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01/05/08 - NNHS Newsletter
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

"I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed."

- Victor Hugo
(26 Feb 1802 - 22 May 1885)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This is another song that my mama           the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25), used to sing me as a lullaby. She still sings to my sister        (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky  - '59 - of NC) and me quite often, particularly in moments when we really need her.  I think she very likely sings us lullabies on a daily basis, and if we were only still enough, we could hear them more often. Thanks, Baba!

   This version by New Zealand bandleader Roly Wright is not even close to the way she sang it, but of the several midi arrangements I found online, I thought it was the most original and amusing, and I thought she would enjoy it, too. 

   For something completely different, try these three:

West Ham United Anthem - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDcPFxKhz14&feature=related

West Ham United Fans - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUIrJQoIZvg

Cockney Rejects - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-X6LnVASGs


BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
   Happy Birthday today to our Birthday Three-Fer,   Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57),    Cammie Dick Gibson ('57), AND Leonard M. (Doc) Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA!
   Coming soon, we'll have: 06 -     Harry Covert  ('57) of Northern VA,    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA, AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;
07 -   Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA, Brucey Smith Slama ('57), AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html


    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/04/08 - "Baba":

Oh, how we all miss the fun loving Baba! I found myself thinking of her last night and relayed the story of her holding onto her purse because of the pictures. She always said the funniest things.
 
                                               Love,
                                                       Shari

   Oh, yeah! Shortly after moving up to Northern Virginia in 1975, Baba was attacked by a mugger who was extremely interested in her purse. Baba could replace with a bit of trouble her ID and driver's license, but she knew that purse held precious photographs which could not be replaced. So at the age of 67, she began to wage a mighty battle with the purse snatcher to keep her "baby", as she always called her purses.  As you recall, she was always extremely strong and no doubt thought she could prevail - until the man uttered the crushing words, "Look, Lady, I have a knife (or a gun - I forget)."

   The purse - and ID's - were subsequently recovered.  The photographs, alas, were gone, lost to the winds.

  That Baba! Thanks, Shari!


      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 01/04/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, I'm daydreaming again !!!":

Dear Carol / Dimples

I enjoy looking at OLD pictures. In this picture I am at my cottage and enjoying the view of Lake Michigan.

The cottage is about 100 feet from the beach in the woods. The Family enjoyed it for 46 years.

I'll send you an oldie now and then.

Herbie
 
Herb at the cottage by the swing
 

   Oh, WOW! It's fun to daydream; I always recommend it! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 01/04/08 - "RE: Chamberlin Hotel":

Hi Carol - Happy New Year to you and All,

Reference the Chamberlin.....

 
John Munick who is a Classmate of mine ('58) has managed Drucker and Falk for years.  He is overseeing the Chamberlin Project.  He called us at Buckroe this past September and asked if we wanted to tour the Chamberlin.  We were delighted.  We met him there, put on hard hats and off we went from bottom to top and back..............We were soooooooooooooo impressed - lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$ being spent.  They are even keeping a portion of the roof garden - although there are several condos on that level.  I would absolutely love to retire in one of the units, but they are very expensive.  They are starting out RENTING them and may eventually go to selling.  The Dining Room is being restored to its original state - I have lots of memories of eating lunch there every day.  I worked in the Headquarters Building directly across the street from the Chamberlin.  And the pool is also being restored to its actual state as well - special small tiles are being made to cover the walls, etc., just as it was.  Amazing project - but they still have a lot of work to do.  If I recall correctly, John said it would be completed hopefully in 2009.
 
Thank you, Carol, for all that you do to keep the lines of communication Open. 

ev

   Thanks so much, Evelyn!  I added your information to the Chamberlin Hotel page in Our Old Stomping Grounds:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-C-G.html

               http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/chamberlin.html


  From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 01/04/08 - "Happy New Year":

Pretty Neat Images if you have not seen these before - I sure remember most of them. 

Happy New Year  :-) Marty

   These are cool, Marty! A few months ago we added them to the site itself so we could look at them whenever we want:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/fun-to-remember.html

   Thanks, Lady!


