1. NEW article: Cunningham Welcome Center Naming: A CNU Milestone.
2. From our files:Christmas Words and Cards: A Bit of Xmas History.
3. 1961-62 Times-Herald Article about CNC's First Lady: Cecil Carey Cunningham.
4. That Old James River Bridge: Facts and Photos.
5. Memories of CNC's Newman Club, 1968 & 1969, by Brenda Burnette Tagge.
6. NEW Cartoons: Dogs and Cats at Christmas.
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FIRST DECADE HISTORY
Cunningham Welcome Center Naming:
A CNU Milestone
by A. Jane Chambers
"While our beautiful campus has changed over the years,
Scotty's values and vision are always evident."
CNU President Paul Trible
They came from Maryland and northern Virginia--three generations of Cunninghams--to witness and participate in this CNU milestone: the naming of the university's Welcome Center to honor the memory and historical importance of Christopher Newport's first president, H. Westcott ("Scotty") Cunningham (died 2007). The above photo, taken in front of a portrait of Scotty located in the Center, shows (L-R) Sean and Meg Miller (son-in-law and daughter of Ann Cunningham Stachura), Andrew Davis (Ann's son), Cecil Cary ("Cecy") Cunningham (Scotty's widow), Mel Stachura (Ann's husband), Ann Stachura ( Cecy and Scotty's daughter), and the two sons of Todd Cunningham (Cecy and Scotty's deceased son), Todd Cunningham, Jr. and Jack Cunningham. Unable to attend was Ann's other son, Scott Davis. With one exception, all pictures in this article are official CNU photographs.
Several hundred people gathered on Friday afternoon, December 1, 2017, on the second floor of the new Newport Hall for the joyful event of the naming of the Cunningham Welcome Center. The two Cunninghams who spoke were Mrs. Cecy Cunningham (above, at the podium) and daughter Ann (beside her). The audience stood and applauded loudly when Cecy came to the podium. "I am so pleased about the Welcome Center," she said, "and also delighted to return to a place that holds such happy memories for me." She thanked Paul and Rosemary Trible for "planning this wonderful tribute."
Shown above are (L-R) Paul Trible, Cecy, Ann, Rosemary Trible, and Scott Millar, Rector of CNU's Board of Visitors. In his speech, President Trible noted that "While our beautiful campus has changed over the years, with new buildings and programs emerging in support of the remarkable students who call Christopher Newport home, Scotty’s values and vision are always evident."Explaining the purpose of the Welcome Center, he said also that"We want every individual who visits this campus to be reminded of Scotty’s life of significance and his many contributions to our success." During his speech, President Trible recognized the First Decaders and me and we were applauded.
The other CNU speaker (far right above) was alumnus Scott Millar ('85), Rector of CNU's Board of Visitors. “Earlier this year, we opened the doors to the Gregory P. Klich Alumni House," he began, "a place that honors our history and serves as a marvelous spot for all of our alumni to gather when they return home. Today, we honor our history again and name our official welcome center, which greets thousands of future Captains each year, after our first leader and our first Captain.” Appropriately, Scotty Cunningham, who commanded a PT boat in the Pacific in World War II, retired from the Naval Reserves at the rank of Captain.
This photo especially shows the beautiful gold lettering behind the Welcome Center's desk and a few of the numerous holiday decorations in the very large room. The centerpiece dominating the room was a huge Christmas tree, part of which is visible in the next picture.
In the foreground above (L-R) are Rosemary Trible, Cecy, and Paul Trible. The white-haired and white-bearded gentleman very far left is not Santa, but well-known lawyer Bobby Hatten, who is the nephew of Barry Wood. Among the many guests were emeriti faculty including Barry Wood, Ron Mollick, and Mario Mazzarella. Some of our CNC First Decaders I saw there were siblings Cecelia and Sonny short, Ellen Wirt, Corky Brooks, Wayne Rammell, and Jan Clarke. I'm sure there were more among the large crowd.
Posing with the Cunningham clan in this photograph are (far L) Paul and Rosemary Trible and (far R) Rector Scott Millar, who is related to professors Al Millar (deceased) and Marshall Booker. The portrait of Scotty behind them is at the entrance to a large auditorium, behind this central room, used for occasions such as orientation for incoming freshmen. At some point, every CNU student enters this Cunningham Welcome Center. Now, none of them can attend CNU without learning about its founding president.
