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02/05/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
What Are You Doing
The Rest Of Your Life?

"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be."

 - Robert Browning
(7 May 1812 - 12 Dec 1889)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The theme for today's Newsletter goes all the way back to 09/24/04:

   The quotation I couldn't resist.  In her declining years, my mama (who was, shall we say, less than amused by the aging process) used to cite it with contempt, and say that the first thing she was going to do when she reached the other side would be to find Robert Browning and punch his lights out.  I've always wondered if she managed to pull that one off....


   We have a Real Twofer today!

     Charles Braslow, the Valedictorian of the Class of 1965, of the Virgin Islands
Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA
were both born on this day in 1948!

    Happy Birthday, Gentlemen!!!

   Today would also have been the 69th birthday of    Richard Krause ('57), who passed away on 12/27/99::

   Rest in Peace, Dickie!

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 02/04/07 - "Correction to my email - North End then and now photos":

I was mistaken about the current pastor being there since my dad left in 1960.  There was another in between Rev. Crane and my dad.  And my mother tells me that the house is no longer the parsonage.  Everything else in my email is correct.

   Thanks, Al!  Rather than rewrite it all, I simply added your newest comments beneath the former ones:

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 02/04/07:

Goodness! The house picture brought back memories-- I lived at 315 58th Street, and rode my bicycle all over the neighbourhood up and down. (I had an odd bicycle I'd gotten in Germany in 1961, with narrow tires and straight handlebars-- people asked me about it whenever I rode it. They did when I went to NH for college, too. And then when I was away at grad school I'd left it at my parents' place, and my kid sister, Prisca Eibhlisebhe, sold it, without my permission, and happily gave me half the money when I came home for the holidays, keeping half for herself.  She was quite proud of herself for disposing of the "useless" and "peculiar" bike and getting money for it, too.) Before 58th Street that I lived, for one year, on Huntington Avenue, a little north of there; before that I was in Germany (Hahn) for three years.  

"What was then Huntington Avenue"-- what is it now?


   Thanks, Domi!   Don't the images brings back such vivid memories?!?  I hope you saw the entire North End page:

   I'm going to let someone else better qualified than I answer your question, Domi.  As I was riding down Huntington Avenue last fall, I kept my eyes glued on the homes to see what remained, and tried not to think of what was lost.

   "Anyone?  Anyone?'

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 02/04/07:

From my livejournal:
Imbolg, and prosperity
Woke up this morning to lots of mess still to clean up from the Imbolg Grove meeting... and then reminded myself. Having dozens of goblets and plates and forks and knives and spoons, and all those pots and pans and tablecloths to wash, is a GOOD thing, speaking to the prosperity (even when I complain) of this household and of the Grove... there was hot cider, homemade mead, 6 kinds of wine, soda, water, selzer, Scapa, tea, coffee, spicy baked chicken, maple-glazed spiral sliced ham, smoked salmon, sausages, cheeses, haddock, crab cakes, rare roast beef, garlicky-basil-y leg of lamb, watercress, an eggplant dish, tossed green salad and Caesar salad, tarragon mushrooms, Irish brown bread, braided white bread, bran bread, barley bread, herb bread, fruit salad, syllabub, fresh strawberries...
The tables were set with crisp white linen, with the bright green glass plates and salad plates on them, and bright goblets in various colours... the pewter Jefferson cups we use for ritual clean and ready, the candles burning bright, Queen Of Heaven incense wafting from the altar... the Cauldron of Intent full of barley.... offering-cups and offering plate full...
I'm washing dishes with gratitude. A gift requires a gift, and I am gifted indeed.

Current Mood: thankful
Current Music: phil coulter

   Mmmmmm - sounds great! Thank you again, Domi!

   (For those of you just joining us, Domi is a Druid priestess.)

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/04/07 - "Super Bowl commercials 2007":

These were posted fast!

   WOWZERS!!!  That WAS fast!  Thanks, Shari!

From  Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/05/07:

I thought    Randy Tate ('66) now lived in RI or some other place up north, not VA?

   Now, Wayne Honey, it's actually DE, but you know how I love to "move" people back to the sacred soil of Virginia. 
Sigh.  Okay, I moved him back up north.

   Thanks for your eagle eye, Wayne Honey! Sorry, Randy Darlin'!

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/05/07 - "Florida tornado pictures":

A friend of mine sent me these - some pictures of the damage done in the Villages.
Here are some more pictures from Charlie Vanderford............ Click on the link

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!!  Those will certainly make you pause and count your blessings!  Thanks, Wayne!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/05/07 - "SWARM":

Alfred Hitchcock would have had another movie title. This lady must not have the slightest fear of mice. This infestation is on such a high scale that I wonder if their home needed to be evacuated.
So gross!

   EWWW!!!  Thanks, Shari - I think!


1.    From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 01/23/07 - "NNHS February Fling":

I have reserved Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for February 24 from 6-10 p.m. for a get together of all classes.  It will be completely casual.  Just come in for some dinner or just to say hi.  All I ask is that you let me know if you are coming so I can have an accurate count so Angelo can decide if he needs more waitresses that night.

Please pass this on to any class alumni and ask them to contact me if they would like to come.  They can either e-mail me or call me at 868-8443.

