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11/09/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Little Deuce Coupe


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I'm still running behind (what a big surprise there!), and I'm working on three things at once, and still not
making it to the top of the barrel, so I'm just going to stop in the middle, and hope that I finish this evening.

  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/01/05:

You have become the all knowing keeper of the flame that shines upon all truth!

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Wayne Honey!

....... One of the (Magical Mystery Tour) photos showed the old gym and stated that the window on the second level was where Julie used to sit and scream at us during games. If that's true, then "they" have covered up the seats on the first floor of the home side of the old gym <remember that on the home side there were 2 levels> and only a wall and 2nd story seating for the visitors side in the old gym. Also, we had white metal rounded backboards in the old gym, not clear fiberglass as shown in the photo. We as players and those that had "regular" gym, didn't get to use fiberglass 'boards at home until the new Julie Conn Gym was built.

   Ah - those images would be found here:

   Oh, why don't I just make that page now?!?  Try this: - brand new page. 

   It obviously isn't linking to anything but the front page yet.   This wasn't what I had in mind for the page, but I thought it would be super-quick.  I was wrong, of course......

   But you've touched on one of the eerie parts of the Magical Mystery Tour.  Things were just the same after 40 years - only so very, very different!

   Thanks again, Wayne Honey!


From June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA - 11/05/05 - "Looking for John W. Daniel

Hi Carol....

We have never cousin who is a 1963 NNHS graduate told me about this site and I LOVE it! 

   Hi, June!  We're glad you're having fun!

I graduated from HHS 62 but I did go to John W. Daniel School 1950-53 (1st through 3rd grade).  Also I am kin (my sister is his sister-in-law) to    Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) - and I enjoy reading his inserts as well. 

My teacher at John W. Daniel was Ruth Savin who stayed with our class from 1st through 3rd grade.  There were four of us girls who became close friends during that time - Betty Smith Carey, Joan, and Julia.  I actually ran into Betty at my husband's 45th WHS reunion this September (she is married to Jim Carey, a WHS 60 classmate of my husband).  Betty and I had not seen each other since 1953!  She mailed me a picture of her and our friends Joan and Julia taken back then.  Joan's last name is something like Darnell but not sure, and I can't think of Julia's at all.  We would love to re-connect to these old friends but have no idea if they stayed in Newport News.  Betty graduated from Warwick HS.  I hesitate to give permission to post this in one of your newsletters.  What I was wondering, is there a site where I could find a list of all students that attended John W. Daniel from 1950 to 1953?  If I could get the exact names of these two friends, I would like you to post it in your letter to see if anyone remembered them, and could let me know.  I am attaching copy of picture.

   We probably violate privacy issues on a regular basis, but we try to be sensitive to such matters when we can.  I know of no such site for Daniel School.  This is probably your best bet.  I've posted your image there, and we'll see if we have a response.  Sometimes we hear a great deal, and sometimes we hear nothing at all.  It would be super if y'all were all able to connect after all these years!

I lived across the street from Hutchens Chevrolet on 34th Street when I attended Daniel all these stories are so fascinating! 

   (The "Our Old Car Dealerships" section is one of the three things I'm developing at the moment...)

My husband and I now live in Verona, VA in the Shenandoah Valley....

I sent this first to the address and saw where you have this address.. so I'm sending it to this one too.
   Yes, sometimes that works (to a degree) and sometimes it doesn't.....

Thanks for any help you can provide.   

June Veneris Collie HHS 62

   Thank you, June!  We wish you well!


Your letter is posted right in the middle of the Daniel School page, June:

Betty, Joan and Julia  
   Would you like to be added to our so-called Alumni and Birthday Lists?  That might help your friends to find you!

   (So, your sister is Jackie Veneris Nelms - '59, but I still cannot figure out who your cousin might be!  GIGGLES!!!)


  From Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA - 11/07/05 - "..graduation era images!..":

   (And this would be another one of those three things.......  Perhaps by tomorrow I'll have them all posted!)

   Thanks again, Chip!

  From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/08/05:

Just sending out our concert flyer with the dates for our Christmas Season concerts.  This year Jim has divided the choir in two groups.  I am in Choir "B" which will be performing on 12/9, 12/11, 12/17 and 18 and 19.  If you wish to come but are unable to make any of these dates see flyer for rest of schedule. 
As usual, I have tickets and in advance they are $10 (Sr. 55 and up, Military and student.)  General admission in advance is $12. 
If you wish to purchase tickets in advance (I have to sell these babies) just let me know.
Hope to see you there!

   I bombed out trying to post your program, so I'll try this all again after I obtain some technical assistance....

   That is going to be so super, Sarah Sugah!  Thanks for sharing that with us! 

   Meanwhile, those of y'all wanting to celebrate the Virginia Choral Society's 75th Season with Miss Sarah, just let one of us know!

