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01/24/19 12:37 PM #606    

 

Joseph Mazza

Good way to put it, John. 


01/24/19 03:51 PM #607    

Cecil Trollinger

gee,  i  was   hoping  we hadn't reached the 7th  inning stretch yet.


01/26/19 11:04 AM #608    

 

Donald Moore, Jr.

An old friend sent me these two links (he is from Suitland but an ok guy). The jingles associated with them have been running through my head ever sense and I can’t get rid of them. I am sending this in hopes that they will migrate to one of you and free up my head. Best of luck, hope to be at the reunion in OC.

http://www.thejoyboys.com/eleonard.htm

https://email.getpocket.com/wf/click?upn=JYIMZT5-2Fob-2F62XkCWVTDp3-2FwmNCQNN15Xy-2FBl9rU77xUOKxcxoql5SkW9lz2rEdXQEzjBOekH9cCulSTBOWtxfODXDV4OrOpe5bZHoydf6BD7FsWx7T9n3VxdCdqFB-2F348hR7ai-2FVDqEEEJoyO6or5ld5E8GTXs1kPyWbPZFzIeNbYZBBJLpRDTW1LvP6OTz_o5XZDIB89xK1-2BbAKrC5Q5EIKPo2myI-2FBUDX-2BmOpJpI5YVaQx7GQtahehs6KC0ykE-2BoDPlDqZh8gQ-2FSUH-2FDlwQBn1ODjQy4SVtJoXTtjxNhVs-2FAFuYBNg5jxtiIqr-2B-2BWNen2YvVtPYG3eCqffdA4qUcy6PMTJL1OhudOXLKuCRJmSIo-2FnMxtRxnwF7aqu2vmukq6sOMgPLf188wB17GIoUH4eB27EhWO7Wh8bo5bL2OE5gnwGLLWlusv2xjskA11sQD7pb-2FzdB0y6rI8QGYe-2B0BV04ygRPUZlWH4oMhb1P4S4lsdEeTJJk5xmwBth1m945iNFqS-2BOr-2FZtZs91xI1mhzOG7EK6B9YSSs06T-2Fb62NN-2BeZITWWv2j7wQfADkvoQBqE3cuwRQgMdCfYUVL3G3838U7xd1e4fw143jl41Ro31mC2P4Wot-2FbecSE3TkTzR8Yu9jKrp-2B-2FCSDhNSI9WrLrQmopGPR9tq1-2FW85BAIDT6paQbt3HRw8m8bKHsLkT5FBLhD6ELT9RmxZiXvuxmhNBS6R9EcVc4Kozt4DzJi4QGh5OdouDMUgoXdHH83tslY9


01/26/19 09:32 PM #609    

 

John Tillman

Ah, the Joy Boys!  Ed Walker and Willard Scott.
I never listened to them on radio, however I had a good friend in High School who listened to them all the time and would continually sing their opening ditty.

http://www.thejoyboys.com/sound/short1.mp3

He never sang the cymbal crash at the beginning though.laugh


01/27/19 11:47 AM #610    

 

Grace Dodson (Stasica)

Jane, thank you for reminding us of those we lost last year.  Blessings - Grace


01/27/19 11:59 AM #611    

 

Steve Pasquini

That great old Eddie Leonard’s jingle Is particularly meaningful to me!   When I was a disc jockey on WPGC, I played that jingle hundreds of times. Certainly you remember “Good Guy Jumping Jack Rabbit!”. Yep, that was me, 10 AM to 3 PM, late 1969 through early 1970.  I also had the pleasure of working with one of the Joy Boys of Radio, Ed Walker (he was blind). When Willard Scott went to NBC in New York to be The Today Show weatherman, Ed moved from WRC to WLMD where I was on the air as “Steve Alexander”.  Ed was as  fine a gentleman as I had ever met.  My radio days also included WEEL, WHMC and WPIK; as “Tony Mann”. All a blast!  So, I bought three other radio stations, built them up over 15 years and sold them.  Those great old radio days have enabled me to be pretty good at “name that tune“.  Oh, did I forget to tell you that  I ran into Janis Joplin at Woodstock?   That’s another whole story for another time. All of this because of an Eddie Leonard‘s sandwich shop jingle!  Got a run now honey bunny, it’s good guy jumping jack rabbit on color radio WPGC with a six pack of hits from the dial with a smile, where good guy Harv Moore, the boy nextdoor,  is the man in the morning, woo let’s go! (Play Born to be wild)


01/27/19 09:23 PM #612    

 

James Novotny

There was also Harden and Weaver and The Car Guys.  You don't need pictures to see what you're hearing.  Harden and Weaver's lawyers were Sandbar, Quagmire, Flostsom and Jetison.  Back when we were kids I believe WMAL had a half hour of comedy around 11:30 at night.  Dad would set his radio to shut off when the show was over and crank up the volume for all to hear.  From that half hour I grew very fond of the radio comedians especially The Bickersons.


