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11/25/05 - NNHS Newsletter - You've Lost That Loving Feeling

"There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know.
It's caused by the absence of you."

- Ashleigh Brilliant

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I hope you're having a good holiday weekend!  

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/23/05 - "holiday season":

    Thanksgiving Dinner    Hope all had a great  Thanksgiving    Nap Turkey   and all have a great HOLIDAY SEASON  also Seasons Greetings TYPHOONs  FOREVER....

al farber  class of 6 4...

   Thanks so much, Al!  I always love your illustrated notes! 


  From Fred Eubank ('64) of TX - 11/24/05 - "Articles on Great Former NNHS Athletes":

Carol, <>  has a sports link
<>  that goes to a great article on the 100
Greatest High School Athletes in Daily Press History
<,0,4729983.storygallery?coll=dp-sports-misc> .

They cover such legends as Doug Dickinson
<,0,1210834.story?coll=dp-sports-misc> , the Newport News Basketball Dynasty

<,0,3566731.story?coll=dp-sports-misc> , Fred Anspach

> , Bob Conley

> , David Cutler

> , among others.

I thought the article on Doug Dickinson was particularly interesting.  It's
a "must read" for NNHS sports fans.


   Thanks so much, Fred!  I'll post these links where they belong soon - really!


  From Sheila Smith Moler ('64) of VA - 11/24/05:

Dear Carol:
I really enjoyed the images of the keepsake booklets we received in elementary school that   Craig (Fred) Eubank supplied.  (I always knew him as Craig!)  A mouse got into the box in the attic where I kept all that stuff, and I was only able to save a few things. 
Craig, wasn't the top row left Billy MacDowell?  My memory has faded so much.....but I do remember that he and I used to laugh about silly things so much it made my stomach hurt.  Bottom row is me,    Sue Miller (Dearnley - '64 - of VA), and    Linda Long ('64)
I remember Mrs. Hamner as being "mean", but then....weren't they all way back then?  My seventh grade teacher, Mrs. Robinson, was very stern, but I consider her one of the best teachers I ever had.  Sherry Spain and I went to visit her after we had entered the eighth grade.  She said, "When you get to high school, the most important thing to remember is this:  There's always two sides to every story."  Words of wisdom I've never forgotten....
Sheila Smith Moler (NNHS '64)

   WOW - thanks, Sheila!  I added this to the Briarfield School page:


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/24/05:

Hi, Carol:
The Thanksgiving Day Newsletter sure brought me great joy seeing    Elizabeth Breeden ('61) of VA has accepted an invitation to join us on this website. She was one outstanding Lady TYPHOON athlete. Her older brother,    P. A. Breeden ('56) was an outstanding TYPHOON Basketball player. Her brother, Granville Breeden enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after NNHS and I remember when he returned from Recruit Training at Parris Island, SC. He came to the Rec Swimming Pool on his first leave, and I was working that day. I hardly recognized him as he had grown stronger and taller. A couple of years later we had a nice "mini-reunion" off Roosevelt Roads, PR when I was serving in USS BOXER (LPH-4) and Granville was among the embarked Marines from Camp LeJeune, NC participating in amphibious warfare training on Vieques Island, PR while on Caribbean Sea patrol. We passed the time away talking about TYPHOON days in the warm breezes of the Caribbean Sea resting on the Forecastle of the BOXER.
I sure hope that Elizabeth will convey my warmest regards to both P. A. and Granville.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Joe!  What a great story!  I remember P. A.     He was King of the Senior Class of 1956 - along with Queen    Judy Leggette (Isn't she beautiful?!?)  I did not recall Granville, however.  And I can't seem to find him now, either....


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/24/05 - "Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - FAMOUS

Hi, Carol:
I enjoyed reading the account of the news of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy by   Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA that reached those serving in USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) in the Pacific Ocean and reaction of the people in Taiwan following the tragedy. May I nominate Jerry for the Famous Sailors page on your website, please. I am sure he can find a photo in his Navy uniform to furnish you a copy to meet your rigid, unbending, un-yielding requirements for that section of your website. Not that you are being "Bratty" or anything like that...just enforcing standards.
Happy Thanksgiving!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   I knew that would not be lost on you, Adonis!

   And no, of course I would never be bratty!    Everyone knows what a Sweetie-Pie I am.  But Rules are RULES - even if I did make them up myself! 

   Even more important than an image, I need Jerry's birth date, birth place, and other occupations for that page.  Oh, Jer-ry.......

