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03/24/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Out of Nowhere

“Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness.”

 - Mark Twain

(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

“Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come, while stars
grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and
silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company and listen to their talk.”

 - Kenneth Grahame

(08 Mar 1859 - 06 June 1932)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This Golden Oldie from 1931 just popped into my mind - well, from out of nowhere.

BONUS #1 - - Out of Nowhere - Ruth Etting, 1931

BONUS #2 - - Out of Nowhere - Stan Getz


"Out of Nowhere" by Johnny Greene and Edward Heyman became a standard piece of gypsy swing, a musical style established by Django Reinhardt in the 1930's. Gypsy swing remains popular to this day, for additional information see Django Reinhardt and Rosenberg Trio.


   A Beary Happy Birthday today to   Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA! 

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007) AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND   Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -   Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC;

28 -   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA;

29 -   David Hatchett ('65) of VA;

31 - Alex Nicol (February '49) of VA AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND       Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA AND    Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


Monday, March 24, 1862

Not all slaves lived in states now in the Confederacy. This was more than a little embarrassing, and downright infuriating to hard-core abolitionists. The US Congress today debated yet another plan to phase out slavery in Union territory, this time by compensation to owners. Abolitionist Wendell Phillips, giving a lecture against this notion in Cincinnati, was booed, hissed, and pelted with eggs. The audience then took to fighting amongst themselves, and Phillips was dragged offstage by his friends and taken away to safety.


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/23/11, 12:08 PM - "Elizabeth Taylor":

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011

   Thank you, Shari - what a loss!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 03/23/11 - "1907 Photo":

What we don't teach our children and grandchildren, won't get taught since the government now controls what gets taught in school through organizationss like NEA, etc. So much of our history has been removed or altered that it is up to us to educate..................

  I think this is one email that needs to be forwarded until every American with a computer receives it.

The year is 1907, one hundred years ago......


   Thanks so much, Sweetie-Pies! I already knew, but I ran this through, again and found:

                           Status: True

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

'"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person 's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'"

- Theodore Roosevelt, 1907
Every American citizen needs to read this!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/23/11 - "What happens to dead penguins?":

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in  Antarctica   - where do they go ?
Wonder no more ! ! !
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.
If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in  the ice, using their vestigial
wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.
The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:
                         "Freeze a jolly good fellow"
                         "Freeze a jolly good fellow."
                        "Then they kick him in the ice hole."
You really didn't believe that I know anything about penguins, did you?
It's so easy to fool OLD people!

     OHHHH, Shari, that's SOOOO bad! Thanks!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 03/23/11 - "WHY THERE WEREN'T ANY FITNESS CENTERS IN THE 50'S":

Wish I could.  Wish there were places to go and join in.  Our kids need to learn this and spend less time on their _____s in
front of computers and playing with a DS or Ipod. - Bill Haley - Rip It Up

   BOY HOWDY! Thanks again, Sweetie-Pies!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/23/11 - "THE BIBLE":

When you carry the Bible, Satan has a headache;
when you open it, he collapses;
when he sees you reading it, he loses his strength;
AND when you stand on the Word of God, Satan can't hurt you!

And did you also know... when you are about to forward this email to others, the devil will discourage you, but forward it anyway.

   Good points - thanks, Joyce!

  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 03/23/11 - "Biblical Humor...":

It doesn't hurt to have a little Biblical humor to start the day....

Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth?
A. Ruthless.

Q. What do they call pastors in Germany ?
A. German Shepherds.

Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A. Noah He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.

Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David's Triumph was heard throughout the land. Also, probably a Honda, because the apostles were all in one Accord.

Q. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
A. Samson. He brought the house down.

Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden ?
A. Your mother ate us out of house and home.

Q. Which servant of God was the most flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible?
A. Moses. He broke all 10 commandments at once.

Q. Which area of Middle East was especially wealthy?
A. The area around Jordan. The banks were always overflowing.

Q. Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible?
A. David. He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep.

Q. Which Bible character had no parents?
A. Joshua, son of Nun.

Q. Why didn't they play cards on the Ark ?
A. Because Noah was standing on the deck. ( Groan.)

P.S... Did you know it's a sin for a woman to make coffee?
Yup, it's in the Bible. It says, 'He-brews.'

