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04/25/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Yom HaShoah
(Holocaust Remembrance Day)

"In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion,
misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness,
I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too. I can feel
the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens,
I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end,
and that peace and tranquility will return again."

- Anne Frank, July 15, 1944
(12 June 1929 - 12 March 1945)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   As today is Yom HaShaoah, to refresh your memory, your homework assignments are here: 

   Don't neglect this one, if you're able: 

   And above all, take a few moments to remember.

  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/25/06:

    I actually set foot on the scared soil of Virginia Sunday and Monday, but as it was initiated by the funeral of my mama's baby sister, it was not really a joyous occasion:
  Frances Frix Atkinson
Frances Frix Atkinson, 86, of Richmond, passed away on April 21, 2006 at Our Lady of Hope Health Center. Frances was born in Richmond, Va. on March 24, 1920, the fourth child of Hattie Warlick Payne and James Brownlee Frix. She was ever mindful of her lineage dating from Colonial Virginia. She was a direct descendant of Col. Joseph Ball, George Washington's maternal grandfather and Edwin Conway III, the longest serving member of Colonial Virginia's House of Burgesses. Her maternal grandfather, Jordan Nathaniel Payne served in the 8th Battalion Junior Reserves, North Carolina Infantry during the last year of the Civil War. Frances was a 1937 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond. During her adult life, Frances was a housewife and mother. She became engaged in a number of volunteer activities including fundraising for the United Givers Fund, Heart Fund, Mothers' March of Dimes, Leukemia Society and Red Cross. From 1964 until 1982, Frances worked for C&O Railway, retiring as a pricing analyst. She was a member of the Old Dominion Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. She had an undeniable love of her family, good food and good company. She enjoyed craftwork, dinner parties, bridge, luncheons, dancing, gardening, and canning vegetables and fruits. Predeceased by her brother, Alton G. Frix and sisters, Maxine Buckley and Alice Booth, Frances is survived by her husband of 64 years, Leon A. Atkinson Jr. of Richmond; her children, Stuart A. Atkinson of Richmond, Jean A. Mallory of Louisa, Va., and James B. Atkinson of Luray, Va.; grandchildren, Michael T. Mallory, Stacy M. Pugh, Samantha M. Byrd, Timothy E. Atkinson and Joseph D. Atkinson; and great-grandchildren, Tanner, Garrett, Schuyler and Hayden Pugh. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 24, 11 a.m. at Monument Heights Baptist Church, 5716 Monument Avenue in Richmond. Visitation will precede the service at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Hope Health Center, 13700 North Gayton Road, Richmond, Va. 23233.

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 4/23/2006 - 4/24/2006.
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Monday, February 7, 1944 Saturday, November 15, 1980
Richmond, VA
Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1980
Richmond, VA
Christmas Day, Thursday,
December 25, 1986
Richmond, VA
July 1993
Richmond, VA
Jimmy and Frances Atkinson Maxine Frix Buckley - age 72; Frances Frix Atkinson - age 60; and Alice Frix Booth - age 70 Maxine Frix Buckley - age 72; Alice Frix Booth - age 70; Frances Frix Atkinson - age 60; and Alton G. Frix - age 74 Jimmy and Frances Atkinson Frances and Jimmy Atkinson  
   If it isn't patently obvious from these photographs, my aunt Frances was fun.  She was a warm, energetic, caring person who loved doing things for people because she loved them.  I shall miss her giggles.  I shall miss her phone calls.  I shall miss her.

   The first image is also shown here:

   And speaking of deaths.....

From the Daily Press - 04/20/06:

  Frieda S. Adelson
NEWPORT NEWS - Frieda S. Adelson, 79, passed away on April 18, 2006, at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. She was born in Gastonia, N.C., and was a resident of Newport News, Va., for 52 years prior to moving to Rockville, Md., in August 2002. Frieda and her husband Irving were proprietors of several pharmacies in Newport News including the North End Pharmacy on Huntington Avenue from 1950 to 1972. She was the vital statistics registrar for the City of Newport News Health Department for over 10 years. The only child of the late Jennie and Sol Sturman, survivors include her husband of 58 years, Irving Adelson of Rockville, Md.; four children, Barry Adelson of Houston, Texas, Frona Adelson of Arlington, Va., Evan Adelson of Lynchburg, Va., and Julie Adelson Kaye and Howard Kaye of Burke, Va.; and two grandchildren, Seth and Sophie Kaye. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frieda's memory to the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at Rodef Sholom Temple, 318 Whealton Road, Hampton, Va. Interment will immediately follow at Rosenbaum Memorial Park in Hampton, Va. Family will be receiving visitors at Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, Va.
Published in the Daily Press from 4/20/2006 - 4/22/2006.
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   So often when I see what y'all have written about people, I very much regret never having known them myself.  This is one of those times.

   I've posted this here:


  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/25/06:

   On a personal note, my daddy died 46 years ago today.  I have every reason to believe that as the Regimental Surgeon for the 116th Infantry of the 29th Division, he was present at the liberation of at least one of the infamous Nazi concentration camps.  He would never actually admit it, but he was in the right place at the right time, and it would stand to reason that he should have been there.  Moreover, on more than one occasion he related in great detail a delousing scene of woman prisoners (he called them "refugees") which I later viewed in a documentary exactly as he had described.  Most telling to me, however, was the way he never missed an opportunity to show me, a young child, very graphic images of the camps as they appeared in magazines and on television.  Considering the great care he had taken to protect me from other evils of the world, his heroic efforts that I should never forget speak volumes to me, even today.

   Thank you, Daddy.


   Reunion Pictures and Redneck Images will resume in the next Newsletter.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Theme from Schindler's List (1993)

- John Williams
(b. 8 Feb 1932)

"Theme from Schindler's List" midi courtesy of - 04/25/06

Fiery Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/06/04

HaShoah clip art courtesy of - 04/25/06

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