PERMANENT HONOR ROLL BOARDS
Hello to all THS Alumni!
This is JoAnne Nolemi, class of '77 and current faculty at Tottenville HS.
Concerning the Permanent Honor Roll boards: as usual with news items, there is always more to the story.
Here is the full story: Monday
- The Permanent Honor Roll boards will be REPLACED. Description: 8'X10" masonite, brown, with gold lettering. As of 2010, there were approximately 48 of them. We simply ran out of room.
- We are at this very moment putting together a digital permanent honor roll hyperlink on our website.
- We are currently in the planning stage of ENGRAVING all of the names on the walls of our entrance lobby.
- The reason for taking the boards down was simply due to size and space. There are currently 5,117 names on Tottenville High School's permanent honor roll. These date from 1940 to the graduating class of 2014. The new principal, Joseph Scarmato, is committed to keeping the legacy of our student-scholars always in the sight of our current young people
- I personally typed up all of the names. (You're welcome) :-). I ensured that every name is typed correctly and that each name is sorted by graduation year.
- The original boards were photographed and video taped in addition to be digitally archived.
- Linda Cutler Hauck of the Tottenville Historical Society collected some of the earlier ones, including the first board which is dedicated to Mr. Isidore P. Harris, a wonderful teacher who died in 1940. Mr. Harris conceived the Permanent Honor Roll. He was also the football and baseball coach and instituted THS's participation in the National Honor Society. I am so glad this his wonderful legacy will be remembered here at THS as well as by the excellent Tottenville Historical Society.
Please share this with all concerned Tottenville alumni. I have your back, Joe Scarmato and the administration has your back, and the students are right there with you as well. Our school honors and cherishes the legacy of all of our students and we would not permit our vital heritage to be lost.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
Best wishes to all-
JoAnne Luthmann Nolemi '77
Heritage Club, faculty advisor
Tottenville High School
I want all my friends and family to watch this - in case I need you. I've watched
it - in case you need me. Please watch - and then share. This short video illustrates
the best demonstration and gives the simplest explanation of exactly what to do
if someone near you collapses and is presumably having a heart attack. You could
very well save the life of a friend or loved one. Someone you share this video with
might save your life!
- Lee Shake
Heart Attack Prevention
How many of you have seen this video? I would not be afraid to use an AED now. How
about you?This is very good; I mean GREAT info so please send on.
Please watch this video and pass it to everyone you know. I've seen the AED's in
public places, but never knew how easy it is to use one.
- Lee Shake
Arrivals & Passings
By Pat Reischour
An old SI name:
Frank Scarangello, 89
CEO of Scaran Heating and Air Conditioning
THS, Class of '42. Also founding member of South Shore Band.
Pompeii - Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
Animation made for the Melbourne Museum ,
which This file recreates how the eruption
of Mt. Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii.
You can witness the eruption of
a volcano of over 2000+ years ago.....
Be alert to EVERYTHING ( sights & sounds) that
is happening including:
1. The clouds gliding by,
2. The birds fleeing,
3. The dogs barking,
4. The first steaming of the volcano,
5. The earthquakes,
6. The tiles falling from the roofs because of the earthquakes,
7. The sky turning dark with volcanic debris,
8. The accumulating debris on the roofs,
9. The pyroclastic flows coming down the left side of the mountain,
11. The buildings collapsing,
12. The pyroclastic flows overcoming the city,
13. The end of the city...... :-(
And be sure to Go Full-Screen. History Buffs will be fascinated
I NEVER KNEW THAT!
A SHOT OF WHISKEY
In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a shot of whiskey.
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS
American fighter planes in WW2 had machine guns that were fed by a belt of cartridges. The average plane held belts that were 27 feet (9 yards) long. If the pilot used up all his ammo he was said to have given it the whole nine yards.
BUYING THE FARM
This is synonymous with dying. During WW1 soldiers were given life insurance policies worth $5,000. This was about the price of an average farm, so if you died you "bought the farm" for your survivors.
IRON CLAD CONTRACT
This came about from the ironclad ships of the Civil War. It meant
something so strong it could not be broken.