Before the 3:30 Welcome Center celebration at Newport Hall, the Cunningham family visited CNU's Klich Alumni House, which most had not yet seen. Hosted by members of CNU's Alumni Relations Office, family members particularly enjoyed seeing the Cunningham Memorabilia on exhibit there, including Scotty's dress naval uniform, academic regalia, and, in a display case, many photographs and other interesting items. Standing beside the exhibit are (L-R, front) Sean and Meg Miller (Ann's daughter and son-in-law), Cecy, Ann and, in the back, Andrew Davis (Ann's son) and Mel Stachura (Ann's husband).
Cecy is shown above pointing to one of her favorite color photos of Scotty and her during their years at what was then CNC. The materials in this display were all donated to CNU by the Cunningham family, along with numerous documents from Scotty's decade at CNC (1960 - 69) that have not yet been fully catalogued.
This was Cecy's second visit to the Alumni House, and once again, she enjoyed time at the piano with Kenneth Kidd, CNU's Student Body President, who is also an Alumni Relations Office Intern. The two enjoyed singing together while Kenneth played a few of her favorite songs. Thanks to Kenneth for providing this lovely photo of Christopher Newport's First Lady and himself.
It is appropriate that the Cunningham Welcome Center is located in the second building at Christopher Newport that is named Newport Hall (photo above). The first Newport Hall, completed in 1964--now but a memory--was the first building on the "New Campus," called by some the "Shoe Lane Campus" or "Shoe U." The Center is on the second floor of Newport. To visit it, take the building's elevator and turn left when you exit at floor 2. Straight down the hall you will enter the very impressive Cunningham Welcome Center. Ask also at the desk to see the auditorium. And before you leave Newport Hall, ask for directions to Klich Alumni House--also well worth your time.
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Christmas Words and Cards:
A Bit of Xmas History
by A. Jane Chambers
Here's a little word history (etymology) of possible interest at this time of year, along with a few photos of very early Christmas cards.
The English word Christmas goes back to the 8th century, when England’s Anglo-Saxons were converted to Christianity by Roman missionaries. It was formed from the Old English (OE) words Crīstes(possessive form of Christ) + mæsse ("mass," the Roman Catholic Eucharistic service), and meant “the festival of Christ,” celebrating the birth of Christ. Crīstesmæsse evolved during the middle ages to become, in Middle English (ME), Cristemasse, or Cristmas, and then finally the modern spelling Christmas.
People sent handwritten Christmas greetings for many years before the first printed Christmas card was made. In 1843, in England, Sir Henry Cole, founder of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, paid artist John Calcott Horsley to create the card shown here on the right, printed for Christmas of 1843. In the center, in bright color, is a large, prosperous 3-generational family enjoying a Christmas toast of red wine. Left and right are less colorful scenes depicting charitable acts of feeding and clothing the poor. Framing the card are grape vines with both green and brown leaves, suggesting the natural cycles of spring and fall that in turn suggest the human cycles of youth and age, life and death. The 2000-plus copies of this card were sold for one shilling each (12 pence) and mailed in London for one pence each (Wikipedia). The card’s wording had long been popular, as reflected in A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (also published in 1843), in which, near the end, a reformed Scrooge calls out in glee, “A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world!”
Strangely enough, these earliest Christmas cards seldom depicted religious or even winter themes, but favored reminders of spring, such as flowers, as shown in this second card. Popular also were humorous and sentimental images of children and animals. In 1873, the English lithograph firm Prang and Mayer began creating greeting cards for the popular market. Since that company was the first to offer the first Christmas cards in America the followingyear, 1874, its owner, Louis Prang, is sometimes called the “father of the American Christmas card” (Wikipedia).
The first Christmas card, by John Calcott Horsley, published in London , England,1843 .
Christmas card from the English Victorian era.
Frog band Christmas card by Louis Prang, late Victorian era.
Christian fish symbol discussed in text.
