09/17/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Just a Girl

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today is Constitution Day - remember?  I knew you would - September 17, 1787!





Page Hit # 38,000 was made on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 8:25 AM by someone from Londonderry,
NH using lndnnh.adelphia.net who ran a Yahoo search for "NNHS65.00FREEHOST.COM".   How specific is
that?!? (But I still don't know who it was....)


From Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA - 09/16/05 - "Pal Drinks....":

Hi, Carol-
Your new grandbabies are BEAUTIFUL!!!   And I like the newest one's name - James:)  As a fellow
meemaw, I can appreciate how much you want to hold and kiss that little guy.  Congratulations
to you and your family.
I also want to tell you that orange Pal drinks were my favorite drink when I was a kid.  I can remember
barbeques in my grandparents backyard on Hilton Blvd., and a large galvanized tub full of ice with those
wonderful bottled Pal drinks.  Boy, I'd love to have one now.  Today's orange and grape sodas just don't
compare to the Pal, do they?
Have a nice weekend, and thanks for bringing back some good memories for me.
Melody Clendenin DeBerry

   Thank you, Melody!  Those little baby boys are a joy!

   We have a winner!!!  Thank you so much for your Pal drink story!



http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/pal.html - brand new page!

   I could bring your prize to the Reunion in October, Melody!  Y'all are going to be there, aren't you!  I can hardly
wait to see you again!

   (By the way, Sweetie-Pies, there are still at least two more prizes in this category.)

   Thanks again, Melody - and you're certainly welcome for the good memories!


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 Pam Givens of Northern VA - 09/16/05:

Hi, Carol:

Todd has asked me to check his email for him while he is vacationing in Long Beach Mississippi.  I just had
to respond to the note below that I cut and pasted from the current issue of your newsletter.  I am sure that
if Todd (Givens - '65) were here he might have a comment re slurs against NORTHERN VIRGINIA.  There
are a lot of good, classy people who live here and we feel we are consistently misunderstood
by the rest of the state
By the way, where does Virginia stop and Northern Virginia begin?

I extend greeting to all of you from Todd.  I was able to talk with him last night.  We may not be able
to attend the reunion.  His initial thoughts were to stay in Long Beach for 4-6 weeks.  It could be longer. 
They have partial power now where he is but he is still not drinking the water.  It is very hot and humid. 
Keep him in your prayers.

Blessings, Pam Givens

Now that you are considering returning to the Commonwealth of Virginia, are you returning to VA or Northern VA (AKA as the 51st State)?

Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

    "Northern Virginia"?!?  Honey, bite your tongue!  When I say I want to move back
to Virginia, I mean I want to move back to VIRGINIA!!!


   Thank you for the update, Pam.

   Allow me to clarify.  I've no idea how "Southern Virginians" tend to treat "Northern Virginians" these days, but
speaking personally, I certainly didn't mean that in a derogatory way.  Northern Virginia is a center of cultural
advancement and energy and excitement.  It's just too much excitement for someone whose whole persona can
be defined by the titles, "Wienius Maximus", "Biggus Wimpus", and "Super Wuss".  If it's true that "Old Age Is
Not for Sissies
", then I think it's much more true that Northern Virginia (and New York City and Los Angeles and
any great metropolitan area) is not for mega-chickens such as I am.

   I think there are many states - possibly all of them - which are so diverse in their populations and character that
it is difficult to believe they are the same country, much less state.  Utah is a good example.  Anything south
of Salt Lake City is considered "Southern Utah" - although 3/4 of the state lies south of SLC.  For another instance,
there is "Chicagoland" and the rest of Illinois.  Its borders are far easier to define than those imaginary lines
separating Northern Virginia from the other parts of the state.  Cousin Henry (Hoyle - '65) and I have had this
conversation before in this Newsletter.  I think the southern border is Fredericksburg, but I've no idea where the
western border falls.  I can only feel it as I travel there and my heart rate and blood pressure increase to a
dangerous level.   Perhaps it is due to the 30 plus years I spent in rural and semi-rural sections of the Midwest.  I
stayed in Fairfax for six weeks in 2001-2.  Two of my four mini-strokes occurred there during that brief time,
because I just wasn't able to endure.

   I meant that remark to Joe more as a salute than a slur, Pam.  I am in awe of all you brave souls who live there,
and a bit envious of all your opportunities.  I'm simply too much of a Sissy-Britches.

   And even if I did have superiority feelings over Northern Virginia - which is unthinkably ludicrous - I certainly
wouldn't air them online in the midst of so many loyal subscribers who call that beautiful and historic area their home.


   Send Todd our love and continued prayers.  That's some "vacation" for him!

From Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario - 09/16/05:

It is wonderful that I can spend some time with you and the website again.  My brother Tom Flax ('64 -
of VA)
sent this to me this week and all I can say is - thank you thank you thank you thank you -
You light up our lives with your wonderful devotion, sense of humor and general ability to tie us together. 
I do hope you have some idea how much what you do means to us all.  I really wish we had someone in the
Class of '58 to let us know where everyone is.  Maybe that will happen soon also.
Anyway, although I have never met you, please accept my grateful appreciation.  Sometimes the newsletters
bring a tear in my eye; however, most of the time just big smiles at the wonderful memories the newsletters,
pictures, etc., evoke through the generosity of your time. 
Take care!  : )

   Were you one of those who "fell" off my mailing list, Helen?!?  Oh, YOWZERONI, you were! 