PASSING THE BUCK / THE BUCK STOPS HERE
Most men in the early west carried a jack knife made by the Buck knife company. When playing poker it as common to place one of these Buck knives in front of the dealer so that everyone knew who he was. When it was time for a new dealer the deck of cards and the knife were given to the new dealer. If this person didn't want to deal he would "pass the buck" to the next player. If that player accepted then "the buck stopped there".
The Mississippi River was the main way of traveling from north to south. Riverboats carried passengers and freight but they were expensive so most people used rafts. Everything had the right of way over rafts which were considered cheap. The steering oar on the rafts was called a "riff" and this transposed into riff-raff, meaning low class.
The Old English word for "spider" was "cob".
SHIP STATE ROOMS
Traveling by steamboat was considered the height of comfort. Passenger cabins on the boats were not numbered. Instead they were named after states. To this day cabins on ships are called staterooms.
Early beds were made with a wooden frame. Ropes were tied across the frame in a criss-cross pattern. A straw mattress was then put on top of the ropes. Over time the ropes stretched, causing the bed to sag. The ownerwould then tighten the ropes to get a better night's sleep.
These were floating theaters built on a barge that was pushed by a steamboat.
These played small town along the Mississippi River. Unlike the boat shown in the movie "Showboat" these did not have an engine. They were gaudy and attention grabbing which is why we say someone who is being the life of the party is "showboating".
OVER A BARREL
In the days before CPR a drowning victim would be placed face down over a barrel and the barrel would be rolled back and forth in an effort to empty the lungs of water. It was rarely effective. If you are over a barrel you are in deep trouble.
Heavy freight was moved along the Mississippi in large barges pushed by steamboats. These were hard to control and would sometimes swing into piers or other boats. People would say they "barged in".
Steamboats carried both people and animals. Since pigs smelled so bad they they would be washed before being put on board. The mud and other filth that was washed off was considered useless "hog wash".
The word "curfew" comes from the French phrase "couvre-feu", which means "cover the fire". It was used to describe the time of blowing out all lamps and candles. It was later adopted into Middle English as "curfeu", which later became the modern "curfew". In the early American colonies homes had no real fireplaces so a fire was built in the center of the room. In order to make
sure a fire did not get out of control during the night it was required that, by an agreed upon time, all fires would be covered with a clay pot called a "curfew".
BARRELS OF OIL
When the first oil wells were drilled they had made no provision for storing the liquid so they used water barrels. That is why, to this day, we speak of barrels of oil rather than gallons.
HOT OFF THE PRESS
As the paper goes through the rotary printing press friction causes it to heat up.
Therefore, if you grab the paper right off the press it's hot. The expression means to get immediate information.
There, don't you feel smarter now?
DINNER IN THE FIFTIES AND IT DIDN'T KILL US!!
Pasta had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti.
Curry was a surname.
A takeout was a mathematical problem.
Pizza? Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All chips were plain.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Chickens didn't have fingers in those days.
None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognized food.
'Kebab' was not even a word, never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
Water came out of the tap.
If someone had suggested bottling water and charging more than gasoline for it they would have become a laughing stock.
The three things that we never ever had on/at our table in the fifties... was elbows, hats and cell phones!
*Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers.
Now they drink like their fathers.
*You know that tingly little feeling you get when you really like someone.?
*That's common sense leaving your body.
*I don't like making plans for the day because then
the word "premeditated" gets thrown around in the courtroom.
*I didn't make it to the gym again today.
That makes five years in a row.
*I decided to change calling the bathroom the John and renamed it the Jim.
I feel so much better saying I went to the jim this morning.
*Dear paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers,
if you find one, what's your plan.?
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THE GOOD OLD DAYS!!!!!!
A little house with three bedrooms,
A POEM THAT WAS US
One bathroom and one car on the street
A mower that you had to push
To make the grass look neat.
In the kitchen on the wall
We only had one phone,
And no need for recording things,
Someone was always home.
We only had a living room
Where we would congregate,
Unless it was at mealtime
In the kitchen where we ate.
We had no need for family rooms
Or extra rooms to dine.
When meeting as a family
Those two rooms would work out fine.
