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03/07/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Who's Sorry Now?

"How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow
over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry
for the person rather than angry with him.
You tend to have nothing left to say about it all."

- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,                                                                                                         

   I certainly hope that you're not sorry now, because we have all sorts of things for you today!   



1.   Norton Richman ('61) of VA - 03/07/06:

I just recently found out about the NNHS Newsletters. Thank you for all your hard work to keep it current. It has been a real treat to read about the students and teachers who were a part of my life.  Those days at NNHS were so important to me and still remain precious.  

Love & Joy,

Norton Richman  ‘61

   Norton!  How truly delightful to hear from you again after all these years!  I have gleefully added your name to the (usually) hidden mailing lists, and to the Alumni Page:

   Did you go to the University of Houston, or is that just some of my wild imaginings?

   I hope you're going to your next reunion!  I understand it will be held this summer, although I've had no direct communication concerning it; neither could I find it listed here:

   (If any of you '61-ers would like to share that information with me, I'd be more than happy to plug it...)

   After that, why don't you plan to join us all as the Class of 1966 hosts an Open Reunion on the weekend of September 30?

   Well, Norton, you made my whole day!    When you have ten or twelve hours to spare, cruise through the site itself, and do share some of your own memories with us!  And you're right - they are precious!

    I'm glad you're having fun; I know I am!  



    Happy Birthday today to    Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA, and tomorrow to Doris Burns, mother of    Steve Burns ('65) of MN.  Have a great day, Ladies!




1.   Barbara Brewer ('69) of VA - 03/07/06:

Name: Barbara Sue Brewer NNHS '69
Marital Status Divorced
City/Country: Norfolk, Va.
Favorite Teachers Jerry Grogan and Erin Christian made the learning experience relevant and fun. And then, there was Ms Baker for chemistry and summer school history, she was Entertainment.
Hobbies Choral music, ODU basketball, reading NNHS 1965 newsletters and keeping contact with old friends.
Comments Thank you Carol Harty for this site. Since we cannot go to the NNHS Homecoming, Thanksgiving, and the basketball games to keep up with each other, this comes pretty close to it.

    Thanks, Barbara! 




  Hit #44,500 was made on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 1:02 PM by someone who accessed the site from visiting the Reunion News on


From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA -  03/05/06 - "Famous Soldiers Page":

Some additions for the Famous Soldiers page
Jack Buck died of combined series of illnesses including lung cancer, Parkinson's disease, intestinal blockage.
Art Carney died of natural causes
Julia Child died in her sleep of kidney failure
Dwight Eisenhower died of heart failure
Daniel Gade was born September 1975 (best I can do on him right now)
Hank Greenberg "aka Hammerin' Hank" died September 4, 1986 Beverly Hills, CA in his sleep from cancer
Stonewall Jackson was born January 21, 1824
Louis L'Amour died June 10, 1988 Los Angeles, CA
George C. Marshall died Walter Reed Hosp., Washington, DC
Elvis Presley died of heart attack, drug induced
Tony Randall died in his sleep from complications of pneumonia.
Warren Spahn died of natural causes
Hoyt Wilhelm died in Sarasota, FL of heart failure

   COOL BEANS!!!  I seem to be encountering some technical difficulties at the moment, Eric, but I'll post all these additions within the next twelve hours.  Thanks so much! 


  From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 03/05/06 - "Picture":

A picture is worth a thousand words.......................
  Awwwwww - how sweet!

Thanks, Jerry! 


  From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 03/05/06 - "The Graduation Suit":

Hello Carol, Mar. 5, 06

I'm sure everyone is getting tired of seeing my Navy photo.

   I personally never tire of looking at men in uniform, but maybe it's just me.....  WILD GIGGLES!!!

  I finally got my scanner working again and managed to capture my image as it appeared in the June 1945 Anchor. Attached is what I was able to achieve today.

Our class photos were taken at the Cheyne Studio. The Anchor committee had decided that the boys would all wear suits for their photos. I didn't have a decent suit and was too embarrassed to ask a friend to lend me one. At that time (May 1945) our family had fallen on hard times (the result of too many good times) and there was simply no money available to buy me a suit for just that one picture.
Fred Field
NNHS Class of 1945

My uncle, David Arnold Lloyd, offered to lend me one of his suits. We were exactly the same size except that my legs were about an inch and one half too long. I appeared in the studio worrying about how far down the photo would reach and was relieved to hear that it would only be from the waist up.

