08/19/05 - NNHS Newsletter -
Nobody Does It Better


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    Very Happy Birthday wishes to Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA and Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA!  They were born
in Riverside Hospital 59 years ago today while their fathers paced the halls together. 

@ Tuesday, August 20, 1946
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

   (Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas on this same day also.  Quite a trio!)

   I have at last posted this remarkable clipping on Odds and Ends:



   While I was there, I posted "The Boy Soldiers of VJ Day" by Fred Field ('45) of CA as well:



   Thank you again, Gentlemen!



The 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1965 will be held
on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2005
at the Point Plaza, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, 757-599-4460,
and is open to all NNHS Alumni.






From Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 08/18/05:

Please add Randy Tosh to e mail list, class of 62. It's great to hear from you again - missed you - thanks .

Gary Fitzgerald class of 61    

   Thanks, Gary!  I'm showing Randy as a member of the Class of '63, so I put him there.  (If that's in error, the two
of you can join the ranks of those lining up to biff me a good one, and I'll change it.)  I remember trying to add Randy
once before, and there was some problem with the email addy, but I think I have it figured out now, soooooo:


1. Randy Tosh ('63) of VA via Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 08/18/05

   Welcome, Randy!  Sorry for the delay - but then you didn't miss much in the last three months!  GIGGLES!



   For the sake of preserving the archival integrity of the site, I'm in the process of adding the Old Style Newsletters
which were issued during "The Dark Days" while my computer systems were down.  These pages are now ready:





From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/18/05:

Greetings all you Typhoons.  The Reunion Committee wanted to remind all
of you that it's just over eight weeks until we want you to join us in Newport
News for the big 40th reunion celebration.  Celebration you say?  You bet -
forty years later we all have experiences that should be shared and
friendships that should be renewed.  So please make plans right now to join
us.  As of today we have forty paid attendees ready to go.  A list of those
signed up is now available on the website and will be updated every few
days.  Make sure your name is on it.  And if you're one of the ones who
signed up early we really appreciate it.  Having a good projection on the
numbers is necessary to make the event as much fun as possible.

If you're one of the folks who have told us you'll be signing up any minute
now please do it right away.  At this point I should remind you that the cut
off for early registration, and the LOWER PRICE, is September 15th.  So
please take a moment to sit down, get out the checkbook, and get yourself
signed up to join us.  Checks should be made payable to NNHS Class of 1965,
and mailed to Dave Arnold, 153 Exmoor Court, Williamsburg, VA 23185.  The
cost prior to September 15th is $20.00 per person for Friday evening and
$30.00 per person for Saturday evening.  After the 15th it will be $25.00
and $40.00 per person.  The money you save for signing up now can be used
to buy gas to get here.  What a deal!  And don't forget your room - call the
Point Plaza at (757) 599-4460.  Mention the reunion for a special rate.

If we may help with more information don't hesitate to E-mail us
or telephone (757) 345-2382.  We look forward to seeing you in October.

Dave Arnold

   Thanks, Dave!  I thought y'all might be curious to see the hotel (I know I was!), so I found these images online
and threw in a map to boot:

Map Courtesy of
http://maps.yahoo.com -

Point Plaza Images Courtesy of http://www.hotels.com - 08/19/05

Exterior Lobby
Pool Banquet Hall Guest Room Guest Room  

   This information is now included on the Reunion 2005 Page for the Class of 1965:



From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 08/17/05:

Hi Carol........I wish you were serious about wanting and actually doing it...I mean about
moving back to Virginia.
You are such a contributor to so many lives....it is a privilege to know you. 
Thank you, Fred Mays

   Thank you, Fred!  And yes, I am quite serious!  If we could find an inexpensive little 3-bedroom home to rent and
a counseling job for Paul somewhere, I'd be back in a New York minute!  Well, I suppose we'd better wait until Dale
comes home in January.  But sometime after that - say, February.....  Ah, well, it's fun to dream!

From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 08/18/05:

Hi Carol - it makes such a difference to have you back...  I always enjoy your newsletters.
By the way, you have my permission to give out my email if ever asked for it.  evelynfish@msn.com
Thanks for lighting up our lives. 


   Thank you so much, Evelyn!  That certainly brightened my day!

From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 08/18/05:

Oh Carol...don't be so hard on yourself.....we are ALL elated that you are back in business
running the NNHS site.....We've MISSED you!!!!!!!!!!
You know the saying...." you can please some of the people some of the time....etc.".......................
Frankly, I've had NNHS  newsletters withdrawal.....and it's so good to see an email from you
in my mail box.....and I can't wait to get to the newsletter....keep 'em coming, girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!........


   Thanks, Janice!  I'm very happy to be back!  See you in October!!!

From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/18/05:


Just saw the update newsletter.  I wasn't upset; evidently people just saw
a list and didn't read your comments, which explained it was an estimate
on your part.  I'll do my best to keep you updated every few days as the
checks come in.  I'm really glad you're back in business.


   Thanks, Dave!  That's good to know!

From Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA - 08/18/05:


Good to see you back on line.  I guess I have a little bit of news about our son-in-law, John Padgett.  We are so
proud of him.  John was made a Vice President of products and service planning and development @ Disney World. 
John was instrumental in starting the Magical Express.  This was such good news.  The Daily Press wrote an article
about him in the community section of York County because he is from Seaford.  John is married to our daughter,
, with our two adorable granddaughters, Savannah and Taylor, 9 and 6.  Thank you for letting me spread
our good news.


