09/21/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Surf City

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This Is IT - the promised issue with Surfer Images - YEA!


The 54-Year Reunion of the Class of 1951
 will be held on on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at Kiln Creek
 - a Sunday lunch brunch from Noon to 2:00 PM.
The cost is $21 per person or $42 per couple. 

Contact Robert Allen at RBADDS@cox.net
or Nancy Fogle Moore, 76 Columbia Drive,
Newport News, VA 23608





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 -  and a few others!.








From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 09/12/005 and 09/13/05 - "Let's Go Surfin' Now":

Wish I had known your song would be "Surfin Safari". Here's a noble surfer dude with his stick,
a nine-eight Dewey Weber, at Coquina Beach, August, 1972.
Never mind there ain't no surf in the background.  Ya always gotta be ready for that great big set
formin' up over the horizon..
Bill Black
August 1972
Coquina Beach, FL

Photo-shop out that white tear on the print.  Otherwise, people will think I used white-out
on my monitor.


   Hmmmm.  I SEE it, but.....  Grrrrrrrrrr............ 

From Me ('65) of NC to My # 5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS - '97, Hillsboro, IL) of IL - 09/20/05:

..... I've had this for a week, and now it's time to put it in tomorrow's Newsletter, and I can't even reach it.  I don't
get along with those .png files very well.  I can't seem to convert it or even open it with PhotoShop - much less
worry about that big ol' white spot.  Can you reach it, please?.....

From My # 5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS - '97, Hillsboro, IL) of IL - 09/20/05:

Here ya go.  You can crop it how you want, but I fixed the white blotch.

August 1972
Coquina Beach, FL

   YES!!!  Thanks, Nathaniel!  You saved me again!

   Now where were we, Bill??  AH, yes - "ya always gotta be ready"!

   Oh, I agree!  WOW - 1972!  Such fun you're having!!!  And you have long hair!!  Ah, the seventies.....Thanks
for sending this, Bill!!!

   Mmmm - beach..... ocean......  reminds me of Virginia...................

From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) - of MD - 09/15/05:


Here is my contribution to your upcoming Surfing newsletters. The Daily Press newsprint (Circa ’60)
that these were copied from is SO old that it’s almost turned to parchment. I photo’ed the picture and
the text separately in order to try and get the best definition I could and maybe make it easier to paste
into your newsletter, but I don’t know if they are usable or not.  

Chandler Nelms

About 1960      
   OH, MY GLORY!!!  Now I remember why I nearly passed out in your daddy's office that
day you walked in!

   Thanks again, Chandler!  We're really having fun with your contributions, and I certainly appreciate them!

From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) - of MD - 09/15/05:


Glad you liked the short surf trunks. Hope you can use the picture/text.

 Chandler Nelms

   Oh, you're most welcome, Sir!  No problem whatsoever!  GIGGLES!!! 

From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/20/05:

3.2 Beer .... Hobgood's Market, Old Buckroe Road, March 1971 (yes ... do the math ...
I was only 16 :-)).

Sooooo ... it is official that those of the red and white persuasion are invited to the
'65 Reunion???? May just have a pair of Crabbers then .... one from 67 and one from 73.

Got some bussie stuff to send in a bit once I get a free minute ...  and some info on the
WGH fan club, circa 1958-59, will be coming this weekend.

Later ...

da babe

Hey, Tommee!  And Chandler (Nelms - Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) has his first answer - from one Crabber
to another!

   And yes, it's Most Officially Official!  I rather thought that would get your attention!  See you there - you owe
me a dance!

   We'll be watching for your new old stuff.  Thanks, Babe!  

   Speaking of which......

From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO - currently deployed in Bagram, Afghanistan - 09/20/05:

Carol...for you...



   AHHHHH - Weird Al and the E-Bay Song!!!  How delightful!  "I found it on eBay!"  And I probably did, too!  I
bought postcards, and brochures, and old newspapers, and cookbooks, and crochet books, and yarn, and
sweaters, and a white quilted bedspread, and a stunningly beautiful white lace shower curtain, and an old phone
to the one of my dreams to match my Jadite collection in my kitchen, and a big batch of 50-year old B & W
photographs of Scotland, and an antique rhinestone brooch from England, and bunches of vintage clip-back
earrings, and scrapbooking supplies, and lace - lots and lots of antique crocheted lace!  YES!!! 


