06/01/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Brigham Young's 208th Birthday
“I never cared but for one thing, and that is, simply to know that I am
right before my
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today is a Big Day for birthdays. We've celebrated Marilyn Monroe's and Nelson Riddle's:
Now it's time for Brigham Young.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_9_uQiMmyQ - Come, Come Ye Saints - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Dawn _____ Yevak of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA;
Happy Birthday this week to:
Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR;
04 - Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL AND Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;
05 - Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of NV (now in school in UT);
06 - Robert Helmintoller ('57)
Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57);
07 - From Fred Field (June '45) of CA AND Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/30/09 - "Saunders Stadium - 30 May 2009":
… and the
LIFE AFTER PEOPLE
OH, DAVID! Ohhh, David!!! OH! Oh! Ohhhhh.....
Thank you for chronicling this for us, David - no matter how great the pain!
From Fuzzy Turner ('63) of NC - 05/30/09 - "Are women born this way?":
Caution: If you're at work, lower the volume!
http://www.snotr.com/video/2630 OR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywlkgmFVDNs
OH, MY GLORY!!! And the sad news is that SHE knows exactly what she is saying, and as she grows, she'll just become more articulate, and probably louder and longer, and can you even imagine the phone bills?!?
Oh, the humanity! She's a beautiful baby, though, isn't she?
From Gary Sealey (Menchville HS Marketing Teacher) of VA to From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/30/09 - "Hilton Village NNHS":
Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54 - of NC) got in touch with us. The students are very excited.
The professional website designer volunteering to work with the kids is awesome. He has been working with my marketing students for the past month and a good portion of the site is up and running lightning quick.
Thank you again for all of your support over the past two years.... especially from the very beginning.
Please go to www.ShopHiltonVillage.com. Click on Our Sponsors... scroll down to the second sponsor, NNHS..... from there the kids have a link to the official site you guys have done such a fabulous job on.
Please let the others know as well...... I understand why folks are so very proud to be Typhoon Alumni...what a tradition.
Thanks again for everything.
89 Main Street
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Gary Sealey (Menchville HS Marketing Teacher) of VA - 05/31/09 - "RE: Hilton Village NNHS":
Thanks for the feedback and the kudos.
I have forwarded your comments to the NNHS Website webmistress (Carol Buckley Harty - '65 - of IL)
… and you are quite correct about the deep and strong ties among all TYPHOONS. It is quite remarkable to have such connection among alumni for a school which has been closed for 38 years. If I had to guess why that is, I would say it is a matter of demographics and geography. NNHS was a downtown school, and it served a very small and very stable area … by today’s standards. As a result, most students had been classmates since kindergarten and first grade in their respective city areas, e.g., North End, East End, West Avenue, Newmarket, etc. More often than not, their parents were also TYPHOONS, who had known each other since their elementary school days.
I would say that the glue which bound all of them together was the Shipyard. Steady employment meant steady residency; families simply did not move away from NN. Oh, they might move to a nicer home, but it would still be on the Lower Peninsula.
All that was destined to change in the mid-1960s, when families began moving north on the Peninsula and up to Yorktown and even Gloucester beyond. In a very real way, they abandoned the City, and it was no surprise that NNHS was closed in 1971.
And that was your lesson in Newport News History 101; there will not be a quiz.
Thanks so much, David - and Gary!
From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '58) of IL - 05/31/09 - "Me":
This is a pic of me and a friend ,
Laura Kinney, right after the session where I got my star. That is
what I look like when I'm totally exhausted BUT very happy!!! It took 5
years to earn that degree and another 3 to be able to go get it!
Thanks, Judy - and congratulations once more!
|Thursday, May 21, 2009 - Chicago, IL|
|Laura and Judy|
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 05/29/09 - "The Roaring Twenties":
A great site, I don't remember much of this but some of our "older" classmates probably can reminisce about these times............ lol
Hey ...this is an interesting site to check out...it shows the old cars, clothing styles, all kinds of stuff.