 From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 01/04/08 - "Grandma's Apron":

 
 The History of  'APRONS'  

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tear, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so may purposes.

Send this to those who would know, and love the story about Grandma's aprons.

REMEMBER:

Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.

Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

   Thanks, Elaine! Aprons are cool!


    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/02/08 - "From your friend,    Chris (Wilson Starkman - '68 - of CA":

"Bulldog + Shitzu."

I purposely took this off the list, as one of the sisters I send to is in her eighties and very Saintly. I did find it funny.

I re-downloaded the pictures of Baba... Until the p.c crashes, I should be fine.

                                            L.Y.,
                                                   me

   Ja - I thought that was a distinct possibility! WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Shari!


    From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 01/04/08 - "Two thanks and one apology":

Carol,
 
I would like to send two "thank you's" and one apology.
 
Thanks to   Donnie Satisky ('56 - of OR) for alerting me to the existence of this site.
 
Thanks to    Jimmy Shires ('57 - of VA) for getting me back in touch with "Doc" after all these years, and happy birthday, Jim.
 
An apology to....well, she will know. This has been eating at me for 50 years. After high school, not having the means to go to college, I enlisted in the U. S. Air Force. When I left for Basic Training, a very nice and beautiful young lady gave me a laminated photo of herself to take with me. We wrote to each other for a while, and it may be that she sent the picture to me in the mail. Memories get a little fuzzy after all this time, but in any case I had her picture. Boy, was I proud of that picture.

The only problem was that the lamination made it too large to fit in my wallet's picture compartment. One day I decided to try to remove it from the lamination so I could carry it in my wallet. In the process the picture snapped completely in half. I was mortified. To make matters worse, a few days later I received a letter from her asking me if I would mind sending the picture back to her. I'm trying to remember the exact circumstances after all this time, but I think she needed the picture to get some copies made, because she told me she would send it back to me. I was totally embarrassed.

For those who remember it, I felt like Theodore Cleaver on "Leave It to Beaver" who always had the best of intentions but always managed to get himself in a mess. I didn't have Ward Cleaver around to give me his wise counsel so I just procrastinated, trying to think what to do. I took the picture to a photography store to see if it was possible to put it back together or duplicate it in such a way that the break wouldn't show, all to no avail, so I procrastinated a little more and pretty soon it just became too late to do anything. So I did nothing. All these years later it still bothers me that I didn't have the guts to just write to her and confess that I had destroyed her picture and apologize for it.

 
Recently I saw that picture again - on this website. If she sees this, she will know. It doesn't excuse it but I'm sorry. Thanks for posting this Carol.
 
Sydney Dearing

   Sydney, until I read your touching note, I had no intention of publishing a Newsletter today, but I just couldn't postpone this.  It brought back too many memories and feelings of guilt of my own which I tried - often in vain - to suppress for years. Thank you - so very much!


From NewsMax.com - 01/05/08:

1. Viagra Ingredient in Chinese Supplements

Dietary supplements marketed to provide male sexual enhancement contain undeclared erectile dysfunction drugs putting users at risk, the Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.

The agency advised consumers to stay away from Shangai Chaojimengnan supplements sold under the names Super Shangai, Strong Testis, Shangai Ultra, Shangai Ultra X, Lady Shangai and Shangai Regular. The Chinese-made supplements are packaged and distributed by Shangai Distributor Inc. of Puerto Rico.

Product testing indicates that some of these so-called supplements contain Viagra's active ingredient, sildenafil, or a compound with a chemical structure that mimics sildenafil.

These chemicals could interact with nitrates in drugs taken for disorders commonly associated with erectile dysfunction, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. The result could dangerously lower a user's blood pressure, according to the FDA.

The agency also warned that the safety and purity of these illegal ingredients is unknown.

Copyright AP

2. Cosmecueticals Treat Aging Skin

Cosmecueticals, beauty aids that reportedly work like prescription drugs, are providing new ways to treat aging skin. A study recently published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology explores a variety of new ingredients in cosmeceuticals that provide a visibly noticeable improvement in maturing skin.

