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03/09/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Crazy

Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong."

- Robert Anton Wilson
(18 Jan 1932 - 11 Jan 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Once again, today's Newsletter theme is being repeated from exactly two years ago today, and once again, my time saving device actually worked - well, halfway, anyway!

  I'm sure it comes as no great shock to you that ! love this song - AND the wonderful original ink blot video!  I wasn't able to locate a pristine copy of it, but the audio on this first one is clear - and the video itself is - well, sorta crazy:

BONUS #1 - - Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

BONUS #2 - - Gnarls Barkley - Crazy - Here are the inkblots, but the audio is inferior.

  Happy Birthday today to
Patrick Burke ('57) AND   Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND   Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND   Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND  Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA;

13 -   Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Newest Daughter-in-Law,      Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03);

15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/09, 11:41 AM - "Saunders Stadium":

Re: Demolition of Saunders Stadium.

It would be a wonderful gesture if the Navy would permit NNHS alumni to retrieve a piece of the stadium as a keepsake. It wouldn’t take much to set aside some rubble in a safe place and let us grab a small chunk.

If there is a subscriber with a connection to local Navy authorities, perhaps he or she could make contact quickly about this, before the trucks haul away our memories to the landfill.

   What a super idea, David - thanks!

   But see, I would have thought that that person might have been you, Captain - or at least that you might have know a man who knew a guy who knew a fella who knew just the right person to contact.....

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/09, 12:02 PM - "Saunders Stadium":

I just sent the following Letter to the Editor to the Daily Press: 

I have learned that the Navy will soon begin demolition of the stands at Saunders Stadium at the former Newport News High School. I can understand how this is now necessary, as the structure has become a danger. However, I think I can speak for most alumni in saying that this will be very sad day for us. There are so many wonderful memories over so many years of football games, track meets, and gym classes. To think that all of that will end up as rubble in a landfill is painful. 

Perhaps there is a way to ease that pain. Perhaps the Navy could arrange for some of the smaller pieces of the rubble to be set aside in a safe place for a few days and allow Alumni to retrieve them as keepsakes. What a magnanimous gesture by the Navy that would be ... to permit us old Typhoons to have a tangible artifact of the school we all still love so much. I like to think that   Julie Conn would have wanted that.

   EXCELLENT! Thank you so much, David!

    From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 03/08/09, 11:20 AM - "Saunders Stadium":

Dear Carol,

I’d like to add my thanks to Bruce Howell ('69 - of VA) for his images of Saunders Stadium. This will likely be the last time I see it as it is.

Talk about a flood of memories. I took one look at the field and immediately saw the Turkey Day game in progress. Closed my eyes and heard Coach Conn “motivating” all of us during track and field practice.

The field looks like it is covered with grass! All I can remember is dirt, maybe some grass in the end zones. And what a plush locker room we had under the stadium!! But I wouldn’t trade that experience nor the memories for all the tea in China.

Thanks again, Bruce. This was a trip down memory lane that I thoroughly enjoyed. I know I’m not alone.


   Thank you, Joe!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 03/08/09, 7:08 PM - "Stadium":

That was just the right picture of the stadium! I took my driver's ed class under there. Made me feel rather naughty being in such a small room with boys and not the school proper. Of course, then I thought you could get pregnant just letting a boy lean on you. Took me until 40 to figure out if you're both standing up and have your clothes on, you're OK.

It took me three tries to get my permit. Back then you had to parallel park in a three sided form on the ground. I had to drive my father's Kaiser. For those who do not know, that's a pregnant Edsel. BIG, BIG car.

My father gave me "flat" tire drills. Said if I had to drive I had to know how to take care of myself. Said I was not the type of looker men did things for. So I learned to change a tire. I weighed 95 pounds, the tire weighed 70, so Father put two jacks in the car - one for the car and one for the tire.

The truth be known, Father did not want me to drive; it meant he had to share the car. But I persevered to the point of almost losing the officer in the car with me! Poor man, I'm sure he quit that same day.

I am still the type of looker men do not do things for and they will risk causing a traffic accident just to avoid doing so. True- I almost got a ticket for it.

Thanks for the memories---I think.......

Linda May

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Linda May!

   I collected the earlier images of Saunders Stadium from the NNHS page and gave it its own section on the site now: - brand new page!

   There are also images of Saunders Stadium to be found scattered through the various reunion pages of the past several years.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/08/09 - "Did U Know?":

Not All White Is Wrong
Don't judge a food by its color -- that's the advice of some health experts. While it's true that heavily processed foods such as white rice, white bread and white pasta should be replaced by their whole-wheat counterparts, there's a whole world of white foods that are actually good for you. The proof is in what you pick. Garlic, bananas and pears, all white foods in their natural state, are all health-enhancing foods that are sure to benefit you. It's the white foods made with flour and sugar that dieters should try to avoid.

