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10/20/05 - NNHS Newsletter Tomorrow

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  You know what tomorrow is, doncha?!?  That's right!  It's the first day of the Open Reunion sponsored
by the Great NNHS Class of 1965 in honor of their 40th Year!

   There is a 10% chance I'll send out another Newsletter before I leave home in the morning.  There is a 0%
chance that there will be another one until Monday, because I'M GOING TO THE REUNION!  YEA!!!!


A group portrait of members of the Great NNHS Class of 1965 will be taken at the reunion
on Saturday night, sometime around 9:00 - 9:30 PM.  This will be similar to the one taken
last year of the Great NNHS Class of 1964:

Similarly, you may pre-pay $22.00 plus $5.00 S & H, and fill out the necessary form Saturday night.

These are waaaay cool, and you'll want to be there, and you'll want to purchase one, trust me!



1.    Claudia Dellapenta Melgaard ('63) of VA - 10/19/05:

Dear Carol,

Yes, please do sign me up. It's fun reading the web site. How can I find Tina Wescott? I haven't heard from Pauline (Collins Shofner - '65 - of VA) yet. Tell Tina it's hers (the '65). If worse comes to worse, maybe my husband can drop it off Friday or Saturday night....

Will you be at reunion both nights?
Thanks a bunch.


P.S. I found Tina by phonebook. I will give her '65 and also '64 to bring to the reunion. The deed is
done - thanks for all your help! Don't dance toooo much!

   Welcome, Claudia!  I've added you to our hidden mailing lists and to our Alumni Page:

   Your name was already on our contact page, but I'll not publish your email addy without your permission:

   Send me your birthday, and we'll add it too:

   Keep after me when I get home, and I'll finally add our French 3-4 teacher, Mrs. Clark, to the faculty pages!

   And yes ma'am, my sister and I will both be attending all planned events for the Reunion this weekend!  Thanks, Claudia!  I'll try not to dance more than one dance at a time!  WILD GIGGLES!!!



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 -  plus a few others!




    From Anita Morgan Becker ('66) of VA - 10/19/05:

Please add my e-mail address for the class of 66



   Certainly!  Thanks, Anita!

   Y'all need to keep on me to insure the accuracy of these lists; I consistently forget to update them.  Once again, here are the rules;

   Everyone's name about whom we know the status from the class should be on the contact page for that class.  We currently have lists made for the Classes of 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1966.  (If you are from another class and feel we have enough data to support a list for your class, please contact me.)

   Email addies will only be published on these pages WITH PERMISSION.

   If you fall into another category (or even if you'd like to double-post it), we will also publish email addies by your request on the Alumni List.

    Please check them out and make sure you are listed according to the desires of your heart.  Thanks!

   From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 10/19/05:

Thank you for "It's My Party". Brought back the memory of my first (and only) cruise in '02.  They had a sort of "talent show" consisting of some of the passengers.  I volunteered for this song, wore a poodle skirt, and lip-synched part of it.  The younger women probably didn't volunteer because they didn't know the words.  But, hey, it's from my era, so I knew them all.  My sister was one of the backup singers.  What a hoot!

   Oh, goody!  Your senior portrait!  Thanks, Gloria! 

   I'm glad the song evoked double-good memories for you!

Carol, as a   Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) fan, you'll LOVE this picture!



Thanks for this awesome shot of Chandler!

I don't think it's legal for anybody
to look quite that good! 

1963 Krabba    
Best Dressed -
Paulette Jackson and Chandler Nelms
 Gloria Woolard Price
Well, the time is near for your reunion.  I really wish I could be's the one weekend a year when I do volunteer work at our annual Mullet Festival.  Yes, that's right.....Mullet, a bottom-feeding fish that locals seem to enjoy, while I will never, ever eat it.  Can't imagine the famous hair-do being named after a fish, but then again.......??  I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for including this Crabber.  Can't wait to see the pictures! 
Y'all have fun now, ya heah??

   The Annual Mullet Festival?!?  The mind boggles.......  Well, have fun, Gloria!  We'll miss you!  Thanks!


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/19/05:

   Y'all go check out the WorldFest webpage:  They're preparing for The 39th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.  If this is not sounding familiar to you, WorldFest is run by    Hunter Todd ('57) of TX.  Prepare to be wildly impressed anew!

   Go, Hunter!


  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 10/19/05:

Carol -- probably not for the newsletter? -- did you know Mr. Garland Reedy at Trinity Methodist? He owned a watch repair shop near the church (25th St, I think), and was in a wheelchair.
I heard from Dad today that Mr. Reedy died on Oct 11, he thinks.
He had 2 adopted sons -- Herbert and Herman Moore. I don't think they went to NNHS -- I think they went to Hampton.
Check the obit -- I don't have a subscription to it. It may say where they went to school.
  Garland Elroy Reedy

NEWPORT NEWS - Garland Elroy Reedy, 87, a native of Ashe County, N.C. and a Peninsula resident since 1943, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005. Mr. Reedy was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board and was a long time secretary of the Sunday School. He was a member of Bremond Masonic Lodge #241 AF&AM, the Wm. J. Mahon Lodge #303, AF&AM, the Order of the Eastern Star, Emera Chapter #31, and the Newport News Scottish Rite Bodies. He was also a member of the Exchange Club of Wythe, and the Peninsula Watchmakers and Jewelers Guild. Mr. Reedy was a watch and jewelry repairman and had owned and operated his own shop in downtown Newport News and later in Hampton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice M. Reedy whom he married in 1949, and is survived by two sons, Herman F. Moore and Herbert L. Moore; and a brother James Weldon Reedy. A Masonic Service will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Peninsula Funeral Home after which the family will receive friends until 8:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Published in the Daily Press on 10/12/2005.
Guest Book


Enjoy the Reunion!!