   And it was such fun, too!  GIGGLES!

   Thanks so much, Paul!

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/20/05:

Hi, Carol:

My initial reading of the message from Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA
 regarding the obit in the Daily
sent my head spinning, until I read the actual obituary. Harry Covert ('57) of VA has a son, CWO4
Harry Covert, Jr. United States Army (Retired)
who is currently serving in Iraq in the capacity of a
Department of Defense Civilian Employee. He wears the Desert Uniform, and works in danger, so you can
imagine the message sent a charge through my system.

I can confirm that the obituary in the Daily Press that was reproduced in the Newsletter is not the same as
the son of our 1957 Classmate of NNHS.

He probably belongs on the Famous Soldier page, since he is retired from the military and now serving
in a combat zone as a civilian because of his critical skills so badly needed by our armed forces in Iraq. He
is far more handsome that his father. It was my pleasure to meet Harry Covert, Jr. when he was head
of security at the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company facility in Baltimore, Maryland. I worked
there as a Surety Claim Consultant, and upon arrival went to secure a pass to allow me access to the
building. I could not believe my eyes when I saw him, for he sure looks like his handsome father, but
with some features from his mother which make him even more handsome than his old writer father. Did
I say OLD??? Harry and I are the same age!!! After all this abuse, Harry will probably refuse to furnish us a
photo of Warrant Officer Covert, USA.

However, you can use your southern charm to wrangle a photo or two if you take my recommendation.
With the recent additions to the Famous Marine page it is essential that the Famous Soldier page get a
balanced review.

Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Joe, Joe, Joe.  Have I ever mentioned to you that I don't know Harry Covert?!?  And that he is not really on our
mailing list?!?  And that he wouldn't know my so-called Southern Charm from a bumble-bee?!?

   You guys, I'm telling you.  Gary Fitzgerald ('61 - of VA) sends me federal judges to add to the rolls, and you
send me 1200 or so other important people and tell me to not be intimidated.   One of these days you're going
to force me into growing up yet.

   Okay, I'll try to pretend I'm not trembling in my boots, and pass this along to Harry.


   Harry, Major Madagan has recommended your son for inclusion on our Famous Soldiers pages:





   He definitely meets the criteria, and there's a place for him right between Julia Child and Joe DiMaggio.  We
would be honored to place his name there alongside of the others who have served our nation so well.  We look
forward to hearing from you with his biographical date and an image or so of him in uniform.  Thank you so much!

From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 09/20/05 - "Degree":

Thanks, Carol, for posting the Daily Press announcement for Chera...  I could not read it though... 
heee...  here is a better one...
I know...  I am a mama for sure.  Finally figured how to make it bigger and separate it...

Peace & Blessing,

Husband and Wife
Receive Advanced Degrees

 Dr. Chera Howard Hope graduated with a doctorate of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine in August 2005, and a manual therapy certification in 2004. A graduate of Bruton High School class of 1988, she earned a B.S. degree in biology from Christopher Newport University in 1992 and a M.S. degree in physical therapy from Old Dominion University in 1995. In 1990 Chera was named in the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.” She is the daughter of John and Cheryl Howard of Yorktown, and granddaughter of Roselle Harvey Mays and the late Fred W. Mays of Newport News, and the late Mr. & Mrs. John Howard Sr. of Newport News.

 Major Adrian D. Hope graduated with an M.A. degree in national security affairs in June 2005 and an associate’s degree in Spanish in 2004. He is the son of Ron Hope of Tulsa, Okla. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1993 with a B.S. degree in business management and was given the honor of the Distinguished  Military Graduate in ROTC. He was named in the “Who’s Who Among Students inAmerican Colleges and Universities.” Adrian served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2003. The couple are presently stationed in Monterey, Calif., and will move to El Salvador for one year in October 2005.

