2718 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
  "I have determined from some innovative sleuthing that the cross street here is 28th ... and that the building on the left is Antine's  .... or what would eventually become Antine's."
  Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/01/03

Ooooh!  Thanks, Dave!
What a find!

Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/18/04

Thanks, Dave!

Tidewater's Finest Luncheonette
and Gift Shop

 Washington Ave.
at 28th Street

I scanned both sides at 600 dpi. That is why the files are so large.  But, you can almost read the labels on the candy bars, eh? 1958 Anchor, p. 152 1960s - "The Holy Grail"
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA -
09/19/05 and 10/07/05

WOWZERONI!  What a  FIND!!! 
I did compress the back of the card, but the front was just too fascinating not to see "up close and personal". So, this is a very large file, but well worth the wait. The detail is incredible. You can actually "walk around" in Antine's once more.
Thank you so much, Dave!

10/27/03 Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/27/03

Thanks so much, Dave!

  Thursday, October 23, 2003 Saturday, April 3, 2004
  OK, you already have THE HOLY GRAIL, the photo of Antine's. I recreated it today:
  Image by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/23/03

Thanks, Dave!

Image by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/03/04

Thanks, Dave!  SHEESH! 
How stark and ugly!
I assume this must be "The Unholy Grail."

With all of the old car quiz results being reported, I thought we needed a Vintage Newport News Traffic Cop to round out the nostalgia. This is a picture of my father in front of you know where.

I wonder if anyone knows any of the other people in this picture? That would be interesting.

- Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 03/11/14

WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you so much, Malcolm!


I have so many memories of Antine's and the time I spent there.  As a little girl
I was fascinated by the wonderful animated sign of coffee pouring from the pot.
As a teenager I remember the many Sunday afternoons my
mama and Rose Woodard
and I spent there after church.  Mr. Antine would come to our table and talk to my mama,
regaling her with stories of old times.  Our all-time favorite stories revolved around his
Russian Jewish grandfather, who had the ability to pronounce the word "shikse" (an
undesirable Gentile girl) in such a way that all within hearing range could smell her!
He was a delightful man, and I miss his charming tales.

- Carol Buckley Harty of NC - 10/24/03


I enjoyed looking at the Antine's link. I used to go into Antine's all the time. Our family attended Trinity Methodist Church on the next block
from Antine's and I would go in there between Sunday school and church service every Sunday. I also went in there a lot at lunchtime
on school days, since we had the luxury of roaming freely at lunchtime at NNHS. I remember the very last time I went there when
I was working as a temp Christmas worker at the N.N. Post Office during Christmas break as a freshman at Va. Tech.

I have the Post Card in the (top middle) image on the page above. My cousin Tom Nelson
gave it to me several years ago. He noticed it at a flea market or somewhere. I couldn't
see anything in the picture that even remotely reminded me of Washington Avenue.
I finally decided it was not really N.N.

- Doug Nelson ('64) of VA -12/04/03
Thanks, Doug!


Thanks for the pictures of Antine's... Mr. Antine and my dad (Sam Dorn) were partners there for years...
It was great going back to old memories. Antine's was a great place...I can remember the newsstand,
the waffles, and the great shakes! And Sammy the cook, who took me to Sunday school after breakfast there...

- Stacy Dorn ('64) of VA - 09/08/04
Thanks, Stacy!

David, thanks for the postcard of Antine's. I loved that place. If I remember correctly, it was not
far from
Tidewater Motorcycle. When I was thirteen, and pink and black were popular, Id get all
duded up in my black leather motorcycle jacket and snap jack blue suede shoes with my pink shirt
with the collar turned up and take the bus from Southampton all the way to Newport News and hang out
at the Harley shop and at Antine's. Then, Id go to the Saturday matinee up on Washington Avenue.
Boy, times were simpler then.

- Chandler Nelms (HHS - '63) of MD - 10/10/05
Amen to that!  Thanks, Chandler!


Ode to Coffee

Coffee, coffee, you're the stuff
To clear the clouded brain.
Could I of you but get enough
I never should complain.

Oh!  Coffee, coffee, sure thou art
By wisdom's love designed
To lull the achings of the heart
And calm the troubled mind.

Coffee, then to you I'll sing
As long as I am able.
You do such pleasant feelings bring
When seated at the table.

Then let us sip the flowing bowl;
It drives away all cares.
It clears the mazes of the soul,
And wipes away our tears.

Some doctors do believe in steam;
They say it cures so quick,
But sweetened coffee mixed with cream
Is better for the sick.

Some men like rum and freely quaff
And then lie down and sing.
They've no more sense than Aaron's calf,
For coffee is the thing.

- Dr. Alfred Brown Reid

b.  24 May 1794 - Pendleton, Anderson, SC
d. 9 Jan 1858 - Whitfield Co., GA

Third Great-Grandfather of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC,
and Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA


Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee

-  Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1932

Why worry when skies are gray?
Why should we complain?
Let's laugh at the cloudy day,
Let's sing in the rain,

Song writers say the storm quickly passes,
That's their philosophy.
They see the world through rose-colored glasses;
Why shouldn't we?

Just around the corner,
There's a rainbow in the sky,
So let's have another cup of coffee,
And let's have another piece o' pie.

Trouble's just a bubble,
And the clouds will soon roll by,
So let's have another cup of coffee,
And let's have another piece o' pie.

Let a smile be your umbrella,
For it's just an April show'r;
Even John D. Rockefeller
Is looking for the silver lining.

Mister Herbert Hoover says that
Now's the time to buy;

So let's have another cup of coffee,
And let's have another piece o' pie.


"Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee" midi and lyrics courtesy of,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/04/03.

(This page was created on 10/23/03.)


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