02/10/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
can't stop loving or wanting to love because
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I thought perhaps it would be fun in the last two days before Lincoln's Birthday to run some sad pre-Valentine's Day love songs!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wattjJtPT80 - I Can't Stop Loving You -
Ray Charles, 1962
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA AND the late Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND Mike Miller ('65) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia;
14 - Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND My Niece, Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 10, 1942 - A Japanese submarine bombarded Midway Atoll.|
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Wednesday, February 10, 1965 - Comedian and actor Mario Jean was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada.|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/08/10, 1:02 AM - "Snowed in February 2010":
From Christine Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/07/10, 11:01 PM - "Snowed in February 2010":
We didn't do badly clearing all that snow - must have been about 25 to 27 inches and in some places more. I thought we would never get it done and began to pray. First Bill's friend Frank showed up because he did not have electricity and we gave him breakfast and he cleared a path for my little car to move out. Then our young strong neighbor came to help and he cleared a huge chunk. Yet it seemed like we still had so much to finish before sundown and icy conditions.
Then Chris Garcia, the person to built our shed and did the energy saving windows and my porch and whom I have total faith to do good work, came with his daughter and brother and some kind of equipment and he cleared up the driveway. What a Godsend all these folk were. I dare not go to work tomorrow and fortunately am blessed with a job (boss) that I can sometimes work from home.
We are expecting another 5 to 10 inches on Tuesday. I think I am getting some muscles now with that strenuous workout.
God Bless and Goodnight.
See the photos taken with my Blackberry. You can see these photos and those taken from my office window of the snow last week on my Facebook page.
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|Sunday, February 7, 2009 - Triangle, VA|
YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI! Thank you, Bill and Christine!
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 02/09/10, 11:08 AM - " Joe Baker's Class":
Hello Carol, Tue. Feb. 9, 2010
I found Joe Baker in the 1948 Anchor. This was the first Anchor to include both February and June graduates. Joe appears with the February graduates on page 94.
Fred W. Field
Thank you so very much, Fred!
From Jim Cobb ('66) of VA - 02/09/10 - "USS Boxer (LPH-4)":
After all the
discussion of the USS Boxer (LPH-4), I thought the readers might like to
see a picture of her "underway" in the 60's.
One other note: The
Boxer did serve as a flag ship of a task group when a Commodore was
"Onboard" - One of my first duties as an Airman (E3) reporting to the
ship was to polish brass on the handrails leading to the Commodore's
Quarters located on the port side of the hanger deck close to the
forecastle (that's on the left side close to the front of the ship for
OOOH! Thank you so much, Jim!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/09/10 - "USS Princeton (LPH-5)":
Another "Small World" story coming your way. Upon reading the recollections of Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA regarding his tour in the U.S. Navy and serving in the USS Princeton (LPH-5): it is my pleasure to dine with a "Friday Lunch Bunch of Marines" in Clearwater, Florida. Among the many colorful Marine veterans who attend is one Lt Colonel Joseph Beno USMC (Ret), who was the first Marine Air Officer serving in the USS Princeton (LPH-5).
He has some great "Sea Stories" to tell of his experiences while serving in this vessel.
Remembering JEB Stuart's Birthday and using it as a theme for your Newsletter makes me homesick for Virginia.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
OH, WOW! Thanks so much, Joe - you know how I love those small world stories!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 02/09/10 - "NNHS Grad...":
I am sorry I left out the the name of our schoolmate. His name is Charles Brabrand. I did not realize I had left his name out. I guess that is what is known as a birthday present! Bad Memory!!!
WILD GIGGLES! I feel your pain, Jerry! Thank you, Sweetie!
|Sunday, January 31, 2010|
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/09/10 - "Trivia":
Maybe I'm the only one who questioned the celery caloric info.
1. Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.
2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.
3. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a 'tittle'.
4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
5. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
6. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
7. The 'spot' on 7-UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes.. He was albino.
8. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.
9. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
10. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.
11. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
12. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).
13. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
14. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
15. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.
16. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time hence, multitasking was invented.
17.Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
18. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
19. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!
20. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!
21. Leonardo DaVinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
22. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
23. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original 'Halloween' was a Captain Kirk's mask painted white.
24. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar. (good to know)
25. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand. (and you thought this list was completely useless)
26. The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
27. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
28. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!
29. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
30. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
31. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries
32. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.
Thanks so much,
I love trivia - and I was surprised at how
many of these I already knew!
From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#6 in a Series of 19)":
For anyone age
appropriate…that means almost everyone
Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.
Don't laugh.....it is all true...these are the perks of reaching 60 and heading towards 70 and older!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINALLY:From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/09/10:
Seems an elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years.
He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased you can hear again."
To which the gentleman said, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will five times!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:00 PM - The NN/Hampton Breakfast Bunch will hold their Annual Valentine's Dinner at the Hampton Yacht Club. Those interested can call Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800.
2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at email@example.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1960
4. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at email@example.com.
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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"I Can't Stop Loving You" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/icantstoplovingyou.html - 02/11/10 (sic)
Nicko real's 2007 Image, "Can't Stop Loving You", courtesy of https://www.usefilm.com/image/1240370.html - 02/11/10 (sic)
Black Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.xmission.com/~tssphoto/valentine.html - 02/12/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Coast Guard and Army Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Thanks again, Herbie!
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho fought in WWII
Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of http://ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=18567 - 09/25/07
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Valentines clip art
courtesy of John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/09/09
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