   I am soooo sorry!  I've added you back onto both of them.  Let's hope we have no more such nonsense!  If you've
time to try to play "catch up", the Newsletters are all here for you:


   I only seem to have contact with about 15 of y'all from the Great Class of 1958, but Joe Drewry of VA does a
fine job of maintaining regular communications with you all.  If you've not heard from him lately, drop him a line

   Helen, thank you so much for your kind words!  They came as a balm to my heart! 

   And thank you, Tommy, for reconnecting us!

From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/16/05 - :Hi from Jeanb"

Hi Carol,

Inspired by our class of '64 reunion in October,  I planned a reunion with five of my former college friends
(I attended Madison College for several years until "California Dreamin' "got the best of me...)  We are meeting
in Williamsburg in October.  I have not seen two of the "girls" since l968!  We are scattered all over...One is in NN,
one is in York Co., one in Maryland, and one in Roanoke, one in New Orleans (probably won't be able to make it...)
and me, the only defector to Yankee-land!  We are all so excited about this...Just want you to know, dear one, YOU

Love you, Jean (Poole) Burton '64

   How SUPER-DUPER for you, Jean!  We are excited for y'all as well!  And we're excited for ourselves too, because
this definitely means you'll be in Virginia and able to attend the NNHS Open Reunion sponsored by the Class of '65 -

   Ah, but I can't take the credit for this one, Lady!  That awesome 1964 Reunion Committee deserves those plaudits! 
But thanks, anyway!  GIGGLES!!!

From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 09/16/05 - "Donor":

Please add Rick Harman to the list of donors for the reunion treasury.
Thanks, Carol.

Dave Arnold

   Certainly, Dave - thank you!  And thank you, Rick!



From Joe Madagan ('57) pf FL - 09/16/05:

Hi, Carol:

You might wish to check with the Road Runner Technician again with respect to the failure of your Road
Runner Email Account, and ask that person to check and see if your account was "suspended" for suspected
SPAMMING. The Administrator puts a hold on all your emails incoming and outgoing until they are satisfied
you are not a spammer. The suspension is activated by their Home Office Administrator, not the local office.
If so, they life the suspension and restore your account.
Last evening I encountered a dreadful experience with MSN. My account was suspended. I had sent out an
email to the classmates of the Class of 1957 at NNHS to let them know of the passing of Thelma Spade
. Of course, Thelma had been our "Class Communicator" up until the very end of her life. It seemed
appropriate to notify our classmates that use email of her passing in case they were able to attend the funeral

Well, I sure paid a big price. For every email I sent out to my class, I received a notice from MSN. They shut
down my account, so I could not even send them a reply.

I tried using my U.S. Army email account, to send them an explanation, but that message was bounced as
"Undeliverable". Well you can imagine the frustration. So, if I might borrow a famous line from our former
President William Jefferson Clinton, "I Feel Your Pain."

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   YOWZERONI, Joe!  How horrible!!!  I'm so sorry you had that problem!  I hope it is speedily resolved!

   I think my own problems could be solved with a phone call or two - but I can't seem to fit that into my schedule. 
I'll keep trying....

   Chandler (Nelms - Hampton HS - '63 - of MD), I'm going to save your collections of goodies you sent us until
Monday's regular edition.  I wouldn't want anyone to miss it!  Keep the faith - and thanks again!

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Just a Girl

- Gwen Stefani and Tony Dumont, 1995

(No Doubt)

Take this pink ribbon off my eyes
I'm exposed
And it's no big surprise
Don't you think I know
Exactly where I stand
This world is forcing me
To hold your hand

'Cause I'm just a girl, little ol' me
Don't let me out of your sight
I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don't let me have any rights
Oh... I've had it up to here!

The moment that I step outside
So many reasons
For me to run and hide
I can't do the little things
I hold so dear
'Cause it's all those little things
That I fear

'Cause I'm just a girl,
I'd rather not be
'Cause they won't let me drive
Late at night
I'm just a girl,
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cause they all sit and stare
With their eyes
I'm just a girl,
Take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype
Oh... I've had it up to here!
Oh... am I making myself clear?

I'm just a girl
I'm just a girl in the world...
That's all that you'll let me be!

I'm just a girl, living in captivity
Your rule of thumb
Makes me worry some
I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to
Is making me numb
I'm just a girl, my apologies
What I've become is so burdensome
I'm just a girl, lucky me
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison

Oh... I've had it up to!
Oh... I've had it up to!
Oh... I've had it up to here.

"Just a Girl" midi courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/newbonham/27/index.html - 09/17/05

"Just a Girl" lyrics courtesy of http://www.nodoubt.com/lyrics/JustAGrl.html - 09/17/05

"Little Girl" Image courtesy of http://www.peevish.co.uk/gwyn/workpages/littlegirl.htm - 09/17/05

Scissors Cutting Pink Ribbon Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars9.html - 09/17/05

No Doubt's "Just a Girl" Divider Line Images courtesy of http://www.nodoubtweb.com/videography.htm - 09/17/05

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