01/28/19 01:42 PM #613    

 

Joseph Mazza

Remember the five minute TV show Sam & Friends? Forerunner of the Muppets. Puppets mouthing popular songs of the time. "Sam and Friends, brought to you by -- Esskay!"

 


03/08/19 10:26 AM #614    

 

Jean Clevenstine (Wright)

Larry Humm

I received a call the other week from Rick Custis letting me know that Larry Humm has past away from a heart attack.

He was living with his wife in Beliza.

I know that he was in our class but not sure as to why he's not in the yearbook or did not gradulate with us.

Maybe someone can solve the mystery of this.

Jean


03/10/19 02:11 PM #615    

 

Steve Pasquini

So sad to know about Larry.   I remember him well.  He was such a fine guy.  Condolences to his friends and family.  Rest in peace old friend. 


03/15/19 08:30 PM #616    

 

David (Bob) Chance

From:  Patricia Brown Lackey
Email:   


I saw the notice for the OHHS64 reunion in the Washington Post with your contact information. I want to let you know that my brother, George Michael Brown, died April 16, 2013 of cancer. He will no longer be among your missing. Thanks, Patricia Brown Lackey, OHHS65. 


05/01/19 12:32 PM #617    

 

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

Having taught grades 1, 2, 3/4, 4, 6, 7,  and 8,( in variouis states--MA; MD--P. G. Co., and St. Mary's; KY, VA--Hampton and Newport News, as well as teaching soldiers BSEP (basic skills ed. program) at Ft. Knox (and encouraging them to go to college--many did :)! ), and have been a school counselor in KS as well as being a parent counselor for Oregon State Children's Services Division (a dual M.A.), my most difficult challenges were during the last 16 years in Newport News, VA. Along with the usual stress, etc., of teaching middle school, I have found that the physical issues were profound--2 carpal tunnel surgeries--too much writing; 2 cataract surgeries from using an overhead computer; stomach issues from 7th graders showing off to classmates and squirting hand sanitizer into my tea mug on my desk for 4+ months (Oct-Jan); and 2 concussions--#1--a nail holding one end of a 6' metal movie screen came out of the mortar between the cement blocks causing the screen to fall down and hit the right side of my head in front of 8th graders, 3/12; #2--an out-of control 6 th grader who loudly proclaimed, "I didn't take my ADHD medicine today!" as he ran around the room and was one pf my favorites, literally ran into me at dismissal time.  I was standing outside of the door and he ran into me, causing me to go backwards across the hall and hit the concrete block wall hard. Immediately, my head went back and forth against the wall and I hit the wall so hard that I lost bladder control!!  (Thank God I was wearing jeans!)  Yesterday, while I was tutoring 4-6 year olds, one of the other teachers can to me and told me that she had seen a news report about the boys putting hand sanitizer in my tea cup on youtube.  If you are interested in seeing 2 local stations report of that incident the news reports from back then (which I saw for the first time last night--4/30/19), here's the info to type in on youtube:

413 views6 years ago  Anita Blanton reports.
 

 

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2.6K views6 years ago  abc13.news (CH. 13)  Newport News Police spokesman Lou Thurston said a school resource officer at Hines Middle got information in January that a ..
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.What a way to get on TV--at least my name wasn't used.  And, in court, I asked for leniency for the boys because they really weren't doing it maliciously but just to be "cute" when my back was turned.

 

Jane Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/01/19 12:32 PM #618    

 

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

Having taught grades 1, 2, 3/4, 4, 6, 7,  and 8,( in variouis states--MA; MD--P. G. Co., and St. Mary's; KY, VA--Hampton and Newport News, as well as teaching soldiers BSEP (basic skills ed. program) at Ft. Knox (and encouraging them to go to college--many did :)! ), and have been a school counselor in KS as well as being a parent counselor for Oregon State Children's Services Division (a dual M.A.), my most difficult challenges were during the last 16 years in Newport News, VA. Along with the usual stress, etc., of teaching middle school, I have found that the physical issues were profound--2 carpal tunnel surgeries--too much writing; 2 cataract surgeries from using an overhead computer; stomach issues from 7th graders showing off to classmates and squirting hand sanitizer into my tea mug on my desk for 4+ months (Oct-Jan); and 2 concussions--#1--a nail holding one end of a 6' metal movie screen came out of the mortar between the cement blocks causing the screen to fall down and hit the right side of my head in front of 8th graders, 3/12; #2--an out-of control 6 th grader who loudly proclaimed, "I didn't take my ADHD medicine today!" as he ran around the room and was one pf my favorites, literally ran into me at dismissal time.  I was standing outside of the door and he ran into me, causing me to go backwards across the hall and hit the concrete block wall hard. Immediately, my head went back and forth against the wall and I hit the wall so hard that I lost bladder control!!  (Thank God I was wearing jeans!)  Yesterday, while I was tutoring 4-6 year olds, one of the other teachers can to me and told me that she had seen a news report about the boys putting hand sanitizer in my tea cup on youtube.  If you are interested in seeing 2 local stations report of that incident the news reports from back then (which I saw for the first time last night--4/30/19), here's the info to type in on youtube:

413 views6 years ago  Anita Blanton reports.
 