The most dramatic and apparent signs of aging include the lack of skin surface regularity, formation of wrinkles, and increased presence of abnormal pigmentation. Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, of Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point, North Carolina, assessed the ingredient efficacy in a variety of cosmeceuticals on each of these areas of aging skin.

Draelos found that skin surface irregularity can be improved through the topical application of niacin, while the appearance of fine lines can be diminished through the application of moisturizers containing engineered peptides and over-the-counter retinoids. Skin pigmentation can become more regular with the use of photoprotective ingredients. Furthermore, combining cosmeceutical ingredients in a moisturizing agent can magnify benefits and improve skin appearance.

“Evidence-based cosmeceutical ingredients can provide anti-aging benefits,” Draelos concludes. “This new generation of cosmeceuticals can provide valuable skin benefits.”


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA -  01/04/08 - "Welcome to 2008: Dubya's last year in office" AND
    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/05/08 - "Too true to be funny":

Is that all?

VERY TRUE!!!Angel smiley emoticonEye-rolling smiley emoticonSarcastic smiley emoticonBaring teeth smiley emoticonIsland with palm tree emoticon

As the start of the political season begins, thought you might enjoy this!! 

The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money. 

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.
  
A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959. 
  
B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive. 

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age. 

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet. 

E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it. 

While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New Orleans It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division. 

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number, what does it mean? 

A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you each get $516,528. 
  
B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, your home gets $1,329,787. 

C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.


Washington, D.C . HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??

Tax his land,
Tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirts,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his booze,
Tax his beers,
If he cries,
Tax his tears.
Tax his bills,
Tax his gas,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash.
Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.
If he hollers,
Tax him more,
Tax him until he's good and sore.
Tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays.
Put these words upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me to my doom!'
And when he's gone,
We won't relax,
We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Perm it Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
Liquor Tax,
Luxury Tax,
Marriage License Tax,
Medicare Tax,
Property Tax,
Real Estate Tax,
Service charge taxes,
Social Security Tax,
Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
Sales Taxes,
Recreational Vehicle Tax,
School Tax,
State Income Tax,
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fe e Tax,
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
Telephone State and Local Tax,
Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
Utility Tax,
Vehicle License Registration Tax,
Vehicle Sales Tax,
Watercraft Registration Tax,
Well Permit Tax,
Workers Compensation Tax.
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago,
and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle
class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What happened?  Can you spell 'politicians!'
And I still have to 'press
1' for English.
What the heck happened?????

   Good question! Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Joan!


From Brian Beachum ('72) of VA - 01/04/07 - "Some serious food for thought !!!!!!!!!!!!":

Truth is stranger than some people want!

While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the Golden Gate.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter.  "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem.  We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the man.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up.  What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven.  Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

"Really, I've made up my mind.  I want to be in heaven," says the senator.

"I'm sorry, but we have our rules." And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St Peter is waiting for him.

"Now it's time to visit heaven."

So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing.  They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers:  "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste  and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.  "I don't understand," stammers the senator.

"Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable.  What happened?"

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning...... Today you voted."


   OOOH! Thanks, Brian!


  From Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA - 01/04/07 - "  James Eakes":

Dear Carol,
 
Thanks so much for the memorial in the NNHS newsletter about my brother's sudden death.  It was a great shock to us,  but it was
what he would have wanted.  I am so appreciative of all the responses in the guest book.  That meant a lot to me and to our mother.  He
will be greatly missed. 
      
Thanks for the article and tribute to his life.  We celebrate his life, as would have been his desire.
 
Thanks and God Bless All,
 
         Brenda Insley

   Thank you, Brenda, it was my honor.  I cannot imagine the pain of losing a sibling.  Again, you and your family have my deepest condolences.

   I added your remarks - along with the latest three guest book entries - to James' Memorial Newsletter:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/NNHS-Newsletters-2007.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/12-07-07-NNHS-James-Eakes.html


  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 01/05/08 - "Please Send Comments on Fort Monroe":

Carol,
 
Happy New Year!
 
People have asked about places where they could send comments. Here are two very important ways for each of us to express our opinion on the future of Fort Monroe.
 