   WOWZERONI!!!  How fabulous!   Thanks for telling us this, Pauline!  We love sharing good news!

From Steve Pullen ('65) of VA - 08/18/05:

Who in the world is complaining? And how did you offend them? It’s great to have you back
and I hope you are doing better now. I look forward to seeing you in October. Don’t exhaust

   Hi, Steve!  Let's just say that that we all have our gifts, and annoying people has always been one of mine. 
And just how I do it, I'm not certain.  If I knew, I would quit.  Actually we were just discussing this penchant of mine
at our family reunion a couple of weeks ago.  I made the observation that it generally only happens whenever I go
out of my way to try to do something nice for someone.  If I just behave in my normal selfish, bratty (but smiling) way,
all is well.  Andrew, my oldest grandson (he's almost 14 - and he's 5' 11" and his voice has changed - how'd all
happen?!?), whom I did not realize was even within earshot, begged to differ with me, and cited a present I
made him for Christmas of 1994 which he still has and apparently cherishes.  He took me back considerably and
brought a tear or two to my eyes.  Still, the averages favor my position on this issue.

   Thanks, Stevie!  I'm looking forward to seeing you again, too!  And don't worry - I rarely push myself faster than
I can run.  I'm far too lazy for that.

From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 08/18/05 - RE; Woodrow Wilson School:

Dear Carol,

      I know you are backlogged so this is not a time-sensitive article. 

I was just looking at the site of our old schools and I had a huge feeling of gratitude for all of my elementary
school teachers.  I was fortunate enough to have Elinor Taylor in first grade, Ruth Scoll in second grade,
Julia Fontaine
in third, Eugenia Harris in fourth, Edla Page in fifth, Alice Wolf in sixth, Ruby Norris
in seventh.  Our principal was Lucille Wheeler.  Each of these dear women gave me something special...a love
of school and a love of learning...a sense of security and stability...a sense that life was good...
Mrs. Taylor taught reading in a very unique manner...she would have the children "act out" the story like a
little play...one of the best readers in the class would read the story and the others would be "Goldilocks and the
Three Bears" or whoever was in the story.  It was such fun you did not realize you were learning...Miss Scoll
made us practice our Locker writing...over and over again our cursive letters.  Sorry to say my handwriting has
deteriorated terribly but not because I have forgotten the way it is supposed to look!  Mrs. Fontaine taught us
about Indians and we were allowed to build dioramas...everyone thought it was great that we could build these
flour and salt things with mountains and rivers and little plastic people in them!  Miss Harris taught us history
and geography...she made us write out the questions and the answers in longhand...no T/F or fill in the blanks...no
sirreee...never dawned on me that this was her way of getting in our cursive practice as well as learning history
and geography!  Mrs. Page used to read a chapter of a book every morning (Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys...we voted
on the book) to center us and settle us down for learning...what a great idea!  Mrs. Wolf had a great sense of humor...
a tongue in cheek wit...and a son our age...you could not put anything over on her!  Mrs. Norris was very
long-suffering of a bunch of 7th graders who were too big for their britches!  Miss Wheeler HAD CONTROL...of that
school.  I did not realize at the time that she did many lovely and kind things for families in need...quietly and
behind the scenes...all the children in that school were loved and nurtured.  It was like a family. 
In today's world, if a teacher breaks the law or gets in trouble it is front page news for days on end...if a teacher is
doing a great job...it is not in the newspaper...If any of you know a teacher who is doing a great job, give them a pat
on the back today.. or send them a card or a note....they are molding and shaping lives...they are building the future...
they are a national treasure.  

 Jean (Poole) Burton '64

   Well, Jean, this was just too beautiful a remembrance not to post right away!  Thank you for sharing this with us!



   Say, you are planning to come down to the Reunion in October, aren't you?!?  We had so much fun last year!

From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05:

      my computer was down for a WEEK .... 

getting an UP grade...
..when I turned it on for the 1st time after the BIG FIX..
..you were there.....GREAT....Happy to see
you back on line....SURE did miss all the NEWs..
...Hope all is good with you and the COMPUTER..


   OH, WOWZERS!!!  Thanks so much, Al!  I've really mixed your happy pictograms!  I'm glad your computer
is all better now, too!

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat


Nobody Does It Better

- Carole Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch

Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest,
Nobody does it half as good as you, baby, you’re the best.
I wasn’t lookin’ but somehow you found me.
I tried to hide from your love light,
But like heaven above me, the spy who loved me,
Is keeping all my secrets safe tonight.

Nobody does it better, sometimes I wish someone could.
Nobody does it quite the way you do. did you have to be so good?
The way that you hold me, whenever you hold me,
There’s some kind of magic inside you,
That keeps me from runnin’, but just keep it comin’,
How’d you learn to do the things you do?

And nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest.
Nobody does it half as good as you.
Baby, baby, baby you’re the best!

"Nobody Does It Better" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com - 01/31/04

"Nobody Does It Better" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricscrawler.com/song/111573.html - 02/01/04

"You're The Best!" image courtesy of http://www.ipvstudio.com/thanks.htm - 08/14/05

Computer Addict, Sick Computer, Overworked Computer, Hot Smiley, Applause, Busy Computer,
LOOK, Lonesome Computer, Frustrated Computer, Cheering Smiley, and Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks so much, Al!

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