 

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2.6K views6 years ago  abc13.news (CH. 13)  Newport News Police spokesman Lou Thurston said a school resource officer at Hines Middle got information in January that a ..
********************************

.What a way to get on TV--at least my name wasn't used.  And, in court, I asked for leniency for the boys because they really weren't doing it maliciously but just to be "cute" when my back was turned.

 

Jane Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/07/19 04:28 AM #619    

 

John Tillman

Hi everyone,
Well, days are growing shorter and it has finally cooled down. I lit the fire for the first time last night.  The Temperature was down to 4oC this morning.

I will soon be off for another year of quiet mornings communing with nature while stealing the queens firewood.  I have reached the point where I want to keep a 3 year supply on hand "just in case"


05/08/19 02:07 AM #620    

 

John Tillman

Of course my quiet mornings spent communing with nature does involve the use of a chainsaw

Chainsaw animated emoticon


05/30/19 01:39 AM #621    

 

John Tillman

Marinated Firewood

Winters do get cold here in Australia. Even though I live on a latitude similar to that of Sarasota Florida, it is not uncommon for the temperature to fall below freezing at nights in the winter. And it can get very windy, just like DC.
The further south you go, the colder it gets. Melbourne and Canberra are really quite unpleasant in the winter.

Central heating for homes is virtually unheard of in Australia.
I have a free standing wood heater in the corner of my front room that I use to heat the house.
I started heating the house a few weeks ago and will probably have the fire going every night until sometime in October. It is an older house with lots of drafts and no insulation in the walls although we did have insulation installed in the ceiling. That made a huge difference in our ability to heat the house.
We still get through quite a bit of firewood in a year. I steal the Queens windfall firewood from the side of the road.

On another note, I have been making and using biodiesel for about the last 18 years to fuel my cars. There is no shortage of used french fry oil in my back yard, but I have never been able to figure out a safe method of burning the French Fry oil in a wood fired stove to heat my house.
This winter I decided to try "marinating" the firewood to see if that might be a viable method of using the French Fry oil to help heat the house.
My firewood is cut in lengths about 12” to 16” long that I stand upright in a 20 litre (5 gal) pail and pour used French Fry oil into the pail until it is to the top of the pail with just the tops of the firewood sticking clear.
Over the period of 3- 4 days the oil climbs up to the top of the wood and there is a very noticeable lowering of the oil level in the pail.
The wood is saturated in oil- AND DOES IT BURN- WOW!

I do have to be careful controlling the air supply, but once the fire gets established and the air supply adjusted properly it burns really nicely and substantially longer than just a piece of wood.

It is early days yet but I can see a very noticeable decrease in the amount of wood I am burning each night.


05/30/19 04:30 PM #622    

 

Dale Johnson

 

John,

Interesting post by you regarding using that cooking oil to enhance the fireability of cut logs.  Have you checked for btu?  also, is there cresote buildup in the stove pipe?

Run into any Brown snakes ?.  I hear they are quite well known down under....

Dale for Shirley Johnson (Best)


05/31/19 12:30 AM #623    

 

John Tillman

Hi Dale,

I have just started an experiment to determine how much oil is absorbed by the wood.

I weighed 2 pieces of firewood before sticking them in the oil.
I will then weigh them each day for several days to see how much oil is actually absorbed into the wood.

The energy density of seasoned wood is about 15.5 MJ/Kg (about 6,663.81 BTU/ Pound) while the energy density for Vegetable oil is about 42.2 MJ/Kg (about 18,142.75 BTU/ Pound) so I should have a good idea in a few days how much heating the French Fry oil is actually providing.

Last night was down to -3.4C/ 26F which is about as cold as it gets here in Paradise, and I did not burn anywhere near the amount of wood I would normally burn on a night this cold.  I may have just increased my 3 year firewood supply to a 4 or 5 year supply.  Winking smiley 52

I will have to keep an eye on any possible build-up in the chimney. The chimney is a stainless steel pipe about 15' long running straight up through the ceiling and roof.  Normally there is a small build-up of something in it over the heating season and then during the summer months it falls off into the firebox.

