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10/28/05 - NNHS Newsletter - We'll Meet Again

"In the time of your life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery
and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite variety and mystery of it."

- William Saroyan (1908 - 1981)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's song comes to you from    Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/29/05 - "My vote
for newsletter song...":

Hi Carol,

My vote is "We'll Meet Again"  (don't know where, don't know when, but I know well meet again some sunny day...keep smilin' through, just the way you always do, cause I know well meet again)...etc. 

   This seemed like a highly appropriate time for this lovely old song.  Thanks, Jean!


    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 10/26/05:

... Just leave it to the Marines to go hitting on the pretty girls (in the 10/26/05 Newsletter). Makes me proud to have been one.

Chandler Nelms

   OOOH, thank you, Chandler Darlin'!

   As you know, I've been enamored of Marines since I was two years old. 


  From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of TX - 10/26/05 - "you go girl":

Hi Carol

You dated    Dale Mueller ('64 - of VA)? - you go girl!!

Jo Ann Stewart

   Yes, ma'am - I did!    He probably doesn't even remember it - we were quite young - but I do, I surely do. 

   I'm working about as hard now as I ever intend to do, so I don't think I'll use that on a job resume, but how about as a tombstone inscription?

   "Here lies Carol.  While in her youth, she actually for a time dated Dale Mueller, Quarterback of the NNHS Football Team, Member of the Key Club, Member of the Honor Council, Treasurer of the K.D.T., who was later elected Best Looking in the Class of 1964."

   I dunno.  It's a bit long......

   Wait a minute.  Dale, you're not reading all this stuff, are you?  'Cause that would be highly embarrassing! 


  From Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of Northern VA - 10/26/05:

Aha! So my memory was not too far off base. I thought I remembered Mr. Garland Reedy from Allen Jewelry in downtown Newport News. In the 10/24/05 newsletter: “I remember Mr. Reedy in the wheelchair. Did he work in Allen’s Jewelry store near 28th and Washington or did he have his own shop? I do remember going with my mother to see Mr. Reedy.

   Mr. Garland Reedy had his own store, Reedy's Jewelry, at :222 - 28th Street.

Bob Allen (’51) of VA confirmed my memory in the message he included in the 10/26/05 newsletter from Pauline Allen Mitchell. (Pauline Allen Mitchell*(Richmond, VA)--our dad owned Allen Jewelry (downtown NN)  Mr. Garland Reedy was the watchmaker before he opened his small shop on 28th street;  The Reedys and Allens have always been close friends.  ..all my brothers and sisters worked there at Allen Jewelry  at one time or another.)

For my “sweet sixteenth” birthday, my mother took me to Allen’s Jewelry to buy for me a simulated ruby birthstone ring for my July birthday. I still wear the ring from time to time. For my graduation gift she took me to Allen’s Jewelry to buy a single strand cultured pearl necklace, a cultured pearl bracelet and a pair of screw back cultured pearl earrings. I still have the necklace and bracelet in the original baby blue velvet box with satin lining. Unfortunately someplace along the way in the past 15 years I lost one of the earrings. My mother had the pearls restrung to fit my neck. I wonder if Mr. Reedy was the person who restrung the necklace, and I wonder what year Mr. Reedy opened the shop on 28th Street.

   Yes, ma'am, of a surety you may always count on your memory being far better than mine!

   I do not know when Mr. Reedy opened his own store.  His ad appears in the 1955 Anchor, but I returned Tom Norris' '52, '53, and '54 Anchors to him over the weekend so I can't check that myself.  Perhaps someone else would have either proof or a memory better than mine.

   And lest I forget all this information, I stopped everything to create the page for Allen's Jewelry.  Y'all will have to fill in the blanks - such as an exact address -  for me, as I can find no other data.  Thanks, Aretie! - brand new page


  From Cookie Phillips ('64) of VA - 10/26/05:


  Here is a picture of    Charlie (Phillips - '65 - of TN) and his daughter Dior on her wedding day,  Sept 3, 2005.

He could not attend the class reunion due to a naughty kidney stone.

Saturday, September 3, 2005
Dior and Charlie

   WOWZERS - YOWZERS!!!   Thanks so much, Cookie!  We missed you both!  And I'm
so sorry that Charlie had to follow an occasion of so much joy with one of so much pain!

   We hope you feel better soon, Charlie!

