09/29/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Easy to Love

"Love: The irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."

- Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme song is brought to you once again by my Magic Shower, which like me, seems to have a particular
fondness for Cole Porter tunes.


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!.








   The very naughty and equally gorgeous Chandler Nelms accused me of being "Chicken" because of my editing
of his message to me.  Actually, I thought I was being discreet, but as you all know of a surety by now, discretion
has never been one of my stronger points.

   Okay, Chandler Dear, I may be a "Weinius Maximus", but I'm not a chicken - not in this sense, anyway!  And so,
(WILD HYSTERICAL GIGGLES!!!), here is his original message, and the remainder of my original reply:

From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) - 09/28/05:

Thanks. You’re so sweet that if you weren’t already married I’d be compelled to come to the reunion
just to meet you. Actually, I’d really love to go (Dave Arnold - '65 - of VA - even called me yesterday
to personally invite me), but I have SO many things going on this month that are taking out of work and
out of town weekdays as well as weekends that my dance card is full. But please save one for me the next
time. OK?

Chandler Nelms

   Chandler Darlin', I will most certainly save one for you next time - whenever that may be! Thanks, Sweetie - you
made my day - possibly my whole year - with that one! 
   Of course, now you've upped the ante.  You now owe me two dances and two hugs!  LA-LA-LA!!! 

   AND - I shall most definitely use that data on any future job resume!  TA-DAH!!!!

From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) - 09/28/05:

Oh, you are BAD. 


OK, but we can’t tell Jo Ann (Stewart - '64 - of TX). I don’t want her to think I’m two-timing her.  

Chandler Nelms

   Well, of course not, Darlin'.  I'm not going to tell her, are you?

   Jo Ann, don't read this stuff.

   There.  I fixed it.  Thanks, Sweetie!

From Debby Fink Golden ('65) of MA to Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 09/28/05:


Unfortunately I'm unable to make the reunion, but I want to congratulate you, Pam and the other committee
members for doing such a remarkable job!  I know the weekend will be a huge success - I'll look forward
to seeing photos on the website.  

Debby Fink Golden

   ARGHHHH!!!  No Febby Dink?!?  I'm crushed!!!




    Sigh.  Thanks, Dave - and Debby!  We will sorely miss you!

From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 09/28/05:

Carol dahling.......I know you are soooo busy with the newsletters, so I wanted to make sure you got this email
from me from last Thursday  Was it too, too overwhelming?   I tried sending it again yesterday, but maybe it had
wayyyy toooo many pictures attached???  If you let me know that you did not get the email, I will resend with just
a pic or two at a time. 
     No, ma'am, I didn't git nuffin'!  (English major, you know....)

     But I have been feeling overwhelmed much more than usual - and it obviously shows, even from hundreds
of miles away.....  I am the most transparent person I know.  This is but one more reason why I don't play poker.

I feel very special.......Dave Arnold ('65 - of VA) sent me a personal email inviting me to the reunion.  Oh, how I
wish I could go.......actually, I wanted to go to VA in October, but it doesn't look like it will happen.  I know you guys
are going to have so much fun.     
Thanks for all you do.
Gloria Woolard Price (HHS '65)

    OH, NOOOOO!!!  You can't come either?!?  But that's so sad!  Well, all right.  But I don't like it.




   And you are special, Gloria.  We appreciate all your many contributions to the web site and the Newsletters.
Thank you!

From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 09/22/05, but lost in space:

Carol, thank you for the birthday greeting and letting me know I'm not a step-child from Hampton.  :)  :)

I just can't seem to get enough of the "memories" that we are all sharing.  Thank you so much!  Last weekend
I was at my sister's in Tampa (Nat Woolard Cunningham, HHS '60), and I remembered she collected post
cards.  She found some really good ones.  We went on the appropriate sites in order not to duplicate.  I'm no
expert on this scanning/cropping thing, as you can see by the two-sided card of the Hampton Manor Motel
on Pembroke Avenue.  Nat bought the card at Eli's on Nov. 25, 1960.  We found two of the Mariners'
that I don't think are duplicates.
Tom Norris (HHS - '73), I most definitely remember Hobgood's Grocery in Buckroe.  The Hobgoods lived
next door to us on 48th Street, Copeland Park.  The children were Peggy, Patsy, Jack, and Maxine.  
Mr. Hobgood had his little store on Buckroe Avenue.  Sometime later, his son Jack owned the larger store
you're probably familiar with.  The original store is still there, but I can't recall what type of store it is.  I
remember the times Daddy took me there, and Mr. Hobgood would always give me candy......which, of course,
was my favorite type of food.  There was a man named Johnny who worked there, and he called me Go-Go.......
which now is what my great-nieces in Tampa call me. 
Gloria Woolard Price (HHS '65)

   Okay, Gloria - I don't know what happened, but nothing came through to me  Try them again in small
increments, and we'll see what we can do!  Thanks so much!

From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/28/05:

...Just reading about Crum's Bakery makes me drool for a "Cream Horn" or a spice cookie with icing!! 
Like I said, sugar, sugar, sugar!!!
Sarah "Sugah" 

   Now we know where you got your nickname, Sarah Sugah!  I think maybe you've been on the Atkins Diet
too long; I'm beginning to notice a definite theme running through your latest notes.....

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Miss Sarah!!!  See you soon!

   I added your comments - and those of Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - to the Crum's Bakery page:




   And speaking of Crum's, I asked Chandler where his daddy's medical office was in conjunction to it, and as
usual, I remembered it crookedly...