   HEY!  How did we get to be senior citizens?!?  I'm still just a kid! 


  From Eddie Perry ('65) of TN - 11/08/05 - "Tennessee Howdy":


Hope all is well with you.  Still enjoying all the Newsletters that you send out.  Girl, when do you have time to sleep? 

   All seems well at the moment, thanks!  And Honey, sleep is vastly overrated.  I usually manage to get six hours of it each night whether I need it or not.  It's my housework that's being neglected! 

I noticed on the website in the memorials for the class of '67 that Donald Ryan had passed away.  Did you have any info as to what had happened?  Donald was a good friend and it saddened both Pauline (Wright Perry - '67) and me to learn of the news.



   No, I'm sorry, I do not know the cause of Donald's death.  He was such a nice boy, too.  I found this listing on the SSDI, but without knowing his middle initial or birth date, I can't be sure that it's the same Donald Ryan:
DONALD W RYAN   13 Apr 1949   22 Jul 1998 P   49     Virginia

   I think almost all the information on that Memoriam page came from Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA.  I really need to find someone from the Class of '67 with an Anchor and a scanner and the time to send me large-sized scans of all their senior portraits and activities which I could then crop, reduce, and enter, but it would take a goodly amount of time.  I'm toying with the idea of adding their junior portraits, but it still wouldn't list their activities.  I did add this picture yesterday of Katie Haan's (Spaulding - '64 - of CA) little brother.  As a friend of the family, I always called him "Pietie", but I understand his school friends called him "Bill".


I spent a little while last night standardizing all the Memoriam
pages so they all more closely resemble one another now.  I'm
still not quite satisfied, so I'll keep "doctoring" them from time to time.

Bill "Pietie" Haan
21 Feb 1948 - 28 Dec 1964
   Thanks again, Eddie!  It was such fun seeing you and Pauline again!

    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 11/08/05:


While I canít TRULY appreciate all of the content of your newsletters because there are so many people in them that I didnít know and landmarks that are not as meaningful to me as they are to ďTyphoonersĒ, I REALLY love it. I canít explain the feelings that I get when I read so many old friends remembering good times together and conversing with one another via your media. Everyone owes you a huge debt of gratitude for the wonderful service you (and Iím sure others) provide.

Chandler Nelms

   Chandler Darlin',

   What a nice thing to say! Thank you so much - you made my day! 
   We have made ourselves a very strange thing here. Some of these people (such as 
 Chip Clark- '65 - of Northern VA) I've known since I was six years old. A great number I met once I began attending NNHS (such as    Jean Poole Burton - '64 - of RI). Quite a few (such as     Evelyn Fryer Fish - '58 - of TX) I knew only through    my sister (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC), but have come to know recently. Some of them I've never met and barely know. Many others I've met only online but have come to know quite well - and I delight in them all!

   And the fact that it holds any interest whatsoever for people from surrounding schools is surreal and wonderful!  I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am that you joined us!  Obviously your input enriches the Newsletters and the site itself, but as you were the stuff dreams were made of - MY dreams were made of - well, that carries it to three whole new levels! 

   Old fantasies rarely come true to the extent that mine have!

   Thanks again!

    From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 11/08/05:

You are very, very welcome.  

  From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 11/08/05 - "The Vietnam Era (60's, 70's Music)":

   WOWZERONI, Rip!  This is such a cool page!  It's full of beautiful Vietnam graphics and images, and at first appears to be a memorial page (just in time for Veterans Day!) - which of course it is.  But it has four long play lists of oldies from that time, and it is mesmerizing!

   I started playing some Tom Jones and Bobby Goldsboro songs and then I started crying my eyes out and then I had to take a long break.  So today's Newsletter is even later than usual, and it's all your fault, Rip!  GIGGLES!

   Seriously, thanks so much, Rip!  This is a treasure - a beautiful and moving memorial to that time and especially to all those who served!

   And my eyes are still stinging.......


  From my #6 Son, Elder Dale Harty of NC, currently serving as a Spanish-speaking
LDS Missionary in CA - 11/08/05 - "You Can Be My Hero":

Hehe, very nice - I especially like the story about    Brent's little book - 'my Mom is so funny'  HAHAHA
You're so hard on yourself, Lady.  But we wouldn't want you any other way than the perfectionist we love. ;)
I remember playing hide and seek with    Adrienne in Taylor Springs (IL) in the dining room and nearly dying from stifled laughter as Adrienne looked high and low after I had in despair given up looking for a hiding spot and just sat down on the floor and stuck a big box upside down on my head with my feet sticking out a bit on the bottom!  HAHAHA.   Good times.
Thanks, Lady.  I love ya.

   OH, NO - it's genetic - and I passed it down!!!  

