03/27/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Hey There
“The pain of love is the
pain of being alive.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're revisiting this Newsletter from exactly four years ago today.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU_Gj51Uk6k - Hey There - Rosemary Clooney
"Hey There" is a show tune from the musical play The Pajama Game, written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. It was published in 1954.
It was subsequently recorded by a number of artists. The recording by Rosemary Clooney reached #1 on Billboard's chart in 1954. Another version was also recorded about the same time by Sammy Davis, Jr., reaching #16 on Billboard's retail chart. The song (counting all recorded versions) also reached #1 on the Cash Box chart in 1954.
In the context of the show, Sid sings it to a recording device, telling himself that he's foolish to continue his advances to Babe. He plays the tape back, and after responding to his own comments, sings a duet with himself.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
01 - Harold Smith ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|March 26, 1942
the first female prisoners arrived at
March 26, 1945 -
US forces declared
THIS DAY IN WWII:
March 27, 1933 - About 55,000 people staged a protest against
Hitler in New York City.
March 27, 1938 - The
Battle of Taierzhuang took place.
March 27, 1943 -
Battle of the Komandorski Islands – In the
Aleutian Islands the battle began when United States Navy forces
Japanese attempting to reinforce a
March 27, 1945 - Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan's ports and waterways began.
YESTERDAY IN 1965:
Friday, March 26, 1965 - Nothing happened. Anywhere. Nothing at all whatsoever.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Saturday, March 27, 1965 - Nothing happened. Anywhere. Nothing at all whatsoever -again. "I am not making this up."
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 03/22/10 - "USS Franklin - expanded":
one of your recent
newsletters, you mentioned the ordeal of the USS FRANKLIN, which is
often referred to as the most heavily damaged ship during WW II that
survived...and even made it home under her own power. An expanded
write-up of her ordeal follows, along with a few photos, to honor her
But a little recognition of the shipbuilders that created such a stout
ship should also be noted...since she was built at Newport News
Shipbuilding. A little-mentioned fact that further attests to the skill
of her creators is the amazingly short period of time that it took to
build her... less than 14 months from keel laying (on December 7,
1942) until commissioning (January 31, 1944).
Another unusual feature - she was christened by the commanding officer of the WAVES, with what may have been the largest contingent of maids of honor to ever assist at a ship's christening.
The USS Franklin (CV-13)
USS FRANKLIN - "The Ship That Would Not Die"
Before dawn on 19 March 1945 the U.S.S. Franklin, who had maneuvered closer to the Japanese mainland than had any other U.S. carrier during the war, launched a fighter sweep against Honshu and later a strike against shipping in Kobe Harbor. Suddenly, a single enemy plane pierced the cloud cover and made a low level run on the gallant ship to drop two semi-armor piercing bombs. One struck the flight deck centerline, penetrating to the hangar deck, effecting destruction and igniting fires through the second and third decks, and knocking out the combat information center and airplot. The second hit aft, tearing through two decks and fanning fires, which triggered ammunition, bombs and rockets. The Franklin, within 50 miles of the Japanese mainland, lay dead in the water, took a 13° starboard list, lost all radio communications, and broiled under the heat from enveloping fires. Many of the crew were blown overboard, driven off by fire, killed or wounded, but the 106 officers and 604 enlisted who voluntarily remained saved their ship through sheer valor and tenacity. The casualties totaled 724 killed and 265 wounded, and would have far exceeded this number except for the heroic work of many survivors. Among these were Medal of Honor winners, Lieutenant Commander Joseph T. O'Callahan, S. J., USNR, the ship's chaplain, who administered the last rites, organized and directed firefighting and rescue parties, and led men below to wet down magazines that threatened to explode, and Lieutenant (junior grade) Donald Gary who discovered 300 men trapped in a blackened mess compartment, and finding an exit, returned repeatedly to lead groups to safety. The U.S.S. Santa Fe (CL-60) similarly rendered vital assistance in rescuing crewmen from the sea and closing the Franklin to take off the numerous wounded.
The Franklin was
taken in tow by the U.S.S. Pittsburgh until she managed to
churn up speed to 14 knots and proceed to Pearl Harbor where a cleanup
job permitted her to sail under her own power to Brooklyn, N.Y.,
arriving on 28 April.
|19 Mar 1945||1945||Apr 1945|
Thank you so much for this background information, Bill! I'm so sorry it took me so long to process it!
From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 03/25/10 - "Water":
|I don't know
where this originated, but it makes sense.
Drinking water at the correct time maximizes its effectiveness on the human body:
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps
WOWZERONI!!! Thank you so much, Renee! I have long suspected that timing in our lives - especially of food, drink, exercise, and sleep - was even more critical than content; I just didn't know what the optimal timing was!
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 03/25/10 - "A Salute to Vietnam Veterans":
|Dear family and friends, this is certainly
Although Dick was a helicopter pilot, in Vietnam he did not fly. His tour of duty Was On The Ground - living In The Ground.
All Vietnam Vets deserve Respect and a Great Round of Applause!!!!!!!!!
I Thank you for your service and I
salute you ! !
WOWZERONI and AMEN! Thank you so much, Evelyn! Here's that big round of applause you mentioned!