From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) - 09/28/05:

Hi Darlin’,

I believe Crum's was in the shopping center across the street from Dad……on the side of Kecoughtan
Road where the Donut Dinette was. Also, there was the Center Theater, and a hardware or variety store
…..I think. I remember Crum’s had the best chocolate éclairs and cream horns. Next to my dad’s and
Dr. Bunn’s office was the Southampton Drug Store. Next to that was an Italian restaurant. Of course
over the years, businesses came and went in those two little shopping centers that faced each other.


you drew me a MAP! 
Bless your sweet heart!!!


   Dr. Bunn!  I had forgotten all about Dr. Bunn!

   Thanks so much, Chandler!  With as much time as I spent in your daddy's office, I would have thought I would
have remembered that better than I obviously did.  I really appreciate your extra effort there! 

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/29/05:

Hi, Carol:

The Buster Brown Shoe jingles in their commercials were catchy. After reading the one in the Newsletter
it reminded me of another:

Bark! Bark! or (Arff Arff)
That's my dog Tige
He lives in a shoe,
I'm Buster Brown
Look for me in there too!

Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Adonis!  I found these images for those of us who are having such fun with this:

Buster and Tige Tige - His Story Buster and Tige Trading Card    
Poll Parrot Porcelain and Neon Advertising Sign Poll Parrot Shoes Poll Parrot Shoes Light Up Clock    

   Yeahhhh, we really need to make some more shoe store pages........

From Kay Knight Midkiff ('59) of VA - 09/29/05:

Hi! Carol,

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your Newsletter.  I loved reading
about Seven Oaks, what memories it brought back.  I grew up with some great friends
from that area who are still some of my closest friends today.

On another note Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58 - of TX) and her husband were in Buckroe recently
and had a small reunion for some old friends.  It was great! I had a chance to see people I
haven't seen in years.  As you always say "Typhoons forever." 

I wish your class all the best on your reunion.  

Stay close. luv Kay Knight Midkiff ('59) NN

   Thanks, Kay!  How wonderful - and how rare!  I added your remarks to the Seven Oaks page:



   AHHH - Ev's Annual Mini-Reunion!  I love hearing about that!  Whenever any of us are able to reconnect,
it gives me such a warm feeling!  I hope y'all will be able to share some pictures of that with us!

   Oh, Kay - why don't you join us in October?!?  You're right there in town, and you won't even have to travel! 
We'd so love to see you!

From Gus Harrell ('51) of VA - 09/28/05 - "Mr. Mac":

George James McIntosh would be a nice addition to the Famous Sailor site. His service record
is described in his obituary in newsletter dated 05/09/05. The newsletter also has some
pictures of him though not in uniform.
I have lived in Newport News & Hampton for the last 54 years and I am familiar with some of the
people & most of the places discussed on this web site. I enjoy my visits here.
Fred "Gus" Harrell (Suffolk 51) Va

   Oh, my goodness, yes!  What was I thinking?!? 

   Oh, yes, I remember.  That was two days after my beloved brother-in-law died, and three days later my computer
was hit by a worm and lost its motherboard....

   This is one of the very many things which was tabled during that three-month down period.  Thank you so much
for bringing it to my attention once again!

   There he is now - right between John McCain and my friend, Luke Merano:


From Me ('65) of NC - 09/29/05:

   With the great flurry of activity lately, I'm surprised that no one has entered the "Pick a Newsletter Theme Song"
Contest.  I rather thought I'd be bombarded by favorite songs that were not included on Dave Spriggs' Reunion
or have been used on the bonus Newsletters up to this point.  What an opportunity!  Just pick the song; we'll
do the rest!

   I usually have them chosen weeks in advance, and I don't even really have anything in mind for Saturday, so you
might want to send one today....

   OH - This coming Wednesday is Rosh Hashanah.  If some kind soul would care to save me hours of research
and tell me what the most appropriate song is for that day, I'd be ever so grateful - thanks!

   Or I could just start here and keep reading and reading and reading:


   But then I'd still have to actually think, and you know how poorly that always goes..........

From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 09/29/05:

No additional reservations received this week.  In the next newsletter
please give everyone another "push" to get going.

   WHAT?!?  Are you kidding me?!?  Sigh......

   Sweetie-Pies, it's going to be wonderful, but if you're not there, it won't be as wonderful for either one of us! 
Now why would you willingly choose to deny yourself a great and glorious time?!?

   "That just don't make no sense, Everett."

   "See the man": http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2005-65.html

   Thank you, Dave, for that shocking update.....




          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/chamberlin.html - new image of key

    Can you believe it?  I invited company for dinner again tonight.  I wonder what on earth I'll prepare..... or why I
keep doing these strange things.........

    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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 Easy to Love

- Cole Porter

From the Broadway show, "Anything Goes"

I know too well that I'm just wasting precious time
In thinking such a thing could be
That you could ever care for me
I'm sure you hate to hear
That I adore you, dear
But grant me
Just the same
I'm not entirely to blame
For love

You'd be so easy to love
So easy to idolize
All others above
So worth the yearning for
So swell to keep every home fire burning for

We'd be so grand at the game
So carefree together
That it does seem a shame
That you can't see
Your future with me
'Cause you'd be oh, so easy to love

 "Easy to Love" midi courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~ZoerMark/Newones.html - 09/22/05

 "Easy to Love" lyrics courtesy of http://lyrics.rare-lyrics.com/B/Billie-Holiday/Easy-To-Love.html - 09/25/05

"Love You" Image courtesy of http://www.people-relationship-dating.com/cute-love-quote.html - 09/25/05

Pink and Red Hearts Divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 08/20/05

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

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05

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