The Seafood Market
Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA
 
THEN: NOW:
 
  The Crab Odor Source on Armistead Ave near the I-64
and LaSalle overpass
And a better straight-on shot
of the Seafood Place
  Wednesday, September 8, 2004
  - Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/08/04
WOWZERS!  Thanks, Dave!

 

Once a month – the same day as we'd go drink our limeades in Phoebus -
Mama and Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 of NC) and I would drive on I-64 to Kecoughtan
to pick up my daddy from working his Officer of the Day 24-hour shift at the Veteran's Hospital
Obviously we'd have to pass by that horrendous stench near the LaSalle overpass.
 

One day – ONE DAY – as we approached the location, someone was cooking something truly

yummy – goulash or something beefy and oniony with a heavenly, delightful aroma.

   From the back seat (this was probably in 1956 or so, so I was about nine years old),
I called out, “Oh!  What’s that good smell?!?”

   And of course, a split second later we entered the domain of the seafood market. 
Not so good smelling.

 

   Mama and Eleanor dissolved into the same wild raucous laughter which I am experiencing now

at the memory of it all.  Forever after, EVERY single time we passed by, they would both sing out,

“Oh, Carol!  It’s the GOOD smell!!!”

- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC - 08/20/04


That is a great story about the seafood market.
You remembered it so well, because you were using all your senses.
The smell, the laughter, the teasing sure reinforced it into your memory.
It is too funny, and reminds us all about the importance of timing in our lives.

- Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/20/04
GIGGLES!  Thanks, Joe!


Take My Breath Away

 (Berlin)
 

Watching every motion
In my foolish lover's game
On this endless ocean
Finally lovers know no shame
Turning and returning
To some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion
As you turn around and say

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Watching I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones
Turning and returning
To some secret place to hide
Watching in slow motion
As you turn to me and say

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Through the hourglass I saw you
In time you slipped away
When the mirror crashed I called you
And turned to hear you say
If only for today
I am unafraid

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Watching every motion
In this foolish lover's game
Haunted by the notion
Somewhere there's a love in flames
Turning and returning
To some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion
As you turn my way and say

Take my breath away
Take my breath away


(This page was created on 09/08/04.)


"Take My Breath Away" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/7822/take.html,
at the suggestion of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/20/04, and the kind assistance of my #5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 08/23/04.
Thanks, Joe - and Nathaniel!

 "Take My Breath Away" lyrics courtesy of http://www.romantic-lyrics.com/lt1.shtml,
also
at the suggestion of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/20/04
Thanks again, Joe!

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