08/30/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Memory

"No matter what accomplishments you make,
somebody helps you."

- Althea Gibson (1927-2003)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I chose today's song simply because it's one of my favorites!  As is common with most (if not all) of Andrew Lloyd
Webber's music, it's a bit tricky to sing and requires an excellent range, but shouldn't we always be challenged
to exceed our normal limitations?

   What an assortment of things we have today!!!

  A very Happy 57th Birthday today to Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA.

  Oh yeah, it's my birthday, too, only I'm a year older than Chuck.



1.  Johnny Holland ('61) of VA via Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 08/29/05

Please add Johnny Holland class of 61 ......

Again, keep up the good work - thanks. 


   Thanks, Gary - and welcome, Johnny!  I've added your name to the Alumni Page:


   I'm going back and recreating Memorial Pages that we missed over the last three months.  I began with Jay Bluxome
of the Class of 1964:



   Somehow, as I told Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, this seems to be even more difficult than creating them at the time.....

   This information has also been added to the Memorial page for the Class of 1964:




The 60-Year Reunion of NNHS Classes of 1945 (Feb. and June)
will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2005
at Point Plaza Conference Center (Ramada Inn),
950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, 757-599-4460.
The Saturday event will be a dinner, with a speaker not yet named,
from 5 to 9 PM.
On Sunday, there will be a buffet brunch from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Advance registration required.
Contact Mary Frances Grasty at 757-930-8446.





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,
and is open to all NNHS Alumni.







From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 08/28/05:

Hi Carol,
Thinking about the reunion in Oct, but not sure, I really didn't know many folks from that class,
I'm too old I guess. :-)  But haven't made a decision yet.
Have a great day, thankful that we don't live in New Orleans or even close.  Pray for those folks. 
I am scared just looking at the storm.  Wish I could go down and give them my generator, they
will need it.
Just wanted you to see my baby, since all my children are grown. She is quite a ham and not 
spoiled much.  My granddaughter is 13 so I have no babies anymore.  Just keep waiting.  I still 
have a single daughter and a now-single mom, so I just wait. :-)
See ya!

Brenda Williams

Friends are Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

NNHS Typhoons
Hat Star Sweetie Star Chillin'      

   OHHH, Brenda!  She's so precious, she scarcely looks real!  I'll take your word for it that she is - how adorable!!!
Thanks so much!  What happy pictures!

    DO please come to the reunion! There's going to be such fun stuff there, even if you only know one or two people
in the room, you'll enjoy yourself! A Typhoon is a Typhoon!

From Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA - 08/29/05:




12-01-1995 06-19-1996 01-03-1998    
# 150 - "Lions Bridge -
East River Side"
# 151 - "Lions Bridge"

West end of bridge, lakeside. Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA.

# 404 - "Twin Lions Bridge"

Both Lions on the west end
of the bridge. Lake Maury, Newport News, VA.


   AHHHH!!!  I told you I'd have no trouble knowing where to start!  I began with one of my Favorite Places
in the World - the Mariners' Museum and its magnificent lion statues!  (You'll notice I had no trouble pilfering
the images, either!  GIGGLES!!!)

   I've added these to one of my (naturally enough!) favorite pages:




   Thanks so very much, Jerry!  What a delight!

   Y'all go spend some more time looking through Jerry's Web site:


   I don't guarantee that you'll get anything else done today, but - hey!  GIGGLES!

From Gene Collins Glave ('60) of VA - 08/29/05:

Hi Carol,
How fun to come to work and open a particularly chatty newsletter this morning! Coming
to work on Mondays can be a drag, but this was a good way to start the day. Thanks. I am
attaching several pictures from the '60 reunion. Neta (Collins Hastings - '60 - of VA) and I
shared a camera, so we are in most of the pix...sorry about that! We shared a locker all the
way through NNHS, so sharing a camera came very easy. We Collins guys tend to share a lot!
Saturday, July 9, 2005 Saturday, July 9, 2005 Saturday, July 9, 2005 Saturday, July 9, 2005  
George Balanis ('60)
of VA; Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC: and Donnie White ('60) of VA
Neta Collins Hastings ('60) of VA and Edmond Baughan ('60) of VA Phyllis; Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC; and Sandra Walker Batson ('60) of NC Richard Eastman ('60)
of VA Surrounded! -
by Christine Anas Thomas ('60) of TX; Gene
Collins Glave ('60) of SC; and Neta Collins Hastings ('60) of V

   OHHH, aren't these fun?!?  Thanks so much, Gene!