From Fred "Gus" Harrell ('51) of VA - 10/26/05 - "Red Crossley":


While reading Red Crossley's obituary sent to you by Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA), I recalled a picture that my wife, Ann Garrett Harrell ( NN 51 ), has of Red and her father (far right in picture) and other Typhoon.
Supporters gathered at the Elks Lodge following the
Thanksgiving Day Game in about 1950.  

I enjoy the web site,

Fred "Gus" Harrell (Suffolk 51) VA

   WOWZERONI!!!  How fabulous!  Thanks so much for sharing this jewel with us, Gus!
I added it to the Red's Pier page:

  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/27/05 - "RE - Red Crossley":

WOW!!  That has to rank among the true treasures which have been unearthed due to the site.  Recall that Red's obit mentioned that he was an Elk.

   Isn't that just amazing?!?  I knew you'd enjoy the sneak peek.

Thanks for sharing ........

   Certainly, Captain!


  From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 10/26/05:


Your personal pictures are beautiful - but that aside, you did not mention THE highlight of the whole weekend: touring NNHS. For us on our tour - and I know for you - that was a heart palpitating, tear rendering experience. Janice Rose ('65 - of VA) has a picture (her sweet Fred was so great about taking pictures of us) standing on the school stairway, which still looks just like it did when we were there, where many of us stood for pictures for the paper, the Anchor, etc. If anything deserves a WOWZERONI - that "inside" tour is it.

A great day to ya'!

Love from
Cousin Pam

   No, ma'am, that inside tour deserves a WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!
I was originally saving it for a set of images I hadn't yet received, and I haven't yet processed the wonderful ones that Janice sent me, but ready or not, here it comes.


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/27/05:

   On 10/24/05 I gave you an abbreviated report of the weekend.  This would be the more complete version.

   You do recall how we were offered a guided tour through Our Old Stomping Grounds, do you not?  Well, incredibly, only nine of us took advantage of this opportunity, but that played to our advantage at least twice.  So here are the players:

Dave Arnold ('65) of VA  Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC Pam Smith Arnold ('65)
of VA
Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA Fred Rose of VA Mike Miller ('65) of NC  
   Let me say at the outset that the three women in the second seat had a near terminal case of the raucous, rowdy giggles the entire time, and no doubt drove the six normal people quite insane, but they did have fun! 

   See, I should have kept a log of the exact order in which we visited everything, but on those rare occasions when I wasn't laughing, I was too mesmerized by what I saw to record anything.  I think the first images we shot were at the Mariners' Museum Park, and you've already seen some of those.  My sister wouldn't let me crawl up on the lion, 'cause she didn't trust me not to fall and break my leg...

   And we went downtown and saw a whole bunchalotta places.  We drove down West Avenue past the Library, and then we spotted the house where they held Tri-Hi-Y and Y-Teens in the seventh grade, and I actually recognized it out of the clear blue.  If you're not impressed, you just don't realize how many of my brain cells have gone the way of all flesh.

   We pause to interrupt our narrative for a case in point.  Janice had to remind me of the entire Y-Teen experience, and how we caught the bus at Walter Reed and came downtown to that house for meetings.  (No, I didn't date Janice, but we were best friends.)  After much difficulty, I do vaguely remember all that.  But then she started in about how we Y-Teens took a trip to DC and visited the Washington Cathedral, and we covered our heads to enter and she somehow lost her glasses.

   I would have bet big money (and it's obviously a good thing that I don't gamble) that I had never seen the Washington Cathedral, not the outside, not the inside, not then, not later.  But she's adamant on this point, and that we were together.  The closest I can come to remembering is of standing in the vestibule and picking up a hankie to cover our heads so that we could enter.  If anyone can supply any further details of this whole episode which transpired in 1959-60, I would be eternally grateful.  That was the year my daddy died, and I'm afraid I was in a bit of a fog.....

   (And the fact that I don't remember this when it obviously happened is no indication that I snuck out of my bedroom window at night to go meet guys.  That scenario remains totally impossible!)

   But back to our story.


   We thought it would be fun to take our pictures outside our beloved high school.  As it is now known as Huntington Hall and billets Navy troops (though it is owned by Northrup-Gruman), we knew that for security reasons it would be impossible to go inside.  So we parked the van and skipped merrily off to school.  As we did so, several of the Naval personnel began to emerge from the building.  While we were chatting with them and taking their picture, Pam and Mike, in the spirit of "nothing ventured, nothing gained", walked into the building and asked the Pinkerton guards if they could take us on a tour!  And after a brief pause for permission, THEY AGREED!

Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:11 AM  
Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:17 AM Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:27 AM Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:27 AM Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:27 AM  
Jean, Dave, Mike, Carol, Janice, Eleanor, Pam, and Dave on the front stairs Pam, Mike, Dave, Dave, Eleanor, and Captain Paul Lilly of the Pinkerton Agency, in the old gym Mike, Dave, and Dave
in the old gym
Janice and Fred
in the old gym
Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:31 AM Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:31 AM Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:32 AM Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:39 AM  
Eleanor and Dave in Julie Conn's Office Eleanor in Julie Conn's Office (Eleanor served as Julies secretary during the '58-'59 school year.) Looking down into the old gym (I just this moment realized the floor is NOT sporting its big "N"!) Janice by one of the lockers in the band wing
Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:42 AM Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:47 AM Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:53 AM Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11:54 AM  
Pam, Mike, and Jean climbing the steps to the third floor Eleanor, Dave, and Pam going back down again Dave, Jean, Pam, Eleanor, Mike, Janice, and Captain Paul Lilly Officer Taniesha Holmes, Carol, Dave, Jean, Pam, Eleanor, Mike, Janice, and Captain Paul Lilly  

   The moral of this story is, "Ask, and it shall be given unto you."  And we had an incredible fantasy actually
come to life.

   After this we went to see other wondrous places, but we'll save that for another Newsletter.  Stay tuned.

  From Mike Miller ('65) of NC - 10/26/05 - "Reunion Pictures":

Hi Carol,

What a great time we all had! The Reunion Crew did a GREAT JOB and they all deserve a pat on the back. Here are some pictures that    Todd (Givens - '65 - of Northern VA) sent to us.

Friday, October 21, 2005 - #47 Saturday, October 22, 2005 - #69 Saturday, October 22, 2005 - #106 Saturday, October 22, 2005 - #107  
Patti and Mike ('65) Miller of NC; with Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI and Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA in the background Patti and Mike ('65) Miller of NC Patti and Mike ('65) Miller of NC Patti and Mike ('65) Miller of NC - and a lot of other people, too!  

We were very fortunate to get to tour the halls of NNHS. It was amazing how little they have changed things inside the building. When we were in the old gym, it seemed like it was only yesterday that we were all in the stands, cheering and yelling for the TYPHOON'S.  It was great to see everybody, and I am already looking forward to 45! 

Mike Miller, Class of 65 and damned proud of it!

   Thank you, Blue Eyes!  Wasn't that just unbelievable?!?
   Give Patti my love, and thank her for sharing you with me!  (I dated Michael, too!)

   By the way, Todd has gone to an amazing amount of trouble (I know, because I did it myself five years
ago when I was a nicer person than I am now) separating the images he shot and sending them off to everyone for their approval before we share them with the world.  Few people realize the time he spent on that, but we all appreciate his kindness and consideration.  Thank you so very much, Todd!

   And as I promised, I've been cropping out unflattering poses.  I try to pretend that I'm nice, even though I no longer am.


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 10/27/05 - "Does anyone know...":

As I was chatting with Bobby Yevak ('65 - of VA) at the reunion, he asked me if I knew what became of Billy ('64) or Betty Jane Crosley, who lived on Maple Avenue and went to Woodrow Wilson School.  I believe they attended 24th Street Church of Christ.  Also Jane ('62) and Melinda Walker ('59), who attended Ivy Memorial Baptist, and lived on Maple.  Mrs. Walker taught me piano lessons.  Jane was a cheerleader at NNHS

   I never knew Betty Jane, and I have but scant information about Billy (I dated him, too).  He went to Old Dominion for two years, and then joined the Army, whereupon I lost track of him.   The "Old Rustier Anchor 2004" had no further information on him, but perhaps the truth lies out there somewhere .  Similarly, I also have no information about Melinda, but Jane attended her 35-Year Reunion of the Class of 1962, September 12-14, 1997.  The beautiful Reunion Booklet given to me by    Jimmy Parker ('62 - of VA) (yes, of course, I dated him, too) from that time gives this account: 

   Jane A. Walker Lindberg, Lancaster, SC - "I received a B.A. in History from ODU, a M.A. in Music History and Literature from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of South Carolina.  I served as Executive Director of the Lancaster County (SC) Council of the Arts from 1988-1996.  Music is still very much a part of my life.  I teach music part-time at USC; I am Director of Handbell Choirs (at) church; I continue to play piano professionally; and I am a published composer.  Married to Robert (Bob) J, Lindberg.  We started Springer Controls Company, Inc. in 1996.  We sell industrial electrical switches and controls.  I have no children of my own, but have inherited three sons, their wives, and five precious grandchildren.  Somehow, this seems to be the easiest way!  Life is great and seems to get better.  Can you believe we are as old as we are?"