Xmasis even older than the word Christmasand isproperly pronounced as "Christmas." The first letter of the word Christ in Greek (Xpioto) is X ("Chi"), and X is an abbreviation for Christ that is as old as the symbol of the fish, which also often included the Greek word for fish--IXOYE (see photo left). For early Christians, those letters stood for "Jesus ( I ) Christ (X) God (O) Son (Y) Savior (E).” Another early abbreviation for Christ was Xp, the first 2 letters of the word Christ in Greek. The combined letters X (“Chi”) + P (“Rho”), symbolizing Christ, were first used by Roman emperor Constantine on his military standards, or labarum (see detailed photo left) and are still used on labarum in some Christian churches. Xr, meaning “Chr,” was yet another abbreviation for Christ (Wikipedia). In England, the Old English words Xresmæsse ("Christ's mass") were in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles (ca. 1100). Early scribes and early printers also used X + other letters to form words such as Christian (Xian).
Labarum of Constantine with the Chi-Rho (XP) symbol at top. The flag suspended from the crossbar symbolized the crucifixion of Christ and the 3 spheres the Trinity.
As shown in the examples below, the word Xmas was used from early years forward in Christmas greeting cards and postcards with a clear understanding of its meaning: Christmas. Xmas was often prefaced also with the word Merry. In recent decades, however, particularly in America, some people, not knowing the etymology of this word, have erroneously concluded that the X is an attempt to “X out,” or erase the word Christ—to "Take Christ out of Christmas." Nothing could be further from the truth.
Card from the 1930s. The words are in the snow: L- R, “To Greet” and “On Xmas Morning.”
Xmas postcard from 1910
Early English Xmas card. Wording is vertical, L & R of picture: “Wishing you” and “a Merry Xmas.”
The wordHoliday, meaning “holy day,” comes from the Old English word hāligdæg,a compound of the words hālig(holy) +dæg(day). Like Crīstesmæsse, it goes back to the early days of Christianity in England. Hāligdægs (holy days) were days of religious festivals on the Christian calendar, particularly Christmas and Easter. Over the centuries, the spelling and pronunciation gradually changed. By about 1200, the word was spelled halidai, later haliday. During the 14th and 15th centuries, as Old English evolved into Middle English (Chaucer's English is a Middle English dialect), the word came to mean both "religious festival" and "day of recreation," since those celebrating the holy days were freed from work on those days. The modern spelling, holiday, came into being about the time of William Shakespeare. Below are two Christmas cards sending “Holiday Greetings.”
I hope this bit of history has been of some value to you. The greeting I personally prefer to send at this season, which seems to me appropriate for everyone, is the following--slightly modified from the wording in Luke 2:14 of the King James Bible:
Peace on earth. Good will toward all.
Published December 20, 2013
Re-published December 9, 2016
Re-published December 8, 2017
FIRST DECADE HISTORY
1961-62 Times-Herald Article
about CNC's First Lady:
Cecil Carey Cunningham
by A. Jane Chambers
Article provided by
Ann Cunningham Stachura
The content in this undated Times-Herald article, recently located among Ann Cunningham Stachura's family treasures, indicates that this article was written the first year that CNC was opened, 1961-62. At that time, Newport New's Daily Press printed two newspapers: the Daily Press (mornings) and the Times-Herald (afternoons). The reporter, Phyllis Wallace, is identified at the article's beginning as the newspaper's "Women's Writer," which meant she wrote articles only about and for women. Segregation of the sexes was still strong then, so newspapers had sections called "Society" or "Women's News.
Webmaster Ron Lowder has made this newspaper article more readable by copying it in four pieces. Above is the text. One noticeable trait of "women's" articles half-a-century ago was providing details of the subject's physical appearance. Mrs. Cunningham is described as "the attractive newcomer," "the slim dark-haired" woman, and "the petite" lady. Of course, all of these phrases described her quite accurately then--and still do. However, in a Daily Press article on Mr. Cunningham written about the same time (1962), there are no such physical descriptions of him. *
The reporter interviewed CNC's First Lady at the Cunningham's Newport News home in Brandon Heights, even giving the address. In this century, I don't think home addresses of prominent people are generally given to the public like this. People felt safer in their homes in the 1960s.
One significant detail missing in this article is Cecil Carey (Cecy) Cunningham's being, like Scotty, a graduate of The College of William and Mary. Did the reporter assume that her female readers would not be interested in such a fact? Or did it simply not occur to her to ask about her subject's academic background? The article quite naturally includes Scotty's connection with William and Mary as both student and administrator. Maybe Cecy was too polite to mention her educational connection as well.