The next week we seniors were showing our photo proofs around and getting opinions as to which view to use. I got a little uncomfortable when someone suggested that the seniors all wear their photo clothes to school on a particular day. Fortunately that idea died.

My uncle attended my graduation. After the ceremony he told me that he was so impressed with my photo that I could keep the suit. And that he would pay to have the legs lengthened. It was a most appreciated graduation present. I kept the suit for many years and thought of his generosity every time I wore it.

Nostalgic best wishes,


   What a wonderful story, Fred!  I thought as I read it how not only styles but trends and customs change so radically so often.  I was delighted that in the early sixties at NNHS, some of the fellas began wearing really dressy clothes to school on a regular basis - not only shirts, ties, and sweaters, but occasionally full suits.  When my older sons were in school in mid Illinois in the late nineties, they simply could not conceive of such a thing.  As I offered them photographic proof from my Anchors, they were still convinced the guys were just wearing their Sunday clothes for the pictures, and would divest themselves of them at the earliest opportunity.

   Looking back, I wonder if that trend might not have begun because so many of them worked in men's clothing stores and department, and need to dress for after school jobs.  And seeing the pleasant responses such attire evoked in the girls, if many others simply (ahem) followed suit.

   I was further reminded of the stories that     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL shared with us of Julie Conn and the various traveling sports teams, and the unknown generosity exhibited by Julie and his friends in seeing that all the boys looked great, despite their family circumstances.

   And then I remembered the early seventies, when people routinely appeared in public in beach wear and nightgowns...  EEEK!!!!!

   Thanks so much, Fred!  From now on we'll use your adorable senior portrait - and remember your heart-warming story as we do so! 


  From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 03/06/06:

Hi Carol,

  Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA asked to see the 1587 list of names for the Lost Colony.  Hope they come through OK, let me know if they don't.

Page One Page Two Page Three    
   WOWZERS, Jennie, I spotted several surnames there that match my own early 17th-century ancestors in Virginia - Jones, Powell, Wilkinson, Payne....  Hmmm....  But I always thought "lost" in this case meant "really most sincerely lost"....  Very interesting!

   Thanks, Jen! 


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/06/06 - "Peninsula Boys Club Photo taken during
World Fair in New York City":

Hi, Carol:

Today I received a "Snail Mail" reply to my letter to Mr. Tom Olaisen requesting that he try to identify those in the photograph. In his note, he apologized for the delay in responding to our request, and explained that he had passed it around to several folk to get their input also. Here is the best identification from those sources:
Left = Sonny Williams
Front Row= (3 Mitch Avent, (6 Wayne Faircloth, (8 Mike Leonard, (9 Harold "Butch" Capps, (10 Bobby Dabbs, (12 Mike Mitchum, (14 Ernie Jones, (15 Dennie Perkinson.
Back Row= (6 Ollie Carrithers, (9 Mr. Harry Shoff, (11 David Hatchett, (12 Chuck Ragland, (13 Gene Dismuke, (14 Keith Sword, (18 Max Bartholomew, (19 Mr. Tom Olaisen
So there are now 19 unidentified persons in the photo, unless one of your subscribers has named a few since you posted this photo in the Old Stomping Grounds page.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of VA

   OH! Thanks for your persistence!, Joe!  I have made those additions now:


  From Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA - 03/07/06:

Yes - EBB!!!! "How do I love thee?"  And her equally wonderful love - RB!  I have to teach "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" every time I teach English.  You just have to love someone with the imagination to kill another by wrapping his lover's long  hair around her neck.  I always knew there was some reason I could never have the very long hair I always wanted:>).
Have a great day!

Love Cuz'

   Ahhh - "My Last Duchess"!!!  That's a special favorite of mine for a number of reasons, not the least of which is because I've always found it so disturbing, as I identify so strongly with the poor dear.  My own smiles are all the same.....

"She had
   A heart . . . how shall I say? . . . too soon made glad,
   Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er
   She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.
   Sir, 'twas all one!"

   And Porphyria?!?