The Roaring Twenties Via Wesley
"Never Judge a Book by it's Cover,
the good stuff is always on the inside!!"
WOWZERONI! This site is awesome! Thanks, Wayne!
From Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - 05/30/09 - "1960s (this is great!)":
Make sure you turn up the sound. It will bring back memories!
I really enjoyed this one!
For all of you who were born in the 60's, were part of the 60's or just interested in the 60's.............ENJOY!
This is the one of the best presentations of the sixties that I have ever seen online. It is very well done. Just click on the link and sit back and enjoy the memories. Great photos and facts.
It has a "pause" button, for those of us that can't keep up...
SO COOL! Thanks, Jerry!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/31/09 - "One Raindrop":
Thanks so much, Shari!
05/31/09 - "Practice Good Manners":
Business Etiquette - Gentlemanly Ways
By Shannon Smith, The Official Guide to Business Etiquette, May 18, 2009
In this hyped and frenzied world of
impersonal communication, most people have forgotten the value of common
courtesy, decent manners and correct social etiquette.
“The world was my oyster until I used the wrong fork.”
Today the rigid rules of “society” of years gone by have faded – too bad, because how a man behaves has never been more important to his success. What hasn’t changed at all is consideration and gentlemanly ways - two attributes women notice immediately.
Just like a rookie hockey player needs to undergo thorough training and practice to make the most of his abilities, even the most considered man needs to learn the rules of present day society.
“The new millennium is the age of refinement, impeccable social skills, manners and how to conduct business with the right fork” says Shannon Smith, image strategist.
Ms. Smith suggests a few ground rules guaranteed to make a hit with the women in your life – whether it is your boss, associate or lady love. Keep in mind that you are being sized up n the first 30 seconds and that poor attire and manners can limit your progress, both professionally and socially. Here are some hot tips from her book Power Manners guaranteed to help you gain those gentlemanly ways women all admire.
When giving a woman a compliment, make it a sincere one. Avoid weight, wild hair color changes or her taste in clothes. “You look great. Have you lost weight?” won’t make her happy. Complimenting her on her taste in jewelry, dress color or noticing her new and attractive hair style will.
Always ensure that you are dressed appropriately for the occasion whether it is business,
a cocktail party or a gala. Save yourself the embarrassment of arriving in jeans and a cowboy shirt to a garden party. It’s quite acceptable to call the hostess and ask about the dress code. Be absolutely clear. You want to fit in.
Turn off your cell phone and blackberry during meetings, dinners and in public be considerate of others and speak quietly when using them. It’s a major faux pas to place either on a dining table.
In North America hand kissing is just not done. After all you don’t want to look ridiculous. Only European men can carry this off with grace and style.
Profanity is the language of barbarians. To impress women keep it clean.
Women admire men when they play up their masculinity to the hilt – Yes, open doors, assist with coats, move chairs, help them get seated and STAND UP when they leave
the dining table during a meal. I mean all the way – not just the gesture. It will be notice by all the women present – it’s guaranteed compliment time.
Learning how to dance, dance; dance is one of the biggest social assets. You will be a major hit with all the ladies guaranteed. Impress the boss’s wife with a whirl around the dance floor. She’s bound to notice your stylish quick step and mention it. to her husband and friends resulting in more kudos for you with the boss!
The captain or maitre d’ usually meets you at a dining room entrance to escort you and your party to your table. If you are with a woman, she follows the maitre d’ who leads the way and you will follow her. When there are more in your party, women always precede the men to the table allowing them to be seated in the most comfortable chairs. No matter what, your guest is always seated with the best view of the dining room.
To avoid the “who pays” syndrome, remember he who asks is he who pays. Be the classiest guy around and never allow the bill to appear on the dining table.