Above is the complete article reassembled. I hope you enjoyed reading this piece of early CNC history as much as I did.
*The website article1962 Interview with a Renaissance Man:H. Westcott Cunningham, located in WEBSITE ARCHIVES, subtab First Decade History, prints this most interesting and informative Daily Press article.
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Published November 24, 2017
That OldJames RiverBridge:
Facts and Photos
by A. Jane Chambers
It was June of 1963, and I was traveling to Newport News for the first time, to be interviewed for a position in CNC’s English Department. I was glad I had the whole seat to myself on that Trailways bus, allowing me to shift positions often during the very long ride from Charlotte. Dozing, my head against the window, I was jolted awake by a bump, followed by a higher-pitched humming of the bus’s wheels. Sitting upright, I looked out at a tremendous expanse of choppy water dotted by whitecaps, and between that seeming sea and the bus, I saw nothingelse—no railing to protect us from the water. I sat quietly terrified, telling myself there had to be a railing, yet fearing that at any moment the bus would plunge into the waves.
I knew there would be a wide river and a bridge to cross on this trip, but I was totally unprepared for this initial experience. I had never crossed a river so very wide, on a bridge so very long, with railing so very low that I could not see it from my seat on that Trailways bus.
This Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce photo (c. 1930) is from p. 119 of Dr. Jane Carter Webb’s book, Newport News. Only two cars are visible on this stretch of the bridge (look far right), an early indication that the high toll ($1.20 one way; equivalent to $16.16 in 2014) would discourage traffic.
This 1937 VaDOT aerial view includes Warwick Blvd., the railroad track, and homes and businesses near, but not in, Hilton Village.
The original James River Bridge (JRB) opened on Nov. 17, 1928. As the longest bridge over water in the world then, its opening was accompanied with much excitement and fanfare, as described this past fall (Nov. 18, 2013) in a Daily Press article on the 85th anniversary of that opening. Journalist Mark St. John Erickson wrote: Some 30,000 people turned out to witness its formal dedication on Nov. 17, which included a 2-mile-long "monster parade," a pyrotechnic recreation of the Civil War battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac and an electrical connection with the White House office of President Calvin Coolidge, who pressed the button that activated the bridge's gigantic lift span and lowered it into position over the 2-lane highway (“When it opened on Nov. 17, 1928, the James River Bridge ranked as the world's longest”).
As this undated VaDOT photo shows, traffic on the high toll bridge was so light in the early years that these ladies could pause in their trip to pose on the JRB for this picture.
This 1928 photo was reproduced on the editorial page of the weekly Smithfield Times on July 24, 1913. At first I thought the man standing on the bridge was a policeman; now I think he was instead (notice his hat) the chauffer of the man in the first car and was gesturing to the driver of the second car to go around (pass) the first car. Notice that no other cars are visible in this picture.
Newport News Mayor Philip W. Hiden’s daughter, representing the Commonwealth of Virginia, cut the ribbon opening the span with an immense pair of scissors. Standing by her side in blue frocks and golden hats was an escort of 23 "fair maidens," each one representing a Hampton Roads city, town or county. When the parade started, a "rude cart, drawn by a stolid ox" led a lengthy collection of period vehicles that underscored the bridge's importance as an unprecedented connection with the future. It was accompanied by a line of marching military units measuring more than a mile in length, while a long series of nearly 100 lavish historical floats entertained the crowd with such prize-winning entries as the "Capture of Blackbeard," which was acted out enthusiastically by the members of the Women's Club of Hampton. Nine airplanes and two blimps from Langley Field added to the martial pageantry of the affair, as did the presence of the USS Marblehead and numerous other Navy vessels (“When it opened”).
The JRB was privately funded and operated by the James River Bridge Corporation, which was chartered by Virginia’s General Assembly to build a system of bridges across the James River, Chuckatuck Creek, and the NansemondRiver (Wikipedia). Two prominent Newport News citizens were major investors: Mayor Philip W. Hiden and Daily Press Editor W. Scott Copeland, who joined forces “to convince the nationally known Boston investment firm of Paine Webber to arrange bond financing for the innovative bridge” (“When it opened”). The total cost for the 3 bridges was about $7 million; the cost of the JRB alone was $5.2 million of that. The bridge was, by today’s standards, quite narrow: only 20 feet wide from curb to curb. The main lift span was 300 feet long (Wikipedia). The lift clearance was 147 feet. The bridge was almost 5 miles long—specifically, 4.8 miles. I remember clocking it often when I drove across it during my early decades in Newport News.