   Oh, yeah, and there's cheesecake and whipped cream and white chocolate and vanilla ice cream and  - oh, no, that's not right..... SORRY!

   Thanks, Shari!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/08/09 - "Warwick High School '59 Reunion Information 02-02-09":


Another reunion notice, for those who may be interested.


Dear Classmates,
By now you should have received a postcard from the reunion committee with preliminary information about the reunion. If you did not get the postcard it probably means that we do not have your current mailing address. The information on the postcard is given below.  It is very important that we get updated personal information from you as soon as possible because many of the other committee members are getting up in years and are slow and forgetful.  It will take them a while to sort all this out. :-)   So, please send changes to the following:
    --postal mailing address
    --email address
    --change of name or status of spouse
    --telephone number
We will send out official forms by mail and email sometime in the spring when we get around to it.
If you know of a classmate who may not have gotten the postcard or still refuses to use email, please rattle his or her chain and get them to contact us.
On the other hand, if you have read this far and still don't want anything to do with the reunion and want to be removed from the mailing list we will reluctantly hit your delete button.  The rest of us will then press on and have a good time.
This is going to be a great reunion and we hope to see you there.
The postcard:

Warwick High School Class of 1959 50-Year Reunion
Friday Evening Sept. 18 – Sunday Morning Sept. 20, 2009
We will hold our 50-year reunion at the “Marriott Newport News at City Center” Sept 18-20.  Events are as follows: Friday evening -- pay-as-you-go dinner at a local restaurant.  Saturday evening -- informal dinner dance at the Marriott.  Sunday morning – pay-as you-go breakfast at the Marriott.  Cost per person is $75.  Ten rooms have been blocked at the Marriott at $109 per night (first come first served).  Reservations: 757-873-9299
 If you do not wish to receive any more information please tell us right away and we will remove you from the email and postal mailing lists.
 If you received this card but no email message, please email us.  If you received an email but no card, please send your postal mailing address.
 If your name, address, spouse, or other information has changed, please send the updated information.  If you know of a classmate who did not receive any information please ask him/her to contact us soon.  We will mail more information in May.
Please send updated information as soon as you can to WHS1959REUNION@AOL.COM or mail it to WHS ’59 REUNION COMMITTEE, C/O J.M. GRAY, 17 DIGGES DRIVE, N. N., VA 23602 or SHIRLEY MOSELEY, 3 DIGGES DRIVE, N.N. VA 23602, 757-877-5751, or Jan Gray 757-877-6597.

   This is the most delightful reunion letter I've read yet, Norris - thanks! I've added this to our front page:

   Somebody needs to send me a cute little WHS Farmer mascot logo to use.....

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/08/09 - "GREAT QUOTES":

Just remember

Of all the thing you wear, your expression is the most important.

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime.

The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.

The best vitamin for making friends..... B1

The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts.

One thing you can give and still keep...your word.

One thing I can't recycle is wasted time.

A mind is like a functions only when open.

Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

Get busy living, or get busy dying.

You can get through anything if you stay in the present.

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

Burn the candles, use the good sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

The most important sex organ is the brain.

No one dictates your happiness but you.

Happiness is the one thing that believing makes it true.

Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

If a relationship has to be a secret, then you shouldn't be in it.

You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

When in doubt, just take the next small step.

Growing old beats the alternative! -- dying young.

Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

If you don't ask, you don't get.

No matter how you feel, get up and get dressed - it makes you feel better.

When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Just remember, if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.

Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

"Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill."  - W.C. Fields

"Aspire to inspire before you expire."  - Anonymous

"The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere."  - Anonymous

"If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead." - Johnny Carson

"Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography." - Paul Rodriguez

"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar." - Drew Carey

"The problem with the designated driver program, it's not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house." - Jeff Foxworthy

"If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base." - Dave Barry

"Relationships are hard. It's like a full time job, and we should treat it like one. If your husband/ wife or boyfriend/ girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice. There should be severance pay, the day before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp." - Bob Ettinger

"Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: "Wow! What a ride!" - Anonymous

"Remember in elementary school, you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower?" - Warren Hutcherson

"Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Afghanistan." - A. Whitney Brown

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!

       From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/08/09 - "BG BROTHER S WATCHING ¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*":


  Mark Friedman ('65 - of VA) sent this my way and it's really "neat"! You can control the movement of the photo with your mouse pointer on the photo( up/down/left/right) and there is a instrument on the upper left that allows you to zoom in on anyone in the crowd!

Give it a try!


This is a photo from the 2009 Inauguration, In which you can see IN FOCUS the face of each individual in the crowd !!!