Please, also tell them that if the weather is bad to call Angelo's at 599-5727 to make sure the dinner is still on.

Thanks and I hope to see you there!!

Dee Hodges Bartram

  This is such a thrill for me to hear, Dee!  Thanks so much for arranging such an event!

   This is now covered on the main page and on this and each successive Newsletter.  Shortly it will be posted on the Reunion Pages as well.

2.    From Norman Covert ('61) of MD - 01/31/07:

Dear Webmistress Carol,


Hope you're having a good visit "up nawth." It's time for more "why YOU live down south" pictures. Mother Nature is playing her tricks on us again -- it is 14 degrees outside my window, brrr.


First -- Sound the great huzzahs for Sandra Canepa (NNHS '56) (plus Karen, Edna, Adrian, et al)  for her ferocity and professionalism trying to save the sacred ground at Buckroe Beach. I don't doubt she can wrangle a victory. There was a time when we were colleagues at the HQ TRADOC ( Fort Monroe ) Public Affairs Office.  She may remember beating me in several lunchtime tennis forays, a reminder that Coach Julie Conn suggested in March 1958 that I'd make a better sports writer than athlete.


Second -- If you have any energy left after watching the Super Bowl, in may be of interest that Monday night you can see just how much my 64 years are showing. Your local PBS station is scheduled to air an historical perspective on the U.S. Biological Warfare Program Feb. 5th at 9 p.m. (check your local listings). It is entitled "The Living Weapon" and is part of the PBS series, "American Experience." You may learn more at the website . The email flyer is attached.


I earned some credentials in the subject matter during my service as public affairs officer and Command Historian at Fort Detrick (1977-1999). I'm a small part of the production (by the respected John Rubin). It takes a new look into the origins of the U.S. Biowarfare program, including those heroic "White Coat Soldiers (7th-day Adventists)." They volunteered to help test vaccines and treatment regimes for a variety of organisms, many of which are still a threat to our military forces. The defensive side of the research continues here in Frederick .


Thanks for the blatant self promotion. You may forward any "thumbs up" to .


I will surely be taping this episode!  How wonderful and exciting!  Thanks so much for letting us know!

3.   From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA to the Members of the Class of 1962 - 02/01/07 - "NNHS Meeting":

Hi All,

Just a short note to remind you of the reunion committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 5th at 6:30 pm at Bill's Seafood Restaurant on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.

There will be an election of officers and a hospitality committee. So be thinking, and also a note to remind you that John Rekruit is having surgery on Monday, so be thinking about him too. We will miss having him at the meeting. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, John.

See you all Monday.

Brenda Williams

"Be the change you wish to see in the world". -Ghandi

Friends are Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

   Thanks, Brenda! Y'all have a great meeting!

   And our best wishes go with John!


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:

The NNHS Class of 1966
is sponsoring an
NNHS February Fling
on Saturday, February 24, 2007 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
for members of all classes. 
It will be completely casual.  Just come in for some dinner or just to say hi. 

Please pass this on to any class alumni and ask them to contact Dee Hodges Bartram if they would like to come. 
Just e-mail her at or call her at 868-8443, so that she can have an accurate count
so Angelo can decide if he needs more waitresses that night.

In case of bad weather, call Angelo's at 599-5727 to make sure the dinner is still on.


The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot on Willoughby
Spit. This will be an afternoon into evening beach
party with covered dish dinner.

Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

More details to follow!

  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/02/07 - "Amazing chalk drawings on the road"
(#3 in a Series of 28):


Hi Carol ... check out these pictures! They would be good to use one at a time for your newsletter.

Take care!


More chalk drawings from Julian Beever.  Incredible!!!!!  Julian is an English artist who's famous 
for his 3D art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium.
Do you notice everything is fake. even the hose and water?

   That they would; they're incredible!  Thanks, Babe!

  As I mentioned several times, there is still much more yet to come!  Perhaps tomorrow I'll actually be able to address them.  Keep the faith!   You know what tomorrow is, doncha?!?  Sure ya do!!!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

Words & Music by Alan & Marilyn Bergman & Michel Legrand, 1969

What are you doing the rest of your life?
North and South and East and West of your life,
I have only one request of your life
That you spend it all with me.

All the seasons and the times of your days,
All the nickels and the dimes of your days,
Let the reasons and the rhymes of your days
All begin and end with me.

I want to see your face in every kind of light ,
In the fields of dawn and the forests of the night,
And when you stand before the candles on a cake,
Oh, let me be the one to hear the silent wish you make.

Those tomorrows waiting deep in your eyes
In the world of love that you keep in your eyes,
I'll awaken what's asleep in your eyes.
It may take a kiss or two.

Through all of my life,
Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall of my life,
All I ever will recall of my life
Is all of my life with you.

"What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" midi courtesy of,
with the kind assistance of Nathaniel Harty of IL - 09/23/04

"What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" lyrics courtesy of - 09/23/04

Peggy H. Davis' Floral Ring Anniversary Prints courtesy of (and available through) - 02/05/07

Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I can't seem to find who, because apparently I've never used it before, but it's been in my files since 11/17/05

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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