Reedy's Jewelry
222 - 28th Street
Newport News, VA 23607

 1962 Anchor, p. 185  


 Garland Elroy Reedy

NEWPORT NEWS - Garland Elroy Reedy, 87, a native of Ashe County, N.C. and a Peninsula resident since 1943, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005. Mr. Reedy was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board and was a long time secretary of the Sunday School. He was a member of Bremond Masonic Lodge #241 AF&AM, the Wm. J. Mahon Lodge #303, AF&AM, the Order of the Eastern Star, Emera Chapter #31, and the Newport News Scottish Rite Bodies. He was also a member of the Exchange Club of Wythe, and the Peninsula Watchmakers and Jewelers Guild. Mr. Reedy was a watch and jewelry repairman and had owned and operated his own shop in downtown Newport News and later in Hampton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice M. Reedy whom he married in 1949, and is survived by two sons, Herman F. Moore and Herbert L. Moore; and a brother James Weldon Reedy. A Masonic Service will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Peninsula Funeral Home after which the family will receive friends until 8:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Published in the Daily Press on 10/12/2005.
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Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

Music by Jules Styne, Lyrics by Leo Robin, 1949

The French are glad to die for love
They delight in fighting duels
But I prefer a man who lives
And gives expensive jewels
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl's best friend

A kiss may be grand but it won't pay the rental
On your humble flat, or help you at the automat
Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end
But square-cut or pear-shaped
These rocks don't lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

...Tiffany's ... Cartier...Black Star, Frost, Gorham
Talk to me, Harry, Winston, tell me all about it!
There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
But diamonds are a girl's best friend

There may come a time when a hard-boiled employer
Thinks you're awful nice
But get that ice or else no dice
He's your guy when stocks are high
But beware when they start to descend
It's then that those louses go back to their spouses
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

I've heard of affairs that are strictly platonic
But diamonds are a girl's best friend

And I think affairs that you must keep liaisonic
Are better bets if little pets get big baggettes
Time rolls on and youth is gone
And you can't straighten up when you bend
But stiff back or stiff knees
You stand straight at Tiffany's

Diamonds... Diamonds...
- I don't mean rhinestones -
But Diamonds, Are A Girl's Best Friend

(This page was created on 10/20/05 when Ron Miller - '59 - of NC - informed me of Mr. Reedy's death.
Thanks so much, Ron!)

"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" lyrics courtesy of - 12/02/03

"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" midi courtesy of,
via Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/02/03
Thanks, Dave!

Masonic Emblem courtesy of - 06/15/07

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