Surprisingly, while I have seen a few snakes in my yard over the years, I have never run into any snakes while collecting firewood.  I do keep my eyes open though "just in case".  

Australia is overly blessed with assorted fauna that are best avoided. Besides any number of different species of venemus snakes, there is the tiny irukandji box Jellyfish  along with Stone fish that will happily kill you while swimming if you are not careful.
It is now common practice to only swim at netted beaches at certain times of the year in Northern Australian waters to avoid any possibility of contact with the irukandji jellyfish.

Even the Male Platapus has a barb on it's hind leg that can inject you with a painful venum.

 

 


05/31/19 06:21 PM #624    

 

Dale Johnson

 

John, thanks for the posting on your experiment with the oil and firewood.  I would bet the oil  will add to your heating and reduce the amount of wood you would need, not sure about buildup in the stove pipe, something to keep checking at the end of the seasons I suppose.  

I follow Australia a lot and love that country, New Zealand too.  I know the brown snakes are quite around in the East and South.  Lots of creatures to watch out for there, but Australia is a vast and beautiful place.  I watched the entire Ghan rail trip on my computer over a couple days.  It was quite the rail trip all the way from the South of Australia to the North.  It's called The Ghan, Australias greatest train journey.  I viewed it on my computer, readly available youtube.  

Dale for Shirley Ann Johnson (Best)

 

 


06/05/19 07:59 PM #625    

 

Joseph Mazza

Just ran across this. For those of us who knew him at St Columba, a great loss. 

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-schubert&pid=184181706


06/06/19 12:42 PM #626    

 

James Novotny

Joe,

    I remember "Father" Schubert very well.  He was an outstanding priest and mentor.  He was also the nudge I needed to leave the church.  During our years at Oxon Hill there would be retreats at St. Columba.  I remember Bobby Cox and Linda Peterson also attending.  Joe was a great leader that would make the retreat less solemn and more uplifting.  Then he began to activate for allowing women of the church to use birth control.  Church leadership frowned on that and eventually he ended up in a sort of halfway house for priests who strayed from doctrine.  Gave them a chance to contemplate their failings.  I saw him a couple of times during that period and he was not happy.  I lost track of him after he left the priesthood until one day during regestration at University of Maryland.  In the bookstore I heard someone call my name and it was him.   He was his old bubbly self and we questioned each other about what we would be studying.  As he left he turned and came back with a big grin on his face he said "I want to tell you something, I'm gay".  I asked "Are you happy?".  He gave me a big hug and said yes. 

    After letting such a good and devoted man go I could no longer stay with a church that I already questioned.  Ihonestly have thought of him frequently wondering if he was still as happy as he was in the book store.  Judging from the obit, I didn't have to worry.  

    Thanks for posting this. 


06/06/19 12:43 PM #627    

 

Margaret Todd (Farney)

Thanks for posting this Joe.  Father Shubert was a wonderful priest, and a wonderful man.  I still have very fond memories of the years he spent with us, first at St. Barnabas, then at St. Columba.  The religion class he taught us at St. Columba when we were either Juniors or Seniors in HS was the best I ever had.  It really broadened my perspective on my religious experience.  I always wondered what happened to him after he left the priesthood; now I know.  He went on to become an accomplished artist, educator and activist.  I am truly proud to have known him.


06/06/19 07:03 PM #628    

 

Dale Johnson

You folks all talk about those places that Shirley mentioned numerous times ago.  Indian Head highway, St.. Barnabas (sorry if I spelled it incorrectly), they all seem so familar to me and brings back memories of our  visits back to Shirleys home on Livingston Rd n Oxon Hill Md.    I am also a Marylander, born in Baltimore back in the war years when my dad worked in the open hearth furnaces at  the steel mills at Bethleham steel in Baltimore.  Shirleys brother Gordon  still lives in Maryland and is a first class oil painting artist.  I have a couple of his originals.  

 I'm sorry to rattle on and didn't mean to change the subject but I had to say something about those names you all mentioned, they mean very much to me now years later.  I feel like one of you, though I am not.  

All the best

Dale Johnson for Shirley Ann Johnson (Best) 


06/07/19 11:53 AM #629    

 

Joseph Mazza

Fort Washington picnic summer of '62 right before I left for New Orleans. On the left Chris Thompson (headband), me, and Joe Mattingly; on the right Father Schubert and I'm guessing maybe Dale Bown or Cathy Richardson.

 

 


06/07/19 02:06 PM #630    

Susan Russ (Bauman)

Father Schubert was so inspirational that a group of us from River Ridge used to go to daily mass during lent.  As I remember, he wasn't that much older than we were.  I can still picture him driving his little green VW Beetle.

Looking forward to seeing you all in October.


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