   Okay, I'll be honest.  I created a folder, and resized, compressed, and saved the images, but I haven't made
them their own page as yet.      I'll get right on it, but I did run out of time......

   These are soooo cute, though!  What a fun night that was!

From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 08/28/05 - "Please identify picture subjects - Boys Club":

Dear Mickey (Marcella - '54 - of VA) & Carol,
The picture below is under the Boys Club section of NNHS65 website.
Recognition of the contribution of Herbie Morewitz to the Boys Club.  Bill Hoyle is the presenter; Herbie is in the center; on the right is W. F. "Bill" Files.        
According to an email to NNHS65 website, Bill Hoyle is to left of Herbie Morewitz.  Who is gentleman
to the right of Herbie?  Also, do you know date, place and occasion of the presentation?
Joe Drewry

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/26/05:

Hi, Carol:

Mickey Marcella ('54 - of VA) has identified the third gentleman in the photo on the Boy's Club page,
with Bill Hoyle and Herbie Morewitz. He is Mr. W. F. "Bill" Files.
The message is below.


From Carol Moell Marcella ('56) and Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA - 08/25/05:


Mickey says that the man on the right beside Herbie Morewitz is W. F. "Bill" Files.  He was an
executive of the Shipyard and on the board of directors of the Boys Club back in the 60s and 70s. 
He was a very nice man who did a lot for the Boys Club.  We now have 11 Boys and Girls Clubs: 
1 in Mathews, 1 in Gloucester, 1 in Hampton, and 8 in Newport News.  This coming month will be
one year since we took over the Boys & Girls Club on Hampton Avenue in NN, which was the black
Boys Club in NN when we were coming along.  This is the one where Mike Vick and Allen Iverson
and Aaron Brooks came from.  One of our Boys and Girls Club members was recently inducted
(into the) Football Hall of Fame.  He went to TN All American and then went to Miami and wrestled
and played football at Warwick, who was Frank Immanuel.  Add Henry Jordan and Norman Snead
to that list also. 

Good hearing from you, Joe. 


  Thanks Joe, Joe, Mickey, and Carol!  It took me a few days, but I've amended the page accordingly:




   While we're there, why don't we identify the people in the next image as well??

Here is a photo to stimulate interest among some of the older subscribers. 
Name the Players.

From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 08/30/05:

I think Oregon here must have the most beautiful weather of all the USA..
.....my regards to any of you living near this monster storm near the gulf...

It was enjoyable seeing Paul Dobie's name ('66 - of CO) in Afghanistan now, on the web site again....know he loves reading this
site in Afghanistan and is happy that Carol  got the thing up and running again.... yeah, Carol! ..this is the Paul Dobie who goes
so far back into the military that as he was returning  home from Vietnam - he passed by my brother Steve Kiger ('66) in the Norfolk
airport, who was just leaving to go to Vietnam....... (I have that story right, don't I?).. All I  remember is saying bye in 8th (1968 or '69)
to Steve at the Norfolk airport and hello again in 9th ('69 or '70) - what a short time Steve had in Cam Rhan Bay ..... lucky him - he
goofed up his ankle - playing BASKETBALL (of course) during his basic training-so he got to do basic training twice - which
shortened his Nam tour.... And what awesome pictures he had of the beaches there.  He was one of the lucky ones. Well,
congratulations, Paul Dobie, on your being there and enjoying it and helping -  it is uplifting to hear some positive news from that
region. Stay safe. 
And in response to Joe Drewry ('58)'s comment - I haven't gotten my e mails either, like I used to when new newsletters are posted,
BUT a trick is to go to the NNHS web page, and make that a desktop icon of it by marking that page, after you have it opened up,
by right clicking on the mouse - then click 'create shortcut' - then click 'yes' - you want an icon for that page. It's that simple. An icon
will be on your desktop, along with the other icons - you just name it.
  I have an icon at work (Weyerhaeuser) and an icon on my
desktop computer at home that says NNHS web.  Then anytime I want to peek at newsletter and see if a new update - it just takes  
a click to reach the site instantly.  I have an icon set up like this for the Daily Press too.  It really blows my brother and friend's minds
when I tell them something they haven't read yet, and they live there and I am thousands of miles away... but it is so easy to set up
and when/if I have a a slow minute at work - I can look at my screen and view Fox News/CNN/ or whatever this way... Well, if I am
going to get to work tomorrow on time - I'd better sign off. 
Oh, and Dale Parsons, Sr. ('48), I sent my Uncle Paul (Wagner) ('47 or '48) all the NNHS site material/samples of newsletters....
from another printer.. in a huge manila envelope....I don't even know what he thought...the site blew up in May right after I mailed that
to him....You recall Paul - such  a handsome fellow! Looked like a movie star - I think Paul was a NNHS football player...so yeah, he
knew NNHS former coach Cowboy Range - my former school board boss with George 'Dick' Tyson at the school board, while I
was a clerical student in the VOT program at FHS...I always thought Paul was the most handsome of all our uncles on Mom's side.......
I knew you knew his late wife, Shirley Hogge, as you has e-mailed me that...she used to look like Shirley Temple Black.....my
cousin was going to show Paul how to view this site from a computer - a group of NNHS buddies still meet at McDonalds or some
pancake house regularly - one guy who meets with Paul is the Kersey fellow........
Oh, well - there's hope - if we can get Paul computer literate - then Steve, I know I can teach you     tee hee....and then you could
view this site instead of your friends telling you stuff I said ....yikes.

