Rainbow Soda Shop

5003 Huntington Avenue
Newport News, VA

1950s 1959 Anchor, p. 186 Sunday, August 10, 2003
04/14/04 Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/11/03
Thanks, Dave!

My best to Charlie Hilling (Class of 56), now enjoying retirement as I am.  He and his brothers were one of the North End families that I remember
as we all hung out at the Rainbow on 50th Street and played in the Big Field at 48th Street and Virginia Avenue, now Warwick Boulevard.  I sure
would like to know the whereabouts of Freddie McDowell.  I wonder if Freddie can still shoot his "set shot" like he did when he played basketball. 
It sure was pretty to see those long shots.  I think Freddie was in the Class of 55, if I am not mistaken although if might be Class of 56. 
THANKS, for the memories of North End. 

- Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA  - 08/06/04
Thanks, Bobby!

Look to the Rainbow

Words and Music by E.Y. Harburg and Burton Lane, from "Finian's Rainbow," 1946

On the day I was born,
Said my father, said he
I've an elegant legacy waiting for ye.
'Tis a rhyme for your lips
And a song for your heart
To sing it whenever the world falls apart

(chorus -)
Look, look, look to the rainbow
follow it over the hill and stream
look look look to the rainbow
follow the fellow who follows a dream.

'Twas a sumptuous gift
To bequeath to a child
Oh, the lure of that song kept me feet running wild
For you never grow old
And you never stand still
With whippoorwills singing beyond the next hill.

So I pondered my heart
and I roamed the world free
To the east with the lark
To the west with the sea
And I searched all the earth
And I scanned all the skies
But I found it at last in my own true love's eyes.

“Look to the Rainbow” midi and lyrics courtesy of “The World's Most Haunting Melodies” -
 http://www.amaranthpublishing.com/haunting.htm - 07/15/07

"Rainbow and River" clip art courtesy
of http://webclipart.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brownielocks.com%2Fbackground_files%2Frainbow%26river.jpg - 04/14/04

"Soda Shop Customer" clip art courtesy of http://www.ahaimages.com/ca/fnb/fnb0027.html - 04/14/04

Rainbow Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars13.html - 07/16/07

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