   Thanks, Joe!


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/254/05 - "Thank you...":

For the beautiful Thanksgiving Newsletter .  We had a delicious dinner with friends and then watched old Red Skelton shows (on DVD)...the commercials were as funny as the was so innocent then! 

By the way I am going to make your Rice in Cream pudding as soon as we clean out the Thanksgiving leftovers (my friend and I shared all the leftover goodies). 

Love, Jean

P. S. I love those Thanksgiving hymns...

   Thank you, Jean!


  From Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of Northern VA - 11/25/05:


Here are some pictures I promised to send. The Colonial Hotel and my father’s restaurant, the Colony Restaurant, are shown. You can see in the pictures shipyard workers on their lunch hour lined up waiting to get served. One of the pictures also shows a little bit of one of the Shipyard Apartment Buildings.

I am also sending a picture of my father’s first restaurant, the Sanitary Lunch. The picture dates back to the early forties before he expanded into the shoe repair shop next door. My father bought the space and doubled the size of the restaurant. When I was growing up a Mr. Carter and his wife ran another shoe repair shop next door to the restaurant where the Chicago Meat Market had been. (At least I think I remember his name was Mr. Carter.) If you look closely, you can see the trolley tracks on Washington Avenue. I remember riding the trolley down 28th street when I was very young, probably a preschooler. At that time the Greyhound Bus Station was located on the northeast corner of Washington Avenue and 28th across from where we later went to Antine’s.  And it seems to me that there was a park on that corner by the bus station, with a fountain in it. Later Grant's Five and Dime store located in that spot while the bus station moved to West Avenue and 26th street. Does anyone else remember a park by the bus station at the corner of Washington Avenue and 28th Street?

   I don't remember it, as I think it was long gone by the time we moved to the Peninsula in January of 1954, but I believe you are referring to Washington Park    Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, bless his heart, located several images of it, and we have them posted on the Downtown  page:


I have lots more pictures to send and lots more to tell about, so I’ll continue on another day. All my good wishes and thanks to the visitors and writers to this site who share their memories of our youth and our hometown. When I look at the “NOW” pictures that are posted on the site, the cold, sterile look of the “NOW”  buildings is such a contrast to the “THEN” buildings with their architecture that gave warmth and a distinctive personality to downtown.

   You've just given me the opportunity to wax sentimental over my favorite section of the website.  When I first returned to the Peninsula in October of 2000 after an absence of many years, I simply could not reconcile so many places as they presented themselves with anything I could remember.  When      Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA joined us early in 2003 and began creating the THEN and NOW images, it was invaluable to me in reorienting myself.  As sad as it makes me to see what has happened in the last 40 years, I very deeply appreciate the time and work Dave invested in offering these pictures to us.  Thank you again, David! 

Take care, Carol.

Colony Restaurant Colony Restaurant Colonial Hotel and Colony Restaurant Sanitary Restaurant  

 WOWZERS!!!  These are waaaay cool!  I made these updates this morning: - brand new page

   Thanks so much, Aretie!


  From Liz Breeden ('61) of VA - 11/25/05:

This is great. I have to thank    Sandy (Ray - '61 - of VA) for letting me know about it. Great. 

Liz Breeden

   We're glad you're enjoying it all, Liz!  Thanks for telling us!


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

                          Love to all, Carol





You've Lost That Loving Feeling

(The Righteous Brothers)

You never close your eyes any more
When I kiss your lips
And there's no tenderness like before
In your fingertips
You're trying hard not to show it baby
But baby, baby I know it

You've lost that loving feeling
Oh, that loving feeling
You've lost that loving feeling
Now it's gone, gone, gone

Now there's no tenderness
In your eyes when I reach for you
And girl you're starting to criticize
little things I do
It makes me just feel like crying baby
'Cause baby, something beautiful's dying

You've lost that loving feeling
Oh that loving feeling
Bring back that loving feeling
Now it's gone gone gone
And I can't go on

Baby baby I get down on my knees for you
If you would only love me like you used to do
We had a love
A love a love you don't find every day
So don't...don't...don't let it slip away

Bring back that loving feeling
Oh, that loving feeling
Bring back that loving feeling
Now it's gone...gone...gone...
And I can't go on...

"You've Lost That Loving Feeling" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"You've Lost That Loving Feeling" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!

"Lost Love" Image courtesy of - 11/25/05

Red Dripping Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of – 11/25/05

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