This is a 1929 VaDOT photo of the JRB toll house on the Hampton Roads side. Two vehicles are visible on the bridge, seemingly one leaving from and one coming to Newport News.
This VaDOT photo shows a bus headed for Norfolk approaching the toll house on the Isle of Wight end of the JRB. The toll collector is standing outside, looking at the bus. No other vehicles are visible here. Being a toll collector in those earliest years of the bridge must have been rather boring.
As the above photos demonstrate, after the JRB’s 1928 opening, the projected traffic volumes failed to materialize because the tolls were very expensive ($1.20 each way was $16.16 in today’s dollars) and, 11 months after the opening, the stock market crashed, plunging the USA into the Great Depression. “The bonds issued to pay for the span,” as Erickson noted in his 2013 article, “lost most of their value” (“When it opened”). The James River Bridge Corporation went bankrupt.
This Daily Press photo shows the toll gates on the Newport News side in 1953. In 1955 this toll plaza was removed and tolls for both north and south traffic were collected at the south end of the bridge (Isle of Wight County).
This 1937 postcard, courtesy of Dave Spriggs, shows an old hotel, including some cabins, which used to operate near the south end of the JRB.
Wikipedia sums up the rest: It was bought by bondholders, headed by a local businessman from Smithfield. The new owners raised tolls, proving unpopular with local residents. Chapter 399 of the Acts of Virginia of 1940 authorized the SHC [State Highway Commission] to acquire the James RiverBridge System, consisting of the three bridges and approach roads. The SHC bought the system from the corporation for $5.6 million on September 30, 1949. However, in 1955, the state doubled tolls to $1.80 round trip for cars and $4.00 or more for trucks in order to pay for repairs, new toll booths, and a new punched card system compatible with the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.
I remember in the 1960s and early 1970s paying that 90-cents toll each way when I drove to North Carolina. The state finally removed the tolls after paying off the remaining bonds. By that time, of course, there was so much traffic on the old bridge that it had to be replaced by the new 4-lane bridge. But that’s another story, which I’ll tell at another time. Meanwhile, if you have a personal adventure (or misadventure) with that old JRB to share with us, please contact me at email@example.com.
Published March 21, 2014
Republished November 24, 2017
FIRST DECADE HISTORY
Memories of CNC's Newman Club, 1968 & 1969:
Cor ad Cor Loquitur
by Brenda Burnette Tagge
Though I am not much of a collector, one of my personal treasures is a dented tin mug inscribed “Cor ad cor loquitur.” It was presented to me in 1969 at the end of the year I served as president of CNC’s Newman Club. All these years later, the keepsake mug reminds me that “hearts speaking to hearts” was one of the richest experiences of my college years. For me, in the exceptional friendships fostered by the Newman Club, hearts truly spoke.
The Newman Club, a religious organization for Catholic students, was one of the CNC groups most visibly active during the two years I attended Christopher Newport. In the fall of 1967 when I set out to trade my nursing whites for an AA in liberal arts, I found fast fellowship in the Newman Club. Under the leadership of club president Janet Giguere, and guided by local priest, Father David Walsh, Newman became a place to grow in spirituality, service, and leadership. From that first year, I recall campus masses, retreats, social outings, and volunteer projects. As I stepped up to lead the club in September1968, I realized that a college education is about much more than what goes on in the classroom.
Janet Giguere, 1st Newman Club President. 1968 TRIDENT, p. 91. Steve Streker was VP & Donna Lass was Sec/Trea. that first year.
The 1967-1968 Newman Club membership enjoys a story from chaplain Fr. David Walsh. 1968 TRIDENT, p. 81.
Second President Brenda Burnette enjoys the guitar-playing by chaplain Fr. David Walsh during the Newman Retreat in 1968. Photo courtesy of Brenda B.Tagge.
