05/07/05 - NNHS Newsletter -




Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  Once more, just to play it safe, Sunday is Mother's Day for all the wives and mothers and significant others in your lives.

   This "Friday" edition was obviously delayed - the reasons for which will become apparent later.

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1. Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA courtesy of Linda Lane Lane ('64) - 05/05/05

   WOWZERS!!!  Welcome, Jamey (and thanks, Linda!)!  I've added you to the (hidden) mailing list, and posted
your name on the Alumni Page and the '66 Contact page:



http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1966.html - Your email addy will only be added here if you so desire.

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From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 05/05/05:


Yes, I am alive. Linda Lane (Lane - '64 - of VA) told me people were looking for me; I didn't think
anyone remembered me. I took a nosedive off the bleachers shortly after transferring from WHS and
missed half a year. I was supposed to graduate in 1965 but I had to take 2 classes in 1966. I took
ICT so I worked the rest of the day at Dixie Hospital. I can't believe more than two people remember
me. The best thing I did was transfer to NNHS, I only wish this was a dress rehearsal and I could go
back and do it again. I just got a computer a few weeks ago and I haven't typed in 30 or so years. I
never could spell, so here goes.           

My first memory of NNHS was coming to school, after begging Mr. Maidment to let me transfer, and
meeting Russell Maynard ('61). We dated a pretty long time; he was the love of my life.
Unfortunately, he was killed in a car accident following me to Kay Gillespie's ('64) house. I didn't
know he was following me until the next morning, when my parents came to Kay's house to break the
news. Kay and I had been to a party and he was following us to be sure we got home okay. I was
never the same after this, it took the spark out of my life.

For some reason I was never close to many girls after Kay graduated; I guess because I worked most
of the day. I  did have a few boys that were just friends: Donnie Hancock ('66), Donnie Terry ('66),
Gil Hughes ('64)
[he always wanted to borrow my used gum, gross]. We sat across from each other
in study hall. We never studied, just swapped gum. 

If you guys see this, try to remember RICK OPPENHEIMER'S ('64) party. We got out of there before
the cops came, but they met us in the parking lot and let us go.  Donnie Terry was driving Bernie
[from FHS] car for obvious reasons and Donnie didn't have a drivers license. I  can't believe
that cop didn't ask for it. Larry Boyles' ('64) wife Pat reminded me about this party, she says I saved
her by getting her out of there. We were so stupid back then. I also remember Mrs. Rene Brown's art
class; I know Jane Coltrain (Leonard - '64 - of VA) remembers. We would wait for Mrs. Brown to leave
the class then I was elected to go to Perry's Meat Market to get Mallo Cups and potato sticks. If I got
back after she did, she didn't say anything, she probably thought I was in the bathroom. Jane made the
best vanilla cupcakes and brought them to school.  I also won't ever forget Mrs. DANLEY'S (Patterson
- '59 - of Northern VA)
government class. I would never have passed those killer tests if it wasn't
for Patty Dempsey (Gibbs - '66 - of VA) drilling me the night before. Mrs. Danley was the smartest
teacher I ever knew, and nice too. I remember she liked the book WALDEN'S POND...

Kay and I went to Richmond to see our boys win the basketball tournament. Those boys, Jimmy
Rama ('64 - of MD), Chris Ellis ('64 - of VA), Rocky Gary
('64 - of VA) didn't know who I was.  Sorry,
boys but we never saw the game, but we rooted for you in our own special way. We weren't the ones
who trashed the hotel and made the newspaper here. We were well behaved. AH, does anyone remember
my '57 t-bird ? Daddy took the t-bird away. 

Ok, that's enough remember when. 

I am currently disabled but I want to someday get back to the hospital and take care of babies. I have
taken care of many of your babies and grandbabies but because of HIPPA, I cant mention any names. I
miss you all and was sorry to see so many people had passed away.  Joe Mooney ('65) was one
of my favorites,  To you old guys, Wayne Agee ('58 - of FL) and Gary Fitzgerald ('61 - of VA), I'm
surprised you weren't on the list. Just kiddin', you must have turned over a new leaf like I did or else you
have nine lives.  Sorry I blabbed so much but reading all this news had me up all night remembering.

