09/10/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
“Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke
- Ruth Goode
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|Many of you may not personally be observing today, but as you know, we try to celebrate everything together here!|
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From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 09/06/06 - "Grandparents' Day - 09/10/06":
Typhoons Who are Grandparents It's
Do whatever You like
Even if it Embarrasses your GrandKids
So Cut loose and do your Thing.
Typhoons Forever. Al
OH, GOODY!!! Another Pictogram!!! I love these! Thanks so much, Al!
anyone knows where to locate Jean Hooker Hanson (Hampton HS - '64),
we've received an inquiry concerning her. She was last known to have
been somewhere in TX. She had a brother, Richard Hooker,
who attended NNHS; I do not know if he was
younger or older than she, as I cannot seem to find him in the 1955 - 1966
Anchors. (That proves absolutely nothing, of course. We all know
I could be staring directly at his photo and not see it).
If you know where to reach either of them, please contact me so that I may relay that information. Thanks!
From Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA - 09/02/06:
This is a great way for all to recognize and remember September 11; and at the same time show our support for our troops at home and overseas.
My nephew's son, a 2005 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is proudly serving our Country in Iraq. He and all the troops need and deserve our support.
Thanks for considering this to be posted in your newsletters.
By the way, a NNHS delegation walking together would be neat..
And, great appreciation to you for all that you do for us....Bobby
Thanks so much, Bobby!!! I
seem to be too computer illiterate to figure out how to convert this
attachment into a form I can use, so I just copied the information from it
for now, until a later time. I missed some of the graphics this way,
but I caught all of the pertinent information.
AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU
* OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN *
* AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU * * SEPTEMBER 11*
WHERE WILL YOU BE
Come to the Coliseum Mall - Hampton - 6:00
#1 ... America supports its military, their families and all who protect and defend us.
#2 ... The Freedom Walk embodies recognition of courage, commitment, and community.
#3 ... The Hampton Roads Region recognizes September 11th as a day of remembrance for all Americans that democratic freedom can never be taken for granted.
The City of Hampton in partnership with the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Cities of Newport News and Poquoson announce plans to host the “America We Support You Freedom Walk” to remember the victims of 9/11, celebrate freedom, and support our troops and veterans. This event is in conjunction with 6 other cities in Hampton Roads.
The event will begin with a walk starting at
6:00 pm on Monday, September 11, 2006. Opening and closing stages are in
the Coliseum Mall parking lot near Outback Steak House. The route is
approximately 1.8 miles.
The event is FREE to participants. People of all ages and physical condition are encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event. Free t-shirts to the first 700 walkers and flags to the first 1,000.
Local sponsors for the event include, but not limited to Coliseum Mall Properties, Coliseum Central BID, Hampton Chevrolet Mazda, Old Point National Bank and 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union.
To register or for more information
please visit www.hamptonroadsfreedomwalk.org or call Jodi Weygand at 262-2000
Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
WOWZERS!!! What a super opportunity! Oh, to be upon
"the sacred soil of Virginia" again!
Thanks so much, Bobby! I'll keep this running until then!
From My Friend, Jamie, of VA - 08/31/06:
|Check for your Driver's License .
. and remove it!
I definitely removed mine. I suggest you all do the same. Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet, including your own!
I just searched for mine and there it was...picture and all!
Thanks Homeland Security! Go to the web site, and check it out.
Just enter your name, city and state to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove". This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement. Please notify all your friends so they can protect themselves, too.
Believe me they will thank you for it.
Why, thank you, Jamie, for this very enlightening site! As you know, I myself have never been a licensed driver, but I checked this site on behalf of others, and was simply astonished by what I found there!
Y'all have a look!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/06/06 - "The Little Things":
The 'L I T T L E' things
As you might know, the head of a company survived
9/11 because his son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was
his turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her
alarm clock didn't go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
because of an auto accident.
One of them
missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
time to change.
car wouldn't start.