We only had one TV set
And channels maybe two,
But always there was one of them
With something worth the view.
For snacks we had potato chips
That tasted like a chip.
And if you wanted flavor
There was Lipton's onion dip.
Store-bought snacks were rare because
My mother liked to cook
And nothing can compare to snacks
In Betty Crocker's book.
Weekends were for family trips
Or staying home to play
We all did things together ?
Even go to church to pray.
When we did our weekend trips
Depending on the weather,
No one stayed at home because
We liked to be together.
Sometimes we would separate
To do things on our own,
But we knew where the others were
Without our own cell phone.
Then there were the movies
With your favorite movie star,
And nothing can compare
To watching movies in your car.
Then there were the picnics
at the peak of summer season,
Pack a lunch and find some trees
And never need a reason.
Get a baseball game together
With all the friends you know,
Have real action playing ball ?
And no game video.
Remember when the doctor
Used to be the family friend,
And didn't need insurance
Or a lawyer to defend.
The way that he took care of you
Or what he had to do,
Because he took an oath and strived
To do the best for you.
Remember going to the store
And shopping casually,
And when you went to pay for it
You used your own money?
Nothing that you had to swipe
Or punch in some amount,
And remember when the cashier person
Had to really count?
The milkman used to go
From door to door,
And it was just a few cents more
Than going to the store.
There was a time when mailed letters
Came right to your door,
Without a lot of junk mail ads
Sent out by every store .
The mailman knew each house by name
And knew where it was sent;
There were not loads of mail addressed
To "present occupant?.
There was a time when just one glance
Was all that it would take,
And you would know the kind of car,
The model and the make.
They didn't look like turtles,
Trying to squeeze out every mile;
They were streamlined, white walls, fins
And really had some style.
One time the music that you played
Whenever you would jive,
Was from a vinyl, big-holed record
Called a forty-five.
The record player had a post
To keep them all in line
And then the records would drop down
And play one at a time.
Oh sure, we had our problems then,
Just like we do today
And always we were striving,
Trying for a better way.
Oh, the simple life we lived
Still seems like so much fun,
How can you explain a game,
Just kick the can and run?
And why would boys put baseball cards
Between bicycle spokes
And for a nickel, red machines
Had little bottled Cokes?
This life seemed so much easier
Slower in some ways
I love the new technology
But I sure do miss those days.
So time moves on and so do we
And nothing stays the same,
But I sure love to reminisce
And walk down memory lane.
With all today's technology
We grant that it's a plus!
But it's fun to look way back and say,
HEY LOOK, GUYS, THAT WAS US!
I walk down memory lane because I love running into you
Love some of these old songs ...some of you youngsters heard this music because your parents were playing it.
Once In A Lifetime Video 1950-60..
(Be sure to put it on full screen)
This is for you old folks. For those of us who grew up during this era, it likely didn't seem special at the time. Now that we can reflect on our youth it was a simpler time and special. The starting of rock'n'roll music, the dances, the fashions (check out the "Tony Curtis" hairstyles on the guys) and the Cars! Enjoy. Turn up the volume, sit back and remember all the wonderful memories . This music is unforgettable and will be ours forever!
My late younger brother, James and I attended Tottenville High School (so did my older sister Peggy and brother Michael). I have written a book that was just published and thought you may want to let other classmates know about it. It is called:
STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
The life and death of Jimmy Zappalorti
Words Take Flight Books
- Robert T. Zappalorti
Sent in by Herb Bradley, THS '59:
This is awesome! Over 170 (my guess) video clips, edited, spliced together, fast
moving, comprehensive of nature’s wonderful creatures, with music. I watched it
twice. Enjoy. One of the very best email items. Show it to youngsters.
NAT GEO WILD HD
(LIVING MUSIC ACTION) 2012 - YouTube
Pretty amazing photography.
70-years ago and today in the same photo. Really neat!!!!
How things looked in 1944 and how they look today.