If you want to be considered rude, crude and totally lacking in manners at the dining table or at the office where women are present, by all means tell obnoxious, locker room jokes… you’re sure to make a lasting impression and receive “the cut.”
In her book Power Manners – How to Use Your Personal Skills for Business and Social Success, Shannon discusses how easy it is to impress others without being fake; schmooze with the best; get out of embarrassing situations and ensure that you are on everyone’s guest list. It’s all about how to dine, wine and act fine! You can find out more from www.powermanners.com
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From Me ('65) of IL - 05/31/09 - "Beautiful Music":
My radio alarm (set to http://www.classic99.com/) awakened me this morning with this music. I'm certain I had never before heard it, but I found it so enchanting, I decided to share it with you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H529iAjvHJo&NR=1 - Gabriel Faure, Sicilliene from Pelleas et Melisande, op. 80 - Arizona State University Sinfonietta - Brandon Stephen Matthews, conductor, November 20, 2006 - Gammage Auditorium, ASU
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Faur%C3%A9 (12 May 1845 – 04 Nov 1924)
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/31/09 - "A GIFT FOR THE MAN WHO ALREADY HAS EVERYTHING":
WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI! What IS this place and what on earth is happening?? No, never mind. I don't think I want to know.....
Thanks again, Captain!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2009 - The Class of 1961 will hold a Mini-Reunion: Social get together Saturday night, June 13, 6:00 PM until ? at the David home on Parkway Drive; Breakfast Sunday, June 14, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Saunders home in Isle of Wight. For details, contact Buddy David: Phone (757) 595-4500 or Fax (757) 595-6723 - CLASS OF 1961
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at email@example.com - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact WHSREUNION1959@aol.com.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964
5. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org. - CLASS OF 1970
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/28/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 01/09/09
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
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or just mail it to my home. Thanks!
Come, Come, Ye Saints
"This hymn text was written by William Clayton, who was inspired by the existing hymn 'All Is Well' and his experiences traveling to Utah as one of the Mormon Pioneers. They, the early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gathered from around the world and walked across the American plains to find a new home in the West where they could live their religion without persecution. They settled and colonized much of what is now the state of Utah and although the bitter persecution of the past has, for the most part, been replaced with understanding and respect, for members of the Church throughout the world the hymn 'Come, Come Ye Saints' continues to represent their heritage of faith and sacrifice."
- Lyrics by
April 15, 1846
(17 July 1814 – 04 Dec 1879)
Jesse T. White,
(27 May 1821 - 28 July 1824)
Come, come, ye Saints, no toil nor labor fear;
But with joy wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
Grace shall be as your day.
'Tis better far for us to strive
Our useless cares from us to drive;
Do this, and joy your hearts will swell-
All is well! all is well!
Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
'Tis not so; all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward,
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins; fresh courage take;
Our God will never us forsake;
And soon we'll have this tale to tell-
All is well! all is well!
We'll find the place which God for us prepared,
Far away in the West,
Where none shall come to hurt or make afraid;
There the Saints will be blessed.
We'll make the air with music ring,
Shout praises to our God and King;
Above the rest these words we'll tell--
All is well! all is well!
And should we die before our journey's through,
Happy day! all is well!
We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the Saints their rest obtain,
O how we'll make this chorus swell--
All is well! all is well!
"Come, Come, Ye Saints" midi and History courtesy of > http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Come,_Come_Ye_Saints_(Traditional) - 07/23/08
"Come, Come, Ye Saints" lyrics courtesy of http://mldb.byu.edu/clayton1.htm - 06/01/09
First Image of Brigham Young courtesy ofhttp://nationalpioneerhalloffame.blogspot.com/ - 06/01/09
Second Image of Brigham Young courtesy of http://www.awakeandarise.org/blog/archives/1005 - 06/01/09
Gold Rope Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars10.html - 05/26/07
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of http://www.ccsd.net/schools/cheyenne/sports.htm- 02/05/08
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy
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