Friends are God's way of taking care of us.

We'll be friends until we are old and senile. Then we'll be new friends.
     Thanks, Ivan!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 03/23/11 - "Holy Humour":


A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, "I know what the Bible means!"
His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible means?
The son replied, "I do know!"
"Okay," said his father. "What does the Bible mean?"
"That's easy, Daddy..." the young boy replied excitedly," It stands for 'Basic Information Before Leaving Earth.' (This one is my favorite)


There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country.
"Is there anything breakable in here?" asked the postal clerk.
"Only the Ten Commandments." answered the lady.


"Somebody has said there are only two kinds of people in the world. There are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good morning, Lord," and there are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good Lord, it's morning."


A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter.
Then he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: "I have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss my appointment. Forgive us our trespasses."

When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note "I've circled this block for 10 years. If I don't give you a ticket I'll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation."


There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."


While driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage. The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached to the back of the carriage was a hand printed sign... "Energy efficient vehicle: Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step in exhaust."


A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question, "Boys and girls, what do we know about God?"
A hand shot up in the air. "He is an artist!" said the kindergarten boy.
"Really? How do you know?" the teacher asked.
"You know - Our Father, who does art in Heaven... "


A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.
"Reverend," said the young man, "I'm so sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."
The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."


People want the front of the bus, the back of the church, and the center of attention.


Sunday after church, a mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about.
The daughter answered, "Don't be scared, you'll get your quilt."
Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed. Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea and the mom asked him what that morning's Sunday school lesson was about.
He said "Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming."


The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute. The substitute wanted to know what to play.
"Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently. "But, you'll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances."
During the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up."
At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star Spangled Banner."
And that is how the substitute became the regular organist!

When you carry the Bible, Satan gets a headache..... When you open it, he collapses..... When he sees you reading it, he faints..... When he sees that you are living what you read, he flees..... And when you are about to forward this message.... He will try and discourage you.. I just defeated him!!! Any other takers?


     Thanks again, Sweetie-Pies!

  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 03/23/11 - "Senior Texting":

Senior Texting

ATD: At The Doctor's

BFF: Best Friend Fainted

BTW: Bring The Wheelchair

BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth

CBM: Covered By Medicare

CGU: Can't get up

CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center

DWI: Driving While Incontinent

FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers

FWIW: Forgot Where I Was

FYI: Found Your Insulin

GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!

GHA: Got Heartburn Again

IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?

LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out

LOL: Living On Lipitor

LWO: Lawrence Welk's On

OMMR: On My Massage Recliner

OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas.

ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up

TTYL: Talk To You Louder

WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?

WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again

WTP: Where's The Prunes?

WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil

GGLKI: (Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In)

   MORE GIGGLES - SAD ONES! Thanks again, Ivan!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/11 - "Some Maxines" (#12 in a Series of 19):

Finally, Some NEW Maxine's!
  AND REMEMBER: Good friends are like stars.

You don't always see them but you always know they are there.
   WILD GIGGLES!  Thanks, Joyce!


From - 03/23/11:

Three old pilots are walking on the ramp. First one says, “Windy, isn’t it?”

Second says, “No, its Thursday!”

Third one says, “So am I. Let's go get a beer.”

1. Thursday, April 7, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 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, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

4. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at - CLASS OF 1966

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 03/21/11

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

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Out of Nowhere

Words by
Edward Heyman (14 Mar 1907 – 16 Oct 1981), 1931

Music by Johnny Green (10 Oct 1908 – 15 May 1989),1931

You came to me from out of nowhere,
You took my heart and found it free,
Wonderful dream, wonderful schemes, from nowhere,
Made every hour sweet as a flower to me!

If you should go back to your nowhere,
Leaving me with a memory,
I'll always wait for your return out of nowhere,
Hoping you'll bring your love to me.
Hoping you'll bring your love to me.

"Out of Nowhere" midi courtesy of - 03/23/05

 "Out of Nowhere" lyrics courtesy of - 03/22/05

Purple Candles clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05

Purple Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks, Sandi!

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

Animated Dancing Elephant also courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Thanks again, Sandi!

Purple Flowers Headers clip art courtesy of - 03/25/05

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