Northampton High School
Class of 1962
this is our 'Hamp High home away from home... on the web!
Where we love is home.
Home that our feet may leave
but not our hearts.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
And in the end, we come back to where we
and recognize the place for the first time.
-T. S. Eliot (Thomas Stearns Eliot),
American poet, critic and playwright 1888 - 1965
There are years when nothing happens and
years in which centuries happen.
This web site is a place to
come to to reminisce* either alone or with your loved ones; -to share with a
spouse, child, grandchild, or significant other. A place where the Class of
1962 from NHS, can share the memories and mementos of "our days". Get
a cup of java... 20 pages are here for your enjoyment.
Memory is the power to gather roses in winter.
*reminisce v.i. call to mind. -reminiscence n. remembering; thing recollected.
-pl. memoirs. -reminiscent a. remminding or suggestive (of). (v.i.= impersonal
verb; n.=noun; pl.=plural; a.=adjective)
If you have a suggestion
for a topic or if there is something from our Nesaki yearbook, (years 1958
-1962 only,) you'd like to see posted onn these pages? Send the year and page
number and -- check back frequently!
If you have any memorabilia
to add to these pages it is most welcome. If you feel your submission should be
posted on a particular page, please indicate which page so we can "get it right
the first time"!
Down loading may
take awhile, the pages have graphic and music files. Sorry! Didn't want to
compromise poor graphics and no music for a fast download time, this is the
links are provided on the various
pages. If you are going to send an email with an attachment, it would be very
helpful if you would send two emails - one telling me you are sending an
attachment, the second with the attachment. This way I am aware that the
attachment is not a virus sent unintentionally. If you have a photo or memorabilia
to send via snail mail email me and I'll send you the postal address. If you want your
photo or memorabilia returned please include a return address.
better yet, the lack of them
on these pages. Names will not be used on these pages unless the submitter
and/or the person featured specifically requests their whole name, nickname, or
initials be posted.
Identity theft is rampant and it is not our desire to aid that endeavor. While
having fun on the web interacting with others, we can maintain our privacy as
much as possible.
Poetry & Quotes on this site by various poets and authors originally started to be
a filler for some pages and then turned into a small project on its own with
it's own page with all the formatting removed I tried to keep the number of
them limited! -Honest! I hope you enjoy
Please let me know if you have a copy of the class song. Midi
files also became a project! What started out
to be just a couple ended up with music for almost every page. Most of the files
load automatically when you open the page, some are embedded in the page and you
must click on them to open. They are programmed to play just once, if you want
to hear the song again, refresh your page or the media player. If you want to
stop a music file that opened with the page you must click on
STOP on your browser. If you
want to save a midi that opened with the web page, I have hyperlinked them at
the bottom of the web page. Go to the end of the page, click the link and your
media player will then open and play the tune. You can then save it on your pc!
(For now, midi files are free on the web, perhaps not for long.)
They're fun! Save a few!-Remember, have fun!
Font the large type
is used here as these pages are for recycled teenagers, some with failing sight!
Yes, I am aware one can change the size of the viewed font in their browser,
however, the viewer may not be. Best viewed with medium setting. Carpe diem!
everything on this web site is
copyrighted by the web master; true, some of it is in public domain, it is my
compilation that is copyrighted. Much of what you see here is from others, some
have been my own creations. All are free for you to use provided they are not
used for commercial purposes. If you are a submitter of a picture or memorabilia
created for this site the copyright remains yours.
The ornament of a house is the friends who
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here's a review of the web pages - enjoy!
~ Informational ~
HISTORY - Short
History of NHS, the thumbnail at the bottom of the page gives you a
1930 map of Hamp schools some of us attended, older pictures of 'Hamp High,
links to the new renovations. The red
numbers were put on the map by me - so, if there's an error or omission, my
REUNION NEWS - past,
future; have a photo from
have their own pages... Dates, times places, & reservation
information with local Northampton links. Bring your Nesaki, wear the ring.
~ Fun & interactive ~
JUKEBOX - hear the
the top 40 - midi music from 1958-1961, click the link - your media player
will open the file - save them to your PC. Click the
record and the album covers, find which one originally cost 89¢ !
see the cars "we" drove, send
one of your dream machine! One of our classmates already has his
posted! My (Mom's) '57 Chevy is there too! Hear
a Beetle screech! (stop
the page music first).
pictures of the clothes and jewelry we wore and paper doll clothes
from the '50 & '60's.
the Underclassmen from the 1959 Nesaki p. 37 - a great example of
SENIOR TRIP - the
postcard is from my best friend while she was there!
- have a favorite prom photo of you and your main squeeze? See it on the web!
~send one in and check back later! 3 midi songs for you to listen to while
you're searching for that photo!
BOOSTER DAY - seven
thumbnails including Main & So. St. in winter, the football field, and other booster day
photos from Nesaki ('59-'62 only). (as stated above, some of these may not work)
HOME ROOM -
see 21 Nesaki homeroom pictures for Junior, Sophomore,
and Freshman years (none for Senior) - (No names policy.) Click the midi links to listen
while trying to find yourself! say the Pledge of Allegiance, click your
browser's return button - do not close the window.
EMAIL GROUP - if you
were a senior class member in 1962, we welcome you to our
fledgling email group at Yahoo! Groups; NHS62; it's for sharing our "stuff"
since NHS, (not jokes and chain letters). It is entirely free subscribe with links provided. This is not like
the dot com one most of us are listed on, where you have to pay to interact with others. Once you are
subscribed, you may send a message to all on the list. Messages viewable by
members only. Near, far, wherever you are, join us!
See the Northampton post office in 1907
and the mural
that hung there!
~ On a more serious tone ~
IN MEMORIAM - In
remembrance, for posting information of classmates who have gone on before us. Know of some one who has passed on?
There is an email link on the page. We
are also seeking a person who lives locally to do lookups for
obituaries at the Forbes Library or Daily Hampshire Gazette so that the obit may
be posted here also. See one of my best grade-school friends who's there
already. With your help, this could be an awesome web page!
THE LOST - under
construction so far, no names are posted here. Page does give an email link of
where to send an address for someone not listed in the class biography booklet
from the 40th
reunion. Finding the lost will be a great aid in making our
50th reunion in 2012 the best
yet! Let's not wait until 2011 !!!
CLASS NIGHT - GRADUATION -
see the class night program, feel the music! -Soar
see the list of teachers we had, who's attended
POETRY & QUOTES - all the poems, sayings, quotes! -without the fluff!
asked, "Why? Why take the time to build a webpage for your High
School class...?" In the words of others,
Confucius said: "Words are the voice of the heart."; Rumi said,
"Only from the heart can you reach the
And, most importantly, "I expect to pass through this world
but once; any good thing ...that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to
any fellow creature, let me do it now; ...for I
shall not pass this way again."
-author unknown .
I hope you enjoy our 'Hamp High home
away from home... on the web!
(Click picture to hear my classmates clapping!!!)
St. Elmo's Fire -
Main Theme 21k 5:08 (Lyrics available) .
NHS Class of 1962