One went back to
answer the telephone.
One had a
child that dawdled
and didn't get ready as soon as he should have.
get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man
who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
took the various means to get to work
but before he got there, he developed
a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today.
Now when I am
stuck in traffic,
miss an elevator,
turn back to answer a ringing telephone...
all the little things that annoy me.
I think to myself,
this is exactly where
God wants me to be
at this very moment..
Next time your morning seems to be
the children are slow getting dressed,
you can't seem to find the car keys,
you hit every traffic light,
don't get mad or frustrated;
God is at work watching over you.
May God continue to bless you
with all those annoying little things
and may you remember their possible purpose.
Yes, it is! That one I understand!
But this overall theme is usually a difficult concept for me to grasp, Joyce. Thanks so much for the beautiful reminder!
And it's so good to hear from you again, Lady!!!
From Me ('65) of NC - 09/08/05 - "Dixie Hospital":
I saw this image on eBay recently and snagged it, as Dixie Hospital played
such an important role in our lives. Many of y'all were born in one of
I know I had a much earlier postcard which pictured one of those, but I cannot seem to locate it.
Meanwhile, I added this new page to Our Old Stomping Grounds:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/dixie-hospital.html - brand new page
|1964 - "The Dixie Hospital in Hampton, Va. is one of the newest and most modern hospitals in the South today."|
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/09/06 - "NNHS 64/60 CONFIRMED ATTENDING":
Thank you, David! That is a great number! I posted them for you:
From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 09/09/06 - "The Finest Thing":
I see lot of mail about support for our soldiers.
Just wanted to let you know that my oldest, Laura, is now in Kuwait waiting to be moved to Iraq very soon. Her husband, George, follows her during this coming week. It is George's second tour in Iraq; Laura has served a tour in Afghanistan.
I personally am extremely proud of them both.
As well you should be!
I don't believe that there
is any finer thing that one can do than to support our country. They are
both captains and have a large number of people reporting to them. They
tell me their people are constantly asking if they think the people here
in the states support them. When I tell people I talk to (and I will talk
to just about anyone - some things don't change!), many tell me to please
tell Laura and George thanks for serving our country and letting all the
rest of us be safe. That is great to hear.
Please echo those sentiments to Laura and George from all of us here, and let them know our thoughts and prayers will be with them - and you! Thanks for letting us know, Pam!
From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 09/09/06 - "Trying Photo Again":
I'm trying to send the puppy pic again.
Oh, my goodness!!! What an adorable teeny-tiny little puppy dog!
Well, I needn't tell you to have fun, Jennie! That's a given! Congratulations anew!
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From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/09/06 - "Buckroe or Paris?":
All of us will have Buckroe, but only we will have Paris!
remembering; I can't wait to see you at the reunion. Please stay healthy
and bubbly till then. We all do love you so!
A big fan of "The richest woman in town"
Thanks so much, Sweetie! I'll work on the healthy part. The bubbles have never needed any special encouragement; they simply appear on their own and seem impervious to any efforts on my part to suppress them.
And I am really looking forward to seeing y'all again!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06 - "ATTENTION
OF 1964 TYPHOONS":
|If you will require lodging, we have
reserved a block of 15 rooms at the Point Plaza, 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.,
Newport News VA, for Saturday night, October 14th, at a special NNHS rate of
$79 (Standard) or $99 (Suite) plus 12.5% tax. You must make your reservation
NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006. Call
1-757-599-4460 or 1-800-841-1112. In order to receive the special rate, you
must clearly say "NNHS Class of 1964 Birthday Celebration" when making the
reservation. Because of this requirement, it is recommended that you DO NOT
make your reservation over the Internet.
Thank you, David! It sounds like such fun!
From Carolyn Simpson Knight (‘56) of VA - 08/17/06
The “absolute deadline”
for reservations for the 50 - Year Reunion celebration of the
Class of 1956 is September 15, 2006!!
