04/05/05 - NNHS Newsletter -
What Is This Thing Called Love?

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   In case you're wondering, the song themes for the regular Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Newsletters are still being
taken from Dave Spriggs' ('64 - of VA) fabulous Reunion CDs.  David locates all the MIDI files and lyrics for those.  (We're
about halfway through the second of the five CDs now.)  When I throw in an extra edition such as this, the song themes more
than likely come from my Magic Shower, and I'll locate those lyrics and MIDIs.

   If you're not familiar with my Magic Shower, here's the story.  My Magic Shower has a special ability to dispense wisdom,
knowledge, and guidance. Quite frequently in the morning, as I step into the shower, as the water pours over me, a song (or
more often a song fragment) pours over me as well. When I finish my shower, I Google the words and am often astonished
by what I find.

   This is one of those Magic Shower songs.


Hit # 32,500 was made on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 1:29 AM by someone with DSL from Everett, WA who Googled "Newport
News High School".



From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/04/05:

These images were taken from the disposable cameras which were placed on each table, Friday night, October 22, 2004:

Donnie Tyndall ('64)
of MD;
Bonnie Binford Mizzelle ('64) of VA; Becky Cash Blakemore ('64) of DE; and Sue Scott Moore ('64)
of VA
Mary Lou Staton Hudson ('65) and Garland Hudson ('65) of FL FRONT: Sue Scott Moore ('64) of VA; and Suzanne Van Noy Mink ('64) of OH; BACK: Glen Davenport ('63) of VA; and Melody Clendenin DeBerry
(WHS - '66)
Lois Mueller and Dale Mueller ('64) of VA Faith Strickland Groom ('64) of VA; Ray Staton ('64) of VA Betsy Watson and Jim Watson ('64) of AZ; Donna Pipkin Bruckner ('64) and Dennis Bruckner of SC Becky Cash Blakemore ('64) of DE; Sue Scott Moore ('64) of VA; and Suzanne Van Noy Mink ('64)
of OH
Bonnie Binford Mizzelle ('64) of VA; and Becky Cash Blakemore ('64)
of DE
Sandy Williams Patrick ('64) of VA; Dyanne Pritchett Lathan ('64)
of VA; and Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64)
of VA
Glen Davenport ('63) of VA; Bill Ward ('64) of VA; Bill Ward ('64) of VA; Linda Smith of VA; Hester Saunders Ward of VA; Owen "Skip" Smith ('63) of VA; and Melba Dees Wood ('64) of VA Glen Davenport ('63) of VA; Bill Ward ('64) of VA Becky Cash Blakemore ('64) of DE; Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64)
of VA; and Sue Scott Moore ('64) of VA


And these images were taken from the disposable cameras which were placed on each table, Saturday night, October 23, 2004:    
 Kerri Curtis and Richard Curtis ('64) of AL Maestro James P. Wilson, Jr. of VA and Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA
_____ _____ of VA and Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA Lin Singletary ('64)  and Gloria Singletary of NC    
Tom Flax ('64) of VA Ken Henderson ('64) of MD, ?, and Mr. Wayne Taylor ('55) of FL Charlie Snead ('64) and Thommy Rowell Snead ('64) of NC Skip Wood ('65)
of NC; Richard Curtis ('64) and  Kerri Curtis of AL
Jim Watson ('64)
of AZ

   Thank you, Dave!

   Seeing al these reunion pictures makes me just that much more excited about the upcoming 40th Reunion for the
Class of '65 in October!!!

The 40th Reunion of the Class of 1965 will be held
on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2005
at the Point Plaza in Newport News.



From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 04/04/05:

Hi Carol. Craig Miller ('63) of FL asked about NNHS opponents freezing the ball, and resulting low-scoring
games. Two of the most nerve-wracking were in '58. Neither team really "froze" the ball, but played extremely
controlled, slow-down offense to stop the awesome Typhoon fast break. NNHS won both 50-48.
One was at Warwick. The other was against Granby in the State Championship game. That game was one
of the greatest comebacks in history -- this was long before the 3-point shots were allowed. Granby was up
38-20 at half, as I recall. The Typhoon defense was unbelievable in the second half, and they outscored Granby
30-10, winning in the final minute.
That was exhausting just to watch. I can't imagine what it was like for the guys on the floor.