Some of you might have had my brother-in-law, Mr. Dan Adams for English. He and my sister are
in Stafford Count. He is a retired pilot, she is a retired teacher. Also my mother passed away Easter four
years ago. She taught many of you at Parkview. if you need any pictures from Parkview, I have some.   

Thanks, Carol, for starting this cool Newsletter. You are awesome; when I grow up I want to learn the
computer like you have.

Jamey Douglas Bacon

   Well, Jamey, of course we remember you!  Unlike some of us who blended well with the woodwork, you were a totally
unforgettable character!  I've wondered about you for years.  I can't tell you how happy I am to hear from you!

   I'm so sorry to hear your story of Russell.  Somebody (was it you, Jimmy Smith?) had told me portions of that once before, but I
didn't retain it well.  I usually do not retain sad stories well....  But everyone should have a Great Love, and I'm glad you had yours.

   Say - how many art teachers did we have, anyway?!  I had Mrs. Janet Ellis in '63 (one of my favorites!) and Mr. Jack Waida
in '64; David Whitley ('67 of VA) has mentioned Mr. Norman Dehart as one of his faves.  Before all that there was Miss Belle
('58 - '62); the 1957 Anchor shows a Miss Chaffee with the Art Club (but does not include her in the Faculty section);
the '56 Anchor pictures Miss Betty Shaffer -  and I don't seem to remember Mrs. Brown at all!

   How neat that you were caring for "our" babies!  I am especially fond of fresh little babies myself (which is why I had seven
of my own), but that must have been doubly special with the babies and grandbabies of your friends.

   Jamey, never apologize for "rambling" and sharing your stories - this is precisely why we're all gathered here together - we
delight in them!  Thanks so much!

   And we'd love to see your images.  Just be sure to send them to NNHS65@yahoo.com  until I'm able to resolve my computer
issues.  Unfortunately, I haven't had time in the last five years to learn everything I needed to know about these lovely machines....

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From Harron Ellenson ('65) of MA - 05/05/05:

Hi Carol:

You blew me away.

I am one of those people who checks out the site off and on depending on how busy I am.   I  just went on and got
totally blown away by the Passover wishes.  I used to have the very cookbook you are talking about, but have not
been able to find it for years.  I was wishing that I had some of my mother's old Passover recipes a few weeks ago,
and now you have given me back a treasure.

Thank you.



PS - I also want to note that we really are creating a virtual archive that at some point scholars may just use to capture
not just our times in the 20th century but what we thought was important in the 21st.

   WOWZERONI!  It always blows me away to hear from you, Harron!

  I had no idea you didn't still have a copy of that marvelous cookbook!  Well, until I can make other arrangements, I'll scan you
some more recipes next week.

   I really appreciate your kind words; they mean a great deal to me.

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From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/05/05:

Happy Mothers Day Card ~ RiverSongs Mothers Day Cards

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers!

   OHHHH, that's so beautiful!  Thanks so much - and Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

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From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 05/05/05:

Ya really need to concentrate to complete this journey.

The music is great, but you must listen carefully.




  Rip, you are sooo bad!  GIGGLES!!! 

   Thanks, Rip Precious!

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From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/06./05: 


It might be fun to see if anyone has a clue where this was located. I sure don't.
Grove's Baths, Buckroe Beach, VA            

   Oh, how quaint!  And I've (not surprisingly) no idea of its exact address in Buckroe.  Readers???

   Thanks so much, David!  I'll post it on the Buckroe page shortly.

   By the way, Dave told me that so far no one has taken advantage of his incredible (my word, not his!) offer for images of
Old Stomping Grounds!  Y'all better hurry before I beat you to it!  Here are the details once more:



   And if you haven't ordered your awesome Reunion CDs yet, you'll find details here:  


   Thanks again, Cap'n Dave!