September 2005      

   Thanks, Cheryl - that's why mamas are here! 

   But, uh, I often don't get along with .doc files all that well either.

    Hmmm, perhaps I should take a class in inter-personal relations.  Naaaaahh.....

   So I took the original back into PhotoShop, doubled it's original size, and did not compress it.  But unless you're
holding your mouth just so, you'd never know all that.  On my computer at least, there was no discernable change.....

   Sooooo we moved back to your Plan B.

   I reposted all this on the News link:



   And congratulations once again to all of you!

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/20/05 - "Peninsula Boys Club":

Hi, Carol:

Mickey Marcella ('54 - of VA) took a print out of the photo of the basketball team coached by Herbie
at the Boys Club to the Peninsula Sports Club to see if some of the old timers (and no
doubt a few Bankwalkers) might be able to identify the few players that Mickey was not able to name

His wife, Carol (Moell Marcella - '56), sent me the message below. We seemed to have stirred some
interest in this "contest" but I am not sure about the rules. Since you are the Webmistress (not the Black
Widow type) the rules are in your bailiwick. Seriously, I am glad to see the interest shown by the more 
senior TYPHOON in the web site.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Well, that will be most excellent, Adonis!  And the rules are always the same - the first come with the answers
are first to win.  There may be as many as three winners per contest, depending on the situation.

   But his one is still your puppy, so you still have to supply the prize!  HA-HA-HA-HA! 

   What was it that Marine said last year about "Webmistress" sounding kinda kinky?!?  (I shoulda biffed him a
good one....)
 Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA originally gave me that title (Hi, Chippy!  I see you lurking out
there!  GIGGLES!!!  See you in October!)
.  I liked it so I kept it!

From Carol Moell Marcella ('56) of VA to Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/20/05:

Mickey printed out the picture you recently sent and asked that he identify the boys.  He told you
who he recognized and I printed the pic on my computer for him to take to his weekly breakfast
where many of the old boys meet.  My printer printed it too dark and the guys couldn't see them
clearly.  If you want to send me a photostat of the pic you sent to him, he can probably get you
some more names...... 

Regards, Carol

   Thanks, Carol - and Mickey - and Joe!

From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO - currently deployed in Bagram, Afghanistan - 09/21/05:


Another great Newsletter!!  I have CC: my sister Paulette on this e-mail and would hope that she
checks out your website.  She now lives in Arizona.

Our address here is:

Attn:  Paul Dobie
APO AE  09354

I have included some photos…one depicts a sandstorm coming in over our housing construction
area; another photo is an awesome view of our facility during an earlier construction period so I
hope you enjoy it,  There
is one picture of the local village and then there is the one of LTC Vickie
Flack with whom I work with discussing construction work with the Korean Engineers that are here
helping us…we have a busy day ahead but I wanted to share something with you…my thoughts and
prayers are with all those that have been impacted by Hurricane Katrina and we can only hope that
Rita spares our coastline…I know my old Corps of Engineers team is helping in the recovery along
with others as you have been sharing with us...

Take care and more to follow…



   These images are just incredible, Paul!  Thanks so much for sending them to us!!!  We really appreciate
your taking time out of your day to share them with us.

   We hope to hear from Paulette soon.

   Y'all keep those packages flowing overseas!

From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 09/21/05:

Okay Carol & Joe Madagan ('57 of FL) -- don't leave us hanging. What WAS the nickname given
to the Key Westerners because of their attempts to become the 51st state???

   GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Ronnie!

    Well, I don't know!  Joe, ARE you going to share that tidbit with the class, please?!?

From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 09/21/05 - "Drooling":

CBD ("Carol Buckwheat Dawlin'"),
First, please allow me to congratulate you on having absolutely NO SHAME, regarding those YOU find to be
"good looking", and being PROUD of it!! I don't know about Rip (Collins - '65 - of TN), who does?, but I've
been afraid to respond lest I slip, fall and drown in all that " DROOLING"! I was going to wait just to see how
deep it would get, but of course you have challenged me and what's-his-name (Russell Eugene) on the issue,
thereby forcing a reply.
No, my dear, I'm happy for ya! You just keep doing as you've been doing and soon the men in the white coats
will come and take you away. Then, you can ask Rip what he thinks! He'll be where they're going to take you!!
In a hurry, more insults to come later (of course you know I'm "funnin' ya"), but please do as Dave Arnold ('65
- of VA)
suggested <put on the bibs>!!