As a religious organization, Newman offered students opportunities to participate in several religious classes and retreats sponsored by local churches. The club also tried to offer convenient worship opportunities, so several times a year, we arranged for a mass on campus. The masses usually took place mid-day on the upper library deck, and passing students must have found it strange when guitar chords and tentative voices floated overhead as they entered the library. In that time of the ubiquitous guitar, the masses were folksy and the retreats were as musical as they were reflective. Musical skill varied greatly at these events, but the nimble-fingered, like Steve Streker, seemed generously tolerant of woefully inept guitar-wielding wannabes like me.
I particularly recall a mass that was a bit more visible as it actually took place on the lawn between Gosnold Hall and Newport Hall. I remember that we prepared for it over many weeks by decorating cardboard boxes with colorful images and quotations to form a “Wall of Inspiration” as a backdrop for the makeshift altar. Though the memories of that mass endure, regrettably, the boxes did not survive, not even in photographs.
TThe 1968-69 Newman members with Fr. David and faculty sponsor Ursula Riddick, Instructor of English. 1969 TRIDENT, p. 83.
It was with the Newman Club that I experienced political activism for the first time. Newman opened me to adventures beyond my wildest imaginings--traveling to the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond to attend my first social justice conference, regularly tutoring at-risk children in the Neighborhood Opportunity Centers of downtown Newport News , and helping create a short-lived youth safety zone by transforming an old food market in Hilton Village into the Side-Two Coffee House. Each of these experiences was a life-changing opportunity for me and for other members. Organizing and executing events, ranging from worship and retreats to social events and community projects, allowed us to learn, serve, lead, and laugh.
Of course, the fun was as ubiquitous as those guitars. Meetings could be dutifully serious or as silly as the St. Patrick’s Day party where I dressed as a leprechaun to sing Happy Birthday to Kathy Digan, who would serve as president after me. A social event could have us gathering at the Ft. Eustis Sand Pool for a day in the sun, or it could have us treating our at-risk kids to an egg hunt under the direction of Beth Brannan, in floppy-eared Bunny Suit no less. Fund-raisers could be totally sedate efforts, or they could be sweaty mornings spent pulling weeds for hire at Dr. Jean Pugh’s farmhouse. When it came to our club, there seemed to be no limit to the possibilities, and no shortage of energy either.
The St. Pat's Day meeting became a somewhat whimsical birthday party for Kathy Digan. Photo & caption courtesy of Brenda B. Tagge.
Kathy Digan, 3rd Newman Club President, in a playful moment. 1970 TRIDENT, p. 32.
A club outing to the Ft. Eustis sand pool included Danny Peters, Fr. Dave, and Janet Giguere, Newman's first president. Photo & caption courtesy of Brenda B. Tagge.
But perhaps most memorable of all, the Newman office was a home away from home. In the years before there was a student union building, CNC clubs shared a big room on the upper floor of Gosnold. The Newman cubicle, affectionately dubbed “The Pope’s Backyard,” soon became a preferred gathering place. The walls were festooned with murals and a panel was set aside for acknowledging our student life milestones--everything from academic achievements to announcements of engagements. In that crowded little cubicle, the buzz of friends making time for each other became an open invitation to anyone who wanted to join the conversation, and many did whether Catholic or not. Needless to say, most of those talks had little to do with religion but everything to do with fellowship.
Cor ad cor loquitur, “heart speaks to heart.” For me, that was the great personal gift The Newman Club provided, and I suspect I am not the only one who remembers and treasures that gift.
Kathy Digan decorated a wall in "the Pope's Backyard" with a "philosophical" mural, inspired by Charles Schultz and her own wicked sense of humor. Photo & caption courtesy of Brenda B. Tagge.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Brenda Jean Burnette Tagge (69FD) had the highest GPA in her class at CNC, where she was active in sports (field hockey and basketball) and choir as well as the Newman Club. Following her AA in 1969, she earned her AB in English at William and Mary in 1970. Later she also earned an MAT inEnglish and Education atCNU(1999)while also teaching and parenting full time. She retired after teaching English for 38 years in the York County School System. She has one son and one grandson. Brenda lives in Yorktown and is very active in her church in Newport News.
Brenda Burnette, 2nd Newman President, as a CNC sophomore. 1969 TRIDENT, p. 34.
Originally published around 2012
Republished November 24, 2017
DOGS AND CATS
Published December 8, 2017
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