Judy Leggette Elliott
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
Henceforth, it will be repeated
here, lest you forget:
The Great Open Reunion sponsored by the NNHS Class of 1966
in honor of their graduation 40 years ago will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 from 7:00 PM
to 1:00 AM at RJ’s Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.
On Saturday, September 30, 2006, meet at 11:00 AM at Newport News High School
(now Huntington Hall) for a tour of the high school and gym.
Parking is available next to the gym on Huntington Avenue.
On Saturday, September 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to midnight,,the grand affair will be held
at Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA, 757-599-4460.
CONTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/02/06: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2006-attending.html
To Pre-order Photographic Memories of the Event:
NNHS CLASS OF 1964
60th Birthday Celebration
INFORMAL "SOCK HOP" (WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM), CATERED FOOD, ADULT BEVERAGES, MUSIC, DANCING, BIRTHDAY CAKE
We all agree that the Class of
1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many
members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion. However, the
Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964
CONTACT Dave Spriggs email@example.com
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/09/06:
OUR 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANS ARE NOW FINALIZED, AND THE INVITATIONS
HAVE BEEN MAILED TO YOU, BUT YOU CAN ALSO SIGN UP RIGHT HERE.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN THIS WEB PAGE:
THEN PRINT OUT AND COMPLETE THE RESERVATION FORM
AND POP IT ... AND THE CHECK ... IN THE MAIL TO US. IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE.
AND, AT THE RIDICULOUSLY LOW FEE OF $25.00 PER PERSON, HOW COULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER MISSING THIS GALA EVENT?
(HECK!! I'D GIVE IT AWAY, BUT COOKIE WON'T LET ME!!)
Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by Aug. 1.
at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality
Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all
CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
"Dinner" Planning Meetings for
The Class of 1962!
They would love to have as many of their classmates as possible to participate in the future as they plan the details of their upcoming 45-Year Reunion!! Please plan to join them at their next meeting.
If you did not receive an announcement, they do not have your address.
Please email Pat Floyd Pride at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Brenda Amos Williams at email@example.com
for directions, and so that you can stay in touch.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 05/10/06:
From One of my
Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 08/21/06 - "Dear Carol, Too Cute to keep to myself, Getting along in life"(#7 in a series of 24):
The first picture has been around many times before, but ... enjoy the 23 other pictures. Some of the pictures may have been staged or touched up digitally, but they are still interesting to see.
Your Friend, Herbie
Ohhh - that's just adorable!
Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!
From Judy Horton Lindstrom ('63) of FL - 08/27/06 - "YOU ARE GONNA LOVE THIS"
(#7 in a series of 10):
|I thought you
might love these.
What a hoot!!!
|Wanna be Harley chicks ?|
Y'all take care of each other!
TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Silver Threads Among the Gold
Words by Eben E. Rexford (1848-1916);
Music by Hart Pease Danks (1834-1903), 1873
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away;
But, my darling, you will be, will be,
Always young and fair to me,
Yes, my darling, you will be,
Always young and fair to me.
When your hair is silver white,
And your cheeks no longer bright,
With the roses of the May;
I will kiss your lips and say-
Oh! my darling, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown,
Yes, my darling, mine alone,
You have never older grown.
Love can never more grow old,
Locks may lose their brown and gold,
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow,
But the hearts that love will know
Never, never, winter's frost and chill:
Summer warmth is in them still-
Never winter's frost and chill,
Summer warmth is in them still.
Love is always young and fair,-
What to us is silver hair,
Faded cheeks or steps grown slow,
To the heart that beats below?
Since I kissed you, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown-
Since I kissed you, mine alone,
You have never older grown.
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away.
"Silver Threads Among the Gold" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://ingeb.org/songs/darlingi.html - 09/09/06
Grandparents' Day Graphics courtesy of http://www.free-graphics.com/clipart/Holidays/Other/Grandparents_Day.shtml - 09/09/06
Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars15.html - 09/09/06
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
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