Hilton Pier
Newport News, VA
  Saturday, March 19, 2005, 4:37 PM Sunday, February 25, 2007  
  Image by Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66)
of VA sent 12/06/06
Thanks, Jamey!
Image by Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66)
of VA sent 07/13/09
Thanks, Jamey!
Image by Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66)
of VA sent 07/30/09
Thanks, Jamey!

I had a surprise phone call from my good friend, Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA today. That was one of the highlights of my week - especially when she said she remembered me as "such a sweet girl" - which came as a real shock to me, but a very pleasant one. We laughed and giggled and reminisced and had a great time. She told me she would be sending me this image of Hilton Pier.

   After discovering just how poor my memory is, she asked me if I'd ever been there. 

I said, "That depends. Was it a place to go parking?" 


 She said, "No, you hussy!", but by then I was laughing too hard to remember what she said.

- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC - 12/06/06
Thanks again, Jamey! You really lifted my spirits!

..... From Aug 57 until I got married Dec 61, Hilton was my ground. We got off the bus and bought our cokes at White's Drugs and all summers were spent at Hilton Pier, and to this day, that is where I go if I have things to sort out or just feel down in the dumps. I took a picture of the pier at sunset one day in January when I got a new cell phone and that is my wallpaper!

- Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 04/11/07
Thanks, Karrin!

I am still in Hilton Village. I can't imagine living anywhere else, except maybe Wilmington, NC. My fondest memories are going down to Hilton Pier at about 10 in the morning and having my mother come down and drag me home for dinner, those were the thin tan years. We had two lifeguards, one being my future brother in law Dan Adams, who later taught English at NNHS.

- Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 04/12/07
Thanks, Jamey!

 I know this will sound totally unfathomable to you, Jamey dear, but after pondering the question for 2-1/2 years, I'm relatively certain that I've never seen Hilton Pier - no, not once! While I lived in Newport News, it was just toooo far away from Stuart Gardens. And once I moved away, there simply was never the time. I passed through Main Street in Hilton Village many times, of course, but I was too busy gawking at all the lovely historic homes and buildings. Actually, I'm not even certain I was ever even aware of the existence of Hilton Pier (yes, I've always lived in a Dixie Cup!), so I appreciate your sharing this image and your memories with us!

- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of IL - 07/14/09
Thanks again, Jamey!

(This page was finally created on 04/13/07 - having been promised to Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66)
of VA on 12/06/06.  SHEESH!!!)

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