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From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/07/05:

Thought you guys might like to see Jerry's mother on the front page of the Daily Press in Saturday's paper--5-7-05.  Nice article.
Her name is Mable Quintal Hodnett.
Those of you who are local, PLEASE save the article for us.  Call and we will come by and get it.
Thank you!

   HOW COOL!!!  Okay, Sweeties!  Save those papers!

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 From Me ('65) of NC - 05/07/05 - WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES.........

   Okay, back to Miles (Nowitzky - Granby HS - '50).  As you might recall, in the five weeks he's been ill, his condition seemed
to swing from good to bad, from hopeful to hopeless, every other day.  On Wednesday, May 4, he had improved to such an extent
that his doctor told him that he would probably be released to return home on Wednesday, May 11.  But on Thursday, he developed
some horrible breathing problem, the details of which have eluded me, and he was placed back on a ventilator.

   On Friday, May 6, instead of his bouncing right back again as he has in the past, my sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59)
received a 2:00 AM call from the hospital telling her to return immediately.  When she arrived, Miles was alert and well enough
looking that she asked the staff why she was summoned.  They told her that his blood pressure had plummeted to dangerous levels. 
They enjoyed some real quality time together, and then Miles (who had lost 35 pounds during this ordeal) began to have extreme
swelling of his abdomen.  After joking about his "triplets", at 11:00 AM he was taken to exploratory surgery to determine the cause,
whether it was an infection or something that could be stitched back together.

   What they found was that his small intestine had deteriorated to such an extent that it could not be repaired - no stitching, no cutting
and pasting, it simply wasn't viable.  They stitched him back together, and said that this time, there really was nothing more that they
could do, and that his earthly time was very short, and further, that he probably would not regain consciousness.

   Paul and Adrienne and I were at the hospital last night from about 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, along with a steady stream of Miles' and
Eleanor's closest friends.  The hospital staff was marvelous, gracious, and kind to all of us.  They said that even though he couldn't
answer, that Miles could hear and understand what we told him - so we did.  We all laughed and cried together, and recited old
stories and adventures, and tried to sing him his old silly songs of which only he knew all the words and verses, and told him how
much we loved him, and how deeply he had enriched and blessed our lives, and thanked him, and kissed him goodbye.

   Miles held on until 12:20 this morning, then he opened his eyes and looked at his wife and grandson for a moment or two, and
slipped peacefully away.  The visitation will be here in Fayetteville on Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM at the Fayetteville West Stake
Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Morganton Road, with the funeral to follow at 10:00 AM.  After a light
luncheon, we will then drive up to Norfolk for the 4:00 PM burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

   If you're able to join us there, we would welcome you with open arms.. 

   Miles' second son, Norman, died on February 18, two weeks after his 45th birthday:


   He and Eleanor celebrated their 36th wedding Anniversary on March 6.

   So the doctor was right.  Miles will be going home next Wednesday; it just won't be the home we all had in mind.  This wasn't the
plan any of us would have chosen, but then, of course, we are not the ones in charge of The Plan.

   And yes - Mama said there'd be days like this.

   Thank you once again for your much appreciated love, prayers,  and concern through all of this.  You are simply the best!

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Mama Said

(The Shirelles, 1961)

Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this my Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)

I went walking the other day,
Everything was going fine,
I met a little boy named Billy Joe
And then I almost lost my mind
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this my Mama said

My eyes are wide open
But all that I can see is,
Chapel bells are callin' for everyone but-a me
But I don't worry 'cause
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this my Mama said

And then she said someone will look at me
Like I'm looking at you one day,
Then I might find
I don't want it any old way,
So I don't worry 'cause
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this my Mama said
Mama said, mama said

Hey! Don't you worry,
Mama said mama said
Hey! Don't you worry now.
Mama said mama said,
Hey! Hey! 

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"Mama Said" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/~goldenoldies/jukebox5060Font3.htm
courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Mama Said" lyrics courtesy of http://www.just-oldies.com/1961/mama_said.htm
also courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Bouquet of Roses clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/flowers.msnw?Page=5 - 05/06/05

"MaMa" with Rose Sign clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Haven/1199/mom.html - 05/06/05

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