The most amazing "freeze" I ever saw was in the '58 season, by either Princess Ann, or Cradock, I think. They
actually froze the ball for the last 3 or 4 minutes of the game to prevent the Typhoon from scoring 100 points!!

The crowd was booing them like crazy. The next day the entire NNHS student body was treated to the
unbelievable announcement over the PA system during homeroom, that the principal, Mr. George McIntosh,
had written aletter to the opponent's principal demanding an apology for their unsportsmanlike conduct!
(Never did hear if they did apologize!)

 WOWZERS!!!  I never heard that story before!  Thanks, Ronnie! 


From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/04/05:

I was still attending wonderful Stonewall Jackson and as usual was on the second tier sitting on the floor, hanging over the
edge, in the "Old" gym dreaming of the day that I would play for the great Typhoon basketball program at NNHS. It was a
dream that did come true for a change! And I was an "outsider". 
Among the players on that particular Typhoon team were Horace Underwood ('61), Bob Worthington ('61), Harry Conn
('59), "big man" Carroll ('60)
, et all. The opponent was Suffolk High. They not only froze the ball so long that snow showers
were reported in certain parts of the gym, they "let the air out of it!". With quickly fading memory, I recall the half time score
being 4-2, and I think we were behind!
But, alas, the home court magic, along with a bunch of "mojoing" (is that a word?) from Coach Conn, came through for us
once again and we prevailed 30-29. Suffolk came as close as you can to producing a MAJOR upset. I hope I've got my players
in the correct time frame?
That's the lowest scoring basketball game I can recall ever seeing at NNHS. What say you Mr. Miller?

   MORE WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Wayne Honey!


From Richard Coltrain ('57) via Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/05/05:

It is with regret that I must inform you of the death of Mary Louise Taylor Davis, mother of Virginia "Kay"
Davis Smith ('57 - of TN)
, on April 4.  A graveside service will be held at 3 p. m. on Thursday, April 7
at Peninsula Memorial Park.  Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com.  This is the funeral home
that is making arrangements.  The obituary is in today's Daily Press.

Mary Louise Taylor Davis

NORFOLK - Mary Louise Taylor Davis, age 89, passed away Monday morning, April 4, 2005, at Lifecare of Collegedale.
She was a homemaker and a member of Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News, Va. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Ransom G. and Minnie McKay Taylor; husband, William H. Davis Sr.; and son, William H. Davis Jr. She is survived
by her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Roland Smith, grandchildren, Mike Jones and Kelley Jones, and great-
granddaughter, Mallorie Wamsley, all of Chattanooga, Tenn. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, April 7,
at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Va., with the Rev. Reggie Warren officiating. Condolences may be sent
at www.heritagefh.com Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/5/2005.

   Sigh.  Thanks, Joe - and Richard.

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire family during this difficult time.

From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 04/05/05:

New fuel gauge for your vehicle! 

   Ain't it da truth?!?  I saw a sign yesterday for gas at $2.20 per gallon.  I didn't have the nerve to look this morning...

   Thanks, Janice!

 Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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What Is This Thing Called Love?

- Cole Porter

I was a hum-drum person
Leading a life apart
When love flew in through my window wide
And quickened my hum-drum heart
Love flew in through my window
I was so happy then
But after love had stayed a little while
Love flew out again

What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery?
Why should it make a fool of me?
I saw you there one wonderful day
You took my heart and threw it away
Thatís why I ask the lord in heaven above
What is this thing called love?

You gave me days of sunshine
You gave me nights of cheer
You made my life an enchanted dream
ítil somebody else came near
Somebody else came near you
I felt the winterís chill
And now I sit and wonder night and day
Why I love you still?

"What Is This Thing Called Love?" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/1761/easy44 - 03/30/05

"What Is This Thing Called Love?" lyrics courtesy of  http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank-sinatra/55494.html - 03/30/05

Pink "I Give You My Love" Heart clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/hearts.msnw?Page=2 - 04/04/05

Pink Roses Bouquet clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/flowers.msnw - 04/04/05

Pink Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/linesbarsfloral.msnw - 04/04/05

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