 AHHHH, THAT'S better, Wayne Honey!!!  I was just checking to make sure you were still there.

Now I can give my poor salivary glands a break and rest for a season!    Thanks for checking back!

   Oh, someone just signed the Guest Book.  Let's see who it was!


   GASP!!!  It was the gloriously beautiful Bill Prillaman ('60) of VA!!!

    Well, scratch that, Wayne Honey.  Sorry, but this obviously wasn't my fault. I'm just sitting
here behind my keyboard, just trying to do my job.  I can't help it if all these gorgeous
creatures keep appearing! 

   Oh --- thanks, Bill!  

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/20/05 - "Lest We Forget...Famous Marine":

Hi, Carol:

Thanks for adding Edgar Harrell to the Famous Marine page on the Web Site. For those who may not have
visited the web site for this famous Marine, here is a summary of his recently released book, "Out Of The Depths":

Where can I go from Thy Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Thy presence?
If I ascend to heaven, Thou art there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, Thou art there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
Even there Thy hand will lead me,
And Thy right hand will lay hold of me.
Psalm 139:7-10


Dedicated to my shipmates, the crew of the USS Indianapolis.
—Ed Harrell, USMC

On July 16, 1945, the USS Indianapolis departed from San Francisco for the American B-29 base on Tinian
island with a top-secret cargo that would ultimately put an end to World War II—components for the first
operational atomic bombs. After a record run, covering 5,300 miles in only ten days, the Indianapolis
successfully delivered her cargo on July 26, 1945, and was ordered to set a course from Guam to the Leyte
Gulf in the Philippines to prepare for the invasion of Japan. Traveling unescorted, at fourteen minutes past
midnight on July 30, 1945, she was hit by two Japanese torpedoes midway between Guam and Leyte,
sending her to a watery grave in twelve minutes. Of the 1,196 men aboard, about 900 sailors and Marines
entered the water. Due to a series of Navy debacles, no one knew of their plight. Five horrifying days later,
317 men who had survived the terror of shark attacks, hypothermia, severe dehydration and salt-water
hallucinations, were accidentally spotted and rescued.

 Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   There's a sobering thought for us all.  Thank you, Joe!

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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Surf City

(Jan and Dean, 1963)

Two girls for every boy

I bought a '30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody
(Surf City, here we come)
You know it's not very cherry, it's an oldie but a goody
(Surf City, here we come)
Well, it ain't got a back seat or a rear window
But it still gets me where I wanna go

And we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun
Ya, we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every boy

You see they never roll the streets up 'cause there's always somethin' goin'
(Surf City, here we come)
You know they're either out surfin' or they got a party growin'
(Surf City, here we come)
Well, with two swingin' honeys for every guy
And all you gotta do is just wink your eye

Ya, we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun
Ya, we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
Ya, we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every boy

And if my woody breaks down on me somewhere on the surf route
(Surf City, here we come)
I'll strap my board to my back and hitch a ride in my wetsuit
(Surf City, here we come)
And when I get to Surf City I'll be shootin' the curl
And checkin' out the parties for a surfer girl

And we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun
Ya, we're goin' to Surf City, 'cause it's two to one
Ya, we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every
Two girls for every boy

"Surf City" midi courtesy of http://midistudio.com/Guests/Robert_Dupler/ - 09/03/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Surf City" lyrics courtesy of http://www.webfitz.com/lyrics/Lyrics/1963/221963.html
   also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Jan and Dean's "Surf City" Record Album Image courtesy of http://www.hawaiiana-shop.com/hawaiiana_store/solditems5.html -  09/20/05

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

Animated Busy Computer clip art clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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