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11/04/05 - NNHS Newsletter
I Want to Hold Your Hand

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The construction workers cut my cable lines - again - yesterday morning, just as I uploaded the Newsletter,
but before I'd had a chance to announce or beta-test it.  It (and my phone and my cable TV) was down
for four hours.  ARGHHHH!  If you tried to reach me during that time, I wasn't playing hard-to-get; I was
just, well, hard to get!

   If you should see Mike Jeffers ('61) today, wish him a Happy Birthday!  And    Pam Smith
Arnold's ('65 - of VA)
birthday is Sunday.  In the event that I fail to publish a Newsletter tomorrow,
Happy Birthday, Cousin Pam!

   (I happen to know that Pam is my cousin on my mother's side.  I just can't exactly prove it.  It's called
"psychic genealogy".  It's nonetheless true.)

From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 11/04/05:

  Patsy Blackard Hallett's ('65 - of VA) birthday is tomorrow, the day before Pam's.

   EEEK!!!  Thanks, Dave!  I'll add that now!

   Happy Birthday, Patsy - or "Pasty", as we used to say!

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/03/05 - "Caliper, Inc. Corporate Office/ Shelley Speas

Hi, Carol:

Several of your subscribers wish to contact Shelley Speas Green, HHS - '67 Graduate and former Rockette. Here is a website that will give you her telephone number and email address.

Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   To quote my beloved grandmother, "Well, I declare!"

   There she is, all right!  Thanks so much for locating that for everyone, Joe!  I love seeing people reconnect!


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/03/05 - "Suttle Motor Corporation - Newport News,

Hi, Carol:

You mentioned that you might add Suttle Motor Corporation to the Our Old Stomping Grounds section of the website. Here is the link to their Home Page on the Internet. I remember when they were located on 34th Street in the 500-Block between Jefferson Avenue and Terminal Avenue. Several of your subscribers will recall a "TYPHOON Great" who played basketball for Coach Julie Conn by the name of Harold Jones. He worked at Suttle Motor Company as it was known back then, and played basketball in the city league at the "Rec" for none other than the Bankwalkers.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WOWZERS!!!  That's a pretty website!  And apparently it's in its early stages of development.  Thanks so much, Adonis!

   I will definitely be creating that page, Joe.  I thought I would have it done today, but it didn't happen.  Keep the faith.


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/03/05 - "Suttle Motor Corporation - Newport News,

It is doubtful that they were related to the NN Suttles, but there was also a Suttle Motors located in Suffolk for many years.  Dad and Junior Suttle appeared in TV commercials for the dealership .....oh ..... in the 60s or 70s.  They deadpanned their way through some skit, not unlike Junior Sample on "Hee-Haw".  If they could have arranged their phone number to be "BR549", I am sure they would done it.

They were cultural icons in their day.

Cap'n Dave

   Oh, WOWZERS!!!  I remember those ads!  Thank you, David!


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to   From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/03/05:

Hi, Cap'n Dave:

That was a Chevrolet dealership in Suffolk, if my memory serves me well. The son would strike the table, quite off time with is remarks, and make some comment about increasing sales.
The father would say, "I'd give 'em away, but your mom won't let me"!

Is that the one?

I will think of their name in a minute...but it was not Suttle.

TYPHOON Regards,

  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to   From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/03/05:


You may have Dad and Junior Suttle confused with "Little Joe's", which was established in 1971, is still in business and still has TV ads locally. See:

Of course, years ago someone else may have used the same catch line with "mother" rather than "wife"

It seems that Junior Suttle may still be in business. See:

Cap'n Dave

   I hope you gentlemen didn't mind my posting your notes.  That's the danger of carboning me in on your correspondence.  I just might find it too fascinating not to print - as I did today.

   Thanks, Fellas!


  From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 11/03/05:


OK, here’s another one for you. How about the miniature wax bottles (sometimes in a miniature six-pack carton) that came full of different colored sweep syrupy liquid. We’d bite the cap off, suck out the syrup and then chew the wax…….at least I did. And wax lips……

Chandler Nelms

   Oh, YES - absolutely!  The good news here is that you can frequently still find both of these items available to purchase.  It seems to me that Big Lots often has them, and I know those wonderful gooey syrupy filled wax bottles are available at Cracker Barrel.  I have to restrain myself every time I'm there to keep from falling prey to them.  Mmmmm, I do so love them!

Thank you, Chandler Darlin'! 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/03/05:

   Hey,    Cheryl (White Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA), remember that time we went trick or treating together in those apartments where you lived in Warwick?  Mrs. Virginia LaPides lived in the same complex.  What was the name of those, anyway?  I can never remember...

   Anyway, you were dressed as a witch, and I went as a gypsy, with lots of scarves and jewelry - and those red wax lips!  That was one of my favorite Halloweens ever!  I wish we had pictures of it!  Do you have any idea what year that was?  Any idea at all???

   Wait - it wasn't 1960, 'cause that's when I was dressed as a beatnik all in black and I went with    Janice (McCain Rose - '65 - of VA), and we stopped early and went to see her brother,    Judson (Jones - '59).