   And that's all the information I have, Jean.  Thanks!


    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 10/27/05:

Check it out! You, above all, will appreciate this.

   Wow!!! This site finds pictures of you from high school. Check it out.

Chandler Nelms

   Chandler, Darlin', you baaaadd!!!! 

   Thanks, Gorgeous!


 From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 10/27/05 - "Stollers?"

Carol --

Speaking of the Stollers -- does anyone know anything of them lately? I knew Pete and Bobby were twins; we were fairly good friends. Several of us called them Pete and re-Pete -- which for some strange reason they found annoying. ;) 

I had no idea Nancy was part of the class of '59, though. I don't think I ever shared any classes with her. That would definitely make her the youngest in the class.

   I know nothing (big news flash there!), but keep reading, Sweetie!  Perhaps we'll find them.  Thanks!


  From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 10/27/05 - "Nancy and the Stoller Twins":

Peter and Bobby (Stoller - '59) were friends of my older brother, Mike Pilgrim (HHS, 1958).  The twins got lapped by Nancy (Stoller - '59) in grade school when she was advanced to their grade though she was younger.  But it's funny, I remember her from NNHS but not the twins.  I knew one of the twins at VPI - Peter I think.  My brother and the twins played a wretched trick on my cousin when she visited one year from KS.  Mike had set up a date with Bobby one night and Peter the next.  But my cousin Jif didn't know the guys were twins.  She thought she had a date the second night with a real doofus - he asked her all the same questions as his twin had the night before!  I have twin brothers (Perry and Patrick, HHS '66) but they are fraternal so we didn't have that sort of fun with them. 

   AHA!  I just love the way we usually find answers to all our questions around here! 

   Your cousin must have really enjoyed that whole experience!  GIGGLES!!!

   The Stoller twins looked so much alike I never could figure out how their own mother could tell them apart.  Hmmm.  I think we've just answered another mystery.  I always wanted to have twins.  I ordered them frequently but just kept getting huge babies of equivilant poundage.  Somebody in charge must have figured out I was too much of a dummy to be able to recognize my own children.  RATS.  I hate it when that happens.

   Thanks, Kathy!

Nancy Stoller Peter Stoller Bobby Stoller    
1959 Anchor, p. 141    

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/27/05:

Hey Carol,

I've had a thought on my mind for a few days now and wanted to get your opinion and comments: Could we sort of change the name of our school or at least the way that we refer to it????? I was thinking about calling it "The Newport News High School". This seems much more appropriate to me.

Well maybe I am watching too much NFL football, you know when the players are profiled and they call their college alma mater "The Ohio State University" or "The University of Miami". Well I'm starting to feel like I graduated from "The Newport News High School". What do you think?
                                                                                                Typhoons forever,

   Now, Billy, you know that thinking is well outside of the bounds of what I do!  WILD GOOFY GIGGLES!!!

   Thanks again for my corsage of white orchids Saturday night.  You spoil me terribly - but I love it!


   I know y'all are waiting to see all the hundreds of photos you've sent me, and wondering what on earth can
be taking so long to post them, but I can only tell you that processing images is an extremely time-consuming
venture, and I'm dancing as fast as I can.  There are more and more arriving all the time, and it's all very

   These fourteen-hour days are beginning to wear on me, though.  Keep the faith.

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





We'll Meet Again

- Written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles in 1939
and sung in the movie of the same name in 1942.

(Vera Lynn)

We'll meet again,
Don't know where,
Don't know when,
But I know
We'll meet again
Some sunny day.

Keep smiling through
Just like you
Always do
Till the blue skies
Drive the dark clouds
Far away.

"We'll Meet Again" midi courtesy of - 06/06/02
used at the request of Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/29/05
There ya go, Lady!

"We'll Meet Again" lyrics courtesy of - 10/27/05

"We'll Meet Again" Image courtesy of - 10/27/05

 Peach Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/05/03

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

Animated Happy Kiss clip art courtesy of - 10/27/05

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