   Oh, noooo!  I didn't realize Mr. Reedy was still living; I knew that Alice (8 Apr 1918 - 2 Apr 1996) was no longer living.   The boys were her sons by a previous marriage. 

   I'm sorry, Sweetie; if you don't mind, I obviously am printing this - for a couple of reasons.  I can't remember where Herman went to school; he may well have gone to Hampton, as I did not know him. 

    But Herbie Moore was a member of the Class of 1962 and went to NNHS    for at least his junior and senior years.  His portrait is not listed with the juniors, but he signed my '61 Anchor, "Good Luck and Best Wishes to my sweetheart."  

I knew he was just teasing me, but it still gave a lowly mouse a big thrill. 

Herbie Moore  
1962 Anchor, p. 145  
   I've been meaning for some time to add Mr. Reedy's shop to Our Old Stomping Grounds.  He did some watch repair for us a couple of times.  He walked with a cane back in the 50's and 60's; I believe he was a polio survivor.  He served as Treasurer at Trinity back then, which as a little girl I thought was enormously impressive.

   Alice Reedy worked with the children in the Junior Department at Trinity; I was one of those children. It was she who chose "Bless This House" to be the theme song for the children, which is why I attached it to Trinity's page.  I'm sure that song is forever emblazoned on the hearts of those who sang it each Sunday.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Reedy were fine, sweet, gentle people - and they both had startlingly beautiful eyes.

   It usually takes a big kick for me to move on something.  This is no exception.  Here's the new page:

   Thanks so much for telling me, Ron!  I really appreciate it, sad news though it is.

   And oh, you don't need a subscription to check the obituaries in the Daily Press.  Just go to, and click on the Obituaries link.  Since their recent page redesign it's a bit harder to spot, but it's near the top of the page.


  From Terry Seay ('67) of VA - 10/19/05:

Sorry I have not written in a while. I was catching up on your newsletters (I never delete them before reading them) and wanted to offer Tom Flax ('64 - of VA) an answer as to who was catching all of Jimmy Hogan's ('67) passes... I recall Jimmy would throw it as far as he could and David Cutler ('67 - of VA) would run past everybody to haul it in. You knew it was coming but you just couldn't stop it! That was such a sight to see. Tom also mentioned the Marching Band and I remember almost daily sitting in the stands before school watching them practice... "GIANT".... still gives me goose bumps.
Thanks for all you do to do this for us!

   Ah, Terry!  We've missed you!  Thanks for that answer for Tommy!  And thanks for reminding me of the people in the stands who would watch us practice in the morning.  It's strange how I could have forgotten such a thing....  And yes, I can still play "Fanfare and Giant" on my flute!

   Thank you for your kind words, too.  Doing what I do is my rare privilege!


  From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 10/19/05:

Miz Carol,

WOW!!! You've really captured the...ummm...err...ahhh...SPIRit of the Light at West Point! What a great page! I wondered how you would set it up. This oughta bring out more stories-surely there are others - from the many who visited this 'phenomenon of the dark.' Hmmmmm... That might even make for an interesting reunion field trip...or not...crazier things have happened. Could you see a tour bus driving up to that area at night in 2005? Maybe not...most everyone has certainly grown up by now...Oh, well, it's a thought...sorta. Thanks for making that enlightening page, and shedding a little light on the legend. Maybe we shouldn't let our kids read about it's location, though...On the other hand, they'll probably find out about it the same way we did.

   YOWZERS!  What an idea!!  GIGGLES!  Thanks, Jimmy!

Best wishes for a great and fun reunion!


   Thanks again.  We're going to muss you!  I'm going to miss you!


  From Van Rowell ('65) of NC - 10/20/05:


I finally got my money/check in the mail for the reunion.  Mattie and I look forward to seeing you and all our other NNHS friends this weekend.

Love you, VAN

   VAN!!!  There you are! You were making me nervous!  How could we have a reunion without you and Mattie?!?

   Love you too, Babe!  See you tomorrow!!!

   HEY!!!  There better be a lot of good surprises awaiting us tomorrow night, 'cause there are still some MISSING NAMES there!  For instance, Charlie and Cookie, where are you???   How are we "posta" have a reunion without your smiling faces?!?

   Y'all just all come - ALL of you! 


   Y'all take care of each other!  SEE YOU SOON!!!

                                   Love to all, Carol








(From the Broadway play, "Annie")

The sun'll come out
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There'll be sun!

Just thinkin' about
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
'Til there's none!

When I'm stuck a day
That's gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And Grin,
And Say,

The sun'll come out
So ya gotta hang on
'Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You're always
A day
A way!

"Tomorrow" midi courtesy of - 10/18/05

"Tomorrow" lyrics courtesy of - 0/19/05

Sun clip art courtesy of - 10/19/05

Rising Sun Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/11/05

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