - 03/24/05:

   I did come across one autograph from Brenda Rose ('65) which I thought Jimmy Hines ('64 - of Northern VA) might
find amusing:

1964 Anchor, p. 212            

   I'm sure this was a grand evening, because all three of y'all were so much fun individually that a grouping of you is almost
mind-boggling, but if you actually do remember this after 40 years, Jimmy, "you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din."

   Well, obviously you're a better man than I am, but - oh, never mind....GIGGLES!!!

From Tina Crowder Wescott ('65) of VA - 03/24/05:

Carol,  could you please add my birth date to the list?  I was born March 31, 1947.
Discovering this newsletter has been such a joy!!!!!  I really look forward to reading the newsletters and catching up on those
that I went to school with and finding out where they are now, how their doing, etc.  It's like a walk down memory lane every
Thanks for all the HARD work that you put into making the NNHS newsletter the GREATEST!!!! 
Tina Wescott

   Thanks, Tina!  I'd be happy to add your birthday - and just in time, too!


From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 03/23/05:

My cuz (Judy Phillips Allen, Class of '66) and I had a fantastic time at Josh Groban's concert. However, I did not
just show up at her door. she invited me back in November. Also, I have to read the newsletter to see what's on her mind---
HA. Actually, since I retired last year and am taking golf lessons, she can join me on the driving range. Also, she can plan
some trips with me. She can also help you, Carol, with the newsletter. She can help me work in the yard. Oh, I think we can
find plenty to fill her time. How 'bout it, cuz?

By the way, thanks Carol for remembering my birthday. I treasure each one.

   Hi, Cookie!  I'm trying to imagine how much fun it would be to see Josh Groban in concert.  Even more, I'm trying to understand
the concept of too much time on my hands.  I think if I had three clones, I might be able to accomplish that which I desire.  I
somehow do not believe that Miss Judy is going to find this to be problematical.  There are too many people who'd like to help
her fill that time!

   I agree - each birthday should be treasured.  It's that time thing once again......

   Thanks, Cookie!

   I had several more wonderful items from a couple of y'all, but as I'm a bit pressed for time, I'll save them for tomorrow. 
Have a great weekend.  Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Out of Nowhere

Written by Edward Heyman and Johnny Green,1931

You came to me from out of nowhere,
You took my heart and found it free,
Wonderful dream, wonderful schemes, from nowhere,
Made every hour sweet as a flower to me!

If you should go back to your nowhere,
Leaving me with a memory,
I'll always wait for your return out of nowhere,
Hoping you'll bring your love to me.
Hoping you'll bring your love to me.

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