Left click, hold and drag your mouse gently from right to left on the original photo and it will become the exact same location today. Repeat the motion to take it back to the original. Then scroll down to the next picture and repeat.
wishes these friends a very
(To get on our Birthday List, please
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(If your Birthday is in these months,
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|1)Barbara Luxhoj (McKenna)THS
|3)Sue Vukek (Campbell)
|3)Joan Yaughn (Rhinehart)
|4)Judith "Judy" Swanson (Anderson)
|5)Lucy Gonzalez (Amar)
|6)Bruni Cruz (Hansen)
|6)Mary Grant (Searl)
|7)Laraine Bridge (Bivolcic)
|8)Walter H."Walt" Casey
|10)Jeannie Eagle (Garbe)
|11)Joyce Moccia (DelleDonne)
|11)Carolyn Mason (Loblein)
|12)Susan Maxemow (Reekie)
|14)Fran Herman (Grippo)
|16)Kristin Cole (Port)
|18)Barbara Finley (Pellikan)
|18)Diane Jaekels (Fithian)
|19)Sandy Crocker (Wilson)
|19)Nancy Osmundsen (Jolicoeur)
|20)Darlene Zappone (VanTine)
|25)Diane DelGrosso (Walsh)
|25)Toni DiBenedetto (Torocco)
|26)Muriel Peersen (Dahlstrom)
|26)Connie Kalriess (Koprowicz)
|26)Dorothy Darago (Katz)--RetiredTeacher-THS
|30)JeanMarie Victory (Norman)
|2) Peggy Zappalorti (Marlow) THS||'56|
|2) Jan Fogt (Casper) ||'67|
|2) Kathleen Golop (Quinn) ||'67|
|3) Barbara Wagner (Abrams) ||'80|
|4) Barbara Kerekgyarto (Lindsey) ||'65|
|5) Jeanne Barcia (Rossini) ||'67|
|5) Joyce Huber (Mazurek) ||'56|
|5) Carol Jantz (Caso) ||'62|
|5) Joan Paduani (Schaf) ||'58|
|6) Fred Gottschalk||'61|
|6) Leslie Bolstein (Barto) ||'68|
|7) LaVerne Losey (Smith) ||'59|
|8) Jack Vokral||'60|
|8) Ronald Jacobs||'60|
|9) Werner Feldhaeusser||'60|
|9) Hannah Arterian||'66|
|9) Marianne Jablon||'82|
|10) Sandy Reed (Fox) ||'57|
|13) Dorina Larsen (Bauer) ||'60|
|13) Bert Springstead||'57|
|13) Richard Jonassen||'60|
|13) Rosemarie Zwingraf (Brusyo) ||'62|
|14) Steve Donahue||'65|
|15) Linda Barbes (Stein) ||'65|
|17) George Siller||'60|
|17) Art Smith||'44|
|17) Mary Forde (MaureenBrennan) Curtis||'61|
|18) Walter SullivanTHS||'59|
|19) Kathy Schwing (Grove) ||'60|
|20) Jerry Solberg||'60|
|21) Bert Wooley||'60|
|21) Lynne Hadden (Ellis) ||'57|
|21) Linda E. VanDriessche||'92|
|22) Louis R."Jay"Torchio||'68|
|23) Jane Hansen (Moran) ||'65|
|24) Tom Doty||'69|
|24) Donna Stoltzenberg (McCabe) ||'62|
|24) Sandra Schneider (Mufti) ||'63|
|25) Helen Rodenburg (Serpi) ||'60|
|25) Raymond S. Soper||'60|
|25) Ira Wiener||'68|
|26) Dagney Trevor||'57|
|26) Sharon Krause||'65|
|26) Daniel Reid||'78|
|28) Linda Hamilton (Cevasco) ||'59|
|29) Nancy Pedersen (Caggiano) ||'56|
|29) Carol Lutter (Erickson) ||'58|
|30) Joan Bendiksen (Moore) ||'60|
|30) Charles Muller||'60|
|30) Florence Spankovich||'60|
YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2014 when...
1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they
don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home
to help you carry in the groceries...
7. Every commercial on television has a Web site at the bottom of the screen.
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30
(or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it !
10. You get up in the morning and go on-line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :)
12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.
~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~
NOW you're LAUGHING at yourself! Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves,
for they shall never cease to be amused!"