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03/23/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Baby Elephant Walk

“A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.”

 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
(28 July 1929 - 19 May 1994)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   What a happy, fun song this is!

BONUS - Baby Elephant Walk


"Baby Elephant Walk" is a tune written in 1961 by composer Henry Mancini, for the 1962 release of the movie Hatari! The composer combines brass instruments (including repeated blasts from the tuba) and woodwind elements to convey the sense of a toddler that is large and plodding, but nonetheless filled with the exuberance of youth. The catchy, jazzy simplicity of the tune has made it one of Mancini's most popular works, prompting its appearance on nearly twenty later compilation and best of/greatest hits albums. As the album review states, "if Hatari! is memorable for anything, it's for the incredibly goofy 'Baby Elephant Walk,' which has gone on to be musical shorthand for kookiness of any stripe. Get this tune in your head and it sticks."


From Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA - 03/21/18, 2:16 PM - "NNHS '65 70th Birthday Celebration":

Dear Classmates:

The class of NNHS 1965 reunion committee is planning a belated "70" birthday celebration. The committee wanted to keep it simple and just provide a time and place to socialize, share old memories and make new ones. We have reserved an area at The Cove Restaurant in City Center in Newport News. The restaurant is located across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel where we held our 50-year reunion. There is a parking garage adjacent to the restaurant.

Our birthday celebration will be held on Saturday, June 9th from 6 to 9 pm. If you would like to order appetizers, dinner or drinks, you will order from their regular menu and run your own tab. There will be no admission cost for you to attend. The only cost would be the food and beverages that you choose to order. The committee needs a RSVP by May 1st in order to notify the restaurant of how large an area we would need to reserve. You can respond to Lynn Walker Brothers at, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at, 757-595-1965.

Let's come together and celebrate yet another milestone. We look forward to seeing everyone on June 9th!

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thank you, Lynn - what wonderful news! From now until then, this information will appear in the DATES TO REMEMBER section at the bottom of every Newsletter, and is now appearing on the Reunion Page as well as the main page of the site.

   I won't be able to join you, but y'all have fun!


   Happy Birthday today to  Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND   Mary Beth Sawyer ('63) AND Richard Marshall ('66) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL AND A Beary Happy Birthday to  Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

25 -  The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007) AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND  Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA;

26 - The late Gene Collins Glave ('60) (deceased 07/06/11);

27 - Linda Williams Snelling ('63);

28 - Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA AND   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA;

29 -  David Hatchett ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


March 23, 1918 - First World War: On the third day of the German Spring Offensive, the 10th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment was annihilated with many of the men becoming prisoners of war.


March 23, 1919 - In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement.

March 23, 1933 - The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.

March 23, 1936 - Italy, Austria & Hungary signed the Pact of Rome.

March 23, 1939 - The Hungarian air force attacked the headquarters of Slovak air force in the city of Spišská Nová Ves, killing 13 people and beginning the Slovak–Hungarian War.

March 23, 1942 - In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces captured the Andaman Islands.

March 23, 1942 - The U.S. government began evacuating Japanese-Americans from West Coast homes to detention centers.

March 23, 1998 - Germany's largest bank pledged $3.1 million to Jewish foundations as restitution for Nazi looting.


Friday, March 23, 1968 - Singer-songwriter, producer and actor Damon Albarn was born in Whitechapel, London, England.

Friday, March 23, 1968 - Cricketer and journalist Mike Atherton was born Michael Andrew Atherton in Failsworth, Lancashire, England.

Friday, March 23, 1968 - Author Mitch Cullin was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Friday, March 23, 1968 - Footballer and manager Fernando Hierro was born Fernando Ruiz Hierro in Vélez-Málaga, Spain.

Friday, March 23, 1968 - Actor and screenwriter Pierre Palmade was born in Bordeaux, France.

Friday, March 23, 1968 - Journalist and author Edwin O'Connor (b. 29 July 1918 in Providence, Rhode Island) died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 49.

From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 03/22/15:

“If you have ignored warnings and your life has been damaged or disabled by a rough road, there is help available. Through that help you can renew and rebuild your damaged life. You can start over again and change your course from a downward, twisting, disappointing path to a superhighway to peace and happiness.”

- , April 1995
(07 Nov 1928 - 22 Sept 2015)

   Thanks so much, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/23/18:

   Thank you, Joan!


From Bob Allen ('51) of VA - 03/21/18:

I am trying to locate Patti Parker (1954) NNHS and her sister, Tweetsie (Marilyn) Parker (1952) NNHS. I have gotten a lot of leads, but all are dead ends.

Someone told me Tweetsie is now Tweetsie Hankins in Raleigh, NC---?? Patti married Lloyd Dobbins, but someone told me they are divorced? Also living in Raleigh, NC area??

    Hmm, I'm sorry, Bobby. I thought I was going to be more helpful than this.

   Wait a minute - Lloyd Dobbins, the former WAVY-TV news anchor??

   I did find this link involving an attorney in Winston-Salem named Patti Dobbins; I don't know if that'll be useful or not:

   Maybe one of our readers will be more helpful.

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

   Thanks, Bob!

 From My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - '02) of TX - 03/21/18:


  Jane is six today!!
AWWW! Thank you, Megan! Pass out the hugs and kisses!  



     From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/20/18:

  Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

  From Chuck Jones ('66) of FL - 03/20/18:


   Thanks, Chuck!



 From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of VA - 03/22/18:


  Thanks, Susie!



“I conduct faster so you can see my beat.”

- Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(18 Nov 1899 - 12 Mar

From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 03/09/18 - "I can relate to these! (#3 in a Series of 20)":


Thanks, Wayne!



Dedri's Baby Elephant Crochet Pattern


Elephant Knitting Patterns


Cinnamon Elephant Ears

Elephant Ears

Elephant Stew


From - 03/22/18:

Judge: Is there any reason you could not serve as a juror in this case?

Juror: I don't want to be away from my job that long.

Judge: Can't they do without you at work?

Juror: Yes, but I don't want them to know it.


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, May 09, 2018 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

3. Saturday, June 09, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its Belated 70th Birthday Celebration at The Cove Restaurant in City Center (across the fountain from the Marriott Hotel), Newport News. No admission cost; run your own food and beverage tab. RSVP by May 01 to Lynn Walker Brothers at, 757-595-4116 or Pauline Collins Shofner at, 757-595-1965. 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/21/18

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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Baby Elephant Walk

Written by
Henry Mancini (16 Apr 1924 - 14 June 1994), 1961 for Hatari!, 1962

"Baby Elephant Walk" midi courtesy of - 03/22/10
at the suggestion of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/22/10
Thanks, Paul! 

Baby Elephant Image courtesy of - 03/22/10

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

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

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of - 04/26/13

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/07
Thanks, Janice!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of  - 05/23/16

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