04/16/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Shop Around

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    I hope y'all are all having a great weekend!

From Tom Oxner ('65) of AR - 04/14/05:

I really enjoy reading the newsletters. If I am having a bad day, reading the newsletter puts me in a much better
mood. I was reading your
latest newsletter about Raoul Weinstein ('57 - of FL) and I realized that I also had
him for a math class at
CNU. Bill Mortimer (Class of 65) and I were in his freshman algebra class during 1966.
He was a great instructor and a very nice fellow. Unfortunately, I goofed off a great deal and did not do well in the
class. The girls in the class were quite impressed with him!

I may have known at the time that he was an NNHS graduate, but I cannot remember being aware of that. Thanks
for another delightful walk down memory lane.

Tom Oxner

Dr. Thomas H. Oxner
Professor of Accounting
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035

   OH, WOW!!!  Thanks so much, Tom!  What a day-brightener your note is!  Thanks so much!

   And I'm sure that those gals in your freshman algebra class thought every day was brightened by Raoul's presence! 

From David Hatchett ('65) of VA - 04/14/05:

1964 - New York World's Fair      
FRONT ROW: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Wayne Faircloth ('70); 7, Mike Leonard ('68); 9, 10, 11, Mike Mitchum; 13, Ernie Jones ('68); 15,16; BACK ROW: 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Mr. Harry Shoff; 10; David Hatchett ('65); Chuck Ragland ('67); Gene Dismuke ('65); 14,15,16,17; Max Bartholomew ('65); and "Mr. Tom" (Olaisen)      
- Image Courtesy of Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 04/12/05
Thanks again, Mike!

I certainly do remember this picture as I (David Hatchett - '65) am #11 on the back row, and #18 on the back row
is Max Bartholomew - '65.  The Boys Club was my home away from home. Wish I could identify more.

 I was right with two of my wild guesses!  Thanks, David!




From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 04/15/05:

Carol Dahling:

FIRST!!!! You NEVER have to apologize for not finishing a newsletter, every day or once a week! We are lucky that you
are so dedicated and always respond to "everyone"! So if you're late a day or so, I don't think we mind!!

Also, if you wouldn't mind sending me Fred Mays'('60 - of VA) email as well, I am looking for a yearbook - NNHS -
June class of 1939. That is when my dad graduated! I know his picture is in it and I can't seem to find anyone who has
one! If anyone knows where Jane Taylor Shields ('65) is please let me know!

Sarah Sugah!

   Thanks, Miss Sarah! 

   Perhaps by now you've reached Fred.  If not, the Public Library at Hilton has copies of those yearbooks you could see, if not keep.

   How about it, Sweeties?  Does anyone know Jane's whereabouts?

From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 04/15/05:

Hi Carol -- the comments by Craig Miller ('63) of FL about great trumpet players at NNHS brought back a memory that I enjoy recalling from time to time. Craig most likely  wouldn't have had the pleasure of witnessing Senior Assembly 1958. Julius Benton ('58), John Nickey ('59) and Chuck Anspach ('60) performed "Bugler's Holiday", and brought the house down.
There was not one sour note between the three. To this day I still consider it the most incredible musical performance I have ever witnessed at any level -- including professional performers -- and I have seen some great ones. It still brings chills recalling it.
Julius continued performing professionally with local bands for many years. Of course, Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) would be most willing to talk your ears off about that subject. ;-)

   BUGLER'S HOLIDAY!  That's it!  I, of course, didn't see the Senior Assembly in '58 either.  (They tended not to invite the fifth
graders from Magruder to those events.)  But I remember watching them perform that in concert - I assume it was the spring concert. 
WOWZERONI!!! The chills you experienced must have been universal!  Their notes still ring in my mind after all these years.

   Thanks so much, Ron!  What a great memory to share with us!

Hey, Renee!  Why don't you help me
identify these three fellas in the middle??? 
(I gave it my best shot...)
1958 Anchor, p. 86    
"As we glance into C period band class, we find the trumpet section busily practicing for the Senior Band's coming concerts."    
LEFT TO RIGHT: John Nickey ('59); Julius Benton ('58); Dan Rouse ('59); ?: ?; ?; Chuck Anspach ('60); and Norman Dick ('60)    



From one of our Famous Marines, Herb Hice of MI - 04/15/04:

Hi Carol, I don't know if you are into seeing what our Heavens look like but, If you like to see the
cosmos with a different picture every day, Click onto "Astronomy Picture of the Day" website. It is
run by NASA and it is very interesting. Scroll down and click onto "Archive" and you can go back
all the way to day one, When NASA first started to launch Space Craft and the Hubble Telescope.
More later, Your Friend, Herbie 


   Oh, thanks, Herbie!  This is a waaay cool site!