   Thanks, Sweetie-Weetie (or technically, Elder Sweetie-Weetie)!  I love you, too.  You ARE my hero!   


  From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 11/08/05:

Hey Carol
As mentioned in the Newsletter of 11-8-05, about a "50's-60's" cruise from Florida - yes, any travel agent could book that. 

   Oh, yes, that's true.  I was just recalling Brownie's telling us that last year only people who had booked through Harmon Travel could enter the shows on that particular cruise.  Due to long-term contractual arrangements between the performers and Harmon Travel, no amount of money offered onboard could alter that fact.  So if the shows themselves were the draw, then.....

For the less adventurous crowd Carnival Cruises does have a 2-night cruise to nowhere Oct. 14, 2006 (Saturday thru Monday AM) leaving from Norfolk, VA, spending 2 nights at sea with all the events of any cruise... shows, FOOD and anything else you could imagine... My wife and I plan to look into it; I am sure our friends at Warwick Travel could help with the arrangements... Maybe we can call it our "turning 60 Cruise"... Just a thought, but maybe we could get a number of Typhoons and make it a great party...

   Sounds great to me, Tom!  I remember that cruise idea was discussed quite a bit last year.  I've heard some other plans being considered now.  They all sound super!  Of course, I'm extraordinarily easy to please!  Meeting for lunch somewhere sounds good to me!  GIGGLES!!!

It was great to see you at the 40th for 1965... keep up the great work...

BLUE AND GOLD LIVES FOREVER. Remember there is no news like Newport News, as Coach Conn would say...

TOM FLAX (nnhs 64)

   Thanks, Tommy!  It's always good to hear from you!


  From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 11/08/05 - "Theaters":

I hope this will be of interest. In 1958 I was 15 years old and had my mom sign a permission slip to get a job working in the old Warwick Theater. I started work at 14 cents an hour. I worked 12 hours a week - eight hours on Saturdays and the rest during the week. I worked there one year and went to the James Theater. I started there at 65 cents an hour.    Max Pollard ('62) and I were the best of pals, and worked there for 3 years. They played the first    Brigitte Bardot movie there. Max and I could not buy a ticket, but we worked the whole week it showed. WOW! Those were the days. Some of the tales I could tell. But with Max gone, they remain my memories of days long gone, but not forgotten......

Jerry Blanchard (class of 62) West Point, Va.....

   Hey, Jerry!  It's good to hear from you!

   Yes, of course, your story is of interest!  What a hoot!  An entire week of the forbidden Bardot!  WOW!

   Brigitte was always one of my idols.  I thought the quality of my life would be vastly improved if I looked just like her ----- or    Marilyn Monroe ----- or    Brownie Shaffer.  Sigh.

   I posted your memory on the two theater pages:

   Switching gears abruptly, I think I'll never forget the shock I felt on learning of Max's death five years ago.  It just didn't seem possible.  It still doesn't.

   Thanks, Jerry!  Keep those stories coming!


  From my Daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC - 11/09/05:

Hey, I found this site and thought of you and your newsletters. I thought you might be able to use some
of the little .gifs or .jpgs for your site or something.
K, Love ya,

   OHHH, this does look like some fun!  I really like this one; it sounds like the real me:



Thanks for thinking of me, Webby!  I love you, too!   

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Little Deuce Coupe

(The Beach Boys)

Little deuce coupe
You donít know what I got
Little deuce coupe
You donít know what I got

Well Iím not bragginí babe so donít put me down
But Iíve got the fastest set of wheels in town
When something comes up to me he donít even try
Cause if I had a set of wings man I know she could fly
Sheís my little deuce coupe
You donít know what I got
(my little deuce coupe)
(you donít know what I got)

Just a little deuce coupe with a flat head mill
But sheíll walk a thunderbird like (sheís) itís standiní still
Sheís ported and relieved and sheís stroked and bored.
Sheíll do a hundred and forty with the top end floored
Sheís my little deuce coupe
You donít know what I got
(my little deuce coupe)
(you donít know what I got)

Sheís got a competition clutch with the four on the floor
And she purrs like a kitten till the lake pipes roar
And if that ainít enough to make you flip your lid
Thereís one more thing, I got the pink slip daddy

And cominí off the line when the light turns green
Well she blows íem outta the water like you never seen
I get pushed out of shape and itís hard to steer
When I get rubber in all four gears

Sheís my little deuce coupe
You donít know what I got
(my little deuce coupe)
(you donít know what I got)
Sheís my little deuce coupe
You donít know what I got
(my little deuce coupe)
(you donít know what I got)
Sheís my little deuce coupe
You donít know what I got

"Little Deuce Coupe" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

 "Little Deuce Coupe" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!

 "Little Deuce Coupe" Image courtesy of - 11/08/05

Art Nouveau Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/08/05

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Webby clip art courtesy of - 11/09/05

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