   And it wasn't 1959, 'cause that's when a big ol' bunch of us seventh graders went together, and I wore   Eleanor's (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) ice blue tulle evening gown and white stole and silver sandals (nothing quite like trick or treating in heels!) and lots of rhinestone jewelry, and then we all went to    Todd's (Givens - '65 - of Northern VA) house and sat on his front porch and played games - like "Cootie"!

   And it wasn't 1958, 'cause that the year    Mama (Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) made me that fabulous ancient Israelite costume out of a yellow flannel nightgown with some great striped yellow, blue and green fabric she appliquéd to it -  and more scarves, of course!  There was some trouble with my shepherd's hook, and I ended up missing connection with the crowd so I had to go by myself (but I filled up three brown shopping bags of loot in succession that night!) - GIGGLES!!!

   So, was it 1957?!?  When did y'all move up to Williamsburg?  I know you were there in 1959....  Oh, what became of my little pea brain.....


  From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 11/03/05 - "Huntington Avenue Automobile Dealerships &
Others Downtown":


Rollins Ford was on the N/E corner of 29th & Huntington (later named Center Ford

on Jefferson Avenue -  two locations}

Next to Rollins was Cofer Motors that sold DeSoto & Plymouth cars.

Nick Allen Buick was on the N/W corner of 30th & Huntington across from THE SCHOOL..

Half way down the block on 31st St was a Chrysler/Plymouth dealer across from the old
Daniel Elementary School {which was the first CNC building}. I can't remember the name of this one, but it may have been part of Cofer's too.

Bowler's Auto Exchange on 35th & Huntington sold Kaiser & Frazer cars.

Shackelford Auto Co., Inc. was on 25th St between Huntington & Virginia Avenue {later changed to Warwick Boulevard after the 1958 consolidation of Newport News & Warwick}.

There may have been more dealers downtown but this is all my tired brain can recall right now.

Bruce Sims  (56)

   WOWZERONI!!!  That's mighty impressive, Bruce!  Thanks so much, and stay tuned.  I'll be adding more of these car dealerships in the very near future.


  From Judy Horton Lindstrom ('63) of FL - 11/03/05:


I noticed    John Nickey is not mentioned in your memoriam page. I think he graduated in 1960 or 61. He died of cancer a few years ago. My sister sent me the obituary. He lived in Pennsylvania, I believe. I know you have a lot of ongoing research, but could you include his name? He was one of the three famous trumpet players in our band. Also, he was such a fine musician that he was chosen to be in President Kennedy's band. He was in the Navy.

Thank you again for keeping all of our "happy days" alive.

Judy Horton Lindstrom

   GASP!!!  There's a very good reason Johnny isn't mentioned, Judy.  I had no idea he had passed away.  He was actually a member of the Class of 1959, and those listings for that class - as well as for several others - are very sketchy.

   I've added him now:

   Anyone who ever heard those three young men play "Bugler's Holiday" still remembers it.  I think the notes are still ringing in the air.  One simply needs to be still for a moment, and they'll sound for you again.

   Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention, Judy.

   If y'all could each take some time to check those Memoriam pages, we don't want anyone excluded who should be there.  It isn't right.  And graduation from NNHS isn't a requirement, either.  If they were with us at any point in high school, they should be included.  If you have further biographical information on any of them, or if you'd care to post a remembrance of any of them, this is the place to do it as a lasting memorial to them.  Thank you all for your help.


  From Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) of VA - 11/04/05 - "WOW!":

Please thank   Corky (Tom) Norris (Hampton HS - '73 - of VA) for the picture of his 3rd grade class.  It is one more that we now have of our Mom.  It is very special and I'd hug him with both arms if I could. 


   I think you just did, Kathy!  Once more we'd like to express our sympathies on the death of your mother.  By the way, there was a flurry of activity trying to locate your home address so cards and notes could be mailed to you.  We narrowed it to three, so if you'd like to send me that, several of our subscribers could rest more easily.....



   Guess what?  There are all sorts of backlogs, reunion related and otherwise, and I didn't get around
to any of them.  Sorry.  Keep on keeping the faith.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





I Want to Hold Your Hand

- John Lennon, Paul McCartney

(The Beatles, Recorded October 17, 1963)

Oh yeh, I'll, tell you something, I think you'll understand.
When I'll, say that something, I wanna hold your hand,
I wanna hold your hand, I wanna hold your hand.

Oh please, say to me, you'll let me be your man,
and please, say to me, you'll let me hold your hand,
now let me hold your hand, I wanna hold your hand.

And when I touch you I feel happy, inside.
It's such a feeling that my love,
I can't hide, I can't hide, I can't hide.

Yeh, you've, got that something, I think you'll understand.
when I'll, say that something, I wanna hold your hand,
I wanna hold your hand, I wanna hold your hand.

And when I touch you I feel happy, inside.
It's such a feeling that my love,
I can't hide, I can't hide, I can't hide.

Yeh, you've, got that something, I think you'll understand.
When I'll, feel that something, I wanna hold your hand,
I wanna hold your hand, I wanna hold your hand, I wanna hold your hand.

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" midi courtesy of - 11/03/05

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" lyrics courtesy of - 11/03/05
from this site given to me in the summer of 2003 by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
Thanks, Dave!

Hand clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 09/20/05

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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