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All Saints Day
“A saint is one who makes goodness
Dear Friends and
Today's theme is supposed to repeat every year. It doesn't, but it's posta:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/11-01-05-NNHS-All-Saints-Day.html - contains your homework
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today to our Two-Fer: Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND Colin Faison ('58) of VA! Happy Birthday tomorrow to John Clark ('57) of VA, and to the ever gorgeous Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA on the 4th.
Many Happy Returns to you all, Gentlemen!
From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 10/27/07 - "More on The Bridge":
Comments about the 58th Street Bridge sent me to my musty archives. I came up with the well-done volume “Newport News During the Second World War,” compiled by the WWII History Commission, chaired by Annie Lash Jester, with Martha Woodruff Hiden, Kemper L. Kellogg and William T. Stauffer. The book records in Chapter V, Community Expansion, Roads and Bridges pp 82-83:
“To facilitate traffic of war workers, a newly constructed highway led out of Newport News at Thirty-ninth Street directly into Hampton, with secondary road approaches to housing developments. The construction of this road involved the building of a concrete span over the railroad yards and over two main motor routes, and this materially expedited the entry and exit of Shipyard employees into and out of the city at a point convenient to their work.
A wooden bridge across the Chesapeake and Ohio tracks at Fifty-eighth Street together with improvement of a short existing road provided access of war workers to barracks and a Trailer Camp. A concrete bridge at Sixteenth Street and Chesapeake Avenue linked the Stuart Garden housing project with the Boulevard section.
In the downtown section of the city,
Twenty-sixth Street was widened between Virginia and West Avenues in order to
facilitate the movement of military vehicles between the Camps to the north of
the city and the Chesapeake and Ohio piers. A wooden bridge was thrown over the
railroad tracks at the foot of West Avenue to prevent congestion of traffic at
the passenger station crossing on River Road.”
The book includes this zinc engraved aerial photo of the shipyard and vicinity taken in August 1946. Note the 58th Street Bridge still standing, but old Camp Hill is nearly deserted. The camp was part of a series of temporary military camps, including a prisoner of war camp in the vicinity of Jefferson Avenue and old Military Road (Mercury Boulevard), east of the railroad tracks. Troops destined for overseas were temporarily billeted in these camps before embarking on troop ships.
The sharp-eyed observer may note the NN-built SS America apparently near the completion of its conversion back to a luxury liner from troop ship. Cannot identify the aircraft carriers, which could be the USS Leyte, accepted by the U.S. Navy in April 1946, probably undergoing final outfitting; the second may be the USS Boxer, completed in April 1945, prior to VE Day in May, or even one returned for repairs.
For reference, too, I will transmit separately this 1946 street map of NN clearly showing the 58th Street Bridge. I feel sure that one of us has an up-close photo of the bridge somewhere in our photo collections.
Norm Covert (’61)
WOWZERS!!! Thanks so much for all the research, Norm!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/28/07 - "Marine Guarding the Gates":
|Pollard, Carmel (Max), Cpl||Deceased|
Thanks so much, Adonis! Max's passing on 09/16/00 was one of those which took me so completely off guard I'm not certain that I ever totally assimilated it:
From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 10/29/07 - "Knead to know":
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Richard!
From Richard Rawls ('71) of VA - 10/30/07 - "Dangerous Virus ":
I received the item shown below from a friend of mine in Russia. (Note: I worked in Russia for 4.5 years, but that is another story). I do not normally forward these types of items to others, but after an extremely long week last week and an already busy week this week, I thought it was appropriate. If you agree, please share with our Typhoon friends.
There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand.
This virus is called Weary-Overload-Recreational
If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer
You should forward this warning to 5 friends. If you do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.
J. Richard Rawls
Thanks, Richard! I think you have something there!
WEBMISTRESS' MAJOR BLOOPER OF THE WEEK:
From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 10/30/07 - "In Memory ":
In Memory of
Fred Wilkerson Mays
April 7, 1911--October 30, 1990
Peace & Blessing,
Thank you, Cheryl!
a charming image!
Would that I had paid closer
From Polly White Bevins ('63) of VA - 10/31/07 - " Fred Mays?":
to worry, Polly, but I was so hoping that no one had seen that!
I stumbled in late on the night of the 30th to find the above note from Cheryl with the picture attached. I only HALF registered the date (I somehow missed the 1990 part). I went to bed worrying about the Memorial Newsletter I'd write in the morning for Mr. Mays. I had picked The Old Rugged Cross with an animated Army flag.....
I saw that it was to have been for the FATHER - not the son - but he died 17 years ago - DUH!!!
I'm so sorry; I ripped it down as soon as I discovered my error. The senior Mrs. Mays, the former Roselle Harvey, is still alive, as are all three Mays siblings, Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58), Fred Mays ('60), and Cheryl Mays Howard ('66), all of VA.
Again, my apologies to all - and I refer you to Richard Rawls' timely note above.
(I sent you this note directly, Polly, but AOL assured me that they had protected you from my evil intrusions.....)
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/31/07 - "Halloween Newsletter":
Thank you so much, Joe! I had temporarily forgotten that Gary served as a Marine, though I am not in the least surprised. I added an animated Marine flag to his spot on the Memorial page for the Class of 1958, and gladly added him to our Famous Marines:
1. Thursday, November 1, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955
2. Thursday, December 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955
3. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
From one of my Famous Marines, Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 10/11/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, This says it all" - #4 in a Series of 12:
Dear Carol / Dimples,
Just to make you smile a little, If you laff, so much the better,
This says it all
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!
Soon I'll be caught up with myself in posting all the many wonderful things y'all have sent me recently - WOO-HOO!!!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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For All the Saints
- Lyrics by William W. How
(1823-1897) , 1864
Music (Sine Nomine) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), 1906
For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.
Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.
O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.
And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.
From earth's wide bounds,
from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,
"For All the Saints" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.tagnet.org/digitalhymnal/en/dh421.html - 04/17/07
Image of Fra Angelico's Painting, "All Saints", courtesy of http://www.stpaulssanrafael.org/sermons/All%20Saints%202003.html - 10/31/05
Multicolored Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.ireland-information.com/celticclipart/celticclipart.htm - 10/31/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!
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