"Christmas Eve was a night of
- Bess Streeter Aldrich (Song of Years)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I hope you enjoyed a quiet evening with those you love.
Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario - 12/24/05 - "Merry Christmas....by Santa
|Merry Christmas....by Santa &
Ooooh - thanks, Helen!
From Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 12/24/05:
Carol, thanks for including the write-up on “Christmas” from Debbie Daniel of TX. I couldn’t have said it any better!!!
Steve Veazey NNHS ‘60
Thank you, Steve - and Merry Christmas to you, too!
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 12/24/05 - "Jim Hogan":
I don't know if you ever read the sports page of the Daily Press, so thought you might like to see this article about Jimmy Hogan, Class of 67. I'm sure there are former players from our class and others that played with Jimmy during their high school careers. I think it's been mentioned before that Jimmy still holds some records and this article confirms it. Yet another reason for us Typhoons to be proud.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family and all our classmates.
Thank you so much, Sandi!
Merry Christmas to you and Dale, too! Keep reading!
From Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA - 12/24/05:
You might want to go the Daily Press web site today (12/24/05). On the front page of the sports section there’s a good article on Jimmy Hogan, NNHS Class of ’67, titled "Where are they Now?" It’s about how he set national records for TD passes and passing yardage in one (1) game against Denbigh High.
Merry Christmas to you and all *Typhoon and their families (**Crabbers too).
Jimmy Walker ’62
*Back in the day I was told, I suspect in error, that there‘s no plural (s) for Typhoon…somebody help me!
**I know I need to get over it, but I can’t yet…maybe in the next 43 years.
You're a hoot, Jimmy! GIGGLES!!!
I'll repeat it here:
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/12/05 - "The NNHS "Typhoon"":
"Deja vu all over again"?
Oh, certainly, I remember, Wayne Honey. I just wanted you to say it all over again! And bless your heart, you didn't let me down! Your answer appeared within moments of the question, as I knew it would. Thanks so much!
Now as to the "Crabbers", they can call themselves whatever they want and I don't know why?
However, and I don't know why on this one either, but I do know it to be true, WE (sports teams) were referred to as the NNHS "Typhoon", not "Typhoons". As an athlete I remember this well. As someone has previously stated, our logo is that of a tornado, not a typhoon, which of course is a hurricane in our parts!
Seriously, our sports teams were always identified as the "Newport News High Typhoon". If you have or can get your hands on them, read the sports pages of our time and you will see that term always used in what appears to be the singular. But, it isn't; in that context it is inclusive of the entire team, all members. Our sports teams were not a number of "little storms" running hither and yond, but ONE BIG STORM ALL TOGETHER! Thus, the NNHS TYPHOON! When the article referred to an individual of the "Typhoon" team, it was always< ...the Typhoon's so and so did such and such...>an apostrophe and "s" after the "n" identified an individual. I would not be surprised to hear that Coach Conn had something to do with the concept of naming our teams as ONE UNIT, that is to mean a team, not a group of individuals.
As a side note, "the Duke University of the West", Stanford University is known as the "Cardinal", not "Cardinals"!
Now, as students of NNHS, as a number of individuals, we would then be Typhoons, the plural, or if so chosen: "TYPHOON FOREVER". The school was not a sports team, nor were athletes non students!
I stand ready to defend my position, with evidence!!
R. Wayne Stokes
Thank you, thank, you, thank you!!!
I also remember having this conversation over the phone with you. I asked you whether I should close these newsletters with "TYPHOONS FOREVER!" (as I do) or "TYPHOON FOREVER!". You said that would depend on what I meant. (And whoever knows what that could be?!?) After much soul-searching, I decided to stay with "TYPHOONS FOREVER!" There was ample justification for using either. I'm sure there was some perfectly plausible reason why I chose this one.
I just don't especially remember what it was. I probably flipped a coin.... Sigh.
Thanks again, Wayne Honey!
And as for the Jimmy Hogan story, keep reading!
|Thanks, Jimmy - Merry Christmas!|
From Billy Fitzgerald ('58) of VA - 12/24/05:
Carol, thanks for all you do, and sharing your story.
I am sure you know Vernon Cartwright; he is a good friend, and we have done some business together.
Um, actually, I don't......
On Saturday 12/24/05 in the Sports section, under Where are they now? It’s a great picture of Jimmy Hogan NNHS 67, and his story of his setting some football records, that still stand today. It would be wonderful for your newsletter. His brother Ben also went to NNHS, and Ben’s wife also and played in the band. Ben is now Principal at Hines Middle School in the NN public school system.
Have a very Merry Christmas.
Thank you, Billy!
Okay, here's the holiday surprise. So that we could preserve that article for our archive, I applied it and the two images to its own page, and attached it to the 1967 Section of the embryonic Football section:
http://www.nnhs65.com/FB-Alone-at-the-Top.html - brand new page
What an amazing story that is! Thanks so much, Sandi, Jimmy, and Billy for bringing it to my attention. I would not have seen it - and certainly not today!
Have a wonderful weekend - whatever you're celebrating. Merry Christmas!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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"I only have two kinds of days: happy and hysterically happy."
Words by Josef Mohr (11 Dec 1792 - 05 Dec 1848), about 1816
Translated to English by John Freeman Young (30 Oct 1820 - 15 Nov 1885), 1863
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber (25 Nov 1787 - 07 June 1963), about 1820
"This hymn’s history is the source
of some disagreement. The traditional story is that Mohr and Gruber
wrote it in Oberndorf, Austria, on Christmas Eve when they discovered the church organ was broken
(different versions say it rusted out, or mice chewed through vital parts). However, recent evidence
indicates this may be only folklore. An old manuscript has reportedly been discovered that shows
Franz Gruber wrote the score 2-4 years after Mohr wrote the lyrics. Whatever the truth, this carol
has been a Christmas favorite for almost 200 years."
night, holy night!
"Silent Night" midi and German and English lyrics courtesy of http://www.ylw.mmtr.or.jp/~johnkoji/hymn/xmas/ – 11/22/05
"Stille Nacht" history and "Silent Night" English lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/i/silntnit.htm - 12/23/05
Baby Jesus with Lambs clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/mystryeyez/BAttic/titles/xmas3d/BabyJesus.jpg - 12/04/05
Tiny Baby Jesus clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy
of http://www.twoheartsdesign.com/images/clipart/catholic/christmas/nativity/index.html - 12/23/05
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