Adrian Whitcomb, NNHS Class of 1967

 

 
 
 
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Please Send Comments on Fort Monroe
 
There are currently two ways for you to submit comments on what you think is important in considering the future of Fort Monroe.
 
 
(1) US Army
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The US Army doesn't make decisions about whether Fort Monroe will become a park or be developed, but it does set up some guidelines. Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Army is going through the process of writing these guidelines. There have been public meetings. The public is encouraged to submit comments by e-mail or regular mail.
 
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All Comments are due Jan 9, 2008
Submitted by
 
1. E-mail: monr.106public@us.army.mil
 
2. Mailing address:
Directorate of Public Works
Attention: Jennifer Guerrero
318 Cornog Lane
Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1110
 
You can answer the questionnaire, which requires some familiarization with the process as it is at this point. On the other hand, if you do not feel comfortable with going through this questionnaire, then at least make some brief comments in your own words. The most important part is that you do make some kind of response.
 
For more information and electronic version of the questionnaire,
Visit the website at:
 
http://www.monroe.army.mil/monroe/sites/Section106/Section106.aspx
 
The suggestions below are from a member of Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park:
 
Alternatively, recognizing that there are many demands on your time, I would suggest the draft PA is in many respects a quite protective document.  But it has certain shortcomings to those who believe all 570 acres at Fort Monroe (i.e., not just the 63 acres constituting the moated fort) are special and should remain public, with any development determined by and under the supervision of a public entity significantly insulated from day-to-day (i.e., developer-dominated) politics and with a fiduciary duty to protect and enhance the entire property while over time making property economically self-sustaining.  So CFMNP is suggesting citizens who are sympathetic to these concerns do at least the following in their comments:
 
· In Questions 1.A and B., answer “No”, citing PA’s failure to address protecting Fort Monroe’s 570 acres as a whole (not just the 5 zones and two other cited assets).
· In Questions 1.E, 1.F and 1.G, state that you would expand upon the management responsibilities and mechanisms/limitations shown, to (i) prohibit sales of any public land to private entities (in favor of leases with usable termination clauses) and (ii) require establishment of a public entity (e.g., trust) insulated from day-to-day politics with a board dedicated to protecting all of Fort Monroe for American people and effective control over all development and use of 570 acres, perhaps in partnership with National Park Service.
· In Question 2.A, repeat PA’s failure to address protecting Fort Monroe’s 570 acres as a whole, and in 2.B, answer “Yes.”
· In Questions 2.C.2) and 2.D.2), indicate that future use of Zone B should be with reference to its historic pre-World War II use as predominately open space, not its post-World War II use for housing and other service functions for Army.
 
Thank you for your help, which could well make a difference in causing Fort Monroe to become a “grand public place” for next 400 years in contrast to another nice private waterfront neighborhood with an interesting old fort as a centerpiece. Responses are due to be received by the Army by Wednesday, January 9, so I urge you get your responses in the mail by [Monday].
 
[or e-mail by Wednesday, January 9] 
 
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(2) National Park Service
 
We were told at the NPS public meeting held on December 6 that comments should be mailed to
 
Terrence Moore
National Park Service
200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia , PA 19106
 
The "Criteria for Parkland " can be found at:
 
http://www.nps.gov/legacy/criteria.html
 
The National Park Service is undergoing a reconnaissance survey, which may be done before the end of spring 2008. No specific deadline for comments has been given yet, but it is important to submit comments early in the process. The study will either conclude that a more in depth study is desirable, or recommend against further study.
 
Below are some excerpts from the NPS website which should be kept in mind when arguing for a Fort Monroe National Park :
 
Suitability and Feasibility
"An area that is nationally significant also must meet criteria for suitability and feasibility to qualify as a potential addition to the National Park System. To be suitable for inclusion in the System an area must represent a natural or cultural theme or type of recreational resource that is not already adequately represented in the National Park System or is not comparably represented and protected for public enjoyment by another land-managing entity. Adequacy of representation is determined on a case-by-case basis by comparing the proposed area to other units in the National Park System for differences or similarities in the character, quality, quantity, or combination of resources, and opportunities for public enjoyment. 
To be feasible as a new unit of the National Park System an area's natural systems and/or historic settings must be of sufficient size and appropriate configuration to ensure long-term protection of the resources and to accommodate public use. It must have potential for efficient administration at a reasonable cost. Important feasibility factors include landownership, acquisition costs, access, threats to the resource, and staff or development requirements."
 