"Be sure I looked up her eyes
--Happy and proud; at last I knew
Porphyria worshipped me; surprise
--Made my heart swell, and still it grew
--While I debated what to do.
That moment she was mine, mine, fair,
--Perfectly pure and good; I found
A thing to do, and all her hair
--In one long yellow string I wound
--Three times her little throat around,
And strangled her. No pain felt she;
--I am quite sure she felt no pain."

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!!  The moral to these poems is the stuff of which nightmares are made.......

   That reminds me.  The one thing I remember most vividly from all the many times I visited the Mariners' Museum as a child was the gondola in which the Brownings's rode through Venice.  What romantic images that evoked!  And I touched it!!!  I do hope they still have it.

   When is Robert's birthday, anyway?  Ah, May 7, 1812.  Y'all make sure I don't forget that one, please.

   Thanks, Cousin Pam! 


  From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 03/07/06 - "Earl Vaughn":

I see that since Earl's retirement he has time to surf the net.  I had the pleasure of working with Earl for eight years here at the jail before his retirement.
Captain Dave Arnold
Director of Personnel and Training
Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail
9320 Merrimac Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

   "Surf the net?!?"  Seeing the double-connection, I thought you yourself had told Earl of the Famous Airmen page!!!

   Well, it's good to see you both "reunited" on the same page!

   And the world grows smaller......

   Thanks, Dave! 


From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA -  03/05/06:


I just saw in the 3/3/06 newsletter photo restorations one of the member's sons did.

   That would have been my own "little baby boy", my #6 son,   Dale Harty (American School - IL - '02).  He's right here handy under the same roof again for the time being, and very agreeable, and can be easily located when I'm in a extreme hurry - which is most of the time....  However, his time is about to become much less free.

I also do restorations including more extreme cases with missing pieces, stains, and creases. Granted even the most advanced software will not create a 100% factual restoration, but can be
convincing enough that the average person viewing it can't tell the difference. It was part of my graphic design work associated with designing commercial websites.

In any event, if you have something questionable that may need to be restored for the website, let me know. Send it in the highest original resolution and I can send back the results ready to post. Just a little contribution :-)

Eric Huffstutler
BHS '75

   WOWZERONI!!!  That's very good to know - and a very generous offer!  We've had similar offers from three other subscribers, and indeed a couple of them have actually done wonderful things for us.  I kept their names and offers quiet to avoid the possibility of their being deluged by requests.

   As a matter of fact, somewhere around here I do have a badly mutilated photograph I very much would like to have fully restored.  I'll put out an APB on it, and when it resurfaces, I'll send it on over to you.

   In the meanwhile, you'll notice that at the 10/13/05 request of    Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) we are doing this senior portrait (or reasonable facsimile) thingie, as well as a mascot preface as members from other schools report in with input.    Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73 - of VA) supplied the crab for the Crabbers; my first cousin,    Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) made the scales for the Justices; and    Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC made us an anchor for the Mariners.

   I do not even know what Bethel's colors and mascot were, let alone have a suitable image for use.  If you could locate those two items for us, we'd be delighted! 

   Thanks, Eric! 



  From Me ('65) of NC - 03/07/06:

   I spotted this mug on eBay, and couldn't resist adding the image to The Blue Lite Club's - ah, "interesting" page:


  From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/06 - "Why I love the south" (#16 in a Series):

If you can stop laughing, you might include one of these each upcoming newsletter .... unless you think it undignified. 



   Thanks, Dave! 


  I had at least six other major items which I thought surely I would address in this Newsletter, but it would seem that I thought wrong!

    Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!


                          Love to all, Carol





Who's Sorry Now?

Words and Music by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Ted Snyder, 1923

(Connie Frances)

Who’s sorry now, who’s sorry now
Whose heart is achin’ for breakin’ each vow
Who’s sad and blue, who’s cryin’ too
Just like I cried over you.

Right to the end, just like a friend
I tried to warn you somehow
You had your way, now you must pay
I’m glad that you’re sorry now.

Right to the end just like a friend
I tried to warn you somehow
You had your way, now you must pay
I’m glad that you’re sorry now.

"Who's Sorry Now?" midi courtesy of - 11/28/05
- a site previously suggested by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA – 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Who's Sorry Now?" lyrics courtesy of - 03/04/06

 "Blue Heart" Painting courtesy of - 03/04/06

Blue Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/20/05

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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