From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 04/15/05:

Sure wish I could attend that sock hop in Lakeland, Florida. I was born there in March 1946 and left
in '52. I have never been back to see my birthplace. I understand it is beautiful.

I agree with you Carol, I never had a college prof who came near to Raoul (Weinstein - '57 - of FL).
Boy, did I miss out.

Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA), I agree with you, Tom (Flax -'64 - of VA) has done a great job with the DVDs.
I gave mine to my brother, Charlie Phillips, Class of '65 (of TN). I will have to purchase another.

But boy those CDs. I love them. I have even put it in my clock/CD/Radio. My alarm is set to one of the CDs
which awakens me each day. Also, my walking class begs for me to bring them to exercise class. We can
rock and roll to those--gets that adrenaline pumping.

Carol, I am forever grateful to you for all your hard work. My days are greatly enhanced by all the memories
being passed around. You are phenomenal.

   Oh, Cookie - wouldn't that be fabulous to be right there?!?

   I think I've long since run out of superlatives for both the DVD and the CDs.  It's wonderful to hear all the many ways we find
to enjoy them!

   I'm glad you're enjoying everything, Cookie!  But it's really all of y'all who are phenomenal; I'm just collecting and recording.

From Gail Kiger Bonsey  (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 04/15/05:

Regarding your 4/9/05 newsletter "The Lion Sleeps" - it was so fun seeing that news clipping on the basketball players 100th win-with my brother Steve (Kiger - '66 - of VA) pointing down at it!  And I could name every player except one, without looking at the names. I clicked on the photo & enlarged it and then pasted it to a word doc and printed it and mailed it to Steve - also surprised him with the pack of CD's. (oh yes - he is getting pretty overloaded
on all the nostalgia) ha (yes, he got the VHS tape and saw it)  
I also ordered another CD  set for us in Oregon too. (and Dave - I may order another friend a set - will let you know)
I've seen Wayne Owens ('66) in the last 6 years - and he  still looks just like that 100th win basketball pix! 
And my own almost 18 yr old, senior, basketball loving son is built similar to the way Steve.... 'was'..... tall and slender.......
ok, so I said was.......:) 
Speaking of senior son - the prom was last weekend (and) when his date wore this beautiful long white dress, strapless,
with her black hair up -- and I had this flashback of being in 5th grade and looking at the prom pix of Steve and his date in the wallet-sized photograph he had...and she also had on a white, strapless long dress and she had long black hair and wore it up - and I'd love to get hold of that wallet size picture...and all I recall is her name was Diane.   I'll just have
to ask him about that when I see him next month - he loves Oregon but importantly is coming for my 50th (yikes) b'day and son Collin's graduation!
See ya!   Go Univ of Oregon! Go Ducks!   

   Hey, Gail!  It's good to hear from you!  That's great that you were able to send that image to Steve!  Such fun!

   Congratulations to you and Collin both!  And how can you be turning 50?!?  You're just a baby!  GIGGLES!!!

  Thanks, Gail!

From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 04/15/05:

Please tell Pauline Collins Shofner ('65 - of VA) that I do not have anything on Sylvia Hall, Class of 1966, so I don't
know if she married Phil Hammond ('64) or not.  However, if anyone reading your newsletters has an address for her, I would
like love to have it.  Our 40th reunion will be some time next year, and the e-mail and address up-to-dater, that would be me,
would like to be able to contact her about it.  In the meantime, I will get the word out to my non-e-mail people (who somehow
know more about people than those of us working our fingers all day) to see if they can come up with anything on Phil and Sylvia.
    Take care!
        Dee Hodges Bartram, Class of 1966

    Awww - I thought you'd know that "fer shure", Dee!  Thanks anyway!

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/16/05:


Saturday, April 16, 2005 Saturday, April 16, 2005 Saturday, April 16, 2005 Saturday, April 16, 2005  
Here is the current image
of the old Peninsula Boys Club.
Behind the Boys Club was a small structure which once was a community center
in the 60s.  I have a vague recollection of being in there for some reason ... probably a Boys Club thing.
So then I simply turned around and captured an image of Parkview Baptist Church. And I saw where the topic
of the old Skateland came up. 
Of course, it has been gone for years, but here is the site today.