From Michael Jeffers ('61) of VA - 03/26/10 - "New e-mail address":
|My new e-mail address is:
Thanks to all, Michael Jeffers
Thank you, Michael Darlin'! As you've previously authorized me to post it, I'll do so again!
Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 03/26/10 - "RE: 03/25/10 Newsletter":
Thanks, Carol, for the 1961 memories (Bobby Vee – Love You More Than I Can Say). Brings back many memories. In January 1961 this mid-8th grade military brat and family spent 9 days aboard the USNS Wm O. Darby, sailing from Germany to NY Port Authority. Fell for a very sweet guy, Eric. Can’t ever forget Poetry in Motion and Devil or Angel which played non-stop at the time.
A little note of interest about
Bobby Vee…he and his family have lived in this area (St Cloud, MN)
for many years and his children and mine were classmates . While his
children were at Cathedral HS here, he put on an annual
‘Rock-Around the Clock’ fundraiser show for many years, bringing in many
of the popular performers from the 60’s, with he and his sons, who were
in bands of their own, performing as well. One year my daughter went by
limo with Bobby’s daughter to pick up the emcee that year—none other
than Dick Clark, along with his wife, who were personal friends
of Bobby Vee. Was so great that my children got to experience some of
the best of the 60’s with me. One of the little blessings for having
tolerated many ‘challenging’ Minnesota seasons!
For those who have viewed the
famous documentary on the march that shows Martin Luther King, Jr.
with his wife…and a younger Caucasian male on crutches (no prosthetic)
on MLK’s right…I happened to have met that person, Jim Letherer,
while living in Hilo, Hawaii, in 1971. We had occasion to meet and talk.
He began telling me of his experience in that march, and suggested when
I got stateside to make sure to watch for him in the documentary (and I
have seen the film many times and it was in fact him). Famed
photographer Spider Martin took a photo of Jim which is widely
circulated. Jim Letherer passed away in 2001. I have since seen another
picture of him taken on the islands; the caption of that picture was Jim
rallying with farm workers for better conditions. At the very least, Jim
seemed to have a heart for his fellow man.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Bonnie! These small world stories always serve to remind us just how intertwined our lives really are!
From Me ('65) of IL - 03/26/10 - "Random Childhood Memories":
| I was so taken by
HS - '57 - of VA)
story, "Under the Porch," I began bemoaning the fact that we had no real
place on the site to post those
precious memories unless they pertained to specific places within
Our Old Stomping Grounds.
Well, now we do:
http://nnhs65.com/random-childhood-memories.html - brand new page - open for sharing your stories!
http://nnhs65.com/Under-the-Porch.html - brand new entry!
Thanks so much, John!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/27/10 - "SWEET POISON 'MUST READ' ":
least the first part, if not all; it's really informative and worth it.
SWEET POISON! A MUST READ!
In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.
By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her.. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.
She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.
She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.
On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believed she had MS.
I recalled an article
a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet
soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting
ready to crack one open that moment.
YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you so very much, Bill!
I was told by a nurse/nutritionist more than 26 years ago how dangerous Aspartame was for pregnant and nursing women, as well as for little children, and have done my best to warn others of this ever since. I was reminded of the hazards for other people by another R.N. just this past January.
As you may know if you've been here with us long enough, I believe that "evidence" can be produced to back any claim manufacturers choose to make for their products, so I tend to take a more pragmatic approach. From my own experience, I feel dreadful if I consume sugar. I feel just as dreadful in other ways if I consume aspartame. Personally, I'd much rather drink a big ol' chocolate milkshake, but I believe I'm going to have to stick with water in the interest of good health.
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/10/10 - "Oh my... I actually find this funny! (#8 in a Series of 9)":
What to do when really bored...
1. Kill a few flies
2. Put them in the sun to dry for one hour.
3. Once they are dry, pick a pencil and paper... Let your imagination flow.
Here are a few
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 email@example.com.
FINALLY:From ArcaMax Jokes - 03/25/10:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at email@example.com (757) 223-9488 -CLASS OF 1953
2. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin. For details, contact Mickey Marcella at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at email@example.com (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954
3. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / email@example.com with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC
4.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
5. 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 email@example.com - CLASS OF 1960
6.Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. - CLASS OF 1963
7. 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.- OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
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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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Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for "The Pajama Game"
You with the stars in your eyes
Love's never made a fool of you
You used to be too wise.
You on that high-flying cloud
Though he won't throw a crumb to you
You think someday he'll come to you.
Better forget him
Him with his nose in the air
He's got you dancing on a string
Break it and he won't care
Won't you take this advice
I hand you like a mother
Or are you not seeing things too clear?
Are you too much in love to hear?
Is it all going in one ear
And out the other?
(repeat last verse)
Hey There! Hey There!
"Hey There" midi (sequenced byHarry Todd - aka "Gitpicker") courtesy
"Hey There" lyrics courtesy of http://www.brave.com/bo/lyrics/heythere.htm - 03/26/06>
"Starry Eyed" Image courtesy ofhttp://www.blogskins.com/info/7774 - 03/26/06
Cityscape Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars9.html - 03/27/06
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
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