"Many units of the national park system have been established to recognize their important role in providing recreational opportunities. The potential for public use and enjoyment is an important consideration in evaluating potential new additions to the National Park System. However, recreational values are not evaluated independently from the natural and cultural resources that provide the settings for recreational activities."
 
Again, use your own words, but particularly emphasize the historical importance of Fort Monroe (list specifics, see links for ideas:  http://www.cfmnp.org/Opportunity.htm , http://www.cfmnp.org/talking_points.htm  http://www.cfmnp.org/pdfs/FMNP_Brochure_Final.pdf ), comment on its valuable open space and recreational resources in the middle of a growing metropolitan area, and state that there is a danger of it being developed unless the National Park Service accepts responsibility for its future.
 
Please recognize the importance of these two ways of providing comments. Your input is valuable.
 
Thanks so much for your involvement,
Adrian
 
Website of Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park : http://www.cfmnp.com/
 
A brief response is better than no response at all. We need to show the Army and the National Park Service that we want a park and not another development!

   Thank you, Adrian! Y'all please take time out of your busy schedules to write a few lines about this! It's so important, not only for ourselves, but for future generations!

   I've posted this information on the Fort Monroe page in Our Old Stomping Grounds:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-C-G.html

               http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/fortress-monroe.html


      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 01/05/08 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Some good signs for our friends and relatives":

Signs.
 
To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door - snout height. 
 
Dear Dogs and Cats, 
 
The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food.  The other dishes are mine and contain my food.  Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate of food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. 
 
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object.  Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run. 
 
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed.  I am very sorry about this.  Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort.  Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep.  It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible.  I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.  
 
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open.  I must exit through the same door I entered.  Also, I have been using the bathroom for years -- canine or feline attendance is not mandatory. 
 
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough! 
 
To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door: 
 
To All  Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets: 
 
 1.  They live here.  You don't.  
 
 2.  If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.  (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)  
 
 3.  I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.  
 
 4.  To you, it's an animal.  To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.  
 
Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
 
 1.  Eat less  
 2.  Don't ask for money all the time  
 3.  Are easier to train  
 4.  Usually come when called  
 5.  Never drive your car  
 6.  Don't hang out with  drug-using friends  
 7.  Don't smoke or drink  
 8.  Don't worry about having to buy the latest fashions  
 9.  Don't wear your clothes  
10.  Don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and  
11.  If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

   WILD GIGGLES - good points!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


   Remember - there are still several images and thought provoking topics yet to be covered - sometime soon - MAYBE even - next time!  Meanwhile, Happy New Year to you all!

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

Words by Jaan Kenbrovin; Music by John Kellette, 1919

"This wistful song was the result of a cooperative project by three professional songwriters, James Kendis, James Brockman and Nat Vincent They combined their talents and their names as aliases, and published their work with a copyright by the Kendis-Brockman Music Co. As a model for this song, they used the same theme as that of a 1918 best seller called I’m Always Chasing Rainbows. Both songs tell the story of the sadness of pursuing false hopes without success. Ironically, the copyright to this song was sold a few months after completion to Jerome H. Remick & Co. It soon became a best seller and the new publisher enjoyed most of the profit."


I'm dreaming dreams,
I'm scheming schemes,
I'm building castles high.
They're born anew,
Their days are few,
Just like a sweet butterfly.
And as the daylight is dawning,
They come again in the morning.

I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams,
They fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding,
I've looked everywhere,
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.


"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Delta/1491/rolons.html - 01/04/08

"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I'm_Forever_Blowing_Bubbles - 01/05/08

"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" Image and History courtesy of http://www.mountaindulcimer-1-3-5.com/Archive-Im_Forever_Blowing_Bubbles.htm - 01/05/08

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Multi-Colored Dot Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars2.html - 03/29/06

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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