Gail (Kiger) Bonsey FHS '73

   GIGGLES!  Gail, you're a hoot!  Thanks so much!



     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/copeland-park.html - one new image



          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/bayshore.html - one new image


          http://nnhs65.00freehost.com/railway-shipyard.html - one new image

I added five missing interim "Old Style" Newsletters onto the site:








From Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 05/10/05:

It is truly sad to hear about Norman Dehart. He and I taught art together at both Denbigh and Dozier. He
was one of the really genuine people I've ever worked with.

   Thank you, Albert.  This has actually been doubly-posted since 05/10/05:





   What is making me frantic is that Mr. Dehart's partner, David, sent me the obituary plus other images just as
my systems crashed.  I'm afraid they may have been permanently lost, and I do not know how to contact him. 

From Shirley Elder Tierney ('65) of - uh, Northern VA - 08/19/05:

Thanks for all you guys are doing to make this a special time.  Hope to see you in October.
Shirley Elder Tierney

   Thank you, Shirley!  I'm looking forward to seeing you again!




From Me ('65) of NC - 08/29/05:

   If y'all are wondering why I almost never answer you directly, except in the Newsletters themselves, I'll "'fess up".
That was one of the things which gave rise to the Newsletter concept in the first place (that, and Frances Goodson
Wang - '65 - of MD,
who began some round - robin emails a few years back!).  It's an enormous time-saver for me
to be able to write 350 plus of you at once.

   I know it seems rude of me, but it gives me more time to spend on the site itself.  Plus  ....  well, I'm just rude...........

   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 

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- From the Broadway Musical, "Cats"

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber;
Lyrics by Trevor Nunn, based on poems by T. S. Eliot

Midnight. Not a sound from the pavement.
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone.
In the lamplight
the withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan.

Memory. All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days,
I was beautiful then.
I remember the time I knew what happiness was,
Let the memory live again.

Every street lamp seems to beat a fatalistic warning.
Someone mutters and a street lamp gutters
and soon it will be morning.

Daylight. I must wait for the sunrise,
I must think of a new life
And I mustn't give in.
When the dawn comes tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin.

Burnt out ends of smokey days,
the stale cold smell of morning.
The street lamp dies,
another night is over, another day is dawning.

Touch me. It's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun.

If you touch me you'll understand what happiness is.
Look, a new day has begun.

"Memory" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/8624/alw.html - 08/22/05

 "Memory" lyrics courtesy of http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/memory.htm - 08/22/05

"Moonlight in Ghost City" by Angelo Ventura Image courtesy of
http://www.inception-magazine.com/summer04/artwork_moonlight_in_ghost_city.htm - 08/23/05

Downtown Salt Lake City by Moonlight Image courtesy of
http://dest.travelocity.com/DestGuides/multimedia_photogallery/0,3161,AOLSVC%7C4824%7CUS%7C4985,00.html - 08/23/05

 Pearl Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/coplove/lines.html - 04/14/05

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