You can scan, double click and zoom to any section of the crowd. . wait a few seconds. . . and the focus adjusts. Zoom for close-ups

The picture was taken with a robotic camera at 1,474 megapixel. (295 times the standard 5 megapixel camera)

Makes you wonder who's watching us right now !!!!!!!!


   Oh, I'd seen this before, but I don't think it was in a form I could use for the Newsletter. This is scarily delightful - much more fun for the watcher than the watchee, I'm sure....

   Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Mark!

From Yahoo News - 03/09/09 - "SPRING FORWARD":

13 Things to Know About Daylight Saving Time

By Ben Harder of U.S. News and World Report – Thu Mar 5, 4:25 pm ET

Americans will set their clocks ahead by an hour this weekend, as daylight saving time begins Sunday. "Springing forward" creates another hour of sunlight in the evening. It also has some effects on health and public safety that many people are unaware of. Interesting facts about daylight saving time include:

1. Officially, it's "daylight saving time," not "daylight savings time." But don't feel bad if you thought there was a final "s" on "saving"; far more people Google the incorrect phrase than the correct one.

2. Daylight saving time has mixed effects on people's health. Transitions into and out of DST can disturb people's sleeping patterns, for example, and make them more restless at night. Night owls tend to be more bothered by the time changes than people who like mornings, Finnish researchers concluded last year.

3. There's a spike in heart attacks during the first week of daylight saving time, according to another study published last year. The loss of an hour's sleep may make people more susceptible to an attack, some experts say. When daylight saving time ends in the fall, heart attacks briefly become less frequent than usual.

4. People are safer drivers during daylight hours, and researchers have found that DST reduces lethal car crashes and pedestrian strikes. In fact, a study concluded that observing DST year-round would annually prevent about 195 deaths of motor vehicle occupants and about 171 pedestrian fatalities.

5. A U.S. law signed by President George W. Bush in 2005 extended the length of daylight saving time by four weeks. It now begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March. It ends on the first Sunday in November.

6. Also in 2005, Kazakhstan abolished daylight saving time, citing negative health effects. The country's government reportedly calculated that 51.6 percent of Kazakhs responded badly to the time change.

7. Many other countries observe daylight saving time, but not all do so on the same day. That can create confusion for international travelers, business communications, and more.

8. Daylight saving can also cause confusion close to home. In March 2007, a Pennsylvania honor student was mistakenly accused of threatening his school with a bomb. He had actually called an automated line to get info about scheduled classes. Someone else made the bomb threat an hour later.

9. Two states--Arizona and Hawaii--and three U.S. territories--American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands--don't observe daylight saving time. Indiana adopted DST in 2006.

10. Local time determines when DST begins, so America's eastern time zone makes the switch before the rest of the country. This Sunday, cities like New York and Atlanta will be two hours ahead of the central time zone, instead of the usual one-hour difference, from 3 a.m. to 3:59 a.m. EDT. New York City will be four hours ahead of Los Angeles--instead of the usual three--from 3 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. EDT.

11. Daylight saving time was first used during World War I, as part of an effort in the United States and other warring countries to conserve fuel. In theory, using daylight more efficiently saves fuel and energy because it reduces the nation's need for artificial light.

12. The first American to advocate for daylight saving was Benjamin Franklin. He realized in 1784 that many people burned candles at night yet slept past dawn in the summer, wasting early-morning sunlight.

13. The effect of DST on energy use has changed over time and varies from place to place. Experts even disagree on whether DST still saves the nation energy. But so many people like to "spring forward" that it might be hard for officials to end the tradition, even if they determined it's wasteful.


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 003/09/09:

  Thanks, Ruthie!


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 23, 24, and 25, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion.  For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact

5. Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/08/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Gnarls Barkley), 2006

I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind,
There was something so pleasant about that place . (Or phase)
Even your emotions had an echo in so much space.

And when you're out there, without care,
Yeah, I was out of touch.
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough:
I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Possibly (Or Probably)

And I hope that you are having the time of your life,
But think twice, that's my only advice.

Come on now who do you, who do you, who do you think you are,
Ha ha ha, bless your soul,

You really think you're in control!

I think you're crazy...
I think you're crazy...
I think you're crazy...
Just like me.

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb,
And all I remember is thinkin' I wanna be like them. hmhmhm

Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun,
And it's no coincidence I've come, mmm
And I can die when I'm done.

But maybe I'm crazy?
Maybe you're crazy?
Maybe we're crazy?

"Crazy" midi courtesy of - 03/09/07

"Crazy" lyrics courtesy of - 03/09/07

Animated Flashing Eye clip art courtesy of - 03/08/09

Animated Goofy Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/08/09

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 the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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