That oughta keep you busy for a while.

   Still trying to keep me off the streets, hmmm, Dave?    Well, you're right, your gorgeous images (Just look at that
glorious sky!) kept me happily entertained and occupied for about three hours.  Thanks so much!

   The Boys Club pictures are here:




   That breathtaking view of Parkview Baptist Church is here:



   And - oh yes - we have a brand new page for that great panoramic shot of what once was Skateland:




    Thanks again, David!

From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/16/05:


The following are new donors to the Class of 1964 Treasury:

Ellen Overton Weiss 1968 - of VA
Susan Avent Hill 1966 - of VA
Tim & Kathy Whitt 1966/1971 - of VA
Gloria Woolard Price Hampton HS 1965 - of FL

   Thanks, Dave! I interspersed them with the other donors:



From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/16/05:

Can't say that I have seen a shot of the "Fun House" before.  I bet the photographer took the shot from the
top of the Ferris Wheel.






From Barbara Banton of VA to Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 04/13/05:



From Fred Mays ('60) of VA to Barbara Banton of VA and to his sister Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 04/15/05:

Barbara:  I certainly hope so....I informed Cheryl that she is indeed very much alive....I will
forward this email to her as well.


From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 04/16/05:

Carol, Lavernia is very much alive...wanted to pass this on

   YOWZERONI!  That would explain the curious absence of an obituary and my extreme reluctance to post
her name and image on the In Memoriam page for the Class of 1962 - which is why I didn't do it.

   I'd like to say that this is the first time we posted a death "prematurely", but those of you with excellent
memories who have been with us from the earliest days know that isn't true.

   Please extend our deepest apologies - and congratulations - to Lavernia.

   And on that happy - and humiliatingly embarrassing note - we'll end.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat


Shop Around

- words and music by William "Smokey" Robinson & Berry Gordy

("Smokey" Robinson and the Miracles)

When I became of age my mother called me to her side
She said 'son you're growing up now, pretty soon
You'll take a bride'...

And then she said...
'Just because you've become a young man now
(Man, now)
There's still some things that you don't understand now
(Son, now)
Before you ask some girl for her hand now
(My son)
Keep your freedom for as long as you can now'

My mama told me...'you better shop around'
(Shop, shop around) a-whoa-yeah
You better (uh-huh) shop around!
(Shop, shop around)

'There's some things that I want you to know now
A just as sure as the winds gonna blow now
The women come and the women gonna go now
Before you tell 'em that you love 'em so now
My mama told me...'you better shop around'
(Shop, shop around) whoa-yeah
You better (uh-huh) shop around
(Shop, shop around)

'A-gotta get yourself a bargain son
Don't be sold on the very first one
A-pretty girls come a dime a dozen
A-try to find one who's gonna give ya true lovin'
'Before you take a girl and say I do now
A make sure she's in love with-a you now'
My mama told me
(You better shop around)


'Try to get yourself a bargain son
Don't be sold on the very first one!
(First one, first one)
A pretty girls come a dime a dozen
A try to find one who's gonna give ya true lovin'
Before you take a girl and say 'I do' now
Make sure she's in love with a-you now
Make sure that her love is true now
I'd hate to see you feelin' sad and blue now'
My Mama told me
'You better shop around'
(Shop, shop around)
(Uh-huh 'don't let the first one get you')
(Shop, shop around)
On no,cuz I don't wanna see ya 'wicher'
(Uh-huh shop, shop around)
Uh-huh 'before you let 'em hold you tight'
(Shop, shop around)
A-yeah-yeah (shop around)
'Make sure shes alright'
(Uh-huh, shop, shop around)
'Uh-huh before you let 'em take your hand my son'
(Uh-huh, shop, shop around)
'Understand my son'
(Uh-huh, shop, shop around)
'Be a man my son'
(Uh-huh, shop, shop around)
'I know you can my son'
(Uh-huh, shop, shop around)
I love it
(Uh-huh shop, shop around)
A shop around...

"You Better Shop Around" midi courtesy of http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi3.html
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"You Better Shop Around" lyrics courtesy of http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/smokey_robinson_and_the_miracles/shop_around.html
 also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Bride and Groom (Tykes) and Wedding Bells and Flowers clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Wedding.html - 04/12/05

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 0406/05

Back to NNHS Newsletters

Return to NNHS Class of 1965